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Companies news of 2008-11-17 (page 3)

  • BOOMj, Inc. Reports on LocalAdLinkLocal Advertising Solutions for a Global Market
  • Supermicro Launches Single-Socket High-End Desktop Platforms Based on Intel X58 Express...
  • Federal Signal Enhances Intelligent Transportation to Enable Commerce and TravelSee...
  • Shonn Greene, Percy Harvin, Case Keenum and James Rodgers Announced as Week Twelve...
  • Beacon Equity Issues Technical Trade Alerts on Software Stocks: TSLI, SY, ADBE, MSFT, CA,...
  • Paradigm Holdings Provides Business Update and Reports Financial Results for the Third...
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    BOOMj, Inc. Reports on LocalAdLinkLocal Advertising Solutions for a Global Market

    HENDERSON, Nev., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BOOMj, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BOMJ) http://www.boomj.com/, the leading Baby Boomer Community and Local Advertising and E-Commerce Solution for the global marketplace, today announced that LocalAdLink, a local ad solution for the global marketplace, has signed up 300 independent sales representatives selling ads in local markets across the US and projects 1,500 by the end of December, 2008 (commission only). The Company also projects approximately 4,500 LocalAdLink Independent Sales Representatives to be signed up by the end of the First Quarter 2009.

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    "Recently, BOOMj embarked on an incredibly complex and significant transformation as we fundamentally shifted our business model from a social- shopping portal and added a local advertising platform to the company which will add high margins to its business model, and rapidly accelerate revenues," stated BOOMj, Inc. CEO, and e-commerce veteran (founder of Shopping.com) Bob McNulty.

    "We are aggressively expanding our advertising capabilities," said McNulty, "building on the strength of LocalAdLink.com, and growing our sales network. We have formed an independent sales force selling ads to local businesses across the nation. This will be one of the largest and most sophisticated local ad networks on the Internet."

    LocalAdLink sells ads to local business across the nation, and places these ads on its owned and operated or third party sites using its proprietary geo-targeted software to market local ads to viewers within a "living distance" of the viewer's zip code. Additionally, LocalAdLink pushes its ads out to Google, Yahoo, and an additional 100 search engines across the Internet.

    Regarding BOOMj, Inc.'s other web properties, by the end of the First Quarter 2009, I-Supply.com, the e-commerce solution for online properties, will power approximately 1000 high traffic web sites. BOOMj.com is going strong and continues to improve relevant content for Baby Boomers and Generation Jones. BOOMj.com is expanding its Experts Network, projecting an addition to its 50 current experts to 100 total by the end of the First Quarter 2009.

    In response to the current state of affairs of the Market, to be fiscally conservative, and to get the company to breakeven very shortly, BOOMj, Inc. cut expenses by 53%. We expect the company to become profitable in the First Quarter of 2009.

    "My vision for BOOMj is to build an integrated and sophisticated local advertising and e-commerce Internet network, while capitalizing on our community platform. We have a very exciting business and have a very bright future as we move the Company forward," concluded McNulty.

    About BOOMj, Inc.

    BOOMj, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: BOMJ - News) owns and operates BOOMj.com http://www.boomj.com/ the leading niche portal with social networking and e-commerce serving Baby Boomers and Generation Jones. BOOMj.com integrates content, social networking, e-commerce, and advertising, in health, finance, politics, technology, entertainment, travel, and lifestyle. BOOMj, Inc. also operates LocalAdLink http://www.localadlink.com/, bringing local advertising to the global market, and I-Supply http://www.i-supply.com/, the comprehensive e-commerce solution for websites and social networks. For more information regarding the company, please visit http://boomj.ir.stockpr.com/

    Safe Harbor Statement:

    Safe Harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for historical information, the matters discussed in this press release contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to economic, competitive, governmental and technological factors affecting BOOMj's operations, markets, products and prices and other factors discussed in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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    CONTACT: Liz Wong of BOOMj, Inc., +1-949-679-7000, ir@boomj.com

    Web site: http://www.boomj.com/
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    Supermicro Launches Single-Socket High-End Desktop Platforms Based on Intel X58 Express ChipsetEnergy efficient whisper-quiet platforms for the Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 processor

    SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. , a leader in application-optimized, high performance server and workstation solutions, today launched its first line of energy efficient whisper-quiet (27dB) platforms based on the new Intel(R) X58 Express chipset.

    (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/AQM050)

    "At Supermicro, we deliver the best quality and performance, with industry leading energy efficiency. Our single-socket platforms based on the new X58 Express chipset are no exception," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. "Our performance-optimized X8SAX and C7X58 motherboards support dual graphics cards via two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots to deliver up to twice the performance for the most demanding games and visual applications."

    The new Supermicro platforms are based on the Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 processor, which features an Integrated Memory Controller (IMC) that supports three channels of DDR3 memory up to 1600 MHz, along with the new QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) for data transfers up to 6.4 GT/s.

    Supermicro's new C7X58 high-end desktop motherboard supports both nVidia(R) SLI(TM) and ATI(R) CrossfireX(TM) technology to deliver exceptional performance with support for two add-in graphics cards. Other key features include support for up to 24 GB DDR3 memory, two PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots, dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, high-definition 7.1 audio with S/PDIF outputs, and two IEEE 1394a headers.

    The SuperWorkstation 5036T-TB, powered by Supermicro's X8SAX motherboard, features a high-efficiency (85%+*) 465W power supply along with whisper-quiet (27dB) performance. Other standard features include two 64-bit PCI-X slots, four hot-swap drive bays, and a cooling air shroud for optimized thermal performance.

    Supermicro is also introducing several single-socket server platforms based on the Intel X58 Express chipset, including an option for integrated IPMI 2.0 to provide the most cost-effective remote server management. Supermicro offers the following single-socket SuperServers based on its new X8STE and X8STi series motherboards:

    SuperServer 1016T-M3F: 20" 1U, 8 hot-swap 2.5" SAS/SATA, integrated IPMI 2.0

    SuperServer 5016T-MTF: 20" 1U, 4 hot-swap 3.5" SATA, integrated IPMI 2.0 SuperServer 5016T-MR: Short-depth (14") 1U with 4 LAN ports

    SuperServer 5016T-T: Cost-effective 1U supports 2 hot-swap 3.5" SATA drives

    SuperServer 5026T-3F: 2U, 8 hot-swap 3.5" SAS/SATA, integrated IPMI 2.0

    SuperServer 5026T-T: 2U supports 6 add-on cards, 8 hot-swap 3.5" SATA drives

    Supermicro Server Building Block Solutions(R) offer exceptional flexibility and feature advantages. For more information on Supermicro's complete line of server, workstation and blade solutions go to http://www.supermicro.com/.

    About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    Supermicro emphasizes superior product design and uncompromising quality control to produce industry-leading serverboards, chassis and server systems. These Server Building Block Solutions provide benefits across many environments, including data center deployment, high-performance computing, high-end workstations, storage networks and standalone server installations. For more information on Supermicro's complete line of advanced motherboards, SuperServers, and optimized chassis, visit http://www.Supermicro.com, email Marketing@Supermicro.com or call the San Jose, CA headquarters at +1 408-503-8000.

    SMCI-F * Peak power efficiency figure based on internal testing results.

    Supermicro and Server Building Block Solutions are registered trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Michael Kalodrich of Super Micro Computer, Inc.,
    Michaelk@supermicro.com

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




    Federal Signal Enhances Intelligent Transportation to Enable Commerce and TravelSee ALPR-powered tolling, time over distance and speed enforcement capabilities at 15th World Congress on ITS

    NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- World Congress on ITS -- Now more than ever, successful global commerce and travel hinges on intelligent transportation systems that enable mission-critical tolling, time over distance and speed enforcement applications. It is no surprise that transportation leaders turn to Federal Signal for technology-enhanced systems to protect people, property and the environment on roadways -- every day.

    Layers of intelligence

    At the 15th World Congress on ITS in New York City, Federal Signal will unveil a suite of total solutions that help transportation leaders protect and serve communities and citizens around the world. Federal Signal (Booth #360) also will demonstrate how the company's technologies give transportation leaders the edge they need to enable commerce and travel like never before. Federal Signal's total solutions for intelligent transportation systems include:

    -- The Federal Signal SpikeHD(TM) ALPR system integrates illumination, cameras and processor into a seamless automated license plate recognition (ALPR) solution that can read up to six license plates at once to protect your revenue stream. The SpikeHD system is deployed across many roadways around the world -- implementation of the system is now underway on the Colorado E-470 tollway.

    -- The Federal Signal SpeedSpike(TM) average speed enforcement system by PIPS with properly equipped cameras, and where legislation allows, can also provide data to the Federal Signal ALPR network. Unlike traditional point solution monitoring speed at a point on the roadway, the SpeedSpike system monitors time over distance travel and calculates the average speed between any two points on the roadway. This system provides the ultimate speed enforcement tool to modify driver behavior and improve road safety.

    -- The Federal Signal BOSS(R) 3.0 automated license plate recognition (ALPR) back office software by PIPS can gather data collected on roadways to alert public safety first responders to stolen vehicles, amber alerts, chronic toll violations, or other criminal activity.

    Performance is proof

    Dave Kristick, director of operations at the E-470 Public Highway Authority, stated: "E-470 conducted an exhaustive trial period with the SpikeHD system, along with another preferred provider. In our trials as well as in the NCTA Video Shoot Off, we found the SpikeHD cameras offered us the best digital performance and integrated fast and effectively with our back end toll collection system applications. More importantly, we think the use of the SpikeHD cameras give us the best tool for our toll revenue assurance as we transition to cashless non stop tolling in 2009."

    Michael K. Wons, vice president and general manager of Federal Signal Corporation's Public Safety Systems Division, noted: "I'm delighted to launch many robust new products at the World Congress on ITS. The challenges of tolling, time over distance and speed enforcement applications can all be met with Federal Signal's proven advanced technology. Our pioneering efforts on behalf of global transportation customers help generate revenue, recover stolen vehicles and create safer and more secure roadways and communities -- every day."

    See Federal Signal in action

    Check out Federal Signal's total solutions for intelligent transportation at the 15th World Congress on ITS in New York, New York, in booth #360.

    About Federal Signal

    Federal Signal Corporation enhances the safety, security and well-being of communities and workplaces around the world. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and institutional customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates three groups: Safety and Security Systems, Environmental Solutions and Fire Rescue. For more information on Federal Signal, visit: http://www.federalsignal.com/ .

    Federal Signal Corporation's Safety and Security Systems Group

    CONTACT: John Segvich of Federal Signal Corporation, +1-708-587-3486,
    jsegvich@federalsignal.com

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




    Shonn Greene, Percy Harvin, Case Keenum and James Rodgers Announced as Week Twelve Nominees for the AT&T All-America Player of the Week AwardFans Vote via Text Messages; Only College Football Honor Determined by Fan Voting

    ATLANTA, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Four nominees for the AT&T All- America Player of the Week award have been announced after the twelfth week of college football action, and now it's up to fans to determine the winner. University of Iowa running back Shonn Greene, University of Florida wide receiver Percy Harvin, University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum and Oregon State University wide receiver James Rodgers have been selected by ESPN as this week's top candidates, based on the players' outstanding performances over the weekend. Fans can text VOTE to 51234 on their wireless phone to opt in for the chance to vote.

    Greene rushed for 211 yards and two touchdowns in the Hawkeyes' 22-17 victory over Purdue. Harvin rushed for a career-high of 167 yards and two touchdowns in the Gators' 56-6 win over South Carolina. Keenum threw for 402 yards and a career-high six touchdowns and ran for another score in the Cougars' 70-30 upset over No. 23 Tulsa. Rodgers had one rushing touchdown and an 86-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the Beavers' 34-21 victory over California.

    "This was another great week in college football. These four players really helped to deliver their respective teams some exciting victories," said Tim McGhee, director of corporate sponsorships for AT&T. "We are excited to present the opportunity, but it is now all in the fans hands to pick the week twelve recipient of the AT&T All-America Player of the Week Award."

    Fans have until 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday to submit their votes. The winner will be announced during Thursday's ESPN College Football Primetime Presented by Applebee's. Standard text messaging rates apply.

    There is no limit on fan voting, and each vote counts as one entry into a sweepstakes to win a trip to the 2009 Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship game in Miami. Full sweepstakes rules can be found at http://www.espnallamerica.com/rules.aspx.

    In December, four finalists for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year Award will be announced during a one-hour special on ESPN in conjunction with the announcement of the AT&T ESPN All-America Team as selected by the Football Writers Association of America. Fans will then get a chance to say who the best player in the nation is by voting for the AT&T All-America Player of the Year through the BCS. Voting ends at noon ET on Jan. 6, and the winner will be announced during the BCS National Championship game on FOX on Jan. 9.

    Additionally, AT&T customers can view video highlights and photos of each week's candidates and track their favorite teams through AT&T's wireless NCAA Football Portal, which is accessible on AT&T handsets by launching AT&T MEdia(TM) Net and clicking through to the sports category. AT&T wireless customers with 3G handsets can also watch "Confessions of a College Football Junkie" video clips featuring Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit by accessing ESPN on AT&T CV.*

    Through the AT&T MEdia Mall, fans can also download fight song ringtones from more than 150 college and universities. Animated screensavers and 3-D mobile wallpaper are available for more than 100 college and universities.

    *AT&T CV requires a MEdia Max Unlimited or MEdia Net Unlimited bundle. Details on AT&T's MEdia Net bundles and other offers are available at http://www.att.com/wireless.

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    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/.

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    Beacon Equity Issues Technical Trade Alerts on Software Stocks: TSLI, SY, ADBE, MSFT, CA, INTU

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    Paradigm Holdings Provides Business Update and Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2008

    ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Paradigm Holdings, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: PDHO) ("Paradigm"), a provider of comprehensive information technology and business solutions for federal government enterprises, today provided a business update for the third quarter ended September 30, 2008.

    Third Quarter 2008 Highlights: -- Revenues of $9.6 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2008 -- Net loss of $0.01 per share -- Gross profit of $2.0 million -- Gross margin increased 220 basis points to 21.1% -- EBITDA of $0.3 million

    Peter B. LaMontagne, President and CEO, stated, "With the transition to a pure-play federal government IT services provider now behind us, we have begun to focus on the growth of our existing federal government agency client base through our newly expanded business development team in addition to recent acquisitions. The founding of an internal cyber forensics training academy has provided us with new opportunities to capitalize on the mounting needs of the U.S. government to protect against cyber threats while also providing employees incentive to grow within our company."

