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- Toshiba's New Technologies for 5G Wireless Backhaul Achieve 20 Gbps Rates in Transmission Tests:
Correct Distortion in Analog Transmission, Circuits Achieve High Transmission Speeds at Low Cost (12 Dec, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed ultra-high-speed wireless technologies for handling backhaul in fifth-generation (5G) mobile communications systems─the relay links and networks that connect terminal access links to the carrier's core network.(Note 1) In demonstration tests emulating communications distances of 5km,(Note 2) the technologies achieved transmission speeds of 20 Gbps, a performance that eliminates the need to install the optical fiber or other cables that have been required for backhaul lines until now. This advance has the potential to lower 5G network construction and maintenance costs (Figure 1).
- Toshiba's New Test Can Detect 13 Cancer Types with 99% Accuracy from a Single Drop of Blood
-Unique microRNA detection technology able to detect cancers from stage 0- (25 Nov, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed a simple, highly accurate cancer detection technology that utilizes microRNA(Note 1) in blood. With a unique electrochemical microRNA detection technology, the company confirmed to comprehensively distinguish between healthy individuals and patients with 13 cancer types, such as pancreatic cancer and breast cancer, within two hours and with 99% accuracy at the research and development level. The company will begin verification tests in 2020 to implement this technology in our society as soon as possible.
- Shinshu University and Toshiba Begin Collaborative Research on Application of Biodegradable Liposomes in Cancer Gene Therapy
-Delivery of Genes via Non-viral Nanocapsules- (11 Nov, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) collaborates with a team at the Department of Pediatrics, Shinshu University Graduate School of Medicine, led by Professor Yozo Nakazawa (hereinafter "Shinshu University"), in a project that has begun collaborative research on an anti-cancer gene delivery technology that will deliver therapeutic genes to cancerous cells in nanosized capsules made with biodegradable lipids (hereinafter "biodegradable liposome". The biodegradable liposomes efficiently deliver the genes to target cells, are well suited to mass production, and are expected to find wide application. This integration of Shinshu University's cancer research and Toshiba's materials research will help to expand gene therapies for cancer(Note 1).
- Toshiba Develops AI with Three-Dimensional Recognition that Measures Distance Using a Commercially Available Monocular Camera with the Accuracy of a Stereo Camera
-Higher Accuracy, Lower Cost, and Smaller with Deep Learning for Use in Robot Picking, Autonomous Operation of Unmanned Delivery Vehicles, Remote Control Drone Inspections of Infrastructure, etc.- (25 Oct, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed AI with 3D recognition that is capable of measuring distance with the accuracy of a stereo camera(Note 1). It does this by using an image taken with a commercially available camera and applying deep learning analysis to image blurring caused by the camera lens. Eliminating the need for a stereo camera enables to reduce both cost and space.
Toshiba will present the achievements of this AI at the International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV2019) to be held in South Korea on October 30, 2019 from 10:00 am.
- Toshiba Develops Proof-of-concept Device for Ultra-high-speed Financial Transaction Machine with Simulated Bifurcation Algorithm
-Detects most profitable transaction opportunities with probabilities exceeding 90% at microsecond speeds; starting open recruitment of financial engineering experts toward practical applications- (17 Oct, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed a proof-of-concept (PoC) device for ultra-high-speed financial transaction machines that is the first in the world able to instantly detect and execute optimal arbitrage opportunities from among a huge number of currency combination patterns.
- Toshiba Risk Assessment Algorithm Helps Train Operators Improve Services
-Accurate calculation of delay risk reduces timetable disruption, improves services, passenger convenience and satisfaction, and reduces workloads for railway operators- (7 Oct, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation's (TOKYO: 6502)has developed an innovative train delay risk assessment technology that quickly and accurately calculates the probability of delays for trains operating to complex, crowded schedules. Developed for use by rail operators when timetabling services, it reduces the risk of service delays and supports the preparation of operating schedules that improve managerial and operational efficiency. Fewer delays also deliver the important pluses of improved passenger convenience and higher overall satisfaction with rail services.
- Toshiba Develops a Dedicated Massively Parallel Processing Circuit for Simulated Bifurcation Algorithms
-Provides real time combinatorial optimization solutions in rapidly changing environments and solves problems related to finance, robotics, logistics, and drug development- (11 Sep, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has reinforced its position in the vanguard of solving complex combinatorial optimization problems with the release of a dedicated large-scale parallel processing circuit(Note 1) that maximizes the high-speed performance of the company's simulated bifurcation (SB) algorithm.
- Greater Anglia turns to Toshiba's AI solutions to enhance train timetabling and improve customer convenience (Toshiba Digital Solutions Corporation) (10 Sep, 2019) September 10, 2019, London: Toshiba Digital & Consulting Corporation (hereinafter "TDX") today announces a partnership with Greater Anglia (hereinafter "GA"), enabling the UK train operator to create and deploy train timetables using Toshiba's AI-enabled Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) technology for routes in East England.
