Policy / Systems / Technology

January 20, 2011


Japanese Industry and Academia Collaboration Among Winners of Green IT Awards 2010

Keywords: Environmental Technology Government 

Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) announced on October 5, 2010, that QD Laser Inc., Fujitsu Ltd., and the University of Tokyo, which produced "Quantum dot semiconductor laser contributing to significant power savings for IT devices," won the METI Minister Award for "savings in IT-related energy consumption" at the Green IT Awards 2010. The award-winning device is the result of 15 years of industry-university cooperative efforts, and was praised for its creative ideas encouraging change via the design principles embodied in the devices themselves.

The awards were established in FY2008, and in FY2010, the award's third year, a total of ten applications won the prizes in both the "savings in IT-related energy consumption" and "energy conservation through the use of IT" categories.

The METI Minister Award for energy conservation through the use of IT went to the "Energy conservation at Green Front Sakai with an IT system", jointly developed by Sharp Corp, Kanden Energy Solution Co., and Yokogawa Electric Corp. These were highly praised for creating a production area with the premise of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions reductions, as well as bringing cross-industrial partners together in manufacturing, a flagship industry in Japan, trying to introduce every possible technology at the present stage.

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Posted: 2011/01/20 06:00:15 AM



Announcement of the winners of Green IT Awards 2010