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Omdia tech analysts select Innovation Award winners at ShowStoppers @ CES 2022

ShowStoppers and Omdia

Analysts at global research leader Omdia today announced winners of the Omdia Innovation Awards at ShowStoppers® at CES, the press event during the CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. The analysts evaluated new consumer electronics and home entertainment, smart home and robotics, mobility, fitness and health, and productivity products introduced during ShowStoppers, which took place January 5, 2022, at the Wynn Hotel & Casino. “We congratulate all the remarkable technology innovators who participated in the event,” said Paul Gagnon, Senior Director of Research for Consumer Electronics and ProAV at Omdia. “The level of innovation that we witnessed at ShowStoppers this year was extraordinary. It is always a tremendous challenge to pick the leaders in each category, but the winners demonstrated the highest level of vision and creativity with products that are in the market today and delivering benefits.” About the awards The Omdia Technology Innovation Awards distinguishes ingenuity and innovation exhibited by companies and products at ShowStoppers @ CES. This year’s awards recognize the most innovative products in these categories: Home Entertainment – Picoo, for Picoo, an outdoor game console that gets kids actively running, jumping and playing together outdoors, and helps to reverse the decline of physical fitness and isolation caused by excessive screen time; and runner-up Viewsonic for the VX1755 portable monitor designed for mobile PC and console gaming. Smart Home & Robotics – GAF Energy, for Timberline Solar Energy Shingles, the world’s first nailable solar shingle. Mobility – SOLO Secure for SOLO Blade, self-defense devices that only work with your biometrics. Fitness, health and wellbeing – Biospectal, for the Biospectal OptiBP™ for iOS and Biodisc™, an all-in-one blood pressure monitor and a monitoring platform that extends smartphones and other connected mobile devices to clinics, hospitals, work and home. Runner-up in this category was Kokoon Technology, for Nightbuds, the world’s thinnest in-ear headphone for side sleepers. Honorable mentions in this category included eMed for the Digital Point-of-Care™ platform that revolutionizes the healthcare industry with the first-of-its-kind at-home rapid testing solution; Jabra for the Jabra Enhance™ Plus medical-grade hearing earbuds for better conversations, music, and calls; Opteev Technologies for Freedom by ViraWarm, the world's first affordable COVID-19 detector.; and Virility Medical for vPatch, the world's first clinically-proven wearable skin patch, scientifically engineered to delay ejaculation. Productivity – OWC for the OWC ministack STX storage and Thunderbolt expansion systems; runner-up Jabra for the Jabra PanaCast 20 for AI-enabled personal video conferencing; with an honorable mention to Air-Clenz Systems for the Air-Clenz ™ Computer Monitor and Laptop System, which captures and cleans workplace air of potential viruses, pollutants and contaminants. The judges are renowned Omdia analysts, including: Paul Gagnon, Senior Research Director | Consumer Electronics & ProAV Paul Gray, Senior Research Manager | Home Devices Ken Park, Senior Research Manager | TV & ProAV Nina Rao, Research Analyst | Consumer Electronics Gerrit Schneemann, Principal Analyst | Smart Phone About Omdia Omdia is a leading research and advisory group focused on the technology industry. With clients operating in over 120 countries, Omdia provides market-critical data, analysis, advice and custom consulting. Omdia was formed in 2020 following the merger of IHS Markit, Tractica, Ovum and Heavy Reading. Sitting at the heart of the Informa Tech portfolio, Omdia reaches over four million technology decision makers, influencers and practitioners that form part of the wider Informa Tech community and has specialist research practices focusing on Enterprise IT, AI, Internet of Things, Communications Service Providers, Cybersecurity, Components & Devices, Media & Entertainment and Government & Manufacturing. For more information about Omdia, please visit Stay connected with Omdia on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. About ShowStoppers Now in its 26th year, ShowStoppers,, is the global leader in producing press and business events spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia. Each event organizes product launches, sneak previews and demonstrations for selected journalists, bloggers, industry and financial analysts, venture capitalists and business executives. Industry leaders, innovators and startups exhibit to generate news coverage and product reviews, make new connections, promote brand and open new markets. ShowStoppers produces official press events at CE Week, IFA and NAB; partners with CTA, IFA, GSMA and CEATEC; and produces events during CES, IFA, MWC, NAB, CE Week, CEATEC and other tradeshows. ShowStoppers TV streams online, broadcasting live press events and conferences, month after month. To learn more about how you and your company can meet the press at ShowStoppers press events in person and online at ShowStoppers TV, contact Lauren Merel,, +1 908-692-6068, or Dave Leon,, +1 845-821-6123. For press registration, please contact Steve Leon,, +1 310-936-8530. Contact Details Informa Tech | Omdia Andy Reese +1 408-220-9601 ShowStoppers Steve Leon +1 310-936-8530 Company Website

