for deployment in Q1 2012. Eight19’s IndiGo was launched last year in Kenya (September 2011) and is currently being rolled-out into other parts of Africa and the Indian sub-continent. These products replace poorly performing kerosene lamps which also contri- bute significantly to ill-health and carbon footprint in emerging economies. According to the World Bank, the replacement market for kerosene lighting is worth over $38Bn worldwide.
V Group (EVG) has signed a joint-development and licensing agreement with Eulitha AG, a
pioneer and leader in the production of high-quality nanostructures using advanced lithography tech- niques. EVG will integrate Eulitha‘s PHABLE™ mask- based ultraviolet (UV) photolithography technology with EVG‘s automated mask aligner product platform with the goal of developing a low-cost-of-ownership (CoO) nanopatterning solution to enable the produc- tion of high-brightness light emitting diodes (HB- LEDs). With demo capabilities in place already, the first products are expected to ship later in 2012.
luidigm Corporation has appointed AH diagnostics as its exclusive distributor in Scandinavia (Swe-
den, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland), effec- tive February 1, 2012. AH diagnostics will offer Fluidigm‘s complete portfolio of BioMark™ HD, EP1™, and Access Array™ Systems, the complete line
up of Dynamic Array™, Digital Array™ and Access Array IFCs for real-time PCR, digital PCR, single- cell gene expression, sample preparation for next- generation sequencing, and SNP genotyping; plus Fluidigm‘s new DELTAgene™ and SNPtype™ assays.
UJIFILM Holdings Corporation (TSE: 4901, Fuji- film) announced the commencement of a tender
offer through its indirect wholly-owned U.S. subsi- diary Salmon Acquisition Corporation for all out- standing shares of common stock of SonoSite, Inc. (NASDAQ: SONO, hereinafter: SonoSite) for $54 per share, net to the seller in cash, without interest and less any required withholding taxes.
The tender offer is being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase, dated January 17, 2012, and in connec- tion with the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated December 15, 2011, among Fujifilm, Salmon Acquisition Corporation and So- noSite. The tender offer is scheduled to expire on February 15, 2012, at 17:00 New York (EST), subject to one or more possible extensions and a subsequent offer period.
EADWATERS (NYSE: HW) announced that Great River Energy has acquired full ownership
of Blue Flint Ethanol LLC, an ethanol biorefinery located in Underwood, ND, USA. Moreover, Headwaters has repurchased and can- celed approximately $7.7 million in aggregate princi-
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