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Bifold Doors Market - Trends and Forecasts by Technavio 2017年05月23日 07時23分

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Construction--Technavio’s latest report on the global
bifold doors market
provides an analysis of the most
important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. Technavio
defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to
significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.








Gaurav Mohindru, a lead analyst from Technavio, specializing in research
on the construction
sector, says, “Booming residential market and large-scale investments
in commercial projects, such as new hospitals and office space, are
expected to increase the demand for bifold doors across the globe
.”



The use of bifold
doors
in the housing and residential building sector has been
increasing in recent years primarily because of the growing appreciation
of performance benefits such as compact footprint, flexibility, and ease
of maintenance of bifold doors. The growing demand for homes in urban
areas and mixed-use buildings is also driving the demand for bifold
doors. Bifold doors improve ventilation in the house.



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The top three emerging trends driving the global bifold doors market according
to Technavio research analysts are:



Evolution toward cellular polyvinyl chloride (PVC) bifold doors



Cellular PVC bifold doors were developed as a response to customer
requests for wood bifold doors that resist rot. Cellular PVC bifold
doors are also developed from PVC. Cellular PVC is different from
extruded hollow vinyl as it features a foam or a cell structure inside
it.



Cellular PVC is a wood replacement product made of PVC that is
molded into forms. Cellular PVC is in a different state when compared
with standard PVC, enabling it to be cut and shaped much like wood
without the disadvantages in wood
,” according to Gaurav.



Emergence of automation and remote operation



Automation and remote operation have become more popular in new bifold
door offerings. For example, Total Support Services (Security) in 2014
completed bifold loading bay for an office building in Bevis Marks,
London. The system allows users to open, close, and stop the bifold via
a keypad. Other companies such as Folding Motion offers a
remote-operated system designed for use in bifold doors.



Progression in smart glass



Bifold doors are no longer considered as an object to fill the openings
in buildings. In the current scenario, bifold doors are expected to
perform multiple functions such as keeping out heat/cold, letting in
light, being aesthetically attractive, noise attenuation, needing lower
maintenance, and using energy-efficient materials.



Smart glass in bifold doors consists of a glass or glazing whose light
transmission properties are altered when voltage, light, or heat is
applied. Glass changes from translucent to transparent, that is,
changing from blocking some (or all) wavelengths of light to letting
light pass through.



The key vendors are as follows:




  • Andersen


  • JELD-WEN


  • Pella


  • YKK


  • Ply Gem



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mTAB® Expands Global Marketing Research Capabilities 2017年05月23日 04時00分

ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#datavisualization--mTAB, a U.S.-based leading provider of survey data analysis and
visualization solutions, today announced an expansion of its global
capabilities. Through the acquisition of Gamma Associates in the U.K.,
establishment of an office in Japan, and a partnership with Analytic
Edge in China, mTAB will provide enhanced in-market support for clients.




“We’re so pleased to unite our two companies to provide our client base
with the global support they expect,” said Alex Gelman, CEO of mTAB.
“Gamma’s focus on quality and customer success fits perfectly with our
values at mTAB. Gamma’s data visualization software, mTABView®, will
become one of the core pillars of the mTAB platform and growth story.”



Since 1990, Gamma has been mTAB’s partner in Europe. The two businesses
will be fully integrated under Gelman’s leadership, enabling mTAB’s
global clients to access a more seamless customer experience.



Additionally, today mTAB announced a significant expansion into Asia.
mTAB has been working closely with leading Japanese companies since
1996, and establishing a local office will further strengthen these
relationships.



“As we plan to expand our business globally, establishing an operating
entity in this important market was a natural decision for us,” said
Keiko Yoshimi, head of the newly formed mTAB Asia Pacific office.



In China, the growing market research industry is increasingly demanding
the same tools that mTAB provides in its Japanese, European and American
markets. To support the Chinese market, mTAB has formed a strategic
partnership with market research training firm, Analytic Edge.



“The Chinese market is so unique and large that it requires in-market
presence,” said Junbo Zhu, founder of Analytic Edge.



With the expansion, clients can expect a seamless user experience
through a fully integrated software and services delivery platform in
the comfort of their own language and time zone.



For further information visit www.mtabsurveyanalysis.com.



About mTAB



mTAB enables companies to maximize value from past and present marketing
research by providing fully serviced web-based software that makes large
non-uniform datasets easy to analyze, insightful and immediately
accessible for everyone. mTAB makes it easy for anyone to discover
stories behind the research data warehouse to help make key business
decisions.




Contacts


mTAB
Katie Duffey, 1-714-693-3110
kduffey@mtabsurveyanalysis.com



mTAB®、マーケティング調査活動をグローバルに拡大 2017年05月23日 04時00分

米カリフォルニア州アナハイム--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) --
米国を拠点に調査データ分析・可視化ソリューションを提供するmTABは本日、世界的な活動拡大を発表しました。英国のガンマ・アソシエーツの買収、日本での法人設立、中国のアナリティック・エッジとの提携を通じて、mTABはお客さまへの市場内サポートを強化します。




mTABのアレックス・ゲルマン最高経営責任者(CEO)は、次のように述べています。「私たちは、2つの会社が統合して顧客が期待する世界的サポートを提供できることをうれしく思います。ガンマの品質とお客さまの成功に対する姿勢は、mTABの価値観と完全に合致しています。ガンマのデータ可視化ソフトウエアのmTABView®は、mTABプラットフォームと我々の成長物語の中核的な柱のひとつになるでしょう。」



1990年以来、ガンマはmTABの欧州パートナーとして活動してきました。両社は、ゲルマン氏の下で完全に統合され、世界各地のmTABのお客様に、よりシームレスな顧客体験を提供することを可能にします。



加えて、mTABは本日、アジアへの大規模な拡大を発表しました。mTABは、1996年から日本の大手企業と緊密に協力しており、現地に事業所を設立することで、これらの関係がさらに強化されます。



新たに設立されたmTABアジアパシフィック代表者のヨシミ・ケイコ氏は、次のように述べています。「mTAB事業のグローバル化を計画する上で、この重要な市場に事業所を設立することは当社にとって自然な決定でした。」



中国では、成長する市場調査業界で、mTABが日本、欧州、米国の市場で提供しているのと同様なツールがますます求められています。中国市場をサポートするために、mTABは市場調査研修企業のアナリティック・エッジと戦略的提携を結びました。



アナリティック・エッジ創業者のジュンボ・ズー氏は、次のように述べています。「中国市場は非常にユニークで大きいため、市場内に実際に存在を置くことが不可欠です。」



この拡大により、お客様は統合されたソフトウエア&サービス提供プラットフォームを通じて、それぞれの言語と時間帯という気楽さでシームレスなサービスを期待いただけます。



詳細については、www.mtabsurveyanalysis.comをご覧ください。



mTABについて



mTABが提供するフルサービスのウェブベース・ソフトウエアにより、企業は過去・現在のマーケティング調査の価値を最大化することを可能にします。私たちのソフトウエアは、不均一、また膨大なデータセットを誰でも分析しやすく、即時に利用可能にします。mTABを使用することで、重要なビジネス上の意思決定、調査データの背後にある物語をあらゆるレベルのユーザーが発見できるようアシストします。



本記者発表文の公式バージョンはオリジナル言語版です。翻訳言語版は、読者の便宜を図る目的で提供されたものであり、法的効力を持ちません。翻訳言語版を資料としてご利用になる際には、法的効力を有する唯一のバージョンであるオリジナル言語版と照らし合わせて頂くようお願い致します。


Contacts


mTAB
Katie Duffey, 1-714-693-3110
kduffey@mtabsurveyanalysis.com

According to THE SAGE GROUP, 1 Million or More Japanese Cit… 2017年05月22日 23時22分

BEAUFORT, S.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$CLI #CLI--A new analysis published by THE SAGE GROUP concludes that
atherosclerotic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) afflicts 8-10 million
in Japan.




“Although it is commonly believed that PAD is a ‘Western’ disease with a
significantly lower prevalence in Asians, our research indicates this is
not the case,” stated Mary L. Yost, President of THE SAGE GROUP. “We
believe that PAD prevalence is only modestly lower. For various reasons,
it has generally been underestimated in Japan.”



As with other cardiovascular diseases, age, smoking, diabetes,
hypertension, high cholesterol, chronic kidney disease, race and family
history are the key PAD and CLI risk factors. The relative risk of PAD
increases 2X-3X with every decade, current smoking increases the risk
2X-5X and diabetes 2X-4X. Furthermore, PAD is more virulent in
diabetics. Diabetics tend to have more severe ischemia, a greater number
of amputations, higher mortality, and die at a younger age.



Commenting on risk factors in Japan, Yost observed, “Over the last
several decades, the prevalence of diabetes has risen significantly.
Japan has a high percentage of younger-onset diabetes, which increases
the risk of cardiovascular complications, including PAD. In addition,
the population is quite elderly (the oldest in the world) with a high
prevalence of other PAD risk factors, including hypertension, smoking
and chronic kidney disease. Current smoking is much more prevalent in
Japan than in the U.S.



“Unless the Japanese people have some type of genetic protection against
the adverse impact of atherosclerotic risk factors, the prevalence of
PAD is likely reasonably similar to that in other populations,” she
concluded.



About the Report: Japan Peripheral Artery Disease and Critical Limb
ischemia Prevalence and Incidence of



The report contains a comprehensive analysis of the current prevalence
of diabetes, PAD and CLI in Japan. PAD and CLI prevalence and incidence
are estimated for 2015-2030. The number of patients with intermittent
claudication is also included in the analysis of symptomatic disease.



Additional information: http://thesagegroup.us/pages/reports/japan-pad-cli.php.



THE SAGE GROUP, a research and consulting company, specializes in
peripheral vascular disease in the lower limbs, specifically chronic
venous disease (CVD), PAD, CLI, intermittent claudication (IC), diabetic
foot ulcers (DFU) and the costs and consequences of amputation.
Additional information: www.thesagegroup.us.




Contacts


THE SAGE GROUP
Harrington Witherspoon, 404-816-0746
witherspoon@thesagegroup.us



Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts the Exhibition of "Noh" Japane… 2017年05月22日 23時00分


Introducing Wooden Masks, Costumes from the Renowned Noh Play
“Hagoromo” Feather Robe


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#art--Keio
Plaza Hotel Tokyo
, one of Japan’s most prestigious international
hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host a special exhibition
entitled “Enjoying Japan’s Traditional Performing Art Noh” from
June 1st to 29th, 2017. This is the second
consecutive year that the hotel will host a special Noh
exhibition in cooperation with the National
Noh Theatre.
This year’s exhibition focuses upon “Hagoromo (Feather
Robe)”, a famous Noh play based upon the celestial maiden legend,
and will display traditional carved wooden Noh masks, intricately
woven Noh costumes, and other related artistic props used in Noh
performances. During this exhibition, a special performance of
“Hagoromo” will be held by prominent Noh performer Yoshimasa
Kanze on June 13th followed by a special luncheon. Another
unique opportunity to see this classic stage art up close will be during
a free Noh demonstration in the Main Lobby, on June 21st
at 5:00 p.m. This short demonstration is for both visitors and staying
guests.








Noh
has been performed for over 600 years since its creation in the
Muromachi Period, and is the oldest theatrical art performed in the
world. In recognition of the highly refined acting and artistic
performances of Noh and its influence upon various genre of
modern art around the world to this day, Noh was registered as a
UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2008. Our hotel is pleased
to provide its guests, 75% of whom are overseas visitors from 100
different countries, with the opportunity to enjoy the Noh Play
“Hagoromo” exhibition as part of our Japanese cultural experience
programs.



Full
Version of Press Release



About the Keio Plaza Hotel



Keio
Plaza Hotel Tokyo
is one of Japan’s
leading international hotels. Our hotel boasts of over 20 restaurants
and bars, and we host a wide range of local and international guests who
visit us for our welcoming facilities, warm hospitality and unique
services that allow them to experience Japanese culture, including our Hello
Kitty themed rooms
, wedding
kimono experience
, tea
ceremony
, ikebana
experience
and many
others
. For more information, please visit our website,
YouTube,
Facebook
or Instagram.




Contacts


Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
Sunaho Nakatani, +81-3-5322-8010
Public
Relations Manager
s-nakatani@keioplaza.co.jp



Otsuka Announces Results of Phase 3 Data on Tolvaptan 2017年05月22日 21時00分


Under Development for ADPKD in U.S.




  • Primary and key secondary endpoints were positive for tolvaptan vs.
    placebo in an additional Phase 3 clinical trial that examined the
    efficacy and safety of tolvaptan in autosomal dominant polycystic
    kidney disease (ADPKD)


  • The data are intended to address the Complete Response Letter (CRL)
    issued by the FDA for a New Drug Application (NDA) for tolvaptan in
    ADPKD in 2013


  • Trial results will be submitted for presentation at a nephrology
    medical congress in the second half of 2017


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Otsuka
Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
(Otsuka) announces positive top-line
results from an additional Phase 3 clinical trial of tolvaptan in adult
patients with ADPKD.



The primary endpoint of the trial was the change in estimated glomerular
filtration rate (eGFR) from pre-treatment baseline levels to
post-treatment assessment. In patients treated with tolvaptan the
reduction in eGFR was significantly less than in patients treated with
placebo (p<0.0001). eGFR is an estimate of the sum of the filtration
rates of all single functional nephrons (filtering units) in the
kidneys, measured through creatinine-based estimation equations.1
The difference observed in this study represents a 35% reduction in the
loss of kidney function compared to placebo in these patients over the
course of one year. The key secondary endpoint was a comparison of the
efficacy of tolvaptan treatment versus placebo in reducing the decline
of annualized eGFR slope across all measured time points in the study.
These data also showed significant benefit from tolvaptan vs. placebo
(p<0.0001).



The trial was completed to supply confirmatory data to the previous study2
to address the Complete Response Letter (CRL) issued by the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2013 for a New Drug Application (NDA)
for tolvaptan in the treatment of adults with ADPKD.



The Phase 3, multicenter, international, randomized-withdrawal,
placebo-controlled, double-blind trial compared the efficacy and safety
of tolvaptan (45 to 120 mg/day) to placebo. Trial enrollees were adults
18 to 65 years of age with ADPKD-induced chronic kidney disease between
late stage 2 to early stage 4 (eGFR ranging from 65-25 mL/min) and not
previously treated with tolvaptan. A total of 1,370 patients were
randomized to either tolvaptan or placebo and were treated for a period
of 12 months.3



There were no new safety issues identified for tolvaptan during the
trial. As in the prior study,2 tolvaptan resulted in more
patients than placebo with increased (>3x upper limit of normal (ULN))
levels of liver enzymes alanine aminotransferase (ALT; 5.6% vs. 1.2%)
and aspartate aminotransferase (AST; 3.5% vs. 0.9%); however, none of
these patients exhibited total bilirubin greater than 2x ULN. The most
common adverse events associated with tolvaptan (incidence >5% and at
least 1% more frequent than placebo) included diarrhea (6.9% vs. 3.4%),
fatigue (6.8% vs 3.5%) and polyuria (5.3% vs. 1.6%).



Results from the trial will be submitted for presentation at a
nephrology medical congress in the second half of 2017.



About Tolvaptan and ADPKD



Tolvaptan is a selective vasopressin V2-receptor antagonist.
By selectively blocking vasopressin at the V2-receptor,
tolvaptan has been shown to decrease cyst-cell proliferation and fluid
secretion, ultimately reducing cyst development.4 In a
previous Phase 3 clinical trial, tolvaptan was associated with reduced
kidney growth and slowed decline of kidney function.2



ADPKD, a multi-systemic disease that is caused by inherited or acquired
genetic mutation(s), is characterized by the formation and enlargement
of cysts.5 Cyst growth and proliferation eventually lead to
kidney damage, and often cause complications that include pain and
hypertension.6,7 Up to 50% of patients require renal
replacement therapy by the age of 60.6 In addition to the
physical effects, ADPKD causes psychological and emotional burden for
those living with the disease and their loved ones.8



Tolvaptan is approved for the treatment of adult patients with ADPKD in
Japan, the EU and other countries (see local prescribing information for
specific indications in each country).



About Otsuka



Otsuka Pharmaceutical is a global healthcare company with the corporate
philosophy: “Otsuka – people creating new products for better health
worldwide.” Otsuka researches, develops, manufactures and markets
innovative and original products, with a focus on pharmaceutical
products to meet unmet medical needs and nutraceutical products for the
maintenance of everyday health.



In pharmaceuticals, Otsuka is a leader in the challenging area of mental
health and also has research programs on several under-addressed
diseases including tuberculosis, a significant global public health
issue. These commitments illustrate how Otsuka is a “big venture”
company at heart, applying a youthful spirit of creativity in everything
it does.



Otsuka Pharmaceutical is a subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd.,
headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with 2016 consolidated sales of
approximately $11 billion.



All Otsuka stories start by taking the road less travelled. Learn more
about Otsuka in the U.S. at www.otsuka-us.com
and connect with us on LinkedIn
and
Twitter at @OtsukaUS.
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.’s global website is accessible at www.otsuka.co.jp/en/.



_________________



1 Lascano M., Poggio E. Kidney function assessment by
creatinine-based estimation equations. Cleveland Clinic, Center For
Continuing Education. 2010. [Accessed May 15, 2017] http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/nephrology/kidney-function/



2 Torres VE, Harris PC et al. Tolvaptan in patients with
autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. NEJM. 2012;367 (25):
2407-2418



3 Torres VE, Devuyst, O et al. Rationale and design of a
clinical trial investigating tolvaptan safety and efficacy in autosomal
dominant polycystic kidney disease. Am J Nephrol. 2017; 45 (3),
257-266



4 Reif, GA, Yamaguchi, T et al. Tolvaptan inhibits
ERK-dependent cell proliferation, Cl – secretion, and in vitro cyst
growth of human ADPKD cells stimulated by vasopressin. Am J Physiol
Renal Physiol; 2011; 301:F1005-F1013



5 Tan Y, Blumenfeld J, and Rennert H. Autosomal dominant
polycystic kidney disease: genetics, mutations and microRNAs. Biochimica
Biophysica Acta. 2011;1812:1202-1212



6 Torra, R. Polycystic kidney disease. Medscape. 2017.
[Accessed May 19, 2017] http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/244907-overview



7 Thong KM, Ong ACM. The natural history of autosomal
dominant polycystic kidney disease: 30-year experience from a single
centre. QJM. 2013;2-8



8 Baker A, King D et al. Understanding the physical and
emotional impact of early-stage ADPKD: experiences and perspectives of
patients and physicians. Clin Kidney J. 2015; 8(5): 531–537


Contacts


Otsuka Pharmaceutical
(In Japan)
Jeffrey Gilbert,
81-3-6361-7379
Leader, Pharmaceutical Public Relations
Gilbert.jeffrey@otsuka.jp
or
(In
the U.S.)
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Kimberly
Whitefield, +1-609-535-9259
Corporate Communications
kimberly.whitefield@otsuka-us.com

L&T Technology Services Limited Positioned in Winners Circl… 2017年05月22日 20時30分


Strong capabilities in Smart Manufacturing, Manufacturing IoT &
Automation, Visual Data Analytics, Robotics, Digital Clone & 3D Printing
among others




BANGALORE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#3Dprinting--L&T Technology Services Limited (NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play
engineering services company, announced it has been positioned in the
“Winners Circle” by HfS Research, The Services Research Company™ in its
maiden Industry 4.0 Services Blueprint Assessment. HfS Research is a
leading independent global analyst firm for the business and technology
services industry.






L&T Technology Services was rated as having strong global capabilities
in domains such as Manufacturing Data Analytics, Robots, Manufacturing
Automation, Digital Clone Simulation, 3D Printing, Manufacturing IoT,
Cybersecurity, AR in Manufacturing and Visual Analytics in
Manufacturing, according to HfS.



For the report, HfS Research assessed a dozen service providers on use
cases and several end-to-end digitalization process areas to help
clients improve productivity on the manufacturing shop floor. L&T
Technology Services is the only pure-play engineering services company
in the HfS Winners Circle.



LTTS has worked with customers through the Smart Manufacturing value
chain – from smart components and machines to digital and connected
factories – and is now enabling enterprises to gain a competitive
advantage from implementation of Industry 4.0 through manufacturing
process optimization, streamlined supply chain, and enhanced inventory
and resource management.



The report’s Industry 4.0 vision covers a variety of
manufacturing-related areas, including improving costs, efficiency, time
savings and flexibility in manufacturing. Industry 4.0 is a smarter
manufacturing approach that uses technology to connect the whole
enterprise with digitized manufacturing operations for greater autonomy
and flexibility.



The HfS report notes that LTTS has developed a broad portfolio of
proprietary technologies and platforms, including its IoT platform
UBIQWEISE, virtual simulation tool VISIT, energy monitoring solution
WAGES, and InspectAR, an augmented reality solution for plants, and
these solutions will enable its customers to accelerate implementations
and realize the benefits of Industry 4.0.



