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.
Events scheduled this week:
Tuesday, May 27
- Electric avenue. Wafer thinning advancements and RF wireless packaging fundamentals are among the topics at the 53rd Electronic Components and Technology Conference, May 27-30, New Orleans.
- Get real. Technophiles will get a glimpse into real-time applications and models at the IEEE 9th Real-Time and Embedded Technology and Applications Symposium, May 27-30, Washington, D.C.
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.
- 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.
- McData makes switches and develops software for enterprise storage networks. It is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 5 cents a share.
- 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.
- 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.
- Personal Income measures income from all sources. April growth is expected to remain flat with 0.4 percent growth the previous month.