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New Contract for one of the largest OPGW project in Newfoundland, Canada

16/06/2014

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New Contract for one of the largest OPGW project in Newfoundland, Canada

- Further enhancing Out-to-Out business in the environmental infrastructure -

June 4, 2014

Suzhou Furukawa Power Optic Cable Co., Ltd. (Jiangsu Province, PRC, hereinafter, SFPOC), Furukawa Electric (TSE; 5801, ISIN; JP3827200001) group, has been awarded a new contract for Optical Ground Wire (hereinafter, OPGW)(note 1) and fittings for one of the largest power transmission project in Newfoundland, Canada.

Background

In recent years, power transmission infrastructure investment in emerging Asian and African countries has steadily increased, and there has been stable demand for OPGW. Demand for renewable energy systems including wind, solar, hydro, and the like are expanding even in developed countries, primarily in the U.S., resulting in vigorous investment in power transmission lines.

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Licensing agreement reached with Transphorm, Inc.

16/06/2014

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May 14, 2014

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has signed an exclusive license agreement with Transphorm, Inc. (California, USA, hereinafter referred to as Transphorm), a leading company in the gallium nitride (hereinafter referred to as GaN) power device market. This agreement grants Transphorm the exclusive right to use the GaN power device(note 1)-related patent portfolio solely held by Furukawa Electric.

Furukawa Electric will establish a strategic partnership with Transphorm to enhance and further develop the GaN power device-related product lines of both companies.

This agreement is part of the next-generation new businesses development activity Furukawa Electric has worked on in the “Furukawa ‘G’ plan 2015” (Medium-term management plan 2015). Furukawa Electric Group continues to aim for sustainable growth by taking advantage of one of Furukawa Electric’s strengths, material development capability.

Background

Recently the smaller size and higher efficiency of next-generation power supply systems have given rise to a greater need for GaN power devices. This technology is expected to be broadly applied in products such as micro AC adopters, high-power-density PCs, power supply systems for servers and telecommunication devices, and power conditioners and controllers for highly efficient photovoltaic power generation systems.

Furukawa Electric has held about 150 patents (110 in Japan) on materials, manufacturing techniques and drive circuits based on GaN crystal growth-related technologies. The patent portfolio is highly rated in the industry. On the other hand, Transphorm is recognized as an industrial leader, as can be seen from its release of the world’s first 600V-class...

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SuperPower wire further advances the future commercialization of superconducting fault current limiters (SFCL)

16/06/2014

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April 25, 2014

SuperPower supplies 2G HTS wire for Applied Materials’ SFCL project that includes NYSERDA, Central Hudson and Three-C

Developing the future of SFCLs and transformers

April 25, 2014 – Schenectady, New York – SuperPower Inc. supplied its second generation (2G) high temperature superconducting (HTS) wire to the Applied Materials, Inc. superconducting fault current limiter (SFCL) system to be installed for on-grid testing at the Knapps Corners substation owned and operated by Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corp. (Central Hudson) in New York. Applied Materials is one of many technology leaders involved in the energy industry who realize the benefits of 2G HTS technology as a viable and necessary part to revitalizing the power grid.

Applied Materials announced on April 15, 2014 that it had completed the assembly of a SFCL system for installation and on?grid testing at a substation owned and operated by Central Hudson. Other team members include the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), Three?C Electrical Co., as well as Central Hudson and SuperPower. System testing and evaluation is set to commence in May 2014 and will continue for one year. Performance data will be provided to the New York State Public Service Commission.

In today`s high voltage transmission network, the introduction of new generating facilities, independent power producers, and network upgrades can result in fault?current overduty on existing protective equipment. A variety of factors such as lightning, downed power lines, or crossed power lines also cause faults throughout the utility grid. Conventional solutions to fault current overduty problems such as the construction of new substations, splitting existing...

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Agreement Reached with JUNG SHING WIRE CO., LTD. (Taiwan) to Collaborate in Highly Heat-Resistant Thin Rectangular Enameled Wire Business

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April 17, 2014

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and Furukawa Magnet Wire Co., Ltd. (“FMGW”) have agreed to grant a manufacturing technology license to JUNG SHING WIRE CO., LTD. (Taiwan) (“JSW”)(FMGW has a 21.15% stake in JSW) in relation to highly heat-resistant fine rectangular enameled wire (“Ribbon Wire”). The market for Ribbon Wire in inductor (coil) applications is rapidly expanding and the aim is for both companies to manufacture and sell Ribbon Wire using standardized global technology and quality to a common global standard.

Background

Along with increasingly miniaturized, flatter and more sophisticated models of smart phones and tablets, components have also become more miniaturized and there has been an increase in the use of low-back type components, components capable of handling high currents and highly heat-resistant components. The Ribbon Wire developed by Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and FMGW has gained an excellent reputation as a magnet wire for use in inductor applications, in which miniaturization has advanced remarkably.

The market for inductor components is expected to grow at more than 20% per annum at a global level along with the expansion in the electronic appliances market. There is a need to strengthen Ribbon Wire manufacturing capacity to meet the expansion of this market.

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Launch of Demonstration Tests for Passive Sensors Aimed at Disaster Mitigation

16/06/2014

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- First Ever Local Government Demonstration Tests Utilizing Fiber Optics Networks for Passive Disaster Prevention Sensors (Rain Gauges and Water Level Gauges) -

April 4, 2014

NTT Data Chugoku Company

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.

Nippon COMSYS Corporation, Chugoku Branch

NTT Data Chugoku Company (President: Kazuhiro Nishimura; Headquarters: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture), Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (President: Mitsuyoshi Shibata; Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo), and Nippon COMSYS Corporation, Chugoku Branch (Branch General Manager: Hiroshi Watanabe; Chugoku Branch location: Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture) have jointly launched demonstration tests in Kagamino Town, Okayama Prefecture for passive disaster prevention sensors with the aim of reducing the damage caused by natural disasters.

The demonstration tests are being implemented to build systems capable of carrying out real-time monitoring of conditions during periods of sudden torrential rain, which have become more frequent in recent years, by identifying dangerous locations as quickly as possible and giving rapid and detailed predictions of when dangerous situations will arise.

Background and Aims

In recent years, extensive damage has been caused by sudden and localized torrential rain. There are limits to how much can be done to address this problem using structural measures alone, and there is an urgent need to provide an integrated approach that includes non-structural measures. In order to prevent damage from sudden torrential rain, there is a need to collect real-time information on flooding and rain volumes across a broad area. A need has arisen to identify detailed information in each region using the independent measurements...

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