NTHU Research Team Develops New Display Material

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A research team led by Professor Hsueh-Shih (Sean) Chen of National Tsing Hua University has recently announced that they have developed a new quantum dot material which is more stable and provides more realistic color. The main limitations of the current quantum dot display materials is that they are unstable and easily damaged, and the team has rectified this by growing “shield” with approximately 1-nanometer at the crystal facets of each quantum dot. The new material has a wide range of applications, including the screens used in televisions, computers, mobile phones, and cameras.

 

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A research team led by Professor Hsueh-Shih Chen of NTHU has recently announced that they have developed a new quantum dot material which is more stable and provides more realistic color. (Photo: National Tsing Hua University)

A research team led by Professor Hsueh-Shih Chen of NTHU has recently announced that they have developed a new quantum dot material which is more stable and provides more realistic color. (Photo: National Tsing Hua University)

With the support of NTHU, the team has already applied for patents for the new material and has established the HsinLight Inc. to produce it on a commercial scale. It is expected that the first quantum dot screens will begin production in 2020.

 

Most of the displays currently on the market are liquid crystal displays (LCD), which have a color gradation and saturation and can only display about one third of the colors visible to the human eye, and even the so-called “retinal grade” OLED displays used in such devices as iPhone 11 can only display about half of the colors visible to the human eye. Displays equipped with new QD material (QLED TV) will display nearly 90% of the colors visible to the human eye.

 

However, there are still a few challenges to be overcome before quantum dot material goes into widespread use. Chen explained that quantum dots are spherical crystals of about three nanometers in size, and are easily damaged by water and oxygeny molecules, which diminishes their luminosity. At present, major manufacturers such as Samsung control this problem by sandwiching the quantum dots in a layer of protective film, but it’s not cost-effective and easily lose the protective function if there is a small pin hole.

 

Inspired by the shield used by the comic book superhero Captain America in the Avengers series, Chen hit upon the idea of giving each quantum dot its own shields about one nanometer in size, which effectively resists water and oxidation and also increases material stability and the display’s lifespan.

 

In the past two years several companies have begun selling televisions with quantum dot technology, but due to the fragile nature of quantum materials, they are difficult to mass produce, and the price is relatively high. However, using Chen’s unique shield technology to protect the quantum dots will significantly reduce production costs.

 

A typical 55-inch quantum dot screen consists of more than 100 million trillion (10 to the 20th power) quantum crystals, and Chen's research team has developed a technique for precisely controlling the size of each quantum dot, so that each quantum crystal differs in size by no more than 0.5 nanometers. Precisely controlling the size of the quantum dots and shields allows them to accurately emit blue, green, yellow, orange, red, infrared, and other colors.

 

 
Source: Businesswire

Northern Data and Canaan Inc Announce Cooperation on Blockchain-technology and AI

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– Canaan is one of the leading blockchain technology companies in the world
– Focus on AI development, Blockchain Technology and Datacenter operations
– Series of additional strategic cooperations to be announced soon


Northern Data AG (XETRA: NB2, ISIN: DE000A0SMU87), one of the largest blockchain solutions and datacenter providers in the world and Canaan Inc, (Nasdaq: CAN, US ISIN: US1347481020) one of the leading blockchain technology companies in the world are happy to announce the beginning of close cooperation in the areas of Artificial Intelligence (AI) development, Blockchain Technology and Datacenter operations.

 

Combining Canaan's excellence in the fields of AI Chip development and ASIC hardware with Northern Data's proven track record at delivering A class Datacenter and Blockchain infrastructure at scale will provide both companies with a solid bedrock to build and expand in this tremendously exciting technology space and catapult both companies together to new heights.

 

With Northern Data's North American and European teams and facilities working in concert with Canaan's advanced R&D teams in Asia, this first step towards a strategic partnership should unlock many additional synergistic projects throughout the blockchain and technology sectors.

 

"We are able to unlock massive potential in some of the fastest-growing industries with this strategic cooperation," says Aroosh Thillainathan, CEO of Northern Data AG. "Canaan is a technical leader in AI and Blockchain Technology and showed an impressive growth over the past few years. We are very excited about our partnership and see a huge upside for both companies."

 

"Northern Data has rich experience in building high-performance computing infrastructure," says NG Zhang CEO of Canaan, "and our research and development (R&D) team is collaborating with Northern Data. Both sides have achieved positive results. In addition, Northern Data will provide computational resources support for our overseas R&D in the US. Canaan looks forward to further cooperation in product development, AI, and high-performance computing with Northern Data in the future."

