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Fragrance Du Bois Brings Xerjoff to Southeast Asia for the First Time

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SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — At its flagship boutique in Singapore’s Fullerton Hotel, Fragrance Du Bois announced the first time arrival in Southeast Asia of the luxurious Italian perfume brand, Xerjoff.

Fragrance Du Bois Flagship Boutique at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore.
Fragrance Du Bois Flagship Boutique at The Fullerton Hotel, Singapore.

Founded in 2004, the Turin-based perfume house — renowned for its enchanting fragrances, encased in exquisite flacons — is delighted to be expanding its worldwide presence.

“We are thrilled to be in Singapore to showcase our finest and exclusive perfumes under Fragrance Du Bois,” said Sergio Momo, Xerjoff’s Founder and Creative Director. “I believe Fragrance Du Bois shares important principles with Xerjoff in the universe of artistic perfumery. It is extremely important for Xerjoff to be represented by dedicated partners who can introduce and support the philosophy of our brand. Additionally,” he concluded, “Singapore is one of the trendiest fashion capitals in the world, and we believe this will be a gateway for many opportunities in the region.”

“It brings us great pleasure to be the first (and only) fragrance house in Southeast Asia, to host and partner with the world acclaimed Xerjoff,” said Nicola Parker, Brand Director of Fragrance Du Bois. “Singapore is only the first stop. Xerjoff will be available in all our flagship boutiques, outlets and fragrance lounges around the word in the coming weeks. We pride ourselves in giving all our customers a luxury experience in fragrance, each and every time they walk into our boutiques or lounges. This partnership with Xerjoff,” Parker concluded, “will further enhance that experience. We offer nothing but the best in the market in order to make sure that our customers’ personal preferences and expectations are met.”

At the heart of the Xerjoff brand and all of its creations, is a combination of traditional perfumery (dating back hundreds of years), and modern, handcrafted bottles. Sergio Momo’s inspiration is derived from his Italian roots, and his dedication to a time-honoured craft has led to the formulation of some of the most memorable and original fragrances currently on the market. Momo’s empathy and understanding of the natural world has also played a part in the overall aesthetic, with a combination of precious and semi-precious hand cut stones, quartz, Murano glass, wood, brass, bronze, gold and leather, taking roles in the succession of masterpieces.

Also lending some weight to the rare and precious works of art that capture these unforgettable fragrances, are the many years of research and development in the art of perfumery, alongside the collaborations with renowned Italian artists. International and Italian ‘Noses’, painters and sculptors – along with jewellery designers, glassblowers, diamond cutters and wood engravers – work together to distil, blend and package the precious essences created in Grasse (South of France), Spain and Italy.

Xerjoff’s collection – redolent of history and tradition, and inspired by elements and events as diverse as Siberian meteorite showers and the ancient Arabian art of perfumery — is sure to contain a perfume that will excite and stimulate the senses of even the most jaded fragrance aficionado.

Working along parallel lines with Fragrance Du Bois, Xerjoff has dedicated two superb collections to the mystical and enigmatic Oud oil – both presented in beautifully crafted crystal bottles. Sourced from Laos, Indonesia,Thailand, India and Cambodia, the Oud-inspired creations are capturing the imaginations of fragrance enthusiasts worldwide.

A selection of Xerjoff’s luxury fragrances will be available at the Fragrance Du Bois flagship boutique inSingapore from today.  They will also be available in Du Bois’ second flagship boutique in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, within a matter of weeks.

Xerjoff in Southeast Asia is exclusively brought to you by Fragrance Du Bois, and prices start from SGD 225.

Xerjoff is one of several new eminent brands that will be available at Fragrance Du Bois over the next few months. For more updates please go to www.facebook.com/fragrancedubois

Notes to Editors:

For further information, please contact:

Samantha Tham
Marketing Executive
Email: samantha.tham@fragrancedubois.com
Mobile: +65-9144-0933
Office: +65-6299-4998

Adrian Heng
Group Marketing Director
Email: adrian.heng@fragrancedubois.com
Mobile: +65-9750-7440
Office: +65-6299-1778

Rosy Ursillo
Email: ursillo@xerjoff.com
Mobile: +39-3663545792
Office: +39-011-31-67-023 / +39-011-197-032-46

About Fragrance Du Bois

Fragrance Du Bois is a niche luxury perfume house working closely with sustainable plantations in Asia, bringing exciting new 100% organic Oud oil based fragrances to exclusive markets worldwide. Sustainably sourcing the finest raw materials across the globe, working with French perfumers to create a full range of products, and also providing bespoke fragrance services, Fragrance Du Bois is personal luxury with a conscience. With exclusive fragrance lounges around the world, in Dubai, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, Fragrance Du Bois creates only the finest experience in bespoke perfumery.

Fragrance Du Bois is known as Parfums Du Bois in France and in non-French speaking markets, as Fragrance Du Bois.

About Xerjoff

XERJOFF is a Turin based Perfume House fully dedicated to luxury fragrance.

XERJOFF is a journey to the most precious realm in the world of luxury fragrances; the place where the magical affinity between the wonders of nature and exquisite Italian craftsmanship is celebrated.

Through years of development, XERJOFF has gained strong alliances with many renowned Italian artists who collaborate closely to create the rare and precious art pieces. International and Italian noses, painters and sculptors, jewellery designers and glassblowers, diamond cutters and wood engravers work in harmony to create the precious scents created in Grasse (South of France), Spain and Italy. The result is a series of unique creations of limited edition availability reserved for only the truest of connoisseurs.

About Asia Plantation Capital

Quick facts:

  • US$ 600 million – combined value of assets owned and under management
  • US$ 53.5 million – turnover in the last financial year
  • US$ 100 million – turnover forecast for current financial year
  • 2,000,000 – Aquilaria trees today, on Agarwood plantations.

