CASABLANCA, Morocco, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Vivo Energy, Resolution Call, HPS Worldwide, Webhelp, Teleperformance, Comdata, Hilti, Arval, Masen, Chaabi LLD, Nestle, Promamec, Roche, Nomac were awarded the best place to work in Morocco for 2018, according to the annual Workplace program driven by the global research firm BPTW and Best Companies Group USA. Best Places to Work program is an international program providing employers in different regions the opportunity to learn more about the engagement and satisfaction of their employees and honor those who deliver an outstanding work experience. Additionally, The Best Places To Work certification is awarded to companies with the highest standards of excellence in regards to working conditions.

"We are convinced that the key to the success of any organization lies in the quality of its Human Capital and we strive to preserve our most precious wealth the Women and Men who constitute the beating heart of our Company," said M. Asaf SASAOGLU, General Manager de Vivo Energy Morocco, a downstream petroleum company operating in 16 countries across Africa that encompass the supply, storage, distribution, and retail of a range of petroleum products.

"I am extremely proud of our teams, they knew how to challenge themselves, carry the strategy to make our organization a successful company," says Mazigh BENHALLA, CEO of Resolution Call Morocco, a subsidiary of a leading French group in the telecommunications and internet access market.

"It is with great joy that we receive for the second year in a row the Best Place to Work Award in Morocco," said Corinne Schamber, CEO of Teleperformance Morocco, the worldwide leader in outsourced omnichannel customer experience management.

"We work continuously to make our employees feel confident and recognize HPS. as the ideal environment for their personal and professional growth," said Brahim Berrada, Managing Director of HPS Worldwide, an innovative payment solutions and services company at the forefront of the international payment industry.

"Webhelp is fully committed as a responsible company and concerned about the well-being of its employees for more than 15 years. Our slogan: Work Hard and Have Fun!", said M. Philippe BROUTIN, Managing Director of WebHelp Morocco, a international leader in outsourced customer relationship management.

"We offer him the opportunity to carve out his scope of work, flexibility in his execution and the right to share results and merit," said Mohamed Naoufal LAHLOU, General Manager of Promamec Morocco, a leading manufacturer and distributor of medical products.

"Respect for our employees and our customers is one of our greatest values," said M. Bruno LE CICLE, CEO of Nestlé Morocco, the world leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness company.

"Our human capital is our strength and pride, this belief is part of our core values ​​that define our working methods and the relationships we have with our employees," said Mohamed ANIS, HR Director of COMDATA Group Morocco, a multinational leading BPO company specialized in customer experience activities.

"The management team's job is to create an environment that allows the employees to grow while having a common goal: customer satisfaction," according to Clément VERNOUD, Managing Director of HILTI Morocco, a multinational company that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the construction, building maintenance, and mining industries, mainly to the professional end-user.

"We promote a collaborative environment of sharing and respect with the taste of the challenge is in our DNA," said M. Obaid AMRANE, Director of MASEN, the agency in charge of leading the solar projects in Morocco.

"At Roche Morocco, we are committed every day to the equality and well-being of our employees; we make sure that all staff can benefit from an open, innovative working environment that is conducive to the development of everyone," said Dr. Bart VANHAUWERE, General Manager of Roche Morocco, a Swiss multinational healthcare company that operates worldwide in Pharmaceuticals and Diagnostics.

"We value our employees and provide a workplace in which competent, talented and dedicated professionals can flourish," said Kamal SID, General Manager of NOMAC Morocco, a leading Operation & Maintenance (O&M) service provider for water desalination and power generation plants.

"This recognition validates the commitment of companies in Morocco to provide the employees with a positive work environment that challenges and encourages them to develop personally and professionally," said Hamza Idrissi Program Manager for Morocco  


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The global gas insulated switchgear market is estimated at USD 18.48 billion in 2018 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.73% to reach USD 28.09 billion by 2023. This growth is primarily due to rise in renewable power generation, increasing investments in the transmission & distribution infrastructure, escalating energy demand, limitations of space availability in densely populated urban areas, and government initiatives towards improving electricity access.

The medium voltage gas insulated switchgear is expected to grow at the highest CAGR.
Medium voltage gas insulated switchgear is expected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2018 to 2023.The market is primarily driven due to the rapid improvement in the power distribution sector through the implementation of smart grid and smart metering technology.

This equipment is mainly used by the core sector, power generation, infrastructure, transportation, and distribution system industries. The medium voltage gas insulated switchgear segment is further segmented into primary distribution and secondary distribution.

Asia Pacific: The largest market for variable speed generators.
Asia Pacific is expected to account for the largest market share of the global gas insulated switchgear market in 2018.This trend is projected to continue till 2023.

