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  • UPDATE 2-ASML cuts first-half sales forecast on weaker Q2 Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:46 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, April 16- ASML, the world's biggest manufacturer of tools for semiconductor chip makers, cut its first-half sales forecast on Wednesday, blaming slower second-quarter sales to some customers.

  • ASML sees lull in orders from computer chip makers Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:34 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM— ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters. Without specifying which companies or products, ASML said chipmakers are "encountering timing uncertainties in next-generation device designs."

  • AMSTERDAM, April 16- ASML, the world's biggest manufacturer of tools for semiconductor chip makers, altered its sales forecast for the first half, saying it now expects to sell 3 billion euros worth of products including extreme ultraviolet systems.

  • Intel shares climb after profit beats estimates Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 PM ET
    Attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas look over Ultrabook computers at the Intel Corp.

    Intel posted quarterly earnings Tuesday that edged past expectations, while revenue was slightly below estimates. Shares rose in extended-hours trading.

  • Intel looks for growth play as it reports earnings Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:08 AM ET
    The Intel logo is displayed outside of the Intel headquarters on January 16, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.

    It's been nearly a year since chipmaker Intel named Brian Krzanich as its new CEO, and in that time, the troubles it faces haven't changed.

  • Who's done well in tech, despite the selloff Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Despite the recent selloff in the broader tech space, names in this sector are holding up, analysts say.

  • TOKYO, April 2- The future of Apple Inc's supply chain for its flagship smartphones has come under industry scrutiny as people familiar with the matter said Apple is in talks to buy control of a Japanese venture that makes key semiconductors for its iPhone screens.

  • *Apple interested, could pay 500 bln yen by summer- Nikkei. TOKYO, April 2- Renesas Electronics Corp is talking with Apple Inc and other potential buyers of a stake in a smartphone display chip unit, as the struggling Japanese chipmaker restructures its business around the automotive industry, said a person familiar with the matter.

  • Former Vitesse executives avoid prison in fraud case Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK, March 25- Two former executives at Vitesse Semiconductor Corp who became cooperating witnesses in the government's prosecution of the company's top management for inflating company earnings and backdating stock options were sentenced to time served Tuesday.

  • Sony counts on 'selfies' to sell image sensors Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:01 PM ET
    A sample of Sony Corp.'s Exmor complementary metaloxidesemiconductor (CMOS) full-frame image sensor is displayed at an unveiling in Tokyo, Japan.

    Sony is counting on the boom in smartphones and the market's voracious appetite for megapixels to drive growth in its image sensor business.

  • TOKYO, March 25- Sony Corp is counting on the boom in smartphones and the market's voracious appetite for megapixels- vital to better quality video calls and "selfies"- to sustain the double-digit revenue growth in its image sensor business. Sony expects its sales of imaging sensor chips to jump 16 percent to 360 billion yen in the year ending this month.

  • The 20 Freescale employees, among 239 people on flight MH370, were mostly engineers and other experts working to make the company's chip facilities in Tianjin, China, and Kuala Lumpur more efficient, said Mitch Haws, vice president, global communications and investor relations.

  • None of Austin, Texas- based Freescale's most senior executives were on board Boeing Co's 777-200 ER, which vanished from radar screens about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for Beijing. Twelve of the Freescale employees on the plane were from Malaysia and eight from China, the company said in a statement.

  • Feb 25- Chipmaker Avago Technologies Limited said it expects current-quarter sales to decline 3-6 percent from the first quarter as it lost revenue from a smartphone maker, which analysts said could be Apple Inc.

  • Chipmaker Avago forecasts sequential revenue decline Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Feb 25- Chipmaker Avago Technologies Limited said it expects second-quarter sales to decline 3-6 percent from the first quarter as it lost revenue from a smartphone manufacturer. Avago's customers include Apple Inc, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, LG Electronics Inc and Huawei Technologies Co Ltd..

  • *Offer of $9.73 per TriQuint share at 5.4 pct premium to Friday close. Feb 24- Chipmaker RF Micro Devices Inc will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor Inc for about $1.6 billion to capture a larger share of the market for chips supplied to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd..

  • Chipmaker RF Micro to buy TriQuint for $1.6 billion Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 10:20 AM ET

    Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers.

  • Feb 24- Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices Inc will buy peer TriQuint Semiconductor Inc for about $1.6 billion in an all-stock deal to create a company that could better compete in selling chips to mobile-handset makers. TriQuint's shares jumped 29 percent in premarket trading to $11.9, above the implied offer price of $9.73.

  • Feb 24- Radio frequency chipmakers RF Micro Devices Inc and TriQuint Semiconductor Inc said they would merge in an all-stock deal to create a new company with combined revenue of more than $2 billion. TriQuint shareholders will receive 1.675 shares of the combined company for every share held.

  • *Expects second-qtr adj EPS $0.25- $0.29/ shr vs est $0.27. Feb 12- Applied Materials Inc, the biggest maker of equipment used to make semiconductors, reported a 39 percent jump in first-quarter revenue as higher demand from manufacturers of flash memory chips helped to offset weak sales to makers of logic chips.

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