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Eidogen, Inc.

Eidogen, Inc (formerly Bionomix) is a Pasadena, California based biotechnology company committed to delivering computational drug discovery platforms designed to overcome the new challenges facing drug discovery organizations in the post-genomic era. The last decade has seen the revolutionary human genome project transform the way our industry identifies drug targets. In the coming decade, an equally important revolution in the fields of structural biology and protein informatics will transform the way our industry performs target prioritization, lead identification, and lead optimization. Eidogen was established to lead this revolution. For more information on Eidogen, please visit

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Intel to Acquire Fulcrum Microsystems.

July 19, 2011 - Intel Corporation today announced it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fulcrum Microsystems Inc., a privately held fabless semiconductor company that designs Ethernet switch silicon for data center network providers.

“Intel is transforming from a leading server technology company to a comprehensive data center provider that offers computing, storage and networking building blocks,” said Kirk Skaugen, Intel vice president and general manager, Data Center Group. “Fulcrum Microsystems’ switch silicon, already recognized for high performance and low latency, complements Intel’s leading processors and Ethernet controllers, and will deliver our customers new levels of performance and energy efficiency while improving their economics of cloud service delivery.”

Founded in 1999, Fulcrum Microsystems (formerly Asynchronous Digital Design) is based in Calabasas, Calif. The company is focused on delivering high-performance and power-efficient silicon solutions for emerging multi-processor applications. They pioneered a patented circuit design methodology that enables them to deliver semiconductors that possess a number of unique characteristics as compared to high-performance ASICs

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Morpho Detection Enters Agreement to Acquire Syagen Technology.

April 19, 2011 - Morpho Detection, Inc., part of Morpho, Safran Group’s security business, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Syagen Technology, Inc. of Tustin, Calif. Syagen is a leading mass spectrometry technology development company for security applications.

The acquisition of Syagen strengthens Morpho Detection’s (MDI) position as the industry-leading provider of explosives and narcotics trace detection solutions for the homeland security market. Combining Syagen’s world class technologies with MDI’s global commercial and service reach is expected to generate strong growth potential and offer enhanced explosives trace detection capability, especially against emerging non-conventional explosives threats.

Syagen Technology, Inc. is an analytical instrumentation company developing mass spectrometry products and technology for high-speed molecular analysis for a broad range of chemical analysis applications, ranging from homeland security to pharmaceutical analysis. Syagen is a leader in developing innovative mass spectrometry products for airport checkpoints and air cargo screening and for defense applications. Syagen has also developed the PhotoMate line of Atmospheric Pressure Photoionization (APPI) sources sold through leading OEM manufacturers of Liquid Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry instrumentation.

SDL Acquires Language Weaver, Affirming its Leadership in Machine Translation and Global Information Management.

July 15, 2010 - SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management solutions, today announces it has signed an agreement to acquire Language Weaver Inc. ("Language Weaver"), a pioneer in statistical machine translation. This acquisition not only delivers best-of-breed automated translation technology into SDL's Global Information Management Platform, it does much more. Integration of secure machine translation technology into the translation supply chain at all levels will allow enterprises and governments to translate significantly larger volumes of content faster and more efficiently to meet the needs of the vast content in today's increasingly online world. The transaction has received shareholder approval of more than 85% of Language Weaver equity ownership.

SDL is acquiring Language Weaver for a consideration of US$42.5 million (£28.2 million) in cash, subject to adjustments for closing working capital and cash positions, with target cash in the business of US$4m.

Language Weaver's machine translation technology puts SDL firmly in place for ensuring the effective provision of secure multilingual content into the future's digital age. The two companies have joint customers, such as Adobe, Dell, Intel and Siemens and have tightly integrated their products to support both high-quality machine translation stand alone, as in combination with human translation. Language Weaver's customer base includes enterprises such as TripAdvisor, who use the technology to provide instant translations of community reviews of hotels and restaurants. Language Weaver's portfolio also includes government agencies around the world.

Language Weaver is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and operates in the United States, Europe and Japan, employing 96 staff. The company works closely with the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California, a leading research institute for machine translation, to further research and enhance statistical machine translation methods through the combined parties scientists.

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