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National Instruments and Technology Park Malaysia Launches the National Instruments Academy & Innovation Nucleus (NI-AIN)

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News Highlights:

  • NI-AIN is NI’s largest shared services lab facility in the world with RM20 Million worth of hardware & software technology tools, a private public partnership initiative between NI and the government of Malaysia.
  • SMEs and entrepreneurs can now access the fully equipped NI-AIN facility, to research and develop solutions or products, to attend talent enrichment programs, develop proof-of-concepts, solutions and intellectual property for various industries including oil & gas, control & instrumentation, transportation, wireless communication, green technology and renewable energy.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — National Instruments (NI) announced the opening of the National Instruments Academy & Innovation Nucleus (NI-AIN) with a soft launch event on the 5th July 2013 in Technology Park Malaysia. This is NI’s largest shared services lab facility in the world with RM20 Million worth of hardware and software technology tools, a private public partnership between the Government of Malaysia and National Instruments.


NI Managing Director for Southeast Asia, Mr. Chandran Nair (fifth from left), presented a token of appreciation to the Minister in PM Department and CEO of PEMANDU, Senator Dato' Seri Idris Jala (fourth from right). Also present: PEMANDU Director for E&E and Innovation, Datuk Chris Tan (fourth from left); AIM CEO Mr. Mark Rozario (third from left); NI Managing Director for Penang, Mr. Raj Purushothaman (third from right); MDeC Director, Mr. Hasannudin Saidin (second from left); TPM GM for Business Development, Mr. Zulkifli Fitri Ismail (first from right); and Mr. Adrian Ching (second from left) and TPM GM for Legal and Contract Management, Pn. Nik Najihah (first from left).
NI Managing Director for Southeast Asia, Mr. Chandran Nair (fifth from left), presented a token of appreciation to the Minister in PM Department and CEO of PEMANDU, Senator Dato’ Seri Idris Jala (fourth from right). Also present: PEMANDU Director for E&E and Innovation, Datuk Chris Tan (fourth from left); AIM CEO Mr. Mark Rozario (third from left); NI Managing Director for Penang, Mr. Raj Purushothaman (third from right); MDeC Director, Mr. Hasannudin Saidin (second from left); TPM GM for Business Development, Mr. Zulkifli Fitri Ismail (first from right); and Mr. Adrian Ching (second from left) and TPM GM for Legal and Contract Management, Pn. Nik Najihah (first from left).


The NI-AIN facility is one of the Entry Point Projects (EPP) within the Electrical & Electronics NKEA under the Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) spearheaded by NI, TPM and SMECORP, and facilitated by PEMANDU. This shared services lab facility is envisioned to be a small and medium enterprise (SME) incubator centre for high-value design and engineering services, and a technology commercialisation hub nestled in the industrial corridors of Malaysia. The setup of NI-AIN aims to lower entry barriers and enable access to facilities for SMEs to nurture innovation, develop the talent pool, build the capabilities and promote intellectual property creation amongst SMEs in Malaysia.

Located at Technology Park Malaysia (TPM) in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, the facility occupies close to 10,000 square feet of floor space that will be used for training and certification, talents development programs in Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) and also enabling local SMEs to innovate across a wide range of industry applications such as control and instrumentation, radio frequency and wireless communication, green technology, renewable energy, transportation, oil and gas and agro-science.

NI-AIN is regarded as the knowledge hub for local SMEs, institutes of higher learning, multinationals, government-linked companies, research institutions as well as regional clients from ASEAN and OIC countries to utilise the hardware and software facilities, and also to tap into the knowledge network of NI LabVIEW certified users from all around the world. With this ecosystem, companies and users can leverage on the unified LabVIEW platform as the foundation to infinite designs and solutions in the measurement and control systems for a wide range of applications, and will assist the companies to accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery.

In conjunction with the NI-AIN facility, NI will also further aid the advancement of the local SME community through its engineering innovation and entrepreneurship program called Planet NI. The Planet NI program will help entrepreneurs in established small businesses and startups increase their access to world-class development tools, technical training, and technology-based markets so they can achieve sustainable prosperity and contribute to the socioeconomic development of the country nations.

The soft launch event was graced by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department and CEO of PEMANDU, Senator Dato’ Seri Idris Jala, together with more than 60 guests from Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), MDeC, TPM, PEMANDU and local universities.

