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  • TAIPEI, July 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, the world's largest contract chip manufacturer, expects revenue to grow at least a record 20 percent this year thanks to increased demand from smartphone makers like Apple Inc..

  • Intel shares rally as earnings top estimates Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:04 PM ET

    Intel reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Tuesday, citing stronger-than-expected demand for corporate PCs.

  • July 7- Touchscreen chipmaker Atmel Corp said it would buy Newport Media, a maker of low-power Wi-Fi and bluetooth gear, for $140 million to gain ground in a technology that helps connect everything through the Internet. Atmel's shares were down 1 percent in early trading on Thursday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 3- Qualcomm, which makes mobile chips, said on Thursday that Chinese contract manufacturer SMIC would produce its Snapdragon processors.

  • Why semiconductor stocks may be ready for a fall Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 2:11 PM ET
    Employees inspect semiconductor chips on the production line at the Hana Microelectronics plant at the Hi-Tech Industrial Estate in Thailand.

    Semiconductor stocks have been on a tear this year, but some analysts see that ending soon.

  • *Combined company will have about $1.4 bln annual sales. FRANKFURT, June 26- Austria's AMS is in talks to buy German peer Dialog Semiconductor to create a European chipmaker with a market value of about $4.7 billion that could better tap the growing market for web-connected devices.

  • UPDATE 1-AMS in talks to buy Dialog Semiconductor Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 3:54 AM ET

    *Companies working on $4.7 bln deal- report. FRANKFURT, June 26- Austrian semiconductor maker AMS is in talks to buy Germany's Dialog Semiconductor, a supplier of chips for Apple's iPhone and iPad, the two companies said on Thursday.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 23- Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc posted fiscal third-quarter results above expectations and said pent up demand for personal computers is fueling demand for its DRAM chips.

  • *ParkerVision falls as much as 76 percent, plans appeal. June 23- A U.S. federal judge overturned a jury verdict that had required chipmaker Qualcomm Inc to pay ParkerVision Inc $173 million for infringing patents for technology used in smartphones. Shares of ParkerVision, which designs wireless chips, plunged as much as 76 percent on Monday.

  • Q2 stock outperformers     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at the best performing stock this quarter and previews who is going into Q3 with good momentum.

  • 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.