$BHE (Benchmark Electronics Inc.)

$BHE {{ '2016-03-01T17:24:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Provider of engineering services to OEMs $BHE said that Paul J. Tufano is named as an Independent Director to the company's Board of Directors, effective immediately. The company also announced the retirement of Peter G. Dorflinger from the Board and has elected David Scheible as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, effective immediately.

$CIEN {{ '2017-07-26T15:31:41+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$CIEN said terrestrial and AKORN submarine networks of $ALSK has been upgraded with the company to improve internet access and provide secure, reliable connectivity. The network upgrades will also support demand for mobile broadband services and serve as a cloud enablement platform for $ALSK businesses.

$APH {{ '2017-07-26T14:20:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$APH has inducted John Craig, former Chairman and CEO of $ENS, to the company’s BoD. Craig was instrumental in creating $ENS in 2000 and subsequently built the company into a global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications.

$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.

$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.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:21:13+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

When asked about the layoff of sales employees that was announced by $MSFT earlier this month, CEO Satya Nadella said that the approach is to transform everything that's been done in the company. He added that this transformation is ongoing and has been happening over multiple years.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T15:13:41+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said that Office 365 commercial revenue grew 43%. For the first time, Office 365 Commercial revenue surpassed revenue from traditional licensing business. Commercial cloud annualized revenue run rate exceeded $18.9Bil, up 56%. Two years ago, Microsoft aimed to reach the $20Bil goal in annualized commercial cloud revenue run rate.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:55:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects operating expenses to be $8.6-8.7Bil, including about $1Bil from LinkedIn. CapEx is expected to be similar to 4Q17. More Personal Computing segment revenue is expected to be $8.6-8.9Bil and gaming is expected to have the typical seasonality revenue pattern for a pre-holiday quarter.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:40:37+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 1Q18, $MSFT expects Productivity and Business Processes segment's revenue to be $8.1-8.3Bil. Revenue from LinkedIn is expected to be about $1.1Bil. For Intelligent Cloud, Microsoft expects revenue to be $6.9-7.1Bil, helped by double-digit revenue growth across server products and cloud services with strong customer demand for Azure.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:33:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For FY18, $MSFT anticipates that increasing demand for cloud services and healthy renewals will drive a higher annuity mix. Organic Microsoft expenses are expected to grow 3-4%. Also, $MSFT plans to increase the investments in LinkedIn to fuel its strong revenue growth.

$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 {{ '2017-07-21T13:29:07+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's gaming revenue grew 3% in 4Q17, helped by strength in Xbox software and services, offset by lower hardware revenue. Xbox software and services revenue grew 11%, while Xbox live monthly active users grew 8% to 53MM, with growth in Xbox One, Windows 10, and mobile platforms.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T13:28:14+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Revenue of More Personal Computing segment, $MSFT's biggest segment, declined 2% in 4Q17, hurt by declining phone revenue, offset by growth in search, Windows, and gaming revenue. Windows OEM and Windows commercial products and cloud services revenue increased by 1% and 8%, respectively. Surface revenue slipped 2% and phone revenue declined $361MM.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T13:25:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Revenue of Productivity and Business Processes segment, $MSFT's second largest segment, grew 21% in 4Q17 helped by LinkedIn and Office 365 offerings. LinkedIn, which was acquired by $MSFT in 2016, contributed $1.07Bil to Microsoft's revenue in 4Q17. Operating expenses increased 41% or $1Bil for the segment, hurt by LinkedIn related expenses.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T12:34:48+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's Intelligent Cloud unit revenue grew 11% in 4Q17, boosted by growth in server products and cloud services. Revenue of server products and cloud services was up 15%, while Azure, the software giant's cloud platform, surged 97%. Last week, $MSFT announced that $DNB and Chinese Internet firm $BIDU will use Azure for their cloud computing needs.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T11:53:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT's GAAP revenue grew 13% YoY to $23.3Bil and non-GAAP revenue was up 9% at $24.7Bil in 4Q17. The increase in revenue was driven by growth in Productivity and Business Processes and Intelligent Cloud segments, and a decrease in the net revenue deferrals of $1.4Bil related to Windows 10 operating system.

$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.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T21:41:07+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$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.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-19T21:56:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $DNB announces a strategic partnership. $DNB will use Microsoft Azure as its cloud platform. Dun & Bradstreet data will be made available through Microsoft Dynamics 365, a cloud-powered service, and the Microsoft’s Common Data Service. Also, the tech giant and D&B will enter into a co-selling arrangement beginning later this year.

$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

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