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Orbital Insight Hires New Head of Product

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 settembre 2019

Orbital Insight, the leader in geospatial analytics, today announced the addition of Jens Tellefsen to its leadership team, serving as Head of Product. Tellefsen will lead Orbital Insight’s global product vision for its recently-launched GO platform, which enables the world’s leading investors, corporates, and governments alike to make informed policy and business decisions supported by trusted geospatial analytics.Since Orbital Insight officially launched GO in May 2019, the company has experienced a surge of interest from clients seeking trusted geospatial data to analyze infrastructure, supply chains, commodities, and areas of interest pertaining to national security. Tellefsen brings over 20 years of developing world-class enterprise software products to help build out GO’s capabilities to meet the unique needs of Orbital’s diverse client base.Tellefsen has experience in enterprise software, leading companies in product strategy and management. He has led the development of scalable software solutions covering business intelligence, artificial intelligence, sales credit, and commissions management, B2B price optimization and analytics and social analytics leveraging natural language processing. Tellefsen previously served as VP of Products at Quantifind, where he led the development of the company’s predictive analytics platform. Before joining Quantifind, he served as a product executive at NetBase Solutions, Vendavo, Callidus Software, and Trilogy. He also spent two years at McKinsey & Company advising Fortune 500 companies on corporate strategy.

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The Company’s Modified Risk Tobacco Product

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 luglio 2019

22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE American: XXII), a plant biotechnology company that is a world leader in tobacco harm reduction, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) accepted and filed for substantive scientific review the Company’s Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) application for its exclusive Very Low Nicotine Content (VLNC) cigarettes under the proposed brand name of VLNTM. 22nd Century’s proposed VLNTM cigarettes are made with the Company’s proprietary VLNC tobacco and, as a result, contain very low levels of nicotine. “FDA acceptance and filing of our MRTP application marks an important milestone in our mission to reduce the harm caused by smoking,” explained Michael Zercher, Chief Operating Officer of 22nd Century Group. “We look forward to working with FDA as the agency enters the next phase of its review process for our historic application.”
22nd Century is a plant biotechnology company focused on technology which allows it to decrease the level of nicotine in tobacco plants and to modify the level of cannabinoids in hemp/cannabis plants through genetic engineering and modern plant breeding. The Company’s primary mission in tobacco is to reduce the harm caused by smoking. The Company’s primary mission in hemp/cannabis is to develop proprietary hemp/cannabis plants for important new medicines and agricultural crops. Visit for more information.

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New Product Expo September 26-27 at Arlington International Racecourse

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 23 giugno 2019

GS Media & Events, promoters of multi-dealer RV & outdoor lifestyle shows, today announced they will host a New Product Expo preceding their upcoming Buy! Buy! Derby RV Sale in September. The Product Expo offers vendors, entrepreneurs and suppliers of innovative and new products to the RV and outdoor lifestyle market; including hunting, fishing and marine categories, the opportunity to present their products to a team of merchandise buyers and for their products to possibly be offered at over 200 Camping World and Gander Outdoors retail stores nationwide and sold on, and”The objective of our product expo is to create an efficient environment for vendors and suppliers to meet and communicate with our buyers,” said Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World and Gander Outdoors and host of CNBC’s The Profit. “As we continue to grow our company throughout the United States, we are also growing our product offering and increasing our focus on finding fantastic innovative and unique products that our customers will love.” Held at the Arlington International Racecourse, at 2200 Euclid Avenue, Arlington Heights, IL, the Product Expo kicks off Thursday, September 26th from 9am-5pm and continues Friday, September 27th from 9am-12pm. Merchandise buyers will be on-site to explore many of the trends and new product opportunities being offered by established and emerging vendors. Selected product ideas will be reviewed for innovation, growth potential, design, and readiness to go-to-market. The Product Expo is free and open to all vendors, including close out products, suppliers and manufacturers that have registered to attend. More information, including the event agenda, is available here.

