Emotibot Secures USD 30 Million In Series B Round to Create the Industry’s Leading Chatbot and Multimodal Emotional Computing Platform

SHANGHAI, Dec. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — According to a report from EqualOcean Media, Emotibot, which has been established for more than three years, announced the completion of series B round of financing totaling USD 30 million on December 11. The following is the full text of the report:

Emotibot, a Chinese caring robot solutions provider, has secured USD 30 million in series B round funding, led by China Development Financial, followed by Cathay Financial Holdings. Its existing investors Ecovacs and Advantech Capital participated in this new funding round. Light House Capital served as exclusive financial advisor in the transaction.

Emotibot Secures USD 30M In Series B Round

Founded in 2015, Emotibot is an artificial intelligence company engaged in deploying deep learning, Chinese semantic understanding, emotional calculation and computer science to provide emotional robot solutions. The robot can read, see, listen, remember, self-learn, and understand a user’s emotions, and the affective states, emotions and intentions of the speaker.

According to the lead investor China Development Financial, artificial intelligence is a potential and promising industry; semantic understanding is not only the connection between human and smart life but also a key to the industry internet revolution.

Emotibot gives AI emotions, not to embellish life, but with the hope that bots can help people to have a better life, work environment, and to solve business problems of high importance. Emotibot provides user-centered business solutions with bots throughout the e-commerce cycle including the pre-sale, sale, after-sale stages. Emotibot’s financial solutions can automatically identify the potential needs of high-value customers, providing a comprehensive financial intelligence solution from front-end interaction to financial advisory and after-sales service.

Emotibot supports a full set of language, image, and voice human-computer interactions. Combined with customized development based on the devices and scenarios, it enables intelligent devices to have a smart AI brain. Through NLU (Natural Language Understanding) and emotion recognition, Emotibot allows the robots to accurately understand the intent of user inquiries, thereby reducing operational costs and improving efficiency.

Kenny Chien (Jian Renxian), the founder and chief executive officer of Emotibot, said that by scaling designed services based on the company’s platform, Emotibot fits into its niche and easily replicates the model. The company is trying to prove that the business model embedded with Natural Language Processing (NLP) and emotion calculation can be profitable. The AI company will continue applying their technology to more scenarios and make AI a reality.

Author: LinYan. Write to LinYan at LinYan@EqualOcean.com

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Ideanomics Provides Update on Fintech Village; Partner Developments

NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ideanomics (NASDAQ: IDEX) (“Ideanomics” or the “Company”), a leading global fintech and asset digitization services company, is pleased to provide an update on Fintech Village, its planned global headquarters for innovation.

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Since announcing its intention to acquire the former UConn campus in July of 2018, Ideanomics has received regular partner inquiries, ranging from private businesses to colleges and universities, each of which declared an interest in participating in the Company’s plans for Fintech Village in West Hartford, CT. In addition to these inquiries, Ideanomics has been in discussions to bring up to ten leading fintech companies to the area from Asia, Israel, and Europe, with the intention to establish their innovation operations within a single, collaborative campus which will be one-of-a-kind in terms of such focus.

Interest from the business and educational partners includes program collaboration efforts, IP development, and joint ventures, with interest from the fintech partners including participation in the real estate development of the site, establishing research labs with complimentary partners and services, as well as the potential for partnerships and joint ventures. The focus of partner involvement will be to provide a mix of education, use case, and  application development for key industries which are positioned to benefit from Blockchain, AI, and Big Data technologies, including Banking, Insurance, Accounting, Legal, Healthcare & Medical, Supply Chain & Logistics, and more.

Additionally, several of the partner opportunities allow for Ideanomics to become sales and licensing agents for those partners who are currently not marketing their technology and services within North America, enabling a new revenue stream for the Company. Ideanomics anticipates being able to name the first of the fintech partners in the coming weeks.

