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Cloudera Announces Fifth Annual Data Impact Awards Finalists

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Cloudera, Inc. (NYSE: CLDR), the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud, announced finalists for this year’s Data Impact Awards. In its fifth year, the awards program increased by 65 percent in number of nominations from 2016. The Data Impact Awards recognize the leading organizations that are running Cloudera Enterprise in a production environment, resulting in innovations that demonstrate the biggest impacts to technology, science, health, lifestyle, and community across a wide variety of industries. The winners will be announced at the annual Data Impact Awards Celebration on Tuesday, 26th September in tandem with Strata Data 2017, New York.

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Finalists were selected by a panel of third-party thought leaders in the data management and analytics space, from executives and industry analysts to professors and media experts.

“It’s clear from the entries for the Data Impact Awards that real companies are delivering meaningful transformation with advanced data processing solutions across all industries,” said first-year judge,  Maribel Lopez, founder of Lopez Research. “The entrants are improving operational efficiencies, but also delivering new business models such as ‘as-a-service’ offerings.”

“The caliber and sheer diversity of use cases made it more challenging than ever to choose winners this year,” said fourth-year judge, Tony Baer, principal analyst at Ovum. “The breadth of the candidate pool revealed just how far enterprises in sectors outside classic early adopters have matured in their understanding of big data and harnessing the power of the community. The use cases have grown sufficiently compelling, that the Data Impact Awards really lived up to their name this year.”

This year’s finalists, listed by award theme and category, are:

The Data Impact Award finalists were selected by a global team of 32 judges:

  • Olivia Duane Adams, Chief Customer Officer, Alteryx, Inc, @alteryxlibby
  • Tony Baer, Principal Analyst, Ovum, @TonyBaer
  • Alberto Belle, Principal Analyst, Delfos Research, @delfosresearch
  • Brian Buntz, Content Director, Iot Institute, Informa, @brian_buntz
  • Philip Carnelley, Research Director, Enterprise Software, IDC Europe, @Pcarnelley
  • Brian Carpenter, Co-Host, The Hot Aisle Podcast, @intheDC
  • James Curtis, Senior Analyst, Data Platforms & Analytics, 451 Research, @jmscrts
  • Jason Dai, Senior Principal Engineer and CTO of Big Data Technologies, Intel, @intel
  • Raj Dalal, Founder & Principal Analyst, BigInsights, @BigInsights
  • Juan Garcia Morgado, Research and Consulting Director, IDC Spain, @jgarciamorgado
  • Bob Gourley, Co-Founder Cognitio and Publisher,,, @BobGourley
  • Karthik Krishnamurthy, Global Head and SVP, Interactive, IoT, Analytics and AI, Cognizant Digital Business, @kkrishn
  • Maribel Lopez, Founder, Lopez Research, @MaribelLopez
  • Mark Madsen, President, Third Nature, Inc., @markmadsen
  • Maria Jose Marzal, Director, Computerworld & CIO/CSO @mjmarzal
  • Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group, @smworldbigdata
  • William McKnight, President, McKnight Consulting Group, @williammcknight
  • Sanjeev Mohan, Research Director, Gartner, @SanjMo
  • Holger Mueller, Principal Analyst & VP, Constellation Research, @holgermu
  • Yves Mulkers, Consultant, Architect, and Social Media Manager, 7wData, @YvesMulkers
  • Ikuo Nakagawa, Ph.D, Invited Associate Professor, Osaka University, @go_go_ikuo
  • Carl Olofson, Research Vice President for Data Management Software Research, IDC, @databaseguru
  • Brent Piatti, Digital Business Lead, Dell EMC, @BrentPiatti
  • Tom Pringle, Head of Applications Research, Ovum, @Ovum
  • Neil Raden, CEO & Principal Analyst, Hired Brains Research, @neilraden
  • Manjeet Rege, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Graduate Programs in Software, University of St. Thomas, @ManjeetRege
  • Svetlana Sicular, Research VP, Gartner, @Sve_Sic
  • Rebecca Thompson, Vice President, Avere Systems, @averesystems
  • Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, COO, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), @mymdec
  • Adam Wilson, CEO, Trifacta, @a_adam_wilson
  • Dan Yarmoluk, Director of Business Development, IIoT and Analytics, ATEK Access Technologies, @YarmolukDan
  • Liu Feng Yuan, Director (Data Science), Government Digital Services, Government Technology Agency, Singapore, @fengyuanliu

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At Cloudera, we believe that data can make what is impossible today, possible tomorrow. We empower people to transform complex data into clear and actionable insights. We deliver the modern platform for machine learning and analytics optimized for the cloud. The world’s largest enterprises trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems. Learn more at

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WidePoint Launches Trusted Mobility Management (TM2) Framework

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — WidePoint Corporation (NYSE AMEX: WYY), a leading provider of Mobility Management specializing in Cybersecurity and Telecommunication Expense Management (TEM) solutions announced the launch of a new Trusted Mobility Management (TM2) Framework.  The new TM2 Framework provides a unified platform that improves confidentiality and secures access while reducing complexity and costs for our customers. The TM2 Framework also incorporates the ability to scale and add new mobility management functionality that is both seamless and user friendly.

