Companies news of 2006-10-05 (page 1)

  • VeriSign to Report Q3 2006 Financial Results
  • JLL Partners Completes Acquisition of ACE Cash Express, Inc.
  • Hamot Medical Center Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record for Pennsylvania...
  • Notice of Teleconference CallCanWest Global Communications Corp. - Fiscal 2006 Fourth...
  • Blackboard Inc. Announces Third Quarter Conference Call
  • THX Best Practices Lab Holds Training Session for Facilities to Meet Increasing Demand for...
  • RADCOM to Publish Q3 Results on Monday, October 23rd
  • Verizon Wireless Seeks to Expand Local Workforce at Job Fair in EdisonGrowth in Hispanic...
  • SonicWALL, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Announcement Date, Webcast and...
  • Sony Introduces New Cellular Mounter
  • DSP Group Inc.'s Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Release and Conference Call
  • SCO Ships HipCheck Mobile Service for Proactive Mobile Administration of Servers and...
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    VeriSign to Report Q3 2006 Financial Results

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VeriSign, Inc. , the leading provider of intelligent infrastructure services for the Internet and telecommunications networks, will be announcing its third quarter 2006 financial results on Thursday, October 19, 2006.

    The third quarter results press release will be distributed to the wire services at approximately 1:15 pm (PDT) and will also be available directly from the company's website at

    VeriSign will host a live teleconference call on October 19, 2006 at 2:00 pm (PDT), which will be accessible by direct dial at (800) 946-0706 (US) or (719) 457-2638 (international). A listen-only live web cast of the Q3 results conference call will also be available at A replay of this call will be available at (888) 203-1112 (passcode: 4085119) or (719) 457-0820 (passcode: 4085119 - international) beginning at 5:00 pm (PDT) on October 19 and will run through October 26.

    About VeriSign

    VeriSign, Inc. , operates intelligent infrastructure services that enable and protect billions of interactions every day across the world's voice and data networks. Additional news and information about the company is available at

    VeriSign, Inc. 487 East Middlefield Road, Mountain View, CA 94043 All rights reserved. VeriSign is a registered trademark of VeriSign, Inc.


    VeriSign, Inc.

    CONTACT: Media, Brian O'Shaughnessy, +1-650-426-5270,, or Investor, Tom McCallum, +1-650-426-3744,

    Web site:

    JLL Partners Completes Acquisition of ACE Cash Express, Inc.

    DALLAS, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ACE Cash Express, Inc. announced today that entities affiliated with JLL Partners completed the acquisition of ACE. The aggregate consideration paid to ACE shareholders is approximately $455 million. In the merger, each share of ACE common stock was converted into the right to receive $30.00 in cash, without interest. ACE will continue to operate under the name ACE Cash Express, Inc., as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ace Holdings I, LLC, a newly formed affiliate of JLL Partners. Jay B. Shipowitz will continue in his role as ACE's President and Chief Executive Officer.

    Frank Rodriguez, a Managing Director of JLL Partners, stated, "We are excited to partner with Jay Shipowitz and his outstanding management team. The acquisition of ACE presents a wonderful opportunity for us to work with the Company in continuing its development as a market leader in the retail financial services industry." Jay B. Shipowitz, ACE's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are excited about our new partnership with JLL Partners. All of us at ACE are proud of the value we have been able to create for our shareholders and we thank them for their support. At the same time, we eagerly look forward to this next chapter in ACE's history."

    ACE stock will cease to trade on The NASDAQ Global Market at the close of the market on October 5, 2006 and will be delisted. Mellon Investor Services, LLC has been appointed disbursing agent in connection with the merger and will be mailing a letter of transmittal to all ACE shareholders of record. The letter of transmittal will direct shareholders on how to surrender shares of ACE stock in exchange for the merger consideration.

    About ACE

    ACE Cash Express, Inc. is a leading retailer of financial services, including check cashing, short-term consumer loans, bill payment and prepaid debit card services, and the largest owner, operator and franchisor of check cashing stores in the United States. As of June 30, 2006, ACE had a network of 1,573 stores in 38 states and the District of Columbia, consisting of 1,353 company-owned stores and 220 franchised stores. ACE focuses on serving consumers, many of whom seek alternatives to traditional banking relationships in order to gain convenient and immediate access to financial services. ACE's website is found at .

    About JLL Partners

    Founded in 1988, JLL Partners is a leading private equity investment firm with $3.2 billion in capital. JLL's investment philosophy is to partner with outstanding management teams and invest with them in companies or situations that they can continue to grow into market leaders. JLL has invested in the following industries: financial services, building products, healthcare services, medical products, consumer products, business services, chemicals, broadcasting, transportation and automotive. The firm has significant financial expertise combined with a philosophy of building effective partnerships with company management. For more information, please visit .

    ACE Cash Express, Inc.

    CONTACT: Jay B. Shipowitz, President & CEO, +1-972-550-5030, or , or William S. McCalmont, Executive Vice
    President & CFO, +1-972-753-2314, or , both of
    ACE Cash Express, Inc.; or Steven Lipin, or Melissa Daly, both of Brunswick
    Group, +1-212-333-3810, for JLL Partners

    Web site:

    Hamot Medical Center Selects Allscripts Electronic Health Record for Pennsylvania Physician NetworkClinical Automation Enhances Care for Group Serving 1 Million

    CHICAGO and ERIE, Penn., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Allscripts , the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare, today announced that Hamot Medical Center has selected the TouchWorks(TM) Electronic Health Record from Allscripts to connect and automate 50 physicians in 16 practices across the Erie region.

    "The Electronic Health Record is a powerful tool to improve the quality of care and practice efficiency while enhancing patient satisfaction," said Jim Reichert, M.D., Ph.D., Physician Leader of the Clinical Information Systems Department at Hamot Medical Center. "With Allscripts, our patients will receive better care and we're confident that they'll recognize and appreciate the difference."

    Hamot Medical Center, a 343-bed acute care facility that is part of the Hamot Health Foundation, purchased TouchWorks for its fully-owned physician group, the Hamot Primary Care Network. Together, the groups serve more than 1 million patients in northwestern Pennsylvania, western New York and eastern Ohio.

    TouchWorks Electronic Health Record brings Hamot's physicians instant access to patient information when and where they need it - in the clinic, at the hospital or while on-call at home. TouchWorks speeds and automates everyday clinical tasks such as prescribing and refilling medications, ordering and viewing tests, and documenting care. An easy-to-use and customizable solution, TouchWorks features robust clinical tools that support safe medical practices, including health maintenance alerts, clinical decision support, and automated drug interaction checking.

    While the physician network will be the primary users of TouchWorks, Hamot Medical Center Emergency Department physicians and hospitalists also will have access to the Electronic Health Record through a secure, online hospital portal.

    "Connectivity offers a number of benefits to patients. On the hospital side, the admitting hospitalist will have access to each patient's medication history and problems list," said Dr. Reichert. "And when a primary care physician asks their patient what medication they received during their hospital visit, they won't have to rely on the patient's memory - they will have the information right there at their fingertips."

