Huawei “Innovation in China” CE12800 Passes TUV Rheinland Green Product Certification

HONG KONG, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Internationally renowned independent supplier inspection, testing and certification body, TUV Rheinland Group (TUV Rheinland), recently announced that Huawei’s CE12800 agile switches successfully received TUV Rheinland green product certification. This certification assures that the green performance, including the low power consumption, of Huawei’s CE12800 agile switch series is ahead of the rest of the industry, helping enterprises and operators in building green, energy-saving datacentre networks.

As a world-leading ICT solution provider, Huawei is constantly introducing innovations to satisfy customer needs. CE12808S and CE12804S are new members of its CE12800 agile switch product series, which upholds one core concept: universality for both modules and components. Huawei has also developed a number of innovative energy-saving technologies, including the most efficient power module ever, with real-time power monitoring to adjust energy consumption concurrently based on equipment load. With its solid engineering capability, Huawei has reduced panel air vent intervals to 0.6 mm to increase the air inlet for ventilation by 35%, thus significantly improving equipment cooling performance. The patented front and rear vent design for absolute heat and cool air separation realises customer demand for a high-standard datacentre thermal solution.

Huawei has always pursued excellence in its search for technological innovation and overall manufacturing capability, allowing it to build network products and solutions that meet customer demand with continually improving green, energy-saving technology. To verify the energy-saving characteristics of the CE12800 series, Huawei submitted it to the challenge of TUV Rheinland’s uncompromising tests. During CeBIT, held in Germany, and over the Chinese New Year, Huawei released two new members of the TUV Rheinland green-certified CE12800 series, declaring to the world the importance of “Innovation in China” in the ICT industry.

CONTACT: Simon Hung, Tel: +852-2192-1948, Email: Simon.Hung@tuv.com

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Suntech’s Modules Receive Additional Quality Ranking from the VDE Institute

Suntech’s modules receive the certificate of the enhanced hail test

WUXI, China, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Suntech announced that its modules received the VDE certification of the enhanced hail test, demonstrating the high quality and durability of Suntech’s modules in extreme weather conditions, testing higher than other modules in the industry. In 2014, Suntech’s modules received the VDE Quality-Tested certification, placing them as one of three brands globally to receive this quality ranking.

The cells of PV modules will have micro-cracks if used in areas that experience frequent hail storms, which is detrimental to module performance and long-term reliability,” said Xiong Haibo, CEO of Suntech. “The ranking highlights that our modules exceed market requirements and demonstrates that Suntech follows the market demand. The certification also indicates that Suntech modules can maintain excellent performance, high-quality and safety standards even in extreme weather conditions. We hope to use this recent certification to lay the foundation for Suntech’s entry into markets that face unfavorable weather conditions yet are eager to adopt solar solutions.”

Established in 1920, the VDE Institute is one of the world’s leading testing and certification institutions. It is well-known globally as an international accredited institution for testing various electro technical equipment and appliances. The VDE’s standards exceed existing industry quality requirements.

“At present, most manufacturers have passed the hail test based on the standard IEC61215, which uses hail of 25mm in diameter to hit the surface of modules, producing about 1.99J of energy during the test. Yet, the VDE test uses hail of 40mm in diameter, the 4th level of hail test in accordance with Swiss standards, which uses hail at a speed of 27.5m/s to hit the modules, producing energy no less than 11.1J, which simulates extreme environmental conditions,” said Dr. Han Qiang, VDE’s General Manager in Shanghai. “The results revealed that Suntech’s modules have nearly no power loss and completely meet the enhanced standard requirements, indicating that they have an excellent ability to withstand hail impact performance even in extreme weather circumstances.”   

For more information on Suntech’s products, please visit: http://www.suntech-power.com/menu/suntech-products.html

About Suntech Power Co., Ltd.

Suntech Power Co., Ltd., a company incorporated in the PRC in January 2001, produces industry-leading solar products for residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. Suntech has delivered more than 30 million photovoltaic panels or 8 GWs of installed capacity to more than 1 thousand customers in more than 80 countries. Suntech’s pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech’s mission is to provide reliable access to nature’s cleanest and most abundant energy source. The company currently has a designed production capacity of 1.6GW for solar cells and two production lines with an aggregate annual designed production capacity of 2.4GW for solar modules.

