*****For immediate use October 14, 2003
NEC to Deploy its Software Products for PC Servers in Europe
TOKYO, October 14, 2003 - NEC Corporation (NEC) (NASDAQ: NIPNY, FTSE: 6701q.l, TSE: 6701) announced today that it will deploy its software products for PC servers in Europe by starting sales of its Japan market leading software products, "CLUSTERPRO (Note 1)" and "ESMPRO Management Suite(Note 2)". NEC will make available these products to the European market via NEC Computers International (NEC CI), a subsidiary of NEC Corporation.
NEC CI established a sales and support workforce consisting of 30 members especially trained for these products. It also signed a sales partnership agreement with NON STOP Systems (NSS), which provides system integration services in Europe. Based on this agreement, NSS will sell NEC's software products in the frame of their own solution services. NEC CI will continue to expand the number of its sales partners with other solution providers in Europe, targeting significant growth in its solution business.
NEC will cooperate with NEC CI in the solution business field, by developing software products, supporting customers, and creating marketing and promotion strategies in Europe.
NEC CI intends to provide additional software products to the European market, and expects sales of 5 M€ in Europe over the next 3 years.
NEC continues to deploy software products to overseas including China, North America, etc.
About NEC Corporation
NEC is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. Ranked as one of the world's top patent-producing companies, NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 140,000 people worldwide and had net sales of approximately $40 billion in the fiscal year ended March 2003. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com.
About NEC Computers International
NEC Computers International (NEC CI) manufactures and supports all NEC PCs, Servers and Storage within EMEA. NEC CI also serves the consumer market with Packard Bell, one of Europe's home PC leaders. NEC CI owns two R&D centers (France and Malaysia) and three factories (France, Scotland and Malaysia).
Key customers in Europe for NEC Server & Storage solutions are The Rijksmuseum in The Netherlands (Culture), The Warwick University in the United Kingdom (Education) and Caisses d'Epargne in France (banking sector).
For more information, please visit www.nec-online.com.
About NON STOP Systems
NON STOP Systems is an IT consulting company specializing in the design & deployment of High Availability and Fault Tolerant systems for Intel based servers. NON STOP Systems has been working with the key market players for several years, in order to define new solutions ensuring business continuity for critical applications.
It's expertise and project management skills in heterogeneous environments position NON STOP Systems as an ideal partner, for all companies looking for business continuity and disaster recovery.
||EXPRESSCLUSTER, which is well known as CLUSTERPRO in Japan, is an advanced software suite providing a highly available clustering system for both Windows and Linux. CLUSTERPRO, launched in Europe under the EXPRESSCLUSTER brand name, allows to deploy a highly available enterprise system while reducing the cost of unplanned downtime and the loss of business opportunities. The EXPRESSCLUSTER product lineup covers from two node data-mirroring clustering systems to multi-node mid-to-large-scale clustering systems. CLUSTERPRO achieves a top share in Japan where it reached a large number of customers.
||ESMPRO Management Suite provides system management functions which complement both the server management functions bundled with all Express5800 Servers as well as all embedded client PCs management features by bringing Software delivery capabilities, Desktop management enhancements as well as File transfer and Client PCs Remote control functions.
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