Worth Watching Stock News Alert: Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY), Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE:WY)

On Wednesday, Shares of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), added 0.70% and closed at $57.64 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $57.26 and $57.96. Thursday, Microsoft Corp. and the business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) declared a new predictive policy tool to support legislative advocacy in energy. Powered by Microsoft Azure integrated cloud-computing services and machine learning, AEE’s PowerSuite online bill-tracking platform will now facilitate AEE member companies and state partner organizations to leverage data and analytics in new ways.

The new features build upon AEE PowerSuite’s exclusive database of bills pending in Congress and all 50 states, and assess the probability of a bill’s enactment based on the hundreds of data points either known about the bill when it is introduced, or collected as it moves through the legislative process. With this new tool, users can adjust their strategies to improve the odds of advancing policies that expand markets and remove barriers to competition for advanced energy technologies, products and services.

“This is breakthrough technology for legislative advocacy that moves us to a future of secure, clean, affordable energy,” said Graham Richard, CEO at Advanced Energy Economy. “By combining Microsoft’s cutting-edge Azure machine learning with AEE’s PowerSuite tool and top-notch state legislative staff and partners, we are now more empowered to monitor and engage on advanced energy issues and policy. This strengthens our ability to impact policy.”

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY), DROPPED -1.26% and closed at $11.73 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $11.71 and $12.00. The company’s Market capitalization is $6.30 Billion with the total Outstanding Shares of 12.48 Billion. Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (CY) recently declared that the programmability and SuperSpeed USB performance of its EZ-USB® FX3™ controller assisted startup SUB2r develop its unique, open-architecture camera platform. The SUB2r Alpha camera leverages the FX3 controller for USB 3.1 generation 1 bandwidth up to 5 Gbps, enabling it to stream uncompressed, high-definition (HD) video at both 4K at 30 frames per second (fps) and 1080p at 60 fps. FX3 allows audio captured by the camera’s onboard dual microphones or external microphones to be interlaced audio with the video stream. The controller also provides access to the camera’s output via USB or Gigabit Ethernet.

EZ-USB FX3 is the industry’s only programmable SuperSpeed USB peripheral controller. It is equipped with a highly configurable General Programmable Interface (GPIF™ II), which can be programmed in 8-, 16-, and 32-bit configurations. GPIF II allows FX3 to communicate directly with application processors, FPGAs, and image sensors and provides a data transfer rate at up to 400 Megabytes per second. FX3 manages the Alpha camera’s I2C configuration master for reconfiguration of the system’s FPGA over USB with remote updates. The solution adds to the flexibility of SUB2r’s camera platform, allowing users to optimize it for high quality streaming of virtual reality or video game play, motion pictures, 3D imaging, scientific research and many other applications. More information on Cypress’s EZ-USB portfolio is available at

Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE:WY), LOST -1.24% and closed at $30.64 in the last trading session. The last trading range of the stock ranges between $30.59 and $31.36. During the 52-week trading session the minimum price at which share price traded, registered at $22.06 and reached to max level of $33.17. Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) recently declared a contract to sell North Pacific Paper Company (“NORPAC”), the company’s printing papers business, to One Rock Capital Partners, LLC (“One Rock”). Weyerhaeuser anticipates to use a substantial portion of the after-tax proceeds from the transaction for the repayment of debt.

The transaction includes the printing papers mill located in Longview, Wash. Weyerhaeuser has operated the business through a joint venture with Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. Terms of the transaction were not revealed.

This declarement completes the company’s planned review of the Cellulose Fibers business. The company recently declared the sale of its pulp mills and liquid packaging board business.

“Through our planned review of the Cellulose Fibers business we have improved the focus of our company and created noteworthyvalue for Weyerhaeuser shareholders,” said Doyle R. Simons, president and chief executive officer. “We will continue to build on this strong foundation as we work together to be the world’s premier timber, land, and forest products company. We are proud of the contributions NORPAC employees have made to Weyerhaeuser and will continue to make in the future as part of One Rock.”

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