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MediaTek Extends Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth Combo Leadership with Advanced 802.11ac plus BT 4.0+HS Combo Chip for Mobile Consumer Platforms

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First ever combo solution boosts wireless data rate 433Mbps bringing high quality voice, data and video applications to mobile and consumer products

HSINCHU, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, today announced availability of its MT7650, the world’s first and only 802.11ac plus Bluetooth 4.0+HS combo chip designed for mobile consumer platforms. The MediaTek MT7650 combines the latest IEEE 802.11ac technology, Bluetooth 4.0 LE functionality, and the company’s unprecedented Wi-Fi/Bluetooth coexistence algorithm onto a single die to support high quality voice, data and video transmissions up to 433 Mbps, while enabling ultra low power Bluetooth Low Energy connectivity with health, fitness and other sensors. Moreover, with the complete 802.11ac system (MAC/Baseband/Radio) integrated, customers adopting the MediaTek MT7650 also benefit from easier implementation, faster time to market and reduced manufacturing costs.

The MediaTek MT7650 is compliant with the new 802.11ac standard and leverages the strengths of MediaTek’s industry leading Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth combo chip technologies that are currently shipping in laptops and smartphones. It dramatically improves user experience with 2.8x data rate increase from 150Mbps of single stream 802.11n. This highly integrated chip supports dual band 2.4/5GHz configuration with 80 MHz channel bandwidth, 256-QAM modulation scheme for increased data transfer efficiency, receive beam forming for extended range and capacity, and Space-Time Block Codes (STBC) coding technologies for better wireless coverage. This chip also supports Wi-Fi Display, Wi-Fi Direct and TDLS for full peer-to-peer functionalities between mobile and home consumer products.

“With this advanced combo chip supporting dual band 11ac and dual mode Bluetooth Low Energy, we have further extended our technology leadership in the industry,” said SR Tsai, General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Connectivity & Networking Business Unit. “The demand of high quality digital-content streaming and sharing has increased rapidly. At the same time, peer-to-peer data communication is shifting from wired to wireless connections. Therefore, mobile devices are relying heavily on high quality wireless connections, but the current Wi-Fi technology standard is overwhelmed by all the bandwidth needs. With the latest 802.11ac, the MediaTek MT7650 overcomes these challenges and allows consumers to stream and transfer heavy contents between mobile and home consumer devices much faster and much more reliable with ultra low power consumptions.”

Key product features of the MediaTek MT7650 include:

— All-In-One (MAC/Baseband/Radio) 802.11ac Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth
4.0+HS single chip
— Dual band 2.4/5GHz single stream 802.11ac support for up to 433
Mbps data rate (HT80) with antenna diversity
— Supports Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi Display
— Compliant with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS and
Bluetooth 4.0 LE
— Support for BT Class 1 operation for better Bluetooth range
— Advanced WLAN + Bluetooth coexistence algorithm for optimized
performance
— Support single antenna configuration for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi
signals to reduce system design cost
— Shared Bluetooth and Wi-Fi signal receiving path to eliminate
the need for an external splitter
— Supports Wake-on-WLAN and Wake-on-Bluetooth for reduced power
consumption of end devices
— Operating systems support: Windows 7, Windows 8 and Linux

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, and 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 or research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, South 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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March 30, 2012 at 3:23 pm

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Marsh: Industrial Assets Underinsured by up to 60% in Asia

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Companies Failing to Consider Rising Commodity, Materials and Labour Costs

SINGAPORE, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Telecommunications, energy and petrochemical companies are underinsuring their industrial assets between 30 percent and 60 percent in Asia, according to a new report published by Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, and John Foord, a leading industrial asset valuation firm in Asia.

According to the report, many companies are not taking into account recent fluctuations in commodity prices, material and labour costs and, consequently, are underinsuring the full replacement value of their assets. In addition, companies may also be relying on outdated asset registers which apply simple inflation indices that often do not accurately reflect true asset values.

