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Keysight Technologies, National Central University Optical Sciences Center, Establish Third-generation Semiconductor R&D and Test Open Laboratory

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 4:00pm

Wide band gap (WBG) materials, such as GaN and SiC, offer rapid switching speeds, low loss and withstand high temperature and voltage characteristics.

Key Points: 
  • Wide band gap (WBG) materials, such as GaN and SiC, offer rapid switching speeds, low loss and withstand high temperature and voltage characteristics.
  • NCUOSC successfully used Keysight's PD1500A Dynamic Power Device Analyzer/Double Pulse Tester (DPT) platform to establish a third generation WBG semiconductor open laboratory to improve developing and testing efficiency.
  • The focus of each research group of this National Central University Optical Sciences Center (NCUOSC) includes optoelectronic semiconductor materials and components, radio frequency and high-speed integrated circuits, holographic technology, nonlinear optics, precision optical coating technology, integrated optical materials and components, biochips, organic and amorphous silicon luminescent materials and devices.
  • Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets.

Astera Labs Secures $50M in Series-C Funding at a $950M Valuation to Accelerate Product and Customer Momentum

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 4:00pm

Prior to this round, Astera Labs raised only $35M over three years, which is a testament to the companys innovative and nimble team, highly efficient operations, and unwavering customer focus.

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  • Prior to this round, Astera Labs raised only $35M over three years, which is a testament to the companys innovative and nimble team, highly efficient operations, and unwavering customer focus.
  • We are thrilled to join forces with Fidelity, Atreides, and Valor to cement our leadership position in intelligent cloud connectivity solutions and usher Astera Labs into the next growth phase of our company, said Jitendra Mohan, CEO, Astera Labs.
  • Astera Labs has done a tremendous job in developing a portfolio of multiple innovative products that address critical needs of heterogeneous computing and composable disaggregation infrastructure, said Avigdor Willenz, founding investor of Astera Labs, Annapurna Labs, Habana Labs, and many others.
  • To support the rapidly growing product portfolio and operations, Astera Labs is hiring for several positions in North America and Asia.

Fan Favorite "Mean Girls" Returns: Crazy Maple Studio Launches Story Extension On Mobile

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:55pm

"The MEAN GIRLS property is such a fan favorite for "Chapters: Interactive Stories" players, we knew these stories would be well-received in the mobile choose your own outcome format," said Joey Jia, CEO of Crazy Maple Studio.

Key Points: 
  • "The MEAN GIRLS property is such a fan favorite for "Chapters: Interactive Stories" players, we knew these stories would be well-received in the mobile choose your own outcome format," said Joey Jia, CEO of Crazy Maple Studio.
  • Based in the heart of Silicon Valley, Crazy Maple Studio is an innovator in creating serialized fiction communities for storytellers and readers.
  • Crazy Maple Studio apps blend animation, music, sound effects, and gamification for an immersive reading experience.
  • PPC operations also include Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., and Paramount Studio Group

BLT introduces revolutionary changes to the Xilinx training market

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:21pm

BLT has announced that it is lowering prices on all its nationally offered online Xilinx training courses by two-thirds.

Key Points: 
  • BLT has announced that it is lowering prices on all its nationally offered online Xilinx training courses by two-thirds.
  • This strategic shift is not a sale or limited-time offer, BLT confirms: "This is the future of Xilinx training at BLT."
  • The content of the courses will not change, and BLT has announced additional plans to make online Xilinx training even more accessible.
  • BLT is a Xilinx Authorized Training Provider, Alliance Member and Xilinx Design Services provider.

Synopsys Achieves AIM Photonics Certification

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:05pm

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., and ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS ) and AIM Photonics , a United States Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused on accelerating the transition of integrated photonics solutions from innovation to manufacturing, today announced that AIM Photonics has certified Synopsys' IC Validator solution for physical verification signoff of photonics integrated circuits (ICs).

