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Week ahead: Chips take the stage

The Intel Developer Forum will steal the limelight this week, but there are some side acts.

Following are some of the notable technology-related events scheduled for the week of Sept. 5. Hardware professionals will descend on San Francisco for the Intel Developer Forum this week.

Dual-core chips are set to be one of the highlights of the three-day conference. Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO-to-be, is scheduled to speak about updates to Intel technologies.

One item to listen out for is Shelton, a prototype chip to be marketed in developing nations, which may come out at the conference. Otellini revealed at last year's conference that Intel was looking into the development of processors for these markets.

In London, Oracle OpenWorld will feature keynote presentations from the company's management executives and from industry leaders, including Hewlett-Packard and Intel.

By the way, it was HP that shook up the tech industry's Labor Day revels four years ago this weekend, when it announced its plan to acquire Compaq Computer.

Tech earnings are still mostly on vacation.

The information was gathered from Thomson First Call, Hoover's Online and CNET Investor.

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Monday, Sept. 6

Tuesday, Sept. 7

  • The Intel Developer Forum will take place at San Francisco's Moscone South Convention Center, Sept. 7-9.

Wednesday, Sept. 8


Tuesday, Sept. 7

  • Seagate Technology is a maker of hard drives. It's expected to report a first-quarter profit of 3 cents a share.

Thursday, Sept. 9

  • National Semiconductor is a maker of chips. It's expected to report a first-quarter profit of 26 cents a share.

Economic Reports

Thursday, Sept. 9

  • Initial Claims is the weekly total of new claims filed for unemployment compensation. expects a decrease to 345,000 for the week ended Sept. 4, from 362,000 the previous week.