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News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: co.newswire.com

Norristown PA design build veterans Styer & Associates, Inc. (SAI) have brought their expertise to Valley Forge Casino Resort.  Styer, a subsidiary of the StyerGroup is a leader in the spectacular $6 million redesign and renovation of the Casino Tower. “To reimagine and transform the Casino Tower to satisfy guests’ every hospitality and leisure need, Valley Forge Casino Resort engaged the StyerGroup, a Norristown-based design-build firm,” said a Valley Forge Casino spokesperson. “From the custom artwork to the dark neutral carpet with subliminal flair to the elegant, textured draperies, the result is an aesthetic that delivers a complete resort experience.” The facelift is part of a new push to attract a wider audience amid growing competition to the King of Prussia Casino Resort. The Casino Tower hasn’t received an overhaul for over ten years, and the newest iteration will include two new “super” suites. Most of the Casino Tower’s six floors have been completed to date. After the renovation, the Casino Tower will have, in addition to the super suite guest rooms, 40 suites and 116 standard rooms. Renovations will include new carpeting, wall coverings, draperies, upgraded bathrooms, furniture and custom artwork. Styer & Associates,  Inc. is no stranger to Philadelphia-area landmarks like the Casino Tower. In one of Styer’s most high-profile projects, they played an integral role in the design of Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Philadelphia Eagles, completed in just 28 months.  Styer also scored successes with, among others, Ingersoll Rand, Hewlett Packard, Chase Bank, Lockheed Martin, Citigroup, and the Philadelphia International Airport.


News Article | April 20, 2017
Site: www.treehugger.com

After 25 years of collecting land farmers no longer wanted, the husband and wife now play host to elephants, monkeys and creatures of all stripes. While in all too many places on the planet we’re bearing witness to distressing levels of habitat destruction, it’s beyond heartening to know that in a very special spot in India, the scene is happening in reverse. In 1991, Pamela Gale and Anil Malhotra, purchased a 55-acre plot of abandoned farmland in India’s Southern Ghats, as we wrote about last year. From there they slowly began purchasing more parcels of barren land where rice, coffee and cardamom once grew. Fast-forward to today, and you might never know that it wasn’t a biodiversity hotspot all along. There are at least 60 different species of trees; green things thrive and reach for the sky, the air is thick with the raspy harmonics of cicada, and creatures from elephants to leopards and tigers roam freely in this newfound expanse of Eden. Welcome to the SAI (Save Animals Initiative) Sanctuary. In a new short film by CNN’s Great Big Story about the Malhotras and their inspiring work, Pamela explains, “First came the grasses, they came in thick. Then smaller shrubs; with them the insects returned. Then the trees, and with the trees, the monkeys and elephants.” “People thought we were quite crazy,” she says later, “but that’s ok.” Hailed as India’s first private wildlife sanctuary, SAI and preserves elsewhere are bright spots in a world in which the persistent march of mankind is at odds with nature. It’s hard to escape the hopeful vision of more and more of these convalesced stretches of land eventually meeting up, their borders touching to create massive expanses of untamed wilderness. For her work, Pamela was recently (and “most unexpectedly,” she told me in a letter) awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar (Women’s Power Award) from the President of India at the Presidential Palace for her conservation/environment work and work for empowerment of women. You can meet the Malhotras and see the exquisite beauty of SAI sanctuary in the wonderful new video below. Although to my nature-deprived City Girl eyes it looks lush as can be, Pamela tells me that the footage was shot at the start of the dry season and thus things look a bit dry compared to monsoon/post monsoon. “Post monsoon is my personal favourite time of year here,” she says, “but it is beautiful in every season for sure!” See our earlier story about the Malhotras here. And for more information (and no shortage of inspiration), visit the Sai Sanctuary website.


