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BOE Launches Gen 6 Line in Chengdu, Firmly Establishing the City as a Worldwide Base for the Photonics Display Industry

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CHENGDU, China/PRNewswire/ the groundbreaking ceremony of  BOE Gen 6 LTPS/AMO-LED production line was held in Chengdu Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone (Chengdu Hi-tech Zone). The whole project is considered a milestone in the Chengdu electronic information industry which will attract an investment of RMB 22 billion (3.54 billion dollars).

BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd., founded in April 1993, is the world’s leading supplier of semiconductor display technologies, products and services. BOE’s display products are widely used in a broad spectrum of applications such as mobile phones, tablets, notebooks, monitors, TVs, vehicle displays and digital information displays.

According to BOE, the new production line is intended to produce high-end mobile phone panels and new displays for mobile devices. It has a design capacity of 45,000 glass substrates per month and involves a total investment of RMB 22 billion. The project will commence in the second quarter of 2015 and is expected to come into operation in the first half of 2017.

BOE and Chengdu Hi-tech Zone have enjoyed a partnership for many years. In 2007, BOE invested RMB 3.1 billion to build the Gen 4.5 TFT-LCD project in Chengdu and in 2011, BOE expanded the Chengdu LTPS TFT-LCD/AMOLED production line to offer over 30 different kinds of product. In 2013, Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. achieved sales revenue of RMB 4.4 billion and export sales of 600 million dollars.

According to NPD DisplaySearch, the demand for LTPS panels will continue to grow with the popularity of high-resolution smart phones and increasing sizes of smart phone screens. In 2013, the demand for LTPS panels was 3.288 million m2 and that for AMOLED panels was 1.376 million m2. It is expected that the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of demand for LTPS panels will reach 24.1% and that for AMOLED panels 40.7% in 2020.

Industry insiders comment that the new production line in Chengdu, once completed, will further increase BOE’s competitiveness in high-end displays of small and medium sizes. It means that the company will gain greater overall strengths in high-performance mobile phone panels and displays for mobile devices, a higher proportion of products with higher gross margins, and better capacity to withstand market fluctuations.

“As a leading city in Southwest China, Chengdu owns an integrated industrial chain of the electronic information industry, multiple talents and human resources, a massive market and favorable transportation and logistics infrastructures, which give it its competitive advantage in developing the photonics display industry”, says Liu Xiaodong, COO of BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. With the benefit of the Gen 6 production line, BOE will useChengdu as a base from which to expand into larger global markets, largely enhancing the competitiveness of its high-end display products.

For Chengdu, the vast amount of investment by BOE is the icing on the cake for strengthening the city’s global influence in the electronic information industry. According to Wu Kai, member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Chengdu Municipal Committee; Party Secretary of CPC Chengdu Hi-tech Zone, the deeper cooperation with BOE will promote the structural optimization and sustainable development of Chengdu electronic information industry, while increasing its impact in the new-type display industry.

According to Kai, both the provincial and municipal governments have put the project high on the list of priorities. As the host for welcoming the project, Chengdu Hi-tech Zone has organized an interagency task team, responsible for tracking the process and “seamlessly connecting” with BOE. Now, the preliminary work such as recording of the project, setting up a regulatory plan, capital increase registration, entrusting loans and land transfer is progressing well. In addition, the task team and BOE have also made a comprehensive schedule for the construction and operation of the project in the next two to three years, in which some procedures are timed in days.

Besides BOE, both China National Building Materials Group Corporation and TIANMA Microelectronics Company, Ltd. have established manufacturing bases in Chengdu. In mid-August 2014, China Electronics Corporation announced it is to invest RMB 28 billion to build a Gen 8.5 Panel production line project in Chengdu, and to shape it into one of the most advanced and competitive LCD production lines in the future.

“In the area of new-type display, Chengdu Hi-tech zone will focus on updating the industrial generations”, saysWu Kai. “In future, Chengdu Hi-tech zone will continually enhance the productivity of the Gen 4.5 TFT-LCD production line, while introducing more advanced generations of production lines like TFT-LCD 8. It will also develop PMOLED, AMOLED, laser display devices and 3D display products making Chengdu the most influential manufacturing base in the photonics display industry in worldwide.”

