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

KYOCERA Corporation Names Hideo Tanimoto as New President 2017年02月24日 22時05分


Veteran of company’s core fine ceramic components business unit to
assume role April 1; current president Goro Yamaguchi to become chairman




KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) announced that Mr. Hideo
Tanimoto will be promoted to president, effective April 1, following a
unanimous vote of its board of directors held today. Tanimoto, currently
director and managing executive officer, will become Kyocera’s
president, representative director and executive officer — taking over
from Mr. Goro Yamaguchi, who will become chairman and representative
director.








During his 35 years with the company, Tanimoto has been instrumental in
developing innovative new materials and manufacturing processes as an
engineer in the fine ceramic components business. He was appointed
general manager of the company’s Corporate Fine Ceramics Group in 2014
and joined the board of directors in 2016.



“Today, Kyocera supplies a diverse range of products, from semiconductor
components and electronic devices to solar modules, document equipment
and mobile phones,” said current president Yamaguchi. “At our core is
the fine ceramic components business, which has continued to grow in
step since the company’s founding in 1959. Tanimoto will bring best
practices from that pioneering division and implement fresh ideas to
help maximize profits for all Kyocera business units.”



Tanimoto stated that he aims to maximize group synergies by
strengthening horizontal linkages among the Kyocera Group’s diverse
business segments to further expand sales while nurturing Kyocera’s
corporate culture. Personal priorities, he added, include never
forgetting his gratitude toward others and always remaining humble.



For more information, please see:
http://global.kyocera.com/news/2017/0201_sspo.html.html



About
KYOCERA



Kyocera
Corporation
(NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971), the parent and global
headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine
ceramics
(also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these
engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other
technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of printers,
copiers, mobile phones, solar power generating systems, electronic
components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial
ceramics. Kyocera appears on the “Top 100 Global Innovators” list by
Clarivate Analytics and is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine’s 2016
“Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.




Contacts


KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
Kenichi Hara, +81-(0)75-604-3416
Corporate
Communications
webmaster.pressgl@kyocera.jp
Fax:
+81-(0)75-604-3516



Warehouse TERRADA Launches "teburaTRAVEL by minikura" 2017年02月24日 12時00分


- Offering a new style of traveling for business travelers and tourists -


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warehouse TERRADA (Shinagawa, Tokyo; CEO: Yoshihisa Nakano) is pleased
to announce that a new service “teburaTRAVEL by minikura” is launched.
This service enables to go on a business trip or go sightseeing with
your hands-free.








With “teburaTRAVEL by minikura,” the users fill a special box with items
they wish to store then send it to us, where our dedicated staff will
carefully photograph each item and store them in an environment complete
with temperature and humidity controls and security. The users can then
confirm their items, in photo or list form, via a dedicated website
compatible with PCs, smartphones and tablets, and arrange to have them
sent in a suitcase whenever and wherever they plan to travel. Dry
cleaning of the clothes is included in the service upon return of the
items, which makes traveling stress free. Warehouse TERRADA is
continuously offering new lifestyles to the users from all over the
world.



[About teburaTRAVEL by minikura] https://minikura.com/lineup/travel_en.html
The
service enables the users to receive their stored items in a suitcase in
any place, and request the items’ dry-cleaning upon return of the items.
“Tebura” is the Japanese word for “hands-free.”
Package price: $45
(tax included)
Package detail: suitcase rental (for one week) /
shipping charge for receiving and returning / dry-cleaning (up to three
items of clothing)
* The additional charge for extra cleaning:
$4.50 per item of clothing for four or more items (tax included).
*
The additional charge for the extension of suitcase rental period: $3.00
per day in excess (tax included).
* Dollar rates are current as of
February, 2017.



[About Warehouse TERRADA]
Since the foundation in 1950,
Warehouse TERRADA has been cultivating better storage techniques and
making proactive action on the capital investment in order to store and
preserve items under the best environment. Expanding our business beyond
the traditional warehousing, we are currently pursuing the preservation
and restoration techniques to raise the value of stored items and pass
it on to the next generations. We are also developing a business to
create a hub to output the new culture by making a full use of our
knowledge as a professional in space creation. Our storage technologies
for items that require high expertise such as artworks, audio-visual
media, and wines have been receiving a great reputation by each industry.



Company Name: Warehouse TERRADA
Main Business:
Preserving/Safekeeping Business and Related Business
Representative:
CEO, Yoshihisa Nakano
Address: 2-6-10 Higashi-Shinagawa,
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan
Foundation: October 1950
URL:
http://www.terrada.co.jp/




Contacts


[For Inquiries about the service and interview]
Warehouse
TERRADA
MINIKURA Group
E-MAIL: minikura-kikaku@terrada.co.jp



U-CAN Creates Heartwarming Video Depicting Cats Using U-CAN… 2017年02月24日 11時00分


Heartwarming video of an elderly widow living alone deep in the
mountains with her two cats


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#CatsLearning--U-CAN releases an online fictional video entitled “Cats
Learning
” for view over YouTube that depicts an elderly widow
and her two cats living deep in the forest of Nagano Prefecture. The
video is designed to demonstrate the highly effective correspondence
course materials created by U-CAN while at the same time touching the
hearts of viewers with a warm storyline.








Please watch the video at: https://youtu.be/R4c_jyTH1a4



The video depicts the two cats observing the widow in deep sorrow
looking at her husband’s picture and then suddenly picking up and begin
studying a fictional "U-nyan"
(Meaning “U-Meow”) correspondence course for cats. “U-Meow” includes
text and DVD materials in cat paw language designed to teach them how to
“stand on their hind legs”, “shake their tails”, and “give massages”.
This scene raises the question why the cats are studying the “U-Meow”
correspondence course materials?



This question is answered when the cats take a surprising and
heartwarming behavior when they see once again the old lady crying with
her husband’s picture in her hands. Do watch the moving story of the
elderly widow and her two cats online.



“The true value of correspondence courses is their ability to provide
people with new knowledge and skills by enabling them to study at their
convenience wherever and whenever they like,” said Kentaro Kimura,
Executive Creative Director at Hakuhodo Kettle. “Based upon this
strength of U-CAN’s correspondence course business, we came up with the
story line of a lonely elderly widow living in the remote mountainous
region of Japan with her cats to demonstrate the ability of U-CAN’s
correspondence course to help cheer up the old lady saddened by the loss
of her husband.”



About U-CAN



U-CAN,
Inc.
creates various learning materials that make “studying fun” and
provides “happiness through knowledge” in the fields of education,
culture and entertainment. Courses include 140 courses in various fields
including licenses, hobbies, education and others provided through
correspondence courses. Also videogrammes, music software, books, CDs,
videos and DVDs that are designed to stimulate users’ intellectual
curiosity are sold via mail-order services. Please visit our website for
more details: http://www.u-can.co.jp/




Contacts


U-CAN "Cats Learning" PR Office
Akemi Nio / Ikuko Ota,
+81-3-6441-4501
pr@kettle.co.jp



SoftBank, Sprint and TBCASoft Partner in Blockchain Technol… 2017年02月24日 09時00分

BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Japan-based SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”), U.S.-based Sprint Corporation
(“Sprint”) and U.S.-based TBCASoft, Inc. (“TBCASoft”) today announced
they agreed to aim for a technology partnership jointly developing
blockchain technology for telecommunication carriers.







TBCASoft is a startup company developing consortium-based blockchain
technology specifically for telecommunication carriers. SoftBank, Sprint
and TBCASoft will promote research and development with the aim of
building a cross-carrier blockchain platform for various services, such
as secured clearing and settlement, personal authentication, IoT
applications, and other services provided by telecommunication carriers.



Starting June 2017, the three companies aim to commence a technical
trial that connects TBCASoft’s blockchain platform to telecommunication
carriers’ systems. The three companies will collaborate closely on
issues related to technology, business and the regulations of various
jurisdictions.



About SoftBank Corp.



SoftBank Corp., a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO:9984),
provides mobile communication, fixed-line communication and Internet
connection services to customers in Japan. Leveraging synergies with
other companies in the SoftBank Group, SoftBank Corp. aims to transform
lifestyles through ICT and expand into other business areas including
IoT, robotics and energy. To learn more, please visit www.softbank.jp/en/corp/group/sbm/.



About Sprint



Sprint (NYSE:S) is a communications services company that creates more
and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about
most. Sprint served 59.5 million connections as of Dec. 31, 2016 and is
widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative
technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national
carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including
Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant
national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier
1 Internet backbone. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the past five years. You
can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com
or www.facebook.com/sprint
and www.twitter.com/sprint.



About TBCASoft, Inc.



TBCASoft is a US-based company developing innovative blockchain
technology specifically for telecommunication carriers. Its
consortium-based blockchain platform enables telecommunication carriers
to create innovative services to their subscribers under a more secured,
robust, and efficient environment. TBCASoft is located in Sunnyvale,
California, the center of Silicon Valley. To learn more, please visit
TBCASoft at www.tbcasoft.com.




Contacts


SoftBank Corp.
Corporate Communications (Japan)
Makiko
Ariyama, +81.3.6889.2301
sbpr@softbank.co.jp
or
Sprint
Corporation
Lisa Belot, +1.913.315.5730
Lisa.Belot@sprint.com
or
TBCASoft,
Inc.
Corporate Communications (USA)
marketing@tbcasoft.com

Asia Pacific (APAC) Electronic Shelf Label Market Forecasts… 2017年02月24日 04時21分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Asia
Pacific (APAC) Electronic Shelf Label Market - Forecasts from 2016 to
2021"
report to their offering.




Asia Pacific Electronic Shelf Label Market is estimated to grow from
US$21.113 million in 2015 to US$54.959 million by 2021, at a CAGR of
17.29% over the forecast period.



Factors such as an expanding organized retail sector and an increasing
demand for retail automation are driving the demand for electronic shelf
labels in the emerging economies such as China and India.



Growing awareness regarding good health and fitness allows consumers to
know more about the product they are buying, which ESLs can easily
provide without any need for extra staff to guide consumers, thereby
reducing labor costs and increasing the demand for electronic shelf
labels in the region. Stringent regulations regarding accurate price
labeling is further propelling the market growth, especially in Japan,
where retailers are heavily fined for pricing errors and incorrect
information.



Key five industry participants profiled as part of this section are
Altierre Corporation, Pricer AB, Wincor Nixdorf, Displaydata, and Store
Electronic Systems.



Key Topics Covered:



1. Introduction



2. Research Methodology



3. Executive Summary



4. Market Dynamics



5. Asia Pacific Electronic Shelf Label Market Forecast by Product Type
(US$ million)



6. Asia Pacific Electronic Shelf Label Market Forecast by Communication
Technology (US$ million)



7. Asia Pacific Electronic Shelf Label Market Forecast by Store Type
(US$ million)



8. Asia Pacific Electronic Shelf Label Market Forecast by Geography (US$
million)



9. Competitive Intelligence



10. Company Profiles



For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r5jdm7/asia_pacific.




Contacts


Research and Markets
Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For
EST 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: Retail

Gigaphoton Succeeds in Extending the Lifetime of Collector … 2017年02月24日 01時00分


Company demonstrates that magnetic-field debris mitigation, a new
technology, extends collector mirror lifetime in Pilot light source for
EUV lithography mass production plants, a major step towards eliminating
bottlenecks


OYAMA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gigaphoton Inc., a leading manufacturer of light sources used in
lithography, has announced that in the field of Laser-Produced Plasma
(LPP) light sources for EUV scanners, which the company is currently
engaged in developing, it has successfully demonstrated that debris
mitigation using magnetic fields, the company's new proprietary
technology, is effective in extending the lifetime of collector mirrors
in pilot light sources1) designed to operate in
state-of-the-art semiconductor mass production lines, which have been a
result of Japan's National Institute for New Energy and Industrial
Technology Development (NEDO) grant program.




EUV light source equipment concentrates light generated by
high-intensity EUV plasma, and requires collector mirrors to then
transmit this light to lithography equipment. However, when operating at
high output rates the mirrors soon become contaminated with the tin
being targeted by the mirror's light, which leads to exceedingly short
lifespans of collector mirrors. This challenge has been a major barrier
for their practical application.



In its experiments, Gigaphoton has verified that its patented
technology, which uses magnetic fields to mitigate debris, extends the
lifetime of collector mirrors (with a reflectance decrease of less than
0.5% per billion pulses). These experiments involved the magnetic-field
debris mitigation technology installed onto an EUV lithography pilot
light source equivalent to one typically used in a mass production
plant, and then operated at 100 W. The data suggests that the lifespan
of collector mirrors, which was previously only a few weeks under
continuous operation, can be successfully extended.



Hakaru Mizoguchi, Vice President & CTO of Gigaphoton says, "This
demonstration of the effectiveness of our magnetic-field debris
mitigation technology for pilot light sources designed to operate in
state-of-the-art semiconductor mass production lines, shows how
incredibly close we are to overcoming major technological bottlenecks
and introducing the technology into the EUV light source market. We
remain committed in our efforts to support overall development in the
semiconductor industry and contribute to the realization of an IoT based
society through the development of EUV light sources."



1): a light source designed by Gigaphoton for use in mass
production plants that use EUV lithography. Also called a "high output
demonstration unit"



More information on this issue will be announced at the upcoming
international symposium on advanced lithography, "SPIE Advanced
Lithography 2017," to be held from February 26 to March 2 in San Jose,
California.
http://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/advanced-lithography



About Gigaphoton



Since it was founded in 2000, Gigaphoton has delivered valuable
solutions to semiconductor manufacturers throughout the world as a laser
supplier. Gigaphoton's patented and innovative technology of LPP EUV
solutions play a leading role in achieving better cost effectiveness and
productivity in EUV scanners intended for high-volume manufacturing. In
every stage from R&D to manufacture, sales, and maintenance services,
Gigaphoton is committed to providing world-class support delivered from
the perspective of everyday users. For more information please visit www.Gigaphoton.com.



The information contained in this news release is current at the time of
announcement and subject to change without notice.



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




Contacts


Media contact:
Gigaphoton Inc.
Akinori Matsui,
+81-285-37-6931
Corporate Planning Department
web_info@gigaphoton.com



ギガフォトン、EUVパイロット光源で特許技術「磁場デブリミチゲ… 2017年02月24日 01時00分


量産工場対応EUVリソグラフィパイロット光源にて、新技術「磁場デブリミチゲーション」による集光ミラー寿命延長効果を実証、ボトルネック解消へ大きく前進


栃木県小山市--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- リソグラフィ光源の主要メーカーであるギガフォトン株式会社は、現在開発中のEUVスキャナー用レーザー生成プラズマ(LPP)光源について、国立研究開発法人新エネルギー・産業技術総合開発機構(NEDO)の助成プログラムの成果である、最先端半導体量産ラインでの稼働を想定したパイロット光源注)において、同社の新規独自開発技術である、磁場を使ったデブリミチゲーション(残余物除去)が、集光ミラーの長寿命化に効果的であるということを実証したと発表しました。




EUV光源装置では、高輝度のEUVプラズマから発生する光を集光し、露光装置に伝送する集光ミラーが不可欠ですが、高出力運転時ではこのミラーが発光時のターゲットである錫に汚染されるため、集光ミラーの耐用時間が非常に短いということが、実用化への大きな障害となっていました。今回ギガフォトンは、同社の特許登録済技術である磁場を使ったデブリミチゲーション技術を、100Wレベルの運転にて、量産工場対応EUVリソグラフィ用パイロット光源に搭載した実験で、集光ミラーの寿命延長効果(反射率低下率:0.5%/Billion
pulse以下)を確認しました。このデータは、従来連続運転で数週間が限界であった集光ミラーの耐用時間が延長できる可能性を示唆しています。



ギガフォトン代表取締役副社長兼CTOである溝口計氏は、次のようにコメントしています。「最先端半導体量産ラインでの稼働を想定したパイロット光源で、磁場デブリミチゲーション技術の有効性が実証されたことは、大きな技術ボトルネックが解消されEUV光源が市場導入に大きく近づいたことを示しています。我々は今後もEUV光源の開発を通じて、半導体産業の発展とIoT社会の実現に貢献していきます。」



注)ギガフォトンがEUVリソグラフィ量産工場対応仕様にて設計した光源。別名称「高出力実証機」



*本件の詳細は米国カリフォルニア州サンノゼで2月26日(米国時間)より3月2日まで開催される先端露光の国際シンポジウム(SPIE
Advanced Lithography 2017)で発表予定です。
http://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/advanced-lithography



ギガフォトンについて



2000年設立以来、ギガフォトンはレーザーサプライヤーとして、価値あるソリューションを世界の半導体メーカーに提供し続けています。ギガフォトンの、特許を取得した革新的技術であるLPP
EUVソリューションは、費用対効果と生産性に優れた量産向けEUVスキャナーの実現に向けて先導的役割を果たしています。ギガフォトンは、研究開発から製造・販売・保守サービスまで、常にユーザー目線に立った業界最高水準のサポートをお約束します。詳細についてはwww.gigaphoton.comをご覧ください。



ニュースリリースに記載されている情報は発表時のものであり、予告なしに変更される場合があります。




Contacts


報道関係者向けの連絡窓口
ギガフォトン株式会社
経営企画部
松井章記
TEL:
0285-37-6931
Eメール: web_info@gigaphoton.com

CA Global Announces 2017 California Skateparks Event Partne… 2017年02月23日 23時35分


The World’s Most Recognized Skate Park Design and Construction Firm to
Kick Off 2017 Events with the Vans Park Series Pro Tour at the
Australian Open of Surfing on February 25, 2017


LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--California Skateparks, a CA Global brand and the industry leader in
skate park design and construction, has partnered as the official course
designer and builder for the Vans Park Series (VPS) Pro Tour and Street
League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB World Tour. The 2017 season will kick
off with the Vans Park Series Pro Tour at the Australian Open of Surfing
in Manly Beach, Sydney, followed by stops in Brazil, Sweden, Canada and
the United States. The International Skateboarding Federation (ISF)
currently recognizes the Vans Park Series and SLS as the official World
Championship qualification systems for both Park Terrain and Street
Skateboarding, the two disciplines chosen for skateboarding in the Tokyo
2020 Olympics.








Since the firm’s inception in 1998, California Skateparks has designed
and built over 350 skate parks throughout North America, South America,
Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. With a rich history and deep
connection in the skateboard community, California Skateparks'
creativity and customization of each course’s design and build continues
to push the innovation and progression of skateboarding, gaining the
trust and endorsement of professional athletes and celebrities
including: Tony Hawk, Rob Dyrdek, Danny Way, Nyjah Huston, Ryan
Sheckler, Shaun White, Shane O’Neill, Mark Wahlberg, Miley Cyrus, Liam
Hemsworth and many others.



