Dow and USA Luge Technical Partnership Delivers Advanced Sleds for PyeongChang 2018

Collaboration at the intersection of science and sport developed sleds for superior performance

MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--People watching the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 this month witnessed the power of a collaboration between USA Luge and The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”). The USA Luge team competed with Olympians from around the world using sleds designed by their engineers and Official Technical Partner, Dow. The two organizations have been working together since 2007 to combine science, engineering and technology for superior sled performance on the track.

Dow is applying the knowledge of physical sciences and state of the art engineering tools to develop an advanced luge sled. For example, Dow engineers gather insights into the track dynamics through a computer based model which helps to understand the interplay between various types of forces acting on the athlete and sled. Through its advanced manufacturing and testing capabilities, Dow creates prototypes of new designs and validates them with internal testing. Promising ideas are further tested on the track by USA Luge athletes who are able to assess the practical advantages of the changes.

By transforming the end-to-end process of sled R&D, design and manufacturing, Dow helps to continually innovate the sleds that the USA Luge team uses,” said Gordy Sheer, Director of Marketing and Sponsorship of USA Luge.

Exceptional solutions require exceptional teams and teamwork,” said Louis A. Vega, Dow’s vice president of Olympic & Sports Solutions. “Dow’s long history and deep expertise in materials science combined with our drive for innovation complements USA Luge’s drive for sporting excellence and breakthrough performances. Together, we have been able to help push the limits of design possibilities which in turn has given Dow new insights for our broad portfolio of solutions. We are proud of this partnership and the team’s achievements this month.”

About Dow

The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) combines science and technology knowledge to develop premier materials science solutions that are essential to human progress. Dow has one of the strongest and broadest toolkits in the industry, with robust technology, asset integration, scale and competitive capabilities that help it to address complex global issues. Dow’s market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of advanced materials, industrial intermediates, and plastics businesses deliver a broad range of differentiated technology-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, and consumer care. Dow is a subsidiary of DowDuPont Inc. (NYSE: DWDP), a holding company comprised of Dow and DuPont with the intent to form three strong, independent, publicly traded companies in agriculture, materials science and specialty sectors. More information can be found at

®TM Trademark of The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”) or an affiliated company of Dow


Guillaume Artois
The Dow Chemical Company
+1 (989) 633 4573
Linda Lim
Dow Olympic & Sports Solutions
Beth Crisafi
G&S Business Communications

Entrust Datacard Earns Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award from the China International Association for Promotion of Science and Technology

Receiving China’s top security award cements Entrust Datacard as a leading security provider in the market

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#cybersecurity--Entrust Datacard, a leading provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, announces that the company has received the Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award for Security and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology for the Entrust Datacard Retransfer Card Printer series from the China International Association for Promotion of Science and Technology (CIAPST).

Established in 2010, the Blue Shield Technology Innovation Award for Security and Anti-Counterfeiting Technology was created to promote the innovation and application of security and anti-counterfeiting technology by companies around the world that conduct business in China, and is now viewed as the top award in the Chinese security industry.

Entrust Datacard received the Blue Shield Award for its Retransfer Card Printer series at the 12th Security Document Summit in Beijing, China. This on demand solution gives financial institutions, enterprises, universities and government programs the flexibility and features they need to issue identity, access and payment cards – right from their desktop. The printer provides long-lasting, high-definition images, while ensuring a deep level of security, durability and reliability.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a leading security solution provider in the Chinese security industry and to have the Retransfer Printer series recognized as a top product in the market,” said Angus McDougall, regional vice president – APAC for Entrust Datacard. “We’re pleased to see that the Retransfer Printer series have not only provided a flexible and reliable identity platform, but has also redefined printing expectations for both our customers and the industry as a whole.”

This recognition is the result of Entrust Datacard’s 48 years of security expertise and over 20 years of providing trusted identity and transactions in China. In 2017, for example, Entrust Datacard reduced turnaround time from 30-45 days to the same day for a social security card issuance program across various provinces in China. This was achieved through an in region partner that implemented retransfer printers in a variety of provincial issuing locations.

“Entrust Datacard is dedicated to providing the most innovative printing solutions to our customers in China,” said Angus McDougall, regional vice president – APAC for Entrust Datacard. “This effort will continue as we enhance the capabilities of our retransfer printers and overall printing portfolio.”

Entrust Datacard offers a suite of desktop printers designed to provide card issuers with a unified solution for issuing identity credentials. These printers include the Entrust Datacard™ CR805™, CR825™ and CE875™ Instant Issuance Systems which makes up the Entrust Datacard ultimate identity platform.

For more information about the CR805 Retransfer Printer and the full suite of Entrust Datacard card printers, visit:

About Entrust Datacard Corporation

Consumers, citizens and employees increasingly expect anywhere-anytime experiences — whether they are making purchases, crossing borders, accessing e-gov services or logging onto corporate networks. Entrust Datacard offers the trusted identity and secure transaction technologies that make those experiences reliable and secure. Solutions range from the physical world of financial cards, passports and ID cards to the digital realm of authentication, certificates and secure communications. With more than 2,000 Entrust Datacard colleagues around the world, and a network of strong global partners, the company serves customers in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, visit


Entrust Datacard
Heather Morris, +1 952-988-1745
Senior Manager, Global Communications

Optomec Partners with Tesscorn to Expand Additive Manufacturing Market in India

Tesscorn to Distribute Optomec LENS Systems for 3D Printed Metals and Aerosol Jet Systems for 3D Printed Electronics

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Optomec, a leading global supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for 3D printed metals and 3D printed electronics, today announced it signed a distribution agreement with Tesscorn Nano Science, Inc. to expand sales of its solutions into India. Tesscorn is a leading distributor of integrated products, services, and support to the research and development community in India including Defense, Aerospace, Automotive, Military Forces and Universities.

