Daily Archives: October 22, 2019

Teledyne Photometrics announces new sCMOS camera for scientific imaging – 400 fps and 10 MP resolution

New Kinetix sCMOS platform delivers an unmatched combination of speed, sensitivity, and field of view for scientific imaging

Teledyne Photometrics’ Kinetix sCMOS camera

The new Kinetix sCMOS camera redefines speed with 10 million pixels at 400 fps

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teledyne Photometrics, a Teledyne Technologies [NSYE:TDY] company and global leader in scientific imaging, announces the release of its Kinetix sCMOS camera which delivers an unmatched combination of speed, sensitivity, field of view, and resolution.

The Kinetix is an all-new camera platform that builds on the success of the industry-defining Prime 95B and Prime BSI back-illuminated sCMOS cameras and redefines expectations of sCMOS camera speeds.

Designed for the most demanding and highest-speed scientific imaging techniques, the Kinetix ensures that extremely dynamic events are captured by acquiring over 400 frames per second. The near perfect 95% quantum efficiency coupled with Correlated Multi-Sampling (CMS) maximizes the amount of light captured, even at the dimmest levels, and the 10-megapixel sensor provides high-resolution imaging over a huge imaging area by leveraging 6.5 µm pixels that span an almost 30 millimeter field of view.

Key features:

  • >400 frames per second, full-frame
  • 10 megapixel resolution, 29 mm field of view
  • 3200 x 3200 pixels, 6.5 x 6.5 µm pixel area
  • >95% peak QE, Correlated Multi-Sampling (CMS)

“The Kinetix redefines expectations for scientific cameras. While the super-low noise and back-illumination help when there isn’t much light, the unmatched speed of the camera truly opens up possibilities for new discoveries,” said Rachit Mohindra, Senior Product Manager at Teledyne Photometrics. “Scientists have continuously requested faster pixel readout rates for cameras, and the Kinetix definitely delivers speed.”

For more information about the Kinetix sCMOS camera, please visit the Teledyne Photometrics website.

About Photometrics
Founded as Photometrics in 1978, Teledyne Photometrics is part of the Teledyne Imaging Group. Teledyne Photometrics is the world’s premier designer and manufacturer of high-performance CMOS, EMCCD and CCD cameras for life science research. The original architect of the world’s first scientific-grade microscopy EMCCD camera, Teledyne Photometrics maintains its leadership role with the release of Prime, the first sCMOS camera with built-in computational intelligence for image restoration, and Prime 95B, the first sCMOS camera with 95% quantum efficiency. Teledyne Photometrics also offers comprehensive OEM support, including fully characterized, cost-efficient imaging systems and components. Teledyne Photometrics is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

Teledyne Imaging is a group of leading-edge companies aligned under the Teledyne umbrella. Teledyne Imaging forms an unrivalled collective of expertise across the spectrum with decades of experience. Individually, each company offers best-in-class solutions. Together, they combine and leverage each other’s strengths to provide the deepest, widest imaging and related technology portfolio in the world. From aerospace through industrial inspection, radiography and radiotherapy, geospatial surveying, and advanced MEMS and semiconductor solutions, Teledyne Imaging offers world-wide customer support and the technical expertise to handle the toughest tasks. Their tools, technologies, and vision solutions are built to deliver to their customers a unique and competitive advantage.

© Copyright 2019, Photometrics. All rights reserved. Teledyne Photometrics and the Teledyne Photometrics logo are registered trademarks. Photometrics Prime BSI and Photometrics Prime 95B are trademarks of Teledyne Photometrics. All other product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of their respective owners.


Dan Croucher
Applications and Marketing Communications Manager
Teledyne Photometrics
+44 7887 456543 main
Rachit Mohindra
Senior Product Manager
Teledyne Photometrics
+1.520.547.2576 office
+1.520.448.1293 main


A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/42f48489-f76d-4645-a1e5-0700f41231f1

AIR Worldwide Estimates Insured Losses for Typhoon Hagibis Will be Between USD 8 Billion and USD 16 Billion

Boston, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide estimates that industry insured losses from Typhoon Hagibis, which made landfall in Japan on October 12, will be between JPY 865 billion (USD 8 billion) and JPY 1,730 billion (USD 16 billion), with more than half of the losses due to inland flooding. AIR Worldwide is a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business.

