SAN JOSE, CA – Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Domestic consumption of semiconductors in China now represents at least 40% of total integrated circuit (IC) consumption in China, according to a comprehensive analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers of Chinese and other published statistics on the subject. The report states that total semiconductor sales destined for domestic end-users in the Chinese market totaled $16.8 billion in 2004, the most recent year for which data are available.
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| From: SOAR Consulting, Inc.
SAN DIEGO, CA – Jan. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Soar Consulting, Inc., America’s fastest growing recruitment firm specializing in the placement of transitioning military members into civilian careers, recently announced their second consecutive year of triple digit growth.
| From: Cognitive Technologies, Inc.
ATLANTA, GA – Dec. 28 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cognitive Technologies Group, providing people-focused project management services since 1987, and Implementation Services for Information Systems, specialists in making technologies work together, announce their merger as Cognitive Technologies, Inc. The new organization will have increased flexibility to offer end-to-end professional services at the exact level a customer requires.
| From: Revere Industries, LLC
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Dec. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A. Elliott Archer, President and CEO of Revere Industries, LLC, announced today that the company has combined selected operations of four of the companies of Charter Oak Capital Partners into a single entity, which will operate as Revere Industries, LLC. The expanded company, financed through CIBC World Markets Corp., includes Metal Powder Products, Ross Aluminum, Revere Aluminum, and selected operating facilities of Titan Plastics Group.
| From: City Network Inc
TAIPEI, Taiwan – Dec. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — City Network, Inc. (Amex: CSN), a company that designs, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive line of broadband and wireless Internet access solutions and consumer electronic products, announced that it will be revising its financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004 and amending and restating its annual report on Form 10-KSB on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
| From: ACSIA Partners LLC
KIRKLAND, WA – Dec. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s most experienced long-term care insurance brokerage, announced the results of a recruiting campaign launched in September: 65 new Partners enrolled to date. ‘We’re delighted,’ says Cameron Truesdell, CEO, ‘but we won’t be satisfied until we have 300 of the best of the best.’ Known in the industry as LTCFP or ‘The Partners,’ the brokerage now includes 151 independent agents nationwide.
| From: Corporate Resolutions Inc.
NEW YORK, NY – Dec. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Corporate Resolutions Inc. (CRI), a New York City firm that conducts background checks and corporate investigations, announces the launch of its Ethics Hotline – a vehicle for private companies to allow their employees to anonymously and confidentially report suspicions of fraud, sexual harassment, misappropriation of funds or unethical business practices.
| From: SSB Technologies + The BART Group
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SSB Technologies, Inc. (SSB) today announced that it hired the principals of the BART Group of McLean, Virginia. SSB will change its name to SSB + BART Group and operate in both Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. ‘This combination combines the strengths of both organizations and extends the company’s leadership role in IT accessibility. The national presence of SSB + BART Group and extensive work in public and private sector markets ensures our customers receive a full lifecycle accessibility solution,’ said SSB founder and Managing Director Timothy Springer.
| From: Web Mystery Shoppers International Inc.
EDMONTON, AB – Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Gift cards are becoming a holiday gift of choice, and retailers are finally making it easy to buy them online. A study of nine leading websites by Web Mystery Shoppers International Inc. has found big improvements over the past two years for people wanting to buy gift certificates online
| From: Pinnacle Forum America
CHICAGO, IL – Nov. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Corporate CEOs frequently depend on insights from a source outside themselves when making critical decisions. Seventy-two percent of 175 CEOs responding to a research study say they receive special insights into decision making that comes from the Holy Spirit. This is just one of several observations made by researcher Merrill Oster about his fellow CEOs, according to Pinnacle Forum America.
| From: Forefront Economics Inc.
BEAVERTON, OR – Nov. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Forefront Economics Inc., publisher of the Housing Construction Trends Report, released their analysis of trends in residential units permitted for construction through October today. ‘Pockets of weakness observed last month in the underlying trend in housing units permitted for construction have spread to now include several areas,’ said Mark Thompson, President of Forefront Economics Inc.
| From: The Nurture Center, LLC
LAFAYETTE, CA – Nov. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Nurture Center, founded by two local moms to bring resources and unique products to expecting and new moms in the East Bay Area of San Francisco, will celebrate its five-year anniversary in December, 2005.
Ponte Vedra Firm Launches New Product For Investors – Financial Investors Get New Tool for Buy/Sell Decisions
| From: Hottinger Capital Consulting
JACKSONVILLE, FL – Nov. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hottinger Capital Consulting, Ltd., a financial information firm chartered in 1988, announced today that it has just released Version 3.3 of HottingerSignals E-Zone System. The version 3.3 upgrade adds historical charts, a feature designed to increase the utility of the system.
| From: Arclinea Boston
BOSTON, MA – Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Arclinea Boston received the Gold Award for Best Remodeling of a Kitchen Over $100,000 at the 2005 Builders Association of Greater Boston PRISM Awards, held on Thursday, October 27, at the Park Plaza Hotel. The kitchen – known as the ‘Arlington Chef’s Dream Kitchen’ – was designed by Arclinea Boston project manager Mercedes Farrando in collaboration with the Arlington-based architecture firm Feinmann Inc.
| From: Insight Research Corporation
BOONTON, NJ – Nov. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The global market for wireless operations support systems (OSSes) – the IT infrastructure that performs customer care, provisioning, and management functions in wireless networks – will exceed $13 billion in 2005, says a new research study by Insight Research. Wireless network operators are investing in new software and hardware to support new data services and an explosion of wireless customers worldwide.
