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Featured Tech Stocks featured bitcoin company - NXT- ID Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD) - NXT-ID Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) Subsidiary Fit Pay Flip<sup>TM</sup>

Nxt-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD) provides a comprehensive platform of technology products and services that enable the Internet of Things (IoT). With extensive experience in access control, biometric and behavior-metric identity verification, security and privacy, encryption and data protection, payments, miniaturization and sensor technologies, NXT-ID develops and markets groundbreaking solutions for payment and IoT applications. Cryptocurrency: February 8, 2018- Fit Pay, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD), announced FlipTM, a new contactless payment device that will enable cryptocurrency holders to use the value of their currency to make purchases at millions of retail locations. The launch of the new device follows a December 2017 announcement by Fit Pay that it is expanding its platform to connect cryptocurrencies to the payment ecosystem. Leveraging the FitPay Payment PlatformTM, Flip will use value exchanged from cryptocurrency to make traditional payment transactions.

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Gopher Protocol, Inc. (OTC:GOPH)

Gopher Protocol, Inc. (OTCQB:GOPH) is a development-stage company developing Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence enabled mobile technology. The Company has a portfolio of Intellectual Property that when commercialized will include smart microchips, mobile application software and supporting cloud software. The system contemplates the creation of a global network. Gopher believes this will be the first system that is developed using artificial intelligence based analysis engine. The core of the system will be its advanced microchip technology that can be installed in any mobile device worldwide, Gopher envisions an internal, private network between all enabled mobile devices providing shared processing, advanced mobile database management/sharing and enhanced mobile features.

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Featured Tech Stocks featured blockchain and technology company - GoverMedia Plus Canada Corp. (CSE: MPLS)

GoverMedia Plus Canada Corp. (CSE: MPLS) is a Canadian holding company with a fully owned Russian technology subsidiary. GoverMedia has developed a fully operational state of the art internet platform offering all inclusive online services such as, e-commerce, social media, multimedia, corporate auctions, corporate database, messaging platform, crowdfunding, cryptocurrency and blockchain services. We believe the GoverMedia platform is the first and only internet platform offering such a wide range of online services accessible via only one account. The Company's management and advisors have extensive expertise in the Telecommunications, High-Technology, Corporate Development and Finance fields. and

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Featured Bitcoin / Blockchain stocks featured tech and bitcoin company - Upco International Inc. (CSE: UPCO)

Upco International Inc. (CSE: UPCO) is a cloud-based mobile service company which provides high-quality voice termination to a market driven by the growing activity in online communications and commerce. Upco is a licensed Global Telecom Carrier within the international VoIP (voice over IP) wholesale business. Upco has designed a software application for Apple iOS and Android, similar to SKYPE and WhatsApp. With the forthcoming addition of the Upco E-Wallet using Blockchain Payment Services, users will be able to: send invoices, approve payments, transfer international funds, convert international currencies, and track transfers and payments. The application will also allow vendors to securely share account information with their clients.

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Featured Tech Stocks featured tech and bitcoin company - Fineqia International Inc. (CSE: FNQ)


Fineqia International is a listed entity in the Canada (CSE:FNQ), US (FNQQF) and Europe (FNQA.F). Fineqia International outlines the Company's corporate governance, culture, processes and relations by which the Company and its subsidiaries are controlled, directed and governed. Fineqia International oversees and ensures the overall success, planning and growth of the Company and all of its subsidiaries, including its adoption of blockchain technologies. For more information visit

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Self-Driving Market Becomes a Reality in the US by 2026, As 1 in 4 New Vehicles Sold Becomes Driverless
Hampshire, UK - May 23, 2018 ( Newswire) New findings from Juniper Research reveal that the annual sales of fully autonomous vehicles (AVs) in the US will reach 5 million by 2026.

Video Release: #SelfDrivingCars and #AI Technology - Gopher Protocol (OTCQB: $GOPH) and #Lyft Discuss the Future from Connectivity to Safety
Point Roberts, WA - May 23, 2018 ( Newswire) (, a global news source covering Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Autonomous Vehicle technology releases video featuring commentary from AI expert Dr. Danny Rittman, CTO of Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) and discussion from a panel session at the recently held BC Tech Summit, including Timothy Burr, Director of Public Policy at Lyft

#Tech News: NXT-ID (NASDAQ: $NXTD) Announces Issuance of US #Patent for #IoT Device Collaboration
MELBOURNE, Florida - May 23, 2018 ( Newswire) NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent Number 9,979,724, entitled "Distributed Method and System to Improve Collaboration Services Across Multiple Devices."

