Rutronik supports Team HCB-Rutronik Racing in the Macau GP

Hong Kong, China, October 30, 2017 / - Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH plans to broaden its business relationships in Asia and become better known in this growth market. To this end, Rutronik will be the main sponsor for Team HCB-Rutronik Racing from Wilferdingen at the FIA Grand Prix in Macau together with its partners Yageo and Vishay. The event will take place from Thursday, 16 November until Sunday, 19 November. Team HCB-Rutronik Racing will also be receiving support from Audi Sport customer racing.

“Without our powerful partners Yageo, Vishay and Audi Sport customer racing, we would not be able to engage in this degree of commitment in Macau,” says Rutronik CEO Thomas Rudel. As a team, the partners pulled off a real coup: Team HCB-Rutronik Racing’s No. 1 driver behind the wheel of one of the two Audi R8 LMS is none other than the current Formula E world champion Lucas di Grassi. CEO Rudel explains how engaging the Brazilian has a strategic significance that goes beyond the sporting success: “Lucas di Grassi is the Formula E world champion. But he is also an entrepreneur and owner of a company that manufactures innovative e-bikes. Motor sports know-how is one of the ingredients that contributes to the production processes. This means that di Grassi embodies Rutronik’s philosophy as a highly innovative, flexible and dynamic company.”

Initial exchanges between di Grassi and the distributor have already taken place, and Rutronik is interested in intensifying this cooperation. CEO Rudel can also imagine further cooperation with Roborace, the world’s first driverless motor sports platform of which di Grassi is the CEO. The automotive sector is one of Rutronik’s most important business areas; the electronic component distributor achieves over 40% of its turnover in this area. This means the company can make a correspondingly weighty contribution in terms of its expertise and providing access to the latest components.

The company intends to use the Macau Grand Prix as a platform for intensifying its business relationships with important partners including co-sponsors Yageo and Vishay, as well as strengthening its profile on the Asian market in general. In 2016, when Rutronik was main sponsor for HCB-Rutronik Racing in Macau for the first time, 87 TV stations and over 900 radio stations from all over the world reported on the GP, not to mention worldwide streaming services and around 400,000 enthusiastic fans at the event itself.

The world champion‘s optimism

“For me, Macau is one of the most difficult races in the world,” says Lucas di Grassi. “I have already raced here twice in Formula 3 and am very much looking forward to returning. What interests me especially is getting to know the course as an Audi works driver with a GT vehicle. HCB-Rutronik Racing is a highly professional team, and I think we have a good chance of winning the race. That is definitely my aim. The contact with Rutronik also came via HCB, and I am really looking forward to further cooperation in future.” The second HCBRutronik Racing cockpit will be occupied by Fabian Plentz, as was the case last year. This year, HCB-Rutronik Racing is receiving works support from Audi Sport customer racing.

Macau as a factor in Rutronik‘s Asia strategy

The Macau Grand Prix is regarded as being one of the most important motor sport events of the racing year. Since 1954, several Formula 1 drivers have raced in the GP. The winners include Ayrton Senna, Michael and Ralf Schumacher as well as David Coulthard. The GT World Cup in which HCB-Rutronik Racing is taking part has been held since 2008.

“Asia is a huge growth market for Rutronik, and the Macau Grand Prix is one of the largest motor sport events in the world,” as Markus Krieg, Rutronik’s Managing Director for marketing, points out. “Motor racing has to be able to rely on extremely high-quality electronic components that can cope with the most demanding of situations. So from the entrepreneurial point of view, being present at such a high-profile race represents the perfect opportunity for Rutronik to position itself as a technologically competent and reliable partner for local, regional and global customers.” Currently, Rutronik has three offices in China – in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Chengdu – as well as subsidiaries in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand.

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About Rutronik (

Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is the third largest distributor in Europe (European Distribution Report 2016) and the number ten worldwide (SourceToday, May 2017). 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 1,600 staff worldwide and achieved Group sales of 872 million euros in the fiscal year 2016.




中国上海 2017年10月30日 / 全球领先的高性能聚合物材料供应商科思创宣布,基于科思创创新技术研发的聚氨酯风机叶片,成功通过北京鉴衡认证中心(CGC)的静力和疲劳测试(包括摆振和挥舞方向)。在2017北京国际风能大会暨展览会上,科思创公布了这一喜讯,并向观众展示了其全新聚氨酯树脂解决方案。

此次通过测试的风机叶片功率为2兆瓦,长度为55.2米,其大梁和腹板采用科思创的新型聚氨酯灌注树脂和重庆国际复合材料有限公司的TM+ 玻璃纤维制成,叶片的其他部分仍然使用环氧树脂制造。


科思创聚氨酯事业部亚太区研发总监李倩博士说道:“风机叶片测试是证明叶片长期可靠运行的关键。测试结果表明,聚氨酯树脂可以达到严格的行业标准,满足叶片在恶劣条件下的长期使用要求,这是继科思创聚氨酯材料获得DNV GL国际认证之后又一个里程碑。同时,本次测试也充分证明,聚氨酯与环氧树脂之间有着很强的界面结合力。”













Source: Covestro

Ingenico Introduces AI-Powered Zero Fraud Solution

Hong Kong, China, October 30, 2017 / - Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, announced that it has expanded its fraud detection and management capabilities with a new, real time solution that enables merchants to increase revenue by optimizing their acceptance rate and reduce customer churn. The new solution leverages sophisticated Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology developed by the German-Israeli payment security company Fraugster to identify and separate fraudulent transactions from legitimate ones. This enables a new fraud protection insurance model, which means fraud is reduced to zero for merchants. If any fraudulent transactions slip through the solution, the costs are absorbed by Fraugster. As the solution is fully integrated into Ingenico’s platform, adding the fraud solution is simple and only requires one click activation with no additional technical implementation on the side of the merchant.

As the total global eCommerce market continues to grow, so do the costs associated with online fraud and chargebacks. This is particularly true for international merchants, because cross-border payments have significantly higher risk of fraud than domestic payments do. Increasingly, sophisticated cyber criminals also take advantage of the shift to mobile payments, where fraud losses are higher as percentage of revenue. In addition to monetary losses, online fraud also brings with it the risk of potentially severe reputation damage. Consumers are less inclined to shop at merchants that have been associated with fraud. Yet merchants who implement overly strict fraud rules risk rejecting legitimate customers, leading to further monetary and reputation loss.

As a global Payment Service Provider, Ingenico not only processes online and mobile payments, but also provides value-added services to further optimize merchants’ financial flow. The new fraud solution offers merchants a choice of two products that each target a side of the risk management coin.

