Socionext Receives 21st ‘Technology Award’ from the Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine

Handheld Ultrasonic Diagnostic Imaging System ‘viewphii-US’

Langen/Germany, 28. May, 2021 --- Socionext Inc. has received a 21st ‘Technology Award’ from the Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine for the development of its handheld ultrasonic imaging system, the viewphii-US. The ‘Technology Award’ is given annually to individuals or groups who develop new technologies and contribute to advancements in the field of ultrasonic medicine. The award ceremony was held on May 22 at the 94th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine, in Kobe City, Japan.

The ‘viewphii-US’ is a handheld ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system that features original LSIs developed by Socionext and integrate key functions to enable an innovative compact and lightweight form factor, supporting wireless operation with a battery life that lasts for three hours. The ultrasonic diagnostic imaging system technology and expertise are available for licensing to medical device manufacturers.

"It is very encouraging for us to receive this award in recognition of our efforts on developing this ultra-compact, ultra-lightweight diagnostic imaging system that is both portable and helps to broaden its utilization,” says Masaya Tamamura, Leader of Medical Solution Team at Socionext. “Socionext is currently developing the next-generation handheld device that can deliver high image quality and performance comparable to mid-range console type of products. We will accelerate our R&D activities and strive to contribute to the advancement of ultrasonic diagnostic systems."

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About Socionext

Socionext is a global, innovative enterprise that designs, develops and delivers System-on-Chip solutions to customers worldwide. The company is focused on technologies that drive todayʼs leading-edge applications in consumer, automotive and industrial markets. Socionext combines world-class expertise, experience, and an extensive IP portfolio to provide exceptional solutions and ensure a better quality of experience for customers. Founded in 2015, Socionext Inc. is headquartered in Yokohama, and has offices in Japan, Asia, United States and Europe to lead its product development and sales activities. For more information, visit



Socionext Receives 21st ‘Technology Award’ from the Japan Society of Ultrasonics in Medicine

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