$TSRA (Tessera Technologies Inc.)

$TSRA {{ '2016-09-20T12:51:29+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TSRA agreed to buy $DTSI for $42.50 per share, representing a 28% premium to $DTSI's 30-day volume weighted average price as of Sept. 19, 2016. The all-cash transaction is valued at about $850MM. The transaction will immediately add to $TSRA's EPS and free cash flow. Closing of the transaction is expected by late 4Q16 or early 1Q17.

$IBM {{ '2018-01-12T12:40:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM appointed James Kavanaugh as SVP and CFO effective Jan. 11, 2018 to replace Martin Schroeter. Schroeter will take a new role as SVP, Global Markets, effective Jan. 11, 2018. Kavanaugh is currently SVP, Finance and Operations, and served as $IBM's VP and Controller from 2008 to 2015.

$SNPS {{ '2018-01-11T14:29:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SNPS announced the formation of a Technical Advisory Board (TAB) to guide the technical direction of the Synopsys Software Integrity Group's security products and services, foster innovation and help ensure long-term business success. The TAB will be chaired by Gary McGraw, VP of security technology at Synopsys.

$SNPS {{ '2018-01-11T13:20:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SNPS acquired Kilopass Technology, Inc., a provider of antifuse one-time programmable non-volatile memory IP used in automotive, mobile, industrial, and Internet of Things applications. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-04T15:19:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As part of its Healthcare NExT initiative, $MSFT partnered with Seattle-based biotech firm Adaptive Biotechnologies. Microsoft and Adaptive will build a universal blood test that will screen a person's human immune system using the former's AI and machine learning technologies. Microsoft had invested an undisclosed amount for this partnership.

$MSFT {{ '2018-01-03T14:45:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT to acquire Pittsburgh-based data storage firm Avere Systems. The transaction terms were not disclosed. Microsoft believes that the addition of Avere Systems will add value to its cloud computing platform Azure and its customers. In March 2017, Avere closed a $14MM Series E funding in which $GOOG was one of the investors.

$IBM {{ '2017-12-29T11:01:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM said it has reached an agreement to resolve the patent lawsuit with $PCLN pending in the United States District Court for Delaware. As part of the confidential settlement, the parties will obtain patent cross-licenses to each company’s worldwide patent portfolio.

$GOOG {{ '2017-12-22T12:16:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

“Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of the board of directors of $GOOG $GOOGL, has decided to step down. He will take up the role of Technical Advisor to the firm. Schmidt, who has been serving Alphabet for the past 17 years, will continue to serve on its Board. It is expected that the Board will appoint a non-executive chairman at the next meeting.”

$AAPL {{ '2017-12-13T16:14:11+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Finisar Corp, which makes chips that can power various iPhone features including FaceID, will become the latest beneficiary of $AAPL's $1Bil Advanced Manufacturing Fund. Apple said it would invest $390MM in the chipmaker, following which, $FNSR shares shot up about 17% in premarket trading.

$SNPS {{ '2017-12-12T13:32:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SNPS completed its acquisition of Black Duck Software Inc., a privately-held leader in automated solutions for securing and managing open source software. The value of the cash transaction was about $547MM net of cash acquired.

$SLAB {{ '2017-12-08T12:17:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Semiconductor company $SLAB has agreed to acquire technology firm $SIGM for $7.05 per share, in a $282MM all-cash deal. Silicon Labs expects the transaction to be accretive on a non-GAAP basis. The company intends to adopt and develop Sigma’s flagship technology Z-Wave. The transaction is expected to close in the first calendar quarter of 2018.

$SNPS {{ '2017-12-07T18:03:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SNPS has entered into accelerated share repurchase agreements (ASRs) with JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association and MUFG Securities EMEA plc. to repurchase a total of $200MM of $SNPS stock. $SNPS will receive an aggregate initial share delivery of approx. 1.8MM shares, with the remainder to be settled on or before May 16, 2018.

$AVGO {{ '2017-12-06T22:46:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AVGO, which recently had a failed takeover bid of $QCOM, swung to profit in 4Q17, driven by a 33% growth in its Wireless communications segment, which makes smartphone parts and chips for iPhones. Profit was $671MM or $1.50 per share for the quarter, while revenue surged 17% to $4.84Bil. Adjusted EPS jumped 32% to $4.59 per share.

$DFS {{ '2017-12-05T21:02:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DFS said its network enables payments for $AAPL's newly launched Apple Pay Cash, which is a virtual debit card that lives within the Apple Wallet app. Apple Pay Cash works on the iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and later, and Apple Watch.

$SNPS {{ '2017-11-30T17:51:33+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$SNPS said its IP business has been very strong and this is partially the result of continued investment in the most advanced nodes. The advanced nodes keep rolling out at a rapid pace, because the providers are very competitive with each other.

$SNPS {{ '2017-11-30T17:35:28+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 4Q17, $SNPS initiated the repatriation of $825MM of offshore cash, taking advantage of its R&D tax credits and resulting in a cash tax rate of approx. 6%. This resulted in a GAAP-only tax expense of $166MM in 4Q17 and will drive a one-time cash tax payment of approx. $40MM in early 2018.

$SNPS {{ '2017-11-30T17:35:14+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 2017, $SNPS expanded its portfolio, with continued focus on automotive, IoT and security. The company expanded its IoT offering with the new ARC Secure IP subsystem for endpoint security and the IoT Development Kit to accelerate software development for sensor fusion, voice recognition and face detection designs.

$MSFT {{ '2017-11-30T15:29:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT announced a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per share, payable on March 8, 2018. to shareholders as of Feb. 15, 2018. The ex-dividend date will be Feb. 14, 2018.

$SNPS {{ '2017-11-29T22:22:29+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$SNPS Synopsys, Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights

$SNPS {{ '2017-11-29T21:41:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SNPS expects revenue of $740-765MM, GAAP EPS of $0.62-0.70 and adjusted EPS of $0.98-1.02 for 1Q18. For FY18, $SNPS expects revenue to be $2.88-2.91Bil, or $2.82-2.85Bil, excluding the Black Duck Software acquisition. $SNPS expects GAAP EPS of $2.24-2.38 ($2.68-2.80 ex Black Duck) and adjusted EPS of $3.46-3.53 ($3.58-3.65 ex Black Duck) in FY18.

$SNPS {{ '2017-11-29T21:30:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SNPS reported a net loss of $120.1MM or $0.80 per share in 4Q17 compared to a net income of $72.7MM or $0.47 per share in 4Q16. 4Q17 results include a one-time tax expense impact of $166MM resulting from the repatriation of approx. $825MM of offshore cash. Revenue was $696.6MM compared to $633.7MM for 4Q16.

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