#8226; The Fraud Free Product: Made for merchants who have a chargeback problem. This product covers CNP losses for merchants who have high chargeback rates.

#8226; The new Fraud Free+: Made for merchants who have an acceptance rate problem. This product not only covers merchant’s chargeback losses but also increases their acceptance rates and revenue by accepting more good customers.

Automated risk management and reporting provide transparency as well as instant, detailed feedback on performance – allowing in-house risk teams to focus on other tasks.

“Fraud is a fact of life for online merchants, but that doesn’t mean they have to just accept it. At Ingenico, we reduce exposure to fraud to a minimum with efficient tooling and expertise,” said Gabriel de Montessus, VP Retail Global Product and Marketing for Ingenico Group. “Artificial Intelligence is the future of fraud prevention, and this solution will help our merchants improve their performance.”

“This partnership combines Fraugster’s innovative technology and disruptive vision with Ingenico’s experience, global merchant portfolio and ability to execute at scale,” said Max Laemmle, CEO and founder of Fraugster. “Independently, we each have a piece of the puzzle. Together, we will take that next step and reduce online fraud to zero for merchants.”

To help merchants understand the true cost of fraud and address common questions about the use of AI in fraud prevention strategies, Ingenico and Fraugster developed a comprehensive report that can be downloaded free of charge at

About Ingenico Group
Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING) is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile. With the world’s largest payment acceptance network, we deliver secure payment solutions with a local, national and international scope. We are the trusted world-class partner for financial institutions and retailers, from small merchants to several of the world’s best known global brands. Our solutions enable merchants to simplify payment and deliver their brand promise.

About Fraugster
Fraugster Ltd. Is a German-Israeli payment security company leading the future of fraud prevention with Artificial Intelligence. With the vision to create a fraud free world, we have designed and built a proprietary Artificial Intelligence technology that not only eliminates payment fraud but also maximizes revenues for e-commcerce merchants. We have been operating across the globe since 2016 and are currently responsible for tens of billions of dollars for our clients. Our products are used and trusted internationally by leading payment companies.


直击生命科技年度盛典 莱馥全面领跑“产学研用资”

中国上海 2017年10月30日 / 10月28日,由莱馥生命科技承办的2017年手术与细胞治疗学术委员会成立暨全国首届学术研讨会在上海陆家嘴金茂大厦隆重举行。














Source: Lai Fu

HMD Global Presents Nokia 5 Smartphone and Retro Nokia 3310 3G

Hong Kong, China, October 27, 2017 / - Hong Kong, October 25, 2017 – HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announced the launch of the Nokia 5 smartphone and the iconic Nokia 3310 3G, two different models to meet unique needs of users. Always striving to deliver the best possible smartphone experience, Nokia mobiles provides compelling experiences for consumers, and aim to set a new standard in design, material quality, and manufacturing innovation.

Nokia 5: Sleek curved design
With a sleek and compact body, Nokia 5 has been precisely engineered out of a single block of 6000 series aluminium to create a perfect pillowed body that flows seamlessly into the sculpted 2.5D Corning#174; Gorilla#174; Glass. Powered by Qualcomm#174; Snapdragon#8482; 430 processor and Qualcomm#174; Adreno#8482; 505 graphics processor, the Nokia 5 brings robust structural integrity, attention to detail, and the quality of a high-end flagship to consumer. Nokia 5 comes with three card slots, supporting dual-SIM cards and micro SD card and will be available in two colours: Black and Silver to cater to user preferences at the suggested retail price of HKD 1,388.

Nokia smartphones offer a simple and flawless experience along with the periodic Android operating system updates. The latest system also supports Android’s Doze that helps to reduce battery consumption when users are not using their phone. Nokia 5 also features Google Assistance – so that with a simple voice command, you can run a search, schedule meetings, get accurate traffic updates and more – providing an all-around exceptional experience.

Nokia 3310 3G: A modern classic reimagined
Featuring distinctive colours and a brand new user interface, the Nokia 3310 3G offers users personlisation based on their personalities. It not only presents a perfect blend of modernity and nostalgia, the classic Nokia game Snake also comes pre-installed on the phone. The interface has been improved to deliver an enhanced experience, meaning that you can now change the icon colours and position to ensure your favourite functions are exactly where you want them to be.

Nokia 3310 3G version comes with new silver keypads and a curved ergonomic body, allowing more spacing between the buttons, enabling users to dial, text, and use social media more comfortably. Nokia 3310 3G has up to 6.5 hours of talk time and up to 27 days of standby time so you are always able to stay in touch. Also, the Nokia 3310 3G will be available in two popular colours: Charcoal and Warm Red, and will be available at a suggested retail price of HKD 568.

“We are excited to bring Nokia 5 and also the long-awaited Nokia 3310 3G for our Hong Kong users. Both models continue our mission to connect people with our design philosophy and commitment of providing an enhanced mobile experience,” said Sancho Chak, General Manager of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau of HMD Global. “Combine all of that with intricate designs and our consistent effort to optimize the smartphone experience, we hope to empower users to live a better life.”

Sales for Nokia 5 and Nokia 3310 3G will be available from November 3 at:
#8226; Nokia 5: csl., 1O1O under CSL Mobile Limited, Telecom Digital, SUN Mobile, Broadway, Fortress and Wilson Communications (in no particular order)
#8226; Nokia 3310 3G: csl., 1O1O under CSL Mobile Limited, Broadway, Fortress, Wilson Communications and all Nokia phone authorized retailers (in no particular order)

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About HMD Global
Headquartered in Espoo, Finland, HMD Global Oy is the home of Nokia phones. HMD designs and markets a range of smartphones and feature phones targeted at a range of consumers and price points. With a commitment to innovation and quality, HMD is the proud exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand for phones and tablets. For further information, see

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香港 2017年10月26日 / 专注于中国风投科技行业的领先双语资讯平台中金投网China Money Network)创始人向冀女士今日宣布一项公司创始团队重要任命。

资深出版人万锘薇(Naveet McMahon)将加盟中金投网担任董事合伙人,并成为公司创始团队的重要一员,该任命自今年10月26日起生效。她将负责领导公司业务拓展策略,带领公司团队迅速提升国际国内影响力,打造聚焦中外跨境资本和创新的一站式双语资讯平台。


