Companies news of 2011-12-01 (page 1)

  • Rogers Communications to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conference
  • Netflix Names Christopher Libertelli as Its New Lead on Government Relations
  • Synopsys CEO Aart de Geus to Present at Barclays Capital 2011 Global Technology Conference
  • Belden To Hold Investor and Analyst Meeting on December 5th in Boston; Global Webcast...
  • FMC Technologies Signs Global Alliance Agreement With Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
  • Kaplan Learning Technologies Honored With Two Awards of Excellence at the Best of...
  • Block & Leviton LLP Investigates Magma Design Automation, Inc. for Possible Breaches of...
  • Pentair to Provide 2012 Outlook on December 14
  • Charter Business Customers Stay on the Leading Edge of Internet Speed with Third Free...
  • Charter Bringing More Power to Internet Users with Increased Download and Upload...
  • Air Products Increases Prices for Electronics Offerings
  • Call of Duty(R): Black Ops Zombies Available Now for All Apple Devices Via App...
  • Entravision Raises $2 Million for Children's Miracle Network HospitalsThree-day...
  • Lowell McAdam Elected Verizon Chairman; Melanie L. Healey, P&G Group President, Joins...
  • Nelnet Business Solutions and peerTransfer Partner to Enhance International Payment...
  • RSA Named in Leaders Category in Both IT GRC and eGRC Platform Evaluations by Independent...
  • Texas Instruments to webcast its 4Q11 mid-quarter financial update
  • Verizon Communications Declares Quarterly Dividend
  • Cantel Medical Corp. to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Results for Its First Quarter...
  • AAR Wins Maintenance and Logistics Contract from U.S. Department of EnergyNew Customer...
  • Dot Hill Systems to Present at the Barclays Capital Global Technology Conference
  • Eurotech, Ltd. (EUOTD) Releases Revenue Projections for Sizzling Social Networking Site...
  • SiriusXM's Opie, Anthony and Jim Norton Celebrate the Life and Work of Comedian Patrice...
  • Panasonic Expands on Hearing Instrument LineupNew Model Offers Significant Improvements...
  • Elbit Systems of America Purchases UAS Dynamics From Co-owner General Dynamics Armament...
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  • Live Nation Entertainment Announces New Executives for the New York MarketAlan Ostfield...



    Rogers Communications to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conference

    TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Rogers Communications Inc. will be participating in the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference being held in New York City, December 5 to 7, 2011. Rogers will be presenting at 1:30 p.m. (ET) on December 6, 2011.

    A live audio webcast of the presentation, as well as an on-demand replay following the presentation, will be accessible through Rogers' Investor Relations website at www.rogers.com/webcast.

    About Rogers:

    Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, sports entertainment, and digital media. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and on the New York Stock Exchange . For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit rogers.com.

    Rogers Communications Inc.

    CONTACT: Deborah DeRoche, (416) 935-3551, deborah.deroche@rci.rogers.com




    Netflix Names Christopher Libertelli as Its New Lead on Government Relations

    LOS GATOS, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix, Inc. today announced the appointment of Christopher Libertelli as the head of Global Government Relations. Mr. Libertelli joins Netflix from Skype, where for the last seven years, he successfully managed the company's government relations programs in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

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    Netflix also announced today that Michael Drobac will be leaving the company to launch his own public service/ health care start-up. Mr. Drobac successfully established the Netflix Government Relations office in Washington in 2010 and spearheaded the company's domestic and global government relations' strategy.

    "We're very excited for Christopher to join our team and thank Michael for his dedication to Netflix and wish him the best of luck with his new venture," said Netflix general counsel David Hyman. "Christopher is a seasoned public affairs executive with great insight into the global regulatory issues that Internet-based companies like Netflix face."

    Prior to joining Skype in 2005, Libertelli served as senior legal advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and an associate at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson. He received his JD in Communications Law at from Boston University.

    About Netflix:

    With more than 20 million streaming members in the United States, Canada and Latin America, Netflix, Inc. [Nasdaq: NFLX] is the world's leading Internet subscription service for enjoying movies and TV shows. For about US$7.99 a month, Netflix members can instantly watch unlimited movies and TV episodes streamed over the Internet to PCs, Macs and TVs. Among the large and expanding base of devices streaming from Netflix are the Microsoft Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Sony PS3 consoles; an array of Blu-ray disc players, Internet-connected TVs, home theater systems, digital video recorders and Internet video players; Apple iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Apple TV and Google TV. In all, more than 700 devices that stream from Netflix are available. For additional information, go to Netflix.com. Follow Netflix on Facebook and Twitter.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Netflix, Inc.

    CONTACT: Steve Swasey, sswasey@netflix.com, +1-408-540-3947

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

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    Synopsys CEO Aart de Geus to Present at Barclays Capital 2011 Global Technology Conference

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. , a world leader in software and IP used in the design, verification and manufacture of electronic components and systems, today announced that Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO, will speak at the Barclays Capital 2011 Global Technology Conference in San Francisco, on December 7, 2011.

    This event will be broadcast live over the Internet via the Synopsys corporate website at http://www.synopsys.com/Company/InvestorRelations on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. PT (2:30 p.m. ET). To access the live audio webcast, please go to the website at least ten minutes early to register and to download and install any necessary multimedia software. The webcast replay of the presentation can be accessed at the Synopsys corporate website approximately four hours following the conclusion of the live event.

    About Synopsys

    Synopsys, Inc. is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has approximately 70 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com/.

    Investor Contact:
    Roberta Reid
    Synopsys, Inc.
    (650) 584-1901

    Synopsys, Inc.

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




    Belden To Hold Investor and Analyst Meeting on December 5th in Boston; Global Webcast Access Available

    ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Belden Inc. , a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission critical applications, will hold its annual analyst and investor day on Monday, December 5, 2011. The meeting will be held from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston, with leading institutional investors and financial analysts expected to attend. John Stroup, President and Chief Executive Officer, along with other members of senior management, will present an overview of the business. A question and answer session will follow presentations.

    For more information on details of the event, please contact Investor Relations at Belden by phone at 314-854-8054, or via e-mail at investor.relations@belden.com.

    Belden will also provide a live and archived webcast for those unable to attend the event in person. The webcast and accompanying slide presentations will be available via Belden's Investor Relations page at http://investor.belden.com/news-events.cfm. The presentation and webcast will remain available for approximately 90 days after the conference.

    About Belden

    St. Louis-based Belden Inc. designs, manufactures, and markets cable, connectivity, and networking products in markets including industrial automation, enterprise, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer electronics. It has approximately 6,800 employees, and provides value for industrial automation, enterprise, education, healthcare, entertainment and broadcast, sound and security, transportation, infrastructure, consumer electronics and other industries. Belden has manufacturing capabilities in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and a market presence in nearly every region of the world. Belden was founded in 1902, and today is a leader with some of the strongest brands in the signal transmission industry. For more information, visit www.belden.com.

    Contact:
    Belden Investor Relations
    314-854-8054
    Investor.Relations@Belden.com

    Belden Inc.

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




    FMC Technologies Signs Global Alliance Agreement With Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

    HOUSTON, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has signed a global alliance agreement with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to provide subsea systems and life-of-field services for their worldwide subsea development projects.

    In 1999, FMC supplied equipment for Anadarko's first subsea project, North Garnet, in the Gulf of Mexico. Since then, the companies have collaborated on other projects including Independence Hub, the largest natural gas processing facility in the Gulf, and FMC has also supplied Anadarko with the industry's first subsea wellhead qualified at a pressure rating of 20,000 psi.

    "An alliance has been in place with Anadarko and its legacy companies since 1992 to support their Gulf of Mexico exploration and production projects," said John Gremp, FMC Technologies' Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Today's announcement will allow FMC to broaden its support of Anadarko's expanding exploration and production activities worldwide, including recent discoveries offshore the East and West coasts of Africa. Anadarko has an extensive deepwater program, and we are pleased to strengthen our relationship through this global alliance."

    FMC Technologies, Inc. is a leading global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry. Named by FORTUNE(R) Magazine as the World's Most Admired Oil and Gas Equipment, Service Company in 2010, the Company has approximately 13,500 employees and operates 27 production facilities in 16 countries. FMC Technologies designs, manufactures and services technologically sophisticated systems and products such as subsea production and processing systems, surface wellhead systems, high pressure fluid control equipment, measurement solutions, and marine loading systems for the oil and gas industry. For more information, visit www.fmctechnologies.com.

    This release contains forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are information of a non-historical nature and are subject to risks and uncertainties that are beyond the Company's ability to control. These risks and uncertainties are described under the caption "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and may be modified in subsequent quarterly reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission that may be accessed on the Company's website. The Company cautions shareholders and prospective investors that actual results may differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements.

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com FMC Technologies, Inc.

