Blue Pearl Software and Japan’s CM Engineering Collaborate to Improve FPGA/SoC Design Quality

Blue Pearl Software Inc., announced that it is collaborating with Japan’s CM Engineering Co. Ltd. to help Japanese companies looking to improve the quality and reliability of their FPGAs and SoCs.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (PRWEB) December 03, 2020

Blue Pearl Software Inc., today announced that it is collaborating with Japan’s CM Engineering Co. Ltd., a wireless communication, FPGA/SoC design and verification services company, to help local Japanese companies looking to improve the quality and reliability of their FPGAs and SoCs. The collaboration includes a free Clock Domain Crossing (CDC) trial service from CM Engineering, featuring CDC analysis with Blue Pearl Software’s Visual Verification Suite™.

With the CDC trial service, CM Engineering will perform a no-cost CDC analysis using the Visual Verification Suite’s CDC analysis solution for companies who register and provide the appropriate design information. As part of the trial service, CM Engineering will deliver the CDC result summary report

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Apple hires venture capitalist Josh Elman to help improve App Store discovery

Apple has hired Josh Elman, a prominent venture capitalist and former vice president of product at stock-trading app Robinhood, to help it improve iOS app discovery in the App Store. Elman announced the news via his Twitter account on Monday, saying he’s also leaving his role as a board partner at the firm Greylock Partners and as a board member of prominent tech companies like Discord and Medium.

Elman joining the App Store team may help improve the iPhone maker’s relationship with developers after a rather rough year in which Apple’s stewardship of the App Store has been called into question by critics, rivals, and regulators. For instance, Elman is previously a board member of and investor in Houseparty, the chat app acquired by Fortnite creator Epic Games.

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Grand Rapids economic development group working to improve the success rates for Black businesses plans HQ

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Area Black Businesses (GRABB) is still aggressively working on plans to construct the organization’s first-ever headquarters on the city’s Southeast Side, according Jamiel Robinson, founder and chief executive officer.

The economic development social enterprise, launched in July 2013, works to expand opportunities for Black businesses in the Metro Grand Rapids area. The proposed headquarters, District 2012, will be located at 2012 Eastern Ave. SE in Seymour Square, a business district in one of Grand Rapids Opportunity Zones known as Southtown.

Robinson said the District 2012 headquarters there will serve as a hub for entrepreneurship, innovation and culture.

“GRABB having its HQ located in this business district attracts new resources, investments that benefit existing residents and brings new Black businesses to the area,” Robinson said.

“We also believe being there will ignite action from residents, small businesses, community organizations and other local economy stakeholders around

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Combining Mixed Reality Tech With Brain Signals Could Improve Rehabilitative Medicine

A new headset and software platform allows researchers and developers of mixed reality programs the opportunity to incorporate signals from the brain and body into their technology, something that has wide potential for use in rehabilitative medicine.

Virtual and augmented reality has already been used to treat patients with a range of psychiatric disorders including ADHD, PTSD and anxiety, but this tech could help improve how effective it is.

“You can use virtual reality to put people into those environments and throttle how intense the experience is, but if you could know how intense the reaction is that someone is having, you can decide whether to dial it up a little bit, or dial it down a little bit just to make sure that they’re not overwhelmed by the immersion,” says Conor Russomanno, CEO of OpenBCI, a Brooklyn-based startup that developed the Galea headset.

Another application of the technology, is

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How Hasty uses automation and rapid feedback to train AI models and improve annotation

Computer vision is playing an increasingly pivotal role across industry sectors, from tracking progress on construction sites to deploying smart barcode scanning in warehouses. But training the underlying AI model to accurately identify images can be a slow, resource-intensive endeavor that isn’t guaranteed to produce results. Fledgling German startup Hasty wants to help with the promise of “next-gen” tools that expedite the entire model training process for annotating images.

Hasty, which was founded out of Berlin in 2019, today announced it has raised $3.7 million in a seed round led by Shasta Ventures. The Silicon Valley VC firm has a number of notable exits to its name, including Nest (acquired by Google), Eero (acquired by Amazon), and Zuora (IPO). Other participants in the round include iRobot Ventures and Coparion.

