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Companies news of 2010-06-23 (page 4)

  • SAND Technology Announces Third Quarter Results for Fiscal 2010
  • SEI Survey: New Reality of Advisor-Client Relationship Takes Focus Away from Top-Line...
  • New 130,000-Ton Carnival Magic to Operate Seven-Day Caribbean Cruises From Galveston...
  • Weatherford élit trois nouveaux membres au sein de son Conseil d'administration, portant à...
  • Supermicro Launches AMD Socket C32 Server Solutions
  • PR Newswire Presents ISTE 2010 Exhibitor Profiles for Companies in the Hardware, Printers...
  • Verizon Wireless Customers in the Midlands of South Carolina Gain Improved Coverage With...
  • Synovus Financial Reduces Identity Management Costs by 80% with NovellCommercial and...
  • China Energy Corp. Announces Fiscal Year 2010 Guidance: Anticipates Net Income of $17...
  • MathWorks extends support for Texas Instruments' C2000(TM) Piccolo(TM)...
  • Massey Energy Sues Federal Agency Over Its Control of Mine Ventilation Plans and Limits on...
  • DreamWorks Animation to Bring Trolls Out of HidingAmong Studio's Priority Plans is Feature...
  • Critical Alerts for IBM, Philip Morris International, Norfolk Southern, DR Horton, and...
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  • Masco's Cooperation Aids Bathroom Faucet and Shower Enclosure Investigation by European...
  • JS Acquisition, Inc. Extends Tender Offer to purchase Class A Common Stock of Emmis...
  • Northern Trust Corporation to Webcast Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Conference Call
  • Supermicro Launches AMD Socket C32 Server SolutionsNew Platinum Level 1U/2U Twin(TM) and...
  • Certara Removes All Uncertainty Regarding Proposal to Acquire Symyx Technologies
  • Destiny Media Files Motion for Costs in Lawsuit Win
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    SAND Technology Announces Third Quarter Results for Fiscal 2010

    MONTREAL, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAND Technology Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SNDTF), an international provider of column-based database software, today reported a net loss for the three-month period ended April 30, 2010.

    Highlights for the current third quarter compared to the same quarter last year include:

    -- Revenue of $996,654 in Q3-10 vs. Revenue of $2,371,632 in Q3-09 -- Net loss of $1,175,229 in Q3-10 vs. Net profit of $300,697 in Q3-09 -- North America revenue of $383,169 in Q3-10 vs. North America revenue of $622,289 in Q3-09 -- Europe revenue of $583,485 in Q3-10 vs. Europe revenue of $1,749,343 in Q3-09

    Tom O'Donnell, President and CEO of SAND Technology stated, "The current quarterly results were obviously unsatisfactory. In the last quarter, we have begun significant restructuring of the sales and marketing function. All North American and UK sales and marketing personnel have been replaced. The problem at SAND is sales and marketing which can and will be fixed. The technology is sound and in many aspects cutting edge. We continue to have access to funding SAND through private placements if the need should arise but are focusing on funding the company through internal cash generation."

    Other achievements in the third quarter include: -- In April 2010, Mike Pilcher joined SAND to be its new Chief Operating Officer. Before joining SAND, Mr. Pilcher was the European Sales Director for Corporate Solutions at LinkedIn, where he substantially expanded the European market and drove continuous revenue growth. Prior to LinkedIn, he held executive positions at prominent technology companies in the UK and North America, including Oracle, Sybase, Marketbright and Tenfold. In each of these positions he successfully managed significant and continuing increases in revenue, customer acquisition and customer satisfaction. Mr. Pilcher is the author of "Prosultative Selling" and a blogger specializing in the use of social media in sales and marketing. -- In June 2010, SAND announced that Brian Schwartz would be its new Vice-President of Sales. Brian Schwartz comes to SAND with more than 15 years of experience in the software industry focusing on business intelligence, analytics, CRM, and HR solutions. Previously, he spent 4 years as Director of Sales at Globoforce, where he successfully increased revenue in his region by 300%. Prior to Globoforce, Brian worked for enterprise software companies including Siebel, Epiphany, and Clarify. He holds a Bachelors degree in Communications from the University of Arizona. About SAND Technology

    SAND Technology is an international provider of leading column-based database software for storing, accessing, and analyzing large amounts of data on-demand while lowering TCO, leveraging existing infrastructure and improving operational performance.

    SAND solutions include CRM analytics, and specialized applications for government, healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, retail, transportation, and other business sectors. SAND has achieved "Certified for SAP NetWeaver" status and SAND Nearline Integration Controller has achieved "Powered by SAP NetWeaver" status.

    SAND Technology has offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and Central Europe.

    SAND Technology, Nucleus, N-Vector, and MPSO are registered trademarks, and SAND/DNA, SAND/DNA Access, SAND/DNA Analytics, SAND/DNA aCRM, SAND Analytic Server, SAND Searchable Archive, SAND Extensible Warehouse, and all related SAND-, SAND/DNA, and Nucleus-based marks and designs, are trademarks of SAND Technology Inc. Other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners.

    Certain statements contained in this press release are "forward looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Securities Act of 1933 and of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and following the Quebec Securities Act. The forward-looking statements are intended to be subject to the safe harbour protection provided by these Acts. We have based these forward-looking statements on our current expectations and projections about future results, levels of activity, events, trends or plans. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of SAND to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All forward looking statements included in this press release are based on current expectations and on information available to SAND on the date of this press release. For a more detailed discussion of these risks and uncertainties and other business risks, see SAND's current Annual Report and SAND's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (filed on EDGAR at http://www.sec.gov/) and the Canadian securities authorities (filed on SEDAR at http://www.sedar.com/). You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Except as required by applicable laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly release the result of any revision of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

    Financial Highlights

    The following data expressed in Canadian dollars are derived from the unaudited interim financial statements for the six month period ended April 30, 2010. The information set forth below is not necessarily indicative of the results of future operations and should be read in conjunction with, and is qualified in its entirety by, the Financial Statements. All amounts are in Canadian dollars.

    Three Three Results of Operations months months --------------------- ------ ------ ended ended ----- ----- April 30, April 30, 2010 2009 ---------- ---------- Net Sales $966,654 $2,371,632 --------- -------- ---------- Cost of Sales and Product Support $331,920 $349,592 Research and Development Costs $485,040 $509,741 Selling, General and Administrative Expenses $1,230,772 $1,106,267 Amortization $13,014 $15,136 ------------ ------- ------- Operating Income (Loss) ($1,094,092) $390,896 Interest Expenses $81,137 $90,199 ----------------- ------- ------- Net Income (Loss) ($1,175,229) $300,697 Basic Earnings (Loss) per Share ($0.07) $0.02 Weighted Average Number of Shares outstanding during each period (000's) 15,889,619 14,318,189 Financial Position as at April 30, July 31, ------------------------ --------- -------- 2010 2009 ---- ---- Working Capital (a) ($459,108) ($362,753) Total Assets $1,583,670 $2,740,326 Total Liabilities $4,081,485 $5,112,881 Shareholders' Deficiency ($2,497,815) ($2,372,555) (a) Working capital has been calculated by netting current assets and current liabilities, excluding deferred revenue and deferred credits which are non-cash items.

    SAND Technology Inc.

    CONTACT: Media, North America, UK/ Western European Press, Mike Pilcher
    of SAND Technology Inc., +44 779 675 7671, pr@sand.com, or German/Central
    European Press, Maike Thiessen of SAND Technology GmbH, +49 40 211 07650,
    maike.thiessen@sand.com, or Investor Relations, Zainab Schwartz of SAND
    Technology, +1-514-939-3477, zainab.schwartz@sand.com




    SEI Survey: New Reality of Advisor-Client Relationship Takes Focus Away from Top-Line GrowthInvestors 'Extremely Skeptical' About Economy, Seek Increased Advisor Communication

    OAKS, Pa., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A recent SEI survey of 150 strategic financial advisors that work with SEI found that even among this elite group, advisors continue to spend more of their time reassuring existing clients than actively acquiring new ones. The survey found that 16 percent of advisors spend the majority of their day on new client outreach, compared to nearly half (46 percent) that use that time working with existing clients. The increased client-retention efforts are a result of ongoing investor concerns; more than half (51 percent) of advisors surveyed said their clients are still "extremely skeptical about the economy and very concerned with future growth."

    As a result of recent market volatility and changed investor sentiment, advisors are finding they need to rebalance their efforts between retaining current clients and acquiring new clients. One way that these advisors are creating new leads is through centers of influence, the most popular being CPAs and accountants. Nearly half (45 percent) of advisors rely on these professionals for leads. Additionally, more than half (52 percent) said that outside of formal centers of influence, their most popular tool for creating new business leads are "bring a friend" client-appreciation events. Interestingly, while more than half (54 percent) of advisors participate in at least one online social community, less than five percent actively use social networking as a prospecting tool.

    "This strategic group of advisors showed us that the advisor-client relationship has been redefined," said Steve Onofrio, Managing Director, SEI Advisor Network. "Investors, scarred by 2008 and recent market volatility are looking for advisors to provide a heightened level of proactive guidance. As a result, advisors need to be more efficient so they can meet existing clients' needs and still continue their outreach to acquire new prospects."

    The advisors surveyed indicated there is significant uncertainty in the economy, causing angst among the both advisor community and clients. Most advisors (80 percent) said they believe that the inevitable increase in taxes will hurt the economy. Furthermore, more than half of the advisors (62 percent) said proposed regulatory reform of the financial services industry by the government is warranted, but that more analysis is needed before the final solution is decided.

    "Economic uncertainty in Washington and on Wall Street is very unsettling for investors, and this directly impacts advisors," said Mark Matley of the Insight Group in Salt Lake City, Utah. "As a result, financial advisors must continually provide clarity, direction, and new solutions for our clients. Our success will be determined by our ability to do that and still find time to add to our client base."

    For some advisors, new solutions include introducing alternative investments into portfolios as an additional diversifying asset class. Nearly half (40 percent) of advisors have recently added alternatives to portfolios, or feel it is a good addition. Fifty-seven percent of advisors said that alternatives provide value for some, but not all clients.

    SEI conducted the survey in May 2010 at its National Strategic Advisor Conference for 150 strategic advisors that work with SEI. Nearly one-quarter of survey participants (22 percent) have more than $250 million of assets under management and nearly three-quarters (74 percent) have between $50 million and $250 million. Additionally, nearly three-quarters (70 percent) have been financial advisors for more than 15 years and more than half (63 percent) manage a range of 50 to 200 clients.

    About the SEI Advisor Network

    The SEI Advisor Network provides financial advisors with turnkey wealth management services through outsourced investment strategies; administration and technology platforms; trust, banking, and institutional services; and practice management programs. It is through these services that SEI helps advisors save time, grow revenues, and differentiate themselves in the market. With a history of financial strength, stability, and transparency, the SEI Advisor Network has been serving the independent financial advisor market for more than 16 years, has more than 6,000 advisors who work with SEI, and more than $30.2 billion in advisors' assets under management (as of Mar. 31, 2010). The SEI Advisor Network is a strategic business unit of SEI. For more information, visit http://www.seic.com/advisors.

    About SEI

    SEI is a leading global provider of outsourced asset management, investment processing and investment operations solutions. The company's innovative solutions help corporations, financial institutions, financial advisors, and affluent families create and manage wealth. As of March 31, 2010, through its subsidiaries and partnerships in which the company has a significant interest, SEI administers $394 billion in mutual fund and pooled assets and manages $162 billion in assets. SEI serves clients, conducts or is registered to conduct business and/or operations, from numerous offices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.seic.com/.

    SEI

    CONTACT: Dana Grosser of SEI, +1-610-676-2459, dgrosser@seic.com; or
    Media, Daniel Black of Braithwaite Communications, +1-215-564-3200 ext. 120,
    dblack@gobraithwaite.com

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




    New 130,000-Ton Carnival Magic to Operate Seven-Day Caribbean Cruises From Galveston Beginning November 2011, to Be Port's Largest Year-Round ShipCarnival Conquest, Carnival Ecstasy to Sail Year -Round From New Orleans, Returning the Line's Capacity to Pre-Katrina Levels

    MIAMI, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Carnival Cruise Lines' newest ship, the 3,690-passenger Carnival Magic, will operate seven-day Caribbean cruises from Galveston beginning Nov. 14, 2011, becoming the largest cruise ship based at the port year-round. Additionally, the 2,758-passenger Carnival Triumph will reposition from New Orleans to Galveston to operate year-round four- and five-day Caribbean cruises from that port beginning Oct. 6, 2011.

    Homeporting the Carnival Magic and Carnival Triumph in Galveston represents the largest-ever capacity commitment by a cruise line to Texas. With these deployments, Carnival expects to carry more than 450,000 guests annually from Galveston - a 28 percent increase over the current year.

    In turn, the 2,974-passenger Carnival Conquest and 2,052-passenger Carnival Ecstasy, both of which are currently based in Galveston, will reposition to New Orleans to operate year-round departures from that port, returning the line to pre-Katrina capacity levels there. With Carnival Conquest and Carnival Ecstasy, the line is expected to carry nearly 340,000 passengers annually from New Orleans - the most of any cruise operator.

    "Deploying the new Carnival Magic to Galveston and increasing capacity on our popular short cruise program with the Carnival Triumph is a clear indication of the tremendous appeal and growth of this key homeport, which consistently earns high marks from our guests," said Gerry Cahill, Carnival president and CEO. "At the same time, we are very pleased to return to pre-Katrina capacity levels in New Orleans with the Carnival Conquest and Carnival Ecstasy - a wonderfully positive indicator of the city's continued growth and recovery," he added.

    Carnival Magic, Carnival Triumph from Galveston

    Carnival Magic, which is slated to debut in Europe in May 2011 with a host of innovative facilities and features, will offer two different week-long itineraries from Galveston, including seven-day western Caribbean voyages to Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, and week-long eastern Caribbean cruises to Nassau, Freeport, and Key West.

    Carnival Magic will offer many exciting amenities including a spectacular water park, an exclusive adults-only retreat, a wrap-around promenade with whirlpools that extend out over the ship's sides, and expansive spa and children's facilities. Also featured will be a variety of stateroom choices, including deluxe ocean view accommodations with two bathrooms, some of which feature five berths and hold particular appeal for families; cove balcony cabins located closer to the water line; and spa staterooms that provide special access and benefits. A number of new innovations are scheduled to be announced in the near future.

    Prior to launching year-round Caribbean service from Galveston, Carnival Magic will operate a series of seven-, nine- and 12-day Mediterranean voyages from Barcelona May 1 to Oct. 16, 2011; followed by a 16-day trans-Atlantic crossing from Barcelona to Galveston departing Oct. 28, 2011.

    Also being deployed to Galveston is the Carnival Triumph which will operate year-round four- and five-day western Caribbean cruises beginning Oct. 6, 2011, becoming the newest and largest ship to operate a year-round short cruise program from that port. Four-day cruises depart Thursdays to Cozumel, while five-day voyages depart Mondays and Saturdays and visit Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico. Carnival Triumph offers many guest-pleasing features and amenities, including nearly 500 balcony staterooms which are very popular among consumers and typically not available on short cruises.

    Expanded Capacity from New Orleans

    Carnival Conquest will reposition to New Orleans for year-round seven-day Caribbean cruises beginning Nov. 13, 2011. The ship will offer three different week-long Caribbean options from New Orleans: a new western Caribbean program featuring Montego Bay, Grand Cayman and Cozumel, an eastern Caribbean itinerary to Key West, Freeport and Nassau, and exotic western Caribbean cruises to Belize, Roatan and Cozumel.

    Carnival Ecstasy will operate year-round four- and five-day western Caribbean voyages from New Orleans beginning Sept. 22, 2011. The ship underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation last year that added an expansive water park, tropical-style main pool area, adults-only retreat and 98 balconies to existing staterooms. On the Carnival Ecstasy's new itinerary, four-day cruises departing Thursdays visit Cozumel, while five-day cruises departing Mondays and Saturdays call at Cozumel and Progreso, Mexico.

    Reservations

    Reservations are currently being accepted for Carnival's various four- to seven-day departures from Galveston and New Orleans.

    For additional information and reservations, contact any travel agent, call 1-800-CARNIVAL or visit carnival.com.

    Carnival also can be found on: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/carnivalcruise Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/carnival Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/carnivalcruiselines/

    Journalists also can visit Carnival's media site, http://www.carnivalpressroom.com/.

