Sanechips (ZTE Microelectronics) Licenses CEVA-X1 IoT Processor for NB-IoT Connected Devices



Hong Kong, China, June 30, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, today announced that Sanechips Technology Co., Ltd. (previously named ZTE Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.) has licensed the CEVA-X1 IoT Processor for its Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT) product, the RoseFinch7100. Sanechips leveraged the CEVA-X1 to develop an area- and power-optimized NB-IoT solution that is capable of delivering on the promise of long-life, low-cost cellular connectivity for IoT devices.

Demonstrating their commitment to NB-IoT, Sanechips recently took part in the first large scale field test of NB-IoT using its pre-commercial RoseFinch chipset. The trial, organized by China Mobile, tested the network of the entire mobile chain including core network, terminals and apps and was reported to have been successful in every aspect.

“NB-IoT is set to dominate long range IoT connectivity on a global scale, and Sanechips is proud to be at the forefront of this revolution,” said Zhou Jin, Marketing director of Sanechips. “Closely collaborating with CEVA ensures we develop best-in-class products like the RoseFinch7100 that will enable mass market adoption of this technology. The CEVA-X1 IoT processor delivers exceptional performance within the stringent power and cost constraints of NB-IoT devices.”

“We are delighted to announce our collaboration with Sanechips for their NB-IoT chipset designs,” said Michael Boukaya, Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Business Unit at CEVA. “As the only end-to-end DSP provider for cellular, we leveraged our unique expertise to ensure our CEVA-X1 processor meets and exceeds the performance requirements of NB-IoT. This license deal with Sanechips represents a strong endorsement of our IoT processor for this new and exciting market.”

About RoseFinch7100

RoseFinch7100, the first commercial NB-IoT single-chip from Sanechips which integrates the low power/high performance CEVA-X1 DSP IP for baseband, will be released in September 2017. This single chip has been designed for Cellular LPWA with the following characteristics: Lower sleep current 2uA and voltage 2V can provide longer battery life; Cloud-Chip Global Security based on Trusted Zone; up to 30 GPIOs and all R14 Frequency Bands; no need for an external MCU as the RoseFinch7100 can provide strong connectivity for most of LPWA applications independently.

About CEVA-X1

CEVA-X1 is a hybrid DSP and microcontroller processor targeted for a broad range of endpoints and IoT hub devices, capable of handling both the protocol stack and physical layer for M2M. The CEVA-X1 is ideal for a variety of use cases and workloads, including LTE Cat-NB1 (NB-IoT) and Cat-M1, Sigfox, LoRa, Wi-Fi 802.11n, 802.11ah, Bluetooth, BLE, Zigbee/Thread, along with positioning and motion-sensing functions including GNSS (GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, Galileo), fusion of multiple indoor positioning and activity sensors, voice activation, and sound processing. CEVA-X1 contains specialized instructions to optimize overall system power, performance and chip area for baseband channel coding/decoding functions, as well as fusion of multiple always-on sensors. Thanks to these optimizations, 5 to 10 year single battery operation at a very low cost is easily achievable. The CEVA-X1 is supported by market-leading hardware and software development tools, software libraries and the extensive CEVAnet partner ecosystem. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/ceva-x1/

About Sanechips Technology Co., Ltd.

Sanechips Technology Co., Ltd. Is the new name of Shenzhen ZTE Microelectronics Technology Co., Ltd. is established in 1996, has 20 years RD experience with 3000 patents(top1 of China in 2016), and more than 2000 employees located at 9 RD centers globally in China, Canada USA. As a Communication Chipset focused IC company, Sanechips has a full roadmap for Cloud/Channel/Device, its total sale revenue is over 0.82B$ (5.6 billion RMB, top3 of China in 2016). Based on WiseFone 4G chipset, multiple MBB, M2M creative devices have been shipped to China 30 overseas countries in 2016. Strategically, Sanechips pays close attention to NB-IoT 5G chipsets that it believes can generate tens of millions of shipments and help Sanechips become the world’s leading Communication IC Company in the future.

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing IP for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging, computer vision and deep learning for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac up to 4×4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

iFLYTEK On-Device Speech Recognition Software Now Available For CEVA’s Ultra-Low Power Audio/Voice DSPs



Hong Kong, China, June 30, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, today announced that an optimized implementation of iFLYTEK’s speech-recognition software suite is available for CEVA’s audio/voice DSPs. The tightly-integrated solution is available for customers and is already in production for an ultra-low power voice processor targeting high volume consumer electronics.

Speech recognition is fast becoming the Human Machine Interface (HMI) of choice for consumer electronics, the smart home, mobile and wearable devices, surveillance, automotive and IoT in general, on the back of advances in sound processing and artificial intelligence. iFLYTEK is the No.1 speech recognition solution provider in China, and a global leader in speech-based artificial intelligence technology. The companies worked together to optimize iFLYTEK’s neural network based speech recognition, noise reduction and echo-cancellation algorithms for CEVA’s advanced audio/voice DSPs. The result is a powerful and highly-accurate, on-device voice processing solution, capable of enabling multiple mics voice activation without requiring cloud access.

Ran Soffer, vice president of marketing and corporate development at CEVA, commented: “The combination of iFLYTEK’s software and our audio/voice DSP offers a powerful solution for embedding intelligent voice applications into mass market consumer electronic devices. We look forward to expanding our relationship as the demand for on-device speech processing continues to grow rapidly.”

CEVA’s family of audio/voice/speech DSPs provide a range of solutions, from ultra-low-power always-listening smart devices, through versatile wireless audio in mobile and hearables, and up to high resolution audio processing in home entertainment and automotive. These audio/voice DSPs are ideal for developing voice-enabled solutions where power consumption and cost are critical. Having powered audio and voice in more than 6 billion devices to date, CEVA’s expertise is unrivalled in the industry. Each CEVA sound processor is supported by market-leading hardware and software development tools, software libraries and the extensive CEVAnet partner ecosystem. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/app/audio-voice-and-speech/.

About iFLYTEK

Established in 1999, iFLYTEK is a national level high-tech enterprise dedicated to the research and development of intelligent speech and language technologies, artificial intelligence, hardware software applications, and provision of professional services for governments, education sector, financial organizations and other fields. iFLYTEK was listed in the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2008 (stock code: 002230). iFLYTEK's intelligent speech and artificial intelligence technologies such as speech synthesis, speech recognition, speech evaluation, and natural language processing, represents the top level in the world. iFLYTEK has occupied more than 70% of Chinese speech industry market share. Meanwhile, iFLYTEK provides speech core technology for more than 2,000 companies in the whole industry and has launched the world's first "iFLYTEK voice cloud" platform, which provides intelligent speech interaction capability for mobile internet industry(currently there are more than 80,000 project partners and more than 700 million end-users, promoting the application of intelligent speech and artificial intelligence technology into education, mobile phones, automotive, appliance and other industries, serving millions of households. For more information, visit http://iflytek.com/en/index.html.

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing IP for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging, computer vision and deep learning for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac up to 4×4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

TUV Rheinland Awards Haier the World’s First R290 ECO SMART Air Conditioner Production Line Safety Certificate



Hong Kong, China, June 29, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - On 15 June, TUV Rheinland, the world-renowned third party inspection, testing and certification service provider, awarded Haier Air Conditioning the world’s first R290 ECO SMART Air Conditioner Production Line Safety Certificate. The certificate indicates that Haier’s R290 ECO SMART Air Conditioner production line in Jiaozhou interconnected factory has met the criteria specified in the European Explosion-Proof Safety Instructions and the IEC International Standards and Safety Requirements. In addition, through the additional safety training and assessment TUV Rheinland provided to Haier’s R290 production personnel, Haier became the first air conditioner manufacturer to acquire the R290 Production Personnel Certificate from TUV Rheinland.

The award ceremony was held at Haier Jiaozhou Air Conditioner Interconnected Factory. Attending the ceremony were directors and officials from both organisations, including Hongjin Wu, RD Director of Haier Household Air Conditioning, Haijun Zeng, the Production Director at the factory, Weikang Chen, Vice President of TUV Rheinland Industrial Services Greater China, Xiaolong Zhang, General Manager of TUV Rheinland Industrial Services Greater China, Jan Hoehne, Vice President of TUV Rheinland Certification Products Asia-Pacific and Greater China, and Huibo Wang, General Manager of TUV Rheinland/CCIC(Qingdao) Co.,Ltd attended the ceremony.

TUV Rheinland and Haier Collaborate to Develop the New R290 Refrigerant

Research into and the development of eco-friendly refrigerants are among the most important topics the refrigeration industry is dealing with in response to increasingly severe environmental issues such as ozone depletion and global warming. With its zero ODP (ozone depletion potential) value and low-carbon and emission reduction advantages, R290 is being used as a refrigerant replacement in the production of air conditioners and other refrigeration appliances. However, R290’s flammable and explosive properties mean that more stringent safety standards are being demanded in the refrigeration industry.

As the first company involved in the research and development of an R290 air conditioner from product research and development to production processes and personnel training, Haier Air Conditioning continues to strive for further innovation and improvements. It has also developed after-sales protocols and other corresponding user, installation and maintenance manuals to deliver and fulfil its whole-process safety promise. Haier currently has six R290 production lines, including the Jiaozhou factory, and is fully capable of mass-producing R290 intelligent inverter air conditioners. The company prides itself on being a dedicated low-carbon, green eco-business. By innovating with energy-saving technologies and promoting research into and the safe application of R290 refrigerant, Haier Air Conditioning has demonstrated its leadership and influence in the business of “intelligent manufacturing” in China.