According to AIR, Typhoon Hagibis made landfall with 1-minute sustained wind speeds of about 145 km/h (90 mph), the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane, on the main Japanese island of Honshu on Saturday, October 12, near Shizuoka on the Izu Peninsula. The storm delivered high winds and record-breaking precipitation to a large portion of Honshu from Mie Prefecture in the west to Iwate in the north. Storm surge raised sea levels by more than 1 meter above mean sea level along parts of the coast.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued its Level 5, or highest level, special warning for heavy rain; unprecedented rainfall followed. A wide swath of Honshu just outside the Tokyo metro area received between 250 mm and 500+ mm (10 and 20+ inches) of rain; the resort town of Hakone, where 939.5 mm (37 inches) of precipitation was recorded, broke the calendar-day rainfall record for all of Japan. Hakone’s rainfall represents the second-heaviest 24-hour rainfall ever recorded in Japan—25 inches (635 mm) of the 37 inches fell in just 12 hours. Many regions received between 30% and 40% of their yearly rainfall in just two days, with more than 100 stations breaking daily rainfall records at those locations. As a result of the large swath of unprecedented rainfall in Honshu, numerous rivers—the Abukuma, Arakawa, Chikuma, Kuji, Naka, Shinano, Tone, and Watarase rivers among them—experienced severe and devastating flooding.

According to AIR, of the ~540 river gauging stations on Honshu island, more than 85 exceeded their 100-year return period peak flows, with more than 100 exceeding their historical records. In addition, shortly before Hagibis made landfall, a magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck the region—parts of which were in the early stages of recovery from Typhoon Faxai, which struck just one month prior.

Much of central and eastern Japan experienced severe flooding and landslides; power outages and travel disruption were widespread.

Because of the intense rainfall within a short time period, much of the floodwater has a high mud content and includes a large amount of debris; this could potentially increase the costs of repair and cleanup and drive up business interruption losses—especially for commercial and industrial properties. In addition, Hagibis impacted some of the same region damaged by Typhoon Faxai a few weeks earlier. Additional damage caused by Hagibis to properties that were damaged by Faxai but were not repaired would further complicate claims settlements.

AIR’s modeled insured loss estimates include:

  • Insured damage to property (residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural/mutual), structures and their contents, as well as extra expenses and debris removal, and automobile from wind, storm surge, and inland flood.

AIR’s modeled insured loss estimates do not include:

  • Landslide
  • Losses from tornado or earthquake
  • Losses to land
  • Losses to infrastructure
  • Losses to CAR/EAR, marine hull, or marine cargo lines of business
  • Business interruption losses
  • Loss adjustment expenses
  • Demand surge—the increase in costs of materials, services, and labor due to increased demand following a catastrophic event; demand surge can be applied by AIR software users who want to account for this variable

About AIR Worldwide
AIR Worldwide (AIR) provides risk modeling solutions that make individuals, businesses, and society more resilient to extreme events. In 1987, AIR Worldwide founded the catastrophe modeling industry and today models the risk from natural catastrophes, terrorism, pandemics, casualty catastrophes, and cyber incidents. Insurance, reinsurance, financial, corporate, and government clients rely on AIR’s advanced science, software, and consulting services for catastrophe risk management, insurance-linked securities, longevity modeling, site-specific engineering analyses, and agricultural risk management. AIR Worldwide, a Verisk (Nasdaq:VRSK) business, is headquartered in Boston, with additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit www.air-worldwide.com.

