DOI Announces Approval of Transmission Line Project in Oregon and Idaho

Date: November 17, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. – In a move that will improve the nation’s energy infrastructure, create nearly 500 jobs and boost local economies, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced today that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has signed a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Boardman to Hemingway Transmission Line Project (B2H Project). The B2H Project will provide additional electrical capacity between the Pacific Northwest and the Intermountain West regions.

The B2H Project, which will have a three-year development phase, will alleviate existing transmission constraints by providing sufficient electrical capacity to meet present and forecasted customer needs. The total capital expenditure for the B2H Project is approximately $1 billion to $1.2 billion.

“The Boardman to Hemingway Project is a Trump Administration priority focusing on infrastructure needs that support America’s energy independence,” said U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. “Today’s decision is the result of extensive public involvement and will support the environmentally responsible development of resources to meet the needs of communities in Idaho, Oregon, and the surrounding region.”

The ROD allows the BLM to grant a right-of-way to Idaho Power Company for the construction, operation, and maintenance of the B2H Project on BLM-administered land. Located in eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho, the approved route will measure approximately 300 miles long when constructed. The overhead electrical line will be extra-high-voltage (500 kilovolts) and will include an alternating-current transmission system. Because the new line will have increased transmission capacity, it will allow greater use of intermittent sources of renewable energy, such as wind and solar, to connect to the grid. 

This project will help stabilize the power grid in the Northwest, while creating jobs and carrying low-cost energy to the families and businesses who need it,said Katherine MacGregor, acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management. “It is a great example of the Administration’s America First Energy Plan, which addresses all forms of domestic energy production.”

“It’s great to finally have an administration that recognizes the importance of working with states like Idaho to get important things done,” said Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter. “I’m pleased that our federal partners are moving toward making this important infrastructure upgrade a reality. Meeting the electric transmission needs of our growing economy and population will require continued collaboration, and I’m confident that the BLM and Department of the Interior under President Trump will keep providing that kind of constructive leadership.”

“BLM’s approval of this interstate transmission line is a long overdue decision that will bolster our regional infrastructure and ensure that energy is delivered efficiently and reliably to customers,” said Idaho Senator Mike Crapo. “This type of project is the result of a collaboration between multiple stakeholders to move to meet the energy demands of the region.”

“The B2H Project will create jobs, provide for Idaho’s energy needs and promote the region’s energy infrastructure moving forward,” said Senator James Risch. “I applaud the BLM for issuing their Record of Decision which is a critical step forward for the B2H Project.”

“The Boardman to Hemingway project is critically important to Idaho,” said Congressman Mike Simpson. “Providing the infrastructure to deliver affordable and reliable energy will benefit Idahoans and others in the West. I applaud BLM for prioritizing this important work.”

The B2H Project will add approximately 1,000 megawatts of much needed bi-directional power capacity between the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West regions. The additional capacity will help improve the regions’ ability to transmit low-cost energy from a variety of generation sources to serve residences, farms, businesses, and other customers throughout the region.

The 293.4-mile approved route will run across 100.3 miles of Federal land (managed by the BLM, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the U.S. Department of Defense), 190.2 miles of private land, and 2.9 miles of state lands.

The B2H Project is a national-level priority and an important component of the President’s all-of the-above-energy strategy that includes encouraging projects that help to strengthen America’s energy infrastructure. The transmission line connects the northern terminus, the Longhorn Substation, a substation planned by Bonneville Power Administration about four miles east of the city of Boardman in Morrow County, Oregon, to the existing Hemingway Substation, near the city of Melba in Owyhee County, Idaho. Construction of the B2H Project is targeted to start in 2021 and will take approximately two to three years once all final permits are acquired. The B2H Project includes construction of the new transmission line, access roads and gates, and communication regeneration sites. The project also includes the removal or rerouting of about eight miles of older transmission lines.

The selected route approved by the ROD is the Agency Preferred Alternative identified in the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Land-use Plan Amendments, which published in the Federal Register on November 28, 2016. The ROD represents the culmination of a comprehensive planning process, including a Community Advisory Process conducted by the Idaho Power Company that further refined the routing options. Comments received after public scoping in 2010 further refined routing and added variations.

