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FCIA Announces Results of the 8Gbs Disk Vote
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA) and its sister association, the Fibre Channel Industry Association-Japan (FCIA-J), today announced that its members have ratified the extension of the Fibre Channel roadmap to include 8Gbs Fibre Channel (8GFC) for copper backplanes and copper cable storage device interconnects. Fibre Channel is the major technology used in disk drives, drive controllers, intra-cabinet and short distance inter-cabinet storage area networking applications. The vote supports the ANSI INCITS T11 Technical Committee development of the 8Gbs Fibre Channel electrical (copper) interface in its FC-PI-4 standard and ensures that Fibre Channel continues to provide the highest performance available for storage interconnects.
UTi Worldwide to Present at The Baird 2004 Growth Stock Conference
RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, Calif., April 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW) today announced that it will present at Robert W. Baird's 25th Annual Growth Stock Conference on Thursday, May 6, 2004, at 10:50 a.m. EDT, at The Four Seasons Hotel, 120 East Delaware Place, Chicago, Illinois.
FindProfit.com Provides Updated Investment Coverage of Steel Stocks
PRINCETON, N.J., April 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- FindProfit (www.findprofit.com), an investment service that delivered a +67% audited return in 2003, announced today that it has provided to trial and paid subscribers investment coverage of the steel stocks, including coverage of U.S. Steel (NYSE:X) and International Steel Group (NYSE:ISG).
Intrepid Technology and Resources, Inc.
Construction Update on Intrepid's Renewable Energy Plant
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, April 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Intrepid Technology and Resources, Inc. (ITR) (OTCBB:IESV), a renewable energy company and Cannon Builders Inc. of Blackfoot, Idaho jointly announce today that construction of ITR's flagship anaerobic digester and biogas plant is well underway in Rupert Idaho and that the construction portion of the plant will be completed well before July 31, 2004.
The Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute to Honor The 2004 Benjamin Franklin Medal and Bower Award Laureates
PHILADELPHIA, April 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Franklin Institute's Committee on Science and the Arts, together with Institute President and CEO Dennis M. Wint, are rolling out the red carpet to honor seven of the world's premier scientists and engineers with the 2004 Benjamin Franklin Medals and Bower Awards. These preeminent scientists are being recognized for their outstanding achievements in the fields of chemistry, computer and cognitive science, electrical engineering, life sciences, mechanical engineering, and physics. Laureates will be honored formally at a gala awards ceremony and dinner, presented by Fleet Bank, on Thursday evening, April 29, 2004, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Master of Ceremonies for this celebration will be Lester Holt, the lead anchor for daytime news and breaking news coverage on MSNBC.
Sampo: European Commission Has Today Cleared The I F-Transaction
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 29, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Sampo plc, Storebrand, Skandia and Skandia Liv agreed on 11 February 2004 on a transaction, whereby Sampo acquires 51.89% of the shares in If P&C Holding Ab. The transaction was conditional on the receipt of the official permits defined in the Sales and Purchase Agreement. EU Commission has today informed Sampo that it has cleared the transaction.