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Innovative products, operational efficiency and realignment actions drove Lenovo’s strong performance in Q3, despite economic and industry headwinds

HONG KONG - Thursday, February 4th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

    Return to profitability in Q3 – with pre-tax income (excluding non-cash, M&A-related accounting charges) of US$397million, reported pre-tax income of US$320 million, up 17% year-over-year, and net income of US$300 million – after the restructuring and one-time charges that drove a loss in Q2
    Revenue was US$12.9 billion, down 8% year-over-year or down 2% in constant currency
    Lenovo swiftly concluded its restructuring plan and is on track to deliver savings of US$650 million in the second half of the year and US$1.35 billion annually
    Lenovo achieved its stated goals of achieving breakeven in its mobile business 4-6 quarters after the close of the Motorola ... Read more »

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Meets with the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, attended the official launch of the 30th Janadriyah festival, the Saudi National Festival for Heritage and Culture. The festival, which was inaugurated by His Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, is organized by the Ministry of National Guard.

His Highness Sheikh Saif expressed his heartfelt appreciation for the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to the UAE delegation currently visiting the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He praised the festival, as a valuable and important cultural event, which achieved significant success in its previous editions, and contributed to further instill the Islamic identity and common Arab heritage. He then wished the best of luc ... Read more »

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Synchronoss enters into joint venture with Verizon to deliver multifactor solution for managing identities online

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. - Thursday, February 4th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR), today announced it will expand its enterprise offerings to deliver an advanced user-authentication and identity management solution to enterprises and consumers. As part of this expansion, Synchronoss has entered into a joint venture with Verizon to deliver a multifactor solution for managing identities online.

The joint venture with Verizon adds another complementary component to Synchronoss’ Secure Mobility Platform which was announced in collaboration with Goldman Sachs last November.

Synchronoss Universal ID™ is designed for enterprises, government agencies and consumers, and will provide a faster, easier and more secure way to manage identity in a digital world through a trusted single source. The ... Read more »

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TOKYO - Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO:6502) today announced the development of an on-chip switched-capacitor DC-DC converter for wireless ICs that offers up to 95.8% efficiency with a 0.85-to-3.6V wide input voltage range, and a 0.1-to-1.9V wide output voltage range. The DC-DC converter extends the battery life of wireless devices, and supports use of both 3V lithium battery and 1.5V alkaline battery with the same design. This advance was announced at the 2016 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC) in San Francisco, California, on February 2.

Many of today’s wireless ICs have embedded DC-DC converters instead of LDO regulators to reduce the power consumption of the ICs. However, mainstream inductor-based DC-DC converters require an inductor that is relatively bulky and expensive. Capacitor-based DC-DC converters have gained attention recently on their ability to offer a compact, low c ... Read more »

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Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of the Dubai Health Authority

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Thursday, February 4th 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The 6th Emirates Diabetes & Endocrine Congress (EDEC) opens today at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates. EDEC 2016 is an international event which will run for three days for healthcare professionals to discuss the ever increasing challenges and recent advances in the management of diabetes.

EDEC is organized by Emirates Diabetes Society (EDS) who aims to educate the healthcare community and enable professionals in providing patient care, counselling and guidance about diabetes and also develops local  guidelines for the management with a multidisciplinary approach.

EDS for the last five years is committed to developing a regional platform to unite the healthcare professionals ... Read more »

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New satellite data network will offer differentiated offerings of satellite architecture, and customised products and solutions for various market verticals

LUXEMBOURG - Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- SES S.A. (NYSE Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that it has launched a new satellite data network, SES Plus, that will offer customised products and solutions to tackle the evolving needs of the markets.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160203005601/en/

By leveraging SES's partnership with O3b Networks and its medium earth orbit (MEO) satellites, in combination with SES's geostationary (GEO) widebeams and upcoming HTS payloads, the global satellite operator will be able to offer multiple solutions that will address the diverse needs of the data markets. SES will also continue to invest in ground infrastructure to ensure easy access ... Read more »

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As Per the International Rating System for Services

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior unveiled on Tuesday the rating plaque at the MoI’s Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department’s customer service center, which received a 5-star rating according to the accredited Star Rating System for government service centers.

His Highness Sheikh Saif urged the Customer Service Department at the ministry to accelerate progress towards achieving the Government's vision, to increase customer satisfaction and usage rate of smart services to 80 per cent by 2018, according to the deadline set by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.

His Highness toured the Customer Service Center at the Vehicles and Drivers Licensing Department. He called upon staff member ... Read more »

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NEWARK, Del. & JACKSON, Wyo. - Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Luxury CardTM has launched three new metal credit card products with patented designs and construction: the top-tier MasterCard® Gold CardTM, the mid-level MasterCard® Black CardTM and the base-level MasterCard® Titanium CardTM.

This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full release here: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160203005422/en/

Luxury Card is the only credit card program in the world to offer a complete suite of metal and carbon cards, a proprietary 24K-gold-plated card and unlimited cash back redemptions up to 2%.