Optomec Aerosol Jet printers provide high-resolution 3D printing capabilities required to manufacture smaller, lighter-weight, high-performance devices used in industries such as Aerospace, Defense, Consumer Electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT). Aerosol Jet technology is scalable for high volume production applications. The advanced printing technology uses patented aerodynamic focusing to precisely print electronic circuitry and functional components in dimensions ranging from as small as 10 microns to as large as several millimeters in a single pass. Click here for more information on the Aerosol Jet technology.

Optomec LENS printers use the energy from a high-power laser to build up structures one layer at a time, directly from powdered metals. The LENS process can completely build new metal parts or add material to existing metal components for repair and hybrid manufacturing applications. LENS technology is available in standalone system configurations or as a modular print engine for integration with CNC automation platforms. Click here for more information on LENS addition manufacturing technology.

Ramesh Athihalli, Director, Tesscorn Nano Science, Inc., stated:

We at Tesscorn, are excited to partner with Optomec to distribute 3D Printing/additive manufacturing technology in India. Our objective is to lead the digital revolution by empowering product designers and engineers to witness their innovations much faster than before and to empower India’s advanced manufacturing technology. Automation is spreading to every production line in India, and 3D printing is part of that trend. We at Tesscorn want to be an integral part of this revolution. The Aerosol Jet and LENS technology from Optomec are revolutionary technologies in this exciting field of 3D printing/additive manufacturing and our team at Tesscorn are dedicated towards adoption of these technologies to the huge bank of opportunities across various research and manufacturing industries in India.

“Over the past 25 years, Tesscorn has established itself as a leader in supplying advanced manufacturing technology for production and research use in India,” said Michael Kardos, Optomec Vice President of Worldwide Sales. “With their success in our target markets, we believe they can help expand the adoption of Optomec additive manufacturing solutions throughout India.”

About Tesscorn

Tesscorn Nano Science, Inc. was founded in 1993. The company has built its reputation as a leading supplier of top quality instrumentation for institutions in the Semiconductor, Solar and Nanotechnology manufacturing and research sectors. Over the years they have developed a network of suppliers, all leaders in their fields, providing unique manufacturing and research technologies across a broad spectrum of applications.

About Optomec

Optomec is a privately-held, rapidly growing supplier of production grade Additive Manufacturing systems. Optomec's patented Aerosol Jet systems for printed electronics and LENS 3D Printers for metal components are used by industry to reduce product cost and improve performance. Together, these unique printing solutions work with the broadest spectrum of functional materials, ranging from electronic inks to structural metals and even biological matter. Optomec has more than 300 marquee customers around the world, targeting production applications in the Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences and Aerospace industries.

LENS (Laser Engineered Net Shaping) is a registered trademark of Sandia National Laboratories. Aerosol Jet is a registered trademark of Optomec Inc.



Shayna Watson, 505-761-8250

Global Clinical Trial Management System Market Analysis & Trends 2015-2017 & Industry Forecast 2017-2027 –

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Clinical Trial Management System Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2027" report has been added to's offering.

The Global Clinical Trial Management System Market is poised to grow strong during the forecast period 2017 to 2027. Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include significant growth potential in emerging markets, growing R&D expenditure in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies and technological advancements in CTMS offerings.

This industry report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts of all the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study provides historical market data for 2015, 2016 revenue estimations are presented for 2017 and forecasts from 2018 till 2027.

The study focuses on market trends, leading players, supply chain trends, technological innovations, key developments, and future strategies for the existing players, new entrants and the future investors.

Scope of the Report

  • Based on type, market is segmented into enterprise CTMS and site CTMS.
  • By delivery mode, clinical trial management system market is categorized by Cloud-based (SaaS) CTMS, Licensed Enterprise (On Premise) CTMS and Web-based (Hosted) CTMS.
  • Depending on component, market is divided into hardware, services and software.
  • On the basis of application, market is classified by site management solutions, document management solutions, patient management solutions and data management solutions.
  • Contract research organizations, medical device companies, pharmaceutical & biopharmaceutical companies and other end users are the end users covered in this report.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Market Outline

2 Executive Summary

3 Market Overview

4 Clinical Trial Management System Market, By Type

5 Clinical Trial Management System Market, By Delivery Mode

6 Clinical Trial Management System Market, By Component

7 Clinical Trial Management System Market, By Application

8 Clinical Trial Management System Market, By End User

9 Clinical Trial Management System Market, By Geography

10 Key Player Activities

11 Leading Companies

  • Arisglobal
  • Bioclinica
  • Bio-Optronics, Inc.
  • Clinical Data
  • Datatrak
  • DSG
  • DZS Software Solutions
  • ERT
  • Forte Research Systems Inc.
  • Guger Technologies
  • IBM
  • Mastercontrol
  • Medidata Solutions
  • Mednet Solutions
  • Merge Healthcare Incorporated
  • Oracle Corporation
  • PAREXEL International Corporation
  • Veeva Systems

For more information about this report visit

Laura Wood, Senior Manager
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
Related Topics: Clinical Trials

Covalon Announces its Participation in Medical Japan 2018

  • Covalon to showcase its proprietary advanced wound and infection control products as part of the Ontario Government’s Life Sciences Trade Mission to Japan.
  • Medical Japan is the country’s largest trade show focusing on products, services and technologies for healthcare.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#lifesciencesmission--Covalon Technologies Ltd. (the "Company" or "Covalon") (TSXV: COV; OTCQX: CVALF), an advanced medical technologies company, today announced that it will be participating in the Ontario Government’s Life Sciences Trade Mission to Japan, which will include exhibiting at the Ontario Pavilion of Medical Japan 2018 at the International Exhibition Center (INTEX) in Osaka, Japan from February 21st to 23rd.

