NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced today the results of the semi-annual evaluation of the NASDAQ OMX® CEA Smartphone Index (Nasdaq:QFON), which will become effective with the market open today.
As a result of the evaluation, the following security will be removed from the Index: InvenSense Inc. (INVN UN).
The Index is designed to track the performance of companies engaged in the Smartphone segment of the telecom and technology sectors. The Index includes companies primarily involved in the building and design of handsets, hardware, software, and mobile networks associated with the development, sale, and usage of Smartphones. A Smartphone is defined as a wireless, mobile communication device offering advanced capabilities and functionalities, including web access, through the use of an identifiable operating system. The securities must also meet other eligibility criteria which include minimum requirements for market capitalization and average daily dollar trading volume. The NASDAQ OMX® CEA Smartphone Index is evaluated semi-annually in March and September. For more information about the NASDAQ OMX® CEA Smartphone Index, including detailed eligibility criteria, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/.
The NASDAQ OMX CEA Smartphone Index is the basis for the First Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone Index Fund (Nasdaq:FONE), which seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield of the NASDAQ OMX CEA Smartphone Index before fees and expenses.
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About Consumer Electronics Association
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $186 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships CEA also owns and produces the International CES – The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at CE.org and Innovation-Movement.com.
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