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  • Cramer's Top Dividend Stocks 2011 Thursday, 13 Oct 2011 | 9:36 AM ET
    In chaotic and difficult market environments, Jim Cramer recommends investors seek the protection of stocks with serious dividends. After all, dividend-paying stocks pay investors to wait until the market calms and the economy improves.

    We pulled together a list of Jim Cramer's favorite dividend plays. Read on and pick one or two for your portfolio.

  • Getting Defensive with Jim Cramer Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 6:53 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host explains what to look for in defensive stocks and highlights one name in particular.

  • Cramer Says Microchip Tech Pays to Wait  Monday, 3 Oct 2011 | 6:25 PM ET

    Investors need to find stocks that can play good defense, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer. That means a high yield, and attractive risk reward, like Microchip Technology, which pays you to wait, better than any other semiconductor company.

  • Beaten Down Chip Stocks a Buy: Analyst Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 7:47 PM ET
    Steven Pelayo of HSBC says chipmakers like TSMC are good buy now, because their stocks have already priced in unstable market conditions.

    Chip firms are seen as a bellwether of the global economy, and shares of the major semiconductor manufacturers such as TSMC, UMC and ASE have fallen around 40 percent from their peaks earlier this year. The companies have been cutting their earnings forecasts as sales have slowed. But one analyst says the markets have already discounted the bleak growth and investors should now buy these stocks.

  • Semiconductors on a Roll  Friday, 16 Sep 2011 | 2:02 PM ET

    A look at the surge in semisconductor stocks and where the sector is likely headed, with Patrick Ho, Stifel Nicolaus analyst, and CNBC's Brian Sullivan.

  • Options Action: Semiconductors  Wednesday, 14 Sep 2011 | 5:48 PM ET

    How to protect your position in the semiconductors sector using options, with Brian Stutland, Stutland Equities.

  • Time to Buy Semiconductor Stocks? Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 7:10 PM ET

    Cramer goes “Off the Charts” to find out.

  • Nvidia Shares Rally on Raised Outlook Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 9:55 AM ET
    Nvidia

    Shares of Nvidia, a maker of graphics and tablet chips, jumped Wednesday after it said sales were growing faster than expected.

  • Cramer makes the call on viewers' favorite stocks.

  • Intel Tops Earnings Forecasts But Shares Turn Lower Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 7:29 PM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    The world's largest chip maker topped forecasts for both earnings and revenue, which the company attributed to strong corporate, mobile and emerging market demand. But the stock fell after a disappointing PC market outlook.

  • Time for 'Mad Mail!' Thursday, 14 Jul 2011 | 7:47 PM ET

    Get Cramer's calls on ON Semiconductor, GNC, BP Prudhoe Bay Royalty Trust and more.

  • What's Ahead for PC and Chip Stocks?  Tuesday, 12 Jul 2011 | 11:15 AM ET

    Advice for investors looking for opportunities in chip stocks, with Mehdi Hosseini, Susquehanna Financial Group; Robert Cihra, Caris & Company and CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Entegris: A Tech Stock Worth Considering? Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 6:17 PM ET

    Cramer thinks so. Check out his interview with CEO Gideon Argov.

  • Stocks Down for 6th Week, Dow Below 12,000 Friday, 10 Jun 2011 | 4:05 PM ET

    Stocks closed near session-lows Friday with the Dow falling below the 12,000-mark to finish lower for the sixth-consecutive week amid further signs of a global economic slowdown.

  • Intel - Moving from a Tech to a Commodity Play? Tuesday, 7 Jun 2011 | 12:04 AM ET

    Intel the tech giant. How about Intel the commodity play? According to one strategist, the chip giant has the ability to move beyond its world of semiconductors to become a leading commodity company focused on solar panels and smart grid solutions.

  • The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • New Intel '3D' Transistors Promise Speedier Computers Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 1:08 PM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel said Wednesday that it has redesigned the electronic switches on its chips so that computers can keep getting cheaper and more powerful.

  • Varian Deal Could Save Semiconductor Investors Wednesday, 4 May 2011 | 1:01 PM ET

    Applied Materials is paying $4.9 billion in cash to buy Varian because when it comes to making the equipment that makes the chips, Varian does something very technical for clients that Applied Materials no longer does.

  • Bulls Bet Manufacturer Will Catch Up with Chip Sector Wednesday, 27 Apr 2011 | 10:50 AM ET

    Applied Materials has not kept pace with recent strength in the semiconductor space, but yesterday's (Tuesday) activity was bullish on the chip equipment maker.

  • Intel Chips in Tablets, Smartphones This Year: CEO Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 11:58 AM ET
    Intel CEO Paul Otellini

    Intel chips will be in tablet computers and smartphones later this year, CEO Paul Otellini told CNBC  Wednesday.