Xilinx-SK Telecom Held Press Conference to Present FPGA-Based AI Accelerator Implementation Cases
Xilinx and SK Telecom held a press conference at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas Hotel in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on November 1st, and SK Telecom announced the adoption of Xilinx Alveo data center accelerator card to strengthen its real-time AI-based physical intrusion detection service. SK Telecom's AI inference accelerator (AIX) implemented on Xilinx Alveo cards provides efficient and accurate physical intrusion detection using deep neural networks. ADT CAPS CO., LTD. licenses and commercially deploys the physical intrusion detection service. SK Telecom's AI-based physical intrusion detection service, T view™, monitors hundreds of thousands of customers' commercial and home camera systems in real-time and dispatches security guards under physical intrusion circumstances. Processing a large volume of data from thousands of cameras using deep neural networks necessitates a powerful AI accelerator that can provide enough throughput and accuracy. T view uses SK Telecom's AI inference accelerator (AIX), implemented on Xilinx Alveo U250 cards. Running on servers in SK Telecom's data center, Alveo U250 cards have demonstrated high throughput and accuracy in theft detection services. Built on the Xilinx 16nm UltraScale+ architecture, Alveo accelerators are adaptable to changing algorithms and acceleration requirements, enabling domain specific architectures that optimize performance for a range of workloads without changing hardware, and while reducing overall cost of ownership. Xilinx Alveo accelerator cards are designed to meet the performance and flexibility needs of data center AI workloads, providing 10X higher performance for AI-based speech translation and over 3X higher throughout for video analytics pipelines compared to GPUs. ▲ Sam Rogan, Vice President of APAC Regional Sales at Xilinx ▲ Jin-hyo Park, Head of ICT Technology Center at SK Telecom Sam Rogan, vice president of APAC regional sales at Xilinx, introduced that the key to meeting the growing demand for computing is ‘performance’, and there are many ways to define it. And the definition of this performance and the way to improve it are changing. Starting with competing simple processor speeds, parallel processing, a combination of multicores and heterogeneous cores have been made as well as a lot of performance gains in the process. However, we are now faced with the limitations of performance improvements again. And Xilinx has proposed a ‘domain-specific architecture’ in the form of next-generation system configurations. This ‘domain-specific architecture’ is drawing more attention in the hot topics such as artificial intelligence and machine learning applications. Since 2012, about 20 to 30 models of neural networks have invented, and compared to the earlier models, the current models are able to use parallel processing or non-sequential processing, which greatly increases processing performance. In addition, the neural network model for these AIs requires the optimal architecture to boost the performance, and also requires customized precision, datapaths, and memory hierarchies to get the highest performance from the architecture. At this time, the hardware that can be used to implement these features is GPU, ASIC, FPGA. Of these, the GPU is flexible but has a problem of high-power consumption and latency. In addition, ASIC/ASSP, which locks logic on hardware to overcome the drawbacks of the GPU, takes long time from design to production, and sometimes the neural network model is already devalued at the start to production. FPGAs, however, overcome the challenges of GPUs and ASICs, and provide an environment to quickly keep up with the ever-changing neural network model. Xilinx highlighted that it develops tools and libraries that users can easily access, and provides a way of using high-level languages that can be used for the existing model development on FPGAs. Jin-hyo Park, Head of ICT Technology Center at SK Telecom, explained that the existing telecommunications company thought that it would be necessary to use 'artificial intelligence' in areas that can differentiate itself from the existing operators in expanding the scope as a ‘service’ other than telecommunications. And he commented that SK Telecom has an artificial intelligence service called ‘NUGU’, which requires the development of algorithms and software for artificial intelligence, and an appropriate infrastructure to use the developed software and algorithms well. Hence, SK Telecom has focused on accelerators using FPGAs in researching infrastructure for artificial intelligence services, which is the third application for SK Telecom. In addition, he stated that AI and accelerators will be used for MEC in the future, and cooperation with Xilinx is important to create new converged services. ▲ Kang-Won Lee, Head of Cloud Labs at SK Telecom ▲ AIX, an accelerator for high-performance AI inference environments Kang-Won Lee, Head of Cloud Labs at SK Telecom, introduced that SK Telecom's “AIX” was the project name for the inference accelerator for AI services. He explained that SK Telecom is currently the largest mobile network operator in Korea, and is conducting business in various areas such as media, e-commerce, security, and semiconductors. Also, in all those areas, AI is used for various purposes, and AI is not a technology for a specific area, but a technology that can provide value to customers and society in every area. Moreover, in the application of AI, there are AI technologies that become 'cores' such as image analysis, data analysis, and natural language processing. SK Telecom believes that these technologies will be the core competency of the business, and has been developing accelerators. In general, the lifecycle of an AI service consists of 'training' and 'inference', of which 'training' takes place in a specific part of the data center during the development phase. It is not latency sensitive and is primarily deployed in GPU farm environments. And ‘inference’ is what the developed AI services actually provide, and when more parts become AI in the future, it is expected that there will be greater market opportunities related to inference. Furthermore, he stated that the service infrastructure for the AI inference environment is targeted at large users, and since cost and power consumption are important as well as performance, an accelerator that can satisfy both high performance and high efficiency will be effective. SK Telecom's AIX designs the Neural Processing Unit (NPU) for AI inference and mounts it on Xilinx FPGAs to use for the actual services. At this time, the AIX unit implemented in the FPGA can provide high performance with high performance memory such as HBM, and the FPGA is a configuration that is used in a commercial server in the form of a PCIe card. In addition, software stacks such as compilers, libraries, and runtime environment for AIX are prepared. In terms of software, it supports the framework environment that is widely used, and there are modules for performance optimization under it. It also provides a runtime environment that enhances users’ convenience. ▲ An example of speeding up the intrusion detection process with AIX, based on Alveo U250, was introduced. SK Telecom stressed that its AI services were not created at the laboratory level, and have been repeatedly used and improved in actual services. In addition, AIX has been used for voice recognition of 'NUGU' speakers to achieve higher performance and cost-effectiveness than existing GPU-based systems. SK Telecom also introduced that it provided a real-time speech-to-text (STT) service through AIX accelerator to the call center’s STT