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  • 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.

  • Chip Sales to Fall Sharply amid Weak Demand Friday, 5 Jun 2009 | 10:02 AM ET

    Worldwide sales of semiconductors will fall 21 percent this year, the Semiconductor Industry Association projected Friday.

  • Analog Devices Beats Forecasts; Shares Jump Tuesday, 19 May 2009 | 5:15 PM ET

    Chip designer Analog Devices posted sharply lower profit and sales for its fiscal second quarter Tuesday amid the economic turmoil that has dampened global chip demand.

  • Intel CFO Says Comfortable With Revenue Forecast Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    Intel, the world's biggest computer chipmaker, is comfortable with its forecast for revenue in the current third quarter, its chief financial officer said on Tuesday.

  • SanDisk Shares Pounded After Posting Sharp Loss Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    SanDisk  Monday reported a sharp swing to a loss in its quarterly results as pricing was hurt by an industry glut of memory chips for gadgets, sending its shares down 9 percent after-hours.

  • Yum Margins Weaken, Sending Shares Lower Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 5:59 PM ET
    A KFC restaurant in Boston.

    Yum Brands, parent company of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, on Wednesday posted a 5 percent rise in quarterly profit, but shares fell more than 5 percent as rising commodity prices ate into restaurant margins in the United States and China.

  • CSX Earnings Rise, Matching Analyst Estimates Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 5:38 PM ET

    CSX, the U.S. railroad, reported higher second-quarter net profit that met expectation on Tuesday, as strong pricing offset a 3 percent decline in freight volumes.

  • Intel Posts Higher Profit, Boosts Sales Outlook Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 4:51 PM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel said on Tuesday quarterly net income rose 25 percent, helped by strong sales of microprocessors used in notebook computers, and gave a revenue forecast that topped expectations.

  • Nvidia Shares Tumble After Profit Warning Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 8:34 AM ET

    Shares for graphics chipmaker Nvidia will be under pressure after the company warned on Wednesday that revenues and gross margin would miss analysts' estimates due in part to weak demand.