PTS, Inc. (OTC.BB:PTSH) has entered into a Share Exchange Agreement pursuant to which PTSH will acquire 70% of ThinLine Technology Group at the closing. Closing shall occur as soon as PTSH receives satisfactory audited financials from ThinLine, but not later than December 31, 2010.
ThinLine Technology Group (www.thinlinegroup.com) manages, markets and maintains the IT and VOIP infrastructure for small and medium business (SMB market) and provides Private Cable Operators (PCO market) private label billing and call center support. At present, the company services over 21,000 clients on behalf of Private Cable Operators over 400 apartment properties across the United States.
The company consists of three divisions of expertise that provides one-stop solutions for customers' technology needs across a broad spectrum of marketing, support and technology services:
ThinLine IT: providing CTO services and consulting, remote server and desktop support, disaster recovery, hosted exchange, software development, mobile application development and managed IT services.
ThinLine Connect: providing Internet and communications system consulting, business VoIP, hosted PBX technology, web-based CRM tools, and white-label call center support services.
ThinLine Interactive: providing local search marketing, social media marketing consulting, pay-per-click marketing, web hosting, web development and optimization, and mobile (SMS) marketing.
"This acquisition is of significant importance for PTSH. This addition continues the company's mission to reorganize and focus on developing and growing across multiple verticals. We shall continue to pursue our business model of growing our business throughout Technology, Retail and Finance under the company umbrella. This strategy will help diversify income and allow the company to grow utilizing the managed service model," states Marc Pintar, interim CEO.
In other company news and events: In concert with today's merger news, PTS, Inc. will shortly announce its new officers directors and board members, replacing current interim management.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:IDTI) the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, announced on November 4, 2010 its new real-time clock with temperature compensation, providing high accuracy over the full industrial temperature range. In addition, this new family of timing devices also features tamper-detect functionality to help protect systems that are prone to hacking.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™, combines analog and digital technology to develop system-level innovations that optimize customers’ applications and enrich the end-user experience. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing and consumer segments.
Axcelis Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq:ACLS) announced on November 3, 2010 financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. The Company reported third quarter revenue of $75.1 million, compared to $58.2 million for the second quarter of 2010, a 29% increase over the prior quarter. Net loss for the quarter was $6.3 million, or $0.06 per share, of which $1.5 million ($0.01 per share) is attributable to non-cash foreign exchange losses. This compares to a net loss for the second quarter of 2010 of $4.5 million, or $0.04 per share. Loss from operations improved 6.6% over the second quarter. The Company reported a 77% increase in systems revenues and a 48% jump in systems orders over the previous quarter. Cash and cash equivalents, including restricted cash, were $52.9 million at September 30, 2010. The Company ended the quarter with working capital of $156.0 million.
Axcelis Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ACLS) headquartered in Beverly, Massachusetts, provides innovative, high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry. Axcelis is dedicated to developing enabling process applications through the design, manufacture and complete life support of ion implantation and cleaning systems.
Cirrus Logic Inc. (Nasdaq:CRUS) announced that it has completed the repurchase of approximately 1.5 million shares of the company’s stock at an average price of $12.96, pursuant to the $20 million share repurchase program authorized by the Cirrus Logic Board of Directors in January 2009. In addition, the company announced that the Board has authorized a share repurchase program of up to an additional $80 million. The repurchases will be funded from existing cash and will be effected from time to time in accordance with applicable securities laws through the open market or in privately negotiated transactions. The timing of the repurchases and the actual amount purchased will depend on a variety of factors including the market price of the company’s shares, general market and economic conditions, and other corporate considerations.
Cirrus Logic develops high-precision, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for a broad range of innovative customers. Building on its diverse analog and signal-processing patent portfolio, Cirrus Logic delivers highly optimized products for a variety of audio and energy-related applications.
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