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Companies news of 2007-06-15 (page 1)

  • Shareholders Approve Spark Networks(R) Plan to Reorganize in the United States
  • AT&T Selects Vendors for U-verse G-PON Fiber Deployment in New Residential Construction...
  • Chang-On International Inc. Enters into a Sales Contract with Local Developer; Will...
  • Informatica to Present at NASDAQ 19th Investor Program
  • Tyco Electronics Announces Participation in June 19 Investor Meeting in New York
  • Salesforce.com Chief Financial Officer to Speak at the William Blair Growth Stock...
  • /C O R R E C T I O N -- Home System Group/
  • SAIC Names W. Greg Henson Head of Business Development
  • RadiSys Extends COM Express Leadership With New ModuleProcelerant(TM) CE3100 allows...
  • Deltacom Selects Infinera for Southeastern NetworkNOTE TO EDITORS: In the company name...
  • AT&T Blue Room to Feature Live Webcast of Bonnaroo FestivalThe Festival's Cinema Tent...
  • Vital Images to Present at the Second Annual Piper Jaffray London Health Care Conference...
  • Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. Files Form 10-Qs for December 2006 and March 2007...
  • Alcatel-Lucent Honored by AT&T as Outstanding Supplier
  • Conolog Announces the Appointment of EV Smith Sales Co., Inc. as Its Exclusive Rep for...
  • Home System Group Completes Asset Purchase with Guangzhou City Keyun Light Industry...
  • Emageon to Present at Piper Jaffray and Jefferies Healthcare Conferences
  • Blackboard Inc. Prices $150 Million in Convertible Senior Notes Due 2027
  • CyberSource CEO and CFO to Speak at William Blair & Co. 27th Annual Growth Stock...
  • Advant-e Corporation to Acquire Merkur GroupCombination Extends Advant-e Solution...
  • Manulife Financial Corporation Standardizes on Informatica for Data QualityLeading...
  • ShengdaTech Provides Guidance for Fiscal 2007
  • McAfee Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call
  • ChipMOS REPORTS MAY 2007 REVENUE
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    Shareholders Approve Spark Networks(R) Plan to Reorganize in the United States

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spark Networks , a leading provider of online personals services, announced that shareholders at an Extraordinary General Meeting and Court Meeting held today approved a plan to establish Spark Networks plc as a subsidiary of Spark Networks, Inc., a corporation incorporated in Delaware. The proposed Delaware reorganization will be effected by way of a Scheme of Arrangement under U.K. law. Earlier this week, option holders also approved modifications to Spark Networks' option schemes in connection with the reorganization so that options will continue with the same terms subsequent to the Scheme.

    Pending U.K. court approval, the shares (including the Global Depositary Shares (GDSs) and American Depositary Shares (ADSs)) of the U.K. company, Spark Networks plc, will be cancelled and shareholders, GDS holders and ADS holders will each receive one share of Spark Networks, Inc.'s common stock for each ordinary share (or depositary share) that they currently own. The Company's U.K. court date is scheduled for July 6, 2007.

    Subject to the U.K. court approval, it is anticipated that the effective date will be July 9, 2007. On the effective date the shares of common stock in Spark Networks, Inc. will be listed for trading on the American Stock Exchange under the current ticker symbol "LOV" and Spark Networks plc's GDSs and ADSs will no longer trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and American Stock Exchange, respectively.

    About Spark Networks plc:

    Spark Networks' American Depository Shares trade on the American Stock Exchange under the symbol "LOV," and its Global Depositary Shares trade on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the symbol "MHJG." The Spark Networks portfolio of consumer websites includes, among others, JDate(R).com (http://www.jdate.com/), AmericanSingles(R).com (http://www.americansingles.com/), BlackSingles.com(R) (http://www.blacksingles.com/), and ChristianMingle(R).com (http://www.christianmingle.com/).

    Safe Harbor Statement:

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. Any statements in this news release that are not statements of historical fact may be considered to be forward-looking statements. Written words, such as "may," "intends," "seek," and "will," or variations of these or similar words, identify forward- looking statements. By their nature, forward looking statements and forecasts involve risks and uncertainties because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the near future. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially, including, but not limited to, the Company's inability to obtain U.K. court approval of the Scheme of Arrangement; inability to satisfy any other conditions related to implementing the Scheme; unanticipated delays related to effectuating the Scheme of Arrangement; and inability to obtain approval of the listing of common shares of Spark Networks, Inc. on the American Stock Exchange. For a discussion of these and further risks and uncertainties, please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We file annual, quarterly and special reports, proxy statements and other information with the SEC. You may read and copy any reports, statements or other information that we file at the SEC's public reference room at 100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C., 20549. Please call the SEC at 1-800-SEC-0330 for further information on the public reference room. Our public filings with the SEC also are available from commercial document retrieval services and at the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov/.

    Spark Networks

    CONTACT: investors, Mark Thompson, +1-323-836-3000, ext. 4015,
    mthompson@spark.net, or media, Gail Laguna, +1-323-836-3000, ext. 4402,
    glaguna@spark.net, both of Spark Networks

    Web site: http://www.spark-networks.com/
    http://www.jdate.com/
    http://www.blacksingles.com/
    http://www.christianmingle.com/




    AT&T Selects Vendors for U-verse G-PON Fiber Deployment in New Residential Construction AreasNew-Generation Gigabit Passive Optical Network (G-PON) Equipment From Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson Will Be Used in 'New Build' Neighborhoods Across AT&T's Local Communications Footprint

    SAN ANTONIO, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. has announced that Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) and Ericsson have been selected to provide equipment for the planned deployment of Gigabit Passive Optical Network (G-PON) in "new build" areas of AT&T affiliates' local service territories as part of the overall U-verse(SM) network strategy. Financial terms of the awards were not disclosed.

    G-PON is the newest standard for fiber-to-the-home technology, with capacity to deliver greater speeds than current-generation Broadband Passive Optical Network (B-PON) technology.

    With its U-verse strategy, AT&T is deploying fiber-to-the-home technology, including PON, in new-build residential areas throughout the local communications service territories and will deploy a fiber-to-the-node network infrastructure in existing neighborhoods. Both of these network infrastructures enable delivery of the U-verse portfolio of IP-based services.

    AT&T U-verse service offers customers a combination of next-generation digital television -- including access to more than 25 High Definition (HD) channels -- and high speed Internet access. The award-winning AT&T U-verse TV includes cutting-edge features that are unmatched in the market, while the new U-verse enabled AT&T Yahoo! High Speed Internet builds on AT&T's position as the nation's leading provider of broadband DSL.

    The Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson G-PON solutions consist of several passive optical network-based elements, including equipment for the central office and home terminals. Both suppliers will soon begin lab testing and certification by AT&T Labs before field testing, which will include configurations for general deployment in single-family residences, apartment and condominium complexes. Pending successful resolution of testing and certification, general deployment of G-PON is expected to begin in 2008.

    This AT&T news release and other announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss.

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about

    AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/.

    (C) 2007 AT&T Knowledge Ventures. All rights reserved. AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Knowledge Ventures. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom.

    AT&T

    CONTACT: Brian Westrich of AT&T, +1-314-982-9109, bwestric@attnews.us

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




    Chang-On International Inc. Enters into a Sales Contract with Local Developer; Will Generate a Total USD 310,000 in Sales Income

    HARBIN, China, June 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Chang-On International Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CAON) (''CAON'' or ''the company''), a company engaged in the business of waste recycling and reutilization, announces that the company had entered into a sales contract with Harbin Xin Yang City Construction Development Co., Ltd. (''Xin Yang''). The deal states that it will provide a total of 20,000 pieces of construction molding board to Xin Yang. This contract will bring a total of RMB 2.4 million (or USD 310,000) in sales income for the company.

    The main business of CAON covers selecting waste plastics and coal ash as raw materials to produce SF synthetic materials, which will be made into boards, tubes and profiled bars to replace mid-density boards, steel molding boards, PVC materials and plastic profiled bars that are currently used in construction areas. Such material is more competitive than foreign products, which merely utilize waste material, as this not only makes use of waste plastics, but also utilizes coal ash, and most importantly, the cost is comparatively much lower than other substitutions, meaning more and more local developers are showing great interest in the related products.

    ''China has always paid great attention to the research and development of coal ash, waste plastics and their products, and worked out preferential policies to encourage the developers. SF synthetic material will have a great potential in Chinese markets, for the product has better quality and performance, and cheaper costs, making it an easy choice to replace PVC, plasticized steel bars, mid-density fiberboard and steel molding boards,'' Mr. Li Guomin, the president of CAON, said, ''In fact, except Xin Yang we have discussed with some other local developers about the new materials and relative products. They show great interests in it. We can see that our sales volume will have a high-speed growth in the coming months.''

    About Harbin Hongbo Environment Protection Material Ltd.

    Founded in 2004, Harbin Hongbo Environment Protection Material Ltd. is located in the Harbin Economy & Technology Development Zone, Heilongjiang Province, China, with a registered capital of RMB 3 million (or USD 375,000) and total assets of nearly RMB 10 million (or USD 1.25 million). It is a joint venture between enterprises from Taiwan, Hong Kong and domestic companies.