    CONTACT: Investors, Bradley Alexander, +1-281-260-3665; or Media, Ellen
    Bates, +1-281-445-6559, or Michael King, +1-281-931-2540

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




    Kaplan Learning Technologies Honored With Two Awards of Excellence at the Best of Elearning! Awards

    ATLANTA, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaplan Learning Technologies (KLT) has added yet more awards to their impressive list after being honored for their two core products at the recent Best of Elearning! Awards.

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    KLT's STT Trainer and Atlantic Link Capture Point were recognized in their respective categories. The software simulation authoring solution STT Trainer received an Award of Excellence in the Best Simulation Tool category and the rapid eLearning solution Atlantic Link Capture Point excelled in the Best Video Capture, Publish Product category.

    Recipients of the Best of Elearning! Awards were chosen by Elearning! And Government Elearning! Magazines' reader community through an open-ended online ballot. Altogether, approximately 1,750 nominations were collected over the three-month balloting period.

    "We are delighted to receive two additional awards", said Brian Sholly, President of Kaplan Learning Technologies. "Given the number of nominations, it is truly a great honor to be recognized by those in the learning community that actually use our products and services on a daily basis. As a company, we have now won 38 awards which shows that we are continually being recognized as a leading edge organization with outstanding products."

    For additional information related to KLT's products, please visit www.KaplanLT.com or contact Jennifer Wagner, Director of Marketing, at 678-277-3261.

    About Kaplan Learning Technologies
    Kaplan Learning Technologies (KLT) provides authoring solutions for rapid eLearning and software simulations, as well as performance-based testing technologies that enable organizations to recruit, develop and maintain a highly skilled workforce. KLT's enterprise training solutions include STT Trainer, STT Infoshare, Atlantic Link, and PerformIT.

    Organizations worldwide, including Shell International, Siemens, and the BBC use products from Kaplan Learning Technologies to train, test, and certify their staff.

    KLT is a division of Kaplan, Inc., a leading global provider of education services and a subsidiary of The Washington Post Company . www.kaplanLT.com

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    CONTACT: CONTACT: Jennifer Wagner, Director of Marketing, Kaplan Learning
    Technologies, +1-706-277-3261, KLT@kaplan.com

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




    Block & Leviton LLP Investigates Magma Design Automation, Inc. for Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duties

    BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Block & Leviton LLP is investigating whether the Board of Directors of Magma Design Automation, Inc. ("Magma" or the "Company") breached their fiduciary duties in agreeing to sell the Company to Synopsis, Inc. in a transaction valued at $507 million.

    The investigation centers on whether Magma's Board of Directors protected shareholder interests, and properly maximized shareholder value, by agreeing to sell the Company for only $7.35 per share when stock market analysts have set a median price for the Company at $8.00 per share and, in fact, at least one analyst having a target price of $11.00 per share.

    If you own stock in Magma please contact us to discuss your rights with regard to this transaction or if you have any questions.

    Jason M. Leviton, Esq.
    (617) 398-5620
    jason@blockesq.com

    Scott Mays, Esq.
    (617) 398-5640
    scott@blockesq.com

    The attorneys at Block & Leviton have more than 40 years of experience in representing individual and institutional investors in shareholder rights actions and throughout their careers have achieved significant recoveries for their clients.

    This may constitute attorney advertising.

    Block & Leviton LLP



    Pentair to Provide 2012 Outlook on December 14

    MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pentair, Inc. will release its outlook for full-year 2012 financial performance before the opening of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday, December 14, 2011. The company will also hold a conference call with investors at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) that day.

    Related presentation materials will be posted to the "Investors" section of the company's website (www.pentair.com) prior to the conference call and will be available there until December 14, 2012.

    Conference call details

    The call can be accessed via a webcast at www.pentair.com or by dialing 866-271-5991 or 973-638-3449 (international) prior to 9:00 a.m. EST along with conference number 31241104. A replay of the conference call will be available for investors from approximately 10:00 a.m. EST on December 14, 2011 through midnight on January 20, 2012 by dialing 855-859-2056 or 404-537-3406, along with the above conference number.

    About Pentair, Inc.

    Pentair (www.pentair.com) is a global diversified industrial company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Its Water Group is a global leader in providing innovative products and systems used worldwide in the movement, treatment, storage and enjoyment of water. Pentair's Technical Products Group is a leader in the global enclosures and thermal management markets, designing and manufacturing thermal management products and standard, modified, and custom enclosures that protect sensitive electronics and the people that use them. With 2010 revenues of $3.0 billion, Pentair employs over 15,000 people worldwide.

    Pentair Contacts:
    Sara Zawoyski
    Vice President, Investor Relations
    Tel.: (763) 656-5575
    E-mail: sara.zawoyski@pentair.com

    Pentair, Inc.

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




    Charter Business Customers Stay on the Leading Edge of Internet Speed with Third Free Speed Increase for Commercial CustomersFast Internet Fuels Business Productivity, Reduces Costs

    ST. LOUIS, Dec.1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Charter Communications, Inc. today announced that Charter Business is, for the third time since 2010, increasing commercial Internet speeds at no cost for two of its most popular services, Charter Business Internet Essentials16 and 25. This free speed increase will take place in approximately 95 percent of Charter's Internet service area nationwide. Specific increases in downstream and upstream speeds are shown below:

    --  Charter Business's fastest commercial offerings, Pro50 and Pro100,
    remain the same and continue to be two of the fastest Internet services
    available to commercial customers, providing up to 50 Mbps downstream/5
    Mbps upstream and up to 100 Mbps downstream/ 5 Mbps upstream,
    respectively.
    --  Charter Business Internet Essentials25, with downstream speeds of 25
    Mbps and upstream speeds of 3 Mbps, will increase to up to 30 Mbps
    downstream and up to 4 Mbps upstream - at least 6 times faster than 5
    Mbps DSL service and 20 times faster than T1.
    --  Charter Business Internet Essentials16, with downstream speeds of 16
    megabits per second (Mbps) and upstream speeds of 2 Mbps, will increase
    to up to 20 Mbps downstream and up to 3 Mbps upstream - at least 6 times
    faster than 3 Mbps DSL service and more than 13 times faster than T1.
    

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    With the increased speeds, businesses will have faster downstream and upstream times for file transfers and can more efficiently run billing systems and credit card processing, as well as enhance web server and email efficiency. In addition, employees will gain faster access to data and more applications with hosted, cloud-based services.

    "We appreciate the importance of connectivity in today's business environment and Charter Business continues to invest in our network, ensuring maximum uptime and reliability for our thousands of business customers," said Jim McGann, Senior Vice President, Charter Business.

    "Faster Internet speeds can take businesses to the next level," he added. "We are empowering our customers with pure online power to save time and boost productivity when multitasking with multiple devices. Charter Business Internet is a cost-efficient fuel for business productivity."

    About Charter Business

    Charter Business, a division of Charter Communications, Inc, provides business organizations with scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions, including business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services and wireless backhaul. Catering to the unique broadband needs of business customers, Charter Business offers competitively priced bundled products over its state-of-the-art, fiber-based network, helping businesses in a variety of industries maximize efficiency while continuing to grow. Charter Business is Metro Ethernet Forum Certified. More information about Charter Business can be found at charter-business.com.

    About Charter

    Charter is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV(R) video entertainment programming, Charter Internet(R) access, and Charter Phone(R). Charter Business(R) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.

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    CONTACT: CONTACT: Media, Anita Lamont, +1-314-543-2215, or Analysts,
    Robin Gutzler, +1-314-543-2389, both for Charter Communications, Inc.

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




    Charter Bringing More Power to Internet Users with Increased Download and Upload SpeedsFlagship service tier increased to 30 Mbps download with 4 Mbps upload

    ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A study conducted earlier this year(1) predicts the number of devices connected to IP networks will be double the global population in 2015. It was 2009 when Charter Communications, Inc. first increased Internet speeds for its customers at no cost, and today the company did it again for a fourth time - increasing download speeds and at least doubling upload speeds on its most popular Internet service tiers at no additional cost.

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    Charter is answering the call from more users, devices, streams and apps seeking Internet connectivity with faster upload and download speeds, greater reliability and a superior experience.

    In markets where Charter has deployed DOCSIS 3.0 technology, or approximately 95 percent of its Internet service area, the company is increasing Charter Internet Express download speeds from 12 megabits per second (Mbps) to up to 15 Mbps, and increasing upload speeds from 1 Mbps to up to 3 Mbps. Charter Internet Plus download speeds are being increased from 18 Mbps to up to 30 Mbps, and upload speeds are being increased from 2 Mbps to up to 4 Mbps. Charter's fastest residential offering is increasing from 60 Mbps download to up to 100 Mbps download/5 Mbps upload, and has been renamed Charter Internet Ultra100 to reflect the significant enhancement. Express and Plus speeds are also increasing in the remaining portions of Charter's service areas nationwide.

