QUALCOMM Ponders Investment and 3 Chip and Big Data Stocks on the Move

QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) along with U.S.-based Intel Corp have begun to consider jointly investing nearly 30 billion yen ($378 million) in debt filled Japanese consumer electronics maker Sharp Corp, according to two sources who are familiar with the situation.

Rackspace Hosting, Inc. (NYSE:RAX) developed Rackspace Services for SharePoint, after its buyout of SharePoint911. The company intends to deliver design, development, support, and training services to customers.

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EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC): Today, the company announced that Sekisui Diagnostics, who a manufactures innovative medical diagnostic solutions, has standardized on EMC® technologies for the implementation of a data center infrastructure in only three months as part of its divesture from Genzyme Corporation. Sekisui Diagnostics chose EMC VNX® over NetApp and Dell storage as a means to more efficiently and easily manage quick business growth, as it works to improve response time for IT requests. Additionally, Sekisui is using EMC Avamar® for its centralized backup and recovery solution, which eliminates the previous requirement of deploying backup hardware at all of its sites.  Tight integration between VNX and VMware allowed Sekisui to achieve a 90 percent virtualized environment through the use of VMware® vSphere™, which allows it to provision new virtual machines in minutes.

VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW): SYNNEX (NYSE:SNX) announced at its Varnex Fall Conference that it launched a new initiative with Hewlett-Packard’s (NYSE:HPQ) HP Enterprise Group and VMware (NYSE:VMW), named the HP-VMware Virtualization Implementation Skills Advantage program. The program is intended to assist resellers in the implementation of virtualization from the desktop to the data center for their small and medium business, or SMB, customers. The program is focused on the acceleration of SYNNEX’ broad ecosystem of resellers via HP and VMware combined solutions allowing SMB customers to automate and simplify their rapidly transforming IT environment. SYNNEX, which is one of HP’s top distributors, sells HP OEM-branded VMware products. SYNNEX has been chosen to drive this new opportunity through the channel as a way to construct a stronger virtualization business for the partner community. Because of this, resellers have the ability to take advantage of the full range of HP products as well as increasing end customer reach via authentic solutions selling strategies.

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