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Essential Patent Data for the Top-100 IP Players Involved in the GaN Technology – Research and Markets

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DUBLIN, Mar. 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ —

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “GaN Technology Top-100 IP Profiles” report to their offering.

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The report provides essential patent data for IP players related to GaN technology. It identifies 100 major patent holders involved in GaN technology, and its provides in a single slide the IP profile of each main patent holder including: time evolution of patent publications, geographic map of patenting activity, technical segments, highly cited patents, main IP competitors and IP collaborators.

Moreover, the current diversification of GaN-related research activities is remarkable, ranging from advanced optical sources and single-electron devices to physical, chemical, and biological sensors, optical detectors, and energy converters. In this dynamic and large context, it is necessary to have a clear overview of main companies and research laboratories involved in this technology domain.

Time evolution of patent publications shows the number of patent publications of the company between 1995 and 2016. The number of patent families related to GaN technology is also indicated. Moreover, for each country or geographical zone (USA, Europe, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China), a mapping of patenting activity is presented. A patent portfolio segmentation is provided to understand the technologies claimed by each main assignee. This segmentation shows the number of patent families by application (LED, LASER, Power, RF and Crystal growth), growth substrate (Sapphire, Silicon, Silicon Carbide) and  growth technique (MOCVD, MBE, HVPE, Ammonothermal and LPE). A selection of patents receiving a high number of citations is provided to identify quickly key technologies filed by each patent assignee. Main competitors have been selected for each IP player. Keep Reading

Medical Ceramics Market is Expected to Reach $5,841 Million by 2022, Globally-Allied Market Research

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PORTLAND, Oregon and PUNE, India, March 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ —

A new report published by Allied Market Research titled, Medical Ceramics Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 20142022“, projects that the global medical ceramics market was valued at $3,850 million in 2015, and is expected to reach $5,841 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 6.2% from 2016 to 2022. Implants segment is expected to remain the highest revenue contributor throughout the forecast period. U.S. held the leading position in the global market in 2015, and is expected to maintain its lead throughout the study period.

 

Summary of the Medical Ceramics Market can be accessed on the website at:https://www.alliedmarketresearch.com/medical-ceramics-market

According to Eswara Prasad, Team Lead Chemical Research at Allied Market Research, Medical ceramics are widely preferred in dentistry due to their large compressive and load bearing capacity and similarity with dental materials such as enamel.

The upsurge in the demand for medical ceramics from medical device industry creates attractive opportunities for market growth. Properties of medical ceramics such as high compressive strength and biodegradability, which are necessary for bone implants are leading market growth. Medical ceramics minimize bone ingrowth, which is a key factor boosting its adoption in the market. Growth in applications of medical ceramics for inartificial total hip, knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist; bone plates, screws, wires; intramedullary nails; permanently implanted artificial limbs; spinal fusion; alveolar bone replacements, mandibular reconstruction; and tooth replacement implants has opened new growth avenues for medical ceramics market. Growth in ceramic implants market has also fueled the demand for medical ceramics as it can be framed to match the material properties of a natural bone.

The application of the medical ceramics in the implants segments holds highest share in 2015 and is expected to maintain its lead throughout the forecast period. The increase in use of ceramics as rigid materials to manufacture implants is due to absence of prosthetics, thus reducing the risk of bacterial growth. Zirconia and alumina are the most commonly used ceramic materials used to develop implants. Zirconia, a type of bio-inert ceramic is expected to be the fastest growing segment in the global medical ceramics market followed by piezo ceramics. Ceramics are preferred for orthopedic implants by manufacturers due to their high resistance and biochemical inertness. Alumina is the most commonly used ceramic utilized for manufacturing orthopedic implants. Keep Reading

Moxian. Inc. Establishes Strategic Partnership with Leading IT Product Wholesaler in Guangzhou

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SHENZHEN, China, March 15, 2017 / 360WiseNews/ — Moxian, Inc. (“Moxian” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: MOXC), an offline-to-online (O2O) integrated social media platform operator, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership (the “Partnership”) agreement with Lap Hang Technology Co., Ltd. (“Lap Hang”),  a Guangzhou-based wholesaler and distributor of computers and peripherals with over 23 years of history operating out of Guangzhou Pacific Computer City and serving over 10,000 merchants through its sales and distribution network.