Source: Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone

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May 12, 2015 at 6:14 pm

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Tissue World New Launch: Jakarta Conference 2015

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Tissue World, the leading portfolio of events dedicated to tissue paper industry worldwide is pleased to announce Tissue Word Jakarta Conference.

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Taking place at the Jakarta International Expo (JIE) during 28 – 29 October 2015, the event will feature 2 days conference, 15 exhibiting-sponsors and social functions. It will be held concurrently with Hotelex Indonesia, the leading event for the hotel and hospitality industry.

Click here to download the brochure

The Jakarta Conference is the last remaining piece of the map Tissue World had drawn based on industry feedback with the aim of tapping into all key strategic tissue markets worldwide. Tissue World will set the stage for yet another impactful regional event that will combine the strength of the peculiar local industry with our network of international players. Indeed, Jakarta will stand out as unique, as all other Tissue World events are, for each one focuses on a different set of regional supply and demand markets and addresses specific industry needs.

Daniel Ohndorf, emtec Electronic GmbH, Marketing and Sales, on Tissue World Istanbul:
“Tissue World is the place to be if you deal in the tissue industry. It is an outstanding meeting point for the industry heavy-weights and smaller enterprises to share information about the latest innovation and developments in an ever-changing business world.”

Tissue World Jakarta Conference will be promoted in the ASEAN and Asia Far East region.
In particular, within its 10 countries ASEAN is home to nearly 10% of the world’s population, and ranks as the seventh largest economy. Additionally, while the demand for tissue paper will continue to grow between 3-4% per year globally, in Asia that same demand will be significantly greater due to a much faster population increase and changes in lifestyle. Click here to enquire about sponsorship opportunities

Why Indonesia?

  • Indonesia is the pivotal country in ASEAN and its most populous (250m people)
  • Indonesia is by far the largest exporter of tissue paper in the Asia Far East region
  • Indonesia is the second biggest world’s exporter of parent rolls (after Italy)
  • It tops the expected volume growth forecasts in the region for the next ten years
  • Tissue paper in the country is predicted to maintain double digit growth over the coming 5 years
  •  It is one of the key pulp producers in the world
  • Nearly 100% of paper machinery and parts in paper mills in Indonesia are imported

For more information please visit: www.tissueworld.com/tissue-world-jakarta-home

Tissue World is the leading global event series serving the tissue industry worldwide since 1993. With events inShanghai, Jakarta, Istanbul, Milan, New Orleans and Sao Paulo it offers an integrated and intertwined platform consisting of exhibitions, conferences and a magazine providing an unmatched offline and online meeting place to do business, exchange ideas and learn, all year round.

Tissueworld.com   –  Tissueworldmagazine.com

Contact Person: Ivan Ferrari
Phone Number: +65-6592-0888 ext 886
Email: Ivan.Ferrari@ubm.com

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May 12, 2015 at 4:44 pm

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Fi Vietnam 2015 – the Right Ingredients for Your Success

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HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam /PRNewswire/ — The Vietnamese food and beverage (F&B) market has shown on-going and robust growth across numerous categories, and this is expected to continue based on a growing population, urbanisation, and an increasingly affluent population with higher disposable incomes.

This is supported by the recent Innova Market Insights ‘Food and Beverage Trends inVietnam‘ report which showed the number of new F&B product launches tracked increasing by 52 percent from 2008 to 2013, averaging 9 percent annual growth. Bakeries were the fastest growing category, and in 2014 over 16 percent of all new launches tracked were for bakery products. Confectionary, hot drinks, meat, fish eggs, and sauces and seasonings were the following fastest growing categories for product launch activities last year. Within the bakery segment, cakes  pastries and sweets remained the largest category, representing 34 percent of new product launches tracked in 2014, while bread and bread products were the fastest growing sub-category with a 32 percent share of new launches in bakery products.

To further strengthen Vietnam’s and the regions F&B industry, Fi Vietnam, the only expo dedicated exclusively to food ingredients, will again be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) on 20  22 May, 2015. “Fi Vietnam 2015 is the largest, most comprehensive and best-attended event for food and beverage industry professionals in the Mekong River Delta region,” noted UBM Asia (Thailand) Business Director, Rungphech (Rose) Chitanuwat. “Moreover, Fi Vietnam 2015 is so much more than just a trade show  offering conferences, seminars and unsurpassed networking opportunities that add value to the event, attract industry visitors, and help you get the most out of your time onsite,” she said.

