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Frost & Sullivan: Demand for Enhanced Safety Features in Driver Assistance Systems to Fuel Developments in Sensor Technology

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— Vision and ultrasonic sensor installations most often used in the medium to long term

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Sensors are a crucial part of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and the demand for enhanced safety features will fuel developments in sensor technology. In the future, sophisticated ADAS solutions will not only detect obstacles, but also automatically brake and steer the vehicle to prevent collisions with other vehicles or pedestrians.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan(http://www.technicalinsights.frost.com), Advances in Sensors for Automotive Driver Assistance Systems, finds that ultrasound and vision-based systems will be the most used ADAS sensor technologies in the medium to long term, assisting in parking, lane departure warning, and blind spot detection.

If you are interested in more information on this study, please send an e-mail 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.

Image sensors in front facing, rear view, surround view and blind spot detection cameras are the primary sensing technologies used for lane departure warning and obstacle detection. While charge coupled device image sensors and image sensors capable of generating stereoscopic images will be used widely in automobiles, radio detection and ranging may be a disruptive technology to image sensors in blind spot detection.

“Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) sensors that determine the distance of obstacles also have various applications in ADAS, including obstacle detection, blind spot detection and parking assistance,” said Technical Insights Research Analyst Emil Lazarski. “Their collaboration with other sensing technologies to provide a comprehensive solution will boost the adoption of LIDAR for ADAS.”

Ultrasonic sensors that identify obstacles in the vicinity of the automobile through sound waves are mainly employed as smart parking assist sensors along with vision systems. They can also warn of the presence of a vehicle in an adjacent lane, and anticipate crashes so that associated systems like airbags and seat belts are deployed to improve passenger safety in the event of an accident.

The primary function of infrared imaging sensing is for night vision, although these solutions, initially used in defense applications, are expensive. In fact, the high costs of sensing systems in general have limited ADAS installations to the premium car segment. Thus, the development of multi-functional sensors is crucial to reduce overall costs.

“Collaboration among various entities of the value chain, including vehicle manufacturers, universities and suppliers, to build effective products will lower the cost of ADAS and encourage installations,” said Technical Insights Research Analyst Sumit Kumar Pal. “Government regulations will also play an important role in enabling large-scale ADAS deployments.”

Advances in Sensors for Automotive Driver Assistance Systems, a part of the Technical Insights subscription, provides an overview of ADAS and driver monitoring techniques, sensor technologies used in ADAS, drivers and challenges, key innovations, trends in the industry and a roadmap for different sensor technologies for ADAS. Further, this research service includes detailed technology analysis and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

Technical Insights is an international technology analysis business that produces a variety of technical news alerts, newsletters, and research services.

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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June 19, 2013 at 2:46 pm

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DDoS Attacks Against University Federal Credit Union End with Prolexic

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Prolexic’s mitigation services now protects Credit Union with US$1.6 Billion in Assets

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Prolexic, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, announced today that University Federal Credit Union (UFCU) in Austin, Texas, has engaged Prolexic to provide always-on DDoS mitigation services through its PLXproxy solution. UFCU is the largest, locally-owned financial institution in Austin, Texas, with branches serving over 162,000 members throughout the Austin and Galveston areas. The online banking site of UFCU (www.ufcu.org) had been brought down by two DDoS attacks before the firm engaged Prolexic.

“Credit unions need to have DDoS protection, especially in light of the huge impact to financial institutions during the Operation Ababil DDoS attacks last fall,” said Stuart Scholly, president at Prolexic. “Multiple attacks on UFCU and several other credit unions over the past few months is clear evidence that DDoS perpetrators are going after this financial sector with full force.”

Multiple DDoS Attacks
On January 24 of this year, DDoS attackers targeted the firm’s online banking URL and IP address and took down the website for 2 hours and 36 minutes. The attack peaked at 5.4 Gbps and lasted approximately two days before being mitigated by UFCU’s in-house IT resources and the credit union’s Internet Service Provider (ISP). During the site downtime, UFCU members could not access online banking, apply for auto loans or download documents, thereby totally disrupting the credit union’s services.

UFCU experienced a second DDoS attack on February 25, during which the online banking site was down for 4 hours and 6 minutes. Traffic peaked at 10.1 Gbps in a more sophisticated, randomized attack. The attackers’ strategy employed a toolkit to flood servers with repeated PDF requests and later switch to a new attack signature that targeted UFCU’s external DNS over port 53. The attack was mitigated approximately two days later with assistance from UFCU’s ISP.

