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Safety and Efficacy of OrbusNeich’s Genous(TM) Stent Demonstrated in High-Risk Patients with Known Contraindications for Dual Antiplatelet Therapy

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Results Published in EuroIntervention Indicate Positive Clinical and Safety Outcomes in High-Risk Patients Who Are Not Suitable for Treatment with Drug Eluting Stents (DES)

HONG KONG, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Data from patients who are considered high-risk due to underlying clinical conditions and who cannot be treated with drug eluting stents (DES) and the accompanying requirement of long-term dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) showed positive safety and short- and long-term clinical outcomes following treatment with OrbusNeich’s Genous Stent, according to a study published online in EuroIntervention (published-ahead-of-print, August 2010). Known contraindications for DAPT include hypersensitivity or allergy to aspirin, a hemorrhagic risk, or a planned surgery shortly after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) that would require cessation of DAPT.

In the study, the major adverse cardiac events (MACE) free survival rate in patients treated with the Genous Stent was 80.6% after one year. Between year one and year two, no additional MACE were observed. In patients who underwent surgical treatment shortly after PCI, no perioperative MACE or thrombotic events occurred. Despite a very short period of DAPT use of 15 to 30 days, there were no cases of sub-acute, late or very late stent thrombosis in treated patients. The cumulative incidence of cardiac death was 1.6%, which is low considering the high risk patient population.

“The Genous Stent is an important and extremely attractive option for interventional cardiologists to safely manage high-risk patients who are contraindicated for prolonged DAPT and, therefore, should not receive a DES,” said Paolo Scacciatella, M.D., Ph.D., of the Molinette Hospital Turin, Italy, and principal investigator of the study. “This is the first study that demonstrates the feasibility and efficacy of the Genous Stent in this particular segment of patients who are challenging to treat.”

Emanuele Meliga, M.D., Ph.D., FESC, of Ordine Mauriziano Hospital in Turin, Italy, and corresponding author of the publication added, “We have observed that the Genous Stent, which accelerates the natural healing process, enables a shorter post-procedural period of DAPT without increasing the risk of late or very late stent thrombosis and without causing dangerous delays for patients who require noncardiac surgery shortly after PCI.”

The single-center study investigated 61 high-risk patients with a clear contraindication to prolonged DAPT. A high-risk condition was defined as meeting at least two of the following criteria: diabetes, acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, proximal vessel disease, multivessel disease, B2/C type lesions, bifurcating lesions and long lesions. The study’s primary outcome measures were the occurrences of death, MI, target vessel revascularization (TVR), target lesion revascularization (TLR) and MACE, defined as a non-hierarchical composite of all cause death, nonfatal MI or repeat revascularization.

“This study adds to the growing body of knowledge published in peer-reviewed biomedical publications that supports the use of Genous for the treatment of challenging coronary indications,” said Stephen M. Rowland, Ph.D., vice president of research and development at OrbusNeich. “We see in this case that high-risk patients with confounding co-morbidities precluding the use of DES still have an option that is safe and effective in the long-term.”

About Genous

Genous is OrbusNeich’s patented endothelial progenitor cell (EPC) capture technology that promotes the accelerated natural healing of the vessel wall after the implantation of blood-contact devices such as stents. The technology consists of an antibody surface coating that attracts EPCs circulating in the blood to the device to form an endothelial layer that provides protection against thrombosis and modulates restenosis.

The Genous Stent, which has been commercially available in more than 60 countries since 2005, has been proven as a safe, effective alternative to drug-eluting stents and is supported by data from more than 5,000 patients in companysponsored clinical studies. There is a growing body of evidence from multiple clinical studies that the Genous Stent is effective for patients who are non-responsive to or cannot tolerate long-term dual antiplatelet therapy.

