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Space Flight Laboratory Collaborates with Kepler Communications on Nanosatellites, Micron Delivers First Mass-Produced, Low-Power DDR5 DRAM, HP Achieves Triple CDP “A” Score, and More


Space Flight Laboratory Collaborates with Kepler Communications on Nanosatellites

In collaboration with Kepler Communications on design specifications, the Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) will develop a new 6U-XL nanosatellite platform tailored to accommodate the communications payload. The operational nanosatellites, Gen1 cluster, will incorporate significant upgrades from the demonstration satellites and offer higher data capacities. SFL will also help Kepler set up their own manufacturing workflow at a new facility in Toronto, where subsequent nanosatellites will be mass produced based on the design of the first satellite. SFL is specifically designing the first satellite with mass production in mind.

Micron Delivers First Mass-Produced, Low-Power DDR5 DRAM

Micron Technologies has delivered the world’s first low-power DDR5 DRAM in mass production to be used in the soon-to-be-released Xiaomi Mi 10 smartphone. LPDDR5 DRAM will address the growing demand for higher memory performance and lower energy consumption across a wide array of markets, including automotive, client PCs and networking systems built for 5G and artificial intelligence (AI) applications. It offers superior power efficiency, faster data access speeds, and meets a growing consumer demand for AI and 5G functionality in smartphones.

HP Achieves Triple CDP “A” Score

HP, highlighted as a world leader in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit organization CDP Global, achieved a place on the prestigious triple “A List” for taking climate actions, protecting forests and addressing water security. HP is also identified as a global leader for engaging with its suppliers on climate change, being awarded a position on the CDP Supplier Engagement Leaderboard for the fourth consecutive year. HP is the only U.S. company to achieve the triple “A” ranking, and one of five companies that has achieved both a triple “A” for climate, forest, and water and is listed on the Supplier Engagement Leaderboard.

Fortinet and Equinix Accelerate Cloud Connectivity

Fortnite has teamed with Equiniz to accelerate cloud connectivity with the addition of Fortinet Secure SD-WAN on Equinix’s Network Edge. This addition allows Equinix to empower enterprise customers with a cloud on-ramp solution across multiple public clouds with full-featured SD-WAN that is scalable from mid-market to large distributed enterprises. With Fortinet Secure SD-WAN now available via Network Edge on Platform Equinix, enterprise customers are able to resolve latency challenges while accessing multi-cloud applications and optimize their cloud connectivity without compromising on security.

Elastic App Search Now Largely Available On Elastic Cloud

Elastic announced Elastic App Search is now largely available on Elastic Cloud. App Search is a ready-to-use, fully complete search solution with user-friendly relevance tuning and analytics built in. And starting today, App Search can be deployed in instances with the click of a button right from the Elastic Cloud dashboard. According to the announcement, Elastic App Search provides the tooling needed for a powerfully relevant search experience with the operational flexibility and scale of Elastic Cloud.

Fraym Joins Dcode Accelerate

Fraym joined a select group of 12 artificial intelligence and big data companies participating in Dcode Accelerate, which brings emerging tech solutions from the private sector to government missions. Fraym will attend in-person sessions, market deep-dives and connections with relevant agency programs and prime contractors in Washington, D.C.

 Peer Intel

The SRC Board of Trustees appointed Kevin Hair as CEO and President of SRC, Inc. on February 1, 2020, succeeding retiring CEO Paul Tremont. Hair has held a variety of roles of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure at SRC. Most recently, he was the chief operating officer and before that, the executive vice president of corporate business development and government affairs.

SOS International LLC (SOSi)has expanded its executive team caps during a significant year of corporate milestones. It appointed Jamie Graybeal to serve as the vice president for public affairs and government relations, Janet Hanofee to the position of chief human resource officer, Kevin Henderson to chief growth officer, and Greg Hayken to executive vice president and general counsel.


Featured Image: Kepler Communications Satellite | Photo Credit: Kepler Communications

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