Asia Fresh News

Asia Fresh Stories

Archive for February 2014

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MatriX Technologies with the Best Practices Company of the Year Award 2013

leave a comment »

– MatriX recognized as the top achiever in the AXI Market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — MatriX Technologies GmbH (MatriX), a German-based supplier of industrial X-ray inspection equipment, was acknowledged as the market leader in the worldwide SMT AXI market (Automated X-Ray Inspection Equipment). The 2013 Growth, Innovation & Leadership Awards Gala was held on September 11, 2013, at the Fairmont San Jose, California.

Click here for the full multimedia experience of this release – http://bit.ly/1gvb0vP

Frost & Sullivan, a global growth consulting organization, identified the top players in the SMT AXI equipment market. MatriX was recognized as the top achiever in the AXI Market award category, which demonstrates excellent qualities in meeting the increasing demands and requirements of clients in the electronics assembly industry market. Frost & Sullivan has based its study on five main criteria: growth strategy, growth implementation, degree of innovation, customer value and market penetration. Throughout all criteria, MatriX has demonstrated its continuous and dedicated efforts toward technology innovation to support the growth of the entire AXI market. The company also outperformed in its practices across functional disciplines such as after-sales support and training.

According to Frost & Sullivan’s 360-degree analysis, MatriX’s integrated growth and innovation strategy is groundbreaking; during 2012-2013, the company built up a manufacturing partnership in Singapore and opened subsidiaries in China, Singapore and Japan in order to position its engineering and support teams close to its customer base to ensure short delivery and response times. Additionally, and by acquiring FocalSpot Inc. San Diego (now operating as MatriX-FocalSpot Inc.), the company is well-positioned to increase its North American market share via this new sales platform for its existing AXI series. Furthermore, the company extended its product range by a manual and semi-automated X-ray inspection equipment product line (XT-series) during 2013, becoming an integrated supplier from entry-level MXI to high-end integrated AXI solutions.

By translating customer feedback into R&D and steadily seeking innovations, MatriX’s experienced engineers continue to set X-ray inspection standards and achieve the best solutions to increase their customers’ inspection quality and production efficiency with a solid return on investment. Smooth software interfaces and flexible hardware enable perfect integration into the customers’ production line. Continuous service, trainings and updates, as well as production integration support, ensure the most effective inspection strategy at any time.

“With these constant technology innovations and upgrades, the company has been successful in obtaining a clientele with global manufacturing sites, which, in turn, increases installation rates,” noted Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Lavanya Rammohan. “Attention to detail and delivering superior-quality products will strengthen its bid for greater market penetration and reinforce its position in the SMT AXI market.”

About MatriX Technologies:

MatriX Technologies GmbH, founded in 2004 and headquartered in Munich/Feldkirchen (Germany), is a leading global supplier of high-speed Automated In-line X-Ray inspection systems (AXI for Electronics) that are used to control the manufacturing process and to ensure the quality of critical electronic devices/components and electronic printed circuit boards manufactured by its customers within series production. In addition, MatriX supplies manual, semi-automated and automated inspection solutions for non-destructive testing of other non-electronic materials, such as casting or medical parts, by using X-ray or computer tomography (CT) technology (AXI for NDT). MatriX’s inspection system solutions assist its global customer base to achieve and fulfill the highest quality demands for critical parts and components. As of 2013, MatriX Technologies employs a growing 80 staff in Germany, Hungary, China, Singapore, Japan and the US. More information about the company can be found on http://www.m-xt.com.

About Frost & Sullivan:

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, partners with clients to accelerate their growth. The company’s Growth Partnership Services, Growth Consulting and Growth Team Membership empower clients to create a growth-focused culture that generates, evaluates and implements effective growth strategies. Frost & Sullivan employs over 50 years of experience in partnering with Global 1000 companies, emerging businesses and the investment community from more than 40 offices on six continents. For more information about Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Partnerships, visit http://www.frost.com.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Christina Heil MatriX Technulogies GmbH
Email: christina.heil@m-xt.com Dornacherstrasse 5
Tel. +49 89- 189 41 40-14 85622 Feldkirchen, Germany
Fax +49 89- 189 41 40-98 Web: http://www.m-xt.com

Frost & Sullivan
Amy Grace Torres
Email: amy.torres@frost.com
Tel. +1 210.477.8468
Source: Frost & Sullivan

