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  • *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...

  • European shares end lower on poor data, Sainsbury slips Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:25 PM ET

    *Sainsbury, Nexans drop after warning on sales outlook. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares finished lower on Wednesday weighed down by disappointing regional manufacturing data and concerns about European earnings after retailer Sainsbury and cable maker Nexans issued sales warnings.

  • Disappointing data hits European shares, Sainsbury slips Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    *Nexans, Sainsbury drop after warning on sales outlook. LONDON, Oct 1- European shares slipped on Wednesday following disappointing regional manufacturing data and on concerns about European earnings after retailer Sainsbury and cable maker Nexans issued sales warnings.

  • European shares edge lower after manufacturing data Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    *Nexans, Sainsbury drop after warning on sales outlook. LONDON/ PARIS, Oct 1- European shares edged lower on Wednesday, following mixed data on manufacturing and sales warnings from J Sainsbury and Nexans that fuelled worries over European corporate results.

  • Europe shares dip after mixed manufacturing data Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 4:35 AM ET

    *Nexans, Sainsbury drop after warning on sales outlook. PARIS, Oct 1- European shares dipped on Wednesday following mixed manufacturing data and as sales warnings from J Sainsbury and Nexans fueled worries over the outlook for European corporate results.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 21- For German car parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen its attempt to buy U.S. rival TRW will take the company to the front of the grid as the race to make cars ever more intelligent and connected splits the industry into those making commoditised components and system providers which put the driver in the back seat.

  • 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.

  • Aug 13- Wal-Mart Stores Inc, which has pledged to buy an additional $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade, is hitting a snag as it tries to meet that promise: Some vendors keen to participate in the initiative complain that after decades of offshoring it has become impossible to domestically source even commonplace components for their products.

  • *Qualcomm has already placed orders with Samsung- newspapers. TAIPEI, July 17- Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd fell as much as 6 percent on Thursday after an analyst and Taiwanese media reported the likely loss of orders for next-generation chips from Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc..

  • TAIPEI, July 17- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd is likely to lose orders for its next-generation chips from Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc to rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to an analyst and Taiwanese media.

  • TAIPEI, July 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, expects revenue to grow at least a record 20 percent this year thanks to increased demand from smartphone makers like Apple Inc..

  • Manufacturing Not Seeing Employment Gains Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    A worker at a factory operated by Alcoa.

    Despite the improvement in the overall jobs picture in the U.S—as non-farm payrolls grew by 195,000 in June—employment in American manufacturing is still bleak.

  • As firms like Foxconn shift factories away from higher-cost centers, they are discovering that workers in new locations across China are not as abundant as they had expected, prompting multinationals and their suppliers to use millions of teenage students from vocational and technical schools on assembly lines.

  • At Least One Mac to Be Made in USA: CEO Cook Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 10:24 AM ET
    Tim Cook on stage at the Apple event.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms the company will relocate production of one product line to the USA.

  • US Economy Over the Worst: KPMG Executive Survey Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 6:03 AM ET

    In another sign the American economy is on the comeback trail, a new survey from KPMG shows optimism is improving among U.S. manufacturing and service industry executives. Executives in both key sectors say the worst is behind us.