NRG Resources, Inc. Acquires Real Estate in Victorville California to Build Bio Diesel and Synthetic Fuel Plant
| From: NRG Resources, Inc.
SANTA ANA, CA – Nov. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NRG Resources, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: NRRI), an independent oil and oil products company, today reported that it has completed a strategic acquisition of approximately 3.8 acres of real property in Victorville, California, with the objective of building a bio-diesel and synthetic fuel blending facility.
| From: Martronics Corporation
SALKUM, WA – Nov. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Martronics Corporation today announced the launch of their revolutionary new Glass Etching Kit that lets anyone permanently etch their artwork or designs on glass using their own computer, Martronics new Dura-Film Stencils, and an inexpensive U.V. stencil maker.
| From: American Finance Corp.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — American Finance Corp. announces that it has finalized its agreement with Grifco International (Pink Sheets: GFCI) on Global Oil Tools’ outstanding liabilities totaling approximately $800,000.00 USD.
| From: Smart Lid Systems
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – Nov. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Smart Lid Systems’ color changing disposable beverage lid has just been awarded third place in the leading category of ‘Consumer Convenience – Beverage Packaging,’ at the fourth annual QSR Magazine-Foodservice & Packaging Institute awards competition in Colorado.
Linus Inc. Selects M2SYS Fingerprint System for Rapid Integration into Mission Critical Point of Sale Software Solutions
| From: M2SYS Technology
ATLANTA, GA – Oct. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an innovator in biometric technology research and development, today announced that it has executed a long-term partnership agreement with Linus, Inc. to integrate and support the sale of its patent-pending fingerprint recognition solution called Bio-Plugin(TM) and its M2-S(TM) fingerprint reader. The technology will be added to Linus’ RCOMX solution suite which includes Point of Sale (POS) applications for fine-dining restaurants, quick-service restaurants, online ordering, and supermarkets.
| From: Management Dynamics, Inc.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Management Dynamics, a leading provider of global trade management solutions, today announced that it has acquired NextLinx Corporation, the pioneering developer of international trade compliance technology and content. The acquisition combines the strengths of both organizations to offer a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise software and on-demand services, powered by industry-leading content, to plan, optimize and execute global trade operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
| From: Digitalmedix
DENVER, CO – Oct. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Digitalmedix, Data Recovery and Computer Forensics, today announced the strategic acquisition of Colorado Computer Forensics. Additionally, John Davis is named as the Director of Forensic Services to lead the Digitalmedix forensics team.
| From: Respondus, Inc.
REDMOND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Respondus, Inc. announced today that brandon-hall.com has presented the company with a Gold Excellence in E-Learning Award for Innovative Technology. The award recognizes StudyMate(R), an authoring tool that allows users to create ten Flash-based activities and e-learning games using three simple templates.
Athlon Interactive Adventures Launches New Online Team Building Game Where the Action and Thrills Take Place in Real Life
| From: Athlon Interactive Adventures LLC
LAS VEGAS, NV – Oct. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Athlon Interactive Adventures launched The Corporate Team Builder today, offering a solution for small to medium sized businesses that need team building, but can’t afford the high costs of traditional options.
Peeing Standing Up to Become Lucrative Business – New Novelty Product Raising Eyes and Profits for UK Exporter
| From: JOE Product Promotions
LONDON, UK – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already widely distributed in Canada, Australia, and Europe, JOE Product Promotions has announced the arrival of a portable and disposable peeing device for women, called the P-Mate(TM), is set to make its debut in the United States
| From: Turan Petroleum, Inc.
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Oct. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Turan Petroleum, Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: TURP / TURP.pk), an independent oil and gas exploration company, today announced that it has retained the law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP to provide legal services and advice related to Turan Petroleum’s operations. Turan Petroleum has also engaged a Canadian geological consulting firm, LIB Consultants, Ltd, and a Kazakhstan based geological consulting firm, TOO KazMunai GeoServices, (engaged directly by TOO Turan EnerPetroleum, Turan Petroleum’s wholly owned Kazakstan based subsidiary) to assist with ongoing analysis of existing geological studies, assure government compliance and provide for timely satisfaction of reporting requirements.
PC Kidz LLC a Tyler, Texas Based Children’s Computer Education Company Announces the Sale of its Fourth Franchise in North Texas
| From: PC Kidz LLC
TYLER, TX – Oct. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Charlene and David Kaase of Grapevine, TX will be the managing owners of PC Kidz Denton and Wise Counties, the fourth company franchise in Texas. The new franchise will continue to serve both Denton and Wise counties located in Texas by offering computer education classes to preschool and school age children through public and private preschools, as well as through early education programs.
| From: PROTEX International Corp.
