昭和電工、2021年10月1日付役員人事および人事異動を発表

TOKYO, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 昭和電工は本日、2021年10月1日付役員人事および人事異動を以下のとおり発表しました。

発令日:2021年10月1日

[執行役員の委嘱事項変更]

新職:
-
旧職:
常務執行役員
最高財務責任者(CFO)
グループCFO設置準備室長
財務・経理部、情報システム部管掌
継続職:
常務執行役員
最高財務責任者(CFO)
財務・経理部、情報システム部管掌
氏名:
竹内 元浩

新職:
-
旧職:
常務執行役員
最高戦略責任者(CSO)
グループCSO設置準備室長
コーティング材料部、カーボン事業部、セラミックス事業部、横浜事業所、塩尻事業所、戦略企画部管掌
継続職:
常務執行役員
最高戦略責任者(CSO)
コーティング材料部、カーボン事業部、セラミックス事業部、横浜事業所、塩尻事業所、戦略企画部管掌
氏名:
髙橋 秀仁

発令日:2021年10月1日

[部門長の異動]

新職:
グループCFO設置準備室長
旧職:
(採用)
継続職:
-
氏名:
染宮 秀樹

新職:
グループCSO設置準備室長
旧職:
(採用)
継続職:
-
氏名:
真岡 朋光

本リリースの詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。
https://www.acnnewswire.com/pdf/files/20210924.pdf

概要:昭和電工株式会社

詳細は www.sdk.co.jp をご覧ください。


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三菱自、軽商用車『ミニキャブバン』・軽乗用車『タウンボックス』を一部改良

TOKYO, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 三菱自動車工業株式会社(本社:東京都港区、代表執行役社長兼最高経営責任者:加藤 隆雄、以下三菱自動車)は、軽商用車『ミニキャブバン』と軽乗用車『タウンボックス』に一部改良を行い、全国の系列販売会社を通じて9月24日(金)から販売を開始します。車両本体のメーカー希望小売価格は『ミニキャブバン』が990,000~1,596,100円、『タウンボックス』は1,754,500~1,960,200円(消費税10%込)です。

1.変更のポイント

<ミニキャブバン>
- アクティブスタビリティコントロール[ASC]やオートライトコントロールを全グレードに標準装備し、安全運転をサポート
<タウンボックス>
- アイドリングストップ「オートストップ&ゴー(AS&G)」を新規採用

2.主な変更点

<ミニキャブバン>
- アクティブスタビリティコントロール[ASC]を全グレードに標準装備しました。滑りやすい路面などでの横滑りを抑え、タイヤの空転を防止することで、走行時の安定性を向上させます。
- 周囲の明るさに合わせて自動でヘッドライトを点灯・消灯するオートライトコントロールを全グレードに標準装備、ヘッドライトのつけ忘れを防止します。
- 坂道でブレーキペダルからアクセルペダルに踏み替える時、自動でブレーキを最大約2秒間キープするヒルスタートアシストを「M」(4A/T)に標準装備しました(「M」(5M/T)を除き全車標準装備)。
- 上級グレード「ブラボーターボ」に標準装備していた電動格納式リモコンドア
ミラーを「G」にも採用。さらに4WD車にはミラー面の霜・露を除去し、付着しにくくし後方視界を確保するヒーテッドドアミラーも採用することで、利便性を向上させました。
- プライバシーガラスを全グレードに標準装備しました。
- メッキフロントフードガーニッシュを「ブラボーターボ」に採用し、質感を向上させました。
- モバイル機器等の充電が可能なUSB電源ソケット(2個)を標準装備し、利便性を向上させました(『ミニキャブバン』「M」を除く)。

<タウンボックス>
- 新しくアイドリングストップ「オートストップ&ゴー(AS&G)」を採用しました。
- 4WD車に標準装備していた運転席シートヒーターを2WD車にも追加し、快適性を向上させました。
- モバイル機器等の充電が可能なUSB電源ソケット(2個)を標準装備し、利便性を向上させました。

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/detail5553.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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Moonstake Joins Hyper Protect Accelerator, A Startup Incubator Program of IBM

SINGAPORE, Sep 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Moonstake is proud to announce that we have been invited to be a Friend of IBM's Hyper Protect Accelerator, a mentorship program enabling global tech startups with its top-class data protection, privacy, and security solutions.


Over the past 2 years, IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator has enabled 45 of the most exciting and global fintech, healthtech, and insurtech startups. This year, they are working to increase this number to 100, bringing even more opportunities to global tech startups spanning a wider range of industries including music, education, legal, and decentralized technology. The program is hosted in collaboration with Village Capital who has supported over 1,000 early-stage entrepreneurs through its programs. In this accelerator initiative, Village Capital is managing the business mentorship aspect of the program's support services while IBM is leading technical enablement.

Startups were selected based on a multi-step process where applications were evaluated based on data security needs, use cases, product-market fit, size, age, and ability to build and scale. Finalist companies underwent multiple interviews and were evaluated on both technical and business factors before successfully joining the Cohorts and Friends of Hyper Protect. Moonstake is proud to be amongst the few blockchain startups invited to be a Friend of Hyper Protect alongside other esteemed global decentralized projects such as Maat.ai, Cryptomate, and PayDay.

Moonstake launched its staking business in 2020 with the aim to create the largest staking network in Asia. Since then, it has developed the most user-friendly Web Wallet and Mobile Wallet (iOS/Android) with support for over 2000 cryptocurrencies. After a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, Moonstake's total staking assets have grown rapidly to reach $1.5 Billion, allowing Moonstake to become one of the top 10 staking providers globally. Currently, Moonstake supports 12 high-demand staking coins, the most widely used non-fungible token (NFT) standard, and is working with Muse Finance to enter the DeFi market. All of Moonstake's efforts and outcomes have solidified Moonstake's position and reputation, earning us a spot in the league of Cohorts and Friends of IBM Hyper Protect.

Founder of Moonstake, Mitsuru Tezuka, comments the following on this momentous occasion: "I am excited to announce that Moonstake is part of the IBM Friends of Hyper Protect Program 2021. This has actually been an ongoing series of discussions with IBM and Village Capital for a couple of months now, and we are happy to see the formal announcement from IBM during their Z Day global event. This is aligned with our continuous drive to provide a safe and secure experience for our staking users!"

Cohort 4 and Friends of Hyper Protect consist of 55 startups in fintech, healthtech, insurtech, regtech, edtech, legaltech and datatech startups from twenty four countries, including USA, UAE, Mexico, Argentina, UK, Netherlands, Italy, Finland, Nigeria, Kenya, Israel, Singapore, Jordan, and more. Moonstake is honored to represent blockchain product and solutions companies as a Friend of IBM Hyper Protect and will continue to work hard to expand our business and services as we better serve the needs of our user community and business partners globally.

About Moonstake

Moonstake was established to develop a staking pool protocol to satisfy increasing demands in regional and global blockchain markets. Moonstake develops a staking pool protocol and provides business services through partners and companies.

Moonstake aims to be the largest staking pool network in Asia by providing an active environment for crypto asset holders. Moonstake has built a staking ecosystem through partnerships with reputed blockchain companies including Emurgo, Ontology, NEO, Astar and more. In May 2021, Moonstake reinforced its organisation with the backing of a Singapore-listed company, OIO Holdings Limited (SGX:OIO) with its acquisition of Moonstake.

With a full-scale operation launched in August 2020, we expanded our business and as of now, our total staking assets exceeded over USD 1.4 billion. https://www.moonstake.io/

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MoonstakeがIBMのスタートアップインキュベータープログラム『Hyper Protect Accelerator』に選出

SINGAPORE, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Moonstakeは、2019年に立ち上げられた世界的なスタートアップ向けアクセラレータープログラムの「IBMのHyper Protect Accelerator」に選出されました。このプログラムはIBM社とVillage Capital社が共催し、データ保護やプライバシー、セキュリティに焦点を絞ったソリューションを提供するテック系スタートアップに向けたメンターシッププログラムです。


IBM Hyper Protect Acceleratorでは、過去、グローバル規模で活躍するフィンテック、ヘルステック、インシュアテックなどのスタートアップ45社を支援してきました。今年は100社が選ばれ、従来の分野に加え、音楽、教育、法律、分散型テクノロジーなど、より幅広い分野のスタートアップを対象にしています。今回のアクセラレータープログラムでは、IBMが技術面でのサポートを行い、過去にアーリーステージの起業家を1000人以上支援してきたVillage Capital社が、ビジネス面でのメンタリングを担当します。

選出にあたっては、データセキュリティのニーズやユースケース、製品市場への適合性や拡張能力、事業規模など様々な審査基準が設けられています。 最終選考まで残った企業は、複数回の面接を経て、技術面とビジネス面の両方で審査されました。

Moonstakeは、Maat.ai、Cryptomate、PayDayなどの世界的な分散型プロジェクトと並んで、このプログラムに選出された数少ないブロックチェーン・スタートアップの一社です。アジア最大のステーキングネットワークの構築を目指してきたMoonstakeは、事業開始から1年でステーキング総額1500億円に達し、世界トップ10のステーキングプロバイダーに成長しました。これまでのMoonstakeの躍進の成果は、ステーキング業界の中でも高く評価されており、多方面からの信頼を得ることで、今回のプログラム参加に繋がったと認識しています。

Moonstakeの創設者である手塚満氏のコメント
MoonstakeがIBM Hyper Protect Program 2021に選出されたことを、大変喜ばしく思います。数ヶ月前からIBMとVillage Capitalとの間で継続的に議論がなされ、Z Dayのグローバルイベント内で、IBMから正式な発表がされました。プログラムの趣旨は、ステーキングユーザーに対して安心安全な利用環境を提供していくというMoonstakeの使命と一致しています。この機会を通じて、今後のサービス向上をより一層加速していきたいと考えています。

Moonstakeが選出されたプログラム内の「Cohort 4 and Friends of Hyper Protect」は、米国、UAE、英国、イスラエル、シンガポール、など、24カ国から集まったフィンテック、ヘルステック、インシュアテック(保険”Insurance”×テクノロジー”Technology”)、レグテック(規制”Regulation”×テクノロジー”Technology”)、リーガルテック、データテックのスタートアップ55社で構成されています。Moonstakeは、IBM Hyper Protectの一員としてブロックチェーン製品やソリューション企業を代表できることを光栄に思うとともに、世界中のユーザーコミュニティやビジネスパートナーのニーズに応えるべく、事業やサービスの拡大に向けて今後も尽力していきます。

Moonstakeについて

Moonstakeは世界各地域のブロックチェーン市場で高まる需要に答えるステーキングプールプロトコルを開発することを目的に、近年設立されました。Moonstakeはステーキングプールの技術プロトコルを開発し、パートナーや企業にビジネスサービスを提供しています。

Moonstakeは、暗号資産保有者にアクティブな環境を提供することで、アジア最大のステーキングプールネットワークとなることを目指しています。Moonstakeは、Emurgo、Ontology、NEO、Astarなどの評判の高いブロックチェーン企業とのパートナーシップを通じて、ステーキングエコシステムを構築しています。2021年5月Moonstakeは、シンガポールの上場企業であるOIO Holdings Limited(SGX:OIO)によって買収され、さらに組織の強化体制を促進しております。