Successful DDoS mitigation
After provisioning the PLXproxy DDoS mitigation service, Prolexic successfully mitigated a third DDoS attack against UFCU on March 7 of this year. The online banking site did not go down and neither UFCU’s IT team nor credit union members realized that a DDoS attack had even taken place due to the effective DDoS mitigation techniques employed.

“The March 7 attack had zero impact on our site thanks to DDoS protection by Prolexic,” said Glen Roberts, Infrastructure and Security Manager at UFCU. “The spike on the Prolexic Dashboard got up to just 575 Mbps, but our Internet pipe is only 50 Mbps, so that’s well over 10 times what we’re capable of handling. The Prolexic mitigation service kicked in quickly, so there wasn’t even a blip on our radar. You could tell that Prolexic was scrubbing that traffic out. That was a good win for us and Prolexic.”

Recommendations for DDoS preparedness
As the number of DDoS attacks against credit unions continues to rise, the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) has responded by recommending three key DDoS preparation strategies for credit unions:

“Performing risk assessments to identify risks associated with DDoS attacks.
Ensuring incident response programs include a DDoS attack scenario during testing and address activities before, during, and after an attack.
Performing ongoing third-party due diligence, in particular on Internet and web-hosting service providers, to identify risks and implement appropriate traffic management policies and controls”[1]

Prolexic helped UFCU fulfill these recommendations by working with Roberts to create a DDoS run book. UFCU’s DDoS run book contains contact information for Prolexic, for the ISP, and for other credit unions that could possibly also be under DDoS attack. It also includes an architecture diagram of the UFCU network, as well as language to be used to communicate with credit union members when an attack occurs.

“Each company has its own incident response plan, but I think that every company should also have a DDoS-specific response plan, as well,” said Roberts. “After UFCU’s experience with DDoS attacks, I would encourage any credit union over US$500 million in assets to seriously consider purchasing DDoS mitigation services.”

To learn more, the full UFCU case study can be downloaded from http://www.prolexic.com/ufcu.

About Prolexic
Prolexic is the world’s largest, most trusted Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation provider. Able to absorb the largest and most complex attacks ever launched, Prolexic restores mission-critical Internet-facing infrastructures for global enterprises and government agencies within minutes. Ten of the world’s largest banks and the leading companies in e-Commerce, SaaS, payment processing, travel/hospitality, gaming and other at-risk industries rely on Prolexic to protect their businesses. Founded in 2003 as the world’s first in-the-cloud DDoS mitigation platform, Prolexic is headquartered in Hollywood, Florida and has scrubbing centers located in the Americas, Europe and Asia. To learn more about how Prolexic can stop DDoS attacks and protect your business, please visit http://www.prolexic.com, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and @Prolexic on Twitter.

About UFCU
Exceeding US$1.6 billion in assets, UFCU is Austin’s largest locally-owned financial institution and serves over 162,000 members in the Austin and Galveston areas. UFCU provides a variety of products, services and education programs to meet your needs through all phases of your life. To learn more about UFCU’s products and services, including low rate auto loans, visit http://www.ufcu.org.

Contact:
Michael E. Donner
SVP, Chief Marketing Officer
Prolexic
Media {at} Prolexic {dot} com
+1 (954) 620 6017

[1] NCUA Risk Alert, February 2013, http://www.ncua.gov/Resources/Pages/RSK2013-01.aspx
Source: Prolexic Technologies

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June 19, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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U.S. Manufacturers Face More Severe Problems In Finding Qualified Production Workers, a New Study Finds

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A new Manufacturing Leadership Council survey finds many candidates are under-qualified and not ‘workforce-ready’

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — U.S. manufacturers currently face a complex set of issues in finding qualified production and operations workers, leading to tens of thousands of unfilled positions throughout the industry. This is expected to intensify in the years ahead, according to a new survey by the Manufacturing Leadership Council | Frost & Sullivan.

Today, more than 80 percent of manufacturers surveyed said they are having difficulty in finding qualified production and operations workers. In the next five to 10 years, the difficulty is expected to further worsen as U.S. companies increasingly compete for talent in a global market.

Significantly, even when manufacturers are able to identify production and operations candidates, many workers show up unprepared to perform their jobs. Slightly over half of survey respondents stated that candidates for hourly production positions are not “workforce-ready” due to educational and cultural factors.