ENACOMM Adds FoneLogix as Ally to Bring Data-Driven #AI and Phone Banking to #Financial Institutions
TULSA, OK - May 22, 2018 ( Newswire) Data analytics, machine learning, and natural language processing are enabling financial institutions to transform customer self-service.

IGEN (OTCQB: IGEN) (CSE: IGN) Announces Record First Quarter Revenue
Murrieta, California - May 22, 2018 (Newsfile Corp.) ( Newswire) IGEN Networks Corporation (OTCQB: IGEN) (CSE: IGN), a leading innovator of cloud-based and Internet of Things (IoT) automotive solutions for the protection and management of mobile assets, today announced unaudited financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2018, including record revenue.

Linius (ASX: LNU) Shares Analyst's Research Report
New York, NY - May 22, 2018 ( Newswire) RB Milestone Group ("RBMG") releases the following research report on Linius Technologies Limited (ASX:LNU).

#RCS #Messaging Revenues to Reach $9 Billion by 2022, As Operators Capitalise on New Engagement Channels
Hampshire, UK - May 22, 2018 ( Newswire) A new study from Juniper Research found that revenues from RCS (Rich Communication Services) messaging will exceed $9 billion by 2022, up from an estimated $126 million in 2018.

Breaking #AI News: Gopher Protocol (OTCQB: $GOPH) Launches Web Development of its Avant! Artificial Intelligence Platform
SAN DIEGO, CA - May 22, 2018 ( Newswire) Gopher Protocol Inc. (OTCQB: GOPH) ("Gopher"), a company specializing in the creation of Internet of Things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence enabled mobile technologies, announced that it is developing a new web interface for Avant!, its Artificial Intelligence Platform..

#AI-integrated Maternal and Infant Care Solutions Accelerate Move toward Smart #Nurseries
Santa Clara, Calif. - May 21, 2018 ( Newswire) A growing population of tech-savvy millennial parents, the rising popularity of "consumer" health, and an increase in preterm births and fetal deaths are driving the global market for maternal and infant care digital health solutions.

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Absolute Software Corporation ( TSX:ABT.TO ) is the industry standard in persistent endpoint security and management for computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones. The Company, a leader in device security and management tracking for 20 years, has over 30,000 commercial customers worldwide. Absolute's solutions - Computrace®, Absolute Manage®, Absolute Service, Absolute Secure Drive, and Absolute LoJack® - provide organizations with actionable intelligence to prove compliance, securely manage BYOD, and deliver comprehensive visibility and control over all of their devices and data. Absolute is positioned on two Gartner, Inc. Magic Quadrants - the Magic Quadrant for Client Management Tools and the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Device Management Software. Absolute is one of only four vendors to be recognized on both Magic Quadrants based on providing customers with the ability to secure and manage many different types of devices using a single solution. Absolute persistence technology is embedded in the firmware of computers, netbooks, tablets and smartphones by global leaders, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Motion, Panasonic, Samsung, and Toshiba, and the Company has reselling partnerships with these OEMs and others, including Apple.

AT&T Inc. ( NYSE: T ) AT&T Government Services (AGS), a business unit of AT&T Corp., delivers IT solutions spanning cyber security, networking, wireless, mission support and applications. Thousands of experienced AGS personnel, along with certified professionals throughout the AT&T family of companies, focus exclusively on supporting the federal government.

AVG Technologies N.V. ( NYSE:AVG) mission is to simplify, optimize and secure the Internet experience, providing peace of mind to a connected world. AVG's powerful yet easy-to‐use software and online services put users in control of their Internet experience. By choosing AVG's software and services, users become part of a trusted global community that benefits from inherent network effects, mutual protection and support. AVG has grown its user base to 172 million active users as of September 30, 2013 and offers a protection, performance and privacy products and services suite to consumers and small businesses including Internet security, performance optimization, mobile security, online backup, identity protection and family safety software.

