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Companies news of 2009-04-07 (page 4)

  • LSI SAS Technology Enables 80-Plus New Server and Workstation Models Based on...
  • Perfect World Launches 'Hot Dance Party 3.0 - Baby Plan' Expansion Pack
  • Jacobs Awarded $54 Million Option Year on NASA Contract at White Sands Test Facility
  • Savi Extends SmartChain(R) Total Asset Management Suite With Item Unique ID and Passive...
  • Alliance Data Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension with Leading Specialty Retailer...
  • KVH Provides First Quarter Update
  • Saudi Arabian Police Forces Award Kingdom-Wide In-Vehicle Digital Video System License and...
  • SAFRAN Completes Acquisition of Motorola's Biometrics Business
  • Advanced Energy Appoints Yuval Wasserman as Chief Operating Officer
  • VisionChina Media Files Annual Report on Form 20-F
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    LSI SAS Technology Enables 80-Plus New Server and Workstation Models Based on High-Performance, Multi-Core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5500 SeriesDell, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, IBM, Intel, NEC, Sun Microsystems and others incorporate LSI SAS ICs, HBAs and MegaRAID products

    ORLANDO, Fla., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STORAGE NETWORKING WORLD -- LSI Corporation today announced that its SAS ICs, HBAs and MegaRAID(R) products will enable more than 80 new server and workstation models based on the recently announced high-performance, multi-core Intel(R) Xeon(R) Processor 5500 series. Industry-leading OEMs incorporating LSI(TM) SAS storage technology include Dell, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, IBM, Intel, NEC and Sun Microsystems, underscoring the broad demand for LSI SAS technology across the industry's broadest spectrum of OEM platforms.

    "Through many technology generations LSI solutions have accompanied and complemented the storage performance of Intel-based servers," said Jim Pappas, director of Server Technology Initiatives at Intel. "As the new Intel Xeon 5500-based platforms roll out with LSI SAS/SATA enabling technology, customers will benefit from a generation of servers and workstations that deliver intelligent performance with optimizations for enterprise applications, virtualization and the growing adoption of solid-state drive technologies, such as the Intel X25-E."

    Since the inception of SAS, LSI has delivered market-leading products across its extensive portfolio of controller ICs, expanders, HBAs, MegaRAID adapters, RAID-on-motherboard solutions and storage systems. By offering best-in-class SAS and MegaRAID technologies, broad interoperability and single one-stop vendor support, the LSI SAS portfolio uniquely addresses the full spectrum of server, workstation and enterprise storage architecture requirements for implementing complete SAS solutions.

    As the market begins the transition to 6Gb/s SAS, demand for solutions based on the current SAS generation will continue as IT managers look to leverage the cost and flexiblity benefits of SAS storage. According to IDC estimates*, availability of 6Gb/s SAS-based servers will begin in late 2009 and is linked to the production volume shipments of SAS ecosystem components and devices such as LSI SAS RAID-on-Chip (ROC) ICs and MegaRAID SAS adapters.

    "From server generation to server generation, the scale, proven interoperability and advanced capabilities of our broad SAS portfolio has established LSI as a SAS market segment leader," said Steve Fingerhut, senior director of marketing, Storage Components Division, LSI. "As the market readies for the transition to 6Gb/s SAS, LSI is well positioned to build upon the success of its market-leading 3Gb/s SAS products to deliver the enhanced performance, reliability, scalability and security offered by the 6Gb/s SAS generation."

    LSI is currently sampling 6Gb/s SAS ICs and MegaRAID SAS adapters to select OEMs and server industry leaders worldwide to enable next-generation SAS-based systems. More information on LSI SAS products is available at http://www.lsi.com/sas.

    *IDC White Paper sponsored by LSI, "From 3Gb/s SAS to 6Gb/s SAS: It Takes a Standard and an Ecosystem," Doc #213104, August, 2008

    About LSI

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

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

    LSI Corporation

    CONTACT: Jay Russo of LVA Communications, +1-860-739-5598, jay@lva.com,
    for LSI Corporation; or Brian Garabedian of LSI Public Relations,
    +1-408-433-8253, brian.garabedian@lsi.com

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




    Perfect World Launches 'Hot Dance Party 3.0 - Baby Plan' Expansion Pack

    BEIJING, April 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. ("Perfect World" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator in China, announced it launched "Hot Dance Party 3.0 - Baby Plan" expansion pack today.

    "Hot Dance Party" was Perfect World's first 3D online casual game. The game has been well-received by online game players since its launch because of its excellent graphic design, innovative game systems and continued introduction of new features.

    In "Hot Dance Party 3.0 - Baby Plan," a "Baby Rearing System" is added to the existing classic play mode, enhancing the fun of players' game life. Players who have paired up through the game's "Partnership System" can be bestowed a baby by an angel and enjoy the fun of raising the baby in game together.

    Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World, commented, "'Hot Dance Party,' as Perfect World's first online casual game, has been popular with players. I believe 'Hot Dance Party 3.0 - Baby Plan' will bring a new experience and more fun to them. The game's real-life simulation enables players to enjoy themselves in the colorful world of music and dance, and to live a varied life online. We will continue to provide quality games and services to bring more fun to players."

    About Perfect World Co., Ltd. (http://www.pwrd.com/ )

    Perfect World Co., Ltd. is a leading online game developer and operator in China. Perfect World primarily develops three-dimensional ("3D") online games based on the proprietary Angelica 3D game engine and game development platform. The Company's strong technology and creative game design capabilities, combined with extensive local knowledge and experience, enable it to frequently and rapidly introduce popular games that are designed to cater to changing customer preferences and market trends in China. The Company's current portfolio of self-developed online games includes massively multiplayer online role playing games ("MMORPGs"): "Perfect World," "Legend of Martial Arts," "Perfect World II," "Zhu Xian," "Chi Bi," "Pocketpet Journey West," and "Battle of the Immortals;" and an online casual game: "Hot Dance Party." While a substantial portion of the revenues are generated in China, the Company's games have been licensed to leading game operators in a number of countries and regions in Asia, Europe and South America. The Company also generates revenues from game operation in North America. The Company plans to continue to explore new and innovative business models and remains deeply committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.

    Safe Harbor Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute forward-looking statements under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "future," "plans," "believes" and similar statements. Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, our limited operating history, our ability to protect our intellectual property rights, our ability to respond to competitive pressure, changes of the regulatory environment in China, and economic slowdown in China and/or elsewhere. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in Perfect World's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F. Perfect World does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

    For further information, please contact: Perfect World Co., Ltd. Vivien Wang Investor Relations Officer Tel: +86-10-5885-1813 Fax: +86-10-5885-6899 Email: ir@pwrd.com Web: http://www.pwrd.com/ Christensen Investor Relations Kathy Li Tel: +1-480-614-3036 Fax: +1-480-614-3033 Email: kli@christensenir.com Roger Hu Tel: +852-2117-0861 Fax: +852-2117-0869 Email: rhu@christensenir.com

    Perfect World Co., Ltd.

    CONTACT: Perfect World Co., Ltd. - Vivien Wang, Investor Relations
    Officer, +86-10-5885-1813, fax, +86-10-5885-6899, or ir@pwrd.com; Christensen
    Investor Relations - Kathy Li, +1-480-614-3036, fax, +1-480-614-3033, or
    kli@christensenir.com; Roger Hu, +852-2117-0861, fax, +852-2117-0869, or
    rhu@christensenir.com

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




    Jacobs Awarded $54 Million Option Year on NASA Contract at White Sands Test Facility

    PASADENA, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced today that it was awarded the first of two one-year options for test and evaluation support at NASA's White Sands Test Facility near Las Cruces, N.M., after successfully completing a three-year base period.

    The option year has a potential value of $54 million. The contract, which began May 2006, has a potential total value of $270.5 million if all options are exercised.

    Jacobs will provide services to support rocket propulsion testing, materials and components testing, depot level repair of flight hardware, and maintenance and repair of test systems, with a strong focus on support for the Space Shuttle, International Space Station, and the Constellation program.

    In making the announcement, Jacobs President and CEO Craig Martin said, "With this project, Jacobs continues to serve the bulk of the U.S. government's major rocket testing contracts. We remain committed to NASA and to help fulfill its mission to advance manned space flight, and further space exploration research and initiatives."

    Jacobs, with over 55,000 employees and revenues exceeding $12.0 billion, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.

    Any statements made in this release that are not based on historical fact are forward-looking statements. Although such statements are based on management's current estimates and expectations, and currently available competitive, financial, and economic data, forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. We, therefore, caution the reader that there are a variety of factors that could cause business conditions and results to differ materially from what is contained in our forward-looking statements. For a description of some of the factors which may occur that could cause actual results to differ from our forward-looking statements please refer to our 2008 Form 10-K, and in particular the discussions contained under Items 1 - Business, 1A - Risk Factors, 3 - Legal Proceedings, and 7 - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations. We also caution the readers of this release that we do not undertake to update any forward-looking statements made herein.

    For additional information contact: Michelle Jones 626.578.6968 (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090109/JACOBSEGLOGO)

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

    CONTACT: Michelle Jones of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.,
    +1-626-578-6968

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




    Savi Extends SmartChain(R) Total Asset Management Suite With Item Unique ID and Passive RFID CapabilitiesSmartChain and Industry-Leading I-GUIDES Software Enable DoD and Aerospace Defense Suppliers to Meet ID Policies and Streamline Supply Chain Operations

    DENVER, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savi Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin , today announced the extension of its SmartChain(R) asset management software with I-GUIDES, creating a modular solution that enables the U.S. Department of Defense and its suppliers to uniquely identify, track and manage items and inventory throughout the supply chain. The newly expanded capability was announced today at the UID Forum (Savi Booth #17).

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080123/AQW081LOGO)

    I-GUIDES (Integrated Global UID Enterprise Solution) will continue to be offered on its own in its present form to simplify compliance with DoD's Item Unique Identification (IUID) Policy by creating a unique identification code that is applied to mission-critical assets via a two-dimensional barcode. When incorporated as Savi SmartChain(R) I-GUIDES, users can go beyond DoD policy requirements and gain better control over the end-to-end visibility and management of their supply chain assets and inventory.

    I-GUIDES, which has been commercially available from Lockheed Martin since 2004 and recently transferred to Savi Technology, has become established as the most widely used and complete item identification solution across major defense suppliers and the DoD. With Savi's expertise in asset and supply chain management solutions, the software can be taken to the next level of customer value.

    "We're thrilled to be able to incorporate I-GUIDES into our suite of SmartChain asset management tools because it's the first step in total asset visibility and management, which broadens the value we can deliver to customers who want to optimize the management of their supply chain assets," said David Shannon, Savi Technology's senior vice president of Strategy, Marketing and the Project Management Office.

    Shannon emphasized that current and prospective defense suppliers using I-GUIDES will see no difference or disruption in the solution developed by Lockheed Martin. However, a combined Savi SmartChain I-GUIDES solution now allows customers to gain returns on their investment by improving the management of assets throughout the global supply chain. Savi SmartChain(R) I-GUIDES also can leverage all types of wireless tracking and sensor technologies to manage assets and inventory anytime and anywhere, monitor asset conditions, audit the history of the asset and know when it requires maintenance or repair.

    The IUID Policy not only applies to commercial companies that are DoD suppliers, but it also applies to legacy assets already in the DoD's supply network.

    From aircraft parts and vehicle transmissions to medical and computer equipment, the IUID mandate requires the placement of a unique two-dimensional data matrix bar code on items costing more than $5,000, or that are serially managed by the DoD, considered mission critical or categorized as spare parts or requiring maintenance and repair.

    Savi SmartChain I-GUIDES is a web-based software solution that can be purchased through a license or a subscription. It supports a full range of data input approaches and printers to generate 2-D barcodes, can be set up rapidly, and can integrate data with passive RFID labels and other Automatic Identification Technologies to associate the item with cases, pallets or containers transporting them.

    As a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin , Savi Technology is a leading provider of real-time supply chain information and technology solutions and services. These capabilities include active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and other Automatic Identification Technology-based solutions that improve the visibility, management and security of supply chain assets, shipments and consignments. For more information, visit http://www.savi.com/.

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Savi Technology - Lockheed Martin

    CONTACT: Mark Nelson of Savi, +1-650-316-4872, mnelson@savi.com

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




    Alliance Data Signs Multi-Year Contract Extension with Leading Specialty Retailer PacSunContinues Private Label Credit Card Services to Enhance Customer Loyalty

    DALLAS, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliance Data Systems Corporation , a leading provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data, today announced it has signed a multi-year contract renewal with Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. to continue providing private label credit card services for PacSun.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20051024/ADSLOGO )

    Headquartered in Anaheim, Calif., PacSun is a leading lifestyle specialty retailer rooted in the youth culture and fashion vibe of Southern California, selling casual apparel with a limited selection of accessories and footwear designed to meet the needs of teens and young adults. PacSun currently operates 932 PacSun stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico. A client of Alliance Data's since 2000, Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. recorded fiscal 2008 sales of $1.25 billion.

    Under terms of the renewal agreement, Alliance Data will continue providing private label credit card services including account acquisition and activation; receivables funding; card authorization; private label credit card issuance; statement generation; remittance processing; customer service functions; and marketing services to PacSun.