 

For Northern Data AG, the strategic cooperation with Canaan, Inc. is one of the first of a series of many partnerships with the world's leading players in AI and Blockchain-Technology that are about to be signed over the upcoming months.

 

About Canaan, Inc:

 

Canaan is a leading supercomputing solution provider through its proprietary high-performance computing ASICs. It is dedicated to the availability of supercomputing to everyone, the widespread application of blockchain and AI, and the improvement of social efficiency and people's life. In 2018, Canaan made two major technological breakthroughs, namely mass-producing the first BTC 7nm chip, and being one of the first to deliver commercial edge computing AI chips on RISC-V architecture, now used in access control, smart door locks. Canaan produced in aggregate over 150 million ASICs in 2017, 2018 and the nine months ended September 30, 2019. At the same time, Canaan was the second largest manufacturer of Bitcoin mining machines in the world. On 21st November 2019, Canaan was listed on NASDAQ, making it the first listed company in the Chinese blockchain industry, and the first Chinese AI chips company with independent intellectual property to successfully IPO in the U.S.

 

About Northern Data:

 

Northern Data AG is building a global infrastructure for the field of High-Performance Computing (HPC), which goes far beyond Bitcoin and blockchain applications. The globally operating technology Company evolves from the merger of German Northern Bitcoin AG and American Whinstone US, Inc. and specializes in the infrastructure for blockchain applications, such as Bitcoin mining. For this purpose, the Company offers solutions both stationary in large data centers and in mobile containers, which can be located at any location worldwide. In doing so, it combines self-developed software and hardware with intelligent concepts for sustainable energy supply. In Texas, Whinstone is currently building the largest data center in the USA and, at the same time, the world's largest Bitcoin mining facility. The HPC data center infrastructure built by Northern Data Group is designed to be used not only for blockchain applications but also for numerous other industries, such as game streaming, artificial intelligence, and autonomous driving.

 

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Anti-CAA protestors gather near Coimbatore collectorate , Tirupur and Ooty

Over 30,000 members from Muslim community Wednesday gathered in front of district collectorates here and neighbouring Udhgamandalam and Tirupur as part of their plan to lay siege, seeking immediate withdrawal of CAA. About 8,000 anti-CAA protestors reached the collectorate here in procession from various parts of the city like Ukkadam, Aatjhupalam, Selvapuram, raising slogans against the CAA and Narendra Modi Government. Sensing the possibility of trouble, a large number of police, RapidActon Force and Water cannon and Vajra vehicles are kept ready, with the entrance of Collectorate closed by protecting by erecting barricades. The agitators were holding national flags in their hands and some wearing white caps on which No CAA, No NRC and No NPR were written, while the message was written on the faces of some kids, accompanied by their parents. After assembling in front of the collectorate, the protestors raised slogans in support of their demands, including withdrawal of Act and passing resolution in the State Assembly. The protestors dispersed after some time, easing the tense and anxious moments, as the road has many commercial establishments, railway station and connecting major arterial roads. Meanwhile, nearly 20,000 anti-CAA protestors assembled in front of the collectorate in nearby Tirupur. After raising slogans in support of their demands, the agitators started dispersing, police said. Similarly, around 7,000 anti-CAA protestors took out a march in Udhgaandalam in Nilgiris district to the district collectorate. The agitators from Coonoor, Udhgamandalam and Kothagiri assembled at the Bus Stand and took out procession to the collectorate, raising slogans seeking withdrawal of the act.
Coimbatore : Over 30,000 members from Muslim community Wednesday gathered in front of district collectorates here and neighbouring Udhgamandalam and Tirupur as part of their plan to lay siege, seeking immediate withdrawal of CAA. About 8,000 anti-CAA protestors reached the collectorate here in procession from various parts of the city like Ukkadam, Aatjhupalam, Selvapuram, raising slogans against the CAA and Narendra Modi Government. Sensing the possibility of trouble, a large number of police, RapidActon Force and Water cannon and Vajra vehicles are kept ready, with the entrance of Collectorate closed by protecting by erecting barricades. The agitators were holding national flags in their hands and some wearing white caps on which No CAA, No NRC and No NPR were written, while the message was written on the faces of some kids, accompanied by their parents. After assembling in front of the collectorate, the protestors raised slogans in support of their demands, including withdrawal of Act and passing resolution in the State Assembly. The protestors dispersed after some time, easing the tense and anxious moments, as the road has many commercial establishments, railway station and connecting major arterial roads. Meanwhile, nearly 20,000 anti-CAA protestors assembled in front of the collectorate in nearby Tirupur. After raising slogans in support of their demands, the agitators started dispersing, police said. Similarly, around 7,000 anti-CAA protestors took out a march in Udhgaandalam in Nilgiris district to the district collectorate. The agitators from Coonoor, Udhgamandalam and Kothagiri assembled at the Bus Stand and took out procession to the collectorate, raising slogans seeking withdrawal of the act.