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Fentanyl Transdermal System Due to Product Mislabeling

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 22 aprile 2019

Alvogen, Inc. is voluntarily recalling two lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System 12 mcg/h transdermal patches to the consumer level. A small number of cartons labeled 12 mcg/h Fentanyl Transdermal System patches contained 50 mcg/h patches. The 50 mcg/h patches that were included in cartons labeled 12 mcg/h are individually labeled as 50 mcg/h. This transdermal system is manufactured by 3M Drug Delivery Systems, St. Paul, MN.Application of a 50 mcg/h patch instead of a prescribed 12 mcg/h patch could result in serious, life threatening, or fatal respiratory depression. Groups at potential increased risk could include first time recipients of such patches, children, and the elderly. To date, Alvogen Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this issue.The product is indicated for the management of pain in opioid tolerant patients and is packaged in primary cartons of five individually wrapped and labeled pouches. The affected Fentanyl Transdermal System lots include:
Lot 180060 of Fentanyl Transdermal System, 12 mcg/h, expiration date 05/2020.
Lot 180073 of Fentanyl Transdermal System, 12 mcg/h, expiration date 06/2020.
The mislabeled product is packaged in a 12 mcg/h primary carton. These lots of Fentanyl Transdermal System were distributed Nationwide to the pharmacy level.Alvogen Inc. is notifying its distributors and direct customers by certified letter and is arranging for return and replacement of all recalled products. Pharmacies are requested not to dispense any product subject to this recall. Patients that have product subject to this recall should immediately remove any patch currently in use and contact their health care provider. Patients with unused product should return it to point of purchase for replacement.

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Toshiba Announces Latest Ethernet Bridge IC for Automotive and Industrial Applications

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 25 gennaio 2019

Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (“Toshiba”) today has announced TC9562 series, its latest member in the automotive network bridge IC product line. The TC9562 series provides advanced Ethernet capability for telematics and infotainment systems for the automotive segment.Real-time processing and reliable data transmission is critical to support telematics, infotainment, driver assistance systems and various sensor data to enable a fully connected vehicle. New standards, including Ethernet AVB and TSN, are becoming adopted in automotive and industrial applications to meet the increased performance requirements.
Toshiba’s TC9562 series is designed for reliability and performance delivering Ethernet bridging capability up to 1Gbps bandwidth. The new automotive bridge IC also supports Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) protocol for various industrial and commercial applications.The TC9562 series’s advanced capabilities supports Ethernet AVB specification, specifically IEEE 802.1AS and IEEE 802.1Qav, as well as TSN standards IEEE 802.1Qbv, IEEE 802.1Qbu[6] and IEEE 802.3br. The New IC also supports a broad range of interfaces including PCI Express® 2.0 and 1.0, I2S/TDM, RGMII, RMII, MII and an option for SGMII for expanded interfaces to various IVI SoC solutions.“We had the pleasure of working with Toshiba to feature their Ethernet bridge IC solutions in our industry-leading Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 820A Platform,” said Shyam Krishnamurthy, senior director of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We look forward to continuing our combined efforts to design cutting-edge solutions to support highly advanced automotive cockpit and telematics applications.”Shardul Kazi, Chief Marketing Officer at Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc., commented, “We are pleased to expand the successful automotive Ethernet bridge IC series to the market. We hope to help accelerate the Ethernet adoption in automotive applications.”The TC9562 series will be automotive qualified[8] and packaged in P-LFBGA120 in 9mm x 9mm package. Sample shipments will start in February 2019, and volume production will start in October 2019.

