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Week ahead: Penguin roosts amid earnings

The East Coast edition of LinuxWorld gets under way as a crowd of tech bigwigs--Microsoft and eBay among them--report their quarterly revenue, profit and other results.

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

Linux enthusiasts will flock to the Big Apple this coming week, when LinuxWorld kicks off. And given the freezing conditions that have embraced the East Coast, don't be surprised to see a few Linux lovers donning a penguin suit.

While the open-source confab is capturing the limelight on the trade show circuit, a slew of technology giants--from Microsoft to eBay--will be announcing their quarterly results.

The information was gathered from Thomson Financial, Hoover's Online, and CNET Investor.

Events scheduled this week:

Tech Events

Monday, Jan. 19

Tuesday, Jan. 20

  • Penguin power. Linux fans interested in hearing about the latest industry trends and products will turn up at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Jan. 20-23, New York.

Thursday, Jan. 22

Earnings

Monday, Jan. 19

  • Infineon Technologies makes semiconductors. It is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 4 cents a share.

  • Logitech International makes peripheral PC products. It is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 81 cents a share.

Tuesday, Jan. 20
  • Advanced Micro Devices makes semiconductors. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 4 cents a share.

  • Motorola makes cell phones. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 13 cents a share.

Wednesday, Jan. 21
  • Computer Associates International provides information technology consulting. It is expected to report a third-quarter profit of 15 cents a share.

  • eBay is an online auction company. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 22 cents a share.

  • Lucent Technologies provides networking equipment. It is expected to report a first-quarter loss of 1 cent a share.

  • Qualcomm is a developer of software for mobile phones. It is expected to report a first-quarter profit of 47 cents a share.

  • Siebel Systems is a business software applications provider. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 8 cents a share.

  • Silicon Graphics Inc. is a server maker. It is expected to report a second-quarter loss of 6 cents a share.

Thursday, Jan. 22
  • Microsoft is a software vendor. It is expected to report a second-quarter profit of 30 cents a share.

  • Nokia makes cellular phones. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 31 cents a share.

  • SAP is a business software applications vendor. It is expected to report a fourth-quarter profit of 44 cents a share.

Economic Reports
Wednesday, Jan. 21
  • Housing Starts is the total of new home construction projects. December number is expected to fall to 1.98 million, from 2.07 million the previous month.

Thursday, Jan. 22
  • Leading Economic Indicators summarizes previously reported totals such as building permits and unemployment claims. It's expected to dip 0.2 percent for December, compared with 0.3 percent for the previous month.