“2017 is a big year for CA Global. We are excited and honored to team up
with some of skateboarding’s most respected organizations and
world-class events,” said Joe Ciaglia, founder and CEO, CA Global and
California Skateparks. "As skateboarding continues to progress and
evolve, the partnership between the athletes, organizers and
course designers is helping to shape the future of how parks are
perceived, and we feel it is our responsibility to come up with
innovative ways to build courses that will push and drive the athletes
to their fullest potential.”



In addition to California Skateparks, CA RampWorks, also a CA Global
brand, is the expert in action sports for events such as X Games, Dew
Tour, Tough Mudder and more, as well as custom ramps and rentals.



The confirmed 2017 CA Global event partners are as follows:




















































































 


 

 


 

 




2017 Dates



 

 


Event



 

 


Location




Feb. 25 – Mar. 5

 

 

Australian Open of Surfing / Vans Park Series Pro Tour

 

 

Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia


July 13-16

 

 

X Games Minneapolis

 

 

Minneapolis, Minn., USA


Aug. 1-6

 

 

U.S. Open of Surf / Vans Park Series Pro Tour

 

 

Huntington Beach, Calif.


To be announced

 

 

SLS Nike SB World Tour Stops

 

 

To be announced


To be announced

 

 

Dew Tour

 

 

Long Beach, Calif.








 


For the most updated information about California Skateparks, visit www.CaliforniaSkateparks.com;
follow them on Twitter,
Facebook
and Instagram.



About California Skateparks



California Skateparks (CA Skateparks), a CA Global brand, is the
industry leader in top-quality skate park design and construction
services. Established in 1998 by Joe Ciaglia, CA Skateparks has
designed, built and landscaped over 350 parks globally. Through
innovation, design, landscape integration and focus on quality, the
company’s expertise ranges from small community skate parks to regional
destination skate parks, private training facilities and professional
event courses. CA Skateparks is credited with advancing the progression
of skate park design and skateboarding. In addition to California
Skateparks, CA Global brands include CA RampWorks, CA Landscape & Design
and CA Productions. www.CaliforniaSkateparks.com


Contacts


for California Skateparks
Crystal Yang Edwards, 310-940-2228
crystal@makewavescommunications.com
or
Samantha
Hoppes, 505-363-6514
sam@makewavescommunications.com

KYOCERA Named Among Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate … 2017年02月23日 22時05分


Company recognized for patent success rate and global reach for 3rd
consecutive year


KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) announced that it was
recognized as one of the 2016 Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate
Analytics, a worldwide information solution provider. Kyocera’s patent
success rate and global reach were identified as outstanding for 2016,
the company’s third consecutive year receiving the award. A trophy was
presented earlier this week at the company’s headquarters in Kyoto,
Japan.




The Top 100 Global Innovators awards have been presented annually since
2011 to recognize leading enterprises and research institutions for
their innovative efforts. Honorees are selected by Clarivate Analytics
after an analysis of intellectual property and patents using Clarivate’s
original methodology. The awards were originated by Thomson Reuters.



Candidates are evaluated by patent and citation data across four main
criteria: “Volume,” “Success,” “Influence” and “Globalization.” Among
the above factors, “Success” and “Globalization” led to Kyocera’s
recognition as one of the world’s top innovators.



Kyocera has a tradition of innovative research and development, as well
as a deep respect for the intellectual property rights of others.
Kyocera recently opened an additional patent office in Europe (Germany),
which follows similar offices established in Japan, the U.S. and China,
to maximize IP development and protection. Europe is one of the most
important markets for the Kyocera Group, especially for automotive and
environmental related products. As promising intellectual property
rights, Kyocera holds a diverse range of patents including smartphone
related technologies, wireless technologies pertinent to IoT, and
applied technology for piezoelectric devices. In 2016, Kyocera Group
companies obtained a total of 1,132 patents in the U.S., according to
the top 1,000 list that U.S. IFI CLAIMS Patent Service announced in
January, 2017.



Methodology of Top 100 Global Innovators
Clarivate Analytics
surveys four main criteria to select the Top 100 Global Innovators. For
details, please see the link below.
http://top100innovators.stateofinnovation.com/content/methodology



About Clarivate Analytics
Formerly the Intellectual Property
and Science business of Thomson Reuters, Clarivate Analytics (C.A.) owns
and operates a collection of leading subscription-based services focused
on scientific and academic research, patent analytics and regulatory
standards, pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence, trademark
protection, domain brand protection and intellectual property
management. C.A. is now an independent company with over 4,000
employees, operating in more than 100 countries and owns well-known
brands that include Web of Science, Cortellis, Thomson Innovation,
Derwent World Patents Index, CompuMark, MarkMonitor and Techstreet,
among others.



About
KYOCERA

Kyocera
Corporation
(NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971), the parent and global
headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine
ceramics
(also known as “advanced ceramics”). By combining these
engineered materials with metals and integrating them with other
technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of printers,
copiers, mobile phones, solar power generating systems, electronic
components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial
ceramics. Kyocera is ranked #531 on Forbes magazine’s 2016
“Global 2000” list of the world’s largest publicly traded companies.




Contacts


KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
Kenichi Hara, +81-(0)75-604-3416
Corporate
Communications
webmaster.pressgl@kyocera.jp
Fax:
+81-(0)75-604-3516



New Hybrid Digital Bank, PurePoint™ Financial, Pledges to H… 2017年02月23日 22時00分


Survey: Less Than 15 Percent of Americans are Comfortable with
Their Savings;
74 Percent Think They Should Save More


NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In response to a U.S. savings rate of just 5.4%1, PurePoint™
Financial
, a new division of MUFG Union Bank, N.A., today revealed
its new hybrid digital bank aimed at committed savers. PurePoint
exclusively offers savings accounts and certificates of deposit (CDs),
combining the convenience of online banking with exceptional in-person
client service at PurePoint Financial Centers. This innovative model
enables PurePoint to deliver market-leading rates and an exceptional
client experience the way clients want to bank – online, over the phone
or in person.




Beginning today, PurePoint
Financial Centers
are open to the public in Dallas, Tampa and South
Florida, with additional Financial Centers scheduled to open in Chicago,
Houston and New York by the end of 2017. Additionally, its
mobile-optimized website allows customers to compare the PurePoint
savings rates to those from other financial institutions.



When developing this new offering, PurePoint Financial listened to what
committed savers wanted – market-leading rates, the convenience and
around-the-clock access that comes from banking online, and the ability
to meet with a savings professional when they need to – and built its
business model around their needs.



“It’s clear that Americans want and need to save more,” said Pierre
Habis, President of PurePoint Financial. “That’s why we are committed to
helping them save and we’re determined to grow the personal savings rate
in the U.S. over the next five years. Our pledge is to help Americans
save conveniently, effectively and with results that will enable them to
realize their goals and dreams faster than they ever thought possible.”



Built on a new platform, PurePoint Financial’s business model eliminates
much of the paperwork and processes typically associated with a
full-service bank. By offering only savings accounts and eliminating
checking accounts, loans and other services, the company is able to
significantly reduce operational costs that translate into better rates.



Americans Want to Save More, and Do Better with a Goal in Mind



Not only is America’s savings rate in decline, people know they should
be saving more and feel guilty about it. According to its “Saving Habits
in America” survey, PurePoint found that only 15 percent of Americans
are comfortable with their savings and 74 percent think they should be
saving more than they currently are. Furthermore, three out of four
Americans regret spending money they could have put into savings.



While less than one in seven Americans describe themselves as “power
savers,” the survey found that those working toward a specific goal are
better at saving, with 50 percent citing a vacation as their primary
reason for saving. But there is still work to be done. While most
respondents (74 percent) are saving for a general emergency fund or nest
egg, 58 percent said an unexpected expense of $1,000 would be a “very
large financial burden or impossible to afford.”



About the PurePoint Financial Centers



Each PurePoint Financial Center will offer a modern, streamlined and
cashless experience with a relatively smaller footprint than traditional
banks (2,000 square feet on average). Knowledgeable savings
professionals will be available to help answer questions about FDIC
insurance2 and how best to save.



“When you are saving to reach a financial goal, higher returns shouldn’t
mean you must sacrifice personal attention or service,” said Habis.
“Whether you call our Client Support Center or visit one of our
Financial Centers, you will experience truly personalized service to
help you reach your savings goals.”



About the PurePoint Saving Habits in America Research



The PurePoint Saving Habits in America Research is an online survey of
3,015 adults (18+ years of age) in the U.S. 2,015 of the completed
surveys collected were nationally representative, with an additional 200
in each of the following designated market areas: Miami, Tampa, Houston,
Dallas, and Chicago. Data shown is from the nationally representative
sample. The research was commissioned by PurePoint Financial and
produced by independent research firm Edelman Intelligence. The margin
of error for the total sample is +/-1.8 percentage points, +/- 2.2
percentage points for the nationally representative sample, and +/- 6.9
percentage points for each designated market area. Data was collected
Jan. 23 – Jan. 30, 2017 by Edelman Intelligence.



About PurePoint™ Financial



PurePoint Financial is a division of MUFG Union Bank, N.A., a proud
member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG), one of the world’s
leading financial groups. As the next evolution in the financial
services industry, PurePoint is the modern way to save — online, over
the phone or in person. PurePoint offers market-leading CD and savings
rates, no monthly fees and all the flexibility and convenience of online
banking with 24/7 access from your computer, tablet or mobile devices.
PurePoint also offers Financial Centers at select locations staffed by
knowledgeable team members who are committed to delivering exceptional
service.



About MUFG Union Bank



MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the
United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial and
retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of
customers. We also offer an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions
for customers, including investment banking, personal and corporate
trust, global custody, transaction banking, capital markets, and other
services. With assets of $115.6 billion, as of December 31, 2016, MUFG
Union Bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital
ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest
financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥302.1
trillion (JPY) or $2.6 trillion (USD)3, as of December 31,
2016. The corporate headquarters (principal executive office) for MUFG
Americas Holdings Corporation, which is the financial holding company
and MUFG Union Bank, is in New York City. The main banking office of
MUFG Union Bank is in San Francisco, California.



1 Bureau of Economic Analysis, December 2016
2
As a division of MUFG Union Bank, N.A., deposits at PurePoint Financial
are combined with deposits at MUFG Union Bank, N.A. for FDIC insurance
purposes.
3 Exchange rate of 1 USD=¥116.49 (JPY) as of
December 31, 2016



PurePoint Financial is a division of MUFG Union Bank, N.A.



©2017 MUFG Union Bank, N.A. All rights reserved. Member FDIC.
PurePoint
and the PurePoint logo are trademarks and brand names of MUFG Union
Bank, N.A.


Contacts


for PurePoint Financial
Sierra Wilson, 213-236-5329
Sierra.wilson@purepoint.com
or
Elizabeth
Dixon, 415-229-7685
Elizabeth.Dixon@edelman.com

Santen and twoXAR Announce Strategic Research Collaboration… 2017年02月23日 21時30分

EMERYVILLE, Calif. & PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#AI--Santen, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.,
the specialty ophthalmology company headquartered in Osaka, Japan, and
twoXAR, Inc., an artificial intelligence-driven biopharmaceutical
company, today announced that the two companies have entered into a
strategic research collaboration focused on the identification of new
drug candidates for glaucoma.







Under the agreement, twoXAR will use its proprietary computational drug
discovery platform to discover, screen, and prioritize novel drug
candidates with potential application in ocular indications, with a
specific focus on glaucoma. Santen will have the exclusive right to
develop and commercialize drug candidates arising from the
collaboration. Further details of the agreement were not disclosed.



“We are pleased to have established this strategic collaboration with
twoXAR which aims to deliver new treatment options for the millions of
people living with glaucoma globally,” said Naveed Shams, MD, PhD,
Senior Corporate Officer, Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Global
Research and Development at Santen. “By leveraging twoXAR’s proprietary
computational discovery platform to identify novel targets in areas of
glaucoma, Santen further strengthens our R&D capabilities while
expanding our pipeline of innovative therapeutic opportunities that help
fulfill the unmet medical needs in ophthalmology.”



Glaucoma is a group of degenerative disorders of the optic nerve, and it
is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. Ophthalmologists use
a variety of treatment modalities to address glaucoma in its various
forms, including pharmaceuticals, laser procedures, and incisional
surgical interventions, but medications generally are the first and most
common option. For decades, ophthalmologists have used prescription
ocular hypotensive compounds to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension
(OHT). These medications aim to lower elevated intraocular pressure
(IOP), one of the most common and significant risk factors for
glaucoma’s progression. In 2010, 60.5 million people globally were
living with glaucoma. Given the aging of the world's population, the
number of people living with glaucoma may increase to nearly 80 million
by 2020.1



“This collaboration is an exciting example that demonstrates how
software-driven approaches can lead the discovery of new drugs rather
than simply supporting existing hypotheses,” said Andrew A. Radin,
co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of twoXAR. “The combination of
twoXAR’s unique capabilities in artificial intelligence-driven drug
discovery with Santen’s experience in ophthalmic product development and
commercialization provides a foundation upon which we can rapidly
discover and develop new therapeutic candidates to treat glaucoma and
bring better treatment options to the millions of people living with
this disease.”



About twoXAR



twoXAR is a software-driven biopharmaceutical company. The company
leverages its computational platform to identify promising drug
candidates, de-risks the opportunities through preclinical studies, and
progresses drug candidates to the clinic through industry partnerships.
Based in Palo Alto, California, the twoXAR team includes experts in drug
discovery and development, biomedical informatics, computational
biology, data science and software development. For more information
please visit, www.twoXAR.com.



About Santen



As a specialty company dedicated to the ophthalmic field, Santen carries
out research, development, marketing, and sales of pharmaceuticals.
Santen is the market leader in Japan for prescription ophthalmic
pharmaceuticals and sells products in over 50 countries. As a leading
company in the field of ophthalmology, Santen aims to contribute to
society by supplying valuable products and services to satisfy unmet
medical needs. For more details, please see Santen’s website (www.santen.com).



Santen Forward-looking Statements



Information provided in this press release contains so-called
“Forward-looking Statements.” The realizations of these forecasts are
subject to risk and uncertainty from various sources. Therefore, please
note that the actual results may differ significantly from the
forecasts. Business performance and financial condition are subject to
the effects of change in regulations made by the governments of Japan
and other nations concerning medical insurance, drug pricing and other
systems, and to fluctuations in market variables such as interest rates
and foreign exchange rates.



1Bright Focus Foundation website. Glaucoma Facts & Figures.
Accessed February 22, 2017 at http://www.brightfocus.org/glaucoma/article/glaucoma-facts-figures.


Contacts


for twoXAR, Inc.
Colin Sanford, 415-946-1096
csanford@purecommunications.com
or
Santen
Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Christopher Hohman, +81-6-4802-9360
ir@santen.co.jp

東芝:無線LAN搭載SDメモリカード「FlashAir™」次世代第4世代品… 2017年02月23日 15時14分


-新規設計のCPU搭載によりメモリカードとしての基本性能と無線通信性能を大幅に向上-


東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 株式会社東芝
ストレージ&デバイスソリューション社
は、現在開発中の、無線LAN通信機能を搭載したSDメモリカード「FlashAir™」の次世代第4世代品を、2月23日から2月26日までパシフィコ横浜で開催されるカメラと写真映像分野の総合展示会「CP+(シーピープラス:CAMERA
& PHOTO IMAGING SHOW)
2017」の東芝ブース(フォトプリントメディアゾーン/M-02)に参考展示します。第4世代「FlashAir™」は、新規設計のCPUを搭載することによりメモリカードとしての基本性能と無線通信性能を大幅に向上させました。また、新たに「Eyefi連動機能」に対応し[注1]、これまでデジタルカメラの自動電源停止機能によってデータ転送が中断されていた現象を防ぐことが可能になりました。16GB、32GB、64GB[注2]の3容量をラインアップし、2017年第2四半期中の発売を予定しています。






「FlashAir™」は無線LAN通信機能を搭載したSDメモリカードで、デジタルカメラで撮影した写真やカードに保存されたデータを、その場で外部のPC、タブレットやスマートフォンと共有できるのが特長の商品です。





第4世代「FlashAir™」は新たにUHS-Iインターフェースに対応し、4K動画撮影も可能なUHSスピードクラス3[注3]、SDスピードクラス10[注3]を実現しました。最大読み出し速度90MB/秒、最大書き込み速度70MB/秒[注4]で高速なデータ転送を可能とします。無線通信性能についても、現行の第3世代品の約2.9倍の31.4Mbps[注5]の転送速度を実現しました。



第3世代と同様に、第4世代「FlashAir™」は東芝の公式「FlashAir™」アプリの他、Ricoh Innovations
Corporationが提供する、写真や動画を管理するための「Keenai™」アプリケーションと連携して使うことが可能です。「CP+
2017」では「Keenai™」アプリケーションと連携した「FlashAir™」の動作も紹介します。



「Keenai™」アプリケーションを使用すると、「FlashAir™」で撮影した写真や動画をPC、タブレットやスマートフォンに自動転送し、クラウドとの同期保存[注6]が可能になります。利用には「Keenai™」アカウントが必要になりますが、「Keenai™」アプリケーションの詳細については「Keenai™」アプリケーションのホームページをご覧ください。(https://www.keenai.com/ja/



[注1]「Eyefi連動機能」を搭載したデジタルカメラが必要です。電源コントロールに対応したEyefi連動機能搭載カメラで使用すると、データ転送中のカメラの電源停止を防ぐことができます。本機能を使用するためには「FlashAir™」アプリ(Google
Play™ストア、iTunesまたはApp Storeからダウンロード)または設定ソフトウェアで本機能を有効にしてください。
[注2]本商品の容量の表示は搭載されているフラッシュメモリに基づいており、実際にご使用できるメモリ容量ではありません。メモリ容量の一部を管理領域として使用しているため、使用できるメモリ容量(ユーザ領域)は、16GB製品の場合は約14.4GB、32GB製品の場合は約28.8GB、64GB製品の場合は約57.6GB
となります。(メモリ容量は1GBを1,073,741,824バイトとして計算しています。)
[注3]SD規格に基づいた、読み出し/書き込みのデータ転送速度を示します。
[注4]1MB/秒を1,000,000バイト/秒として計算しています。最大転送速度は、東芝の試験環境で特定の条件により得られた最良の値であり、ご使用機器での速度を保証するものではありません。読み出し/書き込み速度は使用する機器等の条件により異なります。従来SDインターフェースでの転送速度は、UHS-Ⅰインターフェースに比べ低下します。
[注5]測定値は当社独自で計測したものであり、実際の送信速度を保証するものではありません。使用される機材や環境によって実際の無線送信速度は異なります。
[注6]クラウドサービスは有料になります。



