Tech Biz Roundup: Apple’s Court Request, Cisco’s Future Profit Catalyst

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) renewed request for a ban on U.S. sales of Samsung’s (SSNLF.PK) Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been denied by a United States district judge, as the case remains before a Federal court of appeals. The company’s initial request in December was denied as well.

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Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) reports agreements with touch panel vendors Cando, HannsTouch, TPK, and Wintek, while PC original equipment manufacturers unveil huge amounts of Windows 8 (NASDAQ:MSFT) hardware at Taiwan’s Computex. These deals should guarantee adequate supplies of ultrabook touch panels over the next 12 months, and as with Intel’s other ultrabook stakes, the firm’s goals are reducing its dependence on the MacBook Air, and also meeting the challenge posed by ARM-based (NASDAQ:ARMH) systems.

Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) introduces its ASR 5500 edge router, which of all ASR models is solely built specifically with mobile networks in mind. The company claims that the router features several mobile-specific policy and protocol components, and has already been adopted by both Verizon and India’s Bharti Airtel. In addition, the new product should profit from soaring mobile data traffic, while rival Juniper (NYSE:JNPR) is also targeting the mobile infrastructure market through Project Falcon.

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