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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

Greystones Awarded DIA Visual Media Reasoning Contract

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WASHINGTON, March 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Greystones Group was awarded a prime contract with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to support the Visual Media Reasoning (VMR) Program at the National Media Exploitation Center (NMEC). Under this program, Greystones will optimize VMR to deploy as both a standalone configuration and in an elastic cloud environment, developing multiuser capability, data compartmentalization and hardening the system for operational use. Greystones will also provide system integration, testing, Installation, Operations and Maintenance as well as system Training and Documentation.

Why digital media reasoning?  Our adversaries use digital photos and videos on social media and other networks, whether authentic or made up, to claim responsibility for events or to illustrate capabilities directly intended to recruit, instill fear and cause social outcomes that supports their intent.  The sheer volume of this visual media has outpaced an analyst’s ability to review, analyze, synthesize and understand, to make actionable recommendations.

Upon award, Greystones CEO, Ms., Sheila Duffy stated:

“Our company understands, to engage the threat requires a full understanding of the operational environment.  Adversary access to cyberspace and the electromagnetic spectrum (EMS) challenge our operations every day and we cannot fall behind.  VMR will enable operational commanders to better understand the threat to their operations and ensure that they make more informed decisions for their mission success.”

The VMR application, when fully developed and deployed will extract operationally relevant mission and operational information from the expanse of photos and video in order to support development of actionable intelligence. This program supports the transition of the VMR from a successful R&D program to an operational, visual product at the national-level media exploitation centers that provides those commanders and leaders a full understanding of the threat.

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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

Alaska Airlines’ California growth continues, adding six new nonstop routes from San Diego

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Alaska is the fastest-growing airline in San Diego with 40 daily departures to 28 destinations

Update: Previous version of news release issued contained an incorrect start date for San Diego-Omaha route.

SAN DIEGO, March 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — Alaska Airlines today announced increased investment in Southern California by adding service to six new destinations from San Diego International Airport. New nonstop service includes daily flights to Albuquerque, New Mexico; Austin, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Omaha, Nebraska; and St. Louis. By late August, Alaska will fly 40 daily departures to 28 destinations from San Diego, including the most nonstop flights to Mexico and Hawaii.

Alaska is quickly establishing itself as the go-to airline for people on the West Coast. Today’s news comes on the heels of Alaska’s announcement last week adding 13 nonstop routes from the Bay Area – the single largest announcement in company history.

“Alaska Airlines has grown more than any other carrier in San Diego over the last five years, with the addition of 18 nonstop destinations and nearly twice as many departing seats,” said John Kirby, vice president of capacity planning at Alaska Airlines. “We want to thank Airport Authority President and CEO Thella Bowens and her terrific team for their partnership. Without Thella’s strong leadership and support over the years, our growth wouldn’t have been possible.”

The new flights build on previously announced routes, which include daily nonstop flights between San Diego and Baltimore starting today, three-times-daily service between San Diego and Sacramento starting tomorrow, and daily service between San Diego and Mexico City. Flight schedules for Mexico City will be announced in the coming months, pending government approval.

From San Diego, guests can make convenient connections to Tokyo and London, served by partner carriers Japan Airlines and British Airways, while enjoying the benefits of Alaska’s award-winning customer service and loyalty program. Keep Reading

Loyalty Expo 2017 Comes to Orlando

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10th Annual Loyalty Expo to be held May 2-4

CINCINNATI, March 15, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — The biggest, best conference in customer loyalty is back: Loyalty Expo 2017 is coming to Orlando, Florida on May 2-4, and this year’s show is once again set to raise the bar for customer loyalty events. Featuring some of the biggest names from leading brands in customer loyalty, the 10th annual Loyalty Expo offers sessions from Ally Financial, Lids Sports Group, Ulta Beauty, MassMutual, Marvel, and more!

Also at the show, winners will be announced for the 4th annual Loyalty360 Customer Loyalty Awards. Among the most prestigious accolades in customer loyalty, these awards recognize brands that have demonstrated excellence in categories, including Creative Campaign, Loyalty Program, and Measurement. In addition to awarding Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards in each of these categories, the 360-Degree Award will go to brands proven to be overall leaders in the space.

Here is a snapshot of four of the compelling sessions scheduled for Loyalty Expo 2017:

CX with Style: Driving Mobile Engagement to Improve Overall Customer Experience:

Featured speaker: Jeff Pearson, Senior Vice President, E-Commerce & Marketing, Lids Sports Group

Driving Engagement in a Membership Business Model:

Featured speaker: Stephanie Meltzer-Paul, VP of Member Engagement, BJ’s Wholesale Club

Engagement Through Entanglement: Staying Top of Mind Through Collaboration:

Featured speaker: Michael Marino, Senior Vice President, Loyalty & Digital, Caesars Entertainment

How Marvel Drives Loyalty with Points for Engagement:

Featured speakers: Julie Gerola, VP/GM, Marketing & Digital Operations at Marvel Entertainment; and Emily Rudin, Chief Customer Office at CrowdTwist

Beyond exclusive sessions, attendees to the event will have access to experiences that simply can’t be found at any other show. This includes networking opportunities, off-site events, and an exhibit hall showcasing the latest companies and technologies set to change the course of customer loyalty and CX.

Held at the luxurious Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida, guests will enjoy a beautiful setting for the insight, networking, and collaboration that has come to be the trademark of Loyalty Expo.

Behind the scenes with brands shaping customer loyalty today. Chances to network with some of the top minds in CX. An agenda designed to give marketers the absolute most out of three days in beautiful Orlando.

Don’t be the organization left behind: Register today for Loyalty Expo 2017. Keep Reading

Happy National Cereal Day: Six Kellogg Cereals We Miss

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 7, 2017 /360WiseNews/ — In honor of National Cereal Day, we dug through the Kellogg Company archives and found six awesome cereals that are no longer on the market.  We love our current lineup of products, but we do miss these classics.

  • Kellogg’s All Stars cereal (1960) were star-shaped toasted oats pieces and a very cool magician.
  • Kellogg’s Triple Snack (1964) combined roasted peanuts, sugar puffed corn and sugar puffed wheat. “Eat it out of the box and delicious as a cereal, too.”
  • Kellogg’s Kreme Krunch cereal (1965) featured “chunks of real ice cream freeze-dried in a nutritious cereal.”
  • Kellogg’s OKs (1959): The “O” was for oats and the “K” was for Kellogg’s. Big Otis said, “It’s a br-r-right new breakfast for lads and lassies.”
  • Build a better breakfast with Kellogg’s Crunchy Loggs (1978). Bixby Beaver said, “Kellogg’s Crunchy Loggs taste tree-mendous.”
  • Kellogg’s Banana Frosted Flakes (1981) with real banana bits on frosted flakes of corn was an appealing way to start your day.

About Kellogg Company
At Kellogg Company (NYSE: K), we strive to make foods people love. This includes our beloved brands – Kellogg’s®, Keebler®, Special K®, Pringles®, Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®, Pop-Tarts®, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes®, Rice Krispies®, Cheez-It®, Eggo®, Mini-Wheats® and more – that nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. With 2016 sales of $13 billion and more than 1,600 foods, Kellogg is the world’s leading cereal company; second largest producer of crackers and savory snacks; and a leading North American frozen foods company. 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

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