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Heraeus Photovoltaics Prevails in Taiwan Patent Decision

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TAIPEI, Taiwan /PRNewswire/ —

Taiwan Intellectual Property Court confirms validity of patent for company’s conductive paste

Heraeus Photovoltaics, the worldwide leading supplier of metallization solutions to the PV industry, announced that the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court confirmed the validity of Heraeus’ Taiwan Patent No. I432539 by an interlocutory judgment and dismissed Giga Solar Materials Corporation’s invalidity defense.

On June 10, 2015, Heraeus filed a complaint with the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court against Giga Solar Materials Corporation for patent infringement of Heraeus’ Taiwan Patent No. I432539. The litigation is still pending before the Intellectual Property Court. Heraeus is confident that its allegation for the pending issues (including the infringement issue) will be supported by the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court.

On December 30, 2015, the China Patent Reexamination Board confirmed the validity of Heraeus’ Chinese Patent No. 201010529562.7, which is related to Heraeus’ Taiwan Patent No. I432539. The company holds the belief that the two favorable decisions in China and Taiwan further strengthen Heraeus’ intellectual property rights.

Heraeus’ Taiwan Patent No. I432539 discloses a use of a conductive paste for forming a solar cell electrode, including: a conductive powder comprising silver as a main component; glass frit; and an organic vehicle, wherein the glass frit contains tellurium glass frit having 30 to 90 mol% of tellurium oxide as a network-forming component. The patented technology makes it possible to form a solar cell electrode having a low dependence on firing temperature without causing problems due to fire-through into the substrate, and to thereby obtain a solar cell having good solar cell characteristics.

“We are very pleased that the Taiwan Intellectual Property Court concluded that our patent is valid,” said Andreas Liebheit, President of the Heraeus Photovoltaics Global Business Unit. He added, “We make significant investments in our R&D for one reason: to constantly deliver new ideas and greater value for our customers so they can make their products more innovative and their businesses more successful. The court’s favorable ruling is a win for our customers.”

About Heraeus

Heraeus Photovoltaics is the industry leading developer and manufacturer of silver metallization pastes for the photovoltaic industry. Heraeus, the technology group headquartered in Hanau, Germany, is a leading international family-owned company formed in 1851. Among other products, it offers a wide range of solutions for the renewable energy industry. From optimized power electronic modules, efficiency boosting additives for energy storage up to solutions for hydrogen productions. In the 2015 financial year, Heraeus generated revenues without precious metals of EUR 1.9 bn and a total revenue of EUR 12.9 bn. With approximately 12,500 employees worldwide in more than 100 subsidiaries in 38 countries, Heraeus holds a leading position in its global markets.

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Kevin Chen
Corporate Communications Manager
Heraeus Greater China Regional Headquarters
Heraeus (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Phone: +86-21-3357-5261
Fax: +86-21-3357-5230

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August 9, 2016 at 5:35 pm

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Diebold And Wincor Nixdorf Achieve Satisfaction Of Final Closing Condition For Business Combination

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– Diebold receives unconditional clearance in Poland, satisfying all closing conditions for planned acquisition of Wincor Nixdorf AG

– Takeover offer expected to be settled on Aug. 15

NORTH CANTON, Ohio /PRNewswire/ — Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD), a global leader in financial self-service technology, services and software, announced today that it received antitrust clearance in Poland for its planned acquisition of Wincor Nixdorf AG (FWB: WIN). As a result, the company has attained all antitrust clearances required as a closing condition under the offer document for the acquisition. All closing conditions required for the consummation of the takeover offer are now satisfied and the takeover offer is expected to be settled on Aug. 15.

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The offer consideration, in total consisting of 9,928,514 newly issued common shares of Diebold and approximately €891.7 million in cash, will be distributed to the shareholders of Wincor Nixdorf that tendered their shares in the offer at the time of settlement. Diebold has applied for listing of the newly issued Diebold common shares on the New York Stock Exchange and will apply for listing of all 89,907,516 of its common shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Trading of the tendered Wincor Nixdorf shares on the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange will cease after the end of the regular stock exchange trading hours on Aug. 5, 2016.

For more information about the business combination between Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf, please visit


In connection with the proposed business combination with Wincor Nixdorf, Diebold has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which was declared effective by the SEC on February 5, 2016, that includes a prospectus of Diebold to be used in connection with the takeover offer. In addition, on February 4, 2016, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, “BaFin”) approved the publication of the offer document in German in connection with the takeover offer. Diebold has published the German offer document on February 5, 2016. The acceptance period for the takeover offer expired at the end of March 22, 2016 (Central European Time), and the statutory additional acceptance period expired at the end of April 12, 2016 (Central European Summer Time).

INVESTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROSPECTUS AND THE OFFER DOCUMENT, AS WELL AS OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN OR WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC OR BaFin OR PUBLISHED AT DIEBOLD’S WEBSITE at UNDER THE INVESTOR RELATIONS SECTION, REGARDING THE PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION AND THE OFFER BECAUSE THESE DOCUMENTS CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. You may obtain a free copy of the prospectus, an English translation of the offer document, and other related documents filed by Diebold with the SEC on the SEC’s website at The prospectus and other documents relating thereto may also be obtained for free by accessing Diebold’s website at under the Investor Relations section. You may obtain a free copy of the offer document on BaFin’s website at, and, along with an English translation thereof, at Diebold’s website at under the Investor Relations section. Further, upon request, you may obtain a copy of the offer document free of charge from Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft, Taunusanlage 12, 60325 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, or e-mail to dct.tender‑ or by telefax to +49 69 910 38794.

This document is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares of Wincor Nixdorf or Diebold. Terms and further provisions regarding the public offer are disclosed in the offer document, which was published on February 5, 2016, and in documents filed or that will be filed with the SEC. Investors and holders of Wincor Nixdorf-Shares, or of such instruments conferring a right to directly or indirectly acquire Wincor Nixdorf shares, are strongly encouraged to read the prospectus, the offer document and all documents in connection with the public offer because these documents contain important information.

No offering of securities will be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and a German offer document in accordance with applicable European regulations, including the German Securities Acquisition and Takeover Act and the German Securities Prospectus Act (Wertpapierprospektgesetz). Subject to certain exceptions to be approved by the relevant regulators or certain facts to be ascertained, the public offer would not be made directly or indirectly, in or into any jurisdiction where to do so would constitute a violation of the laws of such jurisdiction, or by use of the mails or by any means or instrumentality (including without limitation, facsimile transmission, telephone and the internet) of interstate or foreign commerce, or any facility of a national securities exchange, of any such jurisdiction.


Certain statements contained in this communication regarding matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These include statements regarding management’s intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations or forecasts for the future including, without limitation, the proposed business combination with Wincor Nixdorf and the takeover offer. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current expectations of Diebold and involve risks and uncertainties; consequently, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the statements. Such forward-looking statements may include statements about the business combination and the offer, the likelihood that such transaction is consummated and the effects of any transaction on the businesses and financial conditions of Diebold or Wincor Nixdorf, including synergies, pro forma revenue, targeted operating margin, net debt to EBITDA ratios, accretion to earnings and other financial or operating measures. By their nature, forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that may or may not occur in the future. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industries in which Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf operate may differ materially from those made in or suggested by the forward-looking statements contained in this document. In addition, risks and uncertainties related to the contemplated business combination between Diebold and Wincor Nixdorf include, but are not limited to, the expected timing and likelihood of the completion of the contemplated business combination, the timing, receipt and terms and conditions of any governmental and regulatory approvals that could reduce anticipated benefits or cause the parties to abandon the transaction, the ability to successfully integrate the businesses, the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the business combination agreement, risks related to disruption of management time from ongoing business operations due to the contemplated business combination, the risk that any announcements relating to the contemplated business combination could have adverse effects on the market price of Diebold’s common shares, and the risk that the contemplated transactions or the potential announcement of other transactions could have an adverse effect on the ability of Diebold to retain and hire key personnel and maintain relationships with its suppliers, and on its operating results and businesses generally. These risks, as well as other risks associated with the contemplated business combination, are more fully discussed in the prospectus that is attached as Annex 4 to the German offer document and has been filed with the SEC. Additional risks and uncertainties are identified and discussed in Diebold’s reports filed with the SEC and available at the SEC’s website at Any forward‑looking statements speak only as at the date of this document. Except as required by applicable law, neither Diebold nor Wincor Nixdorf undertakes any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

About Diebold

Diebold, Incorporated (NYSE: DBD) provides the technology, software and services that connect people around the world with their money – bridging the physical and digital worlds of cash conveniently, securely and efficiently. Since its founding in 1859, Diebold has evolved to become a leading provider of exceptional self-service innovation, security and services to financial, commercial, retail and other markets.

