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March 18, 2022

Research and Markets : Examination of the Market for Advanced PWB

Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14000) has announced the addition of Technology and Market of Advanced PWB to their offering.

(PRWEB) March 18, 2022 -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14000) has announced the addition of Technology and Market of Advanced PWB to their offering.

A printed wiring board (PWB) is the foundation both literally and figuratively for virtually all electronics in the world. It is the platform upon which electronic components such as integrated circuit chips and capacitors are mounted. The PWB, or printed circuit board (PCB) provides both the physical structure for mounting and holding electronic components as well as the electrical interconnection between components. A PWB consists of a non-conducting substrate (typically fiberglass with epoxy resin) upon which a conductive pattern or circuitry is formed. Copper is the most prevalent conductor, although nickel, silver, tin, tin-lead, and gold may also be used as etch-resists or top-level metal. There are three types of PWBs: single-sided, double-sided, and multilayer. Single-sided boards have a conductive pattern on one side only, double-sided boards have conductive patterns on both faces, and multilayer boards consist of alternating layers of conductor and insulating material bonded together. The conductive layers are connected by plated through-holes, which are also used to mount and electrically connect components. PWBs may also be either rigid, flexible, or a combination of the two (rigid-flex).

When the electronic components have been mounted on the PWB, the combination of PWB and components is an electronic assembly, also called a printed wiring assembly (PWA). This assembly is the basic building block for all larger electronic systems, from toys to toasters to telecommunications.

These electronic systems, in turn, support every other critical technology in the United States. To quote the Council on Competitiveness from their 1991 Gaining New Ground report, "Electronic components are playing an especially important role in driving improvements in information and communication technologies, which in turn are enabling advances in all manufacturing and service industries."

PWBs play a crucial role in these improvements because advances in electronic packaging and interconnections reduce the size and cost of electronic devices while boosting performance. Progress in PWB technology and manufacturing drives U.S. competitiveness in both existing products and new technologies. The U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and the European Community all include electronic systems and components on their critical technology lists.

The following areas are discussed in depth inside the report:
(1)Latest technological trends of advanced PWBs such as Stack Press Multi-layer (SPM), Filled via Stacked Via, all layers IVH Construction, Embedded.

(2)Trends in the PWB market and analysis to the PWB industry based on detailed survey. The analysis covers each manufacturer’s sales amount based on PWB processing technologies such as RCC-type/PP-type and application such as cellular phones/PDAs. A standard cost of an advanced PWB in the market is also surveyed.

(3)Trends in the market based on application such as cellular phones, digital still cameras (DSC), PDAs, flip chip BGA package substrates and multi chip modules (MCP).

(4)Detailed Analysis of 40 major PWB manufactures that covers each marker’s Production and technical trends based on processing methods and application.

Other Areas Mentioned includes:
Buildup Substrate Technology
Stack Press Multi-layer (SPM) Substrate
Technologies, Types and Features (By K. Takagi)
Technical Trend of Build-Up PWB
Market analysis of SBU substrate
Market analysis by applications
Worldwide electronic products market
Digital Still Camera (DSC)

DSC demand forecast by region and shipping price
TV game machine demand forecast by region and shipping price
Market analysis of SBU substrate by major region

Study of major manufacturer’s

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/c14000

Laura Wood
Senior Manager
Research and Markets
Fax: +353 1 4100 980

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March 15, 2022

Foxconn Expands Distribution by Adding ASBIS

ASBIS, a leading supplier of computer components to the EMEA emerging markets, has signed an Authorized Distributorship Contract with Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of cable assemblies and motherboards and the largest manufacturer of PC connectors and enclosures.

Limassol, Cyprus (PRWEB) March 15, 2022 -- ASBIS, a leading supplier of computer components to the EMEA emerging markets, has signed an Authorized Distributorship Contract with Taiwan-based Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., one of the world's largest manufacturers of cable assemblies and motherboards and the largest manufacturer of PC connectors and enclosures.

According to the agreement signed at ASBIS’ head office in Cyprus, the company is now authorized to distribute all products bearing the Foxconn brand including motherboards, chassis, and coolers. The agreement covers all territories of ASBIS’ current operation.

Chris Day, General Manager Foxconn Channel, said: “Foxconn specifically targeted ASBIS as a key distribution partner due to their proven track record in computer component sales and their extensive market presence across Europe, Middle East and Africa. This gives both parties an unparalleled platform to build on. We are looking forward to successful co-operation with ASBIS over the coming years.”

