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The Global Cleantech Summit 2015 Offers New Visions for Smart Solutions

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HELSINKI, Finland, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

Anil K. Gupta: “Global problems require Global Collaborative Solutions.”

The Global Cleantech Summit 2015 to be organized in Helsinki in September provides an international discussion and innovation forum for the global challenges of today: How to mitigate the impacts of climate change and the other pressing environmental concerns? How to succeed and take effective steps towards a better future with clean technologies?

The Global Cleantech Summit is a process and platform for corporate directors, political decision-makers, investors, researchers and all stakeholders to discuss the opportunities that cleantech solutions can provide. The Summit offers insights and business contacts to the solutions and success stories in the Nordics.

China and India have been and, at present, continue to be the world’s fastest growing large economies. However, from an environmental perspective, growth in both economies has been largely “dirty” growth causing abject environmental challenges. Many Finnish companies have turned these challenges into business opportunities. The success stories of tomorrow are created today, and perhaps they will be initiated in Helsinki, comments one of the keynote speakers at the Summit, Dr. Anil K Gupta.

Dr. Anil K. Gupta is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and globalization. Thinkers50 has named him as one of the world’s 50 most influential management thinkers. Professor Gupta will talk about economic growth in both China and India, the resulting environmental challenges and the opportunities they might represent for cleantech.

Global Cleantech Summit looks into future business opportunities

Global Cleantech Summit 2015 brings together the business potential of the future. There are countless of examples from all over the world of companies that have been able to provide concrete commercial solutions for the major environmental challenges of our times within their area of expertise. Finnish companies are well-known for their expansive array of clean technology, including: technology for renewable energy; new materials; energy-efficient solutions and services for industry, construction and ships; chemical solutions for water recycling; and weather stations. Recent innovations include: biofuel for transport; transforming waste into products and energy; waste-sorting robots; components and machinery for utilizing wind and solar energy and especially smart grids; indoor air cleaning; energy-efficient lighting; and new transport and delivery solutions.

Cleantech forms one of the fastest growing sectors in Finland, demonstrating that success is not dependent of a major domestic market. The cleantech sector employs approximately 50,000 people in Finland, and 40,000 jobs are expected in the field by 2020.

“This is a huge amount in a country with a population of just over 5 million. There are many concrete lessons to learn from Finnish smart solutions, whether in the field of transport, circular economy or agile smart grids,” says Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General, DG GROW, European Commission. Peltomäki is one of the Summit’s keynote speakers, who will be giving a talk on 9 September on revitalizing the European industry.

The Summit on 8 September will discuss global transformation, value chains and business co-operation. The Conference on 9 September will continue discussions in global industrial revolution and division of labour. The afternoon sessions will review the same from different angles like global value chains, key enabling technologies, future mobility and will also give insight to the cleantech success stories from around the globe. Challenges and opportunities in the minerals sector will be addressed on 10 September at the Cleantech Innovations in Minerals Production Conference. Issues relevant in the Arctic are given a special attention.

Various company visits will take place on 10 September, when conference guests have a chance to find out more about the way clean technology has been implemented. Guests can choose between visits in Helsinki for smart life and blue cleantech, a bit further away to see the end of waste and a visit close to the Russian border for advanced bio visit.

The Global Cleantech Summit 2015 takes place in Helsinki between 8-10 September. The Summit aims to catalyse linkages between all interest groups to form international roadmaps and potential business partnerships. This three-day event is coordinated by The Finnish Ministry of Employment and Economy, and executed with multiple partners representing the forefront of clean technologies in Finland.

