Companies news of 2012-10-01 (page 1)

  • Trend Micro's Deep Security 8.0 Achieves Oracle Solaris Ready Status, Announces Support...
  • Genesis Group Retains Investment Banking Firm
  • Genpact Schedules Earnings Announcement and Conference Call for Third Quarter 2012
  • Wirecard and SwipeZoom Co-operate for Cross-border E-commerce
  • comScore validated Campaign Essentials(TM) (vCE) Breaks New Multi-Platform Ground With...
  • Membership In Grows By 500,000 To 1,500,000 Members In Two Months
  • ARRIS Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Date and Teleconference Details
  • Eutelsat S.A. Announces Successful New 10-Year Bond Issuance
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    Trend Micro's Deep Security 8.0 Achieves Oracle Solaris Ready Status, Announces Support for Oracle Solaris 11Trend Micro Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Gold Level Partner

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oracle OpenWorld -- Trend Micro Incorporated today announced that the Trend Micro(TM) Deep Security 8.0 application has achieved Oracle Solaris Ready status through Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), demonstrating that Trend Micro has fully tested and supports Deep Security 8.0 on Oracle Solaris 11. Trend Micro also announced that it has achieved Gold Partner status in OPN. By attaining Gold Level membership, Oracle has recognized Trend Micro for its commitment to establish Oracle related knowledge in delivering security management.

    Oracle Solaris Ready is part of the Oracle Exastack Ready program which allows partners, such as Trend Micro, to be recognized by Oracle for developing, testing and tuning their applications on the latest component products of the Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud or Oracle SPARC SuperCluster engineered systems. Oracle Solaris 11, the first cloud OS, brings the reliability, security and scalability of the #1 enterprise OS to the cloud, allowing customers to run their most demanding enterprise applications in private, hybrid, or public clouds.

    Trend Micro Deep Security is an innovative agentless security platform that also delivers comprehensive, adaptive, highly efficient agent-based protection, including anti-malware, web reputation, intrusion prevention, firewall, integrity monitoring and log inspection that helps systems to become self-defending. Deep Security works with server and client-security architectures that must protect data centers undergoing changes such as virtualization and consolidation, new service-delivery models, and cloud computing using Oracle Solaris 11. Trend Micro Deep Security deployed on Oracle Solaris 11 provides comprehensive protection and protections provided by a single agent across multiple security modules can be centrally managed. With Oracle Solaris Ready status, Trend Micro will receive access to corresponding Oracle branding, logos and related benefits to effectively differentiate their offerings in the market.

    "We kicked off our relationship with Oracle this year with a Gold Level membership in OPN, and are working to provide solutions and services in support of our mutual Oracle Solaris 11 Cloud OS customers," said Partha Panda, VP, Business Development & Global Alliances,Trend Micro. "Trend Micro is a market leader in cloud security and we are excited to work with Oracle in the pursuit of cloud OS leadership based on Oracle Solaris 11."

    "The Oracle Exastack Ready program enables partners to deploy their applications with a complete, integrated and cloud-ready infrastructure that will help them accelerate innovation, unlock new features and functionality, and deliver faster, more reliable solutions," said Kevin O'Brien, senior director, ISV and SaaS Strategy, Oracle. "By achieving Oracle Solaris Ready status, Trend Micro has established a foundation for their application to efficiently run on and leverage the latest features in Oracle Solaris 11 to deliver superior value to customers."

    For more information about the benefits of becoming an OPN Gold level partner, please visit:

    About the Oracle Exastack Program

    The Oracle Exastack program helps enable Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and other members of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) to rapidly build and deliver faster, more reliable applications.
    To find out more, visit:

    About Oracle PartnerNetwork

    Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions.
    To find out more visit

    About Trend Micro
    Trend Micro Incorporated , the global leader in cloud security, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the industry-leading Trend Micro(TM) Smart Protection Network(TM) cloud computing security infrastructure, our products and services stop threats where they emerge - from the Internet. They are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.

    Additional information about Trend Micro Incorporated and the products and services are available at This Trend Micro news release and other announcements are available at and as part of an RSS feed at Or follow our news on Twitter at @TrendMicro.

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    CONTACT: Michael Sweeny, +1-408-863-6384,,
    or Vivian Shic, +1-925-323-9382,, both of Trend
    Micro Incorporated

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    Genesis Group Retains Investment Banking Firm

    BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genesis Group Holdings Inc. , an end to end telecommunications infrastructure solutions provider, announces that it has retained New York based investment banking firm Wellington Shields & Co. LLC. to assist the Company in sourcing capital through a secondary public offering and to provide advice in connection with its acquisition strategies, enhancing shareholder value and liquidity.

    Genesis Group Holdings CEO Mark E. Munro stated, "We are pleased to engage the corporate finance team at Wellington Shields. We believe that they will provide us exceptional advice and access to the capital markets in order to pursue and fund our growth and acquisition strategies in the telecommunications infrastructure sector."

    About Genesis Group Holdings, Inc.:

    Genesis Group operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries. The Company is a provider of engineering, construction management and installation fulfillment services to companies specializing in the telecommunications, broadband cable, wireless, two-way radio, transportation, public safety and satellite industries.

    About Wellington Shields & Co, LLC.:

    Founded in 1925, Wellington Shields is one of the oldest investment banks in the United States and a member of the prestigious New York Stock Exchange and a full-service broker-dealer employing over 400 people. The firm's mission is to focus on supporting emerging growth companies. Wellington Shields has over 100 retail brokers in six offices throughout the country managing $3 billion of assets, significant research coverage with 13 analysts, three mutual funds with $800 million in assets and substantial trading desk capacity for making market.


    The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "PSLRA") provides a "safe harbor" for forward-looking statements so long as those statements are identified as forward looking and are accompanied by meaningful cautionary statements identifying important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in such statements.

    Statements contained herein that are not based on historical fact, as well as other statements including words such as "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "will," "could" and other similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements under the PSLRA. GGHO intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbor created thereby. Such forward-looking statements are based on current assumptions but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the Company actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from current expectations. These risks include economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors discussed in the Company's annual, quarterly and other periodic public filings on record with the Securities and Exchange Commission which can be viewed free of charge on its website at

    Contact Information:

    Lawrence Sands

    Senior Vice President, Genesis Group Holdings, Inc.


    Genesis Group Holdings, Inc.

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    Genpact Schedules Earnings Announcement and Conference Call for Third Quarter 2012

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Genpact Limited , a global leader in business process and technology management, will announce results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2012 on Thursday, November 1, 2012.


    Genpact management will host an hour-long conference call beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET on November 1 to discuss the company's performance for the third quarter of 2012. To participate, callers can dial +1 800-901-5241 from within the U.S. or +1 617-786-2963 from any other country. Thereafter, callers will be prompted to enter the participant code, 43481102.

    A live webcast of this event will also be made available on the Genpact Investor Relations website at For those who cannot participate in the call, a replay and podcast will be available on the Genpact website after the end of the call. A transcript of the call will also be made available via the website.

    About Genpact

    Genpact Limited , a global leader in business process management and technology services, leverages the power of smarter processes, smarter analytics and smarter technology to help its clients drive intelligence across their enterprise. Genpact's Smart Enterprise Processes (SEP(SM)) framework, its unique science of process combined with deep domain expertise in multiple industry verticals, leads to superior business outcomes. Genpact's Smart Decision Services deliver valuable business insights to its clients through targeted analytics, reengineering expertise, and advanced risk management. Making technology more intelligent by embedding it with process and data insights, Genpact also offers a wide range of technology services. Driven by a passion for process innovation and operational excellence built on its Lean and Six Sigma DNA and the legacy of serving GE for more than 15 years, the company's 58,500+ professionals around the globe deliver services to its more than 600 clients from a network of 74 delivery centers across 20 countries supporting more than 30 languages. For more information, visit,


    Bharani Bobba, +1 (203) 300-9230


    Gail Marold, +1 (919) 345-3899

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    Wirecard and SwipeZoom Co-operate for Cross-border E-commerce

    MUNICH, Germany, October 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Combination of cross-border payments with international logistics now a reality - Fully automated platform for rapid seamless international expansion

    Wirecard AG co-operates with UK-based SwipeZoom Ltd. This allows merchants, through a single relationship, to gain access to cross-border payment processing (including many alternative payment methods), as well as international logistics capabilities, powered by SwipeZoom's innovative platform.

    SwipeZoom is a global e-commerce enabler focusing on ways to help merchants expand their global footprint and reach an untapped global customer base directly from their own websites. User interface customization, shipping and customs brokerage capabilities to over 200 countries and back office automation are key features of the SwipeZoom solution.

    About Wirecard AG:

    Wirecard AG is one of the leading international providers of electronic payment and risk management solutions. Worldwide, the Wirecard Group supports over 13,000 companies from various industry segments in their efforts to automate their payment processes and minimize cases of default. Wirecard Bank AG is a Principal Member of Visa, MasterCard and JCB and operates as a credit card acquirer in 69 countries around the world, involving over 100 transaction currencies and 18 payout currencies. Part of the Wirecard Group, Wirecard Bank provides innovative solutions in the fields of corporate banking, prepaid and co-branded cards, along with account products for both business and private customers. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI). | |

    Wirecard Media Contact: Wirecard AG Maren Brandt Einsteinring 35 D-85609 Aschheim / Munich Germany Ph.: +49-(0)89-4424-1425 Fax: +49-(0)89-4424-2425 e-mail:

    Wirecard AG

    comScore validated Campaign Essentials(TM) (vCE) Breaks New Multi-Platform Ground With Validation of Online Video Ad CampaignscomScore vCE for Video Can Now Include Viewability in Addition to Audience Validation for Online Video Market, Improving Cross-Media Integration with TV

    RESTON, Va., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- comScore, Inc. , a leader in measuring the digital world, today announced the global introduction of validated Campaign Essentials(TM) (vCE) for Video, which measures GRPs, demographics and behavioral profiles of audiences reached by video campaigns, as well as the extent to which video ads were actually viewable by consumers. This innovative new solution builds on comScore's existing video campaign measurement capability, which has been used extensively by clients over the past three years. By introducing comScore's video validation technology, vCE Video now also delivers unique insight on whether the video ad was actually seen by a real viewer, bringing these metrics into closer alignment with TV based on a similar 'opportunity to see' standard.


    "comScore is delighted to announce the availability of vCE Video, delivering a solution for the growing need in our industry to better align video campaign measurement with TV through the validated GRP," said Anne Hunter, Senior Vice President, Advertising Effectiveness Products at comScore. "Our extensive work to date measuring online video has shown it to be an extremely effective advertising platform, especially at reaching younger audience targets. But the introduction of viewability measurement provides an important new level of validation that significantly improves the ability to quantify the impact of video ads. These new insights bring enhanced transparency and accountability for advertisers and agencies and promise to improve the monetization opportunities for publishers, while also allowing for the seamless integration of online video with TV in cross-media campaigns."

    vCE Video Product Details

    vCE Video provides both traditional audience measurement of video ad campaigns, as well as validated measurement based on the ad's viewability. comScore's traditional campaign measurement includes Reach, Frequency, Gross Rating Points (GRPs) and Target Rating Points (TRPs) based on impressions. Validated video reporting metrics - validated Reach and Frequency, validated Gross Ratings Points (vGRPs) and validated Target Rating Points (vTRPs) - provide a better accounting of which consumers can actually be influenced by the ad's content because they had the opportunity to view it.

