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Fujitsu Pumps Up Texas

Fujitsu Network Communications adds new manufacturing and R&D jobs to its Richardson, Texas campus

December 21, 2005

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RICHARDSON, Texas -- Fujitsu Network Communications Inc., a leading supplier of IT and wireline/wireless networking solutions, announced today that they have transferred production of a key element of their market-leading FLASHWAVE® 4500 Multiservice Provisioning Platform (MSPP) from their factory in Oyama, Japan to their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Richardson, Texas. Fujitsu is the only major optical networking vendor that manufactures their own equipment, and by moving their supply chain closer to their large customer base in North America, Fujitsu will be able to respond faster to rapidly changing customer requirements.

“This shift in manufacturing brings new jobs to north Texas at a time when competing optical networking vendors are eliminating positions through outsourcing,” said Don Blackwood, senior vice president of operations at Fujitsu Network Communications. “By growing our manufacturing operation in the U.S., we increase our competitive advantage in terms of top quality and timely responsiveness to customer requirements.”

Fujitsu is also expanding R&D operations on their Richardson campus, and anticipates the addition of new positions for recent graduates with bachelor of science degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering.

“Fujitsu Network Communications helped create the Telecom Corridor® when the company established its headquarters in Richardson in 1981,” said Bill Sproull, president and chief executive officer of the Richardson Chamber of Commerce (RCC), the Richardson Economic Development Partnership (REDP) and the Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC). “As one of four founding members of the MTBC, Fujitsu has consistently demonstrated a commitment to the local economy. This increase in manufacturing capacity and expansion of their R&D facility brings jobs to the Telecom Corridor, and is the latest in a series of positive indicators that show a strong recovery and growth of high-tech business in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex.”

Fujitsu Ltd. (Tokyo: 6702; London: FUJ; OTC: FJTSY)

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