About OrbusNeich

OrbusNeich is a global company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets innovative medical devices for the treatment of vascular diseases. Current products are the world’s first pro-healing stent, the Genous Stent, as well as stents, balloons and guiding catheters marketed under the names of Blazer(TM), R stent, Scoreflex(TM), Sapphire(TM) and Sapphire NC. Development stage products include the Combo(TM) Bio-engineered Sirolimus Eluting Stent, or Combo Stent, which combines the Genous pro-healing technology for rapid endothelial coverage with an abluminal sirolimus drug elution for the control of neointimal proliferation. OrbusNeich is headquartered in Hong Kong and has operations in Shenzhen, China; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Hoevelaken, The Netherlands; and Tokyo, Japan. OrbusNeich, which has provided medical devices to physicians through its predecessor companies since 1979, supplies products today to interventional cardiologists in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit .


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January 18, 2011 at 3:12 pm

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TalariaX Achieves RSA Secured(R)Partner Program Certification to Deliver On-Demand Authentication services over SMS

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2011-01-18 12:00 


TalariaX’s sendQuick® is Asia’s first appliance-based SMS gateway for enterprises to receive this certification

SINGAPORE, Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — TalariaX Pte Ltd., a Singapore incorporated company delivering innovative wireless applications, announced that it has joined the RSA Secured Partner Program and certified interoperability between sendQuick and RSA® Authentication Manager from RSA, the Security Division of EMC. This allows administrators using RSA Authentication Manager to use TalariaX sendQuick®for delivery of token codes via text messages for on-demand authentications.

Mr. Wong Jeat Shyan, CEO, TalariaX said, “We are very excited to join the RSA Secured Partner Program and to achieve interoperability certification. The TalariaX sendQuick® appliance-based text messaging gateway will offer RSA customers direct delivery of highly secured messaging. sendQuick® helps increase message reliability and dependency for enterprise communication by offering local delivery of all SMS.”

Since the first roll out in 2002, sendQuick® SMS gateway is used by more than 950 enterprise companies worldwide in applications such as IT Alerts and Notifications, 2-Factor Authentication, SMS job dispatch, Customer Relationship Management, SMS marketing, and many more.

TalariaX sendQuick® is a plug-and-play appliance which has HTTP plug-in features including,

– Out-of-the box (seamless) integration with RSA AM7.1 SP4
– Support for HTTP and HTTPs, for secure transactions
– Support for multiple SMS message formats (Text, Flash SMS and Message Overwrite)
– Filter rules for mobile number matching and pre-processing
– Simple web-based configuration
– Zero maintenance appliance
– Messages are logged (Send, Queued, Failed) for recording and archiving

TalariaX sendQuick® is designed to benefit RSA customers with:

– Local delivery for all SMS, helping to increase message reliability and dependency (no 3rd
party involvement)
– Local delivery helps ensure lowest SMS delivery cost
– High security and reliability as SMS transmission is within the local network (Intranet)
– Use SMS OTP for primary authentication, backup 2FA or 2FA for on-demand remote access for
– Lower SMS OTP implementation cost  as it is a plug-and-play appliance

“TalariaX sendQuick® offers a contained system that gives enterprises visibility and control of SMS delivery to only those end users provisioned with on-demand authentication credentials. It’s an additive solution to RSA Authentication Manager for those enterprises seeking flexible on-demand authentication at lower costs,” said Sam Curry, CTO, Marketing for RSA, the Security Division of EMC.

sendQuick® is available worldwide through TalariaX’s global network of distributors and resellers. Further details of resellers in different regions:
About the RSA Secured Partner Program

The RSA Secured Partner Program is one of the largest and longest-running technology alliance programs of its type, bringing over 1,000 complementary solutions across more than 300 organizations together. RSA SecurID®, RSA® Access Manager, RSA® Adaptive Authentication, RSA® Digital Certificate Solutions, RSA Hybrid Authenticators, the RSA enVision® Platform,  RSA® Federated Identity Manager and RSA® Key Manager Suite certification programs bring added assurance to customers that their solutions are certified as interoperable to help them achieve faster time to deployment and lower overall cost of ownership. The RSA Secured Partner Program reflects RSA’s commitment to driving inventive collaboration across the industry and support standards-based interoperability with its information-centric security solutions to help protect information, identities and infrastructures. Please visit

