Semiconductor IP Market – Rising Trend of Internet of Things (IoT) Is Creating the Need for Semiconductor Intellectual Property

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 02/20/2017 — Semiconductor intellectual Property (IP) is a reusable component of the cell, chipset or a logic layout design. The intellectual property cores can be owned by a party or licensed to another party. The ongoing technological development in the semiconductor industry is expected to drive the market during the forecast period.

The ongoing technological innovation is creating the demand for automation across all the industries such as automotive, telecommunication, manufacturing and construction among others. The rising concept of connected cards and connected devices is driving the market for semiconductor industries. Furthermore, the growing demand for internet of things (IoT) is creating the need for interconnected devices which involves the development of sophisticated controller units. Semiconductor IP is an integral part of smart devices and hence is expected to witness steady demand during the forecast period. Moreover, the major players are undergoing frequent mergers and acquisition in the semiconductor segment in order to develop innovative electronic devices to sustain with the competition. Moreover, the failing price of semiconductor components is further boosting the demand of semiconductor IPs globally. In addition, the semiconductors are also being used in the healthcare industry in order assist the doctors to monitor their patients remotely. Moreover, the IPs is used as part of sensors units to perform several functions like temperature, humidity, pressure and heart rate sensing. The data collected can then be shared with the supervisors in order to understand the patient conditions.

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However, the market is expected to witness a fall in the growth due to the technology shift that is expected to restraint the market during the forecast period. There is opportunity in the Asia Pacific market as the developing economies like India and China are increasing the implementation of new technologies as a part of urbanization plan. This factor is expected to the push the market for Semiconductors IPs in future.

The market can be segmented into form factor, design architecture, processor type, application and by geography. By form factor, the semiconductor IP market can be divided into integrated circuit IP and System on Chip (SoC) IP. In terms of design architecture, the market can be segregated into IP nature which includes hard IP core and soft IP core, by customization which includes customizable IP and standard IP core, and processor design which can be further sub-segmented into general processor IP and embedded processor IP. By processor type, the market can be categorized into digital signal processor IP and microprocessor core IP. The semiconductor IP find their application in several areas such as telecommunication infrastructure, computer and peripherals, security, networking, home entertainment, automotive and mobiles and tables among others.

By region, the semiconductor IP market can be segmented into five regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. North America is expected to witness slow growth as they are the early adapters of this technology. The demand for semiconductor IP in Europe is expected to be steady as the region is witnessing demand in the form of constant up gradation of their transportation network with the implementation of smart transportation in countries like Germany and the U.K. However, the Asia Pacific region is expected to witness the fastest growth due to the presence of developing regions like India which is witness robust industrialization and urbanization. Moreover, the region is the base for manufacturing for several major players due to the availability of the cheap labor.

The semiconductor IP market is witnessing strong competition from the major players. The leading players in the market include Mentor Graphics, Lattice Semiconductor, ARM Holdings, PLC, Cava, Inc., Sonics, Inc., Vivante Corporation, Renesas Electronic Corporation, Atmel Corporation and Imagination Technologies among other players.

Jack, the Stylish Bluetooth Adapter That Makes Any Headphones Wireless, Has Four Days Left in Kickstarter Campaign


Just like our previous campaigns, we’ve learned a lot from this campaign and hope to take the suggestions we received and see what we can make possible to better the products we have now, as well as the products we make in the future.

Podo Labs will be ending their month-long Kickstarter campaign with $613K raised after introducing new color options and 3.5mm male-to-male connectors for connecting Jack to televisions, cars, speakers and more. Jack is the only adapter that lets users sync headphones and share music wirelessly with friends. Multiple Jacks can also be synced by different individuals to receive audio from the same Bluetooth source.

Jack is as simple as plugging in a pair of headphones and pairing it with a smart device to listen to wireless audio. Jack allows users to receive audio from any Bluetooth source to play music or podcasts through headphones, speakers, the car or other audio player. The device is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled phones (any OS), tablets, computers and watches. It can even be used to transmit audio to another Jack from a normal auxiliary output, such as a television or in-flight movie screen.

