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The Executive Centre Expands to Singapore’s Marina Bay Financial Centre

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-Establishing the fourth Singaporean centre in the city’s fastest growing district

SINGAPORE, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Executive Centre, Asia Pacific’s leading premium serviced office provider, is pleased to announce the grand opening of its latest business centre at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 on May 7, 2015. This expansion project establishes The Executive Centre’s fourth location in Singapore.

The Executive Centre establishes the fourth location in Singapore at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower One.
The Executive Centre establishes the fourth location in Singapore at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower One.

Located at the heart of Singapore’s fastest growing central business district, the Marina Bay Financial Centre is set to become a landmark property in Singapore’s emerging financial market. This iconic addition to the rapidly developing Marina Bay area marks the new district’s first fully-integrated development. Complete with three commercial towers, two luxurious residential towers, and a shopping mall, the Marina Bay Financial Centre is certain to contribute remarkably to the growth of this new hub.

Situated on the eleventh floor, The Executive Centre at Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 will offer premium serviced office suites with high-quality interior design and spectacular views of Marina Bay, coupled with contemporary conference facilities, integrated IT and communications systems and extensive business support services. The promising nature of Marina Bay’s premium corporate environment will create numerous opportunities for The Executive Centre to work alongside other motivated market players and expand its business. Additionally, this new centre comes as an addition to The Executive Centre’s existing Singaporean locations at Ocean Financial Centre, One Raffles Quay, and Six Battery Road.

Uniquely tailored for the professional services sector, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 1 offers large, open-floor plans and state-of-the-art amenities. The entire development remains well-connected to key transportation nodes through the Raffles Place Interchange and Downtown MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) stations. Marina Bay Financial Centre is also in close proximity to the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort, the Singapore Flyer, The Esplanade — Theatres on the Bay, the Gardens by the Bay, and many other exciting lifestyle and entertainment locales. This area, adjacent to Singapore’s Downtown Core, has drawn in many global investors, all dedicated to transforming Marina Bay into the city’s pivot for its growing financial industry.

Iky Ng, City Head — Singapore of The Executive Centre has shown confidence in the success of The Executive Centre’s forth serviced office location in Singapore, “The development of Marina Bay will play a significant role in doubling the size of the existing central business district and create a financial hub more than twice the size ofLondon’s renowned Canary Wharf. Marina Bay’s committed investors and prospective tenants will continue to seek innovative, premium office solutions in the area and spur Singapore’s exciting economic growth.”

Paul Salnikow, Chairman, and CEO of The Executive Centre has stressed that the new flagship centre will play an important role “as we enter the next phase of our company’s growth.” Salnikow added that, in addition to the Marina Bay Financial Centre opening, The Executive Centre looks forward to continuing its “expansion in the premium serviced office market in other emerging economies in Asia.”

About The Executive Centre

The Executive Centre is the leading premium serviced office provider in Asia Pacific with 70 offices in 21 cities. Founded in 1994, it operates in Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tianjin,Macau, Bangalore, Chennai, Gurgaon, Pune, Mumbai, Jakarta, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Brisbane, Perthand Sydney. The Executive Centre provides local, regional, and international serviced offices, virtual office representation services, meeting and conference facilities, and business concierge services to multinational corporations, small- and medium-sized enterprises, and start-ups. Please visit our web site atwww.executivecentre.com.

CONTACT:

Gigi Liu
Communications Director
The Executive Centre
T: +852-2297-2483
E: gigi_liu@executivecentre.com

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Source: The Executive Centre

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May 7, 2015 at 6:32 pm

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Heraeus to Open New Regional R&D Centers in Mainland China and Taiwan

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— Heraeus to hire new employees and open R&D Center for local paste modifications

SHANGHAI, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit announces the opening of their new Regional R&D centers in Mainland China and Taiwan for the development and modification of front-side and back-side metallization pastes during this year’s SNEC (2015) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition from April 28th through April 30th, 2015 in Hall: W3 Booth: 660.

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“The opening of R&D facilities in Mainland China and Taiwan demonstrates our dedication to our photovoltaic customers in these geographic markets,” states Andreas Liebheit, Head of Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit. “The core of our research and development is in the United States, and we have already realized the great benefits with faster innovation using this strategy. However, we have a strong market reputation for product customizations to meet a customer’s specific product needs. This can be best achieved by having our resources closer to our customers’ facilities. We will be able to reduce the time it takes to modify products for key customers. We will be aggressively hiring highly talented individuals in Mainland China and Taiwan to fill these newly created regional roles in our organization. Heraeus is a company with global resources, and to truly support our customers, we must also have a strong local presence in key markets to meet customer needs.”

This announcement follows Heraeus’ relocation of their photovoltaics business unit headquarters to Shanghai and the initiation of front-side paste production in China in 2014. For more information, visit Heraeus at this year’s SNEC (2015) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition from April 28th through April 30th, 2015 in Hall: W3 Booth: 660. You can also meet with Heraeus employs at their 2nd Annual SNEC PV Booth Celebration at their booth on Tuesday, April 21st from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Go to http://www.pvsilverpaste.com for more product information.

About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit

The Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.

Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. We create high-value solutions for our customers, strengthening their competitiveness for the long term. Our activities focus on a number of markets: chemical and metals, energy and the environment, communications and electronics, health, mobility, and industrial applications. In fiscal year 2013, Heraeus achieved product revenue of €3.6 billion and precious metals trading revenue of €13.5 billion. With some 12,500 employees in over 110 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Source: Heraeus

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May 7, 2015 at 6:32 pm

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Heraeus Poised to Defend Intellectual Property Position

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— Heraeus plans to assist customer develop transition plans if their suppliers’ pastes infringes on Heraeus patents.

SHANGHAI, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Through acquisition, partnerships and intense internal development, Heraeus has elevated its intellectual property position in metallization pastes for solar cells. This expansion in protected technology, including last month’s announcement of the co-ownership of patents TWI453930 and TWI432539 and their foreign counterparts, has heightened Heraeus’ need to proactively protect its intellectual property assets.