As a notified body for the European ATEX Directive and the certification organisation for IECEx, TUV Rheinland has many technical advantages and local service teams for explosion-proof inspection and certification. This allows the company to provide air conditioner manufacturers with comprehensive technical support from product design to production safety. To ensure that investments in R290 production lines are protected, TUV Rheinland’s testing and certification services on explosion-proof electrical and non-electrical equipment are conducted based on the properties of R290 and the industry’s needs. Further, the safety training and personnel certification services that TUV Rheinland provides to key staff on the R290 production line can reduce safety incidents caused by personnel errors. With its professional and specialised advantages in production line safety certification, TUV Rhienland is one of the most prominent third-party testing and certification service providers in the industry.

The World’s First R290 ECO SMART Air Conditioner Production Line Safety Certificate

The Haier R290 production line that TUV Rheinland awarded its Safety Certificate is the foremost ECO Smart production line in the industry, enabling the customisation of R290 ECO Smart air conditioners.

Haier’s R290 intelligent inverter air conditioner incorporates many energy-saving, safety and stability innovations. In terms of energy saving, the intelligent inverter technology and the innovative structural design updates in the compressors, which were developed jointly by Haier and Shanghai Haili, enable the R290 air conditioner to deliver high-efficiency performance in an eco-friendly manner in both variable-frequency and constant-speed modes. Because inverter air conditioners use a large number of electrical components, Haier used the most secure and sophisticated design in the industry to produce a highly efficient inverter air conditioner that incorporates several breakthroughs, such as solving safety and efficiency issues when using R290 refrigerant to perform high-temperature refrigeration and low-temperature heating. Haier even went a step further, incorporating one-touch smart self-cleaning technology into the R290 ECO Smart air conditioner to ensure clean air by eliminating bacteria at the source.

During the certification process, TUV Rheinland conducted three assessments to ensure that the R290 production lines were in compliance with the safety requirements specified in the European Explosion-proof Safety Directives ATEX: “Risk Assessment for Hazardous Environments and Ignition Sources”, “Establishment of Safety Measures” and “Equipment Selection and Installation Inspection”. TUV Rheinland also provided safety training and certification to the R290 production personnel to ensure that they had the necessary operation knowledge and skills.

Haier Air Conditioning indicated that,“from product research and development to production processes to personnel training, Haier has advocated for the safe application of R290 refrigerant to protect the ozone layer and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”The company went on to state that having been awarded the world’s first R290 ECO SMART Air Conditioner Production Line Safety Certificate from TUV Rheinland, it was “a pioneer, leading the air conditioning industry in the field of environmental protection practices.”

Weikang Chen, Vice President of TUV Rheinland Industrial Services Greater China, said, “as the leading brand in ECO Smart air conditioners, Haier has continually promoted the practical application of new eco-friendly refrigerants to transform and upgrade China’s air conditioning industry.” This work, he noted, “clearly shows Haier’s sense of social responsibility and its innovative capabilities in the areas of energy saving and the manufacturing of intelligent appliances.” Dr. Chen also remarked that “with its world-leading professional testing and certification services, TUV Rheinland has long provided strong support for industries in China to achieve organisation structure adjustments to improve their industries’ positions in the international arena.” Going forward, Dr. Chen said, TUV Rheinland will continue to provide safety certification services for the R290 and for other new refrigerant production lines. TUV Rheinland will also contribute to the preservation of the ozone layer and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by promoting structural adjustments to and sustainable developments in China’s air conditioning industry, and by assisting China in acquiring core refrigerant technology when it expands into the international market.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

PiSoft Partners with Rockchip and CEVA to Develop 360 Degree Panoramic Camera Solution



Hong Kong, China, June 28, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - #8226; CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision DSP enables up to 60x performance improvement for PiSoft’s vision algorithms versus implementation on a CPU
#8226; Rockchip RV1108 visual processors powered by CEVA-XM4 enable distortion correction and stitching on-board for 3K video in real-time

CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, together with Pisoftware Technology Co., Ltd. (“PiSoft”), today announced that PiSoft has developed a complete 360 degree panoramic camera solution for ODMs and OEMs. The solution utilizes the Rockchip RV1108 visual processor which leverages the CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision DSP to run advanced imaging and computer vision algorithms, including real-time distortion correction and panoramic stitching. The solution has already been adopted by ODMs and products are available in the market.

PiSoft developed their solution to address the growing demand for 360 degree cameras, which are being rapidly adopted, in part to generate more virtual reality content. Utilizing their capabilities as a complete technology solution provider, PiSoft built a system on the RV1108 processor, that allows them fully exploit their vision algorithm expertize via the CEVA-XM4 engine and generate outstanding 360 degree image and video quality. Compared to implementing their algorithms on the CPU within the system, the CEVA-XM4 was 36x more efficient for distortion correction and 60x more efficient for stitching. These considerable performance advantages together with the low power performance, allowed PiSoft to fully exploit the capabilities of their software, and create a product, which offers a unique and differentiated experience from competing solutions, while consuming significantly less power.

“To bring our advanced vision expertize to the market, we chose the RV1108 chip with the CEVA-XM4 DSP due to the outstanding performance we could achieve for running our complex vision algorithms,” said Adler Shen, CEO of PiSoft. “CEVA’s powerful suite of development tools ensured we easily and efficiently developed our vision algorithms and allowed us to meet our development goals and reach production ODM customers in record time.”

“We applaud PiSoft’s ability to develop a full solution for panoramic cameras, from system design to software implementation, that offers exceptional 360 degree video and image quality,” said Ilan Yona, vice president and general manager of the Vision Business Unit at CEVA. “Our CEVA-XM4 DSP and software development environment, plays an essential role in the success of this product, enabling PiSoft achieve a huge performance advantage over alternative systems that rely on the CPU or GPU to run vision algorithms.”

RV1108 is a high performance low power application processor. It is embedded with a CEVA-XM4 DSP for imaging and computer vision algorithms and an ARM Cortex-A7 single core processor for system and application. It is a highly-integrated and cost-efficient SoC, which can support H.264 video encoder/decoder up to 1440p, up to 4 camera inputs simultaneously, merge different camera sources together and display on one screen. It is designed for various application scenarios such as car DVR, sports DV, secure camera and UAV camera. For more information, visit
http://www.rock-chips.com/a/en/products/RV11_Series/2017/0118/828.html

CEVA’s latest generation imaging and vision DSP platforms address the extreme processing requirements and low power constraints of the most sophisticated machine learning and machine vision applications used in smartphones, surveillance, augmented reality, Sense and Avoid drones and self-driving cars. These DSP-based platforms include a hybrid architecture composed of scalar and vector DSP processors coupled with a comprehensive Application Development Kit (ADK) to streamline software deployment. The CEVA ADK includes: CEVA-Link for seamless software level integration with a host processor; a range of widely used and optimized software algorithms; the CEVA Deep Neural Network (CDNN2) real-time Neural Network software framework which streamlines machine learning deployment at a fraction of the power consumption of the leading GPU-based systems, and; state-of-the-art development and debugging tools. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/app/imaging-computer-vision/.

About Pisoftware Technology Co., Ltd

Pisoftware Technology Co., Ltd. (or “PiSoft”) is a tech-based startup in Shenzhen offering VR panoramic image capturing-transmitting-playing solutions including image capturing, content transmission and content distribution to customers in different fields. PiSoft is currently the only tech-based company in China that can mass-produce VR (panoramic+3D) live/recorded broadcasting devices equipped with 4K multi-channel cameras and possesses a series of world-leading core algorithms such as multi-camera real-time fusion algorithm, panoramic+3D algorithm, panoramic audio-video synchronization and particularly important the industrial level automatic calibration technology that can auto-adapt to complex optical lens sets. For more information, visit http://www.pisofttech.com.

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing IP for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging, computer vision and deep learning for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac up to 4×4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

ArcSoft and CEVA Partner to Raise the Performance Level of Smartphone Cameras



Hong Kong, China, June 28, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, and ArcSoft, the global leader of image-intelligent technologies, announced today that the companies have collaborated to develop an optimized implementation of ArcSoft’s suite of image enhancement technologies for the CEVA family of imaging and vision DSPs. A solution based on this collaboration is already in design with leading smartphone manufacturer Vivo, and will be in the market shortly.

Smartphone OEMs are continuously looking to further enhance the image and video quality of the cameras and the overall performance of the image signal processor. CEVA’s imaging and vision DSPs, including the CEVA-XM4 and CEVA-XM6 are specifically designed to handle complex imaging and vision algorithms, and provide a significant advantage in terms of performance and power consumption compared to general purpose DSPs, GPUs or CPUs. ArcSoft’s suite of image enhancement technologies, including low-light shot, image stabilization and noise reduction showed a significant performance advantage compared to running these same algorithms on the smartphone CPU.

Frison Xu, VP, Marketing at ArcSoft, commented: “Our suite of image enhancement technologies are used broadly in the smartphone market today, deployed in a range of different processor architectures. After optimizing our algorithms for CEVA’s imaging and vision DSP, we were very impressed with the results. For OEMs looking for a truly differentiated smartphone experience, CEVA’s imaging and vision DSPs offer the flexibility and raw performance to implement even the most sophisticated algorithms.”