*FlashAirは、株式会社東芝の商標です。
*KeenaiはRicoh Innovations Corporationの商標です。
*Google
Playは、Google Inc.の商標です。
*App Store、iPhone、iTunesは、Apple Inc.の商標です。
*その他の記載されている社名・商品・サービス名などは、それぞれ各社が商標として使用している場合があります。



・関連ホームページ:
「FlashAir™」(現行品)の詳細については下記ホームページをご覧ください。
http://www.toshiba-personalstorage.net/product/flashair.htm



お客様からの商品(現行品)に関するお問い合わせ先:
東芝コンシューママーケティング株式会社
ブリッジメディア商品サポートセンター
電話でのお問い合わせ(フリーダイヤル):0120-538106
http://www.toshiba-personalstorage.net/contact/media/index_j.htm
*サポート内容は変更になる場合があります。



*本発表に掲載されている情報(商品の価格/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



Mopriaのモバイル印刷技術が5億台以上の端末に採用 2017年02月23日 08時00分


2017年はオフィス環境でモバイル印刷の需要が伸長と予測


米国、カリフォルニア--(BUSINESS WIRE)--国際的な非営利団体である「Mopriaアライアンス (The
Mopria® Alliance
)
はスマートフォンやタブレットなどのモバイル端末からの印刷を簡素化することを目的に設立され、統一された標準規格の普及に向け活動しています。現在、Mopriaアライアンスのモバイル印刷技術を搭載したアプリのインストール数は5億の大台に達し、アクティブユーザー数は3億ユーザーに達しています。Mopriaの印刷技術により、AndroidTM端末を利用するユーザーは8800万台1以上のプリンターや複合機から、さらに簡単に印刷指示をかけられるようになります。



最近公開リリースされたMopria Print Service 2.1より、Android
バージョン7.0に対応したことで、ユーザーにとってモバイル端末からの印刷がより簡易になりました。さらに2016年 第4四半期には、Mopria
アライアンスが開発したMopria Print LibraryがSamsung Print
Serviceの一部として提供開始されました。サムスン電子のモバイル端末にプリインストールされたことで、ユーザーはプリントアプリの個別インストールが不要になり、直感的な操作で印刷が可能になりました。こうした改善や拡張の結果、Mopriaアライアンスのモバイル印刷技術を搭載したアプリのインストール数が5億台を超えるという大きな目標を達成しました。



Mopria アライアンス会長のGreg
Kuziejは「インストール数が5億にも達したことは、家庭やデジタル化が進む職場において、モバイル端末からの印刷が必要不可欠になっているという証拠です。スマートフォンやノートPCなど個人のデバイスを業務に活用するBYODの需要の高まりや、働き方が場所にとらわれなくなったことにより、モバイル端末からの印刷需要はますます増加すると予想しています。引き続きMopriaは皆さまがより簡単にモバイル端末から印刷できるよう、取り組みを続けています。」 
と述べています。



Greg Kuziejが述べたように、BYODの高まりに加え働き方の多様性がモバイル端末からの印刷需要を高める要因となっています。例えば、IDCの調査によると1980年代から2000年代に生まれたミレニアル世代と、36歳以上の世代では、”毎日または週に3~4回職場で印刷する”と答えた人が、全体の65%以上となっています。さらに、ミレニアル世代が印刷する平均ページ数は6~15ページという結果が出ており、これは36歳以上の平均3~5ページに比べ約2倍以上の量を印刷することが分かっています。



「様々なビジネスシーンでモバイル端末からいつでも印刷できる、ということは全世界のあらゆる世代の人々にとって重要なことです。Mopria
による標準規格の統一と、モバイル端末メーカーがその規格を採用したことによって、ユーザーはスマートフォンのアプリを使うような直感的でシンプルな操作により、文書を印刷することができます。」とXerox
Office Solutions Group上級副社長のTracey Koziolは述べています。



Mopria Print Serviceは、Android
バーション4.4以上のスマートフォンやタブレット上で動作し、全世界のプリンターベンダーの98%以上の機種が対応している「Mopria認証のPrint機器」から、モバイル印刷を行えます。Mopriaをご利用いただくことで、写真、ウェブページ、文書の印刷をワイヤレスネットワーク経由あるいはWi-Fiダイレクト経由で簡単に印刷できます。また、カラーモード、コピー枚数、両面印刷、紙のサイズ、ページ指定、印刷の向きといった基本的な印刷設定はもちろん、ユーザー認証、部門管理機能、ステープリングといったエンタープライズ向けの機能もサポートしております。



キヤノン、HP、サムスン電子、ゼロックスが創立企業となり、Mopria
アライアンス
を立ち上げてから4年。この非営利会員制団体は、世界のプリンタービジネスの21社を会員とするまでに成長しました。Mopria
アライアンスは設立メンバー企業に加え、Adobe, コニカミノルタ, Qualcomm, Lexmark, 京セラドキュメントソリューションズ,
東芝テック, ブラザー, エプソン, 富士ゼロックス, NEC, Pantum, リコー, YSoft, Avision, シャープ,
Dell, Primax の企業で構成されています。



Mopria
アライアンスはモバイル印刷を簡単にする取り組みを続ける一方、一般のお客様とビジネスユースのお客様の両者に快適なソリューションを提供することを目標に、クラウドプリント、スキャン、セキュリティやモバイル端末の管理(MDM)の標準化にも注力しております。



Mopria Print ServiceはAndroid バージョン4.4以上のスマートフォンやタブレット上で動作し、Google
Play
からダウンロードが出来ます。Mopria認証の最新モデルに関しては、下記サイトをご覧ください。



http://mopria.org/certified-products.



1IDC提供2015 Q3時点の出荷台数データに基づく。



*「Android」「Google Play」は、Google Inc.の商標または登録商標です。



Mopria®
アライアンスについて



Mopriaアライアンス(Mopria® Alliance)
は、世界をリードするソフトウェア企業、エンジニアリング企業や半導体企業で構成された非営利団体であり、あらゆるモバイル端末からの印刷を簡素化することを共通のゴールとしています。異なる印刷デバイス・モバイルOS間でも動作する標準規格の構築とその普及推進活動を行い、直感的でシンプルなワイヤレスの印刷を提供します。本アライアンスの標準規格を採用することで、ユーザーは、プリンターメーカーを問わずシームレスな印刷が可能になります。さらに、アプリのダウンロードや新しいモバイル端末への設定作業が不要になります。詳細はMopriaホームページ(http://www.mopria.org/ja/)を参照、またはGoogle
Play
から最新のMopriaのアプリをダウンロードしてください。




Contacts


Tech Image for Mopria Alliance
Harvey Henao, 312-673-6059
Harvey.Henao@techimage.com

C3Nano Closes $15 Million Series D Equity Financing 2017年02月23日 06時00分


Industry leading Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. invests in latest round of
funding in C3Nano. Signals key industry endorsement.



HAYWARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--C3Nano
Inc.
, the performance leader in transparent conductive inks and
films for the touch sensor and display industry, announced today that it
has closed $15 million in equity financing.



The latest financing was led by existing investor GSR
Ventures
, new investors Nissha
Printing Co., Ltd
. and Xinjiang
Guoli Minsheng Equity Investment Co., Ltd.
Other investors included Phoenix
Venture Partners
, and several undisclosed investors, including a
leading Silicon Valley technology company. Building on the Series C
financing led by Hitachi
Chemical
and Nagase
America
, the new round brings C3Nano’s total equity financing to $37
million since its 2010 inception.



C3Nano will use the new funding to build manufacturing operations in
China and increase its capacity in South Korea to support its sales
growth. The manufacturing scale up will strengthen C3Nano’s presence in
Asia and provide expanded technical and business support to its global
customer base. The financing will also fund new technology development
and innovation at its headquarters in Hayward, CA.



Kevin Yin, GSR Partner and C3Nano board member who led the original
investment to spin-off C3Nano from Stanford University, stated, “C3Nano
has demonstrated clear business foresight in driving industry-leading
technology, and has built one of the world’s most advanced materials R&D
and engineering organizations. They continue to innovate, setting the
very best market performance standard through each product delivered.”



“We’re excited to establish a strong position in the flexible sensor
market with C3Nano’s technology. We look forward to working with them as
we grow the market together,” asserted Daisuke Inoue, Executive Vice
President at Nissha.



C3Nano CEO Cliff Morris shared, “We are delighted to welcome our new
investors and thank our existing investors for their continued support.
As the OLED and flexible display markets accelerate and with the
commitment of our strong investors, strategic industry partners, loyal
customers, and dedicated employees, C3Nano is globally positioned to
grow and prosper. I see a bright future for us all.”



About GSR Ventures



GSR Ventures is a venture capital fund that invests primarily in early
and growth stage technology companies that have very large market
opportunities, strong management teams and disruptive intellectual
property, business models or market positions that will give them a
competitive advantage to successfully compete in the global market.



About Nissha Printing Co., Ltd.



Nissha Printing Co., Ltd. was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in
Kyoto, Japan. The Company operates four business segments worldwide with
variety of technologies and products in several growing markets. Among
them, the Device segment is involved in the design, development,
manufacturing and sale of touch input devices with global customer base.



About Xinjiang Guoli Minsheng Equity Investment Co., Ltd.



Established over three decades ago, GMEI has evolved into a conglomerate
global holdings group, with majority stakes in a series of A-share
public companies in China, a variety of financial instruments such as
security companies, investment banks, insurance companies, and in
extended portfolio companies in Australia and in the United States.
GMEI’s Managing Director, Mr. Marzak Jing Li, also a Stanford Alumnus,
led the investment in C3Nano.



About Phoenix Venture Partners



Phoenix Venture Partners invests in breakthrough advanced materials
innovations that have transformative impacts on diverse industries. They
align themselves with passionate entrepreneurs and growing electronic
materials companies to help successfully commercialize innovation.



About Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.



Hitachi Chemical (TSE:4217), with its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, has
a presence in global markets with a wide range of innovative products,
such as electronic materials, car components, and devices and systems
for energy storage. The company's consolidated turnover in financial
year 2015 (closing March 31, 2016) reached 547 billion yen ($4.8 billion
USD).



About Nagase America Corporation



Nagase is a global leader in innovative products and solutions through
its expertise in chemicals, plastics, electronics, automotive and life
sciences. Founded in 1832, the Nagase group has grown to include over 100
companies in 20 countries
and 6,000 employees worldwide. We believe
in the power of bringing together good science with great people to
create customized solutions for the world’s changing economic,
environmental, and social needs.



About C3Nano, Inc.



Founded in 2010 as a spinout from Professor Zhenan Bao’s chemical
engineering laboratory at Stanford University, C3Nano is the developer
of the solution-based, transparent conductive inks and films as direct
replacements for indium tin oxide (ITO). C3Nano is headquartered in
Silicon Valley with an industry leading manufacturing base in South
Korea, and sales and technical support in China and Taiwan. Visit www.c3nano.com
for more information.






Contacts


Inspiring Promotions
Suzanna Gratz, +1 415-250-1380
suzanna@inspiringpromotions.com
https://www.facebook.com/c3nano
https://www.twitter.com/c3nano
https://www.linkedin.com/c3nano

NetJapan, Inc. Releases vStandby 6 With Support for Microso… 2017年02月23日 01時50分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NetJapan, Inc., publisher of backup, system recovery, and virtualization
software solutions, using its sector-based disk imaging backup and
virtualization technologies, releases vStandby 6 with added support for
Hyper-V.




vStandby 6, a Virtual Standby Availability Switchover solution, creates
and maintains dormant Virtual Standby Replica (VSR) of physical or
virtual source machines on Hyper-V or VMware hosts. The VSRs of physical
and virtual source machines are made ready for immediate use in Hyper-V
or VMware virtual environments. vStandby 6 is an easy-to-use affordable
solution that ensures continued data protection and system operations.



vStandby 6 is also an ideal solution to counter potential ransomware
attacks as the VSR can be resumed to an earlier unaffected state.



Key Features




  • Create Virtual Standby Replica (VSR) of physical or virtual source
    machines for instant recovery.


  • Configure schedules to keep the VSR synchronized with the original
    source machine.


  • Active Directory Support.


  • Boot VSR from a specific boot point.


  • Revert the VSR back to the source physical machine.



For more information visit: https://www.netjapan.com/en-us/products/backup-software-for-windows-oses/instant-availability-for-physical-and-virtual-windows-platforms/virtual-standby/



Copyright © 2017 NetJapan, Inc. All rights reserved. NetJapan and
vStandby are registered trademarks of NetJapan, Inc. Other brands and
product names mentioned in this news release are trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders.




Contacts


NetJapan, Inc.
North America
Carol Cornell, +1 909-332-3773
sales@netjapan.com



$773.1 Million Brain Tumor Diagnosis And Therapeutics Marke… 2017年02月23日 00時23分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Brain
Tumor Diagnosis And Therapeutics Market 2014 - 2025"
report to
their offering.




The global brain tumor diagnosis and therapeutics market is expected to
reach USD 773.1 million by 2025. The market is expected to pose
lucrative growth over the forecast period, owing to increasing incidence
of various brain cancers, particularly glioblastoma, coupled with rising
geriatric population.



Increasing Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the health sector,
which are modernizing diagnostic imaging and radiology services, are
supporting the expansion of this industry. Emerging technologies like
Sodium Magnetic Resonance Imaging (23Na MRI), Positron Emission
Tomography (PET), and Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (CEST) are
used to detect the response of brain tumors in multicenter clinical
trial settings. In addition, these technologies are helpful in
quantitatively imaging tumor response to therapies, thereby promoting
their use during treatment.



These technologies have the potential to extend MRI beyond anatomical
imaging by providing information on physiology and cellular metabolism,
thereby increasing the efficiency of diagnosis. Hence, the market is
expected to witness productive growth over the forecast period.



Companies Mentioned




  • GE Healthcare


  • Hitachi, Ltd.


  • Philips Healthcare


  • Siemens Healthineers


  • Toshiba Corporation


  • Fujifilm Corporation


  • Shimadzu Corporation


  • Carestream Health



Key Topics Covered:



1. Methodology and Scope



2. Executive Summary



3. Brain Tumor Diagnosis and Therapeutics Market Variables, Trends &
Scope



4. Brain Tumor Diagnosis and Therapeutics Market: Type Estimates & Trend
Analysis



5. Brain Tumor Diagnosis and Therapeutics Market: Therapeutics Estimates
& Trend Analysis



6. Brain Tumor Diagnosis and Therapeutics Market: Regional Estimates &
Trend Analysis



7. Competitive Landscape



For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t4dt4w/brain_tumor.


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: Brain
Cancer Drugs

Panasonic Takes Part in the "One Year to Go" to Olympic Win… 2017年02月22日 18時00分

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#WinterGames--Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic) took part in the "One Year to Go"
event as well as the test events for the Olympic Winter Games
PyeongChang 2018 (Korea), which began on February 9, 2018.








The "One Year to Go" event took place on February 9, 2017 (organized by
the PyeongChang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic
Winter Games) at the ice hockey arena in the Olympic Park(*1) in
Gangneung, Gyo-dong. Panasonic Korea exhibited "LUMIX" digital cameras
sold in Korea, and also set up a commemorative photo booth and an
experiential mini kurling contest to help enliven the event. 7 sponsors
took part in this exciting event that welcomed 8,400 visitors.



Panasonic also took part in the test events for the Olympic Winter Games
PyeongChang 2018 organized by international sports federations at the
ski jump venue(*2) located in PyeongChang, Gyo-dong from February 14 to
16, 2017 and examined the operation of equipment such as the LED large
screen display systems and large audio speakers provided to the venue,
so that Panasonic will also be fully ready to support the Games with its
AV equipment and system solutions.



Panasonic has supported the Olympic Games as a TOP(*3) sponsor for more
than 25 years. Once again, Panasonic will support Olympic Winter Games
PyeongChang 2018 with a wide range of products and solutions including
LED large screen display systems and security cameras. Furthermore,
Panasonic will continue to share the passion and excitement of the
world's greatest sporting festival with people across the world and
contribute to fostering the Olympic Movement by supporting the operation
of the Games as a TOP sponsor with its cutting-edge technologies,
productions, and solutions.



