ビジネスワイヤ(バフェットのBerkshire Hathaway group)

NeoPhotonics Completes Sale of Low Speed Transceiver Busine… 2017年01月17日 22時30分

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN) (“NEOPHOTONICS” or the “Company”), a leading
designer and manufacturer of advanced hybrid photonic integrated
optoelectronic modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive,
high-speed communications networks, today announced that it has
completed the previously announced sale of its Access and Low Speed
transceiver product lines (the “Low Speed Business”) to APAT
Optoelectronics Components Co., Ltd. (“APAT OE”) of Shenzhen, China, a
designer and manufacturer of optical sub-assemblies for telecom and
datacom markets, under previously announced deal terms.



Commenting on the closing, Tim Jenks, NeoPhotonics’ Chief Executive
Officer stated, “We are pleased to complete the sale of our Low Speed
Business. This transaction further solidifies our focus on serving the
highest speed, highest performance and highest growth segments in the
optical communications market where we believe our vertically integrated
advanced hybrid photonic integration technology will have the greatest
impact.”



In 2015, and for the first nine months of 2016, the Low Speed Business
generated $92.8 million and $50.7 million in revenue, respectively, and
gross profit of $17.1 million and $9.7 million, respectively. Net assets
for the business were approximately $17.0 million as of September 30,
2016.



About NeoPhotonics Corporation



NeoPhotonics is a designer and manufacturer of advanced hybrid photonic
integrated optoelectronic modules and subsystems for
bandwidth-intensive, high-speed communications networks. The Company's
products enable cost-effective, high-speed data transmission and
efficient allocation of bandwidth over communications networks.
NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San Jose, California and ISO
9001:2000 certified engineering and manufacturing facilities in Silicon
Valley (USA), Japan and China. For additional information visit www.neophotonics.com.



About the Low Speed Business



NeoPhotonics’ Low Speed Business designs, manufactures and sells a
portfolio of optical communication transceiver products, including PON,
or passive optical network, transceivers as well as optical transceivers
used in telecom client, access and enterprise network applications.



About APAT Optoelectronic Components Company, Ltd.



APAT Optoelectronics Components Company, Ltd is a leading designer,
developer and global supplier of optical devices primarily in the FTTH
market. With a focus on automation and process innovation, APAT OE has
achieved a reputation for high quality and is the supplier of choice for
many large telecom equipment companies. APAT OE is based in Shenzhen,
China, a center for technology innovations and is benefited from the
closeness to its key customers and an abundance of engineering talents.
For more information, visit APAT OE’s website: www.apatoe.com.



APAT, APAT Optoelectronic, and the APAT logo are trademarks of APAT OE.



© 2017 NeoPhotonics Corporation. All rights reserved. NeoPhotonics and
the red dot logo are trademarks of NeoPhotonics Corporation. All other
marks are the property of their respective owners.



Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995



This press release includes statements that qualify as forward-looking
statements under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements include statements about the following
topics: anticipated benefits of the sale transaction, future financial
results, demand for the Company’s high speed products, the Company’s
market position and industry trends. Forward-looking statements are
subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual
results to differ materially. Those risks and uncertainties relating to
the sale transaction include, but are not limited to, such factors as:
potential purchase price adjustments due to non-achievement of
post-closing transaction warranty commitments; potential effects of
disruption from the transaction; or actual or contingent liabilities or
contractual, intellectual property or employment issues that arise as a
result of the transaction or efforts to consummate the transaction.
Those risks and uncertainties relating to NeoPhotonics’ continuing
business include, but are not limited to, such factors as: the Company’s
reliance on a small number of customers for a substantial portion of its
revenues; ability of the Company to meet customer demand; market growth
in China and other key countries; possible reduction in or volatility of
customer orders or delays in shipments of products to customers; timing
of customer drawdowns of vendor-managed inventory; possible disruptions
in the supply chain or in demand for the Company’s products due to
industry developments; the ability of the Company's vendors and
subcontractors to supply or manufacture the Company's products in a
timely manner; economic conditions or natural disasters; volatility in
utilization of manufacturing operations, supporting utility services and
other manufacturing costs; reductions in the Company’s rate of new
design wins, and/or the rate at which design wins go into production,
and the rate of customer acceptance of new product introductions;
potential pricing pressure that may arise from changing supply or demand
conditions in the industry; the impact of any previous or future
acquisitions; challenges involving integration of acquired businesses
and utilization of acquired technology; the impact of the anticipated
sale of the low speed products; market adoption, revenue growth and
margins of acquired products; changes in demand for the Company's
products; the impact of competitive products and pricing and alternative
technological advances; the accuracy of estimates used to prepare the
Company's financial statements and forecasts; the timely and successful
development and market acceptance of new products and upgrades to
existing products; the difficulty of predicting future cash needs; the
nature of other investment opportunities available to the Company from
time to time; the Company’s operating cash flow; changes in economic and
industry projections; a decline in general conditions in the
telecommunications equipment industry or the world economy generally;
and the effects of seasonality. For further discussion of these risks
and uncertainties, please refer to the documents the Company files with
the SEC from time to time, including the Company's Annual Report on Form
10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and its Form 10-Q for the
three and nine months ended September 30, 2016. All forward-looking
statements are made as of the date of this press release, and the
Company disclaims any duty to update such statements.




Contacts


NeoPhotonics Corporation
Clyde R. Wallin, +1-408-678-1852
Chief
Financial Officer
ray.wallin@neophotonics.com
or
Sapphire
Investor Relations, LLC
Erica Mannion, +1-617-542-6180
Investor
Relations
ir@neophotonics.com

Weathernews Inc. Acquires Metnext Entering Environmental We… 2017年01月17日 13時00分


Expanding Weathernews services to worldwide energy, retail, and
agriculture markets


CHIBA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#agriculture--Weathernews
Inc.
(Chiba, Japan; Chihito Kusabiraki/CEO; “Weathernews”)
(TOKYO:4825) announced that it had completed the acquisition of all
shares of Mextnet SA (Paris, France; Patrice Massat/CEO; “Metnext”), and
that the company had become its wholly-owned subsidiary today. Metnext
is a European leader in providing weather based analytics services and
decision making tools to help companies manage their activities at best
leveraging climate impact. Through the acquisition, the companies will
share their service know-how and infrastructure, and combining their
technology and expertise in an effort to develop new services for
customers in Asia, Europe, and other areas of the world.




The Background and Purpose of the Acquisition



Since its founding in 1986, Weathernews has provided weather risk
management support services mainly for the global transportation weather
markets (shipping, aviation, railway and road transportation).
Furthermore, the company is targeting energy, factory, retail and
agriculture markets as “environmental weather markets” for 2017 and will
engage in developing and offering its services globally. Metnext
provides services leveraging its own software solutions and technology
to the various sectors of the “environmental weather markets” such as :
Energy: energy production for gas, wind , solar, hydro; Retail,
Industry, Services: demand forecast to adjust production and logistics;
Agribusiness: delivery of high precision field based observations and
forecast to anticipate agri treatment. With the aim of providing
high-quality services to the global transportation and environmental
weather markets, the two companies will join their strengths to generate
the following synergies:




  • Combining Weathernews’ strengths in mitigation and avoidance of
    everyday operational weather risks with Metnext’s technology and
    services for project design, operational planning and post-project
    evaluation based on weather risks will enable the provision of total
    support for corporate activities from the design and planning phase to
    everyday operation and maintenance, dealing with emergencies and
    post-project evaluation.


  • Metnext’s Paris Office will serve as the base to strengthen marketing,
    service development and operations, enabling the ability to work with
    new partners to accelerate expansion in Europe.


  • By coordinating their data and service operations, they will work to
    build global environmental meteorology services, in addition to
    expanding globally and improving service quality in the same way as
    transportation weather.





































































































































 


Overview of Environmental Weather Services



 

 

Energy Market



 

 


ⅰ.



 


Predictive Demand Control








 





・Gas and Electricity








ⅱ.




Predictive Generation Control






 





・Solar Photovoltaic Power, Wind Power








ⅲ.




Asset Management Control






 





・Power Station, Grid Transformer



 



Factory and Retail Market





ⅰ.


Predictive Demand Control






ⅱ.




Climate Impact Analysis and Prediction






ⅲ.




Inventory Optimization Control

 



Agriculture Market






ⅰ.





Farming Management








 





・Growth, Treatment and Harvesting Management



 


Comments from Weathernews and Metnext



Thomas Skov, Executive Officer of Sales in charge of European Sales,
Weathernews Inc.

Weathernews is excited to go to market
together with Metnext. This merger has been greatly anticipated and we
are happy it would close a good year in which Weathernews Europe has
laid out several long-term strategic goals. To achieve these goals we
are investing in our future. The merger with Metnext is a result of our
vision of being industries leading provider of secure, next generation
software solutions, business forecasting and decision making tools in
climate business intelligence technology. In this highly competitive
market, we want to bring value for customers who are looking for the
best-qualified, innovative and reliable partner. Together with Metnext
we want to deliver high performance services and products, to mitigate
the weather business risk most industries are facing today.



Patrice Massat, CEO of Metnext SA
This acquisition means
that Metnext will receive Weathernews Inc. support to continue its
development in Europe, will have access to Weathernews expertise,
technologies and solutions in order to enlarge its service scope and
allow its customer to benefit from it. It also means that Metnext will
benefit from Weathernews presence in Asia, Europe and in the U.S. to
better support its customers globally. We are convinced that this new
partner will bring the technological, industrial and financial means
allowing us to continuously improve the quality of services we provide
on the long run.













































 


Corporate Overview of Weathernews Inc.



Company name

 


Weathernews Inc.



Address


Nakase 1-3 Mihama-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba, Japan

Founded


June 11, 1986

Capital stock


JPY 1,706 million

Name and title of representative


Chihito Kusabiraki, President and Representative Director

Number of employees


764

Business

 

Weather information consulting















































 


Corporate Overview of Metnext SA




Company name



 

Metnext SA

Address


79 rue Faubourg Poissonière, 75009 Paris, France

Founded


April 16, 2007

Capital stock


2,851,400 EUR

Name and title of representative


Patrice de Paulou Massat, CEO

Number of employees


21

Business

 

Weather information consulting

 


Please use the form below if you have any inquiries concerning services.
https://global.weathernews.com/contact/inquiries-about-our-services/




Contacts


Media Relations
Weathernews Inc.
Sumire
Inoue
, +81-43-274-5504
Communication
Design Officer

wni-koho2@wni.com
Fax:
+81-43-274-2130



株式会社ピューズ ・オートモーティブワールド2017~EV・HE… 2017年01月17日 08時30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1月18日(水)から20日(金)まで、東京ビッグサイト(東京都江東区)で開催されるオートモーティブワールド2017内の第8回EV・HEV駆動システム技術展(EV
JAPAN)にグループ会社の株式会社東京アールアンドデー(www.tr-d.co.jp)
と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)」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1月18日(水)~20日(金)AM10:00 ~ PM6:00 (20日のみPM5:00)



■場所:東京ビックサイト(東京都江東区有明3-11-1)



■小間番号:㈱ピューズ【E50-46】(東6ホール)



■展示会オフィシャルサイト:http://www.evjapan.jp/



【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、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
代表取締役社長:大沼
伸人
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



Customer-Responsive Inventory Visibility is Possible with N… 2017年01月16日 23時00分


As part of the Acuitas Digital Alliance, SATO Global Solutions will
demo strategic applications that improve inventory visibility, workforce
efficiencies and customer experience


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A deluge of retail technology has created enormous opportunities for
retailers, but has not solved the issue of siloed technology systems. To
address this issue, IoT solution provider SATO
Global Solutions
will launch two customer-responsive applications at
the NRF
Big Show
in New York.




At SATO Global Solutions Booth 3181, retailers can test out the first
cloud-based IoT platform that leverages shared data to improve inventory
accuracy and visibility, product on-shelf availability, sales associate
efficiency and the retail customer experience.



This solution from SATO Global Solutions (as part of the Acuitas
Digital Alliance
, co-founded by SATO Global Solutions) is the Vision
Retail Platform. It seamlessly connects RFID tags, sensors,
gateways and the cloud to deliver actionable insights across retail
applications when and where data is needed within the store.



The platform allows retailers to respond to customers’ actions promptly
and wisely. It recognizes product movement prompted by customer actions
and generates real-time inventory visibility while providing insight
into customer preferences.



As part of the Vision Retail Platform, the Sales Associate Application
empowers employees with real-time visibility into inventory information,
including product movement. For example, if a customer picks up a shirt,
carries it elsewhere in the store, and then abandons it for another
product, a sales associate will be notified of the item’s location,
reducing misplaced inventory and increasing workforce efficiency.
Additionally, if the last on-display garment of a particular style or
size is sold, the application will notify a sales associate in real
time. This enables retailers to replenish shelves with inventory
immediately, rather than waiting until the end of the day for a stock
check.



The Smart Fitting Room Application gives shoppers access to in-stock
information, optional colors and sizes, and a connection point to the
sales associate. When integrated with the Sales Associate Application,
the Smart Fitting Room Application enables retailers to respond to
customer requests from the fitting room, offering concierge-style
personal service to shoppers and enhancing the in-store experience while
influencing purchasing decisions.



“Sales Associate and Smart Fitting Room are the two strategic
applications initially available on the Vision Retail Platform, which
integrates and shares data to support multiple tasks. The platform is
expandable and sustainable. Additional applications will be added to
help retailers meet ever-changing consumer expectations and seize
opportunities driven by 'in-the-moment' shopping behaviors,” said Goro
Yumiba, chairman and CEO of SATO Global Solutions.



