NEW YORK, March 19, 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 added to the Index: InvenSense Inc. (NYSE:INVN).
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.
The following three securities will be removed from the Index: American Tower Corporation (NYSE:AMT), CTS Corporation (NYSE:CTS), and LSI Corporation (NYSE:LSI).
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The inventor and transformer of the electronic exchange, The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., fuels economies with revolutionary technologies for the entire lifecycle of a trade - from risk management to trade to surveillance to clearing. In the US and Europe, we own and operate 24 markets, 3 clearinghouses and 6 central securities depositories supporting equities, options, fixed income, derivatives, commodities, futures and structured products. Able to traffic more than 1 million messages per second at sub-80 microsecond speeds with 99.999% uptime, our technology drives more than 70 exchanges in 50 developed and emerging countries into the future, powering 1 in 10 of the world's securities transactions. Our award-winning data products and worldwide indexes are the benchmarks in the financial industry. Home to 3,400 listed companies worth $5.1 trillion in market cap whose innovations shape our world, we give the ideas of tomorrow access to capital today. Welcome to where the world takes a big leap forward, daily. Welcome to the NASDAQ OMX Century. To learn more, visit www.nasdaqomx.com. Follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/NASDAQ) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx). (Symbol: NDAQ and member of S&P 500)
About Consumer Electronics Association
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $195 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 www.CE.org, www.DeclareInnovation.com and through social media; .
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