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“Design Strategies for ARM(R) Systems” Seminar Hits Singapore on 29 July 2011

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“Design Strategies for ARM(R) Systems” Seminar Hits Singapore on 29 July 2011

Avnet Electronics Marketing and ARM team up to provide groundbreaking technical training in the Lion City

HONG KONG, July 21, 2011/PRNewswire-Asia/ — Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia( http://www.em.avnetasia.com ), a business region of Avnet, Inc.( http://www.avnet.com ) (NYSE:AVT), is bringing the “Design Strategies for ARM(R) Systems( http://www.em.avnetasia.com )” seminar series to Singapore on 29 July 2011.

(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/xprn/sa/200703010917.jpg )

Singapore is one of a total of 15 different locations throughout Asia – including Mainland China, Korea, India and Taiwan – that will play host to the seminar series. Engineers working in Singapore’s ever innovative and active electronics industry are invited to register for the free technical training event online at http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm.

“The rise in demand for higher integration, lower power consumption and increased connectivity has placed ARM( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_arm.asp ) at the forefront of a technological paradigm shift. This is true not only in the consumer market, but also branching off into other high-growth markets such as the defense and medical sectors – many of which are key targets for Singapore electronics firms,” said Andy Wong, vice president, Avnet Design Services and Segment Marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia.

The “Design Strategies for ARM(R) Systems( http://www.em.avnetasia.com )”training sessions will be delivered by world-class industry experts. They will feature an entire ecosystem of providers showcasing the latest design solutions for ARM systems. Attendees will discover new ways to integrate this sustainable, energy-efficient technology into their designs.

Engineers will also greatly benefit from learning how to leverage the many supporting technologies from Avnet’s other “Design Strategies for ARM(R) Systems( http://www.em.avnetasia.com )” partners. They will have access to partner exhibits from Cypress( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_cypress.asp ), Freescale Semiconductor( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_freescale.asp ), Marvell( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_marvell.asp ), National Semiconductor( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_nsc.asp ), STMicroelectronics( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_stmicroelectronics.asp ), Spansion( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_spansion.asp ), Texas Instruments( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_ti.asp ) and Xilinx( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_xilinx.asp ).

Attendees will be able to build their own program, choosing from various 75ute specialized training courses which are organized into two technology areas – microcontrollers and application processors. The emphasis of each course will be to demonstrate practical, real-world design solutions. Featured courses include:

— Leveraging open-source-based tools to balance the demands of an always-on connection against the constraints of limited battery life
— Developing high-performance signal processing algorithms in an ultra-low footprint
— Examining how wireless protocols and off-the-shelf, integrated RF devices can enable wireless applications in low power sensor networks

“As technology options increase, Singapore’s design engineers are looking for ARM technology-based solutions. At this one-day training event, Avnet will deliver the knowledge and expertise designers need. In addition to learning to tackle existing and future design challenges and, perhaps just as importantly, extend the life cycles of their products,” added Wong.

For complete information about “Design Strategies for ARM(R) Systems,” including full course descriptions, locations and registration information, please visit http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm

Stay connected:

View product and company videos: http://www.em.avnetasia.com or
http://www.avnetondemand.com/avnet%20in%20asia/channel/74/video/1328
Buy our ARM compatible components: http://www.avnetexpress.com/asia

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM at http://www.arm.com/products/multimedia.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia( http://www.em.avnetasia.com )

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has a significant presence in Asia. With its regional headquarters in Singapore, the company has offices in over 40 locations in Asia. Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia distributes semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components to serve a wide range of customers including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, and small- to medium-sized businesses, and provides associated design-chain and supply-chain services. More information is available at http://www.em.avnetasia.com.

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit http://www.avnet.com.

