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Shire Announces FDA Approval of Manufacturing Facility for VPRIV(R) (Velaglucerase Alfa for Injection) Drug Substance

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LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the production of VPRIV® drug substance (velaglucerase alfa for injection) in Shire’s manufacturing facility at 400 Shire Way, Lexington, Massachusetts, US. The facility was previously approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for production of VPRIV drug substance.
“FDA approval of Shire’s manufacturing facility in Lexington provides greater assurance that Gaucher patients will receive consistent and uninterrupted access to enzyme replacement therapy for the treatment of type 1 Gaucher disease,” said Rhonda Buyers, CEO and Executive Director, National Gaucher Foundation.
Shire has invested over $200M in manufacturing infrastructure and technology to establish a consistent drug supply chain to patients that use this treatment. The 400 Shire Way facility is the first commercially licensed facility in the world to utilize single-use bioreactor and disposable technology throughout cell culture processing designed to reduce manufacturing risk.
“Shire has always been committed to providing uninterrupted treatment for all VPRIV patients at the dose and frequency prescribed by their physicians. We continue to deliver on this commitment,” said Bill Ciambrone, Executive Vice President, Technical Operations, Shire.
Shire now has two FDA and EMA approved facilities in which to manufacture VPRIV drug substance – the Alewife and the Lexington facilities, both in Massachusetts, US.
About the 400 Shire Way Manufacturing Facility
In keeping with Shire’s corporate sustainability commitments, the 400 Shire Way manufacturing plant has met the requirements for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification and received formal recognition from the United States Green Building Council in Q1 2012. In addition to increasing capacity and reducing manufacturing risk, utilization of single-use technology at 400 Shire Way requires approximately 80% less water and 50% less energy than a conventional manufacturing plant.
About VPRIV (velaglucerase alfa)
VPRIV is made in a human cell line using Shire’s gene activation technology. The enzyme produced has the exact human amino acid sequence as that found in the naturally occurring human enzyme.
VPRIV is used for the long-term treatment of patients with type 1 Gaucher disease.
VPRIV is approved in over 40 countries globally, including the US, the European Union member states, and Israel, and is for patients previously treated for type 1 Gaucher disease or those who are treatment-naive.
VPRIV Important Safety Information
The most serious adverse reactions seen with VPRIV were hypersensitivity reactions. Infusion-related reactions were the most commonly observed adverse reactions in patients treated with VPRIV in clinical studies. The most commonly observed symptoms of infusion-related reactions were: headache, dizziness, low or high blood pressure, nausea, tiredness and weakness, and fever. Generally the infusion-related reactions were mild and, in treatment-naïve patients, onset occurred mostly during the first 6 months of treatment and tended to occur less frequently with time.
All adult side effects of VPRIV are considered relevant to children (ages 4 to 17 years). Side effects more commonly seen in children compared with adult patients included: upper respiratory tract infection, rash, aPTT prolonged, and fever. The safety of VPRIV has not been established in patients younger than 4 years of age.
VPRIV is not available in all countries and prescribing information may differ between countries. Please consult your local prescribing information. Full prescribing information for VPRIV in the U.S. can be found at http://www.vpriv.com/.
Notes to editors
Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.
Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs.
We provide treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal and Internal Medicine and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas.
http://www.shire.com/
FORWARD – LOOKING STATEMENTS – “SAFE HARBOR” STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995
Statements included in this announcement that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time. In the event such risks or uncertainties materialize, Shire’s results could be materially adversely affected. The risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, that:
Shire’s products may not be a commercial success;
revenues from ADDERALL XR are subject to generic erosion and revenues from INTUNIV will become subject to generic competition starting in December 2014;
the failure to obtain and maintain reimbursement, or an adequate level of reimbursement, by third-party payors in a timely manner for Shire’s products may impact future revenues, financial condition and results of operations;
Shire conducts its own manufacturing operations for certain of its Rare Diseases products and is reliant on third party contractors to manufacture other products and to provide goods and services. Some of Shire’s products or ingredients are only available from a single approved source for manufacture. Any disruption to the supply chain for any of Shire’s products may result in the Shire being unable to continue marketing or developing a product or may result in Shire being unable to do so on a commercially viable basis for some period of time.
the development, approval and manufacturing of Shire’s products is subject to extensive oversight by various regulatory agencies and regulatory approvals or interventions associated with changes to manufacturing sites, ingredients or manufacturing processes could lead to significant delays, increase in operating costs, lost product sales, an interruption of research activities or the delay of new product launches;
the actions of certain customers could affect Shire’s ability to sell or market products profitably. Fluctuations in buying or distribution patterns by such customers can adversely impact Shire’s revenues, financial conditions or results of operations;
investigations or enforcement action by regulatory authorities or law enforcement agencies relating to Shire’s activities in the highly regulated markets in which it operates may result in the distraction of senior management, significant legal costs and the payment of substantial compensation or fines;
adverse outcomes in legal matters and other disputes, including Shire’s ability to enforce and defend patents and other intellectual property rights required for its business, could have a material adverse effect on Shire’s revenues, financial condition or results of operations;
Shire faces intense competition for highly qualified personnel from other companies, academic institutions, government entities and other organizations. Shire is undergoing a corporate reorganization and the consequent uncertainty could adversely impact Shire’s ability to attract and/or retain the highly skilled personnel needed for Shire to meet its strategic objectives;
failure to achieve Shire’s strategic objectives with respect to the acquisition of ViroPharma Incorporated may adversely affect Shire’s financial condition and results of operations;
and other risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Shire’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Source: Shire plc