It is the most populated region in the world and consequently witnesses a high demand for electricity.Countries such as China, Japan, and India are investing in their grid expansion projects to increase distribution grid reliability.

China accounted for the largest share of the gas insulated switchgear market in Asia Pacific in 2016 and has the highest installed generation and distribution capacity.The country, which is an export-oriented economy, has witnessed exponential growth in the demand for electricity in the past couple of decades, fueled by industrialization and infrastructural developments.

Almost all the countries in the region are augmenting their generation capacities. India, China, and Indonesia are investing heavily in their hydroelectric power projects. Japan, China, and India are also emphasizing on nuclear and solar power generation to meet their increasing energy demand. This has led to rise in investments in the transmission & distribution sector by connecting renewable energy generation to the grid and are expected to drive the growth of the gas insulated switchgear market in Asia Pacific.

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In-depth interviews have been conducted with various key industry participants, subject-matter experts, C-level executives of key market players, and industry consultants, among other experts, to obtain and verify critical qualitative and quantitative information, as well as to assess future market prospects.

The distribution of primary interviews is as follows:
• By Company Type: Tier 1- 48%, Tier 2- 38%, Tier 3- 14%
• By Designation: C–Level- 20%, Director Level- 35%, Others- 45%
• By Region: North America-25%, Europe-24%, Asia Pacific-30%, South America-8%, Middle East-11%, and Africa-2%

Some of the prominent players in the market include ABB (Switzerland), Siemens (Germany), Hitachi (Japan), Toshiba (Japan), and Nissin Electric (Japan).

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The report defines, describes, and forecasts the global gas insulated switchgear market by type, installation, voltage, end-user, and region.It also offers a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the market.

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PEKING, 15. března 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Společnost JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO), jeden z největších světových výrobců vysoce výkonných solárních článků, dnes oznámila, že od roku 2016 získala již třetím rokem za sebou ocenění „Top Brand PV Seal 2018" od agentury EuPD Research, přední mezinárodní výzkumné a poradenské společnosti.

Agentura EuPD Research je v evropském solárním průmyslu dobře známa. Na základě komplexních průzkumů mezi společnostmi zabývajícími se fotovoltaickými instalacemi a koncovými uživateli uděluje agentura EuPD Research ocenění vynikajícím firmám v celém odvětví. Výsledky průzkumu mají silnou referenční hodnotu pro zákazníky, kteří vybírají vysoce kvalitní solární produkty. Jako držitel patentu na technologii PERC poskytuje společnost JA Solar vysoce výkonné produkty a vynikající služby zákazníkům, které jsou na evropském trhu atraktivní a mezi evropskými zákazníky si získaly solidní pověst.

Viceprezident společnosti JA Solar pan Cao Bo uvedl: „Společnost JA Solar si udržuje své vedoucí postavení na evropských trzích včetně Německa, Spojeného království, Nizozemska, Švýcarska a Rakouska. Navíc se společnost stala jedním z nejoblíbenějších partnerů pro distributory a velké instalační společnosti. JA Solar bude pokračovat v modernizaci technologií a zlepšování servisních řešení a poskytovat tak svým zákazníkům vysoce spolehlivé solární moduly a špičkové služby."

O společnosti JA Solar

Společnost JA Solar, která byla založena v roce 2005, se zavázala poskytovat moduly s vysokou konverzí, vysokou spolehlivostí a vysokou účinností solárních produktů. S 11 zařízeními po celém světě podniká ve více než 100 zemích světa. Do konce roku 2017 dodala společnost JA Solar kumulativní výkon přesahující 27 GW, což představuje 10 % světového trhu.

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ПЕКИН (BEIJING), 15 марта 2018 г. /PRNewswire/ -- Компания JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd.  (код Nasdaq: JASO), один из крупнейших мировых производителей высокоэффективных фотоэлектрических продуктов, сегодня сообщила о присуждении ей знака «Top Brand PV-2018» от ведущей международной фирмы в сфере рыночных исследований и консалтинга EuPD Research. Этот знак вручается компании уже в третий раз подряд, начиная с 2016 года.

EuPD Research пользуется высокой репутацией в европейской фотоэлектрической отрасли. На основании комплексного опроса отраслевых компаний и конечных потребителей их продукции фирма EuPD Research присуждает наиболее выдающимся производителям собственный знак качества. Результаты опроса служат важным критерием при выборе высококачественных фотоэлектрических продуктов потребителями. Являясь обладателем патента PERC, компания JA Solar предоставляет высокопроизводительные изделия и превосходный клиентский сервис, завоевавшие высокую репутацию у клиентов на европейском рынке.