Mr. Jin Kang, Chief Executive Officer of WidePoint, stated, “Managing the mobile landscape is difficult, complex, and time-consuming for organizations, and it requires the review, procurement and integration of numerous applications and technologies. Our new TM2 Framework streamlines and simplifies this complexity for our customers and provides them with a set of unified solutions that can evolve with their rapidly changing mobile environments.”

WidePoint’s TM2 Framework was built around the intersection of our proprietary Telecom Lifecycle Management, Identity Management, and Mobility Management solutions with added architecture that provides a trusted environment with enhanced confidentiality and secure access. 

The TM2 Framework incorporates: 

  • Inventory visibility and management
  • Invoice auditing and presentment
  • Mobile policy management
  • Mobile asset and service provisioning
  • Usage and rate plan optimization
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Integrated customer support

Our TM2 Framework was also designed to support Mobile Device Management, Mobile Application Management, and Mobile Security Management through integration with third party applications.  Design enhancements for added new functionality are also key elements of our TM2 Framework. As new mobile management challenges evolve in developing areas such as end-point security, companion apps, and artificial intelligence, the TM2 Framework allows for the integration of these new functionalities.

“It has been estimated that about 71% of enterprises regard mobility as a top priority and that the enterprise mobility market will be worth $140 billion a year by 2020,” stated Jason Holloway, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and President & Chief Executive Officer, WidePoint Security Solutions Corporation. “It has also been noted that employees gain 240 hours a year in productivity on average if they use cutting edge mobility solutions at work. Our TM2 Framework provides enhanced mobile visibility and management capabilities to organizations so they can safely embrace and manage the benefits of mobility. We are very excited about the mobility marketplace and the benefits we can offer our clients with our new TM2 Framework.”

About WidePoint

WidePoint Corporation (NYSE AMEX: WYY) is a leading provider of technology-based management solutions. For more information, visit

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Xilinx, Arm, Cadence, and TSMC Announce World’s First CCIX Silicon Demonstration Vehicle in 7nm Process Technology

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX), Arm, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) and TSMC (TWSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today announced a collaboration to build the first Cache Coherent Interconnect for Accelerators (CCIX) test chip in TSMC 7nm FinFET process technology for delivery in 2018. The test chip aims to provide a silicon proof point to demonstrate the capabilities of CCIX in enabling multi-core high-performance Arm® CPUs working via a coherent fabric to off-chip FPGA accelerators.

About CCIX

Accelerating applications in the data center is a growing requirement due to power and space constraints. Applications such as big data analytics, search, machine learning, wireless 4G/5G, in-memory database processing, video analytics, and network processing benefit from acceleration engines that move data seamlessly among the various system components. CCIX will allow components to access and process data irrespective of where it resides, without the need for complex programming environments.

CCIX will leverage existing server interconnect infrastructure and deliver higher bandwidth, lower latency and cache coherent access to shared memory. This will result in a significant improvement in the usability of accelerators and overall performance and efficiency of data center platforms, lowering the barrier to entry into existing server systems and improving the total cost of ownership (TCO) of acceleration systems.

About the Test Chip

The test chip, implemented on TSMC’s 7nm process, will be based on the latest Arm DynamIQ™ technology, CMN-600 coherent on-chip bus and foundation IP. To validate the complete subsystem, Cadence provided key I/O and memory subsystems, which include the CCIX IP solution (controller and PHY), PCI Express® 4.0/3.0 (PCIe®-4/3) IP solution (controller and PHY), the DDR4 PHY, peripheral IPs such as I2C, SPI and QSPI, as well as associated IP drivers. Cadence verification and implementation tools are being used to build the test chip. The test chip provides connectivity to Xilinx’s 16nm Virtex UltraScale+ FPGAs over CCIX chip-to-chip coherent interconnect protocol.


The test chip will tape-out in early Q1 2018 with silicon availability expected in 2nd half 2018.

Company Quotes

Xilinx Quote

“As we work to innovate on advanced technology for compute acceleration, we are excited about the results of this collaboration,” said Victor Peng, COO at Xilinx. “Our Virtex UltraScale+ HBM family is built using TSMC’s 3rd generation CoWoS® technology, which is now the industry standard assembly for HBM integration and cache-coherent acceleration with CCIX.”

Arm Quote

“With the surge in artificial intelligence and big data, we’re seeing increasing demand for more heterogeneous compute across more applications,” said Noel Hurley, vice president and general manager, Infrastructure Group, Arm. “The test chip will not only demonstrate how the latest Arm technology with coherent multichip accelerators can scale across the data center, but reinforces our commitment to solving the challenge of accessing data quickly and easily. This innovative and collaborative approach to coherent memory is a significant step forward in delivering high-performance, efficient data center platforms.”

