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  • Taiwan's UMC to expand China customer base via JV factory Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 6:44 AM ET

    TAIPEI, April 29- Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp, the world's No.2 contract chip maker, intends to expand its customer base in China via its joint venture factory with the Fujian Province government, company executives said Wednesday. UMC broke ground on the factory last month in a joint ceremony with government officials and major client Qualcomm Inc,...

  • Samsung mobile turnaround is 'remarkable': Pro   Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 8:33 PM ET
    Samsung mobile turnaround is 'remarkable': Pro

    Nam Hyung Kim, managing director of Arete Research Asia, says first-quarter earnings for Samsung's mobile division staged a turnaround before the launch of the Galaxy S6.

  • *Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron announce buybacks. TOKYO, April 27- U.S. firm Applied Materials Inc on Monday scrapped its $10 billion planned takeover of chip-making gear rival Tokyo Electron Ltd after the deal, a rare foreign bid for a Japanese firm, ran afoul of U.S. anti-trust regulators. Tokyo Electron said both companies gave up on the deal after more than...

  • SEOUL, April 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is set to spend at least another 10 trillion won to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, a 64 percent increase over announced investment plans, domestic online news service MoneyToday reported. The plans for the new plant, which will be located in Pyeongtaek south of Seoul, has led to some worries about the...

  • SEOUL, April 23- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd plans to invest at least another 10 trillion won to boost capacity at a new South Korean chip plant, news service MoneyToday reported on Thursday without citing sources. Samsung has already announced a 15.6 trillion won investment to build the plant in Pyeongtaek south of Seoul, its biggest commitment to a single...

  • April 22- Texas Instruments Inc forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' expectations, citing weak demand for its chips from communication equipment and consumer electronics markets and a strong dollar. TI forecast a profit of 60- 70 cents per share and revenue of $3.12 billion- $3.38 billion for the second quarter. Net income attributable to TI rose...

  • US STOCKS-Futures fall with eyes on earnings, dollar Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    *EMC Corp dropped 2.2 percent to $25.75 as the data storage equipment maker cut its full-year forecast, citing the strong dollar. *Yahoo shares were up 1.3 percent at $45.07 after the company said it had hired advisers to determine the "most promising opportunities" for its stake in Yahoo Japan. *Broadcom rose 6.4 percent to $46.80 after the wireless chip maker...

  • April 21- Wireless chip maker Broadcom Inc reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit, helped by strong sales of its WiFi and broadband chips to handset makers such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd.. Broadcom forecast revenue of $2.10 billion, plus or minus $75 million, for the second quarter ending June 30. Broadcom's net income...

  • Chipmaker Broadcom's quarterly revenue rises 4 pct Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    April 21- Wireless chip maker Broadcom Inc reported a 4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by strong sales of its Wifi and broadband chips to smartphone makers such as Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Broadcom's net income rose to $209 million, or 34 cents per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $165 million, or 28 cents per share, a year...

  • SEOUL, April 21- U.S. chip maker Qualcomm Inc plans to have its next-generation Snapdragon 820 mobile processors manufactured by Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, tech news website Re/code reported, citing unnamed sources. The report, dated April 20, did not say whether Qualcomm was looking at other manufacturers for the 820 processor besides Samsung.

  • *Forecast comes after client Qualcomm's chips dropped by Samsung. TAIPEI, April 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd on Thursday said revenue is likely to fall in the second quarter from the first, due in part to the loss of business at one of its key customers. The forecast comes a week after rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it used its own chips in its...

  • *Chips from client Qualcomm dropped by Samsung. TAIPEI, April 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd reported a 65 percent rise in first-quarter net profit on Thursday, beating analyst estimates, boosted by strong sales of iPhones from main client Apple Inc.. Company-watchers are skittish about the firm's future as competition intensifies to produce...

  • April 15- Memory chipmaker SanDisk Corp reported a fall in quarterly revenue, its first in two years, hurt by lower pricing, lean inventory and weaker-than-expected sales of storage products used in data centers. SanDisk's adjusted profit also fell short of analysts' average estimate, sending the company's shares down about 1 percent in after market trading.

  • April 15- Memory chipmaker SanDisk Corp reported a fall in quarterly revenue, its first in two years, hurt by lower pricing, lean inventory and weaker-than-expected sales of storage products used in data centers. Sandisk's revenue fell nearly 12 percent in the first quarter ended March 29 to $1.33 billion, in line with the company's own recently lowered...

  • UPDATE 1-ASML sales outlook falls short of consensus Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:11 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, April 15- ASML Holding, a key supplier to top global semiconductor makers, gave a slightly lower than expected forecast for second-quarter sales after posting a 60 percent jump in first-quarter profit on Wednesday. ASML reported first-quarter net profit of 403 million euros on sales of 1.65 billion euros. However, ASML's Chief Financial Officer...

  • Intel forecast current-quarter revenue of $13.2 billion, plus or minus $500 million, based on expectations of stronger demand for its personal computer chips and continued strength in its data center business. For the full year, Intel forecast flat revenue, also in line with Wall Street's estimates. Intel said it would cut 2015 capital expenditures to $8.7...

  • Trading Intel ahead of earnings   Monday, 13 Apr 2015 | 5:00 PM ET
    Trading Intel ahead of earnings

    What will earnings mean for the tech giant? Erin Gibbs of S&P Capital IQ and Todd Gordon of TradingAnalysis.com discuss with Brian Sullivan.

  • April 9- Discussions over a takeover by Intel Corp of smaller chip maker Altera Corp have ended as the companies were unable to agree on price, a person familiar with the matter said, but Altera shares rose, suggesting it is still a potential target. Altera's shares surged 4 percent at $43.75 in afternoon trading on Nasdaq after earlier falling as much as 8 percent.

  • April 9- Takeover talks between Intel Corp and Altera Corp have broken off as the chipmakers could not come to an agreement on price, a person familiar with the matter said. Altera's shares fell as much as 8 percent to $38.67 in early trading, while Intel was down about 2 percent to $30.57. Intel and Altera did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

  • UPDATE 3-Chipmaker Micron forecast weakens, shares drop Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 6:26 PM ET

    *Sees Q3 revenue of $3.8 bln- $4.05 bln vs est $4.29 bln. April 1- Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc forecast lower revenue for the current quarter, saying it was willing to hold inventories longer in the face of waning customer demand for electronics featuring its technology. The stock slid after Micron CEO Mark Durcan told analysts on a conference call that he...