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Mandarin Orchard Singapore Named Best City Hotel in Singapore at the 27th Annual TTG Travel Awards

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Meritus Hotels & Resorts’ flagship Mandarin Orchard Singapore emerged “Best City Hotel — Singapore” under the Travel Supplier Awards Category at the recently concluded 27th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2016.

(From L to R) TTG Group Publisher Michael Chow presenting the Best City Hotel — Singapore award to Tan Kim Seng, Chief Operating Officer of Meritus Hotels & Resorts, together with Pierre Quek, TTG Publisher — Online Section.
(From L to R) TTG Group Publisher Michael Chow presenting the Best City Hotel — Singapore award to Tan Kim Seng, Chief Operating Officer of Meritus Hotels & Resorts, together with Pierre Quek, TTG Publisher — Online Section.

Organised by TTG Asia, TTG Travel Awards honours the best of the best in Asia-Pacific travel trade, with readers of TTG Asia, TTG India, TTG China, TTGmice, TTGassociations and TTG-BTmice China voting for their favourite travel and trade organisations.

This is the fifth time that Mandarin Orchard Singapore has been conferred this prestigious accolade, first clinching the title back in 2010 and then again in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

“It is an honour to be recognised alongside this year’s notable roster of winners. More than lending greater credence to our brand, this award underscores that Mandarin Orchard Singapore is standing out and making an impact where it counts, and that our value proposition is one that our target audiences embrace,” said Tan Kim Seng, Chief Operating Officer, Meritus Hotels & Resorts. “We share this win with our loyal customers and industry partners, and with everyone on the team at Mandarin Orchard Singapore.”

Charming guests with the brand’s signature Asian grace, warmth and care for over 40 years, the 1,077-room Mandarin Orchard Singapore remains the accommodation of choice amongst discerning international travellers looking for an all-encompassing retail and hospitality experience in the heart of Singapore’s world-famous shopping district.

For more information on Mandarin Orchard Singapore, visit http://www.mandarinorchard.com.sg.

Press Contact

Ikram Zainy
Manager, Marketing Communications
Mandarin Orchard Singapore, by Meritus
T: +65 6831 6051
E: ikram.zainy@meritushotels.com

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October 5, 2016 at 6:21 pm

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Improve Digital Support of Battery Charging and DC-DC Conversion Applications with New Digitally Enhanced Power Analog Controllers from Microchip

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-MCP19124/5 contains independent voltage and current control loops; plus a full suite of configurable performance parameters
BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — A new digitally enhanced power analog (DEPA) controller designed to regulate current, regulate voltage, and monitor temperature is now available from Microchip Technology Inc.[NASDAQ: MCHP], a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions. The device improves digital support for battery charging and is ideal for DC-DC conversion in server, consumer, industrial and automotive applications.

Microchip MCP19125 – Total DC-DC Control
Microchip MCP19125 – Total DC-DC Control
The MCP19124/5 handles configurable charging algorithms for any chemistry, with capabilities for cell balancing and super capacitor charging. No other single-chip battery charging solution can be configured with any desired charging profile, for any battery chemistry, voltage, or cell arrangement. Users may develop their own unique charging methods and implement them as well. Any voltage, current, temperature, or duration can be used to trigger a transition to a new portion of the charge profile. These devices are also well suited for any DC-DC application requiring tight voltage or current regulation; capable of supporting flyback, boost, SEPIC, or Cuk topologies.

Benefits of the MCP19124/5 include:

A unique combination of independent voltage and current control loops. Either the current control loop can regulate to a specified target current, or the voltage control loop can regulate to a target voltage. Each analog control loop has a separate feedback network for independent pole-zero placement, and the ability to perform zero cross detection for quasi-resonant operation.
The ability to dynamically switch from a voltage target to a current target, or vice-versa, by switching between the two control loops. The internal architecture insures this transition is monotonic, without glitching or transient events. This control configuration even allows for pre-positioning of the output voltage at open or no load conditions, greatly minimising transients when a load is applied.
A full suite of configurable, adjustable performance parameters. These parameters are set in the internal registers of the device (no external components required) and the settings are dynamically adjustable during operation.
Integrated linear regulator, MOSFET drivers, 8-bit PIC® microcontroller core, analog to digital converter, precision oscillator, and analog control loops for a compact solution.
“Smarter, more capable battery charging solutions have become vitally important for our customers,” said Keith Pazul, director of marketing for Microchip’s Analog, Power, and Interface Division. “Customers have been asking for the ability to run their own proprietary battery charging profiles in compact, customisable charge circuits; and now they can. This is the most flexible, most capable single chip charging solution on the market today.”