There were also seven NI’s local system integrator eco-partners invited to showcase their capabilities in designing and developing innovative solutions using NI technology platform across many industry applications. Amongst them are: Disturbance Fault Recorder for Energy Provider, In-Vehicle Data Logging System and Vessel Monitoring System by VISI; Semiconductor Parametric Test System by WEBSUITE; Real-time Landslide Monitoring & Early Warning System by iRADAR; Semiconductor Trim-and-Form Machine by ADVENXUS; and Optical Fetal Heart Rate Detection System by UKM.

The NI-AIN facility is now fully operational and open to use by all interested parties. Promotional and engagement programs will be rolled out soon to promote the facility to the targeted users.

About National Instruments
Since 1976, National Instruments ( has equipped engineers and scientists with tools that accelerate productivity, innovation and discovery. NI’s graphical system design approach to engineering provides an integrated software and hardware platform that speeds the development of any system needing measurement and control. The company’s long-term vision and focus on improving society through its technology supports the success of its customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders.

About Planet NI Program
Planet NI ( is a National Instruments program that empowers engineers in emerging countries to achieve sustainable prosperity by providing increased access to NI’s technology. The Planet NI program provides technology access to millions of engineers in emerging countries that face affordability and accessibility barriers. NI offices in several countries support the Planet NI program locally by nurturing local innovation and supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs), entrepreneurs and organizations building solutions that contribute to the prosperity and sustainable development of emerging countries. Interested parties can apply online at

About Technology Park Malaysia
Technology Park Malaysia Corporation ( is a Malaysian government-owned company under the purview of Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) to provide world class technology park that will drive the national innovation and knowledge-based agenda for wealth creation and societal well-being.

Media Contact:
Jessie Lee
National Instruments

Source: National Instruments

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July 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm

DocDoc Partners with Aesthetics & Beauty Magazine to Provide ‘Clever, Curious and Caring’ Healthcare Experiences to Singapore Families

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Hundreds of thousands of Singaporeans, expats and medical tourists will interact with – and learn from – ‘doctor finder’ widgets, original healthcare content and co-branded workshops.

SINGAPORE, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — DocDoc Pte. Ltd. ( the largest digital healthcare portal in Asia, and Aesthetics & Beauty (, Asia’s expert guide to looking great and feeling fabulous, announced today they have committed to a multimedia partnership that centers around a healthcare content series designed to increase healthcare awareness to families throughout Asia.

The launch coincides with Aesthetics & Beauty magazine’s Q3 2013 edition and consists of three primary experiences:

1. Clever: A co-branded interactive ‘doctor finder’ widget that lives inside, making it easy for visitors to find a doctor or dentist and book an appointment online in just a few clicks.

2. Curious: Co-branded workshops, where participants benefit from industry experts speaking about a variety of health and beauty-related topics.

3. Caring: Healthy-living articles, tips and guides where Singaporeans learn about medical issues that are most important to their daily lives.

“At DocDoc, we value partners that help connect us with targeted consumers,” said Dr Dawn Soo, Co-Founder & COO of DocDoc. “Our partnership with Aesthetics & Beauty means we’re able to distribute original health-related content and tools to a wide audience, providing a great showcase for DocDoc’s platform of healthcare services.”

“We are excited about our partnership with DocDoc. We see an alignment in terms of their popular digital platform space and our effective targeted reach in the Beauty Industry. We look to continue this collaboration across the region as Aesthetics & Beauty expands into Asia,” said Managing Director of Mapletree Media, Sean Gerard.

About DocDoc
DocDoc is the best way to find the right doctor or dentist in Singapore and Korea. Our free, user-friendly platform (web, mobile, widget) enables patients to search and book appointments with preferred healthcare professionals in a few simple clicks. Founded in 2012 with a vision to empower people to live better lives by transforming healthcare, DocDoc’s ambitious mission is to create a highly scaleable healthcare platform to serve 500 million people living across South East Asia. DocDoc is funded by some of the tech world’s most respected investors, including Mr. Koh Boon Hwee (former Chairman of DBS bank, Singtel, and Singapore Airlines), 500 Startups (leading Silicon Valley VC led by Dave McClure, formerly with PayPal and Facebook) and Michael Brehm (Founder of Rebate Networks, Business Angel of DailyDeal which was acquired by Google, brands4friends acquired by eBay, and scoreloop acquired by RIM).

