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Optical Technologies R&D Center

Optical Technologies R&D Center

The Optical Technologies R&D Center is conducting R&D on a variety of new technologies by applying a wide range of optics related technologies cultivated in the field of optical fibers for communications. The amount of information carried by optical communication networks continues to increase at an astonishing speed, and optical fibers are required to be multiplexed and densified for high speed, large capacity communications. Fujikura has the technology to design and manufacture an ultra multicore fiber that has 32 cores on a single optical fiber, and has successfully achieved ultra high capacity communications of more than 1 petabit per second*.
We are also engaged in research and development in fields other than telecommunications, such as high power fiber lasers and fiber sensors for industrial equipment that use optical technology.
*Joint research with NTT, the Technical University of Denmark, Hokkaido University, the University of Southampton, and Coriant GmbH.
(Photograph shows the process of metal processing using a fiber laser.)

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Optical Technologies R&D Center
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1440, Mutsuzaki, Sakura-shi, Chiba 285-8550, Japan

Electronic Technologies R&D Center

Electronic Technologies R&D Center

The Electronic Technologies R&D Center is engaged in research and development of new technologies in the fields of information and communications and energy. In the information and communications field, we are developing millimeter wave communication modules for the fifth generation mobile communications, 5G, and energy harvesting sensor wireless systems equipped with dye sensitized solar cells as IoT wireless communication technologies. In the super smart society of the future, various objects and people are expected to be connected by IoT and wireless communications, and we will strengthen its research and development of wireless communications. In the energy field, we have been conducting R&D on high temperature superconductivity since the 1980s. At present, we have succeeded in developing mass production technology for rare earth high temperature superconducting wires with the world's highest performance, and have started sales.

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Electronic Technologies R&D Center
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1440, Mutsuzaki, Sakura-shi, Chiba 285-8550, Japan

Automotive Electrical System R&D Center

Automotive Electrical System R&D Center

The high-performance electronic systems is becoming increasingly important not only in automatic driving, where car manufacturers around the world are competing to develop technologies, but also in connected cars and electric vehicles, which are expected to become widely used. In addition to wiring harnesses for automobiles which is supplying power to all electronic equipment and is supporting communications networks, Fujikura will be cultivating new markets of next-generation electronic and electrical systems by new technologies and products which is applying our optical communications, power transmission, and electronic materials technologies. In cooperation with our overseas bases in Asia, Europe, and North America, we are developing technical support and marketing activities on a global scale. Through activities that are closely related to our customers, we are working to create new businesses that are not bound by existing frameworks.

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Automotive Electrical System R&D Center
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1440, Mutsuzaki, Sakura-shi, Chiba 285-8550, Japan

Fujikura Technology Europe GmbH

Fujikura Technology Europe GmbH

Fujikura Technology Europe GmbH develops products jointly with European automobile manufactures and electric component manufactures.

It has become increasingly important as the leading example of a development site for automotive electronics business in Europe. Recently, it has pursued the development of new electric components by applying our core technology, in addition to the existing harness field, and continued aggressive development efforts in the "Tsunagu" (connection) technology field for European customers, who are known to actively adopt new technologies. Located in Frankfurt, Germany, it operates under a framework designed to foster close ties with our European customers.

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Fujikura Technology Europe GmbH
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The Squaire 12 D–60549 Frankfurt am Main Germany

Advanced Research Core

Advanced Research Core

Our goal is to create technologies that will blossom in 10 years by envisioning the society 20 years from now, and to make this a reality, we aim to foster creative researchers with a far and wide view of the world. In order to respond to the rapidly changing times, our research activities are based on collaboration with leading research institutions around the world toward a single goal that we have set. We would also like to create a flexible work style that allows researchers to focus on their true purpose of "creating new things and enriching the world". We are taking on the challenge of creating new technologies in new ways for the next era.

