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Jardine Schindler Launched its First Training Centre in Vietnam

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-Jardine Schindler Vietnam, a company jointly owned by Jardine Matheson and Schindler Group has inaugurated its first training centre in Vietnam last week.

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam /PRNewswire/ Located in Ho Chi Minh City, the Jardine Schindler Training centre will be the first elevator and escalator professional training center in Vietnam, dedicated to developing and uplifting the skills and capabilities of Schindler technicians and local contractors.


Left to right: Mr Huynh Thanh Khiet, Deputy Director of the Department of Labour; Mr Pham Ngoc Thanh, Deputy Director of the Department of Education & Training; Mme Beatrice Maser Mallor, Swiss Ambassador; Mr Alain Cany, Jardine Matheson Country Chairman; Mr Jujudhan Jena, Chief Executive of Jardine Schindler Group; Mr Ian Gibbons, British Consul General; Mr Othmar Hardegger, Swiss Consul General; Mr Raul Carbajal, General Director of Schindler Vietnam Limited attended the opening ceremony.
Left to right: Mr Huynh Thanh Khiet, Deputy Director of the Department of Labour; Mr Pham Ngoc Thanh, Deputy Director of the Department of Education & Training; Mme Beatrice Maser Mallor, Swiss Ambassador; Mr Alain Cany, Jardine Matheson Country Chairman; Mr Jujudhan Jena, Chief Executive of Jardine Schindler Group; Mr Ian Gibbons, British Consul General; Mr Othmar Hardegger, Swiss Consul General; Mr Raul Carbajal, General Director of Schindler Vietnam Limited attended the opening ceremony.


The training centre is equipped with four elevator shafts to train engineers and field technicians on the latest installation methods, maintenance processes and safety standards.
The training centre is equipped with four elevator shafts to train engineers and field technicians on the latest installation methods, maintenance processes and safety standards.

Alain Cany, country chairman from Jardine Matheson Vietnam commented that the company was very proud of this initiative from Jardine Schindler. “This is exactly what Vietnam needs to improve the skills and develop its working force,” Cany said.

Meanwhile, Raul Carbajal, General Director of Schindler Vietnam Limited pointed out that the new training centre is a real game changer. “It will be our powerhouse of talent for the years to come, and key to our strategy in the country,” Carbajal said.

This training centre will replicate Schindler’s standards for technical, safety and soft skills training required by the company worldwide and by its clients in Vietnam. It includes three floors with more than 1,700 m2, four elevator training shafts, one escalator and four simulators, as well as five fully equipped training rooms and a client showroom.

According to Ta Huy Vu, New Installation Business Director from Schindler Vietnam Limited, the Training centre represents Schindler’s long term commitment to safety, quality and to company’s clients, developing a top-classVietnam work force that is fundamental to its business.

The Schindler trainers appointed to this facility come from a pool of 16 Schindler certified field engineers, capable of delivering up to 700 courses to more than 2,800 technicians, supervisors, project managers, contractors and apprentices, every year.

This new training centre complements other people development milestones by the company, such as the Apprenticeship Program established in 2014 in cooperation with the Cao Thang Technical College, to train the students and groom the next generation of field technicians. This year, Schindler will start a similar program with the Hanoi College of Technology.

About Schindler Vietnam

Schindler Vietnam Limited was established in 1996, and is the Vietnam operation of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider of elevators, escalators and related services.

Schindler Vietnam Limited is one of the leading elevator and escalator companies in Vietnam. It is headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, with branches in Hanoi and Danang. Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and sustainable mobility solutions, moving more than one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company’s success are over 57,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. It is also the only company in the industry included in the “Vietnam 100 Best Places to Work” in 2015.

About Jardine Matheson

Jardine Matheson is a diversified Group from the United Kingdom, founded in China in 1832, operating principally in Greater China and South East Asia employing 440,000 people. The Group is active in the fields of motor vehicles, property investment and development, food retailing, engineering and construction, insurance broking, luxury hotels and restaurants. Established in Vietnam for 25 years with 14 different businesses, the group has a long term commitment to the country.

