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Providing certainty of leadership and direction in a transformative era 

TORONTO -Thursday 22 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- KPMG International today announced that William (Bill) B. Thomas has been unanimously reelected to serve a second term as Global Chairman & CEO of KPMG. Following a decision by the Global Board, one year ahead of schedule, to extend Bill’s term, his current tenure will now extend to September 30th, 2025, providing certainty of leadership and direction for KPMG as it focuses on supporting clients and stakeholders.

Since his appointment as Global Chairman & CEO in 2017, Bill has overseen the development and implementation of KPMG’s global strategy, a roadmap to achieving KPMG’s bold ambition to become the most trusted and trustworthy professional services firm and translate that into growth. KPMG has also launched a US$5bn digital strategy investment plan and expanded several key alliances, en ... Read more »

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates-Thursday 22 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Internationally acclaimed innovator of visual display technology and digital devices, BenQ, announces a collaboration with Zoom. BenQ’s large-format interactive displays and digital signages will now deliver video conference solutions through Zoom Video Communications, Inc. The tech giant’s integration with Zoom reaffirms BenQ’s commitment to cater to the ongoing and upcoming demands for corporate visual communication and video conferencing.

“BenQ’s focus remains on meeting the professional and lifestyle needs of our consumer base that derives so much convenience and efficiency from our offerings,” said Manish Bakshi, MD, BenQ Middlea East. “During this pandemic that has completely changed the way most people work, it is BenQ’s continual effort to facilitate our customers by enhancing the efficiency of remote communications through video conferencing an ... Read more »

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ISTANBUL-Thursday 22 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- In occasion of its fifteenth anniversary, P.I. Works today revealed a company-wide rebranding, including a major upgrade to its current product portfolio. The rebrand reflects the evolution of the solution capabilities and its vision as a dynamic and leading vendor in the industry.

As part of the rebrand, the company has embarked on a revamp of its official webpage, www.piworks.net and an extensive transformation of its entire product portfolio, now featuring new capabilities including enhanced customer-centric automation, automation beyond radio network, open architecture and AI-based automation tools.

The announcement also saw the renaming of the company’s popular product family, uSON to the P.I. Works EVO PlatformTM. Synonymous with EVOlution, the new identity is aimed at representing the company’s vision to drive the zero-touch evolution of mobile networks.

Thanks to it ... Read more »

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SINGAPORE & COURBEVOIE, France-Thursday 22 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Mastercard has teamed up with IDEMIA, the global leader in Augmented Identity, and MatchMove, a Singapore-based fintech, on their first pilot in Asia of a biometric card that uses a fingerprint to authorize transactions at in-store payment terminals.

The card, with the product name F.CODE Easy, takes the seamless and intuitive experience of biometric authentication from a smartphone to a smart card. It makes transactions more convenient, safe and secure by eliminating the need for a cardholder to provide a PIN number or signature, thereby reducing touch points in public places.

Developed by IDEMIA in accordance with Mastercard’s technical and design specifications, F.CODE Easy ensures privacy and security by storing all biometric credentials on the card chip rather than a central database. The battery-free card, which harvests energy from payment terminals to po ... Read more »

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BIGFORK, Mont.-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, uAvionix Corporation announced it has filed a Technical Standard Order (TSO) application with the FAA Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) for its flagship Mode S ADS-B OUT transponder for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The ping200X follows a line of groundbreaking, low Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) avionics developed and certified by uAvionix for UAS and General Aviation aircraft. Approval is expected in Q4 2020.

Weighing only 50 grams, the Level 2els Class 1 transponder packs a punch, delivering 250W of transmit power while only drawing an average of 1.5W, making its profile small enough to be fitted onto Group 1 and 2 UAS.

ping200X will be certified to TSO-C112e (Mode S), TSO-C166b (ADS-B OUT), and TSO-C88b (altitude encoder), enabling airspace access, regulatory, and Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) acceptance worldwide.

ping200X will be the first TSO Certifie ... Read more »

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CAMBRIDGE, England-Thursday 22 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Arm today announced that it has been recognized by TSMC as a recipient of the OIP Partner of the Year award for its best-in-class Processor IP for the sixth consecutive year.

"Arm is honored to once again receive the OIP Partner of the Year award for Processor IP from TSMC," said Drew Henry, senior vice president, IPG Strategy and Operations, Arm. "Our close collaboration with TSMC helps our customers and partners design world-class silicon solutions for the tiniest of IoT devices to high-performance cloud data centers.”