    "The Internet is changing the way we watch TV, communicate with our friends and family, and engage in social and professional networks. When you're posting content online, we know it's important to have a fast, reliable connection, and we're committed to enabling the rapid sharing of content," said Rich DiGeronimo, Charter Senior Vice President, Product and Strategy. "With multiple connected devices in your home, you don't have to make tradeoffs with Charter Internet. You can use multiple gadgets simultaneously, and enjoy a rich experience with each one. The power of the Internet continues to grow, and Charter delivers more speed than ever."

    Charter customer Stephen Bolen is the head of a household of three, with a continuously growing number of Internet-connected gadgets. "We've never had a problem scaling up, knowing that Charter Internet service would meet our demands," he says. "I'm usually browsing on my laptop, streaming video or uploading files to an FTP server for clients, while my wife browses on the tablet or her laptop. My daughter's data usage primarily comes from kids' shows and education apps."

    Bolen grew up in the era of one-person-at-a-time on the desktop computer, and during that time no one could use the telephone. "That's all changed with Charter Internet," he says. "My family can be together, yet doing our own things. I'm glad my daughter is growing up this way."

    "The value of the Internet can't be measured simply in megabits and gigabytes," said John Birrer, Charter's Senior Vice President, Customer Experience. "Our goal is to deliver the best experience with not only the fastest speeds, but also the most reliable, consistent Internet connectivity and highest quality customer service. Our customers deserve it, and we'll deliver it, now and in the future."

    (1)Cisco(R) Visual Networking Index.

    PC Magazine Fastest ISPs 2011 logo is a trademark of Ziff Davis, Inc. Used under license.

    About Charter
    Charter is a leading broadband communications company and the fourth-largest cable operator in the United States. Charter provides a full range of advanced broadband services, including advanced Charter TV(R) video entertainment programming, Charter Internet(R) access, and Charter Phone(R). Charter Business(R) similarly provides scalable, tailored, and cost-effective broadband communications solutions to business organizations, such as business-to-business Internet access, data networking, business telephone, video and music entertainment services, and wireless backhaul. Charter's advertising sales and production services are sold under the Charter Media(R) brand. More information about Charter can be found at charter.com.

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    CONTACT: media, Anita Lamont, +1-314-543-2215, or analysts, Robin Gutzler,
    +1-314-543-2389, both for Charter

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




    Air Products Increases Prices for Electronics Offerings

    LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products today announced that effective January 1, 2012, or as contracts allow, it will be increasing prices in North America by 3.5% to 15% on all electronics materials and electronic formulated products. In addition, Air Products will be eliminating rental discounts on these products.

    The price increase is necessary to address escalating production costs.

    Air Products serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. In fiscal 2011, Air Products had revenues of $10.1 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,900 employees around the globe. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.

    ***NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2011.

    Air Products

    CONTACT: CONTACT: Media: Robert Brown, +1-610-481-1192;
    brownrf@airproducts.com, or Investors: Simon Moore, +1-610-481-7461;
    mooresr@airproducts.com

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




    Call of Duty(R): Black Ops Zombies Available Now for All Apple Devices Via App StoreFan-Favorite Zombie Saga Continues Today on iPhone(R), iPad(R) and iPod Touch(R)

    SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Call of Duty(R) Zombies experience continues on the Apple iPhone, iPad & iPod Touch, as Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. , launches Call of Duty(R): Black Ops Zombies today. Adapted from Treyarch's best-selling console hit, Call of Duty(R): Black Ops, and built specifically for Apple mobile devices, Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies delivers a Zombies experience never before seen on mobile along with 50 levels of cult-favorite Dead-Ops Arcade, providing the ultimate undead challenge for fans of Call of Duty's signature Zombies mode. Featuring Voice Chat for a true Call of Duty style multiplayer experience, the title allows gamers to play solo or join a team of up to four to take down hordes of zombies.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies has been optimized for 3rd-generation devices and higher, allowing for unparalleled graphics and performance on a mobile device. As an iOS Universal App, the game operates the same whether played on iPhone, iPod or iPad, meaning a zombie's brain will splatter just as vividly on your iPhone4's Retina Display as on your iPad 2. Fans of the series should keep an eye out for ongoing updates to the game as the team will provide upgraded features, more fan-favorite maps, and other special surprises.

    The Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies game app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, developed by Ideaworks Game Studio, is available for $6.99 from the App Store at http://itunes.apple.com/app/id471063940.

    About Activision Publishing, Inc.

    Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products.

    Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

    Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision Blizzard's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements under the heading "Company Outlook," are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Activision Blizzard generally uses words such as "outlook," "will," "could," "should," "would," "might," "to be," "plans," "believes," "may," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "estimate," "future," "plan," "positioned," "potential," "project," "remain," "scheduled," "set to," "subject to," "upcoming" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause Activision Blizzard's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include, but are not limited to, sales levels of Activision Blizzard's titles, increasing concentration of titles, shifts in consumer spending trends, the impact of the current macroeconomic environment and market conditions within the video game industry, Activision Blizzard's ability to predict consumer preferences, including interest in specific genres such as first-person action and massively multiplayer online games and preferences among competing hardware platforms, the seasonal and cyclical nature of the interactive game market, changing business models including digital and used games, competition, including from used games and other forms of entertainment, possible declines in software pricing, product returns and price protection, product delays, adoption rate and availability of new hardware (including peripherals) and related software, rapid changes in technology and industry standards, litigation risks and associated costs, protection of proprietary rights, maintenance of relationships with key personnel, customers, licensees, licensors, vendors, and third-party developers, including the ability to attract, retain and develop key personnel and developers that can create high quality "hit" titles, counterparty risks relating to customers, licensees, licensors and manufacturers, domestic and international economic, financial and political conditions and policies, foreign exchange rates and tax rates, and the identification of suitable future acquisition opportunities and potential challenges associated with geographic expansion, and the other factors identified in the risk factors section of Activision Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10-K. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon information available to Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and Activision Blizzard assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Although these forward-looking statements are believed to be true when made, they may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future performance of Activision Blizzard and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

    ACTIVISION and CALL OF DUTY are registered trademarks of Activision Publishing, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.

    Activision Publishing, Inc.

    CONTACT: CONTACT: Bianca Harzbecker, Publicist of Activision Publishing,
    Inc., +1-310-496-5290, bianca.harzbecker@activision.com

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

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/007396.html




    Entravision Raises $2 Million for Children's Miracle Network HospitalsThree-day Spanish-Language Radiothon hits record fundraising for 24 children's hospitals

    SALT LAKE CITY and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Children's Miracle Network Hospitals(R), a charity that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals and Entravision Communications Corporation today announced a record $2,001,050 raised for 24 member hospitals during the fourth annual network-wide Radiothon. Three of Entravision's leading radio network formats kicked off the event Friday, Nov. 18, broadcasting live from the lobby of Children's Hospital Los Angeles, with the event concluding on Sunday, Nov. 20.

    The theme for this year's Radiothon, "Un Million Para Los Ninos" (One Million for the Children), was far exceeded by Entravision's leading Spanish-language radio stations, including the Jose, Super Estrella, El Gato, La Tricolor, Que Pasa 99.5 and Maria formats, and almost doubled last year's record-setting total of $1.2 million. With more than $2 million raised this year, the event is the most successful Spanish-language Radiothon to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals to date.

    "Now in our fourth year of collaborating with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, we are thrilled to have shattered our previous fundraising record and be able to benefit more hospitals and children than ever before," said Jeffery Liberman, president of Entravision's radio division. "The overwhelming success of this year's Radiothon is truly a testament to the vast reach of Entravision's national radio platform and the great combined force of our Spanish-language listeners."

    "We are extremely proud of the great effort by the entire Entravision team nationwide on behalf of the children served by our member hospitals," stated Joe Trevino, vice president of Hispanic programs, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. "The goal was exceeded because of the personal dedication and commitment by everyone involved; it was truly a team effort by Entravision."

    The Radiothon program has been an integral part of Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' fundraising efforts since 1997. Today more than 300 stations participate in Radiothons annually, raising about $50 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Radiothons have raised more than $280 million in support of 170 children's hospitals across North America.

    About Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

    Children's Miracle Network Hospitals(R) raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across the United States and Canada, which, in turn, use the money where it's needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, helping local kids. Since 1983, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of the mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at CMNHospitals.org.

    About Entravision Communications Corporation

    Entravision Communications Corporation is a diversified Spanish-language media company utilizing a combination of television, radio and digital operations to reach Hispanic consumers across the United States, as well as the border markets of Mexico. Entravision is the largest affiliate group of both the top-ranked Univision television network and Univision's TeleFutura network, with television stations in 20 of the nation's top 50 Hispanic markets. The company also operates one of the nation's largest groups of primarily Spanish-language radio stations, consisting of 48 owned and operated radio stations. Additionally, Entravision has a variety of cross-platform digital content and sales offerings designed to capitalize on the company's leadership position within the Hispanic broadcasting community. Entravision shares of Class A Common Stock are traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol: EVC.

