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29 November 2007


In brief: Riber; JDSU; Gold Canyon

Riber receives order for two Compact21 research systems

Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) equipment maker Riber of Bezons, France has received an order for two Compact21 research systems from an unnamed European research institute. One system will be used for nitride compounds. The other will be used for zinc oxide.

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JDSU names BKtel 2007 EMEA Distributor of the Year

Broadband and optical communications component maker JDSU of Milpitas, CA, USA has named Germany-based fiber-optic component and subsystem distributor BKtel Components as 2007 Distributor of the Year for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. This is the second consecutive year that JDSU has recognized BKtel for driving sales of JDSU optical communication products in the region.
Founded in 2006, BKtel supplies solutions that allow optical network equipment manufacturers to create and operate interactive optical networks. JDSU’s products are widely used in the cable TV and fibre-access segments in EMEA, where high-speed interconnectivity is becoming increasingly widespread.

Also, by offering ‘improved support, aggressive pricing and quality products’, BKtel secured optical communications business from Andrew Wireless Systems GmbH, the German division of Andrew Corp, which uses JDSU components in ‘in-building’ and ‘distributed’ antenna systems (to transfer signals between cell-phone system antennas and base-stations within a fiber-optic system).

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Gold Canyon increases private placement from $1m to $3m

Mineral exploration firm Gold Canyon Resources Inc of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada has increased the size of its private placement of common shares (announced on 7 November) from $1m to $3m.

Proceeds will be used primarily for further work to follow-up results from the last drill campaigns at the firm’s Cordero Gallium Project in in Humboldt County, NV, USA (owned through US subsidiary Gold Canyon Resources USA Inc) as well as at its Springpole Gold Project in the Red Lake area of Ontario, as well as for general corporate purposes.

Gold Canyon plans a core drilling program at Cordero in January to further test the new high-grade model that returned up to 245g/ton of gallium over 25 feet during the last drill program. The large-diameter core will also provide a mini bulk sample for metallurgical testing and support for an economic scoping study. At least $1m is budgeted to meet objectives and take Cordero to the next stage, the firm says

Gold Canyon says that its exploration and development team will also continue to research new projects to ensure a steady pipeline of new opportunities.