Catering design – Embroidery 2 U Thu, 04 Aug 2022 16:38:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Catering design – Embroidery 2 U 32 32 Technology and design veteran Ekta Jafri to lead design and experience strategy at Compass IDC Thu, 04 Aug 2022 12:25:00 +0000

04 August 2022 17:55 STI

New Delhi [India]August 4 (ANI/NewsSee): Compass Inc. (NYSE: COMP), a leading U.S.-based technology-based residential real estate brokerage and one of the youngest companies to feature in the prestigious Fortune 500 list, has announced the appointment of tech veteran Ekta Jafri as Head of Design at Compass IDC.
As Design Manager at Compass IDC, Ekta will be responsible for providing a consistent user experience on the Compass platform and will oversee the operation of the Compass IDC design team. It is ready to fulfill this mandate by using resourceful, creative and intelligent designs for an enhanced agent experience. In addition to communicating the company’s creative vision to design teams and other stakeholders, Ekta will also oversee the entire design process and all major technical decisions associated with Compass’ technology stack.
Vikram Kumar, Senior Director of Business Operations, Compass IDC, said, “Ekta’s experience as a digital product architect in industries ranging from dating to healthcare to financial services will not only allow us improve the overall technology stack, but will also allow us to serve our agents in a more efficient and streamlined manner. Ekta’s new role will be to balance commercial prerogatives while addressing the needs and pain points of real users and stakeholders, which in turn will allow us to strengthen our presence. His experience and shared vision would bring deep insights into content and UX strategy and how they work together for a product.”

Ekta Jafri, Head of Design at IDC, said, “Real estate has largely been one of the underserved sectors in terms of technology adoption and I’m thrilled to be part of such a dynamic team. and entrepreneurial spirit that is leading a wave of technological revolution across a traditional industry such as real estate. I look forward to helping create an engaging experience with lots of ideas and opinions to take that growth to the next level.”
With over two decades of experience in renowned organizations such as IBM, ACL Wireless, Monster India, NDTV Worldwide and Internet Times and others, Ekta is widely regarded as a storyteller who strives to translate the vision of an organization into a usable and monetizable product by leveraging multiple UX Strategies. She is an alumnus of Delhi University. As a technology evangelist, Ekta firmly believes that “the future will reach us on the trail of the data we provide to it”.
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Searcys St Pancras champagne bar design transformation well underway – Retail Times Tue, 02 Aug 2022 10:31:00 +0000

DesignLSM, the award-winning hotel design agency, is working with Searcys to redesign and evolve its iconic Champagne Bar at St Pancras International, reimagining this iconic hotel destination, highlighting the brand’s heritage in champagne and fine dining , with a touch of indulgence.

Executing an attractive and glamorous appearance that suits the stunning listed architectural surroundings, the concept draws inspiration from the prestigious heritage of the Searcys brand, complemented with a modern twist.

A long-standing British restaurant institution with high-quality craftsmanship and excellence in hospitality at its heart, Searcys is distinguished by its collection of restaurants, bars, cafes and self-contained event spaces located in prestigious locations around across the UK, including The Gherkin, 116 Pall Mall and The Pump Room in Bath.

Allan Heard, Chief Operating Officer of Searcys, comments: “To celebrate Searcys’ 175th anniversary this year, we feel it is more than fitting to revamp the iconic champagne bar and gateway to London and the UK at St Pancras International. With Victorian elegance at heart, we are looking for a more flexible and varied seating configuration – from cozy nooks for two to spaces for large parties and celebrations. At the bar, we put more emphasis on our signature drink, champagne, to showcase our extensive selection of bottles and magnums, and our “Press for Champagne” buzzers are here to stay. We’re also putting more emphasis on food, with a brand new seafood bar in the center of the redesigned bar, perfect for having a drink with friends and family and as a bubbly pit stop for Londoners and beyond. .

Spotlighting the Searcys brand while playing on the historical adventures, romance and excitement associated with rail travel, the carefully curated redesign heralds a new era for St Pancras Champagne Bar. With an opulent environment, the new design will see an integration of modern design and technology to elevate the guest experience, as well as harmonizing with the newly refurbished Brasserie.

The renovation is expected to be completed in early September 2022.

The art-deco brasserie St Pancras by Searcys will remain open all summer, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as its Travel Afternoon Tea, served in a suitcase.


]]> Birmingham seizes its moment to drive real change | Opinion Thu, 28 Jul 2022 06:30:21 +0000

Seeing the energy and collaborative spirit in Birmingham ahead of the 2022 Commonwealth Games has been an incredible experience. It showed me the combined power of community, architecture and city-making to touch – and enrich – people’s lives, at scales and durations that far exceed any project.

