BEX and MCE Asia 2018 accelerate action towards common goal of combating climate action and more sustainable living across Asia
 
Sep 05, 2018
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SINGAPORE – SEPTEMBER 05, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Singapore Green Building Week opens its doors today, with its two flagship trade platforms off to a great start. Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia, Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the region’s green building market, and Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia, a regional HVAC-R, water and energy exhibition, kick off today, offering visitors a glimpse into the array of innovations that will soon become the norm in buildings and spaces of the future.

Taking place from 5 to 7 September, BEX and MCE Asia, along with the annual International Green Building Conference (IGBC), offer a strategic platform for key stakeholders to deliberate on the future of green buildings and sustainable development in the region and globally. Over 12,000 international visitors, including green building industry professionals, thought leaders, policy makers and end-users are expected to congregate at the events to discuss and exchange ideas on the latest innovations that will shape the future of sustainable cities.

Diverse solutions to cater to Asia’s diverse needs

Capturing attention on the show floor this year is Surbana Jurong’s curated showcase, “City of ____”. Depicting the possibilities that technology can bring to future cities, the setup brings to life an environment that integrates sustainable, smart and productive technologies to transform how humans interact with their surroundings. The life-sized urban mock-up will allow visitors to visualise how spaces associated with living, work and play can be reimagined to bring about an improvement in quality of life.

Walking through the simulated city grid, visitors will witness first-hand the benefits offered by DVUCA’s city management system, which enables better traffic monitoring and optimised energy usage. This curated exhibit also showcases how innovative technologies such as (these)abilities’s keyguard will level the playing field at the workplace between the able-bodied and people with disabilities. Aesthetics and functionality are seamlessly weaved into sustainable building practices as showcased by Thinkphi’s solar panel-equipped outdoor umbrellas.

Making innovation in green buildings and energy efficiency the gold standard

Visitors at BEX and MCE Asia 2018 are getting a first look at several innovations to be launched at the events. From industrial applications to commercial buildings and even homes, over 400 exhibitors from 31 countries will provide a comprehensive look into innovations that are continuously advancing the building sector.

Delta Technology is introducing the Insulated Fire Rated Curtain (IFRC), a failsafe double layer curtain that can seal off even the toughest fire outbreaks. Providing up to four hours of fire integrity and insulation, the curtain could potentially save lives in industrial emergencies.

Advancing its ‘Quality Air for Life’ message, Panasonic is showcasing the latest integrated air solutions, which combines air-conditioning and ventilation to improve overall indoor air quality, an important but often overlooked aspect of sustainable living.

To improve hygiene and enhance convenience for users, Dyson’s Airblade Wash+Dry combines a tap and hand dryer. The smart innovation saves space in the washroom while reducing the problem of water dripping on the floor as users move from a handwashing area to a separate hand drying station.

In the home setting, Kruger’s Secomat dehumidifiers help enhance indoor air quality in living spaces by maintaining a constant 40 to 60 per cent relative humidity. In spaces with limited air circulation such as basements and storage rooms, dehumidifiers help to inhibit the growth of mould and bacteria, brought about by the region’s humid and tropical climate.

David Yim, Marketing Manager, AGC Asia Pacific, one of the key exhibitors at BEX 2018, said, “BEX Asia is the ideal platform to nurture interest in green building innovations and an opportunity for us to raise awareness among visitors on technologies that are transforming the built sector. For example, AGC is excited to demonstrate how next-generation electrochromic technology combats glare and solar heat in commercial and residential buildings.”

Aside from the latest in glass products for buildings, AGC will continue to showcase its popular Halio smart-tinting technology that can tint uniformly in less than three minutes when exposed to light. Unlike other smart glass products, Halio looks like conventional glass, but begins tinting within 20 seconds to provide glare protection and block unwanted heat.

Other well-known names in the built environment sector present on the trade floor include Big Ass Fans, Daikin and ebm-papst. In all, BEX and MCE Asia feature pavilions from China, Germany, Indonesia, Japan and Taiwan, and is expected to draw over 12,000 visitors this year over its three-day event.

Seeding future conversations

BEX and MCE Asia feature complimentary seminars, Green View and Mostra Xchange, featuring an exciting line-up of close to 40 industry experts who will lead conversations on various topics that will impact the future direction of the built environment sector. In partnership with supporting industry organisations such as Institute Engineers of Singapore, The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, and the Indoor Air Quality Association, the seminars showcase a selection of highly curated and qualified sessions on sustainable building solutions, and energy efficiency.

Key sessions and speakers include:

• Lionel Steinitz, CEO, LYS Energy, who will present research on catalysts of green initiatives and the movement toward a low-carbon economy in Southeast Asia

• Anna Kerr, Director at White Arkitekter, the largest architectural firm in Scandinavia, who will discuss diversity and gender equality in urban planning

• Michael Chin, Principal and the Façade and Sustainability Leader from Arup Singapore , who will share successful case studies of green building envelopes and sustainable façade design in tropical regions around the world

• Keith Brewis, Managing Partner, International Operations at Grimshaw, who will share on the emerging use of data in architecture and how it can be creatively used to build iconic structures

BEX Asia and MCE Asia take place at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, and are also co-located with the annual International Green Building Conference (IGBC). With the theme, "Build Green: Build Smart. Build Communities", IGBC 2018 attracts participants from across the entire building and construction value-chain, committed to understanding and putting into action real-world, tangible and leading green building solutions.

