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Frost & Sullivan Award Underlines Proximex’s Superior Market Penetration of PSIM Market

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Company’s success driven by strategic acquisition activity, offer of holistic solution and enhanced customer service and support
LONDON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Based on its success in the physical security information management (PSIM) market, Frost & Sullivan presents Proximex, a global PSIM solution provider, with the 2012 Global Market Penetration Leadership Award.

“The company’s success in the global PSIM market has been driven by broader market penetration through acquisition,” notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Krzysztof Rutkowski. “The development of a holistic solution and building customer confidence through assurance of future support and service, have further underpinned the company’s superior market penetration.”

In 2011, Tyco Integrated Security (TycoIS), formerly ADT, acquired Proximex following the current market trend of connecting and correlating information from disparate security systems.

“The most important fact is that TycoIS is the first systems integrator to acquire a PSIM company,” remarks Rutkowski. “With this acquisition, TycoIS will be able to create awareness among its customers who are still unaware of the benefits its PSIM solutions deliver.”

Following its acquisition, Proximex has penetrated American, European and Middle East markets. Furthermore, it is increasing its influence in Asia and Latin America. This strategic move has also increased customer confidence in Proximex’s products. Post its acquisition, the product pipeline of Proximex has grown by 135 percent and its revenues have increased by 122 percent on a year-to-year basis.

“Proximex has been adding an increased number of customers in the area of security by combining its competencies in PSIM solutions with that of TycoIS’s abilities as a systems integrator,” says Rutkowski. “The offer of a holistic solution, through the combination of the services offered by both the companies, has further enhanced the company’s rate of market penetration.”

While TycoIS has its own product portfolio through which it installs systems, it leverages Proximex’s solution – Surveillint(TM) – to integrate all of them into one holistic solution. The service portfolio of TycoIS is expected to expand in the coming years with its offer of after-sales support services.

“The company’s sizeable market footprint allows it to acquire and service any customer in these markets,” concludes Rutkowski. “Leveraging its global presence, TycoIS is able to reach out to its customers with Proximex’s Surveillint solution.”

Frost & Sullivan Award for Market Penetration Leadership Award is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in capturing the fastest measured rate of change of market share within its industry. This Award recognises how fast a company increases its penetration of a market, in terms of revenues or units as specified.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognise companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Proximex

Based in San Jose, Calif., Proximex is the global leader in event and information management for both physical and logical security markets. Transportation, defense and corporate customers applaud Proximex solutions for delivering the fastest set up and deployment, the highest in scalability, availability and failover capabilities, and the most robust integrations in the industry. Proximex solutions join and correlate information from disparate security systems into one centralized environment, thereby transforming massive amounts of data into useable, actionable information. Leveraging the company’s IT heritage, Proximex solutions integrate physical and logical security systems with network and health monitoring technologies to catch multi-pronged attacks and relay important business-level information. For more information, visit http://www.proximex.com.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

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July 26, 2012 at 3:21 pm

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Eagle Investment Systems Collaborates with MicroStrategy to Provide Enhanced Reporting Solutions

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Eagle Investment Systems Collaborates with MicroStrategy to Provide Enhanced Reporting Solutions
2012/07/25 21:15

Gives investment managers access to portfolio data and analytics via web, mobile devices and Microsoft Office(R) applications

BOSTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Eagle Investment Systems LLC, a leading provider of financial services technology and a subsidiary of BNY Mellon, today announced that it has entered into a strategic alliance with MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated, a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software. Eagle plans to integrate the MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform(TM) with Eagle’s innovative portfolio management solution.

Eagle clients will be able to access highly visual dashboards and portfolio data on the web, on mobile devices, or via Microsoft Office applications to perform portfolio analytics and in-depth risk and performance analyses. Business executives and portfolio managers will be able to use the MicroStrategy-based reporting solution to quickly navigate multiple complex datasets, create compelling data visuals using MicroStrategy Visual Insight, and interact with portfolio information on their mobile devices using MicroStrategy Mobile.