“I’m pleased to congratulate Arm as the winner of the 2020 TSMC OIP Partner of the Year award for Processor IP,” said Suk Lee, senior director of Design Infrastructure Management Division at TSMC. “We look forward to our continued partnership to address customers’ design challenges and extend the development of PPA- ... Read more »

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YIWU, China-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The 26th China Yiwu International Commodities (Standards) Fair ("Yiwu Fair") will be held at Yiwu International Expo Center on October 21-25, 2020. Founded in 1995 and as one of the three export exhibitions sponsored by China’s Ministry of Commerce, Yiwu Fair is now the largest, most influential, and most effective daily necessities exhibition in China.

Yiwu Fair 2020 will be China’s first large-scale foreign trade exhibition presented both online and offline in the wake of the pandemic. It is expected to attract more than 50,000 professional buyers, with 3,400 international standard booths, covering hardware, electromechanical facilities, electronic & electrical appliances, daily necessities, crafts & ornaments, stationery & office goods, toys, sporting & outdoor products, knitwear, and gift packaging.

This year, Yiwu Fair will invite around 10 delega ... Read more »

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 New Velodyne White Paper Shows How Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) Can be Improved to Reduce Nighttime Dangers to Pedestrians

SAN JOSE, Calif.-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Velodyne Lidar, Inc. (Nasdaq: VLDR) today published a white paper that calls for independent performance testing of driver assistance systems to be expanded to include dark nighttime scenarios. The change would address a gap in current testing protocols that primarily looks at daytime conditions and largely overlooks the risks to pedestrians from driver assistance systems that perform poorly in dark nighttime conditions.

The white paper, called “Improving Pedestrian Automatic Emergency Braking (PAEB) in Dark, Nighttime Conditions,” can be downloaded here.

Over 6,000 pedestrians are killed every year in traffic-related crashes in the United States with the vast majority of fatalities occurring in dark conditions. To address th ... Read more »

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• Worldwide revenue of $5.3 billion decreased 2% sequentially

• International revenue of $4.1 billion decreased 1% sequentially

• North America revenue of $1.2 billion decreased 2% sequentially

• GAAP loss per share, including charges and credits of $0.22 per share, was $0.06

• EPS, excluding charges and credits, was $0.16

• Cash flow from operations was $479 million and free cash flow was $226 million

• Board approved quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share

HOUSTON-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) today reported results for the third quarter of 2020.

Third-Quarter Results

     
(Stated in millions, except per share amounts)

          
Three Months Ended

     
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PDI expands relationship with EG Group to more broadly serve the global convenience retailer’s multi-site network

ATLANTA-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PDI (www.pdisoftware.com), a global provider of enterprise software solutions to the convenience retail, wholesale petroleum and logistics industries, announced it is extending its business relationship with the UK-based gasoline and convenience retailer, EG Group.

EG Group is expanding its use of PDI’s ERP, Fuel Pricing, and Logistics solutions to thousands of sites across Europe, North America and Australia as part of the agreement. Additionally, they are currently exploring using PDI Marketing Cloud Solutions, a proven, industry-specific marketing solution that helps retailers drive topline revenue by combining back office, promotional and loyalty data to attract and retain customers. The announcement follows several acquisitions EG Group made in the U.S. and other m ... Read more »

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Nexeo Plastics, a leading global thermoplastics resin distributor, has signed an agreement with Kingfa to distribute their engineering thermoplastic products throughout Europe.

Effective immediately, Nexeo Plastics will carry and distribute Kingfa’s locally made compounds. Each product group offers a wide range of color-matching options and innate characteristics to improve manufacturing and end-product functionality. This includes an array of choices in unfilled, talc-filled, reinforced, toughened, flame-retardant and recycled compounds.

“We look forward to partnering with Nexeo Plastics to expand our footprint in Europe and reach new customers who are seeking high-quality, customized compounding solutions,” said Dr. D.H. Sun, managing director of Kingfa Europe.

Kingfa, a preeminent leader in the research, production and sales of advanced polymer materia ... Read more »

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 W20 Communiqué provides recommendations to expedite economic recovery through the empowerment of women

 

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

Women 20 (W20), the women’s engagement group to the G20, challenged G20 leaders to live up to their promises of the past and make women’s economic equality a reality.

