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AMD Appoints David Kwon VP For APAC, Japan Region

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David Kwon, who is currently president of AMD Korea and general manager of Global Strategic Samsung and Toshiba, has been appointed managing director and corporate vice president of the Asia Pacific-Japan (APJ) mega region, effective immediately.
 
In this role, Kwon is responsible for AMD’s operations and sales across the APJ region, representing eleven countries including Korea, Japan, India, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
 
With more than 25 years of strategic sales, marketing, consulting and management experience, Kwon brings a proven track record of leadership and global business performance as demonstrated during the past two years managing the growth of AMD’s global business with Samsung and Toshiba.
 
Before joining AMD, Kwon spent more than 10 years at Dell where he held various roles including senior director of regional alliance marketing for large enterprises, APJ and GC, executive director of sales in Global and Public Accounts, and global account manager for US Federal Defence, Intelligence and Civilian Organization.
 
Essar Steel Minnesota LLC In Pact With ArcelorMittal USA
Essar Steel Minnesota has announced a long-term iron ore pellet off-take agreement with ArcelorMittal USA (AMUSA). The term of the agreement is for ten years and the supply of pellets is expected to commence during the second half of ESML’s fiscal year ending 31 March 2014.
 
ESML will supply 3.5 million metric tonnes of standard and fluxed iron ore pellets annually to ArcelorMittal’s North American operations.
 
Audi India Launches Audi Q3 2.0 TFSIq
Audi, the German luxury car manufacturer, has been announced the launch of the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSI quattro, the most recent addition to its luxury SUV range in India. With the addition of the 2.0 TFSIq engine, the Audi Q3 is now the most powerful in the compact luxury SUV segment in India. The Audi Q3 customer can now choose between the performance packed 2.0 TFSIq and the highly efficient 2.0 TDIq engines. The new Audi Q3 2.0 TFSIq is priced at Rs 27,37,000 onwards (ex-showroom Maharashtra).
 
The Audi Q3 2.0 TFSIq with 155 kW / 211 hp reaches a maximum torque of 300 Nm between 1,800 and 4,900 rpm and develops its power evenly, leading to a fascinating driving experience. In combination with the standard seven speed S tronic, the four-cylinder unit accelerates the Audi Q3 2.0 TFSIq from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 230 km/h. The start-stop system in 2.0 TFSIq enhances efficiency bringing it to 11.72 km/l. The 2.0 TFSIq engine has been voted the 'International Engine of the Year' in its category for 5 consecutive years, by a jury of leading motoring journalists from around the world. The Audi Q3 range is also powered by a diesel engine - the 2.0 TDIq.
 
Eros, Sony Come Together In A Co-Production Deal
Eros International Media (Eros International), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry and Multi Screen Media Private Limited (Sony Entertainment), one of the largest Indian television network will co-invest and co-produce Shashant Shah’s Bhajathe Raho.
 
Eros and Sony Entertainment will jointly produce and distribute the film which is currently under production. Directed by Shashant Shah who has previously directed Chalo Dilli for Eros, Bhajathe Raho stars an ensemble cast of Tusshar Kapoor, Ranveer Shorey, Vinay Pathak, Ravi Kissen, Dolly Alhuwalia and others. A fun potboiler, it’s a slice of life film looking at a mid-year release.
 
PM Powerpack Launches ‘Recharge+’
PM Powerpack Solutions, a manufacturer of mobile phone batteries has launched ‘Recharge+’, a power bank with 2,600 mAh battery capacity. Recharge+ is the only portable mobile charger to be manufactured in India to address the need for longer and better battery life. The charger takes approximately four hours to charge and delivers idle discharging for up to 180 days. Power Bank is priced Rs 1,499 and available in two colors, Black & White.
 
This ultra slim device is a game changer for all smart phone users. Technology has changed the world and is evolving at a frenetic pace. Mobiles for instance, have moved beyond being a mere functional device to a must-have gadget with multiple uses.
 
Recharge+ comes with warranty of 12 months thereby ensuring unmatched after-sales service for the end users.  It is equipped with a power button, with an LED light and a micro USB input port and has an inbuilt short circuit which protects it from getting damaged by overcharging. Power bank is synonymous with high quality and durability; it works on SAMSUNG SDI Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.