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Companies news of 2008-04-02 (page 4)

  • S1 Call Center Application Selected by Zions BancorporationNew Call Center Solution Chosen...
  • OmniVision and Mobilygen Provide H.264-Based IP Camera Reference Design for Low Light...
  • OmniVision Strengthens Position in Security Market With Zavio IP Camera Design Win
  • Endwave Announces Conference Call for Q1 2008 Financial Results
  • Monsanto Announces Planned Expansion at Its Roundup Facility in Luling, Louisiana
  • BEA Releases AquaLogic(R) Commerce Services 6.0, an eCommerce Solution Designed to Help...
  • BEA Unlocks the Dynamic Business and Completes Next Evolution of BEA AquaLogic SuiteRecent...
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    S1 Call Center Application Selected by Zions BancorporationNew Call Center Solution Chosen to Improve Service, Streamline Cross-Selling by Phone and Reduce Operational Costs

    NORCROSS, Ga., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- S1 Enterprise, a division of S1 Corporation and a leading provider of multichannel financial services software, today announced an agreement with Zions Bancorporation to implement the S1 Call Center application across six of Zions Bancorporation's affiliate banks.

    In 2006, the $53-billion, Salt Lake City-based holding company launched an initiative to standardize on more current technologies and chose the S1 Enterprise Platform, built on open J2EE technologies.

    "We feel it is important to get all our channels onto one framework," said Carl Hoburg, Zions Bancorporation's senior vice president, information technology. "We need easily accessible information no matter how the customer reaches out to one of our affiliate banks, and we want each bank to have the ability to share services across channels without repeatedly rewriting and maintaining code."

    In the first phase of the project, rolled out in October 2007, the objective was to provide a superior contact management solution for commercial lending officers responsible for each bank's most profitable portfolio. With contact management in place on the S1 Enterprise Platform, Zions Bancorporation is now bringing on an additional line of business and delivery channel by replacing its internally developed call center software with S1 Call Center, which also resides on the S1 Enterprise platform.

    "With the implementation of S1 Call Center, our agents will no longer have to master multiple applications to handle our customers' needs," said Dianne Wynne, executive vice president, enterprise customer service for Zions Bancorporation. "The new solution will give them one-click access to complete information. We expect training costs to decline and customer satisfaction to increase."

    S1 Call Center's built-in referral management capabilities will also enable Zions Bancorporation's 350 agents in three centers to efficiently refer opportunities to other areas of the bank. Because many call center referrals are for Internet banking, this is expected to reduce calls and move customers to a more cost effective way of doing business.

    "Zions Bancorporation recognizes that an integrated, multichannel approach that reveals to bank employees the entire customer relationship from all channels can help a financial institution reduce costs, gain efficiencies and increase revenues," said William A. Proctor, senior vice president and general manager of S1 Enterprise's branch and call center product set. "With the addition of S1 Call Center, Zions will be one step closer to realizing the multichannel vision."

    About S1 Enterprise

    More than 100 banks and three million consumer, small business, and corporate users worldwide rely on S1 Enterprise solutions to access and manage their financial information. A division of S1 Corporation , S1 Enterprise is a leading provider of integrated banking solutions that deliver financial service providers a holistic view of their customers whether online, in the branch or in the call center. Additional information about S1 Enterprise is available at http://www.s1enterprise.com/.

    About S1 Corporation

    S1 Corporation delivers customer interaction software for financial and payment services and offers unique solution sets for financial institutions, retailers and processors under three brand names: Postilion, S1 Enterprise and FSB Solutions. Additional information about S1 solutions is available at http://www.s1.com/, http://www.postilion.com/, http://www.s1enterprise.com/, and http://www.fsb-solutions.com/.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. These statements include statements with respect to our financial condition, results of operations and business. The words "believes," "expects," "may," "will," "should," "projects," "contemplates," "anticipates," "forecasts," "intends" or similar terminology identify forward-looking statements. These statements are based on our beliefs as well as assumptions made using information currently available to us. Because these statements reflect our current views concerning future events, they involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Therefore, actual results may differ significantly from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. The risk factors included in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (and available on our web site at http://www.s1.com/ or the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov/) provide examples of risks, uncertainties and events that may cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations we describe in our forward-looking statements. Except as provided by law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

    S1 Corporation

    CONTACT: Nancy McCluney, Senior Product Marketing Manager, S1
    Enterprise, +1-404-923-6112, nancy.mccluney@s1.com

    Web site: http://www.s1.com/
    http://www.s1enterprise.com/




    OmniVision and Mobilygen Provide H.264-Based IP Camera Reference Design for Low Light Security Applications

    LAS VEGAS, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISC West -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. , the world's largest supplier of CMOS image sensors, and Mobilygen Inc., a leading provider of low power H.264 video compression and decompression semiconductor solutions, today announced the availability of a ready-to-build standard definition (SD) IP camera reference design for light sensitive applications in the security and surveillance markets.

    Combining OmniVision's OV7720 system-on-chip (SOC) CameraChip(TM) sensor, and Mobilygen's MG2500 Codec SOC, the SD IP camera reference design kit is a fully scalable and customizable solution built on proven technology. It provides a low power, cost efficient method of capturing, compressing and delivering multiple streams of H.264 video to local, remote or mobile devices in applications that require exceptional low light performance. In addition, the platform is extendable to HD resolutions by combining OmniVision's 3300 mV per lux-second OV9710 and Mobilygen's pin-compatible MG3500.

    "OmniVision's OV7720 CameraChip provides superb picture quality in all lighting conditions, even at high frame rates, which allows us to highlight the superior video quality of our MG2500," commented Christopher Peters, Mobilygen's Vice President of Sales and Business Development. "OmniVision's improvements in pixel architecture and image signal processing, combined with our Smarter Video(TM) H.264 compression technology, are now enabling reliable, high-sensitivity IP camera designs that can provide the highest quality video streaming."

    H.264 is a video compression standard that delivers high quality video at substantially lower bit rates than previous standards, and is rapidly becoming the industry standard. H.264 not only saves on bandwidth and storage space, it also offers greater flexibility for video streaming over a variety of network environments, from WiFi to 3G.

    "The Mobilygen MG2500 is an excellent complementary component to the OV7720," said Jason Wang, OmniVision's Senior Product Marketing Manager for Security Vision Products. "The two combined offer a compact, high performance and low power IP camera solution that offers excellent low light performance. By significantly reducing development time and cost, the SD IP camera reference design kit will accelerate our customers' time-to-revenue."

    OmniVision's OV7720 is a highly integrated, low power SOC CameraChip sensor in a 1/4 inch optical format, built on OmniPixel2(TM) technology. The OV7720 offers excellent low light sensitivity (3800 mV per lux-second) for optimal performance both indoors and outside, a critical requirement for security applications. The sensor's image array is capable of operating at up to 60 frames per second in VGA mode. The OV7720 is available in a lead-free, 28-pin CSP2 package. Further information and full product specifications can be found online at http://www.ovt.com/products/part_detail.asp?id=112.

    Along with the component specifications required for the rapid design of an IP camera system, the SD IP camera reference design kit comes with a software development kit, OrCad schematics, PADS PCB design files and IP camera demo software.

    For more information on the SD IP camera reference design kit, please visit OmniVision and Mobilygen at ISC West 2008. OmniVision is located at booth 25086, and Mobilygen will host visitors in Conference Room 3503.

    About OmniVision(R)

    OmniVision Technologies designs and markets high-performance semiconductor image sensors. Its CameraChip(TM) products using OmniPixel(R), OmniPixel2(TM), OmniPixel3(TM) and OmniPixel3-HS(TM) technologies are highly integrated single-chip CMOS image sensors for mass-market consumer and commercial applications such as camera cell phones, digital still cameras, notebooks and personal computers, security and surveillance systems, toys and games, automotive vision and medical imaging systems. Additional information is available at http://www.ovt.com/.

    About Mobilygen

    Mobilygen is a leading developer of low-power and high definition H.264 video compression semiconductor solutions. Based in Santa Clara, California, Mobilygen is a privately held fabless semiconductor company backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Redpoint Ventures, Lehman Brothers, VentureTech Alliance, Integral Capital Partners, and Cardinal Venture Capital. For more information about Mobilygen visit http://www.mobilygen.com/.

    Safe-Harbor Language

    Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance and capabilities of the OV7720 CMOS image sensors are forward- looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements and OmniVision's results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with the OV7720; customer and market acceptance, demand, and other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision's most recent annual report filed on Form 10-K and its most recent quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

    OmniVision(R), the OmniVision logo and OmniPixel(R) are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. CameraChip(TM), OmniPixel2(TM), OmniPixel3 and OmniPixel3-HS(TM) are trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

    *Other Brands and names are the property of their respective owners

    OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors, Steven Horwitz, +1-408-542-3263, or Company, Scott
    Foster, +1-408-542-3077, sfoster@ovt.com, both of OmniVision Technologies,
    Inc.; or Media, Martijn Pierik of Impress Public Relations, +1-602-366-5599,
    martijn@impress-pr.com, for OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.ovt.com/
    http://www.mobilygen.com/




    OmniVision Strengthens Position in Security Market With Zavio IP Camera Design Win

    LAS VEGAS, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISC WEST -- OmniVision Technologies, Inc. , the world's largest supplier of CMOS image sensors, today announced that its OV7725 (http://ovt.com/products/part_detail.asp?id=192) VGA image sensor has been selected by leading global surveillance technology innovator, Zavio Inc., for use in its next generation F511E Day/Night IP security camera solution.

    The F511E, which is expected to launch commercially in June 2008, is a dual-mode IP security camera designed primarily for indoor security applications in the commercial and domestic markets. The camera's dual-mode employs an automatically removable IR-cut filter mechanism, which enables superior imaging performance in both daytime and nighttime conditions. By day, the camera provides full color imaging with the IR-cut filter in place. As light levels fall, the camera automatically moves the IR-cut filter to the side and transitions to black and white mode with active infrared LED illumination, enabling full night vision capability.

    The F511E incorporates advanced video features such as simultaneous Motion JPEG and MPEG-4 real time video streaming, as well as mobile phone video streaming using 3GPP. The camera also offers integrated multi-window motion detection, I/O ports for connection to an external alarm or sensor, Power over Ethernet (PoE), two-way audio with a built-in microphone and the core of all Zavio cameras, stable and powerful firmware.

    "With the F511E, we are providing a very versatile IP camera solution at a revolutionary price-performance ratio," commented Mr. Shau-Chau You, Product Manager at Zavio. "We selected the OV7725 for its best-in-class performance in all lighting conditions and its low power consumption, both of which are critical qualities in modern security applications. The OV7725 represents one of the very best solutions on the market."

    "Delivering exceptional low light performance at a reasonable price has been a key objective for our CameraChip(TM) security vision solutions," said Todd Koelling, Senior Director of Marketing - Emerging Product Markets at OmniVision. "This innovative solution from Zavio is an example of the benefits of our system-on-chip CMOS cameras, which offer the high quality standards traditionally linked to CCD based cameras, while dramatically reducing overall system cost."

    The OV7725 is a highly integrated, 1/4-inch CMOS CameraChip(TM) sensor that provides the full functionality of a VGA camera and image processor on a single chip. Built on OmniVision's proprietary OmniPixel2(TM) technology, the OV7725 offers unparalleled performance in low-light conditions, and can operate at 60 frames per second (fps) in VGA mode, or 120 fps in QVGA. The OV7725 is currently available in volume quantities in a lead-free, 28-pin CSP2 package. Full product specifications can be found online at http://www.ovt.com/products/part_detail.asp?id=192.

    For further information about OmniVision and its range of security products, please visit booth 25086 at ISC West 2008, or visit http://www.ovt.com/. Zavio will be showcasing the F511E at ISC West 2008, booth 65112.

    About OmniVision

    OmniVision Technologies designs and markets high-performance semiconductor image sensors. Its CameraChip(TM) products using OmniPixel(R), OmniPixel2(TM), OmniPixel3(TM) and OmniPixel3-HS(TM) technologies are highly integrated single-chip CMOS image sensors for mass-market consumer and commercial applications such as camera cell phones, digital still cameras, notebooks and personal computers, security and surveillance systems, toys and games, automotive vision and medical imaging systems. Additional information is available at http://www.ovt.com/.

    About Zavio

    Zavio Inc., the global surveillance technology innovator, is a network video solution provider and manufacturer with industry-leading Research & Development capabilities. Zavio's core technology lies in the unique ability to develop embedded systems, integrate network/communication and multimedia streaming as well as most advanced circuit integration and platform establishment. With its innovating technology, Zavio's World's Smallest IP Camera LAN Module was nominated for Best New IP Product at IFSEC 2007, the largest international security industry event. Besides being an OEM/ODM for many major manufacturers worldwide, Zavio also has its own IP camera product lines targeting both professional surveillance and home users, providing high-quality and high-performance network video products to all kinds of customers. More information can be found at http://www.zavio.com/.

    Safe-Harbor Language

    Certain statements in this press release, including statements regarding the performance and capabilities of, and the expected time frame for commercial launch of the product into which the OV7725 CMOS image sensors has been designed are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties, which could cause the forward-looking statements and OmniVision's results to differ materially, include, without limitation: potential errors, design flaws or other problems with the OV7725; customer acceptance, demand, and other risks detailed from time to time in OmniVision's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including, but not limited to, OmniVision's annual report filed on Form 10-K and quarterly reports filed on Form 10-Q. OmniVision expressly disclaims any obligation to update information contained in any forward-looking statement.

    OmniVision(R), the OmniVision logo and OmniPixel(R) are registered trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc. CameraChip(TM), OmniPixel2(TM), OmniPixel3(TM) and OmniPixel3-HS(TM) are trademarks of OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

    OmniVision Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investor Relations, Steven Horwitz of OmniVision Technologies,
    +1-408-542-3263; or Media, Martijn Pierik of Impress Public Relations,
    +1-602-366-5599, martijn@impress-pr.com, for OmniVision Technologies, Inc.; or
    Company, Scott Foster of OmniVision Technologies, +1-408-542-3077,
    sfoster@ovt.com

    Web site: http://www.ovt.com/
    http://www.zavio.com/




    Endwave Announces Conference Call for Q1 2008 Financial Results

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Endwave Corporation , a leading provider of high frequency RF modules for telecommunications networks, defense electronics and homeland security systems, will report financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 ended March 31, 2008 on Tuesday, April 22, 2008 at 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (PT).

