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Robust Demand for Connected Devices Boosts Prospects of Electronics Supply Chain Participants, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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  • Growing popularity of connected home spaces fuels adoption of connected devices

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — A substantial number of customers subscribe to broadband and wireless local area network (WLAN) services that enable them to conduct various activities from home. This connected home represents a paradigm shift in the way communication services are delivered and consumed. As the connected device market grows more sensitive to these networking needs, it needs to depend on a strong network and supply chain to distribute content and services, thereby lending momentum to electronics supply chain participants.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.smt.frost.com), Global Analysis of the Future of Connected Devices and Impact on Electronics Supply Chain Participants, finds that the market shipped over 6.06 billion units in 2011 and estimates this to reach 9.29 billion units by 2016.

If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Jeannette Garcia, Corporate Communications, at jeannette.garcia@frost.com, with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

Consumers favor technology that allows them to manage home security, energy consumption, and video streaming from anywhere, as well as engage in activities like working from home, online shopping and social interaction.

“The favor of connected devices amongst consumers is expanding the scope for electronic original equipment manufacturers (OEMs),” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Nupur Sinha. “The proliferation of smartphones and the acceptance of their capability to connect to a television and function as a smart TV are other factors for the growth of connected devices.”

Connected devices are evolving swiftly with the use of embedded sensors and chips, requiring equipment and component manufacturers to keep pace with these advancements. Because of this, manufacturers prefer to partner with mobile operators who offer flexibility to consumers.

It is thus crucial for mobile operators to evaluate, implement, and leverage next-generation mobility management tools that allow them to meet the unique needs of value chain participants, and understand the increased functionalities of smart phones.

Integrating services across various networks and creating a connected home environment where internal and external networks interconnect for seamless service delivery is vital.

However, high investment costs that offer no immediate returns deter operators from investing in the connected devices market. For instance, cable operators wanting to offer a connected home must integrate other third-party services with their own, delivering these services to selected markets without flash-cutting the delivery network. These are complex, costly and need limited interest in connected home spaces.

In addition, while the connected home concept has been around for a few years, consumers are not sure of what is currently possible. Nevertheless, awareness is expected to increase, as more smart devices enter the market.

“Operators will look to partner with OEMs for design collaboration, as well as strategic research and development,” concluded Sinha. “The right partnership between mobile operators and OEMs can help generate revenues from connected devices, spurring market growth.”

Global Analysis of the Future of Connected Devices and Impact on Electronics Supply Chain Participants is part of the Surface Mount Technologies Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes research in the following: Global Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) Provider Market for the Medical Device Industry, World EMS Provider Market in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, Evolving Political and Economic Environment in the United States and its Impact on the EMS Industry, and EMS Provider Regional Migration Opportunities. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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February 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

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Tishman Speyer and China Vanke Join Forces to Develop Luxury Residential Tower

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— World’s Largest Developer Chooses Tishman Speyer to be Its First North American Partner

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Tishman Speyer and China Vanke Co., Ltd. today announced that they have formed a joint venture to develop a premier high rise residential condominium project at 201 Folsom Street in San Francisco. The planned development, which will be managed by Tishman Speyer, represents the first North American investment for China Vanke, the world’s largest real estate developer.

Financial terms of the joint venture were not disclosed.

The joint venture agreement was completed at a formal signing ceremony held on February 13 in San Francisco. China Vanke Chairman Shi Wang was joined by the company’s Strategy and Investment team, while Tishman Speyer was represented by President and Co-CEO Rob Speyer, along with executives in charge of the firm’s China and San Francisco offices.

The project will consist of two connected residential towers – 37 and 42 stories high – with a total of 655 residences. The site is located across the street from The Infinity, a pair of residential towers that also were developed by Tishman Speyer. The Infinity’s residences commanded prices ranging from $600,000 to $6 million, and it was believed to be the fastest selling project in the United States in 2009.

