Daily Archives: May 8, 2019

Efinix® Partners with Samsung to Develop Quantum™ eFPGAs on 10nm Silicon Process

SANTA CLARA, Calif. and SEOUL, Korea, May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Efinix®, an innovator in programmable product platforms and technologies, and Samsung Electronics today announced a partnership to develop Quantum eFPGAs on Samsung’s 10nm silicon process.

“It’s a major leap from 40nm Trion™ T20 FPGA to 10nm Quantum eFPGA. We are achieving PDK to GDS with the advantage of the silicon process-agnostic nature of our Quantum architecture and the tremendous support by the Samsung Memory Business Unit,” said Sammy Cheung, co-founder, CEO, and president of Efinix. “Combining Quantum Power-Performance-Area advantage with Samsung’s leading-edge silicon manufacturing technology, the partnership will offer the most advanced FPGA silicon solutions for markets like AI, Data Centers and Communication Infrastructure.”

“We are glad to see Efinix has made great progress since our initial investment in the company in 2017,” said representative of Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. “We envision Efinix’s FPGA technology embedded inside many other Samsung solutions in the future.”

“Efinix has created the most competitive FPGA technology in the Power-Performance-Area by combining Quantum eFPGA and the Samsung 10nm FinFET process,” said Bill Hata, former senior vice president of Worldwide Operations and Engineering at Altera Corporation (now part of Intel). Hata has more than 30 years of semiconductor industry experience and serves on Efinix’s Advisory Board. “Developing FPGA products on a FinFET process is extremely difficult and challenging. Efinix has accomplished this feat in a short time demonstrating superior engineering and program management.”

Design Automation Conference
Additionally, Efinix will showcase its disruptive FPGA platform at next month’s Design Automation Conference held in Las Vegas June 2nd-6th. To meet with Efinix and learn more about the partnership for Quantum eFPGA on Samsung 10nm, visit: https://www.efinixinc.com/promo/dac2019/index.php.

About Efinix
Efinix, an innovator in programmable products, drives the future of edge AI computing with its Trion™ FPGA platform. At the Trion FPGA’s core is Efinix’s disruptive Quantum™ FPGA technology which delivers a 4X Power-Performance-Area advantage over traditional FPGA technologies. Trion FPGAs, offering 4K to 200K logic elements, have a small form-factor, low-power, and are priced for high-volume production. Our Efinity® Integrated Development Environment provides a complete FPGA design suite from RTL to bitstream. With their Power-Performance-Area advantage, Trion FPGAs address applications such as custom logic, compute acceleration, machine learning and deep learning. Through Efinity, our customers can seamlessly migrate FPGA or full system into Quantum ASIC for ultra-high-volume production.

For more information, visit http://www.efinixinc.com.

Contact:
Steve Stratz
Relevanz Public Relations for Efinix
206.300.9134
steve@relevanzpr.com

Efinix® ร่วมมือกับ Samsung เพื่อพัฒนา Quantum™ eFPGAs บนหน่วยประมวลผล 10 นาโนเมตร

ซานตาคลารา แคลิฟอร์เนีย และโซล เกาหลีใต้, May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Efinix® ผู้นำนวัตกรรมผลิตภัณฑ์และแพลตฟอร์มสำหรับโปรแกรม และ Samsung Electronics ได้ประกาศความร่วมมือในการพัฒนา Quantum eFPGAs บนหน่วยประมวลผลซิลิคอน 10 นาโนเมตรของ Samsung ในวันนี้

“โครงการนี้เป็นก้าวที่สำคัญจากหน่วยประมวลผล 40 นาโนเมตร Trion™ T20 FPGA ไปยังหน่วยประมวลผล 10 นาโนเมตร Quantum eFPGA เราสามารถสร้างการดำเนินการจาก PDK ไปยัง GDS ซึ่งใช้ประโยชน์จากการประมวลผลแบบอักนอสติกซิลิคอนของสถาปัตยกรรม Quantum และเราได้รับการสนับสนุนอย่างล้นหลามจาก Samsung Memory Business Unit” Sammy Cheung ผู้ก่อตั้งร่วม, CEO, และประธาน Efinix กล่าว “เมื่อรวมเอาความได้เปรียบในด้านพลังงานต่อผลการปฏิบัติงานต่อพื้นที่จาก Quantum เข้ากับเทคโนโลยีการผลิตซิลิคอนที่ล้ำสมัยของ Samsung ความร่วมมือนี้จะช่วยมอบโซลูชันซิลิคอน FPGA ที่ก้าวหน้าให้ตลาดอย่าง AI, ศูนย์ข้อมูล และโครงสร้างพื้นฐานการสื่อสาร”

