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Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.’s Review Committee’s and Board of Directors’ Conclusions and Recommendations regarding Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.’s Second Tender Offer Terms

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TAICHUNG, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. (TWSE: 2325, NASDAQ: SPIL) (the “Company”) has separately convened a Review Committee meeting and Board of Directors meeting in accordance with the Regulations Governing Public Tender Offers for Securities of Public Companies to review the tender offer of the Company’s common shares and/or ADRs by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (TWSE: 2311, NYSE: ASX) (“ASE”).

The Review Committee’s and the Board of Director’s review conclusions and recommendations are as follows:

1.      ASE’s second tender offer price is not reasonable

ASE proposed to offer NT$55 per common share in cash to acquire the Company’s common shares, with a maximum number of 770,000,000 shares (including common shares represented by ADRs) and a minimum number of 155,818,056 shares (not including common shares represented by ADRs). Taking into consideration the Company’s operations, share market price, earnings per share, net value per share, future development, distributed earnings in recent years and an independent expert’s opinion to the reasonableness of the tender offer price, the tender offer price is not reasonable.

(1)   The tender offer price does not reach the reasonable transaction price range

Independent expert CPA Wei-Lin Chen of Dingshuo accounting firm has produced a reasonability opinion determining that the reasonable transaction price range should be NT$56.33 to NT$68.60 per share. Additionally, CPA Samuel Lu of Diwan & Company accounting firm has produced a reasonability opinion determining that the reasonable transaction price range should be NT$58.32 to NT$63.44 per share. However, the tender offer price proposed by ASE of NT$55 per common share is lower than the reasonable transaction price ranges suggested by the aforesaid both independent experts. Thus, ASE’s tender offer price is not reasonable.

(2)   Comparison of ASE’s tender offer price to the price offered by the Company’s private placement subscriber

ASE’s tender offer price of NT$55 per share while the price offered by Company’s private placement subscriber is also NT$55 per share. Comparing the control rights and liquidity of the two cases, ASE should pay a higher price premium, and thus should reasonably offer a higher price.

2.      Global Anti-Trust Filing Doubts

(1)   Filing Completeness

In view of ASE’s tender offer prospectus not disclosing whether ASE has completed a thorough evaluation nor whether ASE has made filings with the competent authorities in foreign countries and jurisdictions, ASE needs to provide more information in order to resolve such doubts.

(2)   Without obtaining approval, there is risk that the shares sold cannot be delivered

The time the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission and anti-trust authorities in other countries or jurisdictions takes to review anti-trust cases vary. If ASE is unable to obtain the approval of anti-trust authorities during the tender offer period, there is risk that the selling shareholders’ shares cannot be delivered. Unless the competent authority for tender offers (the Financial Supervisory Commission) officially and clearly states that the tender offer can proceed and be completed even without obtaining approval, the relevant risks remain.

3.      Recommendation to the Shareholders

Before the aforementioned doubts are completely clarified, the Review Committee and the Board of Directors believe that such risks still exist and thus take a reserved attitude toward whether the shareholders of the Company should participate in the present tender offer. However, the shareholders of the Company should still consider the aforementioned explanations and closely review the tender offer announcement and tender offer prospectus issued by ASE, including the relevant risks associated with participating and not participating noted in the tender offer prospectus, to decide individually whether to participate in the tender offer.

Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.
No.45, Jieh Show Rd.
Hsinchu Science Park, Hsinchu
Taiwan, 30056
www.spil.com.tw

Janet Chen, IR Director
janet@spil.com.tw
+886-3-5795678#3675

Mike Ma, Spokesperson
mikema@spil.com.tw
+886-4-25341525#7890

Source: Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd.

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January 8, 2016 at 3:19 pm

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Light Up Any Room with Goodrich Global’s Customized Digital Printed Wallcoverings

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Goodrich Global’s custom digital printed wallcoverings lead the industry in helping home and business owners add personal panache to any room.