If you want to grow your business and ensure the new products you develop are a success, the Fi Vietnam 2015 VAFoST international conference ‘Ingredients for Success Connecting Food Product Developers with Consumers’ (21st May 2015) is meant for you. The informative conference features leading local and international speakers, and addresses key issues; Vietnamese consumers’ insights about food ingredients, updates on food safety regulations, safe alternatives for texture, flavor and color-enhancing additives in traditional foods, nanotechnology in food product development, advances in functional foods and preservatives while preserving health.

UBM is excited to again support the prestigious VAFoST Young Talent Competition. “UBM is always looking to the future industry, we aim to support students and encourage them to become the next generation of food scientists. The competition is a national award, and requires participants to provide a written proposal, an oral presentation and a poster presentation at Fi Vietnam 2015. Each participating team will create an innovative new food product concept, much like a commercial product development team. The competition provides a valuable professional development opportunity for Vietnamese students to improve their creative and scientific skills working as a team, and a link between industry, students and VAFoST. Importantly, it allows food industry representatives the opportunity to spot talented students for potential employment”, explained Chitanuwat. “UBM has supported students by providing funds to the 20 teams to develop their competition entries. And we also support space to show case their development in the show,” she added.

There is also a comprehensive seminar program from leading exhibitors who will be presenting their latest products, technologies and developments.

With just a few weeks to go, be sure to mark your calendar and make plans to visit Fi Vietnam 2015 – Vietnam’smost important and exciting gathering of ingredient suppliers, distributors and buyers for the food and beverage industries. Register for your free pass at www.fi-vietnam.net.

About The Organiser

Owned by UBM plc and listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is Asia’s leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in mainland China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 25 major cities with 30 offices and over 1,400 staff.

With a track record spanning over 30 years, UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. We provide a one-stop diversified global service for high-value business matching, quality market news and online trading networks.

UBM Asia has extensive office networks in China, Southeast Asia and India, three of the world’s fastest growing B2B events markets. UBM China has 11 offices in the major cities in mainland China, including Beijing,Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Guzhen and Shenzhen, where we organise more than 70 exhibitions and conferences. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnamand the Philippines with over 60 events in this region. UBM India teams in Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore andChennai organise 20 exhibitions and 60 conferences every year across the country.

For more information, please contact
Nureen Chantarawirod
Senior Marketing Executive
UBM Asia (Thailand)
+66-2-642-6911
nureen.c@ubm.com

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May 12, 2015 at 4:14 pm

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Winners Of MPAS Awards 2015 Announced

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-Mongoose Publishing awarded Media Company of the Year, with SPH Magazines a close second.

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) Awards 2015, Singapore’s most glamorous media publishing event, took place this evening at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore. Mongoose Publishing Pte Ltd picked up the Media Company of the Year award for the Content Publisher with the most number of wins at the awards, followed closely by SPH Magazines Pte Ltd.

Mongoose’s wins included categories such as Mobile App of the Year, Consumer Website of the Year, Lifestyle/Entertainment Media of the Year, Men’s Media of The Year, Licensed Media of the Year and Integrated Media of the Year, while SPH came in a close second with wins including Food Media of the Year, Fashion Media of the Year, Women’s Media of the Year and Luxury Media of the Year.

“We are thrilled and honoured to be awarded the prestigious title of Singapore’s Media Company of the Year for the second year running. This is a fine reward for our team’s continued creativity, passion and dedication”, saidRussell Channon, Managing Director, Mongoose Publishing Pte. Ltd.

The event was attended by representatives from FIPP – The Worldwide Magazine Media Association, WAN-IFRA – The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers, Media Development Authority of Singapore and members of Singapore’s magazine media publishing industry.

“The annual MPAS Awards recognises the best efforts of the important facets within Singapore’s publishing industry, namely design/production, editorial, marketing and sales, which form the foundation of every successful media company”, said James Chen, Executive Director of MPAS.

“Magzter is proud to sponsor the MPAS Awards 2015 and I congratulate all the publishers who won an awards this year”, aded Vijay Radhakrishnan Co-founder and President of Magzter, a sponsor for the event.

Concluded Chris Llewellyn, President and CEO, FIPP, “Events like the MPAS Awards acknowledge publishers who have been both innovative and successful and push other publishers to raise their game, which benefits the industry as a whole.”