About VDE 

Based in Germany, VDE is the Association for Electric, Electronic & Information Technologies and is one of the largest technical and scientific associations in Europe with more than 34,000 members. The VDE Institute is a nationally and internationally accredited institution, which tests various electrotechnical equipment, appliances, components and systems to protect the consumer and the general public against unsafe products and to support manufacturers and retailers in improving standards in the market with safe and high quality products.

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RS Components Scoops Trio of Awards for Tektronix Sales and Service

Three awards for top performance on two continents recognise outstanding customer service and drive to keep growing sales

SYDNEY, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has received three top-performer awards from distribution partner Tektronix, the global test and measurement equipment leader.

The RS team was called to receive the awards during the annual sales meeting at the Tektronix head office in Portland, Oregon, USA. Their first visit to the stage netted one of the Best Performers in Europe awards for recording double-digit sales growth in 2014.

Next, RS won recognition for Service Excellence in Europe, in particular for its calibration services that are highly regarded among customers for ease of access and rapid response.

As the focus moved to other major markets worldwide, RS received its third award as Best Performing Channel Partner in South-East Asia.

“RS is one of our key distributors worldwide, and through these awards we recognise the high levels of service that are delivering tremendous added value for customers,” said Dave Farrell, Regional Vice President for EMEA at Tektronix. “Their commitment and dedication are major factors in the growth we are achieving together.”

“We feel very proud of the results we have achieved with Tektronix, and these awards are the confirmation of a job well done,” said Valerie Ramon, Global Head of Electrical, Test & Measurement, RS Components. “They are also a good indicator of the excellent work both companies are doing in this partnership, and strengthen our position to deliver even greater successes in 2015.”

About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer around 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 44,000 parcels a day. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include semiconductors, interconnect, passives and electromechanical, automation and control, electrical, test and measurement, tools and consumables.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2014 had revenues of GBP1.27bn.

For more information, please visit the website at www.rs-online.com.

RS Components
Tan Soo Chun
Public Relations Manager – Asia Pacific
Email: soochun.tan@rs-components.com
Telephone: +65-6391-5745

Edelman Public Relations (Singapore)
Yvette Yeo
Manager
Email: yvette.yeo@edelman.com
Telephone: +65-6347-2355

Further information is available via these links:
@RSElectronics; @alliedelec; @designsparkRS
RS Components on Linkedin
http://www.linkedin.com/company/rs-components 
RS Components on Weibo
http://e.weibo.com/u/3206377000?type=0

Relevant Links:
Electrocomponents plc
www.electrocomponents.com 
RS Components
www.rs-online.com/
DesignSpark
www.designspark.com

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TICO® Compression Supporters Announce the Launch of the TICO Alliance to Move to 4K/UHD in Live Broadcast Production

— The new TICO® compression technology will ease the challenge of moving 4K/UHD over current SDI infrastructure and IP Networks

LAS VEGAS, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Leading Broadcast equipment manufacturers, OEM providers, broadcasters, electronics brands and technology companies announced today the launch of the TICO Alliance.  TICO is a new lightweight compression technology, which enables 4K/UHD to be transported over legacy SDI infrastructure and modern IP production and contribution networks.  TICO has been developed by intoPIX and work is now ongoing at the SMPTE to publish TICO as Registered Disclosure Document (RDD) for the benefit of the entire broadcast and media industry.

TICO Compression Supporters Announce the Launch of the TICO Alliance to Move to 4K/UHD in Live Production. The growing consortium includes Altera, Artel Video Systems, Embrionix, Image Matters, Imagine Communications, intoPIX, Keisoku Giken, Grass Valley, Macnica, Nevion, Ross Video and Xilinx. TICO is a light disruptive compression developed by intoPIX, allowing 4K/UHD to be transported over existing SDI infrastructure and modern IP networks with few lines of latency and no loss of quality.

TICO Compression Supporters Announce the Launch of the TICO Alliance to Move to 4K/UHD in Live Production. The growing consortium includes Altera, Artel Video Systems, Embrionix, Image Matters, Imagine Communications, intoPIX, Keisoku Giken, Grass Valley, Macnica, Nevion, Ross Video and Xilinx. TICO is a light disruptive compression developed by intoPIX, allowing 4K/UHD to be transported over existing SDI infrastructure and modern IP networks with few lines of latency and no loss of quality.

