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COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2019 Exhibitor Profiles

TAIPEI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#AIoTlt;/agt;–COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2019 runs May 28 – June 1, 2019 at the Taipei World
Trade Center, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, and the Taipei
International Convention Center (TICC). Business Wire is the official
news distribution partner
for COMPUTEX. Listed below are
exhibitor profiles.

Company: Aeromax Technology Co., Ltd.
Booth: S1216
Aeromax, founded in June 2006, aims to be a total solution provider
in the Digital STB, Android TV, Audio sound card and
Professional/Industrial electronics industry.
Our products are designed and made in Taiwan and many OEM/ODM
customers have continuously regarded Aeromax as their partner
because of our dedication to creating high quality products.
Recently launched:
AW1500_15W Walnut Casing Wireless Fast Charger.
It features premium brass construction and polished handmade walnut
With excellent quality and safety, we’re sure the AW1500 (made in
Taiwan) can bring the best charging experience to our customers.






Artilux is a deep tech startup that focuses on realizing the next
revolution in sensor technology and high-speed optical
communication devices. With the fundamental physics breakthrough
and collaboration with TSMC, Artilux not only develops a
one-of-a-kind 3D imaging sensor that acts as a new gateway to many
perception AI applications, but also provides a comprehensive and
cost-effective solution in the field of high-speed optical
communications. Artilux aims to be a vanguard for future
applications in mobile, autonomous driving, industry 4.0 and many

