Companies news of 2006-12-01 (page 1)

  • EnerSys Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Lead-Acid Battery Business of Leclanche SA
  • KEMET Branches Out to Inductor Market
  • Comcast Corporation to Participate in the Credit Suisse 2006 Media and Telecom Conference
  • KEMET Branches Out to Inductor MarketExpansion Part of Successful Alliance with TAIYO...
  • Advantest Launches M4841 Dynamic Test HandlerHigh-throughput Device Handler for Volume...
  • U.S. Air Force Extends General Dynamics Contract for Integration Engineering Support
  • CommScope to Host Analyst Conference on December 4
  • Bally Technologies Announces Appointment of Robert L. Guido to Board of Directors
  • NVIDIA Receives Subpoena From U.S. Department of Justice Regarding Investigation Into...
  • Verizon Wireless Technology Helps Domestic Violence Survivors Rebuild LivesCompany Donates...
  • SkillSoft Announces Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period in Connection...
  • Nortel Implements Previously Announced Share Consolidation
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  • Haystar Services and Technology, Inc. to Seek Business Opportunities
  • CounterPath Announces Closing of $4 Million Convertible Debenture Offering



    EnerSys Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Lead-Acid Battery Business of Leclanche SA

    READING, Pennsylvania, December 1 /PRNewswire/ --

    EnerSys (NYSE: ENS), the world's largest manufacturer, marketer and distributor of industrial batteries, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the lead-acid battery business of Leclanche SA (SWX: LECN), based in Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland. The transaction is expected to close in January 2007 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

    EnerSys will assume the customers and existing contracts of the Leclanch lead-acid battery business, along with certain sales and service employees to maintain the relationships with current customers.

    "This acquisition is a continuation of our efforts to meet our strategic goals of acquiring companies with high levels of synergies with EnerSys and expanding our market presence," stated John D. Craig, chairman, president and CEO of EnerSys.

    Ray Kubis, president of EnerSys Europe said, "This provides a solid platform for EnerSys to increase our presence in the Swiss market. We plan to use our extensive manufacturing, technical, sales and distribution global network to build on this platform, and grow in this market with additional investment and employment increases planned in the Zurich area."

    Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release (and oral statements made regarding the subjects of this release) contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, (i) statements regarding EnerSys' plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts, including statements identified by words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," 'plans," "believes," 'seeks," 'estimates," "will" or words of similar meaning; and (ii) statements about the benefits of the investment in the lead-acid battery business of Leclanche, including any impact on financial and operating results and estimates, and any impact on EnerSys' market position that may be realized from the investment.

    These forward-looking statements are based upon management's current beliefs or expectations and are inherently subject to significant business, economic, and competitive uncertainties and contingencies many of which are beyond our control. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements: (1) our ability to successfully integrate the Leclanch business; (2) the possibility that EnerSys may not realize revenue benefits from the proposed investment within expected time frames; (3) operating costs and business disruption following the proposed investment, including possible adverse effects on relationships with employees, may be greater than expected; and (4) competition may adversely affect the acquired business and result in customer loss. EnerSys does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date such forward-looking statement is made.

    For more information, contact Richard Zuidema, executive vice president, EnerSys, P.O. Box 14145, Reading, PA 19612-4145, USA. Tel: +1-800-538-3627; Website: http://www.enersys.com.

    About EnerSys: EnerSys, the world leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, manufactures and distributes reserve power and motive power batteries, chargers, power equipment, and battery accessories to customers worldwide. Motive power batteries are utilized in electric forklift trucks and other commercial electric powered vehicles. Reserve power batteries are used in the telecommunication and utility industries, uninterruptible power suppliers, and numerous applications requiring standby power. The company also provides aftermarket and customer support services to its customers from over 100 countries through its sales and manufacturing locations around the world.

    More information regarding EnerSys can be found at http://www.enersys.com.

    EnerSys

    Richard Zuidema, executive vice president, EnerSys, +1-800-538-3627




    KEMET Branches Out to Inductor Market

    GREENVILLE, South Carolina, December 1 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Expansion Part of Successful Alliance with TAIYO YUDEN

    KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM) announces its entrance into the surface-mount inductor market through our Strategic Alliance partner, TAIYO YUDEN Co., Ltd.

    KEMET plans to offer ferrite products, including a complete line of surface-mount multilayer and wire-wound inductors for a full range of applications, including EMI suppression, filtering, frequency matching and switching regulation. KEMET's goal is to offer electronics designers and manufacturers more complete passive component solutions.

    "We are excited about expanding our product line-up to include leading-edge, high-quality inductors," says Chuck Meeks, Vice President of KEMET's Ceramic Business Unit. "KEMET has always been about serving our customers, and our partnership with TAIYO YUDEN combines their unsurpassed inductor technology with our market-leading service model. Our KEMET sales team is energized about this new venture, and we are looking forward to extending KEMET's reach in the marketplace."

    KEMET is already a global leader in the capacitance market, and the launch of these inductors is a natural progression of the Strategic Alliance with TAIYO YUDEN. The two companies have been engaged as business and technical partners at various levels since 1997, and formed a strategic alliance in 2005.

    "A key provision of the alliance allows each partner to market and sell the other's product lines, thus mutually expanding both product portfolios for current and future customers," states Mr. Kazuya Umezawa, Senior Operating Officer of TAIYO YUDEN. "KEMET's inductor launch is a testimony to the continuation of our alliance."

    "Inductors are a critical part of the passive components market, and this expansion really complements our Forest Electric (FELCO) custom magnetics business," says Scott Carson, Product Line Manager, KEMET. "We pride ourselves on being a solutions provider for our customers, and this is another example of that commitment in action."

    All new inductor products will be available in environmentally-friendly RoHS-compliant versions. The full-line catalog can be found online at www.kemet.com.

    About KEMET:

    KEMET Corporation provides industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions, including the world's most complete line of surface-mount capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic and solid aluminum dielectrics-along with the world's best quality, delivery and service. KEMET's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KEM. KEMET is an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949:2002 registered company.

    About TAIYO YUDEN:

    With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAIYO YUDEN Co., Ltd. is the world's third-largest manufacturer of ceramic capacitors and an innovation leader. Its range of passive electronic components also includes inductors, filters, antenna and varistors. In addition, TAIYO YUDEN manufactures Bluetooth modules, power electronics modules and recordable optical media (CD-R, DVD-R) and is the leader with approximately 50 percent of the worldwide market in high-frequency multilayer chip inductors used in cell phones. For further information, visit: www.t-yuden.com.

    Contact: Dean W. Dimke Director of Corporate and Marketing Communication deandimke@kemet.com +1-864-228-4448 R. Scott Carson Product Line Manager scottcarson@kemet.com +1-864-228-4065 Web site: http://www.kemet.com http://www.t-yuden.com

    KEMET Corporation

    Dean W. Dimke, Director of Corporate and Marketing Communication, +1-864-228-4448, or deandimke@kemet.com , or R. Scott Carson, Product Line Manager, +1-864-228-4065, or scottcarson@kemet.com , both of KEMET Corporation




    Comcast Corporation to Participate in the Credit Suisse 2006 Media and Telecom Conference

    PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monday, December 4, 2006, John R. Alchin, Executive Vice President and Co-CFO of Comcast Corporation, will participate in the Credit Suisse 2006 Media and Telecom Conference in New York City.

    A live audio webcast of the event will be available on the Company's Investor Relations website at http://www.cmcsa.com/ or http://www.cmcsk.com/ on Monday, December 4, 2006 at 11:20 am (EST). An on-demand replay will be available shortly after the conclusion of the presentation.

    To automatically receive Comcast financial news by e-mail, please visit http://www.cmcsa.com/ or http://www.cmcsk.com/ and subscribe to E-mail Alerts.

    About Comcast:

    Comcast Corporation (http://www.comcast.com/) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 24.1 million cable customers, 11.0 million high-speed Internet customers, and 2.1 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.

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

    Comcast Corporation

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, Comcast Corporation, +1-215-981-7537

    Web site: http://www.cmcsa.com/
    http://www.cmcsk.com/




    KEMET Branches Out to Inductor MarketExpansion Part of Successful Alliance with TAIYO YUDEN

    GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KEMET Corporation announces its entrance into the surface-mount inductor market through our Strategic Alliance partner, TAIYO YUDEN Co., Ltd.

    KEMET plans to offer ferrite products, including a complete line of surface-mount multilayer and wire-wound inductors for a full range of applications, including EMI suppression, filtering, frequency matching and switching regulation. KEMET's goal is to offer electronics designers and manufacturers more complete passive component solutions.

    "We are excited about expanding our product line-up to include leading- edge, high-quality inductors," says Chuck Meeks, Vice President of KEMET's Ceramic Business Unit. "KEMET has always been about serving our customers, and our partnership with TAIYO YUDEN combines their unsurpassed inductor technology with our market-leading service model. Our KEMET sales team is energized about this new venture, and we are looking forward to extending KEMET's reach in the marketplace."

    KEMET is already a global leader in the capacitance market, and the launch of these inductors is a natural progression of the Strategic Alliance with TAIYO YUDEN. The two companies have been engaged as business and technical partners at various levels since 1997, and formed a strategic alliance in 2005.

    "A key provision of the alliance allows each partner to market and sell the other's product lines, thus mutually expanding both product portfolios for current and future customers," states Mr. Kazuya Umezawa, Senior Operating Officer of TAIYO YUDEN. "KEMET's inductor launch is a testimony to the continuation of our alliance."

    "Inductors are a critical part of the passive components market, and this expansion really complements our Forest Electric (FELCO) custom magnetics business," says Scott Carson, Product Line Manager, KEMET. "We pride ourselves on being a solutions provider for our customers, and this is another example of that commitment in action."

    All new inductor products will be available in environmentally-friendly RoHS-compliant versions. The full-line catalog can be found online at http://www.kemet.com/.

    About KEMET:

    KEMET Corporation provides industry-leading, high-performance capacitance solutions, including the world's most complete line of surface-mount capacitor technologies across tantalum, ceramic and solid aluminum dielectrics-along with the world's best quality, delivery and service. KEMET's common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol KEM. KEMET is an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO/TS 16949:2002 registered company.

    About TAIYO YUDEN:

    With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAIYO YUDEN Co., Ltd. is the world's third-largest manufacturer of ceramic capacitors and an innovation leader. Its range of passive electronic components also includes inductors, filters, antenna and varistors. In addition, TAIYO YUDEN manufactures Bluetooth modules, power electronics modules and recordable optical media (CD-R, DVD-R) and is the leader with approximately 50 percent of the worldwide market in high-frequency multilayer chip inductors used in cell phones. For further information, visit: http://www.t-yuden.com/.

    Contact: Dean W. Dimke Director of Corporate and Marketing Communication deandimke@kemet.com 864-228-4448 R. Scott Carson Product Line Manager scottcarson@kemet.com 864-228-4065

    KEMET Corporation

    CONTACT: Dean W. Dimke, Director of Corporate and Marketing
    Communication, +1-864-228-4448, or deandimke@kemet.com , or R. Scott Carson,
    Product Line Manager, +1-864-228-4065, or scottcarson@kemet.com , both of
    KEMET Corporation

    Web site: http://www.kemet.com/
    http://www.t-yuden.com/




    Advantest Launches M4841 Dynamic Test HandlerHigh-throughput Device Handler for Volume Testing of MCUs and DSPs

    TOKYO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advantest Corporation , today announced that its new M4841 dynamic test handler, supporting packages including BGA, CSP, and QFP, with a maximum parallel test capacity of 16 devices and a throughput of 18,500 devices per hour, will debut at SEMICON Japan, December 6-8, at Chiba's Makuhari Messe. The handler will be available for shipment beginning April 2007.

