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  • 09/03/12--17:43: Global 3D TVs Industry
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

    Global 3D TVs Industry

    http://www.reportlinker.com/p0960397/Global-3D-TVs-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Audio_and_Video_Equipment

    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for 3D TVs in Thousand Units by the following Technology Types: Active Shutter-Glass (SG), and Passive Film Patterned Retarder (FPR). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. The report profiles 32 companies including many key and niche players such as AU Optronics Corp., Chimei Innolux Corporation, Hyundai IT Corporation, Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., LG Display Co., Ltd., LG Electronics, Inc., Panasonic Corporation, RealD, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Sharp Corporation, Sony Group, and VIZIO, Inc. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

    I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

    Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

    Disclaimers I-2

    Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

    Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

    Definition and Scope of Study I-3

    II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

    3D TVs: A Prelude II-1

    Global Market Analysis II-1

    Analysis by Region II-1

    US - The Single Largest Market for 3D TVs II-1

    Asia-Pacific - The Fastest Growing Market II-2

    Analysis by Technology Type II-2

    Competitive Landscape II-2

    Global 3D TV Market Beset by Technical Challenges II-2

    Standardization Scenario II-3

    Evolution of 3D TV Standards II-3

    DVB 3D-TV Standard II-4

    TCL, Sharp, Royal Philips Electronics, and Toshiba to Support

    Full HD 3D Glasses Initiative II-4

    XPAND 3D and Panasonic to Introduce M-3DI Standard II-4

    Market Outlook II-5

    Table 1: Leading Players in the Global 3D TVs Panel

    Production Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown of 3D TV

    Panels as a Share in Total TV Production - Chimei Innolux

    Corp., LG Display Co. Ltd., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and

    Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

    Market Constraints II-6

    2. MARKET TRENDS II-7

    Growing Prominence of Autostereoscopic 3D II-7

    Innovation to Drive Market Growth II-7

    Lenticular Lenses and Face Tracking Technology II-7

    Availability of 3D Content to Propel 3D TV Market II-7

    Demand for FPR 3D TVs Strong in Developing Markets II-8

    Web-based Content Attracting Younger Generation II-8

    Potential Health Hazards Could Swell Market for FPR Type 3D TVs II-8

    Major Shift in 3D TV Marketing Campaigns II-9

    3. 3D TVS - AN OVERVIEW II-10

    What is 3D TV? II-10

    Evolution of 3D TVs II-10

    Technology Type II-10

    Stereoscopic Displays II-10

    Polarization 3D II-11

    Alternate-Frame Sequencing II-11

    Passive Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) Type II-11

    Autostereoscopic Displays II-11

    Parallax Barrier II-12

    Lenticular Lenses II-12

    Types of 3D TVs II-12

    Naked-Eye 3D TV II-12

    Active 3D TV II-12

    Cheaper 3D Glasses II-12

    Passive 3D TV II-13

    3D-Ready TV Sets II-13

    Disadvantages of 3D TVs II-13

    Health Effects of Viewing 3D TV II-13

    Advantages of 3D TVs II-13

    Future Prospects II-13

    4. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-14

    RealD Enters into License Agreement with Samsung Electronics II-14

    Toshiba Introduces 55-inch 3D TVs II-14

    LG Display FPR 3D Panel Receives 'Flicker Free' Certification II-14

    Panasonic, IOC and OBS Enter into Worldwide Partnership II-14

    Panasonic Establishes West Coast 3D Innovation Center II-15

    Samsung Electronics Inks Partnership Agreement with Sky Italia II-15

    Sony, IMAX and Discovery Communications form Joint Venture II-15

    VIZIO Licenses 3D Technologies of RealD II-16

    Samsung Electronics Commences Production of 3D LCD and LED TV

    Panels II-16

    Toshiba Mobile Display Unveils OCB LCD Panel for 3D Glasses II-16

    DIRECTV Enters into Strategic Agreement with Panasonic to

    Offer 3D TV Services II-17

    RealD Partners with Consumer Electronics Companies and

    Television Service Providers II-17

    SENSIO Technologies Inks Agreement with VIZIO II-18

    Sony Enters into Partnership with RealD II-18

    Microsoft Inks 3D Marketing Agreement with LG Electronics II-18

    Samsung Electronics Enters into Partnership with Virgin Media II-18

    5. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-19

    Toshiba Europe Introduces Large Screen Glasses-Free 3D TV II-19

    Metz Unveils Primus 3D TVs II-19

    Loewe Unveils Latest Range of 3D TVs II-19

    Bang & Olufsen Offers 85" Plasma Screen 3D TV in North America II-19

    Koninklijke Philips Electronics Launches 3D Max and Easy 3D II-20

    LG Electronics Unveils DX2000 Cinema 3D Monitor II-20

    Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America Launches 3D1 DLP® Home

    Cinema TVs II-20

    Panasonic Unveils 3D Internet TV Sets in Nigeria II-21

    VIZIO Unveils New Range of 3D TVs II-21

    Hutchison 3G Austria Introduces LG 3D Smartphone and 3D TV II-21

    LG Display Launches FPR 3D Panel II-22

    Samsung Electronics Rolls Out 3D LED TV II-22

    Samsung Electronics Expands 3D TV Range in India II-22

    Sharp Introduces First Four-Color 3D LCD II-23

    Panasonic Unveils New 3D TVs II-23

    VIZIO Unveils 65" Theater 3D™ Razor LED™ HDTV II-23

    LG Electronics Introduces LW6500 II-24

    HYUNDAI IT Rolls Out S468F 3D Multivision II-24

    LG Electronics Unveils LZ9700 II-25

    LG Electronics Launches LX9500 II-25

    Toshiba Unveils Glass-less 3D REGZA GL1 Range in Japan II-25

    Sharp Launches LE925 Range of 3D TVs II-26

    Hisense Electric Unveils Smart 3D LED TV II-26

    6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-27

    AU Optronics Corp. (Taiwan) II-27

    Chimei Innolux Corporation (Taiwan) II-27

    Hyundai IT Corporation (US) II-27

    Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. (The Netherlands) II-28

    LG Display Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-28

    LG Electronics, Inc. (South Korea) II-28

    Panasonic Corporation (Japan) II-29

    RealD, Inc. (US) II-29

    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-29

    Sharp Corporation (Japan) II-29

    Sony Group (Japan) II-30

    VIZIO, Inc. (US) II-30

    7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-31

    Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 3D

    TVs by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

    Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World Markets

    Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

    Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) II-31

    Table 3: World 9-Year Perspective for 3D TVs by Geographic

    Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,

    Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World

    Markets for Years 2010, 2012 & 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) II-32

    Table 4: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 3D

    TVs by Technology Type - Active Shutter-Glass (SG), and

    Passive Film Patterned Retarder (FPR) Markets Independently

    Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years

    2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-33

    Table 5: World 9-Year Perspective for 3D TVs by Technology

    Type - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Active

    Shutter-Glass (SG), and Passive Film Patterned Retarder (FPR)

    Markets for Years 2010, 2012 & 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) II-34

    III. MARKET

    1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

    A.Market Analysis III-1

    Current & Future Analysis III-1

    3D Content for Home Consumption to Propel 3D TV Sales III-1

    Strategic Corporate Developments III-1

    Product Launches III-4

    Key Players III-6

    B.Market Analytics III-7

    Table 6: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 3D

    TVs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for

    Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

    2. CANADA III-8

    A.Market Analysis III-8

    Current & Future Analysis III-8

    B.Market Analytics III-8

    Table 7: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

    3D TVs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units

    for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) III-8

    3. JAPAN III-9

    A.Market Analysis III-9

    Current & Future Analysis III-9

    Low Interest in Purchasing 3D TVs III-9

    Strategic Corporate Developments III-9

    Product Launches III-10

    Key Players III-12

    B.Market Analytics III-13

    Table 8: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

    3D TVs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units

    for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) III-13

    4. EUROPE III-14

    A.Market Analysis III-14

    Current & Future Analysis III-14

    B.Market Analytics III-14

    Table 9: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

    3D TVs by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK, and Rest

    of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

    Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2018

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

    Table 10: European 9-Year Perspective for 3D TVs by

    Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

    France, Germany, UK, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years

    2010, 2012 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

    4a. FRANCE III-16

    A.Market Analysis III-16

    Current & Future Analysis III-16

    B.Market Analytics III-16

    Table 11: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

    3D TVs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units

    for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) III-16

    4b. GERMANY III-17

    A.Market Analysis III-17

    Current & Future Analysis III-17

    Product Launches III-17

    B.Market Analytics III-18

    Table 12: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

    3D TVs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units

    for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) III-18

    4c. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-19

    A.Market Analysis III-19

    Current & Future Analysis III-19

    Availability of 3D Content III-19

    Strategic Corporate Development III-19

    B.Market Analytics III-20

    Table 13: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 3D

    TVs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units for

    Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

    4d. REST OF EUROPE III-21

    A.Market Analysis III-21

    Current & Future Analysis III-21

    3D TV Market in the Netherlands III-21

    Strategic Corporate Development III-21

    Product Launches III-21

    Key Player III-22

    B.Market Analytics III-23

    Table 14: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

    Analysis for 3D TVs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

    Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

    corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

    5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-24

    A.Market Analysis III-24

    Current & Future Analysis III-24

    Strategic corporate Development III-24

    B.Market Analytics III-25

    Table 15: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

    Analysis for 3D TVs by Geographic Region - China, and Rest

    of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

    Sales Figures in Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2018

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

    Table 16: Asia-Pacific 9-Year Perspective for 3D TVs by

    Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for

    China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2010, 2012

    & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

    5a. CHINA III-27

    A.Market Analysis III-27

    Current & Future Analysis III-27

    Panel Makers Wield New Technologies to Flay Competition III-27

    China to Raise Import Duties on LCD Cells and Modules III-27

    Product Launch III-28

    B.Market Analytics III-28

    Table 17: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

    3D TVs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Units

    for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) III-28

    5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-29

    A.Market Analysis III-29

    Current & Future Analysis III-29

    3D TV Sector in India: Market Overview III-29

    Korea Gets Head-start in 3D and LED TV Market III-30

    Strategic Corporate Developments III-30

    Product Launches III-31

    Key Players III-33

    B.Market Analytics III-35

    Table 18: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

    Analysis for 3D TVs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

    Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

    corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

    6. LATIN AMERICA III-36

    A.Market Analysis III-36

    Current & Future Analysis III-36

    Brazilians Display Preference for Web TV III-36

    B.Market Analytics III-36

    Table 19: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future

    Analysis for 3D TVs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

    Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

    corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

    7. REST OF WORLD III-37

    A.Market Analysis III-37

    Current & Future Analysis III-37

    Product Launch III-37

    B.Market Analytics III-37

    Table 20: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

    Analysis for 3D TVs Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

    Thousand Units for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

    corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

    IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    Total Companies Profiled: 32 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 44)

