Developed automatic dismantling equipment to recover rare earth magnets from used room air conditioners, and commenced rare earth magnet recovery operations at Green Cycle Systems Corporation.
Installed a PV-EV Linked Inverter for linked control of high-capacity power storage batteries for applications such as photovoltaic power generation (PV) and electric vehicles (EV) in the Ofuna Smart House (in the Information Technology R&D Center), creating the industry's first PV-EV Linked HEMS
Completed construction and commenced operation of a video monitoring system production facility at the Koriyama Factory (Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture), Communication Networks Center, which had been damaged in the Great East Japan Earthquake
Delivered Japan's largest digital signage system, comprising 100 display units featuring a total of 336 display screens, including a large-screen organic EL "Panorama Vision" screen, to Narita International Airport Corporation
Launched "Smart Quality" as a new total concept for our Home Appliances Division
Mitsubishi Electric Group contributed 500 million yen to support relief efforts in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake. It also matched employees' donations collected through the Mitsubishi Electric SOCIO-ROOTS Fund and contributed a combined total of approximately 290 million yen to aid survivors and orphans from the earthquake disaster.
Celebrated Mitsubishi Electric's 90th anniversary. Looking towards its 100th anniversary, the company will aim to become a global, leading environmental company, contributing to society through technology.
Received a contract from the TAT-14 CN Purchasing Consortium to upgrade the consortium's submarine optical cable system, TAT-14 Cable Network, to 40Gbps. The upgrade of a transatlantic cable to 40 Gbps is the world's first.
Delivered OLED panels that can display images with ten times higher resolution than conventional LED panels, to the 6-meter-diameter Geo-Cosmos Globe displayed at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation as its symbol exhibit.
Received an order to deliver 106 elevators, including three that boast the world's fastest speed of 1,080m/sec, to Shanghai Tower, a skyscraper under construction in Shanghai, China (height: 632m; slated for completion in 2014).
Commenced full-scale operations of the Smart Grid and Smart Community demonstration facilities in Amagasaki and Wakayama.
Mitsubishi Electric's Diamond Vision large-scale display received the 63rd Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Developed the industry's smallest EV motor system with built-in SiC inverter, in which all power chips in the motor's inverter are SiC-based.
Received order for carbon ion particle beam treatment system from SAGA HIMAT Foundation* (Tosu-shi, Saga Prefecture, Japan). * Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
Launched "RakuRaku-UD," a set of assistance features on home appliance products that make it easier to use the products' various advanced functions.
Received order from Spanish railcar manufacturer Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. (CAF) for electric equipment to be used in railcars on Sao Paulo Metropolitan Train Company's Line 8, in Brazil.
Began Japan's first large-scale, high-purity plastic recycling, using technology that automatically separates at high purity the three main plastics out of shredded mixed plastic recovered from end-of-life home appliances. These activities were started at Green Cycle Systems Corporation, a Mitsubishi Electric subsidiary.
Developed an elevator energy conservation management system that can reduce overall elevator power consumption by up to 10 percent.
Sojitz Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation install the world's largest and longest (107.52m wide x 10.88m high) Diamond Vision screen at Dubai's Meydan Racecourse. Screen area: 1,169.8m².