加盟中金投网之前,万锘薇女士曾在并购市场资讯公司Acuris(前称Mergermarket Group)旗下出版与会议子公司Remark担任亚太区销售总监与发行人。更早以前,她曾在Haymarket集团旗下FinanceAsia与欧洲货币机构投资者集团(Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC)旗下Euroweek担任管理职务,常驻香港。


与此同时,中金投网宣布三位行业顶级专家已经加入公司的顾问团,他们是:国际金融咨询集团Rothschild澳大利亚分公司董事长(原执行总裁)Trevor Rowe;中国在线旅游搜索引擎去哪儿网联合创始人Fritz Demopoulos;和中国风险投资公司阿米巴资本创始人赵鸿。


中金投网(China Money Network)创办于2011年,是一家领先的专注于大中华区风投科技的双语资讯平台,实时追踪中国私募、风投、科创方面的实用数据,致力于搭建中外商业创新信息互通的桥梁,为全球专业人士提供独特投资视野及关键决策的资讯和数据。




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Source: China Money Network

China Money Network Announces Accomplished Publisher Naveet McMahon Has Joined The Fast-Growing Tech Company As Managing Partner

With nearly 20 years of Greater China media experience, Ms. McMahon is a highly respected executive in the media and tech sector.

Hong Kong, China, October 26, 2017 / - Nina Xiang, Managing Editor and Founder of China Money Network Limited, the artificial intelligence (AI)-powered platform tracking China’s smart investments and technology innovation, today announced an important new addition to the company's founding team.

Naveet McMahon, will be joining CMN as managing partner and part of the company's founding team, with effect from October 26, 2017. She will play a leading role in CMN’s overall business development strategy and accelerate the company's expanding presence globally, with the aim to making CMN the go-to source for cross-border investment opportunities in China using its bilingual data intelligence.

”We are extremely pleased to welcome Naveet McMahon on board given her reputation and experience doing business within the Asia Pacific region," says Nina Xiang, founder and managing editor of CMN. "With Naveet's extensive knowledge in the financial and data intelligence industry, we are confident that she is the right person to lead CMN to new heights."

Before joining CMN, Ms. McMahon was the Publisher and Director of Sales, Asia-Pacific at Remark, the market research and events division of Acuris, formerly Mergermarket Group. Prior to that, she held management roles at both FinanceAsia under the Haymarket Group and Euroweek at Euromoney Institutional Investor based in Hong Kong.

Commenting on the move, Ms. McMahon says: "I'm looking forward to working closely with the CMN team of experts to develop new products and manage a new-generation information portal powered by the latest cutting-edge AI technology. By leveraging my experience in financial bespoke research and marketing strategies in Asia Pacific, I believe we can offer unparalleled innovative solutions, ahead of other data sources."

At the same time, CMN announces that the company has expanded their team of advisors consisting of some of the industries top experts from the region. They include: Trevor Rowe, AO, Chairman (formerly Executive Chairman) of Rothschild Australia Limited; Fritz Demopoulos, co-founder of Chinese online travel search engine; and Andrew Toeh, founder of Chinese venture capital firm Ameba Capital.


Founded in 2011, CMN connects the data points to give investors the tools to execute deals in China and beyond. By tracking forward-looking private equity, venture capital and technology innovation we deliver immediately usable data.

CMN's core products include bilingual platforms and, innovative databank on China's cross-border deal, private equity, venture capital and technology innovation. Other services include: customized market research, podcasts, videos, rankings, awards and bespoke events.

CMN is headquartered in Hong Kong and operates from offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Los Angeles. We are an independent business owned by our founding team and employees.

Source: China Money Network

Molex Signs Distribution and Technology Agreement with Electronic Systems Technology, Inc.

Hong Kong, China, October 26, 2017 / - Molex and Electronic Systems Technology, Inc. (EST) dba ESTeem Wireless Modems, manufacturer of the ESTeem#8482; product line of narrow-band licensed, Ethernet-licensed and unlicensed wireless modems, have signed a Master Goods Agreement that allows Molex to sell EST’s full product line as well as integrate ESTeem technology into Molex products. This distribution agreement expands the Molex wireless communications offering and gives customers access to a broader range of solutions.

“This agreement with EST allows Molex to offer the complete spectrum of industrial wireless communications hardware, giving customers access to best-of-breed products while simplifying their supply base all through one provider,” said Chuck Clark, industrial channel manager, Molex. “EST has been an industry leader on the wireless modem for more than 30 years, and our customers will benefit from EST’s diligent efforts to continually enhance its products.”

ESTeem Wireless Modems provide proven and reliable wireless solutions for the industrial control, public safety and federal markets. In addition to its high-speed wireless Ethernet modems, EST also produces licensed, narrow-band radios in the VHF and UHF communication bands with both Ethernet and serial interfaces for applications not served by conventional communications systems.

“We are very excited about the additional market access that this agreement with Molex will open up for our products,” said Mike Eller, president, EST. “Through this reselling arrangement, Molex will be able to expose our wireless modem technology to a broader range of customers and help them meet a more complex set of challenges.”

For more information about Molex product offerings, please visit

About Electronic Systems Technology, Inc.

For over 30 years, Electronic Systems Technology, Inc. has specialized in the development and manufacturing of digital data (non-voice) radio transceivers for use in industrial wireless networking applications. With reliance on wireless communication in the modern world, the global modernization of industrial control systems now require the benefits gained by use of wireless technology. EST designs and produces these specialized, hardened products to operate and survive in these difficult conditions.

EST designs, develops, manufactures and markets the ESTeem line of industrial wireless products and accessories. EST’s products provide innovative communication solutions for applications not served or underutilized by conventional, commercial grade communication systems. EST’s products are part of the ESTeem Industrial Wireless Solutions for commercial, industrial, and government arenas both domestically and internationally. EST’s products are marketed through direct sales, sales representatives, and resellers.

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

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Microsemi Announces Availability of its RTG4 High-Speed, Radiation-Tolerant FPGA Engineering Samples in a Ceramic Quad Flat Package for Easier Integration and Qualification of Flight Systems

Hong Kong, China, October 26, 2017 / - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced its RTG4#8482; high-speed signal processing radiation-tolerant field programmable gate array (FPGA) engineering samples in a ceramic quad flat pack (CQFP) package are now available. The new CQ352 package, which conforms to the CQFP industry standard for space applications, features 352 pins to enable a more cost-effective integration than higher pin count packages and is the only CQFP package available for high-speed radiation-tolerant FPGAs in its class.