Вице-президент JA Solar г-н Цао Бо (Cao Bo) прокомментировал: «JA Solar продолжает удерживать лидерские позиции на рынках различных стран Европы, включая Германию, Великобританию, Нидерланды, Швейцарию и Австрию. Кроме того, компания сумела войти в число самых предпочтительных партнёров для региональных дистрибьюторов и крупных монтажных организаций. В дальнейшем мы продолжим модернизировать технологии и оптимизировать сервисные решения, предоставляя своим клиентам высоконадёжные солнечные модули и превосходное обслуживание».

О компании JA Solar

Основанная в 2005 году компания JA Solar специализируется на создании солнечных модулей с высокими показателями преобразования энергии, надёжности и коэффициента отдачи. Предприятие располагает 11 производственными базами по всему земному шару и осуществляет свою деятельность более чем в 100 странах мира. По состоянию на конец 2017 года совокупный объём поставок продукции JA Solar превысил 27 ГВт, что составляет 10% от общего объёма мирового рынка.

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DOVER, N.J., March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Casio America, Inc. is honored to announce the upcoming availability of the new EDIFICE EQB900DB-2A timepiece. Equipped with a variety of new technology and features while sporting a clean, mid-size case with dynamic design, the EQB900DB-2A makes a statement on the wrist of any consumer. 

"We are constantly looking to enhance the products we produce for consumers and the EQB900-2A is proof of that," said David Johnson, Vice President of Casio's Timepiece Division. "From the design to the technology, this timepiece was created to impress. The functionality fits the needs of any consumer and we've continued to build on the outstanding aesthetics that the EDIFICE line is known for."

The EQB900-2A is connected via Casio's Smartphone Link capability, which means that this timepiece will automatically pair with the wearer's smartphone by pressing a dedicated Bluetooth® connection button. An Accurate Time System automatically connects to the internet via the wearer's smartphone four times a day to acquire timekeeping information and keeps the watches time, time zone and DST settings accurate. 

In addition, Tough Solar functionality enables the timepiece's batteries to charge via solar panels on the watch. Other features on the elegant EQB900-2A include Phone Finder, Super LED Light, one-push reset, 300-city world time, and water resistance up to 100 meters, and more.

Casio's EDIFICE EQB900-2A will be available this April for a MSRP of $320 at select jewelry and watch retailers, as well as ShopCasio. For additional information on Casio's EDIFICE collection of timepieces, please visit

Casio's EDIFICE collection reflects a distinct sense of style by providing men with features that are ideal for professional and weekend lifestyles. The collection speaks to upwardly, mobile men whose goals lie anywhere from the boardroom to the ballpark. With a variety of aristocratic, sleek styles, Casio's EDIFICE timepieces possess features including multi-layered dials, world time, daily alarms, and more. Made with strong, comfortable band materials of resin and stainless steel, each style exudes an attractive, sophisticated look. For additional information on Casio's EDIFICE line of timepieces, please visit

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Casio America, Inc., Dover, N.J., is the U.S. subsidiary of Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, one of the world's leading manufacturers of consumer electronics and business equipment solutions. Established in 1957, Casio America, Inc. markets calculators, keyboards, mobile presentation devices, disc title and label printers, watches, cash registers and other consumer electronic products. Casio has strived to realize its corporate creed of "creativity and contribution" through the introduction of innovative and imaginative products. For more information, visit

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FELTON, California, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS) consists of many Nano electro mechanical components embedded in semiconductor chips. It is made of micro circuits which consists of different sensors which are embedded and other components are placed upon. MEMS devices have application in various fields due to their higher efficiency rates and low costs. The Global MEMS market is expected to grow at a dynamic rate for the forecast period owing to growing applications in many sectors such as automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, defence and healthcare. Healthcare and consumer electronics are main driver of this industry. In various devices this technology is used as Sensor fusion.

Sensor fusion is software that enables fusing of data from several different sensors to compute something which can't be determined by single sensor alone. It enables motion tracking, context awareness and augmented reality. The solution enhances customer experience with portable devices. MEMS technology is used in mobile phone as sensors and micro phones. In healthcare industry it is used in hearing aid devices, pedometer and lab on chips devices. In automotive industry it is used in Crash sensing device, vehicle dynamic control, rollover detection and antitheft system.

MEMS devices are gyroscopes, acceleration sensors, ink jet heads, pressure sensors, radio frequency MEMS, silicon microphones and micro bolometers. Major application areas include consumer, space/military, automotive, medicine and telecommunication. A huge completion amongst the competitor is forcing them to reduce the prices, which is hampering the profit of the industry. Revenue from the market is less due to its competitive nature and is affecting the growth of the industry.

