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PTC’s ThingWorx Continues Strong Momentum as Industry-Leading IIoT Platform

21 Oct

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is concluding its 2019 fiscal year with the ThingWorx® Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform recognized as the IIoT platform of choice for industrial companies around the world. This continued recognition has been driven by alliance-led milestones, widespread client adoption, and the company’s ongoing investment in ThingWorx and commitment to its customers’ success. (more…)

Toshiba Releases Low Capacitance TVS Diodes Suitable for ESD Protection for Thunderbolt 3 and Other High Speed Signal Lines

21 Oct

Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) has started shipments of two low capacitance TVS diodes (ESD protection diodes) that support high speed communication standards, such as Thunderbolt 3, HDMI® 2.1 and USB 3.1. The new “DF2B5M4ASL” supports a maximum working peak reverse voltage of 3.6V, and “DF2B6M4ASL” supports 5.5V. (more…)

Artificial Intelligence Adoption and Investments Growing Rapidly Among Health Industry Leaders

18 Oct

Confidence and investment in artificial intelligence (AI) to improve health care remain high, according to a new survey of 500 U.S. health industry leaders from hospitals, health plans, life sciences and employers, on their attitudes and adoption of the technology. Significantly, compared with 2018 findings, this year’s results found a nearly 88% increase in the number of respondents who said their organizations have a strategy in place and have implemented AI. (more…)

Keysight’s 5G Conformance Test Solutions Selected by Bureau Veritas for Global 5G New Radio (NR) Device Certification

18 Oct

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company’s 5G conformance test solutions have been selected by Bureau Veritas for global 5G new radio (NR) device certification. (more…)

Arm Enables Custom Instructions for Embedded CPUs

17 Oct

At Arm® TechCon 2019, Arm CEO Simon Segars announced Arm Custom Instructions, a new feature for the Armv8-M architecture. Arm Custom Instructions will initially be implemented in Arm Cortex®-M33 CPUs starting in the first half of 2020 at no additional cost to new and existing licensees, enabling SoC designers to add their own instructions for specific embedded and IoT applications without risk of software fragmentation. (more…)

NTT Delivers Successful Ultra Reality Viewing of Live MLB Postseason Game

17 Oct

NTT (TOKYO:9432), a global technology and business solutions leader, and Major League Baseball (MLB) have successfully conducted a Proof of Concept (PoC) with NTT’s Ultra Reality Viewing technology (URV) as part of their recently announced multi-year technology agreement making the Japan-based company an official MLB partner in the United States. This implementation verified the feasibility of a real-time super-high definition surround video fan experience event, a first for a live sporting event in the United States. (more…)

Mitsubishi Electric’s KOTSUMON® System Uses AI Video Technology to Analyze Production Line Workers’ Motions

16 Oct

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) has announced its newly developed KOTSUMON® system uses the company’s Maisart®* artificial-intelligence (AI) technologies to extract video data for the automatic identification and analysis of specific types of human motions, such as those of workers on production lines. The system simply requires a normal video to automatically measure work efficiency and detect omitted or mistaken motions, which manufacturers are expected to use to upgrade their line operations for improved productivity. (more…)

Digitally-Led Mid-Tier Merchants on Track to Win Global Innovation Race, Research by ACI Worldwide and Ovum Reveals

16 Oct

Digitally-driven mid-tier merchants that are able to bring new and innovative products and services quickly to market as well as deliver a consistent focus on customer experience are winning the global innovation race, new research by ACI Worldwide and Ovum reveals. According to the Culture of Innovation Index, 37 percent of mid-tier merchants with annual revenues between $5bn and $10bn are either ‘Advanced’ or ‘Trailblazers’ when it comes to innovation, whereas 23 percent in this group are classified as ‘Laggards.’ (more…)

Because Year-end Holiday Seasons’ Demand Has Risen and Panel Capacity Shrank, in Sep. Prices of Some TV Panels Were Reduced Their Drop Scale and Might Stop Falling, Says TrendForce

15 Oct

According to WitsView, a division of TrendForce, its latest survey pointed out that TV panel prices had significantly dropped for 4 consecutive months since May. Prices of more than half of size segments have lowered to below cash costs. (more…)

Ninzi-Connect and Serotec Selected as Key Aspect Software Partnerships in South Africa

15 Oct

Aspect Software, a leading provider of enterprise contact centre and workforce optimisation software, has announced partnerships with two of the top customer engagement solution providers in the South African market, Ninzi-Connect and Serotec. (more…)