“L&T Technology Services’ deep understanding of Plant Engineering and
track record of making products and manufacturing smarter, established
it in the Winners Circle. The company’s outstanding engineering heritage
and skilled workforce enable LTTS to solve complex factory problems.
LTTS’ current client engagements are spread across multiple
sub-verticals within the manufacturing industry, thereby enabling the
company to utilize this cross vertical knowledge for further
innovation,” said Mr Pareekh Jain, Managing Director, India at HfS
Research.



Dr Keshab Panda, CEO & Managing Director, L&T Technology Services
Limited, said: “Industry 4.0 is the backbone of the new age of
industrial and plant innovation and being positioned in the winner’s
circle is a testimony to the depth of our offerings and solutions which
are being used globally by our customers across the Smart Manufacturing
domain.



“Through its digital engineering solutions, L&T Technology Services will
continue to successfully address multiple areas of technology and
engineering which need to come together to create plants of the future,”
Dr Panda added.



About L&T Technology Services Limited:



L&T Technology Services Limited is a subsidiary of Larsen & Toubro
Limited focused on Engineering and R&D Services (ER&D) addressing global
customers including Fortune 500 companies. A leading pure-play
engineering services company, L&T Technology Services offers
consultancy, design, development and testing services across the product
and process development life cycle for various industrial products,
medical devices, transportation, telecom & hi-tech, and the process
industries. Digital Engineering portfolio of offerings from L&T
Technology Services help build Smart Products & Services and offer Smart
Manufacturing services and solutions to customers. The company also
offers services and solutions in software engineering, embedded systems,
mechanical & manufacturing engineering, value engineering and plant &
process engineering.



Headquartered in India, L&T Technology Services Limited has more than
11,000 employees, 12 global delivery centers in India and overseas, 27
sales offices in India, North America Europe, the Middle East and Asia
and 34 labs in India as of March 31, 2017. For additional information
about L&T Technology Services log on to www.LntTechservices.com.


Contacts


L&T Technology Services Limited
Aniruddha Basu, +91-80-67675173
Aniruddha.Basu@LntTechservices.com

IBMが世界的な特許及び商標ポートフォリオを管理するため、 ア… 2017年05月22日 20時00分

ボストン--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) --本日、知財管理と特許分析に関するソフトウェアおよびサービスにおいて世界をリードするAnaqua,Inc.は、
IBMが世界的な特許及び商標ポートフォリオを管理するために、アナクアのソリューションを採用したことを発表しました。




「IBMのようなグローバル・イノベーション・リーダーによって選ばれたことは誠に光栄です。」また、「私たちは、世界で最も洗練されたの知財運用業務の1つをサポートする機会を得られたことを大変うれしく思います。」と、アナクアのCEO
であるボブ・ロミオは述べています。



IBMの先進的なクラウドプラットフォームでホストされるアナクアの知財管理システムをIBMが採用した理由は、アナクアの知財管理業務に関する深い知識、洗練かつ完成されたソリューション、また、最新の技術を積極的にソフトウェアに取り入れるという開発方針にあります。



アナクアは、先般、優先的なグローバル・クラウド・プロバイダーとしてIBMクラウドを採用しました。東京とアムステルダムにあるIBMクラウド・データセンターを通じ、日本やオランダへも進出を果たし、世界的に事業を拡大しています。また、IBMは、六大陸に渡る19カ国に55以上のクラウド・データセンターを設置し、世界的なクラウド基盤を提供しています。



IBMは、2016年中に80,88件の米国特許を取得し、米国特許取得数の年間記録を更新すると同時に24年間連続で首位となっています。



*****



アナクア について



アナクアは、企業や法律事務所を支援し、知的財産をより競争優位にする企業です。アナクアのソフトウェアプラットフォームは、ビッグデータ分析による知見、重要なツール類、ベストプラクティスのワークフローやサービスを1つの効率的で知的な環境に統合しているため、ユーザーはより効率的に知財業務を行い、より迅速に、より適切な判断を下すことができます。世界的な有名ブランドや最も革新的な製品の多くが、アナクアのプラットフォーム上で、概念化され、評価され、権利化され、収益化されています。アナクアは、コカコーラ、フォード、キンバリークラーク、ブリティシュアメリカンタバコの知財管理のリーダー達により2004年に設立された非公開企業です。




Contacts


Anaqua
Tony
Catinella, +1 (617) 375-2626
広報マネージャー
acatinella@Anaqua.com



Anaqua Intellectual Property Management Platform to Manage … 2017年05月22日 20時00分

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#IP--Anaqua,
Inc.
, a leading provider of intellectual property management and
analytics software and services, today announced that IBM has selected
Anaqua’s solution to manage its global patent and trademark portfolio.




“It is a tremendous honor to be selected by a global innovation leader
like IBM,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of Anaqua. “We are excited over the
opportunity to support one of the world’s most sophisticated IP
operations.”



IBM chose Anaqua’s intellectual property management platform because of
its deep knowledge of IP processes and a sophisticated out-of-the-box
solution, combined with an aggressive technical roadmap that ensures
incorporation of the latest technology into the software, which is
hosted on IBM’s industry leading Cloud platform.



Anaqua recently
selected IBM Cloud
as its preferred global cloud provider and is
expanding its global presence into Japan and the Netherlands via IBM
Cloud data centers in Tokyo and Amsterdam. IBM's global footprint
includes more than 55 cloud data centers in 19 countries across six
continents.



IBM has been the leading recipient of U.S. patents for 24 consecutive
years, including a record-setting
total
of 8,088 patents granted to its inventors in 2016.



ABOUT ANAQUA
Anaqua
helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into
competitive advantage. Its software platform combines insight from big
data analytics with critical tools, best practice workflows and services
into one efficient, intelligent environment that helps IP practices work
more efficiently and make better decisions faster. Many of the
best-known brands and most innovative products were conceptualized,
evaluated, protected and monetized through the ANAQUA platform. Founded
in 2004 by IP leaders from The Coca-Cola Company, Ford Motor Company,
Kimberly-Clark and British American Tobacco, Anaqua is a privately held
company.




Contacts


Anaqua
Tony
Catinella, 617-375-2626
Public Relations Manager
acatinella@Anaqua.com



FUJIFILM KYOWA KIRIN BIOLOGICS Announces Marketing Authoris… 2017年05月22日 15時30分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FUJIFILM KYOWA KIRIN BIOLOGICS Co., Ltd. (President & CEO: Hideaki
Nomura; “Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics”) announces that on May 18,
2017, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has accepted for review the
Marketing Authorisation Application (MAA) for FKB327, an adalimumab
biosimilar candidate to the fully human anti-TNF-α*1
monoclonal antibody, Humira®.



In December 2014, Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics began a Phase 3 global
clinical study of FKB327 at sites in the US, Europe and other countries
to compare the efficacy and safety profile of FKB327 with Humira®(reference
product) in patients with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis*2.
In this study, FKB327 met the primary endpoint and prespecified criteria
for equivalence, and there were no significant differences in the rate
of adverse events between FKB327 and Humira®. Based on the
top-line results, announced on October 19, 2016, Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin
Biologics decided to file the MAA for FKB327 to EMA in April 2017.



“We are delighted that EMA has accepted the application,” said Hideaki
Nomura, President & CEO of Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics. “The
acceptance of this filing brings us one step closer to meeting the
demand for high quality and affordable biopharmaceuticals.”



Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics was established by FUJIFILM Corporation
(President & COO: Kenji Sukeno; “Fujifilm”) and Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co.,
Ltd. (President and CEO: Nobuo Hanai; “Kyowa Hakko Kirin”) on March 27,
2012 as a company for the development, manufacture, and marketing of
biosimilars.



Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics creates revolutionary production
processes and reduces the production cost of biosimilars by merging the
technologies in advanced production, quality control and analysis which
Fujifilm has developed over many years through its photographic film
business, with the proprietary technologies and know-how accumulated by
Kyowa Hakko Kirin through its biopharmaceutical R&D and manufacture. As
the results of this partnership, the goal of Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin
Biologics is to develop and manufacture reliable, high quality,
cost-competitive biosimilar products that it will commercialise in a
timely manner. Through this strategy, Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics
aims to attain a leading position in the expanding biosimilar market.
For more information about Fujifilm Kyowa Kirin Biologics, please visit http://fujifilmkyowakirin-biologics.com/en/.

















 

*1

 

TNF-α (tumor necrosis factor alpha) is a cytokine that is involved
in inhibition of tumorigenesis and defense against infection.
Overexpression of TNF-α is implicated in a range of inflammatory
diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

*2


Rheumatoid arthritis is an inflammatory autoimmune disorder that
affects the joints, in particular arms and legs. It typically
results in painful joints and joint degeneration, leading to
deterioration of the daily functional activities. The disease may
also cause malaise as one of the general symptoms.



Contacts


FUJIFILM Corporation
Kana Matsumoto, +81-3-6271-2000
Corporate
Communications Division
or
Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
Hiroki
Nakamura
Corporate Communications Department
media@kyowa-kirin.co.jp

Poxel Presents Imeglimin Japanese Phase 1 Results and Mecha… 2017年05月22日 15時00分



  • Phase 1 data in Japanese subjects demonstrated Imeglimin was safe,
    well tolerated and exhibited a similar pharmacokinetic profile to what
    was observed in Caucasian subjects



  • Mechanistic data shows Imeglimin’s benefit on beta cell protection
    and details its unique insulin secretion pathway in response to glucose



LYON, France--(BUSINESS WIRE)--POXEL SA (Euronext – POXEL - FR0012432516), a biopharmaceutical company
focused on the development of innovative treatments for metabolic
disorders, including type 2 diabetes, announced today the presentation
of a comprehensive summary of the Phase 1 data of Imeglimin in Japanese
subjects (healthy volunteers) and additional preclinical mechanistic
data on Imeglimin’s unique mechanism of action in insulin secretion in
response to glucose. The data were presented in two oral presentations
at the 9th Scientific Meeting of the Asian Association for
the Study of Diabetes (AASD) in Nagoya, Japan. Imeglimin has completed
Phase 1 and Phase 2 development in approximately 1,200 patients and
subjects in the U.S., EU and Japan and is ready for Phase 3 development.




“We are honored to have the opportunity to present at this prestigious
scientific diabetes meeting. The presentations include Imeglimin Phase 1
results from the study conducted in Japanese subjects, as well as
important mechanistic data, which we believe may be in part related to
the robust Phase 2b efficacy results seen in Japanese patients,” said
Thomas Kuhn, CEO of Poxel. “Diabetes is a growing health concern in
Asia, and Japan is a key focus and an integral part of our business
strategy. We are encouraged that Imeglimin could become an innovative
new treatment option for Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes. Based
on its differentiated product profile, Imeglimin is a prime candidate
for first-line monotherapy and as an add-on to other glucose lowering
therapies. We anticipate that the Phase 3 program for Imeglimin in Japan
will be initiated during the fourth quarter of 2017.”



In the first presentation titled “Safety, Tolerability and
Pharmacokinetics of Imeglimin in Healthy Japanese Subjects,”
Poxel’s
Chief Scientific Officer presented a summary of the full data set
from the double-blind, randomized and placebo-controlled Phase 1 study
in 48 Japanese subjects. The data demonstrated a good tolerability
profile of up to 6,000 mg with no safety signals identified after a
seven-day multiple-dose regimen. The pharmacokinetics observed in
Japanese subjects was consistent with previous observations in the
Caucasian study.



The second oral presentation titled “Imeglimin Increases Insulin
Secretion in Response to Glucose as a Unique Mechanism of Action
Depending on NAD Synthesis,”
provides data that further strengthens
the understanding of Imeglimin’s unique mechanism of action resulting in
an improvement of insulin secretion in response to glucose. This
response has been shown in different preclinical models of diabetes as
well as in type 2 diabetic patients. This increase in insulin secretion
in response to glucose was demonstrated to be dependent on Imeglimin’s
effect on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) biosynthesis, a
crucial component of mitochondrial function. In addition to improving
beta cell function, Imeglimin has also been shown to preserve the
beta-cell mass, which could potentially delay disease progression.
Furthermore, a synergistic effect between Imeglimin and GLP-1 on insulin
secretion in response to glucose was observed, highlighting a distinct
mode of action compared to GLP-1. In addition to being a prime candidate
for monotherapy, these data also support use of Imeglimin in combination
therapy with GLP-1 agonists and DPPIV inhibitors.



“We have made significant progress in understanding how Imeglimin’s
unique dual mechanism of action improves both insulin sensitivity and
insulin secretion, which are the two key defects that cause type 2
diabetes,” commented Sebastien Bolze, Pharm.D, PhD, Poxel’s Chief
Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President, Non-Clinical
Development. “Imeglimin’s effect on insulin secretion could be
particularly well-suited for Japanese type 2 diabetes patients because
they may experience an early defect of insulin secretion. This important
effect may have also contributed in part to the strong efficacy seen in
our Phase 2b study in Japanese patients.”



Both presentations from the 9th scientific meeting of the
AASD are available on the Company’s website under “Scientific
Publications” or by using the following link http://poxel.com/our-science/scientific-publications.php



About Imeglimin
Imeglimin is the first clinical candidate in
a new chemical class of oral agents called the Glimins. Imeglimin has a
unique mechanism of action (MOA) that targets mitochondrial
bioenergetics. Imeglimin acts on the three main target organs involved
in glucose homeostasis: the liver, muscle, and the pancreas. This MOA
has the potential for glucose lowering benefits, as well as the
potential to prevent endothelial dysfunction, which can provide
protective effects on micro- and macro-vascular defects induced by
diabetes. The additional protective effect on beta-cell survival and
function may lead to a delay in disease progression. This unique mode of
action compared to existing treatments for type 2 diabetes makes
Imeglimin a prime candidate in all stages of the current anti-diabetic
treatment paradigm, including monotherapy or as an add-on to other
glucose lowering therapies for the treatment of patients with type 2
diabetes.



About Poxel SA
Poxel uses its development expertise in
metabolism to advance a pipeline of drug candidates focused on the
treatment of metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes. We have
successfully completed our Phase 2 clinical program for our
first-in-class lead product, Imeglimin, which targets mitochondrial
dysfunction, in the U.S., EU and Japan. Our second program, PXL770, a
direct AMPK activator, is in Phase 1 development. We intend to generate
further growth through strategic partnerships and pipeline development.
(Euronext: POXEL, www.poxel.com)




Contacts


Poxel SA
Jonae R. Barnes, +1 617-818-2985
Senior
Vice President, Investor Relations and Public Relations
jonae.barnes@poxelpharma.com
or
Investor
relations / Media - EU/US

MacDougall Biomedical Communications
Gretchen
Schweitzer or Stephanie May, + 49 89 2424 3494 or + 49 175 571 1562
smay@macbiocom.com
or
Investor
relations / Media - France

NewCap
Florent Alba/Nicolas
Mérigeau, + 33 1 44 71 98 55
poxel@newcap.fr



Toyoda Gosei Establishes New Automotive Parts Plant in Guja… 2017年05月22日 14時00分

KIYOSU, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. is establishing a new plant to meet growing
automobile production in India and the expected increase in demand for
airbags as stricter safety regulations are adopted.








The new plant is located in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It will
be a branch plant of Toyoda Gosei Minda India Private Limited (TGMIN), a
subsidiary of Toyoda Gosei. The new Gujarat Plant will begin supplying
airbags, weatherstrips and other automotive parts to Suzuki Motor
Gujarat (SMG) in the second half of fiscal 2018. The investment in the
production facility is 732 million rupees.



Toyoda Gosei views India as an important market, and has been expanding
production capacity in the country. After the new plant comes on line,
Toyoda Gosei will have a production network of five plant locations in
India. Total sales in India were approximately 14 billion JPY in FY2016,
and the company aims to expand this 1.4-fold to approximately 20 billion
JPY by 2021*1.



*Calculated at 1 rupee = JPY1.6




























































Outline of Gujarat Plant (New Plant)



 

1. Plant name

 

Toyoda Gosei Minda India Gujarat Plant

 

2. Location


Mandal, Gujarat, India (approx. 30 km from SMG)

 


3. Start of production




Second half FY2018

 

4. Capital expenditure


732 million rupees

 

5. Products



Safety systems (airbags, steering wheels)
Weatherstrips etc.



 

6. Area



Land: Approx. 20,000 m2
Buildings: Approx. 8,500 m2



 

7. No. of employees


Approx. 330 (predicted as of end of March 2021)

 

8. Sales

 

Approx. 2.5 billion rupees (forecast for FY2021)

 












































































Outline of TGMIN (reference)



 


1.



 


Company name



 

Toyoda Gosei Minda India Private Limited

 


2.



 


Location
(Headquarters plant)




Neemrana, Rajasthan, India

 


3.



 


Established




April 2008

 


4.



 


Capital




3.29 billion rupees

 


5.



 


Shareholders





Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Minda Investments Limited
Toyota
Tsusho Corp.



 


6.



 


Products





Safety systems (airbags, steering wheels)
Weatherstrips etc.



 


7.



 


No. of employees




1,324 (as of March 2017)

 


8.



 


Sales



 


Approx. 3.9 billion rupees (FY2016 results)
Approx. 8.0
billion rupees (FY2021 forecast)



 



About Toyoda Gosei
Established in 1949 and headquartered in
Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty
manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts and LEDs. Today, the
Toyoda Gosei Group provides a variety of high-quality products
internationally, with a network of approximately 100 plants and offices
in 18 countries and regions. Through its flexible, integrated global
supply system and leading-edge technologies for automotive safety,
comfort, and environmental preservation, Toyoda Gosei is a global
supplier that aims to deliver the highest levels of quality, innovation,
and satisfaction to customers worldwide
.




Contacts


Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Takatomo Abe
inquiry@mail.toyoda-gosei.co.jp

株式会社ピューズ・人とくるまのテクノロジー展2017 横浜出展の… 2017年05月22日 08時00分

東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 電気自動車の車両開発、テクニカルコンサルティング、部品販売を行う(株)ピューズ
(本社:東京、代表取締役社長:大沼伸人、www.pues.co.jp)は、2017年5月24日(水)から26日(金)まで、パシフィコ横浜・展示ホール(横浜市西区)で開催される(公社)自動車技術会主催
自動車技術展「人とくるまのテクノロジー展2017横浜」(画像: http://www.pues.co.jp/images/170519_pers01.jpg)にグループ会社の(株)東京アールアンドデー(www.tr-d.co.jp)、東京R&Dコンポジット工業(株)(www.trdc.co.jp)と3社で共同出展いたします。




本展示会では、「電気バス用バッテリパック(UN-ECE-R100.02の安全基準認証済)」(画像:http://www.pues.co.jp/release/nbc.jpg)、「電動小型車両用急速充電器(DC48V対応)」、「モータ」、「インバータ」、「バッテリ制御システム(BMS)」、「絶縁劣化検知センサー(CEL4)」「燃料電池試験モジュール」(画像:http://www.pues.co.jp/images/170519_fc-test-module01.jpghttp://www.pues.co.jp/images/170519_fc-test-module02.jpg)など次世代自動車技術に繋がる幅広い要素を展示いたします。



■会期:2017年5月24日(水)~26日(金)AM10:00 ~ PM6:00 (26日のみPM5:00)



■場所:パシフィコ横浜・展示ホール(横浜市西区みなとみらい一丁目1番1号)



■小間番号:(株)ピューズ【350】



■展示会オフィシャルサイト:http://expo.jsae.or.jp/


Contacts


【本件に関する問い合わせ先】
株式会社ピューズ
担当:商事部 淺野 晃司
TEL:046-226-5501
FAX:046-226-5505
MAIL:asano.koji@pues.co.jp

SoftBank Vision Fund Announces First Major Close 2017年05月20日 23時30分


In Addition to the Public Investment Fund, SoftBank Group and
Mubadala, Initial Investors in Global Technology Fund include Apple,
Foxconn, Qualcomm and Sharp



SoftBank Vision Fund Seeks to Accelerate Information Revolution


SAINT HELIER, Jersey--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The SoftBank Vision Fund (the “Fund”) today announced its first major
close with over U.S.$93 billion of committed capital. In addition to
SoftBank Group Corp (“SBG”) and the Public Investment Fund of the
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (“PIF”) as previously announced, investors in
the Fund also include the Mubadala Investment Company of the United Arab
Emirates (“Mubadala”), Apple Inc. (“Apple”), Foxconn Technology Group
(“Foxconn”), Qualcomm Incorporated (“Qualcomm”) and Sharp Corporation
("Sharp"). The Fund is targeting a total of U.S.$100 billion of
committed capital, with a final close within six months.







SBG created the SoftBank Vision Fund as a result of its strongly held
belief that the next stage of the Information Revolution is underway,
and building the businesses that will make this possible will require
unprecedented large scale long-term investment. Additionally, the Fund’s
portfolio companies are expected to significantly benefit from SBG's
global scale and operational expertise, as well as its ecosystem of
group portfolio companies (including Sprint and Yahoo Japan); this will
thereby help them to accelerate their own growth profile.



The Fund will be SBG’s primary vehicle to realise its SoftBank 2.0
vision, with preferred access to investments of U.S. $100 million or
more that meet the Fund's investment strategy.



Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SoftBank Group Corp. said:



“Technology has the potential to address the biggest challenges and
risks facing humanity today. The businesses working to solve these
problems will require patient long-term capital and visionary strategic
investment partners with the resources to nurture their success.
SoftBank has long made bold investments in transformative technologies
and supported disruptive entrepreneurs. The SoftBank Vision Fund is
consistent with this strategy and will help build and grow businesses
creating the foundational platforms of the next stage of the Information
Revolution.”



H.E. Yasir Al Rumayyan, Managing Director of the Public Investment Fund
of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, added:



“Our investment in the SoftBank Vision Fund alongside other sovereign
and corporate investors is an important part of our overall investment
strategy. We are building a portfolio that is diversified across
sectors, asset classes and geographies, and expect the Vision Fund to
act as a platform to access a range of exciting, emerging opportunities
in the technology sector. We expect that this will, in turn, help enable
the Public Investment Fund’s role in supporting the Kingdom of Saudi
Arabia’s Vision 2030 strategy to develop a diversified, knowledge-based
economy.”



Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Group CEO of Mubadala Investment Company,
said:



“Our participation in the SoftBank Vision Fund perfectly complements
Mubadala’s strategy as a long-term global investor and partner to the
technology sector’s high-growth companies. Technology and innovation are
central to the UAE’s economic diversification strategy, and we believe
the Vision Fund has the scale to deploy significant capital into these
disruptive industries that are shaping the future.”



Investment Strategy



The Fund will target meaningful, long-term investments in companies and
foundational platform businesses that seek to enable the next age of
innovation.



The Fund will seek to acquire minority and majority interests in both
private and public companies, from emerging technology businesses to
established, multi-billion dollar companies requiring substantial growth
funding.



The Fund is expected to be active across a wide range of technology
sectors, including but not limited to: IoT, artificial intelligence,
robotics, mobile applications and computing, communications
infrastructure and telecoms, computational biology and other data-driven
business models, cloud technologies and software, consumer internet
businesses and financial technology.



The Fund will have the right to acquire certain investments already
acquired (or agreed to be acquired) by the SoftBank Group, including
24.99% of its holding in ARM, and investments in Guardant Health,
Intelsat, NVIDIA, OneWeb and SoFi.



Key Leadership



The Fund will be advised by wholly-owned subsidiaries of SBG, known
collectively as “SB Investment Advisers”.



Rajeev Misra will serve as the CEO of SB Investment Advisers and will be
a member of the Investment Committee. He will play a key role in all
Fund transactions, supported by a highly-experienced global team across
offices in London, San Carlos, and Tokyo.



Nizar Al-Bassam and Dalinc Ariburnu of newly formed Centricus, who
advised on structuring and fund raising efforts for the Vision Fund,
will continue their roles as advisers.



ARM group




  • SBG’s commitment to invest U.S. $28 billion in the Fund will be
    partially satisfied through the in-kind contribution of approximately
    24.99% of the shares in ARM Holdings plc, at a value of approximately
    U.S.$8.2 billion.


  • ARM will continue to be a consolidated subsidiary of SBG. SBG will
    continue to control (directly and indirectly) 100% of the voting
    rights of ARM, through its retained ownership of approximately 75.01%
    of the shares and its ownership of the entities managing and advising
    the Fund.


  • In the course of discussions with certain investors in the Fund, a
    portion of ARM was requested to be transferred into the Fund based on
    the shared vision on the huge growth potential of ARM


  • There will be no change to the Board, governance structure or
    operations of ARM as a result of the transfer.


  • The investors in the Fund will not gain any special commercial
    benefits from ARM’s operating business.



Relationship to SoftBank Group Corp.




  • The Fund’s general partner is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SBG, as are
    each of the SB Investment Advisers, including the Fund’s primary
    investment adviser, SB Investment Advisers (UK) Limited.


  • SBG has subscribed for commitments of U.S. $28 billion to the Fund to
    be contributed through a combination of equity in ARM and cash on
    hand. The Fund will be consolidated by SBG for accounting purposes.


  • While the Fund will be the primary investment vehicle for investments
    in excess of U.S.$100 million consistent with the Fund’s investment
    strategy, SBG (and its subsidiaries) may continue to make certain
    investments outside of the Fund, including (but not limited to)
    investments in early stage VC, strategic investments done at the
    operating company level, and/or other investments which do not fall
    within the Fund’s investment strategy and criteria.



This statement is issued by SVF GP (Jersey) Limited, as general
partner of SoftBank Vision Fund L.P.



ENDS



Advisers



Linklaters LLP acted as fund counsel and provided tax support. Kirkland
& Ellis LLP acted as US regulatory counsel to the Fund, and Carey Olsen
as Jersey fund counsel. Mori Hamada & Matsumoto and Maples & Calder
provided additional legal and regulatory support. PwC provided tax,
operational build and programme delivery support. Aztec Group will
provide ongoing administration services. Goldman Sachs International
acted as financial advisor. Milltown Partners provided strategic
communications support.



Legal disclaimers



THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN (THE “INFORMATION”) IS SUBJECT
TO THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMERS, NOTES AND QUALIFICATIONS.



No Offer. The distribution to you of the Information is made for
informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or
a solicitation of an offer to buy limited partnership interests in
SoftBank Vision Fund L.P. (together with, as the context may require,
any parallel fund, feeder fund, co-investment vehicle or alternative
investment vehicle, the “Fund”). The Information is not intended
to be relied upon as the basis for an investment decision, and is not,
and should not be assumed to be, complete. The contents of the
Information are not to be construed as legal, business or tax advice,
and each prospective investor in the Fund should consult its own
attorney, business advisor and tax advisor as to legal, business and tax
advice.



Forward-Looking Information. To the extent presented herein, any
projections or other estimates included in the Information, including
estimates of returns or performance, are forward-looking statements and
are based upon certain assumptions. Other events which were not taken
into account may occur and may significantly affect the actual returns
or performance of the Fund and/or any of the companies in which the
Fund, SoftBank Group Corp. (together with its subsidiaries, “SoftBank”)
or any of their applicable affiliates have invested or may invest. Any
assumptions should not be construed to be indicative of the actual
events which will occur. Actual events are difficult to project and
depend upon factors that are beyond the control of the Fund, SoftBank,
the manager of the Fund (the “Manager”), the general partner of
the Fund (the “General Partner”) and their respective affiliates,
members, partners, stockholders, other beneficial owners, managers,
directors, officers, employees, representatives, advisers or agents.
Certain assumptions have been made to simplify the presentation and,
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Top 5 Vendors in the Nuclear Fuels Market From 2017 to 2021… 2017年05月20日 05時03分

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Energy--Technavio
has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global
nuclear fuels market
report. This research report also
lists 19 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market
during the forecast period.








There is a growing need for emission-free power generation capacities
around the globe due to the increasing awareness about reducing the use
of fossil fuels, especially in thermal power plants. It was noted that a
quarter of the existing fossil fuel plants worldwide are in operation
for more than 30 years.



Competitive vendor landscape



Due to the lack of government support and the reducing gas prices, which
is attracting investments toward gas power plants, the global nuclear
fuel market is witnessing a decline in its growth. The market is
diversified by the presence of international and regional vendors. In
developed and developing economies, regional vendors are more prominent,
thus increasing the competition for market share with the international
players.



A growing number of regional vendors are focusing on R&D activities
in the new market areas such as nuclear fission and new generation
nuclear reactors. This research is expected to result in more reliable
and efficient next-generation nuclear power plants
,” says
Thanikachalam Chandrasekaran, a lead power
research analyst from Technavio.



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Top five nuclear
fuels
market vendors



ARMZ Uranium Holding Company



ARMZ Uranium Holding Company is involved in the development of uranium
mining at various stages of its lifecycle, ranging from exploration to
industrial production. The company is also involved in the development
of brown coal production, thermal and electrical power generation,
sulfuric acid production, building mining equipment, rendering drilling,
exploration support, design, and engineering services.



Cameco



Cameco is one of the largest uranium producers in the world. Its
activities include the operations and investments spanning the whole
nuclear fuel cycle, from exploration to fuel manufacturing. The other
segments of the company comprise the fuel services division, which is
the main source of profits and supports the company's uranium segment,
thus allowing them to integrate across the fuel cycle vertically.



Energy Resources of Australia



Energy Resources of Australia is involved in the supply of uranium.
Apart from uranium supply, the company also has a stockpile of ore
reserves. Energy Resources of Australia is involved in uranium mining.



Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation



Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation is involved in the supply
of funds for the exploration of oil and gas, coal, geothermal energy,
and metallic minerals. It is also involved in operations in the
development of hydrocarbons, coal resources, geothermal resources, and
metallic mineral resources.



KazAtomProm



KazAtomProm is involved in geological exploration, natural uranium
mining, production of uranium products, production of quartz,
metallurgical silicon, PV cells and plates, renewable energy sources,
design of heating pump units, bulk concentrate of rare-earth metals,
beryllium, tantalum, niobium products, generation of electrical and
heating power, and production of distillate drinking water.



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豊田合成とダイセルの協力関係強化及び資本提携に関するお知らせ 2017年05月19日 20時21分

愛知県清須市--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 豊田合成株式会社(本社:愛知県清須市、社長:宮﨑
直樹、以下「豊田合成」)と株式会社ダイセル(本社:大阪市北区、社長:札場
操、以下「ダイセル」)は、今後のビジネスにおける協力関係強化と資本提携において合意いたしました。






自動車産業は、電気自動車・燃料電池車・自動運転の進展など大きな環境変化の中にあり、自動車部品についても将来を見据えた様々な変化・進化が求められています。こうした状況に対応するため、豊田合成、ダイセルの両社は「安全性の分野」及び合成樹脂材料における「新素材の分野」を中心に協力関係を強化するとともに資本提携を行い、より良い製品の市場供給を図ってまいります。













































1.



 


協力関係強化のイメージ





<対象製品(一例を記載)>



・ セーフティ分野 : エアバッグ



・ 燃料系分野   : フューエルキャップ、フューエルチューブ 等

 


2.





資本提携の内容





豊田合成・ダイセル両社が同等金額の普通株式を持ち合う形での資本提携に合意いたしました。



両社は、取得価格の総額として各々約10億円を目安に取得します。



Contacts


〔本プレスリリースに関するお問い合わせ先〕
豊田合成(株)
総務部 広報室
淺倉 正二郎
阿部 貴知
052-400-1452
inquiry@mail.toyoda-gosei.co.jp

Toyoda Gosei and Daicel Announce Enhanced Cooperation and C… 2017年05月19日 20時21分

KIYOSU, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. and Daicel Corporation (Osaka, Japan) have agreed
to enhance cooperation in future business and enter into a capital
tie-up.








The automobile industry is undergoing significant changes with the
emergence of electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles and self-driving
vehicles. Automotive parts makers need to look ahead to the many changes
and continuing evolution of the industry. To improve their ability to
adapt to these circumstances and provide better products to the market,
Toyoda Gosei and Daicel will strengthen their cooperative relationship,
centered on the fields of safety and new plastics materials, and enter
into a capital tie-up.








































1.



 


Enhanced Cooperation






Target Products (examples)





• Safety: Airbags



• Fuel system: Fuel caps, fuel tubes, other products



 


2.





Content of Capital Tie-up





Toyoda Gosei and Daicel have agreed to a capital tie-up in the form
of cross-holdings of common stock by each company in equal amounts.
The acquisition price is expected to be a total of about 1 billion
yen for each company.



Contacts


Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Takatomo Abe
inquiry@mail.toyoda-gosei.co.jp

Toshiba's Low Power Consumption Photocoupler Achieves High … 2017年05月19日 18時54分


- Realizes advantages of low power consumption, low threshold input
current and low supply current




TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba
Corporation
's (TOKYO:6502) Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions
Company today unveiled “TLX9310,” a low power consumption photocoupler
housed in a 5pin SO6 package for high speed communication in automotive
applications. Mass production shipments start today.






Integration of a high-power infrared LED and high-gain/high-speed
integrated circuit photo IC chip cuts power consumption to below a
quarter that of Toshiba’s current output type ICs (TLX9304, TLX9376,
TLX9378) and will reduce consumption during standby and driving of
automotive applications.



The latest Gartner market report recognizes Toshiba as the leading
manufacturer of optocouplers by sales in 2015 and 2016, with 23% of
sale-based market share in CY2016. (Source: Gartner, Inc. “Market Share:
Semiconductor Devices and Applications, Worldwide, 2016” 30 March 2017)



Toshiba will continue to deliver products that meet the needs of
customers by promoting the development of a diverse portfolio of
photocouplers and photorelays tailored to market trends.



Applications




  • Automotive Battery Management (BMS) for signal communication


  • For signal communication of other automotive application equipment



Features




  • Operating temperature -40 to 105oC; Storage temperature -55
    to 125oC


  • Threshold input current: 1.0mA (max) @IO=-3.2mA, VO>2.4V


  • High-level/low-level supply current: 0.3mA (max) @IF=0mA/2mA


  • Propagation delay time (max): 250ns (max) @VIN=3.3V, RT=820Ω


  • Propagation delay skew (device to device) (max): 65ns @VIN=3.3V,
    RT=820Ω


  • Totem pole output

































































































 


Main Specifications




(Unless otherwise specified, Ta=-40 to 105oC, VDD=2.7
to 5.5V)



Part Number

 

TLX9310


Electrical
Characteristics



 


Low-level output voltage VOL




0.4 V (max)



High-level output voltage VOH




VDD-1.0 V (min)



Low-level supply current IDDL




0.3 mA (max)



High-level supply current IDDH




0.3 mA (max)



Threshold input current (L/H) IFLH




1.0 mA (max)


Switching
Characteristics




Propagation delay time tpLH/tpHL


250 ns (max)


Propagation delay skew tpsk


65 ns (max)


Isolation Characteristics
(@Ta=25 oC)




Isolation voltage


3750 Vrms (min)


Clearance


5.0 mm (min)


Creepage distances


5.0 mm (min)

Package


Name


5pin SO6

 

Size typ. (mm)

 

3.7×7.0×2.2

 


Follow the link below for more on the new product and Toshiba’s
photocoupler line-up for automotive applications.
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/product/opto/photocoupler/automotive.html



Customer Inquiries:
Optoelectronic Device Sales & Marketing Dept.
Tel:
+81-3-3457-3431
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/contact.html



Information in this document, including product prices and
specifications, content of services and contact information, is correct
on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior
notice.



About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation, a
Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in
advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus
business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and
safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that
sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of
The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People,
Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is
contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can
live better lives.



Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global
network of 550 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people
worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50
billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)
To find out more about Toshiba,
visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm




Contacts


Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Storage & Electronic
Devices Solutions Company
Digital Marketing Department
Chiaki
Nagasawa, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

東芝:車載機器の高速通信用低消費電力フォトカプラの製品化に… 2017年05月19日 18時54分


~低入力電流と低供給電流を実現~




東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 株式会社東芝ストレージ&デバイスソリューション社は、低消費電力が求められる車載機器の高速通信用に、5pin
SO6パッケージの低消費電力フォトカプラ「TLX9310」を製品化し、本日から出荷を開始します。






新製品は、高出力の赤外発光ダイオードと高利得・高速の受光ICの組み合わせにより、既存製品[注1]に比べて1/4以下の低消費電力を実現しました。これにより車載機器での待機時や駆動時の消費電力削減に貢献します。



米大手ITアドバイザリ会社ガートナー社の最新レポートにおいて、当社は2015年から2016年にかけて、売り上げベースでシェアNo.1のフォトカプラメーカーと認定されました。また、そのレポートによると、当社は2016年に販売金額ベースで市場シェア23%を獲得しました。(出典:Gartner,
Inc. “Market Share: Semiconductor Devices and Applications, Worldwide,
2016” 30 March 2017)



当社は、市場動向に合わせた多様なフォトカプラ・フォトリレーの開発を推進することで、お客様のニーズに応える製品を届け続けます。



応用機器



車載機器




  • バッテリマネジメント (BMS) のI/O信号通信


  • 機器内信号通信



新製品の主な特長




  • 動作温度定格: Topr=-40~105℃


  • 低スレッショルド入力電流: IFLH=1.0mA (max)


  • 低供給電流: IDDL, IDDH=0.3mA (max)


  • データ伝送レート: 5MBd (typ)@NRZ


  • 伝搬遅延時間: tPLH, tPHL=250ns (max)


  • 伝搬遅延スキュー: tpsk=65ns (max)


  • トーテムポール出力














































































































 


新製品の主な仕様




(特に指定のない限り、Ta=-40~105℃, VDD=2.7~5.5 V)



品番

 

TLX9310

絶対最大定格

 

動作温度 Topr (℃)



-40~105



電気的特性


ローレベル出力電圧 VOL max (V)


0.4


ハイレベル出力電圧 VOH min (V)


VDD-1.0


ローレベル供給電流 IDDL max (mA)


0.3


ハイレベル供給電流 IDDH max (mA)


0.3


スレッショルド入力電流 ( L→H) IFLH max (mA)


1.0


スイッチング特性




データ伝送レート typ. (MBd)@NRZ


5


伝搬遅延時間 tpLH max, tpHL max (ns)


250


伝搬遅延スキュー tpsk max (ns)


65


絶縁性能
(@Ta=25℃)




絶縁電圧 BVS min (Vrms)


3750


空間距離 min (mm)


5.0


沿面距離min (mm)


5.0

パッケージ


名称


5pin SO6

 

サイズ typ (mm)

 

3.7×7.0×2.2

 


[注1]: 既存製品 TLX9304, TLX9376, TLX9378



新製品を含む東芝の車載用フォトカプラ製品については下記ホームページをご覧ください。
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/jp/product/opto/photocoupler/automotive.html



お客様からの製品に関するお問い合わせ先:
オプトデバイス営業推進部
Tel: 03-3457-3431
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/jp/contact.html



*本資料に掲載されている情報(製品の価格/仕様、サービスの内容及びお問い合わせ先など)は、発表日現在の情報です。予告なしに変更されることがありますので、あらかじめご了承ください。




Contacts


報道関係の本資料に関するお問い合わせ先:
株式会社東芝 ストレージ&デバイスソリューション社
デジタルマーケティング部
長沢千秋
Tel:
03-3457-4963
e-mail: semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



PIKO TARO to Serve as Ambassador of WAKUWAKU JAPAN! 2017年05月19日 16時33分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WAKUWAKU JAPAN CORPORATION (headquartered in Minato Ward, Tokyo,
Masafumi Kawanishi, President and CEO) has named PIKO TARO, the Japanese
singing sensation who skyrocketed to global fame with his single, PPAP,
to serve as an ambassador of WAKUWAKU JAPAN. In the year ahead, PIKO
TARO, together with WAKUWAKU JAPAN, will share the wonders of Japan
worldwide, throughout various countries and regions.








Startling advances have continued for PIKO TARO, with the video for his
PPAP hit song exceeding 110 million views (* see note). PPAP has become
exceedingly popular for use in television programs, commercials, and
events not only in Japan but throughout the world. With successful live
performances in March of this year at both the famed Budokan concert
hall in Tokyo as well as solo shows in Taiwan, PIKO TARO seems to be on
an unstoppable trajectory. His immense popularity among young and old,
men and women alike, has garnered him invitations to the US, France,
Belgium, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and Thailand. Fans go crazy
wherever he performs.



With content currently being broadcast in eight different countries and
regions, WAKUWAKU JAPAN asked PIKO TARO to serve as an ambassador, to
help share the wonders of Japan. He responded that he was not only
interested in doing that but that he would be honored to serve as
ambassador of WAKUWAKU JAPAN. His first destination in that role was a
visit to Indonesia with WAKUWAKU JAPAN in May of 2017.
This joint
collaboration between WAKUWAKU JAPAN and PIKO TARO will bring new
excitement to the world and its citizens, and will create even more fans
of Japan.



* NOTE: as of April, 2017



[PIKO TARO’s Profile]
Name: PIKO TARO
Age: 53 years old
Date
Of Birth: 7 / 17 / 1963
Home Town: Chiba Prefecture
Blood
Type: A



WAKUWAKU JAPAN CORPORATION Profile




  • Company Name: WAKUWAKU JAPAN CORPORATION(http://www.wakuwakujapan.com/


  • Address: 7F Akasaka Enokizaka Building, 1-7-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku,
    Tokyo 107-0052


  • Established: May 1, 2015


  • Capital: 5.5 billion yen


  • President & CEO: Masafumi Kawanishi


  • Major shareholder: SKY Perfect JSAT 60%, Cool Japan Fund Inc. 40%


  • Official site: http://www.wakuwakujapan.tv/


  • Countries and regions currently broadcasting:
    Indonesia, Myanmar,
    Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Mongolia



The original source-language text of this announcement is the official,
authoritative version. Translations are provided as an accommodation
only, and should be cross-referenced with the source-language text,
which is the only version of the text intended to have legal effect.