For more information about MCP19124/5, visit http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/en/MCP19125

Availability

The following devices are available in volume production in 10,000 unit quantities:

MCP19124-E/MJ, 4×4 QFN package
MCP19124T-E/MJ, 4×4 QFN package (tape and reel not available for samples)
MCP19125-E/MQ, 5×5 QFN package
MCP19125T-E/MQ, 5×5 QFN package (tape and reel not available for samples)
For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorised worldwide distributor. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT (http://www.microchipdirect.com/ProductSearch.aspx?Keywords=MCP19125) or contact one of Microchip’s authorised distribution partners.

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About Microchip Technology

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

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

For more information, please contact:
Daphne Yuen (Microchip): (+852) 2943 5115
(email: daphne.yuen@microchip.com)

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Source: Microchip Technology
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October 5, 2016 at 6:13 pm

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Eurofins Expands Asia Pacific Capacity with a New State-of-the-Art Food Testing Laboratory in Singapore

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SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA) (Paris:ERF), the global leader in food and feed testing, announces the opening of a new state-of-the-art laboratory in Singapore to serve the thriving food and beverage industry in the region. Eurofins Food Testing Singapore Pte Ltd was setup in December 2015 to provide analytical services to the sophisticated Singapore market and serve as a competence center for growing markets in The Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia.

The new, 557m2 facility is located in Paya Lebar has already started testing services for some of the largest global food & beverage companies present in the region.

Testing is available either locally or through Eurofins Competence Centers. Our strong international network of world class laboratories are situated in 39 countries. Major competence centers include Eurofins Denmark for vitamins and amino acids testing, Eurofins Dr. Specht Lab Germany for pesticides testing, Eurofins WEJ Contaminants Lab Germany for mycotoxins, veterinary residues and organic contaminants tests and Eurofins Genescan Lab Germany for GMO testing. Equipped with the latest instruments and proprietary methods, the new laboratory aims to provide the best in class analytical chemistry and microbiological testing solutions to food service catering industries, food manufacturers and food & beverage retailers.

Comment from Dr. Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO: “This new laboratory is another demonstration of Eurofins’ commitment to expand its Asia Pacific footprint, and support the local industries by providing world-class analytical services in the region. We intend to continue to strengthen our presence in Singapore, and the rest of Asia by rolling-out the Group’s full capabilities and technical know-how.”

For more information, please visit http://www.eurofins.sg

Contacts

Sanjay Anugula, Phone: +65-8876-4350
Eurofins Food Testing Singapore Pte. Ltd
E-mail: SanjayAnugula@eurofins.com
Sales: sales_singapore@eurofins.com

Important disclaimer:

This press release contains forward-looking statements and estimates that involve risks and uncertainties. The forward-looking statements and estimates contained herein represent the judgment of Eurofins Scientific’ management as of the date of this release. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees for future performance, and the forward-looking events discussed in this release may not occur. Eurofins Scientific disclaims any intent or obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements and estimates. All statements and estimates are made based on the information available to the Company’s management as of the date of publication, but no guarantee can be made as to their validity.

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Source: Eurofins Food Testing Singapore Pte. Ltd
Related stocks: EuronextParis:ERF
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October 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

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Extreme Networks Appoints Simon Naylor to Vice President of Sales for the Asia-Pacific Region

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-Appointment Underscores Extreme’s Commitment to APAC Growth with Strategic Hire to Increase Profitability and Customer Base

SINGAPORE/PRNewswire/ — Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced the appointment of Simon Naylor to the company’s Asia-Pacific team as vice president of sales, effective immediately. Naylor will play a crucial role in driving the growth of Extreme throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Naylor’s hire comes at a pivotal time for Extreme, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. In this time, Extreme has evolved from a pure switching company to a leader in the enterprise campus market with a full portfolio of wired and wireless software-driven networking solutions which offer customers complete visibility and control of their networks, either on premise or in the cloud.

In this role, Naylor will be tasked with overseeing the company’s regional growth through its software-driven, solutions-based go-to-market initiatives focused on targeted verticals, strategically onboarding new partners while also accelerating new product launches. He will report to Bob Gault, executive vice president of global sales, channels and services.

With more than 25 years’ experience establishing and leading IT companies in Asia, Naylor brings a strong track record of building successful teams and spearheading rapid revenue growth in the region. Most recently he led sales for South-East Asia and Japan for Riverbed Technology. Before that, he held VP roles at RSA, Sonus Networks, Infinera and Transmode. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester.

Executive Perspectives

Simon Naylor, Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific, Extreme Networks
“I’m delighted to be joining the Extreme Networks team at this exciting time in the networking industry. I was drawn to Extreme Networks for the company’s dedication to superior customer service, and the visibility and control provided by its solutions. I know that from a customer perspective, Extreme Networks is easy to work with, and that’s what will make the company rewarding to work for. I’m excited to be working with a team that is committed to enabling customer and partner success and I look forward to growing Extreme’s footprint in the Asia-Pacific market.”

