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Cat® Phones Unveil New Cat® S30 Smartphone Exclusively at Showstoppers, IFA 2015

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BERLIN /PRNewswire/ —

The latest addition to its extensive rugged mobile portfolio the Cat® S30  is Made Rugged

Cat® phones today announced the rugged Cat® S30 smartphone – an affordable rugged phone offering tough credentials in an easy grip, non-slip design.

The smartphone, described as being “made rugged”, is the result of extensive research amongst professional tradesmen and existing Cat phones users, 69% of whom cite their work environment as an influence on their decision to purchase a rugged phone.[1]

To address this need the Cat S30 has been built with tough professions in mind and builds on Caterpillar’s heritage of durable, quality products. Boasting superior rugged credentials throughout its design, the S30 includes anything from an easy-grip casing and shear strength material to IP68 and Mil SPEC 810G certification. The waterproof tough phone also boasts long battery life and glove-on working technology and comes with the latest version of Android™ (Lollipop).

“With more companies going mobile, it’s becoming essential for smartphones to meet the demands of a full working day and the S30 caters for anyone working in challenging environments,” says Oliver Schulte, CEO of Bullitt Mobile. “As one of the new generation of Cat phones, it also bridges the gap between feature and smartphones thanks to the inclusion of physical navigation buttons alongside the 4.5″ touchscreen at an affordable price.”

Key features of the Cat S30 include:

Large Capacity Battery
Drop Proof to 1.8 Meters
Water, Dust and Shock Proof
Glove-On Working Technology
Wet-Finger Tracking Technology
Oil & Grease Resistant, Shear Strength Material
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 Screen

Bullitt Group will be showcasing the Cat S30 at table B06, between 6 – 9pm at the Showstoppers event on 3 September 2015.

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1. Cat Rugged Phones User Survey, June 2015

Retailing at 329 EUROS, the S30 will be available from September, more information available athttp://www.catphones.com

For images visit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/qvxzhmuec0g17lw/AABco5JszaTsYOu_5xDmWoBxa?dl=0

About Cat devices and accessories:

The Cat brand stands for trust, durability, reliability and quality. The Cat DNA is found in every Cat mobile phone and accessory offered by Bullitt Mobile Ltd. and provides boundless experience with robust mobility. A new product was created for wireless communication that meets the great variety of needs of a demanding life.

To find out more about what Cat® phones and accessories are made of visit http://www.catphones.com

About Bullitt Group

Founded in 2009 by Colin Batt, David Floyd and Richard Wharton, Bullitt designs, manufactures, markets and sells consumer electronic devices in partnership with global brands. It is the worldwide licensee of Caterpillar Inc. for ‘rugged’ mobile devices and accessories and Ministry of Sound and Ted Baker for audio products. Based in Reading, Bullitt’s products are sold in more than 60 countries and the Company has a presence in key markets across the globe including Taiwan, Taipei, the UK and the USA.

In July 2015 Bullitt Group was named as one of the UK’s fastest growing companies, ranked 7th in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200

http://www.catphones.com/

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September 7, 2015 at 4:23 pm

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Kodak Unveils New Line of Smartphone Accessories at IFA 2015

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BERLIN /PRNewswire/ —

Products help capture moments with simple and creative solutions

Kodak today announced a new line of accessories designed for smartphones to increase the image capabilities of in-built standard cameras, enabling consumers to achieve a higher quality of images with the simple push of a button. The accessories are offered by the Bullitt Group, an authorized Kodak Licensee.

The first collection of products launching as part of the planned new line include:

  • Two variations of the popular selfie sticks for those wanting to make those moments truly memorable
  • A portable tripod giving a professional approach and a steady camera to photographers and videographers capturing those once in a lifetime moments
  • Bluetooth shutter release remote (working across both iOS and Android operating systems) which boasts a 10m range, offering more freedom to photography
  • A set of Universal 3-in-1 Lenses that easily clip onto most smartphone models for the ability to switch instantaneously between Macro, Wide Angle and Fisheye lenses for a unique approach to shooting any image

For 130 years, Kodak has been helping consumers to capture their meaningful moments in photographs and movies. The importance of offering consumers the ability to expertly shoot ‘Kodak Moments’ is apparent today as it has been through the brand’s history. With over 1 Trillion photos expected to be taken in 2015*, the new accessory collection provides creative solutions with the click of a button.