About Aesthetics & Beauty
Part of the Mapletree Media portfolio, Aesthetics & Beauty (A&B) is Singapore’s only magazine dedicated to educating consumers keen on enhancing and maintaining their looks and keeping healthy. Distributed through Mediacorp in Singapore, A&B is the official media of Miss Universe Singapore and is also published in Bahasa with Harpers Bazaar Indonesia. A&B digital version is available on all smart devices and also via digital subscriptions.

For more information about DocDoc, please contact:

Jon Samsel
Chief Marketing Officer
T: +65-3157-8905 / +65-9770-9866

For more information about Aesthetics & Beauty, please contact:

Victoria Dook
Marketing Manager
T: +65-6570-5580

Source: DocDoc Pte. Ltd.

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July 25, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Herbalife is Official Nutrition Sponsor to Vietnam Athletes Competing at the 27th South East Asian Games 2013

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HANOI, Vietnam, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Herbalife Vietnam and the Vietnam Olympic Committee have announced that Herbalife is the official nutrition sponsor for Vietnam’s athletes competing at the 27th South East Asian Games 2013 (SEA Games 2013) in Myanmar to be held from December 11 to December 22 this year. The sponsorship will see Herbalife providing its nutrition products and sports nutrition consulting and trainings for all the 800 qualified athletes competing in 29 sports disciplines at the Games. This agreement is an extension of an MOU signed in 2012 with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam which made Herbalife the exclusive official nutrition sponsor of Vietnam sports from 2012 to 2016.

As part of  this newly signed  agreement, Herbalife will provide the participating athletes with its nutrition products, including Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix, Personalized Protein Powder, and Multivitamin Complex.  Dr. Marco De Angelis, a member of the Herbalife Nutrition Advisory Board who has consulted with Olympic athletes and sports federations in Italy, China, and Russia, will conduct the first sports nutrition training session for the participating athletes to prepare them for the SEA Games 2013.

This agreement is part of Herbalife’s broader sponsorship program aimed at promoting healthy and active lifestyles, supported by good nutrition. Herbalife is currently sponsoring many world famous clubs and athletes of almost 20 different sports, such as soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, LA Galaxy in the U.S., FC Pumas in Mexico and Spartak Moscow in Russia. In Vietnam, Herbalife was also the official nutrition sponsor for Vietnam Team at the London Olympics 2012.

About Herbalife:

Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) is a global nutrition company a global nutrition company that sells weight-management, nutrition, and personal care products intended to support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 80 countries to and through a network of independent distributors.

The company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife’s website contains information about Herbalife, including financial and other information for investors at The company encourages investors to visit its website from time to time, as information is updated and new information is posted.


Herbalife Asia Pacific
Daliea Mohamad-Liauw
VP, Corporate Communications, Asia Pacific

Source: Herbalife Asia Pacific

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July 25, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Konica Minolta bizhub C284 won BLI Outstanding Achievement Award for Energy Efficiency

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SINGAPORE, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Konica Minolta bizhub C284 picked up the Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) Outstanding Achievement Award for Energy Efficiency last week.

BLI, the world’s leading independent tester of document imaging products, awarded “Outstanding Achievement” accolades to the most energy efficient models in the range of printers and multi-function peripherals (MFP) categories, tested in the past eight months. The winners exhibit significantly lower than average energy consumption for their respective product categories and offer a variety of environmentally friendly features.

Based on BLI’s report, the 28-ppm (pages-per-minute) Konica Minolta bizhub C284 gave a stellar performance while running the tester’s environmental job stream test, which helped it earn its award-winning status for energy consumption. In fact, when the bizhub’s job stream energy was extrapolated out to one year, the unit’s projected annual energy consumption was about 41 percent lower than average for A3 colour MFPs in its speed range.

“We are delighted to be recognized by BLI for our superb performance and leadership in energy-efficient technologies, “said Mr. Jonathan Yeo, General Manager, Regional Headquarters, Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte Ltd.

He added, “At Konica Minolta, we are deeply committed to reduce the impact our products have on the environment with our green initiatives and technologies.”

The bizhub C284’s environmental attributes do not end at the power cord. The MFP also features faster than average recovery times from overnight sleep, above average tested toner yields and a variety of features to help reduce waste, such as blank-page removal for print output. In addition, the unit enters sleep mode at its set time during an error condition, while some competitors’ units tested stay active, consuming needless energy.