Asia Plantation Capital (APC) is the owner and operator of a diverse range of commercial plantation and farming businesses across the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, and is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated companies. Its focus is on multicultural and diverse plantation projects geared to the domestic and commercial demands of the countries in which it operates. Working closely with, and supporting local communities, is an underlying core principle of the APC business, providing social and cultural support, as well as investment, to move these communities away from deforestation and illegal logging activities, previously seen as a main source of income in some regions of Asia. Established officially in 2008 (although operating privately since 2002) the group now has plantation and agricultural projects on four continents, with operational projects at various stages in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, North America and Europe.

Promoting the use of sustainable and certified wood is the best way of preventing deforestation, protecting biodiversity, and combatting poverty in the tropical rainforest regions. For the yachting sector (a major user of teak) which strives for excellence and which is already involved in environmental efforts, this is also a way of ensuring that no wood from illegal logging is used.

Xerjoff Casamorati Collection is focused on resurrecting the craftsmanship and old world style of La Fabbrica Di Profumi C. Casamorati, a 19th century haute perfumerie established in Bologne.
Xerjoff Casamorati Collection is focused on resurrecting the craftsmanship and old world style of La Fabbrica Di Profumi C. Casamorati, a 19th century haute perfumerie established in Bologne.
Dedicated entirely to traditional Arab perfume making, Xerjoff's Oud Stars is a prestigious collection of six perfumes created from pure Oud distillation.
Dedicated entirely to traditional Arab perfume making, Xerjoff’s Oud Stars is a prestigious collection of six perfumes created from pure Oud distillation.

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Source: Asia Plantation Capital

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March 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

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Asia Plantation Capital Opens South East Asia’s Largest Agarwood Processing Factory in Malaysia

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SINGAPORE  /PRNewswire/ — Asia Plantation Capital is proud to announce the opening of its new, purpose-built Agarwood (gaharu) factory and research centre, located in Johor, Malaysia.

Asia Plantation Capital’s new Agarwood (Gaharu) factory and Research Centre
Asia Plantation Capital’s new Agarwood (Gaharu) factory and Research Centre

A mere 20 minutes drive from the Causeway link to Singapore, the town of Seri Alam is now host to the state of the art facility that incorporates an Oud oil distillery, a wood chip processing centre, and a fragrance stick factory. Also situated within the complex is a visitor centre, along with a wholesale factory shop stocked with the ever-growing range of Agarwood products produced by Asia Plantation Capital (APC).

Occupying a brand new 44,000 ft2 unit in the Masai Industrial Park, the multi-million US dollar investment is integral to the company’s strategic expansion of its Malaysian plantations and production capacity. The location — close to a railway hub and deep sea port facilities — was carefully and painstakingly selected, with logistics very much at the forefront of the decision making process. Access to the company’s plantations in Thailand, India andMyanmar were key factors, as well as the company’s ongoing factory expansion in Shenzhen, China.  Also planned Oud factories opening in the Middle East located in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and Jeddahin the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are being developed by the company over the next 18 months.

The facility is also strategically and conveniently located in close proximity to Singapore — a country currently ranked as one of Asia’s biggest Agarwood import and export centres — with more than US$1.2 billion in estimated trade per annum (according to official reports). This presents APC with a leading competitive edge in terms of its access to a significant market on its very ‘doorstep.’  This is a further key aspect of the planning and location of all the groups factories with China, Northern Asia and the Middle East between them accounting for a substantial bulk of current world trade in Agarwood products.

The factory has been equipped with the latest heat exchange steam distillation units using purified water, and a clean energy solar power system is being installed to ensure maximum economic efficiency. Sustainable, environmentally friendly energy systems are utilised throughout.

As part of a forward supply agreement with China’s largest retailer of fragrance sticks, a 300 tonne per annum production line is also being installed, and this will expand in due course to 600 tonnes per annum, to incorporate the company’s other locations. The facility also houses a laboratory for perfumes and essential oils, APC inoculation systems production, and MSDS analysis systems.

“We are very excited to finally be able to take the wraps off our state of the art Agarwood factory,” said Steve Watts, CEO of Asia Plantation Capital Berhad, in Kuala Lumpur. “We have spent several years reviewing the best all round strategic location, and are pleased to announce this expansion in Malaysia. It’s a result of the country’s stable business environment and forward thinking forestry and plantation departments at governmental level, that have led us to select Malaysia and Johor for this strategic factory expansion.”

He continued, “We fully expect over the coming years for Asia Plantation Capital to become a major exporter and employer in Malaysia as part of this programme. This is part of an Asia-wide strategic factory and production expansion, with a distillation factory joint venture in China with Hua Lin Group — China’s largest manufacturer of Agarwood products – as well as strategic expansion in Thailand into wood chip production and incense manufacturing and planned factories in the Middle East. Over the last six years we have constantly been researching and improving our systems, and have now identified and perfected a proprietary ‘soil to oil’ production process which is now the subject of 22 separate intellectual property patent applications. These systems are not only being utilised by the group to widen our market share, but is also being offered to smaller growers and farmers across Asia, to assist them in the cultivation and end processing of Agarwood into a valuable income. This will, in turn, help boost rural economies and also underpin the group’s future supply requirements. As well as supplying systems and knowledge, we are offering fixed ‘buy backs’ on products made exclusively from our systems. This process is already underway in India, Thailand and Malaysia.”

Watts went on to say, “The Agarwood plantation industry, as we know, is huge and is continuing to grow rapidly. Currently however, in many cases, the standards of production are not up to scratch, and the systems being used are performing poorly.  Substandard products are the result, and a significant proportion of these still emanate from illegal sources. The consumer market is evolving and growing at a rapid rate, and consumers are looking for products of consistently high quality with all the relevant seals of authenticity, purity and sustainability. We have found that by having our own distribution companies in the Middle East, China and Europe, and being face to face with our clients on a daily basis, we can achieve all of this, and more.”