    Mr. LaMontagne continued, "Excluding the small business set-aside program we had been historically active in, our core revenues have increased over the past two years. At the end of the third quarter, small business set-aside revenues were at an all-time low for Paradigm. Although this trend toward full and open business has manifested itself in lower total revenue levels, the transition out of these small business programs is an important milestone. At the same time, we remain focused on keeping our expenses in line as we increase our higher margin national and homeland security focus. As a result, we achieved a 220 basis point increase in gross margins and positive cash flow for the quarter."

    Richard Sawchak, Chief Financial Officer, stated, "Revenue for the third quarter was $9.6 million compared to $11.1 million in the prior year, resulting from the transition away from our small business set-aside contracts. At the same time, our gross margin increased 220 basis points, reflecting our focus on higher margin, recurring contracts. Moreover, we have maintained our financial discipline, which is reflected in a 26% increase in our EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 compared with the same period of 2007. As a result, we believe we are well positioned for profitability as we resume organic revenue growth in 2009."

    The Company's EBITDA was $0.3 million during the quarter ended September 30, 2008, as compared to approximately $0.5 million for the same period of 2007. The Company defines EBITDA as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, stock compensation and restructuring expense which includes the basket allowed under our senior credit facility and other actual restructuring costs. EBITDA is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP"), and should not be considered in isolation of, or as a substitute for, earnings as an indicator of operating performance or cash flows from operating activities as a measure of liquidity. The Company believes the presentation of EBITDA is relevant and useful by enhancing the readers' ability to understand the Company's operating performance. The Company's management utilizes EBITDA as a means to measure performance. The Company's measurements of EBITDA may not be comparable to similar titled measures reported by other companies. The table below reconciles EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, to net income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2008 and 2007.

    Quarter Ended Sept. 30 Nine Months Ended Sept. 30 Sept. 30 2008 2007 2008 2007 Net Loss $(224,147) $(252,965) $(627,313) $(785,214) Adjustments: Interest Expense, net 230,593 401,672 733,877 964,052 Income Tax Benefit (105,263) (22,406) (255,505) (277,296) Depreciation & Amortization 142,844 140,250 468,824 355,388 Stock Compensation 140,032 136,210 420,095 311,640 Restructuring Expense 67,390 105,000 431,978 358,588 EBITDA $251,449 $507,761 $1,171,956 $927,158

    Revenue for the third quarter of 2008 was $9.6 million, compared to $11.1 million for the third quarter of 2007. The decline in revenue for the three months occurred within the repair and maintenance area of the business and resulted from the Company's transition from the prime contractor role to the subcontractor role on one of its projects in the fourth quarter of 2007 which was partially off-set by an increase in the service business. Net loss for the third quarter of 2008 was $224 thousand or $0.01 per share versus a net loss of $253 thousand or $0.01 per share in the third quarter of 2007.

    The Company had approximately $5.7 million outstanding on its line of credit with Silicon Valley Bank as of September 30, 2008. The Company had an accumulated deficit of approximately $2.1 million and working capital deficit of $4.5 million as of September 30, 2008.

    For additional details, please refer to the Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q as filed with the SEC.

    About Paradigm Holdings, Inc.

    Paradigm Holdings, Inc., (http://www.paradigmsolutions.com/) is a comprehensive information technology and business solutions provider for government enterprises. Paradigm specializes in Enterprise Risk Management, Systems Engineering, Infrastructure Support, and Information Assurance and Cyber Forensics solutions for government customers. Paradigm also provides intelligence analyst and linguistic support for National Security programs. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, the Company currently employs approximately 200 people across 12 states.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbor created by those sections. Paradigm Holdings, Inc. assumes no obligation to update the information contained in this press release. Future results for Paradigm Holdings, Inc. may be affected by its ability to continue to implement its government technology solutions, its dependence on the federal government and state and local governments and other federal government contractors as its major customers, timely passage of components of the federal budget, timely obligations of funding by the federal and state governments, its dependence on procuring, pricing and performing short-term government contracts, its dependence on hiring and retaining qualified professionals, potential fluctuations in its quarterly operating results, including seasonal impacts, its dependence on certain key employees and its ability to timely and effectively integrate the businesses it may acquire. For further information about forward-looking statements and other Paradigm Holdings, Inc. specific risks and uncertainties please refer to recent SEC filings for Paradigm Holdings, Inc., which are available from the Edgar Web site at http://www.edgar.org/.

    (tables follow) PARADIGM HOLDINGS, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS September 30, December 31, 2008 2007 ASSETS (unaudited) Current assets Cash and cash equivalents $2,012 $7,771 Accounts receivable - contracts, net 8,290,857 8,982,638 Prepaid expense 821,716 1,078,529 Prepaid corporate income taxes 90,449 74,207 Deferred income tax assets 38,660 68,567 Other current assets 341,009 346,785 Total current assets 9,584,703 10,558,497 Property and equipment, net 226,919 407,320 Deferred income tax assets, net of current portion 100,305 -- Goodwill 3,991,605 3,969,249 Intangible assets, net 1,331,409 1,591,864 Other non-current assets 177,326 193,218 Total assets $15,412,267 $16,720,148 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities Bank overdraft $505,494 $1,687,491 Note payable - line of credit 5,688,373 5,268,698 Note payable - promissory note 2,000,000 2,000,000 Capital leases payable, current portion 8,357 30,436 Accounts payable and accrued expenses 3,775,623 4,020,669 Accrued salaries and related liabilities 1,551,915 1,550,962 Other current liabilities 556,872 177,844 Total current liabilities 14,086,634 14,736,100 Long-term liabilities Capital leases payable, net of current portion -- 1,889 Deferred income taxes -- 220,802 Other non-current liabilities 196,112 289,593 Total liabilities 14,282,746 15,248,384 Convertible preferred stock - $.01 par value, 10,000,000 shares authorized, 1,800 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively. Each share of convertible preferred stock has a liquidation preference of $0.01 per share plus all accrued but unpaid dividends 18 18 Common stock - $.01 par value, 50,000,000 shares authorized, 19,148,153 shares issued and outstanding as of September 30, 2008 and December 31, 2007, respectively 191,482 191,482 Additional paid-in capital 3,058,617 2,773,547 Accumulated deficit (2,120,596) (1,493,283) Total stockholders' equity 1,129,521 1,471,764 Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $15,412,267 $16,720,148 PARADIGM HOLDINGS, INC. CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited) Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30, Sept. 30, 2008 2007 2008 2007 Contract Revenue Service contracts $7,079,396 $6,507,413 $21,388,614 $19,388,586 Repair and maintenance contracts 2,485,063 4,607,003 9,593,523 13,955,470 Total contract revenue 9,564,459 11,114,416 30,982,137 33,344,056 Cost of revenue Service contracts 5,324,087 5,241,905 16,394,569 17,067,606 Repair and maintenance contracts 2,223,919 3,775,008 8,417,479 11,173,179 Total cost of revenue 7,548,006 9,016,913 24,812,048 28,240,785 Gross margin 2,016,453 2,097,503 6,170,089 5,103,271 Selling, general and administrative 2,115,270 1,971,250 6,319,257 5,086,271 (Loss) income from operations (98,817) 126,253 (149,168) 17,000 Other (expense) income Interest income 65 -- 2,772 1,907 Interest expense (230,658) (401,672) (736,649) (965,959) Other income (expense) -- 48 227 (6,870) Total other expense (230,593) (401,624) (733,650) (970,922) Loss from continuing operations before income taxes (329,410) (275,371) (882,818) (953,922) Benefit for income taxes (105,263) (22,406) (255,505) (277,296) Loss from continuing operations (224,147) (252,965) (627,313) (676,626) Loss from operations of discontinued component, net of income tax benefits -- -- -- (186,804) Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of income taxes -- -- -- 78,216 Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes -- -- -- (108,588) Net loss $(224,147) $(252,965) $(627,313) $(785,214) Dividends on preferred stock 45,000 30,000 135,000 30,000 Net loss attributable to common shareholders $(269,147) $(282,965) $(762,313) $(815,214) Weighted average number of common shares: Basic 19,148,153 19,019,871 19,148,153 19,414,378 Diluted 19,148,153 19,019,871 19,148,153 19,414,378 Basic and diluted net loss per common share: Loss from continuing operations $(0.01) $(0.01) $(0.04) $(0.03) Loss from discontinued operations $-- $-- $-- $(0.01) Net loss $(0.01) $(0.01) $(0.04) $(0.04)

    Paradigm Holdings, Inc.

    CONTACT: David K. Waldman or Klea Theoharis, both of Crescendo
    Communications, LLC, +1-212-671-1020, for Paradigm Holdings, Inc.

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




    From Silicon Graphics, a Glimpse of the Future: Ultra-Dense Computers Powered by Consumer Electronics TechnologyWith 10,000 Processor Cores, Silicon Graphics Molecule 'Concept Computer' Uses Half the Power and Just 1.4 Percent of the Space of Comparable PC Cluster

    AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Supercomputing 2008, Booth 1009 (November 17, 2008) -- Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) today offered a glimpse of the potential future of dense, power-efficient computing with the Silicon Graphics(R) Molecule(TM) concept computer.

    Like a futuristic concept car points to potential innovations in transportation, Silicon Graphics Molecule is a concept computer that illustrates how the latest low-watt, multi-core consumer electronics technology, such as the Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor, can be combined with breakthrough Silicon Graphics(R) Kelvin(TM) cooling technology to pack more than 10,000 cores into a single rack.

    Engineers at Silicon Graphics research labs developed the system to show how consumer electronics technologies and emerging marketplace trends might someday be applied to overcome the limits of today's high-throughput clusters. The Silicon Graphics Molecule concept computer balances processor speed, sustained memory bandwidth, and power consumption. The system has been shown to deliver sustained results on scientific and business problems from seismic processing to rendering and distributed searching.

    Features of the Silicon Graphics Molecule concept computer include:

    -- High concurrency with 20,000 threads of execution -- 40 times more than a single rack x86 cluster system

    -- High throughput with 15TB/sec of memory bandwidth per rack -- over 20 times faster than a single rack x86 cluster system

    -- Greater balance with up to three times the memory bandwidth/OPS compared to current x86 CPUs

    -- High performance with approximately 3.5 times the computational performance per rack

    -- Greener with low-watt consumer CPUs and low-power memory that deliver 7 times better memory bandwidth/watt

    -- Innovative Silicon Graphics Kelvin cooling technology, which enables denser packaging by stabilizing thermal operations in densely configured solutions

    -- Operating environment flexibility, capable of running industry-standard Linux(R) implementations, with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) variants on some configurations

    If someday brought to market, a single-rack system based on the Silicon Graphics Molecule concept computer would offer the computing power and memory bandwidth of more than 750 high-end PCs, yet it would consume less than half the power and less than 1.4 percent of the physical space.

    "Analysis of applications and market trends shows that several customer environments can potentially benefit from the combination of significantly higher density, memory bandwidth, memory bandwidth per instruction, and performance per watt," said Shahin Khan, vice president of marketing and strategy at Silicon Graphics. "The Silicon Graphics Molecule concept computer shines a light on what is possible in the future. It explores what a solution to these problems might look like if we utilize an entirely different technology base, and how such a system would complement our existing Intel based global shared memory systems and high-performance massively parallel clusters, which rank among the most powerful systems in the world."

    "By combining advances in several distinct areas of components, packaging, interconnect and cooling, this concept computer illustrates a new balance can be achieved for high density computing appliances, enabling the deployment of massive compute power in challenging environmental conditions," said Michael Woodacre, Chief Engineer at Silicon Graphics research labs.

    Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) , is a leader in high-performance computing. SGI delivers a complete range of high-performance server and storage solutions along with industry-leading professional services and support that enable its customers to overcome the challenges of complex data-intensive workflows and accelerate breakthrough discoveries, innovation and information transformation. SGI solutions help customers solve their computing challenges whether it's enhancing the quality of life through drug research, designing and manufacturing safer and more efficient cars and airplanes, studying global climate, providing technologies for homeland security and defense, or helping enterprises manage large data. With offices worldwide, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be found on the Web at http://www.sgi.com/.

    (C) 2008 SGI. All rights reserved. SGI, the SGI cube, and the SGI logo are registered trademarks, and Molecule and Kelvin are trademarks, of SGI in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in several countries. Intel, Xeon and Atom are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

    PR Contact: Marla Robinson, 256.773.2371

    Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    CONTACT: PR, Marla Robinson of Silicon Graphics, Inc., +1-256-773-2371

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




    drugstore.com Aligns With New FSA Transaction Standards to Identify Eligible Over-the-Counter, Vision and Pharmacy ProductsFlexible Spending Account Holders Need to Use Health Savings Dollars in their Accounts or Lose Them by the End of their Plan Year

    BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- drugstore.com, inc., a leading online retailer of health, beauty, vision, and pharmacy products has implemented the new uniform point-of-sale system identifying FSA eligible transactions ahead of the scheduled deadline. The IRS is requiring retail pharmacies to operate a certified Inventory Information Approval System (IIAS) by January 1, 2009, which limits the use of FSA debit cards to eligible products only. The drugstore.com IIAS, established in 2004, is now certified by SIGIS, an industry group established to standardize requirements for operating an IIAS as mandated by the IRS.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070813/AQM043LOGO)

    "drugstore.com has long supported standards to help FSA account holders maximize their health savings dollars for prescription and non-prescription items," said David Lonczak, vice president and chief marketing officer, drugstore.com. "We make FSA shopping very easy for our customers with a single-stop for a wide selection of more than 3,000 eligible over-the-counter products conveniently organized into one store with links to order from our pharmacy and our contact lens subsidiary."

    Now, more than ever before, consumers are looking for ways to stretch their budgets and FSA programs lower the cost of purchasing essential health products. This time of year FSA account holders need to make decisions about how to use the remaining health dollars in their accounts or risk losing them. Many FSA plans require account holders to spend that money by the end of the calendar year; others have until March 15, 2009.

    drugstore.com helps customers make educated decisions about spending their account dollars wisely because it is the only retailer with a dedicated FSA store displaying eligible products http://www.drugstore.com/fsa. For example, the store carries everyday health essentials such as acid reducers, pain killers and bandages. Customers can also find more specialized medical devices such as glucose monitors for diabetes, blood pressure monitors, a defibrillator and electric scooters for mobility.

    For prescription contact lenses, customers can order from Vision Direct http://www.visiondirect.com/, a wholly-owned subsidiary of drugstore.com and the second largest online retailer of contacts in the United States. Prescription drugs are available from the drugstore.com pharmacy, a fully-licensed US pharmacy able to ship medication to all 50 states.