    Entravision Communications Corporation

    CONTACT: CONTACT: for Entravision: Kathleen Hopkins, Brainerd
    Communicators Inc., +1-212-986-6667 khopkins@braincomm.com or for
    Children's Miracle Network Hospitals: Miranda Barnard, Children's Miracle
    Network Hospitals, +1-801-450-7297, mbarnard@cmnhospitals.org




    Lowell McAdam Elected Verizon Chairman; Melanie L. Healey, P&G Group President, Joins BoardMcAdam Will Be Chairman and CEO Following Ivan Seidenberg's Retirement as Chairman at Year-End

    NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Verizon Communications Inc. today elected Verizon President and CEO Lowell C. McAdam as chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2012. In addition, Melanie L. Healey, group president for North America at Procter & Gamble Co. , was elected as a new member of Verizon's board, effective immediately.

    McAdam's chairmanship will begin following the retirement of Ivan G. Seidenberg as Verizon's chairman on Dec. 31.

    Sandra O. Moose, presiding director of Verizon's board, said: "The board's decision to name Lowell as chairman is a reflection of his comprehensive understanding of Verizon's operations and the fast-moving and ever-evolving communications industry. He is uniquely qualified to step into this role, having spent his entire career as an industry leader creating growth and value for shareholders. As chairman, Lowell will provide insight and expertise as he oversees the functioning of the board."

    McAdam has been president and CEO of Verizon since Aug. 1, with responsibility for all business operations at Verizon, including the strategic direction of the company's products and technologies. He has served on the board of Verizon since March 2011 and on the board of Verizon Wireless since 2003, chairing the Verizon Wireless board since September 2010. He was president and CEO of Verizon Wireless until October 2010, when he became president and COO of Verizon.

    Healey, a Recognized Global Marketing Leader

    Healey serves as group president for North America at Procter & Gamble. Before this, she had been president of P&G's global feminine care business since 2005, adding responsibilities for global health care brands in 2007.

    Moose said: "Melanie brings to Verizon's board an extensive background in consumer goods, marketing and international operations. With first-hand experience in several global markets and a wealth of knowledge about delighting consumers with great products, she will be a superb advisor and asset to Verizon. We look forward to her active participation on the board."

    Brazilian by birth, Healey began her career in marketing at S.C. Johnson & Sons in 1983 and moved to Johnson & Johnson in 1987.

    She joined P&G Brazil as a brand manager in 1990 and over the next eight years managed brands across categories as diverse as baby care, health care, hair care, personal cleansing and fabric care during assignments in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela. In 1998 she was named general manager of the feminine care business in Latin America. In 2001 she became vice president and general manager of the feminine care business for North America, moving to P&G's headquarters in Cincinnati.

    In addition to her current business responsibilities, Healey is the leader of P&G North America's Diversity and Inclusion Team, as well as the Global Corporate Women's Leadership Team. She serves as a member of Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport Board, and she has been a director of Bacardi & Co. Limited since 2008.

    Since 2007, she has been recognized in multiple business-leadership lists, including Fortune magazine's Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business, Forbes magazine's The 100 Most Powerful Women and the Wall Street Journal's The 50 Women to Watch.

    Healey has a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Richmond, where she is a member of the Board of Trustees.

    Seidenberg Completes Leadership Succession Plan

    Seidenberg, who turns 65 this month, had previously announced his intention to retire by year-end, after stepping down from the CEO post earlier this year and completing the company's CEO succession process under way since 2010. As chairman, Seidenberg has continued to assist in the transition.

    Following Seidenberg's retirement, Verizon will have 12 board members.

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 107 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $106.6 billion in 2010 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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

    Verizon Communications Inc.

    CONTACT: CONTACT: Peter Thonis, +1-212-395-2355, peter.thonis@verizon.com

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

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/094251.html




    Nelnet Business Solutions and peerTransfer Partner to Enhance International Payment Options on Campus

    LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelnet Business Solutions, a leading provider of campus commerce services for higher education, and peerTransfer, a leading provider of global payment solutions for international students and their schools, have partnered to achieve new efficiencies through the integration of technology and streamlined business operations.

    Nelnet and peerTransfer will offer an integrated solution that will enable schools to take advantage of the international payment solution that peerTransfer is known for and combine it with the secure, compliant payment gateway that is the hallmark of Nelnet services.

    "We are always looking for new ways to deliver value to our customers, and that is why we have decided to partner with peerTransfer," said Kevin Wiley, Chief Operating Officer at Nelnet Business Solutions. "Now our schools will have an enhanced solution to collect international payments."

    peerTransfer streamlines the payment process for international students and families and saves them money by providing a more favorable currency exchange rate and an improved experience compared to traditional banking wire options. In addition, the free solution has proven to save schools time and money by improving efficiencies with the international payment reconciliation process.

    "We are thrilled to work with Nelnet," said Iker Marcaide, Chief Executive Officer of peerTransfer. "Though a large number of U.S. schools have already benefited from our stand-alone solution, by integrating with Nelnet's comprehensive payment gateway we will further ease the burden associated with international payments."

    "At the University of Illinois we continually strive to increase efficiencies for our school and provide value to our students and families," says John Hockersmith, Associate Director of Student Financial Services. "The partnership between Nelnet and peerTransfer will allow us to do just that."

    Nelnet client schools can expect to take advantage of the joint offering with peerTransfer in Q1 2012. For more information, please contact the media contacts for this release.

    About Nelnet Business Solutions

    Nelnet Business Solutions delivers superior technology and innovative business tools that improve service and reduce costs for higher education. This goal is accomplished by providing a suite of campus commerce solutions including eBilling and ePayment, actively managed tuition payment plans, cashiering, campus-wide commerce management, student refunds, and more. Working with approximately 700 educational institutions and two million students and families each year, Nelnet integrates with all major ERPs and can help your campus achieve and maintain PCI compliance. For more information, visit www.campuscommerce.com.

    About peerTransfer Corp

    peerTransfer is the leader in the development of innovative global payment solutions for the education industry. peerTransfer's solutions have been proven to save schools and their international students a significant amount of time and money when receiving or making international payments. The company offers international students the ability to pay in their home currency and then bundles the payments together to secure wholesale foreign currency exchange rates, which equates to a significant amount of savings for the students. In addition, the free solution helps schools more efficiently manage and reconcile payments via international wires. The company is headquartered in Boston, Mass., with additional offices in Europe. For more information, visit www.peertransfer.com.

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    Nelnet

    CONTACT: Judith Seguy, VP Business Development of Nelnet Business
    Solutions, +1-847-276-3867, Judi.Seguy@nelnet.net; or Stephen Williams,
    Director of Marketing of peerTransfer, +1-617-875-7961,
    Stephen@peerTransfer.com

    Web site: http://www.nelnet.com/
    http://www.campuscommerce.com/
    http://www.peertransfer.com/




    RSA Named in Leaders Category in Both IT GRC and eGRC Platform Evaluations by Independent Research FirmRSA Archer Only Platform to Achieve Leader Category in Both IT and eGRC Reports

    BEDFORD, Mass., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA, The Security Division of EMC today announced that the RSA((R)) Archer((R)) Governance, Risk and Compliance platform ranked in the Leaders category in two simultaneous Forrester Research, Inc. Waves evaluating IT and eGRC platform vendors for Q4 2011. RSA Archer was the only GRC vendor to be named to both Forrester Waves and awarded the highest rankings for current offering, strategy and market presence in the IT GRC Wave, and the highest ranking for market presence in the eGRC Wave. Not only was the RSA Archer platform named a leader but it is also positioned as having the highest rating for market presence in both reports.

    The Forrester Wave is designed to provide insight into a particular market or technology - to keep decision makers well-informed. For The Forrester Wave(TM): IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms, Q4 2011, December 1, 2011, Forrester evaluated leading risk and compliance software vendors across 59 criteria and found that the RSA Archer platform scored at the top of the evaluation for content management, risk and control management, and workflow management. Forrester noted in the report that "the strong technical capabilities of the RSA Archer platform and the company's market success set it above the competition," and the RSA Archer platform is "one of the best overall technical platforms we assessed in the IT GRC space. With the Archer platform now under the wings of the RSA brand, the larger set of development resources along with the extended sales and marketing force will enable RSA to remain a leader in the IT GRC market for the foreseeable future."

