Companies news of 2008-07-01 (page 1)

  • SAIC Awarded $19 Million Contract From PNM Resources, Inc.Company to Provide Data...
  • VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: Hearing Aids Go Hi-Tech
  • Cox Enterprises Named One of the Best Places to Work in Information...
  • Dice Holdings, Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2008 Results
  • European Drive Train Integrator Selects Maxwell Technologies to Supply Ultracapacitor...
  • Informatica Sets Date to Announce Second Quarter Results
  • Geeks On Call Company-Owned Branch To Serve IT Needs of New Arkansas Market
  • En Pointe Awarded Government Contract ExtensionServices Revenue Continues to Grow
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    SAIC Awarded $19 Million Contract From PNM Resources, Inc.Company to Provide Data Outsourcing Services

    SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation today announced it has been awarded a prime contract by PNM Resources, Inc. to provide data outsourcing services. This single-award contract has a five-year base period of performance, three one year options and a total contract value of $19 million if all options are exercised. Work will be performed primarily in Albuquerque, N.M., and Little Rock, Ark.

    PNM Resources is the largest electricity and natural gas provider in New Mexico. Under the contract, SAIC will provide services including production control; data backup, recovery and incident management, operations monitoring and notification; on-call support; logistics and project, and health and safety management. SAIC will also provide systems administration, maintenance and configuration services.

    "We look forward to providing quality services that will help our customer maintain a secure, robust and optimal operating environment and to maintain the integrity of all devices, systems and connectivity in its current infrastructure," said Doug Charles, SAIC business unit general manager.

    About SAIC

    SAIC is a FORTUNE 500(R) scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy and the environment, critical infrastructure, and health. The company's approximately 44,000 employees serve customers in the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. SAIC had annual revenues of $8.9 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2008. For more information, visit SAIC: From Science to Solutions(R)

    Statements in this announcement, other than historical data and information, constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements, or industry results to be very different from the results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such forward- looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in SAIC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2008, and other such filings that SAIC makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

    Contact: Melissa Koskovich Laura Luke (703) 676-6762 (703) 676-6533


    CONTACT: Melissa Koskovich of +1-703-676-6762,, or Laura Luke, +1-703-676-6533,, both of SAIC

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    VIDEO from Medialink and Siemens: Hearing Aids Go Hi-Tech

    NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone knows that bigger doesn't always mean better. Waistlines, bills and gas prices are just a few examples. Now hearing aid manufacturers are taking this sentiment to heart, with new devices that are both discreet and hi-tech.

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    The new PURE hearing aid is designed for users who want the best in hearing technology, while staying connected to the latest electronic devices. An extra small device that boasts the latest in amplification and single processing technologies, it can handle any listening environment. With the addition of the new TEK interface, wearers can now connect wirelessly with Bluetooth enabled devices, TVs, computers and MP3 players.

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    Medialink and Siemens

    CONTACT: Medialink, New York, +1-888-560-5578,

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    Cox Enterprises Named One of the Best Places to Work in Information TechnologyComputerworld 100 Best Places to Work in IT list ranks Cox 17th

    ATLANTA, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Enterprises, Inc. announced today that the company is an employer of choice according to IDG's Computerworld. Included on the Computerworld Best Places to Work in IT list, 17th ranked Cox Enterprises was applauded for making employees' health and well-being a top priority.

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    Cox ranked particularly high for work/life balance initiatives such as flexible scheduling and telecommuting, as well as training thanks to a formal in-house mentoring program, soft-skills classes, technical skills training, management development and attendance at vendor-sponsored conferences. The company was also applauded for its 401(k) plan, company-funded pension, tuition reimbursement, adoption assistance and domestic partner benefits.

    "Cox is proud to provide an inclusive culture that not only welcomes employees, but also invests in their future and encourages them to remain at the company," said Greg Morrison, Cox Enterprises' CIO. "At Cox, we encourage employees to 'do the right thing,' and we as a company follow the same philosophy. This helps us thrive as a company and support our employees, customers and communities."

    Companies for the Best Places to Work list were required to obtain feedback from their employees. Topics covered in the survey included satisfaction with training and development programs, base salary, bonuses, health benefits and work/life balance. In addition, employees were asked to rate morale in their IT departments and the importance of various benefits. Approximately half of the total scoring system is based on employee responses, with the remaining half based on the survey of company benefits and other programs.

    "Being among the Best Places to Work in IT means crafting a blend of employee advantages that includes the potential for flexible hours, competitive pay, excellent benefits, a supportive leadership environment, opportunities for ongoing training and advancement, and ultimately, the feeling that you'd like to stay with the company a long, long time," said Scot Finnie, editor-in-chief of Computerworld.

    Additional information on the Best Places to Work in IT list is available online at eId=9099638&intsrc=hm_ts_head or in Computerworld's June 30 issue.

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    Cox Enterprises is one of the nation's leading media companies and providers of automotive services, with 2007 revenues of $15 billion and more than 83,000 employees. Major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. (cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications, advertising solutions and Travel Channel); Cox Newspapers, Inc. (newspapers, local and national direct mail advertising); Cox Television (television and television sales rep firms); Cox Radio, Inc. ([NYSE: CXR] broadcast radio stations and interactive Web sites); Manheim, Inc. (vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products) and Cox Auto Trader (automotive publications and a majority stake in

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    Dice Holdings, Inc. to Report Second Quarter 2008 Results

    NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dice Holdings, Inc. today announced it will host a conference call to discuss second quarter 2008 financial results on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Hosting the call will be Scot W. Melland, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Michael P. Durney, Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer. A press release with second quarter 2008 financial results will be issued prior to the conference call that morning.

    The conference call can be accessed live over the phone by dialing 866-543-6407 or for international callers by dialing 617-213-8898; the participant passcode is 78450773. A replay will be available two hours after the call and can be accessed by dialing 888-286-8010 or 617-801-6888 for international callers; the replay passcode is 30504690. The replay will be available until July 31, 2008. The call will also be webcast live from the Company's website at under the Investor Relations section.

    About Dice Holdings, Inc.

    Dice Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized career websites for professional communities, including technology and engineering, capital markets and financial services, accounting and finance, and security clearance. Our mission is to help our customers source and hire the most qualified professionals in select and highly skilled occupations, and to help those professionals find the best job opportunities in their respective fields and further their careers. For more than 17 years, we have built our company by providing our customers with quick and easy access to high-quality, unique professional communities and offering those communities access to highly relevant career opportunities and information. Today, we serve multiple markets in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

    CONTACT: Investors: Dice Holdings, Inc. Jennifer Bewley, 212-448-4181 Director, Investor Relations Media: ICR Inc. Rich Layne, 646-277-1219 Web site:

    Dice Holdings, Inc.

    CONTACT: Media: Rich Layne of ICR Inc., for Dice Holdings, Inc.,
    +1-646-277-1219; or Investors: Jennifer Bewley, Director, Investor Relations
    of Dice Holdings, Inc., +1-212-448-4181,

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    European Drive Train Integrator Selects Maxwell Technologies to Supply Ultracapacitor Modules for Emission-Free Electric Buses for MilanUltracapacitors Provide Efficient, Low-Maintenance, Energy Storage for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

    SAN DIEGO, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Maxwell Technologies Inc. announced today that Vossloh Kiepe GmbH, a leading producer of heavy vehicle drive systems, has selected Maxwell's 125-volt BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitor modules for braking energy recuperation and torque assist in emission-free electric buses it is producing in collaboration with Van Hool NV for the Milan, Italy, municipal transit system.

    The Vossloh-Van Hool buses for Milan are low-floor articulated vehicles equipped with ultracapacitor-based energy storage systems that absorb and store energy from recuperative braking for reuse in powering zero-emission electric motors. The basic drive system can be augmented with energy supplied via overhead lines or a 100-kilowat diesel generator set that is certified in compliance with the Euro-5 emission standard. The city of Milan recently announced that it is taking delivery of the first 15 of a total of 70 vehicles it has ordered from Vossloh Kiepe and Van Hool.

    "Incorporating supercapacitor technology in our equipment fits well into Vossloh Kiepe's company policy of providing environmentally friendly public transport solutions," said Bernd Flaskamp, Vossloh Kiepe's Executive Vice President for Commercial Services. "Using supercapacitors for energy storage to recuperate braking energy reduces energy consumption significantly and Vossloh Kiepe is proud to be a leader in the transportation industry in delivering this technology to the customer."

    David Schramm, Maxwell's president and chief executive officer, said that shipments are scheduled to begin during the current quarter on Vossloh's order for a total of 300 BOOSTCAP HTM125 heavy duty transportation modules to be delivered by the end of the year.

    "The HTM125 is the result of extensive work with Vossloh Kiepe and other leading transportation OEMs to develop a robust multi-cell module to withstand the harsh environments and extremely demanding duty cycles that are typical in heavy transportation applications," Schramm said. "The HTM125 meets transportation industry requirements for watt-hours of energy storage and watts of power delivery per kilogram, and is designed to perform reliably through one million or more deep discharge cycles, or about 15 years of operational life for most vehicles. This is the first of what we expect to be several series production orders for heavy vehicles in Europe."

    The HTM125 is encased in a rugged, splash-proof, IP 65-compliant, aluminum chassis, weighs less than 60kg and measures 315x425x744mm. Integrated monitoring capabilities and a highly efficient cooling configuration enable it to sustain continuous current of up to 150 amps with minimal temperature increase in high-temperature environments. Up to 12 125-volt modules may be linked in series to deliver a total of as much as 1,500 volts. Maxwell also offers a complete line of standard 15- to 75-volt multi-cell modules. The HTM125 data sheet is available at Maxwell's website:

    About Vossloh Kiepe: Vossloh Kiepe develops and produces key innovative electrical components and systems for road and rail public transport services. From Athens to Vancouver, from Bremen to Geneva, and from Philadelphia to Gdansk, you'll find trams and trolley buses operating with state-of-the-art technology from Vossloh Kiepe. With its electric braking system with recuperation and storage of braking energy, a minimum of energy consumption and emissions and the Kiepe double-axle drive, the Vossloh Kiepe hybrid bus technology represents the highest level of environmental friendly bus transport technology.

