Daily Archives: May 23, 2018

GaN Systems to Showcase Innovative GaN Power Technologies and Customer Solutions at PCIM Europe 2018

Record-setting GaN transistors and an array of new products, design tools, and reference designs that make it easier to develop ground-breaking power systems will be displayed

OTTAWA, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GaN Systems, the global leader in GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, today announced that it will be exhibiting the company’s new products and design tools and presenting customer demonstrations at PCIM Europe 2018 (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion), Booth 511 in Hall 9 (9-511) from June 5-6, 2018 in Nuremberg, Germany.

At PCIM Europe, one of the leading exhibitions for power electronics and its applications, attendees to the GaN Systems booth will learn about new products, the numerous IC companies that have collaborated with GaN Systems, and a vast array of customer implementations spanning the consumer, data center, industrial, and automotive market segments. Also, GaN Systems’ subject matter experts will be speaking at four sessions over the course of the three-day conference on topics that include wireless power transfer, power modules, the transformation of the automotive world with power electronics, and the future design of GaN devices.

“GaN has become the game-changer in power electronics. In the many years we’ve been attending PCIM, we’ve witnessed GaN transition from academic research to commercialization and adoption,” stated Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems. “We look forward to building upon GaN’s continued success with existing and new friends and customers at the show.”

Solutions
At PCIM Europe, power design engineers will see first-hand a multitude of resources available from GaN Systems that are designed to help them get their products to market faster. Highlights include:

  • Record-setting GaN transistors such as the 100 V, 120 A, 5 mΩ GaN E-HEMT device, the highest current and power efficient 100 V GaN power transistor and 120 A, 650 V, 12 mΩ GaN E-HEMT, the world’s highest current rated GaN power transistor.
  • New virtual Circuit Simulation Tool that allows design engineers to evaluate GaN Systems’ devices in a variety of topologies and compare application conditions before hardware or system construction. Featuring a simple and intuitive interface, an engineer can quickly and easily tune parameters to suit their design goals and see the results in real time.
  • New reference designs to ease any design challenge, including a 190W LLC + PFC adapter reference design, optocoupler reference design from Broadcom, and low DCR, high frequency controllers from Analog Devices.
  • 3kW evaluation kit for high-efficiency power systems for data center, automotive, and energy storage system applications. This evaluation kit enables power engineers to quickly take full advantage of GaN power transistors in designing improved and novel power systems.

Speaker Sessions

Type Location Date Time Topic
Exhibition Forum Exhibitor Forum, Booth 507, Hall 7 (7-507) 5 June 2018 15:00 – 15:20 GaN at its best…! Customized GaN Power Modules
Exhibition Forum Industry Forum, Booth 155, Hall 6 (6-155) 6 June 2018 14:30 – 15:30 GaN – Devices for the Future Design
Exhibition Forum E-Mobility forum, Booth 320, Hall 6 (6-320) 7 June 2018 10:00 – 10:20 Transforming the Automotive World with Smaller, Lower Cost, More Efficient Power Electronics
Conference Session Room München 2 7 June 2018 14:50 – 15:10 High power GaN Power Amplifiers for Wireless Power Transfer Systems

For more information, please contact GaN Systems or come see GaN Systems at Booth 511 in Hall 9 (9-511) at PCIM.

About GaN Systems
GaN Systems is the global leader in GaN power semiconductors with the largest portfolio of transistors that uniquely address the needs of today’s most demanding industries including data center servers, renewable energy systems, automotive, industrial motors and consumer electronics.

As a market-leading innovator, GaN Systems makes possible the design of smaller, lower cost, more efficient power systems. The company’s award-winning products provide system design opportunities free from the limitations of yesterday’s silicon. By changing the rules of transistor performance, GaN Systems is enabling power conversion companies to revolutionize their industries and transform the world. For more information, please visit: www.gansystems.com or on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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GMO Internet Group Offers GMO miner, The World’s First Mining Machine Equipped with Mining Chips Using a Cutting-Edge 7 nm Process Technology: Holding information session for potential customers on Wednesday, June 6

TOKYO, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tokyo, Japan – May 23, 2018 – GMO Internet Group (https://www.gmo.jp/en/ ) will launch GMO miner (product name: GMO miner B2), which is our own high-performance computer for mining (mining machine), on Wednesday, June 6, 2018. We will mass-produce the world’s first mining machine equipped with a cutting-edge 7 nm* process based semiconductor chip (7 nm mining chip; “GMO 72b”), which will be shipped at the end of October 2018. As a result, an information session for potential customers considering the purchase of GMO miner will be held on Wednesday, June 6 in Shibuya, Tokyo, and we will explain the details of GMO miner, such as price and performance.