Under the Partnership agreement, Lap Hang and its merchant partners will utilize Moxian’s fully integrated O2O mobile platform to manage customer relations and promotion and reward programs. Moxian will also help Lap Hang build a virtual community B2M mobile platform which features social networking, gaming, Moxian’s patent-pending virtual currency engine and an online reward redemption center.

James Tan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Moxian, commented, “This mutually beneficial partnership gives each party the opportunity to fully leverage the counter party’s growth for its own benefit through Moxian’s powerful platform and unique data sharing scheme.  We believe the Partnership will allow Lap Hang and its merchant partners to effectively transform from a traditional B2B model to a B2B2C model, and thus significantly extend its business scope, cut out the middleman, and improve its CRM and marketing effectiveness. We look forward to this Partnership to bear fruit in the near future.” Keep Reading

California existing home sales and median price accelerate from a year ago, C.A.R. reports

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– Existing, single-family home sales totaled 400,500 in February on a seasonally adjusted annualized rate, down 4.7 percent from January and up 4.9 percent from February 2016.

– February’s statewide median home price was $478,790, down 2.2 percent from January and up 7.6 percent from February 2016.

– At the regional level, the Inland Empire and the Los Angeles metro area experienced healthy annual sales gains of 7.1 percent and 3.1 percent, respectively, while affordability and inventory pressures continue to stifle the San Francisco Bay Area market, which declined 2.7 percent from a year ago.

LOS ANGELES, March 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — After starting the year on a positive note in January, California home sales and median price backpedaled on a monthly basis in February, but still showed strong gains on a yearly basis, the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.) said today.

Closed escrow sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California remained above the 400,000 benchmark for the 11th consecutive month and totaled a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 400,500 units in February, according to information collected by C.A.R. from more than 90 local REALTOR® associations and MLSs statewide. The statewide sales figure represents what would be the total number of homes sold during 2017 if sales maintained the February pace throughout the year. It is adjusted to account for seasonal factors that typically influence home sales.

The February figure was down 4.7 percent from the 420,100 level in January and up 4.9 percent compared with home sales in February 2016 of a revised 381,770, which was the weakest sales level in 2016.

“While it’s encouraging to kick off the year with back-to-back yearly sales increases, moving forward, California’s housing market could lose steam in the long term as the Fed begins to adjust the federal funds rate,” said C.A.R. President Geoff McIntosh. “In the short term, however, the specter of higher interest rates may push buyers off the fence to purchase a home before mortgage rates move even higher.”

The median price of an existing, single-family detached California home fell below the $500,000 mark for the second straight month, but home prices remain seasonably strong. The median price was down 2.2 percent from $489,680 in January to hit $478,790 in February. The median sales price is the point at which half of homes sold for more and half sold for less; it is influenced by the types of homes selling, as well as a general change in values.

Despite the back-to-back monthly price decline, February’s median price still registered a 7.6 percent increase from the revised $444,780 recorded a year ago. The annual gain was the largest year-over-year increase since January 2016 and was higher than the three-month average of 4.5 percent prior to February 2016.

“Despite a strong sales start for the year, the housing supply shortage in California continues to cast doubt on whether the sales momentum can be carried forward into the spring homebuying season,” said C.A.R. Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Leslie Appleton-Young. “The number of active listings has been on a downward trend for the past 20 months and has shown no signs of improvement. As we move into the spring homebuying season, we should see a marginal increase in listings, which will be offset by a pickup in sales. The inventory level is not likely to get better in the upcoming months.”