Company: ATrack Technology Inc.
Booth: SmarTEX – S0810a
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: TPEX:6465
ATrack (TPEX: 6465) specializes in telematics hardware designing and
Our core R&D team has over 15 years of industry experience, and our
products have been deployed in various operating environments
ATrack has also been particularly successful at performing
user-specific firmware and hardware customizations to help our
clients win projects in this dynamic market. Through our continuous
commitment to the industry and providing unmatched level of
responsiveness, we have been recognized as one of the most reliable
hardware partners.
Booth: Q1334a
Bin Yuann specializes in the exporting of server chassis rails and
The company was recognized by ASIG Germany for our outstanding
quality and performance.
Company: CERVOZ
Booth: K0303a
Cervoz develops, produces, and markets storage and memory products
for industrial applications.
Everything we do, from design, product management, and
manufacturing, to quality control, sales and service is dedicated to
fulfilling the special characteristics of diversified and critical
industrial applications.
We are able to offer our high quality embedded products with legacy
and mainstream technology, long-term availability, BOM (bill of
material) control, high reliability, and top compatibility.
Company: CINCOZE
Booth: K0208
Cincoze is a professional manufacturer of embedded computing
We design, manufacture, and market rugged fanless computers,
industrial panel PCs, and monitors for harsh and demanding
environments. With its leading-edge products and application-driven
functionalities, Cincoze enables new technologies and solutions for
multiple applications, including factory automation, machine
automation, machine vision, in-vehicle computing, intelligent
transportation, and surveillance.
Company: Clientron Corp.
Booth: R0827, Nangang Hall2
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: 8119
Clientron was founded in 1983. The company is dedicated in providing
global intelligent solutions to our clients. With design,
manufacturing and service abilities, Clientron offers high-quality
and high-performance computing platforms including Thin Client, POS,
Automotive Electronics and Intelligent Embedded Systems. We commit
to continuously provide better IoT client solutions and services for
our partners and customers to build an intelligent e-World. Visit us
Company: CyberLink
Booth: S0704a
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: TSE: 5203
Founded in 1996, CyberLink Corp. is the world leader in multimedia
software and AI facial recognition technology. CyberLink addresses
the demands of consumer, commercial and education markets through a
wide range of solutions, covering digital content creation,
multimedia playback, video conferencing, live casting, mobile
applications and AI facial recognition.
With years of research in the fields of artificial intelligence and
facial recognition, CyberLink developed the FaceMe® Facial
Recognition Engine. Powered by deep learning algorithms, FaceMe®
delivers reliable, high-precision, and real-time facial recognition
that is critical to AIoT applications like smart retail, smart
security, and surveillance, smart city, and smart home.
Company: Diwei Industrial Co., Ltd.
Booth: Nangang Hall 2, 1F Q1016
Diwei Industrial Co., Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of LCD monitor
arms and ergonomic TV wall mounting products, including computer
monitor arms, healthcare arms, medical trolleys, TV wall mounts,
projector mounts, TV stands, mobile TV carts, whiteboard stands, and
POS mounts.
ODM & OEM projects are welcome. We can offer you all kinds of
ergonomic mounting products with high quality, competitive pricing
and the best service.
Company: Fonebud IoT Berhad
Booth: A0817a
Mobile Sharing Assistant (MSA) integrates blockchain technology and
tourism, provides free language translation, data roaming and travel
information services for tourists!
We developed MSA to assist travelers with barrier-free communication
and internet services through the collection of data on their travel
Our focus is to provide free roaming data: visitors pays deposit for
the device and earn points by viewing short advertisements. Points
may then be exchanged for roaming data, airline tickets,
accommodation, etc. Travelers may also convert points to cash
through the app.
The translation engine of the MSA allows direct live translation,
instant photo translation, conference translation.
MSA technologies, Neural Machine Translation (NMT) and e-SIM, have
both been tested and confirmed in real world situations, enabling
users to have a pleasant language barrier-free journey.
Company: Ganzin Technology Inc.
Booth: TWTC Hall 1, A1219
GANZIN, an award winning Taiwan startup, stirred up the AR/VR scene
with an introduction of a breakthrough eye-tracking module – Aurora
– that promises to dramatically expand on how eye-tracking can play
a beneficial role in our lives.
Ganzin has ingeniously re-designed the necessary algorithms for a
highly precise eye-tracking module, and dramatically re-architected
its form factor and power requirements.
Ganzin Aurora eye tracking module features seamless integration,
simple mechanical design, all-day battery life, and unbound usage
scenarios. GANZIN is positioning itself as a key solution provider
to help customers to elevate eye tracking user experiences to the
next level.
Company: Gosuncnwelink Technology Co., Ltd.
Booth: K1223a
GosuncnWelink Technology is dedicated to the development, production
and marketing of cellular M2M Modules, connected car solutions and
intelligent broadband products.
GosuncnWelink’s high-performance M2M modules deliver wireless
connectivity with a variety of air interfaces, covered GSM/GPRS,
By combining the abundant experience in telecommunication and
automotive electronics, GosuncnWelink can provide “device solution”
or “device + platform total solution” according to the situation of
the customer’s platform construction in different countries.
GosuncnWelink’s connected car solutions deliver reliable products
and services to our partners including AT&T, T-Mobile, Telia Sonera,
Company: HABOOK Information Technology Inc.
Booth: S0817
HABOOK Group, founded in 1999, has established more than 50,000
Smarter Classrooms in over 3,000 schools around the world.
Having thousands of Smarter Classrooms is only the first step as we
aim to spread our successful models around the world, and help
teachers, students, parents, and schools get actual benefits from
the awesome experiences
We have developed IoT, Big Data, and AI in education technology, and
created a new ecosystem of Smarter Education. Our ultimate goal is
to empower teaching and inspire learning.
Company: HKF Technology Co., Ltd.
Booth: TNEC 2 S0423
HKF Technology Co., Ltd. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers
and exporters of monitors since 1996.
HKF develops: 7”~24” TFT-LCD computer screens; 15”~19” monitor TVs;
15”~19” CCTV monitors for the security market; 26”~52” TFT-LCD LVs;
and open frame TFT-LCD modules for various applications in the
banking, gaming, amusement, and advertising industries.
HKF is one of the most well reputed and known brands in the world of
technology. HKF is able to offer you sustainable pricing, quality,
and availability.
Company: ICPDAS
Booth: K0316
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: 3577
ICP DAS, established in 1993, focuses on innovation and improving
industrial automation technology. ICP DAS strives to create advanced
remote I/O controllers, distributed I/O modules, and I/O data
acquisition boards.
To provide a total industrial automation solution, ICP DAS developed
a series of programmable automation controller, motion-control
systems and web-related products.
Company: JAFCO Taiwan Capital
Booth: A0917a
JAFCO Taiwan Capital was established in Taiwan by JAFCO Asia, which
is the subsidiary of JAFCO Co., Ltd., Japan’s largest venture
capital Group (TYO: 8595).
In the past 18 years, JAFCO Taiwan’s operation has invested over 70
companies with 25 successful exits, out of which 20 were
successfully listed.
This is the first time JAFCO Taiwan Capital leads 5 of our
portfolios – Deluxe Technology, Aeolus Robotics, Artilux Inc., ACT
Genomics and Taiwan Advanced Nanotech – to join InnoVEX.
Through the event, we hope to connect with potential buyers and
investors. We look forward to building great business with you!
Company: LAN Accessories Co., Ltd.
Booth: Q1217
LAN Accessories Co., Ltd, established in 2001, specializes in USB
extenders, USB repeaters & USB extenders via Cat5/5e/6 and a wide
range of computer cable assemblies.
Our products are fully compliant with RoHS, CE and FCC regulations
which can help extend business opportunities into USA, Europe, Asia
and other countries throughout the world.
Excellent quality, stylish design, on time delivery, competitive
pricing and value-added services are the main factors for our
success in the worldwide market.
As a major supplier in the computer peripherals and cable industry
since 2001, LAN Accessories has earned a fine reputation for its
quality and reliability. We always honor our commitments and take
due responsibility for our products.
Company: Leadtek Research Inc.
Booth: S0813
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: TSE:2465
Established since 1986, Leadtek Research Inc. provides customers
with the best quality services.
Leadtek has developed into a multifaceted solution provider with
main product ranges covering the zero client and thin client for
desktop virtualization, graphic cards for both computer games and
workstations, AI solutions, GPS, cloud computing workstations, and
others, aiming to serve the global market with innovative
technologies and excellent products.
Company: Maxpac Electronics Co., Limited
Booth: N0530
Maxpac is a professional manufacturer of LCD/LED Monitors, AIO and
PIO, SKD/CKD parts, and open frames. It is a high-tech private
enterprise with its own research, production and marketing services.
In 2009, we began research and production in Dongguan City at
Jinxiongda Technology Park, which covers an area of more than 8,000
square meters. We have three production lines of PCB boards, one
automatic production line of ABU LCD monitors, and full sets of
testing and lab machines for quality control. The yearly production
capacity is 300K units.
Based on our research ability, full technical support,
high-efficiency management system, and ISO certified production
management system, our quality is recognized by clients the world
Maxpac is our legal registered trademark. We welcome all OEM and ODM
Company: Prosperity Creativity Inc.
Booth: L0018
Prosperity Creativity Inc., established in 2011 with capital of NTD
10,000,000 and located in the World Trade Center of Taiwan, is a
company that professionally integrates a virtual studio with an
automatic tracking lecture recording system and holographic light
board to supplement the teaching experience.
We enable such smart campus features as MOOCs (Massive Open Online
Courses), remote learning, classroom lecture recording, and
multimedia immersion classrooms with environmental controls built in.
Our products include 3D 4K virtual studio work stations, portable
green/blue chroma key boards, LED lights, large holographic light
boards, multi-point TV screens, on-air broadcast systems,
encoder/decoders, media storage systems, and customized video
website platform design.
Company: SECO
Booth: Hall 1 – K1015a
SECO Group excels in the electronic embedded field, offering
cutting-edge solutions for a variety of applications, through
standard modules (Qseven®, COM ExpressTM, SMARC, ETX®), SBCs systems
and full-custom solutions.
With 40+ years of experience and more than 300 employees, SECO is
constantly growing and operates globally with offices in Italy,
Germany, USA, India and Taiwan. SECO manages the entire production
cycle in-house, from the development and design stage to
manufacturing and mass distribution.
Creativity, innovation and collaborations with the most important
technological partners are the foundation of SECO’s ability to meet
the ever-changing challenges of the embedded market.
Company: Silicon Line GmbH
Booth: Hall 1 L0901a
Silicon Line GmbH (, headquartered in Munich,
the global leader in developing and providing innovative optical
link technology, will be showcasing and demonstrating (in Hall 1
#L0901a) its newest technology supporting HDMI, DisplayPort, USB and
VirtualLink standards at Computex.
It will feature the first demonstration in Asia of active optical
cables with embedded technology supporting all features of the
recently released HDMI 2.1 specification.
Company: Smith
Booth: J0403a
Founded in 1984, Smith sources, manages, and distributes the
electronic components that go into everything from mobile phones and
computers to appliances and directional drilling systems.
Smith is always moving: helping manufacturers navigate market
shifts; customizing supply chain solutions; testing components using
cutting-edge technology.
Offering unrivaled customer support, Smith is the leading
independent distributor of electronic components and ranks 9th among
all global distributors.
Company: Supermicro
Booth: Hall 1 N0206
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: SMCI (OTC)
Supermicro is the leading innovator in high-performance,
high-efficiency server technology.

