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Hilscher Announces NetFIELD App EtherCAT Tap

Hilscher North America announces the release of its EtherCAT Tap software application for netFIELD OnPremise edge gateway and other supported netX-based hardware. This innovative software solution provides seamless IIoT integration for both new and legacy machinery.

The netFIELD App EtherCAT Tap enables manufacturers to passively extract valuable process data from existing machines on EtherCAT networks without impacting operations and equipment controls. The application is compatible with any EtherCAT network, achieves success without interference to existing network or PLC controls, and its simple setup can be completed within minutes. This containerized software is easy to deploy and manage, and it includes a built-in, feature-rich configuration app that is accessible via web browser. No additional software tools are required for deployment.

By implementing a physical data switch — such as netFIELD OnPremise or netMIRROR — directly after the PLC, users have access to all messaging and data traffic. This is made possible by Hilscher’s netX system-on-chip (SoC) hardware. The netX hardware allows the application to unobtrusively tap data from an EtherCAT network (or any Ethernet network) and forward it to the container. Using a form of deep packet inspection technology derived from Hilscher’s netAnalyzer, the netFIELD App EtherCAT Tap monitors and analyzes existing machine network traffic, can recognize fieldbus protocols and remains invisible to existing machines on the network.

The extracted, raw EtherCAT data can either be automatically enriched with semantics during the capture process, or manually reconstructed. Semantic information can be directly input via the EtherCAT network information (ENI) file — provided by TwinCAT or any other compatible engineering tool. After configuration, data of interest can be sent via MQTT to the desired monitoring or analytics application. Additionally, the listen-only functionality ensures that netFIELD App EtherCAT Tap is secure by design, offering an easy-to-use data acquisition solution for EtherCAT networks.

This passive data capture tool enables condition monitoring and data analytics applications to improve the performance of legacy machines and plant operations — with zero impact on installed equipment.

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EagleView Announces New Executive Leadership Team

ROCHESTER, NY, Sep 15, 2023 – Eagle View Technologies, Inc, the leading aerial imagery and insights company, announces changes to its executive leadership team. Four months ago, the company’s new CEO Piers Dormeyer stepped into his role, and this announcement signals leadership changes aligned with his vision for the future. The company continues a path of growth aligned with its rapidly expanding capability in the application of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and insights-driven technologies across all sectors of the organization from insurance to construction to solar and governmental customers.

“We are experiencing an unprecedented moment of growth,” shared EagleView CEO Piers Dormeyer. “And these organizational changes are reflective of our desire to have the talent necessary to expand the company’s remit and capacity. The best teams are built with exceptional leaders, and I’m proud to say Becky, Marcy, and Patrick are no exception.”

Changes to the company’s leadership team, include:

  • Rebecca Unruh has been promoted to General Counsel, in a role recently vacated by Kim Nakamaru. Unruh comes to the role after two and a half years at EagleView, joining the company as Head of IP, then serving as deputy general counsel, IP and Transactions. Prior to joining EagleView, Unruh held various positions at Western Digital and worked in private practice at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, and Goodwin Procter. In this role, Unruh will continue to provide expert and strategic advice as the company grows and innovates.
  • Marcy Comer will be stepping into the role of EagleView’s chief marketing officer, a new role that consolidates the marketing functions across the commercial and government sectors of the business. Comer has worked at EagleView for the past two and a half years and came to the company with prior experience at Amazon, Sears, 7-Eleven, and multiple startups. In this role, Comer will focus on expanding the EagleView brand to ensure continued growth of the company.
  • Patrick Gill will move from his role leading marketing for the government business at EagleView, and be promoted to SVP & GM of imagery, insights and emerging markets, in a role recently vacated by Tim Rochman. Patrick has been with EagleView for nearly three years and comes to the company from Nationwide, Sabre and Accenture. In his role, Gill will focus on leading the company into new markets with an expanding product offering.

The company wishes to thank Kim Nakamaru and Tim Rochman for their years of service, and pivotal roles in growing the company over the past decade.