    To make FSA shopping even easier, drugstore.com manages the accounting work for FSA customers. All FSA debit cards are now accepted and customers who need receipts for reimbursement can print out an FSA-only receipt for any time period simply by logging into their online account.

    drugstore.com offers customers free shipping on most orders http://www.drugstore.com/shipping, 5% back through the drugstore.com dollars(TM) loyalty program, and valuable "click and save" instant online coupons for many everyday essentials including FSA-eligible products.

    About drugstore.com, inc.

    drugstore.com, inc. is a leading online retailer of health, beauty, vision and pharmacy products. Our portfolio of brands include: drugstore.com(TM), Beauty.com(TM) and VisionDirect.com(TM). All are accessible from http://www.drugstore.com/ and provide a convenient, private, and informative shopping experience while offering a wide assortment of more than 40,000 products at competitive prices.

    The drugstore.com pharmacy is certified by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) as a Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Site (VIPPS) and operates in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations in the United States.

    Media Contact: Anne Marshall 425.749.2667 amarshall@drugstore.com

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com drugstore.com, inc.

    CONTACT: Anne Marshall of drugstore.com, inc., +1-425-749-2667,
    amarshall@drugstore.com

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




    eFuture to Provide Sales Counter Management System to Central Retail Corporation

    Company to supply software solution for Thailand-based retailer's first store

    in China

    BEIJING, Nov. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- eFuture Information Technology Inc. ("eFuture" or "the Company), a leading provider of software and services in China's rapidly growing retail and consumer goods industries, today announced that it has signed a contract to provide its eFuture ONE POS-ERP R2008 retail management system ("the system"), to Thailand's Central Retail Corporation ("CRC").

    "China's retail sales are continuing on a healthy growth trend, and we're pleased to see reputable international retailers like CRC turning to our leading software and services in order to compete in China," said Mr. Adam Yan, eFuture's chairman and chief executive officer. "Our solutions help our clients increase efficiency and cut costs, capabilities that are increasingly important given today's global economic backdrop. We're confident that the recently announced $586 billion economic stimulus plan, including crucial improvements to social infrastructure will result in increased retail consumption, which is expected to generate a greater proportion of China's GDP growth in the quarters ahead. Going forward, we expect to see more international retailers entering into the Chinese market, and we are certain that our software and services will continue to be the preferred choice among retailers in China."

    Once operational, the system will provide CRC's department stores with a number of versatile subsystems through a user friendly interface, including point-of-sale ("POS") payment capabilities, a visualized store operation platform, customer relationship management, purchase order and inventory management, pricing management, customer service management, real-time cost management, back office administration and multi-dimension analysis.

    eFuture will deploy the system in a trial stage at CRC's department store in Hangzhou, China and expects the system to be fully operational by mid-2009. Pending a successful trial, eFuture management expects to deploy the system at follow-on projects in Beijing and Shenyang, China.

    About Central Retail Corporation

    For over 60 years, Central Retail Corporation has been synonymous with retail in Thailand. In 2007, CRC's total revenues were US$2.4 billion, a 14% increase over 2006. CRC operates chains such as Central Department Store, Robinson, Tops Market, B2S, Homeworks, Power Buy and Super Sports in Thailand. CRC is known for its many "firsts," including being the first company in Thailand to import international cosmetic brands, the first to employ superior customer service techniques and the first to implement innovative marketing campaigns. As the nation's leading department store chain, CRC caters to Thailand's affluent urban population, including expatriates and tourists. In numerous independent surveys of shoppers, CRC was the preferred department store of choice and is consistently ranked number one in department store sales.

    For more information about Central Retail Corporation, please visit http://www.centralretail.com/.

    About eFuture Information Technology Inc.

    eFuture Information Technology Inc. is a leading provider of software and services in China's rapidly growing retail and consumer goods industries. eFuture provides integrated software and services to manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, logistics companies and retailers in China's front-end supply chain market, especially in the retail and fast moving consumer goods ("FMCG") industries. eFuture currently serves more than 1,000 clients, including 15 Fortune 500 companies, over 950 retailers and over 200 distributors operating in China. eFuture is one of IBM's premier business partners in Asia Pacific and is a strategic partner with Oracle, Microsoft, JDA, Motorola and Samsung Network China. eFuture has over 600 employees and 20 branch offices across China.

    For more information about eFuture, please visit http://www.e-future.com.cn/.

    This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects, " "anticipates, " "future, " "intends, " "plans, " "believes, " "estimates" and similar statements.

    eFuture may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in periodic reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to first parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the company'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, including but not limited to the following: eFuture's anticipated growth strategies; eFuture's future business development, results of operations and financial condition; expected changes in the company's revenues and certain cost or expense items; eFuture's ability to attract customers and leverage its brand; trends and competition in the software industry; the company's ability to hire, train and retain qualified managerial and other employees; the company's ability to develop new software and pilot new business models at desirable locations in a timely and cost- effective manner; the expected growth of the Chinese economy and software market in the retail and consumer goods industries; and Chinese governmental policies relating to private managers and operators of software and applicable tax rates.

    Further information regarding these and other risks is included in eFuture's annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the SEC. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of November 17, 2008, and the company undertakes no duty to update such information or any other forward-looking information, except as required under applicable law.

    For investor and media inquiries please contact: eFuture Information Technology Inc. Tel: +86-10-5165-0998 x 8804 Email: ir@e-future.com.cn Andrew Keller Ogilvy Financial, Beijing Tel: +86-10-8520-3112 Email: andrew.keller@ogilvy.com

    eFuture Information Technology Inc.

    CONTACT: eFuture Information Technology Inc., +86-10-5165-0998 x8804 or
    ir@e-future.com.cn; Or Andrew Keller, Ogilvy Financial, Beijing at
    +86-10-8520-3112 or andrew.keller@ogilvy.com for eFuture

    Web site: http://www.e-future.com.cn/
    http://www.centralretail.com/




    Powered by Silicon Graphics, Pleiades Supercomputer Fuels NASA's Journey to Moon, Then MarsRanked No. 3 in the World, New SGI Altix ICE System Lets Researchers Attack Problems Without Compromises

    AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Supercomputing 2008, Booth 1009 -- With its sights set on colonizing the moon and eventually sending astronauts to Mars, NASA is calling on researchers to solve some of the most complex science and engineering problems in history.

    Key to that effort is Pleiades, the world's third fastest supercomputer, installed at the NASA Advanced Supercomputing facility at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. The 51,200-core SGI(R) Altix(R) ICE 8200EX system from Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) is capable of generating a theoretical peak of 609 trillion operations per second (TeraFLOPS).

    Today, Pleiades made its debut on the Top500 list (http://www.top500.org/) with demonstrated performance of 487 TeraFLOPS on the LINPACK benchmark. The results make Pleiades the world's most powerful general-purpose supercomputer.

    Pleiades offers researchers unprecedented resources for a range of projects in support of all of NASA's mission directorates, though most of the work, at least initially, is expected to support the development of NASA's next-generation space fleet. Known as Project Constellation, the manned space exploration effort will involve years of sophisticated, high-fidelity scientific and engineering studies, from virtually testing re-entry vehicle options to designing safety systems.

    Researchers will even use Pleiades to simulate catastrophic failures -- specifically so they can design systems and procedures to prevent problems that might threaten the safety and survival of astronauts.

    Pleiades supplements Columbia, the 14,336-core SGI(R) Altix(R) system that debuted in 2004 as the world's second-fastest computer. Columbia helped NASA successfully resume its Space Shuttle program while saving millions of hours of research time on many other projects.

    "With Pleiades, we can do six times the work that we could on Columbia," said Rupak Biswas, acting chief of the NASA Advanced Supercomputing (NAS) Division. "Now our researchers are making their projects as large and complex as they need, without having to compromise simulation completeness or fidelity to make room or time for other projects. We're already seeing real productivity benefits that will help keep Project Constellation and other NASA research initiatives on schedule."

    "For 50 years, no one has looked farther or reached further than NASA," said Silicon Graphics CEO Robert "Bo" Ewald. "We were proud to count NASA as our very first customer more than a quarter century ago, and we are just as proud today to supply the agency with Pleiades -- the supercomputer that will help usher in the next great age of space exploration."

    "To witness the state of the art in supercomputing, organizations need look no further than Pleiades," said Richard Dracott, General Manager of High Performance Computing at Intel. "This powerful system leverages the scalability and energy efficiency of Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors and the rapidly deployable, high-productivity SGI Altix ICE platform. Intel congratulates NASA and Silicon Graphics for once again making history with a supercomputer that not only will help shape our future here on Earth, but will fuel our exploration of new worlds that await our discovery."

    Additional Information:

    -- Pleiades has more than doubled in power and capacity since this summer, when Silicon Graphics and NASA installed the system's initial 40 SGI(R) Altix(R) ICE racks. The rapid expansion resulted from a joint effort by NASA, Silicon Graphics and Benchmark Electronics.

    -- Today, 100 SGI Altix ICE racks have been installed, giving researchers access to 12,800 Quad-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) 5300 Series processors, 50 Terabytes (TB) of memory, 900TB of SGI(R) InfiniteStorage 15000 InfiniBand RAID arrays, and a 115TB SGI(R) InfiniteStorage NEXIS NAS solution. Pleiades runs SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

    -- In producing Pleiades, Silicon Graphics partnered with Mellanox Technologies to create the world's largest InfiniBand (IB) cluster with more than 12,800 end-point nodes,(1) connected via more than 20 miles of double data rate IB cables. The Pleiades system's IB interconnect is more than 70 percent larger than the next two largest systems combined.(2) In total, it supports over 128TBits/second of simultaneous, nearest-neighbor IB communications bandwidth.

    -- Pleiades is Silicon Graphics' largest deployed SGI Altix ICE system -- 3.5 times larger than any other SGI Altix ICE installation. It comprises a total of 6,400 dual-socket computational blades, which were developed, produced and deployed in partnership with SuperMicro Computer, Inc.

    -- Earlier this month, NASA achieved rapid productive deployment when it turned the bulk of Pleiades (32,000 cores) over to users for full-time, productive research. This followed months of rigorous testing, during which NASA maintained multiple environments so researchers could use between 4,096 and 14,000 cores for production work, while administrators tested the Lustre filesystem, the InfiniBand interconnect fabric, and other components.

    -- In addition to Constellation Program projects, NASA is using Pleiades to model the evolution of galaxies, refine visualization methods for the V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor aircraft, and conduct complex calculations to determine how life first originated on Earth.

    Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) , is a leader in high-performance computing. SGI delivers a complete range of high-performance server and storage solutions along with industry-leading professional services and support that enable its customers to overcome the challenges of complex data-intensive workflows and accelerate breakthrough discoveries, innovation and information transformation. SGI solutions help customers solve their computing challenges whether it's enhancing the quality of life through drug research, designing and manufacturing safer and more efficient cars and airplanes, studying global climate, providing technologies for homeland security and defense, or helping enterprises manage large data. With offices worldwide, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be found on the Web at http://www.sgi.com/.

    Note: SGI corporate phone numbers have changed. The new main number for SGI corporate headquarters is 408-524-1980. Effective immediately, all numbers featuring the 650 area code are no longer in service.

    (C) 2008 SGI. All rights reserved. SGI, the SGI cube, Altix and the SGI logo are registered trademarks of SGI in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in several countries. Intel, Xeon and Itanium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. Novell is a registered trademark, and SUSE is a trademark of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

    Editor's Note

    (1) Dual-plane interconnect results in two IB end-points per compute blade plus storage nodes

    (2) The Pleiades IB interconnect is 70 percent larger than those utilized by Los Alamos National Laboratory Roadrunner and the Texas Advanced Computing Center

    MEDIA CONTACT Marla Robinson marlar@sgi.com 256.773.2371 SGI PR HOTLINE 408-524-2810

    Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    CONTACT: Marla Robinson of Silicon Graphics, Inc., +1-256-773-2371,
    marlar@sgi.com, or SGI PR HOTLINE, +1-408-524-2810

    Web site: http://www.sgi.com/
    http://www.top500.org/




    On Latest Top500 List, SGI Altix Ice Leads the Way Among Industry-Standard SupercomputersSilicon Graphics Systems Rank Among Most Powerful and Efficient Supercomputers on Earth

    AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Supercomputing 2008, Booth 1009 -- Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) today announced that its SGI(R) Altix(R) ICE platform ranks as the most powerful and energy efficient of all industry-standard systems on the new Top500 list, the globally recognized roster of the world's fastest supercomputers. The acclaimed integrated blade platform, which is based on Intel(R) Xeon(R) processors, also leads the list's top-ranked industry-standard systems in performance efficiency.

    The new Top500 list reveals how SGI Altix ICE leads the way among industry-standard systems:

    -- Fastest industry-standard supercomputer. With the debut at No. 3 of the new NASA Pleiades system, SGI Altix ICE maintains its position as the performance leader among industry-standard clusters. (See related announcement.)

    -- Leading energy efficiency. SGI Altix ICE powers the two most energy-efficient industry-standard systems in the list's top 20 (NASA at No. 3 and Total Exploration Production at No. 17).

    -- Leading performance efficiency. Among industry-standard systems in the top 20, three SGI Altix ICE systems deliver the best LINPACK benchmark performance efficiency (NASA at No. 3, Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif -- GENCI at No. 14, and Total at No. 17). All three systems deliver 80 percent or better of their peak performance when running the LINPACK benchmark.

    "Since its introduction last year, the SGI Altix ICE platform has shown what can be achieved by combining innovation with industry-standard technologies," said Dave Parry, senior vice president, server products and operations at Silicon Graphics, Inc. "The No. 3-ranked NASA Pleiades and many other SGI Altix ICE systems lead the Top500 in energy and LINPACK performance efficiency. Just as importantly, they managed all these achievements without resorting to specialized accelerators. Just imagine if they had."

    Compared to the most recent Top500 list released in June, Silicon Graphics led the industry with a 40 percent increase in the number of SGI(R) systems appearing in the Top 50, and a 300 percent increase in its Top 20 systems. The entire list is available at http://www.top500.org/.

    Demonstrations at SC08:

    -- Silicon Graphics will demonstrate its high-productivity compute, storage and visualization solutions in Booth 1009 at the SC08 International Conference, Nov. 15-21 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas.

    Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) , is a leader in high-performance computing. SGI delivers a complete range of high-performance server and storage solutions along with industry-leading professional services and support that enable its customers to overcome the challenges of complex data-intensive workflows and accelerate breakthrough discoveries, innovation and information transformation. SGI solutions help customers solve their computing challenges whether it's enhancing the quality of life through drug research, designing and manufacturing safer and more efficient cars and airplanes, studying global climate, providing technologies for homeland security and defense, or helping enterprises manage large data. With offices worldwide, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be found on the Web at http://www.sgi.com/.

