Moto Ends Fiscal 2010

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill.– Fourth Quarter Financial Highlights • Revenues of $3.4 billion, up 21 percent from fourth quarter 2009 • GAAP earnings of $0.27 per share; non-GAAP earnings of $0.37 per share • Mobile Devices net revenues of $2.4 billion, up 33 percent from fourth quarter 2009; shipped 4.9 million smartphones; GAAP operating earnings of $72…

Qualcomm Posts Q1 Returns

SAN DIEGO — Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced record results for the first quarter of fiscal 2011 ended December 26, 2010. “We are very pleased to report record revenues, earnings per share and MSM chipset shipments this quarter driven by increased demand…

The Pros & Cons: Tablets vs. Textbooks

The University of Notre Dame is temporarily substituting textbooks in some of its classes with iPads to see how use of the tablet device affects learning, according to an article in today's Wall Street Journal . So far, students find the coursework “more interesting.” My first reaction to the article was as the parent of…

Supply Chain Guru at Apple’s Helm

While everyone has been wondering about the fate of {complink 379|Apple Inc.} and how it will continue its fast-paced growth, given the recent double-shot headline news about its CEO and its December-quarter results, I’ve got to say I’m feeling congratulatory — and even a bit smug. (See: Apple’s Jobs to take Medical Leave of Absence…

Crowded Tablet Market Needs to Shrink

Are you backing the wrong horse in the crowded smartphone and tablet device market? Before your company bets its supply chain and scarce resources on a “most-likely-to-fail-player” in the tablet device market, perhaps you should pay close attention to what EBN readers have to say about who are likely to be the likely leaders. Our…

Bulls & Bears on Apple

Many analysts are beginning to ponder the once unthinkable: What will {complink 379|Apple Inc.} look like without the guiding hand of CEO Steve Jobs at the helm? The question had been asked before, but it gained additional urgency following news Jobs would be taking a leave of absence from the company to focus on his…

WiFi Safety Issue Sparks Controversy

Is WiFi technology potentially harmful to your health and the environment? It's a question as old as the technology itself but one nobody seems to be able to answer definitively. On each side of the aisle, though, there's enough evidence to support a “yes” or “no” answer. It's time the industry demystify this issue. Although…

Eight Takeaways from Intel’s Q4 Results

{complink 2657|Intel Corp.} exceeded analysts' average revenue and profit estimates in the fourth quarter. Its forecasts for the first quarter of 2011 and the entire year pleasantly surprised many industry observers, but the company still faces huge challenges outside its core PC and server markets. Here are eight factors that affected Intel in 2010 and…