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  • Nanometrics posts 3Q loss Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    MILPITAS, Calif. _ Nanometrics Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $28.7 million in its third quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Nanometrics expects its results to range from a loss of 24 cents per share to a loss of 8 cents per share. Nanometrics shares have declined 25 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Pericom posts 1Q profit Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    MILPITAS, Calif. _ Pericom Semiconductor Corp. on Wednesday reported profit of $2.5 million in its fiscal first quarter. On a per-share basis, the Milpitas, California- based company said it had profit of 11 cents. For the current quarter ending in December, Pericom said it expects revenue in the range of $32.6 million to $34.6 million.

  • TriQuint beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 28 Oct 2014 | 5:30 PM ET

    HILLSBORO, Ore. _ TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $26.2 million. Analysts expected $261.4 million, according to Zacks. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had expected revenue of $316.7 million.

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch IC products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Lattice tops 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:58 PM ET

    HILLSBORO, Ore. _ Lattice Semiconductor Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $9.4 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 7 cents per share. Analysts expected $89.4 million, according to Zacks.

  • Mattson posts 3Q profit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 6:39 PM ET

    FREMONT, Calif. _ Mattson Technology Inc. on Thursday reported net income of $537,000 in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Fremont, California- based company said it had net income of 1 cent. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch ID products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Freescale Semiconductor posts 3Q profit Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    HAMILTON, Bermuda _ Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. on Thursday reported earnings of $125 million in its third quarter. For the current quarter ending in December, Freescale Semiconductor said it expects revenue in the range of $1.08 billion to $1.13 billion. Freescale Semiconductor shares have increased 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NXP tops Street 3Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    EINDHOVEN, Netherlands _ NXP Semiconductors NV on Wednesday reported earnings of $121 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.31 per share. Analysts expected $1.5 billion, according to Zacks.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20- Texas Instruments Inc posted third-quarter results above expectations and its CFO said business was healthy, in contrast to recent concerns on Wall Street about a possible slowdown in chip demand. Texas Instruments' quarterly results on Monday came after Chandler, Arizona- based Microchip on Oct 9 warned of weak demand in China that would...

  • GlobalFoundries: No layoffs in IBM chip units Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:17 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— GlobalFoundries' chief executive said Monday the chip manufacturer plans no shutdowns or layoffs at the IBM semiconductor factories in New York's Hudson Valley and Vermont that it is acquiring. CEO Sanjay Jha told reporters on a conference call that GlobalFoundries will welcome about 5,000 IBM employees, including "800 of the best technologists...

  • Oct 20- IBM Corp said it would hive off its loss-making semiconductor unit to contract-chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc to focus on cloud computing and big data analytics. IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion in cash over the next three years to take the chip operations off its hands, the companies said in a statement on Monday. IBM took a related pre-tax...

  • IBM plant sold, stays in Vermont Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 7:05 AM ET

    BURLINGTON, Vt.— The plan by IBM to pay a company to take over its microelectronics operation, including its plant in Essex Junction, is good news for Vermont because the company that hopes to buy it is a leader in the computer chip manufacturing industry, Gov. The deal, announced Monday, ends months of uncertainty about the future of the IBM plant, one of Vermont's...

  • Oct 19- IBM Corp has agreed to hive off its loss-making semiconductor unit to contract-chipmaker Globalfoundries Inc, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion to take the chip operations off its hands, WSJ said. IBM issued an advisory on Sunday saying it would make a "major business...

  • SanDisk's shares fell 5 percent in extended trading, after the company also reported lower-than-expected revenue for the third quarter. SanDisk, a supplier of memory chips for Apple Inc's iPhones, in June bought Fusion-io Inc, a solid-state storage products maker. SanDisk forecast revenue of $1.80 billion- $1.85 billion for the fourth quarter ending...

  • SanDisk's shares fell 5 percent in extended trading, after the company also reported lower-than-expected revenue for the third quarter. SanDisk, a supplier of memory chips for Apple Inc's iPhones, bought Fusion-io to enter the high-margin solid-state drives business. SanDisk forecast revenue of $1.80 billion- $1.85 billion for the fourth quarter ending...

  • Oct 16- Xilinx Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue and profit due to higher sales of programmable chips to industrial, aerospace and defense customers, sending the company's shares up 5 percent in extended trading. The segment accounted for 41 percent of Xilinx's total revenue in the quarter. Semiconductors made by Xilinx are sold off the...

  • Programmable chipmaker Xilinx's quarterly revenue rises Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 4:45 PM ET

    Oct 16- Programmable chipmaker Xilinx Inc reported a rise in quarterly revenue due to higher sales to industrial, aerospace and defense customers. The company's net income rose to $171.5 million, or 62 cents per share, in the second quarter ended Sept. 27 from $141.5 million, or 49 cents per share, a year earlier. Semiconductors made by Xilinx are sold off the shelf...

  • Oct 16- SanDisk Corp reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit, helped by higher sales of memory chips used in Apple Inc's iPhones and solid-state hard drives. However, SanDisk's net income fell to $262.7 million, or $1.09 per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 28 from $276.9 million, or $1.18 per share, a year earlier, due to higher expenses.

  • *Qualcomm beats out possible bidder Microchip for CSR. *CSR purchase helps Qualcomm diversify beyond phones. Qualcomm Inc agreed to buy CSR Plc for $2.5 billion, offering what it hopes is a knock-out blow to win the British Bluetooth specialist which is growing in areas like automotive and wearable devices.