Covalon will feature its line of proprietary single-use infection control and advanced wound management products, which have been gaining acceptance in markets all over the world. Covalon’s ColActive® Plus, IV Clear, SurgiClear, and recently United States FDA cleared MediClear PreOp brands have strong clinical evidence to support their efficacy, and are often used to treat or prevent conditions that disproportionately impact the elderly, a sizeable portion of the Japanese population. Roughly 25 per cent of Japan's population is currently over the age of 65, compared to just 16.1 per cent in Canada. Between 2010 and 2060, the percentage of Japanese citizens over the age of 75 will more than double from 11 per cent to 27 per cent, according to the Japanese government.1

“Japan’s healthcare practitioners are open to innovative products to deal with conditions that affect the elderly,” said Brian Pedlar, Covalon’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our advanced products are designed specifically to address issues that negatively affect elderly patients, such as diabetic foot ulcers and medical adhesive skin injuries. Medical Japan 2018 is a great opportunity for Covalon to begin to enter the Japanese market in a meaningful way.”

In addition to the pavilion at Medical Japan 2018, the Ontario Government’s Life Sciences Trade Mission is planning several other events, including on-site visits and presentations at the Kansai-Ontario Life Sciences Seminar, as well as business-to-business meetings during the exhibition.

MEDICAL JAPAN, consisting of seven specialized shows, is Japan’s largest tradeshow, and covers all products, services, and technologies for healthcare, clinical testing, diagnostics, and medicine. To learn more about Covalon’s products, visit Covalon at the Ontario Pavilion 18-68 at Medical Japan 2018, INTEX Osaka, Japan during exhibit hours or email

About Covalon
Covalon Technologies Ltd. researches, develops and commercializes new healthcare technologies that help save lives around the world. Covalon's patented technologies, products and services address the advanced healthcare needs of medical device companies, healthcare providers and individual consumers. Covalon's technologies are used to prevent, detect and manage medical conditions in specialty areas such as wound care, tissue repair, infection control, disease management, medical device coatings and biocompatibility. To learn more about Covalon, visit our website at

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

This news release contains forward-looking statements which reflect the Company's current expectations regarding future events. The forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan, "estimate", "expect", "intend" and statements that an event or result "may", "will", "should", "could" or "might" occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, including the difficulty in predicting product approvals, acceptance of and demands for new products, the impact of the products and pricing strategies of competitors, delays in developing and launching new products, the regulatory environment, fluctuations in operating results and other risks, any of which could cause results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Many risks are inherent in the industry; others are more specific to the Company. Investors should consult the Company's ongoing quarterly filings for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to these forward-looking statements. Investors should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, further events or otherwise.

1 Marlow, Iain. November 12, 2017. Japan’s Bold Steps.


Covalon Technologies Ltd.
Brian Pedlar, 905-568-8400 x 233
Toll free: 1-877-711-6055
Twitter: @covalon

North Korean ICBM Design Shows External Influence, Jane’s by IHS Markit Says

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--North Korea has made use of external knowledge, technology or hardware in its ballistic missile programme, according to a report from Jane’s by IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions.

The report, which first appeared in Jane’s Intelligence Review, brings together two highly respected experts on North Korea’s ballistic missile programme, Markus Schiller and Nick Hansen*. It analyses the Hwaseong-15 (also known as ‘Hwasong-15’) intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launched by North Korea in November 2017.

Writing for Jane’s, Schiller and Hansen assess that “it is highly likely that North Korea made use of foreign knowledge, technology or hardware in the development of the Hwaseong-15 ICBM.”

The November launch attracted international media attention, after North Korea’s state news agency claimed that the missile was “capable of striking the whole mainland of the United States.” It capped a year in which North Korea’s ballistic missile programme made a series of unprecedented advances. Most recently, on 8 February, North Korea displayed what appeared to be four Hwaseong-15 missiles during a military parade in Pyongyang.

Given the limited time and test resource available to North Korea, it is highly unlikely that North Korea could design, develop, engine test and integrate the components into … intercontinental missile systems without external assistance,” the report notes.

Moreover, it is likely that this knowledge, technology or hardware was derived from the Soviet-era ballistic missile programme. According to the report, “the design of the Hwaseong-15 missile is similar in some respects to the Soviet UR-100 family and there is a clear resemblance between the Hwaseong-15 first-stage engine and the Soviet RD-250 engine.”

However, based on the information available in open sources, Jane’s cannot assess with any confidence when this transfer took place. “The UR-100 family of missiles and the RD-250 engine have been in existence for decades,” said Neil Ashdown, deputy editor of Jane’s Intelligence Review.

North Korea could have acquired information about them from a range of sources, including some available online,” Ashdown said. “Even if North Korea did acquire hardware relating to these systems, we cannot say with any confidence where that would have come from, and more importantly when. That does not mean a transfer did not take place -- just that we cannot prove that based on the information we have.”

The report notes that the Hwaseong-15 had not been seen in open sources before it was first launched in November 2017, and that in key respects, it differs from previously observed North Korean missiles. This suggests that North Korea has pursued multiple lines of development in its ballistic missile programme.