The survey, which garnered 226 responses from companies across a range of manufacturing sectors in the U.S., forms the basis of a new White Paper from the Manufacturing Leadership Council titled “The Manufacturing Workforce: A Deepening Crisis.” The survey assessed the state of the workforce, sources of talent, key skills and disciplines, the extent of diversity, the effectiveness of training programs, and the competitiveness of compensation packages.

To access this white paper, please visit: http://bit.ly/1bNsSi8.

“The bottom line on the manufacturing workforce issue is that manufacturers will continue to face significant challenges in attracting the people they need to run their production facilities and operations,” said Global Vice President and Editor Director at the Manufacturing Leadership Council and lead author of the study David R. Brousell. “Absent major changes and improvements to the educational system as well as the public perception of manufacturing and the career opportunities it can offer, individual manufacturing companies will bear most of the responsibility for providing for their future workforce needs.”

Other key findings of the survey include:

Less than one-third of survey respondents said they have devised a formal strategy to identify their long-term workforce needs, including skill types.
In the next five to 10 years, more than half of survey takers expect apprenticeships to become a more important source of workers.
Only a fraction of survey respondents, 14 percent, gave their companies’ training programs high marks.
A relatively low level of diversity within the ranks of salaried workers today is expected change significantly within the next five to 10 years.

About the Manufacturing Leadership Community
The Manufacturing Leadership Community, Frost & Sullivan, is the world’s first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Community’s mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Community offers an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services — including the Manufacturing Executive Website, an online global business network with 5,300 members around the world; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit; the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, please visit http://www.MLCouncil.com.

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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Mireya Espinoza
Corporate Communications – North America
P: +1-210-247-3870
E: mireya.espinoza@frost.com

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Source: Frost & Sullivan

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June 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

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Supermicro(R) Announces Support for New Intel(R) Xeon Phi(TM) x100 Product Family

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  • Full Range of SuperServer® Solutions Including FatTwin™ Provide Widest Selection of High-Density Compute Platforms for High-Performance Computing

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing announces the industry’s widest range of server solutions supporting Intel’s new Xeon Phi coprocessors this week in Leipzig, Germany at the 2013 International Supercomputing Conference (ISC). Supermicro’s HPC solutions unify the latest Intel® Xeon® processors with Intel’s Many Integrated Core (MIC) architecture based Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to dramatically accelerate development and performance of engineering, scientific and research applications. Supermicro solutions are available in 0.7U SuperBlade®, 1U, 2U, 3U SuperServer® and high-density 7U 20x MIC SuperBlade® or 4U 12x MIC FatTwin designed to support the highest performance 300W Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. FatTwin clusters have been successfully deployed in the field supporting thousands of nodes at recent HPC projects. With new Supermicro solutions based on Intel Xeon Phi 3100, 5100 and 7100 coprocessor series, the HPC community will have access to more options for massive parallel processing power with double-precision performance.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130617/AQ32726)

“Supermicro’s presence in the HPC community is strong and growing with the introduction of our new Intel Xeon Phi coprocessor based server solutions,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “With the addition of new Intel Xeon Phi 3100, 5100 and 7100 series coprocessors, we offer five times the amount of solutions providing our customers maximum flexibility to create HPC solutions optimized for their exact application needs.”

“Supermicro has a proven record to adopt new technologies that accelerate the deployment of systems assisting in key engineering and research applications,” said Rajesh Hazra, Vice President and General Manager of Intel’s Technical Computing Group. “With our five newIntel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessor product offerings, Supermicro continues to demonstrate a capability to deliver innovative, time to market solutions to the high performance computing community.”

Supermicro has the following HPC platforms validated for Intel Xeon Phi 3100, 5100 and 7100 coprocessors (www.supermicro.com/MIC)

