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Concentration of Production to Pergo's Plant in Trelleborg
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 22, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- In compliance with the Swedish Co-determination Act, Pergo has decided to begin negotiations with the unions regarding concentration of production of premium products for the European market to the plant in Trelleborg. Approximately 120 persons at Pergo's Swedish units will be made redundant as a consequence of this decision. Pergo intends to transfer production from Perstorp to Trelleborg, while certain new investments also will be made in Trelleborg.
CDMA Development Group
CDMA2000 Continues to Lead in 3G Handset Selection and Enhanced Functionality
ATLANTA, March 22, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The CDMA Development Group (CDG) (www.cdg.org) reported that there are nearly 500 3G CDMA2000(r) devices, including handsets, PDAs and modem cards, on the market today. More than 40 vendors offer CDMA2000 models that feature a broad range of advanced functionalities, such as built-in mega-pixel still and video cameras, MEG-4 video players, GPS and high-resolution color screens.
Association for Women in Technology, Southern California (AWT)
Association for Women in Technology Honors Local Industry Professionals as 'Woman of the Month'
IRVINE, Calif., March 22, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Association for Women in Technology, Southern California (AWT), today announced its Woman of the Month recipients for the months of November 2003 through March 2004. Recipients for the respective months include Linda Hummel, Sun Microsystems; Christine Bock, Bock Communications, Inc.; Donna Holt, HelpDeskXlence; Sylvie Lawrence, Sylvie Lawrence Bookkeeping Services; and Joanne Smith, Ballantyne, Inc. Individuals were recognized by AWT for their leadership roles within the organization and in the community, as well as empowering women to be successful in technology fields.
Bitfone Continues Expansion Through Partnership with WDS Global
ATLANTA, March 22, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Bitfone Corporation (www.bitfone.com), the company that pioneered firmware update technology over-the-air (OTA) for mobile phones, today announced that the company has partnered with WDS Global to integrate Bitfone's mProve(tm) 3.1 into WDS Global's Service Framework. Bitfone and WDS Global have teamed up to provide a complete solution for wireless carriers to configure user settings and update handset software over the air. Bitfone and WDS Global will jointly demonstrate the integrated solution at CTIA Wireless, March 22-24 in Atlanta in booth 3424, hall B4.
Emulex HBAs and Embedded Storage Switches Help Fujitsu Establish New Performance Record in SPC-1 Benchmark Test
COSTA MESA, Calif., March 22, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Emulex Corporation (NYSE:ELX), the market leader in Fibre Channel host bus adapters (HBAs) and a leading supplier of intelligent building blocks for next generation storage networking systems, today announced that Fujitsu's ETERNUS 6000 Model 800 Storage System, which uses Emulex's HBA and Embedded Storage Switch products, had achieved a new performance record in recently released benchmark test results from the Storage Performance Council (SPC). The new record SPC-1 IOPS(tm) rate for ETERNUS 6000 model 800 follows a previous record setting SPC-1 benchmark performance by Fujitsu's mid-range enterprise solution, announced in September of 2003, which also employed an Emulex InSpeed(tm)-based switched back end architecture and its LightPulse(tm) Fibre Channel HBAs.