: NEDO announces fund for new green data center research

Mar 01, 2022 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) has announced that it will be funding projects pushing forward greener data centers with its Green Innovation Fund. A number of companies have been selected to work on the project. This includes Fujitsu, NEC Corporation, AIO Core Corporation, Kioxia Corporation, and Kyocera Corporation.

The 2 trillion yen ($17 billion) "Building Next-Generation Digital Infrastructure" project will help develop manufacturing technology for silicon carbide (SiC) semiconductors and SiC wafer manufacturing technology. During the project, there will also be a focus on developing new accelerators and optical smart NIC technologies.

Vivek Mahajan, Corporate Executive Officer, CTO, Fujitsu Ltd., commented: "We are excited to take on the challenge of developing leading-edge technologies for energy-efficient CPUs (code-named Fujitsu-MONAKA) and photonics smart NIC as part of our work with NEDO."

Adding: "Fujitsu will harness this technology to deliver robust, yet environmentally-sustainable digital infrastructure that takes full advantage of Fujitsu's strengths in areas like computing and network technologies. I am confident that our work on this initiative will help demonstrate Japan's technological capabilities, and show how Fujitsu can lead the way globally in innovation that contributes to the realization of a carbon-neutral and sustainable society."

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