For Tishman Speyer, the new project will enhance its standing as one of the leading developers and owners of iconic sustainable properties in San Francisco, which is one of the best performing residential and commercial real estate markets in the United States. In 2012, the firm broke ground on its Foundry Square III office project, and is finalizing preparations to build an office tower at 222 Second. In addition to The Infinity, Tishman Speyer previously developed the 555 Mission Street office building, and its current local holdings include 650 California Street, One Bush Street and 595 Market Street.

The joint venture with China Vanke expands Tishman Speyer’s relationship base in China, where it has raised funds successfully from Chinese investors and currently has approximately 20 million square feet at various stages in its development pipeline.

For China Vanke, the joint venture marks the beginning of its planned expansion outside China, as indicated in recent public statements. The company anticipates much synergy and mutual benefits from this project and will continue to explore similar opportunities abroad.

“China Vanke has always been a company with a global view, good at learning from excellent peer enterprises. We are entering the US market to continue this learning process, to understand business models in a mature market and accumulate management experience through project cooperation,” said China Vanke Chairman Shi Wang. “We selected the San Francisco 201 Folsom Project as Tishman Speyer is a global industry leader and a business partner who inspires our full confidence.”

“This landmark joint venture with China Vanke in San Franciso complements the growth of our platform in China, and we could not be more excited about working closely with such a spectacular company,” commented Tishman Speyer President and Co-CEO Rob Speyer. “We welcome the opportunity to create another iconic residential property in San Francisco, following the great success of The Infinity.”

About Tishman Speyer ( http://www.tishmanspeyer.comhttp://www.tishmanspeyer.com ))
Tishman Speyer is one of the leading developers, owners, operators, and asset managers of first class real estate worldwide. Active across North America, Europe, South America and Asia, Tishman Speyer is relied upon by many of the world’s most prestigious corporations to meet their office space needs. As of September 30, 2012, the firm had acquired, developed and/or managed a portfolio of over 125 million sq. ft. with a total value of over USD $61.3 billion since its founding in 1978. Signature assets include New York’s Rockefeller Center and the Chrysler Center, Sao Paulo’s Torre Norte, Ventura Corporate Towers in Rio de Janeiro, and Opernturm in Frankfurt. Tishman Speyer also has projects at different stages of development currently in Brasilia, Chengdu, Frankfurt, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, San Francisco, Shanghai, Suzhou and Tianjin.

About China Vanke Co. Ltd. ( http://www.vanke.com )
China Vanke was founded in 1984 in Shenzhen, the People’s Republic of China. It is currently the largest specialized residential property developer in the country.

China Vanke has, so far, developed residences for over 400,000 households in the PRC, and has provided property management services to about 200 residential communities.

Over the past 28 years, China Vanke has become one of the most respected real estate developers in the country with annual sales of over RMB100 billion.

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February 20, 2013 at 2:57 pm

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Broadband Services Market in Latin America Poised for Rapid Growth, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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— The development of value-added applications drives adoption


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Telecom operators’ investments in network coverage expansion, along with intense domestic competition resulting in lower prices and bundled service offerings, have lent momentum to the broadband services market in Latin America. The stable political and economic environment, as well as the low penetration of broadband signifies added potential for broadband service adoption in the region.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.ipcommunications.frost.com(http://www.frost.com/prod/servlet/svcg.pag/ITTL )), Latin American Broadband Services Markets, finds that the market earned revenues of more than $11.30 billion in 2012 and estimates this to reach $18.24 billion in 2017.

“Intense competition has compelled telecom operators to deploy integrated infrastructure networks and offer convergent services at competitive prices, thereby popularizing broadband services,” saidFrost & Sullivan ICT Industry Analyst Gina Sanchez. ”For instance, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) is already a key component in the operators’ strategy, it will become in the next few years indispensable as the integration of broadband and interactive pay-TV (IPTV) will be among the top priorities.”

The development of value-added applications including IPTV, voice over Internet protocol, Web 2.0-based applications, and the availability of global as well as local content on the Internet, have changed users’ behavior. This digitalized culture has enhanced awareness on the benefits of broadband, boosting connection and bandwidth demand.

However, several operators, especially alternative service providers, are unable to fully meet this growing demand due to limited infrastructure access and the high costs of broadband rollouts. Additionally, the lack of quick and substantial returns, particularly in rural areas, deters some operators from investing further, curbing market growth in Latin America.