Moreover, the successful integration of a higher-energy liquid propellant engine into the Hwaseong-15 with minimal observed testing suggests that North Korea could do the same with another missile. This raises the possibility that there may be further, as yet undisclosed, liquid propellant systems in development, which may emerge over the course of 2018.

*Markus Schiller is a space technology analyst and CEO of ST Analytics.
Nick Hansen is an imagery specialist and an affiliate at Stanford University.
Neil Ashdown is the deputy editor of Jane’s Intelligence Review.

About IHS Markit (

IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

About Jane’s Intelligence Review

Jane’s Intelligence Review is a security and intelligence publication produced by IHS Markit.

IHS Markit is a registered trademark of IHS Markit Ltd. and/or its affiliates. All other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners © 2018 IHS Markit Ltd. All rights reserved.


IHS Markit
Joanna Vickers, +44 207 260 2234
Press Team, +1-303-305-8021

E Ink’s Partnership with Papercast Delivers Japan’s First Smart Signage Bus Stop

The Smart Displays Leverage E Ink’s ePaper Technology and Offer a Cost-Saving Digital Alternative to Conventional Paper Signage

BILLERICA, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--E Ink Holdings, "E Ink" (8069.TW), the leading innovator of electronic ink technology, and Papercast Ltd., a provider of solar powered passenger information display technology, today announced their partnership to deploy Japan’s first smart bus stop displays, piloting in Aizuwakamatsu city, 135 miles from Tokyo. The next generation smart bus stop leverages E Ink’s ePaper solution and low power wide area (LPWA) wireless technology to provide real-time information such as bus arrivals, timetables, route data, route transfers, planned and unplanned service changes.

Managed remotely by Papercast’s data management platform, the smart bus stop displays will replace traditional paper signage, reducing the high cost of manually updating information. Digitally connecting bus stops will also provide passengers with a more convenient way to access transportation information in real-time. In addition, the displays provide multi-language services for travelers, creating a better travel experience.

“By utilizing E Ink’s ePaper display solutions, we have developed a platform that is cost-effective, low-power and easy to use,” said Rado Skender, director of Business Development at Papercast, Ltd. “We anticipate that this partnership will enable widespread adoption in Japan and other countries as it improves the customer experience and encourages the use of public transportation among residents and out of town visitors.”

The inherent paper-like properties of E Ink technology make it ideal for bus signs as the display will be easily viewed under direct sunlight, and due to E Ink’s bistable technology, displays can hold an image without power since power is only required when the image or content is changing or being updated. This attribute allowed Papercast to create a solar-powered sign that alleviates the need for electrical wiring.

The project is administered by Aizu Riding Car Development, a consortium initiated by Michinori Holdings, operator of the Aizuwakamatsu bus service, Aizu Bus. The goal of the consortium is to improve service convenience and reduce ongoing costs by digitally connecting bus stops. In Japan, there are over 500,000 bus stops with 90 percent having no power source, so it was a pre-requisite that the display technology used is low-power and can be easily installed without connecting to the grid or using network cables.

“As cities become smart, E Ink will continue to play an integral part in the development of smart signage for transportation, retail and architecture,” said Dr. FY Gan, executive vice president of sales at E Ink Holdings. “E Ink’s technology allows integrators to leverage alternative power sources, such as solar, saving municipalities the cost of not only ongoing electric fees, but the cost of construction to run new power lines for installations, and the impact to citizens as the construction occurs. Our partnership with Papercast is another perfect example of how we’re enabling more convenient and cost-effective innovations that positively impact user experience and the environment.”

For more information on E Ink’s digital signage solutions visit,

About E Ink Holdings

E Ink Holdings Inc. (8069.TWO), based on technology from MIT’s Media Lab, has transformed and defined the eReader market and is redefining the signage, architecture and design, mobile, wearable and retail markets with its ePaper technology, enabling a new multi-billion dollar market in less than 10 years. Its corporate philosophy aims to deliver revolutionary products, user experiences and environmental benefits through advanced technology development. This vision has led to its continuous investments in the field of ePaper displays as well as expanding the use of its technologies into a number of other markets and applications including smart packaging and fashion. Its Electrophoretic Display products make it the worldwide leader for ePaper. Its Fringe Field Switching (FFS) technologies are a standard for high-end LCD displays and have been licensed to all major liquid crystal display makers in the world. Listed in Taiwan's Taipei Exchange (TPEx) and the Luxembourg market, E Ink Holdings is now the world's largest supplier of ePaper displays. For more information please visit

About Papercast

Papercast’s next generation bus stop passenger information solution uses self-sustainable standalone solar powered e-paper displays, with a comprehensive content management system developed exclusively for public transport needs. The platform enables transport providers to effortlessly keep passengers informed on real-time and advance service information at bus stops in a clear and user-friendly format.


E Ink
Lauren Ginsberg, +1-617-624-3254
Kerry Marchbank, +44 (0)7817 916654

Global Public Transport Smart Card Market Report 2018: Analysis & Trends 2015-2027 –

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Public Transport Smart Card Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2027" report has been added to's offering.

The Global Public Transport Smart Card Market is poised to grow strong during the forecast period 2017 to 2027. Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include increasing urbanization in emerging countries, growing awareness about smart technologies and raising investments from governments.

This industry report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts of all the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study provides historical market data for 2015, 2016 revenue estimations are presented for 2017 and forecasts from 2018 till 2027.

The study focuses on market trends, leading players, supply chain trends, technological innovations, key developments, and future strategies for the existing players, new entrants and the future investors.

