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  • Intel Not Worried About Apple Competition Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 2:31 PM ET

    Competition in the computer chip market from Apple and others does not worry Intel, CFO Stacy Smith told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Chip Sales Expected to Grow by 10% in 2010 Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 8:39 AM ET

    The Semiconductor Industry Association reported that its sales are expected to grow by 10 percent to $242.1 billion in 2010 and by more than 8 percent to $262.3 billion in 2011 in its annual industry forecast.

  • Global Chip Sales Improve, Still Below '08 Levels Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 8:29 AM ET

    Global semiconductor sales continued to improve in the third quarter, according to an industry trade group, though revenue remains below year-ago levels.

  • Do-Over: Microsoft Tries Again With Zune HD Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 4:41 PM ET
    Zune 2009

    Initially rolled out by Microsoft in 2006, the Zune was positioned as a wannabe iPod killer – and was promptly squashed by Apple’s popular system. Now the Zune HD, a redesigned, flashier version of the system, is hitting retail shelves.

  • Chip Sales to Fall Sharply amid Weak Demand Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 10:02 AM ET

    Worldwide sales of semiconductors will fall 21 percent this year, the Semiconductor Industry Association projected Friday.

  • Analog Devices Beats Forecasts; Shares Jump Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 5:15 PM ET

    Chip designer Analog Devices posted sharply lower profit and sales for its fiscal second quarter Tuesday amid the economic turmoil that has dampened global chip demand.

  • Intel CFO Says Comfortable With Revenue Forecast Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    Intel, the world's biggest computer chipmaker, is comfortable with its forecast for revenue in the current third quarter, its chief financial officer said on Tuesday.

  • SanDisk Shares Pounded After Posting Sharp Loss Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    SanDisk  Monday reported a sharp swing to a loss in its quarterly results as pricing was hurt by an industry glut of memory chips for gadgets, sending its shares down 9 percent after-hours.

  • Yum Margins Weaken, Sending Shares Lower Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 5:59 PM ET
    A KFC restaurant in Boston.

    Yum Brands, parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, on Wednesday posted a 5 percent rise in quarterly profit, but shares fell more than 5 percent as rising commodity prices ate into restaurant margins in the United States and China.

  • CSX Earnings Rise, Matching Analyst Estimates Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 5:38 PM ET

    CSX, the U.S. railroad, reported higher second-quarter net profit that met expectation on Tuesday, as strong pricing offset a 3 percent decline in freight volumes.

  • Intel Posts Higher Profit, Boosts Sales Outlook Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 4:51 PM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel said on Tuesday quarterly net income rose 25 percent, helped by strong sales of microprocessors used in notebook computers, and gave a revenue forecast that topped expectations.

  • Nvidia Shares Tumble After Profit Warning Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 8:34 AM ET

    Shares for graphics chipmaker Nvidia will be under pressure after the company warned on Wednesday that revenues and gross margin would miss analysts' estimates due in part to weak demand.

  • Semiconductor Group Cuts Global Sales Forecast Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 9:53 AM ET

    The Semiconductor Industry Association on Wednesday cut its forecast for growth in global sales of semiconductors in 2008, citing lower prices due to competition in the memory chip sector.

  • NatSemi Shares Leap as Results Beat Forecasts Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 11:42 AM ET
    National Semiconductor

    Analog chipmaker National Semiconductor on Thursday posted a lower fourth quarter net profit, but revenues and earnings topped expectations as it sold more profitable chips, and shares jumped.

  • NatSemi Shares Jump as Sales Beat Forecast Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 4:21 PM ET
    National Semiconductor

    Analog chipmaker National Semiconductor on Thursday posted a lower quarterly net profit but revenues topped its own forecast as it sold more profitable chips, and shares rose 3 percent.

  • Global Semiconductor Sales Up 5.9% in April Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 8:36 AM ET

    The Semiconductor Industry Association said worldwide sales of semiconductors grew 5.9% in April 2007 on a year-over-year basis, but sales were flat compared with March.

  • Options: Playing for a Chip Merger Friday, 30 May 2008 | 5:44 PM ET

    The chip sector is getting attention from options traders lately, according to one industry expert, and it's most likely due to consolidation speculation.

  • Cisco Shares Pare Gains on Worries of Weak Orders Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 8:39 AM ET
    Cisco Systems

    Cisco Systems saw its shares slip in premarket trading Wednesday, a day after the company reported earnings that were better than expected but did not ease analyst concerns that slowing orders would pressure the company's stock.

  • Cisco Profit Better than Expected Tuesday, 6 May 2008 | 4:57 PM ET
    Cisco Systems

    Cisco Systems reported a profit that topped expectations as growth in Internet traffic supported sales of network equipment despite concerns of a slowing U.S. economy, and the company affirmed long-term sales targets.

  • Texas Instruments Meets Forecasts, Cuts Guidance Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 6:18 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments said its quarterly profit rose from a year ago, but the company lowered its guidance for the second quarter, blaming weak demand for chips used in advanced cell phones.