service, Vanessa Speech Note. Moreover, in the case of 'T view', AIX has expanded its use of video analysis. While there have been many false positives and inefficiencies until now, AI-based intrusion detection technology will provide more accurate detection and higher cost efficiency. The two hardwares used in the case of ‘T view’ are Alveo U250 and a custom card with two Virtex-based FPGAs. AIX utilizing FPGAs can expect to be more than twice as cost-efficient as GPUs, and can handle a lot of processing while reducing latency. Even removing some of the latency constraints, AIX provides more performance than GPU. In addition, by utilizing AIX for intrusion detection, the inefficiency of on-site dispatch caused by false positives was greatly reduced, and the environment where AI could send out dispatch requests was implemented with accurate and quick intrusion detection. Meanwhile, with the rise of 5G networks, the ‘edge cloud’ can place infrastructure and services closer to users and expect lower latency. By utilizing the edge cloud in 5G networks, the network and the edge cloud can handle the tasks that the devices had to handle because of latency until now. Consequently, it is expected to reduce the dependence on device performance and spread the use of “smart” devices. In particular, AI will also be handled at the network level, offering a wider variety of AI services to more users and adding new value to customers. ▲ Adam Scraba, Director of Product Marketing, Data Center and AI at Xilinx Adam Scraba, director of product marketing, data center and AI at Xilinx, introduced about 'Adaptive Platform' and Vitis Unified Software Platform. He stated that in the future, the demand for "real-time" AI services is expected to increase in voice-activated AI assistants, home security, and commercial environments, but achieving this goal is not so easy. And to achieve this, a processor-centric computing architecture would have to be transformed into a workload-specific form, and computing would have to evolve in the way of more closely integrating with storage and networks. To meet the high throughput, low latency, power efficiency, and fast adoption of modern algorithms that future services will demand, next-generation computing environments are also required to be transformed into ‘adaptive platforms’ that can be defined in both software and hardware. In addition, Xilinx stressed that the Alveo data center accelerator card enables companies such as SK Telecom to respond appropriately to problems, combines the latest architecture, performance, and connectivity, and can be used in various areas such as cloud services. Above all, Xilinx highlighted that it provides the 'adaptive' features in both hardware and software terms. Xilinx introduced that the company is providing solution stacks for its Alveo accelerator cards and platforms, and in terms of Alveo’s market entry, it can be used both on premises and in the cloud. Accordingly, various methods such as channel partners, cloud providers, and solution providers may be possible to provide. Moreover, in AI inference performance, Alveo can be used as an effective means of achieving performance goals in the presence of various algorithms and workflows. Even on HPC, Alveo can offer several to tens of performance improvements over traditional CPUs or GPUs, such as in financial risk modeling. In leveraging 'adaptive hardware' in these new workloads, Xilinx Vitis unified software platform enables developers to abstract better, develop applications based on industry-standard frameworks, and utilize Xilinx hardware in an optimal form, providing an environment that can speed up development. Furthermore, Vitis AI integrates the 'Domain Specific Architecture' development environment so that the customer’s AI models can be optimally used on Xilinx hardware through industry-standard frameworks and pre-trained AI models.
Xilinx Developer Forum 2019 – Keynote: Victor Peng
Xilinx held the “Xilinx Developer Forum (XDF) 2019” at Fairmont San Jose Hotel in California, USA, on October 1 and 2. Through this XDF 2019, Xilinx announced a variety of innovations and directions for future strategies, along with the new software platform Vitis. XDF 2019 is the place where Xilinx experts, partners and industry leaders gather to inspire new innovations. Starting with a keynote from Victor Peng, Xilinx’s CEO, XDF 2019 began with 1,300 customers, partners, developers and Xilinx employees. The event included a variety of new presentations through keynotes, more than 75 sessions on a variety of topics, a hands-on developer lab with over 40 hours, and a variety of use case exhibits from partners. A variety of stories from industrial key people can also help you discover new perspectives and insights. At the XDF 2019, Xilinx unveiled Vitis, a unified software platform that offers a new design experience. The integrated software platform Vitis makes it easy for software engineers, AI scientists, and other developers in new fields to easily take advantage of hardware adaptability. In addition, keynotes and exhibitions introduced various innovations using Xilinx FPGAs and ACAPs in various areas such as 5G, cloud-to-edge data center areas, AI, and autonomous vehicles. There was also a place to share and discuss new information or implementation examples through various sessions. ▲ Xilinx CEO Victor Peng ▲ The three areas are mentioned as markets for major growth engines. Victor Peng, CEO of Xilinx, stated that Xilinx technologies and products have been used as core competencies for a variety of innovative applications to dates and have been presented an implementation of adaptable, intelligent and connected future world with visions. And as Xilinx’s strategy, he pointed out three pillars: data center first, core market acceleration, and adaptive computing initiatives. These will be implemented as a combination of hardware, software developers, and platforms. At the same time, three current major growth engines were selected: data center, 5G, and automobiles. In implementing 5G infrastructure, Xilinx's Ultrascale+ platform is effectively used to implement 5G infrastructure equipment, and Wonil Roh, Vice President of Samsung Electronics, introduced the implementation of 5G infrastructure equipment through cooperation with Xilinx at the keynote of XDF 2019. First, he claimed that 5G communication technology is spreading at the fastest speed so far. Korea and the United States are leading this, and Japan and India are preparing for full-scale 5G commercial services. And he explained, on the journey to 5G commercial services in the United States, Samsung Electronics is collaborating with major telecom operators in the supply of 5G equipment. In Korea, Samsung Electronics is in a leading position in supplying equipment for 5G infrastructure, such as 5G RAN and core equipment, and supports the rapidly growing Korean 5G market. And one of the reasons for the successful evaluation in the market for the development and supply of high-performance 5G equipment is that it was able to quickly provide a solution that meets the needs of customers. In addition, he explained that Xilinx products’ features such as low power consumption and heat generation, larger memory and performance, and flexibility have enabled the development of equipment that can be easily installed with smaller size and higher energy efficiency. Wonil Roh also introduced that Samsung Electronics is already planning a product that uses Xilinx Versal ACAP. ▲ Xilinx’s hardware platform is now reaching ACAP concept. ▲ ‘SageMaker Neo’ enables you to quickly migrate your optimized machine learning model from cloud to edge. It is introduced that Xilinx's hardware platforms range from FPGAs and SoCs, and now to the Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform (ACAP) and the Alveo platform for data centers. In particular, 'Alveo', which is optimized for the implementation of adaptive accelerators in data centers, can be configured with HBM to provide a high performance environment for various applications in the data center. Xilinx also presented a 7nm Versal ACAP chip and development board. In addition, in the growth of the data center ecosystem, which is one of the major growth engines in the future, Xilinx highlighted that it has more than 5,800 companies, academia, 725 accelerator programs, 85 apps, etc. across Alveo's partner ecosystem and ISV ecosystem covering various areas. In using FPGAs as "adaptive accelerators" in the data center, Amazon is offering its AWS offering a "FPGA as a service" model through the F1 service. The EC2 F1 service is now deployed and operating on a global basis and continues to expand. And here, Amazon announced that AWS is expanding its F1 service based on Virtex Ultrascale+ FPGAs to the Canada Region. Amazon stressed that developers using FPGAs can scale their apps through the cloud and rapidly deploy to larger regions. Many customers around the world are using this F1 service to efficiently handle compute-intensive applications. AstraZeneca has effectively combined the EC2 F1, Batch and S3 services to efficiently build a genomic sequence data processing pipeline on AWS services. The pipeline's performance is enough to analyze more than 100,000 genomes in 100 hours, and there is still room for improvement. In the area of security, Trend Micro is also deploying high-performance network security virtual appliances on the FPGA instance and showing them on AWS Marketplace, adding performance, efficiency and operational simplicity. What’s more, Amazon introduced ‘Sagemaker Neo’ service, which provides an environment for building and deploying machine learning models with optimized performance and efficiency. The service allows users to deploy the most optimized models in a variety of environments including edge environment and the environments utilizing Xilinx solutions. With this service, machine learning models built and run on Xilinx Alveo cards on-premises can be seamlessly migrated to the F1 in the cloud and to edge devices based on Xilinx technology. ▲ As a future data center model, a ‘distributed adaptive computing environment’ was proposed. ▲ Microsoft also introduced Alveo-based FPGA accelerated VM service to Azure services. Xilinx introduced its FPGAs and ACAPs as "accelerators" in computing environments, enabling efficient performance of tens of times in video transformation, data analysis, and real-time machine learning inference. In addition, in the storage area, it is possible to greatly increase performance by using FPGAs as accelerators in compression, encryption, and deduplication, etc. in processing the rapidly growing data. And SmartNIC, which uses FPGAs together in the network, can greatly improve packet processing throughput and provide a more secure connection environment by improving encryption processing performance. As a future data center model, “Distributed Adaptive Computing” was proposed, in which FPGAs and ACAPs were actively combined with the existing cloud resource pools. In this overall cloud environment expanding to hybrid and edge, processors, SmartNICs, storage with accelerators, and ACAP-based compute accelerators are all connected in the form of resource pools and optimized for workloads, allowing flexible configuration deployment as needed. In such an environment, proper resource allocation enables high performance, low latency, and optimized cost. At the same time, reconfigurable silicon devices such as FPGAs and ACAPs can respond to rapid innovation cycles while minimizing the introduction of new silicon. Microsoft stated that Azure Cloud Service offers a variety of specialized service models, including high-performance VMs, accelerator-combined VMs, HPC services, and high-performance storage or large-memory VMs. Among these service models, the Azure NP VM service can utilize Alveo U250 FPGA accelerators, with 10-40 CPU cores, 168GB to 672GB of memory, and four Alveo U250 accelerators depending on the required performance level. This service will soon be available in the US East, West, Southeast Asia and Western Europe regions so that the software products currently available in the Alveo environment will be available in Azure as well. ▲ Vitis unified software platform enables FPGAs to be handled on the basis of software technologies. ▲ Hitachi announced that it achieved results in just two months by using Vitis to implement the entire ADAS system. Xilinx has continued to evolve its capabilities in the software direction since the FPGA design tool Vivado. And Xilinx introduced its plan to clean up the complex environments that have been divided so far through the Vitis unified software platform, and to organize the development environment into two major axes, Vivado and Vitis. In addition, Xilinx stressed that in response to heterogeneous computing environments, edge-to-cloud environments, and the use of AI technology, the Vitis platform enables leveraging Xilinx’s hardware architecture capabilities without the need for expertise in hardware. The Vitis unified software platform includes a rich set of optimized open source libraries and implementations of domain-specific architectures, providing an environment for optimized hardware from AI, video to big data analytics. Xilinx announced that it plans to offer the Vitis platform free of charge for the Xilinx board, based on an open source model, and emphasized that the journey to open source is now one of the key strategies for Xilinx. Furthermore, Xilinx is contributing to the OpenAMP project recently, and in the future, the TensorFlow and Kubernetes projects will also contribute to Xilinx technology. In the automotive sector, it was introduced that Hitachi Automotive Systems supplies ADAS systems to a wide range of automotive manufacturers, and utilizes Xilinx’s FPGAs and SoCs to optimize the functionality and performance required for level 2 or higher ADAS systems. In implementing such a modern ADAS system, Hitachi introduced that it could create an end-to-end automotive design that includes a deep learning-based object recognition system in just two months by using Versal boards and Vitis platforms. ▲ Vitis AI integrates a “domain specific architecture” to give AI scientists even greater capability. ▲ The use of FPGAs in the implementation of autonomous driving platforms enables them to meet a variety of demanding conditions. Incorporating a domain-specific architecture (DSA), Vitis AI allows you to optimize and program your Xilinx hardware using industry-leading frameworks such as TensorFlow, Caffe, and PyTorch. Vitis AI provides tools to optimize, compress, and compile trained AI models and run them on Xilinx devices in about one minute. Also, specialized APIs for building edge-to-cloud with best-in-class reasoning performance and efficiency are supported. Xilinx emphasized that this tool is a useful tool for startups that want to take advantage of AI by enabling optimized hardware use without expertise in hardware. Pony.ai presented an example of using Xilinx FPGAs and Versal ACAP to implement the level 4 autonomous driving system, “PonyPilot”. The autonomous driving system needs to be able to continue driving even in a complicated traffic situation on a real road, and to judge data coming through various sensors, and to perform a near real-time judgment in a complicated situation. In particular, in meeting the difficult conditions of low latency and limited power consumption, the use of FPGAs has improved the latency by 12 times compared to the conventional system, and realized the system with about 30W of power consumption.
