Furukawa Electric Awarded “Okochi Memorial Production Prize” during Okochi Prize Award Ceremony
- Prize received in recognition of developing variable wavelength laser modules for high-capacity digital coherent optical telecommunications systems -

March 26, 2018

Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has received the 64th “Okochi Memorial Production Prize” from the Okochi Memorial Foundation. The award ceremony was held on March 23 (Friday) of this year at the Industry Club of Japan Hall.

About the Prize

64th Okochi Prize: “Okochi Memorial Production Prize”
Awarded for: “Development of high-power/narrow-width/wideband wavelength tunable laser modules for high-capacity digital coherent optical telecommunications systems”

Comment from Keiichi Kobayashi, President of Furukawa Electric

I am very pleased to have received this prize, as it is proof that these Furukawa Electric products have contributed to the global telecommunications field. I would like to thank everyone on the prize committee and our partner customers. We will continue to work with our partner customers to develop new products as we keep the philosophies of our founder, Ichibei Furukawa, in our hearts: “value employees,” “value customers and be of use to society,” and “value new technology”

See below for details on why Furukawa Electric received this prize.

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 843.3 billion (approximately USD 7.8B) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017.