Barracuda Networks ( NYSE:CUDA ) provides cloud-connected security and storage solutions that simplify IT. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda's customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. Barracuda Networks has developed a worldwide reputation as the go-to leader for providing government agencies with powerful yet easy-to-use IT solutions that simplify the most complex security, storage, application delivery, networking and data protection challenges.

BlackBerry (Research in motion) ( NasdaqGS:BBRY ; TSX:BB.TO ) a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Integral security features and an ever-expanding administrative toolset have earned BlackBerry® products the trust of some of the most secure organizations in the world. These security features have also made the BlackBerry solution a world leader in mobile security certifications

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Apple Inc. ( NasdaqGS:AAPL ) designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork, and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple is reinventing the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced its magical iPad which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices. The company provides many different apps for social networking., Inc. ( NasdaqGS: AMZN ) a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon owns part of LivingSocial , a leading marketplace to buy and share the best things to do in your city - or wherever you may be. We provide a trusted, convenient source for finding value on everyday items and activities and identifying novel, enriching and fun experiences for you to enjoy and share with your friends. With thousands of unique and diverse offers every day, we inspire our members to discover everything from weekend excursions to international travel, from exclusive gourmet dinners to family outings and more. We help local and national businesses grow by introducing them to high-quality new customers. We deliver compelling and cost-effective marketing solutions for businesses large and small and provide our partners with the tools to make our members their regulars.

bBooth, Inc. ( OTC:BBTH ) At the forefront of the new, 'experiential, location-based entertainment' movement, bBooth (BBTH) (CUSIP number:07331L 108), The Talent Discovery Company, is deploying kiosk-sized, family-friendly, professional-quality, TV recording studios in local shopping centers across the country. The audition booths are being seamlessly integrated into a social media, messaging, gaming, music streaming, video sharing mobile app, creating a new, robust talent discovery platform where both fans and established artists alike have a new way to engage, promote and sell music and other video content.

Bizzingo, Inc. ( OTC:BIZZ ) is a global social media company that has developed as a unified social network designed especially for businesses. Bizzingo will provide a channel to negotiate transactions devoid of personal networking clutter. As the first true business-to-business social platform, Bizzingo also is designed to allow businesses a way to find each other by keyword and view promotional information, as well as synchronously communicate with their users. Bizzingo's profiling system will create one of the most detailed business databases in the world, delivering targeted search engine results.

Clicker Inc. ( OTC:CLKZ ) together with its subsidiaries, operates as a Web publisher brand builder primarily in the United States. The company focuses on developing stand-alone brands that incorporate social networking and reward properties that leverage content, commerce, and advertising for the global Internet users. Its Web properties include, an online pop, entertainment, and gossip property that incorporates social networking with entertainment;, a social networking Website and gossip channel for sports enthusiasts; and, a news consumption property and advertising platform that aggregates financial news and information from the Web;, a news consumption property and advertising platform, which aggregates hip hop and urban news from the Web; and, a furniture e-commerce site that offers urban style furniture. Clicker Inc. also owns Internet domain names, such as,,, and

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 New Releases and Extensive Roster of Tier 1 Partnerships Fuel Next Phase of Growth for Rovio's Flagship Entertainment Brand

ESPOO, Finland - May 23, 2018 - Rovio Entertainment, in partnership with its licensing and brand management agency, Evolution, has unveiled a sweeping program of premier licensing partnerships in North America for its flagship Angry Birds franchise. This extensive line-up of new, renewed and ongoing deals, uniting a diverse array of retail product manufacturers and categories, represents the next step forward for the Angry Birds brand, further propelling the growth and appeal of one of entertainment's biggest franchises.

"These are exciting times for Rovio and Angry Birds fans. We have the strongest content roadmap to date starting from The Angry Birds Movie 2 planned for September 2019. We also have lots of other unique entertainment projects in development to engage audiences around the world. There's no shortage of fun things to look forward to in the future!" said Simo Hämäläinen, Senior Vice President, Brand Licensing at Rovio Entertainment.