    Endwave will release the company's financial results at approximately 1 p.m. PT on the same day. To listen to the live conference call, please dial (303) 262-2137 by 1:20 p.m. PT on April 22. Starting approximately one hour after the completion of the live call, a replay will also be available until April 29. To access the recording, dial (303) 590-3000 (Pass code: 11111495 #).

    Investors are also invited to listen to a live and/or archived webcast of Endwave's quarterly conference call on the investor relations section of the company's Web site at http://www.endwave.com/. The webcast replay will be available for 90 days.

    About Endwave

    Endwave Corporation designs, manufactures and markets RF modules that enable the transmission, reception and processing of high-frequency signals in telecommunications networks, defense electronics and homeland security systems. These RF modules include high-frequency integrated transceivers, amplifiers, synthesizers, oscillators, up and down converters, frequency multipliers and microwave switch arrays. Endwave has 42 issued patents covering its core technologies including semiconductor and proprietary circuit designs. Endwave Corporation is headquartered in San Jose, CA, with operations in Diamond Springs, CA; El Dorado Hills, CA; Andover, MA; and Chiang Mai, Thailand. Additional information about the company can be accessed from the company's web site at http://www.endwave.com/.

    Contact: Mary McGowan Summit IR Group, Inc. (408) 404-5401 mary@summitirgroup.com

    Endwave Corporation

    CONTACT: Mary McGowan of Summit IR Group, Inc., +1-408-404-5401,
    mary@summitirgroup.com, for Endwave Corporation

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




    Monsanto Announces Planned Expansion at Its Roundup Facility in Luling, Louisiana

    ST. LOUIS, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company announced today its intention to make an investment of up to $196 million over the next 18 months at its glyphosate manufacturing facility in Luling, Louisiana. The planned development will increase its global capacity to produce Roundup and other glyphosate-based herbicides.

    "Growing global adoption of our seed products, including Roundup Ready crops, has led to increased demand for our Roundup agricultural herbicides," said Mark Leidy, executive vice president of manufacturing at Monsanto. "Today's investment provides for new process improvements at our Luling manufacturing facility, allowing us to strengthen our manufacturing position while helping to ensure that our business is able to provide a reliable supply of the world's leading herbicide brand, Roundup, to our customers."

    Monsanto recently received authorization from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) on three permits which pave the way for the new enhancements at its Luling facility. The company's investment is designed to both expand infrastructure and front-end manufacturing capacity at the facility.

    Monsanto is focused on making improvements to the company's manufacturing processes at Luling over the next 18 months by continuing to leverage technology and capital improvements throughout the manufacturing process. These improvements have the potential to increase the site's manufacturing capacity of Roundup agricultural herbicide by approximately 20 percent once finalized, which would increase the overall global supply of glyphosate by more than 10 percent.

    Monsanto's Luling plant expansion, which is expected to be completed in the first half of the company's 2010 fiscal year, should add new jobs to the New Orleans region and its economy. The project is expected to employ approximately 30 new people directly and result in the hiring of approximately 300-350 people during the construction period at the plant.

    Monsanto announces energy-reduction project planned at Luling site

    In addition to the planned expansion, Monsanto announced that it will be undertaking an energy-reduction project at its Luling facility. The company will be implementing a hydrogen-recovery project, a step that will enable it to reduce natural gas costs and better conserve and utilize hydrogen, a by-product of the glyphosate manufacturing process.

    The energy-reduction project is expected to allow the company to reduce its direct or indirect greenhouse gas emissions at the facility by an estimated 128 million pounds, or 58,000 metric tons, annually. This reduction equates to a carbon footprint that would be generated by more than 9,000 airplane trips around the world annually.

    Roundup is the largest selling herbicide brand in the world. Its active ingredient, glyphosate, was first developed and introduced in the 1970s. The herbicide was first marketed to farmers in 1973. Now, nearly thirty-five years later, Roundup brand herbicides are considered the world's most efficient and most used herbicides by farmers throughout the world.

    Sales of Roundup herbicides have steadily increased since the introduction of the first-generation of Roundup Ready crops in the 1990s. Since that time, farmers around the world have used Monsanto's Roundup Ready technology and glyphosate-based herbicides to adopt environmentally-friendly farming practices like conservation tillage to preserve topsoil and reduce on-farm costs.

    Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. For more information on Monsanto, see: http://www.monsanto.com/.

    Editor's Note: Roundup and Roundup Ready are registered trademarks of Monsanto Company and its wholly owned subsidiaries. The greenhouse gas emissions calculation referenced in this release was developed using the carbon calculator available on http://www.terrapass.com/.

    Monsanto Company

    CONTACT: Media, Danielle Jany, +1-314-694-2478, or Lori Hoag,
    +1-314-694-4254, or Investors, Scarlett Lee Foster, +1-314-694-8148, all for
    Monsanto Company

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

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/114341.html




    BEA Releases AquaLogic(R) Commerce Services 6.0, an eCommerce Solution Designed to Help Online Retailers Drive Sales and ProfitabilityCommerce Process Management Can Help Accelerate and Simplify the Commerce Process from Product Interest Through PurchaseCore News Facts: 1) BEA releases BEA AquaLogic(R) Commerce Services 6.0 which simplifies commerce process management to help online retailers increase sales, profitability and store efficiency. For more information, please visit http://www.bea.com/aqualogic/commerce2) BEA AquaLogic Commerce Services extends the multiplatform SOA foundation providing flexibility and a unified customer experience.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, Inc., a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced the general availability of BEA AquaLogic(R) Commerce Services 6.0, a product designed to help increase online sales, store efficiency and profitability while providing the flexibility to accommodate growth and help businesses quickly adapt to market changes. The new version is designed to simplify commerce process management by enabling greater revenue opportunities and to extend the commerce multiplatform SOA foundation providing increased flexibility.

    New features of BEA AquaLogic Commerce Services 6.0 include: Commerce Process Management -- Multi-store management with virtual catalogs helps simplify store setup and management so that the business can tailor stores to brand, geography or customer segments. -- Increasing store revenue can be made easier with additional support for gift certificates, pre-ordering of products before they are available, and taking orders on back-ordered products. -- Customer trust and satisfaction can be more easily achieved with additional secure payment integrations with Paypal Express, Google Checkout, and Mastercard SecureCode. -- Simplified order management helps to streamline order activities and includes enhanced support for returns, exchanges, refunds and split shipments. An audit trail provides a through archive of customer interaction throughout an order's history. -- A more responsive Commerce Manager application can help increase productivity and simplify commerce management for business, call center, and order management activities. Multiplatform SOA Foundation -- In this release, over 30 new web services have been added to simplify deploying and integrating commerce within a services-based environment. -- Supported platforms now include BEA WebLogic(R) Server 10, and BEA WebLogic(R) Portal 10.2. -- Enhanced integration with BEA WebLogic(R) Portal includes commerce portlets and integration with the WebLogic Portal virtual content repository enabling the commerce product catalog items to be used for portal personalization, campaigns, and federated searches. -- Improved integration with BEA Workshop simplifies building unified commerce applications that include BEA WebLogic and BEA AquaLogic product family components.

    According to AMR Research, in an Alert Article written by Robert Garf titled Is BEA's AquaLogic(R)Commerce Services a Hidden Gem?, "Our survey data shows that 69 percent of retailers will replace their current e-commerce platform by the end of 2008, or at least begin the process." With respect to BEA's ability to capitalize on this opportunity, Garf added "With an existing solid functional footprint and incremental development dollars spent on the product, BEA is making strides to be a contender again. BEA AquaLogic(R) Commerce Services is one of the most significant gems in BEA's arsenal of software applications for retailers."

    "This latest release of BEA AquaLogic Commerce Services is designed to help companies accelerate online sales and simplify the commerce process from product awareness through purchase. It can also help bring a rich customer store experience to make shopping more enjoyable, efficient and intuitive -- factors that can influence a purchase decision," said Dan Tortorici, director of product marketing at BEA Systems. "Online commerce is ideally suited to service oriented architecture designs. By increasing the efficiency of the commerce operation while empowering the business with commerce management tools, companies are better equipped to adapt more easily to market trends and customer expectations."

    BEA AquaLogic(R) Commerce Services delivers a leading, scalable commerce solution that increases online sales, store efficiency, and profitably, all the while giving customers the flexibility to accommodate store growth and market changes. For more information, please visit http://www.bea.com/aqualogic/commerce

    About BEA

    BEA Systems, Inc. is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. Information about how BEA is enabling customers to transform their business by building a Liquid Enterprise(TM) can be found at http://www.bea.com/.

    Copyright 1995-2007, BEA Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. BEA, BEA AquaLogic, BEA eLink, BEA WebLogic, BEA WebLogic Portal, BEA WebLogic Server, Connectera, Compoze Software, Jolt, JoltBeans, JRockit, SteelThread, Think Liquid, Top End, Tuxedo, and WebLogic are registered trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA Blended Application Development, BEA Blended Development Model, BEA Blended Strategy, BEA Builder, BEA Guardian, BEA Manager, BEA MessageQ, BEA microService Architecture, BEA SOA 360, BEA Workshop, BEA WorkSpace 360, Signature Editor, Signature Engine, Signature Patterns, Support Patterns, Arch2Arch, Arch2Arch Advisor, Dev2Dev, Dev2Dev Dispatch, Exec2Exec, Exec2Exec Voice, IT2IT, IT2IT Insight, Business LiquidITy, and Liquid Thinker are trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA Mission Critical Support, BEA Mission Critical Support Continuum, BEA SOA Self Assessment, and Fluid Framework are service marks of BEA Systems, Inc. All other company and product names may be the subject of intellectual property rights reserved by third parties. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

    BEA Systems, Inc.

    CONTACT: Marissa Lee of BEA Systems, Inc., +1-415-402-7146,
    mlee@bea.com

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




    BEA Unlocks the Dynamic Business and Completes Next Evolution of BEA AquaLogic SuiteRecent BEA AquaLogic Releases Can Provide Simpler, More Efficient AgilityCore News Facts:1. BEA has completed the next phase of the BEA AquaLogic(R) family of products, bringing to market a new era of BEA AquaLogic products that have evolved to address dynamic business applications. 2. BEA AquaLogic is designed to provide business with the power to facilitate change faster via a simplified, unified platform that leverages existing and future investments while maintaining control and alignment. 3. BEA AquaLogic can simplify business with a comprehensive set of products aligning SOA, BPM and Web 2.0 for managing dynamic business applications throughout the entire lifecycle.

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, today announced the completion of the next phase of the BEA AquaLogic(R) family of products, fulfilling the BEA AquaLogic vision by delivering the most comprehensive, integrated set of products designed to provide control, agility, flexibility and simplicity for meeting today's business demands. The completion of the next phase of the BEA AquaLogic family brings to market a new era of BEA AquaLogic products that have evolved to address dynamic business applications.

    Dynamic business applications are a radical departure from the constraints inherent in traditional monolithic applications. Traditional applications are built for a specific purpose, inflexible due to embedding of all elements required of the application and generally difficult to change. Dynamic business applications are made up of an assembly of abstracted and distributed components that are designed to make them more flexible to change and more adaptable to the business. Core to accomplishing the dynamic business application is the need for a solid SOA, BPM, and Web 2.0 infrastructure.

    BEA AquaLogic can simplify business with a comprehensive set of products aligning SOA, BPM and Web 2.0, managing dynamic business applications throughout the entire lifecycle. It can help to enable an organization to break up traditional applications into fine-grained, reusable components to support the creation of dynamic business applications that leverage the synergies of a harmonized SOA, BPM and Web 2.0 environment. These components can reduce the risk associated with allowing an organization to more easily adapt to new business requirements by enabling simple changes to individual components.

    "The telecommunications industry has experienced significant change, and in order to stay on top, InterCall continues to innovate and not only respond to change, but anticipate it, as well," said Rob Ewing, vice president, Systems Development, InterCall. "Embracing IT as an integral part of our business has been key to enabling us to transform, to remain dynamic, and to win. The use of BEA AquaLogic technologies can help accelerate our programs, grow our efficiencies, and achieve the kind of agility that is required to pave the way for new opportunities and to remain a leader in today's marketplace."

    The BEA AquaLogic product family is an evolutionary breakthrough that is designed to deliver a foundation for abstracting complexity from business applications into bite-sized, reusable components for rapid assembly and configuration of business applications. It combines inspired innovation, consistent performance and open interoperability to offer a leading platform for the agile composition of dynamic business applications. BEA AquaLogic is designed to give businesses the power to facilitate change faster via a complete, unified and optimized platform that can help companies create, deploy and manage dynamic business applications throughout the enterprise while maintaining control and business/IT alignment.

    "Jewelry Television is one of the world's largest jewelry retailers. Since 1997, we've grown from a $5 million company into a nearly $500 million enterprise," said Chris Meystrik, vice president of software engineering at Jewelry Television. "We recognized that a new infrastructure was needed to support a large organization and to help ensure our competitiveness in the rapidly evolving world of TV- and Internet-based retail. As a result, Jewelry TV has adopted a service-oriented architecture based on the BEA AquaLogic platform, which serves as our overarching technology strategy to help move data securely and efficiently across the entire company and to improve the scalability required to support a customer base that is growing by 35,000 people per month. The combination of BEA AquaLogic technology and our SOA approach helps give us the adaptability and rapid change management needed to succeed."

    The completion of the next phase of BEA AquaLogic further advances the company's vision by also signifying the completion of the first phase of BEA WorkSpace 360(TM). As part of the BEA WorkSpace 360 environment, BEA AquaLogic is designed to enable IT to empower the business to make change without fear of losing control, to enable the swift delivery of business applications and to roll out changes with minimal complexity and cost. This technology is designed to transform elements of the business from siloed, replicated processes so that support and responsibility can be distributed through the empowerment of lifecycle participants while helping to increase efficiency into reusable, shared components that cost less to maintain. With comprehensive end-to-end governance built in, BEA AquaLogic, with BEA WorkSpace 360, can reduce the risk associated with the creation and maintenance of dynamic business applications and can provide more holistic visibility and control over the business and IT components.

    "Today's business environment is one of extreme competition with the advantage going to those that can adapt their businesses at the pace at which business requirements change," said Mark Carges, executive vice president of products, BEA Systems. "There is a movement in today's business environment in which the business and IT are seen as partners for success. To accomplish this, IT must build flexibility into the architecture that not only allows IT to accommodate new business requirements faster, but also allows the business to adapt to change without going through a rigorous IT process. This new marriage between business and IT results in a new style of business applications: dynamic business applications."

