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Acquity Group Enhances eCommerce Experience for WESCO

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CHICAGO, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Acquity Group (NYSE MKT: AQ), a leading global Brand eCommerce® and digital marketing company, announces today the launch of an enhanced web presence for Carlton-Bates Company, an automation controls, electronic and electromechanical products distributor under the WESCO International, Inc., family of companies.

A global B2B distributor, WESCO enlisted Acquity Group to improve Carlton-Bates’ online business and customer experience. Built on the hybris Commerce Suite, Carltonbates.com features enhanced eCommerce capabilities that simplify the user experience for both Carlton-Bates consumers and internal teams. New capabilities include account flexibility for clients to manage online orders, a streamlined purchasing path and a single commerce platform for both B2B and B2C businesses.

“Even with our complex back-end systems, Acquity Group possessed the expertise needed to integrate a new eCommerce experience into our existing infrastructure,” said John Gierl, Director, Systems Technology & Infrastructure at WESCO. “Acquity Group knows B2B eCommerce and tailored the platform implementation to our specific needs, making the process easier on us.”

In addition to new eCommerce features, Carltonbates.com leverages advanced analytical tools to monitor crucial data and real-time feedback to make user experience improvements at a quicker pace. The site’s improved search functions are powered by an Endeca integration.

“As a leader in the B2B digital shift, WESCO’s investment in eCommerce provides a foundation for the company’s continued growth in multi-channel transactions,” said Chip Knicker, Vice President at Acquity Group. “We’re seeing a growing number of B2B companies developing online experiences that incorporate features and offerings standard in today’s B2C eCommerce experiences, so we were thrilled to help WESCO enhance Carlton-Bates’ digital presence to better serve their customers.”

With the hybris Commerce Suite, Carlton-Bates can manage all online content needs quickly and effectively, without having to go through the IT department. The new platform gives Carlton-Bates’ internal team more flexibility to add multiple promotions and rich media, and make rapid content changes – an especially useful component when used in conjunction with the analytics platforms.

“WESCO is one of the largest electrical wholesalers in the world and we are excited to be part of its successful eCommerce strategy,” said Steven Kramer, Executive Vice President Sales Americas at hybris. “Our solution has enabled WESCO to manage both its B2B and B2C commerce sites on a single platform while delivering rich product content and improving overall time to market.”

With digital investments on the rise, a growing number of B2B organizations are enlisting Acquity Group’s expertise to create digital experiences on par with popular consumer brands. Acquity Group’s brand eCommerce solution blends creative design, digital marketing and technology to deliver dynamic, mobile-ready shopping experiences that incorporate electronic catalogs, ordering and support for on-the-go business buyers.

To learn more about Acquity Group’s award-winning projects and eCommerce capabilities, visit www.acquitygroup.com.

About Acquity Group

Acquity Group is a leading Brand eCommerce® and digital marketing company that leverages the internet, mobile devices and social media to enhance its clients’ brands and e-commerce performance. It is the digital agency of record for a number of well-known global brands in multiple industries. Acquity Group has served more than 600 companies and their global brands through thirteen offices in North America. For more information about Acquity Group, visit acquitygroup.com.

About hybris

hybris helps businesses on every continent sell more goods, services and digital content through every touchpoint, channel and device. hybris delivers “OmniCommerce™”: state-of-the-art master data management and unified commerce processes that give a business a single view of its customers, products and orders, and its customers a single view of the business. hybris’ omni-channel software is built on a single platform, based on open standards, that is agile to support limitless innovation, efficient to drive the best TCO, and scalable and extensible to be the last commerce platform companies will ever need. Both principal industry analyst firms rank hybris as a “leader” and list its commerce platform among the top two or three in the market. The same software is available on-premise, on-demand and managed hosted, giving merchants of all sizes maximum flexibility. Over 500 companies have chosen hybris, including global B2B sites W.W.Grainger, Rexel, General Electric, Thomson Reuters and 3M as well as consumer brands Toys”R”Us, Metro, Bridgestone, P&G, Levi’s, Nikon, Galeries Lafayette, Migros, Nespresso and Lufthansa. hybris has operations in 15 countries around the globe. hybris is the future of commerce™. For more information, visit www.hybris.com