The new partnership will promote the distribution and sales of Foxconn products throughout 26 countries with distribution centers located in Holland, the Czech Republic, United Arab Emirates and Finland. ASBIS will enable distributors, resellers and computer users to obtain Foxconn products locally through ASBIS offices. Under the terms of the agreement, Foxconn will provide three years warranty for motherboards and two years warranty for chassis, power supply, coolers, and card readers.

According to Yuri Ulasovich, ASBIS’ VP Product Marketing, “Foxconn products represent the features our customers appreciate most – they are innovative, reliable, and provide highest quality. No wonder that some of the largest OEMs like Intel, Hewlett-Packard and Dell co-operate with Foxconn on a long-term basis. We are positive about this partnership’s huge potential and expect it to yield excellent results.”

ASBIS is one of the largest suppliers of computer components in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) markets. The privately-owned company with headquarters in Cyprus and 38 offices in 26 countries plays a significant role in global supply chain with around 15,000 product items in its portfolio and the annual turnover reaching USD 755 million in 2004.

Today the company serves more than 12,500 active customers in 70 countries via 4 distribution centers and 33 local warehouses across its expanding regions. ASBIS combines extensive knowledge of the local markets it serves with a strong international team of over 600 employees bringing value to both its vendors and customers. ASBIS offers its clients not only a complete set of components and building blocks for manufacturing PCs, servers or notebooks, but also a unique pre- and post-sales service.
For more information about ASBIS please log on to www.asbis.com

About Foxconn
Foxconn is the registered trade name of Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. Hon Hai is a global leader in providing mechanical and electromechanical solutions to the communications, consumer, and computer industries. The world's largest manufacturer of PC connectors and enclosures, Hon Hai is also one of the world's largest manufacturers of cable assemblies and motherboards - almost 33 million motherboards having been produced in 2004 (second highest volume in the world).

Founded in 1974, and listed on the Taiwan stock exchange in 1991, Hon Hai has well in excess of 160,000 employees being the largest private sector company in Taiwan, and is the largest exporter from mainland China. Market capitalization exceeds $12 billion USD. Sales in 2004 exceeded $16 billion USD.
For more information about Foxconn please visit www.foxconn.com

Victor Lukyanov
PR Manager
ASBISc Enterprises Ltd.
Tel. +375 17 2147762 (ext.227)

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March 03, 2022

Douglas H. Patterson has Been Named Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Aitech Defense Systems

Chatsworth, CA (PRWEB) March 3, 2022 -- Douglas H. Patterson has been named Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing for Aitech Defense Systems, Inc, a world leader in the development and manufacture of board and system level products for harsh environment defense and aerospace applications. In his new position, Patterson will be responsible for the development and implementation of Aitech’s global sales and marketing strategies and programs.

In making the announcement, Aitech CEO Roger Rowe stated that, “Doug is one of the rugged embedded industry’s most renown, experienced and capable professionals. He helped launch the harsh environment open architecture concept that we now call COTS almost two decades ago and has been continually involved in key industry advances since then. With our new emphasis on the North American market, we needed someone with the proven industry, marketing and technical expertise that Doug has demonstrated throughout his career.”

Prior to joining Aitech, Patterson served as director of business development for the Government Group of SBS Technologies, Inc., Albuquerque, N.M, a manufacturer of a wide range of standard and customized embedded computer products used in such industries as telecommunications, medical electronics, industrial automation, defense and aerospace. Before joining SBS, Patterson served as director of marketing for VISTA Controls, a Curtiss-Wright company. There he managed the company’s IR&D; program and developed successful marketing communications and media awareness programs.

Patterson has also served as director of marketing for Ixthos, the DSP center of Dy4 Systems based in Leesburg, VA and as marketing manager for military systems for SBS Embedded Computers division of SBS Technologies, Inc., a designer/manufacturer of standard and custom board- and system-level computer subsystems and subassemblies for defense, industrial, telecommunications and commercial applications. He also served as marketing manager, single-board computers and systems products, for Dy4 Systems Inc., Kanata, Ontario, Canada, a designer and manufacturer of COTS VMEbus board, chassis and system-level products for the rugged and defense markets.

