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  • Nov 3- Caught in a trade war between China and the United States, Taiwan's solar companies are scrambling to find new customers in a sharp reversal of fortunes for an industry flooded with orders just a year ago. Solar cell makers such as Neo Solar Power Corp, Motech Industries Inc and Gintech Energy Corp are chasing contracts in Japan, Europe and emerging solar...

  • Oct 29- Chipmaker Cirrus Logic Inc reported a 10.2 pct rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong demand for Apple Inc's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which use Cirrus's audio chips. The company's revenue rose to $210.2 million in the second quarter ended Sept. 27, from $190.7 million a year earlier. Net income fell to $852,000, or 1 cent per share, from $33.4 million, or 50 cents...

  • Oct 29- Chipmaker Cirrus Logic Inc reported a 37.8 pct rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong demand for Apple Inc's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which use Cirrus's audio chips. The company's revenue rose to $210.2 million in the second quarter ended Sept. 27, from $190.7 million a year earlier. Net income fell to $852,000, or 1 cent per share, from $33.4 million, or 50 cents...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch IC products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch ID products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Broadcom's step into wearables     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Scott McGregor, Broadcom President & CEO, talks about the wearable market and the company's "Wiced Sense" device.

  • Broadcom CEO talks good quarter     Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 | 10:18 AM ET

    Discussing Microchip's big warning on the chip sector, and strong earnings from Broadcom, with Scott McGregor, Broadcom President & CEO.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20- Texas Instruments Inc posted third-quarter results above expectations and its CFO said business was healthy, in contrast to recent concerns on Wall Street about a possible slowdown in chip demand. Texas Instruments' quarterly results on Monday came after Chandler, Arizona- based Microchip on Oct 9 warned of weak demand in China that would...

  • Oct 20- IBM Corp said it would hive off its loss-making semiconductor unit to contract-chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc to focus on cloud computing and big data analytics. IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion in cash over the next three years to take the chip operations off its hands, the companies said in a statement on Monday. IBM took a related pre-tax...

  • Oct 19- IBM Corp has agreed to hive off its loss-making semiconductor unit to contract-chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take the chip operations off its hands, WSJ said. IBM issued an advisory on Sunday saying it would make a "major business...

  • Analyst chip picks     Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Morgan Brennan rounds up the wild ride for semiconductor stocks this week after Microchip's warning, and which chip stocks are performing best.

  • SanDisk's shares fell 5 percent in extended trading, after the company also reported lower-than-expected revenue for the third quarter. SanDisk, a supplier of memory chips for Apple Inc's iPhones, in June bought Fusion-io Inc, a solid-state storage products maker. SanDisk forecast revenue of $1.80 billion- $1.85 billion for the fourth quarter ending...

  • SanDisk's shares fell 5 percent in extended trading, after the company also reported lower-than-expected revenue for the third quarter. SanDisk, a supplier of memory chips for Apple Inc's iPhones, bought Fusion-io to enter the high-margin solid-state drives business. SanDisk forecast revenue of $1.80 billion- $1.85 billion for the fourth quarter ending...

  • Oct 16- Xilinx Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit due to higher sales of programmable chips to industrial, aerospace and defense customers, sending the company's shares up 5 percent in extended trading. The segment accounted for 41 percent of Xilinx's total revenue in the quarter. Semiconductors made by Xilinx are sold off the...

  • Programmable chipmaker Xilinx's quarterly revenue rises Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    Oct 16- Programmable chipmaker Xilinx Inc reported a rise in quarterly revenue due to higher sales to industrial, aerospace and defense customers. The company's net income rose to $171.5 million, or 62 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Sept. 27 from $141.5 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier. Semiconductors made by Xilinx are sold off the shelf...

  • Oct 16- SanDisk Corp reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of memory chips used in Apple Inc's iPhones and solid-state hard drives. However, SanDisk's net income fell to $262.7 million, or $1.09 per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 28 from $276.9 million, or $1.18 per share, a year earlier, due to higher expenses.

  • Intel says PC shows signs of life     Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Chris Caso, Susquehanna Financial, weighs in on Intel's future and relationship with Microsoft.

  • *Qualcomm beats out possible bidder Microchip for CSR. *CSR purchase helps Qualcomm diversify beyond phones. Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy CSR Plc for $2.5 billion, offering what it hopes is a knock-out blow to win the British Bluetooth specialist which is growing in areas like automotive and wearable devices.

  • Qualcomm trumps Microchip with $2.5B deal for CSR Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:39 AM ET

    Qualcomm has agreed to buy chip maker CSR for $2.5 billion, pushing out its rival Microchip Technology to win the British Bluetooth specialist.

  • UPDATE 1-ASML says on track to hit year's sales target Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, Oct 15- Dutch electronic chip manufacturing equipment maker ASML reported a drop in quarterly sales on Wednesday but said it was still on track to hit its full-year target as it delivers on two system orders that were delayed. Sales figures from ASML, which supplies chip lithography systems to all of the world's largest chip makers, including Intel,...