Business Wire, Oct 29, 2003

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AeA Classic 2003

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2003

The AeA Classic Financial Conference takes place Nov. 2 - 5 at the Sheraton Hotel & Marina in San Diego, CA. For in-depth information about the event, visit http://www.aeanet.org/Events/fstm_Classic2003Homepage.asp.

Below are profiles from companies presenting at Session 1 of the AeA Classic Financial Conference. Breaking news and webcast advisories are available at http://tradeshownews.com, Business Wire's global trade show and conference news resource.

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Company: ActivCard Corp.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: ACTI
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Julie White
Phone: 510-574-1708
E-mail: jwhite@activcard.com
Company URL: http://www.activcard.com
Product description: ActivCard Corporate Access Card(TM) solutions
allow organizations to issue, use and manage trusted digital
identities that ensure users are who they say they are. By
consolidating credentials on a single, multi-function smart card,
ActivCard eliminates security risks associated with constant internal
and external threats from unauthorized access and identity theft.
Company description: ActivCard is a provider of Secure Digital
Identity and Authentication solutions for secure remote access, secure
sign-on and digital ID card solutions. Our scalable systems, strong
authentication and smart card-based solutions are trusted by
organizations -- from enterprise to governments around the world.
Company: Advanced Energy
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: AEIS
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Cathy Kawakami
Phone: (970) 407-6732
E-mail: cathy.kawakami@aei.com
Company URL: http://www.advanced-energy.com
Product description: Advanced Energy is a global leader in the
development and support of technologies critical to high-technology
manufacturing processes used in the production of semiconductors, flat
panel displays, data storage products, compact discs, digital video
discs, architectural glass and other product applications. Leveraging
a diverse product portfolio and technology leadership, AE creates
solutions that maximize process impact, improve productivity and lower
cost of ownership for its customers.
Company description: AE operates in regional centers in North
America, Asia and Europe and offers global sales and support through
direct offices, representatives and distributors. Founded in 1981, AE
is a publicly held company on the Nasdaq National Market under the
symbol AEIS. For more information, please visit our corporate website:
www.advanced-energy.com.
Company: AMI Semiconductor
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: NASDAQ: AMIS
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Tamera Drake
Investor Relations Contact: Jimmie Hutchens
Phone: 208-233-4690
E-mail: tamera_drake@amis.com or jimmie_hutchens@amis.com
Company URL: http://www.amis.com
Company description: AMI Semiconductor (AMIS) is a leader in the
design and manufacture of silicon solutions for the real world. As a
widely recognized innovator in state-of-the-art integrated
mixed-signal products, mixed-signal foundry services and structured
digital products, AMIS is committed to providing customers with the
optimal value, quickest time-to-market semiconductor solutions.
Offering unparalleled manufacturing flexibility and dedication to
customer service, AMI Semiconductor operates globally with
headquarters in Pocatello, Idaho, European corporate offices in
Oudenaarde, Belgium, and a network of sales and design centers located
in the key markets of the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific
region. For more information, please visit the AMIS Web site at
www.amis.com.
Company:  Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  AMCC (Nasdaq)
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact:  Angela Edgerton
Investor Relations Contact:  Debra Hart
Phone:  858/535-4217
E-mail:  dhart@amcc.com
Company URL:  http://www.amcc.com
Company description: AMCC is the premier supplier of networking
silicon solutions empowering intelligent wide area networks and the
high-demand enterprise segment and fast-growing data center space.
AMCC utilizes a combination of digital, mixed-signal and
high-frequency analog design expertise coupled with system-level
knowledge and multiple leading-edge silicon process technologies to
offer integrated circuit products that enable the transport of voice
and data over fiber optic networks. The company's system solution
portfolio includes switch fabric, traffic management, network
processor, framer/mapper, PHY and PMD devices that address the
high-performance needs of the evolving intelligent optical network.
AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in San Diego, California.
Company:  Ascential Software Corporation
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: ASCL, Nasdaq
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Chas Kielt
Investor Relations Contact: David P. Roy
Phone: 508-366-3888 ext. 3290
E-mail: david.roy@ascential.com
Company URL: http://www.ascential.com
Product description: Customers use the Ascential Enterprise
Integration Suite to integrate and leverage data across all
transactional, operational, and analytical applications with
confidence in the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of critical
information. Ascential Software's powerful data profiling, data
quality, data transformation, parallel processing, meta data and
connectivity solutions enable customers to reduce total cost of
ownership and increase return on IT investment.
Company description: Ascential Software Corporation is the leading
provider of enterprise data integration solutions to organizations
worldwide. Headquartered in Westboro, Mass., Ascential Software has
offices worldwide and supports more than 3,000 customers in such
industries as financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, life
sciences, manufacturing, consumer goods, retail, and government.
Company:  Aspen Technology, Inc.