Written by asiafreshnews

February 28, 2014 at 3:09 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Clorox Signs Multiyear Partnership With Soccer United Marketing

leave a comment »

— Deal Includes Support of U.S. Men’s and Women’s, Mexican Men’s National Teams

OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Clorox Company has reached an agreement with Soccer United Marketing (SUM), the commercial arm of Major League Soccer, making it an official partner of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the Federacion Mexicana de Futbol (FMF — also known as the Mexican National Team). Under the terms of the agreement with SUM, Clorox will support the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams through sales and marketing efforts highlighting the company’s Clorox®, Kingsford®, Hidden Valley® and Glad® brands. It will support the Mexican Men’s Team in the United States through similar efforts involving the Clorox®, Kingsford® and Glad® brands.

“Our company’s affiliation with the sport of soccer is a natural fit for us because we share a strong appeal among families,” said Benno Dorer, executive vice president and chief operating officer — Cleaning, International and Corporate Strategy. “With soccer’s legions of followers from around the world — myself included — we hope this partnership will enable us to build awareness of our brands with the sport’s hugely loyal, enthusiastic and diverse fan base.”

The partnership involves sales and marketing efforts along with in-store support from major retailers. Activities under way this year include TV ads for Kingsford® charcoal and Glad® trash bags; custom packaging; a consumer sweepstakes for a chance to win up to $25,000; and in-store ads, coupon offers and messaging at point of sale.

“Ahead of this year’s events in Brazil, there has never been a better time to align with the sport of soccer,” said David Wright, senior vice president of global sponsorship for Soccer United Marketing. “We’re excited that the family of Clorox products is now a member of our soccer family.”

Contacts:

David Kellis
The Clorox Company
+1-510-271-2252

Sean Dennison
SUM Communications
+1-212-450-1223
Source: The Clorox Company

Written by asiafreshnews

February 28, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

Manufacturing Leaders Uncover how Emerging Trends, Digital Media, Technology and Materials will Transform the Manufacturing Industry

leave a comment »

– Industry innovators convene at the 10th annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — From digital design, to fashion- how are these factors going to change the manufacturing industry in 2030? The 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Summit (ML Summit) (http://mlsummit.com), hosted by the Manufacturing Leadership Council of Frost & Sullivan, will bring together leadership teams from all sectors of manufacturing to explore the most urgent issues and emerging opportunities facing the manufacturing industry today. The ML Summit will take place June 3 to 5, 2014 at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla.

“It all starts with being able to visualize the future,” said Heather Holst-Knudsen, president of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. “Disruptive innovations are as demanding as new sets of rules about how we lead, organize, operate and manage our teams and companies. The ML Summit program is designed to focus on the strategies of tomorrow—in an environment designed to enable collaboration with others who are committed to the future of our industry.”

ML Summit speakers include:

Anne Filson and Gary Rohrbacher, Co-founders, AtFAB: Architectural designers Filson and Rohrbacher will reveal how the confluence of advanced digital design, computer-aided fabrication tools and global “maker” networks is inspiring a new generation of manufacturing innovators.
Dr. Aziz Asphahani, President and CEO, QuesTek Innovations LLC: Dr. Asphahani will cover the vast potential of integrated computational materials engineering and how innovation partnerships can accelerate the discovery and implementation of breakthrough materials.
Francis Bitonti, Principal and Founder of Francis Bitonti Studio: Bitonti uses a blend of computer-driven techniques and cutting edge manufacturing technologies to realize what has been called by the press “alien” objects and space. Bitonti will show how the integration of new technologies in computational design, construction, and manufacturing is defining the future of luxury design.
Ralph Resnick, President and Executive Director of the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM), and Founder and Director, America Makes: The founding director of America Makes will update delegates on the progress of the first of the technology “accelerators” charged with revitalizing manufacturing competitiveness in the U.S.
Dr. Stephen Hoover, CEO, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC): Dr. Hoover will discuss the trends that promise to radically change the design process and the way things are built, as well as alter the way entrepreneurial manufacturers access funding and spur innovation.

Additionally, there will be a panel moderated by Allison Grealis, Director, Women in Manufacturing, Precision Metalforming Association, titled, “Beyond Gender: Women in Leadership Roles.” As manufacturers struggle to find people with the right skills to assume leadership roles in their organizations, there is an under-utilized source to help fill the requirements – women. Panelists will discuss what factors may be holding back women from assuming key positions, advancement opportunities now available, and what organizations can do to change the equation.

