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Infosys to Acquire Lodestone, a Leading Management Consultancy Firm

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ZURICH and BANGALORE, India /PRNewswire/ —
Strengthens Infosys management consulting capabilities globally
Expands presence in continental Europe adding more than 750 experienced consultants and 200 clients
Deepens expertise across Manufacturing, Automotive and Life Sciences industries
Infosys Consulting practice focusing on SAP programs to become a $1 Billion powerhouse
Infosys, a global leader in consulting and technology, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Lodestone Holding AG, a leading global management consultancy firm for an aggregate enterprise value of CHF 330 Million in cash. Headquartered in Zurich, Lodestone advises international companies on strategy and process optimization, and provides business transformation solutions enabled by SAP. The combination of the breadth of capabilities delivered by Infosys and Lodestone’s deep experience of driving transformational change, is expected to provide clients across the two companies, a world-class team to accelerate transformation and innovation led growth.
Upon completion, the acquisition of Lodestone will strengthen Infosys Consulting and Systems Integration (C&SI) capabilities, by bringing more than 850 employees, including 750 experienced SAP consultants to the company. Lodestone will add more than 200 clients across industries including Manufacturing, Automotive and Life Sciences, to the Infosys pool of over 700 clients. Post-acquisition, the combined Consulting practice focusing on SAP programs will deliver revenues of more than $1 Billion, firmly establishing Infosys amongst the global leaders in SAP consulting.
Infosys Consulting & Systems Integration business, today, has more than 30,000 consultants across 10 industry verticals and accounts for 31% of the company’s revenue. The Lodestone acquisition will significantly enhance its global presence, particularly in continental Europe and emerging markets like Latin America and Asia Pacific. Further, Lodestone’s clients will get ready access to the scale and global reach of Infosys, in addition to a broad spectrum of capabilities across consulting, systems integration and outsourcing.
Commenting on the transaction Mr. S. D. Shibulal, CEO & Managing Director, Infosys said, “A key plank of our Infosys 3.0 strategy is to expand our Consulting & Systems Integration business. This acquisition fits perfectly into that strategy. Lodestone and Infosys share a culture of unwavering focus on nurturing and maintaining client trust. I look forward to welcoming Ronald, his experienced leadership team and Lodestone’s team of top-notch consultants to Infosys.”
Mr. Ronald Hafner, Chairman and CEO, Lodestone added, “Our clients entrust us with their most important business and technology transformation initiatives. We are eager to leverage the widely acknowledged global reach of Infosys and its leadership in the consulting and technology arena to deliver greater value to our clients. This will enhance the momentum that Lodestone is already witnessing in the marketplace. A common passion for delivering client value will strengthen this partnership even further.”
The transaction is currently expected to close by the end of October 2012, subject to customary closing conditions.
Linklaters LLP is acting as legal advisor to Infosys. UBS AG is acting as financial advisor and Baker & McKenzie is acting as legal advisor to Lodestone.
About Infosys
Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth. That’s why Forbes ranked Infosys 19 among the top 100 most innovative companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology and outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries realize their goals. Visit http://www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NASDAQ: INFY), with its 150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow’s Enterprise® today.
About Lodestone
Lodestone Holding AG, headquartered in Zurich, is a global consulting firm advising international companies on strategy and process optimization as well as IT transformation. With a value-integration approach, Lodestone pursues a value-adding combination of management and IT consulting. Founded in 2005, the firm has grown to more than 850 employees (thereof around 750 consultants) in 17 countries on five continents. Lodestone’s advisory services are primarily geared to the life science, chemical and financial services industries as well as the investment, automotive and consumer goods sectors.
For further information, please visit http://www.lodestonemc.com
Legal Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which statements include those regarding the expected closing date of the proposed acquisition, Infosys’ expectations regarding the business, products and prospects of the combined company, and Infosys’ expectations regarding the impact of the proposed acquisition. The statements contained in this press release that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include, without limitation, statements regarding our expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “expects,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “predicts,” “potential,” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are based on the current expectations or beliefs of management of Infosys and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances that, if they were to never materialize or prove incorrect, could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected, expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or outcomes to be materially different from those anticipated in this press release include, among others, the inability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals for the proposed acquisition or to obtain them on acceptable terms; the risk that the Agreement is terminated; the inability of Infosys or Lodestone to satisfy the conditions to the closing of the proposed acquisition; the inability of Infosys to successfully integrate Lodestone and its services, employees and customers; and any disruptions in the market for the products and services of Infosys and Lodestone. Additional risks that could affect these forward-looking statements are more fully described in Infosys’ filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012, and its subsequent filings on Form 6-K. These filings are available at http://www.sec.gov. Infosys does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements.
Details of Press Conference
Infosys will host a press conference on September 10, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. IST at the Infosys Headquarters, Electronics City, Bangalore.
Source: Infosys Ltd