About Media Publishers Association Singapore Awards (MPAS) 2015

Since 2009, the Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) awards event has recognised the brightest talents and best practices within the country’s Media Publishing industry.

About Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS)

Established in 2006, the Media Publishers Association Singapore (MPAS) is a non-profit trade association that represents the leading B2B, specialist B2C, custom and digital publishers in Singapore.

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May 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm

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USAID and NI Collaborate to Enable Youth in Lower Mekong with Industry-Ready Engineering Skills and Tools

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) recently announced a new partnership with U.S.-based corporation, National Instruments (NI), to provide hands-on training to aspiring young scientists and engineers in the Lower Mekong sub-region and to empower them with technical skills to help grow the region’s workforce.

The United States is committed to developing essential skills in youth and creating an environment for youth – including women – to thrive in school and in the workplace.  This includes training in hard skills, but just as importantly work readiness skills, including team work, entrepreneurship, adaptability, and critical thinking,” said U.S. Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Nina Hachigian during the launch of the partnership at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia last Friday. She added that the partnership gives future leaders the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to become innovative leaders and entrepreneurs.

Over the next five years, USAID and NI will work together to create learning centers at universities and vocational colleges to enable students and professionals to access NI’s embedded and measurement devices, including software, hardware, training and technical support. They can also acquire practical science and technology skills and use them to build solutions and, potentially, new companies. This partnership involves developing curricula, training instructors and supplying lab equipment to these schools, start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Contributing $4.5 million in-kind to the partnership, NI commits to provide access to its software and hardware technology platforms, product training materials, virtual and in-country support for multiple regional projects, including the USAID Connecting the Mekong Through Education and Training (USAID COMET) project and the USAID ASEAN Connectivity Through Trade and Investment (USAID ACTI) project.

NI and USAID previously collaborated through the USAID’s Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research (PEER) science program to support scientists in developing countries. Since announcing the partnership in 2013, both organizations have worked together to bring scientific equipment, training and support to several research projects, which have also translated into knowledge transfer, patents and establishing new start-ups.

“We are excited to announce this new alliance with USAID and contribute our technical expertise and products to accelerate the productivity and innovation in the Lower Mekong sub region.  Access to technical skills and flexible tools combined with the ideas of the young population in this region will enable them to leverage this talent and generate the local solutions needed to ensure the sustainable development of their countries. This partnership has been made possible through the Planet NI, a program with a mission of empowering engineers and scientists in emerging countries to achieve sustainable prosperity by providing increased access to NI technology,” saidVictor Mieres, NI vice president of sales and marketing, emerging markets.

Two U.S. government projects — USAID COMET and USAID ACTI — will coordinate this partnership. Launched as one of the programs affiliated with the Young Southeast Asia Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) by President Obama in Burma in November 2014, USAID COMET plans to help 100 universities and vocational centers increase the number of skilled workers in ASEAN-targeted fields.

Under USAID ACTI, this partnership will focus on providing information and skills development training to SMEs. Emphasis will be on greater economic inclusion of women and young entrepreneurs to advance regional economic growth in the Mekong sub-region

The ASEAN Economic Community promotes a strong mobile and vibrant work force to help businesses become innovative and grow across the region. This is particularly important for the Lower Mekong countries as there is a high demand for scientists and engineers in the food processing, automotive manufacturing, electronics, construction and even tourism industries. Empowering young women in the workforce is also essential in the Lower Mekong sub-region. Currently, over 40 percent of employers report that the sex of an applicant affects their hiring decisions for skilled labor positions. As a result across this region, women participate in the labor force at rates much lower than men, despite high rates of women working in assembly and low-skilled manufacturing plants.

About National Instruments

Since 1976, NI (www.ni.com) has made it possible for engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges with powerful platform-based systems that accelerate productivity and drive rapid innovation. Customers from a wide variety of industries — from healthcare to automotive and from consumer electronics to particle physics — use NI’s integrated hardware and software platform to improve the world we live in.