This new range of Kodak products will be unveiled during Show Stoppers on the 3rd September and showcased on the Bullitt Group Accessories stand (Booth 163, Hall 15) during IFA.

Complete portfolio of products include:

  • Universal 3-in-1 Lens Set (EUR39.99)
  • Portable Tripod (EUR19.99)
  • Bluetooth Remote Shutter Release (EUR19.99)
  • Selfie Stick S (EUR19.99)
  • Selfie Stick M (EUR24.99)

*Taken from Mylio Infographic Photos to the Sun and Back, 2014. Originally from Infotrends.http://resourcemagonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/onetrillionphotos.jpg

About Bullitt-Group

Founded in 2009, Bullitt Group is a specialist manufacturer of mobile and connected devices. It works with some of the world’s most recognisable brands to develop products that capture the DNA of each brand and take it into new technology categories. Currently, Bullitt works with Caterpillar for rugged (tough) feature phones, smartphones and accessories, JCB for rugged phones and accessories, Kodak for smartphones and connected devices and Ted Baker and Ministry of Sound for audio products including headphones, speakers and DAB radios. We are in discussions with a number of brands to expand our license portfolio across 2015 and we welcome discussions at IFA from brands, distributors, carriers and retailer partners.

About Eastman Kodak Company

Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator, providing leading products and services to the photographic, graphic communications and healthcare markets. With sales of $14.3 billion in 2005, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional image capture products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using KODAK solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; Creative Professionals rely on KODAK technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images; and leading Healthcare organizations rely on Kodak’s innovative products, services and customized workflow solutions to help improve patient care and maximize efficiency and information sharing within and across their enterprise. More information about Kodak (NYSE: EK) is available at http://www.kodak.com .

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September 7, 2015 at 4:18 pm

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Konica Minolta Takes Bigger, Greener Strides for a Sustainable Future

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leader in advanced document management technologies and solutions, made available its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 2015 Report to showcase its achievements in fiscal year 2014. The report reveals how the company’s integrated and sustainable solutions further entrenches CSR in the company’s business model.

In line with its EcoVision 2050 which seeks to reduce Konica Minolta’s CO2 emissions over the product lifecycle by 80%[1] until 2050, the report highlights how the company has progressed significantly in achieving this target.

The report showed progress in three environmental initiatives:

  1. Green Factories
  2. Green Marketing
  3. Green Products

Green Factories: CO2 reduction of 20% with level 2 certification

Over the course of 2014, the company is proud to announce that six additional units (five in Japan, one in China) achieved a ‘Level 2’ Green Factory Certification System, the highest scoring. The Green Factory Certification System is a two-grade certification system that comprehensively evaluates and enhances the environmental activities of its production sites. A ‘Level 2’ certification is the equivalent to a 20% reduction[2] of CO2 emissions and a 50% reduction of waste discharged externally.

Green Marketing: Greener Supply Chains

Konica Minolta’s distribution activities have also enjoyed major cuts in CO2 emissions with its Green Marketing evaluation which measures emissions in distribution, sales and service, collection and recycling. By shortening transportation distances through optimisation of distribution sites and routes worldwide, Konica Minolta has successfully reduced the number of containers required via improved loading efficiency, and thereby reducing the frequency of air transport.

Considering the entire supply chain, the company could decrease its CO2 emissions by 2.7% to 1.37 million tons in comparison to fiscal year 2013. Among other efforts to achieve this goal, Konica Minolta launched its Green Suppliers Initiative in fiscal year 2014 to provide suppliers with the environmental technology and expertise to help them reduce their environmental impact. For this initiative, experts in energy and waste measure from Konica Minolta visited the suppliers’ factories and worked with their staff to formulate and implement improvement plans.