“Our data management solution has always been built on innovative software that consolidates, validates and delivers vital information to our clients in the formats they need,” said John Lehner, Eagle president and chief executive officer. “This alliance with MicroStrategy streamlines our ability to derive quality information from multiple sources and consistently deliver it as rich content to the web, iPads and smart phones, or to Microsoft Office applications.”

“MicroStrategy is proud to provide Eagle Investment Systems and the investment management community with an enterprise reporting platform that’s agile, easy to use, and gives fund managers the tools they need to interact with portfolio data on their smartphones and mobile devices,” said Sanju Bansal, MicroStrategy chief operating officer. “Leading financial organizations are deploying MicroStrategy’s integrated platform to give their large user communities fast and direct access to business analytics through the use of user-friendly dashboards, interactive reporting, and innovative mobile apps.”

About MicroStrategy Incorporated

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a leading provider of enterprise software platforms for business intelligence (BI), mobile intelligence, and social intelligence applications. MicroStrategy’s BI platform enables leading organizations worldwide to analyze the vast amounts of data stored across their enterprises to make better business decisions. Companies choose MicroStrategy BI for its ease-of-use, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. MicroStrategy’s mobile intelligence platform helps companies and organizations build, deploy, and maintain mobile apps across a range of solutions by embedding intelligence, transactions, and multimedia into apps. MicroStrategy’s social intelligence platform includes a number of applications that help enterprises harness the power of social networks for marketing and e-commerce, as well as a suite of free consumer friendly apps that use MicroStrategy’s enterprise technologies. The MicroStrategy Cloud offering combines MicroStrategy and third-party software, hardware, and services to enable rapid, cost-effective development of hosted BI, mobile, and social applications. To learn more about MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR), visit http://www.microstrategy.com and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/microstrategy) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/microstrategy).

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, MicroStrategy Cloud, and MicroStrategy Mobile are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Eagle Investment Systems

Eagle Investment Systems is committed to helping financial institutions worldwide grow assets efficiently with its innovative portfolio management suite of data management, investment accounting and performance measurement solutions that are delivered over its secure private cloud, Eagle ACCESS(SM)( http://www.eagleinvsys.com/services/secure-private-cloud.cfm). Since 1989, Eagle has deployed trusted solutions and services that create operational efficiencies and help reduce complexity and risk. Eagle Investment Systems LLC is a subsidiary of BNY Mellon. Additional information is available at http://www.eagleinvsys.com

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing offers clients worldwide a broad spectrum of specialized asset servicing capabilities, including custody and fund services, securities lending, performance and analytics, and execution services. BNY Mellon Asset Servicing provides services through BNY Mellon and other related companies.

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $27.1 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.3 trillion in assets under management, services $11.5 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.4 trillion per day. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on http://www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter@BNYMellon.

SOURCE﹛Eagle Investment Systems LLC

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July 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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Squire Sanders Korea Practice Leader Joon Yong Kim registered as foreign legal consultant by Korean Bar Association

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SEOUL, South Korea, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Squire Sanders has announced that partner and Korea practice leader, Joon Yong Kim, has been officially registered as a foreign legal consultant by the Korean Bar Association.
Mr. Kim’s registration follows approval from the Republic of Korea’s Ministry of Justice received on 9 July. As a foreign legal consultant, Mr. Kim is now permitted to practice in Korea and, on behalf of Squire Sanders, he has applied for a license to open an office in Seoul.

Joon Yong Kim was born and raised in Korea, and also spent time in Tokyo before completing his education in the United States. He began his legal career in 1982 with Graham & James, which had one of the leading legal practices in the Asia Pacific region and which later merged with Squire Sanders. In 2000, Mr. Kim moved to Sidley Austin’s Los Angeles office as a partner. He joined Squire Sanders in 2009, and has been working from the Tokyo and Los Angeles offices.