The Global Cleantech Summit 2015 takes place in Helsinki between 8-10 September. The Summit is a process and platform for corporate directors, political decision-makers, researchers, investors and all stakeholders to discuss the opportunities cleantech solutions can provide. It aims to catalyse linkages between all interest groups to form international roadmaps and potential business partnerships. The Summit is coordinated by The Finnish Ministry of Employment and Economy, and executed with multiple partners representing the forefront of clean technologies in Finland.

http://www.globalcleantechsummit.fi

Participate in brainstorming: http://www.fountainpark.fi/globalcleantech

Further information:
Kaisu Annala, Strategic Director, Cleantech, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, tel. +358-50-383-6109, kaisu.annala@tem.fi

Media Inquiries
Mikko Myller, Information Officer, Ministry of Employment and the Economy, tel. +358-29-504-8054 mikko.myller@tem.fi
Source: Ministry of Employment and the Economy

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June 2, 2015 at 11:29 pm

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DDW Presentation Examines Stretta As A Versatile And Effective GERD Treatment For Multiple Patient Populations

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WASHINGTON, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A special presentation at Digestive Disease Week 2015 featured GERD experts weighing in on their successful experience using Stretta Therapy to treat challenging patient populations suffering from GERD.

Infographic – http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150527/218687-INFO

Ronnie Fass, MD, of Case Western Reserve University moderated the discussion, and reviewed clinical data on Stretta. Expert panelists then addressed specific types of chronic GERD patients that Stretta has helped them treat.

Dana Portenier, MD, Duke University School of Medicine
Stretta in GERD After Bariatric Surgery

Hiroshi Mashimo, MD, PhD, VA Boston Healthcare/Harvard Medical School
Stretta in LPR Patients

George Triadafilopoulos, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
Stretta in Refractory GERD

Mark Noar, MD, Heartburn and Reflux Study Center
Stretta in GERD After Anti-Reflux Surgery

Dr. Portenier highlighted the challenge of treating bariatric patients with GERD, noting that Duke has introduced Stretta to treat obese patients with chronic GERD, especially those after Sleeve Gastrectomy. “This is an area where Stretta makes a lot of sense. These patients are generally unwilling to have their sleeve converted to a Gastric Bypass just to fix their GERD,” Portenier said. “With Stretta they avoid additional surgery. In the outstanding results we are seeing at Duke, most Stretta patients see complete or partial resolution of symptoms and are able to get off PPIs.” “Stretta is a very low risk endoscopic procedure for these patients,” he added.

Discussing refractory GERD sufferers, Dr. Triadafilopoulos explained that these patients experience reflux despite PPI therapy. According to Dr. Triadafilopoulos, there is a large gap between those who don’t adequately respond to PPIs and those who choose anti-reflux surgery. “Stretta spans this gap with an outpatient, endoscopic option that has been proven effective and safe for up to 10 years.” He presented the case of a refractory GERD patient who underwent Stretta. “The patient experienced heartburn, chest pain and regurgitation despite diet changes and PPI therapy. Testing showed abnormal esophageal acid exposure despite twice daily PPI. Six-months after Stretta, the patient is asymptomatic except for occasional gastric discomfort after meals, is off PPIs, uses occasional antacids, and has a normal pH study.”

Dr. Mashimo reviewed his experience with Stretta in laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR), a condition with symptoms such as chronic cough, hoarseness, asthma and chest pain, often presenting without heartburn. Also called atypical or silent reflux, LPR is caused by a backflow of gastric contents into the pharynx. “Often, LPR patients don’t respond well to PPIs and only about half improve after anti-reflux surgery.” Mashimo elaborated with a patient example. “The patient had globus sensation and chronic cough, with non-seasonal asthma not responsive to medications. One month after Stretta, she experienced a marked improvement, and one year later the grateful patient had nearly complete resolution of symptoms, and was off PPIs.”

Dr. Noar discussed the Stretta option for GERD after anti-reflux surgery (Nissen fundoplication), explaining that 10 years after a Nissen, studies show recurring GERD in up to 42 percent of patients. Reviewing failed Nissen patients from the Stretta 10-year study he noted, “A decade later, 64 percent of these patients were still off daily PPIs.” He added, “Stretta treats the internal lower esophageal sphincter without altering the anatomy, important for those with prior surgery, and the only non-surgical option for this type of patient.”

“These topics represent unmet needs in GERD treatment where Stretta may be an option to effectively treat chronic sufferers,” Dr. Fass added.

For more information, go to http://www.stretta-therapy.com.

