• Toshiba Memory Holdings Corporation Appoints Lorenzo A. Flores as Vice Chairman
    TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Toshiba Memory Holdings Corporation, which will officially rebrand as Kioxia Holdings Corporation on October 1, 2019, today announced the appointment of Lorenzo A. Flores as Vice Chairman, effective in November, 2019. Mr. Flores brings a proven track record of strong executive leadership to the company with extensive financial experience in the technology industry. Mr. Flores will work closely with the executive management team to help lead global business expansion. Mr. Flores previously spent eleven years at Xilinx Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer since May of 2016, and Executive Vice President since February of 2018. In addition to his finance roles, Mr. Flores had responsibility for the company's Information Technology function. During his tenure as Chief Financial Officer, Xilinx established all-time highs for Revenue, Earnings Per Share, and Operating Cash Flow. Prior to joining Xilinx, Mr. Flores served as Assistant Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Cognizant Technology Solutions. He also spent ten years at Intel Corporation, serving in a variety of positions including Controller for the Intel architecture’s CPUs Group. Mr. Flores holds bachelor’s degrees in Civil Engineering and Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from University of California, Los Angeles. “We are thrilled that Lorenzo is joining us in this crucial leadership role at the beginning of Kioxia’s history,” said Stacy J. Smith, Executive Chairman of Toshiba Memory Holdings Corporation. “With Lorenzo’s excellent experience and knowledge of the semiconductor industry, he is a great addition to an already deep and experienced leadership team. There is no doubt he is the perfect person to help lead our company through its next phase of growth as Kioxia.” “I am excited to take on this position and honored to join the team as it begins its exciting new journey as Kioxia,” said Mr. Flores. “Toshiba Memory has always been a leader in the memory industry, and Kioxia is well positioned to lead us into a new era of memory.” About Toshiba Memory Toshiba Memory Group, a world leader in memory solutions, is dedicated to the development, production and sale of flash memory and solid state drives (SSDs). In April 2017, Toshiba Memory was spun off from Toshiba Corporation, the company that invented NAND flash memory in 1987. Toshiba Memory pioneers cutting-edge memory solutions and services that enrich people's lives and expand society's horizons. The company's innovative 3D flash memory technology, BiCS FLASH™, is shaping the future of storage in high-density applications, including advanced smartphones, PCs, SSDs, automotive and data centers. Toshiba Memory will officially change its name to Kioxia on October 1, 2019. For more information on Toshiba Memory, please visit https://business.toshiba-memory.com/en-jp/. Contacts For More InformationSam Ghirardello (phone: +81-3-5427-7396, Sghirardello@webershandwick.com) Masahiko Oshiro(phone: +81-3-5427-7384, Moshiro@webershandwick.com) Weber Shandwick (Tokyo) Public Relations Toshiba Memory Holdings Corporation Email: tmchq-tmchd-info@ml.toshiba.co.jp
  • Edwards’ 100th Year Environmental Award Recognises SEMI High-Tech Facility Committee
    The award, created to celebrate Edwards’ 100th anniversary, honours the committee’s work to promote environmentally sustainable practices in the semiconductor manufacturing industry. TAIPEI CITY, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edwards presented its 100th Year Environmental Award to SEMI’s High-Tech Facility Committee (HTFC) at a ceremony held last night in conjunction with the SEMICON Taiwan conference. The award recognizes an individual or group within the semiconductor industry that has made a significant contribution to the protection of the environment for future generations. Edwards, a leading supplier of vacuum and abatement systems to the industry, created the award to celebrate its own one-hundred-year history creating environments where innovation can thrive. In his remarks, Dr Paul Rawlings, President of the Semiconductor division at Edwards, cited the committee’s “outstanding contribution, leadership, drive, and ambition to reduce the impact of global warming and its potential detrimental effects on the climate for future generations.” He continued, “For one hundred years now Edwards has worked hard to nurture innovation in our customers’ manufacturing operations. In the last few decades we have fully realized the high priority we must all give to preserving our environment. This award is one small way we can promote those shared values. SEMI HTFC’s success in finding industry solutions that combine technical innovation and environmental responsibility should serve as a guiding example to us all.” SEMI is the global industry association serving the product design and manufacturing chain for the electronics industry. The HTFC was formed by SEMI Taiwan in 2013 to promote common interests in enhancing the planning, design, construction, commissioning, technology, operation and maintenance of high-tech semiconductor fabrication facilities. Further information about Edwards can be found at http://www.edwardsvacuum.com and about SEMI HTFC at http://www.htfc-eng.org. About Edwards Edwards is celebrating its 100-year birthday in 2019. The founder, FD Edwards, began by providing vacuum equipment from a small office in South London; 100 years later Edwards has over 6,000 employees worldwide engaged in the design, manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management equipment. Edwards’ innovations are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells. They are also used within an increasingly diverse range of industrial processes including power, glass and other coating applications; steel and other metallurgy; pharmaceutical and chemical; and for scientific instruments in a wide range of R&D applications. Edwards has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Europe, Asia and North America. Contacts Company Contact:Rebecca Walder +44 (0) 1293 603103 rebecca.walder@edwardsvacuum.com Agency Contact:Robert Johnson +1 858 692 4630 rob@mind-write.com
  • Allegion Announces Pricing of $400 Million of Senior Notes
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE) (“Allegion” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, today announced that it priced its previously announced offering of $400 million aggregate principal amount of 3.500% senior notes due 2029 (the “Notes”). The offering is expected to close on September 27, 2019, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. The Notes will be guaranteed upon their issuance by Allegion US Holding Company Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allegion. Allegion intends to use all of the net proceeds from the offering to repay a portion of the borrowings under its term loan facility. “This offering allows us to extend maturities at attractive interest rates,” said Patrick Shannon, senior vice president and CFO of Allegion. BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers. Allegion has filed an effective registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering and encourages investors to read it (including the accompanying prospectus, the related prospectus supplement and the information incorporated by reference therein) for more complete information about Allegion and the offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies may also be obtained by contacting BofA Securities, Inc. at the following address: NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by calling 1-800-294-1322, or by emailing dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at the following address: 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by calling 1-866-471-2526; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at the following address: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10179, Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, 3rd Floor, or by calling collect 1-212-834-4533. These securities are only offered by means of a prospectus and a prospectus supplement related to the offering. This news release is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, nor will there be any sales of securities mentioned in this news release in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding the expected closing of the offering and the use of proceeds therefrom. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “outlook,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar expressions generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the Company's currently available information and its current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. They are subject to future events, risks and uncertainties - many of which are beyond the Company’s control - as well as potentially inaccurate assumptions, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information on these factors and other risks that may affect the Company's business is included in filings it makes with the SEC from time to time, including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2019, and June 30, 2019, and in its other SEC filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. About Allegion Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in seamless access, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion secures people and assets with a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions. Allegion had $2.7 billion in revenue in 2018, and sells products in almost 130 countries. Contacts Media Contact:Whitney Moorman – Reputation Management Leader +1.317.810.3241 Whitney.Moorman@allegion.com Analyst Contact:Mike Wagnes – Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations +1.317.810.3494 Michael.Wagnes@allegion.com
  • Western Digital Announces Sale of IntelliFlash Business to DDN and Intention to Exit Storage Systems
    Western Digital to Focus on Fabric-Based Data Center Storage Infrastructure and Platforms SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its IntelliFlash™ business to DDN, a global leader in artificial intelligence (AI) and multi-cloud data management. In addition, Western Digital and DDN have agreed to expand their existing partnership through a multi-year strategic sourcing agreement, under which DDN will increase its purchase of Western Digital’s HDD and SSD storage devices. This announcement is part of Western Digital’s strategic intention to exit Storage Systems, which consists of the IntelliFlash and ActiveScale™ businesses. The company is exploring strategic options for ActiveScale. These actions will allow Western Digital to optimize its Data Center Systems portfolio around its core Storage Platforms business, which includes the OpenFlex™ platform and fabric-attached storage technologies. “As we look to the future, scaling and accelerating growth opportunities for IntelliFlash and ActiveScale will require additional management focus and investment to ensure long-term success,” said Mike Cordano, president and chief operating officer. “By refocusing our Data Center Systems resources on our Storage Platforms business, we are confident that the Western Digital portfolio will be better positioned to capture significant opportunities ahead and drive long-term value creation.” “DDN has deep technical expertise and capabilities in high performance and at scale data environments, and is well positioned to build on and accelerate the success of the business,” said Phil Bullinger, senior vice president & general manager of the Data Center Systems business. “Importantly, both Western Digital and DDN are aligned in our commitment to executing a smooth transition for all stakeholders. Western Digital will remain one of the largest consumers of IntelliFlash products, and customers will continue to receive best-in-class service and support.” The transaction is expected to close later this calendar year, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Western Digital’s intended exit of Storage Systems is expected to generate an annual non-GAAP EPS benefit of at least $0.20 starting in the fiscal 2020 third quarter ending April 3, 2020. The Company will also incur restructuring and other charges, which are not determinable at this time. About Western Digital Western Digital, a leader in data infrastructure, creates environments for data to thrive. The company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, our industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Our data-centric solutions are marketed under the G-Technology™, SanDisk®, WD®, and the Western Digital® brands. Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, OpenFlex, ActiveScale and IntelliFlash are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Note Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures This news release discloses the non-GAAP EPS benefit expected from the transaction. Non-GAAP EPS is a financial measure that is not presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”). The expected Non-GAAP EPS benefit disclosed herein excludes the amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, employee termination, asset impairment and other charges, charges related to cost saving initiatives and convertible debt activity. The timing and amount of these charges and additional charges that may impact the non-GAAP EPS benefit cannot be quantified and are dependent on the timing and determination of certain actions and, therefore, cannot be reasonably predicted. Accordingly, a full reconciliation of non-GAAP EPS benefit to the comparable GAAP financial measure depicting the impact of the transaction on a GAAP basis is not available without unreasonable effort. Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the timing and expected impact of our strategic partnership and related transaction with DDN, business strategies and growth opportunities, and product and technology portfolio. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved, if at all. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in or suggested by the forward-looking statements. Key risks and uncertainties include the possibility that conditions to closing the transaction may not be satisfied, such that the transaction will not close or that the closing may be delayed; volatility in global economic conditions; business conditions and growth in the storage ecosystem; impact of competitive products and pricing; actions by competitors; unexpected advances in competing technologies; our development and introduction of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets; difficulties or delays in manufacturing; and other risks and uncertainties listed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, including our most recently filed periodic report, to which your attention is directed. We do not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, except as required by law. Contacts Jim Pascoe Corporate Communications 408.717.6999 jim.pascoe@wdc.com Peter Andrew Investor Relations 949.672.9655 peter.andrew@wdc.com
