外企头条:中国仍占是科技投资市场“二当家”

来源:经济日报 2020-03-19 15:46:46
为科技创新领导者和企业提供服务的英国“科技国度”协会,于17日发布了一年一度的科技投资报告。该报告指出,中国仍然是全球第二大吸引海内外科技投资的市场。

这份报告研究和揭示了对英国和亚洲科技领域的调查发现。

报告显示,中国是全球第二大科技投资市场,仅次于美国。

中国科技企业2019年总共筹集了多达到2731亿元人民币,规模是位列第三的英国的三倍多。

而在亚洲范围内,报告发现,北京和上海在新兴科技投资领域引领亚洲,投资额分别达到848亿和169亿。

其中,引人注目的是,北京吸引的风险资本投资占亚洲所有风险投资的38%。

此外,在投资对象上,报告指出,对北京的风险资本投资主要是关注人工智能开发、机器人和网络安全,对上海的投资则完全专注于人工智能开发。

将物联网设备安全有效地连接到云

Connecting IoT Devices To Cloud In Safe Way

泰雷兹和澳电讯正与微软和Arduino合作,通过部署设备与云之间可信且安全的端到端通信解决方案,为互联物联网设备的可扩展安全铺平道路。

Thales and Telstra are working with Microsoft and Arduino to pave the way for scalable security for connected IoT devices, by implementing a solution that enables trusted and secure end-to-end communication between device and cloud。

在物联网生态系统中,数十亿台设备收集、处理和向云端发送数据,在云中执行一系列不同的物联网服务。

Within the IoT ecosystem, billions of devices collect, process and send data to the cloud, where a range of different IoT services are executed。

为了实现安全性,物联网云服务必须绝对信任从联网设备收到的数据。

To enable security, the IoT cloud service must have absolute trust in data received from connected devices。

同样,设备也需要信任云。这只有在设备和服务器相互认证的情况下才可能实现。

Equally, devices need to trust the cloud。 This is only possible if the device and server are mutually authenticated。

然而,物联网设备的市场碎片化严重——由所使用的不同操作系统和芯片拼凑而成——导致安全服务的可扩展性和重复性非常有限。

However, the IoT devices market is so fragmented - with a patchwork of different operating systems and chips being utilised - that security services scalability and duplication are very limited。

因此,泰雷兹、澳电讯、微软和Arduino决定合作开发一种解决方案,通过蜂窝网络以最简化的方式将物联网设备安全有效地连接到云,以应对这一挑战。

Thats why Thales, Telstra, Microsoft and Arduino decided to team up to work on a solution that addresses the challenge of securely and efficiently connecting IoT devices to clouds in the most simplified way and through cellular networks。

该解决方案通过蜂窝网络在设备与云平台之间进行即时且标准化的相互认证,同时完全符合GSMA IoT SAFE安全规范。

The solution enables instant and standardised mutual authentication between a device and a cloud platform via cellular networks, while fully-complying with GSMA IoT SAFE security specifications。

空客巴托洛梅奥平台运往国际空间站

Successful Launch For Airbus Bartolomeo

空中客车制造的巴托洛梅奥平台在美国佛罗里达州卡纳维拉尔角成功升空,正在运往国际空间站。该平台将被安装在国际空间站的欧洲模块,由空中客车制造的哥伦布实验室外部。

The Airbus built Bartolomeo platform has been successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, US。 Bartolomeo is now on

its journey to the International Space Station (ISS) and will be installed outside of the Columbus Laboratory, the European module of the ISS built by Airbus。

这个独特的平台将提供全新且价格合理的地球观测应用,同时也为相关企业和研究机构提供了难得的机会,助力他们在太空快速、便捷地探索其相关项目。

This unique platform will offer new and affordable Earth observation applications and give companies and research institutions the unique opportunity to explore their project quickly and easily in space。

该平台最多可搭载12个不同载荷插槽,为它们提供电影并将数据传输回地面。

The platform can host up to 12 different payload slots, providing them with a power supply and data transmission back to Earth。