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  • MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., and ALBANY, N.Y., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS ) and AIM Photonics , a United States Department of Defense Manufacturing Innovation Institute focused on accelerating the transition of integrated photonics solutions from innovation to manufacturing, today announced that AIM Photonics has certified Synopsys' IC Validator solution for physical verification signoff of photonics integrated circuits (ICs).
  • Used in combination with Synopsys' PIC Design Suite , IC Validator enables design rule checking (DRC) signoff for integrated photonics design.
  • "We are seeing an explosion of new design activity as integrated photonics expands from data communications into markets such as AI, machine learning, quantum computing and LiDAR," said David Harame, chief operations officer, AIM Photonics.
  • In addition to receiving IC Validator certification, Synopsys also renewed its AIM Photonics membership to provide electronic/photonic design automation (EPDA) solutions that will enable the future of the integrated photonics design market as it enters the mainstream.

Senior Leaders from Government, Academia, and industry to Unite at Cybertech's First-Ever New York City Event

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

"We are delighted that there has been such an enthusiastic response to our New York event and that it will quickly join the suite of successful events we produce around the world."

Key Points: 
  • "We are delighted that there has been such an enthusiastic response to our New York event and that it will quickly join the suite of successful events we produce around the world."
  • This speaker and topic line-up for the first-ever New York City event includes:
    Former Director of the CIA and former commander of coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, General.
  • Rachel Loeb, President & CEO of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), will be speaking about the Cyber industry in the NYC, innovation ecosystem, and talent and workforce development.
  • Registration is limited to preserve an atmosphere conducive for networking; qualified cyber professionals are encouraged to reserve their space today.

Totum Achieves World's First Indoor, Direct-to-Satellite IoT Connection, Books 2 Million Advance Orders

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

"In a word, we're thrilled," says Ted Myers, founder and CEO at Totum.

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  • "In a word, we're thrilled," says Ted Myers, founder and CEO at Totum.
  • The Totum solution provides both connectivity and position fixes for low-powered IoT location tracking and monitoring systems which require battery life of up to 10 years.
  • "We've effectively created a whole new category for IoT connectivity," says Dave Gell, Chief Commercial Officer at Totum.
  • "We've built strong partnerships with OEMs, solution providers and value-added resellers who combined have placed advance orders for 2 million devices with service."

Scale LLP Hires Silicon Valley Fintech Duo

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Scale LLP , the Silicon Valley-based distributed law firm, announced today that it has hired San Francisco fintech team Jamie Wells and Alexander Gershen to join the firms Fintech & Financial Services group.

Key Points: 
  • Scale LLP , the Silicon Valley-based distributed law firm, announced today that it has hired San Francisco fintech team Jamie Wells and Alexander Gershen to join the firms Fintech & Financial Services group.
  • Both will be based in Silicon Valley and will serve their fintech and financial services clients nationwide.
  • I cant think of a better team to take Scales fintech and financial services practice to the next level in Silicon Valley and nationally.
  • Scale was founded by Silicon Valley tech GCs to provide modern counsel to clients.

Twist Bioscience Appoints Dennis Cho as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 1:00pm

Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced the appointment of Dennis Cho as senior vice president, general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer.

Key Points: 
  • Twist Bioscience Corporation (NASDAQ: TWST), a company enabling customers to succeed through its offering of high-quality synthetic DNA using its silicon platform, today announced the appointment of Dennis Cho as senior vice president, general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer.
  • Mr. Cho brings more than 25 years of corporate legal experience, most of which has been in the biotech industry.
  • Dennis is a giant of biopharma deals with a proven track record in, and commitment to, the biotech industry.
  • He has provided counsel on all types of transactions and collaborations, which makes him ideal for the role at Twist, commented Emily M. Leproust, Ph.D., CEO and co-founder of Twist Bioscience.

Herbalife Nutrition Earns Better Business Bureau A+ Rating

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

Herbalife Nutrition, a premier global nutrition company, is proud to announce it has earned an A+ rating as an Accredited Business by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).

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  • Herbalife Nutrition, a premier global nutrition company, is proud to announce it has earned an A+ rating as an Accredited Business by the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
  • The continued positive recognition from the Better Business Bureau demonstrates our commitment to the highest standards of business ethics and integrity.
  • Every day, consumers look to the Better Business Bureau to guide them on which companies can be trusted with their business, and the A+ rating lets them know that Herbalife Nutrition is one of those companies, said Steve McFarland, President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Los Angeles & Silicon Valley.
  • Herbalife Nutrition received its Accreditation by the Better Business Bureau, which is a distinction that reaffirms the companys commitment to BBB Standards for Trust, a set of best practices for how businesses should treat consumers.