“It was an incredibly successful campaign thanks to the help of our supportive backers, but as usual, we won’t stop thinking things up,” said co-creator Eddie Lee. “Just like our previous campaigns, we’ve learned a lot from this campaign and hope to take the suggestions we received and see what we can make possible to better the products we have now, as well as the products we make in the future.”

Jack contains a 300 mAh battery that will last up to 12 hours, as well as aptX™ audio for CD-like quality. Podo Labs’ also introduced earphones during the campaign with an in-ear monitor style that offers a secure fit and high ambient noise reduction. With 9mm copper drivers, the gold-plated jack delivers premium sound quality and strong base.

The Jack Kickstarter campaign will run until Friday, February 24. There are multiple rewards for backers to choose from, including the single Jack for $29 and complete Jack bundle for $49, which includes a Jack adapter, a pair of premium headphones and a carrying case. For more information about Jack, visit


Based out of San Francisco, California, Podo Labs offers a competitive line of high-tech products. From the world’s first stick-and-shoot camera to Bluetooth adapters, Podo offers plug-and-play experiences using some of the best technology in the world. For more information, visit

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Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Market – Increasing Demand for Automotive Products Such as Engine Monitors and Warning Light Controllers

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 02/20/2017 — Application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) is a chip on which the pattern of connection has been printed for special application. This product consists of a customized integrated circuit. The purpose of an ASIC is to cater to a wide range of applications. These circuits are used in multiple applications across the globe. Initially, gate array technology was used in ASICs. Modern ASICs consist of RAM (Random Access Memory), entire microprocessors, electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM), flash memory blocks, and other large building blocks. The increase in demand for consumer electronics in the near future is anticipated to fuel the demand for ASIC products in the next few years. The application specific integrated circuit market is expected to witness steady growth during the forecast period. For providing the detailed overview, this market has been segmented on the basis of applications, types, and geographies. On the basis of applications, the market has been divided into medical, industrial, automotive, sensors, and consumer electronics. On the basis of product types, the market has been segmented into full custom, standard-cell-based, and gate-array-based. Geographically, the ASIC market has been segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

Increasing demand for automotive products such as engine monitors and warning light controllers across the globe is one of the primary factors anticipated to drive the demand for ASIC from 2016 to 2024. Moreover, speedily increasing demand for electric vehicles across the globe in order to reduce emission of greenhouse gases from automobiles is also projected to drive the market for intelligent power module significantly in the next few years. A flexible design and the technological development in ASIC are expected to create a better opportunity for ASIC manufacturers across the globe. At present, ASIC chips can be used in satellites, modems, and computers is boosting the demand of these product market. In medical applications, biometric monitors, hearing aids, others application are driven by ASIC chip is important factors drive the market opportunities in future.

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Moreover, advantages of using standard cell-based designs such as cost-effectiveness, reduced time, and less risk as compared to full custom designs offer opportunities for growth of the application specific integrated circuit market. Other factors such as placement issues, component routing problems, and lack of development tools restrain the growth of the market. Costs incurred for preparing a standard library and fabricating the designs are also restraining the growth of the market. Moreover, in various security applications, several ASIC products are coming out. This property is an opportunities for the growth of market demand of ASIC technology in global market.

Geographically, in terms of revenue, the ASIC market in Europe is expected to witness steady growth during the forecast period. Presence of a large number of ASIC manufacturers in Europe coupled with the rising demand for technologically advanced consumer electronics is the primary reason for the region’s dominance in the global market. The ASIC market in Asia Pacific is primarily driven by the rise in demand for various consumer electronic devices, which arises from a large consumer base in line with the increasing disposable income in China and Taiwan.

The global application specific integrated circuit market is characterized by presence of a few key players in the market. Key companies operating in the market are ACL Ltd. (the U.K.), Apex Electronics (the U.K.), Avago Technologies (Germany), Esprit Electronics Ltd. (the U.K.), Fujitsu Electronics Europe GmbH (Germany), Future Electronics Ltd. (the U.K.), Hitachi Europe Ltd. (the U.K.), and Ineltek (the U.K.).