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Wallcovering from Fade, Phillip Jefferes

 

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Flooring from Wood Plastic Composite (WPC) Decking, geff

 

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Carpets from Renaissance of Art, Tuntex

 

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Fabric from Ambiance, Casadeco

Digital printed wallcoverings inject new life into spaces by allowing the owner the freedom to transfer a treasured photo of their choice onto any wall whether residential or commercial, and thanks to UV printing technique, which can be applied over the ink printed wallpaper, digital prints can last up to seven years in an indoor environment, and three if exposed to direct sunlight.

UV printing include uses of non-volatile organic compounds. They have a faster drying time, and sharper images that are more durable to scratches.

How does it work?

It starts with a good quality high resolution digital photo or digital art. This could be a family portrait, personal photo, mural, cityscape, map, pattern, illustration, or precious memory captured on your own digital camera. When buying a digital photo, buy the highest resolution available, then send us your image, and the size of your wall, and we’ll get in touch.

Production Timeline and Minimum Resolution

Subject to availability of materials, and upon confirmation of both the order and artwork, feature wall sizes can be completed within two weeks. All images must be of at least 500dpi (dots-per-inch). Suitable file types include TIFF, JPEG, PSD, AI or Vector.

Advantages of Digital Printed Wallcoverings

Goodrich Global offers essential advantages in terms of quality, creativity and user-friendliness:

  • After printing we can deliver a durable and heavy-duty wallcovering.
  • Application in both residential and commercial environments.
  • Excellent hanging and installation characteristics.
  • Good opacity of coverage for most walls.
  • Special surface finishing for professional printing results.
  • Choice of different surface textures to enhance the printed images.

For more details, please contact:

Goodrich Global (Headquarters)

Marketing Department, Goodrich Building, 8 Changi South Lane, #05-01, Singapore 486113, T: +65 6787 8787, F: +65 6788 7733, info@goodrichglobal.com. Mon to Fri: 9am to 6pm S&S: 10:30am to 7pm. Closed on Public Holidays

For Media Enquiries:

Jean Leong. Regional Head, (Branding & Marketing), T: +6565868763, F: +6567887733,E: jean.leong@goodrichglobal.com.sg

About Goodrich Global

Goodrich Global prides itself in bringing you only the best in interior furnishing. Nothing speaks more for this than the accolades we’ve received over the years and the numerous signature projects we’ve worked on across Asia. From corporate offices to 6-star hotels and coveted residential projects – we have done it all. Goodrich is well placed to meet all your interior furnishing needs, globally.

With an extensive collection of interior wallcoverings, carpets, fabrics and floorings Goodrich Global provides the perfect finishing touch to every interior to create a completely personalized furnished ambience. Driven by the vision that every living space is an expression of a unique cover story, we ensure that every dream design comes to life.

Established in 1983, the Goodrich Global brand has grown to become synonymous with trend-setting wallcoverings. Goodrich boasts a strong presence throughout the region, with over 30 regional offices and Goodrich Galleries located throughout 8 countries including Singapore, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and United Arab Emirates.

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January 8, 2016 at 12:21 pm

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Wacom Introduces Premium Smart Styluses for Windows and Android Users

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Backed by three decades of digital pen input innovation, Bamboo Smart delivers the power of note-taking and ideation to a wider audience of laptop and tablet users.

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  • Bamboo Smart with Dell Venue 10 Pro

LAS VEGAS/PRNewswire/ — As mobile users demand more from their devices with the help of digital styluses, Wacom continues to innovate and raise awareness in the smart stylus category. Bamboo Smart for select media tablets and 2-in-1 devices builds on Wacom’s 30 years of pen input leadership and the feedback of thousands of professional users as well as enthusiasts and hobbyists. The result is two premium Bamboo Smart styluses. The first, making its debut at CES 2016, is Bamboo Smart for select Windows® 2-in-1 devices enabled with Active Electro-Static (AES) technology. The second, introduced this past September, but new to most CES attendees, is Bamboo Smart for select Samsung® devices using Wacom’s Electro-Magentic Resonance (EMR) technology. Both styluses offer pressure-sensitive precision and sublime comfort, producing handwritten notes and rough ink concepts that feel and look like they were produced by traditional media.