Patterson launched his career in the harsh environment embedded market while serving as marketing manager for Radstone Technology, Montvale, NJ. There he helped to first introduce the concept of off-the-shelf, COTS/NDI (commercial off-the-shelf/non-developmental items) open standard architecture military products with the industry’s first technical trade publication article on the subject (published in Electronic Products in 1987). Following that, Patterson became a frequent contributor to the trade press and to technical conferences on this then nascent but emerging technology.

A native of Connecticut, Patterson has been active in VITA (the VMEbus International Trade Association), PICMG (PCI Manufacturers Group), the IEEE and other ANSI-accredited standard groups. He has been published widely in industry-related trade publications and has participated on many industry-related symposia, panels, and conferences. He has an ASEE from Connecticut State Technical University and a BSEE from Sacred Heart University. Patterson also holds several U.S. and European technical patents.

About Aitech
Established in 1983, Aitech offers, military and space-qualified, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products for defense and aerospace applications, radiation tolerant and MIL-SPEC solutions, VMEbus and Compact PCI boards, enclosures and systems, and hardware subsystem integration and configuration management services. In addition, Aitech utilizes its broad base of off-the-shelf products and technologies to develop customer-specific solutions, deliver superior cost-performance and reliability, and expedite time to market. Applications for its products range from mission processors, fire control and mission control subsystems for ground vehicles, surface and subsurface naval platforms, tactical and strategic fixed-and rotary-wing aircraft, to low- and high-earth orbit space vehicles.

For more information please call 866-388-0712, visit www.rugged.com

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February 09, 2022

TechRestore, Inc. Announces Stainless Steel Hinge Repair Program for PowerBook G4 Titanium Systems

TechRestore, Inc announced today that they have begun offering a worldwide PowerBook G4 LCD hinge replacement service using stainless steel hardware. The replacement stainless steel hinge assembly is over 50% stronger than the standard hinges and offers the ultimate in protection against future failures

Concord, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- TechRestore, Inc announced today that they have begun offering a worldwide PowerBook G4 LCD hinge replacement service using stainless steel hardware. The replacement stainless steel hinge assembly is over 50% stronger than the standard hinges and offers the ultimate in protection against future failures.

“The TechRestore team has performed thousands of G4 Titanium hinge repairs since the systems introduction in 2001,” said Shannon Jean, Founder and President of TechRestore. “With our new Stainless Steel hardware, we’ve increased the strength of the hinge area dramatically.”

The TechRestore hinge replacement service is a complete, door-to-door overnight service for customers in the continental U.S. Customers outside the U.S. use our Self-Restore program to send in their PowerBooks for the hinge service. Once a repair is scheduled, a RestoreBox is sent via overnight courier to the customers home, office or school where their system is picked up and brought back overnight to TechRestore. Within 48-hours of receipt, the hinge replacement is completed and the system is sent back to the customer’s location via overnight courier.

The Stainless Steel Hinge Repair Program is just $349 which includes all overnight shipping charges, repair parts and installation. The standard hinge replacement service is available for just $299. The hinge repairs are performed in an anti-static and dust-free environment by a TechRestore Certified Technician.

“We’re thrilled to have our new Stainless Steel hinges to offer our customers,” said Jean. “They offer a new level of protection for G4 Titanium owners and eliminate the worry over hinge problems.”

About TechRestore
Created out of a passion for the products we sell and service, the TechRestore team has been selling and repairing mobile products since 1994. Founded in 2004, TechRestore brings together an unmatched repair and product expertise team to provide sales and support for portable electronics devices such as PowerBook and iBook computers, iPod audio players and more. After more than a decade of providing solutions for our customers, we’ve still kept our sense of wonder about how fortunate we are to work with these fantastic products and people each day. TechRestore customers can rest assured that while their products may fail them, TechRestore never will.

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The MySpot(TM)200 Remote Controlled, Self Powered Parking Barrier System Now Features A Low-Battery, Early-Warning Capability

The MySpot 200, a self-powered remote controlled parking barrier engineered to block designated parking space entry and exit, now features a 5-second operational time delay to notify users that the radio system’s batteries will soon need replacement.