    Hamot Medical Center selected Allscripts following several years of evaluating Electronic Health Record offerings and visiting several other groups that have successfully implemented the Allscripts solution. Allscripts met the organization's needs, Dr. Reichert said, in part because its modular architecture allows physicians to become accustomed to using the Electronic Health Record one step at a time.

    Another selling point, Dr. Reichert said, was Allscripts experience and expertise with practice management solutions. Hamot Medical Center will integrate TouchWorks with the group's Centricity Business, (formerly IDX(R) Flowcast(R)) revenue cycle management system. Allscripts and IDX, now a part of GE Healthcare, share a strategic relationship that directly links clinical and financial information systems to support process redesign and operational enhancements.

    "We are proud to partner with Hamot Medical Center to deliver the transformative power of our Electronic Health Record to the physicians of the Hamot Primary Care Network," said Glen Tullman, Chief Executive Officer of Allscripts. "Working together, hospitals and physicians today have an unparalleled opportunity to improve the quality and safety of patient care with connective technologies like our Electronic Health Record. By breaking down the information barriers between the hospital and physician's office, we're driving a breakthrough that will improve the healthcare system for all stakeholders."

    About Hamot Medical Center

    Hamot Medical Center is a 343-bed tertiary care facility located in Erie, PA. Hamot has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Solucient and HealthGrades for their outstanding outcomes in heart care, neurological services, urology, orthopaedics, gerontology and critical care medicine as well as overall clinical excellence. This year Hamot is celebrating its 125th anniversary. More information on Hamot can be found at

    About Allscripts

    Allscripts is the leading provider of clinical software, connectivity and information solutions that physicians use to improve healthcare. The Company's business groups provide unique solutions that inform, connect and transform healthcare. The Clinical Solutions Group's award-winning software applications include electronic health record, practice management, electronic prescribing, document imaging, emergency department and care management solutions. Additionally, Allscripts provides clinical product education and connectivity solutions for physicians and patients through its Physicians Interactive(TM) Group and medication fulfillment services through its Medication Services Group. To learn more, visit Allscripts on the Web at

    This announcement may contain forward-looking statements about Allscripts Healthcare Solutions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are developed by combining currently available information with Allscripts beliefs and assumptions. Forward-looking statements do not guarantee future performance. Because Allscripts cannot predict all of the risks and uncertainties that may affect it, or control the ones it does predict, Allscripts' actual results may be materially different from the results expressed in its forward-looking statements. For a more complete discussion of the risks, uncertainties and assumptions that may affect Allscripts, see the Company's 2005 Annual Report on Form 10-K, available through the Web site maintained by the Securities and Exchange Commission at

    Allscripts Healthcare Solutions, Inc.

    CONTACT: Dan Michelson, Chief Marketing Officer, of Allscripts,
    +1-312-506-1217, or; or Lucia Conti, Manager of
    Media Relations-Marketing, of Hamot Medical Center, +1-814-877-2445, or

    Web site:

    Notice of Teleconference CallCanWest Global Communications Corp. - Fiscal 2006 Fourth Quarter Results Thursday, November 2, 2006 - 5:00 p.m. EASTERN TIME

    WINNIPEG, MB, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- You are invited to participate in a teleconference call to review CanWest Global Communications Corp.'s fourth quarter financial results for the 2006 fiscal year.

    CanWest Global President and CEO, Leonard Asper will host the conference call, and will be joined by Peter Viner, President & CEO, CanWest MediaWorks, Tom Strike, President, CanWest MediaWorks International, and John Maguire, Chief Financial Officer, CanWest Global. Formal remarks will be followed by a question and answer session.

    A news release will also be issued on Thursday, November 2, 2006. If you have not received the release prior to the start of the teleconference call, please call our office and a copy will be faxed to you. The news release will also be available at

    If you wish to participate in the conference call, please note the call-in numbers shown below. All interested participants will need this number to access the teleconference.

    This call is for analysts only. Media may participate in listen-only mode. CONFERENCE CALL-IN NUMBER: 416-644-3418 or 866-250-4877 REPLAY PHONE NUMBER: 416-640-1917 or 877-289-8525 Enter Reservation: 21205353 followed by the number sign (Replay is accessible for 5 days) Audio Stream and PowerPoint Presentation is also available at

    CanWest Global Communications Corp.


    Blackboard Inc. Announces Third Quarter Conference Call

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Blackboard Inc. announced today that it will hold a conference call on Tuesday, November 7, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern (2:00 p.m. Pacific) to discuss its third quarter results for 2006.

    Blackboard will broadcast its third quarter call live over the Internet beginning at 5:00 p.m. on November 7, 2006 and interested parties can access the webcast through the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site at Please access the Web site at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the call to register, download and install any necessary software.

    A replay of the call will be available via telephone from approximately 7:00 p.m. Eastern (4:00 p.m. Pacific) on November 7, 2006 until 11:00 p.m. Eastern (8:00 p.m. Pacific) on November 14, 2006. To listen to the replay, participants in the U.S. and Canada should dial 888-286-8010, and international participants should dial +1 (617) 801-6888. The conference ID for the replay is 43918020.

    About Blackboard

    Blackboard Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software applications and related services to the education industry. Founded in 1997, Blackboard enables educational innovations everywhere by connecting people and technology. With two product suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite(TM), Blackboard solutions are used by millions of people at academic institutions around the globe, including colleges, universities, K-12 schools and other education providers, as well as textbook publishers and student-focused merchants that serve education providers and their students. Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe and Asia.


    Educate. Innovate. Everywhere.

    Blackboard Inc.

    CONTACT: Michael J. Stanton, Vice President, Investor Relations, of
    Blackboard Inc., +1-202-463-4860 ext. 2305

    Web site:

    THX Best Practices Lab Holds Training Session for Facilities to Meet Increasing Demand for HD DVD ProductionSpecial Session Teaches Authoring and Post-Production Professionals How To Use Microsoft's Latest Tools Including VC-1 Encoding and HDi Interactivity Tools

    HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Last week the THX Best Practices Laboratory for Windows Media(R) hosted a special HD DVD authoring session at its Raleigh Studios facility in Hollywood. The Best Practices Lab (BPL) offers the Hollywood community an environment in which to objectively evaluate new technologies for professional post-production and consumer applications.

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    The HD DVD training, designed to get authors and compressionists up and running on the production of HD DVD titles, provided instruction to 93 people from 51 companies on the end-to-end HD DVD workflow and the latest technologies from Microsoft and industry partners. This overall workflow included encoding video in VC-1, adding advanced interactivity based on Microsoft's HDi(TM) and formatting HD DVD discs for replication. Specifically, the encoding session taught content authors how to properly encode with VC-1 using the latest parallel encoding tool (PEP) from Microsoft. This breakthrough tool, currently being used to author HD DVD titles by some Hollywood studios, is designed to drastically reduce encoding time and significantly reduce bitrates while still providing extraordinary high-definition video quality.

