Nativ Vita Music Server gets remote control apps and user interface update
Feb 15, 2018

Hong Kong—February 14th, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Nativ™ today announced another big software update for its Nativ Vita™ High-Resolution Music Server and Touchscreen control center.

The new software update 1.3.0 adds a wide range of new features and improvements:

  • Remote Control Apps: The Nativ Vita can now be controlled by popular smartphone control apps from BubbleUPnP (Android) and 8Player (iOS). Sit back, kick your feet up and play your favorite tunes from the comfort of your couch.
  • Design Update: Key interface screens like the Play Screen, Play Queue and Playlists now feature high-resolution album artwork that spans across the beautiful 11.6” Touchscreen.
  • Favorites: Users can now conveniently access their favorite music services, artists and playlists in one screen. At the touch of one simple button
  • New CD Ripping Features: In combination with the Nativ Disc CD Ripper the Nativ Vita now supports automatic ripping. Simply insert the CD into the Nativ Disc and it will be tagged with detailed album information and beautiful album artwork, and stored in bit-perfect quality on the Nativ Vita. Once ripped it will be automatically ejected

    Pricing & Availability

    Nativ Vita™ starts at a retail price of US$1,599 and is available worldwide through a network of authorized resellers, or directly

    Press Contact
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    Nativ Sound LLC

    Nativ is a nimble and innovative tech startup with a radical new approach to product development. Designed as true audiophile components Nativ products are supercharged with the latest and greatest in technology, and are the world’s first to harness the power of the crowd through an open platform. Nativ continuously evolves to reinvent the way we experience music. Find out more

    Nativ, the Nativ logo and Nativ Vita are trademarks of Nativ Sound LLC. Other company & product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    World Smart Energy Week 2018 : World's Leading Comprehensive Smart Energy Trade Show
    Feb 15, 2018

    Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd. will be holding the Japan’s largest comprehensive show for smart and renewable energy - World Smart Energy Week 2018 from February 28 - March 2 at Tokyo Big Sight, Japan. The show aims to provide a platform for professionals from across Japan, Asia, and the world to negotiate and network for the future of smart and renewable energy business. It will consist of 8 exhibitions and world-class conference sessions filling up Tokyo Big Sight - the largest exhibition center of the country. The show ranges from power generation, storage, saving, transmission to distribution technologies. The comprehensive business event is expected to welcome 1,580 exhibitors and 70,000 professional visitors.

    The show will commence with a ribbon-cutting ceremony inviting 60 energy industry leaders from Japan and overseas as dignitaries. Ambassadors from Denmark and Norway, and senior representatives from major companies in Japan, such as Toshiba Corp., Mitsubishi Electric Corp., and Panasonic Corp., many others will celebrate the opening of World Smart Energy Week 2018.

    Date & Time: Feb. 28 (Wed) 9:30 am -
    Venue: In front of Reception Counter, East 5 Hall

    Also, Executive Party will be held on the first day to facilitate networking among executives of smart energy industries 800 executives from exhibiting and visiting firms, organisations, speakers from keynotes, and other conference sessions will be attending the reception party. A perfect opportunity to meet and carry out interviews with great influencers.
    Date & Time: Feb. 28 (Wed) 12:30 pm -
    Venue: Reception Hall, 1st floor of Conference Tower

    During the show period, keynote and technical conference sessions will be held in parallel to the exhibitions at the Conference Tower of Tokyo Big Sight. Distinguished industry leaders from the 8 energy sectors share the outlook for their industries, the latest technologies, market trends, national and international energy policies, and various strategies for business and national/international energy policies. Throughout the show period, 220 sessions will be held in 2018. These will include a World Smart Energy Week keynote session led by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), U.S. Department of Energy to discuss “Japan & US Smart Energy Strategies and Future Outlook” Many more interesting sessions you don’t want to miss in this year are published. Please check the details of all sessions via the following link.

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    The show has been expanding its scale and the profile of the show by attracting increasing attention from smart and renewable energy related professionals year by year. World Smart Energy Week 2018 is the best place to keep up with the changing conditions of the industry.

    Conference Details:

    The show has been expanding its scale and the profile of the show by attracting increasing attention from smart and renewable energy related professionals year by year. World Smart Energy Week 2018 is the best place to keep up with the changing conditions of the industry

    World Smart Energy Week 2018
    Dates: February 28 - March 2, 2018
    Time: 10:00 – 18:00 (10:00 – 17:00 on March 2, 2018)
    Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan (Tokyo International Exhibition Center)
    Organised by: Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.