    Carnival Cruise Lines, a unit of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), is a proud member of World's Leading Cruise Lines. Our exclusive alliance also includes Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and The Yachts of Seabourn. Sharing a passion to please each guest and a commitment to quality and value, World's Leading Cruise Lines inspires people to discover their best vacation experience. Together, we offer a variety of exciting and enriching cruise vacations to the world's most desirable destinations. Visit us at http://www.worldsleadingcruiselines.com/

    Carnival Cruise Lines

    CONTACT: Jennifer de la Cruz or Tim Gallagher, 1-800-438-6744 or
    +1-305-599-2600, ext. 16000

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




    Weatherford élit trois nouveaux membres au sein de son Conseil d'administration, portant à dix le nombre de ses administrateurs

    GENÈVE, Suisse, June 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

    Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE : WFT) a annoncé aujourd'hui, lors de l'assemblée générale annuelle de ses actionnaires, l'élection de trois nouveaux administrateurs : Dr Samuel W. Bodman, III ; Dr Guillermo Ortiz et Sir Emyr Jones Parry. Ces premières nominations depuis 2004, prennent effet immédiatement et portent à dix le nombre des membres du Conseil d'administration de Weatherford.

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    Les trois nouveaux élus apportent à la société leur vaste expérience du monde de l'entreprise, leur connaissance du secteur et du service public ainsi qu'une vision mondiale éprouvée du métier.

    Le Dr Samuel Bodman a été secrétaire à l'Énergie des États-Unis de janvier 2005 à janvier 2009, sous-secrétaire du Trésor de février 2004 à janvier 2005 et sous-secrétaire du Commerce de juin 2001 à février 2004. Il avait auparavant occupé le poste de Président-Directeur général et d'administrateur de Cabot Corporation, une société internationale productrice de produits chimiques à usage spécialisé et de matériaux. Le Dr Bodman est ingénieur chimiste diplômé de la Cornell University et titulaire d'un doctorat en sciences du Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    Le Dr Guillermo Ortiz a été gouverneur de la Banque centrale du Mexique de 1998 à 2009 et président de la Banque des règlements internationaux en 2009. Auparavant, il avait été secrétaire des Finances et du Crédit public au Mexique de 1994 à 1998 et administrateur du Fonds monétaire international. Le Dr Ortiz est diplômé en sciences économiques de l'université nationale autonome de Mexico et titulaire d'une maîtrise en sciences et doctorat en sciences économiques de l'université de Stanford.

    Sir Emyr Jones Parry est président de l'université d'Aberystwyth au Pays de Galles depuis 2008, président de la All Wales Convention (Convention pour le Pays de Galles), un organisme créé par l'Assemblée galloise pour examiner les dispositions de la Convention constitutionnelle du Pays de Galles, depuis 2007, président du Conseil consultatif de l'Open University Business School depuis 2008 ainsi que président de Redress, une organisation de défense des droits humains. Il avait auparavant occupé diverses fonctions diplomatiques internationales au Foreign Office (ministère des Affaires étrangères britannique), dont celles de représentant permanent du Royaume-Uni auprès des Nations unies de 2003 à 2007 et d'ambassadeur du Royaume-Uni auprès de l'OTAN de 2001 à 2003, après s'être spécialisé dans les affaires de l'Union européenne, notamment la politique énergétique. Sir Emyr Jones Parry est diplômé en physique théorique de l'université de Cardiff et titulaire d'un doctorat en physique des polymères de l'université de Cambridge.

    Le Dr Bernard J. Duroc-Danner, Nicholas F. Brady, David J. Butters, William E. Macaulay, Robert B. Millard, Robert K. Moses et l'honorable Robert A. Rayne ont pour leur part été réélus au Conseil d'administration.

    Weatherford est une société de services pétroliers multinationale basée en Suisse. Elle compte parmi les premiers fournisseurs mondiaux de services, technologies et solutions mécaniques innovantes pour les secteurs de la production et du forage de l'industrie pétrolière et gazière. Présente dans plus de 100 pays, Weatherford emploie plus de 52 000 personnes dans le monde.

    Contacts : Andrew P. Becnel +41-22-816-1502 Directeur financier Karen David-Green Vice-présidente - Relations avec les investisseurs +1-713-693-2530

    Weatherford International Ltd.

    Andrew P. Becnel, Directeur financier, +41-22-816-1502 ou Karen David-Green, Vice-présidente - Relations avec les investisseurs, +1-713-693-2530, pour Weatherford International Ltd.




    Supermicro Launches AMD Socket C32 Server Solutions

    SAN JOSE, California, June 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

    - New Platinum Level 1U/2U Twin(TM) and Short-Depth 1U Servers Optimized for Volume 1P and Value 2P Markets

    Super Micro Computer, Inc. (http://www.supermicro.com/ ) (Nasdaq: SMCI), industry leader in server technology innovation and green computing, today launched its first wave of servers optimized for the new Socket C32 AMD Opteron(TM) 4100 Series processors (http://www.supermicro.com/C32/ ) (formerly code-named "Lisbon"). This launch includes Supermicro's new 1U Twin and 2U Twin2 systems with two dual-processor (DP) computing nodes per 1U sharing 920-watt Platinum-certified (94%+ efficiency) Supermicro power supplies and a new short-depth, cost-effective, single-processor 1U server with a Gold Level efficiency power supply.

    "The low energy draw of these new servers, which can be loaded with 35-watt six-core Opteron CPUs that consume only 5.8 watts per core, makes them ideal solutions for data centers and IT departments that want to minimize their power budgets," said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. "Our Twin system architecture and unique resource-sharing designs enable Supermicro systems to deliver exceptional performance-per-watt and performance-per-dollar, and that is further enhanced with the new generation Socket C32 AMD Opteron(TM) processors. These new 2U Twin2 systems feature four DP server nodes in 2U and optional 40Gb/s QDR InfiniBand connectivity."

    "Supermicro is supplying the channel with innovative solutions that are designed to deliver the performance-per-watt that customers demand for their environments," said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server and Embedded Divisions, AMD (NYSE: AMD). "The AMD Opteron(TM) 4000 Series platform delivers 4 and 6 core performance at less than six watts per core, making these servers ideal for low-power servers driving cloud solutions, embedded solutions, and IT infrastructure."

    The short-depth 1012C-MRF server is powered by the Supermicro H8SCM-F single-processor serverboard. With a depth of just 14.5", this cost-effective server features one PCI-E 2.0 slot, two internal SATA drive bays, two GbE ports and one dedicated LAN port for IPMI 2.0 remote system management. Featuring a 350-watt Gold Level (93%+) Supermicro power supply, the compact 1012C-MRF offers maximum power savings and value.

    The 2022TC-BIBQRF/BTRF and 1022TC-IBQF/TF are based on Supermicro's award-winning Twin system architecture, which enables two dual-processor (DP) server nodes per 1U. Each node features 12 DIMMs to support up to 128GB DDR3 memory, a PCI-E 2.0 x16 expansion slot, dual GbE ports and one dedicated LAN port for IPMI 2.0 remote system management, and two 3.5" hot-swap SATA drive bays. The multiple DP nodes share the 920-watt Platinum Level (94%+) Supermicro power supplies to provide the ultimate in system power efficiency and energy savings. While the 2022TC-BTRF and 1022TC-TF are cost-optimized solutions, the 2022TC-BIBQRF and 1022TC-IBQF provide onboard 40Gb/s QDR InfiniBand ports for high-speed connectivity.

    The same series of AMD processors are supported by these Supermicro UP and DP servers. This provides customers with the unprecedented flexibility to move processors between platforms as their needs change over time. The AMD Opteron(TM) 4000 Series platform (formerly code-named "San Marino") features the world's lowest power-per-core server processor(1) and delivers exceptional value for the volume 1P and value 2P market segments.

    For more detailed information on Supermicro's entire line-up of C32 socket solutions, please visit http://www.supermicro.com/C32/.

    About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)

    Supermicro, the leader in server technology innovation and green computing, provides customers around the world with application-optimized server, workstation, blade, storage and GPU systems. Based on its advanced Server Building Block Solutions, Supermicro offers the most optimized selection for IT, datacenter and HPC deployments. The company's system architecture innovations include the Twin server, double-sided storage and SuperBlade(R) product families. Offering the most comprehensive product lines in the industry, Supermicro provides businesses of all sizes with energy-efficient, earth-friendly solutions that deliver unmatched performance and value. Founded in 1993, Supermicro is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide operations and manufacturing centers in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit http://www.supermicro.com.

    SMCI-F

    Supermicro, SuperBlade and Server Building Block Solutions are registered trademarks and 1U Twin and Double-Sided Storage are trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    (1) As of June 8, 2010, AMD Opteron(TM) processor Models 4162 EE and 4164 EE have the lowest known power per core of any server processor, at 5.83W (35W/6 = 5.83W/core).

    Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    Michael Kalodrich of Super Micro Computer, Inc., michaelk@supermicro.com




    PR Newswire Presents ISTE 2010 Exhibitor Profiles for Companies in the Hardware, Printers and Peripheral Industry Category

    DENVER, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- As the exclusive official breaking news service of ISTE 2010, June 27-30, PR Newswire is featuring profiles of the exhibiting organizations.

    As the official communications partner for ISTE 2010, PR Newswire will also be disseminating event management and exhibitor event news and Online Press Kits on the Online Media Center.

    The following are profiles from ISTE exhibitors in the Hardware, Printers and Peripheral industry category:

    Company : Aldebaran Robotics Booth Number : 2215 Media Relations Contact : Bastien Parent Email : bparent@aldebaran-robotics.com

    Aldebaran Robotics is the worldwide leader in humanoid robotics for professional. With humanoid robot NAO and his user-friendly programming environment, your students will have the fascinating experience of learning with robots. Energize scientific curriculae and attract the best students to your classes. Conceived for students of all levels, NAO is a versatile robot that can help you explore a great variety of subjects through lively hands-on experiments. Join the 200 prestigious universities and schools in the Nao Community!

    Company : Astaro Inc. Booth Number : 991 Web URL : http://www.astaro.com/ Media Relations Contact : Jessica Lavery-Pozersky Phone : (978) 974-2600 Email : marketingus@astaro.com

    Founded in 2000, Astaro, a leading Unified Threat Management vendor based in the United States and Germany, simplifies information security. Astaro's products combine best-of-breed applications and enterprise-level performance to provide network, web and email security applications. With over 3,000 resellers, Astaro protects over 100,000 networks in 60 countries. In addition to full enterprise versions of Astaro's flagship product the Astaro Security Gateway, Astaro offers free Home Use and an Essential Firewall Editions.

    Company : ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL Booth Number : 1668 Web URL : http://www.asus.com/index.aspx Media Relations Contact : Debby Lee Phone : (510) 739-3777 x4821 Email : debby_lee@asus.com

    ASUS is an emerging leader in the education technology, with an extensive product portfolio that includes notebooks, netbooks, displays, optical drives, desktop PCs, wireless solutions, networking devices and more. ASUS won 3,268 awards in 2009, and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with the Eee PC(TM). ASUS ranks among BusinessWeek's InfoTech 100, and has been on the listing for 12 consecutive years.

    Company : Barracuda Networks Booth Number : 2254 Web URL : http://barracuda.com/ Media Relations Contact : Kylie Heintz

    Barracuda Networks Inc. combines premise-based gateways and software, cloud services, and sophisticated remote support to deliver comprehensive security, networking and storage solutions. The company's expansive product portfolio includes offerings for protection against email, Web and IM threats as well as products that improve application delivery and network access, message archiving, backup and data protection for more than 100,000 organizations worldwide.

    Company : Chester Creek Booth Number : 1285 Web URL : http://www.chestercreek.com/ Media Relations Contact : Kathryn Pomroy Phone : (218) 722-1837 Email : kathrynp@chestercreek.com In the beginning...there was the LittleMouse...

    Today, Chester Creek offers a high-tech lineup of functional, colorful and fun computer keyboards, mice and accessories for all ages and abilities, keyboards with big, oversized 1" keys, two-button and one-button tiny mice sized just right for little hands, color-coded and standard-sized keyboards and headphones. Our products meet RoHS and CPSIA standards and are ever-changing to meet the growing needs of our customers.

    Company : CNB Computers Inc. Web URL : http://www.cnbeducation.com/ Media Relations Contact : Raja Singh Phone : (905) 501-0099 Email : raja@cnbcomputers.com

    We sell CNB Recertified Dell, HP, Compaq, IBM, Gateway Computer Hardware. These include Computers, Notebooks and other IT products with warranty up to 3 years.

    Company : DakTech Computers Booth Number : 2126 Web URL : http://daktech.com/ Media Relations Contact : Stuart Landburg Phone : (800) 325-3238 Email : slandburg@daktech.com

    DakTech Computers is a computer manufacturer based in Fargo, ND in business since 1990. We offer the best warranties available with an industry leading 7 Year Parts & Labor Warranty on all PC's & servers, which are all Intel based. We also offer a 3 Year Parts & Labor Warranty with Free Accidental Damage Coverage on our Laptops and Netbooks. Our emphasis is in education and we offer many value added features including free imaging.

    Company : Dell Inc. Booth Number : 1033 Web URL : http://www.dell.com/k12 Media Relations Contact : Angela Panuccio Phone : (512) 357-8473 Email : Angela_Panuccio@dell.com

    Dell Inc. is committed to helping students develop the knowledge and 21st century skills they need to learn, achieve and compete in an increasingly digital world. As the top provider of technology to U.S. K12 classrooms, the company uses feedback from educators across the country to design and develop technology solutions like the Dell Connected Classroom, which integrates seamlessly with the company's open, capable and affordable data center technologies.

    Company : F5 Networks Booth Number : 2442 Web URL : http://f5.com/ Media Relations Contact : Alane Moran Phone : (206) 272-5555

    F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), focused on ensuring the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. F5's flexible architectural framework enables community-driven innovation that helps organizations enhance IT agility and dynamically deliver services that generate true business value.

    Company : General Services Administration, Computers for Learning Booth Number : 2544 Web URL : http://www.computersforlearning.gov/ Media Relations Contact : Cynthia Patton Phone : (703) 605-2758 Email : cynthia.patton@gsa.gov

    The Computers for Learning (CFL) program's goal is to make modern computer technology a part of every classroom. Administered by the General Services Administration, CFL evolved as a tool for implementing Executive Order (EO) 12999. The EO encourages federal agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to transfer excess computers and related peripheral equipment directly to schools and educational nonprofit organizations. Eligible schools and educational nonprofit organizations can view and select computer equipment at http://www.computersforlearning.gov/.

    Company : Highly Reliable Systems (TapeSucks.com) Booth Number : 1784 Web URL : http://www.high-rely.com/ Media Relations Contact : Kathy Raye Phone : (877) 384-6838 Email : sales@high-rely.com

    Highly Reliable Systems manufactures alternatives to tape backup. Our eSATA backup products allow 1 to 10 drives to connect to a single controller. High-Rely provides superior reliability and recovery capability. We will be featuring our; 8, 5, and 2 bay Tandem rackmount units, along with our enterprise backup solution "the RAIDFrame" up to 30TB of removable backup. Backing up to removable hard drives is, faster, less expensive and more reliable then backing up to tape.

    Company : HP Booth Number : 1049 Web URL : http://www.hp.com/go/k12 Media Relations Contact : Dolleen Casey Phone : (650) 784-3481 Email : dolleen.casey@edelman.com

    HP is commitment to the integration of technology in the classroom. The world's largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to meet the needs of students, teachers and administrators across school districts. Integrating technology into education delivers a dynamic learning experience, inside and outside the classroom, giving students skills they'll carry well into their future. More information about HP Education is available at http://www.hp.com/go/k12.

    Company : Meru Networks Booth Number : 2520 Web URL : http://www.merunetworks.com/ Media Relations Contact : Neila Matheny Phone : (510) 748-8200 x215 Email : nmatheny@engagepr.com

    Meru Networks provides a virtualized wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimizes the enterprise network to deliver the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility. Meru's solution represents an innovative approach to wireless networking that utilizes virtualization technology to create an intelligent and self-monitoring wireless network, enabling enterprises to migrate their business-critical applications from wired networks to wireless networks, and become all-wireless enterprises. For more information, visit http://www.merunetworks.com/.

    Company : Lock n Charge Technologies Booth Number : 1176 Web URL : http://lockncharge.com/ Media Relations Contact : Patrick Noonan Phone : +61 422 457 144 Email : pat.noonan@lockncharge.com.au

    LocknCharge Technologies is a subsidiary of Australasia's foremost manufacturer of laptop security, storage and charging solutions. LocknCharge Technologies is a 'carbon neutral' company that produces robust solutions for demanding school environments. The new LocknCharge Technologies remote controlled Eco Power Charge units provide schools with advanced power saving options that include an LED display of power usage and CO2 emissions. LocknCharge Technologies Eco friendly products are a welcome addition to the US education market.

