MWA uses Cisco Systems, Inc’s (NASDAQ:CSCO) technology to build world’s largest radio telescope

  on Dec 04,2012 Posted in Finance ,U.S. News
 
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Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ:CSCO) declared that its commercial-off-the-shelf technology from its next generation data centre group will be used by the Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) for setting up the  innovative radio telescope in Western Australia.

The global coordinative project, the Murchison Widefield Array, is going to build low frequency radio telescope as a technology and science precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), a mega-science project to shape the biggest radio telescope across the globe. The Curtin University supervises the MWA, as an element of association of thirteen research and academic institutions across Australia, India, New Zealand and the United States.

It was stated by the Curtin University’s Professor Steven Tingay, who is director of the MWA, one of the biggest challenges faced by the SKA is the implementation of the expertise and technology capability within industry to tackle the SKA’s  high performance requirements.

He further stated that the coordination with the Cisco will prove a very effective industry partnering model and provide an efficient and flexible correlator based on industry standard technology.

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) hit 17.90% as their profit margin for the last twelve months and had an operating margin of 22.47%. Evaluating management effectiveness, return on equity was maintained at 16.73% in last twelve months. Return on assets for Intel was 9.30%. In the previous 52 weeks the price has traded between $14.96 – $21.30. The last session’s volume of 32.38 million shares competed with the average daily trading volume of 42.56 million shares.

Within the industry, Juniper Networks, Inc. (NYSE:JNPR) had a 4.30% profit margin in the last twelve months and an operating margin at 7.14%. Return on equity for this company was 2.67% in the last twelve months. Return on assets was 1.90%. In the last year the stock has moved within a range of $14.01 – $25.04. The last session’s volume of 7.58 million shares competed with the average daily trading volume of 8.80 million shares.

Riverbed Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:RVBD) recorded a profit margin of 8.72% for the prior 12 months and an operating margin at 13.32%. Return on equity for this stock was 9.73% while return on assets was 6.68%.

Within the industry, Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARUN) had a -1.70% profit margin in the last twelve months and an operating margin at 2.53%. Return on equity for this company was -2.11% in the last twelve months. Return on assets was -1.53%.

 



 

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