    Other key features of vCE Video include:

    --  Reporting capabilities that are designed to be compatible with TV
    campaign measurement, such as overnight reporting of audience
    demographics and integration with comScore's new multi-platform audience
    data that includes TV.
    --  comScore's proprietary methodology for de-duplication of audiences
    across media platforms, leveraging the comScore Census Network.
    --  Enhanced demographics which include not only age and gender, but also
    household income, household size, race, and ethnicity in the U.S.
    Demographics vary in other countries according to local demographic
    reporting standards.
    --  Measurement against more than 70 different behavioral segments on a
    global basis, allowing advertisers to understand the impact of viewed
    impressions on segments of people with similar behaviors, such as auto,
    food or travel enthusiasts.
    --  Ability to combine metrics with other digital campaigns involving
    display and rich media to provide an unduplicated view of audiences
    across multiple ad formats.
    --  Broad industry support from a significant number of video platforms and
    media companies that have already run numerous studies using comScore's
    video campaign reporting.
    --  Global and cross-geographical campaign reporting capabilities.

    comScore will work with Making Measurement Make Sense (3MS) and other industry bodies as viewability standards for video measurement continue to evolve. Until official industry standards are adopted, comScore will work with clients around mutually agreed-upon standards.

    Leading Video Platforms & Media Companies Highlight Benefits of comScore vCE Video

    More than 120 advertisers and agencies and 80 publishers in 28 countries have conducted digital campaign measurement with comScore vCE, which received MRC accreditation in August for campaign verification. vCE Video is available on a global basis, and has the strong support of a broad range of leading partners, including the following:

    Accordant Media CPX Interactive PointRoll --------------- --------------- --------- DataXu Solve Media ------- ------ ----------- Adconion Extreme Reach SpotXchange -------- ------------- ----------- AdJuggler Firefly Video TubeMogul --------- ------------- --------- Ad-Juster, Inc. FreeWheel Turn --------------- --------- ---- AdoTube Innovid Unanimis ------- ------- -------- AOL Jivox Undertone --- ----- --------- Casale Media LiveRail Videology ------------ -------- --------- Centro MediaMath VINDICO ------ --------- ------- Comcast Media 360 Mediaplex ZEDO ----------------- --------- ----

    "To get the best measure of campaign performance, buyers need insights that tell them which ads have the greatest opportunity to reach and impact the viewer. Improvements in campaign reporting like comScore's vCE Video enable those insights. It's this type of innovation that is helping advance our industry."
    - Toby Gabriner, President,

    "We have been working very successful with comScore validated Campaign Essentials for the past several months for our performance business, Adconion Direct, across several markets. We are absolutely thrilled to be able to roll this out as well to smartclip, our multiscreen video and brand advertising platform. The comScore vCE Video solution encompasses a vast array of advantages, which will benefit the entire industry, including the global scalability and - in particular - the reflection of the steady growth of video in the multiple-device world as we see it today and where we can see a huge amount of growth in the future. The precise and accountable measurements by comScore give all players in the market the transparency and accountability for campaigns on all devices."
    - Tyler Moebius, CEO of Adconion Media Group.

    "AOL has been a key driver for accelerating the flow of ad dollars from TV to online. We're proud to offer our clients a tool that helps ensure their campaign spend drives visibility among the most receptive audiences. It's this kind of equivalency with TV measurement solutions that will help push our industry forward."
    - Ran Harnevo, SVP of Video, The AOL On Network

    "The Digital Upfronts are quickly changing the dynamics of how online video advertising is bought and sold. The ability to verify viewability against a specific target audience helps bring digital video into closer alignment with TV, making the buying and selling process more seamless and integrated."
    - Tom Straszewski, VP Interactive Sales, Comcast Media 360

    "Innovid's integration with comScore's vCE Video platform provides our clients with familiar reporting metrics critical to evaluating the success of their video ad campaigns. As we continue to evolve towards 'TV Everywhere', data and analytics that facilitate apples-to-apples comparisons with traditional advertising empower brands to make sound media buying decisions across the multiple platforms available to them."
    - Zvika Netter, CEO and Co-founder, Innovid

    "Video campaign GRPs were a necessary first step to facilitate cross-media planning with TV, but viewability represents a giant leap forward in video's quest for TV dollars. It introduces a new standard for validated views that begins to leverage the immense measurement capabilities of digital video for traditional TV buyers."
    - Mark Trefgarne, CEO, LiveRail

    "We are really excited that comScore recognizes the importance of viewability and audience validation for online video. Being able to verify that video ads were actually seen by the target audience not only helps instill confidence in the online video advertising space, but it also creates better alignment with TV measurement. We are constantly looking for innovations like vCE that advance and provide value to the entire advertising ecosystem."
    - Todd Pasternack, Director of Creative Technology, PointRoll

    "We welcome comScore's commitment to addressing the issue of viewability within video advertising. Viewability is a key metric for valuing media and validation from an independent provider like comScore is important to ensure credibility and clarity for brand-focused advertisers."
    - Young Jin, Senior Director, Video Product Management, Undertone

    "While TV remains the preferred screen for video content, consumer behavior is morphing rapidly, and in some cases fans will watch a single episode across multiple platforms. It's clear that campaign measurement must quickly evolve to meet industry needs. vCE Video offers a compelling step in addressing incremental viewing in a way that's compatible with TV."
    - Susan Hogan, VP Digital Ad Sales Research, Viacom

    "Advertisers are demanding comprehensive audience demographic measurement to better understand their video campaign performance. Verifying the demo-make up of their target audience and using TV measurement solutions gives advertisers the best cross-platform assessment of their campaign. Integrating comScore's vCE product into VINDICO helps advertisers easily validate their audience at scale."
    - Matt Timothy, President, VINDICO

    "ZEDO is committed to measuring and validating results for its publisher and advertiser partners. That's why we worked with the original AdXpose, and why we are now signing on to a partnership with comScore for their validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) program. This is an added bonus for our customers, who understand the importance of their ads actually being seen. In fact, the viewable impressions metric for our InView Slider ad is consistently 99% as measured by comScore."
    - Paul Prior, President, ZEDO

    About comScore validated Campaign Essentials

    comScore validated Campaign Essentials (vCE) is a holistic solution for complete campaign delivery validation and in-flight optimization. Unlike existing single-point solutions, vCE provides an unduplicated accounting of impressions delivered across a variety of dimensions, such as ads delivered in-view, in the right geography, in a brand safe environment and absent of non-human traffic. This measurement eliminates all impressions that never had a chance to make an impact, providing a more realistic and accurate picture of campaign delivery. vCE reports on comprehensive demographics, behavioral segments and reach and frequency, delivering a cross-media comparable GRP metric to the marketplace.

    About comScore

    comScore, Inc. is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital business analytics. For more information, please visit

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This release contains 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, including, but not limited to, expectations regarding the impact and benefits to comScore from the vCE family of products, financial or otherwise. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially, including, but not limited to: the features and characteristics of the products, the rate of development of the digital marketing intelligence, Internet advertising and e-Commerce markets; the growth of the Internet as a medium for commerce, content, advertising and communications; and the acceptance of new products and methodologies by the industry, including existing and prospective clients.

    For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to comScore's most recent respective Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Annual Reports on Form 10-K and from time to time other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), which are available on the SEC's Web site (

    Stockholders of comScore are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date such statements are made. comScore does not undertake any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after the date of this press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    PRN Photo Desk, comScore, Inc.

    CONTACT: Andrew Lipsman, comScore, Inc., +1-312-775-6510,

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    Membership In Grows By 500,000 To 1,500,000 Members In Two Months

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- , The Trusted Resource for Grandparents(TM) and a premier social media website for America's 120 million grandparents, boomers and seniors, announced today that its membership had grown to over 1.5 million members, with over 500,000 new members joining the website since August 1(st). This innovative social platform, with 'Grand Ambassador' Larry King as its spokesperson, is swiftly becoming the go-to resource for an increasingly media savvy generation of people over 50 as it continues to be one of the fastest growing websites on the Internet.

    For additional information, please visit:


    At, our goal is to connect, inform and inspire today's families and be The Trusted Resource for Grandparents(TM) by earning their trust. Following our launch, we will continue to unveil new, enriching experiences for our users. Our stories and videos celebrate the role of grandparents, and encourage them to tell their own stories, passing on a meaningful legacy to their children and grandchildren. Our mission at is to give our members the best information for all areas of their lives -- from activities and crafts to make with their grandchildren, to health, travel and financial advice just for them. We are about serving our members with the best content, products and services, and tapping our country's greatest resource -- America's grandparents, for the good of future generations of grandchildren.

    Forward-Looking Statements

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    ARRIS Announces Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Release Date and Teleconference Details

    SUWANEE, Ga., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ARRIS Group, Inc. today announced that they will release third quarter 2012 financial results after the market close on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. ARRIS management will also conduct a conference call at 5:00 p.m. EDT on the same day to discuss these results. You may participate in the ARRIS conference call on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by dialing (888) 713-4209 or (617) 213-4863, participant code 70703648 prior to 5:00 p.m. EDT. ARRIS will not accept any calls after earnings are released on October 24 until after the completion of the scheduled conference call. There will be a replay available about 2 hours after the call through October 30, 2012. You can access the replay by dialing (888) 286-8010 or (617) 801-6888, participant code 74972935 . Live internet access to the call will be available through the Investors Relations section of the Company's website at A replay will also be made available for a period of 12 months following the conference call on the ARRIS website at

    Please use the following link to pre-register and view important information about this conference call. Pre-registering is not mandatory, but is recommended as it will provide you immediate entry into the call and will facilitate the timely start of the conference. Pre-registration only takes a few moments and you may pre-register at anytime, including up to and after the call start time. To pre-register, please click here:

    Alternatively, if you would rather be placed into the call by an operator, please call (888) 713-4209 at least 15 minutes prior to the call start time.

    About ARRIS

    ARRIS is a global communications technology company specializing in the design, engineering and supply of communications and IP technologies that support broadband services for residential and business customers around the world. The company supplies broadband operators with the tools and platforms they need to deliver and monitor advanced video, data and voice subscriber services, including whole home video across multiple screens, ultra high-speed data, personalized advertising and carrier-grade telephony. Headquartered near Atlanta, in Suwanee, Georgia, USA, ARRIS has R&D centers in Beaverton, OR; Chicago, IL; Cork, Ireland; Kirkland, WA; Redwood City, CA; Shenzhen, China; State College, PA; Tel Aviv, Israel; Wallingford, CT and Waltham, MA, and operates support and sales offices throughout the world. Information about ARRIS products and services can be found at

    Contact: Bob Puccini
    Investor Relations
    (720) 895-7787

    ARRIS Group, Inc.

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    Eutelsat S.A. Announces Successful New 10-Year Bond Issuance

    PARIS, October 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Launch and pricing by Eutelsat S.A. of a EUR300 million 3.125% Eurobond due 2022 - Extension of average maturity profile for Eutelsat Communications Group debt to 5.5 years

    Eutelsat Communications announced today the successful new issuance by Eutelsat S.A. of 10-year senior unsecured bonds (the "Bonds") for a total of EUR300 million.

    The order book for the Bonds reached more than EUR1.5 billion, demonstrating the market's confidence in the long term business model of the Eutelsat Group. The Bonds will be issued at 99.148 percent and redeemed at 100 per cent of their principal amount and will have a coupon of 3.125 percent per annum. The Bonds will be cleared through Clearstream and Euroclear. Application has been made for the Bonds to be listed on the Official List and admitted to trading on the regulated market of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. The Bonds will mature on the 10th anniversary of their issue. The delivery and settlement of the Bonds are expected to occur on 9 October 2012.

