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E-House Reports Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2012 Results

SHANGHAI, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- E-House (China) Holdings Limited ("E-House" or the "Company") (NYSE: EJ), a leading real estate services company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the fiscal quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2012.

Third Quarter 2012 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Total gross floor area ("GFA") of new properties sold increased by 35% year-on-year to 4.8 million square meters. Total value of new properties sold increased by 37% year-on-year to RMB40.7 billion ($6.4 billion)[1].
  • Total revenues increased by 25% year-on-year to $136.6 million.
  • Non-GAAP[2] income from operations increased by 79% year-on-year to $20.6 million.
  • Non-GAAP net loss attributable to E-House shareholders was $7.8 million or $0.07 loss per diluted American depositary share ("ADS").

First Nine Months of 2012 Financial and Operating Highlights

  • Total GFA of new properties sold was 10.6 million square meters for the first nine months of 2012, an increase of 15% from the same period of 2011. Total value of new properties sold was RMB87.3 billion ($13.8 billion) for the first nine months of 2012, an increase of 7% from the same period of 2011.
  • Total revenues were $309.9 million for the first nine months of 2012, an increase of 9% from the same period of 2011.
  • Non-GAAP loss from operations was $22.0 million for the first nine months of 2012.
  • Non-GAAP net loss attributable to E-House shareholders was $17.8 million, or $0.17 loss per diluted ADS, for the first nine months of 2012.

[1] This press release contains translations of certain RMB amounts into U.S. dollar amounts solely for the convenience of the reader. The RMB amounts were translated into U.S. dollar amounts at a rate of RMB 6.3357 to US$1.00, which is the average central parity rate announced by the People's Bank of China for the third quarter of 2012.

 

[2] E-House uses in this press release the following non-GAAP financial measures: (1) income (loss) from operations, (2) net income (loss), (3) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders, (4) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders per basic ADS,  and (5) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders per diluted ADS, each of which excludes share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions, goodwill impairment charge and gain/(loss) from the disposal of subsidiaries. See "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and "Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" below for more information about the non-GAAP financial measures included in this press release.

 

Xin Zhou, E-House's co-chairman and CEO, commented: "The third quarter was relatively quiet on the real estate policy front. Our primary agency business benefited from year-on-year transaction volume growth and started its turn-around in operating profitability. Our online e-commerce business, which was used by more than 11,000 home buyers during the quarter, also showed continued growth momentum. Although growth in our consulting business was lackluster during the third quarter due to continued softness in land transaction consulting and project delays, we made progress in developing new information database products that we believe will contribute to our growth next year."

Bin Laurence, E-House's CFO, added: "We achieved healthy operating income this quarter, driven by improved profitability from our primary agency business. Although we continue to operate within a relatively slow real estate industry environment, we are glad to see that the Company is on its path to improved profitability."

Financial Results for the Third Quarter and First Nine Months of 2012

Revenues

Third quarter total revenues were $136.6 million, an increase of 25% from $109.3 million for the same quarter of 2011. For the first nine months of 2012, total revenues were $309.9 million, an increase of 9% from $284.2 million for the same period of 2011.

Real Estate Brokerage Services

Real estate brokerage services include primary real estate agency services and secondary real estate brokerage services. Third quarter revenues from real estate brokerage services were $60.2 million, an increase of 35% from $44.6 million for the same quarter of 2011. For the first nine months of 2012, revenues from real estate brokerage services were $133.4 million, an increase of 5% from $127.6 million for the same period of 2011.

Third quarter revenues from primary real estate agency services were $56.0 million, an increase of 39% from $40.2 million for the same quarter of 2011. This increase was mainly due to a 35% increase in total GFA of new properties sold and a 37% increase in total transaction value of new properties sold. (See "Selected Operating Data" below for more details on total GFA and transaction value of new properties sold.)

For the first nine months of 2012, revenues from primary real estate agency services were $122.3 million, an increase of 8% from $112.8 million for the same period of 2011. This increase was mainly due to a 15% increase in total GFA of new properties sold and a 7% increase in total transaction value of new properties sold. (See "Selected Operating Data" below for more details on total GFA and transaction value of new properties sold.)

