Red Herring Announces Inaugural Red Herring Small Cap 100 List

Winners Will Be Honored at the Red Herring Fall 2005 Conference
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(MARKET WIRE)--Dec 12, 2005 -- Red Herring announced today its first Red Herring Small Cap 100 list. The editors of the Red Herring evaluated over 2,500 publicly traded technology companies with market capitalizations of between US$300 million and US$1 billion from North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. "Small-cap technology companies are what most tech startups become after they go public," said Joel Dreyfuss, Editor-in-Chief of Red Herring.

"Red Herring's first list of small-cap companies allows us to track the evolution of these companies. We find that small-cap tech companies continue to be innovative even as they fulfill the demands of a competitive public market." The Red Herring Small Cap 100 is based on more than simply financial performance and growth. These public companies possess innovative technology and smart business models that can take them to the next level of competition. Red Herring's global perspective, provocative outlook on the technology landscape and Red Herring Innovation Index will make this list and conference unique and invaluable to technology and financial executives.

"The winners on this list are the most competitive, the most innovative and the most promising technology companies in the small-cap segment. We hope that the Red Herring Small Cap 100 list will shine the light on them that they deserve," said Dreyfuss. The award ceremony for the Small Cap 100 will be held during the Red Herring Fall 2005 conference, December 13th-15th in San Francisco, California. All award winners will be profiled in issue #47 of Red Herring magazine, on sale December 12th, which also contains Red Herring's Top 10 Trends for 2006. The full list can also be viewed at http://www.herringevents.com.

Red Herring Fall 2005, dedicated to celebrating the world's most exciting publicly traded, small-cap technology companies, will feature keynote speeches, lively dialogue and presentations by the leaders of the Red Herring Small Cap 100. The Red Herring Fall 2005 conference is an invitation-only gathering for CEOs, select senior executives, and the investment and media communities. To request an invitation, contact Michael Felber at 650.428.2900 or mfelber@redherring.com.

About Red Herring Events
Red Herring events have long delivered clear and intelligent insight into the critical trends shaping the future of technology. We bring together industry leaders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and our own business intelligence team to share ideas and present our research-based discoveries. Participants explore the strategic shifts and disruptive impact that new technologies will have in key US and international markets. Along the way, they will get a glimpse of the future. Additional information is available at http://www.redherring.com/events. The Red Herring Small Cap 100 companies are listed below in alphabetical order:

Company

Ticker

Country

Aastra Technologies

(Toronto:AAH.TO)

Canada

ADE

(Nasdaq:ADEX)

USA

Advanced Digital Information

(Nasdaq:ADIC)

USA

Aeroflex

(Nasdaq:ARXX)

USA

Albany Molecular Research

(Nasdaq:AMRI)

USA

Allscripts Healthcare Solutions

(Nasdaq:MDRX)

USA

Altiris Inc.

(Nasdaq:ATRS)

USA

American Science & Engineering

(Nasdaq:ASEI)

USA

American Vanguard

(AMEX:AVD)

USA

Ansoft

(Nasdaq:ANST)

USA

Aspect Medical Systems

(Nasdaq:ASPM)

USA

Aveva Group

(London:AVV.L)

United Kingdom

Blackbaud

(Nasdaq:BLKB)

USA

Blackboard

(Nasdaq:BBBB)

USA

Cabcharge Australia

(Australia:CAB.AX)

Australia

Ceradyne

(Nasdaq:CRDN)

USA

China Medical Technologies

(Nasdaq:CMED)

China

Cohu

(Nasdaq:COHU)

USA

Computer Programs & Systems

(Nasdaq:CPSI)

USA

Concur Technologies

(Nasdaq:CNQR)

USA

Core Laboratories

(NYSE:CLB)

Netherlands, The

Dendrite International

(Nasdaq:DRTE)

USA

Detica Group

(London:DCA.L)

United Kingdom

Dot Hill Systems

(Nasdaq:HILL)

USA

eCollege.com

(Nasdaq:ECLG)

USA

EDO

(NYSE:EDO)

USA

Elbit Systems

(Nasdaq:ESLT)

Israel

Elcoteq

(HLSE: ELQAV)

Finland

EnerSys

(NYSE:ENS)

USA

Epicor Software

(Nasdaq:EPIC)

USA

EPIQ Systems

(Nasdaq:EPIQ)

