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Week ahead: Intel developers ahoy

Next week sees the chipmaker lay out the red carpet in Silicon Valley for developers, while the FCC looks set to make a key decision on network sharing.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of Feb. 16.

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.

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

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

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

Earnings
Wednesday, Feb. 19
  • 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.

Thursday, Feb. 20
  • 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.

Economic Reports
Wednesday, Feb. 19
  • 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.
Thursday, Feb. 20
  • 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.
Friday, Feb. 21
  • 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.