“เรารู้สึกยินดีที่ได้พบว่า Efinix ได้สร้างความก้าวหน้าอย่างมากนับตั้งแต่การลงทุนขั้นต้นของเรากับบริษัทในปี 2017” ตัวแทนจาก Samsung Ventures กล่าว “เราคาดหวังว่าเทคโนโลยี FPGA ของ Efinix จะได้รับการฝังลงในโซลูชันของ Samsung เป็นจำนวนมากในอนาคต”

“Efinix ได้สร้างเทคโนโลยี FPGA ที่มีขีดความสามารถในการแข่งขันสูงที่สุดในด้านพลังงานต่อผลการปฏิบัติงานต่อพื้นที่ โดยรวม Quantum eFPGA เข้ากับหน่วยประมวลผล FinFET ขนาด 10 นาโนเมตรของ Samsung” Bill Hata, อดิตรองประธานอาวุโสจากฝ่ายปฏิบัติงานทั่วโลกและวิศวกรรมที่ Altera Corporation (ปัจจุบันเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของ Intel) กล่าว Hata มีประสบการณ์กว่า 30 ปีในอุตสาหกรรมเซมิคอนดัคเตอร์และเคยเป็นทำหน้าที่เป็นคณะกรรมการให้คำปรึกษาของ Efinix “การพัฒนาผลิตภัณฑ์ FPGA บนหน่วยประมวลผล FinFET เป็นเรื่องที่ยากและมีความท้าทายอย่างมาก Efinix สามารถดำเนินการนี้ได้สำเร็จในเวลาอันสั้นซึ่งแสดงให้เห็นถึงความสามารถด้านวิศวกรรมและการจัดการโครงการที่ยอดเยี่ยม”

Design Automation Conference
นอกจากนี้ Efinix ยังได้จัดแสดงแพลตฟอร์ม FPGA ซึ่งส่งผลกระทบอย่างมากต่ออุตสาหกรรมที่ Design Automation Conference ซึ่งจัดที่ลาสเวกัส ในวันที่ 2-6 มิถุนายน ในเดือนหน้า หากต้องการเข้าพบ Efinix และเรียนรู้เพิ่มเติมเกี่ยวกับความร่วมมือเพื่อพัฒนา Quantum eFPGA บนหน่วยประมวลผล 10 นาโนเมตรของ Samsung โปรดไปที่: https://www.efinixinc.com/promo/dac2019/index.php.

เกี่ยวกับ Efinix
Efinix เป็นผู้นำนวัตกรรมผลิตภัณฑ์แบบโปรแกรมได้ ซึ่งได้ผลักดันอนาคตของ AI คอมพิวติงล้ำสมัยด้วยแพลตฟอร์ม Trion™ FPGA หัวใจของ Trion FPGA คือเทคโนโลยี Quantum™ FPGA ซึ่งเป็นเทคโนโลยีที่ส่งผลกระทบอย่างมากต่ออุตสาหกรรม โดยมอบความได้เปรียบด้านพลังงานต่อผลการปฏิบัติงานต่อพื้นที่มากกว่าเทคโนโลยี FPGA แบบเก่าถึง 4 เท่า Trion FPGA มีองค์ประกอบลอจิกตั้งแต่ 4K ถึง 200K ซึ่งมีขนาดเล็ก ใช้พลังงานต่ำ และมีราคาที่เหมาะสมต่อการผลิตเป็นจำนวนมาก Efinity® Integrated Development Environment ของเราจะมอบชุดการออกแบบ FPGA ตั้งแต่ RTL ไปจนถึง Bitstream ด้วยความได้เปรียบในด้านพลังงานต่อผลการปฏิบัติงานต่อพื้นที่ Trion FPGA มีความเหมาะสมต่อการใช้งานในด้านอย่างเช่น ลอจิกแบบกำหนดเอง การเร่งความเร็วการประมวลผล การเรียนรู้ของเครื่องและการเรียนรู้เชิงลึก ด้วย Efinity ลูกค้าของเราจะสามารถเปลี่ยนถ่าย FPGA หรือระบบทั้งระบบไปเป็น Quantum ASIC สำหรับการผลิตเป็นจำนวนมากได้อย่างราบรื่น

สำหรับข้อมูลเพิ่มเติม โปรดไปที่ http://www.efinixinc.com

ติดต่อ:
Steve Stratz
ฝ่ายประชาสัมพันธ์ Relevanz ของ Efinix
206.300.9134
steve@relevanzpr.com

Synchronoss teams up with Amazon to Provide Global Service Integration to Mobile Operators

Synchronoss DXP to help enable mobile operators to offer Amazon’s digital services

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Synchronoss Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCR), a global leader and innovator of cloud, messaging, digital and IoT products, today announced that their Digital Experience Platform (DXP) will enable mobile operators globally to offer Amazon consumer services to their customers as part of their invoice.

