AsiaNet Daily Summary - Press Releases for Wednesday, October 11, 2006

General Press Releases Wednesday October 11, 2006 17:57
NEW YORK - Thunderhead, the leading provider of enterprise communications
technology, announced the appointments of Neal Keene as Vice President of
Industry Solutions and Rodney Frye as Vice President of North American Sales.
CORK, Ireland - Firecomms Ltd., a leading compound semiconductor company
that develops high-speed light sources in visible range wavelengths, announced
that its RCLED-based 650 nm Fast Ethernet FOT (fiber optic transceiver) is the
light source chosen by Netopia for its next-generation high-performance MiAVo
residential gateway to deliver bandwidth-intensive, QoS-reliant services such
as IPTV, video and VoIP over plastic optical fiber.
PARIS and SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Sequans Communications (Sequans), a leading
supplier of silicon and software WiMAX chips and VeriSilicon Holdings Co., Ltd.
(VeriSilicon), a leading world class ASIC design foundry and semiconductor IP
provider, announced that Sequans Communications has licensed the ZSP540 core
for its mobile IEEE 802.16e WiMAX silicon products.
TOKYO - In a ceremony at Soka University on October 7, Daisaku Ikeda,
president of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) lay Buddhist organization, was
awarded an honorary professorship from Beijing Normal University, bringing to
200 the number of honorary doctorates, professorships and equivalent honors
given in recognition of his efforts to promote peace through dialogue, citizen
diplomacy and cross-cultural exchange.
HONG KONG and LONDON - FTSE Xinhua Index (FXI), the leading China index
provider set up by global index provider FTSE Group and China market specialist
Xinhua Finance, is the subject of a legal challenge by SSE INFONET with regards
to its right to maintain calculation of its suite of real time indexes for the
China market.
FARMINGTON, Conn. - Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies
Corp., won the 2006 "Korea Green Management Excellence Award" for its
energy-efficient Gen2 machine-roomless elevator.
VIENNA, Va. - SunRocket, one of the nation's fastest-growing Internet phone
service providers, announced that it has shattered the price floor for calling
rates to India by offering an unprecedented value proposition for U.S.
consumers: 8 cents a minute for all calls to India, including those placed to
mobile phones.
AMSTERDAM - Symbol Technologies, Inc., The Enterprise Mobility Company,
introduced a new wearable mobile computer and scanner system for
high-performance computing in extreme environments.
TORONTO - Linda Hohol, President of TSX Venture Exchange and Kevan Cowan,
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX
Venture Exchange, will host a series of meetings and speaking engagements in
Australia in mid-October.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Fannie Mae will redeem the principal amount of securities
issues amounting to a total of US$50 million on Oct 21, 2021, at a redemption
price equal to 100 per cent of the principal amount redeemed plus accrued
SYDNEY and NEW YORK - The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
announced that a connection to its Deriv/SERV over-the-counter derivatives
matching and confirmation service is now available on SWIFTNet, SWIFT's
Internet Protocol messaging platform.
HONG KONG - Radian Group Inc., a global credit risk management company,
announced that its subsidiary, Radian Insurance Inc., received authorization to
conduct insurance business in and from Hong Kong.
ATLANTA, GA. - Officials of Portman Holdings announced that it is well along
on developments in China, India and Korea in tandem with its U.S. activities,
and is in discussions about future projects in the Middle East.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that
e-Passport readers are now in place and processing holders of e-Passports at
additional airports, including New York JFK International Airport, Los Angeles
International Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport and Newark
Liberty International Airport.
CHUR, Switzerland - Chur's University of Applied Sciences offers five
federally approved and internationally recognized Bachelor programs, including
the Bachelor of Science in Tourism degree program.
CHICAGO - Ocean Tomo Auctions, LLC announced six unique and exceptional Jimi
Hendrix lots to be featured in The Ocean Tomo Fall 2006 Live Intellectual
Property Auction on October 26, 2006 at Capitale in New York City.
HONG KONG - Chinese lawyer Libin Zhang has joined Baker Botts as a partner
in its expanding China presence. Prior to joining Baker Botts, Zhang was legal
counsel at ABB (China) Limited.
SYDNEY - BankServ announced that it has applied to become a member of the
SWIFT banking network, making the San Francisco-based financial technology firm
the first accredited SWIFT Service Bureau to join the network as a corporate
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