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Notice on the Sale of Shares of Landis+Gyr AG in an IPO on the SIX Swiss Exchange

Press Releases   •   Jul 21, 2017 05:00 GMT

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http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/confirm20170721-1_e.htm

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 551 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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Notice on an Action for Compensatory Damages Filed Against Toshiba

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2017 04:22 GMT

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http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/ir/en/news/20170720_1.pdf

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 551 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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Bangladesh, the land of potential: Toshiba’s “Ms. Bangladesh” shares her optimism

Blog posts   •   Jul 19, 2017 17:00 GMT

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Toshiba Wins a Stay for Temporary Restraining Order on Toshiba’s Database Shutdown to Western Digital

Press Releases   •   Jul 19, 2017 06:04 GMT

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http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/ir/en/news/20170719_1.pdf

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 551 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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New Wearable Device from Taisei and Toshiba Improves Gatekeeping at Construction Sites

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2017 03:04 GMT

                                                                                                                          Taisei Corporation
                                                                                            Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation

・Combination of glasses-type wearable device and Toshiba’s communication AI RECAIUS™ digitizes vehicle management

・New system improves efficiency and cuts workload by 20%, compared with manual access management

TOKYO, KAWASAKI - Taisei Corporation (head office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; president & CEO: Yoshiyuki Murata) and Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation (head office: Kawasaki-shi,, Kanagawa; president & CEO: Hironobu Nishikori) have developed a digital gate management system that enhances the efficiency of vehicle entry and exit management at construction sites. The system, “T-Gate.Navi,” is based on a glasses-type wearable device loaded with the image recognition technology and speech recognition technology of Toshiba’s communication AI service, RECAIUS™. The glasses also provide the screen for viewing information.

Major construction sites, especially for large-scale construction projects, have to manage a constant flow of vehicles at multiple gates. In most cases, management is done manually: every vehicle entering the site is individually registered and checked against the day’s schedule, and often its exit is also recorded and confirmed. This is all recorded as written data that must later be transferred to a digital format. Overall, it’s a time-consuming process that can result in mistakes and in gate congestion that incurs costs and reduces efficiency.

T-Gate.Navi uses the image recognition and speech recognition technologies of Toshiba’s RECAIUS™ to digitize the process and quickly and accurately gather vehicle information that is recorded and stored in the system server. The system, jointly developed by the companies and tested, refined and fine-tuned with feedback from multiple Taisei sites, eliminates current problems, eases vehicle entry and exit management at construction sites, and boosts overall gate management efficiency by as much as 20%.

When a vehicle nears a site gate, a vehicle manager vocally activates the camera in the glasses-mounted device, which photographs the number plate. The image is sent to the system server, which checks the number against a list of registered vehicles, and then provides the vehicle manager with necessary information, displayed on the screen of the device. This allows the vehicle manager to direct the vehicle to a different gate or to a location on the site. 

The system also displays the information on a computer at the site office, ensuring site managers are updated on traffic flows and the day’s logistics. In addition to this, the system can send an email to listed people who need to be notified of vehicles entrance and exit, and also records the vehicle information in a spreadsheet for comprehensive record keeping.

Though the results of testing differed with the number of vehicles entering and leaving sites, and the skills of the vehicle managers, on-site testing proved the effectiveness of the system and found that it reduced the workload by approximately 20% across a series of sites.

Taisei will continue to advance the effectiveness of T-Gate.Navi through continued use of the system at construction sites. It will promote productivity enhancement and work-style reform with construction information management technology that uses cutting-edge ICT.

Toshiba Digital Solutions will continue to develop and promote solutions that enhance productivity in areas including construction, making full use of its IoT technology, including the RECAIUS™ communication AI service.

Digital gate management system that combines glasses-type wearable device and communication AI

System work flow
                                                                              System work flow

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 551 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

Taisei Corporation and Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation have developed a digital gate management system that enhances the efficiency of vehicle entry and exit management at construction sites.

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Toshiba updates on the Preliminary Injunctive Relief brought by Western Digital

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2017 01:21 GMT

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http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/ir/en/news/20170718_1.pdf

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 551 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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Driving a see-through car?

Blog posts   •   Jul 13, 2017 00:01 GMT

Mirrors are vital safety kit for checking what is going on behind and alongside a vehicle—areas not in the driver’s direct line of sight. Yet they cannot completely eliminate blind spots. What if there is an in-vehicle electronic display, linked to cameras mounted on the vehicle, showing everything that is happening around the vehicle?

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Limited Access to Technical Information by Western Digital

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2017 08:05 GMT

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http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/ir/en/news/20170712_2.pdf

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 551 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

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Full-Scale Operations Begin for Showcase Project to Supply Wind Power-Generated, Low-Carbon Hydrogen to Fuel Cell Forklifts

Press Releases   •   Jul 12, 2017 05:09 GMT

A Japanese partnership, consisting of the Kanagawa Prefectural Government, the municipal governments of the cities of Yokohama and Kawasaki, Iwatani Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Toyota Industries Corporation, Toyota Turbine and Systems, Inc., and Japan Environment Systems Co., Ltd. announced today that all facilities to be used in the FY2015 Regional

Cooperation and Low-carbon Hydrogen Technology Demonstration Project commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment have been completed, and full-scale operations have commenced. The goal of the project is to implement and evaluate a low-carbon hydrogen supply chain which will utilize hydrogen produced from renewable energy in facilities along Tokyo Bay (in Yokohama and Kawasaki) to power forklifts.