The low penetration of personal computers (PC) in remote regions and among the low-income group in Latin America also limits market revenues. Therefore, internet service providers (ISPs) are providing PCs through financial loans, price reductions, and ensuring their availability in popular retail stores to grant accessibility to the lower strata.

“With the high-income segment reaching saturation, ISPs need to tap the potential in the lower-income classes through suitable pricing strategies,” noted Sanchez. “Employing cost-efficient, faster technologies rather than conventional digital subscriber line and cable modem will enable broadband ISPs to ensure last-mile broadband access, including FTTH, 3G, 4G and LTE.”

Region-wise market consolidations aimed at developing integrated services will become a popular trend.

If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Francesca Valente, Corporate Communications, at francesca.valente@frost.com( mailto:francesca.valente@frost.com ), with your full name, company name, job title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

Latin American Broadband Services Markets is part of the Telecom Services Growth Partnership Service program. Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: Latin American Mobile Services Markets, Latin America Mobile Content Markets, Latin American Datacommunications Services Markets, and Latin American Mobile Broadband Services Markets. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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February 20, 2013 at 2:24 pm

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Cloud b Wins T.O.T.Y. Award for Tranquil Turtle

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NEW YORK, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Cloud b, innovators in creating products and programs designed to help children sleep, made headlines as their newest innovation to the bedtime routine, Tranquil Turtle was recognized with a highly coveted Toy of the Year (T.O.T.Y.) award in the Infant/Toddler category. The awards were presented on Saturday, February 9th at The Plaza Hotel in New York City at the Toy Industry Association’s Annual T.O.T.Y Awards.

“We’re so excited to see Tranquil Turtle recognized with this esteemed award,” said Linda Suh, CEO of Cloud b. “We’re dedicated to the ideal that all children deserve quality sleep, so we’re especially proud that Tranquil Turtle was honored for its ability to do just that.”

Tranquil Turtle is the first Cloud b product that combines both sight and sound features in one soft, soothing character. The innovative Turtle transforms any room into a peaceful seaside oasis! Glowing in a relaxing aquamarine or ocean blue color, the shell projects a magical underwater light effect with a gentle wave motion and plays the soothing sounds of ocean waves and undersea melodies. The total effect provides for a calm and relaxing environment, giving children a peaceful night’s sleep.

Nominated products cover all aspects of the industry. The TOTY ballot was overseen by the TOTY nominations committee, which is comprised of major retailers, TIA board members, toy trade journalists and academics.

For more information on Cloud b, please visit http://www.cloudb.com.

About Cloud b:
Founded in 2002, the company is a pioneer in creating products and programs designed to help children sleep. Cloud b products soothe and comfort children, which, in turn, gives peace of mind to parents – and strengthens the bond between them. The company has become a trusted name with parents worldwide with award-winning products that are developed in consultation with an Advisory Board of pediatricians and specialists. Cloud b is best known for the popular Twilight Turtle™ and Sleep Sheep™. For more information, please email info@cloudb.com or call 888-4CLOUDB. Follow Cloud b on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/cloudb and on Twitter: @cloud_b.

Editors Note: Images of Tranquil Turtle available upon request.

Contact:

Pujah Shah / Ellie Bagli
Freeman Public Relations
pshah@freemanpr.com / ebagli@freemanpr.com
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February 20, 2013 at 11:49 am

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IMD Launches Orchestrating Winning Performance Program in Singapore in 2013

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

IMD, the world pioneer in executive education, announced a new Asia edition to its Orchestrating Winning Performance (OWP) program, which will take place in Singapore from November 17-22, 2013. http://www.imd.org/owp

For 19 years at the IMD campus in Lausanne, Switzerland, OWP has served as a forum for global executives looking to step back and reflect on larger business and economic trends. Now, to address the evolving needs of its clients across the globe, IMD is expanding the OWP program by establishing a second module in Asia.

IMD President and OWP Program Co-Director Dominique Turpin said: “Each year, IMD Faculty collaborates to develop a transformational and unique learning experience, based on our current research and focused on the contemporary trends and challenges facing businesses.”