*1 Currently under construction as of February 2017
*2 Alpensia Ski
Jump Centre
*3 The Olympic Partner, the highest level of Olympic
sponsorship



Related Videos
Coming Soon PyeongChang 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfB7K3Bl_ag



One Year to Go to PyeongChang 2018 – Panasonic kicks its support into
high gear: http://channel.panasonic.com/contents/20023/



Related Links



“Sharing the Passion” at the Olympic Games / Sponsorship
http://www.panasonic.com/global/olympic.html



Panasonic / Worldwide Olympic Partner / Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/PanasonicWorldwideOlympicPartner/




Contacts


Media Contact:
Public Relations Department
Panasonic
Corporation
Tel: +81-(0)3-3574-5664 Fax: +81-(0)3-3574-5699

パナソニックが平昌(ピョンチャン)2018冬季オリンピック「One… 2017年02月22日 18時00分

大阪--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) --
パナソニック株式会社(以下、パナソニック)は、2018年2月9日より開幕する平昌2018(韓国)冬季オリンピックの1年前イベント「One
Year to Go」と、テストイベントに参加しました。








パナソニック コリア有限会社(以下、パナソニック コリア)は、江原道
江陸市のオリンピックパーク(※1)にあるホッケー会場において2017年2月9日に実施されたイベント「One Year to
Go」(主催:平昌オリンピック組織委員会)に出展。韓国国内で販売しているデジタルカメラ「LUMIX」の展示や記念フォトブース設置、体験型ミニカーリングコンテストなどを実施しました。当日はスポンサー企業7社が出展し、8,400人が参加する盛況なイベントとなりました。



また、パナソニックは、2017年2月14日~16日にかけて、江原道
平昌郡のスキージャンプ会場(※2)において、国際スキー連盟が主催する平昌2018オリンピックの現地テストイベントに参加しました。パナソニックは納入したLED大型映像表示装置や大型音響スピーカーなど、各機材の稼動やオペレーションを確認。AV機器やシステムソリューションを通じた大会期間中のサポートに向けた準備を着実に進めています。



25年以上にわたり、TOP(※3)スポンサーとしてオリンピックをサポートしてきたパナソニック。平昌2018オリンピックにおいても、LED大型映像表示装置やセキュリティカメラなどのさまざまな製品やソリューションを提供していきます。同社は今後もTOPスポンサーとして、最新の技術、商品、ソリューションを通じて大会の運営をサポートし、世界最高峰のスポーツイベントが生み出す情熱や感動を世界中の皆様と共有し、オリンピック・ムーブメントの醸成に貢献していきます。



※1 2017年2月現在建設中
※2 アルペンシア・スキージャンプ・センター
※3 TOPとは:「The Olympic
Partner」の略。最高位のオリンピックスポンサー。



▼【動画】1年後に迫った平昌2018冬季大会~サポートを本格的に開始したパナソニックの取り組み~
http://channel.panasonic.com/jp/contents/20024/



▼【動画】Coming Soon PyeongChang 2018 :
http://channel.panasonic.com/jp/contents/19988/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29w7DfVI5JI



<関連情報>
・パナソニック オリンピック スペシャルサイト
http://panasonic.net/olympic/jp/
・Panasonic
/ Worldwide Olympic Partner Facebookページ
https://www.facebook.com/PanasonicWorldwideOlympicPartner



・パナソニック コリア
http://www.panasonic.co.kr/



関連URL:
・パナソニック、2018年ピョンチャン冬季オリンピックに向けた商品・技術セミナーを開催(2015年4月15日)
http://news.panasonic.com/jp/topics/2015/43633.html
・[プレスリリース]
パナソニックが国際パラリンピック委員会とのワールドワイド公式パートナー契約に調印(2014年10月15日)
http://news.panasonic.com/press/news/official.data/data.dir/2014/10/jn141015-4/jn141015-4.html
・[プレスリリース]
パナソニックが2017年から2024年までのオリンピックのワールドワイド公式パートナー契約に調印(2014年2月6日)
http://news.panasonic.com/press/news/official.data/data.dir/2014/02/jn140206-1/jn140206-1.html
関連URL:http://news.panasonic.com/jp




Contacts


Media Contact:
Public Relations Department
Panasonic
Corporation
Tel: +81-(0)3-3574-5664 Fax: +81-(0)3-3574-5699

東芝:UHS-II対応SDメモリカードの新シリーズの発売について 2017年02月22日 16時11分


― 高速連写や4K動画の撮影に対応したプロ仕様のラインアップに、新たに256GBの大容量モデルも追加 ―


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、「高速連写・4K動画撮影対応のプロ仕様」を追及した当社SDメモリカード「EXCERIA PROTM(エクセリア・プロ)」の最上位シリーズとしてUHS-IIインターフェース対応の「SDXU-Cシリーズ」を新たに立ち上げ、2月25日から発売します。新シリーズは、最大読み出し速度270MB/秒、最大書き込み速度250
MB/秒(16GB商品のみ240 MB/秒)と、当社従来シリーズ[注1]と比べて高速化した他、新たに大容量商品として256GBをラインアップに追加しました。








なお、本商品は発売に先駆けて、2月23日から2月26日までパシフィコ横浜で開催されるカメラと写真映像分野の総合展示会「CP+(シーピープラス:CAMERA
& PHOTO IMAGING SHOW)2017」の当社ブース(フォトプリントメディアゾーン/M-02)で展示やデモを行います。



当社は今後も、多種多様なストレージプロダクツの開発を進めることで、顧客ニーズに応える商品を市場に投入していきます。
















































































 


新商品の概要



容量[注2]

 

16GB

 

32GB

 

64GB

 

128GB

 

256GB

型番


SDXU-C016G


SDXU-C032G


SDXU-C064G


SDXU-C128G


SDXU-C256G

動作環境



32GB以下のモデル:ファイルシステム
FAT32に対応した、SDXC対応機器、
SDHC対応機器でご使用ください。





64GB以上のモデル:ファイルシステムexFATに対応
した、SDXC対応機器でのみご使用ください。




最大転送速度
(読み出し) [注3]




270MB/秒


最大転送速度
(書き込み) [注3]




240MB/秒


250MB/秒

インターフェース


SD4.2規格に準拠したUHS-IIインターフェース



本商品はSD規格における高速SDインターフェースUHS-II、UHS-I、および従来SDインター
フェース(Default
SpeedおよびHigh Speed)に対応しています。UHSバスモードは、UHS対応
機器でのみ使用できます。




UHSスピードクラス


UHSスピードクラス3

価格

 

オープン価格

 


[注1]「SDXU-Bシリーズ」
[注2]各商品に表示のメモリ容量は搭載されているフラッシュメモリに基づいており、実際に使用できるメモリ容量ではありません。メモリ容量の一部を管理領域等として使用しているため、使用可能なメモリ容量(ユーザ領域)は、256GB商品の場合は約238.4GB、128GB商品の場合は約119.2GB、64GB商品の場合は約59.6GB、32GB商品の場合は約29.8GB、16GB商品の場合は約14.9GBとなります。(1GBを1,073,741,824バイトとして計算しています)。
[注3]最大転送速度は、東芝の試験環境で特定の条件により得られた最良の値であり、ご使用機器での速度を保証するものではありません。読み出し/書き込み速度は使用する機器等の条件により異なります。従来SDインターフェースでの転送速度は、UHS-II/UHS-Iインターフェースに比べて低下します。(読み出し/書き込み速度は1MB/秒を1,000,000バイト/秒として計算しています。)



*EXCERIA PROは、株式会社東芝の商標です。



新商品のさらに詳しい仕様については下記ホームページをご覧ください。
http://www.toshiba-personalstorage.net/product/sd/sdxuc/index_j.htm



お客様からの商品に関するお問い合わせ先:
東芝コンシューママーケティング株式会社
ブリッジメディア商品サポートセンター
電話でのお問い合わせ(フリーダイヤル):0120-538106
http://www.toshiba-personalstorage.net/contact/media/index_j.htm
*サポート内容は変更になる場合があります。



*本資料に掲載されている情報(商品の価格/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



東芝:64層積層プロセスを用いた512ギガビット3次元フラッシュ… 2017年02月22日 16時00分

東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 東芝は、64層積層プロセスを用いた512ギガビット(64ギガバイト)で3ビット/セル(TLC)の3次元フラッシュメモリ「BiCS
FLASH™」注1のサンプル出荷を2月上旬に開始しました。データセンター向け大容量SSDやPC向けSSDを中心に市場のニーズに合わせて展開し、2017年後半の量産開始を予定しています。
また、512ギガビットのチップをひとつのパッケージ内に16段積層することにより、業界最大容量注2の1テラバイトを実現するパッケージ製品を2017年4月からサンプル出荷する予定です。



本製品は、回路技術やプロセスを最適化することでチップサイズを小型化し、48層積層プロセスを用いた256ギガビットのBiCS
FLASH™と比べて単位面積あたりのメモリ容量を約1.65倍に大容量化しました。1枚のシリコンウェハーから生産されるメモリ容量を増やすことで、ビットあたりのコスト削減を実現しています。




当社のメモリ事業は、64層積層プロセスを用いた256ギガビット(32ギガバイト)製品を量産しており、市場動向に合わせてBiCS
FLASH™の生産を拡大していきます。また、今後も継続して求められるメモリの大容量化、小型化など多様な市場のニーズに応えるためフラッシュメモリの3次元積層構造化を進めていきます。























 

注1

 

従来のシリコン平面上にフラッシュメモリ素子を並べたNAND構造ではなく、シリコン平面から垂直方向にフラッシュメモリ素子を積み上げ、素子密度を大幅に向上した構造。

注2


2017年2月22日時点当社調べ。

* BiCS FLASH™は、株式会社東芝の商標です。

 



Contacts


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 企画部 広報・IR担当
田中 耕一/山路
航太
Tel:03-3457-3576
E-mail: semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



Toshiba Now Shipping Samples of 64-Layer, 512-gigabit 3D Fl… 2017年02月22日 16時00分


-- Boosts line-up with largest capacity BiCS FLASH™ chip --


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba
Corporation
(TOKYO:6502) has today unveiled the latest addition in
its industry-leading line-up of BiCS FLASH™ three-dimensional flash
memory with a stacked cell structure*1, a 64-layer device
that achieves a 512-gigabit (64-gigabytes) capacity with 3-bit-per-cell
(triple-level cell, TLC) technology. The new device will be used in
applications that include enterprise and consumer SSD. Sample shipments
of the chip started this month, and mass production is scheduled for the
second half of this calendar year.




Toshiba continues to refine BiCS FLASH™, and the next milestone on its
development roadmap is the industry’s largest capacity*2, a
1-terabyte product with a 16-die stacked architecture in a single
package. Plans call for the start of sample shipments in April 2017.



For the new 512-gigabit device, Toshiba deployed leading-edge 64-layer
stacking process to realize a 65% larger capacity per unit chip size
than the 48-layer 256-gigabit (32-gigabytes) device, and has increased
memory capacity per silicon wafer, reducing the cost per bit.



Toshiba’s Memory business already mass produces 64-layer 256-gigabit
(32-gigabytes) devices and will expand BiCS FLASH™ production. It will
advance 3D technology to realize increased densities and finer processes
in order to meet diversifying market needs.























 

*1:

 

A structure stacking Flash memory cells vertically on a silicon
substrate to realize significant density improvements over planar
NAND Flash memory, where cells are formed on the silicon substrate.

*2:


As of February 22, 2017. Toshiba survey.

* BiCS FLASH is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation.

 


About Toshiba
Founded in Tokyo
in 1875, Toshiba Corporation is a Fortune Global 500 company that
contributes to a better world and better lives with innovative
technologies in Energy, Infrastructure and Storage. Guided by the
philosophy of “Committed to People, Committed to the Future,” Toshiba
promotes operations through a global network of 551 consolidated
companies employing 188,000 people, with annual sales surpassing 5.6
trillion yen (US$50 billion; March 31, 2016).
Find out more about
Toshiba at www.toshiba.co.jp/index.htm




Contacts


Toshiba Corporation
Storage & Electronic Devices Solutions Company
Koichi
Tanaka / Kota Yamaji, +81-3-3457-3576
Public Relations & Investor
Relations Group
Business Planning Division
semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



Warehouse TERRADA Announces Upgrades to Our Vault for Valua… 2017年02月22日 12時00分


- Service Builds on Japan's Strengths in Safety and Security -


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Warehouse TERRADA (Shinagawa, Tokyo / CEO: Yoshihisa Nakano) is pleased
to announce that we have upgraded the Vault for Valuables located in our
head office facility.








Since the foundation in 1950, we have conducted our preserving and
safekeeping business from our base in Tennoz. We have been cultivating
better storage techniques and making proactive actions on the capital
investment in order to store and preserve items under the best
environment, while expanding services and improving convenience. In
recent years, we have focused particularly on handling highly
specialized items such as wines and artworks, and our strength is in
storage services that further enhance the value of those items over
time. The current upgrades to the Vault for Valuables represent the
culmination of Warehouse TERRADA’s storage expertise, with strict
security that includes biometric authentication, as well as disaster
countermeasures and temperature and humidity controls, which will enable
us to offer long-term storage of valuable property.



Even in a global context, Japan is geopolitically stable, and is
considered among the safest countries. Warehouse TERRADA’s location in
Tennoz also provides quick, convenient access to Haneda Airport, making
our vault the ideal space for long-term storage of valuables not only
for users in Japan, but also for those living overseas as well.
Warehouse TERRADA will continue to expand our services in response to
the property storage needs of individuals both in Japan and foreign
countries.



[About Warehouse TERRADA]



Since the foundation in 1950, Warehouse TERRADA has been cultivating
better storage techniques and making proactive action on the capital
investment in order to store and preserve items under the best
environment. Expanding our business beyond the traditional warehousing,
we are currently pursuing the preservation and restoration technique to
raise the value of stored items and pass it on to the next generations.
We are also developing a business to create a hub to output the new
culture by making a full use of our knowledge as a professional in space
creation. Our storage technologies for items that require high expertise
such as artworks, audio-visual media, and wines have been receiving a
great reputation by each industry.



Company Name: Warehouse TERRADA
Main Business:
Preservation/Safekeeping Business and Related Business
Representative:
CEO, Yoshihisa Nakano
Address: 2-6-10 Higashi-Shinagawa,
Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0002, Japan
Foundation: October 1950
URL:
http://www.terrada.co.jp/




Contacts


[For Service Inquiries]
Warehouse TERRADA Premium Storage
Group
premium@terrada.co.jp
[For
Inquires, Press Only]

Warehouse TERRADA PR Group
+81(0)3-5479-1651
pr@terrada.co.jp



東芝:TransferJet™がJVCケンウッドとスポーツセンシングのスポ… 2017年02月22日 11時11分

東京--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- 株式会社東芝の近接無線通信技術TransferJet™を用いたソリューションが、株式会社JVCケンウッド(以下、JVCケンウッド社)と株式会社スポーツセンシング(以下、スポーツセンシング社)が共同開発したスポーツコーチングカメラシステム(以下、本システム)に採用されました。TransferJet™に対応した本システムは、2月23日から提供されます。
なお当社は、本システムを2017年2月23日から26日までパシフィコ横浜で開催される「CP+(シーピープラス)2017」に出展します。








本システムは、撮影しながら映像にタグ付けできる「タギング機能」を搭載し、必要な場面を即座に参照することができる映像解析ソリューションで、水泳や陸上競技など、多くのスポーツの現場で活用されています。一方、本システムは、撮影した映像を一旦パソコンへ取り込み、映像分析アプリケーションで編集作業をする必要があり、競技中の選手へのフィードバックにタイムラグが生じることが課題でした。



当社が開発したTransferJet™搭載SDHCメモリカードとTransferJet™対応アダプタを組み合わせたソリューションを本システムに採用することで、撮影した映像ファイルと、タギング情報を記録したファイルの無線転送が可能となりました。映像を撮影したカメラにiPadを近づけるだけで、タギング情報を記録した映像が自動で無線転送できるためトレーニングや試合中に映像を用いたフィードバックをすばやく実施することができます。



今後も当社は、近接無線通信技術TransferJet™ソリューションを、スポーツ分野をはじめさまざまな分野で活用し、データ通信の利便性向上に貢献していきます。



<近接無線通信技術TransferJet™>
近接無線通信技術TransferJet™は、一般社団法人TransferJet™コンソーシアムが、誰もが簡単に安心して快適に使えることを目指して開発した技術です。



TransferJet™対応製品
TransferJet™対応アダプタ(iPhone / iPad / iPod対応):TJ-LT00A
(注)本システムはiPadのみに対応しております。
URL:http://www.toshiba-personalstorage.net/product/transferjet/index_j.htm
TransferJet™搭載SDHCメモリカード:SD-TJA016G
URL:http://www.toshiba-personalstorage.net/product/transferjet/sd/index_j.htm



<開発における各社の取り組み>



【株式会社JVCケンウッド】
スポーツセンシング社と共同でタギング機能、無線コントローラー制御と最大10倍速のハイスピード撮影が可能な本システム(正式名称:スポーツコーチングカムシステム「GC—LJ25B」)を開発しました。競技会場やトレーニングエリアで無理なく取りまわせる映像を用いた本システムを、スポーツの入門層や小規模サークルなどへ広く提供します。
URL:http://www3.jvckenwood.com/pro/video/sportscoaching-cam/



【株式会社スポーツセンシング】
スポーツ分野向け製品開発および販売を行っています。本システムでは、スポーツに携わる多くの選手、指導者、分析担当者からの声をもとに、タップ動作による直感的な再生制御、映像の共有、「タギング」情報を用いた映像再生、映像へのドローイング等、映像を用いたスポーツコーチングに特化したiPad専用アプリケーションソフト「Sports
Coaching VIEWER Ver.2.5」を開発しました。
Sports Coaching VIEWER
URL:http://www.sports-sensing.com/products/application/lifenet/scviewer.html 



*TransferJet™ は、一般社団法人TransferJet™コンソーシアムがライセンスしている商標です。
URL:https://www.TransferJet.org/ja/tj/tj_overview.html
*iPhone、iPad、iPodは、米国および他の国々で登録されたApple
Inc.の商標です。
*その他、記載されている製品名などの固有名詞は、各社の商標または登録商標です。



お客様からの製品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
<TransferJetTM搭載SDHCメモリカード>メモリ事業部 
メモリ新規ビジネス営業推進部
Tel: 03-3457-3346
<TransferJetTM対応アダプタ>ミックスドシグナルIC事業部 
ミックスドシグナルIC営業推進部
Tel: 044-548-2821
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
長沢千秋
Tel:
03-3457-4963
e-mail: semicon-NR-mailbox@ml.toshiba.co.jp



Amazon Introduces Latest Generation Fire TV Stick in the UK… 2017年02月22日 10時01分

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(NASDAQ: AMZN) – Amazon has announced that the latest generation Amazon
Fire TV Stick is now available for customers in the UK, Germany, and
Japan. Read the press release announcing Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice
Remote in the UK: www.amazon.co.uk/pr,
Germany: www.amazon-presse.de,
and the Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote in Japan: www.amazon.co.jp/press.








“Our customers love Fire TV, and we’re thrilled to introduce the latest
generation Fire TV Stick in the UK, Germany, and Japan,” said Marc
Whitten, Vice President, Amazon Fire TV. “Since its recent launch in the
US, the all-new Fire TV Stick has quickly become a best-seller on
Amazon.com and received more than 35,000 five-star reviews. With our new
content-forward UI, powerful voice search, and a growing collection of
movies, TV episodes, and apps, Fire TV helps customers easily find and
enjoy their favorite TV content.”



The all-new Fire TV Stick is 30 percent faster than the previous
best-selling version, has a powerful quad-core processor for streaming
high-quality video, and offers access to thousands of apps, games,
movies, and TV shows. Customers in the UK and Germany can also use the
included Alexa Voice Remote to get the news and weather, check their
commute, get sports scores, create shopping lists, play music, and more.
With the included voice remote, customers in Japan can use their voice
to search for their favorite programming and control playback of Amazon
Video content.



With the new Fire TV Stick, customers have access to a completely
redesigned interface that makes finding what to watch even easier and
more enjoyable. Fire TV Stick offers a new cinematic experience,
delivering video trailers and content screenshots to help customers
access the content they want. Fire TV also shows you the best viewing
options – stream, rent, or buy – to help you choose content based on
convenience and value. Finding and enjoying apps and games is also easy
with a customizable app list on the home screen.