January 10, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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CSG Appoints Rasmani Bhattacharya as General Counsel


CSG ® (NASDAQ: CSGS) today announced Rasmani Bhattacharya as General Counsel, where she will lead the company’s legal and compliance teams. Bhattacharya joins the company at a time of accelerated growth and brings vital global leadership experience that will help CSG elevate and transform every part of its business. “CSG is focused on winning big in the market by having the best culture, the best talent, and the most globally diverse team that puts our customers and employees first,” said Brian Shepherd, CEO of CSG. “Adding an executive with Rasmani’s proven talent and experience is a huge momentum builder for CSG and our 5,000+ employees around the world, who are committed to helping the biggest brands monetize, engage, and retain their customers in a digital world.” Previously, Bhattacharya served as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary at Gates Corporation. She led a global team responsible for legal, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, regulatory, compliance, insurance, and environmental matters worldwide with subsidiaries in over 30 countries. She played a central role in the dual track sale and IPO process of Gates to a private equity investor, as well as the divestiture of all non-core businesses around the world. A results-driven leader with a broad and deep global background, Bhattacharya has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions supporting business transformations, including joint ventures, corporate restructurings, and strategic partnerships. “I am honored to join CSG and work with Brian and this outstanding team” said Bhattacharya. “CSG’s strategic vision and guiding principles resonate deeply with me. I look forward to strengthening our culture, accelerating our business growth, and helping CSG be an even better corporate citizen that makes a bigger difference in the communities where we operate.” # # # About CSG CSG is a leader in innovative customer engagement, revenue management and payments solutions that make ordinary customer experiences extraordinary. Our cloud-first architecture and customer-obsessed mindset help companies around the world launch new digital services, expand into new markets, and create dynamic experiences that capture new customers and build brand loyalty. For nearly 40 years, CSG’s technologies and people have helped some of the world’s most recognizable brands solve their toughest business challenges and evolve to meet the demands of today’s digital economy with future-ready solutions that drive exceptional customer experiences. With 5,000 employees in over 20 countries, CSG is the trusted technology provider for leading global brands in telecommunications, retail, financial services, and healthcare. Our solutions deliver real world outcomes to more than 900 customers in over 120 countries. To learn more, visit us at and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Copyright © 2022 CSG Systems International, Inc. and/or its affiliates (“CSG”). All rights reserved. CSG® is a registered trademark of CSG Systems International, Inc. All third-party trademarks, service marks, and/or product names which are referenced in this document are the property of their respective owners, and all rights therein are reserved. Contacts: Tammy Hovey Global Public Relations +1 (917) 520-2751 John Rea Investor Relations +1 (210) 687-4409 Contact Details Tammy Hovey +1 917-520-2751 Company Website

January 10, 2022 06:35 AM Mountain Standard Time

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Foresight: Eye-Net Enters Indian Market with Pilot Project for Fleet Telematics

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd.

Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX), an innovator in automotive vision systems, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Eye-Net Mobile Ltd. (“Eye-Net” or “Eye-Net Mobile”), will begin its first pilot project in India with a local telematics company, a venture facilitated by Eye-Net’s Indian distributor. Telematics, also known as fleet tracking, refers to the methodology of monitoring fleets, vehicles and drivers’ behavior by using GPS technology and onboard diagnostics. The Indian telematics company will evaluate the performance of the Eye-Net™ Protect collision prediction solution in various scenarios, including those involving vehicles, pedestrians and bicycle riders. Successful evaluation may lead to possible commercialization and integration of Eye-Net Protect into the service suite offered by the telematics company to its commercial fleets and governmental operators of vehicles such as ambulances, city buses and taxis. “We believe that working with a local distributor is the right strategic choice as we begin this first pilot project in India, a true door opener for Eye-Net into the Indian market and one that will potentially expand our presence in Asia. The collaboration with a telematics company indicates the added value of our solution to automotive-related industries, enhancing vehicle safety and potentially preventing accidents and saving lives,” said Dror Elbaz, COO and Deputy CEO of Eye-Net Mobile. For more information about Eye-Net Mobile, please visit, or follow the Company’s LinkedIn page, Eye-Net Mobile; Twitter, @EyeNetMobile1; and Instagram channel, Eyenetmobile1, the contents of which are not incorporated into this press release. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates" and similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For example, Foresight is using forward-looking statements in this press release when it discusses its belief that working with a local distributor is the right strategic choice, that the collaboration is a door opener for Eye-Net into the Indian market with the potential to expand its presence in Asia and that the collaboration indicates the added value of its solution. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on Foresight’s current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual results, performance or achievements of Foresight could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in Foresight's annual report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 30, 2021, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, Foresight undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release. Foresight is not responsible for the contents of third-party websites. About Foresight Foresight Autonomous Holdings Ltd. (Nasdaq and TASE: FRSX) is a technology company developing smart multi-spectral vision software solutions and cellular-based applications. Through the Company’s wholly owned subsidiaries, Foresight Automotive Ltd. and Eye-Net Mobile Ltd., Foresight develops both “in-line-of-sight” vision systems and “beyond-line-of-sight” accident-prevention solutions. Foresight’s vision solutions include modules of automatic calibration, sensor fusion and dense 3D point cloud that can be applied to diverse markets such as automotive, defense, autonomous vehicles and heavy industrial equipment. Eye-Net Mobile’s cellular-based solution suite provides real-time pre-collision alerts to enhance road safety and situational awareness for all road users in the urban mobility environment by incorporating cutting-edge AI technology and advanced analytics. For more information about Foresight and its wholly owned subsidiary, Foresight Automotive, visit, follow @ForesightAuto1 on Twitter, or join Foresight Automotive on LinkedIn. Contact Details Investor Relations Contact: Miri Segal-Scharia, CEO, MS-IR LLC +1 917-607-8654 Company Website

January 10, 2022 08:10 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Duality Robotics awarded DARPA project for photorealistic environmental simulation and sensing for autonomous UGVs

Duality Robotics

DARPA’s RACER-Sim program leverages advanced simulation to accelerate development of autonomous off-road vehicles that strive to match soldier driving abilities Duality to provide 20 km x 4 km photoreal and tunable virtual environment to simulate vehicle’s diverse operating conditions Precise digital twin of the vehicle is capable of streaming high fidelity, real time synthetic data from virtual sensors Duality and Neya Systems to close the loop between real and virtual worlds for virtualized validation in complex terrain Duality Robotics has been selected as a provider of advanced environmental simulation technology to help bridge the gap from virtual to real-world environments as part of DARPA’s (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) RACER-Sim program. Over the next four years, the goal of DARPA’s Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency – Simulation (RACER-Sim) program is to ensure that algorithms can be developed, validated and deployed more efficiently to enable autonomous unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) that meet or exceed soldier driving abilities in diverse terrains and operating conditions. To help meet this goal, Duality Robotics will leverage its expertise in bridging the physical and virtual worlds, as well as its Falcon platform for advanced digital twin simulation. The Duality Robotics team is also tasked with building a 80 km 2 realistic environment wherein autonomous vehicle systems can be designed and validated, ensuring their ability to maneuver off-road landscapes as precisely as humans. To capture the natural variations of a physical environment, no two square meters of this environment will be identical. In addition, the environment can be tuned to increase or decrease vegetation cover, rock sizes and other operating conditions using Pixar’s open-source Universal Scene Description (USD) format — the interoperable 3D data model that forms the backbone of Duality’s platform. The other key building block of Duality’s platform is the Unreal Engine from Epic Games which functions as a 3D operating system for the Falcon simulator as well as an authoring ecosystem with readily available 3D assets and talent. Duality has partnered with Neya Systems, a division of Applied Research Associates, to leverage Neya’s autonomy expertise to validate the developed technologies through testing, data collection, machine modeling, and integration with autonomy stacks. By connecting to the data streams from virtual sensors in Falcon, the autonomy algorithms will make complex driving decisions in real time and pass back machine actuation commands to the digital twin of the UGV. This closed loop simulation will also allow RACER participants to more quickly understand the implications of algorithm and code changes in their autonomy software, run regressions to ensure system stability, and collect synthetic data to train their machine learning (ML) models. “In partnership with DARPA and the other RACER program participants, Duality Robotics and Neya Systems will help accelerate innovation in environmental simulation and autonomy software for mission critical UGV applications,” said Michael Taylor, Chief Product Officer, Duality Robotics. “Duality is building foundational infrastructure for improving automated unmanned vehicles’ safety, reliability and adaptability in and around complex operating environments.” “With these tools and capabilities, Neya can quickly create a range of scenarios, validate new software builds and measure system performance parameters at a fraction of the cost,” said Mike Formica, Division Manager, Neya Systems. About DARPA’s Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency – Simulation (RACER-Sim) Program The RACER-Sim program is seeking to develop technologies that bridge the gap from simulation to the real world and significantly reduce the cost of off-road autonomy development. While the past decade has seen increased use of simulation in developing field robotics, the military off-road environment is especially challenging and complex. Requirements include re-creating three-dimensional surfaces, compliant soils and vegetation, hundreds of obstacle classes, and unique platform-surface interactions. In addition, modeling the high speed off-road performance of sensors/modalities and their interaction with the environment remains a software and processing challenge. Over a four year timeline, RACER-Sim will develop technologies that are applicable to the off-road environment in the areas of algorithm development, simulation element technologies, and simulator content generation. About Neya Systems Neya Systems, a division of Applied Research Associates, is a leader in advanced off-road autonomy and high-level multi-robot mission planning. Neya provides innovative solutions to customers in the defense, mining, construction, and security industries. Neya’s full-stack autonomy includes capabilities in low-level control, perception, safeguarded teleoperation, full autonomy, and multi-agent mission planning. To learn more, visit About Duality Robotics With over 50 patents across robotics, simulation and visualization, Duality’s multidisciplinary team is building the enterprise Metaverse for solving real world problems. Accurate digital twins of environments and operating systems result in high-fidelity data and predictive behavior modeling that enables Duality’s customers to deploy automated systems robustly and at scale. For more information, visit Contact Details Jenna Beaucage Company Website