Deep Digital Stylus Experience Drives Performance

“We drew on Wacom’s long history and market knowledge to come up with the new Bamboo Smart styluses,” says Mike Gay, Senior Vice President for the Consumer Product Business Unit at Wacom. “Not only are we opening up digital note-taking and ideation to a new set of laptop and tablet users, but we are also providing a way for users to think differently and explore new ways to communicate and collaborate.”

Both Bamboo Smart styluses are designed with high quality materials and use technology developed to enhance the effortless experience of a traditional inking pen. Every subtle written or drawn detail is captured accurately. Comfortable and balanced in the hand, Bamboo Smart owners can fearlessly take notes and sketch out rough ideas and concepts on their laptops and mobile devices just like they would with pen and paper.

Two programmable side switches on the barrel of Bamboo Smart’s AES stylus allow for fast and convenient access to regularly used commands, such as right click or double click. The stylus requires a AAAA battery that will last approximately one year when used around three hours per day. The Bamboo Smart for Samsung features one side switch and requires no batteries or any type of charging.

Bamboo Smart users will find that they can get more out of their favorite productivity apps such as OneNote and Wacom’s own note-taking app, Bamboo Paper.

Current Devices Compatible with Bamboo Smart

Bamboo Smart (AES) for select Windows 2-in-1 devices:

  • Dell™ Venue™ 10, 5000 Series (5050)
  • Dell Venue Pro 10 5000 Series (5055)
  • HP Elite x2 1012 G1
  • Lenovo® ThinkPad® P40 Yoga™
  • Toshiba dynaPad N72

Because AES technology is native to these devices, the Bamboo Smart works immediately, no pairing required.

Bamboo Smart (EMR) for Samsung devices:

  • Samsung Galaxy™ Note 3
  • Samsung Galaxy Note Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.0″ with S-Pen
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 9.7″ with S-Pen

Bamboo Smart for Samsung is battery-free and cordless.

For more compatibility information, visit www.wacom.com/comp

Availability and Pricing

Bamboo Smart for select Windows 2-in-1 devices (AES) will be available from February 2016. Bamboo Smart for select Samsung devices (EMR) is available now on the Wacom eStore and selected Wacom authorised resellers. The price for both versions is SGD59.

For further information, please visit the Bamboo Smart product page at www.wacom.com

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.

 

SOURCE:WACOM SINGAPORE PTE LTD

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January 8, 2016 at 12:15 pm

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Golden Meditech Enters into Agreements with Nanjing Xinjiekou to Sell China Cord Blood Corporation

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Golden Meditech Holdings Limited (SEHK stock code: 801, TWSE stock code: 910801) (“Golden Meditech” or the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), a leading integrated healthcare enterprise in China, announces that it entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement with Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co., Ltd. (SSE stock code: 600682) (“Nanjing Xinjiekou”) on 6 January 2016 regarding the disposal of its 65.4% equity interest (fully diluted) in China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE stock code: CO) (“CCBC”) for a total consideration of approximately RMB 5.76 billion.

The total consideration consists of a cash payment of approximately US$504.8 million (approximately RMB3.26 billion) and the issue of RMB2.5 billion new equity by Nanjing Xinjiekou at the initial issue price of RMB18.61 per share (the “NXD New Shares”). In exchange, Golden Meditech undertakes to retain CCBC management team for a minimum of three years, agrees to give three years’ performance guarantee and agrees to have the NXD New Shares subject to a three years’ lock-up period. As part of the performance guarantee, Golden Meditech can choose to compensate Nanjing Xinjiekou, by cash or the NXD New Shares, in case of earnings shortfall in an amount to be calculated based on the percentage of the shortfall multiplied by the total consideration.