Konica Minolta’s bizhub C284 is the ideal MFP for organizations looking to optimize their productive capability, while being kind to the environment.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a leading company in advanced document management technologies and solutions for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub® multifunction products (MFPs); bizhub PRESS® and bizhub PRO® production print systems; magicolor® color printers; and pagepro® monochrome printers. Konica Minolta also offers software solutions and optimised print services to reduce document output cost, improve productivity and optimise office environment, backed by impeccable service and support team.

Konica Minolta adopts a proactive effort in reducing global environmental impact through its green product lifecycle. In line with its core message “Giving Shape to Ideas”, Konica Minolta endeavours to respond to its customers’ needs across the world with relentless creativity, innovation and advance technology.

Konica Minolta is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

About Buyers Laboratory
For 50 years, Buyers Lab (BLI) has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate.  In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging devices, each representing months of exhaustive hands-on testing in BLI’s US and UK laboratories, the company has been the leading source of competitive intelligence for industry professionals on copiers, printers, fax machines, scanners, duplicators, wide-format devices and multifunctional products. The company’s databases cover close to 15,000 products globally and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for specifications and side-by-side comparisons, all of which are available as part of bliQ, BLI’s web-based encyclopedic resource. Subscribers also have access to BLI’s renowned Lab Test Reports, First Look Reports, Solutions Reports, Environmental Reports, news articles and a complete library of manufacturers’ product literature, as well as valuable tools including a Product Configurator and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Calculator.


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte. Ltd. 
Celine Long
PR Communications
How Hwee Yin

Konica Minolta, the logo, and other trademarks are trademarks of Konica Minolta and may not be used without permission.

Source: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia Pte Ltd

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July 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm

ChanTest CEO named Distinguished Service Award recipient by the Safety Pharmacology Society

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CLEVELAND/PRNewswire/ — ChanTest proudly announces that CEO, President and Founder, Arthur “Buzz” Brown, M.D., Ph.D. has been named the recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Service Award by the Safety Pharmacology Society (SPS). The following statement was issued by the SPS, “The award is in recognition of Dr. Brown’s significant scientific contributions to many areas of Safety Pharmacology, most notably contributions to ion channels and their relationship to human disease.”
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The SPS will officially present the award at the 13th SPS Annual Meeting in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. As part of the ceremony, Dr. Brown will present a talk entitled, “Predicting Cardiac Safety: From Molecules to Man” on Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 11:30–12:00 at the Congress Centre de Doelen in Rotterdam.
Dr. Brown’s establishment of ChanTest in 1998 allowed pharma and biotech companies to outsource important and unique safety pharmacology studies that have proven difficult and costly to implement “in-house”. To this date, Dr. Brown’s lab team at ChanTest continues to provide cutting edge assays that serve the Safety Pharmacology industry.
Dr. Brown collaborates with the US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) on cardiac safety issues and he holds nine patents on ion channel pharmacology, therapeutics and devices.
“I am honored to receive this award,” said Dr. Brown. “The Safety Pharmacology Society has played a key role in the making of better and safer medicines by the pharmaceutical industry.”
For more details about Dr. Brown’s career, click here.
About ChanTest – The Ion Channel Expert
ChanTest’s mission is to serve the drug discovery and development needs of customers worldwide with high-value solutions for ion channel and GPCR biology. Since its inception in 1998, the company has tested compounds for more than 300 global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and partners with them to speed the drug development process for the release of better, safer drugs. ChanTest offers integrated ion channel and GPCR services (GLP and non-GLP) and reagents; the company’s library of validated ion channel cell lines and pre-clinical cardiac risk assessment service portfolio are the most comprehensive commercially available today. Because of ChanTest’s seminal role in the nonclinical cardiac safety field, along with the company’s uncompromising commitment to quality, ChanTest has been named the “most trusted and most used fee-for-service provider” for ion channel screening in independent surveys since 2006. ChanTest is based in Cleveland, Ohio. For more information, e-mail
Source: ChanTest Corporation

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July 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

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Homer’s Pond, An Extraordinary Martha’s Vineyard Property, Comes To Market

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Ultimate Privacy Property – 314 Acres, More than 1,200 feet of Private Oceanfront Beach, 2 Ponds, Woodlands & 4-BR Home with Beach House, Amazing Wine Cellar & Matchless Water Views

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Massachusetts, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — An enormous 314-acre oceanfront property on the south shore of Martha’s Vineyard, known as Homer’s Pond, has just been listed with South Light Property LLC. One of the largest coastal properties for sale in the northeastern United States, the property is surrounded by ocean and conservation lands and offers the ultimate in privacy.