January 10, 2022 08:07 AM Eastern Standard Time

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McDade Products, LLC Joins Forces with G Medical Tests and Services to Provide U.S. Retailers with Millions of COVID-19 at-Home PCR Test Kits

G Medical Innovations Holdings

FDA EUA-approved PCR collection kit tests provide 24-hour certified lab results and retail for $9.99 In response to a national shortage of COVID-19 test options, Pittsburgh-based McDade Products, LLC has partnered with G Medical Tests and Services, a division of G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: GMVD), to manufacture several million U.S. FDA Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) approved COVID-19 PCR collection test kits available for retailers for sale by the end of January, 2022. McDade Products is a division of McDade Group, a specialty sales, marketing, and distribution company serving the U.S. retail industry. McDade Products is now accepting orders for the co-branded LiveNow PCR Collection Kit, which will retail for $9.99. The diagnostic PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test detects the presence or absence of SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Users register with the lab online, collect a nasal swab sample at home, and send the sample to G Medical’s CLIA-certified lab with the pre-paid return pack. On average, tests results are expected to be available online within 24 hours from the time the sample is received. G Medical’s labs are approved by the FDA under the EUA. Currently, G Medical has two CLIA-certified labs; one in Southern California, and the other in North Carolina. In addition, G Medical has launched six testing centers in California, with many more planned. G Medical’s labs are capable of being run 24 hours per day 7 days a week, and can each process up to 24,000 COVID tests per hour to meet the current demand. The first test kit order is for 4 million units. G Medical will be selling these units wholesale for $3.25 each, reflecting gross profit of $7 million. Additionally, G Medical expects to be paid an average of $85.00 per test through each patient’s insurance. According to Grand View Research ( the global PCR and real time PCR molecular diagnostics market was valued at over USD $23.6 Billion in 2020 and expected to expand at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 0.9% between 2021 and 2028. “For decades, we’ve been committed to empowering clinicians and patients to better manage their health outcomes. By partnering with McDade Products, we can make our SARS-CoV2 certified lab testing accessible and convenient for customers and retailers nationwide. With new cases abound, and the world grappling with PCR test shortages there is a tremendous opportunity to provide safety, and relief to the world economy with a significant financial benefit to our shareholders,” said Dr. Yacov Geva, President and CEO of G Medical Innovations. “As a trusted and established next-generation mobile health and e-health company that provides clinical and consumer medical-grade health monitoring solutions, G Medical Innovations enables us to offer our retail customers with an end-to-end solution to address the national shortage of reliable COVID-19 diagnostic tests,” said Michael McDade, CEO of McDade Products, LLC. Visit to place orders for the LiveNow PCR Collection Kits. About McDade Group Founded in 1994, McDade Group is a growing and dynamic sales, marketing, and distribution services company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. The company has expanded to provide solutions in distribution, category management, full-service merchandising, and consulting across the U.S. retail industry. Many of the world’s leading CPG manufacturers rely on the ability of McDade Group to build strong industry relationships and deliver services, insights, and expertise for hundreds of their products. Visit: or LinkedIn: About G Medical Innovations G Medical Innovations Holdings Ltd. is an early commercial stage healthcare company engaged in the development of next generation mHealth and telemedicine solutions and monitoring service platforms. The Company’s solutions and services can empower consumers, patients and providers to better monitor, manage and improve clinical and personal health outcomes, especially for those who suffer from cardiovascular disease (or CVD), pulmonary disease and diabetes. The Company’s current product lines consist of its Prizma medical device (or Prizma), a clinical grade device that can transform almost any smartphone into a medical monitoring device enabling both healthcare providers and individuals to monitor, manage and share a wide range of vital signs and biometric indicators; its Extended Holter Patch System, a multi-channel patient-worn biosensor that captures electrocardiography (or ECG) data continuously, including its QT Syndrome Prolongation Detection Capabilities Patch. In addition, the Company is developing its Wireless Vital Signs Monitoring System (or VSMS), which is expected to provide full, continuous and real time monitoring of a wide range of vital signs and biometrics. Its monitoring services include provision of Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (or IDTF) monitoring services and private monitoring services. Visit Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates” and similar expressions or variations of such words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on G Medical’s and McDade Products’ current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual results, performance or achievements of G Medical and McDade Products could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release. For example, G Medical is using forward-looking statements when it discusses delivery of purchase orders, plans to open Covid-19 testing centers in California, timing of the delivery of tests results, anticipated gross profits, financial benefit to shareholders, and addressing the national shortage of reliable COVID-19 diagnostic tests. The forward-looking statements contained or implied in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in G Medical’s prospectus filed pursuant to Rule 424(b)(4), filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on June 28, 2021, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, the companies undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. References and links to websites have been provided as a convenience, and the information contained on such websites is not incorporated by reference into this press release. G Medical and McDade Products are not responsible for the contents of third-party websites. Investor Relations CONTACT: G Medical Innovations Kobi Ben-Efraim, CFO +972 8-958-4777 McDade Products, LLC Jennifer Faines 412-559-2860 Contact Details G-Medical Innovations Kobi Ben-Efraim, CFO +972 8-958-4777 Company Website

