Furukawa Electric Fusion Splicer Recognized by 2016 Lightwave Innovation Reviews Program
March 16, 2016 – Furukawa Electric Company, Ltd., a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications, announced today that the company’s FITELNINJATM Fusion Splicer is being recognized by the 2016 annual Lightwave Innovation Reviews. The FITELNINJATM fusion splicer earned a score of 4.0 out of a possible 5 points.
“On behalf of the Lightwave Innovation Reviews, I would like to congratulate Furukawa Electric on their 4.0 score,” said Lightwave Group Publisher Rob Stuehrk. “This competitive, unbiased program celebrates the most original and innovative products in the optical networking industry. We are pleased to celebrate Furukawa Electric’s FITELNINJATM Fusion Splicer for its meaningful contribution to the optical networking industry.”
The LightWave Innovation Reviews is in its third year of recognizing and celebrating the industry’s most unique products and solutions that help optical communications professionals worldwide drive improvements and innovation in optical technology. Executives from Verizon, LightCounting Market Research, Cisco, Lumentum and Huawei were among the third-party judges for the 2016 Innovation Reviews. Criteria used in the Innovation Award rankings include, first and foremost, unique technology of application thereof, innovation, ease of use, efficiency, reliability and contribution to profitability.
For more than 30 years, Lightwave has delivered trusted technical, application and business insights to senior-level decision makers for optical communications worldwide. Lightwave serves technology vendors, communications carriers and major enterprises with a complete and nuanced picture of the optical communications business environment. Lightwave is a valued source for information related to FTTX, networking, equipment design, MSO optics and test and measurement for corporate executives, department heads, project managers, network engineers and others making strategic decisions that are critical to the success of their businesses. Lightwave is a unit of PennWell Corporation.
About Furukawa Electric Company, Ltd.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Furukawa Electric Company, Ltd. is committed to research and development and has throughout its history been in the forefront of technological innovation. The company started business in 1884, when its copper-smelting facility and wire manufacturing factory was established. Since then, Furukawa Electric has become a pioneer in the latest global technologies and innovations. The company has released products in a number of areas, including telecommunications, electronics, automobiles and construction, with the three types of material it works with at their core, namely, optics, plastics and metals. Many of these products have attained the top global market share, and all of its products have contributed to society in numerous business areas.
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About Furukawa Electric Group
Furukawa Electric (TSE; 5801, ISIN; JP3827200001) Group started business in 1884, when its copper-smelting facility and wire manufacturing factory was established. Since then Furukawa Electric has become pioneers in the latest technologies by addressing diverse technological issues. Furukawa Electric has released products in a number of areas, including telecommunications, electronics, automobiles, and construction, with the three types of materials it works with at their core, namely, optics, plastics, and metals. Many of these products have attained the top global market share, and all of its products have contributed to society in numerous business areas. Furukawa Electric reported consolidated revenues of JPY 867.8 billion (approximately USD 8.2B) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.