  • Hexnode Announces Zero-day Support for the Brand-new iOS 13
    SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hexnode, the emerging leader in the Unified Endpoint Management market, has announced zero-day support for iOS 13 earlier today. Apple had announced the release date of iOS 13 for the public in the iPhone 11 event that took place in Cupertino, California, on September 10th. The beta version for developers was released in mid-June this year. Apple debuted the new OSes during the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference in June. Apple introduced iOS 13, iPadOS – the new stand-alone OS exclusively for iPads, macOS 10.15 Catalina, Apple tvOS 13 and watchOS 6. The biggest surprise of the conference was the introduction of iPadOS. However, iOS 13 had its own new cool features and enhancements to grip the crowd. In short, the event was full of surprises. Since WWDC’19, Apple fans have been desperately waiting for the OS release. The mind-boggling announcement included some long-awaited features like dark mode along with unexpected modifications to some of the existing apps such as Photos, Maps, Notes, Find My and Safari, among others. Security features have got even better with the “Sign in with Apple” feature and single time location sharing permission for 3rd party apps along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protection. Apple also had something for the enterprises too. Some of the noteworthy enterprise features in iOS 13 are: User enrollment feature exclusively for BYOD Managed Apple IDs for Businesses, which was only available for Apple School Manager before. Single Sign On extension Mandatory device supervision and management with an MDM in Apple DEP enrollment. Custom app (B2B) support in Apple School Manager, which was only available in Apple Business Manager till now. iOS 13 is said to be the fastest and efficient version of the OS so far. Find out more about the WWDC announcements here. Hexnode recently announced the support of the new Android iOS enterprise features. The product supports all the previous iOS versions with all its enterprise features, making it one of the go-to UEM solutions in the market. With Hexnode, enterprises can get on with iOS management without missing a beat. About the company: Mitsogo Inc. is a leading provider of endpoint management and security solutions. Hexnode MDM, the award-winning Unified Endpoint Management platform from Mitsogo, has been helping organizations in more than 100 countries stay agile and competitive in an increasingly mobile world. Mitsogo’s array of endpoint visibility and control solutions have secured more than 10 million devices deployed around the globe. From SMBs to Fortune 500s, enterprises of all sizes have leveraged Mitsogo’s prowess in device management to drive business productivity and compliance. With both cloud and on-premise hosting options to choose from, Mitsogo’s solutions adapt to the most complex of business environments. Find out more: http://www.hexnode.com Contacts Elizabeth Hale liz@hexnode.com+1-866-498-9407
  • Tessco Partners with JBL to Distribute Full Line of Audio Accessories
    HUNT VALLEY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--TESSCO Technologies (NASDAQ: TESS), a leading provider of mobile device accessories and retail solutions, today announced a new partnership with JBL to expand its audio portfolio. Recognized by market research firm NPD as an industry-leading brand, JBL offers an extensive line of audio products, including wireless Bluetooth devices, speakers and headphones, connected home audio solutions, in-car sound systems, and much more. “Tessco is thrilled to be partnering with JBL, one of the premier audio brands in our industry,” said Liz Robinson, Senior Vice President of Retail Sales and Product Marketing at Tessco. “With JBL as a manufacturing partner, Tessco continues to build a robust and competitive audio offering. Sales of audio products are not tied so closely to major handset launches as are other mobile device accessories, so our customers are able to realize revenue throughout the year. Our goal as a distributor is to provide retailers with just this type of opportunity, and this new partnership allows us to do so by providing our customers with one source for all their audio and mobile device accessories needs.” “We look forward to realizing the benefits this partnership provides as a result of Tessco’s broad channel reach, logistics management expertise and focus on driving incremental placement and growth for our products,” said Daniel Lee, Vice President and General Manager of Consumer Audio at HARMAN International. About Tessco TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TESS) is a value-added technology distributor, manufacturer, and solutions provider serving commercial and retail customers in the wireless infrastructure and mobile device accessories markets. The company was founded more than 30 years ago with a commitment to deliver industry-leading products, knowledge, solutions, and customer service. Tessco supplies more than 50,000 products from 350 of the industry's top manufacturers in mobile communications, Wi-Fi, Internet of Things ("IoT"), wireless backhaul, and more. Tessco is a single source for outstanding customer experience, expert knowledge, and complete end-to-end solutions for the wireless industry. About JBL JBL creates the amazing sound that shapes life’s most epic moments. From iconic events like Woodstock and concerts at Madison Square Garden, to games at Yankee Stadium and weekend road trips, JBL elevates listeners’ experiences with award-winning audio that lets them make the most of every moment. With unmatched professional credentials and over 70 years of delivering industry leading innovation, JBL is the authority in engineering superior sound. About HARMAN HARMAN International (harman.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, LTD., designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions; and services supporting the Internet of Things. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Contacts Morgan Haddaway haddawaym@ventev.com410-773-3694
  • Roku Introduces New Streaming Player Lineup
    Roku Express Features New, Smaller Form Factor; Roku Ultra Delivers Powerful 4K Streaming with New Personal Shortcut Buttons and Fast Channel Launch LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today unveiled its new streaming player lineup for the U.S and other markets. New versions of the Roku Express (MSRP $29.99), offering easy HD streaming in a sleek new form factor, and the Roku Ultra (MSRP $99.99), featuring fast channel launch and a remote with personal shortcut buttons designed to get to content quickly, will be available to customers. Five additional Roku® streaming players round out the lineup in the U.S and will be available broadly in the coming weeks. In addition, Roku also announced Roku OS 9.2 in a separate announcement. “We’re driven by the goal of delivering an exceptional streaming experience to our customers that includes endless entertainment and intuitive ways to find it,” said Mark Ely, Vice President, Players and Whole Home Product Management at Roku. “Our new streaming player lineup continues to offer a device for every type of streamer. Whether you’re streaming to your TV for the first time or are a cord-cutting power-house who wants our ultimate streaming device – we’ve got something for everyone.” New Roku Express Roku Express is 10% smaller than its predecessor and is designed to blend in when connected to a TV. It can be fully powered by most televisions if an outlet is not nearby, reducing clutter. Additional Roku Express features and accessories include: Easy and smooth HD streaming Simple remote featuring channel shortcut buttons High-Speed HDMI® Cable Power adaptor New Roku Ultra Roku Ultra remains the ultimate streaming player delivering brilliant HD, 4K & HDR picture quality and Roku’s best wireless performance. With an enhanced quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual-band wireless, Roku Ultra offers exceptional streaming and is feature-packed for power streamers and cord-cutters. The new fast channel launch feature get users to entertainment faster, improving channel launch times for the top channels across the Roku platform. Additionally, new programmable personal shortcut buttons on the Enhanced Roku Voice Remote offer personalization and one-touch control of entertainment. More Roku Ultra features and accessories include: 4K resolution for ultra-sharp picture quality HDR for rich, more true-to-life imagery Both Ethernet 10/100 and 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless USB port for local media playback and MicroSD slot for channel caching Dolby and DTS Digital Surround™ pass through over HDMI® Lost remote finder Enhanced voice remote with personal shortcut buttons, a headphone jack for private listening and buttons for TV power, volume, and mute Premium JBL headphones included for private listening The Roku OS provides access to 500,000+ movies and TV episodes including live TV, news, sports, hit movies, popular shows and more. Unbiased search across top channels makes it easy to find entertainment for free or at the lowest cost. There are hundreds of free channels, including The Roku Channel. Featured Free offers one-click-access to free entertainment including high-quality movies, shows and in-season network content from channels across our platform. The free Roku mobile app enables viewers to control their Roku device, use Roku Voice, Private Listening, stream The Roku Channel on the go and more. Pricing and Availability The Roku streaming player lineup offers a variety of devices made with unique streamers and customers in mind. Roku Express (MSRP $29.99) – Features an even smaller form factor and offers easy HD streaming Roku Express+ (MSRP $39.99) – Features the new sleek form factor and a Roku Voice remote. Available exclusively at Walmart Roku Premiere (MSRP $39.99) – Delivers easy 4K & HDR streaming with a simple remote Roku Streaming Stick+ (MSRP $59.99) – Offers a powerful, portable HD, 4K and HDR streaming with the long-range wireless and a Roku Voice Remote with TV controls Roku Streaming Stick+ HE (MSRP $59.99) – Available exclusively at Best Buy and includes the Enhanced Roku Voice Remote with a headphone jack and Roku headphones for Private Listening Roku Ultra LT (MSRP $79.99) – A Walmart exclusive featuring HD, 4K and HDR streaming, ethernet, 802.11ac MIMO dual-band wireless, an Enhanced Roku Voice remote with TV controls and Roku headphones Roku Ultra (MSRP $99.99) – Delivers brilliant HD, 4K & HDR picture quality and Roku’s best wireless and new features such as fast channel launch, personal shortcut and mute buttons, premium JBL Headphones and more The Roku Express and Roku Ultra are available for pre-order at Roku.com today. The Roku Express+ will be available broadly at the end of September with the rest of the devices on sale in October. International Availablity Roku is also expanding its streaming player lineup internationally in Canada, the UK, the Republic of Ireland and select countries in Latin America. The Roku Express, Roku Premiere and Roku Streaming Stick+ are expected to be available in the coming weeks. About Roku, Inc. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku TV™ models and Roku streaming players are available around the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. Roku audio products are available in the U.S. through direct retail sales. Roku is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.A. This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to the benefits, impact, features and availability of Roku streaming player models, and the benefits and features of the Roku platform. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Roku, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available from Roku without charge. Roku, the Roku logo, and Streaming Stick areregistered trademarks and Roku TV is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders. Contacts Seana Norvell Public Relations Roku snorvell@roku.com Investor Relations ir@roku.com
  •  Lenovo Announces New MyLenovo Rewards Customer Loyalty Program
     Customers can now earn 3% on purchases, get early access to sales and more RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced a new consumer loyalty program that lets customers earn rewards on everything they buy on lenovo.com to use for discounts on future purchases – with no minimums, exclusions or blackout dates. The new MyLenovo Rewards program even gives bonus rewards for everyday activities such as posting product reviews, referring friends and family and more. Customers who sign up for the program will earn 3% back in MyLenovo Rewards on every purchase from lenovo.com – then use those rewards to offset the cost of future purchases. Whether it's a new laptop, tower PC, game controller or mousepad, members get back 3% of the purchase price to use on future website offers, including sale items. MyLenovo Rewards members also get access to special promo codes and are eligible for exclusive Double Rewards offers on selected products.* It’s easy to join and use MyLenovo Rewards: REGISTER – Sign-up is simple and free. A dashboard helps members track rewards, redemptions, etc. SHOP – MyLenovo Rewards members see potential rewards dollars (3%) listed for every item on lenovo.com, plus occasional double rewards (6%) deals and early access to select sales. EARN – Rewards accrue with each purchase, and members can get extra MyLenovo Rewards simply for completing their profile, reviewing purchases or making referrals to lenovo.com. REDEEM – MyLenovo Rewards are redeemable 30 days after purchase, while sign-up and other non-purchase rewards can be used immediately. Rewards can be saved or applied to future purchases automatically and don’t expire for six months. “Our customers are intensely loyal to Lenovo – they are the heart and soul of our company – and the new MyLenovo Rewards program is a great way for us to say, ‘Thank You’ for that loyalty,” said Carlo Savino, Executive Director, North America eCommerce at Lenovo. “It should also be attractive to new, value-focused customers who’ll see Lenovo as a great place to save money on some of the world’s leading laptops, gaming systems, PC accessories and thousands of other products.” Interested customers can sign up for MyLenovo Rewards today. Members will receive regular MyLenovo Rewards emails with program updates, new product announcements and special offers. To learn more and sign up for MyLenovo Rewards, go to https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/rewards/. Customers who aren’t yet members will see offers to join the program in their shopping cart and have opportunities to sign up post-purchase, too. * MyLenovo Rewards apply to purchases made on Lenovo’s public, employee and affinity websites but not at Lenovo Outlet or the LenovoPRO for SMB store. For complete program terms and conditions, visit https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/rewards/terms/. ABOUT LENOVO Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$50 billion Fortune Global 500 company, with 57,000 employees and operating in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society. By designing, engineering and building the world’s most complete portfolio of smart devices and infrastructure, we are also leading an Intelligent Transformation – to create better experiences and opportunities for millions of customers around the world. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com, follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Weibo and read about the latest news via our StoryHub. Contacts David Hamilton, Lenovo dhamilton1@lenovo.comPh: +1 (919) 908-5153
  • Luminary Unveils New Podcasts for Fall Lineup
    Luminary Adds Seven Podcasts to the Network, Including Two Podcasts From Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco, Country Music Superstar Martina McBride, Actor Rainn Wilson & Scholar Reza Aslan, Bill Simmons’ The Ringer Network, Bestselling Cookbook Author Tamar Adler, and Lena Dunham’s The C-Word Will Launch Its Second Season New Fall Podcasts Will Debut Starting Next Week NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#HearLuminary--Luminary, a podcast technology and content company, announced that six new original podcasts and one new second season podcast will join its premium content network this fall, with several of the new shows debuting the week of September 23, 2019. “We are thrilled to welcome these talented creators to the Luminary network,” said Matt Sacks, Luminary Co-founder and CEO. “At Luminary, we are committed to bringing the highest quality shows to listeners, and we will continue adding top quality content from new creators to our offering,” he added. Luminary is a free podcast app and premium subscription content network, where Luminary Premium subscribers have access to podcasts from some of the most recognizable voices in podcasting, legendary entertainers, and diverse and emerging voices. The shows on Luminary range from news, politics, and long-form journalism to comedy, music, true crime, sports, pop culture, and scripted fiction. The new podcasts premiering this fall will join Luminary’s existing network of shows, including On Second Thought with Trevor Noah, Under the Skin with Russell Brand, Hear to Slay with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom, The Ringer’s The Rewatchables 1999, and Tabloid: The Making of Ivanka Trump from New York Magazine. The Fall 2019 lineup of new podcasts features the following: Frontier Tween from Team Coco: In a new coming-of-age scripted comedy series from Team Coco, the all-female writing staff takes you on a journey of Tilly Mulch’s life on the untamed prairie. From helping her God-fearing Ma and her poor sick Pa (Conan O’Brien) on the farm, to scheming with her frontier friends Billy and Nell, Tilly (Maria Bamford) hardly has a moment to work on her life’s passion: her writing. Will Tilly win the poetry contest and get to travel to the city to see all the two-story buildings? Will Pa’s case of the shrivels do him in? Find out this season on Frontier Tween! Written by the team who created The Onion’s A Very Fatal Murder, all 10 episodes of Frontier Tween will be released on Tuesday, 9/24. Metaphysical Milkshake with Rainn Wilson & Reza Aslan: Metaphysical Milkshake is a new podcast from SoulPancake with Rainn Wilson, best known for his role as Dwight Schrute on the NBC sitcom The Office, and Reza Aslan, -renowned writer, commentator, professor, Emmy-nominated producer, and scholar of religions. Together they will tackle life’s big questions – What is spirituality? How do we walk through the world? Is Gen Z facing an epidemic of loneliness? Does money make rich people evil? Listen to the trailer now and be prepared to tackle life’s biggest questions every Wednesday, starting on 9/25. Vocal Point with Martina McBride: Country icon and lifestyle influencer Martina McBride – best known for igniting cultural conversations with her anthemic story-filled songs – turns the tables to interview country music legends and her musical contemporaries, sharing life and music stories with each other and listeners. Listeners can tune into conversations with some of the biggest country legends, including Garth Brooks, Dustin Lynch, Sara Evans, Runaway June, and Pam Tillis. Vocal Point is produced by Believe Entertainment Group and will be a weekly series premiering Friday 9/27. Sonic Boom from The Ringer: A new podcast from The Ringer, this audio documentary chronicles the history of the NBA’s Seattle Supersonics up until they left for Oklahoma prior to the 2008 season. Did Seattle ever have a chance? Who are the villains in this story? Hear from the NBA legends, politicians, diehard fans, business executives, and more as The Ringer's Jordan Ritter Conn unearths never before heard truths about the NBA's greatest heist. Dive into the chronicle of a perfect storm of events: how Seattle went from an iconic NBA city to a basketball orphan. Sonic Boom joins two other Luminary exclusives from The Ringer, including Rewatchables 1999 and Break Stuff: The Story of Woodstock. Sonic Boom will be a limited run series airing every Thursday, starting 10/3. Smartr from Team Coco: In this new scripted comedy series from Team Coco, Big Tech is at the height of its power, so why are so many people losing faith in Silicon Valley? We've lived through the ‘techlash’ – it’s time for tech to lash back! Join venture capital legend Noa Lukas as he profiles the monopolies of tomorrow and helps them nail down that billion-dollar valuation, addict a global userbase, or move past their recent human rights-related “messaging difficulties.” Innovation is a zero-sum game, and whether you’re a hacker, a founder or a legacy player being left behind, Noa has the track record and the expertise you need to play “smartr.” Featuring the voices of Tim Heidecker, Kate Berlant, Mitra Jouhari, Joel Kim Booster, and more, this satirical scripted podcast premieres Tuesday, 10/29. Food Actually with Tamar Adler from Pushkin Industries: In this new podcast from Malcom Gladwell’s Pushkin Industries, Tamar Adler, author of Something Old, Something New: Classic Recipes Revived and An Everlasting Meal: Cooking with Economy and Grace, brings a new podcast to Luminary that goes deep into food and culture, exposing the truths about food in our society. Food Actually is expected to premiere in early November 2019. The C-Word with Lena Dunham & Alissa Bennett returns for its second season this November. The C-Word offers a weekly deep-dive into the life and media coverage of a woman deemed “crazy” by society and unpacks the lives of messy, fascinating women with empathy and humor. Season one covered some of the most memorable females splashed across the tabloids, including Robin Givens, Mariah Carey, Casey Johnson, and Lisa Nowak. Season two of The C-Word premieres in early November 2019. Cover art and photos, as available, can be downloaded at this link. Luminary offers all listeners a one-month free trial of Luminary Premium, with a monthly subscription of $7.99 following the first month for U.S. subscribers. The free Luminary app is also available to download for listeners in Canada, the U.K., and Australia, also with a one-month free trial. About Luminary Luminary is a podcast technology and content company offering a free podcast app with simple user interface and smart content discovery, and a premium subscription network of top quality and premium podcasts available only on Luminary. Luminary Premium features some of the most recognizable voices in podcasting, legendary entertainers, and diverse and emerging voices. Driven by the singular mission to improve the podcasting experience for both listeners and creators, Luminary is making it easier for podcast listeners to find great content and for podcast creators to do their best work. The free Luminary app is available on iOS, Android, and web. For more information, visit luminarypodcasts.com or follow @hearluminary. Note: Please reach out to press@luminary.audio if you would like to receive free media access to Luminary Premium to review shows or listen to content. Contacts Media:Sarah Rothman, The Lede Company sarah.rothman@ledecompany.com
  • letgo Appoints First CPO and CFO
    Former Hotels.com Global Product VP Josh Crossick joins letgo as CPO Former OfferPad COO/CFO Rahim Lakhani named letgo CFO NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--letgo, the biggest and fastest growing app to buy and sell locally, announced today that it has hired Josh Crossick as the company’s first Chief Product Officer (CPO) and Rahim Lakhani as its first Chief Financial Officer (CFO). They will guide letgo’s efforts to accelerate monetization, develop new features and technology, and grow its popular marketplace. The 4-year-old startup passed 100M downloads, 400M listings and 6B messages sent between users worldwide last year, mostly in the U.S. Crossick joins letgo after nearly a decade at Hotels.com, part of Expedia Group, where he was most recently Vice President of Global Product, leading the platform’s vision and strategy across 35 countries. He previously held product leadership roles with Vodafone and on-demand video startup Blinkbox. Lakhani was most recently Chief Operating Officer and CFO at OfferPad, an online real estate platform. Prior to that he was CFO, India/Southeast Asia at Anheuser-Busch InBev, and a Vice President at Deutsche Bank. “Josh and Rahim each have an extraordinary track record in e-commerce and a deep understanding of what it takes to operate and scale a marketplace of our size,” said letgo cofounder Alec Oxenford. “They will play crucial roles in helping us take the international platform we’ve built over the past four years to the next level.” About letgo letgo is America’s biggest and fastest growing app to buy and sell locally, with over 100M downloads and 400M listings worldwide since launching in 2015. The marketplace is filled with everything from electronics, cars and collectibles to housing, clothing and furniture. With innovative features like letgo Reveal and video listings, the free app makes it easy to list what you don’t need and find great deals nearby on anything you do. Listing something is as simple as taking a photo because letgo’s technology automatically suggests a title, price and category. letgo was founded by Alec Oxenford, Jordi Castello and Enrique Linares. For more information, visit letgo.com and download the app for Android and iOS. Contacts PressJonathan Lowe Jon@letgo.com
  • Grandstream Adds New High-End Model to GRP Series of Carrier Grade IP Phones
    Designed for easy management and mass deployment, the GRP2615 also adds support for 16 SIP accounts, built-in Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, 40 multi-purpose keys, a 4.3” color screen and more BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Grandstream, connecting the world with award-winning SIP unified communications solutions since 2002, today announced the release of the GRP2615 High-End Carrier-Grade IP Phone. The newest addition to Grandstream’s GRP series of Carrier-Grade IP Phones, the GRP2615 is a high-end model with a sleek design, support for 10 lines/16 SIP accounts and state-of-the-art features including a 4.3-inch color LCD, built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and more. “We are excited to announce the GRP2615, which offers a high-quality innovative voice endpoint for both wired and wireless networks,” said David Li, CEO of Grandstream. “Our carrier-grade GRP series not only provides easy management for secure mass deployment, but also offers a wide-range of competitive device options to support the increasingly demanding requirements of any business. We are excited to extend the GRP series with this new model.” The GRP2615 is the latest addition to Grandstream’s GRP series of Carrier-Grade IP Phones, which are designed to offer simple mass deployment and easy-management paired with next-generation features. The GRP series combines with the Grandstream Device Management System (GDMS) to provide centralized provisioning and deployment. Specific features of the GRP2615 include: 4.3” (480x272) color LCD, up to 10 lines, 16 SIP accounts and 40 multi-purpose keys Integrated dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 Dual-switched Gigabit ports with integrated PoE Up to 40 virtual multi-purpose keys (MPKs) for digital BLF/speed dial, also compatible with up to 4 GBX20 Extension Modules (to be released soon) to add another 160 BLF/speed dial contacts, for a combined total of up to 200 programmable BLF/speed dial keys Easily swappable faceplate for flexible logo customization Zero provisioning and easy management through Grandstream’s new cloud platform, GDMS (Grandstream Device Management System). GDMS, which is currently in Beta and will be officially released in the coming months, provides a centralized secure interface to easily provision and manage large deployments of Grandstream endpoints. Industry leading security protection such as secure boot, random default password, unique security certificate per device, and encrypted data storage Support for all major voice codecs including wide-band Opus, G.722, G.711, G.729A/B, G.723, iLBC, G.726, etc. and multi-party conferencing Dual firmware images for improved reliability Unified firmware across with all other GRP2600 series models Product Resources Click here to visit the product page for the GRP2615, which includes datasheets, technical resources and more. Pricing and Availability The GRP2615 series is generally available for purchase through Grandstream’s worldwide distribution channels at a suggested retail price of $175 USD. About Grandstream Grandstream Networks, Inc. has been connecting the world since 2002 with SIP Unified Communications products and solutions that allow businesses to be more productive than ever before. Our award-winning solutions serve the small-to-medium business and enterprises markets and have been recognized throughout the world for their quality, reliability and innovation. Grandstream solutions lower communication costs, increase security protection and enhance productivity. Their open standard SIP-based products offer broad interoperability throughout the industry, along with unrivaled features and flexibility. Visit http://www.grandstream.com for more information or connect with us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Contacts Phil Bowers marketing@grandstream.com
  • Apple Fifth Avenue: The Cube is Back
    The New York City landmark returns redesigned and reimagined NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apple® today previewed the new Apple Fifth Avenue, an entirely reimagined space beneath one of New York City’s most recognized landmarks. With its distinctive, luminous glass cube rising above a newly designed public plaza, Apple Fifth Avenue is ready to resume its place at the heart of one of the world’s most vibrant creative communities. Now nearly double the size of its original version with a higher ceiling and more natural light, Apple Fifth Avenue is a brighter, more expansive space, and the perfect stage for customers to discover and try Apple’s newest products. A new Forum will be home to free, daily Today at Apple® programming, which kicks off Saturday with a special series that captures the creative spirit of New York. The area dedicated to Geniuses has also doubled, allowing the team to dramatically increase service capacity. It remains the only Apple retail location open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. “Our customers are at the center of everything we do, and Apple Fifth Avenue is for them, to inspire them, and to provide the very best place to discover our newest products,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “It’s unique among Apple stores, and today it returns even more welcoming, and even more beautiful than ever. We’re so proud to be a part of this great city where so much happens every day.” Steve Jobs opened the store in 2006 and personally welcomed the first customers to enter the cube. Since then, Apple Fifth Avenue has had over 57 million visitors, more annually than the Statue of Liberty or Empire State Building. The glass cube has been a beacon and an important focal point for product launches starting with the first iPhone® in 2007. This Friday, Apple Fifth Avenue is set for its most significant launch ever with the availability of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max and Apple Watch® Series 5. The redesigned plaza is lined by 28 honey locust trees bordered with linear fountains providing a welcome and quiet setting to gather and sit. At the center stands the dramatic glass cube flanked by 18 mirror-glass Skylenses and 62 skylights that flood natural light into the expanded store below. Visitors enter by descending the new stainless steel spiral staircase, or by riding the dynamic circular elevator into the grand hall. The staircase is a remarkable design achievement with 43 cantilevered stair treads that support a floating cylinder of glass. Above is a back-lit, cloud-like ceiling made from curved fabric that combines artificial and natural light to match the real-time tones of sunlight throughout the day. “We couldn’t be more excited and more ready to welcome customers back to Apple Fifth Avenue,” said Deirdre O’Brien, Apple’s senior vice president of Retail + People. “Not only is the new space and experience absolutely inspiring, our amazing retail Geniuses, Creative Pros and Specialists have worked so hard preparing for this day. Who they are, and the talents they bring, are so essential to the excellence we strive for at Apple.” Apple Fifth Avenue will be staffed with 900 employees who speak over 30 languages. With the all-new Apple Watch Series 5, customers can experience the highly personal Apple Watch Studio to create a custom Apple Watch that expresses their individual style. For iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, Specialists can assist customers with free Personal Setup for the quickest and easiest way to find the right plan, transfer data and start enjoying their new iPhone. And with Apple Trade In, iPhone is even more affordable. Apple Fifth Avenue reopens tomorrow at 8 a.m. Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it. NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit Apple Newsroom (www.apple.com/newsroom), or call Apple’s Media Helpline at (408) 974-2042. © 2019 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Today at Apple, iPhone and Apple Watch are trademarks of Apple Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners. Contacts Apple Nick Leahy, (408) 862-5012 nleahy@apple.comAshley Rivera, (408) 862 1381 ashley_rivera@apple.com
  • Global 3D Projectors Market 2019-2023: Emerging Opportunities in Laser Projectors - Technavio.com
    LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#consumerapparel--The 3D projectors market report has been added to Technavio's catalog. The global 3D projectors market is expected to grow at a CAGR of close to 7% over the forecast period. A 3D projector maps data with three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface. 3D projectors provide a sense of depth and realism to the images in a movie, which drives their utility in theaters and cinema halls. The 3D projectors market is expected to grow significantly during the forecast period, owing to the growing commercial and residential construction and the rising adoption in theaters and cinema halls. For more Information, get a Free Sample Report. The education sector has witnessed substantial technological advances over the years, which includes the emergence of technologies such as interactive whiteboards, flat-panel technology, touchscreen tablets, and other educational audio or video technology, such as 3D projectors. 3D projectors make the lessons more interactive as the images and graph appear clearer and more accurate as compared to traditional projectors. Therefore, the increasing adoption of 3D projectors in the education sector will drive the growth of the market during the forecast period. The growing popularity of laser projectors will be one of the key trends in the 3D projectors market during the forecast period. Laser projectors are gaining immense traction as they offer better quality and brightness when compared to lamp projectors and produce richer and precise colors. These projectors offer benefits such as efficiency, long life, speed, and are less noisy. Hence, laser projectors are the future of the projection industry. Regional Outlook The market for 3D projectors market spans across five major regions: the Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America and the Middle East and Africa. The 3D projectors market in Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing market globally, with an incremental growth of approximately USD 560 million. China and India are expected to emerge as major revenue contributors to the 3D projectors market in APAC. This is mainly attributed to the increasing number of offices and business parks, growing preference for 3D movies among the audience, and the increasing adoption of technology-based learning techniques in the region. With the increasing interest in 3D films, China is estimated to witness substantial growth in the demand for projectors and other products with 3D capability. Competitive Outlook Acer Inc. is engaged in the research, design, and marketing of personal computers, IT products, and tablet products. The company also provides e-commerce and cloud services, as well as the sales and distribution of smart devices. The company is based in Taiwan and operates in countries such as the US, mainland China, and others. The company reported revenues of USD 7922 million for FY2018. The company offers monitors and projectors of different configurations and models, such as VL7860 and C200. In September 2019, Acer Inc. launched its C250i portable LED projector, which features Full HD resolution. Get Full Report: https://www.technavio.com/report/3d-projectors-market-industry-analysis Scope of The Report 2.1 Preface 2.2 Preface 2.3 Currency conversion rates for US$ Market Landscape Market ecosystem Market characteristics Market segmentation analysis Market Sizing Market definition Market sizing 2018 Market size and forecast 2018-2023 Five Forces Analysis Bargaining power of buyers Bargaining power of suppliers Threat of new entrants Threat of substitutes Threat of rivalry Market condition Market Segmentation by Technology Market segmentation by technology Comparison by technology DLP - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 LCD - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 LCoS - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 Market opportunity by technology Customer Landscape Geographic Landscape Geographic segmentation Geographic comparison APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 Key leading countries Market opportunity Drivers and Challenges Market drivers Market challenges Market Trends Increasing launch of innovative products Growing popularity of laser projectors Introduction of interactive projectors in education sector Vendor Landscape Overview Landscape disruption Vendor Analysis Vendors covered Vendor classification Market positioning of vendors Acer Inc. Barco NV BenQ Corp. Canon Inc. Coretronic Corp. NEC Corp. Panasonic Corp. Seiko Epson Corp. Sony Corp. ViewSonic Corp. Appendix Research methodology List of abbreviations Definition of market positioning of vendors For more information about this report, visit https://www.technavio.com/r/. Contacts Technavio Research Jesse Maida Media & Marketing Executive US: +1 844 364 1100 UK: +44 203 893 3200 http://www.technavio.com  
  • T-Mobile is the Only Wireless Provider to Offer 3% Daily Cash on Apple Card
    Plus, get 50% off any new iPhone with eligible trade-in BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS): What’s the news: T-Mobile is the only wireless provider to offer 3% Daily Cash on Apple Card. Any customer can score 3% Daily Cash on Apple Card with Apple Pay in T-Mobile stores!   Why it matters: T-Mobile’s iPhone offer just got better. On top of 50% off the latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max with eligible trade-in, customers can also receive 3% Daily Cash for all purchases, including the new iPhone, the new Apple Watch Series 5 and the new seventh-generation iPad, when they use Apple Card with Apple Pay in T-Mobile stores.   Who it’s for: Anyone looking to save more on their purchase from T-Mobile, along with the latest products from Apple. This includes the shiny new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max … all of which tap into T-Mobile’s newest, most powerful 600 MHz signal. Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) announced it is the only wireless provider to offer 3% Daily Cash on Apple Card. Starting Friday, September 20, all customers will receive 3% Daily Cash when they use Apple Card with Apple Pay at any T-Mobile store. Combine that with T-Mobile’s current offer — 50% off the latest iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max with 24 monthly bill credits and an eligible trade-in — and customers score serious savings on the latest and greatest. Plus, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, a new pro line for iPhone, as well as the dual-camera iPhone 11, all tap into T-Mobile’s newest, most powerful signal, 600MHz, that gives customers better coverage and capacity than ever before in rural areas and buildings. “We’re all about giving customers the best value in wireless, and we’re doing it again by offering 3% Daily Cash on Apple Card,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile. “More options. More value. And cash back, including on Apple’s newest products. It’s just the Un-carrier way.” Apple Card, a new kind of credit card created by Apple and designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life. Customers will receive 2% Daily Cash every time they use Apple Card with Apple Pay and 3% Daily Cash on all purchases made directly with Apple. Apple Card is extending 3% Daily Cash to more retailers and apps. Starting on Friday, September 20, any customer will receive 3% Daily Cash for all purchases, including the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, the new Apple Watch Series 5 and the new seventh-generation iPad, as well as one-time bill payments when they use Apple Card with Apple Pay in T-Mobile stores. And this is just the beginning, as T-Mobile will bring Apple Pay to the T-Mobile app and t-mobile.com. Customers can apply for Apple Card through the Wallet app on iPhone in minutes and start using it right away with Apple Pay in stores, in apps and on websites. iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max all connect to T-Mobile’s newest, most powerful LTE signal, 600 MHz. No signal goes further or is more reliable. And, only with T-Mobile, Magenta customers can get great Un-carrier benefits like taxes and fees included, Netflix on Us for families, data and texting included in 210+ destinations worldwide, Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi for unlimited texting all flight long and one hour of free smartphone Wi-Fi, and T-Mobile Tuesdays, where customers get thanked with free stuff every week and more. For more information on iPhone deals at T-Mobile, visit http://www.t-mobile.com. For more information on Apple Card, visit http://www.apple.com/apple-card/. For more details on Apple products, please visit http://www.apple.com. No signal is more reliable (traveling far and deep) than 600 MHz. Check T-Mobile.com for coverage details. Limited time offer; subject to change. If you cancel wireless service before receiving 24 bill credits, credits stop and remaining device balance at full price is due; contact us before canceling to instead make discounted monthly balance payments. Plus tax on pre-credit price. Qualifying credit, service, & finance agreement required. iPhone 11 (64GB): $0 down + $29.17/mo. x 24; pre-credit price: $699.99. 0% APR. $10 SIM card, and, in stores & on customer service calls, $20 assisted or upgrade support charge may be required. Must be active and in good standing to receive credits; allow 2 bill cycles. Max 12/account. May not be combined with some offers or discounts (e.g. Carrier Freedom).​ About T-Mobile US, Inc. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 83.1 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com. Contacts Media ContactT-Mobile US, Inc. Media Relations MediaRelations@t-mobile.com Investor Relations Contact T-Mobile US, Inc. investor.relations@t-mobile.comhttp://investor.t-mobile.com
  • Socure Recognized as One of America’s Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies in Forbes’ AI 50 List
