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The Rise of New Asia: Cloud Computing is the Crucial Point to Control Own Destinations

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TAIPEI, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Trend Micro Chairman and Founder Steve Chang attended the 2011 CommonWealth Economic Forum’s “Era of Digital Convergence” panel discussion yesterday, during which he stressed the importance of Cloud Computing in Asia. Chang said that Asian countries missed the opportunity to play a crucial role in the birth of the Internet during the last Industrial Revolution, which makes this wave of popularity in Cloud Computing important to Asian countries for two reasons. First, it will give Asian countries to “control their own destinations;” and second, it will allow Asian countries to truly join global society. That is to say, involvement in Cloud Computing will not only contribute innovation to global society to become a global citizen, but will also be the first time Asian countries have the chance to jointly formulate industry rules.

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Chang said, “Up till now, some Asian countries, such as those in the Greater China area, have only played a supporting role in the business process, resulting in limited profits; many Asian countries were only mere marketplaces for the high-tech industry, but through Cloud Computing, we can, for the first time, have a complete Value Chain.”

In addition, Cloud Computing will present the best solution in the face of urbanization in emerging Asian countries. According to a report by management consulting firm McKinsey & Co., China’s urban population will be approaching 350 million in 2025. “At this time, an extremely large amount of information management will rely on Cloud Computing,” says Chang. “The Beijing government agrees with this view, which is why it is actively grasping at IT independence.”

Chang also stressed the importance of professional talent in the development of Cloud Computing; training Cloud talent cannot rely on past successful experiences, but must surpass the previous limitations in the framework used by IT technical staff. At present, Trend Micro supports two Taiwan universities in Cloud Computing studies. Using this as an example, one of the universities is required to have at least half of its Cloud computing students studying non-computer science majors, in hopes of using insight from different fields to contribute to a more diverse Cloud Computing application development. At the same time, talent training will no longer emphasize the “do more, do better” mantra; rather, “do different, do unique.” The most important aspect will be the ability to see user insight, to grasp the critical thinking of Cloud development. As such, the other of the two supported universities requires professors lead students in the use of Cloud Computing technology to help SMEs improve their performance, relying on this experience to train a group of professionals who have insight into user needs, discover problems, and search for multiple solutions for the same problem.

Finally, Chang used “If not now, when? If not you, who?” to actively call on Asian countries, and not miss out on the “Lifetime Chance” of this Cloud wave.

SOURCE﹛Trend Micro Incorporated

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January 13, 2011 at 11:56 am

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Air Products to Supply Nitrogen and Bulk Gases to UMC’s New Wafer Fab in Taiwan

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LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced its subsidiary in Taiwan, Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd., has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) to provide nitrogen and bulk gases to its new Fab 12 Phase Three and Phase Four in the Tainan Science Industrial Park (TSIP).

Air Products San Fu has established leading supply position in TSIP, the largest science park in Taiwan.﹛It serves its customers through large, ultra-high purity (UHP) bulk gas facilities and a pipeline that is fed by one of the world’s largest UHP nitrogen facilities.﹛Air Products will supply nitrogen to UMC’s new 300mm wafer fab via its extended pipeline system in the park.

“UMC is a leading global semiconductor foundry and has been a strategic customer for Air Products.﹛We are honored to again be selected to support their business growth,” said Corning Painter, vice president and general manager, Electronics for Air Products.﹛”TSIP is one of the largest science parks in the world with a cluster of key electronics companies whose demand for gases have been growing along with the industry recovery.﹛Our pipeline system and bulk gases facilities have created a reliable and flexible network to meet any new volume demand in a quick and cost-effective way.”

Air Products’ customers in TSIP include major TFT-LCD manufacturers and other semiconductor customers.﹛UMC is the world’s second largest foundry company and a leading 300mm wafer manufacturer.﹛When Phase Three and Phase Four comes on-stream, Fab 12’s total annual capacity is estimated to reach one million 300mm wafers.

For more information on Air Products’ electronics business, please go to

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2010, Air Products had revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,300 employees around the globe. For more information, visit

***NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.

Media Inquiries:

Jessica Cheng
Tel: +852-2863-0585

Robert Brown
Tel: +1-610-481-1192

Investor Inquiries:

Simon Moore
Tel: +1-610-481-7461

SOURCE﹛Air Products

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January 13, 2011 at 11:20 am

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PayPal to Open Regional Customer Support Center in Malaysia

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2011-01-13 10:00 


PayPal’s new facility currently accepting applications for hundreds of jobs

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — PayPal today announced it will open a new regional customer support center in Malaysia and plans to hire over 300 employees over the next three years.  PayPal’s new facility will offer service and support for customers across Southeast Asia as well as provide operational support for PayPal’s global payment service.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, PayPal’s new customer support center is currently hiring for a wide range of positions including customer service, merchant support and other operational support roles.  PayPal is now accepting resumes from experienced applicants who can apply for positions at

“PayPal is experiencing phenomenal growth in the Asia Pacific region and this new support center demonstrates our commitment to offering a safe, secure online payment platform to millions of customers across the region, especially in Southeast Asia,” said John McCabe, senior vice president of global customer service and operations, PayPal. “We chose Malaysia because of its highly-skilled, globally competitive and multilingual workforce, in addition to a world-class business environment and technology infrastructure.”

“PayPal is an innovative leader in the global payments industry and we are proud to welcome them to Malaysia to create employment opportunities in the local ecommerce and financial services markets,” said Datuk Badlisham Ghazali, CEO of Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).

“We believe their decision to put up a major regional facility here is a strong endorsement of Malaysia as a vibrant hub for the high-technology industry.  As an MSC Malaysia-status company, PayPal is an important and strategic partner to us, as we move towards realising our nation’s goal of becoming an innovative digital economy,” Datuk Ghazali added.

With customer support locations currently located in Shanghai, China; Chandler, Arizona; Omaha, Nebraska; Dublin, Ireland; Berlin, Germany; and now Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, PayPal is noted for its exceptional work environments and its commitment to both employees and the local community.

About PayPal

PayPal is the faster, safer way to pay and get paid online. The service allows members to send payments without sharing financial information, with the flexibility to pay using their account balances, credit cards, and bank accounts where available in various markets. PayPal is an eBay company and enables global e-commerce with more than 90 million active accounts in 190 markets and 24 currencies around the world. The company’s open payment platform, PayPal X, allows developers to build innovative payment applications on multiple platforms and devices. More information about the company can be found at

PayPal is headquartered in San Jose, California and its international headquarters is located in Singapore.

About Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC)

The Multimedia Development Corporation is a unique organization established to direct and oversee MSC Malaysia, the national ICT development initiative, by advising the Malaysian Government on legislation and policies, developing industry-specific practices and setting the standards for multimedia and digital operations. MDeC is also responsible for promoting MSC Malaysia locally and globally, whilst providing strategic support to MSC Malaysia Status Companies. For more information, please visit

Media Contacts:

Dickson Seow
PayPal Asia Pacific

Jeremy Seow / Jolin Tan
Text 100 Public Relations (for PayPal)




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January 13, 2011 at 11:18 am

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