    The United States (7)

    Japan (5)

    Europe (11)

    - Germany (3)

    - The United Kingdom (5)

    - Rest of Europe (3)

    Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (21)

    To order this report:

    Audio_and_Video_Equipment Industry: Global 3D TVs Industry

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    NEW YORK, Sept. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

    Global Semiconductor Foundry Industry

    http://www.reportlinker.com/p0960363/Global-Semiconductor-Foundry-Industry.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Electronic_Component_and_Semiconductor

    This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Semiconductor Foundry in US$ Million by the following Application Segments: Telecommunications, Computers, Consumer Electronics, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, China, Taiwan, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 51 companies including many key and niche players such as Dongbu HiTek Co., Ltd., GlobalFoundries, Inc., Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation, HeJian Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., Kawasaki Microelectronics, Inc., MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation, Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, Tower Semiconductor Ltd., United Microelectronics Corporation, Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation, and X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

    I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

    Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1

    Disclaimers I-2

    Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2

    Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3

    Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3

    A. Telecommunications I-3

    B. Computers I-3

    C. Consumer Electronics I-3

    D. Others I-3

    II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

    Market Outlook II-1

    Companies Race Against Each Other to Catch up the 28nm Wave II-2

    Industry to Witness Improvement in New Fab Construction Projects II-2

    Major Semiconductor Foundry Projects: 2012 II-3

    Smartphones Spur Robust Demand for Semiconductor Foundries II-3

    Pressure on Semiconductors Pricing to Persist II-4

    Industry Seeks Investment in New Process Technologies II-4

    Increased Outsourcing by IDMs to Boost Semiconductor Foundry

    Industry II-5

    Table 1: Global Semiconductor Foundry Industry Revenue Mix:

    Percentage Breakdown of Foundry Revenues by Customer Type for

    2005, 2010, and 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

    Table 2: Percentage Share of Fabless Foundries of Total

    Semiconductor Industry revenues (2003 -2011) (includes

    corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

    Rising Polarization in Foundry Sector Inclined to Benefit

    Leading Players II-6

    2. COMPETITION II-7

    Player Landscape II-7

    Table 3: Leading Players in Global Semiconductor Foundry

    Sector (2011): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Revenues by

    Company - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.,

    United Microelectronics Corporation, GlobalFoundries, Inc.,

    Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation,

    TowerJazz, IBM Microelectronics, Vanguard International

    Semiconductor Corporation, Dongbu HiTek Co., Ltd., Samsung,

    and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

    Table 4: Leading Players in Global Semiconductor Foundry

    Sector by Revenues (2011) (in US$ Billion) (includes

    corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

    Acquisition of Foundries - A Key Strategy II-11

    3. REVIEW BY APPLICATION SECTOR II-12

    Telecommunications II-12

    Table 5: Global Smart phones Shipments (2008-2017) (In '000

    Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

    Table 6: Global Smartphone Sales by Geographic Region (2011 &

    2017) - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada,

    Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, (includes

    corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13

    Table 7: Global Media Table Shipments (2008-2017) (In '000

    Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

    Table 8: Global Media Tablets Sales by Geographic Region

    (2012 & 2018) - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US,

    Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

    East & Africa, and Latin America (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) II-14

    Computers II-15

    Consumer Electronics II-15

    4. SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY - A REVIEW II-16

    Industry Review II-16

    Natural Disasters take a Toll on Semiconductor Industry II-16

    Supply Chain in the Semiconductor (IC) Industry II-16

    Key Statistics II-17

    Table 9: Global Semiconductor Industry (2010 & 2015):

    Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Application (includes

    corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17

    Table 10: Global Semiconductor Industry by Region (2011):

    Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Region (includes

    corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

    Table 11: Global Semiconductor Industry (2011): Percentage

    Share Breakdown of Number of Fabless Companies by Region

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

    Table 12: Global Semiconductor Industry (2011): Percentage

    Share Composition of Number of Semiconductor and Fabless

    Companies by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

    Table 13: Leading Semiconductor Vendors (IDM) (2010):

    Percentage Share Breakdown of revenues for Intel, Samsung

    Electronics, Toshiba, Texas Instruments, STMicroelectronics,

    and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

    5. SEMICONDUCTOR FOUNDRY INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE II-20

    Introduction II-20

    Table 14: Global Semiconductor Foundry Market (2010):

    Percentage Share Breakdown of Number of Existing Foundries by

    Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

    Semiconductor Foundries vs. Integrated Device Manufacturers II-20

    Historical Background II-21

    MOSIS II-21

    Dedicated Foundries II-21

    6. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENTS II-22

    Brion Technologies Launches Tachyon Flexible Mask Optimization II-22

    Brite Semiconductor, SMIC and ARM Tape Out Dual-Core ARM®

    Cortex™-A9 MPCore™ Test Chip II-22

    UMC Unveils A+ Technology Platform II-22

    United Microelectronics Develops CMOS-MEMS Sensor Products II-23

    X-FAB Silicon Foundries Unveils XP018 Technology Platform II-23

    Fujitsu Semiconductor Unveils Second-Generation Transcoders II-23

    Fujitsu Semiconductor Launches MB95630 Series II-24

    Fujitsu Semiconductor Launches New Microcontrollers II-24

    IBM Launches Neurosynaptic Computer Chips II-24

    MagnaChip Semiconductor Introduces Low Voltage MOSFET Devices II-24

    Dongbu HiTek Introduces BD180X BCDMOS and HP180 Analog CMOS

    Chip Processing Technologies II-25

    X-FAB Silicon Foundries Unveils XH018 eFlash Solution II-25

    X-FAB Silicon Foundries Launches Ready to Use Design IP Blocks II-26

    X-FAB Silicon Foundries Develops XA035 New Foundry Process II-26

    Dongbu HiTek and Tanner EDA Develop BD180LV Process Design Kit II-26

    Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Introduces Exhaustive

    Portfolio for MCU Applications II-27

    X-FAB Silicon Foundries Unveils 0.35 Micrometer 100V High

    Voltage Pure-Play Foundry Process II-27

    Fujitsu Microelectronics Rolls Out MB95330H Series of 8-Bit

    Microcontrollers II-28

    Hua Hong NEC to Deploy BCD180 Process Platform in Mass Production II-28

    Hua Hong NEC Introduces 0.13µm Embedded EEPROM Solution II-28

    Dongbu HiTek Deploys Analog POWERhouse™ Connection II-29

    Dongbu HiTek Introduces BD180LV Process II-29

    Grace Introduces 0.18µm Scalable CDMOS Platform for ICs II-29

    Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Initiates Volume Production

    of Embedded Flash Process II-30

    Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Introduces 0.18µm 45V LDMOS

    Process II-30

    IBM Rolls out Chip-Making Technology CMOS-7HV for Power-

    Management Semiconductors II-30

    Fujitsu Semiconductor Unveils Initial Offering of Chips from

    FM3 Microcontrollers Family II-31

    Fujitsu Semiconductor to Launch Additional Products in MB91590

    System Controller Series II-31

    Fujitsu Semiconductor Rolls out New Series in F2MC-8FX

    Microcontroller Family II-32

    Toshiba Unveils High-Capacity Embedded NAND Flash Memory Module II-32

    7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-33

    Faraday Technology and United Microelectronics Ink Agreement II-33

    UMC and ARM Ink Partnership Deal II-33

    Kilopass Extends Agreement with UMC II-33

    UMC Obtains Contract from Sanken Electric II-34

    Tokyo Electron Signs Agreement with ASML Holding II-34

    Hua Hong Semiconductor Merges with Grace Semiconductor

    Manufacturing II-34

    MagnaChip Commences Delivery of Automotive Qualified Processed

    Wafers to ELMOS II-35

    eMemory Technology Expands Partnership with Grace

    Semiconductor Manufacturing II-35

    MagnaChip Enters into Partnership with Bourns for Production

    of Bourns® TBU® HSP II-36

    TSMC to Join SEMATECH for Development of Advanced

    Semiconductor Technology II-36

    National Taiwan University Collaborates with TSMC II-36

    GlobalFoundries Enters into Partnership with Amkor Technology II-37

    Jazz Semiconductor Collaborates with Defense Advanced Research

    Projects Agency II-37

    Synopsys Collaborates with UMC to Develop DesignWare® IP II-37

    TSMC Collaborates with CSR for Flash Process Technology II-38

    Dongbu HiTek Commences Production of CIS Chips II-38

    CENTROSOLAR Group and TSMC Ink Agreement II-38

    MEMS Foundry and X-FAB Silicon Foundries Enter Into Collaboration II-38

    Cymbet and X-FAB Enter into Partnership II-39

    Semprius Bags Investment from X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries II-39

    United Microelectronics and Cypress Semiconductor Collaborate II-39

    Micronas and X-FAB Silicon Foundries Group Enter into Partnership II-40

    ABOV Semiconductor Chooses Dongbu HiTek to Produce ALS Devices

    for Digital TV II-40

    Microsoft Selects MagnaChip to Supply Display Driver ICs for

    Windows-Based Smartphones II-40

    Samsung Selects MagnaChip to Supply Driver ICs for Galaxy S2

    LTE Smartphone II-40

    UMC Calls Off HeJian Technology Acquisition II-41

    Dialog Semiconductor and TSMC Collaborate for BCD Technology

    Development II-41

    ARM Inks Long- Term Strategic Agreement with TSMC II-41

    Qualcomm Collaborates with TSMC for New Process Technology II-42

    Mentor Graphics Collaborates with Samsung, GLOBALFOUNDRIES and

    IBM II-42

    Dongbu HiTek to Manufacture LED Driver ICs II-43

    Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing and GLOBALFOUNDRIES Merge II-43

    United Microelectronics Purchases CMOS Manufacturing Tools

    from Texas Instruments II-43

    Micrel Selects Dongbu HiTek to Manufacture Automotive Ethernet

    ICs II-44

    Micro Analog Systems Chooses Dongbu HiTek to manufacture LF

    Receiver ICs II-44

    Stion and TSMC Ink Agreement II-44

    Dongbu HiTek Commences Production of CMOS Image Sensor Devices

    for ClairPixel II-45

    Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Collaborates with SMIC II-45

    Elpida Memory, United Microelectronics and Powertech

    Technology Enter into Partnership II-45

    8. FOCUS ON SELECT KEY PLAYERS II-47

    Dongbu HiTek Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-47

    GlobalFoundries, Inc. (US) II-47

    Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (China) II-48

    HeJian Technology (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. (China) II-48