Jason Wells, Managing Director and Leader of Specialty Practices for Marsh in Asia, said: “In our experience, the extent of underinsurance in Asia is more widespread than in more developed regions. Last year’s devastating floods in Thailand were a stark reminder of how serious the problem has become.

“Firms often only become aware when they make a claim and discover the sum insured does not cover the replacement cost. We urge companies to perform regular asset valuation ‘health checks’ — at least once every two to three years — so that the sums insured can be both accurate and adequate.”

Graham Copland, Managing Director of John Foord, said: “We reviewed nearly 100 asset valuations performed in the telecommunication, energy and petrochemical sectors, and compared the true replacement value with the sum insured. The findings speak for themselves, with an average of 30% underinsurance, with several instances of up to 60%.”

With a myriad of infrastructure projects already underway and more in the pipeline, the economic viability of many of the businesses involved may be at risk due to inadequate levels of insurance. Many businesses are unaware that their insurance is not adequate to cover the true cost of replacement of assets.

To download the report, please click here( http://www.marsh-asia.com/pdf/2012/Marsh_whitepaper_Underinsurance_in_Asia_Ind_sector.pdf ).

About Marsh

Marsh( http://usa.marsh.com ), a global leader in insurance broking and risk management, teams with its clients to define, design, and deliver innovative industry-specific solutions that help them protect their future and thrive. It has approximately 25,000 colleagues who collaborate to provide advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies( http://www.mmc.com ) (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 52,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding US$10 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Guy Carpenter( http://www.guycarp.com ), a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; Mercer( http://www.mercer.com/home ), a global leader in human resource consulting and related services; and Oliver Wyman( http://www.oliverwyman.com/index.html ), a global leader in management consulting. Follow Marsh on Twitter @Marsh_Inc( http://twitter.com/@Marsh_Inc ).

SOURCE﹛Marsh

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March 30, 2012 at 11:21 am

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Marlene Mocquet’s First Major Show in Asia to Open on April 19

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Opening ReceptionFeaturing Marlene Mocquet will be Held from 6 – 9 pm on April 19

HONG KONG, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — FEAST Projects is delighted to announce Marlene Mocquet’s first major show in Asia. The show will be open from April 19 – May 26, 2012.

Marlene Mocquet, at 33 years old, is a rising star in the art world. The honors and kudos she has earned give her this esteemed standing. Highlights include: a 2009 one woman retrospective at the Contemporary Art Museum in Lyon, an invitation to the Shanghai Biennial (2010), a commissioned work from fashion designer Christian Lacroix; her Art Prizes and Grants include the prestigious Pierre Cardin Prize, the Hiscox Prize, and the Alphonse Cellier Prize.

Melding surrealism with the sublime, Mocquet masterfully executes her canvases in drips and impastos of mixed media creating a personal, poetic and fantastic universe that piques our curiosity. Every disparate picture is populated with characters, animals and anthropomorphous objects composing an extremely sophisticated image. Mocquet’s work has multiple references: Bosch, Klee, Ernst, Murakami, Betty Boop, Tim Burton; yet the end products are always undeniably Mocquet. She discovered painting as a form of self-therapy drawing on Symbolism, Surrealism Expressionism and Action-Painting, as well as on popular imagery from manga and cartoons.

“Her candy-jeweled palette belies her explosive paintings populated with anthropomorphic blobs, animals and monsters; and we enthusiastically follow her into a warped, ethereal and fantastic universe — one that is hers alone,” describes Philippe Koutouzis, Director of FEAST Projects. Mocquet’s unlimited imagination and singular faux-naif style are unforgettable and from the start her work has been received with great applause from the critics and the public.

This exhibition is part of Le French May 2012 program, presented by FEAST Projects and supported by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau.