Urban Chronicles – A Graphic Short Story Collection By Nita Bajoria Launched

Business Wire India

‘Urban Chronicles’ – a graphic short story collection by Ms Nita Bajoria was launched at Oxford Book Store recently by acclaimed singer, Ms Usha Uthup, danseuse, Ms Tanushree Shankar and entrepreneur, Ms Swati Gautam. Post the launch of the book, an insightful panel discussion on ‘Urban Women in Contemporary India’ was held which was moderated by Ms Oindrilla Dutt.
 
The infrastructure of built environment categorized by urban sociology has always been a subject of an enigma. Urban Chronicles series is a collection of 3 graphic short stories – Balcony, Smell & Mrs Ramachandran. Unlike typical genres of a comic book, this series is one of its kind that explores life in a metro.
 
“City dwellers are often accused of escaping from their agrarian life towards the comforts of a bourgeois metropolis. But is it true? Is a cosmopolitan devoid of struggles and hardships? My stories are humble attempts to explore the above questions through some light hearted tales that capture this alienated and fragmented reality through an imaginative weave of words and illustrations. Tinged with suspicion, all the three stories, in the first series of Urban Chronicles, are grounded in the contemporary era. While in one a husband tries tackling his suspecting wife, in another, a neighbour’s curiosity brings forth an unexpected truth. And then there is our GBG, aka Gossip Brewers Group who will go to any extent to find out spicy secrets of their society,” said Ms Nita Bajoria, Author.
 
The illustrations of the book are done by Mr Pradipta Mukherjee.
 
Through this book, Ms Nita Bajoria aims to revive the reading habit of women which they had almost forgotten in the midst of the hectic Urban life. Urban Chronicles published by Bee Books and priced at Rs 189/- will be available across all the leading book stores of the country and major online platforms. Source: Businesswire

Radisys and KDDI Research Kick Off 5G Collaboration with Successful Demonstration of RAN Slicing Use Cases

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Radisys® Corporation, a global leader of open telecom solutions, today announced that Radisys and KDDI Research have completed the world’s first successful demonstration showcasing RAN slicing involving different traffic streams with different latency requirements on a single Radio Unit (RU) connected to multiple Centralized Units/Distributed Units in a disaggregated network topology. Network slice orchestration is a central architectural construct for 5G networks and mobile operators crucially need this flexibility to create service-specific network slices to deploy complex 5G services cost effectively.

 

Highlights

 
  • Network slicing is increasingly enabling key use cases that require high data speeds and throughput and low latency, such as Augmented Reality, IoT driven connectivity for smart electricity meters, and on-demand coverage for critical services. To demonstrate 5G RAN slicing, Radisys created the entire end-to-end configuration comprised of the 5G New Radio in Standalone mode operating in sub-6 GHz and the 5G core nodes, and it demonstrated services to ride on network slices.
  • The demonstration included the creation of a network slice for eMBB (Enhanced Media Broadband) service that spanned a pair of Distributed Units (DU) in an edge cloud site and a Centralized Unit User Plane (CU-UP) in a regional cloud site. This allows an architectural construct of a Network Slice consisting of Intelligent Edge and regional cloud with functionalities to host a 5G service. While eMBB is a high-speed data service, another network slice was created for Ultra Reliable and Low Latency Communication (URLLC) service employing another pair of DUs in the edge cloud.
  • Key features of the demonstration include:
    • Network slicing to implement workloads for 5G services both edge and regional clouds
    • Showcasing two important 5G services: eMBB and URLLC
    • Creating multiple slices in a single cell
  • For this demo, Radisys provided an end-to-end configuration consisting of:
    • 5G NR (New Radio) gNodeB in Standalone mode operating in sub-6 GHz frequency range along with RAN controller
    • 5G Core Network including Access and Mobility Management Function (AMF), Session Management Function (SMF) and User Plane Function (UPF)
    • eMBB and URLLC service functionality portioned in edge and regional clouds

