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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 22- Memory chipmaker SanDisk posted fourth-quarter revenue above expectations as the adoption of solid-state drives helped drive demand for its chips.

  • Jan 21- IQE Plc said its core earnings jumped about 49 percent in 2013, allaying concerns that slowing growth in the global smartphone market was hurting the British semiconductor materials maker.

  • TAIPEI, Jan 20- Taiwan's export orders rose much faster than expected in December, which authorities said stemmed from record demand for communications and electronics products.

  • *Expects 2nd- qtr adjusted profit/shr $0.59 vs est $0.57. *Expects 2nd- qtr revenue $470 mln vs est $460.5 mln. Jan 16- Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc reported a 44 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by increased demand for its analog chips used to connect machines and devices to the Internet, and forecast second-quarter profit above estimates.

  • Micron profit boosted by Elpida buy, chip recovery Wednesday, 8 Jan 2014 | 8:17 AM ET

    Micron reported higher profit in the first quarter, helped by strong sales at its Elpida business and a recovery in chip prices.

  • Jan 7- Micron Technology reported a much higher-than-expected profit in the first quarter, helped by strong sales at its recently acquired Elpida Memory business and a recovery in memory chip prices. U.S. memory chip makers such as Micron and SanDisk Corp have been gaining since last year as prices of memory chip prices rebounded from lows hit in 2012..

  • *To invest in chip plants in Germany, Singapore. ABU DHABI, Jan 3- Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Investment Co plans to invest up to $10 billion over the next two years in GlobalFoundries' upstate New York semiconductor factory, its chief executive said on Friday.

  • SEOUL, Dec 18- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc will invest 15 trillion won to build and buy new facilities for dynamic random access memory production in Icheon from 2014 to 2021, newspaper Chosun Ilbo reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed high-ranking government source.

  • *Avago offers $11.15 per share, a premium of 41 percent. *Avago shares rise 11 percent; LSI soars 39 percent. Dec 16- Avago Technologies Ltd on Monday said it would buy LSI Corp for $6.6 billion in one of the semiconductor industry's largest deals this year as it turns to the fast-growing storage chip market to counter volatility in its main wireless business.

  • *Avago offers $11.15 per share, a premium of 41 pct. *Avago shares rise 11 pct; LSI shares up 39 pct. Dec 16- Mobile chipmaker Avago Technologies Ltd said it would buy LSI Corp for $6.6 billion as it turns to the fast-growing storage chip market to counter volatility in its main wireless business.

  • Dec 16- Avago Technologies Ltd, whose chips are used in Apple Inc's products, said it would buy LSI Corp for $6.6 billion to enter the fast-growing storage chip market. Avago's shares rose nearly 16 percent to $52.97 before the bell on Monday.

  • Dec 13- Intellectual Ventures has settled a patent lawsuit against chipmaker Altera Corp, leaving Xilinx Inc as the only remaining defendant in a suit in which IV had claimed infringement by four semiconductor companies, according to court documents.

  • Dec 13- Qualcomm Inc promoted Chief Operating Officer Steve Mollenkopf to chief executive in a surprise move that follows investor pressure on the phone chipmaker to return capital and speculation that he might be poached to run Microsoft.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 22- Shares of Intel Corp fell nearly 5 percent on Friday after Wall Street came away from its investor meeting craving more evidence that the chipmaker can forge a strong mobile presence to drive up revenue and margins.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 21- Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said on Thursday he planned to expand his company's small contract manufacturing business, paving the way for more chipmakers to tap into the world's most advanced process technology.

  • *Shares of Qualcomm, Synaptics rise as sales to China grow. *China market big enough to support latecomers- analysts.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 7- Nvidia Corp gave a revenue forecast for the current quarter that was shy of Wall Street's expectations as the graphics chipmaker faces tough competition in tablets and a slow personal computer market.

  • *Expects 1st- quarter adj earnings $0.66/ shr vs est $0.65. Oct 30- Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc forecast current-quarter results above analysts' estimates as it sells more analog chips used to connect machines to the Internet, sending its shares up 5 percent in extended trading.

  • Oct 29- Activist investor Starboard Value LP asked TriQuint Semiconductor Inc to consider selling or restructuring its mobile power amplifier business, which it says is dragging down the radio frequency chipmaker's share price.

  • Oct 29- Activist investor Starboard Value LP asked TriQuint Semiconductor Inc to consider selling or restructuring its mobile power amplifier business, which it says is dragging down the radio frequency chipmaker's share price.

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