FINEOS Corporation Lands Outstanding Achievement in International Growth Award at the Technology Ireland Industry Awards 2020

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–FINEOS Corporation (ASX: FCL), the leading core platform for life, accident and health insurance, headquartered in Ireland and employing over 1000 employees globally, was named winner of the Technology Ireland Outstanding Achievement in International Growth Award at the 28th Annual Technology Ireland Industry Awards last week. The event was supported by platinum sponsors EY and gold sponsors Fidelity Investments, Workhuman, and Enterprise Ireland.

FINEOS Corporation, a global software company providing modern customer-centric core software to the life, accident and health industry, was the overall winner among five companies shortlisted for the award. The company has over 50 customers globally, representing some of the premier names in the insurance industry. Other award winners on the night were Fenergo, Swift Comply, City Swift, TEKenable, VMware, AWS, Microsoft (DreamSpace) and NearForm Covid 19 Tracker.

Commenting on the win, Michael Kelly, CEO of FINEOS, said, “We are thrilled to be recognized

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Health technology firm started by Dallas native lands $175 million investment to expand

Austin-based health technology company Everlywell has raised $175 million to expand its digital health offerings and its workforce.

Everlywell was founded by Dallas native Julia Cheek in 2015, and the company moved to Austin in 2016.

Everlywell focuses on home health care diagnostics, including at-home tests for food sensitivity, allergies, thyroid issues, hormones and vitamins. The company also has received authorization for an at-home test kit for COVID-19.

New investors in the financing round include funds and accounts managed by BlackRock, the Chernin Group, Foresite Capital, Greenspring Associates, Lux Capital, Morningside Ventures and Portfolia, as well as existing investors Goodwater Capital, Highland Capital Partners and Next Coast Ventures.

This investment brings the total capital raised by the company to more than $250 million.

“The pandemic has shed light on the challenges of lab testing for Americans, from unknown costs to confusion and inconvenience,” Cheek said. “We’ve been empowering people with

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China spacecraft lands on moon to bring rocks back to Earth

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spacecraft sent to return lunar rocks to Earth collected its first samples Wednesday after landing on the moon, the government announced, adding to a string of successes for Beijing’s increasingly ambitious space program.

The Chang’e 5 probe touched down shortly after 11 p.m. (1500 GMT) on Tuesday after descending from an orbiter, the China National Space Administration said. It released images of the barren scene at the landing site showing the lander’s shadow.

“Chang’e has collected moon samples,” the agency said in a statement carried by the official Xinhua News Agency. It said the probe also had successfully unfolded solar panels that will power it.


The probe, launched Nov. 24 from the tropical southern island of Hainan, is the latest venture by a Chinese space program that sent its first astronaut into orbit in 2003, has a spacecraft en route to Mars and aims eventually

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China’s Chang’e-5 spacecraft successfully lands on the moon to retrieve lunar rocks and soil

Chinese state media reported Tuesday that the probe “successfully landed” at its targeted site, an area called Oceanus Procellarum. China did not immediately announce any other details about the landing.

On the lunar surface, the probe is expected to dig about seven feet deep, collecting as much as 4.5 pounds of rocks and lunar soil into the ascent vehicle, which would then meet up with the service capsule in lunar orbit and return to Earth.

Once the material is back on Earth, scientists would be able to calculate its age and examine it to determine its composition.

On Twitter, Thomas Zurbuchen, NASA’s associate administrator for the science mission directorate, congratulated China. “This is no easy task,” he wrote. “When the samples collected on the Moon are returned to Earth, we hope everyone will benefit from being able to study this precious cargo that could advance the international science community.”

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China’s Chang’e 5 lands on moon, gets readies to dig in the lunar dirt

China’s Chang’e 5 mission has touched down on the surface of the moon, the country’s media reports. Next, the lander will drill to collect volcanic moon rock samples and scoop up some lunar dirt for return to Earth later this month.



a store inside of a building: The Long March rocket carrying Chang'e 5, prepared for launch. CNSA


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The Long March rocket carrying Chang’e 5, prepared for launch. CNSA

China’s space agency launched the Chang’e 5 mission atop of one of its Long March 5 rockets on Nov. 23. The lunar-sample return marks the first such mission by any country in decades.

