Better memristors for brain-like computing

TSUKUBA, Japan, May 15, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Scientists are getting better at making neurone-like junctions for computers that mimic the human brain's random information processing, storage and recall. Fei Zhuge of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and colleagues reviewed the latest developments in the design of these 'memristors' for the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.


Researchers are developing computer hardware for artificial intelligence that allows for more random and simultaneous information transfer and storage, much like the human brain.


Computers apply artificial intelligence programs to recall previously learned information and make predictions. These programs are extremely energy- and time-intensive: typically, vast volumes of data must be transferred between separate memory and processing units. To solve this issue, researchers have been developing computer hardware that allows for more random and simultaneous information transfer and storage, much like the human brain.

Electronic circuits in these 'neuromorphic' computers include memristors that resemble the junctions between neurones called synapses. Energy flows through a material from one electrode to another, much like a neurone firing a signal across the synapse to the next neurone. Scientists are now finding ways to better tune this intermediate material so the information flow is more stable and reliable.

"Oxides are the most widely used materials in memristors," says Zhuge. "But oxide memristors have unsatisfactory stability and reliability. Oxide-based hybrid structures can effectively improve this."

Memristors are usually made of an oxide-based material sandwiched between two electrodes. Researchers are getting better results when they combine two or more layers of different oxide-based materials between the electrodes. When an electrical current flows through the network, it induces ions to drift within the layers. The ions' movements ultimately change the memristor's resistance, which is necessary to send or stop a signal through the junction.

Memristors can be tuned further by changing the compounds used for electrodes or by adjusting the intermediate oxide-based materials. Zhuge and his team are currently developing optoelectronic neuromorphic computers based on optically-controlled oxide memristors. Compared to electronic memristors, photonic ones are expected to have higher operation speeds and lower energy consumption. They could be used to construct next generation artificial visual systems with high computing efficiency.

Further information
Fei Zhuge
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Email: zhugefei@nimte.ac.cn

About Science and Technology of Advanced Materials Journal

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STAM Publishing Director
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日本のイラストレーターと台湾康軒版教科書 日本と台湾の越境コラボレーションで台湾の古典的なテキストに新しい読書体験

東京 - 2021年5月11日 - (JCN Newswire) - 日本のイラストレーションアートはすでに専門であり、小説から文学作品までますます重要の役割になっている。優れたイラストレーションは作品に役立つ。

近年、日本の教科書の表紙や内側のページにもイラストレーターがある。そして2018年には台湾の教科書出版社も日本のイラストレーターと協力して台湾の教科書のイラストを描いた。

写真:台湾の康軒版の中学校教科書第1巻の最初のレッスン「夏の夜」

異文化交流は、台湾の教科書に新しい感覚をもたらした。

水上多摩江:「ナミヤ雑貨店の奇迹」の表紙画像の作者

水上多摩江は有名な銅版画家で、雑誌や本のデザインが得意だ。彼女は多くの出版社の表紙やイラストを描いたり、多数の個展やグループ展を開催したりしたことがある。彼女の名作は東野圭吾氏の「ナミヤ雑貨店の奇迹」(台湾訳:自治食料品店)の表紙画像と中勘助氏の「銀の匙」の表紙画像だ。

「夏の夜」:台湾の不朽の古典的なテキスト、台湾人の共通の記憶

水上多摩江の作品は台湾で最も売れている日本の文学小説の中に出るだけでなく、台湾の康軒版教科書にも登場した。彼女は日本で初めての人物となった。

台湾の中学校の1年生の台湾教科書の最初のクラスは常に子供の詩人楊喚氏によって書かれた「夏の夜」だった。このテキストは理解しやすく、想像力に満ちている。したがって、何十年も台湾の教科書に選ばれた。何度も教科書改革しても、「夏の夜」も置き換えられていなかった。

台湾の教科書にある「夏の夜」は、特別で重要なものであり、中学生が台湾を学ぶ最初のレッスンであるだけでなく、台湾人の共通の記憶でもある。

台湾の教科書出版社である康軒は、水上多摩江に「夏の夜」のイラストを描いてもらい、シンプルでナチュラルなスタイルで「夏の夜」のコアコンセプトを的確にアピールし、このクラシックに多くの新しい感覚を加える。

美的教育政策に対応し、台湾康軒出版社は海を越えて越境コラボレーションを行っている

近年、台湾は「美的教育」を提唱しており、さまざまな教科書出版社が文化的・創造的なデザインチームを導入してレイアウトを改革するだけでなく、多数のイラストレーターと協力して多くのイラストをテキストに追加している。

これらの「越境コラボレーション」は、教科書を絵本や雑誌に変え、読みやすくなった。そして学生が教科書を開く意欲をかき立てる。

水上多摩江と康軒出版社の協力は、日本と台湾の教科書間の越境コラボレーションの第一歩を踏み出しただけでなく、台湾におけるこの古典的な教科書の新しい感覚を生み出した。

将来的には、日本と台湾の越境コラボレーションがますます増え、教育界や文化界の花火になると思われる。

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E-House's open strategy to acquire an 85% stake in Tmall Haofang

SHENZHEN, CHINA, May 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - On April 28, E-House China Enterprise Holdings Co., Ltd. (2048.HK) announced it had acquired an 85% stake in Tmall Haofang, through an issue of 248 million new E-House shares to Alibaba (NYSE: BABA; 9988.HK). At HK$ 7.50 per share, it was the equivalent to an acquisition at HK$ 1.86 billion.

At the same time, Alibaba, E-House founder and chairman Zhou Xin, and Alibaba's Yunfeng Fund invested HK$ 990 million, HK$ 1 billion and HK$ 500 million respectively at the price of HK$ 7.50 per share to subscribe to 132 million, 133 million and 66.67 million new shares of E-House.

On completion, Tmall Haofang will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of E-House, while Alibaba will continue to grant exclusive Tmall permits to Tmall Haofang including the name, domain name, trademark and other brand attributes, and simultaneously provide technical, product, data, operational and other means of support.

In terms of shareholding ratio, Zhou Xin will hold 22.84% shares of E-House to remain its largest shareholder, while Ali with 22.57% becomes the second-largest shareholder, and Yunfeng Fund 2.86%. Zhou Xin, as Chairman of the E-House Board of Directors, officially wrote an open letter "Hello, Tmall Haofang!" A few words were highlighted for the outside world: "After cooperation and upgrading, E-House will emphasize the three pillar businesses of Tmall Haofang: new housing transactions, a new housing agency and Kerry Big Data."

This means that E-House will venture into the Internet transaction platform as a new housing agency and real estate big data and consulting service. It isn't an exaggeration to say Alibaba has provided E-House with more than support, not only in the transfer of Tmall Haofang, but also by increasing its E-House shareholding, and by providing exclusive authorization, technology, products, traffic and many other means of support. It is evidence of Alibaba's belief in the prospects of E-House successfully transforming imagination into market reality.

In fact, we see from experience with Lianja's Shell Search online real estate brokerage that platforms are valued against their potential to develop, as seen by higher valuations in the capital market. According to the data, Lianjia's annual sales were RMB 1 trillion in 2017, but by 2020, sales with Shell's ACN (Asian Cooperative Network) reached RMB 3.5 trillion, and Lianja's market cap exceeded USD 60 billion.

Real estate transactions have exceeded 20 trillion yuan nationwide. Yet there remains much potential and opportunity for integration, and another big player is venturing in. Zhou Xin said in his open letter, "This is an important milestone for the domestic real estate service industry and E-House." When "There are good houses on Tmall" has changed to "To buy good houses on Tmall", E-House strategy has evolved into an online real estate transaction platform, and the digitalization of real estate has also accelerated.

01. Build a new digital infrastructure of real estate

Since its founding more than two decades ago, E-House has been deeply involved in the real estate industry, from a new housing agency service initially to a real estate big data consulting service and then to a real estate brokerage platform. For most of that time, E-House's core business was traditional real-estate agency services. According to the 2020 financial report, 32.9 million sq.m were successfully brokered via E-House for sales of RMB 405.6 billion, accounting for about 40% of E-House revenues.

However, from 2016 it was gathering a large number of medium and small to micro brokerage firms on the Fangyou platform, while launching a series of products such as the Youfang market resources sharing platform and Youfangtong and E-House Fangyou Management System vigorously promoting online and interactive new and pre-owned housing brokerage business, stimulating a rapid increase in the proportion of e-revenue.

2020 was the turning point for E-House. With the COVID-19 pandemic, online real estate transactions were ascendant. In November 2020 E-House completed the acquisition of Leju Holdings Ltd (NYSE: LEJU), a digital real estate media and online transaction platform, which had become a key ecological link for E-House in building a closed loop in which to complete real estate transactions.

And then came Alibaba. Working together with deep cooperation for online and offline real estate transactions, digital marketing and post-transaction services, E-House and Ali jointly launched the "Real Estate Transaction Collaboration Mechanism" (ETC), which is equivalent to, but more open and efficient than ACN brokerage system of Shell. From the results of promotion and operation across China, a new win-win brokerage ecological system is growing rapidly.

According to statistics, during 2020 double eleventh festival, a total of 41,775 transactions were cumulatively achieved via the ETC collaboration mechanism with transaction volume of 93.1 billion yuan in 236 cities nationwide.

It is understood that around real estate transactions, E-House faces real estate developers, intermediaries and asset proprietors, and promotes the digital upgrade of real estate transactions and operations with the help of Cree Big Data, Fangyou brokerage platform, Leju, etc. and strives to gradually build new infrastructure in the domain of real estate.

Under the background of "three red lines", it is more difficult for developers to yield profits, and even the marketing expenses of some projects have been as high as 5%. The digital new infrastructures have brought a new possibility for the whole industry. All these are regarded as the efforts of E-House in real estate digitalization, and gradually reveal the unique value of E-House in the domain of real estate. The cooperation between E-House and Ali shows E-House's professional and resource advantages in the domain of real estate transactions, which directly paves the way for E-House to acquire Tmall Haofang to venture into the real estate online transaction platform.

02. Layout of real estate internet transaction platform

The real estate transaction platform is a more valuable and imaginative domain. An evidence is the striking transformation from Lianjia to shell platform, which lays a direct foundation for a higher premium in the capital market.

From the perspective of industry scale data, the huge real estate transaction market will continue to grow up to approximately 25 trillion yuan in the coming three years according to the National Bureau of Statistics. If the marketing expenses of new and pre-owned housing is calculated at the rate of 2.5% and 1.5% of the transaction volume respectively, the overall market capacity of real estate marketing expenses will reach 500-600 billion or so.

The cooperation between Tmall Haofang and E-House marks that a new pioneer will be ushered to the broad market. The advantages of both sides open a window for complementary win-win cooperation to bring great expectations to the entire industry.