    Attendees also received training on Microsoft's HDi authoring. This training educated content authors on how to add unique advanced interactive menus and scenarios such as those advertised recently in "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" where street racing can be tracked using an on-screen real-time Global Positioning System (GPS) display. The in-movie experience uses picture-in-picture to show viewers how the movie was filmed -- all without interrupting the movie.

    Supporters of the training session included HP, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD), Sonic Solutions and InterVideo Ulead. HP provided world-class hardware for the PEP VC-1 encoding sessions, while InterVideo Ulead and Sonic provided overviews of their HD DVD authoring solutions. Specifically, Sonic Solutions demonstrated HD DVD title preparation with the latest version of its widely-acclaimed Scenarist(R) HD DVD Edition authoring system, the Hollywood- standard HD DVD authoring solution. The new version has significant new features and capabilities, further enabling major motion picture studios and professional authoring facilities to efficiently encode, author, proof and release commercial titles that feature high-definition video and rich interactivity. Sonic released the new version of Scenarist HD DVD Edition this week. Also of note, InterVideo Ulead will be releasing the DVD MovieFactory Studio Pro Edition in the fourth quarter of 2006.

    "The HD DVD training session at the THX Best Practices Laboratory provided filmmaking professionals with the tools to deliver the absolute best-quality HD DVD experience to consumers," said Amir Majidimehr, corporate vice president of the Consumer Media Technology Group at Microsoft. "With participation from key industry partners, and using cutting-edge technology like VC-1 and HDi, we're showing how easy it is to master the HD DVD authoring and production process."

    "With tools such as VC-1 PEP, we are able to encode discs at a dramatically lower bitrate than MPEG-2 while providing the highest-quality high-definition picture to consumers," said Jinha Kim, director of R&D, Digital Compression at Global Digital Media Xchange (GDMX). "Advancements like these allow studios to deliver the quality we want and still leave plenty of room for bonus features on a high-definition disc."

    About the THX Best Practices Laboratory for Windows Media

    The THX Best Practices Laboratory for Windows Media is an independent, not-for-profit organization through which companies and individuals can learn about advanced digital content workflow and solutions available for the creation and distribution of content in the Windows Media Format as well as VC-1, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standard (421M) based on Microsoft(R) Windows Media Video 9.

    Companies interested in participating are encouraged to contact the THX Best Practices Laboratory for Windows Media at

    About Microsoft

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

    NOTE: Microsoft, Windows Media and HDi are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. in the United States and/or other countries.

    The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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    CONTACT: press only, Heather Bott of Weber Shandwick, +1-425-452-5400,
    or, for Microsoft

    Web site:

    RADCOM to Publish Q3 Results on Monday, October 23rd

    TEL-AVIV, Israel, October 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RADCOM Ltd. (RADCOM) today announced that it will report its financial results for the third quarter of 2006 on Monday, October 23, 2006, before the opening of trade.

    RADCOM's management will hold an interactive conference call on the same day at 9:00 AM EST (15:00 Israel Time) to discuss the results and to answer investor questions. To participate, please call one of the following numbers approximately five minutes before the call is scheduled to begin:

    - From the US (toll free): (866)-229-7198 - From Israel (toll free): 1-800-227-297 - From other locations (not toll free): +972-3-918-0609

    A replay of the call will be available after the call on October 23rd until midnight November 5th. To access the replay, please call one of the following numbers:

    - From the US (toll free): (866)-276-1002 - From Israel (not toll free): 03-925-5929 - From other locations (not toll free): +972-3-925-5929 The conference call will also be available online at

    RADCOM develops, manufactures, markets and supports innovative network test and service monitoring solutions for communications service providers and equipment vendors. The company specializes in Next Generation Cellular as well as Voice, Data and Video over IP networks. Its solutions are used in the development and installation of network equipment and in the maintenance of operational networks. The company's products facilitate fault management, network service performance monitoring and analysis, troubleshooting and pre-mediation. RADCOM's shares are listed on both the Nasdaq National Market and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the symbol RDCM. For more information, please visit

    Contact: Jonathan Burgin CFO +972-3-645-5004

    RADCOM Ltd

    CONTACT: Contact: Jonathan Burgin, CFO, +972-3-645-5004,

    Verizon Wireless Seeks to Expand Local Workforce at Job Fair in EdisonGrowth in Hispanic Population and Customer Base Fuels Search for Bilingual Employees

    MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless, America's leading wireless provider, is seeking highly-qualified applicants to fill hundreds of customer-facing positions now available in the company's business sales, telesales and Communications Store teams throughout the New York Metro area. The company plans to hire nearly 700 employees this year to keep pace with the growing demand for its wireless voice and data products and services.

    The Edison job fair will take place Tuesday, October 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Pines Manor on Route 27 South.

    Among the new full-and part-time employees being sought are English-Spanish speaking candidates to meet the needs of the New York Metro area's growing Hispanic population.

    The company offers highly competitive salaries and benefits that include health care coverage that begins on the first day of employment, a 401(k) program with dollar-for-dollar matching of up to 6 percent of salary, profit-sharing, tuition reimbursement for continuing education, annual bonuses, and long-term incentive plans. Employees also can take advantage of numerous opportunities for career advancement.

    Job requirements include one-to-two years of retail sales or service experience. A college degree is highly desirable. To learn more, interested candidates may visit the company's website at

    About Verizon Wireless

    Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 54.8 million voice and data customers. The company is headquartered in Basking Ridge, NJ. Find more information on the Web at To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

    CONTACT: Kimberly Ancin 845-429-3839

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: Kimberly Ancin for Verizon Wireless, +1-845-429-3839,

    Web site:

    SonicWALL, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Announcement Date, Webcast and Conference Call

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SonicWALL, Inc. , a leading provider of continuous data protection and network, Web and email security solutions, today announced that it will report its third quarter 2006 results before the opening of the United States stock markets on October 25, 2006.

    The company will host a conference call and web cast to announce the financial results of its third quarter ended September 30, 2006 at 5:30 a.m. Pacific Time, (8:30 a.m. Eastern Time) on Wednesday, October 25, 2006.

    To listen to the live web cast, go to SonicWALL's investor relations web page: . Following the live web cast, an archived version of the web cast will be available on SonicWALL's investor relations web page.

    About SonicWALL, Inc.

    Founded in 1991, SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufactures comprehensive network security, secure remote access, and continuous data protection solutions. SonicWALL, Inc. is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA and trades on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol SNWL. For more information, contact SonicWALL at +1-408-745-9600 or visit the company web site at .

    NOTE: SonicWALL is a registered trademark of SonicWALL, Inc. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

    SonicWALL, Inc.

    CONTACT: Denise Franklin of SonicWALL, Inc., +1-408-752-7907, or

    Web site:

    Sony Introduces New Cellular Mounter

    LAKE FOREST, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sony Manufacturing Systems America, Inc. (SMSA) today announced its next-generation cellular mounter for the Surface Mount Technology (SMT) industry.

    The new SI-G200 cellular mounter model offers higher mounting speed and precision, and supports two optional interchangeable rotary heads, extending its capabilities for high-speed or multi-purpose mounting all with one machine.

