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NI Helps Engineers Solve Big Data Challenges With New CompactDAQ Hardware and DIAdem 2015 Software

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-New CompactDAQ measurement systems with Intel Atom quad-core and USB 3.0 technology, DIAdem 2015 and DataFinder Server Edition 2015 create smarter measurement and data management solutions

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — NI (Nasdaq: NATI), the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, announced new hardware and software additions to help engineers create smarter measurement and data management solutions: new 4- and 8-slot CompactDAQ controllers featuring quad-core processing, a new 14-slot USB 3.0 CompactDAQ Chassis, DIAdem 2015 and DataFinder Server Edition 2015.

With the exponential growth of engineering data, smarter, software-based measurement systems help users embed intelligence and processing at the point of acquisition, capturing only the most necessary data. The new 4- and 8-slot CompactDAQ controllers feature Intel Atom quad-core 1.91 GHz E3845 processors, programmable with new LabVIEW 2015 system design software, so engineers and scientists can customize their data acquisition systems to add functionality like processing, intelligence and control. The new controllers can run either Windows Embedded 7 or NI Linux Real-Time, and include 32 GB of nonvolatile storage and removable SD storage to create smarter data logging and embedded monitoring applications.

The new USB 3.0 CompactDAQ Chassis helps users scale their measurement systems to higher-channel-count applications without reducing transfer speed. With a 14-slot expansion capacity and USB 3.0 streaming capabilities, the new CompactDAQ Chassis and LabVIEW software can handle current data acquisition needs and easily adapt to meet future needs in a single system.

To make critical data-driven decisions, an enterprise data management solution is paramount to managing, analyzing and visualizing big data. NI is releasing DIAdem 2015 as 64-bit software, so users can load and analyze more data than before. DataFinder Server Edition 2015 delivers multistep querying that can be sent out to a global federation of servers to find the data users need to analyze in seconds.

Key features of new high-performance CompactDAQ controllers:

  • Integrated Intel Atom quad-core 1.91 GHz processor
  • More than 60 sensor-specific I/O modules with integrated signal conditioning
  • Two integrated USB and Gigabit Ethernet ports, RS232 serial, trigger input and user button
  • Removable SD storage to easily access data

Key features of the new higher-channel-count CompactDAQ Chassis:

  • 14 slots to integrate more C Series I/O modules into a single system
  • Data transfer rates of more than 250 MB/s with USB 3.0
  • Easily scale existing NI-DAQmx code with the same software user experience as current CompactDAQ USB chassis

Key features of DIAdem 2015:

  • 64-bit release to load and analyze more data within the DIAdem environment
  • Improved search capabilities to globally find specific data sets for analysis
  • New data visualizations and analysis functions

To learn more about the CompactDAQ hardware platform, visit

To learn more about DIAdem 2015 and DataFinder Server Edition 2015, visit and

About National Instruments

Since 1976, NI ( 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.

DIAdem, LabVIEW, National Instruments, NI,, NI CompactDAQ and NIWeek are trademarks of National Instruments. Other product and company names listed are trademarks or trade names of their respective companies.

The registered trademark Linux® is used pursuant to a sublicense from LMI, the exclusive licensee of Linus Torvalds, owner of the mark on a worldwide basis.

Contact Person: Hoi Kwan Miu
Rice Communications for National Instruments
Phone Number: +65 3157 5686

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August 14, 2015 at 6:41 pm

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Viettel Strengthens Focus on Youth Education with Milestone Sponsorship in the United States

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— Reflecting a global focus towards education and skills development, Viettel is the first-ever Vietnamese company to be named the exclusive premier sponsor of the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2015
— The company is furthering its global focus on education through active initiatives in 10 countries worldwide

HANOI, Vietnam /PRNewswire/ — Viettel, one of the world’s fastest growing telecom operators, today announced that it will consolidate its commitment on fostering education globally as part of its business strategy for sustainable development. To further its global focus on education, Viettel has exclusively sponsored the Microsoft Office Specialist World Championship 2015 (MOSWC), supporting young talents across the world with gaining experience and certification in technology skills. The competition was held between 9 and 12 August 2015 in Texas, USA, and it reflects the Viettel group’s core business strategy for sustainable development as it expands its global footprint.