Ideanomics President & COO, Alf Poor, who is also divisional President of Fintech Village, said, “While the planning for the redevelopment of the site is underway and on schedule since closing in October, we are extremely pleased to acknowledge another meaningful area of activity – the level of outreach by both private industry and the education sector, which has exceeded our expectations. This outreach, in conjunction with our own business development efforts, has demonstrated a desire from a variety of businesses to participate with Ideanomics at our planned global innovations headquarters in West Hartford, Connecticut. Fintech Village will serve as a destination for fintech innovation and education to help support the evolution of the financial services industry, as well as contribute to other key industries including Healthcare and Supply Chain. We are proud to be doing this in the front yard of the financial services sector, on the East Coast, in close proximity to Wall Street in New York, the major buy-side firms in Boston, and the Insurance and Hedge Fund industries that call Connecticut home.”

About Ideanomics

Ideanomics seeks to become a leading fintech company by combining deal origination and enablement with the application of blockchain and artificial intelligence technologies as part of the next-generation of financial services.

The company is headquartered in New York, NY, and has offices in Hong Kong and Beijing, China. It also has a planned global center for Technology and Innovation in West Hartford, CT, named Fintech Village.

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UBTech’s All-terrain Patrol Robot ATRIS selected by Beijing’s Shougang Park

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — UBTech, a leading global AI and humanoid robotics company, announced on December 26, 2018 the signing of an agreement with New Shougang High-end Industry Comprehensive Services Park (Shougang Park), whereby the two parties will collaborate on the development of high-tech demonstration projects. On the same day, Shougang AI Industrial Park also commenced operations. UBTech’s all-terrain patrol robot ATRIS will provide intelligent security support for the park.

CTO Xiong Youjun, accompanied by fellow executives from UBTech, signs a collaboration agreement with Shougang Park

ATRIS enhances the efficiency of security patrols within Shougang Park and reduce the park’s costs associated with security staff. UBTech plans to continue working with Shougang Park to promote the development of the AI-enabled digital community and improve the industry ecosystem characterized by AI applications, with the aim of becoming a model for Beijing’s ongoing urban development and supporting the city’s hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics.

ATRIS put into use within Shougang Park as a demonstration project

By using ATRIS, Shougang Park can establish a rapid, efficient and flexible smart security system, efficiently supporting security patrols within the park. ATRIS comes equipped with U-SLAM, an autonomous navigation feature that allows Shougang Park to build a comprehensive smart solution for security patrols by scheduling the locations, routes and time for such patrols based on the environment and local geography. ATRIS automatically adapts to a number of complex road conditions, including cobblestone paths, steps and sloping roads, in addition to being capable of conducting security patrols even under poor weather conditions.

ATRIS enables round-the-clock patrols and monitoring of sensitive areas within the park through accurate identification of persons within its range of vision even when cloudy, foggy or at night. ATRIS also comes with a “SOS” emergency call button that automatically calls for help when an emergency situation has been identified, allowing for real-time communication with the park’s security center.

About UBTech

Founded in 2012, UBTech is a global leading AI and humanoid robotics company. In 2018, UBTech achieved a valuation of USD$5 billion following the single largest funding round ever for an artificial intelligence company, underscoring the company’s technological leadership.

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oTMS a Leading Cloud Transportation Management Platform Completes Series C1 Financing

SHANGHAI, Dec. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — oTMS, leading transport management platform in China, announces the completion of Series C1 strategic financing round from China Merchants Venture Capital Management Co., Ltd. oTMS, as leading choice for retailers and manufacturers, has a unique position to consolidate information flows from top to the bottom of the transportation industry chain. This financing reflects the recognition of China Merchants Venture Capital from the perspective of industrial strategic investors on the positioning of oTMS as well as its “SaaS TMS+ Transportation Control Tower” strategy.

Established in 2013, oTMS is the creator of SaaS-mode transportation management platform in China, aiming to connect manufacturers, carriers, drivers and consignees in a shared platform via the cloud to achieve transparency and digitization. oTMS integrates management and transactions, and enable customers quickly optimize supply chain through carrier procurement, management, payment and performance analysis. As of 2018, oTMS omni-channel transportation management platform (oneTMS) has accumulated hundreds of shippers, more than 3,000 trucking companies, and over 200,000 drivers that have installed oTMS apps. In 2017, oneTMS processed almost 60 million shipments, and in 2018 transactions exceeded 100 million shipments, worth over RMB 10 billion in freight cost. In 2018, oTMS began to provide shippers Transportation Control Tower services, helping them to optimize the transportation chain and achieving sustainable cost reductions.