January 10, 2022 07:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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VinAI, world’s top 25 AI research-based company, makes first in-person debut of its product suite at CES 2022


HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 8 January 2022 - VinAI, the world’s top 25 AI research-based company, makes the first in-person debut of its cutting-edge product suite at the 2022 Consumer Electronics Show (CES). VinAI showcases multi-object video analysis solution Smart Edge at CES 2022 Hailed as the most prominent tech affair, CES has been a global stage for the industry’s next-gen technologies for 50 years. Gathering thousands of businesses and entrepreneurs, 2022 marks CES’s physical return after its first-ever virtual show in 2021. Strong safety measures such as vaccination requirements, masking, etc., are in place to ensure the well-being of exhibitors and employees. At the three-day event, VinAI displays its product portfolio Smart Mobility, Smart Edge, and Smart Data with in-person product demonstrations. The product line-up highlights the next phase of VinAI ambition, from a globally recognized AI research lab to a product-led tech company committed to delivering purposeful innovation. Smart Mobility – A Suite that Transforms Automotive Safety and Comfort Smart Mobility is the next-generation intelligent in-vehicle solution that combines in-car monitoring (Driver and Occupant Monitoring System) and surrounding sensory systems (360-degree Surround View Monitoring System). The suite is expected to help VinAI arrive at one ultimate mission: Transforming the automotive industry by making driving safer and more comfortable with AI. Until the driverless future comes into a reality, humans will still be in the loop, and technology is here to ensure drivers’ safety and alertness. Backed by VinAI’s world-class facial recognition technology, which ranks sixth in the NIST’s WILD category, the in-cabin Driver and Occupant Monitoring System will alert if the driver is fatigued, drowsy; or engrossed in poor driving habits such as phone usage, smoking, distraction, etc. The system ranks high on compatibility, with the ability to integrate seamlessly with multiple hardware platforms, allowing automotive manufacturers to optimize switching costs. Also on display is be the 360-degree Surround View Monitoring. By rendering a 360-degree view from four single fisheye cameras and leveraging artificial intelligence, VinAI’s Surround View Monitoring offers drivers complete awareness of the vehicle’s surroundings and eliminates blind spots while its AI model automatically recognized pedestrians, bikes, cars and notify the driver of potential dangerous situations. The solution can be seamlessly integrated into different car segments with high technical feasibility, ensuring all drivers enjoy a safe and comfortable road experience. Smart Data – a suite for data-centric AI development During CES 2022, VinAI also unveils Smart Data. Ambitious to speed up the development of data-centric AI products at an order of magnitude, Smart Data is a game-changer in the AI full-lifecycle services provider’s segment. Smart Data is a one-stop-shop solution for optimal data efficiency with a full AI-lifecycle platform and services, from labeling, annotation, model development, validation, deployment to monitoring. With Smart Data, VinAI aspires to accompany businesses of all sizes on their journey to building and operating AI products effectively while optimizing costs. Smart Edge – A product line that Turns Visuals into Actionable Insights With Smart Edge, VinAI uses artificial intelligence to give the brain to the modern-day digital eyes. Smart Edge is a multi-object video analysis solution that leverages deep learning to transform conventional cameras and access control devices into intelligent systems. The solution turns visual into actionable insights, creating values for businesses and communities alike. Using deep learning algorithms, the solution ensures stable and accurate facial recognition, even when people wear the mask. Alongside commercial purposes, this product line looks to protect and improve the public’s health, especially when COVID-19 shows no sign of slowing down. “All of our product lines are “market-ready” and have been well-received by customers and business partners for their cost-effectiveness, seamless integration, and high performance ” said Hung Bui, former Google DeepMind and current CEO of VinAI. “ With a seasoned team of nearly 200 high-profile researchers and engineers, we continuously focus on developing advanced and innovative features to serve a mission of bringing tomorrow’s intelligence to solve today’s problems. We plan to dominate the Vietnamese market, and gradually expand to the international markets in the coming years.” Three years into inception, VinAI has proved its capability to deliver high-quality research publications and commercialize world-class AI products. Its product lines, from Smart Mobility, Smart