Industry wise it can be segmented it is segmented as automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics, defence and healthcare. Automotive industry uses the mems technology extensively. Passenger cars or commercial vehicles needs sensitive sensors and mems technology is cheaper, reliable and effective. Pressure sensors are most widely used in automobile industry. Increase in demand for automotive is a driver in MEMS technology. In Europe and America, the MESM technology based sensor is expected to grow.

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Consumer's electronics segment also uses MEMS technology. A washing machine or a mobile device uses various sensors which are supported by MEMS technology. This technology has a huge application in harvesting renewable energy. In solar energy harvesting this technology is used to absorb energy and convert it in usable form. Hence MEMS has a huge potential market. Market of MEMS is divided into Oscillators Pressure Sensors, Accelerometers, Microphones, Gyroscopes, and Radio Frequency MEMS.

Microelectromechanical Systems market is segmented on 5 regions North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and MEA. North America regional market includes the U.S. and Canada. Europe regional market includes European Union, CIS and other non-member states. Asia Pacific regional market includes Japan, China, India, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia. Latin America mainly includes Brazil, Mexico, and other South American countries. MEA comprises Middle East and African countries.

North America is the largest market for MEMS but Asia Pacific region is expected to grow at a tremendous rate. North America is the largest market for MEMS used in medical devices. Asia pacific has observed an increment in the medical requirement assistance hence it is a potential market expected to have a drastic growth rate in near future.

Key players in Micro-electro-mechanical system industry are include Robert Bosch, Texas Instruments, Knowles electronics, InvenSense, AKM, Honeywell, Canon, Panasonics, Hewlett Packard, Denso, Avago Technologies, Seneata, Analog Devices Inc., Lexmark, Autoliv, Inc., Aptina Imaging Corporation, CASCO, Bourns, Inc., Corrsys-DatronSensorsysteme GmbH, Continental AG, Custom Sensors & Technologies, CTS Corporation, Inc., Kavlico Corporation, BEI Sensors, Denso Corporation, Delphi Corporation, Freescale Semiconductor Inc.,, ELESYS North America, Inc.,TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and TT electronics plc. InvenSence Inc. technology has developed fabrication platform which enables integration of standard MEMS with CMOS in a small and cost effective water level solution.

The latest technology development in MEMS is the INS380SA, is a complete inertial navigation system consists of built-in 48-channel GPS receiver. Smart Sensing technology enables a turnkey system with better than 0.01 m/s velocity measurement accuracy. The integrated 3-axis magnetometer allows for accurate operation when the GPS signal is lost or when the vehicle comes to a stop. Car-Ele Japan is a new technology launched by Bosch in 2016. It is a MEMS sensor used in light electric vehicles such as e-Scooters and e-Bikes.

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Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2024) 

  • Automotive
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Industrial
  • Healthcare
  • Others

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  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • UK
  • Germany
  • Asia Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

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    DAEGU, KOREA, March 15, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- It has been a month since '3020 renewable energy implementation plan' of the government was announced. Solar light field is the core in this policy with the long-term goal of the government to cover 20% of the electricity production by renewable energy sources such as solar and wind power by the year of 2030. 63% of the plan is covered by solar power, which is expected to have a great riffle effect on the industry. Accordingly, solar power companies will be focused more in the 15th Green Energy Expo held on April 4th.

Global companies are paying attention on Green Energy Expo, the world's top 10, Asia top 3, and the largest renewable energy exhibition in Korea, as a consequence of the new renewable energy policy of the government. The Green Energy Expo, which a great number of global solar energy equipment companies participated in, has been reorganized to focus on solar power system companies such as solar battery, solar battery panel, and inverter.

In the fierce competition of global solar module companies, half of the global top 10 solar battery, solar battery panel manufacturing companies in the year of 2017, has completed their application for the exhibition, and the half of the world top 10 solar light inverter companies will show their products, which proves the solar light market is growing.

At this event, among global top 10 companies, JinkoSolar(Module No. 1, Battery No. 5), Trina Solar(Module No. 2, Battery No. 3), JA solar(Module No.4, Battery No. 10), TW Solar(Battery No. 7), Shunfeng-Suntech(Module No. 9, Battery No. 10), TW Solar(Battery No. 7), more than the half has confirmed their participation and the rest companies are also discussing the scale.

According to a report in 2017 by IHS Markit(UK), a professional global market analysis facility, the No. 1 and No. 2 of the worldwide solar light inverter supply amount(MW) are Huawei and Sungrow of China, and No. 3 is SMA Solar Technology of Germany, No. 4 is TMIC of Japan, and No. 5 is ABB of Switzerland.