Watts concluded, “Our products now come exclusively with their own individual certifications — including those from CITES — along with EU Product Approvals, Product Safety Data Sheets, IFRA, Certificate of Origin, FDA approval, MSDS analyses, and Shariah Compliant status.  Our products, in particular our oils and wood chips, are also independently graded by experts in the field at Thailand’s Prince of Songkla University.  By strategically owning and operating state of the art, environmentally friendly mega factories, fuelled by our own plantations and other smaller growers, we are now able to deliver the end products that the market actually demands, in terms of quality, consistency and price.”

The factory is operational and open for business, with new production lines being commissioned in the coming months. The visitor centre will be opening in April 2015, along with a wholesale factory shop and Agarwood product display library.

For further information, please contact:

Steve Watts
CEO, Malaysia
Email: steve.watts@asiaplantationcapital.com
Office: +60 720 702 76

About Asia Plantation Capital

Quick facts:

  • US$ 600 million – combined value of assets owned and under management
  • US$ 53.5 million – turnover in the last financial year
  • US$ 100 million – turnover forecast for current financial year
  • 2,000,000 – Aquilaria trees today, on Agarwood plantations.

Asia Plantation Capital (APC) is the owner and operator of a diverse range of commercial plantation and farming businesses across the Asia-Pacific region and around the world, and is part of the Asia Plantation Capital Group of associated companies. Its focus is on multicultural and diverse plantation projects geared to the domestic and commercial demands of the countries in which it operates. Working closely with, and supporting local communities, is an underlying core principle of the APC business, providing social and cultural support, as well as investment, to move these communities away from deforestation and illegal logging activities, previously seen as a main source of income in some regions of Asia. Established officially in 2008 (although operating privately since 2002) the group now has plantation and agricultural projects on four continents, with operational projects at various stages in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Laos, India, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Vietnam, North America and Europe.

Promoting the use of sustainable and certified wood is the best way of preventing deforestation, protecting biodiversity, and combatting poverty in the tropical rainforest regions. For the yachting sector (a major user of teak) which strives for excellence and which is already involved in environmental efforts, this is also a way of ensuring that no wood from illegal logging is used.

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Source: Asia Plantation Capital

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March 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm

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Microchip LoRa(TM) Technology Wireless Module Enables IoT; First Module for Ultra Long-range and Low-power Network Standard

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-Stack-on-board RN2483 module makes it easy to tap the 10-mile range and 10-year battery life of LoRa technology wireless networks

BANGKOK  /PRNewswire/ — Microchip Technology Inc.[NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has announced the first in a series of modules for the LoRa™ technology low-data-rate wireless networking standard, which enables Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) wireless communication with a range of more than 10 miles (suburban), a battery life of greater than 10 years, and the ability to connect millions of wireless sensor nodes to LoRa technology gateways.  The 433/868 MHz RN2483 is a European R&TTE Directive Assessed Radio Module, accelerating development time while reducing development costs.  Additionally, it combines a small module form factor of 17.8×26.3×3 mm with 14 GPIOs, providing the flexibility to connect and control a large number of sensors and actuators while taking up very little space.

Microchip LoRaTM Long-Range Sub-GHz Module (Part# RN2483)
Microchip LoRaTM Long-Range Sub-GHz Module (Part# RN2483)

To learn more about this new module, go to: http://www.microchip.com/LoRa-Module-030215a.

“The RN2483 module is a revolutionary end-node IoT solution for the new LoRa technology network, enabling extremely long-range, bidirectional communication with significant battery life,” said Steve Caldwell, vice president of Microchip’s Wireless Products Division. “As a founding member of the LoRa Alliance, we are working to ensure our modules are compatible with all partner gateways and back-end network service providers.”

Gartner predicts that there will be 25 billion connected things in use by 2020. While the IoT market is explosively growing, developers are challenged to establish a simple, robust infrastructure with their limited resources. They are demanding a solution that requires a minimum total cost of ownership and is easy to design, with short time to market, great interoperability and nationwide deployment.

The RN2483 comes with the LoRaWAN™ protocol stack, so it can easily connect with the established and rapidly expanding LoRa Alliance infrastructure — including both privately managed local area networks (LANs) and telecom-operated public networks — to create Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWANs) with nationwide coverage. This stack integration also enables the module to be used with any microcontroller that has a UART interface, including hundreds of Microchip’s PIC® MCUs.  Additionally, the RN2483 features Microchip’s simple ASCII command interface for easy configuration and control.

LoRa technology has several advantages over other wireless systems. It utilizes a spread-spectrum base modulation that is capable of demodulation with a 20 dB below noise level.  This enables high sensitivity with robust network links, improves network efficiency and eliminates interference. The LoRaWAN protocol’s star topology eliminates synchronization overhead and hops, compared to mesh networks, which reduces power consumption and enables multiple concurrent applications to run on the network. LoRa technology also has a much longer range than other wireless protocols, which enables the RN2483 to operate without repeaters, reducing the total cost of ownership. In comparison to 3G and 4G cellular networks, LoRa technology is far more scalable and cost effective for embedded applications.

The RN2483 module resolves the age-old wireless developer’s dilemma, where they had to choose between longer range and lower power consumption. By employing LoRa technology, designers can now maximize both while reducing the cost of additional repeaters.  Additionally, the RN2483 provides them with the ability to secure their network communication using AES-128 encryption.

With its scalability, robust communication, mobility and the ability to operate in harsh outdoor environments, the RN2483 is well suited for a broad range of low-data-rate wireless monitoring and control designs. Example IoT and M2M applications include: smart cities (street lights, parking, traffic sensors), energy measurement(electricity/water/gas smart meters), and industrial/commercial/home automation (HVAC controls, smart appliances, security systems, lighting).