National Instruments, NI and ni.com are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

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May 12, 2015 at 12:57 pm

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Supermicro(R) Debuts New X10 3U MicroCloud with 8x Hot-Plug Server Nodes Supporting Intel(R) Xeon(R) E5-2600 v3 Processor Family

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— Compact, Modular Architecture Extends MicroCloud X10 Family Delivering Performance, Energy Efficiency and Ease of Maintenance for a Wide Range of Applications in Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud and HPC Environments
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI), a global leader in high-performance, high-efficiency server, storage technology and green computing debuts a new 3U 8-node MicroCloud solution (SYS-5038MR-H8TRF) supporting Intel® Xeon® E5-2600 v3 (up to 145W TDP) optimized for data intensive analytics applications in Oil and Gas exploration and HPC environments. Each node of this new solution features 2x 3.5″ hot-swap SATA3/SAS drive bays, 1x PCI-E 3.0 (x8) low-profile (LP) slot, up to 256GB LRDIMM, 128GB RDIMM, up to 2133MHz DDR4 ECC; 4x DIMMs, 2x GbE LAN ports, 1x dedicated LAN for IPMI Remote Management. It also incorporates Supermicro’s Green Computing architecture advantages with 4x 8cm heavy duty hot-swap fans featuring optimal cooling zone and 1620W Redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%) digital power supplies. The complete solution maximizes compute performance, density, and energy efficiency within a highly compact, modular easily serviceable form factor. The new performance based SYS-5038MR-H8TRF joins its latest Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 and Intel® Atom™ C2750 based 24/12/8-node systems targeting web host, collocation services, cache server, CDN, video streaming, social networking and mobile applications, extending the 3U MicroCloud family to cover the widest range of applications across Enterprise, Data Center, Cloud and HPC environments.

“Supermicro’s new X10 8-node MicroCloud supporting the Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processor family extends our solution coverage to the performance end of the spectrum, particularly for VDI, mobile applications, HPC and data analytics environments,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO of Supermicro. “Our MicroCloud product family now covers the widest range of applications from top end of performance to mid-range enterprise applications, and extreme low-power energy-efficient appliances in a compact, modular 3U foot print.”

3U MicroCloud Product Specifications

NEW 8-Node (SYS-5038MR-H8TRF) – 8x sleds, each supporting a single Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v3 (up to 145W TDP), 2x 3.5″ hot-swap SATA3/SAS drive bays; SAS requires RAID/HBA AOC, 1x PCI-E 3.0 x8 LP slot, up to 256GB LRDIMM/128GB RDIMM, up to 2133MHz DDR4 ECC; 4x DIMMs, 2x GbE LAN ports via Intel® i350, 1x dedicated LAN for IPMI Remote Management. Chassis supports 4x 8cm heavy duty fans with optimal cooling zone, 1620W Redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%) digital power supplies. H 5.21″ (132.5 mm) x W 17.26″ (438.4 mm) x D 23.2″ (589 mm)
24-Node (SYS-5038ML-H24TRF) – 12x sleds, 2x nodes per sled each supporting a single Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 v3 or Intel® 4th Gen Core™ family processor (up to 80W TDP), 2x 2.5″ SATA3 (6Gb/s) HDDs or 4x 2.5″ Slim SSD with optional kit, up to 32GB DDR3 VLP ECC UDIMM 1600MHz support in 4 sockets, 4x GbE LAN (Intel i350), 1x shared LAN for IPMI Remote Management, shared 1x VGA, 1x COM ports, 2x USB 2.0 (with KVM dongle), Chassis supports 4x 9cm heavy duty hot-swap fans with optimal cooling zone, 2000W redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%) digital power supplies. H 5.21″ (132.5 mm) x W 17.5″ (444.5 mm) x D 31.15″ (791.2 mm)
12-Node (SYS-5038ML-H12TRF) – 12x sleds, 1x nodes per sled each supporting a single Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3, 4th Gen Core™ i3, Pentium or Celeron processor; Socket H3 (LGA 1150), 2x 3.5 or 4x 2.5″ SATA3 HDDs with optional kit up to 32GB DDR3 VLP ECC UDIMM 1600/1333MHz support in 4 sockets, 2x GbE LAN (Intel i350), 1x dedicated LAN for IPMI Remote Management, 1x VGA, 1x COM ports, 2x USB 2.0 (with KVM dongle) Chassis supports 4x 9cm heavy duty hot-swap fans with optimal cooling zone, 1620W Redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%) digital power supplies. H 5.21″ (132.5 mm) x W 17.5″ (444.5 mm) x D 29.5″ (749.3 mm)
8-Node (SYS-5038ML-H8TRF) – 8x sleds, each supporting a single Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3, 4th Gen Core™ i3, Pentium or Celeron processors, 2x 3.5″ SAS/SATA HDDs, up to 32GB DDR3 ECC UDIMM 1600/1333MHz support in 4 sockets, 2x GbE LAN (Intel i350), 1x dedicated LAN for IPMI Remote Management, 1x PCI-E 3.0 x8 and 1x Micro-LP, 1x VGA, 1x COM ports, 2x USB 2.0 (with KVM dongle). Chassis supports 4x 8cm heavy duty fans with optimal cooling zone, 1620W Redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%) digital power supplies. H 5.21″ (132.5 mm) x W 17.26″ (438.4 mm) x D 23.2″ (589 mm)
24-Node (SYS-5038MA-H24TRF) – 12x sleds, 2x nodes per sled each supporting dual Intel® Atom processor C2750, SoC, FCBGA 1283, 20W 8-Core, 2x 2.5″ SATA3 (6Gb/s) HDDs per node, up to 64GB DDR3 VLP ECC UDIMM, 1600MHz support in 4 sockets, 2x GbE LAN (Intel i354), 1x shared LAN for IPMI Remote Management, shared 1x VGA, 1x COM ports, 2x USB 2.0 (with KVM dongle). Chassis supports 4x 9cm heavy duty, hot-swap fans with optimal cooling zone, 1600W Redundant Platinum Level high-efficiency (95%) digital power supplies. H 5.21″ (132.5 mm) x W 17.5″ (444.5 mm) x D 29.5″ (749.3 mm)
For more information on Supermicro’s complete line of compact, modular 3U MicroCloud solutions, visit http://www.supermicro.com/MicroCloud.