- Toshiba's High-Performance Radio Wave Imaging Technology is Optimized to Counter Terrorism
-Millimeter-wave radar for walk-through search detects concealed dangerous objects;
promotes security systems that can help prevent terrorism without hindering pedestrian traffic in public spaces- (6 Sep, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed a radio wave imaging technology that uses millimeter-wave radar(Note 1) to capture high-definition visualizations of objects concealed within clothing. It can detect dangerous objects, such as weapons and explosives, as people walk through checkpoints in stations, airports, shopping centers and other public spaces, with no need for stop and search, and can be applied to new security support services that do not interrupt traffic flows. Toshiba will present details of the technology at 11:00 AM (6:00 PM, JST) on September 6 at the IRMMW-THz conference in Paris.
- Toshiba and The Institute of Statistical Mathematics Have Developed Machine Learning
Algorithm for Identifying Failure Factors from Data with Many Missing Values (2 Aug, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) and The Institute of Statistical Mathematics (hereinafter "ISM") today announce? development of a machine learning algorithm that can identify factors that lower manufacturing quality and yield, even in datasets with many missing values.
- Toshiba Improves Power Conversion Efficiency of Tandem Solar Cells with Transparent Cuprous Oxide
-23.8% power conversion efficiency in low-cost, high-efficiency tandem solar cells surpasses the efficiency of monocrystalline silicon cells- (18 Jun, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has achieved a breakthrough in photovoltaic power generation by developing a low-cost tandem solar cell fabricated with transparent cuprous oxide (Cu2O) that surpasses the power conversion efficiency of today's widely used monocrystalline silicon (Si) solar cells. The cells are expected to find use in diverse new green energy applications, including on-site renewable power generation and storage systems, distributed regional power supplies, and energy aggregation to balance power supply and demand.
- Toshiba Succeeds in Mimicking Fundamental Function of Hippocampal Brain for Spatial Perception with Small Neuromorphic AI Hardware: Can be Implemented to Small Robots and Other Devices, Realizing Autonomous Locomotion Equipped with Spatial Perception Function (27 May, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), in a collaboration with Johns Hopkins University of the United States, has developed the world's first hardware implementation technique that mimics spatial perception, a fundamental function of the hippocampus, on a neuromorphic chip. This advance opens the way to miniaturizing autonomous mobile robots used in infrastructure inspection, where high spatial perception ability is required. Further advances in the research are expected to realize the mimicking and reproduction of more complex brain functions on small hardware, and the implement of highly intelligent AI technology in diverse fields.
- Toshiba's Advance in Gate-Insulating Film Process Technology Decreases Resistance in SiC-MOSFETs
-Next Generation Power Device Technology Reduces Power Consumption and CO2 Emissions- (21 May, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced an advance it its gate-insulating film process technology for SiC-MOSFETs, widely seen as the core technology for next generation semiconductor power device, that cuts resistance in the channel region. Applied to actual vertical devices, the technology reduces resistance by approximately 40% against current technology, and once in practical use, it is expected to lower power loss in power inverters for cars, trains, solar cells, elevators, and devices in many other fields. Such reductions will help reduce both power consumption and CO2 emissions.
- Toshiba's Breakthrough Algorithm Realizes World's Fastest, Largest-scale Combinatorial Optimization
-Advance towards building service platform for rapid problem solving in logistics, drug development and other socially important areas- (20 Apr, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has realized a major breakthrough in combinatorial optimization─the selection of the best solutions from among an enormous number of combinatorial patterns─with the development of an algorithm that delivers the world's fastest and largest-scale performance, and an approximately 10-fold improvement over current methods. Toshiba's new method can be applied to such daunting but essential tasks as identifying efficient delivery routes, determining the most effective molecular structures to investigate in new drug development, and building portfolios of profitable financial products.
- Toshiba Leads the World in Converting CO2 into Useful Materials for Chemical Products
-New Technology Reduces CO2 Emissions, Can Contribute to Achieving Paris Agreement Targets- (15 Mar, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has developed CO2 conversion technology(Note 1) with the world's highest level of conversion efficiency, approximately 450 times higher than that of the company's current technology. At a time when many countries face the urgent challenge of reducing CO2 emissions to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement, Toshiba's new solution is a highly promising advance in respect of operating efficiency, space requirements and low cost. Going forward Toshiba aims to develop commercial systems based on the technology by the latter half of the 2020s.
- Toshiba Develops World's First Transparent Cu2O Solar Cells
-Progress toward the implementation of low-cost high-efficiency tandem solar cells- (21 Jan, 2019) TOKYO─Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502), a recognized innovator in products and technologies that contribute to a better future, has achieved a major breakthrough in photovoltaic power with the fabrication of the world's first transparent cuprous oxide (Cu2O) solar cells for use in tandem solar cells. By stacking solar cells with different properties, tandem cells widen the wavelengths at which sunlight can be absorbed, and are expected to increase power generating efficiency while lowering costs.