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Companies news of 2008-09-09 (page 5)

  • [video] Allan Griebenow, President and CEO of Axcess International, Inc. Discusses New...
  • Advance Nanotech Strengthens its Board of Directors with New Additions
  • AT&T Launches New Social Networking Application From Intercasting CorporationPlatform...
  • Sunplus mMedia Licenses CEVA's MM2000 Multimedia Solution for Portable Multimedia...
  • CEVA Partners With TES Electronic Solutions to Bring Graphics Capabilities to MM2000...
  • CEVA MM2000 Multimedia Solution Powers Solomon Systech MagusCore High Performance Portable...
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    [video] Allan Griebenow, President and CEO of Axcess International, Inc. Discusses New Micro-Wireless Dot(TM) Sensor on WallSt.net's 3-Minute Press Show

    DALLAS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Axcess International, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: AXSI) , a leading provider of Micro-Wireless business activity management solutions, today announced that the company's President and CEO, Allan Griebenow, is featured in an exclusive interview on WallSt.net's 3-Minute Press Show.

    The interview gives viewers an overview of the company, and the significance of the company's latest press release.

    To view the clip in its entirety, visit: http://www.tv.wallst.net/r/3-minute-press/Axcess/241/988 About Axcess International, Inc.:

    Axcess International, Inc. delivers wireless intelligence through real-time business activity monitoring solutions that improve productivity, security, safety and revenue growth. The systems derive wireless intelligence from automatic advanced workforce management, workflow management, asset monitoring and distributed sensing. Its revolutionary and patented Dot micro-wireless technology platform combines RFID, RTLS and wireless sensing for better decision-making and control throughout the enterprise. Axcess is a portfolio company of Amphion Innovations plc (AIM: AMP). For more information on Axcess, visit http://www.axcessinc.com/.

    About WallStreet Direct, Inc.

    WallStreet Direct, Inc. operates WallSt.net (http://www.wallst.net/), a leading source of up-to-the-minute business news, comprehensive financial tools and original multimedia content for the investment community. In addition to WallSt.net, WallStreet Direct owns and operates WallStRadio (http://radio.wallst.net/), an online hub for business podcasts from well-known business news personalities and publishers, and WallStTV (http://tv.wallst.net/), a hub for business and finance video content. We have received three thousand one hundred forty five dollars from Axcess International, Inc. for media and advertising services in 2003, and have received an additional two hundred eighty dollars from Axcess International, Inc. for the dissemination of this press release. To read our full disclaimer, and for a complete list of our advertisers, and advertising relationships, visit http://www.wallst.net/disclaimer/disclaimer.php.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20050927/LATU121LOGO) Contact: WallStreet Direct, Inc. 800-4-WALLST

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    CONTACT: WallStreet Direct, Inc., 1-800-4-WALLST

    Web site: http://www.axcessinc.com/
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    Advance Nanotech Strengthens its Board of Directors with New Additions

    NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advance Nanotech, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: AVNA), today announced that it has appointed four new members to its Board of Directors. The Board appointments follow completion of the share exchange with certain shareholders of the Company's majority-owned subsidiary, Owlstone Nanotech, Inc., announced on Friday, September 5, 2008. The following persons have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Company: Andrew Cosentino as Chairman of the Board, Joseph Zappulla, Dr. Peter Gammel and Jon Buttles.

    Andrew Cosentino, a graduate of Yale University, has nearly 30 years of experience in structuring, negotiating and consummating strategic transactions for public and private companies ranging from early growth phase companies to mature industry leaders, as well as investment banking firms and funds, in the United States, Europe and elsewhere. After many years as a partner in major U.S. law firms, Mr. Cosentino left the private practice of law to offer his own services as a high level consultant to businesses, primarily consulting for management and boards of directors of public and private companies in high technology, investment banking, biotechnology, and software-driven businesses. He regularly counsels clients in the formation and structuring, capitalization (through private and public equity financing, including seed capital, early stage, venture capital and mezzanine financing, private placements, IPOs and secondary offerings, and bank, lease and other financings), operation (including matters such as key contracts with vendors, customers and executives, compliance and corporate governance), merger, acquisition and disposition, and recapitalization and reorganization of their businesses. As an outgrowth of consulting relationships, Mr. Cosentino serves as a director of a number of publicly listed companies.

    In addition to joining the Board, Joseph Zappulla has accepted the role as Chairman of the Audit Committee, replacing Peter Rugg, who will be focusing upon other matters and remains on the Board. Mr. Zappulla has over 25 years of executive management experience in financial operations, investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, investment analysis, capital raising, corporate development and strategic planning and budgeting. Mr. Zappulla founded in 1999 and serves as CEO of Grannus Financial Advisors, Inc., a strategic consulting firm on matters such as financial operational review, corporate governance, investor relations, capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, and general business needs. Prior to Grannus, Mr. Zappulla served as a director for Mabon Securities engaged to help turn-around the 100 year brokerage firm. In this role, he also managed strategic planning, compliance, and internal audit. Earlier, he served as member of the U.S. equities management team at S.G.Warburg and Co. directing the firm's institutional equities effort worldwide, as well as its finance and administration, treasury operations, and accounting in the U.S. For nearly 10 years, Mr. Zappulla worked at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in its institutional equities division in varying capacities from trading to management, including strategic planning and budgeting and financial administration. He began his career at American Express Co. as an analyst, where he spent two years analyzing financial operations and markets. He holds an MBA from Suffolk University (Boston, MA) and is currently FINRA Registered Series 7, 24 and 63.

    Dr. Peter Gammel previously served on the Company's Board of Directors from August 10, 2006 to November 13th 2006. In addition to rejoining the Board, he will assume the added responsibility of Governance Committee Chairman. Dr. Gammel has his PhD in Physics from Cornell University (1987) and his B.S. in both physics and mathematics from M.I.T. (1981), and was awarded A.D. White Fellowship and the Phi Beta Kappa, W. McMillan Prize. Dr. Gammel has published more than 200 technical publications, presented at over 50 conferences and has been issued or is in the process of applying for more than 25 patents. He is currently Chief Technical Officer and Vice President of Engineering for SiGe Semiconductor. SiGe is a global leader in RF for WLAN and GPS Dr. Gammel was Vice President of Engineering at Renaissance Wireless where he managed the development of a line of RF acoustic wave filters and switches, and served as Chief Technical Officer of the Analog Products Business Unit of Agere Systems, where his team was responsible for the development of laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor power amplifiers. For over 15 years into 2002, Dr. Gammel was a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff with Bell Laboratories-Lucent Technologies. Dr. Gammel also served as the Chief Technical Officer for Advanced Nanotech for 14-months through August 2006.

    Jon Buttles has been a partner and consultant to the Company's Owlstone Nanotech, Inc. subsidiary since its inception. Mr. Buttles is the founder and managing partner of Core Equity Group LLC, a financial advisory and strategic consulting firm focused on building, financing and growing emerging technology companies. Prior to Core Equity Group LLC, Mr. Buttles was managing director at SBI USA LLC, a boutique investment bank formerly affiliated with SOFTBANK Japan, where he led banking transactions in the public and private banking sectors across a diverse group of industries. Prior to SBI USA, Mr. Buttles worked at Monument Advisors Inc, a middle market private equity boutique, managing a mezzanine fund and a leveraged buyout fund. Mr. Buttles has a strong base of corporate finance experience in technology investment banking, public and private placements, leveraged buy-outs, private equity fund management and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Buttles holds a bachelors degree from Miami University in Finance.

    "The addition of these new members to the Board of Directors marks a significant milestone in the progression of the company," commented Bret Bader, CEO of Advance Nanotech. "The return of Dr. Peter Gammel as a Board member is a clear validation of the direction we are heading as a company. Dr. Gammel's familiarity with the Owlstone sensor, experience in commercialization and application development, along with his contacts in the industry, will prove extremely valuable to Owlstone as it continues its product development and pursuit of strategic relationships. Andrew Cosentino has been integral to the completion of the Exchange Agreement, and his business and securities experience will prove invaluable to the Company as it continues its pursuit of strategic partnerships and development agreements."

    Mr. Bader continued, "Owlstone has benefited greatly from Jon Buttles' assistance over the years. His understanding of our business model, coupled with the business expertise has enabled him to provide knowledgeable counsel during our transition period. His continued involvement from a Board level will be instrumental as we move into the commercializing phase." Mr. Bader concluded, "We were encouraged when Joe Zappulla accepted a seat on the Board and, especially, as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Joe has spent an a great deal of time examining our financial structure, and understands the importance of financial disclosure to the investment community. His background in strategic planning and financial modeling will also aid us in this crucial process. We are fortunate to have attracted such talent to augment the company's leadership. This will enable me to focus my energies on developing applications using our unique technology and building a solid revenue stream."

    About Owlstone Nanotech, Inc.

    Owlstone Nanotech, Inc. ("Owlstone") is majority owned subsidiary of Advance Nanotech and is a pioneer in the commercialization of nanotechnology-based chemical detection products. The Owlstone Detector is a revolutionary dime-sized sensor that can be programmed to detect a wide range of chemical agents that may be present in extremely small quantities. Using leading-edge micro- and nano-fabrication techniques, Owlstone has created a complete chemical detection system capable of superior performance, significantly smaller and can be produced materially more cost than existing technology. There are numerous applications -- across industries from security and defense to industrial process, air quality control and healthcare -- that depend on the rapid, accurate detection and measurement of chemical compounds. Owlstone works with market leaders within these applications to integrate the detector into next generation chemical sensing products and solutions. Owlstone's technology offers a unique combination of benefits, including: small size, low manufacturing costs, minimal power consumption, reduced false-positives, and a customizable platform.

    About Advance Nanotech

    Advance Nanotech is in the process of shifting to becoming an operating company focused on chemical and biological next generation detection. Its proprietary technologies, developed at Cambridge University, are uniquely silicon based thus offering miniaturization and network capability with wireless opportunities. The advantages of this protocol permits for real-time precision analytics leading to potential prevention of ensuing issues, concerns and dangers. Through its majority owned subsidiary, Owlstone Nanotech, Advance Nanotech has 1 recently awarded patent and 18 patent pending applications. For more information on Advance Nanotech, please visit http://www.advancenanotech.com/

    The information contained in this news release, other than historical information, consists of forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act. These statements may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in such statements. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to have been correct. Important factors, including general economic conditions, spending levels, market acceptance of product lines, the recent economic slowdown affecting technology companies, the future success of scientific studies, ability to successfully develop products, rapid technological change, changes in demand for future products, legislative, regulatory and competitive developments and other factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations. Advance Nanotech's Annual Report on Form 10KSB, recent and forthcoming Quarterly Reports on Form 10QSB, recent Current Reports and other SEC filings discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect Advance Nanotech's business, results of operations and financial condition. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

    For more information, contact: Yvonne Zappulla Managing Director Grannus Financial Advisors, Inc. 212-681-4108 Yvonne@grannusfinancial.com

    Advance Nanotech, Inc.

    CONTACT: Yvonne Zappulla, Managing Director, Grannus Financial Advisors,
    Inc., +1-212-681-4108, Yvonne@grannusfinancial.com, for Advance Nanotech,
    Inc.

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




    AT&T Launches New Social Networking Application From Intercasting CorporationPlatform Satisfies Growing Demand for Mobile Social Networking, Responds to Trends in Maintaining Multiple and Niche Social NetworksIntercasting Corporation Builds on Leadership in Mobile Social Networking

    DALLAS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keep your sites in sight. AT&T Inc. announced today the launch of "My Communities," a new downloadable gateway that lets users create and manage multiple social networking accounts through a single dashboard view on their mobile phone. My Communities was developed by Intercasting Corporation, a leading mobile social networking company. The launch coincides with recent data showing that a majority of social networking users maintain multiple accounts and that a growing number are maintaining their social networks primarily by using wireless handsets.

    Application Features

    My Communities currently offers a diverse roster of social networks, including MySpace, the mobile-only community Rabble, blogging sites including LiveJournal and Xanga and the photo-sharing site Photobucket. My Communities also features sites whose members share common characteristics such as ethnicity (AsianAve, BlackPlanet, MiGente), faith (FaithBase) or sexual orientation (GLEE). Subscribers get instant access to additional sites as soon as they are added to My Communities and will be alerted to updates when they launch the application -- no upgrade is required. Through My Communities, subscribers can register for social sites directly from their phone without ever having to go to the Web, a feature not common with most other social networking applications.

    From an easy-to-use dashboard view, My Communities users can upload photos from their phone, view and respond to new messages, approve and deny friend requests and view and post new comments across multiple sites. Users can alternatively click to enter a specific site for a more customized experience. Updates are synched across mobile and online channels in real time.

    Subscribers can also access their phone, camera, media gallery and address book while My Communities is running, which enables them, for example, to upload photos to use on one or more social networks and send site content to phone contacts without closing the application.

    "Our social networking applications are among our highest-performing category, and we anticipate sustained interest from consumers as social networks continue to explode in popularity and diversify in purpose," said Mark Collins, vice president of Consumer Products for AT&T's wireless unit. "The My Communities application brings unmatched simplicity, increased functionality and deeper integration to this space, a combination we believe will win over active users and newcomers alike."

    John Faith, general manager and vice president of MySpace Mobile, said: "MySpace is dedicated to giving all users access to our global community and creating a deeply engaging mobile experience on AT&T. AT&T's My Communities application from Intercasting provides a new channel for our users to connect with each other in ways that fit their on-the-go lifestyle."

    Mobile Social Networking

    Mobile social networking is on the rise, with analysts forecasting that more than 800 million people worldwide will access social networks through their mobile phones by 2012, up from 82 million in 2007, according to eMarketer.

    "Mobile social networking involves more than just shrink-wrapping social networking sites for the mobile device," says John du Pre Gauntt, senior mobile analyst for eMarketer. "It is one of the best opportunities for the mobile ecosystem to drive mobile Internet use to levels comparable to online Internet use."

    The AT&T application builds on Intercasting's robust ANTHEM(R) platform, which enables wireless carriers the option to provide a host of Web-based community and social networking sites to subscribers. ANTHEM also enables social networking site providers, major brands and entertainment properties to easily create social networking initiatives for the mobile platform. With ANTHEM, AT&T has the ability to quickly launch any social networking site in the future.

    "Social networking continues to grow exponentially on the Web, and with so many mobile subscribers, it is clear that we have only seen the tip of the iceberg in mobile social networking," said Shawn Conahan, founder and chief executive of Intercasting. "We are excited to be serving AT&T, MySpace and so many other popular social networking partners to bring a mobile-centric representation of these addictive, popular communities to consumers."

    My Communities is available on 23 devices for a monthly subscription of $2.99. It can be downloaded from the AT&T MEdia Mall, accessible via AT&T handsets and online at http://www.att.com/mediamall.

    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. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list. 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 marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

    Note: This AT&T news release and other announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss. For more information and detailed disclaimer information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom.