BIOGRAPHY HIGHLIGHTS OF MARLENE MOCQUET (FOR FULL BIO, PLEASE VISIT ARTIST’S PAGE @
http://www.feastprojects.com/artists/marlne-mocquet)

2006 Graduated with jury felicitations, National Academy of Fine Arts, Paris (ENSBA), France

SOLO EXHIBITION

2012 FEAST Projects, Hong Kong
2012 Musee de l’Abbaye de Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne, France
2010 Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, France
2010 Vienna Fair, Contemporary Art Fair, Vienna, Austria
2009 Jeux de Dames – Marlene Mocquet, Chateau de Jau, France
2009 Marlene Mocquet: Restrospective, Contemporary Art Museum, Lyon,
France
2008 La Galerie Edouard Manet, Genevilliers, France
2007 Freight + Volume Gallery, New York, USA
2007 Contemporary Art Place Aponia, Villiers sur Marne, France

GROUP EXHIBITION (SELECTED)

2012 ACCROCHAGE, FEAST Projects, Hong Kong
2012 Drawing Now, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France
2012 La belle peinture est derriere nous, French Institute, Ankara,
Turkey
2012 A suivre…, Galerie Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, France
2012 Eleventh hour, Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech
Republic
2011 Antidote 7, Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris,
France
2011 “Construire, elever la matiere”, 16eme Biennale, Musees de
Chateauroux, France
2010 La belle peinture est derriere nous, French Institute,
Ankara, Turkey
2010 Shanghai Biennial, Shanghai Museum, China
2010 Circuit Ceramique, Manufacture de Sevres, Sevres, France
2010 Lignes de Chance, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris,
France
2009 Beautes Monstres, Musee des Beaux-arts, Nancy, France
2009 Art Basel, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Basel, Switzerland
2008 Il etait une fois…, Boutique Christian Lacroix, Paris,
France
2008 Rendez-vous, Shanghai 2008, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai,
China
2008 Musee Reattu, Arles, France
2008 Salon du Dessin Contemporain, Paris, France
2008 Art Brussels, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Bruxelles, Belgium
2007 FIAC, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris, France
2007 Rendez-vous 07, School of Fine Art, Lyon, France
2007 ENSBA, Salon de Mai, Paris, France
2007 Art Brussels, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Bruxelles, Belgium
2006 Salon du Livre, Paris, France
2005 “Scene de Menage”, “Chez l’un, l’autre”, Galerie Anton Weller,
Paris, France
2004 49 eme Salon de Montrouge, European Salon of Young Creators,
Montrouge, France
2004 Pole impression / Edition 1/X, ENSBA, Paris, France
2001 Centre Culturel Aragon Triolet, Orly, France

PRIZES & GRANTS

2008 Pierre Cardin Prize, National Academy of Fine Arts, Paris
(ENSBA), France
2007 Hiscox Prize
2007 Alphonse Cellier Prize, National Academy of Fine Arts, Paris
(ENSBA), France
2007 Grant – first show, CNAP, National Center for Plastic Arts,
France
2007 Grant – first catalogue, Val de Marnes region, France

ABOUT FEAST PROJECTS:

Founded by Philippe Koutouzis in 2010, FEAST Projects produces innovative projects through collaboration with both established and emerging contemporary artists. Represented are works in classical mediums, as well as works involving the new convergence of art, music, performance, film and design. Global in outlook FEAST Projects represents artists from around the world, including Ron Arad, Chu Teh-Chun, Feng Shuo, Fensterbank, Rene Iche, Liu Wei (b.1965), Marlene Mocquet, Carr Patterson, T’ang Haywen, Tie Ying, Xie Lei and Zao Wou-Ki amongst others.

The innovative 2,500 sq ft gallery space is located in Unit 307, 3/F, Harbour Industrial Centre, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong.

Opening Hours:12 – 7pm, Tuesday to Saturday
For more information, please visit: http://www.feastprojects.com .

ABOUT LE FRENCH MAY

Organised by the Consulate General of France in collaboration with the Alliance Francaise of Hong Kong, and with the support of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, over the last 19 years Le French May has grown to become one of the largest French arts festivals in Asia.