Contacts


Direct inquiries:
WAKUWAKU JAPAN Corporation
Tomoko Karasawa /
Minyi REN, +81-3-5571-6880
Marketing Department
info@wakuwakujapan.com



Mitsubishi Electric, Nokia Bell Labs, UC San Diego Develop … 2017年05月19日 11時18分


High-speed operation of envelope-tracking power amplifier will help
reduce energy consumption of next-generation wireless base stations


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi
Electric Corporation
(TOKYO:6503), Nokia Bell Labs and the Center
for Wireless Communications at UC San Diego announced today their joint
development of the world’s first ultra-fast gallium nitride (GaN)
envelope-tracking power amplifier, which supports modulation bandwidth
up to 80MHz and is expected to reduce energy consumption in
next-generation wireless base stations. Technical details will be
presented during the IEEE MTT International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
2017, which will be held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from June 4 to 9.




To help meet the demand for increasing wireless capacity, mobile
technologies are shifting to next-generation systems that use complex
modulated signals with large peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) and
extra-wide modulation bandwidth. This will require power amplifiers to
operate most of the time at backed-off power levels that are well below
their saturation levels. Generally, power amplifiers achieve high
efficiency near their saturation power levels, but significantly
degraded efficiency at backed off levels, as in the case of 4G LTE*
signals (>6dB PAPR). Envelope-tracking power amplifiers have been
studied extensively as a means to enhance power-amplifier efficiency,
but so far the supply-modulator circuit has been the bottleneck limiting
modulation bandwidth for advanced wireless communications, such as
LTE-Advanced.



The newly developed ultra-fast GaN envelope-tracking power amplifier
achieves state-of-art performance thanks in part to Mitsubishi
Electric’s high-frequency GaN transistor technology and design
innovation for the GaN supply-modulator circuit. Using Nokia Bell Labs’
real-time digital pre-distortion (DPD) system, the power amplifier has
demonstrated efficient operation even with 80MHz modulated LTE signals,
the world’s widest modulation bandwidth for this purpose as of May 19,
2017.



For the full text, please visit: http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news




Contacts


Inquiries
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東芝:「人とくるまのテクノロジー展2017 横浜」への出展について 2017年05月19日 10時27分


未来の車載ソリューションに貢献する最新システムから電子デバイスや材料までを紹介



東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 株式会社東芝ストレージ&デバイスソリューション社は、5月24日から26日までパシフィコ横浜で開催される「人とくるまのテクノロジー展2017
横浜」に出展します。「くるまのある暮らしをもっと快適に」をコンセプトに、先進運転支援システム(ADAS)や次世代車載情報通信システム(IVI)などに向けて、画像認識プロセッサ「ViscontiTM」と電子ミラー表示技術を組み合わせて安心で快適な運転を支援する次世代コックピットソリューションや、自動車IoTソリューションなどの最新システムの提案から、半導体、ストレージ、電池などの電子デバイスや材料までの製品展示やデモを通して、未来の車載ソリューションの提案を行います。



「人とくるまのテクノロジー展2017 横浜」展示の概要



1. 開催日:2017年5月24日(水)~26日(金)
2. 会場: パシフィコ横浜
3. 展示ブース:東芝グループブース
(小間番号: ホールC 227)
4. 主な展示内容:



車載モータ制御ソリューション
センサレス/マイコンレス/半導体リレーでECU小型化に貢献
ソフト開発が不要な車載用3相ブラシレス・センサレス・モータプリドライバを紹介します。MOSFETは新プロセスにより小型軽量化・低ノイズ化を実現し、IPDは微細プロセスと小型パッケージでセット小型化に貢献します。



フォトカプラ混載IGBTゲートコントローラ
HEV・EVの走行安全と低燃費に貢献
信号系と駆動系の絶縁部にフォトカプラを混載することにより、耐ノイズ性と絶縁性の両立を実現します。さらに機能安全を考慮した多彩な検出・保護機能を搭載し、小型化に貢献します。



次世代コックピットソリューション
運転を支援しドライバーの負担を軽減
ドライバーのストレス軽減に貢献する次世代コックピットを紹介します。画像認識プロセッサによって周辺を監視し、電子化したミラーで死角を削減します。



ADAS向け画像認識プロセッサ Visconti™
クルマの安全を進化させる先進技術
先進運転支援システム(ADAS)に求められる高度な画像認識(低照度環境の歩行者検知・
サイクリスト検知)を高速・低消費電力で実現します。



車載用途に適した高信頼性ストレージ
コネクテッドカーを支える車載機器用e·MMC™/UFS、ナビゲーションシステム用SD、microSDメモリカードを紹介します。



※Viscontiは、株式会社東芝の登録商標です。
※"e·MMC"はJEDEC/MMCAの商標です
※本ページに記載されているシステムおよび製品名は、一般に各社の登録商標または商標です。



当社の展示内容のさらに詳しい内容については下記ホームページをご覧ください。
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/jp/design-support/exhibition/car17.html



*本資料に掲載されている情報(製品の価格/仕様、サービスの内容及びお問い合わせ先など)は、発表日現在の情報です。予告なしに変更されることがありますので、あらかじめご了承ください。




Contacts


報道関係の本資料に関するお問い合わせ先:
株式会社 東芝
ストレージ&デバイスソリューション社
デジタルマーケティング部
長沢千秋
Tel:
03-3457-4963
e-mail: semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

Rambus and Cybertrust Partner to Secure Connected Devices 2017年05月19日 05時30分


Cybertrust selects Rambus CryptoManager™ Infrastructure for secure
device management and software updates


SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#HCE--Rambus
Inc.
 (NASDAQ:RMBS) today announced a partnership with Cybertrust
Japan Co., Ltd. (Cybertrust), a leading provider of Public Key
Infrastructure (PKI) solutions and a subsidiary of SoftBank Technology
Corp.(JPX First Section: 4726), to deliver secure key provisioning and
security services for connected devices spanning from enterprise
multi-function printers to connected cars.



This collaboration combines the Rambus CryptoManager
Infrastructure
, a secure provisioning and key management system, and
the Cybertrust PKI solution, to secure communication from
device-to-cloud and for over-the-air (OTA) software updates. The joint
solution brings two leading security providers together to deliver a
turn-key platform that addresses the increasingly complex security
challenges for connected devices.



“Connected device management including periodic OTA software and data
updates are critical for manufacturers and service providers,” said
Yasutoshi Magara, president, Cybertrust. “This joint solution optimizes
highly secure, in-field device updates, safeguarding sensitive
information and mitigating cyber-attacks.”



“We are excited to partner with Cybertrust, a leading security provider
committed to securing critical systems,” said Martin Scott, senior vice
president and general manager of the Rambus Security Division. “Our
combined expertise brings an innovative secure solution that delivers a
robust platform, shielding devices from attackers and securing these OTA
updates.”



Rambus CryptoManager Infrastructure provides secure key provisioning and
key management services for device lifecycle management. CryptoManager
provides lifecycle cryptographic security management necessary to secure
connected devices over public networks. Services include:




  • Provisioning of keys during semiconductor and device manufacturing


  • Controlling critical test and debug traces


  • Enabling feature and device settings


  • Securing in-field key provisioning


  • Over-the air-updates of device software and firmware



For additional information on the CryptoManager platform, visit rambus.com/cryptomanager.



About Cybertrust PKI Service



Cybertrust is a comprehensive PKI vendor that offers a wide range of
products and services, including the issuance of certificate authorities
and the outsourcing of certificate issuance services.



Additional PKI services and solutions include:




  • UniCert of in-house certificate authority issuance service


  • Customer-branded certificate authority (Managed PKI)


  • Cybertrust-branded user certificate issuing service (Personal ID)


  • Terminal authentication certificate issuing service (Device ID)



We also offer consulting services to address a range of PKI
requirements, including management operations, system linkages, as well
as information security and risk management services for enterprises.



Additional information is available at https://www.cybertrust.ne.jp/pki/.



About Cybertrust



Cybertrust is the largest certification organization in Japan and has
been the first commercial e-certificate authority in Japan to provide
electronic certification services including SSL / TLS certificates for
over 20 years. Terminal compatible with multi OS and multi form factor
Electronic authentication service "Device ID" is the No. 1 achievement
in Japan. We will aim to realize a society where users can receive
services safely and securely by providing electronic authentication
services even in IoT devices whose usage forms and uses expand.
Additional information is available at https://www.cybertrust.ne.jp/.



Follow Rambus:
Company website: rambus.com
Rambus blog: rambus.com/blog
Twitter: @rambusinc
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/rambus
Facebook: www.facebook.com/RambusInc



About Rambus Security



Rambus Security is dedicated to providing a secure foundation for a
connected world. Our innovative solutions span areas including tamper
resistance, network security, mobile payment, smart ticketing
and trusted transaction services. Rambus foundational technologies
protect nearly nine billion licensed products annually, providing secure
access to data and creating an economy of digital trust between our
customers and their customer base. Additional information is
available at rambus.com/security.



About Rambus



Rambus creates innovative hardware and software technologies, driving
advancements from the data center to the mobile edge. Our chips,
customizable IP cores, architecture licenses, tools, software, services,
training and innovations improve the competitive advantage of our
customers. We collaborate with the industry, partnering with leading
ASIC and SoC designers, foundries, IP developers, EDA companies and
validation labs. Our products are integrated into tens of billions of
devices and systems, powering and securing diverse applications,
including Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile payments, and smart
ticketing. At Rambus, we are makers of better. For more information,
visit rambus.com.




Contacts


Rambus
Agnes Toan, 408-462-8905
Corporate Communications
atoan@rambus.com
or
Cybertrust
Kenji
Sasaki, +81-3-6234-3800
President’s Office
Kenji.sasaki@cybertrust.ne.jp

TDK Completes Acquisition of InvenSense 2017年05月18日 23時30分


Becomes a Leading Global Sensor Solutions Provider


TOKYO & SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--$INVN #MEMS--TDK Corporation (President and CEO: Shigenao Ishiguro, “TDK”) and
InvenSense, Inc. (President and CEO: Behrooz Abdi, “InvenSense”)
announce that TDK has completed the all-cash acquisition of InvenSense.




The acquisition price was $13.00 USD per InvenSense share, and the total
acquisition price was approximately $1.3 billion USD.



TDK currently focuses on three market segments: automotive, industrial
equipment & energy, and information & communications technology (ICT).
As part of its strategy for growth in these key areas, TDK has
identified sensors and actuators, energy units and next-generation
electronic components as three product areas for strategic growth aimed
at unlocking new business opportunities in the sphere of the Internet of
Things (IoT). Sensors are viewed as an important IoT-enabling
technology, and sensor products and the technology portfolio of TDK will
expand dramatically as a result of its acquisition of InvenSense. TDK
will be able to create innovative next-generation products and provide a
new platform with sensor fusion that combines various sensor
technologies and software, so that it will be able to target more
business opportunities as a strong player capable of providing a broad
range of sensor solutions.



TDK’s President and CEO, Mr. Shigenao Ishiguro, made the following
statement:



“We are delighted to welcome InvenSense into the TDK Group. By merging
TDK’s strengths in magnetic sensor technologies, the extensive portfolio
of sensor products from TDK Group’s EPCOS, TDK-Micronas and Tronics with
InvenSense’s leading sensor and software platforms, we will be able to
bolster TDK’s sensor business, one of our strategic growth areas. We aim
to become a global leader in the sensor business, which will be a key
component of the future growth of TDK.”



As a result of the completed acquisition, InvenSense will become a
wholly owned subsidiary of TDK, and Mr. Behrooz Abdi will continue to
lead InvenSense as its CEO; additionally, serving as General Manager of
MEMS Sensors Business Group of Sensor Systems Business Company within
the newly formed Sensor Systems Business Company of TDK.



Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements



This communication contains forward-looking statements that address a
variety of subjects including, for example, the expected benefits to be
derived from completing the transaction between TDK and InvenSense.
Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about
beliefs, plans and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Such
statements are based on current expectations and are subject to a number
of factors and uncertainties, are not historical facts and are subject
to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These
forward-looking statements include statements that reflect the current
expectations, estimates, beliefs, assumptions, and projections of TDK’s
senior management about future events with respect to TDK’s and
InvenSense’s business and TDK’s industry in general. Statements that
include words such as “anticipates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,”
“predicts,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “may,” “will,” “should,”
“would,” “potential,” “continue,” “goals,” “targets” and variations of
these words (or negatives of these words) or similar expressions of a
future or forward-looking nature identify forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations
and are inherently uncertain. TDK and InvenSense assume no obligation to
update the information in this communication, except as required by law.
Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.



About TDK Corporation



TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan.
It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in
electronic and magnetic products. TDK's portfolio includes passive
components, such as ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors,
ferrites and inductors, high-frequency products, and piezo and
protection components, as well as sensors and sensor systems and power
supplies. These products are marketed under the product brands TDK,
EPCOS, Micronas, Tronics and TDK-Lambda. TDK's further main product
groups include magnetic application products, energy devices, and flash
memory application devices. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the
areas of information and communication technology and automotive,
industrial and consumer electronics. The company has a network of design
and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in
North and South America. In fiscal 2017, TDK posted total sales of USD
10.5 billion and employed about 100,000 people worldwide.



About InvenSense



InvenSense, Inc. (NYSE: INVN) provides MEMS sensor platforms.
InvenSense’s vision of Sensing Everything™ targets the consumer
electronics and industrial areas with integrated Motion and Sound
solutions. InvenSense’s solutions combine MEMS (micro electrical
mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes,
compasses, and microphones with proprietary algorithms and firmware that
intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors,
maximizing performance and accuracy. InvenSense’s motion tracking, audio
and location platforms, and services can be found in Mobile, Wearables,
Smart Home, Industrial, Automotive, and IoT products. InvenSense is
headquartered in San Jose, California and has offices worldwide. For
more information, go to www.invensense.com
and http://www.coursaretail.com.



©2017 InvenSense, Inc. All rights reserved. InvenSense logos are
trademarks of InvenSense, Inc. Other company and product names may be
trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.



End




Contacts


For TDK Media Inquiries, Contact:
Kazushige Atsumi,
+81-3-6852-7102
General Manager
pr@jp.tdk.com
For
TDK Investor Inquiries, Contact:

Jun Hatsumi, +81-3-6852-7102
Senior
Manager
ir@jp.tdk.com
or
For
InvenSense Media Inquiries, Contact:

InvenSense, Inc.
David
Almoslino, 408-501-2278
Senior Director
Corporate Marketing
pr@invensense.com
For
InvenSense Investor Inquiries, Contact:

Darrow Associates
Dave
Allen, 408-427-4463
dallen@darrowir.com
ir@invensense.com

NTT Com Launches Munich 2 Data Center in Germany 2017年05月18日 23時00分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and
international communications business within the NTT (TOKYO:9432) Group,
announced today that its “Germany Munich 2 Data Center” (Munich 2) has
opened, effective immediately, in Unterschleißheim, a suburb of Munich,
Germany located 16km from the city center. The facility is under the
management of e-shelter, a NTT Com company and leading data-center
operator and service provider in Europe.




The two-story Munich 2 initially is offering 2,800 square meters of
server space, equivalent to 1,100 racks, which is expected to expand to
5,600 square meters. The facility is operating under NTT Com’s
Nexcenter™ brand, which encompasses 24/7 data-center services in more
than 140 bases worldwide.



e-shelter, which is known as “home to the cloud,” was joined by
customers, partners, media and civic leaders to celebrate the opening of
its second data center in Munich. The festivities included a welcoming
address by the mayor of Unterschleißheim, Christoph Böck.



Munich 2, the latest example of e-shelter’s ongoing growth, follows the
mid-April launch of the highly anticipated e-shelter innovation lab in
Frankfurt. e-shelter expects to open additional data centers in Europe
this year.



Highly reliable and energy-saving functions
Munich 2 delivers
data-center services based on more than 300 globally unified standards
that Nexcenter™ facilities have implemented for equipment and
operations. The facility has adopted the industry’s top standards to
ensure high availability and energy savings. e-shelter designed the
structure to adapt flexibly to environmental changes and future
expansion. A stable and secure environment is assured by redundant
electrical equipment and power supply for air conditioning. Advanced
security and telecommunication equipment satisfy enterprises in need of
ultimate reliability, such as financial institutions. Munich 2 achieves
superior energy savings thanks to the latest technologies for efficient
cooling and automatic control of cooling-water paths and amounts,
leveraging access to cool groundwater available locally year-round, as
well as automatic control of electricity use that is visualized with an
original e-shelter program.



Strict measures for operational management and security
Munich 2
provides customer systems with robust protection based on standardized
operational processes and multi-phase security. Internal personnel, not
external providers, conduct thorough risk management and other important
tasks, including 24/7 monitoring of key infrastructure and
double-checking of security process by two staffers. Customers can
request additional security measures for entering the server room, etc.
by controlling access with multi-phase contactless IC cards and
biometric authentication. Unauthorized facility entry is prevented with
interior and exterior cameras, sensors around the building and a road
barrier for approaching cars.



High-quality network environment
Munich 2 provides circuits from
more than 10 providers using different paths. Also, all circuits are
duplicated in the meet-me-room for telecom provider interconnection, the
server room and the network racks. Customers can use maximum 10Gbps
internet circuits and carrier-neutral multiple network, as well as build
seamless ICT environments combining NTT Com data centers and cloud
services worldwide.



Background
In Europe, NTT Com delivers data center services in
Austria, France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland and the UK (see Appendix
1
). In Germany, NTT Com has actively expanded its base in the
country’s busy data-center market serving financial, software,
automotive, electricity and publication companies.



Please see Appendix
2
for more details of Munich 2.



About NTT Communications Corporation
NTT Communications
provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to
optimize the information and communications technology (ICT)
environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company’s
worldwide infrastructure, including the leading global tier-1 IP
network, the Arcstar Universal One™ VPN network reaching 196
countries/regions, and over 140 secure data centers worldwide. NTT
Communications’ solutions leverage the global resources of NTT Group
companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT DATA.
www.ntt.com
| Twitter@NTT
Com
| Facebook@NTT
Com
| LinkedIn@NTT
Com



About e-shelter
e-shelter is one of the leading data center
operators in Europe, providing highly secure environments for housing
and connectivity of IT and network systems. With a presence in all key
city-markets of the DACH-region, e-shelter leverages 300 MW of power
capacity and 90,000 sqm of data center space to deliver scalable data
center solutions. As a member of the NTT Communications Group, e-shelter
provides access to a global network of 140 data centers. Among
e-shelter’s clients are financial services companies, telecoms
operators, IT service and outsourcing providers as well as cloud service
providers.



In addition to e-shelter, the companies Arkadin, Dimension Data,
itelligence, NTT Communications, NTT DATA and NTT Security are part of
the NTT Group in Germany. In this region, the NTT Group represents
around 5,300 employees and revenue of more than € 1.2 billion.
You
can find further information on the global NTT Group at www.ntt-global.com.
http://www.e-shelter.com




Contacts


NTT Communications Corporation
Hiroshi Seo, +81 3 6733 9511
wg-cl@ntt.com
or
e-shelter
Daniela
Beeger, +49 (0)69-7801 2110
presse@e-shelter.de



CommAgility and IDY Cooperate to Develop 4G and 5G Small Ce… 2017年05月18日 21時30分


Integrated solutions based on CommAgility’s LTE software and hardware



LOUGHBOROUGH, England & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CommAgility,
a Wireless Telecom Group company (NYSE MKT:WTT),
announces its software and hardware products have been chosen by IDY
Corporation
of Tokyo, Japan, for a research project to advance 4G
and 5G small cell technology.



IDY is licensing CommAgility’s SmallCellPHY
and SmallCellSTACK
software, which provide a complete LTE Physical Layer and LTE Protocol
Stack for small cell eNodeB products. CommAgility has integrated the
software onto its AMC-K2L-RF2
ARM- and DSP-based processing card, which includes two wideband RF
transceiver channels.



CommAgility and IDY are working together, with support from
CommAgility’s Japanese distributor StarBridge,
to deploy the integrated hardware and software in a variety of 4G and 5G
research and development programs. The solution meets the demanding
quality requirements for the Japanese market.



CommAgility’s hardware and software will be on display at the Wireless
Technology Park
(WTP) exhibition in Tokyo, from May 24th
to 26th. CommAgility and StarBridge can be found at Booth
14-3-1.



Kazuaki Honda, President at IDY Corporation, said: “CommAgility provides
a proven system, with hardware and software integrated and tested. This
means we can focus on achieving our R&D goals on the journey towards 5G,
as well as offering our customers highly differentiated products.”



Edward Young, Vice President and General Manager at CommAgility, said:
“IDY is undertaking leading-edge 4G and 5G research, and with the expert
local support from StarBridge, we are pleased to be able to help them.”



For more information please contact CommAgility at +44 1509 228866, sales@commagility.com
or www.commagility.com.



About Wireless Telecom Group, Inc.



Wireless Telecom Group, Inc., comprised of Boonton Electronics,
CommAgility, Microlab and Noisecom, is a global designer and
manufacturer of advanced RF and microwave components, modules, systems
and instruments. Serving the wireless, telecommunication, satellite,
military, aerospace, semiconductor and medical industries, Wireless
Telecom Group products enable innovation across a wide range of
traditional and emerging wireless technologies. With a unique set of
high-performance products including peak power meters, signal analyzers,
signal processing modules, LTE PHY and stack software, power splitters
and combiners, GPS repeaters, public safety monitors, noise sources, and
programmable noise generators, Wireless Telecom Group supports the
development, testing, and deployment of wireless technologies around the
globe.