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CBME and UBM Asia Launches “Unlocking the Doors to China Market”, a FREE Business Seminar, in Cologne, Germany

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Top industry experts to share insights and case studies on developing business in China

COLOGNE, Germany, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — To help European suppliers expand their business in China, the Children, Baby and Maternity Industry Expo (CBME) and UBM Asia will host “Unlock the Doors to China’s Children, Baby & Maternity Products Market”, a free business seminar in Cologne, Germany.

Scheduled on 15th September from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon at the Dorint an der Messe Koeln Deutz-Muehlheimer Str. 22-24, 50679 Cologne, the seminar aims to help European suppliers and brands gain a better understating of China’s children, baby and maternity products market.

“With 15 to 20 million babies born each year, the children, baby and maternity products market in China is booming. In 2011, China’s overall children, baby and maternity FMCG category sales increased by 31%, and this double-digit growth is expected to continue for the next few years. China’s market opportunity is great for manufacturers, suppliers and vendors,” says Athena Gong, General Manager of CBME.

“It is important for companies entering this market to understand that China is a huge country. Consumer purchasing behavior is affected by various factors like geographical and socio-economic differences. Our panel of speakers have entered this market, and have succeeded in building their brands and growing their business in the region. With this free business seminar, we can help European vendors enter the China market and help boost the children, baby and maternity products industry as well.”

Expert speakers to analyze China’s children, baby and maternity products industry

The Seminar covers a series of topics, including the children, baby and maternity products market overview, distribution channels and supply chain and the policies and laws in doing business in China. One highlight of the seminar is a panel discussion on best practices on entering and succeeding in this vast market.

Expert speakers in the Seminar include:

Wolfram Diener, Senior Vice President, UBM Asia
Yu Qing Shen, Children, Baby Maternity Expo Industry Consortium Chairman, CBME Founder
Margaret Ma-Connolly, Managing Director, UBM China
Zheng Huan Song, Founder & President, Good Baby International Group
Ernest Wang, General Manager, Greater China, Shanghai Kiddy Children Products Co., Ltd.
Li Hong Xu, President & “Baby First” Brand Founder, Max-inf (Ningbo) Baby Products Co., Ltd.
“Unlock the Doors to China’s Children, Baby & Maternity Products Market” is a FREE business seminar. To reserve your seat, register at http://www.cbmexpo.com/en/GSEM .

About Children Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME) http://www.cbmexpo.com/en

Held annually in Shanghai, the Children, Baby Maternity Industry Expo (CBME) is the largest sourcing event for baby, children and maternity products in the world. This is the perfect business platform for buyers, manufacturers, distributors and suppliers in the industry to meet and develop business in one venue.

CBME 2013 will be held on July 17-19, 2013 in Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The event is expected to host 2,100 brands, 1,400 exhibitors in 138,000 square meters’ exhibition space. For more information, please contact cbmexpo@cbmexpo.com.

About UBM Asia http://www.ubmasia.com
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 UBM plc http://www.ubm.com
UBM plc is a leading global company. We inform markets and bring the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.

For press enquiries, please contact:
Fanny Kwok, Marketing Manager, CBME
Tel: +86 20 86266517
Email: fanny.kwok@ubm.com

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September 11, 2012 at 3:56 pm

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Goodman Completes US$1 Billion Japan Development Partnership and Expands Core Fund Investor Base

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TOKYO /PRNewswire/ — Goodman Japan today announced that it has successfully completed a number of initiatives to strengthen its position in Japan, including the establishment of a new US$1 billion development partnership and new equity commitments for the Goodman Japan Core Fund.