    Reflecting the still substantial gap that exists in most organizations between the IT and enterprise GRC functions, Forrester conducted and published a second evaluation, The Forrester Wave(TM): Enterprise Governance, Risk and Compliance Platforms, Q4 2011, November 30, 2011. Again the RSA Archer platform emerged as a leader based on a strong vision and the ability to evolve quickly and address customers' changing needs. "With solid technical functionality and a satisfied customer base, Archer made the leap into the Leaders category in this year's evaluation. The company's platform is highly configurable with an intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface, and its ability to facilitate customer-led development sets it apart from competitors," the report noted.

    "Many companies are looking for tools to manage inter-related risks across the business not only in IT but also finance, operations, and legal domains, said David Walter, Senior Director, GRC Strategy and Solutions at RSA. "Our continued investment and dedication to creating a best-of-breed GRC platform helped to solidify our position in the market. The RSA Archer eGRC platform automates the measurement and visualization of risks across the enterprise to enable an apples-to-apples prioritization and enable a more effective utilization of limited risk mitigation resources. Our strong ecosystem of partners and vast community of users, help us to keep innovating and answer the latest GRC challenges facing our customers."

    On Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 2:00 PM EST, RSA will host a webinar to discuss the increased need for a converged GRC platform enabling holistic management of risk and compliance across the organization. Joining David Walter in the discussion will be guest Chris McClean, Forrester Senior Analyst and author of the GRC Waves, and a panel of Fortune 500 organizations.

    About RSA

    RSA, The Security Division of EMC, is the premier provider of security, risk and compliance management solutions for business acceleration. RSA helps the world's leading organizations solve their most complex and sensitive security challenges. These challenges include managing organizational risk, safeguarding mobile access and collaboration, proving compliance, and securing virtual and cloud environments.

    Combining business-critical controls in identity assurance, encryption & key management, SIEM, Data Loss Prevention, Continuous Network Monitoring, and Fraud Protection with industry leading eGRC capabilities and robust consulting services, RSA brings visibility and trust to millions of user identities, the transactions that they perform and the data that is generated. For more information, please visit www.RSA.com and www.EMC.com.

    RSA and Archer are either registered trademarks or trademarks of EMC Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other products and/or services are trademarks of their respective owners.

    This release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined under the Federal Securities Laws. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of certain risk factors, including but not limited to: (i) adverse changes in general economic or market conditions; (ii) delays or reductions in information technology spending; (iii) the relative and varying rates of product price and component cost declines and the volume and mixture of product and services revenues; (iv) competitive factors, including but not limited to pricing pressures and new product introductions; (v) component and product quality and availability; (vi) fluctuations in VMware, Inc.'s operating results and risks associated with trading of VMware stock; (vii) the transition to new products, the uncertainty of customer acceptance of new product offerings and rapid technological and market change; (viii) risks associated with managing the growth of our business, including risks associated with acquisitions and investments and the challenges and costs of integration, restructuring and achieving anticipated synergies; (ix) the ability to attract and retain highly qualified employees; (x) insufficient, excess or obsolete inventory; (xi) fluctuating currency exchange rates; (xii) threats and other disruptions to our secure data centers or networks; (xiii) our ability to protect our proprietary technology; (xiv) war or acts of terrorism; and (xv) other one-time events and other important factors disclosed previously and from time to time in the filings of EMC Corporation, the parent company of RSA, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EMC and RSA disclaim any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements after the date of this release.

    EMC Corporation

    CONTACT: Lona Therrien, +1-781-515-5449, lona.therrien@rsa.com

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




    Texas Instruments to webcast its 4Q11 mid-quarter financial update

    DALLAS, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) will webcast its 4Q11 mid-quarter financial update, Thursday, December 8, beginning at 4 p.m. Central time. Ron Slaymaker, vice president and head of Investor Relations, will provide the update and answer questions from the investor audience.

    You may access the webcast on the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.ti.com/ir. An archived copy of the webcast will be available shortly after the call concludes.

    About Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 80,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be - smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do - from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is just the beginning of our story. Learn more at www.ti.com.

    TXN-F

    Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20010105/NEF016LOGO
    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Texas Instruments Incorporated

    CONTACT: CONTACT: Chris Rongone, +1-214-480-6868, c-rongone@ti.com, or
    Whitney Jodry, +1-214-479-0952, wjodry@ti.com, both of Texas Instruments
    (Please do not publish these numbers or e-mail addresses.)

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




    Verizon Communications Declares Quarterly Dividend

    NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Verizon Communications Inc. today declared a quarterly dividend of 50 cents per outstanding share, unchanged from the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on Feb. 1, 2012, to Verizon Communications shareowners of record at the close of business on Jan. 10, 2012.

    Verizon has approximately 2.7 million shareowners and approximately 2.8 billion shares of common stock outstanding. The company made $4.1 billion in dividend payments through the first three quarters of 2011.

    Verizon Communications Inc. , headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 107 million total connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers in more than 150 countries, including all of the Fortune 500. A Dow 30 company with $106.6 billion in 2010 revenues, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 195,000. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.

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

    Verizon Communications Inc.

    CONTACT: Bob Varettoni, +1-908-559-6388, robert.a.varettoni@verizon.com

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

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    Cantel Medical Corp. to Hold Conference Call to Discuss Results for Its First Quarter Ended October 31, 2011

    LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cantel Medical Corp. will release the results for its first quarter ended October 31, 2011 on Thursday, December 8 before the market opens, and hold a conference call to discuss the results at 11:00 AM ET. Participating in the call will be Charles M. Diker, Chairman; Andrew A. Krakauer, President and CEO; Seth R. Segel, Executive Vice President; and Craig A. Sheldon, Senior Vice President, CFO and Treasurer.

    To participate in the conference call, dial (877) 407-8033 approximately 5 to 10 minutes before the beginning of the call. If you are unable to participate, a digital replay of the call will be available from Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM through midnight on February 8, 2012 by dialing (877) 660-6853 and using pass code # 286 and conference ID # 384108.

    The call will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet on vcall.com at http://www.investorcalendar.com/IC/CEPage.asp?ID=166708. A replay of the webcast will be available on Vcall for 90 days.

    About Cantel Medical Corp.

    Cantel Medical Corp. is a leading provider of infection prevention and control products in the healthcare market. Our products include water purification equipment, sterilants, disinfectants and cleaners, specialized medical device reprocessing systems for endoscopy and renal dialysis, disposable infection control products primarily for dental and GI endoscopy markets, dialysate concentrates and other dialysis supplies, hollow fiber membrane filtration and separation products for medical and non-medical applications, and specialty packaging for infectious and biological specimens. We also provide technical maintenance for our products and offer compliance training services for the transport of infectious and biological specimens. For further information, visit the Cantel website at http://www.cantelmedical.com.

    Cantel Medical Corp.

    CONTACT: CONTACT: Andrew A. Krakauer, President & CEO, Cantel Medical
    Corp., +1-973-890-7220; Richard E. Moyer, Cameron Associates, Inc.,
    +1-212-554-5466, richard@cameronassoc.com

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




    AAR Wins Maintenance and Logistics Contract from U.S. Department of EnergyNew Customer Strengthens AAR's Position as a Prime Government and Defense Contractor

    WOOD DALE, Ill., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AAR has been selected prime contractor by the U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to provide supply chain and aircraft support services for NNSA's aircraft maintenance operations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The agreement strengthens AAR's position as prime contractor in the global government and defense market, which currently accounts for approximately half of AAR's business.

    The contract has an initial one-year base period and four one-year renewal options with a total estimated value of $18.5 million. AAR will provide logistics and aircraft support for NNSA's fleet of Boeing 737-400 passenger/cargo (Combi), DC-9 Combi and Learjet aircraft. Work is scheduled to begin in December and will be performed by a dedicated program team managed by AAR's Aircraft Services division in Oklahoma City.

    "AAR will provide reliable and cost-effective logistics and support to ensure these critical resources are available and operating at peak efficiency," said Donald J. Wetekam, Senior Vice President, Government and Defense Business Development. "We're honored to have been selected by the Department of Energy as a member of the team supporting the NNSA Service Center and its mission."

    The NNSA is responsible for the management and security of the nation's nuclear weapons, nuclear non-proliferation and naval reactor programs. It is also the nation's primary responder to a nuclear or radiological incident in the United States or abroad, and provides operational planning and training to counter both domestic and international nuclear terrorism. Its aircraft are used to provide safe and secure transport of nuclear weapons components, nuclear limited life components and federal agent task forces.

    AAR is a leading provider of value-added products and services to the worldwide aerospace and government and defense industries. With facilities and sales locations around the world, AAR uses its close-to-the-customer business model to serve customers through four operating segments: Aviation Supply Chain; Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul; Structures and Systems; and Government and Defense Services. More information can be found at www.aarcorp.com.

    AAR - Named One of The Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes magazine.

