In mid-July, several companies providing computers, components, services and related software will begin releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter. It will generally cover the April-June period, though some companies have fiscal quarters that depart from that.

Here's a schedule for selected companies. Dates for many companies, including Apple Inc. and Oracle Corp., are not yet known.

July 17: Intel Corp.

July 18: IBM Corp., Qualcomm Inc.

July 19: Microsoft Corp., Advanced Micro Devices Inc.

July 20: Xerox Corp.

July 23: Texas Instruments Inc.

July 24: EMC Corp., SAP AG

Aug. 21: Dell Inc.

Aug. 22: Hewlett Packard Co.