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“Heraeus’ excellence is based on the ability to provide our customers with innovative products that allow them to offer very competitive solar cells on the market,” states Andreas Liebheit, Head of Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit. He further outlines that a strong IP portfolio is key to protect Heraeus and his customers against risks arising from the sale and use of silver pastes for photovoltaic cells. “In a technology- and IP-driven market we will carefully monitor the market and expect from our competitors that they do not violate Heraeus’ patents. In case this expectation is not met, Heraeus will defend its IP and support the products of its customers. If a customer realizes that he uses infringing products, we will assist our customers to develop transition plans,” says Liebheit.

About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit

The Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.

Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. We create high-value solutions for our customers, strengthening their competitiveness for the long term. Our activities focus on a number of markets: chemical and metals, energy and the environment, communications and electronics, health, mobility, and industrial applications. In fiscal year 2013, Heraeus achieved product revenue of €3.6 billion and precious metals trading revenue of €13.5 billion. With some 12,500 employees in over 110 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Source: Heraeus

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May 7, 2015 at 5:52 pm

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Heraeus Introduces SOL205B and Improvements in SOL9621 Series at SNEC 2015

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— Heraeus customization enhances performance of products for customers

SHANGHAI, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit, a worldwide leading supplier of metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry, will introduce two new product modifications for front-side and back-side applications at the SNEC (2015) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition from April 28th through April 30th, 2015 in Hall: W3 Booth: 660.

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The Heraeus SOL205B is a back-side tabbing paste for mono- and multicrystalline silicon solar cells. This newest formulation optimizes the Ag content and glass chemistry to provide higher and consistent adhesion before and after high temperature ageing. The SOL205B provides cell manufacturers with enhanced busbar adhesion and therefore improved module reliability. At the same time, the SOL205B has a lower silver content and paste usage per cell giving it an excellent performance to cost ratio.

Heraeus’ SOL9621 Series includes the latest product customizations from Heraeus’ successful SOL9621 Series launched at last year’s SNEC tradeshow. According to Dr. Weiming Zhang, “For many customers, we have created several improvements in the SOL9621 Series relative to the products we released in this series last year. Alpha testing customers with LDE applications achieved up to 0.1% absolute higher cell efficiency. This is due to the reduced contact resistance and stable contact formation. The lower recombination leads to higher Voc. The latest versions of the SOL9621 Series also has improved printability with the demonstrated ability of ultra-fine line printing, suitable for screen openings less than 40 micron. This paste is ideal for LDE single printing, double printing and PERC applications.” Several versions of the Heraeus SOL9621 Series are currently in mass production and are available in large volumes.

For more information, please visit Heraeus at this year’s SNEC 9th (2015) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, in Shanghai China at Hall: W3 Booth: 660. You can also go to http://www.pvsilverpaste.com for more information.

About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit

The Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.

Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. We create high-value solutions for our customers, strengthening their competitiveness for the long term. Our activities focus on a number of markets: chemical and metals, energy and the environment, communications and electronics, health, mobility, and industrial applications. In fiscal year 2013, Heraeus achieved product revenue of €3.6 billion and precious metals trading revenue of €13.5 billion. With some 12,500 employees in over 110 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Source: Heraeus

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May 7, 2015 at 5:37 pm

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Letv Cloud Announces the Worldwide Video-as-a-Service Model in London

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HONG KONG  /PRNewswire/ — Letv Cloud Computing Co. Ltd., known as the No.1 video cloud computing brand and a neutral service provider, announced the launch of the worldwide VaaS (Video-as-a-Service) model in TV Connect event in London. In this Letv Cloud’s first global debut, it shows an upgraded and globalized version of VaaS model since it was invented in China in 2014. TV Connect, the world-leading event in the fields of OTT and IPTV, was held in London during April 28-30, 2015. Over 500 telecom operators, 200 exhibitors and about 8,500 professionals joined the event.

VaaS Model

Letv Cloud first invented VaaS (Video-as-a-Service) model in 2014 and this concept was in relation to IaaS, PaaS, SaaS in Cloud Computing. VaaS model is based on cloud computing, big data, and video technologies. It is founded on Internet-wide content aggregation, combining aggregation, distribution and derivative capabilities. Letv Cloud provides a complete end-to-end public cloud service with a global multi-device and multi-layer distribution system. It aims to provide extraordinary video service to users anytime, anywhere and without any barriers.

Wu Yazhou, CEO of Letv Cloud, delivered a speech themed “Letv Cloud Speeds up Globalization, Presenting Unique VaaS Model” during the TV Connect event. He stated, “Letv Cloud changed the video content ecosystem in China, from its production to distribution. With powerful cloud computing, big data and video technologies, we provide Cloud Video on-Demand, Cloud Live broadcast, and CDN solutions to over 3,000 customers from radio, television, education, media, e-commerce and game industries, while serving billions of users around the world. Letv Cloud will cooperate with global partners to provide high quality video service and serve more users in the world.”

The Game Plan of Letv Cloud

According to Mr. Wu, “Letv Cloud already owns over 420 self-built CDN nodes and over 30 of them are in the UK,Germany, North America and South East Asia. In 2015, we will build another 50 nodes overseas to cover the entire globe, and increase the bandwidth to 10Tbps.” For events such as Formula 1 and the Le Superphone launch which need cross continental live broadcast, Letv Cloud can provide high-resolution and smooth multi-screen live broadcasting service, thanks to its years of expertise and worldwide CDN nodes. “We hope to show the butterflies in America to children in Africa in real-time with low cost or even free cloud live broadcasting service.” Wu continued.

The oversea strategy of Letv Cloud includes:

1. Letv will seek collaboration with excellent carriers, technology partners, content producers, content providers, and distribution channels. It builds its own network and engages in local cooperation to realize rapid and stable video streaming globally.

2. Letv accumulated years of video technology experience to provide On-Demand and Cloud Live Broadcasting services. It is assisting the company all over the world to turn content into videos and put them on the cloud, helping to transform their traditional business models.