Data to Smart Edge, validate the company’s commitment to embracing technologies to address daily life problems./. About VinAI Established in 2019, VinAI is one of the world’s top 25 AI research-based companies with a myriad of practical research projects. Bringing together 200 high-profile researchers and engineers and led by Dr. Hung Bui, a former Google DeepMind research scientist, VinAI is en route to delivering purposeful innovation and leading a product-led culture. Headquartered in Hanoi, Vietnam, VinAI is expanding globally with our tech hub presence in the United States and Australia. About Vingroup Established in 1993, Vingroup is one of the leading private conglomerates in the region, with a total capitalization of $35 billion USD from three publicly traded companies (as of November 4, 2021). Vingroup currently focuses on three main areas: Technology and Industry, Services and Social Enterprise. Find out more at: Contact Details Vingroup Media Contact Company Website

January 08, 2022 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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META WORLD gets invested up to USD 20 million from SAPA Thale Group to develop Blockchain projects


SINGAPORE - Media OutReach - 7 January 2022 - SAPA Thale group, specialized in ventures just announced that it has invested USD 20 million in the Blockchain ecosystem called Meta World (METAD) developed in Switzerland. Billionaire Mai Vu Minh, the Executive Chairman of SAPA Thale group said that with Meta World, SAPA Thale aims for "a large digital economy" that will open up right inside the virtual universe under construction. Trade will be a big part of Meta World, where users can sell both physical and digital products. "Meta World (METAD) will create millions of jobs for developers and creators, and be one of the most advanced digital infrastructures in the world" added billionaire Mai Vu Minh. “This ecosystem will be developed in 6 areas: Smart contracts, financial services, play-to-earn games (GAMES - NFTs), supply chain, health care and cryptocurrencies to serve the ecosystem and partners of METAD worldwide” said Michael Sam, CEO of Meta World.. Smart contracts: Blockchain-based smart contracts are proposed contracts that can be partially or fully executed or enforced without human interaction. One of the main objectives of a smart contract is automated escrow. A key feature of smart contracts is that they do not need a trusted third party (such as a trustee) to act as an intermediary between contracting entities -the blockchain network executes the contract on its own. This may reduce friction between entities when transferring value and could subsequently open the door to a higher level of transaction automation. Financial services: Within financial services, Meta World offers distinct blockchain products and services that conjoin our deep technological expertise with our traditional advisory and financial services experience and domain knowledge. Meta World is enabling and driving change across sectors. It is pro-actively evaluating many of the business ecosystems that can be enabled by blockchain and working with our clients to manage the business transformations made possible by this technology. Securitization, Payments and settlements, Intercompany settlement, Syndicated loans, Digital asset custody. Games Play to Earn (GAMES - NFTs): Blockchain technology, such as cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs), has been used in video games for monetization. Many live-service games offer in-game customization options, such as character skins or other in-game items, which the players can earn and trade with other players using in-game currency. Supply chain: Blockchain technology can be used to build applications on which multiple parties can transact directly via a peer-to-peer network, without the need for a central authority to verify transactions. Each network participant has access to a shared ledger that immutably and cryptographically records all transactions, and there is no single network owner. Healthcare: B lockchain has a wide range of applications and uses in healthcare. The ledger technology facilitates the secure transfer of patient medical records, manages the medicine supply chain and helps healthcare researchers unlock genetic code. Cryptocurrencies: A cryptocurrency is a tradable digital asset or digital form of money, built on blockchain technology that only exists online. Cryptocurrencies use encryption to authenticate and protect transactions, hence their name. There are currently over a thousand different cryptocurrencies in the world, and many see them as the key to a fairer future economy. SAPA Thale sees the potential of Blockchain use for ensuring supply chain transparency, enabling quick transaction payments, digitalizing art and ensuring data privacy. “Using Blockchain can bring unprecedented security, trust, automation and efficiency to almost any type of transaction” said SAPA Thale’s Chairman. Contact Details MTAWD Company Website