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February 17, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Frost & Sullivan Honors CIO Innovators of the Year, CIO Game Changers and Best-in-Class CIO Impact Award Winners for 2014

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Somayaji Bulusu of Marin General Hospital and Balaji Rangaswamy of Ricoh Americas Corporation honored at ConNEXTions 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Frost & Sullivan honored IT leaders from Ricoh Americas Corp. along with Brown and Toland Physicians as top winners of their CIO Impact Awards program at ConNEXTions 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

Frost & Sullivan recognized recipients of the CIO Impact Awards Best-in-Class, Technology Partner, and CIO Game-Changer honors, at the awards gala held at the ConNEXTions 2014 Executive MindXchange.

Winners of the CIO Impact Awards are recognized as individuals and companies enabling breakthrough new business models and strategies through the innovative use of transformative technologies. Frost & Sullivan was pleased to present these awards, and congratulates all award recipients on their achievements.

Frost & Sullivan honored two CIO Innovators of the Year among all project award recipients. These recipients are CIOs whose teams had the most positive impact on their enterprises’ strategic innovation, and who delivered a significant competitive advantage.

The recipients of the CIO Innovators of the Year went to:

Somayaji Bulusu, CIO at Brown and Toland Physicians (formerly CIO of Marin General Hospital)
Balaji Rangaswamy, Vice President of Information Technology at Ricoh Americas Corporation

Somayagi Bulusu, recipient of the medium-size enterprise CIO Innovator of the Year Award, dedicated this honor to his team at Marin General Hospital. He specifically recognized Dr. Susan Cumming, who he said was the principal supporter of the award-winning project.

“It was her brain-child project, and she was the driving force for its successful conclusion,” said Bulusu, formerly Marin General’s CIO, and now CIO of Brown and Toland Physicians. “I share this with her and on behalf of the entire hospital.”

Frost & Sullivan also announced recipients of the CIO Impact Best-in-Class Awards. These were the companies that scored the highest in each of six CIO Impact Awards project categories.