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May 31, 2016 at 6:07 pm

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Giving Back to the World is Good for Business, says Sir Richard Branson

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MELBOURNE, Australia /PRNewswire/ — If you want to succeed in business, there is an increasing need to consider what you have to give back to the world, according to serial entrepreneur and business legend Sir Richard Branson.

Glenn Riseley, GCC Founder and President (left), Sir Richard Branson (middle) and Tom Sermon, GCC CEO (right).
Glenn Riseley, GCC Founder and President (left), Sir Richard Branson (middle) and Tom Sermon, GCC CEO (right).


He believes people are tired of seeing businesses simply focus on making profits and want to spend their money with companies that make the world a better place.

Sir Richard Branson is in Sydney, Australia to launch the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC) — a 100-day corporate wellbeing experience focused on improving employee health and productivity.

The event has just kicked off with almost 400,000 participants from more than 1,500 organisations in 185 countries expected to participate in 2016. It is the first year the event has taken place since Australian-founded GCC joined the Virgin Pulse family in February this year. Virgin Pulse is the leading provider of software solutions designed to engage employees in improving their wellbeing, build workplace culture, and drive productivity across organisations around the world.

Sir Richard Branson said, “I’m excited to be in Australia for the launch of the 2016 GCC. It’s my strong belief that business owners have enormous power to do good and this event has been founded on a desire to change people’s lives for the better.

“Bringing the GCC into the Virgin Pulse family is part of our broader vision to create healthier, more productive workforces. We have already collectively changed the lives of more than 5 million people and together, we aim to improve the lives of millions more.”

GCC CEO Tom Sermon said the GCC’s mission was unabashedly about changing lives and said its growth and expansion were proof that socially responsible goals were good for business.

“The GCC has grown year-on-year since inception and this year’s event is our biggest in history,” he said.

“We have always been very ambitious about reaching as many people as possible with this concept and by joining forces with Virgin Pulse, we’ve massively expanded our potential to do that. Over the past 12 years, the GCC has been rolled out in 185 countries worldwide.

“We are absolutely thrilled that together with Virgin Pulse and Sir Richard Branson, we have the opportunity to change the lives of an unprecedented number of people and expand at a pace and scale that we previously could only have dreamed about.”

Founder and President of GCC Glenn Riseley said, the secret to the program’s success was not only the positive outcomes but the fact that it’s incredibly entertaining to do.

“The GCC was always intended to be about taking people on a journey to better health and wellbeing in a way that’s so fun and engaging, they don’t even notice it’s good for them,” he said.

“We knew early on that you can’t bore people into making life changes, it has to be enjoyable so we’ve really focused on that. We’ve helped over 2 million people change their lives for the better over the past 12 years and we are looking forward to seeing that number grow dramatically in the years to come.

“It’s an incredibly rewarding feeling coming to work every day knowing that what we do is going to help people live longer, healthier and happier lives.”

The GCC features a 100-Day virtual journey as part of a 12-month program. A second challenge will be held in September for those who missed the May event.

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GCC, founded in Melbourne Australia in 2004, brings a wealth of global expertise in delivering a culturally relevant program which measurably improves the health, engagement and performance of employees around the world. During GCC’s evidence-based and scientifically proven 100 Day global journey, participants from thousands of the world’s most respected companies engage in friendly competition designed to improve employee engagement, health, productivity and corporate culture.

Virgin Pulse, part of Sir Richard Branson’s famed Virgin Group, replenishes employees with tools that help them build better habits. Through its award-winning platform, the company helps employees thrive at work and across all aspects of life. The Virgin Pulse platform is purpose-built to deliver a personalised, consumer-grade user experience designed to promote health, productivity, and culture across organisations and employees.

With more than 30 years of experience between them, Virgin Pulse and GCC have collectively empowered more than 5 million employees across 6,500 organisations to change their lives, and counting.

