Product Launches, New Ventures, Spinoffs and Financial Results - Research Report on Intel, SanDisk, Emerson, WD, and Brocade

  Product Launches, New Ventures, Spinoffs and Financial Results - Research
              Report on Intel, SanDisk, Emerson, WD, and Brocade

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NEW YORK, August 21, 2013

NEW YORK, August 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Intel
Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), Emerson
Electric Co. (NYSE: EMR), Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC), and Brocade
Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD). Today's readers may access these
reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and
analyst ratings - via the links below.

Intel Corporation Research Report

On August 13, 2013, Intel Corporation (Intel) announced that it has launched a
new education-focused tablet reference design, featuring an Intel Atom
processor and the Android operating system code-named Ice Cream Sandwich.
According to Company, the Intel Education tablet features front- and
rear-facing cameras, a stylus, integrated speakers, and microphones to bring
interactive, multimedia content into learning. Intel informed that the tablet
is fully equipped with Intel Education Software, an exhaustive pack of
applications including an e-Reader, science exploration and data analysis
application and painting tools. It also has management software that provides
teachers and administrators with tools to protect students and manage
technology. Intel added that its Education tablet weighs 1.5 lbs, has a
10-inch screen, a duel-core Atom processor Z2460, and an Android 4.0 operating
system that supports over 6.5 hours of battery life. The Company also offers
an Intel Education tablet with a 7-inch screen, single-core Intel Atom
Processor Z2420, an Android 4.1 operating system, with nearly 8 hours of
battery life and a weight of 78 lbs. The Full Research Report on Intel
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/3f94_INTC]

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SanDisk Corporation Research Report

On August 12, 2013, SanDisk Corporation (SanDisk) announced that SanDisk
Ventures, the Company's strategic investment arm, invested in Tegile Systems
(Tegile). According to SanDisk, Tegile's solutions balance performance and
cost to provide a unified storage offering that combines both traditional HDDs
(hard disk drives) with flash storage technology. Sumit Sadana, Executive Vice
President and Chief Strategy Officer at SanDisk, said, "With our unique
flash-based hardware and software solutions and vertically integrated business
model, SanDisk is helping enable a new generation of companies transform the
enterprise. We believe that Tegile is well positioned to bring the significant
benefits of flash technology to enterprise customers through their innovative
hybrid system solution." The company stated that the financial terms of the
SanDisk investment were not disclosed. The Full Research Report on SanDisk
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5a87_SNDK]

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Emerson Electric Co. Research Report

On August 6, 2013, Emerson Electric Co. (Emerson) announced that the Company
has agreed to dispose its 51% holdings in its embedded computing and power
business to Platinum Equity. Emerson stated that the transaction will bring in
c.$300 million for the Company and it will retain a 49% noncontrolling
interest in the business, which will operate as an independent company The
Company further added that share repurchase will be increased by $600 million
to negate the associated earnings dilution. The Company expects the
transaction to close in approximately three to six months, after gaining
regulatory approvals in various countries. Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Emerson, David N. Farr said, "After extensive consideration, we
have found an arrangement to exit this business in a manner that maximizes its
value for our shareholders. The transaction with Platinum will allow us to
immediately focus on our core businesses while also participating in the
upside from repositioning the business as it focuses on growth as an
independent company." The Full Research Report on Emerson Electric Co. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/c8ce_EMR]

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Western Digital Corp. Research Report

On August 13, 2013, Western Digital Corp. (WD) announced that the Company has
formed an association called the Storage Products Association (SPA) with other
hard drive companies, including HGST, Seagate, and Toshiba. WD stated that
this association aims to market the merits and value of rotating magnetic
storage technologies, as well as to make consumers and professional aware
about the importance of HDDs and solid-state hybrid drives (SSHDs) is to their
digital lives. WD said that the SPA will impart education to its customers,
partners, members, and users of HDDs and SSHDS. The Company further added that
the association will also participate in industry and user events, and will
publish materials about end users' storage needs and effective usage of a mix
of storage technologies.The Full Research Report on Western Digital Corp. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/8c62_WDC]

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Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Research Report

On August 13, 2013, Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (Brocade) reported
its Q3 FY 2013 financial results (period ended July 27, 2013) with total net
revenues of $536.6 million, down 3.4% YoY. Net income was $118.7 million or
$0.26 per diluted share, in Q3 FY 2013, compared to $43.3 million or $0.09 per
diluted share, in Q3 FY 2012. Lloyd Carney, CEO of Brocade, said, "The storage
market is recovering more quickly than we had anticipated entering our third
quarter and, coupled with continued strong adoption of Gen 5 Fibre Channel,
contributed to good Storage Area Networking (SAN) revenue results. In IP
Networking, our Federal sales were disappointing while Brocade VDX™ switch
revenue showed continued strong growth in Q3, underscoring our leadership in
Ethernet fabrics." The Full Research Report on Brocade Communications Systems,
Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets -
is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5709_BRCD]

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