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  • Good or bad for employees?

    PMC Licenses HP Smart Array Intellectual Property to Accelerate Growth in Server Storage Solutions
    Transaction Provides Strategic Software, Firmware and Other Assets to Significantly Bolster PMC’s Storage Portfolio for Server OEMs, Data Center and Channel Customers
    SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 4, 2014-- PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC®) (Nasdaq:PMCS), the semiconductor and software solutions innovator transforming networks that connect, move and store big data, today announced that the Company executed an agreement with HP to license core HP Smart Array software, firmware and management technology. PMC will leverage this technology to provide more system value to new and existing server storage and data center customers. In addition, this transaction positions PMC as the supplier of key storage solution components across HP ProLiant Gen9 and beyond.
    PMC expects the license of Smart Array technology and associated patents, including software and firmware IP related to RAID, HBA, switch, drivers and management tools, to further strengthen the portfolio of complete solutions it can provide to the market. PMC plans to incorporate the Smart Array technology into its new PMC SmartRAID™, SmartHBA™ and other products as part of PMC’s industry-leading storage product portfolio for OEMs, hyperscale data centers and channel customers.
    “I am pleased that HP and PMC will continue to partner to deliver industry-leading storage solutions and that PMC will be the supplier for this technology in HP ProLiant products,” said Greg Lang, president and chief executive officer of PMC. “This collaboration reflects the strong relationship we have enjoyed over several generations of products and paves the way for future generations of Smart Array solutions.”

  • Reply to

    Off topic.

    by ndfirstsection Sep 10, 2014 2:09 PM
    stvbba stvbba Sep 10, 2014 2:50 PM Flag

    You should sell now while you have a profit.

  • Reply to

    Back from Chicago

    by langosta_fla Sep 10, 2014 11:52 AM
    stvbba stvbba Sep 10, 2014 2:49 PM Flag

    I see you made it out safe. What type of hand gun did you take with you?

  • Comedy of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” is at risk and creator Lorne Michaels could be thrown in jail if a proposed Constitutional amendment on campaign finance is passed. The Democrat-led measure aims to reform campaign finance laws including giving states larger control over fundraising and campaign spending. However it is not expected to pass. Rather, Democrats are putting the issue of campaign finance and big spending in the forefront ahead of November’s midterms. But top Republicans, such as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell who penned an op-ed for POLITICO, have come out swinging. Like Ted Cruz’s floor speech Tuesday, McConnell said the amendment is an assault on free speech. “Congress would have the power to make it a criminal offense, Lorne Michaels could be put in jail under this amendment for making fun of any politician. That is extraordinary. It is breathtaking and it is dangerous,” the Texas Republican argued on the Senate floor on Tuesday, with a board of stills from the late-night sketch show displayed behind him.
    Cruz said that the proposal, which will face a vote Wednesday, gives Congress the authority to prohibit corporations from engaging in political speech. Well, NBC which airs Saturday Night Live, is a corporation,” Cruz said, who gave his own impression of Dana Carvey as President George H.W. Bush.
    “I grew up watching Saturday Night Live, I love Saturday Night Live. Saturday Night Live over the years, has had some of the most tremendous political satire,” the senator said. “Who can forget in 2008, Saturday Night Live’s wickedly funny characterization of the Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin?”
    “It was wickedly funny and also [had] a profoundly powerful effect on people’s assessment of Gov. Palin, who’s a friend of mine, ” he added. Cruz said he asked Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, a former SNL actor and writer, whether he believed Congress should prohibit SNL from making fun of politicians.
    Now that would be a shame to do that..

  • stvbba stvbba Sep 10, 2014 12:36 PM Flag

    Not all are bad. Both sides have a few who are truly there to represent their constituents and advocate for them. Change the power base in both parties and we may still have a chance to turn this country around. There was a time when the competing parties could work together on a common cause and we got things done then. But the old art of compromise especially in the current Administration is dead for now.

  • excerpt from op ed;
    In 2007 president George W. Bush predicted exactly, and correctly, what would happen if we pulled troops from Iraq before our generals told us it was safe to do so like Obama did do in 2011 with devastating results.