We are a premier provider of advanced Server Building Block
Solutions® with the broadest and deepest portfolio of server and
storage solutions for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT,
Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide.

Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through our
“We Keep IT Green®” initiative. Our Resource-Saving Architecture
reduces TCO and environmental impact through design innovation and
efficiency to provide customers with the most energy-efficient,
earth-friendly solutions available on the market.
Company: Synergies Intelligent Systems, Inc.
Booth: S0734
Founded in 2016 in Boston, Synergies Intelligent Systems, Inc.
devotes to developing an AI-powered augmented decision-making system.
Through data insight, behavior forecasting, and process automation,
Synergies assists enterprises to accelerate business decision-making
process 10 times faster.
Currently, Synergies’ services have been wildly recognized and
adopted, and Synergies has achieved strategic cooperation with many
leading enterprises, including Foxconn Industrial Internet, SF
Express, and Stark Technology, Inc. Synergies has been delivering
excellent performances in different fields such as manufacturing,
finance, and retail.
Company: TASHI Smartech Co., Ltd.
Booth: S1220
TASHI spirit is serving Home, Medical Institutes, School, and Office
with intelligent smart solutions including Access Control, Elderly
Care, Nursing Care, Home Automation, Intercom and Security. The goal
of TASHI not only provides all customers considerate applications
and management platforms, but also provides the integrated service
of state-of-the-art technology through innovative design building
with advanced AI as well as Cloud solutions.
Company: TVO PTE. LTD. (Tecware)
Booth: L0802
For the first time, Tecware, a PC Case and Peripheral brand, will be
exhibiting at COMPUTEX 2019.
Visit their booth and get a hands-on experience as they introduce
the brand and its latest products to the public.
Tecware sets itself apart with a commitment to high quality
standards and meaningful designs while balancing the
price-performance ratio of its products, so consumers understand
what they’re paying for and the value they are getting.
Where: Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, Hall 1, 4F, Booth No. L0802
When: May 28 – June 1, 2019
Company: Unitek International Group Ltd
Booth: Q0104
UNITEK is a professional computer and mobile accessories brand
established in Hong Kong since 2006.
Being one of the top consumer electronic and accessories brands in
Asia, UNITEK is expanding globally and has established sales
channels in more than 30 countries around the world. UNITEK aims to
build new tech products to cover the many dimensions of human
experience, and strives to make the world more friendly each day.
Company: Wentai Technology Corporation
Booth: I1307
As one of the leading manufacturers of power supplies and LED
lighting, Wentai Technology will debut the Aidan series Titanium PC
Power at 2019 Computex, and announce its entry into the gaming and
cryptocurrency mining markets.
Wentai has developed cutting-edge patented technology, using MCU
microcontrollers as the Aidan series of titanium power adjustment
and control platform, implementing true AI digital power control to
achieve the highest power efficiency among all 80 PLUS Titanium
certified products.
Wentai is committed to providing products and services that are
energy efficient, highly reliable and customized, and looks forward
to working together with more brand manufacturers.
Company: WiBASE Industrial Solutions
Booth: Nang Gang Hall1 K1116
WiBASE is a piloting solution provider in AIoT applications
headquartered in Taiwan.
As a pioneering startup in AIoT, we’ve delivered many successful
projects to major IIoT adopters of competitive and demanding
industries such as retail, law enforcement, utilities and logistics.
WiBASE is a strategic subsidiary of Wistron, a TSP (Technical
Service Provider) ranked within the Fortune 500. WiBASE enjoys the
advantages of manufacturing support from Wistron while playing the
role of developing IIoT business for the Wistron group.

