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Wireless Industry Headliners Appearing At Global Mobile 2003; Mobile Communication Leaders Convene in San Diego September 24-26
SAN DIEGO, August 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- An elite cast of headliners from the mobile communications industry are scheduled to appear at Global Mobile 2003, September 24-26. This San Diego-based conference, dedicated to mobile communications, will feature participants from companies from around the world that include Qualcomm, LG InfoComm, EFI, Mobileway, Sony Ericsson, Red Oxygen, Octane Mobile, LogicaCMG, Motorola and more. For more information and to register for this year's premier event, visit www.sms.ac/globalmobile.
NCC: Sven Christian Ulvatne named new president in Norway
SOLNA, Sweden, Aug. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sven Christian Ulvatne, aged 43, has been appointed new president of NCC Construction AS in Norway. He is currently manager of NCC Norwegian construction operations in the Northern/Western region. Ulvatne will assume his new position on January 1, 2004.
Poolia: Interim Report for January 1 -- June 30, 2003
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Aug. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Poolia AB: an Extraordinary General Meeting held after the close of the period voted in favour of the redemption of Poolia shares. As a result, SEK 137.0 M will be transferred to shareholders. The motion to redeem every fifth share in return for a cash payment of SEK 30 per share was supported by 99.3% of the shareholders. It has been concluded that Poolia's liquid funds are sufficient to safeguard the company's continued expansion, both organically and through supplementary acquisitions, in accordance with Poolia's strategy.
SKF will deliver Axlebox Bearings for Taiwan Shinkansen High Speed Train
GOTEBORG, Sweden, Aug. 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- SKF (Nasdaq:SKFR) has gained an order for the first Japanese export business of the Shinkansen high speed train. It is KHI, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, the largest railway rolling stock manufacturer in Japan that has chosen SKF as the supplier of axlebox bearings for the 360 cars that will be exported to Taiwan. The train is designed for a maximum speed of 300 km/h.
Atea reports positive first half-year 2003
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, August 14, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Atea, the Nordic region's leading one-stop supplier of IT products and related services, reports positive results for the second quarter and the first half-year 2003 in spite of the continued general decline of the market. Turnover for the second quarter amounted to MSEK 1321 (MSEK 1929 in the second quarter 2002). The operating profit (EBITA) amounted to MSEK 26,3 (MSEK 41), and the profit before tax was MSEK 16,7 (MSEK 30).