ABOUT MEDERI® –
Mederi manufactures Stretta and Secca — innovative medical devices that deliver non-ablative RF energy for safe and effective treatment of digestive diseases.

Contact: Julia Brannan
julia@pascalecommunications.com
+1-908-464-2470
Source: Mederi Therapeutics Inc.

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June 2, 2015 at 9:11 pm

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Enterprise Holdings Partners with Al Jomaih Group to Drive Car Hire Growth in the Gulf

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LONDON, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Holdings today announced its expansion into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the wider Arabian Peninsula through a partnership with the Al Jomaih Group, one of country’s largest industrial and consumer businesses.

The newly created vehicle rental business, Al Jomaih Auto Rental (Ajar), will open a network of branches at major airport, city and community locations in Saudi Arabia throughout 2015. The company, which will operate the Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, Alamo Rent A Car and Ajar brands, also intends to sub franchise across the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar) and the Levant region (Jordan and Lebanon). The investment will create new employment opportunities throughout the region.

The Al Jomaih Group, which was founded in 1936 and has more than 7,000 employees, is a highly diversified business that is recognised as a leader in many consumer, commercial and industrial sectors in Saudi Arabia. Through carefully selected partnerships with world renowned brands, such as General Motors, Shell, Pepsi, and Yokohama, the Al Jomaih Group has developed significant interests in a number of business sectors including automotive, beverages, lubricants, heavy equipment, real estate, power generation, communications, oil & gas, and investment. Its subsidiary, Al Jomaih Automotive, is the largest General Motors dealer in the Middle East.

Ibrahim M. Abdulaziz Al Jomaih, CEO of the Al Jomaih Group, said: “There is tremendous potential in bringing together the strengths and commitment of the world’s largest car hire company, Enterprise, with one of the largest and most successful businesses in Saudi Arabia.”

“The Al Jomaih Group has grown through partnership with global brands that are renowned for innovation, quality and customer care. Our vision is to create an outstanding car hire business in Saudi Arabia, the wider Gulf and Levant by applying the same commitment to service and detailed knowledge of our local market that has enabled us to flourish in other areas.”

“As in other parts of the world, demand for flexible car hire is growing quickly in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and Levant. Working with Enterprise, we aim to become the best provider in our region for customer satisfaction and performance.”

Peter A. Smith, vice president of global franchising at Enterprise Holdings, said: “The Al Jomaih Group is one of our largest and most diversified franchise partners, with an unparalleled breadth and depth of experience in Saudi Arabia and across the Arabian Peninsula. Like Enterprise, it is a family-owned business with a passion for service and quality and we are very pleased to welcome them as a partner to our global business.”

“This is a very significant agreement for Enterprise Holdings. From a strategic perspective, it’s an important region that will form a key part of our global network. Therefore, it was critical that we found the right company to partner with. This is especially critical in a fast-growing market such as Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and Levant, where it was vital that we found a partner that had a proven track record for outstanding customer care, as well as an appetite for growth.”

Enterprise Holdings currently operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands throughout Europe and the Middle East. These include Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK. The company will become operational in additional countries throughout Europe and the Middle East in the coming months.

Globally, Enterprise Holdings is operational in more than 70 countries and territories.

About Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings – the largest car rental company in the world as measured by revenue, fleet and employees – operates a global network of more than 8,600 neighborhood and airport locations under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands. In addition, Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management together offer a total transportation solution, including extensive car rental and car-sharing services, commercial truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales. Combined, these businesses accounted for $17.8 billion in revenue, employed 83,000 and operated 1.5 million vehicles throughout the world in fiscal year 2014.

Enterprise Holdings currently is ranked as one of America’s Largest Private Companies. Furthermore, if it were publicly traded, Enterprise Holdings would rank on Fortune’s list of the 500 largest American public companies. Enterprise Holdings, through its regional subsidiaries, operates more than 6,000 fully staffed offices in the U.S. – almost 70 percent more than its nearest competitor – and all located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population. In addition, Enterprise Holdings not only accounts for the largest airport market share in the U.S., but its domestic rental fleet also is one of the newest in the industry. The company’s affiliate, Enterprise Fleet Management, provides full-service fleet management to companies and organizations with medium-sized fleets. Other transportation services marketed under the Enterprise brand name include Enterprise CarShare, Enterprise Rideshare, Enterprise Car Sales, Enterprise Truck Rental and Zimride by Enterprise.