As an industry standard, the CQFP package is well-known for its ability to support a variety of space flight applications, primarily due to their lower costs of integration and well-understood assembly techniques, making CQFP easier to assemble onto the printed circuit board (PCB) than ceramic column grid array (CCGA) packages. As a result, CQFP is widely respected by space customers worldwide, including its meticulous package assembly, inspection and testing processes.

“We are excited to bring one of the most popular package types for space flight applications to Microsemi’s RTG4 FPGA family and provide customers a more cost-effective integration than higher pin count packages,” said Minh Nguyen, senior marketing manager for space at Microsemi. “This addition to our existing CG1657 package not only enhances the overall packaging portfolio for these devices, but also demonstrates our ongoing commitment to delivering innovative solutions which enable customers to confidently evaluate and design while meeting demanding industry specifications.”

The RTG4 FPGA in a CQ352 package is ideally suited to control applications which do not require a high number of inputs/outputs (I/Os), including satellites, space launch vehicles, planetary orbiters and landers and deep space probes, as well as others requiring frequent switching and a high number of temperature cycles, which can be challenging for CCGA packages. According to Euroconsult’s report titled, “Satellites to be Built and Launched by 2024,” 60 percent more satellites will be launched by 2024 versus the past decade. This increase is driven primarily by civilian government agencies as established space countries replace and expand their in-orbit satellite systems and more countries acquire their first operational satellite systems.

Microsemi’s RTG4 FPGA in the CQ352 package features 166 3.3V general purpose I/Os, four embedded SpaceWire clock and data recovery circuits and four high-speed serialization/deserialization (SerDes) transceivers which can be used for either external physical coding sublayer (EPCS) or Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) protocols. They also maintain the same count of look-up tables (LUTs), flip-flops, digital signal processing (DSP) math blocks and static random-access memory (SRAM) blocks as the existing CCGA package with 1,657 pins.

About Microsemi’s RTG4 FPGAs and Development Kit
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. The devices feature reprogrammable flash configuration, making prototyping easier for customers. 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. RTG4 supports space applications requiring up to 150,000 logic elements, and each includes a LUT4 and a flip-flop with built-in triple module redundancy (TMR). The devices also feature total ionizing dose (TID) beyond 100 kilorads, as well as high system performance of up to 300 MHz without single event transient (SET) mitigation.

The RTG4 Development Kit features Microsemi’s Libero SoC Design Suite, offering high productivity with its comprehensive, easy to learn, easy to adopt development tools for designing with Microsemi’s radiation-tolerant FPGAs. The suite integrates industry standard Synopsys SynplifyPro synthesis and Mentor Graphics ModelSim simulation with best-in-class constraints management, debug capabilities and secure production programming support.

RTG4 is Microsemi’s latest development in a long history of radiation-tolerant FPGAs that are found in many NASA and international space programs. For more information, visit

Microsemi Leading Space Innovation for 60 Years
With one of the industry's most comprehensive portfolios of space products, Microsemi provides radiation-tolerant FPGAs, radiation-tolerant mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), radiation-hardened DC-to-DC converters, precision time and frequency solutions, linear and POL hybrids, custom hybrid solutions, and radiation-hardened discretes including the broadest portfolio of JANS Class diodes and bipolar products. Microsemi is committed to supporting its products throughout the lifetime of its customer programs. The company continues to innovate and expand its portfolio, which includes its LX7730 radiation-tolerant telemetry controller IC, the new LX7720 radiation-tolerant power driver IC with rotational and position sensing, as well as its RTG4#8482; high-speed signal processing radiation-tolerant FPGA family. The RTG4's reprogrammable flash technology offers complete immunity to radiation-induced configuration upsets in the harshest radiation environments, requiring no configuration scrubbing, unlike SRAM FPGA technology. For more information about Microsemi's space products, visit

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


丽丰-KY 本业克丽缇娜9月爆发 加盟店家数再传佳绩破3800 家

中国上海 2017年10月25日 / 丽丰-KY公布9月底连锁加盟店已达到3811家,2017年预定的展店目标已提早达成!因此同步带动营收表现,该公司于本月11日公告 9月单月合并营收为新台币277.5百万元(人民币60.6百万元),其中主营通路美容连锁加盟店之9月单月营收为新台币271.4百万元(人民币59.3百万元,MoM9%、YoY13%),该公司主要经营之连锁美容加盟通路,经过2016年对加盟店的整顿调整、汏弱留强后,今年来已经逐步显现其经营绩效,原本预计2017年底才能达到的展店目标,也早在第三季底提前达到,就前三季合并营收来看,该公司公告前三季累计合并营收为2261.5百万元(人民币503.5百万元),其中主营通路美容连锁加盟之前三季累计营收为新台币2188.6百万元(人民币487.3百万元),故以人民币计算主营通路营收成长之年增率为19%!



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新加坡 2017年10月24日 / 新加坡 ——领先的整合媒体情报、洞察及内容营销业务的Isentia慕亚集团近日宣布任命Evelyn Kwong (江曼菁)为亚洲区市场部经理,进一步加强在区域市场的投入。该任命于2017年9月正式实施,江曼菁将领导慕亚在亚洲这一关键市场的营销推广工作。


“我非常高兴能够继续更深入的推广Isentia品牌,向大家展示我们特有的数据情报解决方案是如何帮助显著优化客户的商务策略的。从营销的角度,我非常期待与大家分享我们最新的品牌故事,及其他基于真实情报的产品和服务。” 江曼菁表示。

Isentia 首席营销官表示:“Evelyn是慕亚在亚洲的杰出骨干, 随着我们业务在亚洲的不断增长及新产品的推广,我相信Evelyn将在推进慕亚新的品牌故事及高相关度、可操作洞察服务方面发挥重要的作用。”


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中国上海 2017年10月24日 / 今年云栖大会上,蚂蚁金服正式发布全球可信身份平台ZOLOZ(蚂蚁佐罗),开放全球领先的金融级生物识别技术能力。ZOLOZ将帮助用户在数字时代解决“你是谁”的身份识别问题。前不久,支付宝在肯德基的KPRO餐厅上线刷脸支付,其背后是ZOLOZ提供的金融级人脸识别技术。

























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Microsemi Announces BlueSky GPS Firewall to Provide Security Against GPS Spoofing and Jamming Threats

Hong Kong, China, October 24, 2017 / - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, announced the recent development of a breakthrough approach to protecting critical infrastructure against GPS spoofing and jamming threats with the introduction of its BlueSky#8482; GPS Firewall. Designed to provide security protection for GPS delivered position, navigation and timing (PNT) data, the BlueSky GPS Firewall solution can be deployed in-line between any standard GPS antenna and stationary GPS receiver to provide protection against GPS signal incidents, both intentional or accidental, before they enter a GPS receiver system. In response to the growing number of GPS incidents and their potential threat to critical infrastructure, and to assist customers in rapid adoption, Microsemi is making BlueSky GPS Firewall Evaluation kits available in advance of the full production release of the solution.