In fact, many intermediaries and developers expect to build their own real estate transaction platforms. However, due to the difficulty in seeking customers, insufficient housing resources, real and false housing resources, interest conflict among brokers and many other challenges, it is difficult for most of them to set up a large real estate transaction platform.

However, Tmall itself is a B2C mall, with monthly active users over 50 million. The sufficient traffic is helpful to alleviate the difficulty in seeking customers. From Ali's practice in the vertical field, it has successfully built Ali Health and Tmall Haofang is regarded as another practice of Ali in the vertical field of real estate, attracting more optimistic expectations from the outside world.

Tmall Haofang has built a real estate transaction platform to address the problems that exist in the transaction process by using Ali's system and technical solution. Small, medium and micro-stores, brand owners, property service providers, etc. can participate in the transaction service, chain commission sharing and fund supervision online, so that the transaction will be "simple, efficient, fair and open".

While E-House gives full play to the advantages of housing and brokerage companies. For E-House, E-House has been dedicated to the domain of new housing service for many years, and established a good relationship with developers as well as vast small and medium-sized brokerage stores.

Among them, the close ties between E-House and real estate enterprises can be confirmed from the shareholders when E-House went public. As shown in the prospectus, 26 out of the top 100 real estate enterprises in China subscribed for their shares respectively. By the end of 2017, the first-hand housing sales network of E-House has covered domestic 186 cities, and entered into long-term strategic partnership with dozens out of the top 100 real estate enterprises.

Meanwhile, for medium, small and micro brokerage firms across China empowered by asset-light strategy, E-House has built an overall resource pool for 10,000+ stores, 30,000 channels and 10,000 communities. In addition, the E-House ETC model is more open and fair: customers can have access to the housing resources directly so efficiency can improve significantly; channel dealers expand customer resource channels and find solutions to lost orders, commission sharing and various other problems; and buyers will have improved efficiency of housing inspection and an optimized transaction process.

It is undoubted that the difficulties in building a large platform for real estate transactions have been solved little by little under the joint efforts of E-House and Ali. The prospects of this acquisition rely more on the capacity of implementation. As Zhou Wei said in his open letter, Tmall Haofang will "build a new digital infrastructure for real estate marketing, empower brokerage firms and millions of brokers, and contribute to promoting the digitalization and intelligence of the real estate industry in an all-round manner, so that no difficulties will exist in real estate transactions".

For this reason, after reaching a deal with Ali, Zhou Xin set in his letter to employees the target of 3 million DAU, 2000 billion GTV2 and 50 billion yuan revenue in the next three years. From his target, Zhou Xin is confident in the prospects of Tmall Haofang.

As indicated in 2020 annual report of E-House, the GTV of real estate agency service and real estate brokerage network service reached 513.4 billion yuan, with a total income of 8.0515 billion yuan and a profit of 439.2 million yuan in 2020. GTV and revenue are expected to increase fourfold and sixfold respectively in the next three years. It means that the compound growth rate of E-House's revenue in the coming three years will be 84.2%. Compared with this growth rate, E-House's current estimated value of more than 40 times is obviously underestimated.

It is not difficult to imagine that with the investment and promotion on Tmall Haofang, the income composition and profit structure of E-House will change accordingly in future. And meanwhile, the valuation system will be reconstructed after the quantitative change finally leads to qualitative change.

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エーザイと国立がん研究センターが「希少がんならびに難治性がんに対する抗がん剤治療開発を加速させる創薬研究手法に関する研究」を開始

TOKYO, May 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - エーザイ株式会社(本社:東京都文京区、代表執行役CEO:内藤晴夫、以下 エーザイ)と国立研究開発法人国立がん研究センター(所在地:東京都中央区、理事長:中釜斉、以下 国立がん研究センター)は、「希少がんならびに難治性がんに対する抗がん剤治療開発を加速させる創薬研究手法に関する研究」について研究開発契約を締結し、研究活動を開始したことをお知らせします。本研究開発プロジェクトは、国立研究開発法人日本医療研究開発機構(以下、AMED)の医療研究開発革新基盤創成事業(CiCLE)の支援により実施します。

希少がんは、患者数が非常に少ないため、製薬企業単独では開発が困難であり、製造販売承認に至る薬剤は限られています。また、患者数が多いがんにおいても、標準治療が確立されていない難治性がんなどは研究開発の難易度が高く、新薬創製の障壁となっています。このような背景のもと、希少がんや難治性がんの患者様にいち早く有効な治療法をお届けするためには、薬剤の効果を予め確認する非臨床研究での治療効果予測を高精度かつ効率的に証明し、続く臨床試験への移行をシームレスに行うこと、さらに実際の治療効果や副作用、薬剤耐性の作用機序を解明することが重要です。そのため、本研究開発プロジェクトでは、臨床での有効性を高精度に予測可能なPDX(Patient-Derived Xenograft:患者由来のがん組織を免疫不全マウスに移植したモデル)ライブラリーとがんゲノムデータを用いてその実現をめざします。

エーザイは、グローバルに承認を取得した微小管ダイナミクス阻害剤エリブリンメシル酸塩(製品名:ハラヴェン)とマルチキナーゼ阻害剤レンバチニブメシル酸塩(製品名:レンビマ)に関する経験を活かし、製品ポートフォリオマネジメントの基本戦略として、「がんゲノミクス」と「がん微小環境」を重点領域と定め、新規抗がん剤の研究開発を進めています。

国立がん研究センターは、国内における希少がんを含めた全がん種を対象とした基礎研究、疫学研究、臨床試験をリードする存在であり、2020年5月にはAMED CiCLEの支援により、臨床情報を付帯した日本人がん患者由来の大規模PDXライブラリー「J-PDX」を構築し、基盤・環境の整備を完了しています。J-PDXには、希少がんや難治性がんも含め既に410種以上のPDXが樹立されています(2021年3月現在)。

本契約に基づく研究開発では、エーザイと国立がん研究センターが共同して、エーザイ創製の新薬候補品に対して、患者臨床情報が付帯するJ-PDXを用いて臓器横断的に非臨床研究を行い、臨床試験に移行すべき薬剤と対象がん種を決定します。そのうえで希少がんならびに難治性がんを対象に医師主導治験を実施し、臨床での有用性を確認するとともに、承認申請をめざします。さらに、治療前後の腫瘍組織からPDXを樹立し、薬剤応答性ならびにがんゲノムの比較解析を行い、新規創薬ターゲットの探索と薬剤耐性機序の解明に取り組み、新たな創薬への展開を検討します。これらの取り組みにより、日本における新規抗がん剤開発を加速させる創薬研究システムの確立をめざします。

エーザイと国立がん研究センターは、本契約に基づく研究開発を通じて、アンメット・メディカル・ニーズの高い希少がんならびに難治性がんに対する治療薬の創出に取り組むことによって、がん患者様とそのご家族、さらには医療従事者の多様なニーズの充足とベネフィット向上により一層貢献してまいります。

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https://www.eisai.co.jp/news/2021/news202135.html

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Man Wah FY2021 Revenue from Main Business Up 35% to HK$16.4 Billion Despite Harsh Market Conditions, Net Profit Rises to HK$1.92 Billion

HONG KONG, May 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Man Wah Holdings Limited ("Man Wah" or the "Group", stock code: 1999) today announced its audited annual results for the year ended 31 March 2021 ("FY2021" or the "Review Year"). During the Review Year, Man Wah actively promoted the development of its domestic business, enabling the Group to overcome effectively the adverse external impact on its business. The Group's market share in China's recliner sofa market has expanded to 59%, an achievement which has made it the world's top seller of recliner sofas for three consecutive years.

In FY2021, the Group's sales revenue (excluding those from real estate, malls and other businesses) increased by 35.3% to HK$16.43 billion as it received a strong boost from sales revenue in the China market where revenue significantly increased by approximately 61.9%. Profit Attributable to Owners of the Company expanded by 17.5% to HK$1.92 billion. Net profit margin was approximately 11.7%. As of 31 March 2021, the Group was in a sound financial position, with a bank balance and cash of approximately HK$2.4 billion, and a current ratio at 1.4.

To reward shareholders for their long-term support, the Board has proposed a final dividend of HK16 cents per share. Together with the interim dividend of HK10 cents that was already paid, the total dividend for the year amounted to HK26 cents per ordinary share, representing a dividend payment ratio of 52.7% and an increase of 8.4 percentage points compared to the dividend payment ratio of 44.3% in the previous year.

Business Review

China Market
During the Review Year, China's overall economy faced daunting challenges posed by the pandemic, but opportunities emerged as consumption recovered and demand for household products expanded. By employing effective store expansion, marketing and store operation, vigorous development of e-commerce sales, and active promotion of business model innovation, the Group gained more market share in the Chinese furniture market and it achieved strong revenue growth. Revenue from its main business in the China market expanded by 61.9% to HK$9.98 billion, accounting for more than 60% of the Group's total revenue during the Review Year, and serving as its principal growth driver.

As of 31 March 2021, the Group had a total of 4,122 "CHEERS First-class Cabin" brand sofa and "CHEERS Five-star Mattress" brand stores in China. During the Review Year, the Group achieved a net increase of 1,125 in the number of its brand stores.

As regards online sales, the Group continued to enhance its sales on Tmall, JD.com and other e-commerce sales platforms, and it also actively promoted the live broadcast sales model. Using short video promotions, live broadcasts of its own stores, and in-depth collaboration with leading online streamers, the Group achieved a substantial expansion of business volume, fans base and brand influence. In addition, the Group also made active deployments in new retail business and it also undertook an integration of its online and offline business, a strategic move which drove online sales to grow by a very hefty approximate of 41.0% to HK$2.19 billion.

North America market
Although the Group's business was adversely affected by its strategy of shifting from exports to domestic sales amid the pandemic overseas, its export orders to North America resumed their rapid growth in the second quarter of 2020, marked notably by sales revenue of its main business from the North America market which rose by approximately 30.5% to HK$4.58 billion. The capacity of the Group's new plant in Vietnam, which started operating in 2020, increased rapidly, with most of the productions carried out for the U.S. customers have been basically transferred to the Vietnam plant, effectively mitigating the adverse impact of tariffs imposed by the US government.

Europe and other Overseas Markets
During the Review Year, the Group's revenue in Europe was inevitably affected by the impact of Brexit and COVID-19. However, revenue from its main business (excluding that from the Home Group) in Europe and other overseas markets only decreased by 6.5% to HK$876.6 million.

The Home Group had five sofa manufacturing plants in Poland, the Baltic States and Ukraine which are mainly engaged in the design and production of stationary sofas and sofa beds. Products of the Home Group are sold to many European furniture retailers. Revenue from its main business increased by 2.7% from the level in the same period last year.