    About Maxwell: Maxwell Technologies is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative, cost-effective energy storage and power delivery solutions. Our BOOSTCAP(R) ultracapacitor cells and multi-cell modules provide safe and reliable power solutions for applications in consumer and industrial electronics, transportation and telecommunications. Our CONDIS(R) high-voltage grading and coupling capacitors help to ensure the safety and reliability of electric utility infrastructure and other applications involving transport, distribution and measurement of high-voltage electrical energy. Our radiation-mitigated microelectronic products include power modules, memory modules and single board computers that incorporate powerful commercial silicon for superior performance and high reliability in aerospace applications. For more information, please visit

    Forward-Looking Statements: Statements in this news release that are "forward-looking statements" are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially because of factors such as:

    -- development and acceptance of products based on new technologies;

    -- demand for original equipment manufacturers' products reaching anticipated levels;

    -- general economic conditions in the markets served by the company's products;

    -- cost-effective manufacturing of new products; -- the impact of competitive products and pricing;

    -- risks and uncertainties involved in foreign operations, including the impact of currency fluctuations;

    -- product liability or warranty claims in excess of our reserves.

    For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Maxwell's business, please refer to the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and "Risk Factors" sections of Maxwell's SEC filings, including, but not limited to, our annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained by contacting our investor relations department at (858) 503-3300 or at our investor relations website at .

    All information in this release is as of July 1, 2008. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statement to conform the statement to actual results or changes in the company's expectations.

    Maxwell Technologies Inc.

    CONTACT: Michael Sund of Maxwell Technologies Inc., +1-858-503-3233,

    Web site:

    Informatica Sets Date to Announce Second Quarter Results

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Informatica Corporation , the leading independent provider of data integration software, today announced it will release its second quarter results on July 17, 2008 at 4:00 p.m. EDT. The company will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. EDT to discuss the results. The call will be hosted by Sohaib Abbasi, chairman and CEO, and Earl Fry, executive vice president and CFO, and can be accessed on the company's Web site at

    About Informatica

    Informatica Corporation is the leading independent provider of enterprise data integration software and services. With Informatica, organizations can gain greater business value by integrating all their information assets from across the enterprise. More than 3,200 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data integration needs of any complexity and scale. For more information, call +1 650 385 5000 (+1 800 653 9871 in the U.S.), or visit

    Note: Informatica is a registered trademark of Informatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

    Informatica Corporation

    CONTACT: Deborah Wiltshire, Public Relations, +1-650-862-5360,, or Stephanie Wakefield, Investor Relations,
    +1-650-385-5261,, both of Informatica

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    Geeks On Call Company-Owned Branch To Serve IT Needs of New Arkansas Market

    NORFOLK, Va., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: GOCH) , a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers through its trade name Geeks On Call, announced today the opening of a Corporate branch office in Arkansas, serving Benton county.

    The Arkansas branch will be the fourth Company-owned location established, beginning with the Phoenix office in March of this year. Company-owned territories are not only a way of building out the national footprint; they are also areas where sales and marketing techniques can be tested for future use in franchise locations. Owning Corporate branches in a territory creates market research possibilities for Geeks On Call and will provide measurable results, allowing for a standardization not possible with locations owned by franchise partners. The branch will be staffed by the same level of industry-certified, trained and screened IT professionals as are employed at all Geeks On Call franchises.

    Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Rich Artese said, "The Arkansas market is key to our strategic expansion plan in that it allows us to strengthen our presence in the South Central United States. We look forward to seeing what new possibilities open up there."

    About Geeks On Call

    Geeks On Call is a wholly owned subsidiary of Geeks On Call Holdings, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: GOCH) , a premier national provider of professional IT solutions to small business and residential customers through its franchise partner and corporate-owned locations. Founded in 1999, the company helped pioneer the on-site residential IT service concept. Since then, small businesses and residential customers across the nation have trusted Geeks On Call's certified IT professionals to provide computer privacy and security solutions, hardware and network installations, troubleshooting, repairs, upgrades and consulting. The company began franchising in 2001 and has granted over 250 franchises with new franchise and corporate locations opening regularly. All franchises are independently owned and operated. For more information about the company, including franchise opportunities, call 1-800-905-GEEK or visit Send an email of inquiry to learn more about Geeks On Call's Endorsed Vendor Program.

    Forward-looking Statements

    "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains or may contain forward-looking statements such as statements regarding the Company's growth and profitability, growth strategy, liquidity and access to public markets, operating expense reduction, and trends in the industry in which the Company operates. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changes in risks, uncertainties or assumptions underlying or affecting such statements, or for prospective events that may have a retroactive effect.

    Contacts: Investor Relations Gerard Adams President Wall Street Grand LLC (888) 925-8247 Jennifer Allesandro Geeks On Call I/R (757) 531-7410 Media Relations Shana Keith Porter Novelli 404-995-4557

    Geeks On Call

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, Gerard Adams, President of Wall Street
    Grand LLC, +1-888-925-8247,; Jennifer Allesandro of
    Geeks On Call I-R, +1-757-531-7410,; or
    Media Relations, Shana Keith of Porter Novelli, +1-404-995-4557,, for Geeks On Call

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    En Pointe Awarded Government Contract ExtensionServices Revenue Continues to Grow

    LOS ANGELES, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- En Pointe Technologies, Inc., , announced today that En Pointe was awarded a six months multi-million dollar contract extension with a western region governmental entity. The contract covers hardware procurement, software licensing and various professional and managed services. En Pointe's service projects for this customer have included implementation of strategic Microsoft networking technologies, Cisco switching, Citrix assessments and upgrades, IBM and HP data center refreshes, and maintenance contracts.

    En Pointe's Consulting Services include gigabit routing and switching upgrades, Microsoft SMS & HP OpenView deployments, help desk consulting, desktop upgrades and operations support.

    "We are very pleased to have customers that rely on us for technology products as well as I.T. services. Customers that do take advantage of our comprehensive set of offerings benefit from a single source that brings more value to the overall I.T. lifecycle management process," explained Bob Din, CEO of En Pointe, "This contract extension ensures that there is no interruption of service for our customer."

    About En Pointe Technologies, Inc.

    En Pointe Technologies, Inc. provides the information technology marketplace, including midmarket and enterprise accounts, government agencies, and educational institutions nationwide, with computer hardware, software, information security, and managed and professional services. En Pointe has the flexibility to customize information technology services to fulfill the unique needs of each of its customers. En Pointe employs SAP, Clarify(TM), and AccessPointe(TM) (an e-procurement application), proven and dependable software applications, to support its broad customer base.

    Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Los Angeles County, En Pointe maintains an ISO 9001:2000 certified configuration center in San Bernardino County, California and is well represented in leading national markets throughout the United States. En Pointe has the experience and the technology to help organizations simplify the management of their information technology infrastructure.

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    This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In addition, from time to time, En Pointe Technologies, or its representatives, have made or may make forward- looking statements, orally or in writing. The words "estimate," "project," "potential," "intended," "expect," "anticipate," "believe" and similar expressions or words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements may be included in, but are not limited to, various filings made by En Pointe with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases or oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer of the Company. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements as a result of a wide variety of factors and conditions. Reference is hereby made to En Pointe's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2007 for information regarding those factors and conditions. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management's projections, estimates and expectations include, but are not limited to: changing economic influences in the industry; dependence on key personnel; actions of manufacturers and suppliers; and availability of adequate financing. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date of this press release. En Pointe undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    All trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

    For additional information regarding investor matters, please contact: Javed Latif Chief Financial Officer and Sr. Vice President, Operations En Pointe Technologies, Inc. Phone: (310) 337-5212 Fax: (310) 258-2324

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    CONTACT: Javed Latif, Chief Financial Officer and Sr. Vice President,
    Operations, of En Pointe Technologies, Inc., +1-310-337-5212, Fax,

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    WorldHeart Receives Non-Compliance Letter From NASDAQ Stock MarketWorldHeart Announces Resignation of Chief Financial Officer

    OAKLAND, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- World Heart Corporation ("WorldHeart" or the "Corporation") announced today that, on June 25, 2008, WorldHeart received a notice from the NASDAQ Stock Market stating that the Corporation does not comply with Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(7)(A) (the "Rule"). This rule requires the Corporation to maintain a minimum market value of publicly held shares ("MVPHS") of $1,000,000. Therefore, in accordance with Marketplace Rule 4310(c)(8)(B), the Corporation will be provided 90 calendar days, or until September 23, 2008, to regain compliance. If, at any time before September 23, 2008, the MVPHS of the Corporation's common shares are $1,000,000 or more for a minimum of 10 consecutive trading days, Staff will provide a written notification that the Corporation complies with the Rule. If compliance with this Rule cannot be demonstrated by September 23, 2008, Staff will provide a written notification that the Company's securities will be delisted. At that time, the Corporation may appeal Staff's determination to a Listing Qualifications Panel.

    Separately, effective July 1, 2008, WorldHeart announced that David Pellone has resigned as an employee of the Corporation, but will continue as a consultant to the Corporation until approximately September 30, 2008. As approved by WorldHeart's Board of Directors, Mr. Pellone will be acting Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer during his time as a consultant. The Corporation will commence the process to find a new Chief Financial Officer to allow for a smooth transition. The WorldHeart Board and Jal S. Jassawalla, WorldHeart's President and Chief Executive Officer, thank David for his service, especially his dedication during the recapitalization efforts recently announced. "We appreciate David's contributions and look forward to continuing to work with him during this transition period," said Mr. Jassawalla.

    About World Heart Corporation

    WorldHeart is a developer of mechanical circulatory support systems with broad-based next-generation technologies. The Company is headquartered in Oakland, California, USA with additional facilities in Salt Lake City, Utah and Herkenbosch, The Netherlands. WorldHeart's registered office is Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

    Any forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and include any statements regarding the Corporation's expectations with respect to submitting a specific plan to achieve and sustain compliance with The NASDAQ Capital Market listing requirements and the Corporation's ability to maintain its NASDAQ listing if the plan is not accepted by NASDAQ, as well as other statements that can be identified by the use of forward-looking language, such as "believes," "feels," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "seeks," "plans," "anticipates," or "intends" or the negative of those terms, or by discussions of strategy or intentions. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties, including without limitation: the Corporation's immediate need for additional capital, risks in product development and market acceptance of and demand for the Company's products; possible delisting from the NASDAQ Stock Market if compliance with the listing standards, including the minimum Stockholders' Equity Standard is not regained; and other risks detailed in the Corporation's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation its Annual Report on Form 10-KSB for the year ended December 31, 2007.