    This press release contains certain statements relating to future results, which are forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on beliefs of Company management, as well as assumptions and estimates based on information currently available to the Company, and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from historical results or those anticipated, including those factors discussed under Item 1A, entitled "Risk Factors", included in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2011. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize adversely, or should underlying assumptions or estimates prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described. These events and uncertainties are difficult or impossible to predict accurately and many are beyond the Company's control. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statements or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. For additional information, see the comments included in AAR's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    AAR

    CONTACT: Chris Mason, Communications Director of AAR, +1-630-227-2062,
    chris.mason@aarcorp.com

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




    Dot Hill Systems to Present at the Barclays Capital Global Technology Conference

    LONGMONT, Colo., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dot Hill Systems Corp. , a leading provider of unified virtual storage and SAN storage solutions, today announced that Dana Kammersgard, the company's president and chief executive officer, and Hanif Jamal, the company's chief financial officer, will provide an overview of the company at the Barclays Capital Global Technology Conference at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA. Dot Hill will present on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

    Investors and other interested parties may access the live webcast presentation at http://investors.dothill.com/events.cfm. This webcast will be archived for 90 days following the live presentation on the company's website.

    About Dot Hill

    Leveraging its proprietary Assured family of storage solutions, Dot Hill solves many of today's most challenging storage problems -- helping IT to improve performance, increase availability, simplify operations, and reduce costs. Dot Hill's solutions combine breakthrough virtualization software with the industry's most flexible and extensive hardware platform and automated management to deliver best-in-class unified virtual storage and SAN solutions. Headquartered in Longmont, Colo., Dot Hill has offices and/or representatives in China, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

    For more information, visit us at www.dothill.com.

    Statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such statements include statements regarding prospects for Dot Hill's projected future financial results, the effects of the 2010 Plan, and Dot Hill's anticipated timing for achievement of profitability. The risks that contribute to the uncertain nature of the forward-looking statements include, among other things: the risk that Dot Hill's next-generation products may not achieve market acceptance; the Company's expense reduction and resource allocation plans may not have the anticipated positive effects on the Company's financial results; the risks associated with macroeconomic factors that are outside of Dot Hill's control; the fact that no Dot Hill customer agreements provide for mandatory minimum purchase requirements; the risk that one or more of Dot Hill's OEM or other customers may cancel or reduce orders, not order as forecasted or terminate their agreements with Dot Hill; the risk that Dot Hill's new products may not prove to be popular; the risk that one or more of Dot Hill's suppliers or subcontractors may fail to perform or may terminate their agreements with Dot Hill; unforeseen technological, intellectual property, personnel or engineering issues; and the additional risks set forth in the Forms 10-K and 10-Q most recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by Dot Hill. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Dot Hill undertakes no obligation to update such statements to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

    HILL-F

    Contact:
    Hanif Jamal
    Chief Financial Officer
    Tel: 303-845-3377
    email: investors@dothill.com

    Peter Seltzberg
    Hayden IR
    Tel: 646-415-8972
    Email: peter@haydenir.com

    Dot Hill Systems Corp.

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




    Eurotech, Ltd. (EUOTD) Releases Revenue Projections for Sizzling Social Networking Site FilmRookie.com

    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurotech, Ltd. (EUOTD.PK), specializing in creative problem solving for online properties that utilize video streaming, distribution, and networking, today announced gross revenue projections for its flagship site FilmRookie.com for the quarters ending March 31, 2012, June 30, 2012, September 30, 2012, and December 31, 2012.

    Andrew Muzii, CEO stated: "FilmRookie.com is going to set the bar for monetizing original video content on the web with its 50:50 revenue sharing business model."

    In recent months Eurotech, Ltd. has finalized the design and built out a fully operational platform with all of the core functionality which will give users a seamless flow from video creation to monetization. The system is currently being tested and undergoing market research to fine tune its PR campaign. As the company is gearing up for the much anticipated launch of its FilmRookie.com website, resources are currently at capacity however they anticipate transitioning at least half of the development team to the development of the mobile app by the end of the month.

    FilmRookie.com's sales strategy will be a direct reflection of the company's aggressive marketing campaign and will seek to attract the often overlooked YouTube crowd, who have excellent content but are not making money on YouTube. Uniquely placed advertisements will generate a calculated revenue percentage based on the accrued number of overall monthly views and clicks to specific banner ads throughout the FilmRookie.com website.

    Three Months Three Months Three Months Three Months Ending Ending Ending Ending March 31,2012 June 30, 2012 September 30, 2012 December 31, 2012 Total Average Videos at End of Period: 56,551 226,204 904,816 1,809,632 Gross Revenue at End of Period: $113,102 $452,408 $1,809,632 $3,619,264

    About Eurotech, Ltd. (EUOT)

    Eurotech's strategic mission is to identify and creatively solve the challenges facing today's businesses that utilize the internet for online video streaming, distribution, and networking. Eurotech Ltd. looks to seize new or existing, but previously unrecognized, web-ideas, and manage these in a manner that ensures their commercialization by bringing them to the forefront of their industries. Eurotech strives not to duplicate existing models, but go far beyond the expectations of the internet consumer, with mind-blowing technology and new dimensions of interactivity, never before experienced. Eurotech, like everyone else, recognizes the current aggressive climb of the social media explosion and is at the forefront of this rocketing trend.

    About FilmRookie.com

    FilmRookie is the first video network of its kind which pays users for their uploaded video content. The social networking site connects makers and sharers of internet video with advertisers, and rewards them for doing what they do best. FilmRookie.com is also a video sharing community where members can have a full personal profile and unlimited channels of their own to share. Members of the network simply upload a video to FilmRookie, where an advertisement gets attached and tracked using the unique tracking technology. The site will keep track of the number of views each video and its attached advertisement receives on a monthly basis. Any advertising revenue generated by the video is split 50:50 between the creator of the video and FilmRookie.com and is paid out to the PayPal account which the user links to their profile.

    Safe Harbor: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements contained in this release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain. Actual performance and results may differ materially from that projected or suggested herein due to certain risks and uncertainties including, without limitation, ability to obtain financing and regulatory and shareholder approvals for anticipated actions.

    Contact: Andrew Muzii, 361-444-3876, info@eurotechnet.com

    Eurotech, Ltd.



    SiriusXM's Opie, Anthony and Jim Norton Celebrate the Life and Work of Comedian Patrice O'Neal on Weekend-Long TributeNonstop marathon features O'Neal's classic appearances through the years on "The Opie & Anthony Show" and tributes from comedians including Louis C.K., Colin Quinn, Dane Cook, Bill Burr, Bob Kelly and Jim Florentine

    NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio announced today that Opie, Anthony and Jim Norton will pay homage to their longtime friend and beloved comedian Patrice O'Neal with a marathon tribute airing nonstop this weekend.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101014/NY82093LOGO )

    The extensive and colorful tribute will offer listeners and fans across the country the chance to revisit O'Neal's many memorable appearances from his long history as a favorite guest on The Opie & Anthony Show--from his first visit in 2004 to his most recent this past October--as well as tributes and memories from comedians including: Louis C.K., Colin Quinn, Dane Cook, Bill Burr, Dave Attell, Kurt Metzger, Rich Vos, Amy Schumer, Joe DeRosa, Bob Kelly and Jim Florentine.

    The special programming kicks off at 6:00 am ET on Saturday, December 3 and will air nonstop throughout the weekend on The Opie & Anthony Channel (XM 105, Sirius 206 with Sirius Premier, formerly known as "The Best of XM").

    Highlights include O'Neal getting career advice from Chris Rock, reviewing popular country music songs and offering his take on the Illuminati. O'Neal's interview with SiriusXM's Ron Bennington from SiriusXM's Unmasked series will also air as part of the weekend's tribute.

    Visit www.siriusxm.com/theopie&anthonychannel for more information.

    About Sirius XM Radio
    Sirius XM Radio is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to over 21 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers.

    SiriusXM programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com, and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.

    SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at shop.siriusxm.com as well as retail locations nationwide.

    This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions with respect to future operations, products and services; and other statements identified by words such as "will likely result," "are expected to," "will continue," "is anticipated," "estimated," "intend," "plan," "projection," "outlook" or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our management and are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond our control. Actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements.

    The following factors, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in the forward-looking statement: our competitive position versus other forms of audio and video entertainment; our ability to retain subscribers and maintain our average monthly revenue per subscriber; our dependence upon automakers and other third parties; potential economic recessionary trends and uncertain economic outlook; our substantial indebtedness; and the useful life of our satellites, which, in most cases, are not insured. Additional factors that could cause our results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements can be found in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and available at the SEC's Internet site (http://www.sec.gov). The information set forth herein speaks only as of the date hereof, and we disclaim any intention or obligation to update any forward looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this communication.

    Follow SiriusXM on Twitter or like the SiriusXM page on Facebook.