Third quarter revenues from secondary real estate brokerage services were $4.2 million, a decrease of 3% from $4.4 million for the same quarter of 2011. As of September 30, 2012, E-House had a total of 68 secondary real estate brokerage stores in four cities in China, compared to 107 stores as of September 30, 2011 and 69 stores as of June 30, 2012.

For the first nine months of 2012, revenues from secondary real estate brokerage services were $11.1 million, a decrease of 25% from $14.8 million for the same period of 2011. This decrease was mainly due to the combined effect of lower rental transaction volume and a decrease of total transaction value of secondary real estate sold, which was in turn caused by the Company's closing of a number of stores from 2011 in order to reduce costs and optimize the Company's store network.

Real Estate Online Services

Third quarter revenues from real estate online services were $52.6 million, an increase of 34% from $39.3 million for the same quarter of 2011. This increase was mainly due to revenue growth in existing and new cities that the Company entered since 2010, as well as growth in e-commerce revenues.

For the first nine months of 2012, revenues from real estate online services were $113.8 million, an increase of 25% from $90.7 million for the same period of 2011. This increase was mainly due to revenue growth in existing and new cities that the Company entered since 2010, as well as growth in e-commerce revenues.

Real Estate Information and Consulting Services

Third quarter revenues from real estate information and consulting services were $16.5 million, a decrease of 9% compared to $18.2 million for the same quarter of 2011. The decrease was mainly due to a decline in consulting services revenue, partially offset by an increase in revenues from information services.

For the first nine months of 2012, revenues from real estate information and consulting services were $41.1 million, a decrease of 12% from $46.6 million for the same period of 2011. The year-on-year decrease was primarily due to a reduction in land transaction-related consulting fees, as well as a reduction in other consulting revenues from property developments due to the weak real estate market, partially offset by an increase in revenues from information services.

Other Services

Other services include offline real estate advertising services, promotional events services and real estate fund management services. Third quarter revenues from other services were $7.3 million, compared to $7.2 million for the same quarter of 2011.

For the first nine months of 2012, revenues from other services were $21.6 million, an increase of 11% from $19.3 million for the same period of 2011. The increase was mainly due to the expansion of promotional event services in the first nine months of 2012.

Cost of Revenues

Third quarter cost of revenues was $55.3 million, an increase of 19% from $46.5 million for the same quarter of 2011, primarily due to higher commission expense for sales staff in the primary real estate agency services, higher editorial cost related to the expanded coverage of the Company's websites, and amortization of the exclusive right to sell Baidu's real estate Brand Link products to real estate developers in China starting in August 2011.

For the first nine months of 2012, cost of revenues was $142.8 million, an increase of 32% from $108.6 million for the same period of 2011, primarily due to higher salary and commission expenses for the sales staff in the primary real estate agency services, higher editorial cost related to the expanded coverage of the Company's websites, additional amortization of the exclusive right to sell Baidu's real estate Brand Link products to real estate developers in China starting in August 2011, and higher cost of promotion event services in line with the increase of revenues.

Selling, General and Administrative ("SG&A") Expenses

Third quarter SG&A expenses were $77.7 million, an increase of 12% from $69.4 million for the same quarter of 2011, primarily due to increased staff and marketing expenses for the Company's real estate online services segment.

For the first nine months of 2012, SG&A expenses were $241.6 million, an increase of 27% from $190.7 million for the same period of 2011. This increase was primarily due to increased staff-related expenses, higher rental and online marketing expenses, as well as higher bad debt provision compared to the same period last year.

Income (Loss) from Operations

Third quarter income from operations was $5.9 million, compared to loss from operations of $420.1 million for the same quarter of 2011. For the third quarter of 2011, the Company recorded a $417.8 million goodwill impairment charge of the Company's online segment. Third quarter non-GAAP income from operations was $20.6 million, an increase of 79% from $11.5 million for the same quarter of 2011.

For the first nine months of 2012, loss from operations was $68.5 million, compared to loss from operations of $427.3 million for the same period of 2011. For the first nine months of 2012, non-GAAP loss from operations was $22.0 million, compared to non-GAAP income from operations of $30.4 million in the same period of 2011.

