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GSMA Report Shows High Spectrum Prices Threaten High Quality, Affordable Mobile Broadband Services LONDON -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today published ‘Effective Spectrum Pricing’, a research report on spectrum pricing, including the impact on consumers. The study, developed in collaboration with NERA Economic Consulting, links high spectrum prices to more expensive, lower quality mobile broadband...

Toshiba Now Shipping Samples of 64-Layer, 512-gigabit 3D Flash Memory TOKYO -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar]

(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...

Advantest and W2BI to Exhibit Advanced Test Solutions at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 27-March 2 SAN JOSE, Calif, -Wednesday, February 22nd 2017 [ar] [fr]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE:6857) and W2BI, Inc., an Advantest Group company whose test automation products help customers quickly launch new high-quality smart devices, will showcase their newest test and test automation products...

TSYS Signs Payments Agreement with ibq COLUMBUS, Ga. & DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -Tuesday, February 21st 2017 [ar] [fr]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- TSYS (NYSE: TSS) announced today that one of the oldest banks in Qatar, International Bank of Qatar (ibq), has signed an agreement to license TSYS’ future-focused PRIMESM payment solutions platform. ibq has selected PRIME to manage all of its Visa and MasterCard credit and...

OT and ERCOM Partner to Introduce Cryptosmart SIM-Powered, the Best Solution to Encrypt Mobile Communications on SAMSUNG... COLOMBES, France -Tuesday, February 21st 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Oberthur Technologies (OT), a leading global provider of embedded security software products, services and solutions, today announces its international collaboration with Samsung and Ercom, a leading company in the mobile communication security industry, to jointly develop and...

Arabian Centres Selects Yardi Voyager 7S for Retail Portfolio Management RIYADH, Saudi Arabi -Monday, February 20th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Arabian Centres will adopt a single technology platform to manage the retail lifecycle of 19 malls when they implement cloud-based Yardi Voyager® 7S as their new lease and property management platform. “Yardi’s single platform approach will enable us to manage many...

SM Optics Launches LIGHTMODE, Its New Metro Optical Platform at MWC 2017  MILAN -Monday, February 20th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SM Optics, a centre of competence in optical networking and R&D power house, will be presenting “LIGHTMODE” its new metro-optical platform at Mobile World Congress for multiservice OTN-based metro-access applications. High capacity and low latency are key enabler for 5G to...

Toshiba the Winner of 63rd Okochi Memorial Grand Technology Prize TOKYO -Saturday, February 18th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation’s (TOKYO:6502) recent work at the cutting-edge semiconductor technology has been recognized with the award of 63rd Okochi Memorial Grand Technology Prize, Japan’s most prestigious award in industrial technology. Established in 1954, the Okochi Prize...

Niels-Henrik ANDERSEN appointed CEO of NID Security RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif. -Saturday, February 18th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NID Security, the world leader in display cards, today announces the appointment of Niels-Henrik Andersen as CEO. Niels-Henrik Andersen has more than 20 years experience in sales and management roles in the power card industry. He previously managed the Financial Services...

Ascend Performance Materials Announces Global Price Increase for Fibers HOUSTON -Saturday, February 18th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ascend Performance Materials announced today a global price increase on all fibers. The price increase takes effect March 1, 2017, or as contracts allow, and includes the following materials and price...

Ercom Announces Groupe Imprimerie Nationale Has Selected Its Cryptobox Solution VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France -Saturday, February 18th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ercom, a reference solution provider for secure voice and data communications, announces it has been selected by Groupe Imprimerie Nationale (French leader in secure ID solutions and trust services operator). The agreement includes supplying and deploying Cryptobox, the most...

A.M. Best Special Report: Stability Returns to Saudi Insurers but Growth Prospects Remain Cloudy LONDON -Friday, February 17th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Saudi insurance market appears to have finally turned the corner following a period of underwriting volatility, according to analysis by A.M. Best. A review of preliminary disclosures by national insurers in Saudi Arabia shows a marked improvement in operating...

Lenovo’s Third Quarter FY 2016/17 Results Led by Growth In PC Business HONG KONG -Friday, February 17th 2017 [ar]

Revenue was US$12.2 billion Pre-tax income was US$101 million Net income was US$98 million Lenovo’s PC business outperformed the industry with revenue growth at two percent year-over-year Record PC market share of 22.4 percent worldwide Basic EPS of 0.90 US cents or 6.98 HK...

DXC Technology Revealed as Name for Combined CSC and HPE Enterprise Services Business Following Merger Completion TYSONS, Va. -Thursday, February 16th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DXC Technology will be the name of the new company formed by the proposed merger of CSC (NYSE: CSC) and the Enterprise Services business of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) when the transaction closes, it was announced today. The full launch of the new brand will take...

US FDA Expands Approval of Tiotropium Respimat® for Maintenance Treatment of Asthma in Children INGELHEIM, Germany -Thursday, February 16th 2017

Tiotropium Respimat® (marketed as SPIRIVA® Respimat®) now approved in US as asthma maintenance treatment for people aged 6 years and older1 FDA approval expands use of tiotropium Respimat® in the US to a broad age range of people across all asthma severities Tiotropium Respimat® is...

Takeda Completes Acquisition of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. & OSAKA, Japan -Thursday, February 16th 2017

– Significantly Enhances Takeda’s Global Oncology Portfolio – – Accretive to FY2018 Underlying Core Earnings – – Reinforces Takeda’s Commitment to Developing Medicines for Patients Living with Cancer – (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (TSE:4502)...

HexaTech and OSRAM Announce Strategic Relationship MORRISVILLE, N.C. -Thursday, February 16th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HexaTech Inc. announced today the signing of two strategic agreements with OSRAM Opto Semiconductors GmbH, of Regensburg, Germany. The agreements include a long term supply commitment for HexaTech’s aluminum nitride (AlN) substrates, direct support of HexaTech’s 2”...

GSMA Launches IoT Big Data Directory to Support Growth of Innovative New IoT Solutions LONDON -Thursday, February 16th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA today announced the launch of the ‘IoT Big Data API Directory’ that will make harmonised data sets from multiple sources worldwide available to developers and third parties, enabling them to create innovative new Internet of Things (IoT) services. The directory,...

Almost Half of Mobile Users Still Only Talking and Texting, Finds New GSMA Mobile Engagement Study LONDON -Thursday, February 16th 2017 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Almost half of mobile phone users worldwide still only use their devices to make voice calls and send SMS, according to new consumer research by GSMA Intelligence. The new Global Mobile Engagement Index (GMEI) measures the level of engagement of mobile phone users across a wide...

BOARD International Achieves Best Results in Its History BOSTON & CHIASSO, Switzerland -Wednesday, February 15th 2017

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BOARD International, the world’s leading supplier of Decision Making software for enterprises, today announced its 2016 results, which surpassed all previous growth rates in the company’s history. BOARD recorded total worldwide revenue of 50,500,000 CHF ($50,071,433...