    About Intercasting

    San Diego-based Intercasting, a leading mobile social networking company, partners with wireless carriers, social networking companies and major brands & entertainment companies across the globe to drive the growth of personalized mobile media through ANTHEM(TM), its award winning platform. Founded in 2004, Intercasting was the first company to deploy a carrier-grade mobile blogging and social networking application in North America with Rabble. Mobile carriers, brands and social networking sites interested in partnering with Intercasting please email anthem@intercastingcorp.com.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Kelleigh Beal of AT&T Inc., +1-404-536-8006, ks1601@att.com

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




    Sunplus mMedia Licenses CEVA's MM2000 Multimedia Solution for Portable Multimedia Processors

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IIC Taiwan -- CEVA, Inc. ; , a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, today announced that Sunplus mMedia, Inc. has licensed the fully programmable MM2000 portable multimedia solution for the development of low-cost, high performance system-on-chips (SoCs) for power-sensitive applications, including portable multimedia players (PMPs).

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051010/CEVALOGO)

    Sunplus mMedia is a leader in highly integrated and high quality ICs for digital still camera, handheld game, mobile phone and PMP products. These devices require a power-efficient solution to handle processor-intensive, multi-standard video and audio processing tasks. CEVA's MM2000 solution uses a single DSP engine to support all video and audio encode and decode processing without the need for additional accelerators or hardware, significantly lowering the power consumption required to deliver high quality multimedia functionality in Sunplus mMedia's latest multimedia processors.

    "Our competitive advantage is developing highly integrated SoC products that deliver feature-rich capabilities and meet demanding consumer product requirements. CEVA's MM2000 solution provides the range of functionality support we need for our new line of PMP ICs, and does so with power efficiency required for all types of portable consumer products such as MP3 players, cell phones and gaming devices," said Mountain Lee, Director of R&D Division at Sunplus mMedia. "The MM2000 programmable platform allows us to adapt quickly to changing market dynamics, and incorporate new features easily."

    "Sunplus mMedia pushes the leading edge in terms of features and performance of their multimedia chips, and their needs are ideally suited for the capabilities our CEVA MM2000 delivers," said Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA. "Competing in such fast-moving and price sensitive markets, requires a solution that is flexible, easy to implement and reduces overall costs. We are pleased that our solution provides Sunplus mMedia with these benefits and allows them to maintain a strong leadership position in the markets they serve."

    The CEVA MM2000(TM) portable multimedia solution is designed around a single CEVA-X DSP core without requiring any accelerators or dedicated engines for video and audio processing, and is supported by an advanced set of development tools. These two factors dramatically simplify the application development process and minimize development time for multimedia products. In addition, the general-purpose open CEVA-X DSP at the heart of the MM2000 enables designers to integrate extra functionality in addition to video on the same solution. For example, audio, voice, Bluetooth, GPS, image enhancement, cellular baseband functionality or any proprietary algorithms that require signal processing capabilities can utilize the DSP core engine, thereby reducing costs and increasing differentiation for video-enabled products.

    About Sunplus mMedia Inc.

    Sunplus mMedia Inc., the former Personal Entertainment Business Unit of Sunplus Technology, was spun-off in April, 2007. Before the spin-off, Sunplus mMedia has established a strong position in the market by offering innovative solutions for DSC, PMP, MP3/MP4, PC/Web camera, digital photo frame (DPF), and video game. With the experienced R&D team and rich resources from Sunplus Group, Sunplus mMedia will keep focusing on product development and offering more high-quality IC solutions to manufacturers or brand name makers to enable a colourful digital life. For more information, please visit: http://www.sunplusmm.com/.

    About CEVA, Inc.

    Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP Cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, consumer electronics and storage markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive solutions for multimedia, audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth and Serial ATA (SATA), and a wide range of programmable DSP cores and subsystems with different price/performance metrics serving multiple markets. In 2007, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 225 million devices. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/

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    CONTACT: Richard Kingston of CEVA, Inc., +1-408-514-2976,
    richard.kingston@ceva-dsp.com; or Mike Sottak of Wired Island, Ltd.,
    +1-408-876-4418, mike@wiredislandpr.com, for CEVA, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.ceva-dsp.com/
    http://www.sunplusmm.com/




    CEVA Partners With TES Electronic Solutions to Bring Graphics Capabilities to MM2000 Portable Multimedia SolutioneVRU vector rendering technology from TES leverages CEVA-X DSP engine at heart of MM2000 to enable software-based, high-quality graphics

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IIC Taiwan -- CEVA, Inc. [; ], a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, and TES Electronic Solutions (TES), a global electronics design and manufacturing services company, today announced a partnership to enable 2D/3D graphics applications on CEVA's MM2000 portable multimedia solution using TES' eVRU (embedded Vector Rendering Unit) technology.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051010/CEVALOGO)

    eVRU is a powerful vector rendering library developed by TES specifically for DSP engines offering industry standard OpenGL ES 1.1 API. Traditional multimedia architectures offering graphics capabilities require dedicated engines or hardware blocks to run the different functions within the system. With the MM2000 architecture however, eVRU utilizes the single CEVA-X DSP core used for video/audio encode & decode as the engine for graphics rendering, without requiring any additional accelerators or dedicated hardware.

    Many of today's portable devices require high quality and real-time graphics rendering including cellular handsets, smartphones, portable media players (PMP), portable navigation devices (PND) and digital cameras. The combination of CEVA's production-proven portable multimedia engine and TES' advanced graphics libraries enable MM2000 customers to address this requirement and greatly reduce overall cost, time-to-market and system design time for 3D capable multimedia processors. MM2000 supports a wide range of video formats including H.264, MPEG-4, VC-1, RMVB, DivX, AVS and H.263 up to D1 resolution, allowing designers complete flexibility in audio/video and 2D/3D graphics support for competitive differentiation.

    Said Juergen Zeller, Vice President, Design Services & Technology at TES: "Consumers today demand ever-more sophisticated, feature-rich user interfaces and functionality in their portable devices. As a result, 3D graphics processing capabilities are becoming a pre-requisite for multimedia engines targeting these handheld markets. TES is very pleased to partner with CEVA on its eVRU technology, enabling easy integration of advanced 3D graphics capabilities into CEVA-X DSPs, without requiring any additional hardware accelerators."

    Said Eran Briman, Vice President, Corporate Marketing at CEVA: "The partnership with TES is another important testimony for our 'all-in-software' architectural approach to multimedia. We enable our customers to handpick any number of multimedia codecs to run on their MM2000-based designs, in addition to 2D/3D graphics software. With additional functionality including cellular baseband, GPS, DVB-H and Bluetooth, capable of utilizing the DSP engine at the heart of MM2000, our solution raises the industry bar for convergence and differentiation capabilities."

    The CEVA MM2000(TM) portable multimedia solution is designed around a single CEVA-X DSP core without requiring any accelerators or dedicated engines for video and audio processing, and is supported by an advanced set of development tools. These two factors dramatically simplify the application development process and minimize development time for multimedia products. In addition, the general-purpose open CEVA-X DSP at the heart of the MM2000 enables designers to integrate extra functionality in addition to video on the same solution. For example, audio, voice, graphics, Bluetooth, GPS, image enhancement, cellular baseband functionality or any proprietary algorithms that require signal processing capabilities can utilize the DSP core engine, thereby reducing costs and increasing differentiation for video-enabled products.

    About TES Electronic Solutions

    TES Electronic Solutions is a global electronics services company with a focus on innovative custom solutions for a wide variety of technology and services industries. TES solutions include integrated circuits, software, hardware and systems. The Company has delivered solutions to blue-chip companies worldwide from its 17 design and manufacturing locations. The Company has the know-how and resources to offer consulting ,IP licensing, with focus on communications ( DECT & UWB ) , Location & Navigation technologies. TES's Create Design and Manufacture (CDM) solutions provide customers with systems or sub-systems that improve their existing operations or enable them to exploit a market opportunity in the fastest possible time. Headquartered in Langon-sur-Vilaine in northwestern France, the Company employs 900, of whom 500 are design engineers. It has 15 design centers and project offices located in Silicon Valley (US), Edinburgh (UK), Paris, Rennes, Grenoble, Nice (France), Stuttgart, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Nuremburg, Munich (Germany), Bangalore (India) and Tokyo (Japan). Its two factories are in Rennes (France) and Penang (Malaysia).For more information visit http://www.tesbv.com/

    About CEVA, Inc.

    Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP Cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, consumer electronics and storage markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive solutions for multimedia, audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth and Serial ATA (SATA), and a wide range of programmable DSP cores and subsystems with different price/performance metrics serving multiple markets. In 2007, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 225 million devices. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/

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

    CONTACT: Richard Kingston of CEVA, Inc., +1-408-514-2976,
    richard.kingston@ceva-dsp.com; or Mike Sottak of Wired Island, Ltd.,
    +1-408-876-4418, mike@wiredislandpr.com, for CEVA, Inc.

    Web site: http://www.ceva-dsp.com/
    http://www.tesbv.com/




    CEVA MM2000 Multimedia Solution Powers Solomon Systech MagusCore High Performance Portable Multimedia ProcessorMagusCore SSD1933 dual-core multimedia processor leverages MM2000 to deliver superior multimedia performance at ultra-low power consumption for portable devices

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IIC Taiwan -- CEVA, Inc. [; ], a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform solutions and DSP cores, today announced that Solomon Systech Limited has licensed and deployed the fully programmable MM2000 portable multimedia solution for their MagusCore(TM) multimedia processor platform family. Solomon recently introduced the first processor platform based on the MagusCore(TM) dual-core ARM + CEVA DSP architecture, the SSD1933 multimedia processor.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051010/CEVALOGO)

    Targeting applications such as mobile digital TV (MDTV), portable media players (PMP), personal navigation devices (PND), smart mobile phones and mobile internet devices (MID), the dual-core distributed architecture of SSD1933 leverages the power-efficient CEVA-X DSP core at the heart of MM2000 to handle all multimedia-related tasks including multi-standard video and audio, and recorder functions. MM2000 delivers complete flexibility and superior performance for multimedia acceleration as compared to the traditional architecture approach of using a CPU combined with hardware multimedia accelerators.

    By utilizing MM2000, the SSD1933 is capable of encoding and decoding video in multiple standards, including H.264 standard up to D1 (720x576) resolution at 30fps. Combined with the MPEG-2 Transport Stream Interface (TSI), the SSD1933 offers the ideal solution for multi-standard mobile digital TV. The fully programmable architecture of MM2000 allows SSD1933 to support a wide range of video formats including H.264, MPEG-4, WMV/VC-1, RMVB and H.263 up to D1 resolution to provide a rich multimedia entertainment experience.

    "Deploying CEVA's MM2000 multi-standard and fully programmable multimedia solution in our dual-core distributed MagusCore(TM) SSD1933 processor platform has given us great flexibility and the capability to differentiate each end product design," said Jose Lau, VP, Marketing of Solomon Systech. "The ability to encode and decode video and audio on a single DSP engine supporting multiple multimedia codec standards in software enables our MagusCore(TM) processor platform to reduce design costs while addressing a wide range of end markets. Utilizing a DSP for these functions offloads the CPU from all multimedia-related tasks guaranteeing optimal performance, which are deemed critical success factors for such products."

    "Solomon Systech is a recognized market leader in ICs for a range of portable applications and we are pleased to partner with them as they diversify into the portable multimedia processor arena with their MagusCore(TM) processor platform family," said Gideon Wertheizer, CEO of CEVA. "Their wealth of industry knowledge and understanding of what is required to develop a successful chip for handheld applications is a strong endorsement of our "all-in-software" multimedia solution."

    The CEVA MM2000(TM) portable multimedia solution is designed around a single CEVA-X DSP core without requiring any accelerators or dedicated engines for video and audio processing, and is supported by an advanced set of development tools. These two factors dramatically simplify the application development process and minimize development time for multimedia products. In addition, the general-purpose open CEVA-X DSP at the heart of the MM2000 enables designers to integrate extra functionality in addition to video on the same solution. For example, audio, voice, Bluetooth, GPS, image enhancement, cellular baseband functionality or any proprietary algorithms that require signal processing capabilities can utilize the DSP core engine, thereby reducing costs and increasing differentiation for video-enabled products.

    About Solomon Systech Limited

    Solomon Systech Limited is a leading semiconductor company providing display IC products and system solutions on an international basis under its own global brand. Adopting a "fabless" business model, the Group specializes in the design, development and sales of proprietary IC products that enable a wide range of display applications in mobile phones, portable devices, LCD TVs and other innovative consumer electronic products. More information about the Group, its products and services may be obtained at: http://www.solomon-systech.com/.

    About CEVA, Inc.

    Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., CEVA is a leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP Cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, consumer electronics and storage markets. CEVA's IP portfolio includes comprehensive solutions for multimedia, audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth and Serial ATA (SATA), and a wide range of programmable DSP cores and subsystems with different price/performance metrics serving multiple markets. In 2007, CEVA's IP was shipped in over 225 million devices. For more information, visit http://www.ceva-dsp.com/

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

    CONTACT: Richard Kingston of CEVA, Inc., +1-408-514-2976,
    richard.kingston@ceva-dsp.com; or Mike Sottak of Wired Island, Ltd.,
    +1-408-876-4418, mike@wiredislandpr.com, for CEVA, Inc.; or Yvonne Chan of
    Solomon Systech Limited, +852-2207-1672, yvonne@solomon-systech.com

    Web site: http://www.ceva-dsp.com/
    http://www.solomon-systech.com/




    Misys Unveils Latest Version of Flagship Treasury and Capital Markets Solution for Cross-Asset Trading and Risk Management

    LONDON, September 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

    - Misys Summit FT Version 5.3 Grows Asset Class Coverage With New Equities Trading Platform and Structured Bond Solution - Risk Management Coverage Reinforced With New Market Risk Limits Offering

    Misys (FTSE: MSY.L), the global application software and services company, today announced the latest major release of its flagship treasury and capital markets trading solution. Misys Summit FT V5.3, incorporates several new major modules including a new solution for equities trading, a new system dedicated to structured bonds, and also a new market risk limits offering for extensible business wide risk and compliance monitoring.

    In the wake of the credit crunch, many financial institutions are looking to rationalise systems, but without compromising their ability to model each asset class in the most accurate and efficient way, and without reducing their ability to analyse risk, manage large books and process lifecycle events. At the same time, increasing use of complex instruments such as convertible bonds, which require equities as an underlying, together with strong growth in structured bond issuance, has created growing market need to operate all asset classes in one front-to-back solution. Misys Summit FT V5.3 significantly strengthens Misys' offer in cross-asset transaction processing and enables firms to achieve these goals of rationalising systems and managing trade sophistication.

    Stephen Bruel, Analyst at TowerGroup states: "Cross-asset-class trading continues to emerge as a requirement for the buy side and the sell side and firms require systems to demonstrate five key strengths: flexibility in structuring new products, configurability to adapt the solution to different needs, scalability to take new products to market quickly, extensibility to allow new tables to be created, and processing speed so they can run risk reports and react quickly to market-moving events."

    Dan Cohen, Solutions Manager for Misys Summit FT states: "Our customers are telling us they want to reduce costs and operational risk, and system rationalisation can help on both fronts. Up until recently, no one product has provided a single end-to-end solution across asset classes, causing banks to adopt a silo-ed approach. This release of Misys Summit FT gives banks an opportunity to integrate all their asset classes, including equities, without making any compromise on the depth of functionality in any asset class. This ultimately helps reduce IT spend and improve risk management."