    World Heart Corporation

    CONTACT: Mr. David Pellone, +1-510-563-4775, or Ms. Peggy Allman,
    +1-510-563-4721, both of World Heart Corporation

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    Optelecom-NKF Creates European Holding Company; Pays Off Line of Credit; Extends Financing Term on Bank Loan

    GERMANTOWN, Md., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optelecom-NKF, Inc. today announced it has reorganized its international legal structure, fully paid off its outstanding line of credit and extended the term of its bank loan.

    The Company created a new European holding company structure in the Netherlands, Optelecom-NKF Holding B.V., which provides a more flexible corporate structure for future growth. The new entity holds all of the Company's international subsidiaries and will facilitate enhanced management of international operations and improvements in cash management and income tax planning. Based on cash held, as reported at March 31, 2008 of $8.1 million at its international subsidiaries, the Company expects this new structure to result in a total tax savings in excess of $2.0 million going forward as that cash is transferred to the U.S.

    Optelecom-NKF fully paid off its bank line of credit immediately upon implementing the new legal structure. This payment reduced the Company's outstanding debt by approximately 10%, providing significant savings on interest expense.

    The Company also announced that its bank agreed to extend the due date on an existing $4.2 million term loan from March 2009 through September 2009 with an opportunity for an additional extension through March 2011 if certain criteria are met by the Company. The balance and interest rate on the term debt remain unchanged however the debt will now be included in the European Holding Company in place of the U.S. legal entity.

    The Company expects the restructuring to result in a significant reduction in its U.S. net operating loss carryforwards, which will be replaced by a nearly equivalent amount of foreign tax credits in the United States. A nonrecurring, positive net impact to income tax, in the amount of approximately $130 thousand, is expected to result for the second quarter of 2008. The non-recurring one-time cost of the restructuring and refinancing for the domestic and global entities is estimated at $350,000 which will be expensed in the second quarter.

    "The formation of our new European based holding company allows us to manage our capital resources internationally in a more tax efficient manner," said Steve Tamburo, Optelecom-NKF's CFO. "Our renewed and updated credit facility should help us increase cash flow in our U.S. operations as it more appropriately allocates interest expense and lending costs across all of our global operations."

    About Optelecom-NKF

    Optelecom-NKF, Inc. , is a global supplier of advanced video surveillance solutions, including IP cameras, video servers/codecs, network video recorders, fiber transmission equipment, video management and video analytics software. We deliver complete solutions for traffic monitoring and security of airports, seaports, casinos, prisons, utilities, public transit, city centers, hospitals, and corporate campuses.

    Founded in 1972, Optelecom-NKF is committed to providing its customers with expert technical advice and support in addition to products that are developed and tested for professional and mission critical applications. All Optelecom-NKF IP surveillance solutions are marketed under the Siqura(R) name.

    The Optelecom-NKF corporate headquarters is in Germantown, Maryland, USA, with European corporate offices in Gouda, the Netherlands, and sales offices or support covering Latin America, France, Spain, the UK, Germany, Italy, Dubai, and Singapore.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    The statements contained in this release, which are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among others: the ability of Optelecom-NKF to successfully operate its global business; the ability of the Company to develop and market network video products and solutions for the traffic monitoring, transportation security, commercial and industrial and government markets; lack of reliable vendors, service providers, and outside products; unforeseen changes in competing technologies and products; worldwide economic variances; poor or delayed research and development results; disparities between forecast and realized sales results; effective tax rates, deferred tax assets and timing and amounts of tax payments; and the results of any audit or appeal process with the Internal Revenue Service. Other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially are included but are not limited to those listed in Optelecom-NKF's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Optelecom-NKF does not assume any obligation to update information concerning its expectations.

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    Comcast Collects More Than 70,000 Pounds of E-Waste at Denver 'Screen to Green' TV Recycling Event- More than 500 people participated in community e-waste recycling event to keep hazardous electronic waste from local landfills and contribute to a greener Denver -- Supporting sponsors Planet Green and City and County of Denver and e-waste recyclers GRX and Waste Management contributed to event's success -

    DENVER, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With car trunks packed and truck beds full, Denver-area residents came from near and far to responsibly recycle their unused TVs, computer monitors and other e-waste at Comcast Colorado's 'Screen to Green' Recycling Rally held June 28 in downtown Denver on the Auraria Campus. More than 70,000 pounds of e-waste including nearly 1,000 screens and computer monitors were collected at the event in just four hours.


    Denver-area residents were able to easily drop-off their unused electronics for a reduced rate at the event where e-waste recyclers Guaranteed Recycling Xperts (GRX) and Waste Management collected the e-waste and prepared it to be responsibly recycled. On average, each participant recycled about two screens per vehicle. In addition to recycling, participants received a mini-education on electronics recycling through the event's 'e-Waste Education Alley' that was staffed by volunteers armed with knowledge and facts about electronics recycling.

    Participants learned that electronic waste, including TVs, if improperly disposed could become toxic waste. Electronics are full of toxic materials such as lead, mercury and beryllium and other elements that if not responsibly managed, could be harmful to people and the environment. Also, each TV or computer monitor may contain up to eight pounds of lead. When televisions and other e-waste are discarded and crushed in landfills, they may leach chemicals into groundwater and pollute the air. The Screen to Green Recycling Rally provided residents with the opportunity to responsibly recycle their electronics and keep them out of local landfills.

    "Every TV, computer screen and unused electronic item that is kept from a landfill is a positive step towards protecting our local environment," said Scott Binder, senior vice president of Comcast Colorado. "As a leading provider in entertainment, information and communications services, we know that our reach and relationships can be employed to educate and engage consumers on this important issue. As consumers choose new technology to harness the power of high-definition television and other advanced services, it is important for consumers to know they should responsibly recycle their old technology as they embrace the new."

    "The success of our Denver Screen to Green event exemplifies the tangible impact we can make on the environment when consumers, public and private entities unite for a common goal," said Michael Hancock, Denver City Council president. "Our primary objective is to educate consumers about the safe reuse and recycling of electronics and to keep obsolete and potentially hazardous electronics from our local landfills. We're pleased to have participated in Screen to Green in connection with Comcast, Planet Green and our e-waste recyclers Waste Management and GRX in creating a greener and cleaner Denver."

    In addition to keeping electronics out of landfills to protect the environment, recycling has additional benefits. For example, valuable resources such as precious metals, plastics and glass can be extracted and reused. According to the U.S. EPA, reusing and recycling these materials from end-of-life electronics conserves natural resources and avoids air and water pollution as well as green house gases that are emitted by the manufacturing of new products.

    "Every TV that is kept out of a landfill is triumph for the environment," said Lori McFarling, divisional marketing officer, Domestic Distribution and Enterprises, Discovery Communications -- the parent company of Planet Green. "One of the goals of Discovery's new Planet Green initiative is to encourage people to make more environmentally conscious decisions, and Screen to Green provides a great opportunity for consumers to contribute their part to protecting the planet."

    For those residents who were unable to drop off their electronics at the Screen to Green event, there are additional ways that consumers can responsibly recycle their electronics. Consumers may drop off their TVs, computer monitors and other unused electronics at approved local e-waste recycling facilities. The City and County of Denver maintains a list of approved recyclers at Residents may also call '311' for more information. It is important to note that residents should not place their obsolete electronics in City trash containers or alleyways.

    About Comcast Corporation

    Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA; CMCSK) ( is the nation's leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services. With 24.7 million cable customers, 14.1 million high-speed Internet customers, and 5.2 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content. In Colorado, Comcast serves more than 815,000 customers and employs approximately 4,500 people.

    Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, ten regional Comcast SportsNets and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet business. Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia.

    About Screen to Green

    Screen to Green (S2G) is an innovative recycling and education initiative developed for the cable television community to engage consumers in a responsible recycling solution for unused televisions to better the environment. Televisions that are tossed into landfills pose a major threat to people and the environment as they contain significant amounts of toxic materials. Screen to Green provides a comprehensive program to partner cable companies and consumers to safely recycle TVs and repurpose their parts. Developed in 2007 by October Strategies, Inc., a Denver-based strategic communications firm, Screen to Green is dedicated to the highest standards of responsible recycling and bettering the communities where cable conducts business. For more information, please visit

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    'Without a Trace' Star Eric Close and Author Peter Reynolds Showcase's Free Educational Resources for Teachers at National Educational Computing ConferenceClose and Reynolds, Both Champions, Teamed Up to Lead an Interactive Session With 300 Teachers to Highlight How Technology Can Impact Education

    SAN ANTONIO, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Television star Eric Close teamed with acclaimed author, illustrator and educator Peter H. Reynolds here Tuesday (July 1) to lead an interactive investigation to demonstrate how technology, such as, can impact learning and excite children about education.

    Using the skills employed by his television persona, FBI agent Martin Fitzgerald on the hit show "Without a Trace," Close asked an audience of 300 teachers a series of questions to help uncover online resources that would assist students in developing 21st century skills such as creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking.

    "As a father of two daughters, I see how they are drawn to and quickly master technology," said Close. "Technology, such as, gives teachers quick, easy access to tremendous resources that will keep their students interested, and it's all free."

    The session was one of several Verizon Foundation events at the National Educational and Computing Conference designed to showcase the free resources available to students, teachers and parents at is the Verizon Foundation's comprehensive online portal to more than 55,000 educational and literacy resources for teachers, parents and students. Resources include standards-based, grade-specific, K-12 lesson plans and engaging interactive activities provided in partnership with many of the nation's leading educational and literacy organizations.

    "Every day, teachers spend hours developing lesson plans to help pique the interest of their students while developing the skills needed for the workforce of tomorrow," said Patrick Gaston, Verizon Foundation president. "Through, teachers can quickly find compelling, engaging, interactive material, while also simplifying classroom preparation time." offers elementary through high school teachers resources across eight academic disciplines, from science to English to mathematics, to improve student achievement.

    "My mission is to inspire creativity and self-expression -- and so I'm continually exploring new ways to invite young people to the literacy party," said Reynolds, award-winning author of children's books such as "The Dot," and "Ish." "Technology has opened exciting new doors for classrooms to produce digital film makers, animators, staff writers, and publishers -- preparing them to be the next-generation of technically literate citizens and employees, he said."