In its next edition, BEX and MCE Asia will be complemented by two new flagship events - Innobuild (IB) Asia and Smart Cities & Buildings (SCB) Asia. Following the successful run of BEX Asia for over a decade and MCE Asia since the last four years, the two events will provide attendees with a richer, more well-rounded experience and further catalyse the innovation and adoption of technology currently available to drive productivity and efficiencies at every stage of the construction cycle.

SCB Asia, which will focus on digital convergence of solutions and technology into the built environment, is a timely addition as nations across the region intensify their efforts on building technologically advanced liveable cities of tomorrow. The role of technology in transforming the building and construction industry will be further underlined with IB Asia, which will look at how companies can tap on productive technologies, equipment and systems to build more efficiently.

“Clearly, as technology advancements disrupt industries across the world, the built environment sector in Asia will not be spared. Nations are also accelerating their journeys to become smart cities, proving that technology is already playing a crucial role in helping to solve today’s urban challenges and securing a sustainable future for generations to come,” commented Michelle Lim, Managing Director, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, Reed Exhibitions. Lim adds, “These events will be an important accelerator of the industry’s transformation, helping stakeholders keep abreast of change and facilitating their evolution as the industry shifts towards smarter and more sustainable living spaces of tomorrow.”

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About Build Eco Xpo
Build Eco Xpo (BEX) Asia is Southeast Asia’s leading trade exhibition for the green building and construction industry. It is a one-stop destination to source from international suppliers, with regional buyers and specifiers, and learn new knowledge at curated seminars. It’s where inspiration and transformation takes place. www.bex-asia.com

About Mostra Convegno Expocomfort
Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia is Southeast Asia’s only 3-in-1 trade exhibition for energy efficiency in HVAC-R, plumbing, sanitary accessories, and solar energy. Its where international manufacturers, innovative start-ups and Southeast Asian buyers and influencers converge to source, network, learn and transform their business.

About IGBC 2018
Organised by The Building and Construction Authority of Singapore (BCA) in collaboration with strategic partners - the Singapore Green Building Council (SGBC) and Reed Exhibitions, the International Green Building Conference (IGBC) is a premier green building conference where thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners in the built environment sector converge for learning, networking and collaborations.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 30 countries. In 2017 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.

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Subeer Dutt
Ying Communications
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Chengdu InfoComm China 2018 Debuts with Distinction
 
Sep 05, 2018
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For the first time, business leaders and decision makers in the emerging Western China market can take advantage of the latest Professional AudioVisual and Integrated Experience solutions through the Chengdu InfoComm China platform

Chengdu, Sichuan, 5th Sept 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Chengdu InfoComm China made its debut with a bang, opening today with a dazzling showcase of cutting-edge Professional AudioVisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience solutions, many never before seen by the excited visitors who thronged the Western China International Expo City.

The buzz surrounding the lead-up to the show stemmed from the fact that Western China is a new and emerging market to be reckoned with. Testament to the promise of the region, Chengdu InfoComm China is the second such show to be organized within China. Event organizer InfoCommAsia has organized Beijing InfoComm China to great success since 2007, with the Beijing show held in April 2018 attracting a record 38,809 visitors.

David Labuskes, the Chief Executive Officer of AVIXA, said at the Opening Ceremony, “In April this year, we hosted our most successful Beijing InfoComm China show ever. If that success has taught us anything, it is that the pro-AV market in China is so significant — so dynamic — that it needs a second trade fair. One that is strategically located and professionally executed where the opportunity is the greatest. An event created to fuel the amazing momentum of technological innovation in this part of the world. Chengdu is the right place; Chengdu InfoComm China is the right event, right now.”

Guests officiating at the Opening Ceremony included Liu Ying, Deputy Director-General of Sichuan Bureau of Expo Affairs and Ma Ze Lin, Deputy Director-General of Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Exposition.

As a direct beneficiary of China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative, Chengdu and the rest of the Western China region has been earmarked for development. Based on economic indicators from a survey conducted by the international well-known economic think-tank Milken Institute in 2017, cities in Western China are already outperforming the traditional heavyweights like Beijing and Shanghai.

Said Richard Tan, the Executive Director of event organizer InfoCommAsia, “After months of preparation and anticipation, we are heartened that the show has come to fruition. As a bridge between the best in cutting-edge Pro-AV and Integrated Experience solutions, and a dynamic emerging market which is a force to be reckoned with, we are certain that the next two days will be very exciting ones on the Chengdu InfoComm China show floor.”