Kevin Brown - From Buzzwords to Reality: Managing Edge Data Centers
Schneider Electric introduced its strategies and solutions for edge infrastructure at ‘Edge Press Conference 2019’ on September 19 at the Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore. At the event, Schneider Electric introduced 'EcoStruxure™' platform and various solutions for the construction and operation of efficient edge infrastructure under the theme of 'Life at the Edge'. With the proliferation of IoT utilization, the “edge” infrastructure is becoming increasingly important in the overall IT infrastructure, and by 2025, 75% of data generated by companies around the world is expected to be created and processed at the edge. Hence, in the construction and operation of the edge infrastructure, Schneider Electric's event with the theme of 'Life at the Edge' suggested new trends in digital transformation and business profitability improvement using cloud-based software, AI and micro data center infrastructure, and introduced Schneider Electric's strategies, solutions and collaborations to realize these opportunities. Kevin Brown, Senior Vice President of Innovation and CTO in Secure Power Division, introduced some practical considerations for implementing an edge data center. While building infrastructure at the edge is more important than our expectations, it's hard to put resources in place to increase availability. And the ways to ensure availability must also be approached differently from the traditional data centers. Schneider Electric has pointed out the cloudification of the management system and AI technology to leverage the vast amount of data as the ways to effectively maximize the resiliency of the edge. ▲ Kevin Brown, Senior Vice President of Innovation and CTO in Secure Power Division ▲ Given the availability of the entire infrastructure, the availability of local edges should also be higher than expected. Kevin Brown introduced that there are many different views on edge infrastructure and hybrid edge architectures, but in brief, they fall into three categories; central large data center, ‘regional edge’ by region, and ‘local edge’ that creates and consumes data closest to the user. Even in this architecture, the model will vary depending on how much computing power the local edge has and which device the local edge is connected to and operating with. But he added that the local edge is where the device is connected first. The first thing to think about when implementing local edge availability and resiliency is that the "expectations" people have for IT has changed. If a service is stopped due to some kind of failure, it may not have a big impact on someone, but it may come as a big disaster for someone. And the availability aspects of traditional data centers are different in stages, ranging from Tier 1 with 99.67% availability to Tier 4 with 99.995% availability. The percentages may seem as small as a change in decimal units. However, in the aspect of fault-tolerant, Tier 1 can be achieved even if service stops for 28.8 hours, while Tier 4 only allows 25 minutes per year. Typically, the data center targets Tier 3 with 99.98% availability, with an annual downtime of 1.6 hours. Efforts have also been constantly made to drive this up, but it was pointed out that only focusing on downtime from an IT perspective may distort the results regardless of the user experience. In addition, considering the combination of Tier 3 central data centers and Tier 1 local edges, the availability level will drop to 99.65%, resulting in 30.7 hours of downtime per year. Indeed, Kevin stressed that the edge should also be built as a mission-critical data center beyond expectations. The things needed to implement an edge site with this type of mission-critical data center beyond expectations might include facility security, redundancy configuration, independent cooling, monitoring, management, local support staff, etc. In response to these requirements, the integrated ecosystem, appropriate management tools, and the use of analytics and AI were mentioned to improve edge resilience. This enables monitoring to the physical environment, implements access control to equipment, remotely configures settings, and proactively responds before problems occur. The use of AI can also reduce the burden on management resources. ▲ In the edge environment, the 'integrated ecosystem' aspect by multiple players becomes more special. ▲ A cloud-based implementation is effective for the management of distributed edge environments. The cores of the 'integrated ecosystem' through active cooperation within the ecosystem are standardization, robustness, and simplicity, which can overcome the 'distributed multiple installation environment' and 'insufficient resident management resource', which are the characteristics of edge environment. As for the edge as well, in the user's environment, when a failure occurs, all surrounding consumption and distribution environment would be stopped. Therefore, management and security should be considered in the edge construction. The edge environment should be able to be monitored and managed from anywhere. And as the system is built and distributed through partners, it should be able to quickly respond to various user-specific deployment cases or failure situations by considering the training aspects of manpower. On the other hand, the training aspect of the manpower is a very important part of the system construction, and the importance of the integrated ecosystem is also emphasized here. For example, if Schneider Electric's customers are considering the provision of services as 'managed service providers' and the customers are in locations that are unable to be responded by directly sending manpower, it may be necessary to entrust the information to a local service provider. And depending on the customer's application, a configuration of deploying computing power on the local edge might be also possible. Here, Schneider Electric added that it is working closely with a variety of partners, including HPE, Dell EMC, and Cisco, to address these diverse needs. As for the management tools for edge infrastructures deployed in physically remote locations, traditional management tools were not suitable for the edge in terms of access control, alarm issues, and management cycles. Hence, Schneider Electric proposed a cloud-based edge management environment to overcome this problem. If the management environment is implemented on a cloud basis, you can access and monitor remote devices anytime, anywhere, and you don't have to worry about device scalability. In addition, Kevin explained that it is advantageous in terms of flexible payment model, software update, and utilization of new technologies such as AI. ▲ The use of cloud and AI can provide more accurate insights. In the management of edge infrastructure, AI technology is expected to save human effort and enable efficient data-based management. However, some preparation is required to properly use it. The primary preparation includes secure, scalable, and robust cloud architecture, and at the same time, a "data lake" with large amounts of normalized data is needed. Besides, Kevin Brown stated that the experts who have a deep understanding of the system's activities and an approach to machine learning algorithm expertise would be required. In fact, in deriving insights from data, it is important to clarify what data to analyze what problems and to collect and refine the data accordingly. Simply pouring data into an AI system does not yield results, and most of the data analysis is about obtaining and refining data that can be analyzed. Of course, it is not easy for customers to exactly identify and handle these points, and the problems that customers face becoming more complex, so Kevin pointed out that the difficulty keeps increasing. Schneider Electric introduced 'UPS Score' as a way to simplify the data analysis and insight aspects of UPS management. This UPS Score analyzes the information of hundreds of UPSs installed in various infrastructures based on algorithms, providing a clear picture of what your UPS is up to now and taking a series of steps before a failure occurs. The scoring criteria are based on the device's service life, battery life, temperature, the balance of phases, alarm data and sensor data, etc. This provides a more intuitive understanding of the current state and allows us to respond proactively before serious problems arise.