Green Products: Greener Solutions

Additionally, Konica Minolta reported that Green Products comprised 54% of its total sales throughout the fiscal year 2014[3] across all business areas. This represents sales of 547.1 billion Yen[4] (4.2 billion Euros[5]), a 13% increase in comparison to the previous fiscal year.

In order to be certified as a Konica Minolta Green Product, a product must meet criteria such as reduced CO2emissions or utilise recycled materials. In 2014, 33 new, green-certified models were brought to the market, bringing the total to 147 products across all business areas. Some of the results of the current CSR report include a significant reduction of 43,000 tons of CO2 during product use.

Green Products play an important role in achieving the environmental milestones for the company to reduce 40% CO2 emissions to 1,216 thousand tons throughout the lifecycle by fiscal year 2016[6]. Recent examples of green products developed by Konica Minolta include the bizhub PRESS 2250P made with recycled PC/PET[7], and toner bottles made out of polyethylene from recycled milk bottles. To further this cause, Konica Minolta also developed its own recycling method and established mass production systems in Mexico and Malaysia. In the future, the company intends to increase the proportion of recycled material in the raw material used for toner containers from current 25% to 100%.

In addition, Konica Minolta textile inkjet printers support its environmental efforts by reducing environmental impact significantly, reducing water and electricity usage by 62% and a 57% respectively compared to conventional screen-printing.

Currently, Konica Minolta is developing systems for recycling used information technology in different locations worldwide to increase its recycling rate. In Japan, the company collects multi-functional printers through sales companies, and dismantles and separates the components. Through this, Konica Minolta achieved a recycling rate of 98%[8] in fiscal year 2014.

“In order for us to keep growing sustainably over the next 50 years, or even considering the next 100 years, it is vital that we not only create economic value but also contribute to society”, said Shoei Yamana, President and CEO of Konica Minolta, Inc. “In particular, global environmental problems are a pressing issue. Be it CO2 emission reduction, resource sustainability, or the perseveration of biodiversity, global companies such as Konica Minolta have a huge responsibility to create a sustainable society by reducing our ecological footprint.”

For more information about Konica Minolta’s CSR initiatives, visit http://www.konicaminolta.com/about/csr/.

[1]

Based on fiscal year level 2005

[2]

The base year is fiscal 2005. Based on this (base year) figure, standards tailored to factory characteristics are established.

[3]

April 2014 – March 2015

[4]

Based on total sales of 1,011.7 billion yen in fiscal year 2014

[5]

As of 31st March 2015

[6]

Compared to fiscal year level 2005 with 2,027 thousand tons

[7]

Polycarbonate/Polyethylene terephthalate – a composite material made with PC and, in 2012, Konica Minolta was the first in the industry to use PC/PET in the outer casing of its color bizhub multifunctional peripheral devices (MFPs)

[8]

By weight

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

Konica Minolta Business Solutions, a leader in advanced document management technologies and Managed IT Services for the desktop to the print shop, brings together unparalleled advances in security, print quality and network integration via its award-winning line of bizhub® multi-function products (MFPs); bizhub PRESS® and bizhub PRO® production print systems; magicolor® color printers; and pagepro® monochrome printers. Konica Minolta also offers software solutions and optimised print services to reduce document output cost, improve productivity and optimise office environment, backed by impeccable service and support team.

Konica Minolta adopts a proactive effort in reducing global environmental impact through its green product lifecycle.

In line with its core message “Giving Shape to Ideas,” Konica Minolta endeavours to respond to its customers’ needs across the world with relentless creativity, innovation and advance technology.

Konica Minolta is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc. bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Press Contacts:

Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia

Celine Long

celine.long@konicaminolta.com

PR Contact:

Huntington Communications

Eugene Chuang

eugene.chuang@huntington.com.sg

Candice Lee

candice.lee@huntington.com.sg

Source: Konica Minolta Business Solutions Asia (BSA)

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September 7, 2015 at 3:27 pm

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The Largest, Most Recognized Beauty Show K-Beauty Expo 2015, KINTEX in GyeongGi Province, Korea

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-Overview
— Over 400 of the most notable companies representing the Korean beauty industry are expected to participate
— The Expo will offer visitors major discounts on participating company products, beauty experiences, and free samples

SEOUL, South Korea /PRNewswire/ — The 7th K-Beauty Expo hosted by KINTEX, and organized by KOTRA, will be held from Sept.17 to 20, 2015 at KINTEX (the Korea International Exhibition Center) in GyeongGi Province, Korea.