    Harbin Hongbo focuses its core business in comprehensive resources and utilization of industrial solid wastes in resources and environment fields. Their main product is SF synthetic material, a new type of material for environment protection and energy saving, which is abbreviated for synthetic material of plastics and coal ash. And based on the material, the company develops different products, such as boards and profiled bars used in well lid, grates for water drainage pools, guard railings, protective boards for slopes, hard shoulders, inner wall cable pipes/tubes, and home renovations, etc.

    The company has maintained the partnership with Changchun Applied Chemistry Institute of China Academy of Sciences, which mainly specializes in the research of resources and environment, advanced materials, development of carbon dioxide, corn and rare earth resources, focusing on the development of advanced structure materials, advanced composite materials, advanced functional materials. Mr. Mo Zhishen, professor of the Institute, acts as the company's R&D leader.

    Harbin Hongbo will focus on the development and use of SF synthetic material, especially construction molding boards, and then expand the scale of production, purchase new equipment, and increase output in future developments.

    Forward-looking Statements

    This report 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. All statements other than statements of historical facts included in this report are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, economic and political factors; developments of the Chinese, European and North American markets and changes in regulatory matters; our business strategies and future plans of operations; the market acceptance and amount of sales of our products and services; our historical losses; the competitive environment within the industries in which we compete; and our ability to raise additional capital, currently needed for expansion.

    The Company cautions that forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements due to several important factors.

    For more information, please contact: Mr. Wang Hui Tel: +86-451-8269-5010 Email: wanghui-1027@163.com Web: http://www.chuangon.com/

    Chang-On International Inc.

    CONTACT: Mr. Wang Hui, +86-451-8269-5010, or wanghui-1027@163.com, for
    Chang-On

    Web Site: http://www.chuangon.com/




    Informatica to Present at NASDAQ 19th Investor Program

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Informatica Corporation , a leading provider of data integration software, today announced that Brian Gentile, chief marketing officer and Stephanie Wakefield, senior director of investor relations, will present a corporate overview at the NASDAQ 19th Investor Program on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. GMT.

    A live audio Web cast of the events will be available at http://www.informatica.com/investor. An audio Web cast archive of the events will be available until 12:00 p.m. PDT on June 26, 2007.

    About Informatica

    Informatica Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise data integration software. Using Informatica products, companies can access, integrate, migrate and consolidate enterprise data across systems, processes and people to reduce complexity, ensure consistency and empower the business. More than 2,790 companies worldwide rely on Informatica for their end-to-end enterprise data integration needs. For more information, call 650-385-5000 (800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit http://www.informatica.com/.

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

    Informatica

    CONTACT: Stacey Torman, Public Relations, +1-650-385-5389,
    storman@informatica.com, or Stephanie Wakefield, Investor Relations,
    +1-650-385-5261, swakefield@informatica.com, both of Informatica

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




    Tyco Electronics Announces Participation in June 19 Investor Meeting in New York

    BERWYN, Pa., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Tyco Electronics will provide an overview of the company and its business segments, strategic priorities, and financial profile at an investor meeting hosted by Tyco International Ltd. on Tuesday, June 19, 2007.

    The program will include presentations from Ed Breen, Chairman and CEO of Tyco International; Tom Lynch, CEO of Tyco Electronics; and Rich Meelia, President and CEO of Tyco Healthcare (to be renamed Covidien) -- as well as select members of their respective management teams.

    TYCO INVESTOR MEETING Tuesday, June 19, 2007 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time Equitable Center Auditorium 787 Seventh Avenue (between 51st and 52nd Streets) New York City

    Tyco Electronics' portion of the agenda, including a question and answer session specifically for analysts and investors, will run from 11:00 a.m. to approximately 1:15 p.m.

    Representatives of the media are invited to attend. The companies will provide a media room located on the 7th Avenue lobby level of the Equitable Center -- equipped with a closed-circuit telecast of the meeting, high-speed internet connections, and telephones. The media room will be available beginning at 7:30 a.m. and light refreshments will be available throughout the day.

    Individuals who are unable to attend the meeting in person will be able to view a live video- and webcast via Tyco's corporate website http://www.tyco.com/ .

    If you are a member of the media and you plan to attend, please RSVP to Sheri Woodruff at 609-933-9243 / swoodruff@tyco.com .

    Tyco Electronics Ltd. is expected to begin regular, independent trading on the New York and Bermuda Stock Exchanges beginning Monday, July 2, 2007.

    ABOUT TYCO ELECTRONICS

    Tyco Electronics, currently a business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is a leading global provider of engineered electronic components, network solutions and wireless systems, with 2006 sales of US$12.8 billion to customer locations in more than 150 countries. Tyco Electronics designs, manufactures and markets products for customers in industries from automotive, appliances and aerospace and defense to telecommunications, computers and consumer electronics. With over 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, Tyco Electronics' commitment is its customers' advantage. More information on Tyco Electronics can be found at http://www.tycoelectronics.com/ .

    Tyco Electronics

    CONTACT: Media- Sheri Woodruff, +1-609-933-9243, swoodruff@tyco.com or
    Investors- John Roselli, +1-610-893-9559, or Keith Kolstrom, +1-610-893-9551
    all for Tyco Electronics

    Web site: http://www.tycoelectronics.com/
    http://www.tyco.com/




    Salesforce.com Chief Financial Officer to Speak at the William Blair Growth Stock ConferenceEvent to be Webcast Live on salesforce.com's Investor Relations Website

    SAN FRANCISCO, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com , the market and technology leader in on-demand business services today announced that Steve Cakebread, Chief Financial Officer of salesforce.com, will participate in a presentation at the William Blair Growth Stock Conference on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 3:00pm (CDT) / 1:00pm (PDT), at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

    An audio webcast of Mr. Cakebread's presentation will be available on salesforce.com's website at http://www.salesforce.com/investor.

    About salesforce.com

    Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services. The company's Salesforce suite of on-demand CRM applications allows customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. The Salesforce Platform, the world's first on-demand platform, enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful new on-demand applications that extend beyond CRM to deliver the benefits of multi-tenancy and The Business Web across the enterprise. The Salesforce Platform allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange directory, available at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange. Customers can also take advantage of Successforce, salesforce.com's world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.

    As of April 30, 2007, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 32,300 customers including ABN AMRO, America Online (AOL), Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, Sprint Nextel, Staples and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com/, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

    Salesforce.com is a registered trademark of salesforce.com, and AppExchange, The Business Web, IdeaExchange and Successforce are trademarks of salesforce.com, Inc., San Francisco, California. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050216/SFW105LOGO )

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    PRN Photo Desk photodesk@prnewswire.com salesforce.com, Inc.

    CONTACT: David Havlek, Investor Relations, +1-415-536-2171, or
    dhavlek@salesforce.com, or Gordon Evans, Public Relations, +1-415-536-7608, or
    gevans@salesforce.com, both of salesforce.com

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




    /C O R R E C T I O N -- Home System Group/

    In the news release, Home System Group Completes Asset Purchase with Guangzhou City Keyun Light Industry Machinery Co. Ltd., issued earlier today by Home System Group (BULLETIN BOARD: HSYT) , over PR Newswire, we are advised by a representative of the company that the first paragraph, second to last sentence should read "The purchase was completed from Ms. Huiping Cheng, the sole shareholder, who purchased this line from the Guangzhou City Keyun Light Industry Machinery Co. Ltd., one of China's largest stainless steel vacuum vessel production coffee manufacturers" rather than "The purchase was completed with the sole shareholder, Ms. Huiping Cheng, who represents Guangzhou City Keyun Light Industry Machinery Co. Ltd., one of China's largest stainless steel vacuum vessel production coffee manufacturers" as originally issued inadvertently.

    Home System Group



    SAIC Names W. Greg Henson Head of Business Development

    SAN DIEGO and MCLEAN, Va., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation announced today W. Greg Henson has been promoted to senior vice president in charge of developing new business at the corporate level. The appointment is effective June 16.

    "As senior vice president for corporate Business Development, Greg brings a wealth of business experience and talent to the job. He will be a major factor in our strategy of increasing our work as a prime contractor and providing total solutions for our customers," said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Dahlberg.

    Henson said, "SAIC is one of the nation's great companies, and it is structured and positioned to grow by providing real value to its customers. I look forward to making a contribution to that growth and to SAIC's continued success."

    Henson was a senior vice president for Business Development in SAIC's Infrastructure, Logistics and Product Solutions Group, and has had 22 years' experience in line and business development roles in the defense industry. Before joining SAIC, he was the corporate vice president for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense Operations for L-3 Communications. Prior to that, he was vice president for Business Development, Homeland Security, for Harris Corporation.

    Henson replaces Paul W. Sullivan, who is leaving to pursue real estate and restaurant interests.

    "In a relatively short period of time, Paul has helped re-invigorate business development and guided our company to looking at larger pursuit opportunities. I thank Paul for his many contributions and wish him well in the next phase of his life," Dahlberg said.

    SAIC is a leading provider of scientific, engineering, systems integration and technical services and solutions to all branches of the U.S. military, agencies of the Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and other U.S. Government civil agencies, as well as to customers in selected commercial markets. With more than 44,000 employees in over 150 cities worldwide, SAIC engineers and scientists solve complex technical challenges requiring innovative solutions for customers' mission-critical functions. SAIC had annual revenues of $8.3 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2007.

    SAIC: FROM SCIENCE TO SOLUTIONS(TM)

    Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause our actual results, performance, achievements or industry results to be very different from the results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Some of these factors include, but are not limited to, the risk factors set forth in SAIC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended January 31, 2007, and such other filings that SAIC makes with the SEC from time to time. Due to such uncertainties and risks, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof.