Ilan Yona, vice president and general manager of the Vision Business Unit at CEVA, commented: “The combination of ArcSoft and CEVA for smartphone cameras is a very powerful one, bringing together best-in-class imaging algorithms with the industry’s leading imaging and vision DSP. The combined performance efficiency will enable smartphone manufacturers to add exciting new imaging and vision technologies which the users crave and deliver smartphone differentiation through of camera features and battery life.”

About ArcSoft

ArcSoft is the global leader in imaging intelligence technology. In our 20th year, our world-class Intelligent Imaging#8482; enables visual ‘thinking' capabilities in more than 1.5 billion of today’s most popular smartphones. We’re the creative team behind Perfect365#174;, the world’s most popular FREE makeup app, and simplicam#174; powered by Closeli#174;, the first and only Wi-Fi video solution with face recognition who can tell you who is there. We also provide imaging solutions to our device partners in computers, digital cameras, the hottest wearables, TVs, home appliances and cloud storage. For more information, visit www.arcsoft.com.

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing IP for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging, computer vision and deep learning for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac up to 4×4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

Microsemi Announces SoftConsole v5.1, the World’s First Freely Available Windows-Hosted Eclipse Integrated Development Environment Supporting RISC-V Open Instruction Set Architecture



Hong Kong, China, June 28, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the release of its SoftConsole version 5.1, the world’s first available Windows-hosted Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) for designs utilizing RISC-V open instruction set architectures (ISAs) such as RV32I. SoftConsole, Microsemi’s free software development environment enabling rapid production of C and C++ programming language designs for its field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), showcased at the Design Automation Conference (DAC) in a presentation highlighting its open architecture, low power and development capabilities using RISC-V soft central processing unit (CPU) cores.

“With the majority of Microsemi FPGA designers utilizing a Windows platform for their development efforts, SoftConsole v5.1 not only supports our RISC-V soft CPU cores to enable designs with our highly secure and reliable FPGAs, but it can also be used for any RV32I standard ISA extensions,” said Tim Morin, director of marketing at Microsemi, who presented on the subject at DAC on June 20. “This product release broadens the RISC-V ecosystem for those developing on Windows machines, and leverages our leadership position as we continue investing in this architecture to provide customers dependable, long-term roadmap support.”

Microsemi’s SoftConsole v5.1, a GNU compiler collection (GCC), now supports both Windows and Linux for RISC-V designs and can be used for RV32I implementations including extensions to the baseline RV32I architecture such as M,A,F,D,G and C. Offering low power and an open architecture, it supports Microsemi’s PolarFire#8482;, RTG4#8482;, SmartFusion#8482;2 and IGLOO#8482;2 FPGA-based RISC-V soft CPUs as well as the HiFive1 Arduino kit from SiFive, a fabless semiconductor company that produces computer chips based on the RISC-V ISA. SoftConsole v5.1 is ideal for developing a wide variety of applications within the aerospace and defense, communications, data center and industrial markets.

RISC-V, an ISA which is now a standard open architecture under the governance of the RISC-V Foundation, offers numerous benefits, including enabling the open source community to test and improve cores at a faster pace than closed ISAs. As the RISC-V intellectual property (IP) core is not encrypted, it can be used to ensure trust and certifications not possible with closed architectures. Portability is another benefit of the technology. For example, designers can begin development with Microsemi’s RISC-V core in its FPGAs and then move to an application-specific integrated circuit (ASIC) royalty-free.

“Rumble Development is excited Microsemi is investing in RISC-V with its IP core and the new version of the SoftConsole IDE,” said Michael Aronson, president of Rumble Development, a customer of Microsemi which provides custom logic solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). “We believe the portability, stability and openness of this ISA combined with Microsemi’s ecosystem will enable us to innovate faster and deliver best-in-class solutions.”

As a free software development environment supporting quick development of C and C++ executables for Microsemi’s FPGAs using RISC-V soft CPU cores, SoftConsole v5.1 provides a flexible and easy-to-use graphical interface for managing embedded software development projects. Customers can quickly develop and debug software programs and implement them in Microsemi FPGAs, with a fully integrated debugger offering easy access to memory contents, registers and single-step execution. SoftConsole also enables users to configure project settings and organize files, provides simultaneous access to multiple tool windows, and delivers the ability to quickly switch editing and debug views. In addition, Libero SoC, Microsemi’s comprehensive suite of FPGA design tools, includes the Firmware Catalog to export firmware for soft CPU FPGA designs which can be imported into SoftConsole.

The RISC-V ISA was named Best Technology of 2016 by The Linley Group at its annual Analysts’ Choice Awards in January 2017, where its principal analyst Linley Gwennap expressed support of the emerging technology.

“RISC-V is a modern take on the classic RISC instruction set, providing a clean and extensible approach suitable for a broad range of microprocessor implementations. More significantly, the open source, royalty-free RISC-V instruction set creates a new business model for CPU designers,” said Gwennap. “This combination has generated sizable industry interest in RISC-V, which will lead to several commercial deployments this year and beyond.”

Through Microsemi’s early involvement in the creation of the RISC-V Foundation, the company has an established leadership role in the emerging standard and ecosystem and is working closely with the nonprofit to ensure the ISA becomes an industry standard for a wide variety of computing devices. Ted Speers, head of product architecture and planning for Microsemi’s SoC business unit, was appointed to the inaugural board of directors of the RISC-V Foundation in July 2016, and Ted Marena, director of SoC FPGA marketing, was elected as vice-chair of the RISC-V Marketing Committee in August 2016.

Product Availability

Microsemi’s SoftConsole v5.1 is available now. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/soc-processors/risc-v and https://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/design-resources/design-software/softconsole or contact [email protected]

About Microsemi's FPGAs

Microsemi's new cost-optimized PolarFire FPGAs deliver the industry's lowest power at mid-range densities with exceptional security and reliability. The product family features 12.7 Gbps SerDes transceivers at up to 50 percent lower power than competing FPGAs. With densities spanning from 100K to 500K logic elements (LEs), the non-volatile PolarFire product family consumes 10 times less static power than competitive devices and features an even lower standby power referred to as Flash*Freeze. The company's IGLOO#8482;2 FPGAs and SmartFusion#8482;2 SoC FPGAs deliver more resources in low density devices, with the lowest power, proven security and exceptional reliability. The devices offer 30-50 percent more power efficiency and are ideal for general purpose functions such as Gigabit Ethernet or dual PCI Express control planes, bridging functions, input/output (I/O) expansion and conversion, video/image processing, system management and secure connectivity. Microsemi's RTG4 FPGAs bring new capabilities to the market and combine a wealth of features with the highest quality and reliability to meet the increasing demands of modern satellite payloads. RTG4's reprogrammable flash technology offers complete immunity to radiation-induced configuration upsets in the harshest radiation environments, without the configuration scrubbing required with SRAM FPGA technology.

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

Cyberport Start-ups Celebrate a Year of Remarkable Achievements with over 70 Accolades



Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Press Release
For Immediate Release

Cyberport Start-ups Celebrate a Year of Remarkable Achievements with over 70 Accolades
Vibrant Digital Tech Ecosystem that Drives the New Economy

HONG KONG, 27 June 2017 – Cyberport hosted a celebration yesterday to recognise the remarkable achievements of the digital tech companies in its community over the past year. Dr David Chung, JP, Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, being the Guest of Honour, together with award-winning start-ups, investors and industry partners, all celebrated this proud moment. Cyberport has been fostering the development of Hong Kong’s entrepreneurship and digital tech ecosystem through its comprehensive entrepreneurial programmes and support. Flourishing under Cyberport’s multi-pronged efforts to nurture start-ups, with a number of them winning prestigious industry accolades, both local and regional for 2016/2017, including Hong Kong ICT Awards 2017, Elevator World Tour and Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia as well as Citi HK FinTech Challenge just held last week.

The Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology, Dr David Chung, applauded for the considerable amount of funding investment the Cyberport start-ups community attracted over the past few years. He noted that start-up is a vital breeding ground of ingenuity, creative ideas and innovative products. The Government will continue to support Cyberport in various areas such as business incubation, financing, business expansion and office space in the future.

“We are proud to see Cyberport’s digital tech companies winning traction amongst local and regional start-up communities, as proven not only by the great number of prestigious awards they have taken home, as well as the record high amount of HK$900 million fund raised for the year,” said Dr Lee G Lam, Chairman of Cyberport. “Going forward, Cyberport will continue to foster the growth of Hong Kong start-up ecosystem and accelerate collaboration by working closely with our industry partners and investors. We will step up our efforts to help our start-ups flourish in the strong momentum and generate new economic impetus for Hong Kong.”

Cyberport asserts a clear mission to drive Hong Kong’s economic growth through bolstering the city’s innovative digital tech entrepreneurship. It achieves this by empowering budding start-ups with all-rounded entrepreneurial support, training programmes, networking opportunities and connect start-ups to its global networks of business partners and investors, helping them to expand their businesses and their markets.

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About Cyberport
Cyberport is an innovative digital community with close to 900 digital tech companies. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With the vision to become a main force in developing the digital tech industry as a key economic driver of Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing youth, start-ups and entrepreneurs to grow in the digital industry by connecting them to strategic partners and investors, driving collaboration with local and international business partners to create new opportunities, and accelerating digital adoption amongst SME and corporates.