Panelists will include:

Karla Aaron, President, Haileah Metal Spinning, Inc.
Tami Gilbert, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Trinity Industries, Inc.
Tonya H. Jackson, Vice President, Global Supply Chain Operations, Lexmark International, Inc.
Cindy Reese, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations, Oracle Corp.
Susan Welsh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Rubadue Wire

Expert presentations will also address how cloud and big data related to mobile and social, will play out in manufacturing and whether “reshoring” is a critical long-term trend or a temporary phenomenon.

The ML Summit program concludes on June 5th with the presentation and celebration of the Manufacturing Leadership Awards honoring companies and executives who are shaping the future of global manufacturing with breakthrough projects and outstanding individual achievement.

The Summit will be supported by 25 manufacturing solutions providers, including 3D printing, enterprise mobility, cloud computing, ERP, PLM, MES, MOM, big data/analytics, economic development, business strategy consulting, lean manufacturing, collaboration solutions and more.

The following organizations have announced their sponsorship:

AT&T Inc.
Cisco
Dassault Systemes
E2open
IQMS
Louisiana Economic Development
Mitsubishi Electric
PTC
Siemens PLM Software

Click here to register for the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, or visit: http://mlsummit.com/. For more information, please email Liz Clark, Frost & Sullivan Corporate Communications, at liz.clark@frost.com.

About the Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan, is the world’s first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces 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 – Bold Ideas for a Better Future; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. More information on 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?

Contact Us: Start the discussion

Join Us: Join our community

Subscribe: Newsletter on “the next big thing”

Register: Gain access to visionary innovation

Contact:
Liz Clark
Corporate Communications – North America
P: 210.477.8483
E: liz.clark@frost.com
http://www.frost.com
Source: Frost & Sullivan

Written by asiafreshnews

February 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Asian Telecom Operators Form Asia NFC Alliance

leave a comment »

— International NFC Alliance to promote convenient cross-border mobile NFC services

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Asian telecom operators Chunghwa Telecom (Taiwan), HKT (Hong Kong), KDDI (Japan), and SK Planet (South Korea) are jointly announcing the formation of the Asia NFC Alliance, with the support of the GSMA, today at MWC 2014. The Alliance aims to extend existing NFC services beyond national borders to further accelerate the adoption of convenient and compatible NFC services worldwide.

KDDI, Chunghwa Telecom, HKT, SK Planet (from second left to right) jointly announced Asia NFC Alliance in order to provide a cross-border NFC service, with a collaboration with GSMA (the left one).
KDDI, Chunghwa Telecom, HKT, SK Planet (from second left to right) jointly announced Asia NFC Alliance in order to provide a cross-border NFC service, with a collaboration with GSMA (the left one).

“Formation of this Alliance aims to expand the service coverage of individual telecom operators in creating a seamless experience for the consumers while travelling across national borders. As of today, Alliance members include the major telecom operators from Taiwan, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong. Our near-term goal is to promote common standards and a technology development platform for new applications, beginning with the domestic markets of our members. In the long term, we hope to expand this NFC Alliance into a global organization to create convenient services across borders worldwide,” said Lin, Kuo-Feng, Chairman of Asia NFC Alliance.

“The GSMA is delighted to support the Asia NFC Alliance, as it endeavors to accelerate the deployment of NFC services in Asia. Cross operator interoperability, and common platforms to easily develop and deploy services are key enablers to attract service providers and grow the NFC ecosystem. By working together with the Asia NFC Alliance, we hope to lay down a solid foundation for subscribers to experience a wealth of top quality NFC services across Asia – and to build best practice for other regions,” said Pierre Combelles, Business Lead, Digital Commerce, GSMA.

Convenient mobile NFC services are already being offered for a variety of applications in several countries independently, presenting travel information, online booking of tickets and hotels, coupon download, mobile payment and more. However, these NFC services are currently limited to mobile operators within their home markets. There has, however, recently been a joint cooperation between KDDI and CHT offering a smart poster service in tourist shopping areas, and NFC coupons from KDDI and SK Planet.

The Asia NFC Alliance wishes to expand the service coverage of these mobile operators from within a single country to the whole Asian region, and furthermore to provide global mobile NFC services across industries, including transportation, retail, finance, and tourism etc. Subscribers will be able to access convenient and compatible NFC applications across national borders to enjoy a mobile lifestyle on their NFC-enabled handsets, whether in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea or other countries in the future.

