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Finesse Solutions Announces Cellworld 2015

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Finesse Solutions announced Cellworld 2015, a new event that is specifically designed for innovators, visionaries and senior executives in bio-processing.

The two day conference, by invitation only, will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Downtown San Francisco on September 21-22, 2015. It will be a forum for life science leaders to discuss the future of single-use biopharmaceutical manufacturing and to hear about both disruptive technologies and best practices from all facets of our industry.

The event sessions will cover both upstream and downstream single-use bio-processing with a focus on innovation through the use of novel measurement and automation systems. It will introduce new tools for managing process complexity and the resulting intelligent meta-data. Topics will range from new single-use sensors to implementing commercial-off-the-shelf, highly configurable manufacturing execution systems (MES) for single-use facilities.

“Our goal is to provide the senior leadership in bio-processing with a glimpse of the future in order to fully exploit single-use technologies and to remain globally competitive,” stated Barbara Paldus, CEO of Finesse Solutions. “We are very excited to create the first international forum to explore innovation and technology, so that as a community, we can accelerate the adoption of new bio-processing platforms and fully exploit highly intelligent tools that are rapidly becoming available through advances in electronics, software, and communications.”

About Finesse Solutions, Inc.

Finesse Solutions provides flexible hardware and software automation which allows for unmatched customizable bioprocessing. We are a research based, Silicon Valley company who believes in empowering our clients with innovative single-use sensors, bioreactors, controllers and software. Our SmartParts are the foundation of a Finesse solution using technologies from inside and outside of the biopharmaceutical industry. In addition to our own products, we are the only supplier with integration expertise offering clients the independence to select any preferred supplier of key unit operations from upstream to downstream. Whether it’s a stand-alone, single-use bioreactor for research and development or a fully integrated Smartfactory for cGMP-compliant manufacturing, we have a bioprocess solution for our customers.

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Source: Finesse Solutions, Inc.

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March 27, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Posted in Healthcare

Helping Foster Innovation to Enhance Global Security — Entrust Datacard to Participate at INTERPOL World in Singapore

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— Company to exhibit and speak at the inaugural event, highlighting solutions and strategies that help protect citizens, secure borders and improve service levels
MINNEAPOLIS, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Entrust Datacard today announced that the company will be participating at the inaugural INTERPOL World event taking place in Singapore on April 14 – 16, 2015. As an INTERPOL strategic partner, Entrust Datacard joins other industry experts and vendors at this public-private forum to discuss real-world global security threats and present innovative solutions for Cybersecurity, Safe Cities, Border Management and Supply Chain Security.

Entrust Datacard’s strategic partnership with INTERPOL dates back to June 2009 and builds on a decisive strategy for using credentialing and identification technology to help continuously enhance the INTERPOL Travel Documents. This includes incorporating a variety of advanced security technologies and initiatives to assist law enforcement officers to carry out their policing duties across the globe.

At INTERPOL World, Entrust Datacard will showcase advanced technologies – including its software and hardware solutions that enable national and regional governments to protect citizens, secure borders and improve service levels – all while mitigating risk and improving costs. The Entrust Datacard solutions on display will range from citizen enrollment and document issuance to technologies for authentication, renewal and revocation of physical and digital credentials.

In addition, Mark Joynes, director of product management at Entrust Datacard, will also be speaking at the INTERPOL World Congress on April 14th at 10:10 a.m. discussing “How to Leverage Multimodal Data Sources for High Assurance Identity Validation.” The expert panel formed by INTERPOL will outline concepts and use cases on how government organizations can build a cost-effective trusted infrastructure that enables efficiency in border processing, as well as provide comprehensive checks on identity and veracity of travel documents using existing data sources/standards.

“We are experiencing a rapid growth in numbers of traveling citizens and those crossing borders worldwide,” said Joynes. “At the same time, there is an escalating concern for security as terrorist activity, organized crime and fraud are on the rise. Because of this, government organizations are facing challenges and change everywhere: at their borders, in their e-gov programs and at access points throughout their secure ecosystems.”

“This first annual INTERPOL World event brings together some of the most influential and leading experts in the industry to address this continuously changing and complex landscape so that we can ultimately enhance our global security.”

To learn more about INTERPOL World, please visit

About Entrust Datacard.
Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

Source: Entrust Datacard

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March 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Posted in Computer

TripAdvisor: A key for hotel and airline success on mobile

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— Correlation between app owners and other travel apps is very high
BOSTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — According to the recent report TripAdvisor: A Gateway App published by Strategy Analytics, TripAdvisor users are on average 3x more likely to own an airline, hotel or OTA app than those without TripAdvisor installed. As travel apps continue to grow their installed base, TripAdvisor could be the travel industry’s key to finding an engaged audience.