Concurrently, Golden Meditech also entered into another conditional sale and purchase agreement with Nanjing Xinjiekou, pursuant to which Golden Meditech agrees to sell the remaining 34.6% equity interest (fully diluted) of CCBC to be obtained to Nanjing Xinjiekou for a total cash consideration of approximately US$267 million(approximately RMB1.73 billion), if the privatisation of CCBC is completed.

The completion of both sale and purchase agreements are conditional upon the satisfaction of effectiveness conditions and the satisfaction (or waiving, if applicable) of all the condition precedents of completion, including but not limited to obtaining all relevant regulatory approvals and shareholders’ approvals.

Further details of the sale and purchase agreements will be published by the Company in accordance with the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and posted on the Company’s website as follow: http://www.goldenmeditech.com/eng/ir/announcements.php

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About Golden Meditech Holdings Limited (SEHK stock code: 801, TWSE stock code: 910801)

Golden Meditech (www.goldenmeditech.com) is a leading integrated-healthcare enterprise in China. It is a first-mover in China, having established its dominant positions in several markets including the medical devices market, the cord blood storage market and the hospital management market in the healthcare industry, thanks to its strengths in innovation and market expertise and the ability to capture emerging market opportunities. Going forward, Golden Meditech will continue to pursue a leading position in China’s healthcare industry both through organic growth and strategic expansion.

About Nanjing Xinjiekou Department Store Co., Ltd. (SSE stock code: 600682)

Nanjing Xinjiekou (www.njxb.com) is principally engaged in the business of general merchandise retailing, healthcare and aged care services, and is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.

About China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE stock code: CO)

CCBC (www.chinacordbloodcorp.com), a subsidiary of Golden Meditech, is the first and largest umbilical cord blood bank operator in Mainland China. It is principally engaged in the provision of cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing and stem cell storage services. CCBC owns exclusive licenses in Beijing,Guangdong and Zhejiang, and a partial interest in the exclusive operator in Shandong. It is one of the major shareholders of Cordlife Group Limited, the largest cord blood bank operator in Southeast Asia.

Source: Golden Meditech Holdings Limited

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January 8, 2016 at 11:50 am

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PMQ Debuts “Hong Kong on Steps”

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-Beautiful art paintings are popping up in a most unexpected place at Hong Kong’s community hub for creative industries

HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Today, PMQ officially celebrates the inauguration of “Hong Kong on Steps” – a unique art project and collection of paintings on 25 flights of stairs across PMQ. “Hong Kong on Steps” is a celebration of creativity and culture from local and overseas artists who have come together to paint beautifully imaginative scenes onto the steps of Hong Kong’s newest creative hub.

With chickens in vibrant colours, French artist CEET hopes to bring laughter and happiness to audiences around the world.
With chickens in vibrant colours, French artist CEET hopes to bring laughter and happiness to audiences around the world.

 

Artist Lee Tae-ho from South Korea presents a traditional junk boat in Hong Kong's harbour, connecting old Hong Kong with the modern metropolis that it has become today.
Artist Lee Tae-ho from South Korea presents a traditional junk boat in Hong Kong’s harbour, connecting old Hong Kong with the modern metropolis that it has become today.

Victor Tsang, Executive Director of PMQ said: “As a landmark for creative industries in Hong Kong, PMQ is committed to providing a community platform for creativity. ‘Hong Kong on Steps’ is an unexpected delight for visitors, transforming monotonic boring stairs into canvases for public art. These captivating stair paintings engage guests from near and far in the local and multicultural creative experiences of Hong Kong and those waiting to be discovered at PMQ’s shops, cafes, exhibits and dining outlets.”

Hong Kong on Steps” is the work of seven groups of talented artists from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Koreaand France. These include: Hong Kong mural artist and illustrator Bao Ho; Brainrental, a trio of designers who got their start at Hong Kong Polytechnic University; renowned Taiwanese street and mural artist Candy Bird; prolific international French artist CEET; Omni Art, Hong Kong’s first art group specialising in 3D floor paintings; multi-media artist and art critic Professor Lee Tae-ho from South Korea; and Japanese illustrator Pokke104.