For further information, please contact:

Kate Tai
Email: katetai@feastprojects.com
Tel: +852-2553-9522

SOURCE﹛FEAST Projects

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March 29, 2012 at 5:22 pm

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe Engages Epsilon to Enhance Digital Marketing Capabilities

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Epsilon to provide email marketing support across 27 European countries

Epsilon International, a leading global multichannel marketing services firm, has signed a multi-year agreement to provide email marketing services to Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, the international digital imaging systems provider operating in 27 countries in the EMEA region, and a winner of multiple prestigious environmental and industrial awards.

This partnership provides Konica Minolta Business Solutions with access to Epsilon’s world-class email marketing solution, the DREAM email messaging platform, to support their marketing and customer engagement programmes. Konica Minolta’s local teams will have the ability to deliver timely and targeted email communications to their business partners and enterprise customers across EMEA, enabling them to create a relevant and high-impact experience for their print services customers and corporate decision makers.

Under the service agreement, Epsilon will integrate its email solutions with Konica Minolta’s global Microsoft CRM database system to fully leverage their understanding of customers and create memorable and highly measurable brand engagement through email communications. Konica Minolta will also be able to make use of Epsilon’s real time messaging and workflow automation capabilities, along with the email invitation and registration management and online survey tools.

Martin Middelkoop, Konica Minolta’s Sales & Marketing Consultant, said: “We chose Epsilon for their exceptional understanding of our business needs and ability to deliver unparalleled digital solutions equipped with real-time visibility to campaign performance. We are impressed with their technology capabilities including the workflow tool and flexible API as well as their vast international support and scalability.”

Dominic Powers, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, International Operations, Epsilon International, said: “Konica Minolta is a renowned global leader in print business solutions. We are very honoured and excited to be working with them, providing an integrated email solution that supports their corporate and local marketing goals. As increasingly more organisations expand their global presence, having an efficient marketing communications management platform with flexible integration capabilities and robust scalability is essential to delivering the right experience at the right time cross-culturally. Epsilon is uniquely positioned with deep expertise, across Europe and around the globe, to support the complexities of global programmes such as Konica Minolta’s email marketing strategy.”

About Epsilon International

Epsilon International (http://www.epsilon.com/apac) is the industry’s leading marketing services company, with a broad array of data-driven, multichannel marketing solutions that leverage consumer insight to help brands deepen their relationships with customers. Epsilon works with many of the most-recognised brands in the world. Services include strategic consulting, acquisition and customer database technologies, email marketing and analytic services, predictive modelling, loyalty management, and direct and digital agency services.

With local offices in U.K., France and Germany, Australia, mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Singapore, Epsilon International is an operating unit of Epsilon (http://www.epsilon.com/). Founded in 1969, Epsilon is headquartered in Dallas, USA and comprises three major business services groups: Marketing Technology, Aspen, and Epsilon Targeting data services. Epsilon is the world’s largest permission-based email marketing provider.

Epsilon is an Alliance Data Company (NYSE: ADS). For more information about Epsilon’s end-to-end marketing solutions in Europe, visit epsilon.com/emea or email to enquiries@epsilon.com.

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc., Tokyo, Japan. The company delivers services and distributes products, systems and solutions that fulfil all the requirements of office and production printing over the entire document life cycle. Its product range extends from colour and monochrome multifunctional and production printing systems, laser printers and all-in-ones to management software that integrates devices seamlessly into work processes and IT environments. To support customers such as printing and industrial companies optimally with powerful and sustainable solutions, technology leader Konica Minolta continuously invests in research and development work and regularly sets new standards for the entire printing industry.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 50 countries in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With over 27,200 employees around the world, Konica Minolta Business Technologies earned net sales of over EUR 4.8 billion in financial year 2010/11.