West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- Designated Parking Corp., a premier designer and manufacturer of parking and access control systems, today announced the inclusion of a low-battery, early-warning feature for the MySpot(TM) 200 parking system. The MySpot 200, a self-powered remote controlled parking barrier engineered to block designated parking space entry and exit, now features a 5-second operational time delay to notify users that the radio system’s batteries will soon need replacement. Batteries are only necessary for remote activation of the barrier as the MySpot 200 itself requires no external power supply. The system is uniquely engineered to obtain its operating power solely from a proprietary hydraulic spring mechanism that captures and stores energy from the weight of the vehicle. Because of its patented design, the MySpot 200 offers a cost-effective, user-friendly, maintenance-free solution to unauthorized use of reserved parking spaces, access ramps, and driveways. The FCC/CE compliant MySpot 200 is supplied “ready to install” and requires less than 30 minutes to mount. It may be secured to paved surfaces utilizing supplied bolts and anchors, or glued using an optional epoxy kit. No digging or site preparation is necessary.

The MySpot 200’s built-in time delay is developed to ensure uninterrupted use, and optimize reliability and safety. When the radio system’s standard “D” batteries run low (typical battery life 2-3 years) an additional 5-second delay will occur prior to the barrier’s response. This delayed response will continue for 50 cycles, allowing the user ample time to replace the batteries. Upon the 51st time-delayed activation, the system shuts itself down and “plays dead” in the open (down) position to preclude drivers from being blocked in or out of their designated parking spots. The time-delay early-warning method was selected in lieu of buzzers or flashing LEDs as both options consume battery current, buzzers are an annoyance, and flashing LEDs are too easily overlooked. Moreover, a delayed reaction intuitively indicates low power. Each MySpot 200 can accommodate 15 individual standard or common code three-button HomeLink(R) Compatible US HT keychain transmitters, while each transmitter can operate up to nine adjacent MySpot 200s.

In addition to the keychain transmitter, the MySpot 200 system is comprised of a PowerPod module, IdlePod mounting module, and barrier. The proprietary energy storage mechanism, batteries, and electronics are housed within the rugged and durable cast-aluminum PowerPod module, which is sealed to withstand harsh environment, water, and debris. The available torque on the shaft is 140 in-lb. Measuring 43” (109 cm) long and 16.5” (42 cm) tall, the standard barrier is supported by the PowerPod module on one side and by the IdlePod module on the other. A weather-resistant, reflective “reserved” label is provided standard, however customized labels are readily accommodated. The PowerPod module is supplied with steel mounting plates to permit easy removal and replacement of the pods for road maintenance or to relocate the MySpot 200 system.

To enter a designated parking space, the user just sends a remote command from the keychain transmitter. The coded command releases a lock allowing gravity to lower the barrier. The energy to raise the barrier is then captured and stored in the hydraulic spring mechanism of the PowerPod module when the vehicle drives over it. Once the vehicle has parked or exited the space, the user simply depresses a button on the transmitter to raise the barrier. The raised barrier is a perceived theft deterrent for parked vehicle as it blocks unauthorized movement. Should excessive force be applied to the barrier, a self-resetting defense mechanism will absorb the impact and will disengage it from the PowerPod module to preserve the integrity of the module. The barrier is then returned to its raised position when the force is removed.

Designated Parking’s system is engineered for the highest reliability, and tested to 20,000 up/down cycles representing over 10 years (at five cycles per day). It is designed for use by cars and light trucks weighing up to 10,000 lbs./5 tons. The device may be confidently employed in varied indoor and outdoor public and private sector parking applications including offices, apartments/condominiums, hospitals, colleges/universities, airports, municipal and retail parking lots, along with remote driveways. The MySpot 200 system may be ordered with built-in functionality to facilitate handicapped parking, or custom engineered for coin-parking applications.

Pricing for the MySpot 200 system is $640.00 each. Quantity discounts are available by contacting Designated Parking Corp. Delivery is from stock to 6 weeks.

For more information, and to download literature and manuals please visit www.designatedparking.com.

About Designated Parking Corporation
Headquartered in West Orange, NJ, Designated Parking Corp., and its principals have been designing and manufacturing award-winning, high-volume security systems for the automotive, commercial, industrial and residential markets since 1972, and are recognized worldwide for technical expertise in garage door control systems. Designated Parking’s product development and engineering operation is located in NJ, though products and systems are produced in partnership with a world-class ISO 9000 Certified manufacturer in Shenzhen, China. Products are sold through a global network of authorized distributors.