Aspen Technology, Inc. is a leading supplier of enterprise
software to the process industries, enabling its customers to increase
their margins and optimize their business performance. AspenTech's
engineering solutions, including Hyprotech's technologies, help
companies design and improve their plants and processes, maximizing
returns throughout their operational life. AspenTech's
manufacturing/supply chain solutions allow companies to run their
plants and supply chains more profitably, from customer demand through
to the delivery of the finished products. Over 1,200 leading companies
rely on AspenTech's software every day to drive improvements across
their most important engineering and operational processes.
AspenTech's customers include: Air Liquide, AstraZeneca, Bayer, BASF,
BP, ChevronTexaco, Dow Chemical, DuPont, ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline,
Lyondell Equistar, Merck, Mitsubishi Chemical, Shell, Southern
Company, TXU Energy and Unilever. For more information, visit
http://www.aspentech.com.
Company: Ceradyne, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: CRDN (Nasdaq)
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Jamie Donnelly (310/208-2550)
Investor Relations Contact: Dan Matsui (310/208-2550)
E-mail: dmatsui@sha-ir.com
Company URL: http://www.ceradyne.com
Product description: Ceradyne has developed a number of
proprietary processes to convert ceramic powders into large,
theoretically dense, fine grain, high purity technical ceramics. These
ceramics are used in lightweight ceramic armor capable of defeating
machine gun bullets, silicon nitride diesel engine components,
cosmetically pleasing ceramic orthodontic brackets and semiconductor
equipment structural elements.
Company description: Ceradyne, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRDN) is dedicated to
the development, manufacture and marketing of advanced technical
ceramics for the defense, industrial, automotive/diesel, and
commercial markets. It employs 485 employees in three manufacturing
locations. Sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2003 reached
a record $68.3 million, up 56.7% from the comparable period last year.
For the first nine months of 2003, new bookings increased 118.6% to a
record $100.6 million when compared to the nine month period last
year.
Company: ChipPAC
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: Nasdaq: CHPC
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Jim Olecki
Phone: 646-536-7021
E-mail: jolecki@theruthgroup.com
Company URL: http://www.chippac.com
Product description: ChipPAC offers the broadest portfolio of
semiconductor packages, including leaded, laminate and direct
chip-attach packages, and interconnect technologies. Our packaging
services include power packages (TO 2XX), leaded IC packages from PDIP
and SOIC to TQFP, advanced IC packages including Ball Grid Array
(BGA), Chip Scale (CSP), and Flip Chip. Additionally, we offer an
extensive test platform portfolio, warehouse and drop-ship
capabilities, fast-turn prototyping, advanced design, and engineering
services.
Company description: ChipPAC is a full-portfolio provider of
semiconductor packaging design, assembly, test and distribution
services. The company combines a history of innovation and service
with more than a decade of experience satisfying some of the largest
customers in the industry. With advanced process technology
capabilities and a global manufacturing presence spanning Korea,
China, Malaysia and the United States, ChipPAC has a reputation for
providing dependable, high quality packaging solutions.
Company:  Cirrus Logic, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: CRUS is traded on the Nasdaq
stock market
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact:  Jo-Dee Benson
Investor Relations Contact: David H. Allen
Phone:  512-851-4000
E-mail:  InvestorRelations@cirrus.com
Company URL:  http://www.cirrus.com
Product description: We offer more than 200 products to over 3,500
customers worldwide through both direct and indirect sales channels,
including many of the world's leading electronics manufacturers. We
target both large existing and emerging growth consumer electronic
markets, e.g., DVD recorders, that derive value from our expertise in
advanced mixed-signal design processing, systems-level integrated
circuit engineering, and embedded software.
Company description: Cirrus Logic is a premier supplier of
high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital processing solutions
for consumer entertainment electronics, automotive entertainment and
industrial product applications. Building on its global market
leadership in audio ICs and its rich mixed-signal patent portfolio,
Cirrus Logic targets audio, video and precision mixed-signal
applications in these growing markets.
Company:  Cohu, Inc.
Ticker Symbol:  COHU
Date Presenting:  Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4
Media Contact:  John H. Allen
Phone:  858-848-8100 ext. 1501
E-mail:  corp@cohu.com
Company URL:  http://www.cohu.com
Company Description: Cohu is a leading supplier of test handling
solutions used by the global semiconductor industry as well as a
supplier of closed circuit television, metal detection and microwave
communications equipment.
Company:  Cray Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  Nasdaq NM: CRAY
Date Presenting:  Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4
Media Contact:  Lori Kaiser
Investor Relations Contact: John Snyder
Phone:  866-729-2729
E-mail:  john@snyderir.com
Company URL:  http://www.cray.com
Company Description: Cray Inc.'s (Nasdaq NM: CRAY) mission is to
be the premier provider of supercomputing solutions for its customers'
most challenging scientific and engineering problems. Cray systems are
used to design safer vehicles, create new materials, discover
life-saving drugs, predict severe weather and climate change, analyze
complex data structures, safeguard national security, and a host of
other applications that benefit humanity by advancing the frontiers of
science and engineering. Cray's corporate headquarters are in Seattle,
WA, with major facilities in Mendota Heights, MN and Chippewa Falls,
WI, as well as worldwide sales and service locations.
