Entrust Datacard Earns Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award from the China International Association for Promotion of Science and Technology

Receiving China’s top security award cements Entrust Datacard as a leading security provider in the market


MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#cybersecurity--Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, announces that the company has received the Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award for Security and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology for the Entrust Datacard Retransfer Card Printer series from the China International Association for Promotion of Science and Technology (CIAPST).

Established in 2010, the Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award for Security and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology was created to promote the innovation and application of security and anti-counterfeiting technology by companies around the world that conduct business in China, and is now viewed as the top award in the Chinese security industry.

Entrust Datacard received the Blue Shield Award for its Retransfer Card Printer series at the 12th Security Document Summit in Beijing, China. This on demand solution gives financial institutions, enterprises, universities and government programs the flexibility and features they need to issue identity, access and payment cards – right from their desktop. The printer provides long-lasting, high-definition images, while ensuring a deep level of security, durability and reliability.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a leading security solution provider in the Chinese security industry and to have the Retransfer Printer series recognized as a top product in the market,” said Angus McDougall, regional vice president – APAC for Entrust Datacard. “We’re pleased to see that the Retransfer Printer series have not only provided a flexible and reliable identity platform, but has also redefined printing expectations for both our customers and the industry as a whole.”

This recognition is the result of Entrust Datacard’s 48 years of security expertise and over 20 years of providing trusted identity and transactions in China. In 2017, for example, Entrust Datacard reduced turnaround time from 30-45 days to the same day for a social security card issuance program across various provinces in China. This was achieved through an in region partner that implemented retransfer printers in a variety of provincial issuing locations.

“Entrust Datacard is dedicated to providing the most innovative printing solutions to our customers in China,” said Angus McDougall, regional vice president – APAC for Entrust Datacard. “This effort will continue as we enhance the capabilities of our retransfer printers and overall printing portfolio.”

Entrust Datacard offers a suite of desktop printers designed to provide card issuers with a unified solution for issuing identity credentials. These printers include the Entrust Datacard™ CR805™, CR825™ and CE875™ Instant Issuance Systems which makes up the Entrust Datacard ultimate identity platform.

For more information about the CR805 Retransfer Printer and the full suite of Entrust Datacard card printers, visit: https://www.entrustdatacard.com/products/categories/id-card-printers.

About Entrust Datacard Corporation

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit www.entrustdatacard.com.


Contacts

Entrust Datacard
Heather Morris, +1 952-988-1745
Senior Manager, Global Communications
heather.morris@entrustdatacard.com

Global & US Gene Therapy Market Forecast to 2018-2020: Rising Focus to Accelerate Commercialization of Gene Therapy in Developed Nations – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global & US Gene Therapy Market Forecast to 2020" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


According to the report, most of the gene therapy researches are being focused on finding the treatment for cancer, followed by genetic diseases and neurological disorders, respectively. In this context, the gene therapy application chapter of the report provides a comprehensive overview of various diseases in which the gene therapy is used, along with the current and future market size of gene therapy for particular disease and its geographical break up.

The major part of the revenue of gene therapy market is generated from the research phase. Most of the gene therapy products are in research phases, only few products have been commercialized till date. The report also provides the sales of major marketed gene therapy products, and the list of the products in clinical/pre-clinical research along with their clinical phases.

North America continues to have the maximum number of clinical trials in the gene therapy segment. This is a major reason for the dominant position of North America in the gene therapy market.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Research View

2. Research Methodology

3. Gene Therapy - An Introduction

4. Industry Overview

5. Clinical Trial Assessment & Pipeline Analysis

6. Gene Therapy Market - Regulatory Landscape & Reimbursement Scenario

7. Marketed Gene Therapies

8. Gene Therapy Market

9. Gene Therapy Market by Application

10. Gene Therapy Market Size by Geography

11. Competitive Landscape

12. Key Players Analysis

  • Companies Mentioned
  • Advantagene Inc.
  • Bluebird Bio
  • Genethon
  • Human Stem Cells Institute
  • Oxford BioMedica Plc
  • Sanofi
  • Shanghai Sunway Biotech Co. Ltd.
  • Sibiono GeneTech Co. Ltd.
  • Spark Therapeutics, LLC
  • uniQure N.V.
  • Vical Inc.
  • ViroMed Co. Ltd. dba VM BioPharma

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tkqxw5/global_and_us?w=4.