    Company : M&A Technology, Inc. Booth Number : 1618 Web URL : http://www.macomp.com/ Media Relations Contact : Donna Shepard Phone : (972) 490-5803 Email : dshepard@macomp.com

    M&A Technology, established in 1984, provides Total Technology Solutions to the Education market. M&A offers a complete line of workstations, servers, server clusters, notebooks, netbooks, A/V solutions, projectors, full data center services and Co-location solutions. Corporate Headquarters and Manufacturing Facilities are based in Dallas, Texas. M&A is a certified (HUB) vendor. M&A has the highest quality products at a fair price. M&A delivers "Smarter Solutions for A Smarter World." Visit us at http://www.macomp.com/ or http://www.shopmanda.com/

    Company : PartStock Computer Booth Number : 2540 Web URL : http://www.partstock.com/ Media Relations Contact : Sonya Burke Phone : (612) 378-3996 Email : sburke@partstock.com

    Since 1994, PartStock has been an industry leader in helping schools redefine the best way to spend their technology budgets. PartStock offers the brand name equipment schools want at prices they can afford; all custom configured to your exact requirements.

    We are the only reconditioned company in the Education marketplace who has earned the Dell Registered Partner designation as well as Microsoft's AER (Authorized Education Reseller), MAR (Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher) and Gold Certified Partner designations.

    Company : Primera Technology Booth Number : 480 Web URL : http://www.primera.com/ Media Relations Contact : Kellie Garber Phone : (763) 475-6676 Email : kgarber@primera.com

    Primera Technology, Inc. is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of automated CD, DVD and Blu-ray Disc duplication and printing equipment. Primera recently introduced its new BravoPro Xi-Series Disc Publishers with over 300% faster robotics. Instead of copying and labeling discs one at a time, Bravo-Series Disc Publishers are designed for hands-free, automated production. A robotic arm first records the disc and then inkjet prints full-color, photo-quality images and text direct-to-disc.

    Company : Samsung Electronics America, Inc. Booth Number : 1168 Web URL : http://www.samsung.com/ Media Relations Contact : Caitlin Snavely Email : Caitlin@allisonpr.com

    Samsung's Information Technology Division (ITD) is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC). Samsung ITD is committed to serving the needs of consumers ranging from the home user to the Fortune 500 elite and supporting the valued channel partners who serve our customers. Samsung ITD offers a complete line of award-winning color and mono-laser printing solutions, desktop monitors, notebook computers, digital signage solutions and projectors.

    Company : Stratasys 3D Printers & Production Systems Booth Number : 1491 Web URL : http://www.stratasys.com/ Media Relations Contact : Joe Hiemenz Email : joe.hiemenz@stratasys.com

    Stratasys, Inc. manufactures additive fabrication systems using patented FDM® (Fused Deposition Modeling) technology to produce real parts directly from 3D CAD files. Its Dimension® 3D printers are affordable, networked printers, which enable students to bring CAD files and design ideas to life in durable plastic right from their desktop. Fortus 3D Production Systems, also a brand of Stratasys, offers a line of 3D production systems used for direct digital manufacturing and precision rapid prototyping.

    Company : CDI Computers Booth Number : 2065 Web URL : http://www.cdicomputers.com/ Media Relations Contact : Sue Hanson Phone : (763) 657-0987 Email : sue@susanhanson.com

    CDI is North America's largest distributor of recertified brand name computers to the educational market. For the past 25 years we've been helping over 9,000 schools in the U.S. and Canada increase their computer to student ratio while offering cost effective solutions, extended warranties and unparalleled customer service. Stop by our booth #2065 and learn how CDI can maximize your technology budget and help your school. CDI; More Computers, Same Budget.

    Company : WAV Wireless Outfitters Booth Number : 2466 Web URL : http://www.wavonline.com/ Media Relations Contact : Peggy Simpson Phone : (630) 818-4427 Email : peggys@wavonline.com

    WAV, Inc. is a full-service, value added distributor of wireless broadband, wireless LAN, wireless security, data collection hardware, mobile computing products, rugged computing products, rugged docking stations and vehicle mounts, IP video surveillance, mobile printers and voice over IP technology.

    About ISTE 2010

    ISTE 2010 is the annual conference and exposition (formerly NECC) of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE (r)), to be held June 27-30 in Denver, CO, at the Colorado Convention Center. The premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology, ISTE represents more than 100,000 education professionals worldwide. ISTE is home to the NETS, standards that deliver a roadmap for global digital age learning, teaching and school leadership. http://www.iste.org/

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    Verizon Wireless Customers in the Midlands of South Carolina Gain Improved Coverage With the Addition of 55 New Cell SitesVerizon Wireless' expanded coverage and capacity builds ahead of demand for next-generation apps and entertainment downloads

    COLUMBIA, S.C., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless recently completed a comprehensive network upgrade that delivers expanded service in the Midlands of South Carolina. The result is 55 new cell towers into the already robust and industry-leading Verizon Wireless voice and data network in the Midlands. The addition of these new towers, a result of the Alltel purchase, means dramatically denser site coverage. For Verizon Wireless customers in Bethune, Bishopville, Blythewood, Camden, Cassatt, Cayce, Chapin, Columbia, Eastover, Gadsden, Gaston, Gilbert, Irmo, Leesville, Lexington, Little Mountain, Lugoff, Pelion, Sumter, West Columbia and Westville more cell towers mean a more expansive voice and data footprint, more coverage inside buildings, improved throughput speeds and stronger signals throughout the market.

    "The best network continues to get better," said Jerry Fountain, Verizon Wireless Carolinas Region President. "We are committed to continuing enhancements to our network so that our customers know they can depend on us every time they use their wireless devices. With the addition of these towers, we have achieved network enhancements in just one year that would have taken several years to complete through a typical build plan."

    To celebrate the expansion of the Verizon Wireless network, the following Verizon Wireless stores will host Network Appreciation Days June 25-27:

    -- Northeast Columbia - 10110 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223 -- Two Notch - 7007A Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223 -- Columbiana - 173 Columbiana Cir, Columbia, SC 29212 -- Lexington - 5596 Sunset Blvd, Lexington, SC 29072 -- Sumter - 73 W Wesmark Blvd, Sumter, SC 29150

    As customers continue to expand the way they use their devices, Verizon Wireless continues to stay ahead of their demand. "People are doing more with their phones these days," said Fountain. "The skyrocketing popularity of applications, music and video downloads, web browsing, texting, emailing, calendar management and navigation tools utilizes a tremendous amount of wireless bandwidth. With this integration, combined with our annual capital investments over the past several years, we are ready for today's traffic and the increases we anticipate tomorrow."

    In 2009 alone, Verizon Wireless invested nearly $87 million in South Carolina for improvements to their network, bringing the total investment in the state to $770 million since the company was formed in 2000. That investment, combined with the recent purchase and integration of the Alltel network assets, strategically positions Verizon Wireless' network as the largest and most reliable for customers in the Columbia area, with seven times the 3G coverage of their closest competitor. "Our superior network is what makes it possible for customers to truly enjoy the features of their devices. Our focus on providing the best customer experience is largely driven by our network. We will continue investing to make the experience better every day," said Fountain.

    Beyond 3G: Verizon's Investment in LTE

    While recognizing the ongoing investment in its 3G network has been considerable throughout the state, Verizon Wireless is already looking beyond the most recent network expansion. Committed to continued improvements and advancements in wireless technology to ensure the best possible wireless experience for their customers, Verizon Wireless is already laying the groundwork to begin rolling out 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology this year. LTE will offer significant benefits to Verizon Wireless customers, including:

    -- LTE will support faster download and upload rates enabling customers to run larger and more complex applications faster. -- LTE will operate in the 700 MHz spectrum, which provides better coverage and in-building penetration. -- Because of the increased data speeds and wider coverage, LTE will make mass deployment of machine-to-machine applications and devices possible. -- And, LTE is the global mobile communications standard chosen by a majority of the world's leading carriers, which means greater opportunities for seamless roaming.

    LTE is currently being tested in select markets and will be commercially available in select markets this year.

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving nearly 93 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 81,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit http://www.verizonwireless.com/. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at http://www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Karen Schulz, Verizon Wireless, +1-864-987-2006,
    Karen.Schulz@verizonwireless.com

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




    Synovus Financial Reduces Identity Management Costs by 80% with NovellCommercial and retail banking organization streamlines access control and risk management, reducing support costs by 80 percent and password-related helpdesk calls by 40 percent

    WALTHAM, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novell today announced Synovus Financial (Synovus), a $33-billion dollar, multi-chartered financial services holding company, chose Novell solutions to automate user management for more than 6,700 identities, cutting associated IT costs by 80 percent, and reducing password-related helpdesk calls by 40 percent. The results have enabled Synovus to demonstrate compliance mandates like Sarbanes-Oxley and Gramm-Leach-Bliley, reduce risk, lower costs while also making it easier and more secure for its employees to have access to the applications needed to deliver outstanding customer service.

    Synovus provides commercial and retail banking, as well as investment services, to customers through 30 banks, 330 offices, and 467 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. As a highly regulated institution, Synovus sought to tighten access and security controls to satisfy bank regulators and third-party auditors, while driving down escalating support costs. To do this, Synovus deployed Novell Identity Manager and Novell SecureLogin.

    The company wanted to ease operability for its employees in order to create a more efficient front-line experience while also ensuring the integrity of identity management workflows. "We have a dynamic workforce. When a teller moves from one branch to another, for example, we needed a way to tie their credentials to their role so they could quickly get up and running," said Steven Jones, Director of Operational Risk, Synovus Financial. "We liked that we could leverage eDirectory services for the provisioning of third-party banking applications. Now we've automated the entire user provisioning and deprovisioning processes, which now occur in near real time. So, when a user changes roles or moves from one location to another, all of their access rights are updated automatically."

    To enforce strong password management and reduce helpdesk calls, Synovus used Novell SecureLogin to provide enterprise single sign-on capabilities. This reduced 70-80 percent of IT helpdesk issues while bringing tighter security across the enterprise.

    Using Novell Identity Manager to automate user provisioning and deprovisioning, the company can now synchronize and manage more than 6,700 identities across its HR system, FIS deposit and loan origination system, homegrown banking applications, multiple directories, Novell GroupWise, as well as its corporate intranet and training software.

    "The evolving regulatory environment has introduced unprecedented complexity in the world of identity and access management," said Jay Roxe, director of solution marketing, Identity and Security, Novell. "By using Novell's integrated solutions to effectively manage user identities and access, Synovus now has a framework to maintain security and control access while vastly reducing its total cost of ownership."

    About Novell

    Novell, Inc. , a leader in Intelligent Workload Management, helps organizations securely deliver and manage computing services across physical, virtual and cloud computing environments. We help customers reduce the cost, complexity, and risk associated with their IT systems through our solutions for identity and security, systems management, collaboration and Linux based operating platforms. With our infrastructure software and ecosystem of partnerships, Novell integrates mixed IT environments, allowing people and technology to work as one. For more information, visit http://www.novell.com/.

    Novell, Inc.

    CONTACT: Amie Johnson of Novell, +1-801-861-2893, amie@novell.com; or
    Becki Parkhurst of PAN Communications, +1-978-474-1900,
    securenovell@pancomm.com

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    China Energy Corp. Announces Fiscal Year 2010 Guidance: Anticipates Net Income of $17 Million to $18 Million

    HOHHOT CITY, China, June 23 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Energy Corporation (BULLETIN BOARD: CHGY) , ("China Energy" or "the Company"), a leading Inner Mongolia producer and processor of raw coal for domestic heating, electrical generation, and coking purposes for steel production in the People's Republic of China, with operations in coal trading and heat and power supply, today announced that it anticipates reporting between $17 million and $18 million in net income for its fiscal year ending November 30, 2010. This would represent at least a 233% increase in net income as compared to the 2009 fiscal year.

    Management anticipates sales of its Coal Group, which includes coal mining and sales as well as coal trading, will represent approximately 80% to 90% of revenues during 2010. The Company expects to produce an aggregate of approximately 800,000 metric tons of coal for the fiscal year ending November 30, 2010. China Energy produced approximately 156,000 metric tons of coal in the first quarter of 2010 with an average sales price of $37 per ton. In May 2010, the average sales price for coal was $43 per ton. The Company also expects higher level of sales in fiscal year 2010 from the Heat Power group due to an increase in coverage area of the Company's heating operations and an increase in the volume of electricity sold by its electric power operations. The Company's guidance does not include any contribution from future acquisitions by the Company. Management will continue to evaluate its business outlook as necessary and communicate any changes on a quarterly basis or when appropriate.

    As previously reported, for the first quarter ended February 28, 2010, the Company generated revenue of $20.8 million, increasing more than three times the $5.0 million reported in the corresponding period of last year. The increase was primarily due to a significant rise in production resulting from a $10 million expansion and improvement program at the LaiYeGou coal mine in Inner Mongolia, PRC completed in the third quarter of 2009, as well as the increase of volume from its coal trading business. Sales from the Coal Group accounted for close to 80% of the total revenue in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, with the remainder being derived from the Company's Heat Power Group. Net income in the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 totaled approximately $4.0 million, or $0.09 per share.

    "We continue to capitalize on the efficiency of our longwall mining equipment which is now fully integrated at our LaiYeGou coal mine," stated WenXiang Ding, chief executive officer and president. "We expect incremental growth in China Energy's revenue and net income through fiscal year 2010 due to our expanded production capacity of approximately 800,000 metric tons per year at our LaiYeGou coal mine and growing demand for coal used in power generation, manufacturing and heating in China. We are also well positioned to expand our production and distribution capabilities through potential acquisition opportunities leveraging the rich coal resources in Inner Mongolia."

    About China Energy Corporation

    China Energy Corporation produces and processes raw coal for domestic heating, electrical generation and coking purposes for steel production primarily in the People's Republic of China, acts as a brokerage in facilitating coal trade transactions, and provides heat and power locally. The Company produces coal through its subsidiary Inner Mongolia Tehong Coal Group Co, Ltd. ("Coal Group") and supplies heating and electricity requirements throughout the XueJiaWan district through its subsidiary Inner Mongolia Zhunger Heat Power Co., Ltd. ("Heat Power"). Through Heat Power, China Energy operates a thermoelectric plant and 32 heat transfer stations located in XueJiaWan, Ordos City in which the Company has a monopoly for heating supply granted to the Company by the local government. For additional information on China Energy Corporation see http://www.ceccec.com/ .

    Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

    This press release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of China Energy Corporation, and its subsidiary companies. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements" including statements regarding: the impact of the proceeds from the private placement on the Company's short term business and operations,; the general ability of the Company to achieve its commercial objectives, including the ability of the Company to sustain growth; the business strategy, plans and objectives of the Company and its subsidiaries; and any other statements of non-historical information. These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "continue," "will" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov/)

    For more information, please contact: Company: Alex (Yuan) Gong, Chief Financial Officer Tel: +86-10-5203-6900 Email: alexgong08@gmail.com Investor Relations: HC International, Inc. Ted Haberfield, Executive VP Tel: +1-760-755-2716 Email: thaberfield@hcinternational.net

    China Energy Corporation

    CONTACT: Company: Alex (Yuan) Gong, Chief Financial Officer at
    +86-10-5203-6900 or alexgong08@gmail.com; Investor Relations: Ted Haberfield,
    Executive VP, HC International, Inc. at +1-760-755-2716 or
    thaberfield@hcinternational.net

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




    MathWorks extends support for Texas Instruments' C2000(TM) Piccolo(TM) microcontrollersSpeeds development time of low-cost, energy efficient applications with Model-Based Design

    NATICK, Mass. and HOUSTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- MathWorks and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today announced continued collaboration to provide customers extended support for design of cost-sensitive, energy efficient applications. Engineers using TI's TMS320C2000(TM) Piccolo real-time control microcontrollers (MCUs) can now adopt Model-Based Design to support the full development chain - from algorithm development to production code generation. Adding support for the low-cost, high-performance Piccolo MCU family, the Target Support Package product from MathWorks now offers rapid turnkey implementation, early verification and shorter time-to-market for digital motor control, digital power, lighting, renewable energy and other applications requiring real-time control. For more information about Piccolo, go to http://www.ti.com/mw-piccolo-pr-lp, and for more information on MathWorks' Model-Based Design tool, go to http://www.mathworks.com/C2000.

    The 32-bit Piccolo MCU family offers a broad range of performance, flash, analog integration, and control-oriented peripheral options to meet the varying demands of cost-sensitive, real-time control applications. Design engineers can now execute their MATLAB and Simulink algorithm code across all F2802x/F2803x Piccolo devices for rapid prototyping and production deployment of embedded systems. Model-Based Design with production code generation creates a direct connection between the development environment and implementation platform, helping engineers to identify and fix design problems at the system level and easily generate efficient C2000-specific code.