    SAIC

    CONTACT: Ron Zollars in San Diego, +1-858-826-7896, zollarsr@saic.com,
    or Melissa Koskovich in McLean, +1-703-676-6762, koskovichm@saic.com, both of
    SAIC

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




    RadiSys Extends COM Express Leadership With New ModuleProcelerant(TM) CE3100 allows communications industry to more quickly deliver applications

    HILLSBORO, Ore., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RadiSys Corporation , a leading global provider of advanced embedded solutions, announced today the introduction of a COM Express module aimed at supporting telecom and other communications applications. The Procelerant(TM) CE3100 allows developers of enterprise-class and carrier-grade equipment to take advantage of a proven computing platform for a variety of wireless and wireline applications.

    The CE3100 is ideal for embedded applications that require a standard processor module and Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory without the added expense of video and audio functions while delivering the robustness required for demanding telecom applications. When incorporated with the RadiSys Promentum(TM) ATCA-2210, system designers gain a switch and control module well suited for Radio Network Controller, Media Gateway, IMS and IPTV applications. The CE3100 also utilizes a Core 2 Duo L7400 processor and offers flexible storage options with Serial ATA (SATA) and Serial Attached Small Computer System Interface (SAS) configurations in an effort to meet reliability and cost requirements of both equipment manufacturers and service providers. The type 3 module also provides dual gigabit Ethernet capabilities to maximize IO bandwidth.

    "Our latest market leading solution brings the benefits of the COM Express architecture to the communications market," said Wade Clowes, vice president, commercial segment, RadiSys. "The new RadiSys COM Express module enables designers to utilize a common platform as well as easily upgrade and address changing performance needs as desired. RadiSys continues to set the standard in allowing developers to reduce time to market by enabling them to concentrate on their core competencies rather than spending time on processor design. The growing use of COM Express products validates the value of this open module to the market."

    About Procelerant COM Express

    RadiSys Procelerant(TM) CE blades and boards are designed for embedded applications that require a standard processor and memory subsystem, but also modular flexibility to retain key design level IP on a separate carrier board. Procelerant CE products are based on COM Express(R), a standard that provides a bridge from legacy interfaces such as PCI and IDE to new serial differential signaling technologies such as PCI Express, Serial ATA, USB 2.0, LVDS, and Serial DVO.

    Because they are modular and standards-based, RadiSys COM Express products help equipment manufacturers shorten their time to market and reduce development costs. By removing the processor, chipset and memory from the rest of the design, manufacturers can focus engineering resources on developing differentiating features and avoid the design churn that comes with implementing new processor generations.

    About RadiSys

    RadiSys is a leading provider of advanced solutions for the communications networking and commercial systems markets. Through intimate customer collaboration and combining innovative technologies and industry leading architecture, RadiSys helps OEMs, systems integrators and solution providers bring better products to market faster and more economically. RadiSys products include embedded boards, application enabling platforms, the OS-9 operating system and turn-key systems, which are used in today's complex computing, processing and network intensive applications. For more information, visit http://www.radisys.com/, write to info@radisys.com, or call 800-950-0044 or 503-615-1100. Editors seeking more information may contact Lyn Pangares at RadiSys Corporation at 503-615-1220 or lyn.pangares@radisys.com.

    RadiSys(R) is a registered trademark and Promentum(TM) is a trademark of RadiSys Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

    RadiSys Corporation

    CONTACT: Lyn Pangares of RadiSys Corporation, +1-503-615-1220,
    lyn.pangares@radisys.com

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




    Deltacom Selects Infinera for Southeastern NetworkNOTE TO EDITORS: In the company name ITC^DeltaCom noted in this news release, there is a caret between ITC and DeltaCom. This symbol may not appear properly in some systems.

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITC^DeltaCom, Inc. , a leading provider of integrated communications services to customers in the southeastern United States, today announced the selection of an Infinera Digital Optical Network for its regional network.

    The Infinera DTN is architected to combine the scalability of high- capacity DWDM transport, the flexibility of digital bandwidth management, and the intelligence of digital GMPLS network automation in a single platform.

    Infinera's Digital architecture provides 100 Gigabits/second of capacity on every line card. Infinera's GMPLS-powered IQ network operating system enables auto-discovery of network elements and automates the provisioning process, simplifying and speeding the provisioning process.

    An Optical "Just-In-Time" Model

    "Infinera's technology, based on photonic integrated circuits, is the latest technology in the marketplace," said Jim O'Brien, Deltacom's Executive Vice President of Operations. "The engineering simplicity, combined with the rapid delivery of modules, brings optical networking deployment much closer to the "Just-in-Time" models that are widely used in manufacturing today, allowing Deltacom to respond to unforeseen capacity demand in a matter of days."

    Deltacom has a 15,500 route-mile managed fiber optic network, with extensive coverage of the southeast, allowing the company to offer a comprehensive suite of voice and data services uniquely positioned to support the enterprise space. Deltacom's dedicated enterprise sales and support team markets local, long distance, broadband data communications, Internet connectivity, and professional services to Fortune 1,000 end-user customers in the southeastern United States.

    Tony Tomae, Executive Vice President of Wholesale and Enterprise Services added, "The Infinera technology deployed in our network will advance us in our goal of delivering the most innovative solutions to support the growing demand for high-bandwidth applications in the enterprise sector, including disaster recovery and business continuity. With our new network, we can rapidly turn up a range of services, from Gigabit Ethernet to 10 Gigabit waves, to meet the demands of our customers."

    ABOUT ITC^DELTACOM, INC.

    ITC^DeltaCom, Inc. ("ITC^DeltaCom") headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, provides, through its operating subsidiaries, integrated telecommunications and technology services to businesses and consumers in the southeastern United States. ITC^DeltaCom has a fiber optic network spanning approximately 15,500 route miles, including more than 11,500 route miles of owned fiber, and offers a comprehensive suite of voice and data communications services, including local, long distance, broadband data communications, Internet connectivity, and customer premise equipment to end-user customers. ITC^DeltaCom is one of the largest competitive telecommunications providers in its primary eight- state region. ITC^DeltaCom has interconnection agreements with BellSouth, Verizon, SBC, CenturyTel and Sprint for resale and access to unbundled network elements and is a certified competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) in Arkansas, Texas, Virginia and all nine BellSouth states. For more information about ITC^DeltaCom, visit ITC^DeltaCom's Web site at http://www.deltacom.com/.

    Investor Contact: Media Contact: Richard E. Fish Lee A. Kimball Chief Financial Officer Vice President, Marketing 256-382-3827 919-863-7149 richard.fish@deltacom.com lee.kimball@deltacom.com

    ITC^DeltaCom, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Contact: Richard E. Fish, Chief Financial Officer,
    +1-256-382-3827, richard.fish@deltacom.com, or Media Contact: Lee A. Kimball,
    Vice President, Marketing, +1-919-863-7149, lee.kimball@deltacom.com, both of
    ITC^DeltaCom, Inc.

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




    AT&T Blue Room to Feature Live Webcast of Bonnaroo FestivalThe Festival's Cinema Tent Takes on New Dimensions

    SAN ANTONIO, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. , Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment have announced that AT&T blue room music will host the exclusive live webcast of the 2007 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

    Exclusive Bonnaroo Webcast

    From Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17, fans not fortunate enough to attend this year's festival can still take part in the Bonnaroo experience by going to AT&T blue room music at http://www.attblueroom.com/music to see exclusive, live performances from the event. The site will be the next best thing to being on the 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tenn. Artists featured in the webcast include Kings of Leon, Damien Rice, Ben Harper, The Flaming Lips, Wilco, The Cold War Kids, The Brazilian Girls and The White Stripes. The final schedule of performances will be available at http://www.attblueroom.com/music on Thursday, June 14. Webcasts start at 12:30 p.m. ET each day and run through 11:30 p.m. ET.

    Following the festival, selected archived performances will be available in the blue room, allowing fans to relive the Bonnaroo experience as well as other moments of this multifaceted event. This exclusive webcast experience on AT&T blue room music helps to ensure Bonnaroo's place as a truly global event.

    New Additions to Bonnaroo Cinema

    Festival organizers are also pleased to announce the new additions to this year's cinema tent. The Bonnaroo Cinema tent has been one of the main attractions at the festival since it began in 2002. The air-conditioned space with comfortable seating has always played host to a wide variety of movies, including sneak previews of new films, classics, world cinema, documentaries, short films, animated films and even NBA Finals games, 24 hours a day.

    This year, Bonnaroo is proud to add the "Filmmakers in Focus" series, featuring screenings and interviews with some of the most creative minds in filmmaking today. Jim Jarmusch will host a showing of his film "COFFEE and CIGARETTES" and will sit for an up-close Q&A. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Monterey Pop festival, director D.A. Pennebaker will be presenting the classic "Monterey Pop" documentary. Also, Oscar-nominated animator Bill Plympton will participate in a 90-minute presentation about himself and his work. The tent will also be screening a sneak peek of the new HBO series "HBO Presents Flight of the Conchords" twice daily.

    Note: This AT&T release and other news announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss.

    About AT&T

    AT&T Inc. is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at http://www.att.com/.