Mr. Kim has vast experience of both transactional and contentious work. Over the course of his career, he has advised on numerous cross-border M&A and other corporate transactions, including, most recently, a US$4 billion steel mill joint venture in Brazil for a Korean steel maker. On the contentious side, Mr. Kim has considerable experience of both international arbitration and litigation in the U.S., most notably representing Korea-based global electronics manufacturers in intellectual property disputes.

“This is a major step towards establishing an office in Seoul for Squire Sanders,” commented Mr. Kim. “Having advised Korean companies and multinationals with business interests in Korea for over 30 years, it has been my long-held ambition to launch an office in Korea.

“I am excited at the prospect of being able to work with existing and new clients from a local office. We will be able to offer Korean businesses the benefit of our global experience, delivered by a Seoul-based team that is accessible and has genuine local knowledge.”

With the launch in Seoul, Squire Sanders will have 38 offices in 19 countries, with more than 1,300 lawyers worldwide.

About Squire Sanders

Founded in 1890, Squire Sanders has one of the strongest integrated global platforms. With our longstanding “one-firm firm” philosophy, Squire Sanders provides seamless legal counsel worldwide. It has strong practices in markets where Korean businesses want to expand, particularly in China and the Asia Pacific region, South America, the US, Europe and the Middle East. Our presence in Asia dates back to the 1950s, making Squire Sanders one of the first global legal practices operating in the region.

SOURCE﹛Squire Sanders

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July 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm

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Suntech’s Australia Super Draw Winner Gets Free Electricity for Life

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SYDNEY, Australia, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world’s largest producer of solar panels, today announced the grand prize winner of its Suntech Super Draw in Australia, who will receive AUD20,000 for an eco-friendly retrofit of his home.

Dale C., the grand prize winner from Victoria, Australia, purchased a 4.5 kilowatt solar system that was installed by solar specialists Gippsland Solar. Dale said, “I’m so excited to have won the grand prize. I was already very happy with the performance of my Suntech solar panels. When I found out that I had won, that was just icing on the cake.” The solar system and eco-retrofit will almost completely eliminate Mr. Dale C.’s electricity bills.

The Suntech Super Draw campaign was launched on the heels of Suntech’s tenth anniversary to celebrate Suntech’s loyal customers and partners in Australia. Suntech customers submitted entries for the grand prize as well as two minor draws. Altogether, AUD28,000 was awarded to customers to offset the cost of their solar systems. In conjunction with the Super Draw, Suntech also launched a Solar Search competition offering prizes for the best pictures from customers or installers of their Suntech solar systems. A total of 401 entries were received from across Australia and the most unique pictures won prizes including iPads and digital cameras.

Holly Wu, Vice President of Marketing for the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa said, “Suntech has a long-standing connection with Australia and we launched this campaign to celebrate 10 years of Australian technology powering solar solutions across the world. It is fantastic to see so many photos of our customer’s installations demonstrating the success of solar in Australia. As electricity prices continue to rise, solar power is increasingly seen as a viable renewable energy solution.”

In September 2001, Suntech’s CEO Zhengrong Shi, an Australian citizen who received his Ph.D. at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), founded Suntech to make advanced solar technology available and affordable for people around the world. Ten years later, Suntech is the world’s largest producer of solar panels and continues to invest in advanced solar R&D in Australia, China and globally.

Suntech will host a celebration and exhibition on July 27th at its booth at the ATRAA conference in Sydney during Australia’s Clean Energy Week. Please visit Suntech at booth #42.

To learn more about Suntech’s Australian heritage and innovation excellence, please visit the Suntech Connect blog, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @Suntech_Connect for regular updates.