    Major new offerings within Misys Summit FT V5.3 include:

    A new end to end solution for cash & equity derivatives - Misys has created a new equities platform to provide extended coverage for trading and effectively managing equity cash and equity derivatives. Front to back coverage includes pre-deal checks, real-time positions, portfolio management, pricing, risk analysis, confirmation, settlements, corporate actions, valuation and accounting. Moreover, by leveraging Misys' premium structured trading tool, Misys Summit MUST, banks using the solution can create and process all variants of structured equity derivatives that are growing in popularity.

    A new module for structured bonds - As many banks are issuing structured bonds to raise funding in a flooded market, there is a need to fully support structured bonds including structuring, issuing, investing, position-keeping, hedging, swapping, credit, and auditing. The new structured bonds module leverages Misys Summit MUST's technology and has been developed in cooperation with KfW, the German banking group, to enable the processing of structured bonds in the same manner as any standard bond. The new module provides enhanced position management, call processing, capital gains, yield calculations, accounting and theoretical valuation.

    Market risk limits

    To help with the volatility, high volumes and huge risks associated with today's financial markets, Version 5.3 includes a new market risk limits monitoring solution with limit breach notifications and dashboards covering P&L, portfolio or trade sensitivity to risk factors, trader daily volume and many more. Instant notifications through emails, SMS and desktop alerts get information to the right people at the right time, providing an environment of protection and regulatory compliance.

    Misys Solutions for Treasury & Capital Markets has 18 years of market experience and unrivalled software development expertise. It creates integrated, comprehensive solutions for financial institutions to manage their capital market activities across multiple asset classes.

    About Misys plc

    Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), provides integrated, comprehensive solutions that deliver significant results to organisations in the financial services and healthcare industries. We maximise value for our customers by combining our deep knowledge of their business with our commitment to their success.

    In banking and treasury & capital markets, Misys is a market leader, with over 1,200 customers, including all of the world's top 50 banks. In healthcare, Misys is a market leader, serving more than 110,000 physicians in 18,000 practice locations and 600 home care providers. Misys employs around 4,500 people who serve customers in more than 120 countries.

    We aspire to be the world's best application software and services company, delivering results for the most important industries in the world.

    Misys: experience, solutions, results Contact us today, visit: http://www.misys.com/ For further information please contact: Stephen White Misys Solutions for Treasury & Capital Markets +44(0)203-320-5593 stephen.white@misys.com

    Misys plc

    CONTACT: For further information please contact: Stephen White, Misys
    Solutions for Treasury & Capital Markets, +44(0)203-320-5593,
    stephen.white@misys.com




    MarketAxess Announces Expansion of Dealer Group to Include Regional and Diversity Dealers

    NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MarketAxess Holdings Inc. , the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for U.S. and European high-grade corporate bonds, emerging markets bonds and other types of fixed-income securities, today announced two new dealer initiatives in response to institutional investor demand.

    The Company has added 12 regional dealers to its market-making community, primarily to respond to investors' high-grade corporate bond inquiries in smaller trade sizes. MarketAxess has also added nine diversity dealers, who will now be able to compete for institutional investors' fixed-income order flow on the MarketAxess trading platform.

    "In these difficult times for credit markets, investors are seeking alternative sources for market liquidity," said Kelley Millet, President of MarketAxess. "We are pleased to deliver the expanded dealer community to bring additional liquidity for odd-lots, one of the hardest hit areas for efficient and cost-effective trade execution. With this initiative, we believe we can increase market share in smaller trade sizes and improve the overall investor experience on the trading system."

    The new dealers include independent broker-dealer firms, as well as dealer subsidiaries of regional banks. The MarketAxess dealer community now totals more than 50 dealers, up from 31 as of June 30, 2008, with more regional and diversity dealers expected to join.

    About MarketAxess

    MarketAxess operates one of the leading platforms for the electronic trading of corporate bonds and certain other types of fixed-income securities, serving as an electronic platform through which our more than 650 active institutional investor clients can access the liquidity provided by more than 50 broker-dealer clients. MarketAxess' multi-dealer trading platform allows our institutional investor clients to simultaneously request competitive, executable bids or offers from multiple broker-dealers, and to execute trades with the broker-dealer of their choice. MarketAxess offers our clients the ability to trade U.S. high-grade corporate bonds, European high-grade corporate bonds, credit default swaps, agencies, high-yield and emerging markets bonds. MarketAxess also provides data and analytical tools that help our clients make trading decisions, we provide connectivity solutions that facilitate the trading process by electronically communicating order information between trading counterparties and we provide our clients with ancillary technology services. Our DealerAxess(R) trading service allows dealers to trade fixed-income securities with each other on our platform.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements, including statements about the outlook and prospects for Company and industry growth, as well as statements about the Company's future financial and operating performance. These and other statements that relate to future results and events are based on MarketAxess' current expectations. Actual results in future periods may differ materially from the those currently expected or desired because of a number of risks and uncertainties, including: our dependence on our broker-dealer clients; the level and intensity of competition in the fixed-income electronic trading industry and the pricing pressures that may result; the variability of our growth rate; our limited operating history; the level of trading volume transacted on the MarketAxess platform; the absolute level and direction of interest rates and the corresponding volatility in the corporate fixed-income market; our ability to develop new products and offerings and the market's acceptance of those products; our ability to enter into strategic alliances and to acquire other businesses and successfully integrate them with our business; our future capital needs and our ability to obtain capital when needed; our exposure to risks resulting from non-performance by counterparties to transactions executed between our broker-dealer clients in which we act as an intermediary in matching back-to-back trades; and other factors. The Company's actual results and financial condition may differ, perhaps materially, from the anticipated results and financial condition in any such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward- looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. More information about these and other factors affecting MarketAxess' business and prospects is contained in MarketAxess' periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and can be accessed at http://www.marketaxess.com/.

    MarketAxess Holdings Inc.

    CONTACT: Media and Investor Relations Contacts: Stephen Davidson of
    MarketAxess Holdings Inc., +1-212-813-6021, or William McBride of Gavin
    Anderson & Co., +1-212-515-1970

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




    Amdocs and Siemens Team to Deliver T-Mobile Croatia Customer Relationship Management (CRM) SolutionAmdocs and Siemens enable largest service provider in Croatia to offer an improved customer experience

    ZAGREB, Croatia and ST. LOUIS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- T-Mobile Croatia, Siemens Croatia (Siemens IT Solutions and Services) and Amdocs , the leading provider of customer experience systems, today announced the deployment of Amdocs CES (Customer Experience Systems) customer management software at T-Mobile Croatia, the largest mobile provider in the country. Siemens IT Solutions and Services Croatia was the system integrator for the project. Amdocs delivered the software and professional and product-related services, and will also provide product support and maintenance.

    Among the products deployed by T-Mobile Croatia are Amdocs Customer Interaction Manager, Amdocs Support and Amdocs Sales. These products deliver a holistic view of all customer interactions. As a result, T-Mobile Croatia Customer Care is now capable of interacting with customers in a more efficient way.

    Several T-Mobile companies use Amdocs' customer management products, including T-Mobile in Austria, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.

    For more information about Amdocs CES customer management products, please visit: http://www.amdocs.com/Site/Products/Products.htm#cm .

    About T-Mobile Croatia

    T-Mobile Croatia is the leading mobile operator in the Croatian market. The company is dedicated to the permanent technological development and constant extension of offer in line with customer needs. Top technology, service and network quality place T-Mobile Croatia alongside biggest international operators. Innovativeness and listening to customer wishes make it a desired partner in work, fun and everyday life. More information at: http://www.t-mobile.hr/ .

    About Siemens IT Solutions and Services Croatia

    Siemens IT Solutions and Services Croatia is the leading provider of IT solutions and services on domestic market. It covers the entire IT service chain from a single source, from consulting to system integration, right through to the management of IT infrastructures. In addition, Siemens IT Solutions and Services extends the range of offerings of the Siemens Croatia sectors to include software developments and IT solutions. With its comprehensive know-how and industry-specific knowledge, Siemens IT Solutions and Services Croatia provides measurable added value for its customers. More information at: http://www.siemens.hr/ and http://www.siemens.com/it-solutions .

    About Amdocs Customer Experience Systems (CES)

    Amdocs CES is an integrated portfolio that delivers the operating environment service providers need to transform from providers of utility voice, data and video services into purveyors of the digital lifestyle. Amdocs CES allows providers to deliver an optimal customer experience-personalized, participatory and timely across any service, location and device. The Amdocs CES portfolio leverages Amdocs business process best practices based on real-world scenarios, and transcends traditional business support systems (BSS), operations support systems (OSS) and service delivery platforms (SDPs) to enable service providers to address both current and emerging customer experience business processes. Amdocs' unique business model focuses on enabling its customers to create differentiation and build brand, loyalty, profitability and competitive leadership. Please visit http://www.amdocs.com/Site/Vision/CES/SOD.htm for more information.

    About Amdocs

    Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience systems innovation, enabling world-leading service providers to deliver an integrated, innovative and intentional customer experience(TM) at every point of service. Amdocs provides solutions that deliver customer experience excellence, combining the software, service and expertise to help its customers execute their strategies and achieve service, operational and financial excellence. A global company with revenue of $2.84 billion in fiscal 2007, Amdocs has more than 17,000 employees and serves customers in more than 50 countries around the world. For more information, visit Amdocs at http://www.amdocs.com/ .

    Amdocs Forward-Looking Statement

    This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs' growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, Amdocs' ability to grow in the business segments it serves, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, however the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2007, filed on December 3, 2007, and in our quarterly 6-K furnished on February 11, May 6 and August 11, 2008.

    Amdocs

    CONTACT: Public Relations and Internal Communications Department, of
    T-Mobile Croatia, +385-1498-2084, press@t-mobile.hr; or Dinka Karakasic,
    Corporate Communications, Public Relations Manager of Siemens Croatia,
    +385-1610-5900, dinka.karakasic@siemens.com; or Garland Harwood, Weber
    Shandwick for Amdocs, +1-212-445-8373, gharwood@webershandwick.com

    Web site: http://www.amdocs.com/
    http://www.amdocs.com/Site/Products/Products.htm#cm
    http://www.t-mobile.hr/
    http://www.siemens.hr/
    http://www.siemens.com/it-solutions




    AT&T and Mayor's Commission on Aging Host 'Cell Phones for Seniors' Event in Philadelphia September 9thAT&T Representatives Tutor Senior Citizens, Providing Wireless Tips At Free Educational Seminar

    PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

    WHAT: AT&T and the Philadelphia Mayor's Commission on Aging announced today the launch of a new public service initiative designed to benefit Philadelphia's mature adult population. AT&T will host a free public service program -- Cell Phones for Seniors. The first event of its kind is open to all members. Participants do not have to have to be AT&T customers. The one-on-one sessions will answer individual questions on cell phones and services such as controlling the volume on your phone, checking voice mail, sending text messages. AT&T volunteers will provide hands-on demonstrations and one-on-one instructional support. WHEN: Tuesday, September 9 -- 10 a.m. - 12 noon WHERE: Philadelphia Senior Center Tioga Chapter 1531 West Tioga Street Philadelphia, PA BEST -- Senior Citizens getting wireless tips VISUALS: -- Interviews with Senior citizens, Mayor's Office on Aging and AT&T coaches -- Seniors using new services on cell phones 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. In 2008, AT&T again ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine's World's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list and No. 1 on America's Most Admired Telecommunications Company list. 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 marks contained herein are trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

    Note: This AT&T news release and other announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at http://www.att.com/rss. For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at http://www.att.com/newsroom.

    AT&T Inc.

    CONTACT: Ellen Webner of AT&T, +1-201-532-7292 (cell)

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




    South African iBurst Selects FTS' Leap(TM) Billing SolutionLeap Billing to Support Real-time Billing of New and Existing Services

    HERZLIYA, Israel, September 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FTS , a global provider of Billing, CRM and Business Control solutions for communication and content service providers, today announced that iBurst, South Africa's leading wireless broadband provider, has selected FTS' Leap(TM) Billing as its real-time billing solution.

    iBurst is a provider of wireless services to a large customer base in South Africa. The company offers service bundles of data and VoIP services. FTS' Leap Billing platform will be integrated with Softline's Sage Line 500 ERP system, Aradial's AAA and other components to cater for the provider's service requirements, including VoIP. Leap Billing will also support quota management, VoIP interconnect, and complete customer-management functionality including financial transactions.

    "We are very excited with the selection of FTS' Leap Billing platform," said Cobus McQuirk, iBurst's Head of Information Services. "We are confident that FTS' billing, rating, balance-management and business-control functionality will enable us to better serve our customers. We were looking for a low-OPEX solution that will also enable us to streamline our billing operation to offer more service packages to a growing subscriber base, while increasing our revenues. We believe we have found all these features in FTS' Leap Billing."

    "We are confident that Leap Billing's flexibility will enable iBurst to configure and launch new services in very short periods of time," said Gil Hurwitz, FTS' Chief Operating Officer. "This new order from iBurst is further proof of FTS' commitment to fortify its presence in the African market."

    Leap Billing is a real-time billing solution that allows providers to bill for next-generation services delivered over single or multiple network technologies. Based on FTS' patented business-control technology, the solution captures events in real time and responds to them based on a preconfigured set of business policies or actions. This flexibility and ease of use enables service providers to bring new services to customers quickly and economically.

    About iBurst

    WBS Holdings (Pty) Ltd was established in 1999 and owns 100% of Wireless Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd and iBurst (Pty) Ltd. Wireless Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd holds the National Mobile Data Telecommunication (NMDT) license and the South African license for the iBurst Mobile Broadband Internet Technology. iBurst (Pty) Ltd is the exclusive service provider company to Wireless Business Solutions and has been in operation since 1 May 2005. http://www.iburst.co.za/.

    About FTS

    FTS is a leading provider of Billing, CRM and Business Control solutions for communications, content and service providers. By analyzing events from a business standpoint rather than just billing them, FTS allows providers to better understand their customer base and leverage business value from every event and interaction. FTS deploys its full range of end-to-end, stand-alone and add-on solutions to customers in over 40 countries and has implemented solutions in wireless, wireline, cable, content and broadband markets including multiple cross-network installations. Serving the evolving needs of both traditional and next generation service providers, the company's operations comprise four international R&D locations and strategically-located sales support offices worldwide. In 2007, FTS was voted the 'Most Promising Company' at the prestigious TeleStrategies Billing and OSS World industry event. For more information please visit http://www.fts-soft.com/.

    For further information please contact: Sonus PR for FTS Patrick Smith, Tel. +44-20-7903-5454, patrick.smith@sonuspr.com FTS Moshe Peterfreund, Tel. +972-9-952-6500, press@fts-soft.com

    FTS

    CONTACT: For further information please contact: Sonus PR for FTS,
    Patrick Smith, Tel. +44-20-7903-5454, patrick.smith@sonuspr.com; FTS, Moshe
    Peterfreund, Tel. +972-9-952-6500, press@fts-soft.com




    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange Penetrates Asia Commodities Exchange Market With Radware's New Application Delivery PlatformAppDirector 504 Powered by OnDemand Switch Meets High Transaction Rate, Per Second, High Availability, Best Response Time for Online Information Distribution

    HONG KONG, September 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Radware , the leading provider of integrated application delivery solutions for business-smart networking, today announced that Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange ("HKMEx") has deployed Radware's AppDirector 504 - OnDemand Switch with its full featured IPS functionality and protection capabilities including DoS shield, behavioral DoS and bandwidth management.