    As a result of this new financing, the Eutelsat Communications Group will extend the weighted maturity of its financing from 5.2 years at 30 June 2012 to 5.5 years today.

    The Company was able to take advantage of the very competitive current market environment to raise long-term financing with a 10-year maturity at attractive conditions.

    Joint-bookrunners: Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking

    About the Bonds:

    Issuer: Eutelsat S.A.

    Amount: EUR 300 million

    Coupon: 3.125%

    Maturity: 10 years

    Market: Official List of the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (Regulated Market)

    About Eutelsat Communications

    Eutelsat Communications is the holding company of Eutelsat S.A. With capacity commercialised on 29 satellites that provide coverage across Europe, as well as the Middle East, Africa and significant parts of Asia and the Americas, Eutelsat is one of the world's three leading satellite operators. As of 30 June 2012 Eutelsat's satellites were broadcasting more than 4,250 television channels to over 200 million cable and satellite homes in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The Group's satellites also serve a wide range of fixed and mobile telecommunications services, TV contribution markets, corporate networks, and broadband markets for Internet Service Providers and for transport, maritime and in-flight markets. Eutelsat's broadband subsidiary, Skylogic, markets and operates high speed Internet services through teleports in France and Italy that serve consumers, enterprises, local communities, government agencies and aid organisations in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. Headquartered in Paris, Eutelsat and its subsidiaries employ just over 750 commercial, technical and operational professionals. This culturally diverse staff comprises employees from 30 countries.

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    PR Newswire Takes a Look at the Influence of the Multicultural Population in the U.S.Communications Experts Discuss How U.S. Latinos Can Shape the Outcome of the 2012 Election

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the largest minority group in the United States comprising 16.4% of the population, the Latino community is having an increasingly significant influence on a broad range of economic, cultural and political issues and, most recently, has become a key focus of attention for the national media and political leaders related to the presidential election and the Latino vote's potential to sway its outcome.

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    In order to take a closer look at the growing influence of the U.S. Latino electorate and uncover key factors that may shape how and for whom U.S. Latinos decide to vote, PR Newswire convened a distinguished group of multicultural communications experts to share their opinions on this topic. Through video interviews, the experts offered reasons behind this development, shared their opinions regarding the potential impact of the Latino vote, and also provided valuable advice on how communications professionals can successfully connect with and engage this key audience.

    With 22 million eligible Hispanic voters and 12.2 million projected to vote this year(1), "there is little doubt that the Latino vote will have a significant impact in the 2012 presidential election and any organization trying to influence the outcome will, or should, look to incorporating Hispanic media into their strategy," said Brian Taylor, vice president, public interest markets, PR Newswire.

    PR Newswire, to help ensure that its clients' messages reach the most relevant and influential audiences, continues to diversify its robust suite of communications solutions, including customized election packages designed to amplify their reach to targeted Hispanic news media focused on the public interest sector.

    "It is not about multicultural marketing; it is about marketing to a multicultural America," said Lorraine Cortes-Vazquez, executive vice president, multicultural markets and engagement, AARP. "There is no longer a general market approach and a multicultural approach; it is such an infused and integrated process right now."

    To further explore this important topic, PR Newswire will be hosting a webinar on October 4(th), "Engaging the Rising Electorate: A Revealing Look at U.S. Latinos' Pivotal Role in the 2012 Election and Beyond."

    Register today at

    About PR Newswire:

    PR Newswire ( is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 58 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content -- from rich media to online video to multimedia -- and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

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    (1) National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund, 2012,

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    CenturyLink Schedules Third Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call

    MONROE, La., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. plans to release its third quarter 2012 earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, November 7, 2012, and host a related conference call at 4:00 p.m. CST that day.


    The conference call will be streamed live over CenturyLink's web site at Interested parties can also access the call by dialing 866.244.4518 five minutes prior to the start of the call. A digital recording of the call will be available beginning at 8:00 p.m. CST on November 7, 2012, and ending November 14, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. CST. The replay can be accessed by calling 888.266.2081 and entering the access code: 1592908. A replay of the call will also be available on the Web site beginning at 8:00 p.m. CST on November 7, 2012, and ending November 28, 2012, at 11:59 p.m. CST.

    About CenturyLink

    CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink(TM) Prism(TM) TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit

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    Verizon Enterprise Solutions President John Stratton to Be Named to National Security Advisory CommitteeAppointment by President Obama Underscores Verizon's Infrastructure Security Expertise

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The White House has announced that President Obama intends to appoint Verizon Enterprise Solutions President John Stratton to the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.

    "It is an honor to be named to the president's advisory committee that is tasked with safeguarding the United States' communications infrastructure," said Stratton.

    The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, formed 30 years ago, is composed of up to 30 industry senior executives representing major communications, information technology, finance and aerospace companies. The NSTAC provides the president with industry-based counsel on issues related to implementing national security and emergency preparedness communications policy.

    Stratton, an 18-year veteran of Verizon, oversees the seamless global delivery of enterprise solutions -- including mobile, cloud and IT, strategic networking and advanced communications offerings -- to businesses and government agencies.

    Stratton previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Verizon Wireless, as well as chief marketing officer for both Verizon Wireless and Verizon Communications. He is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 94 million retail customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 188,000. For more information, visit

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    Cavium Schedules Q3 2012 Financial Results Conference Call

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cavium, Inc. , a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for networking, communications and the digital home, has scheduled its third quarter 2012 financial results conference call for 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, October 29th. Cavium will release the company's third quarter financial results approximately one hour prior to the conference call.


    The Cavium financial results conference call will be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of the Cavium web site at Please access the web site at least a few minutes prior to the start of the call if you need to download and install any necessary audio software. An archived webcast replay will be available on the web site for a limited period.

    About Cavium

    Cavium is a leading provider of highly integrated semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing in networking, communications and the digital home. Cavium offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps to 100 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality in enterprise, data-center, broadband/consumer and access & service provider equipment. Cavium's processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other services. Cavium's principal offices are in San Jose, California with design team locations in California, Massachusetts, India and China. For more information, please visit:

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    ROLTA Recognized with Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year

    ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolta, a leader in providing IT consulting, technology and managed services to enterprise organizations, has received a prestigious "Oracle Excellence Award" for its work supporting the data management needs of the Council for Opportunity in Education (COE).

    This is the ninth recognition Rolta has received from Oracle.

    "Rolta's extraordinarily high level of expertise and experience implementing Oracle solutions continually enables us to deliver outstanding support to our clients, and we're honored to be recognized for the work our teams do," said Jason Cory, president of Rolta North America. "It's this kind of award-winning, client-benefitting achievements that our highly skilled consultants and specialists deliver each and every day in all of our client engagements."

    The work Rolta was recognized for was the development of a custom data-capture and Business Intelligence solution to facilitate COE's "GO College" program, through which minority and low-income high school students receive services to help them enter and succeed in college. The COE recognized that tracking and analyzing key student data would be essential to its goals of improving college enrollment. However, while much of the data needed to make these decisions existed, it was typically distributed among students and school personnel in disparate data sources. Moreover, the ability to easily look at trends or rapidly create reports was non-existent.

    Leveraging Oracle Database and Oracle Warehouse Builder, Rolta built a data warehouse that merges information from three disparate source systems. Rolta also built a 150+ page APEX Web application for college coaches to manage student interactions, and developed a reporting and analysis tool utilizing BI Publisher and Oracle Answers and Dashboards.

    College coaches, high school principals and COE administrators now have immediate access to integrated data from disparate systems. Data that used to take more than a week to compile is now available in seconds. Presented in intuitive dashboards and reports, COE partners are able to make data-driven decisions, better guiding student progress, tracking exceptions and helping low-income and first-generation students prepare for college success.

    "Rolta did a phenomenal job furthering our thinking about what a data tool could really do and how we could help our school partners in the most meaningful ways," said Dr. Stephanie Miller, senior data analyst for COE. "The power that comes from giving our partners access to data from multiple systems all in one place cannot be understated. It's been exciting to see data come to life in such a powerful way, and we look forward to expanding the solution even further."

    About ROLTA: Rolta is a leading provider of innovative IT solutions for many vertical segments, including Utilities, Governments, Transportation, Process, Power, Banking and Insurance. These enterprise level solutions are built around Rolta's intellectual property and domain expertise to offer unique business intelligence for impactful insights for effective decision making. Rolta's solutions framework includes Rolta Geospatial Fusion(TM), a suite to integrate disparate spatial and business data; Rolta OneView(TM), a BI solution for operational excellence; and Rolta iPerspective(TM), a unique platform for SOA and "Cloud" enablement. Rolta's intellectual property repository contains cutting-edge software for mapping and earth sciences, providing the foundation for Defense and Homeland Security solutions including C4ISTAR information systems, Military Communications, Digital Soldier, and Vehicle Systems. Rolta is a multinational organization headquartered in India, which has executed projects in over 40 countries. Rolta has a countrywide infrastructure and international subsidiaries across the globe. Forbes Global ranked Rolta amongst the "Best 200 under a Billion" four times in six years. The Company is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange in cash and F&O segment, and forms part of various indices on BSE/NSE. The Company's GDRs are listed on the Main Board of London Stock Exchange.

    For additional information about Rolta, visit, or contact:

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    Altatech Launches New CVD System to Deposit Advanced Materials Needed in Photovoltaic Manufacturing

    MONTBONNOT, France, October 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    Altatech, a subsidiary of Soitec, announced today that it has introduced a multi-chamber chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system that enables photovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturers to develop and optimize their solar cell designs using advanced thin-film deposition of amorphous silicon and other materials. By performing all deposition processes within a single system, the new AltaCVD Solarlab(TM) tool reduces cycle times and materials consumption in fabricating advanced single-junction, tandem-junction and triple-junction PV cells.

    Using the AltaCVD Solarlab, customers can deposit transparent conducting oxide (TCO) films that deliver the superior optical characteristics, high doping mobility and smooth, defect-free surfaces needed to optimize efficiency of their solar cells.

    "Extending our core CVD technology for use in solar cell development presents an additional market opportunity for us," said Jean-Luc Delcarri, general manager of Soitec's Altatech subsidiary. "Reducing the amount of material used in cells and improving photovoltaic conversion performance will be the keys to growth in the next few years. We look forward to continuing to apply our deposition expertise in both R&D and commercial applications for the renewable-energy industry."

    In creating its newest CVD system, Soitec's Altatech subsidiary leveraged its patented chamber architecture and deposition technology, which enables the use of new precursor gases to achieve extremely high film uniformity and tightly controlled stoichiometry. These capabilities have been production-proven on the company's AltaCVD platform, which has been used in both engineering and volume manufacturing of advanced semiconductor devices since 2008.

    The AltaCVD Solarlab system has the versatility to perform standard thermal CVD processing as well as plasma-enhanced CVD and atomic-layer deposition. These processes can be run over a wide spectrum of temperatures, from 100degree(s) C to 800degree(s) C, to create photosensitive films that can maximize the efficiency of PV cells in converting sunlight to electricity. In addition, the system can handle a variety of substrates, including transparent glass and both round or square silicon wafers with thicknesses ranging from 150 microns to several centimeters.