    The BEA AquaLogic product family is a combination of inspired innovation, consistent performance, and open interoperability to offer a leading platform for the agile composition of dynamic business applications. BEA AquaLogic drives unparalleled Business and IT alignment through a unified, cross-platform software suite that is designed to bridge the gaps between people, processes, applications, and information -- for an SOA that knows its business. http://www.bea.com/aqualogic.

    About BEA

    BEA Systems, Inc. is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. Information about how BEA helps customers build a Liquid Enterprise(TM) that transforms their business can be found at http://www.bea.com/.

    Copyright 1995-2008, BEA Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. BEA, BEA AquaLogic, BEA eLink, BEA WebLogic, BEA WebLogic Portal, BEA WebLogic Server, Connectera, Compoze Software, Jolt, JoltBeans, JRockit, SteelThread, Think Liquid, Top End, Tuxedo, and WebLogic are registered trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA Blended Application Development, BEA Blended Development Model, BEA Blended Strategy, BEA Builder, BEA Guardian, BEA Manager, BEA MessageQ, BEA microService Architecture, BEA SOA 360, BEA Workshop, BEA WorkSpace 360, Signature Editor, Signature Engine, Signature Patterns, Support Patterns, Arch2Arch, Arch2Arch Advisor, Dev2Dev, Dev2Dev Dispatch, Exec2Exec, Exec2Exec Voice, IT2IT, IT2IT Insight, Business LiquidITy, and Liquid Thinker are trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA Mission Critical Support, BEA Mission Critical Support Continuum, BEA SOA Self Assessment, and Fluid Framework are service marks of BEA Systems, Inc. All other company and product names may be the subject of intellectual property rights reserved by third parties. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

    BEA Systems, Inc.

    CONTACT: Jim Rivas, +1-408-570-8834, jrivas@bea.com, or Analysts, Joe
    Hnilo, +1-408-570-8314, jhnilo@bea.com, both of BEA Systems, Inc.

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




    Pixelplus Obtains a Complete Victory at the Intellectual Property Tribunal of the Korea Intellectual Property Office on the Cancellation and Invalidation of the Disputed Process Patents Claimed by MagnaChip

    SEOUL, South Korea, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pixelplus Co., Ltd. , a fabless semiconductor company in Korea that designs, develops, and markets CMOS image sensors for various consumer electronics applications, today announced that the Company obtained a completely favorable ruling from the Intellectual Property Tribunal ("IPT") of the Korea Intellectual Property Office ("KIPO") on the cancellation and invalidation of two disputed process patents claimed by MagnaChip Semiconductor ("MagnaChip").

    In November 2006, the Company announced that MagnaChip filed patent infringement claims on three process patents in Seoul Central District Court. In May 2007, the Company initiated cancellation and invalidation proceedings on these three patents at the IPT at KIPO. Given the IPT's commendatory ruling on the two process patents, Pixelplus will issue a separate announcement once the IPT at KIPO provides its ruling on the one remaining disputed process patent claimed by MagnaChip.

    About Pixelplus Co., Ltd.

    Pixelplus is a South Korea-based developer of high-performance, high- resolution, and cost-effective CMOS image sensors for use primarily in mobile camera phones. In addition to mobile phones, Pixelplus provides CMOS image sensors and SoC solutions for use in webcams and notebook embedded cameras, toys and games, and security and surveillance system applications.

    As a fabless semiconductor company, Pixelplus is focused on creating proprietary design technologies to develop CMOS image sensors with sharp, colorful and enhanced image quality, size efficiency, and low power consumption.

    Forward Looking Statement

    This press release contains certain statements that are not historical in nature but are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe- harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward- looking terminology, such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate," "anticipate," "believe," "project," or "continue" or the negative of such words or other similar words. Pixelplus cautions readers that forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations, estimates and assumptions about our company and our industry, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements. Investors are directed to Pixelplus' reports and documents filed from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a description of various factors that should be considered before investing in Pixelplus' securities. These factors may cause Pixelplus' results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements made in this release. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and Pixelplus assumes no duty or obligation to update them to reflect new, changing, or unanticipated events or circumstances.

    Contact: Shane Y. Hong Pixelplus Co., Ltd. 6th Floor, Gyeonggi R&DB Center 906-5 Iui-dong, Yeongtong-gu Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 443-766 Republic of Korea +82-31-888-5300 OR Taylor Rafferty: London - Emilia Whitbread at +44 (0) 20 7614 2900 New York - Allon Bloch at +1 212 889 4350 Tokyo - Jason Wagers at +81 (0) 3 3221 9513 Email pixelplus@taylor-rafferty.com

    Pixelplus Co., Ltd.

    CONTACT: Shane Y. Hong of Pixelplus Co., +82-31-888-5300; or Taylor
    Rafferty: London, Emilia Whitbread, +44(0)20-7614-2900, or New York, Allon
    Bloch, +1-212-889-4350, or Tokyo, Jason Wagers, +81(0)3-3221-9513,
    pixelplus@taylor-rafferty.com, all for Pixelplus Co.




    EMCORE Corporation Receives $4.6 Million Follow-on Order for Concentrator Solar Cell Receiver Assemblies from Concentration Solar la Mancha

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EMCORE Corporation a leading provider of semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber-optic, satellite and terrestrial solar power markets, announced today that it has been awarded a $4.6 million follow-on production order for solar cell receiver assemblies from Concentration Solar la Mancha of Manzanares (Ciudad Real), Spain. The receivers will be incorporated into CS la Mancha's 500X concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) system and will be deployed throughout Spain and other locations in fully licensed and funded projects. Shipments are scheduled to commence in the September quarter and complete in early 2009. CS la Mancha, part of Renovalia Energy, a renewable energy company in Spain, has been developing the CPV system for nearly two years, and has recently started production and volume deployment.

    David Danzilio, Vice President and General Manager of EMCORE's Photovoltaics Division stated, "We are pleased to be awarded this follow-on production order from CS la Mancha. This order affirms EMCORE's position as the supplier of choice for high performance CPV components that enable our customers' systems to generate renewable energy at the lowest cost per kw-hr." David Danzilio added, "Our CPV receiver assembly continues to penetrate the market and we see increasing global demand for this product line. This order diversifies our customer base, a trend we expect will continue, as they transition their CPV systems from development to full-scale production. We are currently expanding our production capacity for both solar cells and receiver assemblies at our Albuquerque facility and expect our second receiver production line to be operational in the June quarter. EMCORE's continued technology and capacity investments will provide customers with an assured supply of this critical PV engine."

    Dr. Jeffrey Nelson, Manager of Concentrated Solar Power Group of Sandia National Laboratories commented, "This demonstrates once again that CPV is being established as a cost-competitive and commercially-viable technology for solar power applications. EMCORE is a world leader of CPV technology and products. They are well positioned to capture the rapid growth of the CPV market as a viable alternative for grid-tied solar power utility applications."

    EMCORE has introduced a line of integrated solar cell receiver assemblies optimized for operation from 500X to 1000X concentration that provide terrestrial systems integrators with a complete solution for the PV section of their system. EMCORE's unique CPV receiver assembly is easily integrated into existing concentrating PV systems and has emerged as an industry standard. By choosing EMCORE's complete, high reliability receiver solution, CPV system developers are able to focus their full efforts on advancing their optical design and optimizing the balance of the system, significantly reducing their time to market

    About EMCORE:

    EMCORE Corporation is a leading provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite and terrestrial solar power markets. EMCORE's Fiber Optics unit offers optical components, subsystems and systems that enable the transmission of video, voice and data over high-capacity fiber optic cables for high-speed data and telecommunications, cable television (CATV) and fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) networks. EMCORE's Solar Power unit provides solar products for satellite and terrestrial applications. For satellite applications, EMCORE offers high- efficiency compound semiconductor-based gallium arsenide (GaAs) solar cells, covered interconnect cells and fully integrated solar panels. For terrestrial applications, EMCORE offers concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) systems for utility scale solar applications as well as offering its high-efficiency GaAs solar cells and CPV components for use in solar power concentrator systems. For specific information about our company, our products or the markets we serve, please visit our website at http://www.emcore.com/.

    Safe Harbor

    Statements in this press release that are not historical facts, and the assumptions underlying such statements, constitute "forward- looking statements" and assumptions underlying "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, including (a) the failure of the products mentioned (i) to perform as expected without material defects, (ii) to be manufactured at acceptable volumes, yields, and cost, and (iii) to be successful under field conditions, and (b) the ability by the Company's customers to achieve their own business goals and objectives. Readers should also review the risk factors set forth in EMCORE's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2007. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and EMCORE does not assume any obligation to update these statements.

    Contact: EMCORE Corporation Adam Gushard - Interim Chief Financial Officer (505) 332-5000 info@EMCORE.com TTC Group Victor Allgeier (646) 290-6400 info@ttcominc.com

    EMCORE Corporation

    CONTACT: Adam Gushard, Interim Chief Financial Officer of EMCORE
    Corporation, +1-505-332-5000, info@EMCORE.com, or Victor Allgeier of TTC
    Group, +1-646-290-6400, info@ttcominc.com

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




    Travelers Announces Risk Control Initiative with Current Technology's Celevoke

    NEW YORK, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MSGI Security Solutions Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: MSGI) is pleased to advise The Travelers Companies, Inc. yesterday announced an innovative risk control initiative with Current Technology's Texas-based Celevoke, Inc. Current Technology is a minority owned MSGI business. The complete text of the Travelers news release follows:

    ENHANCING CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT SECURITY -- TRAVELERS INLAND AND CELEVOKE ANNOUNCE RISK CONTROL INITIATIVE Travelers' Customers to Receive Discount on Celevoke's Proprietary GPS Tracking Systems and Services

    HARTFORD, Conn., April 01, 2008 -- Travelers Inland and its Risk Control unit announced today that it has developed an innovative initiative with Celevoke, Inc. that will allow Travelers customers the ability to purchase Celevoke's LunarEYE Wireless Asset Tracking and Control systems at a discount. Recognizing that stolen equipment causes costly delays and increased losses, Travelers Inland is pleased to be working with Celevoke to help reduce the likelihood and severity of losses for Travelers' insureds. Increased security measures, such as asset tracking, protect the insureds' significant investment in construction and other heavy equipment key to their operations.

    "Travelers Inland is well aware that theft is a regular occurrence that plagues heavy equipment owners and trucking companies across the country," said Joseph Tracy, Chief Underwriting Officer, Travelers Inland. "We are excited to work with Celevoke, as we see significant value and risk control benefits in the equipment recovery and management systems offered by the LunarEYE system."

    "Working with Travelers is a significant development for our company and we look forward to assisting Travelers and its insureds in reducing theft losses," said Chuck Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Celevoke. "As a leader in GPS tracking and asset recovery, it is important that we align ourselves with companies that understand our products and services and the benefits that we can bring to them and their customer base."

    Additionally, Celevoke will develop a secure Website that will allow Travelers' insureds to track, monitor and manage the equipment outfitted with Celevoke's proprietary GPS devices on a daily basis. In the event of a theft, the ability to track equipment can lead to quick recovery.

    About Travelers

    Travelers understands that life and business are inherently dynamic and that the best way to serve agents, brokers and policyholders is to deliver insurance that evolves to stay in-synch with life and business as they change. For more information on being in-synch, visit http://www.travelers.com/.

    The Travelers Companies, Inc. is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in both the personal and commercial settings, including automobile, homeowners, construction, small business, oil and gas, ocean marine, surety and management liability, global technology and public sector services. Travelers is a Fortune 100 company, with 2007 revenues of $26 billion and total assets of $115 billion. The company has approximately 33,000 employees.

    About Celevoke

    Celevoke is poised to become a market leader in the projected $38.3 billion (by 2011) global market for Telematics (according to ABI Research), which is the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics. More specifically, it is the science of sending, receiving and storing information wirelessly via telecommunication devices. Celevoke has integrated Telematics and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) with sensing technology. This proprietary suite of hardware and software products enables users to remotely monitor, track, control and protect a wide variety of asset classes. Examples include people, automobiles and trucks, shipping containers and covert vehicles used for law enforcement and intelligence gathering in a global marketplace. In 2005, Celevoke acquired the assets of San Francisco based Televoke, Inc.; a telematics pioneer backed by Softbank Venture Capital, Cardinal Venture Capital, W.I. Harper Group and others, representing more than $15 million in funding. These assets provided the foundation for Celevoke's development of patented technology utilized today by Celevoke's many clients. Celevoke is a 51% owned subsidiary of Current Technology Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: CRTCF) . For more information, please visit http://www.celevoke.com/

    The news release contains forward-looking statements concerning the Company's business operations, and financial performance and condition. When used in the news release the words "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such words. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences include but are not limited to technological change, regulatory change, the general health of the economy and competitive factors. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's control; therefore, future events may vary substantially from what the Company currently foresees. You should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

    Contact: CORPORATE: MSGI Security Solutions, Inc. Jeremy Barbera, 917-339-7134 or INVESTOR RELATIONS: Mirador Consulting, Inc. Casey Burt, 561-989-3600 or Piedmont IR, LLC Keith Fetter, 678-455-3696

    MSGI Security Solutions Inc.

    CONTACT: Corporate: Jeremy Barbera, +1-917-339-7134, MSGI Security
    Solutions, Inc.; Investors: Casey Burt, +1-561-989-3600, Mirador Consulting,
    Inc., or Keith Fetter, +1-678-455-3696, Piedmont IR, LLC, both for MSGI
    Security Solutions Inc.

    Web site: http://msgisecurity.com/
    http://www.travelers.com/
    http://www.celevoke.com/




    Newly Formed CyberPatrol to Help Families Protect Themselves from Online ThreatsSeasoned Consumer Security Executives Join Team to Focus on Consumer Web Security and Filtering

    CARLISLE, Pa., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Newly-formed Internet safety software company CyberPatrol, LLC today announced it has acquired the CyberPatrol parental control software product, from security vendor Websense, Inc. . The newly-formed company was founded by former executives of PestPatrol, a provider of anti-spyware solutions, and is dedicated to delivering on the promise of safe computing for all ages.

    "The problem of online predators, from pedophiles to child pornographers to cyber-bullies, is getting worse," said CyberPatrol President and CEO Bob Bales. "CyberPatrol is committed to developing new and enhanced products that will place children's online safety firmly in the hands of parents."

    A Youth Internet Survey reveals that 1 in 5 children encounter a sexual approach or solicitation online, and according to a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, 89% of solicitations occur in chat rooms or through instant messaging.

    "Our plan is to provide simple and non-intrusive products that will work for families. We know that technology alone will not keep children safe on the Internet at all times. Education and the ability to offer flexible products that allow users to determine the degree of protection and the degree of individual control they want is clearly what the market is demanding. CyberPatrol meets that demand," added Bales.