    The private label card program delivers value to PacSun customers through a points-based loyalty program. Cardholders earn points that can be redeemed toward future purchases and become eligible for special PacSun sales, promotions and exclusive gift-with-purchase offers only available to PacSun cardholders.

    "We are very pleased with Alliance Data's services and look forward to continuing our partnership in the years to come," said Mike Henry, chief financial officer, Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.

    "PacSun is a lifestyle brand that has built a loyal customer base with tremendous affinity for the brand," said Ivan Szeftel, president of Retail Services for Alliance Data. "We're excited to continue our partnership with PacSun to complement their brand, while providing credit marketing tools that drive customer loyalty. At the same time, we look forward to exploring additional opportunities to evolve the marketing strategy for PacSun's card program."

    About Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.

    Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc. is a leading lifestyle specialty retailer rooted in the youth culture and fashion vibe of Southern California. The Company sells casual apparel with a limited selection of accessories and footwear designed to meet the needs of teens and young adults. As of January 31, 2009, the Company operated 932 stores in 50 states and Puerto Rico. PacSun's website address is http://www.pacsun.com/.

    About Alliance Data

    Alliance Data and its family of businesses is a leading provider of loyalty and marketing solutions derived from transaction-rich data. Through the creation and deployment of customized solutions that measurably change consumer behavior, Alliance Data helps its clients to create and enhance customer loyalty to build stronger, mutually beneficial relationships with their customers. The Company manages millions of customer relationships for some of North America's largest and most recognizable brands, helping them grow their businesses and drive profitability. Headquartered in Dallas, Alliance Data employs approximately 7,000 associates at approximately 50 locations worldwide. Alliance Data is a leading provider of marketing-driven credit solutions, and is the parent company of Epsilon(R), a leading provider of multi-channel, data-driven technologies and marketing services, and LoyaltyOne(TM), which owns and operates the AIR MILES(R) Reward Program, Canada's premier coalition loyalty program. For more information about the company, visit its web site, http://www.alliancedata.com/.

    Alliance Data's Safe Harbor Statement/Forward Looking Statements

    This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements may use words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "predict," "project" and similar expressions as they relate to us or our management. When we make forward-looking statements, we are basing them on our management's beliefs and assumptions, using information currently available to us. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, these forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including those discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    If one or more of these or other risks or uncertainties materialize, or if our underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary materially from what we projected. Any forward-looking statements contained in this presentation reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions include those made with respect to and any developments related to the termination of the proposed merger with an affiliate of The Blackstone Group, including risks and uncertainties arising from actions that the parties to the merger agreement or third parties may take in connection therewith. We have no intention, and disclaim any obligation, to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future results or otherwise.

    "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this presentation regarding Alliance Data Systems Corporation's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year. Risk factors may be updated in Item 1A in each of the Company's Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for each quarterly period subsequent to the Company's most recent Form 10-K.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Alliance Data Systems Corporation

    CONTACT: Julie Prozeller - Analysts/Investors, Financial Dynamics,
    +1-212-850-5721, alliancedata@fd.com, or Shelley Whiddon - Media,
    +1-972-348-4310, Shelley.whiddon@alliancedata.com, both for Alliance Data; or
    Gar Jackson, VP Investor Relations, Pacific Sunwear of California, Inc.,
    +1-714-414-4049

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




    KVH Provides First Quarter Update

    MIDDLETOWN, R.I., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- KVH Industries, Inc., announced today that preliminary indications are that the company will report revenue of approximately $18 million for the first quarter of 2009 compared to revenue of $23.1 million in the year earlier period. Due to the revenue shortfall, the company's preliminary estimate is that it will report a loss of roughly $0.18 per share for the first quarter, below its original expectations of a more modest loss. In the first quarter of 2008, KVH reported net income of $1.6 million or $0.11 on a per-diluted share basis.

    The company's prior guidance anticipated that first quarter 2009 revenue would be approximately 10% lower than the same period last year. However, the declining macro-economic conditions during the first quarter and their impact on sales of boats, cars and recreational vehicles affected the sale of KVH's mobile satellite television products to the leisure markets. The reduction in sales of KVH's TracVision(R) products for new leisure vessels and vehicles accounted for the majority of the decline in company revenues. Illustrating the challenges faced in the leisure market, two leading recreational vehicle manufacturers that sold KVH products as factory-installed options declared bankruptcy during the first quarter. Sales of the TracPhone(R) V7 and mini-VSAT Broadband(sm) service to the commercial maritime market along with sales of military products appear to have met the company's expectations for the quarter.

    Recently the company also received significant orders for its military and commercial products, much of which are expected to begin shipping in the second quarter. Taking these orders into account along with the company's prior backlog, the company expects that its second quarter results will be sequentially better than those for the first quarter of 2009. Nevertheless, economic conditions continue to be a significant challenge and make it a difficult environment in which to project performance.

    KVH's first quarter closed on March 31, 2009, and all statements in this release reflect a preliminary analysis of the company's quarterly financial results. The company expects to release its first quarter 2009 results on April 23, 2009.

    About KVH Industries, Inc.

    KVH Industries (http://www.kvh.com/) is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high speed internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. The company is based in Middletown, RI, with facilities in Tinley Park, IL, and Kokkedal, Denmark.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. For example, forward-looking statements include statements regarding our financial goals for future periods, anticipated revenue growth, anticipated profitability, anticipated orders for our mobile communication and military products, and anticipated improvements in our competitive position. The actual results we achieve could differ materially from the statements made in this press release. Factors that might cause these differences include, but are not limited to: the impact of the worsening recession, such as availability of consumer credit or increases in fuel prices, on the sale and use of motor vehicles and marine vessels; delays or an inability to expand coverage of the mini-VSAT Broadband service to new regions; the potential inability to secure adequate Ku-band satellite capacity or the licenses necessary for any expansion of the mini-VSAT Broadband network; risks associated with the delivery or performance of critical hardware; future decisions about the expected profitability of additional satellite regions; the need for qualification of products to customer or regulatory standards; unanticipated declines or changes in customer demand, due to economic, seasonal and other factors, particularly with respect to the TracPhone V7; the unpredictability of order timing, purchasing schedules and priorities for our defense products; order cancellations or unexercised options, particularly for longer-term defense orders; and weakened consumer demand for our products and services, especially at the more price sensitive low end of our product offerings. These and other factors are discussed in more detail in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 13, 2009. Copies are available through our Investor Relations department and website, http://investors.kvh.com/. We do not assume any obligation to update our forward-looking statements to reflect new information and developments.

    KVH, TracVision, and TracPhone are registered trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. "mini-VSAT Broadband" is a service mark of KVH Industries, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective companies.

    KVH Industries, Inc.

    CONTACT: Chris Watson of KVH Industries, +1-401-845-8138,
    cwatson@kvh.com

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




    Saudi Arabian Police Forces Award Kingdom-Wide In-Vehicle Digital Video System License and Certification of Digital Ally Products Through Saudi Distributor Nurizon CorporationDIGITAL ALLY RECEIVES INITIAL SAUDI ARABIAN ORDER FOR DVM-750 SYSTEMS

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital Ally, Inc. , which develops, manufactures and markets advanced video surveillance products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications, today announced that its distributor in Saudi Arabia, Nurizon Corporation, has obtained a certificate and been awarded a license of approval for Digital Ally's in-vehicle digital video systems from the Saudi Arabian Police Forces, a Kingdom-wide emergency services agency.

    "We are extremely pleased with this latest award, which demonstrates the strength and viability of the range of products that Nurizon offers in the Saudi Arabian market," observed Christopher Riddell, Chief Executive Officer of Nurizon Corporation. "We have worked hard to ensure that the Saudi Arabian security forces recognize the strength and viability of Digital Ally's product line, and this resulted in us receiving certification in record time. Digital Ally's superior financial stability, and its impressive and sustained market penetration worldwide, are directly in keeping with the character of partners that Nurizon seeks to align itself with."

    Lt. Colonel Major Abdulaziz Al-Shammary, when commenting on the latest award for Digital Ally through Nurizon Corporation, stated, "Nurizon Corporation has demonstrated that its latest line of products for use by the Kingdom-wide security forces is of the highest quality and standing, and the integrated rear view mirror with the video viewing screen is an extremely attractive and non-intrusive option for our officers on the street."

    Digital Ally's leading in-vehicle video recording solutions provide an integrated rear view mirror and liquid crystal display, ensuring that there are no moving parts, and existing radios mounted in vehicle dashboards no longer need to be interfered with. Law enforcement officers are also able to upload video and audio from the vehicle to government servers via encrypted wireless radio technology. In the near future, Saudi officers will also have the option of wearing Digital Ally's unique, patent-pending FirstVu(TM) cameras on their uniforms, an offering that is not available from any other in-vehicle video recording providers.

    The fully Arabised Digital Ally Recording System is fully compatible and integrates easily with the ANPR (License Plate Recognition) and mobile speed enforcement systems provided by major manufacturers through Nurizon Corporation.

    "Nurizon has informed us that our products are already receiving acclaim and recognition throughout public safety and emergency services agencies across the Middle East," stated Stanton E. Ross, Chief Executive Officer of Digital Ally, Inc. "Countries such as Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates have expressed an interest in conducting field trials of our in-vehicle video solutions in conjunction with Nurizon Corporation. We have received our first DVM-750 order from a dealer in Saudi Arabia, through Nurizon, in conjunction with a pilot project with one of the region's law enforcement agencies. A follow-up order for approximately 100 additional systems could be forthcoming if the pilot program is successful, as anticipated."

    Digital Ally also announced that it has added international distribution agents in six new countries since the first of the year, which brings its total to 30 agents representing its products in various countries throughout the world.

    About Digital Ally, Inc.

    Digital Ally, Inc. develops, manufactures and markets advanced technology products for law enforcement, homeland security and commercial security applications. The Company's primary focus is digital video imaging and storage. For additional information, visit http://www.digitalallyinc.com/

    The Company is headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, and its shares are traded on The Nasdaq Capital Market under the symbol "DGLY".

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations or forecasts of future events, can be affected by inaccurate assumptions, and are subject to various business risks and known and unknown uncertainties, a number of which are beyond the control of management. Therefore, actual results could differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. A wide variety of factors that may cause actual results to differ from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the following: the Company's ability to deliver its new product offerings as scheduled and have them perform as planned or advertised; its ability to increase revenue and profits in the current economic climate; the extent to which the license of approval from the Saudi Arabian Police Forces will result in product sales; its ability to expand its share of the in-car video market in the domestic and international law enforcement communities; uncertainties regarding market acceptance, domestically and internationally, for one or more of its new products; its ability to commercialize its products and production processes, including increasing its production capabilities to satisfy orders in a cost-effective manner; competition; patent protection on its products; the effect of changing economic conditions; and changes in government regulations, tax rates and similar matters. These cautionary statements should not be construed as exhaustive or as any admission as to the adequacy of the Company's disclosures. The Company cannot predict or determine after the fact what factors would cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements or other statements. The reader should consider statements that include the words "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "estimates", "plans", "projects", "should", or other expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events or trends, to be uncertain and forward-looking. The Company does not undertake to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Additional information respecting risk factors that could materially affect the Company and its operations are contained in its annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    For Additional Information, Please Contact: Stanton E. Ross, CEO at (913) 814-7774; or RJ Falkner & Company, Inc., Investor Relations Counsel at (800) 377-9893 or via email at info@rjfalkner.com

    Digital Ally, Inc.

    CONTACT: Stanton E. Ross, CEO of Digital Ally, Inc., +1-913-814-7774; or
    RJ Falkner & Company, Inc., Investor Relations Counsel, 1-800-377-9893,
    info@rjfalkner.com, for Digital Ally, Inc.

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




    SAFRAN Completes Acquisition of Motorola's Biometrics Business

    PARIS and SCHAUMBURG, Illinois, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAFRAN and Motorola, Inc. announced today that they have completed the previously-announced sale of Motorola's biometric business unit, including the Printrak trademark, to SAFRAN through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sagem Securite.

    SAFRAN, with approximately $15 billion in revenue in 2008, is an international high-technology group. SAFRAN has been operating in the U.S. for 30 years and is a world leader in a number of industrial segments, including aircraft engines through the 35-year CFM International Joint Venture with General Electric Company, and also supplies aircraft components used on many U.S. military platforms as well as civil aviation customers. Its largest U.S. customer is Boeing and it has significant relationships with other U.S. aerospace companies. SAFRAN operates in aerospace propulsion, aircraft equipment, and defense and security.

    Products incorporating SAFRAN's technology have been used for over 20 years by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Coast Guard and NASA. Representative products today include KC-135R Stratotanker C-17 Globemaster, F/A-18, F-16, F-22, V-22 and C-130. SAFRAN is party to over 100 technical assistance agreements (TAAs) and manufacturing licence agreements (MLAs), has 22 empowered corporate officials dedicated to export control and regulations and is committed to full compliance to such requirements and implements internal policies and procedures to this end.

    SAFRAN has more than 54,000 employees in over 30 countries, including 3,200 employees in the U.S. with facilities and offices in 42 locations across 19 states.

    For more information, http://www.safran-group.com/

    Sagem Securite is one of the world's leading suppliers of identity systems, Sagem Securite focuses on applications including personal rights and flow management, in particular based on biometrics, secure terminals and smart cards. Its integrated solutions are deployed worldwide and contribute to the safety and security of transportation, data, people and states. Sagem Securite is a fast growing company with an annual growth over 15 % in the last two years.

