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Nikon Launches Soft Shutter Release AR-11

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Nikon India, an imaging technology company, has announced the release of the Soft Shutter Release AR-11, developed for use AR11with the Nikon Df FX-format (full-frame) digital SLR camera.

The AR-11 is an optional accessory that may be attached to the camera by screwing it into the release socket on the camera's shutter-release button. Adoption of ebonite resin for the top surface of the AR-11 allows users to enjoy a soft and light feel when pressing the shutter-release button. Ebonite resin, often used in high-end fountain pens and the mouthpieces of wind instruments, creates a unique and rich texture that melds with the finger over time.

The combination of the AR-11’s soft and light-feel material and the Df’s utilization of a magnesium alloy for the elegant body and large metal mechanical dials, excellent in their ability to offer simple visual confirmation of settings, increases the superior look and feel of the camera as a precision instrument. Users can further increase their enjoyment of owning the Df with the texture and operational feel of a camera that changes according to the way they use it.

Indian Analytics Market To Cross $2 bn By 2018: Nasscom Report
Nasscom unveiled a report on Industrialisation of Analytics in India: Big Opportunity, Big Outcome; in association with Blueocean Market Intelligence - a global analytics and insight provider.

The report showcases the present state of affairs, key drivers and challenges along with the growth potential of analytics adoption in India. While the domestic market is still nascent, the report predicts the Indian analytics market to cross the $2 billion mark by FY2018 – growing at a CAGR of 25 percent. Analytics is increasingly becoming a core competent for organisations to formulate business driven strategies and derive value.

It emphasises on organising need to ‘industrialise’ analytics for sustained long term value. While most firms begin analytics initiatives, very few are able to integrate analytics into the organizational fabric and generate long term value. This is where; organizations should aim for ‘Industrialization of analytics’.

Strong vendor ecosystem, strong analytics capabilities, scalability and leadership provide India an advantage of a mature ecosystem to promote domestic adoption of analytics.  

IMImobile Raises £30.0m On First Day Of Dealing
IMImobile, a London based global technology company which provides software and services to help businesses capitalise on the growth in mobile communication, has announced that admission and trading of its Ordinary Shares commences on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange

The fundraising raised £30.0m, before expenses, through the issue of 25,000,000 Ordinary Shares at the Placing Price of 120p per share.

SPARK Advisory Partners Limited is acting as Nominated Adviser, Whitman Howard Limited and WH Ireland Limited are Joint Brokers to the Company.

Jay Patel, Chief Executive Officer, commented, said: "we are delighted with the strong support shown by investors, which we believe is a positive endorsement of IMImobile’s business model, product offering and market opportunity. Our Admission to AIM represents a major step forward as we seek to capitalise on a number of high growth opportunities that exist across our geographies and markets".

Logitech Reinforces Its Wireless Portfolio In South India Market

Logitech India, the market leader in computer peripherals, has showcased their comprehensive line-up of wireless products, which comprises of wireless keyboards and mice, portable speakers, headsets and Bluetooth enabled speakers, in Chennai. Logitech supports the growing need of easy interaction with the digital world and hence designs high-precision devices for entertainment and improved productivity.

Logitech’s combined hardware and software enable or enhance digital navigation, music and video entertainment, gaming, social networking, audio and video communication over the Internet, video security and home-entertainment control. Logitech has always been on the forefront of innovation and design by understanding the evolving needs of customers to be able to address the technology requirements of all age groups. With a vast range of wireless product portfolio, Logitech aims to cater to the changing lifestyles of consumers with devices which enable them to de-clutter their lives and be more flexible.

SNUG India Enters 15th Year Of Semiconductor Design Community

Synopsys a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, just finished hosting its 15th Synopsys Users Group (SNUG) conference in India to help engineers better address the productivity challenges they face when designing today’s chips and electronic systems. The conference, which has grown into the industry’s largest gathering of semiconductor professionals in India, highlights advancements in semiconductor design and verification that can be used to design even the most complex systems-on-chips (SoCs). More than 2900 leading SoC and system designers who are Synopsys tool and technology users attended the two-day conference June 25th and 26th at the Leela Palace in Bangalore, making it the largest SNUG India event to date. Launched in 2000, SNUG India is part of a global program that began in 1991 and includes 14 user conferences with nearly 10,000 participants around the world.

SNUG India 2014 featured 39 user papers that discuss a range of topics, including early exploration, low power implementation and verification, test, mixed-signal verification, emulation and FPGA prototyping. Many of the papers presented address key challenges such as improving design productivity, achieving better quality of results (QoR) and designing for advanced technology nodes. In addition to the user papers, Synopsys offered 19 tutorials to showcase advances in tools and IP to help meet future design and technology challenges.  A conference highlight was a peek into new game-changing design solutions from Synopsys, including the IC Compiler™ II system and the Verification Compiler™ platform.