Based on component, the market is categorized into memory card-based smart cards and micro controller based smart cards. On the basis of interface market is classified into contact less smart cards, contact smart cards and other interfaces. Based on mode of transport, the market is categorized into bus, train, light rail transit and other transportation modes.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Market Outline

2 Executive Summary

3 Market Overview

4 Public Transport Smart Card Market, By Component

5 Public Transport Smart Card Market, By Interface

6 Public Transport Smart Card Market, By Mode of Transport

7 Public Transport Smart Card Market, By Geography

8 Key Player Activities

9 Leading Companies

  • Advantech Co., Ltd.
  • American Express Company
  • Atos SE
  • Conduent Incorporated
  • CPI Card Group Inc.
  • Frequentis AG
  • Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
  • Infineon Technologies AG
  • Metro Infrasys Pvt. Ltd.
  • Moxa Inc.
  • NXP Semiconductors N.V.
  • Oberthur Technologies S.A.
  • OEM Technology Solutions
  • Texas Instruments, Inc.
  • ZTE Corporation

For more information about this report visit

Laura Wood, Senior Manager
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
Related Topics: Public Transport , Smart Cards

Global Energy Harvesting System Market Report 2018: Analysis & Trends 2015-2017 & Industry Forecast 2018-2027 –

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Energy Harvesting System Market Analysis & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2027" report has been added to's offering.

The Global Energy Harvesting System Market is poised to grow strong during the forecast period 2017 to 2027. Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include growing initiative towards green energy, rise in adoption of energy harvesting systems in smart wearable's and recent technological advancements in energy harvesting systems.

This industry report analyzes the market estimates and forecasts of all the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the research scope. The study provides historical market data for 2015, 2016 revenue estimations are presented for 2017 and forecasts from 2018 till 2027.

The study focuses on market trends, leading players, supply chain trends, technological innovations, key developments, and future strategies for the existing players, new entrants and the future investors.

Scope of the Report

  • By component, the market is segmented into Secondary Battery, Power Management Integrated Circuit (PMIC) and Transducer. Transducer segment is further classified into Radio Frequency (RF) Transducer, Thermoelectric, Photovoltaic and Electrodynamic, Piezoelectric & Electromagnetic.
  • Based on technology, energy harvesting system market is categorized into vibration energy harvesting, thermal energy harvesting, Radio Frequency (RF) energy harvesting, light energy harvesting, kinetic energy harvesting and electromagnetic energy harvesting.
  • On the basis of energy sources/fields, market is classified into electric, gravitational, magnetic, nuclear, thermal, chemical, mechanical and radiation. Further, chemical segment is sub segmented into phase change, fuel cells and battery. Mechanical segment is sub classified into elastic, fluid, kinetic and potential. Radiation segment is sub classified into electromagnetic, light and solar.
  • On the basis of application, market is classified into automotive, bicycle dynamo, building & home automation, energy and utilities, government, healthcare, industrial, military and aerospace, retail, security, transportation, Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) and consumer electronics. Further, consumer electronics is sub segmented into mobile phones, wrist watches, calculators and piezoelectric gas lighters.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Market Outline

2 Executive Summary

3 Market Overview

4 Energy Harvesting System Market, By Component

5 Energy Harvesting System Market, By Technology

6 Energy Harvesting System Market, By Energy Sources/Fields

7 Energy Harvesting System Market, By Application

8 Energy Harvesting System Market, By Geography

9 Key Player Activities

10 Leading Companies

  • ABB Limited
  • Arveni
  • Convergence Wireless
  • Cymbet Corporation
  • Enocean GmbH
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • Greenpeak Technologies B.V.
  • Honeywell International Inc.
  • Powercast Corporation
  • Microchip Technology Inc.
  • Stmicroelectronics N.V.
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated
  • Voltree Power Inc.
  • Bionic Power Inc.
  • O-Flexx Technologies GmbH

For more information about this report visit

Laura Wood, Senior Manager
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
Related Topics: Energy Storage

VIPKID Named One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2018 by Fast Company

SAN MATEO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#FCMostInnovative--Global education technology company VIPKID today announced its inclusion in Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2018. VIPKID ranks No. 29 on the list, which also includes inspiring companies such as Apple (No.1), Netflix, Square, Tencent, Amazon and Slack.

VIPKID is also No. 2 on the Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in China list.

Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative companies honors leading enterprises and rising newcomers that exemplify the best in business and innovation. More than three dozen Fast Company editors, reporters, and contributors identified the most notable innovations of the year.

Fast Company credits VIPKID for “making education a universal language.”

“We are honored to be selected by Fast Company as one of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies,” said Cindy Mi, Founder and CEO of VIPKID. “As a global education technology company, constant innovation has been critical to delivering on our mission to inspire and empower every child for the future,” Mi said.

Most Innovative Companies is Fast Company’s signature franchise and one of its most highly anticipated editorial efforts of the year. It provides both a snapshot and a road map for the future of innovation across the most dynamic sectors of the economy. “This year’s MIC list is an inspiring and insightful window into how many companies have embraced innovation and are working to make meaningful change,” said Fast Company deputy editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with senior editor Amy Farley.

Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies issue (March-April 2018) is now available online at, as well as in app form via iTunes and on newsstands beginning February 27.

Read more about VIPKID in Fast Company’s March/-April 2018 issue or online at:


Fast Company is the world’s leading progressive business media brand, with a unique editorial focus on innovation in technology, ethical economics, leadership, and design. Headquartered in New York City, Fast Company is published by Mansueto Ventures LLC, one of the U.S.’s leading media companies.


