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Optics Overview: Tough Times

Posted on Friday, Sep 25th 2009

With the increasing use of high-bandwidth applications to use the Internet to download videos and music, play games, and watch IPTV, there is increasing demand for optical networks. At the same time, the economic slowdown has impacted the revenues of optical component manufacturers, JDSU and Finisar as telecom operators slow down their IT spending. Let’s take a closer look. >>>

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Atheros Expanding in Tough Times

Posted on Thursday, Sep 24th 2009

It looks to be a season of acquisitions, and one of the latest companies to make a notable addition to its portfolio is chipmaker Atheros. Atheros (NASDAQ:ATHR), with annual revenue of $472 million, is best known for its Wi-Fi chips. It recently announced plans to buy Intellon Corporation (NASDAQ:ITLN), a provider of HomePlug® compatible products, for $244 million. Let’s take a closer look. >>>

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Adobe’s Enterprise Strategy

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 23rd 2009

Last week, Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE) announced third quarter results and its plans to buy Omniture, the SaaS industry leader in web analytics and online business optimization, for about $1.8 billion. It looks as though Adobe is going towards an enterprise software strategy and steering away from creative professionals, where Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) looms as a major threat. In that direction, a legitimate portfolio would include not only analytics for web sites, but also content management software/SaaS. Let’s take a closer look. >>>

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Alibaba, Baidu Riding The China Boom

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 22nd 2009

According to a recent report published by China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on Internet development in China, that country added 40 million users to the Web community within the first half of this year. China is home to the largest number of broadband subscribers and Internet users in the world. >>>

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New Faces And Lower Prices As Palm Continues to Challenge Apple

Posted on Monday, Sep 21st 2009

Last week Palm (NASDAQ:PALM) reported its first quarter results that included the first full quarter of Palm Pre sales. Although the company would not give out the number of Palm Pre sales, it is expected to have sold about 500,000 units. Palm Pre sales are riding the uniqueness of its operating system, webOS, which is in some respects even better than that of the iPhone. Palm has announced another phone based on the webOS. Let’s take a closer look. >>>

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What Will Oracle Acquire This Fall?

Posted on Friday, Sep 18th 2009

This week, Oracle reported a mixed first quarter, with revenue declining for the second straight quarter. Oracle has spent $30 billion to acquire 56 companies over the past five years, and its annual revenue is now about $23.3 billion. However, the company has run into some trouble over its Sun acquisition. The closure of its $7.4 billion acquisition of Sun has been pushed to January due to an antitrust probe by the European Union. >>>

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Digital River Set To Ride Current Of New E-commerce Strategies

Posted on Thursday, Sep 17th 2009

A recent survey of major US retailers found that nearly 70% of the surveyed population plans to maintain their e-commerce budgets despite the economic downturn. But a recent comScore report on e-tailing sales was hardly upbeat. US annual online retail spending of $30.2 billion fell 1% over the year after being flat in the earlier quarter and dropping 3% in the fourth quarter. >>>

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Who Will Acquire Informatica?

Posted on Wednesday, Sep 16th 2009

According to an IDC report published earlier this year, the business intelligence (BI) market is estimated to have grown 10.6% over the year to $7.8 billion in software licensing and maintenance revenues. Among BI tools vendors, SAP has 20% market share followed by SAS at 11% . In another report published in August of last year, IDC reported that the data warehousing revenues grew 15% over the year to reach $6.7 billion in 2007. Oracle led in platform software revenues with a market share of 32% in the year, followed by IBM at 21% and Microsoft at 14%. Today’s Tech Stocks company, Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA), had a market share of 4% and reported revenue growth of 14% over the year. However, Informatica has a bigger piece (19%) in the data warehouse generation software market and is a close third to IBM at 20% and SAS at 19%. >>>

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Marvell, National Semi Beat Estimates

Posted on Tuesday, Sep 15th 2009

According to iSuppli’s teardown of the iPhone 3GS, Marvell’s WLAN chip has been replaced by Broadcom’s single-chip Bluetooth/FM/WLAN chip. However, Marvell still seems to be doing well, as it swung to a profit and beat estimates in its recent quarter. Another component maker in the original iPhone, National Semi, also recently reported results. Let’s take a closer look at both companies’ performances. >>>

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KLA, Applied Improving

Posted on Monday, Sep 14th 2009

The Semiconductor Industry Association forecasts worldwide semiconductor sales to fall by 21% over the year to $195.6 billion in 2009 compared with $248.6 billion in 2008. Year-to-date sales of $95.9 billion have already fallen 25% fall over the year. But sales are expected to pick up and grow at a CAGR of 6.5% to reach $221.9 billion by 2011. >>>

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