Clearwire, Ciena, RIM, Apple: Tech Premarket

Tickers in this article: AAPL CIEN CLWR ERIC RFMD RIMM

NEW YORK (TheStreet) - Clearwire(CLWR) was the biggest gainer in premarket trading on Thursday, after Sprint(S) revealed its intention to buy out the wireless specialist.

In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Sprint said that it plans to acquire Sprint stock that it does not already own for $2.90 a share, a deal worth around $2.1 billion.

Clearwire shares climbed 10.55% to $3.04 before market open on share volume of 25,256,169.

Sprint shares dipped 0.71% to $5.62.

Ciena(CIEN) was another gainer, rising 3.4% to $16.10, while RF Micro Devices(RFMD) gained 3.41% to reach $4.55.

Research In Motion(RIMM) , which has enjoyed strong momentum recently ahead of its BlackBerry 10 launch next year, was also a gainer. The Canadian handset maker's shares rose 0.98% to $13.44.

Ericsson(ERIC) rose 0.52% to $9.69.

Apple(AAPL) shares, however, dipped 1.6% to $530.36.

--Written by James Rogers in New York.

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