Established in 2015, China Merchants Venture Capital Management Co., Ltd (CMVC) is an investment entity responsible for strategic investments of China Merchants Group. It is headquartered in Shenzhen. CMVC manages 5 billion RMB, of which 2 billion is for investments as LP in VC funds and 3 billion is for direct investments in startups in early to growth stages. Investment areas include strategic domains of China Merchants Group, such as finance, real estate and logistics, as well as technological innovations such as healthcare, IoT and artificial intelligence. China Merchants Group, founded in 1872, had total assets of 7.3 trillion RMB at the end of 2017, ranking the first among national-level state-owned enterprises in China. Its business mainly focuses on three core industries: transportation, finance and real estate in urban and industrial park comprehensive development & operation.

In this financing, Gan Zixin, vice president of CMVC, said: “I am very pleased to work with oTMS to invigorate and transform industry that faces decreasing volumes and margins in challenging economic conditions. In the past 5 years, I have had the opportunity to observe the various attempts of road freight + Internet. This process is not easy. There have been many hypotheses. Will road transport service be disrupted like the taxi industry? Can middlemen be disintermediated? Can vehicle matching cut down costs? Now, most of these simple models been proven false, and the transformation of logistics still needs to start from core business process transformation. oTMS has accumulated the trust of shippers through years of solid growth and product development, with increasing operations scale and freight volume of platform. oTMS crossed the ultimate threshold from digitization to substantial transformation of transport processes of its users. CMVC is looking forward to working with the company to provide shippers with more completed solutions from information platform to management services, which can drive customer’s intelligent cost reduction and efficiency enhancement in this economic transition period.”

Mirek Dabrowski, CEO and co-founder of oTMS said: “We are honored that oTMS was recognized by CMVC as China Merchants is one of the largest conglomerates in China that also includes the leading logistics provider. This investment as well as growing demand for our solutions validates our approach to use digitization to drive meaningful and sustainable services and cost improvements. Shippers realize that the current status quo of reliance on exclusive, fixed carriers with a lack of cost and service transparency and cannot be sustained. While there are no easy shortcuts, this transition can nevertheless be accelerated by outsourcing transport management services to oTMS with technology, carriers, service and payment all pre-packaged to lock-in savings immediately”.

oTMS is gearing towards using CMVC capital & China Merchant resources and expertise to further develop technology and service platforms and provide a comprehensive Transportation Control Tower offering aimed at increasing the service level and reducing cost of retailers and manufacturers in China.

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Robotics Use Cases

NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — 110 Use Case Descriptions, Examples, Market Sizing, and Forecasts across Enterprise, Consumer, Government, and Military Markets

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The robotics market continues to experience a profound and significant restructuring as the traditional industrial robotics sector continues to shrink as an overall percentage of the total robotics industry. According to Tractica’s estimates, non-industrial robots represented 70% of the $39.3 billion robotics market globally in 2017, growing from a 64% share in 2016. Most of this growth is being driven by new and expanding use cases in segments like agriculture, autonomous vehicles, consumer unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), warehousing, logistics, military and personal robotics, and personal assistant robots. The epicenter of robotics continues to shift from the traditional centers of Japan and Europe toward the emerging artificial intelligence (AI) hotbeds of Silicon Valley and China.

The key trend emerging in the industry is that AI technologies like deep learning, computer vision, and natural language processing (NLP) are revolutionizing autonomy and UI/UX capabilities in robots. This is driving many of the most significant advancements in robotics, and making possible numerous new commercial and personal robotics use cases. The result is that the number of non-industrial robots for professional and consumer use cases is expected to more than double in the next 5 years. The opportunity for robotics spans a wide range of industries and geographies and is particularly disruptive in activities that involve repetitive work from transportation to logistics to surgery to cooking cuisine. This growth trend will accelerate further when autonomous vehicles take to the streets, resulting in a dramatic expansion in global robotics market revenues over the next 10 years.