Contacts

ResearchAndMarkets.com
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
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VIPKID Named One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2018 by Fast Company

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#FCMostInnovative--Global education technology company VIPKID today announced its inclusion in Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2018. VIPKID ranks No. 29 on the list, which also includes inspiring companies such as Apple (No.1), Netflix, Square, Tencent, Amazon and Slack.


VIPKID is also No. 2 on the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in China list.

Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative companies honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation. More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors identified the most notable innovations of the year.

Fast Company credits VIPKID for “making education a universal language.”

“We are honored to be selected by Fast Company as one of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies,” said Cindy Mi, Founder and CEO of VIPKID. “As a global education technology company, constant innovation has been critical to delivering on our mission to inspire and empower every child for the future,” Mi said.

Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy. “This year’s MIC list is an inspiring and insightful window into how many companies have embraced innovation and are working to make meaningful change,” said Fast Company deputy editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2018) is now available online at www.fastcompany.com/MIC, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February 27.

Read more about VIPKID in Fast Company’s March/-April 2018 issue or online at: https://www.fastcompany.com/company/vipkid

ABOUT FAST COMPANY

Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.’s leading media companies.

ABOUT VIPKID

VIPKID connects children in China with the world’s best teachers for real-time one-to-one online English immersion learning. A global education company, VIPKID’s mission is to inspire and empower every child for the future. VIPKID adheres to the belief that education is not one-size-fits-all: all students are unique and the world is within their reach when connected with great teachers capable of personalizing learning and sparking curiosity. Founded in 2013 and formally launched in 2014, VIPKID has become China’s market-leading online education startup, attracting investment from Sinovation Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Yunfeng Capital, Matrix Partners, Learn Capital, Northern Light VC, Bryant Stibel, among others. The company offers a progressive pedagogy based on the US Common Core State Standards and now serves a community of over 200,000 paying students and over 30,000 teachers in the US and Canada.

For more information, please visit: www.vipkidteachers.com


Contacts

VIPKID
Adam J. Steinberg
Adam.Steinberg@vipkid.com.cn

CM Seven Star Acquisition Corporation Announces Continued Support from CMIG through the Appointment of Additional Board Members & Certain Management Changes

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CM Seven Star Acquisition Corporation, (NASDAQ: CMSS/CMSSU/CMSSW/CMSSR) (the “Company” or “CM Seven Star”), today announced the appointment of additional board members and certain management changes further demonstrating support for the Company by China Minsheng Investment Group (“CMIG”) and its affiliates. Mr. Anthony Ho, the current Chief Investment Officer of CMIG’s Hong Kong listed subsidiary, China Minsheng Financial Holding (“CMFH”) (HKG:0245), has been appointed as Chairman of the board. Mr. Sing Wang, the former CEO of CMFH, and previously private equity executive at TPG and Goldman Sachs, has been appointed as a director and CEO. The Company’s previous Chairman and CEO, Mr. Bing Lin, will remain a board member. These changes are effective immediately.

Our previous Chairman and CEO, Mr. Bing Lin, stated “Today’s changes represent strong public support for the Company by CMIG and its affiliates as both Mr. Ho and Mr. Wang are current or former senior executives of CMFH. Mr. Wang served as the CEO and Executive Director of CMFH until May 2017, and Mr. Ho currently is the Chief Investment Officer of CMFH. Personally, I am very excited to deliver to the Company’s shareholders the commitment of these talented finance professionals and the organization they represent.”

Our new CEO, Mr. Wang stated that: “It is an honor that CMFH is asking me to succeed Bing Lin and become the CEO and director of the Company. I do so based on the belief that the commitment of CMIG and that of its affiliates to the success of CM Seven Star is significant. I’d like to commend Mr. Bing Lin’s success in launching CM Seven Star. However, I am confident that my more than 25 years of experience in professional investment management with some of the top firms in the financial services industry will be most applicable in this next phase of CM Seven Star’s development.”

Our new Chairman of the Board, Mr. Ho, further added: “CMIG would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Bing Lin for his tremendous efforts and success in launching CMIG’s first SPAC, and in fact our group’s first public offering in the US capital markets. We appreciate that Mr Lin will continue in his role as a director of CM Seven Star, and his support that he will continue to provide in this role. "

Mr. Sing Wang, our new CEO added further: “We are committed to finding attractive merger targets for CM Seven Star with the single purpose of creating shareholder value regardless of the source and type of assets. We will be open to additional management changes in the future, to strengthen our team to address any needs of the SPAC.”