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Advanced Research Core
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1-5-1,Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8512, Japan

Advanced Material Technology & Analysis Center

Advanced Material Technology & Analysis Center

Based on the mission of "Continuously support business promotion and new business creation by developing one's expertise and technological capabilities of all useful materials for the future development of Fujikura" the Advanced Material Technology & Analysis Center is engaged in acquiring and utilizing the promising material technologies that support Fujikura's manufacturing. With the international trend toward the realization of a sustainable society, including the preservation of the global environment, the need to develop material technologies that are friendly to both the earth and industry is expected to increase. Our company will contribute to the creation of a sustainable society by developing environment-friendly material technologies, which have been cultivated in the history of the electric wire and cable business.

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Advanced Material Technology & Analysis Center
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1440, Mutsuzaki, Sakura-shi, Chiba 285-8550, Japan

Product Fundamental Technology Development Department

Product Fundamental Technology Development Department

In recent years, CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) by computer simulation has been used in any technical field. CAE is indispensable for product development, advanced technology development, and development efficiency.
The Product Fundamental Technology Development Department develops various CAE technologies, creates new products with CAE-based designs, and promotes the development of new processing technologies with CAE technology.

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Product Fundamental Technology Development Department
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1440, Mutsuzaki, Sakura-shi, Chiba 285-8550, Japan

Innovative Fujikura Production System Promotion Center

Innovative Fujikura Production System Promotion Center

We aim to dramatically improve the productivity of manufacturing by making use of advanced IT technologies. Using AI and IoT technologies, we are moving forward with activities aimed at creating a smart factory through a cycle of acquisition, analyzing, and optimizing manufacturing information. We will optimize the entire manufacturing process, from individual process control, such as unmanned by automated, quality control, and facility maintenance, to factory management, such as production/performance control, inventory control, and procurement control.
As for process control, we were the first to introduce inspection systems using AI to actual production lines. We have made it unmanned and are continuing to operate stable quality inspections not depend on person. In the future, we aim to apply AI to a wide range of fields, from inspection to anomaly prediction.

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Innovative Fujikura Production System Promotion Center
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1-5-1,Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8512, Japan

Facilities & Equipment Engineering Center

Facilities & Equipment Engineering Center

Our company's Facilities & Equipment Engineering Center is responsible for the development of technologies related to production facilities and plant maintenance to manufacture products in a wide range of fields. In addition to installing highly productive production facilities, improving facilities, and improving the quality of facility maintenance to ensure stable plant operation, we are also developing automatic assembly and inspection technologies for future manufacturing, and process operation and monitoring systems that apply IoT technologies to enable smooth process operation without human intervention. We are also responsible for training maintenance staff at overseas plants, introducing automated machines, and developing and manufacturing precision dies necessary for advanced manufacturing.

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Facilities & Equipment Engineering Center
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1-5-1,Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8512, Japan

New Business Development Center

New Business Development Center

The New Business Promotion Center plays a role in incubating new businesses based on the results of R & D (research and development). In order to expand the new horizons of "Tsunagu" technologies with the world's leading technologies, medical technologies with imaging and miniaturization as core technologies, as well as high-temperature superconducting technologies that are expected to play an active role in the fields of MRI and energy are steadily growing and are expected to grow significantly as a business. In the future, in addition to the pillars of these technologies, we will add IoT solution technologies and millimeter-wave technologies as new elemental technologies. We will expand the scope of Fujikura's "Tsunagu" technology and produce R & D results by launching new services and products that anticipate the expectations of customers and society.
In addition, our company's Vision 2030 envisions the future of society and we will focus on the four market sectors of "Advanced Communication" "Energy & Industry" "Life-Assistance" and "Vehicle" and seek to resolve the issues facing people and regions of the future under the keywords "Tsunagu". Through our Silicon Valley office, which opened in 2017, and the Fujikura Innovation Hub "BRIDGE", which we created in our home base of Kiba in 2018, we will further accelerate open innovation and work with partners around the world to resolve social issues.

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New Business Development Center
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1-5-1,Kiba, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8512, Japan

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