Regina Leung
Epsilon International
+81 (0) 3 4360 9350
rleung@epsilon.com

SOURCE Epsilon International

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March 29, 2012 at 5:08 pm

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FXDD 1st to Offer Four New Currency Pairs Including US Dollar/Onshore Renminbi

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NEW YORK, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — FXDD, a leader in online Forex trading( http://www.fxdd.com ) and education, today announced the addition of four new currency pairs available to retail traders through the firm’s MetaTrader 4 platform:

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— USD/CNY – United States Dollar/Onshore Renminbi
— USD/KRW – United States Dollar/Korean Won
— USD/TWD – United States Dollar/Taiwan Dollar
— USD/INR – United States Dollar/Indian Rupee

“FXDD is among the first to offer these emerging market pairs to retail traders, representing some of the world’s fastest growing economies,” said Lubomir Kaneti, chief operating officer at FXDD. “Our clients have come to know that by trading with FXDD, they gain access to platforms and products otherwise only available to large banks and institutions.”

“Emerging markets are growing rapidly and becoming increasing influential to the global economy,” Robert McKeon, senior vice president of markets and liquidity at FXDD added. “We’re giving retail traders first access to these markets as they evolve into the global powerhouses of the future.”

The addition of the USD/CNY, USD/KRW, USD/TWD, and USD/INR to those announced by FXDD in September (USD/CNH, EUR/TRY, USD/SGD, USD/HKD), positions FXDD at the forefront of emerging markets around the globe and ensures that FXDD customers have the ability to access competitive spreads, world-class customer service and top-tier Forex education. With the addition of these four new pairs, FXDD now offers 31 currency pairs to its retail clients.

Spreads in these new pairs will be competitive. Traders based within the United States may trade these instruments with up to 20:1 leverage. To see live spreads, please request a free FXDD Demo Account( http://www.fxdd.com/en/forex-trading-software/platform-comparisons.html#compare%29 ).

About FXDD

FXDD (www.fxdd.com), a Foreign Exchange( http://fxdd.com ) Dealer registered with the CFTC and a member of the National Futures Association, is headquartered in New York City’s 7 World Trade Center. FXDD is a leader in online Forex trading( http://fxdd.com ) dedicated to providing superior customer service, powerful trading technology, and reliable streaming liquidity. FXDD provides services to individual and institutional traders, hedge funds, commercial entities, brokerage firms and money managers around the world. FXDD offers 24-hour Forex trading by way of its trading platforms, which include: MetaTrader( http://global.fxdd.com/en/forex-trading-software/metatrader.html ), PowerTrader( http://global.fxdd.com/en/forex-trading-software/currenex.html ), Mirror Trader( http://global.fxdd.com/en/forex-trading-software/mirror-trader.html ), and FXDDTrader( http://www.global.com/en/forex-trading-software/fxdd-trader.html ). The Company’s services currently provide competitive interbank pricing, no-interest accounts, and fully-automated execution. FXDD also provides 50:1 leverage in the US, as well as competitive bid-to-ask spreads.

Follow FXDD and FXDD Europe on Twitter( http://www.twitter.com/fxdd ) and on Facebook( http://www.facebook.com/FXDDForex ).

About FXDD Europe

FXDD Europe (http://global.fxdd.com ), a Foreign Exchange( http://global.fxdd.com/en/index.html ) Dealer licensed as a Category 3 in terms of the Investment Services Act by the Malta Financial Services Authority, is headquartered in Valletta, Malta. FXDD Europe is a leader in online Forex trading( http://global.fxdd.com/en/index.html ) and education, dedicated to providing superior customer service, powerful trading technology, and reliable streaming liquidity. FXDD Europe provides services to individual and institutional traders, hedge funds, commercial entities, brokerage firms and money managers around the world. FXDD Europe offers 24-hour Forex trading by way of its trading platforms, which include: MetaTrader( http://global.fxdd.com/en/forex-trading-software/metatrader.html ), PowerTrader( http://global.fxdd.com/en/forex-trading-software/currenex.html ), Mirror Trader( http://global.fxdd.com/en/forex-trading-software/mirror-trader.html ), and FXDDTrader( http://global.fxdd.com/en/forex-trading-software/fxdd-trader.html ). FXDD Europe provides competitive interbank pricing, no-interest accounts, and fully-automated execution. FXDD Europe offers 200:1 leverage, as well as competitive spreads.