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Vivaldi Opportunities Fund (NYSE: VAM) Declares Monthly Distribution of $0.11925 Per Share

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vivaldi Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”), which is traded on the New York
Stock Exchange under the symbol “VAM,” announced the declaration of a
monthly distribution of $0.11925 per common share.

The following dates apply to today’s declared dividend:

Ex-Dividend Date       Record Date       Payable Date
June 5, 2019       June 6, 2019       June 14, 2019

Vivaldi Asset Management, LLC is the Investment Manager to the Fund.
Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC and RiverNorth Capital Management, LLC
each serve as a Sub-Advisor to the Fund.

About Vivaldi Asset Management, LLC

Vivaldi Asset Management, LLC is an SEC-registered investment adviser
which, together with its affiliates, has approximately $2.5 billion of
assets under management. Founded in 2013, Vivaldi specializes in
structuring and managing both single and multi-strategy registered
public funds. Vivaldi prides itself on its ability to combine rigorous
research and risk management processes with disciplined portfolio
construction and management. Vivaldi is headquartered in Chicago,
Illinois. For more information about Vivaldi and their other registered
fund solutions, please visit


This press release is not being published for tax reporting purposes
but is being provided to announce the amount of the Fund’s distributions.

In early 2019, after definitive information is available, the Fund
will send shareholders a Form 1099-DIV specifying how the distributions
paid by the Fund during the prior calendar year should be characterized
for purposes of reporting the distributions on a shareholder’s tax
A portion of the distribution may be treated as paid from
sources other than net income, including but not limited to short-term
capital gain, long-term capital gain, and return of capital.
final determination of the source of all distributions, including the
percentage of qualified dividend income, is made after year-end.

The Fund is a closed-end fund and does not continuously issue shares
for sale as open-end mutual funds do. Investors wishing to buy or sell
shares need to place orders through an intermediary or broker.
share price of a closed-end fund is based on the market’s value for the
Fund’s share.

An investment in the Fund is not appropriate for all investors and is
not intended to be a complete investment program.
The Fund is
designed as a long-term investment and not as a trading vehicle.
in the Fund involves risks, including the risk that you may receive
little or no return on your investment or that you may lose part or even
all of your investment.
The Fund’s net asset value will vary, its
distribution rate may vary, and both may be affected by numerous
factors, including changes in the market spread over a specified
benchmark, market interest rates, and performance of the broader equity
Fluctuations in net asset value may be magnified as a
result of the Fund’s use of leverage.
Therefore, before investing
you should carefully consider the risks that you assume when you invest
in the Fund’s common shares.

The Fund’s investment objective and policies are not designed to seek
to return the initial investment to investors that purchase shares.
performance is no guarantee of future results.
An investor
should consider the Fund’s investment objectives, risks, charges, and
expenses carefully before investing.
To obtain an annual report,
semi-annual report or prospectus which contains this and other
information, visit
or call 866-668-6567.
Please read them carefully before investing.

NOT FDIC INSURED | May Lose Value | No Bank Guarantee


Monica Mehta, Director

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC

Fund Services, LLC

Join DearMob Memorial Day Weekend Giveaway & Discount Sales to Heat up the Summer 2019

CHENGDU, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#dearmobgiveawaylt;/agt;–DearMob, during this Memorial Day weekend, continues to offer a
big sale and giveaway
on its professional iOS data Management
software – DearMob
iPhone Manager
, to help short-trip travel buffs & iPhone shutterbugs
get digitally prepared for the 3-day gateway outdoor activities with
their iOS devices.