    HKMEx is a newly established commodities exchange in Hong Kong. As a bridge for the international commodities markets with China, HKMEx provides an efficient and transparent pricing platform for end-users and the global trading community to trade tailor-made contracts, hedge pricing risks in China and across the region. With the new platform, HKMEx offers competitive transactions costs and ultimately increase participation with Chinese commodities traders.

    In the last year, HKMEx hired Red Jasper, a business and technology consultant, to select a high-performance platform capable of being scalable to meet its business growth demands. At the same time, the platform was not to compromise performance or security. After a thorough assessment, Radware's OnDemand Switch with its full feature IPS capabilities was chosen amongst platforms.

    "We selected Radware's OnDemand Switch as we were impressed by its exceptional performance especially concerning long-term scalability, creating unique business benefits and protection of our technology investment," said Mr. Kevin B. Iwanaga, Chief Technology Officer of HKMEx. "We are glad to have partnered with Radware and Red Jasper as they can deliver top-of-the-line hardware and software integration services, which will provide a secure online environment."

    Mr. Bernard Tan, Principal Consultant of Red Jasper, said "We examined and compared the products available in the market and Radware's OnDemand Switch delivers the breakthrough performance and scalability needed in today's evolving market. It is also able to detect and react against network or server attacks in real-time. "Both Radware's Layer 4-7 performance in load balancing and comprehensive security features are unprecedented in the market and play an important role in helping us to deliver on customers' objectives," Mr. Tan continued.

    "Our OnDemand Switch was designed with customers in mind," said Maurice Wong, Country Manager, Radware, Hong Kong. "Based on innovative architecture and an easily upgradeable license approach, customers will be able to scale easily with no need to swap out existing equipment. This results in the ability of our customers to easily meet their network and business needs more efficiently and effectively, avoiding unnecessary project migration downtime, extra costs and risks."

    About Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange

    Hong Kong Mercantile Exchange ("HKMEx") has been founded on June 25, 2008 with the objective of bridging the international commodities markets with China through an efficient and transparent pricing platform for end-users and the global trading community. The company was founded on the conviction that state of the art trading systems would be built from Internet-enabled, secure platform. With the electronic trading platform on commodities, HKMEx allows customers to trade tailor-made contracts, hedge pricing risks in china and across the region, lower transactions costs and increase participation by Chinese commodities traders. HKMEx operates from Hong Kong headquarters and trading expected to commence in the first quarter of 2009.

    About Red Jasper

    Red Jasper is a business and technology consultant, providing premium industry-tailored solutions, as well as information, advice and opinions based on advanced research and analytics techniques in logistics and supply chain management. The Red Jasper team of highly qualified consultants and developers utilizes advanced research to fuel continuous innovation in the markets they serve, helping client organizations to manage technology change initiatives, optimize operations, and collaborate alongside them to achieve high performance and an accelerated return on their investments.

    About Radware

    Radware , the global leader in integrated application delivery solutions, assures the full availability, maximum performance, and complete security of business-critical applications for more than 5,000 enterprises and carriers worldwide. With APSolute(TM), Radware's comprehensive and award-winning suite of intelligent front-end, access, and security products, companies in every industry can drive business productivity, improve profitability, and reduce IT operating and infrastructure costs by making their networks "business smart." For more information, please visit http://www.radware.com/.

    This press release may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, general business conditions in the Application Switching or Network Security industry, changes in demand for Application Switching or Network Security products, the timing and amount or cancellation of orders and other risks detailed from time to time in Radware's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Radware's Form 20-F.

    Radware Ltd

    CONTACT: Media Relations: Joyce Anne Shulman, +1-201-785-3209,
    joyceannes@radware.com




    Dow Jones Factiva Ranked Above Traditional Competitors in Outsell Search, Aggregation & Syndication ReportCompany Receives the High Rating for its Vision and Ability to Execute, Grouped Together with Google, Yahoo and MSN

    NEW YORK, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Dow Jones & Company, a News Corporation company , today announced that it has been recognized as a market leader by research and advisory firm Outsell, Inc. (http://www.outsellinc.com/), in the Outsell 2007 Search, Aggregation & Syndication (SAS) Market Size and Share Report. According to the Outsell research, Dow Jones's line of premier information solutions, Dow Jones Factiva, is ranked among Google, Yahoo and MSN and ahead of LexisNexis.

    The Outsell SAS Market Size and Share Report highlights the leadership potential of the top companies by market share as well as promising companies in the SAS segment, rating each featured company on its ability to execute its vision and the extent to which it is in tune with market trends. Using these criteria, the report finds that Dow Jones Factiva has established itself as a technology leader in the SAS market and has positioned itself to capitalize on significant revenue growth in the coming years.

    "Dow Jones Factiva has continued to evolve as a strong contender in this space," said Ned May, director and lead analyst of Search, Aggregation & Syndication for Outsell, Inc. and the report's author. "Dow Jones Factiva has the resources and the energy to execute, and it has done so well. It also has the vision -- and is deploying it via a technology infrastructure designed for tomorrow's information worker."

    May added, "With this approach, searches are conducted by intelligent agents within information portals on behalf of researchers, rather than as activities undertaken by the researchers themselves. In short, the portal is increasingly doing the searching rather than the individual. As search fatigue sets in among professional seekers, we expect to see Dow Jones Factiva flourish in the coming years."

    "This report validates our strategy in the marketplace to deliver our customers innovative solutions that respond to their needs and enable them to perform their jobs more efficiently," said Clare Hart, executive vice president, Dow Jones & Company, and president, Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group. "Our customers are our strategic partners and we look to their feedback to drive our product roadmap, moving us from a current awareness and research content aggregator to a complete business research platform that powers intelligent enterprises around the world."

    Dow Jones is a strong, long-term, strategic partner that understands the needs and requirements of its customers. In late 2007, the organization launched its "Research the Researcher" initiative, an on-going, extensive survey of Professional Researchers, both customers and non-customers, focused on bringing the customer experience forward in product strategy. Drawing from this in-depth research and analysis, Dow Jones Factiva has developed strategic enhancements that have helped customers become more efficient and demonstrate value throughout their organizations.

    To view Dow Jones Factiva coverage in the Outsell report, visit http://www.factiva.com/press/outsell. For more information about Dow Jones Factiva, visit http://www.factiva.com/, and for more information about the Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group, visit http://www.solutions.dowjones.com/.

    ABOUT DOW JONES

    Dow Jones & Company (http://www.dowjones.com/) is a News Corporation company (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A; ASX: NWS, NWSLV; http://www.newscorp.com/). Dow Jones is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. Its Enterprise Media Group includes Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones Factiva, Dow Jones Client Solutions, Dow Jones Indexes and Dow Jones Financial Information Services. Its Local Media Group operates community-based information franchises. Dow Jones owns 50% of SmartMoney and 33% of STOXX Ltd. and provides news content to radio stations in the U.S.

    Dow Jones & Company

    CONTACT: Shannon Sullivan, Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group
    Public Relations Manager, Americas & APAC, +1-609-627-2312,
    shannon.sullivan@dowjones.com

    Web site: http://www.dowjones.com/
    http://www.outsellinc.com/




    Qiao Xing Mobile Invites Actress Zhang Ziyi as Spokesperson for its Luxury VEVA Brand in China

    BEIJING, Sept. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. (the "Company") , one of China's leading domestic manufacturers of mobile handsets through its subsidiary, CEC Telecom Co., Ltd., today announced that it has invited Miss Zhang Ziyi, one of the best known Chinese actresses internationally, the leading actress of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, to be the spokesperson for its luxury VEVA brand in China.

    Mr. Wu Zhi Yang, Chairman of the Company, commented, "We are very pleased to have Miss Zhang Ziyi as the spokesperson for our VEVA brand handsets in China. We believe that this will greatly lift the image of the brand name and help position VEVA as one of best luxury brands in the Chinese mobile handset market."

    About Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.:

    Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. is one of the leading domestic manufacturers of mobile handsets in China in terms of unit sales volume. The Company manufactures and sells mobile handsets based primarily on Global System for Mobile Communications, or GSM, global cellular technologies. It operates its business primarily through CEC Telecom Co., Ltd., or CECT, its 96.6%-owned subsidiary in China. Currently, its products are sold under the "VEVA", "CECT" and "YAMI" brand names. Through its manufacturing facility in Huizhou, Guangdong Province, China, and two research and development centers in Huizhou and in Beijing, the Company develops, produces and markets a wide range of mobile handsets, with increasing focus on differentiated products that generally generate higher profit margins. For more information, please visit http://www.qxmc.com/ .

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements, as defined in the safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, these forward-looking statements can be identified by words or phrases such as ''aim,'' ''anticipate,'' ''believe,'' ''continue,'' ''estimate,'' ''expect,'' ''intend,'' ''is /are likely to,'' ''may,'' ''plan,'' ''potential,'' ''will'' or other similar expressions. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about Qiao Xing Mobile's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Information regarding these factors is included in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Qiao Xing Mobile does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release is as of September 9, 2008 and Qiao Xing Mobile undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

    For more information, please contact: Ma Tao Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. Tel: +86-10-8219-3706 Email: matao@qxmc.com

    Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.

    CONTACT: Ma Tao of Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd.,
    +86-10-8219-3706, or matao@qxmc.com

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




    The Sports Network Continues to Expand Its Global Reach with Mobile Services and Contec Alliance

    HATBORO, Pennsylvania, September 9 /PRNewswire/ --

    The Sports Network and Contec Innovations Inc. (TSX Venture: BUZ), a global mobile services provider, have announced that TSN, one of the world's leading sports content providers, has joined the BUZmob Mobile Media Network to expand the distribution of its proprietary global sports news data to mobile audiences worldwide. TSN provides real-time coverage of sports on a global basis that includes MLB, NFL, NHL, NBA, College Football and Basketball, tennis, golf, NASCAR, soccer, rugby, mixed martial arts, horse racing, boxing, lacrosse and a host of others complemented by coverage of key international events such as the Olympics, Ryder Cup, Masters, March Madness, the MLB, NFL, NHL and NBA drafts, World Series, Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, NBA Championships, Wimbledon, the U.S. and British Opens, Indy 500, Triple Crown, World Cup Soccer and many more!

    Mickey Charles, President, CEO and founder of The Sports Network said, "Our partnership with Contec empowers our organization with the critical mobile technologies and relationships required to effectively distribute our content through mobile channels. We are looking forward to presenting the early results of our collaboration at the CTIA Wireless Entertainment & ITS Show this week in San Francisco. And I would urge all to visit http://tsnsim.buzmob.com -- for a live presentation of our services."

    Don Lay, President and CEO of Contec added, "There is no other news category more in demand by mobile audiences worldwide than sports. The Sports Network provides BUZmob with a vast roster of live sports news and information that will generate a variety of exciting new services for distribution. Be it soccer or basketball games, cricket test matches or the Olympics, sporting events are watched and followed by hundreds of millions of people in countries all over the world -- these are deeply engaged fans who want up-to-the-minute news and updates on their favourite sports and athletes on their mobile handsets."

    About The Sports Network

    The Sports Network, America's foremost international real-time sports wire service, furnishes a plethora of content on a 24/7 basis utilizing state-of-the-art technology that sets the tone for entire industry. Additionally, Sportsnetwork.com delivers proprietary global sports news data to thousands of sites online and, now, to mobile users Worldwide in partnership with Contec Innovations. TSN clients include Google, IBS/NBC, Tribune Interactive, Knight-Ridder Digital, Lexis*Nexis, Westwood One, New York Times, Denver Post, L.A. Times, Detroit News, Clear Channel Network, Learfield Communications, Media News, Metro Source, Comtex and hundreds more. For more information please visit http://www.sportsnetwork.com. For more information contact: Ken Zajac @ +1-215-441-8444 or e-mail kzajac@sportsnetwork.com

    About Contec Innovations

    Innovators in mobile technology and services. BUZmob live mobile services enable mobile operators, media companies and service providers to generate new revenue from dynamic content services that engage mobile audiences worldwide -- on every handset, every network, everywhere. BUZmob offers the largest portfolio of live news, sports, entertainment and finance content delivered as a managed service. Examples of live services are available at http://www.buzmob.com. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Contec Innovations (TSX Venture: BUZ) has a sales and support office in Beijing, China. For more information: http://www.contec.ca.

    Web site: http://www.sportsnetwork.com http://tsnsim.buzmob.com http://www.contec.ca http://www.buzmob.com

    The Sports Network

    Maureen Galeone of The Sports Network, +1-215-441-8444, Maureen@sportsnetwork.com




    Autonomy Enables Apple(R) iPhone(TM) for Business Process ManagementExtends Reach of Business Process Compliance to Increasing Population of Corporate iPhone Users

    CAMBRIDGE, England and SAN FRANCISCO, September 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc , a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that its business process management and intelligent electronic forms solutions provide support for corporate users of the Apple(R) iPhone(TM). This marks the latest addition to the company's extensive list of user-facing mediums for securely collecting, presenting and automating information related to business processes based on the meaning of the content, including HTML, PDF, BlackBerry and paper-based forms and documents.

    According to a recent survey conducted by ChangeWave with 1,947 respondents involved with IT spending in their organizations, "Apple...continues to show considerable momentum in terms of corporate planned purchases - up 4-pts from previous. In short, while recent ChangeWave consumer surveys have shown the 3G iPhone having a huge impact on consumer demand, the current results show the iPhone is beginning to gain real traction in the corporate market as well."

    Autonomy delivers seamless integration with the Apple iPhone, providing advanced capabilities including fully auditable and secure digital signatures, approval workflow, information collection, business activity monitoring, analytics and collaboration to global enterprises. With this solution, IT administrators can also be ensured of rapid and seamless integration with their existing infrastructure, such as LDAP, VPN, corporate information sources, virtualization and authentication.

    One of the major challenges for organizations pursuing business process improvement initiatives is the dependence on human interactions. With the proliferation of mobile devices such as smart phones and mobile e-mail devices, many organizations rely heavily on ad-hoc e-mail-based interactions to drive key business processes, such as procurement approvals. This is convenient from an access perspective; however, pursuing this path introduces significant risks and issues related to information security, lack of process visibility, significant process delays, and even compliance violations.

    "Autonomy embraces the human element of business processes and turns the variability of human behavior into compliant and tangible business advantages," said Mark Seamans, CEO of Autonomy Cardiff. "Autonomy's support of the Apple iPhone brings the ability to initiate, route, approve, track and even digitally sign key business processes using an intuitive iPhone-based interface. This enables field and mobile-based employees and users to effectively participate in business processes as though they were in their office environment."

