Supermicro Showcases Latest Innovations in Server Technology at CeBIT
New Double-Density TwinBlade(TM) Features 20 (28) DP Servers in 7U for 75% Space Savings with 94% Power Efficiency
HANNOVER, Germany, March 2 -- Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI), a global leader in application-optimized, high-performance server solutions, is showcasing the very latest innovations in server technology, including its breakthrough TwinBlade solution, at CeBIT 2010 in Hannover, Germany (Hall 17, Stand D70, booth B1). The innovative TwinBlade(TM) system doubles the number of dual-processor (DP) compute nodes per 7U enclosure to 20 (28), for an incredibly dense and cost-effective 0.35U (0.25U) per node.
"Our 20 (28)-node server system based on the SBI-7226T-T2 blade delivers unprecedented performance-per-dollar and performance-per-square-foot," said Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro. "Available with 40Gb/s QDR InfiniBand switches, this optimized blade solution combines industry-leading 94%* power supply efficiency with our innovative and highly efficient thermal and cooling system designs to deliver exceptional system performance-per-watt, making it the greenest, most power-efficient blade solution in the world today."
For maximum density and computational performance, the TwinBlade(TM) supports up to 20 dual-socket server blades per 7U enclosure, enabling up to 2,880 processing cores per 42U rack. Combined with dual 40Gb/s InfiniBand, FCoE or 10GbE switches and dual 1/10GbE switches in one 7U enclosure, TwinBlade(TM) provides the highest performing I/O throughput and scalability in the industry and is a superb solution for high-performance computing (HPC), datacenter, enterprise and cloud computing environments. With successful deployments at CERN, PRACE, and other Fortune 100 organizations, SuperBlade® has already become the preferred solution for a wide range of mission-critical applications.
Another breakthrough product being displayed at CeBIT is Supermicro's Double-Sided Storage(TM) system. With redundant Platinum Level (94%+ efficiency) power supplies, the SC847 series server chassis feature 36 hot-swap 3.5" hard drive trays (24 in the front and 12 in the rear). For JBOD configurations, the SC847 can support 21 drives in the rear for a total of 45 drives.
These high-capacity storage chassis provide direct hot-swap access to all of the storage drives while saving valuable rack space. Featuring the world's first fully redundant Platinum Level power supplies with PMBus(TM) functionality for superior power management, these reliable storage workhorses support seven low-profile (LP models) or four full size and three low-profile expansion cards (UIO models). The SC847 chassis support both 6Gb/s and 3Gb/s SAS interfaces for high-bandwidth storage applications. Deploying these chassis into a new 42U Supermicro rack with flexible cable management eliminates cable obstructions for a truly optimized total solution.
Also being officially unveiled at CeBIT is the new SuperServer 4146B-3R. This server supports four Intel® Itanium 9300 Series processors. Offering the ultimate in reliability, availability and serviceability (RAS), the 4146B-3R features hot-plug CPU and memory modules, hard drives, power supplies, and expansion cards, making it an excellent solution for high-performance datacenter and mission-critical applications.
In addition, Supermicro is showcasing an extensive selection of new platforms optimized for Intel's upcoming Xeon processors codenamed Westmere (DP) and Nehalem EX (MP), as well as platforms optimized for AMD's upcoming Opteron processors (codenamed Magny-Cours).
Supermicro Server Building Block Solutions® offer exceptional flexibility and features. See the very latest innovations in server technology in Hall 17, Stand D70, booth B1.
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® 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.
* Peak power efficiency figures based on internal test results.
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Adder Technology is one of the unique thought leaders in KVM technology
that you can guarantee will deliver something extraordinary. The latest and
possibly most disruptive KVM-over-IP technology that Adder has developed is
the new CATxIP5000. This product pushes the boundaries of existing KVM
technology by delivering the same functionality that you would find in a
large power hungry KVM switch in an astonishingly small, low power and low
Together with chip designers Adventiq, Adder has developed a 16 port CATx
KVM switch which delivers 4 independent non-blocking remote access sessions
over standard network infrastructure. Adder's continued Research and
Development in KVM over IP technology and the use of unique chipsets from
Adventiq has resulted in a design breakthrough that enables an enterprise
grade multi-session KVM-over-IP switch to be delivered at less than half the
cost that would normally be expected for such functionality. Furthermore the
very small form factor means that a system that supports 10 users and 32
computers can be provided using just 1U of rack space.
Nigel Dickens CTO commented "We are really proud of this new technology
which we perceive as being market disruptive in terms of the price, space and
power advantages it offers to customers. Previous multi-session KVM products
have been too expensive to justify in many instances but this technology
changes all that. The high performance to price ratio is all down to the
uniqueness of the design concept - aspects of which are very different to
existing KVM-over-IP solutions."
Integrating the latest generation of viewers from the inventors of VNC
technology (Real VNC), the CATxIP5000 is ready to go straight from the box.
Using Real VNC alongside the CATxIP5000 hardware delivers a truly intuitive
yet feature rich user experience. Adder's ingrained principal of open
architecture also means you can use the device with any other VNC application
on the market.
Furthermore, at launch, this device will ship with the ADDER.net network
management suite. ADDER.net has been 3 years in development, and offers
enterprise scale management of IP control devices and virtual servers.
Adder.net puts all your equipment within easy reach from a single well
thought out interface. The software presents itself in two forms; Management
Suite and Connection Suite, allowing different user levels to gain
administrative access. Fully integrated with active directory, users can be
authenticated against your existing infrastructure. The system is also server
based giving all users' direct access, authentication dependant, from any
networked machine, any time.
The CATxIP5000 is available immediately from Adder Technology at a launch
price of EUR1195 ($1750). For more information on Adder and the CATxIP5000,
simply visit http://www.adder.com
Adder is a leading developer of KVM technology and extenders. Adder's
advanced range of KVM switches, extenders and IP solutions enable the control
of local, remote and global IT systems. The company distributes its products
in more than 60 countries through a network of distributors, resellers and
OEMs. Adder has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, the
Netherlands, and Singapore. Visit http://www.adder.com.
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TigerLogic to Demonstrate Omnis Studio 5 for iPhone Developer Beta at CeBIT - March 2 - 6, 2010
Develop Omnis applications for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch
IRVINE, Calif., March 2 -- TigerLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:TIGR) is pleased to announce that it will be demonstrating its Omnis Studio 5 for iPhone developer beta at the CeBIT International Trade Fair at Hall 3, Booth K20, March 2-6, 2010 in Hannover, Germany. Omnis Studio 5 now provides the functionality to develop applications for Apple's iPhone®, iPod touch®, and soon to be released iPad.
For over 10 years, Omnis Studio has provided a vast array of development tools for application developers and Value Added Resellers to create enterprise and web applications for all types of markets. The release of Omnis Studio 5 in September 2009 added support for Windows Phone® OS. With this beta release of Omnis Studio 5 for iPhone, Omnis application developers will be able to further extend their business applications to the rapidly expanding mobile applications market.
"With the explosion in the technology market for 'all things mobile', including Smartphones, tablet computers and other handheld devices, Omnis Studio is a great choice for application developers wishing to create mobile apps quickly and easily, for a broad range of markets," commented Bob Whiting, Omnis Product Manager and General Manager of TigerLogic UK Limited, a subsidiary of TigerLogic Corporation.
Quick and Easy Apps for iPhone in Omnis Studio
Omnis Studio 5 for iPhone will allow developers to create applications for the iPhone, iPod touch and soon to be released iPad. Developers will be able to leverage the same powerful and flexible development environment in Omnis Studio to create all types of apps for all iPhone OS based devices from Apple. Omnis Studio 5 for iPhone uses over 20 native iPhone components, which allow you to create Omnis applications with an entirely native look-and-feel familiar to iPhone users.
Developers will need to sign up for Apple's iPhone Developer program to distribute an Omnis iPhone App within an organization or at a customer site. This will allow deployment of iPhone Apps to a specified number of devices. Further details about Enterprise Distribution are available from Apple Inc.
Omnis Studio is a high-performance visual RAD tool that provides a component-based environment for building enterprise, web, and mobile applications - all from one code base. Omnis Studio's Web and Mobile Client plug-in technology allows server-based applications to be accessed over the Internet using a web browser or many types of mobile devices, providing fast, secure, and scalable solutions with minimal development time. With complete scalability, Omnis applications can be developed on any one supported platform and deployed on any other platform without modification. Supported platforms include Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, all with full Unicode compatibility for your data and application interface. Omnis directly supports traditional SQL databases such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, Sybase, and DB2, as well as TigerLogic's D3 multidimensional database, via the mvDesigner product. Most other databases may be accessed via JDBC or ODBC. Omnis Studio dramatically cuts application development time compared to 3GL environments (C++, Java), while allowing the developer to use objects developed in 3GL environments as components in Omnis applications.
About TigerLogic Corporation
TigerLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:TIGR), has been providing reliable data management and rapid application deployment solutions for ISVs and developers of database applications for more than three decades. TigerLogic's product offerings include: 1) TigerLogic® yolink, an internet browser-based application that enhances the search experience of any popular search engine or Web page; 2) TigerLogic® XML Data Management Server (XDMS) provides flexible, scalable and extensible XML data storage as well as query and retrieval of critical business data across a variety of structured and unstructured information sources; 3) Pick® Universal Data Model (Pick UDM) based database management systems and components, including D3®, mvEnterprise® and mvBase®; and 4) Omnis Studio®, a cross-platform, object-oriented RAD tool for developing sophisticated thick-client, Web-client or ultra thin-client database applications. TigerLogic's installed customer base includes more than 500,000 active users representing more than 20,000 customer sites worldwide, with a significant base of diverse vertical applications. With employees and contractors worldwide, TigerLogic offers 24x7 customer support services and maintains an international presence. More information about TigerLogic and its products can be found at http://www.tigerlogic.com/.
Except for the historical statements contained herein, the foregoing release may contain forward-looking information. Any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially due to several factors, including but not limited to the success of the Company's research and development efforts to develop new products and to penetrate new markets, the market acceptance of the Company's new products and updates, technical risks related to such products and updates, the Company's ability to maintain market share for its existing products, the availability of adequate liquidity and other risks and uncertainties. Please consult the various reports and documents filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the Company's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q for factors potentially affecting the Company's future financial results. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and the Company disclaims any responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statement provided in this news release. The Company's results for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 are not necessarily indicative of the Company's operating results for any future periods.
TigerLogic, yolink, Raining Data, Pick, mvDesigner, D3, mvEnterprise, mvBase, Omnis, and Omnis Studio are trademarks of TigerLogic Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
eMeter EnergyIP(TM) Integrated With SAP(R) AMI Integration for Utilities to Further Enable Forward-Thinking Utilities
Utilities need to plan for the future or risk obsolescence by 2020
SAN MATEO, Calif., March 2 -- eMeter today announced its groundbreaking meter data management (MDM) system, EnergyIP(TM), is integrated with the SAP® AMI Integration for Utilities software, providing electric, gas, and water utilities the visibility and process automation necessary to drive operational efficiency and improve customer service.
eMeter successfully tested EnergyIP's meter data unification and synchronization (MDUS) interfaces for data management, exchange and process integration with SAP AMI Integration for Utilities, demonstrating functionality based on integration between multiple meter data collection systems and downstream solutions such as the SAP for Utilities solution portfolio.
eMeter successfully tested the following six scenarios:
-- Initial advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) meter deployment
-- Move-out and move-in at premise with billing for move-out customer
-- Meter change with rate change
-- Batch meter reading with billing (i.e., periodic billing)
-- Time series data import with billing
-- Call Center Resolution with on-demand read (e.g., to the head end)
As a member of the SAP AMI Lighthouse Council, eMeter has worked alongside other council members to define and deliver application-level interoperability between EnergyIP and SAP's market-leading utility solution. With EnergyIP integrated with SAP AMI Integration for Utilities, utilities gain the advantage of an out-of-the box, standard interface, enabling them to capitalize on EnergyIP's capabilities essential to intelligent metering and smart-grid success.
"Today's utilities need to be preparing for the future or take on a major risk of obsolescence by 2020. As a result, utilities need to undergo significant improvements in communication infrastructures and in their data handling capabilities. Scalable business processes, smarter grid management and enhanced customer engagement are the keys to successful smart meter rollouts. Forward-thinking utilities can rely on eMeter to automate the smart meter lifecycle to be ready to handle these changes," said Larsh Johnson, Chief Technology Officer, eMeter.
"eMeter's products are built for scalability and are designed for utilities and their downstream customers to experience the benefits of smart-grid deployments," added Johnson. "For this reason, we believe the successful integration of EnergyIP with SAP AMI Integration for Utilities will help utilities drive towards increased operational efficiency and improved customer service."
eMeter provides essential software that enables electric, gas and water utilities to realize the full benefits of Smart Grid. Leading utilities worldwide depend on eMeter Smart Grid Management software to reduce operational costs, improve customer service, and drive energy efficiency. With the most large-scale deployments in the industry and strategic partnerships with Accenture, IBM, Logica, and Siemens, eMeter has built a reputation for unparalleled expertise that ensures customer success. For more information visit: http://www.emeter.com.
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All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.
CONTACT: Kyle Arteaga of eMeter, +1-415-218-5569,
Nikkei Chooses Brightcove Platform for Online Video Initiatives
Japan's leading newspaper standardizes video operations across its newly-launching Online Edition website with Brightcove
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 2 -- Brightcove Inc., the leading online video platform, today announced that Nikkei Inc., one of Japan's largest media corporations and publisher of the country's top business daily newspaper, "The Nikkei," is standardizing online video operations on the Brightcove platform across its new main newspaper website property, The Nikkei Online Edition (http://www.nikkei.com/), which is scheduled to be launched on March 23, 2010. Brightcove will enable Nikkei to roll out a variety of high quality, advertising-supported online video experiences, as well as extend the reach of its video content through advanced features for sharing and embedding content on third party sites and social networks.
The comprehensive features and capabilities of the Brightcove platform enable Nikkei to provide a high quality, interactive and engaging user experience for online audiences around the world. With Brightcove, Nikkei is able to rapidly accelerate its publishing workflow through a single, integrated solution that meets all of the organization's video publishing and distribution needs. Additionally, Brightcove's turnkey integration with leading advertising networks and servers will enable Nikkei to expand online video monetization opportunities across its newspaper properties.