“Our deep partnership with KDDI Research is evident with this critical demonstration of advanced network slicing where we connected multiple CUs and DUs to a single RU,” said Arun Bhikshesvaran, CEO, Radisys. “This demo goes beyond the typical single DU and RU binding and really brings to the forefront how mobile operators will manage their networks with intelligent edge deployments and scale into regional clouds to optimize efficiency and operational costs in order to realize the benefits of 5G disaggregation.”

 

“Radisys is a global leader with its 5G enabling technology and we were impressed by the flexibility of its architecture as Radisys was able to realize this complex topology with minimal changes to its stack architecture,” said Yoji Kishi, general manager, KDDI Research. “Collaboration between KDDI Research and Radisys has been ground-breaking and we look forward to further enhancing the RAN Controller based architecture and apply it for Big Data manipulation and Machine Learning to automate the network.”

 

About KDDI Research

 

KDDI Research plays the core of research, development and think tank of KDDI group. Looking to the future beyond 2020, KDDI Research would like to strengthen and accelerate the creation of next-generation technologies and the enhancement of the ability to predict the future across the company, while promoting a seamless flow from research analysis to R&D. In order to provide customers with new value and experiences, we would like to continue the “Challenge for the Future” through such activities.

 

About Radisys

 

Radisys, a global leader in open telecom solutions, enables service providers to drive disruption with new open architecture business models. Radisys’ innovative disaggregated and virtualized enabling technology solutions leverage open reference architectures and standards, combined with open software and hardware to power business transformation for the telecom industry, while its world-class services organization delivers systems integration expertise necessary to solve communications and content providers’ complex deployment challenges. For more information, visit www.Radisys.com.

 

Radisys® is a registered trademark of Radisys. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

 

 
Source: Businesswire

Franchise Partners Outlines Opportunities for Value Creation at Kirin Holdings

Business Wire India
  • Calls for independent review and reversal of diversification strategy
  • Sees potential to reduce substantial conglomerate and capital allocation discounts by refocusing on core beer markets
  • Proposes disposal of stakes in publicly listed, non-core holdings in Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd and FANCL Corporation
  • Raises questions about Company’s proposed overhaul of its board
  • Submits shareholder proposals for upcoming Annual General Meeting


Independent Franchise Partners, LLP (“Franchise Partners”) today launches a website to outline the overlooked value in Kirin Holdings Company, Limited (“Kirin” or “the Company”) (TSE: 2503) and to call for a reversal of its diversification strategy.

 

Franchise Partners has held a position in Kirin since September 2014 based on its view of the fundamentally attractive collection of beer assets in Japan, Australia, Myanmar and the Philippines. The value of these assets is obscured by substantial non-core holdings in the pharmaceutical, bio-pharmaceutical, and skincare industries.

 

Over the past 5 years, Franchise Partners has engaged with the Company’s management and board to encourage them to take practical steps to close the significant conglomerate and capital allocation discounts that are reflected in Kirin’s valuation.

 

To this end, Franchise Partners has submitted proposals for shareholder consideration at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting for Shareholders. These proposals aim to strengthen Kirin’s corporate governance practices, to better align management compensation with shareholder value creation, and to unlock value via disposing of the stakes in non-core assets and returning proceeds to shareholders via share buyback.

 

Franchise Partners notes that Kirin has proposed substantial changes to its board for consideration at its upcoming AGM. Franchise Partners is encouraged that Kirin appears to acknowledge the need to overhaul its board. While the Company’s four candidates appear to meet the technical standard for independence, three of them are financially affiliated with Kirin. Shareholders have reason to question whether these candidates will be allowed to offer genuine oversight of Kirin management or to ask fundamental questions about the current strategy and capital allocation priorities.

 

Franchise Partners believes there are clear paths available to create a more valuable and sustainable Kirin that will serve the long-term interests of all of its stakeholders. Franchise Partners encourages fellow shareholders to present their concerns about the Company’s conglomerate “bridging strategy” directly to Kirin management.

 

A full presentation is available at www.abetterkirin.com.

 

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Source: Businesswire