3. Letv Cloud is looking for opportunities to work with other video distribution platforms, which can help excellent video content to find fair and fast distribution channels. It aims to build the global media resource management and trade platform, change the video delivery process ranging from video production to distribution, realize the commercial value of good content, and provide excellent content to video platforms.

4. With smart devices from Letv and other partners, Letv Cloud aims to build a content distribution platform to accelerate the integration of Letv paid users and international paid uses, to supply higher quality content and service with lower cost.

While Letv already owns abundant Chinese content, Letv Cloud just started cooperating with Korea content platform “the K” to help export Korea entertainment content throughout the world.

As Mr. Wu put it, “Letv Cloud is China’s first open, neutral, 4K, enterprise level platform based on VaaS model, we work with partners through technical cooperation, content distribution, advertising revenue sharing, copyright sharing, big data service, O2O and equity investment, so that we can create synergy and generate more values. We hope this cooperation can benefit more users and build a more efficient business model for our global partners.” He also mentioned that 2015 is a critical year for Letv Cloud, as it was just awarded as one of the “Top 10 Most Influence Cloud Companies of Year” by MIIT. It plans to complete the ecosystem of Letv Cloud, build industry alliance in China and globally, and to bridge culture and science for global partners and users.

About Letv

Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting, Letv Group is committed to creating the “Letv Ecosystem,” a next-generation Internet engine that is vertically-integrated to offer an online platform completed with content, terminals and applications. The Group is engaged in a rich array of businesses, spanning from Internet TV, video production and distribution, smart gadgets and large-screen applications to e-commerce, eco-agriculture and Internet-linked super-electric cars, which were launched in late 2014. The Group comprises a number of subsidiaries, including Letv.com, Leshi Zhi Xin, Le Vision Pictures, Wangjiu.com, Letv Holding, Letv Investment Management and Le Mobile. In 2014, the aggregate sales of the Group amounted to approximately RMB 10 billion.

Letv.com made history on August 12, 2010 when it was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, making it the world’s first IPO Company in the sector. Letv.com was also the first video company listed on China’s A-share market. As of March 24, 2015, the market value of Letv amounted to RMB 84 billion. Prolific as well as successful, Letv.com currently offers more than 100,000 episodes of TV dramas and over 5,000 movie titles. In addition, the site draws an estimated 250 million page views per day, 350 million users per month, 100 million daily content viewers on mobile devices, and 10 million daily content viewers on large-screen TVs.

Letv Hong Kong, as the headquarters of Asia Pacific region, was officially set up in August 2014, marking an important milestone of the company’s expansion in the overseas market. The company provides Hong Kong with an established vertically integrated ecosystem of “Platform + Content + Terminal + Application”. Letv has teamed up with 3 Home Broadband, subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, allowing customers to enjoy the best home entertainment experience with high speed broadband connectivity. As of March 2015, Letv has held 10 online flash sales in Hong Kong, with 1,000 smart TVs sold in less than 10 minutes on every occasion. Currently, Letv Hong Kong offers various sales channels for potential smart TVs customers to accommodate massive demands, including online pre-ordering services and 50+ offline outlets in Hong Kongand Macau. As the only entertainment platform with over 800 hours of 4K programmes in Hong Kong, Letv has always been committed to providing rich and diverse online content including movies, dramas, variety shows and concerts to its fans.

For more information about Letv, please visit:
Letv’s official website: http://www.letv.com
Letv Hong Kong’s shop: hk.shop.letv.com
Letv’s official Hong Kong Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/letv.hk

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May 7, 2015 at 4:53 pm

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OCE’s Discovery celebrates 10 years of innovation with largest-ever show

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TORONTO /PRNewswire/ — Every year, Ontario Centres of Excellence’s Discovery trade show and conference features a showcase of the best offerings from Ontario’s and Canada’s best and brightest innovators and entrepreneurs. And 2015, Discovery’s tenth edition, is certainly maintaining that tradition with its busiest show ever April 27 and 28, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

Among the hundreds of made-in-Ontario innovation highlights at this year’s show; the unveiling of the only Canadian entry into the $10 million X Prize Tricorder competition, the debut of a high performance platform for the world’s largest functioning brain model, a robot tea-butler, ‘smart’ jewelry and other wearable tech, advanced 3D printing and scanning, a pen that can draw a circuit board, a pizza oven that turns excess heat into renewable power and a cloud-based pet sitter.

“Discovery is the biggest event on our calendar every year,” says Dr. Tom Corr, President and CEO of OCE. “We look forward to being able to bring industry, academia, investors, government and many more together under one roof for two days to network, make deals and learn what’s new and exciting in the innovation community.”

Named Canada’s Best Trade Show 2010 and 2011, Discovery attracts more than 2,600 attendees and 425 exhibitors. This year, Discovery welcomes back tried and true features like engaging panels, world renowned speakers, career advice, mentoring, competitions and a show floor buzzing with some of the newest made-in-Ontario gadgets and gizmos.

“Discovery showcases truly inspiring ideas and innovations,” says Reza Moridi, Minister of Research and Innovation and Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities. “Over the course of the conference, we will see how Ontario’s entrepreneurs and young people are building the future of our great province and contributing to its economic prosperity.”

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Appearing as Featured Keynote on April 28 at 4:30 p.m. is YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, making his Canadian speaking debut in conversation with CBC’s senior business reporter Amanda Lang. This is followed by an audience Q & A.

On April 27 at 1:30 p.m., the keynote speaker is Eric Ries, pioneer of the Lean Startup movement, appearing remotely for a conversation and Q&A moderated by Financial Post columnist Rick Spence.

Featured presenters include Singularity University faculty members Neil Jacobstein, former president and current co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Track at SU, and David Roberts, former VP and award-winning CEO and serial entrepreneur, sharing their thoughts on disruptive technology, advancing tech, security and cyber-security.

Discovery’s numerous panels and competitions will also feature participation from prominent names in robotics, aerospace, disruptive innovation and health, financial services and agriculture technologies.