"Nikkei has been at the forefront of the media industry in Japan and around the world for more than one hundred years," said Jeremy Allaire, Brightcove chairman and chief executive officer. "Brightcove is the online video platform behind many of the largest newspaper publishers in the world, and the addition of Nikkei is a testament to our continued leadership and innovation in the online video industry. We look forward to supporting Nikkei's new online video initiatives in the future as the organization continues to hone its digital offerings."
Brightcove has teamed with Japan's leading content delivery network, J-Stream, to support streaming media services for Brightcove-powered online video experiences across Nikkei's website properties.
Brightcove is a cloud-based online video platform. Media companies, businesses and organizations worldwide use Brightcove to publish and distribute video on the Web. Founded in 2004, Brightcove has offices across North America, Europe and Asia and customers in 34 countries. For more information, visit http://www.brightcove.com/.
Source: Brightcove Inc.
CONTACT: Europe, Stephen Orr of AxiCom, +44 20 8392 4056,
firstname.lastname@example.org; or North America, Erika Shaffer of SutherlandGold
Group, +1-206-972-5514, email@example.com; or Japan, Rie Kubota of LBS
Co., Ltd., +81 3 3769 1351, firstname.lastname@example.org, all for Brightcove Inc.
Xilinx and Inova Semiconductors Simplify Design Integration of High-Bandwidth Video Connections for Automotive Applications
XA Spartan-6 FPGAs with APIX IP core enables high-speed connectivity solution for infotainment and driver assistance systems with multiple cameras and displays
NUREMBERG, Germany, March 2 -- At Embedded World 2010 today, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) and Inova Semiconductors introduced an Automotive Pixel Link (APIX®) IP solution for the Xilinx® Automotive (XA) family of low-cost Spartan®-6 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). The configurable core supports multiple high-bandwidth video and communications links in a single device to transfer high-quality, real-time video from two or more cameras or processing units to in-vehicle displays. This highly integrated connectivity solution is targeted at infotainment and driver assistance applications.
APIX is the latest Gigabit/s Pixel Link interface from Xilinx Alliance partner Inova Semiconductors, providing point-to-point connectivity designed for minimal electro-magnetic interference (EMI) and maximum transmission distances. With the APIX IP core now available for Xilinx's newest line of XA Spartan-6 FPGAs (also announced separately today), automotive developers can integrate multiple transmit and receive APIX links with minimal engineering overhead. In addition to high-bandwidth video, the APIX link allows for full duplex communication and power can be transmitted over just one cable to further streamline connectivity.
"The need to transport real-time, high resolution digital video from various media or camera sources to displays throughout the vehicle is a growing concern for automotive developers," said Nick Difiore, director of automotive systems architecture and platforms at Xilinx. "Both the APIX core and XA-Spartan-6 FPGAs are designed for high-speed connectivity. Bringing them together enables a highly integrated and scalable multi-transceiver architecture that delivers the video bandwidth and increasing number of connections needed, while also reducing overall system cost. With the addition of the APIX core to the comprehensive portfolio of interface options offered by Xilinx and our Alliance network, developers now have even more choice and greater design flexibility."
The APIX IP Core
The APIX core is a software configurable IP block that can be adapted to application-specific bandwidth, video interface, and control signal requirements with adjustable driver characteristics, selectable operating modes, and spread spectrum-clocking capabilities. The APIX IP utilizes the multi-gigabit transceiver (MGT) hard blocks of the XA Spartan-6 FPGA to maximize performance and integration while reducing system cost. It is fully compatible with the standalone APIX INAP125T24 (transmitter) or INAP125R24 (receiver) devices, including the ASHELL automotive-specific communication protocol for secure data transmission over the full duplex sideband interface. The ASHELL option can be switched off, if not required.
"Developed in collaboration with leading car makers and automotive electronic suppliers, our licensable APIX technology offers a solid, ruggedized connectivity standard that is qualified by eight out of ten major automotive OEMs worldwide and used today by numerous other semiconductor providers," said Thomas Rothhaupt, director of sales and marketing at Inova Semiconductors. "By providing our production-proven interface technology for XA Spartan-6 FPGAs, we are adding to our APIX silicon ecosystem with the ability to utilize built-in FPGA MGTs for advanced systems with cameras and displays, such as head units or cluster displays with camera inputs."
Enabling Next-Generation Applications
Many next-generation driver assistance and infotainment systems have multiple video sources and sinks. For infotainment head units, in which FPGAs are already used in a companion chip role, the APIX IP core takes advantage of the high-speed serial transceivers embedded in the XA Spartan-6 FPGA and provides an additional level of integration that saves valuable board space and reduces component count. Other applications include vehicle surround view systems, where multiple APIX cores on the XA Spartan 6-FPGA enable a single-chip solution that aggregates four or more high-bandwidth camera inputs and eliminates the need for multiple external serializer/deserializer (SerDes) devices. A similar integration/cost benefit is also realized in rear seat entertainment systems, where multiple video display modules must be sourced from a single audio/video distribution unit.
Pricing & Availability
The APIX core for XA Spartan-6 FPGAs is immediately available from Inova Semiconductors. APIX Transmitter and Receiver devices can be purchased separately. Product and pricing information is available through Inova Semiconductors at: http://www.inova-semiconductors.com/en/products_apix.html. Pricing and delivery lead times for XA Spartan-6 FPGAs are available through Xilinx sales representatives.
About Xilinx in Automotive
Xilinx is the world's leading supplier of programmable logic devices (PLDs) to the automotive industry with its complete line of FPGAs and CPLDs tested to the AEC-Q100 qualification standard and integrated platform solutions that accelerate development of in-vehicle infotainment, networking, driver information and driver assistance applications. Xilinx automotive platforms go beyond silicon to include the LogiCORE(TM) and AllianceCORE IP portfolio, a comprehensive design environment, and scalable development kits. For more information about Xilinx in automotive, visit: http://www.xilinx.com/automotive.
About Inova Semiconductors
Inova Semiconductors is a fabless semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company was founded in 1999 and specializes in the development and production of state-of-the-art products for Gigabit/s serial data communication. The products are manufactured at leading factories in Europe and Asia and sold through a world-wide distribution network.
The company's GigaSTaR(TM) and GigaSTaR DDL(TM) product lines have pioneered digital display link applications in the Industrial and Transportation Market, the APIX(TM) products and IP core were developed to meet the stringent requirements of display and camera applications in the automobile. For more information about Inova Semiconductors, visit: http://www.inova-semiconductors.com
XILINX, the Xilinx logo, Spartan, and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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Xilinx Expands Market-Leading Automotive Silicon Portfolio With Spartan-6 FPGAs Optimized to Reduce System Cost
Infotainment companion chip demonstration at Embedded World showcases high-resolution video performance and connectivity bandwidth of XA Spartan-6 FPGAs
NUREMBERG, Germany, March 2 -- At Embedded World 2010 today, Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX) introduced the Xilinx® Automotive (XA) family of Spartan®-6 field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) optimized for applications requiring high-speed connectivity and high-resolution video performance. These automotive-qualified devices provide the flexibility, scalability, and integration needed to reduce the system cost of automotive infotainment, driver assistance, driver information, and in-vehicle networking products.
XA Spartan-6 FPGAs also provide the silicon foundation for the Xilinx Infotainment Companion Chip Targeted Design Platform that will be introduced later this year. Automotive developers will be able to rapidly scale their infotainment designs with XA Spartan-6 FPGAs as companion chips to standard processors or application-specific standard products (ASSPs). Xilinx is showcasing a demonstration version of the new platform this week at Embedded World 2010, March 2nd through 4th in Nuremberg, Germany (Hall 12, Booth #12-515).
"Automotive developers today are being driven to enhance the user experience with next-generation infotainment, driver assistance and driver information applications. But, they must do so with fewer resources, tighter budgets, and shorter market windows," said Harvey Steele, vice president, Automotive, Consumer and ISM Business at Xilinx. "XA Spartan-6 FPGAs address the technical challenge through a scalable architecture, increased connectivity options, and higher integration, delivered with industry-leading quality and value. With our targeted design platform approach, we're also making it easier to develop with our new devices and reduce overall system cost."
XA Spartan-6 FPGA Family
XA Spartan-6 FPGAs provide a cost-optimized mix of logic and integrated features with a range of density and package options that enable developers to scale designs across multiple vehicle platforms. XA Spartan-6 LX FPGAs offer up to 75K logic cells, 3.1Mbits of block RAM, 132 dedicated DSP slices for massive parallel processing at 250MHz, and support memory access rates of up to 800Mbps using integrated memory controllers. The hard-coded memory controllers and increased memory capacity of these devices enable fast buffering of video frames for vision-based driver assistance, infotainment, and hybrid driver information systems.
XA Spartan-6 LXT FPGAs with embedded 3.125Gbps low-power serial transceivers and PCI Express® interface cores are ideal for chip-to-chip communications in automotive infotainment systems. The high-speed interface capabilities and high clock speeds of these devices are also well suited to the low-cost camera interfacing and processing performance requirements of driver assistance applications. Multiple high-bandwidth video links can be integrated on a single device using the new Automotive Pixel Link (APIX) core optimized for XA Spartan-6 FPGAs also announced separately today (see news release).
Infotainment Companion Chip Demonstration
The Xilinx Infotainment Companion Chip Targeted Design Platform demonstration highlights the flexibility of XA Spartan-6 FPGAs to support simple to complex companion chip architectures and accommodate automotive-specific requirements not addressed by many popular host processors. Specialized interfacing and high-speed processing tasks can be offloaded from the base processor to the FPGA for optimal system partitioning and maximum performance.
Pre-configured hardware and software building blocks, developed by long-time Xilinx Alliance member Xylon, accelerate system design with automotive-specific interfaces and peripherals, along with a wide range of IP for video capture and processing, graphics acceleration and display, and in-vehicle networking functions. The platform eases plug-and-play development with daughter cards, expansion slots for interface customization, and connections to various host processors through generic serial/parallel data ports, USB, and industry-standard PCIe® serial interfaces. The platform can be tailored for a broad range of application designs with minimal re-engineering.
Pricing & Availability
Shipments of select XA Spartan-6 FPGAs will commence in the second half of 2010. All devices can be ordered in a variety densities and packaging options. Details on pricing and delivery lead times are available through Xilinx sales representatives.
About Xilinx Automotive Solutions
Xilinx is the world's leading supplier of programmable logic devices (PLDs) to the automotive industry with its complete line of FPGAs and CPLDs tested to the AEC-Q100 qualification standard and integrated platform solutions that accelerate development of in-vehicle infotainment and networking, driver information, and driver assistance applications. Xilinx automotive platforms go beyond silicon to include the LogiCORE(TM) and AllianceCORE IP portfolio, comprehensive design environment, and scalable development kits. For more information about Xilinx in automotive, visit: http://www.xilinx.com/automotive.
XILINX, the Xilinx logo, Spartan, and other designated brands included herein are trademarks of Xilinx in the United States and other countries. PCI Express and PCIe are trademarks of PCI-SIG and used under license. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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IBM Unveils Industry's First Systems that Rewrite Economics of 'Industry-Standard' Computing
All-new class of x86 systems break constraints of 30-year technology design; can slash costs by reducing server sprawl
ARMONK, N.Y., March 2 -- IBM (NYSE:IBM) today introduced the first systems that shatter technical barriers to offer dramatically more scalable, workload-tuned computing on the x86 platform. The company's new eX5 servers are the result of a three-year engineering effort to improve the economics of operating enterprise-sized, x86-based systems.
The eX5 portfolio marks IBM's second family of 2010 systems designed for a new generation of demanding workloads and to significantly reduce costs of existing IT infrastructure. They are being previewed today at the CeBIT trade show in Germany and will be officially available later this month and throughout the year.
The new systems ride a wave of market share growth for IBM. IBM gained more revenue share than any of the major x86 server vendors in each quarter of 2009 and now holds nearly 20 percent share -- a 3.5 point year-over-year gain, according to IDC. IBM also significantly outperformed the blade market in 4Q09, recording 64 percent revenue growth in blades and gaining 5.7 points, according to IDC. (1)
An Engineering First Alters Economics of x86;
Offers Dramatic New Memory Scale
Drawing on decades of experience in enterprise systems design and silicon packaging, IBM engineers have radically expanded the capabilities of the x86 platform by achieving an engineering first -- decoupling memory from its traditional, tightly bound place alongside the server's processor, thereby eliminating the need to buy another server to support growing memory-intensive workloads. This all-new class of x86-based systems offers six times the memory scalability available today (2), helping to flatten the ever-rising cost of operating industry-standard data centers.
For example, the amount of data ingested by today's average web-based workload doubles every year, increasing costs and straining resources. Users have traditionally dealt with the deluge by using the only method available with industry-standard platforms -- throwing more servers at the problem, which furthers sprawl and increases power and management costs. Today, typical x86 servers are only being utilized at 10% of capacity due to a 30-year-old architecture that locks processor and memory capacity together.
Acxiom Corp. is a leader in interactive marketing services and early user of eX5 systems. The company counts among its clients seven of the top ten retail banks and nine of the top ten auto makers. Acxiom analyzes massive amounts of rapidly ballooning consumer data on behalf of its clients - four petabytes one year ago; seven petabytes just six months ago; and more than ten petabytes of data today. Acxiom now has 22,500 servers.
"The IBM eX5 systems are game changers," says Acxiom CIO David Guzman. "We've been able to double our virtualization capacity, dropping our software licensing costs. The price/performance equation is extraordinarily compelling, with five times the performance at a fraction of the cost. Moreover, there is a positive impact on all of the other key components of IT cost -- space, power, labor, maintenance. The concrete results of this next generation machine are exciting, and the roadmap has 'knock-your-socks-off' vision."
The eX5 systems take advantage of integration with IBM middleware to create a highly virtualized environment that can give users a flexible, highly scalable system that can reduce the number of servers needed by half while cutting storage costs 97% (3) and licensing fees by 50% (4).
IBM Chip Unleashes Extreme Memory
A unique IBM silicon innovation allows processors on eX5 systems to access extended memory very quickly, an industry first and a leap forward that delivers the largest memory capacity in the industry. The IBM Enterprise X-Architecture chip is in its fifth generation with eX5 and leverages decades of IBM experience in integrating microelectronics to create first-of-a-kind silicon solutions.
