We have established and launched the "Global IBI-TECHNO 100 Plan" as our new consolidated mid-term management plan to be implemented on the run-up from 2007 to 2012, the centennial of our founding.
Under this consolidated mid-term management plan, we are making IBI-TECHNO evolve yet further, establishing 'the IBIDEN Innovative Business Model', and making efforts intended at further augmenting our competitive strengths. Also, by practicing management grounded in corporate social responsibility, the group intends to achieve a continuing existence and to contribute to the development of society. What is more, we will continue to attempt resolution of a variety of issues, including overcoming new management issues that have accompanied our growth heretofore, and established a business base focused on market fluctuations over the medium and long term. The three years making up the first half of the "Global IBI-TECHNO 100 Plan" are a period dedicated to thoroughgoing augmentation of the competitive strengths of our existing business operations, and the three years of the second half are a period dedicated to launching new business operations and devoting energy to attaining management targets.
Through full-participation improvement and reform activities, we are strengthening and achieving evolution for the strengths in creation, development, sales, and management that we have continued to heighten.
By advancing dialog and sharing of information between corporate strata and between employees, we are pressing ahead with workforce revitalization in which all employees obtain from the business strategy and background an understanding of their own roles and conduct themselves accordingly, which can lead to favorable results.