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Malaysia State Launches Eco Conference to Champion Country’s Green Issues

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Terengganu to provide a unique platform to spearhead a sustainable nation

KUALA TERENGGANU, Malaysia, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ –The Terengganu State Government in Malaysia is embracing the country’s drive towards a sustainable environment by launching the inaugural 2011 Eco Terengganu Conference to debate the issues and development plans for a more sustainable nation, in particular Terengganu. The event will be staged alongside one of the country’s biggest sporting occasions, the Monsoon Cup, which itself has strong ecological and commercial links to the State.

Shafique Iqbal, Operations Mgr Monsoon Cup and Yasmin Ras, founder of EcoKnights with YB Dato' Toh Chin Yaw

The four key pillars of the Malaysian government’s Green Technology policy – energy, environmental, social and economic sustainability – is the inspiration behind Eco Terengganu’s three conference themes — Business, Environment and Social. The sustainability conference aims to increase the awareness of environmental issues and educate the public and relevant state and private agencies on the gaps, opportunities and challenges in developing a sustainable state. The conference will also highlight renewable energy and green technology options that need to be urgently pursued to achieve sustainable development.

Spearheaded by EcoKnights and T-Best Events with the support of the Terengganu State Government and 1Malaysia PROGRES (Program Green Solutions), the conference will be staged on the 23rd and 24th November 2011 at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort and Spa in Terengganu, Malaysia.

The main focus of this year’s conference is to alert all relevant stakeholders on the situation of the current environment and the various initiatives and technology available that can be optimised for local businesses and enterprises to grow towards balancing the economy, the environment and the people.

YB Dato’ Toh Chin Yaw, Terengganu Chairman of Industry, Trade and Environment Committee said, “Terengganu provides the perfect backdrop for an amazing programme that will examine the best green practices that support local businesses to operate in a sustainable environment. Eco Terengganu 2011 is important because it will showcase green innovations, community programmes and research that can benefit the lives and livelihoods of people nationwide and in particular Terengganu.”

Each theme will be presented by notable speakers. The Business Case will demonstrate green business tools, opportunities and technology that will enhance the economic future of Terengganu without further stress on its natural resources. The Environment Case will inculcate awareness of environmental degradation, deficient sanitation services and poor urban conditions to encourage the proper planning and management of its natural resources for the future of sustainable development.

Corporations with green technology, solutions or initiatives can get involved in Eco Terengganu in various ways. This is a great opportunity for them to exhibit and promote their products, services or expertise,” added YB Dato’ Toh. Support for Eco Terengganu can be made via monetary or product contributions.

Dato’ Seri Dr. Izmee Che Ismail, Group President of Avenion Group of Companies and head of 1Malaysia PROGRES said that “In line with the Malaysian government’s commitment to ensuring sustainable development and conserving the environment for future generations, steps must be taken now to ensure the safeguarding of the environment of Terengganu. This conference is unique and a good first step for states to adopt and practice sustainable living. I am happy to be involved with Eco Terengganu 2011 and congratulate Terengganu for their efforts in creating awareness and promoting a green agenda.”

To get involved, please contact Ms. Aaina Karina at tel: 6012-3773 587 or email :

About EcoKnights

EcoKnights ( was formed in 2006 as part of a collective effort to provide environmental outreach programmes for communities and industry players. A non-profit environmental organisation registered with the Registrar of Societies, EcoKnights consists of members and volunteers made up of professional individuals with a great passion for the environment and the goal of advancing the cause of environmental issues through better and wider dissemination of environmental news and views, assisting in CSR/SR initiatives, developing programmes for advocacy and the lobbying of urgent environmental matters. EcoKnights’ mission is to support all national and international environmental programmes with the emphasis of promoting sustainable development amongst industry players and communities through effective communication media, environmental education and environmental corporate social responsibility.

About 1Malaysia PROGRES

1Malaysia PROGRES (Program Green Solutions) is a comprehensive nationwide programme to reduce 40% of Malaysia’s carbon emissions by 2020. The carbon emission reduction programme is fully supported by the Government of Malaysia and funded by the private sector, namely, Avenion and GreenTech Sdn. Bhd. It is designed to have a positive economic impact on the country by creating and upgrading products, jobs and companies.

For press information, please contact T-Best Events Sdn Bhd:
Name: Mira Navaretna
Tel: +603-7954-2204(o)
Mob: +6016-338-5341(m)

SOURCE Monsoon Cup

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September 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm

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Infineon’s New High-Power LED Driver ICs Provide Flexibility and Performance for Broad Range of Energy Efficient Solid State Lighting Designs

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NEUBIBERG, Germany, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Infineon Technologies (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) extended the family of switch-mode LED drivers for high power LEDs for general lighting applications. Combining thermal protection feature that contributes to the lifetime of LEDs with flexibility in output current range from 350mA up to multiple amperes, the new drivers are cost-effective solutions for the design of highly-efficient indoor and outdoor lighting.

