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  • *Sees 2nd- qtr revenue $3.14 bln- $3.40 bln vs est $3.15 bln. April 23- Chipmaker Texas Instruments Inc's first-quarter revenue and second-quarter revenue forecast topped analysts' estimates on growing demand for its chips used in communication equipment, industrial machines and automotive parts.

  • LONDON, April 23- ARM Holdings, whose chip technology powers Apple's iPhone, said demand for smartphones would pick up in the second half after a disappointing end to 2013 resulted in first-quarter profit rising less than in previous years.

  • April 22- Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc's second-quarter results and current-quarter forecast beat Wall Street estimates, helped by strong sales of chips used to connect machines to the Internet.

  • April 22- Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc's second-quarter results and current-quarter forecast beat Wall Street estimates, helped by strong sales of chips used to connect machines to the Internet.

  • SEOUL, April 18- Samsung Electronics Co said on Friday it would license its latest chip manufacturing technology to U.S. firm GlobalFoundries, a move that would help it expand production as it vies with bigger rival TSMC for orders from customers like Apple Inc.

  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd targets record revenue in the second quarter as more of the company's chips are installed in high-end smartphones to power increasingly complex features.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 16- SanDisk Corp increased its outlook for gross margins in 2014 as fast-growing sales of its high-end solid-state drives helped offset volatile prices for memory chips.

  • *Sees H1 sales of 3 bln euros including EUV sales. AMSTERDAM, April 16- ASML, the world's biggest manufacturer of tools for semiconductor chip makers, trimmed its first-half sales forecast on Wednesday, blaming slower second-quarter sales to some customers. ASML had previously forecast sales of 3 billion euros excluding the EUV systems.

  • 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.

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