*nm: nanometer. 1/1 billion meters. 1/1 million millimeters.

Selling “GMO miner”

Cryptocurrency mining requires high-performance mining machines enabling highly sophisticated and intensive computation. Accordingly, GMO Internet Group has been working on research and development of a cutting-edge 7 nm mining chip since September 2017, and now realized its own high-performance mining machine GMO miner equipped with 7 nm mining chip. Now that the mass production of GMO miner is within reach, in addition to introducing some GMO miners to the in-house mining, we will offer the others to potential customers who are planning to mine. GMO miner will be shipped at the end of October 2018.

Information session

Information session for potential customers considering the purchase of GMO miner will be held on June 6, and we will explain the details of GMO miner. Please refer to the following URL for more details: https://cloudmining.z.com/ .
*Please note that the information session is in Japanese and English translations of any materials will be made available on the above website after June 6.
■Mining machine “GMO miner” (https://gmominer.z.com/)

Product name GMO miner B2
Launch date 6/6/2018 (Wed)
Delivery At the end of October 2018 (tentative)
Note We will explain the details of GMO miner at the information session.

Press Inquiries

GMO Internet Group Public / Investor Relations
TEL: +81-3-5456-2695  Email: pr@gmo.jp

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Race for Asia’s Top Research Provider Tightens as Morgan Stanley and Citi Claim Top Honors on Institutional Investor’s All-Asia Research Team Survey

NEW YORK, May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the attractiveness of Asia as an investment market persists and the progressively competitive provider market increases transparency between buy/sell-side relationships, driven in part by the back drop of MiFID II regulations, this year’s All-Asia Research Team survey was met with a 17% increase in voter participation leading to deep, record breaking results.

For a second consecutive year, Morgan Stanley clenched first-place on Institutional Investor‘s exclusive annual team-based ranking of sell-side analysts with 34 positions, while Citi took home first place on the inaugural individual analyst-based ranking with 43 positions.

After leading by three clear positions in 2017, this year was much tighter with UBS only one seat behind Morgan Stanley in second place, and a mere five points separating Bank of America Merrill Lynch in fourth place from Morgan Stanley – suggesting competition is increasing with the drive to secure revenues in a post-MiFID II environment.

On the individual analyst-based leaders table, Citi led with 43 positions with Morgan Stanley trailing behind in second place with 35 positions. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and UBS tied in a very close third place with 34 positions apiece.  Credit Suisse secured fifth place, earning 25 positions and rounding out this year’s top 5 winners circle.

“Asia’s role as the engine room of global economic growth persists,” said Cara Eio Head of Research, Asia. “As does the competition to deliver the best overall research product for investors to support their investment decisions. This competition and diversity of research offering and providers is healthy for investors, corporates and markets alike.”

The 2018 All-Asia Research Team reflects the opinions of more than 4,703 portfolio managers and analysts at 1,381 institutions that collectively manage an estimated $1.9 trillion in Asian equities.

Complete results can be found at www.institutionalinvestor.com/research

For more information please contact Cara Eio, Head of Asia II Research, at +852 2912 8051 or cara.eio@institutionalinvestor.com.

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About Institutional Investor
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Constellation Brands Promotes Jim Sabia to Newly Created Role of Chief Marketing Officer

New role will serve as a member of the company’s Executive Management Committee

VICTOR, N.Y., May 22, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) (NYSE:STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that it has promoted Jim Sabia to the newly created role of Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Constellation Brands.  In this new role, Sabia will serve as the marketing lead for the company’s Beer and Wine & Spirits Divisions, responsible for all aspects of marketing across Constellation’s entire beverage alcohol portfolio.  Sabia will serve as a member of the company’s Executive Management Committee and report directly to Bill Newlands, President and Chief Operating Officer.Jim Sabia

“Our company’s core mission is to build brands consumers love and Jim has been a driving force behind the success of our beer brands over the years,” said Newlands.  “It is critically important that the voice of the consumer and brand-building principles have strong representation on our executive leadership team.  In this new role, Jim will help ensure that consumer perspective and marketing strategy remain front and center at Constellation Brands across our entire beverage alcohol portfolio.”