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May 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

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Supermicro(R) Server Platforms use NVIDIA GRID(TM) Technology to Deliver Graphics-Accelerated Performance to Virtual Desktops

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– SuperServer® GRID K1 and K2 Based Solutions Support up to 7,680 Concurrent Users per 42U SuperRack®

SAN JOSE, California, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing, today announced that Supermicro SuperServer® platforms integrate NVIDIA GRID K1 and K2 boards for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) support in the enterprise. These VDI solutions can be deployed in high-density clusters to serve large-scale user pools. Supermicro’s NVIDIA GRID technology-based platforms are fully validated to provide the most responsive user experience and support virtualization via software solutions from Citrix®, VMware® and Microsoft. NVIDIA GRID K2 boards are optimized for graphics and 3D-intensive tasks in Adobe® applications, Autodesk® and SolidWorks®, while NVIDIA GRID K1 boards offer high-density VDI for knowledge workers. OEMs and service providers looking to take advantage of this new virtualized computing power can deploy highly scalable solutions on Supermicro 1U, 2U, 4U/Tower, and 4U FatTwin™ NVIDIA GRID enterprise server configurations.

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“Supermicro provides the best server solutions for virtualized infrastructure in terms of performance per watt, per dollar and NVIDIA GRID support is a natural extension of our platforms,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Indeed, our success developing the world’s largest selection of GPU-based HPC solutions has led to this innovation for virtualized enterprise applications. Customers looking for the most effective and efficient path to scalable enterprise platforms need look no further than Supermicro for a dedicated selection of NVIDIA GRID optimized solutions.”

“With NVIDIA GRID, hardware-accelerated graphics is delivered to desktop virtualization users, finally giving them the performance and compatibility that has been standard in PCs for decades,” said Jeff Brown, vice president and general manager of the GRID business unit at NVIDIA. “With Supermicro’s wide selection of certified server solutions, IT professionals have the flexibility to quickly design and deploy optimized, virtualized desktop platforms throughout their organizations.”

Supermicro server platforms supporting NVIDIA GRID:

Visit www.supermicro.com/GPU to learn more about Supermicro’s comprehensive selection of GPU based solutions or browse Supermicro’s total line of high performance, high-efficiency server and storage solutions at www.supermicro.com.

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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 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, FatTwin, SuperServer, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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All other brands, names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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May 23, 2013 at 10:47 pm

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Zensun Announces Positive Clinical Results for Neucardin(TM) to Improve Heart Function and Reduce Mortality in Chronic Heart Failure Patients

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Clinical program supports accelerated approval filing with CFDA in China, and a Phase 3 program in the U.S.

SAN DIEGO and SHANGHAI, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Zensun Sci & Tech, Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company based in Shanghai and San Diego, announced today positive results of four completed Phase 2 clinical trials including three double-blind, placebo-controlled studies conducted in China and Australia and interim results from the United States Phase 2 trial for Zensun’s innovative “first-in-class” anti-heart failure drug, Neucardin™.

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The data demonstrates that Neucardin™ reduced all-cause mortality, improved heart function, reduced heart volumes, improved exercise capacity and quality of life on top of current standard of care in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Based on these clinical trial data, Zensun has filed a New Drug Application (NDA) in China to obtain accelerated market approval, and is planning a Phase 3 clinical program in the United States.

“Current treatments for chronic heart failure have improved mortality; however, they have reached their potential and novel therapeutic approaches are required if outcomes in these patients are to improve,” said Dr. Inder Anand, a Steering Committee Member for the United States clinical trial, Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Heart Failure Program at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. “Neucardin™ has truly novel mechanisms of action on the failing heart. It targets diseased heart tissue directly via two alternate pathways; one that promotes heart muscle’s structural integrity and the other improves the pumping efficiency of the heart.”