INVESTORS GALORE

This year, Discovery will welcome an unprecedented number of investors, including a large contingent of international investors.

Included are hundreds of international investors, including a number from China as well as members of the Keiretsu Forum, a global investment community of accredited private equity angel investors, venture capitalists and corporate and institutional investors. This represents the largest-ever gathering of Keiretsu presidents from around the world including from the US, Israel, Turkey, China, India and Singapore.

Discovery also has booked more than 50 Canadian investors to participate in our Ask an Expert feature, which will have representation from seven of the 10 most active Venture Capital firms in Canada in 2014.

PANELS, SHOWCASES AND CONTESTS

Once again, Discovery’s show floor is packed with exhibitors, panels and interactive sessions.

Featured panels include such topics as healthcare, agricultural technology, aerospace challenges and innovations, clean water solutions, high performance computing and disruptive technologies.

For students, job seekers and young entrepreneurs and startups seeking investment, there are opportunities to interact with experts, and investors in a few ways.

Discovery is also the place to see the finals of our popular student competitions that are designed to inspire and reward young entrepreneurs from high school through post grad.

Discovery has it all. The show facilitates the exchange of ideas and encourages new ways to collaborate and push the boundaries of research and innovation through to demonstration and development. It’s the best place to see how bright the future of Ontario’s innovation community really is.

Named Canada’s Best Trade Show 2010 and 2011 and now in its tenth year, OCE’s Discovery is Canada’spremier innovation showcase. It brings together the best and brightest minds in industry, academia, investment and government to showcase leading-edge technologies, best practices and research in the areas of energy, the environment, advanced health, digital media, information and communication technologies and advanced manufacturing. The annual conference and showcase attracts more than 2,600 attendees and 450 exhibitors.

For more on Discovery, visit www.ocediscovery.com

NB: For media accreditation, please contact Stuart Green at stuart.green@oce-ontario.org

About Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Inc.

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) drives the commercialization of cutting-edge research across key market sectors to build the economy of tomorrow and secure Ontario’s global competitiveness. In doing this, OCE fosters the training and development of the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs and is a key partner withOntario’s industry, universities, colleges, research hospitals, investors and government ministries. A champion of leading-edge technologies, best practices and research, OCE invests in sectors such as advanced health, information and communications technology, digital media, advanced materials and manufacturing, agri-food, aerospace, transportation, energy, and the environment including water and mining. OCE is a key partner in delivering Ontario’s Innovation Agenda as a member of the province’s Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). Funded by the Government of Ontario, the ONE is made up of regional and sector-focused organizations and helps Ontario-based entrepreneurs and industry rapidly grow their company and create jobs. For more information visit www.onebusiness.ca

Discovery 2015 – Showcase Features

Cloud DX
www.clouddx.com

Cloud DX is already a Top-10 Finalist in the $10 million Qualcomm Tricorder XPRISE competition and is the only Canadian finalist. Cloud DX is revolutionizing health care with a device designed to diagnose 15 different medical conditions and monitor vital signs for up to 72 hours. With a huge buzz around this ambitious product, we expect that Cloud DX will reveal and demo this medical tricorder for the first time ever at OCE Discovery.

teaBOT
http://myteabot.com

The tea industry is booming and with the help of teaBOT’s automated kiosks, we may never look at tea in the same way again. teaBOT allows customers to personalize their tea experience by simply walking up to a machine, selecting their favourite tea leaves, watching their tea get dispensed, and walking away with a personalized cup of tea in under 30 seconds. Tea enthusiasts are thrilled to be able to get creative with mixing blends, trying a friend’s favourite flavour and ordering a pouch to take home.

PizzaPizza/McMaster University
http://www.oce-ontario.org/our-companies/success-story/2014/10/22/pizza-pizza

Revolutionizing pizza? Funded by fast food leader, Pizza Pizza, McMaster University students introduce HARvEST, the Pizza Oven Waste Energy Recovery (POWER) system, which repurposes waste heat from a conventional pizza oven into more useful forms: such as lighting, hot water, and space heating. The core technology, known as a thermal electric generator, enables the POWER system to be self-powered, even during a power outage. Pizza Pizza and HARvEST will be displaying this new system at Discovery.

Applied Brain Research
http://appliedbrainresearch.com

ABR is bringing the world’s largest functioning computer-based brain model to Discovery. The program, known as Spaun, is capable of learning and making decisions based on information it receives. This is the first step toward the democratization of artificial intelligence.

Voovo
https://voovo.co/

Voovo connects those that don’t have a 3D printer with those that do. The platform allows customers requiring 3D printed models to quickly crowdsource job quotes from a community of passionate 3D printer owners. Anyone who owns a 3D printer can now become a full-service 3D printing studio that can personalize, print, and ship models around the world.

Mosaic Manufacturing
www.mosaicmanufacturing.com

Mosaic Manufacturing has created new 3D printing technology that enables virtually any desktop 3D printer on the market to expand its capabilities and quality. Mosaic’s initial product, The Palette, allows users to go from printing one colour plastic pieces to objects with embedded circuitry inside as well as pieces made up of multiple colours.

Nectro Inc.
www.nectro.com

Nectro Inc. is creating novel nano-materials and bringing them into people’s lives through products like the Nectro Conductive Pen. With this pen you can quickly and easily draw working electric circuits. It also features an erasing tip that allows you to correct any mistakes. More innovative products are on the way.

Pawly Corp.
Pawly.co

Winner of Global Start-up Battle 2013 – Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Pawly Corp. has developed an electronic toy that connects to a mobile app, allowing busy pet parents to monitor and interact with their pet when they’re away from home. From a treat dispenser and a ball launcher to a high fidelity microphone, Pawly offers guilt-free peace of mind and the ability to see, talk and play with your pet from virtually anywhere.

HEALX
www.healxinnovation.com

HEALX is a Toronto based start-up that has developed a new way of bracing and healing bone fractures and musculoskeletal injuries, allowing the body to naturally repair itself more efficiently. Using 3D scanning and 3D printing, HEALX has created a cheaper, more comfortable and customizable healing method that surpasses the traditional casts we use today.

