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Week ahead: Trade shows thrive

HP will be one of few tech companies to post earnings during the quiet week leading up to Memorial Day. But the trade-show circuit should make up for the lull.

Following are some of the notable tech-related events scheduled for the week of May 18.

Hewlett-Packard is among one of the only large tech companies expected to post earnings during the quiet coming week leading up to the Memorial Day holiday.

But the trade-show circuit will be a little busier, with Vortex 2003 and Email Strategies Conference & Expo taking center stage.

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

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Sunday, May 18

  • Sucked into the Vortex. Networking trends from cable to 802.11 technology will be discussed by industry titans such as Intel CEO Craig Barrett and EMC chief Joseph Tucci at Vortex 2003, May 18-20, Dana Point, Calif.

Monday, May 19

  • You've got mail. Tips on using e-mail to foster customer relationships and generate business leads will be discussed at the E-mail Strategies Conference & Expo, May 19-20, New York.

Tuesday, May 20

  • Store this. New technologies--from network-based virtualization appliances to advances in optical and magnetic recording--will be covered at the Storage Forum 2003, May 20-21, San Jose, Calif.

Thursday, May 22

  • The 64-bit question. The future of 64-bit computing with a wireless infrastructure, as well as grid computing, are some of the topics on tap at Enterprise ServerVision 2003, May 22, San Jose, Calif.

Earnings

Tuesday, May 20

  • Applied Signal Technology designs and makes signal processing equipment. The company is expected to report a second-quarter profit of 13 cents a share.

  • Hewlett-Packard makes computers. The company is expected to report a second-quarter profit of 27 cents a share.

Wednesday, May 21
  • Synopsys makes design automation products. The company is expected to report a second-quarter profit of 70 cents a share.

Thursday, May 22
  • Autodesk makes software and multimedia tools. The company is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 5 cents a share.

Economic Reports
Monday, May 19
  • Leading Economic Indicators summarizes previously reported totals such as building permits and unemployment claims. It's expected to remain flat for April, compared with a negative 0.2 percent the previous month.