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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Pyka Bets The Path To The Future Of Passenger Planes Runs Through Banana Plantations In Latin America

Oakland-based Pyka shares a goal common to many high-tech California aviation startups: to build an autonomous electric passenger aircraft. However, its first steps to get there have taken the company far away from the pack, first to New Zealand and now to banana plantations in Costa Rica and Ecuador, where it’s preparing to field a robotic crop-spraying airplane called Pelican that CEO Michael Norcia says will prove out technology he believes will lead the way to an era of green, low-cost passenger planes.

The fat-bellied, 500-pound plane can carry more than its weight in liquid pesticides or fertilizer, and is engineered to take off and land in a ridiculously short space: 150 feet, half the length of

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With New STEM MBA Path, Foster Puts Out Welcome Mat For Foreign Students

The University of Washington Foster School of Business is adding a STEM pathway to its MBA program. UW photo

Most top-25 schools that added or extended application rounds this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic saw big benefits in the form of increased MBA applications; many parlayed the deeper talent pool into bigger classes. Not so at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in Seattle. Though the Foster School did add a fourth round this year extending more than two months from March 17 to May 19, the app windfall never arrived: Foster’s app total for the cycle was 833, three fewer than it received in 2018-2019.

The decline, minor though it was, continued a slump for Washington Foster that began in the 2017-2018 cycle, when the school saw its MBA applications drop from a record 1,038 to 934. Counting this year’s backward movement, the Foster School

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TIE 2020 Shows a Path to a Smarter Future Forged by Taiwan’s Resilience

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The impacts of the recent COVID-19 pandemic on global trade and our daily lives have led to an acceleration of technological innovations in different sectors. At the same time, our society is transitioning from the era of Big Data towards Hyper Digitization. To help industries prepare for these trends and navigate the post-pandemic world, this year’s Taiwan Innotech Expo (TIE 2020) was highlighting the latest smart living technologies that can spark new imaginations. Since its transformation into a global trade show, the TIE continues to draw international attention to Taiwan’s strength in R&D and innovation. This year’s event showcases how Taiwan stays resilient in face of a global crisis.

The TIE has been demonstrating the R&D strength of Taiwan’s private enterprises, government agencies, academic institutions, and research entities.
The TIE has been demonstrating the R&D strength of Taiwan’s private enterprises, government agencies, academic institutions, and research entities.

Blueprints for a better world can be found in the three thematic pavilions

Scheduled

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Tuesday: Emerging Ag-Tech Company Benson Hill Forges Unique Path, Opens St. Louis Headquarters

This discussion will be on “St. Louis on the Air” at noon Tuesday. This story will be updated after the show. You can listen live.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday at Benson Hill’s new headquarters in Creve Coeur. The facility is at 39 North, a 600-acre innovation district that also houses the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and Bayer Crop Science.

Considered a rising star in the ag-tech space, Benson Hill was established in 2012 and has garnered about $133 million in funding, including from the investor arm of Google, GV. The company, along with its subsidiary, Benson Hill Seeds, seeks to produce plants that are more productive, highly nutritious and better tasting.

On Tuesday’s St. Louis on the Air, Benson Hill CEO, president and co-founder Matt Crisp will join host Sarah Fenske to talk about the company and why it’s

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