The recipients of the CIO Impact Best-in-Class Awards are:

Analytics & Big Data: SumAll
Cloud Computing: McKesson Corp.
Data & Network Resilience: OmniCom Media Group
Enterprise Architecture: Ricoh Americas Corporation
Mobility: Marin General Hospital
Unified Communications: Amtec

“We are honored to receive the 2014 CIO Impact Award from Frost & Sullivan,” said Dane Atkinson, CEO of SumAll. “Being recognized for helping businesses of all sizes tear down data silos by connecting sales, social, and web data all in a single place, is a major achievement for our team.”

The CIO Game Changer Award went to:

Tony Pizi, Chief Technology Officer and Managing Director of Platform Services, UBS

Frost & Sullivan also announced recipients of the CIO Impact Technology Partner Awards, given to providers who played important roles in winning projects.

The recipients of the CIO Impact Technology Partner Awards are:

Burton Software
Cicero, Inc.
CloudBees, Inc.
EarthLink Business
ForeScout Technologies

To view the complete list of 2014 CIO Impact Award winners, visit: http://www.frost.com/cioawards

Each of the three winners of the top individual CIO Impact Awards delivered high levels of innovation and competitive advantage to his organization:

Ricoh/Rangaswamy: After merging with IKON in 2010, the global maker of office imaging, printing, and document management products and services, launched an aggressive integration initiative that brought together HR, field services, CRM, and ERP systems, while also aggressively embracing mobile, social, and cloud technologies. The $60 million project is on target to deliver $360 million in savings to Ricoh.
Marin General/Bulusu: In 2013, Marin General implemented the nation’s first Mobile Care Transitions Network; a breakthrough mobile collaboration platform to connect in real-time multidisciplinary teams caring for patients as they transition from the hospital to other facilities or home. The system, used by all Marin General care providers and key post-discharge users from seven aftercare organizations, saves physicians up to one hour per shift by streamlining the patient transition process. And it has helped cut 30-day readmissions for patients age 65 and older by 22 percent.
UBS/Pizi: The global financial services provider launched a breakthrough system that allows 7,000 financial advisors to securely access the complete account information of their wealth management clients on the go from iPad devices. Based on internally-developed technology and tools from Cicero, the system allowed financial advisors to access existing applications to enhance the customer experience.

The theme for the 2014 ConNEXTions Executive MindXchange was “Driving Innovation and Industry Transformation Through Information Technology.” The event enables senior-level executives to embrace their increasingly strategic role as CIO, while building an action plan to reap more value from information technology investments.

For more information on the 2nd Annual ConNEXTions: A Frost & Sullivan executive MindXchange, go to: http://www.bestinformationtechnologyevent.com. For more information regarding the CIO Impact Awards & Gala, please go to: http://www.frost.com/cioawards.

Nominations for the 2015 CIO Impact Awards will open in April 2014.

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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February 17, 2014 at 4:54 pm

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KAO USA Announces Agency Change

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CINCINNATI, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — KAO USA Inc. and KBS+P have mutually agreed to separate. Kao is conducting a closed review for its global creative account for the following brands: John Frieda, Jergens, Biore and Curel. KBS+P, Kao’s agency for the past 10 years will not participate. The review does not affect other KAO USA agencies for media and digital in Kao’s key markets.
In making this announcement, Dave Muenz, Regional Executive Officer for Kao’s Mass business, said, “We are deeply grateful to KBS+P and their partnership for the past ten years. We have had a good run and look forward to selecting a new agency partner.”
Lori Senecal, CEO of KBS+P said, “We have worked with the Kao Company for ten years and shared many successes in developing their impressive portfolio of brands. We have reached a natural inflection point and having examined how our respective organizations have evolved during this time, we jointly decided to pursue other partners and opportunities.”
Kao USA has retained Joanne Davis Consulting/SCAN International to assist in the review that is expected to conclude by May 2014.
About KAO USA Inc.:
Kao USA Inc. is a leading manufacturer of premium beauty care brands that are recognized around the world for their innovation and quality. The Kao USA Inc. portfolio includes; Jergens® and Curel® hand and body lotions; Biore® facial care; John Frieda® hair care, Ban® antiperspirants, as well as Goldwell and KMS California professional hair care and Molton Brown products for body and home. Founded in 1882, Kao USA Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kao Corporation.
Source: Kao USA Inc.