Independent memory scaling technology, called MAX 5, offers six times more memory than is available across the industry today, which can allow clients to run 82% more "virtual servers" for the same license costs (5) and reduce middleware and application expenses dramatically. Clients running a Microsoft database can cut their license costs by 50% with eX5 (6).
eX5 Breakthroughs Packaged in Blades and Racks To Meet Variety of Workloads & Price Points
IBM will introduce three ultra-scalable eX5 systems in 2010 -- the four-processor IBM System x3850 X5, the BladeCenter HX5 and the System x3690 X5, an entry-priced server capable of enterprise-class operation that will become the most powerful two-processor server on the market.
In addition to MAX5, IBM's new eX5 systems feature additional breakthroughs that can improve the performance, cost and flexibility for x86 workloads:
-- eXFlash -- a unique, next-generation flash-storage technology --
replaces an older, less reliable generation of storage and can slash
storage costs up to 97% by replacing hundreds of hard-disk drives and
thousands of wires and cables (7).
-- FlexNode provides physical partitioning capability to change from one
system to two distinct systems and back again, allowing clients to run
infrastructure applications by day and larger batch jobs by night on
the same system for superior asset utilization.
IBM's Systems Director software management suite has been upgraded to support eX5 technology and will allow users to pre-configure servers, remotely re-purpose systems and set up automatic updates and recoveries. In addition, IBM is planning to offer simplified Lab Services to help clients migrate to eX5 systems and maximize virtualization and database performance.
IBM Global Financing, the lending and leasing arm of IBM can help new and existing System x customers step up to the new eX5 technology with flexible financing offerings that include the upgrade, take-out and disposal of existing leased and owned servers regardless of manufacturer.
Coinciding with the launch of eX5, IBM's Global Technology Services (GTS) is announcing a new approach to delivering implementation services for server and storage products. Among the new offerings IBM is introducing are: IBM Implementation Services for System x - BladeCenter or System x remote implementation and IBM Implementation Serivces for System x - Remote ServicePac for IBM Systems Director. Initially available in the U.S. and Canada with plans to expand to the rest of the world later in the year, these remotely delivered, lower price point services help clients optimize system performance and reduce time to value.
2. The maximum amount of memory for the current generation IBM system is 256GB. The new eX5 version with MAX5 attached is 1536GB, which is six times more memory.
3. IBM eXFlash technology would eliminate the need for a client to purchase two entry-level servers and 80 JBODs to support a 240,000 IOPs database environment, saving $670,000 in server and storage acquisition costs.
4. IBM will offer a two-socket eX5 system with MAX 5 and 64 dimms capable of supporting 320 virtual machines. Users of competitive systems would have to purchase a four-socket system to support a comparable amount of virtual machines and pay 50 percent more licensing costs. Based on sizing information performed in the IBM performance lab.
5. Comparison of a competitive two-socket system with 18 dimms capable of supporting 175 virtual machines vs. an IBM two-socket eX5 system with MAX 5 and 64 dimms capable of supporting 320 virtual machines. Based on sizing information performed in the IBM performance lab.
6. A 1,000 user SQL Server 2008 database will cost $50,000 on a two-socket eX5 system. IBM is expected to be the only vendor to deliver a two-socket system in this space, therefore users of competitive systems will have to purchase a four-socket server to run a 1,000 user SQL server database and pay $100,000. Pricing based on Microsoft List Pricing as of January 2010. Pricing model used is per processor licensing which is based on $24,999 per physical socket on the server (logical cores are not counted).
7. Each eXFlash replaces 80 JBODs, each of which includes multiple disks and other components that all require cabling.
All statements regarding IBM's future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only.
Jive Software Launches Jive Ideation - Freeing Ideas to Flourish
With Jive Ideation, Companies Tap the Power of Crowd-sourcing and Social Networks to Identify and Nurture the Best Ideas for Bigger Outcomes
PORTLAND, Ore., March 2 -- News
-- Jive, the Social Business Software (SBS) leader, today announced Jive
Ideation, the latest expansion to its lineup of top-rated SBS
-- Jive's customers routinely highlight the innovation that naturally
occurs from the powerful collaboration capabilities of Jive SBS. A
number of these customers asked Jive to tackle a more complex problem:
how to free ideas from standalone innovation management products and
Excel-based tools that leave ideas trapped in silos with little
discussion or visibility.
-- Now, with Jive Ideation, Jive is adding more muscle to the process of
capturing, organizing and prioritizing ideas generated by employees,
customers, and partners. And, unlike existing offerings, Jive Ideation
takes this one step further by supporting rich collaboration and
vibrant discussions without drowning in a river of ideas.
-- For companies looking to cast the net wide, Jive Ideation can be
extended with the social media monitoring capabilities of Jive Market
Engagement. Used together, Jive customers can incorporate real-time
market insights from Twitter, Facebook, and other social networks to
enrich and accelerate the innovation lifecycle.
-- Jive SBS is already a touchstone for innovation because it naturally
connects people, ideas, and information without regard to time zones,
geographies, or hierarchies. By adding Jive Ideation, companies can
draw inspiration and opinion from a much wider audience of employees,
customers, and partners through a set of powerful features designed
for the complex realities of today's markets.
-- Customer community members and employee community members can
create, vote on, and discuss ideas with peers through Jive's
best-in-class interface that invites broad participation.
-- Product and R&D employees can easily organize and prioritize ideas
by stage, most popular ideas, and most active discussions - and
then share those findings with their colleagues.
-- Only Jive bridges customer and employee communities. As a result,
employees can easily monitor idea creation and progression from
within their Jive SBS employee community, enabling them to keep a
constant pulse on the voice of the market.
-- Moderators have a number of customizable workflow tools to manage
the ideation process from capturing and evaluating ideas through
implementation, ensuring that the best ideas quickly bubble up to
the right people for rapid decision making and action.
-- With a transparent collaboration process, customers and partners
can track how their input aligns with that of their community
peers and the enterprise. Enterprises can also recognize and
reward top idea generators and participants.
-- "It's a dog fight to find The Next Big Idea," said Ben Kiker, CMO of
Jive Software. "Quickly finding and surfacing that idea in an
efficient way is one of the keys to competitive advantage, market
share and profits. For organizations that consider innovation core to
their culture, they'll love Jive Ideation."
-- "The SAP® Community Network plays a critical role in helping SAP to
develop and prioritize new ideas for solutions that meet our customer
needs," said Anne Hardy, vice president, Technology, Office of the
CTO, SAP Labs LLC. "Having now seen the Jive Ideation Module, it is
clear the software could play a role in increasing effectiveness in
these areas and in managing the projects in private areas until they
are ready for a public roll out."
-- "Our ability to harness employee ideas is a key part of our innovation
strategy," said J.C. Groon, Head of Innovation Programs of NAVTEQ, the
leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data for
in-vehicle, portable, wireless and enterprise solutions. "Success in
our innovation program depends on our ability to enable our employees
to interact across geographic and functional boundaries and innovate
together. We are impressed with how Jive is approaching both pieces
of the equation, and based on our use of Jive Ideation, it will have a
significant impact on our innovation program."
-- The Jive Ideation module is available now for existing Jive customers.
Click here for more information.
-- Jive CMO Blog on Jive Ideation
-- Jive Software Website
-- Jive Ideation Web page
-- Jive Ideation screen shots
About Jive Software
"How can we work better together and connect with customers in a more authentic way?" Every day millions of people experience the answer: Jive Social Business Software (SBS), which is driving the biggest change to business practices in decades. Jive SBS takes all the great things people love about social networking software, collaboration software, and community software and makes those work for business. That's why many of the brands that drive the global economy - including Cisco, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Intel, NIKE Inc., SAP, Swiss Re, T-Mobile and Yum! Brands - and thousands of other companies all Jive. Jive is number one in Social Business Software, with the most extensive solution, the largest implementations, and unmatched expertise in delivering value.
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Source: Jive Software
CONTACT: Aaron Wessels of Reidy Communications, +1-415-643-8090,
email@example.com, for Jive Software
IBM 2010 Global CFO Study: Sixty Percent of Finance Organizations Plan Significant Changes to Adapt to New Economic Demands
Findings Indicate Decision-Making Role of CFOs in the Boardroom More Important Than Ever; Point to Large Gap in Effectiveness
ARMONK, N.Y., March 2 -- IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced the findings of a major new study of over 1,900 Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) and senior finance executives from 81 countries and 35 industries worldwide, which reveals that more than 60 percent of CFOs plan major changes to respond to the new economic climate.
CFOs and senior finance executives believe the already intense pressure on three fronts -- reducing the enterprise cost base, making faster, more accurate decisions and providing more transparency to external stakeholders -- will increase dramatically over the next three years.
The IBM study is the largest sample of CFO sentiment during the worst economic downturn in decades. As part of the impetus for change, Study participants ranked "providing inputs into enterprise strategy" number one when asked what was most important. Surprisingly, cost reduction was not at the top of the CFO agenda. However, they also revealed a major gap in organizational effectiveness, as only 50 percent feel their Finance organizations are currently effective in providing the necessary business insight to support these broader enterprise priorities.
"Never before has the importance of strong Finance capabilities been highlighted more than during the recent global economic downturn," said William Fuessler, global leader, financial management, IBM Global Business Services. "Our study shows that CFOs are expected to provide fact-based leadership and strategic decisions grounded in sophisticated analyses to help navigate the enterprise through these new economic waters."
Since IBM's first CFO study in 2003, CFOs have continually stated their aspirations to shift more focus to analysis and decision support, however few have made significant progress shifting the workload. Among Finance's effectiveness gaps, the largest is in the area of driving integration of information. CFOs' responses indicate this is a major enabler for practically every area of business insight, but, at the same time, show just how difficult this kind of integration is to accomplish.
One group of CFOs, dubbed "Value Integrators," were found to consistently outperform their peers in all key financial metrics by driving two key qualities across their organization:
-- Finance efficiency - The degree of common process and data standards
across the organization
-- Business insight - The maturity level of Finance talent, technology
and analytical capabilities dedicated to providing business
optimization, planning and strategic insights.
Value Integrators have found a way to excel and navigate an uncertain economic climate. The study indicates that enforcing process and data standards, integrating information and applying business analytics are key capabilities that enable improved business insight and risk management.
In fact, when compared to their peers, their enterprises outperform on every financial measure assessed, including return on invested capital (ROIC), revenue growth and EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization).
Since Value Integrators enjoy proportional representation across various dimensions of the data sample, their performance signals better practices and is not just a consequence of industry, geography or company size. Their Finance operations reflect a pervasive corporate philosophy that encourages integration across functions to make smarter decisions that lead to better overall performance.
Many CFOs feel their Finance organizations are more comfortable providing "tail lights" rather than "headlights." With the appropriate analytical capabilities spanning process, technology and talent, results of the study indicate Finance can turn this wealth of financial and operational information into business insights, where decisions are no longer made on intuition, but are fact based.
Many respondents indicated that these capabilities can help Finance uncover correlations among seemingly unrelated pieces of information and find patterns nearly impossible to detect manually. In many ways, Finance's persuasiveness as strategic advisor hinges on having superior business insight capabilities.
Businesses and governments need more advanced data analyses, scenario planning and even predictive capabilities to contend with rising complexity, uncertainty and volatility and, in certain regions, sustained lower growth.
Becoming a Value Integrator
The study findings indicate that CFOs are increasingly playing a significant role on strategic and operational matters to help the business make better decisions faster. Value Integrators, at their core, integrate both efficiency and insight. "Value" conveys Finance's contribution to helping manage the Enterprise, while "Integrator" conveys the importance they place on standardizing and integrating information and processes, necessary enablers to partner effectively with the business.
Value Integrators are more than just information clearinghouses. Finance's mission should be helping the company think as an overall business instead of individual areas. Not surprisingly, Value Integrators indicated that a top priority was attracting and retaining the right talent and developing people in Finance in support of these increased demands.
Value Integrators - more than any other group - are equipped to advise at an enterprise level. They are positioned to evaluate business opportunity and risk in an end-to-end context and recommend difficult trade-offs among units, markets and business functions.
About the Global CFO Study
The findings of this report are based upon a survey conducted in the spring and summer of 2009 by IBM Global Business Services' Financial Management practice and the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). Over 1,900 Chief Financial Officers and senior Finance executives from 81 countries and 35 industries participated in structured interviews or online surveys designed to capture insights on how Finance professionals are affected by and deal with performance, risks, operational levers and governance. The majority of these interviews were conducted in person by IBM practitioners, with the remainder interviewed online. Participants represent organizations across a variety of industries, geographic locations and revenue size.
Visible Vote Responds to Supreme Court; Puts Campaign Finance in the People's Pockets
Leading Personal Democracy Tool Becomes the First Broad Source for Mobile Phone Campaign Contributions
CHICAGO, March 2 -- Today Visible Vote announced a new feature giving its 60,000 users the ability to make campaign contributions directly from their mobile phones. The feature, which comes on the heels of a Supreme Court decision to ease limits on corporate contributions, makes it easier for individuals to make a political impact using the technology in their pockets. Visible Vote, a nonpartisan application, already helps people discover how often they side with their legislators on key issues.
"Our approach is to make it simple and convenient for many people to donate small amounts and outweigh corporate influence," said Paul Everton, CEO of Visible Vote. "With most of the debate centered on limiting the big guys, we've created tools for people on the ground to directly influence campaign outcomes."
The new feature will help future candidates from any party build on records set in the 2008 presidential election where Barack Obama and rival John McCain raised a total of $213 million in small contributions from individuals. Using Visible Vote, it takes only four steps and less than two minutes to make a contribution to a user's choice of hundreds of candidates from an iPhone, BlackBerry, Google Android phone or PC. Visible Vote complies with Federal Election Commission rules by automatically and securely submitting required data to campaigns along with contributions.
Visible Vote's core feature allows people with a PC, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android phone or Facebook account to advise Congress on how to represent them on any legislation. After the legislators vote, it instantly compares users' views to those of their elected officials. Other features include the ability to call legislative offices, send your legislator a fax at the push of a button and view state-by-state data on legislator performance. People can begin making their voices heard for free through Visible Vote or view its real-time data by visiting http://www.visiblevote.us/.
Visible Vote is a new, non-partisan approach to creating greater transparency for our representative form of government.