Among those companies mentioned above, Huawei(China), Sungrow(China), SMA(Germany) and ABB(Swizerland) has confirmed their participation, and Solaredge(Israel), KACO new energy(Germany) and GOODWE(China) have a plan to participate.

Domestic solar light market getting fierce day by day
Chinese global solar light companies such as Astronergy, AIKO Solar, HT-SAAE, AKOME, Haeron, Seraphim, Sinosolar, and Amerisola, are preparing for Korean market entry.

While domestic large companies such as Hanwha Q Cells, LG Electronics, and LSIS occupy half of the market, overseas major companies are expected to accelerate their entry to Korean market, which shows that Korean solar light market faces the second take-off stage, and the development of the situation is paid attention to afterwards.

As for Korean solar battery(module) companies, Hyundai HYMS(Hyundai Heavy Industries affiliation), Hyundai Green Energy, and Shinsung E&G will participate in, and as for Korean solar light system specialty companies, I-solar, Nemo Eng, Parang Eng, Hyundai Aluminum, CS tech, Ebisu, and KW Solar Tech will participate in. DASS tech, HEX Power System, EKOS, Hephzibah, and INCELL will prepare inverters and energy storage system(ESS) and participate in.

The 3020 renewable energy implementation plan and announced in last December is a blueprint for the government to foster active renewable energy industries and to secure sustainable energy sources. The government is preparing a strategy for the gradual promotion of large-scale project development to prepare for future energy conversion. Energy public organizations promoting and managing large-scale projects such as KEPCO, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.(KHNP), Korea South-East Power Co., Ltd., and Korea Gas Corporation will participate in as large-scale booths.

Various high-quality programs are held simultaneously since ever. Along with the 'RE 3020 policy', various events are held simultaneously for 3 days, for vitalization of solar light in rural areas, discovery of energy new industries based on core technologies of the 4th industry, and support of overseas market entry of enterprises of middle standing and small and mid-sized enterprises.

"The 15th Green Energy Expo will provide ideal business platform of renewable energy industry for future energy conversion along with the government renewable energy 3020 policy," said Kim Sang-Wook, the president of EXCO, and "In Korean solar light market facing the second take-off stage, the participation of overseas global companies has been confirmed, and I'm looking forward to the participation of Korean solar light major companies such as Hanwha Q Cell and LG Electronics." He also added a comment, "We will make efforts to create a matching program for supply expansion and new overseas market opening for Korean renewable energy for enterprises of middle standing and small and medium-sized enterprises."

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Photonics products have attained greater traction in recent years due to their energy-saving capabilities and durability. These products are set to redefine the way we look at many day-to-day applications. Their environment-friendly nature which helps to keep carbon footprints in check, will be another factor augmenting the growth of the photonics market on a global platform. The global photonic crystals market, in terms of value, is estimated to witness growth at a CAGR of 8.5% between a period of 2017 though 2021. The increasing demand as well as growth rate for photonic crystals in the market is attributed to their growing usage in applications of optical fiber, LED, image sensors, and solar & photovoltaic (PV) cell, among others, in the industrial, aerospace & defense, life sciences & healthcare and other end-use industries. Active stocks today include: Zecotek Photonics Inc. (OTC: ZMSPF) (TSX-V: ZMS), Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW), NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO), Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (OTC: SIEGY).

Zecotek Photonics Inc. (OTC: ZMSPF) (TSXV: ZMS.V) BREAKING NEWS: Zecotek Photonics, a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for healthcare, industrial and scientific markets, is pleased to announce that it has signed a marketing and distribution agreement with the Shanghai Fortune Techgroup Co. Ltd., a China-based authorized distributor of integrated circuits and related optoelectronic products, to generate sales of its patented LFS crystals to customers in China.

"The Shanghai Fortune Techgroup is a well-established distributor of photonic technologies with customers in China and around the world, and we are very pleased that they will now include our patented LFS scintillation crystals on their product list," said Dr. A.F. Zerrouk, Chairman, President, and CEO of Zecotek Photonics Inc. "The partnership with the Fortune Techgroup was prompted by the recent equity investment into Zecotek Imaging China by a local investor, and it complements the existing relationship we have with the Shanghai EBO Optoelectronics Company. Zecotek will be able to leverage their broad networks and experienced sales teams both in and out of China. Furthermore, due to the size and the financial strength of the Fortune Techgroup, Zecotek will also be able to take advantage of more favorable payment terms which will improve cash flow and minimize customer payment risks. With better payment terms offered through distributers, crystal production and handling will be more finely tuned with improved efficiencies. We look forward to initiating production at our new facility and working closely with the Fortune Techgroup to sell our crystals."