    Since the launch of in March 2007, the Verizon Foundation has committed more than $32 million nationally to update and expand and provide training to teachers.

    In addition to providing standards-based resources from the nation's leading educational and literacy organizations, also offers a comprehensive professional development program that allows teachers to sign up for free online or face-to-face training to learn how to make the most of tools.

    Content for is provided through a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and 11 of the nation's leading organizations in the fields of education and literacy: the American Association for the Advancement of Science, International Reading Association, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Center for Family Literacy, National Council on Economic Education, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National Geographic Society, ProLiteracy Worldwide and the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

    The Verizon Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Verizon Communications, supports the advancement of literacy and K-12 education through its signature program,, and fosters awareness and prevention of domestic violence. In 2007, the foundation awarded more than $67.4 million in grants to nonprofit agencies in the United States and abroad. The foundation also matched the charitable donations of Verizon employees and retirees, resulting in $25.1 million in combined contributions. Through Verizon Volunteers, one of the nation's largest employee volunteer programs, Verizon employees and retirees have volunteered more than 3 million hours of community service since Verizon's inception in 2000. For more information on the foundation, visit

    About Verizon Communications

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 67 million customers nationwide. Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employed a diverse workforce of approximately 232,000 as of the end of the first quarter 2008 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion. For more information, visit

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    SAP Surpasses Milestone in Product Strategy as 10,000 Customers Run Latest ERP ReleaseIndustry-First Enhancement Package Model Drives Massive Adoption of SAP(R) ERP 6.0; Leading Analyst Firm Ranks SAP the Worldwide ERP Market Share Leader

    WALLDORF, Germany, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG today announced a historic landmark in its product release strategy: The latest release of its market-leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) application, SAP(R) ERP, has been selected or installed by more than 10,000 customers, including Bank of America, Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem, and Kraft Foods. In addition, independent analyst firm Gartner Inc. recently ranked SAP as the 2007 Market Share leader in the ERP category with a market share of 27.5 percent, surpassing the second-ranked vendor who was ranked at 13.9 percent.(1)


    As SAP ERP continues to gain industry-wide momentum, it has also become the No. 1 topic of interest for the Americas' SAP Users' Group (ASUG), according to Chris Crone, director of Business Technology, Pentair Corporation and member of the ASUG Board of Directors.

    "To keep pace with this demand, we created the ASUG SAP ERP Upgrades Program in 2007," said Crone. "Robust attendance at our face-to-face symposiums and Webcasts, in addition to the high volume of traffic on our online Upgrades Information Center, is proof that SAP ERP 6.0 is the IT enabler of choice for companies seeking to gain a competitive edge."

    Available since June 2006, SAP ERP 6.0 is the fastest adopted ERP release in SAP history and is the first step in enabling customers to take full advantage of the entire SAP(R) Business Suite family of business applications. The 10,000-customer milestone comes in the wake of general availability of the software's third enhancement package (see February 25, 2008 press release, titled "SAP Continues 'Innovation Without Disruption' with Release of Third ERP Enhancement Package"), a unique model in the software sector that enables customers to continuously add on new software features at no additional charge and without having to undergo complete upgrades.

    "SAP has made a considerable investment in simplifying the upgrade process," wrote Ray Wang, principal analyst, Forrester Research, in the May 2008 report titled "Enhancement Packages Improve SAP Upgrade Value." "New functionality, progression to service-oriented architecture and enhancement packages provide significant incentives to upgrade to SAP ERP 6.0."

    Now available to SAP ERP 6.0 customers, the third enhancement package delivers 150 new business functions that include 400 new capabilities, 183 industry enhancements, 45 enterprise service bundles and 556 individual enterprise services-the essential building blocks of software applications that can be reused and combined to compose new business processes. Key business functions include new capabilities in the areas of general ledger, hedge management support, recruiting and unit maintenance for defense.

    Since the release of SAP ERP in 2006, SAP has delivered more than 600 new capabilities and 97 enterprise service bundles to customers. Built upon the SAP NetWeaver(R) technology platform, SAP ERP enables customers to take advantage of an enterprise service-oriented architecture (enterprise SOA) strategy. SAP NetWeaver coupled with leading end-to-end business processes from SAP provide a consolidated IT landscape, outfitted with the best tools to enable innovation and ultimately lead to differentiation and a competitive edge for businesses.

    "The industry-at-large continues to express their appreciation for the flexibility that SAP ERP 6.0 offers and the simplicity of enhancement packages," said Jim Hagemann Snabe, member of the Executive Board, SAP AG. "By providing an innovative business process platform and flexible product release strategy, we continue to empower our customers to evolve in the face of challenging market conditions, modernize their operations and business models, and drive top- and bottom-line growth."

    About SAP

    SAP is the world's leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 47,800 customers (excludes customers from the acquisition of Business Objects) in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol "SAP." (For more information, visit

    About SAP(R) ERP and SAP(R) Enhancement Packages for SAP ERP

    Adoption of SAP ERP 6.0, together with enterprise SOA and the SAP NetWeaver(R) technology platform, provides a stable business process platform while delivering continuous innovation to customers through enhancement packages. Approximately 10,000 customers have already installed SAP ERP 6.0. More than 6,300 live customers in diverse industries around the world are currently gaining significant business value by leveraging SAP ERP to increase their business agility and gain faster access to new functionality. Comprehensive services, tools and content from SAP help customers to understand the benefits of an upgrade and facilitate a low-risk, smooth and rapid transition.

    Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should" and "will" and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

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    (*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications.

    (1) Source: Gartner Inc., "Market Share: ERP Software, Worldwide, 2007;" Chris Pang, Chad Eschinger, Yanna Dharmasthira and Koji Motoyoshi; June 2008.

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    KEMET Receives TTI North America's 2007 Supplier Excellence AwardMarks 13th Consecutive Year of Receiving this Award

    GREENVILLE, S.C., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KEMET Corporation is proud to announce that it has been awarded TTI's Supplier Excellence Award for North America at the Platinum level. This coveted award represents the highest recognition possible of a supplier's performance within TTI. Reaching the platinum level is a very special accomplishment, as it requires receiving the award for at least five consecutive years. KEMET has actually received the award for 13 consecutive years.

    "We are very proud to once again receive this award and to be recognized by TTI as one of their most trusted and valued supplier partners," said KEMET Chief Executive Officer Per-Olof Loof. "Being the only TTI supplier who has earned this recognition each year since the program began in 1995 is particularly gratifying. At KEMET, we have always and will continue to put our focus on ensuring customer satisfaction. To us, that is priority number one!"

    "Achievement of this award not only represents the dedication of all KEMET Electronics employees to TTI," said Melanie M. Pizzey, Vice President-Global Product Operations, TTI, Inc., "but also management's commitment and overall operating philosophy for excellence by allocation of resources allowing employees the opportunity to do the right thing in order to ensure customer satisfaction."

    About TTI

    Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, TTI, Inc. is the largest distributor specialist of passive, interconnect and electromechanical components. TTI is the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer electronic manufacturers worldwide. TTI's extensive product line includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers, magnetic circuit protection components, wire and cable, identification products, application tools, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry's leader in service and quality and provides a broad array of supply chain services to its customer base. TTI employs 1,700 with more than 50 locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia. TTI is a Berkshire Hathaway Company. For more information about TTI visit .

    About KEMET:

    KEMET Corporation applies world-class service and quality to deliver industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world. KEMET offers the world's most complete line of surface- mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. KEMET's common stock is listed on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KEM. Additional information can be found at .

    Contact: Dean W. Dimke Director of Corporate and Marketing Communication 954-766-2806

    KEMET Corporation

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    starMedia Launches New Comprehensive Finance Channel

    MIAMI, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The global Spanish-language Portal, starMedia, announced today the launch of starMedia Finanzas ( ), a new channel service dedicated to providing the most current and comprehensive international financial summary. The channel is the second of three newly featured services which starMedia previously announced it would launch in 2008.

    "This year, we're presenting the next generation of starMedia content; we want to continually provide our users with an enhanced and practical online experience that's totally relevant to the demands of their busy schedules," noted COO Juan Jose Nunez. "starMedia Finanzas was conceived to better deliver vital global financial information, packaged and presented to empower our audience with the most up-to-the-minute details about the world's key financial markets; we consider this to be especially critical in these times of international economic volatility."

    starMedia Finanzas has been tailored to meet the specific needs of professionals as well as investors -- also a key demographic audience for advertisers. The new channel presents some of the most comprehensive coverage of the US Stock Market, focusing on Dow Jones 30 and NASDAQ 100 indexes as well as the Mexican, Argentine, Brazilian and leading European Stock Markets. The channel's Home Page Market Ticker provides continually updated information about Euro to Dollar conversion rates, Mexico's IPC and Sweet Crude pricing. Other principal channel areas report on issues relating to the economy, personal finance and mortgages -- rates, a monthly calculator, real estate -- and also features a community bulletin board, where users may post and share pertinent information and tips.

    "We're confident starMedia Finanzas will quickly become a Portal favorite; it's a very timely resource for our users as well as advertisers. Beyond providing key financial data and information, the channel will also give users instant access to numerous first-rate financial products and services, which our advertisers facilitate; over the next few months we will continue to augment the service," said Nunez.

    About is a free-to-web global service connecting more than 24 million Spanish-speakers through the Internet as well as providing them with the most relevant and extensive information and services. starMedia has local operations in Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Spain and throughout the United States (Los Angeles, Miami and New York); and, is wholly owned by Orange ( ), a subsidiary of the France Telecom Group .

    CONTACT: Enrique Carrillo, starMedia, +1-305-532-8877,

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    Bullet-Proof Reliability of DLP(R) Chip Enables Texas Instruments to Support Projector Customers by Offering a 5 Year DLP Chip WarrantyBenQ, InFocus, Optoma, Toshiba, ViewSonic and Vivitek first to express interest in offering longest projector technology warranty without hour usage limitations

    DALLAS, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DLP(R) Products from Texas Instruments (TI) today announced support for its customers with a 5 year DLP chip warranty for existing chips to be integrated into DLP 1-chip projectors for education, business, and home theater. Each manufacturer will individually provide details regarding their warranty programs, taking into consideration this new 5 year extension. DLP's new warranty marks the longest available projector technology warranty in the industry that doesn't include hours of usage restrictions, such as the limited number of hours covered by the warranties of projectors powered by other technologies.