    Sagem Securite is already present in the US through Sagem Morpho, Inc. which develops and sells secure identification systems incorporating various biometric technologies including fingerprint, palm prints, iris and facial recognition either through OEM relationships with major U.S. integrators such as Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin, or through its own direct relationships with customers. SMI's U.S. customers for these systems include both law enforcement and civil agencies such as New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, Missouri State Highway Patrol, New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, New York Police Department Central Records Division,, FBI Latent Laboratory, FBI Criminal Justice Information Services, U.S. Army Crime Lab).

    Sagem Securite has 4,300 employees in over 24 countries in 2008. For more information, http://www.sagem-securite.com/

    Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola had sales of US $30.1 billion in 2008.

    For more information, please visit http://www.motorola.com/

    SAFRAN

    CONTACT: Media Contacts: Kelly Harder, Motorola, Inc., +1-312-209-0123,
    kelly.harder@motorola.com; Catherine Malek, SAFRAN, +33(0)1-40-60-80-28,
    cmalek.malek@safran.fr; Investor Relations Contacts: Dean Lindroth, Motorola,
    Inc., +1-847-576-6899, dean.lindroth@motorola.com; Quy Nguyen-Ngoc, SAFRAN,
    +33(0)1-40-60-80-45, quy.nguyen-ngoc@safran.fr




    Advanced Energy Appoints Yuval Wasserman as Chief Operating Officer

    FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. today announced that Yuval Wasserman has been named chief operating officer (COO), effective April 3, 2009. In his new position, Mr. Wasserman will assume the responsibility for worldwide operations in addition to his existing responsibilities with oversight over sales, service and marketing.

    "We are delighted that Yuval is assuming this critically important role. Since joining Advanced Energy in August of 2007, he has proven to be an integral part of our team. His vast industry experience that spans over 25 years, his leadership strength and intimate knowledge of the company and the markets we serve will prove invaluable to Advanced Energy," said Dr. Hans Betz, president and CEO.

    "I am honored and excited by the opportunity to lead the worldwide operations of Advanced Energy, as we drive for greater excellence in our markets," added Mr. Wasserman.

    Prior to joining Advanced Energy, Mr. Wasserman was President and CEO of Tevet Process Control Technologies Inc. (acquired by Nanometrics). He also held senior executive and general management positions at Boxer Cross (acquired by Applied Materials), Fusion Systems, AG Associates, and National Semiconductors.

    About Advanced Energy

    Advanced Energy is a global leader in innovative power and control technologies for high-growth, thin film manufacturing and solar power generation. Specifically, AE targets solar grid-tie inverters, solar cells, semiconductors, flat panel displays, data storage products, architectural glass and other advanced applications.

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030825/AEISLOGO
    http://photoarchive.ap.org/
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

    CONTACT: Annie Leschin, or Vanessa Lehr, both of StreetSmart Investor
    Relations, +1-970-407-6555, ir@aei.com, for Advanced Energy Industries, Inc.

    Web Site: http://www.advanced-energy.com/




    VisionChina Media Files Annual Report on Form 20-F

    BEIJING, April 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- VisionChina Media Inc. ("VisionChina" or the "Company") , one of China's largest out-of-home digital television advertising networks on mass transportation systems, today announced that it filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2008 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on April 6, 2009. The Annual Report on Form 20-F is now available on the Company's website under the investor relations section at http://www.visionchina.cn/ .

    The Company will provide a hard copy of its complete audited financial statements to its shareholders upon request. Requests should be directed to VisionChina Media Inc., ATTN: Investor Relations, No. 1 Qinglong Hutong, Gehua Building, Room 1116, Beijing 100007, People's Republic of China.

    About VisionChina Media Inc.

    VisionChina Media Inc. operates an out-of-home advertising network on mass transportation systems, including buses and subways, that reaches over 26 million viewers each day in China, according to CTR Market Research. As of December 31, 2008, VisionChina Media's advertising network included over 66,264 digital television displays on mass transportation systems in 17 of China's economically prosperous cities, including Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenzhen. VisionChina Media has the ability to deliver real-time, location-specific broadcasting, including news, stock quotes, weather and traffic reports and other entertainment programming. For more information, please visit http://www.visionchina.cn/ .

    For investor inquiries, please contact: In China: Mrs. Helen Plummer Investor Relations Officer VisionChina Media, Inc. Tel: +86-10-8418-7475 Email: helen.plummer@visionchina.cn Mr. Derek Mitchell Ogilvy Financial, Beijing Tel: +86-10-8520-6284 Email: derek.mitchell@ogilvy.com In the United States: Ms. Jessica Barist Cohen Ogilvy Financial, New York Tel: +1-646-460-9989 Email: jessica.cohen@ogilvypr.com For media inquiries, please contact: Ms. Ceren Wende Ogilvy Financial, Beijing Tel: +86-10-8520-6514 Email: ceren.wende@ogilvy.com

    VisionChina Media Inc.

    CONTACT: In China: Helen Plummer, Investor Relations Officer, VisionChina
    Media, Inc. at +86-10-8418-7475 or helen.plummer@visionchina.cn; Derek
    Mitchell, Ogilvy Financial, Beijing at +86-10-8520-6284 or
    derek.mitchell@ogilvy.com; in the United States: Jessica Barist Cohen, Ogilvy
    Financial, New York at +1-646-460-9989 or jessica.cohen@ogilvypr.com; Media
    inquiries: Ceren Wende, Ogilvy Financial, Beijing at +86-10-8520-6514 or
    ceren.wende@ogilvy.com

    Web site: http://www.visionchina.cn/




    ECtel Schedules First Quarter Results Release for Wednesday, May 6th, 2009Management to Host Conference Call Later the Same Day

    ROSH HA'AYIN, Israel, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ECtel Ltd. , a leading global provider of Integrated Management(TM) (IRM(TM)) solutions, today announced that it will be releasing its First Quarter 2009 Financial Results on Wednesday, May 6th, 2009.

    (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010807/FLTU015LOGO )

    The company will host a teleconference to discuss the results later that same day, at 10:00am Eastern Time (9:00 am Central Time, 7:00 am Pacific Time, and 5:00 pm Israel Time).

    Mr. Itzik Weinstein, President & CEO and Mr. Mickey Neumann, Senior Vice President & CFO, will co-host the call. To participate, please dial one of the following numbers, and request ECtel's First Quarter 2009 Earnings Results Conference call:

    From the United States: 1-866-345-5855 From Israel: 03-918-0610 From the United Kingdom: 0-800-404-8418 All other international callers: +972-3-918-0610

    A Webcast replay of the earnings call will be available after the call on the Company's web site at: http://www.ectel.com/

    ECtel's management looks forward to your participation. About ECtel

    ECtel is a leading global provider of Integrated Revenue Management(TM) (IRM(TM)) solutions for communications service providers. A pioneering market leader for nearly 20 years, ECtel offers carrier-grade solutions that enable wireline, wireless, converged and next generation operators to fully manage their revenue and cost processes. ECtel serves prominent Tier One operators, and has more than 100 implementations in over 50 countries worldwide. Established in 1990 ECtel maintains offices and presence in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

    For more information, visit: http://www.ectel.com/.

    Certain statements contained in this release contain forward-looking information with respect to plans, projections or future performance and products of the Company, the occurrence of which involves certain risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the reoccurrence of sales to existing customers, the ability to recognize revenue in future periods as anticipated, the possible slow-down in expenditures by telecom operators, the unpredictability of the telecom market, product and market acceptance risks, ability to complete development and market introduction of new products, the impact of competitive pricing and offerings, fluctuations in quarterly and annual results of operations, dependence on several large customers, commercialization and technological difficulties, risks related to our operations in Israel and other risks detailed in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. ECtel undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    Company Contacts: ECtel Ltd. Michael Neumann Senior Vice President and CFO Tel: +972-3-9002102 Fax: +972-3-9002103 Email: mickeyne@ectel.com ECtel Ltd. Dana Rubin MarCom Manager Tel: +972-3-9002656 Fax: +972-3-9002103 Email: ir@ectel.com IR Contacts: Ehud Helft \ Kenny Green GK Investor Relations Tel: +1-617-418-3096 +1-646-201-9246 Email: info@gkir.com

    Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20010807/FLTU015LOGO ECtel Ltd

    CONTACT: Company Contacts: ECtel Ltd., Michael Neumann, Senior Vice
    President and CFO, Tel: +972-3-9002102, Fax: +972-3-9002103, Email:
    mickeyne@ectel.com; ECtel Ltd., Dana Rubin, MarCom Manager, Tel:
    +972-3-9002656, Fax: +972-3-9002103, Email: ir@ectel.com; IR Contacts: Ehud
    Helft \ Kenny Green, GK Investor Relations, Tel: +1-617-418-3096,
    +1-646-201-9246, Email: info@gkir.com




    Amdocs Selected by Clearwire for Customer Experience Systems Deployment and Managed Services

    ST. LOUIS, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amdocs , the leading provider of customer experience systems, today announced that it has been selected by Clearwire Communications LLC, a subsidiary of Clearwire Corporation, for a multi-year agreement for the license and implementation of Amdocs CES 7.5 products and managed services. The Amdocs products and services will support Clearwire's retail and wholesale business.

    Clearwire has licensed products from the Amdocs CES (customer experience systems) 7.5 Portfolio including customer management, self service, billing, mediation, ordering and other products. Additionally, Amdocs will manage Clearwire's existing business support systems (BSS) and the conversion to Amdocs CES 7.5.

    "As Clearwire continues to expand our nationwide mobile WiMAX network, we are investing in proven technology to enable us to launch new products quickly and deliver a powerful customer experience," said Jeff Pearson, vice president of information technology for Clearwire. "By partnering with Amdocs, we will deploy an integrated platform to support a growing customer base and to collaborate more effectively with our wholesale partners."

    "Amdocs' agreement with Clearwire demonstrates our leadership and commitment to 4G technology deployments to support next-generation services and business models," said Michael Couture, head of global marketing for Amdocs. "We are committed to Clearwire's success and will deliver the systems and services that will help manage new market deployments, subscriber acquisition and the ever-important customer experience."

    About Amdocs CES

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

    About Amdocs

    Amdocs is the market leader in customer experience systems innovation, enabling world-leading service providers to deliver an integrated, innovative and the intentional customer experience(TM) at every point of service. Amdocs provides solutions that deliver customer experience excellence, combining the software, service and expertise to help its customers execute their strategies and achieve service, operational and financial excellence. A global company with revenue of $3.16 billion in fiscal 2008, Amdocs has more than 17,000 employees and serves customers in more than 50 countries around the world. For more information, visit Amdocs at http://www.amdocs.com/.

    Amdocs Forward-Looking Statement

    This press release includes information that constitutes forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about Amdocs' growth and business results in future quarters. Although we believe the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, we can give no assurance that our expectations will be obtained or that any deviations will not be material. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause future results to differ from those anticipated. These risks include, but are not limited to, the effects of general economic conditions, Amdocs' ability to grow in the business segments it serves, adverse effects of market competition, rapid technological shifts that may render the Company's products and services obsolete, potential loss of a major customer, our ability to develop long-term relationships with our customers, and risks associated with operating businesses in the international market. Amdocs may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, however the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These and other risks are discussed at greater length in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including in our Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2008, filed on December 8, 2008, and in our quarterly 6-K furnished on February 9, 2009.

    Amdocs

    CONTACT: Garland Harwood of Weber Shandwick, +1-212-445-8373,
    gharwood@webershandwick.com, for Amdocs

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




    HD Video Streaming Reaches New Quality and Performance Levels with ViewCast's Niagara 7500

    PLANO, Texas, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ViewCast Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VCST), a developer of industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation, management and delivery of professional quality video over IP and mobile networks, today announced they will be demonstrating the Niagara(R) 7500, their latest innovation in high-definition streaming, at NAB 2009. The Niagara 7500 is a powerful, feature-rich streaming appliance for Web-based delivery of high-definition video. Designed for the most demanding professional broadcasting applications and other professional-level high-definition video distribution requirements, the Niagara 7500 is a complete plug-and-play solution that enables users to quickly capture and broadcast premium quality audio and video to IP and mobile networks in multiple formats and at multiple bit rates - all simultaneously.

    "The Niagara 7500 combines the latest multi-core processing power with ViewCast's advanced video processing and comprehensive encoding capabilities enabling broadcasting professionals to deliver the highest definition, multi-standard video streaming experiences that today's digital media marketplace demands," said Dave Stoner, ViewCast President and CEO. "Even more significantly, our management tools simplify the complex workflows often associated with the transformation and delivery of HD sources to IP and mobile networks."

    The Niagara 7500 is a high-definition video-streaming appliance that brings a new level of quality and performance to professional broadcasting applications. It offers a sleek, innovative touch control interface that streamlines and simplifies operation. A brilliant high-resolution widescreen monitor on the front panel displays captured video, and multi-segment LED meters and a headphone jack are provided for audio monitoring.

    The Niagara 7500 accepts standard or high-definition video through its SDI interface, and an SDI loop-out is provided to facilitate workflow. A key feature of its video processing capability is that it can switch-on-the-fly between standard and high-definition sources, without having to re-initialize the system. Audio inputs include analog stereo (balanced and unbalanced), two channels of AES/EBU, and eight stereo pairs of embedded SDI audio.