Face and Voice Biometrics Market to Witness Growth Acceleration During 2017-2025

New York, NY — (SBWIRE) — 11/17/2017 — Increasing adoption of technology in homeland security continues to promote the need for face & voice biometrics at necessary checkpoints. Restricted access might be displeasing for investigations, but entry to only authorized personnel continues to be a great advantage for securing everything – from wealth to wisdom. Installing face & voice biometrics in corporate settings has been a common practice since its inception. Going forward, government offices and public places will also be equipped with face & voice biometrics, making them the most sought-after tech solution for controlling a secured access to facilities. Persistence Market Research concurs that by the end of 2025, the global market for face & voice biometrics will have reached a value of US$ 24 Bn.

Factors as such will continue to promote the use of face & voice biometrics across the globe. In 2016, over US$ 4.5 Bn worth of face & voice biometric solutions were sold in the world. Persistence Market Research’s latest report, titled „Face & Voice Biometric Market: Global Industry Analysis (2012-2016) and Forecast (2017-2025),” cites that by the end of 2025, the global face & voice biometrics market will have surged at a stellar 18.1% CAGR.

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Key drivers for growth in adoption of face & voice biometrics include:

Implementation of biometrics in banking & payments: In Europe, banking organizations have made facial biometrics mandatory for customers accessing databases and other digital platforms. While banking employees continue to use face or voice biometrics for work, now, customers are also expected to log into their accounts via such solutions.

Integrating voice biometrics with customer service management applications: A voice biometric solution that facilitates the customers to reset their account password at any point of time (quickly & securely over any telephone) is gaining traction in North America as employees can have historical knowledge of each customer, thereby leading to intelligent interactions.

Implementation of biometrics in public administration: In densely-populated regions such as Asia-Pacific, face biometric solutions equipped with surveillance cameras, facial recognition software can improve public administration on light rails, buses, trains, docks and other public transit utilities. Face biometrics can assist authorities in monitoring train capacity, attending to medical emergencies and undertaking law enforcement vigilance such as capturing fare evaders or wanted criminals.

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According to the report analysis, North America’s face and voice biometric market is expected to witness highest growth over the forecast period. Along with Asia-Pacific, North America’s face & voice biometric revenues are expected to account for over 66% of the global market revenues by 2017-end.  Europe, on the other hand, is expected to witness moderate growth in its face & voice biometric market, which will be primarily backed by steady demand for face and voice biometrics in government offices, law enforcement facilities, and military & defense sector.

The report also forecasts that revenue from sales of face biometric solutions in the global market will witness a rise from US$ 4.6 Bn in 2017 to an estimated US$ 17.7 Bn by 2025-end. Meanwhile, biometric solutions developed on voice recognition technologies are projected to create incremental opportunity of US$ 4.5 Bn between 2017 and 2025. The report also reveals higher demand for conventional type of face & voice biometrics, as opposed to mobile.

Governments will be the largest end-users of face & voice biometrics in the world, while revenues from military & defense and law enforcement agencies will register speedy growth at 19.6% CAGR during the forecast period. The report has also profiled leading developers of face & voice biometric solutions as key players in the global market, and they include 3M Cogent, Inc., Apple, Inc.., NEC Corporation, ImageWare System, Inc., Cognitec Systems GmbH, Atos SE, Morpho (Safran), Nuance Communications, Inc., FaceFirst, M2SYS Technologies.

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Commercial Aircraft Video Surveillance Systems Market Trends Estimates High Demand by 2027

Valley Cottage, NY — (SBWIRE) — 11/17/2017 — Video surveillance suffices the prime function of ensuring safety and security of the aircraft. Commercial aircraft video surveillance system is used to observe and monitor unauthorized access to passengers, reduce chances of thefts within the aircraft, detect fire etc. The commercial aircraft video surveillance system utilizes high quality cameras to continuously monitor different target areas of an aircraft. Thus is a very essential tool for aircraft industry that helps them to maximum their profit and brand image by offering high quality and advanced service.  It is essential that the system should be capable enough of recognizing entrants in the entire cabin situations such as light or dark. Commercial aircraft video surveillance systems communicate video toward a central dispensation unit and the video is directed to cockpit spectacles.