Laying out measures to expedite the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the W20 presented its Communiqué to H.E. Dr. Majid Alqassabi, Minister of Commerce, Chair of G20 Trade and Investment, representing the Presidency of the G20.

The pandemic provides an opportunity for G20 leaders to reset G20 economies based on the full and equitable participation of women.

“Unless urgent action is taken, the pandemic will continue to exacerbate gender inequalities, expose vulnerabilities, and roll back gains made on women’s equality. Women will be disproportionately negatively ... Read more »

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, Euro Pacific Bank released the following statement:

Euro Pacific International Bank has not been contacted by any foreign regulators or taxing authorities about the inaccurate allegations asserted as factual in a story published October 18, 2020 in the Age, an Australian news organization working with the New York Times. We welcome the opportunity to provide the correct information to any government authority and are willing to spend as much time in person with those agencies at the Bank’s offices as necessary to show them the strength of our first-class compliance programs.

The former Euro Pacific Bank employee who spoke to this news corporation, made a number of baseless and unsubstantiated claims about the Bank as did a former Australian law enforcement officer, now working as a for hire consultant. Neither of them has had any contact with the Bank about its compl ... Read more »

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13 advance orders for new additive manufacturing system already received


CAMPBELL, Calif.-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- VELO3D, an innovator in digital manufacturing, announced the expansion of its systems portfolio to include Sapphire XC, an “Extra Capacity” large-format printer that will increase production throughput by 5X and reduce cost-per-part by up to 75%, when compared to the existing Sapphire system.

The company also announced plans to roll-out Sapphire Gen 2, which will be a software and hardware upgrade to the current system. Users can expect an improvement of anywhere between 10-50% in productivity and part-cost metrics when compared to the current Sapphire system. The Sapphire Gen 2 upgrade will be available to retrofit on all installed systems starting in Q2 2021.

The Sapphire product family now includes Sapphire Gen 2, the 1-meter tall Sapphire 1MZ and Sapphire XC—all using the lase ... Read more »

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SUNNYVALE, Calif.-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- JSR Life Sciences, LLC today announced that it is increasing its European footprint with a newly expanded, state-of-the-art facility that will co-locate primary European operations for its affiliate companies KBI Biopharma and Selexis SA. The two companies combined will occupy 8,700 square meters in the Stellar 32 campus within Geneva’s ZIPLO (Industrial Zone Plan-les-Ouates). KBI Biopharma’s expanded facility will enable the Company to offer clinical cGMP biologics bulk drug substance manufacturing for European clients. Selexis’ new workspaces will allow the Company to meet the increasing demand for its highly specialized mammalian cell line development technologies and services. Together, the companies anticipate creating more than 250 new highly technical jobs in the new facilities.

JSR Life Sciences invested in the co-located operations to help meet the needs of its Eu ... Read more »

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo.-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- DISH (NASDAQ:DISH) today announced that it has chosen Hansen Technologies’ catalog-driven software solutions as it builds the nation’s first cloud-native, Open RAN-compliant 5G network. These solutions include a product and service catalog, built from open APIs, that will seamlessly integrate with DISH’s customer and network systems.

“Hansen’s unified catalog is a key component within DISH’s 5G platform, enabling the timely introduction and management of products and services, and to rapidly prototype and launch innovative offers to the market,” said Atilla Tinic, Chief Information Officer, DISH.

“Hansen has a demonstrated ability to scale quickly for a rapidly-expanding 5G customer base,” added Stephen Bye, EVP, Chief Commercial Officer, DISH. “We look forward to working with their team as we bring our cloud-native network s ... Read more »

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SAN FRANCISCO-Wednesday 21 October 2020 [ AETOS Wire ]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Andersen Global expands its platform in Eastern Europe with the addition of collaborating firm REVERA, one of the top tier law firms in Belarus, broadening the organization’s coverage as it bolsters its foothold in the region.

Founded in 1998, the Minsk-based firm provides corporate, commercial, litigation, labor, antitrust, real estate and intellectual property law, focusing on tax and private client services. Led by Managing Partner Dmitry Arkhipenko, REVERA’s team of more than 50 lawyers represents a number of multinational companies and often participates in Belarus’ legislative process. Additionally, the firm has been recognized by Chambers Europe, Legal 500, IFLR 100 and Best Lawyers.

“For over 20 years, our firm has built a respectable reputation through our commitment to stewardship and independence, and our ability to provide clients with best-in-class so ... Read more »

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