About Suntech

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) produces industry-leading solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland, and the United States, and gigawatt-scale manufacturing worldwide, Suntech has delivered more than 25,000,000 photovoltaic panels to thousands of customers in more than eighty countries. Suntech’s pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech’s mission is to provide everyone with reliable access to nature’s cleanest and most abundant energy source. For more information about our people and products visit: http://www.suntech-power.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates” and similar statements, and includes the actual prizes awarded, value of the eco-retrofit and ability of the system to generate power for life. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Suntech’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Suntech does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

Media Contacts

Ryan Ulrich

Communications Supervisor

Tel: +86-510-8531-8654

Email: ryan.ulrich@suntech-power.com

SOURCE Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

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July 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm

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Suntech’s Australia Super Draw Winner Gets Free Electricity for Life

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SYDNEY, Australia, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world’s largest producer of solar panels, today announced the grand prize winner of its Suntech Super Draw in Australia, who will receive AUD20,000 for an eco-friendly retrofit of his home.

Dale C., the grand prize winner from Victoria, Australia, purchased a 4.5 kilowatt solar system that was installed by solar specialists Gippsland Solar. Dale said, “I’m so excited to have won the grand prize. I was already very happy with the performance of my Suntech solar panels. When I found out that I had won, that was just icing on the cake.” The solar system and eco-retrofit will almost completely eliminate Mr. Dale C.’s electricity bills.

The Suntech Super Draw campaign was launched on the heels of Suntech’s tenth anniversary to celebrate Suntech’s loyal customers and partners in Australia. Suntech customers submitted entries for the grand prize as well as two minor draws. Altogether, AUD28,000 was awarded to customers to offset the cost of their solar systems. In conjunction with the Super Draw, Suntech also launched a Solar Search competition offering prizes for the best pictures from customers or installers of their Suntech solar systems. A total of 401 entries were received from across Australia and the most unique pictures won prizes including iPads and digital cameras.

Holly Wu, Vice President of Marketing for the Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa said, “Suntech has a long-standing connection with Australia and we launched this campaign to celebrate 10 years of Australian technology powering solar solutions across the world. It is fantastic to see so many photos of our customer’s installations demonstrating the success of solar in Australia. As electricity prices continue to rise, solar power is increasingly seen as a viable renewable energy solution.”

In September 2001, Suntech’s CEO Zhengrong Shi, an Australian citizen who received his Ph.D. at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), founded Suntech to make advanced solar technology available and affordable for people around the world. Ten years later, Suntech is the world’s largest producer of solar panels and continues to invest in advanced solar R&D in Australia, China and globally.

Suntech will host a celebration and exhibition on July 27th at its booth at the ATRAA conference in Sydney during Australia’s Clean Energy Week. Please visit Suntech at booth #42.

To learn more about Suntech’s Australian heritage and innovation excellence, please visit the Suntech Connect blog, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @Suntech_Connect for regular updates.

About Suntech

Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) produces industry-leading solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. With regional headquarters in China, Switzerland, and the United States, and gigawatt-scale manufacturing worldwide, Suntech has delivered more than 25,000,000 photovoltaic panels to thousands of customers in more than eighty countries. Suntech’s pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech’s mission is to provide everyone with reliable access to nature’s cleanest and most abundant energy source. For more information about our people and products visit: http://www.suntech-power.com

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates” and similar statements, and includes the actual prizes awarded, value of the eco-retrofit and ability of the system to generate power for life. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Suntech’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Suntech does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

Media Contacts

Ryan Ulrich

Communications Supervisor

Tel: +86-510-8531-8654

Email: ryan.ulrich@suntech-power.com

SOURCE Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

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July 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm

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Sacred Historic Buddhist Site Restored in China by Drukpas

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– World’s 20th Ashoka Stupa Found and Restored to its Former Glory

– His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa Installs World’s Largest Buddha Statue

NEW DELHI, India, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Drukpa Buddhists, led by the spiritual Head, His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa (HHGD) have completed the mammoth task of restoring the sacred historic Buddhist site at Nangchen, China. The restoration and beautification process had been on for the past 5 years under adverse climatic conditions. His Holiness oversaw this colossal work of restoration, done completely out of the efforts of the masters, disciples and sponsors of the Drukpa Lineage. The restored site was inaugurated by His Holiness the Gyalwang Drukpa.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120723/543830 )

Also known as Gomde or the “Abode of meditators”, Nangchen has produced generations of Dharma Kings, exemplary scholars and amazingly qualified monks, yogis and practitioners, mostly belonging to the Drukpa Buddhist Order.