Other key points from C.A.R.’s February 2017 resale housing report include: Keep Reading

New Collaboration Improves Access to Treatment for Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH) Patients Most at Risk for Early Heart Attacks and Death

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In collaboration with The FH Foundation, Express Scripts expands access to PCSK9 inhibitors for those with FH.

PASADENA, Calif., March 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The FH Foundation, a patient-centered non-profit dedicated to research, advocacy, and education of all forms of familial hypercholesterolemia (FH), today announced its collaboration with Express Scripts, a leading pharmacy benefit manager, to improve pharmacy coverage for patients with FH, an inherited genetic disorder that causes high LDL-cholesterol from birth. With a more comprehensive set of diagnostic criteria, a broader group of patients will have access to cutting-edge PCSK9 inhibitor treatment, as appropriate.

“The FH Foundation applauds Express Scripts for its leadership, working with the FH Foundation to ensure that high-risk FH patients, for whom these novel therapies were approved, will have access to the care their healthcare provider has recommended,” said Katherine Wilemon, Founder and CEO of the Foundation. “Collaboration and open communication among stakeholders in the fragmented US healthcare system are vital to informing and delivering optimum care and improving health of the American public.”

More than 1.3 million Americans, or 1 in 250 people, suffer from FH, a genetic disorder that can significantly increase the risk for early heart disease and even death. Often undistinguished from other causes of high cholesterol, FH is under-diagnosed and undertreated. However, with early diagnosis and optimal treatment, the risk for heart disease can be lowered to almost that of the general population.

With these new, more inclusive criteria put into practice by Express Scripts last month, patients with an untreated LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) equal to or greater than 190 mg/dL whose LDL-cholesterol is still over 70 mg/dL on maximally tolerated statins plus Zetia will qualify for prior authorization for a prescribed PCSK9 inhibitor. Other diagnostic criteria to better define the condition of FH were also added. Keep Reading

Delta Introduces One-Of-A-Kind Alessi-Designed Serviceware at 30,000 feet

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Airline continues multi-billion dollar investment in the customer experience

ATLANTA, March 14, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — In another move to further elevate the in-flight customer experience, Delta (NYSE: DAL) has partnered with globally renowned design company Alessi to curate a modern, stylish and functional collection of  service products and tableware, which will appear in flight beginning April 1.

Delta’s serviceware enhancements are part of the airline’s multi-billion dollar investment in the customer experience that includes a cabin modernization program featuring new seats, seatback entertainment systems with free entertainment, high-capacity overhead bins, access to Wi-Fi on nearly all flights, complimentary meals in the Main Cabin on select flights, upgraded free Main Cabin snacks, chef-curated meals in Delta One, a seasonal wine program and more.

Delta has also made significant investments in the customer experience on the ground, in addition to plans to add nearly 250 new aircraft to its fleet in coming years. These include new Delta Sky Club locations in Denver, Atlanta, and Seattle, and Club renovations in Nashville, Dallas, Newark, and Minneapolis/St. Paul, airport enhancement programs in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York and Salt Lake City, and the testing and implementation of an enhanced boarding process in Atlanta.

Delta will bring Alessi’s one-of-a-kind pieces to its premium cabins, including Delta One, First Class and, in late 2017, Delta Premium Select. This marks the first time the design company, known for innovative and unique designs, has appeared in flight with a major airline with such a comprehensive program.

“The Alessi for Delta collection is part of our continued investment in delivering a world class, global culinary experience that will elevate our customer inflight dining experience to new heights,” said Allison Ausband, Delta’s Senior Vice President – In-Flight Service. “At Delta we know that every aspect and detail of the travel experience matters, and partnering with Alessi allows us to bring an uncompromising level of elegance and service to the on-board experience.”

The Alessi for Delta products include flatware, crystal glassware, new bone china, stainless steel serving pieces, tabletop accessories such as napkin rings and salt and pepper shakers and trays. The collection is based on popular items created and inspired by six of the 300 renowned designers for Alessi.

