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  • 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.

  • AMD Sales Chief Leaving Chip Company, Reports Say Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | 4:52 PM ET

    One of Advanced Micro Devices's most visible executives, sales chief Henri Richard, is preparing to leave the microprocessor company, CNET said on Wednesday.

  • LSI rose 4% after the company said it would sell its mobile phone chip business to Germany's Infineon Technologies for $450 million in cash with potential performance-based incentives of up to $50 million, payable in the first quarter of 2009.

  • Sprint Nextel stands to lose a $2 billion investment in a new phone feature if a court bars Qualcomm from making the necessary chips, Qualcomm executives told the court on Thursday.

  • Broadcom Seeks Ban on Qualcomm Chips Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | 5:10 AM ET

    Qualcomm, hoping to rebound from a string of legal setbacks, urged a federal judge Tuesday to reject a competitor's request to stop it from selling cell phone chips that infringe on patents.

  • Semiconductor Sales Fall on Lower Prices Friday, 3 Aug 2007 | 8:22 AM ET

    Global semiconductor sales in the second quarter fell 2% from the previous quarter to $59.9 billion, as falling prices outweighed a 7% rise in total unit shipments, an industry group said on Friday.1st paragraph of story should go here

  • STMicro Posts $758 Million Second-Quarter Loss Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 5:31 AM ET

    Swiss chipmaker STMicroelectronics said Wednesday it fell to a loss in the second-quarter as restrucuring charges weighed on results.

  • European Stocks to Watch: STMicroelectronics Wednesday, 25 Jul 2007 | 5:09 AM ET

    Shares in Europe's largest chipmaker STMicroelectronics fell 4.6% following disappointing quarterly results and a cut in its growth expectations for the industry.