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Owned Entertainment, Inc.
Owned Entertainment Casts World Champion Grappler Dean 'The Boogyman' Lister in Supporting Role in Movie 'Owned'
AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Owned Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has cast Dean "The Boogyman" Lister in a supporting role in the feature film 'Owned.' Mr. Lister comments on the casting, "I am very excited and thankful to James and Stephanie for allowing me to be part of 'Owned' because it is going to give me an opportunity to showcase my skills as an actor. I have to also say that I am very much looking forward to playing a villain in the movie and I am sure that will give me an opportunity to show some deadly moves that I can't display in the octagon. I can't wait!"
Aastrom Biosciences, Inc.
Aastrom Stem Cell Therapy Demonstrates Positive Results in Severe Long Bone Non-Union Fracture Trial
ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTM), a leading regenerative medicine company, today announced final results from a U.S. Phase I/II clinical trial designed to collect safety and efficacy data utilizing Bone Repair Cells (BRCs) in the treatment of severe non-union fractures. In the study, patients with non-union tibia, humerus or femur fractures that had failed to heal after one or more medical procedures showed an overall healing rate of 91% after one year. Final results of the study were presented today by Matthew L. Jimenez, M.D., of the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, during a podium presentation at the Orthopaedic Trauma Association annual meeting in Boston, MA.
DISH Network Corporation
DISH Network Adds Another Channel to Industry's Largest HD Lineup
ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- DISH Network(r), home of the best sports and movies in high definition (HD) as well as the best HD DVR in the industry, announced today the launch of its latest HD channel: NHL Network HD. This addition brings DISH Network's national HD programming lineup to 75 channels -- the most offered by any pay-TV provider in the United States.
Magma Design Automation
Extreme DA and Magma Deliver Statistical Models for New-Generation Timing Sign-off of ICs
SANTA CLARA, Calif. and SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Extreme DA(tm) and Magma(r) Design Automation (Nasdaq:LAVA) announced the availability of the jointly developed statistical library models for analysis and optimization of integrated circuit (IC) designs, enabling the Magma SiliconSmart(r) DFM characterization system to automatically generate models for statistical timing analysis using Extreme DA's GoldTime(tm). Using the cell models produced by SiliconSmart with GoldTime analysis, designers can achieve higher yield and better performance in their 65- and 45-nanometer (nm) ICs.
Intuitive Surgical, Inc.
Intuitive Surgical Announces $156.9 Million Third Quarter Revenue, Up 64%
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq:ISRG), the industry leader in surgical robotics, today reported third quarter 2007 revenue of $156.9 million, increasing 64% from $95.8 million for the third quarter of 2006. Third quarter 2007 revenue growth was driven by continued robotic procedure adoption and higher da Vinci(r) Surgical System sales.
Crown Castle International Corp.
Crown Castle International Announces Third Quarter 2007 Earnings Release and Conference Call Schedule
HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Crown Castle International Corp. (NYSE:CCI) today announced plans to release its third quarter 2007 results on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 after the market closes. In conjunction with the release, Crown Castle has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. eastern time. The conference call may be accessed by dialing 303-262-2193 and asking for the Crown Castle call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time or live over the Internet by logging on to the web at www.crowncastle.com.
Cree Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2008
DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq:CREE), a market-leading innovator of semiconductors that enhance the value of solid-state lighting, power and communications products, today announced revenue of $113.4 million for its fiscal first quarter ended September 23, 2007. This represents a 2% increase compared to the fiscal fourth quarter and a 9% increase compared to revenue of $103.9 million reported one year ago. GAAP net income for the first quarter was $12.7 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to net income of $13.3 million or $0.17 per diluted share for the first quarter of fiscal 2007.
ICU Medical, Inc.
ICU Medical, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- ICU Medical, Inc. (Nasdaq:ICUI), a leading low cost manufacturer of safe medical connectors, custom medical products and critical care devices, today announced results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2007.