Global Phase 2 Clinical Trial Results for Neucardin™

Six-hundred and seventy-eight people with CHF have participated in the Neucardin™ clinical studies. Overall, the Phase 2 clinical studies demonstrated a 3 to 5% placebo corrected improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction, (LVEF) (p<0.05).

The results of three completed Phase 2 clinical studies from both China and Australia show that a 10 day intravenous infusion of Neucardin™ for 10 hours a day to New York Heart Association (NYHA) class II-III patients with heart failure increased cardiac function, reversed ventricular remodeling (reduced both left ventricular end systolic and end diastolic volumes), and reduced circulating NT-proBNP levels for up to three months after administration (all independent long-term predictors of mortality and morbidity).

A Phase 2 survival trial in China showed that 23 weekly intravenous bolus injections of Neucardin™ immediately following 10 daily intravenous infusions decreased all-cause mortality of CHF patients at one year by 39% compared with placebo. The survival benefit was even greater (60%) in patients with NYHA class III heart failure or with baseline NT-proBNP levels less than 4000 fmol/ml compared with placebo.

The Phase 2 clinical trial in the United States is a randomized, parallel, placebo-controlled double-blind study conducted at 11 clinical trial sites (active not recruiting). 

Sixty-seven patients with NYHA class II and III heart failure, on stable standard of care heart failure medication including implantable defibrillators (ICDs) in all patients, participated in the trial and were centrally randomized to placebo or two doses of Neucardin™. Study drug was administered subcutaneously using a mini pump for 8 hours a day for 10 days. The primary endpoint of the study was change from baseline in LVEF at day 30 after initiation of treatment compared with placebo. 

Results of the interim analysis show that at 30 days, both doses of Neucardin™ improved LVEF and reduced LV volumes compared with placebo as determined by both cardiac CT and 2D-echocardiography, and the improvement was maintained for up to 3 months after treatment. Secondary endpoints including exercise tolerance (six-minute walk distance) and quality of life scores (Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire) also improved.

The study also demonstrated that Neucardin™ has acceptable safety and pharmacokinetic profiles. Neucardin™ was well-tolerated with most of the adverse events limited to the gastrointestinal disorders such as vomiting, nausea and loss of appetite that recovered when drug administration was stopped, consistent with the safety profiles observed in previous China and Australia trials with intravenous administration of Neucardin™. An integrated safety database available on 747 patients with CHF shows a significantly reduced serious adverse event rate of 5.4% in the Neucardin™ group compared with 11.2% in the placebo group.

“With the increasing global prevalence and cost of CHF management, Zensun has the opportunity to provide this novel treatment for CHF to the world, potentially reducing both morbidity and mortality,” said Dr. Mingdong Zhou, CEO and President of Zensun. “The clinical trial results support moving this program forward aggressively in both China and the United States.”

Professor Anand further commented on the data, “The short trials including the one that was done in the United States, showed that the pumping function of the heart improved by about three to four percent points. And now if you look at something like a three to four percent improvement in the heart function, it could translate into a 30 to 40 percent reduction in overall mortality. And that is enormous considering that we are giving this drug on top of all the previous drugs that have already shown to have benefit in these patients.”

About Neucardin™

Neucardin™ is a unique peptide that directly targets the diseased cardiac muscle cell known as cardiomyocyte to improve heart function and reduce heart volume. Neucardin™ has completed 8 clinical trials with more than 700 patients with chronic heart failure.

Neucardin™ is a fragment peptide of human Neuregulin 1 that binds to the epidermal growth factor ErbB4 receptor tyrosine kinase (RTK) on cardiac myocytes. Once bound to the ErbB4 RTK receptor on cardiac myocytes, Neucardin™ modulates downstream signaling pathways leading to altered protein expression and regulation. The unique mechanism of action of Neucardin™ is to increase heart function via two key pathways: First, it promotes muscle structural organization by increasing the expression of a novel cardiac-specific myosin light chain (MLC-2v). Activation of cMLCK and MLC-2v are known to increase sarcomere reorganization and cardiac contractility and prevent cardiac decompensation from heart failure. CHF is associated with a pathological transition from the compensated heart to the decompensated heart. Second, Neucardin™ improves heart contraction and relaxation by regulating calcium cycling through the expression of sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) Ca (2+) ATPase and the ryanodine receptor.

