Filipinas nip Indonesia, clinch historic AFC Women’s Asian Cup quarters berth

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Luisa Morales – January 27, 2022 | 11:57pm MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines qualified to the knockout stages of the AFC Women’s Asian Cup for the first time ever after beating Indonesia, 6-0, at the Shri Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune on Thursday. The Philippines finished second in Group B with six points, behind Australia, which topped the group with nine points. Skipper Tahnai Annis finished with a brace to lead all goal scorers for the Philippines. But it was Katrina Guillou, in just her second game for the Philippines, who opened the scoring in the sixth minute t… Continue reading “Filipinas nip Indonesia, clinch historic AFC Women’s Asian Cup quarters berth”

Alphawave Welcomes Tony Chan Carusone as Chief Technology Officer

With over 20 years of research and industry experience in semiconductors, Carusone will drive the continuous innovation of the company’s leading silicon connectivity solutions enabling next generation technologies

LONDON and TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alphawave IP (LN:AWE), a global leader in high-speed connectivity for the world’s technology infrastructure, is pleased to announce Tony Chan Carusone as its Chief Technology Officer. Carusone has over 20 years of experience in both academic research, focused on integrated circuit design and communication technology, and business consulting, advising some of the largest technology companies in the world on their semiconductor technology strategy.

“Tony is the perfect fit to lead our technology strategy and accelerate product innovation as we solidify our market ​​leadership with our best-in-class connectivity solutions,” said Tony Pialis, CEO, president, and co-founder of Alphawave. “We have known each other since the early 2000s and he has been an advisor to Alphawave since 2021. He brings a tremendous amount of relevant industry experience as well as incredible academic expertise and achievements. His deep technical insight and knowledge will be critical in taking Alphawave’s solutions to the next level to continue to enable today’s – and tomorrow’s – most advanced technologies.”

Carusone has been a faculty member at the University of Toronto since completing his Ph.D. there in 2002. He’s been teaching and researching a variety of areas in integrated circuits and systems, such as chip-to-chip communication, optical transceivers, analog-to-digital conversion, and precise clock generation. Carusone has also served on the editorial boards and technical program committees of multiple leading journals and conferences on integrated circuit design, is an IEEE Fellow, and co-authored the most renowned textbooks in the field.

“Alphawave is fully aligned with my research of the last 20 years and it’s a natural fit for me to apply my expertise to solve some of the greatest challenges of semiconductors. I have known the founding team for decades and have been proud to be an advisor to the company since last year. As we need to transfer increasingly higher amounts of data in shorter amounts of time while using less power, Alphawave has created the most versatile and high-speed IP solutions that serve a wide variety of different customers and industries – and defy conventional wisdom and perceived limits of the industry,” said Tony Chan Carusone. “Alphawave is a truly visionary company with a strong leadership team. I have the unique opportunity to not only be part of building the industry’s leading connectivity solutions but also to foster a great culture of innovation that brings together top researchers and developers.”

About Alphawave IP
Faced with the exponential growth of data, Alphawave’s technology services a critical need: enabling data to travel faster, more reliably and with higher performance at lower power. Alphawave is a global leader in high-speed connectivity for the world’s technology infrastructure. Our IP solutions therefore meet the needs of global tier-one customers in data centers, compute, networking, AI, 5G, autonomous vehicles, and storage. Founded in Toronto, Canada in 2017, by an expert technical team with a proven track record in licensing semiconductor IP, our mission is to focus on the hardest-to-solve connectivity challenges. To find out more about Alphawave IP, visit:

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Peplink Deploys a Great Start In Mexico with Qualitas Seguros

VILNIUS, Lithuania, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Peplink, a company that makes connectivity reliable, Connectivity Solutions (solution provider), and CTO Networks (Peplink Distributor in Mexico), have recently completed a deployment for Qualitas Seguros, a leading Insurance company in Mexico, marking the beginning of many opportunities in the country.

