Alibaba and Tencent Chart Path Forward With Spectra7 Enabled Active Copper Cable Technology

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White Paper on Next Generation Data Center High Speed Copper Cables Announced at ODCC

(TSX-V:SEV) Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, today announced that Alibaba made public a new white paper “High-speed Copper Cable Technology for Next Generation Data Centers” that includes details on the use of Active Copper Cables using Spectra7 technology for future deployments. The white paper was compiled by Alibaba, Tencent, Luxshare Precision, Zhejiang Zhaolong Interconnection and others. The announcement was made at China’s Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) conference held in September in Beijing.

The ODCC Networking Group, led by project manager Chen Liang, Senior Technical Expert at Alibaba, authored the white paper. The paper details Active Copper Cables using Spectra7 technology as a critical interconnect solution at 56Gbps PAM4 rates for extending the reach of high-speed copper cables for next generation data centers.

“We are excited that China’s tier one operators continue adopting Spectra7 technology in their plans for future hyperscale data centers,” said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. “We believe China’s massive hyperscale deployments will continue to be a significant part of our rapidly growing data center business in 2021 and onward.”

ODCC is co-sponsored by Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, China Telecom, China Mobile, CAICT (the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology) and Intel. ODCC is an industry non-profit organization, voluntarily formed by enterprises and institutions related to the data center market.

ABOUT SPECTRA7 MICROSYSTEMS INC.

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with a design center in Cork, Ireland and technical support location in

Alibaba and Tencent Chart Path Forward With Spectra7 Enabled Active Copper Cable Technology – Press Release

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SAN JOSE, Calif.–(Business Wire)–(TSX-V:SEV) Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for broadband connectivity markets, today announced that Alibaba made public a new white paper “High-speed Copper Cable Technology for Next Generation Data Centers” that includes details on the use of Active Copper Cables using Spectra7 technology for future deployments. The white paper was compiled by Alibaba, Tencent, Luxshare Precision, Zhejiang Zhaolong Interconnection and others. The announcement was made at China’s Open Data Center Committee (ODCC) conference held in September in Beijing.

The ODCC Networking Group, led by project manager Chen Liang, Senior Technical Expert at Alibaba, authored the white paper. The paper details Active Copper Cables using Spectra7 technology as a critical interconnect solution at 56Gbps PAM4 rates for extending the reach of high-speed copper cables for next generation data centers.

“We are excited that China’s tier one operators continue adopting Spectra7 technology in their plans for future hyperscale data centers,” said Spectra7 CEO Raouf Halim. “We believe China’s massive hyperscale deployments will continue to be a significant part of our rapidly growing data center business in 2021 and onward.”

ODCC is co-sponsored by Alibaba, Baidu, Tencent, China Telecom, China Mobile, CAICT (the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology) and Intel. ODCC is an industry non-profit organization, voluntarily formed by enterprises and institutions related to the data center market.

ABOUT SPECTRA7 MICROSYSTEMS INC.

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, mixed reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in San Jose, California with a design center in Cork, Ireland and technical support location in Dongguan, China. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.

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Tencent Stock Options Cost a Fortune and Traders Love Them

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(Bloomberg) — Caught off guard by Tencent Holdings Ltd.’s record-breaking rally earlier this year, Hong Kong’s stock investors are getting well prepared for the next one.

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For about two months, options traders have consistently shelled out more for bullish three-month contracts on the stock than they’re willing to pay for those protecting against losses, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s kept Tencent’s so-called volatility skew below zero, an unusual quirk for a market that typically sees traders pay more for downside protection than upside speculation.

There are now almost 1.1 million outstanding options on Tencent, outnumbering those on the Hang Seng Index by more than 4-to-1. The demand for the derivatives mirrors a trend in the U.S., where volume in single-stock options exploded this year and helped underpin the rally in technology shares.

How Tech Options Juiced the U.S. Stock Market: QuickTake

The world’s eighth most valuable stock is growing revenue at its fastest pace in years, lifted by an explosion in internet activity — and mobile gaming in particular — amid China’s world-leading recovery from Covid-19. The 33% stock surge in the first half of this year plateaued after U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning U.S. entities from dealing with Tencent’s signature app WeChat.



chart: Tencent's call options are pricier than puts


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Tencent’s call options are pricier than puts

Tencent has long been a market favorite because of its dominant position in China’s gaming sphere and the ubiquity of WeChat, which has become the go-to app for communications, social media and entertainment. While Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and upstarts like ByteDance Ltd. are challenging its position, Tencent continues to serve the country’s largest user base and dominate in gaming, the most profitable class of smartphone app.

The company is set to report third quarter results on Nov. 12. Its