Furukawa Electric Awarded “Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19”
- Selected in the Top 100 Global Innovative Companies and Research Organizations in Strategic Intellectual Property Activities -
Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. has been chosen among the “Top 100 Global Innovators 2018-19” by Clarivate Analytics (headquarters: Philadelphia, U.S.A.; Japan office: Minato-ku, Tokyo), which is a globally leading information services provider. This follows on from last year, when we were also chosen among the Top 100 Global Innovators.
In receiving this award, Furukawa Electric was recognized for our success rate, based on our patent registration rate, as well as our global reach, as displayed by our global patent application rate. In addition, the award recognizes the influence of our company on other companies in terms of the frequency with which we are cited in the patents of other companies. Looking ahead, we will use intellectual property to protect our new technologies, which will provide us with future business, and we will continue to strengthen and develop Furukawa Electric business.
Right: Vice President Keiko Tanahashi of Clarivate Analytics (Japan) Co., Ltd.
Left: Tetsuro Ijichi, General Manager, Research & Development Division of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
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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 967.3 billion (approximately USD 8.7B) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.