By participating in the campaign, any iPhone/iPad/iPod touch holders can
fully enjoy DearMob’s featured service of one-click and selective data
backup, while in the meantime obtain the convenience of two-way
differential transfer without syncing. No matter purchased movies, songs
or local photos, contacts, e-books, podcasts, apps… all covered in the
management service for free!

Enter DearMob Memorial Day Sales & Giveaway now at:

Memorial Day weekend resembles the real coming of the summer 2019. To
ensure users truly bask in the passionate summer activities in the open,
DearMob also presents useful Memorial Day outdoor mobile tips paired
with this promo campaign for all iOS device users ahead of time:

Tip 1: Taking a full backup of your devices in case of getting lost,
drawn, or broken;

People cannot forecast accidents under the sun, but they can do some
precautions and lessen the possible tragic impacts. Always giving iOS
devices a full backup with DearMob iPhone Manager before taking them out
for swimming, hiking, motorcycling, can efficiently prevent data loss
due to any misfortunes that might happen to the handhold devices. Or, at
least do
a selective backup of the most important data
like photos and
contacts when a full backup might waste too much time.

Tip 2: Clearing up iPhone storages in advance for more photo-takings
and video recordings;

What frustrates a well-posed friend the most in the middle of a photo
taking? The iPhone/iPad
storage almost full
alert. To avoid that embarrassing moment,
DearMob iPhone Manager kindly notifies iPhone photographers to give
their device a weight loss exercise. Taking good care of storage space
for apps, photos, songs, videos etc using this professional iPhone
storage manager will only bring seamless joy to the already hyped
group-fie atmosphere.

Tip 3: Remember to bring along TV shows, animated movies, e-books,
music for not just grownups but kids.

Taking babies out together? And they cry for Peggie Pig on the road or
during meals when there’s no access to internet? Parents should get
prepared for kid’s visual entertainment too, and DearMob iPhone Manager
can do hell lots of assistance. Shipped with a powerful conversion
engine, it efficiently converts
and transfers any MP4 movies
and videos in iOS-incompatible
formats/codecs, including DVDs to iPhone/iPad without hassle.

DearMob iPhone Manager aims to bring openness and flexibility to iOS
data management against aged limitations of iTunes account, Apple ID,
app sandbox etc. By endowing users with the maximum freedom of iOS data
manipulation, DearMob has groundbreakingly realized not only one-click
full & selective iPhone data backup/restore utility, but two-way data
transfer feature between multiple devices to one PC and one device to
multiple PCs.

DearMob Memorial Day Sales & Giveaway Campaign

Join DearMob iPhone Manager promotional campaign to get the biggest
discount and life-time free version:

About DearMob Inc.

DearMob is a dedicated and professional software provider with forefront
developing outlook. It strives to create cross-platform software for
Windows, Mac, iOS and Android to offers users one-stop mobile and
desktop solutions. The star products of DearMob at present include
DearMob iPhone Manager and 5KPlayer. In 2019, this brand is ready to
enable more dynamic growth with new compact and competitive products.

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SIGGRAPH 2019 to Debut Research Advances From 31 Countries

Technical, Art Papers Programs to Present a Combined 157 Projects

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”” target=”_blank”gt;#ACMSIGGRAPHlt;/agt;–Known for pushing the boundaries of computer science, SIGGRAPH
announces its Technical
and Art
research programming. SIGGRAPH 2019 will run 28 July–1 August
in downtown Los Angeles. Known in its 46-year history to deliver
cutting-edge, global research, this year’s innovations are sure inspire
the computer science community.

“Each year, the Technical Papers program sets the pace for what’s next
in visual computing and the adjacent subfields of computer science. I am
excited to be part of presenting the amazing work of researchers who
drive the industry and look forward to how this work ignites memorable
discussions,” said SIGGRAPH 2019 Technical Papers Chair Olga
Sorkine-Hornung. “This is the kind of content you’ll reflect on, and
refer to, throughout the year to come.”

Along with new research from various academic labs, Facebook Reality
Labs, NVIDIA, and Disney Research, highlights from the 2019 Technical
Papers program include:

Semantic Photo Manipulation With a Generative Image Prior
David Bau, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and MIT-IBM Watson AI
Lab; Hendrik Strobelt, IBM Research and MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab; William
Peebles, Jonas Wulff, Jun-Yan Zhu, and Antonio Torralba, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology; and, Bolei Zhou, The Chinese University of Hong

We use GANs to make semantic edits on a user’s image. Our
method maintains fidelity to the original image while allowing the user
to manipulate the semantics of the image.

MeshCNN: A Network With an Edge
Authors: Rana Hanocka,
Amir Hertz, Noa Fish, Raja Giryes, and Daniel Cohen-Or, Tel Aviv
University; and, Shachar Fleishman, Amazon

MeshCNN is a deep
neural network for triangular meshes, which applies convolution and
pooling layers directly on the mesh edges. MeshCNN learns to exploit the
irregular and unique mesh properties.