CommAgility, a Wireless Telecom Group company, is a developer of
embedded signal processing and RF modules, and LTE PHY/stack software,
for 4G and 5G mobile network and related applications.



IDY Corporation, is a wireless platform company, located in
Tokyo, Japan. IDY is developing and manufacturing cellular network
products for wide area and private narrow band infrastructure. The major
product is a M2M router for railway, power plant, factory, HEMS, BEMS
and security applications. IDY is a leader in Japanese IoT/M2M markets
with a reputation for high quality and stability.



Wireless Telecom Group, Inc.’s website address is www.wtcom.com.
Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this news
release may be considered "forward-looking" statements within the
meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and
Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such
statements include declarations regarding the intent, belief or current
expectations of the Company and its management. Prospective investors
are cautioned that any such forward-looking statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and
uncertainties that could materially affect actual results. Such risks
and uncertainties are identified in the Company's reports and
registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2016.


Contacts


For CommAgility:
Nick Daines, +44 (0)115 8412109
nick@lumenpr.com
Mobile:
+44 (0)7958 534731



Launch of a LINE-based Automated Chat Service Utilizing Art… 2017年05月18日 18時17分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (Takeshi Kunibe, President & Group
CEO; hereinafter, “SMFG”) and SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. (Yoshihiko
Shimizu, President & CEO; hereinafter, “SMBC Nikko Securities”),
together with NTT Communications Corporation (Tetsuya Shoji, President &
CEO; hereinafter, “NTT Com”), have jointly developed an automated chat
service utilizing artificial intelligence (hereinafter, “AI Chatbot”)
with support from Accenture Japan Ltd (Atsushi Egawa, President & CEO;
hereinafter, “Accenture”)(*1), and this service will become available as
of May 25, 2017 at SMBC Nikko Securities’ Contact Center to enhance its
LINE-based inquiry service.







AI Chatbot is capable of understanding customer input on LINE Talk to a
high degree of precision and then automatically and rapidly providing
the most appropriate response.



The SMBC Nikko Securities Contact Center began offering an
operator-staffed chat service(*2) on its website in May 2016 and on LINE
in September 2016, and the introduction of the AI Chatbot will allow for
faster responses to customer inquiries. At some future point, AI Chatbot
will become accessible during nighttime hours and holidays, time frames
when the chat service has heretofore been unavailable.



Once launched this month, AI Chatbot will provide guidance on ways to
open accounts as well as on initial public offerings (IPO), NISA, My
Number, and Direct Course, and the scope of this service will be
steadily expanded to include such things as share price inquiries and
investment trust selection.



This service utilizes an NTT Com AI engine (the Communication Engine
“COTOHA”; hereinafter, “COTOHA”)(*3) that can engage in “human-like
dialogue.” COTOHA excels at understanding customer inquiries and
providing natural responses by such means as automatically asking
questions about missing information. COTOHA also studies the responses
of operators in order to automatically upgrade its own response
capabilities and comes equipped with an escalation function that
redirects customers to an operator for answers to questions that could
not be resolved via AI Chatbot.



SMBC Nikko Securities believes that utilizing AI for some of its
operator operations at the Contact Center will cut down on overtime and
otherwise reform work styles to help employees achieve a good work-life
balance. Efforts will be made to further improve quality and enhance the
operator training system so that customers can easily make inquiries at
any time.



The companies of the SMFG Group will continue utilizing the latest
digital technologies to address various usage scenarios and endeavoring
to improve the level of service provided to customers.







































 

(*1) Accenture not only provided advice on the technologies to be
adopted for this service but also offered support in drafting the
project plan and managing progress during its implementation, and
will be offering additional support once this service gets underway.


 



(*2) LINE Inquiry Desk (Chat Service) at Nikko Contact Center



http://www.smbcnikko.co.jp/support/chat/detail/
(Japanese)





 


(*3) COTOHA consists of “Amelia” and “corevo”, where “Amelia” is a
cognitive agent from an US company called IPsoft and “corevo” is an
NTT Group’s AI-related technology that includes advanced
Japanese-language processing technology from NTT Media Intelligence
Laboratories. This service will be the first ever to use COTOHA.



 


*”COTOHA” is a registered trademark of NTT Com.



Contacts


For more information
NTT Communications
(Mr.) Mizuki Takida
Public
Relations
hodo-cp@ntt.com



東芝:非飽和検出特性を改善したスマート・ゲートドライバカプ… 2017年05月18日 16時58分

東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 株式会社東芝ストレージ&デバイスソリューション社は、中容量のIGBTやパワーMOSFETを直接駆動することができるスマート・ゲートドライバカプラ既存製品「TLP5214」の、非飽和検出
(DESAT) 特性を改善した新製品「TLP5214A」を製品化し、本日から出荷を開始します。








新製品は、既存製品[注1]に対しDESAT
遅延時間の調整を行うとともに、DESAT立ち上がり時ブランキング時間やDESATフィルタ時間を設けています。これらの特性により、スイッチング時や非飽和検出中の瞬間的なパルスノイズに対して、既存製品と比べ確実な動作が図れ、セット動作の安定化に寄与します。



米大手ITアドバイザリ会社ガートナー社の最新レポートにおいて、当社は2015年から2016年にかけて、売り上げベースでシェアNo.1のフォトカプラメーカーと認定されました。また、そのレポートによると、当社は2016年に販売金額ベースで市場シェア23%を獲得しました。(出典:Gartner
“Market Share: Semiconductor Devices and Applications Worldwide, 2016”
30 March 2016)



当社は、市場動向に合わせた多様なフォトカプラ・フォトリレーの開発を推進することで、お客様のニーズに応える製品を届け続けます。



新製品の主な特長




  • DESAT立ち上がり時ブランキング時間を新設: tDESAT(LEB) =1.1 μs (typ.)


  • DESATフィルタ時間を新設: tDESAT(FILTER)=90 ns (typ.)


  • DESAT遅延時間を調整: tDESAT(10%)[注2]=7 μs (typ.)
    (既存製品TLP5214: 3.5 μs typ.)



応用機器




  • IGBT/パワーMOSFET駆動


  • 汎用インバータ


  • 太陽光発電インバータ


  • サーボアンプ


  • エアコンインバータ


















































































































































 


新製品の主な仕様




(特に指定のない限り、@Ta= -40~110℃。標準値は、@Ta=25℃での値)



品番

 

TLP5214A

絶対最大定格[注3]

 

ピーク出力電流 IOP (A)


±4.0

推奨動作条件


トータル出力電源電圧 VCC2−VEE (V)



15 ~ 30



電気的特性


供給電流 ICC2 max (mA)


3.8


スレッショルド入力電流(L→H) IFLH max (mA)


6

スイッチング


特性




伝搬遅延時間 tpLH, tpHL (typ.) (ns)


150


伝搬遅延スキュー tpsk min/max (ns)


-80/80

保護機能


IGBT


非飽和検出



 

DESATスレッショルド VDESAT typ. (V)


6.5



DESAT立ち上がり時ブランキング時間


tDESAT(LEB) typ. (μs)




1.1



DESATフィルタ時間


tDESAT(FILTER) typ. (ns)




90


ソフトターンオフ


DESAT遅延時間 (10 %)


tDESAT(10%) typ. (μs)




7 @Cg=25 nF




2.5 @Cg=10 nF


ミラークランプ


(オフ時)




クランプ端子スレッショルド電圧


VtClamp typ. (V)




2.5


低電圧ロックアウト (UVLO)


UVLOスレッショルド VUVLO+ typ. (V)


11.6



UVLOスレッショルド VUVLO- typ. (V)


10.3

絶縁性能


絶縁耐圧 min (Vrms)


5000


空間距離 min (mm)


8.0



沿面距離 min (mm)




8.0

 


絶縁物厚 min (mm)



 

0.4

 


[注1]: TLP5214
[注2]: Cg=25 nF条件
[注3]: @Ta=25℃



新製品を含む東芝のフォトカプラ製品については下記ホームページをご覧ください。
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/jp/product/opto/photocoupler.html



お客様からの製品に関するお問い合わせ先:
オプトデバイス営業推進部
Tel: 03-3457-3431
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/jp/contact.html



*本資料に掲載されている情報(製品の価格/仕様、サービスの内容及びお問い合わせ先など)は、発表日現在の情報です。予告なしに変更されることがありますので、あらかじめご了承ください。




Contacts


報道関係の本資料に関するお問い合わせ先:
株式会社東芝 ストレージ&デバイスソリューション社
デジタルマーケティング部
長沢千秋
Tel:
03-3457-4963
e-mail: semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

Toshiba Launches Smart Gate Driver Photocoupler with Improv… 2017年05月18日 16時57分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba
Corporation
's (TOKYO:6502) Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions
Company today announced the launch of“TLP5214A,” a new smart gate driver
photocoupler for use in driving medium-power IGBTs and power MOSFETs
that delivers desaturation sensing characteristics that improve on those
offered by the current “TLP5214”. Mass production shipments start today.








TLP5214A newly integrates such features as desaturation leading edge
blanking time, filtering time, and optimization of soft turn-off
performance. These contribute to secure execution of applications by
suppressing short-time pulse noise during switching and desaturation
sensing.



The latest Gartner market report recognizes Toshiba as the leading
manufacturer of optocouplers by sales in 2015 and 2016, with 23% of
sale-based market share in CY2016. (Source: Gartner “Market Share:
Semiconductor Devices and Applications Worldwide 2016” 30 March, 2016)



Toshiba will continue to deliver products that meet the needs of
customers by promoting the development of a diverse portfolio of
photocouplers and photorelays tailored to market trends.



Applications






















• IGBT/MOSFET drive

• Industrial inverters

• Inverters for solar energy

• Servo amplifiers

• Air conditioner inverters

 


New Features



















DESAT leading edge blanking time: 1.1μs (typical)

DESAT filter time: 90ns (typical)


Soft turn-off time (tDESAT(10%))**: 7μs (typical) Current item[1]:
3.5μs (typical)



**Under condition of Cg = 25nF

 






























































































































Main Specifications




(Unless otherwise specified, Ta = -40 to 110℃. All typical values
are at Ta = 25℃)



Part number

 

TLP5214A


Electrical
characteristics



 

Peak output current


±4.0 A (Max.)


Supply voltage


15 to 30 V


Supply current


3.8 mA (Max.)


Threshold input current


6 mA (Max.)


Switching
characteristics




Propagation delay time


150 ns (Max.)


Propagation delay skew


-80 to 80 ns


Protection
function




IGBT desaturation detection


DESAT threshold voltage: 6.5 V (typ.)



DESAT leading edge blanking time: 1.1 μs (typ.)



DESAT filter time: 90 ns (typ.)


Soft turn-off


DESAT sense to 10% delay time: 7 μs (typ.) *Cg = 25 nF



DESAT sense to 10% delay time: 3.5 μs (typ.) *Cg = 10 nF


Miller clamp (off)


Clamp pin threshold voltage: 2.5 V (typ.)


Undervoltage lockout (UVLO)


VUVLO+: 11.6 V (typ.)



VUVLO-: 10.3 V (typ.)


Isolation
characteristics
(@Ta = 25 ℃)




Isolation voltage


5000 Vrms (Min.)


Clearance distance


8.0 mm (Min.)


Creepage distance


8.0 mm (Min.)

 

Isolation thickness

 

0.4 mm (Min.)

 


Note
[1] Current item: TLP5214



Follow the link below for more on the new product and Toshiba’s
photocoupler line-up.
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/product/opto/photocoupler.html



Customer Inquiries:
Optoelectronic Device Sales & Marketing Dept.
Tel:
+81-3-3457-3431
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/contact.html



Information in this document, including product prices and
specifications, content of services and contact information, is correct
on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior
notice.



About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation, a
Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in
advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus
business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and
safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that
sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of
The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People,
Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is
contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can
live better lives.



Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global
network of 550 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people
worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50
billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)
To find out more about Toshiba,
visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm




Contacts


Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Storage & Electronic
Devices Solutions Company
Digital Marketing Department
Chiaki
Nagasawa, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



Renesas Electronics Announces Secondary Offering of Shares 2017年05月18日 15時54分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723, “Renesas”) today announced
that it has resolved, at the Board of Directors’ meeting held on May 18,
2017, matters relating to a secondary offering of shares of common stock
of Renesas as set forth below.




1. Secondary offering of shares of Renesas (Japanese Secondary Offering
by way of Underwriting and Purchase and International Secondary Offering)












































































































































































































































































































































































(1)



 


Class and Number of



Shares to be Sold



 


403,148,000 shares of common stock of Renesas, which is the sum of
(i) through (iii) below.








(i)



 


128,566,500 shares of common stock of Renesas to be underwritten
and purchased by the Japanese underwriters in the Japanese
Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and Purchase as
described in (3)(i) below.








(ii)





238,766,600 shares of common stock of Renesas to be underwritten
and purchased by the international underwriters in the
International Secondary Offering as described in (3)(ii) below.




 







(iii)





A maximum of 35,814,900 shares of common stock of Renesas, which
will be subject to the option to be granted to the international
underwriters in the International Secondary Offering as described
in (3)(ii) below for purchase of additional shares of common stock
of Renesas.










 



(2)





Sellers and Number



of Shares to be Sold





(i)





Shares to be underwritten and purchased by the Japanese
underwriters in the Japanese Secondary Offering by way of
Underwriting and Purchase as described in (1)(i) above:












Innovation Network Corporation of Japan - 111,191,100 shares












NEC Corporation - 6,760,300 shares












Hitachi, Ltd. - 5,838,300 shares












Mitsubishi Electric Corporation - 4,776,800 shares





(ii)





Shares to be underwritten and purchased by the international
underwriters in the International Secondary Offering as described
in (1)(ii) above:












Innovation Network Corporation of Japan - 206,497,700 shares












Hitachi, Ltd. - 10,842,700 shares












Mitsubishi Electric Corporation - 8,871,300 shares












Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Re-trust of Sumitomo Mitsui
Trust Bank, Limited / NEC Corporation pension and severance
payments Trust Account) - 6,719,343 shares















NEC Corporation - 5,835,557 shares








(iii)





Maximum number of shares of common stock of Renesas, which will be
subject to the option to be granted to the international
underwriters in the International Secondary Offering for purchase
of additional shares as described in (1)(iii) above:















Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Re-trust of Sumitomo Mitsui
Trust Bank, Limited / NEC Corporation pension and severance
payments Trust Account) - 13,934,600 shares















Hitachi, Ltd. - 12,034,200 shares















Mitsubishi Electric Corporation - 9,846,100 shares











 


(3)





Method of Secondary Offering




 




The secondary offerings will be concurrently conducted in Japan
and overseas.








(i)





Japanese Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and Purchase:










The Japanese secondary offering will be a secondary offering
conducted in Japan (the “Japanese Secondary Offering by way of
Underwriting and Purchase”), whereby the Japanese underwriters
shall underwrite and purchase all of the shares related to the
Japanese Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and Purchase.







(ii)



International Secondary Offering:










The international secondary offering will be a secondary offering
conducted in overseas markets (in the United States, restricted to
sales to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A
under the U.S. Securities Act of 1993, as amended) (the
“International Secondary Offering”), whereby the international
underwriters (together with the Japanese underwriters, the
“Underwriters”), shall, severally and not jointly, underwrite and
purchase all of the shares related to the International Secondary
Offering. In addition, the sellers mentioned in (2)(iii) above,
will grant the international underwriters the option to purchase
additional shares of common stock of Renesas.








The total number of shares to be sold in the Japanese Secondary
Offering by way of Underwriting and Purchase and the International
Secondary Offering will be 403,148,000 shares, and the number of
shares to be sold in the Japanese Secondary Offering by way of
Underwriting and Purchase is planned to be 128,566,500 shares and
the number of shares to be sold in the International Secondary
Offering is planned to be 274,581,500 shares (the sum of
238,766,600 shares to be underwritten and purchased by the
international underwriters as mentioned in (1)(ii) above and
35,814,900 shares, which will be subject to the option to be
granted to the international underwriters for purchase of
additional shares of common stock of Renesas as mentioned in
(1)(iii) above), although the final breakdown of the actual number
of shares shall be determined on the Determination Date mentioned
in (4) below by taking into account market demand and other
conditions.











 

(4)


Selling Price



The selling price is currently undecided, but shall be determined
on a date during the period from Monday, June 12, 2017 to
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 (the “Determination Date”), based on the
tentative selling price to be presented on Wednesday, May 31,
2017, in accordance with the method stated in Article 25 of the
Regulations concerning Underwriting of Securities, etc. of the
Japan Securities Dealers Association, taking into account market
demand and other conditions.











 

(5)


Compensation for the Underwriters


Renesas shall not pay any underwriting commissions to the
Underwriters. However, the aggregate amount of the difference
between (a) the selling price and (b) the purchase price to be paid
to the sellers by the Underwriters in each offering shall constitute
proceeds to the Underwriters.









 

(6)



Subscription Period



(for the Japanese



offering)




The subscription period shall be from the business day immediately
following the Determination Date to the second business day
immediately following the Determination Date.









 

(7)


Delivery Date


The delivery date shall be a day during the period from Tuesday,
June 20, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017, which is the sixth
business day immediately following the Determination Date.









 

(8)


Subscription Deposit


The subscription deposit shall be the same as the selling price per
share.









 

(9)


Subscription Unit


100 shares



 

(10)


In addition to the matters set forth above, determination and
approval of the matters required for the Japanese Secondary Offering
by way of Underwriting and Purchase and the International Secondary
Offering shall be delegated to the Representative Directors or the
Executive Vice President and CFO.

 


2. Secondary offering of shares of Renesas (secondary offering by way of
over-allotment) (See <Reference> 2.below.)


























































































































(1)

 


Class and Number of



Shares to be Sold



 

19,284,900 shares of common stock of Renesas (maximum)


The number of shares mentioned above is the maximum number of
shares to be sold. The above number may decrease, or the secondary
offering by way of over-allotment may be cancelled entirely,
depending on market demand and other conditions of the Japanese
Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and Purchase. The final
number of shares to be sold shall be determined on the
Determination Date, taking into account market demand and other
conditions of the Japanese Secondary Offering by way of
Underwriting and Purchase.







 

(2)


Seller


The designated Japanese underwriter





 

(3)



Method of Secondary



Offering




Taking into account market demand and other conditions of the
Japanese Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and Purchase, the
designated Japanese underwriter will make a secondary offering in
Japan of up to 19,284,900 shares of common stock of Renesas, which
it will borrow from the shareholders of Renesas.





 

(4)


Selling Price


The selling price is currently undecided, but will be determined on
the Determination Date; provided, however, that such selling price
shall be the same as the selling price in the Japanese Secondary
Offering by way of Underwriting and Purchase.





 

(5)


Subscription Period


The subscription period shall be the same as the subscription period
in respect of the Japanese Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting
and Purchase.





 

(6)


Delivery Date


The delivery date shall be the same as the delivery date in respect
of the Japanese Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and
Purchase.





 

(7)


Subscription Deposit


The subscription deposit shall be the same as the selling price per
share.





 

(8)


Subscription Unit


100 shares



 

(9)


In addition to the matters set forth above, determination and
approval of the matters required for the secondary offering by way
of over-allotment shall be delegated to the Representative Directors
or the Executive Vice President and CFO.

 


<Reference>



1. Purpose of the secondary offering of shares



Renesas expects an expansion of the investor base and improvement of
liquidity are expected through these secondary offerings.



2. Secondary offering by way of over-allotment



The secondary offering by way of over-allotment as explained in “2.
Secondary offering of shares of Renesas (secondary offering by way of
over-allotment)” above is a secondary offering by the designated
Japanese underwriter of shares of common stock of Renesas in Japan to be
conducted in connection with the Japanese Secondary Offering by way of
Underwriting and Purchase as stated in “1. Secondary offering of shares
of Renesas (Japanese Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and
Purchase and International Secondary Offering)” above, taking into
account market demand and other conditions, with up to 19,284,900 shares
of common stock of Renesas (the “Borrowed Shares”) borrowed from the
shareholders of Renesas. The number of shares to be sold in the
secondary offering by way of over-allotment is the maximum number
thereof, and such number may decrease or the secondary offering by way
of over-allotment may be canceled entirely, depending on market demand
and other conditions.



In the event that the secondary offering by way of over-allotment is
conducted, the designated Japanese underwriter will be granted by the
aforementioned shareholders of Renesas, the rights to purchase
additional shares of common stock of Renesas (the “Green Shoe Option”),
up to the number of shares in the secondary offering by way of
over-allotment, during an exercise period from the delivery date of the
Japanese Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and Purchase and the
secondary offering by way of over-allotment to Tuesday, June 27, 2017
(the “Exercise Period”).



The designated Japanese underwriter may, during the subscription period
for the Japanese Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and Purchase
and the secondary offering by way of over-allotment (the “Subscription
Period”), conduct stabilizing transactions in relation to the shares of
common stock of Renesas, and the shares purchased through such
stabilizing transactions may be used, in whole or in part, to return the
Borrowed Shares.