Each individual artist or collective was tasked to create a stair painting inspired by the vibrant and diverse Hong Kong landscape. The paintings all exemplify familiar features of Hong Kong heritage, culture and environment, each through a different creative aesthetic and point of view – making “Hong Kong on Steps” a one-of-a-kind artistic exploration of the city.

To further celebrate this exciting new stair art project, tourists are also invited to take part in an exclusive shopping redemption programme. Any tourist can claim a coupon book with discounts on items from select retailers across the property. They can also redeem a special gift designed by a PMQ tenant simply by posting a photo of one of the stair art pieces to their own social media platforms using the hashtag #PMQHK.

Home to over 100 design business, PMQ is a platform for creative exploration, interaction and exchange, where talented designers mingle with business professionals and creative entrepreneurs. PMQ is raising the standards of creative design in Hong Kong and fostering new creative enterprises as they venture onto the local, regional and international stage. “Hong Kong on Steps” is one of PMQ’s first artistic residencies and a springboard for more creative and interactive programming at PMQ.

Tsang added: “With ‘Hong Kong on Steps’ we are bringing to life the craftsmanship, inspiration and artistry found across PMQ, where creative lifestyle experiences abound. An art project to fascinate and surprise, it elevates the values that PMQ holds most dear – design, creativity and innovation – one step at a time. We invite everyone to take in these magnificent paintings while enjoying a brisk, healthy walk and fresh air on PMQ’s historic flights of stairs.”

For more information please contact:

PMQ: pr@pmq.org.hk
Customer Service Hotline: +852-2870-2335

Golin: PMQHK@golin.com

Hong Kong on Steps” Artist Biographies

Artist

Artist Biography

Bao Ho

Bao Ho is a Hong Kong based artist who mainly works with mural art and illustrations. Before getting inspired to start her career in 2015, Bao spent two years travelling to Australia, Taiwan and Europe.

Brainrental

Brainrental-Lab was founded by CHU, KEVIN and ROGER in 2012, who majored in Industrial and Product Design at Hong Kong Polytechnic University. They share a passion for art, design and 2D and 3D illustrations. They are inspired by the absurdities of modern Hong Kong metropolitan life and seek to ignite curiosity in their audience.

Candy Bird

Candy Bird is a renowned street artist from Taiwan creating mural artworks throughout the streets of Taiwan. These artworks propagate his ideas on humanity and the injustice faced in societies around the world such as Japan, Germany, Brazil and Myanmar.

CEET

CEET is a prolific artist experimenting with different media, and a regular artist-in-residence at the art estate “Jardin Rouge” in Marrakech. His work has been exhibited in galleries around Asia and Europe, including mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Belgium, and Austria.

Omni Art

Omni Art is the first Hong Kong art group specialising in 3D floor paintings, wall paintings and other creative art projects.  Led by local artist Lam Yuk Fai, the four young artists Terena Wong, Cheng Kit Yu, Kum Ka Wai and Denise Yeung have left their brushstrokes around Hong Kong and dream of sharing their art around the world.

Professor Lee Tae-ho

Lee Tae-ho is a multi-media artist and art critic who also teaches at the College of Fine Art in Kyunghee University. He has exhibited solo and acted as artistic director for International art projects such as the Busan Biennale, Seoul – Asia Art Now, the Kyung Hee Gallery and the Naksan Public Art Project in Seoul.

Pokke104

Pokke104 left advertising to start her art career in illustration, winning the Suntory Museum prize in 2006. She has undertaken a wide variety of activities in various fields, including illustrations for TV commercials, corporate campaigns, live painting shows, murals, music videos, projection mappings and textile designs.