Cadence Quote

“By building an ecosystem for high-performance computing with our collaboration partners, we will enable our customers to quickly deploy innovative new architectures at 7nm and other advanced nodes for these growing data center applications,” said Babu Mandava, senior vice president and general manager of the IP Group at Cadence. “The CCIX industry standard will help drive the next generation of interconnect that provides the high-performance cache coherency that the market is demanding.”

TSMC Quote

“Artificial intelligence and deep learning will significantly impact industries including media, consumer electronics and healthcare,” said Dr. Cliff Hou, TSMC vice president, Research & Development/Design and Technology Platform.  “TSMC’s most advanced 7nm FinFET process technology provides high performance and low power benefits that satisfy distinct product requirements for High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications targeting these markets.”

About Xilinx

Xilinx is the leading provider of All Programmable semiconductor products, including FPGAs, SoCs, MPSoCs, RFSoCs, and 3D ICs. Xilinx uniquely enables applications that are both software defined and hardware optimized – powering industry advancements in Cloud Computing, 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, and Industrial IoT. For more information, visit

About Arm

Arm technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. Our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 100 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. With more than 1,000 technology partners including the world’s largest business and consumer brands, we are driving Arm innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.

About Cadence

Cadence enables electronic systems and semiconductor companies to create the innovative end products that are transforming the way people live, work and play. Cadence software, hardware and semiconductor IP are used by customers to deliver products to market faster. The company’s System Design Enablement strategy helps customers develop differentiated products—from chips to boards to systems—in mobile, consumer, cloud datacenter, automotive, aerospace, IoT, industrial and other market segments. Cadence is listed as one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at

About TSMC

TSMC is the world’s largest dedicated semiconductor foundry, providing the industry’s leading process technology and the foundry segment’s largest portfolio of process-proven libraries, IPs, design tools and reference flows. The Company’s owned capacity in 2017 is expected to reach above 11 million (12-inch equivalent) wafers, including capacity from three advanced 12-inch GIGAFAB® facilities, four eight-inch fabs, one six-inch fab, as well as TSMC’s wholly owned subsidiaries, WaferTech and TSMC China. TSMC is the first foundry to provide both 20nm and 16nm production capabilities. Its corporate headquarters are in Hsinchu, Taiwan. For more information about TSMC please visit

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Personetics to Present Cognitive Banking Use Cases at the Cognitive Finance AI Retreat in Jersey, Channel Islands, 14 – 17 September 2017

LONDON, September 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

Personetics, the leading provider of cognitive applications for the financial services sector, will deliver a presentation on practical use cases of cognitive banking at the Cognitive Finance AI Retreat, a private event for board and C-level executives, taking place in Jersey 14 – 17 September 2017.

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The Cognitive Finance AI Retreat is an annual private gathering designed to foster discussion on the adoption of artificial intelligence in financial services. It is organised by Cognitive Finance Group, a British consultancy and investment company specialised in applied artificial intelligence. Every year, between 40-60 leaders and experts from banking, asset management, private wealth management, insurance, academia and artificial intelligence and executives of artificial intelligence companies are invited to take part in the Retreat.

“We look forward to participating in this unique event,” said Eran Livneh, VP Marketing, Personetics. “While artificial Intelligence is generating significant of interest and buzz, it is now at the point where practical implementations in financial services are starting to materialise and deliver results. We are excited to share the learning from our work with some of the world’s largest financial institutions.”

“Cognitive Finance Group is committed to supporting quality AI companies, from established pioneers to early-stage start-ups. We are delighted that Personetics, a company with a strong reputation and tailored financial services offerings, will present in front of the Board and C-level executives at our annual AI retreat,” said Clara Durodie, CEO, Cognitive Finance Group. 

The Personetics presentation will take place Thursday 14 September from 10:45am – 11:15am.

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About Personetics

Personetics’ Cognitive Banking Applications are used by the world’s largest financial institutions to deliver personalized guidance, conversational self-service, and automated self-running programs that help customers reach their financial goals.

Featuring a unique combination of built-in financial intelligence and advanced cognitive capabilities, Personetics solutions are bank-ready, allowing financial institutions of all sizes to make AI-powered banking a reality for millions of customers today.

Led by a team of seasoned FinTech entrepreneurs with a proven track record, Personetics has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor, a Top Ten FinTech Company by KPMG, and a Top Ten Company to Watch by American Banker. 

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Uniview Helps Reducing Crimes by Introducing Intelligent Video Surveillance

HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Minority Report is an American science fiction film directed by Steven Spielberg in 2002. It is set primarily in Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia in the year 2054, where “PreCrime”, a specialized police department, apprehends criminals based on foreknowledge provided by three psychics called “precogs.”

The continuous terrorist attacks and crimes generate the need for predict policing. However, even after 15 years, the technologies used to predict crimes seem hard to be widely used. Although data and artificial intelligence is already used to predict the location of potential crimes and dispatch officers to those areas, it still makes mistakes.