This Tractica report covers 110 use cases for robotics, with examples and descriptions including consumer robots, enterprise robots, industrial robots, healthcare robots, military robots, UAVs, and autonomous vehicles. These categories are segmented into 15 robot application markets. Market data within the report includes revenue forecasts for each segment. The forecast period for this report extends from 2017 through 2025.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What are the major use case market segments and how will these markets develop over the next decade?
  • What are the key use cases and drivers for robotics demand in each market segment?
  • What are the primary business models and use cases that will drive greater robotics adoption?
  • Which use cases are currently showing the strongest growth now, and which are poised for the highest growth over the next 10 years?
  • Who are some of the key players in the robotics industry and what use cases are they addressing?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Robot manufacturers
  • Robotics and automation system integrators
  • Semiconductor and component companies
  • Robotics AI, software, and application developers
  • Enterprise and industrial robotics end-users
  • Government and military agencies
  • Automotive and drone manufacturers
  • Investor community

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uBiome Receives Patent for Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Endocrine System Conditions

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 28, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — uBiome, the leader in microbial genomics, announced the issue of patent number 9,760,676 entitled “Method and System for Microbiome-Derived Diagnostics and Therapeutics for Endocrine System Conditions” by the US Patent and Trademark Office on September 12, 2017 with a priority date of October 21, 2014. The patent is an invention by uBiome collaborators Dr. Zachary Apte, Dr. Daniel Almonacid, Dr. Jessica Richman, and Dr. Siavosh Rezvan Behbahani, and expands upon its current intellectual property portfolio.

The patented technology involves diagnosing an endocrine system condition such as chronic fatigue syndrome, Graves’ disease, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, metabolic disease, obesity, and Type I and II diabetes, and generating a therapy model using biological samples from uBiome’s proprietary database.

This issuance will lead to further development in predicting the likelihood of occurrence of endocrine system conditions in individuals and in designing therapies for these endocrine system conditions, which may include the modification of the microbiota using prebiotics and probiotics. Together, these potential impacts could improve the treatment and management of endocrine system conditions in individuals.

“This patent allows uBiome to continue its mission of advancing the science of the microbiome and making it useful to people, especially those affected by chronic endocrine conditions, which in some cases are difficult to diagnose and manage,” Jessica Richman, PhD, co-founder and CEO of uBiome, said. “The expansion of our patent portfolio and intellectual property demonstrates our dedication to achieving this mission.”

For more information about our science and patents, visit http://www.ubiome.com/science/#patents.

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About uBiome
Founded in 2012, uBiome is the leader in microbial genomics. The Company’s mission is to advance the science of the microbiome and make it useful to people. uBiome combines its patented proprietary precision sequencing™ with machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop wellness products, clinical tests, and therapeutic targets. uBiome has filed for over 250 patents on its technology, which includes sample preparation, computational analysis, molecular techniques, as well as diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

uBiome’s commercial products include SmartGut™, the world’s first sequencing-based clinical microbiome test, which identifies microbes in the gut for patients with chronic gut conditions such as IBD, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, and ulcerative colitis; SmartJane™, the first sequencing-based women’s health screening test, which genotypes all 19 clinically relevant strains of HPV, identifies four common STDs, and surveys more than 20 vaginal microbes associated with bacterial vaginosis and other conditions; and Explorer™, a health and wellness product to understand the role that food and lifestyle can play in wellness.

uBiome’s platform has been used by hundreds of thousands of consumers, patients, and doctors and more than 200 research institutions around the world, including the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Harvard University, Stanford University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of California, San Francisco, Oxford University, and the University of Sydney.

Since its launch, the company has received widespread recognition including CNN 10: Startups to Watch, the IVY Technology Award, CNN Future 30, and was named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Healthcare in 2016 and in Data Science in 2018, as well as a Technology Pioneer from the World Economic Forum in 2018. For more information, visit http://www.uBiome.com.

 

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NexTech to Integrate IBM Watson's Machine Learning Into AI For AR eCommerce Platform

VANCOUVER and TORONTO, Dec. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – NexTech AR Solutions (the "Company" or "NexTech") (CSE: NTAR) (OTC: NEXCF) (FSE:N29) is pleased to announce that its development team has begun integrating IBM Watson's Machine Learning (ML) algorithms into its patent pending web enabled AR platform. With this integration NexTech is quickly building out a next generation, industry first, artificial intelligence (AI) based AR eCommerce solution. With AI the platform will now be able to offer scanning of the body, hands, and feet as well as facial features, to understand an individual shopper's style, sizes and preferences, as well as creating AR holograms acting as personal shopping assistants. The AR eCommerce platform is expected to exit beta and have a commercial launch in January 2019, with AI features beginning to rollout in February 2019.