Net Income (Loss)

Third quarter net loss was $20.1 million, compared to net loss of $425.6 million for the same quarter of 2011. Third quarter non-GAAP net loss was $6.1 million, compared to non-GAAP net income of $5.3 million for the same quarter of 2011.

For the first nine months of 2012, net loss was $65.6 million, compared to net loss of $433.1 million for the same period of 2011. Non-GAAP net loss for the first nine months of 2012 was $21.5 million, compared to non-GAAP net income of $23.6 million in the same period of 2011.

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to E-House Shareholders

Third quarter net loss attributable to E-House shareholders was $21.6 million, or $0.18 loss per diluted ADS, compared to net loss attributable to E-House shareholders of $235.3 million, or $2.97 loss per diluted ADS, for the same quarter of 2011. Third quarter non-GAAP net loss attributable to E-House shareholders was $7.8 million, or $0.07 loss per diluted ADS, compared to non-GAAP net loss attributable to E-House shareholders of $0.5 million, or $0.01 loss per diluted ADS, for the same quarter of 2011.

For the first nine months of 2012, net loss attributable to E-House shareholders was $55.3 million, or $0.54 loss per diluted ADS, compared to net loss attributable to E-House shareholders of $242.5 million, or $3.02 loss per diluted ADS, for the same period of 2011. Non-GAAP net loss attributable to E-House shareholders for the first nine months of 2012 was $17.8 million, or $0.17 loss per diluted ADS, compared to non-GAAP net income attributable to E-House shareholders of $9.2 million, or $0.11 per diluted ADS, for the same period of 2011.

Cash Flow

As of September 30, 2012, the Company had a cash balance of $167.4 million.

Third quarter 2012 net cash used in operating activities was $8.4 million. This amount was mainly attributable to non-GAAP net loss of $6.1 million, and an increase in accounts receivable of $38.4 million, offset by an increase in income and other tax payable of $27.9 million, non-cash depreciation and amortization (other than business acquisitions related) of $6.0 million and bad debt provision of $3.2 million.

Third quarter 2012 net cash used in investing activities was $13.4 million. This amount was mainly attributable to an $11.1 million payment to Baidu for the exclusive rights to sell its real estate Brand Link products in China and $2.8 million for purchase of property and equipment.

Third quarter 2012 net cash proceeds from financing activities was $0.2 million.

Business Outlook

The Company currently estimates that its revenues for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2012 will be in the range of $440 million to $460 million, an increase of 10% to 15% from $401.6 million in 2011. This updated annual revenue guidance reflects the Company's expectation that growth in online advertising will be softer than expected in the fourth quarter amid challenging overall macroeconomic environment.

Conference Call Information

E-House's management will host an earnings conference call on November 15, 2012 at 7:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (8:30 p.m. Beijing/Hong Kong time).

Dial-in details for the earnings conference call are as follows:

U.S./International: +1-718-354-1231
Hong Kong:          +852-2475-0994
Mainland China:    800-819-0121

Please dial in 10 minutes before the call is scheduled to begin and provide the passcode to join the call. The passcode is "E-House earnings call."

A replay of the conference call may be accessed by phone at the following number until November 22, 2012:

International:  +1-646-254-3697
Passcode:     64358887

Additionally, a live and archived webcast will be available at http://ir.ehousechina.com.

About E-House

E-House (China) Holdings Limited ("E-House") (NYSE: EJ) is China's leading real estate services company with a nationwide network covering more than 230 cities. E-House offers a wide range of services to the real estate industry, including online advertising, primary sales agency, secondary brokerage, information and consulting, offline advertising and promotion and real estate investment management services. E-House has received numerous awards for its innovative and high-quality services, including "China's Best Company" from the National Association of Real Estate Brokerage and Appraisal Companies and "China Enterprises with the Best Potential" from Forbes. For more information about E-House, please visit http://www.ehousechina.com.