Korea Branch of Guam Visitors Bureau Held '2019 Year-End Appreciation Reception'
At Conrad Seoul Hotel on the 22nd, Korea Branch of Guam Visitors Bureau(GVB) held a Year-End Appreciation Reception for people who have worked together in 2019. About 200 people attended the event, including Governor of Guam, US Ambassador to Korea, employees of airlines and travel agencies, travel industry practitioners and media officials. Harry B. Harris Jr., US Ambassador to Korea, mentioned that Guam has passed through World War II and post-war revival since the beginning of the 20th century, and is a significant area in the United States. Also, he expected the activation of US-Korea private exchange. Lou Leon Guerreo, Governor of Guam, stated, “Of the 1.63 million tourists who visited Guam this year, more than 730,000 were Korean. We ask for your continued exchange and cooperation for the development of the Guam tourism industry.” ▲ Harry B. Harris Jr., US Ambassador to Korea ▲ Lou Leon Guerreo, Governor of Guam ▲ Jay Park, Director at Korea Branch of GVB Jay Park, Director at Korea Branch of GVB, reviewed 2019 by saying “Guam, a four-hour flight from Incheon International Airport, set a new record in the spotlight as an alternative to Japan and Hong Kong.” Guam, which has proved popular through nonstop flights from Incheon and Busan, and via transit routes from Cheongju and Daegu, will open a direct charter flight to Gwangju Airport in the winter of 2019-2020 to meet the demand of Korean tourists. In Guam, Korean tourists account for 45% of the total visitors, outpacing Japan with 41%. Since the reversal in 2017, the gap has been widening, and now it is aiming for more than half of all tourists. This is known to be a big contribution from the #instaGuam promotion, which started in 2018. This promotion was evaluated as the first place as it made the Guam trip, which was about a honeymoon trip, the paradise of colorful travel and shopping. ▲ Pilar Laguana, GVB President & CEO, offered a toast. ▲ The honored guests and attendees prayed for the development of Guam tourism through the toast. Pilar Laguana, GVB President & CEO, promised, “Korea is a very important overseas market in Guam. At the end of the year, more than 750,000 Koreans are expected to visit. In order to maintain this growth, we will strive to develop the infrastructure.” Then, she offered a toast. Meanwhile, in Guam, '2019 Shop Guam e-Festival' is holding from November 20th, 2019 to February 1st, 2020. By adding mobile marketing to the existing offline service, it has been sublimated into a festival that includes duty-free and convenience. In addition, the #instaGuam campaign, launched in 2018, will be upgraded to version 2.0. More events and shooting spots will take place throughout Guam. ▲ Traditional performance teams that played an active part in the domestic Travel Fair appeared to present the traditional culture of Guam.
Ballantine’s Artist Edition 17YO Officially Launched in Korea
Ballantine’s launched the limited edition of “Ballantine's Artist Edition 17YO”, which was created in a more modern and trendy design through collaboration with world-class artists, in Korea through a media showcase. Ballantine's Artist Edition 17YO was with world-famous artist Scott Albrecht, based in Brooklyn, USA. He is a patchwork artist that captures “beauty of moment” using a variety of colors and materials, and is having exhibitions globally across public, fashion, and sports with young and hip-hop feeling. This artist's edition, completed by Scott, has been reborn in a more trendy and modern style. The bottle labels and packages reflecting the worldview of his works are more colorful and sensational with bright colors and patchwork, the artist's signature patterns. ▲ At the showcase, the world of the artist's work was highlighted and the visitors focused on the new limited edition. ▲ Florent Leroi, Managing Director at Pernod Ricard Korea At the site, Florent Leroi, Managing Director at Pernod Ricard Korea, said, “According to data from Korea Wines & Spirits Importers Association in October this year, the domestic international Scotch whisky market has grown at an average annual rate of 7% over the last three years (2017-2019), while Ballantine’s whisky sales have grown at an average annual rate of 9.2%.” And, “This is significant number because Ballantine's growth rate is growing above the international Scotch whisky market and driving the growth of the market." In particular, the products are growing evenly over the entire range of products, including single malt whisky, Ballantine’s 17, 21, 30 Year Olds as well as Ballantine’s Finest. Ballentine's is holding the number one position with a 28% share in the domestic International Scotch Whisky market as a single-brand. The growth engines of Ballentine's whisky are diverse and solid product portfolio, age statement products that add product reliability, and continuous communication with consumers through ‘Time Well Spent’ campaign with brand models Lee Jung-jae and Jung Woo-sung. In commemoration of this, a limited edition of the new “Ballantine's Artist Edition 17YO” was launched in Korea for the first time in the world. This limited edition, which was reborn as art, is also new in blending. Ballantine’s Master Blender Sandy Hyslop added Koreans' favorite flavors to vanilla and oak flavors of Ballantine’s 17YO to present a differentiated tasting to the existing Ballantine’s 17YO. Ballantine's Artist Edition 17YO (700ml, 40%) will be sold in limited quantities (about 6,000 bottles) at 20 E-Mart branches nationwide and the main store and Gangnam branch of Shinsegae Department Store. ▲ The talk with the artist Scott Albrecht took place. ▲ Four cocktails based on the limited edition were offered to attendees. Scott Albrecht, which took part in the collaboration, was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey in 1983 and is now a global artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He studied graphic design at the Philadelphia School of Art in 2003 and is best known for cutting, painting and wooden assembly. He also works in a variety of other medias, including iron, paper, plates, sculptures, and murals. He is a patchwork artist that captures “beauty of moment” using a variety of colors and materials, and is having exhibitions globally across public, fashion, and sports with young and hip-hop feeling. Moreover, he had collaborations with famous street brands such as Rag & Bone, Vans, PayPal, Blue Moon Brewing Co., and Spectrum Skateboard. ▲ For the first time in the world, Ballentine’s different attempt will be presented. The release of the limited edition in Korea also has a meaning of an event that symbolizes Korea's position in the whisky market.
