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  • The 20 Freescale employees, among 239 people on flight MH370, were mostly engineers and other experts working to make the company's chip facilities in Tianjin, China, and Kuala Lumpur more efficient, said Mitch Haws, vice president, global communications and investor relations.

  • None of Austin, Texas- based Freescale's most senior executives were on board Boeing Co's 777-200 ER, which vanished from radar screens about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. Twelve of the Freescale employees on the plane were from Malaysia and eight from China, the company said in a statement.

  • Feb 25- Chipmaker Avago Technologies Limited said it expects current-quarter sales to decline 3-6 percent from the first quarter as it lost revenue from a smartphone maker, which analysts said could be Apple Inc.

  • Chipmaker Avago forecasts sequential revenue decline Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Feb 25- Chipmaker Avago Technologies Limited said it expects second-quarter sales to decline 3-6 percent from the first quarter as it lost revenue from a smartphone manufacturer. Avago's customers include Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, LG Electronics Inc and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd..

  • *Offer of $9.73 per TriQuint share at 5.4 pct premium to Friday close. Feb 24- Chipmaker RF Micro Devices Inc will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor Inc for about $1.6 billion to capture a larger share of the market for chips supplied to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd..

  • Chipmaker RF Micro to buy TriQuint for $1.6 billion Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers.

  • Feb 24- Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices Inc will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor Inc for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers. TriQuint's shares jumped 29 percent in premarket trading to $11.9, above the implied offer price of $9.73.

  • Feb 24- Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices Inc and TriQuint Semiconductor Inc said they would merge in an all-stock deal to create a new company with combined revenue of more than $2 billion. TriQuint shareholders will receive 1.675 shares of the combined company for every share held.

  • *Expects second-qtr adj EPS $0.25- $0.29/ shr vs est $0.27. Feb 12- Applied Materials Inc, the biggest maker of equipment used to make semiconductors, reported a 39 percent jump in first-quarter revenue as higher demand from manufacturers of flash memory chips helped to offset weak sales to makers of logic chips.

  • *Entegris offers $34 for each ATMI share. Feb 4- Entegris Inc said it would buy ATMI Inc for $1.15 billion, bringing together two key suppliers of high-purity materials and packaging systems used in the manufacture of semiconductors. Entegris's offer of $34 per share represents a premium of 26 percent to ATMI's closing price of $26.93 on the Nasdaq on Monday.

  • 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.

  • Diverging fortunes for TSMC and UMC     Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    Steven Pelayo, MD & Regional Head of Technology, Equity Research, at HSBC, discusses the state of Taiwan's major chip makers ahead of the release of September sales numbers.

  • David Rubenstein, Senior Analyst at Advanced Research Japan, discusses what a merger between AMAT and Tokyo Electron would mean for their rivals.

  • Applied Materials & Tokyo Electron to combine     Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 7:55 AM ET

    Patrick Ho, Stifel Nicolaus analyst, discusses why he thinks Applied Materials will benefit from the deal and the financial and cultural issues the two companies will likely encounter in the merger.

  • Crossbar: Disrupting flash memory     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 8:41 AM ET

    George Minassian, Crossbar co-founder & CEO, explains how his company is raising the bar on storage and improving mobile computing.

  • Micron stock soars on need for more memory     Friday, 9 Aug 2013 | 8:10 AM ET

    The semiconductor's stock is up 100-percent in the last year. Mark Durcan, Micron Technology CEO, explains how the need for more memory has made his company one of the top players in the sector.

  • How ARM puts the 'smart' in smartphones     Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    ARM Holdings CEO Simon Segars gets into why he says "competition is good" in his industry because it prompts innovation and reveals his plans to increase shareholder value.

  • Inventory Correction Could Affect TSMC: Pro     Wednesday, 10 Jul 2013 | 10:52 PM ET

    Mehdi Hosseini, Senior Analyst and Senior VP of Semiconductors at Susquehanna Financial Group analyzes TSMC's latest monthly sales figures.

  • Stock in 60 Seconds: SK Hynix     Tuesday, 23 Apr 2013 | 11:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Deirdre Wang Morris looks at SK Hynix in the daily 'Stock in 60' segment as shares rallied over 1 percent after the chip-maker posted strong first quarter profits.

  • Intel's Challenges in a Tablet World     Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 8:45 PM ET

    Patrick Wang, Managing Director & Semiconductor Analyst at Evercore Partners, says that as much as Intel talks about getting into smartphones and tablets, PCs are what really move the needle for the company.