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NEXCOM Introduces Appliance Based on Freescale(R) QorIQ(R) T4240 SoC and Aims for Gbps UTM Throughput

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TAIPEI, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NEXCOM 1U network security appliance NSA 5640 is designed for advanced Unified Threat Management (UTM) solutions with multi-Gigabit throughput. Featuring the Freescale multicore QorIQ T4240 SoC and high-speed networking and interconnect interfaces, the NSA 5640 addresses the escalating cyber threats fueled by rising network communication, bandwidth-hungry activities and number and complexity of Internet-based attacks.

The NSA 5640 is a dedicated network security appliance based on Freescale’s QorIQ T4240 24 virtual-core communications processor integrated with Data Path Acceleration Architecture (DPAA) packet handling infrastructure. Combining up to 6GB of DDR3 memory, NSA 5640 bolsters network security and network responsiveness in the face of high volume network traffic.

“The escalating threats to network security have driven network security appliances to exploit highly-integrated multicore architectures. NEXCOM NSA 5640, based on the T4240, is a high-end appliance which can act on unauthorized traffic, malicious activities, spam and malware at Gigabit throughput rate,” explained Hadwin Liu director of product management, NEXCOM Network and Communication Solutions Business Unit.

“Freescale’s flagship QorIQ T4240 communications processor is an SoC platform delivering exceptional performance per watt,” said Toby Foster, Freescale Senior Product Marketing Manager for T4240. T4240’s twelve dual-threaded Power Architecture® e6500 cores running to 1.8GHz and over 50Gb/s of Ethernet connectivity with advanced packet handling acceleration make it a perfect fit for high-performance integrated data and control plane applications. NEXCOM supplements the NSA 5640 with full SoC services, including board support package (BSP), customized operating systems and technical support for application software integration, building an optimized appliance based on different project needs.

Main Features

Freescale QorIQ T4240 communications processor, 1.8GHz
Up to 6GB DDR3 memory
1x mini PCIe expansion
8 GbE LAN ports, optional 4-port SFP+/10GBase-T module
Onboard 2GB NAND flash, 128MB NOR flash
Removable SD card at front

Founded in 1992, NEXCOM has five business units which focus on vertical markets across industrial computer, in-vehicle computer, multimedia, network and communication, and intelligent digital security industries. NEXCOM serves its customers worldwide through its subsidiaries in seven major industrial countries. NEXCOM gains stronghold in vertical markets with its industry-leading products including the rugged fanless computer NISE series, the in-vehicle computer VTC series, the network and security appliance NSA series and the digital signage player NDiS series.


Liyin Lin
Marketing Manager
+886-2-8226-7786 ext 2110

Source: NEXCOM

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April 25, 2013 at 6:04 pm

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MediaTek Showcases Mobile Opportunities in Emerging Markets at The Mobile Show, Singapore

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MediaTek keynote speech demonstrates how its rich multimedia and mobile internet experience provides value added solutions as a catalyst to mobile market

HSINCHU, Taiwan, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — MediaTek, a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions, will deliver a keynote speech and an in-depth clinic session at The Mobile Show to share best practice and insights for developers and mobile manufacturers within the mobile ecosystem. The presentations will focus on seizing the strong growth opportunities for success in emerging markets through technology and partner cooperation. The Mobile Show, which takes place on the 24th and 25th of April at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, sees attendance from over 3,500 leading companies and spokespeople from the telecom industry all looking for the next growth opportunity in mobile.

The keynote speech will feature “How to grasp a fast-growing mobile business opportunity in emerging markets” highlighting the importance of emerging markets in current global smartphone trends. Andrew Chang, Corporate Vice President of MediaTek will outline how the latest technology, such as MediaTek’s leading quad core smartphone solution, enables the mobile ecosystem to deliver the performance and features associated with premium mobile devices at greater value to partners, lowering barriers to entry and increasing choice for consumers. Andrew Chang will also share MediaTek’s perspective on best practices to capitalize on the fast-growing mobile trend in the emerging markets.

Additionally, MediaTek will provide an in-depth clinic presentation to reveal how MediaTek enables mobile ecosystem and how MediaTek partners see great success in collaborating closely to create solutions tailored to local markets. Charles Wu, Program Manager for Mobile at Twitter will discuss the importance of high quality content delivery and creation across the mobile portfolio from feature phones to smart phones. Chunyan, GM, S.E. Asia for General Mobile will discuss local relevance with a long tail strategy as the key to success in driving Mobile VAS revenue in emerging markets. Arnie Chaudhuri , VP of Business Development & International Sales of MBounce will further highlight the need to work closely with partners to ensure rich multimedia content delivered at a speed and price that suits local market requirements.

“Emerging markets are expected to drive more than 60% of world economic growth in the next ten years and with this, consumers are demanding premium experiences on various affordable devices”, noted Andrew Chang, “It’s vital that we democratize mobile technology to allow emerging markets to receive next-generation technology across multiple platforms consistently. MediaTek’s goal is to enable the ecosystem — from developers, partners, device manufacturers to operators — to continue to create innovative yet differentiated solutions that create a smarter experience for consumers everywhere.”