VIPKID connects children in China with the world’s best teachers for real-time one-to-one online English immersion learning. A global education company, VIPKID’s mission is to inspire and empower every child for the future. VIPKID adheres to the belief that education is not one-size-fits-all: all students are unique and the world is within their reach when connected with great teachers capable of personalizing learning and sparking curiosity. Founded in 2013 and formally launched in 2014, VIPKID has become China’s market-leading online education startup, attracting investment from Sinovation Ventures, Sequoia Capital, Tencent, Yunfeng Capital, Matrix Partners, Learn Capital, Northern Light VC, Bryant Stibel, among others. The company offers a progressive pedagogy based on the US Common Core State Standards and now serves a community of over 200,000 paying students and over 30,000 teachers in the US and Canada.

For more information, please visit:


Adam J. Steinberg

ProPay® Brings Disbursement Fund Capabilities to China

Offers an easier way for U.S. businesses to disburse funds to UnionPay cardholders in mainland China

COLUMBUS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#China--ProPay, a TSYS® company, announced today the expansion of its global disbursement funds and commissions platform to UnionPay cardholders in mainland China. ProPay makes it simple for U.S. companies to distribute funds to consumers in mainland China using UnionPay International’s MoneyExpress program, which provides easy access to funds throughout the country.

Earlier this year, ProPay expanded its disbursement platform to support international payment processing and global commissions in 180 countries, and in more than 130 currencies. With the expansion of these capabilities to China, ProPay clients have even broader paying power.

“For companies that operate on a global scale, dealing with exchange rates, cross border fees and other financial hurdles can result in increased costs and frustration,” explained Dave Duncan, president of ProPay. “Unlike our competitors, ProPay has the ability to remove these roadblocks by offering a convenient, cost-effective approach. Our clients who conduct business in mainland China can now get their distributors paid quickly, and no hidden fees are incurred.”

ProPay’s enhancement to its global disbursements and commissions platform offers customers a variety of unique capabilities for disbursing funds to UnionPay cardholders in mainland China, including:

  • Disbursement of funds in near real-time (no longer than 12 hours), which is drastically shorter than typical bank transfers, which can take up to seven days
  • ProPay’s integration with UnionPay International eliminates the need for funding recipients to file government registration, allowing for immediate access to funds
  • UnionPay cardholders of 13 issuers in mainland China will receive the funds in RMB
  • Recipients can see the exact amount being deposited into their account at the time of the transaction (or in 12 hours or less, in some cases)
  • No fees on inbound deposits are assessed to the funding recipient
  • UnionPay is accepted widely throughout China, allowing recipients to spend funds almost anywhere in the country

“Retaining great consultants and distributors is the lifeblood of direct selling companies, and ensuring they’re paid quickly is vital to maintaining their loyalty,” said Mike Cottrell, vice president of ProPay. “We’re proud to offer our business customers a solution that ensures their distributors are getting paid on time and without hassle.”

For more information contact ProPay at 888.227.9856 or, or visit

About ProPay

Since 1997, ProPay has provided simple, secure and affordable payment solutions for organizations ranging from small, home-based entrepreneurships to multi-billion-dollar enterprises requiring complex payment solutions. ProPay’s ProtectPay® platform provides software integrators, payment facilitators and SaaS providers with all the tools necessary to easily implement payment processing. As a leading provider of complete end-to-end payment security solutions, ProPay helps reduce the client organization’s risk of sensitive payment data compromise. ProPay is a wholly owned subsidiary of TSYS (NYSE: TSS) and a leader in payment data security. For information, visit or call 888.227.9856.

About TSYS

TSYS® (NYSE: TSS) is a leading global payments provider, offering seamless, secure and innovative solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing and merchant acquiring to prepaid program management. We succeed because we put people, and their needs, at the heart of every decision. It’s an approach we call ‘People-Centered Payments®’.

Our headquarters are located in Columbus, Ga., U.S.A., with approximately 11,500 team members and local offices across 13 countries. TSYS generated revenue of $4.9 billion in 2017, while processing more than 27.8 billion transactions. We are a member of The Civic 50 and were named one of the 2018 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere magazine. TSYS is a member of the S&P 500 and routinely posts all important information on its website. For more, visit


Media Relations:
Cyle Mims, 706-644-3110
Investor Relations:
Shawn Roberts, 706-644-6081
Scott Nelson, 801-341-5566

Santen Pharmaceutical to Leverage Medidata Edge CTMS to Drive Future Growth in Ophthalmic Clinical Development

Company adopts Edge CTMS in Japan as part of rapid global expansion

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#clinicaltrials--Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, is expanding its use of the Medidata Clinical Cloud® with the adoption of Edge CTMS (Clinical Trial Management System) to support its clinical trial operations, in ophthalmology, across Japan, Asia, USA and the EU. Santen becomes the first sponsor to adopt Medidata Edge CTMS in the Japanese market.

Medidata is the leading global provider of cloud-based technology and data analytics for clinical research. As Santen strives to globalize its research and development operations, the company will deploy Edge CTMS to streamline trial activities, increase productivity and improve efficiency of trial execution.

Edge CTMS provides real-time visibility into clinical trial milestones, allowing Santen to evaluate operational effectiveness and implement changes rapidly. It also seamlessly integrates with Rave EDC, the industry-leading EDC solution, enabling Santen to dramatically speed trial execution by managing both study and trial data on a single unified platform.

“There is a growing demand to simplify, improve efficiency and create transparency across clinical trials. The Medidata Edge CTMS solution makes it possible for life science companies to achieve all three on our unified platform,” said Glen de Vries, Medidata president and co-founder. “We look forward to strengthening our relationship with Santen, and helping to streamline workflows across their R&D, globally.”

