Companies news of 2011-07-01 (page 1)

  • SERVOTRONICS, INC. Reports Re-Election of Directors at Annual Shareholders Meeting (NYSE...
  • Northrop Grumman Discusses Cyber Security at BRIDEX Exhibition and Conference, Brunei
  • CeCe Winans, Donald Lawrence and Marvin Sapp Headline Verizon's How Sweet the Sound 2011...
  • Northrop Grumman Highlights International Security Capabilities at BRIDEX, Brunei
  • PowerFilm Gives Live Demo of Roll to Roll Flexible Electronics Technology
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  • WESCO International, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2011 Earnings on July 21, 2011;...
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    SERVOTRONICS, INC. Reports Re-Election of Directors at Annual Shareholders Meeting (NYSE Amex - SVT)

    ELMA, N.Y., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Servotronics, Inc.'s (Company) Annual Meeting was held in Buffalo, New York on Friday, July 1, 2011. The Company's current activities were reviewed and presented. The Company is composed of two groups -- the Advanced Technology Group (ATG) and the Consumer Products Group (CPG). The ATG primarily designs, develops and manufactures servo control and other components for various commercial and government applications (i.e., aircraft, jet engines, missiles, manufacturing equipment, etc.). The CPG designs and manufactures cutlery, bayonets, machetes and combat, survival, sporting, agricultural, and pocket knives for both commercial and government applications.

    The year 2010 was a year of increased net income, product developments and aggressive pursuits of new marketing targets of opportunity. Servotronics, Inc.'s ("Company") net income increased 11.8% to $2,128,000 (or $1.08 per share Basic and $1.01 Diluted) on revenues of $31,659,000 for the year ended 12/31/10 as compared to a net income of $1,903,000 on revenues of $33,008,000 for the same twelve-month period a year earlier. It was a year of new products and innovative enhancements for new and existing programs by the ATG and CPG.

    The Company's strong balance sheet and significant liquidity were clearly presented. On 12/31/10, Servotronics' Working Capital was approximately $18,800,000, the Current Ratio and Quick Ratio were 6.9 to 1 and 3.4 to 1 respectively and the long term Institutional Debt to equity ratio was .17 to 1. All of these 2010 business performance ratios clearly show continued strength and enhancement from an already strong foundation.

    Also noted was that the Company declared a $0.15 cash dividend per share to shareholders of record on 4/29/11. This cash dividend on the Company's common stock for the fourth consecutive year does not represent that the Company will pay dividends on a regular or scheduled basis. However, our Board of Directors will continue to consider the distribution of cash dividends based on the relevant facts and circumstances at the time of determination.

    The Company has expanded its presence in both the domestic and foreign markets. Specifically referenced and noted was a partial description of the numerous major programs and projects that have used, are using and expected to use Servotronics' control products. Similarly, the substantial number of new products and new applications at the Company's CPG were noted.

    Re-elected as Company Directors at the meeting were Dr. Nicholas D. Trbovich, Donald W. Hedges, Dr. William H. Duerig, and Nicholas D. Trbovich, Jr.


    Certain paragraphs of this release contain 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, such as those pertaining to the Company's expectation of new business and success in its entry into new product programs. Forward-looking statements involve numerous risks and uncertainties. The Company derives a material portion of its revenue from contracts with agencies of the U.S. Government or their prime contractors. The Company's business is performed under fixed price contracts and the following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: uncertainties in today's global economy and global competition, difficulty in predicting defense appropriations, the vitality and ability of the commercial aviation industry to purchase new aircraft, the willingness and ability of the Company's customers to fund long-term purchase programs, and market demand and acceptance both for the Company's products and its customers' products which incorporate Company-made components. The success of the Company also depends upon the trends that affect the national economy. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect management's analysis only as of the date hereof. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements.


    Servotronics, Inc.

    CONTACT: Nancy Magnuson, +1-716-655-5990

    Northrop Grumman Discusses Cyber Security at BRIDEX Exhibition and Conference, Brunei

    LONDON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    Northrop Grumman Corporation is participating as a keynote conference speaker on cyber warfare and is providing a series of cyber awareness seminars during the Brunei International Defence Exhibition (BRIDEX) and Conference, highlighting its industry-leading capabilities and expertise in cyber security.

    BRIDEX is one of the premier defence and security events in South East Asia and takes place from 6-9 July 2011 at the BRIDEX International Conference Centre, Jerudong, Negara Brunei Darussalam. The BRIDEX Conference "Mapping Future Security and Technological Challenges" takes place on 5 July during which experts from the regional and international arena of defence and security will address the future security environment and technological solutions that can be adopted.

    Among the international speakers taking part in the conference will be Graham Wright, vice president Intelligence and Cyber Security, Northrop Grumman U.K. who will speak on the subject of cyber warfare and security. Drawing upon his previous experience in the military and within the government as Deputy Director of the U.K. Office of Cyber Security, Graham Wright will explore the issues of cyber threats and national security and the interface with the roles and capabilities of the military.

    In addition, Northrop Grumman will hold a series of cyber security familiarisation seminars during BRIDEX aimed at providing an insight into the challenges posed by cyber threats and the importance of understanding and managing cyber security issues. The seminars will be led by Tony Billington, a senior member of Northrop Grumman's U.K.-based cyber security team and will take place from 1000-1200 on each day of the show, Wednesday 6 through Friday 8 July at the Jerudong Polo Club.

    "Threats to cyber security are one of the greatest challenges that governments and civil organizations face today. The need for good cyber security is a high priority for many countries and cyber security education is rightly viewed as a key enabler," said Paul Davison, vice president, Northrop Grumman Information Systems Europe. "We are pleased to be able to share our specialist knowledge and experience in this domain to help raise the level of awareness of cyber security issues among the Brunei defence and industry communities."

    Backed by more than 20 years of experience, Northrop Grumman is a recognized thought leader and trusted provider of cyber security solutions across every sector: intelligence, defence, civil, commercial, and central and local government. Operationally, the company has some of the most sophisticated cyber facilities and high-end cyber offerings available.

    In 2009, Northrop Grumman opened a new Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC), a comprehensive cyber threat detection and response centre that focuses on protecting Northrop Grumman and its customers' networks and data worldwide. In 2010 the company opened the first commercially available federated cyber security test range in the U.K. The U.K. cyber security test range is used for a wide variety of applications in resilience testing of large scale networks, cyber diagnostics and cyber team training.

    Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in all aspects of computer network operations and cyber security, offering customers innovative solutions to help secure networks from evolving cyber threats. Northrop Grumman is also actively engaged in supporting cyber security education, training and technology and has launched its own Cyber Academy to promote professional training and development. For more information about Northrop Grumman's cyber security capabilities go to:

    Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    CONTACT: Ken Beedle of Northrop Grumman, +44-(0)-207-747-1910,

    CeCe Winans, Donald Lawrence and Marvin Sapp Headline Verizon's How Sweet the Sound 2011 TourCommunity Celebration Will Feature Today's Biggest Gospel Stars Including Mary Mary, Fred Hammond, Ricky Dillard and Dorinda Clark Cole

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gospel legend CeCe Winans and GRAMMY(R) Award-winning artist, songwriter and producer, Donald Lawrence, will return in 2011 to co-host Verizon's How Sweet the Sound(TM) - the country's biggest gospel music celebration. Marvin Sapp will serve as the tour's resident judge. Joining him on the judging panel is a who's who of gospel music, including Mary Mary, Dorinda Clark Cole, Fred Hammond, Richard Smallwood, James Fortune, Byron Cage, Ricky Dillard, Shirley Caesar and more.

    Verizon's How Sweet the Sound tour provides a platform for church choirs to share and celebrate their faith and talent with people across the country. Participating choirs will perform in front of gospel legends and fans and have the chance to win up to $50,000. This year's tour will travel to nine cities including:

    --  Dallas - Sept. 15 at American Airlines Center
    --  Atlanta - Sept. 17 at Philips Arena
    --  Charlotte, N.C. - Sept. 19 at Time Warner Cable Arena
    --  Washington, D.C. - Sept. 21 at Verizon Center
    --  Detroit - Sept. 24 at Joe Louis Arena
    --  St. Louis - Sept. 26 at Scottrade Center
    --  Chicago - Sept. 27 at United Center
    --  Los Angeles - Oct. 1 at STAPLES Center
    --  Oakland, Calif. - Oct. 4 at Oracle Arena

    "It is an honor to return as resident judge for this joyous event that honors the foundation of our community - the church choir," said Marvin Sapp. "How Sweet the Sound has become a second family for me, and I can't wait to see our family grow in 2011."

    "Verizon is pleased to welcome this year's star-studded lineup of judges and hosts who are joining us for what is sure to be another memorable How Sweet the Sound experience," said Marquett Smith, vice president, corporate communications, Verizon Wireless. "As a way of giving back to the community, Verizon is partnering with the country's most beloved gospel talent to provide an opportunity for individuals to enjoy and celebrate the power of music."

    Tickets to Verizon's How Sweet the Sound tour go on sale in July. For more details about Verizon's How Sweet the Sound, including video content, judging criteria, ticket sales information and official rules, please visit

    (EDITOR'S NOTE: Broadcast-quality B-Roll featuring 2010 Verizon's How Sweet the Sound Gospel Celebration coverage is available online. Log on to Verizon Wireless' Multimedia Library at to preview and request video segments, which can be received in newsrooms digitally or by tape.)

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

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    Northrop Grumman Highlights International Security Capabilities at BRIDEX, Brunei

    LONDON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    Northrop Grumman Corporation is participating in the Brunei International Defence Exhibition (BRIDEX) where it will highlight its capabilities as a leading systems integrator in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), security and resilience technology, unmanned ground systems and cyber security.

    BRIDEX is one of the premier defence and security events in South East Asia and takes place from 6-9 July 2011 at the BRIDEX International Conference Centre, Jerudong, Negara Brunei Darussalam. The Northrop Grumman exhibit is at location W-07.

    "Northrop Grumman has leading-edge capabilities in national security solutions from tactical command and control systems, and situational awareness for defence and civil security applications, to the management of hazardous incidents and unmanned systems. This is matched by U.K.-based expertise, specialist facilities and a proven track record of delivery to customers around the world," said Paul Davison vice president and managing director Northrop Grumman Information Systems Europe. "We look forward to this opportunity to profile a range of the company's products and systems that can help serve the needs of the tri-services of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces, the Royal Brunei Police Force and other government enforcement agencies as well as the National Disaster Management Centre."

    The Northrop Grumman exhibit will feature the company's tactical command and control systems, Integrated Tactical Command and Control Services (I-TaCCS) and Integrated Joint Operational Command and Control Services (I-JOCCS). The core software component of I-TaCCS is used around the world and is in service in more than 40 countries with 100,000 users. Presentations will be available on these systems.

    Northrop Grumman UK is providing the JOC C4ISR capability for the Royal Brunei Armed Forces (RBAF). This includes the supply of a C4ISR headquarters system and a deployable JOC together with training and in-country support.