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February 17, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Simgo Announces Availability of Virtual SIM Platform

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Field Proven Virtual SIM Works with any Cellular Device – Smartphones, Tablets and Cellular Modules
RA’ANANA, Israel, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Simgo, global provider of the world’s first commercially available virtual SIM card platform for smartphones, today announced the availability of a new ground-breaking virtual SIM chipset that enables cellular users to benefit from reduced roaming costs, broadband global M2M, increased operational efficiency and optimal identity security.
The Simgo virtual SIM protective cover attaches into the smartphone’s SIM slot and behaves like a blank SIM. Any of the thousand physical SIMs located in the cloud can be uploaded into it remotely, with a click of a button.
The Simgo virtual SIM protective cover attaches into the smartphone’s SIM slot and behaves like a blank SIM. Any of the thousand physical SIMs located in the cloud can be uploaded into it remotely, with a click of a button.
Simgo’s solution, which allows for the separation of the SIM card from the cellular device, is comprised of 2 components: a remote device which acts like a SIM and a cloud-based platform which physically contains tens of thousands of SIMs. The remote device is available as either a smartphone cover, a self-contained module or a low power, 9x9mm chip to be integrated into equipment with cellular modules. The completely fault tolerant platform allocates service to all devices dynamically, supporting on-the-fly switching according to any business logic, ranging from simply assigning local SIMs to adaptively choosing the highest throughput SIM at any given time and location.
“Finally, cellular devices and services can meet the needs of a global economy,” said Avi Ben Shlush, VP Marketing of Simgo. “By breaking the physical connection between the SIM card and the cellular device, Simgo’s solution provides cost and operational efficiency to cellular users, distributors and device manufacturers around the world.”
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About Simgo
Simgo is the designer and developer of a patented technology that offers the world’s first commercially available virtual SIM card platform for smartphones. Our unique solution removes the need for physical SIMs, thereby reducing roaming costs through a service offered in over 30 countries, improving SIM management and efficiency and providing identity security. The company’s goal is to leverage its proficiencies to impact the multi-billion dollar roaming industry and is positioned to achieve what was never thought possible. Founded in 2012, Simgo is led by a veteran management team of industry professionals, backed by private investors and supported by distribution partners in 3 continents.
For more information, please visit http://www.simgo-mobile.com.
Source: Simgo

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February 17, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Frost & Sullivan: Marketing Automation is a Must-Have Tool to Boost Marketing Efficiency and Drive Revenues

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– The software is evolving to be more predictive and intuitive, with key insights available on the go

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The need to integrate marketing efforts to optimize returns on marketing campaign investments is driving the global marketing automation software (MAS) market. Marketers need intelligent tools to identify each sign of customer interest and promptly respond to the sign with relevant personalized content. To handle the velocity and scale of conversations with customers, they need a marketing automation platform that will help them customize the marketing content and automate the timing of all their communications. Organizations also need a tool that will facilitate better collaboration between the marketing and sales teams, and ensure that they manage the customer experience effectively.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan’s Global Marketing Automation Software Market research puts the spotlight on marketing automation to provide a 360 degree perspective of how the solution is driving growth for firms globally. The research finds the market earned revenue of $550.7 million in 2013 and estimates this to reach $1.9 billion in 2020. The analysis shows that almost half of the 2013 market was dominated by three competitors: Marketo, Eloqua and Silverpop, with more than 80 percent of the activity concentrated in the U.S. Future growth will be fuelled by the demand for marketing agility, actionable customer intelligence and ability to measure revenues on marketing campaign performance.