    Kawasaki Microelectronics, Inc. (Japan) II-48

    MagnaChip Semiconductor Corporation (South Korea) II-49

    Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd. (South Korea) II-49

    Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (China) II-50

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (Taiwan) II-50

    Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Israel) II-51

    United Microelectronics Corporation (Taiwan) II-51

    Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (Taiwan) II-52

    X-FAB Semiconductor Foundries AG (Germany) II-52

    9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-54

    Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

    Semiconductor Foundry by Geographic Region - US, China,

    Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with

    Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010 through 2018

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

    Table 16: World Historic Review for Semiconductor Foundry by

    Geographic Region - US, China, Taiwan, and Rest of World

    Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

    Million for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) II-55

    Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Foundry

    by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales

    for US, China, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets for Years

    2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56

    Table 18: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

    Application of Semiconductor Foundry in Telecommunications by

    Geographic Region - US, China, Taiwan, and Rest of World

    Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

    Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) II-57

    Table 19: World Historic Review for Application of

    Semiconductor Foundry in Telecommunications by Geographic

    Region - US, China, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets

    Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for

    Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

    Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Application of

    Semiconductor Foundry in Telecommunications by Geographic

    Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, China,

    Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and

    2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

    Table 21: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

    Application of Semiconductor Foundry in Computers by

    Geographic Region - US, China, Taiwan, and Rest of World

    Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

    Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) II-60

    Table 22: World Historic Review for Application of

    Semiconductor Foundry in Computers by Geographic Region - US,

    China, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently

    Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2004

    through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

    Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Application of

    Semiconductor Foundry in Computers by Geographic Region -

    Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, China, Taiwan,

    and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

    Table 24: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

    Application of Semiconductor Foundry in Consumer Electronics

    by Geographic Region - US, China, Taiwan, and Rest of World

    Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

    Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) II-63

    Table 25: World Historic Review for Application of

    Semiconductor Foundry in Consumer Electronics by Geographic

    Region - US, China, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets

    Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for

    Years 2004 through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

    Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Application of

    Semiconductor Foundry in Consumer Electronics by Geographic

    Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, China,

    Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and

    2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

    Table 27: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

    Application of Semiconductor Foundry in Other Industries by

    Geographic Region - US, China, Taiwan, and Rest of World

    Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

    Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) II-66

    Table 28: World Historic Review for Application of

    Semiconductor Foundry in Other Industries by Geographic Region -

    US, China, Taiwan, and Rest of World Markets Independently

    Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2004

    through 2009 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-67

    Table 29: World 15-Year Perspective for Application of

    Semiconductor Foundry in Other Industries by Geographic Region -

    Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for US, China, Taiwan,

    and Rest of World Markets for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

    III. MARKET

    1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

    A.Market Analysis III-1

    Product Introductions/Technology Developments III-1

    Strategic Corporate Developments III-2

    Key Player III-4

    B.Market Analytics III-5

    Table 30: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for

    Semiconductor Foundry by Application - Telecommunications,

    Computers, Consumer Electronics, and Others Independently

    Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2010

    through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

    Table 31: US Historic Review for Semiconductor Foundry by

    Application - Telecommunications, Computers, Consumer

    Electronics, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual

    Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

    Table 32: US 15-Year Perspective for Semiconductor Foundry

    by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for

    Telecommunications, Computers, Consumer Electronics, and

    Others for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) III-7

    2. CHINA III-8

    A.Market Analysis III-8

    Market Scenario IiI-8

    Impact of 12th Five Year Plan on Semiconductor Foundry

    Sector in China III-8

    Player Landscape III-9

    Product Launches III-9

    Strategic Corporate Developments III-12

    Key Players III-14

    B.Market Analytics III-16

    Table 33: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

    for Semiconductor Foundry by Application -

    Telecommunications, Computers, Consumer Electronics, and

    Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

    Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) III-16

    Table 34: Chinese Historic Review for Semiconductor Foundry

    by Application - Telecommunications, Computers, Consumer

    Electronics, and Others Independently Analyzed with Annual

    Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

    Table 35: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Semiconductor

    Foundry by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

    Sales for Telecommunications, Computers, Consumer

    Electronics, and Others for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

    3. TAIWAN III-19

    A.Market Analysis III-19

    Competitive Scenario III-19

    Table 36: Leading Players in the Taiwanese Semiconductor

    Foundry Industry by Revenues (2011 & 2010) (includes

    corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

    Product Launches III-20

    Strategic Corporate Developments III-21

    Key Players III-25

    B.Market Analytics III-27

    Table 37: Taiwanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis

    for Semiconductor Foundry by Application -

    Telecommunications, Computers, Consumer Electronics, and

    Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

    Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) III-27

    Table 38: Taiwanese Historic Review for Semiconductor

    Foundry by Application - Telecommunications, Computers,

    Consumer Electronics, and Others Independently Analyzed with

    Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

    Table 39: Taiwanese 15-Year Perspective for Semiconductor

    Foundry by Application - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar

    Sales for Telecommunications, Computers, Consumer

    Electronics, and Others for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

    4. REST OF WORLD III-30

    A.Market Analysis III-30

    Europe III-30

    Table 40: Fab Facilities in Europe (2010): Percentage Share

    Breakdown of Production Capacity by Region/Country

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

    Product Launches III-30

    Strategic Corporate Developments III-37

    Key Players III-42

    B.Market Analytics III-46

    Table 41: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future

    Analysis for Semiconductor Foundry by Application -

    Telecommunications, Computers, Consumer Electronics, and

    Others Independently Analyzed with Annual Revenues in US$

    Million for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding

    Graph/Chart) III-46

    Table 42: Rest of World Historic Review for Semiconductor

    Foundry by Application - Telecommunications, Computers,

    Consumer Electronics, and Others Independently Analyzed with

    Annual Revenues in US$ Million for Years 2004 through 2009

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

    Table 43: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for

    Semiconductor Foundry by Application - Percentage Breakdown

    of Dollar Sales for Telecommunications, Computers, Consumer

    Electronics, and Others for Years 2004, 2011 and 2018

    (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

    IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    Total Companies Profiled: 51 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 55)

    The United States (14)

    Canada (1)

    Japan (2)

    Europe (9)

    - France (2)

    - Germany (3)

    - The United Kingdom (2)

    - Rest of Europe (2)

    Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (28)

    Middle-East (1)

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    ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix Corporation. (TSX-V: VZX, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) ("Vuzix" or, the "Company") a leader in the design and manufacture of Video Eyewear products that provide users with portable high quality viewing experiences is pleased to announce that it has appointed Spinnaker Capital Markets Inc. ("Spinnaker") as its capital markets and investor relations advisor. 

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110518/MM04932LOGO )

    The renewable agreement is for an initial term of four months from September, 2012 to January 2013. Spinnaker's mandate will focus on developing and expanding the network of investors, analysts, and financial intermediaries who are interested in following the Vuzix growth and investment story. The agreement also provides for a full range of services for a monthly fee of $7,500. The agreement is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

    "We are delighted to have been selected by Vuzix as its investor relations and capital markets advisor and look forward to a long and successful relationship," noted Ali Mahdavi, Partner at Spinnaker Capital Markets.

    "The Vuzix team is extremely excited to work with Spinnaker to increase our market exposure, and give us stronger representation in the equity markets. This is the next step in our efforts to create shareholder value. Given Spinnaker's track record, we believe that they are the ideal partner and advisor to complement and communicate our growth strategy in delivering shareholder value," commented Paul Travers, President of Vuzix.

    About Vuzix Corporation

    Vuzix is a leading supplier of Video Eyewear products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets. The Company's products, personal display devices that offer users a portable high quality viewing experience; provide solutions for mobility, wearable displays and virtual and augmented reality. Vuzix holds over 47 patents in the Video Eyewear field. The Company has won 12 Consumer Electronics Show Innovation Awards and several wireless technology innovation awards, among others. Founded in 1997, Vuzix is a public company (TSXV: VZX - News, OTC:BB: VUZI, FMB: V7X) with offices in Rochester, NY, Oxford, UK and Tokyo, Japan. For more information visit www.vuzix.com.

    About Spinnaker

    Spinnaker is Toronto based advisory firm which provides TSX and TSX.V listed companies with an array of advisory services from investor relations to strategically positioning its portfolio of companies for maximum exposure amongst targeted research analysts, and retail and institutional investors. Spinnaker has long-standing relationships with Canadian, American and European investment banking, asset management and retail brokerage firms with focus on the small to mid capitalization market segment.

    For additional information, please contact:

    Vuzix Corporation
    75 Town Centre Drive
    Rochester, NY 14623 USA
    Investor Information
    IR@Vuzix.com
    Tel: +1 (585) 359-7562
    Vuzix.com
    Facebook.com/Vuzix
    Twitter.com/Vuzix        

    Ali Mahdavi/Kevin O'Connor
    Spinnaker Capital Markets
    (416) 962-3300
    Email:  am@spinnakercmi.com 

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    BEIJING, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- China Finance Online Co. Limited ("China Finance Online", or the "Company", "we", "us" or "our") (NASDAQ GS: JRJC), a technology-driven, user-focused market leader in China providing vertically integrated financial information and services including news, data, analytics, securities investment advisory and brokerage-related services,

    today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter and first six months ended June 30, 2012.

    2012 Second Quarter Financial Summary

    • Net revenues were $8.1 million compared with $13.8 million for the second quarter of 2011 due to the challenging global and domestic macroeconomic environment and a weak Chinese stock market;
    • Gross profit was $5.5 million compared with $11.6 million for the second quarter of 2011;
    • Net loss attributable to China Finance Online was $2.6 million.

    2012 First Six Months Financial Summary

    • Net revenues were $17.2 million compared with $28.7 million for the first six months of 2011;
    • Gross profit was $12.7 million compared with $24.3 million for the first six months of 2011;
    • Net loss attributable to China Finance Online was $3.8 million.

    Key Developments

    • One of our PRC affiliates received the regulatory approval for mutual fund distribution in Mainland China.

    2012 Second Quarter Results

    Net revenues for the second quarter of 2012 were $8.1 million, compared with $13.8 million for the second quarter of 2011. A considerably challenging global and domestic macroeconomic environment and a downward-trending stock market in China continue to negatively impact our operating performance. The main sources of the Company's net revenues were subscription fees from individual customers, subscription fees from institutional customers, advertising revenues and revenues from brokerage-related services, which contributed 60%, 9%, 15% and 16% to total revenues respectively, compared with 80%, 5%, 9%, and 6%, respectively, for the comparable period in 2011. Revenues from subscription fees paid by individual customers decreased 56.2% year-over-year. The decrease is due to the Company's previously disclosed strategic transition; as part of the transition, the Company has ceased accepting new paid subscribers or renewals for its premium individual subscription service. Institutional subscription revenues increased 5.4% year-over-year to $0.8 million. Revenues from advertising were slightly up to $1.2 million from the second quarter of 2011. Revenues from brokerage-related services increased 57.5% year-over-year to $1.3 million.

    For the second quarter of 2012, gross profit was $5.5 million compared with $11.6 million for the comparable period in 2011. Gross margin for the second quarter of 2012 was 68.5% compared with 84.3% for the second quarter of 2011. The year-over-year decrease in gross margin was mainly due to lower revenues.

