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  • Tech, Financials Regaining Favor Among Investors Friday, 2 May 2008 | 12:32 PM ET

    Money is moving out of commodities and into growth cyclicals such as technology and financials in anticipation of an economic recovery in the second half of 2009.

  • TSMC First-Quarter Profit Rises 49% as Chip Sales Rise Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 2:08 AM ET

    Top contract chip maker TSMC posted on Tuesday a 49 percent rise in first-quarter earnings that beat expectations on rising sales of chips for PCs and consumer gadgets.

  • Hynix Posts Steep Quarter Loss as Chip Glut Weighs Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 8:55 PM ET

    Hynix Semiconductor, the world's No. 2 memory chip maker, reported a larger-than-expected quarterly loss on Friday as chip prices remained weak, but a market recovery may be nearing.

  • Texas Instruments Meets Forecasts, Cuts Guidance Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 6:18 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments said its quarterly profit rose from a year ago, but the company lowered its guidance for the second quarter, blaming weak demand for chips used in advanced cell phones.

  • TI Steady After Disappointment? Here's Why Monday, 21 Apr 2008 | 5:58 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    You'd think with the 3-plus percent rally in Texas Instruments' shares headed into tonight's earnings, this company would be plunging now, after missing numbers across the board. But that's the joy of the markets right now...

  • AMD Posts Sixth Straight Quarterly Loss Thursday, 17 Apr 2008 | 4:24 PM ET
    AMD

    Advanced Micro Devices posted its sixth consecutive quarterly net loss as it bleeds market share to far larger rival Intel.

  • IBM Earnings Preview: Strong and Steady? Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 1:30 PM ET

    IBM shares are up 17% since its January earnings report. Can IBM keep it up? Read on for some of the key issues you'll need to watch when trying to answer that question.

  • Intel Earnings Push Semiconductors, Telecoms Higher Wednesday, 16 Apr 2008 | 12:22 PM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Shares of major semiconductor companies and telecom equipment firms rose Wednesday morning as solid a first-quarter report and outlook from chip maker Intel lifted both sectors.

  • Intel Meets Profit Forecast, Gives Upbeat Outlook Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 5:00 PM ET
    Intel's headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel reported lower earnings that matched analysts' estimates, but the company's shares took off in late trading as it gave guidance that was higher than expected.

  • Intel Earnings Preview: It's in the Margins Tuesday, 15 Apr 2008 | 3:10 PM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    The key number behind (underneath?) Intel's bottom line: gross profit margins. Read on to see what else you should watch in this afternoon's key earnings report.

  • Dow, S&P Snap Losing Streak, Helped by Techs Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 | 4:59 PM ET

    The Dow and S&P 500 snapped a two-day losing streak Thursday, led by technology stocks after an upgrade on the chip sector.

  • Novellus Shares Fall on Profit and Sales Warnings Tuesday, 8 Apr 2008 | 11:41 AM ET

    Novellus Systems said Tuesday its first-quarter earnings would be lower than expected and its revenue would be at the low end of its forecast range, sending its shares down 5 percent.

  • AMD to Slash 10% of Staff as Sales Outlook Declines Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 5:34 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices said it will cut 10 percent of its work force after first-quarter sales fell more than it had expected.

  • Intel Chief Says Slowdown Hasn't Hurt Demand Saturday, 5 Apr 2008 | 11:40 AM ET
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    Intel, the world's largest chip maker, said it isn't seeing a significant drop in demand amid the U.S. slowdown because it exports most of its chips. In fact, the slowdown has even helped Intel as the weak dollar boosts exports.

  • Micron Posts Wider Loss Amid Industry Price Slump Wednesday, 2 Apr 2008 | 8:45 PM ET
    Micron

    Micron Technology, the largest U.S. maker of computer memory chips, on Wednesday posted a wider quarterly loss as revenue fell and costs rose amid a persistent slump in memory chip prices.

  • Applied Materials' Sunny Side Tuesday, 1 Apr 2008 | 6:34 PM ET

    A burgeoning solar business is going to change the way we look at this company.

  • Options: Bet on Rambus; See Micron 'Peril' Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 8:54 AM ET

    The options market is gearing up to take advantage of what may be a huge run in Rambus stock following the chip maker's court victory this week.

  • Texas Instruments Lowers Outlook; Shares Drop Monday, 10 Mar 2008 | 4:54 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    Chip maker Texas Instruments lowered its outlook for quarterly earnings and revenue in the first quarter on weaker than expected chip demand and its shares fell as much as 5.5 percent.

  • Chipmakers NatSemi, Marvell Post Higher Sales Thursday, 6 Mar 2008 | 4:32 PM ET
    National Semiconductor

    Analog chipmaker National Semiconductor reported quarterly results in line with lowered expectations, while fellow chipmaker Marvell Technology reversed its quarterly loss from last year.

  • AMD Debuts New Integrated Graphics Chipsets Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 12:37 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices announced a new collection of chips that will add better graphics capabilities to the motherboards that connect the different parts of a personal computer.