Qualitas is one of the top 5 insurance firms in Mexico with over 4 million customers with over 500 locations distributed across Mexico. In recent years, keeping up its existing network with new technologies while ensuring its network stays highly available has become increasingly difficult. Moreover, mixing different protocols from multiple telecom operators makes network management even harder. As a result, many of its branch networks experience slow and unstable connections.

First and foremost, Qualitas needs its branches to be reliable at all times. Working with domestic telecom operators in Mexico, CTO Networks and its reseller Connectivity Solutions deployed Peplink’s SpeedFusion technology into 140 of Qualitas’ largest branches. SpeedFusion greatly enhanced network reliability and available bandwidth by bonding a combination of fixed WAN links in each branch.

The project was a success – Peplink devices worked flawlessly without any changes to Qualitas’ existing network infrastructure while Peplink’s extensive API support was used to create a customized dashboard showing crucial network performance data to help Qualitas automate its network management. As a result, “We had excellent feedback as our failures have greatly diminished, which translates directly into a successful user experience,” said Juan Ramón Zepeda, Network Manager of Qualitas.

Reynaldo Lucio, CEO of Connectivity Solutions said, “Peplink offers a very robust solution with reliable hardware, unique SpeedFusion technology and great API support with InControl2. This allows us to develop customized reporting dashboard per customer needs, and makes it easy to deploy and manage regardless which carrier the customer is using.”

Samuel Lee Belmonte, CEO of CTO Networks added, “The Qualitas deployment illustrates the advantages of using Peplink for enterprise customers. Thanks to the support of Peplink and our telecom carrier partners, the whole channel in Mexico is expected to grow very quickly.”

Keith Chau, General Manager of Peplink said, “Besides having the technology to keep customer’s network online, Peplink can also be deployed without touching the customer’s existing network infrastructure. We look forward to working with partners like CTO Networks to unlock many more opportunities in Mexico and the Latin America region.”



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Connectivity Solutions (Reseller)

Quálitas Seguros

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Marketing Manager

Hitachi Energy achieves 100% fossil free electricity in own operations

The global technology and market leader in power grids has achieved the first-step target in its Sustainability 2030 plan and steps up the pace towards carbon-neutral

Zurich, Switzerland, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hitachi Energy today announced that it has achieved the first-step target set out in its Sustainability 2030 plan – the use of 100% fossil-free electricity in its own operations1. The company is driving towards being carbon-neutral in its own operations by 20302, in line with its Purpose, ‘Advancing a sustainable energy future for all’.

“By achieving 100% fossil-free electricity in our own operations, we have reduced our CO2 equivalent emissions by over 50% compared to 2019,” says Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy. He continued, “The Net Zero challenge is global and it’s about acting now, innovating and collaborating across countries, industries and societies. Together with customers, partners, and all stakeholders, we are advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible and secure.”

The targeted 50% reduction achieved ahead of plan will amount to approximately 175 kilo tonnes of CO2e per year, equivalent to removing over 35,000 passenger cars off the road.

To achieve 100% fossil-free electricity in its own operations – and in support of the Hitachi Group’s carbon-neutrality goal3 – the company has pursued a number of pathways including supporting projects to generate its own fossil-free electricity, such as installing solar roof panels combined with e-meshTM digital solutions for distributed energy resources maximizing energy efficiency and minimizing CO2 emissions. In its Zhongshan factory in China, the company is generating nearly 20% of its total energy consumption from solar panels. In its first year of operation, the power generated at the factory is expected to reach 1,510 megawatt hours (MWh), contributing to the reduction in annual carbon emissions by more than 1,000 tonnes.

To achieve 100% fossil-free electricity, Hitachi Energy has also switched to green tariffs, bought Energy Attribute Certificates (EACs), and signed Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) across its operations and facilities in 90 countries.

Looking ahead, Hitachi Energy is continuing to invest in its journey towards carbon-neutrality by further increasing energy efficiency, as well as electrifying its own operations. In Ludvika, Sweden, the company is now using 100% renewable electricity generated from hydropower and from solar panels to support its operations. Ludvika, which is one of Hitachi Energy’s largest production facilities, has gone beyond tackling its electricity supply and is now close to removing the use of all fossil fuels from the whole of its operations.