“Being part of the Acuitas Digital Alliance was beneficial as we
developed the platform. It allowed us to leverage the deep knowledge and
wisdom of other Acuitas members who have served the industry for a long
time. We look forward to pursuing new solutions with Acuitas members,”
Yumiba added.



SATO will be joined at NRF by fellow members of the Acuitas Digital
Alliance, like-minded technology innovators determined to bring the full
benefits of the new digital era across the entire retail supply chain.
Launched in January 2016, the Acuitas Digital Alliance members are BT,
Intel,
RetailNext,
NexGen
Packaging
, SATO
Global Solutions
and Valmarc
Corporation
.



For more information about the Vision Retail Platform and Acuitas
Digital Alliance, visit SATO Global Solutions at NRF
Booth 3181, SATO
Global Solutions
and Acuitas
Digital Alliance
.



About SATO Global Solutions
SATO Global Solutions (SGS),
headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, is a subsidiary of SATO Holdings (TSE:
6287), a Tokyo-based pioneer and global leader in auto-ID solutions. The
company develops comprehensive IoT solutions that address clients’ needs
by unleashing the power of data. As an Innovation Integrator™, SGS
combines technologies, hardware and applications that turn data into
meaningful and actionable insight, enabling clients to make data-driven
decisions and maximize value across their business. SGS embraces the
rapidly evolving IoT environment to create solutions that meet the needs
of clients. For more information, visit www.satoglobalsolutions.com.



About the Acuitas Digital Alliance
Launched in January 2016,
the Acuitas Digital Alliance brings together like-minded technology
innovators, such as BT, Intel, RetailNext, NexGen Packaging, SATO Global
Solutions and Valmarc Corporation, to bring the full benefits of the new
digital era across the entire supply chain, all the way to the physical
locations where customers do business. The Acuitas Digital Alliance
creates integrated, secure, cloud-based and future-proof solutions for
businesses that want to take advantage of big data and IoT. With the
right mix of infrastructure, mobile technology, applications and
hardware, the Acuitas Digital Alliance can help brands better engage
with customers and optimize operations from production to purchase. For
more information, visit www.acuitasdigital.com.




Contacts


SATO Global Solutions
Yasuko Fumuro, 954-203-1713
Director of
Global Communications
yasuko.fumuro@sato-global.com

株式会社東京アールアンドデー・オートモーティブワールド2017… 2017年01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1月18日(水)から20日(金)まで、東京ビッグサイト(東京都江東区)で開催されるオートモーティブワールド2017内の第8回EV・HEV駆動システム技術展(EV
JAPAN)にグループ会社の株式会社ピューズ(www.pues.co.jp)と共同出展いたします。



本展示会では、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)」、ADAS車両ベンチマークソリューション「ADAS
Monitor」(参考展示)、ピューズ社による「電動小型車両用急速充電器(DC48V対応)」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1月18日(水)~20日(金)AM10:00 ~ PM6:00 (20日のみPM5:00)



■場所:東京ビッグサイト(東京都江東区有明3-11-1)



■小間番号:㈱東京アールアンドデー【E50-46】



■展示会オフィシャルサイト:http://www.evjapan.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
担当:水野 
景太(みずの けいた)
Tel:046-227-1101



Takata Reaches Settlement Agreement with U.S. Department of… 2017年01月14日 04時41分

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Takata Corporation (“Takata” or “the Company”), a leading global
supplier of automotive safety systems, today announced that it has
reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice
(“DOJ”) regarding the Company’s previously disclosed issues related to
the integrity of Takata’s inflator validation testing and reporting.
This settlement fully resolves the DOJ investigation into Takata and all
of its subsidiaries and affiliates, including Takata’s U.S. subsidiary,
TK Holdings (“TKH”).




Under the terms of the agreement, which is subject to court approval,
Takata has agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud for
falsifying testing data and reports that were provided to automakers.
Takata will pay a criminal fine of $25 million and establish a $125
million restitution fund for individuals who suffered or will suffer
personal injury caused by the malfunction of a Takata airbag inflator,
and who have not already resolved their claims. In addition, Takata will
establish an $850 million restitution fund for the benefit of automakers
who received falsified testing data and reports or who have purchased
airbag inflators from Takata containing phase-stabilized ammonium
nitrate.



The Company has also agreed to enhance its corporate compliance program
and appoint an independent monitor, who will report to the DOJ for a
period of three years and monitor Takata’s compliance with its legal and
ethical obligations.



Reaching this agreement is a major step towards resolving the airbag
inflator issue and a key milestone in the ongoing process to secure
investment in Takata,” said Shigehisa Takada, Chairman & CEO of Takata.
Takata deeply regrets the circumstances that have led to this situation
and remains fully committed to being part of the solution. We have taken
aggressive actions to address past reporting lapses and will continue to
work closely with regulators and our automotive customers to address the
ongoing recalls and implement new technologies that advance vehicle
safety, prevent injuries and save lives.”



Takata has previously acknowledged issues related to the integrity of
Takata’s inflator validation testing and reporting of test results to
its customers.



Since February 2016, Takata’s Steering Committee, with assistance from
its financial and legal advisors, has been working to seek new
investment for Takata as part of a broader undertaking to address
Takata’s financial and operational issues and to resolve its inflator
issues on a consensual basis in partnership with its automotive
customers. While this process remains ongoing, the Steering Committee
has identified several parties that have expressed interest in making an
investment in the Company. Takata believes that the settlement with the
DOJ is an important, positive step in this process.



To address the inflator issues, Takata has increased investment in data
integrity and product safety and quality. Key actions taken by Takata
to-date include:




  • Strengthened compliance processes, including an improved global
    Whistle Blower Hotline program, and implemented a dedicated Safety
    Assurance & Accountability Office and a dedicated Product Safety
    Office to oversee all product safety issues and concerns for TKH;


  • Implemented improvements to testing protocols and data security,
    including the creation of a Data Vault to ensure inflator testing
    results are reliable and accurate;


  • Established an independent Quality Assurance Panel led by former
    Secretary of Transportation Samuel K. Skinner and acted on the Panel’s
    recommendations;


  • Added more than 100 staff in the TKH quality organization and invested
    more than $160 million in the Inflator Group and TKH Safety
    organization; and


  • Invested significant resources to maximize recall completion rates,
    including launching a targeted digital advertising campaign in the
    U.S. – the first ever campaign of its type by an automotive supplier –
    to reach owners of vehicles that have been recalled.



Takata remains committed to taking all the necessary steps to advance
driver safety, and strongly urges all consumers to check NHTSA’s www.safercar.gov
website and contact their dealers immediately if they discover their
vehicle is subject to a recall.




Contacts


U.S./EMEA:
Sard Verbinnen & Co
Jared Levy/Robert Rendine,
212-687-8080
media@takata.com
or
Japan:
Ashton
Consulting
Dan Underwood, +81 (0) 3 5425-7220
media@takata.com

大阪大学の岸本忠三教授が2017年度キング・ファイサル国際賞の… 2017年01月13日 17時52分

大阪--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 大阪大学免疫学フロンティア研究センターの岸本忠三名誉教授が、自己免疫疾患に対する斬新な生物学的治療の開発で重大な役割を果たした功績により、2017年度キング・ファイサル国際賞(KFIP)医学部門賞を受賞しました。








KFIPを主宰するキング・ファイサル財団は1976年設立のサウジアラビアを本拠地とする国際慈善団体です。同財団は、ファイサル・ビン・アブドルアジーズ・アール・サウード国王の遺徳を偲び、後世に伝えることを使命としています。



他部門では、サウジアラビアの二聖モスクの守護者サルマン・ビン・アブドルアジーズ・アール・サウード国王が、マッカとマディーナの二聖モスクに対する誠心誠意の奉仕によりイスラーム奉仕部門賞を受賞しました。ベイルートにあるレバノン大学のリドワン・アル・サイード教授は、イスラーム法体系と政治的伝統の分野における研究発表によりイスラーム研究部門賞を授与されました。



ヨルダン・アラビア語アカデミーはアラビア語翻訳を通して科学・技術の知識の伝達に全力を注いだその努力により、全員一致でアラビア語・アラビア文学部門賞の受賞者に選ばれました。科学部門賞は、スイスのバーゼル大学物理学部のダニエル・ロス教授とドイツのヴュルツブルク大学MBE部門長のローレンス・モレンカンプ教授の共同受賞となり、両教授のスピントロニクス分野での先進的な実験が称えられました。



毎年授与されるKFIPは、5つの部門における個人や機関の卓越した貢献を表彰するものです。最終選考に向けて期待感が高まる中、世界各地から集まった選定委員が1月8日から10日までリヤドで会合し、2017年度の受賞者を決定しました。



KFIPはムスリム社会に、文明のあらゆる側面に関わり、人間の知識を深め、人類を発展させるためのインスピレーションを与えることを目的としています。受賞者は純粋に功績に基づいて選定され、その成果は各部門を専門とする選定委員会により、綿密に検証されます。厳格な評価手順は国際基準を満たすもので、KFIP受賞者の多くは後に、ノーベル賞など権威ある栄誉に輝いています。



*配信元:ME
NewsWire



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Contacts


APCO Worldwide
Elizabeth Sen, +971-55-954-8673
Deputy
Managing Director
esen@apcoworldwide.com



パナソニックが自律搬送ロボット「HOSPI(R)」による空港、ホテ… 2017年01月13日 16時19分

大阪--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) --
パナソニック株式会社は2017年1月中旬より、自律搬送ロボット「HOSPI(ホスピ)(R)」の実証実験を、成田国際空港株式会社、ANAクラウンプラザホテル成田の協力のもと実施します。








「HOSPI(R)」は、人の代わりに搬送作業を行うロボットです。あらかじめ記憶させた地図情報に基づき、高性能センサと高度な障害物回避アルゴリズムにより、移動環境を認識しながら走行するため、歩行者や障害物に接触することなく、安全かつ効率的にさまざまな物を搬送することができます。また、従来の搬送設備のように壁や天井への機器埋め込みや通路へのガイドテープの施工が不要なため、搬送の目的地や施設のレイアウト変更も容易かつ低コストで行うことができます。このような特長が認められ、すでに国内外4カ所の病院で薬剤や検体の搬送などに利用されています。



今回は、空港内のラウンジでの食事後の下げ膳や、ホテルロビーでのドリンクサービスの実証実験を行います。この実験を通し、「HOSPI(R)」の搬送サービス拡大に向けた実用性を検証するとともに、今後の商品化に向けた開発を加速していきます。



▼[動画] 自律移動ロボット「HOSPI(R)」ホテル・空港での実証実験開始
http://channel.panasonic.com/jp/contents/19802/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA6IIf9Vy8Y



実証実験の概要は以下の通りです。



1. ドリンクサービス実証実験
実施期間:2017年1月14日(土)~18日(水)
対象エリア:ANAクラウンプラザホテル成田
1階ロビー
検証内容:ロビーを巡回し、お客様へペットボトルのドリンクを配布する。またバスの発車案内を行う。



2. 下げ膳実証実験
実施期間:2017年1月23日(月)~27日(金)
対象エリア:成田国際空港内 「ナリタ
トラベラウンジ」
検証内容:お客様の食事後の食器をカウンターまで搬送する。



※ 2017年1月12日時点では、成田国際空港、ANAクラウンプラザホテル成田での「HOSPI(R)」の導入の予定はありません。



パナソニックは、今後も生活支援ロボットによる安全・安心で便利な社会の実現に貢献していきます。




Contacts


【お問い合わせ先】
パナソニック株式会社
生産技術本部 企画センター 企画部
担当:土屋
TEL:06-6905-4530



Panasonic Begins Demonstration Experiments of the Autonomou… 2017年01月13日 16時18分

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#deliveryrobot--Panasonic Corporation today announced that it will begin its
demonstration experiments with the Autonomous Delivery Robot,
"HOSPI(R)," from mid-January 2017 in cooperation with the Narita
International Airport Corporation and the ANA Crowne Plaza Narita.








HOSPI(R) is a robot that can deliver goods autonomously on behalf of
humans. Based on preprogrammed map information and using high
performance sensors and advanced collision-avoidance algorithm, the
robot can move about while staying aware of its surroundings, enabling
it to deliver items safely and efficiently without colliding into
passersby or various objects along its route. Unlike traditional
delivery systems, equipment does not need to be embedded into the walls
or ceilings, and guide tapes do not have to be laid down along the
route, so delivery destinations and layout changes to facilities may be
easily made and at low cost. Being recognized for these features, the
HOSPI(R) has already been adopted by 4 hospitals in Japan and other
countries for the delivery of pharmaceuticals and specimens.



In the demonstration experiments to be conducted, the robots will be
retrieving used dishware in the airport lounge and offering drink
service in the hotel lobby. Through these demonstration experiments,
Panasonic will be verifying the utility of the HOSPI(R) in performing
other types of delivery services and accelerating the commercial
development of the HOSPI(R).



[Video] Demonstration Experiments of HOSPI(R), the Autonomous Delivery
Robot, at an Airport and Hotel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkAOuyWWjaQ



Overview of the Demonstration Experiments



1. Drink service.



Period: Jan 14 (Sat) - 18 (Wed), 2017
Location: ANA Crowne Plaza
Narita, 1F Lobby
Description: The robot will move around the lobby
offering bottled beverages to hotel guests. It will also provide
information about bus departures.



2. Dishware collection.



Period: Jan 23 (Mon) - 27 (Fri), 2017
Location: Narita
International Airport, "Narita Travel Lounge"
Description:
The robot will retrieve used dishware and deliver them to the relevant
counter.



*At the moment, there are no plans to introduce the HOSPI(R) to the
Narita International Airport and the ANA Crowne Plaza Narita more
permanently. With its personal care robots, Panasonic will help realize
a safe, secure, and convenient lifestyle.