About TalariaX Pte Ltd

TalariaX Pte Ltd is a Singapore incorporated company focusing on mobile application development specifically on SMS, MMS and 3G technologies.  TalariaX sendQuick is the industry’s first appliance based SMS gateway, for enterprise messaging.  Launched in 2002, sendQuick is used by more than 950 companies worldwide in all industries including banking, finance, insurance, manufacturing, retail, government, healthcare and many more.  Started with a single model, today sendQuick has 6 different models for different solutions like IT notifications, marketing, SMS OTP, SMS transaction and many others.  sendQuick support the key mobile technologies including GSM and CDMA. Website:

RSA, SecurID, envision and Secured are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.  All other products and/or services referenced are trademarks of their respective companies.

Media contacts:
Rice Communications on behalf of TalariaX
Suzanne Yap
Contact: +65-8522-3221

Debbie Ho
Contact: +65-8333-1160


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January 18, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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China Mobile & SK Telecom Joint TD-LTE Trial Drives Commercialization of TD-LTE Forward

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HONG KONG, Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — China Mobile (CMCC) and SK Telecom (SKT) had successfully completed the joint TD-LTE (LTE TDD) field trial in August, 2010. TD-LTE is expected to initiate the mobile broadband era and deliver competitive services to customers. The objective of the trial is to verify the functionality and performance of TD-LTE with pre-commercial equipments in real over-the-air network. The test results have demonstrated that TD-LTE performance meets the industry target, just like its gemel technology — LTE FDD.

The first and second phases of CMCC-SKT joint trial were focused on lab and small scale field test and had been completed successfully in January and May 2009 respectively. The third phase, i.e., the field trial, started from July 2010 in Seongnam, a small city near Seoul, South Korea. Over 50 test cases were defined to verify what performance can be achieved and what user experience TD-LTE will bring to customers in real scenarios.

The testing results showed that the expected TD-LTE performance is satisfying and the industry requirements can be met. Detailed results are summarized as follows:

﹛﹛– Average cell throughput (10MHz system bandwidth): Downlink average cell throughput is 14.6Mbps (spectral efficiency: 2.69bps/Hz), while uplink average cell throughput is 6.2Mbps (spectral efficiency: 1.55bps/Hz), both meeting NGMN (Next Generation Mobile Networks) requirements.
﹛﹛– Latency: Measured end-to-end latency with both pre-scheduled and non-scheduled cases can meet 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) and NGMN targets. Low latency is important to the real time services such as online gaming.
﹛﹛– Handover: Inter-eNB and intra-eNB handovers are demonstrated in the field, the success rate is 100% and data interruption time is around 30ms, meeting 3GPP and NGMN requirements.
﹛﹛– State transition: Average Idle-to-Active transition time is around 76ms and paging latency is 74ms. The low C-plane latency brings “always online” experience.
﹛﹛– Basic QoS: TD-LTE supporting GBR (Guaranteed Bit Rate) and Non-GBR services is verified and dynamically change of service priority is proved.

China Mobile and SKT are the largest wireless operators in China and South Korea respectively. The two companies have been working closely to contribute to technology development toward maturity of LTE and speed up commercialization of LTE networks since 2008.

Press enquiries:

Fiona Liang
China Mobile Research Institute
Tel: +86-10-52686688﹛ext. 3191
Fax: +86-10-63604983

SOURCE﹛China Mobile Limited

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January 17, 2011 at 4:54 pm

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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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Finally, a Clinically Proven Treatment for Lasting Knee Pain Relief

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2011-01-07 06:00 


This treatment has relieved Mdm Yap from 12 years of agony

SINGAPORE, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — For 12 years, Mdm Yap suffered from terrible knee pain, which hindered her from the most basic activities such as standing while cooking and leisurely walks. Even going up and down the stairs was painful.

