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EV Group Installs Low-temperature Plasma Activation System for Compound Semiconductor Research at the University of Tokyo

TOKYO, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, today announced it has received an order from the University of Tokyo for its EVG810LT plasma activation system for compound semiconductor research. Installed at the university’s Takagi & Takenaka Laboratory, the EVG810LT augments the laboratory’s research focused on developing novel MOSFET and electronic-photonic integrated circuits (EPICs) using III-V-on-insulator (III-V-OI) and germanium-on-insulator (GeOI) substrates. These advanced material substrates are designed to exceed the performance of conventional silicon semiconductors as well as silicon photonics, where III-V materials such as indium phosphide (InP), indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs) and germanium are bonded to silicon wafers. The EVG810LT activates a wafer surface using plasma for low-temperature direct wafer bonding, and has been utilized by other customers in high-volume manufacturing of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafers and backside illuminated CMOS image sensors.

The EVG®810LT LowTemp™ Plasma Activation System from EV Group is ideal for direct bonding for manufacturing of silicon-on-insulator (SOI), strained silicon and germanium-on-insulator (GeOI) wafers as well as for compound semiconductor applications and MEMS devices.

“The miniaturization of semiconductor devices is reaching its physical limitations, and shrinking transistor (scaling) in line with Moore’s Law is not sufficient enough to address future demands for higher performance of LSI devices,” noted Dr. Mitsuru Takenaka, associate professor at the Takagi & Takenaka Laboratory with the University of Tokyo. “3D integrated circuits with III-V compound semiconductors or germanium stacked freely on silicon semiconductors are expected to be among the breakthroughs to enhance the performance of the LSIs after the end of Moore’s Law. In support of our efforts, we adopted EV Group’s plasma activation system, the EVG810LT, to help us achieve lower temperature and high-quality wafer bonds.”

Commenting on today’s announcement, Hiroshi Yamamoto, representative director of EV Group Japan K.K., said, “It is a great honor that our system was selected to support the University of Tokyo’s leading-edge LSI device research. The innovative results at The Takagi & Takenaka Laboratory are expected to address the fundamental issues that the semiconductor industry currently faces. Based on our company’s Triple-i philosophy of ‘invent, innovate and implement’, EV Group has been working with universities and R&D facilities that are active in advanced fields. We will continue to provide the Takagi & Takenaka Laboratory with the technical support they need to succeed with their leading-edge research.”

The emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and artificial intelligence (AI) is fueling a new wave of demand for electronic devices with lower power consumption, higher performance, and greater functionality. To meet this demand, the semiconductor industry is evaluating the benefits of incorporating new materials with silicon—beyond pure silicon-based wafers. This shift is paving the way for future market growth of compound semiconductors, as well as more efficient manufacturing technologies to achieve maximum end-device performance. For example, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) processes, where a thin film of II-VI or III-V material is deposited on a substrate by heteroepitaxial growth, can result in inconsistent wafer formation. This compromises the integrity of the wafer surface and ultimately impacts end-device performance. Direct wafer bonding with plasma activation is a promising solution to enable heterogeneous integration of different materials and to realize high-quality engineered substrates.

EVG will showcase the EVG810LT system at the SEMICON Japan exhibition being held December 13-15 at the Tokyo Bit Sight – Tokyo International Exhibition Center in Tokyo, Japan. Attendees interested in learning more about EVG’s suite of lithography and wafer bonding solutions are invited to visit the company’s booth #5238.

About the University of Tokyo

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, the University of Tokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity.  The university aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills.

About EV Group (EVG)

EV Group (EVG) is a leading supplier of equipment and process solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), compound semiconductors, power devices and nanotechnology devices. Key products include wafer bonding, thin-wafer processing, lithography/nanoimprint lithography (NIL) and metrology equipment, as well as photoresist coaters, cleaners and inspection systems. Founded in 1980, EV Group services and supports an elaborate network of global customers and partners all over the world. More information about EVG is available at


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Satisfi Labs & Mall of America® Launch Location-Based AI Retail Chatbot

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Satisfi Labs announced today a new collaboration with Mall of America® for a unique location-based AI chatbot program to engage with consumers and provide faster customer service to busy shoppers this holiday season. The chatbot will live on Mall of America’s website, mobile app, and Facebook page, as an Amazon Alexa skill.