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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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May 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm

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Crowdynews’ New Article Engager Helps Online News And Publishing Sites Increase Reader Engagement And Article Longevity

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— Curated Content from 8 Social Media Sites and Added Sharing Functionality Gives News Content More Visibility and Longevity
NEW YORK, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Crowdynews, the social content curation platform for publishers, today announced the Article Engager, a new product that blends relevant social media conversations from popular social media sites with traditional news content. Article Engager helps publishers and news organizations increase reader engagement and content longevity by automatically finding and posting social conversations from sites such as YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and more, that are directly related to each article’s subject matter. The Article Engager is the only product on the market that automatically curates such a broad palate of social media content and is able to search and filter content in over 25 languages. Crowdynews will demonstrate the new Article Engager at the INMA World Congress in New York this week, booth # 11.

“Including more social media sites beyond Twitter in our Article Engager not only aligns with Crowdynews’ goal to give a broad social perspective, it was a direct request from our first customers,” said Jeroen Zanen, CEO of Crowdynews. “Making content easy to post and share on various social media sites increases the number of people who see published articles and content and gives new life to published stories. For publishers and news organizations site traffic is vital, and we’re helping them engage more readers in the social environments they prefer.”

Article Engager uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing technologies to find and filter relevant social media content and post it next to articles. Rather than just matching keywords from the RSS feed, Article Engager uses intelligent linguistic processing, which is available in over 25 languages, to match only pertinent and appropriate social media posts associated with specific news content.

The Article Engager also includes many customization capabilities that give editors full moderation control. While Crowdynews already offers sophisticated filtering technology, the new Article Engager lets editors manually edit social media feeds, if they prefer. Editors from each section of the site, be it sports or breaking news, can customize their social media feeds according to section’s content. Publishing organizations can also automatically match Article Engager’s language to the reader’s browser language, or they can choose the language to match the website.

Pricing and Availability
The Article Engager is available now to news and publishing organizations who want to combine relevant and compelling social media content with traditional news stories on their sites. Implementing Crowdynews is no cost upfront, and the publishing organization can earn extra revenue through Crowdynews’ shared ad revenue model, or can pay a fixed fee based on pageviews. For more information, visit http://www.crowdynews.com.

About Crowdynews
Founded in 2010, Crowdynews is a worldwide leader in social content curation and is headquartered in Groningen, The Netherlands. The company’s social content curation platform uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to blend the crowd perspective with traditional news stories. Customers include the Chicago Tribune, Washington Times, AccuWeather, NBA, Sport.es, The Malaysian Insider, Philippine Star, and hundreds of publishing outlets around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.crowdynews.com.