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Commercial Aircraft Video Surveillance Systems Market: Dynamics


The adoption of commercial aircraft video surveillance system market has enlarged significantly due to demand for technical advancement in aircraft, security issues, growth in aerospace expenditure, increase in tourism & economic development, need for enhance security, reduced profit margin, cyber threat, rise in number of air passenger. Furthermore, the growth of commercial aircraft video surveillance system market is driven by supportive regulatory bodies such as European Aviation Safety Agency, International Aerospace Quality Group, Federal Aviation Administration, International Civil Aviation Organization and European Aerospace Quality Group. Moreover, numerous manufacturing companies are looking to reduce total cost of operation by expanding the latest commercial aircraft video surveillance system. Such system permits centralized monitoring and help to govern a large number of connected and electrically powered equipment and subsystem in the aircraft cabin.

It is anticipated that High initial cost and maintenance cost may hinder the global Commercial aircraft video surveillance system market in the forecast period. Furthermore, technical challenges such as safety may affect the market.

The introduction of new aircraft such as B787, A380, B777 max, A320neo and C919 will enable the airline to build up their existing modest strategies, advance cockpit door, surveillance system and may allow them to grow capabilities that qualify new way to grow the global commercial aircraft video surveillance system market in the forecast period.

Commercial Aircraft Video Surveillance Systems Market: Segmentation

The global commercial aircraft video surveillance system market segmented on the basis of types of system:

Cabin surveillance system
Flight safety camera system
Cockpit access surveillance system
Ground maneuvering camera system

The globalcommercial aircraft video surveillance system market can be segmented on the basis of Aircraft type:

Wide body aircraft
Regional transport aircraft
Business Jets
Very large aircraft
Narrow body aircraft

The global commercial aircraft video surveillance system market can be segmented on the basis of Assembly of system:


The global commercial aircraft video surveillance system market can be segmented on the basis of application:


Commercial Aircraft Video Surveillance Systems Market: Key Participants

The Key Participants of commercial aircraft video surveillance system market are following;

Securaplane Technologies Inc.
AD Aerospace
Airworks, Inc.
The Ucus Dunyasi Ltd.
Meggitt PLC
UTC Aerospace System
Latecoere Group
Airworks , Inc.

Commercial Aircraft Video Surveillance Systems Market: Region-wise Outlook

It is expected that North America will dominate in the global aircraft video surveillance system market owing to high growth in aviation industries in the forecast period. Asia-Pacific is followed by North America in terms of market share in the global commercial aircraft video surveillance system market owing to healthygrowth of economy, increasing number of aircraft deliveries, which further increase the air traffic. Latin America is growing at a high growth rate owing to high demand of passenger safety and security and analyzing the passenger behavior, this may positively affect the global commercial aircraft video surveillance system market. Moreover, a substantial upsurge in air passenger traffic has augmented the need for video surveillance system in Europe driving the global market during the forecast period.

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Military Light Utility Vehicles Market Outlook by Transparency Market Research 2017-2025

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 11/17/2017 — The military light utility vehicle is a small in size manufactured for military. They are relatively light and short compared to other cars and trucks. The military light utility vehicles are unarmored and have small body projections for all-terrain mobility and capacity of at least 4 passenger. Based on product, the military light utility vehicles market is segmented into jeep, SUV, bus and others. Among various product, in 2016, the jeep segment dominated the military light utility vehicles market and expected to be the same during the forecast period of 2017 – 2025. The growing demand for military light utility vehicle from commercial sector is one of the major factor boosting the market. In addition, SUV segment is also anticipated to witness the highest growth in the coming years.

Based on end user, the military light utility vehicles market is segmented into defense and commercial. Among various end user, in 2016, the defense segment dominated the military light utility vehicles market followed by commercial and expected to be the same during the forecast period of 2017 – 2025. Increase in the demand of weapons in several developing countries such as China, India, Saudi Arabia and Brazil among others is one of the major factor boosting the demand of military light utility vehicles in defense segment.

The Asia-Pacific region is anticipated to be the key growth area for armor in the coming years. India, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Singapore, Thailand and South Korea all have armored vehicle replacements in the coming years. Middle East nations such as the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia are re-equipping as conflict continues in Iraq and Syria.

By geography, the military light utility vehicles market has been segmented into five regions namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and Latin America. North America is a major customer and manufacturer of military light utility vehicles and it is distant first from other regions in terms of market share with only Europe next to it by a huge margin in the market share. The impact of its dominance is such that the military light utility vehicles market relies heavily on the U.S. defense budget and military spending. Europe is the second largest market in military light utility vehicles. In 2016, the U.K. holds highest share of the market among other countries in Europe and expected to be the same during the forecast period.