We at Glenn Howells Architects are extremely proud to have played our part in the development of such an example, the Perry Barr residential project, alongside our client Birmingham City Council and project partners Arcadis and Lendlease Construction.

Perry Barr is a legacy building project for Birmingham that will have a lasting positive impact for the city and its people. Not only will it provide much-needed accommodation in a new neighborhood center for current and future residents, but it will also create new jobs, improve local skills and open up additional learning opportunities, substantially meeting the ambitious charter of social value defined by the city. .

Perry Barr, a suburb north of Birmingham, was until 10 years ago the campus of Birmingham City University. However, once the university began to move its campus to the center of the city, the withdrawal of the student population, coupled with a lack of economic growth, led to the decline of this local center.

Subsequently, the city identified Perry Barr in its strategic plan as an area requiring long-term intervention, with recent public sector investments in active transportation and green infrastructure being a catalyst to accelerate this plan.

A typical urban wasteland, locally and urbanly disconnected, Perry Barr was ideally positioned to benefit from this investment; a unique opportunity to transform this local center and take it with the city on a journey of renewal.

However, with the delivery time coinciding with the Covid-19 pandemic, the city council faced many challenges. He had to bring together the project team and the management contractor to deliver the residential project, as well as lead stakeholder engagement and manage procurement for delivery.

The tight schedule of reviews, approvals and coordination only encouraged the team to work closely together

All of this in addition to delivering other projects, including the Alexander Stadium, a new bus interchange and major highway improvements – all equally important in an interconnected vision of city-wide regeneration. the city.

The Arcadis team rose to the challenge of delivering, and our experience with similar neighborhood-scale projects in Port Loop in the west of the city, and Royal Wharf and London City Island in London, made us a strong design partner. The tight schedule of reviews, approvals and coordination only encouraged the team to work closely together from the start.

The redevelopment plan for this area is to deliver 1,414 homes in the first phase, of which 968 are being built across the four plots under construction, and includes mixed tenure of affordable homes, both for sale on the market and building for rent, as well as houses for later living; a multigenerational offer from the start.

As this initial phase grows and flourishes as a new healthy and inclusive neighborhood, further phases will be unlocked as part of the Perry Barr 2040 Master Plan: A Vision for Legacy, leading to the possibility of build 5,000 houses in Perry Barr.

Perry_Barr_View1_Glenn Howells Architects - 'original concept model'

Since the project was entrusted to us, our energies have been focused on plot 7, the gateway plot to the new district. It is a family of five brick buildings, the tallest of which is 16 stories high. They are arranged to surround a common podium garden for residents and establish a new south-facing public forecourt with retail and amenities, linked to the redeveloped Perry Barr station.

The city’s bold but decisive approach to removing the concrete flyover has also opened up a new tree-lined promenade, setting the tone for this new development by laying the foundations for a more sustainable and human-centric urban realm. to develop.

Of course, each intervention had to be sensitive to the existing landscape, the built environment and the assets of the area. By retaining the existing population of mature trees, we helped orient open public spaces and street patterns around them, while planting many more trees, so that this urban dynamic could work alongside nature. , rather than in its place.

This first residential phase will create a pathway for ongoing and future regeneration and give all subsequent phases the best chance of success. Comprising a new park with a community center, tree-lined streets, local amenities, green transport infrastructure and active transport links, as well as a range of generous homes, this new landscape will be the catalyst for a significantly improved residential supply that serves the entire local community.

From a housing perspective, Perry Barr will propose new residential typologies for the local community

For us, the design was about creating meaningful redevelopment around the principles of environmental sustainability and community cohesion through shared public spaces, amenities and a community green at its heart. Designing from this central point allowed us to introduce design elements that function both as stand-alone features and as part of larger city-wide infrastructure networks.

These include active travel routes for cyclists and walkers, public transport links for quick connections to other places or access to green spaces for residents. Together with Port Loop, it reinforces how neighborhoods with a clear ’15 minute city’ philosophy can operate in Birmingham. As part of the ‘Our Future City Plan’ (replacing the Big City Plan launched in 2011), we hope it will become a blueprint for future developments, both locally and beyond.

From a housing perspective, Perry Barr will offer new residential typologies for the local community, including modern apartments and townhouses in contemporary brick buildings, catering to a mix of buyers and renters, including young families. The accommodation will offer good daylight levels, secure ground floor accommodation, adaptable layouts and generous private and communal amenities to help foster a healthy community – from resident lounges to shared podium gardens and roof terraces.