K-Beauty Expo is one of Korea’s largest exhibitions with over 40,000 domestic and international visitors and many beauty industry companies taking part.

This year, over 400 companies which have gained attention in the domestic beauty industry will take part, including those which have provided hair care and make-up for stars of the Korean Wave.

Visitors to K-Beauty will also be able to gain an overview of beauty trends through the free sample event and other programs being prepared.

The latest in hair styling trends will be on display at K-hairstyling trend show attended by top Korean hair shops such as Seung-Chul Park Hair Studio, Juno Hair, KerKer LEECHUL Hair, and Leegaja Hairbis.

The first 100 visitors to the Expo will receive a gift bag filled with products of participating companies valued atUSD$200 as part of the Beauty Box event.

Items on display will be available for purchase at discounts ranging from 30-70%. A beauty experience center will also be operated by Korea’s largest spa brand, <Yakson Myung-ga>, and the number one mobile beauty application, <HwaHae>.

Moreover, Yakson Myung-ga, known for its apophysis therapy treatment will offer a free skin treatment program to every visitor.

A total of 600 booths at K-Beauty Expo will offer visitors a variety of events and experiences to enjoy.

K-Beauty Expo 2015 can be visited on site. Free tickets for pre-application are available via the official homepage.

– Website: www.k-beautyexpo.co.kr/en

– For inquiries: +82-31-995-8047/8045

K-Beauty Expo 2015

K-Beauty Expo, held from September 17-20, 2015, is the Korea’s largest beauty industry exhibition. Popular with Korean consumers year in and year out, this exhibition has recorded the largest amount of import and export business over its history, (US$51.3 million dollars)

Overview of K-Beauty Expo 2015

  • Exhibition : K-Beauty Expo 2015
  • Period : Sept. 17(Thur)-20(Sun), 2015
  • Venue : KINTEX 1, Hall 3~5(32,157 m2)
  • Host : GyungGi-Province
  • Organizers : KINTEX, Kotra
  • Exhibition Field : Cosmetics, Hair, Nail, Aesthetic, Body-care, Medical services, Inner-beauty, Fitness, Raw-materials, Packing, OEM/ODM companies, Beauty academies, related organizations, etc.

Events

  • 1:1 export/import business meetings
  • Retail conglomerate invited MD product briefing session, MD academies
  • K-BEAUTY 2015 Editor’s Choice Awards
  • Talk concerts with beauty mentors
  • Seminars on how to advance into overseas markets
  • Online strategy for semi-permanent China market expansion
  • Special room for scalp care, hair implants
  • Hair, Trend shows, etc.

Ms HongSeon LEE, Phone Number: +82-31-995-8042, Email: kbeautyexpo@kintex.com

Source: KINTEX

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September 7, 2015 at 3:19 pm

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“Making Ideas” with Bamboo Spark: Capture, Shape and Share

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Today, Wacom® introduces Bamboo Spark, the smart folio that allows people to take handwritten notes to capture, shape and share ideas. Once written on the note pad in Bamboo Spark no idea is ever lost. With the push of a button, Wacom’s new product synchronizes whatever has been written or sketched to the Wacom Cloud, storing it for later refinement.

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Bamboo Spark with gadget pocket- In- use
Bamboo Spark with gadget pocket- In- use
Bamboo Spark - front view
Bamboo Spark – front view
Bamboo Spark with tablet sleeve - Interior
Bamboo Spark with tablet sleeve – Interior
Bamboo Spark with gadget pocket- Interior
Bamboo Spark with gadget pocket- Interior

From Paper to Cloud to Life

Bamboo Spark brings note-taking into the 21st century by offering a convenient way to capture ideas in both physical and digital ink to save them for further editing. “Bamboo Spark is the perfect solution for anyone who appreciates the freedom and simplicity of working with pen on paper to take written notes and share ideas,” saysMike Gay, senior vice president for Wacom’s consumer products. “Whether a busy professional, connected student or passionate hobbyist, Bamboo Spark goes where you go, giving you the freedom to choose when and how you capture ideas. From note-taking in the classroom to sketching out a home remodeling project, Bamboo Spark provides a simple way to capture your concepts on plain paper and with the push of a button, effortlessly move your ideas to the cloud for editing or sharing.”