Availability

Samples of the RN2483 are available now to beta customers, by contacting Microchip’s field sales force, and it is expected to be widely available for purchase in May in 1,000-unit quantities. Development boards are also expected to be available for purchase in May, which will allow designers to utilise Microchip’s proven and free MPLAB® integrated development environment.  For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or visit Microchip’s website at http://www.microchip.com/LoRa-Module-030215a.

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About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analogand Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/Homepage-030215a.

Note: The Microchip name and logo, PIC, and MPLAB are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.

For more information, please contact:

Daphne Yuen (Microchip):
+852-2943-5115
(email: daphne.yuen@microchip.com)

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Source: Microchip Technology Inc.

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March 10, 2015 at 3:39 pm

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Settlements Affect Purchasers of Airline Tickets between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, New Zealand, or the Pacific Islands

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SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — The following is being released by the law firms of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP and Hausfeld, LLP.

Settlements have been reached with eight airlines in a class action lawsuit involving the price of airline tickets. The Settling Defendants are: Air France; Cathay Pacific; Japan Airlines; Malaysian Airlines; Qantas; Singapore Airlines; Thai Airways; and Vietnam Airlines. The lawsuit continues against five Non-Settling Defendant airlines: Air New Zealand; All Nippon Airways (“ANA”); China Airlines (Taiwan); EVA Airways; and Philippines Airlines.

The lawsuit claims that the Defendants agreed to fix prices on tickets for transpacific air travel. As a result, ticket purchasers may have paid more than was necessary. The Settling Defendants deny the allegations, and deny that they have any liability. The Defendant airlines also deny liability, although ANA has pled guilty to fixing the prices of certain discounted tickets.

Purchasers are included if: (1) they bought a ticket for air travel from one of 26 airlines; (2) the ticket included at least one flight segment between the U.S. and Asia or Oceania; and (3) the purchase was made between January 1, 2000 and the present. A more complete description of eligibility requirements is available atwww.AirlineSettlement.com, or by calling 1.800.439.1781 (in the U.S. or Canada) or 1.612.359.2900 (International).

The Settling Defendants have agreed to pay $39,502,000 (the “Settlement Fund”). Money will not be distributed yet, and will be distributed pursuant to a Plan of Allocation approved by the Court. Class Counsel will pursue the lawsuit against the Non-Settling Defendants.

Important Information

  • Purchasers will need to submit a Claim Form online or by mail. The earliest deadline to file a claim isSeptember 19, 2015, but they will have until 120 days after the Settlements become final and effective to file a claim.
  • Purchasers who do nothing will not get a payment and give up the right to sue.
  • Purchasers who want to keep the right to sue the Defendants must exclude themselves by April 17, 2015.
  • Purchasers who stay in the Settlements can object to them by April 17, 2015.

The Court will hold a hearing in this case on May 22, 2015, to consider whether to approve the Settlements. Class Counsel have not requested attorneys’ fees and reimbursement of costs at this time but will do so in connection with the hearing. For the current Settlements, Class Counsel will request up to one-third of the Settlement Fund plus up to $7,500 for each of the class representatives. Class Counsel has asked the Court to set aside an additional $3 million of the Settlement Fund to cover future expenses.

Please visit the website, www.AirlineSettlement.com for more information, important documents, and case updates.

Source: Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP and Hausfeld, LLP

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March 10, 2015 at 3:10 pm

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Egencia Names Amit Arora as New Country Director in India

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DELHI, India /PRNewswire/ — Egencia®, the business travel company of the Expedia group (NASDAQ: EXPE), today announced the appointment of Amit Arora as country director, Egencia India.

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This appointment comes on the heels of an outstanding performance in 2014 where Egencia grew its global revenue five times faster than its key competitor.

“This is an exciting time for Mr. Arora to be joining Egencia. India is one of the fastest growing markets in the world for Egencia and for many of our global and multi-market clients.  Domestic and outbound international business travel is growing at a much faster rate than the overall Indian economy.  Our momentum is strong and the opportunities are huge,” said Kyle Davis, managing director Asia Pacific at Egencia.

Twelve years ago, Egencia began to transform the business travel industry with the backing of the Expedia group. Egencia is now competing with the four leading traditional travel management companies by putting the traveller at the heart of business travel with advanced technology and consumer-inspired mobile offerings.

“I am delighted to be an ‘agent of change’ with Egencia to usher in a new age in Indian business travel. Our customers are some of the most tech-savvy in the world and today they want to experience the best of what is available globally. With a strong technology platform and ground breaking products including Egencia® TripNavigator mobile application, the Indian business traveller will experience the best of technology and stay in control of their travel at all times. India is one of our fastest growing markets and I look forward to further accelerating the growth of our business,” said Amit Arora, Country Director, Egencia India.

Mr. Arora’s previous positions include serving as the Head of Commercial and Operations — North and East Indiafor Etihad Airways and Head of Client Management at American Express Business Travel.  Arora has a proven record of over 17 years of experience in India’s travel industry, the last 10 of which have been in a number of leadership positions. He earned an undergraduate degree in commerce from Delhi University, and a post graduate diploma from the Indian Institute of Planning and Management.

About Egencia

Egencia makes business travel better by making it more connected and complete. Egencia puts travellers at the heart of business travel, continuously supporting them with solutions that are more engaging and effective. Driven by consumer insights and technology investments from parent company, Expedia, Inc., Egencia connects everything travellers need — content, technology, service and reporting — in one place. Egencia provides services in more than 64 countries. To connect with Egencia, visit www.egencia.co.in or connect with us on Twitter@Egencia.

© 2015 Egencia, LLC.  All rights reserved.  Egencia, and the Egencia logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Expedia, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.  CST # 2029030-50; CST # 2083922-50.