    General and administrative ("G&A") expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $2.6 million, or 32.1% of net revenues, compared with $2.6 million, or 19.0% of net revenues for the comparable period in 2011. The increase in G&A expenses as a percentage of quarterly revenues was mainly due to lower revenues.

    Sales and marketing expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $3.3 million, or 40.5% of net revenues, compared with $6.0 million, or 43.8% in the second quarter of 2011. The decrease in sales and marketing expenses in absolute value was due to lower marketing expenses and sales commissions.

    Product development expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $2.7 million, or 33.3% of net revenues, compared with $3.3 million, or 23.6% of net revenues for the same quarter in 2011. The Company continues to invest in its data, product and technical capabilities for the long run.

    Total operating expenses for the second quarter of 2012 were $8.6 million, down from $11.9 million in the second quarter of 2011.

    Net loss attributable to China Finance Online for the second quarter of 2012 was $2.6 million, compared with a net loss of $1.8 million in the second quarter of 2011. Both basic and diluted weighted average number of ordinary shares in the second quarter of 2012 was 109 million. Each ADS represents five ordinary shares of the Company.

    As of June 30, 2012, total cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash were $80.6 million. Accounts receivable in non-margin related business were $3.9 million while Daily Growth had margin-related accounts receivables of $18.6 million. Daily Growth continues to implement strict margin account screening and ongoing monitoring to ensure the safe return of capital.

    Total China Finance Online Co. Limited's shareholders' equity was $87.3 million as of June 30, 2012. 

    The combined current and non-current deferred revenues at the end of the second quarter of 2012, which represented prepaid service fees made by customers for subscription services that have not been rendered as of June 30, 2012, were $16.9 million.

    As of June 30, 2012, the number of active paid subscribers of the Company was approximately 64,000. Given that the Company has ceased accepting new paid subscriptions and renewals for the Company's premium individual subscriptions as part of the strategic transition, this metric will no longer be disclosed going forward.  

    Six Month Results

    Total net revenues for the first six months ended June 30, 2012 were $17.2 million, compared with $28.7 million in the first six months last year. Gross profit for the first six months of 2012 was $12.7 million, compared to $24.3 million in the same period a year ago. Gross margin was 73.6% for the first six months of 2012. Net loss attributable to China Finance Online for the first six months of 2012 was $3.8 million, compared to a net loss of $0.4 million in the same period in 2011.

    Recent Developments

    In the third quarter of 2012, one of our PRC affiliates received the regulatory approval for mutual fund distribution in Mainland China.

    Mr. Zhiwei Zhao, Chairman and CEO of China Finance Online, commented, "Amidst the persistent European sovereign debt crisis and a slowing PRC domestic economy, the Chinese stock market continued its downward trend during the second quarter of 2012. China's GDP growth dipped below 8% for the first time in twelve consecutive quarters. The Shanghai A-Share index breached its three-year lows and investor sentiment remains fragile. A tough macroeconomic and market environment poses substantial challenges for our ongoing operations.

    "In the face of these challenges, we are implementing additional cost-cutting initiatives to increase efficiency and improve operational performance. We continue to expand the influence and technical capabilities of our flagship financial media platforms for further internet applications. With improving internet capabilities and consistent user traffic, we are also looking to upgrade our advertising business.

    "Meanwhile, we continue to proceed with operational transition and we have launched trial services for our securities investment advisory operations during the third quarter. In the third quarter of 2012, one of our PRC affiliates obtained regulatory approval to distribute mutual funds. The newly granted mutual fund license will allow us to diversify our product portfolio and help expand our customer base. However, given the trying external environment, it will take some time for such new segments to generate revenues.

    "In the midst of a slowing economy and weak stock markets, we are proactively laying the foundation for future growth through product innovation, resource consolidation and streamlining our corporate structure. Our strategic vision remains to become a leading service provider of informational and other value-added financial products for Chinese investors through leveraging on our proven strength in vertically integrated market intelligence and our substantial experience in financial services," concluded Mr. Zhao.

    Conference Call Information

    The Company will host a conference call and a simultaneous webcast, on September 13, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time/September 14, 2012 8:00 a.m. Beijing Time. Interested parties may participate in the conference call by dialing approximately five minutes before the call start time at U.S. +1-877-847-0047, Hong Kong +852-3006-8101, Singapore 8008-523-396, or China 800-876-5011, and the pass code for all regions is 680771.

    A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after the conclusion of the event through 11:59 a.m. Eastern Time on September 21, 2012 (or 11:59 p.m. Beijing Time on September 21, 2012). The dial-in details for the replay: U.S. +1-866-572-7808, Hong Kong +852-3012-8000, Singapore 800-101-2157, China 800-876-5013. Access code: 680771.     

    The conference call will be available as a live webcast and replay at: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/tu2498j3

    About China Finance Online

    China Finance Online Co. Limited is a technology-driven, user-focused market leader in China in providing vertically integrated financial information and services including news, data, analytics, securities investment advisory and brokerage-related services. Through its flagship portal sites, www.jrj.com and www.stockstar.com, the Company offers basic software and information services to individual investors which integrate financial and listed-company data, information and analytics from multiple sources. Leveraging on its robust internet capabilities and registered user base, China Finance Online is developing securities investment advisory and over time wealth management services. Through its subsidiary, Genius, the Company provides financial database and analytics to institutional customers including domestic brokerages and investment firms. Through its subsidiary, Daily Growth, the Company provides securities brokerage services in Hong Kong.

    Safe Harbor Statement

    This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements constitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. Among other things, this release contains the following forward-looking statements regarding:    

    • our product upgrade and strategic transformation initiative;
    • our resource consolidation initiative and its effect on efficiency and operational performance;
    • our plans to streamline our corporate structure;
    • the importance of our regulatory approval to distribute mutual funds;
    • the market prospect of the business of securities investment advisory and wealth management;

    Such statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, which risks and uncertainties include, among others, the following:

    • the changing customer needs, regulatory environment and market condition that we are subject to;
    • the uneven condition of the world and Chinese economy that could lead to volatility in the equity markets and affect our operating results in the coming quarters;
    • the impact of a poor performing Chinese stock market on our future performance;
    • the unpredictability of our strategic transformation and upgrade;
    • the competition we are facing in the new business of securities investment advisory and wealth management;
    • global macroeconomic uncertainties;
    • wavering investor confidence that could impact our business;
    • the extent to which Stockstar's financial information services can be integrated into the mobile web application launched by Stockstar and Baidu, and the continuity of the exclusive partnership; and​
    • possible non-cash goodwill, intangible assets and investment impairment may adversely affect our net income.​

    Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F under "Forward-Looking Information" and "Risk Factors." The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable law.

    Contact:

    Julie Zhu
    China Finance Online Co. Limited
    +86-10-5832-5288
    ir@jrj.com

    Shiwei Yin
    Grayling
    646-284-9474
    shiwei.yin@grayling.com




    China Finance Online Co. Limited

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

    (In thousands of U.S. dollars)



    Jun. 30, 2012

    Dec. 31, 2011

    Assets



    Current assets:



    Cash and cash equivalents

    37,080

    64,641

    Restricted cash

    43,520

    29,861

    Trust bank balances held on behalf of customers

    8,337

    18,664

    Accounts receivable, net - others

    3,899

    1,468

    Accounts receivable, net - Margin clients

    18,624

    12,889

    Loan receivable

    9,853

    9,566

    Short-term investments

    68

    10,701

    Prepaid expenses and other current assets

    3,865

    3,577

    Deferred tax assets, current

    486

    634

    Total current assets

    125,732

    152,001

    Property and equipment, net

    5,776

    6,530

    Acquired intangible assets, net

    4,813

    -

    Rental deposits

    908

    738

    Goodwill

    2,432

              -

    Deferred tax assets, non-current

    488

    484

    Other deposits

    222

    224

    Total assets

    140,371

    159,977




    Liabilities and equity



    Current liabilities:



    Deferred revenue, current (including deferred revenue, current of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Finance Online Co. Limited $5,357 and $7,037 as of June 30,2012 and December 31,2011, respectively)

    12,119

    17,287

    Accrued expenses and other current liabilities (including accrued expenses and other current liabilities of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Finance Online Co. Limited $2,012 and $3,127 as of June 30,2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)

    4,357

    6,458

    Short-term loan(including short-term loan of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Finance Online Co. Limited nil and nil as of June 30,2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)

    21,138

    19,171

    Amount due to customers for trust bank balances held on behalf of customers(including amount due to customers for trust bank balances held on behalf of customers of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Finance Online Co. Limited nil and nil as of June 30,2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)

    8,337

    18,664

    Accounts payable (including accounts payable of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Finance Online Co. Limited $239 and $115 as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)

    495

    144

    Deferred tax liabilities, current(including deferred tax liabilities, current of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Finance Online Co. Limited nil and $3 as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)

    2

    45

    Income taxes payable (including income taxes payable of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Finance Online Co. Limited nil and $25 as of June 30,2012 and December 31,2011, respectively)

    327

    135

    Total current liabilities

    46,775

    61,904

    Deferred tax liabilities, non-current (including deferred tax liabilities, non-current of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Finance Online Co. Limited $1,203 and nil as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively)

    1,203

     -

    Deferred revenue, non-current (including deferred revenue, non-current of the consolidated variable interest entities without recourse to China Finance Online Co. Limited $1,692 and $3,033 as of June 30,2012 and December 31,2011, respectively)

    4,787

    7,237

    Total liabilities

    52,765

    69,141

    Noncontrolling interests

    261

    (105)

    Total China Finance Online Co. Limited Shareholders' equity

    87,345

    90,941

    Total liabilities and equity

    140,371

    159,977

     




    China Finance Online Co. Limited

    UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

    (in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and ADS related data)



    Three months ended

    Six months ended


    Jun. 30, 2012

    Jun. 30, 2011

    Mar.31,  2012

    Jun. 30, 2012

    Jun. 30, 2011

    Net revenues

    8,100

    13,778

    9,109

    17,209

    28,733

    Cost of revenues

    (2,552)

    (2,164)

    (1,988)

    (4,540)

    (4,401)

    Gross profit

    5,548

    11,614

    7,121

    12,669

    24,332

    Operating expenses






    General and administrative(includes share-based compensation expenses of $197, $335, $174, $371 and $763, respectively)

    (2,602)

    (2,618)

    (2,766)

    (5,368)

    (5,344)

    Sales and marketing (includes share-based compensation expenses of $6, $26, $8,$14 and $70, respectively)

    (3,281)

    (6,035)

    (3,549)

    (6,830)

    (11,633)

    Product development (includes share-based compensation expenses of $3, $18, $3, $6 and $50, respectively)

    (2,696)

    (3,258)

    (3,205)

    (5,901)

    (6,483)







    Total operating expenses

    (8,579)

