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Equity Movers: Broadcom, MarchFirst, Next Level, Ulticom

Broadcom, MarchFirst, ADC Telecommunications, SeaChange International, Ulticom, Next Level Communications, Credence Systems and ChipPac are among the companies expected to move in the markets Wednesday.

The following is a list of technology companies that may move in the markets, Wednesday, Nov. 29.

Broadcom (BRCM): The maker of chips used in set-top TV boxes and cable modems said Tuesday it will buy Israeli chipmaker VisionTech for about $677 million in stock. Shares of Broadcom rose $2.81, or about 3 percent, to $87.88 in morning trading.

MarchFirst (MRCH): The Internet consulting company lowered fourth-quarter earnings expectations Tuesday, saying it expects revenue of $235 million to $250 million and a loss per share of 25 cents to 30 cents. Shares of MarchFirst rose 19 cents, or nearly 18 percent, to $1.25.

ADC Telecommunications (ADCT): The maker of fiber optics and network equipment announced pro forma net earnings of 18 cents a share in the fiscal fourth quarter, beating the 17-cent consensus estimate by one penny. Shares of ADC rose $1.34, or almost 8 percent, to $18.88.

SeaChange International (SEAC): The maker of digital video systems announced a $4,000 profit in the fiscal third quarter ended Oct. 31, or less than one penny per share, down from $292,000, or 1 cent a share, it earned in the quarter ended Sept. 30 a year earlier. Shares of SeaChange fell $4.13, or almost 15 percent, to $23.88.

Ulticom (ULCM): The maker of software to support wireless email and text messaging said it had profit of 6 cents a share in the fiscal third quarter, up from 1 cent a year earlier. Shares of Ulticom rose 53 cents, or almost 2 percent, to $28.

Next Level Communications (NXTV): The phone-equipment maker named Motorola executive J. Michael Norris president and chief executive, replacing co-founder Pete Keeler, who will remain chairman. Shares of Next Level fell 63 cents, or about 3 percent, to $17.38.

Credence Systems (CMOS): The maker of semiconductor testing equipment said revenue will fall this quarter. Because of an "uncertain industry environment," Credence chief executive Graham Siddall said in a statement, "we estimate revenue will be sequentially down in the first quarter of fiscal 2001." Shares of Credence fell $1.75, or about 9 percent, to $16.75.

ChipPac (CHPC): The packager and tester of chips for semiconductor makers warned Tuesday that fourth-quarter profits would likely be 3 cents a share, short of the 18-cent average estimate of analysts surveyed by First Call/Thomson Financial. Shares of ChipPac fell $4.34, or nearly 59 percent, to $3.03.