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May 31, 2016 at 5:46 pm

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SGS acquires 20% stake of Transparency-One, the supply chain risk management platform

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BOSTON  /PRNewswire/ — Transparency-One, the supply chain risk management platform, today announced that SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company, has acquired a 20% stake in the company.  The company’s financing is led by Jerome Malavoy, former founder and CEO of Trace One with participation from SGS.  The investment coincides with the spinoff of Transparency-One from Trace One, the global leader in private label product lifecycle management (PLM) software.

Consumer Demands for Supply Chain Transparency

In nearly every market segment, consumers and governments are demanding greater supply chain transparency.  Increased demand for a larger, more diverse set of consumer products has resulted in a complex and globally dispersed supply chain.  The result is a rise in issues of product safety, product fraud, and social responsibility.

Consumers are demanding more information and accountability from brands. Governments have responded with stringent regulations forcing more disclosure of product and supplier information.  The combination of factors has created a “perfect storm” — resulting in the urgent need for a transformative approach to managing supply chain transparency.

Brands have Limited Visibly Below their Tier 1 Suppliers

Most brands know their immediate suppliers — but not the full supply chain down to the raw material.  This opaque part of the supply chain is often where problems occur.  Transparency means knowing the network of suppliers, ingredients/components, and facilities in the entire supply chain down to the raw materials.  It means understanding the certification compliance, country of origin, and production environment at every stage in the process.

Transparency-One Platform for Supply Chain Visibility and Risk Management 

Transparency-One maps the entire supply chain, tracks compliance, and provides analytics to proactively manage business risks. It helps companies interconnect and share meaningful product and facility data.  Transparency-One leads the market with cutting edge graph database technology combined with global supplier onboarding services.

“Transparency-One’s offering is well-timed with the rapidly increasing demand for supply chain transparency” said Jerome Malavoy, founder and Executive Chairman.

“We believe the market will continue to digitize supply chain information to help diagnose and mitigate risks.  The expertise that SGS can offer together with the Transparency-One platform will help ensure safe supply chains and protect our customers’ brands” said Francois Marti, EVP at SGS.  “Transparency-One is a powerful platform for the industry and we are excited to collaborate with them as they build a great company.”

Chris Morrison, formerly Chief Marketing Officer of Trace One will assume the role of Chief Executive Officer of Transparency-One.  “As an industry we’re just beginning the journey of how supply chain risk management can impact brands and consumers,” said Morrison. “Having the financial support and domain expertise of SGS will help us execute our vision even more rapidly and broadly.”

Trust is a Driver for Growth: SGS services combined with the Transparency-One platform will deliver a solution to monitor global supply chain transparency for the benefit of driving consumer trust.

About Transparency-One

Transparency-One enables companies to discover, analyze and monitor all suppliers, ingredients and facilities in the entire supply chain.  Transparency-One combines cutting edge graph database technology, supply chain expertise, and global supplier onboarding services to help all supply chain stakeholders reduce business risk.  The company is based in Boston, Massachusetts with offices in Paris, France.

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.

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May 31, 2016 at 3:23 pm

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NAVER Corp. Selects VisualOn’s OnStream(R) MediaPlayer+ to Power “LINE TV” Application to Seamlessly Deliver OTT and Streaming Services Across Devices

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-VisualOn’s OnStream MediaPlayer+ is now integrated into “Naver Player” for LINE TV service, enabling a high-quality video playback experience on iOS and Android devices.

SAN JOSE, Calif. /PRNewswire/ — VisualOn, Inc., a multimedia software company that enables scalable cross-platform media playback for global streaming media brands, today announced that the company is powering NAVER Corporation’s media application “Naver Player” used in “LINE TV” services. NAVER Corp., the premier Internet company in Korea, operates the nation’s top search portal, and has consistently pioneered the digital way of life by rolling out innovative and convenient services to its customer base.

