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ZMDI Expands its Smart Power Management Product Portfolio with the ZSPM9060, a Next-Generation DrMos Device for Highest Energy Efficiency

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DRESDEN, Germany, Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ZMD AG (ZMDI), a Dresden-based semiconductor company that specializes in enabling energy-efficient solutions, today announces the release of the ZSPM9060, a next-generation, fully optimized, ultra-compact, integrated MOSFET-plus-driver (DrMOS) power stage solution for energy-efficient, high-current, high-frequency, synchronous buck DC-DC applications. As a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, information technology and consumer applications, ZMDI is expanding its smart power management portfolio with the ZSPM9060, a new product for non-isolated DC/DC point-of-load (POL) supply applications.

In combination with ZMDI’s compatible smart power management product family, the ZSPM9060 enables area-constrained and high-performance applications, such as servers, storage units, processor boards, field-programmable gate array (FPGA) boards and others. This DrMOS device is compatible with ZMDI’s ZSPM10xx family of leading-edge, configurable digital power management system controllers for non-isolated POL supplies and other pulse-width modulation (PWM) controllers. The ZSPM9060 has a compatible ultra-compact 40-pin PQFN package (6mm x 6mm) and provides a 72% space saving compared to conventional discrete solutions.

“ZMDI is well-known as a supplier of innovative and energy-efficient semiconductors. With this further expansion of our product portfolio, we want to extend our product offering of leading-edge and easy-to-use POL devices to provide our customers various tools for the rapid development of smart power management solutions,” explains Bernhard Huber, Business Line Manager for Standard Components at ZMDI.

ZSPM9060 DrMOS Features:

Best-in-class energy efficiency: >93% peak
High current handling: I(OUT) up to 60A
V(IN): 3V to 16V (typical 12V)
Operation temperature: -40°C to +125°C
Switching frequency: up to 1MHz
72% space savings due to ultra-compact 6×6 mm PQFN-40 package (RoHS compliant)
Compatibility with ZMDI’s family of leading-edge DrMOS devices
An open-loop evaluation board is available for the ZSPM9060

Availability and Pricing

The ZSPM9060 is in full production. Parts and an open-loop evaluation board are available from ZMDI.

For 1,000 pieces, the ZSPM9060 is priced at EUR 1.63 or USD 2.28 per unit.

About ZMDI

Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG (ZMDI) is a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, information technology and consumer applications. These solutions enable our customers to create the most energy-efficient products in power management, lighting and sensors.

For over 50 years ZMDI has been globally headquartered in Dresden, Germany. With over 320 employees worldwide ZMDI serves its customers with sales offices and design centers throughout Germany, Italy, Bulgaria, France, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the United States.

See more at http://www.zmdi.com.

For further information:

Daniel Aitken, ZMDI Global Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications,
+001 514 831 6722 daniel.aitken@zmdi.com

The URL for this news release is http://www.zmdi.com/news/press-releases-news

The URL for the ZSPM9060 is http://www.zmdi.com/products/smart-power-management/zspm9060/

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November 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

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Supermicro(R) Debuts SuperServer(R) and SuperBlade(R) Solutions Supporting New AMD Opteron 6300 Series Processor