    The new mounter will be showcased for the first time at JISSO PROTEC 2006 in Tokyo this week.

    "When production targets are increased, it is essential for companies to maximize existing production floor space for the best output," said Koh Nakata, president and CEO for SMSA. "The new SI-G200 mounter is engineered to improve placement capacity by using the existing machine platform without increasing production floor space."

    Unlike traditional placement equipment, this new model is equipped with dual mounting heads in one platform. It is capable of generating an output performance at 45,000 CPH and high placement precision of 45um @ 3s.

    In addition, the SI-G200 mounter is calibrated for minimal maintenance, and will last as much as three times longer than previous models. The reduction of maintenance schedules offers added value to the overall operation efficiency and lowers the cost of ownership. In measuring CPH/m(2) rate, representing space utilization efficiency, the SI-G200 High-Speed Head is among the highest in its class, producing at 20,000 CPH/m(2) while maintaining the industry's lowest level of electric power consumption.

    The interchangeable Multifunction Head machines are equipped with eight nozzles and incorporate a wide range of mounting capability (0603 to 50mm x 100mm board sizes) with placement precision at 40um @ 3s. Users will have the option to customize their machine by combining any two types of heads in one platform, allowing for optimal production.

    "This added advantage will offer our customers a competitive edge in the market place," added Nakata. "Two trays are supported by 15 cassettes in each tray unit, and when the tray unit is installed on the back of the machine, 17 cassette positions remain available for use."

    Specifications __________________________________________________________________________ Model: SI-G200 (High-Speed Head + High-Speed Head) __________________________________________________________________________ Head Configuration* 2 heads (High-Speed Head+High-Speed Head) __________________________________________________________________________ Cassette loading capacity 40pcs Front & Back (converted by 8mm cassette) __________________________________________________________________________ Placement tact time 0.08 sec (optimum conditions) __________________________________________________________________________ Placement Precision +/- 0.045mm __________________________________________________________________________ Cycle time loss during PWB changeover 1.8 sec (optimum conditions) __________________________________________________________________________ Dimensions of main unit 1,220(W)x 1,850(D) x 1,575(H) mm __________________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ Model: SI-G200 (Multi-Purpose Head + Multi-Purpose Head) __________________________________________________________________________ Head Configuration* 2heads(Multi-PurposeHead+ Multi- Purpose Head) __________________________________________________________________________ Cassette loading capacity 40pcs Front & 17pcs Back+15x2 trays (converted by 8mm cassette) __________________________________________________________________________ Placement tact time 0.16 sec (optimum conditions) __________________________________________________________________________ Placement Precision +/- 0.040mm __________________________________________________________________________ Cycle time loss during PWB changeover 1.8 sec (optimum conditions) __________________________________________________________________________ Dimensions of main unit 1,220(W) 1,850(D) x 1,575(H) mm (With tray changer: 1,220(W) x 2,195(D) x 1,740(H) mm) __________________________________________________________________________

    * Remarks: High-Speed Head (A)& Multi-Purpose Head (B) are interchangeable e.g. (A)(A), (A)(B), (B)(A), (B)(B) configurations


    Sony will begin accepting orders this month, and the first shipment is expected in November 2007.

    About Sony Manufacturing Systems Corporation

    Sony Manufacturing Systems (SMS) is recognized as a leader in technological innovation and is the world's largest producer of precision measurement and positioning tools, machinery and scientific apparatuses.

    SMSA is a subsidiary of SMS, a North America sales and marketing organization representing products and services including, but not limited to, cellular mounter pick and place assembly equipment, video inspection microscopes for inspection, Cobalt laser units, precision measurement devices including linear encoders, digital linear gauges, digital readout displays and the high accuracy Laserscale for use by end users and OEMs across a wide spectrum of industrial applications. SMSA also provides portable instrumentation recorders using digital audiotape technology for testing, R&D, and for the post-production inspection of CDs and DVDs. Thousands of the cellular mounter system series have been sold worldwide and they have been available in North America for more than a decade. For more information, visit .

    Contact: Elizabeth Boukis Sony Electronics Inc. (408) 955-5616

    Sony Manufacturing Systems America, Inc.

    CONTACT: Elizabeth Boukis of Sony Electronics Inc., +1-408-955-5616, or

    Web site:

    Web site:

    DSP Group Inc.'s Third Quarter 2006 Earnings Release and Conference Call

    SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- DSP Group Inc. will release its earnings report for the third quarter of 2006 on Monday, October 23, 2006 after market closes.

    The company would like to invite you to participate in a conference call at 5:00 p.m. EDT. DSP Group's senior management will comment on the financial results and press release.

    This call is being webcast by Thomson/CCBN and can be accessed at DSP Group Inc.'s web site under the Investor Relations page or click .

    The webcast is also being distributed through the Thomson StreetEvents Network. Individual investors can listen to the call at , Thomson's individual investor portal, powered by StreetEvents. Institutional investors can access the call via Thomson StreetEvents ( ), a password-protected event management site.

    About DSP Group

    DSP Group, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company, offering advanced chipsets solutions for a variety of applications. DSP Group is a world leader in the short-range wireless communication market, enabling home networking convergence for voice, video & data. By combining its in-house technologies of Digital Signal Processors (DSP's), portfolio of wireless communication protocols, including DECT, Bluetooth and WiFi, most advanced Radio Frequency CMOS and SiGe, as well as VoIP IC's. DSP Group is a world leader and a one-stop-shop for a wide range of applications. These applications include, but are not limited to: ISM band digital 900MHz, 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz telephony, European DECT (1.9GHz) telephony, Bluetooth systems for voice, data and video communication and are deployed in residential, SOHO, SME, enterprise and automotive applications. DSP Group ICs provide solutions for MP3 players, VoIP Phones, Gateways, and Integrated Access Devices (IAD's) and are widely used in Digital Voice Recorders (DVR's). More information about DSP Group is available at .

    CONTACT: DSP Group, Inc. Ofer Elyakim, 408/986-4421

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    CONTACT: Ofer Elyakim of DSP Group, Inc., +1-408-986-4421, or

    Web site:

    SCO Ships HipCheck Mobile Service for Proactive Mobile Administration of Servers and PCsSCO's Me Inc.(TM) HipCheck(TM) Allows System Administrators to Proactively Monitor and Manage Windows(R) and UNIX(R) Servers and PC systems 24/7 From Any Location Through Windows Mobile(TM) Phones

    LINDON, Utah, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The SCO Group, Inc. ("SCO") , a leading provider of UNIX software technology and mobile services, today announced the availability of HipCheck, the latest offering from the company's Me Inc. mobile services division that proactively monitors and manages UNIX and Windows systems through Windows Mobile phones. HipCheck is the only mobile administration solution on the market that combines system monitoring and alerts with secure mobile intervention. As a result, technicians are able to detect, diagnose and correct many common system problems much more quickly than before.