    The Autonomy Business Process Management and Intelligent Document suite automates all aspects of paper-based, mobile and Web-based human-centric business processes. This technology forms an understanding of the content and purpose of information in the organization and uses that understanding to guide people throughout the process lifecycle, providing them with the right information and right user interface, whether web, mobile, paper, email or voice, needed to complete tasks quickly and accurately. It delivers significant cost reduction, accelerated processes and an improved customer experience by taking formerly static documents and enabling them to 'process themselves' through the introduction of embedded intelligence.

    For more information on the Autonomy's business process management and intelligent eForm solutions, please visit http://www.cardiff.com/products/index.html.

    About Autonomy

    Autonomy Corporation plc is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology allows computers to harness the full richness of human information, forming a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, pan-enterprise search, information governance, end-to-end eDiscovery and archiving, records management, business process management, customer interaction solutions, and video and audio analysis, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.

    Autonomy's customer base comprises of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO, AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyd TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. More than 350 companies OEM Autonomy technology, including BEA, Citrix, EDS, H-P, Novell, Oracle, Sybase and TIBCO, and the company has over 400 VARs and Systems Integrators. The company has offices worldwide.

    Autonomy and the Autonomy logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autonomy Corporation plc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    Autonomy Editorial Contacts: Winifred Shum Autonomy (US) +1-408-771-6668 wshum@autonomy.com David Vindel Red (UK) +44-207-0256529 david.vindel@redconsultancy.com Tania Kempf Cohn & Wolfe (US) +1-650-281-7556 Tania_Kempf@sfo.cohnwolfe.com Edward Bridges Financial Dynamics (UK) +44-207-831-3113 edward.bridges@fd.com

    Autonomy Corporation plc

    CONTACT: Autonomy Editorial Contacts:, Winifred Shum, Autonomy (US),
    +1-408-771-6668, wshum@autonomy.com; David Vindel, Red (UK), +44-207-0256529,
    david.vindel@redconsultancy.com; Tania Kempf, Cohn & Wolfe (US),
    +1-650-281-7556, Tania_Kempf@sfo.cohnwolfe.com; Edward Bridges, Financial
    Dynamics (UK), +44-207-831-3113, edward.bridges@fd.com




    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. Announces Monthly Net Revenues

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (NYSE: ASX; TAIEX: 2311; "ASE" or the "Company"), announces its unaudited consolidated net revenues for August 2008.

    Consolidated net revenues (unaudited) Aug Jul Aug Sequential YoY (NT$ Million) 2008 2008 2007 Change Change Net Revenues 8,781 8,715 9,387 +0.8% -6.5% Safe Harbor Notice:

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although these forward-looking statements, which may include statements regarding our future results of operations, financial condition or business prospects, are based on our own information and information from other sources we believe to be reliable, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release. The words "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend", "plan" and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify these forward- looking statements in this press release. Our actual results of operations, financial condition or business prospects may differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons, including risks associated with cyclicality and market conditions in the semiconductor industry; demand for the outsourced semiconductor packaging and testing services we offer and for such outsourced services generally; the highly competitive semiconductor industry; our ability to introduce new packaging, interconnect materials and testing technologies in order to remain competitive; our ability to successfully integrate pending and future mergers and acquisitions; international business activities; our business strategy; general economic and political conditions; possible disruptions in commercial activities caused by natural or human-induced disasters; our future expansion plans and capital expenditures; the strained relationship between the Republic of China and the People's Republic of China; fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates; and other factors. For a discussion of these risks and other factors, please see the documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our 2007 Annual Report on Form 20-F filed on June 30, 2008.

    Contact: ASE, Inc. Joseph Tung, CFO / Vice President Freddie Liu, Vice President Allen Kan, Manager Tel: +886-2-8780-5489 Fax: +886-2-2757-6121 Email: ir@aseglobal.com http://www.aseglobal.com/ US contact: Clare Lin, Director Tel: +1-408-986-6524 Email: clare.lin@aseus.com

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.

    CONTACT: Joseph Tung, CFO and Vice President, or Freddie Liu, Vice
    President, or Allen Kan, Manager, +886-2-8780-5489, or fax,
    +886-2-2757-6121, ir@aseglobal.com, all of ASE, Inc.; or US contact, Clare Lin,
    Director, +1-408-986-6524, clare.lin@aseus.com




    Nokia to Demonstrate Latest Elements of OviStepwise Approach to Increasing Ovi Functionality Aimed at Ensuring a Smooth and Intuitive User Experience

    ESPOO, Finland, September 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In an online event later today Nokia will demonstrate the new personal information management (PIM) sync functionality of Ovi.com, as well as the recently launched Nokia Ovi Suite for PC and the Files on Ovi remote- access service. These different elements of Ovi help you manage your personal information and media in various ways through a simple and unified interface.

    "Today we are showing people how you can easily backup, sync and share your content using Ovi services on your PC, the web and your mobile device," said Jussi Nevanlinna, Vice President of Product and Portfolio Management in Nokia's Services & Software business. "Our stepwise approach to rolling out and integrating these and other elements of Ovi lets us learn and adjust according to the feedback we receive from people, so that we can constantly improve the user's experience of our services. We recognize that in the services business bringing something new to market is not the end of its development - it's only the beginning."

    The latest version of Ovi.com, which is now available as a public beta, offers free functionality for syncing your calendar, contacts, notes and tasks between a Nokia mobile device and http://www.ovi.com/. With this functionality Ovi.com users can now create an online backup of their important information that they can access and edit anytime when connected to the internet. Nokia believes this improves a customer's mobile experience by safeguarding their personal information in case their device is lost or stolen.

    With the Nokia Ovi Suite for PC application you can easily copy files and information from your Nokia mobile device to your computer; back up the contents of your Nokia device; and drag-and-drop photos and videos to Share on Ovi, the media sharing service Nokia launched earlier this year.

    Files on Ovi allows you to remotely access the files on your internet-connected personal computers from any browser-enabled mobile phone or computer. You can also store files online in your Anytime Files personal storage area so that they are always accessible to you. The service is based on the software and expertise Nokia obtained through the acquisition of Avvenu in December 2007.

    To participate in the online event go to: http://events.nokia.com/

    The event will open at 15:00 CET on Tuesday, September 9. There will be a live question and answer session with Ovi product managers from approximately 15:10 to 16:00. A similar question and answer session will be held from 07:10 CET on Wednesday, September 10.

    About Nokia

    Nokia is the world leader in mobility, driving the transformation and growth of the converging Internet and communications industries. We make a wide range of mobile devices with services and software that enable people to experience music, navigation, video, television, imaging, games, business mobility and more. Developing and growing our offering of consumer Internet services, as well as our enterprise solutions and software, is a key area of focus. We also provide equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through the Nokia Siemens Networks.

    http://www.nokia.com/

    Nokia Corporation

    CONTACT: Media Enquiries: Nokia, Communications, Tel. +358-7180-34900,
    Email: press.services@nokia.com




    ViewCast Introduces a High-Density, Eight-Channel Streaming Encoder; Ideal for Web-based Surveillance & Traffic Monitoring Applications

    PLANO, Texas, September 9 /PRNewswire/ --

    ViewCast(R) Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a leading global provider of next-generation streaming media technology, today announced the launch of the Niagara(R) 8224 high-density analog media encoder. The newest addition to ViewCast's high-performance Niagara streaming encoder family, the Niagara 8224 is an ideal solution for the needs of government and security/law enforcement operations through its ability to capture, stream and archive premium-quality audio and video simultaneously on eight fully independent channels.

    With the Niagara 8224, users can encode and stream media in real-time, at multiple bit rates, in multiple formats and multiple resolutions for a variety of demanding multi-channel applications. It is also well suited for multi-channel audio applications with the ability to deliver eight stereo or 16 mono audio streams. Examples of markets that will benefit from this encoder include state and local governments for streaming of open meetings or remote viewing of multiple traffic and weather cameras; security, military, and law enforcement agencies for remote viewing of multiple surveillance cameras; and content delivery networks for more efficient broadcast of multiple music and radio programs.

    The Niagara 8224 system accepts component, composite or Y/C (S-Video) analog video inputs for up to eight channels, and balanced and unbalanced stereo audio inputs. Each channel can be configured independently to deliver multiple streams in multiple viewing formats and multiple bit rates, and each stream can be individually sized, scaled, and customized with bitmap overlays (e.g. logos and graphics) and other features such as closed-caption pre-rendering. Encoding and streaming formats delivered by the Niagara 8224 include Windows Media(R), RealVideo(R), H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Adobe(R) Flash(R) capture-to-file, 3GPP/3GPP2 container format and uncompressed AVI capture-to-file.

    Niagara 8224 systems come standard with two of ViewCast's most versatile control and management software applications, Niagara SCX(R) Pro and SimulStream(R), both pre-configured and ready to use.

    The Niagara 8224 will make its debut at the upcoming IBC2008 show in Amsterdam, September 12 through 16. In addition, IBC2008 will mark the first time ViewCast will demonstrate its new Niagara GoStream(R) SURF portable streaming appliance to a European audience. Powered by ViewCast's renowned Osprey(R) video capture technology, the GoStream SURF allows users to broadcast to the Web in multiple full-resolution streams in multiple formats and multiple bit rates -- all simultaneously. The SURF's combination of power and portability gives users the flexibility to stream content from a controlled studio environment or an off-site location.

    "The Niagara 8224 and the GoStream SURF are two of the most innovative and versatile encoding platforms on the market today, and they are both great examples of why ViewCast is a global leader in next generation streaming solutions," said Dave Stoner, president and chief executive officer of ViewCast.

    To learn more about ViewCast video streaming solutions, visit IBC stand 7.J10 or http://www.viewcast.com.

    About ViewCast Corporation

    ViewCast designs, manufactures and markets industry leading hardware and software solutions that enable users to capture, encode audio/video content for live video streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) delivery over IP and mobile networks. ViewCast products include the Niagara(R) Pro and portable Niagara GoStream(R) families -- all powered by renowned Osprey(R) video capture technology. ViewCast's software, including Niagara SCX(R), Niagara SCX SDK and Osprey SimulStream(R) provides remote system management, and enhances Osprey and Niagara hardware to configure multiple, simultaneous multi-format, multi bit rate, multi-resolution video streams. This array of tools empowers broadcasters, businesses, network service providers and government to expand their audience in the digital media market place. http://www.viewcast.com

    ViewCast(R), Osprey(R), Niagara(R), Niagara SCX(R), GoStream(R), SimulStream(R), and EZStream(R) are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

    ViewCast Contact: Jeff Kopang Vice President of Marketing Tel: +1-972-488-7200 E-mail: jeffk@viewcast.com PR Agency Contact: David Netz Wall Street Communications Tel: +1-303-329-0359 E-mail: dave@wallstcom.com Investor Contact: Dan Matsui Allen & Caron Tel: +1-949-474-4300 E-mail: d.matsui@allencaron.com

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

    ViewCast Corporation

    Jeff Kopang, Vice President of Marketing of ViewCast Corporation, +1-972-488-7200, jeffk@viewcast.com; or David Netz of Wall Street Communications, +1-303-329-0359, dave@wallstcom.com; or Investors, Dan Matsui of Allen & Caron, +1-949-474-4300, d.matsui@allencaron.com, both for ViewCast Corporation




    South African iBurst Selects FTS' Leap(TM) Billing Solution Leap Billing to Support Real-time Billing of New and Existing Services

    HERZLIYA, Israel, September 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FTS , a global provider of Billing, CRM and Business Control solutions for communication and content service providers, today announced that iBurst, South Africa's leading wireless broadband provider, has selected FTS' Leap(TM) Billing as its real-time billing solution.

    iBurst is a provider of wireless services to a large customer base in South Africa. The company offers service bundles of data and VoIP services. FTS' Leap Billing platform will be integrated with Softline's Sage Line 500 ERP system, Aradial's AAA and other components to cater for the provider's service requirements, including VoIP. Leap Billing will also support quota management, VoIP interconnect, and complete customer-management functionality including financial transactions.

    "We are very excited with the selection of FTS' Leap Billing platform," said Cobus McQuirk, iBurst's Head of Information Services. "We are confident that FTS' billing, rating, balance-management and business-control functionality will enable us to better serve our customers. We were looking for a low-OPEX solution that will also enable us to streamline our billing operation to offer more service packages to a growing subscriber base, while increasing our revenues. We believe we have found all these features in FTS' Leap Billing."

    "We are confident that Leap Billing's flexibility will enable iBurst to configure and launch new services in very short periods of time," said Gil Hurwitz, FTS' Chief Operating Officer. "This new order from iBurst is further proof of FTS' commitment to fortify its presence in the African market."

    Leap Billing is a real-time billing solution that allows providers to bill for next-generation services delivered over single or multiple network technologies. Based on FTS' patented business-control technology, the solution captures events in real time and responds to them based on a preconfigured set of business policies or actions. This flexibility and ease of use enables service providers to bring new services to customers quickly and economically.

    About iBurst

    WBS Holdings (Pty) Ltd was established in 1999 and owns 100% of Wireless Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd and iBurst (Pty) Ltd. Wireless Business Solutions (Pty) Ltd holds the National Mobile Data Telecommunication (NMDT) license and the South African license for the iBurst Mobile Broadband Internet Technology. iBurst (Pty) Ltd is the exclusive service provider company to Wireless Business Solutions and has been in operation since 1 May 2005. http://www.iburst.co.za/.

    About FTS

    FTS is a leading provider of Billing, CRM and Business Control solutions for communications, content and service providers. By analyzing events from a business standpoint rather than just billing them, FTS allows providers to better understand their customer base and leverage business value from every event and interaction. FTS deploys its full range of end-to-end, stand-alone and add-on solutions to customers in over 40 countries and has implemented solutions in wireless, wireline, cable, content and broadband markets including multiple cross-network installations. Serving the evolving needs of both traditional and next generation service providers, the company's operations comprise four international R&D locations and strategically-located sales support offices worldwide. In 2007, FTS was voted the 'Most Promising Company' at the prestigious TeleStrategies Billing and OSS World industry event. For more information please visit http://www.fts-soft.com/.

    For further information please contact: Sonus PR for FTS Patrick Smith, Tel. +44-20-7903-5454, patrick.smith@sonuspr.com FTS Moshe Peterfreund, Tel. +972-9-952-6500, press@fts-soft.com

    FTS

    CONTACT: For further information please contact: Sonus PR for FTS,
    Patrick Smith, Tel. +44-20-7903-5454, patrick.smith@sonuspr.com; FTS, Moshe
    Peterfreund, Tel. +972-9-952-6500, press@fts-soft.com




    ViewCast Introduces a High-Density, Eight-Channel Streaming Encoder; Ideal for Web-based Surveillance & Traffic Monitoring Applications

    PLANO, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViewCast(R) Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: VCST) , a leading global provider of next-generation streaming media technology, today announced the launch of the Niagara(R) 8224 high-density analog media encoder. The newest addition to ViewCast's high-performance Niagara streaming encoder family, the Niagara 8224 is an ideal solution for the needs of government and security/law enforcement operations through its ability to capture, stream and archive premium-quality audio and video simultaneously on eight fully independent channels.

