Monthly Archives: February 2018

Efinix™ Releases Trion™ Programmable Platform

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 28, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Efinix™, an innovator in programmable product platforms and technology, today announced the release of its Trion™ programmable platform. The Trion platform was built using Efinix’s Quantum™ programmable technology, comprising logic, routing, embedded memory and DSP blocks. The first eight FPGAs in the Trion platform are built on SMIC’s (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation) 40nm process. The products range from 4K to 150K logic elements (LEs) and support standard interfaces such as GPIO, PLLs, oscillators, MIPI, DDR, LVDS, among others. The Trion platform is fully supported by Efinix’s Efinity™ Integrated Design Environment (IDE).Efinix’s Trion FPGA

“These initial Trion products showcase our first deployment of a Quantum-accelerated FPGA,” said Efinix Co-founder, CTO and Sr. VP Engineering Tony Ngai. “Today’s FPGAs are often labeled as power hungry, expensive, and hard to program. Trion FPGAs are on a mission to restore FPGAs original advantages, including ease-of-use, quick time to market for customer systems, low power, and priced right for high-volume production.”

“I am excited to witness a novel idea in FPGA architectural innovation become a full-blown product platform.  Most amazingly, Efinix is delivering the company’s first production shipment in only 10 months after obtaining the Physical Design Kit (PDK) from SMIC,” said Rich Sevcik, former executive vice president and board member at Xilinx, an investor in Efinix. “The alliance with China’s SMIC, a top foundry for high-volume production, should be rewarding to Efinix, especially for launching the Trion platform into the Chinese market, which already has the largest consumption of FPGA products.”

Trion FPGAs deliver a substantial Power-Performance-Area advantage – 4X – over other FPGAs due to the disruptive advantage of the Quantum programmable technology. Trion products will be competitive in general-purpose FPGA markets such as mobile, IoT, general consumer, industrial, and medical. These FPGAs are also expected to shine in a number of fast-growing markets, such as edge computing, which combines compute acceleration, analytics, deep learning inference, and custom logic via edge devices. For detailed information about the Trion platform, visit,

“We are grateful to have pre-paid customers waiting for our initial Trion FPGAs, which is a first in the FPGA industry,” said Sammy Cheung, co-founder, CEO, and president of Efinix. “Due to the competitiveness of our Trion products, our customers are excited to use it as a high-volume production option for their systems. Additionally, with low power and small form factor package offerings, Trion FPGAs attract customers working on new innovations and applications that cannot be supported by traditional FPGAs.”

About Efinix

Efinix is an innovator in programmable products platforms and technologies. The company’s Quantum programmable technology enables advanced programmable silicon products in the ASIC, ASSP, and FPGA segments. With Quantum’s Power-Performance-Area advantage, Efinix products address the needs of high-volume, low-power, and small form-factor products for applications in custom logic, compute acceleration, and deep learning. Efinix’s joint development activities, which focus on infrastructure, data centers, and advanced silicon processes, further amplify the company’s leadership in the programmable industry.

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UPDATE — Arbitrade and Cryptobonix Engage Global Law Firm HFW

Helping to structure a first of a kind agreement backing the firm’s tokens with gold

NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Boards of Arbitrade and Cryptobonix are pleased to announce they have retained HFW, a global law firm specializing in all areas of international trade and commodities. The firm will help structure and negotiate an agreement enabling the companies to back Cryptobonix tokens with gold and other precious metals.

In making the announcement, Cryptobonix Chairman, Leonard Schutzman, said, “Creating a cryptocurrency backed by precious metals is a cornerstone of our global marketing strategy. We are fortunate to have been able to engage this world class firm, so adept at dealing with international commodity law, to work with us in bringing this key objective closer to completion.”

ARBITRADE, through its proprietary software and strategic partnerships, plans to be in all segments of the cryptocurrency business, including currency mining, trading (The ARBITRADE Exchange) gift cards, debit cards, money transfer and Point of Sale processing.

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Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Cisco Sign Strategic MoU to Bring the Benefits of 5G to Saudi Arabia

  • STC and Cisco to collaborate on next-generation network technologies and services as Saudi Arabia gears up for the first commercial launch of 5G services
  • The two companies plan to develop a roadmap for advanced applications that enable new services for digital transformation across various industries

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Mobile World Congress — Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Cisco today announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and intend to collaborate on the development of 5G communication systems and networks. The joint effort aims to facilitate STC’s transformation into a digital service provider and supports the pivotal role it plays in enabling Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision and National Transformation Plan.

