Hardware

Vodafone Connects Its Customers With Thales’ Eco-SIM Card

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:00am

Thales to supply Vodafone Group with Eco-SIM; a product whose card body is made out of 100% recycled plastic from refrigerator interiors.

Key Points: 
  • Thales to supply Vodafone Group with Eco-SIM; a product whose card body is made out of 100% recycled plastic from refrigerator interiors.
  • Vodafone initially plans to deploy Eco-SIM in ten countries1 in Europe and Africa.
  • Offering a second life to the refrigerator interiors, Thales enabled an independent and exclusive green plastic supply flow to Vodafone.
  • Just like Vodafone, Thales has developed transformative plans for environmental action.

ADVA manages supply constraints and grows revenues and profitability in Q3 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 6:00am

Revenues in Q3 2021 reached EUR 151.8 million, up by 1.6% from EUR 149.4 million in Q2 2021, also up by 3.5% compared to EUR 146.7 million in Q3 2020.

Key Points: 
  • Revenues in Q3 2021 reached EUR 151.8 million, up by 1.6% from EUR 149.4 million in Q2 2021, also up by 3.5% compared to EUR 146.7 million in Q3 2020.
  • Pro forma gross profit in Q3 2021 decreased by 8.9%, reaching EUR 52.2 million (34.4% of revenues) compared to EUR 57.3 million (38.3% of revenues) in Q2 2021 and increased by 0.4% compared to EUR 51.9 million (35.4% of revenues) reported in Q3 2020.
  • Pro forma operating income for Q3 2021 was EUR 13.0 million (8.6% of revenues) and decreased by 9.7% compared to EUR 14.4 million (9.7% of revenues) reported in Q2 2021.
  • Operating income for Q3 2021 of EUR 9.5 million decreased substantially by 27.2% from EUR 13.0 million reported for Q2 2021 and slightly decreased by 2.8% from EUR 9.8 million in Q3 2020.

Boyd Corporation Acquires Siltec, Continues to Expand Global Material Science Portfolio

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 7:00am

The acquisition deepens and diversifies Boyds material science portfolio and further expands its European footprint.

Key Points: 
  • The acquisition deepens and diversifies Boyds material science portfolio and further expands its European footprint.
  • Siltecs dedicated team of scientists and technologists enhance Boyd competencies in silicone material science and the medical industry.
  • Boyd continues to invest in value-driven innovation and technology to create marketable differentiation for its customers.
  • Boyd Corporation is a world-leading innovator of technologies in material science, engineered materials, and thermal management that seal, protect, interface with, and cool our customers most critical applications.

Mitsubishi Electric to Ship Samples of Wider-temperature-range CWDM 100Gbps (53Gbaud PAM4) EML Chip for Data Centers

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 3:10am

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it will begin shipping samples of its 100Gbps (53Gbaud) four-level pulse-amplitude modulation (PAM4) electro-absorption modulator (EML) laser diode chip for coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) on November 1.

Key Points: 
  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that it will begin shipping samples of its 100Gbps (53Gbaud) four-level pulse-amplitude modulation (PAM4) electro-absorption modulator (EML) laser diode chip for coarse wavelength division multiplexing (CWDM) on November 1.
  • The semiconductor diode is expected to be applied in sets of four EML chips as a light source in optical transceivers for 400Gbps optical fiber communication in data centers.
  • 1) combines a buried heterostructure laser diode for high optical-output-power and a high-mesa waveguide electro absorption modulator (EAM) for a high extinction ratio and wide frequency range.
  • 53Gbaud PAM4 operation is available in temperatures ranging from 5 to 85C (Fig.

BrainChip Begins Taking Orders of Akida AI Processor Development Kits

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:30am

BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN), (OTCQX: BRCHF), a leading provider of ultra-low power high performance artificial intelligence technology, today announced BrainChip will be taking orders of two development kits for its Akida advanced neural networking processor, enabling partners, large enterprises, and OEMs to begin internal testing and validation of Akidas high-performance, small, ultra-low power AI chip.