    President Bush defended his politically unpopular but militarily daring plan to implement the surge. On May 1, 2007 and explained why he thought it would be a mistake to abandon the surge strategy and immediately withdraw U.S. combat forces. He said that the option proposed by people like Senators Obama, Clinton and Biden was to “pull back from [Baghdad] before the Iraqis could defend themselves against these radicals and extremists and death squads and killers. That risked turning Iraq into a cauldron of chaos.” He explained that “the enemies of freedom, love chaos. Out of that chaos they could find new safe havens. Withdrawal would have emboldened these radicals and extremists. It would have confirmed their belief that our nations were weak. It would help them gain new recruits, new resources. It would cause them to believe they could strike free nations at their choice.”
    Mr. Bush concluded that “withdrawal would have increased the probability that coalition troops would be forced to return to Iraq one day, and confront an enemy that is even more dangerous. Failure in Iraq should be unacceptable to the civilized world.”
    The surge strategy worked. Violence was reduced dramatically in Iraq, and a stable, democratically elected government took power. When Mr. Bush left office in January 2009, he could rightly claim to have left Iraq in the win column. But five years and one U.S. troop pullout later, and the Obama administration’s failure in 2011 to conclude an agreement for a follow-on stabilization force, the dramatic rise of ISIS shows that Mr. Bush had a much better grasp on the strategic realities of Iraq and the war against violent extremism than his critics and President Obama who always seems to be 2 steps behind in policy.

  • stvbba stvbba Aug 15, 2014 6:16 PM Flag

    In the 2009 budget Obama is responsible for about $924 billion of that because Bush left office in January of that year. The rest of your estimates are totally inaccurate.
    Bush deficits 2005 - 2009
    FY 2009 $1,413 bln
    FY 2008: $458 bln
    FY 2007: $161 bln
    FY 2006: $248 bln
    FY 2005: $318 bln
    How you came up with those numbers is beyond me. Do some research and get back with me.
    Your pants are on fire.

  • Reply to

    Tending your own house

    by stvbba Aug 15, 2014 12:55 PM
    stvbba stvbba Aug 15, 2014 6:03 PM Flag

    Ben as far as disrespect for others try looking at your own blue state liberals here who unfairly consistently degrade and disrespect other people and states like Texas on a regular basis. And per their own admission Texas gives more to the government than it receives so can't even be considered a taker like some. I see you condone and accept the obvious lies and misrepresentations by them by your own silence. So perhaps you are being just a bit hypocritical in your statement. There are a few here who will occasionally give a fair representation of things but you don't seem to be one of them. I invite you to do so and gain some credibility.
    BTW I looked up what one of your fellow blue state friends said about who receives more back then they paid in and a goodly number of blue states are in the same boat. As I have mentioned in the past and you may have not seen it or ignored it I have said overall who gets what between the states looks pretty evenly distributed between Red and Blue states. So it's a fallacy to think blue states have all the burden. They don't. If you and them did the research or didn't obfuscate the facts you will see it for yourself. Neither side has all that much to brag about in this area. The reality is the money is needed where it is needed no matter blue or red why would any reasonable decent person want to degrade that and the needs of the poor and needy in our country? We give enough away to other countries and illegals now. Liberals claim they want to help the poor and needed then quit complaining about it or using it as an ax to grind. Oh, here are the list of blue states that receive more than they receive. Taken from the same source.
    New Mexico $2.03
    Virginia $1.51
    Hawaii $1.44
    Maine $1.41
    Maryland $1.30
    Iowa $1.10
    Vermont $1.08
    North Carolina $1.08
    Pennsylvania $1.07
    Indiana $1.05
    Ohio $1.05

  • stvbba stvbba Aug 15, 2014 4:41 PM Flag

    no unfortunately it has disappeared like the $6.75 trillion that President Obama has done away with since taking office.
    Remember that the 4 largest deficits in our history were on Obama's watch. He makes all previous presidents look like pikers by comparison with their spending. To his partial credit he has slowed it down to under a trillion the last few years. How nice but we are still bleeding money.

  • Reply to

    Tending your own house

    by stvbba Aug 15, 2014 12:55 PM
    stvbba stvbba Aug 15, 2014 2:13 PM Flag

    Silence. A gotcha moment for the silly liberals here. For the thoughtful ones a moment to reflect? You can't have it both ways.

  • stvbba stvbba Aug 15, 2014 2:09 PM Flag

    Sounds like a cop out statement to me. We aren't talking about them we are talking about you. Either you are for redistribution or you aren't? Which is it? Can't have it both ways or pick and chose how you want it to be.

    Somehow you I bet you won't answer. You really can't answer the question truthfully can you. Very typical of many liberals when caught making silly unsupported statements or, caught in a lie, or in a "caught you" mistake like you just made. Silly goofball liberal.

    And while you are thinking up more excuses remember that resident Obama before leaving office will more than double all the debt ever built up by every previous president before him. Quit a feat for someone who claimed he would do just the opposite wouldn't you say.

