The first AI algorithm beating human doctors in musculoskeletal abnormalities detection
Musculoskeletal conditions affect more than 1.7 billion people worldwide, and are the most common cause of severe, long-term pain and disability, with 30 million emergency department visits annually and increasing.
Stanford ML group hosts Bone X-Ray Deep Learning Competition with a goal of leading to significant advances in medical imaging technologies which can diagnose at the level of experts thus improve healthcare access in parts of the world where access to skilled radiologists is limited.
More than 150 teams from renowned universities, institutions, and companies have jointed the competition since May 25, 2018. On Sept. 30, the AI model developed by Availink Inc. became the world’s 1st deep learning model outperforming human radiologists, and ranked No. 1 on the competition leaderboard. The Availink’s model offers Kappa value 0.805, which is notably better than experienced expert (Kappa value is a metric of detection accuracy, the higher the more accurate. The radiologist with 10 years’ experience from Stanford University Hospital offers Kappa value 0.763 on the same dataset, and a 25 years experienced radiologist offers Kappa value 0.778).
Dr. Feng-wen Sun, Availiink CEO and adjunct professor of Nankai University comments on their achievement “The medical AI research of Availink is nonprofit. We are pleased to have contribution to humanity. Besides Musculoskeletal system, Availink will soon release AI service for lung X-Ray, retinal OCT, and skin diseases diagnosis. All these AI systems show notable improvement over state-of-the-art performances and will provide free service for our society.”
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“All Vision to Love” Availink Inc. took part in the 25th China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN2017)
As a leading company focused on developing DTV solutions, multimedia, and application system development, Availink Inc. participated in the 25th China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN2017). At this year’s CCBN, Availink introduced the first exhibition of satellite digital TV demodulation/SoC chip, worldwide multi-standard terrestrial digital TV SoC chip, and China terrestrial digital TV SoC chip. With this wide range of options, Availink helps customers build quality productions with dedicated service.
Availink debuted a highly-integrated single-chip DTMB HD SoC at CCBN2017, which is the first high-definition DTMB single chip solution in the industry. It supports AVS/AVS+, H.264, H.265, and other advanced video formats, integrated DTMB demodulation, DDR2 memory, and advanced security modules to provide customers with a high-performance, low-cost solution. Availink also exhibited a high-performance demodulation chip for the international DVB-S2X/S2/S market. DVB-S2X introduces a number of advanced technologies including lower roll-off factors and more modulation and coding combinations which increase bandwidth utilization. Bandwidth efficiency will become increasingly important in the coming UHD era.
After years of accumulated technological innovation, Availink’s products continue to provide a variety of multi-standard demodulation / decoder chip and set-top box / multimedia solutions for satellite, terrestrial, cable, IPTV, OTT, and other global mainstream digital TV standards. Availink has a clear business development blueprint and sustained growth, and plans to accelerate the expansion of its global business operations to provide quality products and services, and continuously enhance customer value.
Availink announces first ISDB-T HD set-top-box SoC
As a leading company focused on developing DTV solutions, Availink Inc. has announced its ISDB-T HD STB single chip (SoC) products, will soon in mass production.
ISDB-T HD STB SoC, integrated 512 MB of DDR2 memory, has highest level of integration compared with similar chips. The SoC integrated with market widely used ISDB-T demodulator and decoder. Depending on outstanding demodulator performance, ISDB-T SoC can fully meet the Brazilian EAD specification including single frequency network (SFN) and multipath, from Mackenzie digital TV Laboratory. ISDB-T SoC adopts flexible software architecture, you can modify depth algorithm by software upgrade, thus making them in the face of complex scene environment have the best flexibility. In addition, ISDB-T SoC also achieved a good early warning broadcasting system for emergency support for the Philippines tsunamis and other natural disaster.