HHGD established the Buddha Amitabha Statue at this historical site during this apolitical, purely cultural visit to Nangchen. The statue is world’s largest, and made entirely with a mixture of gold and bronze. The visit to China will help in connecting and bringing the two worlds of India and China closer. He was accompanied by a large delegation comprising Buddhist dignitaries and cultural champions from India and abroad, including Dr. BK Modi, Mr. Arjun Pandey and Michelle Yeoh.

The visit embodies the spirit of Live to Love: building bridges and working together to create a better world, while carrying the message of “World Peace, Harmony and Prosperity.”

The restored site also houses the Ashoka Stupa, one of the 84,000 built by Ashoka the Great more than 2000 years ago. The Ashoka Stupas have tremendous historical significance – the Indian Emblem is an adaptation of the lion capital derived from the Ashoka Stupa at Sarnath (India), and the ‘chakra’ in the Indian flag too has been derived from the Ashoka Stupa. Historically, the Stupas are symbolic of the expanse and influence of the empire of King Ashoka, who is credited with the propagation of Buddhism across Asia.

His Holiness also took this opportunity to visit the refugees of the earthquake that hit the region in April 2010, providing relief and encouragement

About Drukpa Buddhists

The Drukpa Buddhists follow the Mahayana Buddhist tradition in philosophy, i.e. the philosophy of “getting enlightened for the benefit of others”. “Druk” in Tibetan means “Dragon” and it also refers to the sound of thunder.

Please visit: http://www.drukpa.org

For further press information please contact: Shreeya Roy, Live to Love, communications@drukpa.com, Mob: +91-9350335761

SOURCE﹛Drukpa

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July 25, 2012 at 4:09 pm

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RS Components and Allied Electronics Now Accepting General Orders for Raspberry Pi

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RS Components and Allied Electronics Now Accepting General Orders for Raspberry Pi
2012/07/23 11:40

Raspberry Pi and accessories now available to order on the RS and Allied websites across the globe without volume restrictions

SINGAPORE, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — RS Components( http://uk.rs-online.com/web ) (RS) and Allied Electronics (Allied), the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, are now taking general orders for Raspberry Pi, the credit card sized computer board developed to boost the uptake of computer programming among young people and enthusiasts. Orders can be placed by visiting http://pi.rsdelivers.com.

(Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2011/05/04/20110504368830.jpg )

RS and Allied customers worldwide can now order multiple quantities of the Raspberry Pi Model B board, along with the associated accessories to enable users to get started, including SD cards pre-loaded with the Raspberry Pi operating system and unique cases for safer storage. All customers will be provided with a forecast future delivery date when placing their order.

Previously available only from the dedicated RS and Allied online Pi Store, businesses, engineering professionals and educational institutions can now route their Raspberry Pi order through the local RS and Allied websites. Those customers intending to buy the Raspberry Pi for personal use will use the Pi Store to make their purchase.

While existing orders for Raspberry Pi will continue to be fulfilled through the next few months, the ramp-up of production has enabled RS and Allied to lift the restrictions on the number of units per customer. Orders can now be placed for unlimited quantities of Raspberry Pi and the associated accessories without the requirement to register or to receive an invitation to order. These orders will start reaching customers by the end of September.

“There have been extraordinary levels of demand for Raspberry Pi since its launch earlier this year, so we have no doubt that customers worldwide will welcome the volume availability of the boards,” said Glenn Jarrett, Global Head of Product Marketing, RS. “Many interesting Raspberry Pi projects have already sprouted in the few months since we started shipping the product, and the release of unlimited quantities will open up opportunities to prospective programmers on a mass scale.”

The Raspberry Pi boards from RS and Allied are priced at GBP21.60, plus tax, shipping charges and import duty as applicable.

The Raspberry Pi board was created by the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a charity based in Cambridge, UK, and was conceived to encourage and enable children to learn and apply computer programming.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the websites at http://www.rs-components.com and http://www.alliedelec.com.