The University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS)
http://utias-sfl.net

The University of Toronto’s Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) continues to push the performance envelope and disrupt the traditional cost paradigm with a satellite that carries a spectrometer for greenhouse gas monitoring. They will provide an sample of its world-class development capabilities and display an animation of the highly successful satellite mission that recently demonstrated precise, autonomous formation flight in space.

The Intelligent Assistive Technology and Systems Lab (IATSL)
www.ot.utoronto.ca/iatsl

IATSL develop leading edge technologies to support older adults and people living with disabilities to help them function more safely in their own communities and homes. From a tabletop robot to help those recovering from a stroke, to an intelligent powered wheelchair that assists those with cognitive impairment to drive more safely, the use of artificial intelligence and advanced sensing technologies are making strides in this field.

Envision SQ Inc.
http://envisionsq.com

Envision SQ are currently tackling the enormous task of developing technology to reduce traffic-related smog, creating better air quality in urban areas. Every year, the world’s cars, trucks and other vehicles emit millions of tonnes of pollutants, leaving urban-dwellers at risk of anything from asthma and respiratory diseases to stroke and cancer. Known as the “SmogStop Barrier,” the design involves the mixing of emissions with clean air, while a proprietary coating breaks down pollutants into harmless by-products. The result: air pollution levels in surrounding communities drop 50 per cent.

Advanced Cognitive Engineering lab (ACE)
http://carleton.ca/ace

Carleton University’s Advanced Cognitive Engineering lab (ACE) is a leading Canadian research centre on pilot behaviour with four aircraft simulator platforms. These next-generation simulation and Virtual Reality technologies are extremely important for training and assessment in the aerospace industry. In association with the school’s Visualization and Simulation Centre, ACE works to discover fundamental principles of human perception and cognition and to apply these principles to the design, implementation and evaluation of advanced human-machine systems.

Intravision
www.intravision.ca

Intravision Light Systems Inc. have created a unique Lumigreen system for turf-grass growth on natural turf-grass like sport stadiums and golf greens. The patented Lumigreen technology comprises a LED light integrated tarp, in combination with control of air-temperature and air-flow. The product was recently launched in the 2015 Golf Industry show in Texas.

Structur3D
www.structur3d.io

3D printing start-up Structur3D has created a 3D printer add-on called Discov3ry, which can be described as a universal paste extruder. The extruder gives creators around the globe the capability to print intricate and complex designs with a range of soft materials such as silicone, wood filler, electric paint, and even Nutella.

Pond Biofuels
http://pondbiofuels.com

As we all know, heavy industry emits massive amounts of CO2, a green-house gas, widely viewed to have a negative environmental impact. However, these same emissions are actually feedstock for the Pond process. Pond Biofuels uses proprietary technology to eliminate the CO2, nitrogen and sulfur in smokestack emissions, transforming these compounds into algal biomass. This demo will show how this closed-loop continuous harvest system consumes raw stack emissions, and transforms it into value rich algal biomass.

CrossWing Inc.
www.crosswing.com

CrossWing welcomes virtualME, a modular, mass-market robotics platform that enables anything from virtually visiting friends in another country, to telecommunications, virtual education, healthcare, and more. CrossWing stands by the belief that these types of Interactive Personal Robotics will rapidly become as pervasive as common appliances and smart computing platforms. This Discovery demonstration includes a chance to experience this virtual device first hand.

Revel Cider Company
www.revelcider.ca

Revel Cider Company makes craft cider with 100% Ontario grown apples, hops, and indigenous yeast strains. Basically, a hybrid of a beer and a cider, Revel has created a unique flavour characteristic of the Ontario terroir their apples and hops are grown in. Their cider called ‘Hop X’ is dry hopped with a brand new Ontario hop varietal giving it flavours of orange, strawberry, and lychee. While the flavour called ‘Liquid Gold’ is fermented with a wildOntario yeast and aged for 4 months, giving the dry cider notes of guava and citrus.

Nanoleaf
http://nanoleaf.me

Green technology start-up, Nanoleaf welcomes the Nanoleaf Bloom, the world’s first dimmable bulb that doesn’t require a dimmer switch. This innovative bulb works with any regular on/off light switch, allowing any home or space to personalize its dimming capabilities. Equivalent to a 75 watt incandescent, the Nanoleaf Bloom uses only 10 watts of energy to produce 1200 lumens.

PUSH Strength Inc.
www.trainwithpush.com

PUSH is not your average wearable device. Already being used by some of the world’s most renowned teams in the NFL, NHL and NBA, PUSH is changing the way athletes train. PUSH will be showcasing a pro-graded activity tracker for athletes to see Real Workout Metrics. This will include a real-life Olympic weightlifting routine demonstrated live with real-time feedback to a mobile/on screen application.

GestureLogic Inc.
www.gesturelogic.com

Ottawa-based start-up GestureLogic has created an intelligent wearable fitness technology that uses direct monitors of muscle and other anatomic activities to measure true muscle output. At Discovery the team will be demonstrating their cycle fitness application with a stationary bike, allowing guests to see real biometrics of a cyclist in action. Jump on the bike and give it a try.

PTX Performance Products Inc.
http://stable26.com

Not just a sock, Stable 26 gives athletes and everyday people an added edge in performance and comfort. Stable 26 footgear allows you to make even your best fitting athletic footwear fit even better. This entirely new approach to attaining the perfect fit uses silicone pads in anatomically targeted locations to provide improved support, enhanced connection and better overall performance. This showcase will include samples of products for hockey, skiing, running, and golf.

BioSensive
http://earosmart.com

Straight out of the future, BioSensive Technologies is introducing a whole new segment in the wearable electronics market: the first smart earring. Ear-O-Smart connects to your smartphone with Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology and allows you to monitor a wide range of fitness data such as calories, heart rate and activity levels, all through an earring. With a variety of styles, Ear-O-Smart allows you to track your fitness levels in style.