The dependency on PNT is increasingly important to critical infrastructure sectors such as telecommunications, energy, transportation, emergency services, financial services and enterprise infrastructure, and is mainly provided through GPS. Published best practice documents by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (ST) describe steps that can be taken to mitigate outages and disruptions with GPS reception. In alignment with these documents, Microsemi’s new BlueSky GPS Firewall provides critical infrastructure sectors with a first line of defense against GPS threats to help build out a secure, robust and resilient PNT platform for their infrastructures.

Microsemi's BlueSky GPS Firewall filters the GPS signal in real time, removing anomalies from the GPS signal before it is consumed by the downstream GPS receiver. This creates an intelligent and secure barrier against jamming and spoofing, and prevents the GPS receiver from being impacted by such incidents. Deployment of the BlueSky GPS Firewall does not require any new cabling or alteration of the pre-existing antenna installation and is interoperable with standard GPS receivers. Additionally, the BlueSky GPS Firewall incorporates an Ethernet interface for remote management and monitoring and includes a secure web interface that any browser can use for configuration and set-up of the device.

“Worldwide critical infrastructure dependency on unprotected GPS receivers is a serious security risk. These receivers are susceptible to jamming and spoofing incidents and the industry recognizes this as an increasing threat,” said Randy Brudzinski, vice president and business unit manager of Microsemi's Frequency and Time division. “The vast number of GPS systems already in operation means a significant investment would be required if every system was to be replaced. Microsemi’s BlueSky GPS Firewall is a cost-effective and easy-to-deploy solution to protect GPS without requiring replacement of deployed GPS systems.”

The BlueSky GPS Firewall includes a broad range of data validation rules based on real, live sky GPS threats, both intentional and unintentional. Similar to network security threats, new GPS vulnerabilities are on the rise and Microsemi is continuously tracking GPS signal manipulation including spoofing threats, jamming attacks, multipath signal interference, atmospheric activity and many other issues that can create GPS signal anomalies, disruptions and outages. These advancements are incorporated into the software platform of the BlueSky GPS Firewall, which can be updated remotely using Microsemi’s TimePictra#8482; management system.

According to the GNSS Market Report, Issue 5, copyright European GNSS Agency, 2017, professional market segments such as maritime, rail, telecom/utility/enterprise, surveying, aviation, agriculture and drones which use GNSS devices to operate their infrastructures, enable billions of people globally to benefit from them on a day-to-day basis—whether by enjoying the produce of sustainable and cost-effective agriculture, by using efficiently coordinated transport networks, or by leveraging on GNSS-synchronized telecommunications networks. The total installed base of GNSS devices in these professional segments was estimated at 14.4 million units in 2015 and is expected to grow to 97.8 million units by 2025.

Product Availability
Microsemi's BlueSky GPS Firewall Evaluation Kit is available for order now with delivery beginning in November 2017. For more information, visit or contact [email protected]

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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-Advanced, small cells and Wi-Fi access points; access aggregation and broadband gateways including fiber/PON, 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 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems and components,, 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

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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



Hong Kong, China, October 24, 2017 / - The Quad Small Form Factor Pluggable Double Density (QSFP-DD) Multi Source Agreement (MSA) group has released an updated 3.0 Hardware specification for the new QSFP-DD form factor. In total, 62 companies came together in support of the QSFP-DD MSA to address the industry need for a high-density, high-speed networking solution.

Established in March 2016, the QSFP-DD MSA group accepted the challenge to meet the market demand for a next generation high-density, high-speed pluggable backwards compatible module form factor. The MSA group has succeeded in releasing a 3.0 Hardware specification with broad market support that overcomes the technical challenges of specifying a QSFP28 compatible double-density interface. The QSFP-DD specification defines mechanical, electrical, and thermal management requirements to enable multi-vendor interoperability.

QSFP-DD pluggable modules can support quadruple the bandwidth of conventional QSFP modules, allowing networking equipment to keep pace with advances in ASIC technology. Systems designed for QSFP-DD modules will be backwards compatible with existing QSFP form factors and provide increased flexibility for end users, network platform designers and integrators.

The QSFP-DD 3.0 Hardware specification defines a module and both a stacked height integrated cage/connector system and a single height cage/connector system. The MSA has redefined the scope on the QSFP form factor, the industry’s leading multi-lane pluggable form factor used across Ethernet, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand. QSFP was initially launched at 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps network applications and now QSFP-DD supports up to 400 Gbps in aggregate over an 8 x 50 Gbps electrical interface.

QSFP-DD MSA founder-promoters include Broadcom, Brocade, Cisco, Corning, Finisar, Foxconn Interconnect Technology, Huawei, Intel, Juniper Networks, Lumentum, Luxtera, Mellanox Technologies, Molex, Oclaro, and TE Connectivity.

Contributors include Acacia, ACON, Alibaba, Amphenol, Applied Optoelectronics, APRESIA Systems, Cavium, Celestica, Ciena, ColorChip, Dell EMC, Delta Products, Fujitsu Optical Components, Genesis, H3C, Hisense Broadband, Hitachi Metals, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Innovium, Inphi, Ixia, JPC, Kaiam, LEONI, Lorom, Luxshare-ICT, MACOM, MaxLinear, MultiLane, NeoPhotonics, Nokia, Panduit, PHY-SI, Ranovus, Samtec, SENKO, Semtech, Sicoya, Siemon, Skorpios Technologies, Source Photonics, Spectra7 Microsystems, Spirent, Sumitomo Electric, US Conec, Xilinx, and Yamaichi Electronics.

The QSFP-DD form factor specification is available for free download at the QSFP-DD MSA website

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Nordic Semiconductor adds Embedded Studio IDE support for nRF51 and nRF52 SoC development

Hong Kong, China, October 24, 2017 / - Engineers designing nRF51 and nRF52 Series Bluetooth Low Energy SoC applications now gain free access to SEGGER’s commercial Integrated Development Environment

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA announces it has signed an agreement with Hilden, Germany-based SEGGER Microcontroller GmbH Co. KG to license use of Embedded Studio. The agreement allows developers to freely use Embedded Studio to develop Nordic nRF51 and nRF52 Series Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) applications without any limitations.