2020年8月に開始された本格的なオペレーションにより、事業を拡大し、現在のステーキング資産総額は14億米ドルを超えています。https://www.moonstake.io/


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トヨタなど、MBD(モデルベース開発)推進センターへ参画

TOKYO, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 国内自動車メーカー5社(株式会社SUBARU、トヨタ自動車株式会社、日産自動車株式会社、本田技研工業株式会社、マツダ株式会社)、部品メーカー5社(株式会社アイシン、ジヤトコ株式会社、株式会社デンソー、パナソニック株式会社、三菱電機株式会社)は、本日公表のありました、MBD*1を全国の自動車産業に普及するための組織である「MBD推進センター」に運営会員として参画いたします。

MBD推進センターは、全体最適で高度なモノづくりを手戻りなく高効率で行える、モビリティ社会の最先端の開発コミュニティの実現を目的として発足いたしました。活動内容は、2015年度より経済産業省主導のもとで「自動車産業におけるモデル利用のあり方に関する研究会*2」として実施し、とりまとめてきた、「SURIAWASE2.0*3の深化 ~自動車産業におけるMBDの産学官共同戦略的プロジェクトの方針~」を民間主体で継承したものとなります。

運営会員会社は、MBD推進センターの活動をリードし、「大学などの『学』における研究」「部品開発」「システム開発や車両開発」までがモデル*4でつながり、開発の初期段階からデジタルですり合わせできるようになることによる、日本の自動車産業の国際競争力向上に貢献してまいります。

「MBD推進センター」の基本理念/ビジョン/目指す姿

基本理念:MBD技術を広く普及展開し、モデルを用いた高度なすりあわせ開発「SURIAWASE2.0」を実現することにより、日本の自動車産業の国際競争力向上に貢献する。

ビジョン:
- カーボンニュートラル対応やCASE等の車両技術革新をMBDで推進し、SDGsに貢献する。
- すべてのプレイヤーが規模の大小を問わずモデルでつながり、高効率な研究開発を推進できるようになる。

目指す姿:
- MBD推進センターの目指す姿は「SURIAWASE2.0」が実現した状態。学(大学など)によるMBR*5で新しいモデルを創出し、産(企業)によるMBDではエンジニアリングチェーンに連なる部品メーカーと自動車メーカー間でのすりあわせ開発に同じモデルを用いて高効率化することで、手戻りのない、世界一の開発効率を実現すると共に、新しい価値を創造する。

「MBD推進センター」概要

事業概要:MBD開発技術の普及促進、企業間・産学間でのモデル流通の仕組み構築[参画企業(会員)と日本自動車研究所(事務局)による共同研究事業]

ステアリングコミッティ 委員長:人見 光夫(マツダ株式会社 シニアイノベーションフェロー)

事業費:約6千万円/年

発足日:2021年7月9日

英語名:Japan Automotive Model-Based Engineering center(略称 : JAMBE)

「MBD推進センター」プレスリリース
参画予定企業、「MBD推進センター」発足記念オンラインフォーラムについては、MBD推進センターのプレスリリースをご参照ください。
https://www.jambe.jp/uploads/20210924a.pdf

本リリースの詳細は下記URLをご参照ください。
https://global.toyota/jp/newsroom/corporate/36077064.html

概要:トヨタ自動車株式会社

詳細は http://toyota.jp/ をご覧ください。


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三井化学、NEC・dotDataと連携し、AIを活用した市況商品の価格変動予測の実証実験を実施

TOKYO, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 三井化学株式会社(本社:東京都港区、代表取締役社長:橋本 修、以下、三井化学)は、日本電気株式会社(本社:東京都港区、代表取締役 執行役員社長 兼 CEO:森田 隆之、以下、NEC)と連携し、AIを活用して、市況に左右されやすい三井化学の具体的なある製品の価格変動を予測する実証実験を実施しました。本実証実験を踏まえ、適正な調達・生産・販売による利益の向上と価格変動による損失回避に貢献するAIを活用した需要予測システムの本格導入を目指します。

なお本実証実験は、dotData, Inc.(本社:アメリカ カリフォルニア州、CEO:藤巻 遼平)が開発したデータサイエンスプロセス全体を自動化するAIソフトウェア「dotData」を活用して実施されました。

背景

三井化学は、これまで業務担当者の知見や経験に基づいて、過去の価格・採算推移や為替などの週単位に集計されたデータを用いて製品の需要動向を予想してきました。しかし、近年、グローバル化の進展と共に、市場ニーズが急激に変化しており、需要動向予想が難しくなっています。これにより、原料の調達価格と調達数量、生産量を最適にコントロールする必要性がありました。

今回の実証試験について

予測が難しいとされる市況に左右されやすい三井化学の具体的なある製品を選定し、当該製品の過去数年にわたる日次および週次の在庫データや工場稼働率、販売数量などの多様なデータを基にNECの提供する「dotData」で分析し、無数の特徴量候補から有効なものを自動抽出することで高精度な価格の予測モデルを構築しました。

実証試験の成果

今後継続的に改善すべき点もあるものの、「dotData」を活用することで、翌月の当該製品の高精度な需要予測が可能となり、市場動向を踏まえた適正な販売価格の設定を実現し、より良い自社の販売計画立案と、その計画に基づいた調達・生産を行うことで、在庫金額の数億円規模の削減も見込めます。

また、一見すると分からない「XXXXの動きと○○○○の価格に相関がある」など、人間では気づきにくい新たな業務知見も得ることができました。

各社コメント

三井化学DX推進室※ 担当執行役員/三瓶雅夫
三井化学は激化する国際環境の中、競争力強化のため、AutoML(ML:機械学習)という先進的機械学習技術を活用した需要予測のDX化を推進します。これにより調達コストの削減、リードタイムの短縮、物流最適化によるCO2低減を通じて、社会課題の解決と顧客起点のビジネスモデルへと企業変革(CX:Corporate Transformation)を加速します。

NEC エグゼクティブ・ディレクター/森英人
NECはdotData社とのパートナーシップに基づき、多数のお客様のデジタルトランスフォーメーションを支援してきました。マーケットのリーダーポジションのテクノロジーである「dotData」とNECのコンサルティング能力を組み合わせて、三井化学様の変革への取り組みを支援させていただくとともに、本取り組みを通じて社会課題の解決にも貢献していきます。

dotData, Inc. CEO/藤巻遼平
dotDataは、AIによる高精度な将来予測とビジネスの洞察を導き出す「dotData」によって、三井化学様のDXを通じた企業変革と社会課題解決に貢献してまいります。三井化学様とNECとの協業の更なる発展を楽しみにしています。

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://jpn.nec.com/press/202109/20210924_01.html

概要:日本電気株式会社(NEC)

詳細は www.nec.co.jp をご覧ください。


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Justin Sun: Preserve the Blockchain Spirit of Compliance and Transparency

SINGAPORE, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - On September 20, the founder of TRON, Justin Sun, announced the listing of VanEck TRX ETN (VTRX) on Deutsche Borse Xetra (www.xetra.com/xetra-en/). Meanwhile, Clearstream is leveraged to connect to Euronext's system, which will facilitate the trading of VTRX on the major exchanges of 14 European countries including those in London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Switzerland. Not long ago, TRON also inked a partnership with the US-based asset management firm Valkyrie Investments to launch Valkyrie TRON Trust. With the listings of TRON tokens on an increasing number of mainstream exchanges around the globe, TRON is clearly stepping up its efforts to expand in a compliant and transparent manner.

Back in 2012, Justin Sun introduced the concept of "blockchain" as a "value network" to China, which established him as an early advocator and adopter of blockchain in his homeland. Later, in 2017, he founded TRON. Till today, TRON is at the forefront of various competitive races including DeFi, NFT, stablecoins, distributed storage, staking mining, and staking. Moreover, it secured the third spot on the 25th CCID Global Public Blockchain Technology Assessment Index released by China's Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID) this August. Today, Justin himself is going all-in on blockchain with the mission of 'building a Chinese presence in this sphere'.

In January 2021, Justin Sun was specially appointed as a member of the Editorial Board of Information China Magazine, an authoritative national journal of China under the NDRC. Here, he has discussed with other experts and researchers of the industry the growth of China's information industry. Prior to this, Xuexi Qiangguo (a public app featuring quality content administered by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China), The Study Times (the official newspaper of the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China), China Banking and Insurance News and other journals published Justin Sun's article titled "Blockchain Redefines Trust in Financial Service", garnering worldwide attention.

TRON has built a comprehensive ecosystem spanning from underlying protocols and smart contracts to NFT and metadata storage. With over 54 million accounts, it has handled a total of 2.4 billion transactions, settles over $6 billion per day, and contributes close to one-third to the circulating supply of stablecoins globally. The TRON Protocol, one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world, offers high-scalability, high-availability, and high-throughput support that serves as the foundation for all decentralized applications in the TRON ecosystem.

TRON, as one of the world's top three public chains, is not only committed to growing a scalable, thriving ecosystem but also to fulfilling the grand vision of the blockchain industry for mankind and the times. In his recent open letter to the community, Justin Sun mentioned that TRON is going to launch its layer-2 scaling cross-chain solution BTTC on October 30, 2021. With this release, TRON will form a closed loop of both layer 1 and 2 networks with sound cross-chain connectivity, which offers both a robust underlying network of the global human settlement layer and the heterogeneous scalable cross-chain network BitTorrent Chain that features high throughput and full compatibility with EVM. The cross-chain solution will usher in an era where all chains are connected and enable the smooth circulation of transparent and compliant digital assets worldwide.

Media Contact:
Jessica ZHANG, TRON
E-mail: jessica.zhang01@tron.network
Website: https://tron.network/



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YS SPECIAL STEEL、鋳造金型鋼として射出産業のスマート化をリード

韓国, 2021年9月24日 - (JCN Newswire) - 全世界の金型業界はメガトレンドである程炭素、高齢化、高賃金化、エネルギー削減、4次産業革命などに直面して様々な需要に対応するために高効率、高い生産性、多品種の少量対応プロセスを構築し、色々な産業の対応素材の開発などの市場の要求に直面している。


こういうところで韓国の特殊鋼の鋳造業界をリードしてきたYS SPECIAL STEEL(CEO Park、Leo)が現在のInjection moldの短所を補うことができるSCIC(Smart Conformal Injection Casting)

Moldを開発して注目されている。今回はCEO Park、Leoにお会いして関連技術及び製品の特徴に関してインタビューした。下記はインタビューの全文である。

韓国の鋳造業界の景気は?

韓国の主な産業のほとんどが10年ぶりに最高の好況であるが、鋳造業界の場合はまだ新型コロナウイルス以前の水準ではない。また、全世界的な産業素材のインフレーションによる影響で受益率は下がっている。ただ2022年からは韓国の造船産業などの鋳造品の需要が増加すると予想している。

今までの金型鋼に比べて、新たな開発したSCIC Moldの強みは?