    Socure is Redefining Identity Verification for Financial Institutions by Reducing Fraud and Manual Reviews by 80 to 90 Percent NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Socure, a leader in high-assurance digital identity verification, today announced that Forbes, a leading business publication defining the voice of entrepreneurial capitalism, has named Socure one of America’s most promising artificial intelligence companies in its Forbes’ AI 50 list. The list recognizes startups that have demonstrated leadership in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, natural language processing, or computer vision as a part of their core business model. Socure’s AI-driven ID+ identity verification platform helps banks, fintechs and other financial services organizations drastically reduce third-party identity fraud by evaluating data from hundreds of online and offline data sources such as credit bureaus, carrier phone records, IP addresses, and social networks. The platform ensures highly accurate results, provides greater efficiency in account opening, and drastically reduces the need for costly manual reviews. “We are honored to be recognized by Forbes for our commitment to use artificial intelligence to eliminate identity fraud,” said Tom Thimot, CEO at Socure. “Being part of this prestigious list is a testament to the hard work of our team over the past year. As we continue to refine our platform and expand our client base, AI and machine learning will continue to be the core of everything we do.” Socure’s digital identity verification solutions continue to displace legacy systems at consumer-facing organizations across the U.S. In 2018, the company’s revenue grew more than 300 percent year-over-year, fueled by increasing demand for its analytics-based platform. Socure’s customers include seven of the nine largest U.S. banks, six of the top 10 U.S. card issuers, two of the top five global remittance providers, a top five online retailer, as well as leading digital banks, lenders and insurers across the U.S. For more information about Socure ‘s ID+ platform, visit https://www.socure.com/identity-verification. About Forbes’ AI 50 List The inaugural Forbes’ AI 50 list spans healthcare, transportation, security, insurance and more to present a list of private, U.S.-based companies that are wielding some subset of artificial intelligence in a meaningful way and demonstrating real business potential from doing so. About Socure ID+ Socure’s ID+ uses patented machine learning (ML) & artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to establish trust in online transactions. The platform provides an instant, multidimensional view of customers and potential customers so that financial services organizations can automatically approve digital transactions. ID+ combines AI, ML and clustering algorithms to continuously ingest, normalize and evaluate data from hundreds of online and offline data sources including credit bureaus, email history, phone records, IP addresses, social networks and more. This allows for real-time analysis of massive datasets at machine speed to achieve results far beyond the capabilities of humans and rules-based approaches. ID+ applies predictive analytics to real-time transactions and assigns a risk score to identities, and this is used to determine whether a request should be auto-accepted or flagged for manual review by a fraud analyst. About Socure Socure is the leader in high-assurance digital identity verification technology. Its predictive analytics platform applies artificial intelligence and machine-learning techniques with trusted online/offline data intelligence from email, phone, address, IP, social media and the broader Internet to authenticate identities in real-time. Socure powers financial inclusion, increasing acceptance as much as 40 percent for millennials and other thin-file consumers. It also reduces fraud for online new account opening by up to 90 percent, lowers manually reviewed knowledge-based authentication (KBA) rates by as much as 80 percent, and automates Customer Identification Program (CIP), Know Your Customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) compliance initiatives. Socure was founded in 2012 and is based in New York City. Contacts Janine Savarese Peppercomm T: (212) 931-6147 jsavarese@peppercomm.com
  • Roku Announces New Streaming Player Line-up for Canada
    New Roku Express is Smaller and Can be Powered by Most TVs; Roku Premiere Delivers 4K Streaming for Just CAD 49.99 Live Linear Channels Now on The Roku Channel in Canada LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today unveiled its 2019 streaming player lineup for Canada, consisting of three models. Roku® launched a redesigned Roku Express, offering easy HD streaming in a sleek new form factor. Brand new to the Canadian line-up is the Roku Premiere which delivers 4K streaming with HDR, starting from CAD 49.99. The existing Roku Streaming Stick+ will remain in the 2019 line-up, offering powerful portability, exceptional wireless performance and vibrant 4K HDR picture quality. Roku also announced that it is adding free live linear channels to The Roku Channel in Canada, with the first linear channels expected to arrive before the end of the month. “We are delivering more value and improved picture quality across the new 2019 streaming player line up for Canada. The Roku Premiere delivers 4K HDR for a more immersive TV experience,” said Lloyd Klarke, Director Product Management at Roku. “Whether you are new to streaming or demand more advanced features such as better Wi-Fi, 4K HDR and voice search, we have the right streaming player for everyone.” Roku Express The Roku Express is 10% smaller than its predecessor, is sleek and designed to blend in and disappear when connected to a TV. It can be fully powered by most TVs to reduce clutter around the TV. With the Roku Express consumers can enjoy easy and smooth HD streaming. In the box a simple remote control is included with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons, a High Speed HDMI® cable and a power cord. Roku Premiere The Roku Premiere is a simple way to start streaming in HD, 4K Ultra HD or 4K HDR. It features a powerful quad-core processor and comes in a low-profile form factor. In the box a Premium High Speed HDMI® cable is included plus remote control with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons and a power cord. All Roku streaming devices in Canada provide access to thousands of free and paid streaming services, including: Netflix, Prime Video, The Roku Channel, DAZN, Global TV, CBS All Access, Acorn TV, hayu, Britbox, VMedia and many more. Additionally, Roku players and Roku TVs can be used with the free Roku mobile app for iOS and Android, to enjoy private listening, voice search and more. New on The Roku Channel: Live Linear The Roku Channel launched in Canada in 2018 and has quickly gained popularity. No subscriptions, fees or logins are required to access hundreds of free movies, TV shows and documentaries, with a selection of box office hits and TV shows featured every month. Next to on-demand entertainment, Roku users in Canada will soon be able to access 14 live linear channel on The Roku Channel, from various publishers: Law & Crime ‒ Watch the courtroom drama unfold live and get in depth legal analysis on the day’s biggest crime and legal stories. Now This ‒ Now This is the most watched mobile news brand in the world, providing the latest in video news, investigative reports, interviews and original series. AllTime ‒ AllTime aims to bring you the most informative, fascinating and engaging top 10 videos. TMZ ‒ Get your daily dose of pop culture from the TMZ channel featuring programs such as TMZ Sports, The Hollywood Beatdown, TMZ TV, TMZ Chatter and more. AFV ‒ America’s Funniest Home Videos (AFV) shines the spotlight on hilarious videos to bring you America’s “real-life” funny moments captured on video. Fail Army ‒ FailArmy is the world’s number one source for epic fail videos and hilarious compilations. Pet Collective ‒ The Pet Collective is home to the top trending clips, most entertaining memes, and funniest animal videos. People Are Awesome ‒ People Are Awesome is the number one destination for amazing, original videos and compilations of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. Adventure Sports Network ‒ Adventure Sports Network (ASN) is the worldwide leader in adventure sports, outdoor, lifestyle and travel. Food52 ‒ Come on by the Food52 test kitchen. Our award-winning editors and kitchen experts—like Genius Recipes’s Kristen Miglore and Dear Test Kitchen’s Josh Cohen—are here to help with dinner tonight, weekend meal prep, cookie emergencies, you name it. Tastemade ‒ Planning your next adventure abroad or at home? Tastemade shows you how it’s done. Whether expanding your palate or your itinerary, Tastemade presents even more of the things you love. Hundreds of hours of original shows, streaming straight to you. FilmRise Free Movies ‒ Catch film stars like Owen Wilson, Emma Stone, Morgan Freeman and more in our massive selection of free blockbusters. FilmRise Crime ‒ The best Crime TV to satisfy the sleuths among us. FilmRise Classic TV ‒ Catch primetime smash hits like 21 Jump Street and Hunter all day long. Availability and Pricing The 2019 Roku streaming player line-up in Canada will be available beginning early October from Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Staples, The Source, London Drugs and other fine retailers: Roku Express: MSRP CAD 39.99 Roku Premiere: MSRP CAD 49.99 Roku Streaming Stick+: MSRP CAD 89.99 About Roku, Inc. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku TV™ models and Roku streaming players are available around the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. Roku audio products are available in the U.S. through direct retail sales. Roku is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.A. This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to the benefits, features and availability of Roku streaming players and Roku TV models and the availability of new linear channels on The Roku Channel in Canada. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Roku, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available from Roku without charge. Roku is a registered trademark and Roku TV is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders. Contacts Roku, Inc. Mike Duin mduin@roku.com The iPR Group John Settino john@theiprgroup.ca
  • Roku Announces New Streaming Player Line-up for UK
    New Roku Express is Smaller and Can be Powered by Most TVs; Roku Premiere Delivers 4K Streaming for Just £29.99 LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today unveiled its 2019 streaming player lineup for the United Kingdom, consisting of three models. Roku® is launching a redesigned Roku Express, offering easy HD streaming in a sleek new form factor. Brand new to the UK line-up is the Roku Premiere which delivers 4K streaming with HDR, starting from £39.99. The existing Roku Streaming Stick+ will remain in the 2019 line-up, offering powerful portability, exceptional wireless performance and vibrant 4K HDR picture quality. “We are delivering more value and improved picture quality across the new 2019 streaming player line up for the United Kingdom. The Roku Premiere delivers 4K HDR for a more immersive TV experience,” said Lloyd Klarke, Director Product Management at Roku. “Whether you are new to streaming or demand more advanced features such as better Wi-Fi, 4K HDR and voice search, we have the right streaming player for everyone.” Roku Express The Roku Express is 10% smaller than its predecessor, is sleek and designed to blend in and disappear when connected to a TV. It can be fully powered by most TVs to reduce clutter around the TV. With the Roku Express consumers can enjoy easy and smooth HD streaming. In the box a simple remote control is included with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons, a High Speed HDMI® cable and a power cord. Roku Premiere The Roku Premiere is a simple way to start streaming in HD, 4K Ultra HD or 4K HDR. It features a powerful quad-core processor and comes in a low-profile form factor. In the box a Premium High Speed HDMI® cable is included plus remote control with popular streaming channel shortcut buttons and a power cord. All Roku streaming devices in the UK provide access to thousands of free and paid streaming services, including: Netflix, NOW TV, Prime Video, hayu, BBC iPlayer, ITV Hub, All 4, My5, UKTV Play, STV Player and many more. Additionally, Roku players and Roku TV™ models can be used with the free Roku mobile app for iOS and Android, to enjoy private listening, voice search and more. Availability and Pricing The 2019 Roku streaming player line-up will be available in the UK beginning early October from Argos, Currys, ASDA, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Amazon and other fine retailers: Roku Express: MSRP £ 29.99 Roku Premiere: MSRP £ 39.99 Roku Streaming Stick+: MSRP £ 49.99 As previously announced earlier this month at IFA, the Roku TV licensing program is expanding into Europe with Hisense as the first European Roku TV partner. Roku TV models from Hisense are expected to launch in the U.K. in Q4. For more information on Roku products visit Roku.com. About Roku, Inc. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku TV™ models and Roku streaming players are available around the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. Roku audio products are available in the U.S. through direct retail sales. Roku is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.A. This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to the benefits, features and availability of Roku streaming players and Roku TV models. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Roku, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available from Roku without charge. Roku is a registered trademark and Roku TV is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders. Contacts Roku, Inc. Mike Duin mduin@roku.com Axicom PR roku@axicom.com
  • Roku OS 9.2 to Deliver New Search and Discovery Features and Enhanced Roku Voice Functionality