AN OUTSTANDING SHOWCASE

The inaugural Chengdu InfoComm China runs at Hall 5 and Hall 6 while Summit at Hall 9. The exhibition which spreads over 30,000 square meters features top-of-the-line technologies from over 150 local and overseas exhibitors, all of whom are eager for a slice of the Western China economic pie. Big-name exhibitors at Chengdu InfoComm China include Intel, Yamaha, Harman, Epson, AOTO, Extron, WolfVision, Dataton AB, DigiBird, Hitevision, Digital China, GuoHua, BXB, IFLYTEK and DeskMedia.

Exhibition highlights include Command and Control systems for traffic management, security surveillance, defence and healthcare services, digital signage for advertising, retail and information communications, 3D projections for education, entertainment, museums and exhibitions, collaborative communications technology, conference systems for corporate and hospitality, and theatre systems for smart homes. Of these products and solutions, many are new to Western China.

KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER

The Summit portion of Chengdu InfoComm China 2018 comprises a series of free summits and seminars are highly popular amongst visitors. These are conducted by industry experts who will provide macro overviews as well as in-depth insights into the latest innovations which are transforming specific industries.

Summit subjects focus on cutting-edge technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital intelligence and smart city developments. InfoCommAsia is also partnering major corporations, industry associations and leading industry media including Intel, Guangdong New Intelligent City Construction Service Center, Digital Solutions Multimedia Asia, China Hotel Association Wisdom and China InfoWorld to deliver content which would be meaningful to participants.

6 September (Thursday)
CHENGDU ROOM
09:30-12:00 IOT Innovation Forum (co-organized with China InfoWorld)
14:00-16:30 InfoCommAsia Seminar

YIBIN ROOM
09:40-11:40 Industry Forum - Smart City & Smart Transportation (co-organized with Guangdong New Intelligent City Construction Service Center)
14:00-16:30 InfoCommAsia Seminar

NEIJIANG ROOM
09:30-16:30 InfoCommAsia Seminar

7 September (Friday)
NEIJIANG ROOM
09:30-11:00 InfoCommAsia Seminar

As the show is slated to run until 7th September 2018, those who are interested in grabbing the opportunity to check out the technology on display or dropping in on a free Summit session are welcome to do so. For detailed information about the show and Summit agenda, please visit the official website or official WeChat.

All show visitors can:
 Redeem a limited-edition temporary parking signage.
 Participate in the Lucky Draw and stand a chance to win a 3-day-2-night travel package with round-trip air tickets and hotel accommodation to visit the inaugural InfoComm Southeast Asia (15th -17th May, 2019) in Thailand.

SHOW VENUE
Western China International Expo City
88 Fuzhou Road East, Tianfu New District, Chengdu, Sichuan Province

TRAVEL INFORMATION

•Line 1, Western China Int'l Expo City Station (Exit C); or Guangzhou Road Station (Exit F) .
•Car park facilities are available on Guangzhou Road East
•Please inform taxi driver to let you alight at Western China Int'l Expo City (Shu Zhou Road)

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About the Show Organizer - InfoCommAsia
InfoCommAsia is the region’s preeminent organizer of tradeshows for the Professional Audiovisual (Pro-AV) and Integrated Experience solutions industries. Through industry-leading shows in China, India and Southeast Asia, InfoCommAsia connects global and regional Pro-AV and Integrated Experience purveyors as well as end-users across industries with the most important markets of Asia Pacific.

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Toshiba to Participate in Vietnam’s International Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Exhibition 2018
 
Sep 03, 2018
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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam --( ASIA TODAY )-- Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (hereinafter: Toshiba ESS) will have an exhibit at “Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Vietnam 2018 (RE & EE Vietnam)” to be held on September 12-14 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre.

“Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Exhibition Vietnam 2018” will be the fourth exhibition on energy technologies that contribute to renewable energy and high efficiency. Approximately 5,000 people will visit from all over the world.

Toshiba ESS will be showing a wide range of products and services related to renewable energy at the exhibition. Specifically, it will exhibit industrial solar photovoltaic module for mega solar and industrial facilities, substation equipment, construction services for photovoltaic power generation systems and wind power generation systems.

For substation equipment, Toshiba ESS will introduce equipment made by its Vietnam subsidiary, Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (Vietnam) Ltd., which is the only company that manufactures protection relays in Vietnam.

Furthermore, Toshiba ESS will introduce a “Virtual Power Plant” which contributes to the stabilization of grid and demands balance by effectively integrating multiple power sources in the region such as photovoltaic power.

In addition to these products and construction services, Toshiba ESS will also introduce power producing businesses featuring renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic, wind, hydro, geothermal and biomass.

In Vietnam, the demand for renewable energy is growing, and the total power generation rate of renewable energy is expected to increase from 5.4% in 2015 to 21% in 2030. In particular, solar power generation equipment is expected to provide 12GW by 2030.

“We regard Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, as a priority area for renewable energy business such as for industrial photovoltaic power generation,” said Noriaki Kozono, General Manager of the Energy Aggregation Division, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation. “As a leader in renewable power systems, Toshiba ESS will use this exhibition to showcase its work and share the solutions it has to offer.”