The Asia NFC Alliance has proposed three-stage development goals: to develop international compatibility of NFC technology; to serve as an information platform for NFC development; and finally, to attract more members from the industry, to fulfil the ultimate goal of collaboration in providing a border-less mobile NFC service across industries.

Quotes from all members

“The founding of the Alliance is an important step forward in the development of cross-border NFC mobile services, bringing to our customers the greatest benefits while traveling aboard, as well as to visitors to Hong Kong.”

— Richard Midgett, Managing Director of Wireless Business
HKT

“We hope that this alliance will be an open organization for the expansion of overseas cooperation services. We aim to actively promote collaboration with telecommunications carriers not only in Asia but in Europe and America, and create a world in which users in every country can avail themselves of NFC services.”

— Takashi Tanaka, President
KDDI

“Many exciting services will launch with NFC Alliance. SK Planet will actively participate with Smart Touch (Open TSM) and Mobile Commerce Services.”

–JH Kah, CEO
SK Planet International

“Taiwanese and Asian consumers mostly have high acceptance in the latest technology, so mobile NFC applications have gained widespread attention and expectation in Asia markets. With the foundation of the Alliance, we will work collaboratively on the seamless and complete NFC experience from domestic area to Asia!”

–LIN, Kuo-Feng, President
Chunghwa Telecom Mobile Business Group

About the Asia NFC Alliance

The Asia NFC Alliance was established in 2014 by mobile operators in Asia to offer safe and seamless coverage across borders for Asian consumers to enjoy all kinds of services with their mobile devices, anytime, anywhere, without geographic restrictions. The founding members are CHT (Taiwan), HKT (Hong Kong), KDDI (Japan), and SK Planet (South Korea), with the support of the GSMA.

About HKT

HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting and contact centers. Together with the highly successful media business of its parent company, PCCW Limited, HKT offers innovative media content and services across the PCCW Group’s unique quadruple-play platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile.

About KDDI

Based in Tokyo, Japan, KDDI Corporation is a leading global communication service provider and has number of overseas offices are 100 in 28 countries. KDDI offers quality services and effective solutions for both consumer and business partners. KDDI’s brand “au” delivers mobile and fixed-line services facilitating convenient and effortless communication experience for consumers in Japan. With multitude of and ever-expanding ICT realm ranging from FMC networks to data centers, applications and security strategies strengthen KDDI’s business clients. KDDI group strives forth another step closer to become a truly global company through diversity, integration and persistent expansion into international community. http://global.kddi.com

About SK Planet

SK Planet, established in October 2011 as a wholly owned subsidiary of SK Telecom, leads the revolution of online and mobile service platform with its Digital Contents, Integrated Commerce and Advertising & Marketing Businesses.

About Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd

Chunghwa Telecom (TAIEX 2412, NYSE: CHT) is the leading telecom service provider in Taiwan. Chunghwa Telecom provides fixed line, mobile, Internet, and data services to individual and business clients in Taiwan.
Source: Chunghwa Telecom

Written by asiafreshnews

February 28, 2014 at 11:39 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Frost & Sullivan: The Advanced Capabilities of VoIP and SIP Trunking Exceeds Traditional Voice Services

leave a comment »

– To stave off competition from hosted UC solutions, providers focus on user awareness and value-added services

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The broad acceptance of Internet protocol (IP)-based communications within enterprises is fueling the North American voice over IP (VoIP) access and session initiation protocol (SIP) trunking market. The advanced capabilities VoIP and SIP trunking provide to customers over traditional voice services drive much of the uptake. Moving from a nascent stage to one of long-term growth, the market continues to experience intense competition and consolidation among participants.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, North American VoIP Access and SIP Trunking Services Market research, finds the market earned revenue of $2.83 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $9.35 billion in 2019. This analysis provides a market overview, drivers and restraints, forecasts and trends, market share and competitive analysis, and a last word of analyst predictions.

For complimentary access to more information on this research, please visit: http://bit.ly/1fRwxx5

“Businesses are transitioning from legacy private branch exchange systems to IP-based unified communications platforms, and as such, are looking to VoIP access and SIP trunking services to complement these new platforms,” said Frost & Sullivan Information and Communication Technologies Industry Analyst Michael Brandenburg (http://frost.com/MichaelBrandenburg). “Likewise, VoIP and SIP trunking offer business recovery and mobile features that are simply not available on more traditional telecommunications services.”