Prospects
China's large population has indeed created a huge consumer market. In view of this, the Group will continue to strengthen its core competitiveness and branding in recliner sofas to maintain its leading position in the industry. It will also continue to raise its core competitiveness and build stronger barriers by further enhancing innovation and intelligent automation of iron frames and motors, representing moves that will ultimately reduce product costs and enable the attainment of price advantages. Since recliner sofas provide higher cost-performance and better styles, coupled with the introduction of e-commerce, live streaming, TikTok, and other measures, the Group has accelerated the exposure and recognition of recliner sofas. Looking ahead, Man Wah will continue to improve consumer experience on recliner sofas in both offline and online stores via experimental scenarios so as to create a better sales conversion rate.

With the easing of the pandemic and recovery of the economy, the export markets for recliner sofa will gradually pick up, with orders resuming their growth. In view of this, Man Wah has established its own brand "MW Home" in the North American market, and its export sales have posted growth. The Group also plans to expand its exports of stationary sofas, and produce more diversified and competitive products, as well as actively exploring more new customers, so as to maintain stable development of its export business.

Dr. Wong Man Li, Chairman of Man Wah, said, "Chinese consumers are giving more focus on comfort from household products. In view of this growing demand, the Group will continue focusing on stationary sofas, but it has also added more experiential functions and improved comfort of its recliner sofa products, providing consumers with a much enhanced experience. Thanks to the self-supply of core components, we are able to offer recliner sofas at more cost-effective prices to a wider range of families, while meeting rigid market demands. In the current market marked by low market share and differentiation, we insist on creating differentiated products and experiences for consumers in order for the Group to better achieve scale advantages and accelerate the penetration rate of our products in the soft market in the future, and bring better returns to our shareholders."



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三菱自動車、人事異動を発表

TOKYO, May 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 三菱自動車は本日、人事異動(2021年5月15日付)を以下のとおり発表しました。

◎ 2021年5月15日付

新/現/氏名
北アジア本部 本部長補佐 兼 北アジア販売・マーケティング部長/北アジア本部 本部長補佐/山本 賢一朗

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/jp/newsrelease/2021/detail5524.html

概要:三菱自動車工業株式会社

三菱自動車の企業コミュニケーションワード「Drive@earth」
地球を走る。地球と生きる。三菱自動車。

人とクルマ、社会とクルマ、地球とクルマの新しい時代を拓くために。いま、三菱自動車は挑戦を始めています。走行中のCO2排出ゼロ。地球温暖化防止に貢献する新世代電気自動車、i MiEV(アイミーブ)の世界投入。軽自動車で培った技術を存分に活用、燃費性能にすぐれたグローバル・スモールの提案。世界の環境基準をクリアしながら、走りの楽しさにあふれた三菱ならではの小型SUVの開発。さらに、新ディーゼルエンジンによるラリー参戦を通じて、走りと環境を両立する、新次元のクルマづくりを追求してゆきます。

私たちは信じています。私たちのクルマへの熱い想いと技術が、新しいクルマの価値をつくることを。ドライブ・アット・アース。走る歓びが永遠であるように。クルマが地球と共生できるように。

詳細はこちらからご覧ください。 www.mitsubishi-motors.co.jp


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三菱パワー、2021年第1四半期にガスタービン世界市場でシェア1位を獲得

TOKYO, May 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 三菱パワーは、2021年の第1四半期(1月~3月)におけるガスタービン世界市場(出力ベース)で、トップシェアとなる29.0%を獲得しました。有力市場調査レポート(注1)により明らかとなったもので、当社最新モデルであるJAC(J-Series Air-Cooled)形ガスタービンを含む単機出力10万kW以上のヘビーデューティ型(注2)ガスタービン市場では40.8%のシェアを獲得するに至っています。

当社は、F形、G形、J形などの大型ガスタービンで多くの実績を有しています。G形は稼働時間(actual operating hours:AOH)が560万時間を超え、94台が稼働中です。J形は稼働時間130万時間を超え、46台が稼働中で、その信頼性(注3)は99.6%に達します。三菱パワーの高い市場シェアは、こうした長年にわたる実績と、製品の高い性能や信頼性が評価されたものです。

ガスタービンでの発電に加えてその排熱でも発電するコンバインドサイクルでのガスタービンとして最も普及しているヘビーデューティ型ガスタービン市場において、JAC形は64%以上の発電効率を誇る世界トップクラスのガスタービンで、CO2排出量削減に関する厳しい基準を満たしています。また、当社のヘビーデューティ型ガスタービンには脱炭素化を支える水素燃焼技術が備わっている点も、当社のグローバルな地位を高めるのに貢献しています。

当期における三菱パワーの市場シェア拡大には、先日発表されたウズベキスタン共和国のシルダリヤに建設する150万kW級ガスタービン・コンバイントサイクル(GTCC)発電所向けM701JAC形ガスタービンの受注が大きく寄与しています。これは同国初の大規模独立発電事業であり、稼働後は独立国家共同体(Commonwealth of Independent States:CIS)地域で最大かつ最も効率的なガスタービンとなります。

当社の河相 健社長兼CEOは次のように述べています。「三菱パワーは最新鋭のJAC形の強みを活かして世界トップシェアを獲得し、業界・市場のリーダーとしての地位を維持しています。今後も世界中のお客様やパートナーと協力し、カーボンニュートラルな発電システム事業について独自の優位性を追求していきたいと考えています」。

三菱パワーは、高い市場シェアを獲得するに至った顧客からの強い支持を励みに、世界各地で主力であるJ形ガスタービンを中核とする発電設備の普及に一層力を注ぎ、世界各地の経済発展に不可欠な電力の安定供給に寄与するとともに、脱炭素社会の実現に貢献していきます。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://power.mhi.com/jp/news/20210514.html

概要:三菱重工業株式会社

詳細は www.mhi.co.jp をご覧ください。


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Honda、「クロスカブ110」に新たなカラーリングを採用し台数限定で発売

TOKYO, May 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Hondaは、原付二種(第二種原動機付自転車)レジャーモデル「クロスカブ110」に、かわいらしさや親しみやすさを感じさせるカラーリングの「プコブルー」を採用し、7月22日(木)に2,000台限定で発売します。

クロスカブ110は、タフネス性・静粛性に優れ、上質な変速フィールを実現した空冷・4ストローク・単気筒エンジンを搭載。LEDヘッドライトを囲む特徴的なヘッドライトガードや、セミブロックタイプのタイヤを採用するなど、アウトドアテイストあふれるスタイリングと装備で、通勤・通学からレジャー用途まで、幅広い層のお客様にご支持をいただいているモデルです。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.honda.co.jp/news/2021/2210514-crosscub.html

概要:本田技研工業株式会社

詳細は www.honda.co.jp をご覧ください。


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Commodities Intelligence Centre and ZALL Group Wins Gold and Silver Awards at The 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

SINGAPORE, May 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC), a physical commodities B2B e-trade platform, announced today that it has won the prestigious Gold Stevie(R) Award for "Innovation in Business-to-Business Services". Its parent company, ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL Group), a leading Chinese B2B e-commerce group with a global presence, has also received the Silver Stevie Award winner for "Best Corporate Response" in fighting against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. CIC and ZALL Group were conferred this honour at the 2021 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards, which publicly recognises the achievements and positive contributions of organisations and working professionals worldwide.

Peter Yu, Chief Executive Officer of Commodities Intelligence Centre and Vice President of ZALL Group, shared, "CIC and ZALL Group are deeply honoured and proud to win the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. During the height of the pandemic, our teams at ZALL Group and CIC played a key role as the first responder towards government efforts in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. The team delivered millions of masks and emergency medical supplies to countries worldwide by tapping on our global technology-enabled ecosystem, network and resources."

"Amid supply chain disruptions, CIC continued to drive innovation with its B2B service offerings, empowering SMEs in Singapore and in Asia with their digital transformation journeys, reinventing their business models with more substantial global supply chain capabilities from sourcing to last-mile delivery and fulfilment during such challenging times. The awards not only affirms the hard work of our teams, but it also validates our global technology leadership position within the B2B etrade segment," added Peter.

Being part of the global supply chain ecosystem, ZALL Group was able to tap on CIC's integrated online platform and offline global supply chain logistics capabilities to mobilize immediate efforts for the Group's international procurement and supply of medical supplies. As such, ZALL Group was able to provide humanitarian assistance in areas where there was greatest shortage in medical aid and equipment. ZALL Group also managed to secure assistance from governments, embassies and civil aviation authorities around the world for designated green lanes for expedited customs clearance amid global lockdown restrictions.

ZALL Group has since delivered 11 air cargo shipments and over 8.75 million quality personal protective equipment (PPE) worth RMB185 million (S$38.1 million), including masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves and disinfectants, to China, and over 5 million masks to 16 countries around the world. The Group was also among the first to set up seven emergency hospitals and three shelter hospitals in China, and published two e-books on Emergency Hospitals and Fangcang Shelter Hospitals to support the global fight against the pandemic. There were more than 1 million downloads for these e-books worldwide.

Supporting Asia's SME Ecosystem With Technology

A joint venture between ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL Group), Global eTrade Services (GeTS) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX), CIC uses blockchain technology to offer a one-stop integrated value-added services that aims to revolutionise commodities trading by facilitating cross-border business-to-business (B2B) trades, helping companies to uncover new business opportunities, reduce transaction costs and achieve greater trading synergies globally. Its platform and technologies have helped SMEs to accelerate their digital transformation and safeguard their business risks amid global disruptions, enabling companies to trade with confidence with greater transparency, traceability and security. In 2020, the number of customers on CIC's platform grew by 26 per cent as compared to 2019 to reach over 5800 registered users.

Over the past year, CIC has partnered with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) via their "Rising in Support of Enterprises (RISE)" Programme to help SMEs cope with the challenges of the pandemic by tapping on CIC's business intelligence service DataPro, providing SMEs access to a wide database of over 2 billion records of customs and trade data from more than 110 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas. It has also jointly launched a "Digital Silk Road" initiative led by ZALL Group, and joined Singapore's Blockchain for Trade & Connectivity (BTC) Network, which aims to help SMEs embrace adopt CIC's blockchain solution TradePro for their business needs and to promote greater trading efficiency and transparency across global supply chains.

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards for 19 years.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the winners will be celebrated during a virtual (online) awards ceremony on Wednesday, 14 July.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in March and April. Information about the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards can be found at this link, https://www.asia.stevieawards.com/2021-stevie-winners.


About Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC)

The Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) is a global trading platform for physical commodities including Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals, Chemicals & Plastics, Oil & Petroleum, and Agri Commodities. Officially launched in Singapore on 12 Oct 2018, CIC is a Joint Venture between China-based ZALL Smart Commerce Group, Global eTrade Services (GeTS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) to build trade connectivity through digital marketplaces and to grow a vibrant trading ecosystem in Singapore.

