Ubiqus USA in the News

Press Releases & Mentions

 

Is Google’s New Lingvo Framework a Big Deal for Machine Translation?

“Senellart pointed out that most of the papers in Lingvo’s publication list are from Google researchers themselves. He compared that list to over 500 papers with state-of-the-art results using or quoting OpenNMT, the current and most popular implementations of which are managed by Systran and Ubiqus…”
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The Slator 2019 Language Service Provider Index

“…Ubiqus has a long history of deal-making, having acquired more than 20 companies over the past 15 years and having made one acquisition a year since 2016. In late 2018, Ubiqus acquired aerospace and defense LSP, Gedev, which generates around EUR 3M in revenues annually and posted modest growth for the year. The company has its roots in transcription and summarization, but today generates over 50% of its revenue from translation and interpretation.”
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Jobs Index Slips Below Baseline in February 2019

“The index has fluctuated over the past few months, reaching a new high in December 2018 before dipping in January 2019… Observational data relating to activity across the language industry in January 2019 shows a healthy start to the year, with M&A activity continuing strong and several companies breaking out record-setting 2018 figures, as hiring remains active.”
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Jobs Index Dips in January 2019 While Hiring Remains Active

“Observational data relating to activity across the language industry in December 2018 shows a buoyant market across the globe both in terms of M&A, company financial results, and hiring. On the M&A front… Ubiqus acquired boutique technical [company], Gedev… Slator reported on senior hires at… Ubiqus USA.”
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Language Industry Hires at… Ubiqus USA

“Ryan Pastian was appointed Vice President of Sales, Translation Division at Ubiqus USA… He said he joined Ubiqus because it ‘has one of the strongest reputations in the industry for delivering exceptional quality and service… [and] is also well known for developing cutting-edge solutions, which include NMT through the use of AI.'”
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SlatorCon 2018—Your Definitive Guide & Key Takeaways

“Launched in early 2017, OpenNMT, to which SYSTRAN, Ubiqus, and Harvard University all contribute, is a jointly developed NMT toolkit… To get to the point of deploying NMT operationally, Nguyen said that it’s essential to secure buy-in from the people who actually interact with the technology: the translators and project managers… Ultimately… ‘NMT output itself is the best advocate for NMT,’ Nguyen concluded.”
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Three Ways to Sell a Language Service Provider

“[Dominic] Emery’s team at global investment bank, Raymond James, specializes in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for technology businesses. One industry that’s been high on Raymond James’ radar is the language industry, as ‘more and more [M&A] is happening in this industry.’ [With] this, he echoes both Ubiqus President, Vincent Nguyen’s, and Slator Co-Founder, Florian Faes’, assessments.”
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Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM Double Down on Custom Neural Machine Translation

“’As an LSP, you will focus on the details,’ [Vincent] Nguyen said. ‘For instance, everyone handles tags… Who will have to handle the tags? The translator would not want to reinsert all the tags, but it will not be in the output of the machine translation,’ he said, adding that researchers only focus on plain text output. ‘…We really have to adapt to the production environment and the workflow,’ [he] concluded.”
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Ubiqus Tucks in Gedev to Expand in Aerospace and Defense

“France-based language service provider (LSP), Ubiqus, has acquired boutique local rival Gedev… [Vincent] Nguyen told Slator that ‘matching [Gedev’s] client base and specific market expertise with our technology can drive growth, quality, and fast turnaround times.’ For Ubiqus, therefore, Gedev opens up a new customer base in these niche verticals…”
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How Ubiqus Deploys Neural Machine Translation in Language Operations

“While big tech and venture capital make the headlines, the language industry is working behind to scenes to deploy the technology in operations. Among the leaders in this roll-out is Paris-based Ubiqus, whose [President] Vincent Nguyen is arguably one of the most knowledgeable industry [executives] when it comes to the nitty-gritty of how neural machine translation works and how it can be integrated into the translation supply chain.”
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A Rundown on SlatorCon Zurich 2018—Photos, Videos, Presentations

“Someone who knows all too well about the challenges of deploying machine translation in a production environment is President of language service provider (LSP) Ubiqus, Vincent Nguyen. Ubiqus… is not only investing resources into developing open source NMT, but has also spent the past year embedding the tech into its production workflows. Nguyen shared to the point that he thinks about NMT as ‘just another CAT (productivity) tool in the workflow.'”
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Ubiqus to Discuss NMT Developments at SlatorCon Zurich 2018