    Websense acquired the CyberPatrol product through the acquisition of the UK-based company SurfControl, which was completed in October 2007. CyberPatrol will continue to support existing customers of the CyberPatrol product, said Bales, including small and medium sized businesses, libraries and educational users that use CyberPatrol to manage their users' Internet access to offensive and undesirable Web sites.

    "Divesting the CyberPatrol product line is another milestone in the execution of our acquisition of SurfControl," said Doug Wride, president, Websense. "We're pleased that the CyberPatrol customer base will be backed by a company dedicated to maintaining this industry-leading consumer Web filtering product."

    Several key executives from PestPatrol, which was acquired by Computer Associates in 2004, have joined the new company to help execute CyberPatrol's business plan and expand the product offerings. Along with Bob Bales, founder and CEO at PestPatrol, John Sancin will provide a key leadership role as COO. Thirteen former PestPatrol employees will provide leadership in the areas of finance, product development, product management, support and marketing. Acquisition was led by Bob Bales and Philadelphia investor and entrepreneur Vince Schiavone who is a board member of CyberPatrol LLC. CyberPatrol's Board of Advisors include: Dr. Peter Tippett, Benjamin Wright, Esq., Keith Lubner and Mark Amtower.

    About CyberPatrol, LLC

    CyberPatrol is a pioneer and leader in the Parental Control software market. CyberPatrol is specifically developed for Windows-based standalone PCs to help protect children and adults from online dangers. CyberPatrol is recommended regularly as the product of choice for online safety by many parent and computer magazines. Its award-winning software is relied upon and trusted by parents, schools, libraries and businesses around the world to monitor and manage their users' Internet access, while providing them with the freedom and safety to explore.

    CyberPatrol, LLC

    CONTACT: Barb Rose of CyberPatrol, +1-717-440-6396,
    Barb.r@cyberpatrolllc.com; or John Jordan of Principor, +1-202-595-9008,
    ext. 63, jjordan@principor.com, for CyberPatrol; or Fran Lowe of Limestreet,
    +1-717-391-6712, fran@limestreetstudios.com, for CyberPatrol




    Logility Customers Honored as 2008 Pros to Know by Supply & Demand Chain Executive

    ATLANTA, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Logility, Inc. , a leading supplier of collaborative solutions to optimize the supply chain, today announced that Supply & Demand Chain Executive has recognized Logility customers Craig Ablin, vice president supply chain, Clement Pappas, and Joe Tocci, vice president supply chain, Intertape Polymer Group, as 2008 Practioner Pros to Know.

    The 2008 Practioner Pros to Know recognizes supply chain executives who are helping build 21st century supply chains for their companies. The Pros to Know are visionaries who have excelled at using and implementing new supply chain technologies to ensure that their company's supply chain continues to meet the evolving requirements and challenges of our dynamic global economy.

    "Craig Ablin and Joe Tocci have both achieved tremendous success transforming their company's supply chain processes to become more flexible, efficient and profitable," said Mike Edenfield, Logility president and CEO. "Logility is honored to be the technology partner supporting Clement Pappas and Intertape Polymer Group through this transformation and congratulate both Craig and Joe on receiving this prestigious recognition from Supply & Demand Chain Executive."

    Craig Ablin has led the supply chain team at Clement Pappas to become more demand-driven through his vision to leverage process improvements, technology and people to drive change and improvements. Ablin and his supply chain team selected and implemented Logility Voyager Solutions(TM) which has helped to increase visibility, enable better strategic planning, consistent execution and more proactive production planning decisions.

    At Intertape Polymer Group, Joe Tocci has been leading the supply chain team through a supply chain planning maturation process. Tocci's vision is that technology helps optimize human effectiveness which creates an overall more proactive and productive supply chain for today as well as the future. After Intertape Polymer Group experienced rapid growth through acquisitions, the company faced several supply chain challenges and selected Logility Voyager Solutions to help build a more efficient and proactive supply chain. With Logility as a technology partner, Tocci and the Intertape Polymer Group team have achieved tremendous results including increased forecast accuracy, increased fill rates, and improved customer service levels.

    For more information about Logility Voyager Solutions, visit http://www.logility.com/ .

    About Logility

    With more than 1,250 customers worldwide, Logility is a leading provider of collaborative, best-of-breed supply chain solutions that help small, medium, large and Fortune 1000 companies realize substantial bottom-line results in record time. Logility Voyager Solutions is a complete supply chain management solution that features performance monitoring capabilities in a single Internet-based framework and provides supply chain visibility; demand, inventory and replenishment planning; Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP); supply and global sourcing optimization; manufacturing planning and scheduling; transportation planning and management; and warehouse management. Logility customers include Brown Shoe Company, McCain Foods, Pernod Ricard, Sigma Aldrich, and VF Corporation. Logility is a majority owned subsidiary of American Software . For more information about Logility, call 1-800-762-5207 or visit http://www.logility.com/.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to substantial risks and uncertainties. There are a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by statements made herein. These factors include, but are not limited to, changes in general economic conditions, technology and the market for the Company's products and services including economic conditions within the e-commerce markets; the timely availability and market acceptance of these products and services; the effect of competitive products and pricing; the uncertainty of the viability and effectiveness of strategic alliances; and the irregular pattern of the Company's revenues. For further information about risks the Company could experience as well as other information, please refer to the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended April 30, 2007 and other reports and documents subsequently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information about risks the Company could face as well as other information, contact Vincent C. Klinges, Chief Financial Officer, Logility, Inc., 470 East Paces Ferry Rd., Atlanta, GA 30305, (404) 261-9777. FAX: (404) 264-5206 INTERNET: http://www.logility.com/ or E-mail: asklogility@logility.com.

    All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

    Logility, Inc.

    CONTACT: Michelle Duke, Logility, Inc., +1-404-264-5485,
    mduke@logility.com

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

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/120967.html




    xpedx to Market and Distribute New RYOBI 40-Inch Printing Press in U.S.The RYOBI 1050 Series will be available in 2009; will run up to 16,000 sheets per hour, feature state-of-the-art print quality control system

    KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- xpedx today announced it will be the exclusive U.S. distributor of the new RYOBI 1050 Series, a 40- inch, high-speed offset printing press.

    (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080402/CLW017 Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061010/NYTU044LOGO )

    The new sheetfed press will make its worldwide debut at drupa 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany, May 29-June 11, and will be offered in four-, five- or six-color models. The new press will be available to U.S. printers in 2009.

    xpedx, a business of International Paper , is North America's largest distributor of printing papers and graphics supplies and equipment. Ryobi, East Hiroshima, Japan, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of sheetfed offset presses and printing technology.

    xpedx and Ryobi Graphic Systems said strong U.S. and worldwide demand exists for new choices in 40-inch offset presses. The new press will offer superior productivity, operability, reliability and quality-key characteristics required from an offset press today.

    It will feature a dual-monitor printing control system as standard and will offer a large variety of options, including inline printing quality control that continuously monitors and automatically controls ink density during the print run.

    "Given its combination of productivity, quality and price, this new Ryobi press will offer one of the best returns on investment of any full-size press available to U.S. commercial printers," said John Torrey, vice president and general manager of xpedx Printing Technologies, the exclusive U.S. marketer and distributor of Ryobi-branded printing presses.

    Torrey said the new press further enables xpedx to meet the business and operational needs of commercial and corporate in-plant printers, giving the owners and managers expanded purchasing power, as well as sales and service support for their printing papers, creative, pre-press, press and post-press supplies and equipment needs.

    The RYOBI 1050 series can feed stock up to 42.72"x30.71", and is available in two formats: the S format with a maximum printing area of 41.34"x27.95" and the larger XL format at 41.34"x30.31". The press will run up to 16,000 sheets per hour and Ryobi said it is planning an 18,000-sph model.

    Standard features of the new RYOBI 1050 Series include: -- A double-diameter cylinder printing mechanism that provides stable paper transport-from light to heavyweight stock; -- The RYOBI PCS-L Printing Control System. Dual operation monitors facilitate easy job setup and greatly improve operability; -- Programmed inking. Sets the conversion curve for each color according to the image area ratio data calculated at prepress, which allows the operator to proceed quickly to the next job and minimize the amount of paper waste generated; and -- Semiautomatic plate changers. Optional features of the new RYOBI 1050 Series include: -- The RYOBI PQS inline print quality control system. This system controls ink density during the print run with a closed-circuit camera that continuously monitors print quality and adjusts ink fountain keys as needed. It also detects print defects such as hickeys and markings; -- Moveable shell-type skeleton transfer drums. Adjustments in the shells can accommodate different types of print stock and thickness; -- Fully automatic plate changers; -- The RYOBI-matic-D Remote, a continuous dampening system with remote on/off hickey removing function; and -- Transfer cylinder air guide plates ensure minimal scratching.

    Also available are four delivery options, in-line aqueous or UV varnish coating and a UV curing unit can be mounted at the delivery end.

    RYOBI's new entry into the 40-inch sheetfed offset press market follows last year's U.S. introduction of the three-quarter size 920 Series, a high- speed, eight-up press that comes in four- and five-color models. Other Ryobi press equipment includes the RYOBI 780, 750, 680, 520 and DI series presses.

    About Ryobi Graphic Systems

    Ryobi Graphic Systems, East Hiroshima, Japan, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of sheetfed offset printing presses. Ryobi offers multi-functional offset presses, hardware, software and other peripherals. The company is a world leader in high-precision large, mid-size and small presses, DI presses and CIP4-JDF compliant digital workflows. With pressroom installations worldwide, Ryobi presses are respected for their superior print quality, cost-effectiveness, ease of operation, high reliability and precision machining.

    About xpedx Printing Technologies

    xpedx Printing Technologies offers printing presses, local and rapid- response technical support, press operator training, a large parts warehouse and a new 20,000 square foot Ryobi Demonstration and Learning Center. The company has a team of executive, sales and technical staff at its metropolitan Kansas City headquarters as well as a U.S. network of 50 dealers responsible for local sales and service.

    xpedx Printing Technologies has the largest force of local, factory- trained press technicians in the U.S. to service Ryobi printing presses. The U.S. dealer network provides first-tier support, and is backed up by xpedx Printing Technologies as well as Ryobi Graphic Systems engineers in Japan. Information about Ryobi and xpedx Printing Technologies is on the web at ryobi.xpedx.com. The phone number is 800-553-4980.

    About xpedx

    Cincinnati, Ohio-based xpedx, a business of International Paper , is one of the largest business-to-business distribution companies in North America. xpedx distributes a wide variety of printing paper, graphics, packaging and janitorial-sanitary supplies and equipment from manufacturers worldwide. Customers include printers and publishers, manufacturers, retailers, governments and facility managers. xpedx also does business with the majority of Fortune 1000 companies.

    xpedx has more than 265 locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico and posted $7.3 billion in 2007 revenues. Other xpedx businesses include Tampa, Florida-based xpedx Supply Chain Services, a global provider of third-party logistics services; Cincinnati-based Saalfeld Redistribution; Kansas City, Kansas-based xpedx Printing Technologies, the exclusive U.S. distributor of Ryobi-branded offset printing presses; Cleveland, Ohio-based xpedx National Technology Center and publishing industry suppliers Bulkley Dunton and Strategic Paper Group.

    xpedx operates a network of more than 150 retail paper and graphics stores, as well as a new retail e-commerce site at xpedxstores.com. xpedx is one of the largest providers of post-consumer waste content and recycled printing papers in North America and has both Sustainable Forestry Initiative(R) (SFI) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification at all of its U.S. locations. xpedx will expand its chain-of- custody certifications into Canada in 2008. For more information about xpedx, visit xpedx.com.

    CONTACTS: John Torrey, vice president and general manager, xpedx Printing Technologies, 913-631-8700; Jeff Higgins, corporate director of marketing services, xpedx, 513-965-2923; Press/Analysts: Erik Godchaux, Media Strategy Group, 608-256-4540.

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    CONTACT: John Torrey, Vice President and General Manager, xpedx Printing
    Technologies, +1-913-631-8700; Jeff Higgins, Corporate Director of Marketing
    Services, xpedx, +1-513-965-2923; Press/Analysts: Erik Godchaux, Media
    Strategy Group, +1-608-256-4540

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




    Oracle Releases Oracle(R) Application Access Controls Governor 8.0Next-Generation Segregation of Duties Policy Engine Delivers Real-Time Access Control Across the Enterprise

