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Week ahead: Quiet on tech front

Earnings reports and conferences on real-time and distributed computing are among the events in store for the short week following Memorial Day.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of May 25.

A quiet time is in store for the coming week, as trade shows and economic reports are sparse after the Memorial Day weekend.

Conferences on real-time technologies and distributing computing are scheduled, along with quarterly earnings announcements from a few companies, including Semtech and Tech Data.

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

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Tuesday, May 27

Wednesday, May 28

  • Trendy times. Intranet and internet technologies as well as Web-based network programming for distributed computing will be highlighted at the 9th International Workshop on Future Trends of Distributed Computing Systems, May 28-30, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

  • Going once, going twice... Those looking to snap up licenses for the lower 700 MHz band can cast their bids at the Federal Communications Commission's Auction 49, May 28, Washington, D.C.

Thursday, May 29

  • Show me the money. Enterprise software companies will be among those presenting their business plans to potential investors at the Enterprise Software & Life Science-Biotech forums, May 29, Menlo Park, Calif.

  • Chip roundtable. Challenges and solutions to microprocessor testing and verification will be discussed at MTV'03, May 29-30, Austin, Texas.


Tuesday, May 27

  • Semtech makes analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. It is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 11 cents a share.

Wednesday, May 28
  • Tech Data distributes technology products and offers training, service and support. It is scheduled to report a first-quarter profit of 40 cents a share.

Thursday, May 29
  • McData makes switches and develops software for enterprise storage networks. It is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 5 cents a share.

Economic Reports
Tuesday, May 27
  • Consumer Confidence tracks the results of a broad survey on consumer spending expectations. The May index is expected to rise to 83, from 81 the previous month.

  • Home Sales tracks housing activity. April sales of existing homes are expected to rise to 5.7 million, from 5.5 million the previous month. New home sales are expected to dip to 980,000, from slightly over 1 million the previous month.

Wednesday, May 28
  • Durable Goods measures the value of all goods shipped or ordered with an intended lifespan of three years or more. The April total is expected to fall to a negative 1 percent, after a 2 percent growth the previous month.
Friday, May 30
  • Personal Income measures income from all sources. April growth is expected to remain flat with 0.4 percent growth the previous month.