The MoU was signed at the Mobile World Congress by Nasser Al-Nasser, Chief Operating Officer, STC, and Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa. Under the terms of the MoU, Cisco intends to work closely with STC on its architectural transformation to help unlock the commercial potential of 5G mobile networks. This will enable STC to provision advanced network services, such as low-latency, and differentiate its service delivery in the 5G era.

“We are excited about the next phase of our evolution which will pave the way for massive innovation and give rise to a new breed of services that benefit the Saudi economy,” said Nasser Al-Nasser, Chief Operating Officer, STC. “Our new 5G network architecture will enable us to make the next leap forward by delivering inclusive broadband that transforms how people use technology in their daily lives. We look forward to working closely with Cisco to develop a future-ready network that delivers advanced capabilities to help us address increasing customer demands and new service trends.”

The transition to 5G is fundamental for STC’s vision, as it forms the foundation for future solutions including smart city, IoT and other vertical services. Virtualization and network automation will play a prominent role in the service provider’s strategic blueprint, creating the scalable network that supports the creation of new services in the fastest and most agile way possible.

“As businesses increasingly digitize, mobile carriers will need the speed, low latency, reliability and dynamic provisioning capabilities that 5G networks are expected to deliver,” said Ali Amer, Managing Director, Global Service Provider Sales, Cisco Middle East and Africa. “Our collaboration with STC will enable their network infrastructure to evolve into the new era of digitisation by taking advantage of the 5G momentum.”

The two companies will also work on developing use cases that accelerate the deployment of new enterprise and industry 5G services. Another key element of the collaboration aims to address the security needs of the 5G era by building a framework for threat intelligence that underpins STC’s prevention, detection and mitigation efforts.

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Party leader attends Vietnam Doctors’ Day grand meeting

Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong attended a grand meeting in Hanoi on Tuesday to celebrate the 63rd anniversary of Vietnam Doctors’ Day on February 27.

Addressing the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said the 6th plenary session of the 12th Party Central Committee adopted a resolution on enhancing public health and healthcare and a resolution on population work.

Mr. Dam thanked all doctors and medical staff in Vietnam for their contributions to the nation’s health. He said he was thankful for the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and other international organisations, doctors, and experts for Vietnam’s health sector.

The protection, care, and improvement of public health are the tasks of the entire political system, and are fundamental rights and obligations of each citizen. Investment in health care is investment for sustainable development and future generations, said Mr. Dam, adding: Party committees, administrations, and political organizations should devote more resources and closely co-ordinate with the health sector in creating the safest and the best environment for doctors and medical workers to fulfill their tasks.

On this occasion, 2 individuals were granted the title National Emulation Fighters and 12 organizations were awarded certificates of merit.

Source: VOV5

President Tran Dai Quang’s India visit to foster bilateral cooperation

-The Vietnamese Embassy in India has highlighted the significance of upcoming State visit to India by President Tran Dai Quang to bilateral ties.

Addressing Tuesday’s press conference, Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh said the visit by President Quang later this week is the first trip to India by a President of Vietnam in seven years, since a visit by President Truong Tan Sang in 2011.

Mr. Thanh said this visit will be important because it aims to affirm Vietnam’s consistent policy of enhancing its traditional friendship and multifaceted cooperation with India. It is intended to expand bilateral cooperation in all areas, from politics, diplomacy, and defence to the economy, investment, tourism, culture, and education, to make the comprehensive strategic partnership more substantive.

Source: VOV5

Hydro-meteorology plays key role in sustainable development

Deputy Director General of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Tran Hong Thai highlighted the important role of hydro-meteorology in sustainable development at a seminar in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Mr. Thai urged improving weather forecasts, investing more in technology, and increasing information and experience sharing to reduce losses from natural disasters.

Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Petteri Taalas said his organization is able to provide the latest information on weather patterns and their influence to improve national weather forecasting.

This will help management agencies create viable plans for climate change adaptation in agriculture, health care, tourism, forestry, industry, and infrastructure building.

Source: VOV5

Ban flower trees planted at National Assembly House

The National Assembly Office planted 40 Ban flower trees at the National Assembly House in Hanoi on Wednesday, after receiving them from Dien Bien province.

Top legislator Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said at a ceremony on Wednesday that the National Assembly plants trees every spring to implement President Ho Chi Minh’s testament. The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum’s Management Board is in charge of tending to these Ban flower trees.

Source: VOV5