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HP Reveals Bold New Commitments for Driving a Circular and Low-Carbon Economy

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Sustainable Impact programs drove more than $900 million of new revenue, a 35 percent increase year-over-year

HP releases 2018 Sustainable Impact Report affirming commitment to People, Planet and Community. News highlights:

  • Generates $900 million dollars of new revenue, an increase of 35% over 2017
  • Announces industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastic in its Personal Systems and Print hardware and supplies to 30% by 20251
  • Sets timeline to power its global operations with 100% renewable electricity by 2035; achieved 100% renewable electricity in the United States
  • Increases new hires from under-represented groups to 59% in the U.S in 2018
  • Reaches 21 million students and adult learners through quality education programs, partnerships since 2015, toward its goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today released its 2018 Sustainable Impact Report, including an industry-leading goal to increase recycled content plastics across its print and personal systems portfolio to 30% by 2025, continuing the company’s long legacy of leadership in this area. The report documents the progress HP is making and the business benefits of investing in the planet, people and communities. Sustainable Impact programs drove more than $972 million dollars of new revenue for HP in 2018, a 35% year-over-year increase.

“Companies have critically important roles to play in solving societal challenges, and we continue to reinvent HP to meet the needs of our changing world,” said Dion Weisler, President & Chief Executive Officer, HP Inc. “This isn’t a ‘nice to do,’ it’s a business imperative. Brands that lead with purpose and stand for more than the products they sell will create the most value for customers, shareholders and society as a whole. Together with our partners, we will build on our progress and find innovative new ways to turn the challenges of today into the opportunities of tomorrow.”

Tackling global plastic waste
HP’s new recycled content plastics goal builds on the company’s long legacy of leadership in this area. In 2018, HP used 21,250 tonnes of recycled plastic in HP products – including more than 8,000 tonnes in its Personal Systems products (a 3.5% increase from 2017), more than 4,700 tonnes in its printing products (a 280% increase from 2017) and more than 8,000 tonnes in Original HP ink and toner cartridges.

“Progress requires us to rethink every aspect of our business to find new ways to make life better for everyone, everywhere,” said Nate Hurst, Chief Sustainable Impact Officer, HP. “We are making durable, premium products using recycled plastic as part of our efforts to transform our business to drive a more efficient, circular and low carbon economy. Even small advancements, scaled globally, can have a huge impact.”

As part of this commitment, HP continues to invest in and scale its impact sourcing initiative to prevent post-consumer plastic from entering our waterways and oceans. HP has already sourced approximately 700,000 pounds of ocean-bound plastic materials—or more than 25 million bottles—upcycling this material into HP cartridges and hardware. This year, HP launched the EliteDisplay E273d – the world’s first display manufactured with ocean plastic.2 Together with its partners, including NextWave Plastics, HP is committed to scaling the use of ocean-bound plastics by developing the first global network of ocean-bound plastics supply chains. 

In partnership with Dr. Jenna Jambeck and Dr. Chris Cuomo from the University of Georgia, HP is sponsoring groundbreaking research on women’s crucial work in recycling and managing waste, specifically ocean-bound plastics. By focusing on the experiences of women working on the frontlines of plastic recycling, this research will serve as a basis for future projects and commitments involving informal waste collection, the development of ocean-bound plastic supply chains, and greater gender equality worldwide. This research is underway now and is scheduled to be released by early 2020.

Enabling customers to do more, with less impact
Recently, HP announced a sustainable publishing partnership with ELLE Magazine using its print on demand capabilities to deliver the industry’s first sustainable fashion magazine made from 100% recycled materials for the cover and 30% recycled materials for the pages within the magazine.

HP also announced an innovative partnership with SmileDirectClub, the pioneer of teledentistry and market leader in doctor-directed, remote clear aligner therapy. SmileDirectClub is powering its digital differentiation and rapid manufacturing expansion of clear aligners with HP’s Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions, making it the largest producer of Multi Jet Fusion 3D printed parts in the United States. As part of an expanded collaboration, HP and SmileDirectClub also announced a new recycling program, in which excess 3D material and already processed plastic mouth molds are recycled by HP and turned into pellets for traditional injection molding, leading to more sustainable production.

