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Lendu Holdings Director Shareholding Information
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Lendu Holdings Plc (LSE:LNU) has been advised that Mr. K P Legg, a director, has become beneficially interested in a further 10,000 shares of 5p each, purchased on 27 September 2002 at 50 pence per share.
Volvo Receives Engine Approval from U.S. EPA
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Sept. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Volvo Trucks North America, Inc. (Nasdaq:VOLVY) today announced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given permission for Volvo to manufacture and sell trucks with Volvo's EPA02-compliant VED12 diesel engine after October 1, 2002.
Alera Technologies Makes Its New DVD+R Media Broadly Available in Retail Channels
VAN NUYS, Calif., Sept. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Alera Technologies, developer and manufacturer of Advanced Optical Recording Solutions, announced today the release of its new DVD+R blank recording media. The DVD+R Media supports the broadly playable DVD+R format. In a study published this month by Intellikey Labs of Burbank, CA, DVD+R has the highest playback ranking of all DVD recording formats, with successful playback in 90 percent of DVD players tested. That extrapolates to an installed base of about 31.5 million compatible players. Recordings made with the popular new DVD+R technology can be played back on DVD set top players and standard computer DVD-ROM drives providing video professionals and home users exactly what they need for recording and exchanging their DVD creations.
Vodafone Sverige AB
Vodafone Sweden Applies for Changes to UMTS Licence Terms
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Vodafone Sverige AB today submitted an application to the Swedish Post and Telecoms Agency (Post-och Telestyrelsen, PTS) regarding amendments to the licence terms for Vodafone Sweden's rollout of the UMTS network in Sweden. Vodafone Sweden is requesting a two-year extension of the deadline for meeting the regional coverage requirements stipulated by the licence terms. The reason for the delay is the time taken by Swedish municipalities to issue building permits and by the Swedish Armed Forces to process frequency issues.
Nordea: Harri Sailas and Peter Lybecker to Head Retail Banking in Finland and Denmark
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Nordea (Other OTC:NRDDF) (Stockholm:NDA) has appointed new heads of Retail Banking operations in Finland and Denmark. New head of Retail Banking Finland is 50-year-old Harri Sailas, and the new head of Retail Banking Denmark is Peter Lybecker, 48. Both will report to Kari Jordan, Head of Retail Banking in Nordea, starting from October 1.
Micronic Receives First Order for Next Generation PDP System
TABY, Sweden, Sept. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Micronic Laser Systems AB (Stockholm:MICR), a leading manufacturer of laser pattern generation equipment to the semiconductor and display industries, today received its first order for the next generation of PDP (Plasma Display Panel) systems from an Asian customer. The system, which is part of the MP product line, will be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2003.
Nacio Debuts New Dedicated Managed Server Offering Based on Latest Intel Xeon MP System
NOVATO, Calif., Sept. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- eSynch Corp. (OTCBB:ESYN), which has entered into an agreement granting control of the voting and ownership rights of Nacio Systems, has announced Nacio Systems has debuted a new Dedicated Managed Server (DMS) offering based on the latest Intel(r) Xeon(tm) MP 4-processor server platform. Nacio will offer the platform with either Windows 2000 Server or RedHat Linux as a turn-key, managed hosting solution for database and application server functions, all covered by Nacio's Service Level Agreement with guaranteed availability and uptime.
HiQ Acquires New Assignment -- Integrates Internet Gaming with Electronic Banking Services
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 30, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- HiQ (Other OTC:HIQWF) (Stockholm:HIQ), the Nordic IT and management consultancy, has been commissioned to work on adaptation and integration of the OnNet Internet gaming platform for an innovative new partnership. Veikkaus and Nordea Bank recently announced a partnership enabling users of Nordea's Solo Internet banking service in Finland to play Lotto, Keno or place bets in OnNet through the Solo banking site.