Swish | November 04, 2020
Swish, a trusted Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and HUBZone certified Small Business provider of technology solutions and engineering services to the U.S. Federal Government, today announced that they partnered with Check Point Software Technologies to help a U.S. Federal supply chain management agency expand security while meeting COVID-19 challenges to securely manage a supply chain of billions of dollars in goods and services in support of national security. With a strong commitment to agility and responsiveness, the agency requires a security strategy that simply works without the need to consistently troubleshoot and optimize.
Fairfax Software | January 17, 2022
Fairfax Software is pleased to announce that it has been recently awarded a contract by the Ontario Government to provide: comprehensive software solution for payment processing (electronic and paper-based), image processing of paper for non-remittance forms, and full-service data entry. This contract was awarded to Fairfax Software following rigorous competitive procurement undertaken by the Treasury Board Secretariat on behalf of Ministry of Finance (MOF). Fairfax Software will implement and integrate the latest version of its Quick Modules 5.0 software suite, which provides a single platform designed to process all of MOF's 5.9 million annual inbound mail and electronic transactions for payment processing and data capture.
This comprehensive solution will support all 126 business programs across 16 client ministries and will include technical and operational training. Fairfax Software's extensive solution will also cover and support approximately 90 new and existing interface files with 15 separate systems. The contract calls for design and implementation over eighteen-month period, a phased rollout of twenty-four months, and a full operation period of three and half years but has the potential for a 15-year term.
Fairfax Software's solution is unique by providing an efficient approach with a streamlined single platform of imaging, remittance processing, data capture, monitoring, and reporting for all payment types while balancing, reconciling, and depositing the daily fund receipts. Many technical features and business benefits associated with the implementation of the Quick Modules 5.0 system have solidified Fairfax Software as an industry leader.
The Fairfax Software award-winning solution Quick Modules 5.0 was built from the ground up to process real-life payment data and electronic transactions, along with all its associated attachments, with or without remittance, all in one single workflow under one common Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) SQL Server database. This paradigm, which was invented and commercialized by Fairfax Software, has become a staple in U.S.-based state and commercial payment front-end processing for the last decade or more. More U.S. state tax and revenue agencies have adopted this paradigm than not.
"We are delighted to have earned this contract and honored to serve the Ontario Government. Our single platform solution will streamline the Ministry's workflow in the most efficient way possible and in an enterprise-wide capacity." Michael Minter, Vice President of Sales and Marketing stated: "Our award-winning Quick Modules solution has met and exceeded the competitive scrutiny of the Ontario Government's procurement process. Once again, we have proven that our solution is the best on the market for processing incoming mission-critical data."
Steve Chahal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fairfax Software
Fairfax Software has been providing state-of-the-art data capture and remittance processing solutions to state government clients, and more specifically state revenue clients since 1994 and with this award extends its solution footprint abroad. Fairfax Software's solutions, based on the signature product Quick Modules, are now the de-facto engine powering the payment and data capture processes in thirty-three (33) different U.S. states and forty-three (43) state agencies. Fairfax Software is capitalizing on its success in the United States' marketplace and expanding its award-winning software into the Canadian market.
Fairfax Software has recently announced that it is henceforth offering to host its mission-critical state government solutions in its secure and encrypted cloud on Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure with several state governments having adopted it.
Intel | May 11, 2020
The Trump administration’s discussions with chipmakers were reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal, with the report adding that TSMC also has been talking with Apple Inc.
Intel is well positioned to work with the U.S. government to operate a U.S.-owned commercial foundry.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), on the other hand, has been in talks with the U.S. Department of Commerce about building.
The Trump administration is in talks with semiconductor companies about building chip factories in the United States, representatives from two chipmakers said on Sunday.
Intel Corp (INTC.O) is in discussions with the United States Department of Defense over improving domestic sources for microelectronics and related technology,
Intel spokesman William Moss.
“Intel is well positioned to work with the U.S. government to operate a U.S.-owned commercial foundry and supply a broad range of secure microelectronics”, the statement added.
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Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) (2330.TW), on the other hand, has been in talks with the U.S. Department of Commerce about building a U.S. factory but said it has not made a final decision yet.
We are actively evaluating all the suitable locations, including in the U.S., but there is no concrete plan yet,
TSMC spokeswoman Nina Kao.
Intel Chief Executive Bob Swan wrote a letter to the Department of Defense in late March in which he expressed the company’s willingness to build a foundry - a term used in the industry to reference a chip factory - in partnership with the Pentagon.
“This is more important than ever, given the uncertainty created by the current geopolitical environment”, Swan wrote in the letter dated March 30 and seen by Reuters on Sunday.
It comes amid increasing diplomatic tensions between the U.S. and China during the coronavirus outbreak, with both sides trading barbs over who is to blame for the spread of the disease after already being involved in trade tensions for almost two years.
“We currently think it is in the best interest of the United States and of Intel to explore how Intel could operate a commercial U.S. foundry to supply a broad range of microelectronics,” the letter from the Intel CEO added.
The Trump administration’s discussions with chipmakers were reported earlier by the Wall Street Journal, with the report adding that TSMC also has been talking with Apple Inc (AAPL.O), one of its largest customers, about building a chip factory in the United States.
TSMC declined to comment on the talks with the iPhone maker.
The Journal had also reported that U.S. officials are looking at helping South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co (005930.KS), which has a chip factory in Austin, Texas, to expand its contract-manufacturing operations in the United States. A Samsung spokeswoman in Seoul declined to comment on Monday.
The U.S. Commerce Department and Apple did not respond to requests for comment on Sunday.
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