For further information please contact:

Jaime Chan
Tel: +852-2410-2735
Email: jaime.chan@avnet.com

Brian Paterson (EBA)
Tel: +852-2537-8022
Email: brian.paterson@ebacomms.com

SOURCE﹛Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia

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July 22, 2011 at 4:49 pm

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“Design Strategies for ARM(R) Systems” Seminar Hits Singapore on 29 July 2011

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Avnet Electronics Marketing and ARM team up to provide groundbreaking technical training in the Lion City

HONG KONG, July 21, 2011/PRNewswire-Asia/ — Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia( http://www.em.avnetasia.com ), a business region of Avnet, Inc.( http://www.avnet.com ) (NYSE:AVT), is bringing the “Design Strategies for ARM(R) Systems( http://www.em.avnetasia.com )” seminar series to Singapore on 29 July 2011.

(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/xprn/sa/200703010917.jpg )

Singapore is one of a total of 15 different locations throughout Asia – including Mainland China, Korea, India and Taiwan – that will play host to the seminar series. Engineers working in Singapore’s ever innovative and active electronics industry are invited to register for the free technical training event online at http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm.

“The rise in demand for higher integration, lower power consumption and increased connectivity has placed ARM( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_arm.asp ) at the forefront of a technological paradigm shift. This is true not only in the consumer market, but also branching off into other high-growth markets such as the defense and medical sectors – many of which are key targets for Singapore electronics firms,” said Andy Wong, vice president, Avnet Design Services and Segment Marketing, Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia.

The “Design Strategies for ARM(R) Systems( http://www.em.avnetasia.com )”training sessions will be delivered by world-class industry experts. They will feature an entire ecosystem of providers showcasing the latest design solutions for ARM systems. Attendees will discover new ways to integrate this sustainable, energy-efficient technology into their designs.

Engineers will also greatly benefit from learning how to leverage the many supporting technologies from Avnet’s other “Design Strategies for ARM(R) Systems( http://www.em.avnetasia.com )” partners. They will have access to partner exhibits from Cypress( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_cypress.asp ), Freescale Semiconductor( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_freescale.asp ), Marvell( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_marvell.asp ), National Semiconductor( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_nsc.asp ), STMicroelectronics( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_stmicroelectronics.asp ), Spansion( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_spansion.asp ), Texas Instruments( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_ti.asp ) and Xilinx( http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm/eng/sponsors_xilinx.asp ).

Attendees will be able to build their own program, choosing from various 75ute specialized training courses which are organized into two technology areas – microcontrollers and application processors. The emphasis of each course will be to demonstrate practical, real-world design solutions. Featured courses include:

— Leveraging open-source-based tools to balance the demands of an always-on connection against the constraints of limited battery life
— Developing high-performance signal processing algorithms in an ultra-low footprint
— Examining how wireless protocols and off-the-shelf, integrated RF devices can enable wireless applications in low power sensor networks

“As technology options increase, Singapore’s design engineers are looking for ARM technology-based solutions. At this one-day training event, Avnet will deliver the knowledge and expertise designers need. In addition to learning to tackle existing and future design challenges and, perhaps just as importantly, extend the life cycles of their products,” added Wong.

For complete information about “Design Strategies for ARM(R) Systems,” including full course descriptions, locations and registration information, please visit http://www.em.avnetasia.com/arm

Stay connected:

View product and company videos: http://www.em.avnetasia.com or
http://www.avnetondemand.com/avnet%20in%20asia/channel/74/video/1328
Buy our ARM compatible components: http://www.avnetexpress.com/asia

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM at http://www.arm.com/products/multimedia.

About Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia( http://www.em.avnetasia.com )

Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), has a significant presence in Asia. With its regional headquarters in Singapore, the company has offices in over 40 locations in Asia. Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia distributes semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electromechanical components to serve a wide range of customers including original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, and small- to medium-sized businesses, and provides associated design-chain and supply-chain services. More information is available at http://www.em.avnetasia.com.

About Avnet, Inc.

Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries worldwide. Avnet accelerates its partners’ success by connecting the world’s leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 3, 2010, Avnet generated revenue of $19.16 billion. For more information, visit http://www.avnet.com.