CIC aims to revolutionise commodity trading and facilitate cross-border trade through deal matching, trade finance, supply chain logistics, track and trace and global trade compliance. Since its establishment in October 2018, CIC has achieved a GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) of more than US$13.4 billion (S$17.6 billion), with over 5,800 registered users covering markets including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, among other countries in Asia.

About ZALL Smart Commerce Group

ZALL Smart Commerce Group is a leading Chinese B2B e-commerce group (ranked 166th of Fortune China 500 companies) with a global footprint across the world and is listed on three exchanges on HKSE, NYSE and SSE. ZALL Group develops and operates Asia's largest B2B offline-to-online trade ecosystem in China and Southeast Asia, including Singapore, with more than 30 B2B platforms in China, US and Singapore, and a GFA of more than 10 million sqm of wholesale trade centres in China. In 2018, ZALL Group achieved a GMV of more than RMB 600 billion (US$85.2 bn), serving over 1 mil SME customers worldwide. ZALL has also obtained a virtual banking licence and currently operates Z-Bank in China since 2017, one of China's Top 5 digital banks that has supported more than 5.5 million SME and individual customers.

Since 2018, ZALL has invested in five projects in Singapore, including the Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC), Singapore's first physical commodity eTrading platform (B2B) powered by blockchain technology; ezbuy.sg, Singapore's leading global online shopping platform; ZMA Smart Capital, an online trade finance company; ZALL Chain Technology, a blockchain solutions company. For more information, please visit http://en.zallcn.com/

About the Stevie Award

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include Adobo Magazine, PR Newswire Asia, and the Korea Business Communicators Association.

For media queries
Email: ZALL@preciouscomms.com


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日立ABBパワーグリッド社が、米国の電力事業者であるミネソタ・パワーに送電線の信頼性向上と容量増大に寄与する世界最大級の直列コンデンサを納入

TOKYO, May 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 日立ABBパワーグリッド社(CEO:Claudio Facchin(クラウディオ・ファキン))は、アメリカ合衆国(以下、米国)のエネルギー会社ALLETE, Inc.(アレット社)の電力事業部門であるMinnesota Power(ミネソタ・パワー)が建設する、カナダ中部のマニトバ州と米国ミネソタ州を結ぶ全長約360kmのGreat Northern Transmission Line(グレート・ノーザン送電線)向けに、世界最大級の容量となる500kV、1,400MVArの直列コンデンサ1式を納入しました。当社は、本システムの納入を通じて、ミネソタ・パワーのクリーンエネルギーの供給拡大ならびに脱炭素化に向けた取り組みを支援します。

直列コンデンサは、送電線のリアクタンス*1を減少させることで、電圧の安定化や電力潮流の適正化、電力損失の減少に寄与する電力設備で、長距離送電線の安定度を向上させ、送電容量を増大させることを目的として送電線に直列に接続されるものです。長距離にわたる送電が必要な北欧や北米、南米などで広く使用されており、当社はこれまでに約350式の直列コンデンサを世界中のお客さまに提供しています。

ミネソタ・パワーは、信頼性と安定性、手頃な価格を維持しながら、よりクリーンなエネルギー源による電力供給への移行をめざす取り組み「Energy Forward(エナジー・フォワード)」を進めており、2020年後半には、ミネソタ州の電力事業者として初めて、供給電力の50%を再生可能エネルギーによるものとしました。さらに、2050年までに供給電力の100%を脱炭素化するという目標を掲げています。グレート・ノーザン送電線は、マニトバ州の複数の水力発電所で発電された電力をミネソタ州北東部に送電するもので、本送電線の建設は、ミネソタ・パワーの脱炭素化に向けた取り組みの一つです。

日立ABBパワーグリッド社グリッドインテグレーションビジネスユニットのマネージングディレクターであるAlireza Aram(アリレザ・アラム)は、「ミネソタ・パワーのクリーンな電力供給に貢献できることを嬉しく思います。当社は、世界最大級の直列コンデンサの提供を通じて、ミネソタ・パワーがシステムの信頼性を向上させながら、お客さまのエネルギーニーズを満たすことを可能にし、事業活動による二酸化炭素の排出を削減することを支援します。」と述べています。

ミネソタ・パワーのCOO*2であるJosh Skelton(ジョシュ・スケルトン)は、「本プロジェクトは、供給電力の50%を再生可能エネルギーによるものにするためのグレート・ノーザン送電線の開発に重要な貢献をしました。日立ABBパワーグリッド社は、カーボンフリーへの移行をめざす当社の取り組みを支援する貴重なパートナーです。」と述べています。

日立ABBパワーグリッド社の北米担当役員であるAnthony Allard(アンソニー・アラード)は、「エネルギー転換の加速に伴い、地域や国境を越えた再生可能エネルギーの円滑な送電がますます重要になります。ミネソタ・パワーとの協力関係は、お客さまの地域社会への再生可能エネルギーの供給を支援する、当社の継続的な取り組みを示す一つの例です。」と述べています。

日立ABBパワーグリッド社について

日立ABBパワーグリッド社は、日立とABB社で合わせて約250年の歴史を持つグローバルテクノロジーリーダーであり、90カ国で約36,000人の従業員を擁しています。スイス・チューリッヒに本社を置き、エネルギー、インダストリー、インフラ産業のバリューチェーンに加えて、モビリティ、スマートシティ、蓄電やデータセンターなどの新分野にも事業を展開しています。日立ABBパワーグリッド社は、グローバルトップの導入実績やフットプリントを生かし、お客さまの社会的価値、環境価値、経済価値のバランスを向上させます。また、より強じん、よりスマート、よりクリーンなグリッドを実現するためのパートナーとして、革新的なデジタル技術により"Powering Good for Sustainable Energy"を実現していきます。https://www.hitachiabb-powergrids.com/jp/ja/

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Commodities Intelligence Centre and ZALL Group Wins Gold and Silver Awards at The 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards

SINGAPORE, May 14, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC), a physical commodities B2B e-trade platform, announced today that it has won the prestigious Gold Stevie(R) Award for "Innovation in Business-to-Business Services". Its parent company, ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL Group), a leading Chinese B2B e-commerce group with a global presence, has also received the Silver Stevie Award winner for "Best Corporate Response" in fighting against the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. CIC and ZALL Group were conferred this honour at the 2021 Asia Pacific Stevie Awards, which publicly recognises the achievements and positive contributions of organisations and working professionals worldwide.

Peter Yu, Chief Executive Officer of Commodities Intelligence Centre and Vice President of ZALL Group, shared, "CIC and ZALL Group are deeply honoured and proud to win the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards. During the height of the pandemic, our teams at ZALL Group and CIC played a key role as the first responder towards government efforts in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. The team delivered millions of masks and emergency medical supplies to countries worldwide by tapping on our global technology-enabled ecosystem, network and resources."

"Amid supply chain disruptions, CIC continued to drive innovation with its B2B service offerings, empowering SMEs in Singapore and in Asia with their digital transformation journeys, reinventing their business models with more substantial global supply chain capabilities from sourcing to last-mile delivery and fulfilment during such challenging times. The awards not only affirms the hard work of our teams, but it also validates our global technology leadership position within the B2B etrade segment," added Peter.

Being part of the global supply chain ecosystem, ZALL Group was able to tap on CIC's integrated online platform and offline global supply chain logistics capabilities to mobilize immediate efforts for the Group's international procurement and supply of medical supplies. As such, ZALL Group was able to provide humanitarian assistance in areas where there was greatest shortage in medical aid and equipment. ZALL Group also managed to secure assistance from governments, embassies and civil aviation authorities around the world for designated green lanes for expedited customs clearance amid global lockdown restrictions.

ZALL Group has since delivered 11 air cargo shipments and over 8.75 million quality personal protective equipment (PPE) worth RMB185 million (S$38.1 million), including masks, protective clothing, goggles, gloves and disinfectants, to China, and over 5 million masks to 16 countries around the world. The Group was also among the first to set up seven emergency hospitals and three shelter hospitals in China, and published two e-books on Emergency Hospitals and Fangcang Shelter Hospitals to support the global fight against the pandemic. There were more than 1 million downloads for these e-books worldwide.

Supporting Asia's SME Ecosystem With Technology

A joint venture between ZALL Smart Commerce Group (ZALL Group), Global eTrade Services (GeTS) and the Singapore Exchange (SGX), CIC uses blockchain technology to offer a one-stop integrated value-added services that aims to revolutionise commodities trading by facilitating cross-border business-to-business (B2B) trades, helping companies to uncover new business opportunities, reduce transaction costs and achieve greater trading synergies globally. Its platform and technologies have helped SMEs to accelerate their digital transformation and safeguard their business risks amid global disruptions, enabling companies to trade with confidence with greater transparency, traceability and security. In 2020, the number of customers on CIC's platform grew by 26 per cent as compared to 2019 to reach over 5800 registered users.

Over the past year, CIC has partnered with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) via their "Rising in Support of Enterprises (RISE)" Programme to help SMEs cope with the challenges of the pandemic by tapping on CIC's business intelligence service DataPro, providing SMEs access to a wide database of over 2 billion records of customs and trade data from more than 110 countries across Asia, Europe and the Americas. It has also jointly launched a "Digital Silk Road" initiative led by ZALL Group, and joined Singapore's Blockchain for Trade & Connectivity (BTC) Network, which aims to help SMEs embrace adopt CIC's blockchain solution TradePro for their business needs and to promote greater trading efficiency and transparency across global supply chains.

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognize innovation in the workplace in all 29 nations of the Asia-Pacific region. The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world's premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards for 19 years.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for "crowned," the winners will be celebrated during a virtual (online) awards ceremony on Wednesday, 14 July.

Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 100 executives around the world acting as judges in March and April. Information about the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards can be found at this link, https://www.asia.stevieawards.com/2021-stevie-winners.


About Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC)

The Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) is a global trading platform for physical commodities including Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals, Chemicals & Plastics, Oil & Petroleum, and Agri Commodities. Officially launched in Singapore on 12 Oct 2018, CIC is a Joint Venture between China-based ZALL Smart Commerce Group, Global eTrade Services (GeTS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) to build trade connectivity through digital marketplaces and to grow a vibrant trading ecosystem in Singapore.

CIC aims to revolutionise commodity trading and facilitate cross-border trade through deal matching, trade finance, supply chain logistics, track and trace and global trade compliance. Since its establishment in October 2018, CIC has achieved a GMV (Gross Merchandise Volume) of more than US$13.4 billion (S$17.6 billion), with over 5,800 registered users covering markets including Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, among other countries in Asia.