Further information is available via these links:

RS Components on Linkedin
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Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
http://www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
http://www.rs-components.com

Editorial Contact:

RS Components
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Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Tel: +65-6391-5745
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com

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SOURCE﹛RS Components

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July 25, 2012 at 3:53 pm

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Perfect World Unveils New 3D MMORPG “Legend of the Condor Heroes” in its Pipeline

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BEIJING, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) (“Perfect World” or the “Company”), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, today unveiled its new 3D MMORPG, “Legend of the Condor Heroes” in its pipeline.

Adapted from Louis Cha’s acclaimed novel of the same name, “Legend of the Condor Heroes” is a game Perfect World is developing to cater to the tastes of global players. The game will recreate the magic of the martial arts world for international players while adhering to the novel’s original storyline.

“Legend of the Condor Heroes” will run on the new “ARK” game engine, and introduce innovations in graphics, action, and gameplay designs. Perfect World’s extensive experience and technological expertise in developing 3D online games will provide players with a riveting and enjoyable gaming experience. Additionally, the open-style gameplay will immerse players in an exciting and free gaming world.

Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World, commented, “We look forward to bringing our new martial arts MMORPG, ‘Legend of the Condor Heroes,’ to gaming communities around the world. As a masterpiece of Louis Cha and representative work of Chinese martial arts culture, the ‘Legend of the Condor Heroes’ novel has far-reaching influence and popularity among the global Chinese community. Adapting this literary classic into an online game, we look forward to presenting players with a martial arts classic in a new entertainment form. In the production of ‘Legend of the Condor Heroes,’ we will uphold our company’s commitment to excellence, leveraging Perfect World’s expertise in technology and online game development to create an international title that will bring the fun and charm of Chinese culture to gamers around the world.”

SOURCE Perfect World Co., Ltd.

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July 25, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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New Venue for Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific

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Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore to host 2nd Annual Tradeshow and Conference

NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — UBM Live’s Cruise Shipping portfolio announced today that they will be evolving their Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific conference and tradeshow by moving to the Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (MBCCS). Taking place from September 17-18, 2012 this event will bring together the global cruise industry in the rapidly growing Asian marketplace.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120723/NY44588 )

Moving into the world’s newest cruise terminal will give many in the cruise industry a first-look opportunity at the ultra modern terminal. Having just welcomed its first ship, RCCL’s Voyager of the Seas in May, the MBCCS is primed to host the largest ships currently being developed. The Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific event themes of expansion, new technology, and innovation are heavily underscored by hosting Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific at the MBCCS.

“The opportunity to have Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific in one of the world’s newest and largest terminals is thrilling. The cruise market is dynamic and agile, and we know that our audience is constantly evolving and developing their offerings. Having a unique perspective of one of Asia’s largest cruise terminals while also discussing modern key pressure points and opportunities for the industry is certainly going to produce a ground-breaking event. Already, the buzz surrounding the show is tremendously enthusiastic. We are looking forward to welcoming the world cruise market to Asia this autumn,” said Daniel Read, Portfolio Director of Cruise Shipping.

Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific 2012 will be a two day event, including a tradeshow and conference program focusing on the Asian cruise market. The exhibition will feature destinations, itinerary planning, shore excursion services, port and terminal development as well as ship operations, ship services and hotel operations. Social programs, travel agent training, and business matching opportunities will also be conducted at the event.

“We are very pleased to have the Cruise Shipping Asia Pacific 2012 at our terminal, MBCCS this year. I am sure delegates, exhibitors and visitors will find our venue a conducive place to network and share knowledge and information. The collaboration between UBM and MBCCS demonstrates how stakeholders can find synergies and work together to grow Asia’s cruise industry while positioning Singapore as the region’s leading cruise destination,” said Mr. Melvin Vu, CEO of SATS-Creuers Cruise Services, terminal operator for the MBCCS.

To learn more about Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific visit the website http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia-conference( http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia-conference?s_cid=csap_072312_pr_prvenuechange ).