    (C) 2007 AT&T Knowledge Ventures. All rights reserved. AT&T and the AT&T logo are trademarks of AT&T Knowledge Ventures. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Tiffany Nels of AT&T Inc., +1-512-963-6357, tnels@attnews.us;
    or Ken Weinstein, +1-212-619-1360, Weinstein@bighassle.com, for Bonnaroo

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




    Vital Images to Present at the Second Annual Piper Jaffray London Health Care Conference on June 21Live Webcast at 3:40 a.m. CT

    MINNEAPOLIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vital Images, Inc. , a leading provider of enterprise-wide advanced visualization and analysis solutions, will present at the Second Annual Piper Jaffray London Health Care Conference on Thursday, June 21, at 3:40 a.m. CT (9:40 a.m. London). Michael H. Carrel, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, will discuss the company's business and growth strategies.

    To access the Webcast, go to the investors' section of the Vital Images Web site, http://www.vitalimages.com/ , and click on the Webcast icon. The archived Webcast will be available at 6:00 a.m. CT on Thursday, June 21.

    The Second Annual Piper Jaffray London Health Care Conference will be held June 20 to 21 at the Great Eastern Hotel in London.

    About Vital Images

    Vital Images, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, is a leading provider of enterprise-wide advanced visualization and analysis software solutions. The company's technology gives radiologists, cardiologists, oncologists and other medical specialists, time-saving productivity and communications tools that can be accessed throughout the enterprise and via the Web for easy use in the day-to-day practice of medicine. Vital Images also has offices in Den Haag, the Netherlands; and Beijing, China. For more information, visit http://www.vitalimages.com/ .

    Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve risks and uncertainties which could cause results to differ materially from those projected, including but not limited to dependence on market growth, the successful inter-operability of health care technology from multiple vendors, the timely availability and acceptance of new products, the impact of competitive products and pricing, dependence on major customers, third-party reimbursement, and other risks detailed from time to time in Vital Images' SEC reports, including Vital Images' annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006.

    Vital Images, Inc.

    CONTACT: Michael H. Carrel, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial
    Officer of Vital Images, Inc., +1-952-487-9500; or Nancy A. Johnson,
    +1-612-455-1745, njohnson@psbpr.com, or Marian Briggs, +1-612-455-1742,
    mbriggs@psbpr.com, both of Padilla Speer Beardsley for Vital Images, Inc.

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




    Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. Files Form 10-Qs for December 2006 and March 2007 QuartersCompany Now Current With All Filings With the SEC

    SAN JOSE, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. filed its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended December 31, 2006 and March 31, 2007 with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on June 5, 2007. With these filings, ISSI is now current with all SEC filing requirements. On June 14, 2007, the Nasdaq Listing and Hearing Review Council notified ISSI that it has demonstrated compliance with Nasdaq Marketplace Rules, and will continue to be listed on the Nasdaq Global Market.

    About the Company

    ISSI is a fabless semiconductor company that designs and markets high performance integrated circuits for the following key markets: (i) digital consumer electronics, (ii) networking, (iii) mobile communications and (iv) automotive electronics. The Company's primary products are high speed and low power SRAM and low and medium density DRAM. The Company also designs and markets EEPROM, SmartCards and is developing selected non-memory products focused on its key markets. ISSI is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide offices in China, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Korea and Taiwan. Visit our web site at http://www.issi.com/.

    Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc.

    CONTACT: Scott Howarth, Vice-President & CFO, Investor Relations of
    Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., +1-408-969-6600, ir@issi.com

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




    Alcatel-Lucent Honored by AT&T as Outstanding Supplier

    PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Commitment to excellence over the past year has earned Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) recognition as an outstanding supplier to AT&T Inc. , one of the world's leading data, voice, wireless and Internet services providers.

    "We are proud of our long-standing tradition of providing unparalleled products and services to our business and residential customers," said Maureen Merkle, president, AT&T Procurement. "We're successful on that front in large part thanks to supplier partners like Alcatel-Lucent that consistently go above and beyond the call of duty."

    Alcatel-Lucent received one of 39 supplier recognition awards for its work in helping AT&T deliver outstanding service to its customers during the past year. Alcatel-Lucent was recognized for its contributions in the Creative Cost Management Solutions category.

    "We are honored to be recognized by such an important customer for our ability to develop and implement creative and cost advantageous solutions," said Cindy Christy, president of Alcatel-Lucent's North America business. "Alcatel-Lucent's enduring dedication to customer service and our shared commitment to quality are among the key drivers for our success with AT&T."

    As part of its annual supplier recognition program, AT&T took out a half-page ad in the June 5, 2007, edition of The Wall Street Journal to publicly thank the selected companies.

    About Alcatel-Lucent

    Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved adjusted proforma revenues of Euro 18.3 billion in 2006 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/

    Alcatel-Lucent

    CONTACT: Press: Denise Panyik-Dale, +1-908-582-4897,
    dpanyikdale@alcatel.com, or Mark Burnworth, +33-1-40-76-50-84,
    mark.burnworth@alcatel-lucent.com; Investor Relations: Pascal Bantegnie,
    +33-1-40-76-52-20, pascal.bantegnie@alcatel-lucent.com, or Maria Alcon,
    +33-1-40-76-15-17, maria.alcon@alcatel-lucent.com, or John DeBono,
    +1-908-582-7793, debono@alcatel-lucent.com, all of Alcatel-Lucent

    Web site: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/




    Conolog Announces the Appointment of EV Smith Sales Co., Inc. as Its Exclusive Rep for Texas And Oklahoma-- With Offices in Houston and Arlington, Texas --

    SOMERVILLE, N.J., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conolog Corporation , an engineering and design company that provides digital signal processing solutions to global electric utilities, announced today it has appointed EV Smith Sales Co., Inc. as its exclusive representative to Texas with offices in Houston and Arlington, Texas.

    President of Conolog Marc Benou stated, "EV Smith Sales Co., Inc. has been serving electric utilities in the area for many years, and services complete turnkey projects as well as selective individual retrofit installations."

    Benou added, "Our systems are well suited for these utilities thanks to their versatility, dependability and ease of installation, and are rated for temperature extremes and designed to provide years of uninterrupted service. This versatility provides maximized inventory and field selection for existing fiber and/or analog phone lines."

    About Conolog Corporation

    Conolog Corporation is a provider of digital signal processing and digital security solutions to electric utilities worldwide. The Company designs and manufactures electromagnetic products to the military and provides engineering and design services to a variety of industries, government organizations and public utilities nationwide. The Company's INIVEN division manufactures a line of digital signal processing systems, including transmitters, receivers and multiplexers.

    Contact: Conolog Corporation: Robert Benou, Chairman, 908/722-8081

    Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, continued acceptance of the Company's products, increased levels of competition, new products introduced by competitors, and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. There can be no assurance that utilities will purchase any of our equipment.

    Conolog Corporation

    CONTACT: Robert Benou, Chairman of Conolog Corporation, +1-908-722-8081

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




    Home System Group Completes Asset Purchase with Guangzhou City Keyun Light Industry Machinery Co. Ltd.

    New Coffee Maker Line to Broaden Proprietary Product Portfolio While Enhancing Home System Group's Research and Development Capabilities

    LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Home System Group (BULLETIN BOARD: HSYT) ("Home System Group" or the "Company") based in Guangdong Province, China, an international manufacturer and distributor of home appliance products to major global retailers, today announced that Oceanic Well Profit, Inc., it's Chinese operating subsidiary, has executed an asset purchase agreement for the purchase of specific assets, including a specialized stainless steel coffee machine product line. The purchase was completed with the sole shareholder, Ms. Huiping Cheng, who represents Guangzhou City Keyun Light Industry Machinery Co. Ltd., one of China's largest stainless steel vacuum vessel production coffee manufacturers. Consideration for the purchase is approximately $2 million in cash, three installments of which will be payable, the first at the signing of the agreement; the second after the production equipment is installed and operable and the balance after completion of the transfer of all the purchased assets.

    The purchased assets include a technology patent which Management believes will strengthen the Company's research and development platform and a production line which will be incorporated into the Company's current facility. Management estimates that this purchase will contribute approximately $3.9 million in revenues to the Company during 2007 and will be accretive to Home System Group's earnings, with further growth anticipated during 2008.

    "We continue to pursue opportunities which diversify and strengthen our product portfolio, complement and expand our customer base, and improve our research and development capabilities," stated Mr. Li Wei Qui, CEO and Chairman of Home System Group. "The ultimate goal is to generate sustainable revenue growth while staying focused on opportunities to deliver further margin enhancements. This asset purchase facilitates our entry into the global coffee maker market, which we estimate will represent a billion dollar plus opportunity on an annual basis.

    Mr. Qui went on to say, "These proprietary coffee makers are differentiated by a patented, energy efficient core which utilizes a 'seamless welding technology' to keep beverages warm. We anticipate this acquisition will improve our current capacity utilization, while providing another conduit for growth which leverages our stainless steel expertise."

    About Home System Group

    Headquartered in Hong Kong, China, Home System Group, through its wholly owned distributor Oceanic International (Hong Kong), Ltd. (OCIL) and Oceanic Well Profit, Inc. produces and distributes home appliances, including stainless steel gas grills, residential water pumps, electronic fans, stainless coffee makers, fruit processors, and other electrical appliances to retailers in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Please visit the corporate website at: http://www.homesystemgroup.com/ .