Source: Visible Vote
CONTACT: Weber Shandwick, +1-425-452-5487,
firstname.lastname@example.org, for Visible Vote
Entering it's third year, OpenSAF focuses on new releases, annual developer conference, and commercial deployments
DANVILLE, Calif., March 2 -- OpenSAF(TM), an open source community with projects focused on high availability middleware, today reported results of its third annual General Members meeting. The focus of this year's meeting was on preparing for growth and accelerating commercial deployments. Several indicators show steep acceleration of OpenSAF in 2010. Earlier this year the OpenSAF project announced that Ericsson AB has deployed OpenSAF in carrier networks. The annual developer conference in May will focus on how OpenSAF can be used for commercial applications, as well as presentations from ISV and OS vendors on how they are integrating OpenSAF. The OpenSAF project has plans for two major releases in 2010 that will deliver key functionality needed to increase commercial adoption.
A significant event of 2010 for the OpenSAF project will be the upcoming release of OpenSAF 4.0, which includes key functions such as software management and a common hardware platform interface. This includes the ability to seamlessly upgrade network devices in the field, which has always been a difficult task. Release 4.0 introduces a more modular design allowing flexible implementation and configuration of services. This will enable scaling a common high availability solution from small network devices up to large multipurpose platforms. Release 4.0 will also provide support for a key capability that enables monitoring and managing the hardware on which highly reliable applications are hosted. The OpenSAF project has also indicated they will have a 4.1 release in the fall of 2010.
The OpenSAF Developer Days conference will focus on the use of new services available in OpenSAF 4.0, how they can be used with applications requiring high availability and the ecosystem that is evolving around the project. This two-day conference is free to all, and targets developers, users and managers who are interested in learning how to use and adopt OpenSAF. The Developer Days conference will be held at the Hewlett Packard facilities in Palo Alto, CA on May 24th & 25th 2010. Maintainers and users of the OpenSAF project will lead sessions at this year's conference. The conference is the ideal venue for sharing experiences with community experts, learning how to adopt OpenSAF and for providing input to the project roadmap. Information, program details and the free registration form are available at the OpenSAF website or visit http://www.opensaf.org/
The OpenSAF Foundation also announced the election of a new board of directors and officers for 2010:
-- President of OpenSAF Foundation; Monica Hatlen of Ericsson
-- Vice President; Alan Meyer of Hewlett Packard
-- Secretary; John Fryer of Emerson Network Power
-- Treasurer; Peter Heffernan of SUN Microsystems
-- Marketing Officer; Glenn Seiler of Wind River Systems
OpenSAF(TM) is an open source community with projects focused on high availability middleware. The goal of OpenSAF projects is to develop HA middleware that is consistent with the Service Availability(TM) Forum (SA Forum(TM)) specifications. OpenSAF is freely available to anyone under the LGPLv2.1 and anyone may contribute to the code base. The OpenSAF Foundation is a not-for-profit organization established by leading communications and computing companies to facilitate the work of the OpenSAF project and to accelerate the adoption of OpenSAF in commercial products. Learn more about the OpenSAF Foundation at http://www.opensaf.org/
Contact: Henry Turko email@example.com +1 925-964-9298 Office +1 925-683-0150 Mobile
Source: OpenSAF Foundation
CONTACT: Henry Turko of OpenSAF Foundation, firstname.lastname@example.org,
+1-925-964-9298 Office, +1-925-683-0150 Mobile
Talia Introduces iDirect-Based VSAT Consumer Internet Service for Middle East, Africa and Europe
New service to bridge digital divide, delivering reliable, affordable connectivity to underserved populations
HERNDON, London and DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 2 -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems), today announced that Talia Limited, a market-leading provider of satellite and communications services, has launched Talia Home, a consumer-focused Internet and telephone communications service for subscribers in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. Talia Home is powered by iDirect Evolution technology and offers a highly reliable service at an affordable rate, bringing connectivity to those who could not previously afford a satellite-based service. iDirect is a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology.
Bridging the digital divide: Service from $50 per month, complete hardware bundles from $599
Talia Home is a Ku-band service, running on SES Worldskies NSS-12 in the Middle East and Europe, and Telesat Telstar 11N in Africa. Individual user services start from as low as $50 per month for an uncapped service, with business and enterprise services as upgrade options. Complete hardware bundles, consisting of antenna, BUC, LNB, and iDirect Evolution X3 remote, are available from Talia from as low as $599.
Connecting the world: Talia Voice with Talia Home
All Talia Home services include access to Talia Voice, a Voice over IP service designed to work in concert with VSAT services. Inexpensive worldwide calling as well as incoming call services are available through a pre-paid voucher system, and network resources required for call quality are included in the per minute cost.
iDirect technology powers Talia Home
In a multi-million dollar agreement, iDirect's Evolution technology sits at the heart of Talia Home, enabling Talia to ensure affordable, high quality connectivity and guarantee reliable Service Level Agreements. The performance of the iDirect Evolution platform, iDirect's Group Quality of Service technology and forthcoming advancements to the platform were all factors in Talia's decision.
"Talia Home brings a reliable Internet connection to users who most need it in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. iDirect gives us the flexibility to share bandwidth across a large area while keeping operating costs at a minimum so we can introduce connectivity to a greater number of people at a price they can more readily afford."
~ Alan AFRASIAB
President and Chief Executive Officer, Talia
"We are proud that Talia has selected iDirect's platform to introduce a consumer service designed to bring connectivity to populations currently without basic Internet access. Talia is taking a critical step forward by introducing a large-scale consumer service with a far reaching footprint. The key to this service's success is affordability and reliability - two important standards that have become hallmarks of the iDirect platform."
~ Stephen TUNNICLIFFE
Vice President, Europe, iDirect
Visit Talia and iDirect at CABSAT 2010
The Talia and iDirect teams will be on hand at CABSAT 2010 in Dubai, March 2-4. Talia's booth is located in D2-12, Hall 2, in the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. The iDirect booth can be found in C3-11, Hall 3.
Talia is a top-tier provider of Internet and voice services, recognised as one of the fastest growing satellite Internet providers in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Experts in VSAT, wireless, and voice communications, Talia provides network coverage, services and support in the Middle East, Africa, and Europe. Headquartered in London, Talia operates their own teleport facility in Germany and have support and sales offices in Dubai. Regardless of location, Talia is committed to excellent customer service and top-grade solutions. For more information about Talia, please see: http://www.talia.net/.
iDirect, a subsidiary of VT Systems, is transforming the way the world gets and stays connected. The company's satellite-based IP communications technology enables constant connectivity for voice, video and data applications in diverse and challenging environments. These include extending private networks to remote offices; supporting mobile connectivity across land, sea and air; providing rural telephony and Internet broadband; and maintaining communications in the wake of disasters and network failures. The iDirect Intelligent Platform(TM) integrates advanced technology into iDirect's portfolio of hubs, routers and network management software to address the growing complexity of deploying and managing global IP networks. With more than 13 years of global satellite communications experience, iDirect serves customers in 50 countries through a diverse network of channel partners, including some of the largest satellite providers, operators and carriers in the world and seven of the World Teleport Association's Global Top Ten. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, iDirect has offices in Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Please visit http://www.idirect.net.
VT Systems is a diversified company providing solutions to the commercial and government markets in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. VT Systems products and services include aircraft inspection, maintenance and modification; software solutions in training and simulation; satellite-based IP communications technology; network solutions that integrate data, voice and video; rugged computers and computer peripheral equipment; specialized truck bodies and trailers; weapons and munitions systems; road construction equipment; and shipbuilding. Headquartered in Alexandria, Va., VT Systems operates globally and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ST Engineering. Please visit http://www.vt-systems.com.
Products, tools and platforms offer simplified design solutions for demanding applications
NUREMBERG, Germany, March 2 -- EMBEDDED WORLD 2010 -- Atmel(R) Corporation (NASDAQ:ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced several new microcontroller products, tools and platforms to enable an easier workflow for designers of consumer, industrial, white goods and smart energy applications.
Atmel understands that design engineers have many requirements to meet changing market and customer demands. By offering a variety of microcontroller solutions, Atmel simplifies design flows for our customer's engineers without compromising features and benefits required to bring competitive products quickly to market. These solutions include:
-- A floating point unit (FPU) feature for Atmel's high-performance
32-bit AVR(R) microcontrollers. A FPU enhances the microcontroller's
digital signal processing (DSP) performance in applications like
audio, video and systems control. This allows a system designer to add
more advanced computational algorithms to improve an application's
throughput and precision. It can also lower power consumption as fewer
clock cycles are needed to complete a calculation. High-performance
microcontrollers are an attractive alternative to low- and mid-range
DSPs since they offer better integration, non-volatile on-chip memory,
better code protection and lower power consumption. Atmel's AVR UC3
microcontrollers are designed for high throughput applications with
their dual port SRAM, DMA controller and multi-layer high speed bus
architecture. They are also ideal for portable and battery-operated
applications with their low-power picoPower(R) technology. Continuing
its drive to make a designer's life easier, this latest innovation
targets applications in industrial and automotive control. To learn
more about Atmel's new 32-bit AVR MCUs with floating point, click the
following link: http://www.atmel.com/pressrelease/32bituc3floating.
-- Easy device upgrade path. Atmel's ATtiny4313 products are an extension
to Atmel's tinyAVR(R) product family of low-power, high-performance
microcontrollers now featuring award-winning picoPower technology. The
ATtiny4313 is a new device in the 20-pin tinyAVR family that is code-
and pin-compatible with the existing ATtiny2313A enabling a simple,
swift upgrade for consumer end products. For more information about
ATtiny4313, click the following link: http://www.atmel.com/pressrelease/attiny4313.
-- Easy-to-implement FIPs-certified microcontroller-based security
solutions that prevent cloning and counterfeiting for consumer
applications at banking- and government-security levels. Atmel's new
AT90SO4, the newest member of this MCU product family, offers a wide
range of interfaces to bring security in any system ranging from ink
and toner cartridges to computer and gaming console accessories, white
goods, batteries and chargers, MP3 players, Bluetooth earphones, smart
energy and more. Atmel is also launching its VaultIC200, a new turnkey
security module to prevent IP stealing. Based on AT90SO secureAVR(R)
microcontrollers, it offers multiple interfaces and bundled security
firmware. This easy-to-implement new family will secure an operating
system to efficiently protect brands and IP (intellectual property).
To learn more about these products, please click the following links: http://www.atmel.com/pressrelease/AT90SO4 or http://www.atmel.com/pressrelease/vaultic200.
-- Easy-to-design and complete portfolio of Atmel ARM-based
microcontrollers, featuring devices built around the industry-standard
32-bit Cortex-M3 (SAM3), ARM7T (SAM7) and ARM926 (SAM9) cores. Atmel's
customers can choose from around 100 products, ranging from 100 nA
ultra low-power Flash MCUs up to 400 MHz ARM926 embedded
microprocessors that run Linux, WinCE or Android. To ease application
development, all these devices share peripherals, architecture,
low-level peripheral drivers and more. In addition, Atmel's AT91SAM
products are supported by a high-quality, tightly integrated
ecosystem, providing access to development tools, operating systems,
middleware, protocol stacks, and worldwide technical support and
training, thus ensuring faster time-to-market for your applications.
To learn more about Atmel's ARM-based products, please click the
following link: http://www.atmel.com/nuremberg/at91.
Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of capacitive touch solutions, microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, nonvolatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel is able to provide the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.
(C) 2010 Atmel Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Atmel(R), Atmel logo and combinations thereof, picoPower(R), secureAVR(R) and others, are registered trademarks, VaultIC(TM) and others are trademarks of Atmel Corporation or its subsidiaries. ARM(R) is a registered trademark of ARM Ltd. Other terms and product names may be trademarks of others.
DUBAI, UAE, March 2, 2010-- In a recent survey conducted by the International Quality & Productivity
Centre, 73% of 1,048 respondents have chosen Saudi Arabia as the country they
are most likely to position their digital marketing focus for 2010-2011.
In a country of almost 30 million where 40% of the population are Arabic
speaking digital natives - there has been a rapid increase in global media
and consultancies competing to do business with local companies and brands in
their native language.
The acquisition of Maktoob by Yahoo! in 2009 along with Google's recent
announcement to launch its Buzz feature in Arabic predicts a robust and
sustained future for the digital marketing industry in the region.
At the recent partnership launch between Facebook and Connect Ads it was
revealed that 9.7 million people in the region are part of the social
networking platform, providing a great opportunity for brands to actively
engage directly with this as-yet untapped consumer base.
Click 4.0, a digital marketing conference being held in Dubai from June
20 to 24 2010 commissioned this survey to gauge what marketers across all
industries in the region felt about critical subjects like social media,
integration of digital marketing into the traditional campaign mix and
tackling transparency issues. The survey aims to provide an accurate
reflection of the most pressing issues marketers face in order to help the
developers of Click 4.0 feature the strategies and solutions needed to tackle
51% of respondents also mentioned that their biggest dilemma in the
region was marketing in Arabic, with one marketer wondering how to 'create
remarkable, relevant content... which sticks or resonates' with the target
Abdulla Al-Dabbagh, Marketing Manager of Yahoo! Middle East, Lead Sponsor
for Click 4.0 says "The Internet is a great tool for advertisers as it
provides them with the tools to effectively engage with the region's online
consumers through various sophisticated targeting capabilities and innovative
engagement opportunities. There is a great potential in this market where the
spending on online advertising is expected to grow by 35 - 40% this year in
the region, according to Madar Research. Online is definitely the way forward
and our region is on the right track!"
Joining Yahoo! Middle East as speakers are the region's digital leaders
including Yousef Tuqan of Flip Media, Abdullatif Al Sayegh, former CEO of
Arab Media Group, Alex McNabb of Spot On PR, Kapil Bhatia of HSBC Middle East
Limited, Islam Zween of Logta.com and Reem Bishara of Burger King.
International support for the event has come from all aspects of the digital
marketing industry, including Digital Buzz - the world's number one digital
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Frost & Sullivan Finds Vast Potential for Biometrics Industry in APAC
SINGAPORE, March 1 -- The beginning of 2009 had many worried about how the biometrics industry was going to perform in the wake of the economic recession. As expected, there were a few cancellations and delays in biometric related projects, primarily due to budget cutbacks.
According to Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Senior Research Analyst of Smart Cards and AutoID Navin Rajendra, many smaller vendors saw a drastic reduction in their revenues in the first half of 2009. "In spite of this, the biometrics industry still saw a healthy growth especially in the government vertical with numerous national ID card projects being thrown into the limelight."