About PMQ

PMQ is part of the government’s “Conserving Central” initiative and also one of the heritage conservation and revitalization projects under Development Bureau. Awarded with the operating rights after an open invitation for proposals, the Musketeers Education and Culture Charitable Foundation Ltd (“Musketeers Foundation”) has set up a non-profit-making registered Charitable Organisation to run this project, in collaboration with Hong Kong Design Centre, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Hong Kong Design Institute of the Vocational Training Council (VTC), namely PMQ Management Co. Ltd. Not only to build this iconic design hub for the Hong Kong creative industries with the design community, PMQ also promotes “enterprising creativity”, creativity manifestation, and sets out to nurture more local designers.

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January 8, 2016 at 11:46 am

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Calypso Recognized as a Leader in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for Trading Platforms: Positioned Furthest for “Completeness of Vision” in the Leaders Quadrant

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SAN FRANCISCO /PRNewswire/ — Calypso Technology Inc., a leading provider of capital markets software, announced today that it has been positioned furthest on the “completeness of vision” axis in the 2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Trading Platforms.

“We are honored to be recognized as a leader in the trading platform market and we are especially happy to be positioned furthest for completeness of vision,” states Mr. Charles Marston, Executive Chairman of Calypso Technology. “We appreciate that our clients look to us to help them anticipate how capital markets will evolve, and we take that responsibility seriously. Calypso has always been committed to providing flexible solutions that adapt as our customers grow, and we are passionate about building technology that addresses both current and future needs.”

The Calypso platform enables a wide range of commercial banks, central banks, insurance firms, investment managers, and CCPs to standardize processing flows, enable enterprise-wide transparency of trading and risk, and reduce operational costs. Calypso has been a pioneer in delivering innovative solutions to clients – designed from inception to be the first front-to-back solution for all asset classes as well as the leader in clearing and collateral.

The evaluation process for the Magic Quadrant began with 39 trading platform candidates, which resulted in a qualified group of 7 vendors in the final assessment. The Gartner Magic Quadrant evaluates firms by “ability to execute” and “completeness of vision.” The full report is available here.

About Calypso Technology, Inc.

Calypso Technology, Inc. is a leading provider of cross-asset front-to-back technology solutions for financial markets. It provides customers with a single platform for consolidation, innovation and growth. With 18 years of experience delivering software and services for trading, risk management, processing and accounting, the Calypso solution helps bring simplicity to complex business and technology challenges. Calypso solutions address needs for the capital markets, investment management, clearing, collateral, treasury and liquidity. Clients can benefit from greater efficiency, improved risk management, better allocation of capital, faster regulatory compliance, quicker time to market and reduced Total Cost of Ownership. Calypso Technology offers solutions that improve reliability, adaptability and scalability.

Calypso is used by over 34,000 market professionals in over 60 countries representing more than 200 financial institutions across Asia, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa. Calypso Technology has over 800 staff in 22 global offices, with headquarters in San Francisco, California. “Calypso” is a registered trademark of Calypso Technology, Inc. in the United States, the European Union and other jurisdictions. Other parties’ trademarks or service marks are the property of their respective owners and should be treated as such. www.calypso.com

Disclaimer

Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Media Contacts:

Calypso Technology
Chris Shayne
chris_shayne@calypso.com
+1-415-817-2642

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January 8, 2016 at 11:36 am

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Asia’s Leading Fashion Accessories Trade Show for Fall-Winter 2016-17 Collections

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HONG KONG /PRNewswire/ — Fashion Access is a prime destination for fashion sourcing populated by bags, handbags, travelware, footwear, leather goods and their smaller relations such as purses, phone cases and wallets. The trade show will take place from March 30 – Apr 1, 2016.

Fashion buyer getting to know about fashion products on offer
Fashion buyer getting to know about fashion products on offer

 

 

Managers of Fashion Access
Managers of Fashion Access

 

Organisers of Fashion Access
Organisers of Fashion Access

In each edition, this biannual trade fair draws the attention of international buyers who are on the lookout for professional and reliable OEMs, ODMs and brands primarily from Asia. It is perfect for those who are not just looking for OEM manufacturers but also ODM and OBM services to outsource and subcontract their manufacturing to create fashion-driven collections of high-quality.