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The alliance is a coalition of companies united to set the bar for next generation infrastructure by establishing TICO in the new IP-based Live production ecosystem that allows to seamless update and upgrade the existing SDI-based workflows. The group is created to ease 4K/UHD adoption over the current SDI and the new IP-based infrastructures.

The group is formed by leading companies supporting intoPIX’s effort to promote TICO compression for UHD workflows: Altera Corporation, Artel Video Systems, Embrionix, Grass Valley, a Belden Brand, Image Matters, Imagine Communications, Keisoku Giken, Macnica Americas, Nevion, Ross Video, Xilinx and will be extended to all new supporters and adopters.

Benefits of TICO compression for UHD, SDI-based and IP-based Broadcast Production
To support transportation of UHDTV streams across the IP network or the existing 3G-SDI infrastructure, a new smart, fast and light compression is needed. 10 GB Ethernet or 3G-SDI networks are widely deployed and operated cost effectively within the Broadcast landscape.

TICO will help Broadcasters to fully benefit from a seamless, integrated and high-quality Ultra-HD ecosystem from end-to-end. With a visually lossless compression up to 4:1, TICO enables the mapping of a single 4K/UHD 2160p60 stream over a single 3G-SDI link. Over 10Gbps Ethernet, it allows the simultaneous transmission of up to 3 streams of 4K/UHD 2160p60.

TICO provides an extremely low latency (limited to just a few pixel lines), preserves video quality across multiple generations of encoding/decoding, fits into the smallest cost effective FPGA devices and runs also efficiently in software.  This technology is designed to enhance live IP systems by increasing efficiency and reducing cost for both HD and 4K/UHD video.

First step toward standardization and adoption
In December 2014, intoPIX announced the creation of a Registered Disclosure Document (RDD) at SMPTE.  This will ease the integration process of all new adopters and supporters of the TICO compression and shares recommendations to map 4K/UHD TICO streams over 3G-SDI or IP Networked infrastructures. The members of the TICO alliance are closely collaborating with intoPIX on the SMPTE RDD draft document.

TICO Alliance Members say:
Altera:
Umar Mughal, Director Broadcast Business Unit: “As the Broadcast industry moves to Ultra HD with higher resolutions, higher frame rates, and better pixels delivering an overall better quality experience to customers, Broadcasters are faced with the challenge of getting more data through the same or limited transportation connections. Our customers are now able to implement TICO to allow them to quickly upgrade their products without needing to change existing infrastructures and meet the needs of the next generation video needs.  There is also added benefit of visually lossless compression to reduce overall ecosystem costs including the reduction of external memory bandwidth needs.”

Artel Video Systems:  Richard Dellacanonica, President: “The transition to 4K/UHD is inevitable and with it comes significant technical challenges related to transporting it uncompressed.  Standard fiber and IP infrastructures designed to handle such large data requirements cost effectively currently do not exist, thus in most cases mezzanine compression will be required.  TICO, with its low overhead, latency, and virtually losses quality, is the ideal compression format for that application and we are pleased to be involved with the consortium.”

Embrionix: ”In our changing market, a variety of formats will be available and used in production environments. Embrionix is pleased to collaborate in the TICO consortium to allow SFP, SFP+ based products to support TICO in addition to other transport formats without the major investment cost of a new infrastructure. The emSFP with TICO codec will enable seamless path to IP and to UHDTV integration.”

Grass Valley, a Belden Brand – Charles Meyer, CTO Production: “Our Company sees the advantage of TICO for live production environments.  The UHDTV roadmap calls for ever increasing data rates.   TICO allows us to provide our customers infrastructure scalability for the next decade while simultaneously reducing latency to imperceptible levels.”

Image Matters – Jean-Francois Nivart CTO: “TICO has a great future!
With a typical compression ratio up to 4:1, TICO fills the gap between improved video quality expectations and actual data transport links!  It perfectly completes the image compression technology range.  The efficient MPEG standards compress images with ratios higher than 30 to 1 to cast them to the end-viewer.  The high quality JPEG 2000 standard is used in DCP and IMF with compression ratio between 8 and 30 to 1 to protect the viewer experience and preserve image quality for future generations. The TICO offers a new and efficient implementation to carry the highest video data throughput on local production and post-production network.  It keeps the quality through Ethernet and SDI. It enables easy implementation on CPU, GPU and FPGA.  Image Matters will be proud to support the TICO with its IM-X product range enabling OEMs for a fast and easy UHD adoption.”

