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Archive for 22 marzo 2013

Micron Technology, Inc., Reports Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2013

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 marzo 2013

Boise, Idaho, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc., (Nasdaq:MU) today announced results of operations for its second quarter of fiscal 2013, which ended February 28, 2013. For the second quarter, the company had a net loss attributable to Micron shareholders of $286 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, on net sales of $2.1 billion. The results for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compare to a net loss of $275 million, or $0.27 per diluted share, on net sales of $1.8 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2013, and a net loss of $282 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, on net sales of $2.0 billion for the second quarter of fiscal 2012.Results of operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 include losses of $120 million from changes in the market value of the company’s currency hedges entered into in connection with its planned acquisition of Elpida Memory, Inc. and Rexchip Electronics Corporation. The results also include a loss of $62 million associated with the expected sale of the company’s 200 millimeter wafer fabrication facility in Avezzano, Italy, in the first half of calendar 2013.The company’s consolidated gross margin improved to 18 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to 12 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2013. Gross margin improvements were realized from sales of NAND Flash products and from sales of DRAM products due to decreases in manufacturing costs.Revenues from sales of DRAM products in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were 24 percent higher compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2013, due to a 38 percent increase in sales volume partially offset by a 10 percent decrease in average selling prices. Revenues from sales of NAND Flash products were 8 percent higher in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2013, primarily due to a 13 percent increase in Trade NAND Flash sales volume. Sales of NOR Flash products were 14 percent lower in the second quarter of fiscal 2013, compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2013, due to decreases in sales volumes and average selling prices.Cash flows from operations for the first six months of fiscal 2013 were $470 million, while investments in capital expenditures were $891 million. In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the company issued $600 million of convertible senior notes. In connection therewith, the company used $477 million to repurchase a portion of its 2014 notes. The company ended the quarter with cash and investments of $2.8 billion.
Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets a full range of DRAM, NAND Flash and NOR Flash memory, as well as other innovative memory technologies, packaging solutions and semiconductor systems for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking, embedded and mobile products. Micron’s common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit

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Heterogenous Networks (HetNet) Market Summary & Forecasts: Macro Cells, Small Cells & Wi-Fi Offload 2012-2017

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 marzo 2013

Dublin, (PRNewswire) — Comprehensive market size and forecast projections for the global and regional markets for heterogeneous network equipment: macro cells, small cells, Wi-Fi offload gear and backhaul. Carriers are struggling to cope with the explosion of data traffic on their networks, and this has resulted in over 100 commercial LTE network deployments worldwide, with nearly 350 carriers committed to the 4G technology. However, the additional deployment of LTE and legacy 2G/3G RAN macro cell sites and procuring additional frequency spectrum resources will not be sufficient to provide the capacity for the predicted growth in traffic. Consequently, together with their on-going transition to LTE, carriers have begun to deploy Heterogeneous Networks (HetNets’) to address these ever increasing capacity demands. HetNets are a gradual evolution of cellular topology, not a distinct network unto itself. Driven by this evolution, ARCchart forecasts annual unit shipments of 1.4 million macro cells, 5 million small cells and 11.5 million Wi-Fi access points by 2017, representing a global market value of $42 billion.

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A statement regarding newroz and mothers day

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 marzo 2013

Cairo, Egypt, – Today, our people celebrate two great and dear celebrations: The first is the festival of Nowruz, the Kurdish New Year, and the second Mother’s Day, which marks the first day of spring and the renewal of life.These celebrations are important, but hold a deeper significance since the start of the revolution, as the inspire hope and patience and push the people towards hope and giving. We congratulate Syria for its great, patient mothers, and we wish Syria’s Kurdish population a new year of freedom from injustice in memory of Nowruz.
The Syrian mother has become like the mythological hero “Kawa,” who was able to attain the rays of freedom in the skies of her land, and we celebrate this year remembering the great sacrifices our mother’s are paying to pave the way to freedom.During our great revolution, the Syrian mother has been a great example across many spectrums and under extreme circumstances. She has been the nurse and doctor, the writer and activist, the fighter and leader for political and military action, the detainee, the patient, the martyr, and the mother of martyrs.Syrian Kurds have proven they are indeed the descendants of the legendary Kawa, as they were, from the beginning days, in the front rows of the revolution for freedom and dignity, facing of the criminal Assad regime in Amooda, Afreen, Kobana, Kamishli, Rukn Al-Din in the subarbs of Damscus, and al Ashrafiyah in Aleppo.The National Syrian Coalition for Revolutionary Opposition and Forces, with great reverence, to salute Syrian mothers across our beloved country and in refugee camps and areas on this wondrous occasion. The Coalition also extends deepest and warmest wishes to Syrians on this Kurdish New Year, especially the Kurds on this anniversary of Nowruz, as victory is nearing, all due to the great patience and sacrifices offered by Syrians. We ask God for mercy of our martyrs, health for our wounded, and freedom for our martyrs. Long Live Syria and its people free and with honor.
القاهرة 21/ 3/ 2013 – يحتفل شعبا اليوم بمناسبتين عظيمتين عزيزتين على قلوب أبناءه ، الأولى عيد النوروز – رأس السنة الكوردية ، والثانية عيد الأم الذي يصادف أول أيام الربيع وتجدد الحياة
ويحمل هذان العيدان على أهميتهما، بعداً اضافياً منذ تفجر ثورة الحرية والكرامة في سوريا ليصلا إلى حد الأسطورة الملهة في نفوس أبناء الشعب السوري ، تلهمهم المزيد من الصبر والأمل وتدفعهم نحو المزيد من العطاء، فبورك لسوريا بأمهاتها الصابرات العظيمات في عيدهن، وبورك لكردها احتفاؤهم بخلاصهم من الظلم في ذكرى نوروز الحرية.
ها هي الأم السورية تصبح مثل البطل “كاوا” في ملحمته الأسطورية، التي استطاع في نهايتها تحقيق الخلاص لأهله وإعادة إشراقة شمس الحرية في سماء بلاده، وها نحن نحتفي هذا العام بهما في وحدة لا يمكن فصمها، تلازم فيها عطاء الأمهات السوريات وحرية بلادهن.
لقد أثبتت الأم السورية خلال أحداث هذه الثورة العظيمة أنها القدوة في العطاء في شتى المجالات وفي أقسى الظروف، فكانت المسعفة والطبيبة، الكاتبة والناشطة، المقاتلة والقائدة في العمل السياسي ، والمعتقلة الصابرة والشهيدة و والدة الشهداء.
كما أثبت الكورد السوريون أنهم بحق أحفاد كاوا البطل الأسطوري، فكانوا في الصفوف الأولى يوم انطلقت معركة الحرية والكرامة، في مواجهة نظام الأسد المجرم في عامودة وعفرين وكوباني والقامشلي وركن الدين في دمشق والأشرفية في حلب .
يتقدم الائتلاف الوطني لقوى الثورة والمعارضة السورية بتحية إكبار وإجلال للأمهات السوريات في جميع أنحاء بلادنا الحبيبة وفي بلاد اللجوء والمنافي البعيدة بمناسبة عيدهن، ويبارك للشعب السوري عامة وللكورد منهم خاصة حلول ذكرى النوروز ، التي تحل ببلادنا وقد بات النصر وانتزاع الحرية الكاملة لشعبنا قاب قوسين أو أدنى، بفضل الصبر والبذل والتضحيات العظيمة التي يقدمها السوريون.
الرحمة لشهدائنا والشفاء لجرحانا والحرية لمعتقلينا
عاشت سوريا، وعاش شعبها حراً عزيزاً

