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Canon Expands Business Inkjet, Laser Printer Portfolio

with Four New Printers

MELVILLE, NY, Dec 7, 2022 – Canon USA, Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced two new inkjet printer models and two new laser printers, expanding the MAXIFY GX and imageCLASS printer lines. The 4-in-1 MAXIFY GX4020 printer (print, copy, scan, and fax) and the 3-in-1 MAXIFY GX3020 printer (print, copy, and scan) expand the Canon MegaTank Printer lineup at an increasingly affordable cost. These models utilize a continuous ink supply system, which can significantly reduce ink costs by utilizing high-volume inkbottles. The imageCLASS MF264dw II and MF262dw II printers are 3-in-1 multifunction machines (print, copy, and scan) adding to the Canon black-and-white laser portfolio.

MAXIFY GX3020 – Lifestyle

The new MAXIFY printers can help hybrid and remote workers looking to upgrade their home office, as well as small business owners looking to manage daily work at a fast-moving pace. The MAXIFY GX4020 and GX3020 printers boast a print speed of 18 images per minute (IPM) in black-and-white 1, and 13 (IPM) in color 1. They both boast multiple paper paths, with a 250-sheet front-loading cassette, a 100-sheet rear tray, and a separate rear flat tray which is ideal for thicker paper, such as used for poster creation. The MAXIFY GX4020 and GX3020 printers can produce approximately 14,000 sheets in color and approximately 6,000 sheets in black ink2. A three-year limited warranty 3 comes standard, and users can easily replace the maintenance cartridge and the print head (replacements sold separately) to assist with printer longevity. These inkjet printers are environmentally conscious, meeting EPEAT Gold 4 standard, and offer a small footprint, making it easy and convenient to place them in a compact space.

MAXIFY GX3020 – Front View

The Canon MAXIFY printers are also compatible with PosterArtist Online 5 a design software that allows all levels of users to create professional-looking posters, banners and signage, with technology allowing it to express four different textured looks in gold or silver. This application supports over 100 compatible models of Canon devices across many printing product lines. Retail storeowners can use PosterArist Online to print displays and flyers to provide up-to-date information on pricing and product information. PosterArtist is also a good fit for hospitals, giving medical staff the ability to create eye-catching health notices, as well as hospitality, where PosterArtist can be used to print posters and flyers with tourist information, suggestions for local dining, and increasing awareness of activities and events in the area.

imageCLASS MF264dw II – Lifestyle

Users looking to manage daily documents are also encouraged to research the new imageCLASS black-and-white laser printers. The imageCLASS MF264dw II and MF262dw II printers can print a first page in under six seconds, with both models able to print 30 pages per minute. 6 These new imageCLASS printers are ideal for home office users, and industries and office environments where color printing is not a need. Other benefits include:

imageCLASS MF262dw II – Front View

High Page Yield

Both the imageCLASS MF264dw II and MF262dw II printers include up to 1,700 pages7 per cartridge out of the box, and a replacement high-capacity toner cartridge (sold separately) is available supporting up to 4,100 pages 7.

Adjustable Screen

The new imageCLASS printers have an adjustable control panel with a backlit screen, and are easy to use whether you’re standing or sitting.

Auto Replenishment

Canon offers the optional Auto Replenishment Service 8, which enables the printer as a smart device for just-in-time toner management is available, and can allow customers to save time by not having to place emergency replacement orders.

Availability

The MAXIFY GX4020 and GX3020 printers are available for immediate purchase through the Canon Online Store for $499.00 and $399.00, respectively. The imageCLASS MF264dw II and MF262dw II printers are available for purchase at $229.00 and $199.00, respectively, also through the Canon Online Store9.

For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://usa.canon.com.

About Canon USA, Inc.

Canon USA, Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $30.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), as of 2021 has ranked in the top-five overall in US patents granted for 36 consecutive years† and was one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2022. Canon USA was featured in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021, ranking among the top 100 companies for employee happiness and satisfaction at work. Canon USA is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.

For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.

†Number of patents for 2021 are based on figures released by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. Figures for 2005 to 2020 are based on information issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.

1 Document print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734. Photo print speed is based on the default setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 on Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer. Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used etc. See www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.