Glenn Lurie, President and CEO, Synchronoss, said, “Teaming up with Amazon will facilitate dynamic customer journeys for mobile subscribers to access Amazon services through a payment relationship with their local operator. These types of high-value service and content partnerships will be critical in helping operators improve customer engagement as we look to help them overcome complexity and generate additional revenue, and for customers it gives them the option to access services with a credit card or as added value in their plans.”

Synchronoss DXP is a unique low-code platform that significantly reduces time-to-market and simplifies IT delivery for any organization looking to transform and optimize its digital customer experience and journeys. Using the DXP tools, companies can create, configure and manage all types of transactions across omni channel environments, providing them the ability to share real-time customer data, choices and actions across channels, easily integrating with existing systems and user interfaces.

About Synchronoss
Synchronoss (NASDAQ: SNCR) transforms the way companies create new revenue, reduce costs and delight their subscribers with cloud, messaging, digital and IoT products, supporting hundreds of millions of subscribers across the globe. Synchronoss’ secure, scalable and groundbreaking new technologies, trusted partnerships and talented people change the way Technology-Media-Telecommunications customers grow their business. For more information, visit us at www.synchronoss.com

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Diane Rose
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CCgroup
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May Mobility Selects LeddarTech’s Cocoon LiDAR Solution for its Autonomous Shuttle

LeddarTech’s solid-state Cocoon LiDAR has proven the most reliable technology as May Mobility’s driverless fleet takes to the roads, making autonomous mobility services safer.

QUEBEC CITY, May 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LeddarTechR, an industry leader in automotive and mobility LiDAR technology is excited to announce that May Mobility, one of the front-runners in the deployment of autonomous shuttles, has selected LeddarTech LiDAR technology to provide enhanced safety in their autonomous shuttle deployments. May Mobility has validated the technology with over 50,000 real-condition test drives prior to launching in full mass production.

LeddarTech’s solid-state Cocoon LiDAR solution is designed to create a complete 360-degree cocoon and deliver a higher degree of safety related to collision prevention in autonomous shuttle applications. Powered by LeddarTM technology, the selected LiDAR solution provides the optimal balance of performance and cost-effectiveness required for successful commercial deployment of autonomous mobility services. LeddarTech’s mature technology and experienced support team also provide faster integration, development and time-to-market, at lower cost and risk.

May Mobility integrates several detection technologies into their autonomous shuttles, including LiDAR, RADAR and camera. This combination of sensors is what enables the shuttles to be fully autonomous. “We rely on the combination of the best detection technology that is currently available on the market to ensure the safest and most reliable autonomous shuttles for the passengers we transport,” stated Steve Vozar, Chief Technology Officer of May Mobility. “Safety is at the heart of May Mobility’s core DNA, and the LeddarTech Cocoon LiDAR solution meets our requirements to ensure that our autonomous vehicles achieve the highest level of safety for our users.”

 “It is with great pride we announce our selection by May Mobility as a trusted LiDAR solution supplier and to support their mission of making transportation safer” stated Adrian Pierce, Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development at LeddarTech. Mr. Pierce added, “the implementation of LeddarTech’s LiDAR solutions into May Mobility’s shuttle design demonstrates our leadership in LiDAR technology that LeddarTech has built with over a decade of field-proven expertise.”

The collaboration between LeddarTech and May Mobility brings enhanced security to all passengers of May Mobility’s vehicles and this collaboration will continue for future autonomous fleet deployments.

About May Mobility

May Mobility builds and operates fleets of driverless cars in structured environments like central business districts, corporate campuses and dense residential developments. A typical deployment is 10 or more vehicles operating on roughly 4 square miles and has either public or private roads with speed limits of 35 mph or less. May Mobility works directly with municipal and/or commercial entities to provide the service to residents or tenants of the proposed site.

About LeddarTechR

LeddarTech is an industry leader providing the most versatile and scalable automotive LiDAR development platform based on the unique LeddarEngineTM which consists of a suite of automotive-grade, functional safety certified SoCs working in tandem with proprietary LeddarSP signal processing software. The company is responsible for several innovations in cutting-edge mobility remote-sensing applications, with over 70 patented technologies (20 pending) enhancing ADAS and autonomous driving capabilities for automobiles.

LeddarTech also serves the mobility market with solid state high-performance LiDAR module solutions for autonomous shuttles, trucks, buses, delivery vehicles and robotaxis.

