ROUND ROCK, Texas (
is putting together a sweetened offer for data-storage company
after its earlier bid was topped by
Citing a person familiar with the matter,
says Dell could send its increased offer in the coming days.
for about $1.15 billion. It couldn't be determined how much Dell planned to raise its price,
A Dell spokesman declined to comment for
, as did spokespeople from 3Par and HP.
Shares of 3Par closed Monday up $8.05, or 44.6%, to $26.09. It was trading at $9.65 the last trading day before Dell's bid on Aug. 16.
-- Written by Joseph Woelfel in New York.
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