For further information please contact:

Jaime Chan
Tel: +852-2410-2735
Email: jaime.chan@avnet.com

Brian Paterson (EBA)
Tel: +852-2537-8022
Email: brian.paterson@ebacomms.com

SOURCE﹛Avnet Electronics Marketing Asia

Written by asiafreshnews

July 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm

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eFX Awards 2011 Names Saxo Bank the “Best Liquidity Distribution Service” FX House

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2011-07-20 13:00 


 

SINGAPORE, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Saxo Capital Markets’ parent company, Saxo Bank, has won the “Best Liquidity Distribution Service” award at the annual eFX Awards 2011 hosted by FX Week in New York on 14 July 2011.

At the core of Saxo Bank Group’s offering is its White Label solution for banks that require a market leading on-line trading platform for their clients. The key benefits of the solution are:

  • It facilitates ownership and control of banks’ relationships with their clients whilst maintaining full client anonymity from Saxo;
  • Access to a fully branded and customised trading solution;
  • A facility for banks to distribute their own FX liquidity to their clients via the white-label platform;
  • A multi-asset offering with more than 20,000 financial products, including FX, Stocks, CFDs and commodities; and
  • Flexibility and control allows banks to distribute liquidity from the asset classes with tailored commission pricing to their own clients, based on their own local and regional requirements.

For institutional clients, such as hedge funds and retail aggregators with sophisticated high trading volumes, Saxo Bank Group’s trading API compliments their needs by making its multi-asset product range available in the client’s own systems via a low latency VPN, standard FIX protocol API. The trading API extends Saxo’s distribution services and makes available its range of FX crosses and order routing for CFDs, Stocks and Futures in the client’s proprietary systems.

The founders and co-CEOs of Saxo Bank Group, Kim Fournais and Lars Seier Christensen said in a joint statement:

“Saxo Bank acts as a facilitator linking liquidity from Tier-1-banks and access to over 20 exchanges across the globe to our institutional and retail clients via our integrated platforms. The award acknowledges this business model. It makes us very proud and we are honored to accept the award.”

The Saxo Bank Group was also nominated for the “Best Retail Platform” award which was won by Citi. Citi is a White Label Client of the Saxo Bank Group, and the CitiFX Pro platform is powered by Saxo.

This year the awards were judged by industry experts, Joel Clark, Editor, FX Week, Justyn Trenner, Chief Executive, Client Knowledge, Sang Lee, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Aite Group and Rob Daly, Editor, Sell-Side Technology.

Disclaimer:

Saxo Capital Markets Pte Ltd (“Saxo Capital Markets”) is licensed as a Capital Market Services provider and an Exempt Financial Advisor, and is supervised by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

You should carefully consider whether trading in leveraged products is appropriate for you in the light of your financial circumstances. You should be aware that dealing in products that are highly leveraged carry significantly greater risk than non-geared investments such as share trading. As such, you could both gain and lose large amounts of money. You may sustain losses in excess of the moneys you initially deposit and also in excess of the margin required to establish and maintain any positions in leveraged products.

For further information, please see:
http://sg.saxomarkets.com/about-us/general-disclaimer

About Saxo Capital Markets

Saxo Capital Markets Pte Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saxo Bank A/S, the Copenhagen-headquartered online trading and investment specialist. It serves as the Asia Pacific headquarters and holds a Capital Markets Services license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Saxo Capital Markets also holds a Commodity Broker licence from The International Enterprise Singapore.

Clients can trade Forex, CFDs, Stocks, Futures, Options and other derivatives via SaxoWebTrader and SaxoTrader, its leading multi-asset online trading platforms.

SaxoTrader is available directly through Saxo Capital Markets or through one of its institutional clients. White labelling is a significant business area for Saxo Capital Markets, and involves customising and branding of its online trading platform for other financial institutions and brokers.