Office:
Egencia India
22nd Floor, DLF Building 5 Tower C
DLF Cyber City, Phase III, Gurgaon
122002, Haryana, India
T: +91-124-6170500

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March 10, 2015 at 2:43 pm

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RS Components Launches New RS Brand Professional-quality 3D Printer for Rapid Prototyping at Highly Affordable Price Point

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-New easy-to-use RS IdeaWerk 3D printer costs only HKD9,345 and targets wide range of users including electronics engineers, enthusiasts and students

HONG KONG  /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced the availability of the first RS brand 3D printer, offering professional-quality specifications and exceptional print output at a price of only HKD9,345, making it approximately 30 per cent cheaper than other 3D printers in its class.

RS Components launches new RS brand professional-quality 3D printer for rapid prototyping at highly affordable price point
RS Components launches new RS brand professional-quality 3D printer for rapid prototyping at highly affordable price point

Targeting a wide range of users including electronics and mechanical engineers involved in design, prototyping and research and development, as well as enthusiasts and those in education, the new RS IdeaWerk 3D printeraugments the growing range of rapid-prototyping machines now available from RS. The portfolio includes other highly affordable 3D printers from 3D Systems, Ultimaker, BEEVERYCREATIVE and RepRapPro.

The new RS IdeaWerk employs the highly popular FDM (Fused Deposition Modelling) technology and offers high-level specifications including a build volume of 150 x 150 x 140mm and a minimum layer thickness resolution of 0.18mm. The single-head system accepts 1.75mm-diameter PLA filament materials with many different colours, also available from RS.

The use of environmentally friendly PLA material means no toxicity or chemical pollution or unpleasant smells, making it highly suitable for use in the home as well as in the industrial environment. In addition, the machine’s very low print noise makes it ideal for use in the office, home or classroom.

Designed to handle the toughest print jobs and offering a robust and sturdy construction, the RS IdeaWerk is easy to assemble and use and also lightweight enough to be portable. The machine has dimensions of 211(L) x 403(W) x 298mm(H) and weighs only 7.5kg.

The RS IdeaWerk 3D printer is very easy to use and can be used in either online or offline mode, i.e. with or without a PC with connectivity via SD Card or USB. The printer is compatible with Mac OS and Windows OSs including XP, Vista, 7 and 8/8.1, with no additional software or accessories necessary.

The RS IdeaWerk 3D printer is available now from RS across EMEA and Asia Pacific.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email:
soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email:
yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:
Twitter: @RSComponents; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components

RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:

Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com

RS Components
www.rs-online.com

DesignSpark
http://www.designspark.com

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March 10, 2015 at 2:17 pm

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Sasol Delivers Solid Operational Performance

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JOHANNESBURG /PRNewswire/ —

Salient features

  • Strong group-wide operational performance
  • 3% increase in liquid fuels sales volumes for Energy business in Southern Africa
  • Performance Chemicals and Base Chemicals sales volumes up 5% and 1% respectively
  • Normalised cash fixed costs 0,7% below inflation
  • Headline earnings per share up by 6% to R32,00
  • Business Performance Enhancement Programme annual cost savings target increased to at least R4,3 billion
  • Decisive management action taken in response to lower international oil prices
  • Safety Recordable Case Rate (RCR) excluding illnesses improved to 0,32
  • Lake Charles Chemicals Project making good progress

Maintaining momentum

President and Chief Executive Officer, David E. Constable says:

“The changes made to our business since 2011, have resulted in a more effective and cost-conscious organisation. Through the various improvements that have been introduced, we are not only more resilient as a company, but far better equipped to maintain momentum and respond decisively to an evolving global landscape.

Overall, we continued to deliver strong operational and cost performance despite the volatile macro-economic environment. With oil prices moving dramatically lower over the last six months, the management team has formulated a comprehensive Response Plan to conserve cash and further refine our organisational structures and near-term strategies.

The benefits of the detailed work we are doing now will ensure that Sasol emerges from the current challenging environment as an even leaner and more focused business.”

Interim financial results overview*

Earnings attributable to shareholders for the six months ended 31 December 2014 increased by 54% to R19,5 billion from R12,7 billion in the prior period. Headline earnings per share increased by 6% to R32,00 and earnings per share increased by 53% to R32,04 compared to the prior period.

However, excluding the impact of remeasurement items, net once-off charges, movements in our share-based payment expense and lower unrealised profit in inventory, earnings attributable to shareholders decreased by 23% from the prior period.

Profit from operations of R30,0 billion increased by 39% compared to the prior period. This achievement was due to an overall strong operational performance from our Regional Operating Hubs (ROHs) coupled with increased sales volumes and improved margins in our Performance Chemicals and Base Chemicals Strategic Business Units. The group’s profitability was further enhanced by a 9% weaker average rand/US dollar exchange rate (R10,99/US$ for the six months ended 31 December 2014 compared with R10,08/US$ in the prior period). This benefit was partially offset by a 19% decline in average Brent crude oil prices (average dated Brent was US$89,00/barrel for the six months ended 31 December 2014 compared with US$109,83/barrel in the prior period).

Over the period, we maintained a strong operational performance across our ROHs. In tandem, our Energy business in Southern Africa increased its liquid fuels sales volumes by 3% compared to the prior period. Furthermore, our Chemicals businesses delivered an exceptional performance, having consistently reported increased sales volumes over the past two years. Normalising for the impact of the sale of our Solvents Germany and Sasol Polymer Middle East (SPME) businesses and due to focused marketing and sales initiatives, sales volumes for Performance Chemicals and Base Chemicals increased by 5% and 1%, from the prior period.

Our ORYX GTL plant sustained a solid performance, with an average utilisation rate of 91% for the period, despite an earlier than planned shutdown during December 2014.

Normalised cash fixed costs increased by only 6,1%, 0,7% below the South African producers’ price index (SA PPI) of 6,8% for the period. This was achieved despite a challenging South African cost environment in respect of labour, maintenance and electricity charges. A key focus area for the management team since 2013 has been delivering on our company-wide Business Performance Enhancement Programme, where we have made significant progress in reducing our cost base sustainably.