2 Page yield of color inks is an average yield of cyan, magenta and yellow combined.  Page yield of included inks used for initial setup is lower than the replacement ink bottles, as a certain amount of ink is consumed into fill into the print head during setup (charging the print head initially).  Actual page yield will vary significantly depending on content printed, ink levels maintained in all four reservoirs, and other factors.  Page yield is the estimated value based on Canon individual test method using the ISO/IEC 24712 chart and continuous printing simulation with the full set of replacement ink bottles after initial setup.

3 Warranty is effective for three (3) years from date of original purchase or the printing of 80,000 pages, whichever comes first. Warranty program is subject to certain conditions and restrictions.

See www.usa.canon.com/support/maxify-gx-series-3-year-limited-warranty for details.

4 For current EPEAT rating (Gold/Silver/Bronze), please visit epeat.net.

5 PosterArtist Online Version requires a personal computer with Internet access and a compatible Canon printer. The service is not available on some operating systems or browsers. See usa.canon.com/PosterArtist for details.

6 Print speed is based on internal testing. Print speed may vary, depending on the number of copies selected as well as the settings for size, type, and orientation of paper.

7 Based on ISO/IEC standard.

8 See website for more details.

9 Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Arm Appoints Paul E. Jacobs, Rosemary Schooler to Board

CAMBRIDGE, UK, Dec 1, 2022 – Arm announced the appointment of new Board members Dr. Paul E. Jacobs, chairman and CEO of XCOM Labs and former CEO and executive chairman of Qualcomm Inc., and Rosemary Schooler, former corporate vice president and general manager of Data Center and AI Sales for Intel. Both bring significant public company experience spanning technology development, business strategy and corporate governance to Arm as it continues to prepare for a public listing.

“The unique insights and depth of experience that Paul and Rosemary bring will help us expand and diversify our Board while providing enormous value to Arm at such a pivotal moment in our journey,” said Rene Haas, CEO, Arm.

Haas added, “Paul has an incredible track record of developing cutting-edge technologies and leading Qualcomm through an amazing growth phase, and Rosemary has demonstrated exceptional leadership capabilities, setting and executing strategic priorities, driving innovation and cultivating customer relationships across a variety of Intel’s businesses during her long career there. I look forward to working with both Paul and Rosemary as we strengthen our leadership position in the semiconductor ecosystem and prepare for the public markets.”

“I have worked with Arm from the early days of smartphones and the wireless internet,” Paul E. Jacobs added. “As computing becomes ever more pervasive, this creates new opportunities to build upon Arm’s market-leading position. I am excited to join Arm’s Board and work with the world-class team here to help drive the next technology revolutions.”

“Arm is poised to be a leader in the semiconductor and computing industries,” said Rosemary Schooler. “Working with customers to solve their most complex technology challenges has been the focus of my career. I’m thrilled to join Arm and look forward to helping the company expand its connected computing footprint across the globe.”

About Paul E. Jacobs

Paul E. Jacobs, Ph.D. is the chairman and CEO of XCOM Labs, which he founded in 2018 to develop high performance wireless technologies and applications. Prior to XCOM, Dr. Jacobs served as CEO and executive chairman of Qualcomm Inc., where he spearheaded the company’s efforts to develop and commercialize fundamental mobile technology breakthroughs that fueled the wireless internet and smartphone revolutions. During his tenure as CEO, Qualcomm’s revenue quadrupled and its market capitalization doubled. Dr. Jacobs is a prolific inventor with over 80 U.S. patents granted or pending in the field of wireless technology and devices.

Dr. Jacobs currently serves as director of Dropbox, Inc. and FIRST. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley. He founded Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation. Dr. Jacobs is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

About Rosemary Schooler

Rosemary Schooler is a proven leader with over 30 years of experience in the global technology industry. She most recently served as corporate vice president and general manager of Data Center and AI Sales for Intel Corporation. During her 33-year career at Intel, Ms. Schooler managed and oversaw sales and corporate strategy for the company’s IoT business. She also held vice president and general manager positions at a number of Intel start-up initiatives in the embedded/IoT, networking and storage businesses, including PnL, architecture, product development and customer success efforts. In her networking role, Ms. Schooler led industry transforming initiatives including Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and technologies such as Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK).

Ms. Schooler has supported industry efforts including ATIS and TIA as well as non-profits including the National Center for Women in Technology (NCWIT). She was previously an independent director for Cloudera and currently serves on the board for Zurn Water Solutions. Ms. Schooler earned a BS in ceramic science and engineering from Penn State University.

