SAN FRANCISCO, May 16- Applied Materials, a maker of equipment used to manufacture chips, said on Thursday that demand for smartphone chips will help increase its revenues slightly in the current quarter and offset slowing demand from manufacturers hurt by slumping PC sales.» Read More
TOKYO, April 26- The benchmark Nikkei average. Advantest Corp dropped 7.9 percent to 1,412 yen after the chip making equipment producer reported an operating profit of 80 million yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, well below its own guidance of a 2.5 billion yen, due to weak sales of its memory-chip testers.
By Noel Randewich April 25- Chip equipment maker KLA-Tencor Corp. KLA-Tencor's stock fell nearly 5 percent in extended trade after Chief Executive Rick Wallace said on a conference call he was seeing a pause in demand from contract manufacturers and gave a current quarter revenue estimate that was below expectations.
By Noel Randewich April 25- Chip equipment maker KLA-Tencor Corp's. KLA-Tencor's products help measure the effectiveness of complicated manufacturing processes and reduce defects essential for chipmakers implementing challenging new technologies. KLA-Tencor had adjusted earnings per share of $1.01, beating expectations of 86 cents.
April 25- Chip equipment maker KLA-Tencor Corp's. Net income fell to $166 million, or 98 cents per share, from $205 million, or $1.21 per share in the same quarter a year earlier, the company said in a statement on Thursday. Revenue declined to $729 million from $841 million a year earlier.
MANILA, April 25- Philippine imports in February fell 5.8 percent from a year earlier, the second straight month of annual declines, as demand for the country's electronics and semiconductor products from its traditional markets in Europe and the United States remained weak.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Leading mobile chipmaker Qualcomm forecast earnings below expectations on Wednesday as competition in smartphones intensifies and shifts toward Asia, and its stock fell sharply.
*Q1 operating profit 317 bln won vs 205 bln won f'cast. SEOUL, April 24- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc posted quarterly operating profit that handily beat expectations and forecast a stronger second quarter, as computer memory chip prices rallied and demand for chips used in mobile devices increased.
SEOUL, April 24- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc posted its second straight quarter of profit as computer memory chip prices rallied because of slower supply growth.
Broadcom, which sells wireless chips used in Apple's iPhone as well lower-end devices popular in Asia, posted first-quarter revenue of $2.01 billion, up 9.7 percent from the year-earlier period.
Broadcom, whose chips are used in products ranging from television set-top boxes to Apple's iPhone, posted first-quarter revenue of $2.01 billion, up 9.7 percent from the year-earlier period.
SAN FRANCISCO/ PARIS, April 23- European chipmaker STMicroelectronics said signs of market recovery and new products, such as motion sensor chips for video games consoles, should drive a pick up in sales in the second half of this year.
Texas Instruments reported first-quarter earnings and revenue that exceeded analysts' expectations.
BRUSSELS, April 22- Infineon Technologies, Philips and several other chipmakers could face fines after European competition regulators said they may have colluded to fix prices for chips used in mobile SIM cards, passports and bank cards.
BRUSSELS, April 22- German chipmaker Infineon Technologies and several of its peers could be penalised after EU regulators said the companies may have taken part in a cartel to keep prices high. Infineon confirmed that it had received the statement of objections.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 17- SanDisk raised its forecast for revenue this year and said it expects higher prices for its NAND memory chips, which are used in smartphones and tablets.
IDC report shows much greater declines in PC shipments than expected, but a long piece on the semiconductor industry by Barclays is also getting a lot of attention.
March 21- Micron Technology posted a quarterly net loss on Thursday but the chipmaker said the outlook for memory chip prices is improving.
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NEW YORK, Feb 20- A federal judge declared a mistrial on Wednesday in a criminal case against two former top executives at Vitesse Semiconductor Corp who were accused of inflating company earnings and backdating stock options.
*T. Rowe Price Global Technology Fund buys Apple, LinkedIn stock. Feb 14- Chipmakers with exposure to industrial demand and a rebounding Chinese economy, such as NXP Semiconductors NV, are the investment of choice for the manager of the T. Rowe Price Global Technology Fund.