    Held inside World Smart Energy Week 2018:
    FC EXPO 2018 - 14th Int'l Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Expo
    PV EXPO 2018 - 11th Int’l Photovoltaic Power Generation Expo
    PV SYSTEM EXPO 2018 - 9th Int’l Photovoltaic Power Generation System Expo
    BATTERY JAPAN 2018 - 8th Int'l Rechargeable Battery Expo
    WIND EXPO 2018 – 6th Int’l Wind Energy Expo & Conference
    THERMAL POWER EXPO – 2nd Next-generation Thermal Power Generation Expo

    Co-organised by:
    Hydrogen Energy Systems Society of Japan (HESS) [FC EXPO]
    Fuel Cell Development Information Center (FCDIC) [FC EXPO]
    Japan Wind Power Association (JWPA) [WIND EXPO]
    Japan Woody Bioenergy Association / Japan Organics Recycling Association [INT’L BIOMASS EXPO]
    Thermal and Nuclear Power Engineering Society [THERMAL POWER EXPO]

    --------CONTACT INFORMATION----------------------------------------------------------------------

    World Smart Energy Week Show Management
    Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
    18F Shinjuku-Nomura Bldg.,1-26-2 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0570, Japan
    TEL : +81-3-3349-8576 FAX : +81-3-3349-8535

    Chifeng WANG (Mr.)
    Visiting Inquiries:

    Manami OGAWA (Ms.)
    Exhibiting Inquiries:

    Yasu MUROTA (Mr.), Mitsuru TAKAZAWA (Mr.),
    Seungjoon BAEK (Mr.), Chifeng WANG (Mr.), Ryo MATSUBARA (Mr.)

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    Messe Frankfurt acquires Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair
    Feb 09, 2018

    Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd has acquired Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair to expand the worldwide portfolio of its Light + Building brand of trade fairs. Powered by Messe Frankfurt since their inception in 2015, the two fairs will now officially form part of the Light + Building family that totals 14 fairs around the globe. Messe Frankfurt will leverage its extensive international experience in growing trade fairs, while at the same time utilise its local organising partners' knowledge to propel the fairs forward as ASEAN’s leading trade fairs for lighting and building technology, design and solutions.

    Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair will be held from 8 – 10 November at Bangkok International Convention & Exhibition Centre. The 2018 edition is expected to welcome over 165 exhibitors utilising some 10,000 sqm of exhibition space.

    Mr Stephan Buurma, Member of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt Group, commented on the acquisition: “The Light + Building brand of shows is well-recognised around the world for its high quality event format and its power to attract the best in the industry. Adding the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair to this growing family will complement our existing shows by creating a synergy between the different lighting and building markets.”

    “With a combined GDP of over USD2.4 trillion, the region is collectively the sixth largest economy in the world and the third most populous. The acquisition will facilitate Messe Frankfurt to further develop our presence within the network of ASEAN countries. It will also allow us to expand and strengthen our portfolio in the ASEAN region. Our local partners ‒ The ExhibiZ and the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) ‒ have been instrumental in establishing the shows and we look forward to working together with them for many years ahead,” Mr Buurma added.

    Thailand serves as the gateway into the booming ASEAN region

    Messe Frankfurt has had a successful partnership for over 30 years with The ExhibiZ’s owner, Worldex G.E.C Co Ltd. An experienced organiser of trade fairs in Thailand, The ExhibiZ is eager to continue working alongside its seasoned international partner, explains Ms Pakwan Jiamjiroj, General Manager: “We are delighted to bring the Thailand Lighting Fair and the Thailand Building Fair into a new era thanks to the partnership with Messe Frankfurt. With their strong international reputation and some 800 years’ experience in organising trade fairs, we know that both shows have the potential to grow immensely. The lighting industry in Southeast Asia is already worth as much as USD5 billion, with the LED lighting industry accounting for over USD1.5 billion of that value. This healthy outlook demonstrates that the time to invest in Thailand and its neighbouring countries is most certainly now.”

    The PEA is a government enterprise that handles the generation, distribution, sales and provision of electricity to the business, industrial and general public sectors in Thailand. As a result of a number of pro-investment policies by the Thai government, the LED market in Thailand continues to expand. One such project currently being undertaken by the PEA is a three-phase project devised to completely replace Thailand’s streetlights with more energy-efficient LEDs. The Governor, Mr Sermsakool Klaikaew, said: “The Thailand lighting market is worth almost USD1 billion and has witnessed positive annual growth year after year. As we undertake such crucial nationwide projects to improve our infrastructure, it is vitally important that we continue to grow as an industry. By growing the international focus of the fairs, we will help to bring greater understanding and expertise from the international lighting and building communities directly to Thailand. We hope that this will foster innovation and continue to spur on the region’s exciting growth.”

