$BBOX (Black Box Corporation)

$BBOX {{ '2015-12-23T13:22:33+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Technology solutions provider $BBOX said Michael McAndrew will step down as the President and CEO, effective upon the appointment of his successor. Mr. McAndrew will stay on to enable a smooth transition. The Nominating & Governance Committee of the Board has engaged a national executive search firm to conduct an external search for candidates.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T22:24:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Effective manufacturing strategy & shifting of analog production to 300mm wafer has helped $TXN increase its 2Q17 gross margin to 64.3% vs. 61.2% in 2Q16. Looking ahead, chipmaker expects 3Q17 revenues of $3.74 to 4.06 billion, and EPS between $1.04 and $1.18, which includes an estimated $20MM discrete tax benefit.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T22:07:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TXN, which supplies chips to $AAPL (iPhone) for charging controller and power management reported strong segment results. Analog revenues increased 18% due to increased production of 300mm wafers, which is 40% cheaper vs 200mm wafers. Embedded Processing revenue grew 15% due to increased revenues from microcontrollers and processors product lines.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T21:47:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Dallas based chipmaker $TXN, which sells products to about 100,000 customers, reported impressive 2Q17 results, beating Street estimates. Revenue increased 13% backed by continued strong demand for its chips from automotive and industrial customers. The company reported Q2 EPS of $1.03 vs. Street consensus of $0.96.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T20:40:29+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$TXN Texas Instruments Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$MCD {{ '2017-07-25T16:40:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MCD commented that the $AMZN-$WFM deal announcement demonstrates the disruptive and fast-paced nature of the business world. $MCD continues to challenge itself and is committed to remain competitive on value. $MCD believes deliveries are a good example of how the industry is responding to rapidly-changing consumer expectations.

$TTEC {{ '2017-07-24T19:37:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TTEC has roped in Jeff Marcoux as its VP of Product Marketing. He will be responsible for strategic evolution of customer experience solutions and service design innovation. Marcoux joins $TTEC from $MSFT, where he was into finding marketing solutions and developing SaaS solutions as the Senior Executive interface to Microsoft clients' CMOs.

$AMAT {{ '2017-07-24T15:52:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMAT, a provider of materials engineering solutions, has appointed Dan Durn as SVP, effective August 7, 2017. Durn, a semiconductor industry veteran, will assume the role of CFO also, effective August 24. Most recently, Durn served NXP Semiconductors as CFO. Earlier, he held leadership positions in Freescale Semiconductor and Globalfoundries.

$CSCO {{ '2017-07-24T13:25:09+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CSCO is partnering with the TIM Group to renew TIM's Optical Packet Metro (OPM) network. TIM's new OPM network will integrate $CSCO’s ASR 9000 technology, which will help TIM to effectively digitize its fixed and mobile line services. The investment is part of TIM's 3-year plan for 2017-2019, and involves an investment of about EUR5Bil.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT, the 3rd largest market cap firm in US after $AAPL and $GOOGL, reported a profit that doubled in the tech giant's final quarter of 2017. The strong performance was boosted by growth in Cloud and Office businesses. GAAP net income surged 109% to $6.5Bil. GAAP EPS spiked up 112% to $0.83, aided by tax benefits. Non-GAAP EPS grew 42% to $0.98.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-20T12:54:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Semiconductor major $TXN, which derives about 85% of revenue from shipments to locations outside US, announced today that Brian Crutcher has joined its Board. Crutcher has been with the chipmaker for more than 20 decades. Texas' CEO commented, "He knows TI well and brings strong financial acumen and business judgment to the board."

$AAPL {{ '2017-07-20T12:48:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In regard with its battle against $AAPL, $QCOM has filed patent infringement complaints against the iPhone maker with both the International Trade Commission and in Federal Court in the US. The ITC investigation is expected to commence in August and the case will be tried next year.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-20T11:15:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $TXN has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on Aug. 14, 2017, to stockholders of record on July 31, 2017.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:27:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 4Q17 $QCOM expects its revenue to be in the range of $5.4-6.2Bil. The company expects its diluted EPS to be about $0.55-0.65 and non-GAAP EPS to be in the range of $0.75-0.85. This guidance does not include QTL revenues related to the sale of $AAPL products by Apple’s contract manufacturers

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:23:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$QCOM's 3Q17 results were negatively impacted due to the actions taken by $AAPL's contract manufacturers, who failed to fully report and not pay royalties due on the sales of $AAPL products. Due to this the company did not provide certain metrics of its QTL business, which include total device sales and related estimated ranges of device shipment.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:08:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$QCOM, that is facing several litigation issues, posted 40% drop in 3Q17 earnings, mainly due to the bitter legal battle with $AAPL, who did not report and pay royalties. Revenues fell 11% YoY to $5.4Bil. Net income were $0.9Bil, or $0.58 per share, down 40% from $1.4Bil, or $0.97 per share in 3Q16. Excluding items, $QCOM earned $0.83 per share.

$AAPL {{ '2017-07-19T12:49:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Isabel Ge Mahe, VP of Wireless Technologies, has been named $AAPL's VP and MD of Greater China business, reporting to CEO Tim Cook and COO Jeff Williams. In this newly created role, Ge Mahe will provide leadership and coordination across Apple’s China-based team. She will assume her new role, based in Shanghai, later this summer.

$MTRX {{ '2017-07-19T12:16:55+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MTRX appointed John Chandler and Martha Carnes as new independent members of its BoD. The Company also announced that long-time Board members Michael Hall and Edgar Hendrix will retire from the Board and not stand for re-election at the 2017 Annual Meeting after serving on the Board for 19 years and 17 years, respectively.

$JNPR {{ '2017-07-19T12:01:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$JNPR has appointed Bikash Koley as new Chief Technology Officer, effective Aug. 2017. Koley will be responsible for charting the company's technology strategy and for leading and executing other critical technology innovations.

$GS {{ '2017-07-19T11:22:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GS advised a number of important transactions that were announced during 2Q17, including $BCR's $24Bil sale to $BDX. $AMZN's $13.7Bil acquisition of $WFM, and $DFT's $7.6Bil merger with $DLR.

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