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KEMPEN, GERMANY – Materials supplier Lackwerke Peters was among four North Rhine companies receiving accolades for exceptional engagement in local schools.

The companies were honored for promotion of knowledge in science and mathematics.

The awards were presented by Christa Thoben, Minister for Economy, Medium-sized Enterprises and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Barbara Sommer, Minister for Schools and Further Education, during a ceremony at parliament.


RICHARDSON, TXTitan Global Holdings on Friday reported and net operating losses of $23.8 million on record revenues of $111 million for 2007.

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WILSONVILLE, OR – Mentor Graphics’s third-quarter revenues were $186.3 million, with a loss of $9.1 million. Revenues for the quarter were down nearly 2.3% year-over-year.
 
Year-to-date revenues were $582.5 million, with a loss of $7 million, compared with revenue of $545.3 million, with a loss of $3.8 million, in the same period last year.
 
Bookings for the third quarter were up more than 10% year-over-year.

“Bookings were a record for any non-fourth quarter. Contract renewals among our 10 largest orders increased 50% over the corresponding prior contract,” said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO.

“Unfortunately, revenue timing issues on certain key orders impacted results for the quarter,” he added.

Compared to the same quarter last year, scalable verification bookings were up 25%; new and emerging bookings were up 35%; integrated systems design bookings were flat, and IC design to silicon bookings were down 5%.

Year-over-year bookings for Pacific Rim were up 35%; for North America, up 25%; for Japan, up 5%, and for Europe, bookings were down 15%, says Mentor.

For fiscal 2008, the company expects revenue of $860 million. Preliminary guidance for fiscal 2009 is for revenues of $920 million.
PHILADELPHIARohm and Haas today updated its expected 2007 guidance and outlook for 2008.
 
The company expects 2007 sales of approximately $8.8 billion, with growth in the fourth quarter of approximately 9 to 10% over the prior-year period.

Earnings will be adversely impacted by the price of raw materials, which increased $60 million over the same period in 2006.  The company has increased prices to cover these added raw material costs, and expects to have new pricing in place to cover further cost escalations by the beginning of first quarter 2008.

For the full-year 2008, the company forecasts a sales increase of approximately 14%. “Our 2008 outlook is positive,” notes Raj L. Gupta, president and CEO.

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