    Messe Frankfurt has already established renowned lighting and building fairs across Asia in Guangzhou, Shanghai, New Delhi and Mumbai since the turn of the century. The shared expertise that has been gained in running these shows will benefit the Thailand Lighting Fair and Thailand Building Fair and should bring these diverse markets closer together. Indeed, significant trade connections already exist between Thailand and some of these nations whereby Thailand currently imports around 90% of its LED products from China and other countries.

    The two fairs will be held concurrently with Secutech Thailand, a premier platform that showcases the latest innovations in security, smart homes and fire and safety products. By hosting Thailand Lighting Fair, Thailand Building Fair and Secutech Thailand under one roof, the interconnected lighting, building and safety industries have an unrivalled one-stop sourcing opportunity. For more information, please visit

    Messe Frankfurt is present in 178 countries and hosts exhibitions and conferences in around 30 locations with its brands and brand families. The company has a considerable portfolio of lighting and building fairs across Asia, while the Light + Building family of trade shows is headed by the biennial Light + Building mother show in Frankfurt, Germany.

    For more information about Messe Frankfurt’s Light + Building fairs, please visit

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    TUV Rheinland Shanghai celebrates 10th anniversary of PV Laboratory
    Feb 08, 2018

    SHANGHAI, Feb. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 27, 2017, TUV Rheinland celebrated the 10th anniversary of its PV Laboratory in Shanghai. Nearly 100 experts and scholars, as well as enterprise representatives from the PV industry, attended the grand event and visited the nearly 2,500 square meter PV Laboratory at TUV Rheinland's Shanghai branch.

    Empowering PV enterprises to globalise with localised testing support

    One of six state-of-the-art TUV Rheinland's PV laboratories worldwide, TUV Rheinland Shanghai PV Laboratory was established in 2007 as China's first wholly foreign-owned laboratory, with an all-round localisation testing capacity. Over a decade's development, the laboratory has been equipped with more than 10 large and medium-sized pieces of environmental testing facilities, more than 20 sets of safety testing facilities and various performance testing instruments. It has developed related testing capabilities for PV components, modules, inverters and energy storage systems, and provides professional and accessible testing services for more than 100 domestic customers in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Hebei, Anhui, Guangdong and other provinces and 30 overseas customers from Germany, the United States, Japan, South Korea and other countries.

  • At its inception in 2007, the laboratory was able to provide some testing in accordance with standards IEC 61215 and IEC 61730-1/2, together with testing and certification services for junction boxes and connectors.
    In 2007, the laboratory initiated testing and certification services for PV inverters.
  • At the beginning of 2009, the laboratory started to shape its all-round testing capacity, with NOCT and outdoor testing developed in Wuxi, Jiangsu.
  • In 2010, the TUV Rheinland PV Laboratory became the first CBTL in China accredited by the IEC.
  • In 2011, the laboratory received its qualification for all-round UL 1703 testing and launched IEC+UL testing packages.
  • Since 2014, the laboratory has offered PV backsheet testing and certification services.

    As a global leader in the certification and testing of solar power stations, PV modules, inverters, components and energy storage systems, and benefiting from 35 years' experience in the PV sector, TUV Rheinland now serves more than 80% of PV manufacturers worldwide. TUV Rheinland has set up a pool of nearly 300 PV experts, and runs six world-class PV test centres in mainland China, Taiwan, Germany, the United States, Japan and India, expanding its PV business to the major PV markets -- Asia, Europe , North America, etc.

    At the laboratory's 10th anniversary celebrations, Chris Zou, Vice President of Solar/Fuel Cell Technology of TUV Rheinland Greater China, explained that, "Due to the rapid growth of a global PV industry as an emerging renewable energy source, we will face ever more intense market competition and higher entry barriers as new materials, technologies and application models proliferate". However, he mentioned, TUV Rheinland's "spirit of sustained innovation and professional service provision" will enable the organisation to meet these challenges. "Over the last decade, TUV Rheinland has set up a state-of-the-art laboratory in Shanghai armed with the most sophisticated testing instruments and a cutting-edge technical team. The laboratory is well positioned to provide one-stop localisation services for PV enterprises in China and help them to improve their product quality, shorten their development and testing lead-time and smoothly enter overseas target markets". Mr Zou went on to describe the organisation's plans for future success. "Moving forward," he predicted, "TUV Rheinland will continue to support governments, institutions, peers and industrial alliances in related technical sectors while boosting the sustainable, high-speed and healthy development of the PV industry".