Designated Parking Corp.
10 Ridge Road
West Orange, NJ 07052
973/669-8214; Fax: 973/669-5161
Contact : Rudor (Dori) Teich

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Selectron Celebrates 45 Years of Business in 2005

2005 marks the 45th Anniversary of Selectron, Inc. Selectron is a privately held company, headquartered in Portland, Ore

Portland, OR (PRWEB) February 9, 2022 -- 2005 marks the 45th Anniversary of Selectron, Inc. Selectron is a privately held company, headquartered in Portland, Ore. Founded by Ray Stevens in 1960, as a communications company, Selectron’s first product was the first commercial telephone-answering machine. The product, called AnsaPhone, was a mechanical product that lifted the handset up and positioned it over an answering machine, which would then play a recorded greeting and record a message.

In 1978, Selectron installed its first security system for First National Bank of Oregon (First Interstate Bank). The system was the first proximity card access control system installed in the State of Oregon using new technology from Schlage Electronics. Since 1978, Selectron has grown to be the largest system integration company in the region. In 2003 and 2004, Selectron was recognized in Security Dealer Magazine as one of the nation’s Top 100 Integrators.

Over the past 10 years, Selectron has experienced significant growth in the Integrated Security market with clients in Commerce, Healthcare, Transportation, Education, Government, as well as Industry.

About Selectron, Inc.
Selectron provides consultation, design, installation, and long-term service to help you solve your unique security challenges. Our 45 years of experience and wide product selection offers you the best in Access Control, CCTV, Digital Video Recording, Intrusion Detection, Photo ID and other electronic security systems.

Selectron’s clients include Nike, Tri-Met, Mentor Graphics, adidas America, Portland State University and Legacy Health Systems. For more information, please contact:

Rhiannon West
Selectron, Inc.
(503) 670-5208

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February 02, 2022

Vishay Siliconix Half-Bridge N-Channel MOSFET Drivers Feature 1-A Drive Capability for up to 50-V Systems and Impedance Under 1 Ohm

The new SiP41103, SiP41104, and SiP41105 dual MOSFET drivers, which drive both the lower and upper MOSFETs in a half-bridge configuration, work in systems with supply voltages from 4.5 V up to 50 V.

Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- Siliconix Incorporated (NASDAQ: SILI), an 80.4%-owned subsidiary of Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH), today announced four new high-speed, half-bridge n-channel MOSFET driver ICs designed for use in high-frequency, high-current, single- and multiphase dc-to-dc switching power supplies, including one driver with a brake for brushless motor control applications.

The new SiP41103, SiP41104, and SiP41105 dual MOSFET drivers, which drive both the lower and upper MOSFETs in a half-bridge configuration, work in systems with supply voltages from 4.5 V up to 50 V. Designed to supply output currents up to 1 A, these three drivers operate at switching frequencies of 250 kHz to 1 MHz with a driver impedance of less than 1 ohm, allowing for reduced capacitor and inductor size. The new SiP42101, which is equipped with a brake function for motor drive applications, operates at 50 kHz.

The family's break-before-make logic prevents shoot-through currents in the external MOSFETs as well as the internal bootstrap diode, which drives an n-channel high-side MOSFET that reduces the number of external components. A shutdown/control pin is used to enable the drivers, and a synchronous enable pin is additionally provided on the SiP41103 and SiP41105 to allow disabling of the low-side or "synchronous rectifier" MOSFET to maximize efficiency at light power loads.

An undervoltage lockout feature prevents driving of the MOSFET gates when the supply voltage (at VDD) is less than is specified, thereby ensuring that output MOSFETs are only turned on when sufficient gate voltage is present. The devices have a shutdown quiescent current of less than 5 microamps.

All four new MOSFET drivers are available in both standard and lead (Pb)-free packages. The SiP42101 and SiP41103 have an MLP33-10 package, while the SiP41104 has an SO-8 package and the SiP41105 a TSSOP-16 PowerPAK. They are rated for operation over the -40 to +85 degrees Celsius industrial temperature range, with applications including high-current synchronous buck (step-down) converters, multiphase dc-to-dc converters, asynchronous-to-synchronous adaptations, and computer dc-to-dc converters. The SiP42101 joins Siliconix's existing family of motor drivers, including the popular Si9986, which has integrated 1-A MOSFETs.

Samples and production quantities of the SiP42101, SiP41103, SiP41104, and SiP41105 are available now, with lead times of 8 to 10 weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery in 1000-piece quantities is $1.96 for the SiP41101 and $1.83 for the SiP41103, SiP41104, SiP41105, and SiP42101.