    "Creating energy efficient designs is quickly becoming the single most important part of the embedded development landscape. Model-Based Design helps embedded developers reach the market faster with innovative products that harness the low-cost, high performance and control-oriented peripherals of Piccolo MCUs," said Ken Karnofsky, MathWorks senior strategist for signal processing applications.

    "TI and MathWorks share a common commitment to provide developers with the tools and support they need to simplify design of innovative end products that are reliable, energy efficient and cost effective," said Sangmin Chon, C2000 worldwide marketing director, TI. "The integration of our tools within Model-Based Design further demonstrates that commitment and allows more customers to speed development from initial rapid prototyping all the way to production."

    Pricing and availability

    The Target Support Package is available immediately. List prices start at $3000. More information, including international pricing, is available at http://www.mathworks.com/products/target-package. TI's Piccolo MCUs start at sub $2.00 in volume and can be immediately ordered at http://www.ti.com/mw-piccolo-pr-es.

    Find out more about TI's Piccolo MCUs and MathWorks by visiting the links below:

    -- Piccolo MCUs: http://www.ti.com/mw-piccolo-pr-lp -- MathWorks C2000 support: http://www.mathworks.com/C2000. -- MathWorks Target Support Package: http://www.mathworks.com/products/target-package -- MathWorks Model-Based Design: http://www.mathworks.com/model-based-design -- TI MCU videos: http://www.ti.com/mw-piccolo-pr-v -- High-Voltage motor control system block diagram: http://www.ti.com/mw-piccolo-mc-pr-ee -- Solar Power Inverter system block diagram: http://www.ti.com/mw-piccolo-si-pr-ee -- TI's microcontrollers: http://www.ti.com/mw-piccolo-pr-mcu-lp -- TI E2E MCU community: http://www.ti.com/mw-piccolo-pr -- TI eStore: http://www.ti.com/mw-piccolo-pr-es About Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to http://www.ti.com/.

    About MathWorks

    MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. MATLAB, the language of technical computing, is a programming environment for algorithm development, data analysis, visualization, and numeric computation. Simulink is a graphical environment for simulation and Model-Based Design of multidomain dynamic and embedded systems. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on these product families to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development in automotive, aerospace, electronics, financial services, biotech-pharmaceutical, and other industries. MathWorks products are also fundamental teaching and research tools in the world's universities and learning institutions. Founded in 1984, MathWorks employs more than 2200 people in 15 countries, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts, USA.

    For additional information, visit http://www.mathworks.com/.

    TMS320C2000, C2000 and Piccolo are trademarks of Texas Instruments Incorporated and MATLAB and Simulink are registered trademarks of The MathWorks, Inc. See http://www.mathworks.com/trademarks for a list of additional trademarks. Other product or brand names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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    Massey Energy Sues Federal Agency Over Its Control of Mine Ventilation Plans and Limits on Use of Scrubbers

    JULIAN, W.Va., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company announced today it has sued the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration over its improper use of regulatory authority to control the design of ventilation systems and to limit the use of scrubbers in underground mines.

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    "We hope the principal beneficiary will be miners, who will have cleaner air, safer mines and more secure jobs," said Don Blankenship, Chairman and CEO of Massey.

    The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington, DC. It asks the court to declare that MSHA has violated Massey's constitutional right to due process and to require MSHA to justify its actions whenever it demands changes in ventilation plans submitted by coal operators or limits the use of scrubbers.

    Defendants are the U.S. Department of Labor; MSHA; Kevin Stricklin, Administrator for MSHA's Division of Coal Mine Safety and Health; and Robert Hardman, District Manager of MSHA Coal District 4, which has headquarters in Mt. Hope, WV.

    Ventilation plans for mines are critical in ensuring the safety and health of miners, who need to breath air as clean of coal dust, methane and other noxious fumes as possible. No standard ventilation plan can exist for all mines because each mine has its own particular geological and construction features. Therefore, to a large extent, each ventilation plan must be custom made.

    Regarding ventilation plans, the suit makes the following points: -- MSHA has exceeded its regulatory authority to enforce mine safety and health laws by effectively dictating the ventilation plan for each mine. The law says only that MSHA must ensure such a plan is consistent with prudent mining engineering and safety and health practices. MSHA may not lawfully reject a plan simply because it has a preferred way to ventilate. -- MSHA indirectly forces mine operators to design a ventilation plan the way MSHA wants by refusing to approve the operator's plan. Mining cannot start until a ventilation plan is approved by MSHA. Yet MSHA not only has no deadline to grant or deny such approval, there is no appeal if it is denied or forum for the operator to state its case. -- Coal miners and operators are "at the mercy of MSHA with respect to the implementation of their (ventilation) plans," as the suit says, because MSHA is "free, over the mine operator's objection, to do literally nothing" if it does not like a ventilation plan.

    Though it requires coal operators to shape their ventilation plans to MSHA personnel's own preferences, MSHA does not accept any responsibility for the effectiveness of those plans -- or their ineffectiveness.

    Furthermore, the lawsuit says, MSHA has established "a pattern and practice of refusing to allow the Plaintiffs' mines to implement any number of sound practices" aimed at providing a steady, dependable source of clean air for miners at work.

    "Particularly troubling" is MSHA's refusal to allow the use of scrubbers, which are used on mining machines to reduce sharply the amount of coal dust in the air and to also help dilute methane in the area where miners are working.

    MSHA has failed to provide any rational, non-arbitrary reason for denying the use of scrubbers. This refusal is potentially dangerous because scrubbers have been shown to be extremely effective at reducing the inhalation of coal dust, which can lead to black lung disease.

    The lawsuit asks the court to declare that MSHA has no authority under the Mine Act to dictate ventilation plans for mines; that a coal operator has a constitutional right to a hearing on a ventilation plan of which MSHA disapproves; and that coal operators have a right to use scrubbers unless MSHA can provide "objective, verifiable, and reviewable information" that their use would lessen miner health or safety.

    The lawsuit is not the first time Massey has raised these issues. Over the past few weeks, in Congressional testimony, in two detailed letters to Joseph Main, the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Mine Safety and Health, and in letters to the governors of coal states, Mr. Blankenship has raised these issues.

    A copy of the lawsuit can be found on the Massey UBB website at http://www.masseyubb.com/.

    Massey Energy Company, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, with operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia, is the largest coal producer in Central Appalachia and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

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    DreamWorks Animation to Bring Trolls Out of HidingAmong Studio's Priority Plans is Feature Film Project

    GLENDALE, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. announced today that it has reached an agreement with Dam Things from Denmark to debut the wildly popular Good Luck Troll on the big screen, introducing a new generation to one of the world's most beloved toy lines.

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    Brother-sister writing team Adam Wilson and Melanie Wilson LaBracio will pen the screenplay and Dannie Festa of Festa Entertainment, who brought the package to DreamWorks Animation, will executive produce the feature film.

    The Troll doll phenomenon was born in 1959 when Danish fisherman and woodcutter Thomas Dam, too poor to afford a Christmas present for his young daughter Lajla, carved a doll for her based on the legendary Scandinavian troll. This modern-day Geppetto couldn't have imagined that the Troll dolls would soon become one of the biggest toy crazes of the 1960s. The Trolls experienced a resurgence in the 1990s and their uniquely endearing faces and shocks of colorful hair continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of fans around the world.

    "My father would have been very happy to know that his Troll has found its dream partner in DreamWorks Animation," said Niels Dam, who now owns the family business. Calle Ostergaard, CEO of Dam Things, added, "We have been planning to bring the Good Luck Troll toy line back into homes around the world and we are excited to see how the talented storytellers and artists at DreamWorks Animation will bring them to life."

    "We are thrilled at the great creative possibilities we have in bringing the Trolls to family audiences around the world across a number of channels, including on the big screen," DreamWorks Animation Head of Development Alex Schwartz said. "We look forward to working alongside Dam Things to build on the mythology of the Good Luck Trolls while delivering the sense of adventure, heart and comedy that DreamWorks Animation is known for."

    Dam Things is represented by Festa and Jay Handlin at Carlsmith Ball LLP. Writers Wilson and Wilson LaBracio, whose original material includes the feature films "Evergone" and "The Impossible Adventures of Phineas Roone," are represented by Festa, Brad Rosenfeld at Preferred Artists, and Eric Suddleson of Felker Toczek Gellman Suddleson LLP.

    About DreamWorks Animation SKG

    DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment, including CG animated feature films, television specials and series, live entertainment properties and online virtual worlds, meant for audiences around the world. The Company has world-class creative talent, a strong and experienced management team and advanced filmmaking technology and techniques. DreamWorks Animation has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE® Magazine for two consecutive years. In 2010, DreamWorks Animation ranks #6 on the list. All of DreamWorks Animation's feature films are now being produced in 3D. The Company has theatrically released a total of 20 animated feature films, including the franchise properties of Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon. DreamWorks Animation's next feature film is Megamind, scheduled to be released in 3D on November 5, 2010.

    About Dam Things

    Dam Things, located in Gjol, Denmark, is best known for its Good Luck Troll, created by Danish woodcarver Thomas Dam in the late 1950s. Dam Things owns and enforces its rights to the classic Dam Trolls, and is the worldwide licensor of the merchandise rights for the iconic ugly-cute, wild-haired characters.

    Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

    This document includes certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company's plans, prospects, strategies, proposals and our beliefs and expectations concerning performance of our current and future releases and anticipated talent, directors and storyline for our upcoming films and other projects, constitute forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the industry in which we operate and management's beliefs and assumptions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions which are difficult to predict. Actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied by the statements herein due to changes in economic, business, competitive, technological and/or regulatory factors, and other risks and uncertainties affecting the operation of the business of DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. These risks and uncertainties include: audience acceptance of our films, our dependence on the success of a limited number of releases each year, the increasing cost of producing and marketing feature films, piracy of motion pictures, the effect of rapid technological change or alternative forms of entertainment and our need to protect our proprietary technology and enhance or develop new technology. In addition, due to the uncertainties and risks involved in the development and production of animated feature projects, the release dates for the projects described in this document may be delayed. For a further list and description of such risks and uncertainties, see the reports filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent annual report on Form 10-K and our most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. DreamWorks Animation is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

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    Critical Alerts for IBM, Philip Morris International, Norfolk Southern, DR Horton, and Aeropostale Released by Seven Summits Research

    CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Summits Research issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for IBM, PM, NSC, DHI, and ARO.

    To see what our analysts have discovered about these stocks read the Seven Summits Strategic Investments' PriceWatch Alerts at http://www.iotogo.com/s/062310B (Note: You may have to copy this link into your browser then press the [ENTER] key.)

    Today's PriceWatch Alerts cover the following stocks: International Business Machines Corp. , Philip Morris International, Inc. , Norfolk Southern Corp. , DR Horton Inc. , and Aeropostale, Inc. .

    In today's unsure markets these brief PriceWatch Alerts contain concise detailed strategies for each covered stock and include position protection tactics designed to potentially defend investors from unexpected market shifts. While other market reports only provide stock news and opinion, we offer strategies that position investments against uncertainty and increase chances of making a profit, even if a stock goes down.

    "Our PriceWatch Alerts go beyond other market reports. Along with a brief concise overview, each PriceWatch Alert provides useful strategies, which ensure potential investments are protected with basic hedging techniques," says Reid Stratton, Seven Summits Senior Analyst. "These brief company reports contain information that can benefit expert and novice investors who want to stay ahead of the market."

    For essential information on stocks poised to move go to:

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    Seven Summits Investment Research is an independent investment research group, which focuses on the U.S. equities and options markets. Our analytical tools, screening techniques, rigorous research methods and committed staff provide solid information to help our clients make the best possible investment decisions. For more information go to http://www.sevensummitsinvestmentresearch.com/ . CRD# 137114

    All stocks and options shown are examples only--not recommendations to buy or sell. Our picks do not represent a positive or negative outlook on any security. Potential returns do not take into account your trade size, brokerage commissions or taxes--expenses that will affect actual investment returns. Stocks and options involve risk, thus they are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling options, a person should request a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options available from Catherine at 800-698-9101 or at http://www.cboe.com/Resources/Intro.aspx . Privacy policy available upon request.

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    Critical Alerts For Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Boeing, Jefferies Group, Kimco Realty, and Dendreon Released By Seven Summits Research

    CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven Summits Research issues critical PriceWatch Alerts for FCX, BA, JEF, KIM, and DNDN.

    To see what our analysts have discovered about these stocks read the Seven Summits Strategic Investments' PriceWatch Alerts at http://www.iotogo.com/s/062310A (Note: You may have to copy this link into your browser then press the [ENTER] key.)

    Today's PriceWatch Alerts cover the following stocks: Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. , Boeing Co. , Jefferies Group Inc. , Kimco Realty Corporation , and Dendreon Corp. .

    In today's unsure markets these brief PriceWatch Alerts contain concise detailed strategies for each covered stock and include position protection tactics designed to potentially defend investors from unexpected market shifts. While other market reports only provide stock news and opinion, we offer strategies that position investments against uncertainty and increase chances of making a profit, even if a stock goes down.

    "Our PriceWatch Alerts go beyond other market reports. Along with a brief concise overview, each PriceWatch Alert provides useful strategies, which ensure potential investments are protected with basic hedging techniques," says Reid Stratton, Seven Summits Senior Analyst. "These brief company reports contain information that can benefit expert and novice investors who want to stay ahead of the market."

    For essential information on stocks poised to move go to: http://www.iotogo.com/s/062310A for Seven Summits Strategic Investments' PriceWatch Alerts.

    Seven Summits Investment Research is an independent investment research group, which focuses on the U.S. equities and options markets. Our analytical tools, screening techniques, rigorous research methods and committed staff provide solid information to help our clients make the best possible investment decisions. For more information go to http://www.sevensummitsinvestmentresearch.com/. CRD# 137114

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    Verizon's Second Field Trial of 10 Gigabit-per-Second XG-PON Fiber-to-the-Premises System Affirms FiOS Network Design is Future-ReadyTest Includes Two Symmetrical 1 Gbps PC Links Running on the System

    WALTHAM, Mass., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to leverage the immense capacity of its fiber-to-the-home network, Verizon has completed a field trial of a second XG-PON fiber-optic distribution system connecting a FiOS customer location with 10 gigabits per second downstream to the home and 2.5 Gbps upstream. The test demonstrates the capability of the Verizon's FiOS network to accommodate a wide array of new and emerging video services and the growing demand for streaming video content and other bandwidth-intensive applications.

    The latest field trial was conducted in May in Taunton, Mass., with a XG-PON system developed by Motorola, a supplier of BPON and GPON optical networking equipment to Verizon.

    At the customer's home, the optical network terminal (ONT) received the 10/2.5 Gbps feed and used two data communication ports to simultaneously provide transmission speeds of close to 1 Gbps to each of two PCs inside the home. Combined, the two ports delivered approximately 1.85 Gbps in aggregate bandwidth in each direction.

    Tests were designed to simulate what two different customers might experience while using their PCs to download, upload or share files to the Internet when served by a 10G PON system. In addition, speed tests were performed to Verizon's speed test server located more than 400 miles away in Reston, Va., realized speeds of up to 915 Mbps between the PC and the speed test server.

    "XG-PON can provide the capacity needed to support the explosive growth in bandwidth envisioned for new and emerging services such as 3DTV and Ultra HD TV, and the growing demand for streaming video content to the PC and TV, as well as the increased use of concurrent applications," said Vincent O'Byrne, director of technology for Verizon's FTTP architecture and design effort.

    Brian Whitton, executive director of technology for Verizon, said, "The continuing validation of XG-PON technology in the lab and in the field reaffirms Verizon's commitment to FiOS and its leadership in the broadband and entertainment industry."

    The Verizon technology team plans to continue testing XG-PON with other suppliers in the laboratory and in the network, and also, by year-end, to submit to suppliers a request for information for XG-PON technology.

    Alternate Network Link Tried

    Verizon's latest groundbreaking field test used Motorola equipment deployed with dual fibers from an OLT (optical line terminal) in a Verizon switching facility to a combiner that coupled the XG-PON system with the existing GPON system. This is an approach covered in the standards. The dual fiber linkage is seen as a way to reduce the overall costs of XG-PON and is under investigation by suppliers and service providers. On the customer-facing side of the network, the test data traveled over a single FiOS fiber link to the customer test location.

    "We continue to explore technologies that will allow Verizon to further evolve our FiOS network toward the functionality and speed the market will require," said Mark Wegleitner, senior vice president of technology for Verizon. "As an example, it would take a customer less than three minutes to download a 20 gigabyte, Blu-ray movie over a 1 Gbps link, as opposed to close to four and a half hours over a 10 Mbps Internet connection. A business customer using this service could backup data on an online server every night in just a few minutes, as opposed to hours.