    TUV Rheinland Officially Inaugurates 2018 White Paper on the Development of the Energy Storage Industry

    As one of the highlights of the celebrations, Weichun Li, General Manager of Solar/Fuel Cell Technology of TUV Rheinland Greater China, and Ms. Jing Zhang, Secretary-General of the China Energy Storage Alliance (CNESA) officially inaugurated the 2018 White Paper on the Development of the Energy Storage Industry. Jointly drawn up by TUV Rheinland and CNESA, the white paper is scheduled to be released in March 2018.

    With the continuous increase in the installed capacity of distributed PV, topics such as BIPV and the integration of PV with energy storage systems have become the spotlight. "Energy storage", once deemed merely a fancy term for the ubiquitous battery, now symbolises a completely new industry. Energy storage in combination with distributed PV can reduce users' electricity costs via the time-of-use pricing mechanism; it can also offer power auxiliary services and increase returns, as long as power quality and safety are ensured.

    Anticipating an imminent explosion in the energy storage market, TUV Rheinland and CNESA have teamed up to conduct a systematic blanket investigation of the industry and collect relevant data. They hope to provide scientific insights for enterprises in the industrial chain, helping them to gain an overall understanding of the latest development trends in the energy storage industry and seize market opportunities. The 2018 White Paper on the Development of the Energy Storage Industry will systematically detail the size of the energy storage markets in all major countries worldwide, the countries' related policies and trends in the development of key energy storage technologies; provide a market forecast; and show how to select an energy storage system that is both safe and of a guaranteed high quality. TUV Rheinland hopes that this white paper will help enterprises to seize critical opportunities to commercialise their technical innovation.

    2018 "All Quality Matters" Solar Congress

    The winners of the 2017 "All Quality Matters" Awards were recognised again at the celebrations. Launched by TUV Rheinland, the "All Quality Matters" Award is renowned within the PV industry. Its aim is to standardise and set benchmarks for product quality. It also rewards enterprises for developing products of excellent quality. Over its 3-year history, TUV Rheinland's "All Quality Matters" Award has carved out an excellent reputation in the industry. The annual "All Quality Matters" Solar Congress is also a magnet for professional elites and represents the future of the PV industry.

    The fourth "All Quality Matters" Solar Congress and "All Quality Matters" Award Ceremony will be held in Wuxi, Jiangsu, from March 22 to 23, 2018. Emphasising "Quality, Brand and Benefit", three core areas for development in the PV industry, the Congress will offer PV enterprises advice on the most advanced and latest PV technologies and investment, financing and business innovation models appropriate to the PV industry, with the ultimate goal of creating a boom in the PV sector.

    Simon Hung

    Source: TUV Rheinland

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    CDOT Launches and Mass-produces Full-screen Notch-cutting Modules Products
    Feb 05, 2018

    (5 February 2018, Hong Kong) China Display Optoelectronics Technology Holdings Limited ("Ch Display Opt" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; HKSE stock code: 334) is pleased to announce today that the Group has successfully developed and mass-produced a variety of full-screen notch-cutting modules products.

    According to TrendForce, full-screen devices (display's aspect ratio of 18:9 or above) will become the mainstream product in the market as the smartphone manufacturers continue to improve the user experience. Given the market demand on full-screen products, the Group officially commenced the mass production of its first batch of the full-screen module products nationwide in July 2017. Recently, the Group has successfully developed and mass-produced a variety of full-screen notch-cutting modules products, including LTPS products. Meanwhile, the Group leveraged on the synergies with its parents CSOT, to gain access to the supply chain of first-tier mobile phone brands. The Group will endeavor to initiate active research and development of relevant technologies to providing customers with high quality and competitive products.

    Mr. LI Jian, Chief Executive Officer of Ch Display Opt, said: "Since 2017, the concept of full screen products has become a hot topic in the smartphone market. The Group has closely followed the market demand and achieved industry-leading position in full-screen technology. Going forward, the Group will continue to take advantage of its outstanding market responsiveness and commitment to constant technology investment to boost the sales volume of its full-screen module products."

    Full-screen notch-cutting modules products

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    About China Display Optoelectronics Technology (334.HK)
    Headquartered in China, China Display Optoelectronics Technology Holdings Limited (HKSE stock code: 334) is one of the major providers of small-to-medium-sized display modules in the region. Ch Display Opt engaged primarily in the research and development, manufacturing, sales and distribution of LCD modules mainly for handheld mobile devices on an ODM basis. Smartphone LCD module products of Ch Display Opt are welcomed by domestic and overseas manufacturers with sales volume ranking among the top.