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Company Showcases New Lineup of High Performance Computing Solutions Optimized for the New 16 Core AMD Opteron Processor
SAN JOSE, Calif./PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and green computing, has upgraded its line of A+ servers with the just released AMD (NYSE: AMD) Opteron™ 6300 Series processors. The new A+ server and tower platforms deliver up to 24 percent higher performance over prior generation solutions and maximize processor density and core counts to support more VMs for public and private cloud deployments. Performance per watt is up to 40 percent higher with intelligent thermal/power monitoring and management, enabling datacenters running robust large-scale software systems to maximize performance while lowering overall TCO. With dual-processor (DP) and multi-processor (MP) architectures, Supermicro ups the performance bar for data center and high-performance computing (HPC) cluster applications.
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Supermicro’s lineup of A+ servers supporting the Opteron 6300 series processors include 1U DP (AS-1022G-URF) solutions supporting the company’s UIO architecture for flexible I/O expansion options, multiple expansion card options including SAS/SATA RAID5, 10Gb Ethernet and InfiniBand for the most demanding HPC applications. High density form-factors in 1U MP (AS-1042G-TF) and 2U MP (AS2042G-6RF) support quad processors with up to 64 cores and 1TB of DDR3 memory and high-speed InfiniBand QDR interconnects for high-performance database and SQL server applications. The 4-node, 2UTwin2® (AS-2022TG-HLIBQRF) supports dual 16-core AMD Opteron processors and 1866 DDR3 memory per node with onboard Mellanox InfiniBand and 1620W redundant Platinum Level (94%+) high-efficiency power supplies. A 4U/Tower solution (AS-4022G-6F) in DP and (AS-4042G-6RF) in MP offer maximum storage capacities with support for up to 8x hot-swap SAS/SATA HDD bays. For the best computing performance, SuperBlade® maximizes Opteron 6300 series processor density with up to 20 DP nodes (SBA-7222G-T2) or 10 MP nodes (SBA-7142G-T4) in 7U enclosure, supporting up to 3,840 cores in a 42U rack with high speed, low latency interconnect using FDR InfiniBand switches.
“Supermicro and AMD have a great history of delivering the best price/performance ratio for high performance server solutions,” Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Supermicro. “With the addition of AMD’s new Opteron 6300 Series processors across our A+ platforms, we raise the bar by offering greater performance, higher energy efficiency and new power management features. Together, we help customers maximize IT budgets by enabling higher levels of virtualization with the most cost effective, scalable computing platforms.”
“We are excited to bring our new AMD Opteron 6300 Series processors to market at a time when cloud computing and big data markets are rapidly expanding,” said John Williams, vice president, Server Marketing and Business Development, AMD. “Supermicro, an experienced global player in these markets and a long-standing solution provider with AMD, has a wide range of 2P/4P platforms optimized and ready for our latest processors. The Supermicro platform portfolio coupled with the performance, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of AMD’s latest offerings enable us to jointly deliver powerful computing solutions to meet the increasing demands of our fast paced data driven society.”
Visit Supermicro (booth 817) and AMD (booth 2019) at Super Computing 2012 in Salt Lake City Utah, November 12-15, to see their combined solutions, or go to http://www.supermicro.com/aplus for complete details on their latest A+ product details.
Follow Supermicro on Facebook and Twitter to receive their latest news and announcements.
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 Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems 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, SuperServer, SuperBlade, TwinBlade, SuperRack, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.
AMD, AMD Opteron and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Other names are for informational purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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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November 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm

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World Premiere of ‘Engineering a Bold, new, Whisky Experience’

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LONDON/PRNewswire/ —
New film celebrates game changing collaboration between JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE LABEL™ AND PORSCHE DESIGN STUDIO
To celebrate the JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE LABEL™ Limited Edition Collection design by Porsche Design Studio, JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE LABEL™ today launches a new documentary film that goes behind the scenes to reveal the making of the new collection. Entitled ‘ENGINEERING A BOLD, NEW, WHISKY EXPERIENCE’, the film explores how this game-changing partnership between two modern day icons was conceived to reveal an exquisite collection of unrivalled whisky experiences.
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The showstopper to the collection, featured in the film, is a limited edition Private Bar from £150,000, perfectly crafted for a bold new whisky experience and available to only 50 VIPs across the world, with one holding a special place in the exclusive JOHNNIE WALKER® House in Shanghai. Bespoke customisation options and a personal tasting with Jonathan Driver, JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE LABEL™ brand ambassador, are exclusive to every buyer. The film features additional covetable items in the collection including the Carton, Chiller, Mini Cube and Cask Edition™; at the centrepiece is the JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE LABEL™ Limited Edition Bottle, a unique take on the iconic bottle as designed by Porsche Design Studio.
Rudy Paoli, Managing Director, Global Reserve, DIAGEO, said the film would showcase the modern design and innovative technology that are characteristic of the exclusive collection: “The film, ‘ENGINEERING A BOLD, NEW, WHISKY EXPERIENCE’, will open consumers’ eyes to the depth of rare design, exquisite craft and exclusive personalisation possibilities which define this new, super deluxe, collection of whisky experiences.
“When the collection was realised, it became clear that that there were a series of untold stories of the craftsmanship underpinning this collection and the convergence of these two iconic luxury brands. Featuring the designers, artisans and experts behind the collection, the film documents a journey of craft, revolutionising the very principles of design.”
View the film on the JOHNNIE WALKER® BLUE LABEL™ Limited Edition Collection
design by Porsche Design Studio Global YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/jwbluelabelofficial and follow the story at http://www.facebook.com/JohnnieWalker and at http://www.johnniewalker.com
Notes to Editors:

For further press information please contact:
Mary Mitchell
Mary.Mitchell@edelman.com
+44(0)203-047-2108
Source: Diageo

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November 6, 2012 at 2:26 pm

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SCS Global Services Partners with Alpha Hydraulic Engineering Consultants of Japan for Assessment against the MSC and ASC Seafood Standards