    Soitec plans to begin shipping AltaCVD Solarlab systems to customers by the end of this year.

    About Altatech Technology and Equipment Expertise

    The Altatech division offers a unique portfolio of equipment for mature and advanced materials deposition and holistic defect inspection. It develops highly efficient, cost-effective inspection and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) technologies used for R&D and manufacturing of semiconductors, LEDs, MEMS and photovoltaic devices. Altatech Semiconductor S.A. became a subsidiary of Soitec in January 2012.

    About Soitec

    Soitec is an international manufacturing company, a world leader in generating and manufacturing revolutionary semiconductor materials at the frontier of the most exciting energy and electronic challenges. Soitec's products include substrates for microelectronics (most notably SOI: Silicon-on-Insulator) and concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) systems. The company's core technologies are Smart Cut(TM), Smart Stacking(TM) and Concentrix(TM), as well as expertise in epitaxy. Applications include consumer and mobile electronics, microelectronics-driven IT, telecommunications, automotive electronics, lighting products and large-scale solar power plants. Soitec has manufacturing plants and R&D centers in France, Singapore, Germany and the United States. For more information, visit:

    International Media Contacts (trade press) Camille Darnaud-Dufour +33(0)6-79-49-51-43 (any time zone) (business press) Marylen Schmidt +33(0)4-76-92-87-83

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    Mountain Dew(R) And DORITOS(R) Brands Bring Double XP Back, Bigger Than Ever With Halo 4Register at or to Unlock and Load Double XP to Experience the Year's Most-anticipated Blockbuster Game Like Never BeforeDEW(R) Answers Fan Requests with the Return of Mountain Dew Game Fuel(R)

    PURCHASE, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PepsiCo's Mountain Dew and DORITOS brands know that gamers across the country have been waiting for one thing this fall: the long-anticipated launch of Halo 4. Today, ending weeks of speculation, DEW(R) and DORITOS brands have confirmed that Double XP is back and bigger than ever to give fans the opportunity to experience the next installment of the epic gaming saga like never before when it hits shelves on November 6.

    Starting today, hardcore players looking to show off their skills next month can get a head start by opening an account at or where they'll be able to unlock and load future XP matches that can be redeemed to amplify the multi-player experience, accelerate Halo 4 specializations, and reveal ultra-new gear and weapons. In addition to being able to customize armor permutations, for the first time in Halo history, players will be able to preselect their arsenal before entering the gaming landscape and customize their armor because for Halo fans, it's not just about scoring the gear in the game, but creating the gear you want.

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    "Halo fans have an unrivaled passion, especially when it comes to multiplayer competition," said Bonnie Ross, General Manager, 343 Industries. "We're excited to work with Mountain Dew and DORITOS to reward that enthusiasm with the biggest Double XP program ever."

    "The gaming community is expecting a lot from HALO 4, and the involvement of the Mountain Dew and DORITOS brands adds another layer of excitement," said video game expert, Geoff Keighley. "Double XP will amplify the multi-player experience and prepare fans for their Spartan-IV career online."

    Fans aren't just rejoicing the return of Double XP. Introduced in 2007, in conjunction with the launch of Halo 3, tried-and-true gamer favorite Mountain Dew Game Fuel - DEW with a blast of citrus cherry flavor - will hit shelves later this month and will be available for a limited time, giving players across the country plenty of time to stock their fridges in time for November.

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    For gaming gurus to reap the benefits of Double XP, all it takes is four easy steps:

    1. Register at or
    2. Pick up specially-marked packages of DEW and bags of DORITOS chips.
    3. Enter the on-pack codes to your account, as of October 15, 2012, at or to load up on matches of Double XP.
    4. Pick up Halo 4 on November 6 and begin pushing Double XP matches to your
    Xbox LIVE Gamer tag via or

    In addition, Double XP value is unlocked when DEW and DORITOS chips are purchased together.

    --  Unlock and load Mega XP at Walmart - specially-marked 24-packs of DEW
    and 10 1/2 or 11 1/2 oz. bags of DORITOS chips will offer Mega XP - 12
    matches of Double XP.  Also, for a limited time, Halo 4 games sold at
    Walmart will include an insert with a unique code.  Pair that unique
    code with the Double XP codes found on a 24-pack of DEW and
    specially-marked 10 1/2 or 11 1/2 oz. bags of DORITOS chips and unlock a
    total of 38 matches of Double XP.
    --  Beginning in late-October, unlock Double XP matches, Halo 4 game
    content, and badges at any 7-11 nationwide with an exclusive 'King of
    the Hill' mobile app and the purchase of DEW and DORITOS chips.

    "Gaming is in the DNA of DEW Nation," said Brett O'Brien, Vice President of Marketing for Mountain Dew. "We know gamers bring an awesome amount of passion to DEW, and we're excited to help them level-up their Halo experience like never before thanks to Double XP."

    "The DORITOS brand is all about fueling bold experiences - look no further than our legacy in gaming," said Ram Krishnan, vice president of marketing, Frito-Lay North America. "From letting our fans have the opportunity to work alongside Microsoft developers to create their own epic video games to partnering with the biggest games of the year, like Halo 4, DORITOS knows its consumers live for the game and we're all about taking it to the next level."

    For complete details, visit or

    About Mountain Dew
    Mountain Dew, a product of PepsiCo Americas Beverages, is the No. 1 flavored carbonated soft drink in the U.S. With its one-of-a-kind citrus taste, Mountain Dew exhilarates and quenches with every sip. In addition to original Mountain Dew(R) and Diet Mountain Dew(R), the permanent DEW product line includes Mountain Dew Code Red(R), Mountain Dew LiveWire(R), Mountain Dew Throwback(R), Mountain Dew Voltage(R) and Mountain Dew White Out(R). For more information, check out, or follow on twitter @mtn_dew.

    About DORITOS
    DORITOS tortilla chips is one of the billion-dollar brands that make up Frito-Lay North America, the $13 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo , which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. To learn more about the DORITOS brand, visit its website at or on Twitter at or on Facebook at

    About PepsiCo
    PepsiCo is a global food and beverage leader with net revenues of more than $65 billion and a product portfolio that includes 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales. Our main businesses - Quaker, Tropicana, Gatorade, Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola - make hundreds of enjoyable foods and beverages that are loved throughout the world. PepsiCo's people are united by our unique commitment to sustainable growth by investing in a healthier future for people and our planet, which we believe also means a more successful future for PepsiCo. We call this commitment Performance with Purpose: PepsiCo's promise to provide a wide range of foods and beverages for local tastes; to find innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving energy and water and reducing packaging volume; to provide a great workplace for our associates; and to respect, support and invest in the local communities where we operate. For more information, please visit

    About "Halo"
    The "Halo" franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original "Halo: Combat Evolved" (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has since inspired multiple New York Times bestselling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.

    Published by Microsoft Studios, the "Halo" franchise of games is exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the Xbox LIVE online entertainment network. To date, more than 43 million copies of "Halo" games have been sold worldwide, driving more than 3.3 billion hours of gameplay by people connected to Xbox LIVE.

    DEW Media Contacts ------------------ Jen Ryan Kristin Sommers Director, Communications, Mountain Dew Weber Shandwick 914.253.2308 212.445.8388 DORITOS Media Contact --------------------- Alexia Allina Director, Public Relations, Frito-Lay 972.334.5664 Microsoft Media Contacts ------------------------ Rob Semsey Joe DiMiero Senior PR Manager, Xbox Edelman 425.421.1973 415.486.3285


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    CTG Announces Extension and Expansion of Major Epic Electronic Medical Record ImplementationMultiple project engagement for large Integrated Delivery Network highlights CTG's ability to manage complex implementation projects with multiple systems and sites

    BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CTG , an IT solutions and services company, announced today the award of a significant contract that extends and expands work the company is performing on an Epic electronic medical record (EMR) implementation for a large integrated delivery (IDN) network. The project to be completed over the next year covers the implementation of the complete suite of Epic clinical, patient access, and financial software for the IDN's hospitals and ambulatory facilities.

    "While anticipated, we are pleased to see the next phase of this major project move from our pipeline to advance further in the implementation process," said James R. Boldt, CTG chairman and chief executive officer. "This contract also underscores the success of CTG Health Solutions, our healthcare IT division, in managing large-scale implementations for major IDNs, in addition to academic medical centers, ambulatory facilities, and large physician practices. The expansion of our role in this major project is indicative of the increasing scope and size of EMR implementations and related work that we are providing our clients as a full service healthcare IT consulting firm."

    Ted Reynolds, vice president, CTG Health Solutions, added, "To date, this project is one of our largest Epic EMR implementations. It involves seven go-lives and covers five hospitals totaling almost 2,000 beds and nearly 140 clinics. As one of the largest U.S. healthcare IT consulting firms, CTG Health Solutions has a proven track record of successfully managing a high volume of projects for multiple clients, as well as mobilizing significant consulting resources with Epic experience and expertise."

    About CTG Health Solutions

    CTG Health Solutions, the healthcare division of CTG, is a leading information technology consulting firm dedicated solely to helping healthcare institutions, physician practices, payers and related organizations achieve clinical and financial goals through effective technology and business solutions. Over the last 25 years, CTG Health Solutions has provided healthcare IT, and operational and strategic consulting support to more than 600 healthcare organizations.

    About CTG

    CTG develops innovative IT solutions to address the business needs and challenges of companies in several higher-growth industries including healthcare, energy, and technology services. As a leading provider of IT and business consulting solutions to the healthcare market, CTG offers hospitals, physician groups, and regional health information exchanges a full range of electronic medical record services. Additionally, CTG has developed for the healthcare provider and payer markets unique, proprietary software solutions that support better and lower cost healthcare. CTG also provides managed services IT staffing for major technology companies and large corporations. Backed by over 45 years' experience, proprietary methodologies, and an ISO 9001-certified management system, CTG has a proven track record of delivering high-value, industry-specific solutions. CTG operates in North America and Western Europe. CTG posts news and other important information on the Web at

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    This document contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the Company's current expectations as to future growth. These statements are based upon a review of industry reports, current business conditions in the areas where the Company does business, the availability of qualified professional staff, the demand for the Company's services, and other factors that involve risk and uncertainty. As such, actual results may differ materially in response to a change in such factors. Such forward-looking statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's disclosures set forth in the Company's 2011 Form 10-K, which is incorporated by reference. The Company assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this release.

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    Micromem Technologies Inc. Begins Routine Production of Patented Speed Control Product

    TORONTO AND NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Micromem Technologies Inc. (the "Company") through its wholly owned subsidiary, Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies Inc. (MAST), announces they released to commercial production the customized speed control circuit designed specifically for GSI Westwind. Manufacturing has started on the initial volume requirements of the client. Fully validated production volume will begin to arrive at our client within 8 weeks.

    Steven Van Fleet, President of MAST, tasked with designing and commercializing this product states: "Bringing this technology to market and having our client begin to use it routinely in their day to day order has been exciting for us. Our design team has worked collaboratively with GSI Westwind's team to solve difficult high-speed control problems and challenging available space requirements. Our patented Hall sensors, the smallest in the world, allowed us to position them deep within the client's air bearing motor, eliminating the traditional hysteresis and delay that normally results in speed limitation and overshooting when ramping up the motor speed."