The all-new Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote is available for
pre-order now in the UK and Germany, and will ship to customers starting
in April. The latest generation Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote is
available for pre-order now in Japan and will begin shipping to
customers April 6.



About Amazon



Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than
competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational
excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping,
personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle
Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa
are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more
information, visit www.amazon.com/about.


Contacts


Amazon.com, Inc.
Media Hotline, 206-266-7180
Amazon-pr@amazon.com
www.amazon.com/pr

First Solar Secures Syndicated Financing Arranged by Mizuho… 2017年02月22日 06時00分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced today that it has obtained
non-recourse project debt financing of approximately 27 billion yen
(US$240 million) in a syndicated loan arranged by Mizuho Bank Ltd. for a
utility-scale solar project in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan. This
financing arrangement demonstrates First Solar’s technology, project
development, operations and maintenance, and project financing
capabilities for utility-scale solar projects in Japan.




The Ishikawa Sogo Solar Power Plant, with a generation capacity of 59.5
megawatt (MW)AC, will be one of the largest mega solar
projects in the Hokuriku region. Once complete, it is expected to
provide enough clean energy to serve the needs of around 17,500 average
Japanese homes, displacing approximately 35,000 metric tons of carbon
dioxide per year.



First Solar is committed to the development of Japan’s utility-scale
solar industry. Together with the existing construction loan of up to 4
billion yen (US$33 million) financed by Mizuho Bank in Japan, First
Solar is well positioned to develop, construct and operate various
utility-scale solar projects, and provide integrated energy solutions
that contribute to a safe and reliable energy mix in Japan.



Solar power plays a significant role in Japan’s renewable energy
strategy and the availability of project debt financing will further
bolster utility-scale solar development to meet the unique energy needs
in Japan.



The Ishikawa Sogo Solar Power Plant is scheduled to commence operation
in late 2018.



About First Solar, Inc.



First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic
(PV) solar systems which use its advanced module and system technology.
The company’s integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically
attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From
raw material sourcing through end-of-life module recycling, First
Solar’s renewable energy systems protect and enhance the environment.
For more information about First Solar, please visit www.firstsolar.com.



For First Solar Investors



This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant
to safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements, among
other things, concerning: effects on our financial statements and
guidance resulting from certain module manufacturing changes and
associated restructuring activities; our business strategy, including
anticipated trends and developments in and management plans for our
business and the markets in which we operate; future financial results,
operating results, revenues, gross margin, operating expenses, products,
projected costs (including estimated future module collection and
recycling costs), warranties, solar module efficiency and balance of
systems cost reduction roadmaps, restructuring, product reliability,
investments in unconsolidated affiliates and capital expenditures; our
ability to continue to reduce the cost per watt of our solar modules;
our ability to reduce the costs to construct PV solar power systems;
research and development programs and our ability to improve the
conversion efficiency of our solar modules; our ability to expand
manufacturing capacity worldwide; sales and marketing initiatives; and
competition. These forward-looking statements are often characterized by
the use of words such as "estimate," "expect," "anticipate," "project,"
"plan," "intend," "seek," "believe," "forecast," "foresee," "likely,"
"may," "should," "goal," "target," "might," "will," "could," "predict,"
"continue" and the negative or plural of these words and other
comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are only predictions
based on our current expectations and our projections about future
events. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements. We undertake no obligation to update any of these
forward-looking statements for any reason. These forward-looking
statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity,
performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or
implied by these statements. These factors include, but are not limited
to, the matters discussed in Item 1A: "Risk Factors," of our most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Contacts


First Solar Media
Burson-Marsteller
Eiko Aiba, Akiko Nishimura
+81
03-3264-6701
Email: FirstSolarJP.PR@bm.com
or
First
Solar Media
Jennifer Abbott
+61 2 9002 7736
Jennifer.Abbott@FIRSTSOLAR.COM
or
First
Solar Investors
Stephen Haymore
+1 602-414-9315
Stephen.Haymore@FIRSTSOLAR.COM

Gigaphoton Announces a New Model of ArF Excimer Light Sourc… 2017年02月22日 01時00分


Supports cutting-edge immersion lithography process shrinking while
also reducing environmental impact; GT65A is scheduled to ship in 2017


OYAMA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gigaphoton Inc. (Head Office: Oyama, Tochigi; President & CEO: Hitoshi
Tomaru; www.gigaphoton.com),
a leading manufacturer of light sources used in lithography, has
announced the GT65A, a new ArF excimer light source intended for use in
cutting-edge immersion lithography. The new product is scheduled to ship
sometime in 2017.




The GT65A supports sub 10 nm lithography processes by further evolving
the unsurpassed spectral control technologies for which the Gigaphoton
ArF platform is renowned. The GT65A comes standard-equipped with
environmental impact reducing technologies that include Helium-free
operation under all operating conditions and compatibility with hTGM,
the company's Neon gas recycling systems.



Regarding spectral control of the GT65A, it comes standard-equipped with
two new technologies. The first of these is "eMPL Solid," which improves
spectral performance stability at a level 400% higher than with existing
functionality. eMPL Solid achieves an impressively high level of
spectral width (E95) stability at ±5 fm in each exposure field,
contributing to improved uniformity in critical dimensions (CD). The
other new technology is "hMPL," which controls E95 by keeping them
between 200 and 450 fm. hMPL contributes to maximizing the process
window by optimizing E95 according to lithography process.



And Gigaphoton's Helium free and hTGM technologies, which come standard
on the GT65A, have been developed in line with Gigaphoton's EcoPhotonTM program.
These technologies not only reduce environmental impact, but also
drastically reduce the risks of future Helium and Neon gas supply
shortages and price hikes, thereby Gigaphoton commits providing better
sustainability for customers as well.



Hitoshi Tomaru, President & CEO of Gigaphoton says, "Our new GT65A is
one of the solutions we have made available to the semiconductor chip
manufacturer that is ceaselessly engaged in the challenge of chip size
shrinking. It is also a testament to the commitment we have made to the
industry since our founding and our contribution to lithography
equipment manufacturers. Gigaphoton is committed to continued investment
in technology to improve lithography performance."



Gigaphoton's ArF excimer light sources, including the GT65A, will be
announced at the upcoming international symposium on advanced
lithography, "SPIE Advanced Lithography 2017," to be held from February
26 to March 2 in San Jose, California.
http://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/advanced-lithography



Click
to view past news releases on helium-free initiatives



Click
to view past news releases on hTGM



About Gigaphoton
Since it was founded in 2000, Gigaphoton
has delivered valuable solutions to semiconductor manufacturers
throughout the world as a light source supplier. In every stage from R&D
to manufacture, sales, and maintenance services, Gigaphoton is committed
to providing world-class support delivered from the perspective of
everyday users. For more information please visit www.gigaphoton.com.



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




Contacts


Media contact
Gigaphoton Inc.
Akinori Matsui,
+81-285-37-6931
Corporate Planning Division
web_info@gigaphoton.com



Ken Corporation Ltd. Renewed and Expanded Website to Cover … 2017年02月22日 01時00分


Tokyo luxury property search becomes easier and splendid with new
website



TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ken Corporation Ltd. of Tokyo, Japan, is pleased to announce the launch
of the new design and contents of English website, www.kencorp.com.
Adopted Responsive Web design, the new website is useful to search
properties for users who use mobile devices for their home search;
particularly new expatriates to Tokyo. Maximum of 28 large
exterior-interior pictures, mostly photographed by exclusive
photographers are set to residential properties.



Rental properties listed are priced from 200,000 JPY to over 2,000,000
JPY, targeted to expatriates and local wealthy. Choices are plentiful:
large detached house, luxurious condo, high-rise apartment, and more.
With growing interest in Tokyo real estate properties, this website is
now ready with information about condominiums and house for sale, office
rental spaces, and owners service, too. Locations of properties handled
are concentrated in the central area of Tokyo and some in Yokohama where
values are high and prosperous.



Founded in 1972, Ken Corporation Ltd. is the leading real-estate
brokerage service of Tokyo expat housing and luxury properties.
Thousands of international companies and organizations find housing for
top executives and expatriates in Tokyo through us. Since the
commencement of our brokerage business in leasing high-end residences in
the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, our services have expanded to provide
office space rental, real estate brokerage, as well as property
management and planning services.



For more information, please check www.kencorp.com
and contact us through the website.




Contacts


Ken Corporation Ltd.
Ryu Tomata, +81-3-5413-5666



ギガフォトン、最新型ArFエキシマレーザーGT65Aを発表 2017年02月22日 01時00分


最先端の液浸露光プロセスの微細化サポートと環境負荷低減を同時に実現、
2017年内の出荷を目指す




栃木県小山市--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) -- リソグラフィ光源の主要メーカーであるギガフォトン株式会社(本社:
栃木県小山市、代表取締役社長: 都丸仁、www.gigaphoton.com)は、新製品である最先端の液浸露光(リソグラフィ)装置向けArFエキシマレーザー「GT65A」を発表しました。同製品は2017年内の出荷を目指します。



GT65Aは、ギガフォトンのArFプラットフォームの特徴である、優れたスペクトルコントロール技術をさらに進化させることにより、1X
nm(ナノメートル)以下の微細化プロセスをサポートします。また環境への負荷低減技術を標準搭載しており、あらゆる運転条件下でのヘリウムフリー運転および同社のネオンガスリサイクル装置である「hTGM」対応を標準装備しています。




GT65Aのスペクトルコントロールについては、二つの最新技術を標準搭載しました。一つは、従来機種と比較してスペクトル性能の安定性を4倍高めた「eMPL
Solid」です。eMPL
Solidはスペクトル幅(E95)の安定性を、露光フィールドごとに±5fm(フェムトメートル)という高いレベルで実現し、CD均一性の向上に貢献します。もう一つは、スペクトル幅を450fmから200fmまでコントロールする「hMPL」です。hMPLはスペクトル幅をプロセスに従って最適化することにより、プロセスウィンドウの最大化に貢献します。



またGT65Aが標準装備している、ギガフォトンのEcoPhotonTMプログラムに沿って開発されたヘリウムフリーおよびhTGM技術は、環境負荷低減だけでなく、ヘリウムガス、ネオンガスにおける将来の供給不足や価格に対するリスクを大幅に減らし、お客様のサステイナビリティ向上にも貢献します。



ギガフォトン代表取締役社長の都丸仁はこうコメントしています。「当社の新製品GT65Aは、絶えず微細化に挑む半導体装置業界へギガフォトンが提示するソリューションの一つであり、創業以来変わることのない業界へのコミットメントと、露光機メーカーに対する貢献の証でもあります。私達は今後も露光性能の向上に向け、技術に投資し続けます。」



GT65Aを始めとするギガフォトンのArFエキシマレーザーについては、米国カリフォルニア州サンノゼで2月26日(米国時間)より3月2日まで開催される先端露光の国際シンポジウム(SPIE
Advanced Lithography 2017)で発表予定です。
http://spie.org/conferences-and-exhibitions/advanced-lithography



ヘリウムフリーに関する過去のニュースリリースはこちら



hTGMに関する過去のニュースリリースはこちら



ギガフォトンについて
2000年設立以来、ギガフォトンはレーザーサプライヤーとして、価値あるソリューションを世界の半導体メーカーに提供し続けています。ギガフォトンは、研究開発から製造・販売・保守サービスまで、常にユーザー目線に立った業界最高水準のサポートをお約束します。詳細についてはwww.gigaphoton.comをご覧ください。




Contacts


報道関係者向けの連絡窓口:
ギガフォトン株式会社
経営企画部
松井章記
TEL: 0285-37-6931
Eメール:
web_info@gigaphoton.com



Global Industrial Dryers Market for Agricultural Products 2… 2017年02月21日 23時48分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global
Industrial Dryers Market for Agricultural Products 2017-2021"

report to their offering.




The global industrial dryers market for agricultural products to grow at
a CAGR of 2.48% during the period 2017-2021.



Global Industrial Dryers Market for Agricultural Products 2017-2021, has
been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from
industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth
prospects over the coming years. The report covers the present scenario
and the growth prospects of the global industrial dryers market for
agricultural products for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the
report considers the revenue generated from the sales of industrial
dryers. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors
operating in this market.



The market includes industrial dryers based on different heating
mechanisms like hot air dryers, heated-surface dryers, and others. The
dryers considered in the report are for application in the food industry
and specifically only for drying a set of specific agricultural products
- fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, spices, and medicinal plant produce.



According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is
growing packaged food industry, expanding phytopharmaceutical products
market, and increasing focus on branding of dried products. Dehydration
reduces water activity and subsequently extends the shelf-life of dried
foods like fruits and vegetables much longer than that of the fresh
fruits and vegetables. As such, this process is used extensively as a
safe and stable preservation method for food products.



Market Dynamics



Market drivers




  • Growing packaged food industry, expanding phyto-pharmaceutical
    products market, and increasing focus on branding of dried products


  • Microwave-vacuum drying offering an attractive, cost-effective
    alternative to freeze-drying in the production of high-quality
    heat-sensitive products


  • Replacement and upgraded sales through technological innovations and
    advancements



Market challenges




  • High price competition due to market fragmentation


  • Food safety regulations and risk in equipment operation


  • Long equipment life and high capital costs restricting replacement
    sales



Market trends




  • Demand for automated multifunctional drying systems


  • Multi-stage and hybrid drying equipment for better quality and
    efficient drying systems


  • Expanding distribution channels: Increasing focus on online platforms



Key Vendors:




  • Bucher


  • Bühler


  • Boda Microwave


  • OKAWARA


  • Turatti Group


  • Zhengzhou Azeus Machinery



Other Prominent Vendors:




  • HOF Prüfsysteme


  • MechaTech Systems


  • New AVM Systech


  • Plasma Kraft


  • SSP


  • Thompson Dryers



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Sapporo City Chooses Nutanix Enterprise Cloud for Applicati… 2017年02月21日 23時00分


Major Japanese City Opts for Scalable Hyperconverged Infrastructure
to Strengthen Information Security


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nutanix
(NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced
an application virtualization project to achieve Internet Segregation
for Sapporo City, the fifth largest population in Japan, and the largest
city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.



As part of the local government initiative driven by the Ministry of
Internal Affairs and Communications, Sapporo City is tasked to
strengthen its information security by carrying out an internet
segregation; a mechanism that prevents information leakage by separating
the network connected to the internet from other business networks such
as LGWAN (Integrated Administrative Network). For example, the city can
choose to segregate secure email systems from other activities such as
Internet browsing. As a result, a project was launched with Nutanix to
virtualize specific applications and separate them from the existing
environment.



In the current stage of the project, the city is virtualizing the
Internet Explorer (IE) application. This project is at a testing stage,
and the plan is to enable approximately 14,000 users with 80 virtual
servers operating on the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.



Takuya Moro, Staff Official, Internal System, System Maintenance
Section, Data Management System Department, General Affairs Bureau in
Sapporo City was delightfully surprised by the time of preliminary
verification. "During the test environment, when I copied 80 virtual
machines, the task that normally took hours to complete on a regular IA
server ended up finishing in less than 10 seconds with Nutanix. It was
overwhelmingly quick."



The virtualization was built using Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop. On a
regular physical server, it would take about one to two minutes to start
up a virtualized browser, but in a virtualized environment the time
reduced to under a minute. When comparing between multiple
hyperconverged infrastructures, the Nutanix platform was able to start
up in less than 10 seconds.



The Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform not only greatly shortens the time
to construct the environment, but can also ease the burden of operation
and boosts user convenience by allowing for faster startup times.



Nutanix is also used for system monitoring as a measure against
information leakage. Satoshi Isobe, Staff Official, Internal System of
the same section and who is in charge of the project, said that he had
long been concerned about the management complexity due to the
introduction of different systems for each project. "The mechanism to
monitor is mainly the service that runs on the server. Since Nutanix is
already being used in the internet separation project and it is expected
to continue expanding with new projects, it would be better to move in a
direction that can unify management," added Isobe.



Resources:




About Nutanix



Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the
applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix
enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and
consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and
storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine
intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like
infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application
mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications. Learn more at www.nutanix.com
or follow us on Twitter @nutanix.



© 2017 Nutanix, Inc. All rights reserved. Nutanix is a trademark of
Nutanix, Inc., registered in the United States and other countries. All
other brand names mentioned herein are for identification purposes only
and may be the trademarks of their respective holder(s).




Contacts


Nutanix
Luica Mak, +44 790 547 1332
luica.mak@nutanix.com

EP Vantage Releases its Annual Pharma and Medtech Sector Re… 2017年02月21日 23時00分


2016 leaves pharma facing stormy waters, while the medtech sector
faces an innovation imperative


LONDON, BOSTON, SAN FRANCISCO & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--For the world’s drug makers 2016 was a year of two halves. Dealmaking
and venture funding held up over the first two quarters, buoyed by the
retreating bull market. However, as the US presidential election loomed
ever closer, companies went into lockdown. Meanwhile, the medtech sector
demonstrated that greater efforts are needed to foster innovation if it
is to thrive. These findings and more were released today as part of the Pharma
& Biotech 2016 in Review
and Medtech 2016 in Review
reports by EP
Vantage
, the editorial arm of life science market intelligence firm Evaluate.




“In terms of pharma & biotech share prices, the volatility of 2016 and
the unpredictability President Trump has so far displayed will do little
to calm industry nerves. Investors and companies might want to brace
themselves for these stormy waters to become the new normal this year.
Alongside the political landscape, high drug prices will remain the
sector’s gremlin in 2017,” said Amy Brown, Pharma & Biotech report
author.



“In the medtech sphere the venture funding climate is getting deeper
into an endless winter,” said report author Elizabeth Cairns. “While
there are some rich rounds, even in the early stages, most companies are
struggling to find growth capital.”



Other key findings include:




  • The Nasdaq Biotechnology Index ended in the red for the first time
    since 2008


  • The $98.7bn spent on pharma & biotech acquisitions in 2016 was less
    than half that of the biotech boom’s peak in 2014


  • The fourth quarter saw three venture rounds breaking the $200m
    barrier; with Moderna Therapeutics exceeding $1bn


  • In medtech, the total value of M&A deals fell to $42bn, far below
    2015’s total of $128bn


  • Medtech companies raised a total of $3.7bn in 2016, down slightly from
    the year before, and the number of rounds continued to decline steeply


  • The 38 premarket approvals and humanitarian device exemptions in 2016
    represented a 25% decline from 2015; but de novo clearances were up,
    with 24 last year compared with 18 in 2015



The two reports published today offer analysis and expert commentary on
M&A deals venture financing, initial public offerings and FDA approvals
in the pharma and medtech sectors during 2016. The reports are based on
EvaluatePharma® and EvaluateMedTech® data. To
download the complimentary Pharma & Biotech 2016 in Review report,
please visit www.evaluategroup.com/PharmaBiotech2016Review.
For the Medtech 2016 in Review report, please visit www.evaluategroup.com/Medtech2016Review.