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Miami Condominium Prices Rise for 20 Consecutive Months

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 22 marzo 2013

Miami, FL – The Miami real estate market continued to strengthen in February, as prices again increased despite limited inventory, according to the 25,000-member MIAMI Association of REALTORS and the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system. Strong demand coupled with dwindling supply continues to fuel significant price appreciation.Miami-Dade County residential sales increased 6.5 percent in February compared to a year earlier. The sales of existing single-family homes in Miami-Dade increased 6.8 percent, from 795 to 849. Sales of existing condominiums increased 6.3 percent, from 1,153 to 1,226, year-over-year.Statewide sales of existing single-family homes totaled 15,666 in February, up 10.3 percent compared to a year ago, according to the latest data released by Florida Realtors. Statewide condominium sales totaled 8,028, up 7.0 percent from February 2012. Nationally, sales of existing single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums, and co-ops rose 0.8 percent from January and were 10.2 percent higher than they were in February 2012, according to the National Association of Realtors.
Miami home prices rose again in February, marking 15 consecutive months of appreciation for both single-family homes and condominiums. The median sales price of Miami-Dade condominiums, which has increased each of the last 19 months, rose 26.9 percent to $165,000 compared to a year earlier and 6.5 percent compared to the previous month. The median sales price of single-family homes rose 10.9 percent to $194,000 year-over-year and remained the same compared to the previous month.The average sales price for single-family homes in Miami-Dade County increased 30.3 percent to $389,368. The average sales price for condominiums increased 14.7 percent to $304,472.Statewide median sales prices in February increased 12.8 percent to $150,000 for single-family homes and 21.1 percent to $115,000 for condominiums. The national median existing-home price for all housing types was $173,600 in February, a 11.6 percent increase from February 2012, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
Strong demand for bank-owned (REO) properties and improved processing of short sales continues to yield absorption of distressed listings and to contribute to price appreciation. In January, 42.2 percent of all closed residential sales in Miami-Dade County were distressed, including REOs (bank-owned properties) and short sales, compared to 53.6 percent in February 2012 and 43.2 percent the previous month. Nationally, distressed homes accounted for 25 percent of February sales.Cash Sales Reflect Presence of International Buyers
In Miami-Dade County, 66.8 percent of total closed sales in February were all-cash sales, compared to 65.5 percent in February 2013 and 64.7 percent the previous month. Cash sales accounted for 49.6 percent of single-family, a 16.0 percent increase over previous year, and 78.1 percent of condominium closings, and increase of 4.8 percent over previous year. Nearly 90 percent of foreign buyers in Florida purchase properties all cash. This reflects the much stronger presence of international buyers in the Miami real estate market – by comparison all-cash sales nationally accounted for 32 percent of transactions in February, up from 28 percent the previous month and down from 31 percent in February 2012.
The MIAMI Association of REALTORS was chartered by the National Association of Realtors in 1920 and is celebrating more than 90 years of service to Realtors, the buying and selling public, and the communities in South Florida. Comprised of four organizations, the Residential Association, the Realtors Commercial Alliance, the Broward County Board of Governors, and the International Council, it represents more than 25,000 real estate professionals in all aspects of real estate sales, marketing, and brokerage. It is the largest local association in the National Association of Realtors, and has partnerships with more than 100 international organizations worldwide. MIAMI’s official website is

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