Working with Lendlease Construction and Vinci Construction on Plot 7, we explored innovative methods that would accelerate the construction program to help overlap the phasing of buildings within the plot. The simple, repeated details of the balconies, masonry and windows allowed for faster procurement from sub-contractors while maintaining the build quality of the design.

Perry Barr will not only become an attractive and healthy place to come to live, but a thriving, established and connected part of the wider city

The materiality and detailing is carefully considered and contemporary, yet still manages to capture the local rhythms and proportions of its local context – a clear language established from the outset.

An important factor in Perry Barr’s success will be ensuring that these amenities, combined with new residential homes, landscaping and travel infrastructure, are reframed to cater to a new population while supporting existing communities. Once these elements begin to come together, the neighborhood begins to become a hub, and the dynamics of urban planning begin to take over, Perry Barr will become not only an attractive and healthy place to come to live, but a thriving part of it. , established and connected. of the larger city.

Designing cityscapes is as much about shaping moments in time as it is about shaping space, and we’re delighted to have played our part in that process, seizing the moment to ensure that Perry Barr continues to be a sustainable and community-centered neighborhood. , embodying Birmingham’s aspirations and ambitions as a leading international city.

Design for seniors needs more nuance, says Design Museum’s The Future of Aging Thu, 28 Jul 2022 06:00:00 +0000

Birdsong-based auditory monitoring, robotic shopping carts and sleek moving chairs offer an alternative approach to coping with age in this thoughtful exhibit

The Future of Aging, an exhibition at the Design Museum organized by the Design Age Institute. Credit: Luke O’Donovan/The Design Museum

Happy Thought of the Day: Ageing, says Victoria Patrick of the Design Age Institute, is the one thing we all have in common.

She is curator of The Future of Aging, a new exhibition at the Design Museum showcasing projects designed to help people as they age.

“We can’t deny that with aging comes challenges. Design can help us navigate between them,” she says – which is good news for those of us who are beginning to realize we have less. years ahead than behind.

The problem is not so much aging, but society’s attitudes towards aging, she says, pointing to the pervasive stigma associated with it. “So often the narrative is really negative – about loss of independence and decline,” she says, adding “You should be able to feel joy at any age.”

Instead, however, “all roads lead to ageism, with companies failing to respond to market growth or understand its many nuances.” After all, it’s crazy to think that an active 60 year old will necessarily want the same as a housebound 90 year old.

The Design Age Institute is based at the Helen Hamlyn Center of the Royal College of Arts. The center has been beating the drum for inclusive design for years, but as the population rapidly ages, its message has a better chance of hitting the mark. By 2040, a quarter of us will be over 60, the majority fit and healthy and with money to spend. Over-55s will account for 63 pence for every pound spent in the UK over the next few decades. And surprisingly, anyone born today can expect to live to be around 104 years old.

But Patrick thinks manufacturers are missing a trick when it comes to accommodating the needs of the older market, which is often more likely to have more to spend and more time to spend it.

“There’s a lot of demand, but few companies are responding to it,” she says.

All of this may not sound like a barrel of laughs, but it’s actually a small, upbeat and positive display that tackles a very big problem and market opportunity. We start with incredibly active and cool alumni doing the kind of things young people might aspire to but maybe struggle to achieve – triathlons, modeling, DJing.

Gita in action transporting goods, courtesy of Piaggio.
Gita in action transporting goods, courtesy of Piaggio.

There’s the consideration of what’s old – we’re learning that it’s more helpful not to think in terms of numbers when it comes to getting older, but how aging affects you. A handy chart breaks it down into physical, mental, social and economic impact domains. You can be 80 and not be unduly affected in any of these cases. Or 55 years old with dodgy knees that seriously affect your quality of life.

Venture further into the display to learn more about the popular critters of the elderly when asked which household item they would change. Food packaging was the big winner among seniors surveyed, and it’s something we can all empathize with, no matter what age. Who doesn’t hate that stubborn packet of cookies that refuses to open when you crave a snack? But it’s all the more difficult to manage for those with less skilled fingers.

Most of the well-designed display – created to be taken apart and reassembled, and reused with different content – ​​relates to six key design projects, some of which are still in progress. While those in a younger demographic may not be able to personally identify with these, they may very well be relevant to their family members. It’s hard not to smile at the friendly Gita, a mobile cargo-hauling robot companion that moves behind you from store to store carrying your goods, or from shed to curbside, so you don’t have to. to bear the burden. Made by Piaggio Fast Forward, Gita looks like a rounded ball on wheels with a flip-up lid/seat revealing the storage compartment. Those testing it are excited about its companion as well as its potential carrier – one person has even started talking to their robot.