“With nearly a hundred years of experience crafting innovative objects for serving food and drinks, Alessi was a natural choice for Delta,” said Alberto Alessi, President of Alessi. “At Alessi we have worked with some of the most exciting designers in our international network to create the most innovative and advanced in-flight collection in the contemporary design scene.”

In November 2015, Delta announced its partnership with Alessi to develop an extensive line of serviceware for Delta’s premium cabins. Since then, the new service items have been ideated, designed and tested in flight, while Delta actively solicited feedback from both customers and flight attendants to ensure that every design aspect of the pieces had a purpose. Delta also worked with its culinary partners to ensure the new serviceware and the overall meal experience are designed in parallel.

About the Delta, Alessi Partnership
The Alessi for Delta Collection of 86 unique serviceware pieces marks the first major airline collaboration for the design firm. It is based on popular items created and inspired by six of the 300 renowned designers for Alessi, including Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Patricia Urquiola, Campana Brothers, Stefano Giovannoni, Miriam Mirri and Kristiina Lassus. Delta and Alessi have collaborated closely since 2015 to develop one-of-a-kind pieces for Delta One that bring the customer experience to new heights. Alessi’s Chief Commercial Officer Europe and North America Matteo Alessi said of the Delta partnership: “I admire Delta’s decision to continue to redesign and elevate the on-board experience and I’m proud that Alessi is part of this enhancement.

About Delta
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 323 destinations in 57 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle and Tokyo-Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.

About Alessi
With a vast product line that includes everything from an iconic, whistling teakettle to a designer fly swatter, the Alessi company, founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi, has long been at the forefront of innovative and inspired product design. The company has created a dynasty out of not only offering products geared towards the mainstream – serving trays and everyday cutlery among them – but by also creating some of the most celebrated cult objects of our time that are featured in museums around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Alessi has been able to develop a policy of design excellence which has made it one of the leading internationally renowned Italian Design Factories. It has reconciled its typically industrial needs with its tendency to consider itself as a ‘research laboratory in the field of the applied arts’ while standing for innovative and functional design for the way we live. For more information, please visit www.alessi.com and follow us on Facebook|Instagram. Alessi media inquiries should be directed to Emily Levin at [email protected] or 212-353-1383.

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World Kitchen Serves Up Multiple Innovations For Its Iconic Brands In 2017

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Launches Chicago Cutlery Sandwich Hero Knife, Pyrex Watercolor Bakeware and more at International Home + Housewares Show

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 14, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — World Kitchen, the company behind well-known housewares brands such as Pyrex®, REVERE®, Chicago Cutlery®, Corelle®, CorningWare®, Snapware® and Baker’s Secret®, is previewing its newest product launches at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. The collections not only pay homage to the company’s history as a leading manufacturer of cookware, bakeware, storage, cutlery and dinnerware brands, but also deliver on-trend solutions for the ever-changing consumer demands in the home and kitchen space.

“We know today’s cook wants functional, highly-designed cookware that is affordable and beautiful – in short, they want it all,” said Kris Malkoski, President Global Business and Chief Commercial Officer at World Kitchen, LLC. “With these attributes in mind, we’re proud to launch new offerings for our iconic and well-loved brands such as Pyrex and REVERE that deliver the innovation, quality and affordability that many have come to know and trust from World Kitchen.”

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Qualtrics’ Groundbreaking Experience Management Launch Makes It Possible for Organizations to Close “Experience Gap”

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Industry’s first platform to address expanding gap between what organizations deliver and what customers and employees expect

Qualtrics’ experience management platform makes it easy to measure, prioritize, and optimize the experiences organizations provide across the four foundations of business: customer, product, employee and brand

SILICON SLOPES, Utah and SALT LAKE CITY, March 7, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Qualtrics last week announced the Qualtrics XM Platform™, the world’s first experience management platform designed to address the growing experience gap––the gap between what organizations actually deliver and expectations from the market, customers and employees. Similar to how Salesforce and Workday have defined the evolving CRM and HRM categories, Qualtrics is creating the experience management category. The first solution in this space, the Qualtrics XM Platform, will help companies measure, prioritize, and optimize the experiences companies deliver across the four foundational aspects of business—customers, products, employees and brands.