Bob Gault, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Channels, and Services, Extreme Networks
“Simon’s depth of industry expertise, breadth of experience and broad network in the Asia-Pacific region make him uniquely qualified to accelerate change and execute against all of the market opportunities across the APAC region. We will continue to focus on our enterprise campus vertical markets, tailored portfolio of wired and wireless products, custom software solutions and superior in-sourced technical support, and Simon’s appointment will further enable us to serve customer needs and drive the business forward to the next stage of growth.”

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees. Wired to wireless, desktop to data center, on premise or through the cloud, we go to extreme measures for our 20,000-plus customers in more than 80 countries, delivering 100% insourced call-in technical support to organizations large and small, including some of the world’s leading names in business, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For details, visit Extreme’s website or call 1-888-257-3000. Connect with Extreme via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+

Extreme Networks and the Extreme Networks logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Emma Rennell
Racepoint Global
+852-31119971
erennell@racepointglobal.com

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Source: Extreme Networks
Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:EXTR

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October 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm

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Extreme Networks Appoints Simon Naylor to Vice President of Sales for the Asia-Pacific Region

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-Appointment Underscores Extreme’s Commitment to APAC Growth with Strategic Hire to Increase Profitability and Customer Base

SINGAPORE, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR) today announced the appointment of Simon Naylor to the company’s Asia-Pacific team as vice president of sales, effective immediately. Naylor will play a crucial role in driving the growth of Extreme throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Naylor’s hire comes at a pivotal time for Extreme, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this year. In this time, Extreme has evolved from a pure switching company to a leader in the enterprise campus market with a full portfolio of wired and wireless software-driven networking solutions which offer customers complete visibility and control of their networks, either on premise or in the cloud.

In this role, Naylor will be tasked with overseeing the company’s regional growth through its software-driven, solutions-based go-to-market initiatives focused on targeted verticals, strategically onboarding new partners while also accelerating new product launches. He will report to Bob Gault, executive vice president of global sales, channels and services.

With more than 25 years’ experience establishing and leading IT companies in Asia, Naylor brings a strong track record of building successful teams and spearheading rapid revenue growth in the region. Most recently he led sales for South-East Asia and Japan for Riverbed Technology. Before that, he held VP roles at RSA, Sonus Networks, Infinera and Transmode. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Manchester.

Executive Perspectives

Simon Naylor, Vice President of Sales, Asia Pacific, Extreme Networks
“I’m delighted to be joining the Extreme Networks team at this exciting time in the networking industry. I was drawn to Extreme Networks for the company’s dedication to superior customer service, and the visibility and control provided by its solutions. I know that from a customer perspective, Extreme Networks is easy to work with, and that’s what will make the company rewarding to work for. I’m excited to be working with a team that is committed to enabling customer and partner success and I look forward to growing Extreme’s footprint in the Asia-Pacific market.”

Bob Gault, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Channels, and Services, Extreme Networks
“Simon’s depth of industry expertise, breadth of experience and broad network in the Asia-Pacific region make him uniquely qualified to accelerate change and execute against all of the market opportunities across the APAC region. We will continue to focus on our enterprise campus vertical markets, tailored portfolio of wired and wireless products, custom software solutions and superior in-sourced technical support, and Simon’s appointment will further enable us to serve customer needs and drive the business forward to the next stage of growth.”

About Extreme Networks

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees. Wired to wireless, desktop to data center, on premise or through the cloud, we go to extreme measures for our 20,000-plus customers in more than 80 countries, delivering 100% insourced call-in technical support to organizations large and small, including some of the world’s leading names in business, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality. Founded in 1996, Extreme is headquartered in San Jose, California. For details, visit Extreme’s website or call 1-888-257-3000. Connect with Extreme via Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Google+

Extreme Networks and the Extreme Networks logo are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Extreme Networks, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Emma Rennell
Racepoint Global
+852-31119971
erennell@racepointglobal.com

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Source: Extreme Networks
Related stocks: NASDAQ-NMS:EXTR

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October 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm

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Growing Australia E-commerce Market with DHL eCommerce’s New Hybrid Shipping Product

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– First-of-its-kind product targeted specifically for the e-commerce market combines cost-effectiveness with reliability and traceability

SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — DHL eCommerce Singapore, a division of the world’s leading logistics company, Deutsche Post DHL Group, recently launched a hybrid shipping product, Parcel International Direct Australia, to enable e-tailers, ranging from small to large online retailers, blog shops or sellers on marketplaces in Singapore, to tap on the rapidly growing cross border e-commerce market in Australia, which is expected to grow over 150% in online cross-border transactions from AUD 6.5bn in 2013 to AUD 16.6bn in 2018.[i]

With Parcel International Direct Australia, online retailers in Singapore will be able to leverage DHL’s strength in quality commercial delivery and extensive network partnerships in Australia, to tap on the massive e-commerce market and deliver parcels of up to 20kg to their customer base.