    For more information, please visit its website

    Issued by Cornerstones Communications Ltd. on behalf of China Display Optoelectronics Technology Holdings Limited. For further information, please contact:

    Cornerstones Communications Limited
    Prudence Lai / Cham Chen / Sharon Kwok / Yesan Ma
    Tel: (852) 2903 9291 / 2903 9299 / 2903 9288 / 2903 9297

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    Nativ adds SONOS support to Vita High-Resolution Music Player
    Jan 24, 2018

    Multi-room streaming is now available for local music library and popular streaming services, including Spotify, TIDAL and Pandora.

    Hong Kong—January 24th, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Nativ™ today announced support of multi-room streaming to SONOS speakers from its Nativ Vita™ High-Resolution Music Player. In addition to streaming music in breathtaking quality from the Vita’s built-in hard disk drives, customers can now play music directly to their SONOS system from the integrated Spotify, TIDAL and Pandora Radio music services.

    “Our products are designed as an open platform to give music enthusiasts maximum choice and flexibility.” says Michael Li, CEO and Co-Founder of Nativ. “SONOS is one of the most popular multi-room speaker solutions in the market today, and we are delighted to give our customers the option to seamlessly integrate these amazing speakers with our Nativ Vita Music Player.”

    In addition to streaming music to your wireless speakers the Nativ Vita™ High-Resolution Music Player also connects to your amplifier, receiver or audiophile DAC via its high-end digital output stage, including multiple outputs for AES/EBU and S/PDIF. Designed as a true audiophile music player the Vita™ plays high-resolution audio files up to 32-bit/384kHz or DSD256. It’s built-in 11.6” high-resolution Touchscreen provides fast and convenient access to all music of the world. Connect the Nativ Vita™ via its HDMI interface to your TV to navigate your music library and enjoy the latest music videos on the big screen.

    Nativ Vita™ starts at a retail price of US$1,599 and is available worldwide through a network of authorized resellers, or directly

    Press Contact

    Corporate Communications
    Nativ Sound LLC

    Nativ is a nimble and innovative tech startup with a radical new approach to product development. Designed as true audiophile components Nativ products are supercharged with the latest and greatest in technology, and are the world’s first to harness the power of the crowd through an open platform. Nativ continuously evolves to reinvent the way we experience music. Find out more

    Nativ, the Nativ logo and Nativ Vita are trademarks of Nativ Sound LLC. Other company & product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    Dialog Semiconductor Introduces the First Configurable Mixed-Signal ICs with In-System-Programming
    Jan 17, 2018

    London, United Kingdom - January 16, 2018 - Dialog Semiconductor plc (XETRA:DLG), a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, charging and Bluetooth(R) low energy technology, launched the GreenPAK(TM) SLG46824 and SLG46826, its first Configurable Mixed-signal ICs (CMICs) following the acquisition of Silego Technology, the pioneer and market leader of CMICs.

    The SLG46826 and the SLG46824 are the market's first CMICs that support in-system programming using a simple I2C serial interface. This streamlines the development process as it allows the installation of an un-programmed GreenPAK on the PCB, and supports programming of the Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) in-system, for easy system checkout. This flexibility is also beneficial in the production environment, as it is easy to modify the configuration or add functionality to these devices by programming the non-volatile memory on the production line. The NVM on this device is specified for 1,000 erase/write cycles. Additionally, the SLG46826 includes 2 kbits of EEPROM emulation memory that can replace an I2C-Compatible Serial EEPROM on the customer's board, supporting storage of backup configuration data, a checksum or a serial number.

    Available in a 2.0 x 3.0 mm 20-pin STQFN package, both CMICs are equipped with low power consumption analog and digital resources like analog comparators (ACMPs), an internal voltage reference, power-on reset, and more advanced digital resources, like multi-function macro-cells. Running the low power analog comparators with the internal low power voltage reference consumes just 2.5 µA typical for two ACMPs that are continuously monitoring external signals. In addition, the 2.048 kHz oscillator consumes a few hundred nanoamps when active, which makes it perfect for watchdog timer applications, or other designs that require a low-speed oscillator that is always running. The power-on reset block operates all the time, which guarantees that the device will initialize correctly for any power ramp, and consumes just 100 nA at a 3.3 V supply voltage level. These devices are also dual supply capable, offering a further benefit of being able to translate signals between two voltage domains.

