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QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM): Semiconductor makers such as Qualcomm Inc., Intel Corp.,and Taiwan-based MediaTek Inc. are now focused on low-priced phones, which usually cost under $200, because the fast-growing market provides high volumes of sales. Now, the companies are working with handset vendors in China as well as other emerging countries to increase their presence in this popular segment. The shares traded up $1.33 (2.26%) recently at $60.21.
ARM Holdings plc (NASDAQ:ARMH): The submission of the ARM® Mali™-T604 graphics processing unit (GPU) for OpenCL™ 1.1 Full Profile conformance with Khronos. ARM is the first GPU Intellectual Property (NYSE:IP) supplier that has submitted conformance for Full Profile OpenCL, allowing desktop GPU computing features to be used on mobile, embedded and smart-TV markets. The shares traded up $0.68 (2.62%) recently at $26.65.
Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) is surrounded by optimism, as it prepares to report its Q2 results on Tuesday, August 7, 2012. The shares traded up $2.37 (5.52%) recently at $45.27.
EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC): The shares traded up $0.69 (2.65%) recently at $26.77.
Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX): After their press releases issued on May 23, 2012 and June 14, 2012, Seagate Technology plc and LaCie S.A. announced the completion of the purchase of all Philippe Spruch shares by Seagate, reflecting 64.5 percent of the outstanding shares of LaCie for a provisional price of around EUR4.05 per share. The price payable to Philippe Spruch and his affiliate could be raised by as much as 3 percent, to EUR4.17 per share, if within six months following today’s date, Seagate holds at least 95 percent of the share capital and voting rights of LaCie. The shares traded up $1.03 (3.44%) recently at $30.99.
VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) intention to launch its own public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service gets a ringing endorsement from solution providers who claim they are ready, willing, and able to work with a VMware cloud. GreenPages CEO Ron Dupler, VMware named Greenpages as its Solution Provider of The Year in February 2011, stated that with its own cloud infrastructure, VMware should spur on solution providers who have been held back due to lack of attention from other cloud service providers, such as Amazon (NSDQ:AMZN), Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) and AT&T (NYSE:T). The shares traded up $5 (5.71%) recently at $90.59.
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