    Today's semiconductors are gaining in complexity both in circuit design and packaging, and continue to be challenged by high-volume applications that function in environments with wide-ranging temperatures. Semiconductor test and handling equipment must evolve to meet these requirements, in the same way it must adapt to increasing demands for higher parallelism and higher throughput.

    Unique in its class, Advantest's new M4841 Dynamic Test Handler enables high-throughput parallel test for very high volumes of devices and supports complex ICs and packages, including BGA, CSP and QFP. Because of its advanced performance capabilities and features, the M4841 is the optimal dynamic test handler for high volume production of devices used in consumer applications such as portable digital equipment and automotive systems.

    16-Device Parallel Test Reduces Cost of Test

    The M4841 is capable of parallel testing up to 16 devices, double the capability of the earlier, industry-leading handler, also from Advantest. The M4841 also delivers a high throughput of 18,500 devices per hour. With three times the throughput capacity of its predecessor, the M4841 sets a new standard for the industry. Because of its high test efficiency, the M4841 is well-suited for high-volume production lines. With its unprecedented combination of 16-device parallel test and 18,500 device-per-hour throughput at 3 seconds test time or less, the M4841 makes a substantial contribution to reduced cost of test.

    Additionally, it employs an advanced temperature-stabilization method to cool devices to -40°C or heat them to 125°C, allowing it to test devices that must meet the highest standards, such as those used in automotive electronics and avionics, under a range of extreme environmental stresses.

    Inheriting Advantest's acclaimed Soft Touch Handling mechanism, together with optimized interior motion controls, the M4841 provides a high-accuracy test environment. Customers can select the optimal configuration for their needs, as the company offers a range of parameters for parallel test capacity, temperature range, and processing capacity. This reduces installation costs and contributes to overall system optimization.

    Key Specifications M4841 Dynamic Test Handler Target Packages: BGA, CSP, QFP, others Parallel Test Capacity: maximum 16 devices Throughput: 18,500 devices / hour Temperature Range: -40°C ~ 125°C About Advantest

    Advantest Corporation is the global leader in automatic test equipment to the semiconductor industry. Advantest's SoC, logic, memory, mixed-signal and RF testers and device handlers are integrated into the most advanced semiconductor fabrication lines in the world. Founded in Tokyo in 1954, Advantest established its North American subsidiary in 1982 and its European subsidiary in 1984. More information is available at http://www.advantest.com/.

    Advantest Corporation Japan

    CONTACT: Amy Gold, Advantest America, Inc., +1-212-850-6670,
    a.gold@advantest.com

    Web site: http://www.advantest.com/




    U.S. Air Force Extends General Dynamics Contract for Integration Engineering Support

    FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics , has been awarded a $7.4 million contract to continue integration support of the Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) for the U.S. Air Force.

    General Dynamics is supporting the activation and integration of new DCGS sites, capabilities and technology upgrades, including systems and network engineering, configuration management, integrated scheduling and site support. Work under this contract will be conducted at Hanscom Air Force Base in Massachusetts, and at additional sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

    DCGS is a worldwide, distributed, network-centric, system-of-systems architecture for conducting collaborative intelligence operations. DCGS provides both physical and electronic distribution of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance data, processes, and systems. General Dynamics is supporting the Air Force's objective to evolve the DCGS configuration, with minimal impact on ongoing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations, into a seamless, distributed system-of-systems.

    This award is the sixth and final option year of the integration support contract, which was originally awarded in September 2001. The total value of the contract, including this extension, is $68.8 million. General Dynamics leads an integration team that includes SRA International; Zel Technologies, LLC; and International Telephone & Telegraph. The DCGS is produced by Raytheon.

    General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems designs, develops, manufactures, integrates, operates and maintains mission systems for defense, space, intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, homeland security and homeland defense customers. Headquartered in Fairfax, Va., the company specializes in ground systems; imagery processing; mission payloads; space vehicles; maritime subsurface, surface and airborne mission systems; and tasking, collection, processing, exploitation and dissemination programs for national intelligence. More information is available on the Internet at http://www.gd-ais.com/.

    General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 81,100 people worldwide and expects 2006 revenues of approximately $24 billion. The company is a market leader in mission-critical information systems and technologies; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and business aviation. More information can be found online at http://www.generaldynamics.com/.

    General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems

    CONTACT: Lucy Ryan of General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems,
    +1-703-271-7536, Fax: +1-703-271-7453, or lucy.ryan@gd-ais.com

    Web site: http://www.gd-ais.com/
    http://www.generaldynamics.com/




    CommScope to Host Analyst Conference on December 4

    HICKORY, N.C., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CommScope, Inc. plans to host an analyst conference on Monday, December 4 at the Renaissance Dallas-Richardson Hotel in Richardson, Texas. The formal portion of the presentation will be given from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. CT followed by a tour of CommScope's research and development facility located in Richardson, TX.

    All interested investors are invited to listen to the webcast and view the slides. Registration for the webcast is required and available at http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=36407. The registration page can also be accessed from the Investor Relations Presentations page of CommScope's website at http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=101146&p=irol-presentations.

    Those wishing to listen to the Internet webcast on the day of the event should plan to connect online 10-15 minutes before the start of the conference. For anyone unable to listen to the live event, an archive event broadcast will be available on the Investor Relations Presentations page of CommScope's website for a limited period of time.

    About CommScope

    CommScope is a world leader in the design and manufacture of "last mile" cable and connectivity solutions for communication networks. Through its SYSTIMAX(R) Solutions(TM) and Uniprise(R) Solutions brands CommScope is the global leader in structured cabling systems for business enterprise applications. It is also the world's largest manufacturer of coaxial cable for Hybrid Fiber Coaxial applications. Backed by strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to provide customers with high-performance wired or wireless cabling solutions.

    CommScope, Inc.

    CONTACT: Phil Armstrong, Investor Relations, +1-828-323-4848, or Mark
    Huegerich, Investor Relations Analyst, +1-828-431-2540, both of CommScope,
    Inc.

    Web site: http://www.commscope.com/
    http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=36407




    Bally Technologies Announces Appointment of Robert L. Guido to Board of Directors

    LAS VEGAS, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bally Technologies, Inc. announced today that Robert L. Guido has been appointed by the Company's Board of Directors to fill a vacancy on the Board. Guido, who has been affirmatively determined by the Company's Board of Directors to be an independent director, will also serve on the Company's Audit Committee.

    Guido recently retired from Ernst & Young where he was Vice Chair and CEO of E&Y's Assurance and Advisory Practice. In this role, he was responsible for overall business strategy and had significant dealings with both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) on behalf of the firm. During his 38-year career at Ernst & Young, Guido also co-chaired the firm's Global Client Steering Committee and served as a senior advisory or engagement partner to numerous global companies.

    "Bob will make an immediate contribution to our Company," said David Robbins, Chairman of the Board. "His years as a senior executive and partner with Ernst & Young establishing policy and serving large public companies will be invaluable to us. He has significant expertise in various SEC and PCAOB matters, and his appointment is an important next step as we strive to enhance the Company's internal control structure and financial reporting."

    Richard Haddrill, Chief Executive Officer, added, "In addition to Bob's financial expertise, he has significant experience leading various units of Ernst & Young and advising a broad array of companies and businesses. I look forward to his contributions to our overall business direction and execution."

    With a history dating back to 1932, Las Vegas-based Bally Technologies designs, manufactures, operates and distributes advanced gaming devices, systems and technology solutions worldwide. Bally's product line includes reel-spinning slot machines, video slots, wide-area progressives and Class II, lottery and central determination games and platforms. As the world's No. 1 gaming systems company, Bally also offers an array of casino management, slot accounting, bonusing, cashless and table management solutions. The Company also owns and operates Rainbow Casino in Vicksburg, Miss. Additional information on the Company can be found at http://www.ballytech.com/.

    This news release may contain "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and is subject to the safe harbor created thereby. Such information involves important risks and uncertainties that could significantly affect the results in the future and, accordingly, such results may differ from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Future operating results may be adversely affected as a result of a number of risks that are detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the information in this press release and represents that the information is only valid as of today's date.

    Investor Contact: Mark Lipparelli Media Contact: Marcus Prater (702) 584-7600 (702) 584-7828 mlipparelli@ballytech.com mprater@ballytech.com - BALLY TECHNOLOGIES -

    Bally Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor, Mark Lipparelli, +1-702-584-7600,
    mlipparelli@ballytech.com, or Media, Marcus Prater, +1-702-584-7828,
    mprater@ballytech.com, both of Bally Technologies, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.ballytech.com/




    NVIDIA Receives Subpoena From U.S. Department of Justice Regarding Investigation Into Market for Graphics Processors

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation has received a subpoena from the San Francisco Office of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) in connection with the DOJ's investigation into potential antitrust violations related to graphics processing units and cards. No specific allegations have been made against NVIDIA. NVIDIA plans to cooperate with the DOJ in its investigation.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020613/NVDALOGO ) About NVIDIA

    NVIDIA Corporation is the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies. The Company creates innovative, industry-changing products for computing, consumer electronics, and mobile devices. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.nvidia.com/.

    Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to the allegations made in the DOJ investigation and actions by the Company, are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include actions and determinations by the DOJ or other governmental entities and statements or other information provided by third parties or otherwise discovered. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

    Copyright (C) 2006 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. All company and/or product names may be trade names, trademarks and/or registered trademarks of the respective owners with which they are associated.

    For further information, contact: Michael Hara Calisa Cole Investor Relations Corporate Communications NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA Corporation (408) 486-2511 (408) 486-6263 mhara@nvidia.com ccole@nvidia.com

    Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020613/NVDALOGO
    AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com NVIDIA Corporation

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, Michael Hara, +1-408-486-2511,
    mhara@nvidia.com, or Corporate Communications, Calisa Cole, +1-408-486-6263,
    ccole@nvidia.com, both of NVIDIA Corporation

    Web site: http://www.nvidia.com/




    Verizon Wireless Technology Helps Domestic Violence Survivors Rebuild LivesCompany Donates Wireless Phones to Brooklyn District Attorney's Office

    ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its commitment to domestic violence prevention and awareness, Verizon Wireless recently donated 100 wireless phones and free airtime to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office.

    The donation was made through the company's HopeLine(R) phone recycling program.

    No-longer-used wireless phones, collected at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores throughout the New York Metro area, are refurbished, recycled or sold and the proceeds are donated to domestic violence advocacy groups or used to purchase wireless phones for victims. Phones that cannot be refurbished are disposed of in an environmentally friendly manner.

    The District Attorney's Office will distribute the phones to survivors of domestic violence. The phones will allow the women to call for help in emergencies and to make phone calls necessary to rebuild their lives

    "HopeLine recycling provides a quick and easy way for each of us to make a difference in the lives of families scarred by domestic violence," said Charles Hand, president of Verizon Wireless' New York Metro Region. "Something as simple as a wireless phone can help enable and empower these women to take positive steps to transform their lives."

    Verizon Wireless is a recognized corporate leader for its commitment to preventing domestic violence and raising awareness of the issue. Since 2001, the Verizon Wireless HopeLine program has collected more than three million phones and recycled more than 700,000. Using funds generated by the HopeLine program, Verizon Wireless' New York Metro Region recently presented 150 phones to Safe Horizon at the Brooklyn Family Justice Center, awarded a $10,000 HopeLine grant to the Center Against Domestic Violence, and a $100,000 donation to the Brooklyn Family Justice Center.

    In addition to free wireless phones, service and voice mailboxes for victims, HopeLine includes community and corporate awareness initiatives, and a bilingual "Invest in Yourself" program designed to help survivors re-enter the workforce.