Reinventing the standard for diversity and inclusion
HP’s commitment to diversity and inclusion starts at the top, with the industry’s most diverse Board of Directors of any U.S. technology company. HP works to grow its pipeline for diverse talent, and in 2018, 59% of new hires were from typically underrepresented groups. HP extends this commitment to how it works with suppliers. In 2018, HP spent $423 million with small businesses3 and $219 million with minority- and women-owned businesses.4 5

Creating vibrant communities everywhere
Education is a fundamental human right, and HP believes that technology can be the great equalizer – helping to bridge the gap and reach typically underrepresented and otherwise marginalized communities. Through 2017, HP has reach more than 21 million students and adult learners, driving progress toward our goal to enable better learning outcomes for 100 million people by 2025. Through HP volunteer efforts, corporate giving and HP Foundation programs, HP aims to catalyze positive change in the communities where we live, work, and do business. Compared to 2017, HP employee volunteer hours increased by 62% – 6,400 employees contributed about 140,000 hours to local volunteer efforts in 48 countries, with a value of $4.3 million.6 In addition, HP contributed $23.21 million to local communities from HP Foundation and employee contributions. Between 2016-2025, HP commits to contributing $100 million in HP Foundation and employee community giving.7

The Sustainable Impact Report will be unveiled today at the MIT Solveathon at HP’s headquarters in Palo Alto. Facilitated by the MIT Solve staff and supported by innovators, researchers and creative thinkers from HP, this event focuses on generating fresh ideas and refining solutions from the Bay Area community in response to Solve’s circular economy challenge.

Learn more

To learn more, visit the HP Sustainable Impact website, and review the newly released HP 2018 Sustainable Impact Report. 

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About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of personal systems, printers, and 3D printing solutions, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

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Tom Suiter
Tom.suiter@hp.com
www.hp.com/go/newsroom 

1 Recycled content plastic (RCP) as a percentage of total plastic used in all HP personal systems and printer hardware and print cartridges shipped during the reporting year. Total volume excludes brand-licensed products and after-market hardware accessories. Total RCP includes postconsumer recycled plastic, closed-loop plastic, and ocean-bound plastic used in HP products. Personal systems plastic is defined by EPEAT® eco-label criteria. Subject to relevant restrictions on the use and distribution of materials destined for recycling and/or recycled feedstocks.
2 Contains 5% ocean bound plastic resin which is equivalent to more than three 16 oz. recycled plastic water bottles in each display.
3 Data is for the 12 months ending September 30 of the year noted. Figures for 2016 are for purchases in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe, and Asia, from U.S.-based businesses, and include one month of spending from before the separation of Hewlett-Packard Company on November 1, 2015. Figures for 2017 and 2018 are for purchases in the United States and Puerto Rico from U.S.-based businesses.
4 Suppliers are categorized as minority-owned or women-owned, not both. These categories include all sizes of businesses.
5 Data is for the 12 months ending September 30 of the year noted. Figures for 2016 are for purchases in the United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Europe, and Asia, from U.S.-based businesses, and include one month of spending from before the separation of Hewlett-Packard Company on November 1, 2015. Figures for 2017 and 2018 are for purchases in the United States and Puerto Rico from U.S.-based businesses.
6 Hourly rate based on type of volunteering: $150/hour for board, service corp, pro bono, and skills based; $24.69/hour for hands-on and undetermined, adjusted using World Bank data for purchasing power differences across countries.
7 Includes valuation of employee volunteer hours, employee donations, HP Foundation match, and HP Foundation grants.

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GridGain In-Memory Computing Platform Continues Strong Momentum in First Half of 2019, Highlighted by a Doubling of Subscription Bookings

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GridGain’s Continued Industry Leadership Evidenced by Strong Growth in Its In-Memory Computing Platform, Major Industry Awards, Introduction of Product and Service Innovations, and Popular Industry Conferences

FOSTER CITY, Calif., July 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GridGain® Systems, provider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache® Ignite™, today announced continued strong momentum for the first half of 2019. Key achievements during the period included doubling subscription sales versus the previous year, more than doubling sales of all products from new customers versus the previous year, receiving major industry honors, launching innovative new products and services, and driving sharply increased popularity of the In-Memory Computing Summit® Europe.