金型の性能を判断する際に一番重要なことは冷却性能である。弊社が開発したSCIC Moldは今までの金型鋼に比べて温度の均一度が55%改善され金型の寿命が増えるし、冷却の速度も40%以上改善され全体的な生産時間が30%以上短縮することができる。

SCIC Mold生産のためYS SPECIAL STEELの技術的な特徴とは?

Customizing!! 弊社は顧客の要求に対応するため素材から金型、完成品まで一括生産体系を持っていてcasting alloy designの技術と多品種の少量生産プロセスベースで顧客の依頼製品に対応して様々なオーダーメイドの金型素材及び設計の適用ができるので射出素材、デザインによる製品の適用性、拡張性も非常に大きい。

Diffusion bonding技術より優れている点は?

Diffusion bonding技術は高圧の整形に関わる会社たちが主に使っていた方式であり、冷却流路を自由に形成できるという利点がある。ただ工程の特徴で金型の寿命はあまり良くない。弊社は3D sandプリンティング方式を適用して冷却流路を形成し、結果的に生産性を38%向上することができた。また、耐久性的にもCasting steelを使って制作した射出金型がDiffusion bonding 技術を活用した製品と比べると4~5倍以上優れている。需要業者の立場で考えると、製品を長期間使うほど生産原価が削減できる。

画期的な技術であるが、商用化の進捗は?

現在、全世界で最大の電子開発会社であるS社と6ヶ月くらい製品開発を共にしてきて、ポーランドの工場で量産テストをしているところである。S社は量産テストの結果が良ければ全体金型の30-40%を今後5年にわたってSCIC Mold技術を適用する予定である。

ヨンシン特殊鋼のCEOであるLeo Parkはこの分野の産業で限りない研究と革新を通じて持続的にリードしていきたいと言及し、海外の様々なビジネスパートナーとのコミュニケーションしていきたいと語った。

Media Contact
Company: YS SPECIAL STEEL CO.,LTD
Contact: Park, Sung Soo
Email: info@ysspecialsteel.com
Phone: +82-41-582-7228
Website: http://ysspecialsteel.com/index_en.php

SOURCE: YS SPECIAL STEEL CO.,LTD




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YS SPECIAL STEEL、鋳造金型鋼として射出産業のスマート化をリード

Korea, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 全世界の金型業界はメガトレンドである程炭素、高齢化、高賃金化、エネルギー削減、4次産業革命などに直面して様々な需要に対応するために高効率、高い生産性、多品種の少量対応プロセスを構築し、色々な産業の対応素材の開発などの市場の要求に直面している。



こういうところで韓国の特殊鋼の鋳造業界をリードしてきたYS SPECIAL STEEL(CEO Park、Leo)が現在のInjection moldの短所を補うことができるSCIC(Smart Conformal Injection Casting)

Moldを開発して注目されている。今回はCEO Park、Leoにお会いして関連技術及び製品の特徴に関してインタビューした。下記はインタビューの全文である。

韓国の鋳造業界の景気は?

韓国の主な産業のほとんどが10年ぶりに最高の好況であるが、鋳造業界の場合はまだ新型コロナウイルス以前の水準ではない。また、全世界的な産業素材のインフレーションによる影響で受益率は下がっている。ただ2022年からは韓国の造船産業などの鋳造品の需要が増加すると予想している。

今までの金型鋼に比べて、新たな開発したSCIC Moldの強みは?

金型の性能を判断する際に一番重要なことは冷却性能である。弊社が開発したSCIC Moldは今までの金型鋼に比べて温度の均一度が55%改善され金型の寿命が増えるし、冷却の速度も40%以上改善され全体的な生産時間が30%以上短縮することができる。

SCIC Mold生産のためYS SPECIAL STEELの技術的な特徴とは?

Customizing!! 弊社は顧客の要求に対応するため素材から金型、完成品まで一括生産体系を持っていてcasting alloy designの技術と多品種の少量生産プロセスベースで顧客の依頼製品に対応して様々なオーダーメイドの金型素材及び設計の適用ができるので射出素材、デザインによる製品の適用性、拡張性も非常に大きい。

Diffusion bonding技術より優れている点は?

Diffusion bonding技術は高圧の整形に関わる会社たちが主に使っていた方式であり、冷却流路を自由に形成できるという利点がある。ただ工程の特徴で金型の寿命はあまり良くない。弊社は3D sandプリンティング方式を適用して冷却流路を形成し、結果的に生産性を38%向上することができた。また、耐久性的にもCasting steelを使って制作した射出金型がDiffusion bonding 技術を活用した製品と比べると4~5倍以上優れている。需要業者の立場で考えると、製品を長期間使うほど生産原価が削減できる。

画期的な技術であるが、商用化の進捗は?

現在、全世界で最大の電子開発会社であるS社と6ヶ月くらい製品開発を共にしてきて、ポーランドの工場で量産テストをしているところである。S社は量産テストの結果が良ければ全体金型の30-40%を今後5年にわたってSCIC Mold技術を適用する予定である。

ヨンシン特殊鋼のCEOであるLeo Parkはこの分野の産業で限りない研究と革新を通じて持続的にリードしていきたいと言及し、海外の様々なビジネスパートナーとのコミュニケーションしていきたいと語った。

Media Contact
Company: YS SPECIAL STEEL CO.,LTD
Contact: Park, Sung Soo
Email: info@ysspecialsteel.com
Phone: +82-41-582-7228
Website: http://ysspecialsteel.com/index_en.php

SOURCE: YS SPECIAL STEEL CO.,LTD


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Justin Sun: Preserve the Blockchain Spirit of Compliance and Transparency

SINGAPORE, Sep 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - On September 20, the founder of TRON, Justin Sun, announced the listing of VanEck TRX ETN (VTRX) on Deutsche Borse Xetra (www.xetra.com/xetra-en/). Meanwhile, Clearstream is leveraged to connect to Euronext's system, which will facilitate the trading of VTRX on the major exchanges of 14 European countries including those in London, Amsterdam, Paris, and Switzerland. Not long ago, TRON also inked a partnership with the US-based asset management firm Valkyrie Investments to launch Valkyrie TRON Trust. With the listings of TRON tokens on an increasing number of mainstream exchanges around the globe, TRON is clearly stepping up its efforts to expand in a compliant and transparent manner.


Back in 2012, Justin Sun introduced the concept of "blockchain" as a "value network" to China, which established him as an early advocator and adopter of blockchain in his homeland. Later, in 2017, he founded TRON. Till today, TRON is at the forefront of various competitive races including DeFi, NFT, stablecoins, distributed storage, staking mining, and staking. Moreover, it secured the third spot on the 25th CCID Global Public Blockchain Technology Assessment Index released by China's Center for Information and Industry Development (CCID) this August. Today, Justin himself is going all-in on blockchain with the mission of 'building a Chinese presence in this sphere'.

In January 2021, Justin Sun was specially appointed as a member of the Editorial Board of Information China Magazine, an authoritative national journal of China under the NDRC. Here, he has discussed with other experts and researchers of the industry the growth of China's information industry. Prior to this, Xuexi Qiangguo (a public app featuring quality content administered by the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China), The Study Times (the official newspaper of the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China), China Banking and Insurance News and other journals published Justin Sun's article titled "Blockchain Redefines Trust in Financial Service", garnering worldwide attention.

TRON has built a comprehensive ecosystem spanning from underlying protocols and smart contracts to NFT and metadata storage. With over 54 million accounts, it has handled a total of 2.4 billion transactions, settles over $6 billion per day, and contributes close to one-third to the circulating supply of stablecoins globally. The TRON Protocol, one of the largest blockchain-based operating systems in the world, offers high-scalability, high-availability, and high-throughput support that serves as the foundation for all decentralized applications in the TRON ecosystem.

TRON, as one of the world's top three public chains, is not only committed to growing a scalable, thriving ecosystem but also to fulfilling the grand vision of the blockchain industry for mankind and the times. In his recent open letter to the community, Justin Sun mentioned that TRON is going to launch its layer-2 scaling cross-chain solution BTTC on October 30, 2021. With this release, TRON will form a closed loop of both layer 1 and 2 networks with sound cross-chain connectivity, which offers both a robust underlying network of the global human settlement layer and the heterogeneous scalable cross-chain network BitTorrent Chain that features high throughput and full compatibility with EVM. The cross-chain solution will usher in an era where all chains are connected and enable the smooth circulation of transparent and compliant digital assets worldwide.

Media Contact:
Jessica ZHANG, TRON
E-mail: jessica.zhang01@tron.network
Website: https://tron.network/


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source https://www.acnnewswire.com/press-release/english/69803/

富士通、「CEATEC 2021 ONLINE」に出展

TOKYO, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 当社は、2021年10月19日(火曜日)から10月22日(金曜日)までの4日間、オンライン形式で開催される「CEATEC 2021 ONLINE」に出展します。「つながる社会、共創する未来」をテーマに開催される「CEATEC 2021 ONLINE」は、Society5.0の実現に向け、業種や業界を超えた連携を生み出し、新しい市場を創生する次世代型展示会(入場無料、事前登録制)です。

当社はオンライン展示を通じて、化学プラントや製油所などのプロセス製造業様におけるローカル5Gの活用シーンや、当社が強力に推進する「Work Life Shift」の一環であるワーケーションや移住による地方創生への取り組みなどを紹介します。さらに、当社エバンジェリストと有識者によるサステナブルな社会の実現に向けた討論や、開放特許などの知財活用における共創事例の紹介を予定しています。

当社は、テクノロジーによる社会課題の解決を通じて、つながる社会と共創する未来の実現を目指し、お客様のデジタルトランスフォーメーション(DX)推進を支援していきます。

オンライン展示概要

「CEATEC 2021 ONLINE」では、オンライン展示として、企業ブースサイト内で常時視聴ができる展示チャンネルと、タイムテーブルにより特定の時間に視聴ができるプレゼンテーションコンテンツで構成しています。

1. 展示チャンネルの概要(5展示を予定)
化学プラントや製油所など、プロセス製造業様におけるDX実現に向けたローカル5Gの活用シーンをご紹介します。また、当社が強力に推進するニューノーマルな働き方「Work Life Shift」における社内改革や、ワーケーションや移住による地方創生への取り組み、さらに自分らしく仕事と生活をともに豊かにする、当社が描く2030年の働き方を紹介します。

2. プレゼンテーションコンテンツの概要(4展示を予定)
当社エバンジェリストと有識者が、サステナブルな社会の実現に向けた討論を行います。また、特許などの知的財産の一部を開放した当社と、当社の知財を実際に活用した企業による共創事例の紹介や、社会課題解決に向けて企業や個人が果たすべき役割について、次世代を担う学生との対話を予定しています。

情報公開

「CEATEC 2021 ONLINE」の出展概要を以下のサイトで公開しており、順次、詳細情報を追加していきます。なお、ご参加にあたっては、事前に公式ページよりお申込が必要です。