Source: Crowdynews

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May 12, 2015 at 11:49 am

First Programmatic Marketing Conference Held in Hong Kong

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HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — iClick Interactive Asia (“iClick”), a leading integrated advertising technology company based in Hong Kong, organised the first industry conference on programmatic marketing in the territory on 8 May, 2015. The conference examined and discussed industry best practices in programmatic marketing and digital advertising trends.

More than 500 publishers, advertisers, marketers and agency executives attended the event. Headline speakers at the conference included senior executives from major publishers like Baidu, Tencent and Google.

The conference also unveiled the findings of an independent research study commissioned by iClick. The survey, conducted by a third party research company, Ipsos, shows that advertisers in Hong Kong plan to spend 20% more on digital advertising than they did last year.  A cross-channel approach is becoming common in digital advertising and encouraging the growth of the spending. Across all types of digital media, social media and search engine are the two most preferred channels for marketing campaigns.

Despite the growing popularity of cross-channel digital advertising, only 23% of advertisers have used an integrated platform to manage their cross-channel campaigns. The survey also shows that almost 60% of advertisers have an unhappy experience in cross-channel management. Tracking campaign effectiveness and integrating campaigns on various channels are the top two challenges that advertisers are faced with.

Speaking at the conference, founder and CEO of iClick, Sammy Hsieh, remarked that “Digital channels have become the primary information source for advertisers’ target audience. It is notable that the trend of advertising is moving away from traditional forms and the effectiveness of reaching consumers through digital channels has been increasing.”

Sales promotion and branding are the key marketing objectives in the digital advertising campaigns being conducted according to the survey.

The survey also shows that 86% of advertisers desired to have a single platform to manage their cross-channel digital marketing campaigns and most of them expect to obtain better data analysis and effectiveness measurement.

“Programmatic marketing, which offers advertisers a single platform and integrated solution in cross-channel marketing, is undoubtedly an effective tool for marketers who need to manage various campaigns on multiple digital channels.” Hsieh added.

Other topics discussed at the conference included programmatic marketing in China, mobile advertising and publishers’ views on media landscape changes.

To obtain a summary of the conference, please visit http://www.i-click.com/pmhk/highlights/

ABOUT ICLICK INTERACTIVE ASIA

iClick Interactive Asia (“iClick”) is a leading integrated advertising technology company connecting worldwide advertisers with the audience in China. Its proprietary Programmatic Marketing Platform (“PMP”) is the first of its kind in China that truly integrates search, display, mobile and social media advertising. The core of iClick’s PMP is supported by tremendous data and advanced technology, which help both international and domestic advertisers reach their targeted customers in China through multi-channel marketing. Headquartered in Hong Kong, iClick was established in 2009 and now has seven offices in Asia with more than 400 employees.

Media contacts:

Helen Lam/ Tim Nicholls
Paradigm Consulting
Telephone: +852-2251-9082
Email: helen.lam@paradigmconsulting.com.hk
Email: tim.nicholls@paradigmconsulting.com.hk

Source: iClickh

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May 12, 2015 at 11:41 am

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EMA Releases Draft Opinion on Two Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures for Evaluating New Treatments for COPD

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BETHESDA, Maryland, May 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Evidera, a leading provider of evidence-based solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce the release of the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) draft qualification opinion on the EXACT (Exacerbations of Chronic Pulmonary Tool) and E-RS (EXACT-Respiratory Symptoms), two patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures for evaluating treatment outcomes in COPD trials. The daily symptom diary that forms the basis for these instruments was developed as part of the EXACT-PRO Initiative, a multi-year, multi-sponsor project initiated and led by Evidera.

The EMA’s opinion, posted for public comment 13 April 2015, states that the evidence supports the use of the EXACT and E-RS as exploratory endpoints in COPD drug development trials. Referencing the EXACT, the opinion states “the suggested attempt to characterise COPD exacerbation events in terms of severity, duration and frequency in a highly-standardised and more symptom-driven manner can be considered a valuable contribution to the search for suitable efficacy endpoints in COPD trials.” EMA is accepting comments until 25 May 2015.

In 2014, the FDA released their draft qualification document for the EXACT, a first for PRO measures in the U.S., describing the EXACT as a “well-defined and reliable measure of symptoms of ABECB-COPD for use in phase 2 studies.” The E-RS is under review by the FDA.