We are providing customers a good ISDB-T solution with best value. As one of the world’s four mainstream digital TV transmission standard, ISDB-T originated in Japan, and gradually spread to other countries, mainly used in Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela in South America and Philippines and other countries in Asia. Brazil and Philippines have issued ASO plan, which Brazil planed to close all analog TV signals in 2018. With 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil, the whole industry believes that Latin America ISDB-T HD set-top-box market demand will be explosively growing. Mainly for those markets demands in Latin America, Philippines and etc., Availink release ISDB-T SoC at the right time. Reviewing CCBN2016, this ISDB-T SoC has been showcased with new products demonstration such as DTMB+OTT HD set-top-box solution and DVB-T2/HEVC HD products.
Mr.Lu，Marketing VP of Availink，said: "Currently many Latin American countries are actively promoting the transition from analog TV to digital TV, while ISDB-T digital television business has covered in some countries such as Brazil, Argentina and Chile, more and more people in these countries will be able to use ISDB-T products. Therefore, Availink aims at offering high quality ISDB-T set-top box solutions to meet the increasing requirements. We will maintain good cooperative relations with some important customer products around the world, to further enhance the company’s leadership in the global marketplace."
Availink Unveils New Products at CCBN2016
As a leading company focused on developing DTV solutions, Availink Inc. took part in the 24th China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN2016). At this year’s CCBN, Availink introduced a DTMB+OTT HD solution based on the eCos embedded operating system, and DVB-T2/HEVC HD and ISDB-T HD set-top box solutions based on single chip SoC’s. Additionally, Availink exhibited other competitive demodulator products including the world-leading multi-mode demodulator chip.
The DTMB series products are among of the most important product lines of Availink. With the take off of HD terrestrial market, Availink chose to highlight its DTMB offerings at CCBN2016. This product line differentiates itself by offering DTMB+OTT for the additional capability of VoD (video on demand) through a strategic partnership with the Union Voole Technology Co., Ltd. (Union Voole). Compared with Internet TV boxes based on the Android platform, Availink’s DTMB+OTT HD solution is much more competitive in cost-effectiveness and performance.
Union Voole is the biggest internet TV ISP in mainland China and was the first privately-held company to receive legal qualification to operate an internet TV business in China. Union Voole’s platform combines flexibility, efficiency, stability, and security to deliver high quality video in the form of seven major channels including movies, TV dramas, and children’s programs. Currently, there are more than 4,000 movies and 25,000 television episodes in Union Voole’s database.
Availink also debuted a highly-integrated single-chip DVB-T2/HEVC SoC at CCBN2016. This product corresponds with Germany’s adoption of DVB-T2/HEVC and transformation of the global terrestrial digital TV systems towards a new era of more efficient transmission and higher picture quality. Availink’s integrated HD decoder/demodulator SoC’s provide the most mature and cost-effective solutions for STB manufacturers to meet this global demand.
Availink has always been guided by the market to provide innovative and customer-oriented multimedia experiences. Looking ahead, the company will continue to introduce intelligent, high-value products to meet the diverse needs of the digital television and multimedia markets.
Availink Demonstrates New Chips at CCBN2015
Availink Attends CCBN2014
Availink Amazes audience at Shenzhen Fair
Availink Inc., a leading DTV chip provider, displayed its new digital TV receiving terminals at the 9th Shenzhen International Cultural Industry Fair held from May 17th to 20th, 2013. The fair was sponsored by the Shenzhen municipal government and China’s newly formed State Administration of Publications, Radio and TV Broadcasts.
The next-generation set-top-box displayed by Availink combines DTMB SoC solutions and TD-SCDMA “fixed” mobile phone functions. The product gained instant interest from potential TV broadcasters seeking to cooperate with mobile-phone carriers in order to explore niche markets targeting at remote and rural areas where homeowners struggle both to receive good-quality TV pictures and to install a working home telephone. Cable TV or wire telephony is not always available in such areas, where last-mile connectivity largely depends on wireless solutions.
Local media described the product as: “a tailored solution that conveniently combines TV pictures and telephone reception in a tiny, desktop phone-like device. It opens up a new business opportunity for those vast, remote areas with virtually no cable coverage”. (Local media report: http://www.sarft.net/a/101302.aspx )
Availink Attends CCBN2013
Like each of the past six years, Availink displayed its products and solutions at China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) from March 21st to 23rd, 2013. This is the largest trade fair of its sort in the world considering numbers of participating vendors, professional vistors and the scope of event. Availink demonstrated almost all lines of its products, including chips and solutions for DTMB, DVB-S/S2/T/T2, ISDB-T, and HD processors for multimedia solutions.