Mdm Yap walking after her treatment

After just a few months of AposTherapy, she said “Thanks to AposTherapy, I can stand in the kitchen and cook for longer hours. Best of all, I’m able to play more with my grandchildren.”

AposTherapy stands at the forefront of medical advances, offering a clinically proven non-surgical and drug free treatment for knee osteoarthritis. A fully personalised care programme re-designs the way you walk by aligning the body and re-educating the muscles around your joint. AposTherapy fits seamlessly into your daily routine, delivering lasting pain relief so you can move with confidence and be yourself again.

AposTherapy for knee pain:

    -- Non-surgical and drug-free, clinically proven for lasting pain 
    -- 85% of patients report substantial pain relief(2)
    -- 95% satisfaction rate - 8 out of 10 patients say that AposTherapy 
       exceeded or met their expectations(2)
    -- 70% reduction in pain-killer usage(3)
    -- Over 20,000 people have already benefited 

    (1) Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Volume 15
    (2) Independent survey conducted by Network Research in Nov 2009 
        amongst 150 AposTherapy patients
    (3) Independent survey conducted by the Brandman research group in 
        March 2008

AposTherapy in Singapore

AposTherapy is located at Camden Medical Centre. AposTherapy’s pioneering approach to the understanding and management of knee osteoarthritis integrates three treatment components:

    1) The fully personalised AposTherapy treatment programme involves 
       proactive, comprehensive evaluations from AposTherapists, 
       specially trained physiotherapists. We adjust and recalibrate 
       your treatment as necessary to ensure optimal success. 

    2) A breakthrough personalized biomechanical device featuring 
       patented Pertupods - convex pods located beneath the forefoot 
       and heel which corrects body alignment and re-educates muscle 
       control whilst walking.

    3) A treatment program that fits seamlessly into your regular daily 
       activity, making it very easy to comply with.

The first step for anyone interested in AposTherapy is to undergo an assessment at the AposTherapy Centre at Camden Medical Centre to see whether it is suitable for them.

Contact Info:

AposTherapy Centre
Camden Medical Centre
#05-05, 1 Orchard Boulevard
Singapore 248649

For more information or appointment bookings, please call us at:

Toll-free no: 1800-2767-000


SOURCE AposTherapy Centre


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January 12, 2011 at 4:04 pm

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Global PV Market to Shift from Europe to Asia in 2011

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Year’s first solar exhibition ‘EXPO Solar 2011’ will be held at KINTEX, Korea, from February 16-18

SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 11,2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Across three days from February 16-18, 2011, the world’s leading solar exhibition and conference EXPO Solar/PV Korea 2011( will be held at KINTEX in Ilsan, Gyeonggi, Korea. EXPO Solar 2011 is this year’s first exhibition for the global solar market and will present an important preview of what’s to come over the next year. One of the noticeable trends expected in the 2011 global solar market is shift of demand for solar energy from major markets like Europe to Asia and the U.S. This year, explosive growth will occur in Asia with Korea taking a leading role.

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In Korea, where Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) will be enforced from 2012, companies are making massive investment in expanding their solar business, pushing the stock price of Korean solar companies higher and higher every day. EXPO Solar/PV Korea 2011 is the first important solar event in Korea this year and will mark the beginning of the second phase of growth for the Korean solar market which is witnessing dramatic expansion ahead of 2012 RPS enforcement.

Since the first show was hosted in 2009, EXPO Solar/PV Korea has been showing remarkable growth every year and is now recognized as one of the most important international solar exhibitions in Asia. The 2011 event will provide the much-needed platform for PV companies in Korea and overseas to promote their brands and technologies.