Diebold has approximately 15,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered near Canton, Ohio, USA. Visit Diebold at or on Twitter:

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August 9, 2016 at 5:25 pm

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Nestle Omega Plus and Yayasan Jantung Malaysia to Organize the 15th Walk-A-Mile, Raising Awareness for Heart Health

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-Preventative heart care needs to be a top-of-mind consideration for Malaysians
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — To encourage Malaysians to take action for their heart health now instead of much later when the symptoms of heart disease have already manifested, brands such as Nestle Omega Plus have made it their mission to be Malaysia’s heart health advocate. Saturday Sept 3rd will see Malaysians young and old converge on Lake Gardens (Perdana Botanical Gardens) for Walk-A-Mile, Malaysia’s longest running walk for heart health advocacy, jointly organised by Nestle Omega Plus and Yayasan Jantung Malaysia (YJM).

Walk-A-Mile by Nestle Omega Plus Milk and YJM encourages Malaysians to move for heart health
Walk-A-Mile by Nestle Omega Plus Milk and YJM encourages Malaysians to move for heart health
“For the past 14 years, Nestle Omega Plus has reached out to Malaysians to take charge and care for their heart through Walk-A-Mile in collaboration with YJM and we look forward with great excitement to sharing heart healthy activities with everyone at Walk-A-Mile. Caring for your heart does need to be a big monumental step, simply taking the stairs or swapping sugary treats with fresh fruits and drinking two glasses of Nestle Omega Plus with added plant sterols daily to manage cholesterol can improve your heart health,” said Ng Su Yen, Business Executive Manager, Milks of Nestle Malaysia.

Preventative heart care is not a top-of-mind consideration for most Malaysian adults, as heart disease is usually perceived as an illness that affects the elderly1. Research has proven this is not the case – in fact, Malaysians in their thirties are now more likely to have arteries which are similar to a person aged seventy years old due to their lifestyles2. The sad conclusion is that Malaysians are simply succumbing to heart disease at a younger age.

For single parent, Linda Chan, 57, long working hours in her younger years coupled with regular seafood feasts now with her family when eating out pose a challenge for her to manage her heart health. To balance it up, she will try to be more vigilant with her diet the next day, such as opting for steamed dishes at home and drinking milk with added plant sterols to block cholesterol.

“I’ve had friends who passed away at the age of 37 from heart health issues, just gone in their sleep,” she recalled. “Don’t think that heart disease or fatalities only happen to people at my age, cholesterol and heart problems don’t develop overnight and I would definitely urge my daughter to look into ways of managing her heart health as early on as possible.”

The 2015 National Health and Morbidity Survey revealed that nearly 20 million Malaysians above the age of 18 years are at risk of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), which may in turn lead to the development of heart disease. One out of two Malaysians are suffering from high cholesterol. Heart disease manifests itself in many different forms — a heart attack, narrowing of arteries, abnormal heart rhythms, breaking down of the heart valve or heart muscle and degeneration of blood vessels, amongst others. Collectively they are known as cardiovascular heart disease, or CHD.

Holistic management of heart health comprise of regular medical check-ups, daily exercise and eating a balanced diet
Holistic management of heart health comprise of regular medical check-ups, daily exercise and eating a balanced diet
There are 3 key factors to manage your heart health holistically. Aim to get some form of physical activity every day — the American Heart Association suggests a combination of moderate and vigorous activity thirty minutes a day, five times a week. Anything that makes your body move and burn calories is considered physical activity. Walking more is a great way to improve heart health.

Even if you don’t have any heart issues, it’s important to not miss your heart health check-ups with your doctor. Ask questions about your numbers: blood pressure, cholesterol, heart rate, blood glucose and weight. These numbers will help to provide a benchmark for upcoming check-ups.

Eat a balanced diet – at the dining table, aim to fill half your plate with vegetables and fruits, consume milk with added plant sterols to block the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. Plant sterols are especially effective in lowering cholesterol levels — according to Heart UK, the Cholesterol Charity, plant sterols can reduce cholesterol levels by up to 10% when taken at optimal doses and as part of a diet low in saturated fat in just over 3 weeks. They are considered to be the most effective single food that can lower cholesterol as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Plant sterols can be found in small amounts in many grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, and seeds. However you may have to eat very large amounts of these items to have an effect on your cholesterol, with Nestle Omega Plus, you only need to drink two glasses a day to manage cholesterol levels.