    Highlighted will be Northrop Grumman's capabilities in cyber security and the federated cyber security test range and its application for resilience testing of large scale networks, cyber diagnostics and cyber team training. In October 2010, Northrop Grumman opened the U.K.'s only commercially available federated cyber security test range at its Fareham, U.K. facility. Northrop Grumman will discuss cyber warfare at the BRIDEX Conference on 5 July and will hold a series of cyber security familiarisation seminars during the show. These will take place from 1000-1200 on Wednesday 6 through Friday 8 July at the Jerudong Polo Club.

    The exhibit will feature the company's new man-portable capability for the monitoring of Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents and the collection and handling of related data. The Integrated Tactical Rapid Assessment of CBRN Environments (I-TRACE) system facilitates decision support and enhances situational awareness and information sharing among emergency response organizations. Analysed data is provided to users through a web portal. I-TRACE requires no specialist vehicle installation and can be rapidly deployed using existing "blue light" emergency services vehicles.

    Northrop Grumman's biometric data capture and information search capability for rapid identity management will also be on display. BioTRAC is an electronic mobile scanning system integrated with a ruggedized laptop computer which enables fingerprint, face and iris image capture together with rapid biometric matching capabilities. Captured biometric information can be sent to local policing databases as well as national and international repositories.

    The Wheelbarrow Mk 9 large unmanned ground vehicle will also be on display. The Wheelbarrow Mk 9 is the enhanced version of Northrop Grumman's industry-leading Wheelbarrow vehicle for the remote handling of hazardous threats including bomb disposal, tactical and surveillance operations. Designed, developed and manufactured in the U.K. by Northrop Grumman at its facility in Coventry, the Mk9 vehicle includes a range of advanced technology and performance features for civil and public security applications.

    Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine's capabilities in coastal surveillance and port security will be highlighted including the Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) system, the Vessel Traffic System (VTS) and Vessel Traffic Monitoring and Information System (VTMIS). Sperry Marine has deployed its VTMIS and port management and security systems in some of the world's busiest sea lanes and seaports. These systems utilise multiple overlapping sensors to give a real time situational awareness picture of all vessel movements enabling the authorities to monitor and manage maritime traffic.

    Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit for more information.

    Northrop Grumman Corporation

    CONTACT: Ken Beedle of Northrop Grumman Corporation, +44-(0)-207-747-1910,

    PowerFilm Gives Live Demo of Roll to Roll Flexible Electronics Technology

    AMES, Iowa, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerFilm, Inc. (AIM: PFLM), ('PowerFilm' or 'the Company'), the developer and manufacturer of thin flexible solar panels and flexible electronics, today announces that it gave a live demonstration of its roll to roll flexible electronics technology for government officials earlier this week. The officials attending included U.S. Congressman Tom Latham, Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, Iowa Economic Development Director Debi Durham, and Kevin Condon from the office of Senator Tom Harkin.


    The flexible display demonstration featured the world's first and only backplane array technology for a flexible display made using a full roll to roll process integrated with a front plane driver to create the full working display. A backplane driver is an array of transistors that turns individual pixels on a display on and off, according to instructions from a computer.

    The advantages of this technology, compared to current display technology and other technologies in development (none of which are true roll to roll processed), are that the backplane driver itself is thin, lightweight, durable (plastic not glass), conformable, and is made using a low cost manufacturing process at scale, thereby enabling products with those advantages.

    PowerFilm's core roll to roll manufacturing expertise for semiconductors, developed for its PV products, has been expanded to develop flexible electronics. The technology has been developed by PowerFilm's majority owned subsidiary Phicot, in collaboration with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and the Army Research Laboratory (ARL). PowerFilm has licensed in HP's self aligning imprint lithography (SAIL) technology.

    As previously announced, PowerFilm has received approximately $5.5m funding from ARL to develop a self powered flexible display for soldiers using a combination of PowerFilm's flexible display technology and its thin film solar material to allow it to be self-powered.

    Additional potential applications include items such as a ruggedized deployable briefing board for the military and other display screens, ebooks, and other consumer electronics devices, and billboards.

    The technology has been developed in the USA, where the working prototypes also have been made. PowerFilm has been active in the area of roll to roll flexible electronics for a decade, with the past 5 years focused on the development of flexible display technology.

    The Company is active in the flexible electronics industry and in 2010 PowerFilm and HP were awarded the FlexTech Alliance's R&D Achievement Award.

    The next steps are continued yield improvement, along with funding and site selection for the pilot manufacturing facility.

    ** Technology photos available upon request.

    A copy of this announcement will be available on the PowerFilm website at The common shares of PowerFilm, Inc. are traded on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange and are not registered under the US Securities Act 1933, as amended. Such shares may not be offered or sold to residents of the United States or to persons acting on their behalf, or to other persons who are "United States Persons" within the meaning of Regulation S as promulgated under the Securities Act of 1933, unless such shares have been registered under the Securities Act or there is an available exemption from registration.

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    "Phour G" Service Will Be Available at the Phish FestivalVerizon Wireless Activates 4G LTE service at Watkins Glen International-- First 4G LTE deployment in Central New York State-- 4G LTE provides data speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G service-- Concertgoers can use 4G LTE-capable smartphones, laptop modems and mobile hotspots at the track and in the Village of Watkins Glen

    WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans attending this weekend's Super Ball IX Phish Festival will be among the first in Central New York to sample Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE high-speed data network. The company announced today it has activated 4G LTE technology on two cell sites covering the Watkins Glen International race track, as well as surrounding areas including the Village of Watkins Glen. The 4G LTE technology will remain on the sites permanently as part of the company's nationwide rollout of its super-fast data network, giving racing fans the opportunity to use their 4G LTE-capable devices when NASCAR comes to The Glen in August.

    Concertgoers, local residents and other visitors to the area can now use their 4G LTE smartphones, laptop modems and hotspots to take advantage of speeds up to 10 times faster than the company's 3G network. In real-world, fully-loaded network environments, 4G LTE users should experience average data rates of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) on the downlink and 2 to 5 Mbps on the uplink.

    Verizon Wireless introduced the globe's first large-scale LTE network on December 5, 2010, covering more than 110 million Americans, and is quickly expanding national coverage, currently offering service in 74 metropolitan areas, including Rochester, N.Y. The company is rapidly building out its 4G LTE network, and is on course to deliver 4G LTE to its entire 3G wireless footprint by the end of 2013. The service will be available in the Albany, Syracuse and Ithaca areas by the end of the year.

    As the first wireless company in the world to broadly deploy game-changing 4G LTE technology, Verizon Wireless is committed to building its 4G network with the same performance and reliability for which it has long been recognized. Verizon Wireless' consistent focus on reliability is based on rigid engineering standards and a disciplined deployment approach year after year. The company's 700 MHz spectrum gives Verizon Wireless specific advantages with 4G, including a contiguous, nationwide network license.

    Visit for more information about Verizon Wireless' 4G LTE network.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: John O'Malley, +1-585-321-7264 or +1-585-261-5899,,; Meredith
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    New IBM System z Mainframe Servers at Turkish Garanti Bank Help Introduce New Services

    ISTANBUL, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM today announced that Garanti Bank has selected IBM System z mainframe servers as the foundation of its banking infrastructure. The increased performance of the new IBM System z Mainframe servers will help Garanti Banks provide services to more than 950,000 clients and process more than 200 million transactions a day.

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    "Our new IBM System z Servers keep us ahead of the competition in attracting and retaining customers," said Tufan Alatan Vice President at Garanti Technology, a Dogus Group company that today is one of the largest IT services providers in Turkey.

    Under the agreement IBM provided Garanti Bank with a solution based on two IBM System z Enterprise Class servers running the IBM z/OS operating system. The core banking systems run on an IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS) Transaction Server mainframe with data managed using IBM DB2 for z/OS software. The servers are clustered using IBM Parallel Sysplex technology enabling Garanti Bank to safeguard and recover critical information and reduce possible downtime in the case of a systems failure.

    The adoption of IBM's System z reinforced Garanti's strategy to deliver fast and secure banking services 24 hours a day, ensuring fast, scalable, robust, flexible, cost-effective and secure environment across different channels - banking branches, ATMs, POSs, Internet and mobile channels.

    "Drawing on IBM's globally-integrated network of capabilities and expertise, we offer our clients the possibility to have solutions especially optimized to manage specific workloads," said Gulseli Zeren Karadere, Director Finance and Public Sector, IBM Turkey. "This allows our clients to take advantage of that IBM knowledge and get a jump start on deploying solutions specifically tailored to their production environment."

    For additional information visit

    Contacts: Ron FavaliI IBM 813-356-4010 Mine Oyal Hosca IBM Turk Ltd. Sti. +90 212 317 12 86

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    WESCO International, Inc. to Announce Second Quarter 2011 Earnings on July 21, 2011; Conference Call and Live Webcast Scheduled for 11:00 A.M. ET

    PITTSBURGH, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WESCO International, Inc. , a leading provider of electrical and industrial MRO products, construction materials, and advanced integrated supply procurement outsourcing services, will announce second quarter 2011 earnings on Thursday, July 21st, 2011, before the opening of the New York Stock Exchange. The Company will host a conference call at 11:00 A.M. Eastern Time that day to discuss the earnings results.

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    The call will be available via conference call as well as a live audio webcast that can be accessed by clicking on the microphone icon on WESCO's home page at the website. The call replay will be available on the WESCO website through midnight, Wednesday, July 27, 2011.

    Dial in for the call is as follows: Conference telephone number: Participant Dial In: 800-860-2442 International Dial In: +1 412-858-4600 Confirmation Code: Ask for the "WESCO" conference call Replay: 877-344-7529 International Replay: +1 412-317-0088 Replay available from 1:00 PM ET July 21, 2011 thru midnight ET July 27, 2011. Confirmation Code: 10001842

    WESCO International, Inc. , a publicly traded Fortune 500 company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating ("MRO") and original equipment manufacturers ("OEM") products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistics services. 2010 annual sales were approximately $5.1 billion. The Company employs approximately 6,800 people, maintains relationships with over 17,000 suppliers, and serves over 100,000 customers worldwide. Customers include industrial and commercial businesses, contractors, governmental agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers and utilities. WESCO operates seven fully automated distribution centers and over 400 fullservice branches in North America and international markets, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

    The matters discussed herein may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. Certain of these risks are set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2009, as well as the Company's other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    AT&T Contribution Supports Ellis Island Museum Expansion

    NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On the eve of Independence Day weekend, The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation announced today a contribution from AT&T* for $50,000 that will be directed toward a significant expansion of the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, to be called the "Peopling of America(R) Center."

    Due to be completed in early 2013, the Peopling of America Center will enlarge the story currently told of the Ellis Island Era (1892-1954) to include the breadth of the American immigration experience, from this country's earliest days to the present.

    "We are very appreciative of the contribution from AT&T," said Stephen A. Briganti, President and CEO of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation. "Their investment will help us close the gap -- and make the new Peopling Center a reality."