    HopeLine phone donations also are accepted at all Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in Brooklyn and across the nation. For store locations and additional information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 57 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ, with 60,000 employees nationwide. The company is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: David Samberg, +1-845-365-7212,
    david.samberg@verizonwireless.com, or Kimberly Ancin, +1-845-429-3839,
    kimberly.ancin@vivianipr.com, for Verizon Wireless

    Web site: http://www.verizonwireless.com/
    http://www.verizonwireless.com/hopeline
    http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia




    SkillSoft Announces Early Termination of Hart-Scott-Rodino Waiting Period in Connection With Its Acquisition of Thomson NETg

    NASHUA, N.H., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SkillSoft PLC , a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions, today announced that it had received notification from the Pre-merger Office of the Federal Trade Commission of early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 for the proposed acquisition of Thomson NETg.

    On October 25, 2006, SkillSoft announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Thomson NETg from The Thomson Corporation. Consummation of the transaction remains subject to customary closing conditions, including the completion of audited financial statements by Thomson NETg.

    About SkillSoft

    SkillSoft PLC is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables companies to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.

    Content offerings include business, IT, desktop and compliance courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as SkillSim(TM) simulations, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals and online mentoring services. The Books24x7(R) division offers online access to more than 10,000 unabridged IT and business books in its Referenceware(R) collections, as well as book summaries, executive reports and best practices. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) virtual classroom, SkillView(R) competency management software and the Enterprise Learning Connection Suite(TM), a set of platform-neutral modules that can be used to create learning programs tailored to business needs.

    SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.

    SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, Ahead of the Learning Curve, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, Referenceware, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives ExecSummaries, ExecBlueprints, Express Guide and Dialogue are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkillSoft PLC in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    This release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any such forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include competitive pressures, changes in customer demands or industry standards, adverse economic conditions, loss of key personnel, litigation and other risk factors disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in SkillSoft's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended July 31, 2006 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The forward-looking statements provided by the Company in this press release represent the Company's views as of December 1, 2006. The Company anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause the Company's views to change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of this release.

    SkillSoft PLC

    CONTACT: Tom McDonald, Chief Financial Officer of SkillSoft,
    +1-603-324-3000, x4232; or Investor: Michael Polyviou or Peter Schmidt, both
    of Financial Dynamics, +1-212-850-5748, for SkillSoft




    Nortel Implements Previously Announced Share Consolidation

    TORONTO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nortel Networks Corporation (NYSE/TSX: NT) today implemented the previously announced consolidation of its issued and outstanding common shares as approved by the Company's Board of Directors on November 6, 2006 and its shareholders at the annual and special meeting of shareholders on June 29, 2006.

    Nortel's(x) common shares, listed on the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") and the Toronto Stock Exchange ("TSX"), will begin trading on a consolidated basis when the NYSE and TSX open today. The consolidation was implemented with a ratio of one consolidated share for every ten pre-consolidation shares. The consolidation has reduced the number of shares outstanding from approximately 4.3 billion to approximately 433 million.

    Registered shareholders of the Company are receiving instructions by mail on how to obtain a new share certificate representing their consolidated common shares. This information is also available on the Company website, http://www.nortel.com/corporate/investor/faq.html. No fractional shares will be issued as a result of the consolidation. If the consolidation results in a registered shareholder having a fractional interest of less than a whole share, the registered shareholder will receive a cash payment for the value of that interest, with the amount of the payment determined by multiplying the fraction by $21.15 (the average closing price of Nortel common shares, as adjusted for the consolidation, on the NYSE for the ten trading days prior to today's effective date), with Canadian residents receiving the Canadian dollar equivalent of such payment based on the noon spot rate published by the Bank of Canada on November 30, 2006. Nortel shares held through a broker, bank, trust company, nominee or other financial intermediary will be adjusted by that firm.

    With today's implementation of the consolidation, the Company's 4.25 percent convertible senior notes due September 1, 2008 are convertible by holders into common shares of Nortel Networks Corporation at a new conversion price of $100 per common share. Furthermore, proportional adjustments reflecting the share consolidation have been made under Nortel's equity compensation plans.

    About Nortel

    Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that enhance the human experience, ignite and power global commerce, and secure and protect the world's most critical information. Our next-generation technologies, for both service providers and enterprises, span access and core networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications, and help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people with information. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at http://www.nortel.com/. For the latest Nortel news, visit http://www.nortel.com/news.

    Certain statements in this press release may contain words such as "could", "expects", "may", "anticipates", "believes", "intends", "estimates", "targets", "envisions", "seeks" and other similar language and are considered forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on Nortel's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the operating environment, economies and markets in which Nortel operates. These statements are subject to important assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict and the actual outcome may be materially different. Nortel has made various assumptions in the preparation of its financial outlook in this press release, including the following company specific assumptions: no further negative impact to Nortel's results of operations, financial condition and liquidity arising from Nortel's restatements of its financial results; Nortel's prices increasing at or above the rate of price increases for similar products in geographic regions in which Nortel sells its products; increase in sales to Nortel's enterprise customers and wireless service provider customers in the Asia Pacific region as a result of Nortel's joint venture with LG Electronics Inc.; anticipated growth in sales to enterprise customers, including the full year impact to Nortel's revenues from its acquisition of PEC Solutions, Inc., (now Nortel Government Solutions Incorporated); improvement in Nortel's product costs due to favorable supplier pricing substantially offset by higher costs associated with initial customer deployments in emerging markets; cost reductions resulting from the completion of Nortel's significant financial restatements and 2004 restructuring plan; a moderate increase in costs over 2005 related to investments in the finance organization and remedial measures related to Nortel's material weaknesses in internal controls; increased employee costs relative to expected cost of living adjustments and employee bonuses offset by a significant reduction in executive recruitment and severance costs incurred in 2005; and the effective execution of Nortel's strategy. Nortel has also made certain macroeconomic and general industry assumptions in the preparation of its financial guidance including: a modest growth rate in the gross domestic product of global economies in the range of 3.9% which is higher than the growth rate in 2005; global service provider capital expenditures in 2006 reflecting mid to high single digit growth as compared to low double digit growth in 2005; a general increase in demand for broadband access, data traffic and wireless infrastructure and services in emerging markets with the rate of growth in developed markets beginning to slow; and a moderate impact as a result of expected industry consolidation among service providers in various geographic regions, particularly in North America and EMEA. The above assumptions, although considered reasonable by Nortel at the date of this press release, may prove to be inaccurate and consequently Nortel's actual results could differ materially from its expectations set out in this press release.

    Further, actual results or events could differ materially from those contemplated in forward-looking statements as a result of the following (i) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's restatements and related matters including: Nortel's most recent restatement and two previous restatements of its financial statements and related events; the negative impact on Nortel and NNL of their most recent restatement and delay in filing their financial statements and related periodic reports; legal judgments, fines, penalties or settlements, or any substantial regulatory fines or other penalties or sanctions, related to the ongoing regulatory and criminal investigations of Nortel in the U.S. and Canada; any significant pending civil litigation actions not encompassed by Nortel's proposed class action settlement; any substantial cash payment and/or significant dilution of Nortel's existing equity positions resulting from the approval of its proposed class action settlement; any unsuccessful remediation of Nortel's material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting resulting in an inability to report Nortel's results of operations and financial condition accurately and in a timely manner; the time required to implement Nortel's remedial measures; Nortel's inability to access, in its current form, its shelf registration filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and Nortel's below investment grade credit rating and any further adverse effect on its credit rating due to Nortel's restatements of its financial statements; any adverse affect on Nortel's business and market price of its publicly traded securities arising from continuing negative publicity related to Nortel's restatements; Nortel's potential inability to attract or retain the personnel necessary to achieve its business objectives; any breach by Nortel of the continued listing requirements of the NYSE or TSX causing the NYSE and/or the TSX to commence suspension or delisting procedures; (ii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's business including: yearly and quarterly fluctuations of Nortel's operating results; reduced demand and pricing pressures for its products due to global economic conditions, significant competition, competitive pricing practice, cautious capital spending by customers, increased industry consolidation, rapidly changing technologies, evolving industry standards, frequent new product introductions and short product life cycles, and other trends and industry characteristics affecting the telecommunications industry; the sufficiency of recently announced restructuring actions, including the potential for higher actual costs to be incurred in connection with these restructuring actions compared to the estimated costs of such actions and the ability to achieve the targeted cost savings and reductions of Nortel's unfunded pension liability deficit; any material and adverse affects on Nortel's performance if its expectations regarding market demand for particular products prove to be wrong or because of certain barriers in its efforts to expand internationally; any reduction in Nortel's operating results and any related volatility in the market price of its publicly traded securities arising from any decline in its gross margin, or fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; any negative developments associated with Nortel's supply contract and contract manufacturing agreements including as a result of using a sole supplier for key optical networking solutions components, and any defects or errors in Nortel's current or planned products; any negative impact to Nortel of its failure to achieve its business transformation objectives, including completion of the sale of its UMTS access business to Alcatel; additional valuation allowances for all or a portion of its deferred tax assets; Nortel's failure to protect its intellectual property rights, or any adverse judgments or settlements arising out of disputes regarding intellectual property; changes in regulation of the Internet and/or other aspects of the industry; Nortel's failure to successfully operate or integrate its strategic acquisitions, or failure to consummate or succeed with its strategic alliances; any negative effect of Nortel's failure to evolve adequately its financial and managerial control and reporting systems and processes, manage and grow its business, or create an effective risk management strategy; and (iii) risks and uncertainties relating to Nortel's liquidity, financing arrangements and capital including: the impact of Nortel's most recent restatement and two previous restatements of its financial statements; any inability of Nortel to manage cash flow fluctuations to fund working capital requirements or achieve its business objectives in a timely manner or obtain additional sources of funding; high levels of debt, limitations on Nortel capitalizing on business opportunities because of support facility covenants, or on obtaining additional secured debt pursuant to the provisions of indentures governing certain of Nortel's public debt issues and the provisions of its support facility; any increase of restricted cash requirements for Nortel if it is unable to secure alternative support for obligations arising from certain normal course business activities, or any inability of Nortel's subsidiaries to provide it with sufficient funding; any negative effect to Nortel of the need to make larger defined benefit plans contributions in the future or exposure to customer credit risks or inability of customers to fulfill payment obligations under customer financing arrangements; any negative impact on Nortel's ability to make future acquisitions, raise capital, issue debt and retain employees arising from stock price volatility and further declines in the market price of Nortel's publicly traded securities, or the share consolidation resulting in a lower total market capitalization or adverse effect on the liquidity of Nortel's common shares. For additional information with respect to certain of these and other factors, see Nortel's Annual Report on Form 10-K/A, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other securities filings with the SEC. Unless otherwise required by applicable securities laws, Nortel disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    (x) Nortel, the Nortel logo and the Globemark are trademarks of Nortel

    Networks.

    Nortel

    CONTACT: Media: Jay Barta, (972) 685-2381, jbarta@nortel.com; Investors:
    (888) 901-7286, (905) 863-6049, investor@nortel.com




    Skype Available on X-Series from 3, Enabled by iSkoot

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Skype is available today on X-Series handsets from 3 UK. The solution uses the iSkootMobile software and is now available in 3's UK stores in addition to being available in 3's other markets around the world beginning early 2007. X-Series customers will be able to make unlimited Skype calls from their Nokia N73, with more handsets to follow.

    "This is a significant milestone, as 3 is the first mobile operator to bring Skype-enabled mobile phones to consumers," said Eric Lagier, Skype's Head of Business Development, Mobile. "Skype has been working in close partnership with iSkoot, who have helped to make the promise of mobile Skype a reality."