Take charge of your heart health now, register at to join Walk-A-Mile 2016

1 Caring For The Heart. Prof Datuk Paduka Dr Wan Azman Wan Ahmad, Professor of Medicine and Cardiology. 21-Dec-15 17:10
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2 Renganayar, C. (2016, April 24). Young people, ageing arteries. New Straits Times Online.
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NESTLE OMEGA PLUS® is the only milk that has ACTICOL®, plant sterols that help lower cholesterol by blocking the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. NESTLE OMEGA PLUS® Milk also contains high calcium to keep bones strong. Just 2 servings of NESTLE OMEGA PLUS® each day has been scientifically proven to lower cholesterol levels*. It is available in 150g, 600g and 1kg powder format, and ready-to-drink UHT format of 200ml six-pack cluster. For more information, visit

*Thomsen AB, et al. Eur J Clin Nutr 2004; 58:860-870

About Nestle Malaysia

Nestle, the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturer and a leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, is headquartered in Switzerland. Since 1866, Nestle has been committed to providing high quality, tasty, safe and nutritious products to our consumers, in line with our promise of Good Food, Good Life. Nourishing Malaysians since 1912, Nestle has earned the trust of our consumers through our quality brands and products, as well as our commitment to improve the lives of the communities in which we operate. At Nestle, our consumers are at the heart of everything we do. We aim to delight our consumers by offering the best quality products; staying true to our Swiss roots while maintaining our Halal excellence and integrity. To learn more about how we have been nourishing Malaysians for over a century, do visit or our Facebook page at

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August 9, 2016 at 4:58 pm

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Asia Plantation Capital Berhad and Johor Motorsports Sdn Bhd Announce Joint Venture to Manage Plantation

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Award-winning, sustainable plantation management company, Asia Plantation Capital Berhad (APCB), has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Johor Motorsports Sdn Bhd (JMS), a Malaysian based specialist developer of motor racing circuits and lifestyle-related services catering specifically to motoring enthusiasts. The partnership between the two companies will allow the motor racing facility to achieve its targeted aim of being carbon neutral.

Lynda Eunos, Marketing and Communications Manager of JMS, Denis Lian, CEO of JMS, YAM Tunku Idris Iskandar, Tunku Temenggong Johor, Steve Watts, CEO of APCB and Syed Aizat, Operations Director of APCB.
Lynda Eunos, Marketing and Communications Manager of JMS, Denis Lian, CEO of JMS, YAM Tunku Idris Iskandar, Tunku Temenggong Johor, Steve Watts, CEO of APCB and Syed Aizat, Operations Director of APCB.
Following its procurement of the Johor Circuit in 2016, JMS has embarked on an ambitious project to redevelop the iconic circuit to become a world-class lifestyle motorsports facility by 2018. The revamped Johor facility will feature an FIA Class 2/FIM Grade B circuit that is 4km in length, comprising 12 turns, and with significant elevation and camber changes.

Under the terms of the JV Agreement, APCB will develop JMS’ 50 acres of land at the Johor Circuit, by sustainably growing and managing its plantation. The plantation will consist of Aquilaria trees, from which the highly prized agarwood is derived, as well as bamboo and other crops.

Johor Motorsports Sdn Bhd and APCB signing the Memorandum of Understanding.
Johor Motorsports Sdn Bhd and APCB signing the Memorandum of Understanding.
Furthermore, the Johor Circuit will also incorporate multiple, vertical services rarely seen at a motorsports facility, such as F&B, retail shopping, private members club, gated community, vehicle bonded storage, track car rental service, tyre fitting and aftermarket auto services, a skid pan, racing academy, theme park, karting track, off-road trail, onsite fuel station, solar farm, water harvesting and sustainable plantation management – which ensures that the entire site achieves a carbon neutral footprint.

The MOU was signed on the 7th of August 2016, in the presence of His Highness, Tunku Idris Iskandar Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Tunku Temenggong Johor, who incorporated JMS in 2015.

Steve Watts, CEO of Asia Plantation Capital Berhad, commented, “We are extremely honoured to be partnering with Johor Motorsports Sdn Bhd in the management of their plantations, and to be part of this fascinating project. Aligning with our mission and commitment to ‘lead the way in sustainable plantation management’, we are confident that this collaboration will be highly successful and add immense value to our presence in Malaysia.”

Denis Lian, CEO of Johor Motorsports Sdn Bhd, said, “We are very pleased to enter into this joint venture partnership with Asia Plantation Capital Berhad, as it will fulfil our internal mandate of developing a green and sustainable plantation eco-system within the Johor Circuit. With APC’s expertise and plantation management experience, it will not only provide us with a luscious environment – which is not usually associated with a motorsports facility – but it will also be the key to helping us achieve a carbon neutral footprint.”