Shanghai Fortune Techgroup Co. Ltd. is publicly traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (300493.SZ) with a market cap of approximately $700 million and annual sales of $300 million (2016) from the distribution of a wide range of technical products and support services including integrated circuit application solutions to global customers. There is a natural synergy with Zecotek's LFS crystals and the other optoelectronic products currently distributed by Fortune Techgroup. Fortune group will aggressively market the LFS crystals through its broad sales networks in China and around the globe. Read this and more news for Zecotek Photonics at: 

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Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is currently demonstrating its latest optical fiber innovation at the 2018 Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, California. Corning® TXF(TM) fiber enables high data-rate transmission over longer spans and extended reach for improved network flexibility and lower network cost. TXF fiber, an ultra-low loss, silica-core fiber with large effective area, is ITU-T G.654.E compliant, highlighting the industry`s recognition of the value that large effective-area fiber can bring to the terrestrial market.

NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN), a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced hybrid photonic integrated circuit based modules and subsystems for bandwidth-intensive, high speed communications networks, also announced it is demonstrating its 64 Gbaud Coherent Optical Sub-Assembly (COSA) at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibition in San Diego. The NeoPhotonics 64 Gbaud COSA is based on the same technology as its industry leading ICR product line and its recently introduced Coherent Driver Modulator (CDM) and integrates these two functions into a single compact package. The 64Gbaud COSA is designed to work with NeoPhotonics ultra-narrow linewidth external cavity Nano-ITLA to achieve high optical performance in a form factor compatible with coherent pluggable OSFP modules.

Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ: NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, last month announced that its IMPULSE®+ integrated metrology platform has been selected for high-volume process control at a leading-edge DRAM manufacturer. With this selection, the IMPULSE+ with NanoDiffract® software is providing insight for transistor, storage node, and interconnect advanced process control for sub-20nm DRAM devices. These systems will be deployed in conjunction with Atlas® III automated systems to provide a comprehensive fab-wide process control solution.

Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (OTC: SIEGY) News: At the 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, Siemens Healthineers showcases new additions and updates to its Digital Ecosystem, an open and secured environment for healthcare stakeholders that houses a range of digital offerings from Siemens Healthineers and other partners based on shared healthcare data. Within the Siemens Healthineers cloud, different data sources can be integrated and processed, supporting a large variety of application types. To date, almost 2000 institutions from roughly 50 countries take part in the Digital Ecosystem, continuously feeding data into this platform to derive insights based on innovative applications and services. Siemens Healthineers leverages digitalized healthcare solutions like the Digital Ecosystem to cultivate the vast amounts of data produced through diagnostic images, laboratory results, and more enabling healthcare providers to address current healthcare challenges and provide value-based care to patients.

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LONDON, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CleanEquity® Monaco 2018, the forum for emerging sustainable technology companies, hosted by Innovator Capital and the Monaco Economic Board, closed on Friday, 9th March with the Awards Ceremony in the presence of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

An independent panel of judges, chaired by His Serene Highness, selected BBOXX as winner of the award for Excellence in the Field of Environmental Technology Commercialisation.

Mungo Park, Chairman of Innovator Capital commented: "BBOXX's technology has the potential to impact millions of lives, in areas where it is needed most. Providing clean energy, at affordable cost, is an important challenge that needs addressing under growing populations. I congratulate them on their progress so far and look forward to seeing them succeed."

BBOXX is a next generation utility making a big impact in the developing world with its smart solar systems, driven by a mission to provide energy to 20 million people by 2020. The company believes that there is an opportunity to leapfrog straight to smarter solutions, using solar power and pioneering technology to bypass expensive traditional grid infrastructure, and to provide an on-grid experience to communities living in an off-grid setting, powering economic growth and transforming lives.

BBOXX recently launched Pulse – a cloud-based task management platform, which enables distributed businesses to improve efficiency and enhance customer service. Pulse overcomes many of the big obstacles that distributed energy companies experience in Africa, for example managing customers, products and employees that are spread out across remote locations.

BBOXX already operates in 35 countries, mainly in East Africa, with large operations in Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and most recently Togo. BBOXX began its operations in Togo in 2017 after winning a government contract to roll out 300,000 off-grid solar home systems across the country – and recently this initiative received a significant boost following the completion of a pioneering debt finance deal worth US$4 million with local bank Union Togolaise de Banque (UTB).

Mansoor Hamayun, CEO of BBOXX said: "We are thrilled to win this prestigious award. It is fantastic recognition of how we our putting our smart technology to work, powering growth and transforming lives of some of the world's poorest communities. 