    "AT&T has been committed to key programs developed and implemented by The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation," said William Leahy, vice president of state and legislative affairs strategy for AT&T. "The Peopling of America Center acknowledges our own country's rich diversity, and underscores The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation's commitment to updated, vibrant representations of the immigrant experience."

    The Foundation, working with its public partner, the National Park Service, first tackled restoration of the Statue of Liberty in the 1980s, culminating in "Liberty Weekend" exactly 25 years ago in 1986 -- a gala three-day event celebrating Lady Liberty's centennial restoration. The event, attended by President Reagan and President Francois Mitterand of France, was broadcast to 1.5 billion people in 51 countries. After that, the Foundation turned its attention to the restoration of Ellis Island, the largest historical restoration in the history of the United States. The restoration was completed and the world-class Ellis Island Immigration Museum was opened in September 1990. Since then, the Foundation has been working to promote knowledge of Ellis Island, the Statue and immigration history, establishing the American Immigrant Wall of Honor(R) and the American Family Immigration History Center(R), which has made 25 million Ellis Island arrival records available to museum and on-line visitors.

    For more information about The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, go to

    About The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

    The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to raise funds for and oversee the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, working in partnership with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior. Its endowment has funded over 200 projects at the islands.

    About Philanthropy at AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is committed to advancing education, strengthening communities and improving lives. Through its philanthropic initiatives, AT&T has a long history of supporting projects that create learning opportunities; promote academic and economic achievement; and address community needs. In 2010, more than $148.2 million was contributed through corporate-, employee- and AT&T Foundation-giving programs.

    About AT&T

    AT&T operates the nation's largest Wi-Fi network** with more than 24,000 hotspots in the U.S. and provides access to more than 135,000 hotspots globally through roaming agreements. Most AT&T smartphone customers get access to our entire national Wi-Fi network at no additional cost, and Wi-Fi usage doesn't count against customers' monthly wireless data plans.

    AT&T's mobile broadband network is based on the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) family of technologies that includes GSM and UMTS, the most widely used wireless network platforms in the world. AT&T has the broadest international coverage of any U.S. wireless provider, providing access to voice service in more than 220 countries and data service in more than 200 countries.

    For updates on the AT&T wireless network, please visit the AT&T network news page.

    For more information about AT&T's coverage in New York City or anywhere in the United States, consumers can visit the AT&T Coverage Viewer.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    ** Largest based on company branded and operated hotspots. Access includes AT&T Wi-Fi Basic. A Wi-Fi enabled device required. Other restrictions apply. See for details and locations.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Ed Bergstraesser of AT&T Public Affairs, +1-845-546-8300 cell,; or Peg Zitko of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island
    Foundation, Inc., +1-212-561-4517,

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    Neustar Closes Acquisition of Evolving Systems' Numbering Solutions Assets

    STERLING, Va., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Neustar, Inc. , a provider of market-leading, innovative solutions and directory services that enables trusted communication across networks, applications and enterprises around the world, today announced that the company has closed the acquisition of assets from Evolving Systems' Numbering Solutions business for approximately $39.0 million in cash. The Numbering Solutions business expands Neustar's Carrier Services portfolio, adding new operational support systems (OSS) solutions.


    "The proliferation of network-connected devices provides consumers with valuable services, but also significantly increases the complexity in operators' networks," said Lisa Hook, Neustar's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Neustar's aim is to provide solutions that help operators simplify their OSS architectures by offering increased network and service intelligence. The addition of the Evolving Systems' Numbering Solutions business to our Carrier Services portfolio enables Neustar to further streamline network management and improve the quality of services offered in an IP world."

    Neustar's acquisition of the Numbering Solutions business from Evolving Systems is the company's latest strategic investment that strengthens and expands its business and information analytics portfolio. The Numbering Solutions technology complements Neustar's services by offering operators order management and inventory solutions through either a locally deployed or hosted model. The integration of this business with Neustar's Carrier Services operating segment advances the Neustar strategy to help customers better manage the transition to IP networks, reduce network complexity, and increase their ability to deliver advanced services.

    About Neustar, Inc.

    Neustar, Inc. provides market-leading, innovative solutions and directory services that enable trusted communication across networks, applications, and enterprises around the world. Visit Neustar online at

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    TI-Nspire Technology from Texas Instruments: A Catalyst for Interactive Learning in Chemistry EducationNew Color Display Handheld and Data Collection Solutions Bring Inquiry-Based Learning to Interactive Chemistry Classroom

    DALLAS, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer in full swing, thoughts of beakers and Bunsen burners in chemistry class are far from most students' thoughts. But with the Fourth of July holiday just around the corner, they might want to break out the Periodic Table of Elements to discover the colorful connections between chemistry and the brilliant displays overhead.

    "The study of chemistry helps students see the visible world in a different way once they discover it's 100 percent based on the physical and chemical properties of elements," said Erick Archer, science subject matter specialist for Texas Instruments Education Technology. "From the fuel that supports our sun to the way in which our world is structured, those really big things are made from very small things."

    Texas Instruments is assisting students in their exploration by posting chemistry-themed activities on its Facebook page throughout next week (week of July 4). Through these activities, students will be able to discover everyday applications of chemistry. For example, one activity focuses on light wave frequency and the relation to color while another looks at how elements are charged and their interaction.

    The self-contained activities also help students explore the powerful teaching and learning capabilities of TI-Nspire(TM) technology even if they don't own the TI-Nspire(TM) CX handheld or the TI-Nspire(TM) Software version 3.0. Students will be able to access the activities through the TI-Nspire Document Player, a free online tool that enables anyone to share and explore TI-Nspire documents created with TI-Nspire computer software. Additional math and science activities will be posted throughout the summer.

    "Chemistry is a subject where seeing the abstract is critical to exploring and learning key concepts," Archer continued. "For example, TI-Nspire-based lessons, created by teachers, can feature dynamic, full-color simulations of chemical reactions. Color also helps students better visualize the data they collect and analyze during lab experiences, helping them explore and learn traditional concepts."

    When school reconvenes in the fall, chemistry teachers can take advantage of TI-Nspire technology in both the lab and the classroom. TI brings together a suite of interactive science teaching and learning tools including the color-display TI-Nspire CX handheld, TI-Nspire Software version 3.0, the TI-Nspire Lab Cradle and the new Vernier DataQuest(TM) application for TI-Nspire to create a powerful chemistry solution in the classroom and in the lab. More than 60 data collection sensors by Vernier Software & Technology are compatible with TI-Nspire technology.

    "The two main components of every chemistry class, the lab and the classroom, are now covered with a single technology," Archer said. "Whether using TI-Nspire technology in a class lesson on periodicity or a lab-based exercise studying phase changes, TI-Nspire technology can help students more deeply engage in chemistry."

    Todd Morstein, a chemistry teacher at Glacier High School in Kalispell, Mont., understands how important that is for his students.

    "I use data collection frequently in my classroom," said Morstein, who also is an instructor for TI's Teachers Teaching with Technology(TM) (T3 (TM)) professional development organization. "My students go into the lab with TI-Nspire technology and Vernier tools to collect data such as temperature and conductivity. When we return to the classroom, my students analyze that data graphically and numerically to make the real-world chemistry connections."

    The new TI-Nspire CX handheld, with its 16-bit, 320 x 240 pixel, high-resolution color display, helps students better visualize formulas and scientific equations; interpret data, charts and graphics; and view full-color images and animations to highlight concepts and deepen understanding. The TI-Nspire CX handheld is permitted for use on the AP* Chemistry exam. It also is permitted on SAT*, AP*, PSAT/NSMQT*, IB(R), and ACT(R) college entrance exams, as well as many state standardized tests.

    At retail, the TI-Nspire CX handheld comes with the TI-Nspire Student Software for home use. The TI-Nspire Student Software includes the same features and functionality as the handheld enabling students to work either on the handheld or a computer and transfer documents between the two. TI-Nspire Teacher Software is included in the TI-Nspire CX Teacher Bundles, available through instructional product dealers. The software works on both Mac(R) and PC computers.

    For a list of retailers and detailers where TI-Nspire products are available, visit For more information on TI-Nspire CX handhelds, the TI-Nspire Lab Station or the full line of TI-Nspire technology and resources, visit

    About Texas Instruments

    Education Technology, a business unit of Texas Instruments, provides a wide range of tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications, helping students and teachers to explore mathematics and science interactively. TI's products and services are tested vigorously against recognized third-party research, which shows that the use of graphing calculators helps improve the mathematical skills of students and their attitudes toward mathematics. For more information, visit

    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 30 countries. For more information, visit

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    GeckoSystems' Board Authorizes Additional Share Buy Back

    CONYERS, Ga., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GeckoSystems Intl. Corp. , a dynamic leader in the development and usage of "Mobile Robot Solutions for Safety, Security and Service"(TM) for the emerging mobile robotics industry, reported today its board of directors recently authorized a share buy back of over thirty million shares.

    "We have long expressed and demonstrated our commitment to increasing stockholder value. At the beginning of this year we bought back 185,000,000 shares that reduced our issued and outstanding over 25 percent. Our second buyback this year of 40,000,000 shares reduced our issued and outstanding by more than 7 percent. This soon to be completed, third buy back of more than 6.6 percent of all issued and outstanding gives continuing substance to that commitment. Including this planned buy back, over 250,000,000 GOSY shares will have been purchased since the beginning of this year and will reduce the issued and outstanding to 466,160,675 of which 128,864,235 shares are in the public float. This latest stock buy back presents many benefits to our large shareholder base, just as a stock dividend would," said Martin Spencer, President/CEO, GeckoSystems Intl. Corp.

    "It gives me great pleasure to be able to continue rewarding our loyal shareholders with another GOSY stock buy back. Our company has made some difficult decisions this year in order to continue with the development of our robotic technology and yet satisfy our long time shareholders. I am pleased that one of those decisions has been to lower our issued and outstanding number of shares by effectuating three stock buy backs," said Elaine Spencer, GeckoSystems' Corporate Secretary/Treasurer.

    GeckoSystems has a well-educated and experienced management team that was able to secure its trading symbol by satisfying FINRA's 15c2-11 requirements. Subsequently, GeckoSystems became DTC eligible and a DRS participant to further enhance stockholder liquidity and value.

    Martin Spencer stated, "Due to the need for equity financing for high-growth firms, GeckoSystems has worked for more than ten years to become fully reporting as soon as financially viable. In fact, the Company has been successfully audited twice, for two-year periods each, and found to be fully compliant under thorough outside financial audits prepared by SEC-certified CPA firms with the Financial Accounting Standards Board's (FASB's) generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

    "As a result of the level of risk inherent in high-tech, emerging market development stage firms such as ours, especially during these challenging economic times, we clearly understand that only equity (not debt) instruments can provide sufficient return on investment (ROI) for investors to assume the risk of purchasing any high tech, emerging market stock such as GOSY," continued Spencer. "Hence our long-time efforts in this regard, and determination to continue our move upward to not only a more pronounced domestic stock exchange, but also those with international reach, such as OTCQX.

