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​Juniper Networks Becomes Global Sponsor Of World Robot Olympiad

Global competition that enables tens of thousands of young people to develop invaluable automation and programming skills now includes Engineering Simplicity award

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 18 (Bernama) -- Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that it has become the global technology partner of the World Robot Olympiad™ Association (WRO®), a non-profit organization that focuses on the hands-on development of robotics within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education on a worldwide scale. In a multi-year agreement, Juniper will work closely with WRO to promote, stage and further develop this global competition that attracts tens of thousands of young people.

As part of its involvement in the competition, Juniper will be sponsoring a new trophy at this year´s finals, WRO 2018, known as the Juniper Networks´ Engineering Simplicity Honors Award. Juniper will judge teams in the Regular category at the finals, across all age groups, on the boldness, creativity and simplicity of their robot-led solutions. Overall, the WRO competition encourages participating teams to solve challenges and complex problems using mathematics, computer programming and coding skills, as well as exploring the principles of automation. It also fosters other important life skills including teamwork, perseverance, learning from mistakes and creative thinking.


InnovMetric Releases PolyWorks® 2018 Featuring Universal Inspection Projects

QUEBEC CITY, June 18 (Bernama) -- InnovMetric Software Inc., the leading provider of universal 3D metrology software solutions, today launched the 2018 release of PolyWorks. This latest major release of the company´s universal 3D metrology software platform delivers universal inspection projects playable on any 3D measurement device, an enhanced alignment toolbox, smart collision avoidance for CNC CMMs, even more robust measurement sequences for CNC CMMs, and enhanced usability and performance that promote valuable gains in user productivity.

"In recent years, we´ve worked hard to boost teamwork efficiency and reduce our customers´ measurement cost by delivering a universal 3D metrology software platform that interfaces with all 3D measurement devices, offers a universal workflow for performing all inspection tasks, and deploys universal inspection projects playable on any 3D measurement device. PolyWorks 2018 ties in perfectly with this strategy as it keeps improving the universality, flexibility, and usability of the PolyWorks tools, " said Marc Soucy, President of InnovMetric.


TCL's Panel Manufacturer CSOT Commences Production Of High Generation Panel Modules

SHENZHEN, China, June 18 (Bernama) -- TCL-owned Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd (CSOT), a world-leading panel supplier, today announced it has commenced production of its high generation panel modules, underpinning TCL´s vertical integration strategy.

The High Generation Panel Module Project, which started in May 2017 and covers an area of 519,000 square meters, represents an investment of US$1.5 billion (RMB 9.6 billion) and is part of the TCL Group´s Module-Set Integrated Smart Manufacturing Industrial Park Project in Huizhou, China. Phase one of the construction is expected to be completed in 2019 with a design capability of 40 million modules per year, and phase two is expected to be completed in 2021, with a design capacity of 60 million modules per year.


CIMB Recognised For Strong Risk Management By The Asian Banker Awards 2018

KUALA LUMPUR, June 17 (Bernama) -- CIMB Group Holdings Berhad ( "CIMB " or "the Group ") was recently awarded with Achievement in Enterprise Risk Management and Chief Risk Officer of the Year (for David Richard Thomas) at The Asian Banker Risk Management Awards 2018, and The Asian Banker Risk Leadership Achievement Awards 2018 respectively. The Asian Banker Risk Management Awards are designed to identify emerging best practices and outstanding achievements of the best run risk management teams in financial institutions.

Tengku Dato´ Sri Zafrul Aziz, Group CEO of CIMB Group said, "We are honoured to have received these awards by The Asian Banker and proud to have David Richard Thomas win the Chief Risk Officer 2018 title. These awards are testament to CIMB's strong risk governance, leadership and ongoing commitment in adopting risk management best practices across our businesses and operations in ASEAN. Our robust risk management system has played a significant role in setting CIMB Group on the path of sustainable growth, which will, in turn, provide greater long-term value to all our stakeholders. "


Press Statement For Allahyarham Nazrin Hassan, Group CEO Of Cradle

PETALING JAYA, June 15 (Bernama) -- The management of Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd (Cradle) with great sadness announce the passing of its Group Chief Executive Officer, Nazrin Hassan.

The post mortem report concluded the cause of death as being complication of blast injuries attributable to an exploding hand phone that was being charged next to him.


FINALCAD Opens Tokyo Office And APAC Data Center

TOKYO, June 14 (Bernama) -- FINALCAD, a leader in the digital transformation of construction, infrastructure, and energy industries, today announced the opening of its Tokyo office, as well as the implementation of an APAC data center, also based in Tokyo.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Paris, France, FINALCAD has responded to strong demand in the APAC region for digitalization of construction sites since 2013 and its first project in Asia, Singapore´s Sports Hub.


Taconic Biosciences Launches European Production Of Diet Induced Obesity Model

RENSSELAER, N.Y., June 14 (Bernama) -- Taconic Biosciences, a global leader in providing genetically engineered mouse model and service solutions, has launched local production of the Taconic diet induced obesity (DIO) model in Europe.

DIO mice are used to study metabolic disease and obesity because they exhibit elevated glucose, insulin, cholesterol, leptin, and corticosterone, thus mimicking many aspects and complications of human metabolic disease. The Diet Induced Obese (DIO) C57BL/6NTac remains a preferred metabolic model because when placed on a high fat diet, C57BL/6NTac develops more consistent and pronounced metabolic syndrome compared to other DIO models.