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  • Samsung Electronics Posts Flat Third-Quarter Profit Friday, 12 Oct 2007 | 2:09 AM ET

    Samsung Electronics, the world's top memory chipmaker, on Thursday said quarterly profits remained flat as sluggish computer memory chip prices offset booming sales of flat screens.

  • Lam Research Reports Higher Quarterly Revenue Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 5:32 PM ET

    Lam Research on Wednesday posted a better-than-expected rise in it fiscal fourth quarter revenue, paced by market share gains.

  • The Two Faces of Tech Wednesday, 10 Oct 2007 | 10:42 AM ET

    As gadget makers like Apple (AAPL) and Research in Motion (RIMM) soar to new highs, the chip makers, such as Micron (MU), can’t seem to keep up. Carter Worth turns to the charts for a two-faced tech trade. How can tech keep rallying without chips – the backbone of the sector?

  • Spansion to Buy Saifun for $368 Million Monday, 8 Oct 2007 | 7:00 AM ET

    Microchip maker Spansion said it will acquire Israeli flash memory developer, Saifun Semiconductors, in a stock and cash deal valued at $368 million to expand into technology licensing business.

  • Can Chip Makers Fix Your Eyesight? Thursday, 4 Oct 2007 | 4:59 PM ET

    When you hear the names Intel, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments, healthcare isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but that could change.

  • Stocks Close Lower Amid Broad Decline in Tech Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 4:57 PM ET

    Stocks ended lower on Wednesday as strong manufacturing data released this morning offset broad declines in the tech sector. "From a technical perspective, seeing this kind of pullback is not bad, you want to see consolidation and see some base build," said Sean Brodrick, senior commodities analyst at MoneyandMarkets.com.

  • Micron Shares Drop After Company Reports Loss Wednesday, 3 Oct 2007 | 11:24 AM ET
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    Memory chipmaker Micron Technology posted a quarterly loss versus a year-ago profit, hit by declines in prices for chips used in digital cameras, music players and other devices.

  • Intel Wins Mobile WiMax Chip Deal With Nokia Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | 1:48 PM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel said on Wednesday it had won a mobile WiMax chip order from the world's top cellphone maker Nokia, which will use its semiconductors in Internet-focused devices from 2008.

  • Nvidia Aims at Intel with Integrated Graphics Chip Monday, 24 Sep 2007 | 6:44 AM ET

    Nvidia is rolling out a graphics microchip that will be embedded in the main collection of components that make up a personal computer, as the company goes toe to toe with Intel in the integrated graphics chip market.

  • Texas Instruments to Buy Shares, Boosts Dividend Friday, 21 Sep 2007 | 9:07 AM ET

    Texas Instruments said Friday its board has approved an additional $5 billion share buyback and the company plans to raise its quarterly cash dividend by 25 percent.

  • Intel Says Tinier Chipmaking Technology on Track Tuesday, 18 Sep 2007 | 2:04 PM ET

    Intel said on Tuesday it would be able to mass-produce computer processors with features one-third smaller than the current cutting edge within two years.

  • Intel Shares Sag on Analyst Downgrade Friday, 14 Sep 2007 | 10:52 AM ET

    Intel shares slipped Friday, after a Merrill Lynch analyst downgraded the chipmaker's stock to neutral from buy.

  • Texas Instruments Shares Fall on Lower Forecast Wednesday, 12 Sep 2007 | 2:46 PM ET
    Texas Instruments

    Shares of Texas Instruments slipped Wednesday after the chip maker did not raise its sales forecast as some investors expected.

  • Texas Instruments Narrows Sales, Earnings Guidance Tuesday, 11 Sep 2007 | 7:52 PM ET
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    Texas Instruments narrowed its earnings and revenue guidance for the third quarter on Tuesday afternoon, sending shares lower in after-hours trading.

  • Intel Raises 3Q Sales Outlook By $200M Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 9:51 PM ET

    Intel raises 3Q sales outlook by $200M

  • Intel Boosts Sales Outlook, Sending Stock Higher Monday, 10 Sep 2007 | 9:43 AM ET
    Exterior view of Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, California.

    Intel raised its third-quarter revenue forecast and said global demand for computing products was stronger than expected, sending its shares up sharply.

  • Intel Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony Saturday for its first chip factory in China, expanding its presence in the booming Chinese computer industry and boosting Beijing's campaign to lure foreign high-tech investment.

  • AMD Hopes to Regain Share with New 4-Core Chip Sunday, 9 Sep 2007 | 6:11 PM ET

    Advanced Micro Devices  is set to launch its highly publicized new server chip Monday, delivering the biggest jolt to its product lineup in four years.

  • National Semiconductor Profit Down as Sales Decline Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 6:45 PM ET

    Chipmaker National Semiconductor said Thursday its fiscal first-quarter profit declined amid lower sales, though results improved sequentially, driven by growth in wireless mobile devices.

  • Intel Introduces New Quad-Core Processors Thursday, 6 Sep 2007 | 12:47 PM ET

    Intel on Thursday introduced  high-end processors for computer servers to compete with an upcoming new product from Advanced Micro Devices. Intel said the six new Quad-Core Xeon 7300 series processors can deliver more than twice the performance over its previous-generation dual-core products.