    Note: SGI corporate phone numbers have changed. The new main number for SGI corporate headquarters is 408-524-1980. Effective immediately, all numbers featuring the 650 area code are no longer in service.

    (C) 2008 SGI. All rights reserved. SGI, the SGI cube, Altix and the SGI logo are registered trademarks of SGI in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. Intel and Xeon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

    MEDIA CONTACT Marla Robinson marlar@sgi.com 256.773.2371 SGI PR HOTLINE 408-524- 2810

    Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    CONTACT: Marla Robinson of Silicon Graphics, Inc., +1-256-773-2371,
    marlar@sgi.com, or SGI PR HOTLINE, +1-408-524-2810

    Web site: http://www.sgi.com/
    http://www.top500.org/




    Babylon to Provide Translation Services to AOL Latino

    NEW YORK, November 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Babylon LTD , a world leading provider of dictionary and translation solutions, announced it will provide AOL Latino, http://www.aollatino.com/, with a number of free Web-based translation tools, letting users translate content from one language to another directly on the AOL Latino website.

    "With the high growth of Internet content in many languages, we are witnessing the increasing demand for translation services online," said Tal Shaked, director of business development at Babylon. "This agreement is a significant milestone in our relationship with AOL. We believe AOL users are provided with a great added-value service while Babylon will enjoy an effective distribution source."

    Babylon's translation tool for AOL Latino will initially be offered through the homepage as well as to Spanish speakers on AOL's Latin American country websites, including AOL Argentina, http://www.aol.com.ar/, AOL Colombia, http://www.aol.com.co/, AOL Chile, http://www.aol.cl/, AOL Venezuela, http://www.aol.com.ve/ and AOL Mexico, http://www.aol.com.mx/. The agreement enables users to translate content from English to Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German and French and vice versa.

    "We are excited to be partnering with Babylon and their translation tools for AOL Latino," said Miguel Ferrer, Director of Programming, AOL Latino. "Our international users are a huge part of our daily viewers, so anything we can do to help them access our content in their preferred language is a win for AOL Latino."

    At launch, two service tools will be made available. The first one is a more robust tool, [http://noticias.aol.com/traductor], which delivers translation of phrases, full sentences and whole paragraphs of text. The second one, available on all inner article pages on AOL Latino, enables users to translate single words only. Both tools will be made available in the form of widgets, allowing any AOL Latino user to easily make the service available on their own website or blog by embedding the Babylon-AOL Latino Translation widget code.

    About Babylon Ltd.

    Babylon.com is a leading provider of online dictionary and translation solutions. The Babylon.com user base exceeds 50 million desktop installations. Babylon sold more than 2 Million licenses of the software to private users and organizations in more than 190 countries For more information about Babylon, visit http://www.babylon.com/ or one of Babylon's free online websites - http://translation.babylon.com/, http://dictionary.babylon.com/

    About AOL Latino

    AOL Latino, http://latino.aol.com/, is the bilingual portal for U.S. Hispanics that offers comprehensive Spanish language products and services including free email and instant messaging. The service also offers U.S. and Latin American news, financial tools, the latest in music and entertainment, personal finance, sports, fashion and beauty, as well as access to all the existing content available on AOL, http://www.aol.com/. In the U.S., AOL Latino is one of the top two bilingual portals for Hispanics with more than 2.1 million unique visitors.(1)

    (1) October 2008 comScore Media Metrix; Latino category has been custom-built by AOL.

    Press contact: Dalia Preisler Babylon Ltd. Email: press@babylon.com

    Babylon Ltd

    CONTACT: Press contact: Dalia Preisler, Babylon Ltd., Email:
    press@babylon.com




    YTB International Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2008Total nine-month revenue increases 36% to $130 millionTotal year-over-year quarterly revenue increases to $42.9 million

    WOOD RIVER, Ill., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- YTB International, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: YTBLA) ("YTB" or the "Company"), a provider of Internet-based travel booking services for travel agencies and home-based independent representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada, today announced its financial results for the three and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008.

    Total revenue for the quarter ended September 30, 2008 increased 7.5% to $42.9 million, compared to $39.9 million for the third quarter last year. Total revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 increased 36% to $130 million, compared to $96 million for the same nine-month period last year.

    Net income for the third quarter of 2008 was $287,999 compared to net income of $2.1 million, for the third quarter of 2007. Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2008 was $3.4 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to a net income of $1.6 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, for the same period of 2007.

    Scott Tomer, Chief Executive Officer of YTB, commented on the third quarter results, stating, "While we are disappointed by the reduction in our net income, we are also aware that much of the softness we are seeing is reflective of both an industry-wide trend and a difficult comparison to last year's explosive growth. In the face of a looming recession, growing companies face the difficult choice of either cutting back on marketing efforts to save on expenses, or increasing these efforts in order to capture the increasingly selective customer. Our RTAs remain the lifeblood of our company, and we know that their individual business success depends on the continuous training, marketing efforts, and infrastructure that we provide. With that in mind, we have maintained a strong marketing presence, and invested in the resources and infrastructure necessary to ensure the continued success of our business."

    Revenue from travel commissions and services for the quarter ended September 30, 2008 was $8 million, compared to $5.5 million for the same period last year, an increase of 45%. For the nine months ended September 30, 2008, the company received $22.2 million in revenue from travel commissions and services, compared to $13.9 million in last year's comparable period, an increase of 59%. Net cash provided by operating activities in the first nine months of 2008 was $6.1 million compared to cash provided by operating activities of $10.3 million in the first nine months of 2007.

    Mr. Tomer continued, "I strongly believe that YTB's focus on affordable travel offers a needed alternative in the market place. Even with the slowing economy, we have seen a 45 percent year-over-year increase in our travel commissions for the quarter. We are confident that as the economy turns, our strategic investments in marketing and infrastructure will bear fruit."

    About YTB International

    YTB International, Inc. was recognized as the 26th largest seller of travel in the U.S. in Travel Weekly's 2008 Power List, based on 2007 annual retail value of travel services booked. The Company provides Internet-based travel booking services for home-based independent representatives in the United States, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Canada, Bermuda, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

    The Company operates through three subsidiaries: YourTravelBiz.com, Inc., YTB Travel Network, Inc., and REZconnect Technologies, Inc. YourTravelBiz.com focuses on marketing online travel websites through a nationwide network of independent business people, known as 'Reps.' YTB Travel Network establishes and maintains travel vendor relationships, processes travel transactions of online travel agents and affiliates, provides online booking systems, collects travel commissions and pays travel commissions. Each RTA directs consumers to the YTB Internet-based travel website. The REZconnect Technologies division operates a franchise chain of travel agencies and also acts as a host agency for traditional brick and mortar travel companies. For more information, visit http://www.ytbi.com/investor.

    Statements about the Company's future expectations, including future revenues and earnings, and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and are subject to change at any time, and the Company's actual results could differ materially from expected results. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequently occurring events or circumstances.

    (Tables Follow) YTB International, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) Three months ended September 30, 2008 September 30, 2007 Total net revenues $42,876,354 $39,869,242 Operating expenses: Operating expenses (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below) 41,871,201 37,377,447 Depreciation and amortization 678,517 304,243 Total operating expenses 42,549,718 37,681,690 Income from operations 326,636 2,187,552 Other income (expense) Interest and dividend income 38,162 128,804 Interest expense (11,509) (23,115) Foreign currency translation loss (101,022) - Total other income (Expense) (74,369) 105,689 Income before income tax provision (benefit) 252,267 2,293,241 Income tax provision (benefit) (35,732) 143,750 Net income $287,999 $2,149,491 Net income per share: Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic for Class A and Class B 103,438,235 97,209,960 Weighted-average shares outstanding - diluted for Class A and Class B 110,080,692 110,801,031 Net income per share - basic for Class A and Class B (amounts for Class A and Class B shares are the same under the two-class method.) $0.00 $0.02 Net income per share - diluted for Class A and Class B (amounts for Class A and Class B shares are the same under the two-class method.) $0.00 $0.02 YTB International, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) Nine months ended September 30, 2008 September 30, 2007 Total net revenues $130,378,231 $95,918,855 Operating expenses: Operating expenses (exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below) 131,839,455 93,630,931 Depreciation and amortization 1,890,346 782,218 Total operating expenses 133,729,801 94,413,149 Income (loss) from operations (3,351,570) 1,505,706 Other income (expense): Interest and dividend income 190,360 309,358 Interest expense (65,606) (27,041) Foreign currency translation loss (118,625) - Total other income (Expense) 6,129 282,317 Income (loss) before income tax provision (3,345,441) 1,788,023 Income tax provision 83,788 143,750 Net income (loss) $(3,429,229) $1,644,273 Net income (loss) per share: Weighted-average shares outstanding - basic for Class A and Class B 103,283,879 97,143,966 Weighted-average shares outstanding - diluted for Class A and Class B 103,283,879 111,144,815 Net income (loss) per share - basic for Class A and Class B (amounts for Class A and Class B shares are the same under the two-class method.) $(0.03) $0.02 Net income (loss) per share - diluted for Class A and Class B (amounts for Class A and Class B shares are the same under the two-class method.) $(0.03) $0.01 YTB International, Inc. Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) September 30, 2008 December 31, 2007 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $588,886 $1,730,570 Other current assets, net 26,251,341 39,039,546 Total current assets 26,840,227 40,770,116 Long-term investments - 1,000,000 Property and equipment, net 21,352,141 15,432,502 Intangible assets, net 2,340,080 2,395,151 Goodwill 3,128,441 2,979,322 Other assets, net 78,377 316,895 TOTAL ASSETS $53,739,266 $62,893,986 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY Current liabilities $36,972,308 $44,417,965 Other long-term liabilities: Long-term debt, less current maturities 202,616 219,641 Other liabilities 928,929 947,946 Total other long-term liabilities 1,131,545 1,167,587 TOTAL LIABILITIES 38,103,853 45,585,552 TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 15,635,413 17,308,434 Investor Contacts: Yemi Rose / Garth Russell KCSA Strategic Communications 212-896-1233/ 212-896-1250 For: YTB International, Inc.

    YTB International, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors: Yemi Rose, +1-212-896-1233, or Garth Russell,
    +1-212-896-1250, both of KCSA Strategic Communications for YTB International,
    Inc.

    Web site: http://www.ytb.com/
    http://www.ytbi.com/investor




    VIDEO: 'ElfYourself' is Back for Third Year of Holiday CheerOfficeMax Elves Break out Three New Dances Created by Viral Video Kings at JibJab!

    NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of anticipation, OfficeMax(R) Incorporated and JibJab Media Inc. today announced the return of ElfYourself.com, the web's most popular holiday e-greeting site. The lovable dancing elves debuted in November 2006, capturing the hearts of about 30 million visitors, and then rocketed to infamy in November 2007 with more than 193 million visits.

    To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/officemax/35865/

    ElfYourself enables users to create free personalized holiday eCards by uploading their photos and transforming themselves, family and friends into dancing elves. The site's current version features a number of new enhancements, including:

    -- User can upload their photos to three new dances including disco, country and the Charleston as well as the classic ElfYourself dance, powered by JibJab's Starring You(R) technology. -- For only $3.99, users can also secure a downloadable version of their video that they can watch offline, burn to DVDs or transfer to mobile devices. -- This year, users can "elf" up to five individuals, up from four in 2007.

    For those not able to travel to see family this holiday season, ElfYourself is a great option for delivering holiday wishes using humor and entertainment. Start the "elfamorphosis" and send friends and family an ElfYourself holiday eCard by visiting http://www.elfyourself.com/.

    About OfficeMax

    OfficeMax Incorporated is a leader in both business-to-business office products solutions and retail office products. The OfficeMax mission is simple. We help our customers do their best work. The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress(TM), technology products and solutions, and furniture to consumers and to large, medium and small businesses. OfficeMax customers are served by more than 30,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and more than 1,000 stores. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit http://www.officemax.com/.

    About JibJab

    JibJab helps people share laughs. From viral political videos like "This Land" to Sendables(R) eCards and personalized Starring You!(R) products, JibJab's artists, technologists and business people are on a mission to make the web a funnier place. A hundred years ago, entrepreneurs revolutionized the entertainment industry with film. Today, at JibJab, we're doing it with computers. For more info, go to JibJab.com/about.

    OfficeMax Media Contacts Bill Bonner 630 864 6066 Jennifer Rook 630 864 6057 JibJab Media Contact Joey Infortuno 310-314-4375

    Video: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/officemax/35865/ OfficeMax

    CONTACT: Bill Bonner, +1-630-864-6066, or Jennifer Rook,
    +1-630-864-6057, for OfficeMax; or Joey Infortuno, +1-310-314-4375, for JibJab

    Web Site: http://www.elfyourself.com/
    http://www.jibjab.com/about
    http://www.officemax.com/




    FTI Consulting's Adam Cohen Co-Authors eDiscovery Guide for Non-Techies: ESI Handbook: Sources, Technology and ProcessCohen to Discuss Attorneys' Ethical Obligations to Understand eDiscovery Technology during FTI Consulting Webinar on November 18, 2008

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FTI Consulting, Inc. , the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the availability of ESI Handbook: Sources, Technology and Process, written by Adam Cohen, senior managing director of FTI, and Edward Kalbaugh, an independent technical writer and consultant.

    "With electronically stored information, or 'ESI,' holding the key to lawsuits and investigations, legal professionals, IT managers and corporate executives need a resource they can understand in resolving enterprise risk issues created by eDiscovery. The ESI Handbook provides simple and clear explanations of the technical and process issues critical to electronic discovery as well as toolkits for documenting sources of ESI, litigation hold procedures and retention policies," said Adam Cohen, a noted industry expert whose previously published legal treatise has been cited in several landmark electronic discovery opinions by federal courts, including three landmark Zubulake opinions.

    The ESI Handbook addresses every facet of the eDiscovery process -- an element that has increasingly become a critical part of modern law practice as technology progressively plays a significant role in the legal process. This book is a must-read for professionals involved in the legal process and the application of technology, including lawyers, judges and IT personnel.

    The book includes a CD that provides valuable material that can be used and customized for immediate application. The ESI Handbook is available for purchase from Aspen Publishers at http://www.aspenpublishers.com/ and Amazon.com.