"Rovio is committed to ensuring Angry Birds continues to be a leading player in the U.S., with the retail marketing resources and expertise to make it happen," said Travis Rutherford, Partner and Chief Revenue Officer at Evolution, whose longstanding local market leadership and knowledge has been instrumental in developing Rovio's brand licensing and visibility in North America.

Rovio's newest licensing partnerships for the Angry Birds franchise in North America include: FAB (bags, backpacks and lunch kits); Ranir (children's oral care); Merske (ride-on and pretend-play toys); WEI Sales/Wells Dairy (frozen confections on a stick); Blue Spring Partners / Fin Fun (character-shaped wearable blankets and towel wraps); Crocs (Crocs footwear and Jibbitz charms); and Brown Trout (calendars).

Rovio has also secured promotions for 2018 with Sonic Restaurants, as well as Hostess Brands, which is set to release over 10 million co-branded packaged bakery foods with a bounceback promotion tied to the mobile game Angry Birds Match.

In addition to these new licensing agreements, Rovio has renewed deals with a number of long-time partners, including: Brunswick Bowling (branded bowling alleys); Decopac (cake decorating); Dynamic Displays (event balloons); Handcraft Manufacturing (children's packaged and hanging underwear); Hybrid Promotions (children's apparel, tees, fashion tops and separates); Inkology (back-to-school stationery; Komar Kids (children's sleepwear); Toy Factory (amusement plush); Radz II (novelty candy dispensers); The Ziegenfelder Company (frozen ice pops); Duncan Enterprises / Chesapeake Ceramics (make-your-own ceramic pottery); and Bulls I Toys (novelty toys).

These far-reaching licensing arrangements build on Rovio's ongoing partnerships with: Bentex Group (children's swimwear); Checks in the Mail (personalized checks); ES Originals (footwear); Innovative Concepts in Entertainment (arcade machines); Jay Franco & Sons (bedding, bath and room decor); Fabric Traditions (fabric by the yard); World Tech Toys (RC toys); and Pez Candy (Pez).

Rovio's future milestones for the Angry Birds franchise include the development of new games, long-form animation, live stage shows and location-based entertainment initiatives, animated and live-action content on Angry Birds' YouTube channel, and the September 2019 theatrical release of The Angry Birds Movie 2, followed by the landmark 10th anniversary of the original Angry Birds in December 2019.

About Rovio Entertainment
Rovio Entertainment Corporation is a Finnish, games-first entertainment company that creates, develops and publishes mobile games and acts as a brand licensor in various entertainment and consumer product categories. The Company is best known for the global Angry Birds brand, which started from a popular mobile game in 2009. Today, the Company offers multiple mobile games that have been downloaded 4 billion times since 2009, has produced The Angry Birds Movie, which opened number one in theatres in 50 countries, and licenses the Angry Birds brand to consumer products and other entertainment content. Rovio is headquartered in Espoo, Finland (

About Evolution USA, LLC
Evolution has the expertise to fully monetize all forms of intellectual properties through licensing and merchandising, digital monetization, promotions, location based entertainment, retail development and brand management on a global basis.  Evolution is also adept at managing manufacturing and distribution, which enables it to develop intellectual properties from concept to the retail shelf.

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FTI Starts to Accumulate FLASH Coin and Issues Director Stock Options

TORONTO, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FTI Foodtech International Inc. (TSXV:FTI) ("FTI" or the “Company”) announces that, the Company has made an initial purchase of 2 million FLASH coin.  This initial purchase of 1,967,691 FLASH coin will be used to establish a link between existing barter markets and FLASH coin.

Additionally, in an effort to attract and retain quality board members, on May 18, 2018, the Company issued a total of 700,000 director stock options, each at $0.20 with a three-year expiry of May 18, 2021.  All previously outstanding options have been exercised by the date of this release.

Other than mentioned above, there are no material changes with the Company.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

For further information, contact: William Hullah, President, FTI at (416) 444-1058.