Naver Player enables NAVER’s various live broadcasts and VOD videos to be viewed on iOS and Android devices with higher stability, quality, and scalability than the built-in device video player. The Naver Player also contains a list view of all live broadcasts of popular sports, news, and games. Additionally, their one-touch simple notification function enables users to be notified before an event, and the audio mode can be used to only listen to audio broadcast.

Ranked one of the top 100 companies that matter most in online video by  Streaming Media Magazine, VisualOn was chosen by NAVER for the partnership because of its market-proven, multimedia software. By utilizing VisualOn’s cross platform multi-media framework, NAVER’s customers can now access high-quality, live TV streams and recorded shows on all the connected iOS and Android devices anywhere and at any time. The original version, also powered by VisualOn, was launched October, 2015, and NAVER has continued to expand the service by adding more platforms and features.

“The Korean market is a crucial region for NAVER and VisualOn due to its high volume of mobile consumers that expect a high-quality viewing experience no matter where they are,” said Andy Lin, CEO of VisualOn. “We are thrilled that NAVER has selected VisualOn to bring its subscribers’ digital content to life. As global experts in scalable solutions for cross-platform streaming media playback, we’re well-positioned to help NAVER scale its Live/VOD streaming services.”

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About Naver
NAVER Corporation is Korea’s premier Internet company, operating the nation’s top search portal “Naver” (, Korea’s first online children’s portal “Jr. Naver” (, and the nation’s first online donation portal “Happybean” ( With search as the company’s core business, NAVER Corporation is pioneering the digital way of life by continuously rolling out innovative and convenient services. Numerous Internet service index surveys demonstrate that the company is regarded as the undisputed leader in Korea’s online service industry. NAVER Corporation is advancing into the South East Asian and overseas market via its subsidiary ‘LINE Corporation’. LINE has successfully solidified a global business foundation with its mobile messenger service ‘LINE’ and other innovative services like LINE TV.

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About VisualOn
VisualOn, Inc. is a Silicon Valley-based multimedia software company that enables rich entertainment experiences across smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, streaming devices, set-top boxes, and other connected devices. VisualOn’s unique patented technology is designed to be platform independent for ease of integration, with optimized quality, performance, and minimal power consumption. VisualOn supports streaming, VOD, mobile TV, and other multimedia applications with superior quality levels that enable content providers to reach their target audience. VisualOn’s OnStream MediaPlayer+ enables content providers to get their services to market quicker in a scalable manner and overcome device and service fragmentation. The product also provides features and functionality to support content security via third part DRM integration, built in player analytics, tracking and AD enablement.

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May 31, 2016 at 3:21 pm

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EVNHCMC and Trilliant Deliver Vietnam’s First Smart City Communications Platform

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-With pioneering network at Saigon’s Hi-Tech Park, EVNHCMC takes foundational step to smart energy future

BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — Ho Chi Minh Power Corporation in Vietnam (EVNHCMC) and Trilliant, the global leader in enterprise-wide smart energy communications, have delivered an end-to-end RF mesh communications platform for Ho Chi Minh City.

The innovative network is showcased at Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP), the $1.5 billion business park that is the centerpiece of Vietnam’s bid to make Ho Chi Minh City the Silicon Valley of the Pacific. Trilliant’s Smart Communications Platform provides a secure network connecting EVNHCMC’s metering infrastructure with the “who’s who” of global tech firms at SHTP.

The project was designed to demonstrate the optimal approach to smart energy communications to support energy efficiency and reliability for EVNHCMC. The utility’s Deputy General Director Tran Khiem Tuan said, “The positive results of the Saigon Hi-Tech Park project have helped us to determine new technology directions for the future.”

Trilliant’s Smart Communications Platform, the only proven, globally available RF mesh solution for AMI and distribution automation networks, extends from customer meters at Hi-Tech Park to EVNHCMC’s operations center.

The unified solution uses a combination of interoperable wireless spectrum technologies (including both 2.4 and 5.8 gigahertz) to establish a high-performance virtual private network across the entire enterprise. By providing multiple technologies within a single platform, Trilliant helped EVNHCMC meet its need for enterprise wide communications cost-effectively, without unnecessary costs of integrating multiple vendors’ solutions.