Voice biometrics, which has always been in the shadow of physiological biometrics showed promise in 2009 with banks in Asia and Europe testing voice biometrics for banking verification. There is room for improvement in making the technology more accurate, but biometric participants have plenty of promise for the coming years.
Fingerprint biometrics has always been the most widely used type of biometric recognition with more that 70 percent of the biometrics revenues in the Asia Pacific region attributed to fingerprint recognition.
"We can see, however, that this share will reduce gradually in the coming years especially with other biometric technologies like palm vein and hand geometry becoming more feasible and prevalent. Contactless palm vein biometrics was primarily introduced in the APAC region as many people were not comfortable with touching a scanner that had been touched by a number of other individuals," says Rajendra.
He continues, "Through the introduction of contactless palm scanners, biometric technology was readily accepted in countries like Japan and South Korea. More than this, other regions started employing the technology because of its advantages for applications where a contactless medium was required. Hospitals in the United States also began employing contactless palm vein scanner as it allowed individuals to have their palms scanned and verified without any physical contact whilst maintaining a sterile environment."
In terms of industry trends, Rajendra notes that the integration of various biometrics into one single unit for more accurate authentication has been becoming common in the last few years.
"Many vendors in the APAC region are focusing in providing multi modal biometrics that would be able to provide an even higher level of security. More and above this, vendors have been able to penetrate more applications through the integration of biometrics with smart cards," he says.
He continues, "With the integration of biometrics and smart card, biometric verification can take place on the chip in the card in real time without the need for any online verification, cutting down costs. There are many smart cards integrated with biometrics being implemented for government IDs, border control, banking and rural banking."
Rajendra identifies rural banking as an application that has been gaining traction over the last 3 years especially with financial institutions looking at expanding their market coverage. "Biometrics has allowed many financial institutions to enter the rural market which would never have been possible since there was no proper means of authentication in the absence of communication lines."
Looking at the immediate future, Rajendra finds that there will not be a significant decrease in the biometric systems, but rather there will be a better product offering for the same price.
"With improvement in scan rates and new analytical software being introduced in the market, biometrics is no longer being marketed for the sole purpose of security but rather as a tool to gather and assimilate information that would help in the management of an organization. As different types of security are being employed in a single building, system integrators have also ensured that the biometric systems are interoperable with other security systems to bring about a seamless operation," he says.
Looking at the chip and PIN infrastructure for banking cards in the APAC market, the PIN functionality is under-utilized, with only 10 percent of chip-activated cards employed. This presents opportunities for biometric vendors to penetrate this market for user identification at the ATMs in the beginning stages. There were over 2500 million smart cards shipped in the APAC region in 2009, of which only slightly over 11 percent were banking applications. This shows the potential for biometrics to be employed for banking smart cards. There are already certain banks that have their ATMs using fingerprint identification in Japan and South Korea. This is again a small percentage of the total number of ATMs in the region, which the biometric vendors will have to tap in the coming years. The APAC region has the highest density of ATM installed base compared to North America and Europe. For every commercial bank in the APAC region, there were 340 ATMs installed.
This again shows the huge untapped market and opportunity for biometric vendors in the banking vertical. The banking vertical is one of the highest users of PIN codes and passwords and records the highest number of transactions using the same. Each time a password or a PIN code needs to be reset, the bank needs to send the details via paper mail in order to ensure that the intended user receives the codes at the registered address. This results in a non-core activity rise in cost for the institution. Biometric ATMs are in place in small pockets and will expand - especially in countries like India and Singapore in the next couple of years.
The APAC region presents itself with a favourable climate for the large scale deployment of biometrics as the region offers the highest population by density as well as by the sheer number. With issues such as rising cost, companies looking at proper management, security threats and so on, the biometrics industry has a vast potential in the APAC region.
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IP Video Networks (IPVN) Bridges Gap Between Laptop and TV
Laptop to TV technology allows cable subscribers to share and enjoy media from a laptop on a TV without an additional set-top-box or hardware component
SAN DIEGO, March 1 -- IP Video Networks, Inc., a video over IP technology company, introduces a new concept and equipment for cable TV providers that allows subscribers to send video, audio and pictures from a netbook, laptop, or mobile device for immediate viewing on a TV. From a standard web browser the subscriber can identify a video on the web, select "Send to TV," and the cable network delivers the selected content for viewing on the TV. The technology does not require the subscriber to install any additional devices.
IP Video Networks, Inc. developed this technology (patent pending) in 2009 and believes the ubiquitous "TV remote" will migrate to an intelligent but low cost device, such as a netbook or laptop, which will enhance interactive television and simplify content sharing and discovery.
IPVN is offering this technology to selected partners in the cable industry and expects to be a leader in the drive for users to view any content from any source on any cable connected screen. The elegance of the design allows cable network operators to explore new business models around a new service for existing subscribers.
"This new capability solves the nagging technical issues that always come up while trying to share video content, viewable on PC devices, with the home TV," said Bob Coackley, IPVN's Chief Executive Officer. "Customers will be able to select any content from the Web and push movies, clips or other rich media to the TV. This technology is part of our commitment to help cable companies stay at the forefront in offering their subscribers the best entertainment offerings that technology can support."
"There are many additional opportunities that this technology offers," said Jarrod Hammes, Vice President of Marketing at IPVN. "As IPVN's technology does not require the cable operator or user to deploy a new set-top-box, it simplifies interactive television by enabling a laptop to provide a great user interface, while leveraging the existing HD capabilities and network capabilities built by the cable operators."
About IP Video Networks, Inc.
IP Video Networks, Inc. provides IP video transport products to broadcasters, satellite operators, cable MSOs, and telecom operators. At the core of the company's capabilities is expertise in IP Video, supported by patented technology and deep knowledge of digital video transport. IPVN's Path 1 division produces long-haul Vx, Cx, and Ax product families that guarantee broadcast quality for contribution and distribution of professional real-time video over public or private IP networks, including the Internet. The VIDx product family easily integrates into legacy networks to support Video on Demand, HDTV, and digital simulcast applications, while significantly reducing capital expenditure and extending the useful life of operators' core networks. IP Video Networks, Inc., based in San Diego, California, is a privately held company. More information about IP Video Networks, Inc. can be found online: http://www.ipvn.com.
Source: IP Video Networks, Inc.
CONTACT: Jarrod Hammes of IP Video Networks, +1-858-366-4391,
T-Venture investment strengthens the company's broadband communications market position and gives a competitive edge for future developments
MUNICH/NEUBIBERG and BONN, Germany, March 1 -- Lantiq, a leading company in next-generation access and home networking technologies, and T-Venture today announced the closing of a strategic investment. T- Venture, the venture capital company of Deutsche Telekom, is supporting Lantiq with a capital investment and will provide future strategic advice to the company. By agreement, the terms of the deal remain undisclosed.
"We are pleased to announce that we have taken our relationship with Deutsche Telekom Group to the next level with this investment, and our partnership will help drive our products and technology roadmap for the benefit of our customers and the industry," stated Christian Wolff, CEO of Lantiq. "Deutsche Telekom is one of the world's leading carriers defining and driving the architecture of next generation networks. The investment in Lantiq demonstrates trust and enthusiasm in our business strategy and technology portfolio, and we look forward to working together."
"Continuing to expand and improve broadband infrastructure is a priority for Deutsche Telekom. We are convinced of the great potential that Lantiq's innovative semiconductor solutions offer," said Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, Member of the Board of Management T-Home, Technology, and Managing Director Technology, T-Mobile Germany. "Lantiq's innovative technology portfolio and future product and market roadmaps perfectly match Deutsche Telekom's needs. Both parties involved can profit from the investment - in terms of technology as well as market success."
With revenue of more than 450 million USD in 2009, Lantiq is the second largest fabless semiconductor company in Europe. Lantiq continues to bring broadband solutions to life and remains dedicated to its customers, enabling carrier innovations for next generation networks and digital homes. According to the most recent market research data from iSuppli for 3Q09, Lantiq ships 34% of all xDSL ports worldwide, which positions the company as a leading provider for wireline access networks.
Lantiq offers a broad and innovative product portfolio for Next Generation Networks and the Digital Home. The company has a global team of about 1,000 experts in Europe, North America, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific regions. The company is headquartered in Neubiberg just outside of Munich, Germany and specializes on broadband communications, encompassing analog, digital and mixed-signal ICs along with comprehensive software suites. Lantiq is a fabless company, and its semiconductor solutions are deployed by major carriers and in home networks in every region of the world. Further information is available at: http://www.lantiq.com/
T-Venture Holding GmbH, is one of the most important corporate venture capital companies in the world. Founded in 1997 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom AG, it has since then invested in young companies that demonstrate economic and technological synergies with the Deutsche Telekom business units as well as above-average growth potential. Its head office is in Bonn. It is supported and complemented in its activities by T-Venture of America, Inc. in Foster City, Silicon Valley, and in Seattle. Investment activities focus on Europe, the United States and Asia. T-Venture currently manages the T-Mobile Venture Fund, the Connected Life and Work Fund, the T- Home Venture Fund, the T-Systems Venture Fund and the T-Corporate Venture Fund. Further information is available at: http://www.t-venture.de/
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Lantiq Media Relations North America
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96901486, media-relations@Lantiq.com , Lantiq Media Relations North America,
Sarah LaLiberte, +1-978-502-8558, Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org, both of Lantiq;
Sabine Kohl of T-Venture, +49-228-308-48-0, fax, +49-228-308-48-819, t-
Crackle.com Garners Most Streamy Award Nominations for a Video Network or Production Company
'The Bannen Way' Surpasses 13 Million Views and Collects Most Nominations For Any Series
CULVER CITY, Calif., March 1 -- Crackle.com, Sony Picture Entertainment's online video network, today received 13 nominations, the most nominations for any network or production company for the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards, honoring excellence in original web television programming.
Crackle's THE BANNEN WAY, ANGEL OF DEATH, WOKE UP DEAD and MOMMY XXX received a combined total of 13 nominations. THE BANNEN WAY, which has surpassed 13 million views on Crackle.com, received a total of seven nominations, including Best New Web Series and Best New Drama Series, the most for any show. The winners will be announced by the International Academy of Web Television on April 7th and April 11th at two separate ceremonies in Hollywood, CA.
"Audiences are clearly responding to our high-quality, innovative originals, as evidenced by the traffic to 'The Bannen Way,'" said Eric Berger, Senior Vice President, Digital Networks. "We're thrilled that the Academy chose to recognize the talented individuals who worked so tirelessly to make these shows successful."
Crackle's nominations in the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards include:
-- "Angel of Death" for Best Female Actor in a Drama Series - Zoe Bell
-- "Angel of Death" for Best Drama Series
-- "Angel of Death" for Best Editing in a Web Series - Jochen Kunstler &
-- "Angel of Death" for Best Cinematography in a Web Series - Carl Herse
-- "Mommy XXX" for Best Reality or Documentary Web Series
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Drama Series
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best New Web Series
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Male Actor in a Drama Series - Mark Gantt
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Director for a Drama Web Series - Jesse
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Writing for a Drama Web Series - Mark Gantt
& Jesse Warren
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Product Integration in a Web Series - Jaguar
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Editing in a Web Series - Zack Arnold
-- "Woke Up Dead" for Best Product Integration in a Web Series - Kodak
The Bannen Way
THE BANNEN WAY is the sexy, fast-paced series starring Mark Gantt ("Ocean's Eleven"); Vanessa Marcil ("Lipstick Jungle," "Las Vegas"); Gabriel Tigerman ("Supernatural"); Michael Ironside ("Terminator Salvation," Total Recall," "Smallville"); Academy-Award® nominee Robert Forster ("Jackie Brown," "Heroes"); and special guest star, Academy-Award® nominee Michael Lerner ("Entourage," "Elf," "Barton Fink").
The high-octane, slick series follows Neal Bannen (Mark Gantt), a charming con-man and thief with a police chief for a father (Michael Ironside); a mob boss for an uncle (Robert Forster); and a penchant for fine women - like Madison (Vanessa Marcil), who wants to turn his life around and leave the criminal lifestyle once and for all. All Bannen has to do is complete one more job in order to pay off his debt to a notorious gangster...which just doesn't work out as easily as he'd hoped.
THE BANNEN WAY is directed by Jesse Warren, who co-wrote and serves as an executive producer with Mark Gantt, who stars in the series. THE BANNEN WAY is produced by Sony Pictures Television. THE BANNEN WAY can be viewed at http://crackle.com/c/The_Bannen_Way
Angel of Death
ANGEL OF DEATH is the live-action, online series for Crackle.com, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video network, which stars actress and renowned stuntwoman Zoe Bell (Tarantino's "Death Proof"), Doug Jones ("Hellboy"), Vail Bloom ("The Young and the Restless"), and Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess"), among others. The online series is created and written by one of the most acclaimed writers working in the comic world today, famed Eisner award-winning comic book author Ed Brubaker ("Captain America," "Criminal," "Daredevil").
ANGEL OF DEATH is about a remorseless assassin, Eve (Zoe Bell), employed by a ruthless crime family. After suffering a severe head trauma while on the job, she begins to hallucinate and becomes haunted by her victims. As a result of the injury, Eve is determined to make up for her past crimes by seeking revenge on those who ordered the hits in the first place -- her mob employers. ANGEL OF DEATH can be viewed at http://www.crackle.com/c/Angel_Of_Death
MOMMY XXX takes us inside Demi's home -- known as "the Castle or Compound" -- in The Valley where porn wannabes and naive newcomers to the adult film world hang out. In documenting the day-to-day life of a busy mom who also happens to be a real-life porn star, MOMMY XXX episodes will expose Demi Delia's personal side: a joyous and free-wheeling birthday party attended by friends from the porn industry; her daughter's first visit to the gynecologist; a typical day at "the office"; breast augmentation surgery; but even more surprising is how diametrically opposite and straight-laced her children are as they express their honest feelings about their mom and her lifestyle. MOMMY XXX is produced by Teru Media and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. MOMMY XXX can be viewed at http://crackle.com/c/Mommy_XXX
Woke Up Dead
WOKE UP DEAD is the live-action zombie comedy from Electric Farm Entertainment for Crackle.com, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video network. The original online series stars comedian Jon Heder ("Napoleon Dynamite," "Blades of Glory"), Josh Gad ("Back to You," "The Rocker"), Krysten Ritter ("Breaking Bad," "27 Dresses"), Jean Smart ("24," "Samantha Who?") and Wayne Knight ("Seinfeld"), among others.