Owing to rising number of conflicts, government concern to protect civilians from damages has increased in the recent years which in turn expected to boost the market for the military light utility vehicles in the coming years. Asia Pacific is anticipated to grow at a high CAGR during the forecast period of 2017 – 2025. Emerging markets are anticipated to be prominent sources of defense spending on military light utility vehicles as their economies are expected to grow over the forecast period. Countries such as China, Japan, and India have increased their defense spending significantly over the past decade, thus creating significant scope for adoption of military light utility vehicles. Rapid technological developments, potential conflicts, re-alignment of forces, and changing economic climate are some of the major factor boosting the market for military light utility vehicles in Middle East and Africa. In Latin America, high military spending in several countries such as Brazil, Ecuador and Chile among others has propelled the growth of military light utility vehicles market.

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DoD Releases Sexual Assault Local Installation Data

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Release No: NR-395-17 Nov. 17, 2017

The Department of Defense released information about the number of sexual assault reports made at installations around the world for fiscal years 2013 through 2016 (click here for the report). The department reports these same numbers, but in aggregate, each year.

One of the features of the department’s reporting program is that service members can report allegations of sexual assault at any time and at any place,” said Dr. Nate Galbreath, deputy director DoD Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office. „As a result, the number of reports listed for an installation doesn’t necessarily mean that the alleged incident occurred there. A report could involve allegations for an incident that occurred while on deployment, while away on leave, or even prior to entering the military. This kind of flexibility allows the department to better meet the department’s goals to increase reporting of sexual assault and decrease the occurrence of the crime through prevention.”

The information released today shows, installation by installation, where Service members are getting assistance with their sexual assault reports. The release today lists the number of reports alleging sexual assault that are being handled by Sexual Assault Response Coordinators at military installations worldwide.

Due to recent requests for this information under the Freedom of Information Act, the department determined that releasing the information provided allows for transparency while also protecting the privacy interests of the victim.

Since 2012, the department’s annual reports on sexual assault in the military have reported regular declines in the prevalence rates of sexual assault among the force. In 2016, the most recent data the department has on the prevalence rates of sexual assault showed a decrease from 6.1% of active duty women in 2012 to 4.3% in 2016, and from 1.2% of active duty men in 2012 to 0.6% in 2016.

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UnitedHealthcare and Qualcomm Integrate Wearable Devices From Samsung and Garmin into Wellness Program


• More device options available for UnitedHealthcare Motion, a wellness program that offers people financial incentives of more than $1,000 per year for meeting daily walking goals;
• Samsung and Garmin® activity trackers and smart watches are the latest devices available through the ‘bring-your-own-device’ (BYOD) model, enabled by Qualcomm Life;
• UnitedHealthcare Motion participants have collectively walked 130 billion steps, earning more than $19 million in incentives since the program’s launch.

UnitedHealthcare Motion is a national wellness program that provides eligible plan participants access to activity trackers and enables them to earn more than $1,000 per year by meeting certain daily walking goals.

The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro and the Gear Sport, as well as the Garmin vivosmart® 3, have been integrated and validated with Qualcomm Life’s 2net™ platform for medical-grade connectivity that features multiple safeguards to help keep data secure. UnitedHealthcare Motion participants who already own one of these devices may be able to use them with the program.

UnitedHealthcare Motion is available to employers with self-funded and fully insured health plans nationwide. The program enables employees to earn up to $4 per day in financial incentives based on achieving the F.I.T. goals:

• Frequency: complete 500 steps within seven minutes six times per day, at least an hour apart);
• Intensity: complete 3,000 steps within 30 minutes; and
• Tenacity: complete 10,000 total steps each day).

The integrated activity trackers, which are available to plan participants at no additional charge or through upgrade options that enable people to purchase leading activity trackers at preferred prices, have been customized to enable users to see on their wrists how they are tracking against the program’s three daily F.I.T. goals. Research shows people who consistently achieve F.I.T. goals tend to improve their health and reduce their medical expenses[1].

All the activity trackers are available to people via a dedicated website that offers device options, including previously available activity trackers from Fitbit and Striiv.

Since UnitedHealthcare Motion launched in 2016, participants have collectively walked more than 130 billion steps and earned more than $19 million in rewards. Among eligible employees, 66 percent registered their devices, with more than two-thirds of those staying active with the program for more than one year.