About Panasonic
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the
development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for
customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise
solutions and device industries. Since its founding in 1918, the company
has expanded globally and now operates 474 subsidiaries and 94
associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of
7.553 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2016. Committed to
pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the
company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world
for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/global.




Contacts


Media Contacts:
Panasonic Corporation
Global Communications
Department
Media Promotion Office
presscontact@ml.jp.panasonic.com



KKR Announces Tender Offer to Acquire Hitachi Koki Hitachi … 2017年01月13日 15時33分


KKR to support accelerated global growth of Hitachi Koki


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading global investment firm KKR
today announced that HK Holdings Co., Ltd. (the “Bidder”), an entity
owned by investment funds controlled by KKR, intends to make a tender
offer for all the existing common shares and stock acquisition rights of
leading power tool and life science equipment manufacturer Hitachi
Koki Co., Ltd.
(“Hitachi Koki” or the “Company”) (Code number: 6581,
First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange).




In connection with the tender offer, the Bidder has entered into a
tender agreement (the “Tender Agreement”) with Hitachi Ltd. (“Hitachi”),
the lead shareholder in Hitachi Koki, to acquire in the tender offer
Hitachi’s approximate 40.25% holding of Hitachi Koki’s common shares,
and also with Hitachi Urban Investment, Ltd. (“HUI”) to acquire in the
tender offer HUI’s approximate 10.90% holding of Hitachi Koki’s common
shares. The tender offer will launch subject to the fulfillment of
certain conditions in the Tender Agreement, and is expected to commence
on January 30, 2017 (for details regarding the conditions for the
commencement of the tender offer, please refer to the full text of the
press release issued today by Hitachi Koki titled “Announcement
Concerning Opinion Regarding the Tender Offer for the Shares of Hitachi
Koki Co., Ltd. by HK Holdings Co., Ltd.” and its attachment titled
“Announcement Regarding the Tender Offer for the Shares of Hitachi Koki
Co., Ltd. (Securities Code 6581)” (the “HK press release”).



Hitachi Koki is a leading supplier of high performance, high quality
power tools and life science equipment, competing in the global
marketplace to introduce cordless technology to a wider range of power
tool products and applications. The Company is actively pursuing
expansion in global markets, and has acquired German power tool company
metabo Aktiengesellschaft in March 2016. It has also formed a strategic
alliance with major North American hardware chain Lowe’s Companies, Inc.
in 2015.



Pending a successful outcome in the Bidder’s tender offer, KKR intends
to work closely with Hitachi Koki’s management and employees, leveraging
Hitachi Koki’s excellent technology development capabilities and KKR’s
global resources and the experience of its worldwide team to identify
opportunities to strengthen the Company’s business platform. These
opportunities may include implementing operational improvement
initiatives and identifying and executing acquisitions globally with the
aim of growing Hitachi Koki’s corporate value.



Under the terms of the announced offer under Japan’s Financial
Instruments and Exchange Act, among other terms, the Bidder will
commence the tender offer to acquire the issued common stock and stock
acquisition rights of Hitachi Koki. In addition, based on the Bidder’s
proposal, Hitachi Koki plans to pay a special dividend (the “Special
Dividend”) conditional upon the success of the tender offer, with a
record date of January 29, 2017. The Bidder has set a value of Hitachi
Koki common shares of JPY 1,450 per common share. Assuming the payment
of the Special Dividend of JPY 580 per common share upon the success of
the Tender Offer, the Bidder has set a tender offer price per common
share of JPY 870. The tender offer price per Hitachi Koki stock
acquisition right will be JPY 144,900. (For further details please see
the HK press release issued by Hitachi Koki today)



The value per share represents:1




  • A premium of 89.8% to Hitachi Koki’s 12-month average closing price to
    October 4, 2016


  • A premium of 108.0% to Hitachi Koki’s 6-month average closing price to
    October 4, 2016.



Since the total number of Hitachi Koki’s common shares is equal to
101,429,921 (number of issued shares excluding treasury shares;
including the number of shares subject to stock acquisition rights),
this transaction values Hitachi Koki at JPY 147.1 billion (approx.
US$1.28 billion at the exchange rate of US$1=JPY115).



Mr. Hiro Hirano, Member of KKR and CEO of KKR Japan, said, “Hitachi Koki
is a world-class manufacturer of power tools and a developer of
innovative tool technologies. The Company is well-positioned for further
organic and inorganic growth given the high quality of its products, its
high-caliber team and the attractive environment for power tools through
cordless and digital trends. Looking ahead, we are fully committed to
leveraging our global network and resources to provide full support to
Hitachi Koki in pursuing its growth strategy.”



KKR makes its proposed investment predominantly from its Asian Fund II.
KKR has been investing in Japan through its pan-regional private equity
funds since 2010. Japan has been and continues to be a key focus for KKR
in the region. To date, KKR has completed three acquisitions in the
market: Intelligence Ltd., a leading human resources services company;
Panasonic Healthcare, the carve-out health care business of Panasonic
Corporation; and Pioneer DJ, the carve-out DJ equipment business of
Pioneer Corporation. In addition, on November 22, 2016 KKR announced the
launch of a tender offer for Calsonic Kansei.



This press release should be read in conjunction with the full text of
the HK press release, which is available on www.jpx.co.jp.



This press release has been prepared for the purpose of informing the
public of the tender offer and has not been prepared for the purpose of
soliciting an offer to sell, or making an offer to purchase, any
securities.
If shareholders wish to make an offer to sell their
shares in the tender offer, they should first read the Tender Offer
Explanation Statement for the tender offer and offer their shares or
stock options for sale at their own discretion.
This press
release shall neither be, nor constitute a part of, an offer to sell or
purchase, or a solicitation of an offer to sell or purchase, any
securities, and neither this press release (or a part thereof) nor its
distribution shall be interpreted to be the basis of any agreement in
relation to the tender offer, and this press release may not be relied
on at the time of entering into any such agreement.



The tender offer will be conducted for common shares and stock
acquisition rights of Hitachi Koki, a company established in Japan. The
tender offer will be conducted in accordance with the procedures and
information disclosure standards prescribed by Japanese law, which may
differ from the procedures and information disclosure standards in the
United States.
In particular, Section 13(e) and Section 14(d) of
the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules prescribed
thereunder do not apply to the tender offer, and the tender offer does
not conform to those procedures and standards.



Unless otherwise specified, all procedures relating to the tender
offer are to be conducted entirely in Japanese.
If all or any
part of a document relating to the tender offer is prepared in the
English language and there is any inconsistency between the
English-language documentation and the Japanese-language documentation,
the Japanese-language documentation will prevail.



The financial advisors to the Bidder and the Company as well as the
tender offer agent may engage in the purchase of shares of the Company
for their own account or for their customers’ accounts to the extent
permitted under the Japanese Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and
the Bidder acknowledges such purchases.
In the event information
regarding such purchases is disclosed in Japan, such information will
also be disclosed in English on the website of Hitachi Koki or the
financial advisor conducting such purchases or the website of the tender
offer agent, or will otherwise be made publicly available.



About KKR



KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across
multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure,
real estate, credit and hedge funds. KKR aims to generate attractive
investment returns by following a patient and disciplined investment
approach, employing world‐class people, and driving growth and value
creation at the asset level. KKR invests its own capital alongside its
partners’ capital and brings opportunities to others through its capital
markets business. References to KKR’s investments may include the
activities of its sponsored funds. For additional information about KKR
& Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), please visit KKR’s website at www.kkr.com and
on Twitter @KKR_Co.



1 The figures set out above are based on the Hitachi Koki
closing share prices extracted from Bloomberg as at and prior to the
last full trading day (October 4, 2016) immediately prior to the day of
publication of speculative media reports regarding the tender offer (the
‘unaffected price’).


Contacts


Media:
KKR Asia Pacific
Anita Davis, +852-3692-7335
anita.davis@kkr.com
or
KKR
New York
Kristi Huller, +1 212-230-9722
kristi.huller@kkr.com
or
For
KKR Japan

Ashton Consulting
John Sunley, +81-3-5425-7220
jas@ashton.jp
or
Brendan
Jennings, +81-3-5425-7220
b.jennings@ashton.jp



Nintendo Switch Launches March 3 at $299.99 2017年01月13日 14時05分


Nintendo Reveals Upcoming Games, New Hardware Features


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nintendo announced today that the new Nintendo
Switch
system will launch worldwide on March 3, 2017 at a suggested
retail price of $299.99 in the United States.








The system will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R)
controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used
as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch
dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), an HDMI
cable and an AC adapter. Two stylish versions of the system will be
released: a version with a set of gray Joy-Con, and a version with one
neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con. Both versions will be the same price.



“Nintendo Switch is a brand-new kind of home gaming system that offers a
wide variety of play modes,” said Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima.
“We will introduce the world to new experiences made possible by the
unique characteristics of the Nintendo Switch hardware and the Joy-Con.”



Nintendo Switch is a breakthrough home video game system. It not only
connects to a TV at home, but it also instantly transforms into an
on-the-go handheld using its 6.2-inch screen. For the first time,
players can enjoy a full home-console experience anytime, anywhere. The
screen includes capacitive multi-touch capabilities for compatible
games. Battery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary
depending on the software and usage conditions. For example, The
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
can be played for roughly three
hours on a single charge. While away from home, Nintendo Switch can be
charged by plugging the AC adapter into the console’s USB Type-C
connector.



The versatile Joy-Con offer multiple surprising new ways for players to
have fun. Two Joy-Con can be used independently in each hand, or
together as one game controller when attached to the Joy-Con grip. They
can also attach to the main console for use in handheld mode, or be
shared with friends to enjoy two-player action in supported games. Each
Joy-Con has a full set of buttons and can act as a standalone
controller, and each includes an accelerometer and gyro-sensor, making
independent left and right motion control possible.



Nintendo Switch also contains a number of built-in features that make it
more interactive. The left Joy-Con has a Capture Button that players can
press to take instant screenshots of gameplay to share with friends on
social media. The right Joy-Con includes an NFC touchpoint for
interaction with amiibo figures, as well as an IR Motion Camera that can
detect the distance, shape and motion of nearby objects in specially
designed games. For example, it can tell how far away a player’s hand
is, and even if the hand is forming a rock, paper or scissors shape.
Both Joy-Con include advanced HD Rumble, which can provide compatible
games with subtle vibrations that are much more realistic than before.
The effect is so detailed that a player could, for example, feel the
sensation of individual ice cubes colliding inside a glass when shaking
a Joy-Con. With HD Rumble players can experience a level of realism not
possible through sights and sounds alone.



Nintendo Switch makes it easy for players to stay connected. Up to eight
systems can be connected for local wireless play. The player can place
the system upright anywhere by using the built-in stand, then easily
share Joy-Con for multiplayer fun away from the TV. The system will
support online Wi-Fi multiplayer gaming. Nintendo also unveiled a new
online subscription service that will begin with a free trial at launch.
The service includes a smart-device application available in Summer 2017
that will let users invite friends to play online, set play appointments
and chat with one another as they play compatible games. The fully
featured paid service will be available in the fall.



Nintendo Switch will be supported by world-class third-party publishers
including Activision Publishing Inc., Electronic Arts, Take-Two
Interactive, Ubisoft, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and major
Japanese publishers. Some publishers, such as Bethesda Softworks, are
joining Nintendo for the first time. Players can look forward to major
franchises on Nintendo Switch such as EA SPORTS FIFA, The
Elder Scrolls
, NBA 2K, Minecraft and more. Nintendo
Switch software will not be region locked.



The unique capabilities of the console and Joy-Con have combined with
innovations from past systems to create Nintendo’s most flexible,
feature-packed video game system ever. This is demonstrated by the wide
variety of unique games that were announced for launch day, this summer
and into the 2017 holiday season, from both Nintendo and its third-party
partners. From the engrossing open-air experience of The Legend of
Zelda: Breath of the Wild
to the party fun of 1-2-Switch,
Nintendo Switch offers something for everyone.



Select First-Party Games



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Prepare
for the biggest Legend of Zelda adventure yet, with an open-air
style that breaks new boundaries while honoring the origins of the
acclaimed series. Explore a world of unprecedented size and discover
more than 100 puzzle-filled Shrines of Trials, plus a wide variety of
weapons, outfits and gear. Players won’t want to stop playing, and they
won’t have to since Nintendo Switch allows them to continue the
adventure anywhere, anytime.



The game is compatible with Zelda 30th Anniversary series amiibo, the
Wolf Link amiibo (which will be re-issued as a standalone amiibo on Feb.
3) and the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild series amiibo.
In addition to the previously announced Link (Rider), Link (Archer) and
Guardian amiibo, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild series
amiibo will also include new Zelda and Bokoblin amiibo. The amiibo in
this series carry a suggested retail price of $15.99, except for the
massive Guardian amiibo, which has a suggested retail price of $19.99.



The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild will provide players with
a landmark Nintendo Switch experience on the system’s launch day in
March, and will be available as a standard edition, Special Edition and
Master Edition. The Special Edition includes the game, a Nintendo Switch
Sheikah Slate Carrying Case, Sheikah Eye Collectible Coin, Relic of
Hyrule: Calamity Ganon Tapestry and Weather-Worn Map, and The Legend
of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sound Selection
CD for a suggested
retail price of $99.99. The Master Edition includes all of those items
plus a Master Sword of Resurrection figure, and has a suggested retail
price of $129.99.



1-2-Switch: This is the first Nintendo video game
in which players compete in fun activities while staring into each
other’s eyes instead of at the TV screen. From Wild West gunslinging to
copying each other’s dance moves, the games in 1-2-Switch make
creative use of a broad variety of Nintendo Switch features to liven up
parties with anyone, anywhere, at any time. 1-2-Switch will be
available alongside the Nintendo Switch system on its launch day in
March.



