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  • 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

    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

    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
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    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

    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

    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.