“The release of qualification statements from the EMA and FDA are important milestones in patient-centered outcomes research,” said Nancy Kline Leidy, Ph.D., Principal Investigator of the EXACT-PRO Initiative and Senior Vice President, Evidera. “PRO measures not only represent the patient’s voice, but are instrumental to scientific progress. The EXACT and E-RS are being used in clinical studies to further our understanding of COPD and the efficacy of interventions to alleviate exacerbations and provide symptomatic relief for people with this condition.”

The EXACT-PRO Initiative was the first consortium convened to develop a standardized PRO instrument for use in drug development trials. The diary has been translated into 55 languages and used in over 65 clinical studies, including 24 trials testing new treatments for COPD.

About Evidera

Evidera, a wholly owned subsidiary of Symphony Technology Group, provides health economic, outcomes research, market access, data analytic and epidemiology services to life sciences organizations worldwide. For more information, visit www.evidera.com.

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Susan Potter Couch, Director, Marketing & Communications
Susan.Couch@evidera.com
+1 301 664 7286

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May 12, 2015 at 11:40 am

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RS Components Appointed First Global Distributor for GripIt Fixings, Brings Revolutionary Plasterboard Fixing to Asia

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-Successful contestant of popular UK reality television show Dragons’ Den selects RS to take innovative high-strength plasterboard wall fixings to industrial and installer markets worldwide

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has become the first global distributor of GripIt Fixings for securing heavier loads on plasterboard walls, as seen on UK TV’s Dragons’ Den.  RS is also the first distributor to launch this the revolutionary product in Asia.

RS Components appointed first global distributor for GripIt Fixings, brings revolutionary plasterboard fixing to Asia
RS Components appointed first global distributor for GripIt Fixings, brings revolutionary plasterboard fixing to Asia

The GripIt Fixing is an advanced new-to-market product, which offers high loading capabilities, ease of installation and consistent reliability to rival the traditional plasterboard fixing.

Whereas traditional fixings have only limited ability to secure attachments such as cabinets or radiators to plasterboard walls without ripping out, GripIt Fixings provide a stronger anchor capable of handling loads of up to 180kg. This makes them ideal for use in a wide variety of industrial settings, as well as in offices, hotels, retail stores and around the home.

Appointing RS is the latest move by Jordan Daykin, entrepreneur and co-inventor of the GripIt Fixing. In August 2014 at the age of just 19, having already achieved national sales success with GripIt Fixings, Daykin appeared on Dragons’ Den and secured Deborah Meaden’s backing to develop Gripit Fixings into a global brand.

“GripIt Fixings solve a problem that’s encountered every day, all over the world, and we are particularly keen to bring our solution to the global market,” said Daykin. “RS Components has the global presence and large customer base of installers and engineers that we must reach to achieve our goals.”

“RS is an obvious choice to take GripIt to customers all over the world,” added Meaden. “As an RS customer myself back in the holiday industry my team relied on RS for their extensive product range and next day service.”

“RS is dedicated to providing product solutions for our customers that solve day-to-day challenges and make customers’ lives easier. GripIt Fixings are an innovative new approach to an age-old problem, which further enhance our ability to support engineering customers for all of their product needs from design to installation,” said Ben Lawton, Global Head of Tools and Consumables at RS Components. “Jordan is a passionate and committed entrepreneur, and we look forward to working with him and Deborah to completely change installers’ perceptions about plasterboard fixings.”

GripIt Fixings are easy to use, and comprise a circular plastic plug with a pair of metal locking wings. This is inserted in a hole of the same diameter drilled in the plasterboard, and tapped with a hammer to engage anti-rotation tabs. The locking wings are then turned using a screwdriver, and spread out behind the plasterboard, to keep the GripIt in place and provide high load-carrying capability. The fitting is then screwed into the GripIt. The fixings can be used on rendered or un-rendered cavity walls, double-thickness plasterboard, insulated plasterboard, or dot and dab walls.

RS is stocking the full range of GripIt Fixings, which are available in four sizes from 15mm diameter to 25mm. The fixings are colour coded according to diameter, and weight loading. The fixings auto adjust so are suitable for 9.5mm to 15mm thick plasterboard.

For further information and to place an order, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

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:

@RSElectronics; @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
www.designspark.com

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Source: RS Components Singapore

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May 12, 2015 at 11:22 am

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