The global computer vision market was pegged at $11.4 billion in 2020, a figure that is projected to rise to more

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M&M uses Dassault Systemes solutions to improve vehicle design

New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) French 3DExperience major Dassault Systemes on Tuesday said Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) is using its Simulia applications to improve vehicle design and achieve a faster time to market vehicles.

The use of the Simulia applications at Mahindra Research Valley (MRV), Tamil Nadu is also helping the company meet safety regulations and emission norms, reduce costs and improve fuel efficiency, Dassault Systemes said at the 3DExperience conference 2020 India on design, modelling and simulation.

Mahindra & Mahindra uses these solutions to transform its vehicle design process and improve efficiency across the product development lifecycle for its portfolio of passenger vehicles, farm and tractor division, and electric vehicles.

“At MRV, for all our vehicles’ design, development and production, we are driven by the vision to get it ‘first time right and every time right’,” Sitarameswara Sarma Akella, Vice President- Automotive Sector, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., said in

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Verbit raises $60 million to improve enterprise-focused transcription software

Verbit today announced the close of a $60 million series C round ($10 million of which is debt) that the company says will bolster its product R&D efforts. Verbit CEO Tom Livne, speaking to VentureBeat via email, said the infusion will also lay the groundwork for merger and acquisition opportunities as Verbit pursues new verticals, increases the number of languages its platform supports, and hires employees to expand its international reach.

The voice and speech recognition tech market is anticipated to be worth $31.82 billion by 2025, driven by new applications in the banking, health care, and automotive industries. In fact, it’s estimated that one in five people in the U.S. interact with a smart speaker on a daily basis and that the share of Google searches conducted by voice in the country recently surpassed 30%.

Livne, who cofounded Verbit.ai with Eric Shellef and Kobi Ben Tzvi in 2017, asserts

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Extreme Networks and Deutsche Telekom Launch a New Cloud-Driven LAN Service to Improve Network Capability and Flexibility

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Extreme Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: EXTR), a cloud-driven networking company, today announced a strategic partnership with Deutsche Telekom to launch the next generation of Telekom’s managed net-based LAN service, NBLS 2.0, which is now available to customers.

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Telekom will leverage ExtremeCloud™ IQ, the market’s only cloud management platform offering unlimited data access, as part of the company’s managed net-based LAN service portfolio. With ExtremeCloud IQ, Telekom will enable customers in more than 20 countries with proactive monitoring, reporting of SLA compliance, and other unique metrics via a service that offers security, flexibility, and scalability at a reduced delivery cost. Specifically, Telekom’s customers can now take advantage of Extreme’s industry-leading unlimited data offering for ExtremeCloud IQ subscribers to gain unparalleled insights on network activities and performance via one centralized management tool.

As a benefit to all of Telekom’s existing net-based LAN service (NBLS)

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Banning Porn Is a Bad Idea. There Are Other Ways To Improve the Internet

It’s 2020, and some conservatives are still hellbent on banning online porn.

Matt Walsh, a Daily Wire columnist and a culture warrior if there ever were one, wants the state to “have a role” in regulating adult content. Sohrab Ahmari, op-ed editor of the New York Post, insists that adult content “isn’t free speech—on the web or anywhere.” Newsweek‘s own opinion editor, Josh Hammer, has lamented at First Things that “today’s self-proclaimed liberty-minded ‘conservative’ vanguard defends licentiousness by invoking the mantle of freedom.”

And writing on the other side of today’s “Debate of the Week,” Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, has spent a good portion of his career discussing his concerns about adult entertainment and, more specifically, access to it.

As everyone is aware by now, I am a constitutional conservative. I am a Christian. I am an occasional columnist at The Federalist, whose

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Salesforce’s push to improve equality has yielded slow results so far

  • Salesforce is known as a leader on social change, exemplified by hiring Tony Prophet as its first ever chief equality office in 2016.
  • There’s no clear roadmap for businesses to follow when changing diversity and progress is often slow, but in four years, Salesforce’s diversity numbers have barely budged. 
  • Business Insider spoke to 18 current and former Salesforce employees, diversity and inclusion experts, as well as Prophet himself to learn how Salesforce’s Office of Equality operates and why its hasn’t seen faster results. 
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When employees arrive at Salesforce’s imposing 61-story tower in San Francisco’s South of Market district, it’s not uncommon to be greeted by Tony Prophet. The 58-year old executive, impeccably-dressed, regularly works the lobby like

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