About Arm

Arm technology is defining the future of computing. Their energy-efficient processor designs and software platforms have enabled advanced computing in more than 240 billion chips and their technologies securely power products from the sensor to the smartphone and the supercomputer. Together with 1,000+ technology partners, they are enabling artificial intelligence to work everywhere, and in cybersecurity, they are delivering the foundation for trust in the digital world – from chip to cloud.

For more information, visit www.arm.com.

BOXX Updates APEXX S4 Workstation

AUSTIN, TX, Nov 23, 2022 – BOXX Technologies, the leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations, rendering systems, and servers, announced that its APEXX S4 workstation now features 13th Gen Intel Core i7 and i9 processors. The new CPUs provide outstanding performance for CAD, 3D design, motion media, and other professional software applications. BOXX is among the first workstation manufacturers to ship systems equipped with the new processors.

BOXX APEXX S4 – Multi-GPU workstation with 13th Gen Intel Core processors

“The new APEXX S4 dramatically accelerates demanding 3D workflows,” said Bill Leasure, BOXX VP of sales and marketing. “The addition of 13th Gen Intel Core processors to this multi-GPU workstation will enable architects, engineers, animators, VFX artists, video editors, and other creative professionals to create and render faster and more efficiently than ever before.”

A desk side tower system with rackmount capability, the purpose-built APEXX S4 provides optimal performance for CPU and GPU tasks in Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, and AutoCAD, as well as SOLIDWORKS, Cinema 4D, Adobe Creative Cloud, and other professional applications.

BOXX APEXX S4 – Desk side workstation with rack mount capabilities

Overclocked up to 5.8GHz, the 24-core, 13th Gen Intel Core i7 and i9 processors inside the APEXX S4 feature performance hybrid architecture designed to improve hardware and software efficiency. The CPUs also include Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, 20 total CPU PCIe lanes, and up to 36MB Intel Smart Cache. Support for the latest DDR5 provides control over memory configuration, while Thunderbolt 4 support provides simple and fast peripheral connections.

In addition to the new Intel Core technology, the highly expandable APEXX S4 features liquid cooling, up to 128GB of memory storage, a 1300W power supply, and support for up to four NVIDIA RTX A6000 GPUs, delivering state-of-the-art performance for a wide range of professional workflows.

“APEXX S4 is the most expandable BOXX S-Class workstation ever,” said Leasure. “With the latest Intel technology and the ability to support multiple CPU tasks, GPU tasks, and complex rendering, this is a workstation creators can rely on to power the latest applications, maximize productivity, and outpace their competitors.”

About BOXX Technologies

BOXX is the leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations, rendering systems, and servers for engineering, product design, architecture, visual effects, animation, deep learning, and more. For 26 years, BOXX has combined record-setting performance, speed, and reliability with unparalleled industry knowledge to become the trusted choice of creative professionals worldwide.

For more information, visit www.boxx.com.

NVIDIA Q3 Revenue Down 12% to $5.93B with $680M Profit

SANTA CLARA, CA, Nov 17, 2022 – NVIDIA reported revenue for the third quarter ended October 30, 2022, of $5.93B, down 11.5% compared to $6.70B for the second quarter ended July 31, 2022. Net income was $680M.

Comparative analysis based on NVIDIA’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source NVIDIA website)

Comparative analysis based on NVIDIA’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source NVIDIA website)

“We are quickly adapting to the macro environment, correcting inventory levels and paving the way for new products,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA.

“The ramp of our new platforms ― Ada Lovelace RTX graphics, Hopper AI computing, BlueField and Quantum networking, Orin for autonomous vehicles and robotics, and Omniverse ― is off to a great start and forms the foundation of our next phase of growth.

“NVIDIA’s pioneering work in accelerated computing is more vital than ever. Limited by physics, general purpose computing has slowed to a crawl, just as AI demands more computing. Accelerated computing lets companies achieve orders-of-magnitude increases in productivity while saving money and the environment,” he said.

A complete chart of the financial results is available here.

About NVIDIA

Since its founding in 1993, NVIDIA has been a pioneer in accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined computer graphics and ignited the era of modern AI. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.

For more information, visit website.