Introduction and Features of IKEA Giheung Store in Pictures
▲ IKEA Giheung store, which is scheduled to open on the 12th ▲ Flow chart of IKEA Giheung store On December 12th, Home furnishing retail company IKEA Korea will officially open its third domestic store, IKEA Giheung Store, after Gwangmyeong and Goyang stores. IKEA Giheung store is located at 41-7 Gomae-dong, Giheung-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, and composed of two basement floors and three ground floors. Its total floor area is 49,808.77m² and operates from 10am to 10pm daily, the same as the existing IKEA Gwangmyeong and Goyang stores. IKEA Giheung store focuses on the convenience of the customer shopping experience as the first store to be introduced after the multi-channel switching that enables online and offline shopping at the same time. In particular, various digital solutions and experience spaces will be introduced throughout the store, so it is expected that visitors will have a more fun and different home furnishing experience. After IKEA Korea visited more than 100 families to identify the needs of local customers, what they want to improve, and their dream spaces, the main target group of IKEA Giheung store has been decided to be a home with young children, which has a high will to improve storages. Therefore, the store focuses not only on organizing and storing solutions, but also on providing home furnishing inspiration and ideas for more efficient use of space. At the same time, 'Home Furnishing Coach', which specializes in home furnishing, will provide a variety of home furnishing know-hows and solutions that can be easily started by anyone throughout the store. ▲ At the entrance of the store, there is a Smallland play area for children and various digital activities. ▲ The IKEA Giheung store offers 'Kids Cart' for the first time for children to enjoy shopping. ▲ There are about 50 showrooms on the first floor, and these showrooms are organized in various themes to reflect the home furnishing needs of local residents. ▲ Customers can check what furniture is placed through the digital solution, which is first introduced at IKEA Giheung. ▲ Another example of digital solutions: Like a cat using a shelf, customers can see how the furniture can be used through the projector. ▲ Each area has a planning hub where you can consult and discuss furniture layout from one to ten. ▲ Customers can also paint their favorite colors on the furniture through the projector. ▲ By reflecting the needs of local residents, the first basement floor of IKEA Giheung store begins with the 'Home Organization' section. ▲ There is also a 'Smart Lighting' service where customers can choose the brightness and design of the lights. ▲ The 'Self Serve Area' of IKEA Giheung store: All the furniture you've noticed in the showroom on the first floor can be found in the this area.
The “Barefoot Diva” Lee Eun-mi’s 30th Anniversary Press Conference
The eternal “Barefoot Diva” Lee Eun-mi, who sings the true heart that will not change over time, celebrated her 30th anniversary. The press conference was held in commemoration of this, and the memoirs and recollections as a human being could be heard. To celebrate her 30 years of stage life that passed through the path of a true ‘singer’ by being called the ‘Queen of the Live’ and to express gratitude to the audience who sympathized with her music and supported her, she announced that she will hold a nationwide tour concert in 35 cities next year with the release of the commemorative album <Soaked (HeumBbeok in Korean)>. The 30th Anniversary Album <Soaked> is an album that shows Lee Eun-mi's musical depth and charisma for the past 30 years. The songs 'It Was Love' and 'Yesterday Daytime', which were released on September 25, were popular with critics and the public and raised expectations of the songs to be released sequentially. ‘It Was Love’, working with Echo-Bridge that presented a number of collaborations with musicians of all generations including Choi Beak-ho, Naul, Jungyup, Kyuhyun, and ‘Yesterday Daytime’, working with rising composer Kim Chae-Eun show Lee Eun-mi's musical perfection always seeking for new music instead of staying in the existing style. The 30th Anniversary Nationwide Tour Concert will be first held in Gwangju and Busan, titled ‘30 years 1,000th, Thank You’, and will meet fans by the end of 2020 in 35 cities including Incheon, Jeonju, Seoul, Daegu, Pyeongtaek, Ulsan, Suwon, Jinju, and Uijeongbu. ▲ One hour was a short time to release 30-year journey as a Diva. ▲ Official Poster of ‘30 years 1,000th, Thank You’
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XD Inc. Commences Trading on HKEX Main Board
HONG KONG, Dec 12, 2019 - (ACN Newswire) - XD Inc. ("XD" or the "Group"), a top five PRC game operator who earns most of its revenue from overseas , commenced trading of shares on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("HKEX") today, under the stock code 2400.Mr. Huang Yimeng, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of XD (Left), and Mr. Dai Yunjie, Executive Director and President of XD (Right) strike the gong at the listing ceremony to mark the official listing of XD shares on the Main Board of HKEX.Mr. Huang Yimeng, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of XD, presents an illustration as a souvenir to the HKEX. The artwork, consisting of characters of the Group's games and also landmarks of Hong Kong, displays the Group's creativity and strong game publishing and operating capabilities.Officiating guests from the Group and HKEX representatives together celebrate the listing of the Group.Mr. HUANG Yimeng, Executive Director, Chairman of Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of XD, said, "Since its inception, XD has stayed true to its original aspiration of 'impacting each and every gamer by promoting the spirit of craftsmanship' in developing and introducing quality games to the world, and establishing TapTap , the largest game community and platform in the PRC. Listing on the Main Board of SEHK presents us with a good opportunity, giving us a strong drive to grow our business and engagement. Looking ahead, we will keep strengthening our game portfolio, increase the active user base and engagement of TapTap, enhance overseas operation, upgrade our information infrastructure facilities and technologies, and also look for strategic investment and acquisitions. It is our hope that the Group can, with excellence results in the future, reward shareholders and investors for their strong support and trust." XD has maintained high growth. Between 2016 and 2018, its revenue and profit increased at a CAGR of 57.0% and 288.5% to RMB1,887.1 million and RMB352.7 million respectively. XD also operates TapTap2, the leading game community and platform in China, which together with its online games, has presented it with strong synergies. The Group's games were offered in more than 100 countries and regions across the globe. In the five months ended 31 May 2019, overseas market accounted for 67.8% of its total revenue from game operation. The Group has a diverse portfolio of games of different genres. As at 30 September 2019, the Group operated 42 online games and 12 premium games. Its game pipeline included 11 online games and seven premium games expected to be released by 2020. Copyright 2019 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved. www.acnnewswire.com
Mobil 1™ Returns to NHRA Racing With Multi-Year Sponsorship of Toyota Racing Development and Kalitta Motorsports