Text-Based Editing of Talking-Head Video
Authors: Ohad
Fried, Michael Zollhöfer, and Maneesh Agrawala, a Stanford University;
Ayush Tewari and Christian Theobalt, Max Planck Institute for
Informatics; Adam Finkelstein and Kyle Genova, Princeton University; Eli
Shechtman and Zeyu Jin, Adobe; and, Dan B. Goldman, Google

editing of talking-head video supports adding, removing, and modifying
words in the transcript, and automatically produces video with lip
synchronization that matches the modified script.

SurfaceBrush: From Virtual Reality Drawings to Manifold Surfaces
Enrique Rosales, University of British Columbia and Universidad
Panamericana; Jafet Rodriguez, Universidad Panamericana; and, Alla
Sheffer, University of British Columbia

VR tools enable users
to depict 3D shapes using virtual brush strokes. SurfaceBrush converts
such VR drawings into user-intended manifold 3D surfaces, providing a
novel approach for modeling 3D shapes.

Puppet Master: Robotic Animation of Marionettes
Simon Zimmermann, James Bern, and Stelian Coros, ETH Zurich; and, Roi
Poranne, ETH Zurich and University of Haifa

We present a
computational framework for robotic animation of real-world string
puppets, based on a predictive control model that accounts for the
puppet dynamics the kinematics of the robot puppeteer.

For even more highlights, check out the Technical Papers Preview on

In addition, the Art Papers program offers a platform to explore and
interrogate research that focuses, specifically, on scientific and
technological applications in art, design, and humanities. Highlights
for 2019 include:

CAVE: Making Collective Virtual Narrative
Authors: Kris
Layng, Ken Perlin, and Sebastian Herscher, New York University / Courant
and Parallux; Corrine Brenner, New York University; and, Thomas Meduri,
New York University/ Courant and VRNOVO

CAVE is a shared
narrative virtual reality experience. Thirty participants at a time each
saw and heard the same narrative from their own unique location in the
room, as they would when attending live theater. CAVE set out to
disruptively change how audiences collectively experience immersive art
and entertainment.

Learning to See: You Are What You See
Authors: Memo
Akten and Rebecca Fiebrink, Goldsmiths, University of London; and, Mick
Grierson, University of the Arts, London

“Learning to See”
utilizes a novel method in “performing” visual, animated content — with
an almost photographic visual style — using deep learning. It
demonstrates both the collaborative potential of AI, as well as the
inherent biases reflected and amplified in artificial neural networks,
and perhaps even our own neural networks.

To discover more highlights, check out the Art Papers Preview on

Technical Papers programming is open to participants at the Full
Conference Platinum and Full Conference registration levels only. Art
Papers programming is open to the Experiences level and above. Learn
more about SIGGRAPH 2019 and register here:


the Association for Computing Machinery, is the world’s largest
educational and scientific computing society, uniting educators,
researchers, and professionals to inspire dialogue, share resources, and
address the field’s challenges. ACM
 is a special interest group within ACM that serves as an
interdisciplinary community where researchers, artists, and
technologists collide to progress applications in computer graphics and
interactive techniques. The SIGGRAPH conference is the world’s leading
annual interdisciplinary educational experience for inspiring
transformative advancements across the disciplines of computer graphics
and interactive techniques. SIGGRAPH
, the 46th annual conference hosted by ACM SIGGRAPH, will take
place from 28 July–1 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center.


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iGo Reports First Quarter Financial Results

Results include contributions from Kasco acquisition, completed
December 31, 2018

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iGo, Inc. (OTC PINK: IGOI) today announced operating results for the
first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

On December 31, 2018, iGo completed the acquisition of Kasco, LLC in a
share contribution transaction under which Kasco became a wholly owned
subsidiary of iGo.

Revenue for iGo for the first quarter of 2019 was $15,623,000,
reflecting the Kasco acquisition. iGo had no revenue in the same period
of the prior year. Net income, also reflecting contributions from Kasco,
was $58,000, or $0.01 per share, for the first quarter of 2019, compared
with a net loss of $267,000, or $0.09 per share, in the same quarter of
the prior year.

Kasco transaction

As part of the Kasco transaction, Steel Partners Holdings L.P.
contributed all of its issued and outstanding ownership interests in
Kasco to iGo in exchange for 5,000,000 shares of iGo common stock, at a
value of $3.20 per share, and iGo assumed $15 million of Kasco
indebtedness, with access to a total of $18.5 million in borrowing
capacity as part of a revolving credit sub-facility under Steel
Partners’ existing credit line. The preliminary purchase price
allocation for the Kasco acquisition is subject to finalization of
valuations of acquired assets and liabilities.

Prior to the transaction, Steel Partners owned 100 percent of Kasco and
45.8 percent of all outstanding iGo stock. Steel Partners currently owns
80.2 percent of iGo’s common stock.

About iGo

iGo, Inc. has been a provider of mobile accessories since 1995, offering
power management solutions and accessories for laptop computers and
electronic mobile devices, and has been evaluating alternative
strategies for uses of its capital and the iGo brand. iGo’s recently
acquired Kasco subsidiary provides metallic blade products for the meat
cutting, food cutting and wood cutting industries to the global market.
Its route distribution unit provides the U.S. and Canada retail grocery
and retail food industries with quality butcher supplies, resupply
products and seasonings. Headquartered in St. Louis and founded in 1901,
Kasco has manufacturing and warehouse operations in St. Louis, Canada,
Mexico, Wales and Germany.