“Over the last year, the growing trends of digital transformation, omnichannel customer experience, and internet of things have driven increased adoption of in-memory computing. In-memory computing is the only practical, cost-effective approach to achieving the necessary performance and scalability for these initiatives,” said Abe Kleinfeld, president and CEO of GridGain. “We predicted that in-memory computing would become a part of every fast data discussion in 2019 and we’re excited that this is coming true.”

Growth

  • Subscription sales doubled during the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, reflecting the ever-growing number of customer solutions moving into production that are powered by the GridGain in-memory computing platform.
  • Total sales from new GridGain customers more than doubled during the first half of 2019 compared to 2018, driven by strong growth in the financial services and telecommunications industries, which both increased over 250% versus 2018.
  • Total sales from new European customers grew more than 150% compared to the first half of 2018, reflecting the growing demand for in-memory computing solutions throughout that region.

Awards & Foundations

Products and Services

  • GridGain introduced GridGain Developer Bundles to help accelerate digital transformations. The new Developer Bundles help companies implementing Apache Ignite or GridGain speed the development and rollout of real-time, massively scalable applications with in-depth developer training and consulting assistance with common tasks such as architectural reviews and performance optimizations. Once live, the support services included in the bundles ensure that any issues that arise in the pre-production or production deployments can be submitted to the GridGain customer engineering team for rapid resolution.
  • GridGain introduced the GridGain Data Lake Accelerator, an in-memory solution for digital businesses that need to enrich operational data with historical data stored in data lakes to improve real-time analytics and decision automation. The GridGain Data Lake Accelerator is available for use with the GridGain Enterprise Edition and GridGain Ultimate Edition. A free 30-day trial of all three of these products are available from the GridGain Downloads page.
  • GridGain released the GridGain Community Edition to bring production readiness to Apache Ignite. GridGain Community Edition includes the Apache Ignite code base plus patches and additional functionality developed to improve performance, reliability, security and manageability.
  • GridGain introduced the first support offering for Apache Ignite. GridGain Basic Support enables companies with new or existing Apache Ignite deployments to access the deep expertise of GridGain’s support engineers to troubleshoot performance or reliability issues and identify configuration optimizations, workarounds or software patches to improve the performance of their Ignite environment.
  • GridGain added automatic data persistence, high availability and immediate restarts to the GridGain Cloud In-Memory-Computing-Platform-as-a-Service. GridGain Cloud can be launched with just a few mouse clicks. It delivers in-memory speed by maintaining all data in memory and offers unlimited horizontal scalability by distributing data across a distributed cluster of servers. New nodes can be added to the cluster dynamically. The data held in memory is continually backed up to disk and is available in seconds in the event of a restart.

In-Memory Computing Thought Leadership

  • The third annual In-Memory Computing Summit Europe 2019 took place June 3-4, 2019 at the Park Plaza Victoria London. More than 500 people registered, representing 271 organizations from 26 countries on 5 continents. The attendees heard speakers from 451 Research, Capital One, Cerner, Confluent, Dell Technologies, Hazelcast, Red Hat, Redislabs, ScaleOut Software, the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), GridGain Systems and more. The conference experienced a 70 percent increase in registrations compared to the 2018 event.
  • GridGain announced the Call for Papers for the fifth annual In-Memory Computing Summit North America, taking place November 13-14, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. The Call for Papers will end on July 28, 2019.
  • GridGain continued its global effort to help businesses understand how in-memory computing addresses the speed and scale requirements of modern, data-intensive applications. The company hosted or participated in over a dozen of industry conferences, webinars and workshops, and organized or provided speakers for over 20 meetups around the world.

About GridGain Systems
GridGain Systems is revolutionizing real-time data access and processing by offering an in-memory computing platform built on Apache Ignite. GridGain solutions are used by global enterprises in financial services, software, e-commerce, retail, online business services, healthcare, telecom, transportation and other major sectors, with a client list that includes ING, Raymond James, American Express, Societe Generale, Finastra, IHS Markit, ServiceNow, Marketo, RingCentral, American Airlines, Agilent, and UnitedHealthcare. GridGain delivers unprecedented speed and massive scalability to both legacy and greenfield applications. Deployed on a distributed cluster of commodity servers, GridGain software can reside between the application and data layers (RDBMS, NoSQL and Apache™ Hadoop®), requiring no rip-and-replace of the existing databases, or it can be deployed as an in-memory database. GridGain is the most comprehensive in-memory computing platform for high-volume ACID transactions, real-time analytics, web-scale applications, continuous learning and hybrid transactional/analytical processing (HTAP). For more information, visit gridgain.com.