The chatbot is the first of its kind for shopping malls and it is Satisfi Lab’s first fully integrated retail location bot that uses multiple data feeds, over different customer touch-points, to answer customer’s questions in natural language, within seconds in real time. The bot can answer complex questions around gifting, food recommendations, and attractions and holiday events happening in America’s largest mall, based on a user’s specific location.

“We are thrilled to be working with Mall of America on this platform that will improve one-to-one interactions with consumers and create a more personalized digital experience,” said Don White, CEO and Co-Founder of Satisfi Labs. “Mall of America is dedicated to new tech partnerships and innovation that helps them elevate their guest services and create better experiences for their visitors. This dynamic chatbot will answer visitors’ questions in real time through whichever channel they feel most comfortable using, whether it be Facebook or Mall of America’s app or website.”

Satisfi Labs’ chatbot is part of a larger digital transformation for Mall of America that includes in-mall activations such as SoftBank’s Humanoid robot, Pepper®. Along with providing food and event recommendations, the chatbot can accomplish the following tasks:

  • Provide directions to all the stores, restaurants, attractions and services based on the user’s current location based on Mall of America’s location API
  • Answer customer inquiries on deals, gifting recommendations and holiday events in the mall
  • Recommend the mall’s top gift items and brands, as well as directing the user on which stores these brands are located in
  • Connect the user with a digital guest service representative in real-time if an ongoing AI conversation requires more information

“Mall of America saw great success throughout Black Friday weekend with record breaking numbers, proving once again that guests are still looking for and enjoying the brick and mortar shopping experience. In an effort to build upon that momentum, it is important for us to find new ways to surprise and delight our guests while also creating a seamless customer journey,” said Sarah Townes, VP of Marketing for Mall of America. “Satisfi Labs and SoftBank have been incredible partners, helping us to continue leading the retail industry with the newest forms of technology that ultimately help give our guests a better experience while visiting Mall of America.”

About Satisfi Labs
Satisfi Labs is an intelligent engagement platform that combines the speed and accuracy of artificial intelligence with the ease of real conversation. Satisfi Labs offers a unique location-based, mobile solution which enhances the in and out of venue & retail experience by customers 24/7. More information can be found at

About Mall of America®
Mall of America® (MOA) is the largest shopping and entertainment complex in North America. At 5.6 million square feet, MOA boasts more than 520 world-class retail stores and restaurants; Nickelodeon Universe, the nation’s largest indoor family theme park featuring 27 rides; SEA LIFE Minnesota Aquarium, home to sharks, sting rays and an amazing underwater tunnel; FlyOver America a 4D immersive flight adventure; Crayola Experience; Rainforest Café; Hard Rock Café; the nation’s longest indoor zip line and an 18-hole mini golf course.

The Mall, a top American tourist and vacation destination, opened in August of 1992 and is located in Bloomington, Minn., just minutes from downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul and adjacent to the MSP International Airport. Mall of America hosts more than 400 events annually, including concerts, book signings, celebrity meet-and-greets and community-focused cultural events. The Mall is also home to a 500-room Radisson Blu hotel, a 342-room JW Marriott hotel; office tower; grand entrance and more. Follow Mall of America on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and visit our blog. Download the Mall of America app from the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android.

About Pepper®
Pepper is a United States registered trademark of SoftBank Robotics Europe, a French “Société par Actions Simplifiée” company.

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CENX Named in 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CENX, a global leader in next generation service assurance software, was named one of the fastest growing technology companies in the Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 list. Deloitte’s Fast 500 has annually ranked the fastest growing public and private North American companies in the technology, media and telecommunications sectors for more than 20 years. The Fast 500 examines companies on their relative growth in revenue over a three-year period, seeking to reward companies that have demonstrated cutting edge business strategies, vision, and solid management.