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According to AppOptix, travel apps represent less than 1% of all mobile device sessions. Further, hotel and airline apps have a sub 3% installed base. To say it is difficult to find engaged travel users on mobile is an understatement. However, TripAdvisor transcends these paradigms. It has an installed base in excess of 10% while also being highly correlated to ownership of other travel apps.

Despite this higher correlation there are still many TripAdvisor owners that have yet to install a hotel, airline or OTA app. This headroom makes TripAdvisor an important channel for travel companies as they seek to gain exposure with mobile users. Hotels are investing heavily in new features – such as app based room keys – that need broader adoption. Airlines too are investing in apps – integrating new technology such as passport scanning – but are being outmaneuvered by Google Now.

According to Josh Martin, Travel Analytics Research Service Director, “As TripAdvisor continues to define its mobile strategy – partnering with those in travel to promote their brands alongside highlighted destinations – could be a win for all in the industry. In order to earn return on their app investments companies need to increase usage and TripAdvisor is a channel to finding those that are highly interested in travel.”

TripAdvisor: A Gateway App? is available now.

About Strategy Analytics
Strategy Analytics, Inc. provides the competitive edge with advisory services, consulting and actionable market intelligence for emerging technology, mobile and wireless, digital consumer and automotive electronics companies. With offices in North America, Europe and Asia, Strategy Analytics delivers insights for enterprise success.

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March 27, 2015 at 1:59 pm

Posted in Travel

Gartner Recognizes Exinda as a Visionary Vendor for WAN Optimization

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TORONTO, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Exinda, a global provider of network orchestration solutions, is positioned by Gartner in the Visionaries Quadrant of the 2015 “Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization.” This is the third consecutive time Exinda has appeared in the Magic Quadrant. “Visionaries need to address the whole market and must exhibit strong market understanding and innovation. They can be pointers to the market’s future,” defines Gartner.

Gartner Recognizes Exinda as a Visionary Vendor for WAN Optimization
Gartner Recognizes Exinda as a Visionary Vendor for WAN Optimization
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According to the report, “the development of the application acceleration market has been driven by customer demand for highly integrated solutions that employ a wide range of techniques to optimize network traffic and that offer scalability and fault tolerance.”

Recognizing the increasingly complex demands placed upon enterprise and education networks today, Exinda has architected the industry’s only integrated WAN orchestration suite that combines application monitoring, acceleration and traffic shaping with interactive analytics, purpose-built reporting and a predictive recommendation engine.

Gartner also points to future network demands, “Providing advanced traffic management capabilities for application and user performance measurement and SLA reporting are key emerging requirements for WOC equipment.”

“We believe granular visibility and agile control of network-dependent applications should be a key focus for the next generation of WAN optimization solutions,” says Michael Sharma, CEO at Exinda. “The applications organizations depend upon to support employees, customers and partners are becoming more reliant on the network for performance and user experience. At Exinda, we are re-defining how networks, users, and applications are orchestrated to ensure business-applications of all types perform the way users demand.”


Gartner: Magic Quadrant for WAN Optimization, March 17, 2015, Bjarne Munch, Neil Rickard

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About Exinda

Exinda is a leading global supplier of WAN solutions that enables organizations to assure a predictable user experience for strategic business applications through policy-based WAN Orchestration. Exinda solutions intelligently allocate network bandwidth and optimize traffic based on the priorities of the business. The company has helped more than 3,500 organizations in over 80 countries worldwide assure application performance, improve the end-user experience, contain recreational applications and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive.

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Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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March 27, 2015 at 1:47 pm

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SunEdison Partners With The City of Long Beach To Provide 2.5 Megawatts Of Solar Power

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BELMONT, Calif., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced an agreement to develop and install four solar power plants for the City of Long Beach, delivering a combined 2.5 megawatts of solar energy. SunEdison has added the plants to the call right list of TerraForm Power, Inc. (Nasdaq: TERP), a global owner and operator of clean energy power plants.

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“It’s a genuine pleasure to partner with the City of Long Beach,” said Rafael Dobrzynski, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Distributed Generation at SunEdison North America. “The City has a compelling vision for a sustainable economy, and with solar they can save money, save water, and cut down on pollution. And with a SunEdison fixed-price power purchase agreement, they can lock in energy savings without a penny up-front.”