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Tokyo Metropolitan Government Human Rights Division Reports… 2017年02月21日 18時00分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--On February 1st, Tokyo Metropolitan Government held “Tokyo Metropolitan
Government Olympic and Paralympic Games and Human Rights Symposium” at
TMG Building with around 500 participants including Tokyo citizens,
persons involved in the Tokyo 2020 Games.




Taking the opportunity presented by the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and
Paralympic Games, Tokyo aims to be a city where human rights are
respected and a diverse city in which everyone can enjoy active and
fulfilling lives. The symposium focused on “the Olympic and Paralympic
Games and human rights” and invited guest speakers concerning the London
2012 and the Rio 2016 Games, and a Paralympian.



Yuriko Koike, the Governor of Tokyo, gave the opening remarks. She
quoted the Fundamental Principles of Olympism declared in the Olympic
Chapter, which suggest that the Olympic Games shall be secured without
discrimination of any kind and respect human rights. She said “I would
like to promote necessary measures to protect human rights concerning
people with disabilities, race, colour, sex and LGBT, etc. The new Tokyo
I envision is a warm city, a kind city, in which diversity is respected.
I believe that it is by realizing this diverse city that we will realize
the principles promoted in the Olympic Charter.” She recalled her visit
to the Rio 2106 Games and said “I was deeply moved at the Paralympic
Games. I would like to share my impressive experience with you, and your
help will make the Paralympic Games a great success.”



She ended her opening remarks in English:
“Athletes and everyone
around the world, Tokyo is a city that accepts diversity. Please come to
Tokyo in 2020. We are looking forward to seeing you. Thank you.”



After that, the three guest speakers gave their presentations: Dr. David
Ellis, the Minister and Deputy Head of Mission of the British Embassy,
on how the London 2012 achieved the success of the Paralympic Games: Dr.
Sarquis J.B. Sarquis, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Brazilian Embassy,
on how the Rio 2016 worked on adopting barrier-free in both software and
hardware: Ms. Miki Matheson, Gold Medalist Paralympian, on vision for
the real inclusive society.



Lastly, Professor Yozo Yokota, the President of Center for Human Rights
Education and Training, joined the guest speakers to lead the panel
discussion titled “Vision for a Tokyo that accepts Diversity - 2020 and
beyond”. They discussed on efforts to leave valuable human rights legacy
and inspired much of the audience.




Contacts


[Contact about the symposium]
Tokyo Metropolitan
Government

Human Rights Division
TEL:
+81-3-5388-2585

TEL: +81-3-5388-2588
FAX:
+81-3-5388-1266

Email: S0000042@section.metro.tokyo.jp
Email:
S0000043@section.metro.tokyo.jp



Chugai’s ALK Inhibitor “Alecensa®” Approved in the EU 2017年02月21日 15時15分


- Alecensa is Available Now in Japan, the United States and Europe -


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#oncology--Chugai
Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
(TOKYO:4519) announced that F.
Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.
obtained conditional marketing authorization
from the European Commission (EC) , for the anti-cancer agent, alectinib
hydrochloride (brand name: Alecensa®) for the treatment of
adult patients with “anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) positive,
metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progressed on or
those intolerant to crizotinib.”




“Alecensa was created by Chugai, and in July 2014, Japan became the
first country in the world to receive regulatory approval. We believe
that the approval of Alecensa by the EC will bring great hope for
patients in the EU living with this disease,” said Dr. Yasushi Ito,
Chugai’s Senior Vice President, Head of Project & Lifecycle Management
Unit. “We are extremely pleased that Alecensa can contribute to the
treatment of patients with ALK positive NSCLC in each country.”



EU approval was based on two clinical phase I/II trials, as
summarised below:



- The NP28761 study is a phase I/II North American, single arm,
open-label, multicentre trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of
Alecensa in 87 people with ALK positive NSCLC whose disease progressed
on crizotinib. (Data cut-off: October 24, 2014)



- The NP28673 study is a phase I/II global, single arm, open-label,
multicentre trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of Alecensa in 138
people with ALK-positive NSCLC whose disease progressed on crizotinib.
(Primary data cut-off including safety: August 18, 2014, updated
Independent Review Committee (IRC) data cut-off: January 8, 2015)



- People in the phase II studies received 600 mg of Alecensa orally
twice daily. In both trials, the primary endpoint was objective response
rate (ORR) according to Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumours
(RECIST v1.1), and evaluated by an IRC. Secondary endpoints included
duration of response (DOR), progression-free survival (PFS) and safety.











































































-



 


Efficacy Parameters





 

 

The NP28761 study (N=87)

 

The NP28673 study (N=138)





IRC
Assessment



 


Investigator
Assessment





IRC
Assessment



 


Investigator
Assessment






ORR (%)
(95% CI)




52.2


(39.7-64.6)




52.9


(41.9-63.7)




50.8


(41.6-60.0)




51.4


(42.8-60.0)






DOR (median in
months)
(95% CI)




14.9


(6.9-NE)




-


15.2


(11.2-24.9)




-




PFS (median in
months)
(95% CI)



 

8.0


(6.3-12.6)



 

-

 

8.9


(5.6-12.8)



 

-



 


- Alecensa demonstrated a safety profile consistent with that observed
in previous studies.



- The most common Grade 3 or higher adverse events were an increase in
muscle enzymes (increased blood levels of creatine phosphokinase; eight
percent), increased liver enzymes (alanine aminotransferase; six
percent, and aspartate aminotransferase; five percent) and shortness of
breath (dyspnoea; three percent).



Alecensa is a highly selective oral ALK inhibitor discovered by Chugai.
It has been reported that approximately five percent of patients with
NSCLC express a chromosomal rearrangement which leads to fusion of the ALK
gene with another gene.1) ALK kinase signalling is constantly
active in cells with such fusion genes, resulting in uncontrolled growth
of tumour cells and transforming the cells into tumour cells.2, 3)
Alecensa exerts its anti-tumour effect by selectively inhibiting ALK
kinase activity to inhibit tumour cell proliferation and induce cell
death.4) In addition, Alecensa is not recognized by the
active efflux system in the blood brain barrier which actively pumps
molecules out of the brain. Alecensa is able to remain active in the
central nervous system and has proven activity against brain metastases.



Chugai has out-licensed the rights of Alecensa to Roche in overseas
countries including Europe and the US. Alecensa is currently approved in
the United States, Kuwait, Israel, Hong Kong, Canada, South Korea,
Switzerland and India for the treatment of advanced (metastatic)
ALK-positive NSCLC whose disease has worsened after, or who could not
tolerate treatment with, crizotinib.



In Japan, Alecensa is available to patients with “ALK fusion gene
positive unresectable, recurrent/advanced NSCLC” and is marketed by
Chugai.



1) Biomarker committee of The Japan Lung Cancer Society, Guidelines for
ALK gene tests in lung cancer patients
2) Soda et al., Nature. 448:
561-566 (2007)
3) Takeuchi et al., Clin Cancer Res. 15: 3143-3149
(2009)
4) Sakamoto et al., Cancer Cell. 19: 679-690 (2011)



About Chugai



Chugai Pharmaceutical is one of Japan’s leading research-based
pharmaceutical companies with strengths in biotechnology products.
Chugai, based in Tokyo, specializes in prescription pharmaceuticals and
is listed on the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. As an
important member of the Roche Group, Chugai is actively involved in R&D
activities in Japan and abroad. Specifically, Chugai is working to
develop innovative products which may satisfy the unmet medical needs,
mainly focusing on the oncology area.



In Japan, Chugai’s research facilities in Gotemba and Kamakura are
collaborating to develop new pharmaceuticals and laboratories in Ukima
are conducting research for technology development for industrial
production. Overseas, Chugai
Pharmabody Research
based in Singapore is engaged in research
focusing on the generation of novel antibody drugs by utilizing Chugai’s
proprietary innovative antibody engineering technologies. Chugai
Pharma USA
and Chugai
Pharma Europe
are engaged in clinical development activities in the
United States and Europe.



The consolidated revenue in 2016 of Chugai totalled 491.8 billion yen
and the operating income was 80.6 billion yen (IFRS Core basis).



Additional information is available on the internet at https://www.chugai-pharm.co.jp/english.




Contacts


For Media
Chugai Pharmaceutical Co.,
Ltd.
Media Relations Group, Corporate Communications Dept.,
Koki
Harada
Tel: +81-3-3273-0881
E-mail: pr@chugai-pharm.co.jp
***
For
European media

Chugai Pharma France SAS
Nathalie Leroy
Tel:
+33-1-56-37-05-21
E-mail: pr@chugai.eu
***
For
Investors

Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Investor
Relations Group, Corporate Communications Dept.,
Toshiya Sasai
Tel:
+81-3-3273-0554
E-mail: ir@chugai-pharm.co.jp

東芝:インターフェースロック機能付きNFC搭載SDメモリカードの… 2017年02月21日 15時03分


「Mamolica™」を搭載しメモリカード紛失・盗難時の情報漏洩リスクを低減




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、メモリカードの情報漏洩を防ぐインターフェースロック機能「Mamolica™(マモリカ)」を備えたNFC(近距離無線通信)搭載SDメモリカードの法人向けの生産を本日から開始します。
新製品は、スマートフォン等に搭載されているNFCを使用し、スマートフォン等をかざして読み書きをロックすることで、メモリカード内に保存されたデータの漏洩を防ぐことができるSDメモリカードです。






本製品のインターフェースのロック/ロック解除には、NFC搭載スマートフォンの内部情報やパスワード等を用います。ロックされた状態ではSDメモリカードとして認識されないため、保存されたデータの読み出しやデータの書き込みを行うことができなくなります。また、ロックに使用したスマートフォン等でしかロック解除ができないため、メモリカードの紛失や盗難の際も個人情報などの大切な情報が漏洩するリスクを低減します。



また、「Mamolica™」の機能はそのままに、ロックされた状態でもデータの書き込みを行うことができる製品(Read Lockモデル[注1])の生産も同時に開始します。常時書き込みができるため、報道現場での動画記録等、撮影タイミングを逃さずに記録しつつデータを保護することが可能です。









































■新製品の概要



容量[注2]

 

8GB

 

16GB

 

32GB

 

64GB


型番
(通常モデル)




THNNF008GEA-C (8B8L


THNNF016GEA-D (8B8L


THNNF032GEA-D (8B8L


THNNF064GEA-D (8B8L


型番
(Read Lockモデル)



 

THNNR008GEA-D

 

THNNR016GEA-D

 

THNNR032GEA-D

 

---






























































 


■新製品の主な仕様



シリーズ名

 


Mamolica™機能付きNFC搭載SDHC/SDXCメモリカード
(受注生産品)



容量


8GB / 16GB / 32GB / 64GB[注3]

インターフェース


SDインターフェース規格 UHS-I

スピードクラス



UHSスピードクラス:UHS Speed Class I
SDスピードクラス:Class10



NFC準拠規格


NFC Forum Type 3 Tag 準拠

対応機器



NFC対応 Android™スマートフォン(Android 4.0-7.0)
iPhone / iPad / iPod
touch(iOS 6.0-10.2.1)[注4]
Microsoft®
Windows® 7 / 8.1 / 10(Build 10240)[注4]



電源電圧


2.7-3.6V

外形寸法


32.0mm(L)×24.0mm(W)×2.1mm(T)

質量


約2g

動作環境

 


・温度:-25~85℃
・湿度:30~80%RH(結露しないこと)
・32GB以下のモデル:ファイルシステムFAT32に対応した、SDXC対応機器、SDHC対応機器でご使用ください。
・64GB以上のモデル:ファイルシステムexFATに対応した、SDXC対応機器でのみご使用ください。
・SD
規格における高速バスインターフェースUHS-Iに対応しています。UHS-I 対応機器でのみ、UHS-Iモードで使用できます。



 


[注1]当社動作確認済みの機器でのみご使用ください。それ以外の機器との組み合わせ動作については保証いたしかねます。詳しくは以下(お客さまからの製品に関するお問い合わせ先)までお問い合わせください。
[注2]本製品の容量の表示は搭載されているフラッシュメモリに基づいており、実際に使用いただけるメモリ容量ではありません。メモリ容量の一部を管理領域として使用しているため、使用いただけるメモリ容量(ユーザ領域)は、8GB製品の場合は約7.2GB、16GB製品の場合は約14.4GB、32GB製品の場合は約28.8GB。64GB製品の場合は約57.6GBとなります。(メモリ容量は1GBを1,073,741,824バイトとして計算しています。
[注3]64GB商品は通常モデルのみの取扱いです。
[注4]NFCリーダー/ライターが別途必要です。



*AndroidはGoogle Inc.の商標です。
*iPhone、iPad、iPod touchはApple
Inc.の商標です。iPhone商標は、アイホン株式会社のライセンスに基づき使用されています。
*IOSは、Cisco
の米国およびその他の国における商標または登録商標であり、ライセンスに基づき使用されています。
*MicrosoftおよびWindowsは米国Microsoft
Corporationの米国およびその他の国における登録商標または商標です。
*Mamolicaは株式会社東芝の商標です。
その他、記載されている商品・サービス名は、各社の商標または登録商標です。



本製品の詳細は下記ページをご覧ください。
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/jp/product/memory/nfc-sd.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。



お客様からの製品に関するお問い合わせ先:
メモリ新規ビジネス営業推進部
Tel: 03-3457-3346
https://toshiba.semicon-storage.com/jp/contact.html


Contacts


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



Approval for Listing of Shares of Solasia on the Tokyo Stoc… 2017年02月21日 15時00分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Solasia Pharma K.K. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan, President and CEO:
Yoshihiro Arai, hereinafter “Solasia”) an oncology specialized
pharmaceutical company developing oncology products for Asian commercial
markets, announced today the approval for listing of shares on the Tokyo
Stock Exchange (TSE) Mothers.



The scheduled date of the listing of the shares is Friday March 24,
2017, on or after which date the shares will be available for trading on
the TSE Mothers.



The proceeds from this offering will be directed primarily to
development and commercialization activities, and to execute on the
company’s mission of providing “Better medicine for a brighter tomorrow”.




Contacts


for Solasia Pharma K.K.
Rie Toyoda, +81-3-6721-8317
Investors
Relations



Mitsubishi Electric to Voluntarily Adopt International Fina… 2017年02月21日 13時40分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi
Electric Corporation
(TOKYO:6503) announced today that it has
decided to voluntarily adopt International Financial Reporting Standards
(IFRS) for its consolidated financial statements from the fiscal year
ending March 31, 2019 (April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019), in place of
U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S.GAAP), in order to
enhance international comparability of its financial information in the
capital markets. Mitsubishi Electric will disclose the consolidated
financial statements according to IFRS from the first quarter of the
fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 (April 1 to June 30, 2018).













































Disclosure Schedule for Voluntary
Adoption of IFRS (subject to change)




Fiscal 2018
(ending March 31, 2018)



 

Consolidated financial results and Consolidated financial statements
(U.S.GAAP)

 

 


Note: Consolidated financial forecasts for the fiscal year ending
March 31, 2019 will be presented in accordance with IFRS.


 


Fiscal 2019 Q1–Q3
(ending March 31, 2019)




Quarterly consolidated financial results (IFRS)




 


Fiscal 2019
(ending March 31, 2019)




Consolidated financial results and Consolidated financial statements
(IFRS)




 


About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
With
over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality
products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized
world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and
electronic equipment used in information processing and communications,
space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics,
industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment.
Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better,
and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric
endeavors to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with
technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 4,394.3
billion yen (US$ 38.8 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016.
For more information visit:
www.MitsubishiElectric.com
*At
an exchange rate of 113 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the
Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2016




Contacts


Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Investor Relations Inquiries
Investor
Relations Group, Corporate Finance Division
Tel: +81-3-3218-2391
Cad.Irg@rk.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp
or
Media
Inquiries

Yurika Fujimoto, +81-3-3218-3380
Public
Relations Division
prd.gnews@nk.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp
www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/



MCNS Establishes System House in India 2017年02月21日 13時30分


Accelerating global competitiveness and strengthening of Polyurethane
system businesses


TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes Co., Ltd. (Co-CEO: Ki Don Won,
Shingo Shibata; a 50:50 joint venture of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and SKC
Co., Ltd.; “MCNS”) has decided to establish a manufacturing and sales
company of polyurethane system products (System house*) in Andhra
Pradesh in Southern India to meet an anticipated increase in
polyurethane demand.























































 


[ Outline of New Company ]




1. Name



 

MCNS Polyurethanes India, Pvt. Ltd.


2. Establishment




February 2017


3. Capital




US$ 7.3 million (800 million JPY)


4. Equity ratio




Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes Co., Ltd. 100%


5. Location




Sri City: NH-5, Tada P.O., Nellore Dist., Andhra Pradesh 524 401.
India


6. Business




Manufacturing and sales of polyurethane system products


7. Capacity




13,000 tons/year

8. Schedule

 


Construction Start: March, 2017
Construction Completion:
December, 2017
Commercial Operations: January, 2018













* System house:

 

Manufacturing and sales bases that provide premium services, such as
the adjustment of polyurethane foam material formulations including
those derived from polyol, to cater to individual customer needs.

 


With a population estimated at 1.3 billion people, India is the world’s
seventh largest economic power in GDP terms, with annual economic growth
of 7% or higher expected. India produces 4 million cars and 9 million
refrigerators annually, and demand for polyurethane is also expected to
increase. Many Japanese and Korean auto and home appliance manufacturers
have developed a presence in the country, especially in Southern India,
and MCNS will expand its business by reliably supplying high-quality
polyurethane system products with the system house.



MCNS is a 50:50 joint venture company between Mitsui Chemicals and SKC
established by integrating their polyurethane businesses in July 2015.
It supplies polyurethane system products from system houses in 10
locations around the world, including the United States, Mexico, China
and Poland, based on a production capacity of 280,000 tons of polyol,
250,000 tons of MDI and 120,000 tons of TDI. With the establishment of
the system house this time, MCNS will develop its business in India and
accelerate the strengthening of its global competitiveness by expanding
system house businesses, mainly in areas other than India where high
growth is expected.




