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  • Hynix Posts Sharp Loss on Plunging DRAM Prices Thursday, 31 Jan 2008 | 7:43 PM ET

    Hynix Semiconductor, the world's No. 2 memory chipmaker, posted on Friday a steep net loss, its first in 4-½ years, as memory chip prices went into a tailspin, and the outlook for the sector remains bleak in the near term.

  • Texas Instruments Profit Signals Strong Chip Market Wednesday, 23 Jan 2008 | 10:29 AM ET
    Texas Instruments

    Cell phone chip maker Texas Instruments posted a quarterly profit and outlook that signaled solid demand for its chips despite a weak U.S. economy, sending its shares up more than 3 percent.

  • Intel, AMD Don't See Demand Falling Off Cliff Friday, 18 Jan 2008 | 1:51 PM ET
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    At Intel and Advanced Micro Devices, which together own the market for computer microprocessors, their chief executives had one message for investors this week: "What, me worry?"

  • AMD Posts Narrower-Than-Expected Loss Thursday, 17 Jan 2008 | 4:57 PM ET

    Still bleeding from a costly acquisition, Advanced Micro Devices accounted in the fourth quarter, for overspending $1.6 billion on a graphics chip-maker -- but it posted a narrower loss than analysts feared on surging sales of microprocessors.

  • Intel Shares Plummet as Profit, Sales Come Up Short Wednesday, 16 Jan 2008 | 11:14 AM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel shares took a nosedive Wednesday after the chip maker posted fourth-quarter results and a first-quarter outlook behind Wall Street targets.

  • Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel posted fourth-quarter results and a first-quarter outlook behind Wall Street targets, sending its shares down about 15 percent.

  • Intel to Unveil Souped-Up Wireless Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 5:31 PM ET

    WiMAX, loosely described as “WiFi on steroids,” is finally ready for its close up.

  • Intel Earnings Preview: Cautious Market Leader Tuesday, 15 Jan 2008 | 12:14 PM ET
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    Analysts polled by Thomson Financial expect Intel to report profits of 40 cents a share on sales of $10.84 billion after markets close Thursday.

  • Intel Probed by NY Attorney General Thursday, 10 Jan 2008 | 12:07 PM ET

    Semiconductor giant Intel is being investigated by Andrew Cuomo, New York attorney general, his office said Thursday. The AG is probing whether Intel violated state and/or federal antitrust laws in its market-share battle with key rival Advanced Micro Devices.

  • Intel CEO Sees No Global Recession In The Cards Monday, 7 Jan 2008 | 4:22 PM ET

    At the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini spoke with Jim Goldman about the future of the semiconductor giant and the industry as a whole. The CEO waxed optimistic. "You have to remember, 75 percent of Intel's sales are non-U.S. ...And there seem to be no signs of a global 'R-word' out there," the CEO declared.

  • Texas Instruments Raises Fourth-Quarter Outlook Tuesday, 11 Dec 2007 | 1:01 AM ET
    Texas Instruments

    Mobile phone chip maker Texas Instruments raised the midpoint of its fourth-quarter revenue and earnings target range on Monday as strength in global demand appeared to offset U.S. economic concerns.

  • IBM: Breakthrough Heralds Supercomputer on A Chip Friday, 7 Dec 2007 | 10:49 AM ET

    IBM says it has made a breakthrough in converting electrical signals into light pulses that brings closer the day when supercomputing, which now requires huge machines, will be done on a single chip.

  • Asia Memory Makers Surge on DRAM Rebound Hopes Wednesday, 5 Dec 2007 | 10:45 PM ET

    Shares of major Asian memory chip makers jumped on Thursday, buoyed by a strong performance in U.S. tech shares, reports of DRAM price rises and hopes that a year-long fall in computer memory prices has finally hit bottom

  • Cypress Semi's Hidden Gem Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | 7:28 PM ET

    The CEO tells Cramer why shareholders get more than they pay for when they buy this stock.Investing can be confusing. Luckily, Cramer has mapped out some road rules for all you Home Gamers trying to navigate the jungle that is Wall Street. Think of it as "Mad Money 101" –- some fundamental advice to keep in mind as you play the market. Whether you're a first time investor or a seasoned financier, it's always good to remember the basics.

  • Semiconductor Sales Rise 5% in October: SIA Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 11:24 AM ET

    Global sales of semiconductors rose by 5 percent in October from a year earlier, fueled by stronger-than-expected demand for personal computers, , the Semiconductor Industry Association said.

  • Samsung Securities Raided by Prosecutors in Probe Thursday, 29 Nov 2007 | 10:45 PM ET

    South Korean prosecutors probing corruption at the Samsung Group raided its brokerage unit Samsung Securities on Friday and did not rule out further search and seizures at Samsung offices, an official said.

  • Hynix Shares Soar on WTO Ruling, Fed Rate Cut Hopes Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 11:44 PM ET

    Shares of South Korean memory chipmaker Hynix Semiconductor rose sharply on Thursday following news that the World Trade Organisation had sided in its favor in a tariff dispute with Japan. 

  • Micron Tech to Enter Solid-State Drive Market Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007 | 1:40 PM ET

    Memory chip maker Micron Technology Incsaid Wednesday that it was entering the market for solid-state drives for use in computer, server and networking devices, sending its shares up more than 6 percent.

  • Samsung Electric Sees 2008 DRAM Recovery Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 8:56 PM ET

    Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday the oversupply situation in computer chips was expected to ease in 2008, especially in the second half, but that fourth-quarter telecom profit would come in lower than in the third.

  • Applied Materials Outlook Disappoints, Shares Fall Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | 6:38 PM ET

    Applied Materials the largest supplier of tools for making microchips, gave a profit forecast on Wednesday that was far below Wall Street expectations, sending shares down 5 percent.