Additional information about LeddarTech is accessible at www.LeddarTech.com, and on LinkedInTwitterFacebook and YouTube.

Contact: Daniel Aitken, Vice President of Marketing and Communications, LeddarTech
Tel.: +1-418-653-9000 ext. 232 Daniel.Aitken@Leddartech.com

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Constellation Brands to Present at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum, May 14, 2019

VICTOR, N.Y., May 07, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a leading beverage alcohol company, announced today that David Klein, chief financial officer, will present at the Goldman Sachs Global Staples Forum on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at the Goldman Sachs Conference Center, New York, N.Y. The presentation will be conducted in a fireside chat format and is scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. EDT. The presentation is expected to cover the company’s strategic business activities, financial and operational performance, and outlook for the future.

A live, listen-only webcast of the presentation will be available on the company’s website, www.cbrands.com, under the Investors/Events & Presentations section. When the presentation begins, financial information discussed in the presentation, and a reconciliation of reported (GAAP) financial measures with comparable or non-GAAP financial measures, will also be available on the company’s website under Investors and by selecting Reporting. For anyone unable to participate in the webcast, a replay will be available on the company’s website through the close of business on Friday, June 14, 2019.

About Constellation Brands
Constellation Brands (NYSE: STZ and STZ.B), a Fortune 500® company, is a leading international producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the U.S., Mexico, New Zealand, Italy and Canada. Constellation is the No. 3 beer company in the U.S. with high-end, iconic imported beer brands such as the Corona and Modelo brand families and Pacifico. Its high-quality, wine and spirits brands include the Robert Mondavi and The Prisoner Wine Company brand families, Kim Crawford, Ruffino, Meiomi and SVEDKA Vodka. The company’s portfolio also includes a collection of highly-rated, wine brands such as SIMI and Mount Veeder Winery wine brands, High West Whiskey and Casa Noble Tequila, as well as new wine innovations such as Cooper & Thief and Spoken Barrel.

Based in Victor, N.Y., the company believes that industry leadership involves a commitment to brand building, our trade partners, the environment, our investors and to consumers around the world who choose our products when celebrating big moments or enjoying quiet ones. Since its founding in 1945, Constellation’s ability to see, meet and stay ahead of shifting consumer preferences and trends across total beverage alcohol has fueled our success and made us the No. 1 growth contributor in beverage alcohol in the U.S.

To learn more, follow us on Twitter @cbrands and visit www.cbrands.com.

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Even in Defeat, Islamic State’s Foreign Fighters Expanding

It was March 2018, approximately five months after U.S.-backed forces had declared victory in the battle for the Islamic State terror group’s Syrian capital of Raqqa. And Afghan officials had reason to worry.

Intelligence suggested the fallout from that victory had been making its way, slowly but surely, to their country.

“There has been a growth in the number of the foreign fighters in the country,” then-Afghan national security adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar said during a visit to Washington. “We’re talking about hundreds of them coming from the Middle East through Pakistan.”

The warning did not go unnoticed. Soon, the concern was being shared by a growing number of countries.

IS fighters were coming in increasing numbers, a United Nations report warned in August, adding that those making the journey were “bringing with them skills in handling weaponry and improvised explosive devices, and knowledge of military tactics.”

“Central Asian fighters tend to feel most comfortable relocating among Afghans of Uzbek and Tajik ethnicity,” the U.N. report said.

The trend has not slowed.

A U.N. report issued in January cited intelligence from one member state that “30% of foreign terrorist fighters have left the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq for various countries, usually their countries of origin.”

Such numbers are not insignificant. Despite claims by U.S. and coalition officials that as many as 70,000 IS fighters were killed in the effort to destroy the caliphate, the foreign fighter presence remained strong.

“We don’t know how many have died. But we can assume that at least 50% survive,” Edmund Fitton-Brown, coordinator of the United Nations analytical support and sanctions monitoring team for IS, al-Qaida and the Taliban, told the CTC Sentinel, in an interview published in April.

“My personal guess is more. I think probably one would be looking at more like a one-third attrition rate or something of the sort,” Fitton-Brown added.

It is a concern that has been grabbing the attention of top U.S. officials, as well, long before IS’s self-declared caliphate entered its final death throes.

“Even if the numbers are small, they always have a disproportionate effect,” Lt. Gen. Michael Nagata, director of strategic operational planning at the National Counterterrorism Center, told VOA in 2017.

“They bring leadership. They bring skill. They bring experience. And perhaps most importantly, they are totally committed,” Nagata said.

More recently, senior U.S. officials have been shifting their attention to where IS foreign fighters are likely to make the biggest impact.