ARMS: Featuring a unique multiplayer fighting sport
that lets players trade blows using extendable arms, this game includes
elements of both boxing and shooting games, plus a new cast of
characters. After customizing a character with a variety of arms, the
player holds one Joy-Con in each hand and throws left and right punches
at the opponent. Characters can jump and dash, and players can bend
their punches by twisting their hands as they swing. As players learn
the game and improve their skills, they will discover a deeper level of
advanced tactics. Players can compete against the computer, against a
friend on a split screen using a second set of Joy-Con (sold
separately), against worldwide rivals online, or with two Nintendo
Switch systems over a local wireless connection. ARMS will be
available this Spring.



Mario Kart 8 Deluxe: With Nintendo Switch, fans can
enjoy the definitive version of Mario Kart 8 anywhere, anytime,
even with up to eight friends in local wireless multiplayer. All your
favorite tracks and characters return from the Wii U version, plus all
DLC tracks and characters, and new characters join the roster, too:
Inkling Girl and Inkling Boy from Splatoon, as well as King Boo,
Dry Bones and Bowser Jr.! Plus, Battle mode has been revamped and
includes Balloon Battle and Bob-omb Blast, with new courses such as
Urchin Underpass and Battle Stadium, and returning ones like GCN Luigi’s
Mansion and SNES Battle Course 1. Players can now carry two items at a
time, including new items returning from previous Mario Kart
games such as Boo (the item-stealing ghost) and the Feather, which gives
players a high jump in Battle mode. Players can even choose to use a new
Smart Steering feature, which makes driving and staying on the track
easy for novice players and kids, even at 200cc. Play in TV mode in up
to 1080p. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe launches in April.



Splatoon 2: Traditional 4-on-4 turf battles return
in this full sequel to the original breakout hit game, along with new
stages, new fashions and new weapons such as the two-handed Splat
Dualies. Players can compete on the TV or on the go. Whether they use
the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller (sold separately) or Joy-Con, players
can aim their ink using gyro controls. Splatoon 2 supports both
local and online multiplayer matches. The game will also support voice
chat using the new Nintendo Switch smart device app (a free, limited
version of the app will be available this summer), and will add new
stages, fashions and weapons after launch, as the original game did. Splatoon
2
is scheduled to launch this summer.



Super Mario Odyssey: This is the first sandbox game
that allows Mario to fully explore his world since Super Mario 64
on Nintendo 64 and Super Mario Sunshine on Nintendo GameCube.
Mario jumps out of the Mushroom Kingdom and embarks on a journey through
mysterious new places and new experiences, such as sailing between
worlds aboard an airship and the ability to throw Mario’s cap. Super
Mario Odyssey
is scheduled to launch during the 2017 holiday season.



Snipperclips – Cut it out, together!: In this
creative new kind of Action-Puzzle game, players communicate, cooperate
and use their imaginations to solve basic and advanced puzzles by
cutting paper characters into new shapes. People can play solo or with a
friend in the main game, then bring in a bigger group to solve up to
four-player dynamic puzzles or compete in other activities. Snipperclips
– Cut it out, together!
will release in March exclusively in
Nintendo eShop.



For more information about Nintendo Switch, including a video of the
announcements, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch.



About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of
interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan,
manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U
and Wiihome consoles, and Nintendo 3DS and
Nintendo DS families of portable systems. Since 1983, when
it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has
sold more than 4.4 billion video games and more than 696 million
hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U,
Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as well as the Game Boy,
Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi
XL, Super NES, Nintendo 64, Nintendo
GameCube and Wii systems. It has also created industry icons
that have become well-known, household names such as Mario,
Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and
Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America
Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s
operations in the Western Hemisphere. For more information about
Nintendo, please visit the company’s website at http://www.nintendo.com.



Note to editors: Nintendo press materials are available at http://press.nintendo.com,
a password-protected site. To obtain a login, please register on the
site.


Contacts


GOLIN
Rich George
415-318-4342
rgeorge@golin.com
or
Eddie
Garcia
213-335-5536
egarcia@golin.com

NHK WORLD TV, Japan’s Sole Public English Channel, Comes to… 2017年01月13日 05時00分


Colorado Public Television Joins U.S. Public Broadcasters Distributing
Japanese Lifestyle and News Programming in English


DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NHK
WORLD TV
, Japan’s sole public English language channel, is proud to
announce its partnership with Colorado
Public Television (CPT12)
based in Denver, Colorado. CPT12 covers
the metro Denver area as well as the entire Front Range and mountain
communities served by Comcast. It joins stations in New York, Los
Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Washington, D.C.,
Seattle, Charlotte and Baltimore as NHK WORLD TV partners in
distributing its hourly live news and Japanese lifestyle programming
which is produced in English.







NHK WORLD TV is a 24/7 public network featuring original television
programming from NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation). NHK WORLD TV,
delivers a unique and diverse blend of programming featuring the hourly
live international news from Tokyo and news bureaus around the globe and
programs on Japanese society, politics, scientific advancement, culture,
history, food and lifestyle.



NHK WORLD TV officially launches on CPT12 on January 12, 2017. Local
viewers can watch on channel 12.4 (over the air) and on Comcast channel
262 in the Denver metro area. For all other listings, viewers can visit cpt12.org/watch/ways-to-watch/
or check with their local cable provider.



“The partnership with CPT12 is very exciting for us,” said Mr. Yoshihiko
Shimizu, President and CEO of JIB (Japan International Broadcasting
Inc.), a subsidiary of NHK. “CPT12’s mission is to cultivate the
Colorado community by connecting diverse people through education,
shared experiences and reflective civic discourse, and the addition of
NHK WORLD TV aligns well with the station’s commitment to viewers. We
are delighted to be a part of the Colorado community and serve our
viewers in the region by providing a worldly perspective on Japanese and
Asian culture, lifestyle and news.”



“We are very proud to bring NHK WORLD TV programming to Colorado
viewers;” states Kim Johnson, Colorado Public Television’s President and
General Manager, “as Japan’s public broadcasting service, NHK delivers a
brilliantly diverse showcase of intelligent and intriguing programming.
NHK WORLD TV is a welcome addition to our multi-cultural programming for
our globally-minded audience.”



About
Colorado Public Television (CPT)



About
NHK WORLD TV



About
Japan International Broadcasting, Inc.


Contacts


RGPR
Milvian Prieto, 212-863-4105
milvian@rakergoldstein.com

Analysis of Japan's Hosted IP Telephony and Unified Communi… 2017年01月13日 03時35分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Analysis
of Japan's Hosted IP Telephony and Unified Communications and
Collaboration (UCC) Services Market"
report to their offering.




The Asia-Pacific hosted IP telephony and Unified Communications and
Collaboration (UCC) services market entered into a fast-moving stage for
the first time and various services available in the market increased
across all countries in the region. Increasing awareness and demand for
cloud services is also driving migration from a CapEx to OpEx model.



This research study contains the current and future trends of Japan's
hosted IP telephony and UCC services market. It also covers the
competitive structure and provides a market share analysis. The growing
hybrid environment creates opportunities in the Asia-Pacific market,
despite the difficult economic condition. The forecast period is from
2016 to 2022, and the base year is 2015.



Key Topics Covered:



1. Executive Summary



- Executive Summary-Market Engineering Measurements



2. Market Definitions



3. Japan Hosted IP Telephony and UCC Services Market, 2015



- Japan Market Engineering Measurements



- Japan-Key Findings



- Revenue Forecast



- Revenue Forecast Discussion



- Pricing Trends and Installed Base Forecast



- Pricing Trends and Install Base Discussion



- Competitive Environment



- Top Competitors



- Legal Disclaimer



4. Appendix



- Partial List of Companies Interviewed



For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/swrcnc/analysis_of




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: VoIP
and Videoconferencing
, Unified
Communications

Toshiba Tec Enhances Business with Digital Signage Solutions 2017年01月13日 01時30分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#digitalsignage--Toshiba Tec Corporation (TOKYO:6588) today announced the availability of
digital signage to its customer base with a focus on serving
organizations in the sports and entertainment and retail industries
especially in the United States and Europe. Toshiba Tec equips clients
with all of the hardware, software and services required to implement
best-in-class digital signage ranging from a single screen to large
stadium displays.




Through Toshiba America Business Solutions' strong partnership with AEG,
the leading sports and entertainment company in the world, Toshiba Tec
currently implements digital signage in several stadiums and arenas. The
company's digital signage has been introduced in the following sports
and entertainment venues throughout the United States and Europe:
STAPLES Center and L.A. Live in Los Angeles, T-Mobile Arena and Toshiba
Plaza in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin.



The retail industry represents a significant portion of the digital
signage market. As the global market share leader in POS technology,
Toshiba Tec is well-positioned to offer comprehensive digital signage
solutions to the worldwide customers of another group company, Toshiba
Global Commerce Solutions. Toshiba’s digital signage is now in use
within such diverse retail environments as specialty and grocery stores.



Toshiba will showcase its digital signage at two of the world’s largest
retail tradeshows taking place in the United States and Europe: NRF
(National Retail Federation) Retail’s BIG Show and EuroShop.




  • Please visit Booth No. 2563 at NRF Retail’s BIG Show (January
    15-17, 2017 / Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York)


  • Please visit Hall 6 / C41 at EuroShop (March 5-9, 2017 /
    Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre, Dusseldorf, Germany)



Toshiba's digital signage line is designed and developed with “Together
Information” – Toshiba Tec Printing Solutions’ vision of how people and
organizations create, record, share, manage and display ideas and data –
in mind.



About Toshiba Tec
Toshiba Tec Corporation is a Toshiba’s
group company, a leading provider of technology solutions, operating
across multiple industries – ranging from retail, education and business
services to hospitality and manufacturing. With headquarters in Japan
and over 80 subsidiaries worldwide, Toshiba Tec Corporation helps
organizations transform the way they create, record, share, manage and
display information.



Please visit http://www.toshibatec.co.jp/en/
For
Global site please visit http://www.toshibatec.com/global/



Unless otherwise specified and/or credited all images, artwork, text and
graphics, logos and logotypes are the copyright and/or trademark of the
respective owners. All rights reserved.


Contacts


Media Contact
Toshiba Tec Corporation
Toshihiko “Tommy”
Minato, +81-(0)50-3681-5528
Marketing Department
Products,
Marketing & Service Division
Printing Solutions Business Group
Toshihiko_Minato@toshibatec.co.jp



Toshiba Launches Second Generation 650V SiC Schottky Barrie… 2017年01月12日 17時41分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba
Corporation
’s (TOKYO:6502) Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions
Company today announced the launch of second generation 650V silicon
carbide (SiC) schottky barrier diodes (SBDs) that improve on the surge
forward current (IFSM) offered by the company’s current
products by approximately 70%. Shipments of the new line-up of eight SiC
schottky barrier diodes start today.








The new SiC schottky barrier diodes, fabricated with Toshiba’s
second-generation SiC process, deliver approximately 70% better surge
forward current than first generation products, and at the same time
reduce the switching loss index of “RON * Qc” [1] by
around 30%, making them suitable for use in efficient power factor
correction (PFC) schemes.



The new products are available in four current ratings of 4A, 6A, 8A,
and 10A, either in a non-isolated “TO-220-2L” package or an isolated
“TO-220F-2L” package. These products can contribute to improving the
efficiency of power supplies in devices including 4K large screen LCD
TVs, projectors and multifunction copiers, and in industrial devices
such as telecommunication base stations and PC servers.





























































































































































































































































































 


Line-up and Main Specifications of New SiC Schottky Barrier Diodes:



Package

 


Characteristics
(Ta=25℃)



 

Absolute Maximum Ratings

 


Electrical Characteristics






Forward
DC
Current



 


Non-repetitive
Peak Forward
Surge Current



 


Power
Dissipation





Forward
Voltage



 


Anode-cathode
On-resistance  



 


Junction
Capacitance



 


Total
Capacitive
Charge




Symbol


IF(DC)


IFSM


Ptot


VF


RON


Cj


QC


Value


Max


Max


Max



Typ.



& Max




Typ.


Typ.


Typ.


Unit



(A)





(A)




(W)


(V)



(mΩ)





(pF)





(nC)





Test Conditions /
Part Number










@ Half-sine Wave



t = 10 ms










@ IF(DC)





@ IF(DC) × 0.25 to 1.0





@ VR= 1V





@VR= 400V



























Non-


Isolation




TRS4E65F


4


39


55.6



1.45



(Typ.)




120


165


10.4


TRS6E65F


6


55


68.2



82


230


15.1

TO-220 -2L


TRS8E65F


8


69


83.3


1.6 (Max)


62


300


19.7


TRS10E65F


10


83


107



48


400


24.4

Isolation


 




TRS4A65F


4


37


33.6



1.45



(Typ.)