“CENX is thrilled to be recognized by the Deloitte Fast 500 as one of the fastest growing technology companies in North America,” said Edward Kennedy, Chief Executive Officer at CENX. “We help our customers by automating and optimizing complex, hybrid communications networks, allowing service providers to launch new services faster, reduce operating costs and guarantee quality of service. With the onset of 5G, IoT, machine learning & artificial intelligence, CENX is well positioned for explosive growth as we push the technological boundaries of our software and be the leader in creating networks of the future.”

The honor is due in large part to CENX’s namesake product, which fundamentally changes the way service providers view their networks. CENX lets service providers see the entire network end-to-end, in real-time, on one single pane — including service topology, inventory, fault, and performance data from disparate systems. It ingests, audits, and contextualizes all of a network’s big data to provide a comprehensive, abstracted view of what’s most important about a company’s service and network operations. CENX 7, the latest version of the software, breaks down the barriers between virtual and hybrid network infrastructure and delivers guaranteed service quality through the enablement of closed-loop assurance automation.

“The Deloitte 2017 North America Technology Fast 500 winners underscore the impact of technological innovation and world class customer service in driving growth, in a fiercely competitive environment. These companies are on the cutting edge and are transforming the way we do business,” said Sandra Shirai, Vice Chairman, Deloitte LLP and US technology, media, and telecommunications leader. “We extend our sincere congratulations to all the winners for achieving remarkable growth while delivering new services and experiences for their customers.”

This recognition is the latest mark of the successful trajectory that CENX has experienced over the last several years. In February, CENX announced the addition of Tier 1 customer, Verizon, which selected CENX to provide the tools to deliver a unified view of the state of physical and virtual components across multiple systems and data centers. CENX was recently awarded the “Third Network Technology Solutions – Service Assurance” award at the MEF 2017 Awards and named among the “50 Fastest Growing Tech Companies 2017” by The Silicon Review. The company was also recognized as an “Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor” by Light Reading’s Leading Lights Award program earlier this year.

About CENX

CENX fundamentally changes the way service providers view their networks. A leading provider of network and service operations software solutions, CENX ingests all of an operator’s network data, across multiple domains and physical and virtual infrastructure. Harnessing the power of big data analytics, CENX visualizes network and service topology, inventory, fault, and performance in a single pane, in real time. CENX enables the world’s largest and most innovative service providers to scale their operations as the network scales.


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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes ComplianceQuest as Entrepreneurial Company of the Year for its Enterprise Quality Management Solutions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the enterprise quality management industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ComplianceQuest with the 2017 North American Enterprise Quality Management Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award for its innovative enterprise quality management software (EQMS) built on modern cloud architecture.

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Collectively, customers are looking to address five key challenges in the quality and compliance market: lack of visibility into quality metrics across the enterprise, diversification in suppliers and rise of risk, islands of data, with poor integration mechanism to achieve a single unified view of operations, inability to view compliance and quality management as profit enablers and reduced performance variability. In North America, several point solution vendors provide valuable tools for overcoming many of these challenges, but none address it comprehensively.

Identifying these pain points, ComplianceQuest developed a smart Enterprise Quality Management software (EQMS) built on modern cloud architecture—leveraging advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, social media, and mobility—to offer an end-to-end product that addresses the present-day and emerging quality and compliance business challenges.

“In the Software-as-a-service (SaaS) market, there is an ongoing shift in channels,” said Ram Ramasamy, Consulting Manager. “A decade back, solution-selling took the direct (at least 70%) route. Today, at least 40% of sales happen through multiple channels. This clearly illustrates that outdated ways of selling will no longer support real growth, as technology consumption models and updates have changed with the onset of cloud architecture. Compliance Quest has identified this shift ahead of time and have internalized this shift to drive incremental business benefits,” Ram Ramasamy added.

ComplianceQuest’s EQMS leverages both a modern cloud platform and multiple channels. Its unified suite of applications outperforms the competition in covering quality, manufacturing, supplier management, customer/field service, and health and safety that will drive excellent business value for the customer.

The solution is built for, and runs natively on, the Salesforce Platform. ComplianceQuest’s astute decision to use the Salesforce cloud enables the company to focus and drive innovation into its solutions, while leveraging everything the Salesforce business platform provides today and in the future.

