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Fujitsu, NEC aim to curb power-hungry data centers' appetite by 40%

7 Japanese companies to join forces on new chip designs and materials

By one estimate, world data center power usage is poised to grow about fifteenfold in 10 years at current performance levels.

TOKYO -- A group of Japanese companies aims to develop energy-efficient technology for servers with a goal of cutting data center power consumption 40% by the year ending March 2031, Nikkei has learned.

The seven companies include Fujitsu and NEC -- two of Japan's biggest processor developers -- and memory chipmaker Kioxia. Kyocera, whose products include communication modules, will also play a role.

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