    DLP projector manufacturers have expressed interest about the opportunity to extend the DLP 1-chip warranty to their customers in the education, business, and home theater segments, including companies like BenQ, InFocus, Optoma, Toshiba, ViewSonic and Vivitek.

    "We are proud to be collaborating with our customers to help them take projectors to market that will offer some of the industry's best warranties for users," said Roger Carver, Manager of core products for TI's DLP Front Projection Business Unit. "The stability of the DLP chip helps drive innovation for manufacturers and lowers total cost of ownership for end users."

    Since 2004, DLP Products has been extending projection manufactures a 36 month (3 year) warranty program on the DLP chip. Many of the manufacturer warranties on DLP based projectors today range from 3 to 5 years already.

    DLP's 5 year chip warranty serves as a promise to buyers to purchase with confidence. This guarantee shortly follows the recent news from DLP products regarding ongoing leadership in projector reliability. Consumers experience extremely low maintenance requirements when they pick DLP projectors because, unlike the competition, most DLP projectors do not require filters, are not prone to burn-in of images and are virtually free from color degradation over time.

    The DLP front projection chip is based on the same technology that powers the largest and brightest projectors found in movie theatres, which run in far more demanding usage situations than any school or business.

    About Texas Instruments DLP Products:

    DLP display technology from Texas Instruments offers clarity down to the most minute detail, delivering pictures rich with color, contrast and brightness to large-screen HDTVs and projectors for business, home, professional venue and digital cinema (DLP Cinema(R)). 50 of the world's top projection and display manufacturers design, manufacture and market products based on DLP technology. DLP is the only HDTV technology built from a foundation in the digital cinema where it set the industry standard demonstrated by the deployment of DLP Cinema technology in over 6,500 theatres worldwide. At the heart of every DLP chip is an array of up to 2.2 million microscopic mirrors which switch incredibly fast to create a high resolution, highly reliable, full color image. DLP technology's chip architecture and inherent speed advantage provides razor-sharp images and excellent reproduction of fast motion video. Since early 1996, more than 16 million DLP subsystems have been shipped. For more information, please visit

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    Texas Instruments helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries. For more information, DLP and DLP Cinema are registered trademarks of Texas Instruments.

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    Number 1 in Middleware: Oracle(R) Unveils BEA's Role in Product Strategy for Next-Generation MiddlewareWebcast Provides Insight into Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware Strategy and Integration of BEA Products

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- -- In a live webcast attended by partners and customers from around the world, Oracle President Charles Phillips and Oracle Fusion Middleware Senior Vice President Thomas Kurian outlined Oracle's middleware strategy, which combines the best products from BEA and Oracle(R) Fusion Middleware and provides continuity and investment protection for both customer bases.

    -- Oracle is #1 in middleware. Oracle's open, standards-based offerings make it the leader in modern middleware.

    -- Oracle plans to deliver increased functionality and capabilities across its broadened portfolio of products.

    -- The company unveiled plans for the strategic BEA and Oracle Fusion Middleware products -- including plans for Application Server (, Tuxedo (, BPM (, WebCenter (, SOA (, and Development Tools ( (For more information and a complete product list please visit:

    -- Oracle also plans to preserve and expand the partner ecosystem -- including System Integrators, Independent Software Vendors, Value-Added Distributors and Value-Added Resellers -- to help ease the deployment of Oracle Fusion Middleware.

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    -- "Oracle is number one in middleware," said Oracle President Charles Philips. "The addition of BEA products to the Oracle Fusion Middleware Suite will accelerate innovation in our product offerings, and help our customers strategically implement middleware to more easily build, deploy, and manage applications in a secure environment."

    -- "As a market leader in SOA implementation, Accenture has had extensive experience and success with both the Oracle and BEA middleware products. By combining leading products and technologies, Oracle has created an Oracle Fusion Middleware road map that is consistent with Accenture's assessment of how a converged product set would best benefit our clients. What's more, the convergence of the two products will increase the momentum of the solutions we develop at the Accenture Innovation Centers for Oracle, and provide a strong SOA platform for our clients," said Paul Daugherty, Accenture's chief technology architect.

    -- "The integration of the Oracle Fusion Middleware stack and the BEA product family combined with Oracle's standards-based platform offers the potential of a compelling foundation for building solutions to fit the complex and varied collaborations between people, software and machines in today's hospital and healthcare environments," said Rhett Alden, Senior Architect, GE Healthcare IT.

    -- "Adopting SOA is a way to improve business performance. The combined Oracle & BEA middleware product direction provides greater opportunity to execute an effective SOA strategy and deployment that can help lower costs, increase agility and mitigate risks. HP will continue to leverage our consulting expertise in both Oracle and BEA products to help our joint customers accelerate SOA adoption and drive increased business value," said John McCain, senior vice president and general manager, Consulting and Integration, HP.

    About Oracle Fusion Middleware

    Oracle Fusion Middleware is a comprehensive, pre-integrated and hot-pluggable product line used by more than 65,000 customers worldwide in every industry. The comprehensive, standards-based family of middleware infrastructure products -- ranging from the #1 Java application server to leading Enterprise 2.0 portals and content management products -- provides companies and the public sector with the technology solutions they need when they need them. Oracle Fusion Middleware products are pre-integrated with one another and with Oracle Database and Applications products to enable a lower cost of ownership. Unique hot-pluggable capabilities allow customers to extend existing investments in heterogeneous IT environments. Oracle Fusion Middleware is supported by an ecosystem of more than 11,000 independent software vendors, value-added resellers and system integrators. For additional information visit:

    Supporting Resources Related News Releases -- Oracle Completes Acquisition of BEA Systems -- Oracle to Acquire BEA Systems Oracle Expert Blogs -- David Chappell -- Justin Kestelyn -- Roger Sullivan Podcasts, Webcasts, Datasheets and Product Brochures -- July 1 Webcast Replay -- Please visit for datasheets, product brochures and a complete list of podcasts, including: What's Happening to My Product; WebCenter and Portal Convergence; WebCenter Services -- E2.0 for Existing Portals; SOA Suite Combination; SOA Governance Strategy; Tuxedo Strategy; Overall App Server Strategy Related Resources -- Information and updates on the BEA integration -- What customers are saying -- What partners are saying -- Oracle Mix: BEA Product Info, Downloads, Discussion Forums on July 1 About Oracle

    Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at

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    STMicroelectronics First to Combine Handset Audio Filtering and ESD ProtectionEMIF06-AUD01F2 saves up to 77% of board space compared to previous discrete solutions, with improved audio performance and ESD protection

    GENEVA, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For superior audio performance in feature-rich cellphones, the EMIF06-AUD01F2 from STMicroelectronics , the world's leading supplier of integrated passive and active devices, implements the complete EMI (electromagnetic interference) filtering and ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection for stereo headset output and external and internal microphones within a flip-chip package measuring 2.42 x 1.92mm.

    The EMIF06-AUD01F2 eliminates audible handset demodulation noise, or 'bumble-bee' noise, by achieving -25dB attenuation (S21) throughout the stop- band 800-2480MHz using high-density 1.3nF PZT (lead, zirconate titanate) capacitors on the microphone lines. The device also achieves high ESD protection through the combination of integrated TVS (transient voltage suppressor) diodes, low-inductance packaging, and the Z-R-Z pi-filter topology.

    As the first device to combine filtering and ESD protection for all handset speaker and microphone channels, the EMIF06-AUD01F2 saves more than 50% of board space compared to previous integrated solutions using two ICs with external resistors, and up to 77% compared to alternative discrete solutions. All necessary biasing circuitry is also integrated, as well as a 10-Ohm series resistor in the speaker output, thereby minimizing external components. The low package profile of 0.65mm also helps designers implement high functionality within cutting-edge, ultra-slim handset styles.

    The space-saving advantages are combined with better audio performance and higher ESD protection compared to integrated or discrete alternatives. The integrated TVS diodes have a 20V peak clamping voltage, enabling the device to meet IEC61000-4-2 level 4 ESD protection at the external pins. Total harmonic distortion (THD) is less than -75dB, while the device achieves high audio- power transfer by delivering 135mA per speaker channel ensuring excellent sound reproduction. This is achieved thanks to the high thermal efficiency of the wafer-level flip-chip package, which supports 285mW total continuous power dissipation.

    The EMIF06-AUD01F2 is already in volume production, and is available at $0.55 for 1000 pieces.

    About STMicroelectronics

    STMicroelectronics is a global leader in developing and delivering semiconductor solutions across the spectrum of microelectronics applications. An unrivalled combination of silicon and system expertise, manufacturing strength, Intellectual Property (IP) portfolio and strategic partners positions the Company at the forefront of System-on-Chip (SoC) technology and its products play a key role in enabling today's convergence markets. The Company's shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange, on Euronext Paris and on the Milan Stock Exchange. In 2007, the Company's net revenues were $10 billion. Further information on ST can be found at


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    Limelight Networks Provides Update on Recent Court Rulings in Akamai Patent Trial

    TEMPE, Ariz., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Limelight Networks, Inc. announced that the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts today issued certain rulings in the Company's ongoing case against Akamai Technologies.

    Among these rulings, which were issued electronically, the Court denied Akamai's motion for a permanent injunction as premature, and denied Akamai's motions for partial summary judgment on certain Limelight Networks' defenses. Additionally, the Court denied Limelight Networks' motions for a new trial, judgment as a matter of law, and obviousness.

    The Court did not announce a date for the resolution of Limelight's pending defenses.

    Safe-Harbor Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the company's operations and use of intellectual property. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially including, the inherent risks associated with litigation, particularly intellectual property-based litigation. The Company assumes no duty or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

    About Limelight Networks, Inc.

    Limelight Networks, Inc. is a content delivery partner enabling the next wave of Internet business and entertainment. More than 1300 Internet, entertainment, software, and technology brands trust our robust, scalable platform to monetize their digital assets by delivering a brilliant online experience to their global audience. Our architecture bypasses the busy public Internet using a dedicated optical network that interconnects thousands of servers and delivers massive files at the speed of light -- directly to the access networks that consumers use every day. Our proven network and passion for service provides our customers confidence that every object in their library will be delivered to every user, every time. For more information, visit

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    Microsoft favorise le processus d'achat en grande quantité grâce à l'offre Select Plus

    REDMOND, Washington, July 1 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Créé en fonction des exigences de la clientèle, Select Plus permet l'achat centralisé et décentralisé de logiciels et de services Microsoft grâce à un seul contrat s'appliquant à l'ensemble de l'organisation.