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“Homer’s Pond is so large and secluded that one might call it a private kingdom,” said Charles Carlson, one of the property’s listing agents.  This magnificent, one-of-a-kind property can be purchased in its entirety for $118,000,000, or a buyer may elect to purchase a 100-acre land parcel on the western shore of Homer’s Pond for $31,000,000, a 164-acre land parcel on the eastern shore of the pond for $43,000,000, or both parcels for $74,000,000. Multiple building sites with breathtaking pond and ocean views have been identified on each parcel.  These sites are ideal for individual homes or compounds for families and friends.

“The property’s unique size and terrain maximize seclusion and privacy, its proximity to the airport ensures quick access, and for those looking for an active and social lifestyle, Edgartown is just minutes away,” added Carlson. “Homer’s Pond is much more than a summer escape destination — it is a year-round investment unimaginable to many and one characterized by beauty, serenity, and convenience in all four seasons.”

Each element of Homer’s Pond is oversized. 1,200 feet of private oceanfront beach, a 35-acre fresh water pond for swimming and boating, and seemingly endless pristine woodlands and grasslands grace the property.  The architectural award-winning home has spectacular amenities.  Floor-to-ceiling windows dominate the four-bedroom, 5,600 square-foot home, taking full advantage of 180-degree views of Little Homer’s Pond, and a white sand beach fronting the Atlantic Ocean. A competition quality Har-Tru® tennis court, sauna, steam room, whirlpool spa, outdoor heated salt-water pool, sweeping decks, and a “state-of-the-art” underground wine cellar with a separate above ground entrance with a capacity of 12,000 bottles complement the home that sits on its own 50-acre parcel.  On the property is a charming one-bedroom beach house — perched on stilts and standing amidst trees — overlooking the private beach with its amazing ocean and pond views.

With all of Homer’s Pond’s beauty and amenities, the property’s most exceptional quality is undoubtedly the land, with its vastness and untapped potential for development of one or more compounds for families and friends. For those seeking incredible views, private oceanfront beach, fresh water ponds, supreme privacy, and Martha’s Vineyard cache, there is no place like Homer’s Pond.

For additional information, the website for Homer’s Pond is

Source: South Light Property LLC

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July 25, 2013 at 10:49 am

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Israel’s US & International Diamond Week, to be Held August 26-29, 2013, Still Open for Registration

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RAMAT GAN, Israel, July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

Approved buyers to receive free hotel accommodations

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), one of the world’s largest diamond exchanges, will hold the summer edition of the US and International Diamond Week in Israel, August 26-29. This is a unique event during which qualified diamond buyers can meet hundreds of local and international diamond firms, see and sample their products and buy at prices that are unprecedented in the current wholesale diamond market.

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The Israel exchange’s trading hall – the largest diamond trading floor in the world – will host hundreds of the world’s major diamond manufacturers and traders in a single, exclusive location, within the unmatched security of the Israel Diamond Exchange complex in Ramat Gan.

Israel is among the world’s leading diamond manufacturing and trading centers. The country cuts, polishes and trades diamonds worth dozens of billions of dollars annually. However, while countless traders worldwide buy Israeli diamonds, many have never visited the Israel Diamond Exchange complex in Ramat Gan.

During the summer edition of the US and International Diamond Week in Israel more than 400 Israeli companies will welcome the visiting buyers at their trading desks on the IDE trading floor and have a wide variety of diamonds worth billions – yes, billions – of dollars on display and for sale.

Buyers’ delegations are arriving from the Diamond Dealers Club in New York, as well as from other US locations. From China, a large delegation of diamond buyers from leading jewelry chains are arriving, headed by the chief diamond buyer of China’s foremost jewelry retailer Chow Tai Fook. More buyers’ groups are arriving from Russia and India.

For accredited diamond buyers, the perks for this event are numerous. Once approved for participation, the buyers are offered free hotel rooms, participation in rough and polished diamond tenders and auctions held by diamond miners Rio Tinto and Alrosa, and the Hennig/Fusion Alternatives partnership, a lecture program by world-class experts, and exciting social events in the evenings.