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

    -- Oracle today announced the immediate availability of Oracle(R) Application Access Controls Governor Release 8, a key component of the Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) applications suite and the latest release of Oracle's comprehensive application access control solution that enables compliance, audit and security officers to automatically enforce authorization policies across Oracle and non-Oracle systems. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20020718/ORCLLOGO) -- The latest release of Oracle Application Access Controls Governor provides: -- Best-practice segregation of duties policy libraries for Oracle's PeopleSoft Enterprise and Oracle E-Business Suite to natively embed real-time preventive controls within the applications. Also, this release leverages a services-oriented adapter framework and integration templates that easily extend capabilities to non-Oracle applications. The services-oriented approach is designed specifically to provide end-to-end access control across heterogeneous application environments. -- A sophisticated access policy engine that supports fine-grained controls authoring and handling. This engine helps ensure that access policies are applied within their proper business context, thereby reducing any impact on daily business operations and minimizing unnecessary detection and remediation cycles resulting from false positives. -- A central work queue console that includes contextual reports with embedded heat maps to enable more rapid identification and remediation of conflicts. Compliance and security officers can leverage pre-delivered embedded analytics that trace exceptions back to their root sources, along with advanced simulation capabilities to quickly and accurately diagnose exceptions. -- Oracle Application Access Controls Governor is a key component of the Oracle GRC applications suite, a comprehensive portfolio of solutions that combine GRC intelligence, process and content management, and controls enforcement to achieve business objectives while helping to ensure compliance with regulatory and corporate mandates. The Oracle GRC applications suite includes: -- Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance Intelligence -- presents qualitative and quantitative information from both Oracle and non-Oracle systems through integrated reports and dashboards, allowing executives and managers to confidently identify and focus efforts on key risk and control issues. -- Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance Manager -- helps companies simplify regulatory compliance and reduce their costs by centrally managing policies and automating tasks to define, document, test and report on cross-regulatory control procedures. -- Oracle Application Access Controls Governor -- documents, manages, remediates and enforces access policies for effective segregation of duties. -- Oracle Configuration Controls Governor -- enforces data and application configuration integrity by tracking changes to critical setups and data. -- Oracle Transaction Controls Governor -- continuously monitors policies, controls and transactions to detect suspicious business activities. -- Oracle Preventive Controls Governor -- prevents unauthorized changes to critical application data and setups, and enforces real-time policy changes at a granular application level. Supporting Quotes -- "Oracle Application Access Controls Governor Release 8 enables organizations to resolve access and authorization pain points on a global level," said Oracle GRC Strategy Vice President Chris Capdevila. "With the pre-built library of segregation of duties controls -- now including hundreds of controls for PeopleSoft, open adapter framework for multi-platform support, and the ability to automate and enforce corporate policies in real-time, customers can meet their corporate governance, regulatory compliance and risk management goals with the greatest assurance." -- "We've been able to realize significant returns on our investment in the Oracle Governance, Risk, and Compliance Controls Suite to date," said Intuit Controls Advisory Manager Robert Singleton. "The 8.0 release of Oracle Application Access Controls Governor should help us continue our efforts to deliver well-controlled and efficient business processes, not only across the Oracle E-Business Suite, but also in our PeopleSoft and Siebel applications." -- "PricewaterhouseCoopers helps clients to rationalize risk and compliance operating models using recognized enterprise risk management principles," said Miles Everson, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers. "Our alliance with Oracle and the continuing expansion of their enterprise GRC platform aligns with our integrated GRC (iGRC) model to help organizations increase business process effectiveness while reducing cost and complexity." Supporting Resources Related News Releases -- Oracle Announces Latest Version of Oracle(R) Fusion GRC Intelligence - http://tinyurl.com/2v5cev -- Oracle Buys Automated Applications Controls Leader LogicalApps - http://www.oracle.com/corporate/press/2007_oct/logicalapps.html Related Resources -- Oracle GRC Homepage - http://www.oracle.com/solutions/corporate_governance/index.html -- Oracle GRC Solutions Brochure - http://tinyurl.com/2wsuy2 -- GRC Controls Datasheet - http://tinyurl.com/32dqa9 -- Fortifying the Enterprise: Governance, Risk, and Compliance Strategies Whitepaper - http://www.oracle.com/go/?&Src=5634321&Act=84&pcode=NA05070152C48 GRC Automation Case Study: Finding the Elusive ROI - http://www.iian.ibeam.com/events/comp001/24544/ -- Charles Phillips LogicalApps Townhall webcast - http://www.oracle.com/go/?&Src=5634321&Act=81&pcode=NA05070152CEV50 -- Oracle GRC Applications Suite iSeminar http://www.oracle.com/dm/08q4field/13819_ev_grc_isem_april08.html About Oracle

    Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com/.

    Trademark

    Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    This document is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into a contract or agreement.

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    CONTACT: Susie Penner of Oracle, +1-650-506-1973,
    susanne.penner@oracle.com; or Aaron Wessels of Blanc and Otus,
    +1-415-378-8090, awessels@blancandotus.com, for Oracle

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




    LSI Senior Vice President Randy Smerik to Speak at RSA ConferenceDeep content inspection expert will discuss performance studies of security accelerators

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LSI Corporation today announced that Randy Smerik, senior vice president, Network Components Group, will be presenting at the RSA Conference next week at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, Calif.

    On Friday, April 11, at 11:10 a.m. in Red Room 309, Smerik will be joined by Pranav Mehta, senior principal engineer and chief technical officer for the Embedded & Communications Processor Division, Intel Corporation, where they will jointly present the session Multi-core Intel Architecture Plus Security Accelerators: A Performance Study.

    This session will explore security applications on the multi-core Intel architecture with special emphasis on scenarios in which the addition of content processing silicon for accelerating threat detection is indicated. Reference benchmarks will be presented for anti-virus, intrusion detection system and XML security applications, characterizing the contribution of the multi-core platform with and without regex, XML and "crypto silicon" accelerators.

    Randy Smerik is a serial entrepreneur whose leadership roles span 25 years. He was the co-founder, president and CEO of Tarari, Inc. prior to its acquisition by LSI. In that role he was the company's visionary, leading the company in developing solutions for deep packet inspection, inline security and content-based, value-added services such as content-based billing. These capabilities are being integrated into the broad LSI portfolio of networking and storage solutions that will enable security, telepresence, unified access and video over next-generation networks. Prior to Tarari, he held senior management positions at Intel, BEA, NCR and AT&T.

    About LSI

    LSI Corporation is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. The company offers a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the Storage and Networking markets. More information is available at http://www.lsi.com/.

    Editor's Notes: 1. All LSI news releases (financial, acquisitions, manufacturing, products, technology, etc.) are issued exclusively by PR Newswire and are immediately thereafter posted on the company's external website, http://www.lsi.com/. 2. LSI, Tarari and the LSI logo design are trademarks or registered trademarks of LSI Corporation or its subsidiaries. 3. All other brand or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

    LSI Corporation

    CONTACT: Dan Devine of LSI Corporation, +1-610-712-6802,
    dan.devine@lsi.com

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




    MathStar Releases Second Generation MPEG-2 Encoder IP Core for the Arrix(R) Family of FPOAsDelivers Enhanced Performance and MPEG2 Transport Stream Support

    HILLSBORO, Ore., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MathStar, Inc. , a fabless semiconductor company specializing in high-performance programmable logic, today announced the release of its second generation MPEG-2 Encoder Intellectual Property (IP) core for applications using the company's field programmable object array (FPOA) chips. Building on the successful integration of its first generation core into high-performance video customer LG Electronics' MPEG-4/H.264 to MPEG-2 transcoder solution for the hospitality industry, MathStar's enhanced core supports full 4:2:2 color space, 1080i/720p resolution encoding, and optional MPEG-2, Part 1 compliant transport stream encoding for packet networks and broadcasting.

    Utilized by multiple customers in professional and broadcast video applications, MathStar's IP cores speed time to market by enabling quick and efficient deployment of performance-demanding FPOA designs.

    "Our second generation MPEG-2 Encoder IP strengthens MathStar's expanding IP portfolio and demonstrates our continuing commitment to providing advanced video encoding and transcoding solutions," said Dan Sweeney, MathStar's President and COO.

    MathStar will demonstrate its MPEG-2 encoder core for the Arrix Family FPOA in an MPEG-4/H.264 to MPEG-2 transcoder utilizing a live DirecTV(R) 720p feed at the 2008 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show April 14-17 in Las Vegas.

    About MathStar, Inc.

    MathStar is a fabless semiconductor company offering best-in-class, high performance programmable logic solutions. MathStar's field programmable object array (FPOA) can process arithmetic and logic operations at clock rates of 1-gigahertz, which is up to four times faster than even the most advanced FPGA architectures in many applications. MathStar's Arrix family of FPOAs are high-performance programmable solutions that enable customers in the machine vision, high-performance video, medical imaging, security & surveillance and military markets to rapidly and cost effectively innovate and differentiate their products. FPOAs are available now and are supported by development tools, IP cores, application notes and technical documentation. For more information, please visit http://www.mathstar.com/.

    Statements in this press release, other than historical information, may be "forward-looking" in nature within the meaning of Section 21E the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These statements are based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections about MathStar and its industry and include, but are not limited to, those set forth in the section of MathStar's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 14, 2008 under the heading "Risk Factors." MathStar undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release.

    MathStar, Inc.

    CONTACT: Sean Riley of MathStar, Inc., +1-503-726-5500,
    info@mathstar.com; or Jeff Hardison of McClenahan Bruer Communications,
    +1-503-546-1000, jeff@mcbru.com, for MathStar, Inc.

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




    Synapse Group Deploys SOA-based Customer Self-Service Solution Powered by BEATen Million Consumers Able to Manage Magazine Subscriptions via the Web; Synapse Moving Toward Information-as-a-Service IT Model

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BEA Systems, Inc. , a world leader enterprise infrastructure software, today announced that Synapse Group, Inc. has implemented a service-oriented architecture (SOA)-based self-service solution for magazine subscribers on BEA technology.

    Synapse, a leading provider of customer acquisition and management services for magazine publishers, specializes in marketing through affinity programs. Synapse enables companies such as credit card issuers and airlines to offer magazine subscriptions to their loyalty program members. The customer self-service solution built on BEA extends Synapse's existing touchtone-based self-service capabilities to the Internet. The BEA solution is also helping Synapse enrich the customer experience and drive additional revenue. Up to ten million magazine subscribers are now able to manage their subscriptions 24/7 via the web.

    "Innovation is the lifeblood of loyalty marketing," said Paul Citarella, director of enterprise architecture at Synapse Group. "We are continually looking for opportunities to improve convenience, add services, and facilitate more compelling customer interactions for magazine publishers and loyalty marketers. The customer self-service solution we've built on BEA is an example of our commitment to innovation, and this is just the first phase of our SOA. We envision a true information-as-a-service model that will provide extreme flexibility and create many new opportunities for our clients."

    BEA AquaLogic(R) Service Bus 3.0 is the foundation of the SOA, providing service orchestration and mediation. BEA AquaLogic(R) Data Services Platform 3.0 handles data transformation and manages the services that abstract data from core back-office systems, including order processing and campaign management. BEA WebLogic Server(R) is the platform for Synapse's web applications, which include consumer-facing websites that are branded by Synapse's clients.

    "The web is an ideal channel for loyalty marketing because it provides limitless scalability and cost-effective customer support," said Citarella. "The combination of our SOA and BEA's technology can help allow us to maximize our utilization of the web channel. We have a flexible, high-performance business platform that is designed to provide a strategic advantage for us today and to help us bring new capabilities to market rapidly in the future."

    Synapse Group

    Synapse Group, Inc. is a leading independent provider of customer acquisition and management services for publishers of consumer magazines in the United States. Synapse's distribution channels are built upon networks of affinity marketing partners, including some of the most recognized brands in the United States. Synapse enables their affinity marketing partners to use magazines as a marketing tool to add value to their customer relationships.

    About BEA

    BEA Systems, Inc. is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software. Information about how BEA helps customers build a Liquid Enterprise(TM) that transforms their business can be found at bea.com.

    Copyright 1995-2007, BEA Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. BEA, BEA AquaLogic, BEA eLink, BEA WebLogic, BEA WebLogic Portal, BEA WebLogic Server, Connectera, Compoze Software, Jolt, JoltBeans, JRockit, SteelThread, Think Liquid, Top End, Tuxedo, and WebLogic are registered trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA Blended Application Development, BEA Blended Development Model, BEA Blended Strategy, BEA Builder, BEA Guardian, BEA Manager, BEA MessageQ, BEA microService Architecture, BEA SOA 360, BEA Workshop, BEA WorkSpace 360, Signature Editor, Signature Engine, Signature Patterns, Support Patterns, Arch2Arch, Arch2Arch Advisor, Dev2Dev, Dev2Dev Dispatch, Exec2Exec, Exec2Exec Voice, IT2IT, IT2IT Insight, Business LiquidITy, and Liquid Thinker are trademarks of BEA Systems, Inc. BEA Mission Critical Support, BEA Mission Critical Support Continuum, BEA SOA Self Assessment, and Fluid Framework are service marks of BEA Systems, Inc. All other company and product names may be the subject of intellectual property rights reserved by third parties. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

    BEA Systems, Inc.

    CONTACT: Jim Rivas of BEA Systems, Inc., +1-408-570-8834,
    jrivas@bea.com

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




    Un nouvel article du MAAWG énumère les pratiques d'authentification de courriel pour aider le secteur à lutter contre le pourriel et à protéger l'identité de la marque

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ --

    Planter le décor pour une meilleure compréhension de l'authentification de l'expéditeur comme technologie pour combattre le pourriel, le Groupe de travail contre les abus de messagerie électronique (MAAWG - Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group) a publié une nouvelle documentation technique décrivant la pratique comme fondement pour protéger le courrier électronique légitime. L'article << Trust in Email Begins with Authentication >> fournit une vue d'ensemble de la technologie axée sur les mécanismes standardisés qui sont en règle générale utilisés aujourd'hui, tels que Sender Policy Framework (SPF), Sender Identification Framework (SenderID), et DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM).

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070124/CLW180LOGO )

    << Les mécanismes d'authentification peuvent aider à distinguer le courrier électronique légitime du pourriel. Lorsqu'ils sont utilisés comme partie d'un programme anti-abus à multiples facettes, ils deviennent un outil efficace pour aider à protéger les marques commerciales de la contrefaçon et les attaques de hameçonnage >>, a déclaré Dave Crocker, conseiller principal de MAAWG et directeur de Brandenburg InternetWorking, qui a édité l'article.

    Les mécanismes d'authentification de courrier électronique sont utilisés pour valider l'identité d'un expéditeur de message, en étouffant ainsi les prétendus polluposteurs qui faussent souvent le champ << De >> du courrier électronique pour déjouer les mesures de détection. La synthèse de la documentation publiée par MAAWG offre une vue d'ensemble sur la façon d'utiliser l'authentification pour protéger les courriers électroniques, et elle est destinée aux directeurs généraux des entreprises. Le texte principal offre plus de détails sur les mécanismes SPF, SenderID et DKIM, et il est destiné aux lecteurs qui sont familiarisés avec les principes techniques d'un service de messagerie via Internet.

    << Trust in Email Begins with Authentication >> est disponible gratuitement sur le site Web de MAAWG : http://www.MAAWG.org.

    À propos du Groupe de travail contre les abus de messagerie électronique (MAAWG)

    Le Groupe de travail contre les abus de messagerie électronique (MAAWG) rassemble le secteur de la messagerie afin de travailler conjointement contre le pourriel, les virus, les attaques de refus de service et autres abus en ligne. MAAWG (www.MAAWG.org) représente près d'un milliard de boîtes aux lettres électroniques de certains des plus grands opérateurs de réseaux dans le monde. C'est la seule organisation abordant les abus de la messagerie de manière globale en prenant en compte systématiquement tous les aspects du problème, notamment la technologie, la collaboration de l'industrie et la réglementation publique. MAAWG valorise le potentiel et l'expérience de son effectif international pour gérer les abus sur les réseaux existants et les nouveaux services émergents. MAAWG, dont le siège se trouve à San Francisco, en Californie, est un forum ouvert axé sur les besoins du marché et supporté par les principaux opérateurs de réseaux et les fournisseurs de messagerie.

    Contact avec les médias : Linda Marcus, APR, +1-714-974-6356, lmarcus@astra.cc, Astra Communications

    Conseil d'administration de MAAWG : AOL ; AT&T (NYSE : T) ; Bell Canada ; Charter Communications (Nasdaq : CHTR) ; Cloudmark ; Comcast (Nasdaq : CMCSA) ; Cox Communications ; EarthLink (Nasdaq : ELNK) ; France Telecom (NYSE et Euronext : FTE) ; Goodmail Systems ; Google Inc. ; Openwave Systems (Nasdaq : OPWV) ; Return Path, Inc. (représentant des membres à part entière auprès du conseil) ; Time Warner Cable ; Verizon Communications ; et Yahoo! Inc.