    "We are extremely proud to be working with Skype and bringing this first-of-its-kind solution to Skype users," said Jacob Guedalia, CEO of iSkoot. "Skype is the clear leader in internet calling and now, thanks to iSkoot, it is available on mobile phones and Skype users can always stay in touch."

    About Skype

    Skype is the world's fastest-growing Internet communication offering, allowing unlimited free voice, video and instant messaging communication between users of Skype Software. With over 136 million registered users, Skype is available in 28 languages and is used in almost every country around the world. Skype generates revenue through its premium offerings such as making and receiving calls to and from landline and mobile phones, voicemail, call forwarding and personalization including ringtones and avatars. Skype also has relationships with a growing network of hardware and software providers.

    Skype is an eBay company . To learn more visit skype.com. Skype is not a replacement for your ordinary telephone and cannot be used for emergency calling. Skype, SkypeIn, SkypeOut, Skype Me, Skype Certified, Skypecasts, associated logos and the "S" symbol are trademarks of Skype Limited.

    About iSkoot

    Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., iSkoot is dedicated to becoming a leader in enabling mobile Internet telephony. iSkoot extends the reach of Internet telephony by allowing users to make and receive calls over the Web using any mobile phone. With iSkoot, Skype users are no longer bound to their PCs to make and receive calls. iSkoot enables Skype users to take advantage of Internet phone services and buddy systems to make unlimited, superior quality voice calls via next-generation peer-to-peer software from their cell phone. For more information, visit http://www.iskoot.com/.

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

    For Media Contact: Scott Baldwin 5W Public Relations 212.584.4276 sbaldwin@5wpr.com

    iSkoot

    CONTACT: Scott Baldwin of 5W Public Relations, +1-212-584-4276,
    sbaldwin@5wpr.com for iSkoot

    Web site: http://www.iskoot.com/




    En Pointe Technologies, Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2006 and Fiscal Year Ended September 30, 2006 - Gross Profit Increases 25% in the Fourth Quarter Lifting Net Income per Share to $0.21 for the Quarter and $0.07 for the Year

    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- En Pointe Technologies, Inc. , a leading national provider of business-to-business information technology products, services and solutions, today announced consolidated results for its fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2006. Gross profit in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2006 increased $2.3 million to $11.4 million over the $9.1 million reported in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005. On an annual basis, gross profit increased $4.6 million to $39.6 million in fiscal year 2006 over the $35.0 million reported for fiscal year 2005. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2006 increased to $1.5 million, or $0.22 per basic share and $0.21 per diluted share, as compared with the net loss of $0.3 million, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, reported for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2005. For the fiscal year 2006, net income increased to $0.5 million, or $0.07 per basic and diluted share, as compared with the net income of $0.1 million, or $0.02 per basic and diluted share, reported for fiscal year 2005.

    "We are particularly pleased how our service and product gross profits combined to make the fourth quarter the most profitable one of fiscal 2006" said Bob Din, CEO of En Pointe Technologies, Inc. Mr. Din added, "Service gross profits of $5.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 were the best that we have had in almost two years. On the product side, for fiscal year 2006 software agency fees increased by $1.8 million over the comparable fiscal year 2005 and lifted our product gross margin percentage by 1.8% to 8.3%. On the service side, Premier BPO, Inc., our Variable Interest Entity in which we have an approximate 31% voting interest and consolidate into our financial statements, began showing positive results and contributed $0.8 million to our gross profits for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2006. Additionally, several of our service projects were primary contributors to the remaining increase of $1.7 million in service gross profit for fiscal year 2006 that brought our total service gross profit increase to $2.5 million over that of the prior fiscal year. Those key service projects involved our Logistics and Asset Management services where we have been successful in keeping our costs low while providing the maximum benefit to our larger customers' logistical needs."

    While overall product revenues declined $9.0 million, or 12.1%, to $65.2 million during the September 2006 quarter as compared with that of the September 2005 quarter, service revenues remained constant at $13.2 million during such periods. For fiscal year 2006, total net sales declined $4.6 million, or 1.4%, to $323.7 million from $328.3 million in the prior fiscal year.

    In the September 2006 quarter, En Pointe's operating expenses increased $0.2 million, or 2.1%, over the comparable quarter of fiscal year 2005. As a result of only a nominal increase in operating expenses, most of the $2.3 million increase in gross profits recorded during the fiscal 2006 fourth quarter favorably impact operating income. For the fiscal year 2006, operating expenses increased $3.5 million, or 9.7%, to $39.4 million as compared to the $35.9 million reported for fiscal year 2005. Selling and marketing expenses accounted for the majority of the $3.5 million increase, increasing $2.5 million in fiscal year 2006 as a result of a combination of the Company's acquisition of a software reseller in January 2006 and of a build-up of the Company's software infrastructure.

    About En Pointe Technologies, Inc.

    En Pointe Technologies, Inc. provides the information technology marketplace, including mid-market and enterprise accounts, government agencies, and educational institutions nationwide, with computer hardware, software, information security, and managed and professional services. En Pointe has the flexibility to customize information technology services to fulfill the unique needs of each of its customers.

    En Pointe employs SAP, Clarify(TM), and AccessPointe(TM) (an e-procurement application), proven and dependable software applications, to support its broad customer base. Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Los Angeles, En Pointe maintains an ISO 9001:2000 certified configuration center in Rancho Cucamonga, California and is well represented in leading national markets throughout the United States. En Pointe has the experience and the technology to help organizations simplify the management of their information technology infrastructure.

    Visit http://www.enpointe.com/ to learn more.

    This document contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In addition, from time to time, En Pointe Technologies, or its representatives, have made or may make forward-looking statements, orally or in writing. The words "estimate," "project," "potential," "intended," "expect," "anticipate," "believe" and similar expressions or words are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements may be included in, but are not limited to, various filings made by En Pointe with the Securities and Exchange Commission, press releases or oral statements made with the approval of an authorized executive officer of the Company. Actual results could differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements as a result of a wide variety of factors and conditions. Reference is hereby made to En Pointe's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2005 for information regarding those factors and conditions. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management's projections, estimates and expectations include, but are not limited to: changing economic influences in the industry; dependence on key personnel; actions of manufacturers and suppliers; and availability of adequate financing. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date of this press release. En Pointe undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this press release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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

    To contact En Pointe regarding any investor matters, please contact: Javed Latif Chief Financial Officer and Sr. Vice President, Operations En Pointe Technologies, Inc. Phone: (310) 725-5212 Fax: (310) 725-9786 ir@enpointe.com

    To contact En Pointe regarding any sales or customer matters, please e-mail us at: sales@enpointe.com or contact us by phone at (310) 725-5200.

    En Pointe Technologies, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands) September 30, 2006 2005 ASSETS: Current assets: Cash $10,240 $6,903 Restricted cash 74 72 Accounts receivable, net 46,417 40,916 Inventories, net 4,201 10,367 Prepaid expenses and other current assets 1,067 764 Total current assets 61,999 59,022 Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation and amortization 2,765 3,070 Other assets 1,474 804 Total assets $66,238 $62,896 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY: Current liabilities: Accounts payable, trade $19,105 $18,444 Borrowings under line of credit 15,673 16,824 Accrued liabilities 5,796 4,344 Accrued taxes and other liabilities 4,928 3,346 Total current liabilities 45,502 42,958 Long term liability 238 584 Total liabilities 45,740 43,542 Minority interest 1,487 903 Total stockholders' equity 19,011 18,451 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $66,238 $62,896 En Pointe Technologies, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands, except per share data) Three months ended Fiscal year ended September 30, September 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Net sales: (unaudited) (unaudited) Product $65,211 $74,218 $276,736 $279,325 Service 13,198 13,192 46,997 49,007 Total net sales 78,409 87,410 323,733 328,332 Cost of sales: Product 59,039 69,109 253,765 258,516 Service 7,970 9,190 30,318 34,758 Total cost of sales 67,009 78,299 284,083 293,274 Gross profit: Product 6,172 5,109 22,971 20,809 Service 5,228 4,002 16,679 14,249 Total gross profit 11,400 9,111 39,650 35,058 Selling and marketing expenses 7,247 6,920 28,337 25,792 General and administrative expenses 2,651 2,776 11,098 10,143 Operating income (loss) 1,502 (585) 215 (877) Interest income, net (61) (29) (181) (6) Other (income) expense, net 24 (114) (36) (644) Income (loss) before income taxes and minority interest 1,539 (442) 432 (227) Provision for income taxes 16 (4) 42 21 Income (loss) before minority interest 1,523 (438) 390 (248) Minority interest in affiliate loss 6 89 121 393 Net income (loss) $1,529 $(349) $511 $145 Net income (loss) per share: Basic $0.22 $(0.05) $0.07 $0.02 Diluted $0.21 $(0.05) $0.07 $0.02 Weighted average shares outstanding: Basic 7,027 6,928 7,006 6,866 Diluted 7,140 7,165 7,125 7,103

    En Pointe Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Javed Latif, Chief Financial Officer and Sr. Vice President,
    Operations of En Pointe Technologies, Inc., +1-310-725-5212, or fax,
    +1-310-725-9786, ir@enpointe.com

    Web site: http://www.enpointe.com/




    PC Universe (PCUV) Unveils its Merchant Store at Amazon.com in Time for the HolidaysPC Universe Now Sells Thousands Of Computer And Electronics Products From Top Brands On The Amazon.com Website

    BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PC Universe (OTC Pink Sheets: PCUV) announces the availability of its merchant store on Amazon.com. PC Universe offers a large selection of computer products from flash memory to high-end servers-and everything in between.

    "We are excited that Amazon.com called on us to serve the important computing needs of their customers," said Tom Livia, president and co-founder, PC Universe, Inc. Livia adds, "With over 11 years experience as a technology solutions company, wide product selection and competitive pricing, Amazon.com business and consumer customers will enjoy PC Universe's great savings and fast delivery on every computing need that they may have."

    The product selection and pricing on Amazon.com demonstrates PC Universe's special understanding of the technology needs of consumers and small- and medium-sized businesses. The PC Universe merchant store on Amazon.com will feature popular products such as laptop computers, desktop computers, tablet PCs, software, printers, ink and toner, flat-panel displays, hard drives, external back up, computer memory, scanners, wireless networking, networking equipment, business servers, and PC components. Hundreds of technology brands are featured on the PC Universe merchant store including Apple, Canon, Epson, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec, and Toshiba.

    About PC Universe, Inc.

    PC Universe is an authorized direct marketer and service provider of over 250,000 technology products from over 700 brands such as Apple, Canon, Cisco, Citrix, Epson, HP, IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Sony, Symantec and Toshiba. As a total technology solutions provider, PC Universe provides professional technical services such as networking design and installation, ongoing network and hardware maintenance, network security analysis, managed services and network monitoring, business continuity planning, disaster planning and recovery, and voice over IP (VoIP). Since 1995, PC Universe has served the information technology needs of businesses of all sizes, federal, state and local government entities as well as educational institutions, both public and private. PC Universe currently serves its customers through two website properties, http://www.pcuniverse.com/ and http://www.patriotpc.us/, a fully staffed call center, a direct sales force of industry professionals, and a technical service staff of certified technicians and engineers. PCUniverse.com is ranked by Internet Retailer magazine as one of the Top 500 retail sites on the Internet.