Even though we cannot precisely predict crimes, video surveillance manufacturers are able to provide first-time help for security staff and police officer. Uniview (UNV), a leading video surveillance manufacturer, provides several intelligent functions to help discover criminals when they are committing a crime.

UNV Network Video Recorder (NVR) and Camera support intrusion detection and crossing line detection. By setting a line or a restricted area beforehand, it can detect and send alarm to control center if anyone crosses the line or enters into the restricted zone at any time. Sometimes the criminals in the film would cover the camera or turn its angle, but they would be immediately discovered if that is UNV Camera and NVR because they are embedded with functions of scene change detection and defocus detection. Any abnormal move from external force or image defocus can trigger alarm, making criminals being exposed before committing crimes.

With regards to audio exception detection function, UNV NVR can detect if there is an abnormal voice. Users can set a threshold decibel, if the voice is higher or lower than the decibel set, it indicates that something unusual happened, and then will trigger alarm to alert security staff to check. This function will greatly help security staff to react promptly if there is emergency happened such as explosion, shooting and people gathering.

Uniview recently completed the integration with more than 50% of Emergency Alarm Solution provider in South Korea, stepping into a new level of integrated security. When the emergency alarm is triggered, it will send the camera’s ID to NVR, and NVR would pop out the camera live view and trigger alarm.

Except the functions mentioned above, the plastic panel and shell of UNV NVR are made of inflaming retarding materials, which passed international standard IEC 60950. UNV NVR will not catch on fire. When the source of fire has been moved away, NVR would extinguish it within 10 seconds, and its drippings would not ignite other things surrounded as well.

About Uniview

Uniview is the leading supplier of video surveillance products and solutions. With more than 10 years experiences in IP video surveillance, Uniview now is the 7th largest manufacturer worldwide and No.3 in China (IHS Markit). For more information, please visit Uniview’s website at

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Socure Introduces Single API Digital to Physical Identity Verification on its Next-Generation Beyond-Human Predictive Analytics Platform

NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Socure, a leading provider of digital identity verification predictive analytics technology, today announced the next generation version of its beyond-human predictive analytics platform. Version 3.0 of the platform (codenamed Sapphire), features a modular design and includes a single API to handle digital to physical identity verification. Socure has partnered with AU10TIX, a subsidiary of ICTS International, and a pioneer in global ID authentication solutions, to aid in document processing. 

Socure’s ID+ solution on its Sapphire platform, includes a series of modular offerings via a single API to validate consumer’s PII (email, phone, address, date of birth, SSN, Passport, Driver License), correlate the identity across 300+ certified offline, online and social data sources as well as provide predictions on the authenticity (whether the identity is real or not) and fraud risk of the individual. Socure’s customers have realized over 10X ROI through improved acceptance of good customers, reduction in fraud losses, lowered costs of manual review and compliance, lowered total ownership costs from a single vendor offering and an improved frictionless experience for the end consumer. The news comes on the heels of Socure’s $14M Series B funding announcement and other exciting developments at the company, including several industry partnerships.

“Our technologies and capabilities are significantly ahead of other industry offerings and will continue to be as we focus on improving our current solutions while developing new capabilities in this space. We are creating the world’s first dedicated identity verification robot to go beyond human powered rule-based and generalized machine learning identity verification techniques,” said Sunil Madhu, Socure CEO.

Socure ID+ offers the most comprehensive digital identity verification with the highest accuracy available on the market.  When a transaction is identified as high-risk, customers will now have the option of invoking physical document verification as a secondary authentication factor.  The combination of Socure’s digital identity verification with physical document verification provides the greatest level of assurance achievable that an identity is valid, belongs to the user being verified and is risk free.

“Both Socure and AU10TIX are on the cutting edge of technology in the identity authentication and verification space. We’re looking forward to continuing to work together and address market opportunities,” said Ron Atzmon, Managing Director of AU10TIX.

Financial services and ecommerce companies, including digital banking firms, online lending platforms, digital wealth management companies, payments and remittance companies as well as marketplaces are using Socure to streamline their digital identity verification processes.  Socure’s ID+ Sapphire (version 3.0) will be generally available on October 1st 2017.

Socure will be at FinovateFall Monday, September 11 through Wednesday, September 13. Socure will be hosting a demo showcasing its new platform and ID+ solution suite on Tuesday, September 12.

About Socure
Socure is the leader in creating high-assurance digital identity verification technology. Its predictive analytics platform applies artificial intelligence and machine-learning techniques with trusted online/offline data intelligence from email, phone, address, IP, social media and the broader Internet to authenticate identities in real-time. Socure powers financial inclusion, increasing acceptance as much as 40 percent for millennials and other thin-file consumers. It also bolsters CIP/KYC programs and AML compliance for enterprises in the US, helping them to reduce fraud up to 80 percent and lower manual review costs as much as 90 percent. Socure was founded in 2012 and is based in New York City.

