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  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 12- Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices promoted senior executive Lisa Su to chief operating officer and announced an internal reorganization, aiming to expand into new markets to offset slowing demand for personal computers.

  • June 10- Touchscreen chipmaker Synaptics Inc said it would buy the sole supplier of display chips for the iPhone for $475 million, potentially winning back Apple Inc as a customer. Synaptics's shares jumped 19 percent in extended trading after the company also raised its revenue forecast for the fourth quarter ending June 30.

  • June 9- ON Semiconductor Corp, a maker of power-management chips, said it would buy Aptina Imaging for about $400 million in cash to accelerate its growth in the automotive and industrial markets. Shares of ON Semiconductor rose a little over 2 percent to $9.18 in extended trading on Monday. ON Semiconductor said it expects the deal to immediately add to earnings.

  • *Semiconductors rally; Skyworks lifts outlook. *CBOE VIX ends up but well below historical average. NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stocks dipped in thin volume on Tuesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 retreating from Monday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains.

  • *Dow, S&P 500 ended at records on Monday. NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stocks were little changed on Tuesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 near Monday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains, though a rise in semiconductor companies' shares limited losses. Google Inc shares fell 1.6 percent to $545.04 and weighed on the Nasdaq.

  • NEW YORK, June 3- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, with the Dow and the S&P 500 receding from Monday's record closing levels as traders found few reasons to buy following a string of gains, though a rise in semiconductor companies' shares limited losses. Slightly more than 60 percent of stocks traded on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq fell on the day.

  • Intel’s 3-D printed robot will come this year Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 12:11 PM ET

    Intel plans to bring its fully customizable, 3-D printable robot kit to market by the end of the year.

  • Intel attends SPIEF despite US pressure Thursday, 22 May 2014 | 7:17 AM ET
    The Intel booth at the CEATEC Japan 2013 exhibition in Chiba City

    Intel was present at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia's top business summit, despite pressure from the U.S. to veto the event.

  • Bright stocks in a dim market     Friday, 9 May 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Seema Mody reveals what stocks are bucking the downward in the market.

  • Intel to launch 20 Chromebooks by end of 2014 Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    The chipmaker unveiled a new line of laptops that run on the Chrome operating system.

  • Manufacturing regains strength     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 3:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports semiconductor outfit, GlobalFoundries will be looking to fill a brand new, $8 billion chip making facility in upstate New York.

  • Help Wanted: Manufacturing     Friday, 2 May 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    Semiconductor factory, GlobalFoundries will be adding 600 to 800 jobs to the workforce this year. CNBC's Mary Thompson explains what kind of workers they need.

  • Shares of RF Micro, whose customers include Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, rose about 7.5 percent in extended trading after the chipmaker also posted a better-than-expected profit for the fourth quarter.

  • April 29- RF Micro Devices Inc, a maker of chips that connect mobile devices to networks, forecast quarterly revenue above analysts' estimates due to higher demand from smartphone makers.

  • Xilinx CEO on need for semiconductors     Friday, 25 Apr 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    Moshe Gavrielov, Xilinx president & CEO, explains the chip maker's perceived miss on quarterly earnings and slowdown in its aerospace business. Gavrielov says the company saw growth in their communication and technology segments.

  • April 24- The growing popularity of using fingerprints to unlock mobile phones and other devices is expected to drive growth at Synaptics Inc, which makes the chips enabling the technology popularized by Apple Inc's iPhone 5 S.

  • SEOUL, April 24- SK Hynix Inc., the world's second-largest memory chipmaker, expects a strong pickup in memory chip shipments for the second quarter as the launch of new smartphones by manufacturers like Apple Inc. boosts demand.

  • SEOUL, April 24- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday its first-quarter operating profit picked up sharply from a year earlier, spurred by a rise in shipments of personal computer memory chips as a key China factory resumed full production.

  • *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.