For more information about Enterprise Holdings, visit http://www.enterpriseholdings.com.
Source: Enterprise Holdings

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June 2, 2015 at 8:23 pm

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MediaTek Addresses IoT Developers’ Power Efficiency and Security Demands with Highly Integrated WiFi SoC

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-The MT7687 combines low power consumption with high performance and security for Smart Home Appliances and other IoT applications

HSINCHU /PRNewswire/ — MediaTek, a leader in power-efficient, highly-integrated IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, today announces the launch of the industry-leading MT7687 – a low-power, WiFi System-on-Chip (SoC) that allows home appliances and smart devices to connect to and be controlled through a home network. Enabling a diverse range of IoT applications, the MT7687 provides advanced security, integrated memory, and an enhanced user programmable microcontroller. The MT7687 will be available to customers and developers in Q3 2015.

“With this latest SoC, we focused our energy on the main concerns of the IoT developers – decreasing power consumption, increasing security, and expanding programmability,” said SR Tsai, General Manager of Connectivity Business Unit at MediaTek. “Our WiFi performance and power consumption benchmarks show that this chip will give developers greater design flexibility than anything currently on the market.”

The MT7687 provides lower power consumption to ensure maximum performance with a minimal impact on device power. The MT7687 has the ability to transmit at a maximum power output of 21dBm, a level that exceeds comparable SoCs in the market for enhanced WiFi coverage for smart homes. In addition, security is achieved through AES and 3DES/SHA2 protocols as security engines. Additional MT7687 advantages include:

  • An ARM Cortex-M4F MCU.
  • 1×1 802.11b/g/n WiFi subsystem designed for power efficiency and robust connectivity.
  • 192Mhz/200Mhz for Cortex M4.
  • Versatile peripherals, including UART, I2C, SPI, I2S, PWM, IrDA, and auxiliary ADC support diverse applications.
  • An embedded SRAM/ROM and a serial flash in package.
  • A compact module for Smart Home appliances/devices.
  • An integrated security engine that makes the appliances/devices more secure.
  • A developer-friendly platform with Open SDK.

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market leader in cutting-edge Systems on Chip for wireless communications and connectivity, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. MediaTek created the world’s first True 8core™ smartphone platform with LTE and our CorePilot® technology releasing the full power of multi-core mobile processors. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is creating a worldwide ecosystem in support of device creation, application development and services based around MediaTek offerings. With an emphasis on enabling technology for the masses and not the chosen, everyone can be an Everyday Genius®. MediaTek [TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide. Please visit www.mediatek.com for more information.

MediaTek Press Office:

PR@mediatek.com

Kristin Taylor, MediaTek
+1 408-768-2941
2860 Junction Ave, San Jose, CA 95134, USA

Joey Lee, MediaTek
+886 3-567-0766 # 31602
No. 1, Dusing 1st Rd., Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu City 30078, Taiwan

Source: MediaTek Inc.

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June 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm

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MediaTek Expands its Flagship MediaTek Helio(TM) Processor Family with the P Series, Offering Premium Performance for Super Slim Designs

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-P series the first to use TSMC’s 28nm HPC+ process, which reduces processor power consumption

HSINCHU /PRNewswire/ — MediaTek, a leader in power-efficient, System-on-Chip (SoC) mobile device technology solutions, today announces the launch of the MediaTek Helio™ P10, a high-performance, high-value SoC focused on the growing demand for slim form-factor smart phones that provide premium, flagship features. The Helio P10 showcases a 2 GHz, True Octa-core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU and a 700MHz, Dual-core 64-bit Mali-T860 GPU. The Helio P10 will be available Q3 2015 and is expected to be in consumer products in late 2015.