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“Businesses have realized the value of proactively engaging with their customers by leveraging intelligence generated in the marketing automation tool,” said Frost & Sullivan Digital Media Industry Analyst Hiral Jasani. “Additionally, measuring the ROI on marketing campaigns across multiple channels is an essential function of today’s marketers as customer interactions span several devices and media. Smarter companies that want to take charge of their lead generation and lead nurturing efforts across all relevant channels are increasingly using MAS for a strong competitive edge in the market.”

However, it is important to note that marketers often struggle with their content marketing strategies because organizations are not able to streamline internal communication processes and create targeted content libraries, which are important to fully leverage MAS. The availability of free solutions such as email marketing tools and Google Analytics further limits the adoption of MAS.

Many traditional marketers are overwhelmed by the steep learning curve of MAS as well as the amount of data generated on digital channels, including social media and mobile networks. To ease them into using these solutions, marketing automation vendors must actively educate their end users on the powerful capabilities of MAS and provide the necessary training to learn the software. Vendors also need to provide light and user-friendly mobile versions of their software so that marketers and sales executives can stay on top of their campaigns and get regular updates, alerts and triggers on their smartphones and tablets when they are away from the office.

“Establishing a repository of successful case studies with vertical specific use cases will help vendors accelerate the deployment of MAS globally,” advised Jasani. “There is a huge demand for extremely powerful, yet easy-to-use marketing automation tools with advanced analytics capabilities.”

Leading MAS vendors are already expanding their ecosystem of third party applications and looking to converge with other technology platforms such as content management systems and enterprise video webcasting solutions to provide a complete online marketing solution. This trend is expected to accelerate market consolidation in the next three to five years as large vendors continue to absorb smaller ones.

Global Marketing Automation Software Market is part of the Digital Media (http://www.digitalmedia.frost.com/) Growth Partnership Service program. This research provides a detailed discussion on the key factors driving growth in the market, as well as the dynamics restraining vendor growth. The analysis also includes the forecasts and trends, a distribution channel discussion, end-user breakdown, market share analysis, industry convergence implications, demand analysis, pricing and technology trends, hot company watchlist, and the analyst’s last word, among other insights. Based on a number of competitive factors such as the depth and breadth of the product and the pricing strategy, the competitive analysis discusses the leading players in the market, the contenders and challengers, as well as emerging and niche players. Most major MAS vendors, including Eloqua, Marketo, Act-On Software, Silverpop and Salesfusion, are positioned in the competitive section based on an in-depth analysis.

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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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February 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm

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Molecular Imprints’ Semiconductor Business To Be Acquired By Canon

