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*Combined company will have about $1.4 bln annual sales. FRANKFURT, June 26- Austria's AMS is in talks to buy German peer Dialog Semiconductor to create a European chipmaker with a market value of about $4.7 billion that could better tap the growing market for web-connected devices.
*Companies working on $4.7 bln deal- report. FRANKFURT, June 26- Austrian semiconductor maker AMS is in talks to buy Germany's Dialog Semiconductor, a supplier of chips for Apple's iPhone and iPad, the two companies said on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc posted fiscal third-quarter results above expectations and said pent up demand for personal computers is fueling demand for its DRAM chips.
*ParkerVision falls as much as 76 percent, plans appeal. June 23- A U.S. federal judge overturned a jury verdict that had required chipmaker Qualcomm Inc to pay ParkerVision Inc $173 million for infringing patents for technology used in smartphones. Shares of ParkerVision, which designs wireless chips, plunged as much as 76 percent on Monday.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 12- Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices promoted senior executive Lisa Su to chief operating officer and announced an internal reorganization, aiming to expand into new markets to offset slowing demand for personal computers.
June 10- Touchscreen chipmaker Synaptics Inc said it would buy the sole supplier of display chips for the iPhone for $475 million, potentially winning back Apple Inc as a customer. Synaptics's shares jumped 19 percent in extended trading after the company also raised its revenue forecast for the fourth quarter ending June 30.
June 9- ON Semiconductor Corp, a maker of power-management chips, said it would buy Aptina Imaging for about $400 million in cash to accelerate its growth in the automotive and industrial markets. Shares of ON Semiconductor rose a little over 2 percent to $9.18 in extended trading on Monday. ON Semiconductor said it expects the deal to immediately add to earnings.
*Semiconductors rally; Skyworks lifts outlook. *CBOE VIX ends up but well below historical average. NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stocks dipped in thin volume on Tuesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 retreating from Monday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains.
*Dow, S&P 500 ended at records on Monday. NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 near Monday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains, though a rise in semiconductor companies' shares limited losses. Google Inc shares fell 1.6 percent to $545.04 and weighed on the Nasdaq.
NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 receding from Monday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains, though a rise in semiconductor companies' shares limited losses. Slightly more than 60 percent of stocks traded on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq fell on the day.
Intel was present at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia's top business summit, despite pressure from the U.S. to veto the event.
Shares of RF Micro, whose customers include Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, rose about 7.5 percent in extended trading after the chipmaker also posted a better-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter.
April 29- RF Micro Devices Inc, a maker of chips that connect mobile devices to networks, forecast quarterly revenue above analysts' estimates due to higher demand from smartphone makers.
April 24- The growing popularity of using fingerprints to unlock mobile phones and other devices is expected to drive growth at Synaptics Inc, which makes the chips enabling the technology popularized by Apple Inc's iPhone 5 S.
SEOUL, April 24- SK Hynix Inc., the world's second-largest memory chipmaker, expects a strong pickup in memory chip shipments for the second quarter as the launch of new smartphones by manufacturers like Apple Inc. boosts demand.
SEOUL, April 24- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit picked up sharply from a year earlier, spurred by a rise in shipments of personal computer memory chips as a key China factory resumed full production.
*Sees 2nd- qtr revenue $3.14 bln- $3.40 bln vs est $3.15 bln. April 23- Chipmaker Texas Instruments Inc's first-quarter revenue and second-quarter revenue forecast topped analysts' estimates on growing demand for its chips used in communication equipment, industrial machines and automotive parts.
LONDON, April 23- ARM Holdings, whose chip technology powers Apple's iPhone, said demand for smartphones would pick up in the second half after a disappointing end to 2013 resulted in first-quarter profit rising less than in previous years.