About ZALL Smart Commerce Group

ZALL Smart Commerce Group is a leading Chinese B2B e-commerce group (ranked 166th of Fortune China 500 companies) with a global footprint across the world and is listed on three exchanges on HKSE, NYSE and SSE. ZALL Group develops and operates Asia's largest B2B offline-to-online trade ecosystem in China and Southeast Asia, including Singapore, with more than 30 B2B platforms in China, US and Singapore, and a GFA of more than 10 million sqm of wholesale trade centres in China. In 2018, ZALL Group achieved a GMV of more than RMB 600 billion (US$85.2 bn), serving over 1 mil SME customers worldwide. ZALL has also obtained a virtual banking licence and currently operates Z-Bank in China since 2017, one of China's Top 5 digital banks that has supported more than 5.5 million SME and individual customers.

Since 2018, ZALL has invested in five projects in Singapore, including the Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC), Singapore's first physical commodity eTrading platform (B2B) powered by blockchain technology; ezbuy.sg, Singapore's leading global online shopping platform; ZMA Smart Capital, an online trade finance company; ZALL Chain Technology, a blockchain solutions company. For more information, please visit http://en.zallcn.com/

About the Stevie Award

Stevie Awards are conferred in eight programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, the Middle East & North Africa Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at http://www.StevieAwards.com.

Sponsors and partners of the 2021 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include Adobo Magazine, PR Newswire Asia, and the Korea Business Communicators Association.

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14つの「ダークホース級」製品を発表した日本のプロエステサロンブランドESSKIR

東京, 2021年05月14日 - (JCN Newswire) - 日本でプロなエステサロンブランドとしてESSKIRは、2021年の第1四半期には、合計14のブロックバスター級製品が発売され、4月までに日本と中国の27のハイエンドスキンマネジメントクラブに参入され、累計500万人以上の顧客をカバーしていた。初登場でこれほどまでに話題になる「ダークホースブランド」とは?

1949年に設立されたESSKIRは、70年にわたり化粧品の処方技術とパテント成分を開発してきた。日本最先端のエイジングケア美容テクから抜萃し、日本原生のスキンケア美学をお届け。

ESSKIRの専属研究所である「日本科学技術美学総合研究所」では、70人以上のフォーミュラー研究チームを持つ。R&Dセンターでの精密な配合、10万クラスの無菌生産工場までの厳格な生産基準の管理により、安全で甲斐がある製品を献ずる。正人仲春先生を筆頭に、世界的に有名なブランドの研究開発者が、アンチエイジングや抗酸化など、肌の悩みに特化して、真に効果的な問題解決を目指す。

ESSKIRは、「研究が第一・安全で甲斐」という「スキンマネジメント」の2大ルールを守る。一つ一つの製品も、22のプロセスを経つ。新しいフォーミュラーも有効性と安全性をテストし、製品の安全性を確保する。生産・製造に当たっては、最終製品の品質・リライアビリティ・安全性・有効性を確保に、理化学・微生物学的な検定が行われた。

スター製品である「ルミナスウォーター」と「若返りリペアマスク」を例にしよう。主な機能である抗酸化・リペアから、究極までに!透明感のあるテクスチャーで、べたつかず、素早く毛根のブロックを解除し、浸透・吸収し、潤いを感じることに。このマスクは、アンチエイジング、敏感肌及び手術を受けた方のために開発されたもので、漢方生薬成分はストレスや環境による肌の不快感を和らげ、肌の免疫力を高め、健やかで張りのある自然な輝きを放つ肌へ。

メディア連絡先:
名前:Yang Chun
メールアドレス:85738818@qq.com




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14つの「ダークホース級」製品を発表した日本のプロエステサロンブランドESSKIR

TOKYO, May 14, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 日本でプロなエステサロンブランドとしてESSKIRは、2021年の第1四半期には、合計14のブロックバスター級製品が発売され、4月までに日本と中国の27のハイエンドスキンマネジメントクラブに参入され、累計500万人以上の顧客をカバーしていた。初登場でこれほどまでに話題になる「ダークホースブランド」とは?




1949年に設立されたESSKIRは、70年にわたり化粧品の処方技術とパテント成分を開発してきた。日本最先端のエイジングケア美容テクから抜萃し、日本原生のスキンケア美学をお届け。

ESSKIRの専属研究所である「日本科学技術美学総合研究所」では、70人以上のフォーミュラー研究チームを持つ。R&Dセンターでの精密な配合、10万クラスの無菌生産工場までの厳格な生産基準の管理により、安全で甲斐がある製品を献ずる。正人仲春先生を筆頭に、世界的に有名なブランドの研究開発者が、アンチエイジングや抗酸化など、肌の悩みに特化して、真に効果的な問題解決を目指す。

ESSKIRは、「研究が第一・安全で甲斐」という「スキンマネジメント」の2大ルールを守る。一つ一つの製品も、22のプロセスを経つ。新しいフォーミュラーも有効性と安全性をテストし、製品の安全性を確保する。生産・製造に当たっては、最終製品の品質・リライアビリティ・安全性・有効性を確保に、理化学・微生物学的な検定が行われた。

スター製品である「ルミナスウォーター」と「若返りリペアマスク」を例にしよう。主な機能である抗酸化・リペアから、究極までに!透明感のあるテクスチャーで、べたつかず、素早く毛根のブロックを解除し、浸透・吸収し、潤いを感じることに。このマスクは、アンチエイジング、敏感肌及び手術を受けた方のために開発されたもので、漢方生薬成分はストレスや環境による肌の不快感を和らげ、肌の免疫力を高め、健やかで張りのある自然な輝きを放つ肌へ。

メディア連絡先:
名前:Yang Chun
メールアドレス:85738818@qq.com


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Shineway (2877.HK) Q1 revenue increased by 37.0%

HONG KONG, May 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - China Shineway Pharmaceutical Group Limited (2877.HK) recently released its unaudited turnover for the three months ended 31 March 2021 (Q1 2021) based on its management accounts.

Revenue for Q1 2021 went up 37.0% YoY, which implies a growth of 20.4% over the pre-COVID 19 levels, as compared with the same period of 2019. The Group's main product types all achieved significant growth. Sales of injection products went up by 34.2%; soft capsule products recorded growth of 6.6%; granule products showcased the strongest turnover growth of 62.2%; turnover of TCM formula granule products increased by 50.5%. For products in other forms, turnover grew by 54.2%.

FINET News H.K.
http://www.shineway.com.hk/en/index.aspx


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President Xi Jinping reiterates the country's support for Traditional Chinese Medicine

BEIJING, May 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - During his visit to Henan Province, Nanyang City yesterday, President Xi Jinping commented on the necessity to further develop Traditional Chinese Medicine, to interpret the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine utilising modern science, and adopt a path on integrating Traditional Chinese medicine and Western drugs on clinical treatments.

Share prices of Traditional Chinese Medicine companies saw a notable surge today, among which includes Shineway Pharmaceuticals (02877.HK), which went up +7.64% today. Shineway?s high quality products including its TCM Formula Granules will likely be benefited by China's strong support of Traditional Chinese Medicine, market sources said.

FINET News H.K.
http://www.shineway.com.hk/en/index.aspx


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Cyber Security Visionaries to Gather at #WCSSAfrica to Define, Describe, and Forecast the Market

TOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Taking place on 24 May 2021 in Africa, the 10th global edition of World Cyber Security Summit will focus on topics such as Cyber Security framework and strategies for the African Government Authorities; National security, Cyber Threats and Governance: The Rise of Security Culture in Africa; Zero Trust Networks & Resilient ICT Re-Budgeting for Corporate sectors; Cyber Security trends and crucial security strategies for sectors and enterprises and much more.

The African Prospect

The Africa cyber security market size is anticipated to witness strong growth over the coming years on account of rapid growth in internet users combined with growing dependability on e-governance, IoT, commercial services and social networking.

This is also bolstered by an increasing number of cyber crime within the country that have, unfortunately, been seeing a surge in pushing governments to support sectors such as telecom, retail, finance and health to help amplify the demand for enterprise cyber security products, services and consumer software in the country.

"Cyber security landscape is rapidly changing & evolving in Africa" stated Naresh Kumar, Director - Regional Sales Development at emt Distribution META. He further added "Find, Fix, & Protect - Take Control Of Your Network and It's our ongoing efforts to educate, position and protect our partners IT ecosystem with Progress and emt Cyber security and ICT solutions."

What next for the continent?

Enterprises and governments are leading an increased effort to strengthen the internet infrastructure and improve the solutions and aid provided by the software industry in a bid to protect its citizens from cyber attacks in the future.

Apart from this, factors such as the need for unified cyber solutions, increased internet subscriptions, data disclosure mandates, enhanced enterprise mobility, and increased spending patterns on security forums are boosting the demand for cyber security solutions in the nation.

"Cyber security leaders play an important role in today's business. They have to put out a strong message of influence as security is a culture and business should become a part of this security culture," stated Mithun Shetty, CEO, Trescon.

World Cyber Security Summit - Africa will feature a ground-breaking collaboration of experts such as Dr Ahmedin Mohammed, State Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Innovation and Technology; Peter Hunguru, Head of Information Communication and Technology, Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA); Themba Mnguni, Deputy Director, IT Audit, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform; Collins Osagie Omokaro, Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, FCT, Abuja; Muyowa Mutemwa, Senior Cyber security Consultant, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa; and Humphrey Mutuma, Youth Governor & Executive Director, Youths for Youths Network to name a few.
The summit will be hosted on the virtual events platform Vmeets to help participants network and conduct business in an interactive and immersive virtual environment. Participants can also engage with speakers in Q&A sessions and network with solution providers in virtual exhibition booths, private consultation rooms and private networking rooms.

The World Cyber Security Summit - Africa is officially sponsored by Platinum Sponsor - Nanjgel Solutions and Accops; Gold Sponsors - emt Distribution FZ-LLC and Progress Software Corporation; Silver Sponsor - ManageEngine and SHELT.

About World Cyber Security Summit

World Cyber Security Summit is a thought-leadership driven, business-focused initiative that provides a platform for CISOs who are looking to explore new-age threats and the technologies/strategies to mitigate them.

To register visit - World Cyber Security Summit - Africa.

For further details, please contact:
Karthik A, Marketing Lead, Trescon
marketing@tresconglobal.com


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Cyber Security Visionaries to Gather at #WCSSAfrica to Define, Describe, and Forecast the Market

TOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Taking place on 24 May 2021 in Africa, the 10th global edition of World Cyber Security Summit will focus on topics such as Cyber Security framework and strategies for the African Government Authorities; National security, Cyber Threats and Governance: The Rise of Security Culture in Africa; Zero Trust Networks & Resilient ICT Re-Budgeting for Corporate sectors; Cyber Security trends and crucial security strategies for sectors and enterprises and much more.




The African Prospect

The Africa cyber security market size is anticipated to witness strong growth over the coming years on account of rapid growth in internet users combined with growing dependability on e-governance, IoT, commercial services and social networking.

This is also bolstered by an increasing number of cyber crime within the country that have, unfortunately, been seeing a surge in pushing governments to support sectors such as telecom, retail, finance and health to help amplify the demand for enterprise cyber security products, services and consumer software in the country.