The superior bandwidth of the Trilliant Smart Communications Platform provides EVNHCMC ample capacity to add distributed energy resources, energy efficiency or advanced demand side management tools and supports future uses for smart technology and internet of things (IoT) applications.

Trilliant has been recognized for its excellence in meeting the communications needs of the Asia Pacific region, including being named “Innovative Business of the Year” by the Asia Power & Electricity World in May 2015. The company also received Frost & Sullivan’s highest honor, being named “2015 Global Company of the Year” for its service to the global distributed automation industry.

Power Corporation Ho Chi Minh City (EVNHCMC) is one of five electricity distribution utilities of Vietnam Electricity (EVN). EVNHCMC’s main task is to distribute electricity in Ho Chi Minh City. For more information:  or

About Trilliant
Trilliant offers the energy industry’s only enterprise-wide Smart Communications Platform for connecting the internet of things (IoT) through a secure, standards-based, multi-technology, open spectrum solution. With three decades’ experience and the most field-proven and globally compliant solution, Trilliant maximizes smart grid and smart city investments and makes operations future-ready.

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May 31, 2016 at 3:17 pm

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Huawei Drives Industry Dialogue for the Acceleration of Ultra-Broadband Development in Asia

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-Regional industry partners affirm commitment towards development of broadband infrastructure and services

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Huawei today co-hosted the Ultra-Broadband Summit 2016 inSingapore with the Broadband Commission, a well-known regional telecom established by the ITU and UNESCO. The summit brought together over 300 industry influencers and telecom leaders to discuss how the private and public sectors can work together to accelerate the development of ultra-broadband infrastructure and services across the Asia Pacific region. Held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Ministry of Technology and Communications representatives, operators and industry experts gathered at the event to explore win-win collaboration on broadband infrastructure and services development within the region.

Joe Deng, President of Carrier Business, Huawei Southern Pacific hopes to create win-win ultra-broadband development opportunities together with the industry players at the summit.
Joe Deng, President of Carrier Business, Huawei Southern Pacific hopes to create win-win ultra-broadband development opportunities together with the industry players at the summit.

At his opening speech, Joe Deng, President of Carrier Business, Huawei Southern Pacific Region, said that the focus of the summit was to create win-win ultra-broadband development opportunities through industry collaboration with players across the ecosystem. The vision of UBB summit was to provide Ultra-Broadband connectivity for wider coverage, faster speed, and better experiences for all end-users in the Asia Pacific.

According to an OVUM research, OTT video is the growth engine for the entire visual entertainment industry, and Asia Pacific OTT is one of the fastest growing video sectors contributing to the 2020 digital lifestyle. The biggest challenge with video being a basic service is the network transformation, from technology-driven to being customer-experience-driven.  Hence, the U-vMOS standard released by ITU to measure video experience is important for operators to establish and offer the best experience-oriented networks.

At the summit, leading analyst firm, OVUM, presented the world’s first Asia Pacific Video Experience Index. The Index covers data collected from 17 countries across the Asia Pacific using the U-vMOS (User, Unified, Ubiquitous-Mean Opinion Score for Video) standard. The standard provides a unified measurement for user experience, which acts as a guide for operators in the video industry to enhance user satisfaction and to make multiple-screen, multiple-network and multiple-service experience in video possible. Leading the Asia Pacificregion is Singapore with the highest U-vMOS score, followed by New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia, South Korea and Japan, while emerging markets clocked in lower U-vMOS scores.

“The move into a new era of Gigaband will see a proliferation of services and trends such as 4K Video, Virtual Reality, Smart Home and Cloud services. Huawei believes that an ultrafast, agile and simplified network is a must to enable continuous innovation in those fronts. Let’s work together with policy makers, video content players and other industries to bring the benefits of Gigaband to all,” said Daniel Tang, CTO, Fixed Network Business Unit, Huawei.