Imagine Communications Steve Reynolds, CTO “Imagine Communications is focused on enabling 4K/UHD for our customers.  We see both 3G SDI and 10GbE as essential parts of that ecosystem and we are fully supportive of the TICO initiative. Collaboration among industry leaders in establishing universal standards is critical as we address the challenges of moving the industry towards live production of 4K/UHD.”

intoPIX, Gael Rouvroy, CTO: “Broadcast industry faces heavy investments to enable the transport of 4K video in a regular way. Using a TICO light-weight video compression, over 10GbE IP Networks or through 3G-SDI mapping is a smart upgrade path to manage UHDTV 4K, higher frame rates and more streams while assuring visual quality and very low hardware complexity and cost.”

Keisoku Giken:  “TICO is the superior technology which will overturn the common sense of the relation between beautiful images and the bandwidth.”

Macnica AmericasMarc Levy, CTO: “TICO compression is a very exciting product, and the answer to transporting UHD live video over the same network infrastructure as HD or 3G live video with minimal impact on the gate count and latency, and no impact on visual quality. We are actively integrating TICO into our SMPTE 2022 High Bit Rate Video transport solution, and expect TICO to become an integral part of high-bit rate video transport for many years to come.”

Nevion: Johnny Dolvik, Chief Product and Development Officer says:  “The move to UHD for content production and distribution, with higher resolution, higher frame rates, and higher dynamic range, represents another large step change of increased bandwidth and processing requirements. At the same time, the industry is trying to do more with less; putting content on new distribution channels while reducing production cost. This is where TICO lightweight compression will come to the rescue, allowing broadcasters and content producers to take advantage of these new exiting formats in live production, engaging audiences in a new way, while still keeping the data rates for UHD signals below 10G. This is important because it will mean we can take full advantage of the commoditization and cost-savings of 3G-SDI uncompressed video links, 10G Ethernet and IP networking.”

Ross Video Troy English, CTO: “TICO offers a great compromise between quality, bit rate and size to implement.  We are actively evaluating it for potential future applications in live production.  Ross Video likes to get on board and encourage interoperable solutions like TICO.”

Xilinx – Aaron Behman,  Director, Broadcast and Pro A/V Segment:  “Xilinx recognizes that demands for faster line rates to support 4K, 8K, higher frame rates and higher dynamic range means that low-latency, lightweight compression offered by TICO provides our customers, broadcast production equipment vendors, the ability to control costs of implementation without sacrificing video quality. By combining TICO with our high speed transceivers to support uncompressed and compressed paths, we can now offer a scalable, future-proof and low-risk way to get products to market quickly.”

About the TICO Alliance at NAB Show 2015
The show is taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 13 through 16. Several demos using TICO are organized by the Alliance supporters including Altera, Grass Valley, Imagine Communications, intoPIX, Nevion, Macnica Americas and Xilinx, leveraging 4K/UHD over 10GbE IP Networks or 3G-SDI infrastructure.

At NAB 2015, intoPIX is showing the TICO FPGA IP-cores and implementations combining TICO with the SMPTE 2022 IP transport standard with 3G-SDI mapping with partners such as Altera, Macnica Americas and Xilinx.

Based on the TICO compression technology, intoPIX has released first UHD4K 60P TICO codecs running on FPGA and real-time CPU, designed to address the move of the Broadcast industry towards a fully networked IP ecosystem.  More FPGA & Software product releases are scheduled for release after the show, during Q2 & Q3 of 2015.

More information about the Alliance is available on www.tico-alliance.org
More information on intoPIX TICO is available on intoPIX website www.intopix.com/TICO

Contact:
tico.alliance@intopix.com 
www.tico-alliance.org

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Trina Solar Announces Shipment of 9.9 MW Modules for One of the Largest Solar Farms In Panama

CHANGZHOU, China, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Trina Solar Limited (NYSE: TSL) (“Trina Solar” or the “Company”), a global leader in photovoltaic (“PV”) modules, solutions, and services, today announced that it has been selected by Solarcentury, a project developer and EPC, to supply around 33,000 of its PC14 modules for a 9.9MWp solar farm project in Cocle province, central Panama.

