Developers, developers, developers. Intel will host its annual developer forum next week, one of several large tech events scheduled to kick off in the coming days. Craig Barrett, Intel chief executive, will serve as the keynote speaker for the chip giant's event.
And developers, as well as other tech enthusiasts and industry players, are expected to converge at DEMO--which features new whiz-bang products and technologies.
Events scheduled this week:
Sunday, Feb. 16
- Tech fest. The latest in gee-whiz technology will be displayed during the product and technologies trade show DEMO 2003, Feb. 16-18, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Tuesday, Feb. 18
- Incoming. Developers are expected to descend on Intel's annual event to learn the latest future technology direction and receive technical training at the Intel Developer Forum, Feb. 18-21, San Jose, Calif.
- A look at the latest and greatest in building corporate information systems using technology from the Ukraine will be covered at EnterEx 2003, Feb. 18-22, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
- Beep, beep. Robots and their use in assisting rescue workers will be the topic of discussion at this IEEE workshop SSRR 2003, Feb. 19-20, Tampa, Fla.
Thursday, Feb. 20
- Bad connection. The Federal Communications Commission is expected to vote on a critical decision on whether local telephone companies should be required to share their networks with competitors, Feb. 20, Washington, D.C.
- Government greenies. As corporate technology spending shrinks, will government agencies become the preferred customer of IT vendors? A look at this particular market will be covered at the Outlook for the IT Services Sector: Opportunities in the Federal and State Government Marketplaces, Feb. 20, New York.
- System-level design will be the focus of the 2003 IEEE Annual Symposium on VLSI, Feb. 20-21, Tampa, Fla.
- Daktronics makes computer-programmable displays. The company is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 6 cents a share.
- Credence Systems makes automatic testing equipment for the semiconductor industry. The company is expected to report a first-quarter loss of 33 cents a share.
- Qwest Communications is a telecommunications company. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter loss of 11 cents a share.
- Ingram Micro is a distributor of technology products. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 18 cents a share.
- Nextel Communications is a wireless communications company. It's expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 10 cents a share.
- Housing Starts is the total of new home construction projects. The January number is expected to fall to 1.76 million, from 1.84 million the previous month.
- Producer Price Index is a broad measure of the price of goods at the wholesale level. January growth is expected to rise to 0.3 percent, after a flat performance the previous month.
- Leading Economic Indicators summarizes previously reported totals, such as building permits and unemployment claims. It's expected to remain flat for January, compared with 0.1 percent growth the previous month.
- Consumer Price Index is one of most significant measures of inflation, monitoring the decline or fall of the price of a fixed basket of consumer goods and services. January growth is expected to increase to 0.3 percent, compared with 0.1 percent growth in the last period.