    "As we've said before, the fiber itself is passive; it's what we do with the electronics that will leverage its capacity," he said.

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving nearly 93 million customers nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers innovative, seamless business solutions to customers around the world. A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 217,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of more than $107 billion. For more information, visit http://www.verizon.com/.

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

    Verizon

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    Masco's Cooperation Aids Bathroom Faucet and Shower Enclosure Investigation by European Commission

    TAYLOR, Mich., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masco Corporation today confirmed that in 2004, as a result of its legal and ethical compliance program, it had discovered and stopped certain subsidiaries from participating in anticompetitive business practices in the bathroom faucet and shower enclosure industries in certain countries in Europe. Immediate steps were taken to report the infringement to the appropriate authorities and Masco and its subsidiaries cooperated fully throughout the investigation. As a result of its reporting of the infringement and cooperation throughout the investigation, Masco and its subsidiaries were given complete immunity from the European Commission following the investigation of the anticompetitive practices.

    A strict zero tolerance policy is in place throughout Masco for any anticompetitive behavior.

    Headquartered in Taylor, Michigan, Masco Corporation is one of the world's leading manufacturers of home improvement and building products, as well as a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products.

    Masco Corporation's press releases and other information are available through the Company's toll free number, 1-888-MAS-NEWS, or under the Investor Relations section of Masco's Web site at http://www.masco.com/ .

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    JS Acquisition, Inc. Extends Tender Offer to purchase Class A Common Stock of Emmis Communications for $2.40 per Share in Cash and Removes Financing Condition

    INDIANAPOLIS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- JS Acquisition, Inc., an Indiana corporation ("JS Acquisition") owned by Jeffrey H. Smulyan, the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Emmis Communications Corporation ("Emmis") , today announced that it is extending until 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Friday, July 30, 2010, its offer (the "Offer") to purchase substantially all of Emmis' outstanding shares of Class A Common Stock for $2.40 per share in cash. The tender offer is being extended in order to be able to coordinate the timing of the planned deadlines of the Offer with those of an exchange offer by Emmis of 12% PIK Senior Subordinated Notes due 2017 for Emmis' 6.25% Series A Cumulative Convertible Preferred Stock. Emmis has not yet commenced the exchange offer but has announced that it expects to do so shortly after completion of review by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    JS Acquisition also announced today that it has removed the condition to the tender offer that its parent, JS Acquisition, LLC, an Indiana limited liability company that is wholly-owned by Mr. Smulyan, receive the financing to be provided by an affiliate of Alden Global Capital Limited ("Alden"), a private asset management company with over $3 billion under management, pursuant to the Securities Purchase Agreement, dated May 24, 2010, by and among JS Acquisition, LLC, Mr. Smulyan, Alden and certain of its affiliates (the "Alden Purchase Agreement"). The tender offer will be conditioned on the Alden Purchase Agreement remaining in full force and effect and the conditions to the closing of the transactions under the Alden Purchase Agreement having been satisfied or waived.

    As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on Tuesday, June 22, 2010, approximately 193,943 shares of Class A Common Stock have been tendered in and not withdrawn from the Offer.

    About JS Acquisition and JS Acquisition, LLC

    JS Acquisition is an Indiana corporation owned by Mr. Smulyan and JS Acquisition, LLC. JS Acquisition was formed for the purpose of engaging in a going private transaction with Emmis and has carried on no other activities other than in connection with the tender offer, the merger and prior potential going private transactions. JS Acquisition, LLC is an Indiana limited liability company that is wholly-owned by Mr. Smulyan.

    About Alden

    Alden Global Capital Limited is a Jersey (Channel Islands) based private asset management company. Alden Global Capital, a division of Smith Management LLC, is a New York based private asset management company which, together with Alden Global Capital Limited, manages the Alden funds, which have over $3 billion in assets. The principal business address of Alden Global Capital Limited is First Floor, Liberation Station, Esplanade, St. Helier, Jersey JE2 3AS and the other Alden entities are located at 885 Third Avenue, 43rd Floor, New York, NY 10022 and Alden Global Capital's business telephone number is (212) 888-5500.

    About Emmis

    Emmis Communications Corporation is a diversified media company, principally focused on radio broadcasting. Emmis operates the 8th largest publicly traded radio portfolio in the United States based on total listeners. As of February 28, 2010, Emmis owns and operates seven FM radio stations serving the nation's top three markets -- New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, although one of Emmis' FM radio stations in Los Angeles is operated pursuant to a Local Marketing Agreement whereby a third party provides the programming for the station and sells all advertising within that programming. Additionally, Emmis owns and operates fourteen FM and two AM radio stations with strong positions in St. Louis, Austin (Emmis has a 50.1% controlling interest in Emmis' radio stations located there), Indianapolis and Terre Haute, IN.

    In addition to Emmis' domestic radio properties, Emmis operates an international radio business and publishes several city and regional magazines. Internationally, Emmis owns and operates national radio networks in Slovakia and Bulgaria. Emmis' publishing operations consists of Texas Monthly, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Indianapolis Monthly, Cincinnati, Orange Coast, and Country Sampler and related magazines. Emmis also engages in various businesses ancillary to Emmis' broadcasting business, such as website design and development, broadcast tower leasing and operating a news information radio network in Indiana.

    Emmis' news releases and other information are available on the company's website at http://www.emmis.com/.

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION

    THIS PRESS RELEASE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO PURCHASE OR EXCHANGE OR THE SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO SELL OR EXCHANGE CLASS A COMMON STOCK, PREFERRED STOCK, STOCK OPTIONS, RESTRICTED STOCK, DEBT OR OTHER SECURITIES OF EMMIS.

    JS ACQUISITION HAS COMMENCED AN OFFER TO PURCHASE SHARES OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK OF EMMIS PURSUANT TO THE OFFER TO PURCHASE AND RELATED LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL, DATED JUNE 2, 2010 (TOGETHER WITH AMENDMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS THERETO, THE "TENDER OFFER DOCUMENTS") THAT WAS FILED UNDER COVER OF A COMBINED SCHEDULE TO/13E-3 TRANSACTION STATEMENT WITH THE UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (THE "SEC"). THE TENDER OFFER DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO EMMIS' SHAREHOLDERS. THIS PRESS RELEASE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE TENDER OFFER DOCUMENTS.

    SHAREHOLDERS AND INVESTORS SHOULD READ CAREFULLY THE TENDER OFFER DOCUMENTS BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS TERMS OF, AND CONDITIONS TO THE TENDER OFFER. INVESTORS MAY OBTAIN FREE COPIES OF THE TENDER OFFER DOCUMENTS AT THE SEC'S WEB SITE AT WWW.SEC.GOV. IN ADDITION, COPIES OF THE TENDER OFFER DOCUMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED FOR FREE BY DIRECTING SUCH REQUESTS TO BNY SHAREOWNER SERVICES, THE INFORMATION AGENT FOR THE TENDER OFFER, AT 1-866-301-0524. SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THESE MATERIALS PRIOR TO MAKING ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE TENDER OFFER.

    IN CONNECTION WITH THE TENDER OFFER, EMMIS INTENDS TO COMMENCE AN OFFER TO ISSUE NEW 12% PIK SENIOR SUBORDINATED NOTES DUE 2017 IN EXCHANGE FOR EMMIS' 6.25% SERIES A CUMULATIVE CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK (THE "EXCHANGE OFFER"). ALSO, IN CONNECTION WITH THE EXCHANGE OFFER AND THE TENDER OFFER, EMMIS WILL BE SOLICITING PROXIES (THE "PROXY SOLICITATION") FROM ITS COMMON AND PREFERRED SHAREHOLDERS TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF CERTAIN PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO EMMIS' ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION. EMMIS HAS NOT COMMENCED EITHER THE EXCHANGE OFFER OR THE PROXY SOLICITATION. THE EXCHANGE OFFER AND PROXY SOLICITATION WILL BE COMMENCED PURSUANT TO A DEFINITIVE OFFER TO EXCHANGE, DEFINITIVE PROXY STATEMENTS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE LETTERS OF TRANSMITTAL AND OTHER RELATED MATERIALS (THE "DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTS") THAT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED TO EMMIS' SHAREHOLDERS AND FILED WITH THE SEC. THIS PRESS RELEASE IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTS.

    SHAREHOLDERS AND INVESTORS SHOULD READ CAREFULLY THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTS WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS TERMS OF, AND CONDITIONS TO THE PROPOSED EXCHANGE OFFER AND THE PROXY SOLICITATION. THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTS WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC. INVESTORS MAY OBTAIN FREE COPIES OF THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTS THAT WILL BE FILED WITH THE SEC (WHEN AVAILABLE) AT THE SEC'S WEB SITE AT WWW.SEC.GOV. IN ADDITION, COPIES OF THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTS MAY BE OBTAINED FOR FREE (WHEN AVAILABLE) BY DIRECTING SUCH REQUESTS TO BNY SHAREOWNER SERVICES, THE INFORMATION AGENT FOR THE EXCHANGE OFFER AND PROXY SOLICITATION, AT 1-866-301-0524. SHAREHOLDERS ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTS PRIOR TO MAKING ANY DECISION WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPOSED EXCHANGE OFFER OR THE PROXY SOLICITATION.

    EMMIS AND ITS DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYEES MAY BE DEEMED TO BE PARTICIPANTS IN THAT SOLICITATION OF PROXIES. INFORMATION REGARDING EMMIS' DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS IS DETAILED IN ITS PROXY STATEMENTS AND ANNUAL REPORTS ON FORM 10-K, PREVIOUSLY FILED WITH THE SEC AND THE PRELIMINARY PROXY STATEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS, AS MAY BE AMENDED FROM TIME TO TIME, WHICH WAS FILED WITH THE SEC ON MAY 27, 2010. SUCH INFORMATION WILL ALSO BE CONTAINED IN THE DEFINITIVE DOCUMENTS, ONCE THEY ARE AVAILABLE.

    CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

    This press release includes information that could constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provision of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among others, statements about Emmis' beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, estimates and intentions that are subject to significant risks and uncertainties and are subject to change based on various factors, many of which are beyond our control. The words "may," "could," "should," "would," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plan," "target," "goal," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements, by their nature, are subject to risks and uncertainties. Although Emmis believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based upon reasonable assumptions, Emmis' actual results could differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

    Emmis' ability to achieve its objectives could be adversely affected by the factors discussed in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2010 and Preliminary Proxy Statement/Offer to Exchange filed with the SEC on May 27, 2010, as well as, among others: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the inability to complete the proposed transactions described above due to the failure to satisfy the conditions required to complete the proposed transactions, (2) the outcome of any legal proceedings that have been and may be instituted against Emmis and others following announcement of the proposed transactions, (3) the ability to recognize the benefits of the proposed transactions, (4) the amount of the costs, fees, expenses and charges related to the proposed transactions, (5) general industry conditions such as the competitive environment, (6) regulatory matters and risks, (7) legislative developments, (8) changes in tax and other laws and the effect of changes in general economic conditions, (9) the risk that a condition to closing of the proposed transactions may not be satisfied, and (10) other risks to consummation of the proposed transactions, including the risk that the proposed transactions will not be consummated within the expected time period.

    Many of the factors that will determine the outcome of the subject matter of this press release are beyond Emmis' ability to control or predict. Emmis undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law. Additional information regarding these risk factors and uncertainties is detailed from time to time in Emmis' filings with the SEC, including but not limited to its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended February 28, 2010 and Preliminary Proxy Statement/Offer to Exchange filed with the SEC on May 27, 2010. These filings are also available for viewing on Emmis' website. To access this information on Emmis' website, please visit http://www.emmis.com/ and click on "Investors", "SEC Filings".

    Media Contact: Kate Snedeker

    317-258-3748

    JS Acquisition, Inc.

    CONTACT: Kate Snedeker, +1-317-258-3748

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




    Northern Trust Corporation to Webcast Second Quarter 2010 Earnings Conference Call

    CHICAGO, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northern Trust Corporation announced today that it will webcast its second quarter 2010 earnings conference call live on Wednesday, July 21, 2010. The webcast will be accessible on Northern Trust's web site: http://www.northerntrust.com/financialreleases.

    The call will be conducted at 11 a.m. CT, following the release that morning of Northern Trust's second quarter 2010 earnings press release. A replay will be available beginning at approximately 3 p.m. on July 21, 2010, until 5 p.m. on July 28, 2010.

    Participants will need Windows Media software, which may be downloaded free at Northern Trust's web site. Northern Trust's second quarter 2010 earnings press release also will be made available at the above web address.

    About Northern Trust

    Northern Trust Corporation is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a financial holding company based in Chicago, has offices in 18 U.S. states and 16 international locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of March 31, 2010, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$3.7 trillion, and assets under investment management of US$647.3 billion. For 120 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit http://www.northerntrust.com/.

    Northern Trust Corporation

    CONTACT: Investors, Bev Fleming, +1-312-444-7811; or Media, Doug Holt,
    +1-312-557-1571, both for Northern Trust Corporation

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




    Supermicro Launches AMD Socket C32 Server SolutionsNew Platinum Level 1U/2U Twin(TM) and Short-Depth 1U Servers Optimized for Volume 1P and Value 2P Markets

    SAN JOSE, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. , industry leader in server technology innovation and green computing, today launched its first wave of servers optimized for the new Socket C32 AMD Opteron(TM) 4100 Series processors (formerly code-named "Lisbon"). This launch includes Supermicro's new 1U Twin and 2U Twin2 systems with two dual-processor (DP) computing nodes per 1U sharing 920-watt Platinum-certified (94%+ efficiency) Supermicro power supplies and a new short-depth, cost-effective, single-processor 1U server with a Gold Level efficiency power supply.

    "The low energy draw of these new servers, which can be loaded with 35-watt six-core Opteron CPUs that consume only 5.8 watts per core, makes them ideal solutions for data centers and IT departments that want to minimize their power budgets," said Charles Liang, president and CEO of Supermicro. "Our Twin system architecture and unique resource-sharing designs enable Supermicro systems to deliver exceptional performance-per-watt and performance-per-dollar, and that is further enhanced with the new generation Socket C32 AMD Opteron(TM) processors. These new 2U Twin2 systems feature four DP server nodes in 2U and optional 40Gb/s QDR InfiniBand connectivity."

    "Supermicro is supplying the channel with innovative solutions that are designed to deliver the performance-per-watt that customers demand for their environments," said Patrick Patla, vice president and general manager, Server and Embedded Divisions, AMD . "The AMD Opteron(TM) 4000 Series platform delivers 4 and 6 core performance at less than six watts per core, making these servers ideal for low-power servers driving cloud solutions, embedded solutions, and IT infrastructure."

    The short-depth 1012C-MRF server is powered by the Supermicro H8SCM-F single-processor serverboard. With a depth of just 14.5", this cost-effective server features one PCI-E 2.0 slot, two internal SATA drive bays, two GbE ports and one dedicated LAN port for IPMI 2.0 remote system management. Featuring a 350-watt Gold Level (93%+) Supermicro power supply, the compact 1012C-MRF offers maximum power savings and value.

    The 2022TC-BIBQRF/BTRF and 1022TC-IBQF/TF are based on Supermicro's award-winning Twin system architecture, which enables two dual-processor (DP) server nodes per 1U. Each node features 12 DIMMs to support up to 128GB DDR3 memory, a PCI-E 2.0 x16 expansion slot, dual GbE ports and one dedicated LAN port for IPMI 2.0 remote system management, and two 3.5" hot-swap SATA drive bays. The multiple DP nodes share the 920-watt Platinum Level (94%+) Supermicro power supplies to provide the ultimate in system power efficiency and energy savings. While the 2022TC-BTRF and 1022TC-TF are cost-optimized solutions, the 2022TC-BIBQRF and 1022TC-IBQF provide onboard 40Gb/s QDR InfiniBand ports for high-speed connectivity.

    The same series of AMD processors are supported by these Supermicro UP and DP servers. This provides customers with the unprecedented flexibility to move processors between platforms as their needs change over time. The AMD Opteron(TM) 4000 Series platform (formerly code-named "San Marino") features the world's lowest power-per-core server processor(1) and delivers exceptional value for the volume 1P and value 2P market segments.

    For more detailed information on Supermicro's entire line-up of C32 socket solutions, please visit http://www.supermicro.com/C32/.

    About Super Micro Computer, Inc.