BOHEMIA, NY – Oct. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protex International Corp. announced today that they are one of the first U.S. companies to respond to the European Union mandate for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) by initiating a rapid resolution for environmental safety and protection
City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency and HENAAC Partner to Develop Professional Internship Program
| From: HENAAC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On October 3, 2005, HENAAC and the City of Los Angeles Information Technology Agency (ITA) signed an important Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) which would allow HENAAC to support the development of a professional internship program, increase educational and professional development opportunities and assist ITA in meeting its workforce development objectives. The MOA was signed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and HENAAC Chair and CEO Raymond Mellado.
Sharrow Group Combines with Robichaud Associates to Give Homebuilders New Merger and Acquisition Support
| From: The Sharrow Group
ROCHESTER, NY – Oct. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharrow Group, with its broad-based solutions for improving homebuilder performance, and Robichaud Associates, with its proven expertise in planning and implementing M & A strategies, are merging to deliver comprehensive, timely value to homebuilders.
| From: Daniel Gibbings Jewellery
MONTECITO, Calif. – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Santa Barbara visitors and locals can take an inside look at the art of fine jewelry production from raw material to handcrafted finish when designer Daniel Gibbings opens his newest studio and showroom. Customers will have a chance to watch the artist’s work in progress and purchase finished product directly from the surrounding showroom where his signature pieces, evoking the richness and opulence of Byzantine cultures and Medieval worlds, are on display.
First American Makes Equity Investment in ComplianceEase – Industry-Leading Technology Providers Partner to Offer Essential Bundled Solutions
| From: ComplianceEase
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Oct. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ComplianceEase(R), a premier provider of automated compliance and risk management solutions to the financial services industry, today announced that it has received an equity investment from First American Real Estate Solutions (RES(R)), the nation’s largest provider of advanced property and ownership information, analytics and services.
City Network, Inc. Announces Revised Financial Results for The Fiscal Quarters Ended March 31, 2005 And June 30, 2005
| From: City Network Inc
TAIPEI, Taiwan – September 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — City Network, Inc. (Amex: CSN), a company that designs, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive line of broadband and wireless Internet access solutions and consumer electronic products, announced that it will be revising its financial statements for the fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2005 and June 30, 2005 and amending and restating its quarterly reports on Form 10-QSB on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission for each of such quarters.
| From: Rowe Pottery Works
CAMBRIDGE, WI – September 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Rowe Pottery Works of Cambridge, Wis., has unveiled its 2005 Limited Edition Collection during a special ceremony at the Rowe Pottery Works company store in Cambridge. The three-piece collection includes the Gioioso Bowl, Abbondonza Pitcher and the Sterlizia Vase. Each piece of the Limited Edition will be numbered. As an added bonus, members of the design team will also sign the first 100 sets.
Marinello Schools of Beauty hosts their Second Annual International Beauty School Student Hair Competition
| From: Marinello Schools of Beauty
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marinello Schools of Beauty, the proven leader in beauty education and training since 1905, is proud to host the Takayama Schools of Beauty Team from Tokyo, Japan, for the ‘Second Annual International Beauty School Student Hair Competition.’ The event will be held on Saturday, October 1st at the recently renovated, state-of-the-art Marinello campus located in the Puente Hills Mall at 1600 Azusa Avenue, #244, City of Industry, Calif.
| From: Sports-Stuff.com Inc.
SEATTLE, Wash. – September 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sports-Stuff.com Inc. (OTC Pink Sheets: SSUF) is pleased to announce its new president, Mr. Kevin Day, effective immediately. A complete management team is being assembled and will be announced over the coming weeks.
GeckoSystems, Inc. Introduces the CareBot(TM) 3.4 Mobile Service Robot for Eldercare, Childcare and Home Security
| From: GeckoSystems, Inc.
ATLANTA, GA – Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — GeckoSystems, Inc., a leading developer of mobile robot solutions based in Conyers, Georgia, today announced the launch of the CareBot(TM) MSR 3.4, a revolutionary servant class personal robot designed specifically for eldercare, childcare and home security.
| From: Ten Thousand Villages
AKRON, PA – Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ten Thousand Villages, based in Akron, Pa., launched a new e-commerce Web site at Tenthousandvillages.com, August 22. The new site features online shopping with a unique collection of more than 250 fairly traded gift and home decor items including handcrafted baskets, ceramics, furniture, textiles, musical instruments and jewelry.
Leading Contact Center Solution Providers Transforming Industry – TouchStar Software Acquires Digisoft Computers, Inc.
| From: TouchStar Software
DENVER, Colo. – Sept. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TouchStar Software’s acquisition of New York-based Digisoft Computers, Inc. successfully consummates a formidable contact center solutions enterprise! With these two powerhouses under a single roof, this signifies to the call center industry that they can now experience best-in-class predictive dialer and ACD solutions in tandem with the leading scripting tool available on the market today.
| From: Equinox Corporation
IRVINE, Calif. and GURGAON, India – September 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Equinox, an I-flex company, announces the opening of a new facility in Gurgaon, India in response to manage the existing and future business growth. Spread over 40,000 sq ft the state of art facility will house more than 750 employees and is specifically designed to handle the workflow for offshore processes.