The Info List - IBM Yamato Facility

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IBM Yamato Facility located in the city of Yamato, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, is where IBM's research and development activities are done for IBM's worldwide and Asia-Pacific region market. Its buildings were designed by the architecture firm of Nikken Sekkei Ltd. and completed in 1985. In July, 2012, all IBM research and development functions completed moving to IBM Toyosu Facility, Tokyo.[1] The last IBM-related organizations left Yamoto around September, 2012, and the facility is no longer associated with IBM.

IBM Yamato Facility - R&D Buildings


1 General 2 IBM Yamato Development Laboratory

2.1 History 2.2 Products and technologies

2.2.1 For the worldwide market 2.2.2 For Japan & Asia-Pacific region

2.3 Development Lab Directors 2.4 Development project areas

3 IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory 4 Access 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

General[edit] IBM Yamato Facility houses IBM's research and development centers in Japan. Its address is 1623-14, Shimo-tsuruma, Yamato City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Its buildings were completed in 1985. IBM Yamato Development Laboratory[edit] History[edit]

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A brief history is as follows:[2]

IBM did in Japan small-scale development activities, using RPQ procedure at its Special Engineering department - 1960s IBM Japan Development Laboratory (JDL) was established in Tokyo - 1972 JDL moved to IBM Fujisawa Plant site, becoming IBM Fujisawa Development Laboratory (FDL) - 1975 FDL moved to the current site, becoming IBM Yamato Development Laboratory (usually called Yamato Lab, not as YDL). IBM Tokyo Programming Center (VM/Office System, Banking System, Retail System, etc.) at Kawasaki also moved here. - 1985 IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory also moved to Yamato - 1993 As IBM sold its Personal Computer Division to Lenovo, Yamato Lab's ThinkPad departments were separated, but remain at Yamato site - 2005

Products and technologies[edit] Announced products and technologies include: For the worldwide market[edit]

IBM 3767 printer terminal (using SNA/SDLC) - 1974 IBM 3276 3270 display-controller - 1975 IBM 3101 ASCII display - 1979 IBM 3178 Lower cost 3270 display - 1983 IBM 3179 Low cost 3270 color display - 1984 IBM ThinkPad - 1992

etc. For Japan & Asia-Pacific region[edit]

IBM Kanji System - 1971 & 1979 Double-byte Technical Coordination Office (DTCO), a support center of the Asian languages - 1982 IBM Multistation 5550 & Bunsho Program (DisplayWrite/5550) - 1983 IBM 3270 Kanji Emulator & IBM 5250 Kanji Emulator IBM JX - 1984 IBM Office & Document Processing System (ODPS), a DBCS-enabled VM/PROFS for CJK) - 1986 IBM 4680 Store System (using IBM 5550 base) & IBM 4692 POS Workstation - 1986 IBM SAIL/ESA (System Development Aid for IMS/ESA On-Line Applications): a package for Japanese financial organizations IBM DOS/V - 1990 & PC Open Architecture Developers' Group (OADG) -1991 IBM Homepage Builder - 1994 IBM FormWave (workflow system) - 1995

etc. Development Lab Directors[edit] The Development Lab Directors (or those who were in charge of Development & Manufacturing) were:

Edward V. Hoffler (1971–1974) Nobuo Mii (1974–1977) Keiichiro Meigo Hajime Watabe Toshio Yasui (1987–1991) Kiyoji Ishida Tsutomu Maruyama Yukako Uchinaga (2004–2007) Yoshinori Sakaue (2007–2008) Kazushi Kuse (2009- )

Development project areas[edit] According to IBM Japan,[3] there are at IBM Yamato Facility these projects: server systems, storage systems, embedded hardware, communication systems, printers, retail store systems, application systems, telecommunication, Internet related, pervasive computing, finance industry systems, customer relationship management (CRM), business intelligence (BI), and technical and consulting services about hardware and software. IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory[edit] IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory, also known as TRL, was established in 1983, as IBM's first research center in Asia、It was initially located in Tokyo, but moved to the Yamato site in 1993. It is involved in the basic researches, in association with IBM's other research centers at Yorktown Heights, New York (Thomas J. Watson Research Center); Zurich, Switzerland; etc. In 2008, there are 200 researchers. Access[edit] Ten minutes' walk from:

Chuo-Rinkan Station on Den-en Toshi Line, Tokyu Electric Railway Chuo-Rinkan Station on Enoshima Line, Odakyu Electric Railway

See also[edit]

IBM IBM Japan, Ltd. (in Japanese) IBM Hakozaki Facility (Marketing)


^ IBM Opens IBM Tokyo Laboratory in Toyosu, Tokyo, on July 1, 2012 (IBM Press Release, in Japanese) ^ IBM history of Far Eastern Languages in Computing. Part 3. IBM Japan taking the lead, accomplishments through the 1990s (IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, Volume 27, Issue 1, Jan.-March 2005) ^ IBM Japan's Facilities: R&D

External links[edit]

IBM Japan's Facilities: R&D (in Japanese) IBM Tokyo Research Laboratory

Coordinates: 35°30′19.8″N 139°27′7.8″E / 35.505500°N 139.452167°E / 35.505500; 139.452167

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