InteraXon Inc.
www.choosemuse.com

Improve your mental fitness, no gym membership required. Muse, by InteraXon, is a brain sensing headband that helps you train your brain to reduce stress, increase focus, and form positive habits. Muse claims to help you do more with your mind, and more with your life, in just 3 minutes a day.

Myant & Co
http://myantandco.ca

Smart objects are the future of all industries and by seamlessly integrating technology with our surroundings we enter a new realm of product value and service. At the forefront of wearable and embedded technology Myant & Co will be showcasing new digital wearable technologies including: lighted safety vests and future sensor embedded fabric technology.

GestSure Technologies Inc.
http://www.gestsure.com

Featured in last year’s Microsoft Super Bowl commercial, GestSure gives surgeons the ability to navigate important digital data directly from the operating table, through simple hand gestures. This gives health care professionals the ability to access key items such as patient MRI scans without having to touch an unsterile keyboard, or leave the operating room for a timely scrub down.

AMD
http://www.amd.com

Enabling today. Inspiring Tomorrow. Discovery sponsor and global semiconductor leader, AMD, will be showcasing the power of their new graphics processor through a unique Oculus Virtual Reality demonstration for Discovery participants.

Sulon Technologies Inc.
http://sulontechnologies.com

Sulon Technologies introduces the Sulon Cortex, which hopes to change the way humans interact with the world, by bringing virtual content into our physical surroundings. Sulon will be showcasing an early prototype of their Sulon Cortex, a headset that merges augmented reality and virtual reality for an experience like no other.

Quantum Capture
www.quantumcapture.com

Quantum Capture is a Toronto-based 3D scanning studio that creates stunning photorealistic 3D and truly immersive experiences in virtual reality. With a background in the gaming industry, their demonstration at Discovery will include a partial body scan to relay 3D interaction of participants, demonstrated on Samsung Gear.

University Health Networks (UHN)
www.uhn.ca/TorontoRehab

Toronto Rehab is home to some of the world’s most technologically advanced rehabilitation research facilities. The iDAPT Centre for Rehabilitation Research brings together the brightest research minds and state-of-the-art technology. Discovery showcase will display some advanced technologies geared towards assisting in age-related health conditions.

Stuart Green, Manager, Media Relations, 416-861-1092 x 1022, stuart.green@oce-ontario.org

Source: Ontario Centres of Excellence Inc.

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May 7, 2015 at 4:45 pm

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IBA Signs Formal Contract to Install the First Proton Therapy Center in The Netherlands

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LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE, Belgium, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.), the world’s leading provider of proton therapy solutions for the treatment of cancer, announces that it has signed a formal contract with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) to establish the first proton therapy center in The Netherlands, in Groningen.

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IBA will equip the new center with its Proteus®PLUS two-gantry room configuration, including its next generation Pencil Beam Scanning and Cone Beam CT (CBCT) capabilities. The contract, as noted in IBA’s press release dated June 20th, 2014, will also include a long-term operation and maintenance agreement. The equipment and services that will be supplied by IBA are worth approximately EUR 50 million to IBA.

Olivier Legrain, Chief Executive Officer of IBA, commented: “Following a rigorous public tender process, we are delighted that IBA has been selected as the best proton therapy provider to build the first ever proton therapy center in The Netherlands. More than half of the worldwide proton therapy market is equipped by IBA. Over 40,000 patients have been treated by IBA systems – more than all major competitive installations combined. Thanks to our unique experience, we are committed to supporting UMCG to provide high-quality cancer treatment to more patients across the region.”

“The professional support and responsiveness that IBA has demonstrated throughout our demanding tender procedure give us confidence in a successful and long lasting collaboration with them. We are now eager to see the Proton Therapy center opening its doors in 2017 and to provide this technology for the benefit of thousands of cancer patients in Holland”, said Bert-Jan Souman, Managing Director of the ProtonTherapyCenterGroningen at the UMCG.

About Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy is considered the most advanced and targeted cancer radiotherapy treatment due to its superior dose distribution and fewer side effects. Protons deposit the majority of their effective energy within a precisely controlled range, directly within the tumor, sparing healthy surrounding tissue. Higher doses can be delivered to the tumor without increasing the risk of side effects and long-term complications, thereby improving patient outcomes and quality of life. Today, more than half of all proton therapy clinical facilities worldwide are equipped with IBA systems. This includes 18 proton therapy centers currently in operation and 16 additional centers under development.

While proton therapy today represents less than 1% of radiotherapy treatments, studies estimate that more than 17% of patients treated by radiotherapy would benefit from being treated by this technique.

About IBA

IBA (Ion Beam Applications S.A.) is a global medical technology company focused on bringing integrated and innovative solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The Company is the worldwide technology leader in the field of proton therapy, the most advanced form of radiation therapy available today. IBA’s proton therapy solutions are flexible and adaptable, allowing customers to choose from universal full-scale proton therapy centers as well as compact, single room systems. In addition, IBA also has a radiation dosimetry business and develops particle accelerators for the medical world and industry.

Headquartered in Belgium and employing about 1100 people worldwide, IBA has installed systems across the world, from Europe and the US and to the emerging markets. IBA is listed on the pan-European stock exchange EURONEXT. (IBA: Reuters IBAB.BR and Bloomberg IBAB.BB) and more information can be found at: http://www.iba-worldwide.com

About UMCG

University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and it is the biggest employer in the north of the country. A staff of almost 12,000 people work in patient care and in leading medical research, focusing on ‘healthy ageing´. For its research and educational function the hospital has close ties with University of Groningen. Some 3,400 students are currently enrolled in degree courses to become physicians, dentist, or movement scientist, and over 450 are doing a medical residency. Patients come to UMCG for basic care, but also for highly specialized diagnostics, examinations or treatment. All patients in the north of the country with complicated or rare conditions are eventually referred to UMCG. Excellent care is always based on the latest insights and given by the best doctors and nursing staff. Together with the support services they always focus on that one common goal: building the future of health. For more information visit: http://www.umcg.nl