Cyberport focuses on building key clusters of digital technology, namely FinTech, eCommerce, IoT/Wearables and Big Data/AI to foster the development of Hong Kong into a “Smart City”. With a committed team of professionals providing all rounded value added services to support our digital community and an array of state-of-the-art tech facilities, Cyberport is the flagship for Hong Kong’s digital tech industry.

For more information, please visit www.cyberport.hk

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Molex Introduces Woodhead ArcArrest 30A Switch-Rated Connector System



Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - The Molex Woodhead ArcArrest 30A Switch-Rated Connector System is designed to safely de-energize machinery, lighting and power distribution systems. The ArcArrest system simplifies lockout/tagout procedures and helps protect against injury due to hazardous energy released in industrial and commercial operations.

“Plant technicians servicing and maintaining machines may be placed at risk if hazardous energy is not properly controlled during operation and when powering down a machine. Proving there is no power in the circuit supplying a machine can be time consuming, with serious ramifications if not properly handled,” says Tom Beranek, product manager, Molex. “The ArcArrest system provides clear visual proof that power has been disconnected in accordance with OSHA standards.”

The Woodhead ArcArrest switch-rated connector helps prevent hazardous energy release while machines are operating, powering down, and during lockouts for service and maintenance. Spring-loaded silver-nickel contacts provide switching capabilities similar to a circuit breaker or contactor. Unlike standard industrial disconnect switches, which are not always located in close proximity to equipment and may require an electrician to perform lockout/tagout procedures, the ArcArrest system provides fast and positive confirmation of compliance. Pressing the pawl on the receptacle ejects the plug to rest position and de-energizes the system. Rotating the plug allows for removal and closes a dead-front shutter on the receptacle.

Woodhead ArcArrest connector assemblies incorporate high value features including finger drawplates and plug caps. A smooth, contoured housing design makes the ArcArrest system suitable for conveyors, process equipment and packaging machines in industrial and food processing applications requiring frequent wash downs. The NEMA 4X and IP69K-rated system eliminates ingress of dust and water when the system is connected or disconnected. Critical components of the UL 2682-rated ArcArrest system are reinforced to deliver excellent strength and complete UL material compliance.

“The Molex fully-qualified ArcArrest sealed plug and receptacle system provides a robust and economical solution to quickly de-energize industrial equipment, enhance safety and boost plant uptime,” adds Beranek.

For more information about Molex Woodhead ArcArrest 30A Switch-Rated Connector System, please visit www.molex.com/arcarrest.

About Molex:

Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, medical, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle. For more information, please visit www.molex.com.

Molex Resources:

#8226; Learn more about Molex at www.molex.com
#8226; Follow us at www.twitter.com/molexconnectors
#8226; Watch our videos at www.youtube.com/molexconnectors
#8226; Connect with us at www.facebook.com/molexconnectors
#8226; Read our blog at www.connector.com

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Rutronik hosts China seminar series focused on revolutionary Hybrid Energy Storage System for enhanced battery performance



Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH (Rutronik), a leading global electronics distributor, is hosting a Power Seminar China 2017 series, on the topic of Power Management in Hybrid Energy Storage Systems (HESS). The three seminars will detail research and development conducted in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences at Zwickau (WHZ), which has resulted in a breakthrough digitally-controlled HESS.

The three power-management seminars are scheduled for the following cities, venues, dates and times:

#8226; Chengdu: July 31, 2017 – 09:00 – 17:00
Holiday Inn Century City, Chengdu
#8226; Shanghai: August 2, 2017 – 09:00 – 17:00
Holiday Inn Shanghai Pudong
#8226; Shenzhen: August 4, 2017 – 09:00 – 17:00
Marco Polo Hotel Shenzhen

Rutronik's collaboration with Zwickau University has resulted in the development of a first-of-its-kind combined battery and supercapacitor solution that, using digital control, improves the peak-current characteristics of the energy-storage system, significantly minimizes battery degradation, and ensures greater flexibility in performance. In a wide variety of applications, this technology contributes to extremely high levels of reliability, while enhancing the possibilities for further development work.

The new hybrid energy storage solution could well be of particular interest to developers of electric vehicles (EVs). Zwickau is an automotive-industry center in Saxony, Germany, and the University of Applied Sciences specializes in the training of automotive engineers.

This type of hybrid energy system will be of interest to China's innovators, where official policy is pushing for "new energy" vehicles. In China, as globally, Li-ion is the technology of choice for the battery electric vehicle (BEV) sector, and the gains in enhanced reliability and cycling promised by Rutronik's new HESS offer new levels of EV performance.

Those gains will be of interest to many industry sectors in China, where the Internet Plus initiative is seeking greater automation in production, and where mobile devices continue to proliferate as the communication, compute and control platforms of choice for all.

Seminar topics
The seminar topics will include:

#8226; Key features of the HESS system and possible options for system topology, including digital power control
#8226; Introduction of a new Buck OR MOS Boost topology
#8226; Software modeling of the control loop system based on required operational modes
#8226; Simulation of the control loop system based on VHDL AMS
#8226; Capacitor balancing yes or no
#8226; Thermal analysis
#8226; Battery cell management and supercapacitor management
#8226; Current measurement with shunts
#8226; High-efficiency power conversion
#8226; Super / Ultra Capacitor Technologies and Applications

Participating companies
The seminar will include presentations by:

#8226; University of Applied Science Zwickau – WHZ
Prof.Dr.-Ing. Lutz Zacharias
#8226; Rutronik
#8226; Infineon
#8226; Nesscap
#8226; Vishay
#8226; RECOM
#8226; ROHM

Applying to attend

Forms on which to apply to attend what promises to be a fascinating series of seminars can be found at the following web addresses:

#8226; www.rutronik.com/Power_Seminar_Chengdu_31072017
#8226; www.rutronik.com/Power_Seminar_Shanghai_02082017
#8226; www.rutronik.com/Power_Seminar_Shenzhen_04082017

Learn more about products and services from Rutronik at www.rutronik.com.

About Rutronik (www.rutronik.com)

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is the third largest distributor in Europe (European Distribution Report 2016) and the number eleven worldwide (Global Purchasing, May 2016). The broadline distributor supplies semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as boards, storage, displays wireless products. The company's primary target markets are the automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting industries. The ranges RUTRONIK EMBEDDED, RUTRONIK SMART, RUTRONIK POWER and RUTRONIK AUTOMOTIVE provide customers with specific products and services in groups tailored to the respective applications. Expert technical support for product development and design-in, individual logistics and supply chain management solutions as well as comprehensive services complete its scope of performance.

The company, founded by Helmut Rudel in 1973 in Ispringen, Germany, now has over 70 subsidiaries in Europe, Asia and the Americas. Rutronik employs more than 1,500 staff worldwide and achieved Group sales of 872 million euros in the fiscal year 2016.

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CA Technologies Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide



Hong Kong, China, June 27, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - CA Technologies Positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide

CA Security Portfolio Recognized for Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision in Access Management Market

Hong Kong, Jun 27, 2017 – Gartner, Inc. has named CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide 2017.* The report evaluated CA’s broad identity and access management portfolio and the company’s ability to execute and completeness of vision.

“Access managers have evolved from early ‘web access managers.’ Target applications may have traditional web application architectures using web browsers and web application servers, and these applications may run on customers' premises or in the cloud. Capabilities have expanded to support native mobile or hybrid mobile applications. In addition, these applications may run on internet-connected things with or without human operators. Protected target resources may include on-premises or SaaS applications and web services APIs across business-to-employee (B2E), B2B and B2C use cases,” Gartner analysts Gregg Kreizman and Anmol Singh wrote.

CA’s access management technology supports hybrid IT environments with on-premises and cloud solutions such as CA Single Sign-On and CA Identity Service respectively. In addition, CA Advanced Authentication provides contextual, adaptive access; CA API Management enables the right users, partners and apps to access data; and CA Identity Suite and CA Privileged Access Manager round out the companies access management solutions and capabilities managing access of employees and third parties to even a company’s most sensitive systems and data.

According to feedback about CA’s access management technology from a customer via IT Central Station, “It's flexible, powerful, and super-performing. We can secure many access points, whether they are local apps, on-premises, or in the cloud with third parties, with partners, or with customers.”

“With security being a critical element in today's competitive digital landscape, organizations in Asia Pacific are increasingly adopting cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures. CA’s proven security portfolio helps ensure users have simple, flexible and seamless access to multiple services and applications in this hybrid IT environment, which will help bolster customer loyalty and drive the adoption of new applications,” said Lim Teng Sherng, vice president, Security, Asia Pacific Japan, CA Technologies.

To receive a complimentary copy of the report, visit "Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide." To learn more about CA Technologies Identity and Access Management solutions, visit www.ca.com/IAM.

* Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management, Worldwide, by Gregg Kreizman and Anmol Singh June 7, 2017.

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

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CEVA Computer Vision DSP Powers Evomotion ROD-1 360° Video Camera



Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing IP for smarter, connected devices, and Evomotion Technology, Ltd, one of the leading deep learning and computer vision combining hardware solution providers in the industry, announced that the companies have collaborated to enable advanced imaging and computer vision features for Evomotion’s ROD-1/360°/720° dual-lens spherical camera. The ROD-1 is capable of taking 3k resolution 30fps videos and 4k resolution photos with panoramic stitching in real-time, implemented on the CEVA-XM4 imaging and vision DSP, eliminating the need for post-processing on a smartphone or PC. The camera is now available and is one of the best value 360 degree cameras in the market today. A YouTube video introducing the ROD-1 can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39asfnXNQs0.