A system has been created for using electricity generated at the Yokohama City Wind Power Plant (Hama Wing) to electrolyze water to create low-carbon hydrogen, which is then compressed and stored.The hydrogen produced at the site will be transported in a hydrogen fueling truck to a fruit and vegetable market, a factory, and warehouses. The hydrogen will be used in fuel cells to power forklifts at these locations.

The creation of this hydrogen supply chain in cooperation with local partners is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 80 percent when compared with a supply chain using forklifts powered by gasoline or grid electricity.The goal of the project is to establish a hydrogen supply chain, analyze costs, and estimate potential CO2 reductions that can be achieved with a full-scale supply chain in the future.

1. Project Overview

The project includes:

  • a system to produce hydrogen by electrolyzing water using wind power
  • a system to optimize storage and transportation of hydrogen
  • use of fuel cell forklifts
  • a hydrogen supply chain feasibility study

Project System Flow

2. Specific items to be verified by the project

The business case for hydrogen supply chains and future expansion to other regions will be verified, through cost analysis and measurement of the project’s contribution to global warming countermeasures.

Hydrogen cost

  • The demonstration project will use evaluations of current conditions (demonstration project costs) to examine future courses of action required to reduce hydrogen costs, including verification of savings from economies of scale and identification of the steps needed to implement deregulation.
  • The project will also examine the development of a promotional and deployment model through technological innovation, as well as the development of full-scale supply chains, based on projections of needs in 2030.

    CO2 emissions reductions

  • The project aims to construct a low-carbon hydrogen supply chain that can reduce overall CO2 emissions by at least 80% when compared with conventional approaches.
  • The project will examine measures for further reducing CO2 emissions.

3. Overview of future full-scale operations (from July 2017)

  •  Commencement of low-carbon hydrogen production using power from Hama Wing

       Model of Hama Wing site premises (Japan Environment Systems) Co., Ltd.)

  • Verification of hydrogen supply using 12 fuel cell forklifts and two hydrogen fueling trucks
  • Cloud-based management and operation, from hydrogen production to usage

                  Fuel Cell Forklift                        Diagram of management system

        (Toyota Industries Corporation)

4. Schedule

Note: Factors such as future discussions with the Ministry of the Environment may cause changes to the demonstration details and implementation plan.

5. Results of full-scale operation pilot trial (November 2016 to July 2017)

Trial objectives

  • To acquire proficiency in hydrogen supplying and filling work
  • To gain further knowledge of hydrogen and fuel cells
  • To complete the pilot deployment of fuel cell forklifts

Overview

  • One forklift was deployed to the Yokohama City Central Wholesale Market and one to Nakamura Logistics for test runs.
  • A hydrogen fueling truck from the Iwatani Industrial Gases Corp. Chiba plant was used to deliver hydrogen.

Evaluation of trial

  • Compared to forklifts powered by electricity, fuel cell forklifts had shorter recharging times, were used flexibly without issues, and were generally well reviewed.
  • There were requests for more frequent hydrogen deliveries in order to improve fuel cell forklift uptime.

Reference:

1. Hydrogen production system through water electrolysis using wind power

Hydrogen Production

  • Hydrogen will be produced through a water electrolysis system powered by renewable energy generated at Hama Wing.
  • The management system will enable flexible, low-carbon hydrogen production that accounts for temporary discrepancies between power output and hydrogen demand.

2. System to optimize storage and transportation of hydrogen

Hydrogen Storage and Compression

  • Sufficient hydrogen to power fuel cells for two days will be stored on-site.
  • Electricity will also be stored in an environmentally friendly storage battery system that re-uses batteries from hybrid vehicle batteries, thus ensuring a stable hydrogen supply even when Hama Wing is not operational.

Hydrogen Transportation

  • The hydrogen will be compressed for use in forklifts and delivered in hydrogen fueling trucks (the first of their kind to be used in Japan).
  • The consumption of hydrogen by the forklifts will be continuously monitored, so as to ensure optimal transportation and supply to meet user needs.

3. Use of fuel cell forklifts

Hydrogen Utilization

  • Twelve forklifts will operate at the four selected locations to demonstrate their viability in a range of operating conditions.
  • Fuel cell-powered forklifts, which Toyota launched in November 2016, emit zero CO2 during operation.

Names and locations of facilities using fuel cell forklifts, and dates of introduction

Map of locations where fuel cell forklifts will be used and hydrogen transportation routes

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global network of 551 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50 billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)

To find out more about Toshiba, visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm

A Japanese partnership announced today that all facilities to be used in the FY2015 Regional Cooperation and Low-carbon Hydrogen Technology Demonstration Project commissioned by the Ministry of the Environment have been completed, and full-scale operations have commenced.

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New Age of Drones: Flying Detectors to Inspect Aging Infrastructure

Blog posts   •   Jul 10, 2017 06:18 GMT

Aerial photography, surveying, logistics and even in agriculture – Industrial drones are starting to be used in various applications. Many companies are looking to enter the market which is expected to grow ten times from now to 2020. Under such trend, engineers from different sectors are collaborating to develop new applications for the technology.

About Toshiba Corporation

Committed to People, Committed to the Future

Toshiba’s mission to lead in innovation is based on its passion for creating products that benefit people and society, and a firm belief in the power of technology to make the world a better and safer place. The company’s commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is also reflected in its establishment as one of the world's foremost “eco-companies,” led by a business model that includes a greening of process, products and technology in all its operations.

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