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    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (hereinafter referred to as "NICT") will be conducting a Request for Information (RFI) regarding transportation means to deploy a small satellite into low lunar orbit being developed by the ongoing " Lunar Terahertz Surveyor for Kilometer-scale Mapping” project entrusted by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan.
    April 2, 2024
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    Tokyo, March 15, 2024 – A Japanese consortium of joint research partners including RIKEN, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Osaka University, Fujitsu Limited, and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) have been recognized with the prestigious Prime Minister's Award as part of the 53rd Japan Industrial Technology Awards for the successful development of a high-performance computing platform that leverages Japan's second domestically-made superconducting quantum computer.
    March 15, 2024
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    Researchers from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.), in collaboration with Nokia Bell Labs, Aston University, and Amonics PLC, demonstrated a record-breaking data-rate of 301 terabits per second in a commercially available standard optical fiber.
    Janualy 29, 2024
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    Tokyo and Osaka, December 20, 2023 – A consortium of joint research partners including the Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Biology at Osaka University, RIKEN, the Advanced Semiconductor Research Center at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the Superconducting ICT Laboratory at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Amazon Web Services, e-trees.Japan, Inc., Fujitsu Limited, NTT Corporation (NTT), QuEL, Inc., QunaSys Inc., and Systems Engineering Consultants Co.,LTD. (SEC) today announced the successful development of Japan’s third superconducting quantum computer (1) installed at Osaka University. Starting December 22, 2023, the partners will provide users in Japan access to the newly developed computer via the cloud, enabling researchers to execute quantum algorithms (2), improve and verify the operation of software, and explore use cases remotely.
    December 20, 2023
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    Researchers from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.), in collaboration with the Eindhoven University of Technology and University of L’Aquila demonstrated a record-breaking data-rate of 22.9 petabits per second using only a single optical fiber, which was more than double our previous world record of 10.66 petabits per second.
    November 30, 2023
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    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.) invented a novel structure in a superconducting strip photon detector*1 that enables highly efficient photon detection even with a wide strip, and succeeded in developing the world's first “Superconducting Wide-Strip Photon Detector (SWSPD)”.
    October 30, 2023
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    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.) has developed computational human body models for children aged 1, 5, and 10 years whose body shape and anatomical structure match international references. These models are available free of charge for non-commercial use and are useful for diverse simulations, such as studying electromagnetic field dosimetry and human body injuries in car accidents and enhancing diagnostic and therapeutic practices. They are expected to aid in child safety assessments and advancements in various fields.
    August 22, 2023
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    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.) released an open-source database of tissue dielectric properties on March 30, 2023. This database was constructed using the datasets of 58 types of tissue in the frequency range from 1 MHz to 100 GHz. This database includes many of the novel measurement data particularly those obtained above 20 GHz, which include operating frequency bands of 5G systems.
    August 21, 2023
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    Researchers invented a novel method to measure the permittivity of insulators 100 times more accurately than before. This technology is expected to contribute to the efficient development of sensitive radio receivers for radio telescopes as well as to the development of devices for the next generation communication networks, “Beyond 5G/6G.”
    August 8, 2023
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    The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, President: TOKUDA Hideyuki, Ph.D.), Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (President: MOROHASHI Hirotsune), Nagoya Institute of Technology (President: Dr. KINOSHITA Takatoshi), and Waseda University (President: TANAKA Aiji, Ph.D.) jointly developed the world's first system for the transparent relay, routing, and switching of high-speed terahertz-wave signals to different locations. Direct conversion of a 32-Gb/s terahertz-wave signal in the 285-GHz band to an optical fiber and its transparent relay and switching to different access points in ultrashort time periods were successfully demonstrated.
    June 6, 2023
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    ・Wireless electronics that have been used thus far in next-generation mobile communications using terahertz waves may reach their technical limit (namely, upper limit of frequency for wireless electronics).
    ・Terahertz wireless communication in the 560-GHz band was achieved by optical-to-electrical conversion of ultra-high-frequency photonic RF signals in near-infrared micro-resonator soliton comb.
    ・Adding the low-phase noise that is characteristic of micro-resonator soliton comb to terahertz waves makes it possible to achieve ultra-high-speed and large-capacity wireless communication using advanced modulation and demodulation of amplitude and phase.
    May 25, 2023
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    Tokyo, March 24, 2023 - A consortium of joint research partners including RIKEN, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Osaka University, Fujitsu Limited (Fujitsu) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) announced the successful development of Japan’s first superconducting(1) quantum computer(2). Starting March 27, 2023, the partners will provide the newly developed technology to users in Japan as a cloud service for non-incommercial use under a joint research agreement with RIKEN.
    May 17, 2023
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    A group of researchers from the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT, Japan) and Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. (SEI, Japan) in collaboration with the Eindhoven University of Technology, University of L’Aquila, and Macquarie University has developed a 19-core optical fiber with a standard cladding diameter (0.125 mm), which has the largest number of cores among the standard cladding diameter multi-core fibers, and has demonstrated large-capacity transmission at a data-rate of 1.7 petabits per second over a distance of 63.5 km. A randomly coupled multi-core fiber design was used to achieve high core density, as well as a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) digital signal processing to eliminate inter-core signal interference.
    May 10, 2023
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    Tokyo, March 24, 2023 - A consortium of joint research partners including RIKEN, the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Osaka University, Fujitsu Limited (Fujitsu) and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) announced the successful development of Japan’s first superconducting(1) quantum computer(2). Starting March 27, 2023, the partners will provide the newly developed technology to users in Japan as a cloud service for non-incommercial use under a joint research agreement with RIKEN.
    April 13, 2023
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    Dr. Masataka Higashiwaki (Director of Green ICT Device Laboratory, Koganei Frontier Research Center, Advanced ICT Research Institute) was elevated to be a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in class of 2023, which is the highest grade of membership. His citation is “for contributions to gallium oxide electronics and millimeter-wave gallium nitride transistors”.
    February 16, 2023