Cash flow generated from operations increased by 21% to R34,0 billion compared with R28,1 billion in the prior period. This includes a decrease in working capital of R1,8 billion in the current period, due to lower commodity prices. Our net cash position improved by 29% from R38,0 billion in June 2014 to R48,9 billion as at 31 December 2014. Capital expenditure over the period amounted to R22,1 billion, which is in line with our expectations.

As previously announced, our revised dividend policy is a dividend cover range which will be based on headline earnings per share. The interim dividend cover was 4,6 times at 31 December 2014 (31 December 2013: 3,8 times). Taking into account the current volatile macro-economic environment, capital investment plans, our cash conservation initiative, the current strength of our financial position, and the dividend cover range, the Sasol Limited board of directors has declared an interim dividend of R7,00 per share (12,5% lower compared to the prior period).

* All comparisons refer to the prior period as the six months ended 31 December 2013. Except for earnings attributable to shareholders, all numbers are quoted on a pre-tax basis.

Business Performance Enhancement Programme delivering results

As part of our Business Performance Enhancement Programme, the process of implementing organisational structures and employee placements to align with our updated operating model will be concluded by the end of June 2015. As at 31 December 2014, nearly 1 500 voluntary separations and early retirements were approved by the company.

We still expect cost savings of R4,0 billion by financial year 2016 off a 2013 cost base. We have identified further savings opportunities and now forecast an exit run rate of at least R4,3 billion by the end of financial year 2016. Cost trends are still forecast to track SA PPI from financial year 2017.

At 31 December 2014, the programme realised actual sustainable benefits of R991 million. For the end of the financial year we expect sustainable savings to increase to approximately R1,5 billion.

As part of our Response Plan actions, we plan to deliver further cash cost sustainable savings of R1 billion annually. These savings will be achieved through additional organisational structural refinements, a 30-month freezing of between 500 and 1 000 vacancies, and focused supply chain cost base reduction initiatives.

Response to lower international oil prices

In response to a lower-for-longer oil price environment, we announced our Response Plan on 28 January 2015. We have set a 30-month cash conservation target range of between R30 billion to R50 billion, using 31 December 2014 as the baseline. This cash conservation target range supplements our current Business Performance Enhancement Programme sustainable cost savings target of at least R4,3 billion per year, from financial year 2017.

Our Response Plan target of R30 billion to R50 billion will be realised from the following key areas:

  • capital portfolio phasing and reductions – target of R13 billion to R22 billion;
  • capital structuring – target of R8 billion to R12 billion;
  • further cash cost reductions – target of R4 billion to R7 billion of which R1 billion per annum will be considered sustainable at the end of the 30-month period; and
  • working capital and margin improvements – target of R5 billion to R9 billion.

As previously announced, decisive measures have already been agreed to and key decisions have been taken to conserve cash, including the delay of our gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in the US, the change to our dividend policy as well as the further optimisation of our organisational structures.

Profit outlook (*) strong production performance and cost reductions to continue

The global economic environment remains volatile and uncertain. We expect oil prices to remain low for the rest of the 2015 calendar year. We also expect the rand exchange rate to be impacted by quantitative easing in the Eurozone, uncertainties relating to the interest rate normalisation by key central banks and infrastructure constraints in South Africa. Both oil price and rand exchange rate developments are outside of our influence, and therefore our focus remains firmly on factors within our control, which include volume growth, margin improvement and cost optimisation.

Oil and other commodity price risk hedging are evaluated on an ongoing basis. The market is constantly monitored for risk management opportunities, taking cognisance of integration benefits and the strength of Sasol’s balance sheet.

We expect an overall strong production performance for the 2015 financial year, with:

  • Liquid fuels product volumes for the Energy SBU in Southern Africa to be approximately 59 million barrels;
  • The average utilisation rate at ORYX GTL in Qatar to be above 90% of nameplate capacity;
  • Base Chemicals normalised sales volumes to be slightly higher than the previous financial year with margins under pressure due to lower international oil prices;
  • Performance Chemicals sales volumes to outperform the previous financial year on the back of increased market demand;
  • Average Brent crude oil prices to be at least 30% lower during the second half of the financial year compared to the first half;
  • Normalised cash fixed costs to follow SA PPI;
  • Capital expenditure of R45 billion for 2015, R65 billion in 2016 and R60 billion in 2017 as we progress with the execution of our growth plan and strategy;
  • Our balance sheet gearing up to a level of between 2% and 7% at year-end; and
  • The Response Plan cash flow contribution from all streams to range between   R6 billion and R10 billion.

(*) 

The financial information contained in this profit outlook is the responsibility of the directors and in accordance with standard practice, it is noted that this information has not been reviewed and reported on by the company’s auditors.

Declaration of cash dividend number 71

An interim gross cash dividend of South African 700,00 cents per ordinary share (31 December 2013 – 800,00 cents per ordinary share) has been declared for the six months ended 31 December 2014. The interim cash dividend is payable on the ordinary shares and the Sasol BEE ordinary shares. The dividend has been declared out of retained earnings (income reserves). The South African dividend withholding tax rate is 15% and no credits in terms of secondary tax on companies have been utilised. At the declaration date, there are 650 879 016 Sasol ordinary, 25 547 081 Sasol preferred ordinary and 2 838 565 Sasol BEE ordinary shares in issue. The net dividend amount payable to shareholders, who are not exempt from the dividend withholding tax, is 595,00 cents per share, while the dividend amount payable to shareholders who are exempt from dividend withholding tax is700,00 cents per share.