In WOKE UP DEAD, Heder stars as Drex Greene, a regular recent college grad who finds himself undergoing an inexplicable transformation that begins when he wakes up at the bottom of a water-filled bathtub. Drex's roommate Matt, who has been eagerly filming his demise, informs him that he's easily (and inhumanly) been underwater for more than half-hour. As he starts to develop zombie-like tendencies, Drex finds it increasingly difficult to focus on his new job and his love life, so he enlists the help of two friends, Cassie and Matt, to help him uncover the truth about the peculiar changes he is experiencing. In the process, Drex meets his match - an exotic beauty named Aurora - who may hold the answers to Drex's many questions. Drex must decipher whether he really IS a zombie, like Matt is convinced he is, or whether he's something entirely different.
WOKE UP DEAD is directed by veteran TV director, writer and producer Tim O'Donnell ("Lizzie McGuire," "Clueless"); written by John Fasano ("Darkness Falls," "Another 48 Hours"); and executive produced by Stan Rogow ("Afterworld," "Gemini Division," "Lizzie McGuire") and Brent Friedman ("Gemini Division," "Star Trek: Enterprise"). WOKE UP DEAD can be viewed at http://www.crackle.com/c/Woke_Up_Dead
Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures' vast library of television series and feature films. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today, offering audiences quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music and reality. Crackle reaches an impressive audience through its diverse online and mobile distribution network. Visit Crackle's site at http://www.crackle.com
CONTACT: Sarah Levinson Rothman of 42West, +1-646-254-6030,
Sarah.Rothman@42west.net, or Melissa Armstrong of Sony Pictures Television,
+1-310-244-6467, Melissa_Armstrong@spe.sony.com, both for Crackle.com
Building Engines, Inc. Responds to Struggling Real Estate Market and Announces the 'NOCOST' Vacant Building Relief Program
BOSTON, March 1 -- Building Engines, provider of a comprehensive web-based operations management solution for owners and managers of all property types, today responded to the struggling real estate market with the launch of a new Vacant Building Relief Program. The program, No Occupancy Carry-Over System Trial ("NOCOST"), allows owners and managers of vacant buildings to use the Building Engines operations and workflow management system to control inspections, track zero occupancy preventive maintenance tasks and maintain the overall value of vacant assets at no cost.
NOCOST is an effective response to dropping occupancy rates and the first program of its kind in the industry. It is available, free of charge, to commercial property owners and managers of office, retail, residential, mixed use, industrial or warehouse buildings in the United States and Canada for the lifetime of a building's vacancy. Users will have access to the complete Building Engines operations management solution and standard implementation guidance, as well as a library of recommended maintenance tasks tailored specifically for vacant buildings. Additionally, NOCOST members will receive the same Tier-One Building Engines service and support that all its customers experience.
"Empty buildings are an unfortunate reality these days," said David Osborn, President and CEO of Building Engines. "While empty buildings may require less oversight than occupied buildings, they still need regular maintenance to preserve value. NOCOST is a triple win for owners and managers of empty assets, giving them expense relief while preserving asset value for the long term - all while experiencing the most effective operations management system in the business."
The total square feet of all applicable buildings must meet or exceed 250,000 square feet to be eligible. At the time the asset becomes occupied, users will have the option to continue using the product at a reasonable cost, or to terminate at no charge.
To learn more about the Building Engines vacant building relief program, NOCOST, please call 866.301.5300.
Building Engines, Inc.
Building Engines is a web-based system providing owners and managers of all property types with a comprehensive solution for improving operations and workflow management. Founded in 2000 by an entrepreneurial team of building and facilities operations management professionals, Building Engines serves the needs of 80 enterprises, managing more than 1700 individual facilities and 200 million sq. ft. of property. More information: http://www.buildingengines.com/ .
CHANTILLY, Va., March 1 -- Anticipating hiring for nearly 1,000 jobs this year, TASC, Inc. (TASC) hosts its first hiring event since becoming an independent company.
When: March 3, 2010
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST
Where: Westfields Marriott Hotel
14750 Conference Center Drive,
"TASC has a long history as a premiere employer in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area," said Wood Parker, TASC president and chief executive officer. "We are a people business and take our commitment to our employees, our customers and our community seriously. We are eager to welcome new professionals to our industry-leading team."
Find information about the company's current job openings at http://www.tasc.com. Most positions require an active security clearance and U.S. citizenship. TASC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
TASC is a premier provider of advanced system engineering and integration and decision-support services across the intelligence community, Department of Defense and civilian agencies of the federal government. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with our customers toward one goal--the success of their missions. Our broad portfolio of services includes system and policy analysis; program, financial and acquisition management; enterprise engineering and integration; advanced concept and technology development; and test and evaluation. With nearly 5,000 employees, TASC generates more than $1.6 billion in annual revenue.
George Lundberg, MD, Joins MedPage Today(R) as Editor-at-Large
LITTLE FALLS, N.J., March 1 -- MedPage Today, the online daily breaking medical news service for medical professionals, is pleased to announce that George Lundberg, MD, has joined as Editor-at-Large, effective Monday, March 1, 2010.
Dr. Lundberg is well known to physicians as a past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and its Archives publications. Most recently he was Editor-in-Chief of The Medscape Journal of Medicine, the original open-access general medical journal, and Editor-in-Chief of eMedicine at WebMD. At MedPage Today, Dr. Lundberg will make regular contributions and help shape its coverage of clinically relevant news.
Robert Stern, CEO of MedPage Today, said, "We are thrilled to have Dr. Lundberg as part of our editorial group. George is a dynamic national leader and a recognized voice in both medical publishing and healthcare policy."
Dr. Lundberg currently serves as President of the Lundberg Institute, and is a consulting professor of pathology and health research policy at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the National Library of Medicine.
"I have been teaching and communicating with physicians and healthcare professionals my entire career. As Editor-at-Large with MedPage Today I will have a dynamic new tool to help my colleagues keep up with the challenging and ever-changing world of medical practice," said Dr. Lundberg.
"Dr. Lundberg brings to the MedPage Today leadership team a long-established network within journal publishing, clinical medicine, and healthcare policy. That background and the journalistic resources that are the hallmark of MedPage Today will prove to be a winning combination for both MedPage Today and the clinicians who rely upon it for breaking medical news," Stern added.
Dr. Lundberg can be reached at email@example.com.
About MedPage Today
MedPage Today is the only service for physicians that provides a clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading. Co-developed by MedPage Today and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Medical Education, each article alerts clinicians to breaking medical news, with summaries and actionable information enabling them to better understand the implications.
Physicians and other healthcare professionals may also receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits at no cost by completing these educational programs. CME is required of physicians in approximately 30 states, and utilization of electronic CME is growing at an estimated 80% annual rate.
CoSine Communications, Inc. Announces Financial Results for the Year and Quarter Ended December 31, 2009
LOS GATOS, Calif., March 1 -- CoSine Communications, Inc. (Pink Sheets: COSN), today announced net loss of $597,000 or $(0.06) loss per share for the year ended December 31, 2009 as compared to net loss of $15,000 or $(0.00) per share for the year ended December 31, 2008. Net loss for the quarter ended December 31, 2009 was $152,000 or $(0.02) loss per share as compared to net loss of $92,000 or $(0.01) per share for the quarter ended December 31, 2008.
CoSine also announced the expansion of its strategic plan to include investing its resources with the potential for capital gains. CoSine's expanded strategic plan is to redeploy its existing resources to identify and acquire, or invest in, one or more operating businesses with the potential for generating taxable income and/or capital gains.
About Cosine Communications
CoSine Communications was founded in 1998 as a global telecommunications equipment supplier. As of December 31, 2006, CoSine had ceased all its product and customer service related operations. CoSine's strategic plan is to redeploy its existing resources to identify and acquire, or invest in, one or more operating businesses with the potential for generating taxable income and/or capital gains. This strategy may allow CoSine to realize future cash flow benefits from its net operating loss carry-forwards ("NOLs"). As of this date, no candidates have been identified, and no assurance can be given that CoSine will find suitable candidates, and if it does, that it will be able to utilize its existing NOLs.
Safe Harbor Warning
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which include, among others, statements concerning CoSine's expected financial performance, exploration of strategic alternatives, and business outlook, expected performance and developments. The company uses words such as "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "expect," "future," "intend" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.
Factors that might cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, Cosine's ability to identify and effectuate desirable strategic acquisitions, the time and costs required to explore and investigate possible transactions and other corporate actions, management and board interest in and distraction due to exploring and investigating strategic alternatives, the reactions, either positive or negative, of investors, competitors, customers, employees and others to CoSine exploring and executing possible strategic acquisitions. A detailed discussion of these factors and other risks that affect CoSine's business is contained in its SEC filings, including its most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, particularly under the heading "Risk Factors." Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which reflect management's opinions only as of the date hereof. CoSine undertakes no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to these forward-looking statements.
For additional information contact:
CoSine Communications, Inc.
STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data)
Three months Twelve months
December 31, December 31,
2009 2008 2009 2008
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General and administrative 154 215 738 721
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Total operating expenses 154 215 738 721
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Loss from operations (154) (215) (738) (721)
Interest income and other 2 123 141 706
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Loss before taxes (152) (92) (597) (15)
Income tax provision - - - -
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Net Loss $(152) $(92) $(597) $(15)
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Basic net loss per share $(0.02) $(0.01) $(0.06) $(0.00)
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Diluted net loss per share $(0.02) $(0.01) $(0.06) $(0.00)
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Shares used in computing basic and
diluted net loss per share
Basic 10,091 10,091 10,091 10,091
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Diluted 10,091 10,091 10,091 10,091
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CoSine Communications, Inc.
CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
2009 December 31,
(Unaudited) 2008 (1)
Cash and cash equivalents $22,564 $9,155
Short-term investments - 13,997
Interest receivable 2 96
Prepaid expenses and other current
assets 28 31
Total current assets 22,594 23,279
Long-term deposits 3 3
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS'
Accounts payable $172 $207
Other accrued liabilities 60 53
Total current liabilities 232 260
Common stock 1 1
Additional paid-in capital 539,088 539,060
Accumulated other comprehensive
income - 88
Accumulated deficit (516,724) (516,127)
Total stockholders' equity 22,365 23,022
(1) Amounts are derived from the December 31, 2008 audited financial
Source: CoSine Communications, Inc.
CONTACT: Terry Gibson of CoSine Communications, Inc., +1-408-399-6494,
DATATRAK Attends 22nd Annual DIA EuroMeeting in Monaco
CLEVELAND, March 1 -- DATATRAK International, Inc. (OTCQX: DATA), a technology and services company focused on global eClinical solutions for the clinical trials industry, today announced its attendance at the Drug Information Association's 22nd Annual EuroMeeting to be held at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco on March 8-10.
Attendees are invited to visit Bill Coates, Vice President of Sales, and Martijn Princen, Director of European Sales, at Booth 72 to see how DATATRAK ONE(TM) provides a singular vision for the product and service delivery of all your clinical trial needs. Interested parties may also schedule a personal demonstration during the show by sending an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About DIA Europe.
DIA's Annual EuroMeeting is the largest event of its kind in Europe, attracting more than 3,000 professionals from over 50 countries. It brings together professionals from the biopharmaceutical industry, contract service organizations, academic research centers, regulatory agencies, health ministries, patient organizations and trade associations. The event will host more than 350 speakers and 250 exhibitors. For more information on the 22nd Annual EuroMeeting, please see http://www.diahome.org/.
About DATATRAK International, Inc.
DATATRAK International, Inc. is a worldwide technology and services company focused on the provision of multi-component eClinical solutions and related services for the clinical trials industry. We operate under the vision of DATATRAK ONE(TM), which encompasses our unique, single platform technology. The singular architecture of our DATATRAK eClinical(TM) product suite has been embraced by clients around the globe for its ability to effectively manage clinical trials through a unified multi-component, comprehensive solution. The Company delivers a complete portfolio of software products that were created in order to accelerate clinical research data from investigative sites to clinical trial sponsors and ultimately the appropriate regulatory agency, faster and more efficiently than manual methods or loosely integrated technologies. DATATRAK's eClinical(TM) software suite can be deployed worldwide through an ASP offering or in a licensed Enterprise Transfer model that fully empowers its clients. The DATATRAK software suite and its earlier versions have successfully supported hundreds of international clinical trials involving thousands of clinical research sites and encompassing tens of thousands of patients in 59 countries. DATATRAK International, Inc.'s product suite has been utilized in some aspect of the clinical development of 16 drugs and one medical device that have received regulatory approval from either the United States Food and Drug Administration or counterpart European bodies. DATATRAK International, Inc. has offices located in Cleveland, Ohio, and Bryan, Texas. Visit the DATATRAK International, Inc. web site at http://www.datatrak.net.
Except for the historical information contained in this press release, the statements made in this release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made based on management's expectations, assumptions, estimates and current beliefs concerning the operations, future results and prospects of the Company and are subject to uncertainties and factors (including those specified below) which are difficult to predict and, in many instances, are beyond the control of the Company. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include the limited operating history on which the Company's performance can be evaluated; the ability of the Company to continue to enhance its software products to meet customer and market needs; fluctuations in the Company's quarterly results; the viability of the Company's business strategy and its early stage of development; the timing of clinical trial sponsor decisions to conduct new clinical trials or cancel or delay ongoing trials; the Company's dependence on major customers; government regulation associated with clinical trials and the approval of new drugs; the ability of the Company to compete in the emerging EDC market; losses that potentially could be incurred from breaches of contracts or loss of customer data; the inability to protect intellectual property rights or the infringement upon other's intellectual property rights; the costs associated with maintaining and/or developing two product suites; and general economic conditions such as the rate of employment, inflation, interest rates and the condition of capital markets. This list of factors is not all-inclusive. In addition, the Company's success depends on the outcome of various strategic initiatives it has undertaken, all of which are based on assumptions made by the Company concerning trends in the clinical research market and the health care industry. The Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statement whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Source: DATATRAK International, Inc.
