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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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 posted a 43% increase in quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of notebook personal computer microprocessors and its restructuring efforts. Shares surged after-hours.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Shares of Texas Instruments slipped Wednesday after the chip maker did not raise its sales forecast as some investors expected.
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
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.
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.
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 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.