    "We will complete this buy back forthwith to once again demonstrate our commitment to increasing stockholder value to our approximately 1,400 small investors. The 2011 outlook is exceptionally positive with numerous licensing initiatives presently in Japan, plus a significant technological breakthrough in GeckoImager(TM). These advances are expected to open up more markets in the near term. As promised in our February press release, we have now completed yet another stock buy back this year. We plan to effectuate more GOSY stock buy backs to further reduce the number of shares issued and outstanding until such time our price per share is no longer severely undervalued," concluded Spencer.

    About the CareBot:

    GeckoSystems has focused on mobile robot safety for over thirteen years. Their first product, a family care robot, has multiple layers of safety precautions. These safeguards are enabled three ways: mechanical, electronic, and using AI computer software.

    --  First, the robot is very stable and difficult to tip over since nearly
    seventy percent of its weight is less than eight inches above the floor
    and sits low between large, ten-inch diameter wheels.  The wheels are
    wide and soft enough such that if the robot did go over a child's arm,
    for example, it would not break the skin or any bones.
    --  Second, multiple layers of sensors are fused to provide a safety
    umbrella to enable actionable situational awareness. Going outward from
    the center of the CareBot is the GeckoTactileShroud(tm), which detects
    where on its shroud it has been bumped by people or animals. The
    GeckoImager(tm) detects virtually everything in the front and to the
    sides of this fully autonomous mobile robot up to sixty inches.
    Obstacles more distant are detected by twin ultrasonic rangefinders.
    --  Third, the advanced AI navigation software, GeckoNav(tm), takes in the
    hundreds of sensor readings per second and using its high level
    situational awareness, consistently avoids unforeseen static and/or
    dynamic obstacles for safe movements.

    Like an automobile, the CareBot is made from steel, aluminum, plastic, and electronics, but with ten to twenty times the amount of software running. It has an aluminum frame, plastic shroud, two independently driven wheels, multiple sensor systems, microprocessors and several onboard computers connected by a local area network (LAN). The microprocessors directly interact with the sensor systems and transmit data to the onboard computers. The onboard computers each run independent, highly specialized cooperative/subsumptive artificial intelligence (AI) software programs, GeckoSavants, which interact to complete tasks in a timely, intelligent and common sense manner. GeckoSuper, GeckoNav, GeckoChat, GeckoScheduler and GeckoTrak are primary, high level GeckoSavants. GeckoNav is responsible for maneuvering, avoiding dynamic and/or static obstacles, seeking waypoints and patrolling. GeckoChat is responsible for interaction with the care-receiver such as answering questions, assisting with daily routines and reminders, and responding to other verbal commands. GeckoTrak, which is mostly transparent to the user, enables the CareBot to maintain proximity to the care-receiver using sensor fusion. The CareBot is a new type of Internet appliance, a personal assistant life support robot, which is accessible for remote video/audio monitoring and telepresence.

    About the Company:

    Since 1997, GeckoSystems has developed a comprehensive, coherent, and sufficient suite of hardware and software inventions to enable a new type of home appliance (a personal companion robot) the CareBot(tm), to be created for the mass consumer marketplace. The suite of primary inventions includes: GeckoNav(tm), GeckoChat(tm) and GeckoTrak(tm).

    The primary market for this product is the family for use in eldercare, care for the chronically ill, and childcare. The primary distribution channel for this new home appliance is the thousands of independent personal computer retailers in the U.S. The manufacturing infrastructure for this new product category of mobile service robots is essentially the same as the personal computer industry. Several outside contract manufacturers have been identified and qualified their ability to produce up to 1,000 CareBots per month within four to six months.

    The Company is market driven. At the time of founding, nearly 14 years ago, the Company did extensive primary market research to determine the demographic profile of the early adopters of the then proposed product line. Subsequent to, and based on that original market research, they have assembled numerous focus groups to evaluate the fit of the CareBot personal robot into the participant's lives and their expected usage. The Company has also frequently employed the Delphi market research methodology by contacting and interviewing senior executives, practitioners, and researchers knowledgeable in the area of elder care. Using this factual basis of internally performed primary and secondary market research, and third party research is the statistical substance for the Company's sales forecasts.

    Not surprisingly the scientific statistical analyses applied revealed that elderly over sixty-five living alone in metropolitan areas with broadband Internet available and sufficient household incomes to support the increased costs were identified as those most likely to adopt initially. Due to the high cost of assisted living, nursing homes, etc. the payback for a CareBot is expected to be only six to eight months while keeping elderly care receivers independent, in their own long time homes, and living longer due to the comfort and safety of more frequent attention from their loved ones.

    The Company's "mobile robot solutions for safety, security and service(tm)" are appropriate not only for the consumer, but also professional healthcare, commercial security and defense markets. Professional healthcare require cost effective, timely errand running, portable telemedicine, etc. Homeland Security requires cost effective mobile robots to patrol and monitor public venues for weapons and WMD detection. Military users desire the elimination of the "man in the loop" to enable unmanned ground and air vehicles to not require constant human control and/or intervention.

    The Company's business model is very much like that of an automobile manufacturer. Due to the final assembly, test, and shipping being done based on geographic and logistic realities; strategic business-to-business relationships can range from private labeling to joint manufacturing and distribution to licensing only.

    Several dozen patent opportunities exist for the Company due to the many innovative and cost effective breakthroughs embodied not only in GeckoNav, GeckoChat, and GeckoTrak, but also in additional, secondary systems that include: GeckoOrient(TM), GeckoMotorController(TM), the GeckoTactileShroud(TM), the GeckoImager(TM), and the GeckoSPIO(TM).

    What Does a CareBot Do for the Care Giver?

    The short answer is that it decreases the difficulty and stress for the caregiver that needs to watch over Grandma, Mom, or other family members most, if not much, of the time day in and day out due to concerns about their well being, safety, and security.

    But, first let's look at some other labor saving, automatic home appliances most of us use routinely. For example, needing to do two or more necessary chores and/or activities at the same time, like laundering clothes and preparing supper.

    The automatic washing machine needs no human intervention after the dirty clothes are placed in the washer, the laundry powder poured in, and the desired wash cycle set. Then, this labor saving appliance runs automatically until the washed clothes are ready to be placed in another labor saving home appliance, the automatic clothes dryer. While the clothes are being washed and/or dried, the caregiver prepares supper using several time saving home appliances like the microwave oven, "crock" pot, blender, and conventional stove, with possible convection oven capabilities.

    After supper, the dirty pots, pans, and dishes are placed in the automatic dishwasher to be washed and dried while the family retires to the den to watch TV, and/or the kids to do homework. Later, perhaps after the kids have gone to bed, the caregiver may then have the time to fold, sort, and put up the now freshly laundered clothes.

    So what does a CareBot do for the caregiver? It is a new type of labor saving, time management automatic home appliance.

    For example, the care giver frequently feels time stress when they need to go shopping for 2 or 3 hours, and are uncomfortable when they have to be away for more than an hour or so. Time stress is much worse for the caregiver with a frail elderly parent that must be reminded to take medications at certain times of the day. How can the caregiver be away for 3-4 hours when Grandma must take her prescribed medication every 2 or 3 hours? If the caregiver is trapped in traffic for an hour or two beyond the 2 or 3 they expected to be gone, this "time stress" can be very difficult for the caregiver to moderate.

    Not infrequently, the primary caregiver has a 24 hour, 7 days a week responsibility. After weeks and weeks of this sometimes tedious, if not onerous routine, how does the caregiver get a "day off?" To bring in an outsider is expensive (easily $75-125 per day for just 8 hours) and there is the concern that medication will be missed or the care receiver have an accident requiring immediate assistance by the caregiver, or someone they must designate. And the care receiver may be very resistant to a "stranger" coming in to her home and "running things."

    So what is it worth for a care receiver to have an automatic system to help take care of Grandma? Just 3 or 4 days a month "off" on a daylong shopping trip, a visit with friends, or just take in a movie would cost $225-500 per month. And that scenario assumes that Grandma is willing to be taken care of by a "stranger" during those needed and appropriate days off.

    So perhaps, an automatic caregiver, a CareBot, might be pretty handy, and potentially very cost effective from the primary caregiver's perspective.

    What Does a CareBot Do for the Care Receiver?

    It's a new kind of companion that always stays close to them enabling family and friends to care for them from afar. It tells them jokes, retells family anecdotes, reminds them to take medication, reminds them that family is coming over soon (or not at all), recites Bible verses, plays favorite songs and/or other music. It alerts them when unexpected visitors, or intruders are present. It notifies designated caregivers when a potentially harmful event has occurred, such as a fall, fire in the home, or simply been not found by the CareBot for too long. It responds to calls for help and notifies those that the caregiver determined should be immediately notified when any predetermined adverse event occurs.

    The family can customize the personality of the CareBot. The voice's cadence can be fast or slow. The intonation can be breathy, or abrupt. The voice's volume can range from very loud to very soft. The response phrases from the CareBot for recognized words and phrases can be colloquial and/or unique to the family's own heritage. The personality can range from brassy to timid depending on how the care giver, and others appropriate, chooses it to be.

    Generally, the care receiver is pleased at the prospect of family being able to drop in for a "virtual visit" using the onboard webcam and video monitor for at home "video conferencing." The care receiver may feel much more needed and appreciated when their far flung family and friends can "look in" on them any where in the world where they can get broadband internet access and simply chat for a bit.

    Why is Grandma really interested in a CareBot? She wants to stay in her home, or her family's home, as long as she possibly can. What's that worth? Priceless. Or, an average nursing home is $5,000 per month for an environment that is too often the beginning of a spiral downward in the care receiver's health. That's probably $2-3K more per month for them to be placed where they really don't want to be. Financial payback on a CareBot? Less than a year- Emotional payback for the family to have this new automatic care giver? Nearly instantaneous-


    YouTube:Kinect Enabled Personal Robot video: this video one will observe static and dynamic obstacle avoidance into and back out of a cluttered and narrow "gauntlet alley." One may determine that the movements are smoother than what most people could do using a joystick, human controlled mobile platform. One will witness three low levels of obstacle avoidance: reactive, proactive, and contemplative. No prior mapping or path planning was performed before or during the demonstration run. GeckoNav, the AI savant doing the guiding, controls all mobile activities during this demo. You will witness subsumptive AI behaviors occurring as obstacle avoidance subsumes way point seek and vice versa with an emergent behavior expressed as errand running down a cluttered hallway and back without any human intervention.

    One CareBot(TM) One Family

    Mobile Robot Navigates Dining Room & Kitchen

    Telephone:Main number: 1-866-CAREBOT (227-3268)International: +1 678-413-9236Fax: +1 678-413-9247

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    The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Hewlett-Packard Company, Cisco Systems, Apple, Microsoft Corp and Dell

    CHICAGO, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: Hewlett-Packard Company , Cisco Systems , Apple , Microsoft Corp and Dell Inc.