    HipCheck allows business solution providers and IT system administrators to continually monitor the health of Windows and UNIX systems, setting alert thresholds for a wide range of parameters. The instant a condition reaches a threshold, an SMS or email message is sent to an authorized technician's mobile phone. "Early warning" alerts can be set on certain parameters, a critical disk drive getting too full, for example, that lets the technician take preventative action.

    "We believe HipCheck will satisfy the mobile access and support needs of many IT managers with ease," said Chris Woolfenden, technical director at Yanex, a leading U.K. information technology services firm. "Through its reliable and robust interface, IT staff will be able to access critical and desktop systems anywhere, anytime. The product's features ideally lend themselves to situations where IT staff are limited or distributed and where 24 hours a day, 365 days a year coverage is required. The cost savings using HipCheck can be considerable."

    Proactive mobile administration represents a major advantage for any organization that provides system administration support services. The productivity and cost-savings benefits are particularly strong for organizations supporting systems in multiple locations. A technician working on a problem at one location can find out about and fix a problem at another location with minimal interruption and no response lag time for those systems.

    "By allowing highly mobile system administrators to 'take the offensive,' HipCheck customers will see higher overall uptime, more productive users and lower maintenance costs," said Sandy Gupta, CTO and General Manager, SCO Platforms Division. "This level of flexibility and anywhere/anytime responsiveness lets technicians multi-task far more effectively. They are now the first to find out about a situation, they spend less time diagnosing the root cause and, best of all, they can rectify the problem no matter where they happen to be."

    HipCheck is made up of three components; HipCheck Agent, Client and Mobility Server. HipCheck Agent is software installed on each system that needs to be monitored. The Agent software monitors each systems hardware and system status, and then communicates with the Mobility Server. The HipCheck Client is a graphical user interface that enables an authorized user to efficiently monitor systems and perform administrative actions such as responding to alerts and correcting any problems that may arise. The Client runs natively on Windows Mobile 5.0 phones and on Windows desktops. The Mobility Server acts as an intermediary between Agents and Clients. This feature ensures user authentication as well as secure data transfers.

    HipCheck is the latest addition to SCO's Me Inc. family of high performance mobile solutions. A sampling of HipCheck capabilities and benefits include:

    System Monitoring, Real-Time Alerts and Command Execution * Memory usage and available free memory * Hard disk usage, available disk space, and file systems * Receive alerts if disk space falls below pre-set thresholds * Monitor and start, stop or restart all services * Monitor the status of print jobs with the ability to resume, pause or cancel * Monitor users and control user IDs, passwords, and account access Availability and Pricing

    HipCheck is now available worldwide and customers may open a free trial account at by entering account information and accepting the end user license agreement when presented. Free trial accounts are valid for 14 days.

    HipCheck pricing varies based on the number of users, servers and period of time that the service is used on the Windows Mobile device. Pricing ranges from $10 to $18 per monitored system per month.

    To order the HipCheck service, contact your local SCO reseller or call 1-800-726-8649 in the U.S. or visit to contact the nearest SCO sales office. More information on HipCheck may be obtained by visiting

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    SAP Extends Human Capital Management Market Leadership with Over 10,000 CustomersAnalyst Reports Confirm: SAP Holds Top Spot in Human Capital Management (HCM) Software MarketmySAP(TM) ERP HCM Application Helps Maximize Workforce Potential Across Multiple Industries Worldwide

    CHICAGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continuing its ongoing momentum within the human capital management (HCM) applications market, SAP AG today cemented its market leadership position by announcing the accumulation of more than 10,000 HCM customers in 110 countries worldwide. International lifestyle company HUGO BOSS, global mining company Rio Tinto and Orange County (Florida) Public Schools join a number of recent customers that have selected mySAP(TM) ERP HCM to maximize workforce potential and automate human resources processes, enabling SAP to reach this landmark goal. The announcement was made at the Human Resource (HR) Technology Conference and Exposition, being held in Chicago, Illinois, October 4 - 6.

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    The 10,000th customer milestone follows a recent Gartner Dataquest report ("Market Share: ERP Software, Worldwide, 2005," June 12, 2006) that names SAP as the number one software vendor in the HCM market. In addition to this achievement, SAP is recognized as a leader in the Forrester Wave(TM): "HR Management Systems - Multinational Enterprises, Q3 '06." See related press release, titled "SAP Recognized as a Leader in Human Resource Management Systems."

    Forward-looking organizations are actively confronting prevalent trends such as building and retaining an efficient, functional workforce, identifying and developing high-potential employees, and assessing the impact of an aging workforce and potential talent shortages. At the same time, these organizations need to provide high-quality, cost-effective HR services. SAP delivers the applications and technology that enable organizations to implement strategies to meet these needs-such as advanced talent management capabilities, enabling customers to attract, hire and quickly onboard qualified candidates; educate and develop their current workforce; and influence performance through the right mix of compensation, benefits and career development. mySAP ERP HCM further enables customers to construct HR shared services centers for automating and standardizing HR processes through a centralized delivery channel or shared-services organization, providing high-quality services at a lower cost. Built-in workforce analytics reinforce decision-making for executives, HR professionals and line managers through enhanced reporting and analysis, enabling organizations to predict human capital demands and accurately track workforce costs.

    "As large and midsize organizations grow their operations and expand their workforces, they strive to tighten organizational control while improving employee performance and engagement," said James Holincheck, Research VP, Gartner. "In the competitive HCM market, effective solutions must deliver business process improvements, help develop and retain key talent, align the workforce with overall business goals, and be easy to use for employees and managers in order to achieve rapid uptake and results."

    HUGO BOSS Uses Talent Management to Be "Employer of Choice"

    The lifestyle company HUGO BOSS selected a modern business application to facilitate and optimize the work of managers in HR and other departments. HUGO BOSS went live with SAP E-Recruiting in mid-2005. Using HUGO BOSS's career portal, applicants can read job advertisements and register in the company's talent pool. The company now has transparent, standardized processes, expends much less administrative effort and can perform real talent relationship management.

    Rio Tinto Mines Employee Talent with mySAP ERP HCM

    Rio Tinto, a world leader in finding, mining and processing mineral resources, is implementing mySAP ERP HCM globally, including talent management functionality such as enterprise learning management, recruitment and succession management to identify and develop the human capability required to meet their current and future business needs.

    "With mySAP ERP HCM, we can identify and track existing high-potential employees as possible successors for key positions and with the SAP Learning Solution we ensure that our employees have the correct qualifications to help us fulfill the aims of the company," said Mike Ryan, global process team lead for "Manage People" initiative, Rio Tinto. "By replacing our HR legacy systems with the SAP solution we are able to streamline our recruiting and talent management processes and apply these processes consistently across all of our businesses. We are now in a position to better leverage the talents of our employees, our company's main asset."

    Orange County Public Schools Support Hiring Cycle with E-Recruiting

    "Orange County Public Schools hires more than 2,000 employees each year and needed a solution that would change the way we do business, improving how the administration recruits talented teachers and hires qualified staff," said Charles Thompson, chief information officer, Orange County Public Schools, Florida. "As an existing SAP customer, Orange County turned to the latest version of mySAP ERP because its e-recruiting capabilities will help automate steps in the recruiting process, giving the school district visibility into candidates and allowing hiring managers to post job descriptions."

