Sunday, January 14, 2018

Week in review: CES 2018 dominated by smart home tech

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Universal Electronics shifts to smart home from TV remotes. (Jan. 14, 2018)

Control4 not worried about do-it-yourself smart home gadgets. (Jan. 14, 2018)

Netgear stock jumps on strong CES 2018 showing. (Jan. 14, 2018)

GoPro drone demise offers opportunity for Mota Group. (Jan. 13, 2018)

Ride-hailing services could fuel dash cam sales in U.S. (Jan. 13, 2018)

Roomba maker iRobot wants to map homes for connected devices. (Jan. 13, 2018)

AR glasses: Coming soon to a face near you. (Jan. 12, 2018)

Google conquers CES with ubiquitous marketing for its voice assistant. (Jan. 12, 2018)

CES 2018 boosted these chip and technology suppliers. (Jan. 12, 2018)

Artificial intelligence, 5G wireless seen heralding new data age. (Jan. 11, 2018)

Companion robots, mechanical dogs grabbing attention at CES show. (Jan. 11, 2018)

Camera makers converge at CES to combat “porch pirates.” (Jan. 10, 2018)

Amazon seeks “Star Trek” level conversations for Alexa assistant. (Jan. 10, 2018)

Roku’s chief wants to keep the momentum rolling in 2018. (Jan. 9, 2018)

Intel CEO confronts chip security flaws as AMD fixes raise issues. (Jan. 9, 2018)

Nvidia shares break out on autonomous car deals, can they stay up? (Jan. 8, 2018)

Amazon, Google jockey for spotlight at CES tech trade show. (Jan. 8, 2018)

Photo: Netgear Arlo home security camera. (Netgear)

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Week in review: Intel chip flaws, CES previews

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Smart speakers to emerge as “Trojan horse” at CES 2018. (Jan. 5, 2018)

Intel reports “significant progress” in patching chip security flaws. (Jan. 5, 2018)

Augmented reality to get bigger stage at CES 2018. (Jan. 5, 2018)

Roku stock dips after Morgan Stanley downgrades it on valuation. (Jan. 4, 2018)

Intel pounded for second straight day on chip security issue. (Jan. 4, 2018)

These chip stocks could get a bounce from CES 2018. (Jan. 3, 2018)

Roku extends service to home audio devices, previews assistant. (Jan. 3, 2018)

Netflix breaks out on “Bright” prospects for film, overall business. (Jan. 3, 2018)

Intel security flaw hits chip giant; AMD shares get boost. (Jan. 3, 2018)

Netflix is “miles ahead” of rivals, analyst says; stock soars. (Jan. 2, 2018)

Nvidia, other chip winners seen repeating successes in 2018. (Jan. 2, 2018)

Could Apple become a $1 trillion market cap stock in 2018? (Jan. 2, 2018)

Photo: Intel processors (Intel)

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Week in review: 2018 predictions for Apple, FANG stocks, chip mergers

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Apple 2018 predictions: jumbo iPhones, streaming video service. (Dec. 29, 2017)

Entegris looking for China growth, possible acquisitions in 2018. (Dec. 29, 2017)

Apple sorry for slowing older iPhones, offers discount replacement batteries. (Dec. 28, 2017)

Apple stock finds support at 50-day line, despite negative reports. (Dec. 27, 2017)

FANG stocks: Will they show their teeth in 2018? (Dec. 26, 2017)

Wall Street analysts identify top chip takeover targets for 2018. (Dec. 26, 2017)

Apple, chip suppliers fall on iPhone X demand concerns. (Dec. 26, 2017)

Photo: Apple’s Michigan Avenue store in Chicago. (Apple)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Week in review: Netflix premieres ‘Bright’; Micron earnings

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Netflix ups its ante in the movie business with “Bright.” (Dec. 22, 2017)

Apple not expected to make big acquisitions with repatriated cash. (Dec. 22, 2017)

PRA Health Sciences leads other pharmaceutical testers with double the growth. (Dec 22, 2017)

Video game publisher outlook strong, thanks to game downloads. (Dec. 21, 2017)

Micron stock pops as this “new normal” dawns on Wall Street. (Dec. 20, 2017)

Micron Technology jumps on November-quarter earnings beat. (Dec. 19, 2017)

Apple stock downgraded to neutral as iPhone X lift fades. (Dec. 19, 2017)

Apple stock breaks out amid strong iPhone X demand in China. (Dec. 18, 2017)

Activision, Take-Two nab fresh buy ratings, EA started at neutral. (Dec. 18, 2017)

Photo: Scene from Netflix original movie “Bright.”