SOURCE﹛FXDD

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March 29, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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L’Oreal Inaugurates its Global Hair Research Centre

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CLICHY, France, March 28, 2012/PRNewswire-Asia/ —

Exclusively dedicated to hair, L’Oreal’s Research Centre is the head of a network of six regional centres around the world. The new Centre uses cutting-edge automation and modelling tools across collaborative platforms conducive to innovation.

To meet consumers’ highly diverse needs with regards to the beauty of their hair, L’Oreal announced today the inauguration of its Global Hair Research Centre located in Paris Saint-Ouen. The Centre’s Research & Innovation programmes (R&I) is exclusively dedicated to the haircare profession which includes hair colouring, hair care (shampoos, conditioners), styling, (sprays, gels, waxes) and perms, smoothing or straightening.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:

http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/lorealhairresearch/53789

A 100-million-euro investment

One of the largest investments in L’Oreal’s R&I history, the 25,000m² Centre hosts 500 employees. These include chemists, physico-chemists, opticians, materials scientists, metrologists, rheologists, computer scientists and statisticians. With its architecture and amenities designed to foster collaborative spaces conducive to the sharing and transfer of skills, the Research Centre offers these specialists the methods and tools of the future in a pleasant and high-quality environment.

At the technological forefront: automation, modelling and sensory evaluation

To support the innovation flow, ambitious and effective tools allow researchers to explore more broadly the endless possibilities offered by the science of formulation and evaluation. For example, robots mimic product applications on hair or prepare time-saving formulae. Thus to date the automatic weighing robot has weighed nearly one million colouring samples for approximately 100,000 formulae that require testing.

Original numerical modelling tools using already acquired data, evaluate virtual formulae so that only those most likely to meet consumer needs are to be developed.

Besides their scientifically proven technical efficacy, products also generate emotions. To measure the emotional components of product performance, this Research Centre has developed sensory evaluation expertise carried out by fifty expert technicians and established procedures which monitor consumers’ actions and record their feelings.

All the information thus collected in this Global Centre and the six regional centres, is fed back into the hair innovation processes.

The head of a network of regional centres around the world

The Saint Ouen Research Centrer is the head of a global network of six R&I regional centres and the headquarters for the International Departments in hair colour, hair care and hair styling. These department heads define the innovation strategy for each type of hair treatment worldwide and manage the worldwide innovation portfolio. The six R&I regional centres are located in Japan, China, India, USA, Brazil and in Saint-Ouen for Europe.

The six regional hair centres also have a dual mission: interpreting the innovation strategies identified by the Saint Ouen Research Centre and tailoring them to the specific features of their markets as well as inventing new products that meet local consumers’ needs. These local innovations may also be internationalised via a “reverse innovation” deployment process.

This Research Centre and the six regional centres thus contribute to the conquest of new sources of growth and as such to the Group’s strategic target of gaining one billion new consumers. Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and CEO of L’Oreal, said “The Saint Ouen research centre exemplifies our strategy which aims to make beauty universal based on a deep understanding of consumers’ needs and aspirations, in order to offer products that match women’s and men’s different cultures, beauty routines and purchasing power.”

