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June 6, 2019

Flexible Factory Partner Alliance
June 6, 2019

FFPA Received the "Info-Communications Promotion Month" Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Award

The Flexible Factory Partner Alliance (FFPA) received the award from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications for the Fiscal Year 2019 Info-Communications Promotion Month, for its contribution to promoting the establishment of factories with wireless connectivity and establishing international collaboration.

This award is awarded by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to individuals and organizations that are recognized as contributing to the development of the information and communication field or expected to have great potential for future creative activities in the digital content area.

FFPA continuously contributes to the standardization of technology to stabilize various wireless systems with coordination control, promotes the application of wireless communications in manufacturing factories that are expected to accelerate wireless-connected devices to increase productivity, and disseminates the standards.

The outline of the award is as follows.

[ Winner ]

Flexible Factory Partner Alliance
(Chairman: Andreas Dengel)

[ Achievements ]

Promoting the development of new wireless communication standards and international standardization efforts for stabilization of diverse wireless systems in manufacturing sites, and greatly contributing to establishment of international partnerships, such as deepening the relationship between the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

[ Photos at the award ceremony ]

  • Awards for Central Memorial Ceremony of
    Radio Day and Info-Communications Promotion Month
    June 3, Imperial Hotel Tokyo
    State Minister for MIC Yukari Sato (left),
    Vice-Chair of FFPA Satoko Itaya (right)

  • FFPA members at the Ceremony
    Director Amagai, Director Ikumo,
    Vice-Chair Itaya, and Secretary-General Koto
    (from left to right)

Info-Communications Promotion Month
Info-Communications Promotion Month has been established for the purpose of spreading and promoting information communication on the occasion of the system reform of the information communication in 1985. Various events concerning information communication are carried out throughout Japan during this period each year, for widely expanding the understanding and cooperation of Japan's residents about information communication, so to enrichen their quality of life.

About Flexible Factory Partner Alliance (FFPA)

FFPA is a non-profit organization promoting standards for coordination control technology, for ensuring stable communications in flexible manufacturing environments where various different wireless systems are being used together. The members of FFPA include OMRON Corporation, the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), NEC Corporation, Fujitsu Limited, Sanritz Automation Co., Ltd., Murata Machinery, Ltd., and Siemens K.K.