Artist’s impression of Goodman Ichikawa

GJCF portfolio properties in Osaka and Fukuoka
Key announcements:
Goodman Japan has established the Goodman Japan Development Partnership (“GJDP”), which is a 50/50 venture between Goodman and the Abu Dhabi Investment Council. A combined US$500 million of equity has been allocated to GJDP, with the leverage capability of the Partnership allowing for an initial investment target in excess of US$1 billion.
GJDP has executed an agreement to acquire a super prime 30,000 sqm development site in Ichikawa, Tokyo Bay on which a 60,000 sqm modern logistics facility will be constructed.
Successful closing of the stage 1 equity raising for Goodman Japan Core Fund (“GJCF”) with three global institutional investors, increasing GJCF’s external equity commitments to over US$100 million.
Increasing the occupancy of GJCF’s portfolio to 99% with the signing of two new leases with existing customers over properties in the portfolio. This reflects the high levels of customer demand in Japan for properties managed by Goodman Japan and further improves the high cash yield enjoyed by investors in GJCF.
Goodman Japan Development Partnership
GJDP will target logistics development opportunities in key Japanese markets with an initial focus on Tokyo and Osaka. GJDP will capitalise on the proven land sourcing expertise of the Goodman Japan team, strong local and global customer relationships and high levels of customer demand for modern logistics space.
The Ichikawa land acquisition, together with the previously announced land acquisitions in Osaka Bay and Tokyo Bay, means that GJDP launches with an initial investment in three super prime development projects with a planned total GLA of 250,000 sqm and an estimated end value in excess of JPY55.5 billion (US$700 million).
Greg Goodman, CEO of Goodman Group said, “Today’s announcement further demonstrates our successful capital partnering approach with major global investor groups and underscores our strategy of matching third party capital with our growing development pipeline. GJDP provides us with significant capacity to accelerate our expansion plans in Japan in a prudent and measured manner. It is also pleasing to see our team in Japan leverage their strong, local relationships over the last 10 months to acquire these three super prime development sites for GJDP. All three projects are in key port locations, where demand exceeds supply, and have been acquired in transactions negotiated off-market.”
US$700 million development book in Japan
The acquisition of Goodman Ichikawa follows the acquisition of Goodman Kawasaki in March of this year and Goodman Sakai late last year.
Key details of Goodman Ichikawa:
Ichikawa is widely considered one of the best locations in Japan by logistics operators;
Strategically located a short distance to the Tokyo CBD with easy access to Haneda Airport, Tokyo Seaport and Chiba Seaport;
Site located in easy walking distance to Futamata-Shinmachi train station with plans to construct a 60,000 sqm modern, multi-tenant logistics and distribution centre with ramped access to all floors; and
Estimated completion value in excess of JPY17 billion (US$215 million).
Paul McGarry, CEO of Goodman Japan said, “We have a focused strategy in Japan. We are focused on the very best locations where structural changes are leading to increased customer demand and supply remains constrained. The three new development projects enable us to deliver solutions tailored to meet the needs of our customers who are under continual cost pressures due to the structural changes occurring in the Japanese manufacturing, retailing and logistics sectors. The new developments will enable our customers to realise operating efficiencies and improved margins.”
Goodman Japan Core Fund
Key points:
GJCF is a high quality, modern portfolio of nine completed logistics facilities and one parcel of development land located in prime logistics locations in and around Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka;
The portfolio has an average age of 5.0 years and average weighted lease expiry of 4.3 years;
Customers in the portfolio include a number of leading Japanese and international third party logistics providers;
Portfolio valuation in excess of JPY49 billion (US$620 million) conservatively leveraged at 50% with a 5 year debt facility that was extended in February 2012 on attractive terms;
GJCF’s investment strategy is to invest in Japanese logistics assets to deliver stable income driven returns with potential for income growth and capital appreciation;
GJCF also provides investors with an enhanced return with a moderate exposure (less than or equal to 10% of GAV) to de-risked development opportunities;
Additionally, GJCF benefits from a first right of refusal over any on market investment acquisitions and developments completed by Goodman Japan or the newly established GJDP; and
Currently a number of additional global institutional investors are undertaking due diligence with closings for stage 2 of the equity raising for GJCF to be undertaken later in the year.
Paul McGarry, CEO of Goodman Japan said, “Structural changes in the Japanese logistics market are driving demand for modern logistics space with supply in key locations remaining constrained. GJCF is well placed to take advantage of these factors and provide institutional investors with a stable, income driven investment return. Global investors are attracted by these characteristics and have chosen to partner with Goodman in Japan due to our high quality portfolio, strong track record and the partnership approach we take to fund governance, with high levels of investor and manager alignment. We are very pleased to welcome these new investors into GJCF.”
About Goodman Group (ASX: GMG)
For more information please visit http://www.goodman.com/
For further information, please contact:
Mathew Werner
Group Corporate Communications Manager
Tel +61-2-9230-7159
Mari Tokaji
Central Executive, Goodman Japan
Tel +81-3-6910-3341
Source: Goodman Group 