Contacts


Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
Takashi Kawamoto, +81-3-6253-2100
Corporate
Communications Division

Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo Hosts Mt. Fuji Art Exhibition, Featu… 2017年02月20日 23時00分

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#art--Keio
Plaza Hotel Tokyo
, one of Japan’s most prestigious international
hotels located in Shinjuku, Tokyo, will host its annual spring art
exhibition in theme of “Mt. Fuji,” which was registered as a World
Heritage Site in 2013. This year, various kimono artwork of renowned
artist Itchiku
Kubota
, who revived the Tsujigahana tie-dyeing technique of the
Muromachi period (1338-1573), will be exhibited. In addition, items from
his collection of ancient glass bead will be displayed. This exhibition,
held from March 28 to April 30, will be free of charge to all visitors.








This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Itchiku
Kubota, who is well known both in Japan and overseas for his beautiful
kimono representing Japan’s traditional art techniques and the seasonal
beauty of its nature. At the age of 31, Itchiku discovered the
Tsujigahana traditional technique of dyeing, which disappeared 400 years
ago, used for Japanese kimonos and thereafter devoted his career to
reviving this extinct dyeing technique. After 20 years of diligently
fine-tuning his skills, he announced the official start of his own style
of “Itchiku Tsujigahana” dyeing. For the exhibition, we have chosen to
display six Itchiku Tsujigahana kimono masterpieces that depict Mt.
Fuji, one of his most favorite themes in his artwork, and two other
items of “Yuzen” dyeing style kimono which he pursued early in his
career. The exhibition will also display 14 glass bead art items that
are said to be one of the most ancient art forms and were collected by
Itchiku on his travels along the Silk Road.



The Keio
Plaza Hotel Tokyo
hosts a
wide variety of cultural events
on a seasonal basis as part of a
wide range of hospitality services provided to our guests. Shinjuku is
the starting point of journeys from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji, and this event
celebrating the magnificence of this beautiful and symbolic mountain
held every year since 2013 has become extremely popular amongst all
guests. This year, we are proud to host an exhibition of Itchiku artwork
as representations of the profound influence that Mt. Fuji has had on
Japanese art and culture.



Full
Version of Press Release




Contacts


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

Non-Life Insurance in Japan, Key Trends and Opportunities t… 2017年02月20日 20時14分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Non-Life
Insurance in Japan, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020"

report to their offering.




The 'Non-Life Insurance in Japan, Key Trends and Opportunities to 2020'
report provides a detailed outlook by product category for the Japanese
non-life insurance segment, and a comparison of the Japanese insurance
industry with its regional counterparts.



It provides values for key performance indicators such as written
premium, incurred loss, loss ratio, commissions and expenses, combined
ratio, total assets, total investment income and retentions during the
review period (2011-2015) and forecast period (2015-2020).



The report also analyzes distribution channels operating in the segment,
gives a comprehensive overview of the Japanese economy and demographics,
explains the various types of natural hazard and their impact on the
Japanese insurance industry, and provides detailed information on the
competitive landscape in the country.



Key Highlights:



- The Japanese non-life insurance segment was the third-largest in the
world in 2015, in terms of direct written premium.



- The segment accounted for 4.7% of the global non-life gross written
premium. The segment's gross written premium grew at a review-period
(2011-2015) compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.9%.



- Motor insurance was the largest non-life category, accounting for
61.7% of the segment's gross written premium in 2015.



- Effective from October 2015, the increase in fire insurance premiums,
at an average of 2-4%, will negatively affect the property insurance
category over the forecast period.



- Marine insurers are highly exposed to catastrophic risk, due to the
increasing size of ships and increasing capacities of ports and storage
facilities.



- Workmen's compensation insurance is compulsory for all organizations
in Japan. It is being regulated and supervised by the Ministry of
Health, Labour and Welfare under the social insurance system.



Key Topics Covered:



1 Key Facts and Highlights



2 Executive Summary



3 Economy and Demographics



4 Segment Outlook



5 Outlook by Category



6 Distribution Channel Outlook



7 Natural and Man-made Hazards



8 Competitive Landscape



9 Governance, Risk and Compliance



10 Databook



11 Definitions and Methodology



12 About



Companies Mentioned



- Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.



- Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd



- Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd



- Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd



- The Fuji Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Ltd



- AIU Insurance Company, Ltd



- The Kyoei Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Ltd



- Nisshin Fire and Marine Insurance Co., Ltd



- Sony Assurance Inc.



- American Home Assurance Company, Ltd



For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/84pr8r/nonlife




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Research and Markets
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press@researchandmarkets.com
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Topics: Insurance

Panasonic Set for Take Off at MWC 2017年02月20日 18時00分


Panasonic will introduce its connected airport concept at Mobile
World Congress in Barcelona, showcasing a suite of intelligent
technology solutions for the first time in Europe.




BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#HDBeacon--The 120m2 booth features technology for retail, car rental,
communications, security, logistics and ground handling and brings
together the automotive, business technology, industrial and eco
solutions divisions within Panasonic.






One of the key technologies on show will be LinkRay, a one-to-one
customer engagement tool for public spaces. It means dozens of people
can simultaneously get native language information from display panels
and LED lighting to their smartphone, so that display panels in an
airport could contain links to transport information in multiple
languages.



Also on show will be HD Beacon technology, which can assist localized
mapping and wayfinding within the terminal buildings at an airport. So,
for instance, airport staff or people with limited mobility could use
their mobile device to find the nearest electric cart to get them
quickly to their gate.



For airport retail, Panasonic will showcase its Transparent Screen,
which uses projection to create spectacular window displays to pull in
shoppers.



In the car rental area of the booth, Ficosa, who have had a business
alliance with Panasonic since 2015, will introduce the latest
technologies in connected cars. These solutions will transform the
in-vehicle experience, providing innovative vehicle services, enabling
more autonomous driving with higher levels of safety and efficiency.



Within the airport logistics hub area, Panasonic’s Parcel Picking
Director uses barcode technology to project key parcel information onto
parcels themselves, making it viewable by workers at a distance.



Panasonic Media Track allows organizations to track and optimize the
deployment of mobile assets such as baggage containers, trolleys and
wagons, perfect for ground handling operations, while Intelligent
Warehouse Software (iWS) uses CCTV cameras and software to find lost
parcels or luggage in minutes rather than hours spent manually searching
through security footage.



“We know that our connected, intelligent technology solutions are well
matched for the transportation market,” said Tony O’Brien, Managing
Director of Panasonic System Solutions in Europe. “Our research tells us
that improving the passenger journey through better connectivity and
information sharing is an important driver in this space and Mobile
World Congress gives us the opportunity to showcase what Panasonic can
do to innovate within transportation.”



For more information on Panasonic’s products, please visit the Panasonic
stand at Mobile World Congress, Hall 6 Booth H31.



About Panasonic System Solutions Europe



Panasonic System Solutions Europe (PSSEU), a division of Panasonic
Marketing Europe, was founded in April 2016 and develops world class
solutions for larger customers offering a single point of contact and
accountability.
These solutions involve Panasonic hardware,
software, connectivity capability and third party products, delivered
with world class engineering and project management and services.
Industries in focus are energy, transportation and logistics.
PSSEU
has a number of subsidiaries, including Cameramanager and Panasonic
Business Software Europe, which provide specialist software or systems
integration capabilities.



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


Panasonic
Michael Pullan
European PR Manager
michael.pullan@eu.panasonic.com
01344
853 856 / 07554 226540
or
Ryan Curle
European PR
Assistant
Ryan.Curle@eu.panasonic.com
01344
853 854

CIM Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Announce Strategic Partner… 2017年02月20日 15時00分

LOS ANGELES & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CIM Group, LLC (“CIM”) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”) announced
today a strategic partnership that expands both organizations’ growth
initiatives in real estate and infrastructure investments across North
America. Proceeds from Mitsui’s 20% investment in CIM will be used
entirely to fund CIM's continued growth. Mitsui will also commit capital
to multiple CIM funds. This relationship demonstrates Mitsui’s
confidence that CIM’s investment management capabilities will be
increasingly valued by global investors. CIM will continue to be
overseen and controlled by its founders and principals. Mitsui’s total
investment will be $450-550 million, with adjustments based on terms of
the agreement.




We are excited to partner with Mitsui to position CIM to be the
first choice for Japanese investors interested in real estate and
infrastructure investments in North America,” said Avi Shemesh,
Co-Founder and Principal of CIM Group. “This partnership will allow CIM
to better meet the growing needs of our investors.”



Mitsui is one of the oldest and most respected Japanese companies. The
company has deep experience in listing and managing public
Japanese REITs, private fund management, and partnering with investment
managers. In addition, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Japan
Alternative Investment Co., Ltd., Mitsui is a leading advisor to
Japanese institutional investors. Through its partnership with CIM,
Mitsui will enter the U.S. real estate asset management market, the
largest globally, and will enhance its steady profit base with CIM
positioned at the core of its international asset management strategy.



Our investment in CIM was the culmination of a systematic search for a
best-in-class manager in the real-asset management business. Investing
in CIM is consistent with our strategic plan to expand Mitsui’s
real-asset management business to the U.S. and to enhance Mitsui’s
global assets under management,” said Tatsuo Yasunaga, President and
CEO of Mitsui.



About CIM Group



Established in 1994, CIM is a leading partner for global institutional
investors seeking to invest in real assets located in and serving urban
communities with a principal focus on North America. CIM is a real
assets manager with approximately $19 billion in assets under management
offering investment strategies
in opportunistic, core/stabilized, and value-add real estate, real
estate debt, and infrastructure. CIM’s broad expertise includes in-house
research, acquisition, investment, development, finance, leasing and
property management capabilities. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CIM
maintains regional offices in New York City, Oakland, CA, Bethesda, MD,
and Dallas. For more information, please visit www.cimgroup.com.



About Mitsui



Mitsui is one of the most diversified and comprehensive trading,
investment and service enterprises in the world, with 138 offices in 65
countries as of Feb. 1, 2017. Utilizing its global operating locations,
network and information resources, Mitsui is multilaterally pursuing
businesses ranging from product sales, to worldwide logistics and
financing, to the development of major international infrastructure and
other projects in the following sectors: Iron & Steel Products, Mineral
& Metal Resources, Infrastructure Projects, Integrated Transportation
Systems, Chemicals, Energy, Food, Food & Retail Management, Healthcare &
Service, Consumer Business, IT & Communication Business, and Corporate
Development Business. Mitsui is actively pursuing opportunities for
global business innovation around the world. For more information, visit http://www.mitsui.com.




Contacts


For CIM:
Mendel Communications
Bill Mendel, 212-397-1030
bill@mendelcommunications.com



ミネルヴァ・バイオテクノロジーズがナイーブ型幹細胞培養シス… 2017年02月20日 09時00分

米マサチューセッツ州ウォルサム--(BUSINESS WIRE)--(ビジネスワイヤ) --
がん治療および再生医療の分野における一流企業のミネルヴァ・バイオテクノロジーズは本日、AlphaSTEM™培養システムの市場投入を発表しました。このシステムは、胚形成の最初期に内部細胞塊のナイーブ細胞内のみで発現する新発見の成長因子を使用しています。




AlphaSTEM™培養システムは、生化学的阻害剤を使用することなく、ヒト幹細胞をナイーブ状態に誘導する簡素で自然な方法です。ナイーブ型幹細胞には、細胞に特定の発生運命決定をもたらすDNAメチル化の修飾がまだありません。「白紙状態」のAlphaSTEM™ナイーブ細胞により、分化誘導の効率と機能性が向上します。AlphaSTEM™で培養された幹細胞は、正常な核型を70回の継代まで維持します。幹細胞の増殖は以前にも増して迅速で、大規模化でき、不必要な自発的分化を排除しているため、完全に自動化できます。またAlphaSTEM™培養システムによるiPSC作製は、FGFを使用したリプログラミングと比べて、桁違いに効率的です。



ミネルヴァ・バイオテクノロジーズの最高経営責任者(CEO)であるDr. Cynthia
Bamdadは、次のように述べています。「当社製品は幹細胞を使用した疾患研究を前進させるとともに、再生医療技術の臨床応用までのスケジュールを短縮します。ミネルヴァの幹細胞技術は、これまで再生医療製品の開発を妨げてきた製造/安全/品質上の問題を解決します。」



AlphaSTEM™培養システムには下記の製品が含まれます。




  • AlphaSTEM™ Naïve hPSC培地


  • AlphaSTEM™培養基質


  • AlphaSTEM™分化誘導因子



AlphaSTEM™の注文に関する詳細情報についてはwww.minervabio.comをご覧ください。



ミネルヴァ・バイオテクノロジーズについて
ミネルヴァ・バイオテクノロジーズは、がん治療薬の開発と、次世代の幹細胞治療製品を実現するための中核技術の商業化に当たっています。ミネルヴァは、単一の天然型ヒト幹細胞成長因子を使用してナイーブ型ヒト多能性幹細胞を作製した最初の企業です。



Carter, M.G., Smagghe, B.J., Stewart, A.K., Rapley, J.A., Lynch, E.,
Bernier, K.J., Keating, K.W., Hatziioannou, V.M., Hartman, E.J. and
Bamdad, C. C. (2016), A Primitive Growth Factor, NME7AB, Is
Sufficient to Induce Stable Naïve State Human Pluripotency;
Reprogramming in This Novel Growth Factor Confers Superior
Differentiation
. Stem Cells, 34: 847–859. doi:10.1002/stem.2261



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


Minerva Biotechnologies
Matt Britz, +1 617-221-8897
または
John
Rogers, +1 617-221-8942
Business Development
info@minervabio.com
www.minervabio.com

Health Canada Approves Otsuka and Lundbeck's REXULTI™ (brex… 2017年02月18日 07時00分

TOKYO & MONTREAL--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (Otsuka) and Lundbeck Canada announce
that Health Canada issued a Notice of Compliance for
REXULTI™ (brexpiprazole) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults.
REXULTI™ was discovered by Otsuka and co-developed with Lundbeck. It
will be co-marketed by the two companies and is expected to become
commercially available in Canada this spring.




REXULTI™ was studied in more than 2700 subjects with schizophrenia in
phase II and III clinical trials, and the approval was supported by
three completed placebo-controlled clinical phase III studies in the
now-approved indication. In clinical trials, REXULTI™ was found to
significantly improve both positive and negative symptoms.1,2,3



The efficacy, safety and tolerability of REXULTI™ was established in two
6-week, fixed-dose, phase III randomized, placebo-controlled clinical
trials and one 52-week randomized withdrawal trial in subjects with
schizophrenia who were experiencing an acute exacerbation of psychotic
symptoms.1,2,3



“Brexpiprazole, a new treatment option for schizophrenia, with a
unique mechanism of action provides us with new hope for patients
suffering from this devastating illness,” said Dr Ofer Agid, associate
professor of psychiatry, Schizophrenia Program, Center for Addiction and
Mental Health (CAMH), Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto,
Toronto, Ontario.



Schizophrenia is a severely debilitating and progressive mental illness4
affecting approximately 1% of the Canadian population—more than 350,000
Canadians.5,6,7



“It is always exciting to have a new treatment option for patients
with schizophrenia since this is an illness where there are still
patients who are not able to achieve remission”, says Chris Summerville,
CEO of the Schizophrenia Society of Canada.



Due to the underlying heterogeneity in the manifestations of
schizophrenia, and differences in patient tolerability and response to
treatment, patients are in need of additional treatment options.



“Psychiatric diseases remain a challenging therapeutic area where
many people are unsatisfied with their treatments," noted Allison
Rosenthal, general manager of Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical Inc. "Today’s
approval of REXULTI is another example of Otsuka and Lundbeck’s
commitment to bringing new therapeutic alternatives to the mental health
community.”



“All treatment options require healthcare providers, patients and
caregivers to balance efficacy and tolerability in managing their
diseases,” said Sylvie Pilon, vice president and general manager,
Lundbeck Canada. “We are proud to introduce REXULTI to help adult
patients living with schizophrenia.”



REXULTI™ is given in a once-daily oral dose with a well-defined
titration schedule that can be taken with or without food.8



About REXULTI™



REXULTI™ (brexpiprazole) is a new molecule (i.e., not a metabolite or
isomer) discovered by Otsuka and co-developed by Otsuka and Lundbeck.
The mechanism of action for REXULTI™ in the treatment of schizophrenia
is unknown. However, the efficacy of REXULTI™ may be mediated through a
combination of partial agonist activity at serotonin 5-HT1A and dopamine
D2 receptors, and antagonist activity at serotonin 5-HT2A receptors. In
addition, REXULTI™ exhibits high affinity (subnanomolar) for these
receptors as well as for noradrenaline alpha1B/2C receptors.9



About Otsuka



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



Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical Inc. (OCPI) is an innovative, fast-growing
health care company that commercializes Otsuka medicines in Canada. OCPI
aims to improve the quality of life and health of patients through its
commitments to neuroscience, cardiovascular health, oncology and
nephrology. OCPI was established in 2010, with headquarters
in Saint-Laurent, Quebec.



OCPI is part of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a wholly owned
subsidiary of Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, Japan. Otsuka
Holdings had consolidated sales of approximately USD 11 billion in 2016.
Otsuka welcomes you to visit its global pharmaceutical website at https://www.otsuka.co.jp/en
and the website of OCPI at http://otsukacanada.com.



About Lundbeck



H. Lundbeck A/S (LUN.CO, LUN DC, HLUYY) is a global pharmaceutical
company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 50 years, Lundbeck
has been at the forefront of research within neuroscience. Lundbeck's
development and distribution of pioneering treatments continues to make
a difference to people living with brain diseases. The key areas of
focus are Alzheimer's disease, depression/anxiety, Parkinson's disease
and schizophrenia. Lundbeck’s employees in 57 countries are engaged in
the entire value chain throughout research, development, production,
marketing and sales, and are committed to improving the quality of life
of people living with brain diseases. The Lundbeck pipeline consists of
several late-stage development programs and products are available in
more than 100 countries. Lundbeck has research centers in China, Denmark
and the United States, and production facilities in China, Denmark,
France, Italy and Mexico. Lundbeck generated revenue of approximately
DKK 15.6 billion in 2016 (EUR 2.0 billion; USD 2.2 billion).