Leading Players Operating in Worldwide Industry for Artificial Intelligence Market

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 02/20/2017 — Artificial intelligence is a fast emerging technology, dealing with development and study of intelligent machines and software. This software is being used across various applications such as manufacturing (assembly line robots), medical research, and speech recognition systems. It also enables in-build software or machines to operate like human beings, thereby allowing devices to collect, analyze data, reason, talk, make decisions and act The global artificial intelligence market was valued at US$ 126.24 Bn in 2015 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 36.1% from 2016 to 2024 to reach a value of US$ 3,061.35 Bn in 2024.

The global artificial intelligence market is currently witnessing healthy growth as companies have started leveraging the benefits of such disruptive technologies for effective customer reach and positioning of their services/solutions. Market growth is also supported by an expanding application base of artificial intelligence solutions across various industries. However, factors such as low funding access or high upfront investment, and demand for skilled resources (workforce) are presently acting as major deterrents to market growth.

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On the basis of types of artificial intelligence systems, the market is segmented into artificial neural network, digital assistance system, embedded system, expert system, and automated robotic system. Expert system was the most adopted or revenue generating segment in 2015. This was mainly due to the extensive use of artificial intelligence across various sectors including diagnosis, process control, design, monitoring, scheduling and planning.

Based on various applications of artificial intelligence systems, the market has been classified into deep learning, smart robots, image recognition, digital personal assistant, querying method, language processing, gesture control, video analysis, speech recognition, context aware processing, and cyber security. Image recognition is projected to be the fastest growing segment by application in the global artificial intelligence market. This is due to the growing demand for affective computing technology across various end-use sectors for better study of systems that can recognize, analyze, process, and simulate human effects.

North America was the leader in the global artificial intelligence market in 2015, holding approximately 38% of the global market revenue share, and is expected to remain dominant throughout the forecast period from 2016 to 2024. High government funding and a strong technological base have been some of the major factors responsible for the top position of the North America region in the artificial intelligence market over the past few years. Middle East and Africa is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 38.2% throughout the forecast period. This is mainly attributed to enormous opportunities for artificial intelligence in the MEA region in terms of new airport developments and various technological innovations including robotic automation.

The key market players profiled in this report include QlikTech International AB, MicroStrategy Inc., IBM Corporation, Google, Inc., Brighterion Inc., Microsoft Corporation, IntelliResponse Systems Inc., Next IT Corporation, Nuance Communications, and eGain Corporation.

Aptus Health’s RxStart(TM) Solution Launches with Electronic Health Record Partners to Engage Providers and Patients at the Point of Care

/ — READING, MA–(Marketwired – February 20, 2017) – Aptus Health announces that its RxStart solution, a free sample medication and patient support program, has successfully launched with three Electronic Health Record (EHR) and ePrescribing partners — NextGen Healthcare, Office Ally, and NewCrop — and is now enrolling patients. This milestone illustrates strong market interest and adoption of a new solution that offers a quick, convenient way for healthcare providers to introduce eligible patients to recommended treatments, while encouraging them to follow their medication regimen as directed.

The RxStart solution is built right into the provider’s e-prescribing workflow, allowing them to enroll eligible patients in the program and to facilitate delivery of a free trial medication supply directly to the patient’s home. Patients typically receive their free trial supply within 24 hours, along with educational materials and ongoing telephonic patient support. The overall solution is designed to create a more positive experience for new-to-brand patients — helping close gaps in the desired treatment plan between provider and patient.

Partnering with Electronic Health Record vendors offers point-of-care access for providers

Recent data from Decisions Resources Group shows that providers are looking for more value from their EHRs; 40% say they want to see patient assistance programs and one-third of them want to see coupons, vouchers, and/or drug samples in the EHR. Aptus Health’s RxStart solution addresses these needs by embedding prescription and patient support tools within the EHRs of its strategic partners.

“We are pleased to be partnering with these forward-thinking EHR and ePrescription companies. Each of these partners realized early on the benefit of offering free medication trial, home delivery, and personalized patient support as part of the provider’s daily workflow,” said Robert MacMillan, Vice President, EHR and Innovation at Aptus Health. “Now, with these partnerships and integrations in place, together we are extending access to the RxStart solution to approximately 75,000 U.S. providers and their patients.”