Company:  Cree, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  Nasdaq, CREE
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact:  Fran Barsky
Phone:  919-313-5397
E-mail:  fran_barsky@cree.com
Company URL:  http://www.cree.com
Company description: Cree, Inc. develops and manufacturers
semiconductor materials and devices based on silicon carbide (SiC),
gallium nitride (GaN), silicon (Si), and related compounds. The
Company's products include blue, green and near ultraviolet (UV) LEDs,
radio frequency power transistors for use in wireless infrastructure
applications, Schottky diodes for power conditioning and switching,
and silicon carbide wafers. New products currently under development
include near UV laser diodes for optical storage applications and
high-frequency microwave devices for wireless infrastructure, radar,
and wideband communications systems.
Company: DRS Technologies, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: NYSE: DRS
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Patricia Williamson
Phone: 973-898-1500
E-mail: p.williamson@drs.com
Company URL: http://www.drs.com
Product description: DRS Technologies is a leading provider of
military infrared sighting systems, Naval combat display workstations,
electronic sensor systems, ship power and propulsion systems,
battlefield digitization computer systems, mission flight recorders
and deployable flight incident recorders. DRS's products are deployed
on a wide range of high-priority military platforms spanning ground,
sea and air applications.
Company description: DRS Technologies is a mid-tier defense
technology leader, providing products and services to government and
commercial customers worldwide. Focused on defense electronics, the
company develops and manufactures a broad range of mission critical
systems in the areas of communications, combat systems, battlefield
digitization, electro-optics, power systems, data storage, digital
imaging, flight safety and space.
Company: DSP Group
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: DSPG
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd, at 10 AM
Media Contact: Yaniv Arieli
Phone: 408-986-4423
E-mail: yarieli@dspg.com or whartono@dspg.com
Company URL: http://www.dspg.com
Product description: DSP Group, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor
company that is a leader in the short-range wireless market. By
combining its DSP cores technology with advanced RF, communication,
video technology and speech-processing algorithms, DSP Group is a
worldwide leader in developing and providing short-range communication
applications that include digital 900MHz, 2.4GHz, DECT (1.9GHz),
5.8GHz and Bluetooth for voice, data and video communication in
residential, SOHO, SME, enterprise and automotive applications. DSP
Group's products include advanced RF CMOS and communications
technology.
Company description: DSP Group also develops and markets embedded,
integrated silicon/software solution for Voice-over-Digital-Subscriber
Line (VoDSL) and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) applications, as
well as other Voice-over-Packet applications for Integrated Access
Device (IAD) and IP phone. More information about DSP Group is
available at www.dspg.com.
Company:  Echelon Corporation
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  NASDAQ:ELON
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact:   Steve Nguyen
Investor Relations Contact:  Chris Stanfield
Phone:  408-938-5272
E-mail:  qnguyen@echelon.com
Company URL:  http://www.echelon.com
Product description: Echelon's LonWorks(R) platform is a
networking standard that has been adopted by thousands of companies
and is being used to develop and install automation, energy
management, monitoring, and safety applications in homes, buildings,
factories, trains, and other systems worldwide. Over 30 million
LonWorks enabled processors have been shipped and more than 12 million
LonWorks electricity meters using Echelon's power line signaling
technology are in use today.
Company description: Echelon is the creator of the LonWorks(R)
platform, the world's most widely used standard for connecting
everyday devices such as appliances, building systems, electricity
meters, and lighting controls to each other and to the Internet.
Echelon's products enable to create devices and solutions that lower
cost, increase convenience, and improve service, quality, and safety.
Company:  EMS Technologies, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  NASDAQ: ELMG
Date Presenting:  Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact:  Anne Wainscott
Investor Relations Contact:  Wanda Thorpe
Phone:  770-263-9200 ext. 4461
E-mail:  thorpe.w@ems-t.com
Company URL:   http://www.ems-t.com
Product description: Broadband hub and terminal products;
Cellular/PCS base station antenna; Satellite payload and bus
equipment; Ruggedized terminals and other local and wide area wireless
network products; Mobile SATCOM terminal and antenna products; Special
purpose military and defense electronics; Wireless network integration
services; Search and Rescue products and services; Cospas-Sarsat
ground segment equipment.
Company description: Founded in 1968, EMS Technologies is a
leading developer and manufacturer of advanced technology hardware
products for commercial space, defense, and wireless communications,
and focuses on the needs of mobile and broadband users. Headquartered
in Atlanta, EMS Technologies employs approximately 1,700 people
worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Ottawa,
Montreal and Brazil.