    The Niagara 7500 also comes standard with ViewCast SimulStream(R) technology, which enables a single video source to generate several video streams all at once, with each stream configured differently for laptops, cell phones, or mobile devices. It also allows simultaneous streaming in many popular formats, including Windows Media(TM), VC-1, Silverlight(TM), Flash(TM), H.264, 3GPP mobile and more.

    Closed-caption extraction and rendering, de-interlacing, and inverse telecine are standard on the Niagara 7500, as well as bitmap overlay, scaling and cropping. If its incoming signal is interrupted, the Niagara 7500 will even default to a standby message that can be customized by the user.

    Like all professional-grade ViewCast streaming appliances, the Niagara 7500 comes standard with Niagara SCX(R) Pro, which allows remote management of all the key features of multiple units in the same easy-to-use interface, over the network. There's also an available SDK that allows users to customize their experience, or interface with broadcast automation systems for highly customized applications.

    NAB 2009

    ViewCast will be demonstrating the Niagara 7500 along with the company's latest products at NAB 2009, April 20-23, Booth SL6020, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. To schedule an appointment with a ViewCast executive at the show, please contact Jessie Glockner, Rainier Communications at 508-475-0025 x140, or via email at jglockner@rainierco.com.

    About ViewCast

    ViewCast develops industry-leading hardware and software for the transformation, management and delivery of professional quality video over IP and mobile networks. ViewCast's award-winning solutions simplify the complex workflows required for the Web-based streaming of news, sports, music and other video content to computers and mobile devices, empowering broadcasters, businesses and governments to easily and effectively reach and expand their audiences. With more than 300,000 video capture cards deployed globally, ViewCast sets the standard in the streaming media industry. ViewCast Niagara(R) streaming appliances, Osprey(R) video capture cards, and Niagara SCX(R) encoding and management software provide the highly reliable technology required to deliver the multi-platform experiences driving today's digital media market.

    ViewCast, Osprey, Niagara, Niagara SCX, GoStream, SimulStream, and EZStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewCast Corporation or its subsidiaries. Windows Media and Silverlight are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Flash is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All other trademarks appearing herein are the property of their respective owners.

    ViewCast Contact: Jeff Kopang Vice President of Marketing Tel: +1 (972) 488-7200 E-mail: jeffk@viewcast.com PR Agency Contact: Jessie Glockner Rainier Communications Tel: +1 (508) 475-0025 x140 E-mail: jglockner@rainierco.com Investor Contact: Matt Clawson Allen & Caron Tel: +1 (949) 474-4300 E-mail: matt@allencaron.com

    ViewCast Corporation

    CONTACT: Jeff Kopang, Vice President of Marketing of ViewCast
    Corporation, +1-972-488-7200, jeffk@viewcast.com; or PR, Jessie Glockner of
    Rainier Communications, +1-508-475-0025, ext. 140, jglockner@rainierco.com,
    for ViewCast Corporation; or Investors, Matt Clawson of Allen & Caron,
    +1-949-474-4300, matt@allencaron.com, for ViewCast Corporation

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




    ClickSoftware to Acquire Assets of Manchitra ServicesAcquisition Expands ClickSoftware's Drive Into India Providing Significant Local Presence

    BURLINGTON, Massachusetts, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. , the leading provider of mobile workforce management and service optimization solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the workforce management business from Manchitra Services Private Limited.

    Manchitra Services Private Limited provides solutions in the areas of workforce management, GIS-based network management and GIS based solution development. Its offerings and capabilities include consultancy, products, and software customization and integration.

    ClickSoftware will acquire all the assets of the Manchitra workforce management business including its product, customers and about 25 employees. All of these assets will be transferred to a newly formed subsidiary - ClickSoftware India Private Limited. Under the terms of the definitive agreement, the consideration for the transaction is about USD 2.65 million which ClickSoftware will pay in cash at the closing of the transaction. The closing is subject to certain closing conditions, and is expected to occur during the month of April 2009.

    "Manchitra's capabilities will enable ClickSoftware to significantly strengthen its local presence in this region," said Professor Moshe BenBassat, Chairman and CEO of ClickSoftware. "The value of workforce management and optimization solutions is gaining recognition in India primarily by utilities and telecommunication companies involved in the massive expansion of the country's infrastructure. We see a tremendous opportunity to play a leading role in selling and delivering these solutions and helping organizations manage their growth and operate efficiently and cost effectively."

    "The addition of the newly acquired implementation and delivery arm in India will provide ClickSoftware with a whole new range of benefits to customers and prospects in that region. This will range from swift response to market requests and competitive pricing to support of our system integration partners," said Hannan Carmeli, President and COO of ClickSoftware. "This is one more step towards aligning our delivery capabilities with the vast potential presented by the recently signed agreement with SAP," Carmeli explained. On the corporate front, Carmeli continued, "Manchitra employees bring with them a culture of innovation and a reputation for rapid and thorough response to customers. Their dedication to excellence, continuous improvement and commitment to building relationships of trust with clients are fully consistent with ClickSoftware values."

    ClickSoftware India along with the acquired employees will also provide ClickSoftware with a base for off-shore research and development as well as the opportunity to expand their implementation services outside of India.

    The Company intends to further discuss this acquisition in the upcoming earnings call due on May 6th, 2009.

    About ClickSoftware

    ClickSoftware is the leading provider of mobile workforce management and service optimization solutions that create business value for service operations through higher levels of productivity, customer satisfaction and cost effectiveness. Combining educational, implementation and support services with best practices and its industry-leading solutions, ClickSoftware drives service decision making across all levels of the organization. From proactive customer demand forecasting and capacity planning to real-time decision making, incorporating scheduling, mobility and location-based services, ClickSoftware helps service organizations get the most out of their resources. With over 100 customers across a variety of industries and geographies, and strong partnerships with leading platform and system integration partners - ClickSoftware is uniquely positioned to deliver superb business performance to any organization. The Company is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. and Israel, with offices in Europe, and Asia Pacific. For more information about ClickSoftware, please call +1-781-272-5903 or +1-888-438-3308, or visit http://www.clicksoftware.com/.

    This press release contains express or implied forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those statements regarding future results of operations, visibility into future periods, growth and rates of growth, and expectations regarding future closing of contracts, receipt of orders, recognition of revenues and deferred revenues. Such "forward-looking statements" involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those projected. Achievement of these results by ClickSoftware may be affected by many factors, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding the general economic outlook, the length of or changes in ClickSoftware's sales cycle, ClickSoftware's ability to close sales to potential customers in a timely manner and maintain or strengthen relationships with strategic partners, the timing of revenue recognition, foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations, and ClickSoftware's ability to maintain or increase its sales pipeline. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those discussed in the "Risk Factors" section and elsewhere in ClickSoftware's annual report on Form 20F for the year ended December 31, 2007 and in subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Clicksoftware is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

    Contacts: Shmuel Arvatz Chief Financial Officer +972-3-765-9400 Shmuel.Arvatz@clicksoftware.com Noa Schuman Investor Relations +972-3-7659-467 Noa.Schuman@clicksoftware.com

    ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd

    CONTACT: Contacts: Shmuel Arvatz, Chief Financial Officer,
    +972-3-765-9400, Shmuel.Arvatz@clicksoftware.com. Noa Schuman, Investor
    Relations, +972-3-7659-467, Noa.Schuman@clicksoftware.com




    Mirics and Spreadtrum Announce Availability of Embedded CMMB PCTV Solution

    Half mini-card design integrates Mirics' FlexiRF tuner technology and Spreadtrum's CMMB demodulator system-on-chip

    FLEET, England and SHANGHAI, April 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Further to the strategic partnership announced in December 2008 between Mirics Semiconductor and Spreadtrum Communications , the two companies today announce the availability of an embedded PCTV solution that supports the China Multimedia Mobile Broadcasting (CMMB) mobile digital TV standard. Mirics will demonstrate the solution receiving live CMMB broadcasts on a standard netbook PC at the Intel Developers Forum in Beijing on April 8, 2009.

    CMMB is the mobile TV technology backed by China's State Administration for Radio, Film and Television (SARFT). With coverage extending to 150 cities already, SARFT expects CMMB to be supported in 337 Chinese cities by the end of 2009, and have a total population coverage of 500 million by 2011. Multi-media enhanced portable PC platforms such as netbooks are ideally suited for receiving the live TV and radio content and data services that CMMB supports and for delivering to consumers on-the-go entertainment and information.

    The announced embedded solution measures just 30mmx26.8mm, and has been implemented in the industry standard half mini-card format. The mini-card integrates Mirics' MSi002 FlexiRF(TM) silicon tuner and Spreadtrum's SC6600V CMMB demodulator system-on-chip. The solution features all of the CMMB hardware and software required to deliver a complete ready-to-integrate PCTV package, including the ability to support conditional access, and has been optimized for BlazeVideo's DTV video player.

    Commenting on the announcement, Simon Atkinson, CEO, Mirics, said: "As consumers increasingly turn towards netbook PCs as their prime device for multi-media content consumption, CMMB is the ideal technology to deliver live content to such portable platforms. With the announcement of this half mini-card solution, manufacturers can now very simply embed broadcast TV into portable PCs." Dr. Leo Li, President & CEO, Spreadtrum, said: "In the short elapsed time since Spreadtrum and Mirics announced a strategic PCTV collaboration, the two companies have worked very closely to leverage the innovative features of both company's chips, and now proudly announce a commercial embedded CMMB solution targeting in particular netbooks, the fastest growing consumer electronics segment today."

    The announced PCTV half mini-card platform is now available to lead customers and partners for platform integration.

    About Mirics

    Mirics provides total system solutions for converged wireless connectivity on portable consumer electronic devices such as Notebook PCs, Media Players and Cellphones. The initial focus of the company is the delivery of free-to-air broadcast services and content to portable computing and communications devices. With development, support and sales operations in Boston (USA), Hampshire (UK), Hong Kong, Shanghai and Taipei, Mirics has brought together a strong team with extensive experience in delivering high performance integrated circuits and algorithmic IP into high volume wireless, broadcast and cellular applications.

    Mirics has secured funding from an eminent investor team comprised of Acacia Capital Partners, Intel Capital and Pond Venture Partners. Mirics recently secured $7 million of financing in January 2009, bringing total investor financial support to $22 million.

    Based upon projections from analysts such as IDC and Gartner, Mirics expects the PCTV market to exceed 32 million shipments by 2010.

    For more information, please visit: http://www.mirics.com/ About Spreadtrum Communications

    Spreadtrum Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPRD; "Spreadtrum" or the "Company") is a fabless semiconductor company that develops baseband and RF processor solutions for the wireless communications market. Spreadtrum combines its semiconductor design expertise with its software development capabilities to deliver highly-integrated baseband processors with multimedia functionality and power management. Spreadtrum offers terminal manufacturers a comprehensive portfolio of highly-integrated baseband processor solutions, as well as multimedia chips, RF chips, protocol software and software application platforms. Spreadtrum has developed its solutions based on an open development platform, enabling its customers to develop customized wireless products that are feature-rich and meet their cost and time-to-market requirements. For more information, please visit: http://www.spreadtrum.com/ .

    Spreadtrum Communications Safe Harbor Statements

    This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the expectation of SARFT's CMMB coverage in China, the effectiveness of CMMB technology to deliver live content to portable platforms and the estimation of netbooks being the fastest growing consumer electronics segment. These statements are forward-looking in nature and involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual market trends and the actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in these forward-looking statements for a variety of reasons. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the rate at which the commercial deployment of CMMB technologies will grow, market acceptance of the CMMB PCTV solution and CMMB technologies, continuing competitive pressure in the semiconductor industry and the effect of such pressure on prices; unpredictable changes in technology and consumer demand for handsets; the state of and any change in the strategic partnership between Mirics and Spreadtrum; the state of and any change in Mirics' and Spreadtrum's relationships with their major customers; and changes in political, economic, legal and social conditions in China. For additional discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other factors, please consider the information contained in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC "), including the annual report on Form 20-F filed on June 30, 2008, especially the sections under "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations," and such other documents that the Company may file or furnish with the SEC from time to time, including on Form 6-K. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release.

    Spreadtrum Communications, Inc.

    CONTACT: Chet Babla of Mirics Semiconductor, +44-7739-108-648,
    press@mirics.com, Mirics Semiconductor, Oakmere, Barley Way, Ancells Business
    Park, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 2UT, UK.; or Andrew Town of Pinnacle Marketing
    Communications, +44-20-8429-6546, mirics@pinnaclemarcom.com, Pinnacle
    Marketing Communications, Prosperity House, Dawlish Drive, Pinner, Middlesex,
    HA5 5LN, UK., for Mirics; or Kathy Zhou, +86-21-5080-2727 x1120,
    news@spreadtrum.com, for Spreadtrum Communications

    Web site: http://www.spreadtrum.com/
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    Salesforce.com Drives Enterprise Cloud Computing Adoption Across Europe, Middle East and AfricaSalesforce.com approaches 10,000 EMEA customers - roughly 70% year on year growthIndustry leaders Easynet Connect, Morrison Utility Services, QlikTech, Speedy, and Veolia Environmental Services among new EMEA customers leveraging salesforce.com

    LONDON, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com , the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that companies across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are adopting cloud computing from salesforce.com in record numbers. In its first fiscal quarter of 2010, salesforce.com approached 10,000 customers in EMEA - an increase of roughly 70 per cent from the same period last year.