“The enhancements to UnitedHealthcare Motion enable the program to offer companies and their employees more digital health and wellness resources that are personalized, connected and intuitive,” said Sam Ho, M.D., chief medical officer of UnitedHealthcare. “We are expanding the portfolio of available devices to make UnitedHealthcare Motion more flexible, convenient and consumer friendly.”

Qualcomm Life, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, leverages its global connected health ecosystem and connectivity expertise to provide secure data transfer from the devices, to the Motion app and to UnitedHealthcare. Qualcomm Life also enables the BYOD model to allow the integration of more activity trackers into the 2net Platform and UnitedHealthcare Motion, providing participants with more choice.

“This program highlights the value of combing UnitedHealthcare’s pro-consumer benefit designs combined with Qualcomm Life’s expertise in providing seamless connectivity across a growing ecosystem of wearable devices to help people pursue their health and wellness goals,” said James Mault, M.D., F.A.C.S., senior vice president and chief medical officer, Qualcomm Life. “Studies have shown walking can be an effective way to help improve well-being and reduce health care costs, and we are seeing how UnitedHealthcare Motion helps people take charge of their health.”

Employers are expected to incorporate more than 13 million wearable and fitness tracking devices into their wellness programs by 2018, according to technology consultancy Endeavors Partners. A related study published in Science & Medicine showed people tend to overestimate how much exercise they get each week by more than 50 minutes, and they underestimate sedentary time by more than two hours, underscoring the importance of a wellness program like UnitedHealthcare Motion.

“Our motivation for implementing this program was simple: help create a happier and heathier workforce,” said Thomas Williams, director of finance of Wayne Densch, a Florida-based distribution company that adopted the program in 2016 and has seen a significant reduction in health care costs. “We recognize that wearable devices can help reduce our company’s overall health care costs and engage employees in our wellness program, enabling them to track their daily activity levels and improve their health and well-being.”

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Director shares perspective, insights with JROTC cadets

The Defense Logistics Agency director shared wisdom and personal insights with more than 20 Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps members Nov. 14 at the McNamara Headquarters Complex, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Army Lt. Gen. Darrell K. Williams, along with other DLA senior leaders and national account managers, briefed students from Franklin Military Academy in Richmond, Virginia, on the agency’s mission and functions.

Williams also recounted lessons from his life and career, beginning with his upbringing in West Palm Beach, Florida, where paying for college was a struggle for his parents of nine children. “The only reason I got into ROTC and came to the military was that it was the only way I could pay for school,” he said.

When he graduated from Hampton University in Virginia with an Army commission through the ROTC, he planned to serve only the requisite four-year tour, he said. However,“34 years later, I’m still in the military.

“Although I grew up in a patriotic family, I didn’t truly understand this thing about service to the nation,” Williams said. “Service to your nation and to your community is pretty significant; ROTC is a big step in the right direction.”

The general insisted his remarks were not a recruiting pitch. Regardless of career choice, Williams told the cadets, the ROTC experience will help develop them as leaders.

“People in the civilian world will gravitate toward the leadership experiences you’re getting right now,” he said. “This growth and development is going to help you, whether you join the military or go into civilian life.”

Paramount among leadership principles is leading by example, Williams said.

“I know you often find yourselves in situations where you’ve got to make a decision,” he said. “You have to ask yourself: ‘Am I going to risk my future by doing something I know I shouldn’t do, even while no one’s watching?’” The outcome of bad decisions “can be extremely embarrassing,” he said. “But more important than that, it can affect your ability to get a security clearance.”

Williams cautioned the students that they’re always being evaluated. “I’m a three-star general, and I’m being evaluated every single day; you’re evaluating me right now,” he said. “And that doesn’t change.”

He emphasized the importance of education. “One of the keys to the rest of your life is getting your education,” he said. “Take your education seriously.”
Williams said students need to prepare themselves for future responsibilities before leaving the security of home and high school. He noted that the military can help defray the cost of higher education through programs like the ROTC, the service academies and the GI Bill, as well as opportunities to earn degrees while in the military.

Right now, the military is particularly interested in those with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math, he said. The director majored in psychology, and he said that education has helped him to be an effective leader.

Williams fielded questions about his career path, greatest challenge, daily activities, how he manages DLA’s nine supply chains — and how to become a three-star general.