At EXPO Solar/PV Korea 2011, more than 300 companies from 30 different countries will showcase their technology breakthroughs at about 1,000 booths. Local exhibitors include market-leading names such as Hyundai Heavy Industries, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics and key players such as SKC, Daeyeong Metal, SFA, Hanmi Semiconductor, TES and Wooil Hightech. Overseas exhibitors include world’s leading solar players such as Schmid (Germany), Roth & Rau (Germany), DKSH (Germany), ET Solar (China) and Nisshinbo (Japan).

Held concurrently with EXPO Solar/PV Korea 2011, 2011 PV World Forum will feature solar experts from around the world to examine the latest in PV technology and market developments.

For more information about EXPO Solar 2011, please visit

Press Contact:
Jeanny Lim
EXPO Solar
Tel: +82-2-719-6931
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January 11, 2011 at 11:26 am

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CrimsonLogic to Develop NAF for the Kingdom of Bahrain

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2011-01-07 07:00 


A first in the Middle East in using technology to manage customer identities across multiple platforms

SINGAPORE, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — CrimsonLogic, leading provider of eGovernment solutions and services, announced that it has embarked on a strategic project to develop a National Authentication Framework (NAF) for the Kingdom of Bahrain. This partnership was formalised at the contract signing ceremony held on 7 January 2011 at Movenpick Hotel in Bahrain, officiated by Guest-of-Honour, H. E. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Atteyatalla Al Khalifa, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Minister Responsible for the Telecommunications Sector.

(From left) H. E. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Atteyatalla Al Khalifa Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Minister Responsible for Telecommunications Sector, Kingdom of Bahrain, and Mr. Leong Peng Kiong, CEO of CrimsonLogic, at the signing ceremony for the National Authentication Framework project

Commissioned by the Bahrain eGovernment Authority (eGA), the establishment of the NAF will be the first of its kind in the region. It will provide a strong nationwide authentication platform that manages and safeguards customer identities across multiple service delivery channels and across various ministries. Users will enjoy the convenience of using a single electronic identity to access an array of government services, while being assured of security against online identity theft.

Authentication is critical in the use of online services in sectors like banking and finance, or government and healthcare. Bahrain will be employing a rigorous validation process called the two-factor authentication (2FA), utilising two of three recognised factors  –  a password or personal identification number (PIN), a hardware security token or a biometric trait such as a finger print, for verifying individuals – as protection against unauthorised access to sensitive information.

H. E. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Atteyatalla Al Khalifa, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, Minister Responsible for the Telecommunications Sector in the Kingdom of Bahrain said, “Bahrain is committed to eGovernment development and is focused on the delivery of integrated government services, made available to citizens through their channel of choice. The agreement for the implementation of this project is signed with CrimsonLogic, because of its outstanding successful experience in eGovernment with the Singapore Government. With their expertise, we believe that the project will achieve greater success, and that this new automated system will provide help the government to provide services with high quality and efficiency.”

Mr. Mohammed Ali Al Qaed, CEO of Bahrain eGovernment Authority stated, “The project will help reduce the operating expenses of government administration by connecting all the agencies’ services, enabling users to access them through a single electronic source.”

Topping the Gulf region in the United Nations e-Government Survey 2010 (1) for its application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) enabling citizen access and inclusion, Bahrain aims to have more than 90 per cent (2) of its key services available online. With a high demand for IT products and services in the private and public sectors, Bahrain’s ICT market is expected to reach $180 billion by 2012 (3). Increasing economic diversification in the kingdom has led to an increaseing need for dependable IT solutions and the establishment of an authentication architecture.

Responsible for the implementation and end-to-end development of NAF, CrimsonLogic will be creating the core functionality of the system, such as user registration, multiple authentication mechanisms and integration with service and delivery channels — while ensuring that the government have full application control. The turnkey solution will also incorporate system design, development, customisation, supply and installation of infrastructure as well as management of operations. CrimsonLogic will also help develop content for training the end users and provide practical hands-on training for the integration of authentication functionality with various services, and provide post-implementation support.

To facilitate the delivery of project implementation, CrimsonLogic has opened an office in Bahrain, which will also provide post-implementation support in the operational phase, such as assistance in training and change management issues.