    For additional information on PC Universe, please visit http://www.pcuniverse.com/.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This release may contain statements that are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on current estimates and projections about PC Universe, Inc.'s business, which are derived in part on assumptions of its management, and are not guarantees of future performance, as such performance is difficult to predict. Actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the Company's ability to execute effectively its business plan and acquisition strategy, changes in market activity, the development of new products and services, the enhancement of existing products and services, competitive pressures (including price competition), system failures, economic and political conditions, changes in consumer behavior and the introduction of competing products having technological and/or other advantages. These and other risks are described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which should be read in conjunction herewith for a further discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update information concerning its expectations.

    Investor Relations Contact: Mirador Consulting, Inc. Tel: (561) 989-3600.

    PC Universe, Inc.

    CONTACT: Mirador Consulting, Inc., +1-561-989-3600

    Web site: http://www.pcuniverse.com/
    http://www.patriotpc.us/




    Micrel Launches New Family of 100V Half Bridge and Synchronous FET Drivers

    SAN JOSE, California, December 1 /PRNewswire/ --

    Micrel Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today rolled out a new family of 100V drivers designed to drive both high and low side N-channel MOSFETS in half bridge and synchronous buck topologies. These products are targeted for power supply applications in the server, networking, industrial, medical, automotive and avionic markets. The ICs are currently available in volume with pricing starting at US$1.68 for 1,000 piece quantities.

    "With voltages dropping and currents increasing, half-bridge and full-bridge configurations are quickly becoming the topology of choice in many applications," noted Ralf Muenster, Micrel's marketing director for power products. "Micrel's drivers are frequently used in these topologies and our MIC4100 family, with its improved performance and proven capability to reduce switching losses, is ideal for 24V and 48V bus applications."

    The new family of ICs is rated for 3A and 2A sinking and sourcing peak currents and features rise and fall times as fast as 10 and 6ns combined with propagation delays of only 24ns. In addition, the devices offer a maximum supply voltage of 16V, an integrated bootstrap diode supporting a maximum voltage of 118V, a tight 3ns delay matching and UVLO protection. The MIC4100/01 feature dual independent inputs with symmetrical drivers while the MIC4103/4 support asymmetrical driving capabilities. The MIC4102 offers a simplified single input control with adaptive anti-shoot through technology optimizing switching transitions. All chips are sold in a compact SOIC-8 package option and come with a -40 to +125C junction temperature rating.

    About Micrel, Inc.

    Micrel Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: http://www.micrel.com .

    Web site: http://www.micrel.com

    Micrel Inc.

    Julieanne DiBene, Marketing Communications of Micrel Inc., +1-408-474-1276, or Julie.DiBene@Micrel.com




    Captaris Increases Leadership in Fax Server Software MarketNew Industry Report Also Predicts Steady Growth Ahead for the Fax Server Market Due to MFPs and Fax Over IP

    BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Captaris, Inc. , a leading provider of software products that automate document-centric processes, today announced it was once again named as the overall global leader of the fax server market in the Computer-Based Fax Markets Report 2005-2010 from Davidson Consulting. Captaris increased its 2005 worldwide market share for fax server software to 31.5%, which is two and a half times as large as its nearest software competitor.

    "Captaris has a strong MFP solution and is taking further market share from the traditional fax server vendors," wrote Peter Davidson of Davidson Consulting in the report. "Captaris is also starting to make some progress on Fax over IP (FoIP) systems."

    Other highlights from the report: -- Captaris held an even larger lead in the North American market than it held last year. -- In the large enterprise segment, defined as businesses with more than 5,000 fax seats, Captaris once again led by a wide margin. -- In the mid-sized enterprise segment, defined as businesses with from 100 to 4,999 seats, Captaris was again the leader by a wide margin. -- In the small business market segment, defined as businesses with up to 100 fax seats, Captaris once again had the lead. -- The fax server market is predicted to grow at an annual rate of 8.2% over the next five years (2006-2010). -- Multifunction printers (MFPs) could account for nearly one-third of fax server sales by 2010. -- FoIP sales are expected to grow at an annual rate of 50.7% over the next five years (2006-2010). -- Davidson Consulting assumes that the use of email will not eliminate the need for fax, especially given the advantages that fax has over email in the area of security.

    The report also discussed the continued importance of fax to businesses as a secure, compliant document delivery solution. "Fax servers sold well in 2005 in part because corporations are interested in moving documents in a secure manner, and that translates into fax," said Davidson. "Corporations like fax because they like business process automation. They want to know that the document's transmission is secure, that messages can be audited, that they can be stored in a central repository and searched for quick retrieval, that messages can be received in confidentiality and moved from place to place as the need to process them arises."

    Captaris RightFax is the proven market leader in enterprise fax and document delivery software. It delivers reliable and robust solutions to integrate and automate the flow of fax, paper and electronic documents and

    data, enabling enterprises to drive revenue, cut costs and meet compliance goals.

    About Captaris, Inc.

    Captaris, Inc. is a leading provider of software products that automate business processes, manage documents electronically and provide efficient information delivery. Our product suite of Captaris RightFax, Captaris Workflow and Captaris Alchemy Document Management is distributed through a global network of leading technology partners. We have customers in financial services, healthcare, government and many other industries, and our products are installed in all of the Fortune 100 and many Global 2000 companies. Headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, Captaris was founded in 1982 and is publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol CAPA. For more information please visit http://www.captaris.com/ .

    NOTE: The following are registered trademarks and trademarks of Captaris: Captaris, Alchemy, RightFax, Captaris Document Management, Captaris Interchange and Captaris Workflow. All other brand names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Captaris, Inc.

    CONTACT: Barrie Locke of Ripple Effect Communications, +1-585-377-1839,
    or blocke@recommunication.com, for Captaris, Inc.; or Dan Lucarini of
    Captaris, Inc., +1-303-930-4405, or danlucarini@captaris.com

    Web site: http://www.captaris.com/




    Texas Instruments DMOS6 Receives 'Top Fab of the Year' Honor from Semiconductor InternationalState-of-the-art 300mm Fab Recognized for Advanced Process Technology Development and Manufacturing

    DALLAS, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments today announced that its DMOS6 manufacturing facility has been named "Top Fab of the Year" by Semiconductor International magazine. The prestigious award from the magazine's editors recognizes top-of-the-line semiconductor fabrication facilities on criteria including sophistication of manufacturing capabilities; ability to implement new manufacturing technologies; high environmental, health and safety standards; ability to handle a wide variety of products; and ability to address demanding customer schedules and needs.

    "TI's DMOS6 is the company's flagship facility, and exemplifies the state- of-the-art in global semiconductor manufacturing," noted Pete Singer, editor- in-chief of Semiconductor International. "We were particularly impressed with how the fab has enabled the development of 45-nm immersion technology while still running production volumes on 130, 90 and 65-nm products."

    Located in Dallas, Texas, TI's DMOS6 facility is the company's most advanced production facility with over 190,000 square feet of clean room space. In 2002, DMOS6 became one of the first 300mm facilities in the world to enter customer-qualified production on 130-nm copper wafers. Today, the company produces 16,000 wafers per month across multiple process generations, including its advanced 130, 90 and 65-nm CMOS technologies, and 45-nm development wafers. As demand for advanced products continues, DMOS6 is capable of producing up to 22,000 wafers per month.

    "Semiconductor International's editors evaluate against a very strong set of criteria to determine the top fab, and TI is extremely honored that DMOS6 was selected as this year's winner," said Sima Salamati-Saradh, DMOS6 fab manager, Texas Instruments. "Being recognized as 'Top Fab of the Year' demonstrates TI's commitment to remaining at the forefront of bringing the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing to volume production and delivering products to our customers that have market-leading performance, power consumption, integration and cost."

    As part of being named as top fab, TI's DMOS6 is featured in Semiconductor International's December issue. For more information about the award, please visit http://www.semiconductor.net/awards .

    About Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers' real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company's businesses include Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

    Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at http://www.ti.com/ .

    About Semiconductor International

    Semiconductor International, published by Reed Business Information and a part of Reed Elsevier's global array of information products, is the leading technical publication reaching and covering the global semiconductor manufacturing industry. SI boasts the industry's most experienced full-time technical editorial team, and has the largest circulation of any semiconductor industry publication. Additional information about SI and its many products and activities are available at http://www.semiconductor.net/ .

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    Cingular Wireless Opens Flagship Store in Latino CommunityHuntington Park Location is One of More Than 510 Bilingual Cingular Stores in Key Latino Markets NationwideMayor Declares Saturday Cingular Wireless Day in Huntington Park

    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Cingular Wireless will unveil its largest retail store in the Los Angeles region tomorrow with a two-day concert and community fair. The store, located at 6833 Pacific in Huntington Park will be inaugurated by the city's Mayor, Juan R. Noguez, and Cingular Wireless Chief Operating Officer Ralph de la Vega.

    "We are pleased to realize our goal of reaching Latino consumers with the opening of a state-of-the-art retail store in the community," said de la Vega. "Huntington Park is home to one of the most vibrant Latino business districts in the country. We are extremely pleased to invest in this community and become partners in its bright future."

    The Cingular Wireless store has resulted in 15 new jobs for the Huntington Park area. The positions are expected to generate more than $600,000.00 in annual employee wages and approximately $2,000,000.00 in annual taxable sales revenues. The Huntington Park location is the most modern and technologically- advanced store in the Los Angeles region with interactive stations where customers can test the companies latest products. All of the sales associates can assist customers in English and Spanish and the store has committed to becoming an active member of the local community.

    "We welcome good corporate citizens like Cingular Wireless that are willing to make long-term investments in our city," said Huntington Park Mayor Juan R. Noguez. "Pacific Boulevard is the main artery of our city's business district and will provide a tremendous opportunity for Cingular to increase its business in the Latino community."

    The Latino consumer market is the fastest growing segment in the U.S. and is expected to be worth $1-trillion dollars by 2010. New Cingular stores are bilingual/bicultural and located mainly in areas with high numbers of Latinos, especially in Southern California, which is home to 25 percent of the nation's Latino population. Cingular has found that Latinos lead all other U.S. consumers in almost every wireless category: they use more minutes, make more long-distance calls, text message more often and download more ringtones than the general population.

    "Our entire staff is fully bilingual and from this community," said Frankie Valenzuela, Cingular Wireless's Huntington Park Store Manager. "In addition to the excellent service we provide to our English-speaking customers, the Cingular staff is specifically trained to handle the needs of Latino customers using culturally-appropriate sales and marketing techniques."

    Cingular's Latino focus comes from the very top of the company. Three of its five top-ranked executives are Latino: Chief Operating Officer Ralph de la Vega; Executive Vice President and General Counsel Joaquin Carbonell; and Chief Information Officer Thaddeus Arroyo. Cingular was recently named the best company for Latinos by DiversityInc's 2006 ranking of U.S. companies.

    About Cingular Wireless

    Cingular Wireless is the largest wireless carrier in the United States, serving 58.7 million customers. Cingular, a joint venture between AT&T Inc. and BellSouth Corporation , has the largest digital voice and data network in the nation -- the ALLOVER(TM) network -- and the largest mobile-to-mobile community of any national wireless carrier. Cingular is a leader in third generation wireless technology. Its 3G network is the first widely available service in the world to use HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) technology. Cingular is the only U.S. wireless carrier to offer Rollover(r), the wireless plan that lets customers keep their unused monthly minutes. Details of the company are available at http://www.cingular.com/.

    Cingular Wireless

    CONTACT: Art Navarro of Cingular Wireless, +1-949-300-1329, or
    art.navarro@cingular.com; or Helen Sanchez of ECG, +1-323-533-9227, or
    helen@estradausa.com, for Cingular Wireless

    Web site: http://www.cingular.com/




    Micrel Launches New Family of 100V Half Bridge and Synchronous FET Drivers

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Micrel Inc. , an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today rolled out a new family of 100V drivers designed to drive both high and low side N-channel MOSFETS in half bridge and synchronous buck topologies. These products are targeted for power supply applications in the server, networking, industrial, medical, automotive and avionic markets. The ICs are currently available in volume with pricing starting at $1.68 for 1,000 piece quantities.