The City of Long Beach is projecting $60,000 in savings during the first year alone. The four solar power plants are projected to save 3,249 tons of carbon dioxide per year, equivalent to taking 621 cars off the road, or the amount of carbon sequestered by 2,416 acres of trees.

The City of Long Beach chose SunEdison based in part on their successful track record with other California municipalities, such as San Jose and Huntington Beach, and their leadership position in the commercial solar market. SunEdison will install the solar systems on a number of city buildings and properties, including such prominent facilities as the Long Beach Airport and the Main Health Department building. Each solar installation is designed to offset power exclusively for the city at the sites where the systems are installed. Operation and maintenance of the solar power plants will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

About SunEdison

SunEdison is the world’s largest renewable energy development company and is transforming the way energy is generated, distributed and owned around the globe. The company manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs, owns and operates wind and solar power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers. SunEdison is one of the world’s largest renewable energy asset managers and provides asset management, operations and maintenance, monitoring and reporting services for its renewable energy customers around the world. Corporate headquarters are in the United States, with additional offices around the world. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.” To learn more visit

Forward Looking Statements

Certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements, including SunEdison will be building solar energy systems on buildings in the City of Long Beach; that SunEdison will operate and maintain the plants; and that the City of Long Beach will be purchasing power through a power purchase agreement. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include changes in applicable regulatory requirements and incentives for production of solar power; and general business and economic conditions, including seasonality of the industry, and other risks described in SunEdison’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent SunEdison’s judgment as of the date of this press release. SunEdison disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Source: SunEdison, Inc.

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March 27, 2015 at 1:24 pm

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IMD Business School and Cisco Join Forces on Digital Business Transformation

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland and SAN JOSE, Calif., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Cisco will make a contribution to IMD valued at $US 10 million to develop thought leadership and address business challenges in digital transformation

IMD, the top-ranked business school focused on executive education, announced today a contribution valued at$US 10 million from Cisco to become the world leading destination for research, innovation and leadership to drive digital transformation to all aspects of enterprises, in every industry.

Cisco intends to fund the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation and create the IMD/Cisco Global Center for Digital Business Transformation, to be located on IMD’s campus in Lausanne , Switzerland, and fully operational by summer 2015.

The collaboration will combine Cisco’s leadership in providing technology solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE) with IMD’s expertise in developing global leaders. According to Gartner Research, by 2020, 75 percent of businesses will be a digital business or will be preparing to become one, yet only 30 percent of these efforts will be successful due to lack of talent and technical expertise. Gartner reveals the number one reason companies fail in digital transformation efforts is a failure to re-imagine and reinvent the business from top to bottom before they begin.

The partnership between Cisco and IMD will combine original research and Cisco Consulting’s open innovation approach in order to generate practical insights that executives can apply directly to their businesses. By conducting original research, the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation will work to define digital business transformation, what it means for companies today, and how to stay relevant in today’s competitive marketplace.

The Global Center aims to become a world-leading hub of research and innovation, helping executives take advantage of digital opportunities and neutralize digital threats. Employing full-time researchers from both IMD and Cisco, the Center will produce cutting-edge thought leadership and organize learning events. It will also collaborate with Cisco’s existing network of innovation centers around the world.

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About IMD:

IMD is the top-ranked business school, recognized as the expert in developing global leaders through high-impact executive education. The school is 100% focused on real-world executive development; offers Swiss excellence with a global perspective; and has a flexible, customized and effective approach.

About Cisco:

Cisco, (NASDAQ: CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Information about Cisco can be found at


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March 27, 2015 at 12:20 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Acclaims Mycronic for Developing High-Speed Jet Printing Technology as an Alternative to Solder Paste Printing and Dispensing

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— The MY600 achieves high performance process results through superior volume repeatability and accurate positioning of solder paste deposits

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the surface mount technology (SMT) printers market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Mycronic with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Mycronic has the distinction of being the sole company to develop jet printing technology for SMT printing, giving it a unique market position and high brand equity in the global market. Its MY600 Jet Printer, which offers a throughput of more than 1 million dots per hour, is 50 percent faster than its predecessor MY500. As a software-driven solution, the MY600 Jet Printer is gradually closing the demand gap with traditional screen printers.

Mycronic receives the 2014 Global SMT Printers New Product Innovation Award
Mycronic receives the 2014 Global SMT Printers New Product Innovation Award

The main technology challenge faced by traditional screen printers is the miniaturization of electronics, higher board density and mixing of small and large components. As consumer electronics and automotive analog components are becoming highly digitized, electronic components and board sizes are shrinking to enhance usability. This proportionally increases the complexity of the board design, which, in turn, makes the stencil design more challenging and expensive. Mycronic’s highly accurate, software-driven, noncontact, and stencil-free Jet Printer is a viable alternative to solder paste printing or traditional dispensing.