    "These are our first GreenPAK devices that can be programmed in-system. The flexibility that comes from in-system programming and the benefits of Multi-Time Programming make these outstanding additions to the GPAK product family," stated John Teegen, Vice President and General Manager Configurable Mixed-signal Business Unit, Dialog Semiconductor. "These features and the ultra-low power consumption will add significant value in a wide range of battery powered applications and extend the range of addressable applications."

    Target Applications include:

    Consumer Electronics

    IoT Devices, Wearables, Smart Tags
    Smartphones, Tablets, Notebooks
    PCs and PC peripherals
    Headphones, Headsets
    Smart Building, Smart TV, Set Top Box
    Commercial and Industrial Electronics

    Embedded computing
    Medical devices
    More information on the SLG46826 and SLG46824 CMICs can be found at:

    Media Contact:
    Lauren Ofstedahl
    Dialog Semiconductor
    Phone: +1 (408) 845 8518Call: +1 (408) 845 8518
    Twitter: @DialogSemi

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    Beijing InfoComm China 2018 Is Gearing Up To Showcase A Wide Array Of New And Groundbreaking Technologies
    Jan 16, 2018

    Beijing, 16th January 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The 13th edition of Beijing InfoComm China will return to China National Convention Center on 11 – 13 April 2018 with record number of exhibitors and brands. Occupying all ten halls of the venue, more than 348 exhibitors from around the world will present a comprehensive range of Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience solutions, some launching for the first time in the world. The trade exhibition also welcomes a record number of 56 new exhibitors joining the annual industry event for the first time. The learning platform of the show, Beijing InfoComm China Summit, will see many luminaries from the industry sharing their wealth of knowledge and experience, promising richer educational experiences and more vibrant discussions on the impact of the latest digital technology on Pro-AV applications and on the broader ecosystem.


    China is poised to leapfrog into a new era of modernization, powered by game-changing technologies such as Internet of Things, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and AR/VR. From being a low-cost manufacturing hub of the world, China has become a world leader in the adoption of smart manufacturing, e-commerce, financial technology, smart cities, e-education and other digital innovations. It is a living showcase of digitally-connected businesses in a connected future. Increasingly, China’s innovation drive is spawning new technologies and business models which are shaping the future of business.

    These technologies are also transforming the AudioVisual industry. China is increasingly a testbed of Pro-AV and Integrated Experience innovations that will shape the future of businesses across all industries around the world. Technologies are constantly being developed and improved to integrate AV applications seamlessly with enterprise information communications and management systems.

    By gathering all latest technological products and solutions, innovations, brands and thought leaders together under one roof, Beijing InfoComm China is the go-to platform for integrators, purchasers, business end-users and entrepreneurs from all around the world to source solutions and learn new developments and trends affecting the Pro-AV industry and businesses at large.


    Beijing InfoComm China continues to grow from strength-to-strength as the premier marketplace for Pro-AV and Integrated Experience technology information gathering, solution sourcing and network expansion. Returning exhibitors continue to leverage the show as their go-to-market strategy, tapping its wide regional reach and extensive networking opportunities to launch their new products to international markets. A record of 56 new exhibitors will offer even more varied technologies and solutions, inspiring visitors with ideas for strategic business advancement. Capitalizing on the show’s increasing number and quality of visitors and media coverage, 72 new-to-Asia products will debut at Beijing InfoComm China 2018.

    “The Pro-AV and Integrated Experience industry is on the cusp of a digital revolution, with wide ranging impact on the future of business across every economic sector,” said Richard Tan, Executive Director of InfoCommAsia. “Over the years, Beijing InfoComm China has grown to become an integral part of the global Pro-AV innovation ecosystem, and is thus well-placed to facilitate enterprise adoption of game-changing technologies, and transformation of business models.”


    Beijing InfoComm China Summit complements the showcase of hardware and services on the exhibition floor, providing many programs for sharing and exchange of knowledge and information over three days.

    Following the success of previous Summits, show organizer InfoCommAsia has once again collaborated with leading publications and end-user industry trade associations to ensure presentations and discussions address relevant current and future issues that will impact each industry. Collaborators include China InfoWorld, Electronic Government Association of Guangdong Province, Digital Signage Multimedia Alliance Taiwan (DSMA Taiwan) and China Artificial Intelligence and Service Robot User Federation.

    Delegates can look forward to industry-specific sessions (Industry Forums) as well as sessions focused on specialized technologies (Technology Forums) – namely, AI, IOT and Robotics – and how these are transforming the way different industries do business. Highly relevant to professional end-users, session topics include the following. The full line-up is available on the website.