The Company

The Company is a blank check company for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, recapitalization, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses or entities. The Company’s efforts to identify a prospective target business will not be limited to a particular industry or geographic region.

On Oct 25, 2017 the company priced its initial public offering, and after exercise of an underwriter’s overallotment purchase option, currently has $206 million of cash in trust. The company’s securities trade on The NASDAQ Capital Market, with the ordinary shares under the ticker symbol “CMSS,” the units under the ticker symbol “CMSSU,” the warrants under the ticker symbol “CMSSW,” and the rights under the ticker symbol “CMSSR.”

Forward Looking Statements

This press release includes forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Such forward-looking statements, including the successful consummation of the Company’s initial public offering, are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements. The Company expressly disclaims any obligations or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Company’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any statement is based.


Contacts

CM Seven Star Acquisition Corporation
Mr. Sing Wang, +852 3978 3888 / 3796 2750
Chief Executive Officer
sw@cm7star.com

WNS (Holdings) Limited Announces Details of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

NEW YORK & MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#ADRvotingcard--WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced that an extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018, beginning at 11:00 am (Jersey time), at 22 Grenville, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8PX, Channel Islands.


The Company distributed the notice of extraordinary general meeting, proxy statement and form of proxy on or about February 20, 2018.

The notice of the extraordinary general meeting, proxy statement, form of proxy and ADR voting card are available on the investor relations page of the Company's corporate website, www.wns.com. Shareholders may also obtain a copy of the notice of the extraordinary general meeting, proxy statement, form of proxy and ADR voting card, free of charge, by sending a written request to the Company Secretary, Mourant Ozannes Secretaries (Jersey) Limited, at 22 Grenville, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8PX, Channel Islands (attention: Michael Lynam, telephone: +44 (0)1534 676000) or Gopi.Krishnan@wns.com, attention Gopi Krishnan).

About WNS

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 350+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics, Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as finance and accounting, customer interaction services, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. As of December 31, 2017, WNS had 35,657 professionals across 53 delivery centers worldwide including China, Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit www.wns.com.


Contacts

WNS (Holdings) Limited
Investors:
David Mackey
Corporate SVP–Finance & Head of Investor Relations
+1 (201) 942-6261
david.mackey@wns.com
or
Media:
Archana Raghuram
Global Head – Marketing & Communications
+91 (22) 4095 2397
archana.raghuram@wns.com ; pr@wns.com

Wipro Positioned in ‘Winner’s Circle’ of HfS Blueprint Report on Enterprise Blockchain Services 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. & BANGALORE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Blockchain--Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has been positioned in the ‘Winner's Circle’ of Enterprise Blockchain service providers by HfS Research in the market study ‘HfS Blueprint Report on Enterprise Blockchain Services 2017’. This report was authored by Saurabh Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer, HfS Research.


In the Enterprise Blockchain Services 2017 Report, HfS evaluated the blockchain capabilities of 21 service providers across the value chain of Strategic Advisory, Prototype Development, Production build and System Integration. The 'Winner's Circle' of the HfS Blueprint represents service providers who excel at both execution and innovation dimensions. The report states that Wipro is a leading blockchain services provider with scale, robust partnership ecosystem, in-house tools and live client engagements.

Phil Fersht, CEO, HfS Research said, “The blockchain momentum is growing across the globe and there is an increasing market demand from enterprises to partner with services firms offering blockchain solutions and expertise, to help them on their blockchain journey. This report is aimed at providing a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the blockchain services landscape to interested enterprise buyers. It also analyzes the relative adoption of blockchain services across all major industries and emerging use cases. On behalf of HfS, I would like to offer our congratulations to Wipro for being positioned in the Winners Circle of the HfS Blueprint Report on Enterprise Blockchain Services, 2017, where our client-side research showed that Wipro’s blockchain offerings are well aligned to the evolving market and customer needs. We learned about Wipro's investments in building a comprehensive blockchain ecosystem, its focus on developing a blockchain community through its crowd learning and crowd sourcing platforms like TopCoder, and the innovative blockchain work being performed for several global organizations. We believe the firm is well positioned to drive high-impact transformational business outcomes for its customers on blockchain, as the industry matures.”

“Wipro’s commitment to blockchain, the use case coverage across industries such as Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Consumer & Retail, Manufacturing & Technology, Communications, Government, its expertise and experience across the value chain, referencable clients, the robustness of its ecosystem and ability to drive adoption beyond Proof of Concept (PoC), were instrumental in its position in the Winner’s Circle,” added Saurabh Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer, HfS Research.