Solarcentury will use the high-powered solar PV modules supplied by Trina Solar to construct the solar farm for ECOSolar, a Latin American solar investment company. Working alongside local solar company Hybrytec, Solarcentury will build the 9.9MWp Divisa Solar system. The system will be one of the largest solar farms in Panama connected to the grid and sold on the spot market once completed.

Ideal for large-scale installations, the PC14 module is one of the industry’s most trusted modules due to its high levels of reliability and performance capabilities, even in challenging environmental conditions. Thanks to its high power footprint, installation time and BOS costs are significantly reduced, helping to achieve maximum cost efficiency. The farm will be capable of producing enough clean solar energy to power around 3,000 homes in the area, which will help meet the country’s growing electricity demands and reduce CO2 emissions by more than 4,850 tons each year.

Zhiguo Zhu, COO and President of Module Business Unit at Trina Solar, said: “We are very pleased to be able to partner with Solarcentury in this project, which will yield benefits for the Panamanian people and for the environment. Over the last few years we have expanded our presence in Latin America and this project marks a major milestone for us. Thanks to its good climate, the region is well suited to solar PV generation, and has abundant space. With an increasing demand for electricity in the area, the solar farm will diversify the energy mix and thus drive an efficient and clean supply of energy. We believe Panama and Latin America hold high potential for the solar sector and this project demonstrates Trina Solar’s continued progress as a leading provider of solar PV modules in the region.”

Matthew Boulton, COO at Solarcentury said: “Trina Solar is a new partner for Solarcentury and as a leading global brand, it was an obvious choice as part of establishing Solarcentury in new countries. Trina Solar was able to support the tight timelines required to fulfil the project and provided regular communication and support from its UK team.”

About Trina Solar Limited

Trina Solar Limited (NYSE:TSL) is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services. Founded in 1997 as a PV system integrator, Trina Solar today drives smart energy together with installers, distributors, utilities and developers worldwide. The company’s industry-shaping position is based on innovation excellence, superior product quality, vertically integrated capabilities and environmental stewardship. For more information, please visit www.trinasolar.com.

About Solarcentury

Solarcentury is one of the most respected solar companies in the world. Founded in 1998, we have been around since the early days of the solar industry and have been part of the evolution that has made PV the attractive investment it is today. We have put solar on a greater variety of sites than any other company in the industry, and have won multiple awards for product innovation.

We work directly with our clients to design and install commercial, industrial and utility scale solar. We also supply our products and services to installers and distributors. All of our customers benefit from our experience in terms of engineering quality, superior yields and sheer breadth of deployment.

We are a big believer in helping solar PV change our world for the better and contribute 5% of our net profits every year to the charity we founded, SolarAid, which aims to eradicate kerosene lamps from Africa by 2020.

And our business is global and growing, with offices in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Chile, Panama and Mexico.

About ECOSolar:

ECOSolar is a unique solar company active in Latin America with in depth knowledge and experience of the solar sector and the region. As part of Grupo ECOS, ECOSolar manages Solar Investment Vehicles with the ultimate goal to be invested in and become an independent power producer. It is an investor in a series of solar farms and solar companies in Mexico, Guatemala, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Chile and Brazil; and manages a pipeline of investment projects of various GW throughout the region.

Grupo ECOS was founded by Swiss partners committed with Latin America and its geographical focus is particularly in this region. The group handles a triple bottom line approach, as it is aiming for sustainable development, and also social and environmental responsibility.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this announcement are forward-looking statements, including but not limited to, the Company’s ability to raise additional capital to finance its activities; the effectiveness, profitability and marketability of its products; the future trading of the securities of the Company; the Company’s ability to operate as a public company; the period of time for which the Company’s current liquidity will enable the Company to fund its operations; general economic and business conditions; demand in various markets for solar products; the volatility of the Company’s operating results and financial condition; the Company’s ability to attract or retain qualified senior management personnel and research and development staff; and other risks detailed in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and the Company cautions investors that actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results.

For further information, please contact:

For more information, please visit www.ecosolar.com.