Siliconix is a leading manufacturer of power MOSFETs, power ICs, analog switches, and multiplexers for computers, cell phones, fixed communications networks, automobiles, and other consumer and industrial electronic systems. With 2003 worldwide sales of $392.1 million, the Company's facilities include a Class 1 wafer fab dedicated to the manufacture of power products in Santa Clara, Calif., and an affiliated Class 1 wafer fab located in Itzehoe, Germany. The Company's products are also fabricated by subcontractors in Japan, Germany, China, Taiwan, and the United States. Assembly and test facilities include a company-owned facility in Taiwan, a joint venture in Shanghai, China, and subcontractors in the Philippines, China, Taiwan, and Israel.

Vishay, a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, rectifiers, transistors, optoelectronics, and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, and transducers). The Company's components can be found in products manufactured in a very broad range of industries worldwide. Vishay is headquartered in Malvern, Pa., and has operations in 17 countries employing over 26,000 people. Vishay can be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.

Links to product datasheets:
http://www.vishay.com/doc?73176 (SiP42101)
http://www.vishay.com/doc?72718 (SiP41103)
http://www.vishay.com/doc?72706 (SiP41104)
http://www.vishay.com/doc?72719 (SiP41105)

Links to product photo:
http://www.wallstcom.com/vishay/sip42101.zip (hi-res)
http://www.wallstcom.com/vishay/sip42101.jpg (low-res)

Editorial contact:
Bob Decker, Wall Street Communications +1 415 409 0233

Worldwide reader contacts
Web: www.vishay.com
Phone (samples): 1 619 336-0860

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SLS International Appoints Steven Hicks and Dell Furano to its Board of Directors

Successful Entertainment Industry Directors to Bring Marketing Expertise and Relationships to Accelerate Adoption of Cutting-edge Speaker Technology

Springfield, MO (PRWEB) February 2, 2022 -- SLS International, Inc. (OTCBB: SITI) announced today that it has appointed R. Steven Hicks and Dell Furano to its Board of Directors. Mr. Hicks is currently Chairman of Capstar Partners, LLC while Mr. Furano, is CEO of Signatures Network. Each are well-known in the entertainment industry and have built Several widely recognized and highly successful companies.

I am pleased to join SLS International's Board at such a key juncture for the company," said Mr. Hicks. "The company has invested heavily to develop promising technology that offers a unique audio experience for both consumers and industry professionals. I look forward to sharing my experience in developing other entertainment companies to help SLS as it expands."

"Today, SLS has the technology, manufacturing capability and product mix to attract wide-spread consumer interest," said Mr. Furano. "I look forward to working with John and his team as they continue to develop the market. After listening to the speakers, I am even more convinced of the potential for the products and the company."

Prior to forming his new venture, Capstar Partners, LLC, which specializes in assisting early stage technology companies with growth strategies and investments, Mr. Hicks was Vice Chairman of AMFM Inc., the nation's largest owner and operator of radio stations across the US. The company merged in August, 2000 with Clear Channel Communications, Inc.

In 1996 Mr. Hicks founded Capstar Broadcasting Corporation. Capstar Broadcasting's strategy was to be a leading consolidator or middle Market radio stations across the US and by 1998 was the nation's largest holding company with 350 stations. In 1998, Mr. Hicks led Capstar Broadcasting to a successful initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange. In 1999 Capstar Broadcasting merged with Chancellor Media Corp. and in a stock swap valued at $4.1 billion.

Mr. Hicks has been a member of the Board of Directors of XM Satellite Radio, HealthTronics and numerous private companies. During over the past 33 years, he has developed extensive relationships throughout the Broadcast and entertainment industry. Mr. Hicks is a graduate of the University of Texas and the past Director of the National Radio Broadcasters Association.

Mr. Furano is presently the founder and CEO of Signatures Network, http://www.signaturesnetwork.com, a merchandising and promotional company that has the rights to market products for over 125 of the worlds leading entertainers including, U2, The Beatles, Jessica Simpson, Alan Jackson and Jennifer Lopez, among others. Prior to forming Signatures Network, Mr. Furano was the founding CEO of Sony Signatures, Sony Corp.'s entertainment, merchandising, licensing and consumer products division. While at the helm of Sony Signatures, he quickly built the division into a major entertainment licensing and branding powerhouse. Before joining Sony Pictures Entertainment, Mr. Furano teamed up with legendary music producer Bill Graham to co-found Winterland Productions, a music merchandising company. In the mid 1980's he sold Winterland to CBS Inc. Mr. Furano is a graduate of Stanford University.