Extra Dimension offered by Fashion Access

The event far outstrips the limits imposed by a mere fashion accessory sourcing trade fair. This extra dimension is vital for boutiques, retailers, wholesalers, distributors and even department stores to find fashion inspiration and be able to find and, more importantly, specify the designs they need for the upcoming fashion season.

It is also a venue for discovering specialist manufacturers and a wide array of services which can customise and manufacture fashion collections and accessories to both design and brand specifications.

Features to look forward to at the March Event

With more than 30 years experience in organising trade fairs for fashion accessories in Asia, The Organisers are fully aware that buyers of all types and especially for designers, they need inspiration in the fast-moving world of international fashion trends.

Bearing this in mind there are fashion events, workshops led by experts in each field, trend seminars and networking events where new contacts can be established.

There are the Best of APLF Awards (BOAA) where a panel of professionals from the fashion sector select and choose the best products on show at Fashion Access.The aim of BOAA is to encourage design and manufacturing excellence and reward it before the discerning public.

Design comes into its own with the Design-A-Bag Competition held and judged online. Itallows participants to submit their design illustrations from anywhere, at any time. The event brings together a global design community, cultivates innovation, and keeps Fashion Access plugged in with talents from various cultures and backgrounds.

Last March the inaugural Global Footwear Retail Conference (GFRC) was held during APLF. It proved a great success as it gave the sold-out audience an insight into footwear retail from a US, China and e-commerce point of view – the world’s three largest markets.

The second GFRC will be held during APLF and will reflect the changes that should take place with the advent of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), the growing role of ASEAN and key tax changes in China and the US and how they may impact demand in these major markets. This is an event not to be missed if you are in the footwear business.

Finally, we are happy to inform that online visitor pre-registrations for Fashion Access and MM&T are now open until14 February 2016, please click here for Fashion Access or here for MM&T.

For more information, please visit fashionaccess.aplf.com.

Notes to Editors

About APLF Limited

APLF Ltd. is a joint venture between SIC Group and UBM Asia. For over two decades, Hong Kong-based APLF Ltd. has been providing the global leather and fashion industries with its most important meeting and trading place.

About UBM plc (www.ubm.com)

Listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM plc is a leading global events-led marketing services and communications company. UBM helps businesses do business, bringing the world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. 5,000 staff located in more than 20 countries are organised into specialist teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. Running over 400 events per year UBM is the second largest exhibitions organiser globally and the biggest commercial tradeshow organiser in the US, mainland China, India and Malaysia.

About UBM Asia (www.ubmasia.com)

Owned by UBM plc listed on the London Stock Exchange, UBM Asia is the largest trade show organiser in Asiaand the largest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. Established with its headquarters in Hong Kongand subsidiary companies across Asia and in the US, UBM Asia has a strong global presence in 24 major cities with 31 offices and 1,300 staff. UBM Asia operates in 20 market sectors with 230 dynamic face-to-face trade exhibitions and associated print/online products for over 2,000,000 quality sellers and buyers from all over the world. Most recently, UBM Asia was awarded ‘Asia’s Most Reliable Trade Show Organiser Award’ in Hong Kong’s Most Valuable Companies Awards (HKMVCA) 2016.

For fair details, please contact:
Ms Perrine Ardouin, Event Director
Email: Perrine.Ardouin@ubm.com

For media enquiries, please contact:
Mr Eddie Fung, Marketing Manager
Email: Eddie.Fung@ubm.com
ChiOn.Kwok@ubm.com for MM&T
Kennise.Pang@ubm.com for Fashion Access

APLF Limited
17/F China Resources Building, 26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2827-6211
Fax: +852-2827-7831
Website: www.aplf.com

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January 8, 2016 at 11:30 am

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