For EHR and ePrescribing partners, the RxStart solution is one more way to offer health care solutions to their users. “The RxStart solution is unique in its ability to leverage the power of the EHR workflow to educate, inform, and enroll patients into a program that provides free trial medication for which they are eligible,” said Gene DuAime, VP Life Science & Strategic Alliances of NextGen Healthcare. “It also reflects our continued mission to make our EHR an indispensable tool for ambulatory practitioners.”

“Medical practices today are faced with greater demands to operate more proficiently and to blend quality patient care with strong customer service and an efficient back-room operation,” said Brian O’Neill, president and CEO of Office Ally. “Partnering with Aptus Health to bring our user base this innovative RxStart solution is just one more way we’re helping providers smartly use technology to make their office more efficient while making their lives easier and better serving their patients.”

“We are hearing from our doctors that the RxStart solution is improving their patients’ new medication experience,” said Lawrence Susnow, M.D. Chief Medical Officer at NewCrop. “Our providers appreciate the easy and comprehensive nature of the program, integrated into the prescribing workflow. The program directly addresses compliance issues with the initial free trial, home delivery, and the support of a personalized care plan.”

For more information about joining Aptus Health as a strategic partner, contact

About Aptus Health

Aptus Health offers health and life sciences companies a truly connected approach to engaging healthcare professionals, consumers and other stakeholders through an array of high-value digital information channels and services. By applying this portfolio of assets — informed by rich engagement data and analytics — Aptus designs and builds integrated multichannel engagement solutions that allow its clients to connect with their customers at key points in their decision-making journeys and impact behavior at scale.

Aptus Health is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, U.S.A. (known as MSD outside the United States and Canada) (“Merck”), with its own independent employees, editorial process, business and financial operations, and governance. Aptus Health maintains its information independent from Merck and maintains confidentiality of its customers’ information from Merck. More information can be found at

About NextGen Healthcare

NextGen Healthcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quality Systems, Inc., helps ambulatory care organizations succeed in value-based care by empowering them to nurture measurably healthier patients and communities at a lower cost. It does this with deep clinical, financial, operational, and regulatory expertise, using consulting and educational services coupled with a robust technology portfolio of flexible, scalable, and cost-effective ambulatory solutions; including a certified EHR, practice management, interoperability, care management, patient engagement and population health management, analytics, e-transaction, and revenue cycle management solutions. For more information, visit Follow NextGen Healthcare on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn.

About Office Ally

Office Ally has been supporting practices with innovative, practical products since its founding in 2000. In 2015 Office Ally experienced another record-setting year, adding 40,000 clients to a total of 330,000 providers now using one or more products provided by Office Ally. All of Office Ally’s products and services are offered at minimal or no cost to providers and are backed by one of healthcare’s largest customer and technical support centers available 24/7. Office Ally’s complete suite of interactive ASP Internet-based solutions includes a patient health registry — Patient Ally™, electronic health records — EHR 24/7™, practice management — Practice Mate™, clearinghouse, OA-Rx e-prescribing and Intake Pro™. Further information may be obtained at

About NewCrop

NewCrop is a leading electronic prescribing service and has been deployed in a wide range of EHRs and medical networks since 2003. The company’s user interface allows for rapid installation of fully expedited e-Prescription networking, as well as Meaningful Use certifications, lab integration, secure messaging, registry reporting, DEA-compliant EPCS audit, and more. All services are available as an integrated user interface and/or data services for all individual features, facilitating easy and flexible installations to fast track network and Meaningful Use certifications. Please visit or contact for more information.

About Merck

For over a century, Merck has been a global health care leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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Risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to, general industry conditions and competition; general economic factors, including interest rate and currency exchange rate fluctuations; the impact of pharmaceutical industry regulation and health care legislation in the United States and internationally; global trends toward health care cost containment; technological advances, new products and patents attained by competitors; challenges inherent in new product development, including obtaining regulatory approval; the company’s ability to accurately predict future market conditions; manufacturing difficulties or delays; financial instability of international economies and sovereign risk; dependence on the effectiveness of the company’s patents and other protections for innovative products; and the exposure to litigation, including patent litigation, and/or regulatory actions.

