Friday, July 22, 2011

Morgan Stanley Reiterates Equal-Weight on Equinix

from Seeking Alpha:

>>Morgan Stanley reiterated its Equal-weight rating on Equinix. At the moment, Morgan Stanley does not have a price target placed on the company's stock.

Nokia drops to third position in global smartphone ranking in 2Q11


>>Nokia may see its ranking in the global smartphone market drop from the number one position to third place in the second quarter of 2011 after the vendor reported its smartphone shipments declined 31% sequentially and 34% on year to 16.7 million units for the quarter, according to industry sources.


Smartphone shipments by major vendors: 2Q11 (m units)



2Q11 shipments

2Q11 market share

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Sources: Companies and IDC, compiled by Digitimes, July 2011

Cypress Semiconductor's CEO Discusses Q2 2011 Results

from Seeking Alpha transcript:

>>So just winding back to TrueTouch real quick. Our guidance for 2011 has to more than double versus 2010. So that yielded an implied revenue range of around $180 million to $200 million. So based on our strong first half results, a very strong design pipeline and obviously, some increased tablet revenues, I was really glad to see that Chris and Norm are ponying up even higher revenue. And we're going to increase the guidance by $50 million and now expect a range of $230 million to $250 million for fiscal 2011.


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Samsung sets Galaxy S II's US rollout for August


>>SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung says its top line Galaxy S II smartphone will be released in the United States next month.

Samsung executive Shin Jong-kyun made the announcement Wednesday at the South Korean launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer.


Shin said that Samsung expects to sell five times as many tablets in 2011 versus last year, when the company said it sold more than 1.5 million.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

CloudCentral Launches Second Australian Availability Zone in Sydney

CloudCentral, an award-winning Australian cloud infrastructure service provider, today announced it will expand its cloud infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to the new Equinix SY3 International Business Exchange™ (IBX) data centre in Sydney. CloudCentral will commence offering services from the Equinix SY3 data centre on the 1st of August 2011. It will continue to provide services from its existing Canberra availability zone located in the TransACT data centre.

CloudCentral’s multi availability zones will enable customers to deploy highly available solutions across locations. Having a presence in Canberra and Sydney will also provide CloudCentral customers flexibility to locate latency-sensitive websites as close to their target customers as possible.

”Providing a flexible cloud computing environment to our customers is an essential part of CloudCentral’s cloud infrastructure offering. As a pure play IaaS provider, our sole intention is to deliver the best cloud computing services to Australian businesses,” said Kristoffer Sheather, CEO, CloudCentral.

The new alliance and cloud computing location differentiates CloudCentral from its competitors, especially those without an Australian data centre presence. For Sheather the dual offering is in stark contrast to existing competitive offerings: “It is important to us that our availability zones are located in secure, reliable and network-rich data centres and operating two data centres is an integral part of our business continuity strategy. From August 1, CloudCentral will be the only provider of true pay-as-you-grow, on-demand cloud infrastructure services from multiple eastern seaboard data centres with a guarantee that all data will be retained within Australia.” he outlined.

CloudCentral will offer customers connectivity into the Sydney availability zone at speeds of up to 10 gigabits/second via agreements with several leading Australian Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

Caring for staff built up his success


>>Mr Goh has snagged several awards recently for helping Equinix Singapore grow, since he joined the firm in 2006 as its managing director. Last month, he received an Outstanding Entrepreneur Award at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards. And, in May, he was given the company's prestigious Executive Chairman Award for his contributions to the firm over the last five years.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Equinix building new data center in Secaucus


>>Data center operator Equinix Inc. is building a third facility in Secaucus, its eighth in the New York metropolitan area.


Construction under way last week on Equinix's NY5 data center in Secaucus.
Construction under way last week on Equinix's NY5 data center in Secaucus.