    Supermicro, the leader in server technology innovation and green computing, provides customers around the world with application-optimized server, workstation, blade, storage and GPU systems. Based on its advanced Server Building Block Solutions, Supermicro offers the most optimized selection for IT, datacenter and HPC deployments. The company's system architecture innovations include the Twin server, double-sided storage and SuperBlade® product families. Offering the most comprehensive product lines in the industry, Supermicro provides businesses of all sizes with energy-efficient, earth-friendly solutions that deliver unmatched performance and value. Founded in 1993, Supermicro is headquartered in Silicon Valley with worldwide operations and manufacturing centers in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.supermicro.com.

    SMCI-F

    Supermicro, SuperBlade and Server Building Block Solutions are registered trademarks and 1U Twin and Double-Sided Storage are trademarks of Super Micro Computer, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    (1) As of June 8, 2010, AMD Opteron(TM) processor Models 4162 EE and 4164 EE have the lowest known power per core of any server processor, at 5.83W (35W/6 = 5.83W/core).

    Super Micro Computer, Inc.

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

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




    Certara Removes All Uncertainty Regarding Proposal to Acquire Symyx Technologies

    ST. LOUIS, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Certara today delivered to the Board of Directors of Symyx Technologies, Inc. a revised offer to acquire Symyx for $5.75 per share in cash. The revised offer:

    -- is irrevocable, effective immediately; -- empowers the Symyx Board of Directors to accept the offer and legally bind Certara once the Accelrys merger has been terminated; -- is contained in a signed merger agreement; and -- is guaranteed by Vector Capital.

    "Our revised all-cash premium bid is rock solid and addresses all of the Symyx Board's stated concerns regarding certainty of closure under our prior proposal," said Jim Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer of Certara.

    ***

    The text of the letter sent by Certara to the Board of Directors of Symyx Technologies, Inc. on June 23, 2010 is included below:

    June 23, 2010 To the Board of Directors of Symyx Technologies, Inc. Gentlemen,

    We reviewed your description of our most recent proposal and your reasons for rejecting it reflected in your disclosures to your stockholders on June 21, 2010. Our June 17 proposal was carefully crafted to provide assurance to you regarding certainty of closure and to provide superior value to Symyx stockholders. While we respectfully disagree with your comments regarding value, we regret that we left any room for concern regarding certainty of closure.

    In the interest of erasing any such concern, I am happy to transmit to you today a revised proposal that should remove any doubt in the minds of you or the Symyx stockholders that our proposal provides certainty of closure. Specifically:

    -- Our offer to enter into the enclosed merger agreement is irrevocable, effective immediately. -- Provided you recommend that Symyx stockholders vote AGAINST the Accelrys merger, your ability to accept our offer will be effective for 24 hours beginning on the earlier of: -- Accelrys' termination of the Accelrys merger agreement due to your recommendation change; and -- the rejection of the Accelrys merger agreement by the Symyx stockholders at which point you can terminate the agreement. -- To make this offer binding, we enclose a signed merger agreement and signed guarantee of our obligations in your favor from Vector Capital.

    Once the Accelrys merger agreement is terminated as described above, you need only countersign and return the enclosed merger agreement, and we will be under binding contract. By making the offer irrevocable in this manner, we have addressed each of the comments regarding certainty that you made in your disclosures.

    Our revised offer represents a substantial premium to the implied value of the Accelrys merger. We believe that the continued trading of Symyx stock at a premium to the implied value of the Accelrys merger clearly demonstrates that your stockholders prefer our all-cash deal. Furthermore, as noted in my June 17 letter and evidenced by the enclosed agreement, our offer is not subject to any financing condition and we stand ready to deliver the superior cash value to your stockholders.

    By contrast, the ability of Symyx stockholders to realize value for their shares in the Accelrys transaction is subject to substantial uncertainty. Realization of value by Symyx shareholders in excess of our proposed cash premium under the Accelrys proposal will be dependent upon the combined company's ability to successfully navigate the complex tasks involved in operational integration while at the same time attempting to execute on the company's business plan. Any unforeseen adverse developments in the combined company's business or the markets in which it would compete, or any totally unrelated downturn in the financial markets would pose substantial obstacles to realization of value in excess of the price we are offering.

    Based on these considerations and the inquiries we have received from Symyx stockholders to date, we are confident that your stockholders will enthusiastically support our revised offer. We urge you, in the exercise of your fiduciary obligations, to endorse our proposal, recommend against the Accelrys transaction and thereby offer your stockholders the opportunity to realize the superior value we stand ready to deliver.

    Best regards, CERTARA CORPORATION Jim Hopkins CEO, Authorized Signatory Contact: Carol Roos 415-671-7676 croos@brunswickgroup.com

    Certara

    CONTACT: Carol Roos, +1-415-671-7676, croos@brunswickgroup.com




    Destiny Media Files Motion for Costs in Lawsuit Win

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Destiny Media Technologies (BULLETIN BOARD: DSNY) announced today that it filed a motion seeking costs in the recent US patent litigation win against Yangaroo Inc. (YOO-TSX, YOOIF-Pinksheets).

    On June 7, 2010, the Honorable William C. Griesbach ruled in Destiny's favor. Destiny believes that even though Yangaroo knew their argument had no legal merit, they filed claim for other business purposes, forcing Destiny to spend time and money on a case that Yangaroo management knew it would ultimately lose.

    Frivolous lawsuits are those brought to a court with a lack of supporting legal argument. These cases are filed by a party or an attorney who knows that there is little factual basis for the claims or who has done little due diligence to support the legal argument. This type of lawsuit is considered a large waste of time and money, as well as judicial resources.

    According to company CEO, Steve Vestergaard, "Companies and attorneys who file baseless claims should be held accountable for their actions and we will be seeking reimbursement for our reasonable legal and other costs as are available under Wisconsin law."

    About Destiny Media Technologies

    Destiny Media (http://www.dsny.com/) is the developer of the Play MPE® system (http://www.plaympe.com/) which the recording industry uses to securely distribute new pre-release music through the internet to trusted recipients such as radio, media and VIP's. Real time usage statistics are available at http://www.plaympe.com/v4/company/plaympestats.php

    Company Contact: Steve Vestergaard, CEO Destiny Media Technologies, Inc. 604 609 7736 x222 steve@dsny.com

    Safe Harbor Statement: "Safe Harbor" statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, the impact of competitive products and pricing, product demand and market acceptance, new product development, reliance on key strategic alliances, availability of raw materials, the regulatory environment, fluctuations in operating results and other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Destiny Media Technologies

    CONTACT: Steve Vestergaard, CEO, Destiny Media Technologies, Inc.,
    +1-604-609-7736, ext. 222, steve@dsny.com

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




    39% of American Public Tuning Out of Social Networks Due to Incivility, According to New Weber Shandwick Survey

    NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In a new poll released today by Weber Shandwick in partnership with Powell Tate and KRC Research, nearly one-third (34%) of the American public report that they are "tuning out" of social networking sites, with 39% of them attributing their tune-out to rude discourse and behavior. The online survey was conducted in April and asked more than 1,000 Americans how civility affects people's views of and participation in social media, politics, media and buying behaviors.

    "We prefer to communicate through social networks the same way we do in everyday social settings. We tend to congregate around shared interests. We want to know who we're talking to. And if there is a difference of opinion, we expect respectful dialogue. If not we tune out," said Weber Shandwick's President of Digital Communications Chris Perry. "This reality should be top of mind as companies and institutions increasingly operate in social media. It's a personal medium. Same rules of shared interest, transparency and respectful discourse apply."

    Here are some of the ways that incivility is causing Americans to tune out online:

    -- 45% have defriended or blocked someone online because of uncivil comments or behavior -- 38% stopped visiting an online site because of its incivility -- 25% dropped out of a fan club or online community because it had become uncivil

    Even though discourteous behavior has caused people to tune out of social networks, incivility is less of a deterrent in that regard than in government and politics, opinion pieces and editorials, and news coverage for Americans.

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    The survey asked Americans to rate the civility of 18 aspects of daily life. The public rated blogs more uncivil than social networking sites and Twitter (51% vs. 43% vs. 35%, respectively). Despite one-half of the public citing the presence of incivility in blogs, this figure pales next to the much larger 72% who view the political world and government as uncivil - the highest percentage recorded in the poll.

    Leslie Gaines-Ross, Weber Shandwick's chief reputation strategist and online reputation expert, said: "Let's face it. Incivility can be found everywhere today. Blogs, in particular, are mostly open terrain -- practically anyone can comment to a post, often anonymously. On the other hand, social networks, such as Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn and Twitter, are usually tighter communities with little anonymity and greater accountability for who is speaking."

    The survey revealed that there is a high cost to rudeness and inconsiderate behavior. A full three-quarters (75%) of Americans believe that companies that are uncivil should be boycotted. Based on personal experiences of incivility, one-half or more of Americans have refrained from buying a company's products (56%), reevaluated their opinions of a company (55%) or advised friends and family against purchasing their products (49%).

    Perry adds, "The fact that three out of four Americans think that companies should be shunned for incivility has tremendous implications for online purchasing behavior and building online advocates. Among the ways companies can succeed online is to build safe and comfortable communities from the ground up. They need to communicate using the 'voice of the community,' engage in civil conversation with both naysayers and yea-sayers, and have a clear identity since anonymity breeds incivility."

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    "In today's society, behavior is critical in setting an example but so is how behavior is communicated. Tone matters as much as what is being said," remarked Gaines-Ross.

    For more information on how to communicate in ways that keep consumers and other audiences buying your products and hearing your messages, please visit Weber Shandwick at http://www.webershandwick.com/ or download the executive summary here: http://tinyurl.com/2c5yh3c.

    About Powell Tate

    Powell Tate is a leading strategic communications and bipartisan public affairs firm. Located in Washington, D.C., the firm specializes in public affairs; public education; reputation and crisis management; media relations; creative and interactive services; and research and advertising. The firm is a division of Weber Shandwick.

    KRC Research

    KRC Research is a full-service market and opinion research firm that specializes in research to support public relations and marketing communications. We conduct surveys, focus groups, and interviews around the globe to generate insights, test ideas, develop messages, track awareness, and measure success. We also conduct research to attract attention--generating headlines and establishing our clients as thought leaders. Fully integrated with Weber Shandwick, KRC Research offers the quality and custom service of a small firm along with the reach of a global organization. For over 30 years, we have worked on behalf of corporations, governments, not-for-profits and the communications firms that represent them.

    About Weber Shandwick

    Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 76 countries around the world. The firm's success is built on its deep commitment to client service, our people, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of Advocates - engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation. Weber Shandwick provides strategy and execution across practices such as consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate and crisis management. Its specialized services include digital/social media, advocacy advertising, market research, and corporate responsibility. In 2010, Weber Shandwick was named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report for the second year in a row; an 'Agency of the Decade' by Advertising Age, Large PR Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter, and Top Corporate Responsibility Advisory Firm by CR Magazine. The firm has also won numerous 'best place to work' awards around the world including "Best Multinational Firm to Work For in EMEA" by The Holmes Report and a "Top Place to Work in PR" by PR News. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group . For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com/.

    Contact(s) Jennifer Norton Rachel Hoey Company Weber Shandwick Weber Shandwick Phone 212-445-8314 212-445-8171 Email jnorton@webershandwick.com rhoey@webershandwick.com

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    CONTACT: Jennifer Norton, +1-212-445-8314, jnorton@webershandwick.com,
    or Rachel Hoey, +1-212-445-8171, rhoey@webershandwick.com, both of Weber
    Shandwick

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




    OXIS International, Inc. Announces the Appointment of Dr. Okezie Aruoma as President of Its Scientific Advisory Board

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OXIS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (BULLETIN BOARD: OXIS, Paris: OXI) , announced today the appointment of Dr. Okezie Aruoma as President of its Scientific Advisory Board.

    Dr. Aruoma is considered to be the World's foremost leading researcher and authority on L-Ergothioneine (ERGO). Dr. Aruoma believes L-Ergothioneine to be the most profound and powerful antioxidant known to science with numerous use applications ranging from the treatment of inflation to combating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. He has over 21 years of experience in oxidative stress mechanisms and antioxidant pharmacology. His familiarity with human nutrition and the effects of antioxidants goes hand in hand with Oxis' primary goal of developing and marketing the highest quality products available to combat and counter-act effects of oxidative stress. His understanding of DNA and free radical science will serve an important function in Oxis' product development which includes products targeted at heart health, brain health, and resistance against diseases, anti-aging, skin care, inflammation (arthritis, joint pain), liver detoxification and blood sugar regulation.

    Dr. Aruoma's expertise covers food and pharmaceutical safety and regulation, drug delivery based on stem cell biology and pharmaceutical agents which lend potential in providing early diagnostic and preventative treatment for acute diseases with inflammation.

    Dr. Aruoma has published ten books, some of which include Molecular Biology of Free Radicals in Human Diseases, DNA & Free Radicals: Techniques, Mechanisms and Applications and Free Radicals in Tropical Diseases. His lecture on "Food Antioxidants and International Health" earned him the Third Goodman Fielder Orator award. He has published over 150 related papers on the effects of free radicals.

    Dr. Aruoma is the current Executive Chairman for the Society for Free Radical Research-Africa. He is the Chair of the Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics Focus Group of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists. He previously served as the first Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences.

    Dr. Aruoma earned a PhD in Medical Biochemistry from the University of London and his Master's in Biopharmacy from Chelsea College, London. He was also awarded an MBA in Business administration from the University of Warwick.

    Dr. Aruoma is currently a Professor of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences at the Touro College of Pharmacy in New York.

    Correction:

    Sandep Rahi has joined Oxis International as an independent advisor to Oxis. His role will include the task of development of the company's sales and marketing strategy.

    About OXIS International, Inc.

    OXIS International, Inc. develops technologies and products to research, diagnose, treat and prevent diseases of oxidative stress/inflammation associated with damage from free radical and reactive oxygen species (ROS). The company holds the rights to several therapeutic classes of compounds in the area of oxidative stress, and has focused commercialization programs that include SOD (superoxide dismutase), MPO (myeloperoxidase), GPx (glutathione peroxidase), as well as a highly potent antioxidant, Ergothioneine, that may be sold over-the-counter (OTC) as a dietary supplement.

    Forward-Looking Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve numerous risks and uncertainties. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including those set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    http://www.oxis.com/

    OXIS International, Inc.

    CONTACT: Kurt Benjamin, Investor Relations of OXIS International, Inc.,
    +1-424-248-2314

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




    Deyu Agriculture Strengthens Management Team with New CFO and Other Key Hires

    JINZHONG, China, June 23 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Deyu Agriculture Corp. (BULLETIN BOARD: ECBI) ("Deyu Agriculture" or the "Company"), an emerging producer, processor, marketer and distributor of agricultural products based in Shanxi Province, today announced that effective June 18, 2010, the Company has hired Mr. David Lethem as Chief Financial Officer. Additionally, the Company appointed Mr. Weijun Tian as its President and Executive Director and Mr. Jianbin Zhou as its Chief Operating Officer. The Company also appointed Mr. Junde Zhang as Vice President of its Grains Division, Mr. Yongqing Ren as Vice President of its Corn Division, and Mr. Li Ren as Vice President of its Brand Operations.

    Mr. David Lethem is an internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance expert with over 25 years of auditing, accounting, finance, and operations management experience. Since November 2007, Mr. Lethem served as President at Audit Management Solutions, Inc. Before that, he served as Director of Internal Audit at NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia. Previously, Mr. Lethem was Internal Audit Manager at Source Interlink Company, where he implemented internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Mr. Lethem graduated from the University of Dubuque with a B.A. degree in 1981 and the California Coast University with an MBA degree in 2007. He is also a certified internal auditor.

    "We are pleased to build a professional and dedicated management team with the addition of these professionals. We believe their solid backgrounds and valuable experience will greatly benefit the Company and its shareholders," said Mr. Jianming Hao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deyu Agriculture. "We look forward to working with our strong new management team to guide the future growth of our Company, especially at a time when we are looking to expand our grain business."

    Mr. Wenjun Tian has over 10 years of experience in corporate management with a strong focus on investment in agricultural businesses. Prior to joining the Company, he served as Chairman of Dongsheng International Investment Inc. Before that, Mr. Tian was Chairman of Shanxi Dongsheng Auction Co., Ltd. He has also served as a director of Detian Yu Biotechnology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. ("Detian Yu"), one of the Company's subsidiaries, since December 2009. Mr. Tian is the holder of an undergraduate degree.

    Mr. Zhou is a seasoned executive with over 20 years of experience in business operations. Before joining Deyu Agriculture, Mr. Zhou was Vice President of Dongsheng International (Beijing) Investment Co., Ltd. Before that, he was the General Manager of Antai Global (Beijing) Risk Management Co., Ltd. and General Manager of Beijing Kangqiaoshidai Education Development Co., Ltd. Zhou is the holder of an undergraduate degree.