120


165


10.4


TRS6A65F


6


52


35.4



82


230


15.1

TO-220F -2L


TRS8A65F


8


65


37.5


1.6 (Max)


62


300


19.7

 

TRS10A65F

 

10

 

79

 

39.7

 

 

48

 

400

 

24.4

 


Notes
[1] RON: Anode-cathode on-resistance, Qc: Total
capacitive charge



Follow the link below for more on Toshiba SiC schottky barrier diodes.
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/product/diode/sic.html



Customer Inquiries:
Power Device Sales & Marketing Department
Tel:
+81-3-3457-3933
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
Koji
Takahata, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



東芝:サージ電流耐量を改善した第2世代650V耐圧SiCショットキ… 2017年01月12日 17時41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SiC(シリコンカーバイト)ショットキバリアダイオード(SBD)の新製品として、当社既存製品に比べてサージ電流耐量(IFSM)を約70%改善した第2世代650V耐圧の製品を開発し、本日から8製品のラインアップの出荷を開始します。








新製品は、高効率電源のPFC回路[注1]などに適した当社第2世代の650V耐圧のSiCショットキバリアダイオードで、当社第1世代製品と比べてサージ電流耐量を約70%向上させながら、損失性能を示す効率性能指数「RON
* Qc」[注2]を約30%低減し、低損失化を図っています。



新製品のラインアップは、4A / 6A / 8A /
10Aの4つの電流定格を、非絶縁型「TO-220-2L」と絶縁型「TO-220F-2L」の2種類のパッケージに搭載した8製品となります。4K大型スクリーン用液晶TV用電源、プロジェクタ用電源、複合複写機用電源などの民生機器や、通信基地局用電源、PCサーバ用電源などの産業機器の電源の高効率化に貢献することが可能な製品です。



























































































































































































































































 


*新製品のラインアップ・主要特性:



パッケージ

 

特性


(Ta=25℃)



 

絶対最大定格

 

電気的特性



直流
順電流

 

非繰り返し


ピーク



順電流



 

許容損失


順電圧

 

アノード・


カソード間



オン抵抗



 

接合
容量

 

端子間
電荷量


記号


IF(DC)


IFSM


Ptot


VF


RON


Cj


QC





最大


最大


最大



標準



& 最大




標準


標準


標準


単位


(A)



(A)




(W)


(V)


(mΩ)


(pF)



(nC)





試験条件 /



品番







@正弦半波
t=10ms





@ IF(DC)



@ IF(DC) × 0.25 ~ 1.0




@ VR=


1V




@VR=


400V



非絶縁


 



TO-220-2L




TRS4E65F


4


39


55.6


1.45


(標準)





1.60



(最大)




120


165


10.4


TRS6E65F


6


55


68.2



82


230


15.1


TRS8E65F


8


69


83.3



62


300


19.7


TRS10E65F


10


83


107



48


400


24.4

絶縁


 



TO-220F-2L




TRS4A65F


4


37


33.6


1.45


(標準)



 



1.60



(最大)




120


165


10.4


TRS6A65F


6


52


35.4



82


230


15.1


TRS8A65F


8


65


37.5



62


300


19.7

 

TRS10A65F

 

10

 

79

 

39.7

 

 

48

 

400

 

24.4

 


[注1]Power Factor Correction:力率改善
[注2]RON:アノード・カソード間オン抵抗、Qc:端子間電荷量



新製品を含む東芝のSiCショットキバリアダイオード製品の詳細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/diode/sic.html



お客様からの製品に関するお問い合わせ先:
パワーデバイス営業推進部
Tel: 03-3457-3933
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
高畑浩二
Tel:
03-3457-4963
e-mail: semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



Mitsubishi Electric Develops World’s First Ultra-Wideband G… 2017年01月12日 11時00分


Unmatched spectral compatibility will reduce size and energy
consumption of next generation wireless base stations


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi
Electric Corporation
(TOKYO:6503) and Mitsubishi Electric Research
Laboratories (MERL) announced today their development of an
ultra-wideband gallium nitride (GaN) Doherty power amplifier for next
generation base stations that is compatible with a world-leading range
(company estimate) of frequency bands above 3GHz to cover an operating
bandwidth of 600MHz. The technology is expected to help reduce the size
and energy consumption of next generation wireless base stations.
Technical details will be presented at the IEEE Topical Conference on
RF/Microwave Power Amplifiers for Wireless and Radio Applications
(PAWR2017) during Radio & Wireless Week (RWW) in the U.S. city of
Phoenix, Arizona from January 15-18, 2017.




To help meet a rapid rise in demand for increasing wireless capacity,
mobile technologies are shifting to next generation systems that raise
capacity by allocating new frequency bands above 3GHz and using multiple
frequency bands. Generally, power amplifiers operate with less
efficiency in higher frequencies. Also, different power amplifiers are
needed for different frequency bands, which can require larger base
stations. As such, extra-efficient power amplifiers compatible with
multiple frequencies are in demand.



Mitsubishi Electric’s new ultra-wideband GaN Doherty power amplifier
uses advanced frequency-compensation circuits with Doherty architecture
for enhanced efficiency in a very wide band range. Its efficiency rating
of 600MHz above 3GHz was the world’s widest level as of January 12, 2017.



Key Features



The new power amplifier’s frequency-compensation circuit enhances
efficiency over a wide frequency range to enable wider performance by
three times, a world record for Doherty power amplifiers (600MHz).
Wideband, high-efficiency performance for efficient amplification of
multiple radio frequencies by just one power amplifier will help to
reduce base station size and cooling needs. Mitsubishi Electric’s
high-efficiency GaN devices (MGFS39G38L2) contribute to a world-class
drain efficiency of more than 45.9 percent in the 3.0 to 3.6GHz
frequency range, thereby reducing energy consumption. Further, an
adjacent channel leakage ratio (ACLR) of -50dBc is achieved with a
commercial digital pre-distortion (DPD) technique for LTE (Long-Term
Evolution) 20MHz signals.



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




Contacts


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

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Kazuchika Ozaki,
+81-3-3218-2841
Public Relations Division
prd.gnews@nk.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news



Mitsubishi Electric Named to CDP's Supplier Climate and Wat… 2017年01月12日 11時00分


The company receives four A-List recognitions in CDP’s programs


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi
Electric Corporation
(TOKYO: 6503) announced today that the CDP, a
global disclosure system for companies and cities to manage their
environmental impacts, has presented Mitsubishi Electric with top “A
List” rankings for climate- and water-management practices in its supply
chain program.




The full document can be accessed at: www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news



The A-List recognitions in both categories are based on questionnaires
sent to suppliers in the supply chains of CDP member companies.



The CDP previously announced in November 2016 that Mitsubishi Electric
had been named to the separate CDP Climate 2016 A List and CDP Water
2016 A List in recognition of the company’s outstanding efforts to
mitigate climate change and to protect water resources, respectively.



Mitsubishi Electric is a leader in advanced environmental technologies
that enable diverse global businesses to offer enhanced sustainability,
safety, reliability and convenience for the benefit of global society.
Based on its Environmental
Vision 2021
, the company is
contributing to the creation of low-carbon, recycling-based societies
and increased efforts to protect biodiversity. Mitsubishi Electric is
also contributing to sustainability by steadily reducing the
environmental impact of production processes throughout its global value
chains and by developing products and services that reduce environmental
impact.



About CDP



The international non-governmental organization that conducts surveys,
discloses performance and evaluates the environmental activities of
companies and cities. Nearly 830 institutional investors managing assets
worth US$ 100 trillion rely on CDP for investments impacting climate
change, the CDP’s primary focus, and more than 640 institutional
investors managing assets worth US$ 67 trillion refer to the CDP for
investments regarding water resources. Details about the supply chain A
List companies will be provided in the CDP Supply Chain Report 2017,
which is to be published on the CDP’s website on January 24.




Contacts


Customer Inquiries
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Corporate
Environmental Sustainability Group
Tel: +81-3-3218-9024
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/ssl/contact/company/environment/form
Media
Inquiries

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Arisa Mori,
+81-3-3218-2810
Public Relations Division
prd.gnews@nk.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/



Toilet Tank – Market Drivers and Forecasts From Technavio 2017年01月12日 04時43分

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Research--Technavio
analysts forecast the global
toilet tank market
to grow at a CAGR of over 3% during
the forecast period, according to their latest report.








The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of
the global toilet
tank
market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market
size, the study considers the revenue generated from the sales of toilet
tanks at the manufacturer level.



Japan is the hub of technology that defines the modern lavatorial
experience, which has urged the other emerging and prominent vendors to
design and adapt to eco-friendly toilet tanks. Toilet tanks are
associated with water wastage and contamination based on the flush
mechanism; many companies are undertaking to offer sophisticated toilet
tank technologies to curtail wastage while Japan has major vendors
bringing newer technology. The major vendors in this market such as
Toto, Kohler, Lixil, and Geberit offer tanks that are certified by the
EPA.



Request a sample report: http://www.technavio.com/request-a-sample?report=55537



Technavio’s sample reports are free of charge and contain multiple
sections of the report including the market size and forecast, drivers,
challenges, trends, and more.



Technavio analysts highlight the following three factors that are
contributing to the growth of the global toilet tank market:




  • Introduction of eco-friendly toilet tanks


  • Increase in commercial buildings


  • Demand for portable toilets



Introduction of eco-friendly toilet tanks



The adoption of eco-friendly toilet tanks has increased in the recent
years. For instance, Japanese toilet makers offer environmentally
friendly new models that use less than 5.5 liters per flush, compared to
13.5 liters deployed by tanks designed a decade ago. In APAC, the
sanitation is the most underpenetrated market especially in countries
such as India. Efforts are put from the government's side such as Swachh
Bharath Abhiyan for improving the rural and semi-urban sanitation.



Sarah Haque, a lead analyst at Technavio, says, “The program came up
with a solution for low-cost toilet called as twin pit pour flush system
model which addressed the issue of water crises in rural areas. The
solution also meets the health and hygiene standards thereby paving the
way for much eco-friendlier toilets
.”



Increase in commercial buildings



In 2015, there was a huge demand for the commercial buildings such as
office spaces, and the demand continues to grow in the coming years. In
the next five years, it is projected that the demand for commercial
complexes will increase due to the anticipation of stronger yield in
corporate profits over the years. The commercial buildings include
offices, hospitals, universities, hotels, and heavy industry buildings.



In the US, the commercial buildings are growing at a faster pace
within 2016 compared with the previous year. Several factors such as
regulations, inexpensive capital, demographics, and technology
contribute to the rise in a number of commercial buildings
,” adds
Sarah.



Demand for portable toilets



The need for safe and adequate toilet facilities is recognized worldwide
especially in the emerging markets driving the need for the installation
of portable toilets. For instance, the usage by the industrial end users
accounts more than 3 million portable toilets in developing countries
such as India. In 2013, over 600 million people had no access to toilets
in the National Capital Region of Delhi which drove the market for the
sanitary ware products including toilet tanks.



Portable toilets are in high demand in the market due to an increase in
construction activities and the underpenetrated sanitation in rural
areas. Vendors of portable toilets such as Shorelink International offer
products for outdoor and leisure market, including those for the
construction industry.



Top vendors:




  • Toto


  • Kohler


  • Lixil


  • Geberit



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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

Maverick Therapeutics and Takeda Announce Five-year Collabo… 2017年01月11日 22時00分


- Collaboration to Develop a Novel Biologics Platform with the Potential
to Improve the Therapeutic Utility of T-cell Redirection Therapy for the
Treatment of Cancer -



- Takeda Invests $125 Million in Maverick, Including Exclusive
Option-to-Acquire -


BRISBANE, Calif. & CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Maverick Therapeutics Inc., an MPM Capital portfolio company, and Takeda
Pharmaceutical Company Limited
(TSE:4502) announced today that they
have entered a collaboration to develop Maverick’s T-cell engagement
platform created specifically to improve the utility of T-cell
redirection therapy for the treatment of cancer. The $125 million of
funding includes an upfront option, equity and research and development
funding payments, and provides Takeda the exclusive right to purchase
Maverick after five years for an undisclosed sum. Maverick was founded
in 2016.




“We believe that this collaboration validates Maverick’s approach to
T-cell engagement in the tumor microenvironment which we believe will
allow us to address previously intractable oncology targets,” said
Jeanmarie Guenot, Ph.D., Maverick’s co-founder. “Importantly, this
strong collaboration should allow us to move rapidly to the clinic and
address unmet needs in cancer immunotherapy.”



“We see significant potential in Maverick to develop unique, small and
customizable T-cell engagement therapeutics,” said Phil Rowlands,
Interim Head, Oncology Therapeutic Area Unit, Takeda. “Collaborations
are critical to helping us advance our aspiration of curing cancer.
Working together with Maverick will enable us to leverage a potentially
groundbreaking biologics platform to support Takeda’s goal of developing
innovative, targeted therapies to treat people with cancer.”



MPM’s BioVentures 2014 and the UBS Oncology Impact Fund, managed by MPM
Capital, join Takeda in a $23 million Series B Financing as a key
element of the financing package. Takeda will add a director to
Maverick’s Board. The management team of Maverick will be led by
President and Chief Scientific Officer Hans-Peter Gerber, Ph.D.,
formerly of Pfizer.



Takeda signed agreements with Maverick Therapeutics through its
wholly-owned subsidiary, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



About Maverick Therapeutics



Maverick Therapeutics is a private start-up biotechnology company that
had been solely financed by MPM Capital. Maverick was spun out of its
former parent, Harpoon Therapeutics, Inc., during 2016. Maverick’s novel
T-cell engagement format has the potential to eliminate the toxicity
challenges inherent in the use of T-cell redirection therapy due to
expression of the target antigen on normal tissue. Maverick’s
therapeutic antibodies are designed to be inactive upon administration
but fully active in the tumor microenvironment. Maverick was founded by
Jeanmarie Guenot, Ph.D., MPM founder Luke Evnin, Ph.D., and Patrick
Baeuerle, Ph.D., an internationally renowned cancer immunologist and an
acknowledged leader in the T-cell redirection field.



About Takeda Pharmaceutical Company



Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and
development-driven pharmaceutical company committed to bringing better
health and a brighter future to patients by translating science into
life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on oncology,
gastroenterology and central nervous system therapeutic areas plus
vaccines. Takeda conducts R&D both internally and with partners to stay
at the leading edge of innovation. New innovative products, especially
in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in Emerging
Markets, fuel the growth of Takeda. More than 30,000 Takeda employees
are committed to improving quality of life for patients, working with
our partners in health care in more than 70 countries. For more
information, visit http://www.takeda.com/news.