    Safe Harbor Statement:

    Certain statements in this news release may contain certain forward-looking statements about Home System Group's business and products, including, but not limited to, statements regarding the ability of Home System Group to integrate the assets purchased; the effect of the assets on the Company's research and development platform and on the Company's revenue and earnings growth; the Company's ability to diversify and strengthen its product portfolio, complement and expand its customer base; and the Company's ability to improve its research and development capabilities. Actual results may differ materially from the results expressed in the forward-looking statements due to a number of risk factors including, but not limited to: general economic and business conditions globally; product development; shipments to end customers; market acceptance of new and existing products; additional competition from existing and new competitors; changes in technology; economic, political, and social events in China and other regions and markets; securities markets trends; regulations of the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and various other factors beyond the Company's control. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement and by the risk factors detailed in the Company's reports filed with the SEC. Home System Group undertakes no duty to revise or update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.

    For more information, please contact: Company Contact: Michelle Zheng Home System Group Tel: +1-213-223-2277 Email: michelle@homesystemgroup.com Investor Contact: Matt Hayden HC International, Inc. Tel: +1-858-704-5065 Email: matt@haydenir.com

    Home System Group

    CONTACT: Michelle Zheng (Company) of Home System Group, +1-213-223-2277,
    or michelle@homesystemgroup.com; Matt Hayden (Investor) of HC International,
    Inc., +1-858-704-5065, or matt@haydenir.com




    Emageon to Present at Piper Jaffray and Jefferies Healthcare Conferences

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Emageon Inc. announced today that Chuck Jett, Chairman, CEO and President will present at the Second Annual Piper Jaffray London Health Conference to be held June 20-21, 2007 at The Great Eastern Hotel in London, England. Emageon will present on Thursday, June 21 at 8:00 A.M. London Time (3:00 A.M. ET). The presentation will be webcast live at http://www.piperjaffray.com/conferences and will be available in archive for 30 days following the conference.

    Mr. Jett and Randy Pittman, CFO will also present at the Jefferies Healthcare Conference to be held June 26-28, 2007 at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. Emageon will present on Thursday, June 28 at 1:30 P.M. ET. There will be no webcast.

    About Emageon Inc.

    Emageon provides enterprise medical information technology systems for hospitals and healthcare networks. Its family of solutions includes RadSuite(TM), HeartSuite(TM), and other specialty suites all built on a unified Enterprise Content Management system offering advanced visualization and infrastructure tools for the clinical analysis and management of all digital medical images, reports and associated clinical content. Emageon's standards-based solutions are designed to help customers enhance patient care, automate imaging workflow, lower costs, improve productivity and provide better service to physicians. For more information, please visit http://www.emageon.com/.

    Emageon Inc.

    CONTACT: W. Randall Pittman, Emageon, +1-205-980-7551; or Susan Noonan,
    The SAN Group, LLC, +1-212-966-3650

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




    Blackboard Inc. Prices $150 Million in Convertible Senior Notes Due 2027

    WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. today announced that it has priced an offering of $150 million aggregate principal amount of Convertible Senior Notes due 2027, pursuant to an automatically effective registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 13, 2007. In addition, Blackboard has granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional $15 million aggregate principal amount of Notes from Blackboard solely to cover overallotments.

    The notes will be convertible, under certain circumstances, into cash or a combination of cash and Blackboard common stock at an initial base conversion rate of 15.4202 shares of Blackboard common stock per $1,000 principal amount of convertible notes. The base conversion rate represents an initial base conversion price of approximately $64.85, which is a 62 percent premium to the closing price of Blackboard's common stock on June 14, 2007. In addition, if at the time of conversion the applicable price of Blackboard's common stock exceeds the base conversion price, the conversion rate will be increased by up to an additional 9.5605 shares of Blackboard common stock per $1,000 principal amount of notes, as determined pursuant to a specified formula. In general, upon conversion of a note, the holder of such note will receive cash equal to the principal amount of the note and Blackboard common stock for the note's conversion value in excess of such principal amount.

    The notes will bear interest at a rate of 3.25 percent per annum from the date of issuance, payable semi-annually on January 1 and July 1, commencing on January 1, 2008. The notes will mature on July 1, 2027 and may not be redeemed by Blackboard prior to July 1, 2011, after which they may be redeemed at 100 percent of the principal amount plus accrued interest. Holders of the notes may require Blackboard to repurchase some or all of the notes on July 1, 2011, July 1, 2017 and July 1, 2022, or in the event of certain fundamental change transactions, at 100 percent of the principal amount plus accrued interest. The closing of the offering is expected to occur on June 20, 2007, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.

    Blackboard intends to use approximately $19.4 million of the net proceeds to repay amounts outstanding under its senior secured term loan facility. Blackboard intends to use the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes, which may include funding potential acquisitions.

    The sole book-running manager of the offering is Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Citi is serving as the sole co-manager. A copy of the prospectus and prospectus supplement meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the Securities Act of 1933 may be obtained from Credit Suisse by writing to it at Credit Suisse Securities Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, Level 1B, New York, NY 10010.

    About Blackboard Inc.

    Blackboard Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise learning software applications and related services. Founded in 1997, Blackboard enables educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology. Millions of people use Blackboard everyday around the globe. Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.

    Blackboard Educate. Innovate. Everywhere.(TM)

    Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Blackboard and other statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans," "expects," "will," and similar expressions, constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements in this press release include expectations regarding Blackboard's use of proceeds. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our Form 10-Q filed on May 4, 2007 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition, the forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Blackboard's views as of June 15, 2007. Blackboard anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause Blackboard's views to change. However, while Blackboard may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Blackboard specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward- looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Blackboard's views as of any date subsequent to June 15, 2007.

    Blackboard Inc.

    CONTACT: Michael J. Stanton, Vice President, Investor Relations and
    Global Treasury of Blackboard Inc., +1-202-463-4860, ext. 2305

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




    CyberSource CEO and CFO to Speak at William Blair & Co. 27th Annual Growth Stock Conference

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CyberSource Corporation , a leading provider of electronic payment and risk management solutions, announced today that Bill McKiernan, chairman and chief executive officer, and Steven Pellizzer, chief financial officer, will speak at the William Blair & Co. 27th Annual Growth Stock Conference in Chicago, Illinois, on June 20, 2007. Mr. McKiernan will discuss CyberSource's position in the industry and its principal initiatives; Mr. Pellizzer will address the company's financial performance.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990513/CYBRSOURCELOGO) About CyberSource

    CyberSource Corporation is a leading provider of electronic payment and risk management solutions. CyberSource solutions enable electronic payment processing for Web, call center, and POS environments. CyberSource also offers industry leading risk management solutions for merchants accepting card-not-present transactions. CyberSource Professional Services designs, integrates, and optimizes commerce transaction processing systems. Approximately 20,000 businesses use CyberSource solutions, including half the companies comprising the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has sales and service offices in Japan, the United Kingdom, and other locations in the United States. For more information, please visit CyberSource's web site at http://www.cybersource.com/ or email info@cybersource.com.

    (C) 2007 CyberSource Corporation. All rights reserved. CyberSource is a registered trademark in the U.S. and other countries. All other brands and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990513/CYBRSOURCELOGO
    AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com CyberSource Corporation

    CONTACT: Bruce Frymire of CyberSource Corporation, +1-650-965-6042,
    bfrymire@cybersource.com

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




    Advant-e Corporation to Acquire Merkur GroupCombination Extends Advant-e Solution Portfolio and Provides Opportunities to Target New Vertical Industries

    DAYTON, Ohio, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advant-e Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: AVEE) , a provider of Internet-based business-to-business electronic commerce services via its sole operating subsidiary, Edict Systems, Inc., today announced that it has entered into a nonbinding Letter of Intent to purchase a privately owned Delaware corporation, Merkur Group, Inc., based in West Chester, Ohio. The principal shareholder of Merkur Group, Inc. is Rob D. Wadzinski, the brother of Advant-e CEO Jason K. Wadzinski. The proposed acquisition is subject to completion of due diligence and execution of a definitive purchase agreement by the parties. There can be no assurances that a closing will occur.

    For over ten years, Merkur Group has helped organizations streamline the document-intensive aspects of procure-to-pay and order-to-cash business processes. Merkur Group solutions provide multi-channel document delivery, receipt, capture, archive, and workflow capabilities that are tightly integrated with CRM, SCM, financial, and ERP systems such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Baan, legacy, and many other business applications.

    For the past several years, Merkur Group has generated revenue of approximately $2 million on a non-GAAP reporting basis. Advant-e expects the acquisition of Merkur to contribute to the Company's profitability during the second half of 2007.

    Under the terms of the LOI, Advant-e Corporation will acquire on or about July 2, 2007 all issued and outstanding shares of stock of Merkur Group for a total purchase price not to exceed $1.6 million. The purchase will be comprised of cash not to exceed $950,000 and unregistered Advant-e common stock not to exceed 396,300 shares. Advant-e has secured an independent valuation for Merkur from Mills & Associates, a Dayton, Ohio based mergers and acquisitions firm.

    Commenting on the business combination, Mr. Jason K. Wadzinski, CEO of Advant-e stated, "This proposed acquisition provides Advant-e with the opportunity to grow top-line revenue with document processing products that are compatible with our existing e-commerce solutions. In addition, the acquisition offers opportunities for combined Edict Systems-Merkur Group solutions targeted to new customers as well as extend the value both companies offer to existing customers."