SADA Systems Named to Inc. Magazine’s 2018 Best Workplaces List

The consulting and tech services leader earned a high score for employee engagement

LOS ANGELES, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SADA Systems, a global leader in providing business and technology consulting services, has been named one of the Best Workplaces for 2018 by Inc. magazine in its annual ranking of fast-growing private companies. SADA also earned one of the highest scores for employee engagement, at 74 percent, on Inc.’s list. The award follows a similar honor from the Business Intelligence Group, which named SADA one of the Best Places to Work in 2018 due to its “efforts to challenge employees in environments that make work fun and engaging.”

SADA’s recognition, which is highlighted in Inc. magazine’s June 2018 issue, is the result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies that have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement and stellar benefits. What does it take to become a company that workers want to be part of? Inc. magazine says it’s more than good pay and good perks – it’s also about having a clear purpose, a sense of humor and leadership.

“We’re honored to be named to Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces once again. Culture isn’t something you put in a manual or preach to employees in meetings,” says Tony Safoian, President and CEO at SADA Systems. “It’s about how you treat people – employees, vendors, customers, partners and guests alike. The core foundation of SADA is family, with emphasis on mutual respect, trust, kindness and unity. That’s the mentality I have as president of this company, and culture is a top down phenomenon.”

The 2018 Inc. Best Workplaces Awards assessed applicants on the basis of benefits offered and employees’ responses to a unique, 30-question survey fielded by each of the applying companies. Responses were evaluated by the research team at Quantum Workplace. For its results to qualify, each company had to achieve a statistically significant response rate based on employee count. Survey scores account for employer size to level the playing field between small and large businesses. All companies had to have minimum of 10 employees and to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent – that is, not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.

While researching the entries, Inc. and Quantum saw distinct themes develop:

  • Strong company cultures breed stunning individual and team performance.
  • Workers at the best companies don’t view their employers as sugar daddies. They aren’t mesmerized by whatever giveaways seem to be the latest fad—be it gourmet lunches or beer fridges.
  • When employees feel valued by their organization, they are far more likely to be engaged. This single factor proved to be one of the largest drivers of employee engagement.

As expected, Best Workplace companies provide comprehensive benefits packages and SADA proudly offers competitive benefits and perks, including unlimited PTO, 401K matching, profit sharing, professional development reimbursement, and a wide range of insurance, disability and other employee assistance programs.

“By including an employee survey into this year’s Best Workplaces selection process, we’ve really raised the bar. Companies that don’t score at the very top of their peer group don’t make the cut. So, our hats are off to the winners. They all excelled at engaging their workers, making them feel appreciated, and aligning them behind a mission. And remember, that’s not just our opinion: The employees told us that themselves,” says James Ledbetter, Inc. editor-in-chief.

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About SADA Systems

SADA Systems, Inc. is a privately-held global leader in providing business and technology consulting services that transform organizations through innovative cloud-based solutions. As a Google Cloud Premier Partner, a Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider, and a Facebook Workplace Service Partner, SADA Systems has gained global accolades as an exceptional service provider with proven expertise in enterprise consulting, cloud platform migration, custom application development, managed services, user adoption and change management.

Recognized on the Inc. 5000 America's Fastest Growing Private Companies for ten years, CRN's MSP Elite 150, the 2017 Best Places to Work in Los Angeles, and 2018 Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces. SADA prides itself on continuous innovation, strong partnerships and corporate culture, and exceptional customer service.

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EY Announces Eric M. Elfman of Onit Entrepreneur of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Gulf Coast Area

HOUSTON, May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EY today announced that Eric M. Elfman of Onit is a finalist for the Entrepreneur of The Year® 2018 Award in the Gulf Coast Area. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Eric was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special gala event on June 14, 2018, at the Marriott Marquis Houston. 

“Being an Entrepreneur of the Year regional finalist is a distinct honor for me and a tribute to our dedication and hard work at Onit,” said Eric M. Elfman. “It’s highly energizing for all of our team members here and abroad, and the recognition couldn’t come at a better time in our company’s growth trajectory.”

A previous winner in 2002, Eric was named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in the emerging technology category when he was the CEO of Datacert (now Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions).

Now in its 32nd year, the program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About Entrepreneur of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

About Onit
Onit is the leading provider of Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions for the 21st century. Brought to you by the same team that created Spend Management a generation ago, Onit is transforming the way legal departments drive operational and process improvements. By focusing on process, Onit’s solutions help customers drive tremendous gains in efficiency, accelerate transaction velocity and reduce costs. For more information, visit or contact 1-800-281-1330.

