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Fujitsu spins off quantum dot laser firm QD Laser

More exciting news from the world of venture capital: following Philips' announcement yesterday of a VC-funded spinoff to develop thin Electrowetting displays, Fujitsu has announced that it's launching its own new subsidiary with the help of Japanese general trading company Mitsui Ventures. Tasked with commercializing nascent quantum dot laser technology, the creatively-titled QD Laser Inc. will leverage quantum dot semiconductor crystallization techniques and laser design processes developed by Fujitsu to enter the optical LAN market. Quantum dot lasers offer superior networking benefits to conventional semiconductor lasers due to their higher speeds, lower power consumption, and ability to operate in a greater range of temperatures.