    "With voltages dropping and currents increasing, half-bridge and full- bridge configurations are quickly becoming the topology of choice in many applications," noted Ralf Muenster, Micrel's marketing director for power products. "Micrel's drivers are frequently used in these topologies and our MIC4100 family, with its improved performance and proven capability to reduce switching losses, is ideal for 24V and 48V bus applications."

    The new family of ICs is rated for 3A and 2A sinking and sourcing peak currents and features rise and fall times as fast as 10 and 6ns combined with propagation delays of only 24ns. In addition, the devices offer a maximum supply voltage of 16V, an integrated bootstrap diode supporting a maximum voltage of 118V, a tight 3ns delay matching and UVLO protection. The MIC4100/01 feature dual independent inputs with symmetrical drivers while the MIC4103/4 support asymmetrical driving capabilities. The MIC4102 offers a simplified single input control with adaptive anti-shoot through technology optimizing switching transitions. All chips are sold in a compact SOIC-8 package option and come with a -40 to +125C junction temperature rating.

    About Micrel, Inc.

    Micrel Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: http://www.micrel.com/ .

    Micrel Inc.

    CONTACT: Julieanne DiBene, Marketing Communications of Micrel Inc.,
    +1-408-474-1276, or Julie.DiBene@Micrel.com

    Web site: http://www.micrel.com/




    Agile Presents at Pharmaceutical Packaging & Labelling 2006

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WHO: Marc Sluijs, business consultant of Agile Software Corporation , a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions will present "Increasing Profitability and Achieving Innovation with Competitive Packaging and Labeling Solutions for Pharmaceutical Companies" at VIB Events Pharmaceutical Packaging & Labelling 2006 Conference.

    WHAT: This presentation will discuss how companies using Agile's Pack & Label Management Solution are producing innovative, better quality packaging, faster and at a reduced cost by:

    -- Increasing visibility, collaboration, control and compliance throughout the product's Pack Life Cycle. -- Management & collaboration of internal and external parties with opportunities for rationalization. -- Leveraging new technologies to create strategic advantage through investment in pack content and rapid design cycles to address patient demographics, regulator demands and market specific issues.

    WHEN/WHERE: The Packaging & Labelling in Pharmaceuticals Conference 2006 will take place on 6 & 7 December, at the Ritz Carlton, Berlin, Germany.

    FOR INFORMATION: For more information, go to:

    http://www.pharmapackaging-events.com/interest.htm .

    About Agile Software Corporation

    Agile Software Corporation helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, improve quality, enable globalization and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise class PLM solutions and time-to-value focused implementations, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. 3COM, Acer, Bayer, Broadcom, CooperVision, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, GE Medical Systems, Harris, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Diversey, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, McDonald's, Micron, Philips, QUALCOMM, Sharp, Shell, Siemens, Tyco Healthcare and ZF are among the over 11,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer packaged goods, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile solutions. For more information, visit http://www.agile.com/ or email infoeurope@agile.com

    NOTE: Agile, Agile Software and the Agile logo are registered trademarks and Agile On Demand, Agile Advantage, Agile Product Collaboration, Agile Product Cost Management, Agile Product Governance & Compliance, Agile Product Service & Improvement, Agile Product Quality Management, Agile Product Portfolio Management, Agile Engineering Collaboration, Agile Product Interchange and AgileMD are trademarks of Agile Software Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective holders.

    Agile Software Corporation

    CONTACT: Cathy Clarke of Agile Software Corporation, +441344 747595, or
    cathy.clarke@agile.com

    Web site: http://www.agile.com/




    Agile Presents at CCRM Conference in Eindhoven, Netherlands

    SAN JOSE, California, December 1 /PRNewswire/ --

    WHO: Rolf Laudenbach, solutions consultant of Agile Software Corporation (Nasdaq: AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions will present "The Value of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in the Electronics and High Industry" at the CCRM Conference sponsored by Bits and Chips Magazine.

    WHAT: This presentation will discuss how Agile PLM is helping companies improve product profitability by having the right information at the right time, to make effective decisions. Through customer case studies, Rolf will detail best practices developed by leading EHT companies around ECO, manufacturing outsourcing, and product collaboration.

    WHEN/WHERE: The CCRM Conference will take place on 7 December, at the Dorint Sofitel Cocagne Eindhoven, Netherlands. Agile will be on hand for the duration of the conference at stand number 4.

    FOR INFORMATION: For more information, go to: http://www.bits-chips.nl/events.asp

    About Agile Software Corporation

    Agile Software Corporation helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, improve quality, enable globalization and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise class PLM solutions and time-to-value focused implementations, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. 3COM, Acer, Bayer, Broadcom, CooperVision, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, GE Medical Systems, Harris, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Diversey, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, McDonald's, Micron, Philips, QUALCOMM, Sharp, Shell, Siemens, Tyco Healthcare and ZF are among the over 11,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer packaged goods, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile solutions. For more information, visit www.agile.com or email infoeurope@agile.com

    Agile, Agile Software and the Agile logo are registered trademarks and Agile On Demand, Agile Advantage, Agile Product Collaboration, Agile Product Cost Management, Agile Product Governance & Compliance, Agile Product Service & Improvement, Agile Product Quality Management, Agile Product Portfolio Management, Agile Engineering Collaboration, Agile Product Interchange and AgileMD are trademarks of Agile Software Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective holders.

    Web site: http://www.agile.com

    Agile Software Corporation

    Cathy Clarke, of Agile Software Corporation, +44-1344-747595, or cathy.clarke@agile.com




    Agile Presents at Pharmaceutical Packaging & Labelling 2006

    SAN JOSE, California, December 1 /PRNewswire/ --

    WHO: Marc Sluijs, business consultant of Agile Software Corporation (Nasdaq: AGIL), a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions will present "Increasing Profitability and Achieving Innovation with Competitive Packaging and Labeling Solutions for Pharmaceutical Companies" at VIB Events Pharmaceutical Packaging & Labelling 2006 Conference.

    WHAT: This presentation will discuss how companies using Agile's Pack & Label Management Solution are producing innovative, better quality packaging, faster and at a reduced cost by:

    -- Increasing visibility, collaboration, control and compliance throughout the product's Pack Life Cycle. -- Management & collaboration of internal and external parties with opportunities for rationalization. -- Leveraging new technologies to create strategic advantage through investment in pack content and rapid design cycles to address patient demographics, regulator demands and market specific issues.

    WHEN/WHERE: The Packaging & Labelling in Pharmaceuticals Conference 2006 will take place on 6 & 7 December, at the Ritz Carlton, Berlin, Germany.

    FOR INFORMATION: For more information, go to: http://www.pharmapackaging-events.com/interest.htm .

    About Agile Software Corporation

    Agile Software Corporation helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, improve quality, enable globalization and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise class PLM solutions and time-to-value focused implementations, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. 3COM, Acer, Bayer, Broadcom, CooperVision, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, GE Medical Systems, Harris, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Diversey, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, McDonald's, Micron, Philips, QUALCOMM, Sharp, Shell, Siemens, Tyco Healthcare and ZF are among the over 11,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer packaged goods, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile solutions. For more information, visit www.agile.com or email infoeurope@agile.com

    NOTE: Agile, Agile Software and the Agile logo are registered trademarks and Agile On Demand, Agile Advantage, Agile Product Collaboration, Agile Product Cost Management, Agile Product Governance & Compliance, Agile Product Service & Improvement, Agile Product Quality Management, Agile Product Portfolio Management, Agile Engineering Collaboration, Agile Product Interchange and AgileMD are trademarks of Agile Software Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective holders.

    Web site: http://www.agile.com

    Agile Software Corporation

    Cathy Clarke of Agile Software Corporation, +441344 747595, or cathy.clarke@agile.com




    Agile Presents at CCRM Conference in Eindhoven, Netherlands

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WHO: Rolf Laudenbach, solutions consultant of Agile Software Corporation , a leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions will present "The Value of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) in the Electronics and High Industry" at the CCRM Conference sponsored by Bits and Chips Magazine.

    WHAT: This presentation will discuss how Agile PLM is helping companies improve product profitability by having the right information at the right time, to make effective decisions. Through customer case studies, Rolf will detail best practices developed by leading EHT companies around ECO, manufacturing outsourcing, and product collaboration.

    WHEN/WHERE: The CCRM Conference will take place on 7 December, at the Dorint Sofitel Cocagne Eindhoven, Netherlands. Agile will be on hand for the duration of the conference at stand number 4.

    FOR INFORMATION: For more information, go to: http://www.bits-chips.nl/events.asp

    About Agile Software Corporation

    Agile Software Corporation helps companies drive profits, accelerate innovation, improve quality, enable globalization and ensure regulatory compliance throughout the product lifecycle. With a broad suite of enterprise class PLM solutions and time-to-value focused implementations, Agile helps companies get the most from their products. 3COM, Acer, Bayer, Broadcom, CooperVision, Dell Inc., Flextronics International, Foxconn, GE Medical Systems, Harris, Heinz, Johnson & Johnson, Johnson Diversey, Lockheed Martin, McAfee, McDonald's, Micron, Philips, QUALCOMM, Sharp, Shell, Siemens, Tyco Healthcare and ZF are among the over 11,000 customers in the automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer packaged goods, electronics, high tech, industrial products, and life sciences industries that have licensed Agile solutions. For more information, visit http://www.agile.com/ or email infoeurope@agile.com

    Agile, Agile Software and the Agile logo are registered trademarks and Agile On Demand, Agile Advantage, Agile Product Collaboration, Agile Product Cost Management, Agile Product Governance & Compliance, Agile Product Service & Improvement, Agile Product Quality Management, Agile Product Portfolio Management, Agile Engineering Collaboration, Agile Product Interchange and AgileMD are trademarks of Agile Software Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other brand or product names are trademarks and registered trademarks of their respective holders.

    Agile Software Corporation

    CONTACT: Cathy Clarke, of Agile Software Corporation, +44-1344-747595,
    or cathy.clarke@agile.com

    Web site: http://www.agile.com/




    Industry Awards Honor RealNetworks' Excellence in Digital Entertainment3rd Annual Digital Entertainment Media and Marketing Excellence Awards Recognize RealNetworks' Digital Music Service and Real's Casual Games Studio as Industry LeadersCollaboration Between Sonos, Inc and Rhapsody Wins Digital Music Innovation of the Year

    SEATTLE, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RealNetworks(R), Inc. , the leading creator of digital media services and software, today announced that its Rhapsody(R) digital music service along with its casual and mobile games studio have been recognized by the digital entertainment industry with category wins at the third annual Digital Entertainment Media and Marketing Excellence (DEMMX) Awards held in Los Angeles on Wednesday evening.

    Rhapsody was recognized with the "Best Downloadable or Subscription Music Service" award, while Real's technology partner Sonos(R), Inc., was honored with 'Digital Music Innovation of the Year' for the incorporation of a direct- to-Rhapsody experience in the Sonos System 2.0 software. Real's Helsinki- based mobile game development studio Mr.Goodliving, Ltd. was awarded 'Mobile Phone Game of the Year' for its instant classic Turbo Camels: Circus Extreme.

    "We are honored to be recognized for delivering industry-leading digital music experiences to consumers," said Karim Meghji, VP of Music Software and Services at RealNetworks. "Through Rhapsody's award-winning personalized digital music service, innovative Rhapsody DNA technology platform and exceptional partners, such as Sonos, Real will continue to set the standard for digital music services across the industry."