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For further information, please contact:

Samantha Tham
PR & Marketing Executive, Asia Plantation Capital
Contact no: +65-6222-3386

Lynda Eunos
Marketing and Communications, Johor Motorsports Sdn Bhd
Contact no: +60-7357-1877

About Asia Plantation Capital Berhad

A pioneer in the industry, Asia Plantation Capital Berhad has been cultivating agarwood since 2009, and has the scientific knowledge and the techniques required to stimulate the resinous heartwood of the endangered Aquilaria tree by inoculation. It opened the largest agarwood distillery in Southeast Asia, and has been collaborating with several small to medium-sized plantations in Malaysia that lack the necessary skills and expertise to set up and manage their own Aquilaria tree plantations.

About Johor Motorsports Sdn Bhd

Johor Motorsports Sdn Bhd (JMS), incorporated in 2015 by His Highness, Tunku Idris Iskandar Ibni Sultan Ibrahim, Tunku Temenggong Johor, is located at the port district of Pasir Gudang, in Johor Bahru. The Johor Circuit has, for the past 30 years, been the home of motorsports for the southern region of Malaysia, as well as Singapore.

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August 9, 2016 at 1:19 pm

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Veritas Awarded Best Backup & Recovery Solution By NetworkWorld Asia

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-Magazine’s Editors and 100 Senior IT Professionals Across Asia Pacific Name Veritas the Winner in the NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards 2016

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Veritas Technologies, the leader in global information management, today announced Veritas Backup and Recovery solutions as the undisputed winner of the Backup and Recovery solution category at the NetworkWorld Asia (NWA) Information Management Awards 2016.

“At Veritas, we strive to provide the best-in-class solutions that enable organizations to protect, locate, and recover mission-critical information anytime and anywhere across the region,” said Chris Lin, Veritas’ Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific & Japan Region. “We are honored to be recognized by NetworkWorld Asia for our performance and leadership in backup and recovery, and value NetworkWorld Asia as a guide in the market to understand the rapidly-evolving technology landscape.”

Veritas’ Backup and Recovery solutions focus on helping enterprises to overcome information management challenges. Well-supported by Veritas professional services to address customers’ evolving data protection requirements, Veritas delivers trusted solutions including NetBackup which is a single solution for the entire enterprise available on a converged platform that can deployed as software or easy-to-deploy, highly scalable integrated appliance. New innovations such as Information Map also empowers enterprises to maximize their NetBackup investments by providing an immersive visual experience for users to gain insights into their information environment and make informed decisions to improve how their data is managed and accessed.

The NWA Information Management Awards are the only regional Editor’s Choice Awards to recognize Asia’s leaders in information security, storage and data management. The awards are backed by NetworkWorld Asia, Networks Asia, Security Asia and Storage Asia, including a team of editors, publishers, conference organizers and a panel of CIO advisors with broad industry experience and expertise. Launched in 2012, the NWA Information Management Awards recognizes Asia’s leaders in Information Security, Storage and Data Management for the huge advances made in these fields over the last few years.

“Veritas has once again has proven its understanding of the industry’s needs and market demands in the Asia Pacific region with their innovative solutions,” said Victor Ng, Editor-in-Chief of NetworkWorld Asia, Questex Media. “Being well positioned to help organizations tap into their data to gain more value, as well as to ensure their availability and recovery, is necessary in today’s ever-changing business marketplace. We are pleased to acknowledge them as the industry’s best today.”

About Veritas Technologies

Veritas Technologies enables organizations to harness the power of their information, with information management solutions serving the world’s largest and most complex environments. Veritas works with organizations of all sizes, including 86 percent of global Fortune 500 companies, improving data availability and revealing insights to drive competitive advantage.

Veritas, the Veritas logo, and Enterprise Vault are trademarks or registered trademarks of Veritas Technologies LLC or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. © 2016 Veritas Technologies. All rights reserved.

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Veritas Technologies
Belinda Lim
+65 6427 5564

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August 9, 2016 at 12:46 pm

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Myanmar’s Local Internet Company BOD Tech Co. Ltd Gives Cash Injection to Food Delivery Service

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-YangonD2D will expand its reach to Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw and its website has been relaunched
SINGAPORE, Aug. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BOD Tech Co. Ltd and founder, Mike Than Tun Win has given Myanmar’s leading food delivery service, YangonD2D a boost with a 50 percent equity investment.

The funding will be used to expand the service to the cities of Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw in addition to the commercial capital of Yangon. More than 50 restaurants participate in YangonD2D’s service, which allows for cash to be paid on delivery.

