News Review: QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR), Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI)

On Monday, Shares of QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM), subtract -2.03% and closed at $67.11 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $66.87 and $69.28. Qualcomm Incorporated (QCOM) recently declared that its partner, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. (QTI), and SK Telecom (CEO Dong-hyun Jang, declared the first over-the-air technology demonstration of eLAA (Improved Licensed Assisted Access) and LAA (Licensed Assisted Access) that utilizes both licensed and unlicensed spectrum at SK Telecom’s Corporate R&D Center in Bundang, Korea.

eLAA technology increases data speeds in both uplink and downlink by aggregating licensed and unlicensed spectrum to create a wider data pipe in both directions. eLAA is an evolution of LAA, which used the unlicensed spectrum to boost the data speed in the downlink direction only.

The demo uses 2.6GHz licensed spectrum and 5GHz unlicensed spectrum. When evaluating coexistence, a baseline was first established using only Wi-Fi users, of which some were then switched from Wi-Fi to LAA/eLAA while others remained on Wi-Fi. The trial demonstrated that the users that remained on Wi-Fi were unaffected by those that switched to LAA/eLAA. This effectively demonstrates that LAA/eLAA shares the unlicensed spectrum fairly with Wi-Fi. The sharing mechanism used by LAA/eLAA is called listen-before-talk (LBT). As for performance, LAA and eLAA were shown in multiple test cases to achieve 2X capacity in 5 GHz than the Wi-Fi only baseline.

Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR), dropped -1.30% and closed at $53.80 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $53.44 and $54.20. The company’s Market capitalization is $35.60 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 643.54 Billion. Emerson (EMR) recently declared it has agreed to acquire UK-based Permasense Limited, a leading provider of non-intrusive corrosion monitoring technologies for the offshore and onshore oil production, refining, chemical, power, pipelines, metals and mining and other industries. Permasense® monitoring systems use unique sensor technology, wireless data delivery and advanced analytics to continuously monitor for metal loss from corrosion or erosion in pipes, pipelines or vessels, and reliably deliver high-integrity data from even the harshest environments.

The acquisition represents another step forward in Emerson’s strategy to invest in its core business platforms and expand in markets that hold noteworthylong-term growth opportunity.

“Corrosion and erosion can significantly impact the safe and reliable operation of our industrial customers’ infrastructure, which can have dire consequences. Wireless non-intrusive corrosion monitoring is a transformational shift that assists customers right away understand the health and integrity of their infrastructure in real-time and facilitate them to fully optimize their operations while maximizing safety,” said Mike Train, president, Emerson Automation Solutions. “For example, with the increasing complexity of the types of crude oil coming into a refinery, corrosion is becoming a noteworthyissue in the uptime and profitability of a refinery. Now refinery infrastructure can be monitored and controlled using this non-intrusive technology.”

Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI), gained 0.99% and closed at $25.50 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $24.90 and $25.53. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $23.25 and reached to max level of $33.24. Hanesbrands Inc., a consumer goods company, designs, manufactures, sources, and sells various basic apparels for men, women, and children in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Innerwear, Activewear, Direct to Consumer, and International. It sells bras, panties, shapewears, hosiery, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, and socks; and other activewear, such as T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, performance T-shirts and shorts, sports bras, and thermals, in addition to licensed logo apparel in collegiate bookstores and other channels. The company licenses its Champion name for footwear and sports accessories. It provides its products mainly under the Maidenform, Bali, Playtex, Hanes, JMS/Just My Size, Lilyette, Wonderbra, Donna Karan, DKNY, Champion, Polo Ralph Lauren, L’eggs, Hanes Beefy-T, Gear for Sports, Duofold, DIM, Nur Die/Nur Der, Lovable, Shock Absorber, Abanderado, Zorba, Rinbros, Kendall, Sol y Oro, Fila, Bellinda, Edoo, and Track N Field brand names. The company markets its products through retailers, wholesalers, and third party embellishers, in addition to directly to consumers. As of January 2, 2016, it operated 252 outlet stores in the United States; and Websites under the Hanes, One Hanes Place, JMS/Just My Size, Champion, and Maidenform names.

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