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek Inc. is a leading fabless semiconductor company for wireless communications and digital multimedia solutions. The company is a market leader and pioneer in cutting-edge SOC system solutions for wireless communications, high-definition TV, optical storage, and DVD and Blu-ray products. Founded in 1997 and listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange under the code “2454”, MediaTek is headquartered in Taiwan and has sales or research subsidiaries in Mainland China, Singapore, India, U.S., Japan, South Korea, Denmark, England, Sweden and Dubai. For more information, please visit MediaTek’s website at http://www.mediatek.

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April 25, 2013 at 5:58 pm

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Pew Congratulates New Caledonia for Creating a Shark Sanctuary

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WASHINGTON, April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Josh Reichert, executive vice president of The Pew Charitable Trusts, issued the following statement today in response to New Caledonia’s announcement of comprehensive and permanent shark protections in its waters.

“We applaud New Caledonia’s decision to create a shark sanctuary by banning fishing for all shark species in the country’s entire exclusive economic zone. At 1,245,000 square kilometers (480,000 square miles), an area roughly the size of South Africa, the ocean around New Caledonia is still healthy and intact, and home to spectacular marine life, including approximately 50 species of sharks.

“In the past few months alone, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, American Samoa, and the Micronesian state of Kosrae have ended shark fishing in their waters.

“In March, 177 countries voted to protect the oceanic whitetip, porbeagle, and three types of hammerhead sharks during the meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). Though great progress is being made, sharks are still threatened throughout much of the world’s oceans. The finding of a recent scientific study that approximately 100 million sharks are killed each year in commercial fisheries represents an urgent call to governments around the world to take action before it’s too late. Scientists warn that the rate of fishing for sharks, many of which grow slowly and reproduce late in life, is unsustainable and could lead to the extinction of many species.

“The role of sharks is critical to the health of marine systems. One third of shark species are currently threatened or near threatened with extinction, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. There is an immediate need to protect them before they slip below levels from which they may never recover. It’s now up to countries to build on this recent success and ensure a promising future for sharks.”

The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and stimulate civic life.

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Contact: Veronica O’Connor, +1-202-540-6352,

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts

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April 25, 2013 at 11:07 am

Make-A-Wish(R) International Celebrates World Wish Day(R) by Launching Its Largest Social Engagement Campaign Ever

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PHOENIX /PRNewswire/ —
This April, Make-A-Wish International launched the organization’s largest single social engagement campaign ever – at The initiative was launched in order to raise vital funds to make more wishes possible for children with life-threatening medical conditions around the globe.
The campaign celebrates the fourth annual World Wish Day®, the global celebration of wish granting, culminating on 29 April with a series of celebratory events in the nearly 50 countries around the world that the organization operates. Events include: the granting of 33 wishes in Argentina; ringing of the opening stock exchange bells in Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Portugal; the granting of over 100 wishes across India and a World Wish Day celebration with Make-A-Wish International President and CEO, Jon Stettner; and a celebration for hundreds of wish children, families and supporters at the Zun Leisure Park in Taipei, Taiwan.
Make-A-Wish International sponsors Mattel, CNN International, Brooks Brothers, TIME (EMEA, Asia and South Pacific), FORTUNE (Europe), The Economist (Asia) and, are joining the cause – doing their part to demonstrate the power of a wish this World Wish Day.
Make-A-Wish International President and CEO, Jon Stettner, says “The impact our wish experience has on wish children, families and communities around the globe is truly life-changing. This World Wish Day we are launching our largest social engagement campaign in order to raise the vital funds and awareness necessary to achieve our global mission. World Wish Day allows people from all over the world to come together to help make more wishes come true.”
Visitors are asked to join the global network of Make-A-Wish supporters by sharing their wish and making a small donation via an interactive interface at Make-A-Wish International is expanding its social media outreach and engagement with followers and fans via its Facebook, Twitter (through celebrity support and the #shareyourwish and #worldwishday hashtags) and YouTube pages, in addition to the activity at, to raise awareness for the campaign and the organization’s mission.
You can Join the World[SM] by helping Make-A-Wish bring even more joy to children through your support of World Wish Day. Visit to share your wish, make a donation and learn more about World Wish Day.
Notes to Editors:
About World Wish Day®
On 29 April 2013 Make-A-Wish® International celebrates the fourth World Wish Day®. Make-A-Wish affiliates and chapters around the world will grant and publicly dedicate at least one wish in celebration of this global day of wish granting, representing a wish being granted to children in the nearly 50 countries the organization operates. A world of wishes awaits. Visit to share your wish, make a donation, or spread the word to do your part in joining this worldwide effort to bring hope, strength and joy to children with life-threatening medical conditions around the world. #Shareyourwish at
About Make-A-Wish®
Make-A-Wish® grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s largest wish-granting organization, serving children in nearly 50 countries on five continents. With the help of generous donors and more than 30,000 volunteers worldwide, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the world every 23 minutes. Since 1980, it has granted more than 300,000 wishes to children around the world. For more information about Make-A-Wish International, visit and for more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit
Source: World Wish Day

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April 25, 2013 at 10:16 am

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