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Cloudinary Announces Significant Growth Milestones and Product Momentum

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 12 ottobre 2018

Cloudinary announced significant growth milestones including major new strategic partnerships and rapid demand for its new Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution, first unveiled in June. The company’s end-to-end DAM solution automates the entire media management lifecycle at scale, accelerates time to market, and optimizes the end user experience across all touchpoints. Cloudinary also introduced new DAM capabilities including an expanded media library with flexible sharing and collaboration capabilities that make it easy to control access to assets throughout their entire lifecycle and across all content, brand and developer teams.“Our secondary ticket marketplace is the largest in the world and Cloudinary has been instrumental in our ability to easily and efficiently manage our media assets for the millions of fans relying on our platform every day,” said Susan Stigelitz, Head of Imagery at StubHub. “We’d been utilizing Cloudinary’s image and video management capabilities for months and adopting its digital asset management solution was a natural choice as it will allow our diverse teams to have a single source of truth for our media that makes it easy to collaborate and bridge big efficiency gaps. The Cloudinary team has been a trusted tech partner and we look forward to continued success in the months ahead.”

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Destination Maternity Hires Great American Group to Help Rationalize Inventory and Product Cycle

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 5 ottobre 2018

Destination Maternity Corporation (NASDAQ: DEST) (the “Company”) announced today that it has retained Great American Group to assist the Company in the strategic rationalization of its overall store inventory and product cycle.Marla Ryan, the CEO of Destination Maternity commented, “We remain committed to finding efficiencies across our cost structure. To that end, we welcome the opportunity to work with Great American Group to assist us in maximizing inventory efficiency, including reducing lower-performing inventory while investing in higher velocity items across our store base.“In conjunction with the expected $76 million refinancing facility with Bank of America, we believe the engagement with Great American Group will help to improve our product cycle, rationalize inventory levels and further strengthen our capital base going forward.”Based in Woodland Hills, CA, Great American Group serves as a leading provider of asset disposition and valuation and appraisal services to a wide range of retail, wholesale and industrial clients.

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Biotecnologie: è difficile stare al passo con il loro progresso

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 2 Mag 2018

A cura di:Marie-Laure Schaufelberger, Product Specialist del fondo Pictet-Biotech di Pictet Asset Management. Le società farmaceutiche stanno perdendo terreno nei confronti di un nuovo tipo di produttori farmaceutici. Mentre le case farmaceutiche producono medicinali partendo dalle sostanze chimiche, le società biotecnologiche utilizzano organismi viventi come batteri o enzimi per i loro prodotti. Inoltre, una più profonda comprensione del DNA umano ha consentito alle società biotecnologiche di affrontare malattie specifiche con molta più precisione rispetto alle società farmaceutiche tradizionali. Il settore ha un tasso di crescita stimato del 15-20% annuo. Questo rappresenta un tasso di crescita previsto del 6% per le vendite di farmaci con prescrizione a livello mondiale per il periodo fino al 2022. Oltre 700 società biotecnologiche sono attualmente quotate sui mercati azionari internazionali. I ricavi totali delle società biotecnologiche quotate sono cresciuti di sette volte dal 2000 al 2016, passando da poco più di 20 a quasi 140 miliardi di dollari.Le società biotecnologiche hanno già raggiunto risultati considerevoli. ‘Un buon esempio è la cura per l’epatite C, che è stata messa a punto da un’importante società biotecnologica americana’, afferma Marie-Laure Schaufelberger, Product Specialist del fondo Pictet-Biotech. Tuttavia, il prezzo di questa cura è alto. Un trattamento della durata di tre mesi può costare dai 70.000 ai 100.000 dollari. Dozzine di società biotecnologiche hanno uno o più prodotti nella fase finale di sviluppo clinico che precede l’approvazione della FDA, l’ente governativo americano che si occupa della regolamentazione dei prodotti alimentari e farmaceutici.
Nell’ambito farmaceutico tradizionale, quando il brevetto di un farmaco di successo scade, un timore diffuso per il produttore è che le società che realizzano farmaci generici ne riproducano la formula commercializzandola a un prezzo significativamente scontato. Dato che i brevetti dell’Aspirina sono in circolazione da parecchio tempo, altre società oltre alla Bayer, che l’ha inventata, sono autorizzate a produrre e vendere questo farmaco. Ciò spiega perché una compressa costa solo pochi centesimi. La società di consulenza EvaluatePharma stima che le società farmaceutiche sono destinate a perdere ricavi pari a quasi 80 miliardi di dollari tra il 2017 e il 2020 per via dell’aumento della concorrenza. Per le società biotecnologiche, questo rischio è notevolmente minore. ‘Chiunque voglia produrre una medicina simile a un farmaco biotecnologico il cui brevetto è scaduto – noto anche come farmaco biosimilare – deve innanzitutto dimostrare che il prodotto presenta esattamente le stesse caratteristiche biologiche del trattamento originale’, spiega Schaufelberger. ‘Una procedura molto più complessa rispetto a quella dei farmaci tradizionali, per i quali è sufficiente dimostrare che la composizione chimica è simile.’
Negli Stati Uniti, le società che intendono commercializzare la versione generica di un farmaco biotecnologico il cui brevetto è scaduto devono superare un altro ostacolo. ‘Questi farmaci devono superare test clinici, simili a quelli del farmaco biotecnologico originale’, afferma Schaufelberger. ‘Oltre a un capitale e conoscenze importanti, occorreranno laboratori di alta qualità per produrre in modo sicuro ed efficiente farmaci generici ed essere competitivi con un prodotto di successo, una volta scaduto il brevetto. Tra le società che possiedono tutti questi asset figurano molte grandi società biotecnologiche. Se giocano bene le loro carte, crediamo che abbiano il potenziale per attingere a una nuova fonte di reddito. Riteniamo che le dinamiche del settore biotecnologico lo rendano un’area di investimento interessante.’

