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  • April 29- RF Micro Devices Inc, a maker of chips that connect mobile devices to networks, forecast quarterly revenue above analysts' estimates due to higher demand from smartphone makers.

  • April 24- The growing popularity of using fingerprints to unlock mobile phones and other devices is expected to drive growth at Synaptics Inc, which makes the chips enabling the technology popularized by Apple Inc's iPhone 5 S.

  • SEOUL, April 24- SK Hynix Inc., the world's second-largest memory chipmaker, expects a strong pickup in memory chip shipments for the second quarter as the launch of new smartphones by manufacturers like Apple Inc. boosts demand.

  • SEOUL, April 24- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit picked up sharply from a year earlier, spurred by a rise in shipments of personal computer memory chips as a key China factory resumed full production.

  • *Sees 2nd- qtr revenue $3.14 bln- $3.40 bln vs est $3.15 bln. April 23- Chipmaker Texas Instruments Inc's first-quarter revenue and second-quarter revenue forecast topped analysts' estimates on growing demand for its chips used in communication equipment, industrial machines and automotive parts.

  • LONDON, April 23- ARM Holdings, whose chip technology powers Apple's iPhone, said demand for smartphones would pick up in the second half after a disappointing end to 2013 resulted in first-quarter profit rising less than in previous years.

  • April 22- Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc's second-quarter results and current-quarter forecast beat Wall Street estimates, helped by strong sales of chips used to connect machines to the Internet.

  • April 22- Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc's second-quarter results and current-quarter forecast beat Wall Street estimates, helped by strong sales of chips used to connect machines to the Internet.

  • SEOUL, April 18- Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc.

  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd targets record revenue in the second quarter as more of the company's chips are installed in high-end smartphones to power increasingly complex features.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- SanDisk Corp increased its outlook for gross margins in 2014 as fast-growing sales of its high-end solid-state drives helped offset volatile prices for memory chips.

  • *Sees H1 sales of 3 bln euros including EUV sales. AMSTERDAM, April 16- ASML, the world's biggest manufacturer of tools for semiconductor chip makers, trimmed its first-half sales forecast on Wednesday, blaming slower second-quarter sales to some customers. ASML had previously forecast sales of 3 billion euros excluding the EUV systems.

  • UPDATE 2-ASML cuts first-half sales forecast on weaker Q2 Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:46 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, April 16- ASML, the world's biggest manufacturer of tools for semiconductor chip makers, cut its first-half sales forecast on Wednesday, blaming slower second-quarter sales to some customers.

  • AMSTERDAM, April 16- ASML, the world's biggest manufacturer of tools for semiconductor chip makers, altered its sales forecast for the first half, saying it now expects to sell 3 billion euros worth of products including extreme ultraviolet systems.

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  • TOKYO, April 2- The future of Apple Inc's supply chain for its flagship smartphones has come under industry scrutiny as people familiar with the matter said Apple is in talks to buy control of a Japanese venture that makes key semiconductors for its iPhone screens.

  • *Apple interested, could pay 500 bln yen by summer- Nikkei. TOKYO, April 2- Renesas Electronics Corp is talking with Apple Inc and other potential buyers of a stake in a smartphone display chip unit, as the struggling Japanese chipmaker restructures its business around the automotive industry, said a person familiar with the matter.

  • 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.