USA

eResearchTechnology

(Nasdaq:ERES)

USA

Escala Group

(Nasdaq:ESCL)

USA

Esterline Technologies

(NYSE:ESL)

USA

Fast Search & Transfer

(OB: FAST)

USA

Geodesic Information Systems

(Boston:503699)

India

GES International

(SGX: G01)

Singapore

Given Imaging

(Nasdaq:GIVN)

Israel

Guangzhou Pharmaceutical

(SEHK: 874)

China

Hanmi Pharmaceutical

(KOSE: A008930)

Korea

(South)

 

Hyflux

(SGX: 600)

Singapore

ILOG

(Nasdaq:ILOG)

USA

Intermagnetics General

(Nasdaq:IMGC)

USA

IRESS Market Technology

(Australia:IRE.AX)

Australia

IRIS International

(Nasdaq:IRIS)

USA

IXYS

(Nasdaq:SYXI)

USA

J2 Global Communications

(Nasdaq:JCOM)

USA

Kinsus Interconnect Technology

(TSEC: 3189)

Taiwan

La Cie Group

(ENXTPA: LAC)

France

Laserscope

(Nasdaq:LSCP)

USA

LifeCell

(Nasdaq:LIFC)

USA

LoJack

(Nasdaq:LOJN)

USA

Macrovision

(Nasdaq:MVSN)

USA

ManTech

(Nasdaq:MANT)

USA

Meridian Bioscience

(Nasdaq:VIVO)

USA

Merry Electronics

(TSEC: 2439)

Taiwan

Metrologic Instruments

(Nasdaq:MTLG)

USA

Micronic Laser Systems

(OM: MICR)

Sweden

MicroStrategy

(Nasdaq:MSTR)

USA

MKS Instruments

(Nasdaq:MKSI)

USA

Molecular Devices

(Nasdaq:MDCC)

USA

MorphoSys

(DB: MOR)

Germany

Motech Industries

(6244)

Taiwan

Multi-Fineline Electronix

(Nasdaq:MFLX)

USA

NICE-Systems

(Nasdaq:NICE)

USA

Nordic Semiconductor

(OB: NOD)

Norway

Novatel Wireless

(Nasdaq:NVTL)

USA

OmniVision Technologies

(Nasdaq:OVTI)

USA

Open Solutions

(Nasdaq:OPEN)

USA

Open Text

(Nasdaq:OTEX)

Canada

Option

(ENXTBR: OPTI)

Belgium

Orbotech

(Nasdaq:ORBK)

Israel

Packeteer

(Nasdaq:PKTR)

USA

Palomar Medical Technologies

(Nasdaq:PMTI)

USA

PDF Solutions

(Nasdaq:PDFS)

USA

Per-Se Technologies

(Nasdaq:PSTI)

USA

Q-Med

(OM: QMED)

Sweden

Quality Systems

(Nasdaq:QSII)

USA

Retalix

(Nasdaq:RTLX)

Israel

Rofin-Sinar Technologies

(Nasdaq:RSTI)

Germany

Salix Pharmaceuticals

(Nasdaq:SLXP)

USA

Secure Computing

(Nasdaq:SCUR)

USA

Serologicals

(Nasdaq:SERO)

USA

Sigmatel

(Nasdaq:SGTL)

USA

Sino Biopharmaceutical

(SEHK: 1177)

China

Sohu.com

(Nasdaq:SOHU)

China

Solomon Systech

(SEHK: 2878)

Hong Kong

Somanetics

(NasdaqSC:SMTS)

USA

Sonic Solutions

(Nasdaq:SNIC)

USA

SonoSite

(Nasdaq:SONO)

USA

Sunplus Technology

(TSEC: 2401)

Taiwan

Symyx Technologies

(Nasdaq:SMMX)

USA

Synaptics

(Nasdaq:SYNA)

USA

TALX

(Nasdaq:TALX)

USA

TOM Online

(Nasdaq:TOMO)

China

Ulticom

(Nasdaq:ULCM)

USA

VASCO Data Security

(NasdaqSC:VDSI)

USA

ViaSat

(Nasdaq:VSAT)

USA

Vital Signs

(Nasdaq:VITL)

USA

WebSideStory

(Nasdaq:WSSI)

USA

Contact: Michael Felber 650.428.2900 mfelber@redherring.com