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September 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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Inamori Foundation commits additional $1 million for ethics initiatives at Case Western Reserve

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University celebrates environmental activist David Suzuki as fifth recipient of the Inamori Ethics Prize
CLEVELAND /PRNewswire/ — Case Western Reserve President Barbara R. Snyder today announced that the Inamori Foundation has committed an additional US$1 million to advance the work of the university’s Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence. The news came as the university honored academic and environmental activist David Suzuki as the fifth recipient of the annual Inamori Ethics Prize.
“David Suzuki, throughout your career you have consistently emphasized the importance of ethical leadership in the areas of environmentalism, sustainability, science education, and climate justice,” Provost W.A. “Bud” Baeslack III said during ceremonies at Severance Hall.
A native of Canada who earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in the United States, Suzuki spent more than 40 years as a professor of genetics at the University of British Columbia. He also turned his abiding love for science and the environment into a decades’ long career hosting the television series, The Nature of Things. In 1990 he founded the David Suzuki Foundation to help suggest ways that individuals and organizations could take steps to help the Earth.
As part of the ceremonies, Snyder also recognized foundation President Kazuo Inamori for his passion for promoting ethical and humane leadership around the world. The founder of Kyocera and, later the telecommunications giant DDI, Inamori also is an ordained Buddhist priest and volunteers as president of a private management school known as Seiwajyuku. In 1984 he founded the Inamori Foundation with his own personal financial commitment. Seven years ago the foundation awarded US$10 million to Case Western Reserve to foster ethical leadership.
“This award honors individuals whose history of philanthropic service has made a profound, positive and lasting impact locally, nationally, and internationally,” Snyder said. “Dr. Inamori’s influence not only pervades our campus, but the world.”
The additional US$1 million commitment will allow the center to expand its programs, among other activities. As part of this year’s celebration, the center announced publication of a new annual academic publication, The International Journal of Ethical Leadership. With the assistance of a translator, Dr. Inamori conveyed his appreciation Thursday evening.
“My wish,” he said, “is that this university continue to be a world leader in the field of ethics.”
Source: Case Western Reserve University

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September 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm

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FMC China 2012 See You in September

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Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China 2012 (FMC China 2012)
FMC Premium 2012
Sept.11-14, 2012
Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC)
Woodworking Machinery, Furniture Raw Materials
Organizer: China National Furniture Association
Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd
SHANGHAI /PRNewswire/ — “Furniture Manufacturing & Supply China 2012 (FMC China 2012)” will be held for 4 days at the Shanghai Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC) from September 11-14, 2012. Held concurrently with “FMC Premium 2012”, the show is closely connected to ‘Furniture China 2012’, one of the biggest furniture shows in the world, held in the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC) with the goal of creating a one-stop platform for furniture design, manufacturing and purchasing.