The Ultra-Broadband Summit 2016 is a platform for discussions between policy makers, futurists, business leaders, video content and service partner, as well as technology pioneers that span across a variety of industries. The regional top operators came together with broadband industry stakeholders to exchange ideas on innovation, best practices, and models for sustainable growth.

The Ultra-Broadband Summit 2016 started its world tour in Hong Kong before making its way to Singapore,Dubai, Moscow, South Africa and Argentina. The summit is a platform for open, in-depth discussion aiming to promote exchanges with regional carrier executives and broadband industry partners to maximise the potential of ultra-broadband. The summit aims to facilitate the sharing of innovative ideas, success stories, and plans for sustainable industry development.

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About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider. Our aim is to enrich life and improve efficiency through a better connected world, acting as a responsible corporate citizen, innovative enabler for the information society, and collaborative contributor to the industry. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services are used in more than 170 countries and regions, serving over one-third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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May 31, 2016 at 12:16 pm

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MediaTek Introduces Pump Express 3.0 Its Fastest Battery Charging Solution for Smartphones

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-Charge your phone battery in almost half the time as current competing technologies

HSINCHU, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ — Today’s high-powered smartphones have battery demanding applications and users. To help consumers quickly re-charge and stay connected to their world, MediaTek today launched Pump Express 3.0, its fastest battery charging technology to date.

MediaTek, a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC), developed Pump Express 3.0 to charge a smartphone battery from zero to 70 percent in as little as 20 minutes. That’s almost twice as fast as competing solutions currently on the market and five times faster than conventional charging. With Pump Express 3.0 users can charge for five minutes and talk for four hours.*

“The engineering challenge in the smartphone world today is satisfying consumer demand for powerful, rich multimedia features without needing to plug in their phones all day long,” said Jeffrey Ju, Executive Vice President and co-Chief Operating Officer. “Our technology lets consumers power up quickly to stay connected, on the go and using their favorite applications whether for work or play instead of tethered to an outlet.”

Pump Express 3.0 is the world’s first solution to enable direct charge through Type-C USB power delivery. Direct charging bypasses charging circuitry inside the phone and prevents the device from overheating while also routing electrical current from the adaptor directly to the battery.

Pump Express 3.0 is an ultra safe charging solution with bi-directional communication and 20-plus safety and device protection systems built-in, including preventing device or charger overheating issues. MediaTek uses its own SoC technology in combination with technology advancements from Richtek, a company MediaTek recently acquired, to control heat issues and quick charge devices.

“Pump Express 3.0 is another example of MediaTek bringing better experiences to device makers and consumers,” said Ju. “We continue to push the limits of what technology can do without making it complicated for the end user.”

MediaTek’s earlier fast charging technology, Pump Express 2.0, is used by major brands including Sony, Lenovo, Gionee and Meizu. Key improvements included in Pump Express 3.0 include higher charging speeds, higher charging efficiency and lower phone temperatures when charging.  With direct charging, MediaTek cut power dissipation by more than 50 percent from Pump Express 2.0.

MediaTek Pump Express 3.0 technology will be available in the MediaTek Helio series P20 with devices expected to be in the market by end of 2016. It will also be available in future smartphone chipsets and can be added to MediaTek smartphone SoCs upon request by customers.

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*Charge five minutes, talk for four hours based on 3G talking deep idle conditions, including dark screen and modem on.

About MediaTek
Since 1997, MediaTek has been a pioneering fabless semiconductor company and a market leader in cutting-edge systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile devices, wireless networking, HDTV, DVD and Blu-ray. Our tightly-integrated, innovative chip designs help manufacturers optimize supply chains, reduce the development time of new products, and extend a competitive edge in crowded markets. Through MediaTek Labs, the company is also building a developer hub that will support device creation, application development, and services for the Internet of Things era. By building technologies that help connect individuals to the world around them, MediaTek is enabling people to expand their horizons and more easily achieve their goals. We believe anyone can achieve something amazing. And, we believe they can do it every single day. We call this idea Everyday Genius and it drives everything we do. Visit for more information.