  • 0.7U SuperBlade® SBI-7127RG-E – 2x MIC cards, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, up to 256GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory, 4x FDR (56Gb) InfiniBand or 10GbE supported via optional mezzanine card, 1x SSD support,  up to 120x MIC + 120 CPU per 42U SuperRack®
  • 4U 4x hot-plug Node FatTwin™ SYS-F627G3-FT+/FTPT+/F73+/F73PT+ – 12x MIC cards (3x per node), dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors per node, up to 512GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory in 16x DIMM slots per node, up to 2x hot-swap 3.5″ SATA (-FT+/-FTPT+) or SAS2 (-F73+/-F73PT+) HDDs per node
  • 4U 4x hot-plug Node FatTwin™ SYS-F627G2-FT+/FTPT+/F73+/F73PT+ – 12x MIC cards (3x per node), dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors per node, up to 512GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory in 16x DIMM slots per node, up to 6x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA (-FT+/-FTPT+) or SAS2 (-F73+/-F73PT+) HDDs per node
  • 3U SYS-6037R-72RFT+ – 2x MIC cards, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, up to 728GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory in 24x DIMM slots, 8x hot-swap 3.5″ HDD bays, 2x 5.25″ peripheral drive bays
  • 2U SYS-2027GR-TRF/TRFT/TSF – 4x MIC cards, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, up to 256GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory, 10x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA HDD bays (4x SATA2, 6x SATA3)
  • 2U SYS-2027GR-TRFH/TRFHT – 6x MIC cards, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, up to 256GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory, 10x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA HDD bays (4x SATA2, 6x SATA3)
  • 1U SYS-1027GR-TRFT/TRF/TSF – 3x MIC cards, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, up to 256GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory, 4x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA HDD bays
  • 1U SYS-1027GR-TRFT+/TRF+ – 2x MIC cards, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, up to 512GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory in 16x DIMM slots, 4x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA HDD bays
  • 1U SYS-1017GR-TF – 2x MIC cards, single Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processor, up to 256GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory, 6x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA HDD bays
  • 1U SYS-5017GR-TF – 2x MIC cards, single Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processor, up to 256GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory, 3x hot-swap 3.5″ SATA HDD bays
  • 4U/Tower SYS-7047GR-TPRF – 4x MIC cards, dual Intel Xeon E5-2600 series processors, up to 512GB DDR3 1600MHz ECC memory in 16x DIMM slots, 8x hot-swap 3.5″ SATA HDD bays, 3x 5.25″ peripheral drive bays, 1x 3.5″ fixed drive bay

Supermicro’s ISC exhibits:

  • 4U Power Saving FatTwin™ (SYS-F617R3-FT) – 8x hot-swap nodes, front I/O, featuring 16% lower power consumption with a superior shared cooling and power resource architecture and redundant Platinum Level high efficiency (94%+)  power supplies for an advanced thermal optimized solution
  • 2U Twin2 (SYS-6027TR-HTRF) – 4x hot-plug nodes, each node supporting 2x Intel Xeon E5-2600 processors, up to 256GB 1600MHz ECC memory, 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) low-profile expansion slot, dual GbE ports, 3x hot-swap 3.5″ SATA3/SATA2 HDD bays
  • 3U 12-node MicroCloud (SYS-5038ML-H12TRF) featuring 12x independent hot-swappable nodes, each supporting Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 V3 13W-80W CPUs, 32GB memory, 2x 3.5″ or optional 4x 2.5″ HDDs and MicroLP expansion
  • 4U high-density Double-Sided Storage® (SSG-6047R-E1R72L) 72x 3.5″ external hot-swap HDDs with 2x internal (optional 2x external) 2.5″ fixed HDDs

High-Performance Server Boards

  • Dual Processor (DP) motherboards feature Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 family support and a variety of design optimizations including support for CPUs up to 150W TDP, up to 768GB 1600MHz ECC memory, expansion oriented WIO form factors and the world’s only 11x PCI-E slot solution.
  • Uniprocessor (UP) motherboards offer features covering a wide range of HPC applications from high-performance 6Gb/s storage, overclocking capability, legacy PCI support, remote management functionality and special WIO form factors for flexible expansion options.

Visit Supermicro at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Leipzig, Germany June 16th through the 20th at the Congress Center Leipzig (CCL), Booth #320 or browse Supermicro’s total line of high performance, high-efficiency server and storage solutions at www.supermicro.com.

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, FatTwin, SuperServer, SuperBlade, Double-Sided Storage, SuperRack, Building Block Solutions and We Keep IT Green are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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

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Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:SMCI

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June 19, 2013 at 11:34 am

Far East Energy Announces Spudding of 30th Well of 2013, 6 More Wells Reach Total Depth, CEO Appears on CNBC Asia

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Far East Energy announces spudding of 30th well of 2013 at Shouyang; speaking on CNBC Asia CEO Mike McElwrath says that CBM is the precursor to shale in mainland China; he will also be present at the Standard Chartered Bank Earth’s Resources conference in Hong Kong next week.