Safe Harbor: Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "may," "intend," "confident," "is currently reviewing," "it is possible," "subject to" and similar statements. Among other things, the Business Outlook section and quotations from management in this press release, as well as E-House's strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. E-House may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports filed or furnished with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Forms 20-F and 6-K, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about E-House's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements and are subject to change. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained, either expressly or impliedly, in any of the forward-looking statements in this press release. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, a severe or prolonged downturn in the global economy, E-House's susceptibility to fluctuations in the real estate market of China, government measures aimed at China's real estate industry, failure of the real estate services industry in China to develop or mature as quickly as expected, diminution of the value of E-House's brand or image, E-House's inability to successfully execute its strategy of expanding into new geographical markets in China, E-House's failure to manage its growth effectively and efficiently, E-House's failure to successfully execute the business plans for its strategic alliances and other new business initiatives, E-House's loss of its competitive advantage if it fails to maintain and improve its proprietary CRIC system or to prevent disruptions or failure in the system's performance, E-House's failure to compete successfully, fluctuations in E-House's results of operations and cash flows, E-House's reliance on a concentrated number of real estate developers, natural disasters or outbreaks of health epidemics and other risks outlined in E-House's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this press release is current as of the date of this press release, and E-House does not undertake any obligation to update any such information, except as required under applicable law.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measure

To supplement E-House's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP"), E-House uses in this press release the following non-GAAP financial measures: (1) income (loss) from operations, (2) net income (loss), (3) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders, (4) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders per basic ADS, and (5) net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders per diluted ADS, each of which excludes share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions, goodwill impairment charge and gain/(loss) from the disposal of subsidiaries. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results" set forth at the end of this press release.

E-House believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information to investors regarding its operating performance by excluding share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions, goodwill impairment charge and gain/(loss) from the disposal of subsidiaries, which may not be indicative of E-House's operating performance. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to E-House's historical performance and assist its financial and operational decision making. A limitation of using these non-GAAP financial measures is that share-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions, goodwill impairment charge and gain/(loss) from the disposal of subsidiaries are recurring expenses that may continue to exist in E-House's business for the foreseeable future. Management compensates for these limitations by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying tables have more details on the reconciliation between non-GAAP financial measures and their most comparable GAAP financial measures.

For investor and media inquiries please contact:

In China

Michelle Yuan
Director of Investor Relations
E-House (China) Holdings Limited
Phone: +86 (21) 6133-0754
E-mail: [email protected]

Derek Mitchell
Ogilvy Financial, Beijing
Phone: +86 (10) 8520-3073
E-mail: [email protected]

In the U.S.

Jessica Barist Cohen
Ogilvy Financial, New York
Phone: +1 (646) 460-9989
E-mail: [email protected]

 

 

E-HOUSE (CHINA) HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

 




December 31,


 September 30,




2011


2012

ASSETS










Current assets










Cash and cash equivalents




392,005




167,370


Restricted cash




2,582




2,066


Marketable securities




7,982




6,696


Customer deposits




56,168




82,353


Accounts receivable, net




244,081




281,866


Properties held for sale




1,287




1,279


Deferred tax assets




22,078




22,032


Prepaid expenses and other current assets




21,818




20,729


Amounts due from related parties




1,501




355


Total current assets




749,502




584,746


Property and equipment, net




27,976




40,571


Intangible assets, net




213,263




184,133


Investment in affiliates




32,484




31,829


Goodwill




49,328




49,259


Customer deposits, non-current




26,586




26,819


Other non-current assets




44,559




41,400


Total assets




1,143,698




958,757












LIABILITIES AND EQUITY










Current liabilities










Accounts payable




5,686




3,039


Accrued payroll and welfare expenses




50,581




49,636


Income tax payable




45,762




35,884


Other tax payable




19,252




21,779


Amounts due to related parties




1,775




5,392


Advance from property buyers




2,194




2,026


Deferred revenue




11,499




13,015


Liability for exclusive rights, current




13,831




16,554


Other current liabilities




25,517




22,778


Total current liabilities




176,097




170,103


Deferred tax liabilities




40,109




40,102


Liability for exclusive rights, non-current




21,408




5,773


Other non-current liabilities




1,716




1,339


Total liabilities




239,330




217,317


Equity










Ordinary shares ($0.001 par value): 1,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 79,065,624 and 118,034,273  shares issued and outstanding, as of December 31, 2011 and September 30, 2012 respectively