    The DEMMX Awards, presented by Billboard magazine, celebrate vision, innovation, entrepreneurship and brand development in digital entertainment. These awards were judged by an elite group of jurors from the digital entertainment sphere. With awards in 20 categories, the jury honored achievements in games, music, film, television and video. This year's submissions were of the highest quality with almost every major entertainment company entering the awards, resulting in many hotly contested categories. Throughout the review and judging process, entries were evaluated based on specific criteria relevant to each category as set out in the category descriptions. Particular focus was given to innovation, creativity, content, interactivity and market success. For a complete list of jurors, rules and finalists, please visit http://www.demmx.com/ .

    Rhapsody 4.0: Best Downloadable or Subscription Music Service

    For the second time in three years Rhapsody has earned the DEMMX award for "Best Downloadable or Subscription Music Service," Rhapsody 4.0, released earlier this fall, garnered early critical praise for having an intuitive drag-and-drop interface, original music reviews and editorial content and a deeply personalized music discovery experience. With over 1.65 million Rhapsody music subscribers enjoying millions of songs every day throughout the home, at work and on the go, RealNetworks' Rhapsody remains the market leader in digital music services.

    Sonos 2.0 and Rhapsody: "Digital Music Innovation of the Year"

    A close technical collaboration between Sonos and Rhapsody has earned the DEMMX "Digital Music Innovation of the Year" award. By integrating directly with the Rhapsody service, Sonos 2.0 enables music lovers to access Rhapsody's three million song catalog and thousands of customized radio stations anywhere in the home from the palm of their hand via the wireless Sonos(R) Controller. Sonos 2.0 with Rhapsody Direct has eliminated the time-consuming hassles of downloading or ripping a personal music library, installing applications and even the need for a PC, making the celestial jukebox in the home a reality for anyone with a broadband connection.

    Turbo Camels: Extreme Circus: Mobile Phone Game of the Year

    The award winning title, Turbo Camels: Circus Extreme, was developed by Real's Helsinki-based mobile game studio, Mr.Goodliving. Released in 2006, it's the second title in the Turbo Camels franchise. Stuart Dredge, Pocket Gamer, described it as "Bright, breezy and brilliant, Circus Extreme offers all you could ask of a mobile phone game."

    "The casual and mobile games industries are growing and constantly innovating," said Julie Pitt, Real's GM of worldwide marketing, games group. "We are honored that Real's casual games division was selected for the top mobile game of the year award. Real's games group intends to maximize our leadership in innovation and continue providing consumers with unparalleled entertainment experiences."

    Real was also selected as a DEMMX finalist in the 'Innovator of the Year' category for its introduction of in-game video advertising into downloadable casual games.

    ABOUT REALNETWORKS, INC.

    RealNetworks, Inc. is the leading creator of digital media services and software including Rhapsody, RealPlayer(R)10, and casual PC and mobile games. RealNetworks has more than 2.2 million paid subscribers to its premium digital media http://www.real.com/. Broadcasters, network operators, media companies and enterprises use RealNetworks' products and services to create and deliver digital media to PCs, mobile phones and consumer electronics devices. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com/company.

    RealNetworks, Inc.

    CONTACT: Carol Rogalski, +1-206-892-6780, or crogalski@real.com, or
    Ronda Scott, +1-415-934-2016, or rscott@real.com, both of RealNetworks

    Web site: http://www.realnetworks.com/
    http://www.demmx.com/




    Stream Reports Third Consecutive Quarter of Positive EBITDA for 3Q06

    WARSAW, Poland, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stream Communications Network & Media Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCNWF & FSE: TPJ), a broadband cable company offering Cable TV, high-speed Internet and VoIP services in Poland, today announced unaudited results for the three- and nine-month periods ending September 30, 2006.

    Financial and Operational Highlights(1) (in Canadian dollars) 3Q06 3Q05 % Chg. 9M06 9M05 % Chg. Financial Highlights Net revenue 1,651,997 1,435,392 15.1% 4,765,816.0 4,318,423.0 10.4% Operating profit before amortization 114,564 (164,485) n/a 365,163.0 (3,113,355.0) n/a EBITDA(2) 205,737 (89,769) n/a 598,992.0 (2,753,538.0) n/a Net loss (356,981) (859,350) n/a (2,268,193.0)(4,984,485.0) n/a Operating profit before amort. margin 6.9% -11.5% +18.4 7.7% -72.1% +79.8 pps pps EBITDA margin(2) 12.5% -6.3% +18.7 12.6% -63.8% +76.4 pps pps Net loss margin -21.6% -59.9% +38.3 -47.6% -115.4% +67.8 pps pps Operational Highlights Homes passed Subscribers 62,000 62,000 Total RGUs 64,250 64,250 Cable Television RGUs 58,600 58,600 Premium Cable TV 600 600 High-speed internet RGUs 5,000 5,000 IP Telephony RGUs

    Stream's president, Mr. Jan S. Rynkiewicz, commented, "This was another strong quarter where revenues continued to grow and operating efficiencies were improved. We also continued with the successful implementation of our extensive cost-control and corporate reorganization program, which we expect to complete by year-end. Our management team in Poland is also finalizing new initiatives in marketing strategies, daily operations and management systems to improve revenues and expand our business. For example, the recently completed network upgrade in Czestochowa will allow Stream to add Internet to its service offering offer in that area."

    "As our results demonstrate, our existing subscriber base allows us to cover normal operating expenses, while continued growth will generate cash flow to sustain debt, a new milestone for the company. In this respect, we have identified and assessed several target acquisition networks in Poland and are considering financing proposals in both the equity and debt markets to move to the next level," closed Mr. Rynkiewicz.

    (1) Unless otherwise stated, all financial figures discussed in this announcement are unaudited, prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles, and expressed in Canadian dollars. (2) See EBITDA calculations on tables 2 and 4. THIRD QUARTER 2006 CONSOLIDATED RESULTS Revenues

    Revenues for the quarter rose 15.1% to $1,651,997 from $1,435,392 in the third quarter of 2005, after adjusting for currency fluctuations from Polish Zloty to Canadian dollars. In Polish Zloty, revenues for the period rose 16.4%, to 4,582,028 PLN, up from 3,935,127 PLN in 3Q05.

    Overall Expenses

    Overall expenses for the quarter declined 3.9% to $1,537,433, or 93.1% of revenues, from $1,599,877, or 111.5% of revenues, for the year-ago quarter.

    Administration and services expenses rose 116.3% YoY, to $339,248 from $156,841. As a percentage of revenues, administration and services expenses rose to 20.5% from 10.9% in the year-ago quarter. This increase resulted principally from one-time expenses related to the centralization and optimization of third-party client-service providers and related activities.

    Sales and marketing expenses declined 61.1% during the period to $37,458, or 2.3% of revenues, from $96,185, or 6.7% or revenues.

    Table 1: Overall Expenses For the three For the three months ended months ended September 30, 2006 September 30, 2005 % Change $ % of revenues $ % of revenues Revenues 1,651,997 100.0% 1,435,392 100.0% 15.1% Expenses Administration and services 339,248 20.5% 156,841 10.9% 116.3% Interest, long-term 91,173 5.5% 53,109 3.7% 71.7% Interest, short-term - 0.0% 21,607 1.5% -100.0% Investor relations 16,307 1.0% 155,103 10.8% -89.5% Legal and accounting 44,686 2.7% 110,924 7.7% -59.7% Occupancy costs 80,666 4.9% 134,243 9.4% -39.9% Programming 389,541 23.6% 180,990 12.6% 115.2% Sales and marketing 37,458 2.3% 96,185 6.7% -61.1% Stock-based compensation - 0.0% - 0.0% N/A Travel and automotive 73,967 4.5% 74,843 5.2% -1.2% Wages for ongoing operations 464,387 28.1% 616,032 42.9% -24.6% Total Expenses 1,537,433 93.1% 1,599,877 111.5% -3.9% Profit from Operations (before amortization and other items) and EBITDA

    Profit from operations (before amortization and other items) for 3Q06 was $114,564 compared to a loss of $164,485 for the same period of last year. Operating margin, in turn, improved to 6.9%, from negative 11.5% for 3Q05.

    EBITDA for the quarter improved to $205,737, from negative $89,769 in 3Q05. EBITDA margin, as a result, rose to 12.5%, from negative 5.4% in the year-ago period.

    Table 2: EBITDA* For the three months ended For the three months ended September 30, 2006 September 30, 2005 + Revenues $1,651,997 100.0% $1,435,392 86.9% - Expenses 1,537,433 93.1% 1,599,877 96.8% - Interest, long-term 91,173 5.5% 53,109 3.2% - Interest, short-term - 0.0% 21,607 1.3% EBITDA $ 205,737 12.5% $ (89,769) -5.4% * EBITDA does not include the following other items: interest income, financing expenses, standby guarantee, restructuring costs, foreign exchange gain/loss. See "Consolidated Statements of Operations and Deficit" for more detail. Net Loss

    During the quarter the company recorded a net loss of $356,981, or negative $0.01 per share. This was a $502,369 improvement from the $859,350 loss, or negative $0.02 per share in 3Q05.

    The net loss also reflects $200,000 in restructuring charges in connection with the reorganization of the Polish operations as part of the cost cutting program launched in mid-2006, and a $49,192 provision for income taxes. The company expects to complete its reorganization program in both Canada and Poland by year-end.

    NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2006 CONSOLIDATED RESULTS Revenues

    Revenues for the period rose 10.4% to $4,765,816 from $4,318,423 in 9MH05, after adjusting for currency fluctuation from Polish Zloty to Canadian dollars. In Polish Zloty, revenues for the period rose 16,6%, to 13,244,679 PLN, up from 11,358,705 PLN in 9M05.

    Overall Expenses

    Overall expenses for the period declined 40.8% YoY, to $4,400,653, or 92.3% of revenues, from $7,431,778, or 155.9% of revenues for the year-ago period.

    Administration and services expenses rose 13.6% YoY, to $824,586 from $725,996 in 9M05. As a percentage of revenues, administration and services expenses rose to 17.3% from 15.2% in 9M05.

    Sales and marketing expenses declined 44.3% during the period to $93,344, or 2.0% of revenues, from $167,489, or 3.5% of revenues.

    Table 3: Overall Expenses For the nine For the nine months ended months ended September 30, 2006 September 30, 2005 % Change $ % of revenues $ % of revenues Revenues 4,765,816 100.0% 4,318,423 90.6% 10.4% Expenses Administration and services 824,586 17.3% 725,996 15.2% 13.6% Interest, long-term 190,715 4.0% 159,602 3.3% 19.5% Interest, short-term 43,114 0.9% 110,446 2.3% -61.0% Investor relations 42,219 0.9% 1,455,638 30.5% -97.1% Legal and accounting 177,434 3.7% 361,337 7.6% -50.9% Occupancy costs 211,412 4.4% 389,947 8.2% -45.8% Programming 1,160,605 24.4% 690,374 14.5% 68.1% Sales and marketing 93,344 2.0% 167,489 3.5% -44.3% Stock-based compensation - 0.0% 1,555,709 32.6% -100.0% Travel and automotive 200,612 4.2% 203,961 4.3% -1.6% Wages for ongoing operations 1,456,612 30.6% 1,611,279 33.8% -9.6% Total Expenses 4,400,653 92.3% 7,431,778 155.9% -40.8% Profit from Operations (before amortization and other items) and EBITDA

    Profit from operations (before amortization and other items) for 9M06 was $365,163 compared to a loss of $3,113,355 for 9M05. Operating margin, in turn, improved to 7.7%, from negative 72.1% for 9M05.