The jet printing technology is similar to inkjet printing. The data for a particular printed circuit board (PCB) is compiled offline and then sent to the Jet Printer. The printer then employs a unique ejection method to emit tiny, controlled droplets of solder paste from a cartridge onto the PCB at the positions required by the board layout. Being software-driven, Jet Printers eliminate all stencil-related expenses, such as stencil design, manufacturing, maintenance, and replacement.

“The MY600 printer features a sophisticated, multi-axis servo system with advanced motion control to move the print head across the board,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Viswam Sathiyanarayanan. “Mycronic has also developed a data preparation tool to design jet printing programs. The program is debugged, fine-tuned offline, and verified with zero errors before printing.”

Since jet printing is a highly repeatable process, the quality of printing is largely unaffected by external disruptions, guaranteeing high yields. Its software-driven mechanism enables manufacturers to integrate their shop floor into a fully automated production line with zero human interference. In addition, manufacturers experience no product changeover time because the MY600 is stencil-free, and the product changeover is done simply by changing the printing program. Overall, end users prefer jet printing to screen printing for complex printing applications as the former predefines solder paste volume, height, position, shape, and pad coverage to deliver a much superior end product.

Furthermore, the company provides exclusive customer service dedicated to maintaining and improving productivity. Additionally, it arranges training for operators, programmers, and technical professionals, as well as offers process service to help the manufacturing line run at peak efficiency.

“The MY600 is a complete solution for handling challenging printing applications such as flexible boards, broad cavities, multi-level printing, and quad-flat no-leads, with micrometer accuracy,” noted Sathiyanarayanan. “Evidently, Mycronic meets its customers’ requirements for complex printing with uncompromised yield and quality in all aspects.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased ROI it offers customers, which, in turn, increases customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.

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

About Mycronic AB

Mycronic AB is a Swedish high-tech company engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of production equipment to the electronics industry. Mycronic headquarters is located in Täby, north of Stockholmand the Group has subsidiaries in China, France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information see our web site

Mycronic AB (publ) is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm, Mid Cap: MYCR.

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March 27, 2015 at 11:41 am

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National Geographic Photographer Joins Compass Rose Expeditions for Private Photography Tours

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POWNAL, Maine, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Michael Yamashita, author of ten photography books and winner of numerous industry awards, will join Jock Montgomery, owner of Compass Rose Expeditions and adventure travel guide, to offer photography tours to Yunnan and Sri Lanka in 2015 and 2016.

In October 2015, they will lead a 14-day photography tour to 7 UNESCO world heritage sites in Sri Lanka. Once part of the Sea Silk Road, Marco Polo said this is ‘the most beautiful island of its size in the world.’ Michael captures the images Marco Polo wrote about in his book Marco Polo: a Photographer’s Journey.

In June 2016, Michael and Jock will lead a small group of photographers on a 12-day trip to Yunnan, China. This adventure through spectacular scenery will trace part of the history of the ancient tea-trading route through the Tibetan Plateau. Michael explores this route in his book Shangri-La: along the tea road to Lhasa.

Jock Montgomery says, “Michael Yamashita is an incredibly talented and prolific photographer. Watching him review and edit students’ work is amazing. He knows instantly what works and what doesn’t — an important skill in helping participants develop their photographic intuition.”

These tours offer participants, of all skill levels and ages, the opportunity to learn tips and techniques from top-level international photographers while traveling in exotic, real-world locations. Participants are tutored in all aspects of photography from lighting, composition, and content to developing serious cultural documentaries.

Michael Yamashita

Michael has worked as a photographer for National Geographic for over 30 years. He is the author and photographer of ten photography books, a frequent keynote speaker for corporations and foundations; winner of awards from Pictures of the Year, Photo District News, the New York Art Directors Club, and the Asian-American Journalists Association.

Jock Montgomery

Jock, who started guiding wilderness trips as a teenager, is now the owner of Compass Rose Expeditions, a company focused on customized adventure travel and photography tours. His photography work has appeared in trade publications and commercial magazines including the New York Times, National Geographic Adventure, CNN Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Discovery Channel, Outside, The North Face, and Patagonia.

Jock Montgomery
Compass Rose Expeditions
Pownal, Maine USA
(+01) 406-551-4497 (USA)
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March 27, 2015 at 7:36 am

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