    Mr. Junde Zhang has over 10 years of experience in grain breeding, cultivation, processing, marketing and management. Since April 2004, Mr. Zhang has been Production Director and General Manager of the Company's Cereal Crops Division. As a successful entrepreneur, he was appointed a member of the Yuci People's Congress and awarded the honorable title of Industrial Restructuring Leader by the Yuci Municipal Government. Zhang is the holder of an undergraduate degree.

    Mr. Yongqing Ren has substantial experience in corn cultivation, breeding, processing, marketing and management. Mr. Ren has been Vice President and General Manager of the Company's Corn Division since April 2004. He was conferred the honorable title of Industrial Restructuring Leader for two consecutive years and the prize of Top-Ten Youth Career Development Contributor by the Yuci Municipal Government. Ren is the holder of an undergraduate degree.

    Mr. Li Ren joins Deyu Agriculture as Vice President in charge of brand operations. Mr. Ren is a renowned branding expert in China's consumer goods industry and one of the few experts in developing local Chinese brands. He is an expert in brand core concept refining, brand structure systemization, brand strategic planning and brand integration and marketing communication. Most recently, Mr. Ren was an independent branding consultant, and before that, he served as Vice President at Hebei Zhongwang Group and he successfully established Beijing Wu Gu Dao Chang Company. In his early years, Mr. Ren served as Director of Marketing, Administration and Human Resources with Hebei Hualong Group. Mr. Ren is the holder of an undergraduate degree.

    About Deyu Agriculture Corp.

    Deyu Agriculture Corp. ("Deyu Agriculture" or the "Company") is an emerging organic and non-organic agricultural products producer and distributor in Shanxi Province of the People's Republic of China engaged in procuring, processing, marketing and distributing various grain and corn products. Deyu Agriculture maintains a large base in Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province for breeding, cultivating, processing and warehousing, and focuses on processing and distributing grain and corn products.

    For more information, contact CCG Investor Relations directly or go to Deyu Agriculture's website at http://www.china-deyu.com/ .

    Safe Harbor Statements

    This press release contains forward-looking statements made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward looking statements are based upon the current plans, estimates and projections of Deyu Agriculture's management and are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from the forward looking statements. Such statements include, among others, those concerning market and industry segment growth and demand and acceptance of new and existing products; any projections of sales, earnings, revenue, margins or other financial items; any statements of the plans, strategies and objectives of management for future operations; any statements regarding future economic conditions or performance; uncertainties related to conducting business in China, as well as all assumptions, expectations, predictions, intentions or beliefs about future events. Therefore, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements: business conditions in China, general economic conditions; geopolitical events and regulatory changes, availability of capital, changes in the agricultural industry, the Company's ability to maintain its competitive position as well as other relevant risks, including but not limited to risks outlined in the Company's periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Deyu Agriculture does not assume any obligation to update the information contained in this press release.

    For more information, please contact: Company Contact: David Lethem, Chief Financial Officer Tel: +1-239-940-8889 Email: dslethem@gmail.com Web Site: http://www.china-deyu.com/ Investor Relations Contact: John Harmon, Senior Account Manager CCG Investor Relations Tel: +1-646-833-3424 Email: john.harmon@ccgir.com Web Site: http://www.ccgir.com/

    Deyu Agriculture Corp.

    CONTACT: Company Contact: David Lethem, Chief Financial Officer at
    +1-239-940-8889 or dslethem@gmail.com; Investor Relations Contact: John Harmon,
    Senior Account Manager, CCG Investor Relations at +1-646-833-3424 or
    john.harmon@ccgir.com

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    AGR Contract Revenue Reaches $3.75 Million for Next Fiscal Year

    AUSTIN, TX, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AGR Tools, Inc. (OTCBB-AGRT) through it's wholly owned subsidiary, AGR Stone & Tools USA, Inc. ("AGR USA"), is pleased to announce that it has accumulated over $3,750,000 worth of dealership sales contracts for the coming fiscal year. It has reached this milestone by aggressively expanding its dealership network, adding an average of two new stocking dealers per month. AGR currently has dealers covering over 30 territories in the United States and Canada.

    "We are pleased that new dealership contracts are continuing to come in and generate new revenue," stated Rock Rutherford, President and CEO of both AGR and AGR USA. "These contracts represent the minimum sales that each dealership must generate and do not reflect additional sales. Some of our dealers are expected to generate double, even triple their minimum sales requirements."

    About AGR Tools, Inc. ---------------------

    AGR Tools, Inc. is a public company with its common stock quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol AGRT and the Berlin and Stuttgart Stock Exchanges under the symbol LVSA.

    About AGR Stone & Tools USA, Inc. ---------------------------------

    AGR Stone & Tools USA, Inc. is a contract manufacturer and distributor of tools and accessories to the construction, building maintenance and demolition industries in the United States and Canada. It supplies more than 700 products through its stocking dealership network and web-site. The products include diamond based tools and adhesives and it specializes in producing consumable tools for the natural stone, engineered stone, concrete and masonry industries. Its goal is to provide its clients with superior quality products, excellent customer service and the most competitive prices in the diamond tool industry. The company has conducted extensive research and testing of its products, and uses the latest technologies to assure it is at the forefront of the diamond tool industry.

    More information on AGR Stone & Tools USA, Inc. can be found at: http://www.agrtools.com/

    Forward-Looking Statements: ---------------------------

    Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements and are subject to risks and uncertainties. See AGR Tools, Inc.'s filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission which may identify specific factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

    AGR Tools Inc.

    CONTACT: North America, Wingrave Corporate Services, Toll Free: (877)
    777-4070, ir@agrtools.com; Europe, AMF Services, Email: amfs@shaw.ca




    Bion Announces Filing Amended Permit Application for Kreider Farms Phase 1

    NEW YORK, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: BNET) announced today that, as a result of extended negotiations with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP), it has filed a demonstration project permit application with the PA DEP for Phase 1 of its Kreider Farms project.

    Bion's management believes that the demonstration permit will enable Bion to proceed with the project as a 'design / build' project without further costly delays prior to receipt of the full Water Quality Management Permit from the DEP. The criteria for determining the success of the project under a demonstration project permit will be based on verification of the actual reductions of nitrogen across the system. When the Kreider Farms system has demonstrated these reductions, Bion will file for the full Water Quality Management Permit utilizing its verified data and the 'as built' engineering drawings.

    About Bion: Bion Environmental Technologies has provided environmental treatment solutions to the agriculture and livestock industry since 1990. Bion's patented next-generation technology provides a unique comprehensive treatment of livestock waste that achieves substantial reductions in nitrogen and phosphorus, ammonia, greenhouse and other gases, and pathogens. Bion's process simultaneously recovers cellulosic biomass from the waste stream to produce renewable energy. For more information, see Bion's website: http://www.biontech.com/.

    This material includes forward-looking statements based on management's current reasonable business expectations. In this document, the word 'expect', 'will', 'proposed' and similar expressions identify certain forward-looking statements. These statements are made in reliance on the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, Section 27A of the Securities act of 1933, as amended. There are numerous risks and uncertainties that could result in actual results differing materially from expected outcomes.

    Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Mark A. Smith, President, +1-719-256-5329, mas@biontech.com, or
    Craig Scott, Vice President-Capital Markets/IR, +1-303-843-6191 direct,
    cscott@biontech.com

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




    Anthera Enrolls First Patients in Pivotal Varespladib Phase 3 Clinical Study

    HAYWARD, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. , a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation and autoimmune disorders, today announced patient enrollment has commenced in the Company's pivotal VISTA-16 (Vascular Inflammation Suppression to Treat Acute Coronary Syndrome for 16 Weeks) Phase 3 clinical study of varespladib (A-002). High-risk patients are defined as those who have additional disease characteristics that increase their likelihood of experiencing another coronary event; these characteristics include a history of previous cardiovascular disease, age, diabetes, or metabolic syndrome.

    "Current best practice to slow coronary artery disease (CAD) progression and reduce the risk of a subsequent cardiovascular event is directed at the treatment of individual cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol or clotting. The VISTA-16 study with varespladib is designed to validate the hypothesis that reduction of inflammation, particularly following an ACS, leads to improved outcomes in patients with cardiovascular disease. The enrollment of patients in VISTA-16 is an important milestone for the development of varespladib," stated Colin Hislop, M.D., Anthera's Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. "I am particularly pleased that we are enrolling patients in both the United States and Europe as part of our initial roll out of the study. We look forward to the first DSMB review after 1000 patients have been randomized and treated."

    "We have made major advances in treating patients with heart disease in terms of lowering blood pressure and improving lipid profiles, but there remains a substantial risk of clinical events," said Stephen Nicholls, M.D., Ph.D., Cardiovascular Director, Cleveland Clinic Coordinating Center for Clinical Research (C5 Research), who is leading the study. "We are excited to be conducting a trial that examines inflammation, especially in terms of trying to develop a therapy that specifically reduces inflammation within the plaque."

    VISTA-16 is a multinational, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 3 clinical study which will enroll up to 6,500 high-risk ACS patients in up to 15 countries at up to 500 centers. Enrollment in VISTA-16 will be stopped after a minimum of 395 primary endpoint events have occurred. High-risk patients are defined as having risk factors that place the patient at a higher risk of experiencing a secondary coronary event, such as previous cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or metabolic syndrome. Within 96 hours of experiencing primary ACS, patients are treated with varespladib or placebo once-daily in combination with a physician-controlled dose of atorvastatin for 16 weeks - the period of highest risk for patients to experience a secondary cardiovascular event. As per a Special Protocol Assessment agreement with the US FDA, the primary endpoint of the VISTA-16 study is a reduction in major adverse coronary events (MACE) defined by recent FDA draft guidance to include cardiovascular death, non-fatal myocardial infarction, non-fatal stroke or documented unstable angina with objective evidence of ischemia requiring hospitalization.

    About Varespladib and sPLA2

    Anthera Pharmaceuticals' varespladib is a potent and highly selective inhibitor of the proinflammatory enzyme secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2). Elevated levels of sPLA2 have been implicated in a variety of acute inflammatory conditions, including ACS and acute chest syndrome, as well as chronic diseases, such as stable coronary artery disease (CAD). In Anthera's FRANCIS clinical study in ACS patients, varespladib demonstrated marked improvements in independent markers of cardiovascular risk including C-reactive protein, IL-6, LDL-C and varespladib's target enzyme, sPLA2. Recent analysis of data from diabetic patients in Anthera's Phase 2 FRANCIS study demonstrated treatment with varespladib was associated with early and statistically significant reductions in these prognostic inflammatory markers of cardiovascular risk. In February, the Company received a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the VISTA-16 Phase 3 study of varespladib in high-risk ACS patients.

    About Anthera Pharmaceuticals

    Anthera Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation, including cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases. Anthera has one Phase 3 clinical program, A-002, and two Phase 2 clinical programs, A-623 and A-001. A-002 and A-001 inhibit a novel enzyme target known as secretory phospholipase A2 (sPLA2). Elevated levels of sPLA2 have been implicated in a variety of acute inflammatory conditions, including acute coronary syndrome and acute chest syndrome, as well as chronic diseases such as stable coronary artery disease (CAD). Anthera's Phase 2 product candidate, A-623, targets elevated levels of B-lymphocyte stimulator (BLyS), which has been associated with a variety of B-cell mediated autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, or lupus. For more information, please visit http://www.anthera.com/.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    Any statements contained in this press release that refer to future events or other non-historical matters are forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the anticipated initiation of Anthera's clinical studies, anticipated duration and expected results of these studies, and the progression of Anthera's products through future stages of clinical development. These forward-looking statements are based on Anthera's expectations as of the date of this press release and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially as set forth in the Company's public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Anthera's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2010. Anthera disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

    CONTACT: Juliane Snowden of Burns McClellan, Inc., jsnowden@burnsmc.com or 212.213.0006.

    Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    CONTACT: Juliane Snowden of Burns McClellan, Inc., +1-212-213-0006,
    jsnowden@burnsmc.com, for Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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




    Microsoft Announces 2010 Partner of the Year Awards Finalists and WinnersAwards recognize partners' innovative use of Microsoft technology to exceed customer expectations and solve business problems.

    REDMOND, Wash., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. today announced the winners and finalists of its 2010 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. The annual awards honor Microsoft Registered, Certified and Gold Certified partners for delivering exemplary solutions for their customers during the past year. Award winners and finalists were chosen from nominations from around the world. Winners and finalists will be recognized at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2010, the company's premier annual event for industry partners, July 12-15 in Washington, D.C.

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    Nearly 3,000 entries were submitted by partners from more than 110 countries; the award finalists and winners were selected from a group of nominations based on their dedicated use of Microsoft technologies to provide solutions for their customers' needs.

    "Congratulations to the 2010 Partner Award finalists and winners for delivering such creative and superior Microsoft solutions and services," said Allison Watson, corporate vice president, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. "It's incredible to see the level of expertise our partners continue to exhibit as they create and deliver innovative solutions and services to grow their businesses, meet customer needs and drive down costs."

    Categories, winners and finalists appear below. A complete list including category descriptions is available at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/wpc.

    This year, Microsoft introduced, for the first time, the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year category. This award recognizes partners at the country level that have demonstrated business excellence and strong relationships delivering Microsoft solutions. The full list of Country Partners of the Year can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/events/wpc.

    Business Intelligence Partner of the Year -- Winner: Slalom Consulting, United States -- Finalist: GrupoMas, Costa Rica -- Finalist: 21C, United Kingdom Citizenship Partner of the Year -- Winner: Computacion Olidata, Chile -- Finalist: CTTC, Pakistan -- Finalist: Training Camp, United States Communications Sector Partner of the Year -- Winner: Tribold, United Kingdom -- Finalist: CUBECORE Co. Ltd., Korea -- Finalist: Techpath LLC, United States Core Infrastructure Solutions, Desktop Partner of the Year -- Winner: CMS Consulting Inc., Canada -- Finalist: Dimension Data, United Kingdom -- Finalist: ATEA, Denmark Core Infrastructure Solutions, Identity and Security Partner of the Year -- Winner: Certified Security Solutions Inc., United States -- Finalist: Oxford Computer Group, United Kingdom -- Finalist: Edgile Inc., United States Core Infrastructure Solutions, Server Platform Partner of the Year -- Winner: ALAN Company, Russia -- Finalist: Ensynch, United States -- Finalist: NetApp, United States Core Infrastructure Solutions, Systems Management Partner of the Year -- Winner: CDW Corporation, United States -- Finalist: Dimension Data, Australia -- Finalist: Veeam Software, United States Core Infrastructure Solutions, Virtualization Partner of the Year -- Winner: Avanade UK Ltd., United Kingdom -- Finalist: CDW Corporation, United States -- Finalist: NetApp, United States

    Custom Development Solutions, Application Infrastructure Development Partner of the Year

    -- Winner: daenet, Germany -- Finalist: Solidsoft Ltd., United Kingdom -- Finalist: Bennett Adelson, United States Custom Development Solutions, Smart Client Development Partner of the Year -- Winner: Asseco South Eastern Europe, Serbia -- Finalist: Agito, Slovenia -- Finalist: Avanade Inc., United States Custom Development Solutions, Web Development Partner of the Year -- Winner: Macaw, Netherlands -- Finalist: Codify, United Kingdom -- Finalist: Infusion, United States Data Management Solutions Partner of the Year -- Winner: Mareigua, Colombia -- Finalist: Otsuka Corp., Japan -- Finalist: EXECPLAN, Brazil Distribution Partner of the Year -- Winner: Express Data New Zealand Ltd., New Zealand -- Finalist: Tech Data GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany -- Finalist: D&H Distributing Co., United States Enterprise Partners of the Year -- Winner: Accenture and Avanade, United States -- Winner: Capgemini Group (Capgemini & Sogeti), United States -- Winner: Hewlett-Packard, United States Hosting Solutions Partner of the Year -- Winner: Outsourcery®, United Kingdom -- Finalist: Fasthosts Internet Ltd., United Kingdom -- Finalist: Fpweb.net, United States Information Worker Solutions, Collaboration Partner of the Year -- Winner: Slalom Consulting, United States -- Finalist: Neudesic LLC, United States -- Finalist: PTC, United States

    Information Worker Solutions, Communications and Collaboration Solution Partner of the Year

    -- Winner: Avanade Inc., United States -- Finalist: Preferred One Stop Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom -- Finalist: Aspect, United States

    Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Content Management Partner of the Year

    -- Winner: Content and Code, United Kingdom -- Finalist: Concept Interactive Inc., Canada -- Finalist: KnowledgeLake, United States