This is a unique business opportunity, at the Israel Diamond Exchange. Come and experience buying at the source. Time is running out. Register now!



Sharon Gefen
Tel: +972-3-5442999; +972-54-449449

Source: Israel Diamond Institute

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July 25, 2013 at 10:44 am

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DotAsia Selects as Partner for Premium Domain Release

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HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — DotAsia Organisation, registry operator of the .Asia top-level-domain today announced that it has chosen RightOfTheDot as its partner to help facilitate and manage the release and auction of, never before registered, 1&2 character and 3&4 numeric .Asia domains. Premium domains such as,, and, will be available for registration based on a multi-phase release plan starting from July 30th, 2013, while 3&4 numeric domains such as,, and will be up for grabs through auctions starting August 2013.
RightOfTheDot, LLC was founded in 2010 by two well known domain industry veterans – Monte Cahn and Michael H. Berkens, Esq. With a combined 29 years of domain industry experience, Michael and Monte have participated in more than $350,000,000 in domain sales, advised and assisted in launching many of the existing 22 gTLDs, and pioneered many domain industry products and services such as domain appraisals & escrow, live domain auctions, WHOIS privacy, and domain theft protection. “The Asian market is the Internet’s fastest growing market.” “Having been involved in the successful launch of .Asia in 2008 as a registrar, we are excited to work with DotAsia again in managing the successful release of these never before registered premium .Asia domain names,”said Monte Cahn, President and Director of RightOfTheDot, LLC.
“We’re very excited to have as our partner in promoting the release of these premium valued .Asia names,” said Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia. “Monte and Michael’s expertise in premium domain strategies, brokerage and auction promotion will be a valuable extension to the work of our team as we focus on community development and awareness of the .Asia domain.”
Short and memorable domains, especially those consisting of numeric strings are highly sought after virtual real estate in Asia, where the English language may not be as prevalent. Single and two character names are easy to remember and can be quickly shared, while short numeric strings can all together transcend language barriers. For Chinese speakers, numeric clusters can even harbor very special meanings, such as 168 – known to mean ‘prosperity all the way’; or 1314 – ‘a lifetime’.
The 1&2 character premium .Asia domains will be released through four segments: the Pioneer Domains Program, Sunrise, Landrush and Public Auctions Phases. The Pioneer Domains Program invites applicants to submit a brief proposal for the domain names of their choice, offering first-mover advantage on premium domain ownership. You may express your interest in a premium .Asia domain now by entering your contact information on websites such as or or contact your registrar for more information. To learn more of the 1&2 character and 3&4 numeric .Asia domain release process please visit here.
Media Contact
Beatrice Chan
About DotAsia Organisation
DotAsia Organisation is a regional not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote Internet development and adoption around Asia. DotAsia oversees the “.Asia” top-level Internet domain name, and is formed as an open membership consortium of official domain authorities around the region, including .CN (China), .JP (Japan), .KR (Korea), .IN (India), .NZ (New Zealand), .PH (Philippines), etc., and regional Internet organizations including APNIC, APNG, APIA, APCERT, PAN and APTLD, etc. DotAsia has a core mandate towards digital inclusion, education and research and development.
Since the launch of the “.Asia” registry in March 2008, DotAsia has been proactively contributing to the Internet and cultural community in Asia. Today, DotAsia is already supporting many community projects in the region: One-Laptop-Per-Child Asia Pacific ( ), Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum ( ), NetMission.Asia (youth volunteer program &network — ), Go.Asia ( ).
About RightOfTheDot, LLC
RightOfTheDot, LLC is an Internet consulting and advisement firm specializing in new and existing TLD strategies, contention resolution and private auction services, board advisement, premium domain and market positioning, sales and services. The new venture is the brainchild of two successful domain and Internet industry veterans, Monte Cahn and Michael H. Berkens, Esq., who posses a unique combination of vision, leadership and domain expertise. This highly qualified consulting group gives you access to the most experienced domain sales and marketing strategists in the industry. Both principals of RightOfTheDot are members of the prestigious Domain Hall Of Fame. Together, they have participated in more than $350,000,000 in domain sales and assisted in the successful launches of 15 of the existing 22 sTLDs and gTLDs, in addition to several ccTLDs available today.
Source: DotAsia Organisation

