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  • 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
    Micron

    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
    Texas Instruments

    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.

  • LSI to Acquire Security Software Maker Wednesday, 5 Sep 2007 | 10:48 AM ET

    Chip maker LSI Corp. said Wednesday it will acquire a silicon and software maker for $85 million in cash to enhance its position in producing security software applications.

  • Intel Corp. plans to respond quickly to a U.S. Federal Trade Commission request for more information on a plan to merge its flash memory chip business with that of Switzerland's STMicroelectronics NV.

  • Sigma Designs Reports Strong Earnings, Shares Surge Thursday, 30 Aug 2007 | 11:56 AM ET

    Semiconductor company Sigma Designs said fiscal second-quarter profit surged as sales more than double doubled. The company said it earned $8.6 million, or 32 cents per share, compared with a profit of $216,000, or a penny a share, during the same period a year prior.