    To view MAST's High Speed Control Circuit, featuring the world's smallest Hall sensors (Product SKU 1167-088-001) visit:

    Steve Hockley, Project Manager for GSI Westwind states: "The challenges associated with designing and manufacturing ultra-high speed PCB drilling spindles are considerable, and necessitate using cutting edge technology. GSI Westwind is impressed with MAST's efforts in providing an effective technical solution, which will enable market launch of the next generation and highest rotational speed ever, PCB drilling spindles."

    Joseph Fuda states: "This important milestone demonstrates that Micromem has taken a technology through research, proof of concept and into production. Micromem has now reached the stage where it is generating revenue from a finished product."

    About Micromem and MASTInc
    MASTInc is a wholly owned U.S.-based subsidiary of Micromem Technologies Inc., a publicly traded company. MASTInc responsibly analyzes the specific industry sectors to create intelligent game-changing applications that address unmet market needs. By leveraging its expertise and experience with sophisticated magnetic sensor applications, MASTInc successfully powers the development and implementation of innovative solutions for healthcare/biomedical, natural resource exploration, government, information technology, manufacturing, and other industries. Visit

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    Atmel Completes Sale of Serial Flash Product Families to Adesto Technologies

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Atmel((R) )Corporation , a leader in microcontroller and touch technology solutions, today announced that it has completed the sale of its Serial Flash memory product lines to privately-held, Adesto Technologies Corporation. Terms were not disclosed. The transaction covers the Atmel AT45XXX ("Data Flash") and AT25XXX ("BIOS Flash") product families and employee teams supporting those products. To help ensure a smooth customer transition, Atmel has agreed to provide transition services to Adesto. Atmel has retained its Serial EEPROM, Crypto and Digital Temperature Sensor memory product lines and plans to continue to invest in those businesses.


    About Atmel
    Atmel Corporation is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, capacitive touch solutions, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on industrial, consumer, communications, computing and automotive markets.

    (C) 2012 Atmel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atmel((R)), Atmel logo and combinations thereof and others are registered trademarks or trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.

    Investor Contact:
    Peter Schuman, Director of Investor Relations

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    CenturyLink Commences Debt Tender Offer and Concurrent Debt Offering

    MONROE, La., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Qwest Communications International Inc. ("Qwest") announced today the commencement of a debt tender offer by Qwest and a concurrent public offering of CenturyLink's senior debt securities. These transactions, when coupled with the pending and proposed redemption transactions discussed below, are intended to enable CenturyLink to:

    --  extend the average maturity and reduce the weighted average interest
    rate of its outstanding consolidated indebtedness; and
    --  retire Qwest's outstanding debt securities (although Qwest's
    subsidiaries will continue to carry a significant amount of

    Qwest Tender Offer

    Qwest has commenced a debt tender offer (the "Offer") to purchase for cash any and all of its $800 million aggregate principal amount of 7.125% Notes due 2018 (the " Notes") at a fixed purchase price of $1,069.47 per $1,000 principal amount of Notes (the "Purchase Price"). The Offer will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 9, 2012 (such date and time, as may be extended, the "Expiration Date").

    Holders of Notes validly tendered and not validly withdrawn at or prior to the Expiration Date will be eligible to receive the Purchase Price on the settlement date, which is expected to be October 10, 2012 (the "Settlement Date"). Payments for Notes purchased will include accrued interest up to, but not including, the Settlement Date.

    Qwest will not be obligated to accept for purchase any Notes pursuant to the Offer unless certain conditions are satisfied, including CenturyLink's receipt of net proceeds from one or more debt financing transactions, including the debt offering described below, in an amount sufficient, together with available cash and borrowings available to Qwest under CenturyLink's revolving credit facility not to exceed $250 million, to fund the purchase of all validly tendered Notes accepted for purchase pursuant to the Offer, to pay all accrued interest payable on the Notes purchased and to pay all expenses relating to the Offer. The Offer is not contingent upon the tender of any minimum principal amount of Notes.

    On or immediately following the closing date of CenturyLink's debt offering described below, Qwest intends to call for redemption any Notes not purchased pursuant to the Offer in accordance with the "make-whole" redemption provisions of the Notes.

    J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and RBC Capital Markets, LLC are the dealer managers for the Offer.

    This press release is neither an offer to purchase, nor a solicitation of an offer to sell, any securities. Qwest is making the Offer only by, and pursuant to the terms and conditions of, the Offer to Purchase dated October 1, 2012 (the "Offer to Purchase"). The complete terms and conditions of the Offer are set forth in the Offer to Purchase and related letter of transmittal, which are expected to be made available to holders of Notes beginning later today. Holders are urged to read the tender offer documents carefully when they become available. Copies of these documents may be obtained from the information agent for the Offer, D.F. King & Co., Inc., at 800-659-5550 (US toll-free) and (212) 269-5550 (collect) or from the dealer managers, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at 866-834-4666 (US toll-free) and 212-834-4811 (collect) and RBC Capital Markets, LLC at 877-381-2099 (US toll-free) and 212-618-7822 (collect).

    CenturyLink Debt Offering

    Concurrently with the Offer, CenturyLink announced today that it expects, subject to market conditions, to sell fixed-rate senior notes with 10 and 30 year maturities (the "Debt Offering"). The actual maturities of the senior notes, if any, sold by CenturyLink in connection with the Debt Offering will depend on market conditions. CenturyLink has not yet entered into a definitive agreement with respect to the Debt Offering, and no assurance can be given that such offering will be completed. CenturyLink expects to use the net proceeds from the Debt Offering, together with available cash or borrowings under its revolving credit facility, to provide Qwest the total amount of funds required to complete the Offer (and the related proposed "make-whole" redemption described above) and redeem on October 26, 2012 all $550 million aggregate principal amount of Qwest's 8.00% Notes due 2015, including the payment of accrued interest on the debt securities purchased under these transactions and all related fees and expenses.

    The Debt Offering is not conditioned upon the consummation of the Offer.

    J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Barclays Capital Inc., Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC are the joint book-running managers for the Debt Offering.

    CenturyLink is offering the senior notes pursuant to its existing shelf registration statement. Later today, CenturyLink intends to file with the Securities and Exchange Commission a preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus describing the terms of the Debt Offering. When available, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and accompanying prospectus for the offering may be obtained by calling J.P. Morgan Securities LLC collect at 212-834-4533 or RBC Capital Markets, LLC toll free at 866-375-6829. This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, and the Debt Offering will not constitute an offer, solicitation or sale in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

    About CenturyLink

    CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink(TM)Prism(TM) TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit

    Forward Looking Statements

    This press release includes certain forward-looking statements, estimates and projections that are based on current expectations only, and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions, many of which are beyond the control of CenturyLink and Qwest. Actual events and results may differ materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected if one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if underlying assumptions prove incorrect. Factors that could affect actual results include but are not limited to the possibility that Qwest's existing noteholders will not be receptive to the Offer or CenturyLink's potential debt investors will not be receptive to the Debt Offering on the terms described above or at all; corporate developments that could preclude, impair or delay the above-described transactions due to restrictions under the federal securities laws; changes in the terms or availability of CenturyLink's credit facility; changes in the credit ratings of CenturyLink or Qwest; changes in CenturyLink's cash requirements or financial position; changes in general market, economic, tax, regulatory or industry conditions that impact the ability or willingness of CenturyLink or Qwest to consummate the above-described transactions on the terms described above or at all; CenturyLink's continued access to credit markets on favorable terms; and other risks referenced from time to time in CenturyLink and Qwest's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There can be no assurances that the above-described transactions will be consummated on the terms described above or at all. You should be aware that new factors may emerge from time to time and it is not possible for CenturyLink to identify all such factors, nor can CenturyLink predict the impact of each such factor on its plans, or the extent to which any one or more factors may cause actual results to differ from those reflected in any forward-looking statements. You are further cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Neither CenturyLink nor Qwest undertakes any obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements for any reason.


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    Craneware's Industry Leading Chargemaster Solutions Get Even Better with Enhancements to Online Reference ToolkitSoftware Now Accessible by Mobile Devices; Compliance Tool Helps Organizations of All Sizes Improve Revenue Integrity

    ATLANTA, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the AMA estimating that $777 million in unnecessary administrative costs could be avoided by increasing compliance accuracy by just one percent, enterprise-wide access to actionable compliance information is increasingly vital for healthcare provider organizations. Craneware Inc., the market leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, today announced several new capabilities - including mobile device access - for its Online Reference Toolkit(R), which provides actionable charge compliance information to healthcare organizations, and is included in each of the company's Chargemaster Toolkit(R) solutions.

    The new version of Online Reference Toolkit, in addition to providing mobile access and a new user interface designed for ease of use, also includes personalization and productivity enhancements that extend the benefits of the toolkit for improving financial performance, operational efficiency, and compliance. By making current coding, pricing, regulatory, and local coverage determination information easily accessible by clinical and financial staff involved in charge capture, coding and other critical steps in the revenue cycle, Online Reference Toolkit helps healthcare organizations to produce accurate charges for clean claims and fewer denials.

    "For more than a decade, Craneware has been committed to aiding provider organizations of all sizes with their revenue performance and compliance initiatives," stated Craneware CEO, Keith Neilson. "The new capabilities of our Online Reference Toolkit support the communication and collaboration essential to ensuring enterprise-wide accuracy, compliance and adherence to revenue integrity principles across clinical and financial teams. Using mobile devices, clients can now securely access current personalized information to support best practices. We are pleased to continue to lead in delivering the best and most complete revenue integrity solutions available in the market today."

    New capabilities include:

    --  Access via mobile devices, including smart phones and tablets, for
    enhanced efficiency, productivity and convenience
    --  Multi-search capability to support workflow and simultaneous task
    --  Intuitive interface design for ease of use
    --  Personalized predictive loading gives users fast access to their most
    commonly performed searches and preferred views

    An integrated component of Craneware's chargemaster solutions, Online Reference Toolkit is a Web-based reference tool used by clinical and financial staff across healthcare organizations of all sizes. It provides the user with current actionable coding, pricing, financial and regulatory decision-support information that helps the user to ensure accurate and compliant charge capture. Information in the tool is updated continuously to ensure that staffs always have access to the latest and most accurate content.

    Craneware's Chargemaster Toolkit is designed for capturing appropriate reimbursement by automating chargemaster management processes that improve operational efficiency and compliance. Chargemaster Toolkit comes in versions specifically designed to meet the needs of community, corporate and critical access hospitals.

    KLAS, the leading source of healthcare information technology vendor performance metrics, ranked Craneware's Chargemaster Toolkit((R)) #1 in the Revenue Cycle - Chargemaster Management market category in the "2011 Best in KLAS Awards: Software & Services" report, published December 2011, Data (C) 2011 KLAS Enterprises, LLC. All rights reserved. This is the sixth consecutive year Chargemaster Toolkit has received this top ranking.

    For eight consecutive years, HFMA Peer-Reviewed* status was achieved by Craneware's Chargemaster Toolkit, Chargemaster Corporate Toolkit(R), Online Reference Toolkit(R), Bill Analyzer, and Interface Scripting Module, meaning the products met stringent Peer-Reviewed requirements. *The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) does not endorse or guarantee the use of these products.