Sabia joined Constellation Brands in 2007 as Vice President, Marketing for the company’s spirits business.  He was promoted to Chief Marketing Officer of Constellation’s beer division in 2009.  Since then, growth trends for the company’s beer portfolio have significantly outpaced the U.S. beer market and high-end beer segment.  In addition, the company has built a portfolio of high-performing brands including Corona Extra, the #1 imported beer in the U.S. for more than 20 years, and Modelo Especial, the #2 imported beer and one of the fastest growing beer brands in the U.S. over the past several years.

“I’m extremely excited and grateful for this opportunity,” said Sabia.  “The #1 job of marketing is to generate consumer demand and Constellation Brands has one of the most powerful beverage alcohol portfolios in the industry to work with, including iconic brands across beer, wine and spirits.  Our brands continue to have significant growth potential and we’re only scratching the surface.  I look forward to working with our executive leadership and marketing teams to further accelerate growth in the years ahead.”

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) (NYSE:STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported brands such as Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Modelo Negra and Pacifico. The company’s beer portfolio also includes Ballast Point, one of the most awarded craft brewers in the U.S., and Funky Buddha Brewery. In addition, Constellation is the world leader in premium wine, selling great brands that people love, including Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Kim Crawford, Meiomi, Mark West, Black Box, Ruffino and The Prisoner. The company’s premium spirits brands include SVEDKA Vodka, Casa Noble Tequila and High West Whiskey.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Founded in 1945, Constellation has grown to become a significant player in the beverage alcohol industry with more than 100 brands in its portfolio; about 40 wineries, breweries and distilleries; and approximately 10,000 talented employees. We express our company vision: to elevate life with every glass raised.

To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com.

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70 young individuals honored for following Ho Chi Minh’s example

A ceremony honoring 70 outstanding young people for following Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts, morality, and style was held on Tuesday in Hanoi by the Youth Union.

The honorees included students, businessmen, scientists, and managers of organizations.

Secretary of the Party Committee of the Central Agencies Block Son Minh Thang called on Youth Union members and other young people to continue following President Ho Chi Minh’s example:

Living up to the award is even more difficult than earning it. President Ho Chi Minh once said: A living example is more worthy than a hundred speeches. I hope you expand your achievements and continue working hard to become excellent role models for Vietnam’s young people in the Party, State, Fatherland Front, and other politico-social organizations.

Source: VOV5

UN asks companies to tighten sanctions on North Korea

UN sanctions experts are asking global commodity trading firms and oil companies to list the steps they are taking to prevent illegal oil shipments from reaching North Korea, said Hugh Griffiths, coordinator of the UN panel of experts on North Korea.

He said that in May the panel sent requests to 24 major global commodity trading companies that focus on oil. But he didn’t mention the name of the companies. Illegal oil and refined petroleum shipments to North Korea are still being delivered, despite UN Security Council sanctions, he said.

Source: VOV5

NA discusses amendments to Law on Planning, Law on Cultivation

The National Assembly discussed the bill on amendments to the laws related to Law on Planning during the Assembly’s mid-year session in Hanoi on Wednesday.

In its report, the government proposed to revise 27 laws to match the bill on amendments to the laws related to Law on Planning. At this session, deputies will comment on 13 laws related to the Law on Planning. They stressed the need to promulgate the Law on Amendments to the Law on Planning to avoid legal vacancies and problems in verifying, approving, and implementing plans of sectors, thus simplifying administrative procedures in business and investment.

Discussing the Law on Cultivation, deputies said the law should live up to the development of agriculture in Vietnam. Trinh Ngoc Phuong, a deputy for Tay Ninh province, said: Our agriculture faces numerous problems. Many products can’t find consumption markets. We are investing more in agriculture and rural development, but don’t pay due attention to fruits and vegetables, which are Vietnam’s export staples.

Source: VOV5