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EMERYVILLE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Third-party environmental certifier SCS Global Services (SCS) has announced a new partnership with Alpha Hydraulic Engineering Consultants Co., Ltd. (AHEC) of Japan to conduct audits of sustainable seafood businesses under the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standards.
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“Japan is a critical market for the implementation of sustainable seafood practices,” said Dr. Robert J. Hrubes, Executive Vice President of SCS. “We are looking forward to a successful collaboration with AHEC as the need for third-party certification of sustainable seafood grows.”
Together, SCS and AHEC will offer MSC certification for wild capture fisheries, ASC certification for fish farms, and chain-of-custody certification for processors, retailers and restaurants.
“Japan’s seafood industry suffered during the 2011 earthquake,” said Dr. Takashi Wakabayashi, Director of AHEC. “We expect MSC and ASC certification to play a major role in reconstructing the fishing industry and regaining consumer confidence.”
Japan is the world’s third largest fishery producer and a major importer of seafood, highlighting the importance of Japan as a potential market for MSC and ASC certification.
“Since large retailers in Japan, such as AEON and Japan COOP, have made the commitment to source more certified seafood, interest in certification has increased significantly in Japan,” said Dr. Sabine Daume, Manager of SCS’ Sustainable Seafood Program.
SCS has recently started the re-assessment of the Kyoto Seine Fishery, which was the very first fishery certified in Japan under the MSC standard. SCS is also the contracted certification body for the Hokkaido Chum Salmon Fishery.
Seafood businesses in Japan that wish to pursue certification under the MSC or ASC may contact Dr. Takashi Wakabayashi at +81 11-662-3331, fax +81 11-666-8049 fax, or by email at msc@ahec.jp
SCS Global Services (formerly Scientific Certification Systems) has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for nearly 30 years. Our programs span a wide cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture, forestry, retail, and more. We provide accredited services under a wide range of internationally recognized certification programs. SCS is a chartered benefit corporation and Certified B Corp™, reflecting our commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices.
Contact: Nick Kordesch, +1-510-452-8035
Source: SCS Global Services

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November 6, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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SATTE 2013: Catalyst for India’s Tourism

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NEW DELHI/PRNewswire/ —
Top industry players view the 20th edition of SATTE, to be held in New Delhi from 16-18 January 2013 and in Mumbai from 21-22 January 2013, as the most sought after travel and tourism event in South Asia.
Over the years SATTE has received tremendous response from national tourism boards, Indian states, hotel chains, airlines and tourism products from across the globe. SATTE has always played a vital role in promoting diverse segments of tourism and has now evolved as a leading travel event in South Asia. The vast participation of many major Indian and global players and the presence of the who’s who from the travel industry is testimony to the importance the travel and tourism industry gives to SATTE. Sajid Desai, Group Director, UBM India, is quite bullish about SATTE 2013. “India’s tourism has consistently been growing at a rapid pace. While foreign tourist arrivals during January-September witnessed a growth of 5.9 per cent over the corresponding period in 2011, outbound and domestic tourism are notching a growth of 12 per cent.” He further added that the recent measures taken by the Government of India, such as FDI in aviation and the intention of extending Visa-on-Arrival facility to a few more countries, are further going to provide impetus to the Indian tourism industry. “The Prime Minister is quite hopeful of achieving the GDP growth rate of eight per cent during the 12th Five Year Plan. We all know that tourism always grows at twice the GDP growth rate of any country.”
While the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, has already confirmed their participation in SATTE 2013, State Tourism Boards such as Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Goa and Lakshwadeep have confirmed their participation at SATTE 2013. Other states including Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Maharashtra, Odisha, West Bengal among others are also in the process of confirming their participation.
NTOs of over 33 countries including Abu Dhabi, Argentina, Bhutan, Botswana, Brand USA, China, Dubai, Egypt , Ethiopia, Fiji Islands, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Seychelles, Singapore’s Changi Airport, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey among many others have either confirmed or are in the process of confirming their participation at SATTE 2013.
This year, the participation of countries, states and tourism products are quite encouraging. Some of the key exhibitors; including Thailand, Turkey, Malaysia, Maldives and Indonesia among others have increased their stand size considerably, and several more have evinced their interests for the same. “The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the Thai travel trade are expecting to meet more potential buyers and travel trade partners from India at SATTE 2013 at our stand no. 1159. We would like to thank the Indian travel trade and media for supporting Thailand. This year, TAT has a much larger space, and buyers will meet more partners from the popular destinations in Thailand, as well a variety of services and products.” said Runjuan Tongrut, Director, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Delhi office.
Similarly, Singapore’s Changi Airport, which is participating in SATTE for the first time, is further creating awareness about their facilities and services in Indian market through SATTE. “Singapore Changi Airport is participating in SATTE for the first time together with the Singapore Tourism Board, inbound travel operators, attractions and hoteliers under a Singapore Pavilion. India, being one of the top five visitor arrival source markets for Singapore and the seventh largest market for Changi Airport in 2011, is an important market for us,” said Peh Ke-Wei, Vice President, Passenger Development, Changi Airport Group and added that our partners and we look forward to SATTE 2013 being an excellent B2B platform to strengthen our presence here, as well as network with key Indian travel buyers.”
Arturo Ortiz, Tourism Counsellor, Spain Tourism Board said “We have been very happy with SATTE and the success can be measured considering the size of the event and the size of our stand there. Even though we have had budget restrictions in Spain, SATTE Delhi is one of the top 10 exhibitions in which we will keep participating. At SATTE 2013, we will have representatives from both Madrid and Barcelona, plus we will be promoting cruises. We will have at least 8 Spanish DMC’s from Madrid and Barcelona and also from Andalusia present.”
SATTE has received the support of World Tourism Organization UNTWO and International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) along with leading tourism associations of India such as the Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI), Association of Tourism Trade Organisations India (ATTOI), Enterprising Travel Agents Association (ETAA), Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Association of India (FHRAI), Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO), IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI), Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI), Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) and Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI).
While the participation of countries, states and tourism products is quite encouraging, the number for registered buyers is also increasing with every passing day – 542 registered National buyers and 168 International buyer applications has been received besides business visitors. SATTE has revamped its buyer programme this year to offer an incentivised pre-scheduled appointments system that allows for buyers to schedule appointments ensuring the opportunity to get business done on the show floor. Desai expects a growth of 15 percent in terms of nett space and buyers for SATTE 2013. “I urge the stakeholders of the tourism industry and tourism associations to come forward and extend their support to SATTE 2013 to make it a grand success. I am thankful to all associations, hoteliers, airlines, NTOs, State Tourism Boards, tourism products and the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India for supporting SATTE over the years,” added Desai.
About UBM India
UBM India is a subsidiary of UBM plc, which is the second largest independent exhibition organiser in the world. It is the largest trade exhibition organiser in India, responsible for 26 exhibitions in different locations across the country. The company is also involved in the organisation of conference programmes throughout India and in the publications of trade journals and magazines.
Media Contact:
Jayesh Kanaskar
Email: jayesh.kanaskar@ubm.com
UBM India Pvt Ltd.
119, Sagar Tech Plaza – A, Saki Naka Junction
Andheri -Kurla Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai – 400 072, India
Tel: +91-22-67692400
Fax: +91-22-67692426
Mobile: +91-9819586780
Event URL http://www.satte.in
Website: http://www.ubmindia.in
Source: SATTE 2013 – UBM India Pvt Ltd