Nonetheless, hosted or cloud unified communications (UC) services offer a compelling alternative to on-premises UC platforms, effectively shutting VoIP access and SIP trunking services out of consideration in several North American firms. Moreover, lack of customer awareness on the benefits of IP-based trunking services remains a challenge for service providers.

With hosted UC solutions vying for the same customers as VoIP and SIP trunking services, offering a robust set of features and a commitment to simplified deployment and assured uptime will aid long-term market development in the region.

“Service providers need to provide a wide range of value-added services to attract customers while holding the line on pricing,” suggested Brandenburg. “Many customers are trying to decide whether to keep their communications platforms on-premises or move to the hosted model, and hence, service providers should leverage VoIP capabilities to deliver customer value, rather than continually battle on price.”

North American VoIP Access and SIP Trunking Services Market is part of the Enterprise Communications Growth Partnership Service program (http://www.enterprisecommunications.frost.com/). Frost & Sullivan’s related research services include: Global Enterprise Media Gateway and Session Border Controller Market, Analysis of the Global Enterprise Social Networking Market, and Analysis of the Global Web Conferencing Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

Join Frost & Sullivan’s interactive Visionary IT portal for the latest Information and Communication Technologies research, insights and tools to make winning, long-term business decisions. Visit: http://visionary-it.gilcommunity.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?

Contact Us: Start the discussion

Join Us: Join our community

Subscribe: Newsletter on “the next big thing”

Register: Gain access to visionary innovation

North American VoIP Access and SIP Trunking Services Market
NCC9-64

Contact:
Britni Myers
Corporate Communications – North America
P: +1-210-477-8481
E: britni.myers@frost.com

Twitter: @FS_ITVision
LinkedIn: Future Growth Opportunities in ICT
Facebook: Frost & Sullivan

http://www.frost.com/
Source: Frost & Sullivan

Written by asiafreshnews

February 28, 2014 at 11:29 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Eddyfi with the 2014 Global Nondestructive Test Equipment Emerging Company of the Year Award

leave a comment »

– The company is leading a paradigm shift in the nondestructive testing market by developing high-performance, cost-effective products using the eddy current array technology.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the nondestructive test (NDT) equipment market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Eddyfi with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Emerging Company of the Year. The company has experienced remarkable success by addressing an unmet need for customized products for applications rather than simply offering generic products that worked well only in certain applications.

In four years, Eddyfi has grown from a five-employee start-up to a 80-employee company by expanding its application scope beyond the surface inspections application segment for the power generation industry. Eddyfi is now also active in the steam generator segment and in many industries, including oil & gas – for both surface and tubing applications – mining, and aerospace.

The company invests 20 to 25 percent of its revenue in research and development, and dedicates approximately 40 percent of its staff to new product development. Over the past year, several distinct products that potentially redefine industry standards have been launched or are in the process of being finalized. The first is a new line of surface eddy current array probes that are not only physically flexible, providing adaptability to complex geometries, but also have multiple built-in modes offering flexibility in defect detection. The second is the DefHi probe, a line of high-definition multiplexed array probes for tubing applications. Other key products are solutions designed to solve complex challenges associated with ferrous materials: eddy current array probes for carbon steel welds and specialized tubing probes for air coolers are certainly good examples.

Eddyfi’s application-based solutions enhance customer productivity by fulfilling customers’ unaddressed needs. It employs a number of application engineers to offer technical support to customers. It opened offices in Lyon, France in September 2012 and will be in Houston, Texas, in the United States early 2014 to not only provide local technical support to customers, but also act as application centers that define Eddyfi’s future product development strategies.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in devising a strong growth strategy and robustly implementing it. The recipient has shown strength in terms of innovation in products and technologies, leadership in customer value, as well as speed in response to market needs. In short, the award looks at the emerging market players in the industry and recognizes their best practices that are positioned for future growth excellence.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research in order to identify best practices in the industry.

About Eddyfi

Eddyfi is the most dynamic company in the field of non-destructive testing (NDT) equipment. It employs the world’s most renowned experts in the field of advanced eddy current testing. Eddyfi focuses on providing complete high-end solutions for the inspection of critical components in several major industries including nuclear, power generation, oil and gas, and aerospace. The company develops the industry’s best performing and most reliable test instruments, surface and tube probes, and acquisition and analysis software. Eddyfi has the expertise, engineering, and manufacturing flexibility to supply fully-integrated and specially-made solutions that make customers safer, more efficient and more profitable.