    EBITDA for the period improved to $598,992, from negative $2,843,307 in 9M05. EBITDA margin, as a result, rose to 12.6%, from negative -65.8% in the year-ago period.

    Table 4: EBITDA* For the nine months ended For the nine months ended September 30, 2006 September 30, 2005 + Revenues $4,765,816 100.0% $ 4,318,423 100.0% - Expenses 4,400,653 92.3% 7,431,778 172.1% - Interest, long-term 190,715 4.0% 159,602 3.7% - Interest, short-term 43,114 0.9% 110,446 2.6% EBITDA $ 598,992 12.6% $(2,843,307) -65.8% * EBITDA does not include the following other items: interest income, financing expenses, standby guarantee, restructuring costs, foreign exchange gain/loss. See "Consolidated Statements of Operations and Deficit" for more detail. Net Loss

    During the period the company recorded a net loss of $2,268,193, or negative $0.03 per share. This was a $2,716,292 improvement from the $4,984,485 net loss, or negative $0.12 per share in 9M05.

    LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL RESOURCES

    As of September 30, 2006, the company had a working capital deficit of $1,824,677, an improvement of $727,497 as of December 31, 2005, when the company had a capital deficit of $2,552,174. The deficiency was financed with proceeds from private placements, shares issued for services, and a bank credit facility in Poland. The company received a total of $1,795,741 from placements done in the current quarter.

    As of September 30, 2006 the company had a bank credit facility in Poland of $900,000 USD.

    KEY DEVELOPMENTS

    Stream Obtained Underwriting Commitment for a PLN 14 Million Bond Issuance Subject to Final Due Diligence of its Network.

    On October 3, 2006, the company signed a term sheet with a Polish commercial bank to issue bonds totalling PLN 14,000,000 (approximately US$4.5 million). The bank has agreed to underwrite the entire bond issue. The bonds will have a 5-year maturity and will pay an annual interest rate of WIBOR plus 2.3% p.a., currently equal to 6.5%.

    The loan will be used to complete the upgrade and modernization of the existing network. As a result of the upgrade, the network will be 100% bi-directional where it makes economic sense. This modernization will allow Stream to continue offering new services under its triple-play strategy and will result in headends integration and operational cost reduction. Funds will also be used to develop the company's Wi-Max project and to acquire and implement a new CRM billing platform.

    This transaction is expected to close in mid December and is subject to final due diligence of Stream's networks and thereafter final approval by the lending bank's credit committee.

    About Stream Communications

    Stream is a broadband cable company and offers Cable TV, high-speed Internet and VoIP services in Poland. Stream is the 7th largest Cable TV operator in Poland, focusing on the densely populated markets of Southern Poland.

    Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statement

    Except for statements of historical fact, the information presented herein constitutes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include general economic and business conditions, the ability to acquire and develop specific projects, the ability to fund operations and changes in consumer and business consumption habits and other factors over which Stream Communications Network and Media Inc. has little or no control.

    Stream Communications Network & Media Inc. Consolidated Balance Sheets Unaudited (in Canadian dollars) September 30, December 31, 2006 2005 ASSETS Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents $620,738 $439,937 Accounts receivable - net 336,476 293,898 Inventory 20,665 8,459 Prepaid expenses and advances 80,000 75,035 1,057,879 817,329 Property, plant and equipment 9,848,281 9,367,012 Intangibles 2,161,599 2,927,767 $13,067,759 $13,112,108 LIABILITIES Current Liabilities Trade accounts payable and accrued liabilities $1,994,537 $2,565,017 Accounts payable pertaining to financing costs 430,473 477,113 Corporation income taxes payable 16,881 11,577 Deferred revenue 24,471 15,430 Loans payable and leasing contracts - current portion 347,421 300,366 2,813,783 3,369,503 Long-term Liabilities Loans payable and leasing contracts 4,965,808 4,873,760 7,779,591 8,243,263 Non-controlling interest 716,043 690,678 8,495,634 8,933,941 SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY Capital stock - Authorized 150,000,000 common shares of no par value Issued and fully paid 43,502,443 41,129,499 Contributed surplus 2,877,474 2,877,474 Private placement subscriptions - 291,455 Warrants 3,652,832 2,439,684 Cumulative translation account (791,345) (158,859) Deficit (44,669,279) (42,401,086) 4,572,125 4,178,167 $13,067,759 $13,112,108 Stream Communications Network & Media Inc. Consolidated Statements of Operations and Deficit Unaudited (in Canadian dollars) For the three For the three For the nine For the nine months ended months ended months ended months ended September 30, September 30, September 30, September 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Revenues $1,651,997 $1,435,392 $4,765,816 $4,318,423 Expenses Administration and services 339,248 156,841 824,586 725,996 Interest, long-term 91,173 53,109 190,715 159,602 Interest, short-term - 21,607 43,114 110,446 Investor relations 16,307 155,103 42,219 1,455,638 Legal and accounting 44,686 110,924 177,434 361,337 Occupancy costs 80,666 134,243 211,412 389,947 Programming 389,541 180,990 1,160,605 690,374 Sales and marketing 37,458 96,185 93,344 167,489 Stock-based compensation - - - 1,555,709 Travel and automotive 73,967 74,843 200,612 203,961 Wages for ongoing operations 464,387 616,032 1,456,612 1,611,279 1,537,433 1,599,877 4,400,653 7,431,778 Profit (loss) before undernoted items 114,564 (164,485) 365,163 (3,113,355) Amortization of property, plant and equipment 213,098 227,401 659,550 692,589 Amortization of intangibles 172,359 208,626 761,442 689,046 385,457 436,027 1,420,992 1,381,635 Loss before other items (270,893) (600,512) (1,055,829) (4,494,990) Other items Interest income 9,119 12,960 17,157 23,330 Financing expenses 116,447 (260,295) 106,627 (430,724) Standby guarantee - - (798,289) - Restructuring costs (200,000) - (741,875) - Foreign exchange gain (loss) (34,260) (3,425) 115,080 (53,459) (108,694) (250,760) (1,301,300) (460,853) Loss before non-controlling interest (379,587) (851,272) (2,357,129) (4,955,843) Non-controlling interest (26,586) (8,078) (78,640) (28,642) (406,173) (859,350) (2,435,769) (4,984,485) Provision for income taxes 49,192 - 167,576 - Net loss for the period (356,981) (859,350) (2,268,193) (4,984,485) (502,369) Deficit, beginning of year (44,312,298) (40,714,862) (42,401,086) (36,589,727) Deficit, end of period $(44,669,279) $(41,574,212) $(44,669,279) $(41,574,212) Loss per share, basic and diluted Loss per share $(0.01) $(0.02) $(0.03) $(0.12) Weighted average number of shares Basic and diluted 66,096,491 42,661,871 66,096,491 39,971,917 Stream Communications Network & Media Inc. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows Unaudited (in Canadian dollars) For the three For the three For the nine For the nine months ended months ended months ended months ended September 30, September 30, September 30, September 30, 2006 2005 2006 2005 Operating Activities Net loss for the period $(356,981) $(859,350) $(2,268,193) $(4,984,485) Items not involving cash Amortization 385,457 436,027 1,420,992 1,381,635 Stock-based compensation - - - 1,555,709 Issuance of shares for debt 101,812 (154,057) 192,772 1,333,697 Issuance of shares for acquisition - 848,642 848,642 Issuance of shares for services - - - Issuance of share for restructuring costs - - 416,875 - Issuance of shares for standby guarantee - - 798,290 - Non-controlling interest 26,586 (98,868) 78,640 (28,642) Change in non-cash working capital Accounts receivable (12,635) (128,418) (42,578) (205,128) Inventory (8,673) 6,259 (12,206) (1,861) Prepaid expenses and advances (2,078) 10,583 (4,965) (1,895) Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 226,821 186,738 (617,120) (434,121) Corporation income taxes 1,568 - 5,367 - Deferred revenue 5,511 - 9,041 - Net cash provided (used) by operating activities 367,388 247,556 (23,085) (536,449) Financing Activities Issuance of shares and warrants for cash - 1,362,371 1,795,741 2,785,859 Subscriptions received for private placements to be issued - - - - Proceeds (repayment) of loans and leasing contracts 205,986 (595,563) 139,103 (556,651) Net cash provided by financing activities 205,986 766,808 1,934,844 2,229,208 Investing Activities Purchase of property, plant and equipment (140,512) (719,905) (881,095) (1,983,377) Net cash used in investing activities (140,512) (719,905) (681,269) (1,983,377) Foreign exchange effect on cash and cash equivalents (note 6) (155,503) 58,802 (849,863) 172,351 Change in cash and cash equivalents 277,359 353,261 180,801 (118,227) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 343,379 168,820 439,937 640,308 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $620,738 $522,081 $620,738 $522,081

    Stream Communications Network & Media Inc.

    CONTACT: Iwona Kozak of Stream Communications, +1-604-669-2826,
    1-800-704-9649, iwona.kozak@streamcn.com; or Barbara Cano of Breakstone Group,
    +1-646-452-2334, bcano@breakstone-group.com, for Stream Communications




    Haystar Services and Technology, Inc. to Seek Business Opportunities

    KANSAS CITY, Mo., Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Haystar Services and Technology, Inc. announced today that it is considering various options with regard to its future activities and presently intends to search for business opportunities for acquisition or participation by the company.

    Haystar's operating subsidiary, Haystar, Inc., sold its proprietary StoreMonitor software program and all rights and assets related to such program to a third party point-of-sale solutions provider in July 2006, and Haystar has not conducted active business operations since that time. As a result of the transaction, Haystar has no significant assets or liabilities and intends to focus its efforts on the search for potential business opportunities.

    This release contains "forward-looking statements" based on current expectations but involving known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from the events or results described in the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. There can be no assurance that any forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and Haystar does not undertake to update such forward-looking statements.

    Haystar Services and Technology, Inc.

    CONTACT: Andrew Glashow, President and CEO, of Haystar Services and
    Technology, Inc., +1-816-822-0133, or aglashow@starassociates.com

    CounterPath Announces Closing of $4 Million Convertible Debenture Offering

    VANCOUVER, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CounterPath Solutions, Inc. (OTCBB: CTPS), a provider of VoIP (Voice over IP) and Video over IP softphones, today announced it has closed its previously announced private placement of convertible debentures in the principal amount of $4 million to a group of investors led by KMB Trac Two Holdings Ltd.

    The convertible debentures are senior unsecured obligations of the Company at an interest rate of 5.0% per annum, payable quarterly and mature in two years. At the option of the investors, the debentures may be converted into shares of the Company's common stock at a conversion price of $0.40 per share. Under the terms of the private placement, the investors also acquired warrants for the purchase of up to 5.0 million shares of the Company's common stock, exercisable for three years at a price of $0.80 per share. The Company will not be paying any broker's or finder's fees in connection with this private placement or granting registration rights, other than for typical piggy-back registration rights.

    The outstanding $2 million convertible debenture held by KMB Trac Two Holdings Ltd. represented $2 million of the purchase price and was cancelled on closing. In addition, the outstanding warrants for the purchase of up to 2.5 million common shares at a price of $0.80 per share, which were issued in connection with the outstanding convertible debenture, were cancelled on closing.

    The net $2 million proceeds of the offering will be used to (1) expand the development and marketing of our core products, (2) develop additional products, and (3) for general corporate purposes.

    The securities issued in this private placement have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933.

    CONTACT: David Karp, CFO, (604) 320-3344 x114, ir@counterpath.com

    CounterPath Solutions, Inc.

    CONTACT: David Karp, CFO, (604) 320-3344 x114, ir@counterpath.com

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