    "SAP has earned the trust of over 10,000 organizations all over the world that run the mySAP ERP HCM application, confirming SAP's number-one position and proving our ability to enable superior process innovation and operational flexibility for human capital management," said Claus Heinrich, member of SAP's executive board in charge of Human Resources, Processes and Production. "SAP recently upgraded its internal HR system to the latest version of mySAP ERP HCM to achieve the full benefits of the software's automated processes as well as new functional improvements such as talent management."

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    SAP is the world's leading provider of business software*. Today, more than 34,600 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP(R) applications -- from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize enterprises to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver(R) platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP solution portfolios support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, retail, financial services, healthcare and the public sector. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP." (Additional information at )

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    Updates to AVIATION WEEK'S World Aerospace Database Feature More Programs, MRO Management ListingsGlobal Hawk, 747-8, Bell/Augusta 609, and Trent 1700 Added to Program Tracker

    NEW YORK, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The new Winter 2006 edition of AVIATION WEEK'S World Aerospace Database (WAD), formerly known as the World Aviation Directory, is now available in both online and print editions. It features four additional programs in its Program Tracker of major A&D programs, bringing the total to 62 programs; contact details for over 50,000 decision makers, including more senior MRO management personnel; updated fleet information; and a Conference & Show Planner that is good through 2008. WAD is the industry's single source for comprehensive data and information on companies, programs, people, products, services, fleets and engines.

    WAD's Program Tracker allows users to find suppliers by identifying more than 900 companies that are key suppliers to 62 major airframe and engine programs, and is continuously updated online. It lists suppliers and their products plus weight and performance specs for each program. Four programs have been added, including the Northrop Grumman Global Hawk, the Boeing 747-8, the Bell/Augusta 609 and the Rolls-Royce Trent 1700.

    In addition, WAD gives users the ability to target decision makers with over 50,000 personnel listed in the print edition, including more than 10,000 middle management decision makers. And, upgraded fleet and engine information -- compiled from Ascend (formerly Airclaims), Forecast International and AVIATION WEEK sources -- includes more than 31,000 fixed-wing turboprops and jet aircraft in service, stored and on order, plus engines for nearly 2,000 operators, including low cost carriers. The military aircraft data includes more than 66,000 manned aircraft of all types in service at more than 200 operators from more than 150 countries.

    Plus, WAD has a show planner through 2008, enabling companies to budget resources and personnel for the significant industry gatherings several years out.

    "We're constantly expanding WAD's breadth and depth of aerospace programs and personnel to give subscribers the resources necessary to find business opportunities, sources and services," said Tom Henricks, president of AVIATION WEEK. "There is no other resource with as many program details, personnel listings, and complete fleet information."

    WAD features more than 20,000 companies and organizations, nearly 60,000 people, and 150,000 product and service listings broken down into 5,000 categories, all in one place. WAD is available in print and online via and through the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) .

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    Small and Medium Businesses Replace Microsoft with Oracle(R) Applications

    REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Small and medium businesses (SMB) looking to reduce business complexities, maximize resources and keep information technology (IT) costs under control are replacing Microsoft with Oracle(R) Applications, Oracle today announced. Companies including Abaris, Dynetech Services Corporation, Gathering Storm, Keller Williams Realty, Prudential Overall Supply and Soltre Technology are finding that Oracle is an overall better investment for growth and competitive advantage.

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    "Small and medium businesses are realizing that Microsoft Applications fall short when it comes to scalability, functionality and ease of use," said Senior Vice President Tony Kender. "With 180,000 total global SMB customers, more and more companies are recognizing Oracle's strengths in addressing the unique needs of the SMB market, and are turning to Oracle to deliver industry specific, cost-effective systems that are easy to install and maintain."

    Abaris Incorporated

    Since 1999, Abaris Inc. has been delivering strategic management, systems, operations and technology solutions to clients around the world. Abaris was previously relying on Microsoft Great Plains to support its project costing and billing needs. However, when the company's business began to grow, it became clear that the Microsoft Applications were not capable of delivering the scalability and functionality that Abaris needed. After a thorough evaluation, the company decided to replace its legacy Microsoft systems with the Oracle E-Business Suite.

    "We believe that an IT investment should enable business expansion, not hinder it. When we realized that our Microsoft systems were not going to help drive our business evolution, we turned to Oracle," said Abaris Senior Partner Michael Ishida. "Our decision to invest in Oracle was based on the company's understanding of the unique needs of our small business as well as the robust project costing and account management functionality offered in the Oracle E- Business Suite."

    Prudential Overall Supply

    Prudential Overall Supply offers a variety of uniform service programs, and is a supplier of facility services and industrial products. Companies rely on Prudential Overall Supply for a variety of apparel needs, from casual to executive wear. The scalability and functionality of Oracle's applications and the significant business advantages of Oracle On Demand contributed to Prudential Overall Supply's decision to replace its Microsoft applications with Oracle.

    "Oracle offered a more complete, end-to-end solution which included the database, applications and on demand model that better supported our entire business. Compared to Microsoft's offering, the capabilities in Oracle's financial and procurement applications will exceed our functional requirements," said Prudential Overall Supply Director of MIS Haskell Hughes. "We also believe that Oracle's suite of applications will take us into the next phase of our technology deployment. In addition, the implementation of our new Route Accounting system -- which is critical to our business -- will utilize the Oracle Database."

    Customers looking for more information on Oracle Applications are encouraged to attend one of the 1000 events that are being held around the world as part of the Oracle Applications World Tour. These events are designed to communicate the Oracle Application strategy, product roadmaps and the "Applications Unlimited" program, Oracle's long-term plans to provide continued enhancements to current Oracle Applications beyond the delivery of Oracle Fusion Applications in 2008. Please visit the World Tour website for more information, at

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    WebSideStory Launches Industry's First Ajax-Enabled Site Search Solution'Active Browsing' Integrates One of Web 2.0's Premier Applications to Help E-Tailers Improve the Customer Experience, Shorten Conversion Cycle

    SAN DIEGO, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WebSideStory, Inc. , a leading provider of digital marketing and analytics solutions, today announced the industry's first commercially available Ajax-enabled site search solution. This capability, called Active Browsing, is an extended service of WebSideStory Search and enables any e-commerce site to integrate one of Web 2.0's enabling technologies, Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), into their product search results. The result is greatly enhanced speed and interactivity, and an improved customer shopping experience in which shoppers are able to engage in "clickless browsing" -- the ability to preview additional product facets and "more like this" categories just by rolling their mouse over specific search results. Last year, The Gap received industry wide attention for spending a reported $10 million to deliver this same type of "quick look" product functionality to its web site as part of a major Ajax-enabled redesign. Active Browsing is available from WebSideStory at a fraction of this cost and can deliver value for any online business model. Active Browsing is currently live on

    "When you make online shopping faster, easier, you create a more persuasive experience, that leads to better conversions and more loyal customers," said Bryan Eisenberg, the co-founder of Future Now, Inc., a New York City marketing firm, and the author of two New York Times best-selling business books, Call to Action and Waiting For Your Cat to Bark? "Active Browsing is demonstrably better than virtually every e-tailer's current offering."