The camera utilizes Rockchip RV1108 visual processors, which include the CEVA-XM4 DSP to handle advanced imaging and computer vision tasks. Evomotion ported a range of imaging algorithms and high-performance stitching to the fully-programmable CEVA-XM4 using CEVA’s development environment and tools, supported by CEVA and Rockchip engineers. Following this successful project, CEVA and Evomotion intend to extend the partnership to include broader imaging solutions for dashcam, sports camera, SLAM and real-time 3D reconstruction in the future.

Lufang Gao, CEO of Evomotion, commented: “With the increasing demand of edge processing and embedded intelligence products, a powerful and power efficient smart vision platform being able to handle computer vision and deep learning algorithms is needed for our customers and the industry. The CEVA-XM4 DSP and Rockchip’s RV1108 platform deliver best-in-class performance for us to continually deliver customer value to the market.”

Weibing Huang, CTO of Evomotion, added: “We were extremely impressed with the quality and capabilities CEVA’s software development environment, allowing us to easily and efficiently develop our algorithms. In addition to the stitching, the CEVA-XM4 also handles distortion, color correction and other image enhancement features, with notably low power consumption. While achieving the same stitching performance, the power consumption of CEVA-XM4 is 70% lower compared to a CPU/GPU implementation.”

Ilan Yona, vice president and general manager of the Vision Business Unit at CEVA, commented: “Evomotion’s 360 degree camera is an excellent endorsement of the strong computer vision capabilities of our CEVA-XM4 DSP, seamlessly handling multiple algorithms and creating outstanding video quality from dual camera streams stitched together in real-time. Our goal is to bring computer vision and deep learning capabilities to every camera-enabled mass market device, and working directly with innovative companies like Evomotion who deploy our technology is an essential step to achieving this.”

CEVA will be demonstrating the Evomotion ROD-1 and other CEVA-powered products at the upcoming Mobile World Congress Shanghai, June 28 to July 01. On CEVA’s Booth W5.A33-35 visitors can meet the team and learn more about how CEVA’s signal processing IPs for communications, connectivity, imaging, vision and sound can help to truly differentiate next-generation products.

CEVA’s latest generation imaging and vision DSP platforms address the extreme processing requirements and low power constraints of the most sophisticated machine learning and machine vision applications used in smartphones, surveillance, augmented reality, Sense and Avoid drones and self-driving cars. These DSP-based platforms include a hybrid architecture composed of scalar and vector DSP processors coupled with a comprehensive Application Development Kit (ADK) to streamline software deployment. The CEVA ADK includes: CEVA-Link for seamless software level integration with a host processor; a range of widely used and optimized software algorithms; the CEVA Deep Neural Network (CDNN2) real-time Neural Network software framework which streamlines machine learning deployment at a fraction of the power consumption of the leading GPU-based systems, and; state-of-the-art development and debugging tools. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/app/imaging-computer-vision/.

About Evomotion Technology, Ltd.

Evomotion is one of the leading Deep Learning and Computer Vision combining hardware solution providers in the industry. By emerging the patented SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping), 3D reconstruction, panoramic stitching algorithm and best-selling consumer electronic products, covering different form factor, price tag and platforms, reference designs released by Evomotion continually helping partners delivering new exciting products. In Evomotion, we unswervingly keep driving the smart manufacturing forward. For more information, visit http://www.evomotion.com/.

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing IP for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and machine-to-machine devices, advanced imaging, computer vision and deep learning for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (Smart and Smart Ready), Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac up to 4×4) and serial storage (SATA and SAS). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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ASTANA EXPO 2017 – A new destination on the Silk Road



Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - During ITE Hong Kong 2017, a special roadshow provided details to international travel agents about the newest destination on the Silk Road; ASTANA EXPO 2017. This included over 70 popular tourism hotspots in Kazakhstan including picturesque national parks, UNESCO World Heritage sites, ski and health resorts, and more. The jewel in the crown was a presentation on ASTANA EXPO 2017; a spectacular and must see destination on the Silk Road.

Open now until 10 September 2017 and themed as the ‘Future of Energy’, ASTANA EXPO 2017 features participants from 115 countries and 22 international organizations who are showcasing and discussing global issues relating to developing renewable energy sources.

According to Roza Assanbayeva, President, Kazakhstan Tourist Association, the exhibition in Astana will become a new point on the route of the great Silk Road, and added:

"In 1889, the Eiffel Tower became the symbol of the Paris Expo. Now this is a tourist attraction not only in France, but throughout Europe. The symbol of Astana EXPO 2017 is Nur Alem, a beautiful spherical building.”

Nur Alem is the architectural symbol of the ASTANA EXPO 2017, and is the world's largest spherical building with an 80 metre diameter and 100 metres high. Inside, the Kazakhstan Pavilion is on the first floor and features history, culture, traditions, places of interest and recent milestones.

The sphere has the Museum of Future; an important research and innovation hub that will be a cultural centre after the Expo. The other floors showcase digital, multimedia and interactive technologies where different energies are demonstrated such as space, sun, biomass, wind, water and kinetics.

For tourists from China, who arrive in the country via Astana and Almaty airports, there is a visa-free scheme of up to 72 hours if visitors are in transit. There is also an agreement on visas between Kazakhstan and the HKSAR (although travelers are advised to check on the conditions prior to departure).

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Adobe Named a Leader in Real-Time Interaction Management by Independent Research Firm



Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Adobe Received Top Possible Scores for Vision, Performance and Customers

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced that the company was recognized as a Leader in “The Forrester Wave#8482;: Real-Time Interaction Management, Q2 2017” report by Forrester Research, Inc. Forrester evaluated the twelve most significant real-time interaction management (RTIM) providers across 32 criteria, including current offering, strategy and market presence. RTIM providers help brands deliver contextually relevant experiences, value, and utility at the appropriate moment in the customer life cycle.

“Adobe differs from RTIM vendors with centralized real-time decision engines, as it integrates functionality from its marketing, analytics and Advertising Cloud portfolios to enable RTIM on a channel-by-channel basis. Its universal customer ID and identity graph underpin cross-channel consistency for direct marketing and advertising campaigns…one reference credited Adobe for doing ‘a really nice job of integrating its acquisitions to create a complete solution,’” stated Forrester in its Real-Time Interaction Management report.

“In today’s experience-driven world, it’s imperative that enterprises delight customers to drive advocacy and growth,” said Suresh Vittal, vice president, platform and products, Adobe Experience Cloud. “With Adobe’s long heritage in creativity, we are unrivaled in our ability to fuel brands’ content with data to deliver extraordinary personalized experiences at every interaction.”

According to Forrester, “B2C marketers must align next-best-action capabilities for inbound channels with highly personalized outbound communications to deliver deeper levels of engagement throughout the customer life cycle. RTIM enables this alignment by integrating systems of insight (customer data and analytics) with systems of engagement (automated content and interactions) to deliver contextually relevant marketing.”

Adobe Experience Cloud offers brands a complete set of cutting-edge technologies that focus on analytics, digital experience management and delivery, campaign orchestration, testing and targeting, advertising, audience management, video and social engagement. Integration with Creative Cloud Enterprise makes it easy to quickly activate creative assets across all marketing channels and customer touch points.

Thousands of brands rely on Adobe’s digital experience solutions today, including two-thirds of Fortune 50 companies and 10 of the 10 largest media, financial services, auto, wealth management and telecom companies worldwide. Adobe Experience Cloud supports 100 trillion customer transactions annually – more than any other company in the space – as well as 41 trillion rich media requests and over 120 billion emails a year.

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-Connected Consumers Driving Growth of Smart Devices in Asia Pacific



Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Action cameras, flat panel TVs and wearables were the fastest-growing technology products in the past year

The consumer technology market in Asia Pacific (APAC) has grown tremendously over the past year, with the introduction of new technologies and advancements of existing technologies.

One innovative product that is gaining popularity in the market is the action camera. More brands (from 2 brands in 2015 to 13 brands in 2016) that offer 360-degree features have entered the market. In the last 12 months, emerging markets in APAC have been the key growth driver for such action cameras, registering 57% and 33% increase in sales volume and value respectively, while the region’s developed markets experienced a corresponding 9% and 40% growth last year.

Action cameras with 4K features are also selling well with sales accounting for 47% and 52% growth in volume and value respectively in APAC. Meanwhile, emerging markets in the region contributed up to 46% share of the pie in both volume and value terms.

“Nowadays, consumers are increasingly sharing videos, contributing to the rising popularity of action cameras,” said Gerard Tan, Senior Director, Technology at GfK Asia. “Besides one of its key draw factors of being able to connect seamlessly to today’s smartphones, action cameras also tend to appeal to active consumers who are seeking new and interesting ways to record their lifestyle activities to view or share in full HD quality.”

Another product which has jumped onto the 4K bandwagon is TVs. In the past year, 4K TVs, also known as Ultra High Definition (UHD), have been gaining traction as sales growth hit over 103% in units across APAC in the past 12 months, with the market upgrading the display resolutions from Full High Definition (FHD) to UHD. Demand is expected to continue to rise at a rate of 42% in 2017, with emerging economies projected to register higher growth (55%) due to the erosion of UHD prices.

“There is a rising uptake of 4K TVs as discerning consumers are increasingly choosing UHD TV technology due to its sleek design and better image quality,” observed Tan. “The popularity of UHD will subsequently create more opportunities for content studios to produce better image content, especially when more recording devices are beginning to support 4K recording, enabling more UHD content to be made readily available for consumers.”