    Information Worker Solutions, Enterprise Project Management Partner of the Year

    -- Winner: UMT Consulting Group, United States -- Finalist: AccTech Systems Pty Ltd., South Africa -- Finalist: Pcubed, United States

    Information Worker Solutions, Office Business Application Partner of the Year

    -- Winner: Diamante Spa, Italy -- Finalist: Oconics Pty Ltd., Australia -- Finalist: Invensys Skelta, India Information Worker Solutions, Search Partner of the Year -- Winner: Hitachi Consulting, United States -- Finalist: IT-Dev sp. z o.o, Poland -- Finalist: B-S-S Business Software Solutions GmbH, Germany Information Worker Solutions, Visio Partner of the Year -- Winner: Global 360 Inc., United States -- Finalist: ProModel, United States -- Finalist: Visibility.biz, United States ISV/Software Solutions Innovation Partner of the Year -- Winner: 1E, United Kingdom -- Finalist: Omnivex Corp., Canada -- Finalist: AtHoc, United States ISV/Software Solutions Partner of the Year -- Winner: Jack Henry & Associates, United States -- Finalist: MyBiz.net, Malaysia -- Finalist: NewsGator® Technologies Inc., United States Large Account Reseller Partner of the Year -- Winner: CDW Corp., United States -- Finalist: Brasoftware Informatica, Brazil -- Finalist: SoftwareONE, United States Learning Solutions Impact Partner of the Year -- Winner: Academy of Networking Lanit & Microinform, Russia -- Finalist: Educacion y Tecnologias de Informacion, Colombia -- Finalist: Torque IT Computer Training, South Africa Learning Solutions Innovative Partner of the Year -- Winner: I.T. Intellect Training Solutions, South Africa -- Finalist: QA Ltd., United Kingdom Licensing Solutions, License Delivery Partner of the Year -- Winner: Bytes Software Services, United Kingdom -- Finalist: SoftwareOne Comercio e Servicos de Informatica Ltda, Brazil -- Finalist: Dell Inc., United States Microsoft Dynamics Distribution Partner of the Year -- Winner: HSO Nederland B.V., Netherlands -- Finalist: AND Project, Russia -- Finalist: Qurius, Spain Microsoft Dynamics Financial Services Partner of the Year -- Winner: VeriPark, Turkey -- Finalist: Computer Solutions & Software International Inc., United States -- Finalist: Travi@ta, Belgium Microsoft Dynamics Manufacturing Partner of the Year -- Winner: Fullscope, United States -- Finalist: eBECS, United Kingdom -- Finalist: mcaConnect LLC, United States Microsoft Dynamics Professional Services Partner of the Year -- Winner: Client Profiles, United States -- Finalist: proMX GmbH, Germany -- Finalist: Computer Generated Solutions Inc., United States Microsoft Dynamics Public Sector Partner of the Year -- Winner: CIBER UK, United Kingdom -- Finalist: CSG Ltd, Australia -- Finalist: INFOMA® Software Consulting GmbH, Germany Microsoft Dynamics Retail Partner of the Year -- Winner: Junction Solutions, United States -- Finalist: K3 Business Technology Group, United Kingdom -- Finalist: Ignify, United States Microsoft Dynamics AX Partner of the Year -- Winner: Eclipse Computing Pty Ltd., Australia -- Finalist: Fullscope, United States -- Finalist: I.B.I.S. Inc., United States Microsoft Dynamics CRM Partner of the Year -- Winner: Avanade Inc., United States -- Finalist: Customer Effective Inc., United States -- Finalist: Columbus IT Partner AS, Norway Microsoft Dynamics GP Partner of the Year -- Winner: Rock Solid Technologies Inc., Puerto Rico -- Finalist: InterDyn, United States -- Finalist: Rose Business Solutions Inc., United States Microsoft Dynamics NAV Partner of the Year -- Winner: Anglia Business Solutions, United Kingdom -- Finalist: Qurius UK Ltd., United Kingdom -- Finalist: Pleasant Valley Business Solutions, United States Microsoft Dynamics Point of Sale Partner of the Year -- Winner: New West Technologies Inc., United States -- Finalist: MS POS GmbH, Germany -- Finalist: Positive Technology.com, United States Microsoft Dynamics SL Partner of the Year -- Winner: Queue Associates Inc., United States -- Finalist: Gonzalez Cortina Glender Y CIA, Mexico -- Finalist: Synergy Business Solutions Inc, United States Microsoft Global ISV Cloud Partner of the Year -- Winner: Cumulux, United States -- Finalist: Fullarmor Corp., United States -- Finalist: Intuit Inc, United States Microsoft Global ISV Consumer Partner of the Year -- Winner: Intuit Inc., United States -- Finalist: CEWE COLOR AG & Co. OHG., Germany Microsoft Global ISV Industry Partner of the Year -- Winner: PTC, United States -- Finalist: Temenos, United Kingdom -- Finalist: OSISoft Inc., United States Microsoft Global ISV Infrastructure Partner of the Year -- Winner: Citrix Systems, Inc., United States -- Finalist: Commvault Systems Inc., United States -- Finalist: NetApp, United States Microsoft Global ISV Line of Business Partner of the Year -- Winner: Kronos, United States -- Finalist: OSISoft Inc., United States -- Finalist: TXT e-solutions, Italy Mobility Solutions Business Application Partner of the Year -- Winner: CWR Mobility BV, Netherlands -- Finalist: CDC, Ltd., Russia -- Finalist: Blink Systems, Brazil Mobility Solutions Consumer Application Partner of the Year -- Winner: SPB Software, Russia -- Finalist: Soti Inc., Canada -- Finalist: Kabel Sistemas de Informacion, Spain Mobility Solutions Partner of the Year -- Winner: Soti Inc., Canada -- Finalist: CDC, Ltd., Russia -- Finalist: PocketMobile AB, Sweden Notes Transition Partner of the Year -- Winner: CASAHL Technology Inc., United States -- Finalist: Binary Tree Inc., United States -- Finalist: Quest Software Inc., United States OEM Hardware Solutions, Device Manufacturing Partner of the Year -- Winner: YukYung Technologies, Ltd., Korea -- Finalist: Plantronics, United States -- Finalist: Jabra, United States OEM Hardware Solutions, System Building Partner of the Year -- Winner: Casper Bilgisayar Sistemleri A.S., Turkey -- Finalist: ARLT Computer Produkte GmbH, Germany -- Finalist: Micro-Star International Co. Ltd., Taiwan Online Services Partner of the Year -- Winner: Wortell, Netherlands -- Finalist: Kyoritsu Computer & Communication Co. Ltd, Japan -- Finalist: Clearway Technology Partners, United States Public Sector, Education Partner of the Year -- Winner: Gestar Tecnologia para Educacao, Brazil -- Finalist: K12 Enterprise, United States -- Finalist: Agilix Labs Inc., United States Public Sector, Government Partner of the Year -- Winner: Infusion, United States -- Finalist: Jaythom Pty Ltd, Australia -- Finalist: Axcentro GmbH, Germany Public Sector, Health Partner of the Year -- Winner: System C, United Kingdom -- Finalist: Eurodata Systems, United Kingdom -- Finalist: gloStream, United States Public Sector, Public Safety & National Security Partner of the Year -- Winner: Geodan, Netherlands -- Finalist: MIGESA, Mexico -- Finalist: E-Sponder LLC, United States Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year -- Winner: Harbor Computer Services, United States -- Finalist: Quadrasystems.net, India -- Finalist: NCI Technologies, United Kingdom SOA and Business Process Partner of the Year -- Winner: Expertime, France -- Finalist: QLogitek, Canada -- Finalist: Xterprise Inc., United States Software Asset Management Partner of the Year -- Winner: Concorde Solutions Ltd., United Kingdom -- Finalist: Softwaremanagement.org, Germany -- Finalist: Business Connexion, South Africa Software-plus-Services Partner of the Year -- Winner: Avalara Inc., United States -- Finalist: Infusion, United States -- Finalist: Neudesic LLC, United States

    Unified Communications Solutions, Instant Messaging/Presence/Conferencing/Voice Partner of the Year

    -- Winner: Enabling Technologies Corp., United States -- Finalist: Ensyst Pty Ltd., Australia -- Finalist: Eurodata Systems, United Kingdom Unified Communications Solutions, Messaging Partner of the Year -- Winner: Janalent, United States -- Finalist: EMC Corporation, United States -- Finalist: Enabling Technologies Corp., United States Windows Azure Platform Partner of the Year -- Winner: Lokad, France -- Finalist: Active Web Solutions Ltd., United Kingdom -- Finalist: Cumulux, United States About Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference

    Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference provides Microsoft's partner community with access to key marketing and business strategies, leadership, and information regarding specific customer solutions designed to help partners succeed in the marketplace. Along with informative learning opportunities covering sales, marketing, services and technology, the Worldwide Partner Conference is an ideal setting for partners to garner valuable knowledge from their peers and from Microsoft. More information can be found at http://www.digitalwpc.com/ and on the Partner Network home page at http://microsoftpartnernetwork.com/.

    About Microsoft

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

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    +1-503-443-7070, rrt@waggeneredstrom.com, for Microsoft Corp.

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




    Microsoft and NGOs Bring Educational Effort to Congress With Capitol Hill Family Game NightGet Game Smart program empowers parents with resources and information to use digital media and entertainment in ways that are safer, healthier and more balanced.

    WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Microsoft Corp. and Get Game Smart, in cooperation with several members of Congress, will host the first Capitol Hill Family Game Night tonight. Members of Congress, congressional staff members and their families will gather to learn helpful tips on managing their family's digital media use. Attendees will have the opportunity to demo Xbox 360 parental controls and play the latest family-friendly Xbox 360 titles such as "The Beatles: Rock Band," "Lips: Number One Hits" and "Forza Motorsport 3."

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    The event, held in cooperation with Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), Bobby Scott (D-Va.), John Shimkus (R-Ill.) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), is aimed at educating families on how to enjoy video games and online media in ways that are safer, healthier and more balanced. Attendees, who also will include members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington and their parents, will tour interactive stations, where they will have the opportunity to play the latest games while learning about establishing rules for what and how family members should play, watch and browse.

    "The Get Game Smart program is connecting families across the country with the tools and resources needed to teach their children how to use technology responsibly and more safely," said Fred Humphries, Managing Director U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft. "Tonight, we're bringing the program's tools and resources to our nation's lawmakers so they can not only use them with their own families but also share them with constituents in their home districts. We even plan to have a little fun while we're at it."

    "The very same computers that help our children study and literally place the world's knowledge at their fingertips can also open up a pathway to risky behavior," Wasserman Schultz said. "Instead of preventing our children from using the computer or the Internet, or criminalizing speech online that would be permissible on the playground, we must instead teach children how to be good cybercitizens."

    In addition to Xbox 360 games, Microsoft will demonstrate "Kodu," a visual programming language made specifically for creating games. "Kodu" is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone, with the goal of inspiring the next generation of game developers. The programming environment runs on the Xbox 360 console and PC platforms, allowing rapid design iteration using only a game controller for input.

    "Online gaming and social networking have revolutionized how we communicate with one another and how we entertain ourselves," Scott said. "However, we all can take steps to help ensure that our digital environment is safe for our children. This event will be an excellent opportunity to educate members of Congress, congressional staff and their families on how parents can be more engaged in, and better understand, the online gaming and social network activities of their children."

    "As the father to two teenagers, I know how concerned parents are about keeping their family safe online," Rogers said. "Parents are looking for every available safety technique to keep their children out of harm's way. That is why we are so interested in the new safety technology that is being developed by companies providing online games. The online experience for our children ought to be about having fun and learning how to use technology, not about dangers from criminals who would harm our families through online access."

    "I have long advocated for children's safety issues," Shimkus said. "Bringing parental involvement and industry together is vital in order to help protect children from inappropriate graphic violence and sexual situations. Games have moved well beyond 'Pong' and Atari from my youth, and we must ensure that all the necessary information is being provided to help parents and their children enjoy appropriate entertainment."

    More information is available at http://www.getgamesmart.com/. About Get Game Smart

    Get Game Smart is a public education program that gives families easy-to-use tools and resources for navigating the digital world in safer, healthier and more balanced ways. Microsoft has collaborated with child safety advocacy groups on this program since January 2009. For more about the program, visit GetGameSmart.com.

    About Microsoft

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

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    Media Advisory/Alert: Synopsys Demonstrates Interoperability of DesignWare IP for PCI Express 3.0 at PCI-SIG Developers Conference

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synopsys, Inc. , a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced they will be demonstrating multiple DesignWare® IP solutions for PCI Express® 3.0 at the 2010 PCI-SIG® Developers Conference in Santa Clara, California. The PCI-SIG DevCon is designed to help member companies develop and bring exciting new products utilizing the PCI Express interface to the market. Visit Synopsys at Booth #1 to see live demonstrations of the DesignWare IP for PCI Express 3.0 and learn more about the latest PCI Express 3.0 specification supporting 8 GT/s data rate.

    WHAT: 2010 PCI-SIG Developers Conference WHEN: June 23-24, 2010

    WHERE: Santa Clara Convention Center, 5001 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

    CONFERENCE AND EXHIBIT HOURS: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, for details visit: http://www.pcisig.com/events/devcon_10/agenda/

    DEMONSTRATION DESCRIPTIONS: -- Synopsys Booth #1: Synopsys DesignWare Digital IP for PCI Express 3.0 This demonstration incorporates the DesignWare IP for PCI Express 3.0 to create designs for a PCI Express 3.0 root complex and endpoint. These two designs are connected via a backplane and a logic analyzer is used to verify the PCI Express 3.0 traffic running at 8GT/s between the two devices. Synopsys' DesignWare Verification IP for PCI Express 3.0, Synopsys' VCS Verification Solution, and LeCroy's SimPASS PE Analysis Tool The demonstration utilizes the DesignWare Verification IP for PCI Express 3.0 to test a design with a PCI Express 3.0 interface. Using the simulation results from VCS(R), the LeCroy SimPASS PE analysis tool is used to display and analyze the PCI Express 3.0 traffic to eliminate potential flaws in the data and transaction packets from the I/O stream. This allows developers to more thoroughly test and debug the logic design prior to going to silicon. -- LeCroy Booth #2: LeCroy and Synopsys Showcase PCI Express 3.0 Interoperability Through a design-under-test (DUT) that uses the DesignWare IP for PCI Express 3.0, this demonstration utilizes the LeCroy's Summit T3-16 Protocol Analyzer, Summit Z3-16 Protocol Exerciser and the Summit Z3-16 Test Platform to test a PCI Express 3.0-based design for compliance to the current PCI Express 3.0 specification. -- Agilent Booth #8: Agilent and Synopsys Enable PCI Express 3.0 Ecosystem Based on a DUT that implements the DesignWare IP for PCI Express 3.0, this demonstration uses Agilent's complete test solution for PCI Express 3.0 and the Digital Test Console to check for compliance to the PCI Express 3.0 specification.

    For more information on Synopsys' DesignWare IP for PCI Express, visit: http://www.synopsys.com/IP/InterfaceIP/PCIExpress/Pages/default.aspx

    About DesignWare IP

    Synopsys is a leading provider of high-quality, silicon-proven interface and analog IP solutions for system-on-chip designs. Synopsys' broad IP portfolio delivers complete connectivity IP solutions consisting of controllers, PHY and verification IP for widely used protocols such as USB, PCI Express, DDR, SATA, HDMI and Ethernet. The analog IP family includes Analog-to-Digital Converters, Digital-to-Analog Converters, Audio Codecs, Video Analog Front Ends, Touch Screen Controllers and more. In addition, Synopsys offers SystemC transaction-level models to build virtual platforms for rapid, pre-silicon software development. With a robust IP development methodology, extensive investment in quality and comprehensive technical support, Synopsys enables designers to accelerate time-to-market and reduce integration risk. For more information on DesignWare IP, visit: http://www.synopsys.com/designware. Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/designware_ip.

    About Synopsys

    Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, software-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has more than 65 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com/.

    Synopsys and DesignWare are registered trademarks of Synopsys, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned in this release are the intellectual property of their respective owners.

    Editorial Contacts: Sheryl Gulizia Synopsys, Inc. 650-584-8635 sgulizia@synopsys.com Stephen Brennan MCA, Inc. 650-968-8900 x114 sbrennan@macpr.com

    Synopsys, Inc.

    CONTACT: Sheryl Gulizia of Synopsys, Inc., +1-650-584-8635,
    sgulizia@synopsys.com; or Stephen Brennan of MCA, Inc., +1-650-968-8900, ext.
    114, sbrennan@macpr.com, for Synopsys, Inc.

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

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