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    HP Shifts Focus to China

    The largest PC maker Hewlett-Packard Company recently announced its expansion plans for China. The tech major announced a series of new initiatives which may be expected to strengthen its presence in China. Moreover, the investment is expected to deliver a seamless and secure solution for the connected world.

    The company is planning to make investments in cloud computing, systems research and development, technology infrastructure transformation projects and social media platforms, which will ultimately strengthen its presence in China's largest cities and accelerate its growth in the Chinese market. The growth plan is inline with China's industrial priorities and is befitting with HP's strategic growth plans for the region.

    In China, the company's main focus would be in cloud computing and social media. The company didn't provide much detail about the size of the investment, but the Chief Executive Officer Leo Apotheker, is bullish on the region. The CEO is also of the opinion that China's vibrant economy, with high growth rate in social and mobile connectivity, and strong commitment to innovation, which presents tremendous opportunities for HP.

    HP will cash in on China's Internet population (the largest in the world today), and that fact that its need for rapid infrastructure growth requires flexible, fast and seamless technology to support bandwidth-hungry applications. This has resulted in increasing the need for mobility, security and manageability of the network. Moreover, the acquisition of 3Com which is already paying rich dividends to the company.

    The company has a business plan in place wherein, it has opened its first HP Cloud Executive Briefing Center in Tianjin to provide customers in China and the region with hands-on experience in operating HP-led cloud environments.

    Moreover, HP will also tap the strong engineering talent in Beijing, expand its presence and investments in Shanghai with additional manufacturing facilities, and will also move ahead keeping pace with China's 12th five-year plan, enhancing its presence across major cities, including Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing, to tackle complex infrastructure, energy and healthcare issues. We believe this strategic growth plan will have a positive impact on the Asian business of the company.

    The company's growth story remains intact given its track record of acquisitions, new deal wins and deeper penetration in existing markets. HP recently signed a deal to acquire Printelligent, a closely held provider of managed print services (MPS) for an undisclosed sum.

    This acquisition is a part of the company's strategy to optimize the traditional technology environment that its customers depend on and deliver a connected world between the customer and the enterprise.

    It seems that the company is undergoing significant structural changes given its longer lead time and services selling, as well as the lengthy revenue recognition cycle. We are expecting a change in the process during fiscal 2012.

    Hewlett-Packard reigns supreme in the computing world with its strong business model and leadership position in both PC and Server segments. The company is also well positioned to challenge Cisco Systems Inc. in the networking space and gain significant market share. Given its strong market position, HP should benefit substantially from the revival in the U.S., as well as growing Asian demand.

    Despite the company's market position and compelling product line, we remain cautious about future growth, especially as competition from other big technology players, such as Cisco Systems , Apple , Acer, Microsoft Corp and Dell Inc. heats up. The increasing competition may be expected to impact pricing in the market, moderating profitability to some extent.

    Currently, Hewlett Packard has a Zacks #3 Rank, implying a short-term Hold rating.

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    Michigan Campers Getting Mobile This SummerState of Michigan Launches First App With AT&T's Mobile Enterprise Application Platform

    LANSING, Mich., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Along with the tent, sleeping bag, bug spray and s'mores, there's one more essential camping supply this summer. As campers gear up for a few days in the great outdoors this Fourth of July, they can add the "MI Camping and Recreation Locator" mobile app to the list of necessities.

    The State of Michigan's Department of Natural Resources and AT&T* launched the app just in time for one of the busiest camping seasons of the year. As the name suggests, the app locates and provides helpful details about where people can camp, boat, hike and swim. Some of the features include:

    --  List of campgrounds
    --  Campsite amenities and fees
    --  Camping terms and features
    --  List of trails
    --  List of visitor centers
    --  Calendar of events

    In the future, the app will also assist in reserving a campsite after narrowing down the perfect park. Other future features include the "24 Hour Fishing License," where anglers can purchase a license on the fly.

    "Creative use of technology will help the Department of Natural Resources increase visitors to our state parks and recreation areas," said Department of Natural Resources Director Rodney Stokes. "This is the first of many phone apps we hope to develop to assist our customers in the outdoors and attract new customers to Michigan's amazing natural resources."

    The free app is available on most platforms, including Android, BlackBerry and more.

    AT&T Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform

    The "MI Camping and Recreation Locator" is one of many apps already deployed via AT&T Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform, but is a first for the State. AT&T Mobile Enterprise Applications Platform supports a variety of mobile platforms, making it easy for agencies to integrate applications across multiple device systems. This feature allows governments like the State of Michigan to build an application once and then deploy it to virtually any combination of mobile devices.

    AT&T is hosting the application in its highly secure AT&T Synaptic Hosting(SM) environment, a cloud-like service. With this service, AT&T operates, monitors and maintains the servers and storage related to this application.

    *AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates - AT&T operating companies - are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes the nation's fastest mobile broadband network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless, Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile broadband and emerging 4G capabilities, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S. carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse(R) and AT&T |DIRECTV brands. The company's suite of IP-based business communications services is one of the most advanced in the world. In domestic markets, AT&T Advertising Solutions and AT&T Interactive are known for their leadership in local search and advertising.

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    CONTACT: Jackie Janus, AT&T Corporate Communications, +1-314-982-1742,

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    California Adopts Unconstitutional Internet Sales Tax Law; (aka Cuts Marketing Ties and Redirects Ad Dollars to California CustomersFree $20 Club O Accounts Preloaded with $10 in Club O Rewards Given to Customers in CA

    SALT LAKE CITY, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --, also known as, Inc. today announced that it will award free Club O accounts ($20 value) pre-loaded with $10 in Club O Reward dollars to top customers in California where the company canceled ad contracts because of the recently passed unconstitutional Sales Tax Law.

    "California's new law that makes out-of-state retailers collect sales tax simply for having business relations with marketing affiliates in those states is unconstitutional," said CEO Patrick Byrne. "So we have severed relationships with all of our affiliates in California. Like we've done in other states, we have taken the money we would normally pay those affiliates, and are using it to reward our best customers in those states. Any customer in California that has spent more than $300 in the past year will receive a free Club O membership (normally priced at $20) and their membership account will come preloaded with an additional $10 balance. Those qualifying that are already Club O members will also have $10 added to their existing Club O Rewards account and their membership extended for one year." has long opposed state laws designed to force out-of-state retailers to collect sales tax merely for using in-state ad services. The company has mounted court challenges, citing Supreme Court decisions rendering these laws unconstitutional, and has now cut ties with local advertisers in Arkansas, Connecticut, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, New York and Rhode Island.

    About (also known as, also known as, is Your Online Savings Engine offering brand-name merchandise at discount prices. The company offers its customers an opportunity to shop for bargains conveniently, while offering its suppliers an alternative inventory distribution channel., headquartered in Salt Lake City, is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Global Market System and can be found online at and regularly posts information about the company and other related matters on its website under the heading "Investor Relations." is a registered trademark of, Inc. and Savings Engine(TM) are trademarks of, Inc. is a registered trademark and Club O(TM), and Your Online Savings Engine(TM) are trademarks of, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    This press release contains certain 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. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the date of the gift of the Club O membership, the amount of pre-loaded Club O rewards credit, and termination of affiliate marketers. Our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, or any amendments thereto, and our other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission identify important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections, estimates or forward-looking statements., Inc.

    CONTACT: Media, Roger Johnson, +1-801-947-4430,,
    or Investors, Kevin Moon, +1-801-947-3282,, both of, Inc.

    Web site:

    Salt Lake City Moves to SQL Server 2008 R2, Encourages Business GrowthCity government takes building permit process online, saving time and money while helping reduce carbon footprint.

    REDMOND, Wash., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Salt Lake City has adopted an online business solution powered by Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. By moving its building permit process to the Web, Utah's state capital has reduced time to gain permit approval by up to 50 percent.


    "We had to modernize our process to boost business development," said Orion Goff, director of Building Services, Salt Lake City. "We decided to move the whole system online to integrate departments, make the permit process easier and help reduce our carbon footprint."

    During the recession, construction and business development slowed in Salt Lake City. The city's complex, manual system compounded the problem and was discouraging to new business growth and expansion of existing operations in the city.

    To address these challenges, Salt Lake City took its system online. Building an integrated database on Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, the city began offering a Web-based interface that could be accessed by staff members, elected officials, business developers and the public. The online system will help Salt Lake City employees and customers drive an estimated 360,000 fewer miles, print 512,000 fewer pounds of paper and release 2,300 fewer pounds of hydrocarbons into the air each year.

    Goff has observed that the streamlined process has helped Salt Lake City convince businesses to keep and even expand operations within the city -- and has helped attract new business to the area.

    More information about Salt Lake City and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 can be found in the case study at

    More information about Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is available at

    Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

    PRN Photo Desk, Microsoft Corp.

    CONTACT: Rapid Response Team, Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, +1-503-443-7070,

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    CSI Board Increases Quarterly Cash Dividend by 13.6%23rd Consecutive Annual Increase in Cash Dividend

    PADUCAH, Ky., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) (OTCQX: CSVI) announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.125 per share representing a 13.6% increase over the $0.11 per share dividend paid in the prior quarter. The dividend is payable on September 26, 2011, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on September 1, 2011. The new quarterly dividend amount represents an indicated annual dividend rate of $0.50 per share.

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    "This is our 23rd consecutive annual increase in our cash dividend and highlights our focus on building long-term shareholder value through our cash dividend program," stated Steven A. Powless, Chief Executive Officer of CSI. "We believe the dividend increase underscores our strong financial condition and excellent cash flow from operations as well as our Board's confidence in CSI's future growth opportunities."

    CSI was recently featured as one of the "top performing U.S. Dividend Contenders" by Seeking Alpha. CSI was ranked as one of the top 15 companies for each of the 1-year, 3-year, 5-year and 10-year timeframes as measured by a stock's compounded annual growth rate assuming full dividend reinvestment at market price on the day the dividend is received.

    About Computer Services, Inc.

    Computer Services, Inc. (CSI) delivers core banking, payments processing, Internet, card services, risk assessment, fraud prevention, network management, regulatory compliance and document delivery solutions to financial institutions and corporate entities across the nation. Technology planning, personal account management and world-class customer service explain why CSI is known as one of the nation's premier providers of technology solutions for the financial services industry. CSI's stock is traded on the OTCQX under the symbol CSVI. For more information about CSI, visit

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements except historical statements contained herein constitute "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and are based only on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to future developments that may cause results to differ materially. Readers should carefully consider: (i) economic, competitive, technological and governmental factors affecting CSI's operations, customers, markets, services, products and prices; and (ii) other factors discussed in CSI's Information and Disclosure Statements and other documents posted from time to time on the OTCQX website, including without limitation, the description of the nature of CSI's business and its management discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations for reported periods. CSI undertakes no obligation to update, and is not responsible for updating, the information contained in this release beyond the publication date, whether as a result of new information or future events, or to conform the statement to actual results or changes in CSI's expectations, or otherwise or for changes made to this document by wire services or Internet services.