"I am pleased that we were able to attract two outside Directors with such stature in the entertainment industry," stated John Gott, President and CEO of SLS International. "I look forward to working closely with them to receive their expertise and assistance in all elements of our business. Their reputation for success in our industry should create many new opportunities for us among retailers and industry professionals."

About SLS
Based in Springfield, Mo., SLS International, Inc., is a 30-year-old manufacturer and developer of new patent-pending ultra-high fidelity Ribbon Driver loudspeakers, Patented Evenstar Digital Amplifiers and sound systems for the commercial, home entertainment, professional and music markets. SLS has perfected the ribbon- driver technology enabling their loudspeakers to achieve exceptional inner detail and accuracy with 20 to 30 percent less the distortion of typical compression driver and dome tweeters. SLS speakers and systems are used in high profile venues such as NBC/MSNBC's 2002 Olympics studios in Salt Lake City -- NBC is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Electric; MSNBC is jointly owned by GE and Microsoft Corporation -- the Recording Academy's Grammy Producers SoundTable events, and for the NAMM winter show, providing sound in the AVID Technology booth. For more information, visit http://www.slsloudspeakers.com.

Matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking Statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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January 30, 2022

Studio Electronics Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Studio Electronics is a US manufacturer of synthesizers, Class A Pro Audio devices, and effects pedals located in El Segundo, CA

El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2022 -- Studio Electronics is celebrating 20 years of manufacturing synthesizers, Class A Pro Audio devices, and effects pedals. Formed in 1985 by Tim Caswell and Val St. Regis, the two began rack mounting and MIDI-fying the MiniMoog, which soon became the MIDIMINI, sounding exactly like the Moog but with the addition of several clever features. After the MIDIMINI the company introduced the Obie Rack, Obie 8, and “Harvey” 808- all rack mounted synthesizer units. In 1993 Studio Electronics unveiled the ultimate bass and lead synth, the legendary SE-1, which quickly became an indispensable tool among Film producers, T.V., Electronic Dance musicians, Hip Hop, R&B;, and Pop musicians and engineers.

At the forefront of analog synthesizer design, in 1996 the first interchangeable cartridge-based filter system was introduced with the ATC (Analog Tone Chameleon) rack mount synthesizer. The unit featured 4 modules to choose from: 303, Mini, S.E.M., and 2600, allowing the user to create a wider tonal palette than ever before possible from a single unit. In response to increased demand for more sounds and features, in 1997 the Omega 8 was released, which featured 8 voices, each of which were stereo, multi-timbral, polyphonic, and programmable, again using the cartridge-based filter system.

The SE-1X “the ultimate bass and lead synth” was introduced in 2001, which was a significant improvement upon the earlier SE-1, incorporating knobs that transmit MIDI data, LFOs that sync to MIDI clock, and 4 times the number of memory locations. In 2002 the ATC was improved with the ATC-1 and ATC-1X. 2 new Class A discrete audio products were introduced-the Pre2 and the C2s. Both Pre2 and C2s are 2 channel, single space rack mount units. The Pre2 is a microphone preamp, the C2s is a compressor/limiter.

In 2003 the company surprised the industry with the innovative ModMax effects pedal line which included a Phaser, Ring Modulator, and Filter pedals, all of which are True Bypass. The Wolftone Series of distortion pedals followed. Todd Wolfgram’s innovative designs spawned the Helium, based on a classic Octavia design but adding a Mix control to the upper octave, and the Chaos, a pick-sensitive distortion pedal capable of producing shades of Ring Modulator.

2004 saw many design refinements and improvements. 2005 marks the 20th Anniversary for the company including plans to introduce an exciting new audio product, a new pedal line, and effects devices targeted to DJ market. As well in conjunction with Paul Shriver at Synthesis Technology the classic CS80 filter is now available for the Omega series synthesizer. Please see the February 2005 issue of Keyboard Magazine for a review of the SE-1X. John 5 is currently in the studio using the ModMax pedals on his upcoming album. For further information please visit our website.

