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2010-03-17 19:18:00

ROANOKE, Va., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCCF) ("OCC") today announced financial results for its fiscal first quarter ended January 31, 2010. First Quarter 2010 Financial Results OCC reported improved results of operations during the first quarter of fiscal year 2010, when compared to the same period last year. The Company recorded a net loss attributable to OCC of $316,000, or $0.05 per basic and diluted share, for the first quarter of...

2010-01-29 07:02:00

ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq: OCCF) ("OCC") today announced financial results for its fiscal year and fourth quarter ended October 31, 2009. Fiscal Year 2009 Financial Results OCC's consolidated net sales for fiscal year 2009 decreased 4.0% to $58.6 million from $61.0 million for fiscal year 2008. The Company believes that the decline in net sales is primarily attributable to the global economic recession. The sale of enterprise...

2010-01-27 07:30:00

ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The West End Center and Family Service of Roanoke Valley were awarded grants of $5,000 and $10,000 respectively through Cox Communications' new philanthropic initiative -- Cox Charities. The grants were awarded during a special reception held on January 27, at the Cox Communications headquarters in Roanoke. "Cox Communications is committed to making a difference here in the community. We are so pleased to support the work of these two great...

2010-01-05 07:00:00

ROANOKE, Va., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- PixelOptics, Inc. ("Pixel") of Roanoke, Virginia announced today that Pixel and Panasonic Shikoku Electronics Co., Ltd ("Panasonic Shikoku Electronics") of Matsuyama, Japan have been collaborating in the development of PixelOptics' electronic eyeglasses. Pixel, the world's first composite ophthalmic lens company, is developing, and plans to market and sell both static (fixed focus) and electronic dynamic (changeable focus) lenses. Pixel launched...

2009-11-23 11:29:00

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq: OCCF) ("OCC") today announced that Applied Optical Systems, Inc. ("AOS"), a wholly owned subsidiary of OCC, has prevailed in a major patent infringement lawsuit brought in November 2006, by Amphenol Fiber Systems International ("FSI"), a subsidiary of Amphenol Corporation (NYSE: APH). OCC acquired AOS on October 31, 2009, as previously announced. The jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern...

2009-11-23 07:55:00

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Synchrony, Inc., the leader in clean, efficient, and reliable technology for rotating machinery and power conversion systems, announced today that it has received an order from McQuay International for serial production of integrated drive trains to be used in high efficiency chillers. McQuay will incorporate Synchrony's innovative technology into its recently introduced line of frictionless chillers. The chillers are designed for commercial and...

2009-11-17 08:11:00

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCCF) ("OCC") today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has approved a plan to purchase and retire up to 325,848 shares of OCC's common stock, or 5% of the current shares outstanding. OCC anticipates that the purchases will be made during the next 12 to 24 months. "The repurchase plan announced today highlights the Board of Director's continuing confidence in OCC's long-term prospects and...

2009-11-12 07:00:00

Hollins Communications Research Institute Pioneers Stuttering Therapy Advancements ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Individuals who stutter now can receive affordable, effective treatment thanks to technological advancements that reduce the average cost of stuttering treatment by more than 50 percent. At the same time, stuttering therapy participants benefit from more effective learning of fluency skills and greater confidence in their abilities to overcome stuttering....

2009-11-11 18:50:00

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCCF) ("OCC") today announced that SMP Data Communications, also known as Superior Modular Products Incorporated and a wholly owned subsidiary of OCC, has been merged into OCC -- creating one company named Optical Cable Corporation. OCC acquired SMP Data Communications on May 30, 2008. The acquisition brought together a leading designer, innovator and manufacturer of fiber optic cable and an...

2009-11-05 18:17:00

ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Optical Cable Corporation (Nasdaq GM: OCCF) ("OCC") today announced that it has acquired Applied Optical Systems, Inc. ("AOS"), a designer, developer and manufacturer of specialty fiber optic connectors and connectivity solutions for military and harsh environment applications. The acquisition was completed on October 31, 2009, and Applied Optical Systems is now a wholly owned subsidiary of OCC. OCC acquired Applied Optical Systems by...


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