“In terms of the next phase of the mission, it is continuing to remain vigilant about the ongoing threat of ISIS,” a senior U.S. administration official said this past December, using an acronym for the terror group, and pointing to places such as Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, long seen as potential landing spots for surviving foreign fighters.

Libya

Perhaps the biggest concern focuses on Libya, where the coastal city of Sirte was at one time seen as IS’s third capital.

Once a base of operations for as many as 6,000 fighters, some of them sent by IS leadership in Iraq and Syria, the IS presence in Libya has dwindled, with some analysts estimating fewer than 1,000 fighters remain.Many warn, however, the failed state has been a perfect incubator for IS foreign fighters who likely make up more than 80% of the total force.

“ISIS in Libya is back,” said Jason Pack, founder of Eye on ISIS in Libya, a nonprofit research organization. “They retreated, regrouped and then reengaged.”

Pack warned the recent spike in fighting, a result of a military offensive by Libyan strongman Gen. Khalifa Haftar, may make Libya an even more attractive destination for IS fighters.

“If I was a jihadi and I saw that he was winning, I’d very much want to be there,” Pack said. “Whereas they are not going to defeat [Syrian President Bashar al-] Assad, they may participate in the defeat of Haftar.”

In early April, IS launched an attack against Haftar’s forces in southwestern Libya, claiming six soldiers were killed.

IS in Libya may also be finding ways to benefit from the country’s history as a transit and resupply point for jihadis active in other conflicts.

“It’s definitely likely that Libya is being used as a place to move people to try and get to other war zones or rest from battles in places like Mali, especially in the southern part of the country,” said Aaron Zelin, a fellow with The Washington Institute for Near East Policy and founder of the Jihadology website.

Sinai

In neighboring Egypt, IS has established a solid foothold in the Sinai Peninsula, with its branch there long viewed as the country’s most dangerous terror group.

Boasting an estimated 500 to 750 fighters, it has carried out repeated attacks against Egyptian security forces in the Sinai Peninsula and the Nile Valley. In October 2015, a bomb planted by IS Sinai brought down a Russian airliner, killing all 244 people on board.

“It’s one of those classic ungoverned territories, and the Egyptians are really struggling to combat the insurgency there,” said Colin Clarke, a senior research fellow at The Soufan Center.”Some of the tribes in and around the Sinai are a bit more transactional and so less willing to drop a dime on people that may be up to nefarious things.”

West Africa

Islamic State’s West African province was established in May 2015, when the then-leader of Nigeria’s Boko Haram terror group, Abubakar Shekau, abandoned ties to al-Qaida and pledged allegiance to IS.

Since then, the group has split in two, with the larger faction keeping the IS name.

“They’re the one that we have the most concern about,” Gen. Thomas Walhauser, the outgoing head of U.S. Africa Command, told lawmakers earlier this year.

“They have been very aggressive,” he said. “They now have taken large pieces of real estate in northern Nigeria.”

Adding to the concern, U.S. officials believe the group has been growing, boasting between 3,000 and 4,000 fighters.

It also appears to have started a recruiting campaign specifically to attract foreign fighters.

According to SITE Intelligence, the IS-aligned Muntasir Media group began publishing posters online this month.

“Each day that goes by, your brothers in Wilayat West Africa become stronger,” one of the posters read, in English. “Stand up and join the fight with your brothers in Nigeria.”

Another, showing a photo of an armed gunman, read, “O Crusaders, Today in Mali and Nigeria. Tomorrow in al-Andalus [Spain]. Without Black Flage [sic] Will Be No Security.”

Philippines

In May 2017, militant Islamists who had pledged themselves to IS attacked Marawi, a city on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, sparking a five-month battle with the Philippine military for control.

Philippine officials said the attackers, mainly local groups that had flocked to the IS banner, got help from the outside, and boasted foreign fighters from Syria, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Kuwait, Chechnya, Pakistan, Indonesia and Malaysia.

According to U.S. defense officials, by the time the battle for Marawi had ended, more than 1,000 fighters had died. Officials also thought that ties between IS-Philippines and IS in Syria had been severed following the death of IS-P’s leader, Isnilon Hapilon, in October 2017.

Since then, U.S. officials estimate IS-Philippines has been able to rebuild some of its strength � up to about 500 fighters � though independent analysts say the number is likely closer to 750.

As of December 2018, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command told a U.S. inspector general report that “there were approximately 40 foreign fighters, mostly from Malaysia and Indonesia, in the Philippines,” adding, “there was no evidence of either an influx or exodus of foreign fighters during the quarter.”

Source: Voice of America