Forward-looking statements

Certain information in this press release may constitute forward-looking
statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those stated. Such forward-looking
statements do not guaranty future performance and are subject to various
factors that could cause actual results to differ materially. Undue
reliance should not be placed on such forward-looking statements. iGo
undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements, or any facts, events or circumstances after
the date hereof that may bear upon forward-looking statements.
Additionally, iGo does not undertake any responsibility to provide
updates on the occurrence of unanticipated events which may cause actual
results to differ from those expressed or implied by these
forward-looking statements.

iGo, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands, except common stock)

March 31, 2019 December 31, 2018
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,653 $ 1,885
Accounts receivable, net 9,557 9,005
Inventories 5,365 5,552
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 976   832  
Total current assets 17,551 17,274
Property, plant and equipment, net 10,523 10,368
Operating lease right-of-use assets 1,918
Intangible assets, net 1,189 1,227
Deferred tax assets, net 1,899   1,929  
Total Assets $ 33,080   $ 30,798  
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 3,826 $ 2,979
Short-term debt 578 441
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 5,618   3,591  
Total current liabilities 10,022 7,011
Long-term debt 7,900 10,000
Long-term operating lease liabilities 1,120
Deferred tax liabilities 197 197
Other non-current liabilities 1,929   1,929  
Total Liabilities 21,168 19,137
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, $0.01 par value: authorized 10,000,000 shares;
7,877,278 shares issued and outstanding
79 79
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 98 (95 )
Additional paid-in capital 181,817 181,817
Accumulated deficit (170,082 ) (170,140 )
Total Stockholders’ Equity 11,912   11,661  
Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity $ 33,080   $ 30,798  
iGo, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except common shares and per common share data)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
2019   2018
Revenue $ 15,623   $  
Costs and expenses
Cost of goods sold (7,934 )
Selling, general and administrative expenses (7,535 ) (273 )
Interest expense (121 )
Gain from asset dispositions 77
Other (expense) income, net (22 ) 6  
Total costs and expenses (15,535 ) (267 )
Income (loss) before income taxes 88 (267 )
Income tax provision 30    
Net income (loss) $ 58   $ (267 )
Net income (loss) per common share – basic and diluted $ 0.01   $ (0.09 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding – basic and diluted




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NeoPhotonics Announces Inducement Grants under NYSE Rule 303A.08

SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and
manufacturer of optoelectronic solutions for the highest speed
communications networks in telecom and datacenter applications, today
announced that the Compensation Committee of NeoPhotonics Board of
Directors granted inducement awards to Mr. Hui Xu, in connection with
his employment as Vice President of Research & Development.

On May 23, 2019, NeoPhotonics Compensation Committee granted Mr. Xu a
restricted stock unit award as an inducement award under the 2011
Inducement Award Plan to purchase 60,000 shares of common stock. The RSU
award will be subject to a six year vesting schedule, determined by the
Board of Directors as follows: 10,000 of the Restricted Stock shall vest
on each year anniversary of the Vesting Commencement Date, subject to
the employee’s continued service. The Compensation Committee and the
Board of Directors granted each award as a material inducement to Mr.
Xu’s respective employment in accordance with NYSE Rule 303A.08.

The NeoPhotonics Board of Directors approved the 2011 Inducement Award
Plan based on the employment inducement exemption provided under
the NYSE listing standards. As a result, the 2011 Inducement Award Plan
did not require shareholder approval, and this press release is being
issued pursuant to applicable NYSE guidance.

About NeoPhotonics

NeoPhotonics is a leading designer and manufacturer of optoelectronic
solutions for the highest speed communications networks in telecom and
datacenter applications. The Company’s products enable cost-effective,
high-speed data transmission and efficient allocation of bandwidth over
communications networks. NeoPhotonics maintains headquarters in San
Jose, California and ISO 9001:2000 certified engineering and
manufacturing facilities in Silicon Valley (USA), Japan and China. For
additional information visit

©2019 NeoPhotonics Corporation. All rights reserved.
NeoPhotonics and the red dot logo are trademarks of NeoPhotonics
Corporation. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.


NeoPhotonics Corporation
Beth Eby, Chief Financial Officer

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Erica Mannion, Investor Relations

Optimisez votre activité en Corée du Sud grâce au K-Startup Grand Challenge 2019

SÉOUL, Corée du Sud–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Les entrepreneurs du monde entier doivent absolument participer au
K-Startup Grand Challenge 2019 (Grand défi des K-Startups 2019).

Sous l’égide aussi bien du ministère des PME et startups, que de
l’Agence nationale de promotion de l’industrie informatique (National IT
Industry Promotion Agency, NIPA) de Corée du Sud, cette initiative
fournit aux startups en phase de démarrage un précieux soutien et des
ressources complètes.

Actuellement en cours de traitement, les demandes de participation au K-Startup
Grand Challenge
seront reçues jusqu’au 14 juin 2019. Pour progresser
dans le programme, les équipes doivent réussir une audition régionale.