79




118


Additional paid-in capital




688,094




848,504


Subscription receivables




-




(85)


Accumulated deficit




(101,064)




(168,021)


Accumulated other comprehensive income




46,253




50,694


Total E-House equity




633,362




731,210


Non-controlling interests




271,006




10,230


Total equity




904,368




741,440


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




1,143,698




958,757



 

E-HOUSE (CHINA) HOLDINGS LIMITED

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data and per share data)

 



Three months ended


Nine months ended



September 30,


September 30,



2011


2012


2011


2012

Revenues



109,301




136,586




284,226




309,858


Cost of revenues



(46,462)




(55,334)




(108,603)




(142,840)


Selling, general and administrative expenses



(69,434)




(77,734)




(190,716)




(241,551)


Goodwill impairment charge



(417,822)




-




(417,822)




-


Other operating income



4,299




2,376




5,635




6,032


Income (Loss) from operations



(420,118)




5,894




(427,280)




(68,501)


Interest income



636




264




1,948




1,385


Other loss, net



(8,522)




(2,243)




(12,358)




(2,764)


Income (Loss) before taxes, and equity in affiliates



(428,004)




3,915




(437,690)




(69,880)


Income tax benefit (expense)



2,460




(24,137)




5,120




4,157


Loss before equity in affiliates



(425,544)




(20,222)




(432,570)




(65,723)


Income (Loss) from equity in affiliates



(26)




159




(496)




109


Net loss



(425,570)




(20,063)




(433,066)




(65,614)


Less: net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests



















(190,288)




1,521




(190,574)




(10,324)


Net loss attributable to E-House shareholders



(235,282)




(21,584)




(242,492)




(55,290)



















Loss per share:

















Basic



(2.97)




(0.18)




(3.02)




(0.54)


Diluted



(2.97)




(0.18)




(3.02)




(0.54)


Shares used in computation:

















Basic



79,087,425




117,977,005




80,210,915




102,145,265


Diluted



79,087,425




117,977,005




80,210,915




102,145,265



















Note 1

The conversion of Renminbi ("RMB") amounts into USD amounts is based on the rate of USD1 = RMB6.3410 on September 30, 2012 and USD1 = RMB6.3357 for the three months ended September 30, 2012.



 

E-HOUSE (CHINA) HOLDINGS LIMITED


UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME


(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

 




Three months ended


Nine months ended




September 30,


September 30,




2011


2012


2011


2012












Net loss


(425,570)


(20,063)


(433,066)


(65,614)












Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:










Foreign currency translation adjustment


8,869


(893)


19,667


(2,745)


Comprehensive loss


(416,701)


(20,956)


(413,399)


(68,359)












Less: Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests


(188,182)


1,423


(186,202)


(10,520)


Comprehensive loss attributable to E-House shareholders


(228,519)


(22,379)


(227,197)


(57,839)













E-HOUSE (CHINA) HOLDINGS LIMITED

Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP and Non-GAAP Results

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except share data and per ADS data)

 



Three months ended


Nine months ended



September 30,


September 30,




2011



2012



2011


2012

GAAP income (loss) from operations



(420,118)



5,894



(427,280)


(68,501)

Share-based compensation expense



8,155



9,006



23,690


29,311

Amortization of intangible assets resulting from  business acquisitions



5,645


5,737



16,215


17,212

Goodwill impairment charge



417,822



-



417,822


-

Non-GAAP income (loss) from operations



11,504



20,637



30,447


(21,978)













GAAP net loss



(425,570)



(20,063)



(433,066)


(65,614)

Share-based compensation expense (net of tax)



8,155



9,006



23,690


29,311

Amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions (net of tax)



4,853



4,934



14,074


14,801

Loss from the disposal of subsidiaries  (net of tax)



-



-



1,054


-

Goodwill impairment charge



417,822



-



417,822


-

Non-GAAP net income (loss)



5,260



(6,123)



