NEC To Join EPCglobal
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NEC To Join EPCglobal

Tokyo, May 21, 2004 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) today announced that it would join EPCglobal that develops standards for RFID technology on May 20, 2004. NEC will be the first Japanese IT vendor to join the organization.

NEC's membership in EPCglobal will enable the company to participate in the process of standard creation, to join in RFID-related trials, which the organization executes, and to share advanced technologies.
NEC, together with NEC Electronics Corporation and NEC Solutions (America) will initially participate in activities of creating global standards for EPC and gather necessary information and develop RFID-based solution businesses targeting the retail market in Japan and the U.S. Then, NEC and its affiliated companies plan to expand their businesses to other markets in other areas.

EPCglobal, established in 2003, is a joint venture between EAN International and UCC (Uniform Code Council, Inc.). The organization issues and manages the global and unique Electronic Product code (EPC) and creates international standards for the EPC network, which comprises RFID, EPC and network. EPCglobal currently has 136 members.

NEC established the RFID Business Promotion Center in January of this year with 300 employees, developing a comprehensive RFID solution business that includes from chip supply to system integration. NEC has hitherto engaged in the construction of asset management systems and logistical management systems such as logistics system of Japan Freight Railway Company.

With the participation in EPCglobal and by offering latest RFID solutions, NEC strives to expand its RFID business on a global scale.

About NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in providing Relationship Technology(TM) solutions to customers worldwide. NCR's Relationship Technology solutions include the Teradata(R) database and analytical applications for customer relationship management (CRM) and business performance management, store automation systems and automated teller machines (ATMs). The company's business solutions are built on the foundation of its long-established industry knowledge and consulting expertise, value-adding software, global customer support services, a complete line of consumable and media products, and leading edge hardware technology. NCR employs 31,400 in more than 100 countries, and is a component stock of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index. More information about NCR and its solutions may be found at


Shinji Naraki / Yasuhito Jochi 
NEC Corporation
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May 21, 2004
Source: NCR Corporation

NCR Corporation (U.S: NCR)

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