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TrendForce Says Prices of Certain LED Package Products Went Down Slightly in January, Suppliers Promote the Sales of Mid-power 3030 LEDs

14 Feb

LEDinside, a division of TrendForce, reports that some high and mid-power LED package products in China’s market witnessed slight price drop in January 2018 as suppliers were trying to clear inventory at the year end. (more…)

AI Expo: What to Expect at the AI Expo Global in London this April

14 Feb

The thought leadership conference and exhibition, the AI Expo Global is set to arrive in London’s Olympia on the 18-19th of April and will bring together AI leaders from key industries covering marketing, finance, government, public sector, healthcare, cyber security, HR & recruitment, automotive, industrial, developer, enterprise and consumer sectors. (more…)

Three New Chinese Emojis Designed by Baidu’s Facemoji Keyboard Team Will be Available in the Emoji Dictionary in 2018

13 Feb

The Unicode Consortium has revealed a list of 157 new emojis that will be added to version 11 of the Unicode Standard in 2018, including three Chinese cultural hallmarks: a red envelope (hóng bāo), a firecracker (biān pào) and a moon cake (yuè bĭng). (more…)

Accenture Expands Industry X.0 Innovation Network with Opening of IIoT Innovation Center in Modena, Italy

13 Feb

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is expanding its Industry X.0 Innovation Network in Europe with the opening of an industrial internet of things (IIoT) Innovation Center in Modena. The center will offer clients a way to explore, test and scale IIoT solutions and take advantage of the latest disruptive technologies to achieve new levels of efficiency and sources of growth through improvements in product development, engineering, manufacturing, customer experiences and cybersecurity. (more…)

Gogoro Offers Free Use of Battery-Swap System

13 Feb

Gogoro, Taiwan’s leading electric motorcycle manufacturer, has offered free licensing of its battery-swap system, in order to encourage other players joining the market. (more…)

Canadian Company Prospects Century-Old Silver Mine for Cobalt to Feed the Hungry Electrical Vehicle Market

12 Feb

The growth of electric vehicle (EV) market has contributed to the already enormous market appetite for raw materials used in the production of lithium-ion batteries. According to an article published by the Wall Street Journal on 29 January 2018, the UK commodities research firm CRU Group said that total annual demand for cobalt will be threefold of the current global production by 2030. (more…)

Allied Motion Receives New $70 Million Award for Vehicle Market Solution

12 Feb

Allied Motion Technologies Inc. , a designer and manufacturer that sells precision motion control products and solutions to the global market, announced that it recently won the nomination for an approximate $70 million award to provide a customer-specific solution for the Company’s Vehicle market, primarily in Europe. Revenue for the application is expected to begin ramping in 2020 and be substantially completed in 2028. This award is in addition to the previously disclosed Vehicle market awards received since May 2017, and brings the total awards received for Vehicle Market solutions to over $225 million, an average of approximately $32 million in revenue per year over about seven years. (more…)

Panasonic Fulfills 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project in Its 100th Anniversary, Bringing Light to Off-grid Communities Globally

12 Feb

Panasonic Corporation announced the successful completion of its 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, which has brought light to off-grid communities in 30 countries through 131 non-profit and other organizations in the last five years. Since the project’s inception in February 2013, a total of 102,716 solar lanterns have been donated, including 5,004 lanterns given today to Indonesia, which has marked the end of the project. (more…)

Pacifico Energy Raises 15.5 Billion Yen for Its First Solar Fund

9 Feb

Pacifico Energy K.K. (“Pacifico”) has announced that Pacifico has successfully completed the launch of its first solar investment fund (the “Fund”). The Fund will be comprised of 5 Japanese solar power plants totaling over 100 MWdc. The Fund has successfully completed the acquisitions of the 3 solar plants in Chiba and Miyagi prefecture and is in process of acquiring 2 other solar plants (one plant in eastern Japan and the other in western Japan). (more…)

Rovius Cloud Appliances Accelerate Enterprise Cloud Deployment

9 Feb

Accelerite, a provider of software for digital transformation infrastructure, has announced the general availability of a new product suite, Rovius Cloud Appliance, integrating compute, storage and virtualization to deliver a fully-managed enterprise cloud that is ready to consume in minutes. Developed on Dell EMC infrastructure, Rovius Cloud Appliance bridges the gap between on-premises infrastructure and public cloud to support increasingly distributed, elastic and unpredictable workloads. (more…)