Frost & Sullivan believes that ComplianceQuest comprehensively addresses the need to leverage both cloud platforms and sales channels with the following:

  • Modern Cloud architecture: A key benefit of ComplianceQuest being natively positioned on the Salesforce cloud platform is that it helps developers easily create newer applications and roll them out more seamlessly.
  • By making things easier for companies undergoing digital transformation, ComplianceQuest is driving a portfolio differentiator in the market by leveraging an effective cloud system that has been functioning well for a long time.

Due to ComplianceQuest’s native integration with Salesforce’s Sales and Service Cloud and Salesforce appExchange solutions, customers will be able to easily integrate the solution with their existing infrastructure. Also, the serviceability of the solution is much more seamless, accessed through their existing infrastructure, which makes a good business case for ComplianceQuest as hesitant customers look for business continuity and improved user experience.

“ComplianceQuest is able to integrate its solution suite with traditional enterprise software solutions including ERP, LIMS, asset management, purchasing, PLM, MES, and HR systems. As a result, its performance strength spans management of quality and compliance aspects across the entire operational value chain. The breadth of portfolio coverage in a modern cloud platform is unique and very few peers are able to match this capability,” said Nikki Willett, Chief Strategy Officer at ComplianceQuest.

ComplianceQuest re-energizes the industry with a modern approach to the traditional EQMS solution. Due to its strong performance, rapid establishment of significant brand loyalty, and a clear, future-ready market strategy, ComplianceQuest has earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2017 North America Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in devising a strong growth strategy and robustly implementing it. The recipient has shown strength in terms of innovation in products and technologies, leadership in customer value as well as speed in response to market needs. In short, the award looks at the emerging market players in the industry and recognizes their best practices that are positioned for future growth excellence.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About ComplianceQuest

ComplianceQuest is the fastest growing, 100% modern cloud Enterprise Quality Management System (EQMS) natively built and run on the Salesforce platform. Delivering best-in-class out-of-the-box solutions, ComplianceQuest fast-tracks an organization’s efficiency, safety and overall performance by combining enterprise quality, compliance, collaboration and communication across the product value chain. Suitable for emerging growth companies and scalable and flexible to meet the needs of medium and global enterprises, ComplianceQuest is easy to implement, validate and use. Our team of domain experts is committed to innovation, product excellence and to the success of our customers. For more information, visit ComplianceQuest’s website at

About Frost & Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants. For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Contact us: Start the discussion.

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SOURCE Frost & Sullivan Reports Working Capital Biggest Risk for Communication Professionals

UTRECHT, Netherlands, December 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

According to, almost 89% of professionals in the Information and Communication Industry have stated that working capital is their number one risk. In the Construction Industry, a staggering 90.4% of experts say that strategic assets are their most important strategy. This month gives away free insights into these industries. Click here to get your risk report (Information & Communication Industry) or here to download your strategy report (Construction Industry).

Information & Communication Risks 

According to the benchmarking report, the Information & Communication Industry has to deal with 34 risks. Working capital might be their main concern, but talent (82.8%), economic conditions (79.5%), pronouncement practices (73.5%), and internal control (73.2%) complete the top 5. Most risks can be found in Operations-Support (34%) while external factors is the category with the highest amount of risks.

Construction Strategies 

While construction professionals state that strategic assets (90.4%) are their most important strategy, product and service innovation (86.5%), product development (84.2%), income tax management (83.9%), and governance (82.5%) are almost just as important. The highest amount of strategies can be found in the category Operating Margin (34.8%) while the least amount of attention is paid to Asset Efficiency (12.8%).

The benchmarking reports offer plenty more useful information:

  • A top 20 list of your most important risks or strategies
  • Trend line of your risk or strategic development
  • Executive summary of your most important factors
  • Clear overview of your most remarkable differences 

The benchmarking reports of consist of risk and strategy reports that are created with artificial intelligence. The technology behind these reports is created by data scientists from Deloitte Innovation Netherlands and unique in the world of today. You can also find out how secure your digital environment is with the Security Quickscan. This scan is developed by the world’s best hackers and offers a good first impression of the security of your website.