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Finland comes to Singapore to Boost Collaboration in Start-Ups and Innovation
 
Aug 31, 2018
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More than 20 companies from Helsinki will be in Singapore to seek partnerships with Singapore companies - especially start-ups to develop
breakthrough AR and VR technologies and digital solutions in healthcare and wellness

SINGAPORE, August 30, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Come and experience Finland in Singapore. That is the theme of Finland's latest mission to Singapore from September 12 to 19, 2018.

Imagine looking up at the Northern Lights in the Arctic circle and being transported to the Finnish capital of Helsinki – dubbed by some as the coolest tech hub in Europe – without being physically there, thanks to the deployment of both virtual and augmented reality (VR & AR) exhibits at the Virtual Helsinki booth at Slush Singapore – the premier launch pad for start-ups in Southeast Asia which brings together investors and entrepreneurs and innovators across the globe.

Virtual Helsinki is created by the Finnish firm Zoan which specializes in interactive VR and 3D environments and the creator of Moomins (popular Finnish cartoon characters) in VR, as well as a number of real-estate projects and virtual experiences from Mars to Finland's nature. Also, on display will be a slew of digital VR and AR innovations used in healthcare and wellness environments. One of these is a mobile health game to aid chronically ill children during medical treatment by the Finnish start-up, Triumf Healthcare.

Triumf is part of the Finnish ICory consortium which partners include research institutions, hospitals, start-ups and other bigger corporations. ICory will be exploring collaboration with two hospitals in Singapore: KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (KKH)and National University Hospital (NUH).

Her Excellency, Ms Paula Parviainen, Ambassador at Embassy of Finland in Singapore, noted, “In Finland, investments into start-ups has hit a record high of €349 million in 2017. A report provided by the Finnish Business Angels Network (FiBAN) and the Finnish Venture Capital Association (FVCA), highlighted that the most significant change has been the increase in the number of foreign investors in Finland, as foreign investments surged by 33% to €208 million while the number of foreign investment has increased tenfold since 2010.

These figures show that Finland is now a strong magnet for start-ups and investors. We are therefore keen to reach out to Singapore and the region to encourage their start-ups to partner our Finnish entrepreneurs and technopreneurs to come together to collaborate and develop more cutting-edge innovations and solutions and open new markets. We want to match make and nurture win-win partnerships between Finnish and Singapore companies."

One of the schemes that companies here can participate is the Finnish Start-Up Permit scheme which allows them to benefit from Finland's vibrant start-up ecosystem. The permit is meant for innovative start-up founders coming from countries outside the European Union.

Ms Marjo Ilmari, Executive Director, Start-up & Fast Growth at Business Finland, said: “At Business Finland, we create new growth by funding innovations and supporting companies to go global. Our role is to build up Finnish start-up community to the next level together with the stakeholders and investors. We identify digital innovations at a young stage and help them build scalable business models in various industries.

“To grow this community, we plan to attract both talent and investments to Finland and therefore we look forward to work with Singapore to expand our eco-system and network of start-ups and investors. We are showcasing in Singapore - several Finnish companies and their innovations at a series of events which include SLUSH 2018, the launch of the Nordic Innovation House, holding of HeathTech workshops and more."

With more than 140 Finnish companies based in Singapore, Finland hopes to strengthen its business and innovation links with Singapore, particularly in ICT (information. Communications & Technology) and healthcare sectors. Thanks to its robust talent pool and research expertise, combined with Finland’s leadership in IT and communications, form a vibrant med-tech industry in the Helsinki region, Finnish firms have become some of the early pacesetter in health-related digitalisation with Finland having the world’s highest number of digital health start-ups relative to the size of the country

Demand for VR and AR solutions is also rising rapidly. Between 2015 and 2016, the combined revenue of Finnish XR or extended reality companies in Finland increased by 94% and combined XRspecific revenue increased by 368%. XR initiatives can get funding and support from a new incubator programme - Nordic VR Start-ups (Source: TEKES - AR-VR Industry of Finland - 2017)

About Finland
Finland believes in equality, democracy and taking good care of each other. Good education is the cornerstone of our society. These are the reasons why we are on the top of all kinds of country rankings from clean air to quality of life.

Finland is functional. We look for practical solutions and deliver innovations to both industries and everyday life of people.

Finland is green. We have fresh air, pure water, green forests, clean energy and clean technology. Our Nordic nature has inspired us to look for well-designed and sustainable solutions.

Finland is educated. All Finns have equal opportunities to study and learn. Thanks to our world class education system, we find joyful solutions to both local and global challenges

About City of Helsinki
Helsinki, the most functional and sustainable city in the world, built on social cohesion, famous for its design and high-tech, committed to bringing people together through authentic experiences, interesting spaces and nature explorations. A city of fascinating contrasts; peace and pulse, city and nature, light summers and dark winters. Over 460 years of history, several architectural layers and the impact of different periods make the city attractive and unique.

Helsinki provides a platform for entrepreneurship and supports businesses to innovate and create new while remaining sustainable. Joint efforts of the city, its citizens and businesses is turning Helsinki into the world’s leading test bed for solutions that tackle global problems. The unique mix of Helsinki combines functionality, reliability, holistic view on sustainability, arts and culture offerings, hi-tech skills, great use of open data and a comprehensive understanding of human-centric design. All in one compact Nordic city in the happiest nation of the world. Finland.

