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  • *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.

  • Jan 23- Programmable chip maker Altera Corp reported a 3 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by sales of its new products. Net income fell to $98.9 million, or 31 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, from $120.8 million, or 37 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 22- SanDisk Corp posted higher fourth-quarter profits but gave a revenue outlook that fell short of some analysts' expectations and said memory chip prices would fall more this year than in 2013..

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 22- Memory chipmaker SanDisk said on Wednesday its fourth-quarter profit and revenue exceeded expectations as the adoption of solid-state drives helped boost demand for its chips.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Portfolio Picks That Could Make You Money     Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 8:44 AM ET

    David Steinberg, DLS Capital Management, shares several long-term value plays that could make money this year.