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Indix Announces Broad Availability of Its AI-Based Product Prediction Services

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 febbraio 2018

Indix, the world’s leading product AI company, announced the broad availability of its AI-based prediction services for product categorization, brand identification, standardized attribute extraction and product clustering. With Indix’s prediction services, companies will now have the power to process millions of product records in minutes, using AI, without any humans in the loop.
Using Indix prediction services, ecommerce marketplaces can clean and verify seller content and augment product listing attributes. Etailers can clean and verify existing content and accelerate SKU onboarding. Adtech companies can standardize advertiser catalogs, enhance ad relevance and power dynamic ads. Affiliates and Publishers can automate catalog management and power product search. Market Research and Analytics companies can identify and classify products using just the limited information on electronic receipts.“From the very beginning we invested in AI and ML because there was no other way to handle the amount of product information that we were processing every day,” said Sanjay Parthasarathy, founder and CEO of Indix Corporation. “As a result, we have built a completely automated product information platform that learns continuously.” Indix has used all four prediction services along with its search ranking and relevance to power the recently released Samsung Mall, to enable consumers to discover and buy products across multiple online shopping sites in India using Samsung smartphones’ cameras, microphones and key inputs.“We have over two billion product offers on our platform and we built AI-based services to automate our own catalog management,” said Sri Velamoor, VP of Sales and Business Development at Indix. “Over time, our algorithms have leveraged these billions of data points to learn a normalized taxonomy and schema and compile a brand dictionary, all of which helped standardize our catalog. Indix is excited to offer these prediction services and metadata to companies that want to improve their product catalogs or structure their product information.”Indix’s AI-based prediction services, combined with metadata and product content, helps companies automate and accelerate their vision for next generation shopping, advertising, IoT and analytics.

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Catella: Strategic Real Estate Allocation survey shows new real estate vehicles emerging