The salient dates for holders of ordinary shares and Sasol BEE ordinary shares are:

Declaration date

Monday, 9 March 2015

Last day for trading to qualify for and participate in the
final dividend (cum dividend)

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Trading ex dividend commences

Thursday, 2 April 2015

Record date

Friday, 10 April 2015

Dividend payment date Monday, 13 April 2015

The salient dates for holders of our American Depository Receipts are [1]:

Ex dividend on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Record date

Friday, 10 April 2015

Approximate date of currency conversion

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Approximate dividend payment date

Thursday, 23 April 2015

1. All dates are approximate as the NYSE sets the record date after receipt of the dividend declaration.

On Monday, 13 April 2015, dividends due to certificated shareholders on the South African registry will either be electronically transferred to shareholders’ bank accounts or, in the absence of suitable mandates, dividend cheques will be posted to such shareholders. Shareholders who hold dematerialised shares will have their accounts held by their CSDP or broker credited on Monday, 13 April 2015.

Share certificates may not be dematerialised or re-materialised between Thursday, 2 April 2015 and Friday, 10 April 2015, both days inclusive.

Conference call webcast available on Sasol’s website

David Constable, President and Chief Executive Officer and Paul Victor, Group Financial Controller will host an analyst conference call and webcast at 15h00 (South Africa) / 13h00 (United Kingdom) / 08h00 (US EDT) to discuss the results. The conference call webcast can be accessed from Sasol’s website http://www.sasol.com.

Detailed supplementary information regarding the interim financial results, such as the conference call presentation, the full earnings release and the analyst book, is available on the Investor Centre on http://www.sasol.com.

Forward-looking statements: Sasol may, in this document, make certain statements that are not historical facts and relate to analyses and other information which are based on forecasts of future results and estimates of amounts not yet determinable. These statements may also relate to our future prospects, developments and business strategies. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding exchange rate fluctuations, volume growth, increases in market share, total shareholder return and cost reductions. Words such as “believe”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “intend”, “seek”, “will”, “plan”, “could”, “may”, “endeavour” and “project” and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements. By their very nature, forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and there are risks that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward-looking statements will not be achieved. If one or more of these risks materialise, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated. You should understand that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the plans, objectives, expectations, estimates and intentions expressed in such forward-looking statements. These factors are discussed more fully in our most recent annual report under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 on Form 20-F filed on 29 September 2014 and in other filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The list of factors discussed therein is not exhaustive; when relying on forward-looking statements to make investment decisions, you should carefully consider both these factors and other uncertainties and events. Forward-looking statements apply only as of the date on which they are made, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise any of them, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Sasol:

Sasol is an international integrated energy and chemicals company that leverages the talent and expertise of our more than 32 400 people working in 37 countries. We develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate world-scale facilities to produce a range of high-value product streams, including liquid fuels, chemicals and low-carbon electricity.

For all media related queries, please contact:
Alex Anderson, Head of Group Media Relations
Telephone +27(11)441-3295
alex.anderson@sasol.com

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March 10, 2015 at 1:59 pm

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Tinkoff-Saxo Cycling Team to Trade for Charity

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HELLERUP, Denmark /PRNewswire/ — Saxo Bank brings the competitive spirit of cycling to the world of trading as it teams up with the Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team to raise money for charity

Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, has launched Trade Like a Pro, a competition involving Alberto Contador, Peter Sagan, Ivan Basso, Matti Breschel and the rest of the Tinkoff-Saxo professional cycling team in an effort to raise money for charity.

46 riders, managers and sports directors from the professional cycling team are taking part in Saxo’s Trade Like A Pro competition. Each participant started with 1,500 euros given by Saxo Bank, and will trade equities using the Saxo Mobile Trader app. The contest runs until the end of the Giro D’Italia on 31 May 2015 when the team’s total account balance, including any trading proceeds, will be donated to the participant’s charity of choice.

The competition is taking place on Saxo’s multi-asset social trading platform, TradingFloor.com. Those registered on the site can follow the competition as it unfolds, seeing what trades the team makes, interact with them, discuss trading ideas, and possibly copy their strategies. As of Friday, 6 March, Tinkoff-Saxo Sport Director Tristan Hoffman is leading the field with a 19.77% return on his investments.

A Dutch born former rider on the team from 2000 to 2005, Sports Director Tristan Hoffman said, “The competition is almost as intense as an energy sapping hill climb or a sprint finish during the Spring Classics. All of us want to win and donate as much money to our chosen charity as possible and I am delighted that, so far, I have been most successful. This has also been an excellent way of getting to know Saxo Bank’s business better.”

Trade Like A Pro goes hand-in-hand with Ride Like A Pro, an initiative launched by Saxo Bank in November 2014 which gives current and prospective clients of Saxo Bank the opportunity to live and train like a Tinkoff-Saxo cycling professional, learning everything from the anatomy of the bike to intense interval training like the Tinkoff-Saxo team. The exclusive cycling programme, offered free of charge to a small and select group, includes training, coaching and group rides with Tinkoff-Saxo cyclists, as well as the chance to race the toughest stages of a Grand Tour including the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España.

The Ride Like A Pro program also features:

  • Interactions with the World Tour’s Tinkoff-Saxo team
  • Intensive personalized training towards personal goals
  • High frequency group training sessions with supervision

Commenting on both initiatives, Matteo Cassina, Head of all Business Lines at Saxo Bank A/S says, “Saxo has a long and successful relationship with the Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team and Trade Like A Pro acts to strengthen our ties with elite sport and top level competition. Both Trade Like A Pro and Ride Like A Pro programmes are aimed at helping participants in seizing opportunities and achieving their physical and mental goals and, at Saxo Bank, we believe this is key to success in the financial markets as well as on the cycle track.”