    Technology Forums
     Opportunities and Challenges of Smart Networked Vehicles in New Smart City Development
     In-Vehicular 4G Communication Applications
     Car-Sharing – Building the People's Car-Sharing Program
     Opportunities and Challenges in the Industry Applications of AI
     Breakthroughs in Technologies in Smart Service Robots Industry Applications
     Demands for Smart Service Robots in Industry Transformations and Service Upgrades
     The Importance of Customized AI Strategy for the Industry and Traditional Enterprises

    Industry Forums
     The Digital Trend of Hong Kong Fashion Boutique Products
     The Digital Media Applications of Museums
     A Discussion on Asia’s Cross-industry Applied Media
     Digital Multimedia Applications: A Case Study of TPV
     The Choreography and Direction of Visual Design: A Case Study of Taiwan’s National Taichung Theater
     An Analysis of Award-winning Digital Multimedia Cases

    Testament to its growing reputation as the industry’s knowledge hub, the Summit continues to attract business and academic luminaries to present their expertise and share insights on key issues and trends. This year, speakers include Jose Alvaro Avalos , Vice President of IoT Group and General Manager of Visual Retail and Digital Signage Organization, Intel; Kane Zhang, Senior Applications Engineer (Asia Pacific), Biamp Systems; and Lu Xiaozheng, President of Luxi Electronics Corp, a trailblazer in digital audio technology. They will be addressing delegates at the InfoCommAsia Seminars, which are sessions pertinent to AV and IT industry players.

    Admission to Beijing InfoComm China 2018 and all its Summit sessions are free. Those interested to visit Beijing InfoComm China 2018 may beat the queue by pre-registering their interest to visit at or Visitors can check out the complete Summit program along with the latest updates at the show’s official websites.


    InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd is the region’s preeminent organizer of tradeshows for the Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience industries. Through industry-leading shows in China and India, InfoCommAsia connects global and regional Pro-AV and Integrated Experience purveyors as well as end-users across industries with the most important markets of Asia Pacific.


    Agnes Au
    T: + 852 3520 3638
    F: + 852 3520 3618

    Fifi Feng
    T: + 86 10 5624 8915
    F: + 86 10 6413 6369

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    TCL Multimedia Awarded at the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show Unveils Remarkable New X5, C6 and P5 Flagship TV Series
    Jan 11, 2018

    Committed to Innovative Technology
    Presents Cutting-Edge Technologies Including Quantum Dot Display and AI

    (11 January 2018, Hong Kong) TCL Multimedia Technology Holdings Limited ("TCL Multimedia" or the "Group", HKSE stock code: 01070) won the "China Innovation Brand Award" at the 2018 International Consumer Electronics Show ("CES") in Las Vegas, the United States. In addition, its flagship new TV product series X5, C6 and P5 displayed at CES were conferred the "China Innovative Product Award", dispalying the Group's technological innovation-driven enterprise development and converting its technical advantage into an advantage with leading edge products. It demonstrated to global consumers the technological innovative strength of one of China's consumer electronics brands.

    The 2017-2018 Global Top Brands Award Ceremony, organised by American International Data Group ("IDG"), was also held at CES. TCL has once again clinched three awards including "2017-2018 Top 10 Consumer Electronics Brands," "2017-2018 Global TV Brands Top 15 ," and "2017-2018 Global Top 50 Consumer Electronics Brands", reflecting the strength of the Group's brand.

    Committed to Innovative R&D
    Focus on Cutting-Edge Technology Including Quantum Dot Display and AI
    The new TV series X5, C6, and P5 exhibited at the CES are meticulously made based on the users' actual needs to accommodate different consumer groups, with exquisite designs and functions expanded on the core concept of a user-based experience. The products showcased Quantum Dot display technology, artificial intelligence (AI) technology, curved full-screen, high-end aesthetics, and other design highlights.

    In terms of image quality, the new XESS X5 series applies technologies including primary color Quantum Dot technology, Dolby Vision(TM), HDR imaging technology, Q-quality engine, and four-dimensional scene optimisation to enhance the performance and quality of TV image, enabling a more detailed display with richer color and higher contrast. In terms of sound quality, it features customised premium Harman Kardon speaker with Dolby Atmos(R) immersive sound technology. When it comes to industrial design, the 65-inch X5 on display has a 4.9mm slim body, curved full-screen, 360 integrated design, speaker re-designed based on minimalist design concept and the floating TV stand, reflecting TCL's pursuit of craftsmanship and innovation.