For more information, contact:
Kevin Long
AIR Worldwide

Radient Technologies Inc. and The Edlong Corporation Announce Strategic Partnership to Develop CBD Flavors & Ingredients for Global Food & Beverage Markets

EDMONTON, Alberta, Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Radient Technologies Inc. (“Radient” or the “Company”) (TSX Venture: RTI; OTCQX: RDDTF), a global commercial manufacturer of high-quality cannabinoid-based ingredients, formulations and products, and The Edlong Corporation (“Edlong”), a global manufacturer, marketer and provider of technology-driven natural flavor systems, ingredients and integrated solutions for the food and beverage industry, are pleased to announce they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (the “MOU”) to form a strategic Joint Venture partnership (the “JV”). The purpose of the JV is for the two companies to jointly create and market cannabidiol (“CBD”) flavor systems and product solutions for global food, beverage (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and pet food industries.

Combining Edlong’s extensive expertise in the development, manufacturing and marketing of natural flavors and ingredients with Radient’s expertise in the industrial-scale extraction, purification and manufacturing of cannabinoid ingredients, the two companies will collaborate on the development of high-quality, CBD-based flavors and ingredients that will meet global health and safety regulations and appeal to large global consumer markets. Additional areas of interest for collaboration may be included in the future, should the two companies agree to pursue them.

Headquartered in the United States, Edlong has innovation centers in Latin America and Europe, and distribution partners in Canada and Asia. Edlong is one of the only flavor houses in the world to specialize in dairy flavors, while also catering to growing markets such as dairy-free, vegan, plant-based, organic, non-GMO and allergen-free. In addition, Edlong’s scientifically engineered ingredients provide functional solutions to unique food & beverage manufacturing challenges, such as mouthfeel (richness and texture that impact flavors), flavor masking (to alleviate bitterness and off-notes), heat tolerance (flavors that maintain stability under high heat during processing), and replacement (healthy reduction and/or replacement of commodities, such as sugar).

Radient is headquartered in Edmonton, Canada, with additional innovation and product development centers in France, Spain, and Germany. The Company’s proprietary extraction and downstream processing platform is based on a continuous-flow process which allows for much higher throughputs than other extraction technologies. Due to its rapid speed extraction method and the elimination of additional processing steps such as winterization, Radient is able to achieve higher levels of quality and consistency than other methods of extraction can provide, while retaining more of the natural active compounds (up to 99%) from plant biomass. The Company’s scientific product development team creates unique cannabinoid ingredients that provide solutions to current cannabinoid product manufacturing challenges. These products include standardized ingredients that ensure exact strength and potency, ingredients that improve the taste and shelf life of cannabinoid beverages and edibles, and full spectrum cannabinoid formulations.

Denis Taschuk, President & CEO of Radient, stated: “We are very excited about the opportunity to work with an established international flavor company like Edlong. Radient’s team of in-house scientists have been developing unique formulations that we believe will tie in perfectly with Edlong’s innovative approach to flavor and ingredient manufacturing for foods and beverages. We look forward to working with Edlong and we are excited to see what kind of advancements we can make in the way of safe and appealing CBD-infused foods and beverages.”

Laurette Rondenet, President & CEO of Edlong, stated: “Radient is the perfect partner to align with as we explore new opportunities in this dynamic category that is clearly poised for growth. We’re excited to bring our expertise together.”

About Radient
Radient Technologies provides industrial-scale manufacturing solutions for premium natural ingredients and products. Utilizing its patented MAP™ extraction technology, Radient delivers superior customer outcomes in terms of ingredient purity, yield, and cost, serving global market leaders in industries such as foods & beverages, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and personal care. Since 2016, Radient has expanded its offerings to enter the cannabinoids market, using its MAP™ platform to provide premium ingredients that contain a full range of cannabinoid and terpene profiles. Please visit www.radientinc.com for more information.

About Edlong
Experience the science and art of authentic taste. Edlong has the broadest global portfolio of dairy flavors and is the only certified woman-owned flavor house in the food manufacturing industry (WBNEC). Founded in 1914, Edlong is committed to world-class service in custom flavor development, applications and culinary support, regulatory compliance and supply chain performance. Their broad portfolio of dairy and dairy-free flavors improves classic taste profiles for Cheese, Butter, Sweet Dairy, Cream and Milk. Edlong’s natural flavors also help achieve individual clean label requirements, add indulgence, mask nutritional ingredient and plant protein off-notes, layer flavors for depth, and elevate a standard product to premium. Please visit www.edlong.com to reimagine your next innovation.