To register for Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, please visit http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia-register-now( http://www.cruiseshippingevents.com/asia-register-now?s_cid=csap_072312_pr_prvenuechange ).

For exhibiting information contact: sales@cruiseshippingmiami.com( mailto:sales@cruiseshippingmiami.com )

Media Contact:

Allison Dowd
Cruise Shipping Portfolio
Brand Marketing Manager
+1 (609) 759-4702
allison.dowd@ubm.com

Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific is supported by Asia Cruise Association (ACA) and Florida 每Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA), and has the exclusive support of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), the global organization for the cruise industry, and the International Cruise Council Australia (ICCA).

About Cruise Shipping

The Cruise Shipping Portfolio organized by UBM Live includes Cruise Shipping Miami, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific, Seatrade Med and an array of digital products including webinars and Cruise Shipping Virtual online tradeshows. Since 1985 Cruise Shipping Miami has been the world’s premier annual event for the global cruise industry, featuring a three-day exhibition and four-day conference that draw more than 11,000 attendees and over 900 exhibiting companies from 120 countries. Focused on the emerging Asia-Pacific region, Cruise Shipping Asia-Pacific’s tradeshow, conference and social program are the gateway to tomorrow’s marketplace. Seatrade Med’s exhibition, conference, travel agent training and social events constitute the Mediterranean region’s largest cruise gathering. Using cutting-edge technology, Cruise Shipping Virtual’s online events include educational and networking virtual tradeshows and webinars accessible via computer.

About UBM Live

UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show and many others, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.

About UBM Asia

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia operates in 18 market sectors with headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia, including UBM China in Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou and Beijing. We have over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. As Asia’s leading exhibition organizer and the biggest commercial organizer in the two fastest growing markets in Asia: China and India, we stage the leading events of their kind across Asia. Our 150 events, 24 publications and 18 vertical portals serve a 1,000,000 plus quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world with high value face-to-face business-matching events, quality and instant news on market and industry trends and round-the-clock online trading networks and sourcing platforms. We have 1,000 staff in 21 major cities across Asia, stretching from Japan to Turkey.

About Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore

The new Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore (MBCCS) is located near Singapore’s lifestyle and financial hub at Marina South. The purpose-built 28,000-square-meter terminal, which is operated by SATS-Creuers Cruise Services (SCCS), has effectively doubled Singapore’s berth capacity. With deep waters, a large turning basin and no height restrictions, the terminal has the capability to dock ships of up to 220,000 gross register tonnage (GRT) and measuring up to 360m in length with a hull draft of up to 11.5m.

A spacious arrival and departure hall comprising 80 check-in counters and up to 40 immigration counters, as well as a large ground transportation area, will allow the handling of up to 6,800 passengers at any one time. A suite of services across the cruise value chain from bunkering to logistics provisioning and ground handling, will be provided, together with facilities such as car park lots, coach bays, GST refund counters, VIP lounges, waiting areas, offices and taxi stands.

Set against the city skyline, the terminal overlooks other attractions such as the Singapore Flyer, Marina Bay Sands and Gardens by the Bay. The MBCCS has approximately 11,500 square metres that can be used as an event space on non-cruise days. The terminal offers flexibility on how the spaces may be used and is ideal for a wide range of events from meetings and exhibitions to cocktail receptions and product launches.

For more information on the cruise terminal, please visit http://www.mbccs.com.sg

SOURCE﹛Cruise Shipping

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July 25, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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Top Engineering of Korea Appoints CPA Global to Manage Patent and Trademark Renewals

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Leading electronics company looks to generate greater value from expansive international IP portfolio

HONG KONG, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Leading Korean electronics company Top Engineering Co., Ltd has appointed CPA Global, the world*s top intellectual property (IP) management specialist, to manage renewals of its entire patent and trademark portfolio. In addition, Top Engineering is working with CPA Global to help identify new IP assets for acquisition as well as opportunities to generate greater value from some of the company*s existing IP Rights.