Additional information about Takeda is available through its corporate
website, www.takeda.com,
and additional information about Takeda Oncology, the brand for the
global oncology business unit of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited,
is available through its website, www.takedaoncology.com.



About MPM Capital



MPM Capital (http://www.mpmcapital.com)
is an early-stage life sciences venture firm founding and investing in
companies that seek to cure major diseases by translating scientific
innovations into positive clinical outcomes. MPM’s portfolio of
companies aims to revolutionize the face of medicine across multiple
areas including cancer, diabetes, obesity, pain, eHealth and more. With
its experienced and dedicated team of operating executives and medical
and scientific advisory board, MPM is powering novel medical
breakthroughs that transform patient lives. MPM is currently investing
from two funds ─ the BV2014 and UBS Oncology Impact Fund.


Contacts


Maverick Contact:
Shari Annes
sannes@annesassociates.com
or
Takeda
Contacts
:
Japanese Media
Tsuyoshi Tada, +81 (0)
3-3278-2417
tsuyoshi.tada@takeda.com
or
Media
outside Japan

Amy Atwood, +1-617-444-2147
amy.atwood@takeda.com



東芝:急速充電器向けに100V耐圧で4.5Vのロジックレベル駆動に… 2017年01月11日 18時30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、急速充電器などに使われる低電圧駆動のパワーMOSFETの新製品として、「U-MOS
VIII-H(ユー・モス・エイト・エイッチ)シリーズ」に100
V耐圧で4.5Vのロジックレベル駆動が可能なNチャネルパワーMOSFET「TPH6R30ANL」と「TPH4R10ANL」の2製品をラインアップに追加し、本日から出荷を開始します。








近年、急速充電器の普及に伴い、スイッチング電源の2次側整流部に使われるパワーMOSFETの高性能化が求められています。新製品は、低耐圧トレンチ構造の高速プロセスを採用し、スイッチング用途における要求性能指数である「RDS(ON)
x Qsw」[注1]を低減し、業界トップクラス[注2]
の低オン抵抗と高速性能を実現しました。また、出力電荷量を低減することによって出力損失を改善し、応用機器の高効率化に貢献します。さらに新製品は、4.5
Vのロジックレベル駆動に対応することによりコントローラICからバッファレスの駆動が可能であり、システムの低消費電力化にも貢献し、USB3.0のアプリケーションなどの高出力化に伴う電源の高出力電圧化の要望にも対応します。急速充電器、スイッチング電源、サーバや通信インフラ用のDC-DCコンバータなど、幅広いアプリケーションに対応する製品です。


























































































(特に指定のない限り、Ta=25 ℃)



 

品番

 

極性

 

絶対最大定格

 


ドレイン・ソース間
オン抵抗
RDS(ON) max
(mΩ)



 


ゲート入力
電荷量
Qg typ.
(nC)



 


出力
電荷量
Qoss typ.
(nC)



 


ゲート
スイッチ
電荷量
Qsw typ.
(nC)



 


入力容量
Ciss typ.
(pF)




パッケージ




ドレイン・ソース間
電圧VDSS
(V)



 


ドレイン電流
(DC)
ID (A)
@Tc = 25℃





@VGS=
10 V



 


@VGS=
4.5 V








TPH6R30ANL


N-ch


100


45


6.3


10.3


55


46


14


3300


SOP Advance

TPH4R10ANL

 

 

 

70

 

4.1

 

6.6

 

75

 

74

 

21

 

4850

 

 


*新製品の特長:
・4.5 Vのロジックレベル駆動に対応
・業界トップクラス[注2]
の低オン抵抗と高速性能を両立






















[注1]

 

RDS(ON):ドレイン・ソース間オン抵抗、



Qsw:ゲートスイッチ電荷量

[注2]


2017年1月11日時点、同定格の製品において。東芝調べ。

 


新製品を含む東芝の低耐圧パワーMOSFET製品の詳細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/mosfet/lv-mosfet.html



お客様からの製品に関するお問い合わせ先:
パワーデバイス営業推進部
Tel: 03-3457-3933
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
高畑浩二
Tel:
03-3457-4963
e-mail: semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

Toshiba Launches 100V N-Channel Power MOSFETs Supporting 4.… 2017年01月11日 18時30分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba
Corporation
’s (TOKYO:6502) Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions
Company today expanded its line-up of low-voltage N-channel power
MOSFETs with the addition of 100V N-channel power MOSFETs supporting
4.5V logic level drive for quick chargers. The two new MOSFETs of the
“U-MOS VIII-H Series”, “TPH4R10ANL” and “TPH6R30ANL,” start shipments
from today.








Along with the spread and evolution of quick chargers, higher
performance is demanded for power MOSFETs used in secondary-side
rectifiers. The new MOSFETs utilize Toshiba’s low-voltage trench
structure process to achieve the industry’s leading-class[1] low
on-resistance and high-speed performance. The structure lowers the
performance index for “RDS(ON) * Qsw” [2],
improving switching applications. Output loss is improved by the
reduction of output charge, which can contribute to higher set
efficiency. Also, support for 4.5 V logic level drives makes buffer-less
drive from the controller IC possible, contributing to reducing power
consumption of the system. Furthermore, the new products can respond to
the high output and voltage power supplies required in USB 3.0 related
applications. The new MOSFETs are suited for applications including
quick chargers, switched-mode power supplies and DC-DC converters for
servers and communication equipment.
































































































Main Specifications of the New MOSFETs:




(Unless otherwise specified, Ta=25 ℃)



 

 

Part Number

 

Polarity

 


Absolute
Maximum Ratings



 


Drain-source
On-resistance
RDS(ON) max
(mΩ)



 


Total
Gate
Charge
Qg typ.
(nC)



 


Output
Charge
Qoss typ.
(nC)



 


Gate Switch
Charge Qsw
typ.
(nC)



 


Input
Capacitance
Ciss typ.
(pF)



 

Package




Drain-
source
Voltage
VDSS (V)



 


Drain
Current
(DC)
ID (A)
@Tc =
25℃





@VGS=
10 V



 


@VGS=
4.5 V








TPH6R30ANL


N-ch


100


45


6.3


10.3


55


46


14


3300



SOP
Advance



TPH4R10ANL

 

 

 

70

 

4.1

 

6.6

 

75

 

74

 

21

 

4850

 

 


Main Features
・Supports 4.5V logic level drive
・Industry’s
leading-class[1] products supporting low on-resistance and
high-speed performance

























Notes

[1]

 

In the category of products with the same ratings, as of January 11,
2017. Toshiba survey.

[2]


RDS(ON): Drain-source on-resistance



Qsw: Gate switch charge

 


Follow the link below for more on the new products and the Toshiba
low-voltage power MOSFET line-up.
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/product/mosfet/lv-mosfet.html



Customer Inquiries:
Power Device Sales & Marketing Department
Tel:
+81-3-3457-3933
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
Koji
Takahata, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp

Professor Tadamitsu Kishimoto of Osaka University Wins Medi… 2017年01月11日 18時09分

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Emeritus Professor Tadamitsu Kishimoto of Immunology Frontier
Research Center at Osaka University in Japan has won the Medicine
category
of the King
Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2017
for his prominent role in
developing a novel biological treatment for autoimmune diseases.








The
King Faisal Foundation
that awards the KFIP is an international
philanthropic organization based in Saudi Arabia since 1976 with the
mission of preserving and perpetuating the legacy of King Faisal bin
Abdulaziz Al Saud.



Meanwhile, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin
Abdulaziz Al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia
, won the Service to Islam
category
for his unfaltering commitment to serving the Two Holy
Mosques of Makkah and Madina. Professor Ridwan Al-Sayyid of the
Lebanese University in Beirut bagged the distinction in the Islamic
Studies category
for his research publications in the field of
Islamic jurisprudential and political heritage.



The Arabic Language Academy of Jordan was unanimously declared
the winner in the Arabic Language and Literature category for its
distinguished efforts in the transfer of science and technology
knowledge through translation into Arabic. The co-winners of the Science
category
were Professor Daniel Loss of the Department of
Physics at the University of Basel in Switzerland and Professor
Laurens Molenkamp
, Head of the MBE Unit at the University of
Würzburg in Germany, for their pioneering work in the experimental field
of spintronics.



Awarded annually, KFIP recognizes the outstanding efforts of individuals
and institutions across five categories. In a gripping run-down to the
finale, selection committee members from all over the world met in
Riyadh from January 8 to 10 to select the winners for 2017.



KFIP aims to inspire Muslims to participate in all aspects of
civilization, enrich human knowledge and develop mankind. Winners are
selected purely on merit, with their works meticulously examined by
specialized selection committees for each category. The strict
evaluation procedure meets international standards, and many of the
laureates have gone on to receive prestigious recognitions including the
Nobel Prize.



*Source: ME
NewsWire




Contacts


APCO Worldwide
Elizabeth Sen, +971-55-954-8673
Deputy
Managing Director
esen@apcoworldwide.com

Toshiba's New Low-capacitance TVS Diodes for High-speed Int… 2017年01月11日 18時02分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba
Corporation
’s (TOKYO:6502) Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions
Company today announced the launch of a new line-up of low-capacitance
TVS diodes [1] for use in high-speed interfaces in mobile
devices, including smartphones, tablet PCs and wearable devices. The new
diodes deliver the industry’s leading-class[2] protection
performance. The line-up covers ten products to protect high-speed
interfaces, including USB 3.0/3.1 and HDMI, from electronic discharge
(ESD) and noise. Shipments start from today.








The new series offers five products for 3.3V lines and five for 5.0V
lines, allowing users to select the product that matches the required
interface voltage of their system. The TVS diodes are fabricated with a
newly developed EAP-IV process[3], which utilizes Toshiba’s
proprietary snapback technology. It improves dynamic resistance, which
absorbs ESD and noise, by approximately 50% compared to Toshiba current
products[4], realizing a low clamping voltage. Furthermore,
static electricity tolerance is improved by approximately 75% against
Toshiba’s current products[4], which can contribute to
improvements in system reliability.



Also, depending on the mounting space of sets, users have a choice of
three packages. “SOD-962 (SL2)” (0.62 x 0.32mm) and “SOD-882(CST2)” (1.0
x 0.6mm) are small-size packages suited for multi-ports including the
increasingly adopted USB Type-C™. The flow-through “DFN10” package (2.5
x 1.0mm) reduces the inductance that occurs from wiring.






































































































































































































 


Line-up and Main Specifications




(@Ta=25 ℃)



Part Number

 

Configuration

 


Absolute
Maximum
Ratings



 


VRWM
Max.
(V)



 


RDYN typ.
@8 to
16A
(Ω)



 

VC typ. (V)

 


Ct typ.
@0V,
1 MHz
(pF)



 

Package



VESD


(kV)






@16 A

 

@30 A



DF2B5M4SL


Bi-directional


±20


3.6


0.5


17


24


0.2


SOD-962

DF2B5M4CT









SOD-882

DF2S5M4SL


Uni-directional




0.3


14


18.5


0.35


SOD-962

DF2S5M4CT









SOD-882

DF10G5M4N


Bi-directional




0.5


17


24


0.2


DFN10

DF2B6M4SL




5.5


0.5


18


25


0.2


SOD-962

DF2B6M4CT









SOD-882

DF2S6M4SL


Uni-directional




0.3


14


18


0.35


SOD-962

DF2S6M4CT









SOD-882

DF10G6M4N

 

Bi-directional

 

 

 

0.5

 

18

 

25

 

0.2

 

DFN10

 


Notes
[1] Transient Voltage Suppressor diodes (ESD protection
diodes)
[2] For products with the same ratings, as of December 28,
2016. Toshiba survey.
[3] Toshiba’s original ESD Array Process IV
[4]
DF2B7M2SL (EAP-II process product)



*USB Type-C is a trademark of the USB Implementers Forum.



