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  • LONDON, Oct 15- Qualcomm Inc has agreed to buy chip maker CSR Plc for $2.5 billion, pushing out its rival Microchip Technology to win the British Bluetooth specialist which is growing in areas like automotive and wearable devices. Qualcomm, the world's number one mobile chipmaker, has agreed to pay 900 pence a share in cash for CSR, representing a 56.5 percent...

  • Shares of Skyworks, which counts Apple Inc among its customers, rose as much as 11 percent in early morning trading. Shares of other suppliers to Apple such as RF Micro Devices Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV and Avago Technologies Ltd were also up on the news. Sterne Agee analysts Vijay Rakesh and Troy Cowdrey said the companies were placed well, as Apple was set to...

  • Intel expected to post double-digit earnings growth Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 5:20 PM ET
    Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel Corp.

    Intel's shares rallied more than 24 percent in 2014, and now analysts expect increases in both earnings and revenue.

  • BEIJING/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 14- Intel's investment of up to $1.5 billion in two fast-growing Chinese mobile chipmakers has effectively aligned the U.S. giant with a third party- a Beijing government intent on producing a viable domestic challenger to the likes of Qualcomm and Samsung. The deal hashed out by Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich over 24 hours...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq on Friday posted their largest weekly declines since May 2012 and the Dow turned negative for the year, led down by technology stocks after a chipmaker warned of a major pullback in the industry. Some pinned the slide to concern about the Federal Reserve's imminent ending of its asset purchases stimulus, as well as worries...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The S&P 500 and Nasdaq on Friday posted their largest weekly declines since May 2012 and the Dow turned negative for the year, led down by technology stocks after a chipmaker warned of a major pullback in the industry. Some pinned the slide to concern about the Federal Reserve's imminent ending of its asset purchases stimulus, as well as worries...

  • Chipmakers led the decline, with the PHLX semiconductor index down 6.6 percent, the most for any day since mid February 2009, after Microchip Technology warned of a broad-based industry downturn. Microchip Tech shares tumbled 11.9 percent and the SOX entered correction territory, falling as much as 15.4 percent from a 13- year high hit less than a month ago.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The Nasdaq dropped more than 1 percent on Friday, continuing a recent bout of weakness as the tech-heavy index was pressured by weakness in semiconductor stocks. "In a vacuum of policy response" to the weakness in Europe, "investors are selling first and asking questions later," said Jim McDonald, chief investment strategist at Chicago- based...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 10- The Dow and S&P 500 rose on Friday, modestly rebounding after a sharp decline in the previous session, though weakness in chipmakers limited the Nasdaq's advance. Intel Corp fell 2.4 percent to $32.77 while Texas Instruments sank 6.8 percent to $42.87 and Micron Tech lost 6.1 percent to $28.77. "Investors may have to worry beyond Friday about the...

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 10- Demand for electronics devices is weakening, according to circuit makers at the base of the industry's food chain, suggesting a long-predicted slowdown in global economic growth may be coming to pass. In recent weeks, a series of U.S. semiconductor makers with global operations have begun to paint a worrying picture of a broad-based slow down...

  • US STOCKS-Futures drop, chipmakers weigh on Nasdaq Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 10- U.S. stock index futures fell on Friday, with the decline particularly pronounced in the tech-heavy Nasdaq index, which was weighed by weakness in chipmakers. Intel Corp fell 2.4 percent to $32.80 while Micron Technology was off 2.3 percent at $29.92. In other tech news, Juniper Networks Inc fell 6.4 percent to $19.59 before the bell a day after it...

  • *Lipper data shows weekly outflows from Europe stocks. Chip makers featured among the biggest losers, with Infineon down 4.9 percent and STMicroelectronics down 3.7 percent after a sales warning from U.S.-based Microchip. Microchip cut its forecast for fiscal second-quarter results, after experiencing subdued sales in September, especially in China, a...

  • *Samsung Electronics to build chip plant in Pyeongtaek. SEOUL, Oct 6- South Korean IT giant Samsung Electronics plans to spend $14.7 billion on a new chip facility- its biggest investment in a single plant- leaning on its semiconductor business to bolster profits as its smartphone dominance wanes. But with the higher demand for mobile devices come increased...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 6- Micron Technologies was leading a slide in the PHLX semiconductor index on Monday after Samsung unveiled plans to spend $14.7 billion on a new chip facility. Chipmaker Toshiba Corp fell 2.6 percent overnight in Tokyo and SK Hynix Inc lost 5.1 percent in Seoul. Index snapshot at 12:03 EDT:.

  • FRANKFURT, Oct 1- ARM Holdings Plc said on Wednesday it was introducing software to make the proliferating number of Internet-connected devices many consumers surround themselves with more manageable and secure.

  • BEIJING/ SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 26- Intel Corp said it will pay as much as $1.5 billion for a 20 percent stake in two mobile chipmakers with ties to the Chinese government, in the hopes of catching up in a smartphone chip industry dominated by rival Qualcomm Inc..

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks Solutions, Avago Technologies and other companies, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday. Like previous iPhones, the iPhone 6 Plus uses a Qualcomm 4 G LTE modem, according to iFixit.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 29- Chipmaker Intel Corp has hired Amir Faintuch, a senior executive at Qualcomm Inc, to co-manage the development of the company's chips, an Intel spokesman said on Friday.

  • Aug 29- Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications technology into the next iPhone, which would enable the smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.

  • Aug 29- Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications technology into the next iPhone, which would enable the smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.