Resonac Partners with Matmerize to Pioneer 6G Technology Advancement using Innovative AI Software

ATLANTA, Sept. 06, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In a significant collaboration, Matmerize, Inc., a materials AI innovator, and Resonac Corporation have formed a strategic partnership aimed at revolutionizing the landscape of 6G technology. Building on the strong collaborative foundation, Resonac will leverage the power of Matmerize’s PolymRize™ AI software technology to accelerate the development of exceptional high-performance neat and composite materials for 6G technology and beyond.

In January 2023, Resonac Corporation announced plans to develop new semiconductor materials for 6G, the next-generation telecommunication system standard following 5G. With 6G set to be 100 times faster than 5G, new semiconductor materials are needed to substantially reduce the transmission loss associated with the increased communication speed. To meet this requirement, Resonac will identify optimal materials with the required characteristics through computational and Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods in a collaborative venture with Matmerize, Inc. Where manual testing using traditional techniques would demand three months to assess a single materials combination, Matmerize’s AI software, PolymRize™, reduces the time required to a single day and can evaluate up to 90 combinations within the same three-month span. The result promises to be a fusion of materials engineering and artificial intelligence, poised to redefine the development of 6G technology.

PolymRize™ harnesses Matmerize’s proprietary data or client-specific data to construct predictive models. Once built, these models rapidly predict the properties of novel, yet-to-be-synthesized polymers, composites, and formulations, complete with their associated uncertainties. The software employs automated and generative design tools to recommend ideal candidates that meet property requirements for subsequent rounds of physical experimentation. PolymRize™ thus accelerates the journey towards target materials, drastically reducing both time and costs. Moreover, it introduces a framework for data management and organization, and has emerged as a dependable digital aide for chemists and process engineers.

In a pilot initiative, Resonac evaluated Matmerize’s capabilities. Predictive models were constructed using PolymRize™ and 3rd party software for key material properties relevant to 6G technology. Properties included bandgap, dielectric constant, refractive index, glass transition temperature, and coefficient of linear expansion. The performance of PolymRizeTM and third-party models were assessed by making property predictions for identical unseen test cases. PolymRizeTM predictions consistently out-performed third-party models in speed and accuracy (see figure showing Performance of models).

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Resonac PR: Performance models comparison

“Collaborating with Resonac on the development of 6G technology is a remarkable opportunity for Matmerize,” said Rampi Ramprasad, Co-Founder and CEO of Matmerize. “Aligned with Resonac’s vision to revolutionize next-generation technologies and powered by Matmerize’s commitment to advance AI algorithms, architectures, and virtual materials design capabilities, we are poised to usher in a new era of accelerated intelligent materials design”.

For more information on the innovative PolymRizeTM platform please visit: https://www.matmerize.com/polymrize

For Resonac’s announcement of development of new semiconductor materials for 6G
https://www.resonac.com/news/2023/03/13/2391.html

About Matmerize:

Matmerize, a recent spin-out from the Georgia Institute of Technology, is at the forefront of pioneering solutions that bridge the gap between AI and materials engineering. Matmerize’s PolymRizeTM platform utilizes virtual screening and AI algorithms to identify the most optimal materials, enabling technologists to focus their experimental efforts on the most promising options, thus significantly accelerating the materials engineering process. PolymRizeTM represents a paradigm shift in industry, propelling clients ahead of the competition and driving innovation at an unprecedented pace.

About Resonac:
The Resonac Group is a new company established as a result of the integration of the Showa Denko Group and the Showa Denko Materials Group (former Hitachi Chemical Group) in January 2023. The Group’s annual sales of semiconductor and electronic materials amount to about 400 billion yen, accounting for about 30% of the Group’s annual net sales. The Group especially has global top share of semiconductor materials for packaging process. The integration of the two companies has enabled the Resonac Group to design functions of materials as well as to develop them in-house, going all the way back to raw materials. The new trade name “RESONAC” was created as a combination of two English words, namely, the word of “RESONATE” and “C” as the first letter of CHEMISTRY. The Resonac Group will make the most of its co-creative platform, and accelerate technological innovation with semiconductor manufacturers, material manufacturers, and equipment manufacturers inside and outside Japan.