Learn more about Trade Like A Pro here: https://www.tradingfloor.com/topics/trade-like-a-pro

See Tristan Hoffman’s profile on TradingFloor.com here: https://www.tradingfloor.com/traders/tristan-hoffman/performance

The application process for Ride Like A Pro is still open so learn more about Ride Like A Pro here:http://ridelikeapro.saxobank.com

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#TradeLikeAPro #RideLikeAPro #SaxoCycling

About Saxo Bank

Saxo Bank is an online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, offering private investors and institutional clients a complete set of tools for their trading and investment strategies. Its financial community portal,TradingFloor.com, is the first multi-asset social trading platform. A fully licensed and regulated European bank, Saxo Bank enables clients to trade FX, CFDs, ETFs, Stocks, Futures, Options and other derivatives on our award-winning SaxoTrader platform, accessible on PCs, tablets or smartphones through a single account and available in more than 20 languages. The platform is white-labelled by more than 100 major financial institutions worldwide. Saxo Bank also offers professional portfolio and fund management as well as traditional banking services through Saxo Privatbank. Founded in 1992, Saxo Bank is headquartered in Copenhagen and has offices in 26 countries throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Australia.

Source: Saxo Bank

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March 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm

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BORGWARD Is Back!

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GENEVA /PRNewswire/ —

  • BORGWARD is back: successful first presentation of the brand since 1960
  • Countless visitors during the first public days in Geneva
  • The revival of the legendary German car manufacturer generated positive media feedback all over the world
  • A short film documenting  the companys return including the highlights of the first days at theGeneva International Motor Show is now availabe to view and download at  http://www.borgward.com/media

Following the first days of the 85th International Motor Show in Geneva, it is certain: 55 years after its last appearance at the prestigious salon, BORGWARD hasn’t lost any of its appeal. Countless interested visitors as well as positive media coverage in internationally recognized magazines, newspapers, online portals and countless broadcasting reports demonstrate the impact of the unprecedented history of BORGWARD which still inspires enthusiasts and fans around the globe.

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“To be standing here today fills me with great pride. I cannot describe this feeling. It was very motivating to be working with people who believed in the project and who have been living the BORGWARD spirit throughout all those years,” said Christian Borgward, President of BORGWARD AG and grandson of the legendary BORGWARD founder Carl F. W. Borgward, during the press conference last Tuesday.

The company, which will move into its new headquarters in Stuttgart this year, announced at its official presentation on 3rd March 2015 that it will launch a complete range of accessible premium vehicles in the years to come. The first all-new BORGWARD model will be presented at the Frankfurt International Motor Show Cars (IAA) in September 2015.

The full press release is available here.

Cross reference: Picture is available at epa european pressphoto agency (http://www.epa.eu) andhttp://www.presseportal.de/pm/115998/

Further information
Lena Siep
BORGWARD AG
Telephone  +41(0)78-925-3316
E-Mail     media@borgward.com
Website    http://www.borgward.com
Facebook   http://www.facebook.com/borgward.official
Twitter    @borgward_ag

Source: BORGWARD AG
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March 10, 2015 at 12:31 pm

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Supermicro® Launches New Line of Low Power, High Density Server Solutions Supporting Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500

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— New Embedded Mini-ITX Motherboards, Servers and MicroBlade Optimized for Hyperscale Workloads in Data Center and Cloud Environments Offer Best Performance per Watt Featuring 64-bit, 45W 8-Core Processors and Integrated 10GbE

SAN JOSE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing launched a new class of low-power, high density server solutions today, optimized for Embedded and hyperscale workloads in Data Center and Cloud environments. The new solutions are available in a growing line of single processor (UP) motherboards, 1U and Mini-Tower server for Embedded, Network Communication/Security applications and coming high density 6U 56-node MicroBlade microserver for hyperscale environments. Key features include support for 64-bit Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1500 SoC with 8 cores up to 45W, 128GB memory support and built in 10GbE.

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“Supermicro is driving our Green Computing solutions into all market segments, and our new high density server and storage solutions address growing demands for energy efficiency in Data Center and Cloud environments,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “With low power consumption, integrated 10GbE and a variety of form factors from 1U short-depth servers to mini-tower and MicroBlade, customers have even more options to attain best performance per watt, per dollar across a wide range of Embedded and Hyperscale workloads and environments.”

“The Intel Xeon Processor D-1500 product family offers advanced technology in a highly cost-effective package,” said Lisa Spelman, General Manager of Intel’s Datacenter Products Group. “Utilizing Intel’s 14nm process technology, the new Broadwell-DE SoC features a 64-bit architecture with up to 8 cores running under 45W. With experienced partners such as Supermicro developing high density platforms for our new processor family, customers will have a wide range of solutions that deliver performance within budgetary constraints.”

Product Specifications

  • X10SDV-F/-TLN4F – Mini-ITX Motherboard (6.7″ x 6.7″) supports single Intel® Xeon® processor D-1540 SoC (8 core, 45W), VT-d/x, TXT, AES-NI, SR-IOV, Xeon RAS, built in 10GbE. 128GB 2133MHz DDR4 RDIMM or 64GB UDIMM in 4x DIMMs, 6x SATA 3.0, 1x M.2 slot (M key for SSD, 2242/2280, PCIe3.0 x4), 2x USB 3.0, 4x USB 2.0, 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, Quad LAN ports with SoC dual 10GbE and I350-AM2 dual GbE (-F with dual GbE only), IPMI 2.0 with KVM and dedicated port, 0-60°C operating temperature, 4 pin 12V DC and ATX power source
  • SYS-5018D-FN4T – Cost effective Embedded server solution for Network Communication with Virtualization. Compact 1U short-depth (9.8″) with front I/O. Compatible with VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi 5.5)
  • SYS-5028D-TN4T – Advanced Mini-Tower Server for Network Security Appliance, SMB entry server/storage, dedicated Servers featuring 4 x 3.5″ hot-swap SATA HDD and 2x internal 2.5″ SATA HDD, 250W power supply
  • MicroBlade (MBI-6218G-T41X) – 56 microservers in 6U with integrated 10GbE switches and Titanium level (96% efficiency) power supplies, optimized for hyperscale workloads in cloud environments.

For more information on Supermicro’s complete range of high performance, high-efficiency Server, Storage and Networking solutions, visit www.supermicro.com.

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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

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

Intel and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

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

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Source: Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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March 10, 2015 at 12:19 pm

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