About AU10TIX
AU10TIX Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of ICTS International N.V, deals with the authentication and digitization of identifying documents including Passports, identity cards, driving licenses and other complementary identifying documents. The company specializes in implementing hardware & software based applications used for scanning, identifying, content retrieval, authentication and validation of identifying documents. AU10TIX is a pioneer of all-channel (front-end and online) ID authentication and processing solutions. The company’s products drastically reduce identifying document-based fraud, reducing the costs associated with client processing and enabling effective regulatory compliance, while making the sales and support operations speedier and considerably more efficient.

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CFMS 2017: an event beyond expectations for the storage industry

SHENZHEN, China, Sept. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On September 6, 2017, the China Flash Market Summit (CFMS2017), hosted by Shenzhen Flash Market Information Co., Ltd., was successfully held at the InterContinental Shenzhen OCT with the theme of “China Storage Global Pattern”. The summit attracted more than 1,200 attendees from all over the world, including VIP guests from Samsung, Intel, Google, Microsoft, Toshiba, Western Digital, SK Hynix, TSINGHUA UNIGROUP, Yangtze Memory, longsys, Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Tencent and other industry enterprises. CFMS2017 brought the VIP industry guests together, and established itself as an event beyond the expectations of the storage industry.

CFMS 2017: an event beyond expectations for the storage industry

Director of National IC Design Shenzhen Industrial Centre Zhou Shengming gave an opening speech at CFMS2017, he indicated that according to the international science & technology and industrial innovation center’s positioning from the national plan for 13th Five-Year, Shenzhen is implementing a new round of innovation and development strategy layout. Shenzhen will focus on the core chip, AI, robotics, IOT, big data and other areas to overcome a number of core key technologies issues to transform the core technology from the “catch up” to “surpass”. This will not only give the IC industry a good opportunity for development, but also open up a huge market space to the storage industry.

Tai Wei, the general manager of CFMS2017 organizers Shenzhen Flash Market Information Co., Ltd. noted that the company is a research institution focuses on the storage industry, committed to providing valuable information, and guide the healthy development of the market. ChinaFlashMarket is expecting that in 2017 the global NAND Flash market size is about 40 billion US dollars, China consumes 30% of global production capacity, in 2020 NAND Flash will exceed the DRAM and the market size is about 65 billion US dollars, global SSD shipments will be more than 150 million units in 2017 as expected, the big data industry will provide SSD more innovative applications and market opportunities in the future.

Samsung, Micron and Intel’s next-generation 3D technology is aimed to accelerate the development of the market

Kenny Han, vice president of Samsung NAND Marketing, said that in 2017 Samsung is producing the fourth generation 64-story V-NAND, the fifth generation V-NAND is under development, capacity of single die is 1Tb, IO speed reaches 1200Mbps. Samsung will introduce 128TB QL-SSD based on 1Tb V-NAND, Z-NAND technology, low latency / high density / high speed transmission.

Micron vice president Jonathan Shaw introduced the audience its 3D NAND technology is from the 32 layers 32GB all the way to 64 layers of capacity to 64GB, shipments in the end of 2017 will be very considerable, samples based on QLC are ready, and will be put to the market in the future. Micron is also very optimistic about the growth of SSD market, along with the rapid development of 3D NAND technology, SSD will continue to replace the HDD market.

Bill Liu, general manager of Intel’s non-volatile storage business department, demonstrated that 3D-Xpoint technology products – Optane has shown excellent performance, is made to meet the requirements of big data, PC, games, artificial intelligence, real-time data processing and other applications. And how 3D-Xpoint innovation technology would be accepted by the market, and to achieve more applications innovation, are the challenges Intel would face, the market will also show more business opportunities.

longsys’ acquisition of Lexar is to strengthen the global strategic layout and improve the international market influence

Cai Huabo, chairman of longsys said that longsys is aimed to root deeply in China, but also adopt international operations. On August 31, longsys acquired Lexar, Cai Huabo said that Lexar positioning for high-end storage brand, through the Lexar brand we can enhance brand value of longsys, improve the development of international enterprises. longsys combines their own innovation R & D technology and service capabilities with the Lexar brand, further enhance the influence in the international market, and longsys is transforming from technology-product to technology-brand company.

In addition, longsys released the world’s smallest size of the BGA SSD, Cai Huabo said that BGA SSD reflects longsys’ comprehensive technical capabilities, and insight of seeing the needs of high-end market. Because the size of BGA SSD and UFS are the same, it is very possible to bring BGA SSD into the mobile phone application market. So how to achieve it quickly? Cai Huabo confessed that the concise answer is that if the technical specifications, size and price can be as well as expected. longsys can do PCIe BGA SSD and SATA SSD with the same price, even in less than half a year, longsys can do BGA SSD and UFS with the same price. longsys will continue to strengthen product technology and business model innovation, expand the storage products to overseas, accelerate the pace of international development.

Yang Zhiping, head of Google hardware department, said that, achieve the BGA SSD in the mobile terminal application requires solving the problems related to cost, size, compatibility, high performance, intelligent heat management, low power consumption and others. Yang Zhiping also expressed expectations of the NVMe BGA used in the smart mobile phone application, indicated that the BGA SSD will be one of the most important storage choices in the future. For intelligent terminal product development, the user experience will be a big step forward.