    With the Niagara 8224, users can encode and stream media in real-time, at multiple bit rates, in multiple formats and multiple resolutions for a variety of demanding multi-channel applications. It is also well suited for multi-channel audio applications with the ability to deliver eight stereo or 16 mono audio streams. Examples of markets that will benefit from this encoder include state and local governments for streaming of open meetings or remote viewing of multiple traffic and weather cameras; security, military, and law enforcement agencies for remote viewing of multiple surveillance cameras; and content delivery networks for more efficient broadcast of multiple music and radio programs.

    The Niagara 8224 system accepts component, composite or Y/C (S-Video) analog video inputs for up to eight channels, and balanced and unbalanced stereo audio inputs. Each channel can be configured independently to deliver multiple streams in multiple viewing formats and multiple bit rates, and each stream can be individually sized, scaled, and customized with bitmap overlays (e.g. logos and graphics) and other features such as closed-caption pre-rendering. Encoding and streaming formats delivered by the Niagara 8224 include Windows Media(R), RealVideo(R), H.263, H.264, MPEG-4 Part 2, Adobe(R) Flash(R) capture-to-file, 3GPP/3GPP2 container format and uncompressed AVI capture-to-file.

    Niagara 8224 systems come standard with two of ViewCast's most versatile control and management software applications, Niagara SCX(R) Pro and SimulStream(R), both pre-configured and ready to use.

    The Niagara 8224 will make its debut at the upcoming IBC2008 show in Amsterdam, September 12 through 16. In addition, IBC2008 will mark the first time ViewCast will demonstrate its new Niagara GoStream(R) SURF portable streaming appliance to a European audience. Powered by ViewCast's renowned Osprey(R) video capture technology, the GoStream SURF allows users to broadcast to the Web in multiple full-resolution streams in multiple formats and multiple bit rates -- all simultaneously. The SURF's combination of power and portability gives users the flexibility to stream content from a controlled studio environment or an off-site location.

    "The Niagara 8224 and the GoStream SURF are two of the most innovative and versatile encoding platforms on the market today, and they are both great examples of why ViewCast is a global leader in next generation streaming solutions," said Dave Stoner, president and chief executive officer of ViewCast.

    To learn more about ViewCast video streaming solutions, visit IBC stand 7.J10 or http://www.viewcast.com/.

    About ViewCast Corporation

    ViewCast designs, manufactures and markets industry leading hardware and software solutions that enable users to capture, encode audio/video content for live video streaming and video-on-demand (VOD) delivery over IP and mobile networks. ViewCast products include the Niagara(R) Pro and portable Niagara GoStream(R) families -- all powered by renowned Osprey(R) video capture technology. ViewCast's software, including Niagara SCX(R), Niagara SCX SDK and Osprey SimulStream(R) provides remote system management, and enhances Osprey and Niagara hardware to configure multiple, simultaneous multi-format, multi bit rate, multi-resolution video streams. This array of tools empowers broadcasters, businesses, network service providers and government to expand their audience in the digital media market place. http://www.viewcast.com/

    ViewCast(R), Osprey(R), Niagara(R), Niagara SCX(R), GoStream(R), SimulStream(R), and EZStream(R) are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

    ViewCast Contact: Jeff Kopang Vice President of Marketing Tel: +1 (972) 488-7200 E-mail: jeffk@viewcast.com PR Agency Contact: David Netz Wall Street Communications Tel: +1 (303) 329-0359 E-mail: dave@wallstcom.com Investor Contact: Dan Matsui Allen & Caron Tel: +1 (949) 474-4300 E-mail: d.matsui@allencaron.com

    ViewCast Corporation

    CONTACT: Jeff Kopang, Vice President of Marketing of ViewCast
    Corporation, +1-972-488-7200, jeffk@viewcast.com; or David Netz of Wall Street
    Communications, +1-303-329-0359, dave@wallstcom.com; or Investors, Dan Matsui
    of Allen & Caron, +1-949-474-4300, d.matsui@allencaron.com, both for ViewCast
    Corporation

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




    Bruce Jaffe Joins Hi-Media as Strategy AdvisorLeading Online Media Company Adds Former Microsoft Executive to Help Develop Key Businesses

    PARIS, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hi-Media Group (ISIN Code FR0000075988 -- HIM, HIM.PA), Europe's leading global, integrated online media company announced today that the former head of corporate development at Microsoft Corporation, Bruce Jaffe, has joined Hi-Media to advise the Board on strategy and development. Mr. Jaffe is an experienced Internet executive who was responsible for acquisitions, investments and joint ventures as corporate vice president for corporate development at Microsoft.

    "At Hi-Media, Cyril Zimmermann has built a leading publicly-traded, pure-play Internet company," said Jaffe. "I'm pleased to join them as Hi-Media looks to accelerate its growth as one of Europe's few global online players with a unique portfolio of publishing, advertising and payments businesses."

    "We are delighted to have Bruce contributing his formidable experience and insights as we execute on our strategy, particularly as we grow Fotolog and our micro-payments businesses in Europe, Latin America and the United States," said Hi-Media Founder and CEO Cyril Zimmermann. "Bruce's unmatched background gives Hi-Media a tremendous resource as we continue our vision of building a leading integrated online media company."

    Founded by Cyril Zimmermann in 1996, Hi-Media has developed into an Internet media leader by combining publishing, advertising and payment platforms. In 2007, Hi-Media acquired Fotolog, the 4th most-trafficked social network in the world (according to Alexa) with over 20 million member accounts in more than 200 countries. The company is the European leader in internet micro-payments and is the #3 advertising network in Europe. Bruce Jaffe will focus on helping to expand Hi-Media's position as a top Internet media company and driving its strategy of integrating advertising and micro-payments services with publishing assets to maximize value across all lines of business for the company's users, partners and shareholders.

    About Hi-Media

    Hi-Media now ranks among the world's biggest Internet publishers, with 30 million unique users ranking Hi-Media among the world's 100 leading Internet media groups (comScore). The Hi-Media audience is monetized by the Group's integrated advertising network and micro-payment platform, which also provide such services for third parties with more than 200,000 partner sites. Hi-Media is among Europe's leaders in interactive advertising and electronic micro-payments. The Group operates in 9 countries. Hi-Media is listed on the Euronext Paris Eurolist B and belongs to the SBF 250, CAC IT, and CAC Small 90 indices. ISIN Code: FR0000075988. Site: http://www.hi-media.com/ .

    This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy Hi-Media shares. If you wish to obtain further information about Hi-Media, please refer to our website http://www.hi-media.com/ .

    This press release may contain some forward-looking statements. Although Hi-Media considers that these statements are based on reasonable hypotheses at the date of publication of this release, they are by their nature subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated or projected in these statements. Hi-Media operates in a continually changing environment and new risks emerge continually. Hi-Media does not undertake and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or revise any of these forward-looking statements, whether to reflect new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

    Investor contact Cyril Zimmermann Chief Executive Officer David Bernard Executive Director General Tel: (33) 1 73 03 89 00 Fax: (33) 1 73 03 89 54 Email: infofin@hi-media.com Website: http://www.hi-media.com/ US Contact Andrei Bogolubov 917-849-9300 Andrei.Bogolubov@newprgroup.com

    Hi-Media Group

    CONTACT: Investor contact: Cyril Zimmermann, Chief Executive Officer or
    David Bernard, Executive Director General, (33) 1 73 03 89 00,
    Fax: (33) 1 73 03 89 54, infofin@hi-media.com, both of Hi-Media Group; US
    Contact: Andrei Bogolubov, +1-917-849-9300, Andrei.Bogolubov@newprgroup.com,
    for Hi-Media Group

    Web site: http://www.hi-media.com/




    UMC Reports Sales for August 2008

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TAIEX: 2303), (UMC) today reported unaudited net sales for the month of August 2008.

    Revenues for August 2008 Period 2008 2007 Y/Y Change Y/Y(%) M/M(%) August 8,165,231 10,433,413 -2,268,182 -21.74% -4.35% Jan.-Aug. 65,937,194 68,608,201 -2,671,007 -3.89% N/A (*) All figures in thousands of New Taiwan Dollars (NT$), except for percentages.

    Additional information about UMC is available on the web at http://www.umc.com/ .

    Contacts: Bowen Huang or I Cheng Lu UMC, Investor Relations Tel: +886-2-2700-6999, ext. 6957 Email: bowen_huang@umc.com or i_cheng_lu@umc.com

    United Microelectronics Corporation

    CONTACT: Bowen Huang, or I Cheng Lu, both of UMC, Investor Relations,
    +886-2-2700-6999 ext. 6957, bowen_huang@umc.com, i_cheng_lu@umc.com

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




    Nearly One-Third of Female Workers in the UK Say They are Paid Less Than Their Male Counterparts With the Same Experience, CareerBuilder.co.uk Survey Finds

    LONDON, September 9 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Survey Compares Workplace Equality in the U.S. and Seven European Countries: Female Workers in Germany are the Most Likely of Workers Surveyed to Report Wage Discrimination, Female Workers in the Netherlands are the Least Likely

    The Battle of the Sexes continues in the workplace according to a new survey from CareerBuilder.co.uk. Although employers are increasingly introducing programs to promote equality, 30 per cent of female workers in the United Kingdom say they feel they are paid less than their counterparts of the opposite sex with the same skills and qualifications. Thirteen per cent of men in the UK say they feel they are paid less than their female counterparts. The CareerBuilder.co.uk survey, "Workplace Equality," included more than 3,700 workers across seven European countries and also surveyed workers in the United States.

    Overall, 38 per cent of the female European workers surveyed, believe they experience pay discrimination when compared to their male counterparts with the same qualifications. Female workers in Germany (45 per cent) were the most likely of those surveyed to report wage discrimination and women in the Netherlands (28 per cent) were the least likely to report wage discrimination.

    Per cent of women workers who say they are paid less than their male counterparts with the same skills and qualifications:

    -- Germany 45 per cent -- France: 43 per cent -- Italy: 36 per cent -- Sweden: 35 per cent -- United Kingdom: 30 per cent -- Spain: 30 per cent -- Netherlands: 28 per cent -- United States: 34 per cent -- Europe Overall: 38 per cent

    Other Areas of Discrimination

    Pay isn't the only area where women say they are experiencing discrimination. Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of female workers in the UK say they have fewer career advancement opportunities than their counterparts of the opposite sex with the same skills and qualifications, 17 per cent say they get fewer training and learning opportunities and 12 per cent say they have less workplace flexibility.

    Comparing countries, female workers in the Netherlands are the least likely of those surveyed to feel discrimination when it comes to career advancement and female workers in the Italy are the most likely to report this type of discrimination.

    Per cent of women workers who say they have fewer career advancement opportunities than their counterparts of the opposite sex with the same skills and qualifications:

    -- Italy: 50 per cent -- France: 43 per cent -- Germany: 40 per cent -- Spain: 34 per cent -- Sweden: 27 per cent -- United Kingdom: 24 per cent -- Netherlands: 20 per cent -- United States: 26 per cent -- Europe Overall: 37 per cent

    "While female workers in the UK reported less discrimination than European workers overall, there is still much work to be done to promote equality in the workplace," said Tony Roy, Managing Director of CareerBuilder.co.uk. "Companies recognise the competitive advantage a diverse workforce provides and are placing more emphasis on recruitment and retention practices that encourage equality."

    Perceptions of Discrimination

    When asked to what they attribute getting paid less and/or having fewer career advancement opportunities than their male counterparts, 36 per cent of UK women say men tend to be more aggressive in their compensation negotiations. More than one-third (34 per cent) of women say management tends to show favoritism to members of the opposite sex and 27 per cent say men tend to schmooze more with the boss. Nearly a quarter (24 per cent) of women workers in the UK say men tend to get better or more high profile projects and 18 per cent say men are perceived as needing to have more money to support their families.

    Survey Methodology

    This survey was conducted online within France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the US, respectively, by Harris Interactive on behalf of CareerBuilder.com among 3,711 employees from France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom (sample sizes per country range from 337 to 656), and 7,960 employees from the US (employed full-time; not self-employed and non government) ages 18 and over between May 22, and June 27, 2008. Based on the pure probability of each country's sample size, one could say with a 95 per cent probability that the respective sampling error per non-US country range from 3.83 to 5.34 per centage points, and +/- 1.1 per centage points for the US. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.

    About CareerBuilder.co.uk

    CareerBuilder UK is one of the most visited online job sites in the United Kingdom, with more than one million unique visitors in June 2008, according to comScore. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), CareerBuilder.co.uk powers the career centres for more than 160 individual UK sites that reach national, local, industry and niche audiences. Job seekers visit CareerBuilder.co.uk every month to search for opportunities by industry, location, company and job type, sign up for automatic e-mail job alerts, and get advice on job hunting and career management. For more information about CareerBuilder products and services, visit http://www.careerbuilder.co.uk.

    Media Contact: CareerBuilder.co.uk Tanya Flynn +1-773-527-1164 Mobile: +1-773-607-9663 Tanya.Flynn@careerbuilder.com Web site: http://www.careerbuilder.com http://www.careerbuilder.co.uk

    CareerBuilder.co.uk

    Tanya Flynn of CareerBuilder.co.uk, +1-773-527-1164 +1-773-607-9663, Mobile, Tanya.Flynn@careerbuilder.com




    Middle Kingdom Alliance Corp. To Merge With a Leading Distributor of Mobile Phones in China

    SHANGHAI, China and BEIJING, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Middle Kingdom Alliance Corp. ("MK"); (BULLETIN BOARD: MKGB, MKGD, MKGBB, MKGBW, MKGDU, and MKGBU) announced that it has entered into an agreement to effect a merger with Pypo Digital Company Limited.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    -- The merged company will be named Pypo China Holdings Limited and it intends to apply for the listing on NASDAQ as soon as practicable following the closing.

    -- Pypo's two institutional shareholders, Golden Meditech, a Hong Kong- listed investment company (8180.HK) and ARC Capital Holdings Limited, a London AIM-listed fund (ARCH.LN) have agreed in principle that, prior to Middle Kingdom's stockholder's meeting which will be held to obtain approval for the merger, they stand ready to purchase up to $10,000,000 of Middle Kingdom Alliance class B shares at prices up to $8.40 per share.

    -- Pypo is one of four national distributors for Samsung mobile phones in China and has an extensive distribution network that covers over 350 cities.

    -- The number of Chinese mobile phone subscribers is expected to grow from 531 million today to more than 1 billion in 2012.

    -- Pypo has begun to acquire several mobile phone retail chains and is further expanding its well-established distribution network to position it for success in this high-growth sector.

    -- Audited net income of $30.2 million for the fiscal year ended March 2008.

    -- Purchase price of $378 million, approximately 12.6x the size of Middle Kingdom's IPO.

    Pypo Digital Company Limited is the parent company of Beijing Pypo Technology Limited (together with Pypo Digital Company, "Pypo"). Pypo is a leading distributor in China of Samsung mobile phones and other related products. Samsung is currently the number two mobile phone brand in China.

    Pypo's current management team is expected to remain in place to run the business following consummation of the merger. The parties expect that, upon consummation of the merger, the combined companies will be known as Pypo China Holdings Limited. Jay Tanenbaum, MK's chief executive officer, is expected to assist Pypo as its senior vice president, corporate communications and Michael Marks, MK's president, is expected join the newly constituted board of directors.