    Adam Cohen and Steven Bennett, a partner at Jones Day, will co-present a Webinar, "Ethics of ESI: Do Lawyers Need to be "Techies" in the Age of eDiscovery?" The complimentary Webinar will take place on Tuesday, November 18 at 1:00 pm ET. The webinar will explore the boundaries between legal and technical expertise and the impact of technology-related issues on lawyers' ethical duties to represent clients competently and zealously where so much relevant information is electronically stored.

    For additional information and to register for the Webinar, please visit http://www.attenex.com/news_and_events/events_and_seminars/2009_a_brave_new_wo rld_of_e-discovery_web_seminar.aspx

    About FTI Consulting

    FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,000 employees located in most major business centers in the world, we work closely with clients every day to anticipate, illuminate, and overcome complex business challenges in areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues, reputation management and restructuring. More information can be found at http://www.fticonsulting.com/.

    FTI and FTI Consulting are registered trademarks of FTI Consulting, Inc.

    All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    FTI Consulting, Inc.

    CONTACT: Kate Andrejack Holmes, +1-206-373-6521, for FTI Consulting,
    Inc.

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




    NEI Appliance Platform Chosen by TimeSight(TM) Systems to Address High-Growth Video Surveillance MarketNEI's platform hosts advanced video lifecycle management software that delivers high-quality surveillance and performance, while dramatically reducing video storage requirements

    CANTON, Mass., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NEI , a leading provider of application deployment platforms, appliances and services for storage, security, carrier-class and enterprise communications applications, today announced that TimeSight Systems, an industry leader in Video Lifecycle Management (VLM), is deploying its video surveillance application on an NEI appliance platform.

    Driven by the need to eliminate grainy video quality and gaps in video coverage, the demand for high resolution, extended retention video surveillance storage systems is expected by analysts to grow into a multi-billion dollar storage market. Industry experts have noted that the key to addressing the prime obstacle to growth in this sector lies in reducing the mounting storage costs that result from the rapidly increasing deployment of high-resolution, IP-based cameras.

    TimeSight's customers capture, view and store surveillance video at the required resolution and retention, while reducing storage requirements and costs by up to 90%. NEI's expertise has enabled TimeSight Systems to meet specific market needs, while focusing on its innovative VLM applications rather than spending cycles on the hardware platform or associated support.

    "In today's economic environment, businesses are looking for enterprise-class quality and reliability in a powerful, cost-effective turnkey solution. Combining the competitive hardware design from NEI with the incredible storage savings from our VLM software and video surveillance, users can now easily transition to higher resolution video with longer retention times," said Charles Foley, TimeSight Systems chairman and CEO.

    Using NEI's proven approach and experience in application platform development, TimeSight Systems was able to develop a solution that delivers today's required image clarity and retention times, while supporting improved security and compliance. The highly integrated TimeSight Systems' solution saves up to 90% of the cost of existing video recorder technologies. Going forward, TimeSight will continue to provide seamless transition into even higher resolution, stronger video analytics and IT convergence with minimal budget impact.

    ABI Research, a leading surveillance research firm, recently projected that revenues from the growth of video surveillance systems will build to $46 billion by 2013. The prediction is in an ABI Research Report "Video Surveillance Systems -- Explosive Growth and New Market Opportunities." Visit http://www.abiresearch.com/ for more information.

    TimeSight Systems researched a variety of options before selecting NEI for its superior performance, solution design and value-add services. NEI's services are helping TimeSight address the challenges faced by enterprise customers -- allowing users to embrace the new generation of high resolution, IP-based video systems without the massive storage costs normally associated with these cameras.

    "Our goal is to provide innovative customers like TimeSight with the highest quality product on the market and one that enhances their market position and competitiveness," said Greg Shortell, CEO, NEI. "We work hard to ensure that every detail, from concept and initial design to logistics and support, is addressed before production units are built and shipped. Our goal is to protect our customer's brand at all times."

    NEI provides the solution design, integration controls, smart services, global logistics and technical support services required to deliver software applications as network appliances. The company develops appliances that ease deployment and enhance the manageability and security of mission-critical software applications for NEI customers like TimeSight Systems.

    About TimeSight Systems

    TimeSight Systems Inc. was formed in 2004 to address the requirement for innovative storage management in the video surveillance market. The company is staffed by industry executives with decades of systems, server, storage, software, networking, security, compliance and law enforcement experience to address the growing need for high resolution, IP based video surveillance systems. Applying proven principles and technologies from the demanding IT industry to the digital video surveillance market, TimeSight(TM) Systems has developed a platform to deliver today's required image clarity and retention times to support improved security and compliance at up to 90% less cost than existing technologies and approaches. The company's TimeSight(TM) architecture allows easy migration into the world of higher resolution cameras, video analytics, and IT convergence with minimal budget impact.

    About NEI

    NEI, the partner of choice for software developers, OEMs and service providers worldwide, is a leading developer of comprehensive platforms, appliances and support services deployed to reduce time to market, development time and total lifecycle costs. Founded in 1997, NEI is headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts and trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol NENG. For more information about NEI's products and services, visit http://www.nei.com/.

    Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements

    All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to us as of the date hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Any projected increase in market size that may be referenced in this release is for information purposes only and is not a commitment to ship any volume of units.

    For a more detailed discussion of these factors see the Company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2007 and the most recent Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2008 under the section "Risk Factors." The forward-looking statements included in this release are made only as of the date of this release and NEI undertakes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

    NEI and the NEI logo are trademarks of Network Engines, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.

    Lisa Cliver Nancy Pieretti NEI Davies Murphy Group 972-633-3491 781-418-2424 Lisa.cliver@nei.com npieretti@daviesmurphy.com

    NEI

    CONTACT: Lisa Cliver of NEI, +1-972-633-3491, Lisa.cliver@nei.com; Nancy
    Pieretti of Davies Murphy Group for NEI, +1-781-418-2424,
    npieretti@daviesmurphy.com

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




    Texas Instruments and Fulton Innovation focus on wireless powerTI semiconductors and Fulton eCoupled(TM) technology to enable contactless power delivery and charging solutions

    DALLAS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) announced it is working with Fulton Innovation, LLC (Fulton) to accelerate development of efficient wireless power solutions that can charge portable devices without traditional power cords. TI semiconductor technologies can help minimize cost, board space, and accelerate time to market of Fulton's eCoupled(TM) technology-based power delivery and charging systems in low-, medium- and high-power applications ranging from cell phones to notebook computers to power tools and other rechargeable applications.

    As part of the relationship, TI integrated circuits (ICs) could be designed to support eCoupled inductive wireless power technology, a patented technique that optimizes power transfer under multiple, varying load conditions and spatial configurations. These IC-based solutions would be used to create a universal power source that can charge multiple devices at the same time, including devices that require different charging voltages. Imagine charging a laptop, cell phone, digital camera and MP3 player all at once, in one place, and never plugging a charger into the wall.

    "We are excited to work with Texas Instruments to co-develop advanced, inventive power delivery solutions," said Dave Baarman, Fulton's director of advanced technologies. "This will enable commercialization of cost and power-efficient systems, benefitting both the makers and end-users of portable equipment."

    "Fulton's eCoupled technology is exciting and provides new opportunities for commercial, industrial and consumer electronics manufacturers to change the way power is delivered to their devices," said Steve Anderson, senior vice president of TI's power management business unit. "Users will be able to charge their cell phones, headsets and laptops in new and convenient ways that previously were not possible."

    Saving energy through wireless power

    Many consumers do not realize that home electronics continue to draw electricity while the products are turned off, but research from the U.S. Department of Energy determined that, on average, 75 percent of all electricity used to power electronics is consumed when products are not in use. Fulton's eCoupled technology addresses this problem by using an advanced profiling protocol that identifies eCoupled-enabled devices to be powered. At the same time, the profiling protocol also assesses power needs and individual battery lifecycles to provide only the necessary amount of power for any given device.

    About eCoupled technology

    Fulton's eCoupled technology is designed to be used anywhere traditional power needs exist -- whether you are at home or office, in the car or manufacturing plant. It supplies power and communication through an inductively coupled power circuit that dynamically seeks resonance, allowing the primary supply circuit to adapt its operation to match the needs of the eCoupled-enabled devices it recognizes.

    "We look forward to supporting eCoupled-based solutions using our extensive portfolio of charge and power management solutions for all types of portable applications," said Masoud Beheshti, director of battery charge solutions in TI's battery management solutions group. "The goal is to have end-equipment designs with a combination of TI semiconductors and eCoupled technology available in the market in 2009."

    About Fulton Innovation and eCoupled Technology

    A subsidiary of Amway Corporation, Fulton Innovation is dedicated to commercializing new and innovative technologies that improve the way we live, work and play. Fulton is working with a wide range of industry-leading companies to integrate eCoupled technology into infrastructure and electronic devices to enable consumers to live a truly wireless life. For additional information, please visit fultoninnovation.com or ecoupled.com.

    About Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries. For more information, go to http://www.ti.com/.

    Trademarks

    eCoupled is a trademark of Fulton Innovation. All registered trademarks and other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Matt McKinney of Texas Instruments, +1-214-480-6894,
    m-mckinney1@ti.com; or Heather Mills of GolinHarris, +1-972-341-2512,
    hmills@golinharris.com, or Stephen Lynch of MWW Communications,
    +1-415-646-8217, ecoupled@mww.com; Please do not publish these numbers or
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    Web site: http://www.ti.com/




    Broadcom's 10 Gigabit Ethernet Controller Supports HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 as World's First LAN-on-Motherboard Solution on a Leading Server PlatformHP's New BL495c Blade Server and NC532m Flex-10 Mezzanine Card Includes Broadcom(R) 10GbE C-NIC and 10GbE Switching Technologies

    IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Broadcom Corporation , a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, today announced that its single-chip, dual port 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) converged network interface controller (C-NIC) supports HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 as a standard LAN-on-motherboard (LOM) solution in the newly introduced HP BL495c blade servers as well as the new NC532m Flex-10 mezzanine card for the HP BladeSystem. The new server line from HP also includes Broadcom(R) 10GbE switching technology, establishing Broadcom as a prominent 10GbE networking solutions provider for next generation data centers and servers.

    10GbE connectivity not only meets the increasingly higher bandwidth requirements of application workloads, but also addresses network bandwidth limitations associated with virtualizing an IT infrastructure. Broadcom's 10GbE C-NIC and switching technologies help the new HP Virtual Connect Flex-10 10GbE module provide unparalleled input/output (I/O) capacity, which can be allocated and fine-tuned to eliminate network and performance bottlenecks. The higher 10GbE speed eliminates the need to have multiple GbE ports in a server platform, which allows enterprise server manufacturers, such as HP, to benefit from higher speed solutions that are feature-rich and cost-optimized for high volume deployments.

    "We are very excited that our 10GbE C-NIC is shipping as the first LAN-on- motherboard solution on a leading server platform and supporting HP Virtual Connect Flex-10. This milestone, along with the adoption of our 10GbE switch, speaks volumes about the quality and acceptance of our end-to-end 10GbE technology," said Nariman Yousefi, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Broadcom's Enterprise Networking Group. "We are pleased to have contributed our technology to the industry's first server with 10GbE standard on the motherboard and look forward to our continued collaboration with HP as the industry transitions from Gigabit Ethernet to 10GbE."

    "Customers are looking to HP for virtualization solutions that save money while delivering unparalleled performance and functionality," said Mark Potter, Vice President & General Manager, BladeSystem, HP. "HP's new industry standard Virtual Connect Flex-10, working with Broadcom's 10GbE C-NIC solution, eliminates the network connectivity limitations typically associated with virtualizing workloads by providing enhanced flexibility, better control and higher performance, all at significantly reduced costs."

    Broadcom's Leadership in 10GbE Technology

    To date, Broadcom is the only silicon vendor with all of the networking components (controller, switch and physical layer devices) necessary to build a complete end-to-end 10GbE data center. This complete portfolio of 10GbE network infrastructure solutions enables OEM partners to enhance their next generation servers and data centers.

    About Broadcom

    Broadcom Corporation is a major technology innovator and global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications. Broadcom products enable the delivery of voice, video, data and multimedia to and throughout the home, the office and the mobile environment. We provide the industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and software solutions to manufacturers of computing and networking equipment, digital entertainment and broadband access products, and mobile devices. These solutions support our core mission: Connecting everything(R).

    Broadcom is one of the world's largest fabless semiconductor companies, with 2007 revenue of $3.78 billion, and holds over 3,000 U.S. and over 1,300 foreign patents, more than 7,600 additional pending patent applications, and one of the broadest intellectual property portfolios addressing both wired and wireless transmission of voice, video, data and multimedia.

    Broadcom is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia and Europe. Broadcom may be contacted at +1.949.926.5000 or at http://www.broadcom.com/.

    Cautions regarding Forward Looking Statements:

    All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry and business, management's beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "could," "potential," "continue," "ongoing," similar expressions, and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our continued collaboration with HP as the industry transitions from Gigabit Ethernet to 10GbE. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statement.

    Important factors that may cause such a difference for Broadcom in connection with 10GbE C-NIC and switching solutions include, but are not limited to

    -- The rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt Broadcom's technologies and products in the markets for 10GbE C-NIC and switching technologies;

    -- Delays in the adoption and acceptance of industry standards in those markets;

    -- Our ability to timely and accurately predict market requirements and evolving industry standards and to identify opportunities in new markets;

    -- The timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders and our ability, as well as the ability of our customers, to manage inventory;

    -- General economic and political conditions and specific conditions in the markets we address, including the volatility in the technology sector and semiconductor industry.

    Additional factors that may cause Broadcom's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to the list that can be found at http://www.broadcom.com/press/additional_risk_factors/Q42008.php.

    Our Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss the foregoing risks as well as other important risk factors that could contribute to such differences or otherwise affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. The forward-looking statements in this release speak only as of this date. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statement, except as required by law.

    Broadcom(R), the pulse logo, Connecting everything(R), and the Connecting everything logo are among the trademarks of Broadcom Corporation and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

    Broadcom Trade Press Contact Broadcom Investor Relations Contact Heather A. Roberts T. Peter Andrew Media Relations Manager Vice President, Corporate Communications 408-922-8195 949-926-5663 hroberts@broadcom.com andrewtp@broadcom.com

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    CONTACT: Trade Press Contact, Heather A. Roberts, Media Relations
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    T. Peter Andrew, Vice President, Corporate Communications, +1-949-926-5663,
    andrewtp@broadcom.com, both of Broadcom Corporation

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




    Responder One is Now Shipping from Directed ElectronicsWinner of the 2009 CES Innovations Award: Long-Range 2-Way Single-Button Remote Start Systems from Viper, Python and Clifford

    VISTA, Calif., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Directed Electronics, a business unit of DEI Holdings, Inc. , is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Responder(R) One 2-Way remote start systems, now shipping to authorized Viper, Python and Clifford retailers worldwide.