About L’Oreal

L’Oreal, the world’s leading cosmetics company, has catered to all forms of beauty in the world for over 100 years and has built an unrivalled portfolio of 27 international, diverse and complementary brands. With sales amounting to 20.3 billion euros in 2011, L’Oreal is present in 130 countries and employs 68,900 people. Regarding sustainable development, Corporate Knights, a Global Responsible Investment Network, has selected L’Oreal for its 2012 ranking of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. L’Oreal has received this distinction for the 5th consecutive year. http://www.loreal.com

Appendix – Key figures

L’Oreal Research and Innovation in 2011

— 721 million euros
— 613 patents
— 3,670 employees
— 55% of product raw materials of plant origin in 2011
— 45% of new raw materials used comply with green chemistry principles

The Global Hair Research Centre

— A centre exclusively dedicated to hair
— A 100-million-euro investment
— Thirty disciplines within 25 000m2
— 500 employees

Global Presence Investments Patents

2011: 721 million euros

19 Research Centres 2010: 665 million euros 2011: 613

16 Evaluation Centres 2009: 609 million euros 2010: 612

Press Contact:

Ms. Laurence Balmayer laurence.balmayer@loreal.com( mailto:laurence.balmayer@loreal.com )
Tel : +33-1-47-56-76-88

Video: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/lorealhairresearch/53789

SOURCE﹛L’Oreal

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March 29, 2012 at 11:30 am

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FMC China 2012: Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China

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Concurrently with FMC Premium 2012, Furniture China 2012 11-14 September 2012, Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center

An Export-Oriented Platform for Woodworking Machinery, Furniture Components & Raw Materials

850 Exhibitors – 71,000 Sqm – 35,000 Trade Buyers

FMC China 2012 with Enlarged Space and Improved Services

SHANGHAI, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — “Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China 2012” (FMC China 2012), “FMC Premium 2012” and the first ever “Furniture Fabric China 2012” will be staged at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC) from 11 to 14 September, concurrently with “Furniture China 2012” at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC).

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In 2011, the FMC exhibition was staged at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC) for the first time and was a great success. FMC attracted nearly 745 domestic and overseas exhibitors from 40 countries and regions, and 30,327 trade buyers from 30 provinces and 111 countries and regions. 4,521 overseas visitors came to China for the FMC exhibition, which was an increase of 12% compared to the previous year. The quantity and quality of visitors has improved significantly.

FMC China 2012 will use 4 Halls of SWEECC. Cabinet & Wardrobe Fittings/Furniture Lightings will be added as a new exhibit category. The total exhibition area will be 71,000 sqm and FMC China 2012 is expected to attract 850 exhibitors and 35,000 trade buyers.

The category of FMC China 2012 is more professional. Four halls are located on three floors of SWEECC.

Hall 1 – First Floor (25,000 sq m)

The largest hall without any columns in Asia

— Woodworking Machinery & Tools

Hall 2 – First Floor (17,000 sq m)

— FMC Premium
— Office Furniture Supplies & Gas Spring / Furniture Coatings & Chemicals

Hall 3 – Second Floor (17,000 sq m)

— Furniture Raw Materials & Components Area with Six Theme Sections
— Furniture Hardware & Fittings
— Furniture Inspection, Design & Services
— Furniture Panels & Surface Deco
— Cabinet & Wardrobe Fittings / Furniture Lightings
— Furniture Fabric & Leather
— Upholstery Furniture Components & Supplies

Hall 4 – C Underground Floor (12,000 sq m)

— Furniture Fabric Exhibition

In 2012, the service will be improved. For example, the shuttle bus between the two exhibition sites will depart every five minutes. The dining area at FMC China 2012 will be enlarged to hold more people. Route guidance will be arranged at Exit 1 / 4 of Metro Line 7 / 8 at Yaohua Road Station. As people become more familiar with the new exhibition hall, and the organizer makes the concerns of visitors and services top priorities, it is believed that FMC China will become a truly successful, independent and export-oriented platform.

Upholstered furniture is a new star in the furniture industry. Because of its stylish, comfortable, energy-saving features, upholstered furniture attracts the attention of people. Therefore, the related “Furniture Fabric China 2012” under FMC fair has been presented to all of the visitors in 2012.

Visitor Pre-registration Quick Link: http://expo.fmcchina.com.cn/prereg/v2/fm.asp?fair_id=150

SOURCE: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo Int’l Exhibition Co. Ltd

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March 29, 2012 at 10:27 am

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