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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 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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September 15, 2014
10:34 EDTQCOMQualcomm acquires image recognition start-up Euvision
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September 10, 2014
14:06 EDTQCOMQualcomm could be hit with $1.6B fine, WantChinaTimes says
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September 9, 2014
09:45 EDTQCOMBofA/Merrill wireless equipment analyst holds analyst/industry conference call
Wireless Equipment Analyst Liani discusses a recently published report, "Wireless Equipment: A Deep Dive into Qualcomm's Royalties, Semis and Cash" on an Analyst/Industry conference call to be held on September 9 at 11 am.
07:17 EDTQCOMThe Wireless Association to hold a conference
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07:11 EDTQCOMUBM Tech to hold a conference
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06:54 EDTQCOMChamber of Commerce says China antitrust efforts may be illegal, NY Times says
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September 8, 2014
10:04 EDTQCOMAlcatel-Lucent sees commercial release of Enterprise Small Cells in early 2015
Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) has announced that it will introduce its new Enterprise Small Cell device at the beginning of 2015. In collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm (QCOM), Alcatel-Lucent is developing a small cell solution that will allow operators to extend superior 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity and coverage into the office for in-building customers. The rapid development of the solution has led the company to extend its plans to include LTE and multi-standard residential cells, Alcatel said.
07:34 EDTQCOMU.S. claims China breaks commitments amid Qualcomm, Microsoft probes, WSJ says
As Microsoft (MSFT) and Qualcomm (QCOM) are being investigated for potential monopolistic activity by Chinese regulators and lawmakers there recently alleged price manipulation by foreign automakers including Toyota (TM), Honda (HMC) and Daimler (DDAIF), the U.S. Chamber of Commerce alleged that China's use of its antimonopoly law has been subjective and its implementation skewed to favor China's local companies, reported The Wall Street Journal. Reference Link
September 5, 2014
08:22 EDTQCOMNVIDIA lawsuits likely to have positive outcome, says JMP Securities
After NVIDIA (NVDA) filed lawsuits against Qualcomm (QCOM) and Samsung, JMP Securities thinks there is a good chance that NVIDIA will obtain a favorable ruling or settlement that is equal or greater to the $1.5B deal it cut with Intel (INTC),. The firm thinks that other companies, most notably Apple (AAPL), will launch talks with NVIDIA in the wake of the lawsuit. JMP Securities recommends buying NVIDIA ahead of upcoming Apple product refreshes and what it sees as accelerating growth trends for NVIDIA. The firm is upbeat about NVIDIA's new products and reiterates an Outperform rating.
07:31 EDTQCOMNVIDIA lawsuit positive, says Stifel
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September 4, 2014
16:13 EDTQCOMNVIDIA files patent infringement complaint against Qualcomm, Samsung
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