    About Advant-e Corporation

    Advant-e, via its wholly owned and sole operating subsidiary Edict Systems, Inc., is a provider of Business-to-Business electronic commerce software and Internet-based applications specializing in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and XML-based solutions for recurring transactions. Advant-e specializes in horizontal transaction services via EnterpriseEC(R), an Internet-based Trading Community Connectivity, Management, and Integration solution, and within specific industries via web-based EDI services including http://www.groceryec.com/, http://www.retailec.com/, http://www.automotiveec.com/, http://www.cpgsupplier.com/, and http://www.webedi.com/.

    Additional information about Advant-e Corporation can be found at http://www.advant-e.com/ and http://www.edictsystems.com/ or by contacting investor relations at (937) 429-4288. The company's email is info@edictsystems.com.

    The information in this news release includes certain forward looking statements that are based upon assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including statements to the future financial performance of the company. Although the company believes that the expectations reflected on its forward looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations or any or its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, product development and acceptance, the impact of competitive services and pricing, or general economic risks and uncertainties.

    Advant-e Corporation

    CONTACT: Investor Relations of Advant-e Corporation, +1-937-429-4288, or
    info@edictsystems.com

    Web site: http://www.advant-e.com/




    Manulife Financial Corporation Standardizes on Informatica for Data QualityLeading Financial Services Group Empowering Business Users to Monitor and Improve the Effectiveness of Their Data

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Informatica Corporation , a leading provider of data integration software, today announced that Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading Canadian-based financial services group, has chosen Informatica Data Quality and Informatica Data Explorer to ensure data quality for its Investment division as part of a new initiative to build an effective and enduring data quality management process.

    The company's new financial data hub will leverage Manulife's current Informatica PowerCenter installation and will implement data quality controls in a proactive fashion while empowering data owners to monitor the quality of their information and drive ongoing quality improvements. The company also plans an upgrade to the underlying data integration platform to PowerCenter 8 Advanced Edition with Metadata Manager, which will allow Manulife to collect and access metadata across all the disparate data sources and manage data governance and regulatory compliance.

    About Manulife Financial

    Manulife Financial is a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving millions of customers in 19 countries and territories worldwide. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and most of Asia, and primarily through John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners.

    About Informatica

    Informatica Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise data integration software and services. With Informatica, organizations can gain greater business value by integrating all their information assets from across the enterprise. More than 2,790 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data integration needs of any complexity and scale. For more information, call 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-9871 in the U.S.), or visit http://www.informatica.com/.

    Note: Informatica, PowerCenter, Informatica Data Explorer, Informatica Data Quality and Metadata Manager are trademarks of Informatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

    Informatica Corporation

    CONTACT: Deborah Wiltshire of Informatica Corporation, +1-650-385-5360,
    mobile, +1-650-862-8186, dwiltshire@informatica.com; or Radley Moss of Text
    100, +1-212-331-8429, mobile, +1-917-583-2349, informatica@text100.com, for
    Informatica Corporation

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




    ShengdaTech Provides Guidance for Fiscal 2007

    TAIAN CITY, Shandong, China, June 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ShengdaTech Inc. (''ShengdaTech'') a leading manufacturer of nano precipitated calcium carbonate (NPCC) and coal-based chemical products in the People's Republic of China (''PRC''), today announced its guidance for the year ending December 31, 2007.

    For fiscal year 2007, ShengdaTech expects to generate revenue of $96 - $98 million, up 32.2% to 35.0% from $72.6 million in 2006. The Company expects net income to increase approximately 31.2% to 36.9% to $23.0 - $24.4 million for earnings per share of $0.43 to $0.45. The Company also expects margins to improve throughout the rest of the year as its higher margin NPCC segment contributes a greater percentage of overall revenue.

    ''We are very pleased with the progress we have made to date and expect continued growth going forward,'' commented Mr. Xiangzhi Chen, CEO of ShengdaTech. ''We continue to operate at full capacity in both of our factories and will have an additional 40,000 metric tons of NPCC capacity in Xi'an City online this month. We also expect to increase NPCC capacity by an additional 60,000 metric tons by the end of 2007.''

    About ShengdaTech, Inc.

    ShengdaTech is engaged in the business of manufacturing, marketing and selling a variety of nano-precipitated calcium carbonate ("NPCC") products and coal-based chemicals for use in various applications. The Company converts limestone into NPCC using its proprietary technology. The unique chemical and physical attributes make NPCC a valuable ingredient in tires, paints, polyvinyl chloride ("PVC") building materials and other products. NPCC enhances the durability of many products by increased strength, heat resistance, and dimension stabilization. The Company is also engaged in the manufacture and sale of coal-based chemical products namely ammonium bicarbonate, liquid ammonia, melamine and methanol. The Company markets and sells its coal-based products mainly for chemical fertilizers and raw materials in the production of organic and inorganic chemical products, including formaldehyde and pesticides.

    Safe Harbor Statement Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth above that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, which may include, but are not limited to, such factors as unanticipated changes in product demand especially in the tire industry, changes in composition of tires, ability to attract new customers, ability to increase our product's applications, ability of our customers to sell products, cost of raw material, downturns in the Chinese economy, and other information detailed from time to time in the Company's filings and future filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

    For more information, please contact: Crocker Coulson, President, or Leslie Richardson, Financial Writer CCG Elite Tel: +1-646-213-1915 Email: crocker.coulson@ccgir.com leslie.richardson@ccgir.com

    ShengdaTech, Inc.

    CONTACT: Crocker Coulson, President, or Leslie Richardson, Financial
    Writer of CCG Elite, +1-646-213-1915, or crocker.coulson@ccgir.com or
    leslie.richardson@ccgir.com, for ShengdaTech, Inc.




    McAfee Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2007 Earnings Conference Call

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- McAfee Inc. will host a conference call to report its second quarter 2007 earnings results on Thursday, July 26, 2007, at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The earnings release and accompanying financial information will be released after market-close and will be available on the company's Web site.

    All interested parties are invited to listen to McAfee's chief executive officer and president, David DeWalt, and chief operating officer and chief financial officer, Eric Brown, present earnings results, business highlights, and guidance.

    To access the conference call, please dial 1-800-809-7467 (U.S. toll-free) or 1-706-679-4671 (international). The passcode is 2722844. Participants should dial-in at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call. A replay of the call will be available until August 2, 2007, by dialing 1-800-642-1687 (U.S. toll-free) or 1-706-645-9291 (international).

    Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call and the replay over the Internet through McAfee's Investor Relations Web site at http://investor.mcafee.com/. To listen to the live call, please go to the Web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available on this site shortly after the call.

    About McAfee Inc.

    McAfee Inc., the leading dedicated security technology company, headquartered in Santa Clara, California, delivers proactive and proven solutions and services that secure systems and networks around the world. With its unmatched security expertise and commitment to innovation, McAfee empowers home users, businesses, the public sector, and service providers with the ability to block attacks, prevent disruptions, and continuously track and improve their security. http://www.mcafee.com/.

    NOTE: All product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners. McAfee, VirusScan, AntiSpyware and Avert are registered trademarks of McAfee Inc. and/or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries. McAfee Red in connection with security is distinctive of McAfee brand products. All other registered and unregistered trademarks herein are the sole property of their respective owners.

    McAfee Inc.

    CONTACT: Media, Siobhan MacDermott, +1-408-346-3783,
    siobhan_macdermott@mcafee.com, or Investors, Victoria Hyde-Dunn,
    +1-408-992-8131, victoria_hyde-dunn@mcafee.com, both of McAfee Inc.

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




    ChipMOS REPORTS MAY 2007 REVENUE

    HSINCHU, Taiwan, June 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. ("ChipMOS" or the "Company") today reported its unaudited consolidated revenue for the month of May 2007.

    Revenue for the month of May 2007 was NT$1,976.2 million or US$59.8 million, an increase of 0.8% from the month of April 2007 and an increase of 27.2% from the same period in 2006. (All translations from NT dollars to U.S. dollars were made at the exchange rate of NT$33.025 against US$1.00 as of May 31, 2007.)

    Consolidated Monthly Revenues (Unaudited) May 2007 April 2007 May 2006 MoM Change YoY Change Revenues (NT$ million) 1,976.2 1,960.5 1,553.6 +0.8% +27.2% Revenues (US$ million) 59.8 59.4 47.0 +0.8% +27.2%

    ChipMOS' May 2007 consolidated revenues included revenues of ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC., ChipMOS Japan Inc., ChipMOS U.S.A., Inc., ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (H.K.) Limited, MODERN MIND TECHNOLOGY LIMITED and its wholly- owned subsidiary ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Shanghai) LTD., and ThaiLin Semiconductor Corp.

    About ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD.:

    ChipMOS (http://www.chipmos.com/ ) is a leading independent provider of semiconductor testing and assembly services to customers in Taiwan, Japan, and the U.S. With advanced facilities in Hsinchu and Southern Taiwan Science Parks in Taiwan and Shanghai, ChipMOS and its subsidiaries provide testing and assembly services to a broad range of customers, including leading fabless semiconductor companies, integrated device manufacturers and independent semiconductor foundries.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements contained in this announcement may be viewed as ''forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual performance, financial condition or results of operations of the Company to be materially different from any future performance, financial condition or results of operations implied by such forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these risks, uncertainties and other factors is included in the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the ''SEC'') and in the Company's other filings with the SEC.