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

    Salesforce.com's cloud computing model provides many benefits to enterprises globally requiring only moderate operating expense and offering a pay-as-you-go, elastic model that can scale with a business' changing needs. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multi-tenant architecture, Salesforce CRM and the Force.com Cloud platform offer the fastest path to customer success in the cloud. Research firm IDC predicts spending on IT cloud services will grow almost threefold, reaching $42 billion by 2012 (1). Recent customer wins finding success with cloud computing include industry leaders such as Easynet Connect, Morrison Utility Services, QlikTech, Speedy, and Veolia Environmental Services.

    "Salesforce.com is making an impact on the global marketplace as companies realize the benefits of cloud computing in times like these," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "We are thrilled that the industry is embracing our vision for the End of Software and hope to continue to grow our community of customers experiencing success in the cloud."

    "CIOs and IT departments at European enterprises recognize the clear benefits of cloud computing and are moving to salesforce.com in greater numbers all the time," said Carl Schachter, vice president EMEA, salesforce.com. "Salesforce.com offers a low-cost, low-risk approach that is highly scalable and adapts to the needs of a business, quickly generating value for our customers."

    EMEA Customers Collaborating Across the Enterprise with the Sales Cloud

    The Sales Cloud delivers the next generation of collaboration between sales and marketing across the enterprise. When sales, marketing and partner organizations collaborate, everyone is connected to the best information, best content, best strategies and best practices across the entire enterprise - helping companies close more deals and grow their business. The Sales Cloud gives business users the ability to tightly manage their sales process and marketing spend. Thousands of successful EMEA customers are already using the Sales Cloud including Allianz, Amtico, COLT, CHKS, KONE, Livebookings and Mitie.

    EMEA Customers Join the Conversation with the Service Cloud

    The Service Cloud transforms customer service through the power of cloud computing. It brings together information from industry leading cloud computing services like Google, Facebook and Twitter to capture every conversation and leverage every community expert in the cloud. By capturing these conversations, the Service Cloud helps companies deliver the expertise of the community to customers, agents and partners regardless of location or device - ensuring that the quality of customer service is consistent across every channel. EMEA customers already seeing success with the Service Cloud include Misys, Arieso, Bottomline Technologies and Veolia Environmental Services.

    EMEA Momentum for Custom Application Development on Force.com Cloud Platform

    Force.com is the fastest platform for building and deploying enterprise business applications that run in the cloud. Unlike a stack of disparate client/server hardware and software products, Force.com unifies the development and deployment model from the database to the device, allowing developers to easily build applications and then instantly deploy them on salesforce.com's trusted global infrastructure.

    Customers have built more than 100,000 custom applications on Force.com from supply chain management to compliance tracking, brand management, accounts receivable, claims processing applications and much more. EMEA customers using the Force.com platform to quickly build and deploy new custom applications to run their businesses include CBRE, MarinaVIP, Morrison Utility Services, and Nimbus.

    Customers named in this press release are part of the 55,400 companies of all sizes, industries and geographies that comprised the salesforce.com customer base as of January 31, 2009.

    A video explaining cloud computing in simple terms is available here: http://www.salesforce.com/cloudforce

    About salesforce.com

    Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. The company's portfolio of Salesforce CRM applications, available at http://www.salesforce.com/products/, has revolutionized the ways that companies collaborate and communicate with their customers across sales, marketing and service. The company's Force.com platform, http://www.salesforce.com/platform/, enables customers, partners and developers to quickly build powerful business applications to run every part of the enterprise in the cloud. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multi-tenant architecture, Salesforce CRM and Force.com offer the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing.

    As of January 31, 2009, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 55,400 customers including Allianz Commercial, Dell, Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com/, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

    (1) IDC Says Cloud Computing Is More Than Just Hype; Worldwide IT Spending On Cloud Services Expected To Reach US$42 Billion By 2012 - March 9, 2009 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prMY21726709

    Copyright (c) 2009 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Salesforce and the "no software" logo are registered trademarks of salesforce.com, inc., and salesforce.com owns other registered and unregistered trademarks. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: Jane Lawrence of salesforce.com, +44 (0) 77898 60525,
    jlawrence@salesforce.com

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




    Salesforce.com Takes Enterprise Cloud Computing to the Masses With New Free Mobile ServiceNew Mobile Lite service now available for free as part of Salesforce CRM for BlackBerry smartphones, iPhone and Windows Mobile devicesMobile Lite brings new levels of user adoption, field productivity, and customer value to the most popular Salesforce CRM applications - the Sales Cloud and the Service Cloud

    LONDON, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com , the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced Mobile Lite, a new free mobile offering that provides customers with instant access anywhere to Salesforce CRM. Mobile Lite is now available for iPhone, BlackBerry smartphones and Windows Mobile devices. The announcement was made today at salesforce.com's Cloudforce London event.

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

    Mobile Lite builds on the success generated by customers using the full mobile capabilities of Salesforce CRM over the past three years. Mobile Lite now offers salesforce.com customers basic access to some of the most common Salesforce CRM features and an easy way to get started with the productivity and efficiency of cloud computing on mobile devices.

    "We want even more customers to experience the success possible with mobile access to our cloud," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "We want our customers to take the cloud with them, wherever they go. By delivering mobile access to our cloud, for free, we're accelerating adoption of the cloud and delivering value to customers in times when they need it the most."

    "Salesforce CRM gives our employees mobile access to the data they need in the cloud," said Brian Fisher, Director, Business Technology, Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza, the world's largest take-and-bake pizza company. "Over half of our employees work remotely and access critical Salesforce CRM data via BlackBerry smartphones. Mobile access to the Sales Cloud has resulted in better data quality, faster data capture, and eliminating paper processes."

    "Ten years ago, accessing applications on your cell phone was considered advanced. Today, mobile access to enterprise applications is expected," said Sheryl Kingstone of Yankee Group. "Salesforce.com understands the productivity benefits that come with mobile access, and is making Mobile Lite an added benefit of Salesforce CRM."

    Salesforce CRM and Mobile Lite

    Salesforce CRM delivers an integrated set of real-time cloud applications including the Sales Cloud and the Service Cloud. The Sales Cloud delivers collaboration between sales and marketing across the enterprise. The Service Cloud is the next generation of customer service, allowing companies to join every conversation with their customers, regardless of where they take place.

    Mobile Lite is a new offering from salesforce.com that enables users to access the Sales Cloud and Service Cloud from their mobile devices. The Mobile Lite service allows end users to log calls and emails, update activities and tasks as well as view account and contact details, leads, opportunities, cases, solutions, assets, and dashboards, all from their mobile device. Mobile Lite offers a subset of the features available in the full mobile version, and with just a few clicks, customers can upgrade to the full functionality.

    Mobile Lite and the Sales Cloud: Access Customer Data from Anywhere

    Companies can use Mobile Lite to get started accelerating the efficiency and productivity of their sales reps regardless of location. Mobile Lite and the Sales Cloud help salespeople and managers stay constantly connected to the latest prospect and customer information so they can:

    -- Instantly access dashboards, accounts, opportunities, cases, solutions, and more -- Review up-to-the-minute account information right before important calls and meetings -- Respond to leads and customer requests and log the details in Salesforce CRM -- Improve data quality and pipeline visibility -- manage relationships and workload while using only a mobile device

    Mobile Lite and the Service Cloud: Ensure Customer Satisfaction while on the Road

    Mobile field service and support representatives can instantly access critical customer and case information in the Service Cloud using their mobile devices in the field. As issues are resolved, they can update task and event-based information, check the details of the next call, or pull up a map to their next appointment. That means reduced response times and higher customer satisfaction. Adding Mobile Lite to the Service Cloud allows customers to:

    -- Review cases and search solutions from a mobile device -- Review tasks and check activity history to ensure success the first time out on a call -- Update tasks and calendar events from the field For more information, please visit: http://www.salesforce.com/mobile/lite.

    A video explaining cloud computing in simple terms is available here: http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/.

    Pricing and Availability

    Mobile Lite is free and is now available for Salesforce CRM Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition and Unlimited Edition customers.

    Professional Edition and Enterprise Edition customers can upgrade to the full mobile version of Salesforce CRM for an additional $50 per user per month.

    The full mobile version of Salesforce CRM is included at no extra cost for Unlimited Edition customers.

    About salesforce.com

    Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. The company's portfolio of Salesforce CRM applications, available at http://www.salesforce.com/products/, has revolutionized the ways that companies collaborate and communicate with their customers across sales, marketing and service. The company's Force.com platform, http://www.salesforce.com/platform/, enables customers, partners and developers to quickly build powerful business applications to run every part of the enterprise in the cloud. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multi-tenant architecture, Salesforce CRM and Force.com offer the fastest path to customer success with cloud computing.

    As of January 31, 2009, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 55,400 customers including Allianz Commercial, Dell, Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com/, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

    Copyright (c) 2009 salesforce.com, inc. All rights reserved. Salesforce and the "no software" logo are registered trademarks of salesforce.com, inc., and salesforce.com owns other registered and unregistered trademarks. Other names used herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.

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    CONTACT: Gordon Evans of Salesforce.com, +1-415-536-7608,
    gevans@salesforce.com

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




    AU Optronics Corp. Reports March 2009 Consolidated Revenue

    HSINCHU, Taiwan, April 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- AU Optronics Corp. ("AUO" or the "Company") (TAIEX: 2409; NYSE: AUO) today announced its preliminary consolidated and unconsolidated March 2009 revenue of NT$22,107 million and NT$21,937 million, up 43.7% and 43.2% respectively from February 2009. In terms of Y-o-Y comparison, they were down by 53.0% and 53.1% respectively.

    In the first quarter of 2009, AUO's unaudited consolidated and unconsolidated revenues totaled NT$50,733 million and NT$50,459 million. It represented a 15.1% and 15.2% Q-o-Q decrease, and a 62.9% and 63.0% Y-o-Y decrease.

    Large-sized panel(a) shipments for March 2009, with applications on desktop monitor, notebook PC, LCD TV and other applications, exceeded 5.93 million units, a substantial 48.8% M-o-M increase. As to small- and medium-sized panels, the shipments reached over 19.29 million units, also a significant 37.8% sequential increase.

    In the first quarter of 2009, large-sized panel shipments reached 13.15 million units, a 12.8% Q-o-Q and a 40.3% Y-o-Y decrease. Shipments of small- and medium-sized panels in the same quarter totaled 42.93 million units, down by 9.4% from last quarter, but a 13.9% Y-o-Y increase.

    (a) Large size refers to panels that are 10 inches and above in diagonal measurement while small and medium size refers to those below 10 inches Sales Report:(Unit: NT$ million) Net Sales(1)(2) Consolidated(3) Unconsolidated March 2009 22,107 21,937 February 2009 15,381 15,323 M-o-M Growth 43.7% 43.2% March 2008 47,059 46,761 Y-o-Y Growth (53.0%) (53.1%) Jan to March 2009 50,733 50,459 Jan to March 2008 136,630 136,239 Y-o-Y Growth (62.9%) (63.0%) (1) All figures are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Taiwan. (2) Monthly figures are unaudited, prepared by AU Optronics Corp. (3) Consolidated numbers include AU Optronics Corp., AU Optronics (L) Corporation, AU Optronics (Suzhou) Corporation, AU Optronics (Shanghai) Corporation, Tech - Well (Shanghai) Display Co., AU Optronics (Xiamen) Corp., Darwin Precisions (L) Corp., Toppan CFI (Taiwan) Co, Ltd., AU Optronics (Czech) s.r.o. and Lextar Electronics Corp. ABOUT AU OPTRONICS

    AU Optronics Corp. (AUO) is the worldwide top 3 manufacturer* of thin film transistor liquid crystal display panels (TFT-LCD). AUO is able to provide customers a full range of panel sizes and comprehensive applications, offering TFT-LCD panels in sizes ranging from 1.5 inches to greater than 65 inches. AUO generated NT$423.9 billion (US$12.9 billion) in sales revenue in 2008 and now houses a staff of more than 38,000 employees throughout its global operations spreading across Taiwan, Mainland China, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, the U.S., and Europe. Additionally, AUO is the first pure TFT-LCD manufacturer to successfully list at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). For more information, please visit AUO.com.

    * DisplaySearch 2008 WW Large-area TFT-LCD Shipments as shown in press release dated February 3, 2009. This data is used as reference only and AUO does not make any endorsement or representation in connection therewith. 2008 year end revenue converted by an exchange rate of NTD32.76:USD1.

    For more information, please contact: Bryan Yen Corporate Communications Division AU Optronics Corp. Tel: +886-3-5008800 x6956 Fax: +886-3-5772730 Email: bryan.yen@auo.com Yawen Hsiao Corporate Communications Division AU Optronics Corp. Tel: +886-3-5008800 x3211 Fax: +886-3-5772730 Email: yawen.hsiao@auo.com

    AU Optronics Corp.

