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  • 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.

  • Trading a Bumpy Week     Thursday, 21 Apr 2011 | 2:09 PM ET

    Scott Bauer, Options Scholar president, with a gold, silver and semiconductor play.

  • 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.

  • Japan is beginning to look like an emerging market in the sense that its valuations "are getting very attractive," said Templeton Emerging Markets Executive Chairman Mark Mobius.

  • TI Sees Japan Plant Back Online by September: CEO Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 1:24 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments still expects a company manufacturing facility in Japan to be back into full operation by September or earlier despite the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the country, Rich Templeton, CEO of the company, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Applied Materials Hits the Mark     Thursday, 24 Mar 2011 | 7:45 AM ET

    An outlook on semiconductors, with Michael Splinter, Applied Materials president/CEO and Ken Langone, Home Depot founder.

  • A Bullish Sign in Tech? Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 9:01 PM ET

    Chip maker Xilinx recently gave positive guidance going forward. To learn more, Cramer spoke with its CEO.

  • Bears Pound Chip-Equipment Maker's Stock Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 10:58 AM ET

    Sentiment has been weakening in the chip sector for the last week, and yesterday (Wednesday) the bears pounced on Lam Research.

  • AMD's CEO Dirk Meyer Resigns, Surprising Investors Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 5:12 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices said Dirk Meyer has resigned as president, CEO and director and will be succeeded on an interim basis by CFO Thomas Seifert.

  • Greenberg: Beware Cyclical Tech Industry Thursday, 12 Aug 2010 | 12:54 PM ET
    Silicone Chip

    Not all tech is created equally, but for most of tech this one point often gets lost in the translation. Beyond the hype, it's really just another cyclical industry, just with some cycles longer than others.

  • Greenberg: Warnings Abound on Chip Inventory Glut Friday, 30 Jul 2010 | 9:48 AM ET
    Silicone Chip

    History has a way of repeating itself in the semiconductor industry.  And it's happening again with bloated chip inventories.

  • Nvidia's Earnings Warning Could Signal Chip Glut Thursday, 29 Jul 2010 | 3:52 PM ET
    Silicone Chip

    The earnings warning by graphics chip maker Nvidia spacer may be a symptom of bigger things, such as a glut of semiconductors.

  • Micron Stock Pounded on Outlook Tuesday, 29 Jun 2010 | 10:52 AM ET
    Micron

    Worries about future demand for memory chips pounded Micron Technology shares in Tuesday morning trading.

  • Intel Not Worried About Apple Competition Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 2:31 PM ET

    Competition in the computer chip market from Apple and others does not worry Intel, CFO Stacy Smith told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Chip Sales Expected to Grow by 10% in 2010 Thursday, 5 Nov 2009 | 8:39 AM ET

    The Semiconductor Industry Association reported that its sales are expected to grow by 10 percent to $242.1 billion in 2010 and by more than 8 percent to $262.3 billion in 2011 in its annual industry forecast.

  • Global Chip Sales Improve, Still Below '08 Levels Monday, 2 Nov 2009 | 8:29 AM ET

    Global semiconductor sales continued to improve in the third quarter, according to an industry trade group, though revenue remains below year-ago levels.

  • Do-Over: Microsoft Tries Again With Zune HD Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 4:41 PM ET
    Zune 2009

    Initially rolled out by Microsoft in 2006, the Zune was positioned as a wannabe iPod killer – and was promptly squashed by Apple’s popular system. Now the Zune HD, a redesigned, flashier version of the system, is hitting retail shelves.