「CEATEC 2021」富士通サイト https://event.jp.fujitsu.com/ceatec/

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/2021/09/24-1.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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アリックスパートナーズ、半導体不足による自動車メーカーの生産損失額は年間2,100億ドル

TOKYO, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - グローバル・コンサルティング・ファームのアリックスパートナーズは本日、現在の半導体不足が世界の自動車業界に及ぼす影響についての試算結果を発表しました。自動車メーカーが被る2021年の生産損失額は、直近の試算では2,100億ドル(約23兆円)のインパクトになると予測しています。今年5月の時点では1,110億ドルと予測していました。また、2021年の世界の自動車生産台数は現時点では7,690万台に留まると考えており、当初想定である8,460万台から770万台減少すると予測しております。5月時点の予測の390万台を大きく上回っています。

アリックスパートナーズ自動車・製造業プラクティス グローバル共同リーダーのマーク・ウェイクフィールド(Mark Wakefield)は次のようにコメントしています。「誰もが今頃には半導体危機は解消されていると考えていましたが、マレーシアにおけるロックダウンなど新型コロナウイルス感染拡大による影響が各国に広がり、半導体問題は益々悪化しています。しかし、半導体不足は自動車業界が現在直面している想定外のディスラプションの一つにすぎず、その他にも樹脂や鉄鋼、加えて労働者不足も大きな問題となっています。こうした厳しい状況下では自動車メーカーおよびサプライヤーに誤った判断は許されないでしょう。十分な情報収集と分析を行い、あらゆる代替策を検討しながら最善の策を選択する必要があります」。

また、アリックスパートナーズ自動車・製造業プラクティス 日本リーダーの鈴木智之は次のようにコメントしています。「パンデミックに端を発した半導体危機は中期的かつ桁違いのスケールで自動車業界に影響を及ぼしています。自動車業界にとって半導体不足が最大のリスクとなった今、各企業の努力のみならず、自動車業界全体で半導体不足を解消すべくサプライチェーン再構築に向けて活動することが求められています。各社は戦略的なバッファ在庫保有検討、原材料調達から製造委託工場や自社工場での製造まで長期的視点でのサプライチェーンの再構築、リスクの早期検知システム、共用化コンセプトに立脚した部品設計など、半導体だけでなくあらゆるコモディティの調達においてより能動的なアクションを取れるよう対策を講じる必要があります」。

現在、自動車業界が置かれている事業環境の改善に向けては以下の検討が必要と考えています。

●半導体不足の状況が当面続く可能性を考慮し、どの製品や工場を優先的に稼働させるか
●グローバルサプライチェーン全体の可視性と問題の早期発見をいかに実現するか
●半導体を含む今後在庫を増加させることに伴い、手元資金等をいかに効果的に管理するか
●パンデミックによる巨額負債を回避し、短期的に財務の柔軟性を高めるにはどうすればよいか
●財務体質を向上させる構造改革レバーとはなにか

半導体の確保は自動車業界にとって死活問題となっています。日本のみならず海外を含めた半導体製造工程、組立工程、モジュール化工程における全てのプロセスを理解して対策を練ることがポイントとなります。重要なことは、常に先手で自らアクションを起こすこと、そして確かな情報と分析力を十分に備えることです。

アリックスパートナーズについて

1981年設立。ニューヨークに本社を構える結果重視型のグローバルコンサルティング会社。企業再生案件や緊急性が高く複雑な課題の解決支援を強みとしている。民間企業に加え、法律事務所、投資銀行、プライベートエクイティなど多岐にわたるクライアントを持つ。世界20都市に事務所を展開。日本オフィスの設立は2005年。日本語ウェッブサイトは https://www.alixpartners.com/jp/


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Agilex Biolabs Announced as Citeline Award Finalist for COVID-19 Vaccine Toxicology Preclinical Research

ADELAIDE, AUS, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Agilex Biolabs, Australia's most experienced and technologically advanced bioanalytical laboratory and the only biolab in the region with a dedicated toxicology unit, has been selected as a finalist for the Most Successful Early Phase Research (Preclinical & Phase I) category in the Citeline Awards 2021.

The Citeline Awards were created to recognize accomplishments across the biopharmaceutical industry, providing an opportunity for the industry to honor its highest achievers. Achievements across the spectrum of key R&D activities are celebrated, from successes in early and late-stage research, to advances in technological tools, to innovations in trial design and execution.

Agilex Biolabs offers advanced bioanalytical services for biotech companies and delivers toxicology services to support pre-clinical and early phase research within their TetraQ, division.

Dr. Peter Tapley, Director Toxicology at TetraQ, said the research submitted for the Citeline Award focussed on preclinical assessment of the safety and tolerability of a SARS-CoV-2 Sclamp protein subunit COVID-19 vaccine in rats.

"The preclinical toxicity studies conducted by TetraQ were required to enable the rapid approval and safe progression of the novel SARS-CoV-2 Sclamp subunit vaccine into clinical testing in healthy volunteers," he said.

"This research highlights the pathways that biotech companies can take for rapid vaccine development, and how the Australian research, regulatory and clinical infrastructure provides a supportive environment."

The TetraQ safety studies conducted in support of the vaccine development were referenced in Watterson et al 'Preclinical development of a molecular clamp-stabilised subunit vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2' Clin Transl Immunology. 2021 Apr 5;10(4): e1269. doi: 10.1002/cti2.1269. eCollection 2021. The important contributions of TetraQ to the program were acknowledged by the inclusion of Drs. Brockman, Tran and Tapley as co-authors.

A description of the clinical study facilitated by the preclinical toxicity study program was reported in Chappell et al 'Safety and immunogenicity of an MF59-adjuvanted spike glycoprotein-clamp vaccine for SARS-CoV-2: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 1 trial' Lancet Infect Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 19; S1473-3099(21)00200-0. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00200-0. This publication also included reference to vaccine serum antibody titre analyses conducted by Agilex Biolabs to support the clinical program. This contribution was acknowledged by the inclusion of Drs Tran and Tapley as co-authors. Although the development of this version of the SARS-CoV-2 Sclamp vaccine was ultimately discontinued the clinical study demonstrated the potential of the Sclamp vaccine technology.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the rapid development of a series of novel vaccines targeting SARS-CoV-2 in Australia, facilitated by the availability of high-quality contract research organizations such as Agilex Biolabs, and a favorable regulatory environment.

Agilex Biolabs' TetraQ division offers a range of toxicology services to support early to late stage development programs. These services include exploratory toxicology and pharmacokinetics studies and GLP toxicology services. Studies requiring non-rodent species including dogs and non-human primates are conducted via our partner labs. Studies are also supported by Agilex Biolabs' world class bioanalytical and immunoassay services.

Agilex Biolabs offers services for both small molecules and biologics for PK, immunogenicity (PD) and biomarker bioanalysis utilising the two platforms of LC-MS/MS and Immunoassay.

Agilex Biolabs' world-class immunoassay and immunobiology laboratories feature state-of-the-art equipment including Gyrolab Xplore, MSD Quickplex 120, Luminex Magpix, BD FACSymphony A3 flow cytometer and soon to be released, digital droplet quantitative real-time RT-PCR.

Australian clinical trials have remained open for business and Agilex Biolabs is a designated essential service so clients can be assured of study continuity.

Agilex Biolabs has more than 140 staff which includes 85 dedicated laboratory staff, and supports client pharma and biotech companies from US, Europe and APAC.

The 2021 Citeline Awards will take place October 14, 2021 in Boston, MA, USA.

Book a confidential briefing with our scientists before you start your next clinical trial. https://calendly.com/agilexbiolabs/30min

About Agilex Biolabs https://www.agilexbiolabs.com/

Agilex Biolabs, the Australian specialist bioanalytical and toxicology laboratory facilities for clinical trials, has more than 24 years' experience in performing regulated bioanalysis, including quality method development, method validation and sample analysis services. It has successfully supported hundreds of preclinical and clinical trials from around the world where eligible customers choose Australia for the streamlined regulatory process, quality data and access to the world's most attractive R&D rebate of up to 43.5% on both nonclinical and clinical trial work conducted in Australia.

Agilex Biolabs also offers toxicology services through TetraQ an Agilex Biolabs company, an established GLP toxicology facility in Australia.

Agilex Biolabs has the leading certifications including OECD GLP Recognition with NATA (Australian Government OECD GLP Compliance monitoring authority) and ISO 17025 Accreditation for global recognition.

The company has recently expanded its main labs by more than 30% to accommodate biotech demand from APAC and the USA. In addition Agilex Biolabs has launched a new Immunobiology lab - watch the video here. https://www.agilexbiolabs.com/launch-of-immunobiology-laboratory/

Agilex Biolabs specialises in bioanalysis of small molecules and biologics for PK, immunogenicity, biomarkers and immunological pharmacodynamics assessments utilising LC-MS/MS, immunoassay (Mesoscale, Gyrolab, Luminex) and flow cytometry (BD FACSymphony A3, 20 colour cell analyser).

Agilex offers pharmacodynamics services that include immunobiology services using the latest state-of-the-art technology to support immunology, cell biology and mode of action assays, including:
- Immunophenotyping
- Receptor occupancy
- Cytokine release assays (whole blood or PBMC stimulation assays) and cytokine/biomarker profiling
- PBMC assays and cellular mechanism of action assays

Agilex Biolabs Media Contact:
Kate Newton
Media@AgilexBiolabs.com


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Agilex Biolabs Announced as Citeline Award Finalist for COVID-19 Vaccine Toxicology Preclinical Research

ADELAIDE, AUS, Sep 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Agilex Biolabs, Australia's most experienced and technologically advanced bioanalytical laboratory and the only biolab in the region with a dedicated toxicology unit, has been selected as a finalist for the Most Successful Early Phase Research (Preclinical & Phase I) category in the Citeline Awards 2021.


The Citeline Awards were created to recognize accomplishments across the biopharmaceutical industry, providing an opportunity for the industry to honor its highest achievers. Achievements across the spectrum of key R&D activities are celebrated, from successes in early and late-stage research, to advances in technological tools, to innovations in trial design and execution.

Agilex Biolabs offers advanced bioanalytical services for biotech companies and delivers toxicology services to support pre-clinical and early phase research within their TetraQ, division.

Dr. Peter Tapley, Director Toxicology at TetraQ, said the research submitted for the Citeline Award focussed on preclinical assessment of the safety and tolerability of a SARS-CoV-2 Sclamp protein subunit COVID-19 vaccine in rats.

"The preclinical toxicity studies conducted by TetraQ were required to enable the rapid approval and safe progression of the novel SARS-CoV-2 Sclamp subunit vaccine into clinical testing in healthy volunteers," he said.

"This research highlights the pathways that biotech companies can take for rapid vaccine development, and how the Australian research, regulatory and clinical infrastructure provides a supportive environment."

The TetraQ safety studies conducted in support of the vaccine development were referenced in Watterson et al 'Preclinical development of a molecular clamp-stabilised subunit vaccine for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2' Clin Transl Immunology. 2021 Apr 5;10(4): e1269. doi: 10.1002/cti2.1269. eCollection 2021. The important contributions of TetraQ to the program were acknowledged by the inclusion of Drs. Brockman, Tran and Tapley as co-authors.