    (11,911)

    (9,520)

    (18,099)

    (23,460)

    Government subsidies

    -

    124

    19

    19

    237

    Income (loss) from operations

    (3,031)

    (173)

    (2,380)

    (5,411)

    1,109

    Interest income

    885

    734

    1,088

    1,973

    1,440

    Interest expense

    (206)

    (72)

    (124)

    (330)

    (126)

    Investment gain (loss), net

    184

    (416)

    178

    362

    357

    Other income (loss), net

    (21)

    52

    79

    58

    54

    Exchange gain (loss), net

    (131)

    355

    25

    (106)

    623

    Loss from impairment of cost method investment

    -

    (1,480)

    -

    -

    (1,480)







    Income (loss) before income tax expenses

    (2,320)

    (1,000)

    (1,134)

    (3,454)

    1,977

    Income tax expenses

    (276)

    (850)

    (56)

    (332)

    (2,287)







    Net loss

    (2,596)

    (1,850)

    (1,190)

    (3,786)

    (310)

    Less: Net income (loss) attributable to the non-controlling interest

    (14)

    (54)

    63

    49

    93

    Net loss attributable to China Finance Online Co. Limited

    (2,582)

    (1,796)

    (1,253)

    (3,835)

    (403)







    Net loss

    (2,596)

    (1,850)

    (1,190)

    (3,786)

    (310)

    Changes in foreign currency translation adjustment

    (200)

    807

    60

    (140)

    1,411

    Net unrealized gain (loss) on available-for-sale securities, net of tax effects of $9, nil, ($3), $6 and nil, respectively

    47

    -

    (15)

    32

    -

    Other comprehensive income, net of tax

    (153)

    807

    45

    (108)

    1,411

    Comprehensive income (loss)

    (2,749)

    (1,043)

    (1,145)

    (3,894)

    1,101

    Less: comprehensive income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest

    (14)

    (54)

    63

    49

    93

    Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to China Finance Online Co. Limited

    (2,735)

    (989)

    (1,208)

    (3,943)

    1,008







    Net loss per share attributable to China Finance Online Co. Limited






    Basic

    (0.02)

    (0.02)

    (0.01)

    (0.04)

    0.00

    Diluted

    (0.02)

    (0.02)

    (0.01)

    (0.04)

    0.00

    Loss per ADS






    Basic

    (0.12)

    (0.08)

    (0.06)

    (0.18)

    (0.02)

    Diluted

    (0.12)

    (0.08)

    (0.06)

    (0.18)

    (0.02)

    Weighted average ordinary shares






    Basic

    108,982,101

    108,957,650

    108,982,101

    108,982,101

    108,951,507

    Diluted

    108,982,101

    108,957,650

    108,982,101

    108,982,101

    108,951,507

    Weighted average ADSs






    Basic

    21,796,420

    21,791,530

    21,796,420

    21,796,420

    21,790,301

    Diluted

    21,796,420

    21,791,530

    21,796,420

    21,796,420

    21,790,301

     

    SOURCE China Finance Online Co., Ltd.


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    SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Successful CIOs excel at leadership, innovation and transformation. Those three critical capabilities are the focus of the 2012 San Diego CIO Executive Leadership Summit, being held October 2 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. The world-class event is produced by HMG Strategy, a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support, in association with the San Diego Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM).

    "The San Diego summit will be a truly exceptional opportunity to network with peers, and to experience transformational leadership from the best and brightest minds in the industry," said Hunter Muller, President and CEO of HMG Strategy, LLC. "This is peer-to-peer networking and accelerated career building at the highest level of value."

    The summit will focus on the future state of IT leadership, developing practical strategies for driving real business value in an era of rapid change and continuous transformation, and leading innovation to create sustainable competitive advantages in swiftly evolving markets.

    Keynote and panel discussion topics include Transformational Leadership, Innovation and Growth Strategies, Creating and Maintaining Trusted Relationships in the C-Suite, CIO/CMO Alignment, Career Development, Social Enterprise, Mobile Workforce, Cloud, Security, Strategic Sourcing, and Advanced Business Analytics.

    Keynote speaker Kim Stevenson, Global CIO, Intel Corporation, will address key critical IT leadership issues such as value creation, harnessing knowledge and information, transformation strategy, leveraging new technology, human capital management, and continuous innovation.

    The roster of all-star speakers and panelists includes Mark Alcock, Forensic Examiner, M. A. Services; Bruce Carothers, Sr. VP & CIO, AMN Healthcare; Bob Cohen, Vice President, Information Technology, Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Bob Concannon, Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International; Carl Eberling, CIO, Encore Capital; Bob Gentile, VP, Information Technology, Qualcomm Incorporated; Jim Haskin, SVP Global Services, Cloud Trigger; Debra Jensen, CIO, Charlotte Russe; Tony Leng, Managing Director and CIO Practice Leader, Diversified Search; Roger Marchetti, EVP Human Resources,  CareFusion; Kenneth McGuire, Special Agent, Cyber Squad, Federal Bureau of Investigation; JoAnne Starr, Assistant Dean for MBA Programs, UCSD Rady School; Herman Nell, VP & CIO, Petco Animal Supplies, Inc.; Paul Peabody, CIO, Palomar Health; Brad Phillips, VP IS & CIO, Gen-Probe, Inc.; Steve Phillpott, SIM San Diego Program Chair and CIO, Amylin Pharmaceuticals; Phil Schneidermeyer, Partner, Heidrick & Struggles; Yasmin Shah, SIM San Diego Chapter President and Client Program Executive, Agfa Healthcare; and George Sheth, Managing Partner, Diligent Partners, LLC.

    "Successful CIOs and IT leaders champion innovation, embrace greater transparency, hire top talent, and form productive partnerships across multiple industries to drive business results in highly competitive markets," said Mr. Muller. "We are engaged in a truly epic revolution in which the CIO plays an absolutely critical role."

    HMG Strategy LLC, provides world-class leadership, innovation, transformational strategies along with a global community to drive the success of CIO and IT leaders. The firm's sponsor partners include Accenture, AirWatch, Avanade, Avaya, Box, BMC Software, CA Technologies, CDW, Chateaux Software, Cisco, Citrix, Code 42 Software, Comcast Business Class, Dell, Fulcrum Associates, Good, HP, IBM, Informatica, Information Builders, Kapow Software, Level 3 Communications, Netsuite, Okta, QlikTech, Quest Software, Rimini Street, ServiceNow, TCS, TSA, VMware, WatchDox, Wipro and Workday. Strategic partners include Egon Zehnder International, Heidrick & Struggles, Korn/Ferry International, Russell Reynolds Associates, and Spencer Stuart. John Wiley & Sons is the firm's global media partner.

    "We are building the strongest CIO community on the planet," said Mr. Muller. "We deliver world-class value for the IT industry through our thought-leadership, proprietary research, International Advisory Board, and executive leadership events."

    About HMG Strategy

    HMG Strategy, LLC is a leading global provider of innovative IT leadership, management and technology support to CIO/Senior IT executives by focusing on the 360-degree needs of the CIO/IT Leader. Our events and services raise thought leadership, knowledge sharing and networking to the highest level. HMG Strategy provides access to an international network of nearly 50,000 CIO/Senior IT executives, industry experts and world-class thought leaders. For more information about HMG Strategy and its unique portfolio of CIO/IT leadership resources, visit www.hmgstrategy.com.  

    SOURCE HMG Strategy, LLC


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    ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- If you are looking for a used car in Rochester, MN, then you have found the right place. CarBuyersExpress.com has been around for years and is the go-to website to find used cars in Rochester. The website is a car portal where hundreds of Rochester used car dealerships and other car dealers in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois put their inventory online for customers to browse. There has never been an easier way to find a used car online than with CarBuyersExpress.com.

    (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120913/CG74303)

    Online shopping is easier than ever with CarBuyersExpress. The website allows customers to search through thousands of different new and used cars so that they can find exactly what they are looking for. Hundreds of car dealerships put their inventories on the website so that you don't have to go to many different websites to car shop, it's all on one. Finding a vehicle can be a lot of work, but this is a solution that will save you time, and money on gas driving to lots.

    On top of Rochester, used cars in Winona, MN can be found on CarBuyersExpress.com. The portal hosts vehicles from all over Minnesota and western Wisconsin and they have a great selection online. Many Winona, MN used car dealerships choose to put their inventory on CarBuyersExpress so that they can be found easier than ever.

    If you have been shopping for a new or used car in Rochester or a new or used car in Winona, log on to www.carbuyersexpress.com. They can help you find exactly what you are looking for and they can even list your vehicle online. Contact the site for more information.

    Media Contact:  Dan Stumpf, CarBuyersExpress.com, (920) 230-1111, dstumpf@stumpfpublishing.net

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    IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Digital® Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced at its Investor Day a capital allocation plan that includes the adoption by its Board of Directors of a cash dividend policy and an increased authorization of $1.5 billion under its share repurchase program.

    At its webcast Investor Day, the company indicated that beginning in its current fiscal year 2013, it is targeting a return to shareholders of approximately 50 percent of its free cash flow through a mix of cash dividends and share repurchases.

    Under the dividend policy, the company intends to pay a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock beginning with the quarter ending Sept. 28, 2012. Directors declared today a dividend of $0.25 per common share, payable on Oct. 15, 2012, to the company's shareholders of record as of Sept. 28, 2012.

    The additional repurchase authorization is effective immediately. Share repurchases will be made on the open market or in privately negotiated transactions and may be made pursuant to Rule 10b5-1 plans.

    The amount and timing of share repurchases and future dividends under the company's dividend policy will depend on market conditions and other corporate considerations.  The company may suspend or discontinue the share repurchase program or dividend policy at any time. 

    The company also announced that it now expects the industry's total available market (TAM) for hard drives in the September quarter to be approximately 140 million units versus its earlier forecast of 157 million units, due to muted demand and inventory rebalancing. As a result, the company now expects revenue for its first quarter ending Sept. 28, 2012, will be approximately $3.9 billion to $4.0 billion, compared with its previous expectation of $4.2 billion to $4.3 billion. The company continues to estimate its gross margin for the September quarter to be approximately 30 percent on a non-GAAP basis.

    The company reiterated its non-GAAP $10 earnings per share target for the fiscal year ending June 28, 2013.

    About Western Digital

    Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), Irvine, Calif., is a global provider of products and services that empower people to create, manage, experience and preserve digital content. Its subsidiaries design and manufacture storage devices, networking equipment and home entertainment products under the WD®, HGST and G-Technology™ brands. Visit the Investor section of the company's website (www.westerndigital.com) to access a variety of financial and investor information.