HOUSTON, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC) the US listed company that operates the Shouyang PSC in Shanxi Province, People’s Republic of China, today announced that 7 new wells have commenced in the 17 days since the last 2013 drilling program update release issued on Tuesday, May 28, bringing to 30 the number of wells spudded in 2013. They are production wells 128D, 62-3D, and 81-4D, as well as appraisal/exploration wells SYE-05, SYE-14, SYS02-1D, and SYW-14. Additionally 6 wells reached total depth (TD) in the past 17 days. These are the SYW-08, SYE-16, SYW-11 appraisal/exploration wells, and the 62-4D, 81-3D, and 165D production wells.

These are further production/appraisal wells in the 1656 square kilometers block, designed to continue the dewatering process in the 1H Pilot Area and to continue the process of establishing the extent of the high permeability, high gas content coals across the 40km x 40km Shouyang Block.

Commenting, CEO Mike McElwrath said, “We now have 25 rigs working in the field, the greatest number in our history and a significant number for any company. This level of activity takes us closer to the point at which we hit the critical number of production wells in our core production area.”

Speaking on CNBC Asia this week in Hong Kong, McElwrath underlined the importance of the Shouyang project to mainland China’s energy needs, saying, “Significant shale gas production is likely a decade or more away in mainland China, but CBM is here now and I believe CBM will be the forerunner to shale gas production, providing a major source of gas for mainland China.”

He went on to say, “The high permeability discovery in our Shouyang Block project, has attracted a great deal of attention and several off-take pipelines are built directly to or through our production area; and, with the opportunities that are opening up, I believe Far East is extremely well positioned for a breakthrough year. With the increased deregulation of gas in China, along with increased market pricing, I believe that FEEC will be a leader in the CBM industry in China.”

Please follow the link below for the full interview.
http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000175084&play=1

Prior to heading back to the operations team in Beijing, Mr. McElwrath will be spending further time in Hong Kong next week, meeting with investors and being present at the Standard Chartered Bank Earth’s Resources conference, now seen as the pre-eminent resources-focused conference in Asia and, FEEC is pleased to be present for the third year running.

The conference provides FEEC with a further excellent opportunity to showcase the strengths of the company’s Shouyang CBM project in Shanxi Province, PRC and the progress made on its production and appraisal well drilling program so far in 2013.

Far East Energy Corporation
Based in Houston, Texas, with offices in Beijing, and Taiyuan City, China, Far East Energy Corporation is focused on coalbed methane exploration and development in China.

Statements contained in this press release that state the intentions, hopes, estimates, beliefs, anticipations, expectations or predictions of the future of Far East Energy Corporation and its management are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. It is important to note that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements include: the preliminary nature of well data, including permeability and gas content; there can be no assurance as to the volume of gas that is ultimately produced or sold from our wells; the fracture stimulation and drilling programs may not be successful in increasing gas volumes; due to limitations under Chinese law, we may have only limited rights to enforce the gas sales agreement between Shanxi Province Guoxin Energy Development Group Limited and China United Coalbed Methane Corporation, to which we are an express beneficiary; additional wells may not be drilled, or if drilled may not be timely; additional pipelines and gathering systems needed to transport our gas may not be constructed, or if constructed may not be timely, or their routes may differ from those anticipated; the pipeline and local distribution/compressed natural gas companies may decline to purchase or take our gas, or we may not be able to enforce our rights under definitive agreements with pipelines; conflicts with coal mining operations or coordination of our exploration and production activities with mining activities could adversely impact or add significant costs to our operations; our lack of operating history; limited and potentially inadequate management of our cash resources; risk and uncertainties associated with exploration, development and production of coalbed methane; our inability to extract or sell all or a substantial portion of our reserves and other resources; we may not satisfy requirements for listing our securities on a securities exchange; expropriation and other risks associated with foreign operations; disruptions in capital markets affecting fundraising; matters affecting the energy industry generally; lack of availability of oil and gas field goods and services; environmental risks; drilling and production risks; changes in laws or regulations affecting our operations, as well as other risks described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Source: Far East Energy Corporation

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June 19, 2013 at 11:17 am

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NSFOCUS Launches Dedicated DDoS Mitigation for North American Web Hosting Providers

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New Managed Security Service (MSS) Offers Around-the-Clock, Sentient DDoS Protection

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NSFOCUS, Inc. (NSFOCUS), a global provider of solutions and services for distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, today introduced its Managed Security Service (MSS) to the North American market. MSS complements NSFOCUS’ carrier-grade Anti-DDoS System (ADS) by helping high-capacity data center operators and Web hosting service providers protect their most valuable asset: customers’ websites. The solution combines enterprise-level DDoS hardware and software with dedicated monitoring from NSFOCUS’s cloud-based network security operation centers around the world.