A description of the clinical study facilitated by the preclinical toxicity study program was reported in Chappell et al 'Safety and immunogenicity of an MF59-adjuvanted spike glycoprotein-clamp vaccine for SARS-CoV-2: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, phase 1 trial' Lancet Infect Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 19; S1473-3099(21)00200-0. doi: 10.1016/S1473-3099(21)00200-0. This publication also included reference to vaccine serum antibody titre analyses conducted by Agilex Biolabs to support the clinical program. This contribution was acknowledged by the inclusion of Drs Tran and Tapley as co-authors. Although the development of this version of the SARS-CoV-2 Sclamp vaccine was ultimately discontinued the clinical study demonstrated the potential of the Sclamp vaccine technology.

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the rapid development of a series of novel vaccines targeting SARS-CoV-2 in Australia, facilitated by the availability of high-quality contract research organizations such as Agilex Biolabs, and a favorable regulatory environment.

Agilex Biolabs' TetraQ division offers a range of toxicology services to support early to late stage development programs. These services include exploratory toxicology and pharmacokinetics studies and GLP toxicology services. Studies requiring non-rodent species including dogs and non-human primates are conducted via our partner labs. Studies are also supported by Agilex Biolabs' world class bioanalytical and immunoassay services.

Agilex Biolabs offers services for both small molecules and biologics for PK, immunogenicity (PD) and biomarker bioanalysis utilising the two platforms of LC-MS/MS and Immunoassay.

Agilex Biolabs' world-class immunoassay and immunobiology laboratories feature state-of-the-art equipment including Gyrolab Xplore, MSD Quickplex 120, Luminex Magpix, BD FACSymphony A3 flow cytometer and soon to be released, digital droplet quantitative real-time RT-PCR.

Australian clinical trials have remained open for business and Agilex Biolabs is a designated essential service so clients can be assured of study continuity.

Agilex Biolabs has more than 140 staff which includes 85 dedicated laboratory staff, and supports client pharma and biotech companies from US, Europe and APAC.

The 2021 Citeline Awards will take place October 14, 2021 in Boston, MA, USA.

Book a confidential briefing with our scientists before you start your next clinical trial. https://calendly.com/agilexbiolabs/30min

About Agilex Biolabs https://www.agilexbiolabs.com/

Agilex Biolabs, the Australian specialist bioanalytical and toxicology laboratory facilities for clinical trials, has more than 24 years' experience in performing regulated bioanalysis, including quality method development, method validation and sample analysis services. It has successfully supported hundreds of preclinical and clinical trials from around the world where eligible customers choose Australia for the streamlined regulatory process, quality data and access to the world's most attractive R&D rebate of up to 43.5% on both nonclinical and clinical trial work conducted in Australia.

Agilex Biolabs also offers toxicology services through TetraQ an Agilex Biolabs company, an established GLP toxicology facility in Australia.

Agilex Biolabs has the leading certifications including OECD GLP Recognition with NATA (Australian Government OECD GLP Compliance monitoring authority) and ISO 17025 Accreditation for global recognition.

The company has recently expanded its main labs by more than 30% to accommodate biotech demand from APAC and the USA. In addition Agilex Biolabs has launched a new Immunobiology lab - watch the video here. https://www.agilexbiolabs.com/launch-of-immunobiology-laboratory/

Agilex Biolabs specialises in bioanalysis of small molecules and biologics for PK, immunogenicity, biomarkers and immunological pharmacodynamics assessments utilising LC-MS/MS, immunoassay (Mesoscale, Gyrolab, Luminex) and flow cytometry (BD FACSymphony A3, 20 colour cell analyser).

Agilex offers pharmacodynamics services that include immunobiology services using the latest state-of-the-art technology to support immunology, cell biology and mode of action assays, including:
- Immunophenotyping
- Receptor occupancy
- Cytokine release assays (whole blood or PBMC stimulation assays) and cytokine/biomarker profiling
- PBMC assays and cellular mechanism of action assays

Agilex Biolabs Media Contact:
Kate Newton
Media@AgilexBiolabs.com

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source https://www.acnnewswire.com/press-release/english/69791/

Animoca Brands uses Blockpass' On-chain KYC(TM) to verify NFT prize winners

HONG KONG, Sep 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Blockpass and Animoca Brands are delighted to announce their collaboration. Animoca Brands has selected Blockpass as its verification service provider and will use Blockpass' proprietary On-chain KYC(TM) to verify the winners of various events that feature NFT prizes.


Animoca Brands and its various subsidiaries develop and publish a broad portfolio of blockchain games, traditional games, and other products, many of which are based on popular global brands, including MotoGP(TM), Marvel, WWE, Power Rangers, and Formula 1(R). Animoca Brands' mission is to deliver digital property rights to the world's gamers and Internet users, thereby creating a new asset class, play-to-earn economies, and a more equitable digital framework contributing to the building of the open Metaverse.

Blockpass is a digital identity verification provider which provides a one-click compliance gateway to financial services and other regulated industries. Through Blockpass, users can create, store, and manage a data-secure digital identity that can be used for an entire ecosystem of services, token purchases and access to regulated industries. For businesses and merchants, Blockpass is a comprehensive KYC & AML SaaS that requires no integration and no setup cost. You can set up a service in minutes, test the service for free and start verifying and on-boarding users.

"We're delighted to be working with the Animoca Brands and accelerate the growth of the NFT ecosystem," said Adam Vaziri, CEO of Blockpass. "Animoca Brands is a leader in the non-fungible tokens market and we're honored that it chose Blockpass to provide KYC and AML services. We're looking forward to working together and bringing compliance for its various products and brands."

Yat Siu, co-founder and chairman of Animoca Brands, commented, "We selected Blockpass' On-chain KYC(TM) to verify our NFT prize winners because we are confident that Blockpass technology can bring a higher level of compliance to the entire industry and NFT ecosystem, which is a critical requirement for NFTs to go mainstream."

Blockpass has grown significantly in size and use since its inception, both in the number and range of users and organizations it has partnered with and the scope of its work. Blockpass continues to develop its digital identity protocol with updates and additions to improve the compliance experience. The existential need for DeFi projects to be regulatory compliant and the recent integrations have led to a surge in interest for Blockpass' On-chain KYC(TM) solution which promises to change the way blockchains enable compliance. Its recent integration with TrustSwap expands Blockpass' services to a whole new raft of businesses and solutions.

About Blockpass

Blockpass, the pioneer of On-chain KYC(TM), is a fast, fully comprehensive KYC & AML screening software-as-a-service for blockchains, Crypto, Defi and other regulated industries. With Blockpass, you get an unmatched set of benefits for any compliance service that includes pay-as-you-go, no setup cost, no integration necessary, free testing, immediate launch and at the lowest cost. Blockpass' KYC Connect(TM) platform enables businesses to select requirements for customer onboarding that can include ID authentication, face-matching, address checking, AML ongoing monitoring and/or screening of sanctions lists, politically exposed persons (PEP), and adverse media. Through Blockpass, end-users easily create a verified portable identity that they can control and re-use to onboard with any service instantly. By integrating with Chainlink Network - a decentralized oracle solution - in early January, Blockpass introduced the first On-chain KYC(TM) solution that will service many blockchains in the years to come. The Blockpass App is available from the App Store and Google Play.

For more information and updates, please visit and sign up to the following:
Promotional video: https://youtu.be/SvO2cw3e-SI
Website: http://www.blockpass.org
Email: sales@blockpass.org

About Animoca Brands

Animoca Brands, ranked in the Financial Times list of High Growth Companies Asia-Pacific 2021, is a leader in digital entertainment, blockchain, and gamification. Animoca Brands develops and publishes a broad portfolio of products including the REVV token and SAND token; original games including The Sandbox, Crazy Kings, and Crazy Defense Heroes; and products utilizing popular intellectual properties including Formula 1(R), Marvel, WWE, Power Rangers, MotoGP(TM), and Doraemon. Animoca Brands' portfolio of blockchain investments and partnerships includes Sky Mavis (Axie Infinity), Dapper Labs (CryptoKitties and NBA Top Shot), OpenSea, Harmony, Bitski, and Alien Worlds. Its subsidiaries include The Sandbox, Quidd, Gamee, nWay, Pixowl, and Lympo. For more information visit www.animocabrands.com or get updates by following Animoca Brands on Facebook or Twitter.

Animoca Brands global contact: press@animocabrands.com

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ACROMEC's associated Life Science Incubator launches Co-working Labspace

SINGAPORE, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - ACROMEC Limited (ACROMEC; SGX: 43F), a specialist engineering services provider, announced that subsidiary ACROMEC Engineers Pte Ltd (ACROMEC Engineers) through joint-venture associate Life Science Incubator Pte Ltd, has launched the first Life Science Incubator co-working laboratory space, with a ceremony on location at the German Centre, International Business Plaza, Singapore.

The ceremony was attended by Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Ministry of Trade & Industry and others from the Economic Development Board, Enterprise Singapore, SGInnovate, A*STAR, NTUitiv and NUS accelerator. Members of Life Science Incubator's current network of some 20 industry partners, including Merck, also attended the event.

Serving early-stage bio and pharma start-ups, companies and entrepreneurs in the MedTech, Biotech, Biopharma and FoodTech sectors, Life Science Incubator will provide flexible co-working laboratory spaces for research and development. With access to communal state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, start-ups will be able to fully focus on innovation and talent in science without having to think about hefty infrastructure capital.

Said Niamh Madden, General Manager of Life Science Incubator, "Today marks the start of our exciting journey at the Life Science Incubator. We look forward to supporting science and technology start-ups and being an integral launchpad for their endeavours. With our strong network of partner companies, we are confident that the incubator will become a vibrant centre of entrepreneurship, technology and science."

Said Mr Lim Say Chin, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of ACROMEC, "The successful completion and launch of the Life Science Incubator attests to ACROMEC's track record and success as a specialist engineering provider for controlled environments. We are excited to be a part of this vibrant ecosystem and will continue to serve companies and start-ups in the life science, biotech, healthcare, and research sectors."

In July, the Group announced that wholly-owned subsidiary ACROMEC Engineers had entered into a joint-venture agreement with strategic partner Tako Ventures to build, own, and operate JVCo and co-working laboratory facilities. JVCo is 30% owned by the Group through ACROMEC Engineers, while Tako Ventures holds the remaining 70% stake, managing JVCo and the Life Science Incubator.

ACROMEC Engineers undertook the design, construction, and fitting-out works for the 600 square meter Life Science Incubator's co-working lab facilities, which includes 8 suites, 51 lab benches, and 1 operating theatre.

About ACROMEC Limited
SGX Catalyst-listed ACROMEC (SGX: 43F) is an established specialist engineering services provider with more than 20 years of acquiring expertise in the design and construction of facilities requiring controlled environments, such as laboratories, medical and sterile facilities and cleanrooms. Amongst its customers, ACROMEC counts hospitals & medical centres, government agencies, educational institutions, research & development companies and multinational units, pharmaceutical, semiconductor manufacturing and engineering companies. For more information, visit www.acromec.com.

