Racer Hopes Speed Training Will Bring Paralympic Glory

Racer hopes speed training will bring Paralympic gloryMasayuki Higuchi did not have high expectations of the Oita International Wheelchair Marathon last October, but found he was the only Japanese athlete able to live with the fierce pace that split the leading group.

Sony New S Series Xqd Cards With 168mb/s Writing Speed

Sony new S Series XQD Cards with 168MB/s writing speed Sports photographers can achieve their best-ever shooting performance this summer with the new XQD™ S Series memory card from Sony.

The high-speed memory card also offers the capacity and reliability that’s demanded by professional photo journalists covering sports and other tough shooting assignments.

Tamron World's First Full-size, High Speed Zoom With Built-in Vibration Compensation Lens

Tamron World's First Full-Size, High Speed Zoom with Built-in Vibration Compensation LensTamron , a leading manufacturer of optical equipment, announced the introduction of the SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD (Model A007), the world's first*1 full-size high-speed standard zoom lens equipped with VC (Vibration Compensation) image stabilization and USD (Ultrasonic Silent Drive)*2 , with resolution at the top of its class. The lens will be available for Canon, Nikon and Sony mounts. It is scheduled to be released first in Japan on June 2, 2012.

Tdk High Speed Msata Type Ssd For Cloud Computing System

TDK High Speed mSATA Type SSD for Cloud Computing SystemTDK has announced the development of high speed mSATA type Solid-Sate Drive (SSD) achieving 170 MB/s read and 70 MB/s write speeds. The new SMG3B series which support 3Gbps serial ATA measures only 30 mm x 50 mm and offers storage capacities of up to 64 GB. The new series uses TDK original SSD controller GBDriver RS3, which features powerful error correction expandable to 44-bit ECC.

Renesas New Low-power, High-speed Industrial Ethernet Controllers

Renesas New Low-Power, High-Speed Industrial Ethernet ControllersRenesas announced two new Industrial Ethernet controllers that include support for multiple communication protocols, helping system designers reduce their bill of materials and enable more efficient machine operation. Samples of the first products in the series are scheduled to be available in the end of 2012, and will support CC-Link IE, EtherCAT, and EtherNet/IP with support for further standards to follow at a later date.

Sony Commercializes Transferjet Compatible Lsi Offering A 350mbps Transmission Speed And The Industry's Highest Receiving Sensitivity

Sony Commercializes TransferJet Compatible LSI Offering a 350Mbps Transmission Speed and the Industry's Highest Receiving SensitivitySony Corporation ("Sony") today announced the commercialization of "CXD3271GW" LSI, for use in the close proximity wireless transfer technology TransferJet™. This LSI realizes a 350Mbps transmission speed*1 and the industry's highest receiving sensitivity*2, while also contributing to reduced power consumption, reduced parts count and smaller sizing of the sets, all to enhance its suitability for mobile devices such as smartphones.

Speed Skating: Sakai Wins Women's 1000 World Cup Short Track Title

Speed skating: Sakai wins women's 1000 World Cup short track titleYui Sakai won the women's 1,000 meters in the World Cup short track season despite finishing sixth in the last meet on Sunday.   The 24-year-old Sakai is the first Japanese to win a title on the World Cup circuit, the Japan Skating Federation said.   "It's not something I was aiming for so I'm a little surprised myself," said Sakai, who had come in fourth a day earlier.

Japan's High-speed Rail System

Japan's high-speed rail system The Shinkansen (???, new trunk line) is a network of high-speed railway lines in Japan operated by four Japan Railways Group companies. Starting with the T?kaid? Shinkansen (515.4 km) in 1964, the network has expanded to currently consist of 2,387.7 km (1,483.6 mi) of lines with maximum speeds of 240–320 km/h (150–200 mph), 283.5 km (176.2 mi) of Mini-shinkansen lines with a maximum speed of 130 km/h (81 mph), and 10.3 km (6.4 mi) of spur lines with Shinkansen services. The network presently links most major cities on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu, with construction of a link to the northern island of Hokkaido underway.