IBA
Jean-Marc Bothy
Chief Financial Officer
Tel: +32-10-47-58-90

Thomas Ralet
Vice-President Corporate Communication
+32-10-47-58-90
communication@iba-group.com

For media and investor enquiries:
Consilium Strategic Communications
Amber Bielecka, Matthew Neal, Ivar Milligan, Jessica Hodgson
+44(0)20-3709-5700
IBA@consilium-comms.com

Rx Communications Group (US)
Melody Carey
+1-917-322-2571
mcarey@RxIR.com
Source: IBA

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May 7, 2015 at 2:43 pm

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Supermicro(R) Launches New High End 4-Way SuperServer(R) Solutions Supporting up to 6TB in 96x DDR4 DIMMs

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— New 4U/Tower/2U Platforms Supporting Intel® Xeon® Processor E7-8800/4800 v3 Product Families Deliver Wide Solution Range for Mission Critical, In-Memory Database Workloads in Enterprise Environments
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing launches its new line of 4U 4-Way SuperServers powered by the new Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800/4800 v3 product families featuring “Haswell-EX” 18-core processor performance. Supermicro’s new 4U quad processor systems support up to 6TB of DDR3 or DDR4 ECC RDIMMs/LRDIMMs and are optimized for large scale mission critical in-memory computing, virtualization, ERP/CRM, Financial Analysis applications in Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud, and HPC environments. The new 2U/4U/Tower SuperServer® solutions are available with a variety of options supporting up to 24x 3.5″ hot-swap HDD or 48x 2.5″ hot-swap HDD/SSD configurations, dual port 10GBase-T and Platinum/Titanium Level, high-efficiency digital power supplies. Major components including storage bays, power supplies and external fans are designed for tool-less hot-swap offering ease of maintenance. With Supermicro’s Green Computing innovations incorporating advanced airflow architecture designs allowing processors and memory to operate at peak performance while maintaining maximum energy efficiency.

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“Supermicro delivers first-to-market, the widest range of high end 4-Way, high-performance servers supporting up to 6TB of DDR4 memory for mission critical in-memory database applications,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our latest quad processor solutions are designed to deliver maximum performance, density, flexibility and reliability for rapid deployment and ease of maintenance. Combined with our Green Computing innovations in advanced airflow architecture and high efficiency digital power supplies, Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud and HPC deployments can achieve lowest TCO with best performance per watt, per square foot, per dollar.”

“The Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family lays the foundation for accelerated data analytics across the data center by delivering industry leading performance and memory capacity coupled with Intel TSX in advanced multi-processor configurations,” said Lisa Spelman, General Manager of DCG Marketing at Intel. “Supermicro’s latest 4-Way SuperServers powered by the new Intel Xeon processor E7 v3 family deliver a compelling solution that will help to transform real-time insights into a business advantage.”

Product Specifications

4U SYS-4048B-TRFT / -TR4FT — Supports quad Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800 v3 / E7-4800 v3 product families (18-Core) with QPI up to 9.6GT/s, 96x DIMM slots support up to 6TB of DDR3 or DDR4 ECC RDIMMs/LRDIMMs, 11x PCI-E 3.0 slots (4 x16, 7 x8), up to 24x 2.5″ Hot-swap SAS3/SATA3 HDD/SSD (selected RAID/HBA cards) 48x 2.5″ Hot-swap HDD/SSD optional, Intel® X540 dual-port 10GBase-T LAN controller (via AOM), onboard BMC supports IPMI 2.0 + Virtual Media over LAN (via AOM), default HDD connection: 2 SATA3 + 4 SATA2 ports via C602J onboard, 4x 9cm Hot-swap cooling fans, 3x 8cm Hot-swap rear exhaust fans, 2x additional 8cm rear exhaust fans (option), Up to 4 x 1620W Hot-swap (N+1) redundant Platinum/Titanium Level Digital Power Supplies
4U SYS-8048B-TRFT / -TR4FT — Supports quad Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800 v3 / E7-4800 v3 product families (18-Core) with QPI up to 9.6GT/s, 96x DIMMs support up to 6TB of DDR3 or DDR4 ECC RDIMMs/LRDIMMs, 11x PCI-E 3.0 slots (4 x16, 7 x8), 24x 3.5″ hot-swap SAS2/SATA3 drive bays, Intel® X540 dual-port 10GBase-T LAN controller (via AOM), Onboard BMC supports IPMI 2.0 + Virtual Media over LAN (via AOM), default HDD connection: 2 SATA3 + 4 SATA2 ports via C602J onboard, 4x 9cm Hot-swap cooling fans, 3x 8cm Hot-swap rear exhaust fans, 2x additional 8cm rear exhaust fans (option), Up to 4 x 1620W Hot-swap (N+1) redundant Platinum/Titanium Level Digital Power Supplies
4U/Tower SYS-8048B-TR3F/ -C0R3FT — Supports quad Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800 v3 / E7-4800 v3 product families (18-Core) with QPI up to 9.6GT/s, 32x DIMM slots support up to 2TB of DDR3 ECC LRDIMMs, 2x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) and 2x PCI-E 3.0 (x8) Full-height slots, 5x 3.5″ Hot-swap SATA (-TR3F) or SAS2 (-C0R3FT) drive bays via LSI 3008 controller, 2x GbE (-TR3F) / 2x 10GBase-T (-C0R3FT), 1x Video, 1x COM, 3x USB 2.0, Built-in Server Management tool via IPMI 2.0, Virtual Media over LAN with dedicated LAN port, 3x 9cm + 3x 8cm Heavy Duty fans with speed control, 1400W Redundant Platinum Level Digital Power Supplies
2U SYS-8028B-TR3F/ -C0R3FT — Supports quad Intel® Xeon® processor E7-8800 v3 / E7-4800 v3 product families (18-Core) with QPI up to 9.6GT/s, 32x DIMM slots supporting up to 2TB of DDR3 ECC LRDIMMs, 2x PCI-E 3.0 (x16) and 2x PCI-E 3.0 (x8) Low-profile slots, 6x 3.5″ Hot-swap SATA3 (-TR3F) or SAS2 (-C0R3FT) drive bays via LSI 3008 controller, I/O ports: 2x GbE (-TR3F) / 2x 10GBase-T (-C0R3FT), 1x Video, 1x COM, 3x USB 2.0, Built-in Server Management via IPMI 2.0, Virtual Media over LAN with dedicated LAN port, 3x Hot-swap PWM Cooling fans, 1400W Redundant Platinum Level Digital Power Supplies
For more information on Supermicro’s complete range of high performance, high-efficiency Intel® Xeon® E7 v3 multi-processor Server solutions, visit http://www.supermicro.com/Xeon_MP.