Company:  ESS Technology, Inc
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  ESST
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Investor Relations Contact:  Rebecca Mack
Phone:  949-981-4496
E-mail:  IR@esstech.com
Company URL:  http://www.esstech.com
ESS Technology, Inc. is a leading supplier of high-performance
feature-rich chips for the rapidly expanding digital video, digital
imaging and digital entertainment markets. ESS also provides advanced
products that enable the emergence of digital home systems that
deliver and manage entertainment and information in the home. ESS,
headquartered in Fremont, California, has R&D, sales, and technical
support offices worldwide. ESS Technology's common stock is traded on
the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol "ESST." ESS Technology's
web site address is: http://www.esstech.com.
Company: FEI Company
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: FEIC (Nasdaq)
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Dan Zenka
Investor Relations Contact: Fletcher Chamberlin
Phone: (503) 726-7710
E-mail: FChamberlin@feico.com
Company URL: http://www.feicompany.com
Company description: FEI is a nanotechnology company providing 3D
Structural Process Management(TM) solutions to the world's technology
leaders in semiconductors, data storage, life sciences, material
science and industry. Its range of DualBeam(TM) and focused ion and
electron beam products enables manufacturers and researchers to keep
pace with technology shifts and develop next generation products.
FEI's products allow three-dimensional metrology, device editing,
trimming and structural analysis for sub-micron structures.
Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, with additional operations in
Massachusetts, California, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, FEI
has approximately 1,600 employees worldwide.
Company:  Group 1 Software, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: GSOF
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: David Peiken (301) 918-0818
Investor Relations Contact:  Charles Messman (626) 395-9500
Phone:  (800) 368-5806
E-mail:  charles@mkr-group.com
Company URL:  http://www.g1.com
Group 1 Software is a leading provider of solutions that help over
3,000 organizations worldwide maximize the value of their customer and
other data. Group 1 provides industry-leading technologies that allow
businesses to cleanse and enrich their corporate data, generate
personalized customer communications and integrate and deliver data
across the enterprise. These technologies are essential components of
enterprise applications including customer relationship management
(CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence
systems. Founded in 1982 and headquartered in Lanham, Maryland, Group
1 offers solutions utilized by leaders in the financial services,
banking, GIS/mapping, retail, telecommunications, utilities, insurance
and other industries. The company's customer base includes such
recognized names as Charles Schwab, Entergy, GEICO, L.L. Bean,
MapQuest, QVC, Siemens, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo.
Company:  Helix Technology Corporation
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  HELX -- Nasdaq National Market
Date Presenting:  Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4
Investor Relations Contact:  Beverly Armell
Phone:  508-337-5111
E-mail:  investors@helixtechnology.com
Company URL:   http://www.helixtechnology.com
Helix Technology Corporation (Nasdaq: HELX) is a global leader in
the development and application of innovative solutions in the field
of vacuum technology.
Semiconductor, flat panel display, magnetic recording head,
magnetic and optical storage media and optics producers utilize
thin-film deposition, ion implantation, and etch systems that depend
on products produced by our CTI-Cryogenics and Granville-Phillips
product groups. New applications of our products are emerging in the
lithography and wafer inspection segments. Helix vacuum products are
also used broadly in the analytical instrument market.
Helix has pioneered the use of e-diagnostic solutions to provide
remote monitoring and analytical services, further enhancing our
benchmark global support operations. Our highly regarded global
support activity leverages Helix's unique On-Board(R) information
solutions and our GOLDLink(R) remote diagnostic and monitoring
capability to provide ongoing operational support services to
semiconductor device producers throughout the world. Helix's
comprehensive TrueBlue(SM) customer support programs are enhancing the
Company's deep partnerships with OEM and end-user accounts worldwide.
Company:  Kronos Incorporated
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  Nasdaq: KRON
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact:  Liz Moughan, lmoughan@kronos.com, 978-947-4943
Investor Relations Contact:  Michele Glorie, mglorie@kronos.com,
978-947-2855
Company URL:  http://www.kronos.com
Product description: Kronos' Workforce Central(R) suite combines the
industry's most powerful employee-centric solutions with open,
accessible, and scalable Web-based technology. The comprehensive suite
of human resources, payroll, scheduling, and time and labor management
applications optimizes critical employee-related processes. The
Workforce Central suite captures data, processes it and integrates it
across applications, and delivers valuable information to all levels
of management.
Company description: Kronos Incorporated is a single-source
provider of human resources, payroll, scheduling, and time and labor
solutions. Kronos' best-in-class Employee Relationship Management
solution enables organizations to reduce costs and increase
productivity, put real-time information in the hands of decision
makers, align employee performance with organizational objectives, and
improve employee satisfaction. More than 40,000 organizations trust
Kronos to solve their employee-centric business challenges.