23,574


(21,502)













Net loss attributable to E-House Shareholder



(235,282)



(21,584)



(242,492)


(55,290)

Share-based compensation expense (net of tax and non-controlling interests)



5,995



9,006



 

17,516


25,904

Amortization of intangible assets resulting from business acquisitions (net of tax and non-controlling interests)



2,593



4,776



 

7,463


11,558

Loss from disposal of subsidiaries (net of tax and non-controlling interests)



-



-



565


-

Goodwill impairment charge (net of non-controlling interests)



226,183



-



226,183


-

Non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to E-House shareholders

 



(511)



(7,802)



9,235


(17,828)













GAAP net loss per ADS -- basic



(2.97)



(0.18)



(3.02)


(0.54)













GAAP net loss per ADS -- diluted



(2.97)



(0.18)



(3.02)


(0.54)













Non-GAAP net income (loss) per ADS -- basic



(0.01)



(0.07)



0.12


(0.17)













Non-GAAP net income (loss) per ADS -- diluted



(0.01)



(0.07)



0.11


(0.17)













Shares used in calculating basic GAAP / non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to shareholders per ADS



79,087,425



117,977,005



 

80,210,915


102,145,265













Shares used in calculating diluted GAAP net loss attributable to shareholders per ADS



79,087,425



117,977,005



80,210,915


102,145,265

Shares used in calculating diluted non-GAAP net income (loss) attributable to shareholders per ADS



 

79,087,425



 

117,977,005



 

80,688,211


 

102,145,265


 

 

E-HOUSE (CHINA) HOLDINGS LIMITED

SELECTED OPERATING DATA

 



Three months ended


Nine months ended



September 30,


September 30,



2011


2012


2011


2012

Primary real estate agency service













Total Gross Floor Area ("GFA") of new properties sold (thousands of square meters)



3,576




4,825



9,216


10,569

Total value of new properties sold (millions of RMB)



29,622




40,698



81,725


87,303

Total value of new properties sold (millions of $)



4,641




6,429



12,600


13,812

 



 

 