FMC China 2011 Venue

Homag

FMC China 2012,September 11-14,Shanghai, China
The total area of FMC China 2012 is 71,000 sqm. 750 exhibitors from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden and the US will participate in FMC China 2012 which is also expected to draw 35,000 trade buyers.
FMC China 2012 will be held in 4 different Halls at SWEECC this year.
Hall 1: Woodworking Machinery & Tools, covers about 25,000 square meters, and includes over 200 exhibitors, such as Homag, Shanghai Chaolun, etc.
Hall 2: FMC Premium Area, a show for high-end suppliers of Furniture Components and Raw Materials which contains all products necessary (except woodworking machines) for the highest level furniture production lines. Jiangsu Yuhui, Legget & Platt, and Frenchtimber will be exhibiting. Office Furniture Supplies & Gas Spring Area/ Furniture Coatings & Chemicals include over 70 exhibitors such as Hangzhou Zhongtai and Zhejiang Zhongyi.
Hall 3: Furniture Raw Materials & Components, will be divided into six main parts including Furniture Hardware & Fittings, Furniture Panels & Surface Deco, Furniture Inspection, Design & Services, Furniture Fabric & Leather, Upholstery Furniture Components & Supplies, and Cabinet & Wardrobe Fittings/Furniture Lightings. It will include many famous enterprises such as Beijing Shiquanxin, Nanpao Resin, Xiaoshan Meixin, Tongxiang Aumerry, Hettich, Foshan Everything Aluminium, Robby, Lusterful, Xiongyi, Changzhou Weixing, Hangzhou Nanbo, Hangzhou Wintex, etc.
Hall 4: Design of Designers, which is for the Chinese furniture/home decoration/accessory industry and designers/design firms to communicate and trade. Attendees in Hall 4 could come in contact with many products/ideas designed by famous and talented young designers from all over China and overseas.
On-site Professional Events
The organizer has arranged more than 20 professional onsite events. Events include the First World Health Sleep Industry Conference, Ideas of Coordinated Innovation — Forum on Furniture and Material Design Trends Shanghai Timber Association & Coniferous Timber Committee Unveiling Ceremony & Conference, Shanghai Timber Association Conference — the Imported and Exported Timber Forum, Joint Meeting of Furniture Industry Chain in China, B2B E-commerce Training Program, and New Product Collections.
2012 First World Health Sleep Industry Conference
Co-organized by the China National Furniture Association and Xilinmen Furniture, the World Healthy Sleep Industry Conference will take place on September 12 at SWEECC. The conference theme will be “Healthy Sleep vs. Bedding Industry”.
The conference has invited Mr. Mauro Spinelli, senior expert at CSIL, Mr. Joe Carroll, an international marketing expert from the United States, Metzeler, Europe’s leading German mattress brand, and Mr. Guangliang Wang, general secretary of the Sleep Council in the Chinese Medical Doctor Association to speak. The conference will attract more than 300 delegates from the healthy sleep industry at home and abroad.
Six Overseas Purchasing Groups with Professional Associations and Delegations
Purchasing groups from Vietnam, India, Mexico, Turkey, Russia and Indonesia bring 30 – 40 furniture manufacturers and local woodworking dealers respectively to FMC China 2012 from September 11-14 to visit the related enterprises and factories. Taiwan Woodworking Machinery Association (TWMA), Asia International Furniture Materials Trading Center (AIFM) and Haining Home Textile Association will show their latest product technology onsite.
Please visit our official website for detailed information: http://www.fmcchina.com.cn/.
Source: Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co. Ltd

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Corvil Launches Trading Technology Risk Management Solution

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Clients leverage CorvilNet Solution to strengthen Risk Management Function

NEW YORK, LONDON, TOKYO and SINGAPORE, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Corvil, a provider of monitoring and risk mitigation solutions for electronic trading firms today announced a new solution to help firms manage technology risk in their trading infrastructure. The CorvilNet Solution strengthens this kind of operational risk management by providing additional, independent barriers and check-points against technology-related hazards.

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Trading technology involves highly automated decision making, complex inter-connectedness and very high data rates. CorvilNet has traditionally been deployed to help companies manage performance and improve reliability in the trading infrastructure. Now, trading firms and exchanges have started looking at leveraging Corvil technology as an independent and parallel monitoring system to validate that trading behavior is within expected tolerances. Where trading behavior becomes anomalous or unexpected, limits breached, or any of a wide variety of metrics triggered, emergency processes can be alerted. This will happen without relying on the self-reporting of problems from the same erroneously-behaving decision-making components.