“We are delighted to be positioned in the Winner’s Circle of HfS first Blueprint report on Enterprise Blockchain Services. We are investing in a comprehensive value chain for blockchain including membership to industry consortia like Hyperledger and Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, strategic collaborations with our enterprise and niche partner ecosystem, alliances with start-ups and academia in order to be the partner of choice for clients in their blockchain journey. HfS has recognized our commitment and focus on blockchain, and our innovation and execution capabilities to deliver best-in-class blockchain solutions and services for customers. We look forward to being strategic partners to our clients in their blockchain adoption journey,” said Krishnakumar N Menon, Vice President, Service Transformation, Wipro Limited.

Key findings from the ‘HfS Blueprint Report on Enterprise Blockchain Services 2017’ are given below:

  • Enterprise blockchain services are geared to become a US $1 billion market by 2018
  • Blockchain services will create a disruptive impact, potentially as significant as the internet itself, in the long run
  • The market is witnessing an explosion in blockchain PoCs and pilots, but in-production, solutions are few and far between
  • Blockchain (like any nascent technology) is going through the “90-9-1” adoption challenges
  • Adoption of blockchain is a global phenomenon
  • Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric are emerging as the blockchain frameworks of choice for enterprise blockchain initiatives
  • Blockchain initiatives are starting to get woven with other emerging technologies, especially IoT and AI
  • Financial services lead blockchain adoption; however, credible use cases across almost all industries are emerging

To read more, click here

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at www.sec.gov. We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.


Contacts

Wipro Limited
Prathibha Das
prathibha.das@wipro.com

Collections of High Quality Stories in Various Categories. "My Shelf" Is Finally Out!

Your selection will make a story much more exciting.
Release date: Feb. 20, 2018

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#NTTsolmare--NTT Solmare Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan; President: Akira Tomana, hereafter referred as “NTT Solmare”) has released an English version of the latest social-based sim game aimed at women “My Shelf” in the iTunes App Store, and Google Play.



FEATURES
• New stories will be added weekly.
• Stories change depending on your selection. You can enjoy them in your own way.
• Stories can be bookmarked as favorite and available for searching whenever you want to read.
• High-quality graphics and compelling sound bring additional excitement to the gaming experience.
• Your avatar's appearance can be created and customized with built-in items such as body parts, skin colors and clothes in the default setting.

“Our ultimate goal is to give our customers unprecedented excitement and infinite inspiration every day. This new title consists of numerous sensational stories. Your selections will influence the direction of the episodes and the endings. Without a doubt, I guarantee you will be thrilled. New stories will be added regularly. Now, start adding your favorites to your shelf and let our stories take your breath away!” said Senior Vice President, Yasuhiro Manabe.

Story Summary
This is the story selection-based adventure game. Users choose a favorite scenario out of numbers of stories and face various situations in the story where they need to make a selection. Stories will unfold differently depending on users’ decisions; “Your selections will make a story even much more exciting.” Even more, stories will be updated weekly; Fresh and new surprises and thrilling experiences of the interactive stories will surely entertain our female users.

Price
The game is free to play (In-app purchase available).

Release Date
Feb. 20, 2018 (PST)

Language
English

Supported OS Versions
Mobile: Android : 4.1 or later/iOS: 7.0 or later

How to Play
Mobile: Download > http://myshelfapp.com/?page_id=299
* This is NOT available for customers residing in Japan.

Official Media and SNS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MyShelf.NTTSolmare/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyShelf_Solmare
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myshelf_solmare/
Website: http://www.nttsolmare.com/e/

About NTT Solmare Corporation
NTT Solmare is one of the largest digital contents providers in Japan, aiming to “enrich people’s minds through entertainment.” We provide entertainment services including the nation’s largest digital book (e-Book) service “Comic-C’moA”, dating simulation game series of “Shall we date?” and “Moe! Ninja Girls,” and start-up Apps of a community-powered marketplace “Monoqn!” and a music app “Lylink.


Contacts

NTT Solmare Corporation
Hinni Yanagisawa / Tsutomu Kitaoya, +81-6-6228-8861
Game Department
info@nttsolmare.com

Ezaki Glico to Announce the Acquisition of American Chocolate Manufacturing Company, TCHO Ventures, Inc.

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. (“Ezaki Glico”) (TOKYO:2206) has announced the final agreement to acquire America’s award-winning craft chocolate company, TCHO Ventures, Inc. (CEO: Marcel Bens, Head office: California, USA, “TCHO”).