DDoS attacks are continuing to evolve in complexity and can occur at any time. Web hosting service providers and data center colocation operators, whose revenues are closely tied to the ongoing success of their customers’ websites, require a deeper level of DDoS support than previously available.

“MSS can evaluate and determine, based on proprietary algorithms, whether or not a site visitor is a human or a malicious botnet. But that is only the beginning,” said Frank Ip, vice president of U.S. operations for NSFOCUS. “The one-two punch of flexible, battle-tested, on-premise technology and around-the-clock access to a DDoS security expert makes MSS a true business partner for keeping website uptime high, maintaining customer satisfaction and generating additional revenue.”

The key to effective DDoS mitigation is the ability to identify malicious user behavior while still allowing the free flow of good user traffic. The multi-layered technology built into MSS enables Web hosting service providers to send all traffic through the ADS hardware, processing legitimate users while segregating suspicious ones.

About NSFOCUS

Founded in 2000, NSFOCUS, Inc. (NSFOCUS) provides enterprise-level, carrier-grade solutions and services for distributed denial of service (DDoS) mitigation, Web security and enterprise-level network security. With more than 10 years of experience in DDoS research and development and mitigation, NSFOCUS has helped customers around the world maintain high levels of Internet security, website uptime and business operations to ensure that their online systems remain available. The NSFOCUS Anti-DDoS System (ADS) empowers customers to find and fend off a variety of incidents, from simple network layer attacks to more sophisticated and potentially damaging application-layer attacks, all while guaranteeing legitimate traffic gets through to networks and corporate-critical systems. For more information, visit http://www.nsfocus.com/.

Source: NSFOCUS Information Technology Co., Ltd.

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June 19, 2013 at 11:16 am

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APCON and Datumstruct Join Forces at CommunicAsia

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— Partners to showcase best-of-breed intelligent network monitoring solutions

SINGAPORE and WILSONVILLE, Oregon, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — APCON, the industry leader in intelligent network monitoring and security support solutions, today announced that the company will demonstrate APCON technology alongside leading partner, Datumstruct, a leading technology provider and distributor in the Asia Pacific region, at CommunicAsia.

APCON will showcase some of the latest intelligent network monitoring products and services at the Datumstruct booth #BD3-01 (Basement 2, Hall D). Solutions to be showcased are designed to achieve 100% network visibility, enhance and preserve existing network monitoring and architecture investments, and include:

Time stamping
Multi-switch management options including mobile app
40G trunking solutions
Packet slicing and de-duplication
Other features and new networking blades that increase performance, flexibility and operational efficiencies

Datumstruct has been a certified APCON partner and product distributor since 2008. They offer solutions for IT infrastructures, with a focus on data center management, network resource optimization, secure desktop management and connectivity. At the event, the company will feature their comprehensive and holistic suite of products and services, including:

Critical facility solutions: command and control centres, ergonomic mounting and mobility applications
Value-added-distributor in niche IT infrastructure
Solutions: data centre management, design and build, maximized network intelligence, secured Matrix Switch, and more

“Datumstruct has been an important partner for APCON, and has greatly contributed to our presence in the Asia Pacific region, which is a key market for us,” said Richard Rauch, president and CEO of APCON. “Datumstruct’s offerings complement our intelligent network monitoring and aggregation solutions, and their quality of service delivers upon our customers’ high expectations.”

To learn more about the Datumstruct and APCON partnership, visit http://www.datumstruct.com.

About Datumstruct

Datumstruct offers a comprehensive and holistic suite of products and services that include solutions for Command and Control Centres, Ergonomic Mounting and Mobility Applications, IT Infrastructures as well as Professional Audio Video Connectivity.

Datumstruct is also the region’s key technology solutions distributor offering solutions in Data Centre Management, Network Resource Optimisation and Secure Desktop Matrix Extension. To complete the picture, Datumstruct integrates IT & audio video hardware and software that meets industry-specific needs and caters to unique business requirements; thus developing a synergy that effectively unites design with the latest developments in technology.

Headquartered in Singapore, Datumstruct has offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Hong Kong and Middle East, supporting its extensive regional network.

For more information, visit http://www.datumstruct.com/.