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May 31, 2016 at 12:15 pm

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Goodman Group Secures Lease with Amazon for One Million Square Feet of Logistics Space at Goodman Commerce Center Eastvale, CA

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LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Goodman Group (Goodman or Group), one of the world’s largest industrial property groups, with a global network spanning 16 countries and over $25 billion (A$33 billion) of assets under management, today announces that its wholly owned North American subsidiary, Goodman Birtcher, has secured a long-term lease with Amazon for a one million square feet logistics center at its Goodman Commerce Center Eastvale, California.

The facility is the first of two buildings which will comprise a two million square foot distribution campus and is being constructed by Goodman Birtcher as part of its overall Goodman Commerce Center Eastvale development. This new 205 acre mixed-use development, which is located directly off the Cantu-Galleano Ranch Road Exit on the I-15, will offer a variety of space options, including distribution, business park, retail and medical.

Brandon Birtcher, CEO of Goodman Birtcher said: “We are delighted to complete this leasing deal with Amazon and welcome them to Goodman Commerce Center Eastvale. Amazon found our state-of-the-art logistics center a good match for its operational requirements.”

As one of the largest global industrial property groups, Goodman has world-class expertise in managing and developing tailored logistics and warehousing solutions for a range of customers, which has provided it with a deep understanding of the unique requirements of the e-commerce sector. Goodman has developed and manages some of the largest e-commerce distribution centres around the world and this sector is one of the key drivers of Goodman’s business.

“E-commerce logistics requires strategic locations with innovative design to help our customers efficiently process, sort and distribute goods to their demanding online customers,” said Greg Goodman, Group CEO of Goodman Group. “As a leader in e-commerce logistics design, Goodman is distinguished by its property management services, enabling customers to modify and upgrade the property to stay competitive in a fast-moving industry.”

The new lease reflects the strong customer enquiry for Class A space being experienced in the Inland Empire market and as a result, Goodman Birtcher will shortly commence the development of the second 1 million square foot logistics center at Goodman Commerce Center Eastvale.

Goodman Commerce Center Eastvale is one of a number of projects in Goodman Birtcher’s US$2.3 billionidentified US development pipeline, which will provide 17.7 million square feet of Class A logistics space. Goodman Birtcher continues to execute its US strategy, which is focused on growing its portfolio organically, targeting selective development and value add opportunities in the key logistics and industrial markets of Inland Empire, Greater Los Angeles, Northern New Jersey and Central Pennsylvania.

Over the last 12 months, Goodman Birtcher has completed 3.3 million square feet of Class A development product in the Inland Empire West and Greater Los Angeles logistics markets, with a further 2.6 million square feet currently under construction. This is consistent with Goodman’s ongoing commitment to servicing the needs of its global customer base through the development of modern, well-located properties for long-term ownership.

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May 31, 2016 at 11:52 am

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NUS Engineering team develops novel technology to “print” customised tablets for personalised medicine

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have found a way to make personalised medicinecheaper and easier. Imagine if you could combine the myriad of pills you need to take for your ailment in just one tablet; or if you need only to take the medication once a day and the drug will be slowly released throughout the day at different rates to treat your illness; or if doctors could easily make tablets on the spot that are tailored to each patient’s needs.

All these could become a reality with a new method of tablet fabrication designed by Assistant Professor Soh Siowling and PhD student Ms. Sun Yajuan from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering. The novel system can make customisable pills that release drugs with any desired release profiles.

Customised tablets for optimal therapeutic results

Releasing drugs in a timely manner is important for optimal therapeutic effect in the human body. Different types of clinical circumstances may call for different types of timed release of drugs.

While there are some existing tablet-production methods, including 3D printing, that can allow certain flexibility, they have their limitations — low dosage, release profiles that are non-continuous, or the drugs are released in a large burst in the initial stage, and poor durability of the tablet given its quick breakdown. These methods are also only able to fabricate tablets that release drugs with a limited type of profiles.