News Article | May 4, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

The full presentation, along with other important documents related to these matters, can be found at www.CypressFirst.com or on the website of the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.sec.gov). WHETHER OR NOT YOU PLAN TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL MEETING, YOUR PROMPT ACTION IS IMPORTANT. MAKE YOUR VIEWS CLEAR TO THE BOARD BY AUTHORIZING A PROXY TO VOTE FOR EACH PROPOSAL BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE PROXY CARD. YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT, NO MATTER HOW MANY OR HOW FEW SHARES OF COMMON STOCK YOU OWN. Do not return any white proxy card that you may receive from the Company relating to the Annual Meeting, even as a protest vote. If you have already submitted a white proxy card to the Company relating to the Annual Meeting, it is not too late to change your vote. To revoke your prior proxy and change your vote, simply sign, date and return the proxy card in the postage-paid envelope provided. Only your latest signed and dated proxy will be counted. For more information about the CypressFirst nominees, please read the Proxy Statement. The Proxy Statement, as well as other related materials, can be viewed online at www.CypressFirst.com. For additional information or assistance, please contact MacKenzie Partners, Inc., the firm assisting CypressFirst in the solicitation of proxies: Additional Information and Where to Find It T.J. Rodgers is the founding CEO of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (the "Company"). Rodgers, J. Daniel McCranie and Camillo Martino may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from stockholders in connection with the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders (the "Annual Meeting") of the Company. Rodgers, McCranie and Martino have filed a definitive proxy statement (the "CypressFirst Proxy Statement") and accompanying proxy card with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") in connection with his solicitation of proxies for the Annual Meeting. Rodgers owns or controls voting of 8,727,619 shares of the Company's common stock.  McCranie and Martino own 25,000 and 10,000 shares, respectively, of the Company's common stock. Additional information regarding such participants, including their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, are included in the CypressFirst Proxy Statement and may be included in other relevant documents to be filed with the SEC in connection with the Annual Meeting. Rodgers, McCranie and Martino have mailed the definitive CypressFirst Proxy Statement and a proxy card pursuant to applicable SEC rules. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE CYPRESSFIRST PROXY STATEMENT (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT RODGERS, McCRANIE AND MARTINO HAVE FILED OR WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Stockholders may obtain, free of charge, copies of the definitive CypressFirst Proxy Statement and any other related documents filed by CypressFirst with respect to the Company with the SEC in connection with the Annual Meeting at the SEC's website ( ). In addition, copies of such materials, when available, may be requested free of charge from MacKenzie Partners, Inc., 105 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10016 or toll-free at (800) 322-2885 or by email: . About J. Daniel McCranie J. Daniel McCranie has served as Chairman at ON Semiconductor Corp. since 2002 and is scheduled to resign from the board in May 2017.  He previously served as Non-Executive Chairman at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. He served on the Board of Directors at Mentor Graphics Corp. from 2012 until its sale to Siemens Corporation in April 2017. He served on the Board of Directors of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. from 2005 through 2014. He has served as Chairman of Actel Corporation, Chairman of Virage Logic, Inc, Chairman of Xicor Corporation, and Board Director of California Microdevices, Inc. McCranie was previously employed as Executive Vice President- Sales & Applications by Cypress Semiconductor Corp., President & Chief Executive Officer by Virage Logic Corp., Vice President-Sales & Marketing by Cypress Semiconductor Corp., and Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer by SEEQ Technology, Inc. About Camillo Martino Camillo Martino has served as a member of the Board of Directors of MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. since August 2016. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of MosChip in April 2017.  Martino has served as a member of the Board of Directors of VVDN Technologies, a private company, since March 2016 and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of SAI Technology, Inc., a private company, since April 2015. Previously, he served as director and CEO of Silicon Image, Inc.; COO at SAI Technology Inc.; and President, CEO and Director of Cornice Inc. He also served as Executive Vice President and COO of chipmaker Zoran Corporation. His career began at National Semiconductor Corporation, where he held multiple positions over a nearly 14-year tenure at the Company. About T.J. Rodgers T.J. Rodgers co-founded Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in 1982 and served as the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer until April 2016 and as a member of its Board of Directors until August 2016. He is a former chairman of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and SunPower Corp. and currently sits on the boards of directors of high-technology companies, including Bloom Energy (fuel cells), Enphase (solar energy electronics), WaterBit (precision agriculture) and Enovix (silicon lithium-ion batteries). He has been honored for his foundational support over a 20-year period of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and the California Association of African American Educators. Rodgers received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College, graduating as salutatorian with majors in chemistry and physics. He received his master's degree and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University. While pursuing his Ph.D. degree, Rodgers invented the VMOS process technology, which he later licensed to American Microsystems, Inc. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cypressfirst-releases-new-investor-presentation-300451319.html


News Article | April 20, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Investors are advised to carefully consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of TCPC before investing.  The preliminary prospectus supplement dated April 19, 2017, the accompanying prospectus dated May 6, 2016 and the preliminary Statement of Additional Information, or preliminary SAI, incorporated by reference in its entirety in the prospectus supplement, dated the date of the prospectus supplement, which have been filed with the SEC, contain this and other information about TCPC and should be read carefully before investing. The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus, the preliminary SAI and this press release is not complete and may be changed.  The preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus, the preliminary SAI and this press release are not offers to sell any securities of TCPC and are not soliciting an offer to buy such securities in any state where such offer and sale is not permitted. The offering is being made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement, the preliminary SAI and an accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attn: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152-4077, or by calling (800) 326-5897, or email: cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com; BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or e-mail: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; Raymond James & Associates, Inc., 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, tel.: (800) 248-8863; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, tel.: (800) 503-4611 or e-mail: prospectus.CPDG@db.com; or RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Attn: Equity Syndicate, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10281-8098, email: equityprospectus@rbccm.com, tel.: 877-822-4089. TCP Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TCPC) is a specialty finance company focused on performing credit lending to middle-market companies as well as small businesses.  TCPC lends primarily to companies with established market positions, strong regional or national operations, differentiated products and services and sustainable competitive advantages, investing across industries in which it has significant knowledge and expertise.  TCPC's investment objective is to achieve high total returns through current income and capital appreciation, with an emphasis on principal protection. TCPC is a publicly-traded business development company, or BDC, regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is externally managed by its advisor, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC, a leading alternative investment manager. For more information, visit www.tcpcapital.com. Prospective investors considering an investment in TCP Capital Corp. should consider the investment objectives, risks and expenses of the Company carefully before investing. This information and other information about the Company are available in the Company's filings with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the Company's website at www.tcpcapital.com. Prospective investors should read these materials carefully before investing. This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions of management of the Company at the time of such statements and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation, changes in general economic conditions or changes in the conditions of the industries in which the Company makes investments, risks associated with the availability and terms of financing, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, and regulatory changes. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements are included in the "Risks" section of the Company's prospectus dated May 6, 2016 and its preliminary prospectus supplement dated April 19, 2017 and the Company's periodic filings with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the Company's website at www.tcpcapital.com. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and are subject to change without notice. The Company has no duty and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements based on the occurrence of future events, the receipt of new information, or otherwise. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tcp-capital-corp-announces-pricing-of-public-offering-of-common-shares-300442501.html


News Article | April 19, 2017
Site: www.prnewswire.com

Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, BofA Merrill Lynch, Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. Investors are advised to carefully consider the investment objective, risks, charges and expenses of TCPC before investing. The preliminary prospectus supplement dated April 19, 2017, the accompanying prospectus dated May 6, 2016 and the preliminary Statement of Additional Information, or preliminary SAI, incorporated by reference in its entirety in the prospectus supplement, dated the date of the prospectus supplement, which have been filed with the SEC, contain this and other information about TCPC and should be read carefully before investing. The information in the preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus, the preliminary SAI and this press release is not complete and may be changed. The preliminary prospectus supplement, the accompanying prospectus, the preliminary SAI and this press release are not offers to sell any securities of TCPC and are not soliciting an offer to buy such securities in any state where such offer and sale is not permitted. The offering is being made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement, the preliminary SAI and an accompanying prospectus, copies of which may be obtained from Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Attn: Equity Syndicate Department, 375 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10152-4077, or by calling (800) 326-5897, or email: cmclientsupport@wellsfargo.com; BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd Floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or e-mail: dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; Raymond James & Associates, Inc., 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, FL 33716, tel.: (800) 248-8863; Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Attn: Prospectus Group, 60 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005-2836, tel.: (800) 503-4611 or e-mail: prospectus.CPDG@db.com; or RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Attn: Equity Syndicate, 200 Vesey Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10281-8098, email: equityprospectus@rbccm.com, tel.: 877-822-4089. TCP Capital Corp. (NASDAQ: TCPC) is a specialty finance company focused on performing credit lending to middle-market companies as well as small businesses.  TCPC lends primarily to companies with established market positions, strong regional or national operations, differentiated products and services and sustainable competitive advantages, investing across industries in which it has significant knowledge and expertise.  TCPC's investment objective is to achieve high total returns through current income and capital appreciation, with an emphasis on principal protection. TCPC is a publicly-traded business development company, or BDC, regulated under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and is externally managed by its advisor, Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC, a leading alternative investment manager. For more information, visit www.tcpcapital.com. FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Prospective investors considering an investment in TCP Capital Corp. should consider the investment objectives, risks and expenses of the Company carefully before investing. This information and other information about the Company are available in the Company's filings with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the Company's website at www.tcpcapital.com. Prospective investors should read these materials carefully before investing. This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates, projections, beliefs and assumptions of management of the Company at the time of such statements and are not guarantees of future performance. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties in predicting future results and conditions. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation, changes in general economic conditions or changes in the conditions of the industries in which the Company makes investments, risks associated with the availability and terms of financing, changes in interest rates, availability of transactions, and regulatory changes. Certain factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements are included in the "Risks" section of the Company's prospectus dated May 6, 2016 and its preliminary prospectus supplement dated April 19, 2017 and the Company's periodic filings with the SEC. Copies are available on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov and the Company's website at www.tcpcapital.com. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release, and are subject to change without notice. The Company has no duty and does not undertake any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements based on the occurrence of future events, the receipt of new information, or otherwise. To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tcp-capital-corp-announces-public-offering-of-common-shares-300442178.html