The designated Japanese underwriter may also purchase shares of common
stock of Renesas on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc., up to the number of
shares in the secondary offering by way of over-allotment (the
“Syndicate Cover Transactions”) during the period from (a) the day
immediately following the last day of the Subscription Period to (b)
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 (the “Syndicate Cover Transaction Period”), and
all of the shares purchased through the Syndicate Cover Transactions
will be used to return the Borrowed Shares. During the Syndicate Cover
Transaction Period, the designated Japanese underwriter may cancel the
Syndicate Cover Transactions entirely or may terminate the Syndicate
Cover Transactions before the number of shares purchased reaches the
number of shares to be sold in the secondary offering by way of
over-allotment, in its own discretion.



The residual portion of the Borrowed Shares after the returning of
shares by using the shares acquired through Syndicate Cover Transactions
and/or stabilizing transactions will be returned by designated Japanese
underwriter through its exercise of the Green Shoe Option. The
transactions stated above will be made by the designated Japanese
underwriter after consultation with the joint lead managers of the
Japanese Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and Purchase.



3. Lock-up



In connection with the Japanese Secondary Offering by way of
Underwriting and Purchase and the International Secondary Offering,
Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, which is the seller in the
Japanese Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and Purchase and
International Secondary Offering, will agree with the joint global
coordinators not to conduct a sale, etc. of the shares of Renesas,
securities convertible or exchangeable for shares of Renesas, or
securities that represent rights to acquire or receive shares of Renesas
(excluding the Japanese Secondary Offering by way of Underwriting and
Purchase and the International Secondary Offering, etc.), for a period
commencing on the Determination Date and ending on the date 180 calendar
days from and including the delivery date of the relevant offerings (the
“Lock-up Period”), without the prior written consent of the joint global
coordinators (which consent shall not be unreasonably withheld or
delayed).



In addition, Hitachi, Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Japan
Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Re-trust of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank,
Limited / NEC Corporation pension and severance payments Trust Account),
which are the sellers in the Japanese Secondary Offering by way of
Underwriting and Purchase and International Secondary Offering, and
Toyota Motor Corporation, DENSO Corporation, Canon Inc. and Panasonic
Corporation which are the shareholders of Renesas, will agree with the
joint global coordinators not to conduct a sale, etc. of the shares of
Renesas, securities convertible or exchangeable for shares of Renesas,
or securities that represent rights to acquire or receive shares of
Renesas (excluding the Japanese Secondary Offering by way of
Underwriting and Purchase and the International Secondary Offering,
etc.), for the Lock-up Period, without the prior written consent of the
joint global coordinators.



Renesas will also agree with the joint global coordinators not to
conduct an issuance, etc. of the shares of Renesas, securities
convertible or exchangeable for shares of Renesas, or securities that
represent rights to acquire or receive shares of Renesas (excluding the
issuance of new shares in relation to a stock split and the issuance of
new shares upon the exercise of certain subscription rights to shares,
etc.), for the Lock-up Period, without the prior written consent of the
joint global coordinators.



In either of the aforementioned cases, the joint global coordinators
have the authority to wholly or partially cancel the relevant agreements
at their discretion, even during the Lock-up Period.



About Renesas Electronics Corporation



Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:
6723
) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete
semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent
devices to enhance the way people work and live—securely and safely. As
the number one global
supplier of microcontrollers and a leader in Analog & Power and SoC
products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive
solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics
(HE), Office Automation (OA) and Information Communication Technology
(ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.



(FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS)



The statements in this press release with respect to the plans,
strategies and forecasts of Renesas and its consolidated subsidiaries
(collectively “we”) are forward-looking statements involving risks and
uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements do not represent any
guarantee by management of future performance. In many cases, but not
all, we use such words as “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,”
“endeavor,” “estimate,” “expect,” “initiative,” “intend,” “may,” “plan,”
“potential,” “probability,” “project,” “risk,” “seek,” “should,”
“strive,” “target,” “will” and similar expressions to identify
forward-looking statements. You can also identify forward-looking
statements by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. These
statements discuss future expectations, identify strategies, contain
projections of our results of operations or financial condition, or
state other forward-looking information based on our current
expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about our business
and industry, our future business strategies and the environment in
which we will operate in the future. Known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors could cause our actual results,
performance or achievements to differ materially from those contained or
implied in any forward-looking statement, including, but not limited to:
general economic conditions in our markets, which are primarily Japan,
North America, Asia and Europe; demand for, and competitive pricing
pressure on, our products and services in the marketplace; our ability
to continue to win acceptance of its products and services in these
highly competitive markets; and movements in currency exchange rates,
particularly the rate between the yen and the U.S. dollar. Among other
factors, a worsening of the world economy, a worsening of financial
conditions in the world markets, and a deterioration in the domestic and
overseas stock markets, would cause actual results to differ from the
projected results forecast.



This press release is based on the economic, regulatory, market and
other conditions as in effect on the date hereof. It should be
understood that subsequent developments may affect the information
contained in this presentation, which neither we nor our advisors or
representatives are under an obligation to update, revise or affirm.



(Remarks) All registered trademarks or trademarks are the property of
their respective owners.










 

Note: This press release has been prepared for the purpose of
announcing to the public certain matters relating to the secondary
offering of shares of Renesas Electronics Corporation, and not for
the purpose of soliciting investment or engaging in any other
similar activities within or outside Japan. Investors should review
the prospectus, as well as amendments thereto, prepared by Renesas
prior to making any investment decisions in Japan, and should make
such decisions at their own discretion. In addition, this press
release does not constitute an offer or sale of securities in the
United States. The securities referred to above have not been, and
will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of
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Contacts


Media Contacts
Renesas Electronics Corporation
Kyoko
Okamoto, +81 3-6773-3001
pr@renesas.com
or
Investor
Contacts

Renesas Electronics Corporation
Makie Uehara, +81
3-6773-3002
ir@renesas.com

Toyoda Gosei Concludes Exclusive Licensing Agreement for th… 2017年05月18日 15時39分

KIYOSU, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd. and Advanced Softmaterials (ASM) Ltd.*1
(Chiba Prefecture, Japan) have concluded an exclusive licensing
agreement for the use and sales of “Slide-Ring Material,”*2 a
key material in e-Rubber.*3 The agreement is limited to
applications of the material in dielectric actuators and dielectric
sensors.








Research and development on Dielectric actuators began in the USA during
the 1990s. They are characterized by softness, light weight, high output
and low energy consumption. A great deal of research work has been done
so far worldwide for a very broad range of applications such as
“artificial muscles for robotics” and other uses as a next-generation
source of motive power to replace electromagnetic motors.



Dielectric sensors are also promising for use as tactile/pressure
sensors and motion sensors that take advantage of this softness. As with
actuators, however, there were issues caused by the basic physical and
chemical properties of materials (internal friction, durability, etc.).



Toyoda Gosei, using Slide-Ring Material with its supramolecular
structure and material design technology cultivated in the development
of automotive parts as a specialist in the field of polymers, has
achieved performance that overcomes these issues and reached the stage
of developing practical applications in various fields.*4



With this exclusive licensing agreement, Toyoda Gosei and ASM will work
more closely together to accelerate the development of e-Rubber for
practical uses in smart devices to be employed in various kinds of
next-generation robots that will support aging societies with falling
birth rates, industrial equipment, automobiles and IoT.*5



























































*1

 

ASM was established in 2005 with the aim of commercializing the
Slide-Ring Material developed at Tokyo University.



It has acquired an exclusive license for the basic umbrella patent
for Slide-Ring Material from Tokyo University.

 

*2


The basic structure of the slide-Ring Material is the supramolecular
networks comprised of nano-sized “necklace” supramolecules called
polyrotaxane with cross-linking points of bonded molecular necklaces
or molecular necklaces with other polymers . These molecules consist
of polyethylene glycol linear polymers, cyclodextrin ring molecules,
and adamantanamine stopper molecules. Polyrotaxane was first
composed at the laboratory of Prof. Akira Harada in 1990.



At Prof. Kohzo Ito’s laboratory at The University of Tokyo, the
amount of clathrate in the cyclic molecules (cyclodextrin) of a
molecular necklace (polyrotaxane) was controlled and given free
movement in a linear polymer, thereby cross-linking bonded cyclic
molecules, cyclodextrin or a component of Slide-Ring Material.
Taking this as a cross-linking point, cross-linking the bonded
molecular necklaces with other polymers enables free movement of
cross-linking points to build supramolecular networks.



This is the basic structure of Slide-Ring Material. Cross-linking
points are used for a pulley effect, equalizing the tensions among
polymers. Thanks to this effect, Slide-Ring Material has unique
mechanical properties that conventional plastics and rubber do not
have, and has been able to form a polymeric material with completely
new functions.

 

*3


”e-Rubber” is a very versatile next-generation smart polymer device
as the electromechanical transducers that transduce electric energy
to or from mechanical movement. Development work began in 2007, and
sample shipments of material that could generate vibration with low
electric consumption started in 2013.

 

*4


Toyoda Gosei is continuing the development of “e-Rubber” with ASM
and Tokyo University as “Research and Development of Flexible
Sensors and Actuators Using Slide-Ring Material,” part of the 2015
NEDO project “Next-Generation Artificial Intelligence and Robot Core
Technology Development.”

 

*5


Through efforts based on such OPEN INNOVATION, Toyoda Gosei will
continue working to contribute to industrial innovation and creation
with outstanding Japanese materials science and technology at its
core.

 


About Toyoda Gosei



Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture,
Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty manufacturer of rubber and
plastic automotive parts and LEDs. Today, the Toyoda Gosei Group
provides a variety of high-quality products internationally, with a
network of approximately 100 plants and offices in 18 countries and
regions. Through its flexible, integrated global supply system and
leading-edge technologies for automotive safety, comfort, and
environmental preservation, Toyoda Gosei is a global supplier that
aims to deliver the highest levels of quality, innovation, and
satisfaction to customers worldwide
.


Contacts


Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
Shoujiro Asakura
Takatomo Abe
inquiry@mail.toyoda-gosei.co.jp

豊田合成、誘電アクチュエータと誘電センサとして開発中の「e-R… 2017年05月18日 15時39分

愛知県清須市--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 豊田合成株式会社(本社:愛知県清須市、社長:宮﨑
直樹)は、アドバンスト・ソフトマテリアルズ株式会社(本社:千葉県柏市、社長:野田 結実樹、略称:ASM)※1との間で、「e-Rubber」※2の主材料である「スライドリング
マテリアル」※3を、誘電アクチュエータ、誘電センサ用途に限り、排他的に使用・販売できる、独占ライセンス契約を締結しました。






「誘電アクチュエータ」は、1990年代に米国にて研究開発が開始され、柔らかく、軽量・高出力、省エネルギーといった特徴から、「電磁モーターに代わる次世代の動力源」としてロボットの人工筋肉などへの適用を目指し、世界中で研究が行われてきました。





また「誘電センサ」も、「柔らかさを活かした触覚・圧力センサやモーションセンサ」としての実用化が期待されつつも、アクチュエータ同様、材料に起因する課題(内部摩擦や耐久性など)がありました。



当社は、超分子構造のスライドリングマテリアルの活用と、高分子分野の専門メーカーとして自動車部品等の開発で培った材料設計技術により、これらの課題を打ち破る性能を獲得し、様々な領域での実用化を追究する段階に至りました※4



豊田合成とASMは、今回の独占ライセンス契約締結を機に一層連携し、少子・高齢化社会を支える次世代の各種ロボットや、産業機器、自動車、IoTなどに対応した新デバイスとしての実用化に向けて「e-Rubber」の開発を加速させていきます※5









































※1:

 

東京大学の開発したスライドリング マテリアルの事業化を目的として2005年に設立され、東京大学からスライドリング
マテリアルの包括的基本特許の専用実施権を得て製品設計・市場開発・製法開発を進めている。

 

※2:


電気と力を扱う次世代高分子デバイス。電気を力に、力を電気に、変換する機能を持つ。2007年に開発に着手し、2013年に低消費電力で振動を発生できるゴムシートとしてサンプル出荷を開始。

 

※3:


直鎖状高分子「ポリエチレングリコール」、環状分子「シクロデキストリン」、ストッパー分子「アダマンタンアミン」から構成される「ポリロタキサン」と呼ばれるナノサイズの「ネックレス」構造の超分子によって構成される高分子材料。1990年にポリロタキサンが大阪大学大学院(原田明研究室)で世界で初めて合成された後、2000年に東京大学(伊藤耕三研究室)で、ポリロタキサンの環状分子(シクロデキストリン)の包接量をコントロールして直鎖状高分子(ポリエチレングリコール)上を自由に動くことができるようにした上で、環状分子同士を架橋させ、架橋点が自由に動く超分子ネットワークとして特許化したもの。ポリマー間のテンションを均一にする「滑車効果」など従来の樹脂・ゴムにない力学特性を持つ。

 

※4:


2015年度NEDO「次世代人工知能・ロボット中核技術開発」プロジェクトにおいて、ASMおよび東京大学とともに「スライドリング
マテリアルを用いた柔軟センサおよびアクチュエータの研究開発」の採択を受け、2020年に向けて開発を継続しています。

 

※5:


このようなオープンイノベーションを基本とした取り組みにより、日本の優れた材料技術をコアとした産業創生にも貢献すべく尽力していきます。



Contacts


〔本プレスリリースに関するお問い合わせ先〕
豊田合成(株)
総務部 広報室
淺倉 正二郎
阿部 貴知
052-400-1452
inquiry@mail.toyoda-gosei.co.jp

Accenture Selected by Tokyo Metropolitan Government to Recr… 2017年05月18日 15時30分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan
Government (TMG) to support recruiting companies from outside Japan in
the fields of advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence
(AI), robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics, as
well as in the fields of asset management and fintech.







To address its aging and shrinking workforce, Japan is striving to
improve labor productivity and support advanced manufacturing. As part
of this effort, the TMG has been working to recruit companies to boost
Japan’s economic growth and international competitiveness. As advanced
technologies can help modernize communities and improve business
productivity, the TMG will step up its efforts through 2020 to attract
technology companies to Tokyo, encouraging high value operations such as
regional headquarters and research and development centers at the
Special Zone for Asian Headquarters. An additional TMG project will seek
to attract companies in the fields of asset management and fintech to
the Special Zone and other locations. The overall goal for the two
projects is recruitment of 10 companies in each project, a total of 20
companies by March of 2018.



Accenture will support both projects, by developing company target lists
and outreach activities, including providing consultation by Japanese
and international industry experts, matchmaking with businesses in
Tokyo, and supporting recruitment of Japanese employees.



To help attract companies focused on advanced technologies, dedicated
teams for this program will establish points of contact, named “Access
to Tokyo” within Accenture’s offices in Paris, London, and San
Francisco. Working closely with the team in Tokyo, they will build
relationships with local chambers of commerce and other key executives,
host seminars, and promote the attractiveness of Tokyo as an investment
destination.



Since 2013, the TMG has been strategically recruiting companies from
outside Japan to establish regional headquarters and research and
development centers in the Special Zone for Asian Headquarters.
Accenture has supported this effort for four consecutive years,
recruiting 80 companies in diverse fields including fintech, information
and communications, healthcare, and content/creative industries so far.



“We are excited to be selected for the projects to recruit to Japan
companies related to financial technology and advanced technologies to
the Special Zone for Asian Headquarters,” said Hiroshi Goto, who leads
Accenture’s Health & Public Service business in Japan. “Utilizing
Accenture’s global network and broad capabilities, we will continue to
recruit companies to strengthen the competitiveness of Tokyo and indeed
all of Japan.”



About Tokyo’s Special Zone for Asian Headquarters



The Special Zone for Asian Headquarters encompasses regions around
Shinjuku, Shibuya, Shinagawa/Tamachi, and Ikebukuro Stations as well as
central Tokyo and waterfront area and former Haneda Airport site. The
TMG strategically attracts foreign companies to the Special Zone,
comprehensively offering bold deregulation, preferential tax treatment,
and generous packages of fiscal and financial assistance. In September
2011, the TMG applied for designation based on the Comprehensive Special
Zones Act, and in December 2011, it was designated by the Japanese
national government as the Comprehensive Special Zones for International
Competitiveness.



About Accenture



Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a
broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital,
technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and
specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business
functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture
works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients
improve their performance and create sustainable value for their
stakeholders. With approximately 401,000 people serving clients in more
than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the
world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.


Contacts


Accenture
Kazumi Yamada, +81-45-330-7157
kazumi.yamada@accenture.com

Agricultural Tractor Tires Market - Trends and Forecasts by… 2017年05月18日 05時43分

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#AutomotiveComponents--Technavio’s latest report on the global
agricultural tractor tires market
provides an analysis of
the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from
2017-2021. Technavio
defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to
significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.








Praveen Kumar, a lead analyst from Technavio, specializing in research
on automotive
components
sector, says, “The global
agricultural tractor tires market
is moderately competitive.
The market has a limited number of well-established vendors and is
steadily growing. The factors driving farm mechanization are increased
efficiency and improved productivity. The increased use of tractors in
farms will drive the demand for agricultural tires
.”



In the Americas and Europe, large tire size (greater than 500 mm) is
more popular unlike that of APAC as average land size is bigger in the
Americas and Europe than in other regions. Farmers in such regions
require high-powered engine tractors, as the load required for plowing,
harrowing, and pushing agricultural machinery from one place to another,
and other similar farm-related tasks will be more.



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The top three emerging trends driving the global agricultural tractor
tires market according to Technavio research analysts are:



Increase in demand for high flexion tractor tires



There has been a growing demand for high flexion tractor tires that can
carry load with approximately 40% reduced air pressure. These tires have
several advantages as they guarantee longer footprint by reducing soil
compaction, causing a higher yield.



The tire lugs are manufactured in such a way that they help tractors
move in dirt and mud with ease, and such designs also reduce tire
slippage. In 2016, Michelin Automotive Tires demonstrated low-pressure
tires, using high flexion technology at a farm show in Canada
,”
according to Praveen.



Increase in consolidation of fragmented land in Europe and Americas



There has been a growing trend where the size of the land in the
Americas and Europe is getting consolidated since the return from larger
farms is greater than from smaller farms. Large companies in the US,
such as Monsanto and Archer-Daniels Midland, have started dominating the
agricultural market.



In the Americas, the average farm size is 432 acres of land, which is
much higher than the average land size in APAC. Larger farm size helps
farmers to decrease the cost of growing crops, as economies of scale can
be attained easily.



Asia to emerge as a hub for airless tire manufacturing



As demand for natural rubber is expected to increase, specialty tire
manufacturers (like airless tire manufacturers) are likely to focus on
making Asia the hub for tires, as eight of the 10 prominent rubber
producing countries are in Asia. In addition, the demand for vehicles is
also increasing in Asia, when compared with developed regions such as
the Americas and Europe.



The key vendors are as follows:




  • Bridgestone


  • MICHELIN


  • Titan International



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Technavio analysts employ primary as well as secondary research
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value chain, including vendors, service providers, distributors,
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Contacts


Technavio Research
Jesse Maida
Media & Marketing Executive
US:
+1 630 333 9501
UK: +44 208 123 1770
www.technavio.com

Japan Market Report for Endometrial Resection Devices 2017 … 2017年05月17日 22時34分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Japan
Market Report for Endometrial Resection Devices 2017 - MedCore"

report to their offering.




Before the procedure, the cervix is dilated and the cavity is inspected
for any abnormalities. The procedure can range anywhere from 20 minutes
to one hour, depending on the size of the cavity and if there are any
endometrial polyps or fibroids present that also need to be removed.
While the risk of complications is less with endometrial resection than
with a hysterectomy, the failure rate is higher; up to 20% of cases
still have bleeding heavy enough to require further treatment. This
technique requires a significant amount of skill and experience to
perform safely. The procedure has risks as significant as major surgery,
including infertility.



In resection, standard electricity is modified to create high-frequency
electrosurgical energy that has the ability to cut or coagulate tissue.
This electrosurgical current is passed through the resectoscope into an
attached electrode and either causes a vaporization (cutting) or
coagulation of the endometrial lining. The uterine cavity is distended
with fluid to allow for visualization and adequate room for the
resection tools.