    Le nouveau programme d'octroi de licences en grande quantité Select Plus de Microsoft permet aux grandes entreprises de profiter d'une flexibilité incorporant de multiples unités opérationnelles lors du processus d'achat, d'une gestion simplifiée des licences et d'une réduction du temps et des coûts potentiels liés à la renégociation des contrats de licence.

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    Ce programme d'octroi de licences flexible permet aux clients de bénéficier automatiquement d'avantages financiers lors de l'achat en grande quantité de produits pour tous les sites d'exploitation de leur entreprise et de leurs filiales. Il peut également conserver tout l'historique des processus liés aux contrats et aux commandes sous un seul numéro de client, ce qui facilite la gestion des licences d'utilisation d'un logiciel dans l'ensemble de l'entreprise. Fondé sur des recherches menées auprès de la clientèle, ce nouveau programme aide Microsoft Corp à améliorer ses méthodes de commercialisation de produits et de services, et favorise les relations que l'entreprise entretient avec ses clients.

    Select Plus permet aux clients de disposer d'options supplémentaires en matière d'achat et constitue un changement fondamental dans la façon dont les clients et les partenaires peuvent gérer l'acquisition de licences d'utilisation d'un logiciel. Doté d'un ensemble unique d'avantages et d'options, Select Plus peut simplifier le processus d'achat par le biais d'un seul contrat établi en vertu du contrat commercial principal (Master Business Agreement) tout en éliminant les irrégularités causées par la chronologie du processus d'achat.

    << Avec Select Plus, nous proposons une réponse sur mesure aux besoins de notre clientèle pour une plus grande flexibilité et une meilleure capacité de gestion du processus d'achat >>, a déclaré Joe Matz, vice-président corporatif des activités internationales d'octroi de licences et d'établissement des prix pour Microsoft. << Nous dépendons largement de la perspective de notre clientèle pour ce qui est de bien comprendre les options et les avantages recherchés par celle-ci. Nous souhaitons offrir une expérience d'achat optimale tout en simplifiant la gestion des licences d'utilisation des logiciels afin de permettre à nos clients de retirer la plus grande valeur possible de leur investissement. >>

    Select Plus est une extension naturelle des contrats d'entreprise existants avec la clientèle, ainsi qu'une alternative à la licence Select traditionnelle qui permet de consolider le processus d'achat transactionnel entre plusieurs contrats. Les clients peuvent facilement acheter et gérer de nouveaux produits et services protégés par des licences en fonction des projets en cours, ainsi que se qualifier instantanément pour le prochain niveau de prix réduit grâce à un volume d'achat plus important. Étant donné que les contrats Select Plus n'arrivent jamais à échéance pour ce qui est des achats transactionnels, les clients peuvent faire l'expérience d'une plus grande flexibilité tout en éliminant la nécessité de renégocier et de renouveler leurs contrats. En outre, les clients qui choisissent d'ajouter l'assurance-logiciel Microsoft (Microsoft Software Assurance) ( peuvent le faire en tout temps et profiter pendant 36 mois des avantages offerts par l'assurance-logiciel tels que le déploiement de services de planification, le soutien et la formation.

    Prix et disponibilité

    Tout comme la licence Select, le programme Select Plus répartit les produits dans trois catégories distinctes :

    -- Applications. Parmi les exemples d'applications Microsoft, on retrouve Microsoft Office Professional 2007, le tableur Microsoft Office Excel 2007 et Microsoft Office Project 2007. -- Systèmes. Parmi les exemples de programmes de systèmes d'exploitation d'ordinateur de bureau Microsoft, on retrouve une mise à jour dusystème d'exploitation Windows comme Windows Vista Business. -- Serveurs. Parmi les exemples de programmes de serveurs Microsoft, on retrouve le système d'exploitation Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange Server, la base de données Microsoft SQL Server et les licences d'accès client associées.

    Chaque logiciel possède une valeur ponctuelle, et le niveau des prix est basé sur les points mérités, ce qui permet d'établir automatiquement les niveaux de rabais progressifs. Afin de s'assurer que les clients reçoivent le niveau de prix approprié à la suite d'une augmentation du volume d'achat, l'ajustement du niveau des prix dépend du volume d'achat réel dans l'ensemble de l'organisation. Les organisations gouvernementales admissibles et les institutions académiques qualifiées profitent de prix spéciaux.

    Pour être admissibles et participer au programme Select Plus, les clients peuvent user de l'une ou l'autre des trois méthodes suivantes :

    -- Contrat d'entreprise existant, contrat d'abonnement d'entreprise, Contrat de campus ou contrat d'école. Dans le cadre de cette méthode, le client renonce à la conformité pour toute la durée du contrat. -- Autre contrat de volume d'octroi de licences. En fournissant le numéro de contrat d'une licence Select existante, les clients ont la possibilité d'accéder au nouveau programme tout en bénéficiant du même niveau de prix. -- Nouveau client. Les nouveaux clients plaçant une première commande totalisant 500 points dans une catégorie de produits sont admissibles.

    On prévoit que Select Plus sera disponible à l'automne 2008. Pour obtenir de plus amples renseignements au sujet de Select Plus et des autres programmes d'octroi de licences en grande quantité de Microsoft, veuillez consulter le

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    TBYH to Postpone 10K Filing

    SHANGHAI, China, July 1 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- T-Bay Holdings Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: TBYH) today announces that the Company will need more time to prepare its annual report for fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.

    As the annual report of the Company cannot be completed by June 30, 2008, the Company has filed NT 10-Q to have a 15-day extension for 10K filling. The Company expects to release its 10K filing on July 7, 2008.

    About T-Bay Holdings Inc.

    T-BAY conducts its mobile phone design business through its 95% owned subsidiary, Shanghai SunPlus Communication Technology Co., Ltd. ("SunPlus"). Established in October 2002, SunPlus is a Sino-foreign joint venture providing total solution and full-range design services to leading mobile handset brand owners in China. The broad spectrum of services that SunPlus provides include overall product design, mechanical design, module architecture design, software design, prototype production, product testing, manufacturing and after-sale technical support. The Company currently has a staff of 160, comprised mostly of engineers and software programmers.

    SunPlus develops its mobile phone modules based mainly on the chipset platform provided by VIA, MTK, SKYWORKS, ANYKA and INFINEON. Historically, our customers included multinational brand names such as Motorola, NEC, Siemens, China Telecom, Panasonic and Alcatel. Our major customers in China include Feihu Commnunication, Shenzhen Henkai, Qiao Xing Famous Technology, Shenzhen LaiDi, Shenzhen Siecom, CECT.

    Safe Harbor Statement Under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements in this press release that relate to the company's expectations with regard to the future impact on the company's results from new products in development are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The results anticipated by any or all of these forward-looking statements may not occur.

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    CONTACT: Jack Zeng of T-Bay, +86-21-46814605, or

    Equifax Launches APPRO Account Opening SolutionMerrimack Valley Federal Credit Union Selects New Equifax Solution

    ATLANTA, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Equifax today announced the launch of a new online, account opening solution for financial institutions. With this latest APPRO offering, banks and other financial institutions now have access to solutions for account opening, cross-selling, consumer and business lending -- all on a single platform. APPRO customer Merrimack Valley Federal Credit Union is working with Equifax to implement the new solution.

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    "Changing market conditions can make it challenging when it comes to balancing the needs of our individual members with the best protection against fraud and other inherent risks," said Jay Caldwell, consumer loan manager, Merrimack Valley FCU. "With APPRO's advancement in account acquisition, we are ever more ready to service our members' needs while minimizing the credit union's risk exposure. APPRO's secure access and sophisticated authentication gives us more confidence than ever before that we are on the right track."

    APPRO solutions give customers access to advanced data, analytics and decisioning to enable more profitable risk management for today's lenders. The latest APPRO solution is designed to help lenders be even more nimble, streamlined and cost-efficient to drive smart growth.

    "In working with our customers, we've recognized that many banks and credit unions are looking for ways to streamline their account opening process across all the financial products they offer," said Rajib Roy, president, Equifax Technology Services. "APPRO is designed to give financial institutions a solution to open both deposit and lending accounts and cross-sell additional products across all channels in real-time. This new solution helps businesses achieve a faster sales process, improved customer relationships and lower total cost of ownership."

    The new APPRO solution is highly configurable and provides an end-to-end solution across all sales areas, including online, branch, call center and dealer channels. In addition to providing one platform for account opening, consumer and business lending, APPRO provides numerous benefits to customers, including:

    -- Online account and loan origination processes, resulting in added convenience for customers, who no longer have to come into a branch for these services;

    -- Real-time cross selling across all lines of business;

    -- Increased change control over credit policies to better manage risk, pricing and marketing; and

    -- Reduced fraud through integrated identity verification and authentication.

    APPRO helps automate every phase of the loan processing workflow -- from data acquisition and decisioning through a range of post-approval functions. For more information about APPRO and other Equifax Technology Services, visit .

    About Equifax Inc. (

    Equifax empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. A global leader in information solutions, we leverage one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.

    Customers have trusted Equifax for over 100 years to deliver innovative solutions with the highest integrity and reliability. Businesses -- large and small -- rely on us for consumer and business credit intelligence, portfolio management, fraud detection, decisioning technology, marketing tools, and much more. We empower individual consumers to manage their personal credit information, protect their identity, and maximize their financial well-being.

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Equifax Inc. employs approximately 7,000 people in 14 countries throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500(R) Index. Our common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol EFX.

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    Motorola Survey Reveals Significant Savings From Mobile Worker Use of GPS-Enabled TechnologiesReductions in Industry-Wide Fuel and Labor Expenses Could Save Enterprises Billions

    HOLTSVILLE, N.Y., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- North American Information Technology (IT) decision makers within the transportation, manufacturing and trucking/warehousing industries stated that global positioning system (GPS) technologies are an essential tool for their mobile workforce, according to a recent survey commissioned by Motorola Inc. . GPS-enabled technologies are helping to increase mobile workforce productivity and enabling enterprises to become more efficient via a reduction in annual labor and fuel operating costs.