Follow the links below for more on the new products and Toshiba TVS
diodes.
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/ap-en/product/diode/esd-protection-diode.html



Customer Inquiries:
Small Signal Device Sales & Marketing Department
Tel:
+81-3-3457-3411
http://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
Koji
Takahata, +81-3-3457-4963
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



東芝:業界トップクラスの保護性能の、モバイル機器向け高速イ… 2017年01月11日 18時02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、スマートフォンやタブレットPC、ウェアラブルデバイスなどのモバイル機器に使用されるUSB3.0/3.1、HDMIなどの高速インターフェース回路を、静電気(ESD)やノイズから保護する業界トップクラス[注1]の保護性能を持つ低容量TVSダイオード
(ESD保護ダイオード) [注2]の新製品10品種の出荷を本日から開始します。








新製品は、インターフェースの電圧に合わせて使えるように、3.3Vラインと5.0Vラインの2シリーズでそれぞれ5製品、合計10製品をラインアップしました。本製品は、当社独自のスナップバック技術を用いた、新規開発のEAP-IVプロセス[注3]を採用し、当社従来品[注4]に比べて、ESDやノイズを吸収するダイナミック抵抗を約50%改善し、低クランプ電圧を実現しました。さらに、自己静電気耐量も当社従来品[注4]に比べて約75%向上させ、システムの信頼性向上に貢献することが可能です。



またパッケージは、今後伸長が期待されるUSB Type-CTMなどのマルチポートに適した小型パッケージ「SOD-962
(SL2)」(0.62 × 0.32mm)と「SOD-882(CST2)」(1.0 ×
0.6mm)と、配線のインダクタンスを抑えるフロースルーパッケージ「DFN10」(2.5 ×
1.0mm)の3種類を用意し、セットの実装スペースに合わせた製品を選択することができます。






































































































































































































 


新製品の主な仕様:




 (@Ta=25 ℃)



品番

 


内部
接続



 

絶対最大定格

 


VRWM
Max.
(V)



 


RDYN typ
@8~16 A
(Ω)



 

VC typ. (V)

 


Ct typ.
@0V,
1 MHz
(pF)



 

パッケージ




VESD
(kV)






@16 A

 

@30 A



DF2B5M4SL


双方向


±20


3.6


0.5


17


24


0.2


SOD-962

DF2B5M4CT









SOD-882

DF2S5M4SL


単方向




0.3


14


18.5


0.35


SOD-962

DF2S5M4CT









SOD-882

DF10G5M4N


双方向




0.5


17


24


0.2


DFN10

DF2B6M4SL




5.5


0.5


18


25


0.2


SOD-962

DF2B6M4CT









SOD-882

DF2S6M4SL


単方向




0.3


14


18


0.35


SOD-962

DF2S6M4CT









SOD-882

DF10G6M4N

 

双方向

 

 

 

0.5

 

18

 

25

 

0.2

 

DFN10

 


[注1]2017年1月11日現在、同定格の製品において。当社調べ。
[注2]TVSダイオード: Transient Voltage
Suppressor(過渡電圧抑制)ダイオード(ESD保護ダイオード)
[注3]東芝のオリジナルプロセス:ESD Array
Process IV
[注4]DF2B7M2SL (EAP-IIプロセス品)



*USB Type-CはUSB Implementers Forumの商標です。



新製品を含む東芝のTVSダイオード 製品の詳細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/diode/esd-protection-diode.html



お客様からの製品に関するお問い合わせ先:
小信号デバイス営業推進部
Tel: 03-3457-3411
http://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
高畑浩二
Tel:
03-3457-4963
e-mail: semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



LegoChem Biosciences Enters into Research Licensing Agreeme… 2017年01月11日 16時01分

DAEJEON, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#ADCtechnology--LegoChem
Biosciences
(“LCB”) (KOSDAQ:141080), based in Daejeon South Korea,
announced today that the Company has entered into a research licensing
agreement with Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited (TSE:4502)
(”Takeda”) to evaluate next-generation antibody drug conjugate (ADC)
candidates. Through this agreement, Takeda will have access to LCB’s
proprietary ADC technology, ConjuAllTM.




ConjuAllTM
is LCB’s proprietary next-generation ADC technology platform. Utilizing
a site-specific bio-conjugation method and a stable beta-glucuronide
linker, ConjuAll™ enables the design of homogeneous plasma stable ADCs
with the potential for improved payload delivery to cancer cells.



Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will focus on evaluating
novel ADC candidates. Takeda will have an exclusive option to license
global rights for the project results.



Dr. Yong Zu Kim, President & CEO of LCB said, “We are delighted that
Takeda has recognized the potential of our proprietary ADC technology to
address unmet medical needs in the ADC field. Takeda is a desirable
partner for LCB as they have expertise and experience in the global
commercialization of an antibody drug conjugate therapy.”



Takeda signed the research licensing agreements with LCB through its
wholly owned subsidiary, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



About LegoChem
Biosciences



LegoChem Biosciences is a biopharmaceutical company focusing on the
development of next-generation novel therapeutics utilizing its
proprietary medicinal drug discovery technology LegoChemistry™ & ADC
platform technology ConjuAll™. Since its foundation in 2006, LCB has
focused on the research and development of ADC
(Antibody-Drug-Conjugates), antibiotics, anticoagulants and anticancer
therapeutics based on proprietary platform technologies.



About ConjuAllTM



ConjuAllTM is a next-generation ADC platform technology
utilizing novel linker chemistry combined with site-specific enzymatic
conjugation. Its platform provides solutions for site-specific
conjugation, linker stability and efficient payload release which are
three major unmet needs in ADC development.



MedCI LLC, a business development consulting firm, served as an
advisor to LCB.




Contacts


LegoChem Biosciences, Inc.
BD enquiries
Jeiwook Chae,
+82-42-861-0688
Chief Business Development Officer
bd@legochembio.com
or
Media
& Investors enquiries
Wooshik Kim, +82-70-4811-3260
Manager
ir@legochembio.com



NTT Communications Named Champions for 3rd Consecutive Year… 2017年01月11日 15時00分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and
international communications business within the NTT (NYSE:NTT) Group,
announced today that it has been named a champion in the Frost Industry
Quotient (IQ) - Asia Pacific Hosted Telephony and UCC Services
Providers, 2016.








According to Frost and Sullivan, “NTT Com provides in-depth experience
and understanding of Unified-Communication-as-a-Service and total
flexibility in implementing tangible value added services such as hybrid
cloud and private instances.”



Frost & Sullivan has evaluated the 10 major service providers in the
Asia Pacific region and assessed them using the Frost Industry Quotient
(Frost IQ) matrix. The matrix comprises four quadrants: champions,
challengers, defenders and explorers, based on a combination of market
share performance and future growth strategies as determined by Frost &
Sullivan research.



Related News
NTT
Communications Named Champions in APAC Hosted Telephony and Unified
Communications Service Providers Frost IQ

NTT
Communications and Arkadin honored in Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT
Awards



About Frost & Sullivan



Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration
with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global
challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break
today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been
developing growth strategies for the Global 1000, emerging businesses,
the public sector and the investment community.



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 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




Contacts


For more information
NTT Communications Corporation
Ms. Yuko
Miyamoto / Ms. Hana Tsuchiya, +81 3 6700 4010
Public Relations



パシフィカ・キャピタル、国内初のマリオットのブランド、モク… 2017年01月11日 14時38分

東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- この度、商業系不動産開発を手掛ける株式会社パシフィカ・キャピタルは、日本国内初のモクシー・ホテル(Moxy
Hotel)の開業に向けて、マリオット・インターナショナルと運営委託契約を締結いたしました。開業は、2017年11月を予定しています。




ホテル名称は「モクシー東京錦糸町ホテル(Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho
Hotel)」で、乗降客数の多い錦糸町駅から徒歩5分に位置します。主要観光地である浅草や東京スカイツリー、高速道路のインターチェンジの近くにあり、更には羽田空港、成田空港、東京ディズニーランドへのアクセスにも非常に便利です。部屋数は、ゆとりのある205室(各室18-28m2)の規模で、1階の共用ラウンジは、24時間飲食サービスを提供し、リビングやコワーキングスペース(Co-working
Space)のような、魅力的で快適な空間です。また、フィットネス設備、会議室も完備する予定です。



モクシー・ホテルは、ミレニアル世代をターゲットとし、2014年に誕生したマリオットが誇るデザイナーズ・ホテルです。最新テクノロジーを導入し、楽しさと利便性を重視した共用空間を備え、快適に飲食・ビジネス・コミュニケーションができる環境を提供します。現在、アメリカ・ヨーロッパその他地域で7か所展開している、洗練されたホテルです。



2016年には、国内への外国人観光客は約2400万人に達し(前年度約20%増)、うち80%以上がアジア各国からの外国人です。また、2020年夏開催の東京オリンピックを控え、日本政府は、2020年の訪日外国人数の目標を、2015年の2倍の4000万人と定めています。業界では、ホテルの供給不足が懸念されています。



モクシー東京錦糸町ホテルは、パシフィカ・キャピタルの100%子会社である株式会社アメリカンホテルマネジメントが運営し、マリオットグループは、人材及び運営ノウハウを提供します。



パシフィカ・キャピタルの代表取締役セス・サルキンは、次のように述べています。
「手頃な価格で、滞在すること自体を楽しめるホテルが、東京にはまだまだ不足しているといえます。普通のビジネスホテルと、ほとんどの人の手の届かない高額宿泊料金の高級ホテルとの大きな差を埋めるという点において、モクシー・ホテルのコンセプトは非常に素晴らしいものであると考えています。」






































 


【物件概要】



住所

 

東京都墨田区江東橋3-4-2

敷地面積



1,247.53m2



延床面積



7,465.68m2



竣工


1988年4月

構造

 

地下2階、地上10階建

 


【株式会社パシフィカ・キャピタル】
1995年前身のパシフィカ・コーポレーションとして設立以来、パシフィカ・キャピタルは、東京並びに主要国内都市で商業系物件等の投資・開発・運営やソーラー事業開発・運営に携わってまいりました。




Contacts


本件に関するお問い合わせ:
株式会社パシフィカ・キャピタル
田中 藍衣
Tel: 03-5549-9033
tanaka@pacifica-cap.com



Pacifica Capital to Open Marriott's First Moxy Hotel in Jap… 2017年01月11日 14時38分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tokyo-based commercial real estate developer Pacifica Capital K.K. has
signed a management contract with Marriott International to open Japan’s
first location for the young, fast-growing brand “Moxy Hotels” in
November 2017.




The property, to be known as “Moxy Tokyo Kinshicho Hotel”, is a short
walk from Kinshicho, one of Tokyo’s busiest train stations and near some
of the capital’s major tourist attractions such as Asakusa and Tokyo Sky
Tree. It is also within a block of an expressway onramp making the
property convenient to Haneda and Narita airports as well as Tokyo
Disneyland. The hotel will have 205 rooms ranging 18-28 m2,
large, attractive and comfortable food and beverage facilities, a gym
and meeting rooms.



Launched in 2014, Moxy is a boutique hotel concept targeted at
Millennials using the latest technology and a strong emphasis on fun and
useful public areas with comfortable space to eat, drink, work and
communicate 24/7. Currently, there are 7 Moxy hotels open in the U.S.
and Europe and a strong development pipeline.



In 2016, international visitors to Japan grew by 20% to a record 24
million, more than 80% of which came from Asia. With the Summer Olympics
coming to Tokyo in 2020, the Japanese government doubled its 2020
inbound visitor target to 40 million people and experts predict a
massive accommodation shortage.



Pacifica’s 100% subsidiary, American Hotel Management K.K. will operate
the hotel with key personnel to be seconded by Marriott. “I love the
Moxy concept” said Seth Sulkin, President & CEO of Pacifica Capital K.K.
“Tokyo desperately needs boutique hotels at an affordable price where
people actually enjoy staying. We think Moxy fills a huge gap between
basic business hotels with cramped rooms and luxury hotels at prices
beyond what most people can afford to pay."



Property Summary:



Address: 3-4-2 Kotobashi, Sumida-ku, Tokyo
Land area: 1,247.53 m2
Building
area: 7,465.68 m2
Completed: April 1988
Structure:
two basement levels, 10 floors above ground



About Pacifica: Founded in 1995, Pacifica Capital is one of Japan’s
leading foreign-capital real estate developers. It has a strong track
record in development of hotels, shopping centers and mixed-use
properties as well as utility-scale solar plants.




Contacts


For further information on this property or to introduce land and
buildings to Pacifica:
Pacifica Capital K.K.
Ms. Ai Tanaka,
+81-3-5549-9033
tanaka@pacifica-cap.com



TCN Announces Exclusive Reseller Partnership with Japan-Bas… 2017年01月11日 06時00分


Cloud-based call center technology provider aims to accelerate its
global development and adoption with a key partner in Japan


TOKYO & ST. GEORGE, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#CallCenter--TCN
Inc.
, the leading provider of cloud-based call center technology for
enterprises, contact centers, BPOs, and collection agencies worldwide,
today announced an exclusive reseller partnership with Japan-based ICXnet
Corporation
. With operations in Japan, Hong Kong and Switzerland,
ICXnet Corporation provides advanced IT and telecommunications products
to large international corporations worldwide. Under this partnership,
ICXnet will promote and market TCN’s cloud-based contact center suite,
Platform 3.0, to domestic and multinational companies based in Japan.




“We are thrilled to be partnering with TCN because TCN offers the most
advanced cloud-based contact center solutions in the market, providing
contact center communications, operations and management in a single
view,” said Saku Kawamata, president of ICXnet Corporation. “We are
confident that TCN’s innovative features for collections, ease of
deployment and flexibility, global Telco bundle and billing capabilities
would significantly benefit our customers in Japan.”



TCN Platform 3.0 is a cost-effective, advanced cloud-based contact
center suite that eliminates the need for complicated hardware and
improves connectivity between agents and customers, increasing
efficiency without the need for additional staff. Leveraging ICXnet’s
extensive network in Japan and throughout Asia, the partnership will not
only help promote TCN’s advanced contact center solutions to major
corporations in the retail, IT services, BPO and collection industries
in Japan, but also accelerate its market expansion to other countries in
the Asia-Pacific region.



“The demand for cloud-based contact center solutions has been steadily
increasing worldwide, and we have experienced a steady growth in our
Asia-Pacific operations for the past four years, particularly in the
Philippines, Australia and New Zealand,” said Terrel Bird, CEO and
co-founder of TCN. “We are excited about our partnership with ICXnet and
look forward to offering our latest multi-language solutions to future
customers in Japan, streamlining their operations and improving overall
productivity and efficiency.”



A
research report by Markets and Markets
shows that the cloud-based
contact center market is estimated to grow from USD 5.43 billion in 2016
to USD 15.67 billion by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of
23.6 percent. The report also shows that the Asia-Pacific region is
expected to grow at the highest rate during the forecast period due to
growing acceptance of cloud-based solutions and other emerging
technologies.



“Many Japanese and multinational corporations are looking to integrate
their call center systems into one cloud-based platform,” said Li
Tiatia, executive vice president of Asia-Pacific operations of TCN. “TCN
offers the ideal solution for that, enabling contact centers and BPOs to
minimize IT expenses and focus on growing their businesses.”



About TCN:



TCN is a leading provider of cloud-based call center technology for
enterprises, contact centers, BPOs, and collection agencies worldwide.
Founded in 1999, TCN combines a deep understanding of the needs of call
center users with a highly affordable delivery model, ensuring immediate
access to robust call center technology, such as predictive dialer, IVR,
call recording, and business analytics required to optimize operations
and adhere to TCPA regulations. Its “always-on” cloud-based delivery
model provides customers with immediate access to the latest version of
the TCN solution, as well as the ability to quickly and easily scale and
adjust to evolving business needs. TCN serves various Fortune 500
companies and enterprises in multiple industries including newspaper,
collection, education, healthcare, automotive, political, customer
service, and marketing. For more information, visit https://www.tcnp3.com
or follow on Twitter @tcn.