    Membres à part entière de MAAWG : 1&1 Internet AG ; AG Interactive ; Bizanga LTD ; Eloqua Corporation ; Internet Initiative Japan, (IIJ Nasdaq : IIJI) ; IronPort Systems ; McAfee Inc. ; MX Logic ; Outblaze LTD ; Return Path, Inc. ; Sprint ; Sun Microsystems, Inc. ; Symantec ; et Telefonica SA.

    Une liste complète des membres est disponible au http://www.maawg.org/about/roster.

    Site Web : http://www.maawg.org

    Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group

    Linda Marcus, APR, d'Astra Communications pour Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group, +1-714-974-6356, lmarcus@astra.cc. Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070124/CLW180LOGO, Archive AP : http://photoarchive.ap.org, PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com




    LogicVision Q1 2008 Conference Call Scheduled for April 22, 2008

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LogicVision, Inc. , a leading provider of silicon test and yield learning solutions, today announced that it has scheduled a conference call for April 22, 2008 to discuss the company's financial results for the first quarter, which ended March 31, 2008. LogicVision's management will host this call on Tuesday, April 22 at 2 p.m. Pacific time. A question and answer session will follow.

    LogicVision will release the company's financial results at approximately 1 p.m. Pacific time that same day. To listen to the call, please dial 800-988-0490 ten minutes prior to the start of the call. You will need to reference the pass code: "LogicVision." A taped replay will be made available approximately one hour after the conclusion of the call and will remain available for two weeks. To access the replay, dial 203-369-0237.

    LogicVision's financial results conference call will be available via a live webcast on the investor relations section of the LogicVision web site at http://www.logicvision.com/. An archived webcast replay of the call will be available for one year.

    About LogicVision, Inc.

    LogicVision provides proprietary technologies for embedded test and yield learning that enable more efficient manufacturing test of complex semiconductors. LogicVision's embedded test solutions allow integrated circuit designers to embed test functionality into a semiconductor design that is used during semiconductor production test and throughout the useful life of the chip. The company's advanced Design for Test (DFT) product line, ETCreate, works together with Silicon Insight applications and Yield Insight to improve profit margins by reducing device field returns and test costs, accelerating silicon bring-up times and shortening both time-to-market and time to yield. For more information on the company and its products, please visit the LogicVision website at http://www.logicvision.com/.

    LogicVision, Inc.

    CONTACT: Bruce M. Jaffe, Vice President & CFO, +1-408-453-0146,
    InvestorRelations@logicvision.com

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




    China Sky One Medical, Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007 Results

    HARBIN, China, April 2, 2008 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sky One Medical, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CSKI) , a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of pharmaceutical, medicinal and diagnostic products in China, today announced that it will conduct a conference call at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, April 3, 2008 to discuss the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2007 results.

    Joining Mr. Yan-qing Liu, Chairman, CEO and Director of China Sky One Medical, Inc., will be Xiaoyan Han, Chief Financial Officer. The Company plans to issue an earnings announcement prior to the call.

    To participate in the live conference call, please dial the following number five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled conference call time: 888-552-2116. International callers should dial 706-634-2457. The Conference ID for this call is 42056418.

    If you are unable to participate in the call at this time, a replay will be available for fourteen days starting on Thursday, April 3, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. To access the replay, dial 800-642-1687, international callers dial 706-645-9291, Conference ID 42056418.

    About China Sky One Medical, Inc.

    China Sky One Medical, Inc., a Nevada corporation, is a holding company whose principal operations are through its subsidiaries, which are engaged in the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of pharmaceutical, medicinal and diagnostic kit products. Through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Harbin Tian Di Ren Medical Science and Technology Company (''TDR'') and Harbin First Bio-Engineering Company Limited ("First"), the Company manufactures and distributes over-the-counter pharmaceutical products as its primary revenue source. For more information, visit http://www.skyonemedical.com/ .

    Cautionary Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning the Company's business, products and financial results. The Company's actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements depending on a number of risk factors including, but not limited to, the following: general economic and business conditions, development, shipment, market acceptance, additional competition from existing and new competitors, changes in technology, and various other factors beyond the Company's control. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this Cautionary Statement and the risk factors detailed in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. China Sky One Medical, Inc. 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: China Sky One Medical, Inc. Ms. Xiaoyan Han, CFO Phone: +86-1335-999-3681 Email: tdrhan@163.com Investor Relations Contact: CCG Elite Investor Relations Inc. Mr. Crocker Coulson, President Phone: +1-646-213-1915 (New York) Email: crocker.coulson@ccgir.com

    China Sky One Medical, Inc.

    CONTACT: Company Contact: Ms. Xiaoyan Han, CFO of China Sky One Medical,
    Inc., +86-1335-999-3681, or tdrhan@163.com; Or Investor Relations Contact: Mr.
    Crocker Coulson, President of CCG Elite Investor Relations Inc.,
    +1-646-213-1915 (New York), or crocker.coulson@ccgir.com

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




    Salesforce.com Achieves Outstanding Customer SatisfactionIndependent research firm CustomerSat finds that 94% of Salesforce users surveyed plan to continue using the solution and would recommend it to colleagues

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com , the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), today shared results from customer satisfaction surveys conducted by independent research firm CustomerSat. More than 4100 Salesforce users from around the globe responded to the surveys. Of the respondents, a full 94 percent said they "definitely will" or "probably will" continue to use Salesforce solutions(1).

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

    "Salesforce.com continues to set an incredibly high standard for customer loyalty, a requirement of our subscription-based Software-as-a-Service model," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO at salesforce.com. "We value the loyalty of our customers and applaud the ROI they have been able to achieve, both of which reflect the tremendous value of our Force.com platform, award-winning applications, and our maniacal commitment to the success of Salesforce users."

    In conducting the July 2007 and February 2008 surveys, CustomerSat received 4165 responses from a random selection of Salesforce users. Along with ongoing use, customers were asked about their likeliness to recommend Salesforce to a colleague and their history of recommending Salesforce. Here also, 94 percent of respondents said they "definitely will" or "probably will" recommend Salesforce. In addition, 74 percent of those surveyed have already recommended salesforce.com to colleagues.

    The survey also found that executives are achieving their desired business goals with Salesforce. Of the 1192 executive-level respondents in the sample:

    -- 90% had improved customer data quality and data management -- 89% improved sales pipeline visibility -- 87% had improved customer service and support -- 78% had reduced sales, service, marketing or other operational costs -- 78% had increased customer satisfaction -- 77% had acquired new customers -- 71% had increased marketing campaign effectiveness -- 71% had increased customer retention -- 71% had enhanced cross-sell and up-sell opportunities -- 70% had increased sales revenue

    In addition to achieving their business goals, the survey specifically asked executives to quantify the impact of Salesforce upon productivity and profitability. On average, Salesforce delivered:

    -- 43% increase in sales productivity -- 41% increase in sales revenues -- 29% increase in profit margin -- 25% increase in win rate

    The ease of use of the Salesforce service continues to be the main reason why executives choose salesforce.com. It's also a key driver of customer satisfaction, along with related attributes such as interface consistency, interface readability, ease of learning, and ease of training new users. The reliability of the Salesforce service is the number one driver of customer satisfaction. The remaining top 10 drivers of customer satisfaction with the Salesforce service are breadth and depth of features; performance and speed; and ease of administration.

    "I've said it before and I'll reiterate today that we challenge our competitors to be as transparent with their customer survey ratings," added Benioff. "We're confident no other company will be able to match our outstanding level of customer satisfaction."

    About CustomerSat, Inc.

    CustomerSat, founded in 1997, is the leading provider of real-time enterprise feedback management systems. With solutions designed to capture data from a variety of "touch points," CustomerSat helps clients pinpoint actions and prioritize efforts to help optimize business performance and provides executives across the management enterprise with customized reports and analytics. CustomerSat is headquartered in Mountain View, California, with offices in Europe. For news, product demonstrations, and other company information, visit http://www.customersat.com/ or call 1.800.372.7772.

    About salesforce.com

    Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). The company's portfolio of SaaS applications, including its award-winning CRM application, available at http://www.salesforce.com/products/, has revolutionized the ways that customers manage and share business information over the Internet. The company's Force.com PaaS enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful on-demand applications that deliver the benefits of multi-tenancy across the enterprise. Applications built on the Force.com platform, available at http://www.force.com/, can be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange marketplace available at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange.

    As of January 31, 2008, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 41,000 customers including ABN AMRO, Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, Sprint Nextel, 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.

    Copyright (c) 2008 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Salesforce and the "no software" logo are registered trademarks of salesforce.com, inc., and salesforce.com owns other registered and unregistered trademarks. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    (1) Source: Salesforce.com July 2007 and February 2008 Customer Relationship Surveys conducted by independent third-party CustomerSat Inc.

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    EMBARQ(TM) Business Security Solutions Protects Against Multiple Threats

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Businesses today face many security threats that can adversely affect their operations -- and their bottom line. Computer hackers, viruses, spyware and even employees can pose challenges that make security as essential as telephone and Internet service.

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    To help reduce the number of business victims, EMBARQ has created EMBARQ(TM) Business Security Solutions, a complete, yet simple security suite to protect information and resources critical to business operations and productivity. EMBARQ(TM) Business Security Solutions combats multiple risks with a portfolio of options, including software, hardware and network-based solutions.

    "Our research has shown that at least half of all businesses believe that data security is one of the most pressing issues they face," said Susan Sarna, vice president of marketing and product management for EMBARQ. "No one security measure can protect them from all threats, so we worked with security industry leaders to develop a one-stop security toolbox. Our portfolio lets businesses pick the appropriate level of security to manage risk according to their unique needs."

    The EMBARQ(TM) Business Security Solutions portfolio includes desktop, network and e-mail security, as well as continuity services such as back-up, recovery and re-routing. Each of the security services included in the portfolio can be purchased individually or together using affordable monthly payments.

    The portfolio includes three categories of services: -- Desktop Security Services -- McAfee Total Protection Service and McAfee Total Protection Service-Advanced expand essential 24/7 security needs to an entire network. A centralized, web-based management console makes it easy for small businesses to customize security policies and get status reports on all connected computers. The Advanced option is for customers who own a unique e-mail domain name and a mail server with a static IP address. The award-winning McAfee product suite is an all-in-one, managed and hosted security solution that economically protects against viruses, spyware, spam, hackers and identity theft. -- Network Security Services -- Unified Protection and Compliance Service is a managed security service solution that offers around-the-clock protection of the network perimeter by providing flexible policies and service plans that include 24/7 monitoring and management. A plug-and-play SonicWALL(TM) threat management device is shipped pre-configured to the customer, and then remotely managed from a security operations center by TekSecure Labs' engineers. This service is made available through a relationship with TekSecure Labs(R), a division of Tekmark(R) Global Solutions, LLC. -- Continuity and Recovery Services -- Remote Backup and Restore, powered by EVault, a Seagate Technology company, is an automatic, easy-to-use disk-to-disk backup and recovery software service for protecting critical data on desktops and laptops. Voice Business Continuity Service (previously launched) provides continuity to EMBARQ business customers in the event of planned or unplanned outages.

    For more information on EMBARQ(TM) Business Security Solutions, please visit embarq.com/business.

    About EMBARQ

    Embarq Corporation , headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, offers a complete suite of communications services. The company has approximately 18,000 employees and operates in 18 states. EMBARQ is included in the S&P 500. For consumers, EMBARQ offers an innovative portfolio of services that includes reliable local and long distance home phone service, high-speed Internet, wireless, and satellite TV from DISH Network(R) -- all on one monthly bill. For businesses, EMBARQ has a comprehensive range of flexible and integrated services designed to help businesses of all sizes be more productive and communicate with their customers. This service portfolio includes local voice and data services, long distance, Business Class High Speed Internet, wireless, satellite TV from DIRECTV(R), enhanced data network services, voice and data communication equipment and managed network services. EMBARQ received the highest numerical score among providers of local telephone voice services in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Major Provider Business Telecommunications Voice Services Study(SM). Study based on responses from 2,048 business customers measuring four providers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in January-February 2007. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. For more information, visit embarq.com.

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    Travelers Announces Risk Control Initiative with Current Technology's CelevokeTravelers' Customers to Receive Discount on Celevoke's Proprietary GPS Tracking Systems and Services

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Current Technology Corporation (OTCBB: CRTCF) is pleased to report the Travelers Inland unit of The Travelers Companies, Inc. yesterday announced an innovative risk control initiative with Current Technology's Texas-based Celevoke, Inc. ("Celevoke") that will allow Travelers customers the ability to purchase Celevoke's LunarEYE Wireless Asset Tracking and Control systems at a discount. Recognizing that stolen equipment causes costly delays and increased losses, Travelers Inland is pleased to be working with Celevoke to help reduce the likelihood and severity of losses for Travelers' insureds. Increased security measures, such as asset tracking, protect the insureds' significant investment in construction and other heavy equipment key to their operations.

    "Travelers Inland is well aware that theft is a regular occurrence that plagues heavy equipment owners and trucking companies across the country," said Joseph Tracy, Chief Underwriting Officer, Travelers Inland. "We are excited to work with Celevoke, as we see significant value and risk control benefits in the equipment recovery and management systems offered by the LunarEYE system."

    "Working with Travelers is a significant development for our company and we look forward to assisting Travelers and its insureds in reducing theft losses," said Chuck Allen, Chief Executive Officer, Celevoke. "As a leader in GPS tracking and asset recovery, it is important that we align ourselves with companies that understand our products and services and the benefits that we can bring to them and their customer base."

    Additionally, Celevoke will develop a secure Website that will allow Travelers' insureds to track, monitor and manage the equipment outfitted with Celevoke's proprietary GPS devices on a daily basis. In the event of a theft, the ability to track equipment can lead to quick recovery.

    About Travelers

    The Travelers Companies, Inc. is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in both the personal and commercial settings, including automobile, homeowners, construction, small business, oil and gas, ocean marine, surety and management liability, global technology and public sector services. Travelers is a Fortune 100 company, with 2007 revenues of $26 billion and total assets of $115 billion. The company has approximately 33,000 employees.