    Contacts: In Taiwan R.O.C. Dr. S.K. Chen ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD. Tel: +886-6-507-7712 Email: s.k._chen@chipmos.com In the U.S. David Pasquale The Ruth Group Tel: +1-646-536-7006 Email: dpasquale@theruthgroup.com

    ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (Bermuda) LTD.

    CONTACT: Dr. S.K. Chen of ChipMOS, +886-6-507-7712, or
    s.k._chen@chipmos.com; David Pasquale of The Ruth Group for ChipMOS,
    +1-646-536-7006, or dpasquale@theruthgroup.com

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




    Suntech BIPV System Installed on Model Sustainable Home in United Kingdom

    New Requirements for Sustainable Housing in UK Represent Significant Market Opportunity for Solar Energy Systems

    WUXI, China, June 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. , one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules, today announced the demonstration of its MSK Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) system at the OffSite exhibition at the UK Building Research Establishment. The installation is part of Kingspan Off- Site's innovative "Lighthouse" net-zero carbon home, which is the first house design to achieve the British government's Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6.

    The "Lighthouse" was developed by Kingspan Off-Site in conjunction with multiple partner companies and is the first house to co-generate sufficient electrical power to meet the new sustainable home requirements. By 2016, all new homes built in the UK will be required to be designed and constructed to meet the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 6. It is expected that 200,000 new homes will be built annually in the UK by 2016.

    "Suntech is very pleased to have collaborated with the Kingspan Off-site team, Sheppard Robson architects and Arup consultants to create this high performance solution," said Jerry Stokes, President of Suntech Europe. "Visitors to Off-Site 2007 have been impressed with the excellent integration of the Just Roof PV modules into the building design where the modules function as both an electrical energy generator and the weatherproof roof of the building. This solution offsets some of the building cost as well as providing the annual power requirements for the house."

    The project incorporated 57 MSK Just Roof BIPV modules, which replace conventional roofing panels. MSK Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Suntech with over 20 years of experience in the BIPV space. MSK has completed over 5,000 BIPV system installations in factory manufactured houses similar to the "Lighthouse". The off-site manufacturing of the majority of building components ensures that a new home can be assembled on-site extremely quickly -- significantly reducing the time from building approval to finished construction.

    "Kingspan Off-Site is extremely proud to be the first company to have been certified to the UK government Level 6 Code for Sustainable Homes," said Gilbert McCarthy Managing Director of Kingspan Off-Site. "With the rapid developments in solar PV technology, which offer improved performance and lower cost, we expect to see tremendous opportunities to develop our business with Suntech. MSK's Just Roof BIPV solar modules were a key component in our gaining this prestigious certification."

    Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Suntech's Chairman and CEO, commented on the BIPV installation: "This project is an example of how modern building design and solar energy systems can combine to create a sustainable, zero-carbon solution. We are working with governments worldwide to encourage adoption of this technology as one practical way to reduce carbon emissions."

    About Kingspan Off-Site

    Kingspan Off-Site is Europe's leading manufacturer and innovator of modern methods of construction, providing high performance solutions to the private and affordable housebuilding and commercial sectors, as well as the public sector. The company uses the latest in off-site manufacturing techniques to produce complete building systems for a broad range of applications at its UK and European facilities.

    About Suntech

    Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. is a leading solar energy company in the world as measured by both production output and capacity of solar cells and modules. Suntech provides solar solutions for a green future. Suntech designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a variety of high quality, cost effective and environmentally friendly PV cells and modules for electric power applications in the residential, commercial, industrial, and public utility sectors. Suntech's majority-owned subsidiary, MSK Corporation is one of the top-ranked companies in the building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) space. Suntech's customers are located in various markets worldwide, including key markets throughout Europe, North America, Japan and China. For more information, please visit http://www.suntech-power.com/ .

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute ''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, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as ''will,'' ''expects,'' ''anticipates,'' ''future,'' ''intends,'' ''plans,'' ''believes,'' ''estimates'' and similar statements. Among other things, Suntech's expectations with respect the BIPV market above contain forward-looking statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Suntech's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Suntech does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

    For more information, please contact: In Europe: Jerry Stokes President Suntech Europe Tel: +44-208-582-0393 Email: jerry.stokes@suntecheurope.com

    For further information or to request photos of the Lighthouse, please contact:

    In the United States: Sanjay M. Hurry Vice President The Piacente Group, Inc. Tel: +1-212-481-2050 Email: STPrequest@tpg-ir.com In China: Rory Macpherson Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Tel: +86-10-8520-6553 Email: rory.macpherson@ogilvy.com

    Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd.

    CONTACT: In Europe - Jerry Stokes, President Suntech Europe,
    +44-208-582-0393, or jerry.stokes@suntecheurope.com; or In the United States -
    Sanjay M. Hurry, Vice President of The Piacente Group, Inc., +1-212-481-2050,
    or STPrequest@tpg-ir.com; In China - Rory Macpherson of Ogilvy Public
    Relations Worldwide, +86-10-8520-6553, or rory.macpherson@ogilvy.com

    Web Site: http://www.suntech-power.com/




    Texas Instruments to Receive 2007 Vision Award for Technology Advancements that Help the BlindHistory of Contributions Recognized

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- RP International (RPI), the nation's leading non-profit fighting Retinitis Pigmentosa and other blinding degenerative eye diseases, announced it will honor Texas Instruments for its many contributions to the organization and technology developments that assist the blind. Beginning with a speech recognition computer donated to the organization years ago, TI has since supported RPI and its cause through technology development and research. The award will be presented to Gene Frantz, TI's principal fellow and digital signal processing (DSP) visionary, during its annual fundraising event tomorrow night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Frantz helped revolutionize speech synthesis technology using DSP while leading the design team for the Speak 'n Spell in the 1970s. DSP technology is now found in many medical applications, including devices that assist the blind.

    "Technology makes a difference everyday in how the blind interact with the world and TI has consistently been there offering its support," said Helen Harris, founder and inspiration behind RPI. "For taking the initiative to help RPI from our earliest days and consistently pushing the envelope on how to apply technology to reduce the impact of blindness, I proudly recognize Texas Instruments with this 2007 Vision Award."

    On behalf of Texas Instruments, Frantz said, "Many of the technology pieces required to restore a level of vision are well understood and being tested today. I praise Helen for her tireless efforts in pushing TI and all technologists to develop increasingly innovative solutions that can change people's lives."

    Signal processing in real-time is critical to applications involving sight and sound because of the speed at which the body can process and respond to information. TI analog and digital components provide that "real-time" connection to the external world. These chips have been included in a number of devices designed to assist the visually impaired, including a speech recognition computer that reads back text and converts speech to text; a TheatreVision set-top box that adds audio commentary and scene descriptions to movies and TV, enriching the entertainment experience for the blind community; and a processor that translates incoming information from retinal implants to deliver sight to the blind. Led by a team at the University of Southern California, a limited number of patients have received early versions of these implants and, today, are helping researchers test and improve this technology.

    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 includes the Education Technology business. 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/.

    Trademarks

    All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Texas Instruments Incorporated

    CONTACT: Gary Silcott of Texas Instruments, +1-214-480-2048,
    gsilcott@ti.com (Please do not publish this phone number or email address.)

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




    MoneyShow.com's MarketResource Search Engine Gives Investors the Edge by Offering Access to Standard & Poor's Database of 10,000+ Public CompaniesNew Offering Enhances Robust Site with Additional Research Tools for Investors, Traders and Financial Advisors

    SARASOTA, Fla., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- MoneyShow.com, the largest multimedia investment education destination for investors, traders, and financial advisors, announced today that its members can now access Standard & Poor's extensive database of details on public companies. Through MoneyShow.com's MarketResource search engine, members can access detailed information on more than 10,000 public companies in Standard & Poor's database, enhancing the already robust site with additional research tools that will help members become smarter investors. Standard & Poor's is the leading provider of financial market intelligence in the world.

    MoneyShow.com's MarketResource, the first comprehensive search engine in the financial services industry, allows users to search 1,000+ financial services companies, 1,400 Money Show speakers, and with the addition of Standard & Poor's database, more than 10,000 publicly traded companies including company summaries, quote profiles, company news, charts, earnings reports, valuation, and financial statements. In addition, members can find advice, education, recommendations, and tools from Wall Street experts and financial services companies on the site.

    "We are excited that MoneyShow.com members now have access to Standard & Poor's objective market research through our search engine, MarketResource. Now, our members have even greater access to invaluable information as they continue to seek new and better ways to become smarter investors," said Charles Githler, chairman and co-founder of InterShow. "This partnership is another demonstration of our commitment to provide our members with actionable research and investment ideas that will help them achieve their goals."

    MoneyShow.com offers free membership and provides 24-hour access to powerful, profitable, and actionable investment advice, directly from Wall Street and trading experts. The site features hundreds of hours of investing education, the analysis of market trends, and customized content searches specific to investors' portfolio needs.

    "Our user-friendly database of corporate financial information is uniquely suited for MoneyShow.com's base of active investors, traders, and advisors," said S&P Vice President George Gulla. "We are pleased to have this opportunity to make our information available to the MoneyShow audience, providing them with the financial data necessary to help them make more informed investment decisions."

