SOURCE: Fujitsu Computer Systems

April 29, 2008 08:00 ET

Fujitsu Donates $1 Million to De Anza College - Campus Planetarium Renamed Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College

SILICON VALLEY, CA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) -


Event:        Fujitsu has donated $1 million in cash and equipment to
              De Anza College in Cupertino in support of the campus
              planetarium, which has been renamed Fujitsu Planetarium at
              De Anza College. A naming celebration will take place,
              followed by a free planetarium show, "Passport to the
              Universe."

Day:          Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Time:         9 - 10 a.m. -- Breakfast reception at the Science Center
               Outdoor Classroom
              10 - 11 a.m. -- Program in front of the Fujitsu Planetarium
               at De Anza College. A free planetarium show, "Passport to
               the Universe," follows.

Who:          Speakers and attendees include Brian Murphy, president of
              De Anza College; Bruce Swenson, president of the Foothill-
              De Anza board of trustees; Tetsuo Urano, corporate senior
              vice president, head of North American operations for Fujitsu
              Limited; and Farhat Ali, president and CEO of Fujitsu
              Computer Systems.

Significance: The donation supports the planetarium's programs for students
              and the Silicon Valley community. The Fujitsu Planetarium at
              De Anza College, the largest planetarium on a college campus
              west of the Rocky Mountains and the second largest
              planetarium facility in Northern California, offers
              educational and enrichment programs in space science. Each
              year, more than 25,000 students from 445 local schools visit
              the planetarium to enhance their space science education.
              Another 8,000 community members visit the planetarium to
              enjoy exciting programs and stay current with the latest
              astronomical discoveries. More than 2,500 college students
              enroll in astronomy courses throughout the year to learn how
              to integrate the dynamic principles of science, mathematics
              and technology.

About Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Fujitsu Computer Systems is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) committed to the design, development and delivery of advanced computer systems, application infrastructure software products, and managed services for the business enterprise. Through its TRIOLE(R) strategy, the company offers a complete line of scalable and reliable servers, storage and middleware solutions, high-performance mobile and client computers, as well as professional services. Fujitsu Computer Systems has established itself as a strategic solutions provider to the world's leading organizations by offering technology innovation, customer choice, exceptional product quality and reliability, as well as outstanding customer service. See http://us.fujitsu.com/computers for further information.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that create infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.1 trillion yen (US$43.2 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007. See http://www.fujitsu.com for further information.

About De Anza College

De Anza College, one of the largest single-campus community colleges in the nation and one of two colleges in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, has served the students of Silicon Valley for almost 40 years. De Anza provides an average of 25,000 students each quarter with outstanding general education and vocational courses as well as interdisciplinary studies, community service opportunities, on-the-job-training, internships, collaborative programs with businesses and industries, and online and television classes.

Learning at De Anza College happens in state-of-the-art facilities. The college is committed to designing and constructing new buildings using green building materials and methods. Both the Science Center and the Kirsch Center for Environmental Studies are LEED(R) certified. LEED(R) buildings are rated on sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials and resources selection, and indoor environmental quality. The college's much anticipated Visual and Performing Arts Center is scheduled for completion in early 2009 and features a 400-seat theater, art museum, adaptable classroom space and an outdoor smart classroom. It will also be LEED(R) certified.

Multiple student services are efficiently located in the Student and Community Services Building. The Campus Center, the hub of student activities, meetings and study areas, contains a full-service Food Court that uses environmentally responsible practices such as buying organic produce from local farmers and providing biodegradable cups, plates and eating utensils. It's all part of De Anza's efforts to be environmentally responsible. Read more about the college at www.deanza.edu.

Fujitsu, the Fujitsu logo and TRIOLE are trademarks or registered trademarks of Fujitsu Limited in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Contact:

    Karen Richardson
    Fujitsu Computer Systems Corporation
    Email Contact
    408-746-3300

    Marisa Spatafore
    De Anza College Marketing/Communications
    Email Contact
    408-864-8672

    Brigit Valencia
    Eastwick Communications
    Email Contact
    650-480-4019