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Nikkei BP’s Technology Web Portal “Tech-On!” is Fully-renovated with a New Name “Nikkei Technology Online”: For Promoting Cross-industrial Partnerships

Tokyo – April 1, 2014 – Nikkei Business Publications (President & CEO: Kohei Osada; Tokyo) today unveiled its fully-renovated technology web portal under a new name Nikkei Technology Online.

Succeeding the core concept of the former Tech-On! for “Supporting Japanese engineers and researchers”, the new Nikkei Technology Online provides contents placing a strong emphasis on cross-industrial partnerships among such fields as automobiles, health care, social infrastructure, and energy. Based on technological applications, what fields will have possibilities to develop new types of services? Via the specialized websites focusing on social devices, megawatt-scale solar business, and digital health, Nikkei BP already provides updates on such new fields, and the addition of this new portal will further accelerate exploration in new fields of technology.

Nikkei Technology Online delivers latest trends categorized under seven areas of focus; New Industry, Cars, Electro Devices, Devices, Energy, Design/Production and Management of Technology, while also reporting on specific topics under nearly 30 sub-categories (Close-Up sites). Specifically, the New Industry section digs into technologies having great potential to create new industries or services, such as social devices, digital health, aerospace, big data/M2M/loT, robotics, 3D printers, wearable, and organic electronics.

About Nikkei Technology Online:
Nikkei Technology Online is a members-only website providing useful contents (technology updates/trends, product information/trends, case studies, academic reports and research results, and more) for engineers and researchers in Japanese manufacturing industry. With free registration, members are able to access most of the exclusive stories online. The paid subscribers can also read the stories from Nikkei BP magazines such as Nikkei Electronics, Nikkei Monozukuri, and Nikkei Automotive Technology, as well as the lecture texts from paid seminars organized by Nikkei BP.

The services are available from the Nikkei Technology Online website at http://techon.nikkeibp.co.jp, the address unchanged from the previous Tech-On!

For further details, please contact:
Global Business Development Office
Phone: +81-(0)3-6811-8311
Fax: +81-(0)3-5421-9804
http://www.nikkeibp.com

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About NikkeiBP

Nikkei Business Publications is part of The Nikkei group, which has newspaper publication as its main business and three additional business divisions of digital media, publishing and broadcasting under its umbrella. Covering a wide variety of specialized areas including business, computer, electronics, construction, services and medicine, Nikkei Business Publications, in July 2008, merged with its sister company, Nikkei Home Publishing, to also bring consumer magazines into its portfolio.

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