How it Works

Bamboo Spark marries the tactile joy of a traditional inking pen with the company’s core digital pen technology in a smart pen and smart folio. The product allows users to write and sketch with Bamboo Spark’s traditional ink pen on most A5 (148 x 210 mm or 5.83 x 8.27 inches) paper. The smart folio’s EMR (Electro-Magnetic Resonance) board, which communicates with the Bamboo Spark pen, has the same technology found on Wacom’s branded professional products, offering proven, near-perfect digital input.

The getting started process is incredibly user-friendly. Simply download the Bamboo Spark app on an iOS or Android device with Bluetooth® Smart technology. Next, pair the device with the app and start making ideas happen. Every stroke is saved within the app by simply pushing the button in the center of the device, saving up to 100 pages even in offline mode. Refine and edit notes in the Bamboo Spark app or export them to Bamboo Paper, Evernote or Dropbox. The free Wacom Cloud account provides users access to content across devices. Charge the Bamboo Spark folio via USB for approximately 8 hours of continuous use. Bamboo Spark pen’s contain ink that is specifically designed to work in conjunction with Wacom’s EMR technology. Ink refills are available on the Wacom eStore, and should allow for up to three months of use.

Introducing the Internet of Ink

Bamboo Spark draws its strength from Wacom’s distinctive and interconnected ecosystem. The Bamboo Spark app is responsible for the digital capture and transfer of hand-written notes and sketches directly to any paired smartphone or tablet. Light editing can be performed within the Bamboo Spark app. For users looking for a more robust editing experience, Bamboo Paper, Wacom’s premium note-taking application, allows tablet users to further enhance their digital work thanks to WILL™ universal ink. WILL, the Wacom Ink Layer Language, is a soon-to-be industry standard that offers handling of pen input (strokes) regardless of software, hardware or operating system.

The hub for all creative thoughts, notes and sketches is Inkspace. Inkspace is a web portal that allows users to see and organize their content in one place, also accessible from desktop or laptop computers. Files can be saved in .WILL, .jpg or.pdf format. Outside the Wacom ecosystem synchronization is also possible with apps like Evernote or Dropbox.

“In 2016, Wacom will continue to build advanced software features into Bamboo Spark such as handwriting recognition and other leading-edge applications,” says Gay. “This is a product that will keep up with user demands and change with the evolving needs of the customer.”

Availability and Pricing

Bamboo Spark comes in three models, all priced at SGD 239. Bamboo Spark with gadget pocket, featuring a carrier for smartphone, pen, business cards and paper; Bamboo Spark with tablet sleeve, made with premium neoprene, provides room for a tablet and/or smartphone, pen and paper; and Bamboo Spark with snap-fit for iPad Air 2, specifically designed for the iPad Air 2, pen and paper. Ink cartridges are available in packs of three for SGD 14.95. Bamboo Spark and its accessories are expected to ship in October from Wacom’s eStore (store.wacom.sg) and other electronic retailers.

About Wacom

Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727) with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality.

Millions of people worldwide use the wireless and battery free pressure sensitive digital pen technology to operate their smartphones, media tablets or desktop computers and express their individual creativity. The company offers its products also as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.

Press contact:

Daphne Tan
Wacom Singapore Pte Ltd
+65 92333 2370
Daphne.tan@wacom.com.sg

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September 7, 2015 at 12:36 pm

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New Intuos Tablets Make Creative Dreams Come True

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– World leader in pen-based creative tablets Wacom introduced its next generation Intuos® product family to empower and inspire creative enthusiasts.