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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.

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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May 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm

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Heraeus to Attend SNEC 2015

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— Heraeus announces new products and activities in China

SHANGHAI, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit will be attending the SNEC 9th (2015) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition from April 28th through April 30th, 2015. Heraeus will highlight several of its newest products, including additions to their SOL9621 Series of front-side metallization paste and their SOL205B back-side tabbing paste. Heraeus will also announce new activities in China to complement the production of front-side paste announced at last year’s SNEC tradeshow.

“SNEC continues to be the key yearly event for the PV Industry and the ideal platform for Heraeus to announce our strategic activities that will have a positive impact on the market in China and the rest of the world,” states Andreas Liebheit, Head of Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit. “Heraeus is committed to the PV market in China. In 2014, we relocated the worldwide headquarters of the Heraeus PV business to Shanghai and began the manufacturing of front-side pastes in China. For 2015, we will provide additional added value services that will be local to the China market.”

Heraeus is inviting customers to their 2nd Annual SNEC PV Booth Celebration at their booth on Tuesday, April 28th from 12:00pm – 3:00pm to celebrate the introduction of their new products and special announcements. To learn more about Heraeus’ new products and services for the photovoltaic industry, visit us at this year’s SNEC 9th (2015) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition, in Shanghai, China at Hall: W3 Booth: 660. You can also go to http://www.pvsilverpaste.com for more information.

About the Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit

The Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit is an industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. For over 40 years, Heraeus has built a reputation of innovation, extensive research and new product development in thick film technologies for some of the most prominent companies within a variety of industries. In the field of photovoltaics, the Heraeus Photovoltaics Business Unit applies this history and its innovative technology to offer metallization pastes for solar cell applications. The Heraeus SOL Series of silver pastes is specially formulated to provide higher efficiencies and wider processing windows, resulting in better yields and higher output for cell manufacturers.

Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. We create high-value solutions for our customers, strengthening their competitiveness for the long term. Our activities focus on a number of markets: chemical and metals, energy and the environment, communications and electronics, health, mobility, and industrial applications. In fiscal year 2013, Heraeus achieved product revenue of €3.6 billion and precious metals trading revenue of €13.5 billion. With some 12,500 employees in over 110 subsidiaries worldwide, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

Source: Heraeus

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May 7, 2015 at 12:18 pm

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itslearning and Lightspeed Systems Partner to Transition My Big Campus Customers to itslearning Platform

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BOSTON, Massachusetts, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — itslearning (http://www.itslearning.net ), maker of the personalized learning management platform of the same name, has announced a strategic partnership with Lightspeed Systems (http://www.lightspeedsystems.com ), creators of the My Big Campus (MBC) learning management system. Lightspeed Systems is retiring its LMS and has selected the itslearning platform as the preferred alternative for MBC customers.

In addition to assisting MBC users as they transition to itslearning’s digital learning environment, the partnership will strive to make a unique K-12 experience by integrating the itslearning platform with Lightspeed Systems. The partnership will support seamless content migration from MBC to the itslearning platform.

“We’ve found a way to preserve what our customers love most about MBC and transition them onto a mature, competitively advanced LMS,” said Joel Heinrich, Lightspeed Systems CEO. “The powerful combination of the acclaimed itslearning platform, high-quality content migration, and MBC’s safety is unparalleled.”

To make the transition easier for MBC customers, itslearning will be offering a special conversion package wherein any pre-payments made for MBC will be credited to customers’ account for use of the new integrated platform. The company is also offering a preferred rate to customers transitioning from MBC. More information can be found at http://info.itslearning.net/IL-mybigcampus.html

“It is a great testament to the value of the itslearning business and platform that we have been selected by the MBC team, and more importantly by their customers, as their preferred platform of choice to migrate away from MBC,” said Arne Bergby, CEO of itslearning. “I’m confident that this will ease the concern of districts that are planning to transition onto another platform for the coming school year.”

Designed specifically for the K-12 sector, the itslearning platform’s seamless integration with existing systems creates a user-friendly interface that gives teachers a way to share instructional resources, assignments and activities, and assessments with students and parents via personalized dashboards. At the same time, students have the power to decide how they learn as the solution automatically adapts to support learning styles that offer the best opportunities for success.

About itslearning

Established in 1999, itslearning is a cloud-based K-12 learning management system designed to make teaching easier, learning more engaging, and parent involvement more effective and efficient. At itslearning, we pride ourselves on understanding the needs of education. More than 20% of our employees have worked as teachers, and we can often be found in the classroom, learning from teachers. Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, itslearning has offices in Boston, Central Milton Keynes, Berlin, Paris, Mulhouse, Malmo, Copenhagen, and Enscheda. For more information, visit http://www.itslearning.eu

About Lightspeed Systems

Lightspeed Systems builds smart solutions for school networks. Our mission is to transform education by empowering IT departments in schools around the world – and making it easy for them to empower their users. We’ve helped thousands of schools around the world protect and engage more than 25 million students.

Visit http://www.lightspeedsystems.com to learn more.

Contact:
Gayle Nixon
itslearning
gayle.nixon@itslearning.com
Media Inquiries Only: +1-978-505-0377

Source: itslearning

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May 7, 2015 at 12:16 pm

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