    As part of the agreement, additional Standard & Poor's content from The Money Shows as well as special offers of S&P's Outlook Online Edition will be rolled out within six months and made available to MoneyShow.com members.

    About MoneyShow.com

    MoneyShow.com is the most comprehensive investing education destination on the Web today. It offers free membership and provides 24-hour access to powerful, profitable, and actionable investment advice directly from Wall Street and trading experts, hundreds of hours of investing education targeting investors, traders, or financial advisors; and customized content by searching topics, experts, and companies specific to investors' portfolio needs.

    About InterShow

    InterShow, the world's leading producer of investment trade shows and cruises, is a privately held company headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, USA. Founded in 1978 by Charles and Kim Githler, InterShow's events include The World Money Show(R), The Money Show(R), The Traders Expo(R), The Forex Trading Expo(R), The Financial Advisor Symposium(R), and luxurious investment cruises, that each year bring approximately 50,000 investors, traders, and financial advisors together with world-class analysts, top-performing mutual fund and separate account portfolio managers, and independent investment and trading advisors, in live and interactive forums designed to educate and empower all participants.

    About Standard & Poor's

    Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies , is the world's foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With approximately 8,500 employees, including wholly owned affiliates, located in 21 countries, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 140 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit http://www.standardandpoors.com/.

    Contacts: Joseph Vasquez/Debbie Grunbaum G.S. Schwartz & Co. Inc. Phone: (212) 725-4500 Fax: (212) 725-9188 jvasquez@schwartz.com

    MoneyShow.com

    CONTACT: Debbie Grunbaum or Joseph Vasquez, Phone: +1-212-725-4500, Fax:
    +1-212-725-9188, jvasquez@schwartz.com, both for MoneyShow.Com

    Web site: http://www.moneyshow.com/
    http://www.standardandpoors.com/




    Garmin(R) Introduces Sleek New Widescreen nuvi(R) Navigators

    OLATHE, Kan., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. , today announced the nuvi 200W and the nuvi 250W -- two new widescreen GPS navigators that are sleek looking, simple-to-use, and affordable.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061026/CGTH082LOGO)

    "Many customers want a larger display on their personal navigation device, and the nuvi 200W series delivers," said Dan Bartel, Garmin's vice president of worldwide sales. "The nuvi sets the industry standard for elegant design and a simplified user interface, and these newest units represent the pinnacle in widescreen entry-level PNDs."

    The nuvi 200W series boasts a bright, sunlight readable 4.3-inch color touchscreen display (480x272 pixels). Like other models in the 200 series, the nuvi's new design incorporates a high-sensitivity internal GPS antenna that makes it thinner and even easier to mount in a car. At startup, users are presented with Garmin's intuitive "Where to?" and "View map" welcome screen, allowing for quick searches of addresses or nearly six million points of interest like restaurants, hotels, attractions, gas stations, and more. Turn-by-turn, voice-prompted directions guide the driver to their destination. The nuvi automatically recalculates a route and gets them back on track if they miss a turn along the way.

    The nuvi 200W and nuvi 250W also feature extras like a built-in picture viewer, calculator, currency converter, unit converter and world clock. Owners can also purchase invaluable Travel Guide(TM) and SaversGuide(R) databases to make their time on the road even more enjoyable and economical. For additional security, Garmin has included Garmin Lock(TM), an innovative patent pending theft prevention system that disables the unit from performing any functions until the user types in a specific 4-digit PIN or takes the unit to a predetermined secure location.

    Garmin has also added the ability for customers to augment the preloaded maps with custom points of interest (POI's) from third parties such as school zones and safety cameras. The European versions of the nuvi 200-series come preloaded with speed camera information.

    The nuvi 200W and nuvi 250W are expected to be available in July 2007 at an MSRP of $499.99 and $549.99, respectively. The nuvi 200W includes preloaded detailed mapping of the contiguous United States (lower 48), Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The nuvi 250W has preloaded detailed mapping of the entire United States (including Alaska and Hawaii), Canada and Puerto Rico.

    Garmin will also offer nuvi 200-series products with regional specific coverage for Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and Brazil. The regional coverage for Europe includes UK/Ireland, Nordics, Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg, France, Italy/Greece, Spain/Portugal, and Germany/Switzerland/Austria/Czech Republic.

    Both versions include a vehicle suction cup mount, vehicle power cable, dashboard disk, and quick start manual. For more information, visit http://www.garmin.com/.

    About Garmin

    Garmin International, Inc. is a member of the Garmin Ltd. group of companies which designs, manufactures, markets, and sells navigation, communication and information devices and applications -- most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin is a leader in consumer and general aviation navigation and its products serve the automotive/mobile, outdoor/fitness, marine, and aviation markets. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in the Cayman Islands, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at http://www.garmin.com/pressroom or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and nuvi are registered trademarks, and Garmin Lock and Garmin Travel Guide are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

    All other brands, product names, company names, trademarks and service marks are the properties of their respective owners. All rights reserved.

    Notice on forward-looking statements:

    This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd. and its business. All statements regarding the company's future product introductions are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management's current expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2006 filed by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file number 000-31983). A copy of Garmin's Form 10-K can be downloaded at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html. No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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    CONTACT: Ted Gartner or Jessica Myers of Garmin International Inc.,
    +1-913-397-8200, media.relations@garmin.com

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




    SIVOO.com Secures Exclusive Access to Popular and New Release Bollywood Films and Music VideosNew Business Agreements Top Indian Content Providers Allow Viewers to Watch the 'Best of Bollywood' On-Demand at SIVOO.com

    PHILADELPHIA, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SIVOO Holdings, Inc. , operator of the first Internet TV network of multicultural on- demand entertainment programming, today announced new business agreements with Opus Media Ltd., the largest South Asian content IP rights aggregator, and Madhu Entertainment and Media Pvt. Ltd., a top producer and distributor of Indian-language content, including the latest Bollywood films from India.

    "SIVOO already has an impressive library of Bollywood films, but through these new business agreements, we can provide our viewers with access to films that aren't available anywhere else on the Web," said Burhan Fatah, SIVOO's founder and chief executive officer. "SIVOO.com has quickly become a premier destination for Indian entertainment online, offering the best of Bollywood on-demand."

    SIVOO to Add Over 300 Bollywood Films and 1,500 Music Videos from India As part of a new business agreement, Opus Media will provide SIVOO with more than 300 films and 1,500 music videos from India & Pakistan that will be added to the SIVOO Internet TV Network as a co-branded Bollywood.TV channel. The agreement includes 83 exclusive Bollywood films that are not currently available on any other Web site. Many of the movies will offer English sub- titles to allow for a wider audience to enjoy SIVOO's Indian entertainment programming. In addition, Opus Media will provide SIVOO with Indian regional language (Tamil/Kannada/Marathi) full-feature films, Pakistani stage plays as well as five special awards shows straight from Bollywood.

    In addition, Madhu Entertainment and Media Pvt. Ltd. will provide SIVOO with popular Bollywood films in both Hindi and Gujarati as part of a multi- year agreement. Hindi titles, such as "Ek Baar Mooskura Do" and "We R Friends," as well as Gujarati films "MahiSagaar Ne Aare" and "Sonbai Ni Chundadi," are just some of the 50 films that will become available on SIVOO.com.

    For more information or to experience SIVOO, please visit: http://www.sivoo.com/.

    About SIVOO

    Founded in 2000, SIVOO Holdings, Inc. operates the first Internet TV network of multicultural on-demand entertainment. It serves the fastest growing segments of the U.S. population with more than 22,000 hours of quality on-demand content under contract that is delivered through an Internet browser to PCs, televisions, portable devices and mobile phones.

    Only SIVOO gives consumers the choice of watching ad-supported on-demand multicultural entertainment for free or without ads for a nominal fee. SIVOO's proprietary system currently serves video through Microsoft Windows Media Player via any Web browser.

    SIVOO is headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, and has a production facility in Universal City, CA. For more information, please visit http://www.sivoo.com/.

    SIVOO is a trademark of SIVOO Holdings, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

    The statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements based on current expectations of future events that involve risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, risks associated with the inherent uncertainty of the timing and success of high technology hardware and software research; new product development; the market pricing of media content and related products and services; changes in consumer demand for Internet access to media content, commercialization of new products and services; Internet or network outages or failures; breaches of Internet, network, or system security; changes in network infrastructure, transmission methods and broadband technologies; adoption of new broadband Internet access technologies; economic conditions including interest and currency exchange rate fluctuations; changes in generally accepted accounting principles; the impact of competitive products or services; trade buying patterns; wars or terrorist acts; product liability and other types of lawsuits; the impact of legislation and regulatory compliance; and patent, licensing, and other intellectual property risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary materially from the forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. When used in this release and documents referenced, the words "believes," "expects," "may," "should," "seeks," or "anticipates," and similar expressions as they relate to SIVOO or its management are intended to identify such forward- looking statements.

    Media Contact: Investor Contact: Jessica Grutkowski Amy Glynn Euro RSCG Magnet for SIVOO Cameron Associates for SIVOO 212-367-6804 212-554-5464 sivoopr@eurorscg.com amy@cameronassoc.com

    SIVOO Holdings, Inc.

    CONTACT: Media, Jessica Grutkowski of Euro RSCG Magnet for SIVOO,
    +1-212-367-6804 or sivoopr@eurorscg.com; or Investors, Amy Glynn of Cameron
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