NexTech AR Solutions, Corp. (CNW Group/Nextech AR Solutions Corp.)

"So far, AR has proven to be a very effective way to bring the in-store experience to the home in an engaging way, so rather than customers visiting a brick-and-mortar store, AR allows them to experience 3D products and services right in their homes," comments Evan Gappelberg, CEO of NexTech. He continues, "With AI and AR working together, the home shopping experience becomes complete, it becomes "intelligent," it's no longer just a 3D product view. With AI the product comes with a product expert seen as a hologram, as well as a virtual "try-on at home" platform for clothing, sneakers, hats, makeup, jewelry, eyewear and more, reducing returns by as much as 80% and increasing sales by as much as 3X…with AR and AI technologies working together on our AR eCommerce platform this feels like a truly revolutionary and magical moment for NexTech as it ushers in a new era of online shopping experiences."

According to Statista, global eCommerce sales in 2018 will hit over $2.8 trillion dollars with 60% occurring on a desktop computer and 40% happening on mobile devices. NexTech's web enabled AR eCommerce solution works on every browser including but not limited to Chrome, Firefox, and Safari and on every device including desktops, laptops, ipads, and all mobile phones. With a web enabled AR solution NexTech has eliminated the need to download an app which has been the biggest friction point of AR adoption.

With the integration of IBM Watson's ML offerings the NexTech AR web enabled platform will offer a full suite of advanced AI/AR mixed reality experiences. With one omni-platform having both AR and AI all three of the company's verticals; eCommerce, education and training, as well as AR live streaming will offer the full suite of AI/AR mixed reality product offerings.

About NexTech AR Solutions Corp.
NexTech is bringing augmented reality (AR) to the masses by creating an AR ecosystem featuring eCommerce solutions for websites, AR learning and education as well as AR live streaming for events. The company has filed a patent around its AR web-enabled eCommerce platform which has been integrated with Shopify, WordPress and Magento. The AR can "go live" on any ecomm site with just a few lines of embed code creating a highly scalable platform. The global eCommerce industry is a $2.8 trillion-dollar marketplace and growing. NexTech has acquired its e-learning platform "edCetra" which has been used by Fortune 500 companies such as Imperial Oil, Bombardier and Staples, as well as the Library of Congress and others to educate and train employees. NexTech has added augmented reality ("AR") training and education options into the platform and expects to launch in 2019. The company is also working on bringing forth its AR live streaming platform for shows and live events. All of the company's platforms run off of one CRM which allows for its AR ecosystem to rise up. NexTech launched its ARitize™ app in August 2018, which is capable of hosting many brands 3D objects and augmented reality experiences. NexTech also owns a large and diverse revenue generating App Portfolio that is deployed on the iTunes and Google play store which it intends to ARitize™.

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InPlay Technologies Licenses and Deploys CEVA’s Bluetooth® 5 Low Energy IP for Breakthrough SoC Targeting Wearable, Healthcare and Wireless IoT Markets

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, today announced that InPlay Technologies Inc. (InPlay), an innovative supplier of low power wireless communication SoCs, has licensed and deployed CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) IP in its latest SwiftRadio™ SoC, targeting a diverse range of end markets for low power wireless applications, including wearables, healthcare, industrial, VR/AR and the internet of things. The SwiftRadio™ SoC will be showcased in CEVA’s meeting suite at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 8-11, 2019.

The SwiftRadio™ IN6xx is a highly-integrated single chip solution that combines the mature RW-BLE5 IP from CEVA together with InPlay’s ultra-low power RF and its proprietary multi-mode collaborative protocols, ensuring best-in-class performance with minimal power consumption for next-generation low power wireless networking applications. The high-performance RF design of the SwiftRadio™ SoC is a key advantage in wireless IoT applications. With industry-leading Rx sensitivity of -97.5dBm and very low power design (sleep current as low as 500nA), the SwiftRadio™ IN6xx SoC will support many new applications, especially for battery-powered products.