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— Merger creates an independent spin out company that will focus on developing nanotechnology market opportunities
AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Molecular Imprints Inc. (MII), the market and technology leader for nanopatterning systems and solutions, today announced it has signed an agreement to sell its semiconductor imprint lithography equipment business to Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan. Canon currently manufactures and markets KrF excimer and i-line illumination optical lithography platforms. Canon began conducting research into nanoimprint technology in 2004 to enter the market for lithography equipment for leading-edge high-resolution patterning. Since 2009, the Company has been carrying out joint development with MII and a major semiconductor manufacturer for mass production using MII’s Jet and Flash™ Imprint Lithography (J-FIL™) technology.
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“After establishing a business alliance with Canon four years ago to provide a technologically enabled low cost nanolithography solution to the semiconductor industry, I’m very pleased to acknowledge the tremendous progress we have achieved in the pursuit of this goal. Based on this success, the merger was a natural next step for our companies,” stated Mark Melliar-Smith, CEO of Molecular Imprints.
In 2011 Canon launched Phase IV of its Excellent Global Corporation Plan, of which one of the strategies included business development through globalized diversification. “Acquiring MII will strengthen our ‘Industry and Others’ business unit,” stated Canon’s CTO, Dr. Toshiaki Ikoma. “We are very excited by this innovative semiconductor manufacturing opportunity and look forward to establishing an advanced technology development capability in Austin, Texas.”
Molecular Imprints was founded based on technology developed at the University of Texas at Austin (UT) by Professors SV Sreenivasan and Grant Willson. Over the last several years, Molecular Imprints has been working with Canon and other semiconductor industry infrastructure partners to enable the industry to continue on Moore’s Law by side stepping the resolution limits and escalating cost burden of optical and EUV lithography. The initial adoption of J-FIL for production is planned for advanced FLASH memory within the next two years.
While Canon ushers J-FIL into advanced semiconductor manufacturing, this merger agreement also allows for the spin out creation of a new company that will keep its original “Molecular Imprints” name and have the advantage of a tremendous jump start by retaining key personnel and rights jointly owned with Canon to MII’s IP portfolio, along with multiple system platforms that are designed to support the growing need for nanoscale patterning in consumer electronics and biomedical applications. “We look forward to providing a low cost nanoscale manufacturing solution to the display, hard disk drive, biotechnology and other emerging markets,” said David Gino, Molecular Imprints COO. Mr. Gino will become the CEO of the new Molecular Imprints once the company is spun out just prior to the closing of the merger agreement with Canon.
The merger is expected to be completed by April of 2014 after normal shareholder and government approvals.
About Molecular Imprints, Inc.
Molecular Imprints, Inc. (MII) is the technology leader for high-resolution, low cost-of-ownership nanopatterning systems and solutions. MII is leveraging its innovative Jet and Flash™ Imprint Lithography (J-FIL™) technology to become the worldwide technology leader in high-volume patterning solutions for semiconductor devices, while enabling emerging markets in display, hard disk drive, and biotechnology. MII enables nanoscale patterning by delivering an imprint lithography solution that is affordable and extendible to sub-20 nanometer dimensions.
Corporate Contact
Paul Hofemann
Molecular Imprints Inc.
1-512-225-8441
phofemann@molecularimprints.com
Source: Molecular Imprints Inc.

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February 17, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Making Sense of Volatility: How Does your Business Connect to Economic and Industry Sector Indicators?

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– Frost & Sullivan uncovers how to “GET-IT” using Global Economic Tracker – Insights and Trends to develop better forecasts for real-time business performance

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ —
WHEN: 11:00 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014
LOCATION: Online, with free registration
SPEAKERS: Frost & SullivanEmerging Market and Economic Development Innovation Global Vice President Sath Rao, Senior Economic Consultant Craig Parker and Chief Economist Dr. Vinnie Aggarwal

With 2014 underway, there have been unprecedented financial capital outflows from emerging markets and a number of emerging economies vulnerable to capital outflows; the risks and volatility in markets have also increased. Cheaper U.S. shale gas has already affected the global energy supply pattern. These shifting patterns will affect many economies and industries. However, not all will be susceptible to the same risks, and some may perform better than others.

Attend this webinar to discover:

How your business performance correlates to economic and industry indicators
How to gauge changing global and regional growth patterns, allowing companies to map business performance against a variety of industry and economic benchmarks
An understanding of the uncertainties while investing in emerging markets

Business leaders, now more than ever, need short-term industry and economic forecasts and must have the ability to analyze the data to track dependencies and drivers of growth. This briefing will provide a unique opportunity to navigate a ground-breaking tool from Frost & Sullivan, based on data in our Global Economic Tracker – Insights and Trends (GET-IT) as well as the Growth Analytical Predictor (GAP), giving clients a greater understanding of volatility and the ability to track trends and correlation on a short-term basis.

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“Unforeseen economic volatility will have a significant impact on company revenue if not better understood or forecast,” said Frost & Sullivan Emerging Market and Economic Development Innovation Global Vice President Sath Rao. “The threat of a slowdown in emerging markets in 2014 and the lingering fragilities in industrialized economies will make it imperative for corporations to trace and analyze the interconnectivities between revenue growth and important economic and industry indicators.”

Registration

To attend the briefing, email jennifer.carson@frost.com your full name, job title, company name, company telephone number, company email address and website, city, state and country.
Receive a recorded version of the briefing anytime by submitting the aforementioned contact details.

