Network Engines, Inc. (Nasdaq:NEI) reached up 82.96% in morning trading to $1.43 with 2.5M shares traded. NEI is a leading provider of server-based application platforms and lifecycle support services for software developers and OEMs worldwide. Through its expertise and comprehensive suite of solution design, system integration, application management, global logistics, support, and maintenance services, NEI is redefining application deployment solutions to provide customers with a sustainable competitive advantage. More than a decade of appliance innovation with the ability to provide physical, virtual and cloud-ready solutions makes NEI one of the most trusted software deployment partners in the industry. NEI (NEI) announced today that it has signed a definitive merger agreement with UNICOM Systems, Inc. ("UNICOM") and a new UNICOM subsidiary under which UNICOM, a global information technology company and part of the UNICOM group of companies, will acquire NEI for $1.45 per common share in cash. The transaction is valued at approximately $63.2 million. This price represents a premium of approximately 85.5% to NEI's closing price of $0.78 on June 18, 2012.
Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTI) reached up 29.63% in morning trading to $.945 with 950K shares traded. Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. is a developer of thin-film photovoltaic modules using flexible substrate materials that can transform the way solar power generation integrates into everyday life. Ascent Solar modules can be directly integrated into standard building materials, commercial transportation, automotive solutions, space applications, consumer electronics for portable power and durable off-grid solutions. Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASTI) announced today that it has received a purchase order for 50,000 units of its EnerPlex solar charger for the Apple ® (AAPL) iPhone ® *. The EnerPlex charger was launched in early June, and it was displayed at Ascent’s annual shareholder’s meeting. It was first publicly displayed to the industry at Intersolar in Europe last week. The product takes advantage of Ascent’s ultra-light, thin and flexible solar panels and enables iPhone users to provide supplementary charging of their iPhones with sunlight.
Hollund Industrial Marine, Inc. (PINK:HIMR) reached up 18.18% in morning trading to $.0013 with 20M shares traded. Hollund Industrial Marine Inc. seeks to align the interests of businesses, communities, utilities and governments by offering an integrated business model for underwater forest management. Hollund's model -- including resource and needs assessment, permitting, environmental and project planning, logging, milling, product branding and sales adds value for their shareholders, their partners and reservoir based communities. Hollund Industrial Marine, Inc. (HIMR) announced today that the South American Project Development Team has targeted the Tucurui and Balbina dam reservoirs in Brazil for planned future development. Combined project estimates conservatively reflect close to $2 Billion -- partly giving cause to pursue exclusive licensing of underwater logging technology.
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