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January 18, 2013
14:15 EDTERIC, STMST-Ericsson hires bank to explore sale, WSJ reports
Ericsson (ERIC) and STMicroelectronics (STM) have hired JPMorgan to explore a sale of their cellphone-chip joint venture, ST-Ericsson, Wall Street Journal reports, citing people familiar with the matter said. Reference Link
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September 30, 2014
13:15 EDTSTMInvenSense weakness on Apple concerns overdone, says Ascendiant
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September 29, 2014
11:50 EDTERICEricsson set to buy Ambient Corp.out of bankruptcy, WSJ says
Ericsson is set to acquire Massachusetts-based Ambient Corp. for $7.5M, says the Wall Street Journal. Ambient filed for bankruptcy on July 28 because it was having trouble selling its "smart grid" technology to power companies, added the Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
07:03 EDTERICNeuStar plans to send report to FCC this week, NY Times says
NeuStar (NSR) plans this week to send the Federal Communications Commission a 45-page report done by former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, New York Times says. The report discusses national security concerns should NeuStar lose its $446M phone call routing contract to Ericsson (ERIC), as recommended to the FCC by a private phone-industry panel, the paper adds. Reference Link
September 24, 2014
09:59 EDTERICOn The Fly: Analyst Downgrade Summary
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07:56 EDTERICEricsson downgraded to Neutral at UBS
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05:22 EDTERICEricsson downgraded to Neutral from Buy at UBS
September 22, 2014
10:57 EDTSTMInvenSense sinks after downgrade on market share concerns
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09:49 EDTERICEricsson to hold a briefing
CEO Vestberg provides a briefing on sustainability and corporate responsibility initiatives at the NASDAQ offices in New York on September 22 at 10:30 am.
09:06 EDTERICEricsson acquires majority stake in Apcera
Apcera also announced that Ericsson has acquired a majority stake in the company. In addition, Ericsson has made a significant commitment to fund future operations and fuel growth and sales channel expansion. The all-cash deal is expected to close in Q4 and marks the most significant investment to date in deploying the next generation of PaaS technology. Apcera will retain its name and operate as a standalone company. Founder and CEO Derek Collison will continue as CEO. The company plans to immediately accelerate hiring as it prepares for expected growth.
07:14 EDTERICGSM Association to hold a conference
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05:59 EDTSTMInvenSense downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at RW Baird
RW Baird downgraded InvenSense (INVN) to Neutral saying a leading smartphone marker could be switching to a dual-sourcing strategy for certain components, including gyroscopes. Baird also believes competitor STMicroelectronics (STM) could be gaining market share at other smartphone makers. The firm lowered its price target for InvenSense shares to $23 from $30.
September 19, 2014
06:38 EDTSTMSTMicroelectronics to raise MEMS apps in wearable, IoT markets, DigiTimes says
STMicroelectronics expects to increase MEMS applications in wearable and IoT sectors to gain memotum, reports DigiTimes, according to Executive VP Benedetto Vigna. The company will aim to integrate related technologies to connect core elements. STMicroelectronics has shipped over 8.5B MEMS chips that include 5B MEMS sensing chips and 3.5B units of actuators. Reference Link
September 18, 2014
09:15 EDTSTMSTMicroelectronics CFO says on track to hit Q3 guidance, Reuters reports
STMicroelectronics CFO Carlo Ferro told investors during a conference presentation that "for us the rule is no news means we're on track to achieve the guidance range we gave for the quarter," according to Reuters, which noted that the company previously said it is targeting Q3 revenue growth of 3% and a gross margin of 34.4%. The Fly notes that consensus for STMicroelectronics is 5c for EPS and $1.92B for revenue. Reference Link
05:15 EDTERICEricsson discontinues development of modems
Ericsson announced it will discontinue future development of modems and shift parts of resources in modems to radio network R&D to better capture growth opportunities in this area. The change in strategy for modems comes as the company completes its previously communicated evaluation of the future of the modems business. In order to capture opportunities in radio networks, especially within small cells, energy efficiency and M2M, Ericsson has an immediate need to increase its R&D resources by approximately 500 people. Parts of the Modems organization have a relevant R&D competence base to support this growth.
September 16, 2014
09:40 EDTSTMSTMicroelectronics, AT&S, Soundchip announce collaboration
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05:41 EDTSTMSTMicroelectronics to sell certain products to MegaChips
MegaChips Technology America announced that following the signature of an agreement with STMicroelectronics (STM, ST) and final closing on September 2, it has acquired 9 smart connectivity products based on DisplayPort technology that ST decided to discontinue last year, along with its related assets, business and products in development. During the transition, ST and MegaChips ensured continuity of products and services to customers. A number of employees engaged in product development and marketing in relation to the acquired business from ST, joined MegaChips America. This group included Mr. Alan Kobayashi, currently the chair of VESA, who joined MegaChips America as a Fellow and Product Development Manager.

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