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  • Texas Instruments Lowers Outlook; Shares Drop Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 4:54 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    Chip maker Texas Instruments lowered its outlook for quarterly earnings and revenue in the first quarter on weaker than expected chip demand and its shares fell as much as 5.5 percent.

  • Chipmakers NatSemi, Marvell Post Higher Sales Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 4:32 PM ET
    National Semiconductor

    Analog chipmaker National Semiconductor reported quarterly results in line with lowered expectations, while fellow chipmaker Marvell Technology reversed its quarterly loss from last year.

  • AMD Debuts New Integrated Graphics Chipsets Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 12:37 PM ET
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    Advanced Micro Devices announced a new collection of chips that will add better graphics capabilities to the motherboards that connect the different parts of a personal computer.

  • Intel Cuts Margin Forecast, Citing Memory Chips Monday, 3 Mar 2008 | 6:41 PM ET
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    Intel lowered its gross margin forecast for the current quarter on Monday, citing weaker pricing on certain types of memory chips and the company's shares fell 2 percent in extended trading.

  • Micron, Nanya Tech Ink Tech, JV Agreement: Report Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | 12:53 AM ET

    Micron Technology, the largest U.S. maker of memory chips, and smaller rival Nanya Technology have signed an agreement on technology licensing and a possible chip joint venture, sources from both companies said.

  • Nvidia Shares Tumble, Hurt by Growth Concerns Thursday, 14 Feb 2008 | 12:43 PM ET

    Shares of Nvidia suffered their worst one-day loss in more than three years Thursday, a day after the graphics chipmaker reported the first weakening of gross margin in 13 quarters and concerns mounted over competitive risks from rivals ATI and Intel.

  • Applied Materials Profit Falls But Tops Forecasts Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 4:26 PM ET
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    Applied Materials posted a lower quarterly profit as revenue declined 8 percent amid a slump in the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry, but the company's performance beat expectations.

  • Intel, AMD Don't See Demand Falling Off Cliff Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 1:51 PM ET
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    At Intel and Advanced Micro Devices, which together own the market for computer microprocessors, their chief executives had one message for investors this week: "What, me worry?"

  • Intel Shares Plummet as Profit, Sales Come Up Short Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 11:14 AM ET
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    Intel shares took a nosedive Wednesday after the chip maker posted fourth-quarter results and a first-quarter outlook behind Wall Street targets.

  • Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel posted fourth-quarter results and a first-quarter outlook behind Wall Street targets, sending its shares down about 15 percent.

  • Intel to Unveil Souped-Up Wireless Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 5:31 PM ET
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    WiMAX, loosely described as “WiFi on steroids,” is finally ready for its close up.

  • Intel Earnings Preview: Cautious Market Leader Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 12:14 PM ET
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    Analysts polled by Thomson Financial expect Intel to report profits of 40 cents a share on sales of $10.84 billion after markets close Thursday.

  • Intel Probed by NY Attorney General Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    Semiconductor giant Intel is being investigated by Andrew Cuomo, New York attorney general, his office said Thursday. The AG is probing whether Intel violated state and/or federal antitrust laws in its market-share battle with key rival Advanced Micro Devices.

  • Intel CEO Sees No Global Recession In The Cards Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 4:22 PM ET

    At the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini spoke with Jim Goldman about the future of the semiconductor giant and the industry as a whole. The CEO waxed optimistic. "You have to remember, 75 percent of Intel's sales are non-U.S. ...And there seem to be no signs of a global 'R-word' out there," the CEO declared.

  • IBM: Breakthrough Heralds Supercomputer on A Chip Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 10:49 AM ET

    IBM says it has made a breakthrough in converting electrical signals into light pulses that brings closer the day when supercomputing, which now requires huge machines, will be done on a single chip.

  • Semiconductor Sales Rise 5% in October: SIA Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 11:24 AM ET
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    Global sales of semiconductors rose by 5 percent in October from a year earlier, fueled by stronger-than-expected demand for personal computers, , the Semiconductor Industry Association said.

  • Micron Tech to Enter Solid-State Drive Market Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 1:40 PM ET

    Memory chip maker Micron Technology Incsaid Wednesday that it was entering the market for solid-state drives for use in computer, server and networking devices, sending its shares up more than 6 percent.

  • Applied Materials Outlook Disappoints, Shares Fall Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 6:38 PM ET
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    Applied Materials the largest supplier of tools for making microchips, gave a profit forecast on Wednesday that was far below Wall Street expectations, sending shares down 5 percent.

  • Microchip Sales to Gain in 2008 Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 10:11 AM ET
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    Global sales of microchips are expected to increase 7.7 percent in 2008, accelerating from a raised growth forecast of 3.8 percent this year, an industry group said Wednesday.

  • Intel's Third-Quarter Profit, Outlook Tops Forecasts Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 2:06 PM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel posted a 43% increase in quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of notebook personal computer microprocessors and its restructuring efforts. Shares  surged after-hours.