NVIDIA Omniverse Opens Portals for Scientists

SC22, Nov 15, 2022 – NVIDIA announced that NVIDIA Omniverse — an open computing platform for building and operating metaverse applications — now connects to leading scientific computing visualization software and supports new batch-rendering workloads on systems powered by NVIDIA A100 and H100 Tensor Core GPUs.

NVIDIA also introduced fully real-time scientific and industrial digital twins for the high performance computing community, enabled by NVIDIA OVX, a computing system designed to power large-scale Omniverse digital twins, and Omniverse Cloud, a software- and infrastructure-as-a-service offering.

Omniverse now supports batch workloads that AI and HPC researchers, scientists and engineers can run on their existing A100 or H100 systems — including rendering videos and images or generating synthetic 3D data.

To foster more seamless, collaborative workflows for the HPC community, NVIDIA also unveiled connections to popular scientific computing tools such as Kitware’s ParaView, an application for visualization; NVIDIA IndeX for volumetric rendering; NVIDIA Modulus for developing physics-ML models; and NeuralVDB for large-scale sparse volumetric data representation.

“Today’s scientific computing workflows are extremely complex, involving enormous datasets that are impractical to move and large, global teams that use their own specialized tools,” said Dion Harris, lead product manager of accelerated computing at NVIDIA. “With new support for Omniverse on A100 and H100 systems, HPC customers can finally start to unlock legacy data silos, achieve interoperability in their complex simulation and visualization pipelines, and generate compelling visuals for their batch-rendering workflows.”

Using Omniverse and hybrid-cloud workloads, scientific computing customers can connect legacy simulation and visualization pipelines to achieve distributed, fully interactive, true real-time interaction with their models and datasets. NVIDIA customers such as Argonne National Laboratory, Lockheed Martin and Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory are already seeing benefits of Omniverse for HPC workloads.

Global Scientific Leaders Support Omniverse

Argonne National Laboratory is using NVIDIA Omniverse on its A100-powered Polaris supercomputer to connect its legacy visualization tools as a first step to developing the foundations for future digital twins.

“Visualization workflows at Argonne National Laboratory are getting increasingly complex — ranging from handling terabytes of cosmology data to photorealistic renderings of engineered devices — and these collaborative projects involve teams of scientists, engineers and artists all using highly specialized tools,” said Michael Papka, deputy associate laboratory director and director at Argonne Leadership Computing Facility. “Omniverse homogenizes such complex workflows, retains the expertise of established tools and opens the opportunity for entirely new workflows, including building digital twins.”

Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), the U.S. Department of Energy national laboratory for plasma physics and fusion science, is using Omniverse to connect and accelerate state-of-the-art, synthetic, real-time HPC simulators to model fusion devices and control systems, and ultimately improve the operation of the experiment toward a new commercially viable clean-energy source.

“Securing clean energy is a crucial goal for research scientists and engineers — as well as a major target for government organizations,” said William Tang, principal research physicist at PPPL and affiliated faculty at Princeton University’s Center for Statistics and Machine Learning. “A fully live, truly interactive scientific digital twin of a fusion device that enables real-time simulation workflows built on Omniverse will open doors to new abilities for generating clean power for a better future.”

Aligning with NVIDIA’s Earth-2 initiative to accelerate climate research, aerospace leader Lockheed Martin recently began using NVIDIA Omniverse to provide the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) with better global environmental situational awareness and to develop an interactive climate research pipeline.

“At Lockheed Martin, we regularly use digital twins and artificial intelligence to provide our government customers with the clearest, current situational picture and actionable intelligence for their important missions,” said Matt Ross, senior program manager at Lockheed Martin Space. “We’re pleased that we can use our technology experience to collaborate with NVIDIA on this Earth Observation Digital Twin project, where we will fuse together a tremendous amount of satellite and ground-based sensor data to provide NOAA a global visualization of their own important mission space.”

Availability

These new features are now supported in NVIDIA Omniverse, available for developers and enterprises. To learn more about Omniverse, watch the SC22 special address.

About NVIDIA

Since its founding in 1993, NVIDIA has been a pioneer in accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined computer graphics, ignited the era of modern AI and is fueling the creation of the metaverse. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.

For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

NVIDIA H100, Quantum-2 Systems Announced Worldwide

Releases cuQuantum, CUDA, BlueField DOCA Acceleration Library Updates

SC22, Nov 15, 2022 – NVIDIA announced broad adoption of its next-generation H100 Tensor Core GPUs and Quantum-2 InfiniBand, including new offerings on Microsoft Azure cloud and 50+ new partner systems for accelerating scientific discovery.