Marvell, SMI and SiliconGo tightly grasp the SSD market opportunities to enhance business value

Michael Wu, vice president of sales, General Manager of Marvell China, said that Marvell mainly focuses on three areas: storage, networking and connectivity. The storage business accounted for 60% of overall revenue, in the last few quarters growth of Marvell SSD storage is nearly 60%. Marvell will also focus on cloud, data centers, businesses, consumer, smart cars and other fields in the future.

From SATA to PCIe, SMI SSD controller so far has been selling 100 million units, said Nelson Duann, senior vice president of product planning at SMI Mobile Storage department. Over the past 10 years, the number of controller launched was more than 5 billion units. SMI will continue to meet the customer needs and provide better storage controller products and services for market applications.

David Wu, General Manager of SiliconGo, said that SiliconGo has been a decade-old chip design company, it is not a product company, SiliconGO will continue to focus on embedded storage and SSD storage controller technology. SiliconGo has been rooted in the Chinese market and applications, with a pragmatic attitude, it provides local technical support and application development to Chinese storage enterprises and customers in the long term.

Automotive electronics will be an important application for future storage, and monitoring storage requirements is improving

NVIDIA autopilot China business department Arthur He indicated that autopilot has a very large market possibility, NIVIDIA invests nearly 1.8 billion dollars a year into autopilot R & D. NVIDIA also introduced artificial intelligence technology into autopilot, with the ADAS system to provide autopilot services to humans. Needs of the vehicle-mounted storage is rising, and now storage requirement is 64GB eMMC, autopilot will give storage industry more growth space in the future.

In addition to the automotive market, monitoring storage demand is also increasing, take a 1080P device for example, it creates about 40GB of storage needs each day, HIKVISION storage general manager Sun Chenghua said the consumer SSD market competition is fierce. The HIKVISION storage will take video surveillance as the core application; continually develop data center business, focusing on flash applications.

In addition, Sino IC Capital vice president of investment Gao Songtao said that Sino IC Capital as China’s largest semiconductor special fund, has accumulated and invested in more than 40 projects, through the market-oriented mechanism, specialized investment system, Sino IC Capital makes invested enterprises bigger and stronger, thus generating economic benefits to further expand China’s IC market.

AGIC Capital president Henry Cai indicated that with the rapid development of intelligent, new materials and things such as the Internet, we are in a rapid changing “big times”, AGIC Capital is hoping to use the power of capital to grow together with more enterprises, there would be more outstanding enterprises in China in the next 10 years.

The chairman of the original FMS summit, chairman of Coughlin Associates, Inc., Thomas Coughlin believes that the continued growth of data storage is a trend. Ways to store these data, the rapid analysis of these data, and low-cost storage are three key factors. We need to achieve better integration, better computing power, deal with more data and mining more value data.

“China Flash Market Summit Enterprise Awards”: to establish the storage industry role model

ChinaFlashMarket roots deeply in China, concerns about the development of China’s storage industry. According to domestic and international storage industry experts and market performance from many storage companies, CFM awarded the “China Flash Market Summit Enterprise Award.” Awards are as follows:

Best Market Performance Award: SAMSUNG

Samsung storage has grown rapidly, continues to maintain the leading market share in the world.

Best Market Brand Award: Intel

Intel as one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies, high-performance solutions of high quality, is unanimously approved by the public.

Best Industry Promotion Award: Sino IC Capital

Sino IC Capital investment is actively promoting the solid development of China’s storage industry.

Best Business Innovation Award: longsys

Through a series of product innovation and business innovation, longsys is 2017 China’s storage market’ highlights.

Best Application Platform Award: Marvell

As the world’s largest hard drive and SSD controller manufacturers, Marvell is committed to providing customers with solutions.

Best Supply Service Award: Micron

Micron has grown steadily in the market in recent years.

Best Embedded Application Award: SMI

SMI as an independent flash memory controller manufacturers, is to provide integrated chip integrated solutions.

Best Technology Innovation Award: NVIDIA

In the field of smart car & artificial intelligence chips, NVIDIA is a global leader.

Best Market Innovation Award: HIKVISION storage

HIKVISION storage committees to innovation, boldly advance the industry storage market.

Best Application Service Award: SiliconGO

Ten years honed, SiliconGO is a local excellent storage controller supplier.

CFMS2017 awards to some of the outstanding storage companies to encourage their advanced characteristics, also, CFMS2017 is eager to set an example for the storage industry, CFMS 2017 expects excellent storage companies can provide more storage products, technical solutions and upstream resources for the rapid development China’s storage industry.

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TEXT IQ Launches the Inevitable With Fortune 100 Executives

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Text IQ is a cutting-edge technology company that harnesses the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and people to prevent legal and compliance disasters across industry sectors. The company recently launched The Inevitable, an invite-only summit, that was attended by Fortune 100 executives and leading researchers to discuss AI’s evolving role in protecting highly-regulated enterprises. The announcement was made by Apoorv Agarwal, the company’s Co-Founder and CEO.

