Thursday, May 19, 2011

Immersion Corporation Announces New Key Licensees

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>>On May 17, Immersion Corporation (IMMR) announced its participation at Display Week in Los Angeles and also took the opportunity to reveal several new licensees in different verticals.

These new partnerships confirm the increased popularity achieved by haptic solutions in the gaming, medical and automotive segments and validate Immersion's leadership in this specific field.

Apple iOS to Dominate the Media Tablet Market Through 2015

from Gartner:

>>Google’s Android OS is forecast to increase its worldwide share of the media tablet market from 20 percent in 2011 to 39 percent in 2015 (see Table 1). Analysts said Google’s decision not to open up the Honeycomb, its first OS version dedicated to tablets, to third parties will prevent fragmentation, but it will also slow the price decline and ultimately cap market share.

Full-Year Handset Sales May Be Lower Than Expected, Gartner Says

from Bloomberg:

>>Full-year sales of mobile handsets may fall below 1.8 billion units and miss earlier expectations, Gartner Inc. said in a report.


The research firm is revising its full-year sales forecast and expects it may fall to between 1.79 billion units and 1.795 billion units, she said.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Data Center Related Stocks: Q1 Earnings Performance

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>>Time for a complete look at earnings performance for data center related stocks following our previous, partial update at the end of April.

Analyst: Early Android Tablet Entries Can’t Compete With iPad


>>According to Jeffries analyst Peter Misek, Android tablets simply aren’t competitive. “We have thus far been very disappointed with nearly every Android-based tablet,” said Misek–so disappointed that he’s slashed his 2011 tablet forecast to 70 million units from 100 million.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Equinix Using Renewable Energy in Paris Data Centers

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>>This morning, Equinix (EQIX) announced an agreement with EDF Enterprises to boost the use of renewable energy at its three data centers in Paris, France. Through the purchase of 45,000 of EDF’s "Certificats Equilibre," Equinix will ensure that EDF will inject 45GWh of power from renewable sources into its network.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Machine-readable sovereign downgrades are here


>>Selerity then takes the feed from S&P and if needed structures it further into machine-digestable format, making it available to its high-frequency and algorithmic trading clients. As for the latency aspect — think loooow. Selerity’s systems are colocated at Equinix’s NY1 and NY2 servers, which means we’re talking mere milliseconds.