Conference fever hits both coasts today. In New York, it's Hardware Heaven, as Merrill Lynch's big technology shindig wraps up. On the Left Coast, a panel of experts discuss the venture capital outlook on the last day of Red Herring'sVenture Conference 2000.

Expected Earnings Reports

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Economic Data

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  • 7 a.m.: Mortgage Application Survey for the week ending April 28. Source: Mortgage Bankers Association. Refinancing Index: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 341.9. Purchase Index: Forecast: N/A. Previous: 302.8
  • 9 a.m.: Treasury refunding announcement. Source: Treasury Department. The Treasury announces the size of its next quarterly refunding. Five- and 10-year notes will be sold next Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • 10 a.m.: Purchasing Managers' Non-Manufacturing Index for April. Source: National Association of Purchasing Management. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 64.
  • 10 a.m.: Factory orders for March. Source: Census Bureau. Forecast: N/A. Previous: -0.8%.
  • 2 p.m.: Beige Book. The Fed's anecdotal report on economic conditions around the country is for consideration at the Federal Open Market Committee's May 16 meeting. Source: Federal Reserve.
  • 6:30 p.m.:Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended April 29. Source: Money Magazine and ABC News. Forecast: N/A. Previous: 27.

Conferences and Meetings

Merrill Lynch's Hardware Heaven Technology Conference

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New York Palace Hotel

, New York. Last of three days. Companies presenting (times Eastern):

  • 8:45 a.m.-9:25 a.m.:Samsung Semiconductor and STMicroelectronics (STM) - Get Report.
  • 9:30 a.m.-10:10 a.m.:Unisys Computer Systems (UIS) - Get Report, Hyundai Semiconductor, and SEZ Holding.
  • 10:15 a.m.-10:55 a.m.:Lattice (LSCC) - Get Report, PRI Automation (PRIA) and Giganet.
  • Noon-1:25 p.m.:Texas Instruments (TXN) - Get Report.
  • 1:30 p.m.-2:10 p.m.:Intersil Holdings (ISIL) , Arm Holdings (ARMHY) and Veeco Instruments (VECO) - Get Report.
  • 2:15 p.m.-2:55 p.m.:Galileo Technology (GALT) - Get Report, Microchip Technology (MCHP) - Get Report, and Brooks Automation (BRKS) - Get Report.
  • 3 p.m.-3:40 p.m.:Fairchild Semiconductor International (FCS) , Cymer (CYMI) , and Mirapoint.
  • 3:45 p.m.-4:25 p.m.:Infineon Technologies (IFX) , Newport (NEWP) , and Photronics (PLAB) - Get Report.

Red Herring's

Venture 2000 Conference

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Resort at Squaw Creek

, Lake Tahoe, Calif. Last of three days. Presenting today (times Eastern):

  • 12:35 p.m.: Panel: Venture Capital Outlook. Moderator: Anthony Perkins, Chairman & Editor in Chief, Red Herring. Panelists from: Benchmark Capital, Sequoia Capital, Crosspoint Venture Partners, Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners.
  • 2:15 p.m.: Keynote address: Shimon Peres, Israeli minister for regional cooperation; 1994 recipient, Nobel Prize for Peace.

IPO Lockups Expiring

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Lockup End

Deal Name

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Lead Underwriter

5/03/00

Collectors Universe

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Needham