For details, please refer to our website: Resonac Holdings Corporation: https://www.resonac.com/

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Harbin Summer Music Concert of China Attracts Music Lovers from All Over the World

In the northern border of China, there is a ‘city of music’ – Harbin. In the early days, with the influx of foreign immigrants, Western music culture also entered Harbin, and the fusion of eastern and western cultures has created the character of Harbin people’s love of music. In 1961, the first Harbin Summer Music Concert of China opened. To this day, the Harbin Summer Music Concert of China has been deeply integrated into the bloodline of Harbin, becoming China’s longest-running and most frequent national-level music and art event, and has also become Harbin’s cultural business card. This year’s Harbin Summer Music Concert of China has attracted foreign vloggers from the United States, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Georgia and other countries to join the music event.

During the 36th Harbin Summer Music Concert of China, a visiting activity of ‘Travel of China • Foreign Bloggers’ Summer Journey to Harbin’ was held in Harbin. Foreign Vloggers such as ‘Living in China’, ‘Shaun-Gibson’, ‘Rafa Goes Around!’, ‘China Matters’, ‘Karyna’, ‘TAMO’, ‘Smith Jason’ and ‘Miriam’ from Xigua Videos and Toutiao News have embarked on a romantic musical journey in Harbin.

The group of foreign vloggers from different countries gathered for music, displayed piano skills in the Old Synagogue Concert Hall, interacted with the children’s choir at the Glazunov Music School, felt art and culture at the Sofia Church, and sang with local folk bands on the Songhua River. They have fully experienced the charm of Harbin’s ‘City of Music’ through this music tour and recorded the story of Harbin from the perspective of a third party with a short video.

The opening performance of this Harbin Summer Concert adopts the form of ‘Symphony +’. Through the three chapters of ‘Melody in the Landscape’, ‘Beautiful String Music on the Stage’ and ‘Deep Love for the Future’, the symphony is integrated with vocal music, ballet, domestic and foreign special instrumental music, electroacoustic bands and other performance forms, and rich art forms such as music, poetry, painting, songs are added to show the unique charm of Chinese music. Foreign Vloggers were often crying out ‘It is so amazing!’ in awe.

The visit was co-sponsored by the Publicity Department of the Harbin Municipal Party Committee of the CPC and the Xufang International Media of CICG.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana donates medications to Sekondi Central Prison, others

The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has donated various brands of medications to the Sekondi Central Prison to meet the healthcare needs of inmates.

The PSGH, aside from the medical supplies to the Prisons infirmary, also gave the 602 inmates toiletries, toothpastes, brushes, and sanitary pads for improved personal hygiene.

Reverend Dr. Dennis Sena Awitty, the Executive Secretary of the Society, said the donation among other social responsibility had become a huge event on the calendar of the PSGH annually to meet health needs of the vulnerable groupings in society.

He said, ‘we are not oblivious of the challenges institutions such as this go through in meeting the daily medical needs of the people they served and we are happy that Adansi Health Tourism has gladly sponsored our outreach today.’

Dr. Anthony Dadzie, Assistant Director of Prisons, who received the boxes of medications gave a sigh of relief saying, ‘at least we have drugs that could help meet the health needs for some time …… our daily begging for drugs will seize for sometime.’

He stated that some of the inmates presented health challenges, including hypertension, asthma and diabetes and described the drugs as ‘answered prayers.’

Dr. Dadzie said the Prisons was optimistic of putting up a hospital to fully care for the health needs of inmates and adjoining communities who might need such medical care and called on corporate Ghana to help to achieve that vision.

Similarly, the PSGH and the Balm of Gilead Foundation organised a health screening exercise and free NHIS registration for the Apremdo community.

Over 500 people had been screened at the time the Ghana News Agency visited the screening and registration sector.

There, the Western Regional Chairman of the PSGH, Pharma Edward Kyere Amponsah, said educating communities to appreciate the rightful use of medicines had become a cardinal activity to save lives from drug abuse.

Mrs. Yaa Pokuaa Baiden, a Pharmacist and the Founder of the Balm of Gilead Foundation, said the Foundation would continue to address critical societal needs in health-care and sanitation in underserved communities.