The centralised food delivery service website has no rivals, with tech innovation still in the emerging phases in Myanmar. YangonD2D processes around 4,000 orders per month and although the majority of its client base are expats, an increasing number of locals are starting to utilise the time-saving conveniences of the service. The company was founded in October 2013 by Egyptian expat Shady Ramadan and revenue is expected to top USD1 million this financial year. In February this year, YangonD2D and its founder were featured on BBC’s Capital series as one of Myanmar’s most exciting and innovative tech start-ups.

“Food and dining really is the heart and soul of a city, and Yangon has a lot to offer these days. I’m very pleased to announce this new investment as I’m certain it will bring greater convenience and choice to people in Yangon and beyond,” said Than.

YangonD2D has a team of delivery ‘messengers’, most of whom nip through Yangon’s congested roads on bicycles to collect orders from restaurants and deliver them to customers’ homes or offices. The environmentally-friendly delivery service incurs a minimal fee, can be scheduled in advance and is available 12 hours a day, seven days a week.

The website recently underwent a revamp as a result of the investment and now features user-friendly interface and an easy to navigate design, as well as a host of new restaurants, features and mobile apps.

“The decision to invest in YangonD2D was made for a number of reasons. Firstly, I believe that its founder Shady Ramadan demonstrated great vision when he set up Myanmar’s first food delivery service. I think that Myanmar’s online food delivery business will grow exponentially in the coming years, particularly as the traffic isn’t getting any better. Finally, with BOD Tech’s expertise in customer deliveries through its and businesses, YangonD2D is a great fit,” Mike Than Tun Win added.

Mike Than Tun Win did not disclose the sum of the investment, but said that a 50 percent equity investment into has been completed to provide funding and technological knowhow to power the company to expand its current fleet and develop in-house ‘last mile’ logistics services targeting e-commerce.

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Melissa Lim

Source: BOD Tech

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August 9, 2016 at 12:38 pm

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Updated RF Signal Spectrum Analyser from Tektronix Now In Stock at RS Components

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-Latest version of Tektronix’s USB-connected real-time spectrum analyser now in stock at RS, ideal for RF electronics design engineers in the factory or the field

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has introduced an addition to its extensive portfolio of high-performance cost-effective analysis tools with the latest and updated Tektronix USB real-time spectrum analyser, which offers improved functionality to electronics design engineers working with RF signals, and is ideal for field, factory or academic use.

The RSA306B, the latest RF signal analysis tool from Tektronix, adds new functionality and further benefits.
The RSA306B, the latest RF signal analysis tool from Tektronix, adds new functionality and further benefits.
The RSA306B, the latest RF signal analysis tool from Tektronix replacing the RSA306, adds new functionality and further benefits. The analyser’s wide frequency range from 9kHz to 6.2GHz covers the bandwidth from conducted EMI to the latest wireless LAN standard, allowing analysers to view data over the entire working spectrum.

Key features of the tool include: a minimum signal event duration of 100μs for 100% probability of intercept; and a real-time spectrum/spectrogram display over a 40MHz bandwidth, which minimises the time spent on transient discovery and interference hunting, allowing engineers an immediate insight into the toughest problems. Enhanced measurement options include mapping, modulation analysis, standards support and pulse measurements. Other specifications include a +20 to –160dBm measurement range and spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) of 60dBc (typical).

Ready to connect to a PC via its USB3.0 interface, the analyser operates with the SignalVu-PC software. This provides 17 spectrum and signal analysis measurements as standard and is the same analysis software as used on Tektronix’s high-performance signal analysers and oscilloscopes, providing users with measurement confidence and high flexibility while problem solving. Direct control of the RSA306B is provided via the API, which means that users can transfer data to other programs for further analysis; for example, also included is a MATLAB driver, which has support for Instrument Control Toolbox. Additionally, streaming capture to disk enables gapless recording of long-duration events to aid in troubleshooting and interference hunting.

The RSA306B performs a wide range of functions including radio emissions testing using quick, complete and time-saving EMI checks for pre-compliance and diagnostics. Troubleshooting can also be investigated using powerful debug tools such as DPX and Domain correlation. Bluetooth and WLAN testing and troubleshooting are provided using module support that speeds up testing for popular IoT wireless standards. Regulatory monitoring capability is also provided by the industry’s best open signal database, so users can see signal compliance at a glance.

The portable and lightweight device, measuring only 30.5 x 190.5 x 127mm and weighing only 560g, is compliant with Mil-STD-28800 Class 2 environmental, shock and vibration specifications, making it ideal for use in harsh conditions in problem areas, whether inside or outside and in either hot or cold environments.

