"Upin & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris in Cinemas 21st March 2019"

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- In 2009, Les' Copaque Production created a phenomenon when Malaysia's first 3D animated film to accumulate an impressive amount of cinematic sales. Now after a decade, the nation’s number one animation company will produce its second 3D animated film entitled "Upin  & Ipin: The Lone Gibbon Kris". It is expected to be an extraordinary phenomenon leading from the popularity of everyone’s beloved animated twins.

The film, with the production cost of almost RM  20  million, fully utilizes the expertise of local talents. Therefore, it is anticipated to boost the quality of the local animation industry to a higher level comparable to international animation. The date of the premiere, March 21st, is in line with the school holidays, and it is hoped that this film will be the ultimate choice for the whole family. This is because the 3D animated series “Upin & Ipin” itself is a favourite of children, parents, and even grandparents.

LeddarTech Joins Baidu´s Apollo Autonomous Driving Open Platform

LeddarTech joins Baidu’s Apollo autonomous driving open platform with its LiDAR products through an open source SDK

QUEBEC CITY, Jan 8 (Bernama) --
LeddarTech, an industry leader providing the most versatile and scalable auto and mobility LiDAR platform, announced the integration of LeddarTech’s LiDAR products into Apollo, Baidu’s autonomous driving open platform.

LeddarTech’s products will now be compatible with Apollo 3.5, the latest version of the platform, through the integration of an open source software development kit (SDK) which will facilitate the development for Tier-1 suppliers, OEMs, and other application developers who wish to use LeddarTech products within the Apollo open platform.

Fusionex privileged to host Jack Ma-chaired China Entrepreneur Club

PETALING JAYA, Malaysia, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- Fusionex International was honored to be the sole technology company in Malaysia to host the China Entrepreneur Club (CEC) at its office. The Chinese delegation, led by its president and former China Merchants Bank President Ma Weihua, visited Fusionex in the hopes of fostering stronger relationships and exploring collaborative opportunities between both countries.

In China, CEC is the premier platform for business leaders and whose chairman is Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group. Founded by 31 of China’s most prominent magnates, economists, and diplomats, the CEC is also a hub for Chinese entrepreneurial exchange, cooperation, and international collaboration.

Platinum Equity to Acquire Singapore-Based PCI Limited

LOS ANGELES, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- Platinum Equity announced today that Pagani Holding III Limited ("Offeror"), an indirectly wholly-owned subsidiary of investment funds and entities affiliated with and advised by Platinum Equity, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PCI Limited (“PCI”), a Singapore-listed electronics manufacturing services provider, for S$1.33 in cash per share. The transaction is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval and is expected to close in 2Q 2019.

PCI provides design, manufacturing, testing, and supply chain services to an expanding global customer base. The business serves diverse end-markets, including the automotive, industrial equipment, commercial, consumer/lifestyle, and medical segments.

Toshiba Announces 16TB MG08 Series Hard Disk Drives

Industry’s largest capacity 16TB hard disk drives deliver new level of storage density and improved power efficiency.

TOKYO, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (“Toshiba”) announces MG08 Series, the industry’s largest capacity 16TB[1][2] Conventional Magnetic Recording (CMR) HDD. With 33% more capacity than today’s widely adopted 12TB drives, and 14% more capacity than prior 14TB models, MG08 16TB drives are compatible with the widest range of applications and operating systems, and adapted to mixed random and sequential read and write workloads in both cloud and traditional datacenter environments.

The MG08 Series is Toshiba’s second-generation helium-sealed HDD family, and eighth-generation Enterprise Capacity HDD family. Toshiba has delivered its industry-leading 16TB capacity and improved power efficiency by utilizing the 9-disk helium design, introduced last year in 14TB models, and its own advanced precision laser welding process to ensure the helium remains sealed inside the drive case. The MG08 features 7,200rpm performance, a 550TB per year workload rating[3], a 2.5 million-hour MTTF[4], a 512Mib cache buffer[5], and a choice of SATA and SAS interfaces—all in an industry-standard, 3.5-inch[6] form factor.

DXB Welcomes Billionth Passenger

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Jan 8 (Bernama) --Following the official announcement earlier today from HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President & Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Airports and representatives from across the aviation sector and the emirate of Dubai gave the airport’s billionth warm welcome to nine-year-old Arjun and his family who arrived this morning from Orlando, Florida on Emirates flight EK220.

At a celebration held in DXB earlier today, Arjun along with his mother Ramya, father Venkatesh and thirteen-year-old brother Varun, were personally greeted by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports and warmly welcomed on this, their first visit to Dubai. They were also delighted with details of an unforgettable and surprising set of experiences that showcase Dubai’s longstanding reputation for excitement, luxury and modern Arabic hospitality, organised for the next few days of their trip.

DXC Technology to Acquire Leading Digital Innovator Luxoft

TYSONS, Va. & NEW YORK, Jan 8 (Bernama) -- DXC Technology (NYSE: DXC) and Luxoft Holding, Inc (NYSE: LXFT) today announced a definitive agreement for DXC to acquire Luxoft, a global-scale digital innovator with differentiated offerings, deep vertical industry expertise and world-class digital talent.

Pursuant to the agreement between DXC and Luxoft, all of the issued and outstanding Luxoft Class A and Class B ordinary shares will receive $59.00 per share in cash, representing a total equity value of approximately $2 billion.