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  • Oct 16- Xilinx Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit due to higher sales of programmable chips to industrial, aerospace and defense customers, sending the company's shares up 5 percent in extended trading. The segment accounted for 41 percent of Xilinx's total revenue in the quarter. Semiconductors made by Xilinx are sold off the...

  • Programmable chipmaker Xilinx's quarterly revenue rises Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    Oct 16- Programmable chipmaker Xilinx Inc reported a rise in quarterly revenue due to higher sales to industrial, aerospace and defense customers. The company's net income rose to $171.5 million, or 62 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Sept. 27 from $141.5 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier. Semiconductors made by Xilinx are sold off the shelf...

  • Oct 16- SanDisk Corp reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of memory chips used in Apple Inc's iPhones and solid-state hard drives. However, SanDisk's net income fell to $262.7 million, or $1.09 per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 28 from $276.9 million, or $1.18 per share, a year earlier, due to higher expenses.

  • Intel says PC shows signs of life  Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 6:22 AM ET

    Chris Caso, Susquehanna Financial, weighs in on Intel's future and relationship with Microsoft.

  • *Qualcomm beats out possible bidder Microchip for CSR. *CSR purchase helps Qualcomm diversify beyond phones. Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy CSR Plc for $2.5 billion, offering what it hopes is a knock-out blow to win the British Bluetooth specialist which is growing in areas like automotive and wearable devices.

  • Qualcomm trumps Microchip with $2.5B deal for CSR Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:39 AM ET

    Qualcomm has agreed to buy chip maker CSR for $2.5 billion, pushing out its rival Microchip Technology to win the British Bluetooth specialist.

  • UPDATE 1-ASML says on track to hit year's sales target Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, Oct 15- Dutch electronic chip manufacturing equipment maker ASML reported a drop in quarterly sales on Wednesday but said it was still on track to hit its full-year target as it delivers on two system orders that were delayed. Sales figures from ASML, which supplies chip lithography systems to all of the world's largest chip makers, including Intel,...

  • LONDON, Oct 15- Qualcomm Inc has agreed to buy chip maker CSR Plc for $2.5 billion, pushing out its rival Microchip Technology to win the British Bluetooth specialist which is growing in areas like automotive and wearable devices. Qualcomm, the world's number one mobile chipmaker, has agreed to pay 900 pence a share in cash for CSR, representing a 56.5 percent...

  • Hideout chip names: Intel & Qualcomm  Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    Chris Rolland, FBR senior equity analyst, is monitoring Intel's Q3 earnings conference call. The "Fast Money" traders take their positions in the chip space.

  • Shares of Skyworks, which counts Apple Inc among its customers, rose as much as 11 percent in early morning trading. Shares of other suppliers to Apple such as RF Micro Devices Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV and Avago Technologies Ltd were also up on the news. Sterne Agee analysts Vijay Rakesh and Troy Cowdrey said the companies were placed well, as Apple was set to...

  • BEIJING/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 14- Intel's investment of up to $1.5 billion in two fast-growing Chinese mobile chipmakers has effectively aligned the U.S. giant with a third party- a Beijing government intent on producing a viable domestic challenger to the likes of Qualcomm and Samsung. The deal hashed out by Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich over 24 hours...

  • Chip picks: SanDisk, F5 & more  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    Discussing a major selloff in tech late last week, and opportunities in the chip space, with Paul Meeks, Saturna senior analyst. Meeks likes SanDisk and F5 Networks.

  • Chip stocks slammed  Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    Just how bad are chip stocks? How to play the weakness in semiconductor stocks after Microchip's sector warning, with Stacy Rasgon, Alliance Bernstein.

  • For chipmakers, 2014 is "a tale of two halves": HSBC  Sunday, 12 Oct 2014 | 11:23 PM ET

    Steven Pelayo, Regional Head of Technology Research for Asia-Pacific at HSBC, discusses the outlook for the semiconductor sector.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq on Friday posted their largest weekly declines since May 2012 and the Dow turned negative for the year, led down by technology stocks after a chipmaker warned of a major pullback in the industry. Some pinned the slide to concern about the Federal Reserve's imminent ending of its asset purchases stimulus, as well as worries...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq on Friday posted their largest weekly declines since May 2012 and the Dow turned negative for the year, led down by technology stocks after a chipmaker warned of a major pullback in the industry. Some pinned the slide to concern about the Federal Reserve's imminent ending of its asset purchases stimulus, as well as worries...

  • Chipmakers led the decline, with the PHLX semiconductor index down 6.6 percent, the most for any day since mid February 2009, after Microchip Technology warned of a broad-based industry downturn. Microchip Tech shares tumbled 11.9 percent and the SOX entered correction territory, falling as much as 15.4 percent from a 13- year high hit less than a month ago.

  • Buy the chip dip plays  Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    Chip stocks are getting slammed today on a warning from Microchip, which believes another industry correction has begun. The FMHR traders, and Cody Acree, Ascendiant analyst, discuss.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The Nasdaq dropped more than 1 percent on Friday, continuing a recent bout of weakness as the tech-heavy index was pressured by weakness in semiconductor stocks. "In a vacuum of policy response" to the weakness in Europe, "investors are selling first and asking questions later," said Jim McDonald, chief investment strategist at Chicago- based...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The Dow and S&P 500 rose on Friday, modestly rebounding after a sharp decline in the previous session, though weakness in chipmakers limited the Nasdaq's advance. Intel Corp fell 2.4 percent to $32.77 while Texas Instruments sank 6.8 percent to $42.87 and Micron Tech lost 6.1 percent to $28.77. "Investors may have to worry beyond Friday about the...