About ICXnet Corporation:



ICXnet cultivates and delivers the best of advanced telecommunication
and information technology, acquisition and management process from its
partners around the world and offers them in the most innovative and
creative means that are in client's best interests and cost-effective
ways. Cloud-based solutions allow clients to achieve the same
business infrastructure support without complex hardware, excessive
capital investments and systems support. With direct operations in
Japan, Hong Kong and Switzerland, ICXnet also provides services
and operations in Asia, Europe and Middle East countries. For more
information, visit: http://www.icxnet.com/




Contacts


Gabriel Marketing Group
Michiko Morales, 1-571-455-9996
michim@gabrielmarketing.com
or
ICXnet
Corporation
Saku Kawamata
info@icxnet.com

TCN、日本を拠点とするICXnet Corporationとの独占的販売提携を… 2017年01月11日 06時00分


クラウド型コンタクトセンターソリューションの企業が、日本の重要パートナーと提携を通し、グローバル展開を加速


東京 & 米ユタ州セントジョージ--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#CallCenter--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- TCN
Inc.
(世界の企業/コンタクトセンター/BPO/料金回収代行業者向けにクラウド型コンタクトセンターソリューションを提供する一流企業)は本日、日本を拠点とするICXnet
Corporation
との独占的な販売提携を発表しました。日本・香港・スイスに営業所を構えるICXnet
Corporationは、世界の国際的大企業に高度なIT/電気通信製品を提供しています。本提携の下、ICXnetは日本を拠点とする国内企業および多国籍企業を対象に、TCNのクラウド型コンタクトセンタースイートであるPlatform
3.0の販促と販売を行っていきます。




ICXnet Corporationの河又 朔
社長は、次のように述べています。「TCNは市場で最も先進的なクラウド型コンタクトセンターソリューションとして、コンタクトセンターの通信・業務・管理をシングルビューで実現するソリューションを提供しており、当社はTCNと提携できることに感激しています。TCNは料金回収のための革新的な諸機能、容易な展開力と柔軟性、世界的通信事業者のバンドル化機能、課金機能を備えており、これらが日本における当社のお客さまに大きなメリットになると、当社は確信しています。」



TCN Platform
3.0はコスト効率に優れた先進的なクラウド型コンタクトセンタースイートで、これにより複雑なハードウエアの必要性をなくし、エージェントとお客さまの間の接続性を改善することで、新たな人員を追加せずに効率を高めることができます。両社の提携により、日本を含むアジアにおけるICXnetの広範なネットワークを活用することで、日本で小売り、ITサービス、BPO、料金回収の業界に携わる大企業にTCNの先進的なコンタクトセンターソリューションを届けるための業務を推進できるだけでなく、アジア太平洋地域におけるその他の国々への市場拡大を加速できます。



TCNの共同設立者で最高経営責任者(CEO)のTerrel
Birdは、次のように述べています。「クラウド型コンタクトセンターソリューションに対する需要は世界規模で着実に増えており、アジア太平洋地域、特にフィリピン、オーストラリア、ニュージーランドにおける当社事業は過去4年間にわたって堅実に成長しています。当社はICXnetとの提携を大変うれしく思っており、当社最新の多言語対応ソリューションを日本でこれからのお客さまに提供することで、その事業を簡素化し、全体的な生産性と効率性を改善していきたいと思います。」



Markets
and Marketsによる調査報告書
によれば、クラウド型コンタクトセンター市場は2016年の54億3000万米ドルから2021年までに156億7000万米ドルへ、年平均成長率(CAGR)23.6パーセントで成長すると見積もられています。同報告書は、クラウド型ソリューションやその他の新技術の受容が拡大することで、アジア太平洋地域は予測期間において最も速いペースで成長する見通しであることも示しています。



TCNのアジア太平洋事業担当エグゼクティブバイスプレジデントを務めるLi
Tiatiaは、次のように述べています。「多くの日本企業や多国籍企業は、自社のコールセンターシステムを1つのクラウド型プラットフォームに統合したいと考えています。TCNはその目的に理想的なソリューションを提供することで、コンタクトセンターやBPOがIT経費を最小化して、自社事業の成長に傾注できるようにします。」



TCNについて



TCNは世界の企業/コンタクトセンター/BPO/料金回収代行業者向けのクラウド型コンタクトセンターソリューションを提供する一流企業です。1999年に設立されたTCNは、あらゆるコールセンターユーザーのニーズについての深い理解と、非常に求めやすいデリバリーモデルを併せ持っており、充実したコールセンターソリューションを確実・迅速に提供しています。代表的なソリューションとしては、プレディクティブダイヤラー、自動音声応答(IVR)、通話録音、業務を最適化してTCPA規制を順守するために必要なビジネスアナリティクスなどがあります。当社の「常時接続型」のクラウド型デリバリーモデルにより、お客さまは最新バージョンのTCNソリューションを常にご利用いただくとともに、進展を見せるビジネスニーズに応じて迅速・容易に規模を拡大して、そのニーズに対応するための能力を提供します。TCNは種々のフォーチュン500企業や、その他様々な企業にサービスを提供しています。対象業界は多様で、新聞、料金回収、教育、医療、自動車、政治、カスタマーサービス、マーケティングなどがあります。詳細情報についてはhttps://www.tcnp3.comをご覧になるか、ツイッターで@tcnをフォローしてください。



ICXnet Corporationについて



ICXnetは世界中の提携企業が提供する高度な通信情報技術、取得/管理プロセスの中から最善のものを掘り起こし、提供しています。提供に当たっては、お客さまにとって最善の利益となり、コスト効率に優れたものとなるよう、最も革新的かつ創造的な方法を採用しています。お客さまはクラウド型サービスにより、複雑なハードウエア、過剰な資本投資、システムサポートを必要とすることなく、これらと同じビジネスインフラサポートを達成することができます。日本・香港・スイスに自社営業所を構えるICXnetは、その他のアジア、欧州、中東の各国でもサービスを提供し、拠点を整えています。詳細情報についてはhttp://www.icxnet.com/をご覧ください。



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


TCN
モラレスみち子, 1-571-455-9996
michim@gabrielmarketing.com
または
ICXnet
Corporation
河又 朔
info@icxnet.com



Top 5 Vendors in the Global Automotive Power Tailgate Syste… 2017年01月11日 03時43分

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Automotive--Technavio
has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent global
automotive power tailgate system market
report until
2021. This research report also lists four other prominent vendors that
are expected to impact the market during the forecast period.















 

The global automotive power tailgate system market is predicted
to grow at a CAGR of almost 12% through the forecast period,
expected to grow to 91.05 million units by 2021. EMEA occupies the
majority share of this market, and over 40% of the incremental
growth is expected to originate from the region.



The main factors pushing for the healthy growth of this market is the
increasing need for safety, performance, stability, and comfort.
Additionally, various governmental agencies are pushing for a standard
deployment of advanced
driver assistance systems
(ADAS), use of active safety systems,
anti-intrusion and anti-theft systems, and automatic
emergency braking systems
. Additionally, with the increasing
penetration of electric
vehicles
, this market is set to grow at a healthy rate through
the forecast period.



Competitive vendor landscape



The global automotive power tailgate system market is witnessing the
dominance of a few established players that are the manufacturers and
the suppliers of power operated tailgate systems and components systems.
The major competition in the market is likely to intensify due to
vehicle downsizing, improving fuel efficiency, and autonomous vehicles.
The highest adoption for this technology is seen in Europe, North
America, and Japan owing to the greater emphasis on vehicle safety,
comfort, and convenient systems while purchasing a vehicle.



HUF Group, Johnson Electric, Brose, and Mitsuba are the notable
players that account for more than 40% of the global market in terms of
revenue. Unlike any other industry, the
automotive
industry
is governed by strict regulations and
standards, which will increase adoption and enhance the profitability of
advanced vehicle access systems
,” says Siddharth Jaiswal, one of
the lead analysts at Technavio for automotive
electronics
research.



Request a sample report: http://www.technavio.com/request-a-sample?report=55600



Technavio’s sample reports are free of charge and contain multiple
sections of the report including the market size and forecast, drivers,
challenges, trends, and more.



Top five automotive power tailgate system market vendors



Brose



Brose develops products that enhance vehicle safety, comfort, and
efficiency. The company invests 8% of its annual revenue, on an average,
in R&D. The company develops and manufactures various components that
form an integral part of the efficient functioning of the tailgate
system. The latch and the latch model developed for tailgate closure
system features an integrated free-wheel crash and central locking
system, which helps in reducing the overall weight of the vehicle. The
company’s lift gate system is integrated into plastic and metal tubes
with an optional overload clutch and friction brake.



HUF Group



HUF Group develops and produces electronic and mechanical key systems,
steering locks, lock sets, telematics, remote control systems, and tire
pressure monitoring systems for the automotive market. The company first
developed and manufactured lock sets for Mercedes-Benz back in 1920. The
tailgate components manufactured by the company includes tailgate
components carriers, electric latches, and emblem enclosures among
others.



Johnson Electric



Johnson Electric designs and manufactures control systems, motion
products, and flexible interconnects. The key industries served by the
company include automotive, business machines, building, automation and
security, defense and aerospace, HVAC, home technologies, power
equipment, and tools. As the automotive industry is shifting toward
vehicle downsizing and electrification of components, automobile
manufacturers must develop smart solutions for the same.



Mitsuba



Mitsuba manufactures electrical components for four-wheeled vehicles and
develops motor control and mechanism technologies for motorcycle
components, nursing care equipment, and car accessories. The
company manufactures electrical products for the automotive industry,
which mostly includes systems and components for automobile safety and
comfort. The technologies developed by the company offer convenience,
comfort, enhanced vision, and drive control.



Stabilus



Stabilus manufactures hydraulic dampeners, gas springs, and
electromechanical drives. The company’s primary segment includes
automotive, POWERISE, industrial and swivel chair covering industries
ranging from manufacturing systems to furniture industry. The company
designs and manufactures gas springs and automatic lid motor for
convenient opening and closing of the trunk lid. The POWERISE system
developed by the company enables quick and fast operation of the
tailgate system. The system is also enabled with anti-pinch technology
to stop the closing of the tailgate in any position upon detection of
any obstruction.



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Automotive Radar Sensors – Market Trends and Forecast by Te… 2017年01月11日 03時03分

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Automotive--Technavio’s latest report on the global
automotive radar sensors 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.








Neelam Barua, a lead analyst from Technavio, specializing in research on
automotive
electronics
sector, says, “The data for the automotive radar
sensors market has been arrived by the bottom-up sizing approach by
assimilating the sizes for its constituent markets by applications. This
has further been refined by selective significance applied to each
constituent market depending on the incidence of automotive radar
sensors in the market
.”



Long-range radar sensors will be more prevalent in North America and
Western Europe owing to the presence of a large consumer base that
prefers autonomy. The US, especially, is the hotbed of testing and
implementation of autonomous vehicles by Google and Tesla. In 2015, more
than 81% of sales of Tesla vehicles was from the US. The country was
followed by Canada, accounting for 6% of the sales.



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sections of the report including the market size and forecast, drivers,
challenges, trends, and more.



The top three emerging trends driving the global automotive radar
sensors market according to Technavio automotive
research analysts are:




  • Bi-static radar sensors to win over mono-static radar sensors


  • Ray-tracing simulation is expected to replace drive testing of
    automotive radar sensor


  • SoC solutions are expected to become new normal in automotive radar
    sensors market



Bi-static radar sensors to win over mono-static radar sensors due to
stringent requirements



Detection range is the main specification for long- and mid-range radar
systems. Obtaining a high detection range requires high transmitter
output power and highly sensitivity receiver. Meeting such stringent
performance goals is more difficult for monostatic radar systems when
compared with their bi-static counterparts.



The use of a coupler in front of the antenna in the case of monostatic
radars has been found to introduce additional loss in the RF path. This
loss, in turn, degrades the noise performance of the system and affects
the conversion gain of the receiver and the output power of the
transmitter.



Ray-tracing simulation is expected to replace drive testing of
automotive radar sensor



Systems that consist of regions of varying propagation velocity,
absorption characteristics, and reflecting surfaces are the reality, and
modern radar waves need to pass through such media to be effective.
Usually, under such varied circumstances, wavefronts may bend, change
direction, or reflect off surfaces, thus complicating their analysis.



Automotive radar sensor-based systems need to be tested under all
circumstances and under diverse ambient media, to assess their efficacy
and effectiveness. In current procedures, this involves hundreds of
scenarios that need to be tested to full proof the system
,” says
Neelam.



SoC solutions are expected to become new normal in automotive radar
sensors market



System-on-chip (SoC) solutions are currently the go-to technology that
can incorporate multiple sensors on a single hardware platform. Due to
the current micro-trend for micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)-based
sensors being in the aegis of monolithic design, there is an increased
need for optimized integration. SoC is an integrated circuit that
incorporates multiple systems on a single chip.



The primary requirement of a SoC-based MEMS sensor solution would be of
the fundamental nature (i.e., size). Further miniaturization of sensors
is expected to become necessary. Currently, the node size of a usual
automotive sensor is around the range of 48-28 nm.



The key vendors are as follows:




  • InnoSenT


  • Robert Bosch


  • Smartmicro


  • Autoliv


  • Continental


  • ZF-TRW


  • Wistron NeWeb


  • NXP Semiconductors


  • HELLA


  • DENSO


  • Delphi Automotive



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