"Cyber security landscape is rapidly changing & evolving in Africa" stated Naresh Kumar, Director - Regional Sales Development at emt Distribution META. He further added "Find, Fix, & Protect - Take Control Of Your Network and It's our ongoing efforts to educate, position and protect our partners IT ecosystem with Progress and emt Cyber security and ICT solutions."

What next for the continent?

Enterprises and governments are leading an increased effort to strengthen the internet infrastructure and improve the solutions and aid provided by the software industry in a bid to protect its citizens from cyber attacks in the future.

Apart from this, factors such as the need for unified cyber solutions, increased internet subscriptions, data disclosure mandates, enhanced enterprise mobility, and increased spending patterns on security forums are boosting the demand for cyber security solutions in the nation.

"Cyber security leaders play an important role in today's business. They have to put out a strong message of influence as security is a culture and business should become a part of this security culture," stated Mithun Shetty, CEO, Trescon.

World Cyber Security Summit - Africa will feature a ground-breaking collaboration of experts such as Dr Ahmedin Mohammed, State Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Innovation and Technology; Peter Hunguru, Head of Information Communication and Technology, Zimbabwe National Road Administration (ZINARA); Themba Mnguni, Deputy Director, IT Audit, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform; Collins Osagie Omokaro, Special Assistant to the Honourable Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, FCT, Abuja; Muyowa Mutemwa, Senior Cyber security Consultant, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), City of Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa; and Humphrey Mutuma, Youth Governor & Executive Director, Youths for Youths Network to name a few.
The summit will be hosted on the virtual events platform Vmeets to help participants network and conduct business in an interactive and immersive virtual environment. Participants can also engage with speakers in Q&A sessions and network with solution providers in virtual exhibition booths, private consultation rooms and private networking rooms.

The World Cyber Security Summit - Africa is officially sponsored by Platinum Sponsor - Nanjgel Solutions and Accops; Gold Sponsors - emt Distribution FZ-LLC and Progress Software Corporation; Silver Sponsor - ManageEngine and SHELT.

About World Cyber Security Summit

World Cyber Security Summit is a thought-leadership driven, business-focused initiative that provides a platform for CISOs who are looking to explore new-age threats and the technologies/strategies to mitigate them.

To register visit - World Cyber Security Summit - Africa.

For further details, please contact:
Karthik A, Marketing Lead, Trescon
marketing@tresconglobal.com

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昭和電工、2021年12月期第1四半期決算を発表

TOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 昭和電工株式会社(TSE:4004)は本日、2021年12月期第1四半期決算を発表しました。

詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。

- 2021年12月期第1四半期決算短信・要約
https://www.sdk.co.jp/assets/files/ir/library/yoyaku_tanshin2021-1q.pdf

概要:昭和電工株式会社

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三菱造船、下関で名門大洋フェリー向け大型フェリーの命名・進水式を実施

TOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 三菱重工グループの三菱造船株式会社(社長:北村 徹、本社:横浜市西区)は13日、独立行政法人鉄道建設・運輸施設整備支援機構(本社:横浜市中区、以下、鉄道・運輸機構)ならびに株式会社名門大洋フェリー(社長:野口 恭広氏、本社:大阪市西区、以下、名門大洋フェリー)より2隻を受注して建造中である大型フェリーのうち、1番船の命名・進水式を三菱重工業 下関造船所 江浦工場(山口県下関市)で行いました。本船は今後、艤装工事、試運転などを経て2021年12月に引き渡された後、2002 年から運航する「フェリーきょうとII」の代替船として、2021年12月から大阪~北九州・新門司航路に就航する予定です。

三菱造船が建造し名門大洋フェリーが運航する本船は、国の運輸政策に基づき運輸施設などの整備に対する支援を行う鉄道・運輸機構と名門大洋フェリーの共有船で、「フェリーきょうと」と名付けられました。長さ約195m、幅27.8m、深さ20.3m、総トン数約15,400トンと名門大洋フェリーとしては歴代最大で、675人の旅客定員と12mトラック約162台および乗用車約140台の積載能力を誇ります。内装デザインは、日本の情緒を感じさせる「古都のたたずまい」をコンセプトとしており、船体の大型化による広々とした公共スペースと開放感のある展望レストラン、展望浴室、展望ラウンジが快適なクルージングを提供します。また、乗用車用積載スペースを旅客甲板に確保し、客室の大部屋を廃止してベッド化するなど、空間の有効活用によるサービス向上を実現しています。

推進プラントはハイブリッド型アジマス推進加勢方式を採用し、空気潤滑システムと組み合わせることで、大幅な省エネ(大型トラック1台を運ぶのに必要な燃料消費量を既存船から約35%削減)と操船性向上を実現します。また、省エネによるCO2低減に加え、ハイブリッド型スクラバーを装備することで大気中に放出するSOx(硫黄酸化物)も低減し、地球環境に優しい運航を目指します。

現在、国内において、陸上輸送のCO2削減、長距離ドライバー不足・働き方改革の観点から海上へのモーダルシフト(注1)が進行しており、それに伴ってフェリー・RORO船(注2)などへの需要や、船舶の大型化ニーズも高まっています。三菱造船は今後も、燃費性能・環境性能に優れ、安定運航に資するフェリーや貨客船を建造していくことにより、ビジネスパートナーとともに多様な課題を解決し、海上交通の活性化と環境保全に引き続き貢献していきます。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.mhi.com/jp/news/210513.html

概要:三菱重工業株式会社

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三菱重工サーマルシステムズ、海外市場向けビル用マルチエアコンの商品ラインアップをフルモデルチェンジ

TOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 三菱重工グループの三菱重工サーマルシステムズ株式会社(社長:楠本 馨、本社:東京都千代田区)は、海外市場向けビル用マルチエアコン「KXZシリーズ」の商品ラインアップ計17機種をフルモデルチェンジし、世界各地で販売を開始します。すでに4月28日から欧州・豪州で販売しており、今後、アジアや中南米市場にも順次展開していきます。外形寸法はそのままにデザインを一新したほか、市場ニーズに応じた室外機の組合せ自由度拡大などを行うことで、さらなる高効率化と運転制御の多様化、より高い省エネ性を実現しました。

今回の新モデルは、スラスト(軸受)プレートを採用した新開発のコンプレッサー(注1)による入力低減を実現。また、室内ユニット間および室内ユニットと室外ユニット間の高低差に対応可能な範囲を拡大(注2)したことで、複数階にまたがって室内機が設置されることの多い高層ビルなど高低差の大きい条件での冷媒系統の集約を可能とし、導入時の初期費用低減に貢献します。さらに室外機からの排気性能も50Pa(注3)から85Paに向上。排気ダクトへの適用力を強化して据付場所の自由度が増したことで、都市部の狭所などへの設置を可能としました。

一方、従来モデル同様、圧縮機スクロール構造へのマルチポート機構採用による電力損失の抑制、室内温度をチェックしながら圧縮機の運転回転数を最適制御する節電機能の搭載、デマンド(電力需要)制御機能の2段階から3段階への増加などといった仕組みにより、特に中間性能領域で高い省エネ効果を実現しています。10~20馬力の室外機を3台まで組み合わせることにより最大60馬力まで対応可能であり、輸出仕様は10~60馬力の構成です。

三菱重工サーマルシステムズは、海外市場向けのパッケージエアコンやビル空調システムで省エネ性や操作性に優れた製品の開発に積極的に取り組むことで、引き続き空調機器事業の拡大を図っていきます。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.mhi.com/jp/news/21051301.html

概要:三菱重工業株式会社

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CITIC Telecom CPC wins Accolade in AI Challenge Competition

HONG KONG, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883) today announced the winning of Overall 1st Runner-up at the latest "AI Challenge Computer Vision - Identifying Surgical Instrument" (AI Challenge) competition. The award is a recognition of the company's AI expertise, and reaffirm its long-term commitment to place innovation at the center of its strategy - Innovation Never Stops.

"The award is a testament to CITIC Telecom CPC's team and our passion for exploring ideas and creating unique solutions for enterprises," said Esmond Li, CEO of CITIC Telecom CPC.

Innovation and Intelligence - Transfrom the Future

To realize our motto "Innovation Never Stops", CITIC Telecom CPC has recently embarked on an innovative and intelligence transformation journey to cater for the changing needs of the future. At the heart of this transformation is the Intelligence and Communications Transformation MiiND (ICT-MiiND) Strategy. This strategy is guiding the company to transform from being a successful ICT solution provider into an intelligent technology-driven digitalization enabler. ICT-MiiND is also the powerhouse of the recent award-winning AI capabilities.

Integrating the latest technologies with innovative ideas, ICT-MiiND is the brain that leads enterprises to successful digital transformation. Building intelligence through advanced container technology; together with network, information security, and cloud computing solutions experience; fused years of practical experiences in digital transformation and resources from global technical partners, ICT-MiiND has developed the company's latest AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations) platform, in which integrated with latest technologies like big data, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), internet of things (IoTs) and blockchain. Unlike other AIOps, ICT-MiiND provides different innovative and intelligent modules that integrated tailor-made and customized industry service scenarios to bring enterprises a smarter IT service management platform.

ICT-MiiND - Embracing Intelligent Innovation

Empowered by innovation and intelligence with smart learning and infrastructure, ICT-MiiND integrates full stack of services data to the ICT service platform. It performs periodic cycle of data collection, experience learning and correlation, as well as algorithmic analysis and modeling. This builds a foundation for developing a perception for dynamic business scenarios through understanding time, scenarios and industry applications. Through integrating this cognitive capability with the company's practical experiences and collective knowledge, ICT-MiiND can perform deep and self-learning to develop a self-evolving power that drives dynamic and continuous advancement.

Simply put, through cognitive thinking, digital tools and algorithms to correlate different business scenarios, ICT-MiiND develops automated, multi-dimensional analysis and assessment. ICT-MiiND can also continuously enhance its computational intelligence with machine learning and deep learning, in order to offer relevant responses that solve different business challenges and IT incidents with proactive solutions.

-- Strong AI capabilities: Riding on different innovative tools and algorithms, ICT-MiiND is developed to provide analysis in multiple layers to study existing data, review its integrity and detect missing data. Its machine learning capabilities can also identify regular IT operation patterns, align that with changing business priorities to detect different levels of business impact from any IT anomalies.

-- Simplicity and Precision: Deliver precise and comprehensive IT operation analysis through capturing massive volume of data from different incidents to develop AI and algorithmic modules and drive intelligent operation and maintenance capabilities. Analysis in dynamic perspectives - including factors like timing, correlations, cause and effect - enables inductive analysis to identify patterns and predictive analysis to forecast progression. A combination of these capabilities enable ICT-MiiND to actively detect anomalies and analyze root cause. It also provides a comprehensive macro view of the entire operations by reducing multiple and duplicating alerts.

