Sony Corporation ('Sony') and Panasonic Corporation ('Panasonic') today announced that they have signed a basic agreement with the objective of jointly developing a next-generation standard for professional-use optical discs, with the objective of expanding their archive business for long-term digital data storage. Both companies aim to improve their development efficiency based on the technologies held by each respective company, and will target the development of an optical disc with recording capacity of at least 300GB by the end of 2015. Going forward, Sony and Panasonic will continue to hold discussions regarding the specifications and other items relating to the development of this new standard.
Aiming to improve customer services, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. has established a new system COMPASS (abbreviation for Communication Passport)Note1 that enable the Company's customer engineers in Japan to obtain information essential for visiting his/her customers to their tablet devices, by utilizing Fuji Xerox's proprietary technology. Full-fledged adoption of this new system begins April 2013.
Championship leader Sofuoglu became the first rider to win two races this year when he added the Misano laurels to the victory he took in the opening race in Australia. His brilliant form since he joined Kawasaki this year has seen him score a podium in every race bar one so far.