The Foundation, she noted, had already performed eye and health screening in 22 communities and renewed over 4000 NHIS cards free for the people within the Effia Kwesimintsim Municipality.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Veep commissions national premix fuel automation project at Elmina

Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia Tuesday commissioned the National Premix Fuel Automation Project at Elmina to ensure equity, transparency, and accountability indispensing and monitoring premix fuel systems.

The automation is expected to complement existing strategies being employed to address the challenges associated with the allocation, distribution, and sale of premix fuel as well as the canoe identification system.

Put together by Fuel Automation Ghana Limited and partners, the fishermen management module will have a database of all fishermen and their respective fleets to handle fuel allocations assigned to each fisherman through the Canoe Identification Card.

Dr Bawumia said the commissioning marked the dawn of a new era of the nation’s fisheries sector with bright hopes to redefine its landscape through public private partnership technological solutions.

He said the integration of cutting-edge technology in the fisheries sector had come with major benefits including easy payments, effective tracking, and payment flexibility to nurture equity, transparency, and accountability.

Moreover, it would serve as an effective solution to deep-seated corruption, political takeovers amidst perennial challenges such as prolonged waiting time, low customer satisfaction, rush hour challenges, the lack of trust and transparency, and general transaction tracking hassles.

These challenges, Vice President Bawumia said, had resulted in shortages, black market activities, diversion, and tricks ‘Kalabule’ in the fisheries’ industry.

He hinted of plans to include mobile money transaction in the premix fuel automation process, adding that ‘the sector remains key to sustaining livelihoods, social wellbeing of fishers and contributing substantially to sustaining national food security.’

Mrs Mavis Hawa Koomson, the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, said the automation of premix fuel would not only stop the diversion of the product but ensure that few individuals did not short-change the State and fishers in the supply and distribution chain.

She said the facility was a comprehensive software solution that encompasses the entire fuelling ecosystem to monitor the data sent from the landing beaches and help the Government understand the consumption patterns to guide policy.

The National Premix Secretariat would access real-time data from their control centre to facilitate forecasting and inventory management, which avoids stock outs.

Through proper logistics management, the data generated would be essential for reordering, whilst each order is carefully monitored and measured against agreed delivery timelines to enhance delivery efficiency thereby drastically reducing stock out.

Nana Kojo Conduah VI, Omanhen of Edina Traditional Area, commended the Government for the numerous infrastructure interventions in the area and pleaded with itto restructure Saiko to better the lots of fishmongers.

The Automation outlet would make recording of transactions at the landing site easier and enhance the tracking of products received and dispensed, ensure safe fuelling and refuelling processes, equity in fuel disbursement, receipt printouts, and fuel reconciliation.

The system consists of dispensing control units, fuel level sensors for monitoring fuel levels, a card utilization system for authorization as well as a web and mobile application for monitoring, controlling and generating reports.

The automated Landing Beach fuel outlets has 15000/30000 litre self-bonded container fuel tank outfitted with proven fuel dispensing and automation technology that has been tested in more than one million tanks across the world.

The outlet hosts a fuel pump for dispensing at 50 litres per minute (50L/Min), a discharge pump for receiving deliveries up to 500 litres per minute (500L/min), a forecourt controller, automatic tank gauging, Payment Reader with NFC, QR CODE, Chip, and Pin and RFID capabilities.

All outlets would have remote access on authorised web-accessible devices, allowing stakeholders to view in real-time all transactions at each landing beach.

Before the automation, basic methods such as buckets and ‘jerry-cans’ were used to deliver fuel to the fishermen, causing breaches in safe fuel handling procedures, arbitrary method of distribution and poor volume accountability.

On safety protocol, the outlet had been designed to meet international marine safety standards and maintenance procedures with features such as a service bay with fall prevention, automatic fire extinguishers, an emergency shut-off system, and a lockable control panel.

There is a lockable manhole with corrosion protection, overfill protection, interstitial inspection hatch for checking leakages, and earthling for the fishermen’s drums for an incident-free fuelling experience.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Case of electrician who strangled girlfriend adjourned to October 20

A Kaneshie District Court has adjourned to October 20, 2023, the case of the 38-year-old electrician accused of strangling his 20-year-old girlfriend at Kpone Bawaleshie in the Greater Accra Region.

Kwame Krampah, aka Awana, is said to have strangled the victim with a blue nylon rope from behind, after which he allegedly had sex with the dead body before burying it in the neighbourhood.

