$DIOD (Diodes Incorporated)

$DIOD {{ '2015-11-10T18:05:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Board of Directors of $PSEM has unanimously accepted a revised offer from $DIOD to acquire $PSEM for $17.75 per share in cash without interest or an aggregate purchase price of about $413MM. The transaction is expected to close in 4Q15, subject to approval by $PSEM shareholders.

$TXN {{ '2018-01-19T14:38:01+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TXN's BoD selected Brian Crutcher to become its next president and CEO, effective June 1. Crutcher succeeds current president and CEO, Rich Templeton, who will transition out of these roles over the next 4 months but will remain chairman.

$AAPL {{ '2018-01-18T12:47:28+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Spurred by the Republican tax reform, $AAPL said it would increase its direct contribution to the US economy to over $350Bil over the next five years. The tech giant expects to invest over $30Bil in capital expenditures in the US during this period and create over 20,000 jobs through hiring at existing campuses and opening a new one.

$RTN {{ '2018-01-16T12:09:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RTN received an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract of $641.7MM. Based on this contract, $RTN will perform ballistic missile defense system (BMDS) test related activities for multiple radar platforms and analyze sensor performance in BMDS flight tests and ground tests.

$RTN {{ '2018-01-09T15:15:10+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

An undisclosed member of the 14-nation group that own the combat-proven Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System has awarded $RTN a direct commercial sales contract worth more than $1.5Bil for additional capability. The contract was awarded on Jan 4, 2018.

$XLNX {{ '2018-01-05T10:40:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$XLNX appointed Victor Peng as president and chief executive officer, effective Jan. 29, 2018.

$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.

$NOC {{ '2017-12-21T14:52:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NOC appointed Yolanda Murphy as VP of communications for its Technology Services sector, succeeding Alleace Gibbs, who will now serve as VP of communications for its Mission Systems sector, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Murphy will become a new member of Northrop Grumman's Communications Council. Gibbs will remain a member of that leadership group.

$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.

$RTN {{ '2017-12-13T14:58:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RTN has completed Lot 1 production of the Small Diameter Bomb II, a new  weapon that will give fighter pilots the ability to destroy moving targets at any time and in all-weather conditions. The US Air Force has also contracted with $RTN to produce Lots 2 and 3. $RTN is producing SDB II bombs at its manufacturing facility in Tucson, Arizona.

$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.

$NOC {{ '2017-12-07T14:20:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$NOC received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This second request is part of the regulatory process in connection with the FTC’s review of $NOC's proposed acquisition of $OA. The company continues to expect the acquisition to close in 1H18.

$RTN {{ '2017-12-07T13:09:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RTN formed Raytheon Emirates, a new subsidiary incorporated and headquartered in Abu Dhabi. Raytheon Emirates is incorporated on Al Maryah Island, and plans are underway to establish operational branches in other areas of Abu Dhabi.

$RTN {{ '2017-12-06T16:12:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RTN's subsidiary Raytheon BBN Technologies will help military planners understand the causes for conflict using tools developed with artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques. The work is being done under an award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's Causal Exploration of Complex Operational Environments program.

$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.

$RTN {{ '2017-12-05T20:06:54+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RTN and Pivotal Software, Inc., announced that Raytheon has joined the Pivotal Ready Partner Program to assist the Department of Defense to develop software capabilities to more rapidly bring new technology to the military. This will help the DoD migrate legacy applications to the cloud and accelerate software development and delivery timelines.

$RTN {{ '2017-12-05T16:40:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RTN said the US Air Force completed a series of successful flight tests of its next-generation Military-code GPS using an $RTN receiver onboard a B-2 Spirit at Edwards Air Force Base, California. This first ever M-code test onboard the B-2 is an important milestone for the US Government-led GPS Modernization effort.

$RTN {{ '2017-12-05T15:34:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$RTN said a Raytheon BBN Technologies-led team is developing prototype cryogenic memory arrays and a scalable control architecture under an award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Cryogenic Computing Complexity program. Raytheon BBN is the prime contractor leading a team that includes New York University, among others.

$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.

$OA {{ '2017-11-29T17:34:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Shareholders of aerospace company $OA have approved the proposed acquisition of Orbital ATK by $NOC. More than 99% of Orbital shareholders voted in favor of approving and adopting the merger agreement. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2018, pending receipt of regulatory approvals.

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