Since the advent of the Smart TV in 2011, there have been ample opportunities for companies to develop TV software for its platforms. In the last 12 months, sales of Smart TVs in APAC continued to increase by 40% to reach over 5 million units.

One of the latest technologies available in the TV market is OLED TV—a TV display technology based on the characteristics of organic light-emitting diodes. According to GfK findings, OLED TV has been registering significant growth since its launch in APAC in 2014, growing in demand from 7,000 units in 2014 to 98,000 units in 2016. As more brands continue to come into the equation, the OLED TV market is projected to expand further by more than 63% in 2017, with huge growth anticipated from the developed markets in APAC.

Meanwhile, core wearables, comprising smart watches, and, health and fitness trackers, is yet another thriving category within the consumer electronics. Total sales units in the last year reached 3.3 million across developed APAC markets as consumer spending on the product category grew 9% year on year.
“Heart Rate Sensor and GPS are generally the key features that appeal to consumers looking to purchase a wearable device, and this is reflected in the significant increase in devices that provide these features. The sales of wearables with heart rate sensors rose by 28% within a year, while devices with inbuilt GPS almost doubled (98%) during the same time period,” said Tan.

With consumers embracing the digital lifestyle and using smart devices, the overall consumer technology market in APAC is expected to perform positively this year, with TVs, action cameras and wearables likely to experience further growth.

Note:
#8226; APAC includes Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Cambodia, Australia and New Zealand
#8226; GfK Point of Sales tracking period: May 2016 – April 2017 versus May 2015 – April 2016
#8226; Value growth tracked based on local currency, but common currency for consolidated tracking based on USD.

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Adobe Reimagines PDF Creation for a Mobile-First World



Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Adobe Scan Turns Paper into Intelligent Digital Documents, Integrates with Acrobat DC and Adobe Sign

As the workplace of the future unfolds and digital transformation takes hold both at the office and in our personal lives, smartphones and tablets are increasingly relied upon to get real work done from anywhere – whether digitizing tax documents, capturing receipts to submit an expense report or getting a sales contract signed before the quarter ends. People need powerful, integrated mobile apps and services that help them be more productive no matter where they are.

Addressing this need, Adobe (Nasdaq: ADBE) today unveiled major innovations in Adobe Document Cloud, delivering intuitive experiences that help people get work done from anywhere. Document Cloud lets you work across its integrated cloud services, mobile and desktop apps. Leading the new line-up are innovations in Adobe Sign, setting a new bar for ease of use and mobility, and Adobe Scan, a new free app that delivers a modern document experience, turning your mobile device into an intelligent scanning and text-recognition tool.

Introducing Adobe Scan – Powered by Adobe Sensei
Turn your phone or tablet into a scanning tool that automatically recognizes text. Capture images in a snap and transform them into brilliantly clear Adobe PDFs. Available on iOS and Android, Adobe Scan connects you to the world’s best PDF services, created by the people who invented PDF. See Adobe Scan in action and try it for yourself. With Adobe Scan you can:

#8226; Scan anything into high-quality PDFs with your mobile device. Automatically capture a shopping receipt, paper document, business card or whiteboard, or choose an image from your camera roll and Adobe Scan will do the rest. Powered by Adobe Sensei’s intelligent services, Adobe Scan automates boundary detection, auto-crop and capture, perspective correction and auto-clean, removing shadows and making text crisp and clear.
#8226; Capture scanned text with free automatic text recognition (OCR). Snap a picture of any document or anything with printed text and Adobe Scan will automatically convert it into digital text that can be selected, copied or annotated with Acrobat Reader DC or Acrobat DC. The content then becomes searchable and reusable in a secure and reliable Adobe PDF.
#8226; Do more with your scans and connect with the world’s best document services from Adobe. Use the free Adobe Scan app and a free Adobe Document Cloud account to automatically upload, store, share and access your scanned files online. Subscribers to Acrobat DC can also unlock powerful functionality to edit and organize documents, collect signatures and much more. Scan on your phone and upload to Document Cloud to edit on your laptop then continue working with the document on your tablet. And take advantage of new mobile functionality in Adobe Sign to automatically sign and send documents from any device.

“Turning printed materials into digital documents, analyzing and extracting the underlying information to allow them to be searched, analyzed and incorporated into digital workflows is a huge challenge,” said Ernest Wong, senior digital media solutions consultant, Adobe Hong Kong and Taiwan. “With the help of Adobe Document Cloud and apps such as Adobe Scan and Adobe Sign, Adobe is incorporating PDF seamlessly onto both desktops and mobile devices in this mobile first world to offer an unprecedented modern document experience.”

Adobe Sign Defines New Industry Standards, Delivers Massive ROI
Adobe Sign makes it easy to automate every task in a document workflow, from e-signatures and approvals to filling out forms and certified document delivery. And Adobe Sign delivers impressive cost savings with significant productivity gains for customers. A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Adobe found that companies experienced benefits of US $2 million over three years, with an ROI of 383 percent when using Adobe Sign, including a significantly reduced environmental impact. Read more in the study, “The Total Economic Impact of Adobe Sign.”

Today, Adobe is once again setting a new bar for ease of use and mobility with Adobe Sign capabilities that are first in the industry.

#8226; Cloud-based digital signatures – Previously offered as a customer preview, Adobe Sign now delivers the world’s first cloud-based digital signatures based on an open standard. Digital signatures, the most advanced and secure type of electronic signatures, are now available in any browser or on any mobile device.
#8226; Cross-device signature capture – Easily capture a handwritten signature electronically, even when your computer isn’t touch-enabled. Send a text message to your mobile device and sign with your finger or a stylus, then finish the job back on your desktop. One tap adds it to your document automatically.
#8226; Customizable email templates – Extend your brand and personalize customer interactions with fully-customizable email templates for requesting and confirming signatures. Give your marketing department full control to use your logo, banner images, custom messages and other visual treatments to create an experience that is unique to your brand.
#8226; Business stamps – Improve compliance by letting participants add a visible business stamp to your document or form, such as a 'received' image or a company seal, or a personal identifier such as a Hanko stamp in Japan.
#8226; Integration with ServiceNow – Accelerate onboarding and improve customer service by adding Adobe Sign to your ServiceNow workflows. Send contracts, agreements, and new hire forms directly from ServiceNow.

About Adobe Document Cloud
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Source: ChinaNewswire.com

KAZAKHSTAN PREPARES SPECIAL TOURIST ROUTES WITHIN EXPO 2017



Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - The International Specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 dedicated to the theme ‘Future Energy’ is one of the world’s largest cultural venues and one of the most exciting places for tourists from all around the world.

In Hong Kong, Astana EXPO 2017 will present more than 70 tourist routes that were developed for foreign tourism companies including the visit to the world largest Baikonur Cosmodrome, sights which are on the list of world heritage of UNESCO and picturesque national parks of the Republic, as well as a variety of health-improving, mountain-skiing tours.

A special road-show called “Travel along the Great Silk Way together with Astana EXPO 2017”, which takes place in Hong Kong on June 16th, will promote Kazakhstani tourist products and packages created for EXPO 2017.

Roza Assanbayeva, President of the Kazakhstani Tourist Association, Deputy Director of the Promotion and Tourism Department of JSC NC Astana EXPO 2017, will present the largest exhibition dedicated to the theme of green energy, its business and cultural programs, as well as the content of national pavilions.

This year is declared as the year of China's tourism in Kazakhstan. During the period of EXPO 2017, especially for tourists from this country, a visa-free regime up to 72 hours was introduced. Thus, the citizens of China who travel to third countries with a transit via Astana and Almaty airports by SCAT and Air Astana airlines can stay in these two cities for three days without a visa. Also there is a visa-free regime between Kazakhstan and Hong Kong.

The Organizing Committee of EXPO 2017 expects that around 100 000 people from China will visit the EXPO site, and more than 500 companies from this country will take part in the exhibition. Overall, over 5 million visits are expected at the EXPO 2017 site.

About Astana EXPO 2017

The International Specialized exhibition Astana EXPO 2017 ‘Future Energy’ will take place between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana. The exhibition will last 93 days and become one of the most spectacular cultural venues in 2017.