CONTACT: Raymond J. Merk, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating
Officer, DATATRAK International, Inc., +1-440-443-0082, x181
On Center Software Wins Big in Constructech's 2010 Top Products
ON-SCREEN TAKEOFF(R) AND QUICK BID AMONG TOP PRODUCTS
THE WOODLANDS, Texas, March 1 -- On Center Software, the market leader in construction-industry software and estimating solutions, proudly announces its software is included in Constructech Magazine's Top Products of 2010. Selected by the Constructech editorial team, On Center Software's On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid were both chosen as Trusted Products based on "the overall usefulness and uniqueness of the products to the construction industry."
Along with the honor of obtaining two Top Products awards, On Center Software also received special recognition for its Digital Production Control project-tracking software and its Digital Takeoff Table® solution. Both of these On Center Software products were among Constructech's top five products that contractors should "keep an eye on" in 2010, according to the magazine's editorial team.
More information about the 2010 Top Products winners as well as a more in-depth On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid profile are available in the March issue of Constructech Commercial magazine.
From the perspective of the contractor and corporate owner, Constructech Commercial magazine uncovers the necessary tools to increase productivity and profitability and reveals the value of information technology tools and building control automation.
About On Center Software, Inc.
Located in The Woodlands, Texas, On Center Software, Inc., is a privately held company providing software and training to construction-industry professionals. The company's mission is to transform the estimating, takeoff and production-tracking experiences for construction-industry professionals by developing and supporting innovative, practical, comprehensive software solutions that turn winning bids into profitable projects. The On Center ProfitBuilding Suite of products includes Quick Bid, On-Screen Takeoff®, Digital Production Control(TM) and the Digital Takeoff Table®.
Metafile Information Systems' Vice President of Technical Services Receives Award for Industry Leadership
Supply & Demand Chain Executive names Jim Mandt a 2010 Supply Chain "Pro to Know"
ROCHESTER, Minn., March 1 -- Jim Mandt, vice president of technical services with Metafile Information Systems, Inc. (http://www.metaviewer.com) has been named a recipient of the "2010 Provider Pros to Know" award by Supply & Demand Chain Executive. Metafile is an independent provider of paperless document management applications supporting accounts payable (AP), accounts receivable (AR), and human resources departments and has served middle-market and large businesses for more than 30 years.
Through his work with clients in a variety of industries in the AP realm, Mandt has developed a cross-industry philosophy centered on restructuring and adapting AP processes and best practices prior to implementation of new technology to ensure maximum value for an organization's technology investment. It is this philosophy that has helped Mandt become a respected advisor to his clients and well-regarded by his peers.
"Jim understands technology's influence, and is often on-site with our customers as technology is implemented. Jim also ensures technology continues to deliver value by scaling as our customers' organizations grow," said Nick Sprau, vice president of marketing for Metafile. "We are extremely proud that Jim is being recognized for both his depth of knowledge and for his exceptional customer service during and after implementation of AP automation technology."
The Supply & Demand Chain Executive "2010 Provider Pros to Know" includes a list of individuals from software firms, service providers, consultancies, or analyst or research firms who have personally helped clients address the challenges of the recession and prepare for the recovery ahead.
"The '2010 Provider Pros to Know' have shown themselves to be thought-leaders in the supply chain industry," said Andrew K. Reese, editor of Supply & Demand Chain Executive. "Highlighting the learnings that the Provider Pros to Know have taken out of the Great Recession provides our readers with a wealth of best practices that they can apply in their own supply chains, as well as insights into how leading organizations are positioning themselves for competitive advantage in the Great Recovery ahead."
Supply & Demand Chain Executive, which defined criteria for the Provider Pros to Know, issued a call for nominations in November 2009. Beginning in January, the magazine's editorial selection committee culled through more than 400 submissions to find the applicants that best fit the criteria, which included demonstrated willingness to assist clients in addressing the challenges of the recession and working to meet the challenges that supply chains will face in the coming year.
"Businesses must not simply 'throw' technology at their existing processes; they must review those processes and fix them first to ensure seamless and effective technology integration," said Mandt. "It's great to be recognized as a Provider Pro to Know, and I look forward to bringing process improvement, efficiency, transparency, and cost savings to the supply chains of more organizations in more industries' in the future."
In his role as the vice president of technical services at Metafile, Jim Mandt oversees Metafile's help desk, and professional services teams, and is responsible for all aspects of providing technical support to Metafile's customers, as well as project analysis and design for both new-customer installations and expansions within existing customers.
About Metafile Information Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Rochester, Minn., Metafile is an established, independent, and efficient provider of paperless document management software applications supporting accounts payable, accounts receivable, and human resources departments in middle-market and large businesses nationwide. More than 3,500 organizations have translated Metafile's content management solutions into enterprise-wide value and competitive advantage. MetaViewer is Metafile's flagship paperless document management solution, offering paper and electronic invoice capture, Web-based workflow, two- and three-way matching, real-time graphical visibility, and full ERP integration. Today, more than 15,000 financial professionals worldwide are efficiently processing more than 15 million paperless transactions per week with the MetaViewer solution. For more information, call 1-800-638-2445, or visit http://www.metafile.com.
Source: Metafile Information Systems, Inc.
CONTACT: Susie Johnston, Airfoil Public Relations, +1-248-304-1449,
Atmel Receives French Worker Approval for Sale of Rousset Fab
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 1 -- Atmel(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), a leader in microcontroller and touch solutions, today announced that the proposed sale of Atmel's wafer fabrication operation in Rousset, France, to LFoundry GmbH has been approved by employees at the facility and the Rousset Works Council. Subsequent to receiving Works Council approval, Atmel sought and obtained approval from its Board of Directors to enter into a stock purchase agreement with LFoundry for the sale, which is expected to close in the second quarter. Over 700 workers are currently employed at the Rousset fab, which manufactures Atmel's high-performance ASIC, Memory and Microcontroller devices.
"We are pleased that the employees in Rousset have voted in favor of the fab sale to LFoundry and support the continuation of employment and business in France," said Steven Laub, Atmel's President and CEO. "This is an excellent outcome for all parties, including our employees, the local community, our customers, Atmel and its shareholders."
Atmel is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of microcontrollers, advanced logic, mixed-signal, non-volatile memory and radio frequency (RF) components. Leveraging one of the industry's broadest intellectual property (IP) technology portfolios, Atmel provides the electronics industry with complete system solutions focused on consumer, industrial, security, communications, computing and automotive markets.
LFoundry, headquartered near Munich in Erding, Germany, is a leading analog/mixed-signal silicon foundry with a 200mm production line providing access to manufacturing services down to advanced analog 0.15 micron CMOS technologies with innovative extensions. Based in the heart of Europe, LFoundry is in an excellent position to support a wide portfolio of applications, especially when it comes down to high flexibility and the customization of technologies.
Safe Harbor for Forward-Looking Statements
Information in this release regarding Atmel's forecasts, outlook, expectations and beliefs are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements include statements about the proposed sale of Atmel's wafer fabrication business in Rousset, France to LFoundry, as well as the effects of such a transaction; Atmel's transformation plans, and exploration of strategic alternatives for its ASIC business and related manufacturing assets. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based upon information available to Atmel as of the date of this release, and could change, and the company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results could differ materially from current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include the general economic conditions, risk relating to the negotiation, signing and closing of a transaction with LFoundry, including the risk that the parties may not sign definitive agreements relating to the transaction; that required approvals may not be obtained in a timely manner or at all, or that certain conditions to closing may not be satisfied in a timely manner or at all; the inability to realize the anticipated benefits of a potential transaction with LFoundry, if consummated, or of other recent strategic transactions, restructuring plans and other initiatives in a timely manner or at all; unanticipated costs and expenses or the inability to identify expenses that can be eliminated; and other risks detailed from time to time in Atmel's SEC reports and filings, including our Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, filed on March 1, 2010.
Investor Contact: Media Contacts:
Deborah Stapleton Barrett Golden and Jamie Wert
IR counsel Joele Frank, Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher
Source: Atmel Corporation
CONTACT: Investors, Deborah Stapleton, IR counsel, +1-650-470-4200,
email@example.com; or Media, Barrett Golden and Jamie Wert of Joele Frank,
Wilkinson Brimmer Katcher, +1-212-355-4449, all for Atmel Corporation
EDCI Holdings, Inc. Schedules 4Q2009 and FY2009 Earnings Release and Conference Call, To Provide Update on EDCI Plan of Dissolution
NEW YORK, March 1 -- EDCI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: EDCI) ("the Company" or "EDCI"), today announced that on March 5, 2010, it will report its financial results for the 4Q2009 and FY2009 and give an update on the EDCI Plan of Dissolution ("Plan of Dissolution'), which was approved by EDCI's shareholders on January 7, 2010. EDCI is the majority shareholder of Entertainment Distribution Company, LLC ("EDC"), a European provider of supply chain services to the optical disc market. The Plan of Dissolution does not directly involve the operating business, assets, liabilities or corporate existence of EDC and its subsidiaries, however, during EDCI's minimum three-year dissolution period, EDCI will continue to seek value for its investment in EDC by exploring strategic alternatives and seeking, as appropriate, cash distributions, subject to applicable legal requirements.
The Company will host a conference call to discuss its 4Q2009 and FY2009 financial results and the Plan of Dissolution on Monday, March 8, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. EST. To access the conference call, please dial (800) 642-1740 or (706) 634-7533 (international callers) and conference code 57353520. A live webcast of the conference call will also be available on the Company's corporate Web site, located at http://www.edcih.com.
Clarke Bailey, Chief Executive Officer, will host the call. Additional call participants will be as follows:
-- Matthew Behrent, EVP, Corporate Development and Legal Counsel
-- Roger Morgan, EVP, International Operations of EDC
-- John Fitzgerald, Chief Operating Officer of EDC GmbH
-- Michael Nixon, Office of the CFO, Chief Accounting Officer and
-- Kyle Blue, Office of the CFO, Treasurer
A replay of the conference call will be available through midnight EST on Wednesday, March 17, 2010. The replay can be accessed by dialing (800) 642-1687 or (706) 645-9291 (international callers). The conference code for the replay is 57353520.
Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the timing of certain actions contemplated by the Plan of Dissolution. When used in this press release, the words "will," "expects," or "intends to" and other similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions, expectations, forecasts, assumptions and estimates of management at the time the statements are made and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or the level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements to differ materially from our expectations of future results, level of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by those statements. Such differences may be caused by factors such as, but not limited to, EDCI's ability to sell its assets in a timely manner or at all pursuant to its Plan of Dissolution; EDCI's ability to settle, make reasonable provision for, or otherwise resolve its liabilities and obligations; a change in economic conditions; the risks associated with EDCI's dependence on Universal Music Group's cooperation regarding any transaction involving EDC; and our Board of Director's ability to abandon or delay the implementation of the plan of dissolution. More information about these and other important factors that could affect our business and financial results is included in the "Risk Factors" section of our quarterly report on Form 10-Q we filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on October 30, 2009 and the proxy statement we filed with the SEC on November 16, 2009, as well as EDCI's other filings with the SEC. EDCI undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
About EDCI Holdings, Inc.
EDCI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EDCI). is engaged in a final Plan of Complete Liquidation and Dissolution ("Plan of Dissolution") that was approved by EDCI's shareholders at a Special Meeting held on January 7, 2010. EDCI is also the majority shareholder of Entertainment Distribution Company, LLC ("EDC"), a European provider of supply chain services to the optical disc market. The Plan of Dissolution does not directly involve the operating business, assets, liabilities or corporate existence of EDC and its subsidiaries, however, during EDCI's minimum three-year dissolution period, EDCI will continue to seek value for its investment in EDC by exploring strategic alternatives and seeking, as appropriate, cash distributions, subject to applicable legal requirements. For more information, please visit http://www.edcih.com.
China Distance Education Holdings Limited Reports First Quarter 2010 Results
-- Revenue increased by 13% year-over-year
-- Total course enrollments increased by 7% year-over-year
BEIJING, March 1 -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE:DL) ("CDEL", or the "Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, reported today its unaudited financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2010 ended December 31, 2009.
First Quarter Fiscal 2010 Business and Financial Highlights:
-- Total course enrollments were 365,000, an increase of 7.0% from the
first quarter of fiscal 2009.
-- Net revenues increased 13.0% over the first quarter of fiscal 2009 to
-- Gross profit decreased 23.1% from the first quarter of fiscal 2009 to
-- Gross profit margin was 33.5%, compared to 49.2% in the fiscal first
quarter of 2009. Non-GAAP(1) gross margin was 42.1%, compared to 58.2%
in the same period of 2009.
-- Net loss was US$1.3 million, compared to net loss of US$0.5 million in
the first quarter of fiscal 2009.
-- Non-GAAP(1) net loss excluding share-based compensation was US$0.2
million, compared to non-GAAP(1) net income of US$0.4 million in the
first quarter of fiscal 2009.
-- Basic and diluted net loss per American Depositary Share ("ADS") were
US$0.038, compared to basic and diluted net loss per ADS of US$0.013,
for the first quarter of fiscal 2009. Each ADS represents four ordinary
-- Basic and diluted non-GAAP(1) net loss per ADS excluding share-based
compensation charge were US$0.005, compared to basic and diluted
non-GAAP(1) net income per ADS of US$0.013, for the first quarter of
-- Deferred revenue and refundable fees balance was US$11.9 million, a
22.8% increase from the balance of US$9.7 million for the first quarter
of fiscal 2009.
(1) For more information about the non-GAAP financial measures contained
in this press release, please see "Use of non-GAAP Financial
Recent Business Developments:
-- The Company continued the successful expansion of its study process
monitoring program for self-taught higher education learners with
approval to offer the programs in both Jiangsu and Yunnan Province in
December 2009 and January 2010, respectively. The self-taught higher
education program is a self-study program designed to allow learners in
China to obtain post-secondary education without having to pass the
Uniform Entrance Exams ("Gaokao") or attend a traditional college or
university. The rollout of this program into Jiangsu and Yunnan
Province will provide CDEL with access to over one million self-taught
higher education examination takers, a significant potential
opportunity in this expanding market.
Commenting on the results, Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, CDEL Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, "We are pleased to report results in-line with our guidance in what is typically our seasonally low quarter of the year. Though our course enrollments and revenues increased only moderately impacted by delayed recognition of certain Elite class revenues from fiscal 2008 to first quarter of 2009 and the half-price promotion held last year which resulted in higher first quarter 2009 revenue, we remained very focused on expanding our online education business throughout the quarter."