Under the banner “New combination, new media, new development”, Availink’s display attracted over 100 local TV operators, TV and STB manufacturers, distribution channels, and opinion leaders considerably more than those in previous years. Visitors were amazed by the speed of company’s expansion over the past eight years, from a single chip demodulating satellite TV signals to a broad array of product lines supporting all satellite, terrestrial, and cable standards, as well as a chip platform on which multimedia applications can live and thrive.
Availink Attends CCBN2012
Availink Inc., a leading digital TV semiconductor chip designer, attended China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) in Beijing from March 21st to 23rd, 2012. Adhering to the CCBN theme "Technology Innovation to Strengthen Broadcasting", Availink exhibited a series of advanced digital TV chips and solutions.
This was Availink’s sixth appearance at the CCBN. On display at the show were its next-generation DVB-S2 channel receiver, its DTMB channel receiver, and its recombined application solutions as used by well-known module makers. Availink’s DVB-S2 chip is easy-to-use, mature, and market validated, with millions of shipments to over 100 enterprise customers worldwide.
Availink has strong international engineering and support teams capable of generating plentiful solutions, along with various tuner ICs and back-end decoders. These solutions are usually flexible, mature, and market proven. The self-designed DTMB chips have enabled Availink to become a major DTMB demodulator designer and supplier, providing high-quality products to TV operators, set-top-box manufactures, and integrated digital TV producers. These DTMB chips have demonstrated excellent field performance in extensive domestic and international testing, and are easily upgradable using AVL-unique DSP architecture.
CCBN is considered one of the top-ranked events in the Asia-Pacific rim for the digital TV and broadband Internet industries. With an exhibition space spanning 60,000sqm, CCBN 2012 attracted more than 90,000 professional visitors, as well as over 1,000 local and overseas exhibition companies, and organizations from over 30 different countries.
Availink Participates in International Microelectronics Symposium
Availink Inc., a leading IC designer for digital TV, attended the 2011 International Microelectronics Symposium held in Beijing from 22nd to 23rd November. The eleventh of its kind, the symposium covered the following four topics: IPTV, cloud computing, next -generation telecommunication, and LED materials and processes. It consisted of a summit, a conference, and an exhibition.
Availink displayed a series of its latest DTV core chip products based on DVB-S2 & DTMB, such as the second-generation DVB-S2 demodulator chip, which is mature and proven in the world-wide market. Also unveiled was the second-generation DTMB demodulator chip with DVB-C capability, which is widely recognized and adopted by DTMB service providers and receiving terminal manufacturers.
Availink Announces 2nd Generation
Availink Inc., a leading DTV chip provider, announces AVL6361, its second-generation Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB) demodulator chip with integrated Digital Video Broadcasting – Cable (DVB-C) capability. Its predecessor, AVL3106, has been widely recognized and adopted by DTMB service providers and partners. AVL6361 further optimizes performance in diverse terrestrial transmission conditions to meet customers’ growing demands in the Chinese DTV market.
AVL6361 is fully compliant with both DTMB and DVB-C standards and able to serve both terrestrial and cable DTV markets. It can receive both standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) video service in indoor, outdoor, fixed, or mobile application environments. Furthermore, AVL6361 has received DTMB official certification by MIIT, and has become the first-choice DTMB demodulator for several provincial terrestrial digital TV networks. AVL6361 is ready for production orders.
Based on an advanced configurable DSP architecture, the first-generation AVL3106 achieved superior reception performance levels and immediately entered mass production. Furthermore, AVL3106 was the first DTMB product to successfully come through challenging field testing in Hong Kong. In the past two years, its outstanding performance has been widely verified and recognized by DTMB users in diverse application scenarios. The new generation of DTMB chip, AVL6361, not only inherits the outstanding performance of AVL3106 but also includes enhancements in several areas including the integration of a DVB-C demodulator. With two different packages available, AVL6361 is the perfect candidate for high performance DTV STB and iDTV products. The flexible AVL6361 architecture allows Availink to continue to improve its demodulation performance through software updates which are flexible, economical, and whose availability reacts quickly to customers’ needs. This provides an extended product lifecycle in comparison to competitor products that incorporate improvements from generation to generation.
