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  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd targets record revenue in the second quarter as more of the company's chips are installed in high-end smartphones to power increasingly complex features.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- SanDisk Corp increased its outlook for gross margins in 2014 as fast-growing sales of its high-end solid-state drives helped offset volatile prices for memory chips.

  • *Sees H1 sales of 3 bln euros including EUV sales. AMSTERDAM, April 16- ASML, the world's biggest manufacturer of tools for semiconductor chip makers, trimmed its first-half sales forecast on Wednesday, blaming slower second-quarter sales to some customers. ASML had previously forecast sales of 3 billion euros excluding the EUV systems.

  • UPDATE 2-ASML cuts first-half sales forecast on weaker Q2 Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:46 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, April 16- ASML, the world's biggest manufacturer of tools for semiconductor chip makers, cut its first-half sales forecast on Wednesday, blaming slower second-quarter sales to some customers.

  • ASML sees lull in orders from computer chip makers Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:34 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters. Without specifying which companies or products, ASML said chipmakers are "encountering timing uncertainties in next-generation device designs."

  • AMSTERDAM, April 16- ASML, the world's biggest manufacturer of tools for semiconductor chip makers, altered its sales forecast for the first half, saying it now expects to sell 3 billion euros worth of products including extreme ultraviolet systems.

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  • TOKYO, April 2- The future of Apple Inc's supply chain for its flagship smartphones has come under industry scrutiny as people familiar with the matter said Apple is in talks to buy control of a Japanese venture that makes key semiconductors for its iPhone screens.

  • *Apple interested, could pay 500 bln yen by summer- Nikkei. TOKYO, April 2- Renesas Electronics Corp is talking with Apple Inc and other potential buyers of a stake in a smartphone display chip unit, as the struggling Japanese chipmaker restructures its business around the automotive industry, said a person familiar with the matter.

  • The 20 Freescale employees, among 239 people on flight MH370, were mostly engineers and other experts working to make the company's chip facilities in Tianjin, China, and Kuala Lumpur more efficient, said Mitch Haws, vice president, global communications and investor relations.

  • None of Austin, Texas- based Freescale's most senior executives were on board Boeing Co's 777-200 ER, which vanished from radar screens about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. Twelve of the Freescale employees on the plane were from Malaysia and eight from China, the company said in a statement.

  • Feb 25- Chipmaker Avago Technologies Limited said it expects current-quarter sales to decline 3-6 percent from the first quarter as it lost revenue from a smartphone maker, which analysts said could be Apple Inc.

  • Chipmaker Avago forecasts sequential revenue decline Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Feb 25- Chipmaker Avago Technologies Limited said it expects second-quarter sales to decline 3-6 percent from the first quarter as it lost revenue from a smartphone manufacturer. Avago's customers include Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, LG Electronics Inc and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd..

  • *Offer of $9.73 per TriQuint share at 5.4 pct premium to Friday close. Feb 24- Chipmaker RF Micro Devices Inc will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor Inc for about $1.6 billion to capture a larger share of the market for chips supplied to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd..

  • Chipmaker RF Micro to buy TriQuint for $1.6 billion Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers.

  • Feb 24- Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices Inc will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor Inc for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers. TriQuint's shares jumped 29 percent in premarket trading to $11.9, above the implied offer price of $9.73.

  • Feb 24- Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices Inc and TriQuint Semiconductor Inc said they would merge in an all-stock deal to create a new company with combined revenue of more than $2 billion. TriQuint shareholders will receive 1.675 shares of the combined company for every share held.

  • *Expects second-qtr adj EPS $0.25- $0.29/ shr vs est $0.27. Feb 12- Applied Materials Inc, the biggest maker of equipment used to make semiconductors, reported a 39 percent jump in first-quarter revenue as higher demand from manufacturers of flash memory chips helped to offset weak sales to makers of logic chips.

  • *Entegris offers $34 for each ATMI share. Feb 4- Entegris Inc said it would buy ATMI Inc for $1.15 billion, bringing together two key suppliers of high-purity materials and packaging systems used in the manufacture of semiconductors. Entegris's offer of $34 per share represents a premium of 26 percent to ATMI's closing price of $26.93 on the Nasdaq on Monday.

  • Jan 23- Programmable chip maker Altera Corp reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by sales of its new products. Net income fell to $98.9 million, or 31 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $120.8 million, or 37 cents per share, a year earlier.

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