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?

Contact Us: Start the discussion
Join Us: Join our community
Subscribe: Newsletter on “the next big thing”
Register: Gain access to visionary innovation

Contact:

Mireya Espinoza
P: +1-210-247-3870
F: +1-210-348-1003
E: mireya.espinoza@frost.com

Louis Beaulieu-Charbonneau
E: lbeaulieu-charbonneau@eddyfi.com
Source: Frost & Sullivan

Written by asiafreshnews

February 28, 2014 at 11:22 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Smart City Market Anticipated to Create Huge Business Opportunities with a Total Market Value of $1.5 Trillion by 2020, states Frost & Sullivan

leave a comment »

– More than 26 cities globally will be smart cities in 2025 with more than 50 percent being in Europe and North America

MOSCOW, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The continuous increase in the number of people living in urban areas is leading to a growing overpopulation problem in modern cities. This also causes social, political, energy and environmental instability. The so-called smart city concept has been developed to address all upcoming challenges by implementing modern infrastructure enabling “smart” and “intelligent” solutions and technologies in the cities of today.

Frost & Sullivan Sales Manager Maxim Perevezentsev recently gave a lecture outlining a Strategic Opportunity Analysis of the Global “Smart City” Market until 2025 at the Open University Skolkovo (OpUS) Winter School. Mr. Perevezentsev presented the company’s vision on the future development of urban areas, including a stakeholder analysis providing information on the total addressable smart city market size and smart city business models as well as funding mechanisms.

According to Frost & Sullivan smart cities are anticipated to create huge business opportunities across different industries with a total market value of $1.565 trillion by 2020. A smart city concept in this context encompasses a number of smart products which are characterized by an intelligent sensing technology that is increasingly being integrated with Internet technologies, thereby allowing the product to react to and communicate with the changing environment around it. This leads to optimal operations and improvement in efficiency.

“Frost & Sullivan’s visionary research group has identified and analyzed one of the significant Mega Trends, entitled “Smart is the New Green.” “Smart” as a value proposition has increasingly been replacing “Green” concepts,” Mr. Perevezentsev noted. The ‘smart city’ seen as a complex concept includes several basic parameters such as: smart energy, smart buildings, smart mobility, smart healthcare, smart infrastructure, smart technology, smart governance and smart education, and a smart citizen.

Smart energy for example is a future trend that ensures efficient, intelligent power consumption and management within an urban community. Global cities will only function through the installation of both a smart grid and a form of energy storage. The impact of energy storage in a smart city is expected to be felt most strongly in the US and Europe, followed by the APAC region.

Smart technology is another important parameter for the smart city development. Technologies such as smart metering, wireless sensor networks, open platforms, high-speed broadband and cloud computing are key building blocks of the smart city infrastructure. The deployment of new technologies for the creation of smart cities is gaining a strong momentum in Europe; this is accentuated by the numerous pilot projects running at regional, country and EU level.

Citizens’ mobility and traffic conditions are usually the biggest problems in today’s modern urban cities. Mobility projects including Intelligent Transport Systems (eco-navigation traffic signal control systems, parking guidance and information systems, efficient passing of intersections), charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, and traffic and travel Web-based services will help to improve traffic situation. Growing demands in environmentally friendly solutions will further benefit electric vehicles in the long term.

“Frost & Sullivan believes that the smart city concept is the future of every modern urbanized city. Every smart city has a unique number of features and characteristics as well as unique business opportunities. Companies in the smart city space will not only partner and converge among themselves to offer ‘smart’ capabilities but will also start converging with different participants in the ecosystem. This will open multiple growth opportunities across all industries,” Mr. Perevezentsev concluded.

If you would like to receive the slide deck of Mr. Perevezentsev presentation or speak to him directly, please contact Julia Nikishkina, Corporate Communications, at jula.nikishkina@frost.com.

Contact:
Julia Nikishkina
Corporate Communications – Europe
P: +7 (499) 213 0156
E: julia.nikishkina@frost.com
http://www.frost.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?

Contact Us: Start the discussion

Join Us: Join our community

Subscribe: Newsletter on “the next big thing”

Register: Gain access to visionary innovation
Source: Frost & Sullivan

Written by asiafreshnews

February 28, 2014 at 11:06 am

Posted in Uncategorized