Said Mr Leong Peng Kiong, CEO of CrimsonLogic, “We are honoured to be chosen by eGA to develop and set up this framework. Having extensive experience in eGovernment solutions, we are able to leverage on our expertise and help establish an effective citizen services management system in Bahrain. Our new office in Bahrain providing constant on-the-ground support will continue to undertake the full spectrum of customer service even after implementation.”

“With the successful implementation of this project, it is hoped that the country can also serve as a reference model in eGovernment and authentication platform development to other countries, and to businesses in the region,” he added.


1. United Nations E-Government Survey 2010:

2. Bahrain Economic Development Board:

3. Bahrain Economic Development Board:

About CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd

CrimsonLogic is a trusted partner to governments. For over 20 years, CrimsonLogic has worked with governments around the world to find innovative and sustainable solutions to collaborate more seamlessly with their citizens. The company has continued to set industry-standards by delivering world-first eGovernment solutions. CrimsonLogic provides end-to-end services, from designing to operating these services to drive substantial and lasting improvements.  For more information, visit .

For more information:
Choo Kwee Siam
CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd
Tel: +65-6887-7173
Mobile: +65-9450-3110
Cherie Ho
CrimsonLogic Pte Ltd
Tel: +65-6887-7175
Mobile: +65-9479-9424
Yvette Yeo / Aru Sayed
Text 100 Public Relations
Tel: +65-6603-9015


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January 10, 2011 at 2:59 pm

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Ustream Asia Accepts PayPal for its First-Ever Global Paid Music Broadcast Service Featuring Ayumi Hamasaki’s New Year Countdown Concert

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2010-12-31 13:00
SINGAPORE, Dec. 31, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — PayPal today announced that Ustream Asia Inc. will accept PayPal, one of the world’s largest online payment platforms, on its website for its first-ever paid music broadcasting service in Japan and worldwide. The online music broadcast will be Ayumi Hamasaki’s New Year’s Eve concert titled “ayumi hamasaki COUNTDOWN LIVE 2010-2011 — do it again –“, to be broadcast immediately after the performance on January 1st, 2011. PayPal will be the only payment service available on Ustream Asia’s website for this special performance by Japan’s Empress of Pop and one of the most popular music stars across the Asia Pacific region. For more information and to buy tickets for the music broadcast, please go to

Ustream Asia explained that the tickets for the live music event were sold out quickly, so it is broadcasting this concert online to the world to fulfill the requests of fans that were not able to buy a ticket or unable to attend the event, especially for the fans overseas. Ustream Asia chose PayPal as the online payment service for this music broadcast because of its global reach and over 230 million total users around the world. PayPal is widely used for cross-border shopping transactions as it is available in 190 markets and supports payments in 24 currencies.

Andrew Pipolo, Country Manager for PayPal Japan, said, “This event is a milestone for entertainment companies everywhere as entertainment migrates online and users look for convenient payment methods, like PayPal, to access their favorite video content. Artists, performers and content providers benefit by tapping into a worldwide audience and expanding their international reach and sales with PayPal’s convenient, secure global payment platform.”

Ustream Asia integrated PayPal’s new digital goods solution with an in-context payment flow, so that users can purchase access to the streaming video of Ayumi Hamasaki’s performance in as little as two clicks and without leaving Ustream Asia’s website. In addition, PayPal users can make secure payments without entering or disclosing financial details or credit card information to shopping sites, ensuring that user privacy is protected. Ease of use, with only user ID and password required for online payment, has made PayPal one of the most popular online payment services for consumers worldwide.

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.

Media Contacts:

Dickson Seow
PayPal Asia Pacific
Tel: +65-6510-6463

Jeremy Seow / Jolin Tan
Text 100 Public Relations (for PayPal)
Tel: +65-6603-9000


Written by asiafreshnews

January 3, 2011 at 10:27 am

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