Experience management helps organizations close the experience gap and achieve four key outcomes:

  • Customer Experience: Delight customers at every touchpoint;
  • Product Experience: Build products that people love;
  • Employee Experience: Improve employee engagement, retain top talent, and develop leaders;
  • Brand Experience: Create differentiated brands that people want to associate with.

According to Ryan Smith, CEO of Qualtrics, “There are two types of data: operational data and experience data. For too long, organizations have been looking exclusively at data about the past—the operational data or ‘O data.’ Where companies fail is in not leveraging experience data, or ‘X data.’ X data is the human-factor data, the beliefs, emotions, and sentiments that tell you why things are happening and that help predict what is going to happen next. And while there are plenty of technologies to help companies manage their operational data, until now there hasn’t been a technology that makes it easy to capture and understand the X data.”

Smith continued, “Because most organizations are O-data rich, and X-data poor, this has led to a huge gap between most companies’ ability to know what’s happening and understanding why it’s happening and how to adapt programs in real time. We call this the ‘experience gap’ and Qualtrics XM™, our experience management platform, is the key to helping companies close this gap.”

Growing Experience Expectations
The combination of new technologies, rapid advancements in customer experience (CX) programs and a younger consumer population is creating an immediate need for a platform to measure and optimize experiences across an organization. Millennials and Generation Z are fast becoming the largest population groups in the world. Both groups have higher expectations when it comes to brands, the products they buy and the experiences around them.

“The internet of things, wearables, self-driving cars, cashier-free stores, automated home assistants, Wi-Fi connected ordering buttons and deliveries by drone are leading the frenzied pack of experience expectations,” said Smith. “But to deliver great products and to provide delightful customer experience requires employee excellence across the organization. A company’s ability to win in today’s business environment depends on its ability to create amazing and consistent experiences across all aspects of the business.”

Customer Acclaim for Qualtrics XM Platform

Allianz
“Over the last 18 months, our partnership with Qualtrics has enabled Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty to more effectively support and manage our engagements with customers in over 30 countries. By having Qualtrics as a global platform integrating customer experience, market research and business data, we can better focus on the aspects of the customer journey that will not only have an impact on business performance but also will deliver the best customer experience,” said Allison Windon, Global Customer Experience Director at Allianz. “A key part of this approach has been to effectively use the insights gained to drive a customer-focused cultural change within our employees. And, as we look to the future, an experience management platform will become more and more important, as it is only through truly engaged team members that our customers can have the best experience.” Keep Reading

RM LAW Announces Investigation of NantHealth, Inc.

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BERWYN, Pa., March 7, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — RM LAW, P.C. is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of NantHealth, Inc. (“NantHealth” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NH).  Our investigation concerns potential breach of fiduciary duty and securities claims.

On March 6, 2017, STAT, a news organization focused on medical industry reporting, published an article alleging that NantHealth founder, Patrick Soon-Shiong, had donated $12 million to the University of Utah from three different tax-exempt entities controlled by him under a contract that required the University to funnel most of that money into NantHealth. STAT alleges that the scheme allowed the Company to inflate the number of test orders it reported to investors.

On this news, shares of NantHealth fell 23% to close at 5.50 per share on March 6, 2017. Keep Reading

Global Computer-Aided Design Market 2017-2021

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NEW YORK, March 7, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — CAD

CAD refers to a software tool used to achieve accuracy in designing and modeling of products and components of an organization. CAD solutions are widely adopted by industries, such as automotive, aerospace and defense, industrial machinery, electrical and electronics, and others. The solutions help end-users develop prototypes of products digitally before the production stage. They also help in the development of industry-specific products.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global CAD market to grow at a CAGR of 10.16% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report
The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global CAD market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:
– Americas
– APAC
– EMEA

Technavio’s report, Global CAD Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the Key vendorsoperating in this market. Keep Reading

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