Embedded Studio is a complete all-in-one Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for managing, building, testing, and deploying embedded applications. The IDE includes: A powerful Project Manager; Source Code Editor; C/C++ GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and CLANG/ compilers; an Integrated Debugger with advanced debug information windows and direct J-Link integration; and version control features for automatic deployment of finished applications.

Nordic delivers a complete software solution for its nRF51 and nRF52 Series of SOCs but until now these have relied on the use of either commercial IDEs for development or manual set-up of open-source IDEs. The nRF5 SDK included support for the commercial Keil and IAR IDEs as well as the open-source GCC compiler. When developing with GCC, either Eclipse, a free-of-charge, open-source IDE (requiring customization to work with nRF51 and nRF52 Series) or another IDE has been required for writing code and debugging. Now, with Nordic’s licensing of Embedded Studio, developers using the nRF5 SDK gain free access to a commercial IDE with full nRF51 and nRF52 Series SoCs support.

Support for the Embedded Studio IDE has been added to the latest release of the nRF5 SDK, v14.1. All examples are now available as Embedded Studio projects to enable a fast start to development. In addition to Embedded Studio, the new nRF5 SDK offers continued support for Keil V4 and V5, IAR, and GCC projects to ensure existing users can keep developing using their preferred IDE.

“The powerful Nordic nRF microcontroller family is now complemented by the best cross-platform IDE Embedded Studio which will help software engineers to be even more efficient in their daily development processes. It is another key milestone of our exciting long-lasting cooperation with Nordic, having originally started with the J-Link OB support for the Nordic evaluation boards,” says Ivo Geilenbruegge, CEO at SEGGER.

“Adding Embedded Studio is an important step in making our solutions easier to use,” says P#229;l Kastnes, a Technical Marketing Manager with Nordic Semiconductor. "Embedded Studio includes all the features needed to develop applications on the nRF51 and nRF52 Series SoCs and features an intuitive user interface easing project starts.

“Cross-platform support was one of the key things we considered when evaluating a suitable IDEs as we have a large community developing on macOS and Linux in addition to the Windows platform. Until now there has been a limited choice of easy-to-use, free IDEs for macOS and Linux with native nRF support,” says Kastnes.

"Nordic will continue to enhance the ease-of-use of its software solutions and will keep improving its design tools offering. Embedded Studio will make getting started with nRF51 and nRF52 Series SoC easier, while existing IDEs will continue to be supported. In addition, we will include tighter integration with tools like nRF Connect for Desktop to further enhance code development and testing."

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Volume production of Nordic Semiconductor nRF52810 SoC brings Bluetooth 5 to even the most cost sensitive, mass-market wireless devices

Hong Kong, China, October 23, 2017 / - In addition to Bluetooth 5, nRF52810 SoC brings over-the-air (OTA) application updating, previously a feature of Nordic's high-end nRF52 Series SoCs; an optimized Nordic S112 SoftDevice (RF protocol stack); and the latest Nordic nRF5 SDK that allows designers to get lower-cost, mass-market products to consumers with all the key benefits of the latest Bluetooth specification

Nordic Semiconductor today announces that its ‘nRF52810 Bluetooth#174; Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) System-on-Chip (SoC)’—a memory-optimized addition to Nordic’s nRF52 Series of class-leading, high-performance Bluetooth 5-certified SoCs—is now available in high volume for customers across the world. The nRF52810 rounds-out the Nordic Semiconductor nRF52 Series which includes the proven nRF52832 (with which the nRF52810 is pin-compatible) and high-end nRF52840 SoCs.

The full production volume launch of the nRF52810 SoC is accompanied by the introduction of Nordic's S112 SoftDevice (Nordic’s latest RF Bluetooth 5 (Bluetooth LE) protocol software or ‘stack’), and a new version of Nordic’s nRF5 Software Development Kit (SDK), a production-ready development tool with full peripheral driver support for the nRF52810 SoC.

The nRF52810 SoC, based on Nordic’s proven nRF52 Series architecture, has the lowest power consumption in the nRF52 Series and brings the 2Mbps higher throughput, improved coexistence, and increased broadcast capacity with advertising extensions benefits of Bluetooth 5 to the most cost-sensitive, high-volume applications. The nRF52810 SoC retains the 64MHz, 32-bit ARM#174; Cortex#174; M4 MCU of other nRF52 Series SoCs maintaining the performance demanded when employing functionality such as LE secure connections and 2Mbps data processing. In addition, the nRF52810 SoC’s Flash-based software architecture brings over-the-air (OTA) application upgrades to products previously excluded by cost constraints.

Example target applications include network-connected sensors and beacon building blocks for the IoT, low-cost wearables, low-cost wireless mice and keyboards for computers and tablets, toys, disposable medical monitoring devices, and connectivity controllers as companions to much larger MCUs.

The S112 SoftDevice is an extensively-tested, optimized, lightweight stack designed to complement the nRF52810 SoC’s 196kB Flash/24kB RAM allocation. The S112 SoftDevice occupies just 100kB, ensuring ample spare memory for a wide range of mass-market Bluetooth LE applications and robust support for OTA application software upgrades.

To optimize the performance of the nRF52810 SoC, the S112 SoftDevice is a dual peripheral/broadcaster only stack but retains the Bluetooth 5/Bluetooth LE features of: 2Mbps throughput; Privacy 1.2; LE secure connections; LE Ping; Long ATT MTU; Timeslot API enabling use with Bluetooth mesh or other proprietary protocols; and PA/LNA control function.

In line with Nordic’s strategy of ensuring development tools are available on the same day as volume SoC launch, engineers can immediately commence developing designs with the nRF52840 SoC and S112 SoftDevice using the latest version of Nordic’s nRF5 SDK. The nRF5 SDK v14.1 is a production-ready development tool with full peripheral driver support for the nRF52810 SoC. In addition, the nRF5 SDK now incorporates the capabilities of the earlier nRF5 SDK for IoT including an IPv6 over Bluetooth LE adaptation layer (6LoWPAN) and a complete Internet Protocol (IP) Suite. This capability brings native IPv6 support to nRF52810 SoC Bluetooth LE applications, enabling them to talk directly to connected ‘things’ over IP-based networks. The nRF5 SDK also includes SEGGER Microcontroller’s ‘Embedded Studio’, a complete all-in-one solution for managing, building, testing, and deploying embedded applications.