Teradyne Tops VLSIresearch Customer Satisfaction Survey for Sixth Consecutive Year

Customers name Teradyne “THE BEST” of all test technology companies

NORTH READING, Mass., May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER), a leading supplier of automated test solutions, was named "THE BEST" of all test equipment companies by customers in the VLSIresearch annual survey of companies that provide hardware, software, and services to the semiconductor industry. Teradyne placed first in both “THE BEST Suppliers of Test Equipment” and “The 10 BEST Large Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment” categories. Customers also rated Teradyne highest in “Recommend Supplier” and “Trust in Supplier.”

Greg Smith, President of the Semiconductor Test Division at Teradyne, said, "One of our core values at Teradyne is that our customers can count on us. We take this value seriously and work every day to earn our customers’ trust. It’s gratifying to see that Teradyne’s customers recognize that commitment in the VLSIresearch survey.”

Since 1988, the VLSIresearch annual Customer Satisfaction Survey has been the semiconductor industry’s primary method for ranking and rating the suppliers of semiconductor equipment and subsystems. The 10 BEST and THE BEST awards are considered the industry’s most prestigious recognitions.

“We would like to congratulate Teradyne for placing first in our customer satisfaction ranking for the sixth consecutive year – a very significant accomplishment. The data speaks for itself, demonstrating Teradyne’s continued customer approval and commitment to innovation and technological leadership. The recognition further exemplifies Teradyne’s ability to consistently deliver superior products and services to the ATE market,” said G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSIresearch.

Ty Akin, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Teradyne added, “Our customers’ success is absolutely our top priority at Teradyne. It is an incredible honor for our team to hear feedback directly from our customers that we are meeting and exceeding their expectations. Our customers’ trust in Teradyne is common to our core values. We are fully committed to continuing this pace of excellence by delivering a competitive advantage to all our worldwide customers.”

About Teradyne
Teradyne (NYSE:TER) is a leading supplier of automation equipment for test and industrial applications. Teradyne Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) is used to test semiconductors, wireless products, data storage and complex electronic systems, which serve consumer, communications, industrial and government customers. Our Industrial Automation products include collaborative robots used by global manufacturing and light industrial customers to improve quality and increase manufacturing efficiency. In 2017, Teradyne had revenue of $2.14 billion and currently employs approximately 4,500 people worldwide. For more information, visit Teradyne® is a registered trademark of Teradyne, Inc. in the U.S. and other countries.

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  • Hang Seng Composite Information Technology
  • Iceland Information Technology Index
  • Ireland ISEQ Information Technology Price Index
  • Ireland ISEQ Information Technology Return Index
  • Kuala Lumpur SE Technology Index
  • Mumbai BSE TECk Index
  • Nasdaq Computer Index
  • NASDAQ-100 Technology Sector Index
  • OMX Helsinki Information Technology Price Index
  • Oslo SE Information Technology
  • Oslo SE Software and Computer Services
  • Oslo SE Technology Hardware and Equipment
  • PHLX Semiconductor Sector (companies nationality: international) (PHLX *Semiconductor Sector (SOX))
  • PSE Technology Index
  • S&P Global 1200 Information Technology Index
  • S&P/TSX Capped Information Technology Index
  • Stockholm SX Information Technology Price Index
  • Stockholm SX Software and Computer Services PI
  • Stockholm SX Technology Hardware and Equipment PI
  • Sweden Affarsvarlden Hardware and Retail Distrib.
  • Sweden Affarsvarlden Software
  • TecDax Price Index
  • Tel Aviv Technology Index

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Semiconductor Stock Indices

  • The PHLX Semiconductor SectorSM (SOXSM) is a price-weighted index composed of 19 companies primarily involved in the design, distribution, manufacture, and sale of semiconductors.
  • iShares Goldman Sachs Semiconductor Index Fund (IGW: AMEX) (the Fund) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the Goldman Sachs Technology Industry Semiconductor Index (the Index). The Index has been developed by Goldman Sachs as an equity benchmark for United...