"We achieved healthy growth from our accounting continuous education and healthcare courses, and we are pleased to report that Xinlixiang, our recently acquired Gaokao retake and high-school supplementary tutoring program, generated meaningful revenue during the quarter. While our self-taught higher education study process monitoring programs have yet to make a material contribution to our results, our new contracts in Jiangsu and Yunnan Province demonstrate the continued acceptance of this program as a viable method to foster meaningful learning habits and strengthen the overall educational process. We believe there is a significant long-term market potential in the self-taught higher education segment, and we are working to aggressively expand this program to more provinces and cities throughout China.
Ms. Ping Wei, Chief Financial Officer of CDEL, commented, "Throughout the first quarter, we continued to successfully balance our growth initiatives with stringent cost controls to ensure the delivery of sustainable and profitable long-term growth. Our focus on controlling costs was demonstrated by a year-over-year decline in non-GAAP(1) general and administrative expenses. While an increase in commissions paid to online and other agents and selling expenses related to Yucai resulted in higher sales and marketing expenses in the quarter, we will continue to maintain strict cost controls moving forward."
Fiscal First Quarter 2010 Unaudited Financial Results
Net Revenues. Total net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 were US$5.6 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 13.0% from US$4.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2009.
Online education services net revenues for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 were US$3.9 million, a decrease of 10.2% from the first quarter of fiscal 2009. The decrease was primarily a result of the delayed recognition of certain Elite class revenues from fiscal 2008 to the first quarter of 2009 and the half-price promotion held last year which resulted in higher first quarter 2009 revenue.
Our complementary businesses continued to grow as revenue from the sale of books and reference materials increased 53.8% to US$0.4 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2010. Other revenues, primarily comprised of magazine content production services, in-person training courses and related services, and revenue from Gaokao retake courses offered by the newly acquired Xinlixiang, increased 309.2% year-over-year to US$1.2 million for the fiscal first quarter of 2010 from US$0.3 million in the corresponding period of last year.
Cost of Sales. Cost of sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 was US$3.7 million, representing a 47.9% increase over the first quarter 2009. Excluding share-based compensation (non-GAAP(1)), cost of sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 was US$3.2 million, an increase of 56.5% over the same period last year. The increase in cost of sales as compared to the same quarter of fiscal year 2009 was primarily due to higher salaries and welfare expenses as we added more personnel during 2009, increased rental space and facilities for the new Gaokao retake courses and to accommodate the headcount increase, and the increased cost of sales from Yucai. The cost of books and reference materials also increased due to the increase in sales of books.
Gross Profit and Gross Margin. Gross profit for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 was US$1.9 million, representing a 23.1% decrease from US$2.4 million in the same period last year. Excluding share-based compensation, non-GAAP(1) gross profit was US$2.3 million, a decrease of 18.2% year-over-year. Gross margin for the fiscal first quarter 2010 was 33.5%, compared to 49.2% in the fiscal first quarter 2009. Excluding share-based compensation, the non-GAAP(1) gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 was 42.1%, compared to 58.2% in the same period of 2009. The decrease in gross margin was primarily a result of headcount increase in 2009, increased revenue contribution from lower margin in-person training and books and reference materials sales, costs incurred by Yucai, and increased rental and facilities expenses as we expanded our rental space and facilities to accommodate the new Gaokao retake courses and the increased headcount.
Operating Expenses. Total operating expenses for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 were US$4.1 million, an increase of 21.9% year-over-year and an increase of 17.0% over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. Excluding share-based compensation (non-GAAP(1)), operating expenses were US$3.5 million, representing a year-over-year increase of 18.8% and a sequential increase of 10.9 %.
Selling expenses amounted to US$2.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, representing a 53.9% increase year-over-year and a 13.9% increase from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. Excluding share-based compensation (non-GAAP(1)), selling expenses were US$1.9 million, a 56.0% increase from the same period last year and a 12.1% increase from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009. The increase in selling expenses as compared to the same period last year was primarily due to increased headcount and commissions to our online and other agents, and selling expenses related to Yucai.
General and administrative expenses were US$2.1 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2010, representing a 1.7% year-over-year increase and a 20.2% sequential increase. Excluding share-based compensation charge (non- GAAP(1)), general and administrative expenses were US$1.6 million, a decrease of 7.7% year-over-year and an increase of 9.6% compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 as the company implemented more stringent cost control measures.
Income Tax Benefit. Income tax benefit for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 was US$0.8 million, compared with a benefit of US$0.2 million in the same period last year.
Net Income/Loss. Net loss was US$1.3 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, compared to net loss of US$0.5 million in the same period of 2009. Excluding share-based compensation, non-GAAP(1) net loss for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 was US$0.2 million, compared to net income of US$0.4 million in the corresponding quarter in 2009.
Operating Cash Flow. Net operating cash flow for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 was US$0.8 million, an increase of 31.0% over the same period last year, primarily due to (i) increase in deferred revenue and refundable fees, and (ii) increase in accrued expenses and other liabilities. Such increase was partially offset by an increase in accounts receivable, inventories and deferred cost.
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Term Deposits and Restricted Cash. Cash and cash equivalents, term deposits and restricted cash as of December 31, 2009 decreased slightly to US$57.3 million from US$57.4 million as of September 30, 2009.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2010 Guidance - Due to the seasonality of our business, we typically experience fluctuations in our results. As such, CDEL expects to generate total net revenues for the second quarter of fiscal 2010 in the range of US$8 million to US$9 million, as compared to net revenues of US$6.8 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2009. This represents our current and preliminary view, which is subject to change.
China Distance Education Holdings Limited senior management will host a conference call at 8:00 am (Eastern) / 5:00 am (Pacific) / 9:00 pm (Beijing) on March 2, 2010 to discuss its fiscal first quarter 2010 financial results and recent business activity. The conference call may be accessed by calling +1 866 519 4004 (US), +852 2475 0994 (Hong Kong), 800 819 0121 (China), or 0 808 234 6646 (UK). A telephone replay will be available shortly after the call until March 3, 2010 at +1 866 214 5335 (US), 800 901 596 (Hong Kong), 800 876 50 10 800 714 0386 11 (China North), 10 800 140 0386 (China South), or 0 800 731 7846 (UK). Pass code 5344199.
A live webcast of the conference call and replay will be available on the investor relations page of China Distance Education Holdings Limited's website at:
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. The courses offered by the Company through its websites are designed to help professionals and other course participants obtain and maintain the skills, licenses and certifications necessary to pursue careers in China in the areas of accounting, law, healthcare, construction engineering, information technology and other industries. The Company also offers online test preparation courses to self-taught learners pursuing higher education diplomas or degrees and to secondary school and college students preparing for various academic and entrance exams. In addition, the Company offers online foreign language courses, offline GaoKao retake courses and offline business start-up training courses.
Safe Harbor Statement
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "may," "should," "potential," "continue," "expect," "anticipate," "future," "intend," "plan," "believe," "is/are likely to," "estimate" and similar statements. Among other things, the outlook for the second quarter of the fiscal year 2010 and quotations from management in this announcement, as well as the Company's strategic and operational plans, and the new investment, contain forward-looking statements. The Company may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its periodic reports to the SEC in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about the Company's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: our goals and growth strategies; our future prospects and market acceptance of our online courses and other products and services; our future business development and results of operations; projected revenues, profits, earnings and other estimated financial information; projected enrollment numbers; our plans to expand and enhance our online courses and other products and services; competition in the online education and test preparation markets; and Chinese laws, regulations and policies, including those applicable to the Internet and Internet content providers, the education and telecommunications industries, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and foreign exchange.
Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the SEC. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law. All information provided in this press release and in the attachments is as of the date of this press release.
Statement Regarding Unaudited Financial Information
The unaudited financial information set forth above is preliminary and subject to adjustments. Adjustments to the financial statements may be identified when audit work is performed for the year-end audit, which could result in significant differences from this preliminary unaudited financial information.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
To supplement the Company's consolidated financial results presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, the Company uses the following measures defined as non-GAAP financial measures by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC: net income excluding share-based compensation expenses, operating income excluding share-based compensation expenses, gross profit excluding share-based compensation expenses, cost of sales excluding share-based compensation expenses, selling expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses, general and administrative expenses excluding share-based compensation expenses, net income margin excluding share-based compensation expenses, operating margin excluding share-based compensation expenses, gross profit margin excluding share-based compensation expenses and basic and diluted earnings per ADS and per share excluding share-based compensation expenses. The presentation of these non-GAAP financial measures is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the financial information prepared and presented in accordance with GAAP. For more information on these non-GAAP financial measures, please see the table captioned "Reconciliations of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP measures" set forth at the end of this release.
The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding its performance and liquidity by excluding share-based expenses that may not be indicative of its operating performance from a cash perspective. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from these non-GAAP financial measures in assessing its performance and when planning and forecasting future periods. These non-GAAP financial measures also facilitate management's internal comparisons to the Company's historical performance and liquidity. The Company computes its non-GAAP financial measures using the same consistent method from quarter to quarter. The Company believes these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors in allowing for greater transparency with respect to supplemental information used by management in its financial and operational decision making. A limitation of excluding share-based compensation expenses from the above-mentioned line items and presenting these non-GAAP measures is that share-based compensation charges will continue to be for the foreseeable future a significant recurring expense in our business. Management compensates for this limitation by providing specific information regarding the GAAP amounts excluded from each non-GAAP measure. The accompanying table at the end of this release provides more detail on the reconciliations between GAAP financial measures that are most directly comparable to non-GAAP financial measures.
For more information, please contact:
China Distance Education Holdings Limited
Lingling Kong, IR manager
Tel: +86-10-8231-9999 x1805
Investor Relations (HK):
Ruby Yim, Managing Director
Investor Relations (US):
Mahmoud Siddig, Director
China Distance Education Holdings Limited
Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands of US Dollars, except number of shares and per share data)
September 30, 2009 December 31, 2009
Cash and cash equivalents 21,437 26,251
Term deposits 27,750 22,750
Restricted cash 8,250 8,250
Accounts receivable 5,229 7,904
Amount due from a related party 1,964 --
Inventories 297 433
Prepayment and other current assets 1,651 1,657
Deferred tax assets, current portion 976 1,243
Deferred cost - current portion 1,289 1,582
Total current assets 68,843 70,070
Property, plant and equipment, net 7,899 8,562
Goodwill 8,937 9,030
Other intangible assets, net 3,966 3,805
Purchased call option 1,892 1,892
Deposit for non-current assets 356 278
Deferred tax assets, non-current
portion 334 324
Other non-current assets 808 1,072
Total non-current assets 24,192 24,963
Total assets 93,035 95,033
Liabilities and shareholders' equity:
Accrued expenses and other
liabilities 4,542 5,385
Income tax payable 982 303
Deferred revenue, current portion 7,887 10,015
Refundable fees 1,781 1,882
Total current liabilities 15,192 17,585
Ordinary shares (par value of
US$0.0001 per share at September 30,
2009 and December 31, 2009;
Authorized - 480,000,000 shares at
September 30, 2009 and December 31,
2009; Issued and outstanding -
138,765,685 shares and 138,739,917at
September 30, 2009 and 14 14
Additional paid-in capital 76,797 77,896
Noncontrolling interest 2,963 2,816
Foreign currency translation 1,702 1,702
Cumulative deficits (4,604) (5,931)
Total shareholders' equity 76,872 76,497
Total liabilities and shareholders'
equity 93,035 95,033
China Distance Education Holdings Limited
Unaudited Consolidated Statements Of Income
(in thousands of US dollars, except number of shares, per share and per
Three Months Ended December 31,
Sales, net of business tax, value-
added tax and related surcharges:
Online education services 4,363 3,918
Books and reference materials 266 409
Others 305 1,248
Total net revenues 4,934 5,575
Cost of sales
Cost of services (2,354) (3,456)
Cost of tangible goods sold (154) (253)
Total cost of sales (2,508) (3,709)
Gross profit 2,426 1,866
Selling expenses (1,318) (2,028)
General and administrative expenses (2,086) (2,121)
Total operating expenses (3,404) (4,149)
Non operating expense -- (73)
Operating loss (978) (2,356)
Interest income 255 113
Exchange gain (loss) 3 (4)
Loss before income taxes (720) (2,247)
Income tax benefit 243 771
Less: Net loss attributable to
noncontrolling interest -- 149
Net loss attributable to China
Distance Education Holdings Limited
shareholders (477) (1,327)
Net loss per share attributable to
China Distance Education Holdings
Basic nil (0.01)
Diluted nil (0.01)
Net loss per ADS attributable to
China Distance Education Holdings
Basic (0.013) (0.038)
Diluted (0.013) (0.038)
Weighted average shares used in
calculating net loss per share:
Basic shares 141,874,940 138,764,746
Diluted shares 141,874,940 138,764,746
China Distance Education Holdings Limited
Reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to comparable GAAP measures
(In thousands of US Dollars, except number of shares, per share and per
Three Months Ended December 31,
Cost of sales 2,508 3,709
Share-based compensation expense in
cost of sales 447 483
Non-GAAP cost of sales 2,061 3,226
Net loss (477) (1,327)
Share-based compensation expenses 925 1,157
Non-GAAP net income (loss) 448 (170)
Net loss margin (9.7%) (23.8%)
Non-GAAP net income (loss) margin 9.1% (3.0%)
Net loss per share-basic nil (0.01)
Net loss per share-diluted nil (0.01)
Non-GAAP net loss per share-basic nil (0.001)
Non-GAAP net loss per share-diluted nil (0.001)
Net loss per ADS attributable to
China Distance Education Holdings
Limited shareholders-basic (note 1) (0.013) (0.038)
Net loss per ADS attributable to
China Distance Education Holdings
Limited shareholders-diluted (note
1) (0.013) (0.038)
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per ADS
attributable to China Distance
Education Holdings Limited
shareholders-basic (note 1) 0.013 (0.005)
Non-GAAP net income (loss) per ADS
attributable to China Distance
Education Holdings Limited
shareholders-diluted (note 1) 0.013 (0.005)
Weighted average shares used in
calculating basic net loss per share 141,874,940 138,764,746
Weighted average shares used in
calculating diluted net loss per
share 141,874,940 138,764,746
Weighted average shares used in
calculating basic non-GAAP net loss
per share 141,874,940 138,764,746
Weighted average shares used in
calculating diluted non-GAAP net
loss per share 141,874,940 138,764,746
Note 1: Each ADS represents four ordinary shares
Source: China Distance Education Holdings Limited
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