    According to the research study, the main cited benefit in the nearly 50 percent of enterprises currently using GPS-enabled technologies was a significant reduction in fuel consumption -- which was reflected in a reduction in travel distance by an average of 231.2 miles per week and recording $51,582 in annual fuel savings*. With more than a million trucking carriers** in the United States the potential industry-wide annual fuel savings could reach $53 billion.

    The study also revealed enterprises deploying GPS-enabled technologies saved approximately 54 minutes per day -- translating into an annual recouped labor savings of $5,484 per employee or $5.4 million per surveyed enterprise***. In addition to the cost savings, locationing applications were credited with improving the organization of employee routes, giving companies the ability to know precisely where their employees are at any given time and allowing them to examine routing scenarios before implementation.

    Surveyed enterprises indicated GPS solutions enable the mobile workforce to spend less time in traffic or finding routes, while increasing the amount of time spent with new or existing customers. In fact, when asked why they would consider investing in GPS or other new technologies those surveyed cited customer service as the number one priority.

    The survey identified other key applications -- navigation for improved on-time performance and route optimization. Navigation and route optimization are responding to the difficulties field mobility ( 1000008406b00aRCRD) workers often have locating new stops during the course of their shift and streamlining deliveries.

    "Field mobility workers in the transportation and trucking industry are experiencing difficulties such as locating stops, reducing fuel expense and improving on time performance resulting in a drain on financial and manpower resources of their organization," said Jim Hilton, director of field mobility, Motorola Enterprise Mobility business. "With nearly 200,000 mobile computers with integrated GPS shipped in recent years, Motorola continues to address the industry pain points which were identified in our research through field mobility solutions that enable our customers to do their jobs more efficiently and drive measurable business results."

    Enterprise Mobility for Transportation, Trucking and Warehousing

    Motorola's Enterprise Mobility ( business connects people to information when and where they need it -- helping to transform businesses to be more productive, efficient and responsive to their customers. Motorola provides an unrivaled platform, portfolio and application partner network, enabling mobility across a wide variety of vertical industries -- inside and outside the four walls. With this comprehensive infrastructure of wireless networks, mobile devices and management software, transportation and trucking companies can securely deliver a seamless flow of information to workers from the corner office to the warehouse and then directly to a delivery driver with visibility, efficiency and control -- helping them make informed, business-critical decisions.

    MC75 Enterprise Digital Assistant (EDA)

    The recently announced MC75 Enterprise Digital Assistant ( (EDA) not only expands Motorola's offering of rugged mobile computers with integrated GPS capability, but also addresses other key empowering technologies that will enable the next generation of rich and powerful business applications. These technologies include 3.5G HSDPA and 3G CDMA-EVDO (Rev A) support for voice and data services around the globe; high performance barcode data capture on both 1D and 2D bar codes; a high resolution 2 megapixel auto-focus color camera for a variety of image capture applications; 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN (WLAN), Bluetooth and a high resolution VGA display. This unprecedented combination of real-time local and wide-area wireless communications coupled with advanced data capture capabilities enables businesses to improve workforce automation, reduce data errors, and enable productivity wherever work needs to get done.

    About the Survey

    Motorola conducted an independent research study to measure attitudinal and behavioral decision making habits of North American transportation and trucking executives. Over 255 North American IT and telecom decision makers completed the survey via the e-Rewards global online market research panel, one of the largest global panels for market research, with over 4.2 million consumers and businesses participating. The survey was designed to provide a measurement of their overall perceptions of GPS/navigation system applications within the field services industry, with an emphasis on the transportation and trucking/warehousing industries.

    About Motorola

    Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications. The company develops technologies, products and services that make mobile experiences possible. Our portfolio includes communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility solutions, digital set-tops, cable modems, mobile devices and Bluetooth accessories. Motorola is committed to delivering next generation communication solutions to people, businesses and governments. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had sales of US $36.6 billion in 2007. For more information about our company, our people and our innovations, please visit

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    * According to, as of 6/25/08 the average US cost per gallon of unleaded diesel stood at $4.648. ** Source: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, as of November 2006, the number of for-hire carriers on file with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration totaled 290,629, private carriers totaled 504,166 and other interstate motor carriers totaled 234,892. *** Source: ERI/Motorola Field Mobility research study respondents defined daily labor savings of 54.2 minutes per salaried employee of $25.29.hour. According to ERI/Motorola Field Mobility research study respondents, on average, the total number of impacted mobile workers per enterprise is 995 employees.

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    SEI Named One of Computerworld's Best Places to Work

    OAKS, Pa., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SEI announced today it has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Information Technology (IT) by IDG's Computerworld, a leading source of technology news and information. The announcement, which appears in the magazine's June 30 issue, names SEI as #43 out of 100 in their annual ranking of the nation's top IT employers. Along with extensive surveys of IT employees, the list was generated based on evaluations of each company's offerings, including benefits, diversity, career development, training, and retention.

    "We're quite pleased that SEI has been named one of the best places to work for IT professionals," said Alfred P. West Jr., SEI's chairman and chief executive officer. "IT is an integral part of our heritage and plays an important part of the innovation we offer our clients. We are proud of our employees' hard work and dedication, and gratified by their enthusiasm for SEI."

    "The competitive edge sought by the best and smartest companies is no longer information technology itself," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. "The new competitive edge is finding and retaining the very best people to chart and implement your IT strategy."

    About SEI

    SEI is a leading global provider of outsourced asset management, investment processing and investment operations solutions. The company's innovative solutions help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and affluent families create and manage wealth. As of March 31, 2008, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI administers $424 billion in mutual fund and pooled assets and manages $185 billion in assets. SEI serves clients, conducts or is registered to conduct business and/or operations from more than 20 offices in over a dozen countries. For more information, visit

    About Computerworld

    Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning weekly publication, Web site (, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). Computerworld leads the industry with a print audience of 1,252,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2006) and an online audience of over 2 million unique monthly visitors (Omniture).

    Computerworld is a business unit of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

    IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends. Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at

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    MultiVu Video Feed: New Study Finds That More Than 12,000 Laptops Are Lost In Our Nation's Airports Each Week:

    Find Out How Many Were Lost At Your Local Airport

    A new study conducted by the Ponemon Institute has found that more than 10,000 laptops are lost in the 36 largest US airports each week, and nearly 70% of those laptops are never reclaimed.

    The study analyzed the number of lost laptops in American and Canadian airports each week. Select study results include:

    * At major US airports such as Los Angeles International, Miami International and John F. Kennedy in New York, up to 1,000 laptops were lost per week and nearly 70% are never reclaimed

    * Airport areas that laptops are most likely lost by passengers include security checkpoints, departure areas and passenger clubs or lounges

    * Over 70% of business travelers feel rushed when trying to get on their flights and 60% worry that delays due to security checkpoints will cause them to miss their flight.

    * Over 53% of business travelers say that their laptops contain confidential or sensitive information. However, 65% of these travelers admit they do not take steps to protect or secure the information contained on their laptop.

    Additionally, a new survey of business travelers reveals that few travelers are aware of some simple tips they can use to protect the information carried on their notebooks. Full survey results will be available on July 1st. To review data for your local area, please visit:

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    SOUNDBITES: * Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute * Suzanne Atkinson, Services Architect of Dell B-ROLL INCLUDES: * High-definition video of business travelers working on their laptops in an airport * People moving throughout the airport * Traveler bags w/laptops that were left behind * Airport scenery including signs * eateries * etc VIDEO PROVIDED BY: Dell

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    More TV Choice and Competition Near for Residents of Stoughton, Mass.Town Approves Video License for Verizon; Thousands More Households Soon Can Get FiOS TV

    STOUGHTON, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Residents of Stoughton are a major step closer to having another choice for their cable television services, thanks to a newly approved agreement authorizing Verizon to offer its FiOS TV service via the most advanced all-digital, fiber-optic network straight to customers' homes.

    The Board of Selectmen in Stoughton granted a cable franchise to Verizon Monday (June 30), paving the way for video choice for thousands more Massachusetts households.

    The board's vote brings to 76 the total number of Massachusetts communities where Verizon's FiOS TV is or will soon be available.

    "We are thrilled to be able to bring FiOS TV to residents in Stoughton," said Donna Cupelo, Verizon region president for Massachusetts and Rhode Island. "Since the launch of FiOS TV in Massachusetts last year, we are continuing our efforts to meet the consumer demand for cable TV choice."

    FiOS TV is the company's new fiber-optic television service, which offers a better-quality picture, more high-definition and on-demand programs, and more reliable service at competitive prices.

    Verizon currently offers FiOS TV in 72 Massachusetts communities [see list below] as well as other locations in New York, New Jersey, California, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia.

    "As a result of this new franchise, consumers in Stoughton will be able to choose their cable provider as easily as they choose their phone company," said Cupelo. "Competition drives innovation, value and service quality, and it puts the consumer in control."

    Verizon is currently in negotiations with several other communities in Massachusetts to obtain additional franchises. For more information on the Verizon franchise process in the state, log on to

    Verizon research indicates 87 percent of Massachusetts residents favor more competition and choice for video services. Independent studies have shown that competition in the video market brings enormous benefits to consumers in the form of reduced prices, better packages and improved service.

    The Stoughton franchise agreement contains provisions for the network's future growth; financial support and capacity for educational and government access channels; cable service to government buildings; and other important benefits to the town, including insurance, indemnification and enforcement protections.

    "Verizon will compete aggressively for subscribers in Stoughton with our FiOS services, which are fueled by our lightning-fast fiber-optic network," Cupelo said. Verizon soon will begin its door-to-door sales campaign in Stoughton, explaining to local consumers the many advantages of FiOS TV.

    Verizon is the first company to offer a fiber-to-the premises (FTTP) network, connecting homes and businesses directly to fiber optics on a widespread scale.

    FiOS TV offers a broad collection of all-digital programming, 30 high- definition channels, thousands of video-on-demand titles and more. Fiber delivers amazingly sharp pictures and sound, and has the capacity to transmit a wide array of high-definition programming that is so clear and intense it seems to leap from the TV screen.

    In addition to FiOS TV, Verizon's fiber network also allows the company to offer consumers and businesses high-speed FiOS Internet service at download speeds up to 50 Mbps (megabits per second) and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps.*

    * NOTE: actual (throughput) speeds will vary.

