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  • *Lipper data shows weekly outflows from Europe stocks. Chip makers featured among the biggest losers, with Infineon down 4.9 percent and STMicroelectronics down 3.7 percent after a sales warning from U.S.-based Microchip. Microchip cut its forecast for fiscal second-quarter results, after experiencing subdued sales in September, especially in China, a...

  • *Samsung Electronics to build chip plant in Pyeongtaek. SEOUL, Oct 6- South Korean IT giant Samsung Electronics plans to spend $14.7 billion on a new chip facility- its biggest investment in a single plant- leaning on its semiconductor business to bolster profits as its smartphone dominance wanes. But with the higher demand for mobile devices come increased...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- Micron Technologies was leading a slide in the PHLX semiconductor index on Monday after Samsung unveiled plans to spend $14.7 billion on a new chip facility. Chipmaker Toshiba Corp fell 2.6 percent overnight in Tokyo and SK Hynix Inc lost 5.1 percent in Seoul. Index snapshot at 12:03 EDT:.

  • BEIJING/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- Intel Corp said it will pay as much as $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in two mobile chipmakers with ties to the Chinese government, in the hopes of catching up in a smartphone chip industry dominated by rival Qualcomm Inc..

  • Apple's payment plans go beyond your wallet Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Apple's plans for mobile payments may signal ambitions that go well beyond merely having your phone replace your wallet, analysts say.

  • Aug 29- Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications technology into the next iPhone, which would enable the smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.

  • Aug 29- Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications technology into the next iPhone, which would enable the smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.

  • *UK company has attractive niche in Internet of Things. LONDON, Aug 28- Britain's CSR has rebuffed an approach from Microchip Technology, saying its U.S. rival would have to pay more if it wants to bolster its role in the "Internet of Things" with the chipmaker's radio technology.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- British chipmaker CSR, which makes technology used in headphones and speaker docks, said it had rejected a takeover approach from Microchip Technology Inc, sending its shares up as much as 27 percent.

  • CSR rejects Microchip Tech approach, shares surge Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 28- British chipmaker CSR said it had rejected an approach from Microchip Technology Inc about a possible offer for the company, sending its shares up as much as 27 percent. "The price proposed by Microchip has been rejected and the board is considering its options for the company," CSR said in a short statement on Thursday.

  • Aug 22- Japan's Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd said it would buy the part of U.S. radio frequency chipmaker Peregrine Semiconductor Corp it does not already own for $465 million in cash, as it looks to strengthen its RF business.

  • Aug 22- Murata Electronics North America Inc said it would buy the rest of chipmaker Peregrine Semiconductor Corp it does not already own in an all-cash deal valued at $465 million. The offer price of $12.50 per share is at a premium of 62.5 percent to Peregrine's Thursday close of $7.69.

  • *Bloomberg reports Infineon nears $2 billion deal. FRANKFURT, Aug 20- Germany's Infineon is nearing a deal to buy a U.S.-based semiconductor company for about $2 billion, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A deal could be announced later on Wednesday, Bloomberg said, without saying which company Infineon was targeting.

  • Aug 14- Chip-equipment maker Applied Materials Inc reported a better-than-expected third-quarter profit as contract manufacturers spend more on technology used to make smartphone and memory chips.

  • Applied Materials revenue rises 14.7 pct Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    Aug 14- Chip-equipment maker Applied Materials Inc reported a 14.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue as contract chip manufacturers spend more on technology used to make smartphone and memory chips. Net income rose to $301 million, or 24 cents per share, from $168 million, or 14 cents per share.

  • The sexy R&D behind boring chip companies Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    As the silicon chip nears its theoretical limit of productivity, semiconductor companies are in an R&D arms race to drive chip innovation.

  • 17 stocks traders are shorting ahead of earnings Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    Sapphire glass and biotech companies are bringing out the bears ahead of this week's earnings.

  • IMMEDIA co-founder Don Shulsinger explains how the Internet of Things is transforming daily life.

  • *Expects Q3 revenue of $25 mln- $28 mln vs $41.3 mln. Expects adj loss $0.37- $0.43/ shr vs est loss of $0.05. July 31- Audio chip maker Audience Inc forecast current-quarter results largely below analysts' estimates after its biggest customer, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, warned of increasing competition and weak earnings.

  • Cannibalization of PC slowing: Lam CEO     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Martin Anstice, Lam Research CEO, shares his view of the demand for consumer electronics, including the state of tablets and PC's.