January 07, 2022 08:30 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Investment in Ciaotou Science and Technology Park Gains Momentum Over 100 Enterprises have Shown Interest during SEMICON TAIWAN 2021

Economic Development Bureau, Kaohsiung City Government

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN - Media OutReach - 7 January 2022 - The world's second-largest international semiconductor convention, "SEMICON TAIWAN 2021," was held at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall. The 3-day exhibition ended today (December 30). Over 600 enterprises participated in the event, which attracted more than 40 thousand visitors. The Economic Development Bureau of Kaohsiung City Government hosted the "Invest Kaohsiung Pavilion," which was the first-ever local government participation. With the recent investment boom in Kaohsiung, the effort has attracted interest from over 100 enterprises. The Ciaotou Science and Technology Park that just underwent the site selection and investment recruitment last week received the most inquiries regarding development progress, stationing conditions, tax concessions, etc. It appears that more large factories will be recruited to invest in the Kaohsiung team. The Kaohsiung City Government's "Invest Kaohsiung Pavilion" held non-stop events during the 3-day exhibition period. It first hosted a "surprise draw" to hand out prizes and attract visitors during the opening day. Then the pavilion successively arranged for Vice President Sunny Li of Kaohsiung's packaging and testing leader ASE, Vice President Elton Tsang of major IC factory NXP Semiconductors, Professor Che-Hsin Lin of the Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering (National Sun Yat-Sen University), and other industry and academic experts to share about the future investments in Kaohsiung's industrial parks as well as the development of Kaohsiung's semiconductor industry. These efforts have attracted large crowds. The Economic Development Bureau pointed out that the walls of the "Invest Kaohsiung Pavilion" showcased the location distributions for Kaohsiung's industries in science parks. It also exhibited the industrial chain clusters on the semiconductor S corridor, marked the indicator manufacturers stationed in each park, and showed the latest development layout for Kaohsiung's semiconductor industry. Many vendors from Taichung were surprised that Kaohsiung has already formed semiconductor industry clusters and is considering early deployment. During the exhibition period, vendors in semiconductor wafer material, equipment and manufacturer, system integration, and other fields have made inquiries. Many well-known enterprises have also shown high interest in investing in Kaohsiung. Tai-Hsiang Liao, Director of the Economic Development Bureau, indicated that foreign enterprises had already been stationed in the Nanzih Export Processing Zone to invest in the semiconductor industry. But at the time, Kaohsiung still focused on processing exports and heavy industry as its main industrial development. After taking office, Mayor Chi-Mai Chen has taken advantage of the Central Government's "Greater South Plan" to deploy semiconductor industry development by actively recruiting investments and accelerating the science park developments in Ciaotou, Renwu, and the Asia New Bay Area. Mr. Tai-Hsiang Liao indicated that the CPC Corp.'s oil refinery will be transformed into Nanzih Industrial Park to become a core semiconductor industry development zone, which will extend southward to Renwu, Linyuan, Xiaogang, and then connect to the Southern Taiwan Science Park to form the "S Corridor of Southern Semiconductor Industry." This allows the semiconductor industry to create a complete supply chain from materials, IC design, wafer manufacturing, packaging, and testing. "Now is the best time to invest in Kaohsiung!" Elton Tsang, Vice President of NXP Semiconductors, indicated that NXP Semiconductors has settled in Kaohsiung since 1967. The Kaohsiung plant has become one of the world's key production bases from packaging and testing to quality inspection and product development. It will include automotive electronics, smart identification, and other industries in the future. We look forward to deepening the cooperation with the Kaohsiung City Government to stimulate the overall industry. Professor Che-Hsin Lin of the Department of Mechanical and Electro-Mechanical Engineering at National Sun Yat-Sen University indicated that Kaohsiung's early petrochemical and electronic industries development have flourished and gathered energy for the semiconductor industry. Its smooth water and electricity supply and accelerated land remediation period are why TSMC has chosen to station in Kaohsiung. Kaohsiung's industry is continuing to develop toward high-value and in-depth industries. The city also hopes that the Southern Semiconductor S Corridor will create more job opportunities and accelerate the industrial transformation for Kaohsiung City. The Economic Development Bureau indicated that land is the primary concern for enterprise investment. The Ciaotou Science and Technology Park that just started recruitment last week is located within Ciaotou's new town. The base is located in the agricultural area on the north side of the first campus of Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology. Adjacent to the right side is National Freeway 1. The total area comprises 262 hectares, including 164 hectares for industrial use. It also includes the residential area on the west side of National Highway 1, commercial areas, parks and green spaces, roads, and other public facilities. It is the only science park in Taiwan with tax deductions for vendors and will be a critical base for Taiwan's scientific and technological development throughout the next decade. Enterprises are welcome to invest and deploy as early as possible. Please contact the Kaohsiung investment office hotline 07-3360888 for assistance from dedicated service personnel. Contact Details Olivier Shan