The SoC integrates a high-performance Arm Cortex-M4F microprocessor and subsystem with a floating-point processing unit, 256KB ROM and 64KB SRAM, as well as a rich set of peripherals such as I2C, UART, SPI, I2S, PDM, PWM and keyboard controllers. Developers can enjoy all the resources provided by this SoC platform to develop their wireless applications without adding an additional micro-controller and memory for system designs. Considering the ever-increasing security requirements of the Internet of Things, SwiftRadio™ SoC has built-in hardware security engines such as AES256, SHA256 and ECC256 and supports authenticated secure boot.

 “The SwiftRadio™ IN6xx enables a paradigm shift in the Bluetooth Low Energy based wireless applications, opening up incredible new opportunities and use cases for this technology,” stated Jason Wu, CEO of InPlay. “Our extensive mixed signal and RF design expertise along with the low power architecture of CEVA’s RW-BLE5 IP and the advanced process technology from UMC has allowed us to deliver a best-in-class product for this burgeoning market.”

Steven Liu, vice president of Corporate Marketing division at UMC, said, “UMC has developed a deep portfolio of specialty process technologies engineered to serve the fast-growing market for IoT, AI, Auto & Smartphone products, including sophisticated low power solutions that integrate embedded flash technology. We are pleased to partner with InPlay to enable the innovative features of their SwiftRadio SoC, which utilizes our 55nm ultra Low Power (uLP) embedded flash platform to address uLP market needs of portable products that require extended battery life while maintaining high performance.”

“We are delighted to announce InPlay as a licensee for our Bluetooth 5 IP,” said Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of the Connectivity Business Unit at CEVA. “We look forward to seeing the SwiftRadio products in the market, ensuring exceptional performance for power- and price-sensitive wireless IoT devices.”

About RivieraWaves Bluetooth
CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each platform consists of a hardware baseband controller, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platforms to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF or various partners’ RF IP, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. All Bluetooth 5 features are supported, including LE 2Mbps data rate, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension. With more than 1.5 billion devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many of the world’s leading semiconductors companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids and other wearables. For more information on RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms, go to https://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/rivierawaves-bluetooth-platforms/.  

About InPlay
InPlay Technologies is a fabless semiconductor design company that pushes at the edge of what’s possible with innovative wireless communication SoCs.  The  team’s main expertise is in the design of both hardware and software for wireless and mobile communication systems. InPlay’s innovations start at the system level and propagate to the hardware  where they are enabled by unique RF and digital design, and to the software where the emphasis is on a seamless user experience. InPlay’s headquarters are in Irvine, California with offices in China and India. More information is available on https://inplay-tech.com/

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and cellular IoT enabled devices, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode) and Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) up to 4×4). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTubeFacebook and LinkedIn.

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CEVA Reaches New Milestone with 10th Design Win for its SIG Qualified Bluetooth® Mesh IP

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CEVA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEVA), the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for smarter, connected devices, today announced that its Bluetooth® SIG qualified RivieraWaves Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Mesh IP has achieved a significant milestone, having already been licensed to ten customers who are targeting a wide range of use cases and applications leveraging the Mesh Profile Specification.

“Mesh is enabling Bluetooth to successfully build on its ubiquitous nature in smartphones, PCs and tablets to become a key technology in the smart home and building automation markets,” said Andrew Zignani, Senior Analyst, ABI Research. “Smart lighting and smart environment control are proving to be the gateway applications and system operators value the scalability, reliability, and security of Bluetooth Low Energy Mesh.”

CEVA’s RW-BLE-Mesh is a comprehensive and complementary mesh software stack which is available with CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth low energy IP. It provides all the necessary layers per the Mesh Profile Specification, including Advertising and GATT Bearers, Network Layer, Transport Layer, Access Layer, and Foundation Models Layer. Multiple roles are supported, such as Relay Node, Low Power Node, Friend Node and GATT Proxy Server.