“Ubiqus has always explored technology, but, until 2015, speech recognition and statistical machine translation were not at the required levels to be deployed in production. Starting in 2016, neural networks changed everything and the company began to use automatic speech recognition and neural machine translation in daily operations.”
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Language Industry Jobs Index Climbs 2 Points in October 2018

“The upward swing in October was reflected across almost all of the indicators used for the LIJI… Observational data of activity across the language industry in September 2018 shows a sustained pace of M&A as… Textualis was acquired by Ubiqus…”
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Ubiqus Acquires Textualis to Grow Private Sector Business in Canada

“…The France-headquartered language service provider acquired Montreal-based Traductions Textualis, Inc… Ubiqus and Textualis will run on SDL Studio and MemoQ… Nguyen highlighted Ubiqus’ commitment to neural MT as one of the most active contributors to the open source OpenNMT project led by Harvard University and Systran.”
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Neural Machine Translation Research Output Ballooned in the First Half of 2018

“Halfway through 2018, NMT research jumped 115% compared to the same period last year by one measure… Come May, June, and July 2018, more familiar names found their ways into Arxiv research papers. The usual players like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon were of course present, as well language industry names like Systran, Ubiqus, and SDL.”
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May 2018 Marked Yet Another Record Month for Neural Machine Translation

“Neural machine translation (NMT) research continues to accelerate with May 2018 eclipsing April 2018 as the busiest month on record… For the month of May, research published on the Arxiv platform that mentioned NMT in the title or abstract reached a record 55 papers compared to April’s 44… Systran and recent NMT partner Ubiqus showed up on the list due to the submission of a paper about their joint venture with Harvard: Open NMT.”
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The Race for Open Source Neural Machine Translation

“…He also spoke about the success of OpenNMT, the open source NMT framework Systran and Harvard University built hand-in-hand, giving the audience an update on French company, Ubiqus, joining their venture… Since its launch in early 2017, OpenNMT developed into the second largest open-source NMT project with 18 major releases, 3,300 stars and 1,020 forks on GitHub, and 6 complete code refactorings.”
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The Slator 2018 Language Service Provider Index

“As the global language industry continues to evolve rapidly driven by technology and an influx of investment, Slator is launching the Slator Language Service Provider Index (Slator LSPI)… Slator LSPI participants were selected referencing their revenues and market activities for 2016 and 2017, and they represent a meaningful composite of leading vendors.”
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Ubiqus Ranks Among 2017’s Largest Language Service Providers

“…Ubiqus has continued to make significant strides in translation and interpretation over the years, spanning the development of proprietary systems, tools, and technology, investments in equipment, the acquisition of key industry players, and ongoing re-examination and improvement of protocols that ensure production quality and client satisfaction.”
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Language Industry Hires at Celer Soluciones…

“‘It’s a huge privilege for me to join an international group as prominent as Ubiqus with all the new responsibilities this entails,’ Valdés tells Slator in an email interview… ‘Ubiqus… brings expertise and work systems that will facilitate day-to-day management and the achievement of new goals,’ she shares.”
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Ubiqus, in Spanish One-Two Punch, Buys Celer and Remaining 60% of Poliglota

“The France-headquartered language service provider (LSP) announced that it has acquired Celer Soluciones and Traducciones Poliglota, two boutique Spanish LSPs… Celer is mostly oriented to the life sciences sector, giving Ubiqus a foothold in that multibillion-dollar market, while Poliglota is ‘more generalist,’ servicing law firms, the public sector, the European Union, and clients from a variety of other sectors…”
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Ubiqus U.S. Adds Latest Digi-Wave 3.0 Transceiver to Inventory

“At the pace of today’s technology, event managers and attendees need robust, real-time communication tools that are equipped with both the security of an infrared (IR) system and the flexibility of a frequency modulation (FM) system, without having to sacrifice one benefit for the other. The Digi-Wave 3.0 combines these features…”
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The Biggest Language Industry Hires of 2016

“…Ubiqus announced Anthony Cosimano was its new COO… Ubiqus had acquired RSi Communications back in 2005 when Cosimano was RSi’s Sales and Marketing Manager. The sales and production divisions in the New York, New Jersey, and California offices report to Cosimano…”
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Ubiqus is Named Among the World’s Largest Language Service Providers of 2016