    P-SIRI

    Contact for SiriusXM:
    Hillary Schupf
    212.901.6739
    hillary.schupf@siriusxm.com

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    PRN Photo Desk, photodesk@prnewswire.com Sirius XM Radio

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




    Panasonic Expands on Hearing Instrument LineupNew Model Offers Significant Improvements for Mild to Severe Hearing Loss

    SECAUCUS, N.J., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Expanding on Panasonic's line of hearing instruments, Panasonic Healthcare Group today announced the launch of the Panasonic JZ Power WH-105JZ hearing instrument with binaural audio headset.

    A second generation of the JZ Series' WH-103JZ, the new JZ Power WH-105JZ, designed for mild to severe hearing loss, utilizes innovative technology to expand on hearing range as compared with previous generation models. A palm-sized unit featuring an LCD screen and a stereo binaural headset (earphone with microphones) which is designed to comfortably fit into the ear canal and stay in place for long hours of wear, the new JZ Power provides ease-of-use in a simple, user-friendly design.

    Available in blue, black and silver, this digital hearing instrument features five channels and additional functions which aid in hearing capability including noise reduction, wind noise management, feedback management, L/R balance and Automatic Gain Control (AGC). Additionally, slide power switch and volume control are easily accessible for individuals with dexterity challenges or impaired vision. To create optimal sound in various listening settings, the Scene Selector Function allows for four fixed scene modes, standard, music, party and indoors. The JZ Power includes a rechargeable battery that can easily be charged by placing the main unit in the charging cradle, or it can use commercial AAA alkaline batteries.

    "Panasonic is committed to providing the best new hearing products to enhance the consumer lifestyle," said Yoshi Yuasa, Senior Vice President of Panasonic Corporation of North America. "With the introduction of the JZ Power, Panasonic is ensuring our customers receive innovative technologies to create advanced hearing solutions to fit a wide variety of lifestyles."

    "Panasonic is committed to a series of unique hearing solutions using the JZ form factor," said Delain D. Wright, Director of Sales, Panasonic Corporation of North America, Healthcare Group. "With the new JZ Power Panasonic can help an even broader segment of the hearing impaired who are challenged by the difficulty of managing traditional hearing instruments."

    The Panasonic JZ Power WH-105JZ will be available December 1, 2011. For more information on the entire Panasonic line-up of hearing instruments, visit www.panasonic.com/hearing. To become a distributor or provider of Panasonic Hearing Instruments, please call 1-888-422-6309 to learn more.

    About Panasonic Corporation of North America

    Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation , and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics brand to be listed in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking (http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2011-Report/BestGlobalGreenBrandsTable-2011.aspx). As part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in 2013. Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas/. Information about Panasonic and its products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

    About Panasonic's Healthcare Group

    Based in Secaucus, NJ Panasonic Healthcare Group is a business group of Panasonic Corporation of North America. Bringing together Panasonic's expertise in a wide range of health and medical device technologies the business unit develops products for the healthcare industry relating to hearing care and diagnostic machines. For more information visit www.panasonic.com/cardiohealthstation or http://www.panasonic.com/business/medicalvideo/hearing-aids/index.asp

    Panasonic

    CONTACT: CONTACT: Lori Chiazzo (Panasonic), +1-201-392-4178,
    lori.chiazzo@us.panasonic.com; MeeJin Annan-Brady (Panasonic),
    +1-201-392-6124, meejin.annan-brady@us.panasonic.com

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




    Elbit Systems of America Purchases UAS Dynamics From Co-owner General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products

    FORT WORTH, Texas, December 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    Elbit Systems of America, LLC, ("Elbit Systems of America") a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., announced today that it purchased from General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products ("GDATP") its holdings in UAS Dynamics, LLC, ("UAS Dynamics"), a joint venture established by Elbit Systems of America and GDATP to provide UAS to the U.S. market, thus making Elbit Systems of America the sole owner of UAS Dynamics. UAS Dynamics will become part of Elbit Systems of America's Unmanned Systems business unit which is responsible for both airborne and seaborne unmanned systems.

    Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, stated: "The integration of UAS Dynamics with Elbit Systems of America Unmanned Systems business unit will enable us to pursue opportunities associated with unmanned technologies and capabilities across multiple domains and we will continue to look for opportunities to provide the U.S. warfighters with innovative solutions that meet their diverse mission needs."

    About Elbit Systems of America, LLC

    Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical instrumentation markets.- With facilities throughout the-United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States.- Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. , a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense-and commercial-applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com.

    About Elbit Systems

    Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios.-The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com.

    Trademarks

    Elbit Systems of America and other trademarks, service marks and logos are registered or unregistered marks of Elbit Systems of America companies in the United States and in foreign countries. Copyright (c) 2010 Elbit Systems of America. All rights reserved.

    Forward Looking Statement

    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) regarding Elbit Systems Ltd. and/or its subsidiaries (collectively the Company), to the extent such statements do not relate to historical or current fact. Forward Looking Statements are based on management's expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions. Forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual future results, performance and trends may differ materially from these forward-looking statements due to a variety of factors, including, without limitation: scope and length of customer contracts; governmental regulations and approvals; changes in governmental budgeting priorities; general market, political and economic conditions in the countries in which the Company operates or sells, including Israel and the United States among others; differences in anticipated and actual program performance, including the ability to perform under long-term fixed-price contracts; and the outcome of legal and/or regulatory proceedings. The factors listed above are not all-inclusive, and further information is contained in Elbit Systems Ltd.'s latest annual report on Form 20-F, which is on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not undertake to update its forward-looking statements.

    Contact: Shari Clarkson, Manager MARCOM - +1-682-286-2363 - sharon.clarkson@elbitsystems-us.com

    Elbit Systems of America

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    Pour la 9e année consécutive, les travaux de MediaTek sont sélectionnés pour une présentation lors de la conférence ISSCC

    TAIPEI, December 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

    MediaTek Inc., société non fabricante de premier plan dans le domaine des semi-conducteurs destinés aux communications sans fil et aux solutions multimédias numériques, a annoncé aujourd'hui que, pour la neuvième année consécutive, ses travaux de recherche avaient été sélectionnés par l'Institut des ingénieurs en électricité et en électronique (IEEE) pour être présentés lors de la Conférence internationale sur les circuits intégrés (ISSCC). MediaTek est l'entreprise numéro un à Taïwan en termes de nombre total de travaux présentés et de nombre d'années consécutives au cours desquelles ses travaux ont été sélectionnés pour être présentés. Les deux travaux réalisés par MediaTek qui ont été sélectionnés seront présentés lors de la conférence qui aura lieu du 19 au 23 février à San Francisco, en Californie.

    Surnommée " jeux olympiques du circuit intégré ", l'ISSCC constitue la plateforme la plus importante en matière de travaux sur les modèles de circuits intégrés. En 2003, les travaux émis par l'Université nationale de Taïwan et MediaTek Wireless Integrated System Laboratory ont été les premiers à être sélectionnés pour l' ISSCC. Aucune recherche n'avait été présentée par Taïwan au cours des quatre années précédentes (1999-2002). Depuis plusieurs années, MediaTek constitue l'unique entreprise taïwanaise à présenter des travaux lors de l'ISSCC, et contribue ainsi à accroître la visibilité des capacités de Taïwan en matière de R&D (Recherche et Développement) à l'échelle académique mondiale.

    Outre la présentation de travaux de recherche, MediaTek, qui poursuit ses efforts pour développer des technologies innovantes au fil des années, est pionnière en matière de collaborations technologiques entre l'industrie et le milieu universitaire. Première entreprise de l'industrie taïwanaise à soutenir la formation longue durée et les bourses d'étude en technologie, l'engagement de MediaTek s'illustre non seulement par son travail avec des instituts d'études supérieures prestigieux tels que l'Université nationale de Taïwan, l'Université nationale Chiao Tung et l'Université nationale Tsing Hua pour la création de laboratoires dans ces établissements, mais également par la mise en oeuvre de collaborations longue-durée avec ces écoles en vue de former des spécialistes de haut-niveau en technologie à Taïwan.

    L'un des deux travaux sélectionnés cette année porte sur les normes de connexion sans fil avancée (telles que Wi-Fi 802.11n double bande 2.4GHz et 5GHz, Wi-Fi Direct et Wi-Fi HotSpot, Bluetooth 4.0+HS fonctionnement bi-mode, et GPS/ Galileo/ SBAS/ QZSS) ainsi que des récepteurs FM sans fil, et sur la manière dont ils fonctionnent dans les puces simples pour faire face aux interférences dues aux opérations simultanées de plusieurs systèmes sans fil de télécommunication. Les travaux analysent également l'énergie thermique produite par les amplificateurs de puissance CMOS intégrés dans les puces simples, et la manière dont ils contribuent à améliorer significativement les capacités de réception GPS. Le second travail de recherche traite des unités de gestion de l'énergie (PMU) des puces simples développées pour les dispositifs portables. MediaTek a conçu un modèle qui utilise un abaisseur de tension de 65 nm à commutation de canal avec une entrée simple et cinq sorties qui mesure seulement 1,86 mm2. L'efficacité, la taille et le coût sont pris en compte lorsqu'il est intégré à des systèmes sur puces (SoC).