    About Celevoke

    Celevoke is poised to become a market leader in the projected $38.3 billion (by 2011) global market for Telematics (according to ABI Research), which is the integrated use of telecommunications and informatics. More specifically, it is the science of sending, receiving and storing information wirelessly via telecommunication devices. Celevoke has integrated Telematics and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) with sensing technology. This proprietary suite of hardware and software products enables users to remotely monitor, track, control and protect a wide variety of asset classes. Examples include people, automobiles and trucks, shipping containers and covert vehicles used for law enforcement and intelligence gathering in a global marketplace. In 2005, Celevoke acquired the assets of San Francisco based Televoke, Inc., a telematics pioneer backed by Softbank Venture Capital, Cardinal Venture Capital, W.I. Harper Group and others, representing more than $15 million in funding. These assets provided the foundation for Celevoke's development of patented technology utilized today by Celevoke's many clients. Celevoke is a 51% owned subsidiary of Current Technology Corporation (OTCBB:CRTCF). For more information, please visit http://www.celevoke.com/

    The news release contains forward-looking statements concerning the Company's business operations, and financial performance and condition. When used in the news release the words "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such words. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and are naturally subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause such differences include but are not limited to technological change, regulatory change, the general health of the economy and competitive factors. Many of these factors are beyond the Company's control; therefore, future events may vary substantially from what the Company currently foresees. You should not place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.

    Current Technology Corporation

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    Oracle Improves Decision-Making at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Oracle(R) Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse Provides Foundation for Personalized Data Dashboards REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 2, 2008 -- Oracle(R) today announced that Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is using Oracle Business Intelligence solutions to help users define, analyze and interpret data stored in its Oracle data warehouse. Rensselaer has significantly increased the accuracy and reliability of data and has created dashboards that deliver secure, personalized data to more than 650 users -- facilitating improved planning, forecasting and decision-making. -- A major research institution with campuses in Troy, N.Y. and Hartford, Conn., Rensselaer needed to provide its faculty and staff with timely, accurate data for university operations. However, the institution's previous paper-based system produced inaccuracies in data and often resulted in duplicative efforts and significant delays. Further, various departments could not agree on basic definitions, such as what was considered a full-time student, leading to inaccuracies when comparing data between departments. -- Rensselaer built a data warehouse on Oracle Database, cleansing and unifying data across the institution and storing it in one secure location. By centralizing its data in one data warehouse, the university improved its data quality, ensuring consistency and availability of information. -- Over time, Rensselaer developed business intelligence dashboards in a number of critical areas to provide users with real-time, role-based access to data from the 130 GB data warehouse that helps them better perform their duties. -- Rensselaer's dashboards provide users with data on current and past years, enabling them to view high-level information and drill down into specific data points. Dashboards include: -- Admissions - Provides information on applicant demographics and statistics, enabling users to analyze trends such as admissions quality and selectivity, student retention rates and inquiry-to- application rates -- Student registration - Provides information on enrollment, courses and grades, allowing the university to examine classroom capacities and teaching loads -- Financial aid - Monitors student financial aid, indicating type, duration, source and amount of assistance for each student and providing university-wide figures -- Financials - Compares actual performance to budgets, providing users from all departments with daily insight into remaining budget. Also displays a detailed breakdown of labor expenses, especially helpful for work performed against research grants where the project lead needs to track administrative versus teaching labor expenses -- Human resources - Displays data about faculty and staff, helping the university track trends such as diversity, turnover rates and workforce aging -- Research - Presents data on research income, expenditures, yields and cost sharing by sponsoring agencies, disciplines, schools and departments -- Advancement - Provides staff with insight into which alumni are donating and how much, as well as tracking specific campaign totals -- Compliance - Monitors compliance against internal processes and identifies instances where an administrator needs to correct errors before distributing suspicious data -- With the dashboards in place, Rensselaer is taking the next step to improve performance management, by analyzing the institution's data versus internal and external benchmarks and key performance indicators (KPIs). This benchmarking is helping the institution improve decision-making and forecasting. For example, the admissions department can quickly create a report that compares Rensselaer's diversity statistics with peer institutions' data or displays the rate of inquiry-to-application over the last five years. Because users spend less time gathering data, they can spend more time analyzing it -- and putting it to use -- to create new ways to more effectively attract the most qualified applicants and turn inquiries into applications. -- Rensselaer selected Oracle for its data warehouse and business intelligence project through an in-depth process involving 20 staff members from various university departments. The group chose Oracle because of the breadth of its offering, encompassing a reliable data warehouse platform and advanced intuitive business intelligence applications, as well as the natural flow between the technologies. Supporting Quotes -- "Rensselaer has demonstrated how the value of an institution's data increases when users are able to leverage the information to measure their performance and identify areas to focus on and improve. Oracle's data warehouse and business intelligence tools help higher education institutions like Rensselaer gain the necessary insight for making informed, strategic decisions," said Robert Santimauro, group vice president, Oracle Higher Education. -- "Our data warehouse and business intelligence project is unique because of its scope. Our entire culture is evolving from crunching numbers to measuring performance and asking 'what does this data mean to us, now and in the future?' Oracle provides the required breadth and functionality to support our unique needs and help us leverage data to improve performance," said Ora Fish, acting director, Integrated Administrative Computing Services, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Supporting Resources http://www.oracle.com/industries/education/highered.html http://www.oracle.com/solutions/business_intelligence/index.html http://www.oracle.com/database/index.html About Oracle

    Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com/.

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




    SunPower Announces First-Quarter Results on April 17, 2008; Annual Meeting on May 8thEvents to be Webcast at: http://investors.sunpowercorp.com/events.cfm

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SunPower Corp. will announce its first-quarter earnings in a conference call on Thursday, April 17th at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time. The call-in number is 517-623-4618, passcode SunPower, for interested parties wanting to participate in the quarterly conference call. Additionally, SunPower will host its Annual Stockholders' Meeting on Thursday, May 8th at 12:00 noon Pacific Time at Cypress's headquarters, located at 198 Champion Court in San Jose, Calif.

    These events will be web cast and can be accessed from SunPower's web site at http://investors.sunpowercorp.com/events.cfm.

    Full text of the press release and supplemental financial information will be made available on the SunPower web site at http://investors.sunpowercorp.com/events.cfm on the morning of the conference call.

    About SunPower Corp.

    SunPower Corporation designs, manufactures and delivers high-performance solar electric systems worldwide for residential, commercial and utility-scale power plant customers. SunPower high-efficiency solar cells and solar panels generate up to 50 percent more power than conventional solar technologies and have a uniquely attractive, all-black appearance. With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.sunpowercorp.com/. SunPower is a majority-owned subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. .

    SunPower is a registered trademark of SunPower Corp. Cypress is a registered trademark of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Manager, +1-408-240-5585, hkendrick@sunpowercorp.com, both of SunPower
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    AT&T Launches 3G Wireless Broadband Network in MadisonCompany to Deliver Supercharged Mobile Access to Interactive Content and Mobile Applications

    MADISON, Wis., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AT&T Inc. has announced a change in how, when and where people access the Internet, use e-mail or view a variety of entertainment services by offering the 3G wireless broadband service in Madison.

    AT&T's third-generation (3G) wireless broadband network enables consumers and businesses to enjoy the benefits of broadband speeds throughout Madison. In addition to the city of Madison, the coverage area includes De Forest, Oregon, Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Verona, Waunakee and other local communities.

    Among its many benefits, the 3G network provides the simultaneous delivery of voice and data -- a capability not offered by all wireless providers. An example of a 3G service is AT&T Video Share, which enables users to share live video over wireless phones while carrying on a voice call -- providing a new way to share personal moments and key events beyond the capabilities of voice and text. Users can allow others to "see what I see, when I see it." Last summer, AT&T Video Share was launched in 3G markets nationwide.

    Customers can also use their 3G handsets to quickly access feature-rich wireless content, including videos, games, pictures and the latest music, entertainment, news and weather, through MEdia Net, the company's mobile Internet portal. With the 3G network, customers can view razor-sharp clips through CV, an on-demand streaming video service that offers a comprehensive library of mobile video content from some of the top media brands.

    The AT&T 3G network also offers AT&T LaptopConnect mobile customers DSL-like speeds for their laptops, with the ability to access the Internet, their company's intranet or corporate e-mail from anywhere within the 3G network. The combination of AT&T's 3G network and LaptopConnect -- which simply requires a LaptopConnect card or a laptop with embedded 3G capability, software and an AT&T data plan -- is ideal for customers who want to increase business productivity and need to quickly download large files, run corporate applications or access the Internet.

    "With the launch of our 3G network in Madison, AT&T's wireless customers will benefit from the powerful combination of a superfast network and a portfolio of next-generation 3G devices that quickly deliver interactive content and applications anytime, anywhere," said Terry Stenzel, vice president and general manager for AT&T's wireless operations in Wisconsin. "The new 3G wireless broadband network is an example of AT&T's commitment to ensure that Madison customers have access to next-generation technology and services -- whether it is to communicate more efficiently with friends, family and work or to give them access to a host of entertainment services."

    AT&T will expand its wireless 3G network in the U.S. this year to more than 80 additional cities. The planned expansion is expected to deliver AT&T 3G services to nearly 350 leading U.S. markets by the end of 2008, including the 100 largest cities. The 3G initiative will include the rollout of more than 1,500 additional cell sites nationwide. Over the past three years, AT&T has invested more than $18 billion to build and support the scope and capability of its wireless network and to add 3G markets. This initiative ensures quality of service and empowers customers with fast access from their mobile devices.

    Benefits of the AT&T 3G Network

    AT&T's 3G network uses HSDPA/UMTS (High Speed Downlink Packet Access/Universal Mobile Telephone System) technology. The company's 3G network is also based on the GSM (Global Systems for Mobile Communications) standard, the most widely used technology in the world. More than 2.7 billion people use wireless devices powered by GSM -- representing more than 90 percent of the world's wireless users.

    Customers who use a GSM phone, such as those offered by AT&T, can take their device with them when they travel abroad and can benefit from worldwide access through the GSM standard. AT&T subscribers have the ability to browse the Web and perform other data functions in more than 145 countries, and they can make a phone call in more than 190 countries and territories.

    Another benefit of GSM technology is that customers who leave AT&T's growing 3G service footprint automatically convert to the AT&T EDGE network without dropping the call or data connection. The EDGE network is the largest high speed wireless data network in the country, with availability in more than 13,000 cities and towns and in areas along 40,000 miles of highway. EDGE technology is also available in more than 120 countries and is available to AT&T customers who are traveling internationally.

    "AT&T's 3G network delivers flexible, high-quality wireless access," said Stenzel. "Customers can switch between voice and data and easily access the information that they want -- whether they are in Madison, going out of state or traveling overseas.

    "Network enhancements and new technologies -- such as 3G -- that we are delivering today not only provide immediate benefits for our customers but open the door to other unique, bandwidth-intensive entertainment services of the future," said Stenzel.

    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) 2008 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other AT&T marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

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    CONTACT: Howard Riefs of AT&T Inc., +1-312-751-3534, cell,
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    Organizations Worldwide Adopt Oracle(R) Database 11gEnterprises Turn to Latest Release of Oracle Database to Enhance Quality of Service, Manage Change in the Data Center, and Support Rapid Growth of User Demand and Data Volume

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

    -- Oracle today announced that Melbourne Health, Mobiltel, the Northern California Power Agency, and RTL, among others, are in production with Oracle(R) Database 11g to power core transaction processing, decision support and content management applications. -- A major public health provider in Victoria, Australia, Melbourne Health provides comprehensive acute, sub-acute and community-based health care programs. Melbourne Health piloted DICOM image storage, metadata (image information) extraction and DICOM image retrieval, ability to anonymize the image, generation of thumbnails, and conformance validation of Oracle Database 11g on Windows and Linux platforms. The health provider runs Oracle Database 11g on Windows in production. -- Mobiltel is the largest mobile operator in Bulgaria, serving over five million customers. To deliver a higher quality of service and to respond more effectively to ever changing business needs, Mobiltel deployed Oracle Database 11g on Linux in August 2007. -- Located in Roseville, Calif., the Northern California Power Agency (NCPA) is a joint powers agency that provides support for the electric utility operations of 17 member communities and districts in northern and central Calif. The NCPA deployed Oracle Database 11g on Windows in the fall of 2007 to take advantage of Oracle XML DB, a feature that provides high-performance XML storage and retrieval. Oracle XML DB helps the agency to manage very large and complex power settlements data consumed by every electric utility in the state. -- RTL is France's leading radio network and part of RTL Group, the leading European entertainment network, with interests in 42 television channels and 32 radio stations in 10 countries and content production throughout the world. On January 31, 2008, RTL launched a new version of its Web site at http://www.rtl.fr/. The new site features a wealth of audio and written content spanning news, politics, business, government, and more, and now offers visitors keyword searches of the site to quickly and easily track down the content they're interested in listening to or reading. RTL relies on Oracle Database 11g and Oracle Real Application Clusters running on Sun Solaris to power RTL.fr, ensuring that the site's 1.2 million monthly unique visitors have immediate access to the site, offers a high quality of service, and over time, is able to efficiently support a higher number of concurrent visitors to the site. -- Oracle Database 11g offers 400-plus new features to address everyday tasks challenges such as rapid data growth, 24x7 availability, enterprise information management and change management. It enables customers to consolidate their database applications on grids of industry standard servers and storage devices that deliver high performance, scalability and reliability at low cost. Supporting Quotes

    "Oracle Database 11g delivers new and enhanced capabilities for management of unstructured data," said Naomi Rafael, Senior Database Administrator, Melbourne Health/BioGrid Australia. "We expect to take advantage of the medical imaging storage, improved data compression, and data encryption features of Oracle Database 11g to more effectively manage and secure clinical research data."

    "The grid capabilities of Oracle Database 11g have enabled us to consolidate several databases and run mix workloads in a performant and scalable environment," said Plamen Zyumbyulev, head of database administration sector, Mobiltel. "We're exploring the use of Oracle Active Data Guard to fully maximize our investment in disaster recovery site by offloading workloads such as reporting and queries from our production system to our standby site."

    "Oracle XML DB enables us to more efficiently process, analyze and search the power settlement files we consume from the California Independent System Operator," said Mark Myers, manager of IT, NCPA. "We're able to manage larger volumes of XML data better then ever before."

    "Customers are already using Oracle Database 11g to deliver speed, scalability and reliability in support of their demanding content management, data warehousing, and transaction processing environments," said William Hardie, vice president of Database Product Marketing, Oracle. "Reaction from customers and partners to the change management, self-management, performance, and grid computing enhancements available in Oracle Database 11g has been overwhelmingly positive."