Key Points: 
  • BrainChip Holdings Ltd (ASX: BRN), (OTCQX: BRCHF), a leading provider of ultra-low power high performance artificial intelligence technology, today announced BrainChip will be taking orders of two development kits for its Akida advanced neural networking processor, enabling partners, large enterprises, and OEMs to begin internal testing and validation of Akidas high-performance, small, ultra-low power AI chip.
  • Akida NSoC and intellectual property enable a wide array of edge AI capabilities that include continuous learning and inference.
  • BrainChip is offering two development kits, both including the AKD1000 chip on a mini-PCI board: an X86 Shuttle PC development kit, as well as an ARM-based Raspberry Pi development kit.
  • Development kits for Akida-based applications and solutions evolving to production status are a step toward joining the neuromorphic revolution for edge AI applications.

Dialpad Partners With CNS to Deliver Better Customer Experiences to More Australian Organizations, CNS Selects Dialpad to Power Its Business Communications

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 11:00pm

The Dialpad-CNS partnership will bring a truly unified, cloud-first communication solution to schools, communities, government entities and businesses across Australia.

Key Points: 
  • The Dialpad-CNS partnership will bring a truly unified, cloud-first communication solution to schools, communities, government entities and businesses across Australia.
  • Partnering with Dialpad enriches CNSs position as a leading provider of cloud communications solutions and significantly expands its product portfolio with both business communications and contact center solutions from Dialpad.
  • In addition to helping other companies migrate to Dialpad, CNS will leverage the Dialpad platform for its own communications needs.
  • The Dialpad cloud-native communications platform is the one place for a truly unified Communications as a Service (TruCaaS) experience.

Velo3D to Announce Third-Quarter 2021 Results on November 9, 2021

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 9:05pm

Velo3D, Inc. (NYSE: VLD) a leading additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical metal parts, announced today that it will release its third quarter 2021 financial results after the market close on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • Velo3D, Inc. (NYSE: VLD) a leading additive manufacturing technology company for mission-critical metal parts, announced today that it will release its third quarter 2021 financial results after the market close on Tuesday, November 9, 2021.
  • The company will host an earnings conference call and webcast to discuss its financial results at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time / 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time the same day.
  • Using Velo3D, these customers can now build mission-critical metal parts that were previously impossible to manufacture.
  • Velo3D has been named to Fast Companys prestigious annual list of the Worlds Most Innovative Companies for 2021 .

Mirion Technologies Announces Completion of Business Combination with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 9:05pm

Mirion Technologies, Inc. (Mirion), a leading provider of detection, measurement, analysis and monitoring solutions to the nuclear, defense, medical and research end markets, today announced that it has closed its previously announced business combination with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II (GSAH).

Key Points: 
  • Mirion Technologies, Inc. (Mirion), a leading provider of detection, measurement, analysis and monitoring solutions to the nuclear, defense, medical and research end markets, today announced that it has closed its previously announced business combination with GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II (GSAH).
  • Prior to the closing of the business combination, Mirion was majority owned by Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP (Charterhouse), one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, which first invested in Mirion in 2015.
  • Prior to the closing of the business combination, Mirion was majority owned by Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP.
  • GS Acquisition Holdings Corp II (NYSE: GSAH) is a special purpose acquisition company formed for the purpose of effecting a merger, stock purchase or similar business combination with one or more businesses.

Vicarious Surgical Enters Long-Term Lease, Expanding Footprint for Continued Growth

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 9:10pm

The facilitys location is directly adjacent to Vicarious Surgical headquarters, representing the second building within the Companys budding campus.

Key Points: 
  • The facilitys location is directly adjacent to Vicarious Surgical headquarters, representing the second building within the Companys budding campus.
  • Increasing our physical footprint allows us to more than double our capacity for development, testing, and manufacturing; this expansion will ultimately enable Vicarious Surgical to welcome broader hospital and surgeon engagement, said Adam Sachs, CEO of Vicarious Surgical.
  • Founded in 2014, Vicarious Surgical is a next generation robotics company developing a disruptive technology with the goals of increasing the efficiency of surgical procedures, improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.
  • The Companys technology was granted Breakthrough Device Designation by the FDA, and Vicarious Surgical believes the Vicarious System is the first surgical robot to receive this designation from the FDA.