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April 1, 2014
11:11 EDTMRVL, QCOMMarvell rises after announcing plans to appeal patent decision
Shares of fabless semiconductor provider Marvell Technology (MRVL) are higher this morning after the company said it will appeal a district judge's order for the company to pay nearly $1.54B for breaching two hard disk drive patents held by Carnegie Mellon University. WHAT'S NEW: The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania yesterday rejected Marvell's motion to reduce a patent infringement jury award against it and added more than $366M to Carnegie Mellon University’s award, bringing it to $1.54B. That amount is higher than the $1.17B that a jury previously awarded CMU, but the judge rejected CMU's motion for an injunction which would block Marvell from selling chips that the jury found to be infringing. The judge also rejected CMU's demand for about $326M in pre-judgment interest and denied CMU’s bid for enhanced damages at a higher rate. WHAT'S NOTABLE: Marvell intends to appeal to the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals. Marvell and Marvell Semiconductor, its U.S. subsidiary, intend to argue to the Federal Circuit "that the patents at issue are invalid, that even if valid, Marvell did not infringe, and that the Court erred both in its calculation of the royalty rate and in its novel application of that rate to chips manufactured, sold, and used abroad." Marvell said it does not expect to record a liability on its financial statements and believes a material loss is not probable. ANALYST REACTION: MKM Partners thinks the ruling removes a major overhang on Marvell's stock. Additionally, the firm says concerns about competition Marvell is facing from Qualcomm (QCOM) and Mediatek are "overdone." MKM, which said it believes Marvell's revenue for the full year will beat the current consensus outlook, has a Buy rating and $19 price target on Marvell shares. PRICE ACTION: Marvell Technology shares are up 55c, or 3.5%, to $16.30 in late-morning trading.
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September 29, 2014
13:21 EDTQCOMIntel shares advance after analyst ups target to $43
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September 26, 2014
08:44 EDTQCOMQualcomm could have negative read through from Intel move, says Northland
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September 24, 2014
09:59 EDTMRVLOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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05:40 EDTMRVLMarvell upgraded to Market Perform from Underperform at JMP Securities
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September 23, 2014
11:33 EDTQCOMAnalysis shows Apple spends $200-$247 to build iPhone 6s, Re/code says
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08:11 EDTQCOMRuckus Wireless hires Qualcomm's Rabinovitsj as COO
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September 19, 2014
09:19 EDTQCOMOn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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08:11 EDTQCOMTriQuint chip among those in iPhone 6 Plus, iFixit reports
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08:03 EDTQCOMInvenSense, NXP, RF Micro chips included in iPhone 6, iFixit reports
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September 18, 2014
07:26 EDTQCOMGartner: Smartwatch market ready to expand, poised for takeoff, DigiTimes says
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September 17, 2014
06:19 EDTQCOMGoogle picks former Qualcomm exec to head Google Fiber, WSJ reports
Google (GOOG) has hired Dennis Kish, a former Qualcomm (QCOM) executive, to head Google Fiber, replacing Milo Medin, the Wall Street Journal reports. A Google spokeswoman confirms that Medin remains a VP for access services and adviser to the Google Fiber team. Reference Link
September 16, 2014
07:19 EDTQCOMCompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link
06:41 EDTQCOMQualcomm accused of bribing Chinese official, WantChinaTimes says
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