    CONTACT: Bryan Yen, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp.
    at +886-3-5008800 x6956, fax: +886-3-5772730, or bryan.yen@auo.com; Or Yawen
    Hsiao, Corporate Communications Division, AU Optronics Corp. at +886-3-5008800
    x3211, fax: +886-3-5772730 or yawen.hsiao@auo.com

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




    CSC Awarded US$570 Million IT Services Contract by UK Identity and Passport Service

    FALLS CHURCH, Virginia, April 7 /PRNewswire/ --

    - System Upgrades Improve Application Processing for Passports and Identity Cards

    CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that the UK Identity and Passport Service (IPS), an executive agency of the Home Office responsible for issuing UK passports and ID cards, has awarded the company a 10-year managed information technology (IT) services contract to upgrade the IPS application and enrollment system. The agreement has an estimated value of US$570 million (385 million pounds sterling).

    Under the terms of the contract, CSC will assume responsibility for several existing legacy IT service contracts supporting the IPS. CSC will upgrade the existing application and enrollment system with new capabilities to process applications for passports and ID cards. The additions include the ability for customers to apply online; improved background checking; a new system for reporting lost and stolen passports and ID cards; customer support for updating personal data; and new IT and telephony systems.

    Working in conjunction with the IPS and its other delivery partners for the National Identity Service, CSC will play a key role in enabling the agency to deliver the next generation of biometric passports and support the introduction of ID cards.

    "The British passport is already one of the most secure in the world, and it is vital we maintain that strength by moving with the rest of the international community," said James Hall, chief executive of the Identity and Passport Service. "CSC has shown it is superbly placed to deliver this contract and we are delighted they are working with us."

    "CSC is pleased to be appointed by the UK government to provide services and expertise for this major program," said Nick Wilson, president of CSC's operations in the UK. "We look forward to applying our extensive global experience in identity management and critical programs of this nature, and building on our track record of success in supporting citizen-centric services for governments worldwide."

    About CSC

    CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, Global Outsourcing Services and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of US$17.1 billion for the 12 months ended Jan. 2, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.

    CSC

    Joanne Davis, Manager, Media Relations, CSC in United Kingdom, +44-(0)-1252-536-737, jdavis62@csc.com, or Rich Venn, Manager, Media Relations Corporate, +1-310-615-3926, rvenn@csc.com, or Bryan Brady, Vice President, Investor Relations Corporate, +1-703-641-3000, investorrelations@csc.com, all of CSC




    CSC Awarded $570 Million IT Services Contract by UK Identity and Passport ServiceSystem Upgrades Improve Application Processing for Passports and Identity Cards

    FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSC today announced that the UK Identity and Passport Service (IPS), an executive agency of the Home Office responsible for issuing UK passports and ID cards, has awarded the company a 10-year managed information technology (IT) services contract to upgrade the IPS application and enrollment system. The agreement has an estimated value of $570 million (385 million pounds sterling).

    Under the terms of the contract, CSC will assume responsibility for several existing legacy IT service contracts supporting the IPS. CSC will upgrade the existing application and enrollment system with new capabilities to process applications for passports and ID cards. The additions include the ability for customers to apply online; improved background checking; a new system for reporting lost and stolen passports and ID cards; customer support for updating personal data; and new IT and telephony systems.

    Working in conjunction with the IPS and its other delivery partners for the National Identity Service, CSC will play a key role in enabling the agency to deliver the next generation of biometric passports and support the introduction of ID cards.

    "The British passport is already one of the most secure in the world, and it is vital we maintain that strength by moving with the rest of the international community," said James Hall, chief executive of the Identity and Passport Service. "CSC has shown it is superbly placed to deliver this contract and we are delighted they are working with us."

    "CSC is pleased to be appointed by the UK government to provide services and expertise for this major program," said Nick Wilson, president of CSC's operations in the UK. "We look forward to applying our extensive global experience in identity management and critical programs of this nature, and building on our track record of success in supporting citizen-centric services for governments worldwide."

    About CSC

    CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions & Services, Global Outsourcing Services and the North American Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $17.1 billion for the 12 months ended Jan. 2, 2009. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.csc.com/.

    CSC

    CONTACT: Joanne Davis, Manager, Media Relations, CSC in United Kingdom,
    +44 (0) 1252.536.737, jdavis62@csc.com, or Rich Venn, Manager, Media Relations
    Corporate, +1-310-615-3926, rvenn@csc.com, or Bryan Brady, Vice President,
    Investor Relations Corporate, +1-703-641-3000, investorrelations@csc.com, all
    of CSC

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




    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. Announces Monthly Net Revenues

    TAIPEI, Taiwan, April 7 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. (NYSE: ASX; TAIEX: 2311, "ASE" or the "Company"), announces its unaudited consolidated net revenues for March and 1st quarter of 2009.

    Consolidated net revenues (unaudited) Mar Feb Mar Sequential YoY (NT$ Million) 2009 2009 2008 Change Change Net Revenues 5,495 4,286 8,384 +28.2% -34.5% Q1 Q4 Q1 Sequential YoY (NT$ Million) 2009 2008 2008 Change Change Net Revenues 13,397 18,311 24,695 -26.8% -45.7% Safe Harbor Notice:

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

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

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.

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

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




    blinkx Puts Viewers in the Driver's Seat With New Car and Motoring Programs

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Start your engines at www.blinkx.com

    blinkx, the world's largest video search engine, today announced new partnerships with Automotive Rhythms, Live Car Shows, CarDataVideo, and Bumper2Bumpertv. Hundreds of new car and auto-related videos have been made available at www.blinkx.com. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will also place contextually relevant advertising against these videos, and share resulting advertising revenue with the partners.

    Casual auto enthusiasts and serious gear heads now have a one-stop shop for the latest car videos. From Automotive Rhythm's urban automotive content and Live Car Shows' car show coverage, to CarDataVideo and Bumper2Bumpertv's expert car reviews, there's sure to be something to get every car lover geared up.

    "We're delighted to offer this wealth of informative car-related content available to our viewers," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. "We're positive countless users will enjoy ogling dream cars and researching future auto purchases."

    "We love transforming chance viewers into automotive fanatics and informed consumers," said Automotive Rhythms President & Publisher, Kimatni Rawlins. "Likewise, we appreciate the opportunity presented to make our content discoverable to new audiences worldwide, which is why we're so pleased to have our content available on blinkx."

    As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to find rich media on the Web. The company has made more than 450 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date.

    About blinkx

    blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. blinkx's founders set out to solve a significant challenge - as TV and user-generated content on the Web explode, keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx's patented search technologies listen to - and even see - the Web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition, blinkx powers the video search for many of the world's most frequented sites. blinkx is based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.

    About Automotive Rhythms

    Automotive Rhythms is a multi-media gateway for up-to-date information on new rides, bikes, car shows, vehicle technology, celebrity profiles and automotive lifestyle experiences. Consisting of Internet, print, radio, television and event properties, AR speaks to consumers in their respective voices from a unique perspective. AR is ranked number one on Google, AOL and Yahoo search engines under keywords "urban automotive."

    About Live Car Shows

    Live Car Shows brings to you HD video of "one of a kind cars and owner interviews" you won't find anywhere else. Shot in High Definition, LCS travels the country to bring you hometown car shows and events.

    Creators Kevin Muldoon and Steve Schuneman take their love for cars and bring it into your home on demand from blinkx.com. Contact them at info@livecarshows.com to list your show or arrange coverage of your event.

    About CarDataVideo

    CarDataVideo is the video media arm of Car Data Co. a provider of premium automotive content for over 15 years. www.MyCarData.com

    About Bumper2Bumpertv

    Bumper2Bumpertv looks at what's new, what works, and what makes us scratch our heads about cars from the point of views of the potential buyer. If we like a car, we'll tell you, if we don't we'll tell that too and say why. If we think the auto industry leaders are heading down the wrong road we will let them and you know. Most importantly we won't waste your time with a review that goes on and on. After all you've got other things to do while surfing the web!!!

    blinkx

    Tim Turpin of Sparkpr, +1-415-321-1894, tim.turpin@sparkpr.com; or Nicole Love of Marlin PR, +44-207-869-8328, Nicole.love@marlinpr.com; or NOMAD, Charles Lytle of Citi, for blinkx; or Kimatni Rawlins of Automotive Rhythms, 1-877-462-5844, ext 701, Kimatni@AutomotiveRhythms.com; or Steve or Kevin, both of Live Car Shows, +1-661-816-3297, info@livecarshows.com; or Kelly Foss of CarDataVideo, +1-281-633-0200, Kelly@navhub.com; or Greg Morrison of Bumper2Bumpertv, +1-404-372-3269, Griotsouth@cs.com




    SAP Enhances SAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) Edge Solutions, Providing Small Businesses and Midsize Companies With Improved Visibility into Business Information and Insight to Any Business UserSAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) Edge BI Software to Include Intuitive Data-Navigation Tool and Increased Support for Mixed IT Environments;New Pre-Packaged SAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) EPM Solutions are Tailored for Small and Midsize Companies

    PALO ALTO, Calif. and WALLDORF, Germany, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG today announced the availability of enhancements to the SAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) Edge solutions, including SAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) Edge BI, its comprehensive business intelligence (BI) software for small businesses and midsize companies. Now midmarket companies will be able to use SAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) Polestar software, a guided data navigation application that helps any business user to easily explore information and quickly answer important business questions via simple search. Following the launch of SAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) XI 3.1 solutions last fall (see "Business Objects Announces Next Version of Industry's Most Complete and Unified Business Intelligence Platform"), SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI 3.1 also offers integration with data sources from a variety of vendors, including Oracle and Microsoft. Finally, packaged versions of SAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) enterprise performance management (EPM) solutions will help small and midsize organizations create and execute more-informed business strategies and more efficiently perform planning, budgeting and consolidation.

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    Given the current economic reality, small and midsize customers must have easy-to-access, accurate insight into their business performance information. Every employee must be vigilant to help ensure that customers are happy, products are delivered on time and profitably, and the sales team is on track to meet quarterly targets. The enhancements to SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI deliver information to business users, helping enable them to make better decisions. The newly packaged versions of EPM solutions also help them to develop smarter strategies and participate more fully and intelligently in driving their organization's success.

    SAP BusinessObjects Polestar Delivers the Value of BI to Everyone -- With intuitive BI tools and increased support for customers using non-SAP applications, users gain better visibility into business information from across their organization--regardless of their skill level or IT system. -- Business users within organizations of any size need simpler, more intuitive BI tools that allow them to quickly search, explore and retrieve business information. -- With SAP BusinessObjects Polestar provided as part of SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI, now employees can use an easy-to-use keyword search to find information from any data source. This solution displays results like reports and easy-to-read dashboards, automatically creating visual representations of data, such as charts and graphs. -- SAP BusinessObjects Polestar has intuitive data exploration and visualization capabilities that let users drill down into a particular topic, like sales by region, by simply clicking on the report, data set or dashboard. No prior BI training or IT expertise is required.

    Support for Heterogeneous IT Environments Improves Insight Across the Organization

    -- The majority of midsize customers have a mixed IT infrastructure based on software from SAP and other vendors. -- SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI 3.1 supports those customers with Oracle integration kits for the Oracle eBusiness Suite, as well as JD Edwards, PeopleSoft and Siebel applications. -- Customers now have more flexibility and choice with the addition of SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI 3.1 support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and SharePoint Server 2008, as well as an updated .NET development kit. SAP BusinessObjects EPM Solutions Packaged for the Midmarket -- Responding to demand from partners and customers, select EPM solutions will be specially packaged and priced for small and midsize customers. -- SAP BusinessObjects Edge Strategy Management will help small and midsize customers improve performance and align execution with strategy by connecting goals, initiatives and metrics. -- SAP BusinessObjects Edge Planning and Consolidation helps these organizations to create, execute and monitor budgets that are aligned to financial plans and resources. Supporting Quotes: -- "Midsize companies continue to purchase BI tools for a wide array of users who need to access and analyze data from sources across their organizations," said Brian McDonough, research manager for Business Analytics, IDC. "Vendors offering flexible tools that enable resource-constrained IT departments to meet ongoing change requests in a timely manner will appeal to this market segment. These tools must further provide access to actionable and trusted information and deliver it through more intuitive interfaces to ensure both business decision makers and IT are satisfied with the solution. With this announcement, SAP is taking further steps to meet midsize organizational requirements for BI technologies." -- "We have been a partner for more than a decade, and in that time we have provided BI training to more than 2,200 people from more than 600 organizations," said Dennis Kause, executive vice president, Idhasoft, Inc. "Our customers continue to show strong demand for SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI. Through BI consulting and assisting customers with the development of their BI deployment strategies, we've seen that clients have been eagerly anticipating the empowering capabilities of SAP BusinessObjects Polestar - which will empower them to quickly draw deeper insights and actionable information out of their vast body of business data. Integration with multiple data sources has also been a top priority for many customers with varying IT environments. The increased functionality in SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI 3.1 will enable clients to meet their overall BI deployment objectives of improving insight across the entire organization." -- "SAP has a complete set of BI and EPM solutions that are specifically engineered, packaged and priced for small businesses and midsize companies," said Jeff Stiles, senior vice president, SME marketing, SAP. "With our new SAP BusinessObjects Edge solutions, we will provide customers with unprecedented transparency so employees throughout the organization can make better decision, more quickly. With this knowledge, every business user can help to build a leaner, more efficient organization--the key to survival in today's climate. And, with the ability to more easily and effectively define strategies, plans and manage performance, our customers will be poised to move from simply reacting to economic challenges to positioning themselves for future success."

    For more information, please attend the webcast, "The 3 Reasons SAP BusinessObjects Edge BI 3.1 is Important to Your Company."

