Showing 1-15/72 articles from September 2011

Fri, 30 Sep, 2011:

Public listing on cards for Nokia Siemens Networks

The mobile network vendor Nokia Siemens Networks might be listed publicly. According to Dow Jones Newswire, the company is considering the Initial Public Offering (IPO). On Thursday, Jesper Ovesen was named as the company’s new chairman replacing Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo. According to Nokia press release, Ovesen has held a number of senior... Read more

SATEL sells communications systems worth millions to India

Satel Oy will supply wireless communications systems to BESCOM Ltd, the Bangalore Electricity Distribution Company to help with its electricity distribution automation project. The value of the project is 9 million US dollars, or around 6.6 million euros.  The contract includes radio network design, delivery, implementation and maintenance.... Read more

Valmet creates jobs and awaits Russian order

Russian media says Marussia Motors has asked Finnish car maker Valmet Automotive to produce 300 sports cars a year at its plant in Uuskaupunki. The news comes just days after Valmet said it was hiring 200 new workers to cope with growing demand for the Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid car. The factory currently employs about 850 people. Marussia... Read more

Thu, 29 Sep, 2011:

STX Finland’s Turku yard wins order for new cruise ship

TUI Cruises has placed an order with STX Finland for a new cruise ship.  The vessel should be delivered during Spring 2014. The project will provide employment for the STX Finland Turku yard equivalent to around 5,500 person-years.  TUI Cruises also has the option to order a second cruise ship. According to STX, the design has an emphasis on... Read more

Finnish professors win European grants

Three medical science researchers from the University of Helsinki have been awarded prestigious European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grants. Professor Lauri Aaltonen received funding for research into the genetics of cancer predisposition.     Academy Professor Kari Alitalo is looking into the functions and therapeutic potential of... Read more

Nokia has started shipping its N9 smartphones

Nokia has started shipping its new N9 smartphones which are based on the MeeGo operating system. The phone has no physical buttons, and relies on the touch screen for navigation. The user interface has three home views: applications, events and live applications. According to Nokia, users will be able to download applications from Nokia Store.... Read more

Wed, 28 Sep, 2011:

Finnish design magazine launched in London

To be published annually in Finnish and English, the design publication Trash Magazine was launched at the London Design Show September 23rd.  Editor-in-Chief Ida Kukkapuro’s goal is to change the world in a modest way. She says that the magazine, with its focus on sustainable design, is intended especially for people who believe that design... Read more

Finland tackles malware best

Finland is one of the leading countries in the world for preventing malware infections in computers, according to a study by Microsoft. The research uses a yardstick known as CCM which represents the number of reported computers cleaned for every 1,000 executions of the Malicious Software Removal Tool. Finland had the best CCM trend score... Read more

Finnair ranked second best airline in Europe

Finnair has been ranked the second best airline in Europe and number 12 on the world rankings by readers of the American consumer magazine Travel + Leisure. The readers of the magazine voted Singapore Airlines as the best airline in the world and the second place went to Emirates. Singapore Airlines was praised for its innovations such as... Read more

Tue, 27 Sep, 2011:

Kiosked shakes up Web advertising

Finnish start-up Kiosked is hoping to revolutionise the world of Web advertising by letting online publishers, bloggers and photographers post images which are embedded with advertisements for related products and services. The company has officially opened its Kiosked Image Bank which contains millions of images and photos which are legal and... Read more

Outotec to deliver a new plant to the Inner Mongolia

Outotec is designing and delivering a new ferrochrome plant to Baotou, in the Inner Mongolia, China. The Finnish company has signed an agreement with Mintal Group Co. Ltd., a large manufacturer of ferrochrome and stainless steel. The parties don't close the value of contract, but in a press release Outokumpu states that deliveries with similar... Read more

Mon, 26 Sep, 2011:

Finnair and Helsinki Airport search for Quality Hunters

Finnair and Helsinki Airport are searching for seven Quality Hunters to travel between Europe, Asia and the United States and help improve services and flights connections at Helsinki Airport.  The success of last year’s project when Finnair hired four members of the public to investigate the theme of quality in travel, has led to the expanded... Read more

Marinetek expanding in China

Pontoon and marina manufacturers Marinetek Group has supplied a complete marina to the city of Longkou in China.  News of the company’s expansion on the Chinese markets was announced by Kauppalehti. The various components and elements of the marina were manufactured primarily in Finland.  In addition to the pontoons, the delivery included... Read more

Nokia gets a new chief of technology ahead of new smartphone launches

Nokia, the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer, has appointed a new chief of technology just weeks ahead it is expected to launch new smartphones. Nokia has appointed Finnish Henry Tirri as Chief Technology Officer and a member of Nokia Leadership Team. He will be based in Sunnyvale, California and reports directly to President and CEO Stephen... Read more

Fri, 23 Sep, 2011:

Kone wins major order for Oman airport

Kone will supply 122 elevators, 60 escalators and 39 autowalks as part of the redevelopment of Muscat International Airport’s passenger terminal in Oman.  This equipment will enhance the user experience and ensure a smooth people flow at the Muscat International Airport which sees up to 12 million passengers annually. The terminal extension... Read more
Showing 1-15/72 articles from September 2011