Alibaba and Tencent Chart Path Forward With Spectra7 Enabled Active Copper Cable Technology

White Paper on Next Generation Data Center High Speed Copper Cables Announced at ODCC

(TSX-V:SEV) Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, today announced that Alibaba made public a new white paper “High-speed Copper Cable Technology for Next Generation Data Centers” that includes details on the use of Active Copper Cables using Spectra7 technology for future deployments. The white paper was compiled by Alibaba, Tencent, Luxshare Precision, Zhejiang Zhaolong Interconnection and others. The announcement was made at China’s Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) conference held in September in Beijing.

The ODCC Networking Group, led by project manager Chen Liang, Senior Technical Expert at Alibaba, authored the white paper. The paper details Active Copper Cables using Spectra7 technology as a critical interconnect solution at 56Gbps PAM4 rates for extending the reach of high-speed copper cables for next generation data

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Billboard Japan & NTT Data’s Joint Research Predicts Future Hits From Chart Data & Cerebral Information

Billboard Japan and NTT Data/NTT Data Institute of Management Consulting (NTT Data/IMC) partnered on a new project that combines the former’s chart data and the latter’s neuroscientific technology to develop a new way to analyze music trends.

Billboard Japan’s Hot 100 song chart is based on a weighted formula incorporating eight metrics such as CD sales, downloads, streams and Twitter mentions. NTT Data/IMC is a pioneer in the advancement of the brain information business, in part through its development of the “NeuroAI” that predicts the cerebral activity and perceptual content of people viewing moving images. The underlying technology of NeuroAI was adopted by this year’s AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-20).

The collaborative project used technology called “NeuroAI-Music” that simulates the cerebral activity of people listening to music. NeuroAI-Music succeeded in estimating and characterizing the cerebral activity per second of music from audio signals, making it possible to quantitatively extract

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Refinitiv Lipper Chart Of The Week: Tech Sector Funds Fall Out Of Favor

Funds in Refinitiv Lipper’s Science & Technology (tech sector) classification (including both mutual funds and ETFs) suffered net outflows of $1.3 billion for the fund-flows week ended Wednesday, September 23. This was the tech sector fund group’s fifth largest one-week net outflow in its history (Refinitiv Lipper began tracking fund flows data in 1992). As could be expected from this peer group, its performance (both from a fund flows and total return perspective) has mirrored that of the technology-heavy NASDAQ Composite Index.

Similar to the majority of fund asset groups, tech sector funds were hit hard when the impact of COVID-19 took hold near the end of the first quarter. The group closed Q1 with four straight weekly net outflows that reduced their coffers by $1.8 billion. The peer group’s performance followed suit as it retreated 11.1% in March, which was slightly worse than the NASDAQ Composite which finished the

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