“At Viettel, we are committed to supporting education and enhancing opportunities for youth to help them connect to the world for a brighter future. We are proud to be a partner at MOSWC 2015, as this helps us make a difference to youth globally, reduce the skills gap, and promote equal educational opportunities for all, which is a strong priority for us,” said Tong Viet Trung, deputy general director of Viettel, who recently expressed a vision for Viettel to become one of the top 10 largest telecommunications companies in the world by 2020.

“Viettel’s support for this year’s competition demonstrates their dedication to fostering educational excellence and helping overcome the opportunity gap that many students face today. We are proud to have them as the premier sponsor for MOSWC 2015 and are looking forward to more opportunities and meaningful partnerships with them towards furthering education and skills for youth in the future,” said Aaron Osmond, vice president of the Global Certiport.

Beyond the sponsorship of MOSWC 2015, Viettel has been an active contributor to communities in which they operate in with education initiatives including:

  • Internet infrastructure to over 1,300 schools in Haiti
  • Broadband Internet connectivity in all educational institutions in Vietnam, as well as in-house internet programs. Vietnam now has one of the highest rates of internet connectivity in education institutions in ASEAN

“We are working in a dedicated manner on increasing access to education among youth, and towards innovating solutions that will apply to everyone in markets we operate in. Our commitment to empowering communities and enabling socio-economic development is in line with our core business strategy. We strongly believe that this approach as an integrated part of our long-term business growth will drive mutual benefits and deliver positive impact,” added Trung.

To date, Viettel has been operating in nine markets across Asia, Africa and the Americas, where it has helped build infrastructure and provided telecommunications services to a total customer reach of over 175 million, of which 13 million are existing customers. In some of the markets like Cambodia (through Metfone) andMozambique (through Movitel), the company is a market leader in terms of subscribers, revenue and infrastructure.

About Certiport

Certiport, a Pearson VUE business, is the leading provider of certification exam development, delivery and program management services delivered through an expansive network of over 13,000 Certiport Authorized Testing Centers worldwide. Certiport manages a sophisticated portfolio of leading certification programs including: the official Microsoft Office Specialist certification program, the Microsoft Technology Associate certification program, the Microsoft Certified Educator program, the Adobe® Certified Associate certification program, the Autodesk Certified User certification program, the Intuit QuickBooks Certified User certification program, and the IC3 Digital Literacy certification. Certiport reliably delivers over three million tests each year throughout the secondary, post-secondary, workforce, and corporate technology markets in more than 148 countries and 27 languages worldwide. For more information, please visit or follow Certiport on Twitter at

“Certiport” and “IC3” are registered trademarks of Certiport, Inc. in the United States and other countries. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Viettel

Viettel is one of the world’s fastest growing telecom operators. It has been well known as a pioneer who has ushered in a telecommunications revolution in just a few years, transforming telecom services to a commodity for all social classes and to all rural and remote areas. Viettel is placed among the top 15 telecom companies by cellular connections (ranked by GSMA’s Wireless Intelligence). At the end of 2014, Viettel is providing services in 10 countries across Asia, Africa and America with 260 million population and 75 million customers, bringing the total revenue of US$9.8 billion and US$2 billion profit in 2014, ranking amongst the top largest enterprises ofVietnam.

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August 14, 2015 at 6:37 pm

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RS Announces Availability of New STMicroelectronics STM32F7 Microcontroller — World’s First MCU in Volume Production to Feature High-performance ARM Cortex-M7 Processor Core

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-New STM32F7 Discovery kit adds to extensive STM32 MCU family ecosystem along with support for Arduino shield based development

BEIJING /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand ofElectrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, today announced availability of the new STMicroelectronics STM32F7 MCU series, the world’s first microcontroller that features the 32-bit ARM® Cortex®-M7 processor and is now available in volume production. The Cortex-M7 is the latest and highest performance processor core in the Cortex-M family and has been designed for use in advanced consumer, industrial, medical and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

RS Components announces availability of new STMicroelectronics STM32F7 microcontroller – world’s first MCU in volume production to feature high-performance ARM Cortex-M7 processor core
RS Components announces availability of new STMicroelectronics STM32F7 microcontroller – world’s first MCU in volume production to feature high-performance ARM Cortex-M7 processor core

The new STM32F7 MCU is the highest performance member of ST’s STM32 MCU family and combines the Cortex-M7 core with advanced peripherals to deliver unrivalled opportunities to enhance application performance, add new functions, extend battery life and ensure security, as well as minimising use of external components to save cost and size. The STM32 family from ST is well known across the industry for its power efficiency and pin-, peripheral- and software-compatibility across more than 500 different devices, as well as offering the extensive STM32 development ecosystem.

Maximising the advantages of the ARM Cortex-M7 over earlier cores such as the Cortex-M4, the STM32F7 MCUseries has approximately twice the DSP capability, making the MCUs ideal for applications requiring high-speed or multi-channel audio, video, wireless, motion recognition or motor control. Also, taking advantage of ST’s advanced ART Accelerator™ graphics engine and the L1 on-chip cache of the Cortex-M7, the STM32F7 MCUs deliver the maximum theoretical performance of the Cortex-M7 and offer 1082 CoreMark/462 DMIPS at 216MHz, whether code is executed from either embedded Flash or external memory. The devices deliver high processing efficiency of 6 CoreMark/mW at 1.8V and also excellent low-power performance with typical current consumption of only 100microampere in Stop mode or as low as 1.7 microampere in Standby mode.

Offering a highly flexible architecture, the series features an AXI and multi-AHB bus matrix for the interconnection of the core, peripherals and memories. The selection of advanced peripherals includes features such as a dedicated power rail for the USB OTG, which enables USB connectivity to continue operating while the rest of the chip is powered at 1.8V to save power. Dual clock support on most of the peripherals also allows CPU speed to be reduced to minimise power consumption, while keeping the clock frequency unchanged on communication peripherals.

Two STM32F7 product lines are available  STM32F745 and STM32F746  all of which feature the Cortex-M7 core with floating-point unit and DSP extensions, running at up to 216MHz. The STM32F745 MCU has up to 1MB of on-chip Flash memory, as well as 320KB RAM, Ethernet, QSPI and camera interfaces, and a Flexible Memory Controller (FMC). The STM32F746MCUs extend this functionality with an on-chip TFT-LCD controller. The STM32F7 MCUs are available in a range of packages, including: 14x14mm LQFP100; 28x28mm LQFP208; 10x10mm 0.65mm-pitch UFBGA176; 13x13mm 0.8mm-pitch TFBGA216; and 5.9×4.6mm WLCSP143.

Also available from RS is the STM32F7 Discovery kit, which delivers high levels of flexibility and enables developers to fine-tune hardware and software at any stage of development. Developers can also benefit from the associated STM32CubeF7 firmware and the ability to re-use all STM32F4 software assets, due to the backward compatible instruction set with the Cortex-M4. In addition, unlimited development expansion capability is provided via the board’s compatibility with Arduino Uno shields.

The STM32F7 series of MCUs and STM32F7 Discovery kit are now available to order in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions from RS.

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 more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2015 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Telephone: +65-6430-3324

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Teoh Seet Heng
Senior Client Executive
Telephone: +65-6494-1594

Further information is available via these links:

@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS

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August 14, 2015 at 5:44 pm

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Setia Haruman Unveils The Next Concept Homes For Cyberjaya

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CYBERJAYA, Malaysia, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd, Master Developer of Cyberjaya, launched its Ceria Residences Sales Gallery and 2 Show Units on 1st August 2015, unveiling the next generation of homes for Cyberjaya, catering to the larger and growing families.

Mr. YK Liew, Head of Sales and Marketing, Property Development Division of Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd briefing YBrs. En. Muhammad Hafiz bin Shaari, Timbalan Yang Di Pertua of Majlis Perbandaran Sepang, Tn Hj Ahmad Khalif bin Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal, Executive Chairman of Setia Haruman and Datuk P.Kasi Director of Setia Haruman on the Ceria Condominiums development.
Mr. YK Liew, Head of Sales and Marketing, Property Development Division of Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd briefing YBrs. En. Muhammad Hafiz bin Shaari, Timbalan Yang Di Pertua of Majlis Perbandaran Sepang, Tn Hj Ahmad Khalif bin Tan Sri Mustapha Kamal, Executive Chairman of Setia Haruman and Datuk P.Kasi Director of Setia Haruman on the Ceria Condominiums development.

Carried out amidst a carnival-like atmosphere, the launch saw over 1,000 people throng the gallery with more than RM20million sales closed. Setia Haruman anticipates more sales in the next few weeks. Despite the slow market, Ceria Residences’ unique selling propositions certainly hit a note with the buyers while the practical layout and excellent space planning of the show units were just what the buyers needed to make their decision.

The condominiums and 2-storey terraced homes of Ceria Residences were built to also cater for home upgraders that seeks spacious units at competitive prices, within a freehold, low-density, gated and guarded community. Strategically located within an education and entertainment hub, residents of Ceria will also be able to enjoy high speed Internet broadband services of up to 100Mbps.

While the condominium offers a distinctive ‘semi-detached’ and ‘bungalow’ layouts imbued with excellent ventilation and natural lighting, the landed units offers the buyers a contemporary home with spacious and practical layouts. One additional key feature of the Ceria Condominiums is the dual-key concept. These units come with an additional attached studio apartment with its own living space and kitchen; suitable for families living with parents or as an additional rental unit. This revolutionary idea allows the buyers an option that no other condominium can.

Residents of Ceria Residences will be served by a club house built with various facilities that promotes healthy lifestyle such as an outdoor fitness centre complete with an aqua gym, swimming pool, wading pool, bubble pool, gymnasium, as well as an indoor badminton court and a half basketball court.

Priced between RM500k-RM700k in a low density, gated and guarded development, Ceria Residences is definitely the gem of Cyberjaya, be it for first home buyers, growing family or investors alike.

Cyberjaya has a population of approximately 90,000 people with a completed eco-system for its citizens to Work, Live, Study and Play. Cyberjaya is emerging not only as an Intelligent City but also a ‘Liveable City’, as it is also served by 5 Universities and Colleges, more than 250 F&B outlets, 2 community malls, and more commercial developments to be launched in the near future.

For more information contact:

Mr. Ezwan Zainal
Manager, Sales & Marketing
Setia Haruman Sdn Bhd

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August 14, 2015 at 4:54 pm

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Banyan Tree to Open Cassia Phuket in October, Its First Custom Hotel Residence

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — A completely new hospitality concept, Banyan Tree’s newest brand Cassia ( features cutting edge design, colourful “street art” decor and customisable living and dining options. A stylish combination of hotel and serviced apartments for couples, families or groups of friends, the first Cassia property will open in October 2015 in Phuket, Thailand.

Rendering of the Avant Garde Lobby
Rendering of the Avant Garde Lobby

Located within the Group’s integrated resort Laguna Phuket, Cassia brings an innovative approach to hospitality with 221 stylish residences featuring casual chic one- and two-bedroom apartments, each with a separate living room and fully equipped kitchen. Many residences have a Loft hang out area with panoramic views of the lagoon, ocean or park.

Cassia Phuket boasts original features and facilities such as FREE Wi-fi, two pools, a private area at Bang Tao Beach, Spa, mini convenience mart, home delivery service and touch-screen concierge.

Cassia's One Bedroom
Cassia’s One Bedroom

Cassia allows guests to keep dining easy breezy with casual concepts Market 23 Cafe the hotel’s buzzing social hub, and Street Bar featuring in-house DJs and original works of Thai street artists.

Guests who prefer to dine in, can cook home-made meals with fresh ingredients from Market 23 Cafe, order delivery from local restaurants or take away from street vendors.

Options such as transfers, Spa sessions, room add-ons, housekeeping, laundry and more can be selected in advance through the website during booking or on-site.

To celebrate, Cassia Phuket is offering the extraordinary Cassia Grand Opening Big Bang package for stays between 21st October – 19th December 2015, and 10th – 31st January 2016:  Purchase one night and receive one night free, inclusive of two Continental Tiffin Breakfasts per room. Terms, conditions and booking details available at

Artwork by TikkyWOW
Artwork by TikkyWOW

About Cassia Phuket:

Cassia Phuket is located within Laguna Phuket, Asia’s first integrated resort in Bang Tao Bay, a 20-minute drive from Phuket International Airport. It will open with 221 hotel residences, expanding to 326 residences as part of a second tower added by 2017. Facilities include Chill Chill Spa, Kids Play Room, Infinity Swimming Pool, Market 23 and Street Bar. Fitness Center and Meeting Space will open in 2017.

