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STARLIMS Technologies Ltd.
World-leading Bio-banking Repository Selects STARLIMS
HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- STARLIMS Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq:LIMS), a leading provider of laboratory information management systems (LIMS), today announced that its STARLIMS Version 10 software was selected in September 2007 by Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR). The entirely web-based STARLIMS system will enable hundreds of research sites to obtain bio-banking data in real time, using a standard web browser.
Power Integrations, Inc.
Power Integrations Announces Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Financial Results
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI) today announced financial results for the quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2007. The company's net revenues for the fourth quarter were $52.7 million, up six percent compared to $49.8 million in the prior quarter, and a 28 percent increase compared to $41.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2006. For the full year, net revenues totaled $191.0 million, an increase of 18 percent compared to $162.4 million in 2006.
Alphatec Holdings, Inc.
Alphatec Holdings, Inc. Acquires An Exclusive Worldwide License for Innovative Dynamic Anterior Cervical Plate Technology
CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Alphatec Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATEC), a medical technology company focused on the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of products for the surgical treatment of spinal disorders, announced that the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Alphatec Spine, Inc. ("Alphatec Spine"), and Progressive Spinal Technologies LP., ("Progressive") entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement that provides Alphatec Spine the right to commercialize Progressive's dynamic anterior cervical plate technologies. The technologies incorporate a unique self ratcheting mechanism that enables the dynamic anterior cervical plate to allow for axial settling in order to increase load sharing with the graft and thereby improve fusion rates. Similar to Alphatec's TRESTLE(tm) anterior cervical plate, the new dynamic plate combines a large window that enables graft site and end plate visualization with a slender profile for an aesthetic and anatomical union. Progressive, which was formed in early 2006, specializes in spinal implants and technologies for the orthopedics industry.
Crown Castle International Corp.
Crown Castle International Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Results
HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) today reported results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2007. On January 12, 2007, Global Signal Inc. merged into a subsidiary of Crown Castle ("Merger"). The results of the former subsidiaries of Global Signal Inc. ("Global Signal") are included in the results from January 12, 2007. These 2007 results are compared to (i) pre-Merger historical results of Crown Castle for prior fiscal periods and (ii) selected pro forma results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2006, assuming the Merger was completed on January 1, 2006.
Education Realty Trust, Inc.
Education Realty Trust Terminates Lease With Place Properties, Inc.
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Feb. 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR) today announced that it has negotiated an early termination of the lease with Place Properties, Inc. ("Place") for the portfolio of 13 properties owned by EDR. Place has leased the properties from the Company since January 2006. As a result of Place's action, Allen & O'Hara Education Services, Inc., the property management subsidiary of EDR, began managing the properties on February 1, 2008.
Power Integrations, Inc.
Power Integrations Acquires Potentia Semiconductor
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI), the leader in high-voltage analog integrated circuits for power conversion, today announced that it has acquired Potentia Semiconductor, a developer of innovative controller chips for high-power AC-DC power supplies. Potentia's engineering team, based in Ottawa, Canada, will form the core of a new analog design group for Power Integrations focused primarily on high-power applications.
Hot Topic, Inc.
Hot Topic, Inc. Reports January Comp Store Sales Down 3.6 Percent; Reduces Number of Planned Store Projects
CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Feb. 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Hot Topic, Inc. (Nasdaq:HOTT) today announced the sales results for its fiscal month of January as well as its fourth quarter and fiscal year (four weeks, thirteen weeks and fifty-two weeks, respectively, ended February 2, 2008). A summary of the sales results by division (including internet) is as follows:
FactSet Research Systems Inc.
FactSet Research Systems Declares Dividend
NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS), a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, today announced that its Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly dividend of $0.12 per share. The cash dividend will be paid on March 18, 2008 to holders of record of FactSet's common stock on February 29, 2008.