Key Topics Covered:



Executive Summary



1. Research Methodology



2. Disease Overview



2.1 Basic Anatomy



2.2 Disease Pathology And Disorders



2.2.1 Introduction



2.2.2 General Diagnostics



2.2.3 Indications For Assisted Reproduction Technologies (Art)



2.2.4 Abnormal Uterine Bleeding



2.2.5 Gynecologic Cancer And Tumors In Reproductive System



2.2.6 Indications For Female Sterilization



2.2.7 Urinary Incontinence



2.2.8 Indications For Pelvic Organ Prolapse Repair



2.2.9 Indications For Co2 Fractional Laser



3. Product Assessment



3.1 Product Portfolios



3.1.1 Endometrial Resection



3.2 Regulatory Issues And Recalls



3.2.1 Endometrial Resection Device Market



3.3 Clinical Trials



4. Endometrial Resection Device Market



4.1 Introduction



4.1.1 Resectoscopes



4.1.2 Monopolar Electrodes



4.1.3 Bipolar Electrodes



4.2 Market Overview



4.3 Market Analysis And Forecast



4.3.1 Resectoscope Market



4.3.2 Total Electrode Loop Market



4.4 Drivers And Limiters



4.5 Competitive Market Share Analysis



Companies Mentioned




  • AngioDynamics


  • Astec Bio


  • BTG


  • Boston Scientific


  • Carl Zeiss


  • Cook Medical


  • Cooper Surgical


  • Esco Global


  • Irvine Scientific


  • Johnson & Johnson


  • Karl Storz


  • Kitazato


  • Leica


  • Life Global (IVF Online)


  • Medi-Con International


  • Medtronic


  • Merit Medical Systems


  • Naka Medical


  • Nidacon Medical


  • Olympus


  • Pentax


  • Reproline Medical


  • Richard Wolf


  • Rocket Medical


  • Sankyo Medical


  • Stryker


  • The Pipette Company


  • ThermoFisher


  • Vitrolife


  • Vitromed


  • Welch Allyn



For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4cst3f/japan_market




Contacts


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For
E.S.T. Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
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Fax: 646-607-1907
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Related
Topics: Medical
Devices

Japan Market Report for Assisted Reproduction Technology 20… 2017年05月17日 22時30分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Japan
Market Report for Assisted Reproduction Technology 2017 - MedCore"

report to their offering.




Assisted reproduction treatments are costly and a major life decision so
individuals wishing to conceive allocate the necessary funds in advance.
On average, Japanese men and women are in their 30s and are further
along in their careers when they have their first child, and thus most
have the necessary disposable income for ART treatments. In addition,
Japan was already affected by an economic downturn in 1998, and the
global financial crisis of 2008 has not substantially changed the market
situation.



The major market limiters on the Japanese ART market are the current
population pyramid and significantly smaller population that will be
seeking ART treatment over the next decade, the strict regulatory
framework in Japan and the more favorable options available through
reproductive tourism as well as the cost of treatments are all
restricting market growth.



Key Topics Covered:



Executive Summary



1. Research Methodology



2. Disease Overview



3. Product Assessment



4. Assisted Reproduction Technology Device Market



Companies Mentioned




  • AngioDynamics


  • Astec Bio


  • BTG


  • Boston Scientific


  • Carl Zeiss


  • Cook Medical


  • Cooper Surgical


  • Esco Global


  • Irvine Scientific


  • Johnson & Johnson


  • Karl Storz


  • Kitazato


  • Leica


  • Life Global (IVF Online)


  • Medi-Con International


  • Medtronic


  • Merit Medical Systems


  • Naka Medical


  • Nidacon Medical


  • Olympus


  • Pentax


  • Reproline Medical


  • Richard Wolf


  • Rocket Medical


  • Sankyo Medical


  • Stryker


  • The Pipette Company


  • ThermoFisher


  • Vitrolife


  • Vitromed


  • Welch Allyn



For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4d96zq/japan_market




Contacts


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For
E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call
1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S.
Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Related
Topics: Women's
Health

First Toyoko Inn Hotel Opening in the Philippines on May 18… 2017年05月17日 20時00分


- Hotel run by “omotenashi” spirit of women -


TOKYO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toyoko Inn Co., Ltd. (Headquartered in Tokyo, President and CEO Maiko
Kuroda) is proudly to announce its first opening of our new hotel in the
Philippines, “Toyoko Inn Cebu” (582 rooms). For the opening, we would
like to offer you a special introductory offer!








Toyoko Inn Cebu
Toyoko Inn Official Website Exclusive Opening
Campaign
Contents: Single Room PHP 1,900 > PHP 1,300
[Rates
for 2 guests]
Twin Room PHP 2,600 > PHP 1,700
* Twin Room C
PHP 2,800 > PHP 1,700
* Deluxe Twin Room (mini kitchens
installed) PHP 3,000 > PHP 1,700
* Deluxe Twin Room C (mini
kitchens installed) PHP 3,200 > PHP 1,700
Double Room PHP 2,400
> PHP 1,700
King Double Room PHP 2,600 > PHP 1,700




  • All tax included


  • For guest rooms with *
    3 guests PHP 2,200, 4 guests PHP 2,700



Period: Stays until 17 June 2017
Visit our official website for
more information: http://www.toyoko-inn.kr/index.html



Background



In 1986, we opened our first hotel in Kamata, Tokyo. In 2015 we reached
50,000 rooms and became one of the largest hotel chains in Japan.



To accomplish our final goal of opening 10.45 million clean, reliable,
reasonable rooms, we are now expanding overseas.



We provide same Japanese “omotenashi” hospitality as is in Japan.



We employ our staff at the location for job creation.



About



Toyoko Inn Cebu is located on the 6th to 18th floor of “Jcentre Mall”
which is in central part of Cebu. Facilities are the same to the ones in
Japan so that you can experience our original atmosphere.



To add more, we have installed mini kitchens for long term travelers
inside both Deluxe Twin Rooms and Deluxe Twin C Rooms.



We also have free bus rides from Mactan-Cebu International Airport to
cut down number of transfers for you.



Name: Toyoko Inn Cebu (6th to 18th floor of “J-center-mall”)
Address:
J Centre Mall, 165 A.S. Fortuna St., Bakilid, Mandaue City, 6014
Phone:
(+63)-(0)32-255-1045
Website: http://www.toyoko-inn.kr/index.html




Contacts


Toyoko Inn CO., Ltd.
Naomi Fujii / Miki Ogikubo, +81-(0)3-5703-1045
We
could reply only in Japanese.
koho@toyoko-inn.com
http://www.toyoko-inn.com
FAX:
+81-(0)3-3736-1138
1-7-4, Shin-kamata Ota City, Tokyo 144-0054



Toshiba's SO6L Package IC Photocouplers Now Have Option for… 2017年05月17日 16時11分


- New products realize direct replacement from current SDIP6(F type)
package products.




TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba
Corporation
's (TOKYO:6502) Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions
Company is expanding its line-up of SO6L IC photocouplers with a new
package type SO6L(LF4), the wide leadform option. The wide leadform
option is available for three high-speed IC photocouplers and five
IGBT/MOSFET driver photocouplers. Mass production shipments start today.






The new photocouplers are in a SO6L(LF4) package and can be mounted on
land patterns of SDIP6(F type) products with a maximum height of 4.15mm.
The SO6L(LF4)’s 2.3mm (max) thin package offers users the
advantage of directly replacing SDIP6(F type) products in
height-critical applications that require lower package height, such as
a back of PCBs.



To support replacement of widely used original land pattern of SDIP6(F
type) package products, Toshiba will expand the wide leadform option
line-up for other SO6L IC photocouplers.



The latest Gartner market report recognizes Toshiba as the leading
manufacturer of optocouplers by sales in 2015 and 2016, with 23% of
sale-based market share in CY2016. (Source: Gartner “Market Share:
Semiconductor Devices and Applications Worldwide 2016” 30 March, 2016)



Toshiba will continue to deliver products that meet the needs of
customers by promoting the development of a diverse portfolio of
photocouplers and photorelays tailored to market trends.




































































 


Applications



 

 

High-speed communication photocoupler



• Factory networking



• High-speed digital interfacing for instrumentation and control
devices



• I/O interface boards



• Programmable logic controllers (PLCs)



• Intelligent power module (IPM) drive *



*TLP2704(LF4)

 



IGBT/MOSFET driver photocoupler



• Industrial inverters



• Air conditioner inverters



• Inverters for solar energy





























 


Features



 

 

Package height: 2.3mm (max)



1.85mm lower than SDIP6(F type) (reduced 45 %)



Pin distance: 9.35mm (min)



Direct replacement is possible since SDIP6(F type) pin distance is
9.4mm (min)




























































































































































 


Main Specifications



 


(@Ta=25℃)




Part
number



 

Package

 


Creepage
distance
min
(mm)



 


BVs
min
(kVrms)



 


ICC
max
(mA)



 


Threshold
input
current
max
(mA)



 


Propagation
delay
max
(ns)



 


Peak
output
current
max
(A)



 


CMR
min
(kV/μs)



TLP2704(LF4)


SO6L-LF4


8


5


1.3


5


550


-


±20

TLP2761(LF4)





1


1.6


80


-


±20

TLP2768A(LF4)





4


5


60


-


±20

TLP5701(LF4)





2


5


500


0.6


±20

TLP5702(LF4)





3


5


200


2.5


±20

TLP5751(LF4)





3


4


150


1


±35

TLP5752(LF4)








2.5


TLP5754(LF4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 


Follow the link below for more on the new products and Toshiba’s
photocoupler line-up.
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/product/opto/photocoupler.html



Customer Inquiries:
Optoelectronic Device Sales & Marketing Dept.
Tel:
+81-3-3457-3431
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/contact.html



Information in this document, including product prices and
specifications, content of services and contact information, is correct
on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior
notice.



About Toshiba
Toshiba Corporation, a
Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in
advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus
business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and
safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that
sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of
The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People,
Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is
contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can
live better lives.



Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global
network of 550 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people
worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50
billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)
To find out more about Toshiba,
visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm




Contacts


Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Storage & Electronic
Devices Solutions Company
Digital Marketing Department
Chiaki
Nagasawa, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



東芝:SO6LパッケージのIC出力フォトカプラにパッケージオプシ… 2017年05月17日 16時11分


~当社従来パッケージ(SDIP6(F type))からの直接置き換えが可能なSO6L(LF4)~




東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 株式会社東芝ストレージ&デバイスソリューション社は、現在販売中のSO6LパッケージのIC出力フォトカプラに、ワイドリードフォーム[注1]オプションのSO6L(LF4)パッケージのラインアップを追加し、本日から出荷を開始します。
SO6L(LF4)パッケージ製品は、高速通信用3品種、IGBT/MOSFET駆動用5品種の計8品種をラインアップしました。






新製品は、当社SDIP6(F type)パッケージ (ワイドリードフォーム、パッケージ高さ最大4.15mm)
のランドパターンに実装可能です。さらに、パッケージ高さが最大2.3mmと、当社SDIP6(F
type)パッケージと比較して約45%薄型化しています。基板裏面への実装など、高さ制限のある箇所への搭載が可能となります。



幅広く採用されているSDIP6(F
type)の基板実装パターンを活かした世代交代を図るため、今後、他のSO6L製品群にもワイドリードフォームオプション製品を展開していきます。



米大手ITアドバイザリ会社ガートナー社の最新レポートにおいて、当社は2015年から2016年にかけて、売り上げベースでシェアNo.1のフォトカプラメーカーと認定されました。また、そのレポートによると、当社は2016年に販売金額ベースで市場シェア23%を獲得しました。(出典:Gartner
“Market Share: Semiconductor Devices and Applications Worldwide, 2016”
30 March 2016)



当社は、市場動向に合わせた多様なフォトカプラ・フォトリレーの開発を推進することで、お客様のニーズに応える製品を届け続けます。



応用機器




  • 高速通信用
    (FAネットワーク、デジタルインタフェース、I/Oインタフェースボード、プログラマブルロジックコントローラ、インテリジェントパワーモジュール駆動[注2]など)


  • IGBT/MOSFET駆動用
    (汎用インバータ、エアコンインバータ、太陽光発電インバータなど)



新製品の主な特長



パッケージ高さ: 2.3 mm (max) [SDIP6(F type)の高さに比べ1.85 mm低い (45 %減)]
ピン間距離:
9.35 mm (min) [SDIP6(F type)のピン間距離が9.4 mm (min)のため直接置き換えが可能]











































































































































































 



新製品の主な仕様



 


(@Ta=25℃)



品番

 

パッケージ

 


沿面距離
min
(mm)



 


絶対最大定格



 


供給電流
IDDH,IDDL
max
(mA)



 


スレッショルド
入力電流
IFLH
max
(mA)



 


伝達遅延
時間
tpLH,tpHL
max
(ns)





ピーク
出力電流
IOPH,IOPL
max
(A)



 


瞬時コモンモード
ノイズ除去電圧
CMH,CML
min
(kV/μs)







絶縁耐圧
BVS
(kVrms)








TLP2704(LF4)


SO6L-LF4


8


5


1.3


5


550


-


±20

TLP2761(LF4)





1


1.6


80


-


±20

TLP2768A(LF4)





4


5


60


-


±20

TLP5701(LF4)





2


5


500


±0.6


±20

TLP5702(LF4)





3


5


200


±2.5


±20

TLP5751(LF4)





3


4


150


±1


±35

TLP5752(LF4)








±2.5


TLP5754(LF4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

±4

 

 


[注1]: 標準外囲器に対しリード幅を広げる加工を施したリード形状品。
[注2]: 対象品番 TLP2704(LF4)



新製品を含む東芝のフォトカプラ製品については下記ホームページをご覧ください。
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/jp/product/opto/photocoupler.html



お客様からの製品に関するお問い合わせ先:
オプトデバイス営業推進部
Tel: 03-3457-3431
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/jp/contact.html



*本資料に掲載されている情報(製品の価格/仕様、サービスの内容及びお問い合わせ先など)は、発表日現在の情報です。予告なしに変更されることがありますので、あらかじめご了承ください。




Contacts


報道関係の本資料に関するお問い合わせ先:
株式会社東芝 ストレージ&デバイスソリューション社
デジタルマーケティング部
長沢千秋
Tel:
03-3457-4963
e-mail: semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



Mitsubishi Electric Develops Cyber-attack Detection Technol… 2017年05月17日 11時30分


Real-time detection of cyber-attacks on control systems will
contribute to infrastructure stability


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi
Electric Corporation
(TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has
developed a cyber-attack detection technology that quickly identifies
network traffic that deviates from predefined normal commands in the
control systems of critical infrastructure. The technology detects
ingenious cyber attacks disguised as normal commands targeted on
critical infrastructure for electric power, natural gas, water,
chemicals and petroleum without reducing the real-time control
capability, which is expected to help ensure infrastructure stability.




Commercialization for electric power infrastructure is planned from
around fiscal 2018. Other applications will be developed in
collaboration with the Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP)
challenge for the cyber security of critical infrastructure.



Realization of the new technology was supported by the results of a
development project that was commissioned by the New Energy and
Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and undertaken by
the Control System Security Center (CSSC).



For the full text, please visit: http://www.mitsubishielectric.com/news




Contacts


Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Customer Inquiries
Information
Technology R&D Center
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/ssl/contact/company/rd/form.html
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/company/rd/
or
Media
Inquiries

Takeyoshi Komatsu, +81-3-3218-2346
Public
Relations Division
prd.gnews@nk.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/



Global Orthopedic Implant Market 2017 - Focus on Japan Mark… 2017年05月17日 01時23分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global
Orthopedic Implant Market - Focus on Japan Market Outlook 2022"

report to their offering.




The report Global Orthopaedic Implants Market-Focus on Japan Market
Outlook 2022 provides information on the current scenario, detailed
market outlook of the Japanese orthopaedic implant market. It further
provides detailed analysis of various sub-segments such as Hip implant,
Knee implants, Shoulder implant, Elbow implant and others.



Future forecasts of Japanese orthopaedic implants market overall and
across various sub-segments till 2022 is provided in the report.
Furthermore, major industry players, both international and domestic,
have been prudently analyzed in the competitive landscape section of the
report in order to provide key comparative insights.



Major international industry players operating in the Japanese joint
replacement market include Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Stryker Corporation,
Smith & Nephew, DePuy Synthes, among others. Prominent Japanese industry
players include Japan MDM Inc., KYOCERA Corporation, Seikagaku
Corporation and Teijin Nakashima Medical Co. These players are profiled
herein based on attributes such as business overview, product segments
and financial analysis. It also compiles performance comparison of
aforementioned companies and other leading companies in the segment
based on various parameters in the competitive landscape section. In
totality, the report provides detailed market analysis, with relevant
forecasted data supported by key market dynamics. This information will
be helpful in evaluating opportunities in global as well as Japanese
orthopaedic implants market.



The report provides comprehensive coverage on major industry drivers,
restraints, and their impact on market growth during the forecast
period. Furthermore, the study encompasses various market specific
growth opportunities in Japanese orthopedic implants market.



The report has been segmented as following:



Market Segmentation (Global & Japan):



- Orthopedic Implants



- Knee Implants



- Hip Implants



- Elbow Implants



- Shoulder Implants



- Others



Key Vendors - MNCs:



- Stryker Corporation



- Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc.



- Smith & Nephew



- DePuy Synthes



Key Vendors - Japanese:



- Japan MDM, Inc.



- KYOCERA Corporation



- Seikagaku Corporation



- Teijin Nakashima Medical Co., Ltd.



Key Topics Covered:



1. Executive Summary



2. Research Methodology



3. Global Orthopedic Implant Market



4. Global Orthopedic Implant Market Segmentation



5. Japan Orthopedic Implant Market Analysis



6. Market Dynamics



7. Competitive Landscape



8. Company Profiles




  • DePuy Synthes


  • Japan MDM Inc.


  • KYOCERA Corporation


  • Seikagaku Corporation


  • Smith & Nephew


  • Stryker Corporation


  • Teijin Nakashima Medical Co.


  • Zimmer Biomet Holdings



For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/8zcr5b/global_orthopedic




Contacts


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For
E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call
1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S.
Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Related
Topics: Orthopedic
Devices

Renesas Electronics America Addresses Cybersecurity for Med… 2017年05月16日 21時00分


Renesas’ Kaushal Vora and Mark Schaeffer Discuss the Platform
Approach to Connected Device Security


SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Renesas Electronics America Inc., a premier supplier of advanced
semiconductor solutions, will address medical device design in the
Internet of Things (IoT) era at MEDSec
2017
, May 23-24, taking place at DoubleTree by Hilton in San Jose,
Calif. Renesas executives will share insights on the state of medical
device security and strategies for developing secure connected devices
that also address low power, cost, management, and regulatory
considerations required by the medical community.




“Security is the new battleground for today’s connected medical devices,
and medical device OEMs need a design strategy that will support
security from authenticating the device to protecting the device and its
data,” said Vin D’Agostino, Vice President General Purpose Products,
Renesas Electronics America Inc. “The platform design approach, with
integrated hardware and software, allows medical device designers to
build in security from the authentication layer to the chip, protecting
their systems against cyber threats as well as physical tampering.”



Speaker Presentation



Kaushal Vora, Global Segment Lead for Healthcare, and Mark Schaeffer,
Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Security Solutions, Synergy IoT Platform
Business Division, will discuss how to approach security design for the
new generation of connected medical devices. During the session, they
will discuss the platform-based approach to manufacturing a trusted
device and integrating security with the Cloud, and examine how this
method impacts operations, budgets, planning, and insurance/compliance
requirements.



What: “A Platform Approach to Securing Your Medical Devices”
When:
May 24, 2017, 10:40 am PT
Where: Donner Conference Rooms



For more information on Renesas, follow Renesas Electronics America at
@RenesasAmerica on Twitter and http://www.facebook.com/RenesasAmerica.



About Renesas Electronics America



Renesas Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Renesas Electronics
Corporation (TSE:
6723
), delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete
semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent
devices to enhance the way people work and live—securely and safely. The
number one global
supplier of microcontrollers, and a leader in Analog & Power and SoC
products, Renesas provides the expertise, quality, and comprehensive
solutions for a broad range of Automotive, Industrial, Home Electronics
(HE), Office Automation (OA), and Information Communication Technology
(ICT) applications to help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.



(Remarks) Renesas Synergy is a trademark of Renesas Electronics
Corporation. All other registered trademarks or trademarks are the
property of their respective owners.




Contacts


Voce Communications, a Porter Novelli Company
Clint Gordy,
415-975-2268



Toshiba Expands Line-Up of Photorelays in DIP8 Packages by … 2017年05月16日 14時52分


- Company enhancing line-up of large current products with drive current
above 1A as replacements for mechanical relays in industrial
applications.


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba
Corporation
's (TOKYO:6502) Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions
Company today announced the launch of new two mid-voltage products, the
100V "TLP3823" with a 3A drive current, and the 200V "TLP3825" with a
1.5A drive current, additions to its line-up of large current
photorelays to replace mechanical relays. Mass production shipments
start today.








Alongside Toshiba’s current 60V “TLP3547” with a 5A drive current, the
new products with drive currents higher than 1A will extend the range of
photorelay application.



Recent years have seen accelerated replacement of mechanical relays with
photorelays. Toshiba is supporting and promoting this shift by applying
its latest trench MOSFET, 8th generation UMOS, to realize
output currents exceeding 1A.



Unlike mechanical relays, photorelays have no physical contacts subject
to wear and tear, an advantage that contributes to set reliability. Use
of photorelays also supports development of smaller and thinner
products. Toshiba’s new photorelays also offer the advantage of a
guaranteed pulsed on-state current that is three times larger than
continuous on-state current, securing a bigger margin for safety design.



The latest Gartner market report recognizes Toshiba as the leading
manufacturer of optocouplers by sales in 2015 and 2016, with a 23% by
sale-based market share in CY2016. (Source: Gartner “Market Share
Semiconductor Devices and Applications Worldwide 2016”, 30 March 2016).



Toshiba will continue to deliver products that meet the needs of
customers by promoting the development of a diverse portfolio of
photocouplers and photorelays tailored to market trends.