The company has a track record of implementing its own technologies in its operations to enable the integration of renewable energy. For example, in 2015 its South Africa operations installed a 750 kW rooftop photovoltaic plant and a 1 MVA/380 kWh battery-based PowerStoreTM for enhancing the use of renewables and providing a continuous supply of power.

Through its Sustainability 2030 plan and targets, the company reinforces its commitment to accelerating actions driving business in a sustainable way. Based around four pillars – Planet, People, Peace, and Partnerships – the strategy draws from the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with specific focus on the following eight: 3 (Good health and well-being), 4 (Quality education), 5 (Gender equality), 6 (Clean water and sanitation), 7 (Affordable and clean energy), 12 (Responsible consumption and production), 16 (Peace, justice and strong institutions); and 17 (Partnerships for the Goals). In line with these SDGs, each pillar has corresponding targets that drive the business to contribute social, environmental, and economic value.

1. The contract for its South Korea operations (equivalent to 0.4% total electricity usage) is expected to be signed in February 2022 retrospectively through green tariffs.

2. Discover more about Hitachi Energy’s approach to Sustainability 2030 here

3. Hitachi Sustainability Report 2021

About Hitachi Energy Ltd.

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 38,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, contributes to a sustainable society with a higher quality of life by driving innovation through data and technology as the Social Innovation Business. Hitachi is focused on strengthening its contribution to the Environment, the Resilience of business and social infrastructure as well as comprehensive programs to enhance Security & Safety. Hitachi resolves the issues faced by customers and society across six domains: IT, Energy, Mobility, Industry, Smart Life and Automotive Systems through its proprietary Lumada solutions. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2020 (ended March 31, 2021) totaled 8,729.1 billion yen ($78.6 billion), with 871 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 350,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at


Rebecca Bleasdale
Hitachi Energy Ltd.
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Teksbotics & UISEE Jointly Pilot Driverless Delivery Vehicles in Saudi Arabia

Teksbotics & UISEE jointly pilot new package delivery solutions using a self-driving vehicle at KAUST, Saudi Arabia. The project objective is to design and build a cost-effective autonomous delivery vehicle for the last mile delivery.

Teksbotics Autonomous Delivery Vehicle

Teksbotics Autonomous Delivery Vehicle

HONG KONG, Jan. 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Driverless delivery vehicle jointly built by Teksbotics (Asia) Limited (hereinafter referred to as “Teksbotics”) and UISEE was recently launched and piloted in the community of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia, for “Last mile” autonomous delivery service.

The driverless delivery vehicle project aims to connect with local online e-commerce in Saudi Arabia and provide affordable and convenient autonomous delivery services. Residents in the local community can interact with the delivery vehicle through mobile phone text messages and the touch screen installed on the body of the vehicle to complete the express delivery service. In the future, the autonomous delivery vehicle will be extended to other cities and places.

This vehicle is based on Teksbotics UNO autonomous delivery vehicle specially designed for the Middle East market and UISEE’s UiBox smart city autonomous driving service solution. The vehicle can accurately detect people and objects while autonomously driving on open roads, and complete the full process of delivery service, ensuring the safe delivery of packages to their destinations.

As one of the world’s leading and Hong Kong’s largest autonomous driving solution providers, and also a strategic partner of UISEE’s multiple driverless projects, Teksbotics aims to help customers automate transportation, distribution and patrolling. Teksbotics has rich experience in design, project operation and maintenance of autonomous driving solutions in the self-driving vehicle industry.

Since the Autonomous Driving Smart City Service Innovation Laboratory was established together with strategic partners in September last year, UISEE has cooperated with Teksbotics, YTO Express, ZTO Express, and SF Express to carry out a number of innovative projects within the country and abroad.

Teksbotics and UISEE jointly step into the world’s autonomous on-demand delivery industry and strive to be world leaders in autonomous application solutions and “AI Driver”, letting global customers experience the intelligence and convenience brought by the latest autonomous driving technology.

Berry Leung, Chief Executive Officer

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Autonomous Delivery Vehicle being piloted at KAUST, Saudi Arabia

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