The new ILD series include LED driver ICs with integrated power stage as well as with external MOSFET achieving up to 98% driver efficiency across a wide range of general lighting applications, including MR16 halogen retrofits, residential and commercial luminaries, architectural lighting and street lamps. In addition to high output current range Infineon’s ILD family provides high flexibility to customers by two different dimming methods, analog and PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) dimming. Besides the wide spread over-current protection the ILD drivers offer an over-temperature protection that is tailored to protect the LEDs and the LED driver IC from thermal overstress  delivering the maximum possible operating life of the LED lamps and LED fixtures.

“With the new ILD family Infineon can address LEDs for all power ranges including low-, mid-, high- and ultra-high-power LED applications with products that allow cost-effective design with optimal performance,” said Hakan Yilmazer, Segment Head for DC-DC LED drivers for General Lighting at Infineon Technologies. “LED technology is driving a revolution in lighting that fits exactly with Infineon’s vision of how electronics will improve energy efficiency.”

Researchers at Strategies Unlimited estimate global sales of 227 million LED driver IC units for lighting in 2011. According to market experts, the world market for LED driver ICs for lighting is growing from US dollar 114.7 million in 2011 up to US dollar 585.4 million in 2015. This means a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 50 per cent.

The devices in the ILD series can achieve high cost effectiveness because they have been designed for specific LED currents or applications.  As an example, the ILD2035 has been designed for MR16 lamps with 1W LEDs. Another good example is the ILD4001, where the features and protection functions are included into a stand-alone LED controller and an external MOSFET is used as a power stage. Three devices – ILD4001, ILD4035 and ILD2035 – will be available in SC-74 package with very small form factor and the fourth device – ILD4120 – comes in DSO-8 package with exposed pad.

The ILD family includes wide input voltages, from 4.5 V to 42V for ILD4001 and 4.5V to 40V for ILD4035 and ILD4120 providing the flexibility to be used with most of the standard power supplies. Dimming can be implemented using PWM managed by a microcontroller or alternatively by analog control voltage.

As with all Infineon LED drivers, Infineon offers extensive design support, including demonstration boards, application notes and an online design tool that can be used from part selection to reference design generation, verification and BOM (bill of material) creation.

Availability and Pricing

All of the ILD series devices are available today in sample quantities and as demonstration board starter kits, with production ramp starting now. As a pricing example, the ILD4035 device (350mA output, SC-74 package) is US Dollar 0.60 for 10,000 pieces.

Further information on Infineon’s new LED Driver ICs is available at

Further information is available at

This news release is available online at


SOURCE Infineon Technologies AG

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September 23, 2011 at 4:03 pm

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DHL Expands China Network Coverage with Five New Offices to Meet Shifting Industry Needs

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SHANGHAI, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ —

  • Achieves 100% coverage in Tier 1 cities across China
  • Targets to establish 5 branch offices, 20 sales offices and 30% coverage in Tier 3 cities by 2015
  • New offices mark a strategic step for the company’s domestic rail and road service development

DHL Global Forwarding, the air, sea, road and rail freight specialist division of DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, is expanding its logistics services network in China to meet the demands of shifting manufacturing patterns. The company announced the opening of five new branch offices, of which two are located in the country’s most important inland regions — Zhengzhou city in Henan Province and Taiyuan city in Shanxi Province. The other three offices are located in Tier 3 cities — Wenzhou (Zhejiang Province), Xuzhou (Jiangsu Province) and Huizhou (Guangdong Province). The move is aimed at better meeting the fast growing demand in central and western China for logistics services of international standards.

DHL Global Forwarding also plans to establish two more branch offices and 20 sales offices, with the aim of achieving 30% coverage in Tier 3 cities by 2015.

DHL supports industry transfer into inland China

The opening of DHL Global Forwarding’s newest offices are timely as China’s manufacturing industry goes through a major geographical shift from coastal areas like the Yangtze River and the Pearl River deltas, towards the central and western regions.

Said Roger Crook, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight: “With the development of central and western China becoming one of the Chinese government’s priorities as part its 12th five-year plan to speed up the industrial transfer to inland areas, DHL has benefited from a rapid build-up of infrastructure in these regions. This has in turn, facilitated the provision of DHL’s scheduled, reliable and flexible door-to-door services multi-modal transport solutions. Solutions, which, we believe are already shaping the future of logistics.

“Foreign investment into the central and western regions is being strongly encouraged by central and provincial governments (Note 1),” continued Mr. Crook. “In fact, their efforts have seen foreign direct investment (FDI) to central and western China surging by 27.6 percent year-on-year in 2010, compared to 15.8 percent year-on-year in the eastern regions, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce (Note 2).”

DHL gets closer to its customers’ operations

Located in the heart of central China, Zhengzhou’s GDP alone nearly doubled in less than five years, exceeding RMB400 billion at the end of 2010 (Note 3). The local government has announced plans to invest RMB200 million a year to accelerate the efforts of building the city into an international logistics center by 2015 (Note 4).