Mobil 1™ Lubricant Technology to Be Featured in Both Top Fuel and Funny Car Series Cars HOUSTON & INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mobil 1™ will return to the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Mello Yellow Drag Racing Series in 2020. ExxonMobil, in partnership with Toyota Racing Development (TRD), will become Kalitta Motorsports’ official lubricant partner in 2020 and Mobil 1 racing oil will be used in all team cars. Under the agreement, ExxonMobil will supply Kalitta Motorsports, the seven-time NHRA world championship-winning team, with a newly developed Mobil 1™ Drag Racing motor oil, along with other lubricants, while also providing engineering support throughout the season. In addition, ExxonMobil will continue to develop next-generation lubricants to improve engine and gearbox performance. “NHRA is one of the most extreme forms of motorsports on the planet, and it is the perfect place to showcase the performance of our advanced Mobil 1 synthetic lubricant technologies,” said Kai Decker, global motorsports and sponsorships manager at ExxonMobil. “ExxonMobil last competed in NHRA back in the 1990s. Our return to the NHRA is the result of a true development and competition partnership between TRD, Kalitta Motorsports and our Motorsports Technology team at ExxonMobil Engineering and Research Company (EMRE).” “All of us at TRD are pleased to see a great technology partner in Mobil 1 join forces with a great Toyota team -- Kalitta Motorsports,” said Tyler Gibbs, general manager, TRD, U.S.A. (Toyota Racing Development). “Having our talented group of TRD engineers working alongside the scientists at Mobil 1 on continued improvement in NHRA is exciting for everyone involved, including the NHRA. We’ve seen great things come from this partnership on the track in NASCAR and look forward to seeing more race wins and championships on the horizon for all parties.” “We are thrilled to announce this new agreement and be part of the return of Mobil 1 to NHRA,” said Chad Head, Kalitta Motorsports General Manager. “The Kalitta team, led by Connie Kalitta, for more than 60 years, has pushed the boundaries of innovation in motorsports. We have been working closely with the Mobil 1 team to develop, test and prove an innovative new range of lubricants for our race cars. Our goal is to win a championship and we’re excited to partner with Mobil 1 and their team of engineers and scientists to help us get there.” The 2020 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series will begin with the 60th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Winternationals, February 6-9, 2020 in Pomona, Calif., and will be broadcast on FS1. About Mobil 1 in Motorsports Racing provides the Mobil 1™ brand the ultimate testing ground to improve the technology in our range of oil and lubricants. Each race season, our advanced products go to work to help improve vehicle performance and efficiency. Mobil 1 full synthetic motor oil serves as the lubricant of choice for many of the world’s top race teams competing in highly demanding motorsports series. The knowledge we gain through these partnerships helps our scientists and engineers push the boundaries in developing cutting-edge technologies. ExxonMobil is active in Formula 1 and NASCAR and is partnered with Porsche and TOYOTA GAZOO Racing in the FIA World Endurance Championship; TOYOTA GAZOO in the World Rally Championship; Corvette Racing and Porsche North America in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship; and numerous other teams competing around the world. Along with its status as the Official Lubricant Technology Partner and Official Motor Oil of NASCAR, Mobil 1 serves as the title sponsor of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. About Mobil 1 The world's leading synthetic motor oil brand, Mobil 1 features anti-wear technology that provides performance beyond our conventional motor oils. This technology allows Mobil 1 motor oil to meet or exceed the toughest standards of car builders and to provide exceptional protection against engine wear, under normal or even some of the most extreme conditions. Mobil 1 motor oil flows quickly in extreme temperatures to protect critical engine parts and is designed to maximize engine performance and help extend engine life. For more information, visit mobil1.com, on Facebook, www.facebook.com/mobil1 and on Twitter and Instagram @mobil1 Contacts Media Relations 832-625-4000
Safehold Closes A New $285 Million Ground Lease in New York City
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Safehold Inc. (NYSE: SAFE) has closed on the previously announced $285 million Safehold™ ground lease under the office property at 135 West 50th Street in New York City. “We are witnessing significant customer demand for our innovative capital solution in New York City,” said Marcos Alvarado, President and Chief Investment Officer. “Institutional owners of commercial real estate are increasingly understanding the benefits delivered by a Safehold™ ground lease and we are excited to add another high-quality asset to our rapidly-scaling portfolio.” 135 West 50th Street is a 929K SF office building in Midtown Manhattan. The building provides excellent access to transit, hotels and amenities, and is currently undergoing significant capital improvements and renovations to strengthen its position in the market. About Safehold: Safehold Inc. (NYSE: SAFE) is revolutionizing real estate ownership by providing a new and better way for owners to unlock the value of the land beneath their buildings. Through its modern ground lease capital solution, Safehold helps owners of high quality multifamily, office, industrial, hospitality and mixed-use properties in major markets throughout the United States generate higher returns with less risk. The Company, which is taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) and is managed by its largest shareholder, iStar Inc., seeks to deliver safe, growing income and long-term capital appreciation to its shareholders. Additional information on Safehold is available on its website at www.safeholdinc.com. Contacts Customer:Tim DohertyExecutive Vice President Co-Head of Investments T: 212.930.9433E: email@example.com Investor Relations:Jason Fooks Senior Vice President Investor Relations & Marketing T: 212.930.9400 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Users Reveal Top Five Social Media Management (SMM) Vendors of 2019 for User Satisfaction Through SoftwareReviews
eClincher, MavSocial, Khronos, Zoho Social, and Oracle Social Cloud are named the 2019 Social Media Management SofwareReviews Data Quadrant gold medalists. TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#Awards--SoftwareReviews, a division of world-class IT research and consulting firm Info-Tech Research Group, has published its 2019 Social Media Management (SMM) Data Quadrant Awards, naming five gold medalists based on excellent user reviews. The following vendors are leaders according to software users’ answers to some very interesting questions focused on user satisfaction, which have been crafted by seasoned IT industry analysts and backed by 22 years of IT research: eClincher MavSocial Khoros Zoho Social Oracle Social Cloud What makes the SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant different is the inclusion of aggregated emotional response ratings in the areas of service, negotiation, product impact, conflict resolution, and strategy and innovation. These ratings create a powerful indicator of overall user feeling toward the vendor and its product from the software users’ point of view. SoftwareReviews calls this insight the Net Emotional Footprint. eClincher ranked highest among software users, earning the spot for top product in breadth of features, availability and quality of training, and social response management. eClincher received its highest marks of 90 percent in vendor support, ease of implementation, and campaign execution. Coming in at an overall second place, MavSocial scored number one in quality of features, product strategy and rate of improvement, ease of data integration, ease of customization, contextual analysis, sentiment analysis, and social asset management. The vendor’s top scores were 90 percent in dashboards and visualization as well as trend analysis. Khoros was the clear leader in business value created and social moderation and workflow management, earning a score of 90 percent. It also secured the top spot for usability and intuitiveness, ease of IT administration, social