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The landing came just before 7:15 a.m. PT on Tuesday. The gear is now expected to gather its samples and stow them in a small spacecraft atop the lander, which will then lift off in about 48 hours. After that, the ascent vehicle will transfer the samples to an orbiter now circling the moon that will transport them back

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China says spacecraft successfully lands on moon for historic sample collection

The Chinese government says a robot probe launched to return lunar rocks to Earth has landed on the moon. The official China News Service said the Chang’e 5 “successfully landed on the moon in the pre-selected landing area.” It gave no more details.

The probe adds to a string of increasingly ambitious missions by a Chinese space program that aims eventually to land a human on the moon.

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This animation released by China Central Television (CCTV) shows Chang’e-5 probe flying to moon.

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The spacecraft is expected to collect about 4 pounds of rock and soil samples, and return them to Earth for laboratory analysis.

If successful, the Chang’e 5 mission will make China only the third nation, after the United States and the former Soviet Union, to bring moon rocks back to Earth.

The Chang’e 5 flight is China’s third successful lunar landing. Its predecessor, Chang’e 4,

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Sputtering equipment supplier UVAT lands new orders for panel-level packaging

Sputtering equipment supplier UVAT lands new orders for panel-level packaging

Jane Wang, Taipei; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES

Taiwan-based UVAT Technology with its sputtering and etching equipment has obtained new orders for fan-out panel-level packaging, as well as orders for the manufacture of high-end substrates such as ABF substrates, according to industry sources.

The new orders for IC packaging and substrate production will be buoying UVAT’s revenue in the fourth quarter of 2020 and first-half 2021, said the sources.

UVAT has declined to comment on specific orders, but said that its deployments in the etching equipment field will start bearing fruit next year. The company expects the overall equipment revenue generated from the semiconductor industry to register rapid growth in 2021.

Also specializing in OEM services for anti-electromagnetic interference (EMI) coating for notebooks and handsets, UVAT has enjoyed robust demand for notebooks arising from the rise of stay-at-home

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SpaceX launches new NASA satellite and lands with a boom

Illustration of the Sentinel-6/Michael Freilich satellite in orbit.

Illustration of the Sentinel-6/Michael Freilich satellite in orbit.

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This article, SpaceX launches new NASA satellite and lands with a boom, originally appeared on CNET.com.

A SpaceX
Falcon 9 rocket sent a new NASA
and European Space Agency satellite on its way to orbit from California on Saturday morning. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is the latest in a series of satellites that have provided critical data about sea level rise and climate change for almost three decades. It’s named for the former director of NASA’s Earth Science Division, Michael Freilich, who’s considered a pioneer in conducting oceanography work from orbit.

The new ocean-spying bird will be able to measure sea levels within a few centimeters for 90% of oceans around the globe. A twin satellite named Sentinel-6B will join the effort when it launches in

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SpaceX launches a new NASA satellite and lands with a boom

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Illustration of the Sentinel-6/Michael Freilich satellite in orbit.


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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket sent a new NASA and European Space Agency satellite on its way to orbit from California on Saturday morning. The Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich satellite is the latest in a series of satellites that’ve provided critical data about sea level rise and climate change for almost three decades. It’s named for the former director of NASA’s Earth Science Division, Michael Freilich, who’s considered a pioneer in conducting oceanography work from orbit.

The new ocean-spying bird will be able to measure sea levels within a few centimeters for 90% of oceans around the globe. A twin satellite named Sentinel-6B will join the effort when it launches in 2025. Instruments on the new satellites will also provide data on atmospheric temperature and humidity that’ll help improve weather forecasts, according to NASA.

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Taiwanese Design Lands in The National Science and Technology Fair in Thailand

TAIPEI, Nov. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — From November 13th to November 23th this year, The National Science and Technology Fair in Thailand is held in The National Science Museum in Bangkok. Expecting nearly 60,000 visitors in 11 days, over 100 technology-related organizations occupy about 20,000 square meters of spaces. Under the global pandemic, many exhibits are about disease prevention. An area of 500 square meters is curated by Creative Director Namfon Laistrooglai of ICONSIAM, a renowned department store group in Thailand, with the title “Living with COVID-19”.

With outstanding performances in this pandemic in Taiwan, Namfon Laistrooglai invites Taiwan Design Research Institute (TDRI) to participate about the pandemic experiences and changing lifestyles. From 2014 to 2019, TDRI has attended Bangkok Style and other key events in Thailand. With the first appearance in The National Science and Technology Fair, TDRI hopes to introduce and market Taiwan

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