About EagleView

EagleView is a leader in geospatial technology, providing solutions that transform the way our customers work. EagleView has the largest geospatial data and imagery library ever assembled, encompassing 94 percent of the US population. EagleView’s unique technology portfolio comprises more than 300 patents, enabling it to offer highly differentiated software, imagery, and analytics products for multiple industries.

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Kingston Launches IronKey D500S USB Flash Drive

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, CA, Sep 13, 2023 – Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, launched the Best-in-Class Kingston IronKey D500S, hardware-encrypted USB flash drive providing military-grade security for classified data in transit.

D500S is FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) certified with new enhancements from NIST requiring secure microprocessor upgrades for stronger security and attack protections for government and military use. The drive self-tests upon bootup and includes thermal and voltage protection to automatically shut down when certain threshold is reached. Waterproof1, dustproof1, shock and vibration resistant to Military Standards2, crush-resistant and epoxy-filled, D500S’ rugged zinc casing protects internal components from penetration attacks.

The Multi-Password option with Complex or Passphrase mode3 allows users to take ownership over their data, making it easier to remember the password to unlock the stringent security. Admin can reset a User password and enable a One-Time Recovery password to restore access should User password be forgotten. Both Admin and User can set a session-based Read-Only mode to protect the drive from malware on untrusted systems, while Admin can also set a Global Read-Only mode until reset. To keep data from getting into the wrong hands, Admin can enter a Crypto-Erase password that will destroy the data and reset the drive to prevent unauthorized access in compromising situations.

D500S includes great features found in the Kingston IronKey lineup like XTS-AES 256-bit encryption, protection from BadUSB and Brute Force attacks with digitally signed firmware, Virtual Keyboard4 for keylogger and screenlogger protection, and D500S also boasts the industry’s first dual-partition option. Admin can create two custom-sized secure partitions for Admin and User, allowing for a Hidden File Store that can be used to provision files to the User partition as needed. When using untrusted systems or sharing the drive, the Hidden File Stores keep data secure and invisible unless properly accessed.

“The flagship D500S with FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) offers more features than any other drive in its class. D500S upgrades the IronKey D300S with state-of-the-art security making for a complete security solution for high-value data protection for larger enterprises and governments,” said Richard Kanadjian, IronKey global business manager, Kingston. “IronKey has become an essential pillar to meeting Data Loss Protection (DLP) best practices with the toughest military-grade security for compliance with data encryption laws and regulations such as SOC 2, NIS2, FISMA, GDPR, PIPEDA, HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, SOX, and CCPA.”

D500S offers many customization options and are TAA/CMMC Compliant and Assembled in USA. Available in fast dual channel performance with capacities up to 512GB, backed by a 5-year warranty with free technical support. An enterprise managed D500SM model as well as an optional-managed custom drive are also available5.

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Kingston IronKey D500S/SM Features and Specifications:

  • Military-Grade Hardware-Encrypted USB Drive: FIPS 140-3 Level 3 (Pending) certified XTS-AES 256-bit encryption with secure microprocessor upgrades for stronger security. Built-in protections against BadUSB and Brute Force attacks. New drive self-testing upon bootup and thermal and voltage protection to automatically shut down drives when they reach certain thresholds.
  • Multi-Password Option for Data Recovery: Enable Admin, User, and One-Time Recovery passwords. Admin can reset a User password and enable a One-Time Recovery password to restore User’s access to data if the User password is forgotten.
  • Complex or Passphrase Mode: Select between Complex or Passphrase mode. Passphrases can be complete sentences, multiple words that only you remember – from 10 to 128 characters long. An Eye symbol for all entered passwords helps reduce typos.
  • Industry-first Dual Hidden Partition Option:Admin can create two custom-sized Dual Hidden Partitions for Admin and User for a Hidden File Store to keep data secure and invisible unless properly accessed. Dual Hidden Partitions can provide additional security on untrusted systems or when drive sharing is required.
  • Crypto-Erase Password for Compromising Situations:The Crypto-Erase password will wipe encryption keys, delete all data forever and reset the drive.
  • Rugged Casing Built to IronKey Toughest Standards: Zinc casing that is waterproof, dustproof, crush-resistant and is epoxy-filled for physical tamper-resistant security.
  • Fully Customizable: Enable, disable, modify drive features and profile. Co-logo.
  • Global and Session Read-Only (Write Protect) Modes: Both Admin and User can set a session-based Read-Only mode to protect the drive from malware on untrusted systems. Admin can also set a Global Read-Only mode that sets the drive in Read-Only mode until reset.
  • Interface: USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • Capacities68GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, 512GB
  • Connector: Type-A
  • Speed7:
  • USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • 8GB –128GB: 240MB/s read, 190MB/s write
    256GB: 240MB/s read, 170MB/s write
    512B: 310MB/s read, 250MB/s write