The Hearing Birdsong app is a great idea for those who want to monitor their hearing but don’t want the stigma or hassle of a formal test. Instead of the usual clinical setting, the idea is for people to test themselves at home from time to time to check their hearing level. Created by Kennedy Woods, the test is done via birdsong, which covers the range of sounds covered in conventional tests. When they realize that they are having more and more difficulty hearing the blackbird for example, or the song thrush, it may be time to go to the hearing clinic for a complete test.

  • The Future of Aging exhibit at the Design Museum is designed to be taken apart and reassembled for other locations.
    The Future of Aging exhibit at the Design Museum is designed to be taken apart and reassembled for other locations. Credit: Luke O’Donovan/The Design Museum
  • Visitors to The Future of Aging exhibition at the Design Museum vote for the household objects they would like to see redesigned.
    Visitors to The Future of Aging exhibition at the Design Museum vote for the household objects they would like to see redesigned. Credit: Luke O’Donovan/The Design Museum
  • Gita, a mobile freight robot, on the move in the city, courtesy of the UK's National Innovation Center for Ageing.
    Gita, a mobile freight robot, on the move in the city, courtesy of the UK’s National Innovation Center for Ageing.
  • The Centaur, a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal electric vehicle, courtesy of Centaur Robotics.
    The Centaur, a two-wheeled, self-balancing personal electric vehicle, courtesy of Centaur Robotics.
  • Centaur in action courtesy of Centaur Robotics ltd.
    Centaur in action courtesy of Centaur Robotics ltd. Credit: Chris Reeve
  • Hearing Birdsong app prototype, courtesy of Kennedy Woods.
    Hearing Birdsong app prototype, courtesy of Kennedy Woods.

Another project, Centaur, is still in development but definitely seems to have a lot of potential. Designed by Centaur Robotics for someone who doesn’t always need a wheelchair but wants a mobility aid, it’s a self-balancing two-wheeled personal electric vehicle, much like a Mobile and elegant office chair, narrow enough to fit through the door and with adjustable height so that the user can always be at the same level as those with whom he is standing – particularly good for restaurants. It is also equipped with navigation capabilities and is particularly good at helping people “feel like themselves” when using it.

The overall message of the exhibit is clear: “Now is the time to change this negative narrative of aging,” the exhibit states. “It’s time to say loud and clear that age is not an issue.”

“I hope they remember that they’re part of this story – we’re all getting older,” says Patrick.

More tranches are planned – this is certainly a question that needs to be repeated constantly to get the message across. Patrick hopes that solving certain problems, such as the packaging problem, will gain traction when addressed as part of a larger sustainability issue.

However, perhaps the last word should go to the poster designed by nearly 90-year-old Michael Wolff to illustrate a quote from Mark Twain: Age is a matter of mind rather than matter. If you don’t mind, that’s okay.

The Future of Ageing, until September 11, 2022, Design Museum, Kensington High Street, London

Learn about designing for an aging population with Manchester’s Urban Design Handbook advocating for an age-friendly city, changing demographics requiring building adaptation and understanding dementia

USDOT Names Three Winners of Inclusive Design Challenge Wed, 27 Jul 2022 15:29:03 +0000

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has named the first, second and third winners of its inaugural Inclusive Design Challenge. The challenge launched more than two years ago to stimulate innovation in the accessibility of automated vehicles.

The $5 million Inclusive Design Challenge awarded its first prize of $1 million to Purdue University, the second prize of $700,000 was awarded to AbleLink Smart Living Technologies and the third prize of $300,000 went to was awarded to the University of Maine.

The multi-stage program began in January 2020 with an RFI where applicants submitted their projects in writing. In January 2021, USDOT awarded $3 million to 10 semi-finalists in the challenge to develop prototypes of their design with the final winners selected from those projects.

“Automated vehicles have the revolutionary potential to help seniors and people with disabilities get around more easily, but we need to make sure accessibility is part of the conversation from the start,” said the U.S. Transportation Secretary. , Pete Buttigieg. “That is why [USDOT] launched the Inclusive Design Challenge, and we are thrilled to award these first winners funding to help them advance their innovative ideas and improve transportation for people with disabilities.

The Inclusive Design Challenge was created by USDOT to promote innovative designs to improve mobility options for people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities, encourage collaboration, and explore new designs and technologies. USDOT says the program draws on the expertise of the disability community, researchers, advocates and entrepreneurs, tapping into their knowledge and creativity to promote greater access and shape the future of mobility. .