-- Active and comprehensive monitoring: Aiming to turn passive monitoring into proactive enhancement, ICT-MiiND combines macro monitoring of the entire operations together with intelligent analysis that deepens IT resource planning. This combination can transform ICT services provisioning from simply meeting SLAs to proactively identifying areas to improve IT performance and user experiences.

-- Integrate business scenarios and human knowledge: Leverage the experience of managing different networks and IT challenges, as well as the understanding of individual customer's business processes, application architecture, infrastructure and security policies to develop business-driven AIOps algorithm. It demonstrates CITIC Telecom CPC's differentiating AI capabilities to develop AIOps tools that are unique from others in the market.

Innovation is part of our DNA

ICT-MiiND is an intelligent-driven strategy for the future. It rides on CITIC Telecom CPC's practical IT operations experiences, in-depth business knowledge and expertise in network, security and cloud into building different AIOps modules to provide exceptional IT services through intelligence.

Embracing years of practical experiences, deep industry knowhow with intelligent analysis and algorithmic capability, CITIC Telecom CPC is also deepening its innovation with the latest technologies like AR, IOTs and Blockchain, to form intelligent IT service management platform and applications, a true proactive digital business enabler.

Series of innovative offerings under the ICT-MiiND Strategy:

-- AR-driven service platform: Leverage wearable AR technology, the company offers remote operation and maintenance service - DataHOUSE(TM) AR Remote Hand. It transforms field engineers' operations, maintenance and troubleshooting processes, driving a future-ready field service era.

-- Blockchain-enabled business workflow tracking system manages application development and APIs to enable service governance. Some applications, including electronic leave application and electronic overseas travel application systems, are already supported by blockchain, while Sales management and CRM systems will be next.

-- Integrates facial recognition technology into thermal detection system, CITIC Telecom CPC creates groundbreaking AI thermal detection systems to monitor temperature and identify individual employees or visitors to enable higher level of public health and safety.

-- AI + SD-WAN is a network service that integrates AI, big data analytics and SD-WAN technologies. It achieves the integration between algorithmic analysis, WAN operations and linkages as well as application processing and business services delivery. Through intelligent analysis and smart machine learning of data across the network, it creates scenario planning through algorithmic and correlation analysis to design and develop dynamic routing to optimize network performance. It empowers enterprise customers to handle surging network traffic with an optimized network architecture.

"Supported by our global experiences, years of business knowhow and dedicated R&D capabilities for different industries, ICT-MiiND Strategy is not only a platform for intelligent IT service management, but the brain to empower digital success," said Daniel Kwong, Chief Information and Innovation Officer from CITIC Telecom CPC.

To know more about ICT-MiiND Strategy, please visit: https://www.citictel-cpc.com/EN/HK/Pages/ICT-MiiND

Demonstrating Precision in Computer Vision

Organized by Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and Hospital Authority, the AI Challenge is a competition that challenged contestants to build machine learning models to identify surgical instrument. The competition aims to explore the role of AI to assist human in performing surgical instrument counting at the hospital operating theatre - a task that takes place over hundred thousand times per year!

"Our dedicated Data Science and Innovation team has been building machine learning models since 2019 to digitize our internal operations. Through this competition, we'd like to benchmark our AI capabilities against others into solving other practical business problems," said Kwong.

"The award recognizes our expertise in AI to facilitate business operations, as well as our ability to extend these skills into different industries to provide enhanced services for our enterprise customers," added Kwong.

ICT-MiiND Roadmap

The introduction of ICT-MiiND marks only the first step of a three-stage development plan. In the second stage, ICT-MiiND is expected to integrate the newly acquired insight with advanced algorithm to offer predictive insights and response recommendations. Moving forward, ICT-MiiND is also expected to realize human-machine interactions and proactively support customers by providing recommendations and analysis using natural language processing (NLP) technologies and knowledge graph.

"ICT-MiiND demonstrates our commitment to deepen technology expertise towards endless innovation for our customers. It is the core for our transformation from an ICT solution provider into a technology-driven digitalization enabler," said Kwong.

About CITIC Telecom CPC

We are CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), serving multinational enterprises the world over by addressing their ICT requirements with integrated digitalisation solutions built upon our flagship technology suites, comprising TrueCONNECT(TM) private network solutions, TrustCSI(TM) information security solutions, DataHOUSE(TM) cloud data center solutions, and SmartCLOUD(TM) cloud computing solutions.

With the motto "Innovation Never Stops", we leverage innovative technologies, embracing AI, AR, Big Data, IoT, and other cutting-edge emerging technologies to transform technical potential into business value for our customers. As enterprises digital transformation partner, we strive to help our customers achieving industry-leading position, high agility and cost-efficiency through digitalisation.

Bringing with our Global-Local capabilities, we are committed to providing our customers with one-stop-shop ICT solutions with superior quality. Having worldwide footprint across 160 countries, including Asia, Europe and America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, our global network resources connect over 160 points of presence (POPs), 18 Cloud service centers, 30+ data centers, and two dedicated 24x7 Security Operations Centers (SOCs). As one of the first managed service providers in Hong Kong to achieve multiple ICT-related certifications, including ISO 9001, 14001, 20000, 27001, and 27017, we have been offering professional local services, superior delivery capabilities as well as exceptional customer experience and best practices through our global presence and extensive industry knowhow, becoming a leading integrated intelligent ICT service provider to enterprise customers.

For more information please visit www.citictel-cpc.com

Media Contact:

Rowena Leung
CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited
(852) 2170 7536
Email: rowena.leung@citictel-cpc.com




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Honda、全国のHonda DreamにQRコード決済を導入

TOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Hondaは、コンビニエンスストアなどでの少額決済を中心に広く利用されているQRコード決済を、本日より全国のHonda Dream(ホンダ ドリーム)※1に導入いたします。これにより、多様なキャッシュレス支払いの中から、お客様がお好みの決済方法を選択することが可能になりました。

これまでHonda Dreamでは、Hondaがカード会社と提携して発行するクレジットカード「Honda Cカード(ホンダ シーカード)」、その他各種クレジットカードによるキャッシュレス決済が利用可能※2でした。今回、全国のHonda DreamにQRコード決済を一斉導入したことで、新たな決済方法にも対応し、お客様からの「現金の受け渡しを避けたい」、「支払時のやり取りを手短に済ませたい」といった、ご要望にお応えすることで、決済時のお客様の利便性をさらに向上させてまいります。

Hondaは、今後もお客様のニーズの多様化や社会の変化に迅速に対応し、お客様の期待を超える営業・サービスの提供を目指します。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.honda.co.jp/news/2021/2210513.html

概要:本田技研工業株式会社

詳細は www.honda.co.jp をご覧ください。


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CITIC Telecom CPC wins Accolade in AI Challenge Competition

HONG KONG, May 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883) today announced the winning of Overall 1st Runner-up at the latest "AI Challenge Computer Vision - Identifying Surgical Instrument" (AI Challenge) competition. The award is a recognition of the company's AI expertise, and reaffirm its long-term commitment to place innovation at the center of its strategy - Innovation Never Stops.

"The award is a testament to CITIC Telecom CPC's team and our passion for exploring ideas and creating unique solutions for enterprises," said Esmond Li, CEO of CITIC Telecom CPC.

Innovation and Intelligence - Transfrom the Future

To realize our motto "Innovation Never Stops", CITIC Telecom CPC has recently embarked on an innovative and intelligence transformation journey to cater for the changing needs of the future. At the heart of this transformation is the Intelligence and Communications Transformation MiiND (ICT-MiiND) Strategy. This strategy is guiding the company to transform from being a successful ICT solution provider into an intelligent technology-driven digitalization enabler. ICT-MiiND is also the powerhouse of the recent award-winning AI capabilities.

Integrating the latest technologies with innovative ideas, ICT-MiiND is the brain that leads enterprises to successful digital transformation. Building intelligence through advanced container technology; together with network, information security, and cloud computing solutions experience; fused years of practical experiences in digital transformation and resources from global technical partners, ICT-MiiND has developed the company's latest AIOps (Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations) platform, in which integrated with latest technologies like big data, artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), internet of things (IoTs) and blockchain. Unlike other AIOps, ICT-MiiND provides different innovative and intelligent modules that integrated tailor-made and customized industry service scenarios to bring enterprises a smarter IT service management platform.

ICT-MiiND - Embracing Intelligent Innovation

Empowered by innovation and intelligence with smart learning and infrastructure, ICT-MiiND integrates full stack of services data to the ICT service platform. It performs periodic cycle of data collection, experience learning and correlation, as well as algorithmic analysis and modeling. This builds a foundation for developing a perception for dynamic business scenarios through understanding time, scenarios and industry applications. Through integrating this cognitive capability with the company's practical experiences and collective knowledge, ICT-MiiND can perform deep and self-learning to develop a self-evolving power that drives dynamic and continuous advancement.

Simply put, through cognitive thinking, digital tools and algorithms to correlate different business scenarios, ICT-MiiND develops automated, multi-dimensional analysis and assessment. ICT-MiiND can also continuously enhance its computational intelligence with machine learning and deep learning, in order to offer relevant responses that solve different business challenges and IT incidents with proactive solutions.

-- Strong AI capabilities: Riding on different innovative tools and algorithms, ICT-MiiND is developed to provide analysis in multiple layers to study existing data, review its integrity and detect missing data. Its machine learning capabilities can also identify regular IT operation patterns, align that with changing business priorities to detect different levels of business impact from any IT anomalies.

-- Simplicity and Precision: Deliver precise and comprehensive IT operation analysis through capturing massive volume of data from different incidents to develop AI and algorithmic modules and drive intelligent operation and maintenance capabilities. Analysis in dynamic perspectives - including factors like timing, correlations, cause and effect - enables inductive analysis to identify patterns and predictive analysis to forecast progression. A combination of these capabilities enable ICT-MiiND to actively detect anomalies and analyze root cause. It also provides a comprehensive macro view of the entire operations by reducing multiple and duplicating alerts.

-- Active and comprehensive monitoring: Aiming to turn passive monitoring into proactive enhancement, ICT-MiiND combines macro monitoring of the entire operations together with intelligent analysis that deepens IT resource planning. This combination can transform ICT services provisioning from simply meeting SLAs to proactively identifying areas to improve IT performance and user experiences.

-- Integrate business scenarios and human knowledge: Leverage the experience of managing different networks and IT challenges, as well as the understanding of individual customer's business processes, application architecture, infrastructure and security policies to develop business-driven AIOps algorithm. It demonstrates CITIC Telecom CPC's differentiating AI capabilities to develop AIOps tools that are unique from others in the market.

Innovation is part of our DNA

ICT-MiiND is an intelligent-driven strategy for the future. It rides on CITIC Telecom CPC's practical IT operations experiences, in-depth business knowledge and expertise in network, security and cloud into building different AIOps modules to provide exceptional IT services through intelligence.