    This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements concerning the company's capital allocation strategy, including its share repurchase and dividend payment plans, the total available market for hard drives in the September quarter and the company's financial performance expectations for the September quarter and fiscal year 2013, including its market share, revenue, gross margin and earnings per share. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including the impact of continued uncertainty and volatility in global economic conditions; supply and demand conditions in the hard drive industry; uncertainties concerning the availability and cost of commodity materials and specialized product components; actions by competitors; unexpected advances in competing technologies; uncertainties related to the development and introduction of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets; business conditions and growth in the various hard drive markets; pricing trends and fluctuations in average selling prices; and other risks and uncertainties listed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), including the company's recent Form 10-K filed with the SEC on Aug. 20, 2012, to which your attention is directed. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

    In addition, this press release contains references to forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures.  The forward-looking non-GAAP financial measures provided in this press release exclude certain items such as amortization of intangibles and the dilutive impact of sales of hard drives to Toshiba in connection with our divestiture transaction.  Because the amount of these items cannot be forecasted with certainty or accuracy based on information known to the company at this time, the company is unable to provide a reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.  The impact of these excluded items may cause non-GAAP gross margin and earnings per share to differ materially from gross margin and earnings per share calculated in accordance with GAAP.

    Western Digital, WD and the WD logo are registered trademarks of Western Digital Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned herein belong to their respective owners.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20000711/WDCLOGO)

    SOURCE Western Digital Technologies


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    ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rich Footwear Group has again partnered with Cortina Leomil Group to bring the leading global console and handheld video game brand, Activision's Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, to the footwear market in the US.

    "The Cortina Leomil Group is poised to take another major step in the US Footwear market with Rich Footwear Group and is very happy to announce our new partnership with Activision's Skylanders Spyro's Adventure. Today's generation of kids are connecting to media in new ways and our attention to the powerful world of gaming entertainment is stronger than ever," said Albert Milhado, CEO, Leomil Group.  "With Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, we are focused on capturing that shift toward newer media in licensed products as well."

    "We are thrilled to partner with Cortina Leomil Group and Rich Footwear Group and are certain they will add creativity and innovation to our Skylanders Spyro's Adventure merchandising program," said Ashley Maidy, Head of Global Licensing and Partnerships at Activision Publishing, Inc.

    Cortina Leomil Group, a leading global footwear company in branded, private label and licensed footwear, together with Rich Footwear Group, whose expansive knowledge in the US and Children's footwear arenas, create the perfect partnership to develop, market and sell Skylanders Spyro's Adventure footwear to best address the needs of the US consumers.

    "We look forward to working with our partners at Cortina Leomil Group and Activision to build on the strength and excitement of Activision's Skylanders Spyro's Adventure in a category as prominent as children's footwear," said Paul Shapiro, President, Rich Footwear Group.

    Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Footwear will launch in the US market in Spring, 2013.

    *According to NPD, GfK Chartrack, and Activision internal estimates, based on revenue, inclusive of accessory packs and figures, worldwide between January and April 30, 2012.

    Media Contacts: For more information about the information above, please call Kristin Ebert, Public Relations, Rich Footwear Group, at 314.323.3350 or Tsirah Milhado, Public Relations, Cortina Leomil Group at +31646626111 Tsirah.Milhado@Leomil.be

    About Rich Footwear Group: 
    Gary Rich, the former President of Brown Shoe Company-Wholesale, recently formed Rich Footwear Group with newly appointed President, Paul Shapiro, previously the Senior Vice President, GM of Brown Shoe Company's Children's Division and newly appointed Senior Vice President of Sales, Richard Shapiro.

    About Cortina Leomil Group:  Founded in the 1950s it is globally one of the largest footwear companies.  Cited as one of the top global licensees for the last 5 years, Cortina specializes in the production and selling of branded, private label and licensed footwear in Europe, The Middle East, Latin and South America, South Africa, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and North America.

    About Activision Publishing:
    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, China and the region of Taiwan. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com.

    Media Contact: Kristin Ebert Rich Footwear Group, 314.323.3350, kristin_ebert@me.com

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    PARK RIDGE, N.J., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) announced today the addition of Hertz for Windows Phone. The app allows users to book, modify and search car rental reservations as well as find locations, all from the palm of their hand. Once on the road the app helps Windows Phone users find the nearest gas station and even where their rental car is parked -- a first not only for Hertz, but also for the entire rental car industry.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110810/NY50373LOGO )

    "Hertz now has an app available on all four of the major smartphone platforms, which shows our commitment to staying current with the latest technology," commented Mark P. Frissora, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Hertz. "More and more consumers are using a mobile device to book travel and Hertz's Windows app brings speed and ease to life across these platforms."

    When a Hertz customer is on the go, our Windows Phone app still has them covered. For travelers in unfamiliar areas, Hertz for Windows Phone provides a gas station locator to ensure they never run out of fuel. Additionally, for those times our customers find themselves returning to their car after a long day at the beach, office or anywhere in between, Hertz for Windows Phone has a handy Find My Car feature that uses GPS tagging to lead the user back to their parking spot. The Find My Car feature is also a first in the rental car industry, showing that Hertz brings next wave innovation to customers.

    "Windows Phone is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games, like Hertz, that take advantage of the phone's unique features and design," said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. "This recent addition to Windows Phone Marketplace is a great example of the rich applications our users will find to help them get the most out of their phone," he continued.

    Hertz's mobile apps, which have already been downloaded by millions of users, puts the speed and ease of the Hertz car rental experience in the palm of your hands. Each app has a slick user interface that makes finding a location, booking and modifying reservations a breeze. When customers need a Hertz agent to talk to, the app has contact information for reservations, technical support, rental extensions, and the hearing impaired conveniently located on the home screen.

    This also capitalizes on the growing trend of consumers using mobile devices to research and book travel. According to eMarketer research, 36 million people use a mobile device to research their travel options and 16 million use a mobile device to actually book their reservations[1]. Hertz for Windows Phone gives both of these population segments the tools to get the job done quickly and easily.

    Operating one of the youngest and most diverse fleets in the industry, Hertz is committed to offering its customers the most technologically innovative products and services available that results in the fastest, easiest and most valued rental experience.  This includes Hertz 'Carfirmations', a mobile SMS text and email service that confirms a Gold member's reservation and advises them of their car and location prior to arrival at the Hertz facility;  'Gold Choice' which gives Gold members the power to keep the car they reserved or simply choose a different car from the Gold Choice area;  Counter By-Pass and e-Return which allows customers to bypass counter lines and go directly to their cars and then return their vehicles with the fastest car rental drop off that includes an email receipt within hours. These are all free services for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards members which is free to join. In addition, Hertz continues to expand the presence of its ExpressRent Interactive Kiosks that let customers rent a car, with or without a reservation, through a live, face-to-face video kiosk. Finally, Hertz pioneered vehicle specific reservation capabilities via its collections series and has the largest fleet of make and model reservable cars in the industry.

    For more information, visit www.Hertz.com or follow Hertz on Facebook or Twitter.

    About The Hertz Corporation

    Hertz, the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operates from approximately 8,650 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 119 major airports in Europe.  Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was named by the magazine's readers' as the Best Car Rental Agency.  Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2012/13 U.S.  Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Choice, NeverLost®, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige and Green Traveler Collections, also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation and operates the Hertz On Demand car sharing business. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.

    To make car rental reservations or for more information, customers can call Hertz toll-free at 1-800-654-3131. Information and reservations are also available on the web at www.hertz.com.  

    [1] http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/179851/travel-advertising-rises-on-mobile.html?print#ixzz22Jwv02Re 

    SOURCE The Hertz Corporation


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    NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fans of Gothic Horror and Literature Fantastique can now enjoy a dose of their favorite thrill, on the go.

    (Photo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120913/CG74014)

    Simply click or paste http://echolakeroad.net/2011/01/01/ into the browser window on your smartphone, tablet, or notebook computer, and you will arrive at Echo Lake Road, home of The Raven Chronicles, the online, episodic tale of lust and blood, myth and magic.

    Subscription is free and easy. Scroll the page all the way to the bottom. In the green panel you will see EMAIL SUBSCRIPTION in bold letters and a Sign me up! button. Click the button, follow the prompts, and you'll be notified by e-mail, about twice a month, when a new chapter is posted.

    Navigation on Echo Lake Road is simple. Once you've begun the journey and wish to revisit previous chapters, or preview future chapters, you can use one of two methods:

    At the bottom of the text window, in bold green lettering, find OLDER ENTRIES; an arrow next to it points to the left. Click OLDER ENTRIES and the text block will roll back to the previous entry. One page back, NEWER ENTRIES appears on the bottom, with an arrow to the right. Now you can roll the text blocks like pages in a book until you find your leaving-off point, or move forward to subsequent chapters.

    The other option is to navigate using theARCHIVES menu. The drop down will allow you to select the month, or you can roll back the months by clicking the green month abbreviation at the bottom of the calendar. The calendar initially displays the current month. Dates when new chapters were posted are in bold typeface and underlined in the Calendar.

    Don't neglect to check out WORDS, a collection of pocket wisdom, and WORKS, a page of periodically changing short stories.

    I want to thank all our past visitors and look forward to seeing more of you soon at echolakeroad.net, home of Sterns-Carson Sanitarium and The Raven Chronicles.

    ©2012 j.edwardfitzgerald  all rights reserved

    Media Contact: J.Edward Fitzgerald telephone books, 615.974.8329, echolakeroad@bellsouth.net

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    REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ingenuity Systems, a leading provider of information and analysis solutions for life science researchers, today demonstrated the integration of Ingenuity Variant Analysis with Ion Reporter™ Software at Ion World 2012. The combined solutions enable users to get one-click access to Variant Analysis to interpret their variants from all human DNA variation workflows.

    Integration includes automated user registration and data transfer, allowing researchers to work with Variant Analysis directly from within Ion Reporter. The interactive filter cascade in Variant Analysis provides a streamlined data analysis workflow to identify and prioritize variants.

    "Ingenuity Variant Analysis is a natural extension of our cloud-based Ion Reporter Software," said Mike Lelivelt, Ph.D., Director of Bioinformatics at Life Technologies. "Ion Reporter builds a pipeline to do variant calling, mapping, identification and annotation. Variant Analysis extends that pipeline to help researchers identify, prioritize and report the most biologically interesting causal variants for follow-up."

    Ion Reporter Software has been developed to simplify bioinformatics data analysis, annotation, reporting, and archiving of semiconductor sequencing data. Ingenuity Variant Analysis combines analytical tools and integrated content to help researchers rapidly identify and prioritize variants by drilling down to a small, targeted subset of compelling variants based on algorithms powered by the Ingenuity Knowledge Base of millions of findings from the biomedical literature and the researcher's own knowledge of disease biology. 

    "I've been impressed by the capabilities in Ingenuity Variant Analysis to set and adjust rich filters and test new hypotheses with a simple point and click," said Dr. Christopher E. Mason, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College. "Increasing access to the unique content and intuitive user interface makes it easier for researchers to get insights from their data, since it allows you to move from a variant file to a hypothesis in a matter of minutes."