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Wacom today launched the next generation of its award-winning Intuos® product family. The new range of Intuos Pen & Touch tablets consists of the four models: Intuos Draw, Intuos Art, Intuos Comic and Intuos Photo. Each model includes free creative software as well as additional training and service offers. The pen tablets come in two different sizes (small and medium), a choice of colors (white, blue and black), and a pen or pen & touch version — with a wireless connection kit as an optional accessory.

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Intuos Small – Blue
Intuos Packaging – Full Range
Inutos Medium – Full Range
Achieving your creative dream. You’re only an Intuos away
“We spent a lot of time working with our customers, and redesigned the popular Intuos line to better address the desires of key user segments. The new Intuos includes everything one needs to capture the imagination of creative enthusiasts and inspire them to take their creativity to a new level,” Jeff Mandell, Executive Vice President at Wacom explains.
Featuring many of the original Intuos’ features, the new range offers 1,024 pen pressure-sensitivity levels to add details to drawings and photos, multi-touch capability that allows users to zoom and rotate their work at the flick of a finger and four customizable ExpressKeys. The tablet’s ergonomic design ensures that photographers and artists can comfortably work creatively over long periods of time.
Key features and software
Intuos Draw — for beginners with a passion for creativity. With access to ArtRage Lite and free tutorials, users can quickly develop from an amateur to talented artist through this easy-to-use pen tablet and software. The Intuos Draw is available in small (white and blue) pen only version.
Intuos Art — for users with more advanced painting and artistic skills
Offering a realistic painting experience, users can explore the wide variety of painting styles and brushes available on the pen tablet’s free accompanying software package — Corel Painter Essentials. Available in small (black and blue) and medium (black and blue).
Intuos Photo — for photo editors who want to try new creative techniques or add text to an image to make it more personal. Whether removing clutter, improving color and tone or even compositing images, the pressure sensitive pen offers a new level of accuracy and control. With a few simple techniques, even pictures taken on a phone or mobile device can be elevated to be proudly shared with friends, family and fans.
Available in small (black), the Intuos Photo is accompanied by Corel PaintShop Pro and Corel AfterShot Pro for Windows users, and Macphun Creative Kit and Corel AfterShot Pro for Mac users.
Intuos Comic — for comic and manga lovers. Providing everything a comic or manga artist needs, this tablet is essential for creating iconic characters and digital sketching, coloring and inking. Once created, digital comic creations can easily be shared with friends and fellow fans to help developing artists break into the scene and get noticed. The Intuos Comic is available in small (black and blue) and medium (black and blue). Clip Studio Paint Pro and Anime Studio are available to download free with this tablet.
Availability and Pricing

SGD (Nett)
Intuos Draw (small)
110
Intuos Art, Photo, Comic (small)
155
Intuos Art, Comic (medium)
290
The new Intuos tablets come in high-impact consumer packaging that will help capture the attention and imagination of creative hobbyists and enthusiasts. They will be available in Wacom’s eStore (store.wacom.sg) and various retailers.
About Wacom
Founded in 1983, Wacom is a global company based in Japan (Tokyo Stock Exchange 6727) with subsidiaries and affiliate offices around the world to support marketing and distribution in over 150 countries. Wacom’s vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world’s leading manufacturer of interactive pen tablets and displays as well as of digital styli and solutions for saving and processing digital signatures. The advanced technology of Wacom’s intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashion and designs around the world and provides business and home users with their leading interface technology to express their personality.
Millions of people worldwide use the wireless and battery free pressure sensitive digital pen technology to operate their smartphones, media tablets or desktop computers and express their individual creativity. The company offers its products also as OEM solutions to leading manufacturers serving incremental markets. Wacom’s interface technology, called Wacom feel IT technologies, is also offered as an integrated solution to strategic partners. Most Tablet PC manufacturers count on the advanced features and reliability of the brand to deliver a superior user interface experience.
For more details on Wacom products see: http://www.wacom.com
Press contact:
Daphne Tan
Wacom Singapore Pte Ltd
Tel: +65-9233-2370
daphne.tan@wacom.com.sg
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September 7, 2015 at 12:30 pm

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Mobile Computing Designers Can Easily Reuse IP Across Multiple X86 Platforms with New Microchip Family of Highly Configurable Low-power Embedded Controllers

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-Scalable family of devices supports Intel® Corporation’s new Enhanced Serial Peripheral Interface (eSPI) and existing Low Pin Count interface (LPC) to communicate with the system host

BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, has announced the MEC14XX family of highly configurable low-power embedded controllers customised to the needs of x86-based notebook and tablet platform designers.