The top projects were announced at a hybrid in-person and virtual event at USDOT to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Find out more about the winning projects

Purdue University won the $1 million top prize with its Efficient, Accessible, and Safe Interaction in a True Integrated Design Environment for Cyclists with Disabilities (EASI RIDER) project.

The team developed an automated vehicle that incorporates universal design features to accommodate people with physical and sensory disabilities. The vehicle features a ramp-in-floor design, a self-deploying “smart ramp”, an automated wheelchair docking system, and an on-board user interface that provides functionality tailored to a wide range of disabilities. The product helps users locate an automated vehicle, get on and off the vehicle, secure themselves and their mobility aids, and interact with the vehicle via touchscreen and voice control.

AbleLink Smart Living Technologies received the second prize of $700,000 for its project, WayFinder ADS – Enabling Independent Use of Autonomous Vehicles by People with Cognitive Disabilities and Others with Special Needs.

The WayFinder ADS system is a comprehensive mobile application that connects users to automated vehicles to allow them to travel autonomously to pre-determined destinations. The app includes a cloud program that would allow a family member or travel coach to track the individual as they travel and interact with the vehicle. The app also includes educational programs to orient users on the use and operation of automated vehicles in a safe virtual environment.

The University of Maine (UMaine) received $300,000 for its third place project, Autonomous Vehicle Assistant (Ava): Ride-hailing and localization for the future of accessible mobility.

Ava is a smart phone app designed to help passengers with visual impairments and seniors plan their trip, get to pick-up locations and board vehicles. The app allows users to hail an autonomous vehicle and then drive to that vehicle while avoiding any obstacles in their path using a visual user interface, natural language text-to-speech, and reality increased. The researchers used GPS, LiDAR, Gyroscope and Accelerometer technology; real-time computer vision via smartphone camera; machine learning; artificial intelligence; and other software.

“This is an exciting national recognition of one of the outstanding and ongoing research and development initiatives of our VEMI lab,” said UMaine President Joan Ferrini-Mundy. “Such innovation addressing needs, including those of equity and inclusion, and providing critical technological advancements are among the achievements of our R1 Research Universities.”

USDOT says it will continue to engage with Inclusive Design Challenge participants as they advance their innovations.



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Bedford’s Brewpoint wins top Camra award for design Tue, 26 Jul 2022 12:41:00 +0000

Bedford’s Brewpoint Pub was named co-winner in the new build category at Camra’s highly acclaimed Pub Design Awards.

The judges were impressed by the extensive use of copper, a metal traditionally used extensively in breweries.

And said leading architects BHB had created what appears to be an industrial building, reflecting one of its functions as a working brewery.

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Let’s face it, you can’t miss Wells & Co’s new state-of-the-art flagship building – located on Cut Throat Lane off the A6 ring road – it’s multifunctional, containing the company’s offices, as well as catering for drinkers, dinner parties, or those attending meetings or receptions.

Peter Wells, CEO of Bedford’s Wells & Co, said: “We are absolutely delighted to win this award. Launching in a lockdown is by no means an easy task, but the support from our local community has been amazing.

“I am almost certain that the main reason the public came to visit us so often was the eye-catching nature of our business. We are grateful to our architects and construction team who helped create such an impactful building and memorable place for our guests.

In the new build category, Brewpoint was co-winner with Crown Wharf, Staffordshire.

Camra Jury Chairman Andrew Davison said: ‘There were fears that pub owners would suspend work on their buildings during the pandemic, but a good number appear to have taken the opportunity of the forced closure to plan and carry out repairs , restoration , and improvements.

Opening of Australia’s first Avani hotel on the Sunshine Coast Sun, 24 Jul 2022 21:38:50 +0000

Avani, Asia’s fastest growing upscale hotel brand, is making its first foray into Australia with a new hotel planned for Mooloolaba on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Part of the global hotel group Minor Hotels, Avani Hotels welcomes guests to more than 30 properties in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and beyond. Designed for the millennial-minded traveler, Avani is an upbeat, contemporary hotel concept that strikes the perfect balance, with an emphasis on good sleep, designed social spaces, locally inspired dining and friendly service. .

Centrally located on the corner of Brisbane Rd and First Avenue, minutes from the foreshore of Mooloolaba Beach, Avani Mooloolaba Beach Hotel was designed by Cottee Parker Architects. Scheduled to open in 2025, the new Mooloolaba property will locally extend the Avani Hotels & Resorts brand, which currently includes four Avani Residences in Adelaide, the Gold Coast and Melbourne.

Showcasing the brand’s style, ambiance and service, the new hotel will offer 180 rooms catering to solo travelers, couples, groups and families. Four distinctive restaurants, state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities, a well-equipped kids’ club, dedicated AvaniSpa and spectacular rooftop pool, bar, restaurant and wedding venue with 180-degree water views are some of the attractions of the projected hotel.