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    Remote Start lets users start their vehicle by remote control. They simply push the button on the Responder One remote to pre-warm their vehicle in the winter, or pre-cool it in the summer. And because Responder One is a 2-Way remote, it confirms the car has started with a flashing LED and audible tone.

    Even though Responder One is Directed's smallest 2-Way remote ever, it can start the user's vehicle from up to 2,000 feet away. Because the Responder One remote is so small and slim, it is ideal for adding the convenience of remote start to virtually any vehicle, including new vehicles featuring a combined key-in-the-remote.

    Responder One systems each come with dual Responder One remotes. With an MSRP of just $299, Responder One systems make 2-Way remote start affordable -- just in time for winter. For more information, please visit http://www.directed.com/

    About DEI Holdings

    Headquartered in Southern California, DEI Holdings, Inc. is the parent company of some of the most respected brands in the consumer electronics industry. DEI Holdings is the largest designer and marketer in North America of premium home theater loudspeakers (sold under the Polk Audio(R) and Definitive Technology(R) brand names), and consumer-branded vehicle security and remote start systems (sold under the Viper(R), Clifford(R), Python(R), Autostart(R) and other brand names). DEI Holdings is also a supplier of mobile audio sold principally under both the Polk Audio and Orion(R) brand names. DEI Holdings markets its broad portfolio of products through many channels including leading national retailers and specialty chains throughout North America and around the world. Founded in 1982, the company has operations in California, Maryland, Canada, and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.deiholdings.com/.

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    CONTACT: Kennedy Gammage, Director of Communications, +1-760-598-6200,
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    Directed Electronics

    Web site: http://www.directed.com/
    http://www.deiholdings.com/




    Silicon Graphics Heads to SC08 With Eye on Delivering 'Visual Insight' for HPC UsersWith Solutions that Integrate Every Phase of HPC Workflow, Company Helps Customers to Handle Data Deluge

    AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Supercomputing 2008, Booth 1009 -- Recognizing that most of today's high-performance computing (HPC) solutions fall short when it comes to handling a deluge of data and increasingly complex workflows, Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) arrives at SC08 today to spotlight solutions that integrate every phase of the HPC workflow.

    At this annual international gathering of HPC leaders, Silicon Graphics this week will demonstrate its integrated, solutions-oriented infrastructure that enables visual insight -- the superior insight that comes only when users can see their information.

    "The traditional approach to attacking complex science and engineering problems is to compute, store and then move your model across the network in order to visualize the results," said Shahin Khan, vice president of marketing and strategy at Silicon Graphics. "That approach worked when models were smaller and computations were simpler. But a new way is needed when models can have billions of elements and multi-disciplinary science is the norm, and when productivity gains require that we think in terms of the entire HPC workflow. Today, models are much larger than the images or videos that represent them, so it makes much better sense to move the images -- rather than the model -- across the network. Silicon Graphics provides the complete software and hardware solution to do that."

    Highlights of the company's presence at SC08 include demonstrations of the latest Silicon Graphics solutions in Booth 1009 of the Austin Convention Center. Among them:

    -- SGI(R) Altix(R) ICE. This award-winning integrated blade platform fuels the world's highest-performance industry-standard cluster (NASA's Pleiades supercomputer, ranked No. 3 on the latest Top500 list), and boasts the highest LINPACK efficiency for any industry-standard cluster ranked among the list's top 100 systems. SGI Altix ICE systems power visual insight by enabling users to work with massive data sets that can then be visualized in place using Silicon Graphics(R) VUE software solutions for real-time analysis and interpretation. (See related announcement on the latest Top500 release.)

    -- SGI(R) Altix(R) 4700. With the ability to support global shared memory more than eight times larger than any other system, the SGI Altix 4700 system makes the computer's main memory accessible from all of its processors. This speeds visual insight by enabling users to hold multi-Terabyte datasets entirely within memory, allowing for incremental optimization and rapid prototyping.

    -- Silicon Graphics(R) VUE software visualization suite. The recently unveiled Silicon Graphics VUE software suite allows HPC organizations to combine visual information from any source application or platform, fuse it into an intuitive 3D viewing experience, and securely deliver that experience to anyone -- on whatever device they choose. Among the VUE software on display will be a demonstration of Silicon Graphics(R) PowerVUE(TM), which uses available CPUs or GPUs to render large scale visualizations interactively and in real time, so users can gain visual insight from even the largest, most complex data sets.

    -- ISLE (Industrial Strength Linux Environment). Silicon Graphics will demonstrate new products in its ISLE environment, including its common Linux management framework that enables HPC users and administrators to achieve visual insight across all system resources.

    -- Next-generation SGI(R) InfiniteStorage Data Migration Facility (DMF). This technology demonstration spotlights key data management features in DMF, which allow organizations to always keep high priority information close at hand, while lower priority information is seamlessly migrated to less costly storage resources.

    -- New high-density SGI(R) InfiniteStorage RAID arrays. Many organizations face floor space constraints and power challenges as they struggle with storage of big data. Silicon Graphics addresses these with a range of solutions, including the new SGI(R) InfiniteStorage 15000 with industry- leading density and MAID functionality to save on space, power and cooling costs. SC08 attendees can preview the SGI(R) InfiniteStorage 6120 and SGI(R) InfiniteStorage 4600 that expand this space and power saving technology to mixed workload environments.

    -- Silicon Graphics(R) Molecule(TM) concept computer. This concept computer developed in Silicon Graphics research labs offers a glimpse of the potential future of dense, power-efficient computing. The system combines consumer electronics technology with breakthrough Silicon Graphics(R) Kelvin(TM) cooling technology to pack more than 10,000 cores into a single rack.

    Silicon Graphics will also make several customer, third-party and industry announcements throughout the week at SC08.

    Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) , is a leader in high- performance computing. SGI delivers a complete range of high-performance server and storage solutions along with industry-leading professional services and support that enable its customers to overcome the challenges of complex data-intensive workflows and accelerate breakthrough discoveries, innovation and information transformation. SGI solutions help customers solve their computing challenges whether it's enhancing the quality of life through drug research, designing and manufacturing safer and more efficient cars and airplanes, studying global climate, providing technologies for homeland security and defense, or helping enterprises manage large data. With offices worldwide, the company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and can be found on the Web at http://www.sgi.com/.

    Note: SGI corporate phone numbers have changed. The new main number for SGI corporate headquarters is 408-524-1980. Effective immediately, all numbers featuring the 650 area code are no longer in service.

    (C) 2008 SGI. All rights reserved. SGI, the SGI cube, Altix and the SGI logo are registered trademarks, and FusionVUE, Molecule and Kelvin are trademarks, of SGI in the United States and/or other countries worldwide. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in several countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

    MEDIA CONTACT Marla Robinson marlar@sgi.com 256.773.2371 SGI PR HOTLINE 408-524- 2810

    Silicon Graphics, Inc.

    CONTACT: Marla Robinson of Silicon Graphics, Inc., +1-256-773-2371,
    marlar@sgi.com, or SGI PR HOTLINE, +1-408-524-2810

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




    Microsoft Expands Virtualization Initiatives With HPCompanies offering products, training and deployment services for storage, networking and server consolidation; joint sales programs aimed at lowering customers' IT costs and accelerating business responsiveness.

    REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced expanded product, sales and services initiatives with HP aimed at helping businesses more easily adopt and deploy virtualization to help lower information technology (IT) costs and make IT more efficient. Microsoft has expanded its work together with HP to sell and market storage, server and networking consolidation solutions and desktop virtualization solutions to small-, medium-sized- and large-business customers worldwide.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000822/MSFTLOGO ) Today's announcements include the following:

    -- In the U.S., Microsoft is working with HP to offer products, training and deployment services for storage, networking and server consolidation that are designed to help customers decrease costs, increase business agility, improve data access and protection, and increase employee productivity.

    -- Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 and Microsoft System Center are supported on the new industry-standard HP Virtual Connect 10Gb Flex-10 module, which works with the Flex-10 NIC on the recently introduced HP ProLiant BL495c virtualization blade server. Together these technologies help enable customers to significantly lower costs with their server and network consolidation, business continuity, and dynamic datacenter projects.

    -- The HP and Microsoft Frontline Partner Program in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) has registered 60 percent of eligible partners across 36 countries to receive access to virtualization training, sales tools, marketing materials, workshops, and incentives targeting small and medium- sized businesses.

    -- Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO) features will be delivered in the HP ProLiant PRO Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, running on HP ProLiant and BladeSystem servers, in December 2008. PRO is a feature of System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 that enables dynamic management of virtual machines and the associated host platforms.

    -- HP provides comprehensive services, built on Microsoft technologies, for customers to virtualize their desktops and data centers. The services address strategy, design, transition, operation and continual improvement. HP offers virtualization workshops and proofs-of-concept as the first step for virtualization projects. HP also provides education and support for technology staff as well as services to develop a strategic technology road map using best practices to consolidate and manage infrastructure.

    -- HP Business Service Automation will enable automation of change and configuration management processes across virtual and physical environments for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V environments, and will integrate with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 for managing advanced platform capabilities, while decreasing downtime associated with uncontrolled change. HP is scheduled to release a beta in the first quarter of 2009.

    "Microsoft and HP are working together to help customers obtain more value from their Microsoft virtualization software, HP services and infrastructure offerings," said Zane Adam, senior director of integrated virtualization, Server and Tools Business at Microsoft. "Customers and partners are responding well to the clear benefits of the joint solutions and initiatives for desktop and datacenter virtualization and holistic management. This response is evident at customers such as MLS Property Information Network among many others, and our initiatives will fuel continued value for new customers."

    MLS Property Information Network Inc. is the largest multiple listing service in New England, serving more than 30,000 real estate professionals with a database of nearly 60,000 active listings. Keeping its Web servers up and running is thus a business-critical goal. The company decided to replace its 60 stand-alone servers with 20 clustered servers supporting dozens of virtual machines that run Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V on HP ProLiant servers and HP Insight Software. At the same time, the company replaced its storage infrastructure with a Sanbolic Melio FS clustered file system that provides Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) storage using a 10-gigabit Ethernet connection at a substantial cost savings compared with fiber channel storage.

    "Virtualization frees the business to grow. We have been able to achieve a dynamic IT infrastructure and can almost double computing capacity on demand across the enterprise, which is huge," said Matt Lavallee, director of technology, MLS Property Information Network. "We've been able to consolidate our infrastructure by 60 percent, and we've been able to reduce operational costs by 30 percent, which maximizes value for our shareholders."

    Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

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




    SAP and Business Objects Deliver End-to-End Data Migration Offering for Enterprise Resource Planning CustomersSAP(R) Data Migration Services Combine Leading SAP Services With Business Objects Information Management Software in One Unified Offering; Empower Companies With Agility, Control and Trust for Successful ERP Data Migration Projects

    LAS VEGAS, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG and Business Objects, an SAP company, today announced the availability of SAP(R) Data Migration services, enabling easier end-to-end data migration for customers by combining expert services from SAP with industry-leading information management software for data integration and data quality from Business Objects in a new turn-key offering. A product of joint innovation between SAP and Business Objects product and services teams, SAP Data Migration consists of a framework, templates, methodology, tools and expertise to analyze, extract and transform, cleanse, validate, upload and reconcile legacy data into an SAP(R) ERP environment. The solution also includes a proven information management infrastructure from Business Objects that enables customers requiring upgrades, transitions or replacements of legacy systems to an SAP ERP system to do so more quickly, securely and accurately. The announcement was made at the Managing Your SAP Data 2008 conference, being held Nov. 17-19 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Today, the process of migrating data from disparate enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications into one overall environment is frequently a challenge for organizations, but with the new SAP Data Migration services, this no longer needs to be the case. Data migration requires specialized knowledge of every data source and target that is touched, and SAP understands its own ERP solutions better than any other vendor in the market.

    "Historically, data migration was a sticking point for our organization -- a burden that bled both time and resources that we didn't necessarily have to spare in the first place," said Gary McCune, SAP conversion team lead, Goodrich Corporation. "The best practices and applications from SAP and Business Objects helped us eliminate added costs we once incurred, like custom scripting. So far, we have migrated 15 ERP systems from five different business units with the help of data integration and data quality capabilities from Business Objects. This helped us deliver insight into our business data more quickly and consistently."

    Data migration enables customers to gather and move data from heterogeneous systems into one unified environment, and, as supported by industry analyst reports(1) from Bloor Research, is important to achieving trusted data and making it readily available across the enterprise. This is a critical first step when organizations implement new enterprise applications, upgrade software, move data from one source to another or tap new data repositories. For example, as more and more financial institutions are being acquired or consolidated, the integration of the companies requires data migration to bring data from separate, typically heterogeneous human resources and finance systems into one common system. If the data is not moved with care, properly and securely, sensitive business information could be put at risk, altered or lost. Moreover, customers can experience business disruption post go-live due to poor-quality data being migrated, leading to costly manual cleanup efforts.

    Data migration is required in any SAP(R) Business Suite implementation, and SAP Data Migration is the offering of choice for ensuring migration projects are completed with agility, control and trust throughout a six-stage process for handling data: analyzing, extracting and transforming, cleansing, validating, uploading, and reconciling. Because SAP understands data migration from both legacy-system and non-SAP-system standpoints -- including Oracle and IBM applications and databases -- in addition to offering the best upgrades to its own SAP ERP systems, SAP is the safest and most trusted choice for support with migration projects.

    "More than 80 percent of data migration projects run over time and/or over budget, and our research shows that this is fueled by a widespread lack of understanding among organizations about how to handle data migration effectively," said Philip Howard, research director, Bloor Research. "Solutions like SAP Data Migration can help to ensure that data migration projects are completed within these parameters, providing single vendor support to customers throughout the process. This alleviates many of the burdens organizations typically associate with data migration, and it potentially makes projects less cumbersome and draining from a resources perspective. Apart from providing the tools and methodology that are necessary for best-practices data migration projects, SAP Data Migration also lends customers perhaps the most important element for success that is often the hardest to come by-expertise."