    PRN?Photo?Desk, Computer Services, Inc.

    CONTACT: David L. Simon, Treasurer & CFO, 800-545-4274, ext. 10126 or

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    WD(R) Sets July 21 for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results Conference Call and Webcast

    IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Digital Corp. today announced that the company will release its financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter ending July 1, 2011 after the close of market on the NYSE on Thursday, July 21, 2011. The investment community conference call to discuss these results will be broadcast live over the Internet that day at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. The live and archived conference call webcast can be accessed online at, click on "Conference Calls." The telephone replay dial-in number is 866.501.8774 in the U.S. or +1.203.369.1854 for international callers.

    About WD

    WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company designs and produces reliable, high-performance hard drives and solid state drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. Its advanced technologies are configured into applications for client and enterprise computing, embedded systems and consumer electronics, as well as its own consumer storage and home entertainment products.

    WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading OEMs, systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital(R) and WD(R) brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's Website ( to access a variety of financial and investor information.

    Western Digital, WD, and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.


    PRN Photo Desk, Western Digital Corp.

    CONTACT: Bob Blair, Investor Relations, +1-949-672-7834,, or Steve Shattuck, Public Relations, +1-949-672-7817,

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    Voip-Pal.Com Inc. Signs with SaSperBox.Com's High Performance Global Private Cloud Server Network

    BELLEVUE, Wash., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voip-Pal.Com Inc. is a provider of international calls using VoIP technology on the internet and smart cell phones. Voip-Pal's goal is to provide a quality, reliable, cost-effective and safe solution for the casual and business international traveler who must rely on their smartphones to communicate.

    Voip-Pal.Com Inc. ("Voip-Pal") announces its relationship with SaSperBox.Com ("SaSperBox") to host its VoIP Switch technology and Apps through the SaSperBox Cloud Computing Server. SaSperBox's Cloud Server will be the backbone of a new innovative, scalable, secure and quality Server to host the Company's VoIP software and their smartphone and PC tablet VoIP Apps.

    SaSperBox is a managed cloud hosting specialist that utilizes global data centers to host high speed enterprise level servers and solutions. SaSperBox gateways allow clients to reach the most remote locations over the cloud.

    Currently the SaSperBox Server is actively hosting Voip-Pal's redeveloped VoIP Switch technology, the iPhone and Android Apps. Customers can also use Voip-Pal service using the virtual telephone on their PC by registering on and downloading the virtual telephone. A minimum transaction fee of $10 will get the customer started with international calls for as low as 1 cent per minute. Enhanced features are offered such as call forwarding, virtual telephone numbers and digital voice mail sent to the user's email address.

    "SaSperBox has spent the last 5+ years perfecting its Cloud Technology and it is our belief that its private Cloud Server is the state-of-the-art and is unparalleled in its performance," says Dennis Chang, President. "The international market for VoIP services is enormous and it is far from being adequately tapped. The main challenge for all VoIP services is providing a reliable and quality service with strong security built in. No matter how sophisticated your VoIP service and Apps are, they cannot function properly across the numerous international fire walls without the kind of Cloud Technology that is represented by SaSperBox. We are extremely fortunate to build a relationship with SaSperBox and we believe that this relationship will help build an international customer and revenue base for both Voip-Pal and SaSperBox."

    "SaSperBox is providing an exclusive VoIP service hosting for Voip-Pal," adds Mr. Chang. "Although the nature of this Cloud Technology allows for hosting an unlimited customer base, SaSperBox will provide gateways throughout the major continents as Voip-Pal's customer base grows as anticipated. With our relationship with SaSperBox secured, Voip-Pal is ready to meet its goal of a quality, reliable and price competitive international VoIP service."

    "Cloud Computing is the next major revolution in technology," states Mukesh (Mike) Mohanbhai, Chief Technical Officer, "and it will redefine how we all do business. SaSperBox Cloud Servers will be located throughout Europe and Asia Pacific regions, and its speed and reliability allow non-interruptive service across international boundaries. That is because SaSperBox has firewall management technology that constantly monitors performance and reliability of networks. In addition, SaSperBox unique video recording technology allows server customers to audit and report on client usage per device."

    About Voip-Pal.Com Inc.

    Voip-Pal.Com Inc. is a broadband VoIP telecom company offering local and long distance VoIP services to consumers and business owners. The company offers turnkey VoIP communication and reseller solutions for its Partners. For more information, please contact Dennis Chang at or visit us at .

    To view Voip-Pal.Com Inc. June 6, 2011 News Release please click on this link:

    IR inquiries should be directed at or .

    To view the latest Real Time quotes, news, and financial information on the, please click on this link:

    All statements contained in this news release, other than those identifying historical facts, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Safe Harbor provisions as contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relating to the Company's future expectations, including but not limited to revenues and earnings, technology efficacy, strategies and plans, are subject to safe harbors protection. Actual Company results and performance may be materially different from any future results, performance, strategies, plans, or achievements that may be expressed or implied by any such forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements.

    Voip-Pal.Com CONTACT: Inc. IR inquiries chanelle@voip- info@voip-

    Voip-Pal.Com Inc.

    Web site:

    KEMET Announces Construction of New Manufacturing Facility In Macedonia

    GREENVILLE, S.C., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation , a leading manufacturer of tantalum, ceramic, aluminum, film, paper and electrolytic capacitors, today announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Skopje, Macedonia.

    "This facility is a component of KEMET's long-term strategy of consolidating and maintaining manufacturing for its European customer base, while fulfilling our objective of lowering the cost structure associated with our Film and Electrolytic business," stated Per Loof, Chief Executive Officer. "The first products to be manufactured at this new facility will be standard DC film capacitors which support many industries including alternative energy, automotive and industrial," continued Loof.

    The initial facility will be a total 10,000 square meters of manufacturing and administrative office space and employ approximately 200 people when fully operational. The expected completion date of the facility is summer 2012. The investment in this new facility, including transferred assets, is expected to be approximately euro 12 million. The cost of the facility construction during the company's current fiscal year is included in the previously announced capital plan for the year.

    About KEMET

    KEMET's common stock is listed on the NYSE under the symbol "KEM." At the Investor Relations section of our web site at, users may subscribe to KEMET news releases and find additional information about our Company. KEMET applies world class service and quality to deliver industry leading, high performance capacitance solutions to its customers around the world and offers the world's most complete line of surface mount and through-hole capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic, film, aluminum, electrolytic, and paper dielectrics. Additional information about KEMET can be found at


    Certain statements included herein contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws about KEMET Corporation's (the "Company") financial condition and results of operations that are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about the markets in which the Company operates, as well as management's beliefs and assumptions. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," variations of such words and other similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's judgment only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly any of these forward-looking statements to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

    Factors that may cause the actual outcome and results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements include, but are not necessarily limited to the following: (i) adverse economic conditions could impact the Company's ability to realize operating plans if the demand for the Company's products declines, and such conditions could adversely affect the Company's liquidity and ability to continue to operate; (ii) adverse economic conditions could cause the write down of long-lived assets; (iii) an increase in the cost or a decrease in the availability of the Company's principal raw materials; (iv) changes in the competitive environment of the Company; (v) uncertainty of the timing of customer product qualifications in heavily regulated industries; (vi) economic, political, or regulatory changes in the countries in which the Company operates; (vii) difficulties, delays or unexpected costs in completing the Company's restructuring plan; (viii) the inability to attract, train and retain effective employees and management; (ix) the inability to develop innovative products to maintain customer relationships and offset potential price erosion in older products; (x) exposure to claims alleging product defects; (xi) the impact of laws and regulations that apply to the Company's business, including those relating to environmental matters; (xii) volatility of financial and credit markets affecting the Company's access to capital; (xiii) the need to reduce the total costs of the Company's products to remain competitive; (xiv) potential limitation on the use of net operating losses to offset possible future taxable income; (xv) restrictions in the Company's debt agreements that limit the Company's flexibility in operating its business; (xvi) additional exercise of the warrant by K Equity, LLC which could potentially result in the existence of a significant stockholder who could seek to influence our corporate decisions; and (xvii) recent events in Japan could negatively impact our sales and supply chain. Other risks and uncertainties may be described from time to time in the Company's other reports and filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Contact: Dean W. Dimke Director of Corporate and Investor Communications 954.766.2806

    KEMET Corporation

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    Unisys Announces Date of Second-Quarter 2011 Financial Results and Conference Call

    BLUE BELL, Pa., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation said today that it will release its second-quarter 2011 financial results on Monday, July 25, 2011 after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange. Following the release, Unisys will host a conference call with the financial community from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results.

    The company will offer a live, listen-only Webcast of the conference call via a link on the Unisys Investor Web site at A replay of the Webcast will be available on the Unisys Investor Web site shortly following the conference call.

    About Unisys

    Unisys is a worldwide information technology company. We provide a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users and constituents, and modernize their enterprise applications. To provide these services and solutions, we bring together offerings and capabilities in outsourcing services, systems integration and consulting services, infrastructure services, maintenance services, and high-end server technology. With approximately 23,000 employees, Unisys serves commercial organizations and government agencies throughout the world. For more information, visit

    RELEASE NO.: 0701/9051

    Unisys is a registered trademark of Unisys Corporation. All other brands and products referenced herein are acknowledged to be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

    Unisys Corporation

    CONTACT: Media Contact: Jim Kerr, +1-215-986-5795,;
    Investor Contact: Niels Christensen, +1-215-986-6651,

    Web site:

    MEMC Announces Termination of Suntech Wafer Supply Agreement

    ST. PETERS, Mo., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. today announced that its affiliate, MEMC Singapore Pte. Ltd., and Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. have agreed to terminate their long-term solar wafer supply agreement.

    Under the terms of the supply agreement, which was originally signed in July 2006, MEMC was to supply solar wafers to Suntech over a 10-year period, with pre-determined pricing, on a take or pay basis beginning in January 2007. As part of the original supply agreement, Suntech advanced funds to MEMC in the form of a loan/security deposit and MEMC received a warrant to purchase up to a 4.99% equity stake in Suntech.

    Since the market downturn in early 2009, issues with respect to Suntech's price and volume purchase obligations under the supply agreement have created challenges to finding a mutually beneficial arrangement between the parties. After two formal contract amendments (in February 2009 and July 2009), in order to resolve these ongoing challenges, the companies have now agreed to terminate the supply agreement. In exchange for MEMC's agreement to terminate the supply agreement, Suntech has agreed to pay MEMC $120 million, through the retention by MEMC of $53 million of cash deposited previously by Suntech under the supply agreement and currently held by MEMC, and a $67 million irrevocable letter of credit established by Suntech for the benefit of MEMC, to be drawn upon in four equal installments on July 8, 2011, October 1, 2011, January 1, 2012 and April 1, 2012. The letter of credit has no drawing conditions other than the passage of time. MEMC has retained the Suntech warrant originally issued to MEMC in July 2006.