    Special bundles - Exome Analysis
    Ingenuity and Ion Torrent plan to offer a promotional solution bundle for exome sequencing, including the relevant combination of Ion Torrent reagents, Ion Reporter for data processing, and Ingenuity Variant Analysis for additional data interpretation.  The solution bundle will be available by the end of 2012.

    Ion Reporter™ Software is for Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

    About Ingenuity® Systems
    Ingenuity Systems is a leading provider of information and analysis solutions for life science researchers, computational biologists and bioinformaticists, and life science industry suppliers.  For more information visit: www.ingenuity.com.

    SOURCE Ingenuity Systems


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    NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM DeusM was honored with five distinguished WebAwards yesterday from the Web Marketing Association's 16th annual international WebAward Competition. The WebAward program is the longest running annual Website award competition dedicated to naming the best Websites in 96 industries while setting the standard of excellence for all Website development.

    "We are pumped to accept five [ed. note: yes, that's a five!] Standard of Excellence awards from the Web Marketing Association. I've always said they do a great job and this just proves it, really," said Steve Saunders, Managing Director of UBM DeusM.

    UBM DeusM was honored with the following awards for Websites that are part of their 30+ communities:

    • All Analytics won the Computer Software Standard of Excellence.  All Analytics was developed by UBM DeusM in partnership with UBM TechWeb and SAS to provide the most up-to-date and original content for the advancement of the analytics discipline. All Analytics engages its community of qualified members through daily blogs, video blogs, live chats, research reports, and Webinars. Since its launch, All Analytics has become the go-to-site for corporate executives, IT professionals, and other line-of-business managers in the analytics industry. Visit www.allanalytics.com for more information.
    • Investor Uprising won the Investment Standard of Excellence.  Built to foster engagement and communication among its members, the community ties together expert commentary, fundamental analysis, and on-the-ground reporting, guiding small investors to make money in the global markets by sharing best-practices, case studies, research, and polls.  Visit www.investoruprising.com for more information.
    • Microcontroller Central won the Electronics Standard of Excellence.  Microcontroller Central, created by UBM DeusM and UBM Electronics in partnership with NXP Semiconductors, is a custom online community, devoted to inspire and empower users of microcontrollers and showcase their successes. The community-based Website consists of blogs, message boards, live chats, whitepapers, and other educational resources to help readers address the joys and challenges of microcontroller-based design. Visit www.microcontrollercentral.com for more information.
    • Design News won the Electronics Standard of Excellence. The Design News Website underwent a redesign in July 2011, undertaken by UBM DeusM, to optimize engagement and user experience for its members. Following that redesign, Design News readership tripled in just four months. Design News is extremely well received in the industry and continues to prove itself as the premier destination for engineers responsible for product and consumer design. Visit www.designnews.com for more information.
    • Better Bank Systems won the Bank Standard of Excellence. Better Bank Systems, created for Intel, is the first online community for CIOs and senior managers who oversee the core systems at retail banks, credit unions, thrifts, and other financial institutions. Better Bank Systems provides a forum for members to interact and share best-practices through its message boards, live chats, and more. Visit www.betterbanksystems.com for more information.

    Contact:
    Amy Averbook
    Director of Marketing Services, UBM DeusM
    917-743-2693
    averbook@deusm.com

    About UBM DeusM
    UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com) is an integrated marketing services company owned by UBM plc, targeting the fastest growing segment of the online publishing industry: business social media. The company is led by Managing Director Stephen Saunders, Min's Marketer of the Year 2010. He and the other UBM DeusM principals have built and delivered more than 30 successful sites and online communities over the last two years. UBM DeusM's service is based on a unique platform, called Community in a Box (CiaB), which employs a structured system of proven B2B Web publishing best-practices, combined with a breakthrough integrated multimedia publishing platform ("n-Server") to enable marketers to quickly and profitably set up specialized communities for their target customers.

    About UBM plc
    UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online, and in print and provide them with the information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewelry traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff members in more than 30 countries are organized into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to www.ubm.com.

    SOURCE UBM DeusM


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    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Future PLC's world-leading technology websites, TechRadar.com and T3.com, smashed all previous traffic records with the launch of the Apple iPhone 5 this week.  In the 24-hour period which included the unveiling of the new iPhone, TechRadar.com and T3.com drew almost 2.5 million global unique users and generated almost 5 million global page views,*the highest number of visits in a single day the two sites have ever reached.

    Apple announced the price, specs and release date of the iPhone 5 at 6 p.m. GMT last night.  TechRadar.com topped the Google search rankings for information on the sites and proved to be the most popular destination for people keen to find out all about the new smartphone (according to Experian Hitwise).

    With teams working through the night to produce live blogs, in-depth hands-on reviews, informative videos and all of the must-read news, the record-breaking traffic showed Future's unrivalled ability to reach consumers during the technology industry's biggest event.

    "Future is rapidly building its position as one of the world's leading technology information businesses," said Mark Wood, CEO, Future PLC.  "Our content, our speed of coverage, and our search engine management skills were all put to the test by the iPhone launch.  The results showed us to be unchallenged leaders in the UK and a very big player in the US, as well as other key markets."

    "Future's record numbers are a huge testament to the dedicated and talented team behind this momentous accomplishment," said Rachelle Considine, Chief Operating Officer, Future US. "It's a very exciting time for Future as our recent success validates our properties as being at the forefront of the technology media space."

    Future is the number one technology publisher in the UK – reaching on average 5.3 million people every month. T3 was recently crowned PPA Award winners 2012 for International Consumer Magazine of the Year and Digital Product of the Year, while TechRadar reaches over 13 million global unique users a month.

    *Source: comScore Dashboard (2,442,498 unique users, 4,769,866 page views)

    About TechRadar:
    TechRadar is the UK's biggest technology website and launched a US focussed site in April this year. Read by more than 13 million people globally every month, the award-winning site has become the go-to destination for opinions, exclusives and authoritative reviews of everything from mobile phones and tablets to the latest cameras and televisions.

    About T3:
    Established in 1996, T3 is the world's best technology lifestyle brand – in print and online at www.t3.com and beyond, from its five-star iPad app to the prestigious T3 Gadget Awards. T3 is packed with all the latest consumer technology news, reviews and features, covering everything from tablets to consoles and home cinema systems to MP3 players. Exclusives give T3 readers first look at the hottest new gadgets, while extensive buying guides make sure they end up with exactly the right kit.

    About Future U.S.
    Future PLC is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today the company has operations in the U.K. and U.S. creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. The company holds strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. The biggest-selling magazines in the U.S., include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Guitar World, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while U.K. business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. The company's web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar and MusicRadar. Future sells over 2.9 million magazines each month; attracting more than 34 million unique visitors to its websites; and hosts 16 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 89 countries internationally, making it the U.K.'s biggest exporter of monthly magazines.

    SOURCE Future PLC


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    NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reaching fragmented online audiences with your organization's message can be daunting.  However, social media offers communicators the ability to develop relationships with influencers and opportunities to significantly improve the effectiveness and resonance of the content we publish.  Today on the Beyond PR blog, we offer a variety of tips pulled from the content marketing playbook to help PR pros and other communicators build influencer relationships and develop an engaged audience that can amplify your brand's messages.

    Read the full post here:  http://blog.prnewswire.com/2012/09/13/how-to-amplify-messages-by-cultivating-audiences-influencer-relationships/

    PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry 58 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world's largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world's enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

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    Rachel Meranus
    Vice President, Marketing and Communications
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    Rachel.Meranus@prnewswire.com

    Meryl Serouya
    Marketing and Communications Associate
    PR Newswire
    +1.201.360.6009
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    SOURCE PR Newswire Association LLC


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    SKOKIE, Ill., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rand McNally is partnering with leading civics educators such as Sandra Day O'Connor's iCivics.org, iSidewith.com and National Mock Election to provide innovative election education programs for students. Rand McNally's "Play the Election", launched in August, is a free collaborative, online tool that teaches 7-12 students about the 2012 Presidential Election and election process through games, resources and competition.

    The following organizations have endorsed and are promoting Rand McNally's recently launched "Play the Election":

    iCivics.org has endorsed "Play the Election", and has linked to the game from its Election Site. Formed two years ago by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor to reverse Americans' declining civics knowledge and participation, iCivics.org prepares young Americans to become knowledgeable, engaged 21st century citizens by creating free and innovative education materials.

    "Play the Election provides both historic and current information to help educate and engage students in understanding the unique Presidential electoral process in the United States," says Jeff Curley, Deputy Director of iCivics.org. "This interactive learning game will enable students to challenge themselves and other students to gain a deeper understanding of a very complicated process."

    iSidewith.com is providing an additional game, "What Candidate Do You Side With?" as a resource on the Play the Election site. iSideWith, utilized by more than 3 million people, was designed to help educate users by providing an accurate and updated breakdown of how they align with the candidates on a variety of issues. 

    The My Voice National Student Mock Election has endorsed "Play the Election" and Rand McNally will become a curriculum sponsor, providing direct access to "Play the Election" from the National Mock Election website. The My Voice National Student Mock Election, supported by the Pearson Foundation, aims to help teachers motivate, engage and reward students through hands-on, interactive experiences that involve students in their own learning.

    "Students are a vital part of our electoral process, and we want them to learn about the importance of their vote.  Play the Election is a great tool to help children understand the process, and what impacts the outcome," says Adam Ray of the My Voice National Student Mock Election.  "The additional teacher resources make it easy for teachers to integrate the program into their curriculum plan."

    Rand McNally has established several other marketing partnerships with student-facing organizations, such as Channel One News and Rock the Vote.

    Channel One News, the leading television news network for teens nationwide, has included a link to the game in their OneVote election center.   Rock the Vote, the organization founded more than 20 years ago to encourage young people to vote and be heard, will include "Play the Election" in its teacher resources as part of the organization's Democracy Day.

    "The endorsements and marketing partnerships from premier organizations in the educational and election arena are testament to the unique and powerful use of technology provided by Rand McNally's "Play the Election" digital learning game, and its ability to engage kids in the election process," said Dave Muscatel, CEO of Rand McNally.

    And, as America prepares to elect its President, Rand McNally and USA TODAY Education invite students in the 7-12th grades to tell our President what's on their minds via Rand McNally's "Dear Mr. President" essay contest, running from August 15 through November 27, 2012.

    "Play the Election" Digital Learning Game
    "Play the Election" is an engaging community driven experience that helps students learn about the election process through a series of interactive games and competition. Students predict the election winners for each state on an interactive election map, and compare their predictions to their class and the country to see where they rank. The program also includes eleven digital mini-games that delve deeper into influential and battleground states, like Ohio and Florida. 

    An accompanying online teacher resource center includes lesson plans based on the Common Core Standards making it easy to integrate the games and activities into the classroom.