“OWP Singapore will address the particular needs of both Asian companies wanting to expand beyond the region and non-Asian companies seeking to better understand the specificities of the Asian market.”

Program Design and Content

The OWP program is designed to provide maximum flexibility. Participants can attend both the module in Lausanne (June 2013) and the module in Singapore (November 2013), or they can simply join one of the two modules based on their specific needs and availability.

OWP Lausanne and OWP Singapore will feature timely, practical research material, real-life case studies, active class discussions and extensive group work, facilitated by IMD Faculty. OWP Singapore will emphasize materials developed based on Asian companies and on non-Asian companies doing business in Asia.

“The business challenges of a globalized economy require global solutions,” said IMD Professor and OWP Program Co-Director Bettina Büchel. “With the introduction of OWP Singapore, IMD provides further learning and networking opportunities that will allow participants to move away from their daily action cycle and begin thinking of solutions that address the complexity they now face in their jobs.”

“We can learn from the boldness and determination of the global contenders from this soaring region. These southeast Asian companies are delivering greater shareholder returns than their global peers,” she continued.

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IMD is a top-ranked business school. We are the experts in developing global leaders through high-impact executive education.

Why IMD? We are 100% focused on real-world executive development; we offer Swiss excellence with a global perspective; and we have a flexible, customized, and effective approach.

We work with our clients – individuals, teams and organizations – to resolve their issues, build capabilities and prepare for the future. Delivered from our campus on the shores of Lake Geneva in Switzerland and key locations worldwide, our programs and services combine practical experience, thought leadership and a global mindset. Come join our open and inspiring learning environment to challenge your perspectives, expand your horizons – and unlock your full potential. (http://www.imd.org)

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February 20, 2013 at 11:26 am

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Vserv.mobi Brings the Power of AppWrapper and AudiencePro to Marmalade’s Developers

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MUMBAI, India, Feb. 20, 2013/PRNewswire/ —

Vserv.mobi, a leading Global Mobile Ad Network for app developers, publishers and advertisers, today announced its partnership with Marmalade, the cross-platform development tool. The partnership allows Marmalade’s developers to enable app monetization using the Vserv AppWrapper in One Click, and also gain from the enhanced monetization capabilities of the Vserv AudiencePro platform.

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Developers have historically had to build native apps multiple times from scratch to cater to different mobile platforms. Marmalade’s cross-platform SDK solves this issue by allowing developers to deploy a single codebase to run natively on a wide range of platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 8, Windows and Mac desktop & selected Smart TVs. By partnering with Vserv, Marmalade developers can not only run their apps across all platforms but also monetize them using the AppWrapper app monetization platform.

Commenting on the partnership, Binay Tiwari, Head – Global Marketing, Vserv.mobi said, “This partnership comes at a very exciting time, as the Vserv AppWrapper has become even more powerful with the AudiencePro enhanced monetization capabilities built right into it. Vserv and Marmalade are strategically aligned when it comes to addressing the problems of the developer community by making App development & monetization simpler. We are committed to enabling powerful app monetization for developers across all platforms and are confident that this partnership will help push forward the global developer ecosystem.”

Tim Closs, CTO Marmalade added “At Marmalade we want to put the choice of how to produce and monetise apps firmly in the hands of developers. We’re pleased to be adding Vserv.mobi to our partners programme and look forward to seeing how Marmalade developers choose to take advantage of the wide range of monetization methods we offer through our SDK.”

Founded in 2010, Vserv.mobi has been at the forefront of innovation in the Mobile Advertising sphere in line with its goal of becoming the #1 Mobile Ad Network across emerging markets. Vserv.mobi is the winner of the MMA Smarties 2012 award for the “Media Company of the Year” and the Red Herring Top 100 Award. The company presents a compelling value proposition for brand advertisers, premium publishers, app developers and Telcos with its two revolutionary platforms AppWrapper and AudiencePro.

Binay Tiwari, +91-22-29275128, press@vserv.mobi

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February 20, 2013 at 10:50 am

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