    "We are pleased to have reached a mutually agreeable conclusion to our 2006 solar wafer supply contract with Suntech," commented Ken Hannah, President of MEMC Solar Materials. "In early 2009 we began to diversify our solar wafer customer base, such that wafer sales to Suntech have gone from over 50% of our Solar Materials business in 2009 to just over 2% in Q1 2011 and 0% in Q2 2011. By putting this behind us, we look forward to establishing a new and beneficial commercial relationship with Suntech. MEMC's overarching strategy in solar, which includes wafer production, a diversified wafer customer base and a strong downstream pipeline through SunEdison, remains unchanged."

    MEMC is assessing the financial impact on its second quarter and full year 2011 earnings of the Suntech termination, related contract termination charges, and other restructuring actions being implemented by company management in response to the market downturn.

    About MEMC

    MEMC is a global leader in semiconductor and solar technology. MEMC has been a pioneer in the design and development of silicon wafer technologies for over 50 years. With R&D and manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, MEMC enables the next generation of high performance semiconductor devices and solar cells. Through its SunEdison subsidiary, MEMC is also a developer of solar power projects and a worldwide leader in solar energy services. MEMC's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "WFR" and is included in the S&P 500 Index. For more information about MEMC, please visit

    MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc.

    CONTACT: Media: Bill Michalek, Director, Corporate Communications,
    +1-636-474-5443, or Investors/Analysts: Chris Chaney, Director, Investor
    Relations, +1-636-474-5226

    Web site:

    NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Wave Systems, Apple, Corning, TriQuint Semiconductor, and Avago Technologies

    PRINCETON, N.J., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has updated outlooks for Wave Systems , Apple , Corning , TriQuint Semiconductor , and Avago Technologies .

    Next Inning editor Paul McWilliams has leveraged a decades-long career as a semiconductor industry insider to deliver in-depth insights and winning stock selections for his newsletter subscribers. McWilliams' Next Inning model portfolio has posted huge gains, returning 316% since its inception in 2002, and he has been picking more potential big winners for 2011.

    McWilliams has been right on target this year with his predictions on the direction of the market. In mid-May McWilliams advised his readers that we would be in for about five or six weeks of souring market conditions, but following that, McWilliams predicted that tech stock prices would rally as Wall Street looked towards what McWilliams stated weeks earlier would be a stronger second half. One look at the charts is all it takes to see his timing was again impeccable.

    With tech stocks now in the rebound mode, McWilliams is continuing to help his readers identify which ones are poised to be the big winners in the July earnings season and which ones he would avoid. To help Next Inning readers make better informed decisions, Next Inning has begun publishing its highly acclaimed State of Tech series, offering in-depth, sector-by-sector coverage of over 65 leading tech companies.

    In addition to the State of Tech series, trial subscribers will also receive real-time trade alerts, daily updates, and McWilliams' in depth earnings previews.

    To take advantage of this offer and receive these reports for free, please visit the following link:

    McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

    -- In a 12-page report that includes in depth analysis and information gathered from interviews with Wave Systems' executives, McWilliams lays out the full Wave Systems story, including the firm's upside potential in the lucrative IT security market and the risks that Wave investors face. Does McWilliams see Wave as a candidate to be a massive winner, with the potential to reward investors many times over, or is Wave's upside limited by competitive factors and the intricacies of the markets in which it operates? This report is an essential read for Wave investors.

    -- Does McWilliams believe the softness in Apple shares this year has been warranted? Does McWilliams expect Apple to go on an acquisition spree with its massive cash hoard? What well-known electronics brand might make a good target for Apple? Are Wall Street's full-year earnings estimates for Apple too low? Does a valuation analysis suggest Apple shares should be trading at $450 or even $550?

    -- Should Corning investors be optimistic ahead of its upcoming earnings report? Based on an in depth valuation analysis, what is McWilliams' fair value range for Corning and how much upside does it represent?

    -- Should investors view the recent dip in the price of TriQuint as a buying opportunity? What three factors are working in favor of long-term growth for RF semiconductor companies like TriQuint and Avago?

    Founded in September 2002, Next Inning's model portfolio has returned 316% since its inception versus 46% for the S&P 500.

    About Next Inning:

    Next Inning is a subscription-based investment newsletter that provides regular coverage on more than 150 technology and semiconductor stocks. Subscribers receive intra-day analysis, commentary and recommendations, as well as access to monthly semiconductor sales analysis, regular Special Reports, and the Next Inning model portfolio. Editor Paul McWilliams is a 30+ year semiconductor industry veteran.

    NOTE: This release was published by Indie Research Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor with CRD #131926. Interested parties may visit for additional information. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.

    CONTACT: Marcia Martin, Next Inning Technology Research, +1-888-278-5515

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    M&As Lag as Public Markets Warm Up to Venture-Backed CompaniesDow Jones VentureSource: Consolidation Among Start-ups Accounted for 9% of M&As; IPOs in Double-Digits for Three Consecutive Quarters for First Time Since 2007

    NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the public markets warm up to venture-backed companies, corporate acquirers are pulling back. In the second quarter of 2011, 109 venture-backed companies achieved liquidity, netting $11.2 billion, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. That represents a 13% decrease in exits and 26% increase in capital raised from the second quarter of 2010.

    "Deal-making is in a limbo - unstable global markets and sky rocketing IPO valuations are giving both acquirers and companies sufficient cause to wait," said Jessica Canning, director of global research for Dow Jones VentureSource. "Everyone is watching the performance of recent IPOs to see how justifiable valuations really are."

    Consolidation Among Venture-Backed Companies Accounted for 9% of M&As

    In the second quarter, acquirers bought 91 companies for $9.2 billion, a 13% drop in M&A activity from the same period last year when 105 acquisitions netted $7.2 billion. Information Technology (IT) was the most active area for acquisitions. Driven by interest in Software companies, the IT industry saw 38 M&As net $3 billion. Consumer Services, which includes consumer Web companies, was the second most active industry for acquisitions as 21 companies were bought for $2.1 billion.

    While most M&As involved corporations buying venture-backed companies, eight start-ups sold themselves to other venture-backed companies, accounting for 9% of the quarter's M&As.

    "Consolidation is happening within the venture ecosystem as companies like Zynga, Jive Software and others pursue significant growth while still privately held," said Ms. Canning.

    Buyouts of venture-backed companies by private equity firms also tracked below the same period last year. Private equity firms bought four venture-backed companies for $283 million in the most recent quarter, down slightly from the same period last year when private equity firms bought five companies for $832 million.

    The $64 million median amount paid for a venture-backed company in the most recent quarter was slightly less than the $66 million median in the same period last year.

    To reach an M&A or buyout, companies raised a median of $19 million in venture financing, on par with the same period last year, and took a median of 5.6 years to build their company, slightly more time than the 5.5-year median in the second quarter of last year.

    The largest M&A deal in the second quarter belonged to Berkeley, Calif.-based Plexxikon, a developer of small molecule pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Daiichi Sankyo for $805 million.

    IPOs in Double-Digits for Three Consecutive Quarters

    Fourteen venture-backed companies went public in the second quarter, raising $1.7 billion, a slight drop in activity from the 15 IPOs that raised $859 million during the same period last year. With a total of 25 IPOs in the first two quarters, however, IPO activity is tracking ahead of the first six months of 2010, and for the first time since 2007 IPO activity has been in double-digits for three consecutive quarters.

    "IPOs have been steady but the window has yet to fling wide open," said Scott Austin, editor of Dow Jones VentureWire. "Despite talk of tech bubbles and excitement around offerings from Internet companies like LinkedIn and Pandora, macroeconomic issues could keep a tight hold on the IPO window as investors may be encouraged to stick with safer securities."

    Currently, 45 U.S. venture-backed companies are in IPO registration.

    The median amount of venture capital raised prior to an IPO rose 55% to $109 million in the second quarter of 2011. The median amount of time it took a company to reach liquidity fell to 8.6 years from 9.3 years in same period last year.

    To download graphics or link to this release, visit

    For information on Dow Jones VentureSource's research methodology, visit For general information about Dow Jones Private Markets, visit

    About Dow Jones

    Dow Jones & Company is a global provider of news and business information and a developer of technology to deliver content to consumers and organizations across multiple platforms. Dow Jones produces newspapers, newswires, websites, apps, newsletters, magazines, proprietary databases, conferences, radio and video. Its premier brands include The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron's, MarketWatch, SmartMoney and All Things D. Its information services combine technology with news and data to support business decision making. The company pioneered the first successful paid online news site and its industry leading innovation enables it to serve customers wherever they may be, via the Web, mobile devices and tablets. The Dow Jones Local Media Group publishes community newspapers, websites and other products in six U.S. states. Dow Jones & Company ( is a News Corporation company .

    Dow Jones & Company

    CONTACT: Tiffany McClary, Dow Jones & Company, +1-609-627-2101,

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    QuantHouse sélectionne Level 3 pour assurer le transport à très faible latence entre Londres et Stockholm

    LONDRES, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Cette voie d'acheminement fait partie du réseau à très faible latence de Level 3 qui relie entre eux les principaux centres financiers de l'Europe et les États-Unis

    La société Level 3 Communications, Inc. a annoncé aujourd'hui qu'elle avait été sélectionnée par QuantHouse, un fournisseur mondial de solutions de négociation systématique de bout en bout, pour fournir des services transport à très faible latence de Londres à Stockholm. Cette voie d'acheminement, qui a récemment été ajoutée à la gamme des routes à faible latence offertes par Level 3, offre à la clientèle des services financiers une connectivité à haute vitesse et des délais de transmission plus courts entre les plus importants marchés boursiers de l'Europe et le marché financier en pleine croissance de Stockholm.


    " Nos clients sont parmi les mieux informés en matière de technologie et les plus exigeants du marché des services financiers ; ils s'attendent à recevoir les services les meilleurs et les plus fiables, ceci contribuant à leur donner un avantage ", remarque Pierre Feligioni, directeur général de QuantHouse. " Grâce aux voies d'acheminement à faible latence de Level 3, nous pouvons offrir un portefeuille plus complet et plus concurrentiel à ces clients. "

    Les services offerts par QuantHouse aident les teneurs de marché, les pupitres de négociation pour compte propre, et les entreprises du côté vendeur (sell-side) sensibles à la latence, à tirer profit des avantages que présentent les technologies de données de marché à très faible latence, une structure algorithmique de développement de négociation, l'hébergement à proximité, et les services de routage de commandes. QuantHouse se sert de la solution de transport de Level 3 pour offrir à ses clients un accès à très faible latence de Londres à Stockholm en utilisant sa propre solution de négociation algorithmique.