    "Play the Election" and more detailed information and complete contest rules for "Dear Mr. President" are available at www.randmcnally.com/dearmrpresident.

    About Rand McNallyRand McNally is the most trusted source for maps, directions, and travel content.  Rand McNally's products and services include: Road travel review site  bestoftheroad.com; Interactive travel referral service, tripology.com; America's #1 Road Atlas; and TripMaker® RVND™ GPS for RVers; IntelliRoute® truck routing software and navigation devices; TruckPC and the TND™ 760 Fleet Edition mobile communication solutions for the transportation industry; and the leading geography-based educational resources for the classroom.  Consumers, businesses, truckers, and educators depend upon Rand McNally to help navigate today's world. randmcnally.com

    Rand McNally, IntelliRoute, and Best of the Road are registered trademarks and RVND and TND are trademarks of RM Acquisition, LLC d/b/a Rand McNally.  All other trademarks are registered to their respective owners.

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  • 09/13/12--15:44: Akamai Acquires FastSoft
  • CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), announced today that it has acquired FastSoft Inc., a provider of content acceleration software, in a cash transaction.  The acquisition is expected to complement Akamai's cloud infrastructure solutions with technology for optimizing the throughput of video – and other digital content – across IP networks.

    (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100225/AKAMAILOGO )

    FastSoft was launched in 2006 to commercialize network optimization technology.  FastSoft's patented FastTCP algorithms improve Transmission Control Protocol (TCP), adding intelligence designed to increase the speed of dynamic page views and file transfer downloads while reducing the effects of network latency and packet loss.  FastSoft's unique technology has helped improve website and web application performance across the first and last miles, as well as through the cloud, without requiring client software or browser plug-ins.

    Combining FastSoft with Akamai's existing network protocols is expected to help enable Akamai to optimize server capacity, deliver higher throughput for video, and bring greater efficiency to its global platform.

    "FastSoft has developed unique acceleration software that is expected to be a strong complement to Akamai," said Bill Wheaton, senior vice president and general manager, Media Division at Akamai.  "Their development team possesses extensive experience in advanced TCP technology that we believe can enhance the delivery of rich media, as well as support future initiatives in the areas of mobile applications and cloud performance."

    "Our content acceleration technology is used by some of the largest companies on the Internet," said Ed Snyder, CEO of FastSoft.  "We are excited to join forces with Akamai in helping to make the Internet as fast as possible."

    The FastSoft team will be integrated into Akamai's engineering group, establishing a Center of Excellence in Pasadena, California around network protocols and optimization technology.  The acquisition is not expected to have a material impact on Akamai's financials.

    About Akamai

    Akamai® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere.  At the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise.  Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud.  To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

    The release contains information about future expectations, plans and prospects of Akamai's management that constitute forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements about expected benefits to Akamai from the acquisition. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors including, but not limited to, inability to successfully integrate the technology of FastSoft or to develop products based on the technology and other factors that are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents periodically filed with the SEC.

    Contacts:

    Jeff Young

    Media Relations

    617-444-3913

    jyoung@akamai.com

    --or--

    Natalie Temple

    Investor Relations

    617-444-3635

    ntemple@akamai.com

    SOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.


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    MATAWAN, N.J., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- iCIMS, a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition software solutions for growing businesses, announced today that the company will be hosting an HR Executive Luncheon at the Crowne Plaza of Denver on Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will include presentations and networking opportunities that will focus on the theme of "The Future of Recruiting in the Age of Social Media and a More Mobile Workforce."

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    The event, which is being sponsored by iCIMS' partners DirectEmployers, Orange Tree Screening, and Chequed, will begin with a presentation by iCIMS' Chief Marketing Officer, Susan Vitale. During her session, Vitale will focus on the future of sourcing, recruitment, and CRM; placing an emphasis on what the HR marketplace will look like in the coming years for applicants, hiring managers, and HR professionals. Following Vitale, Orange Tree Screening and Chequed will provide informational sessions about prominent recruitment trends and topics. Stephen Mihalik, Chief Revenue Officer, Orange Tree, will speak about the impact that social media outlets are having on the applicant screening process. After Mihalik, Maria Dunbar, Regional Sales Manager, Chequed, will provide information around how organizations can build their recruitment brand while expanding their network. In addition to the recruitment focused presentations, all HR executives will be invited to participate in a networking session during the lunch portion of the event.

    "Technology within the HR market space is progressing at an increasingly fast rate, and this is best exemplified by the rapid adoption of social media and mobile elements in connecting with prospective new hires," said Vitale. "With more accessible social tools and mobile devices being leveraged than ever before, I am looking forward to discussing the impact they have had on the industry so far and exploring what the future will hold for them in recruiting as well."

    "I believe creating a dialogue around trends in HR strategies is fundamental in leading the way in the war for top talent, especially as changes are constantly taking place in the world of recruitment," said Stephen Mihalik, Chief Revenue Officer, Orange Tree. "I am excited to have the opportunity to sponsor an event that will highlight what is coming next for the industry and will help HR executives to evolve their recruitment tactics to best achieve their goals."

    HR executives interested in attending the complimentary executive luncheon can register here.

    About iCIMS, Inc.:

    iCIMS, a leading provider of innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) talent acquisition solutions, is an Inc. 500 and Software Satisfaction honoree focused on solving corporate business issues through the implementation of easy-to-use, scalable solutions that are backed by award-winning customer service. iCIMS' Talent Platform, the industry's premier candidate management solution, enables organizations to manage their entire talent acquisition lifecycle from sourcing, to recruiting, to onboarding all within a single web-based application. With more than 1,200 clients worldwide, iCIMS is one of the largest and fastest-growing talent acquisition system providers with offices in North America, UK, and China. To learn more about how iCIMS can help your organization, visit http://www.icims.com or view a free online demo of the iCIMS Talent Platform.

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    Media Contact:  
    Catherine Titta  
    iCIMS, Inc.  
    800-889-4422  
    catherine.titta@icims.com

    SOURCE iCIMS


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    DUBLIN, September 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

    To mark Lincor Solutions' increased presence in Asia Pacific, they will be unveiling their latest point of care touch screen computing solution at their booth (#406) during the annual HIMMS conference and exhibition - held this year in Singapore.

    This next generation patient terminal features industry-first multi-touch gesture control, a 5 Megapixel camera for remote patient monitoring, enhanced video calling, seamless RFID connectivity for secure staff access to Hospital information Services, rich Multimedia services for Patient entertainment and an innovative Patient Portal application.

    "With customers and partners in over 20 countries, Lincor's technology delivers efficiency gains, improved patient outcomes, cost savings and risk reductions in over 100 hospitals," explains John Logan, Business Development Manager Asia Pacific, Lincor Solutions. "We already work with two leading private hospitals in Hong Kong - St Teresa's Hospital, and St Paul's Hospital - our flagship reference site in Asia. We are planning to build on this experience and significantly expand our presence in the region. Central to our plans is the expansion of our partner network in the region and I look forward to meeting potential partners during the HIMSS conference."

    NOTES TO EDITOR

    About Lincor Solutions

    Founded in 2003, Lincor Solutions (http://www.lincor.com) produces MEDIVista - its patented point-of-care computing and communications platform for hospitals. MEDIVista is a fully digital solution providing secure integrated access to clinical applications (such as Electronic Patient Records and XRay images) and hospital administrative systems (such as bed management and catering) as well as a suite of entertainment services for patients across Internet, TV and Telephone.  Lincor has the largest installed base of its type worldwide with in excess of 23,000 systems installed in over 100 hospitals worldwide.

    About HIMSS AsiaPac 12

    The HIMSS AsiaPac conference and exhibition is organised by The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) - the leading global professional member organisation exclusively focused on promoting the optimal use of healthcare information technology. HIMMS AsiaPac 12 is being held at the Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore from 17th-19th September. For more information see http://www.himssasiapac.org/12/

    For more Information contact
    Andy Ellwood
    Marketing Manager
    Lincor Solutions
    Email: andy.ellwood@lincor.com
    Tel: +353-1-489-3696


    SOURCE Lincor Solutions Limited


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    FARMINGTON, Conn., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There are over 5.6 billion cell phones active in the world today, but LTE subscriptions will make up less than 1% (.8%) of all mobile phone subscriptions by year-end 2012. The availability of LTE on the iPhone 5, as well as other factors, will push LTE adoption to grow to almost 10 percent of global mobile subscriptions by 2017 according to new market research available from GII.

    (Logo:  http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120913/CG74310)

    Although LTE subscription penetration in the Asia-Pacific region will remain lower than the global average, two countries in the region - Japan and South Korea - are leaders in LTE adoption, surpassed only by the US in current and expected new subscriptions in the next three years. By 2017 China and Indonesia will be important growth markets. Latin America will also continue to show lower LTE penetration than the global average. We expect almost 7% of mobile subscriptions in Brazil to be LTE by 2017, making the regional giant an important driver of global growth in LTE, despite lower than average adoption.

    For an executive summary, to read a full table of contents, or to request a free sample of the full document, please visit http://www.giiresearch.com/report/pr248749-global-lte-subscriptions-reach-802m-by-research.html

    Understanding user behavior with smartphones is harder than ever

    How much data are users generating, over which networks? Which apps are generating data and how does the quantity of that data vary between Wi-Fi and cellular networks? Who are the consumers who do not use cellular data on their handset? Are OTT apps cannibalizing core voice and messaging spend for these customers? Are non-data-using consumers worth investing in? How can they be encouraged to use data? Who are the heaviest smartphone users? What role do handset types and Wi-Fi have to play in the volume of traffic? How do consumers use Wi-Fi hotspots with their smartphone? What type of hotspots do they use, and how many hotspots? How does usage behavior change when consumers are abroad and which customers are operators capturing/losing?

    These questions and more plague mobile service providers, network managers, IT departments, public hotspot owners, app developers, and the whole host of businesses that provide data-driven services to users. This new market research report aims to clear up some of those questions with hard data. Analysys Mason used on-device trackers to gather device usage data from a panel of consumer smartphone users in France, Germany, Spain, the UK and the USA during August and September 2011. In this Report, they describe how consumers use their smartphones and the impact that this has on cellular data traffic, as well as Wi-Fi connectivity.

    For an executive summary, to read a full table of contents, or to request a free sample of the full document, please visit http://www.giiresearch.com/report/an245558-consumer-smartphone-usage-data-traffic-network.html

    About Global Information Inc. Global Information (GII) (http://www.giiresearch.com) is an information service company partnering with over 300 research companies around the world. Global Information has been in the business of distributing technical and market research for more than 25 years. Expanded from its original headquarters in Japan, Global Information now has offices in Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Europe and the United States.

    Media Contact: Jeremy Palaia Global Information, Inc., 1-860-674-8796, Press@gii.co.jp

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    SOURCE Global Information Inc.


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