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For more information about Frost & Sullivan’s global Emerging Market Innovation practice, please visit: http://www.emi.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?

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February 17, 2014 at 3:46 pm

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With A Little Help From Its Friends, Alfred Haber, Inc. (AHI) Rocks The World With “THE BEATLES: THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA – A GRAMMY(R) SALUTE”

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PALISADES PARK, N.J., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — On the heels of the show’s airing in the U.S. on CBS on Sunday, February 9, 2014 – exactly 50 years to the day, date and time of the original event – and having just recently been appointed exclusive international distributor, Alfred Haber, President of Alfred Haber, Inc. (AHI), announced today that the company has already secured numerous international sales for THE BEATLES: THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA – A GRAMMY® SALUTE, the 2 1/2-hour CBS special that celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ groundbreaking U.S. debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The show features a memorable reunion of Sir Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr performing the classic Beatles songs “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “With A Little Help From My Friends,” and “Hey Jude,” as well as many other musical superstars paying tribute to the Fab Four.

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Key initial international sales for this primetime entertainment special include Canal+’s D8/17 (France), WOWOW (Japan), Televisa (Mexico), Rogers Media (Canada), Foxtel (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), NTR (Netherlands), SVT (Sweden), TV Romania (Romania), and Net Media (Indonesia).

“The Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show is one of the most watched television events ever – with 74 million people tuning in to watch the group perform five songs during the variety hour,” stated Haber. “This special celebrates the remarkable legacy of the seven-time GRAMMY-winning group with extraordinary performances by music’s top talent, and we are delighted with the immediate response we have received from our broadcasters the world over.”

Averaging an impressive 13.95 million viewers when it aired this past Sunday – and peaking at nearly 14.8 million during the final half hour – the special also contains footage from that historic, landmark Sunday evening in 1964 as well as David Letterman interviewing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at the iconic Ed Sullivan Theater; recollections from fans who were in the audience for the Beatles’ first performance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”; and interviews with the show’s art director, associate producer, and production assistant who were there the night this milestone event took place.

THE BEATLES: THE NIGHT THAT CHANGED AMERICA – A GRAMMY SALUTE features spectacular, wall-to-wall performances by Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr (solo and together); Gary Clark, Jr., Dave Grohl (of Foo Fighters) & Joe Walsh (of Eagles); Eurythmics (Annie Lennox & Dave Stewart reunited for one night only); Imagine Dragons; Alicia Keys & John Legend; Jeff Lynne (of E.L.O. and Traveling Wilburys) & Dave Grohl; Jeff Lynne & Joe Walsh joined by Dhani Harrison (George Harrison’s son); Maroon 5; John Mayer & Keith Urban; Katy Perry; Ed Sheeran; Pharrell Williams & Brad Paisley; and 25-time GRAMMY winner Stevie Wonder.

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February 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm

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Prolexic Publishes Infographic on Largest Attacks Mitigated in 2013

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Prolexic Technologies, the global leader in Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection services, today published a new infographic summarizing the statistics about the largest DDoS attacks it mitigated in each quarter of 2013. A complimentary copy of the infographic can be downloaded from http://www.prolexic.com/2013-ddos-attacks.
Prolexic Technologies Infographic
Prolexic Technologies Infographic

Throughout the year, the Prolexic Security Engineering & Response Team (PLXsert) collects metrics from all attacks launched against the company’s global client base using proprietary techniques and equipment. Through digital forensics and post-attack analysis, PLXsert is able to build a global, fact-based view of the evolving DDoS threat.

“In 2013, Prolexic mitigated the largest attacks it has faced since the company was founded 10 years ago,” said Stuart Scholly, president of Prolexic. “Botnets have become bigger and more powerful and in a worrying development, new toolkits that leverage reflection and amplification are enabling malicious actors to launch similarly sized attacks with fewer resources.”