Trina Solar Limited

Christensen IR

Teresa Tan, CFO (Changzhou)

Linda Bergkamp

Phone: +1 480 614 3014 (US)

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Pasternack Introduces New 75 Ohm Test Cables Up to 3 GHz

– Ultra-Durable 75 Ohm Cable Assemblies for Test Labs Offer Excellent Insertion and Return Loss

IRVINE, Calif., April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Pasternack, a leading manufacturer and supplier of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, announces the release of their newest line of 75 Ohm test cables with operation up to 3 GHz. These rugged cable assemblies are specially designed to withstand the rigors of test lab use and applications in 75 ohm communications systems. Technicians commonly rely on these high frequency test cables in technologies such as cable TV, MoCA 2.0 and MoCA 1.1 (Media over Coax Alliance) and DOCSIS (Data over Cable Service Interface Specifications).

"75 Ohm Test Cables Operating to 3 GHz from Pasternack"

“75 Ohm Test Cables Operating to 3 GHz from Pasternack”

Pasternack’s new series of high performance 75 Ohm test cables are available in two configurations including a type-N male to type-N male or a type-N male to type-F male. Unlike most F connectors readily available on the market, these F connectors are designed to perform up to 3 GHz which greatly broadens the usability and value of these test cables. Moreover, these connectors are threaded to ensure an accurate and secure connection to both the device under test as well as the analyzer. The test cables are suitable for engineering labs, production environments and quality testing facilities and are a good choice for use with 75 Ohm S-parameter test systems.

The new 75 Ohm flexible armored test cables from Pasternack exhibit excellent insertion loss of < 0.5 dB @ 3 GHz, and typical return loss is 28 dB. These new RF cable assemblies are designed with an armored jacket that meets ANSI/SCTE 99 2009 pull force and ANSI/SCTE 98 2009 tightening torque standards and are also capable of 100,000 bends minimum.

“Our new 75 Ohm test cables provide customers dealing with cable TV media hardware, set top box manufacturers and broadcast engineers a new cost-effective source for high frequency 75 Ohm testing components,” says Steve Ellis, Interconnect Product Manager at Pasternack.

Pasternack’s new 75 Ohm armored test cables are available today from stock. You can view the new cables by visiting http://www.pasternack.com/pages/RF-Microwave-and-Millimeter-Wave-Products/75-ohm-test-cables-up-to-3-ghz.html. Pasternack can be contacted at +1-949-261-1920.

About Pasternack

A leader in RF products since 1972, Pasternack is an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturer and supplier that offers the industry’s largest selection of passive and active RF, microwave and millimeter wave products available for same-day shipping.

Press Contact:

Shaun Gameroz
Pasternack
17802 Fitch
Irvine, CA 92614
+1-949-261-1920

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Cogobuy Implemented a Strategic Cooperation with JD.com to Jointly Build an Intelligent Hardware Ecosystem

HONG KONG, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A leading e-commerce company dedicated to serving China’s electronics manufacturing industry, Cogobuy Group (“Cogobuy” or the “Company”) (stock code: 400.HK) operates the largest transaction-based e-commerce platform for IC and other electronic components in China, announced that the Company has implemented a strategic cooperation with JD.com, Inc. (“JD”) to jointly build out an intelligent hardware ecosystem.

On March 31, 2015, JD.com announced its online crowdfunding platform’s official launch while pulling together domestic enterprises to jointly build an Internet ecosystem. Cogobuy, as a supply chain partner, entered into a strategic agreement with JD.com in the first JD.com’s crowdfunding platform presentation.

Situated at the most upstream end of the supply chain, Cogobuy is well positioned to develop its platform to connect hardware innovation projects with supply chain resources through its one-stop Internet of Things (“IoT”) innovation business platform, INGDAN.com platform (Hardeggs platform). As the largest hardware innovation business platform in China, INGDAN.com devotes to building an intelligent hardware ecosystem with a focus on supply chain services and provides one-stop services to those entrepreneurs from design concept to mass production.

Cogobuy has implemented a preliminary strategic agreement with JD.com at an early stage to provide hardware innovation enterprises with product promotion, distribution channel and financial support services. Moreover, Cogobuy also entered into strategic cooperation with Baidu, Tencent, 360 and other Internet companies as well as Microsoft, Intel, Broadcom, Freescale and other electronic manufacturing companies, to form an open ecosystem with a focus on supply chain services.