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 8 dicembre 2017

catella LichtenbergIn the latest Catella Market Tracker, “Strategic Real Estate Allocation – on its way into new product dimensions?”, the top100 multi-asset managers in Germany were asked what strategic real estate allocation course they will set over the coming months in the on-going real estate boom.The survey of the top 100 multi-asset managers revealed the following:
– 57% of the asset managers surveyed expect an appearance of real estate ETFs on the German market in 2019–2022, while only 13% do not expect a positioning of this product.
– Real estate secondaries and real estate multi-manager funds seem to be a particular future investment option. Of those surveyed, 20 % would invest 4–6 % in real estate secondaries, 7.7 % in multi-manager funds.
– Private equity investments would also profit from an adjustment if key interest rates rise, and would take an additional 10% share of investor allocation. The yield expectation is beyond 10%.
– Exchange traded funds experience an adjustment of 5 % in asset allocation, and could record an average yield of 3 %.“Tactical aspects continue to be expressed in the presented sentiment analysis, especially expansion towards the vehicles of real estate secondaries, and ETFs in the past 20 months seem to be more than a vision,” says Dr. Thomas Beyerle, Head of Group Research, regarding the results of the survey. “An attack on specialist funds does not seem to be happening here,” adds Beyerle. In the coming years, Catella Research therefore expects an increase in the market volume of alternative real estate products, even if only by a very low degree. Greater acceptance of the real-estate-based financial products of multi-asset managers with yield expectations quite a bit “beyond the 5” is shown.The complete Market Tracker is available at

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DuPont Pioneer Announces Intentions to Commercialize First CRISPR-Cas Product

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 20 aprile 2016

dupontJOHNSTON, Iowa – DuPont Pioneer announced waxy corn hybrids as its first commercial agricultural product developed through the application of CRISPR-Cas enabled advanced breeding technology. This next generation of elite waxy corn hybrids is expected to be available to U.S. growers within five years, pending field trails and regulatory reviews.”We’re applying our 90 years of knowledge of corn biology to develop the next generation of high-quality waxy corn hybrids for the benefit of the entire value chain from growers to processors and end users,” said Neal Gutterson, vice president, research and development for DuPont Pioneer. “Starting with an identity-preserved product as our initial CRISPR-Cas offering allows us to lay a solid foundation for success of future larger volume products from this plant breeding innovation.” Pioneer is the leading supplier of waxy corn hybrids globally. In the United States, about a half-million acres of waxy corn are grown each year; however, they traditionally yield less than non-waxy corn hybrids. Waxy corn produces a high amylopectin starch content, which is milled for a number of everyday consumer food and non-food uses including processed foods, adhesives and high-gloss paper. Waxy corn is typically grown on contract through a closed-loop production system commonly referred to as “identity-preserved”.
Johnston“The next generation of waxy hybrids developed with CRISPR-Cas will represent a step-change in how efficiently we bring elite genetic platforms of high-yielding waxy corn to our customers,” Gutterson said.The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently published its response to Pioneer’s “Regulated Article Letter of Inquiry” stating that it does not consider next-generation waxy corn developed with CRISPR-Cas enabled advanced breeding technology as regulated by USDA Biotechnology Regulatory Services.”DuPont Pioneer believes that CRISPR-Cas as an advanced plant breeding tool holds great promise for maintaining the world’s ability to produce an abundant and healthy food supply. The USDA’s confirmation is an important first step toward clarifying the U.S. regulatory landscape and the development of seed products with CRISPR-Cas technology,” said Gutterson. “We continue to consult with global regulatory bodies and government agencies in order to understand the potential regulations around the world.”Pioneer is establishing a CRISPR-Cas enabled advanced breeding platform to develop seed products for greater environmental resiliency with characteristics like disease resistance and drought tolerance, in addition to advancing the development of improved hybrid systems. The technology has applicability for all Pioneer crops of interest.”This is just the beginning: We believe the true value of this important innovation in plant breeding will be achieved through active engagement with customers, academia, governments, NGOs and public research institutes to develop new solutions to the toughest agricultural challenges,” added Gutterson. “Pioneer has a long history of collaboration and broadly advancing science and is open to entering further collaborations which would contribute to developing CRISPR-Cas technology across all crops and geographies for the greater good.” Pioneer previously announced strategic agreements for research collaborations and intellectual property (IP) licenses with Vilnius University and with Caribou Biosciences. These are combined with DuPont’s own IP, technology capabilities, infrastructure and scientific expertise that are being applied in order to advance CRISPR-Cas.