About RS Components

RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronic components, electrical, automation and control, and test and measurement equipment, and engineering tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2016 had revenues of GBP1.29bn.

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August 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm

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Travel Platform Touristly Secures Investment Round From Tune Labs

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-After successfully raising an undisclosed pre-Series A round from Tune Group’s Tune Labs, Touristly is now in the process of integrating its travel activities platform with Tune Group companies and brands.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — After a recent win at Pitch@Palace Malaysia, Malaysian travel startup Touristly announced today that it has successfully secured a strategic investment from Tune Labs, a Kuala Lumpur-based startup incubator and accelerator headed by Tony Fernandes, Datuk Kamarudin Meranun, and Lim Kian Onn.

(L-R) Touristly CEO & Founder, Aaron Sarma and Gareth Lim, Co-Managing Partner of Tune Labs.
(L-R) Touristly CEO & Founder, Aaron Sarma and Gareth Lim, Co-Managing Partner of Tune Labs.
Aiming to accelerate its growth as the preeminent platform for travel itinerary planning, Touristly is currently in the midst of incorporating its platform with several companies in Tune Group, such as AirAsia’s Travel 3Sixty, Tune Hotels, Tune Protect, and AirAsia BIG, optimising the travel planning experience for travellers and holidaymakers.

“We are very excited to be part of the Tune Group family as it complements our services for travellers and tourists. After a traveller books their flights and accommodation, the natural next step is to plan the holiday itinerary itself and this is where we come in,” said Aaron Sarma, founder and CEO of Touristly.

“We currently offer 7,000 deals in over 70 destinations and we will be working to grow our base to shadow AirAsia and AirAsia X’s 120 destinations. This will be in favour of completing the travel experience for anyone who flies with the airline,” he added.

According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), travellers spend 40% of their travel budget on on-ground activities which amounts to about US$860 billion and Asia alone represents a market opportunity of at least US$100 billion. On a yearly basis, AirAsia flies 55 million passengers across the region and this integration intends to leverage on these two factors to gain an ancillary revenue, benefiting both parties.

“This Tune Labs and Touristly agreement provides a great example of how the Tune Group ecosystem can generate significant synergies with a startup, even at a relatively nascent stage. We look forward to working with Aaron and his team, establishing Touristly as the Asia Pacific traveller’s first port of call when planning and booking travel activities,” stated Arun Verma, Co-Managing Partner of Tune Labs.

“Touristly provides the Tune Group with a neat stepping stone to extend its presence along the travel and hospitality chain. AirAsia travellers, BIG Loyalty members, and Tune Hotels guests will now have easy access to a one-stop platform to plan, book, and purchase holiday activities — at a compelling price point consistent with Tune Group unique selling point — and share their travel experiences throughout Asia,” said Gareth Lim, Co-Managing Partner of Tune Labs.

Kicking off this partnership was Touristly’s integration with AirAsia BIG loyalty which took place in March, in view of allowing members to earn AirAsia BIG Points when they use the travel platform to create and book their holiday itineraries, followed by an integration with Tune Hotels, providing on-ground activity concierge services.

Touristly emerged as one of the two winners in the inaugural Pitch@Palace Malaysia and will be heading to Pitch@Palace Global at St James’s Place in the United Kingdom come December 2016. Established by the Duke of York, Pitch@Palace is a platform for showcasing technology startups to a global audience of influencers.

About Touristly

Launched in June 2015, Touristly is a platform that enables travellers to customize holidays with ease. Aiming to eliminate the process of searching through various websites and apps for the best deals, Touristly is a one stop centre for travellers’ on-location activities. A central feature on Touristly is the interactive trip planner that allows travellers to curate their own holidays with the thousands of deals available on the platform, share their itineraries, and book them with just a click of a button.

Touristly features over 7,000 deals on tours, attractions, activities, spas and restaurants in 70 destinations around Asia Pacific, and will be adding more destinations and tours around the world. The platform is currently working to integrate its services with the airlines, hotels, travel loyalty programs and travel agencies in the travel booking path.

Touristly has raised investments from Netrove Ventures Group, is a recipient of Cradle’s CIP500 Grant, and is also part of Cradle’s Coach & Grow Programme (CGP). Touristly also won the Duke of York’s Pitch@Palace Malaysia and will be making their way to Pitch@Palace Global at St. James’s Palace in the UK come December 2016, showcasing their business to key influencers and investors on a global stage.