Similarly in Taiyuan, China’s largest coal producing city, GDP reportedly exceeded RMB177.8 billion at the end of 2010. With its industry output comprising primarily of ferrous metal smelt, coal mining and processing, chemical processing and transportation equipment manufacturing, the city witnessed a CAGR of 11.58% from 2005 to 2009. (Note 5)

Said Kelvin Leung, CEO, North Asia Pacific, DHL Global Forwarding: “As one of China’s key railway hubs and one of the cities in Central China earmarked for commercial and trade reforms, Zhengzhou has attracted investment from over 10,000 domestic and international enterprises to date. Setting up an office here allows us to be in the heart of our customers’ business operations. It enables us to understand and respond to their logistics and supply chain needs more expediently and effectively.”

Strategic step towards long term development of multi-modal service portfolio

The establishment of branch offices in inland China bolsters DHL Global Forwarding’s strategic plans to enhance its multi-modal service offering in the long run. Its new office in Zhengzhou, one of the eight key railway hubs of China, for instance, sits strategically at the junction of Longhai Railway (east-west) and Jingguang Railway (north-south).

Meanwhile, Taiyuan boasts its own advantage with its East Railway Station being one of the biggest rail container yards in China that also facilitates regular access to Qingdao and Tianjin seaport. The railway station is the terminal linking Shi-Tai railway, Tongpu Railway, Shitai Railway and Jingyuan Railway with high-speed rail access to Shijiazhuang, Beijing, Shenyang, Zhengzhou and other major cities.

Steve Huang, CEO, China, DHL Global Forwarding, said: “Looking beyond Beijing and Shanghai and tapping into China’s existing infrastructure in these inland markets enables us to make our multi-modal solutions that much more comprehensive. The customers can now not just opt for a combination of rail, road, sea and air transport with different transit times and costs but with different origins and destinations in mind as per their needs too.”


  1. Source: Guiding Opinions of the State Council on Central and Western Regions’ Undertaking of Industrial Transfer,
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  5. Source: Taiyuan Statistical Yearbook 2010; Economy and Social Development Report of each province

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Notes to Editor

  • To date, DHL Global Forwarding has launched two end-to-end rail services. The first links 14 cities in China to seven CIS countries and Russia whereby ocean freight through the Chinese ports of Lianyungang, Tianjin and Qingdao can be directly loaded onto the rail network or taken by road and consolidated before taking to the tracks in Beijing or Shanghai. The second – dubbed the Genghis Khan Connection – is a scheduled tri-weekly cross border rail solution available during the high season from April to October linking Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia by rail to Tianjin, China and out to the rest of the world.
  • At present, DHL Global Forwarding China has branch offices in 40 cities throughout China including: Harbin, Changchun, Shenyang, Beijing, Dalian, Tianjin, Yantai, Qingdao, Lianyungang, Ji’nan, Xi’an, Urumqi, Wuxi, Suzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai, Hefei, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Chengdu, Wuhan, Chongqing, Changsha, Nanchang, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Kunming, Nanning, Guangzhou, Zhongshan, Dongguan, Shenzhen, Foshan, Zhuhai, Haikou, Huizhou, Wenzhou, Xuzhou, Taiyuan and Zhengzhou.

DHL – The Logistics company for the world

DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 275,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting climate protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 51 billion Euros in 2010.



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September 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm

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Welcome to MEGA SHOW Part 1 & 2, Hong Kong’s Most Important Gift, Home, Premiums and Toy Trade Fairs

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HONG KONG, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — MEGA SHOW Part 1, October 20-23, 2011 and MEGA SHOW Part 2, October 27-29, 2011 will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Kenfair is proud to announce MEGA SHOW Part 1 celebrates its 20th anniversary in October 2011 and thank all the exhibitors and buyers who have shown their support over the past 20 years.

These two most important trade shows showcasing over 4700 suppliers for the gift, homewares, premiums and toys industries are timed to form part of the highly successful Southern China sourcing calendar, allowing over 70,000 global buyers to attend both the trade shows, visit China and Hong Kong factories and meet with a wide range of Asian and international suppliers in the key sourcing season.

Thirty countries are represented at MEGA SHOW this October, from Hong Kong and Mainland China, South-East Asia, East Asia, Europe, USA, South America, and the Middle East, reinforcing MEGA SHOW in Hong Kong every October as the major global marketplace for gifts, premiums, souvenirs, gadgets, electronic gifts, arts; and crafts, travel, luggage, fashion apparel, accessories; and gift wrap, packaging; and housewares, home decor; toys, and games, baby; child-pen, paper, print; Christmas, festive and seasonal; plus stationery school and office.

Over 4700 companies are on show from 30 countries , not only from Hong Kong and Mainland China, but from Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, France, Germany, Guatemala, India, Israel, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam.

The shows this year include an increase in the number of eco-friendly suppliers with a wider choice of products, a dedicated zone in MEGA SHOW Part 1 for GIFTWRAP and PACKAGING, a new group of fashion jewellery accessories suppliers in GIFT WARE in MEGA SHOW Part 2.

Over 800 new companies from all over the world are exhibiting this season with MEGA SHOW as their exclusive sales platform providing trade buyers with the opportunity to meet not only with familiar export faces but to source from new producers and trade with worldwide companies in Hong Kong, the Asian sourcing centre.

Media Contact:
Miss Linda Chan

SOURCE﹛Kenfair Exhibition (Hong Kong) Limited

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September 23, 2011 at 12:13 pm

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