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Beijing sees increase of 17,000 battery electric vehicles in H118, leading other China cities
 
China Knowledge Online
Aug 08, 2018
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Aug 02, 2018 (China Knowledge) - Beijing saw an increase of 17,000 battery electric vehicles (BEVs) in the first half of 2018, according to China.org.cn, China's national online news service. By the end of June, a total of 188,000 BEVs had been sold in Beijing, accounting for 11.6% of the country's total. Of that, 140,000 were sold to individuals and companies and 48,000 were used in the public sphere.

Beijing's new energy automobile industry is also developing quickly. In the first half of this year, automaker BAIC BJEV sold 53,598 new energy vehicles, up 79% year-on-year. There are 130,000 charging stations all over the city, including 93,000 privately installed for home use, 20,000 accessible to the general public, and 17,000 installed for the public transport system.

Beijing government took the lead nationwide in abolishing the pre-registration system for new energy vehicles. In July 2018, the Beijing Municipal Finance Bureau and other relevant authorities jointly issued a new notice to subsidize new energy vehicles (including BEVs and fuel cell vehicles).

Under a draft version of the "Action Plan for the Promotion and Application of New Energy Smart Vehicles in Beijing (2018-2020)," by 2020, the total number of new energy vehicles sold in Beijing is to exceed 400,000.

To achieve that goal, Beijing will increase the usage of electric vehicles in key fields such as taxis, public transport, and logistics. By the end of 2020, the capital aims to expand the demonstration scale of battery electric taxis, and raise the proportion of newly-added taxis that use new energy to 80%.

The city will continue to promote the electrification of public transport, and all buses used in central urban areas and the sub-center will all be replaced by electric vehicles. In the fields of logistics, vehicles for postal services, express delivery (under 4.5 tons) and logistics distribution (under 4.5 tons) will be largely replaced with electric vehicles.

 
 
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NTU Team Develops Novel Carbon Adsorption and Conversion Technology
 
Aug 03, 2018
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The Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has recently carried out several strategic projects, including the National Energy Program and the Circular Materials Program, to achieve energy conservation and carbon mitigation. A research team from the NTU Department of Chemical Engineering has collaborated on these two projects and successfully developed the world-leading innovation: "Hollow Metal Fiber Supported Sorbents for Carbon Dioxide Adsorption/Catalytic Conversion System." The technologies have received several global recognitions. The patented technology of carbon dioxide adsorbents secured the gold medal in the 2016 Invention and New Product Exposition (INPEX), Pittsburgh, the United States. The key technologies of the carbon separation and conversion process were also granted the 14th National Innovation Award in 2017.

Furthermore, the research team headed by Prof. Kuo-Lun (Allan) Tung (童國倫) has established a startup company, ExtreMem Ind. Co., operating it under circular economy principles. The ExtreMem Co. mainly focuses on the manufacturing of membranes and other related products as well as the development of technologies for liquid treatments. In the future, the second startup company, BrightMem Co., will adopt new technologies from academia to accelerate the commercialization of carbon capture modules and catalyst conversion technologies.

The massive production of carbon dioxide cannot be avoided due to the extensive use of coal power plants and the rapid growth of industries. Nowadays, as circular economy concepts become widespread, the carbon capture and utilization (CCU) technologies have been increasingly regarded as the best strategy to address carbon pollution. In light of this, the NTU research team pioneered the development of the Hollow Metal Fiber Supported Sorbents, which will be further applied in the CCU process. The spun fibers contain a high content of uniformly dispersed porous silica adsorbents with enormous specific surface areas (>500 m2/m3 ). With this feature, the sorbents can rapidly adsorb a large amount of carbon dioxide, producing high-concentration carbon dioxide and then allowing further utilization of this greenhouse gas. This innovative design has successfully overcome the shortcomings of conventional adsorption devices, including poor thermal efficiency and short lifespan. Moreover, the design is flexible and scalable. With this design, system throughput can be enhanced simply by connecting the devices in series/parallel arrangements, making this technology readily feasible for industrial applications.

For various CCU technologies, the desorption stage often takes up more than 70% of the operating costs. However, through system optimization, we can integrate and reuse waste heat produced from industrial plants, and thus significantly reduce the cost of carbon capture, making the whole process more economical and cost-effective.

Regarding carbon dioxide utilization, the NTU team has been developing novel nanoporous metal-organic framework materials that have both high catalytic power and high surface area, and can thus significantly speed up the reaction rate. This catalyst is used to start the reaction of propylene oxide and high-purity carbon dioxide captured in the previous stage to produce propylene carbonate (PC). The conversion rate can reach up to 75% within 24 hours. PC is one of the raw materials for producing high-value chemicals such as polypropylene carbonate (PPC), which is extensively used to manufacture bio-degradable foams, plates, disposable medical/food packaging materials and so forth. Hence, overall, this newly-developed integrated system can dramatically reduce carbon mitigation costs and facilitate the development of circular economy and circular materials.