Company:  Lattice Semiconductor Corporation
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops and markets
high performance programmable logic devices, or PLDs, and related
software. Programmable logic devices are widely-used semiconductor
components that can be configured by end customers as specific logic
circuits, and thus enable shorter design cycle times and reduced
development costs. Our end customers are primarily original equipment
manufacturers in the communications, computing, industrial,
automotive, medical, consumer and military end markets.
In January 2002, we acquired the field programmable gate array
("FPGA") business of Agere Systems, Inc. ("Agere"). This acquisition
increased our share of the PLD market, accelerated our entry into the
FPGA segment and provided us with additional technical employees and
intellectual property.
Company: Magma Design Automation
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: LAVA (Nasdaq)
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Monica Marmie
Investor Relations Contact: Milan G. Lazich
Phone: 408-565-7500
E-mail: milan.lazich@magma-da.com
Company URL: http://www.magma-da.com
Product description: Magma provides EDA software that enables chip
designers to meet critical time-to-market objectives, improve chip
performance and handle multimillion-gate designs. Products include
Blast Create, Blast Fusion, Blast Noise, Blast Plan and Blast Rail.
Magma products comprise the only truly integrated RTL-to-GDSII design
flow, "The Fastest Path from RTL to Silicon."
Company description: Magma Design Automation is a fast-growing
provider of electronic design automation (EDA) software. Magma,
founded in 1997, combines logic design and physical design to better
address emerging integrated circuit design challenges. The world's
major semiconductor manufacturers use Magma to design the most complex
and highest-performing ICs being made today.
Company: MatrixOne, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: NASDAQ: MONE
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Charlie Guyer
Investor Relations Contact: Brian Norris
Phone: (978) 589-4040
E-mail: brian.norris@matrixone.com
Company URL: http://www.matrixone.com
Product description: The Matrix10 PLM environment provides
organizations with a single, secure environment that eliminates the
barriers to collaborative product development efforts caused by
geographically dispersed organizations and value chains, multiple
disparate systems and increasing security requirements. The Matrix10
PLM environment consists of four major components: the Matrix PLM
Platform, MatrixOne Collaborative Applications, MatrixOne Lifecycle
Applications, and enterprise interoperability products.
Company description: MatrixOne, Inc. (NASDAQ: MONE) is a
recognized leader in delivering collaborative Product Lifecycle
Management (PLM) solutions. We provide flexible solutions that unleash
the creative power of global value chains to inspire innovations and
speed them to market. MatrixOne's customers include global leaders in
the aerospace and defense, automotive, consumer products, high
technology, life sciences, machinery, and the process industries,
including Agilent Technologies, General Electric, Honda, Johnson
Controls, Philips, Procter & Gamble, Siemens, and Toshiba. MatrixOne
(www.matrixone.com) is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts with
locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia/Pacific.
Company:  Mercury Computer Systems, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  MRCY
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact:  Diane Basile
Phone:  978-967-3105
E-mail: dbasile@mc.com
Company URL: http://www.mc.com
Product description: Typically, Mercury's products are used as an
embedded component within the customer's system/application such as
military reconnaissance and surveillance platforms to process
real-time radar, sonar, and signals intelligence data, in medical
diagnostic imaging applications, and in semiconductor capital
equipment applications including photomask generation and wafer
inspection.
Company description: Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. is the leading
supplier of high-performance embedded, real-time digital signal and
image processing computer systems. Mercury's products play a critical
role in a wide range of applications, transforming sensor data to
information for analysis and interpretation.
Company:  Microsemi Corporation
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  MSCC:Nasdaq
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Investor Relations Contact:  David R. Sonksen
Phone:  (949) 221-7101
E-mail:  dsonksen@microsemi.com
Company URL:  http://www.microsemi.com
Product description: Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), with
corporate headquarters in Irvine, California, is a leading designer,
manufacturer and marketer of analog, mixed-signal and discrete
semiconductors. The company's semiconductors typically manage,
control, or regulate power, protect against transient voltage spikes
and transmit, receive and amplify signals.
Company description: Microsemi's products include individual
components as well as complete circuit solutions that enhance customer
designs by improving reliability, battery optimization, reducing size
or protecting circuits. The company's products focus on high
reliability military/aerospace and medical applications and commercial
applications with application-specific standard product solutions.
Company: MSC.Software
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: MNS, NYSE
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Todd Evans, 714-445-3066
Investor Relations Contact: Joanne Keates, 714-206-1952
E-mail: joanne.keates@mscsoftware.com
Company URL: http://www.mscsoftware.com
Company description: MSC.Software (NYSE: MNS) is the leading global
provider of virtual product development tools that help companies make
money, save time and reduce costs associated with designing and
testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of
companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster
by utilizing information technology, software, services and systems.
MSC.Software employs more than 1,400 people in 23 countries. For
additional information about MSC.Software's products and services,
please visit www.mscsoftware.com.
