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  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

  • ASML Orders Rebound in Third Quarter Wednesday, 17 Oct 2007 | 2:11 AM ET

    Dutch chip equipment maker ASML said on Wednesday it received orders for 40 machines in the third quarter, broadly in line with average analyst estimates, as bookings rebounded from a second-quarter slump.

  • Can Chip Makers Fix Your Eyesight? Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 4:59 PM ET

    When you hear the names Intel, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, healthcare isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but that could change.

  • Intel Wins Mobile WiMax Chip Deal With Nokia Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 1:48 PM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel said on Wednesday it had won a mobile WiMax chip order from the world's top cellphone maker Nokia, which will use its semiconductors in Internet-focused devices from 2008.

  • Texas Instruments to Buy Shares, Boosts Dividend Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 9:07 AM ET

    Texas Instruments said Friday its board has approved an additional $5 billion share buyback and the company plans to raise its quarterly cash dividend by 25 percent.

  • Intel Says Tinier Chipmaking Technology on Track Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 2:04 PM ET

    Intel said on Tuesday it would be able to mass-produce computer processors with features one-third smaller than the current cutting edge within two years.

  • Texas Instruments Shares Fall on Lower Forecast Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 2:46 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    Shares of Texas Instruments slipped Wednesday after the chip maker did not raise its sales forecast as some investors expected.

  • Texas Instruments Narrows Sales, Earnings Guidance Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 7:52 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments narrowed its earnings and revenue guidance for the third quarter on Tuesday afternoon, sending shares lower in after-hours trading.

  • Intel Raises 3Q Sales Outlook By $200M Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 9:51 PM ET

    Intel raises 3Q sales outlook by $200M

  • Intel Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday for its first chip factory in China, expanding its presence in the booming Chinese computer industry and boosting Beijing's campaign to lure foreign high-tech investment.

  • AMD Hopes to Regain Share with New 4-Core Chip Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 6:11 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices  is set to launch its highly publicized new server chip Monday, delivering the biggest jolt to its product lineup in four years.

  • National Semiconductor Profit Down as Sales Decline Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 6:45 PM ET

    Chipmaker National Semiconductor said Thursday its fiscal first-quarter profit declined amid lower sales, though results improved sequentially, driven by growth in wireless mobile devices.

  • Intel Introduces New Quad-Core Processors Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 12:47 PM ET

    Intel on Thursday introduced  high-end processors for computer servers to compete with an upcoming new product from Advanced Micro Devices. Intel said the six new Quad-Core Xeon 7300 series processors can deliver more than twice the performance over its previous-generation dual-core products.

  • Sigma Designs Reports Strong Earnings, Shares Surge Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    Semiconductor company Sigma Designs said fiscal second-quarter profit surged as sales more than double doubled. The company said it earned $8.6 million, or 32 cents per share, compared with a profit of $216,000, or a penny a share, during the same period a year prior.