ACROMEC share information through SGX (43F), Bloomberg (ACRO.SG) and ThomsonReuters (ACRO.SI).

Analyst & Media contact:
ACROMEC Limited
Mr Jerry Tan, CFO
E: jerry.tan@acromec.com

Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd
Mr Wayne Koo / Ms Raihana
T: +65 6958 8002 / +65 9338 8166
E: wayne.koo@waterbrooks.com.sg / raihana@waterbrooks.com.sg



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ACROMEC's associated Life Science Incubator launches Co-working Labspace

SINGAPORE, Sep 24, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - ACROMEC Limited (ACROMEC; SGX: 43F), a specialist engineering services provider, announced that subsidiary ACROMEC Engineers Pte Ltd (ACROMEC Engineers) through joint-venture associate Life Science Incubator Pte Ltd, has launched the first Life Science Incubator co-working laboratory space, with a ceremony on location at the German Centre, International Business Plaza, Singapore.


The ceremony was attended by Mr Alvin Tan, Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Ministry of Trade & Industry and others from the Economic Development Board, Enterprise Singapore, SGInnovate, A*STAR, NTUitiv and NUS accelerator. Members of Life Science Incubator's current network of some 20 industry partners, including Merck, also attended the event.

Serving early-stage bio and pharma start-ups, companies and entrepreneurs in the MedTech, Biotech, Biopharma and FoodTech sectors, Life Science Incubator will provide flexible co-working laboratory spaces for research and development. With access to communal state-of-the-art technologies and facilities, start-ups will be able to fully focus on innovation and talent in science without having to think about hefty infrastructure capital.

Said Niamh Madden, General Manager of Life Science Incubator, "Today marks the start of our exciting journey at the Life Science Incubator. We look forward to supporting science and technology start-ups and being an integral launchpad for their endeavours. With our strong network of partner companies, we are confident that the incubator will become a vibrant centre of entrepreneurship, technology and science."

Said Mr Lim Say Chin, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of ACROMEC, "The successful completion and launch of the Life Science Incubator attests to ACROMEC's track record and success as a specialist engineering provider for controlled environments. We are excited to be a part of this vibrant ecosystem and will continue to serve companies and start-ups in the life science, biotech, healthcare, and research sectors."

In July, the Group announced that wholly-owned subsidiary ACROMEC Engineers had entered into a joint-venture agreement with strategic partner Tako Ventures to build, own, and operate JVCo and co-working laboratory facilities. JVCo is 30% owned by the Group through ACROMEC Engineers, while Tako Ventures holds the remaining 70% stake, managing JVCo and the Life Science Incubator.

ACROMEC Engineers undertook the design, construction, and fitting-out works for the 600 square meter Life Science Incubator's co-working lab facilities, which includes 8 suites, 51 lab benches, and 1 operating theatre.

About ACROMEC Limited
SGX Catalyst-listed ACROMEC (SGX: 43F) is an established specialist engineering services provider with more than 20 years of acquiring expertise in the design and construction of facilities requiring controlled environments, such as laboratories, medical and sterile facilities and cleanrooms. Amongst its customers, ACROMEC counts hospitals & medical centres, government agencies, educational institutions, research & development companies and multinational units, pharmaceutical, semiconductor manufacturing and engineering companies. For more information, visit www.acromec.com.

ACROMEC share information through SGX (43F), Bloomberg (ACRO.SG) and ThomsonReuters (ACRO.SI).

Analyst & Media contact:
ACROMEC Limited
Mr Jerry Tan, CFO
E: jerry.tan@acromec.com

Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd
Mr Wayne Koo / Ms Raihana
T: +65 6958 8002 / +65 9338 8166
E: wayne.koo@waterbrooks.com.sg / raihana@waterbrooks.com.sg


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source https://www.acnnewswire.com/press-release/english/69800/

Hondaが Google と車載向けコネクテッドサービスで協力

TOKYO, Sep 24, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - 本田技研工業株式会社(代表執行役社長:三部敏宏 以下、Honda)と Google LLC(以下、Google)は、Google の車載向けコネクテッドサービスで協力し、Hondaの2022年後半に北米で発売する新型車に搭載を開始し、その後、順次グローバルに展開していきます。

Hondaと Google は、2015年から自動車業界全体で Android(TM)プラットフォームの自動車への導入に向けて協力してきました。その成果として、2016年発売のAccordより「Android Auto(TM)※」の搭載を開始し、スマートフォン機能をドライバー向けに最適化させることで、安全かつ快適に利用できるUX(ユーザーエクスペリエンス)を提供してきました。

今回、Google との新たな協業を開始することで、UXをさらに進化させます。Hondaのコネクテッド技術と Google の先進技術のコラボレーションにより、「移動」と「暮らし」をシームレスに繋ぐことで、お客さまに寄り添う車載ソリューションを提供します。

本サービスにより提供される主な機能

■音声アシスタント
車内のディスプレイオーディオに搭載された「Google アシスタント」により、ドライバーは道路から目を離さず、且つハンドルを持ったままで、音声による操作で簡単に用事を済ませることができます。メッセージの送信や経路案内、メディアや車両機能、対応するスマートホームデバイスの操作が可能です。

■ナビゲーション
「Google マップ」を統合することで、スマートフォン等で日頃使い慣れたパーソナライズされた Google マップが車載ディスプレイオーディオでも使用可能となります。さらに、Google に話しかけることで、運転をしながら自宅までのナビゲーションや到着予定時刻の共有、最寄りのガソリンスタンドやEV充電スタンドの検索、店舗の営業時間の確認などが簡単、安全に操作可能となります。

■車載用アプリケーション
「Google Play」では、お気に入りのアプリを簡単に楽しんだり、ダウンロードしたりすることができます。スマートフォンを使わずに車内から直接、音楽やポッドキャスト、オーディオブックを聴くことが可能となります。豊富な車載用アプリケーションによって、お客様により快適な移動の時間を提供します。

本田技研工業株式会社 執行職 モビリティサービス事業本部長 高見 聡のコメント
「Hondaの強みである先進的な四輪開発技術と Google の強みである革新的なIT技術の融合により、世界中のお客様に移動と暮らしの新たな価値を提供できることを大変うれしく思います。今後も、従来の自動車業界の常識に囚われず、モビリティの変革に対してスピーディに取り組み、新たな価値創造にチャレンジしていきます」

本リリースの詳細は下記をご参照ください。
https://www.honda.co.jp/news/2021/c210924.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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Gala Games Joins World Esports and Gaming Summit - Asia as Headline Sponsor

Singapore, Sep 23, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Gala Games, a pioneer of blockchain gaming joins World Esports and Gaming Summit - Asia as Headline Sponsor.

Gala Games, a pioneer in blockchain gaming will feature as the headline sponsor for the inaugural virtual edition of World Esports and Gaming Summit - Asia, an event presented by Trescon & Semper Fortis, on 23-24 September 2021. Jason Brink, President of Blockchain at Gala Games will be among the top speakers joining the summit.

Saturday, 22 May 2021: One of the first companies to use blockchain technology in the gaming industry, Gala Games, will feature at Trescon's virtual edition of the World Esports and Gaming Summit on September 23-24, 2021. With a special focus on Asia, the inaugural summit aims to gather over 300 global attendees including the thought leaders and experts from the global gaming & esports ecosystem.

Among the top technology leaders and speakers who will join the global conversation will be Jason Brink, President of Blockchain at Gala Game. Jason is a recognized leader, speaker and commentator in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Jason is passionate about equity, mobility and security, and believes that decentralized technology will provide a much-needed change for people across the world.

Having been previously recognized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, winning the Global Development Network Prize for 'AidDollar', a novel blockchain-based solution to solve the problems endemic to foreign aid, he is currently immersed in designing and building the ecosystem for the world's leading blockchain gaming company Gala Games.

According to Mithun Shetty, CEO of Trescon, The summit will essentially explore how Asia is anticipated to dominate the esports and gaming landscape in the next years, owing to a favourable environment, a cultural inclination for games and genres, significant levels of investment, and a solid gaming infrastructure. He said, "We are extremely honoured to feature Gala Games as the Headline sponsor for the event. Gala Games is vehemently changing the gaming ecosystem by the use of Blockchain Technology." He further added, "The summit will feature regional and international, keynotes, panel discussions, tech talks and more from leading experts from the industry."

About Gala Games

Gala Games was founded with one goal in mind: to give power back to the gamers. Their mission is to enable freedom through play. To this end, we have embarked on one of the most ambitious development projects to date - the creation of the Gala Games Ecosystem.
Founded by Eric Schiermeyer (the co-founder of Zynga and gaming legend), Wright Thurston (one of the first major miners in the cryptocurrency space and holder of multiple patents on blockchain technology), and Michael McCarthy (the Creative Director behind viral gaming hits such as Farmville 2), Gala Games is here to fundamentally redefine both the gaming and blockchain spaces.

About World Esports and Gaming Summit - Asia

World Esports and Gaming Summit, is Asia's biggest foray into the esports and gaming space. Set over the course of 2 days, the summit, hosted on a virtual platform, will cover the current state of esports and build on the already strong framework of gaming within the continent.
With an aim of hosting over 1500+ executives/professionals/enthusiasts from all gaming industry verticals, the summit will also act as a platform for change to discuss, deliberate and share insights within these forward moving industries.

To register visit: World Esports and Gaming Summit - Asia (https://tresconglobal.com/conferences/gaming/asia/free-pass-registration)

About Semper Fortis Esports

Semper Fortis Esports PLC is a multi-operational Esports organisation converging high growth team infrastructures, gaming technology solutions and corporate business advisory services. Best known for the esports brand SMPR, Semper Fortis leverages its position in competitive electronic sports to produce disruptive game-based solutions and interactive experiences fusing physical and digital.

Semper Fortis translates in Latin to "Always Strong", channelling its expertise in sports, media and entertainment to strengthen, innovate and add value to the Esports ecosystem in the United Kingdom and globally.

About Trescon

Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provide wide range of business services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, governments and individuals. Trescon is specialises in producing highly focused B2B events that connect businesses with opportunities through conferences, roadshows, expos, demand generation, investor connect and consulting services.


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Worldwide Debut for Honda's All-New Honda BR-V in Indonesia; Totally New Design and More Advanced Features

Jakarta, Indonesia, Sep 23, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - PT Honda Prospect Motor has introduced the second generation all-new Honda BR-V in its worldwide debut at a virtual launch event on September 21, 2021. The second-generation Honda BR-V comes with a completely redesigned look and series of advanced technologies that are not only the first to be implemented in the model but also previously not available among all models in its segment.


