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Acquisition Proposals, New Products, Acquisitions Agreement, Divestitures, and Quarterly Earnings Schedule - Research Report on Riverbed, Atmel, Finisar, Perfect World, and 8x8

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NEW YORK, January 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: RVBD), Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML), Finisar Corp. (NASDAQ: FNSR), Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD), and 8x8 Inc. (NASDAQ: EGHT). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Riverbed Technology, Inc. Research Report

On January 8, 2014, Riverbed Technology, Inc. (Riverbed) announced that it has received an unsolicited proposal from Elliott Management Corporation to acquire all outstanding shares of the Company for a cash consideration of $19.00 per share. According to Riverbed, the Company's Board will review the offer and communicate its views about the same in due course. The Full Research Report on Riverbed Technology, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/2e9f_RVBD

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Atmel Corporation Research Report

On January 7, 2014, Atmel Corporation (Atmel) unveiled the Atmel SAM G family of ARM Cortex-M4-based MCUs that integrate high performance and ultra-low power in a small form factor. Atmel reported that the complete solution is ideal for sensor hub and battery-operated consumer applications including sensor hubs for smartphones, tablets and Ultrabooks, as well as wearables, healthcare, gateways, bridges, and audio devices. Oyvind Strom, Senior Director of Microcontroller Products, Atmel, said, "Atmel's new SAM G Cortex-M4 family provides all the requirements for sensor hub and IoT applications delivering the industry's lowest power consumption and highest performance, all packaged in some of the most compact form factors to meet every space constrained designer's needs." The Full Research Report on Atmel Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/3d14_ATML

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Finisar Corp. Research Report

On January 8, 2014, Finisar Corp. (Finisar) announced that it has entered into an agreement with u2t Photonics AG for the acquisition of 100% of the equity interests in the latter for a cash consideration of c.$20 million, subject to certain adjustments. Finisar stated that it expects to close the transaction in January 2014, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions. John Clark, Finisar's Executive Vice President for Technology and Global R&D, said, "Finisar is very excited about the near term applications for the u2t technology and products for the 100G coherent telecom markets." Clark added, "We are even more excited about the potential to use this technology to help drive data rates higher than 100 Gb/s and form factors smaller than the CFP2 module and enabling new market applications in both telecom and datacom." The Full Research Report on Finisar Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/05aa_FNSR

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Perfect World Co., Ltd. Research Report

On December 27, 2013, Perfect World Co., Ltd. (Perfect World) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Beijing Baidu Netcom Science Technology Co., Ltd. to sell Beijing Huanxiang Zongheng Chinese Literature Website Co., Ltd. (PW Literature), the entity that operates its Chinese online reading business. The Company notified that the total consideration of the transaction is c.RMB191.5 million, for the acquisition of PW Literature's equity and the repayment of PW Literature's loan from Perfect World. The Full Research Report on Perfect World Co., Ltd. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/1c89_PWRD

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8x8 Inc. Research Report

On January 2, 2014, 8x8 Inc. (8x8) announced that it will release its Q3 FY 2014 results (period ended December 31, 2013) after the market hours on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. 8x8 reported that its CEO, Vik Verma and CFO, Dan Weirich, will host a conference call on the same day at 4:30 p.m. ET. The Company notified that interested parties may access the live webcast of the call along with a replay version through its Investor Relations website. The Full Research Report on 8x8 Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

http://www.AnalystsCorner.com/r/full_research_report/33af_EGHT

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