    The C6 adopts a wide gamut color screen with a rimless full-screen design and supports Dolby Vision(TM). It also features a Harman Kraton speaker supported by Dolby Atmos(R). In terms of appearance, C6 has a unique cylindrical speaker covered by dark gray grill mesh sheet, which highlights its low-key luxury and elegence. The P5 is equipped with 4000R golden curved screen, 5.9mm narrow frame and 7.9mm ultra-slim profile combined with all-in-one design and MEMC technology. The three new product series have further optimised the product mix that better meet the customers' diversified needs, which fully demonstrate TCL's core philosophy that focuses on user experience.

    At the exhibition, the Group exclusively launched the Quantum Dot Experience Area and the AI Experience Area. The two technologies enable TV products to effectively complement each other in audio-visual quality experience and interactive experience, and further illustrate the future development trend of the home entertainment. It is noteworthy that the X, C, P series products are equipped with AI tool "smart T" developed by TCL which is fully interactive, responds promptly, and creates a strong ecological environment. TCL has conducted in-depth collaboration with the world's top enterprises in setting up an open AI platform to cooperate in the fields of systems, identification, content, and services, so as to apply the world's latest technologies to its products in a swift manner and provide consumers with a better user experience.

    Win Market Share in the Mature North American Market
    Scale New Heights in Global Development
    Benefiting from the continuous improvement of product mix, optimisation of channel structure, and overall efficiency improvement brought by the integration of the whole industry chain, the Group achieved its record-high global sales volume of over 23.23 million units in 2017, delivering the strongest growth in five years. The overseas markets continued strong growth in sales, especially in the outstanding performance of the North American market, which recorded more than double growth with a substantial rise of 131.5% year-on-year in sales volume. As one of the first Chinese companies to enter the overseas markets, the Group occupies the leading position in the North American market with its product competitiveness, channel development, and brand promotion.

    TCL Multimedia CEO Mr. Wang Cheng said, "TCL is proactive in deploying the core display technologies, intelligent development, and application, and has the preemption in the industrial transformation. The future of TCL TV will move toward innovation in the three directions of AI, Quantum Dot technology, and large screen. We are committed to providing users with the ultimate experience of products and services, while accelerating the pace of global development. Apart from continuing to consolidate the market shares in the Europe and the US markets, we will persist in expanding emerging markets such as Brazil, India, Russia, and Argentina. The Group will also maintain innovation-driven development, and strive to make new breakthroughs in innovative technologies to establish a comprehensive competitive edge in products and technologies, and lay a solid foundation in the internationalisation and market competitiveness of the brand. "


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    THine Will Establish Subsidiary in the US
    Jan 05, 2018

    TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--THine Electronics, Inc. (JASDAQ: 6769), the global leader in high-speed serial interface and provider of mixed-signal LSI, today announces that THine’s board meeting has decided to establish a subsidiary in the U.S.

    1. Purpose of Establishment

    According to the mid-term business strategy “J-SOAR” established in 2017, THine aims to accomplish consolidated gross operating profit of 2.6 Billion Yen and consolidated gross operating profit per employee of 18 Million Yen in 2019. THine places great emphasis on overseas business strategy in order to accomplish the above objectives, and decided to establish a subsidiary in the U.S. in order to establish collaboration with partners for making reference designs to be used in the world and to strongly accelerate sales and technical support activities for customers in North America.

    THine has also enhanced existing subsidiaries in Korea, China, and Taiwan, which are local sales offices. With the establishment of a subsidiary in the U.S., THine will more strongly enhance cooperation with local sales network and product development capability, and will reinforce development and sales for customers in the world.

    2. Outline of Subsidiary (planned)

    (1) Name : THine Solutions, Inc.
    (2) Location : California, United States of America
    (3) Representative : CEO Yasuhiro Takada, CEO of THine Electronics, Inc.
    (4) Capital : 500 Thousand United States Dollars
    (5) Establishment : First Quarter of 2018
    (6) Shareholder : THine Electronics, Inc. 100%
    (7) Business : Development, production, and sales of semiconductor and integrated circuits

    About THine Electronics

    THine Electronics Incorporated is a fabless maker that provides innovative mixed signal LSI and analog technologies such as V-by-One® HS, LVDS, other high-speed data signaling, timing controller, analog-to-digital converter, ISP, power management and drivers for LEDs and motors in growing niche markets for our customers’ solutions, targeting its strategic markets in flat screen TVs, smart phones, document processing, amusement, industrial application, and automotive markets. THine is headquartered in Tokyo, and has subsidiaries in Taipei, Seoul, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Shanghai. THine Electronics is listed on JASDAQ of Tokyo Stock Exchange under the security code of 6769. For more information, please visit


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