    Active Browsing works by transforming site search into a highly interactive application that accesses server data optimally, and allows for user interface innovations such as "bubbles" that overlay the page to provide more information and navigation choices. This enables visitors to speed through product search results and related facets -- color, size, gender, etc. -- without having to reload the page every time. Active Browsing lays the foundation for additional product capabilities that will take site search to whole new levels of interactivity, including more intuitive interaction conventions and user interfaces. Advanced Ajax implementations at travel sites like are credited with having positive impacts on both user experience and market share. Hitwise, an online competitive service, recently reported that's market share has surged in the last six months -- an increase that one travel industry analyst attributed to the use of Ajax. Google Maps is another popular example of Ajax in action.

    "Active Browsing is incredible," said Susan Aldrich, a senior vice president at Patricia Seybold Group and one of the top site search analysts in the industry. "With many e-commerce sites, I almost get motion sickness having to click back and forth between different products and facets. Not with Active Browsing. It enables you to get key merchandising information while staying focused and engaged on the product. I think it's fair to say that a majority of shoppers will be clamoring for this type of experience within the next year. With Active Browsing, WebSideStory adds yet another valuable innovation to its solutions."

    In April, WebSideStory launched WebSideStory Search 4.0 with Active Ranking, the first site solution to drive site search results based on the full spectrum of web analytics data. With Active Browsing, WebSideStory expands its industry leading Web 2.0 capabilities, which also include the tracking of Web 2.0 content and applications -- such as Ajax, RSS feeds, podcasts and streaming video -- with HBX Analytics, an award-winning on-demand web analytics service.

    "We are pleased to bring another industry first to the market, for the benefit of our customers," said Steve Kusmer, senior vice president and general manager of WebSideStory's search and content solutions unit. "Active Browsing is truly the next generation of site search, where you are moving from a static, click-heavy search experience to a highly interactive one."

    For more information about Active Browsing and WebSideStory Search, please visit

    About WebSideStory, Inc.

    Founded in 1996, WebSideStory, Inc. is a leading provider of digital marketing and analytics solutions that improve online marketing, sales and business operations. Its WebSideStory suite of digital marketing applications consists of web analytics, site search, web content management, and keyword bid management. WebSideStory also provides enterprise analytics solutions through its wholly owned subsidiary, Visual Sciences, LLC, a leading provider of streaming data analysis and visualization software. WebSideStory is headquartered in San Diego, California, and has European headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. For more information, contact WebSideStory. Voice: 858.546.0040. Fax: 858.546.0480. Address: 10182 Telesis Court, 6th Floor, San Diego, CA 92121. Web site: WebSideStory and HBX are among the trademarks or registered trademarks owned by WebSideStory, Inc. Visual Sciences is a registered trademark of Visual Sciences, LLC. Other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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    WebSideStory lance la première solution de recherche en ligne de l'industrie basée sur Ajax

    SAN DIEGO, October 5 /PRNewswire/ --

    - << Active Browsing >> intègre une des meilleures applications de Web 2.0 afin d'aider les vendeurs en ligne à améliorer l'expérience du client et à raccourcir le cycle de conversion

    WebSideStory, Inc. (Nasdaq: WSSI), un des plus importants fournisseurs de marketing numérique et de solutions d'analytique d'entreprise, a lancé aujourd'hui la première solution de l'industrie disponible commercialement pour la recherche en ligne basée sur Ajax. Cette fonctionnalité s'appelle Active Browsing et constitue une extension du service WebSideStory Search en permettant à n'importe quel site d'e-commerce d'intégrer Ajax (JavaScript asynchrone et XML), une des technologies de Web 2.0, dans ses résultats de recherche de produits. Il en résulte un niveau nettement élevé de vitesse et d'interactivité ainsi qu'une expérience améliorée du client à travers laquelle les acheteurs sont en mesure de naviguer sans cliquer -- c'est à dire la capacité de découvrir de nouvelles facettes d'un produit ou des produits similaires en faisant passer tout simplement leur curseur par-dessus les résultats spécifiques d'une recherche. L'année dernière The Gap a soulevé l'intérêt de tout le secteur en dépensant apparemment 10 millions US$ afin d'offrir sur son site Internet le même type de fonctionnalité, dans le cadre d'une refonte majeure basée sur Ajax. WebSideStory propose Active Browsing à une fraction de ce coût et peut fournir de la valeur à n'importe quel modèle commercial en ligne. Active Browsing fonctionne actuellement sur

    << Lorsque vous accélérez et facilitez le shopping en ligne, vous créez une expérience plus convaincante qui aboutit à de meilleurs taux de conversion et à une meilleure fidélisation de la clientèle >>, explique Bryan Eisenberg, co-fondateur de Future Now, Inc., une société de marketing new-yorkaise et l'auteur de deux livres considérés comme des succès de librairie par New York Times, << Call to Action >> et << Waiting For Your Cat to Bark? >> << Active Browsing est de toute évidence meilleur que n'importe quel système offert par les vendeurs en ligne à l'heure actuelle. >>

    Active Browsing transforme la recherche en ligne en une application très interactive qui accède de façon optimale aux données du serveur, et permet des innovations au niveau de l'interface du serveur comme les << bulles >> qui se superposent à la page et offrent plus d'informations et de choix de navigation. Cela permet aux visiteurs de passer rapidement en revue les résultats de recherche de produits et les aspects associés - couleur, taille, sexe, etc. - sans avoir à recharger la page à chaque fois. Active Browsing pose les fondations pour des capacités additionnelles qui permettront à la recherche en ligne d'atteindre de nouveaux niveaux d'interactivité, y compris un plus grand nombre de conventions d'interaction intuitive et d'interfaces utilisateurs. Des mises en oeuvre avancées d'Ajax dans des sites de voyage comme ont eu un effet positif, tant sur l'expérience de l'utilisateur que sur les parts de marché. Hitwise, un service en ligne concurrent de, a récemment indiqué que la part de marché de s'est beaucoup accrue au cours des six derniers mois - une augmentation qui, pour un analyste du secteur, est imputable à l'utilisation d'Ajax. Google Maps est un autre exemple populaire d'application d'Ajax.