“AI is inevitably and fundamentally changing the way businesses function,” stated Dr. Agarwal. “The Inevitable was born out of the understanding that when humans and machines work together, they work better. Artificial intelligence is improving daily, allowing legal, compliance, and executive teams to make sophisticated, extraordinary leaps forward in legal and compliance disaster prevention,” added Agarwal. 

Over the past decade, data volumes have doubled every year. The Inevitable addressed the insurmountable challenges that this explosion of data has created in areas such as Antitrust, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Anti-money laundering (AML), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), sexual harassment, employee discrimination, internal investigations, civil litigation, audit, law enforcement, and anti-terrorism. Billions of dollars are spent each year on regulatory compliance, litigation and risk management, stemming from digital data, including emails, documents, phone calls, and instant messaging.  

“Despite an array of computer-assisted tools companies today still must hire armies of human reviewers to weed through minute details found in millions of digital files,” said Randy Milch, former General Counsel of Verizon Communications, who attended The Inevitable. “Text IQ  brings the power of AI to the difficult legal and compliance issues of big organizations. Moreover, Text IQ’s founders are committed to the responsible implementation of AI the legal and compliance arena,” continued Milch. 

Omar Haroun, the company’s Co-Founder and COO stated, “Today’s summit highlighted a lot of important challenges that our society is facing, which wouldn’t be possible to solve without the leaders in this room coming together to have an open, honest discussion about the very real future that is quickly approaching.”

Haroun continued, “The Inevitable is about something much bigger than Text IQ, and we are looking forward to continuing the discussion at The Inevitable 2.0 in 2018. This is only the beginning.”

The Inevitable was attended by industry influencers such as Dan Cooperman, former General Counsel of Oracle and Apple; Patricia Hatler, former General Counsel of Nationwide Insurance; Randy Milch, former General Counsel Verizon; Marla Persky, former General Counsel of Boehringer Ingelheim and Baxter; Aaron Crews, General Counsel of Text IQ and former Senior Associate General Counsel of Walmart Stores, Inc.; AI leading researchers and experts including Dr. Kathy McKeown, the Henry and Gertrude Rothschild Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, and Dr. Owen Rambow, Senior Research Scientist in the Center for Computational Learning Systems, Columbia University, along with Text IQ founders of Apoorv Agarwal and Omar Haroun.

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About Text IQ

Text IQ isa cutting-edge technology company that harnesses the power of AI and people to prevent legal and compliance disasters.  The company was founded in 2014 by Dr. Apoorv Agarwal and Omar Haroun.  The company has multiple patents pending and its investors include top venture capital firms like Floodgate, Pathbreaker Ventures, and Fortune 500 executives. Text IQ’s customers include Fortune 200 companies, government agencies, tech giants and highly regulated enterprises in health care, biotech, energy, gaming, insurance, and finance. Text IQ hosts its invite only summit, The Inevitable, to bring together industry leaders to encourage debate and connect thinkers with doers to facilitate leaps forward in legal and compliance disaster prevention.

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About Dr. Apoorv Agarwal –  Co-Founder & CEO

Dr. Agarwal is an expert in Machine Learning (ML) and Natural Language Processing (NLP), who is dedicated to understanding and improving how humans and machines benefit from working together. In 2014, he was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps program, which allowed him to lay the foundation for Text IQ. Prior to Text IQ, Dr. Agarwal received the IBM Ph.D. Fellowship award in recognition of his work as the first author on two separate patents for IBM’s Watson. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Columbia University. Dr. Agarwal has published more than 30 academic papers in ML and NLP. His work, which focuses on sentiment analysis, relation extraction, text summarization, and automated Q&A, has received more than 1000 citations across the international research community. Beyond academia, he has been cited by American Banker, WIRED, Popular Science, New Scientist, and Science Magazine, among others.

About Omar Haroun – Co-Founder & COO

Haroun is a successful entrepreneur and operator that has a passion for merging ideas, technology, and people together. Haroun began his career at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP and Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC before assuming operational roles at high-growth startups including Sportaneous, an award-winning health tech startup where Haroun served as founder and CEO, and which was acquired by Greatist in 2013, and Greatist, where he grew the company’s reach to more than 10 million unique visitors per month. Haroun also served as Managing Partner of Oxford Digital, a boutique digital agency that helped corporations market innovative products. Haroun received his J.D. and M.B.A from Columbia University, where he received the William J. Heffernan Memorial Award for Service, and an MA from Oxford University. He has been honored by the White House as a Champion of Change.

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Hurdlr Earns Grand Prize At Realogy FWD Innovation Summit

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) today announced Hurdlr, Inc. as the grand prize winner of the 5th annual Realogy FWD Innovation Summit held at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York City. Hurdlr earned top honors at FWD for presenting the most innovative technology product or service designed for the real estate industry among the 15 emerging technology companies. The event was livestreamed via Facebook Live, and a replay is now available on Realogy’s Facebook page.