The U.S. chocolate market is estimated at approximately USD 18.9 billion per year, and has been growing at an annual rate of 2% (according to the 2017 research by Euromonitor International).
TCHO, a premium craft chocolate company known for its superior quality chocolate, has earned strong brand recognition in the US market and particularly amongst millennials, the generation with the highest purchase intent. The overall market in the premium chocolate category is expecting strong continued growth, and by acquiring TCHO and entering this market, Ezaki Glico aims to enhance its chocolate business.

About TCHO Ventures, Inc.
The San Francisco Bay area based company is majority owned by Emil Capital Partners, a Growth and Venture Capital firm backed by European retail giant Tengelmann Group.

 
(1) Company Name   TCHO Ventures, Inc.
(2) Location Berkeley, California, USA
(3) Representative Marcel Bens (CEO)
(4) Foundation December, 2005
(5) Establishment July, 2007
(6) Business Area Manufacturing and selling chocolate snacks
(7) Number of Employees 37 employees (As of November 2017)
(8) URL

https://tcho.com/

(9) Core Products  

70g Bar, 8g Bar, 140g Bites

 

About Ezaki Glico
Ezaki Glico Co., Ltd. (Ezaki Glico) is a leading food company headquartered in Osaka, Japan. It has 11 business locations and 23 group companies in Japan, and 12 subsidiaries in nine countries. Ezaki Glico operates a total of 19 plants and has 5,210 employees over the world. Since the launch in 1922 of the nutritious and fortified Glico caramel in its distinctive red box, the business activities of Ezaki Glico have adhered to the corporate philosophy of "Enhancing Public Health Through Food." Upon the 70th anniversary of Ezaki Glico in 1992, this same spirit and dedication has been incorporated into the revised corporate philosophy of "A Wholesome Life in the Best of Taste." Glico caramel – the company's first product – incorporates the innovative creativeness of Mr. Riichi Ezaki, the company's founder. From the beginning, all personnel working for the company have been dedicated to further enhancing people's health and quality of life. This has led to the expansion of business lines beyond confectionery to include ice cream products, processed foods, desserts, milk products, baby formula, food ingredients and ingredients for cosmetic and health products. Ezaki Glico has generated consolidated sales of JPY353.2 billion in FY 2016. Ezaki Glico’s business covers 30 countries and areas in Asia, the South Pacific, North America and Europe. In USA, Ezaki Glico USA Corporation was founded in February 2003 in Irvine, California to sell products such as Pocky and PRETZ. https://www.glico.com/us/


Contacts

For all media inquiries
Burson-Marsteller Tokyo
Misato Kagami / Vanessa Kiyomiya, (+81) 3-3264-6701
GlicoJP.PR@bm.com

Samsung Electronics Begins Mass Production of Industry’s Largest Capacity SSD – 30.72TB – for Next-Generation Enterprise Systems

New 'PM1643' is built on latest 512Gb V-NAND to offer the most advanced storage, featuring industry-first 1TB NAND flash package, 40GB of DRAM, new controller and custom software

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#30TBSSD--Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today announced that it has begun mass producing the industry’s largest capacity Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) solid state drive (SSD) – the PM1643 – for use in next-generation enterprise storage systems. Leveraging Samsung's latest V-NAND technology with 64-layer, 3-bit 512-gigabit (Gb) chips, the 30.72 terabyte (TB) drive delivers twice the capacity and performance of the previous 15.36TB high-capacity lineup introduced in March 2016.



This breakthrough was made possible by combining 32 of the new 1TB NAND flash packages, each comprised of 16 stacked layers of 512Gb V-NAND chips. These super-dense 1TB packages allow for approximately 5,700 5-gigabyte (GB), full HD movie files to be stored within a mere 2.5-inch storage device.

In addition to the doubled capacity, performance levels have risen significantly and are nearly twice that of Samsung’s previous generation high-capacity SAS SSD. Based on a 12Gb/s SAS interface, the new PM1643 drive features random read and write speeds of up to 400,000 IOPS and 50,000 IOPS, and sequential read and write speeds of up to 2,100MB/s and 1,700 MB/s, respectively. These represent approximately four times the random read performance and three times the sequential read performance of a typical 2.5-inch SATA SSD*.

