SOURCE: Stock Market Alerts

October 20, 2006 09:28 ET

Friday's Hot Stock List! October 20, 2006

NOTE TO EDITORS: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by Stock Market Alerts.

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwire - October 20, 2006) - Stock Market Alerts' performance stock list includes: VIASPACE Incorporated (OTCBB: VSPC), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP).

Once again VIASPACE Inc. (OTCBB: VSPC) is on the move, and should continue to keep the attention of speculative investors this morning. Yesterday after the stock markets closed, the company, dedicated to commercializing proven technologies from NASA and the US Department of Defense, issued a press release announcing that its subsidiary, Ionfinity LLC, has been awarded a Phase II STTR contract extension and additional funding by the U.S. Air Force to develop, jointly with Aerospace Corp. and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a soft ionization membrane to be used as a micro ion engine for micro and nano satellite station keeping.

This news may get the attention of traders. The soft ionization membrane is a proprietary and patented technique to produce ion beams. The technology is also being applied to the mass spectrometry market where it is expected to provide a large increase in sensitivity with a large reduction in size and cost. In addition to the current $2B/year market for mass spectrometry instruments, the soft ionization membrane is expected to enable a new generation of sensors for detecting chemical and biological warfare agents, narcotics and explosives. The press release states that Ionfinity is pursuing these applications under separate contracts from the U.S. Army and Navy.

This continues to be a stock for speculative investors to watch! In other news, this week the company also announced that it has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on an Automated Threat Detection System based on a novel approach using image processing and automated reasoning techniques of both video and infrared surveillance data.

That press release stated that VIASPACE's proprietary technology is used to automatically detect items such as suicide bombs concealed under clothing at distances up to 100 meters away.

A profile of VIASPACE Inc. can be found at: http://www.wallstreettradingalerts.com/VSPC101906.html

Recently, Market Advisors has issued a report on VIASPACE, which can be seen at: http://www.growthstockalert.net/

Before the company's news was released, the stock closed on Thursday at Seventy-Four cents a share.

About VIASPACE: Originally founded in 1998 with the objective of transforming proven space and defense technologies from NASA and the Department of Defense into hardware and software solutions that solve today's complex problems, VIASPACE benefits from important patent and software licenses from Caltech, which manages NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Other Stocks of interest yesterday were:

Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) down 0.8% on 44.7 million shares traded. Microsoft Corp. is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

SanDisk® Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) up 2.6% on 22.5 million shares traded. SanDisk is the original inventor of flash storage cards and is the world's largest supplier of flash data storage card products, using its patented, high-density flash memory and controller technology.

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) up 3.1% on 5.1 million shares traded. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. is one of the leaders in securing the Internet.

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