Largest Attacks Mitigated by Quarter for 2013

Prolexic’s infographic summarizes the largest attacks mitigated last year by quarter:

Q1 2013: 130 Gbps peak attack bandwidth directed at a financial services firm
Q2 2013: 144 million packets-per-second directed at a financial services firm
Q3 2013: 111 Gbps peak attack bandwidth directed at a media/entertainment company
Q4 2013: 179 Gbps peak attack bandwidth directed at a media/entertainment company

The infographic also provides other key metrics for each attack including start date, attack duration, and the attack vectors used.

“Prolexic set records in three of the four quarters last year so it’s clear that the trend is for larger and larger DDoS attacks,” said Scholly. “Only a handful of organizations in the world can absorb this level of traffic so contracting mitigation services from a respected third-party provider is essential.”

A complimentary copy of Prolexic’s latest infographic summarizing the largest 2013 DDoS attacks mitigated by quarter can be downloaded from http://bit.ly/1hcJLLr

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, energy 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://bit.ly/1fh8c3h follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, YouTube, and @Prolexic on Twitter.
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February 17, 2014 at 2:36 pm

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Internet Pioneer and ICANN Chairman of the Board to Keynote Black Hat Asia 2014

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– World’s Leading Information Security Event Series Welcomes Dr. Steve Crocker to the Keynote Stage in Singapore
SAN FRANCISCO/PRNewswire/ — Today, Black Hat, the world’s leading family of information security events, announced that Dr. Steve Crocker, Chairman of the Board, Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and one of the Internet’s pioneers will present the keynote address at Black Hat Asia 2014. Black Hat Asia will take place March 25-28, 2014 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. For more information and to register, please visit: http://www.blackhat.com/asia-14/.
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Dr. Crocker has been involved with the Internet since its inception. While a graduate student at UCLA, he was part of the team that developed the protocols for the Arpanet, laying the foundation for today’s Internet. He also organized the Networking Group, which was the forerunner of the modern Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Adding to his distinguished list of accomplishments, Dr. Crocker is also the creator of the seminal Request for Comment (RFC) series of notes through which protocol designs are documented and shared. For his pioneering work and contribution to the creation and development of the Internet, Dr. Crocker was awarded the 2002 IEEE Internet Award and was inducted to the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012.
Today Dr. Crocker is the CEO and co-founder of Shinkuro, Inc., a startup company focused on the dynamic sharing of information across the Internet and on the deployment of improved security protocols. His vast experience includes research management at DARPA, USC/ISI and The Aerospace Corporation, Vice President of Trusted Information Systems, and co-founder of CyberCash, Inc. and Longitude Systems, Inc.
His prior public service includes serving as the first area director for security in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Internet Architecture Board (IAB), the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) and service on the Board of the Internet Society.
Black Hat Asia will welcome Dr. Crocker to the stage on March 27, 2014. His keynote, “Let’s Fix the Mess,” will look at how the explosive growth since the development of the Arpanet 45 years ago has led to a myriad of security problems and Internet governance issues. Dr. Crocker will discuss not only the early history of the Internet including the creation of the Request for Comments (RFC) but also current activities such as DNSSEC and rPKI that hold great promise to improve the game.
“Dr. Crocker helped forge the way for what we now know as our modern Internet and has offered countless contributions to the research community and today’s online infrastructure,” explained Nicole Garbolino, Global Events Director, Black Hat. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have him join us for Black Hat Asia this year to share his experiences and lessons learned with our attendees.”
For more information and to register before regular registration pricing ends March 21, please visit: http://www.blackhat.com/asia-14/registration.html.
Sponsors of Black Hat Asia 2014 include Diamond Sponsors: Juniper Networks and RSA; Platinum Sponsors: EGUARDIAN, M.Tech Products Pte Ltd, Netpoleon Solutions, Tenable Network Security and Gold Sponsors: Checkmarx, FireMon, HP Singapore, Qualys and Webroot.
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February 17, 2014 at 12:07 pm

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