Company:  Open Text Corporation
Company URL:  http://www.opentext.com
Since 1991, Open Text Corporation has delivered innovative ECM
software that brings people together to share knowledge, achieve
excellence, deliver innovation, and enhance processes. Its legacy of
innovation began with the successful deployment of the world's first
search engine technology for the Internet. Today, as the leading
global supplier of collaboration and knowledge management software for
the enterprise, Open Text supports fifteen million seats across 10,000
corporate deployments in 31 countries and 12 languages throughout the
world. As a publicly traded company, Open Text manages and maximizes
its resources and relationships to ensure the success of great minds
working together. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.
Company:  Photronics, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  PLAB:Nasdaq
Date Presenting:  Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact:  Michael McCarthy
Phone: (203) 775-9000
E-mail: mmccarthy@brk.photronics.com
Company URL:  http://www.photronics.com
Photronics is a leading worldwide manufacturer of photomasks.
Photomasks are high precision quartz plates that contain microscopic
images of electronic circuits. A key element in the manufacture of
semiconductors, photomasks are used to transfer circuit patterns onto
semiconductor wafers during the fabrication of integrated circuits.
Company: Pinnacle Systems, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: PCLE
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Paulien Ruissenaars, Paulien@pinnaclesys.com
Investor Relations Contact: ir@pinnaclesys.com
Phone: 650.526.1600
Company URL: http://www.pinnaclesys.com
Company description: Pinnacle Systems is the leading supplier of
video editing solutions delivering high quality, real-time video
content creation and distribution tools to customers worldwide.
Pinnacle Systems is known for its focus on innovative, reliable
products and the investment protection provided by interoperable and
scaleable designs, in both the broadcast and consumer markets.
Company:  Pixelworks Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  PXLW
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact:  Chris Bright
Investor Relations Contact:  Jeffrey Bouchard
Phone:  503-454-1750 X 604
E-mail: Jeffb@pixelworks.com
Company URL: http://www.pixelworks.com
Product description: Pixelworks' innovative system-on-a-chip and
interface ICs process and optimize video, computer graphics, and Web
information for display on flat-panel monitors, projectors, digital
televisions and other advanced display products using LCD, plasma and
Digital Light Processing (DLP) technologies.
Company description: Pixelworks is a leading provider of
system-on-a-chip ICs for the advanced display market. Pixelworks'
solutions process and optimize video, computer graphics and Web
information for display on a wide variety of devices used in business
and consumer markets, including flat-panel monitors, digital
televisions and multimedia projectors. Pixelworks specializes in
system-on-a-chip and embedded software solutions for high-speed
mixed-signal digital, analog and video signal processing.
Company: Power Integrations, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: POWI-NASDAQ
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Ellen Brook
Investor Relations Contact: Roshanta Bray
Phone: 408/414-9662
E-mail: roshanta.bray@powerint.com
Company URL: http://www.powerint.com
Power Integrations, Inc. (Nasdaq: POWI) is the leading
semiconductor supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits
(ICs) used in power conversion. The company's suite of energy-friendly
ICs enables electronics, appliance and power supply manufacturers to
cost effectively produce a new class of smaller, lighter, cheaper and
simpler power supplies.
Power supplies also benefit from the company patented Ecosmart(R)
Technology, which dramatically improves their energy efficiency and
allows manufacturers to meet all current and proposed worldwide energy
standards.
Company:  RadiSys Corporation
Ticker Symbol and Stock Exchange:  RSYS on Nasdaq
Date Presenting:  Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4
Media Contact: Lyn Pangares
Investor Relations Contact:  Brian Bronson
Phone:  (503) 615-1100
E-mail:  info@radisys.com
Company URL:  http://www.radisys.com
Product Description: The broad range of RadiSys product offerings
include board-level embedded computers; blade servers; motherboards;
network interfaces and packet processing engines; communications
middleware and software such as SS7/IP internetworking and protocol
stacks; platforms based on PCI, Compact PCI, Compact PCI 2.16 and
ATCA; turnkey gateway systems and professional services.
Company Description: RadiSys is a leading global provider of
embedded systems for compute, data processing and network-intensive
applications to the commercial systems, enterprise systems, and
service provider systems markets. Using its extensive expertise in a
wide variety of technologies, RadiSys focuses on industry-leading
architecture while working in a close "virtual division" relationship
with its customers. RadiSys value proposition to their customers is
improving their time-to-market advantage and reducing cost.