“…Ubiqus ranks as the 17th top-grossing language service provider in the world for translation, localization, interpretation, and associated technologies. The company has demonstrated a continuum of growth in the language service industry, as reflected in its rise of 14 rankings from last year’s report and a rise of 20 from the year prior.”
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Who Went Where—The Week in Language Industry Hires

“Cosimano pointed out that as technology “becomes more robust,” the role of the interpreter and translator will change, but adds, “I strongly believe the human touch will not go away.” He foresees “a continuous evolution of their talents,” with the most successful interpreters and translators being those who embrace change.”
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Ubiqus U.S. Announces Appointment of Anthony Cosimano as COO

“A 20-year veteran in the events and language service industries with progressive experience in sales and production, Cosimano will oversee strategic business development and partnerships, client advocacy, operational improvement and growth, and production efficacy at Ubiqus U.S. and its translation division, LanguageWorks.”
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Ubiqus Remains a World-Leading Language Services Provider in 2015

“Ubiqus ranks as the 31st top-grossing language services provider globally for translation, localization, interpretation, and related technologies. Over the past 20 years, the company has experienced an average annual growth rate of 26.5%, which is reflected in its rise of six rankings from last year’s research report.”
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LanguageWorks Moves in with New Parent Company Ubiqus

“Ubiqus, a language, transcription, and event services provider headquartered in France, has relocated their US HQ to downtown Manhattan, New York, along with its recent acquisition, LanguageWorks. Ubiqus acquired 21-year old language services provider LanguageWorks late in 2014 and announced the finalization of the move on January 2015….”

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Ubiqus U.S. and LanguageWorks Relocate to Shared Office in Downtown Manhattan

“The two groups can now streamline improvement and service delivery efforts in multiple operational areas, while looking out for clients’ best interests from one location…”
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Ubiqus U.S. Opens New Branch in Northern New Jersey

“The new location, serving as both an office and a warehouse, is a valuable growth opportunity, enabling better management and expansion of the company’s on-hand inventories of interpretation, conference, and audience response equipment.”

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New Jersey Business: Three Tenants Lease, One Renews at 300 Lighting Way in Secaucus

“Ubiqus… leased 4,000 square feet at 300 Lighting Way. The location represents an expansion for the firm, which maintains an East Coast headquarters in Manhattan… ‘300 Lighting Way is being re-introduced as a modern building that can accommodate major corporate users as well as young companies seeking to recruit the best and brightest talent…'”

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Crain’s New York Business: Waiting to Sell Brings Rewards for These Firms

“Nationwide, almost 7,500 transactions were reported in 2014, up nearly 6% over 2013. In the New York City area, the number of deals went down a bit, to 455 in 2014 from 522 in 2013. However, those who did sell were more aggressive… Kevin Rees sold his profitable 35-employee translation-services company, Manhattan-based LanguageWorks, to France-based transcription and translation firm Ubiqus in December.”
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Common Sense Advisory: Global Watchtower

“For many companies, translation shows up as a process separate from content or product development cycles. With the VC and PEG’s growing realization of language as an enabler for global business growth, these services will increasingly be paired with mainstream business processes. Deals like this chip away at the barriers that have walled translation and localization off into a separate and sometimes obscure market.”
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New York Circle of Translators: A Look at the Interpretation Market 

“Anthony Cosimano, Managing Director of Event Services for Ubiqus’ US operations, speaks on the current market for interpretation services at the New York Circle of Translators Monthly Meeting!”
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Ubiqus Acquires Translation Company, LanguageWorks 

“The strategic combination of Ubiqus and LanguageWorks is expected to further strengthen Ubiqus’ position in several key markets in the United States through expansion of its translation and localization service offerings.”
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Ubiqus Ranks Among the World’s Leading Language Services Providers [2014]

“Ubiqus ranks as the 37th top-grossing language services provider internationally for translation, localization, interpretation, and technology associated with these services. Ubiqus is also named the 7th largest language solutions supplier in Western Europe.”
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Ubiqus U.S. Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification 

“Certification is awarded exclusively to companies who demonstrate effective and documented protocols for continuous improvement and communication with customers regarding service quality and complaint mitigation… Each individual in our operations must be wholly dedicated to the pursuit of quality.”
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