With factories in Gumi, Gimcheon and Paju in South Korea, Top Engineering is a major supplier of components to the semiconductor and flat panel display industries, and is a leader in a number of other technology sectors, including LED and OLED lighting. Founded in 1993, the company has over 1,400 patents and trademarks.

Under the agreement, CPA Global will be responsible for Top Engineering*s existing patents and trademarks as well as those currently under application, both in South Korea and overseas. Top Engineering will also use leading edge patent search engine CPA Global Discover (SM) to help refine its patent research, preparation and application processes; while, at the same time, seeking opportunities via CPA Global*s worldwide network to acquire IP Rights and monetise non-core IP assets through sale or licensing.

Commenting on the agreement, Mr Kyu Yong Bang, General Manager of the Patent team at Top Engineering, said: ※We are working with CPA Global to help ensure that we rigorously protect our core IP assets as well as develop a product innovation strategy that will enable us to remain one step ahead of the competition. To achieve this goal, we need to ensure that our IP management strategy is closely aligned with our overall business objectives, and that we constantly analyse the competitive landscape to monitor the development of key technologies and the activity of our competitors.

※CPA Global*s worldwide experience, expertise and industry knowledge will be invaluable in helping us identify opportunities to safeguard and leverage our existing IP portfolio, while building a platform for future product development.§

Steve Kim, CPA Global*s Director for Korea, said: ※We are delighted to be supporting Top Engineering in the delivery of their global IP strategy. They are a highly innovative company, who continue to expand their product offering through the development of new technology. In addition to their own R&D initiatives, Top Engineering are also growing through acquisition.

※By appointing CPA Global to handle their renewals and by outsourcing to us the more time-consuming IP administrative tasks associated with their acquisition activities – including recordals, data verification and title updates across multiple international jurisdictions – Top Engineering are able to free up their in-house IP team to focus on more strategic work, while ensuring that the company does not lose any legal rights to the patents and other IP assets they have acquired.§

About Top Engineering

Established in 1993, Top Engineering Co., Ltd is one of the world*s leading providers of components and equipment used in the manufacture of semiconductor, storehouse module, and flat panel display products. The company*s products include liquid crystal dispensers, seal dispensers, in-line systems, batch line systems, and panel cleaners. Top Engineering also provides central chemical supply systems, wet system and soaping machines, die bonding equipment, and chip sorters. In addition, the company offers an organic light-emitting diode production line. Top Engineering is headquartered in Gumi, South Korea.

About CPA Global

CPA Global is the world’s top intellectual property (IP) management and IP software specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing (LSO). With offices across Europe, the United States, and Asia Pacific, CPA Global supports many of the world*s best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services, helping them to manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and their IP assets.

CPA Global assists its clients in managing their IP portfolios, including patents, designs and trademarks, ensuring that IP Rights are protected, maintained and regularly reviewed in order to maximise value. Services include patent and trademark renewals; patent search; trademark watching; portfolio valuation and optimization; as well as IP management software. CPA Global is also a leading player in the emerging legal services outsourcing (LSO) sector, providing high quality and cost-efficient legal support services such as
document review( http://www.cpaglobal.com/legal_process_outsourcing/document_review ), transaction support, contract solutions, and legal research through delivery centres in the UK, US and India.

CPA Global was founded in 1969 in Jersey, Channel Islands, originally to manage patent renewals on behalf of numerous firms of patent attorneys. Today, the Company employs 1,500 people, serving clients’ broader IP management and legal support services needs in over 100 countries. For more information, please visit: http://www.cpaglobal.com

For further information visit: http://www.cpaglobal.com or contact:

Hong Kong:
Amy Sun
+852 3973-6527
asun@cpaglobal.com

United Kingdom:

Steve Clark
+44 (0)20 7549 5504
sclark@cpaglobal.com

Victoria Knowles
+44 (0)20 7549 4585
vknowles@cpaglobal.com

SOURCE﹛CPA Global

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July 25, 2012 at 2:25 pm

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