    La gamme de services de voies d'acheminement de Level 3 permet à des clients comme QuantHouse de se connecter à partir de tous les plus grands centres financiers de l'Europe via neuf différentes options de voies d'acheminement européennes. La société offre par surcroît la connectivité à haute vitesse à partir de l'Europe vers les centres financiers les plus importants des États-Unis.

    " Nos clients veulent non seulement avoir accès à la connectivité la plus rapide, mais ils veulent aussi avoir la flexibilité d'atteindre facilement le marché de leur choix, en utilisant la technologie la plus avancée possible avec le moindre risque possible ", explique James Heard, président de European Markets. " L'ajout d'une voie d'acheminement de Londres à Stockholm est un exemple parfait de l'engagement de Level 3 à aider nos clients du secteur des services financiers à se connecter de manière rapide et fiable à un plus grand nombre des destinations financières clés, le tout sur l'un des plus grands réseaux fédérateurs Internet du monde. "

    Grâce à l'envergure de son réseau, Level 3 a la capacité unique de gérer et d'optimiser, de bout en bout, le processus de livraison. Les transactions, sur les voies d'acheminement, sont en outre appuyées par la redondance dans le réseau et par un contrat de niveau de service (Service Level Agreement, ou SLA) rigoureux concernant le rendement du réseau de Level 3. Pour de plus amples informations sur les services à très faible latence de Level 3 et sur les voies d'acheminement européennes, veuillez consulter le site :

    À propos de Level 3 Communications

    Level 3 Communications, Inc. est un prestataire international de premier plan de services de communication sur fibre optique. Ses clients, de grandes entreprises, des sociétés de diffusion de contenus, des grossistes et des institutions gouvernementales, comptent sur Level 3 pour fournir des services de pointe offrant une combinaison d'extensibilité et de qualité sur un réseau à fibre optique de bout en bout. Level 3 offre une gamme de services urbains et longue distance, notamment de transport, de données, d'Internet, de diffusion de contenu, et de voix. Pour de plus amples informations, veuillez consulter le site Les services de Level 3 sont fournis par des filiales en propriété exclusive de Level 3 Communications, Inc.

    Énoncé prospectif

    Certains des énoncés contenus dans le présent communiqué de presse sont par nature des énoncés prospectifs. Ces énoncés se basent sur les prévisions et les convictions actuelles de l'équipe de direction. Ces énoncés prospectifs ne sont pas une garantie de performance et sont soumis à un certain nombre d'incertitudes et à d'autres facteurs, dont beaucoup échappent au contrôle de Level 3. Ces facteurs peuvent entraîner un écart considérable entre les événements réels et ceux exprimés ou sous-entendus par ces énoncés. Les facteurs les plus importants qui sont susceptibles d'empêcher Level 3 d'atteindre les objectifs déclarés comprennent, sans y être limités : l'incertitude actuelle sur les marchés financiers mondiaux et l'économie mondiale ; une interruption du développement et de l'expansion de l'Internet comme moyen de communications et comme marché pour la distribution et la consommation de données et de vidéo ; les perturbations sur les marchés financiers qui pourraient nuire à la capacité de Level 3 d'obtenir un financement supplémentaire.Parmi les autres facteurs citons, entre autres, la capacité de la société à augmenter et à maintenir le volume de trafic sur son réseau ; à développer des systèmes de soutien des entreprises efficaces ; à gérer les pannes ou les perturbations de système et de réseau; à développer de nouveaux services répondant aux exigences des clients et à générer des marges acceptables ; à défendre sa propriété intellectuelle et ses droits exclusifs ; à s'adapter aux changements technologiques rapides qui mènent à une concurrence accrue; à attirer et à conserver une équipe de direction et un personnel qualifiés ; à intégrer avec succès ses acquisitions ; et à respecter les modalités et conditions de ses obligations financières. Des informations supplémentaires concernant ces facteurs ainsi que d'autres facteurs importants sont contenues dans les documents déposés par Level 3 auprès de la Securities and Exchange Commission. Les énoncés du présent communiqué devraient être évalués à la lumière de ces facteurs importants. La société Level 3 n'est pas tenue de mettre à jour ou de modifier ses énoncés prospectifs, et rejette toute obligation à cet égard, que ce soit en réponse à de nouvelles informations, à des événements futurs ou pour toute autre raison.

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    HiSoft Announces Adoption of 2011 Equity Incentive Plan2011 Equity Incentive Plan aids recruitment and motivation of employees, directors and consultants

    BEIJING, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- HiSoft Technology International Limited, ("HiSoft" or the "Company") , a leading China-based provider of outsourced information technology and research and development services headquartered in Dalian, China, today announced the adoption of its 2011 Equity Incentive Plan (the "Plan") to aid the Company in recruiting and retaining key employees, directors and consultants of outstanding ability and to motivate its employees, directors and consultants to exert their best efforts toward the achievement of the Company's long-term strategic goals.

    The Plan provides for issuances of equity securities, including restricted shares and options to purchase common shares, of up to 18,000,000 common shares, equivalent to 947,368 American Depositary Shares ("ADSs") of the Company (19 common shares represent one ADS). Under the Plan, awards may be made to employees, directors and consultants of the Company. Awards under the Plan may also be made as consideration for mergers and acquisitions by the Company. Commencing on January 1, 2012, the number of common shares issuable under the Plan is also subject to an annual increase of 2.5% of the total number of the common shares issued and outstanding on December 31 of the immediately preceding calendar year or a lesser number of common shares as determined by the administrator of the Plan. The Plan will be administered by the compensation committee of the Company which may, subject to applicable law, delegate certain limited duties to one or more officers of the Company.

    "Human capital is our most valuable asset," said HiSoft Chief Executive Officer Tiak Koon Loh. "Due to the nature of our industry, the success of our business relies heavily on attracting and retaining top talent. Our 2011 Equity Incentive Plan is designed to make sure the interests of our employees are met and aligned with those of the shareholders. In addition, besides incentivizing our employees, we target to deploy some of the common shares into M&A activities."

    Mr. Loh added, "Being a publicly listed company we wanted to revise our old plan, which had been in place for several years before our IPO. We believe the adoption of the 2011 plan is another step forward as we build the strongest team possible and work towards a common goal of both sustained growth for the Company and economic return to our shareholders."

    The Plan was adopted by HiSoft's board of directors in accordance with the home country practice of the Cayman Islands, where HiSoft is incorporated, which does not require shareholder approval.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This press release may contain certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations or beliefs about future events and financial, political and social trends and assumptions it has made based on information currently available to it. HiSoft cannot assure that any expectations, forecasts or assumptions made by management in preparing these forward-looking statements will prove accurate, or that any projections will be realized. Such forward-looking statements may be affected by inaccurate assumptions or by known or unknown risks or uncertainties. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein. For factors that could cause actual results to vary, perhaps materially, from these forward-looking statements, please refer to the HiSoft's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements contained herein speak only as of the date of this release. HiSoft does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events or otherwise.

    About HiSoft Technology International Limited

    HiSoft Technology International Limited is a leading China-based provider of outsourced information technology and research and development services headquartered in Dalian, China. HiSoft provides its services to leading companies around the world through a combination of onshore and offshore delivery capabilities. HiSoft leverages its skilled technology specialists and client-centric delivery centers to offer customers reliable and high-quality technology solutions. For more information about HiSoft, please visit

    For investor and media inquiries please contact: In China: Ross Warner HiSoft Technology International Limited Tel: +86-10-5987-5865 Email: ------------------------------------ Agustin Bautista Ogilvy Financial, Beijing Tel: +86-10-8520-6166 Email: In the U.S.: Jessica Barist Cohen Ogilvy Financial, New York Tel: +1-646-460-9989 Email:

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    Taleo Completes Jobpartners Acquisition

    DUBLIN, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Taleo Corporation , the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Jobpartners, a European provider of talent management solutions, for approximately $38 million (26 million Euros). The acquisition doubles Taleo's customer base in Europe, making it one of the largest SaaS-based talent management vendors in the region.

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    Taleo's cloud-based talent management platform unites products and an ecosystem to drive business performance through Talent Intelligence.(TM) Approximately 5,000 customers use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance, learning and compensation management, including 47 of the Fortune 100. Further, Taleo's Talent Grid cloud community harnesses the expertise of Taleo customers, more than 200 million candidates to date, and 140 partners and industry experts.

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    Taleo Completes Jobpartners Acquisition

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    Taleo Corporation , the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Jobpartners, a European provider of talent management solutions, for approximately $38 million (26 million Euros). The acquisition doubles Taleo's customer base in Europe, making it one of the largest SaaS-based talent management vendors in the region.

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    RS Components Honoured at Both the HR Excellence Awards and Employee Benefits Awards 2011

    OXFORD, England, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    Awards won for Most Effective Benefits Strategy, Best Use of CSR in HR and Most Effective Total Reward Strategy

    RS Components (RS) the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products and the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc , has won multiple awards for its innovation and best practice in human resources (HR). At recent ceremonies in London, the company was awarded Best Use of CSR in HR and Most Effective Benefits Strategy at the HR Excellence Awards 2011 and Most Effective Total Reward Strategy at the Employee Benefits Awards 2011.

    The company's total reward strategy, 'My Reward', was the winning innovation for the Most Effective Total Reward Strategy and Most Effective Benefits Strategy awards. Both categories were awarded for demonstrating the successful adoption and implementation of a 'total reward' or benefits strategy, including how the strategy benefited the organisation and met its business needs. My Reward encompasses every benefit and positive aspect of working for RS and has given employees greater visibility and control in the way that they are rewarded. This has helped the company to improve engagement with its workforce, retain employees, and attract new talent.

    The Best Use of CSR in HR award was presented for demonstrating the strategic role of HR in the execution of corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives throughout the organisation, including how it is making a difference to employees and the business. Through its CSR policy, RS has shown a strong sense of community responsibility, encouraging its businesses to enhance relationships with their local communities and increasing employee participation in activities that benefit these communities. This has produced numerous successes on many levels both for RS, its employees and the communities at large.

    Ian Watson, General Manager, HR at Electrocomponents, commented: "These awards are a true recognition of our ongoing commitment to our employees and a testament to the hard work and effort the HR team has put in to help support the growth across the company. Our innovative use of new strategies and activities to improve employee engagement and increase job satisfaction has been tremendously successful. We will continue this drive for excellence on our journey to make RS a great place to work."

    The HR Excellence Awards is well established as the key event for recognising talent, intuitive thinking and excellent execution of employee focused schemes in the HR industry. The Employee Benefits Awards is dedicated to celebrate, recognise and reward those employers which have made a significant difference to their organisations through their reward strategies.

    About RS Components

    RS Components is the world's leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products serving 1.6 million customers worldwide. Through operations in 32 countries and 17 warehouses, the Group distributes 550,000 products ranging from semiconductors and optoelectronics to power tools and protective clothing. The product and service portfolio supports the entire product lifecycle from R&D through pre-production to maintenance and repair, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received.

    RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc. The Group is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year to 31 March 2011 had revenues of GBP1.18bn. For more information, please visit the website at

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