Liu Hongjiao, Vice President of Marketing of Cogobuy, said: “The next 5 – 10 years is the era of Chinese creation and revival of Chinese hardware. Cogobuy will grasp this opportunity. In an age of interactivities, people connect with people, people connect with devices, and devices with devices, IoT entrepreneurs cannot make any achievements without supply chain services connecting all the dots.

During 2014, INGDAN.com platform has already constructed a huge group of followers of nearly 2,000 hardware innovation projects, 2,000 supply chain suppliers and 1 million registered followers (“fans”). The future objective of INGDAN.com is to gather 10,000 hardware innovation projects and 10 million fans.

As INGDAN.com’s “closed-loop cycle” bringing IoT entrepreneurs and potential customers from INGDAN.com to Cogobuy’s network of procurement and supply chain services matures, the Company estimates that more than 10% innovation projects on the INGDAN.com platform will purchase components via Cogobuy. With the increasing number of enterprises registered on the INGDAN.com platform, Cogobuy will further expand its product categories, such as the Microsoft cloud services launched previously, our gradually expanding developmental tools and the prototypes produced by innovative workshops or manufacturers for hardware entrepreneurs directly. With INGDAN.com’s facilitations, the Company is confident to build Cogobuy into an even bigger supply chain platform.

The “Internet Plus” strategy introduced by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the National People’s Congress encourages the integration of mobile Internet, IoT and traditional industries. It is expected to promote industrial upgrades and technological innovations. As a representative of “Internet Plus” enterprises, Cogobuy is dedicated to constructing an ecosystem for electronics manufacturing industry. With “Internet thinking,” we not only provide sales channel, but also offer one-stop Online to Offline (“O2O”) integrated industry supply chain platform.

Liu Hongjiao believes the wave of IoT entrepreneurship triggered by mobile Internet has accelerated the arrival of the era of “Smart-Living;” big data based on “hardware + software + services” will be the next Internet decade.

About Cogobuy Group

Cogobuy Group is a leading e-commerce company dedicated to serving the electronics manufacturing industry in China. The Company operates the largest transaction-based e-commerce platform for IC and other electronic components in China as measured by GMV in 2013. Through the e-commerce platform, including a direct sales platform, an online marketplace and a dedicated team of technical consultants and professional sales representatives, the Company provides customers with comprehensive online and offline services across pre-sale, sale and post-sale stages. The Company serves mainly SME electronics manufacturers.

For further information, please refer to the Company’s website at http://www.cogobuy.com/

About INGDAN.com

INGDAN.com is an online and offline platform focusing on the hardware innovation sector. The platform provides information of hardware innovation, knowledge of the supply chain and supply chain demand docking for IoT innovation entrepreneurs. It is a one-stop hardware innovation business platform with its core being the “supply chain”.

For further information, please refer to the Company’s website at http://www.ingdan.com/

For investor and media enquiries: Please contact Ms. Wanyee Ho / Ms. Amy Guo at ir@cogobuy.com

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ET Solar Builds a 50 MWp Solar Power Plant in Israel

MUNICH, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — ET Solar, a leading smart energy solutions provider, announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, ET Solutions AG, has been chosen to provide turnkey EPC services for a 50MWp solar power plant in Israel, along with local partners G-Systems and El-Mor Group.

The project is located 20 km north-west of the ancient port-city of Ashkelon, and will be built on 60 hectares of semi-desert land. The new solar power facility is expected to be grid-connected by the end of this year, and generate over 85,000 megawatt hours of clean energy annually, enough to offset approximately 50,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere every year.

ET Solar will provideend-to-end services including project management, electrical design, plant layout, purchasing, quality control, construction supervision, and commissioning services. After commissioning, ET Solar will also act as the operations & maintenance service provider with its partners.

Mr. Dennis She, President and CEO of ET Solar, said, “This is the largest solar power-plant we have built in the Middle East to date. It demonstrates our ability to plan and implement every stage of large-scale solar power projects, from EPC to O&M. We are proud to deliver clean, affordable, reliable solar energy to the Israeli market, which today is heavily dependent on hydrocarbons.”