"Over 1 billion people across the world are without access to reliable electricity. It is a serious issue and we believe that our technology and our relentless focus on innovation will provide part of the answer to this pressing global challenge."  

CleanEquity thanks, in particular: Prince Albert II of Monaco's Foundation, Cohesion Investments, Covington & Burling, Cision, Cranfield University, easyGroup, Hobbs & Towne, the Monaco Economic Board, Parkview, Shell Foundation and STRATIS Impact.

CleanEquity Monaco will be returning to the Principality of Monaco in March 2019.

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BOSTON and WASHINGTON, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2017, the U.S. solar market expanded, adding double-digit gigawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) additions for the second year in a row. According to the newly released U.S. Solar Market Insight Report 2017 Year-in-Review from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the solar industry installed 10.6 gigawatts (GW) of new PV capacity in 2017, led by strong growth in the corporate and community solar segments.

While overall growth was down from the 15 GW installed in the record-shattering 2016, last year's capacity addition still represents 40 percent growth over 2015's installation total.

"The solar industry delivered impressively last year despite a trade case and market adjustments," said SEIA President and CEO Abigail Ross Hopper. "Especially encouraging is the increasing geographic diversity in states deploying solar, from the Southeast to the Midwest, that led to a double digit increase in total capacity."

The non-residential market segment got its moment in the spotlight in 2017, growing 28 percent year-over-year, notching its fourth straight year of annual growth. Last year in particular saw an "explosion" in the community solar market, led by Minnesota and Massachusetts.

"Minnesota headlined a banner year for community solar, with more megawatts installed in that state than total U.S. community solar installations in all of 2016," said Austin Perea, GTM Research solar analyst and co-author of the report. "We expect community solar to diversify geographically in 2018, with Maryland and New York to be key growth markets for the sub-segment beginning this year." 

However, the residential and utility-scale segments saw installations fall on an annual basis for the first time since GTM Research and SEIA began publishing the report in 2010.

The year-over-year downturn for the utility segment in 2017 was largely expected, due to the massive influx of installations seen in 2016 as projects were rushed to completion before the anticipated expiration of the 30 percent federal Investment Tax Credit. The report notes that uncertainty surrounding the Section 201 tariffs caused many projects to be postponed or canceled, while interconnection delays and PURPA project cancellation resulted in many projects spilling over into 2018.

Of the top 10 state markets for residential solar in 2016, only two saw annual growth in 2017. However, 25 of the 44 states tracked in the report saw year-over-year growth in annual residential PV installations with several states climbing up in the rankings.

Florida managed to break into the top 10 states for the first time since 2011, jumping to the No. 10 spot for cumulative solar capacity installed. Over the last year, South Carolina also saw big gains, moving up 9 spots in the new rankings to No. 18 in the U.S.

California and North Carolina remain the two largest solar states after adding the most and second-most capacity in 2017, respectively.

Because of the federal and state policy changes and market dynamics, GTM Research lowered its base-case forecast for 2018-2022 by 13 percent. Still, total installed U.S. PV capacity is expected to more than double over the next five years, and by 2023, more than 15 GW of PV capacity will be installed annually.

Key findings from the report include:

  • In 2017, the U.S. market installed 10.6 GWdc of solar PV, a 30% decrease year-over-year from 2016.
  • In 2017, 30% of all new electric generating capacity brought online in the U.S. came from solar, ranking second during that period only to natural gas.
  • Q4 2017 saw price increases in most PV market segments stemming from increases in module costs. This was due to a global shortage of Tier 1 module supply and the uncertainty spurred by the Section 201 petition. However, the price increases were mitigated by falling prices in racking and inverters, improving operating efficiencies, and likely margin compression.
  • The residential PV sector fell 16% from 2016. This contraction was driven by weakness in California and major Northeast markets, which continue to feel the impact of pullback from certain national installers that have shifted away from rapid-expansion strategies.
  • In contrast to residential PV, the non-residential sector grew 28% year-over-year, primarily driven by regulatory demand pull-in from looming policy deadlines in California and the Northeast, in addition to the continued build-out of a robust community solar pipeline in Minnesota.
  • Voluntary procurement, rather than state-mandated Renewable Portfolio Standards, will continue to be the primary driver of new utility PV demand, anticipated to drive 1/3 of utility build-out in 2018.
  • GTM Research forecasts another 10.6 GWdc of new PV installations in 2018.
  • In response to the impact of Section 201 and corporate tax reform, GTM Research has reduced its total U.S. solar PV forecasts by 13% from 2018E-2022E since the last edition of this report. 
  • Total installed U.S. PV capacity is expected to more than double over the next five years, and by 2023, over 15 GW of PV capacity will be installed annually.