“We had wanted to add an Avani hotel to our Australian portfolio for some time and were looking for a first class location,” said Dillip Rajakarier, Group CEO Minor International and CEO of Minor Hotels.

“We believe this property ticks all the boxes for travelers seeking the upscale and contemporary experience offered by our international Avani Hotels & Resorts, and we expect it to be extremely well received on the Australian market.

“We were fortunate to work with Kenneth Wagner of KPAT to develop our Oaks Toowoomba hotel, which opened in 2020, so we are delighted to see this team bring Australia’s first Avani hotel concept to life in a such an exceptional place,” added Rajakarier.

Minor Hotels manages a diverse portfolio of over 530 branded hotels, resorts and residences on six continents, including 56 Oaks Hotels, Resorts and Suites across Australia, as well as a new NH Collection property currently under construction in Surry Hills in Sydney.

China’s LED driver ICs on the rise Fri, 22 Jul 2022 03:03:33 +0000

Chinese manufacturers of power management ICs (PMICs) want to develop LED driver ICs that leverage mature technology. China’s LCD driver IC suppliers have technologically caught up with international players and thus improved their global competitiveness. With the global LED lighting manufacturing industry continuing to take root in China, the production value of LED driver ICs in China is likely to increase further accordingly.

According to LEDinside, the global LED display market was US$6.335 billion in 2019, with the Chinese market accounting for the highest proportion at 48.8%.

Luminous power semiconductor

Bright Power Semiconductor is a leading IC design company for analog and mixed-signal ICs. Its portfolios include LED driver ICs, motor driver ICs, and AC/DC and DC-DC PMICs. It leads Chinese peer enterprises in shipments of LED driver ICs, AC-DC charging components, and motor controller/driver ICs.

Bright Power focuses on the development of high current DC-DC PMIC for CPU/GPU applications. The company’s chairman, Liqiang Hu, pointed out that the DC-DC PMIC business area will be a future growth driver for the company. Hu said more related products will be released in the second half of 2022 and early 2023. The company will also strive to narrow the technology gap with international IDMs within 3 to 5 years.

The company recently announced its in-house developed 10-phase CNC PMIC, the BPD93010, targeting high computing chips such as CPU, GPU and AI chips. The BPD93010 can also be used for PCs, servers, data centers, base stations and self-driving applications.

International IDMs such as Infineon, TI, and MPS dominate the supply of high-current DC-DC power chips used in CPU/GPU applications in China. And Bright Power believes that the launch of its high-current DC-DC PMICs will help accelerate the development of the industry in China.

FM superchip

FM-Superchip is a specialist in PMICs, LED driver ICs and MOSFET (RF front-end) chips. Most of its LED driver ICs are for entry-level to mid-range and mid-range to high-end LED display applications, with a small proportion for LED lighting applications . Its main customers are Unilumin Technology, MLS Lighting Technology and BOE Technology.

FM-Superchip has also launched volume production of small-pitch LED, miniLED and micro LED driver ICs. These chips have entered the supply chains of some downstream branded LED fixture suppliers and are poised to bring more orders and revenue in the future.

In June 2019, the company raised an additional 1.05 billion yuan to expand its capacity of 5G RF chips, LED chips and PMICs. The expansion project, which is being implemented, aims to increase its combined capacity for RF, LED and PMIC chips by 3.8 billion units.

Foray into automotive electronics

Meanwhile, with the consumer electronics market becoming mature and price competition in the industry becoming fierce, many China-based PMIC manufacturers have made inroads into the automotive electronics market to help support the sales growth.

According to data released by Hisilicon Technologies in 2021, in the era of automotive smartization and electrification, automotive electronics will likely account for 50% of vehicle production cost in 2030. The trend of smartization will usher in the rapid development of central controllers, memory ICs, power chips, communication/interface chips and sensing products.

Overall, the application transformation of PMICs to high-end industrial and automotive markets from the former entry-level consumer electronics sector has become a mainstream trend in China.

Southchip Semiconductor has achieved its goal of meeting the needs of the automotive market. It has deepened its deployment in the automotive wireless charging segment which has proliferated due to the growing penetration of new energy vehicles and growing consumer demand for personalized, smart and automatic features.

Southchip has launched a series of automotive wireless charging chips, including SC8701Q, SC8001Q and SC5003Q, supporting 5W-50W wireless charging technology. These elements have received AEC-Q100 Grade 1 validations and have been adopted in a number of car models from automakers including Great Wall, BYD, Changan, Geely and Hyundai.

shanghai bell

Founded in 1988, Shanghai Belling specializes in analog and mixed-mode ICs and system solutions, with its product lines covering PMICs, smart meters, non-volatile memory devices, power components and ADC converters. (analogue-digital).