January 07, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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Exchange Listing Client AppTech Payments Corp. approved for NASDAQ listing

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Exchange Listing LLC announced that its client, AppTech Payments Corp. (“ AppTech Payments Corp. ” or the “Company”) ( Nasdaq: “APCX”) finalized its Nasdaq Capital Markets listing on January 5, 2022. Exchange Listing advised AppTech Payments on all aspects of preparation and execution of the listing. Simultaneous with the NASDAQ listing, AppTech announced the pricing of its underwritten public offering of 3,614,458 units, each unit consisting of one share of common stock (the “Common Stock”) and one warrant (the “Warrants”) to purchase one share of Common Stock, at a public offering price of $4.15 per unit, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $15.0 million, prior to deducting underwriting discounts, commissions, and other estimated offering expenses. The offering is expected to close on or about January 7, 2022, subject to satisfaction of customary closing conditions. EF Hutton, a division of Benchmark Investments, LLC, acted as the sole book-running manager for the offering. Based in Carlsbad, CA, the emerging fintech Company operates an embedded, highly secure digital payments and banking platform that powers commerce experiences for clients and their customers. The Company’s patented and proprietary software delivers innovative payments, banking and financial services experiences that can be taken “off-the-shelf” or connected to AppTech’s proprietary RESTful API system. “The Exchange Listing team advised us throughout the listing and financing process as well as to troubleshoot issues related to some of the most critical and sensitive milestones,” explains Luke D’Angelo, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, AppTech Payments Corp. “We would not be trading on the Nasdaq today without their incredible support and guidance throughout this complex experience.” “In tracking the fintech sector, the AppTech Payments financial technology model is extremely cutting edge and scalable,” asserted Peter Goldstein, Exchange Listing CEO. “In a post-COVID world, the Company’s innovative payment technology and broad array of product offerings will satisfy customer expectations and operational requirements,” he added. Exchange Listing provides companies with cost-effective and efficient direct access to one-stop solutions in the strategic planning and implementation of listing on senior exchanges such as the Nasdaq or NYSE. Focusing on company-specific structuring to meet listing requirements, Exchange Listing serves as the primary point of contact with the exchange, investment bankers and lawyers throughout the listing process. With extensive experience in investment banking, securities law, corporate governance and business management, Exchange Listing and its strategic partners facilitate clients' listing and capital markets objectives. About Exchange Listing Exchange Listing provides growth companies with direct access to a one-stop solution in the strategic planning and implementation of listing on a senior exchange such as NASDAQ or NYSE in a cost effective and efficient process. We assist clients in going public whether through an initial public offering, listing from another marketplace, merger or direct offering. We serve as the primary point of contact with the exchange, investment bankers, lawyers and other service providers. Our founders, strategic partners and advisors are entrepreneurs with backgrounds in investment banking, securities law, corporate governance and business management and have served as officers and directors of public and private companies. We pride ourselves in taking a hands-on role with our clients throughout the listing process. For more information, please visit: or contact Contact Details Julie Livingston +1 347-239-0249 Company Website

January 06, 2022 08:02 AM Eastern Standard Time

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