USB 2.0

8GB –512GB: 30MB/s read, 20MB/s write

  • Dimensions: 9mm x 21.9mm x 12.0mm
  • Waterproof8: Certified to IP67 rating
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C to 50°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20°C to 85°C
  • Compatibility: USB 3.0/USB 3.1/USB 3.2 Gen 1
  • Customization Options:
    : Enable, disable, modify drive features and profile. Co-logo.
    D500SM: Modify drive profile. Co-logo. Optional-Managed version.
  • Warranty/Support:
    : 5-year warranty, free technical support
    D500SM: 2-year warranty, free technical support
  • Compatible with: Windows 11, 10, macOS 10.15.x – 13.x, Linux9 Kernel 4.4+

About Kingston Digital, Inc.

From big data, to laptops and PCs, to IoT-based devices like smart and wearable technology, to design-in and contract manufacturing, Kingston helps deliver the solutions used to live, work and play. The world’s largest PC makers and cloud-hosting companies depend on Kingston for their manufacturing needs, and our passion fuels the technology the world uses every day. We strive beyond our products to see the bigger picture, to meet the needs of our customers and offer solutions that make a difference.

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1 Please refer to datasheet’s specification. Product must be clean and dry before use.

2 MIL-STD-810F certified for mechanical shock, vibration and drop tests.

3 Passphrase mode is not supported in Linux.

4 Virtual Keyboard: Only supports US English on Microsoft Windows and macOS.

5 SafeConsole management service purchased separately.

6 Some of the listed capacity on a Flash storage device is used for formatting and other functions and thus is not available for data storage. As such, the actual available capacity for data storage is less than what is listed on the products. For more information, go to Kingston’s Flash Memory Guide.

7 Speed may vary due to host hardware, software and usage.

8 IEC 60529 certified for waterproof with the cap on. Product must be clean and dry before use.

9 Feature support on Linux is limited. Refer to user manual for more details. Certain distributions of Linux will require super-user (root) privileges in order to execute the IronKey commands properly in the terminal application window.

Roland DG Introduces VersaSTUDIO BN2-20, BN2-20A

HAMAMATSU, Japan, Sep 11, 2023 – Roland DG Corp., a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, today announced the addition of the BN2-20 and BN2-20A desktop inkjet printer/cutters to its VersaSTUDIO product lineup.

“Since our founding in 1981, we have been providing digital solutions that enable anyone to easily do what could only be achieved previously by people with special skills and experience.,” said Tony Miller, President of Roland DG’s global sales and marketing division. “Today, our compact, easy-to-use, and affordable desktop products are marketed under the brand name VersaSTUDIO and include a broad range of popular desktop solutions, such as inkjet printers, cutters, engravers, metal printers, and foil transfer laser decorators.”

The new BN2 series offers a choice of two powerful eco-solvent desktop devices that produce outstanding print quality and have precision contour cutting that allows creation of automatic contour cut graphics, photos, and text in any desired shape. They use the same high-definition printheads, eco-solvent inks, and cutting technology as our wide-format printers. The new BN2 increases the printing speed approximately 4 times greater than the previous models. Despite the compact size, they can produce a wide variety of high-value-added items, from original T-shirts, posters, stickers, labels, and unique-shaped displays, beautifully and quickly.

According to Miller, the BN2 series was designed to offer excellent usability, even for beginners. Following the streamlined installation, you can immediately begin production. The printers have a simple design with a power button equipped with multi-color LED lights. The color and blinking pattern provide an instant indication of the printer’s status.

All functions can be easily performed with the included Utility software which supports convenient operation through easy-to-understand icons with high visibility and intuitive, quick access to the menu items you want to use. The printers also come standard with software that can be used for everything from design creation to output with simple operations. In addition, the newly designed Frontal Access Structure allows all tasks, from media setup to maintenance, to be performed from the front of the printer for a more efficient use of space.

Roland DG Connect, a cloud-based service is also included. This service provides more proactive support in the event of errors and visualization of the printer’s operating status, allowing you to use the printer with peace of mind.

Customers can choose from two models, the CMYK plus White 5-color BN2-20 and the CMYK 4-color BN2-20A, according to their requirements. Design and output software that would normally have to be purchased separately are included as standard features, making the printer price easy for first-time users to get started. A comprehensive manufacturer’s warranty and optional maintenance contract are also provided.

“Since the first model was introduced, over 25,000 units of the BN Series have been sold, encouraging taking on new challenges by many different customer segments, including entrepreneurs, companies bringing out-sourced production in-house, and educational institutions committed to STEAM education practices,” Miller said. “With further advances in productivity and usability, the BN2 series opens the door to greater creativity and business success for even more people. We will continue to expand our VersaSTUDIO series lineup to encourage new challenges around the world.”

For more information, visit Roland DG website.

Altair Names Matogen Applied Insights Channel Partner

in South Africa

TROY, MI, Sep 7, 2023 – Altair, a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI), announced Matogen Applied Insights will join Altair’s growing channel partner network. Based in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Matogen Applied Insights will offer Altair RapidMiner, Altair’s data analytics and AI platform, to its customers in South Africa. Solutions include market-leading products such as Altair RapidMiner and Altair SLC.

“Our regional customers will gain value by having a local partner with expertise in data analytics for the banking, financial services, and insurance industry”, said Ariel Hadar, managing director and country manager, Altair Israel and Altair South Africa. “We are excited that Matogen Applied Insights will now offer our solutions to help maximize customer business opportunities and help them realize the value of their data.”

“We have always partnered with our clients to solve problems by combining business knowledge with the most advanced tools, techniques, and technology,” said Jacobus Eksteen, chief executive officer and co-founder, Matogen Applied Insights. “This partnership with Altair will enhance our service offerings to provide clients with effective and advanced technologies and allow us to serve them better. Whether they’re using the cloud or on-premises technologies or leveraging Python, R, SQL, the SAS language, or even spreadsheets, Altair’s data analytics and AI solutions help companies eliminate friction and advance their digital transformation efforts.”

Matogen Applied Insights was founded in 2018 and leverages international best practices in statistics and AI for predictive modeling while embracing the power of human intelligence. It offers services and solutions in financial services, agriculture, health, mining, asset management, real estate and neuro-psychology.

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About Altair

Altair is a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence (AI) that provides software and cloud solutions in simulation, high-performance computing (HPC), data analytics, and AI. Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a greener, more sustainable future.

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Luxion Acquires Digizuite

ÅARHUS, Denmark, Sep 5, 2023 – Luxion Group ApS (Luxion), the company behind KeyShot, the industry-preferred 3D visualization software, has acquired Digizuite A/S (Digizuite), a leading provider of Digital Asset Management (DAM) solutions. This strategic move marks a significant step towards revolutionizing the digital supply chain landscape, offering innovative products that empower businesses to streamline asset management, collaboration, and content delivery across all channels.

With the acquisition of Digizuite, Luxion aims to deliver even greater value to its current and future customers by integrating cutting-edge DAM capabilities into its portfolio. As 3D visualization tools continue to evolve and play a crucial role in diverse industries, Luxion recognizes the importance of effective asset management in enhancing business efficiency, productivity, and output.

Claus Thorsgaard, CEO of Luxion, commented on this development, stating, “The benefits of 3D visualization are no longer limited to art and product design. These tools now serve an integral business purpose, improving the operations of companies worldwide. By adding Digizuite to Luxion’s suite of products and services, we are empowering our customers with another essential tool: digital asset management.”

For over two decades, Digizuite has been instrumental in helping global clients reduce costs, increase customer lifetime value, and create meaningful digital experiences. With headquarters in Denmark, a subsidiary in the United States and presence offices in UK, Belgium, and Ukraine, Digizuite brings a wealth of experience and expertise to Luxion’s expanding portfolio.

In the coming months, Luxion and Digizuite will integrate operations in order to bring our valued customers enhanced products and services uniquely designed to solve our customers’ biggest content management challenges.

Claus Thorsgaard further elaborated, “The merging of Luxion and Digizuite reflects two significant trends. Firstly, there is a growing demand for effective digital asset management across various departments, covering everything from CAD files to AR/VR content. Secondly, 3D visualization is becoming integral to the entire product development process, from concept to the final photorealistic presentation on e-commerce platforms. Combining the capabilities of Digizuite and Luxion is a smart move, tailored to the needs of today’s most successful and innovative companies.”

Thorsgaard continued, “In a fully digital world, the creation of a unified digital supply chain is imperative. This encompasses intelligent automation, cross-team collaboration, and targeted delivery of omnichannel content, all powered by multipurpose 3D assets. This is the path to competitiveness.”

About Digizuite

Global businesses and Fortune500 companies use Digizuite as a key platform in their digital transformations to automate digital processes when managing digital content (images, video, documents, audio, VR) from one place and sharing on multiple channels. Our DAM software supports: i) brand compliance across channels, ii) faster time to market, iii) increased operational efficiency, and iv) new revenue streams or new services.

Digizuite is a SaaS company in Digital Asset Management software (DAM) that streamlines all digital content in one central platform. Through automated workflows and agile integrations, Digizuite removes manual workflows and streamlines the entire content value chain. Customers choose Digizuite to have control over who, where, and how corporate materials are used. It ensures brand control, risk reduction and helps to increase efficiency and revenue. Today, the company has more than 70 employees between its headquarters in Denmark and representation in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, and Ukraine.

About Luxion

Luxion is the recognized premier software company specializing in advanced 3D visualization and lighting technology. KeyShot, the preferred 3D visualization software for designers, engineers, marketing professionals, photographers and CG specialists, breaks down the complexity of creating photographic images and animations from 3D digital data. Luxion has 10,000+ customers globally, including over 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies.

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Hexagon Updates Leica BLK2FLY

Adds Autonomous Indoor Scanning

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announced a new capability for the Leica BLK2FLY: the ability to scan indoors, providing expanded coverage for complex scanning projects. The BLK2FLY now unlocks a new level of autonomy to build digital twins of entire structures, inside and outside.

3D reality capture of building exteriors and interiors is necessary to create complete digital twins. The BLK2FLY’s new indoor scanning capability expands users’ abilities to do this. Hexagon enhanced the autonomous UAV scanning system to allow for safe, effective indoor navigation and capturing. This capability also expands the BLK2FLY’s ability to capture various environments outdoors.

The BLK2FLY can scan in areas without GNSS availability, opening reality capture opportunities in new settings and with new applications, including hazardous indoor areas like nuclear power plants. Increased performance of the autonomous navigation system heightens the sensor’s spatial awareness, allowing for obstacle avoidance in more confined spaces. This new capability relies upon advancements to Hexagon’s visual SLAM system, providing real-time spherical imaging that improves the BLK2FLY’s operating range to a radius of 1.5 meters.

The BLK2FLY complements Hexagon’s terrestrial and autonomous sensor portfolio, and when combined, they create complete coverage for any scanning project. Users can also take advantage of Reality Cloud Studio, powered by HxDR, Hexagon’s cloud application that enables uploading of data to the cloud from the field using a tablet or smartphone to register, mesh and create 3D models of their data from the field automatically.

The BLK2FLY’s new indoor scanning capabilities are a significant advancement in reality capture technology and are provided at no extra cost to all current and future BLK2FLY users. They are available via firmware update today.

About Hexagon

Hexagon is a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. Hexagon has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2bn EUR.

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Cadence Expands Partnership with Arm

SAN JOSE, CA, Aug 31, 2023 – Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced an expanded collaboration with Arm to speed data center silicon success on the Arm Neoverse V2 platform. Through the collaboration, Cadence fine-tuned its AI-driven RTL-to-GDS digital flow for Neoverse V2 and delivered corresponding 5nm and 3nm Rapid Adoption Kits (RAKs), empowering customers to achieve power, performance and area (PPA) targets faster. In addition, the Cadence AI-driven verification full flow supports Neoverse V2, providing designers with optimal verification throughput and preparedness for Arm SystemReady compliance.

Cadence AI-Driven Digital Full Flow for the Neoverse V2 Platform

The comprehensive AI-driven Cadence RTL-to-GDS digital full flow RAKs for 3nm and 5nm nodes includes the Genus Synthesis Solution, Modus DFT Software Solution, Innovus Implementation System, Quantus Extraction Solution, Tempus Timing Solution and ECO Option, Voltus IC Power Integrity Solution, Conformal Equivalence Checking, Conformal Low Power and the AI-based Cadence Cerebrus Intelligent Chip Explorer.

The digital RAKs provide Arm Neoverse V2 designers with several key benefits. For example, the Cadence Cerebrus AI capabilities automate and scale digital chip design, delivering better PPA and improving designer productivity. Cadence iSpatial technology provides an integrated and predictable implementation flow for the faster design closure. The RAKs also include a smart hierarchy flow that delivers optimal turnaround times on large, high-performance CPUs. The Tempus ECO technology offers signoff-accurate final design closure based on path-based analysis. Finally, the RAKs incorporate the GigaOpt activity-aware power optimization engine to significantly reduce dynamic power consumption.

Cadence AI-Driven Verification Full Flow Support for Arm Neoverse V2

The Cadence AI-driven verification full flow optimized to support Arm Neoverse V2 includes the Xcelium Logic Simulation Platform, Palladium Enterprise Emulation Platforms, Protium Enterprise Prototyping Systems, Helium Virtual and Hybrid Studio, Jasper Formal Verification Platform, Verisium Manager Planning and Coverage Closure tools, Perspec System Verifier, and VIP and System VIP tools and content for Arm-based designs.

The Cadence verification full flow provides Neoverse V2 designers with pre-silicon server base system architecture (SBSA) compliance verification and optimized PCI Express (PCIe) integration. In addition, the Cadence Helium Virtual and Hybrid Studio includes editable virtual and hybrid platform reference designs for Neoverse V2, incorporating Arm Fast Models to jumpstart early software development and verification. The Helium gearshift technology enables customers to position workloads in a high-performance hybrid environment before shifting to a fully accurate RTL environment, offering detailed verification using either the Palladium or Protium platforms.

“The growing demand for complex workloads such as big data analytics, HPC and ML inference requires specialized compute solutions that achieve greater performance and efficiency,” said Eddie Ramirez, vice president of go-to-market, Infrastructure Line of Business at Arm.“Through this latest collaboration, customers can leverage Cadence’s comprehensive digital and verification flows to validate their solutions and bring the power of their Neoverse V2-based products to market faster. Furthermore, silicon partners will get the benefits of these advanced design flows when running their EDA workloads on Arm-enabled servers and cloud instances.”

“Customers are always looking to accelerate the pace of innovation, and the Arm Neoverse V2 platform provides the foundation needed to address advanced compute requirements for data center silicon success,” said Kam Kittrell, vice president, product management in the Digital & Signoff Group at Cadence. “Through our expanded collaboration with Arm, customers using the AI-driven digital full flow 3nm and 5nm RAKs for Neoverse V2 designs benefit from improved productivity and faster time to tapeout. In addition, by optimizing our AI-driven verification full flow, customers have access to all the tools necessary to verify RTL and perform pre-silicon software validation to ensure full system success.”

The Cadence digital and verification flows support the Cadence Intelligent System Design strategy, enabling customers to achieve SoC design excellence. To learn more about how to verify your Arm-based designs using digital and verification solutions from Cadence, visit

About Cadence

Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic systems design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary electronic products from chips to boards to complete systems for the most dynamic market applications, including hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, mobile, aerospace, consumer, industrial and healthcare. For nine years in a row, Fortune magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.