About Chronic Heart Failure

Chronic heart failure is a major burden with an estimated prevalence of approximately 2% of people in the United States alone and an incidence of ~550,000 new cases per year.  Despite the spectacular success of β-blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, aldosterone receptor blockers and more recently ICD and CRT devices in reducing heart failure morbidity and mortality, the overall prognosis of these patients remains poor with a five-year mortality rate as high as 50% and increasing in the aging population.

Heart failure remains the leading cause of hospital admission among subjects over the age of 65 years and accounts for 1.1 million annual hospitalizations and annual hospital charges of $29 billion U.S. With no novel therapies in the last two decades, there are urgent unmet medical needs for the development of novel therapeutic approaches.

About Zensun

Zensun (Shanghai) Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (www.zensun.com) is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of innovative “first-in-class” biotherapeutic products for the treatment of serious and life-threatening unmet medical needs. It is focused on discovering new medicines using novel disease-specific targets and innovative technologies. Zensun’s patented discoveries are then developed into therapies. With adherence to the tenet of “healing for life,” Zensun hopes to transform the lives of heart failure and cancer patients by providing them with drugs that treat their disease, not just their symptoms.

To meet the world’s highest standards, incorporate international intelligence, and expand the coverage of patients, Zensun has infrastructure established in China, Australia, and the United States. As a globalized biopharmaceutical company, Zensun has gathered experts and pioneers from throughout the world aiming at global commercialization of the novel therapies, and has attracted investors with a forward vision and broad outlook. Zensun leverages the leading technology to best serve its patients and deliver maximum return for investors. Zensun is a paradigm-shifting company which has led the way in novel heart failure and cancer therapies.

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May 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm

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K-Wave in App Market Spreads Across Asia Pacific Region

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AdLatte, Now Launched in Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore

– Aiming to become the Global Mobile Platform utilizing past experience with impressive record of Eight Million Downloads

SEOUL, South Korea, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — On May 23, Jeong Soohwan, the CEO of AppDisco (http://eng.adlatte.com/), a leading company in reward-based mobile advertising scene, announces the multiple launches of its famous user-rewarding application ‘AdLatte’ in the Asia Pacific region including Australia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Singapore, as part of their effort to target overseas markets.

Global AdLatte
Global AdLatte

Jeong Soohwan, the CEO of AppDisco and Nguyen Duong, the General Director of GMARK
Jeong Soohwan, the CEO of AppDisco and Nguyen Duong, the General Director of GMARK

Taiwan AdLatte Latte Store
Taiwan AdLatte Latte Store

In line with the release in Japan last year, the app newly released in the four countries provides users with options to purchase items and cash out their accumulated Latte Points. The app is available in both Google Play Store and App Store. The alpha version that is launched in Singapore offers more diverse benefits by collaborating with popular brands such as Guess, La Senza and Blum, providing users with a higher level of satisfaction in comparison to the previous beta version. AppDisco currently has business entities established in Australia and Taiwan, and also obtains partnerships with Apostrophe Digital in Singapore and GMARK in Vietnam for local operations and marketing.

All four regions where AdLatte is available have been seeing a sharp increase in smartphone penetration as well as positive reception of mobile applications and IT trends. They are also comparable in that incentivized mobile advertising market is in its early stage. In Australia, the smartphone penetration rate is 52% of the total population, approximately 12 million users, and this reflects an increase of 37% from the previous year.[Note 1] Singapore actually has a higher number of smartphone users than its total population as a lot of Singaporeans own more than one device.[Note 2] The market potential is extremely high in Taiwan as its spending in mobile advertising has increased by over 100% according to DMA. Vietnam is also showing strong potential of the service as 70% of its population is in their thirties who actually have higher consumption rate.