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About Tune Labs

Tune Labs is a Kuala Lumpur-based venture capital vehicle established to identify, fund and nurture early stage companies in the travel, finance and retail sectors. Leveraging on the Tune Group’s extensive network of industries and vast entrepreneurial experience, the corporation aims to add value to startup companies at every stage of their growth, from idea validation to eventual commercialisation in multiple markets.

To facilitate the sourcing and development of these ventures, Tune Labs currently runs two startup development programmes an Incubator program (12 weeks start-up boot camp) and an Accelerator program. Aspiring entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and businesses that have potential application across the wider Tune ecosystem are welcome to apply for admission into the programs.

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Citi, L’Oreal, Unilever, Sephora and More Gathering to Discuss the Latest Marketing Strategies at LEAD 2016 – Asia’s Premium Event for the Modern Marketer

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — This coming October 5 and 6 in Singapore, key brands such as Fung Retailing, Southwest Airlines, Cambridge Analytica, Jack Morton Worldwide will be keynoting at LEAD 2016, a conference organised by Terrapinn, dedicated to marketing strategies. David Au, Group Managing Director, Marketing of Fung Retailing will open the conference with a presentation on using customer experience as a brand differentiator. Brooks Thomas, Communications Advisor of Southwest Airlines will be talking on managing a brand in a live setting. Shun Matsuzaka, Creative Planner of McCann Japan will be closing the keynote session with an interesting speech on how artificial intelligence is changing the creative process.

Other keynotes include Mark Hayes, Co-Author of The Growth Hacker’s Guide to the Galaxy & Founder of Rocketshp will talk on growth hacking, followed by a keynote panel discussion on establishing the tangible ROI of intangible marketing efforts, led by Simon Kahn, Chief Marketing Officer of Google, Lars Silberbauer, Senior Global Director of Social and Video of Lego and Scott Spirit, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Digital Officer of WPP.

LEAD 2016 will cover 4 aspects at the top of every marketer’s mind namely Loyalty, Experience, Analytics and Digital.

Other participating brands include:

Allard Sjollema, CEO, New Markets, Courts
Katharina Pohl, Head of Marketing, Asia, Cotton On Group
Jacqueline Loh, Head of Marketing, Product & Ancillary Revenue, Scoot
Zia Zaman, Chief Innovation Officer, MetLife Innovation Lab
Niamh Byrne, Regional Head, Customer Experience, APAC & EMEA, Citi
Priyanka Nath, Digital Marketing and Social Media Lead, SEA, Dell
Maunik Thacker, Senior Vice President Marketing, Marina Bay Sands
Dan Paris, Group Director — Business Development, TBWA\ Group Asia Pacific
Cameron Woods, Marketing Director — South Asia Zone, L’Oreal
Nandini Joshi, Head of Strategy, Sephora Digital
Karen Chan, Chief Digital Officer, Pizza Hut Asia
Tricia Weener, Head of Marketing Commercial Banking and Global Banking & Markets, Asia Pacific, HSBC
Benedict Ang, Associate Director, Business Risk Strategy & Efficiency (BRSE), ANZ Bank
Elvin Li, Head of R&D, Reebonz
Joao M. Rocco, Vice President, Global Brand Experience, ACCOR Hotels Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, ACCOR
Christopher Daguimol, Regional PR Director, ZALORA Group
Emma Heap , Managing Director, foodpanda Singapore
Michael Lisboa, Regional Experience Director, Havas Drive
Aseem Puri, Chief Marketing Officer, Unilever
Krishnan Menon, Chief Client Officer, Wunderman
Rayana Pandey, Social Editorial Lead, Digital Transformation, Consumer Business Group, StarHub
Nik Laming, General Manager – Loyalty, Cebu Pacific Air
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The conference is expected to receive over 300 marketing professionals across Asia, with 100 speakers across the 4 conference tracks. Besides the conference, there will be a closed-door exhibition showcasing the latest loyalty, customer experience, marketing analytics and digital marketing technology and solutions. The exhibition is supported by some of Asia’s renowned marketing solutions and service providers, including:

Sociomantic Labs
The Entertainer
LEAD 2016
Date: 5 – 6 October 2016
Conference opening hour: 9.00am
Venue: Singapore Suntec Convention Centre


Press registration for the conference is compulsory and advance scheduling for speaker/sponsor interviews is recommended. Final issuance of press passes is subject to Terrapinn’s discretion. For your press pass, please contact the following:

Mildred Ang
Marketing Manager
Phone number: +65-6322-2769

About Terrapinn
Terrapinn is a business media company. Its products are trade exhibitions, conferences, training solutions and electronic and print publications. For more information, please visit

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