Features



TLP3823: VOFF=100V(min), ION=3A(max), ION(pulse)=9A(max)@t=100ms,
Duty=1/10
TLP3825: VOFF=200V(min), ION=1.5A(max),
ION(pulse)=4.5A(max)@t=100ms, Duty=1/10



Main Applications



• Industrial equipment
• General purpose inverters
• Heating,
Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
• Thermostats

Building automation equipment
• Semiconductor testers (Memory, SoC,
LSI)
• Various test equipment
• Replacement of mechanical
relays





























































































































 


Main Specifications



 


(@Ta=25℃)



Part Number

 

Absolute Maximum Rating

 


On-state
Resistance



 


Trigger
LED
current



IFT
max
(mA)



 


Off-State
Current



 


Turn-On
time
tON
typ.
(ms)



 


Turn-Off
Time
tOFF
typ.
(ms)



 

Package



Off-state
output
terminal
Voltage
VOFF
(V)



 


On-state
Current
ION
(A)



 


On-state
current
(pulsed)
IONP
(A)



 


Isolation
voltage
BVS
(Vrms)





RON
typ.
(mΩ)



 


RON
max
(mΩ)






IOFF
max
(μA)
@VOFF
(V)






TLP3547


60


5


15


2500


22


50


5



1



(@VOFF=60(V))




2.5


0.1


DIP8

TLP3823[1]


100


3


9


2500


60


150


5



1



(@VOFF=100(V))




1.5


0.1


TLP3825[1]

 

200

 

1.5

 

4.5

 

2500

 

250

 

500

 

5

 


1



@VOFF=200(V))



 

0.25

 

0.1

 

 


Notes
[1] New products.



Follow the link below for more on the new products and Toshiba’s
photorelay line-up.
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/product/opto/photocoupler/photorelay.html



Customer Inquiries:
Optoelectronic Device Sales & Marketing Dept.
Tel:
+81-3-3457-3431
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/contact.html



Information in this document, including product prices and
specifications, content of services and contact information, is correct
on the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior
notice.



About Toshiba



Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class
capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems
into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life,
that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life;
and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by
the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed
to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations
and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to
come can live better lives.



Founded in Tokyo in 1875, today’s Toshiba is at the heart of a global
network of 550 consolidated companies employing 188,000 people
worldwide, with annual sales surpassing 5.6 trillion yen (US$50
billion). (As of March 31, 2016.)
To find out more about Toshiba,
visit www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm




Contacts


Media Inquiries:
Toshiba Corporation
Storage & Electronic
Devices Solutions Company
Digital Marketing Department
Chiaki
Nagasawa, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



東芝:DIP8パッケージのフォトリレーに中耐圧製品を追加 2017年05月16日 14時52分


~産業機器向けメカニカルリレーの置き換え用に1Aを超す大電流タイプのラインアップを拡充~


東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 株式会社東芝ストレージ&デバイスソリューション社は、産業機器などで使われるメカニカルリレーの置き換え用に、新製品として接点耐圧100V/電流制御3Aの「TLP3823」と接点耐圧200V/電流制御1.5Aの「TLP3825」を追加し、本日から出荷を開始します。60V接点耐圧で5Aの電流制御が可能な大電流フォトリレーの従来製品「TLP3547」に加えて、接点耐圧が必要な用途にも出力1Aを超す大電流タイプのラインアップが拡充され、応用範囲が広がります。








近年、メカニカルリレーからフォトリレーへの置き換えが進んでいます。当社のフォトリレーは、最新世代の自社製トレンチMOSFET(第8世代U-MOS)を搭載することで出力1Aを超す電流範囲を拡大し、置き換えをさらに加速します。
また、フォトリレーは、メカニカルリレーと比べると機械的接点を持たないため、接点摩擦による劣化が生じず、セットの信頼性の向上とともに、小型化にも貢献します。さらに、新製品はすべて、出力電流の瞬時最大定格を定常定格の3倍で保証し、安全設計の点でもマージンの確保が可能となります。



米大手ITアドバイザリ会社ガートナー社の最新レポートにおいて、当社は2015年から2016年にかけて、売り上げベースでシェアNo.1のフォトカプラメーカーと認定されました。また、そのレポートによると、当社は2016年に販売金額ベースで市場シェア23%を獲得しました。(出典:Gartner
“Market Share: Semiconductor Devices and Applications Worldwide, 2016”30
March 2016)



当社は、市場動向に合わせた多様なフォトカプラ・フォトリレーの開発を推進することで、お客様のニーズに応える製品を届け続けます。



新製品の特長
TLP3823:耐圧100V(最小)、定常オン電流3A(最大)、
瞬時オン電流9A(最大)→@t=100ms,Duty=1/10に限り
TLP3825:耐圧200V(最小)、定常オン電流1.5A(最大)、
瞬時オン電流4.5A(最大)→@t=100ms,Duty=1/10に限り



応用機器
• 産業機器
• 汎用インバータ
• HVAC[注1]

サーモスタット
• ビルディングオートメーションシステム
• 半導体テスタ (メモリ、SoC、LSI)

各種計測器
• メカニカルリレーの置き換え



























































































































 


(@Ta=25℃)



品番

 

絶対最大定格

 

オン抵抗

 


トリガ
LED
電流
IFT
max
(mA)



 

オフ電流

 


ターンオン
時間
tON
typ.
(ms)



 


ターンオフ
時間
tOFF
typ.
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[注1]Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
(暖房、換気、および空調):建物の暖房、換気、および空調に関するシステムと技術
[注2]新製品



新製品を含む東芝のフォトリレー製品については下記ホームページをご覧ください。
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/jp/product/opto/photocoupler/photorelay.html



お客様からの製品に関するお問い合わせ先:
オプトデバイス営業推進部
Tel: 03-3457-3431
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/jp/contact.html



*本資料に掲載されている情報(製品の価格/仕様、サービスの内容及びお問い合わせ先など)は、発表日現在の情報です。予告なしに変更されることがありますので、あらかじめご了承ください。




Contacts


報道関係の本資料に関するお問い合わせ先:
株式会社東芝 ストレージ&デバイスソリューション社
デジタルマーケティング部
長沢千秋
Tel:
03-3457-4963
e-mail: semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



株式会社ピューズ ホームページリニューアルのお知らせ 2017年05月16日 12時00分

東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 電気自動車の車両開発、テクニカルコンサルティング、部品販売を行う(株)ピューズ(本社:東京、代表取締役社長:大沼伸人)は、ホームページをリニューアルいたしましたのでお知らせいたします。
今回のリニューアルでは、ご利用頂くお客様にとって、弊社の行っているサービスをより知って頂ける様なサイトを目指し、構成やデザインを全面的に刷新いたしました。
既存のURL[http://www.pues.co.jp/]にてホームページをご覧いただけます。
新ホームページはスマートフォン/タブレット端末での閲覧にも対応しております。




これからも何卒よろしくお願いいたします。



【会社概要】
(株)ピューズは、お客様のご要求に合わせて、常に最新の情報・手法に基づき、燃料電池自動車などの次世代自動車用電動駆動システム、制御システムの研究・開発・製作・評価を行い試作から量産まで対応します。
名称:株式会社ピューズ
URL:http://www.pues.co.jp




Contacts


【本件に関する問い合わせ先】
株式会社ピューズ
担当: 営業企画部 淺野 晃司
TEL: 046-226-5501
FAX:
046-226-5505
MAIL: asano.koji@pues.co.jp



Agatha's Content Management Cloud for Life-Sciences and Hea… 2017年05月16日 10時00分


World’s Lightest Fully Compliant Document Management


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Agatha Inc. today announced the acceleration of the global expansion of
Agatha’s Quality and Content Management Cloud Service for the
Life-sciences and Healthcare (http://agathalife.com).
Agatha further enters into the global market after a track record of
successful clients in Japan, Europe and US.
Agatha will present the
market's most easy-to-use and cost effective cloud service at DIA 2017
Annual Meeting held in Chicago during June 18-22.




Easy-to-use and cost effective with compliance



Traditional regulatory compliant document management systems struggle to
add more and more features and to address growing complexity. The
existing legacy systems are difficult to use without extensive training
and very expensive. Such heavy systems cannot keep up with increasing
flexible needs of cross organizational projects.



Agatha provides the lightest fully compliant content management solution
on the market to investigators and clinical coordinators, CROs and
pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Agatha offers their
best-of-breed, easy-to-use and cost effective service in full compliance
with global regulations such as the US FDA's 21 CFR Part 11. Its modern
cloud architecture is built on Amazon Web Services, most widely
acknowledged platform in the Life-science and Healthcare.



Agatha is so easy to use that a client is typically up and running with
validated document management workspaces within a few days. With Agatha
eTMF, clinical research projects can build and execute trials with
greater efficiency to speed trials and reduce efforts and costs. For
manufacturing facilities, quality teams can improve quality management
system with Agatha’s SOP management and training record solution.



Track record in Japan



Agatha cloud solution has been rapidly growing in Japan market since its
business launch. Agatha has dozens of clients including hospitals, CROs,
and pharmaceutical companies. Users are using Agatha globally, from US,
Europe and Japan. The top 3 reasons why customers chose Agatha are cost
effectiveness, easy-to-use and stylish user interface, and experienced
professional team.



Join Agatha at DIA Annual in Chicago



Agatha will exhibit at DIA 2017 Annual Meeting held in Chicago during
June 18-22. Join Agatha at the DIA Annual – Booth #556.



[About Agatha]
Agatha Inc. provides best-of-breed and
cost-effective quality and content management solutions for the
Life-sciences and Healthcare. Agatha is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
For more information see http://agathalife.com.




Contacts


Agatha Inc.
Sumiko Sagara, +81-50-3177-5299
marketing@agathalife.com



治験・臨床研究のペーパーレス化とコスト削減を実現する文書管… 2017年05月16日 10時00分

東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) --
医療・医薬分野向けクラウドサービス「Agatha(アガサ)」が日本国内での多くの導入・活用実績をふまえて海外マーケットへ本格進出します。6月18日(日)~22日(木)にアメリカ・イリノイ州シカゴで開催される「DIA(Drug
Information Association)」の DIA Annual Meeting 2017(DIA
2017年年次会合)に出展し、世界の医療・医薬分野関係者にサービスリリースをアナウンスします。「Agatha(アガサ)」は医療・医薬分野で必要とされるコンプライアンス要件に準拠した文書管理クラウドサービスです。治験・臨床研究のペーパーレス化とコスト削減を全世界のお客様に提供していきます。



医療・医薬分野の基盤づくりを通して社会に貢献するアガサ株式会社(本社:東京都中央区、代表取締役社長:鎌倉千恵美)は、治験・臨床研究のペーパーレス化とコスト削減を実現する文書管理クラウドサービス「Agatha(アガサ)」の国内における導入・活用実績をふまえて、2017年5月16日(火)からアメリカ、ヨーロッパ、アジア各国・地域へのサービス提供を開始します。




▼ 医療・医薬業界向け文書管理クラウドサービス「Agatha(アガサ)」紹介ページ(日本語):http://www.agathalife.com/



▼ 医療・医薬業界向け文書管理クラウドサービス「Agatha(アガサ)」紹介ページ(英語):http://www.agathalife.com/en



■国内の医療機関・医薬業界での豊富な導入・活用実績をふまえて世界各国・地域のマーケットへ本格進出!



アガサ株式会社は医療・医薬分野を対象に治験・臨床研究のペーパーレス化と大幅なコスト削減を実現する文書管理クラウドサービス「Agatha(アガサ)」を、2017年5月16日(火)からアメリカ、ヨーロッパ、アジア各国・地域へ提供開始します。



「Agatha(アガサ)」は、プロジェクト単位でドキュメントの共有・管理・保存など完全なペーパーレス化を実現するとともに、厚生労働省のER/ES指針をはじめGxP文書管理のコンプライアンス要件に準拠するなど国内外の法規制に対応した医療・医薬業界向け文書管理クラウドサービスです。



医療機関、製薬企業、医療機器企業、CRO(医薬品開発業務受託機関)、SMO(治験施設支援機関)、臨床検査会社などの治験・臨床研究の文書を扱う法人、団体および個人を主なユーザーとして、次の特徴やメリットを実現しています。



1.圧倒的に低価格な初期費用と導入・活用を実現
通常は数百万円以上とされる導入・活用コストを月額最低415円~/ユーザー(アカデミア価格)と圧倒的にリーズナブルな料金設定を実現しています。



2.完全なペーパーレス化とロケーションフリーを実現
紙への出力、コピー、郵送や持ち運びなど、これまでのドキュメント管理の煩雑さや手間、時間を解消するクラウドファイル共有を実現。ドキュメントのすべてを電子化し、常に最新版にアクセスできるので、場所や時間を問わずスピーディーなコミュニケーションが可能。さらに紙文書の管理コストや保管スペースコストの削減も実現します。



3.国内外の法規制要件への対応を実現
GxP規制に沿って、厚生労働省のER/ES指針、アメリカ食品医薬品局(FDA)のFDA 21
CFR Part 11などの要件を満たしたバリデーション実施済みのサービスです。



4.強固なセキュリティを実現
サービスプラットフォームに世界で高い実績を持つAWS(Amazon Web
Services)を採用しています。セキュアクラウドにデータを保管することで、災害時における事業継続計画(BCP)にも対応可能。AWSは海外企業や日本国内の医療機関、製薬企業にも導入・活用されています。



5.使いやすいUX/UIと充実のサポートを実現
「Agatha(アガサ)」はユーザー登録後、すぐにサービスが利用できます。直感的でわかりやすいUI(ユーザーインターフェイス)とトレーニング資料や標準的な手順書サンプルも用意。無料で「Agatha(アガサ)」の機能を確認できる試用も提供。快適なUX(ユーザーエクスペリエンス/利用環境)を実現しました。また医療・医薬分野の業務内容を理解した担当者によるサポート体制も整っています。



■世界市場へのサービス提供開始へ向けて DIA Annual Meeting 2017(DIA 2017年年次会合)に初出展



医療・医薬業界向け文書管理クラウドサービス「Agatha(アガサ)」の海外マーケットでのサービス提供開始について、6月18日(日)~22日(木)にアメリカ・イリノイ州シカゴで開催される「DIA(Drug
Information Association)」のDIA Annual Meeting 2017(DIA
2017年年次会合)に出展し、世界の医療・医薬分野関係者に「Agatha(アガサ)」の特徴やメリットを紹介します。



DIA(Drug Information Association)公式ウェブサイト:http://www.diaglobal.org/



【アガサ株式会社 (Agatha Inc.)について】
本社:〒103-0015 東京都中央区日本橋箱崎町1-2 FtFビル2F
代表者:代表取締役社長
鎌倉千恵美
設立日:2015年10月
電話番号:050-3177-5299(代表)
URL:http://agathalife.com
事業内容:臨床研究・治験の文書やコンテンツを管理するサービスの開発と運営



<私たちのビジョン>
治験・臨床研究の文書をプロジェクト単位で管理するためのクラウドサービスを、医療関連の各機関、企業に向けて提供する「アガサ」は、日本中の研究機関から新しい治療法や薬が創出される仕組み・基盤を作り、日本の技術や産業によって世界中の人々の健やかな人生に貢献することをビジョンとしています。




Contacts


【一般の方向けのお問い合わせ先】
アガサ株式会社
相良 寿美子
TEL: 05031775299
Email: marketing@agathalife.com



OpenXのプログラマティックダイレクトが500%以上成長 2017年05月16日 09時00分


パブリッシャーは売上が保証された新たなスペンドにアクセス可能


ロサンゼルス & ニューヨーク--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) --
プログラマティック広告マーケットプレイスを創造する世界的リーダー企業であるOpenXは本日、プログラマティックダイレクト事業の大幅な成長を発表しました。OpenXのプログラマティックダイレクトの売上高が前年比で500%以上増加し、同期間に200社以上の新たなパブリッシャーが追加されました。昨年、プログラマティックダイレクトのCPMは20%近く増加し、1日のスペンドは4倍以上になりました。




プライベートマーケットプレイス(PMP)では、バイヤーはより多くの独占的なプレミアム在庫にアクセスでき、特定の基準に沿ってその在庫を大規模に購入できます。具体的には、マルチパブリッシャーPMP取引では、バイヤーは1つの取引IDで複数のパブリッシャーにアクセスでき、重視するコンテンツや基準に合わせて厳選されたパッケージを実現できます。パブリッシャーはPMP取引を通じてインプレッションの真の価値を実現し、CPMを大幅に増加させています。



OpenXプログラマティックダイレクト事業の要点は次の通りです。




  • PMPを表示したインプレッションの35~50%はエクスチェンジで増分となり、バイヤーはより多くのプレミアム在庫にアクセスでき、パブリッシャーはさらなる売上を獲得。


  • OpenX PMPの落札率はオープンオークションでの落札率の2倍。


  • OpenXは、スケールレベルで最も多くのマルチパブリッシャーPMP需要を誇る。



The Trade
Deskのティム・シムズ在庫パートナーシップ担当副社長は、次のように述べています。「私たちは、マルチパブリッシャー取引でのカスタマイズレベルを評価しています。PMPを通じて得られるカスタムパッケージは本質的に、プログラマティックで大規模に活用できる直接取引です。The
Trade
DeskとOpenXは、品質に対する取り組みで共通しています。これらの取引により、今後も引き続き広告主はより大規模にターゲットオーディエンスにリーチできると確信しています。」



インターマーケッツのプログラマティック戦略担当副社長のエリック・レキダン氏は、次のように述べています。「以前は利用できなかったスペンドにプログラマティックにアクセスできるようになったことと、Real
Time
Guaranteedの進化に伴いより良い予測の知見を今後も継続して得られることは、私たちにとって大きな魅力です。業界は、プログラマティックダイレクトに向かっています。これまでにOpenXで達成した成果に本当に満足しています。業界が保証付き取引への移行を続ける中で、協力を続けていきたいと思います。」



OpenXのプログラマティックダイレクト・アドサーバー担当ゼネラルマネジャーのポール・スターンヘルは、次のように述べています。「ブランドセーフでターゲットを絞った大規模な在庫の必要性やプログラマティックの効率性を考えれば、保証された取引への需要は急激に増加すると期待できます。プログラマティックダイレクトのプレミアムな性質はリッチメディア取引にも最適で、マルチフォーマットの採用が増えることを期待しています。今後数カ月にわたり、私たちはパートナーと緊密に協力し、プログラマティックダイレクト・マーケットプレイスの拡大と、パブリッシャーとバイヤーをつなぐより効率的なツールの構築を継続していきます。」



OpenXについて



OpenXは、デジタルメディア企業の経済的可能性を最大化することに傾注しています。当社はこの実現に当たり、あらゆるスクリーンに表示されるすべての広告でパブリッシャーおよび広告主に最適な価値を提供すべく設計されたデジタル広告マーケット/テクノロジーを創造することに取り組んでいます。



OpenXでは、大規模な広告マーケットプレイスを企画・運営する上での独自の経験を有するチームを構築しています。当社は、マーケットデザイン、革新的なテクノロジー、オペレーショナルエクセレンス、親身的なパートナーサービスを融合し、デジタル広告の最前線にてこれらを適用することに当社同様に大きな魅力を感じ、思慮に富み、創造力を持った実践者を常に求めています。



http://www.openx.com @openx



本記者発表文の公式バージョンはオリジナル言語版です。翻訳言語版は、読者の便宜を図る目的で提供されたものであり、法的効力を持ちません。翻訳言語版を資料としてご利用になる際には、法的効力を有する唯一のバージョンであるオリジナル言語版と照らし合わせて頂くようお願い致します。


Contacts


OpenX
Tiffany Collins, 212-933-9080 x3034
press@openx.com

株式会社東京アールアンドデー・人とくるまのテクノロジー展201… 2017年05月16日 08時30分

東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 株式会社東京アールアンドデー(本社:東京都千代田区、代表取締役社長:大沼伸人、www.tr-d.co.jp)は、2017年5月24日(水)から26日(金)まで、パシフィコ横浜(神奈川県横浜市)で開催される「人とくるまのテクノロジー展2017
横浜」にグループ会社の株式会社ピューズ(www.pues.co.jp)、東京R&Dコンポジット工業株式会社(www.trdc.co.jp)と共同出展いたします。




本展示会では、環境省事業「燃料電池小型トラックの開発」のご紹介、「小型燃料電池試験モジュール」、EV・FCV向け車両遠隔監視&データ分析ソリューション「Visual
M2M(最新版)」、ピューズ社によるUN-ECE-R100.02対応の「電気バス用バッテリパック」、DC48Vで充電可能な「電動小型車両用急速充電器」、東京R&Dコンポジット工業による「CFRP製自転車フレーム」など、次世代自動車技術に繋がる幅広い要素を展示致します。



■会期:2017年5月24日(水)~26日(金)AM10:00 ~ PM6:00 (26日のみPM5:00)



■場所:パシフィコ横浜(神奈川県横浜市西区みなとみらい1-1-1)



■小間番号:㈱東京アールアンドデー【350】



■展示会オフィシャルサイト: http://expo.jsae.or.jp/




Contacts


本件の問合せ先
株式会社東京アールアンドデー
広報部
Tel:046-227-1101
担当:水野 
景太(みずの けいた)



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