To further enhance its competitiveness in the PMIC segment, Shanghai Bellin acquired a 100% stake in Nanjing Micro One Electronics (Microne) in August 2020. Microne is a large-scale analog IC supplier, focusing on the product line AC (primary), DC product line (secondary) and MCU products (mixed mode). The Nanjing-based IC supplier has also developed lithium battery charge management ICs and lithium battery protection chips.

Shanghai Belling has also strengthened its deployments in the automotive sector. In 2020, some of its DC-DC and LDO (Low Dropout Regulator) PMICs received automotive-grade product certifications, paving the way for the company to begin shipments of LDO products in the first half of 2021.

Shanghai Bellin has deployed many automotive PMICs and power components for automotive electronics, such as automotive IGBT ignition and air conditioning IGBT chips used in vehicles.

Shanghai Bellin’s IC product sales reached CNY 1.42 billion in 2021, with more than 50% targeting industrial applications. The proportion for automotive applications was relatively low but is increasing rapidly.

According to Omida, the global and Chinese power semiconductor markets reached US$46.2 billion and US$1.82 billion respectively in 2021. The corresponding figures are expected to grow by a CAGR of 5.92% and 4.55% to reach US$54.8 billion and US$19.5 billion, respectively, in 2025.

Power ICs, IGBTs, MOSFETs, and diodes are the four most widely used power semiconductors. Among them, IGBT parts can work with wide frequency and power ranges and are ideal for applications in railway transportation, photovoltaic power generation and automotive electronics. This advantage has made IGBT the core technology for new energy vehicles, prompting PMIC manufacturers to deepen their deployments in power semiconductors for automotive applications.

BYD semiconductor

With the support of BYD Auto, BYD Semiconductor has become the largest domestic automotive-grade IGBT developer and the only group in China with a complete IGBT supply chain.

Since its establishment in October 2004, BYD Semiconductor has focused on the development of power semiconductors and achieved mass production for IGBTs, SiC devices, intelligent power modules (IPMs), MCUs, CMOS image sensors, electromagnetic sensors, LED light sources and display products.

Before BYD Semiconductor launched its first IGBT chips in 2009, Infineon had long been China’s leading IGBT supplier, accounting for over 50% of the market share during that time.

Data from Omdia showed that between 2019 and 2020, BYD Semiconductor was the second among all suppliers of IGBT modules for motor drive controllers used in new energy passenger vehicles in China and the first among national suppliers, with a market share of 19%.

BYD Semiconductor migrated its IGBT production process to IGBT 6.0 in May 2021, from IGBT 4.0 developed in 2018. The new process applies its in-house developed next-generation high-density trench gate technology, which achieved breakthroughs in product reliability and performance. comparable to international rankings. It is also the first IGBT manufacturer to achieve mass production of triple-phase bridge SiC power modules for motor drive controllers.

Meanwhile, recent shortages of IGBT chips around the world have prompted China-based IC manufacturers to step up efforts to develop automotive-grade SiC power chips, and some products have been adopted by new energy vehicles. . For example, BYD Auto’s flagship Han EV series includes BYD Semiconductor’s SiC power modules.

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Shenzhen-based BASiC Semiconductor is also an emerging star for SiC power components. It has successively obtained strategic investments from Wingtech Technology and Bosch Group in recent years, and its SiC power devices are widely applied in the field of new energy, electric vehicle, smart grid, railway transportation and industrial control.

Founded in 2016, BASiC has led other companies to pass its SiC MOSFET chips through the industrial-grade reliability test in China, paving the way for mass production of related chips three years ago.

To take advantage of the emerging demand for SiC parts from the new energy vehicle industry, BASiC launched full-voltage SiC Schottky diodes, 1200V SiC MOSFETs and automotive-grade SiC power modules. Meanwhile, a 650V SiC Schottky diode has received AEC-Q101 validation.

Editor’s note:

In addition to the China IC Design Series, DIGTIMES Asia also selected China’s Top 10 Listed IC Design Companies based on their 2020 Revenue, Net Profit Margin and Revenue. company business per employee. DIGTIMES Asia discusses their development and outlines its path to success in the report.

How to Design a Trade Show Flyer that Stands Out, by MidAmerican Printing Systems Thu, 21 Jul 2022 22:37:16 +0000

MidAmerican Printing Systems, the leader in printing, mailing and filmmaking company in chicago, published an article listing strategies on how to design an attention-grabbing trade show flyer. Recently revealed strategies can help make a company’s flyer stand out in an overcrowded trade show.