Yoo Bumryung, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of AppDisco, stated, “Our economic model which is based on being rewarded for watching ads is attractive to anyone regardless of region and race. Therefore, I believe we have a good chance at success if we apply our past management experience that recorded 8 million downloads in South Korea and Japan.” He added, “We will strive to advance new markets on the basis of our belief in the merit of AdLatte’s signature intuitive user interface in addition to high and diverse user redemption.”

The CEO, Jeong Soohwan, said, “The biggest strength of AdLatte is that it is not limited to a certain field but to a variety of genres including games, music, consumer goods and etc. that acts as a marketplace for the exchange and sharing of different items. Through these launches overseas, we aim to make a new leap forward as the global mobile contents hub by creating partnerships based on stable localization, network expansion and by interconnecting content producers and users.”

On May 13th, AppDisco also announced launch of LatteScreen, one of its Latte Series, in 14 regions including Australia, Taiwan and Vietnam. LatteScreen is a reward-based mobile advertising lock screen that users can earn points by unlocking their smartphone. The service was launched in South Korea and Japan with its beta service and recorded 2 million downloads proving its potential.

About AppDisco

AppDisco, headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, is a trendy, creative business venture that strives to give users a new and fun experience through its products: AdLatte and LatteScreen. These two applications are AppDisco’s representative services that are leading the mobile advertising industry in South Korea. With unique ideas and passionate approach, AdLatte and LatteScreen aim to help people understand the paradigm shift from web to mobile by developing original contents for smartphone and tab devices.

Currently, AdLatte is Asia’s number one reward-based mobile advertising application with over eight million downloads in South Korea and Japan. In February and April, LatteScreen launched with its beta version in the two countries and hit two million downloads. AppDisco is providing performance based advertising services that allow advertisers to mark their market and see instant results. While advertisers can target their customers, users can also choose the advertisement of their choice and get rewarded!

For further information, check www.eng.adlatte.com / www.latte-screen.com or http://www.facebook.com/appdisco.global

Notes:
[1] http://view9.com.au/blog/item/australians-leading-the-world-in-mobile-usage
[2] http://www.ida.gov.sg/

Contact Info:

AppDisco Global PR Manager: Lyla Jeong
E lyla@adlatte.com
T +82-70-4658-4724

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May 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm

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TeamDrive Named a “Cool Vendor in Privacy” by Gartner

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HAMBURG, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

TeamDrive Recognized for its Innovative and Secure “Sync & Share” Technology Named One of Gartner’s “Cool Vendors” of 2013

TeamDrive Systems, the leading European-based provider of secure enterprise file synchronization services, announced today that is has been included in the “Cool Vendors in Privacy”, 2013 report by Gartner, Inc.

The rapid adoption of tablets and smart devices has seen the emergence of private and hybrid cloud services for secure “Sync & Share” technologies. “We believe our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner is confirmation that TeamDrive’s “security by design” meets the requirements of enterprises for secure collaboration solutions,” as stated by Volker Oboda, CEO & Co-founder of TeamDrive Systems. “We will continue to develop next generation, secure and user-friendly “Sync & Share” technology. We wholeheartedly thank Gartner for recognizing our contributions and efforts towards more privacy and security in the enterprise file sharing and synchronization market.”

About TeamDrive Systems

TeamDrive Systems enables secure, cross-company, as well as cross-platform, collaboration with total privacy, maximum security. TeamDrive offers a combination of cloud computing (private and public) and the free choice of servers, which delivers unlimited cost-effective scalability and independence. TeamDrive runs on Linux, Windows, Mac servers and clients as well as iPhones, iPads and Android Smartphones. For more information, please visit the TeamDrive website: http://www.teamdrive.com/  

Disclaimer: Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

* Gartner “Cool Vendors in Privacy” by Carsten Casper, Andrew Frank, Monica Basso, April 24 2013.