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GTM Research, a division of Greentech Media, provides critical and timely market analysis in the form of research reports, data services, advisory services and strategic consulting. GTM Research's analysis also underpins Greentech Media's webinars and live events. Our coverage spans the green energy industry including solar power, grid modernization, energy storage, energy efficiency and wind power sectors.

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SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--M.A. Mortenson Construction (Minneapolis, Minnesota), which provides engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to energy and infrastructure projects across North America, is involved in nearly $9.2 billion worth of active projects, according to Industrial Info's project database. More than half of the projects are attributed to the Power Industry and include generation from wind, solar and natural gas; about $4 billion worth are set to begin or finish construction this year.

Within this article: Details on some of the highest-valued projects involving M.A. Mortenson that are under construction or set to kick off in the coming quarter, including those from major companies such as Aksamit Resource Management, Geronimo Energy LLC, MidAmerican Energy Company, Xcel Energy Incorporated and NextEra Energy Incorporated.

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SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - March 15, 2018) - Envision Solar International, Inc., (OTCQB: EVSI) ("Envision Solar," or the "Company"), the leading renewably energized EV charging, outdoor media and energy security products company, announced that another Department of Energy National Laboratory will deploy EV ARC™ units to provide emissions-free EV charging for its fleet vehicles.

Many DOE National Laboratories are in the process of transitioning their fleets to zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs). The EV ARC™ products' ease of deployment and environmental impact-free installation coupled with the truly emissions-free driving it delivers were major factors in the Lab's decision to select the EV ARC™ over grid-tied options.

"We are honored that more Department of Energy Laboratories are selecting the EV ARC to charge their fleet vehicles," said Envision Solar CEO Desmond Wheatley. "We are looking forward to enabling the driving on sunshine experience for their entire fleet and employees and visitors too."

In many locations fleet vehicles are electrifying faster than the general driving public. So far this year, the mayors of LA, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle have partnered on a Request for Information for 24,000 electric fleet vehicles and 30 other major cities are seeking the same information. According to Bloomberg, the landmark EV order has an estimated price of $10 billion. Envision Solar views fleets as a major opportunity and is currently supplying New York and many other cities.

Invented and manufactured in California, the patented EV ARC™ fits inside a parking space, but does not reduce available parking, and generates enough clean solar electricity to power up to 225 miles of EV driving in a day. The system's solar electrical generation is enhanced by EnvisionTrak™ which causes the array to follow the sun, generating up to 25% more electricity than a fixed array. The energy is stored in the EV ARC™ product's energy storage for charging day or night, and to provide emergency power during grid failure. Because the EV ARC™ product requires no trenching, foundations or installation work of any kind, it is deployed in minutes and can be moved to a new location with ease. EV ARC™ products are manufactured in the company's San Diego facility by combat veterans, individuals with disabilities, and other minority demographics and highly talented, mission-driven team members.

About Envision Solar International, Inc.
Envision Solar,, is a sustainable technology innovation company whose unique and patented products include the EV ARC™ and the Solar Tree® with EnvisionTrak™ patented solar tracking, SunCharge™ solar Electric Vehicle Charging, ARC™ technology energy storage, and EnvisionMedia solar advertising displays.

Based in San Diego, the company produces Made in America products. Envision Solar is listed on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol [EVSI]. For more information visit or call (858) 799-4583.

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BEIJING, March 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq: JASO), one of the world's largest manufacturers of high-performance solar power products, today announced that it has been awarded the "Top Brand PV Seal 2018" from EuPD Research, a leading international market research and consulting firm, for the third time in a row since 2016.

EuPD Research is well recognized in the European photovoltaic industry. Based on the comprehensive surveys among photovoltaic installation companies and end users, EuPD Research awards the seal to excellent companies across the industry. The survey results have a strong reference value for customers selecting high-quality photovoltaic products. As a PERC patent holder, JA Solar provides high-performance products and excellent customer service that are attractive in the European market, and has earned a solid reputation among European customers.

Mr. Cao Bo, Vice President of JA Solar, commented, "JA Solar has continued to maintain its leading position in the European markets, including Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Austria. Additionally, the Company has become one of the most popular partners for distributors and large installers. JA Solar will continue to upgrade technologies and enhance service solutions, providing its customers with high-reliability solar modules and superior services."

About JA Solar

Founded in 2005, JA Solar is committed to provide modules with high conversion, high reliability and high yield efficiency solar products. With 11 facilities around the world, the company does business in more than 100 countries. By the end of 2017, JA Solar has cumulative shipments of over 27GW, accounting for 10% of the global market.

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