  • Reply to

    Leftist Municipalities' Common Problems

    by excpqhper Aug 14, 2014 4:50 PM
    stvbba stvbba Aug 15, 2014 1:27 PM Flag

    you are projecting again.

  • Reply to

    Tending your own house

    by stvbba Aug 15, 2014 12:55 PM
    stvbba stvbba Aug 15, 2014 1:23 PM Flag

    Wait a minute here. If the Red states that get more back then they pay in are the poorer states isn't that OK with you? I mean you do agree with Obama's wealth redistribution ideas don't you. This is just wealth redistribution to make it more fair from those greedy rich blue states stealing from the poorer states to make things more fair. So I ask you what's your complaint?

  • I find it very amusing that liberals spend so much time trying to run down Republicans and conservatives when your own house is in such a mess and full of very bad anti-American people. Such as your much vaunted George Soros. Here is his glorious resume for your viewing pleasure.
    Soros is an eccentric billionaire who has been funding anti-American groups and causes for over a decade. He was convicted of insider trading in France in 2005.
    He is the leading force behind the effort to legalize ALL drugs.
    He is the founder of the Open Society organization.
    He hides a great deal of his wealth in offshore banks considered havens for money laundering.
    He has given more than $7 million to the Tides Foundation. Tides founder 60s radical and alleged communist today Drummond Pike served as the treasurer for Soros’s Democracy Alliance, a major funder of formerly ACORN, now called COI -Community Organizations International.

    I can name many more. These are the movements liberals are so fond and proud of and get funded by? And you worry about the Republicans and Conservatives? Please tend to your house first.

    Sentiment: Hold

  • Reply to

    The Shared Agendas of George Soros and Barack Obama

    by stvbba Aug 15, 2014 12:06 PM
    stvbba stvbba Aug 15, 2014 12:51 PM Flag

    Thank you. I tried posting another one on Soros but I believe it got blocked. At least I have not seen it after multiple tries. Not surprising really. Does he own Yahoo?

  • Reply to

    The Shared Agendas of George Soros and Barack Obama

    by stvbba Aug 15, 2014 12:06 PM
    stvbba stvbba Aug 15, 2014 12:27 PM Flag

    You are projecting.

  • In December of 2006, Soros, who had previously hosted a fundraiser for Obama during the latter's 2004 Senate campaign, met with Obama in Soros's New York office. Just a few weeks later¯on January 16, 2007 Obama announced that he would form a presidential exploratory committee and was contemplating a run for the White House. Within hours, Soros sent the senator a contribution of $2,100.
    Obama's anti-capitalist background and views are well documented: His father was a communist; his mother was a communist sympathizer. In his youth he was mentored by the communist Frank Marshall Davis; he sought out Marxist friends and professors at Occidental College; he attended Socialist Scholars Conferences in New York; he was trained in the community-organizing methods of Saul Alinsky, a communist fellow traveler; he developed close ties to the pro-socialist community organization ACORN; he developed close personal and political ties to the infamous Marxists (and former domestic terrorists) Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. He was hand-picked for his first political office by Alice Palmer, a pro-Soviet figure in Illinois. In the 1990s he became a member of the New Party, a socialist political coalition. He spent twenty years attending the church of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who preaches the Marxist doctrines of liberation theology.

    George Soros, too, harbors many negative views about capitalism and free markets. “The entire edifice of global financial markets has been erected on the false premise that markets can be left to their own devices,” says Soros. “We must find a new paradigm and rebuild from the ground up.” According to Soros, the capitalist “belief that everybody pursuing his self-interest will maximize the common interest … is a false idea.” Calling the global capitalist system “deeply flawed. In October 2009, Soros told a Central European University audience that communist redistributionism “was a very attractive idea” .

  • stvbba stvbba Aug 15, 2014 11:40 AM Flag

    Interesting you say that with the likes of communist George Soros supporting all liberal causes. I suppose I will have to educate you again, if Yahoo lets me. I believe they like to keep people like you ignorant of the truth by blocking posts they don't agree with. We shall see today

  • Reply to

    Leftists lower the bar

    by springer_1994 Aug 15, 2014 8:02 AM
    stvbba stvbba Aug 15, 2014 11:03 AM Flag

    Conceal and carry or open carry will fix that. A no no I am sure in liberal states but accepted and well received in conservative states. Perhaps that is why we have few robberies and attacks where I live.

  • Reply to

    Fun fact of the day.....

    by springer_1994 Aug 14, 2014 3:09 PM
    stvbba stvbba Aug 14, 2014 4:58 PM Flag

    How can Obama be taken seriously by the international community when he appears to have more interest in the 19th hole then his job as President.

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