Company: Rambus
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: NASDAQ: RMBS
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Investor Relations Contact: Bob Eulau
Phone: 650-947-5384
Company URL: http://www.rambus.com
For more than a decade, Rambus has provided leading chip and
system companies with chip-to-chip interface solutions that enable
higher performance and system bandwidth for a broad range of consumer
electronic, computing and networking applications. Beginning with the
development of high-speed memory interfaces for video game consoles
and graphics workstations in the early nineties, Rambus' breakthrough
technology and unparalleled engineering expertise have helped
companies like Cisco, Dell, Intel, Samsung, Sony, Texas Instruments
and Toshiba to solve their challenging interface problems and bring
industry-leading products to market. Today, Rambus interface solutions
enable state-of-the-art performance for users of PCs, video game
consoles, printers, digital TVs, set-top boxes, printers, video
projectors, network switches and routers
Company: REMEC Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  NASDAQ: REMC
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Michelle Kim
Phone: 858-505-3713
E-mail:  michelle.kim@remec.com
Company URL: http://www.remec.com
Company description: REMEC provides design and manufacture of
microwave and millimeter wave subsystems used in the transmission of
voice, video and data traffic over wireless communications networks
and provides advanced microwave subsystem solutions for defense and
space electronics applications.
Company: Richardson Electronics
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: RELL
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Edward J. Richardson
Investor Relations Contact: Rudy Garcia
Phone: 630-208-2533
E-mail:  rgarcia@rell.com
Company URL:  http://www.rell.com
Product description: Richardson Electronics provides engineered
solutions utilizing our core engineering and manufacturing expertise
in identifying and supporting cost-effective solutions for our
customers, which includes product manufacturing, systems integration,
prototype design and manufacture, testing and logistics. More than 50
percent of all the Company's products are designed-in, modified,
manufactured or assembled for customer-specific requirements.
Company description: Richardson Electronics, Ltd. is a global
provider of "engineered solutions," serving the RF and wireless
communications, industrial power conversion, security and display
systems markets. The Company delivers engineered solutions for its
customers' needs through product manufacturing, systems integration,
prototype design and manufacture, testing and logistics. Press
announcements and other information about Richardson are available on
the World Wide Web at http://www.rell.com/investor.asp.
Company:  SafeNet, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  NASDAQ:SFNT
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact:  Maureen Kolb
Investor Relations Contact:  Michelle Layne
Phone:  410-931-7500
E-mail:  investorinfo@safenet-inc.com
Company URL:  http://www.safenet-inc.com
Product description: We provide and manage complete enterprise
security systems as well as create embedded technology, in the form of
IP, chips and accelerator cards, that is emerging as the de facto VPN
industry standard. SafeNet's combination of client, managed, and
developer services means our engineering expertise can be found in
every level of network security.
Company description: SafeNet, a leading provider of private and
public network security solutions, has set the industry standard for
VPN technology and secure business communications and offers the only
encryption platform for both WAN and VPN networks. With more than 20
years experience in developing, deploying, and managing network
security systems for the most security-conscious government, financial
institutions, and large enterprise organizations around the world,
SafeNet's proven technology has emerged as the de facto industry
standard for VPNs.
Company: ScanSoft
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: Nasdaq, SSFT
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Jonna Schuyler
Investor Relations Contact: Richard Mack or Jonna Schuyler
Phone:  978-977-2000
E-mail: richard.mack@scansoft.com, jonna.schuyler@scansoft.com
Company URL: http://www.scansoft.com
Company description: ScanSoft, Inc. is the leading supplier of
speech and imaging solutions that are used to automate a wide range of
manual processes -- saving time, increasing worker productivity and
improving customer service.
Company:  Secure Computing
Secure Computing (NASDAQ: SCUR) has been protecting the most
important networks in the world for over 20 years. With broad
expertise in security technology, we develop network security products
that help our customers create a trusted environment both inside and
outside of their organizations. Our global customers and partners
include the majority of the Dow Jones Global 50 Titans and the most
prominent organizations in banking, financial services, healthcare,
telecommunications, manufacturing, public utilities, and federal and
local governments. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif.,
and has sales offices worldwide. For more information, see
http://www.securecomputing.com.
Company: Silicon Image, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: SIMG
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Bob Gargus
Phone: 408-616-4114
E-mail: bob.gargus@siliconimage.com
Company URL: http://www.siliconimage.com
Silicon Image, Inc. is a leader in high-bandwidth semiconductor
and system solutions for the PC/display, CE and storage markets. It
leads the PC/display market with its PanelLink(R) DVI solutions, which
provide all-digital connectivity between hosts and digital displays.
In the CE market, Silicon Image is driving the High-Definition
Multimedia Interface standard, which enables distribution of
uncompressed, high-definition video and multi-channel audio in a
single, all-digital interface. Silicon Image is also a market leader
in Serial ATA. Its strategy is to build market momentum and leadership
through its standards-based products and to broaden adoption of these
standards by licensing its IP cores to SOC integrators.
Company: SpectraLink Corporation
Ticker/Exch: SLNK/Nasdaq
Dates presenting: Monday, November 3 and Tuesday, November 4
Media Contact: Michelle Greene
IR Contact: Bob Husted
Phone: 303-583-5350
E-mail: bhusted@spectralink.com
Company URL: http://www.spectralink.com
Product description: SpectraLink's NetLink Wireless Telephone
portfolio is designed to meet the communication needs for enterprises
of any size in an array of industries. NetLink Wireless Telephones
operate as client devices on wireless LANs utilizing the IEEE 802.11b
global standard. NetLink Wireless Telephones integrate with the
best-selling PBX systems, and support proprietary IP protocols as well
as H.323 for enterprise wireless VoIP solutions.
