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Mountain View, CA, October 30, 2006 — Rhythm NewMedia, a pioneer in mobile advertising, announced that it has closed $18 million in Series B financing. Carlyle Venture Partners, the US venture and growth arm of The Carlyle Group, a global private equity firm with over $44 billion under management, led this up round, joined by all existing institutional investors. Allan Thygesen, a Carlyle Managing Director, has joined the Rhythm NewMedia board of directors, joining existing investors Gary Little from Morgenthaler Ventures and Chris Schaepe from Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Rhythm was seed funded by Rembrandt Venture Partners. Lightspeed and Morgenthaler co-led the Series A in July 2005.

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SHANGHAI, China, and SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 9, 2006—Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC), an emerging Asia-based developer of innovative semiconductor processing technology and equipment, today completed its Series B financing, which raised $35 million. The financing will fund commercialization of the company’s proprietary advanced technology, which is primed to transform the world’s integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing fabs with a new level of technology and economic innovation for key process steps.

Participants in the round include existing investors Walden International, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Redpoint Ventures, Interwest Partners, Bay Partners, Global Catalyst Partners and KT Venture Group. Leading financial institution Goldman Sachs joined the round as a new investor.

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 21, 2006–Riverbed Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:RVBD) today announced an initial public offering of 8.7 million shares of its common stock at a price of $9.75 per share. Riverbed has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to approximately 1.3 million additional shares. Riverbed’s common stock will be listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “RVBD” and will begin trading Thursday, September 21, 2006.

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