The Corvil solution for Technology Risk Management can augment existing measures already in place in trading organizations with no loss of speed; providing a more complete system overview and potential to reconcile behavior across complex inter-connected systems. The more layers of protection an organization implements, the lower the risk of errors or mistakes leading to material or reputation losses. Crucially it is well recognized that the greater level of independence between the various layers of protection, the greater total protection provided.

“Trade technology and operational risk must be managed to avoid financial and reputational damage,” said Corvil CEO, Donal Byrne. “Our customers need a complete overview and must understand what is happening throughout their trading infrastructure. Corvil now offer comprehensive trade monitoring, business level visibility tools and a consulting service to work hand-in-hand with each customer. This delivers the complete and comprehensive overview required in today’s trading environment.”

For more information, please see the Corvil White Paper “Strengthening Barriers against Trading Technology Risk”. This White Paper is available from http://www.corvil.com.

Corvil

Corvil is a provider of Latency Management systems for global financial markets. The company was founded in 2000 and operates from New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo and Dublin. Customers use Corvil for precision monitoring, troubleshooting and reporting of performance for their trading applications and networks. In addition, Corvil’s products are used to demonstrate latency compliance and transparency of services such as co-location, direct feeds and Direct Market Access (DMA) offered to trading clients. For more information on Corvil, please visit http://www.corvil.com.

PRESS CONTACT

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T: +353-1-859-1040

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September 11, 2012 at 11:43 am

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Supermicro(R) Introduces Line of Next Generation Embedded Building Block Solutions(R) Optimized for Wide Variety of Embedded Applications

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Latest Solutions Offer Higher Performance, Lower Power, Greater I/O Expansion and Next Generation Processor Support
SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, showcases its new embedded solutions this week at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) 2012 in San Francisco, CA. New compact, feature-rich UP (uni-processor) motherboards and server appliances will be unveiled with demos featuring Wind River Hypervisor Virtualization and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials.
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Supermicro’s compact UP motherboards are the foundation of their embedded building block solutions. Server-grade designs provide maximum reliability with 7 year life time availability and support and the latest embedded motherboards support the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ processors maximizing performance, density and memory throughput while lowering power consumption. Supermicro’s embedded motherboard exhibits at IDF include:
(New) C7B75 (LGA 1155, B75 Express Chipset) in uATX format offering multiple display port options. Ideally suited for IPC, kiosk and SMB desktop applications.
(New) C7H61/-L (LGA 1155, H61 Express Chipset) in ATX form factor offering multiple PCI-E and PCI 32 slot options, HDMI output and multi display capabilities. Designed for DVR, IPC and SMB desktop applications.
X9SCV-Q/X9SCV-QV4 (G2 rPGA988B, QM67 Chipset) in mini-ITX form factor offer Dual HDMI, VGA and LVDS header and supports AMT 7.0. Designed for Digital Signage, IPC and Kiosk.
X9SPV-F/X9SPV-LN4F (FCBGA1023, QM77 Chipset) also in mini-ITX form it is the first of its kind to offer ECC support, Quad GbE LAN. Designed for SMB Storage, Gateway and Firewall Server.
Supermicro’s 1U 5017P-TLN4F/5017P-TF in a short-depth 9.8″ SC504-203B chassis features 1x 3.5″ or 2x 2.5″ SATA3 drive bays, a 200W high-efficiency Supermicro power supply and PCI Express 3.0 x16 expansion capability on riser. These servers can be configured for a variety of embedded applications ranging from content servers, SMB storage/network/security appliances and IPC systems to standalone kiosk and digital signage solutions. Supermicro’s new embedded server solutions support Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 Mobile processors with ECC support. These servers come in two configurations – i7 4C/35W and i5/2C 35W models.
“Supermicro is rapidly leveraging our server design expertise to expand our solutions for the embedded market,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our new embedded motherboards and server solutions take maximum advantage of the new features available in Intel’s latest mobile processors. Our designs focus on quality, flexibility and ease of deployment offering customers a growing range of solutions that adapt to their particular applications.”
On display is Supermicro’s 5017P-TLN4F (i7) embedded server running Wind River Hypervisor for embedded devices. The Wind River Hypervisor delivers a safe and secure partitioning solution that consolidates real-time and general purpose workloads running on multiple operating systems (such as VxWorks combined with Windows 7 or Wind River Linux). The virtualization layer delivers deterministic, real-time performance to the factory floor applications, while simultaneously running business applications in a safe and secure environment.
“By delivering virtualization, Wind River Hypervisor helps embedded developers achieve greater levels of device functionality on a wide variety of form factors,” said Mark Hermeling, product line manager for virtualization at Wind River. “Wind River Hypervisor running on Supermicro’s 5017P-TLN4F embedded server can consolidate real-time and general purpose workloads on operating systems such as VxWorks, Linux and Windows, while guarding safety and security. Together with Supermicro, we can provide our customers with the capability to reduce cost, save space, weight and power and deliver innovative new solutions that combine real-time control and business applications in a single box.”
Also on display is Supermicro’s next generation server 5017P-TF (i5) running Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. This embedded solution demo is ideal for SMB and branch offices, allowing data to be secured and readily available to a number of remote and desk users avoiding network bandwidth or access delays.
For a close up look Supermicro’s latest embedded solutions and collaborative demos, visit their Embedded Solutions exhibit at IDF 2012, San Francisco in Moscone Center West, Intelligent Systems Community section, Booth #208. For complete information on Supermicro’s wide range of flexible, high-performance Embedded Server Building Block Solutions, visit http://www.supermicro.com/Embedded.
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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Embedded Systems, Enterprise IT, Data Center, HPC, and Cloud Computing worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.
Supermicro, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Intel, Intel Xeon, the Intel Xeon logo and Intel Core are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.
All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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Pashmina Goat Cloning Pioneer Joins Indian Manufacturers in Cashmere World 2012

