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  • April 15- Memory chipmaker SanDisk Corp reported a fall in quarterly revenue, its first in two years, hurt by lower pricing, lean inventory and weaker-than-expected sales of storage products used in data centers. SanDisk's adjusted profit also fell short of analysts' average estimate, sending the company's shares down about 1 percent in after market trading.

  • April 15- Memory chipmaker SanDisk Corp reported a fall in quarterly revenue, its first in two years, hurt by lower pricing, lean inventory and weaker-than-expected sales of storage products used in data centers. Sandisk's revenue fell nearly 12 percent in the first quarter ended March 29 to $1.33 billion, in line with the company's own recently lowered...

  • UPDATE 1-ASML sales outlook falls short of consensus Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 3:11 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, April 15- ASML Holding, a key supplier to top global semiconductor makers, gave a slightly lower than expected forecast for second-quarter sales after posting a 60 percent jump in first-quarter profit on Wednesday. ASML reported first-quarter net profit of 403 million euros on sales of 1.65 billion euros. However, ASML's Chief Financial Officer...

  • Intel forecast current-quarter revenue of $13.2 billion, plus or minus $500 million, based on expectations of stronger demand for its personal computer chips and continued strength in its data center business. For the full year, Intel forecast flat revenue, also in line with Wall Street's estimates. Intel said it would cut 2015 capital expenditures to $8.7...

  • How bad is the PC market? Watch Intel's earnings Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    A customer looks at computers at a Best Buy store in Northbrook, Ill.

    When Intel reports earnings after the bell Tuesday, investors will have a better sense of where the PC market is headed.

  • April 9- Discussions over a takeover by Intel Corp of smaller chip maker Altera Corp have ended as the companies were unable to agree on price, a person familiar with the matter said, but Altera shares rose, suggesting it is still a potential target. Altera's shares surged 4 percent at $43.75 in afternoon trading on Nasdaq after earlier falling as much as 8 percent.

  • April 9- Takeover talks between Intel Corp and Altera Corp have broken off as the chipmakers could not come to an agreement on price, a person familiar with the matter said. Altera's shares fell as much as 8 percent to $38.67 in early trading, while Intel was down about 2 percent to $30.57. Intel and Altera did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

  • Samsung shows signs of emerging from earnings slump Tuesday, 7 Apr 2015 | 1:11 AM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung's quarterly operating earnings fell 31 percent from a year earlier but the drop wasn't as big as expected in a sign the smartphone and computer chip giant may be emerging from its profit slump. The company on Tuesday estimated its January-March operating profit at 5.9 trillion won, exceeding the average 5.5 trillion won forecast in a...

  • Samsung shows signs of emerging from earnings slump Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 8:05 PM ET

    SEOUL, South Korea— Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday that its first-quarter operating income likely beat analysts' consensus. The company's earnings preview put its January-March operating profit at 5.9 trillion won, which was higher than analysts' consensus of 5.5 trillion won according to financial data provider FactSet. Samsung estimated that its...

  • UPDATE 3-Chipmaker Micron forecast weakens, shares drop Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 6:26 PM ET

    *Sees Q3 revenue of $3.8 bln- $4.05 bln vs est $4.29 bln. April 1- Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc forecast lower revenue for the current quarter, saying it was willing to hold inventories longer in the face of waning customer demand for electronics featuring its technology. The stock slid after Micron CEO Mark Durcan told analysts on a conference call that he...

  • UPDATE 2-Chipmaker Micron outlook weakens, shares drop Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:25 PM ET

    April 1- Chipmaker Micron Technology Inc forecast lower revenue for the current quarter, saying it was willing to hold inventories longer in the face of waning customer demand for electronics featuring its technology. The stock slid after Micron CEO Mark Durcan told analysts on a conference call that he expected fiscal third-quarter revenue of $3.8 billion...

  • April 1- Micron Technology Inc's quarterly revenue and profit beat analysts' estimates, breaking a recent run of bad news on chipmakers and sending the company's shares up 5 percent in after-market trading. The company, which makes dynamic random access memory and NAND flash memory chips, said revenue rose 1.4 percent to $4.17 billion. Net income attributable...

  • March 27- Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal likely to top $10 billion, according to a source familiar with the matter, making it Intel's biggest purchase ever and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector. The acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the...

  • March 27- Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal likely to top $10 billion, making it Intel's biggest purchase and the latest merger in the quickly consolidating semiconductor sector, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. An acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the military and...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St ends 4-day skid on late tech rally Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 4:28 PM ET

    *Intel in talks to buy Altera- WSJ. The Wall Street Journal reported chipmaker Intel Corp is in talks to buy rival Altera Corp, citing people familiar with the matter, sending the PHLX semiconductor index up 2.8 percent. Intel shares jumped 6.4 percent to $32 as the biggest boost to the Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 indexes.

  • UPDATE 1-Intel in talks to buy Altera -WSJ report Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 4:13 PM ET

    March 27- Intel Corp is in talks to buy fellow chipmaker Altera Corp in a deal that would likely top $10 billion, marking the latest merger in the semiconductor business, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. An acquisition of Altera, which makes programmable chips widely used in cellphone towers, the military and other industrial applications,...

  • *SanDisk tumbles after outlook cut, hits chipmakers. Semiconductor stocks were under pressure for a fourth straight session as SanDisk tumbled 18.1 percent to $66.47 after cutting its revenue outlook. The headwinds for SanDisk are company-specific according to King Lip, chief investment officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management in San Francisco.

  • *Citi lowers forecasts on global smartphone sector. The STOXX Europe 600 Technology Index was down 2.4 percent at 1315 GMT, tracking a similar decline in the United States concentrated among semiconductor companies overnight. Traders said one reason for the pull-back was a note by U.S. investment bank Citigroup, which on Thursday cut its forecasts for the...

  • March 12- Intel Corp slashed nearly $1 billion from its first-quarter revenue forecast as small businesses put off upgrading their personal computers, sending the chipmaker's shares down more than 5 percent. Fewer companies than Intel had expected replaced desktop PCs running on outdated Microsoft operating systems, leading to weak demand for its chips.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, March 6- Avago Technologies Ltd may be one of the pacesetters among companies looking to make a purchase in the semiconductor industry after its advanced talks last month to acquire Freescale Semiconductor Ltd fell through. Demand for cheaper chips and new products to power Internet-connected gadgets is expected to drive chip...