    Jay Tanenbaum stated, "We are extremely excited to announce this merger, one of the largest ever among China SPACs and we believe the largest in any market for a SPAC of Middle Kingdom's size. Pypo has built a strong business in China's dynamic mobile phone sector and is well-positioned to continue its impressive growth. Middle Kingdom's funds will be added to over $140 million in private equity capital already invested in Pypo over the last few years by other investors. In addition to Pypo management, Golden Meditech Company Limited, a Hong Kong-listed investment company and ARC Capital Holdings Limited, a London AIM-listed fund have invested in the company and helped to guide its recent success. We are particularly pleased that all of Pypo's key executives who have substantial equity interests in Pypo, including Mr. Kuo Zhang, Pypo's chairman, and Mr. Dongping Fei, chief executive officer, will remain with the company and continue their excellent work." Michael Marks added, "Pypo is strongly positioned to capture the promise of China's mobile phone subscriber growth. Penetration rates in China remain substantially below that of other industrialized Asian countries. The industry is being reshaped to increase competition among carriers for subscribers. We believe that Pypo's established position in distribution and its expanding retail M&A strategy will allow it to benefit greatly."

    Kuo Zhang, chairman of Pypo's board of directors, commented, "Pypo will pursue a two-pronged growth strategy. First, we intend to expand our distribution business by adding capabilities and coverage while seeking new product lines to add to our already strong relationship with Samsung." Dongping Fei added, "China is experiencing strong growth in mobile phones, and we believe the fragmented retail sector is a strong candidate for consolidation. This gives Pypo a second growth opportunity. Pypo has already succeeded in acquiring three retail chains, has agreed to acquire three others, and we are busy identifying and studying other acquisition targets. That Pypo already has three or four year-old business relationships with all of the target companies makes us a favored partner."

    TRANSACTION SUMMARY

    MK proposes to redomicile to the Cayman Islands where it and Pypo will merge into a newly formed company to be known as Pypo China Holdings Limited.

    Under the terms of the agreement, MK's successor will issue to Pypo's current shareholders 45 million common shares, and up to an additional 23 million common shares subject to earn out provisions through March 2011 which may be extended to 2012 under certain circumstances. All of these shares will be restricted under a limited lock-up agreement. Middle Kingdom will also issue 3.4 million warrants to Pypo with terms similar to its existing Class B warrants. Middle Kingdom believes the value of the securities issued to effect the merger to be at least $378 million based on the conversion price of $8.40 per Class B share (MK's estimated trust account as of December 13, 2008).

    -- Middle Kingdom will issue 45 million common shares at closing plus warrants to purchase 3.4 million common shares.

    -- Middle Kingdom will be required to issue additional common shares under the earn out as follows:

    -- 10 million common shares will be earned if Pypo achieves US$54 million of Adjusted Net Income in the fiscal year ending March 2010; and

    -- 13 million common shares will be earned if Pypo achieves US$67 of Adjusted Net Income in the fiscal year ending March 2011

    Both earn out awards are "all or none" but with a one-year grace period if Pypo misses either target.

    For purposes of the earn out, Adjusted Net Income differs from GAAP Net Income. Certain expenses on an after-tax basis are added back to GAAP Net Income to determine Adjusted Net Income. These include merger expenses under SFAS No. 141R, other expenses of the transaction, amortization of intangibles, impairment of goodwill, taxes payable as a result of this business combination, and third party costs of compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. This will be more fully described in MK's Form S-4 filing and is critical to an understanding of the earn out tests.

    Immediately post-combination the company is expected to have 49,485,955 common shares outstanding. Post-closing and before accounting for earn outs, warrants or underwriters purchase options, Pypo shareholders are expected to beneficially own 90.9% of the combined entity. These figures assume that none of MK's Class B stockholders exercise their conversion rights.

    The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including completion of all necessary documentation and the approval of MK's stockholders.

    If the transaction is completed, the merged company will be named Pypo China Holdings Limited, and it intends to apply to be listed on NASDAQ. However there can be no assurance NASDAQ will approve the listing application or how long the process may take.

    BUSINESS OVERVIEW

    Pypo was established in October 2003 and is headquartered in Beijing. It is one of several national distributors for Samsung mobile phones in China; Samsung is the number two mobile phone brand in China in terms of market share by sales volume. Pypo's distribution network covers approximately 350 cities, 3500 customer accounts and 9500 retail outlets in China, and its retail coverage is expected to grow to over 10,000 outlets by the end of March 2009. Pypo is committed to organic growth of its distribution business. China's mobile phone subscriber base is projected to grow from 531 million today to over one billion in 2012.

    In addition to its distribution business, with management know-how and long-established relationships with retailers, Pypo has expanded into the mobile phone retail sector by acquiring leading regional mobile phone retailers. Currently, Pypo has acquired three retail chains, entered into binding agreements to acquire three more chains with projected closings by the end of December 2008 and is in discussions to acquire three more retail chains.

    This mobile phone retail consolidation strategy is expected to broaden Pypo's revenue base, increase gross margins and enhance its overall competitiveness. Key operating initiatives include upgrading IT systems with the goal of providing more accurate and timely information, improving logistics with the goal of lowering cost per unit delivered and cooperating with operators to provide value-added services and bundling, as mobile phone operator competition increases.

    Pypo also intends to develop its e-commerce business through its website: http://www.dongdianwang.com/.

    FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

    For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, Pypo's total net revenues were $378.3 million, a 28.6% increase from $294.2 million in fiscal 2007. Net income in 2008 was $30.2 million up from approximately $14.4 million in 2007, a 110.6% increase. This increase in net income was due to improved operating efficiency, enhanced cost management and Samsung's increased mobile phone market share in China. Pypo has almost no long-term debt and no preferred stock. Pypo's audited financial statements were prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and will be included in MK's Form S-4 filing with the SEC.

    ABOUT MIDDLE KINGDOM ALLIANCE CORPORATION

    Middle Kingdom is a Delaware organized blank check company organized on January 17, 2006. It completed its initial public offering on December 13, 2006. MK was formed for the purpose of effecting a business combination with an enterprise having its primary operations in the People's Republic of China.

    SAFE HARBOR AND INFORMATIONAL STATEMENT

    This release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this release regarding MK's or Pypo's strategy, future operations, future financial position, prospects, plans and objectives of management, as well as statements, other than statements of historical facts, regarding Pypo's industry, are forward-looking statements. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "predict," "project," "will," "would" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. The parties may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements, and investors should not place undue reliance on the forward- looking statements. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements made by the parties. Important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, include among others: the number and percentage of MK Class B stockholders voting against the business combination; changing principles of generally accepted accounting principles; outcomes of government reviews, inquiries, investigations and related litigation; continued compliance with government regulations; legislation or regulatory environments, requirements or changes adversely affecting the business in which Pypo is engaged; fluctuations in customer demand; management of rapid growth; intensity of competition from other distributers of wireless telecommunications devices and products; the time to develop and market new services and products; general economic conditions; and geopolitical events and regulatory changes. Further, the forward-looking statements do not reflect the potential impact of any future acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, joint ventures, collaborations or investments made by the combined company. Neither MK nor Pypo assumes any obligation to update any forward-looking statements.

    Middle Kingdom and its directors and executive offices may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies for the special meeting of Middle Kingdom's stockholders to be held to approve the proposed acquisition. Each of Middle Kingdom's officers and directors is also a common stockholder of Middle Kingdom and therefore has no rights to any liquidation distribution Middle Kingdom makes with respect to the Class B shares sold in its IPO. Therefore, their common stock will be worthless if Middle Kingdom does not acquire a target business within two years of the IPO as required by Middle Kingdom's Certificate of Incorporation, unless an extension to such time is approved by its stockholders. Stockholders of Middle Kingdom and other interested persons are advised to read Middle Kingdom's preliminary proxy statement and definitive proxy statement, when available, in connection with Middle Kingdom's solicitation of proxies for the special meeting because these proxy statements will contain important information.

    The definitive proxy statement will be mailed to stockholders as of a record date to be established for voting on the proposed acquisition. Stockholders will also be able to obtain a copy of the definitive proxy statement, without charge, from Middle Kingdom. The preliminary proxy statement and definitive proxy statement, once available can also be obtained, without charge, at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's internet site at http://www.sec.gov/.

    Middle Kingdom Alliance Corp.

    CONTACT: Jay Tanenbaum, CEO, jtanenbaum@midkingdom.com, or Michael
    Marks, President, mmarks@midkingdom.com, both of Middle Kingdom Alliance;
    Clement Kwong of ARC Capital Holdings, clement@arccapitalchina.com

    Web site: http://www.midkingdom.com/
    http://www.dongdianwang.com/




    Verizon Business Helps Enterprises Take Advantage of Workplace Mobility

    BASKING RIDGE, New Jersey, September 9 /PRNewswire/ --

    - New Managed Wireless LAN Service Now Available to Large-Business and Government Customers Around the World

    Ensuring that today's employees can collaborate effectively, either in the office or around the world, is critically important to the success of large businesses - and a key challenge for information technology (IT) executives. To help meet that challenge, Verizon Business has launched a new, managed wireless local area network (MWLAN) service that enables businesses and government entities take full advantage of wireless technology.

    Verizon Managed Wireless LAN (MWLAN) Service, including Cisco Unified Wireless Network technology, enables customers to securely extend the reach of LANs within offices, schools and factories, and across corporate and college campuses. Workers have access to networks, applications, data and the Internet while away from their desks, thus enhancing productivity and information sharing.

    The new Verizon Business offering is available immediately in the United States and in 28 countries in Europe and the Asia-Pacific region, and provides the same user experience, regardless of whether employees are located at offices in Beijing, Boston or Brussels.

    [Note: An audio podcast discussing Verizon Managed Wireless LAN Service is available at http://www.podtech.net/home/5351/global-managed-wireless-lan-service-availabl e-around-the-world. (Due to the length of this URL, please copy and paste into your web browser.]

    "Companies are increasingly interested in the potential of wireless to support office-based staff, as well as mobile, global workers," said Nancy Gofus, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Verizon Business. "Our enhanced managed wireless LAN portfolio enables companies to leverage wireless technology while helping manage the day-to-day complexities often associated with wireless LANs."

    Market intelligence and advisory firm IDC, in a May report titled "Worldwide Enterprise Wireless LAN Equipment 2008-2012 Forecast," highlights the growing interest in wireless LAN technology.

    The firm notes that the wireless LAN market will grow by 6 percent this year to US$1.86 billion and that over the long term, developing regions - especially Asia and Central and Eastern Europe - are expected to account for an increasing share and volume of shipments, helping the market grow to nearly US$3.3 billion by 2012(1).

    Verizon Business has provided wireless LANs since 2006 when it began offering Aruba Networks-based MWLAN service to U.S. customers.

    Feature-Rich Benefits

    Verizon Managed Wireless LAN Service is well-suited for enterprises seeking to replace or augment existing wired LANs. Based on the IEEE 802.11 industry standard, the service is highly scalable and features built-in security functions such as centralized network and policy management, as well as intrusion detection and prevention capabilities to help ensure only authorized end users and devices gain access to systems, applications and data.

    Each Verizon Business MWLAN deployment is tailored to customer coverage and security requirements. The company also offers additional specialized professional services to help design, implement and secure wireless LANs. Upon deployment, Verizon Business actively manages the network, monitors to help prevent unauthorized access and the attachment of rogue devices, and provides comprehensive performance reporting.

    "Verizon Business customers can now experience true mobility in the workplace," said Maciej Kranz, vice president of marketing, Wireless Networking Business Unit, Cisco. "Cisco's Unified Wireless Network, combined with Verizon Business' managed and professional services capabilities, delivers a powerful network to help enterprises worldwide enhance their competitive advantage by bolstering productivity and collaboration, and creating new types of business models."

    In addition, Verizon Business has earned the Cisco Powered designation for this service, offering customers an additional level of quality assurance while ensuring the highest standards for architectural design and service levels.

    The Managed Service Advantage

    Verizon Business manages 260,000-plus security, network and hosting devices across more than 4,000 customer networks spanning 142 countries and territories. The company also oversees non-Verizon connections from more than 60 network providers worldwide. Verizon Business' managed network services are backed by industry-leading service-level commitments and the company's award-winning IMPACT management platform.

    About Verizon Business

    Verizon Business, a unit of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ), operates the world's most connected public IP network and uses its industry-leading global-network capabilities to offer large-business and government customers an unmatched combination of security, reliability and speed. The company integrates advanced IP communications and information technology (IT) products and services to deliver leading enterprise solutions including managed services, security, mobility, collaboration and professional services. These solutions power innovation and enable the company's customers to do business better. For more information, visit www.verizonbusiness.com.

    VERIZON'S ONLINE NEWS CENTER: Verizon news releases, executive speeches and biographies, media contacts, high-quality video and images, and other information are available at Verizon's News Center on the World Wide Web at www.verizon.com/news. To receive news releases by e-mail, visit the News Center and register for customized automatic delivery of Verizon news releases.

    (1) IDC, "Worldwide Enterprise Wireless LAN Equipment 2008-2012 Forecast," Doc #211726, May 2008.

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

    Verizon Business

    Kevin W. Irland, Verizon Business, +1-703-886-1117, kevin.w.irland@verizon.com /Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/618232.html




    Perot Systems Successfully Implements Hospital Information System in Abu Dhabi

    PLANO, Texas, September 9 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Comprehensive Electronic Medical Record and Enhanced Administrative Efficiency are Hallmarks of New System

    Perot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) (http://www.perotsystems.com) announced today that it has completed the successful roll-out of a Hospital Information System (HIS) in multiple hospitals and Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in Abu Dhabi.

    In April 2007, the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi engaged Perot Systems to prepare an assessment of the project to help ensure that it would be implemented successfully and ultimately deliver the desired benefits. The goal of the program was to create a system that would provide a comprehensive Electronic Medial Record (EMR) and maximize administrative efficiency. The EMR provides a centralized platform for the management of patient information, enabling all clinicians in the organization to view a single medical record and in the process improve safety as well the efficiency of the entire clinical process. For the PHC's patients the EMR translates into improvements in the quality of care they receive as a result of the fact that their information is centralized and physicians have a more complete picture of the patient's information.

    Upon completion of the review in June of 2007, Perot Systems was asked to manage the roll out of the HIS across three public hospitals and associated PHCs. The hospitals and clinics, now run by a new government owned private company call the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) includes the 468 bed Tawam Hospital, 550 bed Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and 235 bed Al Corniche Hospital.

    A year later, Perot Systems has successfully overseen the HIS implementation in three PHC locations. The system now provides a comprehensive EMR, supports best practice processes in all hospitals, and enables clinical, operational and financial metric reporting.

    "The healthcare market in the Gulf region is growing rapidly, and to accommodate this growth and deliver healthcare of a high standard, SEHA recognizes the need to embrace technology. We appreciate the role Perot Systems has played in helping to successfully bring this system on-line," said John Hawkins, Information Systems and Technology Director for SEHA.