CONTACT:
Terry Erisman
GridGain Systems
terisman@gridgain.com
(650) 241-2281

GridGain is a trademark or registered trademark of GridGain Systems, Inc. Apache, Apache Hadoop, Hadoop, Apache Ignite, Ignite, Apache Kafka, Kafka, Apache Spark, and Spark are trademarks of The Apache Software Foundation. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.

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Bel Will Report Second Quarter 2019 Results on August 1, 2019

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Conference Call Scheduled for 11:00 AM ET

JERSEY CITY, N.J., July 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bel Fuse Inc. (“Bel,” or, “the Company”) (Nasdaq:BELFA and Nasdaq:BELFB), a leading supplier of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits, today announced that the Company will release preliminary financial results for the second quarter of 2019 prior to the commencement of trading on Thursday, August 1, 2019. A conference call has been scheduled for 11:00 a.m. ET that morning to discuss the preliminary results.

To participate in the conference call, investors should dial 888-254-3590, or 323-994-2093 if dialing internationally. The presentation will additionally be broadcast live over the Internet and will be available at https://ir.belfuse.com/events-and-presentations. The webcast will be available via replay for a period of 20 days at this same Internet address.  For those unable to access the live call, a telephone replay will be available at 844-512-2921, or 412-317-6671 if dialing internationally, using access code 5111961 after 2:00 p.m. ET, also for 20 days.

About Bel
Bel (www.belfuse.com) designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits.  These products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military, aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries.  Bel’s product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount and industrial power products, module products and circuit protection), and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fiber optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies).  The Company operates facilities around the world.

 

Investor Contact:
Peter Seltzberg, Managing Director
Darrow Associates
tel 516.419.9915
pseltzberg@darrowir.com
  Company Contact:
Daniel Bernstein 
President 
ir@belf.com 

 

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Update:  Stealth Technologies Inc. Announces Launch of Product Sales Through Sharper Image

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LARGO, FL, July 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — Stealth Technologies, Inc. (OTC PINK: STTH), an emergency response and protection product distribution company in the safety, health, and personal protection industries, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a new distribution agreement that includes distribution into Sharper Image catalog.

“The addition of another distributor with reach into Sharper Image is a major advancement in our diversification,” said CEO Brian McFadden. “With the product currently available at Sharper Image, we look forward to the potential growth this distribution channel will bring.” 

You can visit the link below to see the initial product offered at Sharper Image, the 911 Help Now Communication Pendant, which provides the user direct communication to 911 Emergency Services for one low fee. 

https://www.sharperimage.com/si/view/product/No+Fee+911+Help+Button/207060?question=911%20help%20now

“As we continue to expand our product channels, we look forward to our continuing distribution growth and expect to add additional products into these channels later this year,” said CEO Brian McFadden.

The company also wishes to notify all shareholders and persons of interest that Stealth Technologies, Inc. will be making announcements and updates via social media. Updates can be found at our newly created social media channel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/StealthTech4

About Stealth Technologies, Inc.

Stealth Technologies, Inc., incorporated in 2010 and based in Largo, FL, is a publicly traded company that distributes a large portfolio of products solving critical issues in the safety, health, and personal protection industries. Stealth products solve problems such as emergency response time, electronic pickpockets and hackers, home intrusions and robberies, and more. With such a diverse product offering, Stealth has prepared for long-term growth for our shareholders. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.stealthtechinc.com

Forward Looking Statements:

Statements included in this update that are not historical in nature, are intended to be, and are hereby identified as, “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “anticipate,” “believe,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expect,” and similar expressions. The Company cautions readers that forward-looking statements including, without limitation, those relating to the Company’s future business prospects are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements, due to factors such as those relating to economic, governmental, technological, and other risks and factors identified from time to time in the Company’s reports filed with the SEC.

Contact:
Brian McFadden 
investors@stealthtechinc.com
1-800-579-0528

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