    About Craneware
    Craneware (AIM: CRW.L) is the leader in automated revenue integrity solutions that improve financial performance for healthcare organizations. Craneware's market-driven, SaaS solutions help hospitals and other healthcare providers more effectively price, charge, code and retain earned revenue for patient care services and supplies. This optimizes reimbursement, increases operational efficiency and minimizes compliance risk. By partnering with Craneware, clients achieve the visibility required to identify, address and prevent revenue leakage. To learn more, visit and


    CONTACT: Jessica Cohen, +1-617-332-9999 x203, Is Largest Wedding Reviews Site With More Than 135,000 Reviewed Wedding Vendors Across The Reviews Tops 500,000 Total Reviews

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --, the number one wedding and gift registry website, announced today that more than 500,000 wedding reviews have been written on its wedding reviews engine, Reviews. Since its 2010 launch, Reviews has been the go-to destination for brides on and to easily search and review more than 180,000 directory listings of the wedding industry's top vendors and has provided an opportunity for vendors to interact directly with brides. More than 135,000 local wedding vendors have been reviewed making the largest wedding reviews site.

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    "We've reached a substantial milestone and are thrilled to say that is the largest wedding review site online," said Kristin Savilia, Executive Vice President of Local Enterprise at XO Group Inc. "With more than 135,000 reviewed vendors and 500,000 total reviews, Reviews is the fastest-growing, ultimate wedding reviews search engine for brides." Reviews is the source of the annual Best of Weddings from The Knot ( Best of Weddings reveals top wedding venues, photographers, florists and more in 80-plus cities across the US; ratings are based solely on brides' personal experiences. Vendors on The Knot Wedding Network, composed of and, are encouraged to notify their brides to review their services on before the November 3, 2012 deadline.

    Key features of include:

    --  Largest Bridal Audience Equals Balanced Reviews. The scale of and community, which comprises an
    overwhelming majority of brides, results in trustworthy, quality
    --  Bride-Friendly Unbiased Feedback. The loyal, engaged community on and ensures an environment where brides
    can continue to freely discuss and debate vendor experiences. Reviews
    are written by actual brides and brought to a deeper community level via
    community-validated reviews where and
    members can mark, moderate and comment on any review. Plus, future
    brides can rest assured they've made the right choice with a "Tried +
    True" special distinction by brides who have actually used that
    particular vendor--after all, these are the most qualified of all
    --  Unique Interface. The unique interface on Reviews
    allows brides to see vendor reviews from multiple
    perspectives--including reviews from grooms, the wedding party, parents
    and guests.
    --  Vendors can Interact Directly with Brides. Vendors can join the
    conversation and interact directly with brides by responding to
    comments, providing them the opportunity to either thank their reviewers
    directly or address concerns.

    About is the number one wedding and gift registry website, offering comprehensive wedding planning content, interactive wedding tools and a central location for couples to manage their gift registries. The patented registry system on brings together registries from the nation's leading retailers, including Bed Bath & Beyond, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Crate & Barrel and Target, allowing guests to search one easy site to find a wedding gift. is based in Los Angeles and is a part of XO Group Inc. . Follow on Twitter @WeddingChannel.

    Melissa Bach
    Public Relations Manager

    PRN Photo Desk,

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    INFRAWARE to Offer Polaris Office (iOS version) for Just US$9.99, Beginning Oct. 1

    SEOUL, South Korea, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    --  A 50% discount in celebration of the release of iPhone 5
    --  Essential companion for professionals that allows document viewing and
    editing on iPhone and iPad
    --  Localized in 7 languages including English, French, German and Spanish

    INFRAWARE, a leading mobile solution and application developer, today announced a special price promotion for Polaris Office in celebration of the release of iPhone 5. Beginning October 1, the app will be available in the business category of App Store for just US$9.99, down from an original price of US$19.99.

    Polaris Office is the most optimized document solution to utilize Microsoft® Office on mobile devices. With the app, users can not only view doc/docx, xls/xlsx, ppt/pptx, and txt files, but also conveniently edit them on the iPhone and iPad. Helpful templates, various editing tools and an intuitive interface also enable users to realize all text, charts, and pictures made with Microsoft Office on a PC the same as the original itself with no degradation.

    With its latest upgrade, Polaris Office features convenient and enhanced support for the Bluetooth keyboard by offering the following: use of direction keys, implementing shortcuts, and 3 additional localized language options including French, German, and Spanish. The app was previously localized in English, Korean, Chinese and Japanese. iOS users who work on documents through their iPads will be able to use Polaris Office more effectively as a result of this upgrade.

    "Topping the ranks in the App Store's business category, Polaris Office has truly caught on worldwide as an essential companion for professionals," said Mr. Min Cheol Kwak, CEO of INFRAWARE. "With the release of iPhone 5, INFRAWARE is offering a special opportunity for iOS users to experience Polaris Office at a discounted price."

    In addition to its document viewing and editing features, Polaris Office also integrates cloud technology so users can easily share documents through services like Google Docs, Dropbox, and It also features the fastest loading speed among existing mobile office solutions - taking only 3 seconds to load, which is about 20 times faster than similar products.

    Polaris Office is currently utilized in approximately 190 countries and embedded in over 150 million Android-based smartphones annually.


    Based in Seoul, South Korea, INFRAWARE secures technology in the modern convergent environment and develops new products to apply new technologies to bolster today's ubiquitous internet environment. The company is committed to realizing a fully connected world where everyone can access the internet at anytime, anywhere, by continuously researching, developing, and investing in cutting edge digital progress. INFRAWARE has been listed under 041020 on the Korean Stock Exchange KOSDAQ since 2005. Additional information about INFRAWARE is available at [] / [].

    Jee-Young Jung
    Manager / Product Planning Team
    Phone: +822-535-0478
    E-mail: []

    Jihye Seong
    Senior Associate
    Phone: +822-3782-6464
    E-mail: []


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    SDG&E & Candi Controls Launching 'Green Button Connect My Data' Powertools AppPowerTools app utilizes Green Button Connect technology that allows automatic secure third-party downloads of energy data

    SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Candi Controls announced the rollout of the "Green Button Connect My Data" platform with the launch of their first app, PowerTools. The new PowerTools app, enabled by SDG&E and created by Candi Controls, is being demonstrated in Washington, D.C., today and will be available this month for SDG&E customers to view their personalized energy use information and use tools to find new ways to save energy.

    PowerTools will help SDG&E customers to securely identify ways to make smarter choices in their energy use habits and decisions, improve efficiency and lower costs. Initially available for web browsers and mobile tablets, the app will soon also be available for additional platforms including mobile phones and third-party platforms such as Facebook. Highlights of the app's features include: historical usage analysis, overview of actual use and savings relative to history, phantom power load calculation, environmental impact, ability to choose and track energy saving goals, utility bill payment, current and historic local weather related to energy usage, and social network goal- and success-sharing functionality.

    "Instead of waiting to get a bill at the end of the month, Green Button Connect My Data and the new PowerTools app empower customers to be more in tune with the way they consume energy and find new ways to conserve," said SDG&E President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Niggli. "This type of innovation would not be possible without smart meters that provide real-time energy information that allows SDG&E customers to save money and conserve energy."

    "We're excited to be working with SDG&E to help customers benefit from smart grid technology," said Steve Raschke, CEO of Candi Controls. "By bringing energy data and advice to customers' mobile devices, PowerTools can help people identify and measure actions that result in meaningful cost savings and a healthier environment."

    Green Button Connect My Data is an automated, more advanced level of the initial Green Button data download tool, and the next step in the industry-led Green Button initiative. To date, more than 10,000 customers have downloaded their energy consumption data with the SDG&E Green Button tool. Through Green Button Connect My Data, customers can now authorize third parties to securely access their energy usage data on an automated and daily basis.

    The Green Button Download My Data and Green Button Connect My Data tools will soon both be available as part of "Energy Charts" in the SDG&E My Account web portal, which provides customers with detailed information on when they use electricity and how much. The PowerTools app will be available in addition to SDG&E's apps already available for customers, with plans to incorporate it into the existing SDG&E app.

    SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more than 840,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The utility's area spans 4,100 square miles. SDG&E is committed to creating ways to help our customers save energy and money every day. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy , a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego.

    Candi Controls, serving as a sub-contractor to Capgemini, created PowerTools, the first suite of secure cloud-based applications available to consumers that helps analyze Green Button data. Candi Controls, Inc. enables utilities, manufacturers and systems integrators to offer their customers the widest choice of products and services for energy management and control, at home and work. Candi's cloud-based platform connects enterprise data systems to mobile apps and off-the-shelf devices, regardless of brand, price or protocol. Candi is "Cloud-Assisted Network Device Integration." The Candi platform supports hundreds of products from dozens of manufacturers, and empowers a range of apps for Apple, Android and Microsoft platforms and all major web browsers. Candi is used in North America, Asia and Europe.


    PRN Photo Desk, San Diego Gas & Electric

    CONTACT: Erin Coller, San Diego Gas & Electric, +1-877-866-2066,, Twitter: @sdge; Tim Gnatek, Candi Controls, +1-415-342-6632,,

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    IAC Relaunches ServiceMagic As HomeAdvisor: The Next Generation Of Online Solutions For Home Improvement And Repair ProjectsHomeAdvisor Website Features Comprehensive Tools Providing Homeowners with Connections to Pre-Screened Service Providers, Project Cost Guides and 24/7 Emergency Repair SupportDIY/HGTV Network Star Amy Matthews Joins as Home Improvement Expert for the New Brand

    NEW YORK, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today IAC announced the launch of HomeAdvisor, formerly ServiceMagic, a newly re-launched website that connects homeowners with pre-screened and customer-rated service professionals and provides a suite of comprehensive tools, products and resources to help with home improvement, maintenance and repair needs. Access to all of the site's features is free, with no membership required. HGTV Network and DIY Network star Amy Matthews, currently host of DIY Network's Sweat Equity, is joining HomeAdvisor as the brand's Home Improvement Expert.

    "Unlike other online services that just offer a list, we provide free access to the nation's largest network of pre-screened professionals across 500 home project categories, as well as robust tools and solutions for home projects," said Chris Terrill, chief executive officer, HomeAdvisor. "HomeAdvisor provides a unique and needed resource to the more than 75 million homeowners in the U.S., and helps empower them to make informed home repair, maintenance and improvement decisions."

    According to a recent survey* by Harris Interactive, 83 percent of homeowners have concerns when hiring a service provider / contractor. HomeAdvisor provides solutions to these concerns through its unique features and free tools which are:

    --  ProFinder - HomeAdvisor's patented ProFinder technology connects a
    homeowner with pre-screened and customer-rated local service
    professionals for over 500 home improvement, repair and maintenance
    project needs.  Once a homeowner inputs a home repair need, the
    ProFinder technology analyzes that request and instantly connects that
    homeowner with up to four local service professionals who have been
    background-checked and are qualified and available to do the job.
    --  Pro Reviews - An online directory with a database of over 1.7 million
    verified and trusted reviews of service professionals from homeowners
    who have used their services.
    --  Home911 - A mobile app that enables users to take control of any home
    repair emergency by giving instant access to pre-screened service
    professionals and live 24/7 support with the Home911 Homeowner Emergency
    Line. The Home911 app is currently available on iOS.
    --  Cost Guide - A comprehensive guide to home project cost profiles
    encompassing hundreds of project types, providing city, state and
    national project costs based on 600,000 cost profiles provided by real
    --  Limited Service Guarantee - Homeowners are backed by a Limited Service
    Guarantee, which helps resolve disputes with service professionals,
    including limited compensation in certain circumstances.

    "As a licensed contractor, I continually hear from homeowners that they struggle with all phases of a home project from planning through completion," said Amy Matthews, HomeAdvisor's Home Improvement Expert. "HomeAdvisor provides a one-stop solution, with project cost guides, tools to find reputable service providers, and emergency home repair support."