“The solar project comes in the wake of last year’s achievements, which included completion of a 7.8 MWp solar power plant and a contract for a 40 MWp project. We are pleased to note that, with our local partners, we have become the largest EPC contractor in Israel for utility-scale projects.”

About ET Solar

ET Solar is a leading smart energy solutions provider. With innovative solar technologies and tailored financial solutions, ET Solar provides professional one-stop solutions across the entire solar power-plant lifecycle including development, financing, engineering, procurement, construction, and operations &maintenance. To learn more about ET Solar and ET Solutions AG, please visit: http://www.etsolar.com and www.etsolutions.de.

For more details, please contact:

Eric Zhang
Tel: +86 25 8689 8098 ext.9011 / +86 136 4518 8386
Fax: +86 25 8689 8097
E-mail: eric.zhang@etsolar.com / pr@etsolar.com

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SunEdison And SunEdison Employees Win Three CanSIA Awards for Contributions to the Canadian Solar Industry

TORONTO, April 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), the world’s largest renewable energy development company, today announced that it has won three awards at the Game Changer Awards Gala, hosted by the Canadian Solar Industry Association (CanSIA). SunEdison won the Solar Developer award for being the leading developer in the Canadian market, SunEdison Director of Business Development Jonathan Frank won the Emerging Solar Leader award and SunEdison Vice President and Country Manager Michelle Chislett won the Solar Power Woman of Distinction Award. The award ceremony took place in Toronto, Canada on March 26, 2015.

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“We are incredibly proud to be recognized for our contribution to the solar industry in Canada,” said Ahmad Chatila, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunEdison. “I’m especially proud that two of our staff members, Michelle Chislett and Jonathan Frank, were recognized for their outstanding individual contributions to the solar industry. They truly are leaders in the industry.”

Solar Power Woman of Distinction: Michelle Chislett

The Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE) group presented the first ever Solar Power Woman of Distinction Award to Michelle Chislett for her extraordinary contributions to solar. Michelle has excelled in areas as diverse and as important as business development, volunteerism, policy and advocacy, technical R&D, project management and public adoption of RE technologies. Michelle’s pioneering work has been instrumental in developing the FIT policy framework and large renewable procurement programs in Canada.

Michelle Chislett is past-Chair of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of Western Engineering (ACWE), a member of the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) Stakeholder Advisory Committee and in April 2012 was appointed as a member of Ontario’s Clean Energy Task Force, an advisory council to the Minister of Energy and Minister of Economic Development and Innovation.

Emerging Solar Leader: Jonathan Frank

Jonathan Frank, Director of Business Development at SunEdison, was recognized as the Emerging Solar Leader for his work as National Board of Directors co-chair of the Emerging Leaders for Solar Energy (ELSE) group as well as his efforts to expand SunEdison’s Canadian business. Jonathan was instrumental in driving the massive growth of ELSE’s membership base, the expansion of the Solar Ambassadors program, the launch of a new mentorship program, and hosted numerous events to educate and involve students and young professionals with the aim of advancing Canada’s solar industry. Jonathan is a Director of Business Development at SunEdison and is tireless in his advocacy for the industry and the benefits of solar energy.

Solar Developer: SunEdison

SunEdison has been a leading developer of solar energy projects in Canada since the inception of the Renewable Energy Standards Offer Program (RESOP) in Ontario. In 2014 the Canadian team interconnected 108 megawatts (MW) of solar projects, for a total of over 260 MW of operating solar projects in the province of Ontario. Another 56 MW are currently under construction. Notably, SunEdison was recently qualified by Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for the Large Renewable Procurement program and the Battery and Flywheel Storage Procurement program.

To find out more about each award, please visit: www.gamechangerawards.ca/about

About SunEdison
SunEdison is the world’s largest renewable energy development company and is transforming the way energy is generated, distributed, and owned around the globe. The company manufactures solar technology and develops, finances, installs, owns and operates wind and solar power plants, delivering predictably priced electricity to its residential, commercial, government and utility customers. SunEdison is one of the world’s largest renewable energy asset managers and provides asset management, operations and maintenance, monitoring and reporting services for its renewable energy customers around the world. Corporate headquarters are in the United States, with additional offices around the world. SunEdison’s common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “SUNE.” To learn more visit www.sunedison.com.

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