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The first strategy on how to design a trade show flyer that stands out is to be “colorific.“The term is self-explanatory, using colors to grab attention. Using an eye-catching color scheme that represents company branding is a great way to stand out in a sea of ​​the usual black, white, and neutral-colored stacks of paper. Using colors that contrast or complement the logo is a great method for businesses with colorful logos to stand out. On the other hand, using flyer colors to elicit feelings is also a great way to communicate the message, for example, using red flyers for celebratory or curiosity messages, yellow for uplifting messages and purple for announcing big news or creative outlets. Just make sure the color palette doesn’t overwhelm the senses and is used tastefully.

The next strategy on how to design a trade show flyer that stands out is to “Get graphic”, that is, using images to convey the message more effectively. Choose an eye-catching image to convey a feeling or concept. Alternatively, since the flyer is a focal point, incorporate illustrations in the form of comics, cartoons, or creative brand representations to convey an accessible image. Infographics is another graphic design trend that informs the viewer about the current ranking and outlook of the business.

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The final steps on how to create an impactful trade show flyer is choosing the right one. “Feeling of the Flyer” and “Hammer in the title.” The steps are to select the paper material that alludes to the financial and general status of the brand according to the type of paper used; and create engaging, short, punchy content that grabs readers’ attention to print on flyers.

The article talks about other easy-to-apply and valuable tips for creating an attractive and effective flyer. The post can be read in full, and strategies can be applied to upcoming trade shows, by visiting the company’s official website at

“Flyer marketing is still one of the most adaptable and cost effective promotional methods used in modern trade shows. Essentially, this one-page print item can be spread anywhere to advertise your business. It could be promoting a sale, an upcoming event or even the grand opening of your new store! The possibilities are limitless. What’s important is to make it eye-catching by using the right strategies to get people to notice it and pay it due attention,” said the company representative explaining why flyers are an important part of a company’s showcase at a trade show and what are the benefits of attracting attention at a trade show.

He adds, “Leaflets are inexpensive, can be easily produced, give a physical presence to your business, are effective in sharing useful information using a single sheet of paper in a busy atmosphere, and can become the ideal canvas for presenting the public image. of your company.”

About MidAmerican Printing Systems, Inc.

MidAmerican Printing Systems has been serving the community since 1985. It is considered one of the most successful commercial printing services based in Chicago, IL. Today, the company is considered a one-stop solution for all print, mail and fulfillment projects. The company is proud to serve some of the largest and most successful businesses in the city, including as a licensed printer for Underwriters Laboratories.

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Interested customers can request a quote by calling (312) 663-4720 or can fill out a form at



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æquō Gallery brings collectible design to Mumbai Tue, 19 Jul 2022 15:10:34 +0000

A new gallery named “æquō” has opened in Mumbai, with a self-proclaimed mission to bring the best in contemporary collectible design to the region. Founded by entrepreneur Tarini Jindal Handa and designer Florence Louisy, the space is located in the historic district of the city and will house pieces from designers and manufacturers, to preserve the heritage of Indian craftsmanship.

The couple met by chance in Paris in 2019, where they had a conversation about the lack of collectible design in India. “My grandmother started the first artistic residency in India and my mother founded the Art Magazine of India. So I grew up surrounded by the arts,” says Handa. “I knew early on that I wanted to carry on their legacy by focusing on preserving Indian craftsmanship and meeting Florence cemented that mission.”

Together, they have since built up a network of skilled artisans spread across the country. They then invited designers from around the world to work alongside them, creating pieces that fuse contemporary aesthetics with heritage-rooted craftsmanship. “Introducing Western designers to the incredible craftsmanship of my country creates new and unexpected results that not only help preserve these unique manufacturing methods, but also open up a dialogue between cultures,” adds Handa.

It was important to the duo that this concept of collaboration shines through in every element of the gallery, from its management to the design of the space. As such, they brought in architect Ivan Oddos who created a scheme comprising the main gallery space and two additional workshops. The space is flooded with natural light through large windows, while locally sourced materials, such as Kota stone, red terracotta and teak wood, have been used to create light fixtures.

“æquō is redefining the future of Indian craftsmanship, showcasing it in its best light to preserve it,” says Louisy. “This project creates unique and unexpected limited edition collectibles that explore the transformative potential of Indian craftsmanship while carrying the intrinsic values ​​of a community.”

Elsewhere in collectible design, meet Milanese gallerists who cater to a new generation of design collectors.

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