The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in the company’s 2015 Annual Report on Form 10-K and the company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) available at the SEC’s Internet site (

Spectrum Pharmacy Products Will Exhibit At 2017 Educational Conference in San Diego, February 22-25, To Showcase New Pharmacy Institute

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Spectrum Pharmacy Products, a division of Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corporation, will be exhibiting at the Educational Conference, February 22-25, 2017, in San Diego at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort. Spectrum will be showcasing its new Center of Compounding Excellence, the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute. The annual Educational Conference is presented by the American College of Apothecaries (ACA), the International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP) and the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists (ACVP).

Visit Spectrum Pharmacy Products at Booth 25

With more than 40 years of quality and service commitment to compounders, Spectrum Pharmacy Products manufactures and distributes high-quality compounding chemicals, equipment and supplies. Spectrum serves compounders with the industry’s largest portfolio of USP/NF grade products and DEA Controlled Substances (Schedules I – V).  Its bicoastal California and New Jersey cGMP facilities are FDA registered and inspected, with additional certification to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. Spectrum is known for extensive laboratory testing with the highest standards and most modern instrumentation in the industry.

Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, Excellence in Compounding Training

New this year and now open for enrollment is the Spectrum Pharmacy Institute (SPI), a state-of-the-art compounding training center with 15,000 square feet of labs and classroom space in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded by and for pharmacy professionals, SPI offers the most comprehensive education program designed specifically for pharmaceutical compounding training. 

“We are excited that our vision of a state-of-the-art prescription compounding training facility has come to fruition. SPI intends to be a global center of excellence and an expert resource for pharmacists looking for hands-on education to support personalized medicine and training in the art of compounding,” said Craig A. Recatto, Ph.D., President, Spectrum Pharmacy Products.

Randy Burg, President and CEO of Spectrum Chemical, commented, “My father, Paul Burg, founded Spectrum and established us as the leading supplier to compounding pharmacies years ago. Our renewed commitment to compounding education and training is the next logical step for us.”

The SPI lecture-based and hands-on compounding education provides compounders the opportunity to add to their knowledge base, learn new skills and network with colleagues in their industry. Learning programs feature a cutting-edge multi-media, audio-visual classroom and laboratory experience, including ISO-Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms, fully functional teaching laboratories, current compounding equipment and supplies, and USP < 800 > compliant facilities.

All courses are written and presented by subject matter experts, and all education programs are reviewed by faculty of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University and jointly accredited with Spectrum Pharmacy Institute.

For more information regarding Spectrum Pharmacy Institute, courses offered or class schedule, please call 800-370-6231, ext. 5479 or email

About Spectrum Pharmacy Products

Spectrum Pharmacy Products, a division of Spectrum Chemical Manufacturing Corporation, manufactures and distributes high-quality compounding chemicals, equipment and supplies. Spectrum has been serving compounders for more than 45 years with the industry’s largest portfolio of USP/NF grade products and DEA Controlled Substances (Schedules I – V).  Its bicoastal cGMP facilities are FDA registered and inspected, with additional certification to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. Spectrum is known for extensive laboratory testing with the highest standards and most modern instrumentation in the industry in both its California and New Jersey laboratories. For more information, visit

About Spectrum Pharmacy Institute

Spectrum Pharmacy Institute is a 42,000-square foot pharmacy distribution, manufacturing, and training facility located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. SPI is committed to providing the finest academic learning experience in the industry. The Institute offers the latest comprehensive lecture-based and hands-on compounding education. Learning programs feature a cutting-edge multi-media, audio-visual classroom and laboratory experience, including ISO-Class 7 & 8 cleanrooms, fully functional teaching laboratories, current compounding equipment and supplies, and USP < 800 > compliant facilities. All courses are written and presented by subject matter experts, and all education programs are reviewed by faculty of the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers University and jointly accredited with Spectrum Pharmacy Institute. For more information, visit

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Company Contact: Grant Gibson, Vice President, Marketing, Spectrum Chemical Mfg. Corp., 1-310-516-8000, ext. 4601,

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Audio City Offers Best-in-Class off-Road Wheels and Rims for Sale with Fast 2-Day Delivery

La Puente, CA — (SBWIRE) — 02/20/2017 — A market leader, Audio City, offers an extensive collection of best-in-class off-road wheels and rims for sale with fast 2-day delivery services. All of these off-road wheels and rims are from world renowned brands, such as Fuel Off Road, XD, RBP, 2Carve, Moto Metal, Red Dirt, etc., and available with them in various widths, designs and finishes. A few of the off-road wheels and rims individuals can order online from their reputed online store,, includes 17″ 20″ Fuel Wheels D555 Ambush Black Milled Rims, 17″ 18″ 20″ 22″ Moto Metal Wheels MO962 Chrome Rims, 18″ 20″ 22″ XD Wheels XD779 Badlands Black Machined Rims, 18″ 20″ 2Carve Wheels Rims NX1 BK Off Road, and many others.