    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 more than 82,000 customers in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol "SAP."

    The SAP(R) BusinessObjects(TM) portfolio transforms the way the world works by connecting people, information and businesses. With open, heterogeneous solutions in the areas of business intelligence; information management; governance, risk and compliance; and enterprise performance management, the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio enables organizations to close the gap between business strategy and execution.

    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) 2009 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: Scott Behles, SAP, +1 (917) 494-2009, scott.behles@sap.com, EDT Hilmar Schepp, SAP, +49 6227 7-46799, hilmar.schepp@sap.com, CET SAP Press Office, +49 (6227) 7-46315, CET; +1 (610) 661-3200, EDT press@sap.com Jeff Shadid, Burson-Marsteller, +1 (214) 224-8419, jeff.shadid@bm.com, CDT

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    CONTACT: Scott Behles, +1-917-494-2009, scott.behles@sap.com, EDT, or
    Hilmar Schepp, +49 6227 7-46799, hilmar.schepp@sap.com, CET, or SAP Press
    Office, +49 (6227) 7-46315, CET, +1-610-661-3200, EDT, press@sap.com, all of
    SAP; or Jeff Shadid of Burson-Marsteller, +1-214-224-8419, jeff.shadid@bm.com,
    CDT, for SAP

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




    Verizon Business to Help Equens Italia Comply with Payment Card Industry StandardsItalian Payment Card Processor Selects Verizon Business' Professional Security Team to Obtain PCI-DSS Certification

    MILAN, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Equens Italia, a leading payment card processor for financial companies, has selected Verizon Business to help obtain Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) certification. Verizon Business' professional security services team will provide a range of consultancy, audit, management and implementation services.

    Equens Italia's payment and card processing services -- including card issuing and ATM and point of sale management -- are used by hundreds of financial institutions in Italy. Equens Italia was established in 2008 as a joint initiative between Equens, one of Europe's largest payment processors, and the Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane (ICBPI), which provides technology, financial and business services to Italian financial institutions.

    "Compliance with PCI-DSS is a business-critical objective for us," said Ivan Dalto, general manager of Equens Italia. "Given the huge amount of confidential data handled by our systems every day, PCI-DSS compliance means that our customers can be assured of the security of our services - and therefore the security of their own transactions. As our customers are some of the top financial organizations in Italy - our suppliers really need to demonstrate a good understanding of the specific security requirements of the financial markets. The Verizon Business team has strong expertise and experience in the security and financial markets, and is able to bring these skills to bear to benefit our business."

    Ciske van Oosten, practice lead for PCI security services, Verizon Business EMEA, said: "Companies that handle large amounts of confidential customer data need security and compliance to be a top priority. Any issues could impact not only the reputation of these companies, but also that of their customers. Verizon Business has the skills, knowledge and experience to help companies like Equens Italia navigate the complex compliance procedures as quickly and simply as possible. And with compliance taken care of, the company can focus on delivering its services to its customers."

    About Equens Italia

    Equens Italia offers a complete range of solutions for electronic payment circuit management and is a leader in the complete management of authorization processes and back-end processes for ATM and POS. We also take care of a complete range of infrastructure, application and operational services for the card industry which enables banks to issue national debit cards and international debit and credit cards. Find out more information about Equens Italia at http://www.equensitalia.com/.

    About Verizon Business

    Verizon Business is a global leader in communications and IT solutions. We combine professional expertise with the world's most connected IP network to deliver award-winning communications, IT, information security and network solutions. We securely connect today's extended enterprises of widespread and mobile customers, partners, suppliers and employees -- enabling them to increase productivity and efficiency and help preserve the environment. Many of the world's largest businesses and governments -- including 96 percent of the Fortune 1000 and thousands of government agencies and educational institutions -- rely on our professional and managed services and network technologies to accelerate their business. Find out more at http://www.verizonbusiness.com/.

    Verizon Business

    CONTACT: Clare Ward, +44 (0) 118-905-3501,
    clare.ward@verizonbusiness.com, or Janet Brumfield, +1-614-723-1060,
    Janet.brumfield@verizon.com

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

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    SinoHub Approved as AA Customs High Credit Enterprise by General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. and SHENZHEN, China, April 7 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- SinoHub, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: SIHI) , which conducts substantially all of its operations through its wholly-owned subsidiary SinoHub Electronics Shenzhen Limited in the People's Republic of China, today announced that its subsidiary, SinoHub SCM Shenzhen Limited, has been approved as an AA Customs High Credit Enterprise by the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China.

    AA Customs High Credit Enterprise status is the highest level of achievement awarded to long-standing enterprises with standardized operations and highly reliable customs declaration credit. Recognized in all of China's customs ports, AA Customs High Credit Enterprises are given priority, expedited customs clearance. Due to this new status, SinoHub expects to benefit from expedited clearance facilitation, exemption from customs examinations and processing by dedicated customs personnel to accelerate all import/export aspects of the company's business. This distinction is especially important for SinoHub's mobile phone business customers, who comprise approximately 70% of the company's total revenues, and for whom speed in importing components translates into enhanced profitability.

    "We are very pleased to have our spotless record and reputation for efficiency recognized by the General Administration of Customs for the People's Republic of China," said Harry Cochran, chief executive officer of SinoHub. "Our company is one of only eight non-bonded import and export businesses in Shenzhen awarded AA Customs High Credit Enterprise status and the only one of these which is focused on the electronics industry.

    "By gaining this important distinction, our customers will benefit from a more simplified customs declaration procedure, which lowers costs and allows us to continuously improve our service levels. This is a key building block for our future growth and we believe it gives us a significant competitive advantage as we seek to become the premier electronic component supply chain management platform for China's electronics industry."

    About SinoHub

    SinoHub, Inc., founded in 2000 by veteran entrepreneur Harry Cochran and electronic component industry veteran Lei Xia to facilitate the electronics revolution in China, provides world-class supply chain management services with transparent information access for participants in the electronic components supply chain in China. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.sinohub.com/ .

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-looking Information

    Some of the statements contained in this press release that are not historical facts constitute forward-looking statements under the federal securities laws. You can identify forward-looking statements by the use of the words "may," "will," "should," "could," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "intends," "potential," "proposed," or "continue" or the negative of those terms. These statements involve risks known to us, significant uncertainties, and other factors, many of which we cannot predict with accuracy and some of which we might not even anticipate, which may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by those forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

    Among the factors about which we have made assumptions are: 1. Our customers will benefit from a more simplified customs declaration procedure; 2. Our AA Customs High Credit Enterprise status will provide SinoHub with a significant competitive advantage; and 3. That this status will be a key building block for future growth as we seek to become the premier electronic component supply chain management platform for China's electronics industry.

    Except as required by law, we assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements publicly, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in any forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. For further information on factors which could impact us and the statements contained herein, see the "Risk Factors" included in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K. We assume no obligation to update and supplement forward-looking statements that become untrue because of subsequent events, new information or otherwise.

    For more information, please contact: SinoHub, Inc.: Falicia Cheng Tel: +86-755-2661-1080 Email: falicia@sinohub.com In the U.S.: PondelWilkinson Inc. Laurie Berman/Angie Yang Tel: +1-310-279-5980 Email: investor@pondel.com

    SinoHub, Inc.

    CONTACT: Falicia Cheng of SinoHub, Inc., +86-755-2661-1080,
    falicia@sinohub.com; or In the U.S.: Laurie Berman, or Angie Yang, both of
    PondelWilkinson Inc., +1-310-279-5980, investor@pondel.com

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




    Publicis Groupe Pursues its Global Digital Expansion Acquires Nemos, Swiss Leader in Multimedia and Flash Programming

    PARIS, April 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Publicis Groupe (EURONEXT Paris: FR0000130577) announced today that it has acquired Nemos, the highly recognized Zurich-based digital agency in interactive communication. The agency will be integrated into Publicis Modem Switzerland and Nemos will be aligned with Publicis Modem, the digital branch of the Publicis Worldwide global network. This acquisition once again illustrates Publicis Groupe's ongoing commitment to enriching its digital offer through targeted acquisitions.

    Founded in 2002, Nemos is one of Switzerland's leading multimedia and flash programming agencies. Employing 10 digital professionals, Nemos' client list includes companies such as Carlsberg, Movenpick, and Condor Films. Through this acquisition Publicis Modem becomes Switzerland's leading digital experience agency offering the full range of digital marketing and communication services, such as conceptual and creative, web site development, social network and media marketing, and mobile marketing. Pascal Urscheler, former CEO of Nemos and Marion Marxer, former Senior Brand Director of Publicis in Zurich will co-lead the new Publicis Modem Switzerland. They will report to Freddy Collioud, President of Publicis Switzerland.

    The acquisition of Nemos is the latest step in the global expansion of the Publicis Modem digital network. The network recently expanded into Korea through the acquisition of Portfolio in 2008. Publicis Modem currently employs approximately 1,200 and has 40 offices around the world.

    About Nemos

    Nemos built its reputation as one of Swizerland's leading agencies in multimedia programming through several years of continued client satisfaction. Their passion and drive, not to mention outstanding creativity and highly specialized digital skills confirm that the teams at Nemos are real pioneers in the digital industry. Employing 10 digital professionals in their Zurich-based headquarters, Nemos is specialized in the full range of digital communication expertise including conception and creative, web site development, social network and media marketing.

    Web Site : http://www.nemos.ch/ About Publicis Modem

    Publicis Modem is a global digital agency network that works with world-class companies in more than 40 countries and has over 1,000 digital employees. Publicis Modem offers a range of integrated marketing services, including strategy and planning; award winning creative design and execution; media research, planning and buying; search marketing; online and offline direct marketing; and technology enablement. Publicis Modem is part of the Publicis Worldwide network and a member of the Paris-based Publicis Groupe.

    Web Site : http://www.publicismodem.com/ About Publicis Groupe

    Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris: FR0000130577] is the world's fourth largest communications group. In addition, it is ranked as the world's second largest media agency, and is a global leader in digital and healthcare communications. With activities spanning 104 countries on five continents, the Groupe employs approximately 45,000 professionals. Publicis Groupe offers local and international clients a complete range of advertising services through three global advertising networks, Leo Burnett, Publicis, Saatchi & Saatchi and two multi-hub networks, Fallon and 49%-owned Bartle Bogle Hegarty. Media consultancy and buying agency is offered through two worldwide networks, Starcom MediaVest Group and ZenithOptimedia; and interactive and digital marketing led by Digitas. Publicis Groupe recently launched VivaKi to leverage the combined scale of the autonomous operations of Digitas, Starcom MediaVest Group, Denuo and ZenithOptimedia to develop new services, tools, and next generation digital platforms. Publicis Groupe's Specialized Agencies and Marketing Services offer healthcare communications, corporate and financial communications, sustainability communications, shopper marketing, public relations, CRM and direct marketing, event and sports marketing, and multicultural communications.

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

    Publicis Groupe Services

    CONTACT: Contacts: Publicis Groupe, Peggy Nahmany, Corporate
    Communication, +33(0)1-44-43-72-83; Martine Hue, Investor Relations,
    +33(0)1-44-43-65-00; Publicis Modem, Sarah Hazell, +44(0)207-830-3426; Nemos,
    Pascal Urscheler, +41-76-349-58-28




    Publicis Groupe continue à se développer dans le numérique avec l'acquisition de Nemos, leader de la programmation multimédia et flash en Suisse

    PARIS, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Publicis Groupe (EURONEXT Paris: FR0000130577) annonce aujourd'hui l'acquisition de Nemos, l'agence leader en communication interactive en Suisse. Fondée en 2002, Nemos, basée à Zurich, est l'une des meilleures agences de programmation flash et multimédia. Forte de dix experts du numérique, elle compte parmi ses clients Carlsberg, Movenpick et Condor Films.

    Cette opération est une nouvelle démonstration de la volonté de Publicis Groupe d'enrichir en permanence son offre numérique par des acquisitions ciblées dans ce secteur.

    L'agence sera intégrée à Publicis Modem Suisse, et rejoindra Publicis Modem, le réseau numérique mondial de Publicis Worldwide. Grâce à cette acquisition, Publicis Modem devient la première agence numérique de Suisse, offrant un large éventail de services marketing et communication, allant de la conception à la création, du développement de sites Internet aux réseaux sociaux et au marketing média, ou au marketing mobile. L'agence sera co-dirigée par Pascal Urscheler, ancien PDG de Nemos, et Marion Marxer, ancienne directrice de marque senior de Publicis à Zurich. Ils rapporteront à Freddy Collioud, Président de Publicis Suisse.

    L'acquisition de Nemos est la plus récente dans le processus d'expansion mondiale du réseau numérique Publicis Modem. Le réseau s'est dernièrement implanté en Corée, avec l'acquisition de Portfolio en 2008. Il emploie aujourd'hui 1200 personnes dans 40 agences réparties dans le monde entier.

    A propos de Nemos

    Au fil des années, Nemos s'est construit une solide réputation en programmation multimédia à la grande satisfaction de ses clients. L'agence, animée par une véritable passion du numérique, sans parler de son exceptionnelle créativité et de ses compétences très pointues, est l'une des meilleures de Suisse et l'un des pionniers du secteur. Avec ses 10 professionnels au siège social de Zurich, Nemos couvre tout l'éventail de la communication numérique, dont la conception, la création, le développement de sites Web, les réseaux sociaux et le marketing média.