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Altair’s TD-LTE Chipset Selected by Olive Telecom, India’s leading Convergence Solutions Device Developer

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 Mag 2012

Hod Hasharon, Israel, (PRNewswire) Altair Semiconductor (, a leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G LTE chipsets, today announced that its ‘Hornet’ TD-LTE chipset, recently introduced to the Indian market, has been selected by Olive Telecom to power Olive’s line of LTE enabled products. Olive Telecom is a world class designer and supplier of wireless devices, 2G/3G mobile handsets and smart phones, connected mobile computing devices and advanced data modems.”We are very pleased to have been selected by a leading designer and supplier of mobile and portable devices such as Olive for use in their products,” said Eran Eshed, Co-Founder and VP of Marketing and Business Development at Altair. “Olive’s selection of Altair reaffirms the leadership position Altair has built in the Indian market. We look forward to building on our partnership with Olive and continuing to expand our footprint in the Indian market.” “Altair’s LTE solution was a natural choice for us to integrate into our 4G enabled devices, customized for the Indian market,” said Artem Orange, President Operations at Olive. “The combination of maturity, performance and cost will enable Olive to differentiate our products and shorten our time to market.”Altair is a market leader in the global TD-LTE industry. Altair-based products are commercially deployed in Brazil and the Company has completed advanced pre-commercial field trials with carriers around the world, including Softbank in Japan, China Mobile and leading carriers in India. Altair’s TD-LTE solution is the first to have demonstrated Category 4 throughputs publically in China and Japan.
Altair Semiconductor is the world’s leading developer of ultra-low power, small footprint and high performance 4G semiconductors. Altair’s chipsets can be found in approximately 30 end-user devices – ranging from USB dongles to smartphones – built by its more than 15 customers across North America, Europe, China, India and Taiwan – making it one of the only TDD/FDD LTE chipset manufacturers in the world with commercially available products. Altair’s comprehensive product portfolio includes baseband processors, multi-band RF transceivers for both FDD and TDD bands, and a range of reference hardware and product level protocol stack software. Based on a novel, proprietary Software Defined Radio (SDR) processor, codenamed “O[2]P™”, Altair’s products are the smallest and most highly power optimized in the industry, offering an unmatched combination of flexibility and performance. For more information, visit the company’s website at Follow Altair on Twitter: @AltairSemi

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Micron Launches New Product Category of Low-Standby-Power

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 10 febbraio 2012

Boise Idaho, CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:MU) is extending its legacy of memory leadership by introducing a new product category of low-power DDR3 solutions targeted at the tablet and ultrathin markets. These 2-gigabit (Gb) and 4Gb “DDR3Lm” solutions focus on low self-refresh power (IDD6) for longer battery life, while maintaining the high performance and cost effectiveness of PC DRAM. The first 2Gb DDR3Lm will provide up to 50 percent self-refresh power savings versus standard 2Gb DDR3L while driving performance up to -1600 MT/s when needed. Micron’s 4Gb DDR3Lm product delivers the same optimized power efficiency as the 2Gb part, with a reduced chip count that is ideally suited for ultrathin and tablet customers. Both 2Gb and 4Gb DDR3Lm will be adopted into Micron’s 30-nanometer (nm) class to further optimize the power and performance features, with the 4Gb device hitting a 3.7mA IDD6 target in standby mode, yet still supporting speeds up to -1866 MT/s. “Power reduction is becoming ever more critical in the fast growing ultrathin markets. Micron’s expertise with traditional PC memory requirements enables these markets to enjoy high performance targets and optimal cost efficiencies,” said Robert Feurle, vice president for Micron’s DRAM marketing. “The combination of our commitment to customer collaboration and dedication to leading the way in DRAM technologies has proven highly successful, and this new class of 30nm DRAM continues to deliver on that promise.” “As computing becomes more and more mobile, longer battery life is increasingly valuable to end users,” said Geof Findley, Intel’s senior memory enabling manager. “The reduced standby power consumption of low-power memory is a move in the right direction.”
Sampling of Micron’s new DDR3Lm low-power product line begins now, with volume production on 30nm class devices expected to begin in 2Q’12. For more information about DDR3Lm, visit