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July 25, 2013 at 10:21 am

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Supermicro(R) 12x GPU FatTwi(TM) and Scalable High-Performance Server, Blade, Workstation and Storage Solutions at Siggraph 2013

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– Application Optimized Computing Platforms Support Increasing Demands for 3D CG and Interactive Media
SAN JOSE, Calif./PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing exhibits its lineup of systems optimized for computer graphics and interactive techniques at Siggraph 2013 in Anaheim, California this week. Server, blade, workstation and high-density storage solutions optimized for 3D, CG, VFX, render farm clusters, video wall control, VDI, CAD/CAM and advanced visualization applications will be highlighted at the show.
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“Increased adoption of computer generated content and 3D visualization in media, entertainment and research fields is driving demand for higher performance computing and mass storage solutions,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our enterprise-class server, workstation and storage solutions support the widest range of graphics and simulation intensive applications with up to five GPUs in our SuperWorkstations, six GPUs in our 2U SuperServers, twelve GPUs in our FatTwin and twenty GPUs in our SuperBlade. With Supermicro’s 4U high-density, high-bandwidth 72 external hot-swap 3.5″ HDD storage server, instant access and high availability of even the largest files or data sets streamlines workflow and enhances productivity.”
Computing and Storage Solutions include:
SYS-F627G3-FT+ / G2-FT+ 4U FatTwin™ with 4x hot-plug nodes supporting 12x GPU or Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors (3x per node). Available with front I/O and 2x 3.5″ or 6x 2.5″ hot-swap HDD bays. Features 1620W redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies.
SYS-2027GR-TRF 2U SuperServer® supporting 6x GPU or Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 256GB memory and 10x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA3 HDD bays. Features 1800W redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies and smart server management tools.
SYS-1027GR-TRT2+ 1U SuperServer® supporting 3x GPU or Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (up to 130W TDP), up to 512GB memory and 4x hot-swap 2.5″ SATA3 HDD bays. Features 1600W redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies and smart server management tools.
7U SuperBlade® Solution — The all-in-one SuperBlade features redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%+) power supplies and high bandwidth connectivity through network switch modules, including 56Gb/s FDR IB (SBM-IBS-F3616M), FC/FCoE (SBM-XEM-F8X4SM), 10GbE (SBM-XEM-X10SM) and 1/10GbE (SBM-GEM-X3S+). SBI-7127RG-E Blade supports 2x GPUs or Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors, up to 256GB memory, 1x SSD or 1x SATA-DOM and onboard BMC for IPMI 2.0 support. 10x blades in 7U SuperBlade® chassis scale to best density (120x GPU or Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors and 120x CPUs) and performance (188 TFLOPS theoretical) per 42U SuperRack®.
SYS-7047AX-TRF 4U/Tower Hyper-Speed workstation features hardware and airflow optimizations to enhance the performance of dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors (up to 150W TDP). BIOS customization provides auto-recovery failsafe operation, adjustable frequencies, voltages and memory latencies. Supports up to 512GB memory, 8x hot-swap 3.5″ HDD bays, remote server management tools and features 1280W redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%) digital switching power supplies.
SYS-7047GR-TRF Ultimate performance and expandability with support for up to 5x GPU or 4x Intel® Xeon Phi™ Coprocessors, dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors, up to 512GB memory and 8x hot-swap 3.5″ HDD bays. Features 1620W redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (94%) power supplies.
SYS-7037A-i High-end, whisper-quiet (24db) workstation supports dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors, up to 512GB memory, 3x PCI-E 3.0 x16 expansion slots, 4x 3.5″ hot-swap HDD bays and optional 4x 2.5″ internal HDD/SDD bays.
SYS-5037A-i Entry-level, single processor workstation supporting Intel® Xeon® E5-1600/2600 series processors, up to 256GB memory, 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16 expansion slots, 4x 3.5″ hot-swap HDD bays and optional 4x 2.5″ internal HDD/SDD bays.
SSG-6047R-E1R72L 4U high-density Double-Sided Storage® server features 72x 3.5″ external hot-swap HDDs with 2x internal fixed plus 2x optional external 2.5″ HDDs. Supports dual Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 series processors, up to 512GB memory, 4x PCI-E 3.0 x8 expansion slots. Features triple 1280W (2+1) Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%) power supplies.
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