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Week ahead: Corel buyout goes to vote

Shareholders will decide whether to accept a buyout offer that would take the company off the stock market. Also: Customers, developers prep for SCO Group?s shindig.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of August 17.

Barring the release of any new computer viruses, it should be a quiet week on the tech front. Highlights include a vote by shareholders of software maker Corel on whether to accept a buyout offer that would take the company off the stock market and the annual customer-developer shindig held by SCO Group.

Trade shows include sessions devoted to search engines and Macromedia's Flash technology. Earnings reports include Agilent Technologies and TiVo.

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

Other events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Sunday, Aug. 17

  • SCO Group, which sells several versions of Linux and keeps life interesting on the tech beat, connects with customers and developers at the SCO Forum, Aug. 17-19 in Las Vegas.

Monday, Aug. 18

Tuesday, Aug. 19

  • Research firm Gartner considers the whole business technology shebang at its Future of IT Conference, Aug. 19-22 in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

  • Shareholders of struggling Canadian software maker Corel vote on whether to accept a buyout offer from venture capital firm Vector Capital. The meeting takes place in Toronto.

Thursday, Aug. 21

  • Web designers and developers will get new ideas for using Macromedia's ever-expanding Flash format at the Flash Kit Conference & Expo, Aug. 21-22 in San Jose, Calif.

Earnings

Monday, Aug. 18

  • Hewlett-Packard spinoff Agilent Technologies makes test and measurement equipment. It's expected to report a third-quarter loss of 7 cents a share.

Tuesday, Aug. 19
  • Agile Software sells supply-chain and other manufacturing related software. It's expected to report a first-quarter loss of 5 cents a share.

  • Credence Systems sells chipmaking test equipment and software. It's expected to report a third-quarter loss of 38 cents a share.

  • Intuit sells financial and accounting software and services. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 7 cents a share.

  • Network Appliance sells storage equipment. It's expected to report a first-quarter profit of 7 cents a share.

  • Photronics sells chipmaking materials. It's expected to report break-even results for its third quarter.

  • Portal Software sells billing and customer management applications. It's expected to report a second-quarter loss of a penny per share.

  • Sycamore Networks sells networking equipment. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 5 cents a share.

Wednesday, Aug. 20
  • ADC Telecommunications sells broadband networking equipment. It's expected to report a third-quarter loss of a penny per share.

  • Ansoft sells design automation software. It's expected to report break-even results for its first quarter.

  • OmniVision Technologies sells image sensors and other types of semiconductors. It's expected to report a first-quarter profit of 20 cents a share.

  • Synopsys sells chip design software. It's expected to report a third-quarter profit of 80 cents a share.

Thursday, Aug. 21
  • Autodesk sells drafting, design and animation software. It's expected to report a second-quarter profit of 10 cents a share.

  • C-Cor.Net sells telecommunications equipment and services. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 15 cents a share.

  • Ciena sells networking equipment and software. It's expected to report a third-quarter loss of 10 cents a share.

  • Concurrent Computer sells video-on-demand equipment. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 7 cents a share.

  • DiTech Communications sells voice networking equipment. It's expected to report a first-quarter loss of a penny per share.

  • Electronics Boutique is a specialty retailer of computer and video games. It's expected to report a second-quarter profit of 4 cents a share.

  • Neoware Systems sells thin-client computing systems. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 11 cents a share.

  • Opsware sells business software. It's expected to report a second-quarter loss of 3 cents a share.

  • Serena Software sells software management products. It's expected to report a second-quarter profit of 16 cents a share.

  • TiVo is a provider of TV services for digital video recorders. It's expected to report a second-quarter loss of 13 cents a share.
Economic Reports

Tuesday, Aug. 19

  • Housing Starts is the total of new home construction projects. The July number is expected to dip to 1.81 million, from 1.82 million the previous month.

Thursday, Aug. 21
  • Leading Economic Indicators summarizes previously reported totals such as building permits and unemployment claims. It?s expected to show growth of 0.5 percent for July, compared with 0.1 percent the previous month.