A fully customisable fabrication method

“For a long time, personalised tablet has been a mere concept as it was far too complex or expensive to be realised. This new tablet fabrication method is a game changer — it is technically simple, relatively inexpensive and versatile. It can be applied at individualised settings where physicians could produce customised pills on the spot for patients, or in mass production settings by pharmaceutical companies,” said Asst Prof Soh.

Instead of manufacturing the drug tablet by printing layer by layer, the drug tablet designed by the NUS team consists of three components, including a polymer containing the drug in a specifically designed shape that will determine the rate of release of the drug. By adjusting the shape of the drug-containing polymer, it is thus possible to release drugs at any desired rate.

Using the system designed by the NUS team, a doctor only needs to draw the desired release profile in a computer software to generate a template for making tablets specific to a patient’s treatment, which can then be used to easily produce the desired pills using a 3D printer. The system is easy to use and does not involve any complex mathematical computation whenever a new release profile is needed. The fully customisable system is able to create a template to print tablets for any release profile.

The use of a commercially available 3D printer in this method also makes it a relatively cheap way of making personalised medicine a reality.

In drug delivery, it is also important to administer more than one type of drug into the human body simultaneously to treat an illness. This fabrication method can also be modified to include multiple types of drugs loaded within the same tablet — and more importantly, each drug can be customised to release at different rates even within the same tablet.

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Source: National University of Singapore

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Malaysian International Furniture Fair Announces 2017 Dates

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-Exclusive Privileges for Expanded 2018 Show at MITEC

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — The Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF), Southeast Asia’s largest annual industry trade show, returns fromMarch 8-11 next year and exhibitors taking part will enjoy exclusive privileges for the bigger 2018 show at the new Malaysian International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).

Dato’ Dzulkifli Mahmud, MATRADE CEO
Dato’ Dzulkifli Mahmud, MATRADE CEO


The 2017 fair will be held again at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) and Matrade Exhibition and Convention Centre (MECC) marking the 23rd year of MIFF in business and continued growth as the region’s most prominent global furniture sourcing centre for buying professionals from 140 countries and regions.

Highlights of MIFF 2017 include the designation of its office furniture segment as MIFF Office to underline its status as the largest one-stop showroom for office furniture in the region, according to show organiser, UBM Malaysia.

In 2018, MIFF will expand by 25% to 100,000 square metres with MITEC as a co-venue with PWTC. The show is traditionally held in March. Dato’ Dzulkifli Mahmud, CEO of Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation, welcomes MIFF’s expansion.

“MIFF is the longest serving international furniture fair and recognised as the largest furniture related industry event in the region. The MIFF brand has become synonymous with international buyers to Malaysia. MIFF has been taking place at PWTC, and for over a decade also at the current MATRADE venue, indoor and outdoor. We look forward to MIFF 2018 expanding further in March, by occupying the exhibition space at MITEC as soon as the new venue is ready,” he said.

MIFF General Manager Ms Karen Goi said with MITEC, the show will finally be able to offer larger booth space and even better facilities to exhibitors and visitors in 2018.

“As a thank-you for their continued support, exhibitors taking part in 2017 stand to receive priority in selecting their location and special booth package in MITEC in 2018. Our hard work to make the show even better every year is rewarded by the high 80% rate of returning exhibitors and very good number of first time buyers.”

MIFF achieved record sales of US$908 million this year with 500 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions, and a turnout of nearly 20,000 trade visitors. The show was also the launch platform for the UBM-Alibaba B2B strategic alliance to start a new generation of O2O (online-to-offline) trade experience for global furniture buyers.

Booking of exhibition space and more information on MIFF are available on

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Malaysian International Furniture Fair (MIFF) is an export-oriented furniture trade show held annually in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It is also a global leading trade show approved by UFI, The Global Association for Exhibition Industry. Since 1995, MIFF has nurtured invaluable partnerships between thousands of buyers and furniture makers across the globe.

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