To develop the second generation of Honda BR-V, Honda conducted a long and in-depth study about the needs and driving habits of 7-seater SUV customers in Indonesia. Initially, Honda developed a concept model called the New 7 Seater eXcitement (N7X) to capture customers feedback on the concept that would became the second generation of Honda BR-V. After being exhibited in various cities in Indonesia, the N7X Concept received an overwhelmingly positive response from customers, which later became the basis for the development of the All-New Honda BR-V.

In line with its initial development concept, the All-New Honda BR-V was designed to combine the tough characters of an SUV, the spaciousness and high utility of an MPV, with the fun to drive and fuel efficiency performance that has become the signature of Honda cars. Meanwhile, series of new features and technology introduced for the first time for the All-New Honda BR-V, such as Honda SENSINGTM, Honda LaneWatchTM, Remote Engine Start, Walk-Away Auto Lock, and Smart Entry System helped to create a new definition of driving experience for a 7-seater LSUV in its class.

Combining SUV Design with MPV Comfort

The exterior of All-New Honda BR-V presents a dynamic body shape, with strong body lines that run from the front to the back of the body. From the front side, the All-New Honda BR-V features an aggressive and sporty look of an SUV. It also features a newly designed LED Headlamp equipped with an LED Daytime Running Light that integrates with the front grille. On the rear side, the All-New Honda BR-V sports a newly designed Rear Combi Lamp equipped with LED Light Bars, also designed to blend with the body lines. Finally, the toughness of its presence is enhanced with an aggressive new 17" alloy wheel design.

All-New Honda BR-V provides efficiently-designed cockpit area to create comfortable and spacious space for the driver and passengers, completed with 1st Row Console Armrest and 2nd Row Seat Armrest to ensure passengers in each row experience a more enjoyable time inside the cabin. The All-New Honda BR-V also provides more power outlets at the front, middle, and rear seats, for easier gadget connection and charging. For the driver, a 4.2" Thin-Film Transistor (TFT) Display is located on the dashboard to display various important information while driving such as Honda SENSINGTM functions, average fuel consumption, mileage, and remaining fuel. Meanwhile, a 7" touch screen displays audio equipped with various functions including Smartphone Connection and a Hands-Free Telephone available for driver and passenger convenience.

More leather materials has been added for the cabin, including for the armrests, door panels, and dashboard. The spacious and flexible storage spaces also have been increased, including on the armrests, small items storage, cup holders in the console area, sun visor with makeup mirror and lamp, storage compartments with many pockets behind the seats, up to 8 water bottle holders and a 3rd-row seats that can be folded up with 50/50 configuration.

A New Definition of Driving Enjoyment

All-New Honda BR-V powered by a new 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine with a maximum power of 121 PS at 6,600 rpm and a maximum torque of 145 N.m at 4,300 rpm, to produce powerful yet comfortable driving performance in various road conditions. The improved engine is also supported by a new CVT transmission system, resulting in better fuel efficiency and more powerful performance as well environmentally friendly emission complied to EURO 4 standard.

All-New Honda BR-V is also equipped with advanced features such as Remote Engine Start to start the engine and AC automatically before entering the car. Other features include Walk Away Auto Lock to automatically lock the doors when the driver walked at least 2 meters or more from the car, Honda LaneWatchTM to give provide wider view of the blind spot area, Smart Entry System to unlock the vehicle without using a key and Auto Foldable Side Door Mirror with LED Turning Signal that will be retracted when the car is locked.

In terms of safety, the All New Honda BR-V is now equipped with advanced safety technology of Honda SENSINGTM. The implementation of Honda SENSINGTM technology is the first time for Honda BR-V model in Indonesia, after previously available in higher segment models sucah as Honda Odyssey, Honda Accord and Honda CR-V. Honda SENSINGTM is a series of advanced safety technologies that provide comprehensive protection for drivers and passengers by providing warnings and automatically take action to reduce the risk of accidents. Honda SENSINGTM technology on All New Honda BR-V includes:

- Lead Car Departure Notification System (LCDN), a system that will inform the driver of the start of the preceding car. At the time of stops such as waiting at a traffic light, the system will alert the driver about the departure of the preceding car.
- Collision Mitigation Brake SystemTM (CMBSTM), a system that can detect a vehicle, pedestrian, or bicycle and determines there is a potential for a collision, will warn the driver with an audio and multi-information display alerts. In an emergency, the system will apply strong braking to stop or slow down the vehicle to help avoid the collision or reduce the damage.
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), a system that can reduce the driver's burden by supporting steering operation to keep driving along the center of a lane while driving on a highway.
- Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), a system that can supports steering operation when the vehicle is likely to stray from the lane. When the vehicle is likely to be strayed from the lane without a turning sign, steering vibration and visual warning are provided.
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), support function to keep a distance with a preceding car. When driving on a highway, the system supports acceleration and braking operation to reduce the load on the driver.
- Auto-High Beam, help ensure driver's good visibility by switching between low and high beams automatically when driving at night.

Masayuki Igarashi, Chief Officer for Regional Operations (Asia & Oceania), Honda Motor Co., Ltd., President and CEO, Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd. in his remarks said, "Indonesia is one of Honda's most important markets in the Asia and Oceania for both production and sales. Therefore, we continue to develop new models and services to meet the demand from customers around the world, including Indonesia. The All-New Honda BR-V was developed to define a new generation of style, comfort, and performance for enjoy of driving for Indonesian customers."

Takehiro Watanabe as President Director of PT Honda Prospect Motor said, "Honda is very proud to present the second generation of All New Honda BR-V which was developed especially to meet the needs of Indonesian customers. All-New Honda BR-V will also be mass-produced locally in Indonesia by presenting a more attractive design, completed with the latest technology and features that is the first in its segment. We believe that All-New Honda BR-V will strengthen Honda's position, especially in the LSUV segment in Indonesia."

PT Honda Prospect Motor first introduced the Honda BR-V in 2015. Until now, Honda BR-V continues to be well received by customers in Indonesia with total retail sales of 76,846 units. Globally, Honda BR-V has sold more than 255,000 units and Indonesia is the country with the highest sales contribution of 30%. Honda BR-V is also greatly received by customers in Indonesia and has received 12 prestigious awards.

All New Honda BR-V available in 5 color options: Premium Opal White Pearl (new color), Taffeta White, Lunar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, and Crystal Black Pearl. (colors available for Indonesian market).

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APOLLO FUTURE MOBILITY GROUP announces key executive appointments and ramping up of AFMG German innovation hub to reinforce its ESO presence

HONG KONG, Sep 23, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Apollo Future Mobility Group Limited ("AFMG", the "Company", HKEX stock code: 860, together with subsidiaries, the "Group") announces the appointment of several key management executives who will facilitate development and strengthen the Group's presence in the core mobility business segments. Also, a new AFMG Facility, opened in Wolfsburg, Germany in May, is ramping up rapidly to reinforce the Group's presence in the engineering service outsourcing ("ESO") space.

Mr. Matthew Knott has been appointed Chief Marketing Officer, effective since 20 September 2021. Mr. Thorsten Falldorf has been appointed Head of Research & Development Wolfsburg, heading the AFMG German Innovation Hub, effective since 1 May 2021. Mr. Frank Egle has been appointed Head of Software Development, effective from 1 August 2021.

Mr. Knott, 52, has been specializing on targeting and serving the ultra-high-net-worth individuals customer segment ("UHNWI segment") in his most recent capacity as Global Head of Brand Communications & Channel Management for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Limited ("Rolls-Royce"). At Rolls-Royce he led a complete rebranding exercise, the most significant one in the company's 115 years history, targeting younger audience including entrepreneurs, business owners, celebrities, and curating a more diverse customer network. The global launch of the new "Black Badge" line, as part of the rebranding exercise, struck a huge success in enticing customers in the youngest age bracket within the BMW Group. As a qualified Chartered Institute of Marketing professional by training, Mr. Knott will take his previous branding experience to the next level in helping Apollo car models reach out to the younger and more affluent UHNWI segment ready to resonate with the premium value Apollo offers. He will also render support to Mr. Frank Fan, CEO of Apollo EV (China), in building and developing Apollo EV into a premium EV brand in the country.

Mr. Falldorf, 46, held various roles within the automotive industry for over 20 years. In his capacity as Head of R&D Wolfsburg, Thorsten Falldorf will drive the development of a team of engineers to create concepts and solutions for the mobility of the future. Mr. Falldorf has been serving as Head of Research and Development of Semcon Wolfsburg GmbH / Valmet Automotive GmbH, one of the largest ESO suppliers of Volkswagen Group, since June 2016, when he headed teams engaging in major series projects for instrument panels, door panels, interior trim, seat systems, body structure and concept design. He was with Semcon Wolfsburg GmbH since 2009 and drove the firm's e-mobility innovation project. Mr. Falldorf has been working with projects for top-tier European OEM brands including Volkswagen and Mercedes, etc. He is a trained State-certified technician in automotive engineering, a master motor vehicle technician and qualified trainer for engineering professionals.

Mr. Egle, 49, has more than two decades of professional experience in the automotive industry focusing on infotainment and strategic development in connectivity and digitization. In his most recent capacity as Specialist in technical development of in-car infotainment, connectivity, media & entertainment at Audi, Mr. Egle was responsible for innovation management of the brand's technical development and project management including prototype implementation of a highly innovative communication & visualization solution for the brand. He will spearhead the AFMG's development in the area of connectivity and digital ecosystem to enrich the Group's ESO offerings, bringing state-of-the-art concepts into reality and adding value to the Group's ESO projects, ultra-high-performance hypercars and electric vehicles engineering technologies.

This new AFMG office, located in the innovation campus in Wolfsburg, was officially opened on 17 May 2021. This foothold, strategically placed in Wolfsburg, known as being the home of Volkswagen AG's headquarters and the world's largest automotive plant, represents the next logical step for AFMG's growth strategy. The AFMG German Operation has been working with various OEMs, start-ups and suppliers from all over the world to realize concept cars and other tech demonstrator and component projects of world-leading quality. This represents a strategic expansion of the automotive ESO offerings from AFMG's main site in Gaimersheim. The AFMG German Operations facilitate the development of projects for the mobility of tomorrow and promote future innovations.

Mr. Ho King Fung, Eric, Chairman of Apollo Future Mobility Group Limited, comments, "We are extremely excited to see the ramping up of our AFMG Wolfburg office and that we are joined by these extremely experienced and high-caliber executives to drive the Group's core business segments forward. We look forward to seeing them add depth and strength to the Group's engineering & design capabilities."

About Apollo Future Mobility Group Limited

Apollo Future Mobility Group Limited (HKEx stock code: 860) is a leading integrated mobility technology solution provider with proprietary and disruptive mobility technologies. It is determined to build a world-leading one-stop service platform for "future mobility" through the integration of global advanced mobility technologies.

The Group business is focused on three pillars, namely Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO), Technology Development e.g. a new 800V SiC dual inverter / vehicle control units and Automobile Manufacturing. In addition to the development and sales of hypercars and luxury electric sports cars under the "Apollo" brand, the Group provides the global mobility market with seamless and comprehensive solutions, encompassing ideation, design, modeling, engineering, simulation, prototype production, validation & testing, to the delivery of pre-production prototypes to clients.