    M. Ming-Kai Tsai, président de MediaTek a déclaré : " MediaTek appelle et encourage les employés à poursuivre continuellement leurs percées technologiques et de nouveaux produits à la fois dans la recherche et le développement des ressources de même que de l'environnement et des processus de l'entreprise. Armés des forces fondamentales en R&D de l'entreprise, nous nous sommes également efforcés de présenter sur la scène internationale le fruit des avancées technologiques taïwanaises afin de porter le standing de la technologie taïwanaise dans le milieu universitaire mondial. Le fait d'être sélectionnés pour présenter nos travaux lors de l'ISSCC pour la neuvième année consécutive constitue un immense honneur pour MediaTek, ainsi qu'une reconnaissance considérable à l'égard de nos réalisations. À l'avenir, MediaTek poursuivra son engagement en matière de développement des ressources et de l'environnement tout en favorisant l'innovation afin de promouvoir davantage la technologie et le potentiel en R&D, faisant ainsi progresser la visibilité et la compétitivité industrielle internationales de la technologie taïwanaise dans son ensemble. "

    À propos de MediaTek Inc.

    MediaTek Inc. est une société non fabricante de premier plan dans le domaine des semi-conducteurs destinés aux communications sans fil et aux solutions multimédias numériques. La société est leader du marché et pionnière dans le domaine des solutions de systèmes monopuces à la pointe de la technologie pour les communications sans fil, de la télévision haute résolution, de la mémoire optique ainsi que des produits DVD et Blu-ray. Fondée en 1997 et cotée à la bourse de Taïwan sous le code " 2454 ", MediaTek est basée à Taïwan et possède des filiales de vente et de recherche en Chine continentale, à Singapour, en Inde, aux États-Unis, au Japon, en Corée, au Danemark, en Angleterre et à Dubaï. Pour plus de renseignements, veuillez consulter le site Web de MediaTek à l'adresse http://www.mediatek.com.

    MediaTek Inc.

    CONTACT: Sharon Lo, +886-3-567-0766, service@mediatek.com




    General Dynamics Awarded $11 Million to Support Department of Health and Human Services

    FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics , was awarded a $10.7 million contract by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) to provide software development, training and technical assistance to the Office of Child Care (OCC). The contract has a one-year base period of performance and a four-year extension option.

    General Dynamics has provided the Office of Child Care with a variety of IT services since 2000, including development and management of three agency web sites. With the new contract, General Dynamics will deliver training and technical assistance to grantees and partners funded by the OCC, provide software development and web site management services, conduct data analysis and report on program accomplishments.

    "General Dynamics has a strong, proven performance record with the Office of Child Care, as illustrated by our receipt of ACF's Outstanding Contractor Award in 2006 and 2008," said Marcus Collier, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology's Health and Civilian Solutions division. "We will leverage our knowledgeable staff and technical expertise to ensure that critical information is captured, stored, processed and communicated to the OCC appropriately and efficiently."

    The Office of Child Care provides child care financial assistance to low-income working families and improves the quality of early care and education and afterschool programs.

    For more information about General Dynamics Information Technology, please visit www.gdit.com.

    More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.

    General Dynamics Information Technology

    CONTACT: CONTACT: Media: Mark Meudt, General Dynamics Information
    Technology, +1-703-246-0525, Investors: Amy Gilliland, General Dynamics,
    +1-703-876-3748

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




    Get Under the "Mistletoe" with Justin Bieber and Others with New Holiday Music from Verizon Wireless

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This holiday season, Verizon Wireless customers can add hits from Justin Bieber and the cast of Glee to their holiday repertoire of ringtones, ringback tones and jukeboxes. Holiday classics from Mariah Carey, Eartha Kitt and more are also available to help Verizon Wireless customers get in the festive spirit.

    With thousands of ringtones and ringback tones - ranging from timeless holiday classics to new favorites by today's most popular artists - Verizon Wireless tones are sure to warm hearts and bring joy to even the biggest Grinch. Popular holiday songs include:

    --  "Carol of the Bells," Trans-Siberian Orchestra
    --  "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Andy Williams
    --  "Last Christmas," Glee Cast
    --  "The Christmas Song," Nat King Cole
    --  "Feliz Navidad," Jose Feliciano
    --  "Santa Baby," Eartha Kitt
    --  "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Mariah Carey
    --  "All I Want for Christmas Is a Real Good Tan," Kenny Chesney
    --  "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," Thurl Ravenscroft
    --  "Mistletoe," Justin Bieber
    

    To spread more holiday cheer, customers can purchase a bundle of ringback tones, called jukeboxes, which play at random when friends, family or business associates call. Jukeboxes offer savings on groups of up to seven different ringback tones. The new "Tis the Season!" five-pack jukebox includes favorites such as "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Gene Autry, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" by Frank Sinatra, and other holiday-themed jingles including:

    --  "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Andy Williams
    --  "Frosty the Snowman," Gene Autry
    --  "Blue Christmas," Elvis Presley
    

    Additional new holiday jukeboxes include:

    --  Pop Holiday
    --  Let It Snow
    --  Country Holiday
    --  Glee Christmas
    --  Bah Humbug
    

    Ringtones are available for a one-time purchase fee of $2.99; ringback tones are available for $1.99; and pricing on jukeboxes ranges from $4.95 to $9.45, depending on the number of individual ringback tones included in the jukebox. All can be purchased online from the Verizon Wireless Media Store at http://bit.ly/vzwtones.

    For additional information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

    About Verizon WirelessVerizon Wireless operates the nation's largest 4G LTE network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 107.7 million total wireless connections, including 90.7 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with nearly 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications and Vodafone . For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    Verizon Wireless

    CONTACT: CONTACT: Debra Lewis, Verizon Wireless, +1-908-559-7512,
    Debra.Lewis@verizonwireless.com

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

    Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/094251.html




    Live Nation Entertainment Announces New Executives for the New York MarketAlan Ostfield Named President of North Atlantic RegionJason Miller Named President of New YorkKevin Morrow Named Senior Vice President of North American Touring Based In Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Nation Entertainment , the leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, today announced key appointments to the New York office and the North American Touring team. Veteran entertainment executive and concert promoter Alan Ostfield will fill the newly created position of President, North Atlantic for Live Nation encompassing the New York and Philadelphia regions. Jason Miller is named President of New York for Live Nation. He replaces Kevin Morrow who will return to his hometown of Los Angeles to join the North American Touring office as Senior Vice President. Ron Delsener will continue in his role as Chairman of the New York market.

    Geoffrey Gordon remains President of Philadelphia, taking on an expanded role as tour producer.

    "Alan comes to Live Nation with an incredible wealth of experience in managing major sports and entertainment businesses and facilities," said Mark Campana, Co-President of North America Concerts. "Jason Miller who will be running our New York office has deep artist relationships from his work over the last 20 years, and then add in the iconic Ron Delsener, I believe we have a big team playing in New York."

    Ostfield is the former President & Chief Executive Officer of Palace Sports & Entertainment, where he was responsible for overall management of the Palace of Auburn Hills, DTE Energy Music Theatre and the Meadow Brook Music Festival. Prior to that, Alan held the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel for the San Diego Padres.

    Miller most recently served as Live Nation's Senior Vice President of New York where he booked a wide range of successful shows with such superstars as JAY-Z, Beyonce, Radiohead, deadmau5 and more, across the spectrum of Live Nation New York area venues, including the Roseland Ballroom, Irving Plaza, the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach, PNC Bank Arts Center and beyond. Prior to New York, Miller was the Senior Vice President of Music for Live Nation in Denver.

    Ron Delsener is the preeminent New York concert promoter and has promoted concerts in New York for over 40 years. From the smallest and most obscure artist in a night club to Paul McCartney at Yankee Stadium, Ron Delsener is regularly called upon by the world's greatest stars to promote their shows in New York.

    Morrow originally joined the House of Blues in 1994 as the talent buyer for the House of Blues on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. In 1996, he was promoted to the Head of Talent for all House of Blues overseeing the talent buying teams for each venue and all House of Blues nationally branded tours including Smokin' Grooves, blink-182, Elvis Costello and many more. Morrow's live entertainment accomplishments also include producing the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXI, at the Superdome in New Orleans, with The Blues Brothers, James Brown and ZZ Top.

    Geoff Gordon has recently expanded his role to include Tour Producer. He has had tremendous success with the Watch The Throne Tour featuring JAY-Z and KANYE WEST and has already started working on additional tours for Live Nation.

    About Live Nation Entertainment:

    Live Nation Entertainment is the world's leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world's top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally. Front Line is the world's top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.

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