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  • Programmable chip maker Xilinx's profit falls 4 pct Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    Jan 21- Programmable chip maker Xilinx Inc reported a 4.2 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by weak sales to broadcast and communications customers. Xilinx shares fell 5.2 percent to $39.35 in extended trading. Semiconductors made by Xilinx are sold off the shelf and can be programmed by customers to do specific tasks.

  • ASML shares hit record after topping forecasts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Employees inspect semiconductor chips on the production line at the Hana Microelectronics plant at the Hi-Tech Industrial Estate in Thailand.

    ASML Holding reported forecast-beating results on the back of stronger-than-expected demand from memory chip makers, sending its shares to a new high.

  • AMSTERDAM, Jan 21- ASML Holding NV, the world's largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, has reported forecast-beating results on the back of stronger-than-expected demand from memory chip makers, sending its shares to a record high. ASML, whose rivals include Applied Materials, which it outranks by stock market value, and Nikon, reported...

  • AMSTERDAM, Jan 21- ASML Holding NV, the world's largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, reported forecast-beating results on the back of stronger-than-expected demand from memory chip makers, sending its shares to a record high. ASML makes lithography machines, which use highly focused beams of light to trace out the circuitry of computer chips.

  • Jan 16- Hong Kong shares drifted downward on Friday as losses on Wall Street spread to Asia. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were China National Culture Group, down 11.1 percent to HK $0.12 Bank Of China, down 0.7 percent to HK $4.44 and Semiconductor Manufacturing International, down 2.8 percent to HK $0.70. Chinese investment...

  • *Books record net profit, revenue in 2014 on Apple strength. TAIPEI, Jan 15- Apple Inc chip supplier TSMC reported record net profit on Thursday and said the proliferation of low-priced, chip-hungry smartphones in China could see the company expand production in the world's biggest handset market. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, whose chips company...

  • UPDATE 2-SanDisk's memory chip sales weak, shares fall Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    Jan 12- SanDisk Corp said it expects fourth-quarter revenue to be lower than its forecast, citing weaker-than-expected sales of retail products and flash memory storage chips. SanDisk's warning also spooked investors in rival Micron Technology, whose stock was down 5 percent. Analysts said SanDisk's weak revenue forecast was partly due to a glut in the...

  • SanDisk cuts revenue forecast, shares fall Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    SanDisk said it expects revenue to be lower than it had forecast, citing weaker-than-expected sales of retail products and NAND storage chips.

  • UPDATE 1-SanDisk cuts revenue forecast, shares fall Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    Jan 12- SanDisk Corp said it expects fourth-quarter revenue to be lower than it had forecast, citing weaker-than-expected sales of retail products and NAND storage chips. SanDisk, which is increasingly using its chips to build and sell solid-state drives directly to companies and consumers, had already warned of supply constraints for the quarter.

  • Connecting the car of the future  Tuesday, 6 Jan 2015 | 10:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt speaks to Scott McGregor, Broadcom president & CEO, about the advent Ethernet and higher bandwidth inside your car.

  • Microsoft's gift to Intel  Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    David Garrity, GVA Research, provides his take on Intel's key growth drivers.

  • LONDON, Dec 3- Strong demand for smartphones and automotive electronics has boosted growth for the semiconductor industry this year, as a global industry association said results for 2014 were set to have beaten forecasts with further modest growth expected. Even Microchip Technology, which sent shudders through global markets in October by warning of a...

  • Dec 1- Cypress Semiconductor Corp will buy peer Spansion Inc for $1.59 billion in stock to create a flash-memory chipmaker with more than $2 billion in annual revenue. Spansion's stock was trading at $25.20 after the bell, lower than Cypress's offer of $25.63, based on Monday's close. Spansion shareholders will receive 2.457 Cypress shares for each Spansion...

  • Dec 1- U.S. chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp said it would buy peer Spansion Inc in an all-stock deal valued at about $4 billion. Spansion shareholders will receive 2.457 Cypress shares for each Spansion share they own, the companies said on Monday. Shareholders of each company will own about 50 percent of the combined entity.

  • *HP, Analog Devices rally after results. Hewlett-Packard, Apple and chipmakers were among the largest advancers, with the PHLX semiconductor index closing up 2.1 percent to its highest since June 2001. Analog Devices jumped 5.5 percent to $54.56, leading the sector a day after posting results.

  • US STOCKS-Tech buoys Wall Street, but energy still weighs Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    *U.S. markets closed Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday. NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. stocks edged up on Wednesday, boosted by tech shares, while the energy sector was once more the largest weight on the market as crude prices continued to flirt with multi-year lows. Hewlett-Packard, Apple and chipmakers were among the largest advancers, with the PHLX semiconductor index...

  • Nov 26- Hong Kong shares produced a solid rise on Wednesday following a rally in mainland markets. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were CCT Land, down 4.17 percent to HK $0.02; Semiconductor Manufacturing International, down 4.82 percent to HK $0.79 and Bank Of China, up 2.37 percent to HK $3.89. Chinese investment flowing from...

  • AMSTERDAM/ FRANKFURT, Nov 24 (Reuters)- ASML, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, said on Monday it could nearly double annual sales to 10 billion euros ( $12 billion) by 2018-- or up to two years later if customers put off buying its latest machines. ASML is working to introduce a new generation of' extreme ultraviolet' (EUV) tools which...

  • AMSTERDAM, Nov 24- ASML, the world's largest maker of lithograpy machines for the semiconductor industry pushed back its sales growth goal on Monday in a belated recognition of the struggle it has been having in commercialising its next generation of products. "We believe the market was looking for ASML to reach the disclosed financial targets by 2018," ING...

  • WUZHEN, China Nov 20- Qualcomm Inc's opportunities in China will be far greater than its challenges, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday as the U.S. mobile chipmaker prepares to face a possible record fine for antitrust violations in the country. Speaking at the World Internet Conference on Thursday with Qualcomm Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs, Li said he...