Krampah, who is facing a murder charge, has had his plea preserved by the court.

When the matter was called, the prosecution led by Chief Inspector Margaret O. Boadi, said the police are still investigating the matter.

The prosecution told the court the Police had yet to forward a duplicate docket to the Attorney General for advice.

The prosecutor said the complainant, Joyce Agbo, was a trader, and Krampah was a plumber.

It said Agbo and Krampah resided at Bawaleshie.

According to the prosecution, Agbo was the mother of Judith Kpeglo, the deceased

The prosecutor said Kpeglo, who was a pupil teacher at a school at Kpone Bawaleshie, left home for work on July 11, 2023, but did not return.

On July 17, 2023, Agbo reported her daughter missing to the police.

The prosecution said intelligence led to the arrest of Krampah, who was the deceased boyfriend.

It said investigations revealed that on July 11, 2023, at about 1400 hours, Kpeglo left the school to buy food and went to Krampah’s house to eat it.

After she was done eating, Kpeglo told Krampah that she was going back to school and without any provocation, he attacked her from behind with a blue nylon rope and strangled her.

On the same day, at about 2200 hours, Krampah dug a grave at a nearby plot and buried the body.

The prosecution said Krampah admitted the crime in his caution statement and led the Police to the spot where he buried the deceased.

An order of the court was obtained, and the body was exhumed and deposited at the Police Hospital Mortuary for preservation and autopsy.

Source: Ghana News Agency

Pioneers of University Primary School ‘return home’ after 50 years to give back

The pioneers of the University of Cape Coast (UCC) Primary School have paid a visit to their alma mater 50 years after completion to support the school.

The visit coordinated by Central Alumni Foundation, an organisation that leverages old students to drive development in the Central Region was also to show gratitude to the school and inspire the pupils.

The 1973 alumni presented the school with a variety of science equipment and a 65-inch smart TV to reinvigorate their science laboratory to make teaching and learning of science more practical.

The school also took delivery of some sports equipment including footballs, volleyballs, basketballs and a variety of sports kits.

The group also donated 80 litres of paint to the Archbishop Amissah Memorial School at Duakor near UCC, to give it a facelift.

Earlier, the old students including Madam Rosemary Ardayfio, a retired Deputy Chief Sub Editor of Graphic Communications Group, located and spent time with some of their teachers to reminisce their days in school and appreciate them.

Handing over the items at a brief ceremony, the alumni made up of various professionals, delivered pep talks to enable the students make informed career choices to inspire them to reach greater heights.

Madam Joyce Brandful, spokesperson of the group, observed that children were impressionable at their age and therefore, it was the best time to guide them in their life choices.

She said the purpose of the group was to look out for one another, support their teachers who were alive and give back to the school.

‘We are appreciative of what our teachers did to help us that got us to this point in life and what the school provided for our teachers to enable them train us,’ she said.

Madam Brandful said the alumni had already organised a workshop to give teachers in the school, 21st Century teaching skills to enable them to perform their duty with excellence.

Dr Benjamin Arthur, a neurosurgeon and member of the year group, told the students that they were unique in their own ways and urged them to be focused, disciplined, and open-minded to excel.

‘Read more, work harder and pay attention to details because it really changed my life. What I learnt here, had sent me to the best schools in the world, and you can do it too,’ he emphasised.

Mrs Georgina Aglobitse, the Headmistress of the school, welcoming the old students back home, expressed gratitude for the gesture, saying she was hopeful that the items would improve sports and academic activities, particularly the study of science in the school.

‘Whatever you have lost in procuring these items, may you get it in many folds. We pray that the good Lord continues to protect you and give you good health and long life,’ she added.

Madam Ardayfio described the visit as ‘nostalgic’, adding, ‘Looking back and looking at the great lessons we were taught here, it is laudable to come and give back to the school.

‘And indeed, it is also a good opportunity for us to see ourselves again after many years,’ she stated.

Mr Selete Nyomi, Executive Director of CAF, applauded the alumni for their ‘noble action’ and entreated old students of schools in the Central region to give back to the region.

‘Your schools and their various host communities need your support. We are ready to assist you to organise your activities,’ he added.

Source: Ghana News Agency