Press Contacts:
James Bellamy
V.P. of Sales and Marketing
Studio Electronics

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January 24, 2022

Fuji Novel Batteries Announces Private Label Partnership Opportunities

International Battery Manufacturer Focuses on North American Markets - Fuji Novel Batteries, one of the largest manufacturers of batteries for portable electronics and digital cameras worldwide, announces significant new opportunities for retailers to introduce their own line of high quality private label batteries that equal or outperform the leading national brands, while providing significant margins for the retailer.

(PRWEB) January 24, 2022 -- Fuji Novel is welcoming RFPs and inquiries from interested retailers.

“The private label battery category is exploding across the full spectrum of mass market retailers,” notes Russ Bongiorno, Vice President of Marketing at Fuji Novel Batteries. “With Fuji Novel, retailers have the opportunity to offer private label batteries as a part of their individualized marketing strategy, enabling them to claim higher gross profit margins and profits at competitive retail price points as they gain trademark equity and reduce capital outlays.”

Private label batteries now comprise over 10% of the overall disposable alkaline battery market, and it is one of the fastest growing segments within the private label market. Industry analysts estimate that the North American market for disposable alkaline batteries is approaching $4 billion annually.

Fuji Novel is recognized as one of the world's leading and most competitive private label battery suppliers. With over 50 years of experience in delivering its own branded line as well as private label brands for some of the world’s most recognized retailers, Fuji Novel has the capacity and distribution strength to meet the production demands of retailers across the Americas for high-quality Alkaline and heavy duty dry cell batteries.

“As consumers’ brand loyalties migrate from product loyalty to destination loyalty, retailers like Wal-Mart, Rite-Aid, and Best Buy are commanding stronger and stronger loyalty,” says Bongiorno. “With this migration comes an increased consumer willingness to choose among several different brands – creating significant inroads for well-positioned private label brands.”

The essential ingredient of a successful private label program is in reassuring both the retailer and the consumer that the quality of the product will equal or exceed the national brand choice, according to Bongiorno. Independent tests done by the well-regarded ACTS Testing Labs that indicate Fuji Novel batteries yielded comparable performance, and in some applications, actually outperformed both of the leading national brands.

Fuji Novel offers retailers several options in selecting the SKUs that will perform best within their individualized retail environment. The most common private label items for food and drug, according to Bongiorno, are the four-pack AA and AAA, one-pack 9 volt, and two-pack C and D alkaline products, which can be offered from 20% to 30% off of the retail for leading national brands. Or, if they prefer, Fuji Novel enables retailers to offer a “value program,” offering larger packs than the traditional brand packs.

“In such a hotly contested category that includes branded and private label products vying for precious retail space, Fuji Novel’s focus is to deliver the products that will drive profits for both large and small retailers in the coming years,” contends Bongiorno.

All Fuji Novel Alkaline batteries offer superior performance characteristics. Today's portable consumer electronic products like digital cameras and MP3 players are more sophisticated and require more power. As today's high-tech handheld electronics incorporate higher-speed digital processing, their hunger for battery power grows dramatically. Therefore the demands on portable power sources, especially Alkaline batteries, are skyrocketing.

State-of-the-art techniques and materials enable Fuji Novel to produce batteries of the highest quality and longest life to meet the needs of today’s consumer electronic devices. Through the use of an innovative technology that incorporates an advanced cathode material with more electrolytes in its Alkaline batteries, Fuji Novel ushered in a new era of high performance portable power.

Fuji Novel meets the highest manufacturing standards, ensuring superior product performance worldwide. All Fuji Novel branded and private label batteries undergo rigorous quality control tests that ensure exceptional operation and superior consistency, providing outstanding value for consumers every hour of every day in a myriad of portable power uses all over the world.

For over 50 years, Fuji Novel Batteries has been recognized as a market leader and innovator in the hyper-competitive battery industry. Fuji Novel pioneered the launch of Carbon Zinc battery technology in 1950, and was first to develop and market a line of Manganese batteries, launching the product line in 1969. An environmentally-conscious company, Fuji Novel was the first battery manufacturer to produce 100% Mercury Free Formula and Cadmium-free batteries. Fuji Novel manufacturers and markets batteries under its own internationally-recognized brand, and is the leading manufacturer of private-label batteries worldwide.

For more information about Fuji Novel Batteries, visit their Website at www.fujinovelbatteries.com, or in North America, call toll free at 800-224-3854.

Media Contact:
John Lonsdorf
R&J; Public Relations
(973) 331-1070

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