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*Qualcomm has already placed orders with Samsung- newspapers. TAIPEI, July 17- Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd fell as much as 6 percent on Thursday after an analyst and Taiwanese media reported the likely loss of orders for next-generation chips from Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc..
TAIPEI, July 17- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd is likely to lose orders for its next-generation chips from Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc to rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to an analyst and Taiwanese media.
July 16- SanDisk Corp gave a current-quarter revenue forecast that was below Wall Street's estimate, warning that it would be unable to the meet the booming demand for solid-state drives and memory chips, and its shares fell 9 percent in extended trading.
*Intel gains on earnings, outlook; semiconductors rally. *Time Warner rebuffs $80 bln bid from 21st Century Fox. Time Warner Inc shares jumped 17.1 percent to $83.13 and ranked as the S&P 500' s best performer after Twenty-First Century Fox confirmed it made an $80 billion takeover offer for the company that was turned down.
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 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.
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.
*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.
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.