The Group's subsidiaries include Apollo Automobil, Ideenion Automobil AG, and GLM Co. Ltd which is a leading electric vehicle developer in Japan. In addition, the Group has also expanded its mobility technology offerings by investing in Divergent Technologies, Inc., the world's first 3D printing automotive manufacturing platform, and EV Power, a leading electric vehicle charging solutions provider.



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Gala Games Joins World Esports and Gaming Summit - Asia as Headline Sponsor

Singapore, Sep 23, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Gala Games, a pioneer of blockchain gaming joins World Esports and Gaming Summit - Asia as Headline Sponsor.


Gala Games, a pioneer in blockchain gaming will feature as the headline sponsor for the inaugural virtual edition of World Esports and Gaming Summit - Asia, an event presented by Trescon & Semper Fortis, on 23-24 September 2021. Jason Brink, President of Blockchain at Gala Games will be among the top speakers joining the summit.

Saturday, 22 May 2021: One of the first companies to use blockchain technology in the gaming industry, Gala Games, will feature at Trescon's virtual edition of the World Esports and Gaming Summit on September 23-24, 2021. With a special focus on Asia, the inaugural summit aims to gather over 300 global attendees including the thought leaders and experts from the global gaming & esports ecosystem.

Among the top technology leaders and speakers who will join the global conversation will be Jason Brink, President of Blockchain at Gala Game. Jason is a recognized leader, speaker and commentator in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space. Jason is passionate about equity, mobility and security, and believes that decentralized technology will provide a much-needed change for people across the world.

Having been previously recognized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, winning the Global Development Network Prize for 'AidDollar', a novel blockchain-based solution to solve the problems endemic to foreign aid, he is currently immersed in designing and building the ecosystem for the world's leading blockchain gaming company Gala Games.

According to Mithun Shetty, CEO of Trescon, The summit will essentially explore how Asia is anticipated to dominate the esports and gaming landscape in the next years, owing to a favourable environment, a cultural inclination for games and genres, significant levels of investment, and a solid gaming infrastructure. He said, "We are extremely honoured to feature Gala Games as the Headline sponsor for the event. Gala Games is vehemently changing the gaming ecosystem by the use of Blockchain Technology." He further added, "The summit will feature regional and international, keynotes, panel discussions, tech talks and more from leading experts from the industry."

About Gala Games

Gala Games was founded with one goal in mind: to give power back to the gamers. Their mission is to enable freedom through play. To this end, we have embarked on one of the most ambitious development projects to date - the creation of the Gala Games Ecosystem.
Founded by Eric Schiermeyer (the co-founder of Zynga and gaming legend), Wright Thurston (one of the first major miners in the cryptocurrency space and holder of multiple patents on blockchain technology), and Michael McCarthy (the Creative Director behind viral gaming hits such as Farmville 2), Gala Games is here to fundamentally redefine both the gaming and blockchain spaces.

About World Esports and Gaming Summit - Asia

World Esports and Gaming Summit, is Asia's biggest foray into the esports and gaming space. Set over the course of 2 days, the summit, hosted on a virtual platform, will cover the current state of esports and build on the already strong framework of gaming within the continent.
With an aim of hosting over 1500+ executives/professionals/enthusiasts from all gaming industry verticals, the summit will also act as a platform for change to discuss, deliberate and share insights within these forward moving industries.

To register visit: World Esports and Gaming Summit - Asia (https://tresconglobal.com/conferences/gaming/asia/free-pass-registration)

About Semper Fortis Esports

Semper Fortis Esports PLC is a multi-operational Esports organisation converging high growth team infrastructures, gaming technology solutions and corporate business advisory services. Best known for the esports brand SMPR, Semper Fortis leverages its position in competitive electronic sports to produce disruptive game-based solutions and interactive experiences fusing physical and digital.

Semper Fortis translates in Latin to "Always Strong", channelling its expertise in sports, media and entertainment to strengthen, innovate and add value to the Esports ecosystem in the United Kingdom and globally.

About Trescon

Trescon is a global business events and consulting firm that provide wide range of business services to a diversified client base that includes corporations, governments and individuals. Trescon is specialises in producing highly focused B2B events that connect businesses with opportunities through conferences, roadshows, expos, demand generation, investor connect and consulting services.

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Westar launches first permissionless public chain, Starcoin

HONG KONG, Sep 22, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - The Westar team, the pioneer of blockchain infrastructure, announces that Starcoin, the world's first finished public chain developed using Move language, was officially launched.

Move language is a smart contract language developed by Facebook specifically for Libra. Its primary goal is to manage the state of digital assets. It will also play an essential part in the Metaverse development and a tremendous creative experiment in the realm of blockchain. Even though the developers could envision the future of the Move language, they couldn't imagine it at the time. Starcoin pioneered the first permissionless public chain to support Move in less than two years, ushering in a new era. Style evolution.

A thorough analysis of the Move language and its smart contracts by the Starcoin team has led them to believe it will be a key component of the future blockchain ecosystem. Digital assets are first-class citizens in Move's design. When utilized as variables in smart contracts, digital assets may also be used as parameters, return values, and other inputs. While compiling, the security check for the compiler is made easier by the language's static type. As a result, the smart contract's security may be enhanced by checking "resources" for errors before release. It's not only that the Move language is naturally compatible with digital asset security, but it may also act as a firewall against assaults on the public chain. This puts the Starcoin created on the Move language at the forefront of security and performance.

The Westar team said that in addition to innovation, creating the necessary conditions for developers is a must. At present, Starcoin has established a simple financial infrastructure to serve ordinary users, so that everyone can participate in the deployment contract, create digital assets, develop DeFi applications and so on. This financial infrastructure realizes an open permissionless public chain and has been developed and used for developers. In the first online Starcoin Move Hackathon Competition which closed recently, Starcoin attracted more than 30 project teams from around the world to build DApps based on the Move contract in Starcoin chain. In addition, Starcoin launched the first Move developer community, which attracted more developers to feel the charm of Move language to build a Starcoin ecosystem. It is said that Starcoin's new Move Hackathon Competition is being prepared. All high-quality technical teams will be supported by STC tokens of Starcoin foundation.

As a safe and smart contract operation platform with financial system genes, Starcoin has been able to embody all the market imagination for a decentralized world. Whether Starcoin tries NFT or Swap it will be implemented soon, and these have brought more possibilities and hopes to the industry. Although Starcoin is still very young, DApp led by Move smart contract will be an important development direction in the future. The prosperity of public chains is becoming a reality. Starcoin will leave an indelible record in the history of blockchain development.

Contact:
Tim, Westar Labs
Email: tim@westar.io
Twitter: https://twitter.com/StarcoinSTC (@StarcoinSTC)
Websites: https://westar.io/ https://starcoin.org/

Westar, a pioneer of hierarchical blockchain, was founded in 2018 to create next-generation hierarchical blockchain and financial infrastructure. Through advanced technology and engineering capabilities, we build our products and basic network, thereby reducing dependence on trust and improving the efficiency of financial markets. For the blockchain ecology, we use hierarchical blockchain technology to ensure security and processing speed to achieve the purpose of commercial use. And through an open financial network, change the world and change the lives of ordinary people. (westar.io)


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Corinium Presents: CISO Online ASEAN

Singapore, Sep 23, 2021 - (JCN Newswire) - Cybercrime is already a multi-billion-dollar industry with a projected cost expected to reach USD 10.5 trillion annually by 2025.

So, how can CISOs working within the ASEAN region become catalysts for change? How can you deliver business value, overcome security systems complexities, mitigate risks and minimize costs?

CISO Online ASEAN, a virtual forum taking place on 2 & 3 November 2021, is designed to help you find these answers. Through a series of keynotes, panels, interviews and our unique interactive discussion format, this is your opportunity to benchmark your current practices against leading executives.

Join your peers and learn how to successfully adopt identity and privileged access management to overcome the challenges of compromised credentials, explore strategies to embrace the cloud with confidence and avoid misconfiguration risks, and discover how to bridge the gap in third-party software vulnerabilities.

2021 Key Themes:
- Emerging Threats, Intelligence and Incident Response: Assessing the newest threats and what CISOs are doing to combat them
- Governance and Risk: Weighing the risk against the rewards - how cyber security leaders make difficult decisions involving risk and IT security
- Driving Change in ASEAN's Cyber Security Space: What InfoSec leaders are doing to orchestrate change in order to strengthen data and IT protection across organisations
- InfoSec-Focussed Game Plans: A detailed look at the actionable strategies and planning CISOs have in place for the next few years to meet new security challenges

Registrations are now open!
- Given current circumstances, cybersecurity leaders are under added pressure to safeguard their companies and keep up with new risks and threats. This online high-level, strategic event is your opportunity to do just that.
- Hear from Asia's best in class cybersecurity practices from your desktop, tablet, or mobile
- Pick and choose the most relevant sessions and speakers
- Gain access to the best solutions available to your business's needs
- And the best part - all of this is free

Register Here: https://bit.ly/3hBPjCf

For Further details regarding this event, visit our website
https://ciso-asia.coriniumintelligence.com/

You can contact us at:
info@coriniumintel.com


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Corinium Presents: CISO Online ASEAN

Singapore, Sep 23, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - Cybercrime is already a multi-billion-dollar industry with a projected cost expected to reach USD 10.5 trillion annually by 2025.


So, how can CISOs working within the ASEAN region become catalysts for change? How can you deliver business value, overcome security systems complexities, mitigate risks and minimize costs?

CISO Online ASEAN, a virtual forum taking place on 2 & 3 November 2021, is designed to help you find these answers. Through a series of keynotes, panels, interviews and our unique interactive discussion format, this is your opportunity to benchmark your current practices against leading executives.

Join your peers and learn how to successfully adopt identity and privileged access management to overcome the challenges of compromised credentials, explore strategies to embrace the cloud with confidence and avoid misconfiguration risks, and discover how to bridge the gap in third-party software vulnerabilities.

2021 Key Themes:
- Emerging Threats, Intelligence and Incident Response: Assessing the newest threats and what CISOs are doing to combat them
- Governance and Risk: Weighing the risk against the rewards - how cyber security leaders make difficult decisions involving risk and IT security
- Driving Change in ASEAN's Cyber Security Space: What InfoSec leaders are doing to orchestrate change in order to strengthen data and IT protection across organisations
- InfoSec-Focussed Game Plans: A detailed look at the actionable strategies and planning CISOs have in place for the next few years to meet new security challenges

Registrations are now open!
- Given current circumstances, cybersecurity leaders are under added pressure to safeguard their companies and keep up with new risks and threats. This online high-level, strategic event is your opportunity to do just that.
- Hear from Asia's best in class cybersecurity practices from your desktop, tablet, or mobile
- Pick and choose the most relevant sessions and speakers
- Gain access to the best solutions available to your business's needs
- And the best part - all of this is free

Register Here: https://bit.ly/3hBPjCf

For Further details regarding this event, visit our website
https://ciso-asia.coriniumintelligence.com/

You can contact us at:
info@coriniumintel.com

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