The P10 is the first chip in the new Helio P family, a series which aims to integrate into a high-value chipset, premium features such as high-performance modem technology; the world’s first TrueBright ISP engine for ultra-sensitive RWWB; and, MiraVision™ 2.0, for top-tier display experiences. The features available in the P series include several of MediaTek’s premier technologies, such as WorldMode LTE Cat-6, supporting 2×20 carrier aggregation with 300/50Mbps data speed; MediaTek’s advanced task scheduling algorithm, CorePilot®, which optimizes the P10’s heterogeneous computing architecture by sending workloads to the most suitable computing device — CPU, GPU, or both; and, MediaTek’s Visual Processing Application — Non-contact Heart Rate Monitoring, which uses only a smartphone’s video camera to take a heart rate reading and is as accurate as pulse oximeters/portable ECG monitoring devices.

“The P series will provide OEM smartphone makers with greater design flexibility to meet consumer demands for slim form-factors, which provide dynamic multimedia experiences,” said Jeffrey Ju, Senior Vice President of MediaTek. “The P10 enables state-of-the-art mobile computing and multimedia features all while balancing performance and battery life.”

The Helio P10 is the first product to use TSMC’s 28nm HPC+ process, which allows for reduced processor power consumption. With the help of the latest 28HPC+ process and numerous architecture and circuit design optimizations, the Helio P10 can save up to 30% more power (depending of usage scenarios), compared to existing smartphone SoCs manufactured using the 28 HPC process.

“We are pleased to see MediaTek’s achievement in producing the world’s leading 28HPC+ smartphone chip,” said Dr. BJ Woo, Vice President, Business Development, TSMC. “As an enhanced version of TSMC’s 28HPC process, 28HPC+ promises 15% better speed at fixed power or 50% leakage reduction at the same speed over 28HPC. Through our competitive 28HPC+ technology and process-design collaboration with MediaTek, we believe MediaTek will deliver a series of products which benefit smartphone users across the world.”

As with the entire line of Helio SoCs, the P10 is packed with premium multimedia features. With a concentration on advanced display technologies, premium camera features, and HiFi audio, the P10 delivers leading functionality around the features most used on today’s mobile phones:

  • 21MP premium camera with the world’s first TrueBright ISP engine:
    • Enables ultra-sensitive RWWB sensor to capture twice as much light as traditional RGB sensors in order to retain true color and detail, even in low light. The RWWB sensor also enhances the color resolution, even when compared with RGBW sensors.
    • Other features include a new de-noise/de-mosaic HW, PDAF, video iHDR, dual main camera, less than 200ms shot-to shot delay, and video face beautify.
  • Hi-fidelity, hi-clarity audio achieves 110dB SNR & -95dB THD
  • Full HD display at 60FPS with MediaTek’s suite of MiraVision 2.0 display technologies:
    • UltraDimming — Dimmer background lighting for more comfortable reading, even in low-light situations.
    • BluLight Defender — A built-in blue light filter that saves more power than conventional software applications.
    • Adaptive Picture Quality — Ensures the best picture quality when using different applications. True-to-life colors when in camera preview; vibrant colors when watching videos.                               

The MediaTek Helio P10 will be released in Q3 2015 and is expected to be available in consumer products in late 2015.

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market leader in cutting-edge Systems on Chip for wireless communications and connectivity, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. MediaTek created the world’s first True 8core™ smartphone platform with LTE and our CorePilot® technology releasing the full power of multi-core mobile processors. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is creating a worldwide ecosystem in support of device creation, application development and services based around MediaTek offerings. With an emphasis on enabling technology for the masses and not the chosen, everyone can be an Everyday Genius®. MediaTek [TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide. Please visit www.mediatek.com for more information.

MediaTek Press Office:
PR@mediatek.com

Kristin Taylor, MediaTek
+1 408-768-2941
2860 Junction Ave, San Jose, CA 95134, USA

Joey Lee, MediaTek
+886 3-567-0766 # 31602
No. 1, Dusing 1st Rd., Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu City 30078, Taiwan

Source: MediaTek Inc.

