SanDisk Focuses on SSD and 4 Chip and Big Data Stocks to Watch

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) revealed that the transistors that are used in Haswell chips will not be identical to those used in IvyBridge processors. Intel’s Haswell processor should tip up in the first half of next year, and the firm stated a great deal of information in regards to the architecture. The company did state that the 22nm process node being used has evolved, and the transistors used in Haswell will not be identical to those in Ivy Bridge.

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QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) MDM9215 processor, which is able to support 4GLTE network, has now been integrated in Japan’s SoftBank Mobile Corp.’s newly released wireless broadband router. The new modem is expected to be developed by Chinese firm ZTE Corporation, which uses Qualcomm’s MDM9x15 chipsets belonging to the second generation of Gobi-powered 4G/LTE family, and it also adheres to the 28 nm manufacturing standard. The SoftBank 102Z router also supports connections of maximum 10 devices across 3G and 4GLTE platforms.

EMC Corporation (NYSE:EMC): Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID) announced that it has entered into an interoperability partnership with RSA, which is the Security Division of EMC (NYSE:EMC), for the interconnection of Guidance’s EnCase Cybersecurity and the RSA enVision security information and event management platform for the ability to use automated incident response and management.

SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ:SNDK) intends to place its focus on solid state drives, solutions for IT enthusiasts, and the corporate markets at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK. SSD is generally used in portable devices like cellphones and laptops, and is increasingly used in thin and light laptops PCs, Ultrabooks, due to its faster boot and retrieval times.

Western Digital Corp. (NYSE:WDC) shareholder friendly policies and a continued strong 2013 outlook could drive shares higher, although  Q1 guidance has been reduced, according to Barron’s. Trading nearly five times forward earnings, Western Digital remains cheap.

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