Business News Archive - April 06, 2011

TORRANCE, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today announced the one-millionth sale of the Toyota Prius, the world's first mass-produced hybrid gas-electric vehicle, in the United States.

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Row 44, Inc., provider of the world's leading in-flight broadband entertainment platform, announced today that the company is expanding its coverage capabilities across the globe by combining Hughes's HX modem platform with Intelsat's IS fleet of Ku-band satellites. Row 44 currently offers service in North America, Europe and the Middle East, and is already executing on a plan to expand service to Mexico, the Caribbean, North Atlantic and Russia.

DAEGU, South Korea, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The 8th International Green Energy Expo, Top 3 PV event in Asia, 10th of professional pv trade fair, just kicked off today at EXCO, Daegu, Korea. International Green Energy Expo is the first PV show in Asia, and it has grown by 40% each year since 2004.

HIMEJI, Japan, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We at the Showa Group would like to inform you about the effects that the recent tragic events in Japan have had on our company.

MONACO, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - For the Second Consecutive Year, the Tesla Roadster Beats all During a Thrilling Race in Monaco The Tesla Roadster has reconfirmed its supremacy in the world of the alternative fuel vehicles, beating more than 100 competitors ( http://acm.mc/vea/vea_main.php?page=2011/engages_2011.php) during an exciting Monte Carlo Rally.

GRIMSBY, England, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Plogg Connected Appliances Become Web-enabled Offering a Future Integration Platform for the Smart Grid Energy Optimizers Limited's (EOL) metering device, called the plogg, now allows researchers to evaluate ubiquitous monitoring solutions for individual appliances and electronic devices using the Web in order to improve energy efficiency in the home and across the electricity grid. A team at the Networks Research Laboratory, University of Cyprus, has Web enabled the Plogg, using RESTful architecture, in feasibility studies with variable pricing tariffs.

HAIFA, Israel, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded a contract to supply self-propelled artillery and accompanying systems to an African country.

NANTERRE, France, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oberthur Technologies, a world leader in secure technologies, has considerably increased the capacity of its service centre in Torrejon de Ardoz (Madrid). With this expansion, Oberthur Technologies is able to offer its Banking, Telecommunications, Transport and Identity customers in Spain a wider range of value added services, as well as an even more efficient and accessible after-sales service. This move to bring the issuance closer to the distribution points enables Oberthur Technologies to implement new processes of "embedding-on-demand" (chip insertion) and "delivery-on-demand" (logistics platform).

SEATTLE, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) reached a major milestone with long-time customer Air Algerie this week when it delivered the 50th Boeing jetliner - a Next-Generation 737-800 - to the North African carrier. The 737 was the fourth of seven ordered in 2009.

SEATTLE, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered the first Next-Generation 737-800 to Algeria's Tassili Airlines, a fully owned subsidiary of Sonatrach - the state owned Algerian oil company.

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