Audience, Inc. provides voice and audio solutions for mobile devices in Korea, China, the United States, and internationally. Its platform consists of proprietary, purpose-built digital signal processors (DSPs) and audio codecs, analog and mixed signal circuits, and algorithms for voice isolation and noise suppression. The company offers voice and audio processors, including eS305, a second generation voice and audio processor for far-field wideband communications; eS310 that provides flexible connectivity to analog and digital interfaces; eS325, a third generation voice and audio processor for consistent voice call experience when moving between 3G and 4G networks; eS70x, which delivers a range of innovations in speech, voice, and multimedia audio processing, as well as delivers improved performance in third generation automatic speech recognition assist, bandwidth expansion, improved acoustic echo cancellation, and audio playback enhancements technologies; and eS75x that combines the eS70x advanced voice and audio processing capabilities with a high performance mixed-signal audio sub-system. It also provides AuViD graphical design tools that enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to integrate and customize the features of its voice and audio processors in a multitude of device designs. The company sells its products to OEMs and their contract manufacturers through its direct sales force, third-party sales representatives, and distributors. The company was formerly known as Applied Neurosystems Corporation and changed its name to Audience, Inc. in June 2002. Audience, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Mountain View, California.
Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, develops and commercializes therapies for patients with debilitating rare diseases in the United States. The company's products include JUXTAPID (lomitapide) and LOJUXTA (lomitapide) hard capsules, an adjunct to a low-fat diet and other lipid-lowering treatments in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia. It also has the right to use lomitapide in the field of monotherapy or in combination with other dyslipidemic therapies for treatment of patients with other severe forms of hypercholesterolemia. The company distributes its products directly to patients and other purchasers through a specialty pharmacy. Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Affymetrix, Inc. provides life science tools and molecular diagnostic products that enable parallel analysis of biological systems at the gene, protein, and cell level primarily in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The company operates in two segments, Affymetrix Core and eBioscience. The Affymetrix Core segment is engaged in the development, manufacture, and commercialization of systems for genetic analysis in the life sciences and diagnostic industry. This segment develops and markets GeneChip gene expression products and services; genotyping product line, such as the Axiom product line; arrays and assays with clinical research applications, such as the CytoScan and OncoScan products; QuantiGene line of singleplex and multiplex assays to serve customers in the research and translational medicine markets; and GeneTitan family of products consisting of the GeneTitan instrument system that runs genotyping and gene expression array plates. It also offers life science reagents, such as ExoSAP-IT for a reagent for the clean-up of polymerase chain reaction, and HotStart-IT reagents to inhibit primer dimer formation; enzymes; purification kits; and biochemicals for life science researchers. The eBioscience segment is involved in the development, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of research products in the areas of flow cytometry, immunoassays, microscopic imaging, and other protein-based analyses. This segment offers a portfolio of antibodies and reagents, as well as a range of the QuantiGene and Procarta assay portfolio. The company sells its products directly and through third party distributors to genomic research centers, academic institutions, government, and private laboratories, as well as pharmaceutical, diagnostic, and biotechnology companies. Affymetrix, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.
Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. operates as an underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market worldwide. The company's Excess and Surplus Lines segment underwrites casualty, property, automobile, and professional liability coverage for contractors, manufacturers, distributors, property owners, retailers, restaurants, environmental consultants and contractors, and smaller medical facilities. This segment also offers errors and omissions, and management liability products for wholesale and retail distribution partners; and risk management solutions for accountants, architects and engineers, commercial crime, directors and officers, employment practices, fiduciary, lawyers, miscellaneous professionals, technology, privacy, and security customers. Its Commercial Specialty segment underwrites coverage for small commercial businesses comprising office, retail operations, light manufacturing, and restaurants; provides casualty, property, surety, auto, and umbrella coverage, as well as artisan contractor packages; and operates a non-risk-bearing agency. This segment also offers general and automobile liability, automobile physical damage, property, inland marine, crime, public official's and educator's legal liabilities, employment practices, law enforcement liability, and workers compensation coverage for small and intermediate-sized public sector entities. The company's International Specialty segment provides specialty property catastrophe reinsurance, and excess casualty and professional insurance; and underwrites general, products, directors and officers, errors and omissions, and employment practices liabilities for various clients; and underwrites coverage for cargo and marine, property and engineering, financial lines, and motor businesses. The Syndicate 1200 segment underwrites property, specialty, and non-U.S. liability insurance. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Pembroke, Bermuda.
AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. provides healthcare workforce solutions and staffing services to healthcare facilities in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Nurse and Allied Healthcare Staffing, Locum Tenens Staffing, and Physician Permanent Placement Services. The Nurse and Allied Healthcare Staffing segment offers a range of clinical workforce solutions, including a managed services workforce solution to manage the contingent needs for a client; a recruitment process outsourcing program that replaces or complements a client's existing internal recruitment function for permanent staffing needs; a vendor management system delivered through software as a service; and traditional staffing service solutions of local, short and long-term assignment lengths. The Locum Tenens Staffing segment places independent contractors physicians of various specialties, advanced practice clinicians, and dentists on a locum tenens basis with various healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, medical groups, occupational medical clinics, psychiatric facilities, government institutions, and insurance companies. The Physician Permanent Placement Services segment provides physician permanent placement services to hospitals, healthcare facilities, and physician practice groups. It serves acute and sub-acute care hospitals, government facilities, community health centers and clinics, physician practice groups, and other healthcare settings. AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.
Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. is a publicly owned real estate investment trust. The firm engages in investment and management of properties in the hospitality industry. It invests in the real estate markets of the United States. The firm primarily invests in hotels with a focus on the ownership of upper-upscale and upscale full-service and select service hotels in primary, secondary and resort markets. It also invests in mid-scale and luxury hotels. The firm invests across all segments and at all levels of the capital structure, including direct hotel investments, first mortgages, mezzanine loans, construction loans, and sale-leaseback transactions. It primarily concentrates among Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, and Starwood brands. Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Dallas, Texas.
Apartment Investment and Management Company is a real estate investment trust. The firm engages in the acquisition, ownership, management, and redevelopment of apartment properties. It invests in real estate markets of United States. The firm primarily invests in apartment properties. Apartment Investment and Management Company was founded on January 10, 1994 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.
Alon USA Energy, Inc. operates as an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products primarily in the South Central, Southwestern, and the Western regions of the United States. The company operates in three segments: Refining and Marketing, Asphalt, and Retail. The Refining and Marketing segment operates sour and heavy crude oil refineries located in Big Spring, Texas, as well as in Paramount, Bakersfield, and Long Beach, California; and a light sweet crude oil refinery located in Krotz Springs, Louisiana with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 214,000 barrels per day. This segment refines crude oil into petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, petrochemicals, petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt, and other petroleum-based products. It also markets motor fuels to distributors under the Alon brand; licenses Alon brand name; and provides payment card processing services, advertising programs, and loyalty and other marketing programs to licensed locations. This segment also markets its refined products to other refiners and third parties. The Asphalt segment sells paving asphalt to road and materials manufacturers, and highway construction/maintenance contractors as ground tire rubber, polymer modified, or emulsion asphalt. The Retail segment operates convenience stores that offer various grades of gasoline, diesel fuel, food products, tobacco products, non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, and general merchandise to the public primarily under the 7-Eleven and Alon brands. As of March 6, 2014, this segment operated 300 owned and leased convenience store sites primarily in Central and West Texas and New Mexico. The company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Alon USA Energy, Inc. is a subsidiary of Alon Israel Oil Company, Ltd.
Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company primarily invests in the United States agency mortgage-backed securities, which are securities representing obligations guaranteed by the U.S. government, such as Ginnie Mae, or guaranteed by federally sponsored enterprises comprising Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. It also invests in collateralized mortgage obligations and mortgage derivative securities. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.
Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on developing and commercializing products to treat diseases associated with inflammation and autoimmune diseases. It is developing blisibimod, a Phase III product candidate that targets elevated levels of B-cell activating factor associated with various B-cell mediated autoimmune diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus, IgA nephropathy, lupus nephritis, multiple myeloma, vasculitis, idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura, and others. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Hayward, California.