Aug 29- Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications technology into the next iPhone, which would enable the smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.» Read More
July 22 (Reuters)- British semiconductor materials maker IQE Plc said its revenue slid about 17 percent in the first-half of the year, hurt by destocking by customers due to softness in the handset market and a strong pound.
July 22- British semiconductor materials maker IQE Plc said its revenue slid about 17 percent in the first-half of the year, hurt by destocking by customers due to softness in the handset market and a strong pound.
*SK Hynix says received formal notice of Toshiba suit. SEOUL, July 21- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc on Monday said Japanese rival Toshiba Corp is seeking 109.15 billion yen in damages in a lawsuit filed over the suspected leak of NAND flash memory chip technology.
*Qualcomm has already placed orders with Samsung- newspapers. TAIPEI, July 17- Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd fell as much as 6 percent on Thursday after an analyst and Taiwanese media reported the likely loss of orders for next-generation chips from Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc..
TAIPEI, July 17- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd is likely to lose orders for its next-generation chips from Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc to rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to an analyst and Taiwanese media.
July 16- SanDisk Corp gave a current-quarter revenue forecast that was below Wall Street's estimate, warning that it would be unable to the meet the booming demand for solid-state drives and memory chips, and its shares fell 9 percent in extended trading.
*Intel gains on earnings, outlook; semiconductors rally. *Time Warner rebuffs $80 bln bid from 21st Century Fox. Time Warner Inc shares jumped 17.1 percent to $83.13 and ranked as the S&P 500' s best performer after Twenty-First Century Fox confirmed it made an $80 billion takeover offer for the company that was turned down.
TAIPEI, July 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, expects revenue to grow at least a record 20 percent this year thanks to increased demand from smartphone makers like Apple Inc..
IBM announced it will invest $3 billion in chip research and development in hopes of finding a game-changing breakthrough.
July 7- Touchscreen chipmaker Atmel Corp said it would buy Newport Media, a maker of low-power Wi-Fi and bluetooth gear, for $140 million to gain ground in a technology that helps connect everything through the Internet. Atmel's shares were down 1 percent in early trading on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 3- Qualcomm, which makes mobile chips, said on Thursday that Chinese contract manufacturer SMIC would produce its Snapdragon processors.
So far semiconductors have been able to overcome broader market volatility. CNBC's Seema Mody looks at why some analysts think semi stocks are overbought and expect a consolidation.
Dissecting the fundamental story for semiconductor stocks, with CNBC's Seema Mody.
*Combined company will have about $1.4 bln annual sales. FRANKFURT, June 26- Austria's AMS is in talks to buy German peer Dialog Semiconductor to create a European chipmaker with a market value of about $4.7 billion that could better tap the growing market for web-connected devices.
*Companies working on $4.7 bln deal- report. FRANKFURT, June 26- Austrian semiconductor maker AMS is in talks to buy Germany's Dialog Semiconductor, a supplier of chips for Apple's iPhone and iPad, the two companies said on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc posted fiscal third-quarter results above expectations and said pent up demand for personal computers is fueling demand for its DRAM chips.
*ParkerVision falls as much as 76 percent, plans appeal. June 23- A U.S. federal judge overturned a jury verdict that had required chipmaker Qualcomm Inc to pay ParkerVision Inc $173 million for infringing patents for technology used in smartphones. Shares of ParkerVision, which designs wireless chips, plunged as much as 76 percent on Monday.
Does the Intel upgrade and raised revenue guidance mean it should be added to your portfolio? Tom Forte, Telsey Advisory Group, and Timothy Lesko, Granite Investment Advisors, debate the play on the chipmaker.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 12- Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices promoted senior executive Lisa Su to chief operating officer and announced an internal reorganization, aiming to expand into new markets to offset slowing demand for personal computers.
June 10- Touchscreen chipmaker Synaptics Inc said it would buy the sole supplier of display chips for the iPhone for $475 million, potentially winning back Apple Inc as a customer. Synaptics's shares jumped 19 percent in extended trading after the company also raised its revenue forecast for the fourth quarter ending June 30.