Alex Lidow, pioneer in power semiconductors, shows how a novel antenna design could create surfaces capable of delivering hundreds of watts of power to multiple devices for wireless charging.
Michael Leabman, who founded wireless power startup Energous four years ago, will leave his full time job there to become a contractor to the company, in order to focus on personal projects and spend time with his family, said Energous.
T-Mobile US's announcement Tuesday it added 1.9 million new customers in the December quarter is further proof a four-player market for wireless in the U.S. is not slowing the company down, writes Craig Moffett of the boutique Moffett-Nathanson research house. He predicts pain on the part of the other three, particularly Sprint.
Qualcomm, the subject of a hostile takeover bid by Broadcom, took the fight to the latter, in a sense, announcing wins for chips for the so-called front end radio chip market that is a big business for Broadcom.
Sprint shares are down 5% after the company said its replacing its CFO with "turnaround strategist" Michel Combes, formerly head of the Dutch cable and media giant Altice, as part of the next stage of Sprint's "transformation." Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche writes that investors are concerned this signals more network investment and more cost cutting by Sprint.
Verizon was lauded at points during 2017 as a steal of a deal, but that argument failed to carry much weight amidst a corporate strategy that left investors baffled.
Energous won a certification of its wireless power-at-a-distance technology from the FCC on Tuesday, but that still leaves open a bunch of known unknowns. The most pressing is whether the company can now finally deliver such products while meeting the safety guidelines it has just agreed upon with the FCC.
Energous now just has to turn out product, after having gotten FCC approval, writes William Gibson of Roth Capital, regarding the little wireless power startup whose shares have soared following disclosure it received FCC approval for its transceiver technology.
Apple came back from Tuesday's sell-off, but just barely, Blockchain and bitcoin stocks sold off, Energous soared by almost 170% on its disclosure the FCC approved one of its wireless power transceivers, Intel's future looks potentially scary in 2018, according to Rosenblatt, Amazon has interesting holiday numbers, and a firm in the U.K. is finding ways to compile viewership data about Netflix.
Energous, a startup company profiled by Barron's last year as leading the charge in wireless power, saw its shares soar 75% after hours, as the company announced it has finally won long-sought approval by the FCC to move forward with transceivers that send electricity to mobile devices through the air.
Rumors Apple's cutting orders for production of the iPhone X are conflicting and not conclusive, and you should buy shares of quality Apple suppliers while the confusion continues, opines Craig Ellis of B. Riley & Co. He recommends in particular Skyworks Solutions and Broadcom.
Intel's got a lot to look forward to in 2018, writes Vijay Rakesh of Mizuho, including rising modem sales into Apple's iPhone, and rising flash memory chip sales. He also thinks a lower tax rate and possible overseas cash repatriation can boost the shares.
Qorvo is the best pick among wireless stocks, according to J.P. Morgan, a group that has been generally under pressure amidst slowing smartphone sales and worries about Apple iPhone X order cuts.
Reports Chinese smartphone vendors are cutting chip orders amidst weakening sales of phones is not cause for concern, writes Craig Ellis of B. Riley & Co. Chip makers such as Skyworks have already seen their shares discount negative news, and anyway, they have Apple as a big customer to offset China weakness.
Verizon's got a lot to look forward to, including further streaming deals like the one announced Monday with the NFL, and a relatively benign competitive environment, writes Jeffrey Kvaal of Instinet as he raises his rating on the stock to a Buy.
Qualcomm’s latest “Snapdragon” mobile processor is long on features for A.I. and photography and video that the company hopes may arm competition for Apple, Qualcomm’s suddenly contentious customer.
Verizon told Wall Street on Wednesday it plans to deploy broadband wireless services to homes in select markets next year, but the details were missing for profit and loss and market share, say analysts, leaving the whole presentation rather "squishy," and "clunky."
There seems little reason why SoftBank would want to buy the remaining 15% or so of Sprint it doesn't already own, writes Walter Piecyk of BTIG, and without further share purchases, Sprint stock is likely to fall below $6, he opines.
Everyone assumes a merger between T-Mobile US and Sprint would have been great for the telecom industry, but that's not necessarily so, writes Craig Moffett of Moffett-Nathanson today. He upgrades T-Mobile on the prospect that pricing will be less cut-throat with the existing balance of four players, especially given Sprint, strapped for cash and with heavy debt maturities to progress through, has to focus on sustaining its business and can't be as ruthless as it might be with a merger.
Costco's online site sold out of the home networked camera "Arlo," a good sign for its maker, Netgear, according to a note from Global Equities's Trip Chowdhry as he trolls the Black Friday shopping malls.