A division of Denmark-based H. Lundbeck A/S, Lundbeck Canada Inc. has
been a trusted source of innovative new treatments for Canadians since
1995 with headquarters in Montreal. Originally focused on providing
products for the treatment of diseases such as depression, anxiety,
Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, Lundbeck Canada also offers new
cancer therapies for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia and
non-Hodgkin lymphoma. A patient-focused partner in Canadian health care,
Lundbeck Canada's mission is to improve the quality of life for people
living with brain diseases and cancer.



REXULTI™ is a trademark of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., used under
license by Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical Inc.



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1. Kane JM, Skuban A, Ouyang J, Hobart M, Pfister S et al. (2015) A
multicenter, randomized, double-blind, controlled phase 3 trial of
fixed-dose brexpiprazole for the treatment of adults with acute
schizophrenia. Schizophr Res 164 (1-3): 127-135.



2. Correll CU, Skuban A, Ouyang J, Hobart M, Pfister S et al. (2015)
Efficacy and safety of brexpiprazole for the treatment of acute
schizophrenia: A 6-Week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled
trial. Am J Psychiatry 172 (9): 870-880.



3. Fleischhacker WW, Hobart M, Ouyang J, Forbes A, Pfister S et al.
(2016) Efficacy and safety of brexpiprazole (OPC-34712) as maintenance
treatment in adults with schizophrenia: a randomized, double-blind,
placebo-controlled study. Int J Neuropsychopharmacology (2017) 20(1):
11-21.



4. American Psychiatric Association (2013) Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th Ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric
Association.



5. Mueser KT, McGurk SR. Schizophrenia. Lancet 2004;363:2063-72.



6. Goeree R, Farahati F, Burke N, Blackhouse G, O'Reilly D et al.
(2005) The economic burden of schizophrenia in Canada in 2004. Curr Med
Res Opin 21 (12): 2017-2028.



7. Mood Disorders Society of Canada. Quick facts on mental illness
and addictions in Canada, 3rd Edition, Nov 2009. (Accessed December 19,
2016, at
https://mdsc.ca/quick-facts/.)



8. Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical Inc. REXULTITM (brexpiprazole)
product monograph. February 16, 2017.



9. Maeda, K. et al. Pharmacological profile of brexpiprazole
(OPC-2471234712): a novel serotonin-dopamine activity modulator.
Poster
presentation at American Psychiatric Association annual meeting, May
3-7, 2014.




Contacts


Otsuka Canada Pharmaceutical Inc.
Allison Rosenthal, 514-332-3099
General
Manager
Allison.Rosenthal@otsuka-ca.com
or
Lundbeck
Canada
Sylvie Pilon, 514-245-9337
Vice-President & General
Manager
sypi@lundbeck.com



Global Medical Education Market - Analysis, Technologies & … 2017年02月18日 02時29分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global
Medical Education Market 2017-2021"
report to their offering.




The global medical education market to grow at a CAGR of 16.74% during
the period 2017-2021.



In medical education, physical examination is an essential element of
learning to provide students with a hands-on experience and enable them
to learn accurate clinical diagnosis. However, medical education
requires a high level of self-regulated learning.



Owing to the extensive preclinical education involved, students find it
challenging to memorize and retain knowledge pertaining to clinical
study material. In addition, many of the universities also have limited
teaching resources. Despite these challenges, medical educational
institutions across the globe have been successfully delivering an
excellent workforce of physicians and medical professionals.



According to the report, the global economy is facing issues of an aging
population and, as WHO quoted, by 2050, over 2 billion people will be
over 60 years of age. Nations such as Japan, Italy, Greece, and
Singapore already have a substantial chunk of the population above 65
years of age. Although repercussions can be observed in the forms of
increased spending in social security nets, healthcare is another
prominent area where these nations will incur costs.



Key vendors




  • Harvard University


  • Oxford University


  • Stanford University


  • University of California


  • Yale University


  • John Hopkins University



Key Topics Covered:



Part 01: Executive summary



Part 02: Scope of the report



Part 03: Market research methodology



Part 04: Introduction



Part 05: Market landscape



Part 06: Market segmentation by learning model



Part 07: Market segmentation by courses



Part 08: Geographical segmentation



Part 09: Market drivers



Part 10: Impact of drivers



Part 11: Market challenges



Part 12: Impact of drivers and challenges



Part 13: Market trends



Part 14: Vendor landscape



Part 15: Key vendor analysis



Part 16: Appendix



For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xjw8c3/global_medical.


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Skills

Optical Coatings - Global Strategic Business Report 2017 - … 2017年02月18日 02時10分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Optical
Coatings - Global Strategic Business Report"
report to their
offering.




The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual
estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022.
Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market
data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. This
report analyzes the worldwide markets for Optical Coatings in US$
Million.



The Global market is further analyzed by the following Coating Types and
End-Use Segments.



Coating Types analyzed for the global market include:




  • Transmissive or Anti-Reflective Coatings


  • Transparent Electrodes


  • Reflective Coatings


  • Filters


  • Others



End-Use Segments analyzed for the global market include:




  • Healthcare


  • Military


  • Electronics


  • Transportation


  • Construction


  • Others



The report profiles 111 companies, including many key and niche
players such as:




  • Abrisa Technologies (USA)


  • AccuCoat Inc. (USA)


  • Acton Optics & Coatings (USA)


  • Andover Corp. (USA)


  • Artemis Optical Ltd. (UK)


  • Brewer Science Inc. (USA)


  • DELTA Light & Optics (Denmark)


  • DiCon Fiberoptics Inc. (USA)


  • Edmund Optics Inc. (USA)


  • Evaporated Coatings Inc. (USA)


  • Helia Photonics Ltd. (UK)


  • Hoya Corp. USA (USA)


  • ISP Optics Corp. (USA)


  • Viavi Solutions Inc. (USA)


  • Newport Thin Film Laboratory Inc. (USA)


  • Optical Coatings Japan (Japan)


  • Optics Balzers AG (Germany)


  • OptoSigma Corp. (USA)


  • Inrad Optics Inc. (USA)


  • Quantum Coating Inc. (USA)


  • Research Electro-Optics Inc. (USA)


  • Rocky Mountain Instrument Co. (USA)


  • VLOC Inc. (USA)


  • Zygo Corp. (USA)



Key Topics Covered:



1. Industry Overview




  • Optical Coatings: Market Overview


  • Current & Future Analysis


  • Semiconductors and Electronics - The Leading Application Market


  • Consolidation Still a Prevalent Factor


  • Demand on Rise for High Performance Optical Coatings


  • Technological Innovations Drive New Markets and Business Opportunities


  • Rising Interest in Solar Power Drives Market Gains


  • Anti-Reflection Coatings Gain Strong Adoption among PV Module Makers


  • BIPV: A Challenging Application Market


  • New AR Coatings to Drive Growth


  • Demand for High Performance Optical Coatings on Rise in


  • Automotive Industry


  • Opportunity Indicators


  • Computing Devices - A Key Growth Driver over the Years


  • Advanced Optical Coatings Improve Lightning Efficiency


  • Surging Adoption of Medical Devices and Products Augurs Well for the
    Market


  • Newer Coating Techniques in Demand


  • Ion Beam Sputtering: Prominent Optical Coating Deposition Method



2. Product Overview




  • Optical Coatings: A Brief Introduction


  • A Peek into the Past


  • Optical Thin Film Coatings


  • Types of Optical Coatings


  • Anti-Reflective Coatings


  • Types of Anti-Reflection Coatings


  • Transparent Electrodes


  • Reflective Coatings


  • Filter Coatings


  • Other Coatings


  • IR Coatings


  • Electrochromic Coatings


  • Metallic Coatings


  • Beam Splitter Coatings


  • Coating Application Techniques


  • Sputtering


  • Ion Beam Sputtering


  • Magnetron Sputtering


  • Coating under Vacuum


  • Thermal Vaporization


  • Electron Bombardment


  • Electron Beam Ion Bombardment


  • Ion-Assisted Bombardment


  • Ion Beam Deposition


  • Electron-Beam Vaporization Deposition


  • Physical Vapor Deposition


  • Chemical Vapor Deposition



3. Product Innovations/Introductions




  • Rigaku Introduces a Range of Precision EUVL Optical Coatings for
    Wafer-Pattern Printing


  • VSP Optics Introduces TechShield Blue, Blue Light Reduction Coating


  • FSI Coating Introduces Visgard Premium Anti-Fog Coating


  • NEI Unveils NANOMYTE® SAF-100, an Optical Grade Anti-Fog Coating


  • II-VI Infrared Unveils IBS Coated Optics for High Power Laser
    Applications


  • Ducatt and 3M Team up to Launch Antireflective Coatings for Solar
    Panels


  • Zeus Introduces High-Temperature NeoTem and PEEK Fiber Optic Coatings


  • Royal DSM Introduces High Efficiency DeSolite® Coatings for optical
    fiber


  • Oxley Introduces Optical Filter Coatings


  • iCoat Develops Blue Light Filtering AR Coating


  • ZEISS Introduces New DuraVision® AR Coating Range


  • Abrisa Unveils CleanVue PRO


  • Brisbane Materials and EV Unveil New AR Coating Solution



4. Recent Industry Activity




  • REO Teams up with FiveNine Optics for High Quality Superpolished
    Substrates


  • LightPath Technologies to Acquire ISP Optics Corporation


  • Laser Zentrum Hannover and IOFTeam up to Form Center for Optical
    Coatings and Metrology (COMET)


  • Royal DSM Signs agreement Corning to Supply Fiber Solutions to
    Telecommunications Industry


  • VLOC to become Part of II-VI Optical Systems


  • Edmund Optics (EO) Expands its Line of Standard Anti- Reflection (AR)
    Coatings.


  • Evaporated Metal Films Takes Over DichroTec Thin Films



5. Focus On Select Global Players



6. Global Market Perspective



For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4m49mt/optical_coatings.




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Topics: Paints
and Coatings

Automotive Turbochargers - Global Strategic Business Report… 2017年02月18日 02時00分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automotive
Turbochargers - Global Strategic Business Report"
report to
their offering.




The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual
estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022.
Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market
data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research.



This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Turbochargers
in US$ Million and Thousand Units.



Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information,
including company URLs.



The report profiles 17 companies, including many key and niche
players such as:




  • BorgWarner Inc. (US)


  • BorgWarner Turbo Systems GmbH (Germany)


  • Bosch Mahle Turbo Systems GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)


  • Continental AG (Germany)


  • Cummins Inc. (US)


  • Cummins Turbo Technologies Ltd. (UK)


  • Honeywell Turbo Technologies (US)


  • IHI Corporation (Japan)


  • IHI Charging Systems International GmbH (Germany)


  • IHI Turbo America Company (US)


  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (Japan)


  • Turbodyne Technologies Inc. (US)


  • Turbonetics Inc. (US)



Key Topics Covered:



1. Industry Overview



2. Market Trends & Growth Drivers



3. Product Overview



4. Turbocharger Facts



5. Product Launches



6. Recent Industry Activity



7. Focus On Select Players



8. Global Market Perspective




  • - The United States (7)


  • - Japan (4)


  • - Europe (14)


  • - France (1)


  • - Germany (5)


  • - The United Kingdom (1)


  • - Rest of Europe (3)


  • - Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (4)



For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5pbdq8/automotive.




Contacts


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Topics: Compressors,
Engines
and Engine Parts

Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) Systems Market 2014-2022 -… 2017年02月18日 01時52分

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Electronic
Toll Collection (ETC) Systems - Global Strategic Business Report"

report to their offering.




The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, China, South Korea and Rest of World. Annual estimates
and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2022. Market data
and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. This
report analyzes the worldwide markets for Electronic Toll Collection
(ETC) Systems in US$ Million.



The report profiles 60 companies, including many key and niche
players such as:




  • 3M (US)


  • Atlantia SpA (Italy)


  • G.E.A. (France)


  • International Road Dynamics Inc. (Canada)


  • Kapsch TrafficCom AG (Austria)


  • Perceptics Inc. (USA)


  • Q-FREE ASA (Norway)


  • Raytheon Company (USA)


  • Sanef (France)


  • Schneider Electric SA (France)


  • Siemens AG (Germany)


  • TRMI Systems Integration (USA)


  • Toll Collect GmbH (Germany)


  • Transcore Holdings Inc. (USA)


  • Xerox Corporation (USA)



Key Topics Covered:



1. Market Dynamics



2. Noteworthy Trends, Growth Drivers & Issues



3. Product Overview



4. Related Technologies



5. Recent Industry Activity



6. Focus On Select Global Players



7. Global Market Perspective



Total Companies Profiled: 60 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries 68)




  • The United States (18)


  • Canada (3)


  • Japan (3)


  • - Europe (29)


  • - France (6)


  • - Germany (5)


  • - Italy (3)


  • - Spain (2)


  • - Rest of Europe (13)


  • Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (14)


  • Africa (1)



For more information about this report visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r27dzb/electronic_toll.




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Research and Markets
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Related
Topics: Telematics
and Vehicle Electronics

Forest Stewardship Council cuts ties with Austrian timber g… 2017年02月17日 23時55分

BONN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#foreststewardshipcouncil--The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) today announced its decision to
immediately disassociate from the Austrian timber giant Holzindustrie
Schweighofer (Schweighofer), one of its largest members, due to the
company’s persistent and indiscriminate sourcing of illegal timber in
Romania. The decision follows a year-long investigation by an FSC Expert
Panel, which concluded that
Schweighofer had created a business “culture” favoring cheap wood over
legal wood in its Romanian sourcing.




“Europe’s last great forest is under threat due to illegal logging, and
Schweighofer has been the main culprit,” said Alexander von Bismarck,
Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency. “With this
decision, FSC is taking concrete action to avoid certifying trade in
stolen wood.”



The decision by the FSC’s Board of Directors reverses the Board’s
decision in December to let Schweighofer continue using the FSC’s logo
during a period of probation. Following that decision, EIA published
results of a follow-up
investigation
 that showed Schweighofer continuing to receive
illegal wood. A broad spectrum of NGOs, including EIA, WWF, Greenpeace,
and Friends of the Earth protested FSC’s decision to only put the
company on probation. An online
petition
, calling for the FSC to disassociate from Schweighofer,
garnered 250,000 signatories in Romania, Germany, and Austria. The
Romanian group De-clic delivered the petitions to FSC’s headquarters in
Bonn and urged the Board “to take the right decision and stop endorsing
corruption in Romania and stop endorsing illegal logging.”



The FSC Panel’s year-long investigation produced a 110-page report in
December 2016, concluding that Schweighofer had purchased illegal
timber, sourced logs cut on land stolen from local communities,
developed a bonus system that encourages illegal logging, and had an
inadequate due diligence system to avoid illegal timber purchases. The
Panel recommended that the FSC disassociate itself from Schweighofer
until the company can meet a long list of conditions. Chief among these
being that the company can trace all its log purchases back to the
forest stand.



Schweighofer sells sawn lumber, laminated timber, and pellets to clients
around the globe, including Japan, the United States and the European
Union. In 2016, supermarket chain SPAR Austria and the German DIY
retailer Hornbach stopped selling Schweighofer products. EIA’s
investigations have identified Schweighofer’s key customers in Europe
and Japan.



“Schweighofer’s remaining customers must now decide whether they want to
continue knowingly buying illegal timber and fueling the destruction of
Europe’s last old growth forests,” said von Bismarck.



The FSC’s comprehensive investigation responded to a complaint by
the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) Germany, which was based
significantly on the findings published by EIA in the October 2015
report Stealing
the Last Forest
. In April 2015, EIA had released an undercover
video
 showing Schweighofer’s main sourcing officials in Romania
repeatedly accepting offers of illegal wood.



A new investigation conducted by EIA in September 2016 shows that
Schweighofer continues to buy and sell illegal wood. In a series of short
videos
, EIA documents illegalities linked to trucks that
investigators witnessed delivering logs to Schweighofer’s Romanian
sawmills.



Illegal logging in Romania is closely tied to the country’s ongoing
struggle against endemic corruption. Hundreds of thousands of Romanians
have protested in recent weeks to ensure the new government doesn’t
backtrack in this fight.



The Romanian government has taken groundbreaking action towards
increasing forest sector transparency and law enforcement, by creating a new
website
 which allows public tracking of timber shipments and
logging activities, by raising penalties for illegalities and by
restructuring the forest law enforcement department.



“Romania has taken amazing steps over the last two years to help expose
what’s happening in the forest, giving hope for a sustainable future,”
said von Bismarck. “Now it’s absolutely critical for Romania to build on
that progress.”



Editor’s Notes:



In 2015, Japanese buyers represented 47% of Holzindustrie Schweighofer’s
exports. Schweighofer’s top 10 buyers in Japan. Source: Romanian customs
records, 2015. (detailed in EIA’s 2016 report, Built
on Lies: New Homes in Japan Destroy Old Forests in Europe
):




  1. Hanwa


  2. Sumitomo Forestry


  3. Meiken


  4. Itochu Kenzai


  5. Sojitz Building Materials


  6. Japan Kenzai


  7. Marubeni Building Materials


  8. Nice Corporation


  9. Shinohara Shoten KK


  10. Yoshimei



In 2015, European buyers represented around 20% of Holzindustrie
Schweighofer’s sales. Holzindustrie Schweighofer’s top 25 buyers in
Europe. Source: Romanian tax records, 2014. (detailed in EIA’s 2015
report, Stealing
the Last Forest
):




  1. Holzindustrie Schweighofer


  2. Egger Romania SRL


  3. Genol GmbH & Co KG


  4. Drauholz GmbH


  5. Enel Energie SA


  6. Kronospan Romania SRL


  7. Papierholz Austria GmbH


  8. Bioenergy Suceava SRL


  9. Essmeister GesmbH & Co KG


  10. Dedeman SRL


  11. Tinmar-Ind SA


  12. Hornbach Baumarkt AG (ceased selling Schweighofer products from
    January 1, 2017)


  13. Habersatter & Wieser Holzhandel OHG


  14. SPAR Austria (ceased selling Schweighofer products from Summer, 2016)


  15. Kastamonu Romania SA


  16. Bio Electrica Transilvania SRL


  17. KLH Massivholz GmbH


  18. Mobilaiud SRL


  19. Pircher Oberland SpA


  20. Bricostore Romania SA (subsidiary of UK-based Kingfisher)


  21. HS Holzexport Schuster GmbH


  22. JAF Group / Holver (RO)


  23. BauMax


  24. Sea Star Company SRL


  25. Active Trading S.A




Contacts


EIA
Maggie Dewane
Press Officer
+1 202-483-6621
mdewane@eia-global.org

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