March 13, 2012 09:07 ET

Vital News Alert: Ex-CEO & Chairman of Apple Computers & National Semiconductor Joins 5BARz

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL--(Marketwire - Mar 13, 2012) - "stocks to watch" for today: 5BARz International Inc. (OTCBB: BARZ), AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL), Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN).

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Big news was announced again yesterday from 5BARz International Inc. (OTCBB: BARZ) that the Company is pleased to reveal Dr. Gil Amelio, a senior industry executive, venture capitalist and a member of the Board of Directors of AT&T, has joined the Advisory Board of 5BARz International Inc., effective March 1, 2012.

Dr. Amelio's iconic career has transcended some of the most fundamental technology companies in the USA, including Chairman and CEO of Apple Computer and National Semiconductor in addition to senior executive positions with Rockwell International and Fairchild Semiconductor. He launched his career as a member of the technical staff at Bell Labs' legendary Murray Hill, NJ campus. Dr. Amelio received a bachelor's degree, master's degree, and Ph.D. in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has been awarded 16 patents and a seventeenth is pending. He is the co-author of three books, two of which were business best sellers.

Mr. Daniel Bland, President and CEO of 5BARz International Inc., states, "Gil has been an inspiration to our developing Company for some time, having identified our technology in the early stages as a much needed component within the mobile network infrastructure. We could not be more delighted to have Gil's experience and cutting-edge technological insights as we continue to build 5BARz into a major provider of advance mobile solutions. Dr. Gil Amelio joins fellow Advisory Board member Mr. Marcello Caputo (CEO of Telefonica USA) and Mr. George Lauro and Mr. Finis Conner as important advisors as we integrate the 5BARz™ technology into the international mobile marketplace."

"The 5BARz team is successfully addressing mobile coverage and dropped calls by providing a personal size signal amplifier that significantly boosts the robustness of wireless communications. I am excited about having the opportunity to advise 5BARz as they take on this critically important system enhancement," stated Dr. Amelio. "

Read the entire BARZ press release officially announcing Dr. Gil Amelio has joined the Advisory Board here:

BARZ.OB closed up 4.69% Monday (03/12/12) on much higher than normal trading volume of 411,511 shares traded.
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) closed up 0.83% on Monday (03/12/12) on 20.5 Mil Shares Traded. AT&T plans to roll out 4G LTE in several key cities soon including locations such as New Orleans, St. Louis, Cleveland, Staten Island, Naples and more, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology and faster mobile Internet speeds.
Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) closed up 1.25% on Monday (03/12/12) on 14.5 Mil shares traded. Apple Inc., already sold out of new iPads at its online store, could sell 1 million in a day when the product is released to retail stores, U.S. analysts say. While consumers could pre-order the new iPad online for delivery by Friday, delays started to pop up and, by last Friday, Apple was announcing delays ranging from three days to three weeks.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN) closed down 1.12% on Monday (03/12/12) on 7.05 Mil Shares Traded. Texas Instruments and iRobot Corp., a leader in robotic technology-based solutions, announced a partnership to develop robotic technologies using TI's smart multicore OMAP™ platform. On September 23, 2011, National Semiconductor formally became part of Texas Instruments as the "Silicon Valley" division.
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