Saxo’s position as an established FX house and its leading role in the foreign exchange market has been recognised by the industry’s leading reviews. In 2011, the Saxo Bank Group picked up six awards at the Euromoney annual FX survey for the following categories: Best Improved Overall Market Share by Volume ($10bn – $25bn) and ($5bn – $10bn), Best Speed of Execution, Best Research and Analytics, Best Effective Risk Management and Execution Strategies and Best Integrated Workflow and Compliance Solutions. Saxo Bank was also named “Best Forex Broker in Northern Europe” and “Best White Label Solution Provider” in the World Finance Foreign Exchange Awards 2011.

For more information, please visit www.saxomarkets.com.sg

Media contacts:

Saxo Capital Markets Pte Ltd
Celeste Fong
+65-6303-7713
xcfo@saxomarkets.com.sg

 

SOURCE Saxo Capital Markets Pte Ltd

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July 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Posted in Business & Finance

MediaTek Announces World’s Smallest 4-in-1 Combo Chip Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/GPS/FM Solution

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HSINCHU, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductorcompany for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced its most advanced wireless combo chip designed to enrich multimedia experience with small footprint and long battery life for smartphones, tablets and portable devices. The MediaTek MT6620 integrates 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, GPS, and FM transmitter/receiver on a single chip with superior size and power benefits, making it the best solution for smartphones, tablets, and portable devices.

Bringing connectivity features to mainstream products such as smartphones, tablets, portable media players (PMPs), gaming devices, and personal navigation devices (PNDs), the MediaTek MT6620 integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM, to provide superior performance and rich features. The MT6620 implements advanced and sophisticated radio coexistence algorithms and hardware mechanisms to enhanced overall quality for simultaneous voice, data, and audio/video transmissions. Its small size significantly reduces PCB layout area and simplifies design efforts. In addition, the MediaTek Symphony(TM) software package supports all advanced wireless features on the Android operation system. BlueAngel(TM) Bluetooth software currently can support up to 15 profiles to fulfill most user scenario and bring customer product differentiation.

The MT6620 supports all the leading standards: dual band 2.4GHz and 5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi with WiFi Direct and Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0+HS for simultaneous dual mode Bluetooth BR/EDR/HS and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) operations, GPS with Galileo/SBAS/QZSS and patent pending AlwaysLocate(TM) technology, FM radio with both transmitter and receiver, making the MT6620 ideal solution for portable devices that require superior performance and long battery life. The MT6620 passes 802.11n WiFi certificate including WPS2.0, WAPI and Bluetooth 4.0+HS on both the controller and MediaTek BlueAngle(TM) host software.

SR Tsai, General Manager of the Wireless Connectivity Business Unit at MediaTek said, “MediaTek is one of few in the industry to offer 4-in-1 SoC solution for a wide range of mobile applications. As a result of this attention to mobile device manufacturers’ needs, the MT6620 was designed to meet strict requirements, such as low power modes to conserve battery life, a reduced footprint to fit into small, sleek handset designs, and low cost to enable mass market mobile Wi-Fi enabled handsets. We believe that the MT6620 is optimized for mobile devices at the hardware, firmware, and driver levels to speed time to market of innovative designs.”

The MT6620 has entered mass production and is shipping to lead customers in sizable quantities now.

MT6620 Product Highlights:

— Low power, small size and high performance Wi-Fi/Bluetooth/GPS/FM
solution
— Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n dual band single stream (20/40MHz) with dual
band LNA and 2.4GHz PA integration
— Bluetooth 4.0+HS support with PA integration
— Supports GPS/Galileo/QZSS/SBAS with -165dBm tracking sensitivity
— FM Tx/Rx with RDS/RBDS support
— Supports Wi-Fi Direct and WAPI hardware encryption
— Supports FM over Bluetooth
— PLC (Packet Loss Concealment) technology for superior audio
quality
— Advanced AlwaysLocate(TM) location awareness technology with
ultra-low power consumption
— Flexible host interfaces including single SDIO for all wireless
functions

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code “2454”, MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales and research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, Korea, Denmark, England and Dubai. For more information, please visit MediaTek’s website at http://www.mediatek.com .

SOURCE﹛MediaTek Inc.

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July 22, 2011 at 3:56 pm

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