NVIDIA partners described the new offerings at SC22, where the company released major updates to its cuQuantum, CUDA and BlueField DOCA acceleration libraries, and announced support for its Omniverse simulation platform on NVIDIA A100- and H100-powered systems.

H100, Quantum-2 and the library updates are all part of NVIDIA’s HPC platform — a full technology stack with CPUs, GPUs, DPUs, systems, networking and a broad range of AI and HPC software — that provides researchers the ability to efficiently accelerate their work on powerful systems, on premises or in the cloud.

“AI is reinventing the scientific method. Learning from data, AI can predict impossibly complex workings of nature, from the behavior of plasma particles in a nuclear fusion reactor to human impact on regional climate decades in the future,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “By providing a universal scientific computing platform that accelerates both principled numerical and AI methods, we’re giving scientists an instrument to make discoveries that will benefit humankind.”

Azure First to Offer NVIDIA Quantum-2 for HPC Workloads

Microsoft Azure adoption of the NVIDIA Quantum-2 InfiniBand networking platform follows news of NVIDIA Quantum-2’s general availability, announced at GTC in March.

“The future of transformative enterprise technologies such as AI and HPC is in next-generation cloud platforms like Microsoft Azure, where innovators have the opportunity to deliver a new era of technological breakthroughs,” said Nidhi Chappell, general manager of Azure AI Infrastructure at Microsoft. “The NVIDIA Quantum-2 InfiniBand networking platform equips Azure with the throughput capabilities of a world-class supercomputing center, available at cloud scale and on demand, and allows researchers and scientists using Azure to achieve their life’s work.”

Dozens of New Servers Turbocharged With H100, NVIDIA AI

ASUSAtosDell Technologies, INGRASYS, GIGABYTEHewlett Packard EnterpriseLenovoPenguin Solutions, QCT and Supermicro are among NVIDIA’s many partners that are announcing H100-powered servers in a wide variety of configurations.

A five-year license for NVIDIA AI Enterprise, a cloud-native software suite that streamlines the development and deployment of AI, is included with every H100 PCIe GPU. This ensures organizations have access to the AI frameworks and tools they need to build H100-accelerated AI solutions, from medical imaging to weather models to safety alert systems and more.

Among the wave of new systems is the Dell PowerEdge XE9680, which tackles the most demanding AI and high-performance workloads. This is Dell’s first eight-way system based on the NVIDIA HGX platform, which is purpose-built for the convergence of simulation, data analytics and AI.

“AI is propelling innovation unlike any technology before it,” said Rajesh Pohani, vice president of portfolio and product management for PowerEdge, HPC and Core Compute at Dell Technologies. “Dell PowerEdge servers with NVIDIA Hopper GPUs support customers to push the boundaries and make possible new discoveries across industries and institutions.”

Major Updates to Acceleration Libraries

To help boost scientific discovery, NVIDIA has released major updates to its CUDA, cuQuantum and DOCA acceleration libraries:

  1. NVIDIA CUDA libraries now include a multi-node, multi-GPU Eigensolver enabling unprecedented scale and performance for leading HPC applications like VASP, a package for first-principles quantum mechanical calculations.
  2. The NVIDIA cuQuantum software development kit for accelerating quantum computing workflows now supports approximate tensor network methods. This allows researchers to simulate tens of thousands of qubits, as well as automatically enables multi-node, multi-GPU support for quantum simulation with unparalleled performance using the cuQuantum Appliance.
  3. NVIDIA DOCA, the open cloud SDK and acceleration framework for NVIDIA BlueField DPUs, includes advanced programmability, security and functionality to support new storage use cases.

These libraries enable researchers to scale across multiple servers and equip them with massive performance boosts to drive scientific discovery. The NVIDIA HPC acceleration libraries are available on leading cloud platforms AWS, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

For more about NVIDIA’s high performance computing platform, watch the SC22 special address.

About NVIDIA

Since its founding in 1993, NVIDIA has been a pioneer in accelerated computing. The company’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined computer graphics, ignited the era of modern AI and is fueling the creation of the metaverse. NVIDIA is now a full-stack computing company with data-center-scale offerings that are reshaping industry.

For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.