Avigilon Security Solutions Selected to Protect Turkey's Vodafone Park, home of Besiktas JK

~Super Lig and UEFA Champions League host venue installs a complete Avigilon surveillance solution to enhance stadium safety~

VANCOUVER, CANADA, December 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Avigilon Corporation ("Avigilon") (TSX: AVO), provider of trusted security solutions, today announced it was selected to enhance security at Vodafone Park stadium, in Istanbul, Turkey, crown jewel of Besiktas JK.

Figure 1. Besiktas JK installed a complete Avigilon surveillance solution to enhance safety at Turkey’s Vodafone Park. (CNW Group/Avigilon Corporation)

Opened in April 2016, Vodafone Park is the venue for national Super Lig and UEFA Champions League games and features over 43,000 stadium seats, 144 executive suites, and more than 4,000 sq. meters (43,055 sq. ft.) of restaurants, shops and parking. To enhance spectator and player safety, Besiktas JK, in partnership with security systems integrator Sensormatic Guvenlik Hizmetleri, deployed a complete Avigilon surveillance solution that incorporated more than 500 Avigilon cameras, including the award winning Avigilon 7K (30 MP) HD Pro camera line, Avigilon Dome, Bullet, and PTZ cameras, as well as Avigilon network video recorders and Avigilon Control Center (ACC) video management software. 

The use of the Avigilon 7K (30 MP) HD Pro cameras allows Besiktas JK to cover wide areas of the stadium while simultaneously delivering exceptional image detail to zoom in and quickly identify and respond to potential security events. Combined with the advanced search functions of ACC, Avigilon's complete solution has enabled Besiktas JK operators to monitor and track activities during matches more efficiently. This has helped to decrease illegal entry at Vodafone Park, helping to create a safer, more enjoyable customer experience.

"Avigilon's solutions have helped us create a safe and inviting environment for our fans, which has ultimately allowed us to sell more tickets," said Serhan Abac, Stadium Marketing and Event Director at Besiktas JK. "The installation of Avigilon's solutions was smooth and the system has been providing such positive results that other clubs now want to reach this level of security and technology in their stadiums."

Avigilon's high resolution cameras, artificial intelligence driven video analytics technology, and video management software solutions are designed to meet the diverse needs of stadiums around the globe.

To learn more about Avigilon's solutions for stadiums, please visit the following link: For more information on product availability, please contact:

About Avigilon
Avigilon Corporation provides trusted security solutions to the global market. Avigilon designs, develops, and manufactures video analytics, network video management software and hardware, surveillance cameras, and access control solutions. To learn more about Avigilon, visit

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Quantum Unveils Scale-out NAS for High-Value and Data-Intensive Workloads

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) today announced Xcellis® Scale-out NAS, the industry’s first workflow storage appliance to provide the management capabilities and robust features of enterprise scale-out NAS with the cost-effective scaling organizations need to address modern data growth. It delivers greater than 3X the performance of competitive enterprise NAS offerings and, with integrated storage tiering, an end-to-end solution can cost as little as 1/10 that of alternative enterprise NAS solutions with the same capacity and performance. This combination makes Xcellis Scale-out NAS unique in comprehensively addressing the needs of high-value data environments where the organization’s revenue and products are all built around data.

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Unified Unstructured Data at Scale
Many IoT, media and entertainment, life sciences, manufacturing, video surveillance and enterprise high-performance computing (HPC) environments are outgrowing traditional enterprise NAS. Users have typically turned to scale-out NAS over the past decade as an alternative but are finding that scaling capacity, integrating cloud strategies and sharing data are afterthoughts or not even possible with the solutions they’ve adopted. Unlike enterprise IT workloads, data in high-value workload environments is constantly growing on every axis — ingest, processing, analysis, distribution, archive. These environments require storage solutions with the management and features of enterprise NAS, but which can also cost-effectively scale performance and capacity. Leveraging Quantum’s industry-leading StorNext® parallel file system and data management platform, Xcellis Scale-out NAS offers industry-leading performance, scalability and management benefits for organizations with high-value workloads:

  • Cost-Effective Scaling of Performance and Capacity: Clusters can scale performance and capacity together or independently to reach hundreds of petabytes in capacity and terabytes per second in performance. A single client (SMB, NFS or high-performance client) can achieve over 3X the performance of competitive scale-out NAS offerings with multiple clients scaling a single cluster’s bandwidth to over a terabyte per second. In addition, an end-to-end solution with Xcellis has been shown to manage petabytes of data in a simplified workflow incorporating tape or cloud that provides greater performance than leading NAS-only alternatives for as little as a tenth of the cost.
  • Advanced Features and Flexible Management: With simple installation and setup, a modern administrative single-screen interface provides in-depth monitoring, alerting and management functions as well as rapid scanning and search capabilities that tame large data repositories. Xcellis Scale-out NAS is designed to integrate with the highest performance Ethernet networks through SMB and NFS interfaces and offers the flexibility to also support high-performance block storage in the same converged solution.
  • Lifecycle, Location and Cost Management: Xcellis Scale-out NAS leverages more than 15 years of data management experience built into StorNext. Xcellis data management provides automatic tiering between SSD, disk, tape, object storage and public cloud. Copies can be created for content distribution, collaboration, data protection and disaster recovery.

Artificial Intelligence With Xcellis
Xcellis Scale-out NAS is the industry’s only NAS solution with integrated artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that enable customers to create more value from new and existing data. It can actively interrogate data across multiple axes to uncover events, objects, faces, words and sentiments, automatically generating custom metadata that unlocks new possibilities for using stored assets.

Xcellis Scale-out NAS will be generally available this month with entry configurations and those leveraging tiering starting at under $100 per terabyte (raw).

Supporting Quotes
Vincent Chang, president, Arrosoft Solutions
“Frankly, it is hard to find an offering that can deliver on performance, scale and management while keeping costs down. Xcellis Scale-out NAS provides the reseller community with a Quantum solution that is easy to position for organizations facing unstructured data growth challenges across any of a number of areas including performance, capacity, cost, management, protection, cloud strategy and artificial intelligence.”

Scott Sinclair, senior analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
“The proliferation of unstructured data in a vast array of industries offers virtually unlimited opportunity for discovery and monetization, but traditional storage and management of that data has kept many organizations from achieving their full potential. Xcellis Scale-out NAS is designed to empower users to scale performance and capacity independently and cost-effectively to keep storage from becoming an obstacle to progress.”

Molly Presley, vice president, Global Marketing, Quantum
“There is a gap in the market between NAS systems designed for enterprise data management and HPC solutions designed for data-intensive workloads. Xcellis Scale-out NAS fills this gap with the features needed by enterprises and the performance required by HPC in a single solution. Xcellis uniquely delivers capacity with the economics of tape and cloud and integrated AI for advanced data insights and can even support traditional block storage demands within the same platform.”

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About Quantum
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out tiered storage, archive and data protection. The company’s StorNext platform powers modern high-performance workflows, enabling seamless, real-time collaboration and keeping content readily accessible for future use and remonetization. More than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding content workflow needs, including large government agencies, broadcasters, research institutions and commercial enterprises. With Quantum, customers have the end-to-end storage platform they need to manage assets from ingest through finishing and into delivery and long-term preservation. See how at

Quantum, the Quantum logo, StorNext and Xcellis are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

“Safe Harbor” Statement: This press release contains “forward-looking” statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Quantum advises caution in reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, 1) benefits and value to customers from Quantum’s Xcellis Scale-out NAS, 2) customer demand for and Quantum’s future revenue from such systems and 3) the general availability of such systems. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum’s actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statement, including unexpected changes in the Company’s business. More detailed information about these risk factors, and additional risk factors, are set forth in Quantum’s periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled “Risk Factors,” in Quantum’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 9, 2017, especially those risks listed in this section under the heading “Our results of operations depend on a limited number of products and on new product introductions, which may not be successful, in which case our business, financial condition and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected.” Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

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FierceMedTech Names Analytics 4 Life as One of its Fierce 15 MedTech Companies of 2017

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. and TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Analytics 4 Life, a digital health company applying the power of artificial intelligence to develop solutions that improve existing care pathways, today announced that it has been named by FierceMedTech as one of 2017’s Fierce 15 medtech companies, designating it as one of the most promising private medtech companies in the industry. 