SOURCE / National Taiwan University

 
 
Artificial intelligence and smart security to be leading focuses of Shanghai Smart Home Technology 2018
 
Jul 26, 2018
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SHANGHAI --( ASIA TODAY )-- Shanghai Smart Home Technology will again join forces with China Smart Home Industry Alliance (CSHIA) to establish a trusted platform that connects key players in the smart home industry. An overwhelming response from exhibitors has resulted in the largest ever exhibition space for the show which will span across 23,000 sqm. The show is due to host over 250 renowned domestic and overseas companies and welcome more than 28,000 visitors.

The 2018 edition of Shanghai Smart Home Technology (SSHT) will be held concurrently with Shanghai Intelligent Building Technology (SIBT) to present the latest smart home and intelligent building innovations. Both the artificial intelligence and smart security sectors will receive greater attention at the fairs this year as their influence across a range of industries continues to strengthen. The two fairs also remain an ideal hub for fairgoers to explore the latest industry trends in Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, cloud platforms and big data.

Regarding the future development of the smart home industry, Ms Lucia Wong, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, commented: “I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the industry for their support of SSHT. While the concept of the smart home was once a futuristic dream it is now a reality. The AI market in China has vigorously expanded thanks to a number of strategic policies and a strong economic performance in the country. A forum dedicated to AI will highlight the first day of the fair and we believe it will provide valuable market insights and future business opportunities.”

Exhibitors gear up to present technological breakthroughs

As a comprehensive trade platform for the smart home industry, visitors can expect to find artificial intelligence, smart security, smart voice control systems, audio and visual home integrated systems, smart sun shading, wireless communication protocols as well as an array of other smart home solutions. Some of the biggest brands to present their latest innovations at this year’s fair include: AIBIC, ANJUBAO, Atte, Aurine, Ave Leelen, Baofeng, DAHUA, DALITEK, D&M, Eastsoft, EnOcean, Gowild, HDL, Hisense, HUTLON, KNX, Konke, Legrand, Rokid, Savekey, Shidian, Sonos, Star-net, T-touching, UIOT, Vensi and WISTAR. Some of the key topics and exhibitors include:

* Artificial intelligence (AI)

Exhibitor: Shenzhen Gowild Robotics Co Ltd AI has quickly become a part of our everyday lives and is becoming embedded in households. In order to accommodate current market demands, Gowild has launched their latest smart virtual assistant 'Smart plusʼ. The voice-controlled application is designed to connect appliances and build a smart household ecosystem.

* Smart security

Exhibitor: Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co Ltd Smart security can improve the quality of life for residents by offering enhanced neighbourhood security solutions. DAHUA will present its ‘K5’ which combines the function of a smart lock and video surveillance. The device uses fingerprint scanning, personal identity cards, mobile phone applications and remote video cameras to offer complete security. K5 is particularly suitable for luxury homes, apartments and office buildings.

* Smart sun shading

Exhibitor: Hangzhou Wistar Mechanical & Electric Technology Co Ltd Smart sun shading systems are designed to make living environments more comfortable by blocking harsh sunlight and providing noise reducing capabilities.

SSHT is organised by Guangzhou Guangya Messe Frankfurt Co Ltd, the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade – Shanghai Pudong Sub-Council, Shanghai Hongshan Exhibition Service Co Ltd and the China Smart Home Industry Alliance (CSHIA). The fair will be held from 3 – 5 September 2018 at Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China.

SIBT will be held concurrently with SSHT to showcase intelligent building technologies and solutions for building energy saving, the smart community and smart hotels. The fair is committed to presenting the concept of Building Internet of Things and driving the industry forward. This will eventually mean the concept of intelligent building evolving from an individual building to a cluster of buildings and moving further towards intelligent technologies and digitisation. Many hope that the idea of cognitive buildings will eventually be realised.

SSHT and SIBT are both headed by the biennial Light + Building event in Frankfurt, Germany. Messe Frankfurt also organises a series of light and building technology exhibitions in China including Guangzhou Electrical Building Technology, Guangzhou International Lighting Exhibition, Shanghai International Lighting Fair and Parking China. The company's light and building technology fairs also extend to markets in Argentina, India, Thailand, Russia, the UAE and other countries and regions.

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Daniel Chiu
Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
Tel: +852 2238 9985
daniel.chiu@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com

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Taiwan Excellence showcased various innovative technologies at Vietnam ICT Comm 2018
 
Jul 19, 2018
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Ho Chi Minh City, June 7th, 2018 – Inheriting the success of last year’s exhibition, Taiwan Excellence has again joined the Vietnam International Telecommunication Products, Services, Information Technology and Communications (Vietnam ICT COMM 18) from 7th to 9th June, 2018 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City).

Marking its second presence at one of the most prominent technological events in Vietnam with considerable growth in terms of both scale and number of exhibitors compared to the two previous years, Taiwan Excellence expressed its strategy as well as the commitment in enhancing the presence of the campaign in Vietnam’s market. Here, 22 brands of information and communications technology (ICT) represent the 10th place ranking economy in the success of digital infrastructure development, e-services and open government data[1]; also known as the 15th place in the global sub-index of innovation and sophistication factors[2].

