SYDNEY, Oct. 19--AsiaNet/InfoQuest
SANTA CLARA: AKT, an Applied Materials company and the
world's leading supplier of PECVD systems to the flat panel
display industry, announces the new AKT-50K PECVD system for
manufacturing Generation-8 TFT-LCD panels.
SEOUL: Marsh, the world's leading risk and insurance
services firm, is holding its annual marine risks (Protection
and Indemnity P&I) conference in Seoul, Korea. This is the
first time such a forum has been held in Asia - this congress
in the past has been held in London and New York.
WELLINGTON: The New Zealand Press Association, in a dramatic
departure from its traditional role as the national news
agency, has launched its photo and graphics arm, NZPA Images,
to coincide with the start of Auckland Fashion Week.
HOUSTON: PointCross releases IEPS Version 2.0, an Integrated
E&P Solutions suite for the upstream exploration and production
industry. IEPS is built on the Orchestra platform. Since its
initial release as a configurable funnel process, IEPS has
gained rapid adoption at a global super major and at large oil
& gas E&P companies.
CHICAGO: CBOT Holdings, Inc., holding company for the
Chicago Board of Trade, has announced the initial public
offering of 3,191,489 shares of Class A common stock at a price
of US$54.00 per share. The company is selling 2,940,486 shares,
and 251,003 shares will be sold by existing stockholders.
LAS VEGAS: In one of the highest legitimate bids in eBay
history, a collection of Nevada casino chips and tokens - some
from the felt tables of Bugsy Siegel's Las Vegas - has received
an opening offer of US$1 million.
IRVINE: iStor Networks, Inc. and Accusys Inc. have announced
a partnership to create an iSCSI to SATA Raid Array that will
be available in Q4 of 2005. "We recognize the importance of key
partnerships with companies such as Accusys in applying the
newest iSCSI technologies to deliver reliable solutions to the
masses," says Frank Huang, Vice President of Engineering, iStor
HOUSTON: Energy leaders from around the globe will converge
upon Beijing's Kunlun Hotel November 9-10 for Asia's premier
Clean Fuels event: Hart's Clean Technologies Conference.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Results from a study on chronic total
occlusions in the coronary arteries show positive clinical
outcomes in patients treated with the CYPHER Stent compared to
those treated with conventional bare metal stents.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Enhanced Business Reporting Consortium
announced that it has released its first version of a
comprehensive information framework to help companies better
communicate with their investors and other key audiences about
business strategy and current and expected performance.
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Fannie Mae will redeem the principal
amount of MTN securities issues amounting to a total of US$75
million on October 28, 2005 at a redemption price equal to 100
per cent of the principal amount redeemed plus accrued
MILAN: Sorin Group, Europe's largest medical technology
player specialized in the treatment of cardiovascular disease,
has released the complete six-month clinical and angiographic
analysis results from its JUPITER II clinical trial that
confirm Janus strong benefits in terms of safety and efficacy
for patients suffering from coronary artery disease.
TOKYO: Soka Gakkai Vice General Director Minoru Harada and
Vice President Kenji Yoshigo visited the Pakistan Embassy in
Tokyo on October 17 to express condolences for the country's
loss and donate US$30,000 to the President's Relief Fund for
Earthquake Victims for those affected by the devastating
earthquake which hit northeastern Pakistan on October 8.
EAST HARTFORD: Firth Rixson Limited has announced that it
will hold a Grand Opening at its new ring manufacturing
facility, Firth Rixson Aerospace Components (Suzhou) Company,
Ltd., located in Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province,
HEILBRONN: Atmel, a global leader in the development and
fabrication of advanced semiconductor solutions, and Texas
Instruments Incorporated, the leading supplier of digital audio
broadcasting, Digital Radio Mondiale and HD Radio basebands,
have announced that the two companies will support a complete
HD Radio solution with Atmel's T4260 RF Tuner IC and TI's HD
Radio digital baseband, the TMS320DRI350, bringing flexibility
and performance to HD Radio developers worldwide.
PRINCETON, N.J.: BioWa, Inc. has announced that the U.S.
Patent & Trademark Office has granted a new patent covering its
proprietary Potelligent technology. Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co.,
Ltd., the owner of the patents to Potelligent Technology,
granted worldwide exclusive rights to Potelligent Technology to
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