media channel integration outbound, and social post archival. Zoho Social earned second place in more than one category including usability and intuitiveness at 84 percent and trend analysis at 85 percent. Oracle Social Cloud came in third for trend analysis, social responsiveness, contextual analysis, and social post archival. Ben Dickie, research director at Info-Tech Research Group, explains the importance of implementing the appropriate social media tool in an organization, “Social media is a popular and powerful channel for customer engagement. However, it can be fraught with complexity from both a management and analytics perspective. It is recommended to use a dedicated Social Media Management Platform (SMMP) to help reign in usage of social channels. A strong SMMP provides tools for social listening, account aggregation and management, and social media compliance. These tools are a relatively inexpensive way to enhance the effectiveness of an organization’s social footprint.” About SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards and Software Reports SoftwareReviews Data Quadrant Awards recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace as evaluated by their users annually. Top vendors in a software category are eligible to receive Data Quadrant Gold Medals, provided their net-promoter scores meet the threshold for sufficiently high user satisfaction across four areas of evaluation: vendor capabilities, product features, likeliness to recommend, and vendor experience. In-depth product evaluation reports are available at www.softwarereviews.com. About SoftwareReviews SoftwareReviews is a division of Info-Tech Research Group, a world-class IT research and consulting firm established in 1997. Backed by two decades of IT research and advisory experience, SoftwareReviews is a leading source of expertise and insight into the enterprise software landscape and client-vendor relationships. By collecting real data from IT and business professionals, the SoftwareReviews methodology produces the most detailed and authentic insights into the experience of evaluating and purchasing enterprise software. Contacts Leanne O’Brien Director, Communications & PR email@example.com ext. 3409
Ghost Imaging Speeds Up Super-Resolution Microscopy
New nanoscopy approach poised to capture biological processes occurring inside cells at submillisecond speeds WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--#OSA--Researchers have used advanced imaging approaches to achieve super-resolution microscopy at unprecedented speeds. The new method should make it possible to capture the details of processes occurring in living cells at speeds not previously possible. Super-resolution techniques, often called nanoscopy, achieve nano-scale resolution by overcoming the diffraction limit of light. Although nanoscopy can capture images of individual molecules inside cells, it is difficult to use with living cells because hundreds or thousands of imaging frames are needed to reconstruct an image — a process too slow to capture quickly changing dynamics. In Optica, The Optical Society's (OSA) journal for high impact research, investigators from the Chinese Academy of Sciences describe how they used the unconventional imaging approach known as ghost imaging to enhance the imaging speed of nanoscopy. The combination produces nanometer resolution using orders of magnitude fewer imaging frames than traditional nanoscopy techniques. “Our imaging method can potentially probe dynamics occurring on millisecond time-scales in subcellular structures with spatial resolution of tens of nanometers – the spatial and temporal resolution at which biological processes take place,” said Zhongyang Wang, co-leader of the research team. Combining techniques for faster imaging The new approach is based on stochastic optical reconstruction microscopy (STORM), which was one of three super-resolution techniques to be recognized with Nobel prizes in 2014. STORM, which is also sometimes called photoactivated localization microscopy (PALM), is a wide-field technique that uses fluorescent labels that switch between light-emitting (on) and dark (off) states. Acquiring hundreds or thousands of snapshots, each capturing the subset of fluorescent labels that are on at a given time, allows the location of each molecule to be determined and used to reconstruct a fluorescence image. The researchers turned to ghost imaging to speed up the STORM imaging process. Ghost imaging forms an image by correlating a light pattern that interacts with the object with a reference pattern that does not. Individually, the light patterns don’t carry any meaningful information about the object. The researchers also used compressive imaging, a computational approach that enables image reconstruction with fewer exposures because it uses an algorithm to fill in the missing information. “While STORM requires a low density of fluorescent labels and many image frames, our approach can create a high-resolution image using very few frames and a high density of fluorophores,” said co-leader of research team Shensheng Han. “It also doesn’t need any complex illumination, which helps reduce photobleaching and phototoxicity that could harm dynamic biological processes and living cells.” Improving imaging efficiency To implement the new technique, the researchers used an optical component known as a random phase modulator to turn fluorescence from the sample into a random speckle pattern. Coding the fluorescence in this way allowed each pixel of a very fast CMOS camera to collect light intensity from the whole object in a single frame. To form the image via ghost imaging and compressive imaging, this light intensity was correlated with a reference light pattern in a single step. The result was more efficient image acquisition and a reduction in the number of frames required to form a high-resolution image. The researchers tested the technique by using it to image a 60-nanometer ring. The new nanoscopy approach could resolve the ring using just 10 image frames while traditional STORM approaches needed up to 4000 frames to achieve the same result. The new approach also resolved a 40-nanometer ruler with 100 image frames. “We hope this method can be applied to a variety of fluorescent samples, including those that exhibit weaker fluorescence than those used in this research,” said Wang. The researchers also want to make the technique faster to achieve video-rate imaging with a large field of view and plan to use it to acquire 3D and color images. Paper: W. Li, Z. Tong, K. Xiao, Z. Liu, Q. Gao, J. Sun, S. Liu, S. Han, Z. Wang, “Single-frame wide-field nanoscopy based on ghost imaging via sparsity constraints,” Optica, 6, 12, 1515-1523 (2019). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1364/OPTICA.6.001515 About Optica Optica is an open-access, journal dedicated to the rapid dissemination of high-impact peer-reviewed research across the entire spectrum of optics and photonics. Published monthly by The Optical Society (OSA), Optica provides a forum for pioneering research to be swiftly accessed by the international community, whether that research is theoretical or experimental, fundamental or applied. Optica maintains a distinguished editorial board of more than 60 associate editors from around the world and is overseen by Editor-in-Chief Alex Gaeta, Columbia University, USA. For more information, visit Optica. About The Optical Society Founded in 1916, The Optical Society (OSA) is the leading professional organization for scientists, engineers, students and business leaders who fuel discoveries, shape real-life applications and accelerate achievements in the science of light. Through world-renowned publications, meetings and membership initiatives, OSA provides quality research, inspired interactions and dedicated resources for its extensive global network of optics and photonics experts. For more information, visit osa.org. Contacts Media Contacts:Aaron Cohen (301) 633-6773 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com