The nRF52810 is a baseline Bluetooth 5 SoC, which gains its price/performance advantage from a smaller memory allocation and slightly reduced peripheral set. The peripheral set includes ADC and analog comparator; PDM digital mic input (x1); 4-channel PWM (x1); SPI (x1); I2C (x1); UART (x1); and Quadrature Decoder (x1). The SoC integrates an ARM M4 MCU providing similar computational performance and DSP functionality to the embedded processors used in the other nRF52 Series SoCs. The nRF52810 SoC features the same 100dBm link budget 2.4GHz multiprotocol radio (Bluetooth 5/ANT/2.4 GHz proprietary) as the nRF52832 SoC, providing similar RF performance but with reduced radio energy consumption of 4.6mA respectively for Tx at 0dBm, and Rx at 1Mbps. Radio output can be boosted to a maximum of +4dBm. The SoC is available in two package variants: 6x6mm QFN32 and 5x5mm QFN16. A 2.5×2.5mm WLCSP will be available later.

The key advantages of Bluetooth 5 compared with previous versions of the standard include: 2x the on-air data bandwidth (2Mbps) compared with the Bluetooth LE implementation of Bluetooth 4.2; and 8x the broadcasting ability with advertising extensions that increase the advertising packet payload size to 251 bytes for more efficient data transfer, particularly in beacon applications.

“The nRF52810 SoC and S112 SoftDevice complement the rest of the nRF52 Series line-up and are notable for bringing Bluetooth 5 wireless connectivity to any product, no matter how modest the application,” says John Leonard, a Product Marketing Manager with Nordic Semiconductor.

“Together with the simultaneous availability of the production-grade SDK, a huge new cohort of developers will now be able to design even the simplest applications with wireless performance and features that were previously impractical,” continues Leonard. “Before the nRF52810, this cohort would have been limited to non-Bluetooth 5 devices with, at best, very limited Flash, and more likely just a small amount of ROM, restricting the complexity of the application, compromising throughput and coexistence performance, and preventing OTA application upgrades that would otherwise improve security and user-friendliness.”

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Molex Releases USB Smart Modules to Assist Connectivity Within Vehicles

Hong Kong, China, October 16, 2017 / - Single port and dual port modules allow for fast charging in automotive and
commercial vehicles.

Molex has merged automotive-grade durability with mass availability on its line of USB Smart Charge Modules. Manufactured specifically for customers’ automotive and commercial vehicles that require a smart-charge USB module, Molex products feature state-of-the-art design to give users maximum performance. Along with their unique design, USB Smart Modules were created to fit into limited space, making them the ideal fit for a wide spectrum of vehicles, ranging from farm equipment and trains to cars, trucks and SUVs.

“USB Smart Charge Modules are a market leader by virtue because they are automotive-grade smart chargers that are available as a standard product. It is rare to find that combination,” said Shella Ali, global product manager, Molex. “These products provide a solution to our customers who need a reliable and sturdy off-the-shelf USB smart-charge module. Any automotive or commercial vehicle manufacturer in the market for an affordable, smart-charging USB module backed by years of manufacturing quality improvements and expertise will benefit from having this Molex solution.”

The USB Smart Charge Modules are available in both single port and dual port models. Outside of the number of ports, the two models are nearly identical. Each features over-voltage, over-current and short-circuit protection for safety. Both models also are equipped with a 2.4A output current, a battery operating voltage of 9 to 16V, and can operate from temperatures ranging from -40 to 85°C. Additionally, each have an automotive-grade USB and are compliant to Apple MFI.

Molex USB modules are perfect for customers looking for a safer and better performing charger within a less intrusive product. These modules have been given an automotive grade and feature a higher output current than their market competition, while taking up less front panel space in a vehicle.

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Nordic’s nRF52840 multiprotocol SoC is now Thread certified and enables simultaneous Thread and Bluetooth 5 connectivity for the first time

Hong Kong, China, October 12, 2017 / - Nordic’s nRF52840 System-on-Chip (SoC) with 'Dynamic Multiprotocol' feature uniquely supports concurrent Thread and Bluetooth 5 wireless connectivity (eliminating the need to disconnect from one network before connecting with another). This capability also ensures any Thread product based on the Nordic nRF52840 SoC and Nordic nRF5 SDK for Thread is seamlessly interoperable with Bluetooth 5 devices

Nordic Semiconductor announces that its latest multiprotocol SoC, the nRF52840, which supports both Bluetooth#174; 5 (Bluetooth low energy) and IEEE 802.15.4 (the foundation of the Thread networking standard together with the OpenThread stack) is now Thread 1.1 Certified. The nRF52840 SoC passed all Thread certification tests while supporting Bluetooth 5 connectivity to a central device. The tests demonstrated the nRF52840 SoC’s capability to support applications that concurrently use Thread and Bluetooth 5 wireless networks (eliminating the need to disconnect from one network before connecting with the other).

Nordic’s nRF52840 SoC is the only multiprotocol SoC on the market that offers this concurrent Thread and Bluetooth 5 support. The capability is enabled by the SoC’s Bluetooth low energy and Thread ‘Dynamic Multiprotocol’ feature (see below) which allows simultaneous support of Nordic's S140 v5 SoftDevice (the Bluetooth low energy protocol stack for the nRF52840 SoC and part of Nordic's nRF5 Software Development Kit (SDK) for Thread) and the OpenThread RF protocol stack. OpenThread is the first open-source Thread-certified implementation of the Thread networking protocol, released by Nest Labs, and to which Nordic Semiconductor actively contributes RD expertise.

For developers, this means that any wireless sensor or product that employs a Nordic nRF52840 SoC can now not only quickly and easily gain Thread Certification, but also be interoperable with (and be commissioned, controlled, or managed by) a Bluetooth v4.0 (and later) wireless technology device, benefiting from both wireless technologies at the same time.

"In operation, the nRF52840 can effectively work as a bridge between Thread and Bluetooth 5 networks, and can communicate with, for example, both a smartphone over Bluetooth 5, and a Thread wireless sensor, enabling data to be exchanged between them without going via the Cloud," says P#228;r H#229;kansson, a Product Marketing Manager at Nordic Semiconductor.

"What's more, although this isn't a truly simultaneous connection, Nordic's RD teams have engineered the process to be so quick and seamless that developers can consider it as practically simultaneous when designing their applications. Better yet, all the 'heavy lifting' to support this connectivity is hidden within the lower-level drivers of the Nordic S140 v5 SoftDevice eliminating the need for developers to have to worry about it."