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Le tre piattaforme di exchange-traded product

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 21 luglio 2010

ETF Securities ha pubblicato le statistiche relative alla prima metà del 2010, che riguardano le tre piattaforme di exchange-traded product (commodity, valute ed ETF azionari). Ecco di seguito le maggiori evidenze al 30 giugno 2010: ETFS Physical Gold è stato in rialzo del 34% in euro. L’oro è diventato una delle migliori asset class di ETF Securities durante la prima metà del 2010 dato che gli investitori stanno cercando beni rifugio dall’aumento del rischio sovrano e bancario in Europa. Nello stesso periodo, l’indice FTSE ha registrato una flessione del 14% e l’Euro Stoxx 50 una del 20% in dollari statunitensi. L’attivo gestito (AUM) degli ETC di ETF Securities sull’oro fisico ha raccolto 2,6 miliardi di dollari statunitensi, raggiungendo adesso un totale di 11,4 miliardi di dollari statunitensi. Si tratta di una crescita del 30% da fine dicembre ed è l’aumento più grande mai registrato su base semestrale. Gli ETC di ETF Securities sull’oro fisico, che detengono 9,3 milioni di once a fine di giugno 2010, rappresentano un primato a livello europeo e sono secondi a livello mondiale per oro corrispettivo sottostante. Le società attive nell’estrazione aurifera hanno beneficiato della ripresa del prezzo dell’oro con ETFX DAXglobal Gold Mining Fund in crescita del 28% in euro nella prima metà del 2010. Dopo una performance particolarmente forte registrata nel primo trimestre, la debolezza dei mercati azionari mondiali ha eroso alcuni dei profitti realizzati nel secondo trimestre 2010. Gli ETC sulle valute hanno beneficiato dello spostamento dell’avversione al rischio, con ETFS Long JPY Short EUR in crescita del 23% nella prima metà del 2010 dato che gli investitori si sono adoperati per liquidare attività economiche di rischio finanziate in Yen giapponesi. Un altro dei maggiori beneficiari dell’aumento dell’avversione al rischio è stato ETFS Long USD Short EUR in crescita del 17%. Gli investitori infatti hanno chiuso le posizioni in euro posizionandosi sul dollaro statunitense visto che la crisi greca ha alimentato largamente le preoccupazioni del debito statale in Europa.
ETFS Physical Palladium ha registrato nella prima metà del 2010 una crescita del 11% in dollari statunitensi dato la costante e ingente domanda di automobili in Cina, la penuria di scorte e un consensus generale sul fatto che le riserve di platino della Russia potrebbero essere più basse rispetto a quanto precedentemente previsto.  Gli ETC di ETF Securities hanno registrato 361 milioni di afflussi nella prima metà del 2010, guidati dalla forte domanda proveniente dagli Stati Uniti dove ETF Securities ha quotato i primi prodotti su platino e palladio fisico ad inizio gennaio.
ETFS Physical Silver ha registrato un’ottima performance nella prima metà del 2010, con una crescita del 10%. L’ETC sull’argento fisico ha beneficiato del suo status di riserva di valore e bene rifugio simile all’oro. La forte performance di oro, argento e palladio ha fatto in modo che ETFS Physical PM Basket (che include oro, argento, platino e palladio) completasse la performance dei metalli preziosi con un  aumento del 10,4%.