Taiwan Excellence Pavilion at Vietnam ICT COMM 2018 showcased products and services honored by the “Taiwan Excellence Award”, based on breakthrough in research and development, manufacture, design, quality and marketing. In light of this vision, 22 Taiwanese enterprises have brought excellent and highly applicable products and services in the manufacture of software; mobile devices app; technology solutions; wireless technology; Internet service; service management; electronic products & services; services and broadcasting equipment and network infrastructure.

Besides some familiar names such as Acer, D-Link, Transcend, Aver, Zyxel, Plustek, uHandy, Vietnam ICT COMM 2018 also marks the first appearance in Vietnam of some Taiwanese ICT brands, including: Boxlight with school products such as speakers, projectors; Long with telecommunications and motorcycles battery; XTGL with lighting products; GreenE with nano-textile products etc.

According to a report released by the Taiwan’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), Taiwan is the world leading manufacturer of motherboard, cable CPE, WLAN, notebook and desktop. This industry becomes one of the main sources of Taiwan’s economic growth, contributes to 2.3 percent in real growth rate and is expected to expand its global IoT market share from 3.8% in 2015 to 5% in 2025[3].

Highlights from Taiwan Excellence Pavilion at ICT COMM 2018:

Acer

Acer Being Signage - the infrastructure to deliver advertising messages equipped with large screens and intelligent cameras linked through the cloud

Transcend

Personal Cloud Storage (StoreJet Cloud 110) provides up to 8TB of personal storage space and amazingly fast transfer speeds of up to 110MB/s

D-Link

Mini HD Wi-fi Camera with high definition clarity, sound & motion detection and especially cloud recording.

Boxlight

Cloud touch projector - the projector embedded inside a smartphone with finger touch function and ability to combine with peripheral devices can be applied in both education market and smart office.

Zyxel

With Zyxel’s innovative design and commitment to “RF First” for high performance and reliable connections through design, the NWA1123-ACv2 delivers increased coverage and improved connection speeds for every client.

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The 7th Edition of ASEAN M&E Show Gathers Industry Key Players on the Show Floor
 
Jul 12, 2018
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Bringing the biggest show to create more business opportunities to mechanical and electrical engineering industry

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, July 11, 2018 --( ASIA TODAY )-- With the biggest ever ASEAN M&E SHOW just one week away, show organiser UBM Malaysia holds a press conference together with industry key stakeholders at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre to announce the latest development of the coming show and to share the insights and new opportunities in the power, energy and HVACR industries.

The 7th edition of ASEAN M&E will be held from 17-19 July 2018 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. ASEAN M&E 2018 gathers on the show floor leading players from the Power, Energy, HVAC and Lift industry. ASEAN M&E will be held concurrently with REVAC (Southeast Asia's Premier Refrigeration, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Expo and Forum), TENAGA (Southeast Asia's Premier Power & Electrical Industry Expo & Forum), GREEN ENERGY (Southeast Asia's Premier Green Energy Expo & Forum), ASEAN SOLAR (Southeast Asia's Premier Solar Energy Expo & Forum) and ASEAN LIFT (Southeast Asia's Premier Lift & Escalators Technology Expo & Forum).

Mr Alun Jones, Country General Manager of UBM Malaysia said, "The total exhibition area increased by 15% and the total number of exhibitors by 38%, compared with that in 2016. The booming industry created opportunities and attracted the attention of companies in the region. ASEAN M&E has grown to become a prestigious platform in Southeast Asia and is currently the largest mechanical and electrical engineering trade event in Malaysia and in the ASEAN region, bringing together 460 exhibiting companies and an expected 15,000 attendees this year."

He attributed the success of event to the collaboration and partnership between ASEAN M&E with the industry key stakeholders including Institution of Engineers Malaysia represented by Ir. Raftah Mahfar, WiSET Chairman and ASHRAE Malaysia Chapter represented by Mr Ng Wen Bin, President Elect who were present in the press conference.

ASEAN M&E brings the community together, including manufacturers, contractors, engineers and those from the Electrical, HVACR and Mechanical industries under one roof, providing opportunities to build successful business relationships.

ASEAN M&E will be accompanied by over 40 free-to-attend seminar topics presented by industry experts. Besides that, there will be conferences and forums held concurrently with the Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), 2nd International Conference of Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (WiSET), ASHRAE Conference and International Power Accessed Federation (IPAF) Asia Conference & Showcase.

Key exhibitors including Alpha Automation (SEL) Sdn Bhd (Simon Tiew Teck Chye, Assistant Sales Manager), Daikin Malaysia Sales & Service Sdn Bhd (Mr Chan Hon Leong, Head of Marketing Department) and Glarie Elevator (Datuk Seri Hj Mohd Effandie b.Ahmad, Chairman) were also present.

Do not miss the largest gathering for all professionals in mechanical and electrical engineering. Visit www.aseanmne.com for more information and visitor pre-registration.