    Roku Zones and Updated 4K Spotlight Channel Provide Curated Browsable Experiences; New Roku Tips & Tricks Channel Helps Customers Get More Value LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Roku, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKU) today announced Roku® OS 9.2 will start rolling out to Roku devices in the coming weeks. The software update focuses on getting customers to content quickly and adds new ways to control the home entertainment experience. The 4K Spotlight channel has been redesigned making access to stunning 4K entertainment even easier. The new “Roku Tips & Tricks” channel features videos to help Roku users get the most out of their Roku devices. Roku Voice enhancements provide new voice control options while new channel performance improvements enable smoother streaming experience. Additionally, Roku announced a new streaming player line up in another announcement today. “The Roku OS allows consumers to easily get to the content they want to watch so they can sit back and relax,” said Ilya Asnis, senior vice president of Roku OS at Roku. “With Roku OS 9.2, we are giving our customers new content-rich experiences around 4K, voice and home screen controls.” Features coming to Roku devices in Roku OS 9.2 include: SEARCH & DISCOVERY Roku Zones – Search for a genre or topical subject for a curated selection of relevant content from channels across the Roku platform. Roku Zones are organized into browsable, categorized rows that may include new releases, titles that are free to watch, rentals and more. Examples include the “Drama Movies & TV Zone” or the “Superhero Movies Zone” which will be frequently updated providing users with a refreshed selection of entertainment. Additional genre and topical Zones may be added over time. 4K Spotlight Channel – A content-first, hand-curated selection of brilliant 4K entertainment from channels across the Roku platform now leverages the new Roku Zones architecture. Browse a wide variety of 4K titles across a number of categories such as Most Popular, Action, Drama, TV shows, 4K channels and more. NEW ROKU VOICE FEATURES Set Sleep Timers on Roku TVs – Roku TV customers can use their voice remote or Roku mobile app to quickly set a sleep timer on their TV by saying things like “Go to sleep at 11 p.m.” Search by Movie Quotes – Enjoy finding movie results by searching for the top quotes from thousands of popular movies across the Roku platform 4K in Roku Search – Use Roku Voice to say “4K movies” to see results for a variety of popular 4K movies. Entering a text search for “4K” will now return results including the 4K Movies & TV Zone. Support for Roku Media Player – Customers who use the Roku Media Player to play their personal music, movies and photos can now use Roku Voice to find, play and control stored files by using commands such as “Play,” “Skip,” and more Control Multiple Roku Devices with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant –Customers who use Alexa-enabled devices and/or Google Assistant to control their Roku device can now control multiple Roku devices in their home ROKU TIPS & TRICKS The new Roku Tips & Tricks channel is packed with helpful videos created by Roku to assist customers in getting the most out of their streaming experience. The channel is installed on all Roku streaming devices; and videos cover a variety of topics, including notable features, new products, popular support topics and more. Additional updates in Roku OS 9.2 include: Roku TV™ support for the new Roku Wireless Subwoofer when Roku TV Wireless Speakers are paired to a Roku TV New shortcut section on the Home Screen designed to reduce the number of steps needed to complete popular actions. At launch, Roku players will have a shortcut tile to add channels and power the TV on and off. Roku TVs will have shortcut tiles to add channels and set a sleep timer. More shortcuts are expected to be added over time, including a shortcut on Roku players to turn your TV's power off. Channel performance improvements have been made to video start times within channels on the platform, as well as smarter caching of channels to reduce the number of load screens customers see when launching channels they watch the most, and making initial setup of new Roku devices faster. Availability Roku OS 9.2 will begin rolling out to select Roku players this month and is expected to roll out to all supported streaming players, including the Roku Smart Soundbar, in the coming weeks. Roku TV models are expected to receive the update in phases over the coming months. About Roku, Inc. Roku pioneered streaming to the TV. We connect users to the streaming content they love, enable content publishers to build and monetize large audiences, and provide advertisers with unique capabilities to engage consumers. Roku TV™ models and Roku streaming players are available around the world through direct retail sales and licensing arrangements with TV OEMs and service operators. Roku audio products are available in the U.S. through direct retail sales. Roku is headquartered in Los Gatos, Calif. U.S.A. This press release contains “forward-looking” statements that are based on our beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to us on the date of this press release. Forward-looking statements may involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements include but are not limited to the benefits, impact, and features of Roku OS 9.2 and the timing of the update to the Roku players and Roku TV models. Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are detailed from time to time in the reports Roku, Inc. files with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018 and our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on Roku’s website and are available from Roku without charge. Roku and the Roku logo are registered trademarks and Roku TV is a trademark of Roku, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. Trade names, trademarks and service marks of other companies appearing in this press release are the property of their respective holders. Contacts Seana Norvell Public Relations Roku snorvell@roku.com Investor Relations ir@roku.com
  • ZTE Launches New Gabb Z1 in Partnership with Gabb Wireless
    New ZTE device runs on the nationwide Gabb Wireless Network and provides a family-friendly mobile experience RICHARDSON, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ZTE Corporation, a leading global provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, today announced the launch of the new Gabb Z1, designed in partnership with Gabb Wireless to provide a family-friendly cellular experience for young mobile device users. In addition to unlimited talk and text messaging capabilities, the new device features only a calendar, calculator, alarm, and FM radio—providing the basic benefits of a mobile phone without the proven risks of smartphone adoption for young users. “At ZTE, we support Gabb Wireless’s mission to help families stay connected in a simple, safe way by providing a mobile experience that protects children from outside influence. We understand the impact of getting your first phone and are excited to offer families a high-quality device that also minimizes the risks associated with internet browsing and social media apps,” said Brad Li, CEO of ZTE USA. “We’re thrilled to partner with Gabb Wireless through the new Gabb Z1 to offer a reliable, affordable device designed specifically for the younger generation.” Gabb Z1 Provides a New Kind of Mobile Experience The Gabb Z1 is a Quad Core 1.1 Hz Android device with a 5-megapixel back camera and 2-megapixel front camera. The new device includes a calendar, calculator, alarm, and FM radio capabilities via apps built into the operating system. With entirely internal capabilities, the device eliminates exposure to outside influence. Gabb phones operate on the nationwide Gabb Wireless Network, powered by Ready Wireless, the leading Mobile Virtual Network Enabler, offering 4G across the U.S. Phones on the Gabb Wireless Network will not be equipped with an internet browser or connection to an app store. “Our mission is to provide children with a safe mobile experience,” said Stephen Dalby, CEO, Gabb Wireless. “Partnering with ZTE to create the Gabb Z1 has enabled us to offer a reliable, mature-looking device for kids, while minimizing features that can lead to excessive use. This makes for a perfect collaboration." Consumers Choose Gabb Z1’s Mobile Functionalities Gabb offers two usage plans that empower parents to choose the mobile functionalities available in the Gabb Z1. The device will be available in two pay-as-you-go, long-term contract free usage plans, including the basic plan, a $19.99/month, offering unlimited talk and text for ages 8-14. Coming later this fall, the Gabb+ plan will be $22.99/month, intended for ages 14+ whose parents wish to add email, MMS, group texting, and bluetooth capabilities. Pricing and Availability The Gabb Z1 starts at $99 and activation on either Gabb Wireless plan is free. The device will become widely available in the U.S. starting this month. About ZTE USA ZTE USA (https://www.zteusa.com/), headquartered in Richardson, Texas, is a subsidiary of ZTE Corporation, a global provider of mobile devices, telecommunication systems, and enterprise solutions. Operating since 1998, ZTE USA is dedicated to making cost-efficient, quality communication technology accessible to all. Visit ZTE USA on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ZTEUSA, Twitter https://twitter.com/ZTEUSA, and on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/ZTEUSAInc. Qualcomm and Snapdragon are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries. Qualcomm Snapdragon is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. About Gabb Wireless Established in 2018 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Gabb Wireless enables parents to provide children with mobile phones without worrying about untethered access to the Internet, pop-up pornography, social media pressure, online bullying, academic distraction and cell phone addiction. To learn more about Gabb, visit http://www.gabbwireless.com. Contacts ZTE USA Peter Ruffo peter.ruffo@zteusa.com Archetype for ZTE USA Emily Mullen emily.mullen@archetype.co
  • Nintendo Download: Your Adventure on Koholint Island Awaits…
    REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week’s Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening – As Link, you awaken in a strange land away from Hyrule, where animals talk and monsters roam. To uncover the truth behind your whereabouts and rouse the legendary Wind Fish, explore Koholint Island and all its trap-ridden dungeons, reimagined in stunning detail for this new release of one of the most beloved games in the Legend of Zelda series. Along the way, you’ll meet a hilarious assortment of charming characters to which you’ll never want to say goodbye. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening game will be available on Sept. 20. Dead by Daylight – Ever wished to play as one of the characters from your favorite horror movies? Dead by Daylight is a 1-v-4 online* multiplayer game that allows you to choose between playing an unstoppable Killer and one of four Survivors trying to evade a gruesome death. This edition includes nine killers and 10 survivors to choose from, as well as three cosmetic packs. The Dead by Daylight game will be available on Sept. 24. Untitled Goose Game – Untitled Goose Game is a slapstick-stealth-sandbox, where you are a goose let loose on an unsuspecting village. Make your way around town, from peoples’ back gardens to the high street shops to the village green, setting up pranks, stealing hats, honking a lot and generally ruining everyone’s day. The Untitled Goose Game will be available on Sept. 20. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Journey back to the other world in the Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch game. LEVEL-5’s classic tale comes to the Nintendo Switch system for the first time. Join Oliver as he embarks on an adventure through a world inhabited by new friends and ferocious foes alike in the hopes of bringing back his mother after a tragic incident. With a copy of the Wizard’s Companion in his hand and his trusty friend Drippy by his side, he will travel across this rich fantasy world to tame familiars, take on enemies and overcome the countless challenges that stand between him and his mother’s salvation. The Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch game will be available on Sept. 20. Sayonara Wild Hearts – Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dreamy arcade game about riding motorcycles, skateboarding, dance battling, shooting lasers, wielding swords and breaking hearts at 200 mph. As the heart of a young woman breaks, the balance of the universe is disturbed. A diamond butterfly appears in her dreams and leads her through a highway in the sky, where she finds her other self: the masked biker called The Fool. Journey through a custom-written pop soundtrack, chase scores and set out to find the harmony of the universe, hidden away in the hearts of Little Death and her star-crossed allies: Dancing Devils, Howling Moons, Stereo Lovers and Hermit 64. Activities: Earn Double Gold Points! – For a limited time, you can earn up to 600 My Nintendo Gold Points** – twice the regular amount – if you pre-purchase the digital version of the Luigi’s Mansion 3 game through Nintendo eShop or Nintendo.com (where available). This offer ends at 8:59 p.m. PT on Oct. 30. Nintendo eShop sales: Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week at https://www.nintendo.com/games/sales-and-deals. Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch: Amnesia: Collection Angry Bunnies: Colossal Carrot Crusade Arcade Archives TRACK & FIELD CONTRA: ROGUE CORPS – Available Sept. 24 Deathstate : Abyssal Edition Devil May Cry 2 FLYING GIRL STRIKER – Available Sept. 25 Golazo! GRID Autosport Hidden – Available Sept. 20 Inferno 2 Island Maze – Available Sept. 20 LEGO Jurassic World – Available Sept. 20 Lost Castle Neon Drive Newt One Niffelheim – Available Sept. 20 Oliver’s Adventures in the Fairyland – Available Sept. 23 One-Way Ticket Overland Paper Dolls Original Police Stories Puzzle Quest: The Legend Returns Rebel Cops Scheming Through The Zombie Apocalypse: The Beginning – Available Sept. 20 Soul Knight Space War Arena – Demo Version Spellworm – Available Sept. 20 STAR WARS: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast – Available Sept. 24 Tyd wag vir Niemand – Available Sept. 20 Yellow Fins – Full & Demo Versions Zenith – Available Sept. 20 Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS: Mountain Peak Battle Mess Shakedown: Hawaii *Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch-online **Gold Points are awarded based on the amount you pay (excluding tax and any points or discounts used) and have no cash value. Bonus points will be issued on the game’s launch day, are earned based on the original list price of the game on Nintendo eShop, and will vary by country and currency. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Terms apply. Learn more at https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point. In addition to video games available at retail stores, Nintendo also offers a variety of content that people can download directly to their systems. Nintendo adds new games weekly to Nintendo eShop, which offers a variety of options for the Nintendo Switch console, the Wii U console and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems. Nintendo eShop is a cash-based service that features a wide variety of content, including new and classic games, applications and demos. Users can add money to their account balances by using a credit card or purchasing a Nintendo eShop Card at a retail store and entering the code from the card. All funds from one card must be loaded in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch, Wii U or the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, but can be used in any Nintendo eShop if the systems are linked to a single Nintendo Account. Customers in the U.S. and Canada ages 18 and older can also link a PayPal account to their Nintendo Account to purchase digital games and content for the Nintendo Switch system both on-device and from the Nintendo website. Once the accounts are linked, users may also use PayPal as a payment option when buying digital content for the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family systems from the Nintendo website. My Nintendo members can earn Gold Points on eligible digital purchases. Already have Gold Points? Redeem them toward your next digital purchase of Nintendo Switch games and DLC on Nintendo eShop, or on discount rewards for select Nintendo 3DS and Wii U software. Visit https://my.nintendo.com/reward_categories for more details. Remember that Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Wii, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 2DS XL and Nintendo 2DS feature parental controls that let adults manage some of the content their children can access. Nintendo 3DS players who register a Nintendo Network ID gain access to free-to-start games and free game demos from Nintendo eShop, and also get the latest news and information direct from Nintendo. For more information about this and other features, visit http://www.nintendo.com/switch, http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu or http://www.nintendo.com/3ds. Note to editors: Nintendo press materials are available at http://press.nintendo.com, a password-protected site. To obtain a login, please register on the site. Contacts Eddie Garcia Golin 213-335-5536 egarcia@golin.com Rich George Golin 213-335-5554 rgeorge@golin.com