    "One of Perot Systems' goals is to bring our global healthcare domain expertise as an unparalleled resource for the Middle East. We expect that this HIS implementation in Abu Dhabi and our ongoing work with SEHA will not only bring great dividends for healthcare consumers in this region, but also enhance quality and reduce costs for healthcare delivery as we work in concert with Abu Dhabi and other countries in the region," said Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, Executive Vice President, Perot Systems' international healthcare group.

    About SEHA

    SEHA is health in Arabic. The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company -- whose corporate identity is SEHA -- is an independent, public joint stock company created to manage and develop the curative activities of the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. SEHA is committed to providing quality, cost effective healthcare on par with international standards measured through accessibility, affordability, choice and satisfaction. SEHA owns and operates 11 hospital facilities, 2,472 licensed beds, more than 39 Primary Health Clinics and 14,350 employees.

    About Perot Systems

    Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2007 revenue of US$2.6 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at http://www.perotsystems.com/.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. For factors that could affect our business and cause actual results to differ materially, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and available at http://www.sec.gov/, as updated in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed after such Form 10-K, for additional information regarding risk factors. We disclaim any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.

    Media Contacts: Perot Systems Corporation UK Charlie Richards +44-20-7892-1071 Charlie.richards@ps.net US - Healthcare Jonathan Moss +1-972-577-6395 Jonathan.moss@ps.net OCTANE PR Katie Simpson katies@octanepr.com +44-20-7802-2662 Mob: +44-7981-570-534 US - Global Joe McNamara +1-972-577-6165 joe.mcnamara@ps.net

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

    Perot Systems Corporation

    UK, Charlie Richards, +44-20-7892 1071, Charlie.richards@ps.net, or US - Healthcare, Jonathan Moss, +1-972-577-6395, Jonathan.moss@ps.net, or US - Global, Joe McNamara, +1-972-577-6165, joe.mcnamara@ps.net, all of Perot Systems Corporation; or Katie Simpson of OCTANE PR, katies@octanepr.com, +44-20-7802-2662, cell, +44-7981-570-534, for Perot Systems Corporation /Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/122686.html




    Perot Systems Successfully Implements Hospital Information System in Abu DhabiComprehensive Electronic Medical Record and Enhanced Administrative Efficiency are Hallmarks of New System

    PLANO, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Perot Systems Corporation (http://www.perotsystems.com/) announced today that it has completed the successful roll-out of a Hospital Information System (HIS) in multiple hospitals and Primary Healthcare Centres (PHCs) in Abu Dhabi.

    In April 2007, the Health Authority of Abu Dhabi engaged Perot Systems to prepare an assessment of the project to help ensure that it would be implemented successfully and ultimately deliver the desired benefits. The goal of the program was to create a system that would provide a comprehensive Electronic Medial Record (EMR) and maximize administrative efficiency. The EMR provides a centralized platform for the management of patient information, enabling all clinicians in the organization to view a single medical record and in the process improve safety as well the efficiency of the entire clinical process. For the PHC's patients the EMR translates into improvements in the quality of care they receive as a result of the fact that their information is centralized and physicians have a more complete picture of the patient's information.

    Upon completion of the review in June of 2007, Perot Systems was asked to manage the roll out of the HIS across three public hospitals and associated PHCs. The hospitals and clinics, now run by a new government owned private company call the Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA) includes the 468 bed Tawam Hospital, 550 bed Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and 235 bed Al Corniche Hospital.

    A year later, Perot Systems has successfully overseen the HIS implementation in three PHC locations. The system now provides a comprehensive EMR, supports best practice processes in all hospitals, and enables clinical, operational and financial metric reporting.

    "The healthcare market in the Gulf region is growing rapidly, and to accommodate this growth and deliver healthcare of a high standard, SEHA recognizes the need to embrace technology. We appreciate the role Perot Systems has played in helping to successfully bring this system on-line," said John Hawkins, Information Systems and Technology Director for SEHA.

    "One of Perot Systems' goals is to bring our global healthcare domain expertise as an unparalleled resource for the Middle East. We expect that this HIS implementation in Abu Dhabi and our ongoing work with SEHA will not only bring great dividends for healthcare consumers in this region, but also enhance quality and reduce costs for healthcare delivery as we work in concert with Abu Dhabi and other countries in the region," said Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, Executive Vice President, Perot Systems' international healthcare group.

    About SEHA

    SEHA is health in Arabic. The Abu Dhabi Health Services Company -- whose corporate identity is SEHA -- is an independent, public joint stock company created to manage and develop the curative activities of the public hospitals and clinics of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. SEHA is committed to providing quality, cost effective healthcare on par with international standards measured through accessibility, affordability, choice and satisfaction. SEHA owns and operates 11 hospital facilities, 2,472 licensed beds, more than 39 Primary Health Clinics and 14,350 employees.

    About Perot Systems

    Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology services and business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, Perot Systems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver custom solutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations and create new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Perot Systems reported 2007 revenue of $2.6 billion. The company has more than 23,000 associates located in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Additional information on Perot Systems is available at http://www.perotsystems.com/.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. For factors that could affect our business and cause actual results to differ materially, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and available at http://www.sec.gov/, as updated in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed after such Form 10-K, for additional information regarding risk factors. We disclaim any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments, or otherwise.

    Media Contacts: Perot Systems Corporation UK Charlie Richards +44 20 7892 1071 Charlie.richards@ps.net US - Healthcare Jonathan Moss +1 972 577 6395 Jonathan.moss@ps.net OCTANE PR Katie Simpson katies@octanepr.com +44 20 7802 2662 Mob: +44 7981 570 534 US - Global Joe McNamara +1 972 577 6165 joe.mcnamara@ps.net

    Perot Systems Corporation

    CONTACT: UK, Charlie Richards, +44 20 7892 1071,
    Charlie.richards@ps.net, or US - Healthcare, Jonathan Moss, +1-972-577-6395,
    Jonathan.moss@ps.net, or US - Global, Joe McNamara, +1-972-577-6165,
    joe.mcnamara@ps.net, all of Perot Systems Corporation; or Katie Simpson of
    OCTANE PR, katies@octanepr.com, +44 20 7802 2662, cell, +44 7981 570 534, for
    Perot Systems Corporation

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

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/122686.html




    International IC-Taiwan Conference & Exhibition opens today, set to highlight green technologies

    Intel Asia-Pacific Embedded Sales Group and Ultra Mobility Group's Director

    to deliver keynote address on developing environmentally-conscious embedded

    systems

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, Sept. 9 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Sources' International IC-Taiwan Conference & Exhibition (IIC-Taiwan, http://www.english.iic-taiwan.com/ ) opens today and is scheduled to run through Sept. 11 in Hall 2 of the Taipei World Trade Center. The exhibition will feature 130 booths showcasing next-generation technology from leading international companies, representing a 17 percent growth from 2007.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030303/LNM011LOGO-b )

    This year's event will highlight green technologies. Intel Asia-Pacific Embedded Sales Group and Ultra Mobility Group's Director, Michael Chen, is set to kick off the show with a keynote address at 9:30 a.m., giving delegates a glimpse into the future of embedded systems with increasing environmental consciousness.

    On day two, industry experts from Microchip, NXP Semiconductors, ON Semiconductor and Texas Instruments are scheduled to discuss efficient power solutions at the Clean Energy Initiatives Summit.

    "Engineers are evolving the way they think about design. Clean technology, power conservation and environmental consciousness are the new watchwords in today's electronics industry," said Mark A. Saunderson, President of Global Sources Electronics Business Unit.

    "This year, eco-solutions and green technology are at the core of arguably the most important and influential IIC-Taiwan conference offerings to-date. These conferences will focus on designs for a better environment, presenting the latest technologies and solutions to improve product efficiencies while reducing power consumption.

    "Technical gurus are set to deliver ground breaking ideas on green engineering to spur environmentally-friendly innovations among Taiwan's engineers."

    Other summits and conference topics at the event include automotive electronics, design automation, embedded software and systems, memory design, microcontrollers and processors, portable audio video, wireless technology, signal processing, as well as test and measurement.

    Top international technology vendors to feature next-generation technologies

    Leading technology vendors worldwide, including Ansoft, ASUSTek, Atmel, Intel, Microchip, National Instruments, NEC Electronics, Renesas, VIA Technologies and Wind River, are scheduled to exhibit at IIC-Taiwan.

    The event is scheduled to feature its first Components Zone, plus IC- design Zone and Korean IT-SOC Pavilion, covering the latest passive and electromechanical technologies, chips and solutions from local chip design operations from around Asia.

    IIC-Taiwan 2008 is open to qualified visitors from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information about the exhibition and a full conference program schedule, visit http://www.english.iic-taiwan.com/ .

    International IC events line-up in 2009 covers eight cities across Greater China

    The International IC series is scheduled to cover eight cities in Greater China in 2009:

    * IIC-China: -- Shenzhen, Feb. 26-27 -- Xi'an, March 2-3 -- Beijing, March 5-6 -- Shanghai, March 9-10 -- Wuhan, Sept. 14-15 -- Dongguan, Sept. 17-18 -- Chengdu, Sept. 22-23 * IIC-Taiwan: -- Taipei, Aug. 6-7

    For more information about IIC-China 2009, visit http://www.english.iic-china.com/ .

    Global Sources design-to-export solution for Greater China's electronics industry

    IIC-Taiwan is an important part of Global Sources' portfolio of electronics industry media and trade show brands. Combining 29 online and 11 print media, plus four events which run 14 times across eight cities, Global Sources provides Greater China's electronics industry with end-to-end support -- from product conceptualization through to export of finished products.

    Global Sources' portfolio also includes Greater China's key electronics industry event brands, such as the International IC-China Conference & Exhibition ( http://www.english.iic-china.com/ ) and the China Sourcing Fair: Electronics & Components ( http://www.chinasourcingfair.com/ ).

    For more information about Global Sources, visit http://www.corporate.globalsources.com/ .

    About Global Sources

    Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business is facilitating trade from Greater China to the world, using a wide range of English-language media. The other business segments facilitate trade from the world to Greater China, and trade within China, using Chinese-language media.

    The company provides sourcing information to volume buyers and integrated marketing services to suppliers. It helps a community of over 725,000 active buyers source more profitably from complex overseas supply markets. With the goal of providing the most effective ways possible to advertise, market and sell, Global Sources enables suppliers to sell to hard-to-reach buyers in over 230 countries.

    The company offers the most extensive range of media and export marketing services in the industries it serves. It delivers information on 4.3 million products and more than 196,000 suppliers annually through 14 online marketplaces, 13 monthly magazines, over 100 sourcing research reports and 9 specialized trade shows which run 27 times a year across eight cities.

    Suppliers receive more than 36 million sales leads annually from buyers through Global Sources Online ( http://www.globalsources.com/ ) alone.

    Global Sources has been facilitating global trade for 37 years. Global Sources' network covers more than 69 cities worldwide. In mainland China, Global Sources has over 2,800 team members in more than 44 locations, and a community of over 1 million registered online users and magazine readers for Chinese-language media.

    Global Sources Press Contact in Asia: Camellia So Tel: +852-2555-5021 Email: cso@globalsources.com Global Sources Press Contact in U.S.: James W.W. Strachan Tel: +1-480-664-8309 Email: strachan@globalsources.com Global Sources Investor Contact in Asia: Investor Relations Department Tel: +852-2555-4777 Email: investor@globalsources.com Global Sources Investor Contact in U.S.: Kirsten Chapman Lippert/Heilshorn & Associates, Inc. Tel: +1-415-433-3777 Email: investor@globalsources.com

    Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030303/LNM011LOGO-b
    PR Newswire Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Global Sources

    CONTACT: Press contact in Asia: Camellia So, +852-2555-5021,
    cso@globalsources.com; Press contact in U.S.: James W.W. Strachan of Global
    Sources, +1-480-664-8309, strachan@globalsources.com; Investor contact in
    Asia: IR Department of Global Sources, +852-2555-4777,
    investor@globalsources.com; Investor Contact in U.S.: Kirsten Chapman of
    Lippert-Heilshorn & Associates, Inc., +1-415-433-3777,
    investor@globalsources.com, for Global Sources

    Web site: http://www.english.iic-taiwan.com/
    http://www.english.iic-china.com/
    http://www.globalsources.com/
    http://www.chinasourcingfair.com/
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    The United States Postal Service Uses Transportation Modeling to Reduce Transportation CostsSavings of over $10 million in two years since the model was deployed in 2006

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ILOG(R) (Nasdaq: ILOG; Euronext: ILO, ISIN: FR0004042364) today announced that the United States Postal Service (USPS) has realized over $5 million in annual savings through a strategic transportation management initiative. Developed by USPS and IBM using ILOG CPLEX(R) optimization software, the Highway Corridor Analytic Program (HCAP) uses advanced technology to analyze USPS highway transportation scenarios and identify cost saving opportunities. The HCAP model examines routing and scheduling options to minimize costs while meeting business goals -- leading to a savings of over $10 million in the two years since the model was deployed in 2006.

    The USPS transportation network is large and complex -- including responsibility for shipping over 200 billion pieces of mail per year through a system of transportation networks -- and accommodates many different levels of services to its customers. The USPS network must consider different classes of mail, including Priority, First Class, and Standard, as well as different types of mail, such as letters, flats, and parcels. These complexities of various mail sizes, weights, and classes, coupled with the large scale of the USPS network, create a challenging environment in which to plan and manage transportation.

    To address these challenges, the HCAP model uses specialized optimization technology to identify the best allocation of mail among transportation resources. Optimization technology enables quick calculation of the best possible utilization of resources -- including vehicles, people, time, processes, equipment, raw materials, supplies, capacity, and securities

    -- needed to achieve a desired business result, such as minimizing cost or process time or maximizing throughput, service levels, or profits.

    "The United States Postal Service operates in a very unique business environment, where the overall size of operations and the inherent logistical complexities create significant challenges in managing the transportation network," said E.J. Matto, Associate Partner, IBM. "Using optimization technology for the transportation model helps the USPS uncover opportunities to streamline areas of long-haul transportation through consolidation."

    The HCAP initiative helps to identify opportunities to consolidate trucks to maximize use of resources without sacrificing service levels. In addition, USPS is provided with the most efficient plan for utilizing existing transportation assets, accounting for specified parameters, such as routes, delivery time, truck capacity restrictions, and mail class. The size of a typical scenario is bound by approximately 15,000 business constraints and 3,200 variables. The program's model can be applied to a wide variety of scenarios to ensure timely delivery of mail, while not exceeding truck capacity or violating routes.

    About USPS For more information about USPS visit http://www.usps.com/. ILOG

    ILOG delivers software and services that empower customers to make better decisions faster and manage change and complexity. Over 3,000 corporations and more than 465 leading software vendors rely on ILOG's market-leading business rule management system (BRMS), supply chain planning and scheduling applications, as well as its optimization and visualization software components, to achieve dramatic returns on investment, create market-defining products and services, and sharpen their competitive edge. ILOG was founded in 1987 and employs more than 840 people worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.ilog.com/.

    ILOG and ILOG CPLEX are registered trademarks of ILOG S.A. and ILOG Inc. All other trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.

    ILOG

    CONTACT: Monika Raj of ILOG, +1-408-991-7128, mraj@ilog.com

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

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