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100 anni di Villa Massimo-Festa dell’Estate

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 31 Mag 2010

Roma 3 giugno 2010, dalle ore 19.30 Largo di Villa Massimo 1-2, Accademia Tedesca Roma Villa Massimo. L’Accademia Tedesca di Roma festeggia il suo centenario e per questa particolare occasione il programma della Festa dell’Estate sarà ancora più ricco: oltre a presentazioni di letteratura, architettura, pittura, fotografia, product design e musica, lungo il Viale degli Artisti, si potrà visitare la mostra “Soltanto un quadro al massimo: Giulio Paolini e Candida Höfer” nella Galleria. Assieme ai borsisti di Villa Massimo esporranno le loro opere anche i borsisti di Casa Baldi e Villa Serpentara. A partire dalle 22.30 la festa prosegue con il DJ Set condotto da alva noto (Berlino) e tony shafrazi (Roma).

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Next Generation IP Communications

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 24 ottobre 2009

San Jose, Calif., a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home, announced that DSP Group’s silicon and HD (High-Definition) Voice technologies power all 11 CAT-iq certified products of leading cordless telephone manufacturers, as listed on the DECT Forum’s CAT-iq web site ( DSP Group supports CAT-iq (Cordless Advanced Technology: Internet and Quality) and provides CAT-iq 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 firmware, communication protocol stack, call control and reference applications to enable consumer product manufacturers to deliver advanced communication features with fast time to market.  DSP Group’s CAT-iq embedded solutions are deployed in many IP telephones and gateway products, including IAD, cable, xPON and office PBX, providing superior cordless communication range, multi-line and multi-handset control, natural wideband voice, advanced data services, software upgradability and more.
DSP Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:DSPG) is a leading global provider of wireless chipset solutions for converged communications at home. Delivering system solutions that combine semiconductors and software with reference designs, DSP Group enables consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers to cost-effectively develop new revenue-generating applications with fast time to market. At the forefront of semiconductor innovation and operational excellence for over two decades, and with a dominant share of the wireless home telephony market, DSP Group provides a broad portfolio of wireless chipsets integrating DECT, Wi-Fi, PSTN and VoIP technologies with state-of-the-art application processors. Enabling converged voice, audio, video and data connectivity across diverse consumer products — from cordless and VoIP phones to home gateways and connected multimedia screens

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Global Chemical Industry Announces

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 27 giugno 2009

chemicalRome on 7 July 2009Via di Ripetta 231, 10.00 hrs – 14.00 hrs The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) commissioned Öko-Institut to contribute to this project and to support McKinsey & Company. Öko-Institut’s specific role was to conduct a critical review on the Carbon Life Cycle Analyses (cLCA). These cLCA calculations have been used in the project in order to quantify the CO2e emissions of selected chemical industry products over their whole life cycle in comparison to non-chemical industry product emissions and to assess the differences regarding in-use emissions due to performance difference between chemical and non-chemical products. The results of these calculations are presented in this study in two ways, the gross savings ratio and the net emission abatement. The report will be presented in the context of the G8 Summit, which will be debating energy and climate change issues during its meetings. Key speakers of chemical industry from Europe and Japan, international and European institutions and Italian government will have the floor. (chemical)

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Colorcon Announces Capacity Expansion for Their Product

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 aprile 2009

Colorcon, Inc. announced in February 2009, that to meet the growing demand of orders for Surelease(R), aqueous ethylcellulose dispersions, a new line was added at their Indiana, USA manufacturing site to increase production approximately 50%. Demand for Surelease has accelerated due to the increasing preference for multiparticulate dosage forms, as well as its use in nutritional enteric applications. Nutrateric(R), nutritional enteric coating system (Colorcon patented), based on Surelease and an alginate pore former, has become the product-of-choice for fish oil, garlic and other dietary supplement products. James Coward, vice president of corporate development, had this to say about the expansion. “The Surelease capacity expansion was done as part of our continued commitment to our customers, and as part of our investment in our modified release technologies.”  Colorcon is a world leader in the development, supply and technical support of formulated products for the pharmaceutical industry. Its core businesses include film coatings, modified release technologies, functional excipients and tablet design services. Colorcon has 18 technical service laboratories globally and more than 1200 employees exclusively dedicated to its pharmaceutical customer base. For further information, visit

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