Embracing years of practical experiences, deep industry knowhow with intelligent analysis and algorithmic capability, CITIC Telecom CPC is also deepening its innovation with the latest technologies like AR, IOTs and Blockchain, to form intelligent IT service management platform and applications, a true proactive digital business enabler.

Series of innovative offerings under the ICT-MiiND Strategy:

-- AR-driven service platform: Leverage wearable AR technology, the company offers remote operation and maintenance service - DataHOUSE(TM) AR Remote Hand. It transforms field engineers' operations, maintenance and troubleshooting processes, driving a future-ready field service era.

-- Blockchain-enabled business workflow tracking system manages application development and APIs to enable service governance. Some applications, including electronic leave application and electronic overseas travel application systems, are already supported by blockchain, while Sales management and CRM systems will be next.

-- Integrates facial recognition technology into thermal detection system, CITIC Telecom CPC creates groundbreaking AI thermal detection systems to monitor temperature and identify individual employees or visitors to enable higher level of public health and safety.

-- AI + SD-WAN is a network service that integrates AI, big data analytics and SD-WAN technologies. It achieves the integration between algorithmic analysis, WAN operations and linkages as well as application processing and business services delivery. Through intelligent analysis and smart machine learning of data across the network, it creates scenario planning through algorithmic and correlation analysis to design and develop dynamic routing to optimize network performance. It empowers enterprise customers to handle surging network traffic with an optimized network architecture.

"Supported by our global experiences, years of business knowhow and dedicated R&D capabilities for different industries, ICT-MiiND Strategy is not only a platform for intelligent IT service management, but the brain to empower digital success," said Daniel Kwong, Chief Information and Innovation Officer from CITIC Telecom CPC.

To know more about ICT-MiiND Strategy, please visit: https://www.citictel-cpc.com/EN/HK/Pages/ICT-MiiND

Demonstrating Precision in Computer Vision

Organized by Hong Kong Science and Technology Park and Hospital Authority, the AI Challenge is a competition that challenged contestants to build machine learning models to identify surgical instrument. The competition aims to explore the role of AI to assist human in performing surgical instrument counting at the hospital operating theatre - a task that takes place over hundred thousand times per year!

"Our dedicated Data Science and Innovation team has been building machine learning models since 2019 to digitize our internal operations. Through this competition, we'd like to benchmark our AI capabilities against others into solving other practical business problems," said Kwong.

"The award recognizes our expertise in AI to facilitate business operations, as well as our ability to extend these skills into different industries to provide enhanced services for our enterprise customers," added Kwong.

ICT-MiiND Roadmap

The introduction of ICT-MiiND marks only the first step of a three-stage development plan. In the second stage, ICT-MiiND is expected to integrate the newly acquired insight with advanced algorithm to offer predictive insights and response recommendations. Moving forward, ICT-MiiND is also expected to realize human-machine interactions and proactively support customers by providing recommendations and analysis using natural language processing (NLP) technologies and knowledge graph.

"ICT-MiiND demonstrates our commitment to deepen technology expertise towards endless innovation for our customers. It is the core for our transformation from an ICT solution provider into a technology-driven digitalization enabler," said Kwong.

About CITIC Telecom CPC

We are CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited ("CITIC Telecom CPC"), a wholly owned subsidiary of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (SEHK: 1883), serving multinational enterprises the world over by addressing their ICT requirements with integrated digitalisation solutions built upon our flagship technology suites, comprising TrueCONNECT(TM) private network solutions, TrustCSI(TM) information security solutions, DataHOUSE(TM) cloud data center solutions, and SmartCLOUD(TM) cloud computing solutions.

With the motto "Innovation Never Stops", we leverage innovative technologies, embracing AI, AR, Big Data, IoT, and other cutting-edge emerging technologies to transform technical potential into business value for our customers. As enterprises digital transformation partner, we strive to help our customers achieving industry-leading position, high agility and cost-efficiency through digitalisation.

Bringing with our Global-Local capabilities, we are committed to providing our customers with one-stop-shop ICT solutions with superior quality. Having worldwide footprint across 160 countries, including Asia, Europe and America, Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia, our global network resources connect over 160 points of presence (POPs), 18 Cloud service centers, 30+ data centers, and two dedicated 24x7 Security Operations Centers (SOCs). As one of the first managed service providers in Hong Kong to achieve multiple ICT-related certifications, including ISO 9001, 14001, 20000, 27001, and 27017, we have been offering professional local services, superior delivery capabilities as well as exceptional customer experience and best practices through our global presence and extensive industry knowhow, becoming a leading integrated intelligent ICT service provider to enterprise customers.

For more information please visit www.citictel-cpc.com

Media Contact:

Rowena Leung
CITIC Telecom International CPC Limited
(852) 2170 7536
Email: rowena.leung@citictel-cpc.com



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source http://www.acnnewswire.com/press-release/english/66628/

Joy Spreader Included in the MSCI China Small Cap Index

HONG KONG, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - On May 12th , Joy Spreader (06988.HK), a Hong Kong-listed company, announced that the Company is incorporated into the MSCI China Small Cap Index, with effect upon the closure of the market on May 27, 2021.

It is reported that the MSCI China Small Cap Index is one of the China market indices launched by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI), which aims to measure the performance of the small cap segment in China's stock market, covering PRC companies with excellent operating results and development potential. It is an important index for global institutional investors to evaluate their investment portfolios.

Joy Spreader is a leading MarTech company engaging in mobile new media performance-based marketing and marketing SaaS services in the PRC. It has achieved outstanding performance for years and has received considerable attention in the Hong Kong stock market since its listing.

According to the financial report, the revenue of Joy Spreader was HK$262 million, HK$538 million and HK$924 million from 2018 to 2020, respectively, and the earnings (net profit) during the year were HK$45 million, HK$77 million and HK$139 million, respectively. Joy Spreader's performance has maintained rapid growth.

The Company's board of directors believes that the inclusion of the MSCI China Small Cap Index shows the recognition of the Company's performance and value by the capital market. It is expected that the inclusion will enhance the confidence of capital market and investors to the Company and increase the liquidity of the Company's shares. At the same time, the inclusion will raise the Company's profile and boost the Company's business and cooperation.



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富士通、イオンリテールが店舗のスマートストア化に向けて、AI映像解析ソリューション「GREENAGES Citywide Surveillance」を採用

TOKYO, May 13, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - この度、当社のAI映像解析ソリューション「Fujitsu Technical Computing Solution GREENAGES Citywide Surveillance(グリーンエイジズ シティワイド サーベイランス)」(以下、「Citywide Surveillance」)がイオンリテール株式会社(注1)(以下、イオンリテール)様の店舗におけるAIカメラシステムに採用されました。

当ソリューションを活用したAIカメラシステムは、店内のカメラ映像から来店したお客様の行動を分析・学習することで、店内の人数をリアルタイムにカウントし混雑状況を検知するほか、接客を必要とするお客様をいち早く把握し従業員に通知、また未成年者への酒類販売防止などを強化し、安心・安全な店舗運営や接客品質の向上を実現します。さらに各売場におけるお客様の通過や立寄り、商品を手に取るといった様々な行動情報を取得して分析・学習することで、客観的なデータに基づく店内レイアウトの改善やマーチャンダイジングにも活用されます。当システムは2021年5月中に「イオンスタイル川口」(埼玉県川口市)において運用を開始し、2021年度中に本州・四国の「イオン」「イオンスタイル」76店舗に展開する予定です。

当社は今後、「Citywide Surveillance」に人流シミュレーション技術を組み合わせることで、お客様の行動予測を行い、店舗回遊の観点から、最適な店内レイアウトや店舗計画の立案、さらには投資判断を支援するサービスの提供を、2021年度中を目標に開始する予定です。当社は「Citywide Surveillance」を通じて、イオンリテール様をはじめとするリテール企業が目指す、ニューノーマルな社会における快適な買い物体験を提供する店舗の運営に貢献していきます。

背景

イオンリテール様ではこれまで、接客や酒類の販売に際しての声掛け、レイアウトの検討などについて経験に基づいた判断が優先されており、お客様と従業員双方の3密を避けた、店舗運営のニューノーマル化を進めるなかで、従来のマーチャンダイジングや店舗づくりからの脱却が課題となっていました。

イオンリテール様は2020年より「店舗のスマートストア化」を推進し、スマートフォン端末を活用した会計システムを導入するなど、様々な取り組みを実施してきました。さらに、この度、当社の「Citywide Surveillance」を既存の店内カメラと組み合わせる形で導入し、安心・安全な店舗運営や接客品質の向上を実現するAIカメラシステムの運用を開始します。

「Citywide Surveillance」のAIによる店舗分析の特長

1.AIを活用した人物検知、年代推定機能による安心・安全な店舗運営や法令順守の支援
- 店内の人数をリアルタイムにカウントし混雑状況を検知することで、3密を避けた店舗運営を支援します。
- レジ前のカメラで取得した映像をもとにAIでお客様の年代情報を分析し、未成年者と推定した場合、レジ従業員に通知します。従業員はAIからの通知を元にお客様に声掛けし、未成年者への酒類販売を防止します。
- 一般的な映像解析で用いる顔の特徴を取得せずに、体格や服装などの特徴から人物検知や属性(性別、年代)を推定できるため、マスク着用時でも高精度な解析が可能です。また個人情報を取得しないため、お客様のプライバシーに配慮した上で、収集データを活用することができます。

2.接客対象者検知による接客品質の向上
- 人物行動検知技術を用いて取得する、お客様の商品への手伸ばし行動の情報や売り場での滞在時間をもとに、購買意欲が高いと推定されるお客様を検知して従業員へ通知することで、迅速かつ最適なタイミングでの接客につなげます。商品選びで迷っているお客様への迅速なフォローを行うことにより、顧客満足度を高めるとともに販売効率の改善を実現します。

3.顧客行動分析データに基づく店舗計画
- 来店するお客様の人数、属性、回遊特性をAIで分析・学習することで、客観的なデータに基づいた、より買い物しやすい店内レイアウトや品揃え計画の立案を支援します。

今後の展開

「Citywide Surveillance」を導入したAIカメラシステムは、今年度中に本州・四国の「イオン」「イオンスタイル」76店舗へ展開していきます。当社は今後、当システムに人流シミュレーション技術も組み合わせることで、店内レイアウト変更後のお客様の購買行動の変化を予測し、より合理的なレイアウトの立案や店舗運営を支援するなど、スマートストア化を目指すリテール企業に向けて、ニューノーマルにおける快適な買い物体験を実現するサービスを提供していきます。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://pr.fujitsu.com/jp/news/2021/05/13-1.html

概要: 富士通株式会社

詳細は http://jp.fujitsu.com/ をご覧ください。


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