"With our launch of the 30.72TB SSD, we are once again shattering the enterprise storage capacity barrier, and in the process, opening up new horizons for ultra-high capacity storage systems worldwide," said Jaesoo Han, executive vice president, Memory Sales & Marketing Team at Samsung Electronics. "Samsung will continue to move aggressively in meeting the shifting demand toward SSDs over 10TB and at the same time, accelerating adoption of our trail-blazing storage solutions in a new age of enterprise systems."

Samsung reached the new capacity and performance enhancements through several technology progressions in the design of its controller, DRAM packaging and associated software. Included in these advancements is a highly efficient controller architecture that integrates nine controllers from the previous high-capacity SSD lineup into a single package, enabling a greater amount of space within the SSD to be used for storage. The PM1643 drive also applies Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology to interconnect 8Gb DDR4 chips, creating 10 4GB TSV DRAM packages, totaling 40GB of DRAM. This marks the first time that TSV-applied DRAM has been used in an SSD.

Complementing the SSD’s hardware ingenuity is enhanced software that supports metadata protection as well as data retention and recovery from sudden power failures, and an error correction code (ECC) algorithm to ensure high reliability and minimal storage maintenance. Furthermore, the SSD provides a robust endurance level of one full drive write per day (DWPD), which translates into writing 30.72TB of data every day over the five-year warranty period without failure. The PM1643 also offers a mean time between failures (MTBF) of two million hours.

Samsung started manufacturing initial quantities of the 30.72TB SSDs in January and plans to expand the lineup later this year – with 15.36TB, 7.68TB, 3.84TB, 1.92TB, 960GB and 800GB versions – to further drive the growth of all-flash-arrays and accelerate the transition from hard disk drives (HDDs) to SSDs in the enterprise market. The wide range of models and much improved performance will be pivotal in meeting the growing storage needs in a host of market segments, including the government, financial services, healthcare, education, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, social media, business services, retail and communications sectors.

* Compared to 2.5-inch Samsung SSD 850 EVO

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.


Contacts

for Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
John Lucas, 925-872-2287
j.lucas@partner.samsung.com

China’s Automotive Industry Market Report 2018 – Emerging Dynamics and Future of China’s Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "2018 China Automotive Industry - Emerging Dynamics and Future of China Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


The automobile market in China provides comprehensive analysis and forecasts of passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy commercial vehicles. Evolving market dynamics, customer preferences and business strategies of industry leaders are included.

The research report provides in-depth SWOT analysis of different vehicle market subtypes including PCs, LCVs, heavy trucks, buses, vans and motor cycles. Historic data on the import and export trends by source/destination country are provided.

The research work provides market growth in two time series: historic from 2005 to 2017 and forecast from 2018 to 2025. Impact of business and economic conditions on automotive industry are assessed. Further, GDP, household income, inflation trends through 2005 to 2025 are analyzed along with key demographic patterns during the period.

The automobile industry in China is compared with its peer countries in the region for better understanding of the current status of the industry. Further, regional and Global Trends in Automotive industry are also included in the research publication.

Potential market players and their market structures are identified. Business and SWOT profiles of three leading China automotive companies are included in the report. Further, all major recent developments and their impact on the China automotive industry are analyzed.

Key Topics Covered:

  1. China Auto - Strategic Analysis Review
  2. China Automotive Sector - Medium and Long Term Growth Outlook
  3. China Automotive Trade Analysis
  4. China Oil Product Consumption Forecast
  5. China Automobile Industry - Competitive Landscape, 2018
  6. Impact of Economic and Demographic Factors on China Automobile Market
  7. Latest Automobile Industry Trends and Developments
  8. Automobile World and Regional Auto Markets in 2017

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Global Unfinished Paper Manufacturing Market 2018-2022 – Adoption of Sensor and Wireless Technologies is Increasing Manufacturing Speeds – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Unfinished Paper Manufacturing Market Global Briefing 2018" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


Manufacturing in paper mills is getting faster and leaner with the adoption of sensor and wireless technologies. Sensors are generating insights for improving process efficiencies and reduce potential breakdowns. Wireless technology is aiding the implementation of sensor technology in manufacturing units. Sensors are being used to detect miniature parts, semi-finished goods, and wear and tear of films. Major companies offering sensor technology for paper industries are SENSIT, Baumer and Hansford sensors.

Asia Pacific was the largest region in the unfinished paper manufacturing market in 2017, accounting for around 48% market share. This can be attributed to the demand for corrugated and solid fiber box from the retail and e-commerce industries as well as growth in the newsprint industry in the region. North America was the second largest region accounting for around 17% market share. Eastern Europe was the smallest region accounting for around 4% market share.

