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  • Cirrus Logic profit beats estimates Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    July 23- Chipmaker Cirrus Logic Inc reported a quarterly profit above analysts' estimates, helped by demand for its audio chips from iPhone and iPad maker Apple Inc. Net income fell to $10.2 million, or 16 cents per share, in the first quarter from $20.6 million, or 31 cents per share, a year earlier. Cirrus gets about three-quarters of its revenue from Apple.

  • PARIS, July 23- European chipmaker STMicroelectronics forecast revenue growth of about 3 percent in the third quarter, disappointing some analysts who expected a bigger lift from strong global demand for semiconductors. Global spending on semiconductors is expected to rise 6.7 percent this year to $336 billion, according to market researcher Gartner.

  • PARIS, July 23- STMicroelectronics posted second-quarter revenue and profit that met expectations, driven by sales of chips for cars and industrial products, as it surfed on strong demand that is lifting the entire semiconductor sector.

  • July 22- Chipmaker Xilinx Inc forecast disappointing revenue for the second quarter after reporting lower-than-anticipated first-quarter sales due to weak sales to telecom, aerospace and defense customers.

  • *Q2 pretax profit up 9 pct to 94.2 stg. LONDON, July 22- ARM Holdings posted a 9 percent rise in second-quarter profit as licensing of its processor technology compensated for a slowdown in high-end smartphone sales that decimated growth in royalties.

  • July 22 (Reuters)- British semiconductor materials maker IQE Plc said its revenue slid about 17 percent in the first-half of the year, hurt by destocking by customers due to softness in the handset market and a strong pound.

  • July 22- British semiconductor materials maker IQE Plc said its revenue slid about 17 percent in the first-half of the year, hurt by destocking by customers due to softness in the handset market and a strong pound.

  • *SK Hynix says received formal notice of Toshiba suit. SEOUL, July 21- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc on Monday said Japanese rival Toshiba Corp is seeking 109.15 billion yen in damages in a lawsuit filed over the suspected leak of NAND flash memory chip technology.

  • *Qualcomm has already placed orders with Samsung- newspapers. TAIPEI, July 17- Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd fell as much as 6 percent on Thursday after an analyst and Taiwanese media reported the likely loss of orders for next-generation chips from Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc..

  • TAIPEI, July 17- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd is likely to lose orders for its next-generation chips from Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc to rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to an analyst and Taiwanese media.

  • July 16- SanDisk Corp gave a current-quarter revenue forecast that was below Wall Street's estimate, warning that it would be unable to the meet the booming demand for solid-state drives and memory chips, and its shares fell 9 percent in extended trading.

  • *Intel gains on earnings, outlook; semiconductors rally. *Time Warner rebuffs $80 bln bid from 21st Century Fox. Time Warner Inc shares jumped 17.1 percent to $83.13 and ranked as the S&P 500' s best performer after Twenty-First Century Fox confirmed it made an $80 billion takeover offer for the company that was turned down.

  • TAIPEI, July 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, expects revenue to grow at least a record 20 percent this year thanks to increased demand from smartphone makers like Apple Inc..

  • Why IBM's betting $3 billion on chip research Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:40 AM ET

    IBM announced it will invest $3 billion in chip research and development in hopes of finding a game-changing breakthrough.

  • July 7- Touchscreen chipmaker Atmel Corp said it would buy Newport Media, a maker of low-power Wi-Fi and bluetooth gear, for $140 million to gain ground in a technology that helps connect everything through the Internet. Atmel's shares were down 1 percent in early trading on Thursday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 3- Qualcomm, which makes mobile chips, said on Thursday that Chinese contract manufacturer SMIC would produce its Snapdragon processors.

  • Semis overbought?     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 3:43 PM ET

    So far semiconductors have been able to overcome broader market volatility. CNBC's Seema Mody looks at why some analysts think semi stocks are overbought and expect a consolidation.

  • Semiconductor breakdown?     Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    Dissecting the fundamental story for semiconductor stocks, with CNBC's Seema Mody.

  • *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.

  • UPDATE 1-AMS in talks to buy Dialog Semiconductor Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 3:54 AM ET

    *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.