    [FiOS TV is available in Abington, Acton, Andover, Arlington, Bedford, Belmont, Boxborough, Boxford, Braintree, Burlington, Canton, Dedham, Dunstable, Framingham, Franklin, Georgetown, Hamilton, Hingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Ipswich, Lakeville, Lawrence, Lincoln, Littleton, Lexington, Lynn, Lynnfield, Malden, Marion, Marlborough, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Medfield, Medway, Melrose, Methuen, Middleborough, Nahant, Natick, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, North Andover, North Reading, Norwood, Reading, Rochester, Rockland, Rowley, Sherborn, Southborough, Stoneham, Sudbury, Swampscott, Taunton, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Walpole, Waltham, Wareham, Wayland, Wellesley, Wenham, West Newbury, Westborough, Westwood, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn. The company also holds TV franchises in Ashland, Plymouth, and Stow, Mass.]

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 67 million customers nationwide. Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employed a diverse workforce of approximately 232,000 as of the end of the first quarter 2008 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of $93.5 billion. For more information, visit

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.


    CONTACT: Ellen Cummings, +1-508-624-2219,
    or Phil Santoro, +1-617-743-4760,, both of

    Web site:

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    On2 Technologies Reports Filing of Forms 10-K and 10-QSchedules Investor Conference Call for 8:00 a.m. ET, Thursday, July 3rd

    TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On2 Technologies, Inc. , a leader in video compression solutions, today announced that it has filed its forms 10-K and 10-Q with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the periods ended December 31, 2007 and March 31, 2008, respectively, and is now current with its SEC periodic reporting obligations.

    The Company also announced that management will host a conference call to discuss its full fourth quarter 2007 and first quarter 2008 financial results, before market open on Thursday, July 3, 2008. Both the conference call and live webcast will begin at 8:00 a.m. ET. The earnings release and related financial information to be discussed during the call will be available on the Company's website at

    What: On2 fourth quarter 2007 and first quarter 2008 financial results conference call When: Thursday, July 3, 2008 Time: 8:00 a.m. ET Live Call: (877) 407-9210, domestic (201) 689-8049, international Replay: (877) 660-6853 (201) 612-7415 Replay Passcodes: Account #: 286 Conference ID #: 290378 Webcast: (live and replay) The webcast will be available until July 3, 2009. About On2

    On2 creates advanced video compression technologies for desktop and wireless. Powering the video in many of today's leading web and mobile applications and devices, On2's customers include: Nokia, Infineon, MediaTek, Sony, Facebook, Brightcove, Move Networks, Adobe and Skype. On2 Technologies is headquartered in Tarrytown, NY USA. For more information please visit

    All trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

    On2 Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors, Garo Toomajanian of On2 Technologies, Inc.,
    +1-518-348-0099 x3,

    Web site:

    Cultural Communities Biggest Benefactors of New National City/MoneyGram Money Transfer Arrangement

    CLEVELAND, July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Americans who routinely send money to relatives overseas or who travel abroad will find it easier than ever to transfer money internationally and domestically thanks to a new agreement between National City and MoneyGram International, Inc.

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    The two companies today announced that MoneyGram's remittance services are currently available throughout National City's 1,400 branch locations in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

    While the service can be used by anyone, it is especially useful for members of cultural populations in Midwestern states who often send money to relatives living in other parts of the world and who don't always have traditional relationships with banks.

    "For many people with relatives abroad, money transfers are quite literally a lifeline," said Michael Daugherty, vice president, MoneyGram's Global Payment Services. "And bringing fast, easy, and secure person-to-person money transfer capabilities into so many bank branches is extending that lifeline to a lot more people."

    "We're always looking for ways to make life and banking easier for people in the communities where we do business," said David Bowen, executive vice president, Consumer Deposit Products. "Being able to quickly and easily transfer money virtually anywhere in the world from one of our branches is something we think people will find helpful, especially those in the cultural community who routinely send money to relatives living outside the United States."

    The services are available to National City customers and non-customers alike, which means that anyone living near any of National City's branch locations will have a local, convenient resource for sending money across the country or across the globe. For many of the people who use this service, it will also be their first experience working with a bank and may provide them an avenue for establishing a relationship. It's estimated that 36 percent of the American population does not have a relationship with a bank.

    About MoneyGram

    MoneyGram International, Inc. is a leading global payment services company and S&P MidCap 400 company. The company's major product and services include global money transfers, money orders and payment processing solutions for financial institutions and retail customers. For more information, visit the company's website at .

    About National City

    National City Corporation , headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the nation's largest financial holding companies. The company operates through an extensive banking network primarily in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin and also serves customers in selected markets nationally. Its core businesses include commercial and retail banking, mortgage financing and servicing, consumer finance and asset management. For more information about National City, visit the company's Web site at .

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    CONTACT: Todd Morgano, National City Corporation, +1-216-222-8316,

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    Rock Band(TM) Takes Fans and Gamers on an Amazing Journey, Adds 'The Best of The Who: Rock Band Edition' to Catalog of Downloadable ContentSpecial Edition DLC Includes Three Songs from The Who's Classic Concert Album "Live at Leeds," The First Live Recordings Featured in ROCK BAND(TM)

    NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- There have been several important dates in the history of The Who: May 23, 1969 -- Iconic rock album Tommy is released and rockets to No. 4 on the U.S. charts. May 31, 1976 -- The Who's second concert at Charlton football ground earns them an entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the "world's loudest rock band." July 13, 1985 -- The Who re-form to perform at Live Aid and whip Wembley Stadium into an absolute frenzy.

    Now, July 15, 2008 joins these dates, as a dozen classic songs by The Who get new life as Rock Band(TM) game levels. MTV Games and Harmonix announced today that many of the legendary group's greatest hits will be added to the Rock Band catalog of downloadable content with the release of "The Best of The Who: Rock Band Edition."

    "We're really pleased to have our songs featured in Rock Band," said Roger Daltrey, lead singer of The Who. "It allows our established fan base to interact with our music in a way that's fresh and exciting, while also exposing our songs to new audiences."

    "I'm a fan of Rock Band," said Who guitarist Pete Townshend. "I play the game with my son and girlfriend and love the way it brings different generations together through music. I like the idea that people of all ages will be having fun playing our songs."

    "We are very excited to be working so closely with Roger and Pete on this release for Rock Band," said Paul DeGooyer, SVP Electronic Games and Music, MTV. "The Who is consistently one of our most requested bands, and it is great to be able to bring this exclusive compilation of their music to the Rock Band community."

    The 12 songs were selected by Harmonix and MTV Games in consultation with Townshend and Daltrey. The tracks represent the meaty, beaty, big and bouncy best of The Who, including classics such as "Amazing Journey," "Baba O'Riley" and "Sea & Sand," three songs from the classic Live At Leeds album (including a special Rock Band edit of "My Generation") and more.

    Each track will be available for $1.99 at the PLAYSTATION(R) Store and the Xbox LIVE(R) Marketplace for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) or $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the entire collection of tracks.

    The release of The Who's Greatest Hits through Rock Band coincides with the "VH1 Rock Honors" celebration honoring the legendary rock band. Premiering on Thursday, July 17 at 9pm on VH1, VH1 Classic and MHD, the show will celebrate The Who's monumental legacy with a two-hour tribute saluting the music and lasting impact of this groundbreaking band. The sweeping influence of The Who will be expressed through spoken tributes, filmed packages and performances by some of today's premiere rock acts as well as the legends themselves. The night will feature tribute performances by Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, Incubus and Tenacious D as well as an electrifying grand finale performance from The Who.

    Release date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 (Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PLAYSTATION Store) TRACKS: The Who 12 Pack "Amazing Journey" "Baba O'Riley" "Behind Blue Eyes" "Eminence Front" "Going Mobile" "Leaving Here" "My Generation" (Live at Leeds) "Real Good Looking Boy" "Sea & Sand" "Summertime Blues" (Live at Leeds) "Who Are You" "Young Man Blues" (Live at Leeds) (All tracks utilize the original master recordings) Price: $1.99 (160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) per track or $19.99 (1600 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360) for the entire collection of tracks. Locations: Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PLAYSTATION(R)Network ** Dates for Rock Band game tracks are tentative and subject to change ** **Tracks will be available in both North America and Europe**

    With the addition of these tracks there are now more than 200 tracks available to date via disc and download purchase (complete list of tracks at Rock Band continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans and gamers' voracious appetite for rock as more than 15 million downloads have been purchased since its launch on November 20, 2007. The Rock Band Music Store allows players to preview and purchase downloadable individual music tracks and packs from the vast selection of offerings available to date without ever leaving the game as they build their own custom Rock Band library.

    Rock Band allows online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming. Rock Band downloadable content is playable and integrated into setlists in all game modes including: Solo Tour, Band World Tour, head-to-head competition either locally or online, and from any Quickplay mode. In order to play downloadable content for head-to-head matches or multiplayer online, all players must own the same downloadable track. Downloadable content for the Xbox 360 is available for purchase via Xbox LIVE Marketplace using Microsoft Points and is downloaded directly to the Xbox 360 hard drive. Downloadable content for the PLAYSTATION(R)3 computer entertainment system's version of Rock Band is available for purchase on the PLAYSTATION Store through the free PLAYSTATION Network and is downloaded directly to PLAYSTATION 3 system's built in hard drive.

    Rock Band is rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, mild suggestive themes) by the ESRB.

    For more information on Rock Band and Harmonix Music Systems please visit and .

    About MTV Networks

    MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom , is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 150 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services -- MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 300 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

    About MTV Games

    MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.

    About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc.

    Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit: .

    About Electronic Arts

    Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive software worldwide for video game systems, personal computers, cellular handsets and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS(TM), EA(TM), EA SPORTS Freestyle(TM) and POGO(TM). In fiscal 2007, EA posted revenue of $3.09 billion and had 24 titles that sold more than one million copies. EA's homepage and online game site is More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at .

    (C) 2008 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock Band and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., a MTV Networks company. Rock Band developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. MTV: Music Television, MTV Games and all related titles and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc All other marks are the property of their respective owners. EA, EA SPORTS, EA SPORTS Freestyle and POGO are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Microsoft, Xbox. Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. "PlayStation", "PLAYSTATION" and "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


    CONTACT: Harmonix Media Contact: Tracie Snitker of Reverb
    Communications, +1-209-586-1495, x104,; or MTV Contact:
    Jeff Castaneda, +1-212-846-6774,; or EA Contact:
    Bryce Baer, +1-650-628-5102,

    Web site:

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