About Santen

As a specialized 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 approximately 60 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 (

About Medidata

Medidata's unified platform, pioneering analytics, and unrivaled expertise power the development of new therapies for over 1,000 pharmaceutical companies, biotech, medical device firms, academic medical centers and contract research organizations around the world. The Medidata Clinical Cloud® connects patients, physicians and life sciences professionals. Companies on the Medidata platform are individually and collaboratively reinventing the way research is done to create smarter, more precise treatments. For more information:


Medidata Solutions
Betsy Frank, +1 917-522-4620
Erik Snider, +1 646-362-2997

Spirent Expands CyberFlood Security and Performance Assurance Options with New Virtual and Scalable Solutions

Greater Flexibility, Proactive Security Assessment, and Network Performance Analysis for Enterprises, Service Providers, and Equipment Manufacturers

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#DDos--Spirent Communications plc (LSE:SPT) today announced the expansion of its family of industry-leading testing solutions with the introduction of two platforms that provide new ways to leverage CyberFlood functionality.

For users testing cloud and SDN/NFV environments, CyberFlood Virtual provides versatile deployment options previously unavailable for these use cases. The CF20 is an all-in-one appliance solution that packs the full capabilities of CyberFlood into a highly portable, multi-speed, compact form factor. Available immediately, both new platforms offer increased flexibility and scalability, expanding Spirent’s reach to include a broader range of customers.

“Customers testing network and security infrastructures with realistic applications, attacks, and malware already leverage CyberFlood to validate reliability and security assurance of today’s advanced networks and devices,” said David DeSanto, director, products and threat research at Spirent Communications. “To address the evolving needs of the connected world, we have expanded CyberFlood’s platform support with the CF20 and CyberFlood Virtual, giving users highly flexible and scalable deployment options that address their testing needs today and going forward.”

With the CF20, users can deploy and start testing in minutes, using a single 1U appliance providing connectivity at 1G/10G/40G and 100G. The CF20 fits the needs of enterprises, service providers, and government organizations for bench-level testing and pre-deployment verification. Additionally, with twice the SSL/TSL testing capabilities of competing products, the CF20 is the ideal solution for testing the impact of the ever-increasing volumes of complex encrypted traffic.

“The CF20 represents a milestone in advanced security and performance testing, packaged in a conveniently small form factor,” said Masahiko Kawauchi, general manager at Toyo Corporation, Spirent’s reseller partner in Japan. “Specifically designed with high-scale cryptographic testing in mind, the CF20 is ready-made to assist our enterprise and service provider customers in understanding the impact of both current and future security traffic in an accessible and cost-effective manner.”

For customers requiring security and performance solutions in virtual environments, CyberFlood Virtual provides the CyberFlood feature set in a scalable software solution designed for use in those environments. CyberFlood Virtual creates application and security traffic within and across virtual environments, exercising SDN/NFV security and performance devices, such as virtualized next-generation firewalls and intrusion prevention systems, with realistic traffic and attack/malware scenarios. As a software solution, CyberFlood Virtual enables users to simulate traffic on their own hardware and easily scale loads to meet their performance testing needs.

“Spirent’s CyberFlood Virtual makes it possible to model the performance and efficacy of advanced anti-malware solutions such as WedgeAMB,” said Hongwen Zhang, Ph.D., CTO of Wedge Networks—a Spirent customer. “By enabling us to easily create virtual test beds, CyberFlood Virtual lets us quickly verify our AI-based anti-malware solutions with fresh and updated malware examples, with and without load traffic, for the benefit of system vendors and our virtual machine and appliance customers.”

These new platforms represent a major expansion of the CyberFlood product line to address a broader set of use cases and applications, from physical networks to the cloud. The CF20 and CyberFlood Virtual can scale to fit a wide range of environments, meeting the needs of enterprise customers as well as service providers (SPs), network equipment manufacturers (NEMs), and governments entities, due to their cost effectiveness, efficient form factors, and the fact that they do not require a high degree of expertise to deploy or use.

For more information on both the CF20 and CyberFlood Virtual visit

About Spirent Communications

Spirent Communications is a leader in assessment, validation, and monitoring solutions that test and verify the performance and security of enterprise network and application infrastructures in a broad range of environments, including enterprise, IoT, automotive, mobility, and critical infrastructures. Global 2000 customers in government, industry, healthcare, and financial services employ Spirent Security products and services to ensure an unsurpassed service experience while reducing churn, increasing revenue, and strengthening market share. For more information about Spirent Security solutions and services, visit


Corman Communications, LLC
Patrick Corman, +1-650-326-9648
+1-650-465-5973 (mobile)
Asia Pacific
Spirent Communications
Janet Peng, +86 (10) 82330055 x160
Spirent Communications
Simon Loe, +44 7850205885

WNS (Holdings) Limited Announces Details of Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

NEW YORK & MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#ADRvotingcard--WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), a leading provider of global Business Process Management (BPM) services, today announced that an extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders will be held on Friday, March 30, 2018, beginning at 11:00 am (Jersey time), at 22 Grenville, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8PX, Channel Islands.

The Company distributed the notice of extraordinary general meeting, proxy statement and form of proxy on or about February 20, 2018.

The notice of the extraordinary general meeting, proxy statement, form of proxy and ADR voting card are available on the investor relations page of the Company's corporate website, Shareholders may also obtain a copy of the notice of the extraordinary general meeting, proxy statement, form of proxy and ADR voting card, free of charge, by sending a written request to the Company Secretary, Mourant Ozannes Secretaries (Jersey) Limited, at 22 Grenville, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8PX, Channel Islands (attention: Michael Lynam, telephone: +44 (0)1534 676000) or, attention Gopi Krishnan).