“We are extremely pleased with the market endorsement of our qualified Bluetooth Mesh IP,” said Aviv Malinovitch, vice president and general manager of the connectivity business unit at CEVA. “Mesh is proving to be an in-demand feature, especially with system companies listing Mesh support as mandatory in next generation smart home IoT devices. Our customers value the seamless integration with our market-leading Bluetooth low energy IP.”

About RivieraWaves Bluetooth
CEVA’s RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms provide comprehensive solutions for both Bluetooth LE and Bluetooth dual mode connectivity. Each platform consists of a hardware baseband controller, plus a feature-rich software protocol stack. A flexible radio interface allows the platforms to be deployed with either RivieraWaves RF or various partners’ RF IP, enabling optimal selection of foundry and process node. All Bluetooth 5 features are supported, including LE 2Mbps data rate, Long Range and LE Advertising Extension. With more than 1.5 billion devices shipped to date and dozens of licensees, the RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP is widely deployed in consumer and IoT devices with many of the world’s leading semiconductors companies and OEMs, including smartphones, tablets, wireless speakers, wireless headsets and earbuds, hearing aids and other wearables. For more information on RivieraWaves Bluetooth IP platforms, go to https://www.ceva-dsp.com/product/rivierawaves-bluetooth-platforms/.  

About CEVA, Inc.
CEVA is the leading licensor of signal processing platforms and artificial intelligence processors for a smarter, connected world. We partner with semiconductor companies and OEMs worldwide to create power-efficient, intelligent and connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT. Our ultra-low-power IPs for vision, audio, communications and connectivity include comprehensive DSP-based platforms for LTE/LTE-A/5G baseband processing in handsets, infrastructure and cellular IoT (NB-IoT and Cat-M1) enabled devices, advanced imaging and computer vision for any camera-enabled device, audio/voice/speech and ultra-low power always-on/sensing applications for multiple IoT markets. For artificial intelligence, we offer a family of AI processors capable of handling the complete gamut of neural network workloads, on-device. For connectivity, we offer the industry’s most widely adopted IPs for Bluetooth (low energy and dual mode) and Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) and Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) up to 4×4). Visit us at www.ceva-dsp.com and follow us on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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Natural Language Processing

NEW YORK, Dec. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Enterprise Applications for Natural Language Processing Technologies (Processing, Understanding, Generation) Software and Systems: Market Analysis and Forecasts

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Artificial intelligence (AI) technologies such as machine learning (ML) and deep learning (DL) are dazzling in and of themselves, but believe it or not, leveraged in isolation, they are limited in their potential. These technologies do not interpret data by themselves: they are tied either to deterministic, hard coded software programs created by humans or they are linked to a form of artificial intelligence that can interpret human language into a form ML and DL algorithms can understand. The umbrella term for this gateway AI technology is natural language processing (NLP). Other terms associated with NLP include natural language understanding, natural language generation, voice recognition, and speech recognition. Tractica considers all of these terms and technologies as part of the family of NLP technologies, and each of them are addressed in some fashion in this report.

The ultimate promise of NLP technology is intent-based computing. When machines can understand and communicate with humans in natural (human) language, it democratizes data science, enabling humans to use common everyday language to complete a broad range of tasks from the simple and mundane such as auto-completing an online form to the most complex, such as writing software or optimizing a data network. NLP is a critical technology for extracting insights and analysis from a vast amount of previously unindexed and unstructured data; mining video and audio files, emails, scanned documents, and more.

This Tractica report examines 43 NLP use cases, identifying those applications best suited for commercial use. In addition, the report details the market trends and technology issues surrounding natural language processing and presents forecasts for NLP hardware, software, and services during the period from 2017 through 2025. The report also mentions more than 60 companies including detailed profiles of 43 key industry players. Market forecasts, segmented by world region, include projections of software, hardware, and services revenue across multiple industry sectors.

Key Questions Addressed:

  • What are the key use cases for NLP?
  • What are the market trends driving adoption of NLP technology?
  • What are limitations to the software and what does the technology roadmap look like?
  • Which companies are investing most heavily in the technology?
  • Which industry sectors represent the strongest addressable markets for NLP?

Who Needs This Report?

  • Enterprise software companies
  • Semiconductor and component manufacturers
  • Service providers and systems integrators
  • End-user organizations deploying NLP systems
  • Industry associations
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

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