By providing a solution specific to the e-commerce market, Parcel International Direct Australia allows e-tailers to achieve performance and cost effectiveness, particularly as e-commerce shipments have changed from low-volume, bulk orders to high-volume, small orders straight to consumers.

“Consumers worldwide are increasingly expecting greater choice and convenience in their delivery options, and demanding greater visibility and reliability during the process. In a recent DHL study[ii], we found that over 59% of customers consider shipping costs, delivery time and choice of the delivery partner before making an online purchase.

As a result, e-tailing businesses and online sellers require more cost-effective and varied means to ship their products to remain competitive,” said Malcolm Monteiro, CEO, Asia Pacific, DHL eCommerce, “Parcel International Direct Australia is a versatile shipping product that will help merchants expand their footprint in the online cross-border market.”

With the rise of small and medium businesses selling online, DHL eCommerce also offers a 24/7 self-service portal, the DHL eCommerce Customer Web Portal. This allows e-tailers to prepare shipments individually or upload them in bulk to print their own shipping labels, track shipment progress and generate shipment reports. The portal also integrates with leading marketplaces like Amazon and eBay, offering sellers on these platforms a seamless experience of pulling orders and pushing tracking details at a click of a button.

First-of-its-kind hybrid shipping for parcels entering Australia from Singapore

Parcel International Direct Australia is the first product to provide customers with a hybrid solution directly from Singapore to Australia, offering greater tracking and visibility, as well as cost-effectiveness to all major cities within four to six business days.

These deliveries are made to conventional addresses as well as P.O. boxes and parcel lockers. Additionally, Parcel International Direct Australia offers no additional charges for delivery to remote addresses. Unique to the Australia market, DHL eCommerce has found that 40% of e-commerce deliveries are delivered outside of metro areas.

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Media Contact:
DHL eCommerce
Cheryl Han / Monica Ng
+65 6879 8012 / +65 6879 8011
Email: cheryl.han@dhl.com / monica.ng@dhl.com
http://www.dhl.com/en/press.html
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DHL — The logistics company for the world

DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.

[i] http://www.paypal.com/spiceroutes, Modern Spice Routes, The Cultural Impact and Economic Opportunity of Cross-Border Shopping

[ii] DHL Customer Journey Survey: Von der Online-Bestellung bis zum Paketempfang (‘From online order to parcel receipt’). February 2016.

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October 5, 2016 at 2:34 pm

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Myanmar Bus Ticketing Startup Star Ticket Raises USD$200K from Local Internet Company BOD Tech

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SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — Star Ticket, Redbus of Myanmar, has raised USD$200,000 from Myanmar’s local Internet company, BOD Tech. Thet Mon Aye founded Star Ticket together with her brother, Zarni Nway Oo, to solve a problem which they faced themselves, they were not able to buy bus tickets online to get around from city to city. Now, travelers can get their bus tickets in a few clicks on http://www.starticket.com.mm, which is linked to bus stations, in real time.

Star Ticket’s agent software is provided to retailers such as convenience stores and even mum and pop shops, so that customers can pay and collect tickets effortlessly, something that is well appreciated by travellers who are not able to make payments online. The agent software empowers low-income individuals to earn extra income by selling bus tickets. Currently, Star Tickets has more than 500 vendors including three major convenience chain stores and processes more than 2200 tickets monthly.

The co-founders of Star Ticket have been featured on Forbes’ Asia 30 under 30 2016 and the start-up has won several awards including Rice Bowl Startup Awards, Falling Walls Lab Myanmar, NIN2 from Japan and a couple more.

The investment raised would be used to help more bus operators to be onboarded and the expansion of online channels and offline agent channels.

Currently, Star Ticket is utilised by bus operators in 12 cities and counting. “We are hoping to become the core infrastructure of Bus Ticketing in Myanmar in the next two years, and to move into to other ticketing verticals in the future,” Thet Mon Aye stated.

Star Ticket is the latest investment by BOD Tech which has developed and or invested in various Myanmar-centric tech startups such as Myanmar largest flight ticketing portal Flymya.com, on-demand delivery service Yangon Door 2 Door and Myanmar’s first on-demand laundry service Laundry.com.mm.

“Star Ticket has so much potential as it has both online and offline sales channel. This investment will bring synergy between Myanmar’s largest flight portal and fastest growing ticketing portal together.” Mike Than Tun Win, the founder of BOD Tech said.

Star Ticket http://www.starticket.com.mm
Address: No.54, Lanthit Street, Lanmadaw Township, Yangon [Myanmar]
Contact: (959) 5208455
Email: thet@starticket.com.mm

Media Contact: Melissa Lim
Media Contact Email: Melissa.limyw@gmail.com

Source: BOD Tech

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October 5, 2016 at 2:33 pm

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