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August 14, 2015 at 4:40 pm

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De La Salle University Team Wins Prize at CIMA Global Business Challenge 2015

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MANILA, Philippines /PRNewswire/ — A team of students from De La Salle University has won the 3rd place prize at this year’s CIMA Global Business Challenge (GBC) 2015.

GBC is an international business competition organised by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in partnership with Barclays. This year, more than 14,500 students across the globe took part, competing at local and regional levels for the chance to represent their country at the global final in Warsaw, Poland.

DLSU Manila Team White, comprising Philaine Joie De Armas, Camille Alejandrino, Ayra Mae Fernando and Kimberly Tanhui, competed against 25 other teams from around the world, presenting their solutions to a real-life CIMA business scenario based on the oil and gas industry. They then had to defend their recommendations in front of a judging panel of senior business leaders.

Kimberly Tanhui, team leader, said: ‘We feel really excited about winning the award. We didn’t expect this and it was a great surprise for us to reach the winners’ podium. The competition has helped us to realise we want to be management accountants so hopefully we’ll be taking the CIMA exams in the future.’

BL Chua, CIMA’s Regional Manager, Markets, said: “I am extremely happy for the Philippines’ DLSU team to have clinched one of the top three positions in this year’s GBC. Their achievements gave us a preview of our next generation’s business leaders. They have proved their skill and talent, succeeding at the global level at this early stage of their careers. I congratulate them on their outstanding achievement and wish them the very best in their future endeavors.

Andrew Harding, Managing Director of CIMA, said: The Global Business Challenge is a unique opportunity for emerging business talent to test and develop their knowledge and skills. The standard of this year’s competition has been one of the highest we’ve ever seen and I have no doubt that our winners have a bright future ahead of them.


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PR & Communications Manager
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The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), founded in 1919, is the world’s leading and largest professional body of management accountants, with over 227,000 members and students operating in 179 countries, working at the heart of business. For more information about CIMA, please

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August 14, 2015 at 3:09 pm

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Appier Releases Cross-Screen User Behavior Insights for 1H 2015: A Distinct Trend Toward Three-screen Usage in Asia

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-Singapore, Australia, and the Philippines boast the highest percentage of cross-screen users operating three devices

TAIPEI /PRNewswire/ — Appier, the leader in cross-screen technology powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), today released its Asia Cross-Screen User Behavior Research Report for the first half of 2015, analyzing user behaviors across PCs, smartphones, and tablets in ten key Asian markets, with an aim to help marketers address the daunting challenge of predicting user behaviors and patterns among various devices.

“We are fully aware that the vast majority of marketers are no longer approaching cross-screen and cross-platform advertising as an option, but rather as a top priority,” said Chih-Han Yu, CEO and co-founder of Appier. “Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence and data analysis, Appier’s cross-screen user behavior research report fleshes out the multi-screen landscape in Asia while also pointing out where the scale of screens and receptivity come into play.”

The key findings of the report include:

  • Users with three devices are setting the trend for multi-device ownership in Asia. In most markets surveyed, nearly 40% of multi-screen users are operating more than three devices. Singapore (21.2%), Australia(20.8%) and the Philippines (20.8%) boast the highest percentage of three-device users, while Japan(32.7%) and Taiwan (25.7%) claim the biggest percentage of multi-device users operating more than four devices.
  • Greater complexity in cross-screen user behaviors: Forty-three percent* of multi-screen users in Asia exhibit vastly different behaviors on different devices, up from 38% in the second half of 2014.
  • Golden Wednesdays: The highest usage across devices and the highest number of reachable unique devices was generally recorded on Wednesdays. In the meantime, Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays were all good days for advertisers to pique the interest of active users, keeping in mind that males are more active than their female counterparts across devices.
  • Mid-size devices and Android OS grab the spotlight. In 1H 2015, mid-size smartphones (3.8”-4.8″) and tablets (9.7″) dominated the market in terms of usage. Android was still the winner in mobile operating systems, despite losing some of its share to iOS comparing to 2H 2014.
  • Different ad formats play different roles on different screen sizes, both in terms of their effectiveness and receptivity. In most Asian markets, high conversion rates for online ads occurred on devices with high CTRs. User preference for banners and interstitial ads varied depending on the size of the screen and the device used.

The report is based on data from Appier campaigns ran in the first half of 2015 in ten markets including Australia,Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, and Vietnam. The full report can be downloaded on

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August 14, 2015 at 12:08 pm

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