Hurdlr, Inc. was the grand prize winner of the 5th annual Realogy FWD Innovation Summit held at the Microsoft Technology Center in New York City. Hurdlr earned top honors at FWD for presenting the most innovative technology product or service designed for the real estate industry among the 15 emerging technology companies. Realogy presented Raj Bhaskar (left), Hurdlr co-founder and CEO, and Anu Bhaskar, co-founder and CTO, with a $25,000 cash prize.

“Today we were treated to a showcase of technology-enabled solutions to everyday issues in our industry,” said John Peyton, president and CEO of the Realogy Franchise Group. “The ideas and solutions presented today ranged from artificial intelligence and virtual reality to smart new apps designed to make real estate agents and brokers more successful.”

Hurdlr, based in Bethesda, Maryland, is a mobile app for independent workers, freelancers, and solopreneurs to manage their finances in seconds. It provides business performance insight that helps real estate agents maximize their productivity. Realogy presented Raj Bhaskar, Hurdlr co-founder and CEO, and Anu Bhaskar, co-founder and CTO, with a $25,000 cash prize as well as a coveted placement in the ZapStore, an innovative app and service marketplace that is directly integrated within Realogy’s proprietary Zap® platform for its affiliated brokers and sales professionals.

“Managing your accounting, finances and taxes may not be very sexy, but profitability is so important in any industry, and that’s what we feel we are bringing to the table for real estate agents,” said Hurdlr CEO Raj Bhaskar.

The other two companies selected as FWD medalists were first runner-up Agentology, a lead management and qualification platform for agents, and the second runner-up Transported, a virtual reality app that works with any camera or VR device. More information about all of the participating companies is available at, including list of past winners and finalists.

About Realogy Holdings Corp.
Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY) is a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage with many of the best-known industry brands including Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate, CENTURY 21®, Coldwell Banker®, Coldwell Banker Commercial®, Corcoran®, ERA®, Sotheby’s International Realty® and ZipRealty®. Collectively, Realogy’s franchise system members operate approximately 14,250 offices with more than 281,000 independent sales agents conducting business in 114 countries and territories around the world.  NRT LLC, Realogy’s company-owned real estate brokerage, is the largest residential brokerage company in the United States, operates under several of Realogy’s brands and also provides related residential real estate services. Realogy also owns Cartus, a prominent worldwide provider of relocation services to corporate and affinity clients, Title Resource Group (TRG), a leading provider of title, settlement and underwriting services, and ZapLabs LLC, its innovation and technology development subsidiary.  Realogy is headquartered in Madison, New Jersey.

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KAYAK Takes Travel Planning to the Next Level with Echo Show Integration

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — KAYAK launches the ability to book hotels via Alexa on the Echo Show. Last month, KAYAK was among the first to enable voice booking for hotels with a KAYAK skill for Amazon Alexa. Now, users of the KAYAK skill for Amazon Alexa on Echo Show will not only hear available hotel options, they’ll see them on the part-touch screen part-voice assistant as well—a synergistic combination as voice-assisted e-commerce rises in popularity.


“Travel search and booking for hotels is typically a visual process, so the Echo Show integration is a natural evolution from the Alexa hotel booking option we launched last month,” said KAYAK Chief Scientist Matthias Keller. “Adding Echo Show integration to the KAYAK voice booking skill for Alexa gives users additional confidence when booking a hotel that truly meets their preferences. This visual component will be helpful as consumers become more comfortable making larger, voice-driven purchases.”

KAYAK also has assistants currently available on Slack, Facebook Messenger, Microsoft Teams, Amazon Alexa devices and Google Home.

“We’ve been bullish in our approach to artificial intelligence and natural language processing at KAYAK because we believe that it will largely drive the future of travel planning,” added Keller. “Our goal is to help take any friction out of travel search by using artificial intelligence to solve more complex requests on the platforms people are using.”

The KAYAK skill for the Echo Show can fulfill the full range of capabilities available on other Amazon Alexa-enabled devices such as flight tracking, explore and travel search for flights, hotels and car rentals. To use the KAYAK skill for Echo Show, users first sync or create a free KAYAK account, enable the KAYAK skill in the Alexa app, and link the account. Once the account is linked with Alexa, users can say something like, “Alexa, ask KAYAK to book me a hotel room in Boston from September 15 to 17.”

The KAYAK skill for Echo Show provides up to 10 bookable hotel options with free cancellation that users can scroll through using their finger or by asking, “Alexa, select number 2” for more detailed hotel information like price per night. To book, users simply say, “Alexa, book this hotel” and use their KAYAK account to confirm the reservation. 

KAYAK, the world’s leading travel search engine, searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages. In addition to KAYAK, the company operates a portfolio of metasearch brands including momondo, Cheapflights, SWOODOO, checkfelix and Mundi that together process more than two billion consumer queries for travel information a year. KAYAK is an independently managed subsidiary of The Priceline Group. For more information, visit

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