“If you decide to come into the military, we’ll give you the training you need to go to successively higher levels of responsibility,” Williams said. “And if you’re really, really lucky, you might get a chance to lead an agency like this one.”

Asked which supply chain is hardest to manage, the general said they all have their unique challenges — but none of them is easy. “If something looks too easy, you’re probably not looking at it hard enough,” he said.

As to what advice he would give his teenage self, Williams said, “No matter what career path you choose, make sure it involves some level of service. And do your very best. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.”

Smart Intelligent Sensor Market: Quantitative Market Analysis, Current and Future Trends

Albany, NY — (SBWIRE) — 11/17/2017 — According to a recent market research report published by Transparency Market Research, the global smart/intelligent sensors market is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 12.2% during the period between 2013 and 2019. The report, titled „Smart/Intelligent Sensors Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 – 2019”, projects the global smart/intelligent sensors market to be worth US$21.60 bn by 2019. The overall market stood at a valuation of US$9.0 bn in 2012.

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The rapidly growing importance of smaller and more diversely functional smart/intelligent sensors across applications such as healthcare monitoring, collision prevention, automotive application, and oil platforms has boosted the growth of the global smart/intelligent sensors market.

The report points out that increasing application of smart/intelligent sensors in transportation and logistics, military, and surveillance will further augment the growth of the market during the forecast horizon. However, high replacement costs and lack of privacy are the key factors restraining the market’s growth.

The global smart/intelligent sensors market has a huge opportunity to grow with the development of smart cities and the growing trend of harnessing power from non-conventional sources of energy.In terms of application, the report segments the global smart/intelligent sensors market into medical equipment, consumer electronics, infrastructure, automotive industry, and others including avionics and food and beverage. In 2012, the automotive sector dominated the overall market, closely followed by the industrial sector.

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Both these sectors are anticipated to maintain their leading positions in the market during the forecast horizon.The report studies the global smart/intelligent sensors market across four key regions: Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, and Rest of the World. The overall market witnessed the highest demand from Europe in 2012.

The robust growth of the market in Europe can be attributed to the high healthcare standards, developed infrastructure, and presence of leading automobile manufacturers such as Audi, Renault, and BMW. North America ranks second in terms of market share in the global smart/intelligent sensors market.

The growing demand for advanced medical equipment, introduction of advanced features in automobiles, and consumer preference for the replacement of electronic devices for technologically advanced features have propelled the growth of the market in this region.

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Describing the competitive hierarchy, the report profiles some of the key players in the global smart/intelligent sensors market such as Custom Sensors and Technologies Inc., Analog Devices Inc., Delphi Automotive PLC, Eaton Corporation PLC, Emerson Process Management LLLP, Omron Corp., Infineon Technologies AG, Vishay Intertechnology Inc., Yokogawa Electric Corp., and Wilcoxon Research Inc.

The report further provides insightful information about the players by including their financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments. The key players are focusing on advancements in smart/intelligent sensors, thereby expanding their applications across other sectors.

GSI Technology to Present at LD Micro 10th Annual Main Event on December 6

SUNNYVALE, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 17, 2017) – GSI Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: GSIT) today announced that Mr. Douglas Schirle, Chief Financial Officer, and Didier Lasserre, Vice President of Sales, will present at the 10th Annual LD Micro Event at 9 a.m. PT on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

The 10th annual LD Micro Main Event will highlight many of the most influential companies in the micro-cap space including top performers from the past decade, as well as the next generation of names looking to make their mark. The conference will be held December 5-7, 2017 at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, 11461 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.

Management will be available during the day on December 6 for one-on-one meetings. For more information about the conference or to schedule a one-on-one meeting with management, please contact Hayden IR at A live webcast of the group presentation will be available at This webcast will be archived for 90 days following the live presentation.

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LD Micro was founded in 2006 with the sole purpose of being an independent resource in the microcap space. We are investors, first and foremost. What started out as a newsletter highlighting unique companies has transformed into several influential conferences annually (Invitational, Summit, and Main Event). In 2015, LD Micro launched as a portal to provide exclusive intraday information on the entire sector, including the first pure microcap index (LDMi) which covers stocks in North America with market capitalizations between $50 million and $300 million.

About GSI Technology

Founded in 1995, GSI Technology, Inc. is a provider of high performance semiconductor memory solutions to networking, industrial, medical, aerospace and military customers. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California and has sales offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit