ZTE Corporation (0763.HK/000063,SZ), a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile internet, today announced that it will launch ZTE Axon 20 5G in China on September 1, 2020. The device will be the world’s first mass-produced 5G smartphone featuring under-display camera, marking another milestone in ZTE’s exploration of the true full display smartphone.
Aiming to continuously provide consumers with unprecedented user experiences, ZTE is committed to accelerating the development of innovative technologies. ZTE has achieved numerous breakthroughs in the field of smartphone displays, including launching the world’s first pressure-sensitive display, the world’s first naked-eye 3D display smartphone, as well as the world’s first foldable dual-screen smartphone.
In 2019, ZTE took the lead in launching the first commercial 5G smartphone, ZTE Axon 10 Pro 5G, in China, the Nordic countries and the Middle East. The device features a compact, uniquely curved display employing the advanced Oncell-Metal Mesh and COP packaging technologies.
All the major industry players have been working on the under-display camera smartphone. Consumers have also witnessed the evolution of smartphone display forms from notch display, water-drop notch display, pop-up selfie camera smartphone, to hole punch display.
By launching the world’s first 5G smartphone with under-display camera, ZTE will further promote the development of display technologies in the smartphone industry, thereby bringing a revolutionized experiences to all consumers.
ZTE is a provider of advanced telecommunications systems, mobile devices and enterprise technology solutions to consumers, operators, companies and public sector customers. The company has been committed to providing customers with integrated end-to-end innovations to deliver excellence and value as the telecommunications and information technology sectors converge. Listed in the stock exchanges of Hong Kong and Shenzhen (H share stock code: 0763.HK / A share stock code: 000063.SZ), ZTE sells its products and services in more than 160 countries.
BD to Invest $1.2 Billion in Pre-Fillable Syringe Manufacturing Capacity Over Next Four Years
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today announced plans to invest approximately $1.2 billion over a 4-year period to expand and upgrade manufacturing capacity and technology for pre-fillable syringes (PFS) and advanced drug delivery systems (ADDS) across its six global manufacturing locations and add a new manufacturing facility in Europe.
The new manufacturing facility in Europe is expected to be operational by the end of 2023. The investment will also fund capacity expansion, new product innovations, manufacturing technology enhancements and business continuity improvements across its existing network, all designed to maximize supply and reduce risks for pharmaceutical companies that rely on ready-to-fill syringes for their injectable drugs — including complex biologics, vaccines and small molecules.
“BD invented the ready-to-fill, pre-fillable syringe technology, and today’s announcement demonstrates our continued commitment to better serve our customers,” said Eric Borin, worldwide president of BD Pharmaceutical Systems. “Since 2018, BD has added 350 million units of manufacturing capacity for glass barrel pre-fillable syringes, and this new commitment will invest in additional upgrades at all of our Pharmaceutical Systems manufacturing facilities and across multiple product categories. In addition, this investment positions BD to have the needed surge capacity for increased pre-fillable syringe demand during times of pandemic response or periods of significant growth of new injectable drugs and vaccines. This significant investment in one of BD’s fastest growing business units will further advance our leadership position and enable continued strong growth in the years ahead.”
The six current manufacturing facilities for BD Pharmaceutical Systems that will see a portion of this investment include facilities in Columbus, Nebraska; Cuautitlán, Mexico; Fukushima, Japan; Le Pont-de-Claix, France; Swindon, United Kingdom; and Tatabánya, Hungary.
BD is one of the largest global medical technology companies in the world and is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. The company supports the heroes on the frontlines of health care by developing innovative technology, services and solutions that help advance both clinical therapy for patients and clinical process for health care providers. BD and its 65,000 employees have a passion and commitment to help enhance the safety and efficiency of clinicians’ care delivery process, enable laboratory scientists to accurately detect disease and advance researchers’ capabilities to develop the next generation of diagnostics and therapeutics. BD has a presence in virtually every country and partners with organizations around the world to address some of the most challenging global health issues. By working in close collaboration with customers, BD can help enhance outcomes, lower costs, increase efficiencies, improve safety and expand access to health care.
Leading fine-art logistics specialist hasenkamp and 4ARTechnologies launch strategic cooperation to revolutionize global art handling
4ARTechnologies and hasenkamp are joining forces to set new standards for the global landscape of fine art transports and art handling.
The digital art market tools developed by the Swiss Art & Tech expert 4ARTechnologies are already being used by over 30,000 people in 65 countries. Now, renowned European logistics specialist hasenkamp, who handles works by Da Vinci or Gerhard Richter and serves clients like the MET in NY, is providing over a century of expertise and their own developments to define the next generation of fine-art handling services for the industry.
The immediate goal of the cooperation is to combine 4ARTechnologies’ first-of-it’s-kind art handling tools, including fully digital artwork passport, condition reports and process track & trace with hasenkamp’s leading full-service approach and over 100 years of fine-art logistics experience.
Dr. Thomas Schneider, General Manager of hasenkamp, is enthusiastic about the partnership: “As a specialist for the logistics of high value and sensitive goods, the entire hasenkamp group always focuses on the customer. With our worldwide network, we guarantee the quality of our services and ensure the highest standards of fine-art logistics. We always serve our clients in the best possible way to meet their requirements. Through the cooperation with 4ARTechnologies, we create a further step towards transparency and security for our customers and their artworks.”
“Partnerships with industry leaders like hasenkamp are key to 4ARTechnologies’ success,” notes Niko Kipouros, 4ARTechnologies AG Founder and CEO. “We are excited and proud to cooperate with hasenkamp, as their immense know-how and process experience are fundamental in building an integrated logistics solution that is a further step towards the standardization of a larger art market ecosystem.”
SUSE Completes Acquisition of Rancher Labs
SUSE, a global leader in true open source innovation, today announced it has closed the acquisition of Rancher Labs, the market leader in Kubernetes management. The combined company brings together a best-in-class Linux operating system, a market-leading Kubernetes management platform, and a host of pioneering edge capabilities that will give enterprises the power to innovate everywhere.
“Our customers have made it clear they want powerful technology that is both leading-edge and reliable to accelerate business transformation,” said SUSE CEO Melissa Di Donato. “We have historically delivered innovative solutions that anticipate what enterprises need, and today with Rancher, we are set to make history again. With our powerful and modular approach to open source software, our customers can count on reliability and unmatched agility to innovate everywhere – from the data center, to the cloud, to the edge and beyond.”
Innovate Everywhere through the Power of Many
SUSE and Rancher, in collaboration with a broad open source community, bring the best of innovation and stability for the enterprise.
SUSE, backed by a strong 28-year history and dedication to open source innovation, powers mission-critical applications and systems and is embedded in many devices like automobiles and medical devices around the world. Rancher was recently named a leader in The Forrester Wave™: Multicloud Container Development Platforms, Q3 2020 report and delivers open source software that enables organizations to deploy and manage Kubernetes at scale, on any infrastructure across the data center, cloud, branch offices and the network edge.
Rancher’s equal commitment to the open source community is backed by its support for multiple Kubernetes distributions and operating systems. With no vendor lock-in or limits on where computing takes place, enterprises can seamlessly innovate across their business from the edge to the core to the cloud. Together, the two companies will develop solutions that address today’s complexity for enterprises with a focus on new innovations in edge computing.
“I knew SUSE was the right company for us because of our shared ethos, viewpoint and philosophy of open source driving value to business leaders,” said Sheng Liang, former Rancher CEO and, as of today, the new President of Engineering and Innovation at SUSE. “Together, we are committed to making a significant impact on enterprise business across the globe, supporting each and every customer as they navigate cloud solutions and modernize infrastructure in a way that makes sense for their workflows.”
Bringing the ‘Open’ Back to ‘Open Source’
A shared commitment to the true ethos of open source and the greater community is what brought these independent companies together, and what will set SUSE apart as IT leaders across the globe evaluate options for business transformation.
SUSE and Rancher’s mutual customers and partners agree.
“Some open source companies are more open than others. In my experience, SUSE and Rancher are good examples and willing and able to work to deploy and service technology solutions that are truly designed to meet the needs of our business and that is incredibly refreshing,” said Frank Strecker, SVP, public cloud managed services and big data at T-Systems.
“We need to innovate in the data center and the cloud, and in order to be agile, we cannot commit to a single, heavy vertical stack. Only SUSE and Rancher deliver a truly open approach to open source software that can respond to the ever evolving, digital needs of the UK citizen in a rapid and consistent way,” said Jason Daniels, CTO, Law & Order Portfolio at Fujitsu.
Di Donato underscores these points. “Only SUSE and Rancher will provide the vision and expertise to power the future of the enterprise. Our independent approach gives customers the agility to tackle workflow challenges today, and the freedom to evolve their IT strategy and solutions tomorrow.”
SUSE most recently announced a successful fourth quarter which saw continued global growth. Cloud ACV (annual contract value) bookings continued to thrive with 87% growth, achieving 15 consecutive quarters of year over year cloud ACV increase. SUSE also saw a 21% increase year over year in customer deals worth more than $1 million.
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