    For more information on HomeAdvisor and its services, visit Home improvement tips and videos are available by visiting, by following @HomeAdvisor on Twitter and by subscribing to the YouTube channel at

    About HomeAdvisor
    HomeAdvisor, formerly ServiceMagic, is a leading website and mobile app provider offering comprehensive solutions, tools and resources for home improvement, repair and maintenance projects. Harnessing 13 years of expertise helping more than 25 million people find a trusted home service professional, HomeAdvisor features the patented technology of ProFinder, showcasing the nation's largest network of over 80,000 pre-screened, customer-rated and reviewed home improvement professionals. Homeowners can make informed home project decisions using resources including: Pro Reviews, featuring reviews from homeowners who have actually been connected with the service professionals they review; Cost Guide, providing average costs for projects coast-to-coast; Home911, offering dedicated 24/7 emergency home repair support; as well as robust home tips and project planning tools. Access to all of the site's features is free for homeowners, with no membership or fees required. HomeAdvisor is based in Golden, CO, and is a subsidiary of IAC .

    About IAC
    IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of more than 150 brands and products, including,, CollegeHumor, and CityGrid Media. Focused in the areas of Search, Match, Local and Media, IAC's family of websites is one of the largest in the world, with nearly a billion monthly visits across more than 30 countries. The company is headquartered in New York City with offices in various locations throughout the U.S. and internationally. To view a full list of the companies of IAC, please visit our website at

    *This survey was conducted online within the United States between August 8 - 10, 2012 among 2,252 adults age 18+, of whom 1,431 were identified as homeowners, by Harris Interactive on behalf of HomeAdvisor via its Quick Query omnibus product. Figures for age, sex, race/ethnicity, education, region and household income were weighted where necessary to bring them into line with their actual proportions in the population. Propensity score weighting was used to adjust for respondents' propensity to be online.


    CONTACT: Brooke Gabbert, Director of Public Relations and Social Media,, +1-303-963-8173; Justine Sacco, IAC,, +1-212-314-7326

    Web site:

    Syneron's elure(TM) Kicks Off the Break Up. Get Even! Campaign

    IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Syneron Medical Ltd. ,, the global leader in medical aesthetic products and technology, today kicked its new Break Up. Get Even! Campaign for its award winning elure(TM) product line. As part of the campaign, five lucky winners will get brighter and more even-toned complexion with elure's comprehensive range of products - an exclusive favorite of beauty editors. Participants can enter to win a complete elure range of products ($335 value) to BREAK UP stubborn discoloration and GET EVEN skin tone, just in time for the fall season.

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    Just LIKE the elure Facebook page ( and tell elure about your worst break up story. Include some of the dirty little details (but not too dirty!) about why this break up was memorable. And if you did something evil to get even, please dish! Without revealing names or location, we want to hear how the break up happened and what you learned from it. Share with us your thoughts on how others can avoid their worst break up ever. The contest will run for 28 days from October 1, 2012 to October 28, 2012. Winners will be announced on October 29, 2012 on Twitter @elureskin and on Facebook

    Why 28 days?
    Because 28 days is all it takes to get more even toned skin with elure. Fans can vote for their favorites, so be sure to pick yours.

    What is elure?
    elure is the first clinically proven and professionally dispensed at home skin brightening solution developed with the natural enzyme formulation Melanozyme(TM), to gently yet quickly diminish the appearance of stubborn discoloration while correcting uneven skin tone to reveal a brighter, more glowing complexion for all skin types.

    Earning accolades from Essence magazine and allure magazine for the elure Night Cream and allure magazine and InStyle magazine for the elure Lotion, the elure range of products consists of:

    --  elure Lotion: A rebalancing skin lotion with Melanozyme to brighten,
    soften, soothe and replenish your skin.
    --  elure Night Cream: Moisture rich complex with Melanozyme for a brighter
    and softer skin tone.
    --  elure Face Wash: Gentle cleanser lathers into a rich and creamy foam
    that removes dirt and dead skin debris to transform your skin from dull
    to radiant.

    Follow the Break Up. Get Even! contest on Twitter @elureskin and @elurebysyneron or on Facebook at

    To enter, participants must be 18+ years old and a US resident.

    About Syneron Medical Ltd.
    Syneron Medical Ltd. - a company devoted to real technology, real science and real results - is the leading global aesthetic device company with a comprehensive product portfolio and a global distribution footprint. The Company's technology enables physicians to provide advanced solutions for a broad range of medical-aesthetic applications including body contouring, hair removal, wrinkle reduction, rejuvenation of the skin's appearance through the treatment of superficial benign vascular and pigmented lesions, and the treatment of acne, leg veins and cellulite. The Company sells its products under two distinct brands, Syneron and Candela. The Company's aspiration and commitment to innovation expands Syneron's offering beyond medical device into the largest in-demand applications in beauty - skin lightening. Founded in 2000, the corporate, R&D, and manufacturing headquarters for Syneron Medical Ltd. are located in Israel. Syneron also has R&D and manufacturing operations in the US. The company markets and services and supports its products in 86 countries. It has offices in North America, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, UK, Australia, China, Japan, and Hong Kong and distributors worldwide. Additional information can be found at

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    SAP Completes Acquisition of Ariba, Inc.Combination Creates New Leader With Open Business Network for Cloud-Based Collaborative Commerce

    WALLDORF, Germany and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP AG today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Ariba, Inc. . All outstanding shares of Ariba (other than shares held by stockholders that have properly and validly perfected their appraisal rights under Delaware law) were converted into the right to receive $45.00 per share in cash, without interest and less any applicable withholding of taxes. Ariba has notified The Nasdaq Stock Market of the completion of the acquisition and expects trading of its common stock to be suspended pending delisting of such shares.


    Driving New Models of Business-to-Business Collaboration

    Through the acquisition, SAP will deliver an industry-leading end-to-end cloud procurement solution and become the leader in the fast-growing segment of inter-enterprise cloud-based business networks. SAP plans to enable its more than 195,000 customers to easily connect to the Ariba business network through pre-built integration points -- no matter what size or industry, and no matter whether on premise or on demand. SAP also plans to provide open access to the business network, extending the benefits of business collaboration to any company, on any system, from any provider.

    "SAP and Ariba form a powerful combination, perfectly positioned to enable our customers to collaborate more efficiently with their global network of customers and partners," said SAP Co-CEOs Bill McDermott and Jim Hagemann Snabe. "We share a common passion for customer-driven innovation and putting our customers at the center of everything we do. Together, we will create the premier business network to connect businesses and their systems to those of their trading partners and enable new processes only possible in a digital environment."

    Enabling the Networked Enterprise

    Business networks are significantly more powerful than any single entity. The combination of the network and procurement solutions from Ariba and SAP will provide companies with 360-degree insights into their spending. By combining its business process expertise with Ariba's business network, SAP enables the "Networked Enterprise," empowering business to:

    --  Connect to customers, suppliers and partners to facilitate collaborative
    commerce processes like sales, procurement and finance
    --  Gain efficiency through cloud-based applications that automate and
    enable shared processes like sourcing, invoicing and payment
    --  Become more informed through community intelligence, market insights,
    benchmarking and best practices for better performance and decisions

    "Perceptive executives have come to understand that creating value means embracing networks of people and coordinating their efforts," said Ariba CEO Bob Calderoni. "By combining SAP innovations and core applications with the Ariba Network, we can create new ways for businesses to collaborate through the cloud and deliver business results faster."

    SAP will consolidate all cloud-related supplier assets of SAP under Ariba, which will operate as an independent business under the name "Ariba, an SAP company." Calderoni will be appointed to the SAP Global Managing Board subject to the consent of the SAP Supervisory Board.

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    Level 3 Communications Launches New Security Solutions Portfolio

    -- Keeps Customers' Critical Information and Communications Secure with New Standard of Multi-layered Protection

    -- Complemented by Level 3's Global Network, CDN Capability and DNS Servers, which Offer Unique Visibility over the World's Security Threat Landscape

    BROOMFIELD, Colorado, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. [] today announced the availability of a new global security solutions portfolio [] that enables customers to grow their businesses, while safeguarding their information and communications with multi-layered protection. The new portfolio of layered security services is combined with Level 3's advanced network services and professional service team to provide customers a complete integrated approach to security. This integrated approach is designed to ensure continuity of business operations, reduce administrative complexity, and protect brand integrity, intellectual property and revenue.

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    According to Frost & Sullivan, the global market for managed security solutions is projected to increase from $7.9 billion in 2012 to $15.6 billion in 2016, growing at a compound annual rate of 18.6 percent.

    "The increased complexity of managing today's internal and external threats, coupled with more stringent compliance requirements, has led enterprises to outsource security management," stated Martha Vazquez, network security analyst at Frost & Sullivan. "Level 3's vast experience operating a global IP network uniquely positions it as a provider of security solutions. By leveraging its proven service management and threat analysis capabilities, Level 3 is able to give customers the peace of mind they seek from their service provider, protecting vital network resources and ensuring the continuity of business operations."

    "Earth to the Cloud" Protection
    "Level 3 is introducing a new standard of security, with a multi-layered portfolio of protection for customers that we believe is unparalleled in the industry," said Anthony Christie, Level 3's chief marketing officer. "Our protection covers our customers from the earth to the cloud, integrating seamlessly across our broad range of advanced network services. It combines a number of layers of increasingly sophisticated protection from the ground up, beginning with the way our network was designed and constructed in the ground, with diverse routes and other structural protection. Additionally, our integrated CDN and network infrastructure, firewalls and capabilities are combined with redundant layers of advanced, proprietary protocols and algorithms that extend to the cloud."

    "Level 3 is known for its culture of security innovation that is explicitly dedicated to ensuring the protection of its customers' information and systems, and the launch of this new portfolio underscores our commitment," said Dale Drew, Level 3's senior vice president and chief security officer. "We have introduced a number of new security standards and solutions, ranging from botnet scanning to digital identity of threats. Every day, we carry massive amounts of customer information securely across our global network platform."

    Unique Visibility of Security Threat Landscape
    The new security portfolio is complemented by Level 3's global Internet protocol (IP) network, domain naming system (DNS) caching servers and content delivery network (CDN), which give Level 3's security experts a unique worldwide situational awareness of network threats, thereby enabling the company to identify, analyze and respond to threats faster and with greater precision.

    Level 3's security organization is also highly centralized on a global scale, integrating network and services security teams to enable a more holistic view of the threat environment that allows the correlation of threat events and improved overall response time. The combination of this new security portfolio with Level 3's international team of network professionals and advanced network services is designed to provide customers with an integrated solution for world-class network protection.

    "We believe we have access to more security threat data than anyone in the industry, enabling us to identify and address threats before they attack a customer's network," Dale explained. "Managing cyber security in today's network environment requires broad visibility and the analysis of very large volumes of information. We are delighted to offer our customers a comprehensive portfolio of security solutions that is designed to minimize network risks, reduce administrative complexity and protect their data and brand."

    Comprehensive Security Portfolio Capabilities
    Level 3's new global security portfolio comprises a comprehensive suite of security solutions, capabilities and benefits that includes

    --  Level 3 Secure Access Services, Managed Security Services, Distributed
    Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation and Security Consulting Services.
    --  Vulnerability scanning, DDoS blocking and cleansing, proactive alerts,
    incident reporting, site-to-site remote user access, content filtering,
    anti-virus, anti-spam, and firewall and intrusion prevention.
    --  Customer ability to receive network access and protection from a single
    provider, simplifying the operational complexity inherent to internal
    network security management.
    --  24x7x365 access to dedicated, skilled security professionals coordinated
    from four redundant security operation centers (SOCs).