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November 6, 2012 at 11:37 am

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Euromonitor’s WTM Global Trends Report Identifies Emerging 2012 Travel and Tourism Trends

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LONDON /PRNewswire/ — The World Travel Market Global Trends Report 2012 has been released today, November 5, at the World Travel Market, the leading event for travel and tourism worldwide. The report highlights the nine key emerging travel and tourism trends worldwide, looking at how the global, regional and national political, social and economic situation is shaping the travel industry.
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Americas: The Attraction of Forbidden Lands
Since 2010, countries previously off-limits to American tourists have become open; benefiting economically from tourism revenue. Caroline Bremner, Head of Travel and Tourism Research at Euromonitor said, “It’s a small but growing market. Most US visitors to previously banned countries are expected to come from the Baby Boomer generation.”
Europe: BRIC’s Grand Shopping Tour
Brazil, Russia, India and China are embracing shopping tourism in key European destinations. Dynamic economic growth has led to rapidly increasing disposable income levels in these countries. Together with increased awareness of an improved quality of life, consumers from BRIC countries are keen to spend more on travel.
Middle East: Rise of Shopping Hotels
Big spenders with cash are driving the trend for Middle Eastern hotels built inside shopping malls. Wealthy consumers from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have disposable income and love shopping, thus mega-malls in the Middle East are booming. Shopping malls and associated hotel developments are key elements in the recovery of tourism, which saw a difficult year in 2011.
Africa: Destination Nollywood
Nigeria’s massive film industry, dubbed Nollywood, is the world’s second largest film industry in volume terms, after India’s Bollywood and ahead of Hollywood, with more than 2,000 films produced annually. The increasing popularity of Nollywood in many African countries will be a major growth driver with the leisure sector attracting film fans.
Global Village: Digital Detox
In a time when technology is an intrinsic part of everyday life, with more consumers addicted to their devices, some hotels are going against the tide, helping guests to check in and switch off. Some hotels are offering “technology-free” packages as an escape for busy travellers.
Further information:
Travel and tourism reports worldwide:
http://www.euromonitor.com/travel-and-tourism
About Euromonitor International
Euromonitor International is the world’s leading provider for global business intelligence and strategic market analysis.

Source: Euromonitor International

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November 6, 2012 at 9:53 am

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