Representatives of 115 countries and 22 international organizations will participate in EXPO 2017 to discuss global issues related to developing renewable energy sources. Tourists from all over the world will be able to see the latest technologies from around the world, including Solar Impulse and Formula E projects. More than 3 000 events are planned within the exhibition in Astana. These events include the concerts of Dimash Kudaibergen, the Kazakhstani and Chinese pop star; exhibition of the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, exhibition of weapon art from the Hermitage collection presenting about 70 samples of weapons from the countries of East and West.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

韦尔牵头促成凤凰国际集团与蒙古国中土能源签订战略合作投资优质资源 把握一带一路机遇



中国香港 2017年06月26日 /ChinaNewswire.com/ 2017年6月17日,由韦尔创新投资发展有限公司作为牵头人促成凤凰国际集团、蒙古国中土能源签订战略合作的发布会在香港湾仔君悦酒店隆重举行,约250位嘉宾到场出席见证。

出席的重要嘉宾包括凤凰国际集团投资股份有限公司行政总裁王子森,蒙古国中土有限公司董事长冯灵德、副总经理周福根,蒙古国地质探矿公司总经理左拉吉日嘎拉,蒙古国中土公司项目部经理阿木古楞,蒙古国中土公司总顾问方源,蒙古国中土公司办公室周萌,麒麟金融集团行政总裁吴宇丰。

蒙古中土能源的采矿项目,由宁波市燃料集团董事长冯灵德创立,过去20多年来一直专注于投资及开发燃料及矿项目,在业内具有十分丰富的专业开发及管理经验,是次与凤凰国际集团联合投资开发,为省内大型煤矿项目,预料将会为双方实现合作共赢,也带来难得的天然资源投资机遇。

投资一带一路沿线地区潜力项目

凤凰国际集团由一群专业从事股权投资的资深金融业人才所组成,主要投资范围由早期初创项目发掘到孵化以致项目并购投资,最终实现项目增值并退出。目前集团主要投资于大中华地区、柬埔寨、泰国及马来西亚,日后将重点于「一带一路」沿线地区投资潜力项目。

麒麟金融集团行政总裁吴宇丰作为重要嘉宾致辞表示︰「非常高兴看见凤凰国际集团与蒙古国中土能源达成战略合作,期望双方能在煤矿业有美好的发展。」

冯灵德致辞表示︰「蒙古国中土能源将正式和凤凰国际展开合作,开发蒙古国第三大煤田湖热辉斯煤矿,也预示着蒙古国中土能源迈向国际市场前进一大步。此次成功合作要衷心感谢韦尔的牵头。」他指出,湖热辉斯煤矿位于蒙古国中戈壁省,面积4271.18公顷,该矿位于乌兰巴托东南方向200公里,距离连接中、蒙、俄的跨境铁路17公里,离中国二连浩特口岸450公里。该煤矿核实探明储量达1.19亿吨,远景储量达5至6亿吨,矿产能为每年500万吨,目前全部采矿手续已办理完毕。

王子森:具成本优势 投资回报高

凤凰国际集团行政总裁王子森于业内具有超过10年的专业投资经验,带领一众专业团队在过去多年取得丰硕投资成果,多年来亦深得广大中国地区投资客户的支持。王子森同时是香港丝路经济促进会及中港人才发展协会创会成员,多年来一直对中港两地经济活动作出贡献。

他致辞时感谢冯灵德给予机会让集团有幸参与优质的能源项目,同时感谢韦尔的领导作为项目的牵头人,做了大量调研工作,促成了合作。他指出︰「国际的能源价格有周期性,未来五到十年的能源价格总体会上涨,原因包括多个国际上主要的经济体的经济发展加快,同时『一带一路』的国策带动了沿线地区对于能源的需求。蒙古国中土能源的项目,经过专家团队的考察,矿产量大、存量大、容易开采且成本低,是市场上难得一见的优质项目,相信今后多年都能够享有理想的成本优势。」

王子森续说︰「蒙古国挖矿的技术能把煤矿开采出来的天然资源,提升为一种环保能源,大大减少了对环境的污染,所以该项目不仅带来了资金收益,更能造福下一代。」其后他接受媒体采访时表示:「我们关注新环保能源的发展,认为不可再生能源的资源项目有发展优势。此次蒙古国中土能源生产的是环保煤,具有独特技术和优势,首次合作过程双方有互相配合理解,很愉快畅顺。」他亦表示︰「我们有投资资本和专业的专家队伍,『一带一路』让我们认识到沿线国家有很多好的投资项目,中港两地投资者应把握这些机会。」

随后,左拉吉日嘎拉以及阿木古楞详细介绍讲解了探矿情况和地势分析,阿木古楞在接受媒体访问时表示:「在『一带一路』下,我们的煤矿能源发展是第一个接口。中国发电产源距离我们的煤矿50公里,能起到互补作用。」

韦尔为有潜力、有资金的投资商牵线搭桥,物色内地良好的投资项目,作为顾问、中间人的角色,为促进中港发展商与投资方之间的项目达成,提供法律支持、会计、财务咨询全方位的服务。韦尔因应发展需要,提供高端服务,故成立了豪华游艇俱乐部,在全国包括青岛、上海、厦门、深圳都有合作方,让广大朋友可在蓝天白云下、环海美景中,一边享受悠闲舒适的环境,一边洽谈商务,达成多方共赢、回报丰厚的合作协议。

Source: Well Global

Microsemi Enhances TimeProvider 5000 PTP Grandmaster Clock to Support IPv6 Protocol and Multi-GNSS Constellation, Ensuring Better Reception and Higher Security in Telecommunications



Hong Kong, China, June 26, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the hardware on its TimeProvider#174; 5000 IEEE#8482; 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) grandmaster clock has been updated to support Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) and multi-Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) constellation to ensure better reception and higher security in a wide variety of telecommunications network applications.

“As our global wireless customers drive mobile infrastructure forward with LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) and 5G services, support for IPv6 and alternate GNSS constellations is rising in importance for deploying a robust, secure and future-proof synchronization network,” said Barry Dropping, senior director of product line management for Microsemi. “The addition of GLONASS and Galileo support on the TimeProvider 5000 system greatly enhances the robustness and security of this widely adopted synchronization platform for global carriers. We will continue to invest in this technology to ensure reliable long-term roadmap support is provided for telecommunications customers.”

An increasing number of global operators are now looking at solutions like Microsemi’s enhanced TimeProvider 5000, as the device offers multiple constellations in accordance with the directives in certain countries to remove their sole dependency on GPS. Having support for GLONASS and Galileo constellations also makes systems more robust and secure to certain GNSS vulnerabilities.

Microsemi’s TimeProvider family has been installed in more than 350 networks across the globe, enabling communications service providers to build stable, high performance and reliable network infrastructures. Along with new support for IPv6 and multi-GNSS constellations, the recently enhanced TimeProvider 5000 provides redundant hardware, user configurable PTP profiles and Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) support with optical small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules.

The TimeProvider 5000 is a carrier-grade IEEE 1588 PTP grandmaster clock with a Network Time Protocol (NTP) server option and expansion shelf capabilities that include SyncE and an advanced PTP profiles, making the timing and synchronization system capable of supporting network needs today and in the future. Its flexible design is vital to enable circuit to packet network migration for high-speed data services and wireless backhaul, and to deliver 3G, 4G/LTE, LTE-A and 5G wireless services.

Microsemi’s TimeProvider family is a part of the carrier routing and switching equipment market which was approximately $43 billion in 2016 according to market research firm IHS Infonetics. The firm also expects this market to see sales growth as more carriers start and expand their 4G services along with the introduction of 5G deployments toward the end of 2019.

In addition to its TimeProvider family, Microsemi also offers highly comprehensive and cost-effective IEEE 1588 and SyncE network synchronization silicon solutions providing time stamping, ultralow jitter (for up to 100G PHYs), IEEE 1588 protocol support (including the ITU-T telecom profile for frequency and phase) and one of the industry’s most established Client servos used by numerous carriers worldwide. The solutions offered are used by all major equipment vendors across the globe in a variety of wireless and wireline applications and work seamlessly with Microsemi’s full range of TimeProvider equipment.

Product Availability

Microsemi’s TimeProvider 5000 PTP grandmaster clock with support for IPv6 and multi-GNSS constellation is available now. For more information, visit https://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-synchronization-systems/time-frequency-distribution/network-appliances-servers/timeprovider/timeprovider-5000-and-timeprovider-expansion or email [email protected] For more information about Microsemi’s Carrier-grade IEEE 1588 grandmaster clocks, visit https://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-synchronization-systems/time-frequency-distribution/network-appliances-servers/carrier-grade-ntp-and-ptp-solutions.

About Microsemi’s Product Portfolio for Communications

Microsemi is a premier supplier of high value-add semiconductor, system and services for the enterprise, data center and telecom markets. Microsemi products enable customers to build secure, reliable and low power systems that can meet stringent requirements of next generation communication networks. Customers leverage Microsemi technologies to drive innovation in a range of applications including edge and core routers, Ethernet switches, optical transport network (OTN), wireless infrastructure including LTE-A, small cells and Wi-Fi access points; access aggregation and broadband gateways including fiber/PON, G.fast and DOCSIS3.1.

Microsemi’s comprehensive communications portfolio offers market-leading advancements in multiple product categories including high accuracy timing and synchronization systems, software, components and services; feature-rich Carrier Ethernet switches and PHY, power-efficient and multi-standard compliant PoE systems and components, G.hn, G.fast and xDSL line drivers; innovative voice and audio intelligence, lowest power FPGAs with highest security and single event upset (SEU) immune fabric, security portfolio of hardware and software products including state-of–the-art multi-layer encryption, sophisticated key management, secure authentication with anti-tamper and anti-cloning capabilities; 100 Gigabits optical drivers and the most integrated Wi-Fi front-end modules (FEM). For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/communications.

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

Microsemi and Intrinsic ID Collaboration Delivers SRAM-PUF in PolarFire FPGAs, Providing Advanced Security



Hong Kong, China, June 22, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Intrinsic ID, the world’s leading provider of digital authentication technology for internet of things (IoT) and embedded applications, announced Intrinsic ID’s static random-access memory (SRAM) physical unclonable function (SRAM PUF) is included in Microsemi’s new PolarFire#8482; field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). QUIDDIKEY#174;-FLEX is a state-of-the-art high-security key generation and storage mechanism offering advanced security features based on SRAM PUF.