Dr. FengWen Sun, Availink’s CEO, said: "AVL6361 improves the DTMB technology substantially through upgrading from AVL3106. Its new cable features will make it a strong product in the market. We are proud of this accomplishment and we are confident we will become the market leader in DTMB."
Availink Showcases Fresh Products at CCBN2011
Availink, a leading semiconductor chip designer for digital TV and set-top-box manufacturers, attended China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) from March 23rd to 25th, 2011. The company displayed its latest chip products for DVB-S2, DTMB, SoC, and total solutions. Live demonstrations included DVB-S2 HD, DTMB HD and iDTV.
Availink Participates in CCBN2010
Availink Inc. the leading digital TV core technology supplier, demonstrated its DVB-S2 and DTMB full turn-key solution at China Content Broadcasting Network (CCBN) 2010.
CCBN is the world’s leading event for the digital TV and broadband network industries. It was held from March 23rd to 25th at the China International Exhibition Center (CIEC) in Beijing.
Availink Wins 2009 ChinaChip for "Best Market Performance Award"
Availink Inc., a leading IC designer for digital TV, won the "Best Market Performance Award" for its ABS-S demodulation chip AVL1108 at ChinaChip Award Ceremony held in Wuxi, China on December 17th. Sponsored by CSIP (China Software and IC Production Center), the award ceremony is a further recognition of Availink’s contribution to core direct-to-home satellite TV program transmission.
The ChinaChip award represents the highest level and most official recognition in China’s fabless semiconductor industry. 2009 ChinaChip event attracted approximately 100 outstanding IC products skimmed from nearly all Chinese fabless IC companies to compete in the two categories—the "Best Market Performance Award " and the " Most Promising Award ". The award committee scored and determined the products based on their market share, revenue, technology leadership and future potentials. With tremendous growth and leading market share in China’s DTH market, Availink got a consensus on " Best Market Performance Award " of 2009 ChinaChip for the AVL1108.
The annual premier ChinaChip event, now in its fourth year, recognizes China’s top semiconductor fabless companies that have demonstrated excellence through their business successes, visions, strategies and future opportunities.
Earlier, Availink was awarded “Most Promising Award” for the same chip in 2008. CSIP is an authorized organization by PRC Ministry of Information and Industry Technology (MIIT).
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Availink Receives "2009 Best DTV IC Brand of China"
Availink Inc., a leading IC designer for digital TV, won the "Best Market Performance Award" for its ABS-S demodulation chip AVL1108 at the ChinaChip Award Ceremony held in Wuxi, China, on December 17th, 2009. Sponsored by CSIP (China Software and IC Production Center), their award ceremony success is further recognition of Availink’s contribution to core direct-to-home satellite TV program transmission.
The ChinaChip award is the highest, most official accolade in the Chinese fabless semiconductor industry. The 2009 ChinaChip event attracted approximately 100 outstanding IC products drawn from nearly all the Chinese fabless IC companies. There were two competing categories—the "Best Market Performance Award" and the "Most Promising Award". The award committee scored the products based on market share, revenue, technology leadership, and future potential. With tremendous growth and a leading market share in China’s DTH market, Availink won "Best Market Performance Award" for the AVL1108.
The annual premier ChinaChip event, now in its fourth year, rewards Chinese semiconductor fabless companies who have demonstrated excellence through their business successes, vision, strategies, and creation of future opportunities.
Availink was awarded the “Most Promising Award” for the same chip in 2008. CSIP is authorized by the PRC Ministry of Information and Industry Technology (MIIT).