    These capabilities, which are provided in coordination with Level 3's security partners, combine with Level 3's ability to offer network reliability, port diversity and diverse paths to most city pairs globally to enable broad protection.

    For more information on Level 3's advanced network security portfolio, visit [].

    About Level 3 Communications
    Level 3 Communications, Inc. provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit []

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    Level 3 maintains a corporate website at [], and you can find additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that website at []. Level 3 uses its website as a channel of distribution of important information about the company. Level 3 routinely posts financial and other important information regarding the company and its business, financial condition and operations on the Investor Relations web pages.

    Visitors to the Investors Relations web pages can view and print copies of Level 3's SEC filings, including periodic and current reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, as soon as reasonably practicable after those filings are made with the SEC.

    Copies of the charters for each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance committees of Level 3's Board of Directors, its Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Ethics, press releases and analysts and investor conference presentations are all available through the Investor Relations web pages.

    Please note that the information contained on any of Level 3's web sites is not incorporated by reference in, or considered to be a part of, any document unless expressly incorporated by reference in that document.

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    Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: successfully integrate the Global Crossing acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; obtain additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that could adversely affect the company's competitiveness; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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    Verizon Introduces Cloud Portfolio to Help Health Care Industry Meet HIPAA Security RequirementsServices Will Safeguard Electronic Protected Health Information; Industry to Benefit from Ability to Collaborate and Share Information

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Enterprise Solutions on Monday (Oct. 1) unveiled a comprehensive cloud and data center infrastructure portfolio specifically designed to help the health care industry meet the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements for safeguarding electronic protected health information.

    Verizon is one of the first top-tier providers to offer these specialized services, which will include the secure storing of electronic protected health information (ePHI) in Verizon's Terremark data centers. With the cloud, health care professionals can collaborate, share patient information in near real-time, and store large volumes of data for electronic health records and radiology images. In addition, health care organizations can centralize their data so they can operate more efficiently.

    Available immediately, the new portfolio offers Verizon clients in the health care, insurance, pharmaceutical and supporting industries a full range of public and private cloud services that meet applicable physical, administrative and technical security controls under HIPAA.

    The new health-care-enabled services are: Colocation, Managed Hosting, Enterprise Cloud, Enterprise Cloud Express Edition and Enterprise Cloud Private Edition. Along with each service, Verizon also provides a HIPAA Business Associate Agreement, through which Verizon works closely with clients to safeguard their patients' ePHI*.

    "Today's health care provider is faced with the enormous and costly burden of protecting personal health information for patients," said Dr. Peter Tippett, chief medical officer and vice president of Verizon's health IT practice. "To address this need, we are bringing to market a suite of cloud services that enables health care providers to secure patient data while offloading the burden of building and managing their own data centers. By enabling a connected health care system, we intend to transform U.S. health care delivery."

    Experts believe the market for secure and reliable computing and security solutions will grow rapidly through 2014 as physicians, clinics and hospitals move from paper-based to electronic record keeping in an effort to improve patient care and reduce costs. The U.S. government has mandated that health care providers transition to electronic health records within two years or face penalties through reduced Medicare and Medicaid payments.

    "Health industry CIOs have a pressing need for reliable, financially secure third parties or business associates that will help address the technical, physical and administrative safeguard requirements under HIPAA security rules," said Lynne Dunbrack, program director, Connected Health IT at IDC. "Offering a secure computing capability backed by strong performance-level agreements will be compelling to these CIOs."

    All health-care-focused offerings are provided from Terremark's cloud-enabled data centers in Miami, Fla., and Culpeper, Va., which meet a rigorous set of applicable HIPAA security controls as well as other security requirements. These include PCI-DSS Level 1 Compliant Service Provider, ITIL v3 based best practices, and facility clearances up to Department of Defense, Top Secret. In addition, Terremark's world-class facilities provide stringent service-level agreements on power, environmentals and availability in order to provide an enterprise-class experience for clients.

    Verizon's health IT practice offers a comprehensive portfolio of managed, IT and consulting services for the health care industry to help transform patient care delivery, enhance access to care and better manage costs.

    *Each client remains responsible for ensuring that it complies with HIPAA and all other applicable laws and regulations.

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 94 million retail customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $111 billion in 2011 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 188,000. For more information, visit

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    Emulex and Fusion-io Team to Deliver Fast I/O Caching and Connectivity SAN SolutionsCompanies Demonstrate Leading Solution for Caching and Access to Fast Storage

    SAN FRANCISCO and COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ORACLE OPENWORLD 2012 -- Emulex Corporation today announced that it is working with Fusion-io to deliver integrated, customized I/O caching and connectivity solutions for tier 1 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), significantly accelerating the performance of databases, data warehouses, heavily virtualized environments and private/hybrid clouds with improved throughput and application response time. The solution being demonstrated this week at Oracle OpenWorld consists of Emulex's newly announced LightPulse(R) LPe16000B series of 16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs), Fusion-io ioDrive2 PCIe-based flash memory connected to ION Data Accelerator software for caching and fast access to shared storage.

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    "Enterprise workloads are becoming more demanding, data is proliferating and shared Fibre Channel-based storage remains the trusted connectivity protocol for storage area networks (SANs) and the primary backbone of the data center," said Shaun Walsh, senior vice president of marketing and corporate development, Emulex. "Emulex is partnering with flash memory providers such as Fusion-io to deliver integrated and differentiated I/O caching and connectivity solutions that complement our OEM customers' offerings for performance hungry applications including databases, warehouses, heavily virtualized environments and private/hybrid clouds."

    Emulex's tenth generation LPe16000B 16GFC HBAs are the only adapters on the market that offer industry-leading 1.2 million I/O operations per second (IOPS) on a single port,(1 )making them the fastest storage connectivity solution on the market. These LightPulse HBAs deliver unsurpassed performance along with reliability, manageability and data integrity that can't be matched, complementing the persistent, high capacity Fusion ioMemory platform, which leverages flash memory to significantly increase data center efficiency with enterprise grade performance, reliability, availability and manageability. The manageability and performance of the overall solution is enhanced with the use of Emulex OneCommand(R) Vision, a proactive performance management solution designed to optimize storage I/O resources within virtualized and cloud environments.

    "Emulex's dedication to providing fast storage connectivity solutions makes them a natural fit with Fusion-io, as we are both providing innovative solutions that disrupt the status quo and change the way data centers have been architected for decades," said Tyler Smith, Vice President of Alliances, Fusion-io. "By pairing Emulex technology with native ioMemory access to flash memory, customers can accelerate their applications and significantly reduce complex and expensive storage sprawl."

    The joint I/O caching and connectivity solution is being demonstrated at Oracle OpenWorld this week in San Francisco in Fusion-io booth #1227. To learn more about this solution, attendees can also visit Emulex's booth #943.

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    Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center. The company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, 10Gb Ethernet Network Interface Cards, Ethernet-based Converged Network Adapters, controllers, embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity management software are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding IT environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the industry's leading server and storage OEMs including, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, NEC, NetApp and Oracle. Emulex is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif. and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. More information about Emulex is available at

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    "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth above include forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. Emulex wishes to caution readers that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Those factors include among others, intellectual property claims, with or without merit, that could result in costly litigation, cause product shipment delays, require Emulex to indemnify customers, or require Emulex to enter into royalty or licensing agreements, which may or may not be available. Furthermore, Emulex has in the past obtained, and may be required in the future to obtain, licenses of technology owned by other parties. Emulex cannot be certain that the necessary licenses will be available or that they can be obtained on commercially reasonable terms. If Emulex were to fail to obtain such royalty or licensing agreements in a timely manner and on reasonable terms, Emulex's business, results of operations and financial condition could be materially adversely affected. Ongoing lawsuits, such as the action brought by Broadcom Corporation ("Broadcom"), present inherent risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on Emulex's business, financial condition, or results of operations. Such potential risks include continuing expenses of litigation, risk of loss of patent rights and/or monetary damages, risk of injunction against the sale of products incorporating the technology in question, counterclaims, attorneys' fees, incremental costs associated with product or component redesigns, and diversion of management's attention from other business matters. With respect to the Broadcom litigation, such potential risks also include the availability of an adequate sunset period of time to make design changes, the ability to implement any design changes, the availability of customer resources to complete any re-qualification or re-testing that may be needed, the ability to maintain favorable working relationships with Emulex suppliers of serializer/deserializer (SerDes) modules and the ability to obtain a settlement that does not put Emulex at a competitive disadvantage. In addition, the fact that the economy generally, and the technology and storage segments specifically, have been in a state of uncertainty makes it difficult to determine if past experience is a good guide to the future and makes it impossible to determine if markets will grow or shrink in the short term. The current economic downturn and the resulting disruptions in world credit and equity markets that are creating economic uncertainty for Emulex's customers and the storage networking market as a whole has, and could, continue to adversely affect Emulex's revenues and results of operations. Furthermore, the effect of any actual or potential unsolicited offers to acquire Emulex may have an adverse effect on Emulex's operations. As a result of these uncertainties, Emulex is unable to predict its future results with any accuracy. Other factors affecting these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: faster than anticipated decline in the storage networking market; slower than expected growth of the storage networking market or the failure of Emulex's Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers to successfully incorporate Emulex products into their systems; Emulex's dependence on a limited number of customers and the effects of the loss of, decrease in or delays of orders by any such customers, or the failure of such customers to make timely payments; the emergence of new or stronger competitors as a result of consolidation movements in the market; the timing and market acceptance of Emulex products or Emulex OEM customers' new or enhanced products; costs associated with entry into new areas of the storage technology market; the variability in the level of Emulex's backlog and the variable and seasonal procurement patterns of Emulex's customers; any inadequacy of Emulex's intellectual property protection and the costs of actual or potential third-party claims of infringement and any related indemnity obligations or adverse judgments; impairment charges, including but not limited to goodwill and intangible assets; changes in tax rates or legislation; the effects of acquisitions; the effects of terrorist activities; natural disasters, such as the earthquake and resulting tsunami off the coast of Japan in March 2011 and the significant flooding in various parts of Thailand in October 2011, and any resulting disruption in Emulex's supply chain or customer purchasing patterns or any other resulting economic or political instability; the highly competitive nature of the markets for Emulex products as well as pricing pressures that may result from such competitive conditions; the effects of changes in Emulex's business model to separately charge for software; the effect of rapid migration of customers towards newer, lower cost product platforms; possible transitions from board or box level to application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for selected applications; a shift in unit product mix from higher-end to lower-end or mezzanine card products; a faster than anticipated decrease in the average unit selling prices or an increase in the manufactured cost of Emulex products; delays in product development; Emulex's reliance on third-party suppliers and subcontractors for components and assembly; Emulex's ability to attract and retain key technical personnel; Emulex's ability to benefit from research and development activities; Emulex's dependence on international sales and internationally produced products; changes in accounting standards; and the potential effects of global warming and any resulting regulatory changes on Emulex's business. These and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are also discussed in Emulex's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its recent filings on Forms 8-K, 10-K and 10-Q. Statements in this release are based on current expectations and, except as required by law, Emulex undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements for any reason. All trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.

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