About APCON

APCON develops innovative, scalable technology solutions to enhance network monitoring, support IT traffic analysis, and streamline IT network management and security. The company serves as the industry leader for state-of-the-art IT data aggregation, filtering, and network switching products, as well as leading-edge management-software support. Organizations in over 50 countries currently depend on APCON solutions in their network infrastructures. Customers include Global Fortune 500 companies, banks and financial services institutions, telecommunication and service providers, government and military organizations, and computer equipment manufacturers. For more information, visit http://www.apcon.com or follow on Twitter at @APCON.
Source: APCON

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June 19, 2013 at 11:01 am

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ITC Rules in Favor of SI Group in Intellectual Property Case

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SCHENECTADY, New York, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — SI Group, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of chemical intermediates, achieved a significant victory in the intellectual property case filed with the International Trade Commission (ITC) against Sino Legend (Zhangjiagang) Chemical Co., Ltd., Red Avenue Chemical Co. Ltd., and certain affiliates.

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Today, Judge Rogers issued a determination in favor of SI Group, confirming that Sino Legend has misappropriated SI Group trade secrets. SI Group fully expects that, based on the determination, the six-member Commission will prohibit Sino Legend and Red Avenue from importing the affected products into the United States.

“Judge Rogers’ conclusion on misappropriation is fair and judicious,” said Stephen Large, Board member. “It confirms what we have known all along. Now, it’s also very clear to our customers and suppliers, and to the industry, that Sino Legend’s business in these products is based on our innovation.”

The ITC complaint, filed on May 21, 2012, came as a result of Sino Legend colluding with, and then hiring away, a plant manager from SI Group’s Shanghai manufacturing plant. Since that time, Sino Legend has been producing rubber resins in competition with SI Group’s proprietary rubber resins.

“This ruling is a real victory for SI Group,” said Tom Masterson, General Counsel. “The thorough process followed by the ITC demonstrates that misappropriation will not be tolerated in the United States. By way of comparison, the failure to reach a similar conclusion in a China-based lawsuit against Sino Legend based on the same events is a testament to the importance of ensuring that all of the facts are on the table when resolving these claims.”

SI Group remains committed to protecting its intellectual property and trade secrets in China and around the world.

About SI Group

SI Group is a family-owned company founded in 1906 and headquartered in Schenectady, New York. A leading global developer and manufacturer of phenolic resins, alkylphenolic resins, alkylated phenols and other chemical intermediates, SI Group operates 20 facilities in 10 countries around the world. For more information about SI Group, visit http://www.siigroup.com/.

Contact:
Brooke Manrique
Public Relations & Marketing Communications Manager
SI Group, Inc.
+1-518-347-4112
brooke.manrique@siigroup.com

Source: SI Group, Inc.

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June 19, 2013 at 10:52 am

Kepware’s Communication Platform Answers Automation Industry’s Call for Improved Security and Interoperability

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New KEPServerEX V5.12 offers intuitive security plug-in, user access management, and increased interoperability with modern OPC UA standards

PORTLAND, Maine, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — A defense-in-depth security policy can minimize both malicious and unintentional mistakes that may cause downtime or impact safety. Today, Kepware Technologies, a software development company focused on communications for automation, released KEPServerEX® V5.12—the latest edition of its flagship communications platform designed to help meet industry security requirements and increase interoperability with modern OPC UA standards.

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“At Kepware, we’re constantly adapting to address the evolving needs of our customers,” said Tony Paine, President and CEO of Kepware Technologies. “Based on customer input, the ability to provide high levels of security and interoperability through modern standards such as OPC UA are of growing importance, so we have responded to these priorities in our latest KEPServerEX release.”

With its new Security Policies Plug-In and updated User Manager settings, KEPServerEX V5.12 leverages user authentication in OPC UA to help ensure that only intended users receive access to the server runtime through trusted client applications. Administrators can provide broad access permissions at the group level or restrict read, write, or browse access for more granular control at the object level.

“While security is a major concern for any company reliant on automation, it is truly paramount for those in the power industry, as the consequences of inadequate access controls can quickly escalate beyond just a business disruption,” said Lars Ole Christoffersen of Denmark’s leading energy company, DONG (Dansk Olie og Naturgas) Energy. “We are confident that with KEPServerEX V5.12’s new Security Policies Plug-in, we will be able to streamline operations and increase safety by ensuring that the right people have access to the right information and controls.”

“OPC UA standards represent a major step for interoperability and security in the Automation industry,” according to Craig Resnick, Vice President of Consulting at ARC Advisory Group. “While adoption remains at an early stage, technology based on OPC UA standards, such as KEPServerEX V5.12, will empower more organizations to invest in secure industrial device communications solutions, ensuring that their plants and factories will be safer and more productive.”