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June 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm

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MediaTek Launches the MT7623 and MT7683 – Multi-Standard IoT Gateways with High Speed WLAN to LAN to Drive the Secure Smart Home

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-MT7623 and MT7683 feature innovative TRGMII (“Turbo” ethernet interface) to allow bi-directional traffic between WLAN and LAN for a faster connected experience

HSINCHU/PRNewswire/ — MediaTek, a leader in power-efficient, highly-integrated IoT (Internet of Things) technologies, today announces the launch of the MT7623 and MT7683, premium Quad-core CA7 platforms that can support 4×4 11ac retail and broadband routers, IoT gateway, WiFi hotspots, and media routers using Linux, OpenWrt to ensure seamless connection and enhanced user experience across multiple platforms. The MT7623 and MT7683 also support the latest in security features for a fast, secure wireless experience. They will be available in Q3, 2015 and expected in home control solutions by late 2015.

The MT7623 and MT7683 support many major IoT standards and are the world’s first gateways to allow IoT devices with different standards to work together within smart homes. The enabled smart-home gateways allow for the interworking of OIC and ARM mBed devices via pre-Thread to enable the interoperability among different IoT standards, facilitating easy communication of all IoT devices. The MT7623 and MT7683 will work seamlessly with the MT7687, which is MediaTek’s first ARM Cortex M4 IoT WiFi SoC with an enhanced security engine. MediaTek is working with leading security software companies, such as TrendMicro, to offer comprehensive security management for all IoT devices, from gateways to peripheral devices. This comprehensive security approach can mitigate security threats and privacy attacks that have become a significant concern with the increasing number of connected IoT devices.

“Trend Micro is committed to protecting users from cyber threats by providing comprehensive security on all IoT devices,” said Terence Liu, Vice President, Network Threat Defense Technology Group, Trend Micro. “We look forward to working with MediaTek as they build their leadership in the IoT ecosystem, particularly around secure user experiences.”

The MT7623 and MT7683 support content in numerous ways and from various sources: audio and visual content via cable or Bluetooth; content from wearable devices via BLE; content from guest mobile devices via WiFi; plus, WiFi and Bluetooth connections through tap-and-connect via NFC. They can also serve as a central hub for home appliances to ensure a complete solution for the connected home. A supported device can help to control everything from home security to lighting to temperature controls. Whether for commercial or home support, the MT7623 can deliver up to 2Gbps broadband service as well as the high throughput that is required by smart phones at home. The MT7683 features a world’s-first AP router with a Mali 450 GPU and HDMI/MIPI for displaying the status of connected IoT devices via a TV or panel.

The new MediaTek gateway comes in two configurations, the MT7623 and the MT7683, both with rich interface extensions. The MT7623, together with the MT7615 (the MT7615 is a 4×4 11ac chip that supports MU-MIMO, BW160, and internal FEM), is designed for premium 4×4 11ac home and business routers; and, the MT7683 is designed for IoT gateways and media routers.

MT7623

  • The low power consumption 4×4 AP with DVFS enabled powerful Quad 1.3GHz CA7
  • Rich I/O sets: 5port GbE switch with 5UTP, PCIe, USB3, USB2, SDIO, SPI, PWM, etc.
  • Built-in WiFi sniffer and background scan function to boost MT7615 4×4 11ac at the highest T-PUT  Built-in BT 4.1/BLE to connect BT speaker and wearable devices
  • Seamless hardware engines at 2.5Gbps: NAT + QoS + SFQ
  • 1Gbps VPN crypto engine

MT7683

  • The low power consumption IoT gateway with DVFS enabled powerful Quad 1.3GHz CA7
  • Rich I/O sets: HDMI, MIPI, PCIe, USB3, USB2, SDIO, SPI, PWM, ADC, DAC, IR Rx, PCM and RGMII + TRGMII
  • WW 1st AP router with HDMI/MIPI support 1080P/60FP output and 720P touch panel
  • Built-in BT 4.1/BLE to connect BT speaker and wearable device
  • Seamless hardware engines at 2Gbps: NAT + QoS + SFQ
  • 1Gbps VPN crypto engine

The MT7623 and MT7683 will be available in Q3, 2015 and are expected in home connection solutions in late 2015.