  • Allegion Proposes Public Offering of Senior Notes
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE) (“Allegion” or the “Company”), a leading global provider of security products and solutions, has proposed a registered public offering of senior notes, subject to market and other conditions. The senior notes expected to be issued by Allegion will be guaranteed upon their issuance by Allegion US Holding Company Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Allegion. Allegion intends to use all of the net proceeds from the senior notes offering to repay a portion of the borrowings under its term loan facility. BofA Securities, Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC are acting as joint book-running managers. Allegion has filed an effective registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the offering and encourages investors to read it (including the accompanying prospectus, the related prospectus supplement and the information incorporated by reference therein) for more complete information about Allegion and the offering. You may obtain these documents for free by visiting EDGAR on the SEC website at http://www.sec.gov. Alternatively, copies may also be obtained by contacting BofA Securities, Inc. at the following address: NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by calling 1-800-294-1322, or by emailing dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC at the following address: 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by calling 1-866-471-2526; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at the following address: J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, New York, 10179, Attn: Investment Grade Syndicate Desk, 3rd Floor, or by calling collect 1-212-834-4533. These securities are only offered by means of a prospectus and a prospectus supplement related to the offering. This news release is for informational purposes only and shall not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities, nor will there be any sales of securities mentioned in this news release in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including statements regarding the Company’s proposed offering and use of proceeds therefrom. These forward-looking statements generally are identified by the words “believe,” “project,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “outlook,” “intend,” “strategy,” “future,” “opportunity,” “plan,” “may,” “should,” “will,” “would,” “will be,” “will continue,” “will likely result” or the negative thereof or variations thereon or similar expressions generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on the Company's currently available information and its current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events. They are subject to future events, risks and uncertainties - many of which are beyond the Company’s control - as well as potentially inaccurate assumptions, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information on these factors and other risks that may affect the Company's business is included in filings it makes with the SEC from time to time, including its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2018, Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 31, 2019, and June 30, 2019, and in its other SEC filings. The Company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. About Allegion Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) is a global pioneer in seamless access, with leading brands like CISA®, Interflex®, LCN®, Schlage®, SimonsVoss® and Von Duprin®. Focusing on security around the door and adjacent areas, Allegion secures people and assets with a range of solutions for homes, businesses, schools and other institutions. Allegion had $2.7 billion in revenue in 2018, and sells products in almost 130 countries. Contacts Media:Whitney Moorman – Reputation Management Leader +1.317.810.3241 Whitney.Moorman@allegion.com Analyst:Mike Wagnes – Vice President, Treasury and Investor Relations +1.317.810.3494 Michael.Wagnes@allegion.com
  • MaxLinear’s 2nd Generation PAM4 DSPs Enable Delta Electronics Inc. to Deliver Sub-3.5W 100G Optical Modules for Hyperscale Data Centers and Wireless Fronthaul
    New transceiver modules developed by Delta Electronics, Inc. will be on display during ECOC at MaxLinear’s booth 609 CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL), a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications, today announced that Delta Electronics, Inc., a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, has selected MaxLinear’s second-generation Telluride PAM4 DSPs to develop sub-3.5 watt 100G single lambda DR, FR, and LR optical modules. The second-generation Telluride family (MxL93515 and MxL93516) extends MaxLinear’s PAM4 DSP offering, by enabling sub-3.5W QSFP28 and SFP-DD 100G optical modules. With support for extended operating temperature, the new Telluride DSPs are also ideally suited for the wireless fronthaul market transition to single lambda 100G optics with reaches up to 10km. Like the first-generation Telluride DSPs, the new devices offer a monolithically integrated EA-EML laser driver that significantly reduces the overall optical module BOM cost. The industry-leading low power consumption of the new optical modules extend Delta Electronics, Inc.’s broad offering of data center and wireless fronthaul connectivity products. Its proprietary single mode TOSA/ROSA design and package technology can be extended to DR1/DR4 single lambda optical modules. Delta Electronics, Inc.’s experience in data center and wireless fronthaul transceiver design and its manufacturing capabilities enable the company to meet the growing demands of its customers. “Building upon the success of our first-generation Telluride PAM4 DSPs, our newest devices enable revolutionary 100 Gbps QSFP28 and SFP-DD modules with sub-3.5W power consumption,” said Will Torgerson, Vice President and General Manager of MaxLinear’s High-Speed Interconnect Group. "We are excited to see the adoption of our latest generation Telluride product family by Delta Electronics, Inc. for its industry leading low power optical modules.” “By leveraging MaxLinear’s initial Telluride DSPs and engineering expertise, we were able to sample modules meeting our customer requirements in record time,” said Ted Kuo, Senior Director of Optical Transceiver Products at Delta Electronics, Inc. “We look forward to sampling our second-generation optical transceivers to address broader market segments requiring sub-3.5W modules.” Technical Details The second-generation Telluride family of low-power, high-performance PAM4 DSP SoCs enable 100Gbps QSFP28 optical modules using 4*25G NRZ host interface to 1*100G PAM4 optical interface and SFP-DD optical modules using 2*50G PAM4 host interface to 1*100G PAM4 optical interface. The MxL93516 100G PAM4 DSP integrates an EA-EML driver with 1.8V PP SE swing. The MxL93515 offers a differential 800mV peak-to-peak swing for non EA-EML-based optics. MaxLinear has engineered a very high-performance DSP engine in both the transmit and receive data paths. The resulting superior link-margin enables single-lane 100Gbps optical wavelength technology by mitigating many of the limitations of mass production optical components. The devices feature a comprehensive digital pre-distortion (DPD) engine in the transmit direction to compensate for laser non-linearity and to cancel packaging limitations that cause reflections and bandwidth degradation at these extremely high signal frequencies. On the receive path, the DSP includes an auto-adaptive signal enhancement engine, which integrates a continuous time linear equalizer (CTLE), automatic gain control (AGC), a feed forward equalizer (FFE), and a decision feedback equalizer (DFE). For additional information on the MxL93515 and MxL93516, visit http://www.maxlinear.com/MxL93515 and http://www.maxlinear.com/MxL93516. The Telluride powered, sub-3.5W Delta Electronics, Inc. optical module will be on display at MaxLinear’s booth (609) at the ECOC Conference in Dublin, Ireland on September 23-25, 2019. For an appointment, please contact MaxLinear sales at sales@maxlinear.com. About MaxLinear, Inc. MaxLinear, Inc. (NYSE: MXL) is a leading provider of radio frequency (RF), analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, and industrial and multimarket applications. MaxLinear is headquartered in Carlsbad, California. For more information, please visit http://www.maxlinear.com. MxL and the MaxLinear logo are trademarks of MaxLinear, Inc. Other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners. Cautionary Note About Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying future financial performance, anticipated product performance and functionality, and industry trends and growth opportunities affecting MaxLinear, in particular statements relating to MaxLinear’s Telluride family of products, including but not limited to potential market opportunities, functionality, and the benefits of use of such products. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. We cannot predict whether or to what extent the availability of our Telluride family of products will affect our future revenues or financial performance. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements may contain words such as “will be,” “will,” “expected,” “anticipate,” “continue,” or similar expressions and include the assumptions that underlie such statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: intense competition in our industry and product markets; risks relating to the development, testing, and commercial introduction of new products and product functionalities; the ability of our customers to cancel or reduce orders; uncertainties concerning how end user markets for our products will develop; our lack of long-term supply contracts and dependence on limited sources of supply; potential decreases in average selling prices for our products; and the potential for intellectual property litigation, which is prevalent in our industry. In addition to these risks and uncertainties, investors should review the risks and uncertainties contained in MaxLinear’s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, including risks and uncertainties identified in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2019. All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. MaxLinear is providing this information as of the date of this release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this release as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Contacts MaxLinear, Inc. Press Contact:Debbie Brandenburg Sr. Marketing Communications Manager Tel: +1 669-265-6083 dbrandenburg@maxlinear.com MaxLinear, Inc. Corporate Contact:Will Torgerson Vice President & General Manager of the High-Speed Interconnect Group Tel: +1 760-692-0711 wtorgerson@maxlinear.com
  • AstroNova Introduces New QuickLabel QL-850 and TrojanLabel T3-OPX Printing Solutions
    Company to Feature Latest Innovations to Product Identification Lineup at PACK EXPO and Labelexpo Europe 2019 WEST WARWICK, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), a global leader in data visualization technologies, today introduced the QuickLabel® QL-850 and the TrojanLabel® T3-OPX, two new digital color product identification solutions that continue the Company’s mission of helping customers set themselves apart from the competition. The QuickLabel QL-850 is a durable, wide-format tabletop color label printer that features moisture-resistant, dye-based Natura™ inks. The QL-850 is built upon the proven, continuous-production platform used to power the Company’s high-production TrojanLabel printers. A patented gear design and advanced smooth tracking system result in exacting registration and superior 1600 dpi print resolution on a wide range of media types. The TrojanLabel T3-OPX is a next-generation overprinting system that allows customers to digitally print high-resolution color images directly on a broad range of products including cardboard, postcards, boxes, paper bags, fabric bags, wooden planks, or thicker objects like blister envelopes, cases or folded boxes ready for shipment. The T3-OPX can print images up to 11.7" (297mm) wide in a single pass. It also features newly formulated pigment inks that are water-resistant as well as highly resistant to UV light exposure. For customers, that means vibrant, long-lasting color and superior durability. The T3-OPX is a versatile solution for commercial printers, print shops, manufacturers, contract packaging solutions, and secondary logistics partners. “Both the QL-850 and the T3-OPX deliver a return on investment that will delight our customers,” said AstroNova President and CEO Greg Woods. “With consumers making buying decisions in a matter of seconds, these new printers are the ideal solution for printing high-resolution color images either on labels or directly onto the product or packaging itself, providing business owners with the tools they need to differentiate their products in today’s competitive global market.” Customers will have the opportunity to try out the new printers next week at PACK EXPO Las Vegas and Labelexpo Europe 2019. Additionally, exclusively at Labelexpo, AstroNova will feature a demonstration of the new Duraflex™ by Memjet technology at the Company’s innovation area. About AstroNova AstroNova, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), a global leader in data visualization technologies since 1969, designs, manufactures, distributes and services a broad range of products that acquire, store, analyze and present data in multiple formats. The Product Identification segment offers a variety of hardware and software products