Company description: SpectraLink Corporation (Nasdaq: SLNK) is the
leading U.S. manufacturer and provider of wireless telephone systems
for the workplace. SpectraLink distributes its products through
industry-leading service, equipment, and application providers,
cultivating a vast customer base among industries including retail,
education, healthcare, manufacturing, finance, information systems and
telecommunications. For more information, visit
http://www.spectralink.com.
Company: SPSS Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: SPSS (Nasdaq)
Date Presenting: Nov. 3 and 4
Media Contact: Nicole Junas
Phone: 800-525-4980
E-mail: njunas@spss.com
Company URL: http://www.spss.com
Company description: SPSS Inc. is the world's leading provider of
predictive analytics software and solutions. The company's predictive
analytics technology connects data to effective action by drawing
reliable conclusions about current conditions and future events. More
than 250,000 commercial, academic, and public sector customers rely on
SPSS technology to help increase revenue, reduce costs, improve
processes, and detect and prevent fraud.
Company: SurfControl
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: London:SRF
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Christina Frey
Investor Relations Contact: Lisa Beatty
Phone: 831/440-2621
E-mail: lisa.beatty@surfcontrol.com
Company URL: http://www.surfcontrol.com
Product description: SurfControl offers a total content security
solution that combines Web, E-mail (including Anti-Spam and
Anti-Virus) and Instant Message Filters with the industry's largest,
most accurate and relevant content database and adaptive reasoning
tools to automate content recognition. SurfControl's comprehensive
filtering technologies help customers minimize risk, protect networks
and maximize resources.
Company description: SurfControl, the world's number one Web and
e-mail filtering company, helps 'Stop Unwanted Content' in the
workplace. SurfControl offers a total content security solution that
combines Web, E-mail and Instant Message Filters with the industry's
largest content database. The company has more than 20,000 customers
and nearly 450 employees worldwide.
Company: Systems & Computer Technology Corporation
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange: SCTC
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Laura Kving, 801-485-6606
Investor Relations Contact: Jennifer Fasano
Phone: 610-578-5175
E-mail: jfasano@sct.com
Company URL: http://www.sct.com
Product description: SCT offers an array of solutions that address
the administrative, academic, portal, community, content management,
workflow, information access, integration, and professional services
needs of higher education institutions. Colleges and universities of
all sizes and levels of complexity rely on SCT solutions to unify,
manage, and extend their digital campuses.
Company description: SCT is a leading technology provider for
higher education institutions, supporting more than 1,300 clients
worldwide. The Company's strength in administrative systems has
positioned it well to expand its portfolio and offer an array of
solutions that enable institutions to unify, manage, and extend
powerful digital campuses.
Company: Trimble Navigation
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  TRMB - NASDAQ
Date Presenting: Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact: Lea Ann McNabb
Investor Relations Contact:  Brian Siegel
Phone: 408-481-6914
E-mail: investor_relations@trimble.com
Company URL: http://www.trimble.com
Company description: Trimble's core businesses today are focused
on bringing customers integrated solutions that make use of
information associated with precise (down to a millimeter of accuracy
in some cases) points on a map. These solutions utilize advanced
positioning technologies (GPS, optical and laser technologies),
wireless communications and application software to bring significant
cost savings, and increased productivity and efficiencies to the
engineering and construction, agriculture and high-value data
collection markets. Trimble targets these markets through strategic
alliances with industry leaders, and a global distribution channel.
The Company also maintains a GPS components business focused on
wireless infrastructure and providing GPS technology to OEM's for
integration into consumer and security applications. Founded in 1978
and headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Trimble has more than 2,000
employees in more than 20 countries worldwide. For an interactive look
at Company news and products, visit Trimble's Web site at
http://www.trimble.com.
Company:  Zoran Corporation
Ticker Symbol & Stock Exchange:  ZRAN; Nasdaq
Date Presenting:  Monday, November 3rd and Tuesday, November 4th
Media Contact:  Betty Watkins
Investor Relations Contact: Karl Schneider
Phone:  408-523-6500
E-mail:  betty.watkins@zoran.com and karl.schneider@zoran.com
Company URL:  http://www.zoran.com
Company description: Zoran Corporation, based in Santa Clara,
California, is a leading provider of digital solutions-on-a-chip for
applications in the growing consumer electronics markets. With two
decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal
processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital
audio, video, and imaging applications. Zoran's proficiency in
integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including
greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system
costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DVD, digital camera,
DTV and imaging products have received recognition for excellence and
are now in millions of homes and offices worldwide. Zoran has
headquarters in the U.S. and operations in Canada, China, Europe, Hong
Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

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