有效载荷插槽可承载5到450公斤的有效载荷。它们将每天向地面传输1到2兆兆字节光学数据。

The payload accommodation allows slots for a wide range of payload mass going from 5 to 450 kg。 They will be provided with optical data downlink capacity of one to two Terabytes per day。

巴托洛梅奥平台不仅能对地球进行观测,还能在环境与气候研究、机器人技术、材料科学、天体物理、新技术太空测试等方面发挥作用,为这些领域的商业化进程铺平了道路。

Not only does this provide opportunities for Earth observation, but also environmental and climate research, robotics, material sciences, astrophysics or to test new technologies in space, paving the way for their commercialisation。

在短短的12个月内,所有的有效载荷都将准备完毕并投入运营。

In just 12 months any payload can be prepared and ready to operate。

囤积卫生纸可能会影响未来的销售

Toilet Paper Stocking Up Now Could Hurt Future Sales

据外媒报道,卫生纸已成为抢购的终极象征; 它似乎是一上市就被抢购一空。

Toilet paper has a become the ultimate symbol of the panic buying; its seemingly scooped up as soon as new rolls hit the shelves。

帮助供应这些日常纸制品的公司感到震惊,并试图适应这种快速发展的消费者行为新常态。

Companies that help supply these everyday paper products are stunned and trying to adjust to this rapidly evolving new normal in consumer behavior。

他们面临着权衡取舍。在流感大流行之前,许多工厂已经全天候运转。

Theyre faced with tradeoffs。 Many were already operating their manufacturing facilities 24/7 prior to the pandemic。

威斯康星州密尔沃基市塞拉斯吸湿材料公司的首席执行官汤姆塞拉斯说:“如果你问我为什么每个人都抢着用卫生纸,我真的无法解释。”

“If you ask me why everyone is grabbing toilet paper, I cant really explain it,” said Tom Sellars, CEO of Sellars Absorbent Materials in Milwaukee, Wisconsin。

他的公司业务是生产和加工纸张及相关产品。“这并不是说我们突然用了更多的厕纸。但需求激增可能会令供应链吃紧,”他表示。

His company is a processor and converter of paper and related products。 “Its not like we are suddenly using more of it。 But the surge in demand could strain the supply chain,” he said。

卫生纸制造商乔治亚太平洋公司表示,上周零售商的一些订单几乎翻了一番。

Georgia Pacific, the maker of toilet paper, said that last week, some orders from retailers nearly doubled。

这家公司设法多运出了20%的货物。代表纸制品生产商的行业组织美国森林与造纸协会指出,该行业正在努力应对需求的突然激增。

The company managed to ship out 20% more than its normal capacity。 And the American Forest & Paper Association, an industry group representing paper product makers, noted the industry is working hard to respond to the sudden spike in demand。

但这种状况也引发了厕纸制造商们的担忧:现在囤积卫生纸可能最终会影响到未来的销售。

But the situation has also raised concerns among toilet paper makers that stocking up now could eventually hurt sales down the road。

欧洲最大电信零售商将永久闭店

Carphone Warehouse Shops To Close Permanently

据外媒报道,欧洲最大的消费电子和电信零售商Dixons Carphone将裁员近3000人,计划关闭其全部531家门店。

Dixons Carphone will cut nearly 3,000 jobs under plans to close all 531 of its Carphone Warehouse stores。

这些商店将于4月3日永久关闭。约40%的员工将被调往其他地点,但最多将失去2900个职位。

The shops will close permanently on April 3。 About 40pc of staff will be redeployed to other sites, but up to 2,900 positions will be lost。

Dixons Carphone表示,关闭的门店约占其总销售空间的8%。Carphone Warehouse品牌将继续在其更大的零售网站上享有特许权。

Dixons Carphone said the closed stores represented around 8pc of its total selling space。 The Carphone Warehouse brand will live on in concessions at its larger Curry PC World sites。

尽管伦敦股市普遍下跌,但该公司股价仍飙升五分之一,至每股74便士。

Shares soared by a fifth to 74p despite the wider declines on the London market。

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