About MediaTek Inc.

MediaTek is a pioneering fabless semiconductor company, and a market leader in cutting-edge Systems on Chip for wireless communications and connectivity, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. MediaTek created the world’s first True Octa-core™ smartphone platform with LTE and our CorePilot® technology releasing the full power of multi-core mobile processors. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is creating a worldwide ecosystem in support of device creation, application development and services based around MediaTek offerings. With an emphasis on enabling technology for the masses and not the chosen, everyone can be an Everyday Genius®. MediaTek [TSE:2454] is headquartered in Taiwan and has offices worldwide. Please visit www.mediatek.com for more information.

MediaTek Press Office:
PR@mediatek.com

Kristin Taylor, MediaTek
+1 408-768-2941
2860 Junction Ave, San Jose, CA 95134, USA

Joey Lee, MediaTek
+886 3-567-0766 # 31602
No. 1, Dusing 1st Rd., Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu City 30078, Taiwan

Source: MediaTek Inc.

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June 2, 2015 at 4:27 pm

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Largest Nano-Technology Exhibition in Korea, ‘NANO KOREA 2015’

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— To be held at COEX starting July 1st with 350 companies attending
— Six exhibitions for nano, micro/MEMS, laser, advanced ceramics, 3D printing and bionics technologies

SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — NANO KOREA 2015, the 13th International Nanotech Symposium & Nano-Convergence Expo in Korea, will be held from Wednesday July 1 to Friday July 3 at COEX inSeoul, with around 350 companies from 18 countries and regions and government organizations attending. Under the auspices of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning, and managed by the NANO KOREA Organization Committee, ‘NANO KOREA’ is Korea’s leading nano technology event that has been held annually since 2003.

NANO KOREA offers a perfect venue for business opportunities, where participants can exchange and cooperate to upgrade products and processes and develop new markets through convergence between nano and other advanced technologies.

At the exhibition, nano materials, elements and systems developed with CNT and graphene will be on full display. Nano analysis techniques, processing and manufacturing equipment as well as semiconductor process equipment will also be exhibited.

Exhibitions for five of the latest technologies will also be concurrently held. The technologies are micro/MEMS for compact and intelligent systems, laser technologies for value-added product development, advanced ceramics, advanced 3D printing and medical engineering.

This year, participants from 18 countries and regions including Japan, mainland China, Germany, Taiwan and the U.K. will attend. From Korea, large enterprises like Samsung and LG and research labs including KIST and KIMM will exhibit their latest research outcomes together with technologies and applied products.

A symposium will be held to discuss the latest technological trends and research outcomes. President Moon-sik Kwon of Hyundai Motor Company and President Chunli Bai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences will give keynote speeches and around 1,000 research outcomes will be introduced.

“NANO KOREA offers business opportunities by spreading nano technology research outcomes and promoting information exchange,” said a member of the NANO KOREA Organization Committee. “Institutes and companies from leading countries, such as Japan, China and the U.K., will attend this event. We will work our hardest to organize this event as a global-standard exhibition so as to activate technological and product exchange in Korea and across the world.”

More information about ‘NANO KOREA 2015’ is available at www.nanokorea.or.kr

Source: NANO KOREA Secretariat

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June 2, 2015 at 2:29 pm

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Zomato Ushers in a Brave New World of User-Generated Restaurant Reviews and Curated Content in Australia

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-Restaurant search and discovery app set to revolutionise the online experience for Australians foodies and restaurateurs alike

MELBOURNE, Australia /PRNewswire/ — Zomato, the global restaurant search and discovery app that provides in-depth information for over 1.4 million restaurants globally, will today complete the transition of Australian users following itsUSD 52 million acquisition of Urbanspoon at the beginning of the year.

Global restaurant search and discovery app, Zomato is revolutionising the online experience for Australians foodies and restaurateurs alike
Global restaurant search and discovery app, Zomato is revolutionising the online experience for Australians foodies and restaurateurs alike

In an age of ever-increasing connectivity, where consumers expect access to information, peer engagement and services all at the touch of a button, Zomato brings Australia’s restaurant industry to the forefront of this revolution. Elevating the restaurant review website into an integrated platform, Zomato combines expert, consumer, restaurant and social content in the palm of the diner’s hand.