About UBM Asia - the show organiser

UBM Asia recently became part of Informa PLC, a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B event organiser in the world. Please visit www.ubm.com/asia for more information about our presence in Asia. UBM Asia operates in 21 market sectors with 160 dynamic face-to-face exhibitions, 75 high-level professional conferences, 28 targeted trade publications, 18 round-the-clock vertical portals and virtual event services for over 1,000,000 quality exhibitors, visitors, conference delegates, advertisers and subscribers from all over the world. In ASEAN, UBM Asia operates from its offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines with over 50 events in this region.

Source: UBM Asia (Malaysia)

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Seoul Semiconductor's LED SunLike Improves Eye Health and Sleep Quality, According to Clinical Study
 
Jul 12, 2018
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ANSAN, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (KOSDAQ 046890), a global market leader in LED (light emitting diode) design and manufacturing, announced that a research has shown that its “SunLike” is an optimized LED for human centric lighting that improves eye health and sleep quality.

The research team of Biomedical Information Laboratory, Seoul National University College of Medicine in Korea, has reported that using SunLike based lighting, the eye discomfort is significantly reduced and the sleep quality is improved compared to conventional LED lighting users.

The researchers conducted experiments on adults including graduate students at Seoul National University, who spend a lot of time studying at their desk indoors. Each participant was instructed to use SunLike desk lamp and conventional LED lamp for 3 hours before bedtime. The team conducted a questionnaire and analyzed the vital signs of participants recorded during sleep.

Subjective evaluation through questionnaires showed a significant decrease in eye fatigue and a marked improvement in sleep quality. The researchers found that improvement of the feeling of not refreshing after a sleep in the following morning was statistically significant.

As a result of analyzing the measured vital sign, the time it takes to fall asleep is 23% faster and the time to break during sleep was also improved by 43%. Therefore, the research team found that sleep efficiency as an indicator of sleep was significantly improved from 88% to 94%.

“We conclude that these effects are due to the stabilization of the autonomic nervous system rhythm, which is manifested by inactivation of sympathetic nerve and activity of parasympathetic nerve by SunLike based lighting,” said the research team of SNU. “Light affects people’s circadian rhythm. In order to improve biorhythm, we can adjust the light according to time zone and use a light source close to sunlight,” said the research team of SNU.

SunLike is an advanced light source that combines the latest optical and compound semiconductor technology of Seoul Semiconductor and *TRI-R technology, a sunlight spectrum reproduction technology, that is a registered trademark by the Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd. It that lowers blue light peak similar to sunlight spectrum contributes to maintaining a stable human circadian rhythms and enhancing the color clarity of objects.

In addition, as a result of analyzing the blue light emitted by the LED ‘SunLike’, it received Eye Safety Certification for level RG-1, the highest level of safety, from Korea Testing & Research Institute last November. This is the level given to a safe light source without any photobiological hazards.

“Since its launch on June 29th, last year in Frankfurt, Germany, with Toshiba Materials Co., Ltd., SunLike has being supplied to global customers in US, Europe, China and Japan that manufacture home lightings, smart desk stands and lamps. It is also currently working on more than 200 projects for SunLike with customers, suppliers and researchers,” said Minsoo Son, marketing vice president of Seoul Semiconductor. “We will prove SunLike is the innovative LED which adds value for human centric lighting by demonstrating differentiated quality and competitiveness to exceed customers’ expectations.”

*TRI-R, supported by Toshiba Materials, finds in the definition “The light closest to the sun for human well-being” as its original concept. The sun light spectrum is developed by the same company and can be reproduced by a white LED light source technology.

About Seoul Semiconductor
Seoul Semiconductor develops and commercializes light emitting diodes (LEDs) for automotive, general illumination, specialty lighting, and backlighting markets. As the fourth-largest LED manufacturer globally, Seoul Semiconductor holds more than 12,000 patents, offers a wide range of technologies, and mass produces innovative LED products such as SunLike – delivering the world’s best light quality in a next-generation LED enabling human-centric lighting optimized for circadian rhythms; WICOP – a simpler structured package-free LED which provides market leading color uniformity and cost savings at the fixture level, providing high lumen density and design flexibility; NanoDriver Series – the world’s smallest 24W DC LED drivers; Acrich, the world's first high-voltage AC-driven LED technology developed in 2005, including all AC LED-related technologies from chip to module and circuit fabrication, as well as multi-junction technology (MJT); and nPola, a new LED product based on GaN-substrate technology that achieves more than ten times the output of conventional LEDs. UCD constitutes a high color gamut display which delivers more than 90% NTSC. To learn more, visit www.seoulsemicon.com.

Contacts

Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
Korea and Asia
Jeonghee Kim
+82-70-4391-8311
+82-10-4843-6303
jeonghee.kim@seoulsemicon.com

Americas
Andrew Smith
+1 (901) 831-6614
andrew.smith@seoulsemicon.com

China
Vincent Wu
+86-1391-7898226
vincent.wu@seoulsemicon.com

Europe
Marc Juarez
+49 89 450 36 90 31
marc.juarez@seoulsemicon.com

Japan
Kohei Shimooka
+81-80-4668-9710
kohei.shimooka@seoulsemicon.com

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