Business / Corporate Dec 27, 2018

NEC to acquire Danish IT firm KMD

NEC Corp. said Thursday it has agreed to acquire Danish information technology company KMD for about ¥136 billion. The Japanese company expects the deal to reinforce its IT business in Europe. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of February next year, ...

Seven-Eleven tries out a store in Tokyo with unmanned payment system

Business / Tech Dec 17, 2018

Seven-Eleven tries out a store in Tokyo with unmanned payment system

Major convenience store operator Seven-Eleven Japan Co. has launched an experimental outlet in Tokyo with an unmanned payment system and facial recognition technology. The facial recognition system was developed by technology giant NEC Corp. Seven-Eleven Japan plans to open such outlets in locations where customers can ...

Business / Tech Dec 19, 2016

NEC aims to develop cancer drugs using artificial intelligence

NEC Corp. said it will develop cancer drugs using artificial intelligence, aiming to put new vaccines using peptides into practical use within the next eight years as key substances in next generation immunotherapy. A peptide is a short chain of amino acids with an enormous ...