Media Contacts

Heidi Groshelle
Groshelle Communications (for TeamDrive)
Tel +1-415-821-1454
heidi@groshelle.com
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May 23, 2013 at 10:02 pm

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Dual-core Chip with the World’s Lowest Power Consumption – Rockchip RK3168

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SHENZHEN, China, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — At 3 pm on May 21, Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd. held the promotion of “A9 Dual-core Chip RK3168 of the World’s Lowest Power Consumption” in Midsummer Hall on the third floor of Shenzhen Pavilion Hotel. The promotion attracted a large number of solution providers, brand manufacturers and trade media, showing that RK3168 had entered the stage of mass production.

Ultra LOW Power Processor, RK3168 is Coming!  (PRNewsFoto/Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd.)
Ultra LOW Power Processor, RK3168 is Coming! (PRNewsFoto/Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd.)

Compared with dual-core chips on market, RK3168 has three major advantages:

Power consumption: Dual-core chip with the world’s lowest power consumption, one time lower than dual-A7 program;

Design: Quad-dual compatible, one board for double purposes;

Performance: The performance of RK3168 with dual-A9 core is two times higher than dual-A7 program with half the power consumption, because it uses 28nm. RK3168 supports the latest Android 4.2.2 system and Miracast screen mirror, and achieves multimedia sharing between mobile phones, tablet PCs and TVs.

RK3168 chips have world-class ultra-low power consumption, only half that of the Cortex-A7 dual-core chip, and is lower than almost all the dual-core tablet PCs on the market. A 7-inch tablet PC with 3000mAh battery can play HD video for eight hours continuously. RK3168 uses ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core architecture, the highest frequency is 1.2GHz, and the chip has high overall performance, which is higher than the industry’s current dual-core chip solution.

Quad-dual compatible, with one board for double purposes, is the most significant feature of Rockchip RK3168. At present, only RK3168 can achieve quick switching between dual-core and quad-core of the same PCB board. Dual-core RK3168 can be replaced with a high-end 28nm RK3188 quad-core chip pin to pin, so that solution providers and brand developers can save costs and time in product development, have a more comprehensive product layout and quickly respond to the changes in the dual-core / quad-core market.

The RK3168 program has passed the Google Global GMS and CTS certification, and can easily help customers access the mainstream market in Europe and America.

Summary:

Nowadays, quad-core has become the hottest topic in the tablet PC market, but single-core still occupies a large part of the market. Dual-core is expected to replace single core this year. RK3168 features high-end performance, low power consumption and is cost effective, getting the industry’s attention and generating a new round of competition in the dual-core market.

Chanel Xing
+86-591-83991906
xyy@rock-chips.com

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May 23, 2013 at 10:02 pm

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New Hardy Tradition Collection: Innovative, Daring and Colourful

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COGNAC, France, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Maison Hardy is offering a fresh take on its Tradition collection with five new packaging designs. Our VS, VSOP, VSOP Organic, XO and XO Rare reveal five different facets of the Hardy style, always with the emphasis on mild flavour and elegance.

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The Tradition collection is the heart of the Hardy range. Far from being reserved for the “happy few”, it brings the unique Hardy style within reach of all Cognac-lovers.

The designs are elegant and daring in a way that would certainly have won the approval of Anthony Hardy. “We have always asserted our own, very particular spirit”, says Benedicte, Ambassador of the firm and a direct descendant of the founder. “Our Cognac style is the exact opposite of robust and we wanted the colours of the collection to embody the mild character, finesse and daring style that are our hallmark.”

Tasting notes

HARDY VS

Hardy VS boasts an elegant, pale colour with golden tints. This harmonious alliance of the four finest Cognac crus exhales floral scents and offers subtle balance between fresh and smooth.

HARDY VSOP

Hardy VSOP charms the eye with its bronze colour and deep, attractive tints, and the nose with its fresh pear scents, leading into warmer walnut notes and spicy cinnamon hints. The flavours on the palate are simply perfectly balanced.

HARDY VSOP Organic

Hardy Organic remains true to the history and rare quality so dear to our company. Small batches of the highest quality were selected to make this VSOP.

Hardy Organic espouses the haute couture style of the firm in all its fine, mild elegance. This VSOP stands out by its added hint of freshness and aromatic purity.