Halford E.,University of Oxford | Winter B.,University of Oxford | Mills M.D.,SAI Ltd | Thompson S.P.,SAI Ltd | And 6 more authors.
Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry | Year: 2014

RATIONALE Imaging mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical technique capable of accessing a large volume of spatially resolved, chemical data from two-dimensional samples. Probing the entire surface of a sample simultaneously requires a detector with high spatial and temporal resolutions, and the ability to observe events relating to different mass-to-charge ratios. METHODS A commercially available time-of-flight mass spectrometer, designed for matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) analysis, was combined with the novel pixel imaging mass spectrometry (PImMS) camera in order to perform multi-mass, microscope-mode imaging experiments. A number of minor modifications were made to the spectrometer hardware and ion optics so that spatial imaging was achieved for a number of small molecules. RESULTS It was shown that a peak width of Δm50% < 1 m/z unit across the range 200 ≤ m/z ≤ 800 can be obtained while also achieving an optimum spatial resolution of 25 μm. It was further shown that these data were obtained simultaneously for all analytes present without the need to scan the experimental parameters. CONCLUSIONS This work demonstrates the capability of multi-mass, microscope-mode imaging to reduce the acquisition time of spatially distributed analytes such as multi-arrays or biological tissue sections. It also shows that such an instrument can be commissioned by effecting relatively minor modifications to a conventional commercial machine. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Karambakhsh A.,Islamic Azad University at Tehran | Afshar A.,Islamic Azad University at Tehran | Malekinejad P.,SAI Company
Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance | Year: 2012

In this research, color anodizing of Ti-6Al-4V alloy was performed in phosphoric acid solution of 0.4 M concentration and within 30 s in different voltages (10-120 V) of a DC power supply. The effect of anodizing voltages on the color and thickness of anodized layers on Ti-6Al-4V alloy surface was surveyed. Thickness and refractive index of layers were measured by spectrophotometery and reflectance curves. According to the results, thickness of layers increased with increasing anodizing voltage and was in the range of 38-167 nm. Also the refractive index of anodic film was approximately constant at about 2 and increased inconsiderably with increasing anodizing voltage. Corrosion resistance of the anodized samples in 20 and 50 V was surveyed in physiological solutions of Ringer's solution, Artificial Saliva solution, and Ringer's + 150 mM H 2O 2 solution at the temperature of 37 °C by potentiodynamic polarization method. The anodized sample in 50 V indicated lower corrosion rate than the non-anodized sample as well as the sample which was anodized in 20 V in all solutions. The non-anodized sample indicated the highest corrosion rate of about 0.25 μA cm -2. © 2010 ASM International.


Hill R.,Ford Motor Company | Blenkinsopp P.,Ford Motor Company | Thompson S.,SAI Ltd | Vickerman J.,University of Manchester | Fletcher J.S.,University of Manchester
Surface and Interface Analysis | Year: 2011

We have built a mass spectrometer which utilizes a new method of time-of-flight analysis to provide rapid data acquisition with simultaneous high spatial resolution and high mass resolution. The mass analysis is performed by sampling the secondary beam into a two-stage time-of-flight system. This removes the requirement for a pulsed primary beam as a ToF reference. No tradeoff exists between spatial and mass resolution, and acquisition speed is not limited by the primary beam duty cycle. The analyzer comprises the combination of a shaped field buncher and a nonlinear reflectron. This configuration allows the inclusion of a collision cell and an intermediate time-of-flight selection gate. So, the analyzer can operate in ms-ms mode as well as in normal time-of-flight mode. The instrument is equipped with 40 kV C60 and liquid metal cluster primary beams, which can run in d.c. mode, or, when charge neutralization is required, in slow pulsed mode. Data acquisition is continuous, eliminating loss of data during depth profiling etch cycles. The instrument has an automated sample entry system with heating to 670 K and cooling to 105 K, and includes a novel method of freeze-fracture for tissue samples or other organic samples in aqueous suspension. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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