SOURCE E-House (China) Holdings Limited

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Samsung VP Jacopo Lenzi, who headed the company's recent SmartThings acquisition under the auspices of Samsung's Open Innovaction Center (OIC), answered a few questions we had about the deal. This interview was in conjunction with our interview with SmartThings CEO Alex Hawkinson. IoT Journal: SmartThings was developed in an open, standards-agnostic platform, and will now be part of Samsung's Open Innovation Center. Can you elaborate on your commitment to keep the platform open? Jacopo Lenzi: Samsung recognizes that true, accelerated innovation cannot be driven from one source, but requires a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Red Hat, the world's leading provider of open source solutions, will exhibit at Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, a...
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect at Hookflash Inc., will walk through the shifting landscape of traditional telephone a...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Matrix.org has been named “Silver Sponsor” of Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time communication over IP. It defines a new approach for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP based on pragmatic HTTP APIs and WebRTC, and provides open source reference implementations to showcase and bootstrap the new standard. Our focus is on simplicity, security, and supporting the fullest feature set.
How do APIs and IoT relate? The answer is not as simple as merely adding an API on top of a dumb device, but rather about understanding the architectural patterns for implementing an IoT fabric. There are typically two or three trends: Exposing the device to a management framework Exposing that management framework to a business centric logic • Exposing that business layer and data to end users. This last trend is the IoT stack, which involves a new shift in the separation of what stuff happens, where data lives and where the interface lies. For instance, it’s a mix of architectural style...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SOA Software, an API management leader, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SOA Software is a leading provider of API Management and SOA Governance products that equip business to deliver APIs and SOA together to drive their company to meet its business strategy quickly and effectively. SOA Software’s technology helps businesses to accelerate their digital channels with APIs, drive partner adoption, monetize their assets, and achieve a...
From a software development perspective IoT is about programming "things," about connecting them with each other or integrating them with existing applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Yakov Fain, co-founder of Farata Systems and SuranceBay, will show you how small IoT-enabled devices from multiple manufacturers can be integrated into the workflow of an enterprise application. This is a practical demo of building a framework and components in HTML/Java/Mobile technologies to serve as a platform that can integrate new devices as they become available on the market.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Utimaco will exhibit at SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Utimaco is a leading manufacturer of hardware based security solutions that provide the root of trust to keep cryptographic keys safe, secure critical digital infrastructures and protect high value data assets. Only Utimaco delivers a general-purpose hardware security module (HSM) as a customizable platform to easily integrate into existing software solutions, embed business logic and build s...
Connected devices are changing the way we go about our everyday life, from wearables to driverless cars, to smart grids and entire industries revolutionizing business opportunities through smart objects, capable of two-way communication. But what happens when objects are given an IP-address, and we rely on that connection, sometimes with our lives? How do we secure those vast data infrastructures and safe-keep the privacy of sensitive information? This session will outline how each and every connected device can uphold a core root of trust via a unique cryptographic signature – a “bir...
Internet of @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley announced on Thursday its first 12 all-star speakers and sessions for its upcoming event, which will take place November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. @ThingsExpo, the first and largest IoT event in the world, debuted at the Javits Center in New York City in June 10-12, 2014 with over 6,000 delegates attending the conference. Among the first 12 announced world class speakers, IBM will present two highly popular IoT sessions, which will take place November 4-6, 2014 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, Calif...
Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity.
WebRTC defines no default signaling protocol, causing fragmentation between WebRTC silos. SIP and XMPP provide possibilities, but come with considerable complexity and are not designed for use in a web environment. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Matthew Hodgson, technical co-founder of the Matrix.org, will discuss how Matrix is a new non-profit Open Source Project that defines both a new HTTP-based standard for VoIP & IM signaling and provides reference implementations.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spansion Inc. (NYSE: CODE), a global leader in embedded systems, today added 96 new products to the Spansion® FM4 Family of flexible microcontrollers (MCUs). Based on the ARM® Cortex®-M4F core, the new MCUs boast a 200 MHz operating frequency and support a diverse set of on-chip peripherals for enhanced human machine interfaces (HMIs) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The rich set of periphera...

SYS-CON Events announced today that Aria Systems, the recurring revenue expert, has been named "Bronze Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 15th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Aria Systems helps leading businesses connect their customers with the products and services they love. Industry leaders like Pitney Bowes, Experian, AAA NCNU, VMware, HootSuite and many others choose Aria to power their recurring revenue business and deliver exceptional experiences to their customers.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is going to require a new way of thinking and of developing software for speed, security and innovation. This requires IT leaders to balance business as usual while anticipating for the next market and technology trends. Cloud provides the right IT asset portfolio to help today’s IT leaders manage the old and prepare for the new. Today the cloud conversation is evolving from private and public to hybrid. This session will provide use cases and insights to reinforce the value of the network in helping organizations to maximize their company’s cloud experience.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is making everything it touches smarter – smart devices, smart cars and smart cities. And lucky us, we’re just beginning to reap the benefits as we work toward a networked society. However, this technology-driven innovation is impacting more than just individuals. The IoT has an environmental impact as well, which brings us to the theme of this month’s #IoTuesday Twitter chat. The ability to remove inefficiencies through connected objects is driving change throughout every sector, including waste management. BigBelly Solar, located just outside of Boston, is trans...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Matrix.org has been named “Silver Sponsor” of Internet of @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Matrix is an ambitious new open standard for open, distributed, real-time communication over IP. It defines a new approach for interoperable Instant Messaging and VoIP based on pragmatic HTTP APIs and WebRTC, and provides open source reference implementations to showcase and bootstrap the new standard. Our focus is on simplicity, security, and supporting the fullest feature set.
Predicted by Gartner to add $1.9 trillion to the global economy by 2020, the Internet of Everything (IoE) is based on the idea that devices, systems and services will connect in simple, transparent ways, enabling seamless interactions among devices across brands and sectors. As this vision unfolds, it is clear that no single company can accomplish the level of interoperability required to support the horizontal aspects of the IoE. The AllSeen Alliance, announced in December 2013, was formed with the goal to advance IoE adoption and innovation in the connected home, healthcare, education, aut...