    Supporting Resources Oracle Database Expert Blog Thomas Kyte: http://tkyte.blogspot.com/ Podcasts Oracle Database Podcasts: http://www.oracle.com/database/podcasts.html Related Resources About Oracle Database 11g: http://www.oracle.com/database About Oracle Active Data Guard: http://www.oracle.com/database/active-data-guard.html About Oracle Advanced Compression: http://www.oracle.com/database/advanced-compression.html About Oracle Real Application Clusters: http://www.oracle.com/database/rac_home.html About Oracle Real Application Testing: http://www.oracle.com/database/real-application-testing.html To download a free, evaluation version of Oracle Database 11g, go to: http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/database/index.html Terms, conditions and restrictions apply. About Oracle

    Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. For more information about Oracle, please visit our Web site at http://www.oracle.com/.

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    CONTACT: Eloy Ontiveros of Oracle, +1-650-607-6458,
    eloy.ontiveros@oracle.com; or Kristin Reeves of Blanc & Otus, +1-415-856-5145,
    kreeves@bando.com, for Oracle Corporation

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




    Jack Henry & Associates Signs 720th Remote Deposit Capture Client- Remote Deposit Capture Solution Currently Installed in 622 Financial Institutions and Used by Approximately 11,000 Merchants to Process Deposits -

    MONETT, Mo., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. , a leading provider of integrated technology solutions and data processing services for financial institutions, today announced that its Remote Deposit Capture solution has now been selected by 720 financial institutions. This innovative solution, which enables commercial customers to scan, submit, and deposit checks electronically without leaving their place of business, has been implemented in 622 of these institutions and by approximately 11,000 merchants.

    Jack Henry & Associates' Remote Deposit Capture solution is sold to the core bank clients supported by its Jack Henry Banking(TM) division, to the core credit union clients supported by its Symitar(TM) division, and to financial institutions outside its core client bases by its ProfitStars(R) division.

    The Remote Deposit Capture solution supports virtually any commercial entity that accepts checks as a form of payment. This Web-based electronic payment processing system converts paper-based checks into electronic transactions, processes them through the ACH or Check 21 image exchange networks, automates returned check re-presentment, generates real-time reporting, and supports proactive risk management. One-time payments are also supported with the capabilities to accept checks and bank account information over the Internet and process the resulting transactions in a completely secure environment.

    According to Fred Holzapfel, vice president of computer operations for Minnesota-based Anchor Bank, "We're all acquainted with the price of bricks and mortar, and how much branches cost. That's one of the reasons we started looking at remote deposit capture. It's one of the easier products to sell out of all the things our bank offers in our suite of products. We present a very simple cost justification. How long does it take your staff to prepare deposits? How long does it take your staff to drive to the bank? How much is your cost of labor? Multiply it out and after providing that cost justification they want to know where to sign up. Removing the daily trip to the bank or eliminating the need to accumulate checks for a weekly trip to the bank can also significantly reduce the inherent risks. Remote deposit capture is quickly becoming a product that is required in a bank's suite of products. If you don't have it and can't supply it at a reasonable cost many businesses will move on to another bank. This tool has expanded our relationships and our reach."

    David Foss, general manager of ProfitStars, said, "We are excited about the significant growth we are experiencing with our Remote Deposit Capture solution, and the adoption rates among our clients' commercial customers. During the past 12 months, we have more than doubled the number of financial institutions that have purchased this electronic payment processing solution. The number of merchants using it has increased from approximately 6,400 to more than 11,000 during that same time period, and our financial institution clients are collectively adding more than 700 new merchants each month. We are also excited about the tangible benefits Remote Deposit Capture is generating for our clients. This high-demand commercial service expands their market reach, enhances their competitive position, increases revenue, and improves operating efficiencies."

    About Anchor Bank

    Anchor Bancorp, Inc. was formed in December 1981 for the purpose of acquiring its first bank, North Shore State Bank, now Anchor Bank, N.A. In August 1983, the structure of Anchor Bancorp changed from a one-bank holding company to a multi-bank holding company when it acquired the West St. Paul State Bank, now Anchor Bank Saint Paul, N.A. The Bank of Saint Paul became the third bank in the group when it was acquired in November 1985. The fourth bank was added in 1991, when Heritage National Bank, now Anchor Bank Heritage, N.A., was purchased. In 1995, the First National Bank of Farmington, now Anchor Bank Farmington, N.A., was added to the organization. Anchor Bancorp, Inc., a privately owned Minnesota-based bank holding corporation, includes four independent financial institutions with 17 offices located throughout the Minneapolis and Saint Paul metropolitan area.

    About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

    Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. is a leading provider of computer systems and ATM/debit card/ACH transaction processing services primarily for financial services organizations. Its technology solutions serve more than 8,700 customers nationwide, and are marketed and supported through three primary brands. Jack Henry Banking supports banks ranging from de novo to mid-tier institutions with information processing solutions. Symitar is the leading provider of information processing solutions for credit unions of all sizes. ProfitStars provides highly specialized products and services that enable financial institutions of every asset size and charter, and diverse corporate entities to mitigate and control risks, optimize revenue and growth opportunities, and contain costs. Additional information is available at http://www.jackhenry.com/.

    Statements made in this news release that are not historical facts are forward-looking information. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking information. Specifically, there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by any forward-looking information. Additional information on these and other factors, which could affect the Company's financial results, are included in its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings on Form 10-K, and potential investors should review these statements. Finally, there may be other factors not mentioned above or included in the Company's SEC filings that may cause actual results to differ materially from any forward-looking information.

    Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.

    CONTACT: Analysts, Kevin D. Williams, Chief Financial Officer, or IR
    Contact, Jon Seegert, Director of Investor Relations, both of Jack Henry &
    Associates, Inc., +1-417-235-6652

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




    Siperian Strengthens Data Governance Capability: Selects MicroStrategy as Its Business Intelligence PlatformBrings Together Master Data Governance and Business Intelligence

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Siperian User Group West -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated -- a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence (BI) software, and Siperian, Inc. -- developers of an industry leading master data management (MDM) platform -- today announced that they have signed an OEM agreement through which Siperian will resell MicroStrategy 8(TM) with Siperian MDM Hub as part of a new offering called "Insight Manager."

    Insight Manager enables organizations to effectively govern their data on an ongoing basis by actively reporting on the quality of master data and the performance of the master data hub through MicroStrategy's Dynamic Enterprise Dashboards(TM). These dashboards offer new ways for Siperian users of all skill levels to derive valuable insight from their data -- specifically, key performance metrics and data steward productivity. As a result, organizations can oversee their data assets through ongoing monitoring, assessment and management of data quality, reliability and other key measures.

    "Data governance is a critical requirement for any master data management endeavor, but it can be as challenging as it is unique to each organization," commented Claudia Imhoff, Ph.D., president and founder, Intelligent Solutions. "Siperian's integration with MicroStrategy's Dashboards is a significant step towards creating a solid data governance strategy and helping customers succeed in their MDM journey."

    "MicroStrategy's Dashboards present a tremendous amount of information in an easy to use and highly visual manner, which helps companies quickly identify performance trends and drivers," said Sanju Bansal, Chief Operating Officer, MicroStrategy. "We are delighted that Siperian selected MicroStrategy's Dashboards to provide enhanced data visualization capabilities for its new Insight Manager offering."

    "Unlike other MDM solutions, Siperian provides out-of-the-box integration with a variety of complementary solutions which allows our customers to leverage their existing investments and infrastructure and achieve faster time-to-value," said Ken Hoang, founder and CTO at Siperian. "Our Insight Manager -- integrated with MicroStrategy -- ensures that our customers can monitor, track, and report on the master data that is most critical to their business performance."

    At the Siperian User Group West in San Francisco on April 2, 2008, Siperian and MicroStrategy -- a sponsor of the event -- will jointly demonstrate Insight Manager and MicroStrategy Dashboards to Siperian customers.

    About MicroStrategy

    Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a global leader in business intelligence (BI) technology. MicroStrategy provides integrated reporting, analysis, and monitoring software that helps leading organizations worldwide make better business decisions every day. Companies choose MicroStrategy for its advanced technical capabilities, sophisticated analytics, and superior data and user scalability. More information about MicroStrategy is available at http://www.microstrategy.com/.

    About Siperian, Inc.

    Siperian, Inc. is an innovative provider of the most flexible master data management platform. Siperian helps companies unify their critical data about customers, products and organizations -- and delivers the most reliable, complete views of this data within existing business processes. Siperian MDM Hub(TM) offers the next generation of architectural flexibility for managing all types of master data with an integrated, model-driven software platform that adapts to your business requirements -- and delivers rapid return on investment on critical projects today while evolving to a complete enterprise master data management platform. Siperian's approach enables rapid implementation and has earned the company its reputation for leadership and proven success by meeting the complex requirements of market-leading companies in Financial Services, Health & Life Sciences, High-Tech, Manufacturing, and Communications and Media. With corporate headquarters in San Mateo, California, Siperian has offices throughout the United States and in Toronto, Canada, and an EMEA office in London. To learn more about Siperian visit http://www.siperian.com/ or call 1-866-747-3742.

    MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 8, and MicroStrategy Dynamic Enterprise Dashboards are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Siperian and Siperian MDM Hub are trademarks of Siperian, Inc. The names of actual companies or products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

    MEDIA CONTACTS: For Siperian For MicroStrategy Chris McCoin or Richard Smith Wende Cover McCoin & Smith Communications LLC MicroStrategy 508-429-5988 (Chris) or 978-433-3304 (Rick) 703-770-1646 chris@mccoinsmith.com or rick@mccoinsmith.com wcover@microstrategy.com

    Siperian, Inc.; MicroStrategy Incorporated

    CONTACT: Chris McCoin, +1-508-429-5988, chris@mccoinsmith.com, or
    Richard Smith, +1-978-433-3304, rick@mccoinsmith.com, both of McCoin & Smith
    Communications LLC, for Siperian, Inc.; or Wende Cover of MicroStrategy
    Incorporated, +1-703-770-1646, wcover@microstrategy.com

    Web site: http://www.siperian.com/
    http://www.microstrategy.com/




    WD(R) Unveils High Performance, Eco-Friendly Storage for Creative Professionals and Mac(R) Computer EnthusiastsEquipped with WD GreenPower(TM) Hard Drives, Quad Interface and RAID 0 (Striped), New Dual-drive External Storage Systems Deliver a Perfect Blend of Maximum Performance and Power Savings

    ORLANDO, Fla. and LAKE FOREST, Calif., April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Photoshop World Booth No. 604 -WD(R) today introduced its My Book(R) Studio Edition(TM) II high-performance dual- drive storage systems which are designed to seamlessly work with Mac(R) computers and provide an ideal blend of power savings and high performance. Available now at select retailers and the WD online store (http://www.shopwd.com/), the new My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems are available in capacities of 1 TB and 2 TB.

    The new eco-friendly(1) dual-drive My Book Studio Edition II external storage systems use WD's GreenPower(TM) hard drives for power savings and cool and quiet operation. The system's dual-drive, RAID 0 configuration and high- speed interfaces deliver high performance for creative professionals, workgroups, small offices and anyone looking for fast data transfer.

    Formatted(2) for Mac computers, these new storage systems feature: extra- fast performance with four interfaces (FireWire(R) 400/800, eSATA, USB 2.0); factory-shipped in RAID 0 (Striped) configuration [RAID 1 (Mirrored) configurable]; cool, eco-friendly operation with WD GreenPower drives that consume approximately one-third less power than standard dual-drive external storage systems and efficient convection cooling architecture and power-saving mode; designed without a fan to run quietly; 5-year limited warranty; automatic and continuous backup software; capacity gauge to see at a glance how much space is available on the system; intelligent drive management features, including automatic power-up, Safe Shutdown(TM) and LED status and activity lights(3); user serviceability, enabling owner to open the enclosure and replace the drive inside; and elegant silver metallic finish that perfectly complements other Mac products.

    "WD developed the My Book Studio Edition II external drives to satisfy the needs of Mac enthusiasts and creative professionals who require extra-fast performance, but also want it to be as environmentally friendly as possible," said Jim Welsh, vice president and general manager of WD's branded products and consumer electronics groups. "Configured with RAID 0 out of the box, photographers, graphic artists, videographers, and others who require large amounts of storage will experience high performance combined with power savings and quiet operation when they use the new My Book Studio Edition II storage system."

    Demonstrations of the My Book Studio II Edition storage systems may be viewed at Photoshop World Booth No. 604 being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. Apr. 2-4, 2008.

    Extra-fast Performance with RAID 0

    Lightning-fast eSATA or FireWire 800 interfaces combined with RAID 0 (Striped) yields the speed users need for: fast, smooth video editing; rendering complex 3D objects or special effects; and saving huge blocks of data in record time. With RAID 0, users can have 2 TB of storage in an elegant, small footprint design that offers plenty of room to store an entire digital photo library and hundreds of hours of HD movies or digital video (results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors).

    Pricing and Availability

    My Book Studio Edition II dual-drive storage systems are available now at select retailers and WD's online store (http://www.shopwd.com/). MSRP for My Book Studio Edition II with 1 TB is $349.99 USD; MSRP for My Book Studio Edition II with 2 TB is $599.99 USD.

    About WD

    WD, one of the storage industry's pioneers and long-time leaders, provides products and services for people and organizations that collect, manage and use digital information. The company produces reliable, high-performance hard drives that keep users' data accessible and secure from loss. WD applies its storage expertise to consumer products for external, portable and shared storage applications.

    WD was founded in 1970. The company's storage products are marketed to leading systems manufacturers, selected resellers and retailers under the Western Digital and WD brand names. Visit the Investor section of the company's Web site (http://www.westerndigital.com/) to access a variety of financial and investor information.

    Western Digital, WD, the WD logo and My Book are registered trademarks; My Book Studio Edition II is a trademark of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies. All other brand and product names mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies. One gigabyte (GB) = 1 billion bytes. One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment.

    (1) My Book Studio Edition II dual drive systems consume approximately one-third less power than standard dual-drive storage systems. Tests based on comparison between a 1 TB dual-drive system using 7200 RPM drives and a 1 TB dual-drive system using WD's GreenPower drives.

    (2) Includes a CD for PC formatting. (3) Works with USB and FireWire connections only. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080402/LAW035) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000711/WDCLOGO)

    Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080402/LAW035
    http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000711/WDCLOGO
    AP Archive: http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Western Digital

    CONTACT: Constance A. Griffiths, WD Press Relations, +1-949-672-7891,
    constance.griffiths@wdc.com, or Bob Blair, WD Investor Relations,
    +1-949-672-7834, robert.blair@wdc.com

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

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