Scope

  • Markets Covered: Paper Mills, Newsprint Mills, and Paperboard Mills.
  • Time Series: Five years historic and forecast.
  • Data: Market value in $ billions.
  • Data Segmentations: Regional breakdowns, market share of competitors, key sub segments.

Companies Mentioned

  • Nippon Paper
  • International Paper
  • Stora Enso
  • Oji Holdings
  • PT. Indah Kiat
  • Mondi Group
  • Clearwater Paper Corporation
  • Europac Group
  • Bio-PAPPEL SAB de CV
  • Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited

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Metal Powder Products Completes Acquisition of NetShape Technologies

MPP Continues to Grow and Expand Capabilities with NetShape Acquisition

WESTFIELD, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Metal Powder Products LLC (“MPP”), a Mill Point Capital portfolio company, announced today that it has acquired NetShape Technologies Inc. (“NetShape”), a leading manufacturer and solutions provider of engineered metal components using powdered metal and metal injection molding (“MIM”) technologies headquartered in Floyds Knobs, IN.

"The combination of MPP and NetShape creates a global leader in powdered metal manufacturing," said Dennis McKeen, President & CEO of MPP. “The combined company’s increased scale and capabilities will provide our customers with unmatched quality and service.”

"MPP and NetShape are a perfect fit from a business perspective," commented Dax Whitehouse, CEO of NetShape. “The two businesses strongly complement each other, and we look forward to building upon our respective strengths.”

"The NetShape acquisition provides MPP with key strategic additions such as MIM capabilities and a Chinese manufacturing footprint,” said Chuck Spears, Executive Chairman of MPP. “The combination reflects MPP’s continued focus on investments that drive value for customers and enhance the company’s culture of quality and reliability."

About Metal Powder Products

Headquartered in Westfield, IN, Metal Powder Products is a leading global provider of custom-engineered powder metallurgy solutions for industrial applications. The company is a leader in the innovation of material formulation, sintering, densification and powder metallurgy joining techniques. The company’s nine production facilities in the U.S. and China specialize in the production of various components, including custom-engineered gears and sprockets, complex structural parts, high strength aluminum parts and components requiring unique mechanical and physical properties, for use in high stress, wear and magnetic applications. For more information, please visit http://www.metalpowder.com. MPP is a portfolio company of Mill Point Capital.

About Mill Point Capital

Mill Point Capital is a middle-market private equity firm focused on control-oriented investments in the business services and industrial sectors. The firm works with executive partners to leverage its investment professionals' experience while providing strategic and operational guidance to drive long-term value creation in its portfolio companies. Mill Point is based in New York, NY. For more information, please visit www.millpoint.com.


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Global Swimming Costume Dryer Market – Increase in the Number of Swimming Pools to Boost Growth| Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#LargeAppliances--Technavio’s latest market research report on the global swimming costume dryer market provides an analysis of the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2018-2022. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.



According to Technavio analysts, the global swimming costume dryer market will grow at a CAGR of over 7% during the forecast period. The adoption of swimming as part of a holistic fitness initiative is a major factor driving the growth of the market.

The accelerating growth of the global swimwear market and the global swimming costume dryer market is attributable to the growing health consciousness and increasing emphasis on active and healthy lifestyles among consumers.

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In this report, Technavio highlights the growing number of swimming pools worldwide as one of the key emerging trends driving the global swimming costume dryer market:

Growing number of swimming pools worldwide

In recent years, the total number of public and private swimming pools across the world has increased at rapid pace. Over the same period, there has been an increase in the number of adults and children who have enrolled for swimming lessons. The US, the UK, Germany, France, Australia, Canada, and China are countries with the highest number of swimming pools. In the US, regions such as California, Arizona, Florida, Ohio, and Texas have the largest number of in-ground and above-ground pools.

According to a senior analyst at Technavio, “Countries like Russia and regions like South America and the Middle East are also registering a growth in the number of swimming pools. Such growth in swimming infrastructure would lead to an increase in demand for swimwear as well as swimming costume dryers, which augurs well for the growth of the market during the forecast period.”

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Global swimming costume dryer market segmentation

This market research report segments the global swimming costume dryer market by end-user (community pools and aquatic centers, hotels and resorts, and others) and by geography (the Americas, APAC, and EMEA).

The community pools and aquatic centers segment held the largest market share in 2017, accounting for over 52% of the market. However, the market share for this application is expected to decrease nearly 2% by 2022.