Un jury composé d’experts en écosystèmes des startups et d’accélérateurs
coréens sélectionnera les 40 équipes qui participeront en Corée à un
enrichissant programme d’optimisation, d’une durée de 3 mois et demi.

Les équipes sélectionnées auront un accès exclusif à des bureaux
gratuits au Startup Campus, de Pangyo Techno Valley, à un mentorat
individuel, à des séances d’information, à un coaching sur la culture
des entreprises coréenne et asiatique. Elles auront aussi la possibilité
d’assister à des séminaires éclairants sur la réglementation comptable
en matière de droit fiscal, de brevets et plus encore. Également au
programme : des opportunités de réseautage avec des dirigeants de
grandes entreprises coréennes, spécialisées notamment dans les
smartphones et les semi-conducteurs, et souhaitant collaborer avec des
startups. Les ressortissants étrangers ayant besoin d’une aide pour
obtenir un visa approprié seront assistés par le Startup Immigration
Support System, du NIPA, qui revendique fièrement son appellation de
« Centre mondial pour les startups et l’immigration ».

Les 40 meilleures équipes du K-Startup Grand Challenge recevront un
total de 10 840 USD pour couvrir leurs dépenses courantes durant les
3 mois et demi. En outre, les 20 meilleures startups seront éligibles
pour une subvention supplémentaire d’un montant total de 10 840 USD
chacune, en vue de leur implantation en Corée. Cette éligibilité
dépendra des résultats de leur journée de démonstration, début décembre,
et de l’évaluation de l’implantation. Il sera intéressant de découvrir
les idées brillantes de chaque équipe, dans les domaines suivants : IA,
Blockchain, IdO, Big Data, FinTech, 5G, Biotech et d’autres secteurs.

Depuis sa création, le K-Startup Grand Challenge s’est révélé être un
succès exceptionnel, favorisant la croissance des startups
internationales. L’année dernière, 1 771 startups de 108 pays ont
concouru pour obtenir une place convoitée dans le programme.

Le programme a été publié dans le magazine TechCrunch.

Si vous êtes prêt à faire passer votre entreprise au niveau supérieur, et
souhaitez participer au K-Startup Grand Challenge 2019, consultez le
site officiel (
et la page Facebook (,
ou regardez la vidéo de présentation (

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K-Startup Grand Challenge 2019

Resumen: Acelere su negocio en Corea del Sur con el K-Startup Grand Challenge 2019

SEÚL, Corea del Sur–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Empresarios de todo el mundo deberían poner su punto de mira en la
participación en el K-Startup Grand Challenge 2019.

Financiada por el Ministerio de pymes y startups y la Agencia nacional
de promoción de la industria TI (NIPA) de Corea del Sur, la iniciativa
proporciona un apoyo inestimable y recursos integrales a las startups de
fase inicial.

Las solicitudes para el K-Startup
Grand Challenge
 se pueden presentar hasta el 14 de junio de 2019.
Con el fin de avanzar en el programa, los equipos deberán pasar una
audición regional.

Un jurado de expertos en ecosistemas de startups y aceleradores coreanos
seleccionará a 40 equipos para participar en un enriquecedor programa de
aceleración de 3,5 meses en Corea.

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Visa Chief Financial Officer Vasant Prabhu Appointed Company Vice Chairman

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Visa Inc. announced today that Vasant Prabhu, Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee, will take
on the added title of Vice Chairman for the global payments technology

As part of his expanded role, Prabhu will take an active role in
representing Visa at payments industry forums and serving as a valuable
voice with key constituents on business issues of strategic importance
to Visa and its clients. Additionally, he will provide strategic counsel
on major initiatives and geographies important to Visa’s future growth.

“I have extraordinary respect for Vasant,” said Al Kelly, Visa CEO. “He
is a strong strategist with a deep knowledge of our business, and is
very well regarded in the industry. This expanded role will enable us to
leverage his expertise in new and meaningful ways.”

Prior to joining Visa, Prabhu worked at NBCUniversal Media, LLC, as
Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the company’s finance function as
well as the operations and technical services division. Prior to joining
NBCUniversal in 2014, Prabhu served as the chief financial officer for
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. since 2004.

In 2010, Prabhu was named Vice Chairman of Starwood. At Starwood, he was
responsible for all financial functions, information technology and a
range of corporate functions. He also served as Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer for Safeway Inc., and held senior leadership
roles at The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., PepsiCo, Inc. and Booz, Allen
& Hamilton. Prabhu holds a B.S. in Engineering from the Indian Institute
of Technology and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

About Visa Inc.

Visa Inc. (NYSE: V) is the world’s leader in digital payments. Our
mission is to connect the world through the most innovative, reliable
and secure payment network – enabling individuals, businesses and
economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet,
provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable
of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The
company’s relentless focus on innovation is a catalyst for the rapid
growth of digital commerce on any device for everyone, everywhere. As
the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand,
products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.
For more information, visit About
and @VisaNews.


Visa Inc.
Media Relations
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