All of these off-road wheels and rims are manufactured with robust materials employing the latest technology, and quality tested on rigorous parameters for durability and strength, to ensure customers don’t need to compromise with the quality of the products. Through these off-road wheels and rims, car owners can improve the off-road performance of their vehicles, and enhance its appeal. Audio City has been in the aftermarket automotive accessory industry since 1989, and in this time span have amassed a huge customer base not only in the USA, but across the globe. It’s the result of this high quality products, and first class services that today they have outnumbered their competitors in this business.

A representative of Audio City talked more about their off-road wheels and rims, “When you’re looking for some heavy duty off-road rims for your vehicle, you have found the right page. Moto Metal brand rims ranging in sizes from 16, 17, 18, 20 and 22 inch to fit a variety of stock cars, trucks, SYV and more. Select your favorite colors and styles from our massive collection of off-road wheels and add some new shine to your favorite vehicle. All of our rims are made with the highest quality craftsmanship and feature unique design aspects.”

About Audio City
As one of the leaders in the aftermarket automotive accessory industry, Audio City has set the standard for providing high quality products and high level of customer satisfaction since 1989. Audio City is known worldwide for its vast choices in products, and having knowledgeable staff that knows what works best for individuals’ vehicles application. Sometimes, making a decision on products best suited for the vehicle can be tough, but here at Audio City, someone is always here to help guide individuals during their entire purchase. Not only are individuals able to choose from a wide range of manufacturers, but the pricing and fast shipping time is also a big consideration, and Audio City, again, is a step above the competition.

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DaeShin EI & DaeJin Sat Co. Ltd. Appoints PVG Global Exclusive Americas Distributor Agent

DaeShin EI & DaeJin Sat Co. Ltd. Appoints PVG Global Exclusive Americas Distributor Agent

Lafayette, LA, February 20, 2017 –(– DaeShin EI & DaeJin Sat Co. Ltd. (DSEI) is pleased to announce the signed agreement with PVG Global, LLC of Broussard, LA as its exclusive agent for the offshore and marine product sales in the Americas continents. The executed agreement covers the broad range of marine accommodation products, including certified fire rated wall systems, ceilings, wet units, cabin units, fire doors, windows and furniture. PVG Global President, Patrick Granger states “PVG Global is excited at the opportunity in being appointed exclusive agent for such a well-known manufacturer of high quality accommodation systems and the relationship with DSEI is a natural fit for PVG Global. DSEI’s broad experience and internationally certified product lines will be of great value to PVG’s client base and the marine and offshore industry in the hemisphere.”

PVG Global, LLC is a specialty supplier of quality products to the international marine and offshore markiets with stocking point in Broussard, LA.

DSEI specializes in providing turn-key deliveries of marine accommodation components for commercial vessels, drilling rigs, offshore living quarters, ro-pax and ferry projects worldwide with over 5 factories to meet the demand of our customers.