The SRAM PUF hardware serves as a primary element in the security of Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGAs, protecting customers’ intellectual property (IP) by providing confidentiality of the IP and protecting it against cloning and reverse engineering. In addition, it provides secure supply chain assurance for PolarFire FPGAs and ultimately users’ systems, and can secure end applications such as secure communications relying on cryptography. PolarFire FPGAs are ideal as the root of trust in a customer system, with QUIDDIKEY-FLEX’s hardware-intrinsic keys providing an essential trust anchor for the device and system. The PUF is also used to protect a new secure-NVM (sNVM) service where the FPGA customer can optionally store application keys and other sensitive data in authenticated or encrypted-and-authenticated form.

“Microsemi’s PolarFire FPGAs represent the industry’s most advanced programmable security FPGAs and our collaboration with Intrinsic ID to implement its QUIDDIKEY-FLEX SRAM-PUF has enabled us to further serve the demanding security needs of our growing FPGA customer base,” said Bruce Weyer, vice president and business unit manager at Microsemi. “Today’s applications are not only expected to meet high performance requirements but to do so securely, protecting both application designs and data. PolarFire FPGAs provide a solid, secure foundation for a wide range of these challenging applications.”

Built on Microsemi’s SmartFusion#8482;2 and IGLOO#8482;2 fourth-generation flash FPGA security model, the design security, anti-tamper and data security features have been greatly expanded for PolarFire FPGAs with additional and enhanced tamper monitors and responses, complementary to the PUF, for detecting and responding to threats before system security can be compromised; and with an advanced DPA-resistant crypto-processor. QUIDDIKEY-FLEX combines the passive zeroization feature of volatile memory with tamper-resistant nonvolatile key storage, without requiring batteries. When the power to the SRAM PUF is off, which it is when not being actively used, the key effectively becomes invisible.

Intrinsic ID’s QUIDDIKEY-FLEX SRAM PUF offers vital protection for secure hardware, design and data security, which are growing priorities for customers in every end market, particularly within defense and communications. According to a recent research report from MarketsandMarkets, the hardware encryption market is expected to be valued at nearly $414 billion by 2022, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.3 percent between 2016 and 2022. The major factors driving the growth of this market include increasing concern for data security issues and privacy of data, growing requirements of regulatory compliance, expansion of digital content and significant advantages over software encryption technology.

“Microsemi continues to demonstrate its leadership position in FPGAs using the most advanced PUF technology Intrinsic ID provides,” said Intrinsic ID Chief Executive Officer Pim Tuyls. “The version of the QUIDDIKEY-FLEX SRAM PUF used in PolarFire FPGAs is some of the most sophisticated IP we have delivered for key storage and device identification, and reflects our successful collaboration with Microsemi to help provide the most secure programmable mid-range FPGAs.”

Intrinsic ID’s QUIDDIKEY-FLEX SRAM PUF is a state-of-the-art method for secure on-chip key storage. Based on unavoidable random manufacturing variations, it generates full-entropy 256-bit hardware-intrinsic keys used as key-encryption keys for all the other keys stored on the device. Examples of these stored keys include the private elliptical curve cryptography (ECC) key used to identify the device, and the user-installed keys used for secure field updates.

Availability

Microsemi's PolarFire FPGAs with Intrinsic ID’s QUIDDIKEY-FLEX SRAM PUF are available now. For more information, visit www.microsemi.com/polarfire and www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/security or email [email protected]

About PolarFire FPGAs

Microsemi’s new cost-optimized PolarFire FPGAs deliver the industry’s lowest power at mid-range densities with exceptional security and reliability. The product family features 12.7 Gbps Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) transceivers at up to 50 percent lower power than competing FPGAs. Densities span from 100K to 500K logic elements (LEs) and are ideal for a wide range of applications within wireline access networks and cellular infrastructure, defense and commercial aviation markets, as well as industry 4.0 which includes the industrial automation and IoT markets.

PolarFire FPGAs’ transceivers can support multiple serial protocols, making the products ideal for communications applications with 10Gbps Ethernet, CPRI, JESD204B, Interlaken and PCIe. In addition, the ability to implement serial gigabit Ethernet (SGMII) on general purpose input/output (GPIO) enables numerous 1Gbps Ethernet links to be supported. PolarFire FPGAs also contain the most hardened security intellectual property (IP) to protect customer designs, data and supply chain. The non-volatile PolarFire product family consumes 10 times less static power than competitive devices and features an even lower standby power referred to as Flash*Freeze. For more information, visit www.microsemi.com/polarfire.

About Microsemi's Security Solutions Portfolio

Microsemi is a leading provider of information assurance (IA) and anti-tamper (AT) solutions and services to U.S. federal organizations, systems integrators and industries requiring a high level of electronic security including financial, digital rights management, gaming, industrial automation and medical. The company leverages its proven hardware and software IA/AT technologies, innovative cryptographically-secure supply chain risk management process and extensive industry experience to secure critical program information and technology through the entire system lifecycle. In addition, Microsemi provides secure synchronous time generating systems, secured Ethernet connectivity, controller-based data encryption for data protection and security solutions in data centers, comprehensive IA/AT services such as risk assessments, protection development and red teaming to satisfy security requirements. For more information on Microsemi's security products and technologies, visit http://www.microsemi.com/design-support/security-technology and for more information on Microsemi's product portfolio, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/.

About Intrinsic ID

Intrinsic ID is the world’s leading digital authentication company for the Internet of Things (IoT) and embedded applications. It is the inventor of SRAM Physical Unclonable Function, or SRAM PUF, leveraging manufacturing variations in semiconductors to create unique IDs and keys to authenticate chips, data, devices and systems. Through its flexibility, scalability and low implementation cost, Intrinsic ID products address the security needs of the fast-growing IoT market. Its solutions are used to validate payment systems, secure connectivity, authenticate sensors, and protect sensitive government and military data and systems. Intrinsic ID’s award recognition includes the EU 2016 Innovation Radar Prize, which honors high-potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research. Intrinsic ID’s SRAM PUF technology has been proven in millions of devices and in products that have passed certification by Common Criteria Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL6+), EMVCo, Visa and multiple governments. Visit Intrinsic ID online at www.Intrinsic-ID.com.

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world’s standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com

in Secure Access Solution Category at 2017 NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards



Hong Kong, China, June 21, 2017 /ChinaNewswire.com/ - CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) announced that it has won the best Secure Access Solution award at the 2017 NetworkWorld Asia (NWA) Information Management Awards.

CA Technologies emerged as the winner after undergoing a thorough evaluation process by NetworkWorld Asia editors and 100 regional CIOs and IT heads of end-user organizations across Asia Pacific amp; Japan (APJ). Its security portfolio was chosen as the secure access solution that is best able to meet the stringent and evolving requirements of enterprises.

“We are truly honored to have received this award. It recognizes our continued leadership in IT security and underscores our commitment to provide secure, frictionless access for enterprises that are undergoing digital transformation,” said Lim Teng Sherng, vice president, Security, Asia Pacific amp; Japan, CA Technologies.

“Every business today is in the software business, where agility, automation, insights and security are critical elements in the blueprint for successfully leveraging software to compete and win in the market. With the right solutions and approach, security can do more than protect data and control access; it can enable the business and provide competitive advantage,” he added.

The security portfolio from CA Technologies encompasses a wide range of solutions, including identity management and governance, access management/single sign-on, privileged access management, payment security and API security. It also has added application security with its recent Veracode acquisition. They help reduce the risk of inappropriate access and fraud with strong authentication features. CA’s comprehensive security portfolio helps ensure users have simple and seamless access to multiple services and applications, which helps to bolster customer loyalty and drive the adoption of new applications. These attributes allow companies to accelerate the delivery of new digital services and respond swiftly to new opportunities.

“CA Technologies continues to demonstrate its security expertise with solutions that effectively safeguard businesses from internal and external threats while providing users with a frictionless and intuitive access experience. Their ability to simultaneously build customer loyalty and satisfaction is one of the key reasons why they were judged as the winner for this category,” said Victor Ng, Editor-in-Chief for NetworkWorld Asia and Enterprise Group Editorial Director at Questex Asia.

Along with the rest of the finalists, CA Technologies was chosen based on the following criteria:
‧ Reputation of vendor in the marketplace.
‧ Features and unique selling points of the vendor’s solution.
‧ Widespread acceptance of technology and/or brand.
‧ Users’ feedback on the solution/deployment.
‧ Contributing factors such as durability, scalability and quality of service.?
About NWA Information Management Awards

The NetworkWorld Asia Information Management Awards, inaugurated in 2012, recognizes Asia's leaders in Information Security, Storage and Data Management for the huge advances made in these fields over the last few years.

2017 marks the 6th annual Information Management Awards. In 5 years, data security and storage needs have grown phenomenally, and many new players have moved into the Asia Pacific market while some traditional players have consolidated. This year's Awards program seeks to recognize these developments as well.

This is the only regional Editors’ and CIOs’ Choice Awards program for this maturing market, backed by leading Asian publications and portals – NetworkWorld Asia, Networks Asia, Security Asia, Storage Asia and Asia Cloud Forum.

The awards are guided by a team of experienced editors with deep and broad industry knowledge, as well as a large panel of CIO judges with domain expertise and deep insights in Information Management.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) creates software that fuels transformation for companies and enables them to seize the opportunities of the application economy. Software is at the heart of every business in every industry. From planning, to development, to management and security, CA is working with companies worldwide to change the way we live, transact, and communicate – across mobile, private and public cloud, distributed and mainframe environments. Learn more at www.ca.com.

Source: ChinaNewswire.com