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — With just one month to go before the inauguration of Cashmere World (27 – 29 September in Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre) there is real interest for the Indian participation this year – not only at the exhibition itself but also at the Cashmere World conferences.
This year there will be a group of five exhibitors from India. These companies are EZMA, Pashma, Old Village, Geentanjali and Ahujasons. What is sure to intrigue and interest the professional buyers who will visit Cashmere World are the specific weaving arts and pashmina from India. Here is a unique opportunity to see garments that reflect the cashmere culture so characteristic of Indian designs yet are very much in line with the latest fashion trends.
India’s cashmere goat herds are located in the foothills of the Himalayas, mainly in Ladakh but their numbers are limited to around 175,000, according to information given to Cashmere World by Dr. Riaz Shah, Professor cum Chief Scientist at the Sher-E University, Jammu & Kashmir, India in the exclusive interview he gave to Cashmere World.
Dr. Shah will be participating in the Cashmere World conference on the subject of the cloning of the tiny pashmina goat Noori on September 29th at 10am in Room S427, Level 4 of the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The implications for the long term future and development of the cashmere industry based on this Indian scientific breakthrough are enormous.
The presence of Dr. Shah at the Cashmere World conference is thanks to the sponsorship of his trip to Hong Kong by Team-Lee Fashion Knitters Ltd of Hong Kong and Robert Wan. Mr. Wan has dedicated his life to pearls and the exquisite jewelry that can be created from them. His company offers a collection of jewelry crafted from cultured Tahitian pearls in exclusive Wan designs such as necklaces and chokers to suit a woman’s mood. Mr. Wan decided to support the cashmere industry out of a sense of social responsibility as it produces luxury products similar to his pearls. He hopes to contribute to the improvement of the lives of the herders who toil all year round in hard winter conditions to propagate the best quality cashmere from the goats they tend.
The other sponsor of Dr. Shah’s trip is Team-Lee Fashion Knitters, a specialist knitting company based in Hong Kong that creates all types of garments such as cardigans, sweater and pullovers. The motivation for the generous sponsorship by Team-Lee is also out of a sense of social responsibility to support the cashmere industry – especially the herders who, as mentioned above, lead hard lives in sub zero conditions.
Dr. Shah’s presentation is but one of the many interesting topics that will be covered at the Cashmere World Conference. To see the complete programme, click here. If you wish to participate in any of the sessions, you can also register on-line.
To visit Cashmere World, it is advisable to preregister and receive a badge that will also allow you to visit Fashion Access – Asia’s leading fashion accessories event which will be held concurrently at the HKCEC from September 27th – 29th. Pre-register now.
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