CBTS Announces Acquisition of SunTel Services

CINCINNATI, Feb. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CBTS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cincinnati Bell (NYSE:CBB) and leading technology provider, today announced the acquisition of SunTel Services.
SunTel Services is a regional provider of network security, data connectivity, and unified communications solutions based in Troy, Michigan. Following the close of the transaction, SunTel’s co-founders Gary Jackson and Don Jackson will continue to lead the organization and will also spearhead CBTS’ expansion in the Michigan market. This transaction will expand CBTS’ presence in the Midwest, building on its existing sales offices in Cleveland, Columbus, Indianapolis and Louisville.“SunTel Services has created a strong business through its focus on providing effective solutions and building long-term relationships with customers,” said Scott Seger, Senior Vice President and General Manager for CBTS. “We believe CBTS’ set of solutions and services will benefit SunTel Services’ existing customer base, and SunTel will help grow our footprint throughout the Midwest.”“We are excited to be part of the CBTS family and to leverage its expanded set of capabilities,” said Gary Jackson, SunTel’s co-founder. “CBTS is a market leading IT solutions and services provider and shares our customer-focused vision of building trust through execution and delivering value.”Stephens Inc. is serving as the exclusive financial advisor to CBTS and Quarton International is serving as the exclusive financial advisor to SunTel Services.The transaction is not subject to regulatory approval, and is expected to close in the next 30 days.About CBTSCBTS combines the data networking capabilities of Cincinnati Bell with next-generation managed services that provide companies with flexible solutions for end-to-end IT deployment. CBTS serves enterprise customers across the world and has established a competitive advantage through its unique Hybrid IT Services model. CBTS has expertise both as a Value Added Reseller (VAR) and as a Managed IT Services Provider. The CBTS business model can help organizations increase productivity and operational efficiency while reducing costs and risks through solutions that focus on business continuance, compliance, security, and technology infrastructure.  CBTS holds over 1,900 vendor certifications spread over 35 separate IT vendors, and offers multiple solutions and services. For more information on CBTS, go to SunTel Services

Article – Ceta: “This deal is important for Europe geopolitically as well as economically”

Ceta passed a crucial hurdle on 15 February when MEPs voted to back the landmark EU-Canada trade deal. The agreement removing more than 99% of tariffs can provisionally enter into force as early as April. Speaking following the vote, Artis Pabriks, Parliament’s lead MEP on Ceta, said: “Europe cannot survive without free and fair trade and high-quality interaction with other global players.” He also described Ceta as “the gold standard for future trade deals”.

Following years of work, what does the passing of Ceta in Parliament mean to you personally?


Actually it means a lot. I’ve always believed in the idea of Europe and I really feel that this continent can only flourish if we work together. Passing Ceta means that we are collectively sticking with common sense instead of giving in to populism. Ceta gives me hope that the European Union and the peoples and nations of Europe can overcome these difficult times. Because make no mistake, we are in decline. And once we are in decline, we should stop digging and think instead about how we can get out of this trough together.

Many Europeans still have misgivings about Ceta. What can you say to allay their concerns?


Firstly, I would like that Europeans take hard facts into account instead of alternative facts. While there is opposition, as well as rising populism, this trade deal is important for Europe geopolitically as well as economically. The world is increasingly turning protectionist and attempting to build walls, but Europe cannot survive without free and fair trade and high-quality interaction with other global players. This is what Ceta provides us with and it is, in my view, the gold standard for future trade deals.

We’ve heard about the benefits to industry and professionals, but what’s in it for the average worker?


Well average workers are not Martians, they are living on earth. And anything good that happens to our societies at large also positively affects every citizen. Big corporations do not need deals like Ceta: they can enter markets with their big money and smart lawyers. Smaller entrepreneurs cannot do this, so Ceta is the way for them to get their products into the Canadian market.

A trade deal like Ceta will simply boost our wealth and that will enable national governments to better assist those of their citizens who are in need. Also, remember that 14% of employment in the EU is down to international trade. If we wish to create walls, be protectionist and blow up trade deals like Ceta, forget about your job.

Yet, are we not entering an age where international trade agreements are falling out of favour?


Right now, trade deals have become a scapegoat. People no longer want to think according to facts, instead they have the possibility on social media to choose their version of the truth. We are truly seeing a decline in the possibility to argue with real facts.

Regarding the trade deal between the EU and the United States, I would say it is on ice as we do not know yet what Trump’s reaction will be to TTIP. However, he has not up until now said anything negative about the trade deal with Europe.

The ratification process for Ceta does not end at the European Parliament. What are the next steps?


Following Parliament’s vote, Ceta will enter into force provisionally, but it must still be passed in national parliaments. Now though that MEPs have voted for Ceta, Europeans will see its benefits and national parliaments will be able to discuss the deal with the public and explain what Ceta really entails. And in the longer term, I believe that national parliaments will base their votes on hard facts and not on fearful hypotheses about the collapse of the world because of international trade.

Artis Pabriks is a Latvian member of the EPP group.