HARDY XO

Hardy XO holds all its promises with its amber-tinted, vermilion colour and delicate bouquet of rose petals, ripe dates and cigar box. Its silky texture and long-lasting aromas are characteristic of the maturity of a great XO.

HARDY XO RARE

Hardy XO Rare plunges you into an experience like no other: draped in its amber-tinted vermilion robe, its magical fresh rose petal, ripe date and cigar box scents are an enchantment. The silky texture that comes with the maturity of a great XO is equalled only by its incredibly long-lasting flavours.

History

The haute couture spirit for 150 years

Maison Hardy was founded in 1863 by Victorian English gentleman Anthony Hardy. A lover of France and the French, he even had his first name changed to Antoine and chose the French cockerel as the symbol of his Cognac house.

Hardy is proud of its “Haute Couture for Cognac” signature. Like the great couturiers, Maison Hardy crafts rare and precious items. Its latest creations have been guided by is an unfailing quest for elegance.

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May 23, 2013 at 10:02 pm

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Dual-core Chip with the World’s Lowest Power Consumption – Rockchip RK3168

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SHENZHEN, China, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — At 3 pm on May 21, Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd. held the promotion of “A9 Dual-core Chip RK3168 of the World’s Lowest Power Consumption” in Midsummer Hall on the third floor of Shenzhen Pavilion Hotel. The promotion attracted a large number of solution providers, brand manufacturers and trade media, showing that RK3168 had entered the stage of mass production.

Ultra LOW Power Processor, RK3168 is Coming!
Ultra LOW Power Processor, RK3168 is Coming!

Compared with dual-core chips on market, RK3168 has three major advantages:

Power consumption: Dual-core chip with the world’s lowest power consumption, one time lower than dual-A7 program;

Design: Quad-dual compatible, one board for double purposes;

Performance: The performance of RK3168 with dual-A9 core is two times higher than dual-A7 program with half the power consumption, because it uses 28nm. RK3168 supports the latest Android 4.2.2 system and Miracast screen mirror, and achieves multimedia sharing between mobile phones, tablet PCs and TVs.

RK3168 chips have world-class ultra-low power consumption, only half that of the Cortex-A7 dual-core chip, and is lower than almost all the dual-core tablet PCs on the market. A 7-inch tablet PC with 3000mAh battery can play HD video for eight hours continuously. RK3168 uses ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core architecture, the highest frequency is 1.2GHz, and the chip has high overall performance, which is higher than the industry’s current dual-core chip solution.

Quad-dual compatible, with one board for double purposes, is the most significant feature of Rockchip RK3168. At present, only RK3168 can achieve quick switching between dual-core and quad-core of the same PCB board. Dual-core RK3168 can be replaced with a high-end 28nm RK3188 quad-core chip pin to pin, so that solution providers and brand developers can save costs and time in product development, have a more comprehensive product layout and quickly respond to the changes in the dual-core / quad-core market.

The RK3168 program has passed the Google Global GMS and CTS certification, and can easily help customers access the mainstream market in Europe and America.

Summary:

Nowadays, quad-core has become the hottest topic in the tablet PC market, but single-core still occupies a large part of the market. Dual-core is expected to replace single core this year. RK3168 features high-end performance, low power consumption and is cost effective, getting the industry’s attention and generating a new round of competition in the dual-core market.

Chanel Xing
+86-591-83991906
xyy@rock-chips.com

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May 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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China Zenix Auto International Schedules 2013 First Quarter Press Release and Conference Call for May 24, 2013

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ZHANGZHOU, China, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — China Zenix Auto International Limited (NYSE: ZX) (“Zenix Auto” or “the Company”), the largest commercial vehicle wheel manufacturer in China in both the aftermarket and OEM market by sales volume, today announced that it plans to release its unaudited financial results for the 2013 first quarter ended March 31, 2013, on Friday, May 24, 2013, before the market opens.

To participate, please call the following numbers 5 minutes before the call start time and ask to be connected to the “China Zenix Auto” conference call:

Phone Number: +1-877-407-0782 (U.S. Toll Free)
Phone Number: +1-201-689-8567 (International)

In addition, the conference call will be broadcast live over the Internet at: http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=171052
Please go to the web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary software.

