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Fujitsu Joins Eclipse Board

Fujitsu's Breadth of Experience in Developer Tools Will Enhance Eclipse Community

Tokyo, April 10, 2002 - Fujitsu Limited today announced that it will serve the open source tools community through participation on the Eclipse Board, adding unique breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in developer tools. is an open source community that develops the Eclipse Platform, a leading open-source environment for integrating development tools.

The Eclipse community brings together the broad participation of tool developers and tool providers needed to establish, refine and promote high-quality shared software technology. Ronald Alepin, General Manager, Enterprise Products, for US-based Fujitsu Software Corporation, will represent Fujitsu on the Eclipse Board. By taking a leadership position within, Fujitsu will be able to contribute its extensive knowledge and experience in developer tools to improve the development experience for a broad range of software projects.

"Eclipse welcomes Fujitsu to this leadership role," said Skip McGaughey, Chairperson of the Eclipse Board. "Fujitsu's strong experience in providing solutions for software developers and its commitment to open standards will add significantly to the community's strength in working towards the delivery of new era application development tools."

Fujitsu has a broad range of developer tools expertise, from the smallest embedded systems to the largest supercomputers. In addition, Fujitsu has vast experience in providing developer tools in various Asian languages. Leveraging its deep experience with a wide range of hardware and software products, Fujitsu plans to contribute to the development of new technologies and standards that will help software developers deploy and integrate next-generation software solutions.

"We're excited to be joining the Eclipse Board and working with other industry leaders to advance Eclipse-based technologies that will benefit the development community," said Yoshiyuki Tanakura, Group President, Software Group, Fujitsu Limited. "Fujitsu is supporting the Eclipse Platform because we believe it delivers significant value to our customers as well as the developers and independent software vendors who share our standards-based approach to e-business technology."

About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of Internet-focused information technology solutions for the global marketplace. Its pace-setting technologies, best-in-class computing and telecommunications platforms, and worldwide corps of systems and services experts make it uniquely positioned to unleash the infinite possibilities of the Internet to help its customers succeed. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.48 trillion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2001. Internet:

About Fujitsu Software Corporation
Fujitsu Software Corporation, based in San Jose, California, is part of the Fujitsu Limited family. Fujitsu Software Corporation leverages Fujitsu's international scope and expertise in developing and providing information technology solutions. For more information, visit

Eclipse is an open source community of software development tool vendors and tool developers that has formed the core of a community interested in collaborating to create better development environments and product integration. The community shares an interest in creating products that are integrated and inter-operable in an easy to use way based upon plug-in technology. By collaborating and sharing core integration technology, tool vendors can concentrate on their areas of expertise and the creation of new development technology. Eclipse can be found on the Web at

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