The Americas was the leading region for the global swimming costume dryer market in 2017, accounting for a market share of close to 49%, followed by EMEA and APAC, with APAC exhibiting the highest growth.

           
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Remote Patient Monitoring Market – Rise of Cloud Computing Solutions to Boost Growth| Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#MonitoringDevices--The latest market research report by Technavio on the global remote patient monitoring market predicts a CAGR of around 16% during the period 2018-2022.



The report segments the global remote patient monitoring market by product (vital signs and implantable), by end-user (hospitals, ASC, and homecare), and by geography (the Americas, EMEA, and APAC). It provides a detailed illustration of the major factors influencing the market, including drivers, opportunities, trends, and industry-specific challenges.

Here are some key findings of the global remote patient monitoring market, according to Technavio healthcare and life sciences researchers:

  • Cost benefits of remote patient monitoring: a major market driver
  • Rise of cloud computing solution: emerging market trend
  • The Americas dominated the global remote patient monitoring market in 2017, contributing to a market share of approximately 51%.
  • In 2017, the vital signs sector held the largest share in the market

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Cost benefits of remote patient monitoring: a major market driver

Cost benefits of remote patient monitoring is one of the major factors driving the global remote patient monitoring market. Healthcare costs are a critical problem for patients from poor and rural backgrounds who cannot afford hospital visits to distant areas. This has further increased the mortality rates. Furthermore, the lack of disease control due to the dearth of medical facilities has led to the spread of the disease across many remote areas globally. Remote patient monitoring allows the availability of medical assistance without time and location constraints. Many vendors are offering portable telemedicine kits that can be used in rural areas and are cost effective.

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Rise of cloud computing solutions: emerging market trend

Healthcare service providers are under pressure to reduce the IT costs because of the shrinking IT budgets and increasing operational efficiency. Cloud-based solutions are widely adopted in hospitals and clinics to implement flexible on-demand and cost-effective IT solutions. The cloud-based flexible IT solutions help in storing the cardiology medical images such as echocardiogram and angiogram images retrieved from cardiac test results. These medical images can be accessed from any remote location and can be further used by physicians to provide necessary consultation. It eradicates the need for patients to visit hospitals for post-medication consultation services repeatedly.

According to a senior analyst at Technavio for research on patient monitoring devices, “Cloud-based picture archiving and communication system for cardiology allows hospital service providers to share patient images with the department concerned or with cardiology specialists in remote locations. With the assistance from medical reports obtained online, doctors can prescribe medications and further tests for remote diagnosis.”

Global market opportunities

The Americas dominated the global remote patient monitoring market in 2017, accounting for a share of close to 51%. The APAC region will witness substantial growth in the global remote patient monitoring market during the forecast period when compared with the Americas and EMEA. APAC is expected to witness a high growth rate during the forecast period due to the increasing awareness of remote patient monitoring and high penetration of global vendors offering remote patient monitoring solutions in APAC. The Americas and EMEA are anticipated to have slow growth as they are early adopters of new technology.

           

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China Gift Cards and Incentive Cards Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics 2013-2022 – Analysis of Business and Retail Consumer Spending Pattern, Attitude & Behaviour – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "China Gift Cards and Incentive Cards Market Intelligence and Future Growth Dynamics (Databook Series) - Market Size and Forecast (2013-2022), Analysis of Business and Retail Consumer Spending Pattern, Attitude & Behaviour" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.


This report from provides a detailed data centric analysis of gift cards and corporate incentive cards market along with consumer behaviour and retail spend dynamics in the country. With over 150 KPIs at country level, this report provides comprehensive understanding of gift and incentive card market dynamics. Please note that this is a data centric report, primarily consisting of charts and tables.

Key Topics Covered:

1 About this Report

2 China Gift Card Market Size and Forecast

3 China Open Loop Gift Card Market Size and Forecast

4 China Closed Loop Gift Card Market Size and Forecast

5 Digital Gift Card Market Size Trend Analysis and Future Growth Dynamics

6 China Gift Card Analysis by Retail Consumer Segment

7 China Gift Card Consumer Insights and Purchase Behaviour by Retail Sector

8 China Gift Card Analysis by Corporate Consumer Segment

9 China Consumer Incentive and Loyalty Prepaid Card Market Size and Forecast

10 China Employee Incentive Prepaid Card Market Size and Forecast

11 China Sales/Partner Incentive Prepaid Card Market Size and Forecast

12 China Corporate Spend on Gift Cards - Festival & Other Segment Market Size and Forecast

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