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Analytics 4 Life’s innovative technology combines artificial intelligence, cloud computing, and digital technologies to develop a proprietary approach to cardiac imaging, Phase Space Tomography™. The first application of this technology is CorVista™, a physician-directed diagnostic test that aims to assist in identifying the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) without the use of radiation, cardiac stress, contrast agents, or patient fasting. CorVista is currently undergoing a clinical study at 13 sites in the U.S. to support algorithm development and regulatory filings. The ongoing Coronary Artery Disease Learning and Algorithm Development (CADLAD) clinical study, with more than 2,500 patients enrolled to date, will measure the performance of a machine-learned algorithm for CAD detection. Positive preliminary results from the company’s CADLAD study were presented in October of this year at the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference in Denver.

“Analytics 4 Life is honored to be recognized as one of the most innovative medtech companies selected for this year’s FierceMedTech Fierce 15,” said Don Crawford, Analytics 4 Life chief executive officer. “We’re proud to pioneer Phase Space Tomography, and are looking forward to working closely with the FDA to bring this game-changing technology to the millions of people affected by CAD.”

An internationally recognized daily report reaching a network of over 90,000 medtech industry professionals, FierceMedTech provides subscribers with an authoritative analysis of the day’s top stories. Every year FierceMedTech evaluates hundreds of private companies from around the world for its annual Fierce 15 list, which is based on a variety of factors such as the strength of its technology, partnerships, venture backers and a competitive market position.

About FierceMedTech
FierceMedTech keeps biopharma executives, device developers, engineers, and researchers updated on the must-know news, trends and developments in medical devices and diagnostics. More than 90,000 top industry professionals rely on FierceMedTech for an insider briefing on the day’s top stories.

About Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is when the heart becomes weakened from a deficient supply of oxygenated blood due to a buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries, which can lead to blood clots, chest pain, and cardiac arrest. CAD affects approximately 15.5 million Americans and is the number one cause of death in the U.S.

About Analytics 4 Life
Analytics 4 Life is pioneering digital health using artificial intelligence to develop a completely new form of medical imaging. With an initial focus on coronary artery disease (CAD), Analytics 4 Life is advancing a novel, radiation-free, and exercise-free cardiac imaging technology aimed at improving existing care pathways. Analytics 4 Life is based in Toronto with U.S. headquarters in Research Triangle Park, NC. For more information, visit

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Navitas Capital Announces Close Of Fund 2

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Navitas Capital, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage technology investments for the real estate and construction industries, closed its second fund with $60M in LP commitments.

Navitas’ investment strategy is to provide a combination of growth capital, industry expertise, and market access to high growth technology companies in its primary focus areas: smart buildings, workflow solutions, artificial intelligence/machine learning, marketplaces, visualization, construction tech, and financial services. Investments in the firm’s first fund included PlanGrid, a provider of construction management software, Matterport, the leading interactive 3D and VR technology for real estate, and View, an intelligent glass company.  Early investments in Navitas’ second fund include Truss, a listings and tenant rep marketplace for small commercial spaces, Aquicore, a provider of smart building and commercial energy management solutions, and Honest Buildings, a digital platform for managing capital improvements for commercial buildings.

“Navitas was the ideal partner to lead our Series A round.  The partners’ collective deep knowledge, experience and connections in our business gave us immediate strategic access to their industry network.  Their track record and ability to align world class investor partners behind us was very attractive to our team as we begin to scale the business.” – Andrew Bokor, Co-Founder, Truss

“Navitas is the leading VC in the smart building space and offers both unique access to square footage and guidance to help our company scale.  As a first-time founder, it’s great having a trusted investor at the table.” – Logan Soya, CEO/Founder, Aquicore

As part of raising their second fund, Navitas welcomes new limited partner commitments from industry heavyweights including DivcoWest, JLL, Equity Residential, and Saint-Gobain, among others. Navitas works closely with its strategic LPs to help identify, underwrite, and co-invest in best-in-class technology start-ups impacting their businesses.