and associated supplies that allow customers to mark, track and enhance the appearance of their products. The segment’s two business units are QuickLabel®, the industry leader in tabletop digital color label printing and TrojanLabel®, an innovative leader for professional label presses and specialty printers. The Test and Measurement segment includes the Test & Measurement business unit, which offers a suite of products and services that acquire, record and analyze electronic signal data from local and networked sensors. The segment also includes the AstroNova Aerospace business unit, which designs and manufactures avionics equipment and systems that serve the world’s aerospace and defense industries with proven advanced airborne technology solutions for both the cockpit and the cabin. The key products include flight deck printers, networking hardware, and related accessories. AstroNova is a member of the Russell 3000® Index, the Russell 2000® Index, the Russell Microcap® Index and the LD Micro Index (INDEXNYSEGIS: LDMICRO). Additional information is available by visiting http://www.astronovainc.com. Forward-Looking Statements Information included in this news release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact, but rather reflect our current expectations concerning future events and results. These statements may include the use of the words “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “anticipates,” “likely,” “continues,” “may,” “will,” and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements, including those concerning the launch of the QuickLabel QL-850 and TrojanLabel T3-OPX printers, involve risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond our control, which may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to, those factors set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2019 and subsequent filings AstroNova makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The reader is cautioned not to unduly rely on such forward-looking statements when evaluating the information presented in this news release. Contacts Investors:Scott Solomon Senior Vice President Sharon Merrill Associates (617) 542-5300 ALOT@investorrelations.com Media:Jennifer L. Pray Sr. Manager, Marketing & Communications AstroNova, Inc. (401) 298 8728 jpray@astronovainc.com
  • Spain's E-Cigarette Market 2019-2021 with Key Analysis of the Top 20 Online Retailers; Customer Visits, Online Traffic, Brand Analysis, Pricing, and Heated Tobacco - ResearchAndMarkets.com
    DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Spain E-Cigarette Market Report: Recovery Is Under Way And Likely To Go Further" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The Spanish e-cigarette market is recovering and now growing following the market boom-and-bust in 2013, but it is still far from other big European countries such as the UK or France. This in-depth market report, based on extensive in-house research and methodology, will provide you with an estimated market size up to 2021, vaping population analysis, consumer perceptions, popular devices and e-liquids and retail channels. This report also allows you to explore a key analysis of the top 20 online retailers, including customer visits, online traffic, brand analysis, pricing and heated tobacco. Key Topics Covered Executive summary Market size Smoking population Risk perception Vaping population Form factors Retail channels Online retailers E-liquids Hardware Heated tobacco Pricing Associations For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/wzoldz Contacts ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager press@researchandmarkets.comFor E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
  • Amify Expands Leadership Team on Heels of Office Move to Crystal City
    Two-time Online Retail CIO Anthony Hoang named Amify Chief Technology Officer Veteran HR Leader Samantha Byrd named Amify Chief People Officer ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Amazon--Amify, a turnkey solution for brands seeking to maximize sales and optimize their presence on Amazon, today announced that it hired Samantha Byrd as Chief People Officer and Anthony Hoang as Chief Technology Officer. The new hires will be based out of the company’s new Arlington - Crystal City office, just blocks from the future site of Amazon’s HQ2. Former CIO of Major Online Retailer Joins Amify as CTO Anthony Hoang brings to Amify more than two decades of related technology experience. He has held high-ranking posts with major retail brands, including Target and Evereve, and most recently served as the CIO of online direct-to-consumer kitchen design and cabinet retailer CliqStudios. As CliqStudios’ CIO, Hoang designed and executed major projects aimed at modernizing the company’s marketing technology, business intelligence, and infrastructure solutions. He was also responsible for driving major advancements to the company’s supply chain and manufacturing operations. “With nearly 200 million consumers shopping on the platform each month, brands are finding that having an Amazon strategy is no longer just a smart business move, it’s a necessity,” said Hoang. “I’m looking forward to bringing my expertise to Amify to empower our team and clients with the technology required to provide data-driven insights about their brand on Amazon.” Veteran HR Leader Looks to Recruit Top Talent as Amify Chief People Officer Samantha Byrd comes to Amify with more than 15 years of experience working in positions of leadership in HR and recruiting. She has led HR strategies for a number of technology companies, including Applied Predictive Technologies. Most recently, Samantha served as VP of Human Resources for Envision, a company acquired by WorldStrides in 2018. As Envision’s VP of Human Resources, Byrd designed a data-driven approach to making human capital decisions and investments across a full-time staff of 100 and a seasonal workforce of 900. Under Byrd’s leadership, Envision dramatically improved its efforts in recruiting, onboarding, leadership development and managerial training. “As we ramp up talent acquisition, it’s critical that Amify’s growth is sustained by a capable and purpose-driven staff,” said Byrd. “I look forward to supporting Amify’s growing headcount by providing employees access to the resources needed to promote a fun, healthy and productive work environment” With the addition of Hoang and Byrd to Amify’s leadership team, the company’s efforts are shifting toward scaling the firm to accommodate more staff and to service its quickly growing roster of consumer brands. “I am thrilled to be working alongside Anthony and Samantha,” said Amify CEO Ethan McAfee. “Now that we’re firmly settled into our Crystal City office with a well-rounded and strategically sourced leadership team at the helm, we’re laser focused on scaling and driving the next phase of business growth to help Brands win on Amazon.” About Amify Amify, a venture-backed two-time Inc 500 award winner, offers a turnkey solution that allows brands to maximize their potential on the Amazon marketplace. Using an end-to-end strategy, Amify has partnered with over 1,000 brands and accrued over $100 million in sales on Amazon. Amify’s customized strategies help brands adapt to the ever-changing Amazon landscape. Industry expertise and a data-driven approach power a complete solution that includes account management, brand protection, sales acceleration and content enhancement. For more information, please visit https://goamify.com. Contacts TrebleSam Tormey amify@treblepr.com(512) 960-8222
  • Whitestream Joins NICE Actimize’s X-Sight Marketplace, the Industry’s First Financial Crime Management Ecosystem
    Partnering with the X-Sight Marketplace, Whitestream offers blockchain-based compliance solutions that can monitor cryptocurrency fraud and market abuse HOBOKEN, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Helping financial services organizations keep up with a changing market landscape, NICE Actimize, a NICE business (Nasdaq: NICE) and the leader in Autonomous Financial Crime Management, today announced that Whitestream a blockchain analytics firm, has joined the X-Sight Marketplace, the industry’s first financial crime risk management-focused ecosystem designed to assist financial services organizations evaluate new point solutions and move to stay on top of a challenging regulatory and criminal environment. The X-Sight Marketplace leverages the X-Sight Platform-as-a-Service and further expands the functionality offered by the platform. The NICE Actimize X-Sight Platform-as-a-Service offers a single, unified, cost-effective way for financial service organizations to rapidly innovate and to introduce new services while supporting best-in-class financial crime, risk and compliance management capabilities. Whitestream, experts in extracting knowledge using blockchain analysis technology, addresses crypto-currency fraud and monitors market abuse on the blockchain, accomplishing this by generating alerts on trading frequencies, holding periods and watchlist/restricted lists. A Whitestream rating engine also helps market participants identify the most reliable entities on the blockchain. A unique algorithm analyzes traffic to map the bitcoin network and find blockchain "safe" areas, protecting participants from market abuse. Technology providers such as Whitestream, that partner with NICE Actimize’s X-Sight Marketplace ecosystem, are reviewed for their ability to complement financial crime and compliance solutions. Once approved, software and service providers become available to the NICE Actimize community via the X-Sight Marketplace. FSOs can quickly browse through X-Sight Marketplace solution categories to find scalable options that solve their unique business problems. “Whitestream welcomes this partnership with NICE Actimize as we bring innovation and business value to financial services and organizations looking to adapt the power of blockchain analysis to their financial crime compliance operations, said Itsik Levy, CEO and co-founder, Whitestream. “There is strong synergy and alignment between the industry-leading financial crime solutions and platforms that NICE Actimize offers its community and Whitestream. We look forward to building our presence within this innovative community platform.” “We are excited that Whitestream, who shares our common goal of fighting financial crime through the benefits of a Marketplace ecosystem, is partnering with us and joining the X-Sight Marketplace community,” said Craig Costigan, CEO, NICE Actimize. “By connecting via a cloud environment, community participants will experience a quicker time to value and minimized integration cost as they evaluate new solutions for their financial services organizations.” Additional categories that will be added to NICE Actimize’s X-Sight Marketplace from other partner participants will include: ID Verification, Ultimate Beneficial Ownership, Value-added Data & Adverse Media, Watchlist, Device Identification, and User Authentication & Fraud. Additional partners will be announced as the X-Sight Marketplace grows. About Whitestream Whitestream is a leading blockchain analysis company. Underlying Whitestream is a deep blockchain indexing technology and API data platform that help various financial service providers and organizations to quickly accommodate tailored blockchain compatible functionality for AML\CFT compliance purposes, fraud detection, data enrichment and more. For more information on the X-Sight Marketplace, please click here. If you are a technology company or financial institution wishing to be part of the first financial crime and compliance marketplace, please contact us at info@niceactimize.com. About NICE Actimize NICE Actimize is the largest and broadest provider of financial crime, risk and compliance solutions for regional and global financial institutions, as well as government regulators. Consistently ranked as number one in the space, NICE Actimize experts apply innovative technology to protect institutions and safeguard consumers and investors assets by identifying financial crime, preventing fraud and providing regulatory compliance. The company provides real-time, cross-channel fraud prevention, anti-money laundering detection, and trading surveillance solutions that address such concerns as payment fraud, cybercrime, sanctions monitoring, market abuse, customer due diligence and insider trading. Find us at http://www.niceactimize.com, @NICE_Actimize or Nasdaq: NICE. ​About NICE NICE (Nasdaq: NICE) is the worldwide leading provider of both cloud and on-premises enterprise software solutions that empower organizations to make smarter decisions based on advanced analytics of structured and unstructured data. NICE helps organizations of all sizes deliver better customer service, ensure compliance, combat fraud and safeguard citizens. Over 25,000 organizations in more than 150 countries, including over 85 of the Fortune 100 companies, are using NICE solutions. http://www.nice.com Trademark Note: NICE and the NICE logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of NICE Ltd. All other marks are trademarks of their respective owners. For a full list of NICE’s marks, please see: http://www.nice.com/nice-trademarks. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements, including the statements by Mr. Costigan are based on the current beliefs, expectations and assumptions of the management of NICE Ltd. (the Company). In some cases, such forward-looking statements can be identified by terms such as believe, expect, may, will, intend, project, plan, estimate or similar words. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results or performance of the Company to differ materially from those described herein, including but not limited to the impact of the global economic environment on the Company’s customer base (particularly financial services firms) potentially impacting our business and financial condition; competition; changes in technology and market requirements; decline in demand for the Company's products; inability to timely develop and introduce new technologies, products and applications; difficulties or delays in absorbing and integrating acquired operations, products, technologies and personnel; loss of market share; an inability to maintain certain marketing and distribution arrangements; and the effect of newly enacted or modified laws, regulation or standards on the Company and our products. For a more detailed description of the risk factors and uncertainties affecting the company, refer to the Company's reports filed from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date of this press release, and the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise them, except as required by law. Contacts Corporate MediaCindy Morgan-Olson, 551-256-5202 cindy.morgan-olson@niceactimize.com InvestorsMarty Cohen, +1 551 256 5354, ET ir@nice.com Yisca Erez +972 9 775 3798, CET ir@nice.com