    SAP Data Migration services includes market-leading Business Objects software for information management (see Sept. 23, 2008 announcement, titled "SAP and Business Objects Positioned in Leaders Quadrant for Data Integration Tools" and June 5, 2008 announcement, titled "Business Objects Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Data Quality Tools Report"), for bringing data from any source to an SAP Business Suite application; data quality, for ensuring that all of the data is trusted information; data integration, for extracting, transforming, cleansing and loading data from legacy systems into an SAP ERP environment; metadata management, for providing visibility into data relationships with mappings, impact analyses and data lineage; and business intelligence (BI), for IT and business users to monitor and visualize data quality and project progress from inception to conclusion.

    "Other data migration solutions available in the market throw complex technology at organizations, and users are left to cross their fingers and hope projects are successful," said Clive Bellmore, vice president, Information Management, Business Objects. "If problems arise along the way, they must troubleshoot on their own. SAP Data Migration is different. It's a powerful, end-to-end offering that brings our customers unparalleled guidance, methodology and tools, and it is one of the safest choices organizations can make. We support customers from the time migration projects start until long after they finish, when key initiatives like data governance best practices become imperative to analyzing and visualizing how corporate data is being used, and by whom. This news is yet another proof point and example of the value the acquisition of Business Objects brings to SAP customers."

    (1) Bloor Research reports "Data Migration" (Philip Howard; Oct. 16, 2008) and "SAP Data Migration Using Business Objects Information Management Software" (Philip Howard; July 17, 2008). About SAP

    SAP is the world's leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With approximately 76,000 customers (includes customers from the acquisition of Business Objects) in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol "SAP." (For more information, visit http://www.sap.com/)

    (*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications.

    Any statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should" and "will" and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations. The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.

    Copyright (C) 2008 SAP AG. All rights reserved.

    SAP, R/3, mySAP, mySAP.com, xApps, xApp, SAP NetWeaver and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies. Data contained in this document serve informational purposes only. National product specifications may vary.

    For customers interested in learning more about SAP products: Global Customer Center: +49 180 534-34-24 United States Only: 1 (800) 872-1SAP (1-800-872-1727) For more information, press only: Robin Meyerhoff, +1 (650) 461-1916, robin.meyerhoff@sap.com, PST SAP Press Office, +49 (6227) 7-46315, CET; +1 (610) 661-3200, EST; press@sap.com Jeff Shadid, Burson-Marsteller, +1 (214) 224-8419, jeff.shadid@bm.com, CST

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    Deer Consumer Products, Inc. Announces Record 3rd Quarter Financial Results - Earnings Per Share Increased 300%, Expects Continued Growth- Net Income increased 279% to $1.5 million and Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.08 for the 3rd quarter ended September 30, 2008, compared to net income of $406,430 and EPS of $0.02 for the same period in 2007.- Net income for the first nine months in 2008 reached $2.9 million, an increase of 82.5% compared to the same period in 2007. EPS for the first nine months reached $0.16, compared to $0.09 for the same period in 2007.- Revenues for the 3rd quarter increased 64.7 % to $11.5 million, revenues for first nine months of 2008 increased 53.1% to $32 million.

    NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Deer Consumer Products, Inc. (Website: http://www.deerinc.com/) (BULLETIN BOARD: DCPI) , a market leader in the design, manufacture and sale of home and kitchen electronics, today announced record financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2008.

    Deer generated revenues of $11.5 million in the quarter compared to $7.0 million in the same period in 2007, an increase of approximately 64.7%. The increase in revenues was due to an increase in sales of the company's core products: blenders and juice extractors. Deer expects its rapid growth momentum to continue in 2008 and 2009.

    Net income for the quarter was $1.5 million compared to $406,430 for the same quarter in 2007. The earnings increase was attributed to rapid growth in revenues, significantly improved operating efficiency, and expanded revenue channels.

    James Chiu, Deer's Chief Operating Officer commented, "Our strong third quarter financial performance reflects the steady execution of our plans for sustained and expansive growth within the rapidly growing home electronic industry both in China and abroad. We remain dedicated to the production of quality home electronic electronics and expanding sales."

    About Deer Consumer Products, Inc.

    Deer Consumer Products, Inc. is a US public company headquartered in China. Supported by more than 75 patents, Deer is a market leader in the design, manufacture and sale of home and kitchen electronics targeting the vast Chinese domestic consumer markets as well as customers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Deer's product lines include blenders, juicers, pressure cookers and other home electronics designed to improve home lifestyles in today's fast paced society. With more than 100 global and domestic clients/branded products including Black & Decker, Ariete-Disney, Toastmaster, Magic Bullet, Back to Basics, and Wal-Mart, Deer has enjoyed rapid sales and earnings growth in recent years.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    All statements in this press release that are not historical are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ from the company's expectations. Deer's actual results may differ from its projections. Further, preliminary results are subject to normal year-end adjustments. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements in this press release as they reflect Deer's current expectations with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks described in Deer's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Corporate Contact: James Chiu Director & Chief Operating Officer Deer Consumer Products, Inc. Tel: 011-86-755-86028285 Email: James.chiu@deerinc.com

    Deer Consumer Products, Inc.

    CONTACT: James Chiu, Director & Chief Operating Officer of Deer Consumer
    Products, Inc., +011-86-755-86028285, James.chiu@deerinc.com

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




    Raytheon to Demonstrate New System to Increase Pedestrian Safety

    NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company will unveil its new intelligent traffic system Nov. 17, which alerts both pedestrian and driver to probable pedestrian-vehicle collisions.

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    The system, called the Cooperative Pedestrian Warning System, will significantly reduce the number of pedestrian traffic accidents. It will be demonstrated during the 15th World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems in New York City at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Nov. 16 - 20, 2008.

    According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 8,569 people died and more than 1.4 million suffered injuries as a result of intersection-related crashes in 2003. Intelligent systems offer a significant opportunity to improve safety.

    "We are applying our expertise in sensor technology that we deploy to protect troops on the battlefield and using it in this application to increase pedestrian safety in urban traffic areas," said Brian Hickey, Raytheon Network Centric Systems' strategic management systems director.

    The Vehicle Infrastructure Integration demonstration will be held on a closed section of New York's 11th Avenue during each day of the ITS Congress. It will use intelligent video processing, audio and visual warning alerts and Dedicated Short Range Communications, a tool approved for licensing by the Federal Communications Commission in 2003 for vehicle-to-roadside communications, to detect probable pedestrian-vehicle collisions. It gives the pedestrian and the driver sufficient time to take evasive action to avoid an accident.

    "Pedestrian fatalities account for a significantly higher number of overall urban traffic fatalities versus vehicle-to-vehicle collisions," said Hickey, "Our proof-of-concept demonstration is an industry first to focus on warning the endangered pedestrian, in addition to the driver, of an impending accident."

    Raytheon Company, with 2007 sales of $21.3 billion, is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 86 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 72,000 people worldwide.

    Note to Editors: To learn more about the CPWS demonstrations, as well as the company's innovative highway solutions, visit Raytheon in booth 1211 in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

    Contact: Ginny McAdams 703.284.4412

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    CONTACT: Ginny McAdams of Raytheon Company, +1-703-284-4412

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    QNX Secures Major Design Win in Software Defined Radio

    OTTAWA, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- QNX Software Systems today announced that Harris Corporation, the leading supplier of software-defined radios (SDRs) to the U.S. military, is deploying the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS in the Harris Falcon(R) III line of tactical radios.

    The Harris Falcon III radios include multiband, multimission radios in vehicular, handheld, and "manpack" configurations. The Falcon III AN/PRC-152(C) handheld radio recently became the first and only radio to be certified as fully compliant with version 2.2 of the Software Communications Architecture of the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS SCA). The Software Communications Architecture (SCA) provides the overall blueprint for building JTRS software defined radio systems. JTRS is a program of the U.S. Department of Defense.

    SDR is revolutionizing both military and commercial communications. It replaces conventional, fixed-function radios with reconfigurable devices that can "learn" new capabilities, modulation schemes, and wireless protocols. The wireless landscape is constantly evolving, but with SDR, radio systems can adapt to new transmission standards simply by running new software.

    When evaluating the QNX Neutrino RTOS for the Falcon III family, Harris looked at several criteria, including reliability, realtime performance, and support for the industry-standard POSIX application programming interface (API). POSIX serves as a cornerstone of the Software Communications Architecture (SCA), which is the JTRS program's interoperability standard.

    "POSIX support is a central element for SCA certification, so QNX's long-standing commitment to POSIX weighed heavily in our decision," said Thomas Kenney, Vice President of Product Line Management, Harris RF Communications. "QNX's technology was important to the recent certification of the operating environment of our AN-PRC-152(C) as fully compliant with Version 2.2 of the Software Communications Architecture."

    "Other RTOS vendors may claim support for the SDR market, but as this announcement demonstrates, QNX leads the pack in successful, field-deployed, and certified SDR products," said Dan Dodge, CEO, QNX Software Systems. "In fact, the modularity and dynamically upgradeable architecture of the QNX Neutrino RTOS makes it the perfect platform for SDR, providing the flexibility, scalability, and adaptability essential to any successful SDR implementation."

    About QNX Software Systems

    QNX Software Systems, a Harman International company , is the industry leader in realtime, embedded OS technology. The component-based architectures of the QNX(R) Neutrino(R) RTOS, QNX Momentics(R) development suite, and QNX Aviage(R) middleware together provide the industry's most reliable and scalable framework for building innovative, high-performance embedded systems. Global leaders such as Cisco, Daimler, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens depend on QNX technology for network routers, medical instruments, vehicle telematics units, security and defense systems, industrial robotics, and other mission- or life-critical applications. Founded in 1980, QNX Software Systems is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, and distributes products in over 100 countries worldwide.

    Reader Information Editorial Contacts Web: http://www.qnx.com/ Jennifer Barlow or Bill Keeler Paul Leroux Email: info@qnx.com Schwartz Communications QNX Software Systems +1 781 684-0770 +1 613 591-0931 qnx@schwartz-pr.com paull@qnx.com

    QNX, Aviage, Momentics, and Neutrino are trademarks of QNX Software Systems GmbH & Co. KG, registered in certain jurisdictions, and are used under license. All other trademarks and trade names belong to their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Jennifer Barlow or Bill Keeler, both of Schwartz
    Communications, +1-781-684-0770, qnx@schwartz-pr.com, for QNX; or Paul Leroux
    of QNX Software Systems, +1-613-591-0931, paull@qnx.com

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




    Virtela Receives 2008 Communications Innovator Award From NPRGManaged Services Leader Recognized for Innovative Network Access Solutions

    DENVER, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtela, the global network solutions company, today announced it has been named the Most Innovative Access Solutions Provider by New Paradigm Resources Group (NPRG) and Pipeline Magazine. One of only three companies recognized with a Communications Innovator Award this fall, Virtela stands out from the competition for redefining and advancing the way global connectivity services are delivered.

    The Communications Innovator Awards honor paradigm-shifting organizations whose innovations transparently and unambiguously improve the way companies do business. The award was presented by NPRG, a leading strategic consulting and research firm for innovators within the communications industry.

    "As our analysts and industry experts performed extensive research on Virtela, it became clear that Virtela is one of those exceptional companies whose innovation is fueling the future of communications," said NPRG Senior Vice President Craig Clausen. "Creative solutions for delivering access remain vital to moving the industry forward, and Virtela's pioneering model and commitment to service make it a true leader in this arena."

    Virtela was honored for the quality of its access solutions enabled by the company's unique multi-carrier network delivery model. Virtela leverages hundreds of service provider networks for superior global reach while also maintaining critical network assets to deliver the intelligence and security traditionally assured only by infrastructure-based carriers. With dense partnerships throughout each region that bring network access closer to the customer, Virtela ensures better service delivery and performance as well as more nimble responsiveness to ongoing customer needs.

    "This recognition is a great honor and a testament to the way our innovation is not only meeting the needs of our global business customers but also driving the advancement of the industry," said Virtela CEO Steve King. "We are committed to underscoring the service in managed services delivery, providing superior connectivity when, where, and how customers demand it. The depth and breadth of our access solutions demonstrate this concept in practice, and we're thrilled that NPRG has recognized the value in this unique strategy."

    Virtela's innovations are driving gains not only in the industry, but for the company as well, as evidenced by continued strong momentum heading into the New Year. Virtela experienced record growth in the third quarter of 2008, the largest sales quarter in company history. By providing superior service and innovation without prohibitive costs, Virtela is helping businesses facing tighter headcount and capex constraints given the current economy derive the most value from their managed service solutions.

    About Virtela

    Virtela Communications Inc. delivers award-winning network and security solutions to many of the world's largest and fastest-growing multinational companies. Currently serving customers across six continents, Virtela's network reach spans more than 190 countries. Virtela's unique Global Service Fabric(SM) offers the foundation for delivering critical applications via the company's acclaimed service methodology, with a services suite that includes MPLS- and IP-based virtual private networks (VPNs), security services, remote monitoring and management of WAN/LAN infrastructure, and converged services (data, video, voice).

    Virtela is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with redundant Network Operations Centers in Mumbai, India and Manila, Philippines. Virtela is a member of Juniper Networks' Managed Network Solutions Preferred Alliance Program. For more information, please call +1 (720) 475-4000 or visit http://www.virtela.com/.

    Virtela Communications Inc.

    CONTACT: Jane Morrissey of Virtela Communications, +1-720-475-4012,
    Mobile, +1-303-808-7671, jmorrissey@virtela.com

    Web site: http://www.virtela.net/




    Global Med Technologies(R) Appoints Veteran CFO, Karen DavisExtensive Experience in Public Companies, M&A, Financings and IR

    DENVER, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. ("Global Med" or "the Company") (BULLETIN BOARD: GLOB) , an international e-Health, medical information technology company, today announced the appointment of Karen Davis to the position of Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Davis officially assumes the position of CFO today.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20040226/GLOBALMEDLOGO)

    Ms. Davis brings to the Company her strong business drive and diversified experience as a CFO. Her background includes a BS in Business Administration from California State University, a CPA, 10 years in public accounting, and 15 years of CFO experience, including 8 years with public companies. Ms. Davis also has broad IR experience, having served 3 years as Director of Financial Reporting and Investor Relations for an NYSE-listed company. In addition, Ms. Davis has extensive M&A experience, as well as experience in scaling companies through organic growth and acquisition.

    Ms. Davis will report directly to Mick Ruxin, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Global Med Technologies, Inc. In his comments about this key appointment, Dr. Ruxin stated, "As a direct result of our dramatic growth into a leading global entity in the blood supply safety arena, and our expansion into other biomedical areas, the need for a CFO with extensive knowledge in public accounting, mergers and acquisitions, sophisticated financing and investor relations became mandatory. Such a highly experienced senior executive will play a crucial role in attaining our objectives of profitable, rapid growth and moving to a listed exchange. I am extremely pleased to have an individual with the knowledge and abilities tempered by the experience of Karen Davis join our Company. Karen is a great fit for Global Med, and with her background, she will truly add value to our strategy, our processes and our management team."

    Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Davis said, "I am very excited to join a dynamic growth company in a global market." Ms. Davis continued, "Also, I am particularly pleased to be a part of a creative management team that is truly making a difference in the blood bank, hospital, laboratory and biologic software industry throughout the world."

    About Global Med Technologies, Inc.

    Global Med Technologies(R), Inc. is an international medical software company which develops regulated and non-regulated software products and services for the healthcare industry. As a leading provider of blood and laboratory software applications and services, Global Med's products are deployed in 20 countries and serve over 1,600 transfusion centers, blood banks and laboratories.

    Global Med's U.S. division, Wyndgate Technologies(R), provides Vein-to-Vein(R) tracking through its Donor Doc(TM), SafeTrace(R), SafeTrace Tx(R) and ElDorado Donor(TM) software products. Each year, Wyndgate's products and services manage more than eight million blood components, representing over 27% of the U.S. blood supply.

    Global Med's European subsidiary, Inlog, SA, is a leading provider of donor center and transfusion management systems as well as cellular therapy software, laboratory information systems and quality assurance medical software systems internationally. Inlog's products include EdgeBlood*, EdgeTrack*, EdgeCell, EdgeLab and Sapa/SapaNet.

    Global Med's U.S. division, eDonor(R), provides a web-based donor relationship management system that integrates recruitment, scheduling, retention and fulfillment for national as well as local community blood centers and hospitals. eDonor's products and services are designed to complement Global Med's strong line of international blood management and laboratory information software and service solutions.

    Global Med's U.S. subsidiary, PeopleMed(R), Inc., provides cost-effective customized software validation, consulting and compliance solutions to hospitals and donor centers.

    For more information about Global Med's products and services, please call 800-996-3428 or visit http://www.globalmedtech.com/, http://www.peoplemed.com/, http://www.inlog.com/, http://www.edonor.com/, and http://www.wyndgate.com/.

    *FDA 510(k) clearance required prior to sales in the U.S.

    This news release may include statements that constitute forward-looking statements, usually containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "expects" or similar expressions. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this news release.

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    CONTACT: company contact, Michael I. Ruxin, M.D. of Global Med
    Technologies, Inc., +1-303-238-2000, mick@globalmedtech.com; or investor
    contact, Paul Holm, President of portfolio pr, +1-212-888-4570,
    paulmholm@gmail.com, for Global Med Technologies, Inc.

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




    China VoIP & Digital Telecom Inc. Wins Support from Shandong Information Industry Department

    JINAN, Shandong, China, Nov. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China VoIP & Digital Telecom Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: CVDT) announced that it has won support from the Shandong Information Industry Department (IID) on its virtualization project and International Business Communication Center (IBCC), an integrated business communications platform.

    The support from IDD came after Mr. Sun Zhiheng, Director of Shandong Information Industry Department, visited Jinan Yinquan Technology Co., Ltd., the wholly owned subsidiary of CVDT on November 12, 2008. On Mr. Sun's visit, Mr. Li Kunwu, Chairman of Yinquan Technology, introduced the Director the company's newest technology, business operations and growth strategy. Director Sun was pleased with the demonstration of the company's new products and highly praised its virtualization project and IBCC. Both projects will be supported by IID in multiple ways, including policy, fund as well as marketing.

    Director Sun of IDD states that Yinquan's two projects are great examples of independent innovation on energy-saving technology. Yinquan's technology maintains a leading position among its competitors, and the government will support the two projects and promote their application. Mr. Li Kunwu is pleased with the IDD's support and noted that with the government's support, Yinquan should be able to expand the reach of its products and help governments and enterprises improve IT efficiency and reduce costs. He also believes that the government's support would fuel the company's growth in 2009 and beyond.

    About China VoIP & Digital Telecom Inc.

    China VoIP & Digital Telecom Inc. offers Voice over the Internet Protocol telecommunications services in the People's Republic of China through its wholly owned subsidiary Jinan Yinquan Technology Co., Ltd. Through Jinan Yinquan, China VoIP is well positioned to take full advantage of the tremendous economic growth currently being experienced in China. The Company is currently marketing its NP Soft Switch system in China and is currently in the testing stages of other Information Technology products. More information can be found at http://www.chinavoip-telecom.com/ .

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    For more information, please contact: Yinquan Investor Contacts: Michelle Wong Tel: +86-531-8702-7114 Email: michellewong@yinquan.cn, or Great Wall Research LLC John Armstrong Tel: +1-203-536-1928 Email: jarmstrong@greatwallresearch.com

    China VoIP & Digital Telecom Inc.

    CONTACT: Yinquan Investor Contacts: Michelle Wong, +86-531-8702-7114, or
    michellewong@yinquan.cn, or John Armstrong of Great Wall Research LLC, +1-203-
    536-1928, or jarmstrong@greatwallresearch.com

    Web site: http://www.chinavoip-telecom.com/




    New Releases of S1 Enterprise's Branch and Call Center Solutions Simplify the Process of Making Screen and Workflow ModificationsEasy-to-Use Tools Enable Bankers to Reduce IT Costs and Tailor Applications to Their Business Processes without Sacrificing the Upgrade Path

    NORCROSS, Ga., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- S1 Enterprise, a division of S1 Corporation and a leading global provider of customer interaction software solutions, today announced the completion of version 3.7 of its S1 Sales & Service, S1 Teller and S1 Call Center solutions. The new release, which will be available in the first quarter of 2009, allows financial institutions to control costs and remain agile by simplifying customizations while streamlining and automating future upgrades.

    The version 3.7 application set includes an advanced software development kit (SDK) that greatly simplifies the process of making application customizations and screen modifications without requiring high level programming experience. The SDK provides an intuitive user interface that allows the user to simply drag and drop screen elements, with the resulting changes available immediately. The workflows and navigation behind the screens can also be easily tailored to a bank's unique processes using visual representations that depict how work moves through the enterprise.

    "We expect these new tools to help us control our IT costs," said Carl Hoburg, executive vice president, information technology for Zions Bancorporation. "They will simplify the effort and shorten the timeframe required to make application modifications and, most importantly, help us avoid re-creating the customizations every time we upgrade, lowering the total cost of ownership."

    With other applications, bank customizations are regularly lost when upgrading to new software releases, a significant drawback in terms of efficiency and hard-dollar costs. By contrast, the new S1 Enterprise SDK includes an "integrated customization environment" that separates the institution's customizations from core code. Changes to the live application are captured as an executable script that can later be applied to new versions of S1 Enterprise in an automated fashion that preserves the bank's upgrade path.

    According to Tom Brogan, research director, retail banking for TowerGroup, "Historically, banks have had to engage their vendor to integrate customizations into new software releases. Due to the time and cost associated with this, many banks elect not to deploy new vendor releases. Isolating customizations enables banks to remain current with releases while not sacrificing the customizations they require."

    Among other enhancements, the S1 Enterprise branch solutions were developed to offer institutions a more agile software development approach that provides releases on an incremental basis, a methodology that can better accommodate changing business requirements. In addition, the user interface has been refreshed through Web 2.0 and AJAX technologies, allowing for easier, more intuitive navigation and a richer, more contemporary user experience. With the new versions, users will also have the ability to personalize their screens according to individual preferences.

    "Managing costs is more critical than ever as financial institutions work through the current market turbulence," said William A. Proctor, senior vice president, branch solutions for S1 Enterprise. "One way we can help is by making it easier for clients to make basic modifications to our branch solutions. At the same time, we're ensuring that the customizations they make today will not be lost as applications are enhanced in the future."

    About S1 Enterprise

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

    About S1 Corporation

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

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    S1 Corporation

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

    Web site: http://www.s1.com/
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    Group Demonstrates 5.9GHz DSRC Packet SnifferIndustry team demonstrates verification test tool that advances adoption of key VII technology

    TORONTO, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITS World Congress, New York - Sirit Inc. ("Sirit") (TSX: SI), a global provider of radio frequency identification ("RFID") technology, today announced during the ITS World Congress show in New York City that they will demonstrate a Dedicated Short Range Communications ("DSRC") Packet Sniffer at the ITS World Congress using the event's "11th Avenue Theatre" Vehicle Infrastructure Integration ("VII") technology demonstration area.

    The Packet Sniffer is a listening device used to independently verify transmitted DSRC data and protocols. The new test tool is the first device to verify IEEE 802.11p and 1609 standards based "Over-the-Air" transmissions. It incorporates the NTRU Aerolink(TM) 1609.2 Security and is the first OmniAir-Approved Test Tool. OmniAir's mission is to develop and offer the means to provide conformance, certification and interoperability test services to increase confidence in DSRC technology and its deployment.

    DSRC Overview

    5.9GHz DSRC is a compelling VII technology designed to provide standards-based, interoperable, low latency, highly secure, high-bandwidth vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications enabling a broad range of applications. Its development represents a critical milestone toward the realization of the combined goals of reduced accidents and fatalities as well as improved mobility - all on one platform. A prominent attribute of 5.9GHz DSRC is that it's based on open standards and can be built by any supplier. This creates a more competitive environment, improves contestability, efficiency, and innovation. Still, in the transport community funding is limited, particularly for new technology. For those working with tight budgets, OmniAir verification increases confidence that VII technology is performing as planned. This ultimately increases acceptance and in turn aids deployment.

    DSRC Benefits

    As an independent single-channel listening device, the 5.9GHz Packet Sniffer is a low-cost autonomous protocol analysis tool that verifies transmitted data against published VII protocols. The software runs on a Windows(R) XP laptop and captures and decodes over-the-air data packets. The single-channel radio listening device detects DSRC units within a short range and monitors either the control channel or service channel. It decodes WSA ("WAVE Service Announcement"), WSM ("WAVE Short Message") and UDP ("User Datagram Protocol") messages per IEEE 1609 and SAE J2735 standards along with embedded security certificates. If the data transmitted over the 802.11p radio does not meet protocols, the test tool reports the data seen and provides information on whether the data can be decoded properly. The Packet Sniffer represents a critical step for Sirit's customers by providing a low cost verification tool for OmniAir 5.9GHz DSRC device standards compliance program.

    Sirit originated its work with the DSRC Industry Consortium with the responsibility of testing the developed technology against the emerging 5.9GHz standards. Currently, Sirit continues its RF Communications testing role in VII proof of concept development. Sirit participates in the IEEE and SAE standards development and several industry associations, such as IBTTA, ITS America and OmniAir. Sirit uses its field application experience to develop the RF test tools needed for the emerging 5.9 GHz DSRC technology.

    Sirit will be performing demonstrations showcasing the full capabilities of the DSRC Packet Sniffer at 1:15pm daily at their booth # 366 during the ITS World Congress show, in addition to static demonstrations of the packet sniffer during the show hours at both the Sirit booth # 366 and an OmniAir members booth # 849.

    About Sirit Inc.

    Sirit Inc. (TSX: SI) is a leading provider of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology worldwide. Harnessing the power of Sirit's enabling-RFID technology, customers are able to more rapidly bring high quality RFID solutions to the market with reduced initial engineering costs. Sirit's products are built on more than 15 years of RF domain expertise addressing multiple frequencies (LF/HF/UHF), multiple protocols and are compliant with global standards. Sirit's broad portfolio of products and capabilities can be customized to address new and traditional RFID market applications including Supply Chain & Logistics, Cashless Payment (including Electronic Tolling), Access Control, Automatic Vehicle Identification, Near Field Communications, Inventory Control & Management, Asset Tracking and Product Authentication. For more information, visit http://www.sirit.com/.

    About the OmniAir Consortium

    The OmniAir Consortium is a non-profit trade association established to enable the national deployment of effective, interoperable 5.9GHz DSRC systems through the member-defined OmniAir Certification program. By testing for standard hardware and application protocols that together permit 'True Interoperability,' the Consortium seeks to ensure that all members - operators, application service providers, integrators, and the consumer - realize maximum benefit from their OmniAir-certified products in a reliable and dynamic environment.

    OmniAir is intended to be the mark that confirms a DSRC system is compliant with industry-designed and maintained standards. This third-party certification will help advance interoperable, secure, and cost-effective vehicle-to-roadside communication systems, particularly 5.9GHz DSRC systems that operate in the frequency allocated by the Federal Communications Commission. The certification program is defined and maintained by OmniAir members and in the end, provides the transportation industry a clear means of identifying standards compliant, interoperable products. For more information, visit http://www.omniair.org/.

    About NTRU

    NTRU Cryptosystems, Inc. is a leading security software and services provider to the platform and embedded security markets. Since 1996, NTRU has provided cryptographic products and services to major corporations in the design and integration of strong security solutions for their products in a wide range of markets. NTRU's core competencies extend from design and development of standards based security architectures and protocols to the cryptosystem design and implementation of security solutions based on the NTRU algorithm suite and other major algorithms. NTRU is headquartered in Acton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.ntru.com/.

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    Safe Harbor Statement under the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Except for the statements of historical fact contained herein, the information presented constitutes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian provincial securities legislation. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, Sirit's objectives, goals, strategies, intentions, plans, beliefs, expectations and estimates, and can generally be identified by the use of words such as "may", "will", "could", "should", "would", "suspect", "outlook", "expect", "intend", "estimate", "anticipate", "believe", "plan", "forecast", "objective" and "continue" (or the negative thereof) and words and expressions of similar import, and may include statements concerning possible or assumed future results, financial outlook and/or future-oriented financial information. Although Sirit believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievement of Sirit to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties impacting Sirit's business. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations include but are not limited to: Sirit's ability to achieve commercialization and/or commercial acceptance of its RFID technology; the evolution of, and adoption rate in, the RFID market; changes in Sirit's strategic relationships; Sirit's dependence on resellers, distributors and significant customers; the utility of research and development expenditures undertaken by Sirit; product defects; increased levels of competition; changes in laws and regulations; foreign exchange fluctuations; and Sirit's overall liquidity and capital resources. These and other important risks are discussed in further detail in the section entitled "Risks Factors" in Sirit's Annual Information Form dated March 14, 2008 and in Sirit's management's discussion and analysis found in its 2007 annual report as filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada via SEDAR. Although Sirit has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Sirit does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this news release as a result of new information, further events or otherwise. This cautionary statement expressly qualifies the forward-looking information in this news release.

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    CONTACT: Tawnya Clark, Sirit Inc., (619) 393-2645, tclark@sirit.com

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