About WNS

WNS (Holdings) Limited (NYSE: WNS), is a leading global business process management company. WNS offers business value to 350+ global clients by combining operational excellence with deep domain expertise in key industry verticals including Travel, Insurance, Banking and Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Consumer Packaged Goods, Shipping and Logistics, Healthcare and Utilities. WNS delivers an entire spectrum of business process management services such as finance and accounting, customer interaction services, technology solutions, research and analytics and industry specific back office and front office processes. As of December 31, 2017, WNS had 35,657 professionals across 53 delivery centers worldwide including China, Costa Rica, India, Philippines, Poland, Romania, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United Kingdom and the United States. For more information, visit


WNS (Holdings) Limited
David Mackey
Corporate SVP–Finance & Head of Investor Relations
+1 (201) 942-6261
Archana Raghuram
Global Head – Marketing & Communications
+91 (22) 4095 2397 ;

Wipro Positioned in ‘Winner’s Circle’ of HfS Blueprint Report on Enterprise Blockchain Services 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. & BANGALORE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Blockchain--Wipro Limited (NYSE:WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today announced that it has been positioned in the ‘Winner's Circle’ of Enterprise Blockchain service providers by HfS Research in the market study ‘HfS Blueprint Report on Enterprise Blockchain Services 2017’. This report was authored by Saurabh Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer, HfS Research.

In the Enterprise Blockchain Services 2017 Report, HfS evaluated the blockchain capabilities of 21 service providers across the value chain of Strategic Advisory, Prototype Development, Production build and System Integration. The 'Winner's Circle' of the HfS Blueprint represents service providers who excel at both execution and innovation dimensions. The report states that Wipro is a leading blockchain services provider with scale, robust partnership ecosystem, in-house tools and live client engagements.

Phil Fersht, CEO, HfS Research said, “The blockchain momentum is growing across the globe and there is an increasing market demand from enterprises to partner with services firms offering blockchain solutions and expertise, to help them on their blockchain journey. This report is aimed at providing a comprehensive analysis and assessment of the blockchain services landscape to interested enterprise buyers. It also analyzes the relative adoption of blockchain services across all major industries and emerging use cases. On behalf of HfS, I would like to offer our congratulations to Wipro for being positioned in the Winners Circle of the HfS Blueprint Report on Enterprise Blockchain Services, 2017, where our client-side research showed that Wipro’s blockchain offerings are well aligned to the evolving market and customer needs. We learned about Wipro's investments in building a comprehensive blockchain ecosystem, its focus on developing a blockchain community through its crowd learning and crowd sourcing platforms like TopCoder, and the innovative blockchain work being performed for several global organizations. We believe the firm is well positioned to drive high-impact transformational business outcomes for its customers on blockchain, as the industry matures.”

“Wipro’s commitment to blockchain, the use case coverage across industries such as Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, Energy & Utilities, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Consumer & Retail, Manufacturing & Technology, Communications, Government, its expertise and experience across the value chain, referencable clients, the robustness of its ecosystem and ability to drive adoption beyond Proof of Concept (PoC), were instrumental in its position in the Winner’s Circle,” added Saurabh Gupta, Chief Strategy Officer, HfS Research.

“We are delighted to be positioned in the Winner’s Circle of HfS first Blueprint report on Enterprise Blockchain Services. We are investing in a comprehensive value chain for blockchain including membership to industry consortia like Hyperledger and Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, strategic collaborations with our enterprise and niche partner ecosystem, alliances with start-ups and academia in order to be the partner of choice for clients in their blockchain journey. HfS has recognized our commitment and focus on blockchain, and our innovation and execution capabilities to deliver best-in-class blockchain solutions and services for customers. We look forward to being strategic partners to our clients in their blockchain adoption journey,” said Krishnakumar N Menon, Vice President, Service Transformation, Wipro Limited.

Key findings from the ‘HfS Blueprint Report on Enterprise Blockchain Services 2017’ are given below:

  • Enterprise blockchain services are geared to become a US $1 billion market by 2018
  • Blockchain services will create a disruptive impact, potentially as significant as the internet itself, in the long run
  • The market is witnessing an explosion in blockchain PoCs and pilots, but in-production, solutions are few and far between
  • Blockchain (like any nascent technology) is going through the “90-9-1” adoption challenges
  • Adoption of blockchain is a global phenomenon
  • Ethereum and Hyperledger Fabric are emerging as the blockchain frameworks of choice for enterprise blockchain initiatives
  • Blockchain initiatives are starting to get woven with other emerging technologies, especially IoT and AI
  • Financial services lead blockchain adoption; however, credible use cases across almost all industries are emerging

To read more, click here

About Wipro Limited

Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.

Forward-looking and Cautionary Statements

Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks, and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding fluctuations in our earnings, revenue and profits, our ability to generate and manage growth, intense competition in IT services, our ability to maintain our cost advantage, wage increases in India, our ability to attract and retain highly skilled professionals, time and cost overruns on fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions on immigration, our ability to manage our international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks, our ability to successfully complete and integrate potential acquisitions, liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies in which we make strategic investments, withdrawal of fiscal governmental incentives, political instability, war, legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside India, unauthorized use of our intellectual property, and general economic conditions affecting our business and industry. Additional risks that could affect our future operating results are more fully described in our filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. These filings are available at We may, from time to time, make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including statements contained in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and our reports to shareholders. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by us or on our behalf.


Wipro Limited
Prathibha Das