Fujitsu Lays the Foundations for Strengthened Commitment in Europe

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In a recent ceremony in Langen, Germany, Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) strengthened its commitment to Europe, as the foundation stone was laid for its new, purpose-built, European headquarters. The company will move from its current location in Dreieich-Buchschlag on December 15th 2005.

In a recent ceremony in Langen, Germany, Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) strengthened its commitment to Europe, as the foundation stone was laid for its new, purpose-built, European headquarters. The company will move from its current location in Dreieich-Buchschlag on December 15th 2005.

Present at the ceremony were Langen town representatives, the builders, the architects and FME's President Mr Shimpei Hirata, who commented, "Langen is an ideal location for us and the purpose-designed offices will allow us to develop our business more efficiently. This move underpins our commitment to the European electronics industry, which has never been stronger."

To mark the occasion, a time capsule was placed beneath the foundation stone, containing four of FME's key electronic devices, comprising a 32-bit automotive microcontroller, a 'Coral' Graphic Display Controller, an ASIC used in high-speed fibre optic networking and a SmartMPEG™ evaluation board. These devices were designed or defined in Europe and symbolise the foundation upon which FME's core business will be based for the future.

The move to new premises, with a floor area of 7600m2, will provide FME with a building that has been designed to meet the company's exact requirements for the foreseeable future. Situated on a newly developed business park in Langen, near Frankfurt, the building known as ‘Fujitsu Rhein-Main Campus’, is only 10 minutes drive from Frankfurt airport.

180 FME employees will be located here, of which the majority are employed in design, engineering or applications functions. 40 employees from other Fujitsu companies - Fujitsu Services GmbH, Fujitsu Laboratories Europe and Shinko Electronics Limited - will also be relocated here.

With the move taking place during FME's 25th year in Europe, the company's strengthening commitment to the European market is further underlined.

FME focuses on markets and applications including automotive, multimedia, networking/telecoms, mobile communications, digital-audio and industrial & home appliances. The new building will house the company's Microcontroller, ASIC, and RF design centres, and the Multimedia Development Centre, where new products are researched, designed and developed.

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