KEPServerEX V5.12 also includes two new Allen-Bradley Micro800 Serial and Ethernet drivers. Additional enhancements have been made to more than 20 of Kepware’s drivers, including the DataLogger Plug-In, the Siemens TCP/IP Ethernet Driver, and the DNP Master Serial and Ethernet drivers.

For more information, please visit Kepware Technologies online or contact a representative at +1-207-775-1660 or sales@kepware.com.

About Kepware Technologies
Kepware Technologies, established in 1995, develops a wide range of communication and interoperability software solutions for the Automation industry. The company’s flexible and scalable solutions help connect, manage, monitor, and control diverse automation devices and software applications, while its industry-endorsed software solutions improve operations and decision making throughout all levels of an organization. Kepware Technologies’ mission is to be the standard for connectivity by developing Advanced Communications for Automation. For more information, visit http://www.kepware.com.

Source: Kepware Technologies

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June 19, 2013 at 10:49 am

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Thailand to Host the 7th CSR Asia Summit 2013 Focusing on Responsible and Inclusive Business in Asia

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BANGKOK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The annual flagship event of the leading corporate social responsibility network in the region, CSR Asia, will be held at the Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao in Bangkok, Thailand on 17th-18th September 2013. Themed “Responsible growth, Inclusive development”, the two-day Summit will address a challenging question for businesses in Asia: How is it possible to grow responsibly, ensure economic development is more inclusive, and make essential products and services accessible for all?

With more than 500 attendees expected from around Asia, the CSR Asia Summit creates a network of people and an opportunity to learn about key challenges and best practices for integrating corporate social responsibility (CSR) into core business. It brings together CSR leaders from around the globe in a relaxed yet professional environment. “The CSR Asia Summit 2013 will be an inspiring event to help business take a strategic approach to CSR and contribute to addressing the sustainability challenges we still face,” Dr. Richard Welford, Chairman of CSR Asia, said. “We have lined up cutting-edge content, including a new thematic track Visioning the Future wherein participants will use interactive approaches to look ahead and tackle long-term trends that will affect business competitiveness as sustainability issues become ever-more critical”.

The Summit was last hosted in Bangkok in 2008, and has since been in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, and Beijing. This year’s Summit has a number of thematic tracks focusing on current and emerging sustainability issues. Workshop sessions will deal with a number of topics including:

  • Responsible and inclusive investment in least developed countries — the case of Myanmar
  • Growth in a world of accelerated climate change: what is your strategy?
  • Inclusive community consultation
  • Issues-based CSR reporting
  • Women entrepreneurs: agents of change?
  • The role of business in promoting and protecting the rights of children
  • Dilemmas of business ethics

More than 30 prominent speakers are already confirmed and will share their sustainability insights and experiences: Coca-Cola, Standard Chartered Bank, New Britain Palm Oil Limited, Sompo Japan Insurance, Oxfam, Forest Peoples Programme, Shell, CLP Holdings, Sampran Riverside, VSO, Rio Tinto, The Asia Foundation, Novartis, Aviva Asia, Friends International, Telenor, UNICEF, Levis, Transparency International, IUCN, R.E.A. Holdings, Unilever, Swire Pacific, GBCHealth, Becton Dickinson, Pfizer and many more.

Attendees of the CSR Asia Summit 2013 will be able to engage with companies that have developed effective business strategies, learn how to develop solutions to the challenge of inclusive growth, and catalyse innovative partnerships through a mix of workshops, moderated discussions, networking and exhibitions. There is a series of six pre-Summit training short-courses that participants can join to improve their skills and knowledge on CSR techniques and issues.

Registration for the CSR Asia Summit 2013 is now open and space is limited, so to ensure your participation and early bird rates, register today. For information about the event, including exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.csr-asia.com/summit2013

CSR Asia is pleased to recognize PR Newswire Asia as the Official Newswire Partner of the Summit 2013.

About CSR Asia

CSR Asia is the leading provider of training, research and consultancy services on sustainable business practice in Asia. Through our offices in Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Tokyo and Sydney, and our partnerships in Vietnam, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and the UK, CSR Asia builds capacity and promotes awareness of CSR in order to advance sustainable development across the region. www.csr-asia.com

Media Contacts:

CSR Asia Ltd.
Ms Angel Ng
Email: marketing@csr-asia.com
Tel: (852)-3579-8079

TQPR Thailand
Maetavarin Maneekulpan
Email: mae@tqpr.com
Tel: (662)-260-5820 ext. 115

Source: CSR Asia

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June 19, 2013 at 10:41 am