“As an early investor and adopter of real estate technology, DivcoWest has seen first-hand the opportunity to drive asset value and investment returns across our real estate funds.  Partnering with Navitas is a core part of our strategy to increase capital allocation to real estate technology, broaden our access to world-class startups in the CRE tech space, and deploy the best digital solutions across our portfolio.” – Stuart Shiff, CEO, DivcoWest

“The built world is in the early phases of a digital transformation, and JLL is committed to being a leading provider of digital service offerings.  Having a venture capital partner with the experience and access of Navitas helps us uncover a broader set of innovation and build relationships with the most promising emerging companies in our sector.” – Mihir Shah, Co-CEO, JLL Spark

Co-Founded by Travis Putnam and James Pettit, Navitas also welcomes Gary Dillabough as its third Managing Partner.  Dillabough was previously at the Westly Group where he led the firm’s smart buildings practice and co-invested with Navitas on a number of portfolio companies.   Dillabough previously led investment in and currently sits on the board of Honest Buildings, Comfy, Lunera and View.

“Welcoming Gary to the team was the perfect next step given our track record of working together and complimentary skill sets.  Gary brings a tremendous amount of operating experience across both high growth startups and real estate as well as a deep network in the space,” adds Jim Pettit.

As the multi-trillion dollar real estate and construction industries accelerate their adoption of technology, the vision for Navitas is to be the partner of choice for best-in-class startups in the sector.  With its new fund, the firm plans to make 8-10 core investments in the $35M range, along with a handful of smaller seed investments.

“The combination of a rapidly expanding universe of quality start-ups, increasing capital flows, and a massive industry actively seeking technology solutions is propelling the sector forward.  Navitas has a front row seat to this dynamic – and that’s extremely exciting,” says Travis Putnam.

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Qualtrics Names Julie Larson-Green Chief Experience Officer

SALT LAKE CITY and SEATTLE, Dec. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Qualtrics, the leader in experience management, announces the appointment of Julie Larson-Green as Chief Experience Officer, effective January 2018. As CXO, Larson-Green will be leading the design of Qualtrics’ intricately connected customer, employee, product and brand experiences. She will also advise Qualtrics’ customers globally on how to develop their experience management strategies.

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Larson-Green is recognized for her ability to foster innovative teams and build scalable business models. Throughout her career she has played pivotal roles in shaping products that enable productivity and cohesive experiences across product platforms.

“With the release of the Experience Management Platform™ in March of this year, Qualtrics is at a pivotal point in changing how organizations leverage experience data. The connection between employee perception, product and brand performance, and customer engagement is more important to understand than ever before,” said Larson-Green. “With Qualtrics leading this fundamental shift in how businesses operate, I knew they were the right company for me to connect my passion for people with experience-driven product innovation.”

“Just like a platform for experience management will become standard in every organization, the CXO role will become imperative for every business. Julie is an incredible leader and we are thrilled to have her join Qualtrics,” said Ryan Smith, co-founder and CEO of Qualtrics. “Her expertise in creating innovative cultures and products that serve billions of people worldwide is legendary. Julie will help us take Qualtrics and the XM Platform to the next level as we continue to pioneer experience management with enterprise customers.”

“To build enduring organizations, companies need to be able to understand how people perceive business value by measuring and managing the four core experiences—customer, employee, product and brand—in a single system,” said Julie Larson-Green. “This role is an incredible opportunity to lead new innovations in product development and customer-driven culture.”

Prior to joining Qualtrics, Larson-Green spent 25 years at Microsoft, most recently as its Chief Experience Officer where she led Microsoft’s efforts to reimagine the Office suite for intelligent work through artificial intelligence, collaboration tools, and digital assistance capabilities.

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Qualtrics is a single system of record for all experience data, also called X-data™, allowing organizations to manage the four core experiences of business—customer, product, employee and brand experiences—on one platform. Over 8,500 enterprises worldwide, including more than 80 percent of the Fortune 100 and 99 of the top 100 U.S. business schools, rely on Qualtrics. To learn more, and for a free account, please visit


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