Fujitsu, Fujitsu Optical Components, and Fujitsu Computer Technologies have received Prizes for Science and Technology, in the 2017 Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
In the Development Category, Fujitsu was awarded a prize for the development of high-dimensional interconnect technology for massively parallel computers, and Fujitsu Optical Components and Fujitsu were awarded a prize for the development of high-speed 100Gbps modules for optical communications.
In addition, Fujitsu Computer Technologies, Iwate Prefectural University, and the National Institute of Technology, Ichinoseki College were awarded a prize in the Public Understanding Promotion Category for promoting the understanding of robotics among children through a robot-building experience.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) commends individuals for their important achievements in science and technology R&D and their promotion of science and technology understanding. The awards are aimed at motivating researchers and helping to raise the level of Japan's science and technology.