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Week in review: Disney-Fox deal to impact Netflix

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Disney-Fox deal negative for Netflix, positive for Roku: analyst. (Dec. 15, 2017)

FormFactor upgraded to strong buy; Texas Instruments hits record high. (Dec. 15, 2017)

Adobe Systems applauded for beat-and-raise quarterly report. (Dec. 15, 2017)

Adobe Systems beats fourth-quarter sales, earnings targets. (Dec. 14, 2017)

Apple introduces powerful, pricey iMac Pro desktop computer. (Dec. 14, 2017)

Wave of estimate cuts coming for iPhone chip suppliers: analyst. (Dec. 14, 2017)

Apple to invest $390 million in laser sensor supplier Finisar. (Dec. 13, 2017)

Chip-gear sales forecast to post records this year and next. (Dec. 12, 2017)

Nintendo sells 10 million Switch consoles, but supply still constrained. (Dec. 12, 2017)

Apple, FANG stocks look strong, but face 2018 risks: analyst. (Dec. 11, 2017)

Apple iPhone X supply improves in time for Christmas. (Dec. 11, 2017)

Photo: Walt Disney acquires 21st Century Fox entertainment assets.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Week in review: Universal Display jumps on big contract

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Universal Display stock jumps on OLED licensing, materials deal. (Dec. 8, 2017)

Nvidia aims to turn PCs into AI supercomputers with new processor. (Dec. 8, 2017)

Chip merger activity continues apace with Silicon Labs deal. (Dec. 8, 2017)

Disney-Fox combination would create formidable rival for Netflix. (Dec. 7, 2017)

Broadcom stock reverses as enthusiasm fades over beat-and-raise report. (Dec. 7, 2017)

Broadcom beats quarterly targets, raises dividend. (Dec. 6, 2017)

Apple TV finally addresses shortcoming, adds Amazon Prime Video. (Dec. 6, 2017)

FANG stocks, other major techs rebound after multiday sell-off. (Dec. 5, 2017)

Broadcom earnings could get Apple juice from iPhone production. (Dec. 5, 2017)

Broadcom goes hostile in Qualcomm bid, proposes new board. (Dec. 4, 2017)

Photo: BOE flexible AMOLED display. (BOE Technology Group)

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Week in review: Phablets poised to overtake regular smartphones

The following is a roundup of my stories from

Microsoft, Adobe flew into the cloud; Can they remain airborne? (Dec. 1, 2017)

Apple iPhone X supply improving, but still tight at retail stores. (Dec. 1, 2017)

Is there a buy opportunity in these sinking chip-gear firms? (Dec. 1, 2017)

Apple doesn’t need next big thing for a while, analyst says. (Nov. 30, 2017)

OLED leader Universal Display nabs fresh buy rating. (Nov. 30, 2017)

Synopsys jumps to record high on beat-and-raise quarterly report. (Nov. 30, 2017)

Chip-design software firm Synopsys smashes Wall Street targets. (Nov. 29, 2017)

Autodesk nose-dives on subscriber miss, restructuring plan. (Nov. 29, 2017)

Phablets to outsell regular smartphones by 2019: report. (Nov. 29, 2017)

Autodesk stock tanks on guidance, plans for restructuring. (Nov. 28, 2017)

Chipmaker Marvell beats third-quarter targets; Shares climb. (Nov. 28, 2017)

Recent IPO Aquantia jumps on quarterly results, bullish reports. (Nov. 28, 2017)

Microsoft, SAP expand cloud computing partnership. (Nov. 28, 2017)

Roku stock climbs on bullish report, big price-target hike. (Nov. 27, 2017)

Nvidia, GE partner on artificial intelligence in health care. (Nov. 27, 2017)

Apple iPhone 2018 sales outlook good, but not super: analyst. (Nov. 27, 2017)

Photo: A customer celebrates the iPhone X launch at an Apple store in San Francisco. (Apple)