Japan dependency on foreign food imports is nothing new one such fruit is banana with close to 1 million tons of it is being shipped to Japan from various tropical destinations, roughly 99% of country’s banana consumption making Japan one of the world’s biggest banana consumer nations. To overcome this dependency an agricultural company out in Okayam prefecture in Japan (D&T Farm) has developed a breathing technique which is called “freeze-thaw awakening method.” Read more
Toshiba announced the completion of world’s first commercial use carbon capture and utilization (CCU) system in a municipal waste incineration plant in Saga prefecture in Japan. The system will start operation from August 26th and will have the capacity of capturing 10-tones of carbon dioxide a day from the flue gas of the incinerator. Read more
JDI has announced the development of a 13.3-inch 4K2K LTPS (low temperature polysilicon) TFT LCD for Notebook PCs.The company is planning for mass production by the end of 2016. The new screen incorporates JDI’s unique in-cell touch technology which is widely used in smartphone displays. Read more
Mitsubishi Electric has developed industry’s first technology that combines voice recognition and drawing functionalities, enabling users to display their spoken words on a tablet or smartphone through simple dragging of their finger across the screen. The newly developed technology is expected to be combined with other functionalities such as picture drawings as well as multilingual translation assisting individuals with transcend disabilities and foreign languages. Read more
Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has developed two new types of carbon coated foil tape heat spreader HS-2500 and HS-3000 for enhancing heat radiation efficiency in semiconductor and other electronic parts. The HS-2500 is a heat-radiating sheet made of aluminum foil coated with carbon. It is suitable for use in electronic devices requiring high heat radiability due to its ability to suppress rising temperature in electronic parts. Read more
Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) has developed a hard coat transfer film with exceptional weather and wear resistance. The resin glass is capable of reducing ultraviolet light which causes discoloration and deterioration. The new resin glass has been developed based on EB technology which makes it more scratch resistance in comparison to polycarbonate resin which has been used for generic products. Read more
Panasonic has announced the development of single cable and connector solution capable transmission of uncompressed full-spec 8K video signals. The newly developed connector equipped cable uses plastic optical fiber technology.
High speed transmission over optical fiber connector can be achieved when optical axes are completely aligned. This becomes an issue when the equipment and the cable’s connection portion are detachable, making it difficult to precisely align optical axes at the point of connection resulting in poor connectivity and other type of defects. Read more
Toshiba has developed a 4-Mb class memory circuit based on STT-MRAM magnetic memory technology. The new technology integrates 65-nm silicon transistors. The new memory circuit features 3.3-ns memory access, ideal for cache memory due to its fast speed. It consumes only 1/10th of the energy that conventional integrated memory SRAM does.
Toray has announced the development of special flame-shielding paper using polyphenylene sulfide fiber TORCON™ and Zoltek’s flame resistance yarn. The new paper features a high-performance flame-shielding with outstanding fire resistance. This flexible thin film offers a flame-shielding performance of more than 10 minutes. Read more
Teijin has announced the release of proprietary Octa hollow, eight-fin polyester fiber with various chemical and natural staple fibers for various applications. Octa Neo is a sheath-core fiber which uses Octa filament as its core material. Read more