Along with state-of-the-art design and construction, the cards offer extraordinary Cardmember benefits including:

    Industry-Leading Rewards Program
    DOUBLE POINTS when redeemed for airfare. For example, 50,000 points will get you a $1,000 ticket
  ... Read more »

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“OTA secures strategic partnership with MTN, Africa’s largest mobile operator”

CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

 (BUSINESS WIRE)-- Travelstart, the South African-based Online Travel Agency (OTA) with offices throughout Africa and subsidiaries in the Middle East and Turkey, today announced a US$40 million funding from Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology investor. With the new funding comes a strategic partnership with Africa's largest mobile telecommunications provider MTN [JSE: MTN] which has a subscriber base of more than 230 million. The funding will be used for Travelstart’s expansion and to solidify the company’s position as the biggest OTA player on that continent.

Africa is considered the last frontier in online travel. In most developed countries Internet and mobile travel purchases now represent the lion’s share of the online travel market while in Africa web- ... Read more »

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ATLANTA - Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- J.M. Huber Corporation, through its Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) division, announces today it has acquired the Martinswerk business of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB). The Martinswerk portfolio is now officially part of the Fire Retardant Additives (FRA) business unit of HEM.

Huber’s largest acquisition in over 10 years, the transaction includes Martinswerk’s manufacturing facility in Bergheim, Germany, more than 470 employees and the following product lines:

    Martinal® precipitated and ground alumina trihydrate
    Magnifin® premium precipitated magnesium hydroxide
    A variety of specialty chemical products:
        Martifin® specialty hydrates for paper
        Martoxid® aluminum oxide primarily for ceramics
... Read more »

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OSAKA, Japan - Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation today announced that it developed the CMOS image sensor (APD-CMOS) that uses avalanche photodiodes (APDs)*1in each pixel. The company has succeeded in obtaining 10,000 times multiplied*2 electric signals by means of the APDs' multiplication of photoelectrons that are generated by photoelectric conversion in the photodetector. This allows you to take sharp color images even under starlight (illuminance of 0.01 lux) or in other similarly dark places.

*1 Photodiodes that are capable of obtaining large electric signals from weak light (i.e. small numbers of photons). Large output signals can be obtained by multiplying photoelectrons that are generated in the photoelectric conversion layer.

*2 In comparison with image sensors without a multiplication function (according to our own research as of February 3, 2016)

This new image sensor allows for highly sen ... Read more »

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TOKYO - Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced the release of the English edition of “Toshiba Semiconductor & Storage Products Company Environmental Report 2015,” its annual review of environmental policy, measures and activities.

The 2015 report covers activities in fiscal 2014, including efforts to reduce environmental impacts and greenhouse gas emissions in semiconductor and storage product production processes, as core components of environmental management and efforts toward establishing a sustainable society. The report also covers environmental assessments of semiconductor and storage products at the design and development stages, and the environmental communications carried out at each manufacturing site.

In its “Introduction”, the report explains Toshiba Semiconductor and Storage Products Company’s efforts to conserve biodiversity efforts, includ ... Read more »

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Popular Experiential Zone Features Interactive Demonstrations Showcasing the Impact of Mobile Technology; Includes Exhibits from AT&T, Global M2M Association, Jasper, KT Corporation and Sierra Wireless

LONDON - Wednesday, February 3rd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The GSMA Innovation City will return once more to Mobile World Congress, inviting visitors to explore an immersive city environment and experience first-hand how mobile technology is positively impacting the world around us. The City is one of the most popular exhibition spaces at the show, welcoming almost 28,000 visitors, or nearly one-third of all Mobile World Congress attendees, in 2015. It will host numerous cutting-edge interactive demonstrations that span a diverse range of sectors and cater to a wide range of interests including industry, transport, health, home and retail, amongst many others.

“The Innovation City continues to be one the biggest draws at Mobile World Congre ... Read more »

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ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Tuesday, February 2nd 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) launched an outreach campaign about light air sports. This campaign will be held in association with the Air Support Department at the Directorate General of Security Support, the General Secretariat of the Office of H.H Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, and will last for two weeks.

H.E Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, Director General of GCAA, said that the authority has enacted a federal legislation regarding the use of drones. The legislation stipulates the need for drone operators to adhere to national drone piloting requirements and defines related prohibited activities, especially given the wide range of people who use these systems, who often lack the necessary experience and information. The GCAA has given special attention to enhance the public’s knowledge and understanding of the requirements, legislation and best practices rel ... Read more »

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Crime Scene Extended to Three Emirates

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Sunday, January 31st 2016 [ME NewsWire]

The Operation Spirit of Cooperation seized 794,892 pills in the possession of three dealers in Al Ain and Ajman, Abu Dhabi Police said. The operation was executed by a professional anti-narcotics team in coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Federal Directorate General at the Ministry of Interior, the General Department of Anti-Narcotics at Dubai Police and the Anti-Narcotic Department of the Ajman Police.

Colonel Dr. Rashid Mohammad Borshid, Head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters said that “Spirit of Cooperation” had been chosen as the name for the operation due to the cooperation, teamwork spirit and mutual fruitful coordination among all anti-narcotics entities through which the operation was executed. He continued that the suspects were closely monitored, which led to the arre ... Read more »

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