Thread was designed to create the best way to connect and control products where people live and work. The protocol includes robust security (smartphone-grade authentication and AES encryption), low power battery-friendly operation, reliability, scalability, and support for a developer-friendly IP-based (IPv6 with 6LoWPAN) mesh networking.

The non-profit Thread Group states that it is focused on making Thread the foundation for the IoT in the home and beyond by educating product developers, builders, and consumers on the unique features and benefits of Thread, while ensuring a positive experience through rigorous, meaningful product certification. Prime home IoT target applications for Thread include: home automation, appliances, access- and climate-control, safety, lighting, healthcare, and security systems.

“Nordic Semiconductor continues to be a valuable and committed contributor to OpenThread,” comments Jonathan Hui, Technical Lead and Original Architect of OpenThread at Nest. “And the expeditious path of nRF52840’s Thread certification is a testament to the benefits of OpenThread’s open-source approach, portability, and optimized footprint.”

“Nordic Semiconductor has been a long and active participant in the Thread Group and is making meaningful contributions towards helping Thread deliver on its potential,” adds Grant Erickson, President of the Thread Group. “We're very pleased to see Nordic introduce their Thread-certified nRF52840 SoC to satisfy growing demand for low-power, IP-based mesh networks such as Thread, which seamlessly connect hundreds of devices to each other, to mobile devices, and directly to the cloud, without compromising battery life.”

“We see Thread as one of the leading wireless technologies currently emerging in the home IoT space,” comments Geir Langeland, Nordic Semiconductor's Director of Sales Marketing. “That’s why we’ve decided to strategically invest our world-leading ultra-low power wireless RD expertise into contributing to the development of the OpenThread software stack while ensuring our nRF52840 multiprotocol SoC became Thread 1.1 Certified in addition to its full Bluetooth 5 certification. Home IoT product developers now have access to a powerful SoC, based on a proven architecture, that supports the most complex Bluetooth 5 and Thread IoT applications.”

About Dynamic Multiprotocol

The nRF52840 SoC supports Bluetooth low energy, IEEE 802.15.4 (Thread), and other RF software protocols. Previously, Nordic’s nRF5 SDK for Thread implemented a switching solution for multiprotocol support of Bluetooth low energy and Thread. A switched solution for such support operates by disabling the operational protocol before activating the other protocol. The technique is simple to implement but is unable to support concurrent protocol operation.

The latest release of Nordic's nRF5 SDK for Thread (version 0.10.0) addresses that downside by introducing a Dynamic Multiprotocol solution for concurrent operation of Bluetooth low energy (Nordic’s S140 v5 SoftDevice (Bluetooth low energy RF protocol stack)) and Thread (OpenThread protocol stack).

The Dynamic Multiprotocol ensures the radio hardware’s operational time is shared between the protocols – ensuring both remain connected. Transmitting and receiving data using one protocol does not interfere with the other link during concurrent support.

Nordic’s firmware automatically looks after the time-sharing between protocols. The developer is freed-up to code the Bluetooth low energy functionality of a multiprotocol application as if it was solely leveraging Bluetooth low energy, and the Thread part of the multiprotocol application in the same way.

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Fujitsu Hong Kong Awarded Standing Offer Agreement to Supply IT Professional Services to the Government of HKSAR

Hong Kong, China, October 11, 2017 / - Fujitsu Hong Kong Awarded Standing Offer Agreement to Supply IT Professional Services to the Government of HKSAR

Sustaining the 4 years of support to the Government of HKSAR on IT outsourcing services as a shortlisted contractor since 2013, Fujitsu Hong Kong is proud to announce that it has entered into a Standing Offer Agreement (SOA) for Quality Professional Services 4 (SOA-QPS4) with the Government of HKSAR for another 4 years.

"We are honored to be recognized for our excellent services as one of the shortlisted contractors to serve the government, this enables us to continue our aspiration to serve the public sector," said Leo Ng, General Manager, Sales Marketing, Fujitsu Hong Kong. "We strive to support the government with our state-of-the-art technologies and team of best-in-class professionals, realizing our commitments to co-create a better society for the community in the future.”

Under the SOA-QPS4, Fujitsu will contribute to pre-implementation and independent programme/project management services (Category 1); on-going services (Category 2 – Major Service Group); and implementation and combined system development services (Category 3 – Major Service Group). The agreement period is effective for 48 months from July 31, 2017.

During its engagement with the Government of HKSAR under the previous SOA-QPS3 beginning in 2013, Fujitsu was among the top 3 service providers, having secured contracts with a cumulative value of over HK$90 million. Fujitsu Hong Kong was involved in a total of 20 projects including Network Support Services of the Office Automation System for Lands Department, System Maintenance and Support of Web-based School Administration and Management System for the Education Bureau, Data Conversion of Digital Traffic Aids Drawing for the Transport Department, among others.

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1For Categories 2 and 3, IT projects are classified into Minor Group and Major Group. IT projects in the Major Group cover those with work assignment value over HK$3 million but not exceeding HK$15 million. For Categories 1 and 4, there will be no subdivision into Groups and the work assignment value shall not exceed HK$15 million.


New “Art in MTR” Exhibition Spreads the Message of Love Through Paintings and Photos by Talented Lady with Autism

Hong Kong, China, October 11, 2017 / - Love can overcome hurdles and break through limitations. Starting from today (11 October 2017) to 8 January 2018, customers passing through MTR Sheung Wan and Sai Wan Ho stations can enjoy 16 inspiring and touching photos and watercolour paintings by Ms Chang Man-yan. Diagnosed with autism when she was one year old, Ms Chang aims to promote love and equality, and to give hope to those with special needs through her works displayed at the “Art in MTR” exhibition entitled “Love Light Me Up”.

“Sitting still to draw is easy for most people. But it took me many years to achieve this after various treatments and training. Since then, I have discovered my interests in photography and painting. I definitely hope the public will, through the feelings I shared in my artworks, gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and feelings of those with autism,” said Ms Chang. “The unconditional love and encouragement from my parents and those who have shown their love and support, act as a shining star guiding my path,” she added.

“By showcasing Ms Chang’s passion for the arts, we hope to expose the talents of people with special needs, who deserve the respect, love, attention and opportunities as everyone else in the society,” said Ms Linda So, Corporate Affairs Director of MTR Corporation.

MTR Corporation offers space at different MTR stations for temporary art exhibitions under the “Art in MTR” programme to promote artistic talent and the public’s appreciation of art. Interested artists and organisations may call the MTR Hotline on 2881 8888 to enquire, or submit their proposals directly to the MTR Corporation.

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