    << L'Active Browsing est incroyable >>, estime Susan Aldrich, première vice-présidente chez Patricia Seybold Group et un analyste de premier plan dans le domaine de la recherche en ligne. << Avec la prolifération des sites de e-commerce, j'ai presque le tournis en cliquant entre tous les produits et les facettes proposées. Tout cela disparaît avec Active Browsing. Vous êtes en mesure d'obtenir des informations commerciales clefs tout en restant spécifiquement concentré sur le produit. Pour moi la majorité des acheteurs va réclamer ce type d'expérience dans l'année à venir. Avec Active Browsing, WebSideStory apporte une autre innovation de valeur à ses solutions. >>

    Au mois d'avril, WebSideStory a lancé WebSideStory Search 4.0 avec Active Ranking, la première solution à produire des résultats de recherche en ligne sur la base de l'éventail complet des données d'analyses. Avec Active Browsing, WebSideStory élargit ses capacités Web 2.0 d'avant-garde, qui comprennent aussi le suivi des contenus et des applications Web 2.0 -- Ajax, fils RSS, podcasts et vidéo en streaming - grâce à HBX Analytics, un service primé d'analyse Web à la demande.

    << Nous sommes ravis d'être une fois de plus des précurseurs pour le bénéfice de nos clients >>, déclare Steve Kusmer, premier vice-président et directeur général de la branche contenu et recherche de WebSideStory. << Active Browsing représente véritablement l'avenir de la recherche en ligne, en transformant une expérience de recherche fastidieuse et à clics multiples en une expérience véritablement interactive. >>

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    A propos de WebSideStory Inc.

    Fondée en 1996, WebSideStory, Inc., est un des plus importants prestataires de solutions analytiques numériques en temps réel et à la demande pour le marketing et les entreprises en vue d'améliorer le marketing, les ventes et les opérations commerciales en ligne. Sa suite d'applications de marketing numérique WebSideStory englobe l'analyse Web, la recherche de site, la gestion de contenu Web et la gestion d'offres sur mot clé. WebSideStory fournit aussi des solutions d'analytique d'entreprises à travers sa filiale à part entière Visual Sciences LLC, un fournisseur de premier plan de logiciel d'analyse de données en streaming et de visualisation. Le siège social de WebSide Story se trouve à San Diego en Californie. Son siège européen est à Amsterdam aux Pays-Bas. Pour plus d'informations veuillez contacter WebSideStory. Tél. : +1-858-546-0040. Fax : +1-858-546-0480. Adresse 10182 Telesis Court, 6ème étage, San Diego, CA 92121. Site Web : WebSideStory et HBX font partie des marques commerciales ou des marques commerciales déposées de WebSideStory Inc. Visual Sciences est une marque commerciale déposée de Visual Sciences, LLC. Les autres marques commerciales appartiennent à leurs détenteurs respectifs.

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    Fujitsu and SAP Strengthen Services PartnershipCompanies Renew Commitment to Help Customers Adopt Flexible IT Infrastructure;Fujitsu Becomes an SAP Global Services Partner

    TOKYO, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fujitsu Limited and SAP AG today announced an expansion of their longstanding technology partnership in the services area. In support of their commitment to help companies adopt a flexible IT infrastructure that will come from a services-based IT approach, Fujitsu has become a SAP global services partner and the first Japan-based services company to achieve this standard. Fujitsu and SAP will team worldwide to market and deliver SAP's business applications based on Fujitsu's cutting-edge, high-reliability platform products and consulting services. The combined offering will enable companies around the globe to boost competitiveness by optimizing their overall operations. The announcement was made at SAP(R) TechEd'06, SAP's largest ecosystem education event of the year, being held in Tokyo, Japan, October 5 to 6.

    (Logo: ) Fujitsu -- A New SAP Global Services Partner

    Fujitsu joins a select group of the IT market's largest consultancies to join the "SAP Global Partner -- Services" program. Under this program, Fujitsu and SAP will leverage their respective strengths, including Fujitsu's extensive industry knowledge and service capabilities and SAP's comprehensive range of enterprise applications, to conduct joint sales promotion programs for mutually agreed upon target regional and industry markets. Fujitsu will expand its corps of SAP consultants to approximately 2,500 worldwide by the end of 2008 to serve prospects and customers on a global scale. In addition, Fujitsu plans to establish a services unit in the Global Fujitsu SAP Competence Center at SAP's global headquarters in Walldorf, Germany.

    "As an SAP global technology partner, Fujitsu has been providing business value to many customers worldwide through our highly reliable IT infrastructure offerings optimized for SAP applications," said Chiaki Ito, corporate senior executive vice president, Fujitsu Limited. "Now, as an SAP global services partner as well, we are broadening and strengthening the services we provide to customers to deliver end-to-end solutions supporting SAP software installations, from consulting and systems integration to IT infrastructure."

    Fujitsu and SAP Partnership

    While the formal partnership between Fujitsu and SAP began in 2000, the roots of the global technology partnership reach back to the founding days of SAP, based on the alliance with Fujitsu Siemens Computers. Through their global technology collaboration, Fujitsu significantly contributed to the successful introduction of "adaptive computing," a capability of the SAP NetWeaver(R) platform. The capability was brought to the global marketplace as an IT infrastructure by Fujitsu; "FlexFrame(R) for mySAP(TM) Business Suite." (See June 17, 2003 announcement, titled "SAP NetWeaver Slashes Operational TCO with Adaptive Computing Infrastructure.") In an effort to significantly increase its global footprint as a new global SAP services partner, Fujitsu will provide a compelling end-to-end service and technology offering to SAP customers and prospects.

    "This is another important milestone in SAP's growing relationship with Fujitsu," said Leo Apotheker, member of the executive board and president of Global Customer Solutions and Operations, SAP AG. "It exemplifies our strong commitment to help businesses around the globe accelerate growth and innovation. We look forward to working with Fujitsu and leveraging its customer-centric approach to ultimately help speed the journey to enterprise SOA for our customers."

    SAP(R) TechEd '06 in Las Vegas, Tokyo, Amsterdam and Bangalore

    More than 5,000 SAP customers, partners and technical community are convening at SAP(R) TechEd '06 to learn how to transform existing business processes and IT landscapes and take advantage of the power and flexibility of enterprise service-oriented architecture. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, SAP's largest ecosystem education event of the year offers more than 900 hours of lecture-driven and hands-on sessions. Following a successful event in Las Vegas, Nevada, Sept. 12 - 15, SAP TechEd is being held in Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 5 - 6; Amsterdam, Oct. 18 - 20 and Bangalore, India, Nov. 8 - 10, 2006. For more information, please visit .

    About Fujitsu

    Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting device technologies, highly reliable computing and communications products, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited reported consolidated revenues of about 4.8 trillion yen (US$40.6 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2006. See for further information.

    About SAP

    SAP is the world's leading provider of business software*. Today, more than 34,600 customers in more than 120 countries run SAP(R) applications-from distinct solutions addressing the needs of small and midsize enterprises to suite offerings for global organizations. Powered by the SAP NetWeaver(R) platform to drive innovation and enable business change, SAP software helps enterprises of all sizes around the world improve customer relationships, enhance partner collaboration and create efficiencies across their supply chains and business operations. SAP solution portfolios support the unique business processes of more than 25 industries, including high tech, retail, financial services, healthcare and the public sector. With subsidiaries in more than 50 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges, including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE under the symbol "SAP." (Additional information at )

    (*) SAP defines business software as comprising enterprise resource planning and related applications such as supply chain management, customer relationship management, product life-cycle management and supplier relationship management.

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

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

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