$SLAB (Silicon Laboratories Inc.)

$SLAB {{ '2015-12-14T15:11:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Semiconductor company $SLAB said that it has introduced two new EFM32 Gecko microcontroller (MCU) families, Jade Gecko and Pearl Gecko, that provide advancements in security and energy management technologies. Jade Gecko pricing begins at $1.24 in 10,000-unit quantities, and Pearl Gecko 10K pricing begins at $1.65. Production is expected in 2Q16.

$TGNA {{ '2018-01-16T16:09:49+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TGNA and $SNE entered into an exclusive, multi-year distribution agreement for TEGNA’s programming in the US and internationally. Under the terms, Sony Pictures will distribute all TEGNA owned first-run programming, including the new series “Daily Blast Live”, as well as future development.

$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.

$DSPG {{ '2018-01-09T18:09:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DSPG announced that Primax is introducing a line of new low-cost voice assistants based on $DSPG’s advanced ULE SoC and SmartVoice audio/voice processors powered by HDClear. It integrates $DSPG’s HDClear voice enhancement algorithms, DBMD4 SoC and the DHX91 ULE SoC for a reliable human voice interface.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$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.

$MSFT {{ '2017-11-28T17:58:26+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT and $SAP expand their partnership by deploying each other's cloud solutions internally. Microsoft's cloud platform Azure, which competes with $AMZN's AWS, will allow its customers to run SAP's cloud platform SAP S/4HANA. SAP SE would move its few key internal business critical systems to Microsoft Azure.

$AAPL {{ '2017-11-21T18:20:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

Which company will be the first to touch $1 trillion mark? $AAPL vs $GOOGL vs $MSFT vs $AMZN vs $TSLA

$MRVL {{ '2017-11-20T15:10:37+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MRVL expects preliminary revenue of $610-620MM and non-GAAP EPS of $0.32-0.34 for 3Q18.

$MRVL {{ '2017-11-20T15:10:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MRVL will acquire $CAVM. The transaction is expected to generate at least $150-175MM of annual run-rate synergies within 18 months post close and to be significantly accretive to revenue growth, margins and non-GAAP EPS. Matt Murphy will lead the combined company and Cavium’s CEO, Syed Ali, will act as a strategic advisor and join $MRVL’s BoD.

$MRVL {{ '2017-11-20T15:10:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MRVL agreed to acquire $CAVM for $40 per share in cash and 2.1757 Marvell common shares for each Cavium share, representing a total value of approx. $6Bil. The deal is expected to close in mid-calendar 2018. $MRVL intends to fund the cash consideration with a combination of cash on hand from the combined companies and $1.75Bil in debt financing.

$QCOM {{ '2017-11-14T13:39:27+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$QCOM's BoD unanimously rejected its rival $AVGO's $103Bil takeover proposal, stating the proposal undervalues $QCOM and comes with significant regulatory uncertainty. $QCOM has a pending $28.1Bil deal with $NXPI that is currently under the regulatory review in Europe.

$NVDA {{ '2017-11-09T22:33:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The battle of trio - $NVDA $AMD $INTC - over the GPU market is getting intense as Intel hired ex-head of AMD's graphics business. Intel looks to expand its high-end discrete GPU for a broad range of computing: a field Nvidia has ruled for a long time. With this battle favoring its peers, Nvidia yet again showed its strength with solid 3Q18 results.

$MSFT {{ '2017-11-07T16:34:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The most awaited launch from $MSFT has happened; Xbox One X. The new 4K gaming console is available across the globe in 35 markets (in U.S. for $499). Microsoft, the gaming rival of Sony and Nintendo, plans to invest more in gaming and has got strong pre-order sales for Xbox One X, which is expected to be in high demand in this holiday season.

$MCHP {{ '2017-11-06T22:26:36+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 3Q18, $MCHP expects net sales to be $0.97-1.01Bil. Net income is expected to be $181.3-200.7MM or $0.73-0.81 per share. CapEx for 3Q18 is expected to be approx. $70MM. CapEx for FY18 is expected to be $200-220MM.

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