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AAPS Honors Simulations Plus Chief Science Officer as Fellow

LANCASTER, CA, Aug 29, 2023 – Simulations Plus, Inc., a leading provider of modeling and simulation solutions for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, is proud to announce that Dr. Viera Lukacova, chief science officer of the SLP Division, has been elevated to the status of Fellow within the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) and will be formally inducted at the annual PharmSci 360 meeting on October 22, 2023.

“Viera stands out as an eminent figure whose profound contributions have significantly shaped the landscape of physiologically based pharmacokinetics (PBPK) modeling,” said John DiBella, president of the SLP Division at Simulations Plus. “Her scientific insights have advanced the capabilities of software platforms like GastroPlusDDDPlus, and MembranePlus that scientists use every day to develop safe and effective treatments for patients worldwide. A tireless advocate, her impact also extends beyond research into the realms of publication, presentation, and education. Through her visionary leadership, pioneering research, and relentless dedication, she has elevated PBPK modeling to unprecedented heights, and we cannot wait to celebrate the well-deserved status she has achieved within AAPS at October’s meeting.”

“The Class of 2023 AAPS Fellows […] were selected based on well-defined criteria for outstanding scientific accomplishments, significant and sustained impact in the pharmaceutical sciences, and exceptional service to the AAPS community,” said AAPS 2023 Fellows Committee Chair Mandip Singh Sachdeva, Ph.D., FAAPS.

Joining Dr. Lukacova as 2023 AAPS Fellows are Dr. Shaukat Ali, Dr. Ben Boyd, Dr. Maria Croyle, Dr. Otilia Koo, Dr. Xiuling Lu, Dr. Wellington Pham, and Dr. Patrick Ronaldson.

To meet with Dr. Lukacova at the 2023 AAPS PharmSci 360 meeting in Orlando, FL, and learn more about her work, they invite you to schedule a meeting and visit Simulations Plus at booth #2301 in the exhibit hall.

About Simulations Plus

Serving clients worldwide for more than 25 years, Simulations Plus is a leading provider in the biosimulation market providing software and consulting services supporting drug discovery, development, research, and regulatory submissions. They offer solutions that bridge artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning, physiologically based pharmacokinetics, quantitative systems pharmacology/toxicology, and population PK/PD modeling approaches. Their technology is licensed and applied by major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and regulatory agencies worldwide.

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XtalPi Intelligent Automation Launched

XtalPi Announces New Automation Facility in Shanghai, China

XtalPi Inc. has unveiled its newest brand, XtalPi Intelligent Automation, at the inaugural Intelligent Automation Forum on August 25, 2023, in Shanghai, China.

XtalPi Intelligent Automation embodies XtalPi’s vision to revolutionize modern laboratory automation solutions, reshaping the ecosystem of scientific exploration and addressing significant R&D challenges in multiple industrial sectors. This brand spearheads the design and production of next-generation laboratory automation platforms, with emphases on efficiency, flexibility, scalability, seamless integration with third-party hardware and software, and digital twin applications. The brand extends an array of discovery services and solutions powered by these platforms to global partners.

At the forum, XtalPi also announced the launch of a new facility in Shanghai, a strategic move to expand its capacity, addressing the rapidly rising demand for high-quality, efficient R&D outsourcing across diverse domains including drug and materials discovery. This Shanghai site is XtalPi’s largest automation lab in China, surpassing the automation R&D lab of its headquarters in Shenzhen. The facility is set to be fully operational by late Q3 2023, housing over 100 automated workstations and automation clusters. The initial areas of focus will be on serving drug discovery and pharmaceutical development projects. XtalPi now operates three global automation laboratories that serve partners across three major hubs: Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Boston.

About XtalPi

XtalPi is an innovative technology company powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Founded in 2014 on the MIT campus, XtalPi is dedicated to driving intelligent and digital transformation in the life science and new materials industries. With tightly interwoven quantum physics, AI, cloud computing, and large-scale clusters of robotic workstations, XtalPi offers a range of technology solutions, services, and products to accelerate and empower innovation for biopharmaceutical and new materials companies worldwide.

For more information, visit XtalPi website.