A telephone replay of the call will be available after the conclusion of the conference call through 11:59 P.M. EDT on June 24, 2013. The dial-in details for the replay are: U.S. Toll Free Number +1-877-660-6853, International dial-in number +1-201-612-7415 using Conference ID “415406” to access the replay.

About China Zenix Auto International Limited

China Zenix Auto International Limited is the largest commercial vehicle wheel manufacturer in China in both the aftermarket and OEM market by sales volume. With a large intellectual property portfolio, the Company offers more than 330 series of tubed steel wheels, tubeless steel wheels, and off-road steel wheels in both the aftermarket and OEM market in China and internationally. Zenix Auto’s customers include group members of a number of large PRC commercial vehicle manufacturers, and it also exports products to over 90 distributors in more than 30 countries worldwide. With five large, strategically located manufacturing facilities in multiple regions across China, the Company has an aggregate annual production capacity of approximately 15.0 million units of steel wheels as of March 31, 2013. For more information, please visit: http://www.zenixauto.com/en.

Safe Harbor

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “future,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “estimates,” “confident” and similar statements. Among other things, the revenue guidance and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as Zenix Auto’s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. Zenix Auto may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the SEC, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Zenix Auto’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: our growth strategies; our future business development, including our ability to successfully develop new tubeless steel wheel products and the planned introduction of aluminum wheels; our ability to expand our distribution network; overall growth in the aftermarket and OEM market in China and elsewhere, which depends on a number of factors beyond our control including economic growth rates and vehicle sales; and changes in our revenues and certain cost or expense items as a percentage of our revenues. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in our filings with the SEC. Zenix Auto does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of the press release, and Zenix Auto undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

For further information, please contact:

Investor Contact:
Kevin Theiss
Grayling
Tel: +1-646-284-9409
Email: kevin.theiss@grayling.com

Media Contact:
Ivette Almeida
Grayling
Tel: +1 917-302-9946
Email: ivette.almeida@grayling.com

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May 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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Trace Earning Forecast for Bank of America, Pfizer, NetApp, Facebook, General Electric, and Cisco

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HONG KONG, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — EarningForecast.com has issued earnings forecast reports for today’s US market: Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), General Electric (NYSE:GE), and Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO).

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Report Highlights:

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC): By the end of trading session, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) shares dropped 0.97% to US$0.13 with more than 174.50 million shares traded, compared to its average volume of 131.47 million shares. Through the last trading session, the shares reached a new 52-week high price of US$13.73. The company experienced a 13% decline in mortgage revenue of the first quarter. According to recent mortgage bankers’ survey, the mortgage activities are improving in the second quarter. Observing comprehensive analysis of Bank of America could help investors avoid big loss in investment. Check BAC earnings forecast report below.

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Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE): Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) shares began the trading session with a price of US$29.55. When day-trade ended, the stock finally earned US$0.52 (or 1.81%) to US$29.30. The stock traded 83.68 million shares in the last trading session, compared to its daily average of 36.61 million shares. The company is spinning off the rest shares of Zoetis, which was part of reducing cost and focus on its core business. Investors may want to find out where Pfizer will go from here. Observe comprehensive PFE earnings forecast report here.

Read Full Report: http://www.earningforecast.com/PR/052313A/PFE/Pfizer.pdf

NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP): The share of NetApp (NASDAQ:NTAP) began the trading session with a price of US$38.88. When day-trade ended, the stock price rose 1.77% to US$37.28. The stock traded 36.13 million shares in the last trading session, heavier than its daily average of 10.13 million shares. The company extended its share buyback program, which will perform US$3 billion for over three years. Do you think Intel will go on? Do you think now is a good time to buy the stock? Investors could check NTAP earnings forecast report here.

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Today EarningForecast.com also observed abnormal trade volume for the following companies; Check out the consensus earnings forecast reports below:

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB):

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General Electric Company (NYSE:GE):

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Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO):

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May 23, 2013 at 9:17 pm

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