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  • NEC scales OpenFlow SDNs

    Posted March 4, 2014 - 3:17 pm

    NEC this week rolled out a new version of its SDN software that includes an OpenFlow-based method for interconnecting data centers.
  • The Weekly Hash - March 1, 2013

    Posted March 1, 2013 - 12:22 pm

    From the pope to the PGA to pants, we joke about the top tech stories of the week
  • NEC rolls out OpenFlow for Microsoft Hyper-V

    Posted January 22, 2013 - 4:08 pm

    NEC this week unveiled a virtual switch for Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V hypervisor which is designed to bring OpenFlow-based software-defined networking and network virtualization to those Microsoft environments.
  • NEC to ship OpenFlow switch for Microsoft Windows Server 8 Hyper-V

    Posted September 27, 2011 - 6:09 pm

    Chalk up another big partnership win for Microsoft's Hyper-V from the world of virtual, programmable switching. NEC's OpenFlow-based network fabric, ProgrammableFlow, will be integrated with Windows Server 8 and Hyper-V when Windows Server 8 becomes available, NEC says.
  • Optus befriends NEC for new UC offering

    Posted December 1, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    Optus has partnered with NEC to deliver unified communications (UC) solutions to small and medium businesses (SMBs) through a package combining fixed and mobile services.
  • Japanese headsets promise Terminator-style real-time information

    Posted November 11, 2009 - 9:53 am

    A subtitled world could be yours for a mere $80,000.
  • NEC will absorb Renesas to become third-biggest chip maker

    Posted September 17, 2009 - 9:19 am

    Japanese chip makers NEC Electronics and Renesas Technology plan to merge by the end of April 2010 to create the world's third-largest chip maker by revenue, with leading market share in microcontrollers and system-on-chip (SoC) products for cars and mobile devices.
  • NEC in talks with Renesas to create third-largest chip maker

    Posted April 27, 2009 - 9:19 am

    Japanese chip makers NEC Electronics and Renesas Technology have entered merger discussions.
  • NEC gets into security software

    Posted April 20, 2009 - 4:35 pm

    Japanese network equipment vendor NEC is making its first foray into security software at RSA Conference 2009 with the introduction of a Web application firewall to the U.S.
  • NEC to build submarine cable linking Indonesia and Hong Kong

    Posted March 31, 2009 - 5:21 pm

    NEC has won a contract to build a new submarine fiber-optic cable linking Indonesia to Hong Kong. The cable will be the first direct link and could be expanded to other ASEAN nations.
  • Report: NEC to pull out of European PC market

    Posted February 6, 2009 - 10:12 am

    NEC is planning to withdraw from the European enterprise PC market in the middle of this year as part of its attempts to stem losses, Japan's Nikkei newspaper reported on Friday.
  • Top 10: Singing the financial blues, again

    Posted January 31, 2009 - 9:42 pm

    We could just about cut and paste from last week (and the week before), change a few names and figures here and there, and call it a day. Thankfully, quarterly financial reporting is just about wrapped up for a while, and for (American) football fans the annual rite of the Super Bowl is Sunday (scoring it a Top 10 entry because there are, of course, some IT angles).
  • NEC to lay off 20,000 as economy bites

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 10:39 am

    NEC plans to lay off 20,000 workers, close factories and withdraw from some business areas as a result of the poor economic conditions.
  • NEC to debut latest e-paper displays

    Posted October 27, 2008 - 11:11 am

    NEC will later this week unveil new electronic paper displays that are said to offer higher visibility than newspapers.
  • Sony to acquire all of optical disc venture from NEC

    Posted September 11, 2008 - 11:26 am

    Sony plans to acquire the portion of its optical disc joint venture with NEC that it doesn't already own and make the company a subsidiary, it said Thursday.
  • WiMax far ahead of LTE at Japan's NEC

    Posted September 8, 2008 - 4:03 pm

    The future of broadband networking at Japan's NEC is clear. The company's WiMax operations far outpace its work in the telecommunications industry's mobile broadband standard, LTE (long term evolution).
  • NEC to acquire NetCracker for $300 million

    Posted June 29, 2008 - 4:52 pm

    NEC will acquire NetCracker, a U.S. software vendor focused on helping communication network providers roll out new services, for about US $300 million, the companies announced Friday.
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