SOURCE: Radient Technologies Inc. and The Edlong Corporation

For Radient, please contact: Caitlin Cheadle, Director of Communications: ccheadle@radientinc.com

For Edlong, please contact: Kim Gallo, Public Relations Specialist, Pepper Group:
kim@peppergroup.com, +1 847.496.2304

Forward Looking Information:
This press release contains “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation. Forward-looking information includes, without limitation, statements regarding the growth of the Company’s business operations; the impact of the MOU; the parties’ abilities to form and operate the JV; the construction of the Company’s facilities; the expected throughput capacities at its facilities; the Company’s ability to develop cannabinoid ingredients and products; the Company’s ability to grow its business in the cannabis and hemp sectors and the Company’s future plans. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of Radient, as the case may be, to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Although Radient has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. There can be no assurance that such information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. Radient does not undertake to update any forward-looking information, except in accordance with applicable securities laws.


IonQ Secures $55 Million in Funding to Bring Quantum Computing from the Lab to the Enterprise

New Investors Samsung Electronics and Mubadala Capital Lead Funding Round; Existing Investors GV, Amazon, and NEA Demonstrate Continued Commitment to Quantum Computing

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IonQ, the leader in universal quantum computing, today announced it has secured $55 million in a funding round led by the Samsung Catalyst Fund and Mubadala Capital. This round of funding brings IonQ’s total amount raised to $77 million. IonQ plans to use the funds announced today to make quantum computing more accessible to businesses and lower the barrier to entry for developers. The company plans on making its quantum computers commercially available via the cloud and developing next-generation systems for programming these machines.

IonQ’s trapped-ion approach offers the most promise for making reliable, scalable quantum computing a reality. Recently, the company built the largest programmable quantum computer to date, demonstrating performance benchmarks that no other quantum computer has been able to match.

“This investment round marks a key milestone in our effort to make quantum computing commercially viable,” said Peter Chapman, CEO of IonQ. “We are building a future where IonQ’s quantum computers will be available to developers in fields from finance to manufacturing to pharmaceuticals. We expect this to inspire a new generation of developers to build applications that will power the next wave of discovery.”

“Foundational and revolutionary technologies — like the transistor, the laser, or the mobile phone — take years to evolve into innovations that transform the way we live,” said Young Sohn, Corporate President and Chief Strategy Officer for Samsung Electronics and Chairman of the Board for HARMAN. “Though it’s still early days, we see a similar revolution taking place with quantum computing, which is why we’re excited to work alongside the IonQ team. Together, we can unlock the vast potential of this technology to address new opportunities in drug discovery, artificial intelligence, breakthrough materials, and many other areas that will have a profound impact on our way of life.”

“Mubadala Capital’s ventures strategy seeks transformative technologies with the promise of disrupting traditional industries,” said Alaa Halawa from Mubadala Capital. “As we have developed our understanding of the opportunity and challenges of the technology, we came to believe that trapped ions have the highest potential to deliver on the promise of a scalable general-purpose quantum computer. While we are in the early innings of this industry, we believe that the groundbreaking work of the IonQ team will position the company as the leader in developing commercially viable quantum computers in the near-term and beyond.”

“We view quantum computing as an exciting opportunity to address advanced scientific applications at scale,” said Paul Glaser, head of Hewlett Packard Pathfinder. “IonQ provides industry-leading qubit technology and complements our current architectural direction for Memory-Driven Computing as a service.”

Quantum technology has excited investors because it is particularly well-suited to solve optimization problems—from helping identify the best delivery routes for shipping companies to helping hardware designers produce more energy-efficient materials and batteries. By 2023, 20 percent of organizations intend to budget for quantum-computing projects, compared to less than 1 percent in 2018. This rapid growth reflects a growing awareness that quantum computing will transform the way enterprises do business.

Additional investors that participated in this funding round included ACME Capital, Airbus Ventures, Hewlett Packard Pathfinder, Tao Capital Partners, Correlation Ventures and A&E Investment LLC, as well as previous investors Osage University Partners (OUP), New Enterprise Associates (NEA), GV and Amazon.