As of Wednesday 3 June, Urbanspoon’s users will be completely migrated over to the Zomato platform, which keeps the best of Urbanspoon’s content whilst enhancing it with a host of new features that will shake up the way Australians dine, and deliver a host of new opportunities to restaurant owners.

The new website and app blends the best of the old and the new by bringing in best practice for user-generated content and supplementing this with curated collections from Zomato’s own ‘feet on the street’ experts.

Zomato’s new core content features for users include:

  • Scanned menus, photos, and geocoded coordinates for restaurants, sourced by Zomato’s massive street team
  • Curated collections for each city, including ‘Trending this Week’, ‘Artisan Bakeries’, ‘Paleo Friendly’, ‘Kickass Burgers’, and lots more
  • A 5-point rating scale, which replaces Likes and Dislikes used on Urbanspoon
  • Leaderboards and Foodie Rankings that help recognise the most prolific contributors in a city
  • ‘Spoonbacks’, which enable Bloggers to easily publish their reviews on their blog and Zomato
  • Inspiration from fellow foodies in the form of a feed which shows you where your friends and people you follow are eating
  • A personalised Food Journey in the form of a timeline, which helps you keep track of all the places you eat, with chronologically sorted reviews, photos and check-ins

For restaurant owners, Zomato has expanded beyond a search and discovery portal to offer technology that helps merchants more effectively connect with customers — and potential customers — creating a host of commercial opportunities. Restaurants can now access a range of free and paid services that include analytics on how they are performing compared to other restaurants in the area, sharing events, daily deals and special menus, as well as hyperlocal advertising. This is just the tip of the iceberg; over the next couple of months, Zomato will begin rapidly rolling out online ordering, followed by table reservations, cashless payment facilities and a point of sale system for restaurants.

Kate Parker, Country Manager — Zomato Australia comments: “We’re excited to announce the launch of Zomato in Australia today, which will truly change the way Australians dine.

“At the heart of the new website and app is our commitment to building local relationships with restaurants and bloggers and working together to grow Australia’s vibrant foodie community. That is why Zomato combines the best of Urbanspoon with a wealth of new features, meaning Australia’s foodies are better informed, more socially connected and engaged with the experience of dining out than ever before.”

Melbourne will become the hub for Zomato’s Asia Pacific operations, supporting Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Indonesia and other countries in the APAC region where Zomato is scheduled to launch its services. The move will create 200 jobs in the city, and up to 400 jobs in Australia, over the next eight months.

Founder & CEO of Zomato, Deepinder Goyal adds: “Bringing Zomato to Australia is an exciting and important step for our young company. Not only does Australia play host to some of the best restaurants in the world, but it is also home to a nation of adventurous, discerning and engaged diners, making it a global trendsetter when it comes to dining out. This is why we feel confident that the popularity Zomato has already seen in other countries will be emulated here in Australia, making Zomato the country’s go-to restaurant service for both restaurateurs and diners.”

For more information or to arrange an interview with Country Manager — Zomato Australia, Kate Parker, please contact:

Corinna Fawls
Hausmann Communications
02 83535 5792 / 0197 400132
Corinna.Fawls@hausmann.com

About Zomato
Zomato is a restaurant search app, providing in-depth information for over a million restaurants across 22 countries, helping over 85 million visitors every month discover great places to eat around them. Zomato’s core content features include scanned menus, photos which are sourced by its massive feet-on-street team across its various cities of presence; users can rate and review restaurants, as well as create their own network of foodies for personalised recommendations. For more information, please visit www.zomato.com.

About Urbanspoon
Urbanspoon was acquired by Zomato in January 2015, and is a leading restaurant discovery app that aggregates reviews from professional food critics, bloggers, and local diners to help people everywhere decide where and what to eat. Available on the web and through its popular iPhone, Android, and Windows applications, Urbanspoon provides reviews for restaurants throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom,Australia, and New Zealand.

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