    Site Internet : http://www.nemos.ch

    A propos de Publicis Modem

    Publicis Modem est une agence spécialisée en communication interactive et marketing direct, qui travaille en collaboration étroite avec de nombreuses entreprises de renommée mondiale. Le réseau est présent dans plus de 40 pays, et compte 250 collaborateurs. Publicis Modem offre une gamme complète de services interactifs comprenant la stratégie et le planning, l'exécution et un design créatif plusieurs fois récompensés, la recherche media, le référencement naturel, le marketing direct, et la technologie. Ce réseau s'inscrit au sein de Publicis Worldwide et fait partie de Publicis Groupe.

    Site Internet : http://www.modemmedia.com

    A propos de Publicis Groupe

    Publicis Groupe (Euronext Paris : FR0000130577) est le 4ème groupe mondial de communication, le deuxième groupe mondial en conseil et achat media, ainsi que le leader mondial en communication digitale et dans la santé. Le Groupe est présent dans 104 pays sur les 5 continents et compte environ 45 000 collaborateurs. L'offre de services en communication du Groupe, auprès de clients locaux aussi bien qu'internationaux, comprend la publicité, à travers trois réseaux publicitaires mondiaux fonctionnant de manière autonome, Leo Burnett, Publicis et Saatchi & Saatchi, ainsi que deux réseaux multi-hubs : Fallon et Bartle Bogle Hegarty (filiale à 49 %) ; le conseil et l'achat d'espace media, à travers deux réseaux mondiaux : Starcom MediaVest Group et ZenithOptimedia; une expertise dans la communication numérique et interactive grâce notamment au réseau Digitas; les marketing services et la communication spécialisée, comme la communication santé, la communication corporate et financière, les relations publiques, le marketing relationnel et direct, la communication événementielle et sportive, ainsi que la communication ethnique.

    Site Internet : http://www.publicisgroupe.com

    Publicis Groupe Services

    CONTACTS: Publicis Groupe: Peggy Nahmany, Communication Corporate, +33(0)1-44-43-72-83; Martine Hue, Relations Investisseurs, +33(0)1-44-43-65-00. Publicis Modem: Sarah Hazell, +44(0)207-830-3426. Nemos: Pascal Urscheler, +41-76-349-58-28.




    Entrust Strengthens Global Leadership Role in ePassport Technology With Support for Master List Signing

    DALLAS, April 7 /PRNewswire/ --

    - Entrust to present ePassport capabilities at Nigerian ICAO event

    Just six months after an impressive showing at the ePassports EAC Conformity & Interoperability Tests in Prague, Czech Republic, Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU) aims to further strengthen its global leadership position. The ePassport security expert will express strong support for the creation of Master List Signing during this week's ICAO Regional Seminar on Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs), Biometrics and Security Standards in Abuja, Nigeria.

    "While full adoption of Master List creation and signing is still on the horizon, its benefits are too important to ignore," said Entrust President and CEO Bill Conner. "We fully support this initiative - so much so, Entrust has enabled a Master List Signing certificate profile within the upcoming release of our proven ePassport security solution. This will enable our customers to strategically develop their Master List Signing capabilities from a trusted security partner."

    In development by the ICAO, the Master Signing List is a simple method to reduce expensive, time-consuming duplication that exists in the current ePassport verification process. Once a certain number of countries have imported the signature verification keys from a number of issuing countries, a level of assurance develops in the veracity of the verification keys. If they then publish those keys in Master Lists, a third country can import the Master Lists - along with the verification keys of those countries that signed them - and validate them with an understanding that there has already been some assurance established in the keys on the Master Lists.

    With the judicious application of import rules, the third country can achieve the required level of assurance in the authenticity of some or all of those keys - without incurring the full expense, time-delay and inconvenience of independently importing them directly from the issuing countries.

    In Nigeria, Entrust will also demonstrate advanced capabilities in Basic Access Control (BAC) and Extended Access Control (EAC) technology. Entrust is currently the only security vendor that offers a dual-rooted ePassport solution, which enables organizations to deploy BAC ePassports and then seamlessly migrate to EAC ePassports from a single platform.

    "Even though some countries aren't yet required to issue EAC ePassports, Entrust believes providing a dual-rooted platform will ease and simplify global adoption of the technology," said Conner. "This capability is especially attractive for governments who haven't started ePassport deployment but want to maximize their investment and be ready for the upcoming EAC standard."

    Countries are in the process of evolving their ePassport programs to a second-generation framework that includes capabilities for EAC. European Union (EU) member countries will be required to add fingerprint data to machine readable travel documents (MRTDs) with the biometric information protected through the EAC scheme by June.

    The ICAO event, hosted with the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Executive Directorate (CTED), brings together various national security agencies, civil registries, national and other identity issuers and managers, passport-issuing agencies, immigration, customs, police, civil aviation, facilitation and other border control and security authorities.

    Entrust has a long history of providing security software and services to government agencies across the world, including the United States, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Singapore, Taiwan and New Zealand. Entrust provides security solutions for e-government and national security initiatives in more than 30 countries worldwide. Government agencies are leveraging the flexible and scalable solutions that Entrust offers to secure transactions and information internally and with citizens, businesses, suppliers and contractors.

    About Entrust

    Entrust [NASDAQ: ENTU] provides trusted solutions that secure digital identities and information for enterprises and governments in 2,000 organizations spanning 60 countries. Offering trusted security for less, Entrust solutions represent the right balance between affordability, expertise and service. These include SSL, strong authentication, fraud detection, digital certificates and PKI. For information, call +1-888-690-2424, e-mail entrust@entrust.com or visit www.entrust.com.

    Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries. In Canada, Entrust is a registered trademark of Entrust Limited. All Entrust product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of Entrust, Inc. or Entrust Limited. All other company and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

    Entrust, Inc.

    Brooke Hamilton of Entrust, Inc., +1-972-728-0415, brooke.hamilton@entrust.com / PHOTO: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060720/NYTH074LOGO




    CareerBuilder Partners With Top Recruiting Technology Companies Across Europe

    CHICAGO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ --

    CareerBuilder.com, the largest online job site in North America with properties in 13 European countries, has partnered with Europe's top recruiting technology companies to offer clients seamless integration to maximize recruiter efficiencies. The new partnerships include: Amris, Bond, Broadbean, Bullhorn, Candidate Manager, ChangeWorkNow, First Advantage, iCIMS, Kenexa, MrTed, PeopleBank, Peopleclick, PCRecruiter, Profilsoft, and Webcruit (Kaonix). Partnerships also include job posting aggregators such as and eQuest and candidate sourcing tools such as TalentDrive, AIRS, Daxtra and infoGIST.

    "CareerBuilder's goal is to provide our clients worldwide with an experience that makes connecting them with the right people efficient and cost effective," said Farhan Yasin, president of CareerBuilder Europe, Africa and the Middle East. "Significant advances in technology have paved a road for new process-improvement tools that can easily integrate with a variety of applicant tracking systems. By adding these partners, CareerBuilder is strengthening its commitment to improving the recruitment process for our corporate employers."

    There are numerous benefits from integration, which can include:

    - More time - prior to integration, 60 percent of a recruiter's time could be spent on non-value-added activities - such as cutting and pasting resume data into an ATS; after integration, that 60 percent can go down to 40 percent or less, giving you more time to focus on your most important duty - strategic hiring.

    - Higher Quality Candidates - difficult, confusing and lengthy application processes deter the highest quality applicants. Streamline your application process, reduce candidate drop off and appeal to the best candidates with tighter integration between your ATS and Careerbuilder.ca.

    - Better Tracking - one of the most important benefits of integration is the ability to track where your candidates come from. Allowing candidates to choose where they heard about an opening often leads to misinformation and less than strategic decision making. Integration allows you to track your applicants with close to 100 percent accuracy. Accurate reporting leads to a better understanding of your online recruiting investment.

    About CareerBuilder

    CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com, is the largest in the U.S. with more than 23 million unique visitors, 1 million jobs and 31 million resumes. CareerBuilder works with the world's top employers, providing resources for everything from employment branding and data analysis to talent acquisition. More than 9,000 Web sites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL, feature CareerBuilder's proprietary job search technology on their career sites. Owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT), CareerBuilder and its subsidiaries operate in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. For more information, visit www.careerbuilder.com

    Media Contact: CareerBuilder.com Michael Erwin +1-773-527-3637 Michael.Erwin@CareerBuilder.com

    CareerBuilder.com

    Michael Erwin of CareerBuilder.com, +1-773-527-3637, Michael.Erwin@CareerBuilder.com




    AboveNet Joins Equinix Financial Exchange and Enhances Connectivity Options Between Equinix's London Data Centres

    LONDON, April 7 /PRNewswire/ --

    - New Service to Provide Direct Access Between Equinix Financial eXchange Community in Slough and Financial Firms in the City

    AboveNet, a leading provider of fibre optic and IP connectivity solutions for business and carriers, and Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), a provider of global data centre services, today announced that AboveNet has joined the Equinix Financial eXchange community in Equinix's London-Slough (LD4) International Business Exchange (IBX(R)) data centre. AboveNet will provide direct fibre links between Equinix's LD4 and its London City (LD1) IBX centre, facilitating low latency access between the financial market participants operating in each of the centres, as well as other strategic partners and customers located in LD1. The installation builds upon existing AboveNet deployments servicing the Equinix Financial eXchange communities located within Equinix centres in the Chicago, New York and Frankfurt areas.

    With speeds of 0.34ms, the new AboveNet service will enable investment firms based at Equinix's LD4 centre to benefit from near-instantaneous access to city-based trading partners, trading venues and data services. It will also provide participants located in the city with low-latency access to Equinix Financial eXchange customers and partners in LD4. The service will include AboveNet's dedicated fibre and managed wavelength offerings, which provide a level of visibility to allow firms to make near immediate adjustments to their electronic trading parameters in response to volatility in the market - thus ensuring they stay ahead of the trading curve.

    "In order to minimise network latency resulting in missed trades and loss of profits, AboveNet has partnered with Equinix to provide high capacity, low latency connectivity for today's finance firms," commented Brett Johnson, AboveNet's vice president of business development. "By joining the Equinix Financial eXchange community in London, AboveNet is providing a complete network to enable finance companies to interconnect with trading venues, market data vendors and technology utilities. This network equips them with the responsiveness and agility needed to stay ahead in this highly competitive market," concluded Johnson.

    Equinix Financial eXchange is a community of financial market participants that locate operations within Equinix data centres in order to benefit from a high-performance, low latency connectivity infrastructure within a neutral environment. At Equinix, these companies can directly exchange data within the same physical location with strategic partners, customers and vendors, thereby optimising their electronic trading operations. They also have access to a broad range of data centre services and high-performance network connectivity providers, such as AboveNet.

    "We're delighted that AboveNet is joining Equinix Financial eXchange," added Eric Schwartz, president of Equinix Europe. "The addition of AboveNet's low latency services will help provide our growing network of financial community members the fastest possible connectivity to trading venues and a critical mass of other financial market participants."

    About AboveNet, Inc.

    AboveNet, Inc. provides fibre optic connectivity solutions for business and carriers. Its private optical network delivers key network and IP services in and between 15 top U.S. metro markets and London. AboveNet's network is widely used in demanding markets such as financial services, media, health care and retail.

    UK Headquarters: Centurion House, 24 Monument Street, London, EC3R 8AJ

    For more information, please visit: www.above.net

    About Equinix

    Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) provides global data centre services that ensure the vitality of the information-driven world. Global enterprises, content and financial companies, and network service providers rely upon Equinix's insight and expertise to protect and connect their most valued information assets. Equinix operates 42 International Business Exchange(TM) (IBX(R)) data centres across 18 markets in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

    Important information about Equinix is routinely posted on the investor relations page of its website located at http://www.equinix.com. We encourage you to check Equinix's website regularly for the most up-to-date information.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause such differences include, but are not limited to, the challenges of acquiring, operating and constructing IBX centers and developing, deploying and delivering Equinix services; unanticipated costs or difficulties relating to the integration of companies we have acquired or will acquire into Equinix; a failure to receive significant revenue from customers in recently built out or acquired data centers; failure to complete any financing arrangements contemplated from time to time; competition from existing and new competitors; the ability to generate sufficient cash flow or otherwise obtain funds to repay new or outstanding indebtedness; the loss or decline in business from our key customers; and other risks described from time to time in Equinix's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see Equinix's recent quarterly and annual reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which are available upon request from Equinix. Equinix does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information contained in this press release.

    Equinix and IBX are registered trademarks of Equinix, Inc. International Business Exchange is a trademark of Equinix, Inc.

    AboveNet Contact: Suzy Ferguson / Niki Hutchinson AboveNet +44-(0)20-7802-2626 abovenet@lewispr.com Equinix Contact: Jacqui Depares / Lucy Smart Johnson King +44-(0)20-7401-7968 Equinixteam@johnsonking.co.uk

    AboveNet, Inc. & Equinix, Inc.

    AboveNet Contact: Suzy Ferguson / Niki Hutchinson, AboveNet, +44-(0)20-7802-2626, abovenet@lewispr.com. Equinix Contact: Jacqui Depares / Lucy Smart, Johnson King, +44-(0)20-7401-7968, Equinixteam@johnsonking.co.uk

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