More information can be found at ionq.com.

About IonQ
IonQ is developing the world’s leading general-purpose quantum computers. Our trapped ion platform combines unmatched physical performance, perfect qubit replication, optical networkability, and highly optimized algorithms to create a quantum computer that is as scalable as it is powerful, supporting a broad array of applications across a variety of industries. Founded in 2015 by Jungsang Kim and Christopher Monroe, IonQ is headquartered in College Park, MD and backed by leading investors including Samsung Catalyst Fund, Mubadala Capital, New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and GV.

About Samsung Catalyst Fund
The Samsung Catalyst Fund is Samsung Electronics’ evergreen multi-stage venture capital fund that invests in the new data economy and strategic ideas for Samsung’s mobile, device solutions and consumer electronics groups. Investment spans across Automotive, Robotics, Digital Health, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud Infrastructure, and Device-Level Solutions. Through Samsung Catalyst Fund, entrepreneurs are enabled by Samsung’s global brand, manufacturing and distribution, domain expertise, recruiting network, and world-class Innovation Fellows for advice and mentorship.

About Mubadala Capital
Mubadala Capital was established in 2011 as the financial investment arm of Mubadala, operating six integrated businesses focused on various asset classes and geographies that include private equity, public equities, credit, venture, sovereign investment partnerships and Brazil. The group invests globally across the capital structure in both public and private securities, whether directly or through third-party managed funds.

In addition to managing its own balance sheet investments, Mubadala Capital manages third party capital on behalf of institutional investors in three of its businesses, including through two private equity funds and one early stage venture fund. In 2017, Mubadala Capital launched a $400mn Tech Fund, and a $200mn Fund of Funds program based out of San Francisco. In 2019, a €400mn European Tech Fund and a Fund of Funds program based out of London were launched.

Media Contact:
Jessica Shapow
P: (703) 390-1516
E: press@ionq.com

KKP records transactions reaching US$10.43 million at TEI 2019

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Ministry (KKP) clocked transactions of maritime and fishery products reaching US$10.43 million during the 34th Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI) at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), Tangerang, Banten, on October 16-20.

“Canned fish, tuna, tilapia/parrot fish, shrimp, octopus, patin fish, skipjack fish, seaweed, unagi fish, and fish sauce dominated the transactions,” Agus Suherman, the ministry’s Director General for maritime and fishery product competitiveness, stated here on Monday.

The value of this year’s transaction rose by 7.26 percent from that during last year’s TEI.

During the expo, the ministry managed to strike deals with buyers from no less than 25 nations, comprising the United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Japan, Vietnam, Maldives, Russia, Myanmar, Thailand, Brazil, Hong Kong, Spain, Romania, India, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Algeria, Malaysia, Colombia, South Korea, Canada, Turkey, and several other African as well as Middle East countries.

The ministry’s Indonesia Seafood Pavilion hosted 12 enterprises to promote Indonesian sea products.

The ministry, in cooperation with the Foreign Affairs Ministry, also conducted the integrated promotion of Indonesian fishery products during the business forum, business matching, and business gathering organized to coincide with the TEI 2019.

The promotion activities were directed at boosting the exports of Indonesian fishery products and strengthening networks with potential buyers.

In 2018, Indonesia had ranked 12th as a seafood exporting country, with exports valued at US$4.8 billion. Since 2014, the value of the country’s seafood exports rose by 1.66 percent yearly on an average.

Indonesia’s major seafood exports comprise shrimp, tuna, skipjack, cop, crab, squid, octopus, and cuttlefish. The main export destinations are the United States, Japan, the European Union, China, and other ASEAN member countries.

The annual TEI, themed “Moving Forward to Serve the World,” was expected to attract at least 35 thousand investors, exporters, and importers.

Along with the exhibition, the TEI also presented a series of parallel activities comprising a Trade, Tourism and Investment Forum, Business Matching, Business Counseling, Regional Discussion, Overseas and Local Trade Mission, and Export Start-Up Competition and Talk Show.

Source: ANTARA News