Microchip Low-Power Embedded Controllers for Notebook and Tablet PCs
Microchip Low-Power Embedded Controllers for Notebook and Tablet PCs

To learn more about these products, visit http://www.microchip.com/MEC14XX-060115a

The scalable family of MEC14XX devices is one of the first to support both the Intel® Corporation’s new Enhanced Serial Peripheral Interface (eSPI) and the existing Low Pint Count interface (LPC). To ease the mobile computing industry’s transition to the new interface and lower-voltage designs, Microchip’s MEC14XX family also provides a flexible arrangement that allows multiple I/O signals to be configured to support either 3.3V or 1.8V, reducing the system bill-of-materials cost by eliminating the need for external voltage translators.

“Microchip’s work with Intel in development and co-validation has helped ensure that the new eSPI interface will be available on schedule in future generations of Intel platforms,” said Ahmad Zaidi VP/GM, Embedded IP Subsystems and Chipsets Group at Intel Corporation.

These features of the MEC14XX family also allow for a seamless migration of intellectual property (IP) reuse across multiple x86 computing platform architectures, such as Intel Atom, Intel iCore and AMD-based systems. This is also Microchip’s first embedded controller family targeted for general x86 computing that includes Microchip’s award-winning MPLAB® development tool support.

“We have worked closely with our industry partners and our customers to stay on the forefront of defining, implementing and validating the new eSPI system interface,” said Ian Harris, vice president of Microchip’s Computing Products Group. “The current LPC interface has served the computing market for more than 15 years, but has limitations as computing platforms continue to transition to lower voltages and as devices transition to smaller lithographies. We are proud of our contributions to the new eSPI interface, and expect it to serve the needs of the market well into the future.”

The MEC14XX devices are offered with a choice of 128 KB, 160 KB or 192 KB of closely coupled SRAM for code and data that loads from SPI-flash. Designers can leverage the host SPI-flash (used for BIOS storage) for non-volatile EC firmware storage, as a cost-effective system solution. The added choice of either the MEC140X LPC interface devices or the MEC1418, which supports both the LPC and eSPI interfaces, allows the designer to select the most cost-effective device for a particular platform and provides manufacturers the ability to preserve their investments as the industry transitions. All members of the Microchip MEC14XX family are pin and register compatible.

Development support

Each member of the MEC14XX family is based on Microchip’s 32-bit PIC® MCU architecture and is supported by Microchip’s development tools. Examples include the MPLAB® XC Compilers, the MPLAB REAL ICE In-Circuit Emulator (part # DV244005), the MPLAB ICD 3 In-Circuit Debugger (part # DV164035) and the PICkit 3 Starter Kit (part # DV164130). Development tools are available via any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor, or from microchipDIRECT (http://www.microchip.com/microchipDIRECT-060115a).

Availability

The MEC1404 (128 KB SRAM) and MEC1408 (192 KB SRAM) embedded controllers supporting the Intel LPC interface are available today for sampling and volume production in 10,000-unit quantities. The MEC1418 (192 KB SRAM) embedded controller, supporting both the Intel LPC and eSPI interfaces, is available today for sampling and volume production in 10,000-unit quantities. All MEC14XX devices are currently offered in a 128-VTQFP package.

For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s website at http://www.microchip.com/MEC14XX-060115a. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorised distribution partners.

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Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at http://www.microchip.com/Microchip-060115a.

Note: The Microchip name and logo, MPLAB, and PIC and are registered trademarks of Microchip Technology Incorporated in the U.S.A. and other countries. REAL ICE, and PICkit are trademarks of Microchip Technology Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies.

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