Availink Receives 2009 EETimes-China Award
Availink Inc., a leading fabless IC designer for digital TV, multimedia, and communications, received the 2009 EETimes-China Award for "Top10 Most Promising IC Design Houses". Availink has previously been awarded "Most Promising Chinese Design IC" in December 2008, "China’s Innovative Semiconductor Products and Technologies” in January 2009, and "Hottest International Company" at the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Hot Ticket awards in July 2009.
The EETimes-China Award recognizes companies and products that demonstrate leadership and innovation in the Chinese electronics industry. Awards are presented in three categories and judged by a blue-ribbon panel comprised of leading figures from academia, industry, and engineering. The EETimes-China Award was presented at the IIC China exhibition in Dongguan, Guangdong Province of China, on September 17th, 2009.
Dr. Feng-Wen Sun, president and CEO of Availink, said, "We are honored to receive this award from EETimes-China - a testament to our innovative technology, marketing performance, and fast development. Availink strives to offer the best possible products and services, with high quality and excellent performance. We hope to continue on this path and to be recognized in years to come".
Availink was ranked No.1 in the “Top10 Most Promising IC Design Houses” – its first award in this category and a result of its tremendous growth over the past year. This recognition not only reflects the favorable view of Availink’s chosen market but also provides industry acknowledgment of its position as a prime innovator in the field of digital TV technology.
Availink’s groundbreaking core IC products based on ABS-S, DVB-S2, and DTMB, are used extensively in consumer electronics, including satellite TV STB and terrestrial TV STB from the world’s leading CE manufacturers. Availink’s products are widely available in Japan, South Korea, Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia.
Availink Displays Core DTV Chips at CCBN2009
Availink Inc., a leading semiconductor chip designer for DTV, displayed a series of core chips products for ABS-S, DVB-S2, and DTMB at the China Content Broadcast Networking (CCBN) 2009. This was the third time the company had attended this event, held from March 21st to 23rd at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing.
Availink’s booth once again drew wide attention thanks to the fresh updates of its chipsets designed for digital TV and STB manufacturers. Star of the show was satellite receiver chip AVL1108- ABS-S which has been widely adopted for direct-to-home satellite TV, providing television pictures to households in remote areas. The chip has been adopted by LG, Thomson, and almost all Chinese STB manufactures for their TV reception terminal devices. The first internal channel receiver, AVL2108, made its debut at the fair. It is compatible with DVB-S, DSS, and DVB-S2, and is currently being used by well-known module makers.
Stipulated as the national standard for terrestrial TV broadcasting, DTMB caught the eye at the CCBN exhibition. To keep up with this trend, Availink rolled out its latest chip, AVL3106 - a dual-mode DTMB channel receiver with superior performance to competing models in live demonstration.
CCBN is Asia’s largest exhibition of DTV & broadband network industries. It is globally regarded as a premium event for innovative TV broadcasting technologies and practices.
Availink Attends CCBN2008
Availink made its second appearance at the China Content Broadcast Networking (CCBN) 16th annual conference from March 21st to 23rd, 2008, at the China International Exhibition Centre in Beijing. The conference is globally recognized by the digital broadcasting industry as a primary venue for the presentation of new technologies. Availink drew wide attention at the conference as a company developing leading technologies for the worldwide DTV industry.
Availink showcased its ability to supply a total application solution including standards development and internal technology. Advanced Broadcasting System-Satellite (ABS-S), the first research and technology standard for satellite transmission in China, was the result of a collaborative effort between Availink and the Academy of Broadcasting Science (ABS). The AVL1108 satellite receiver chip, designed by Availink, was successful at first tape-out and is already featured in end consumer products by LG, Thomson, and others. Availink also displayed its first internal channel receiver, AVL2108, compatible with DVB-S, DSS, and DVB-S2, as well as its complete solution used by well-known module makers. DVB-S2 will be the technology platform for live broadcast satellite digital TV, soon to be widely adopted by TV operators worldwide.
As the launch preparation continues for Zhongxing No.9, there was much discussion surrounding ABS-S and the technology that is the China DTH standard. In an attempt to capture this sense of anticipation and to demonstrate the abilities of AVL1108 and AVL2108, Availink’s booth was set up to conduct an HDTV demo of a real-time trial broadcast of (Sino No.3).