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  • SEOUL, Feb 10- As Samsung Electronics Co Ltd sells fewer of its own smartphones, the South Korean group's components businesses are under pressure to pick up the slack and secure external customers for chips and display panels, including putting these in rival mobile devices. Samsung Display has begun supplying organic light-emitting diode panels to Chinese...

  • BEIJING, Feb 9- Qualcomm Inc is likely to pay China a record fine of around $1 billion, ending a 14- month government investigation into anti-competitive practices, after the U.S. chipmaker and the regulator made significant progress during talks last week. The deal, which may also see Qualcomm lower its royalty rates by around a third on patents used in China,...

  • The SEC said former Barclays Capital analyst John Gray and his friend Christian Keller used disposable prepaid mobile phones to conduct insider trading from 2009 to 2012.. It said that in exchange for kickbacks, Keller provided tips about confidential news he learned while working as a financial analyst at the chipmaker Applied Materials Inc and in...

  • UPDATE 2-Dollar strength brightens outlook for Infineon Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 3:06 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Jan 29- German chipmaker Infineon reported better than expected first-quarter results on Thursday and raised its forecast for the year, boosted by the dollar's strength and improved demand for its power management and security chips. Infineon, which also makes chips that activate car airbags, control air conditioners and washing machines and...

  • Jan 21- Memory chipmaker SanDisk Corp forecast current-quarter and full-year 2015 revenue well below Wall Street expectations, saying it would be unable to meet demand for flash memory storage chips until mid-year due to lean inventory levels. SanDisk's failure to add production capacity in the past two years has led to the weaker-than-expected forecast,...

  • Jan 21- Memory chipmaker SanDisk Corp forecast current-quarter and full-year 2015 revenue well below Wall Street expectations, saying it would be unable to meet demand for flash memory storage chips until the mid-year, due to lean inventory levels. Shares of the company, which supplies memory chips for Apple Inc's iPhones, fell about 8 percent to $74.05 in...

  • Jan 21- Programmable chip maker Xilinx Inc forecast weaker-than-expected current-quarter revenue and reported third-quarter revenue that missed the average analyst estimate, hurt by weak sales to broadcast and communications customers. Xilinx, which dominates the programmable chip market along with Altera Corp, said it expected current-quarter...

  • Programmable chip maker Xilinx's profit falls 4 pct Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 4:33 PM ET

    Jan 21- Programmable chip maker Xilinx Inc reported a 4.2 percent fall in quarterly profit, hurt by weak sales to broadcast and communications customers. Xilinx shares fell 5.2 percent to $39.35 in extended trading. Semiconductors made by Xilinx are sold off the shelf and can be programmed by customers to do specific tasks.

  • ASML shares hit record after topping forecasts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Employees inspect semiconductor chips on the production line at the Hana Microelectronics plant at the Hi-Tech Industrial Estate in Thailand.

    ASML Holding reported forecast-beating results on the back of stronger-than-expected demand from memory chip makers, sending its shares to a new high.

  • AMSTERDAM, Jan 21- ASML Holding NV, the world's largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, has reported forecast-beating results on the back of stronger-than-expected demand from memory chip makers, sending its shares to a record high. ASML, whose rivals include Applied Materials, which it outranks by stock market value, and Nikon, reported...

  • AMSTERDAM, Jan 21- ASML Holding NV, the world's largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, reported forecast-beating results on the back of stronger-than-expected demand from memory chip makers, sending its shares to a record high. ASML makes lithography machines, which use highly focused beams of light to trace out the circuitry of computer chips.

  • PARIS, Jan 21- European shares paused on Wednesday after a four-day rally driven by expectations the European Central Bank is about to launch quantitative easing had taken them to seven-year highs. ASML NV outperformed, however, rising 4.6 percent after the world's second-largest maker of semiconductor production equipment posted better-than-expected...

  • European shares extend rally; ASML surges after results Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 3:10 AM ET

    PARIS, Jan 21- European shares inched higher in early trade on Wednesday, gaining ground for the fifth session in a row, lifted by expectations the European Central Bank is about to launch a quantitative easing programme to boost the region's economy. At 0805 GMT, the FTSEurofirst 300 index of top European shares was up 0.2 percent at 1,425.94 points.

  • Intel can grow even with flat PC sales: CEO Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 8:52 AM ET
    Intel CEO Brian Krzanich delivers a keynote address at the 2015 International CES yesterday in Las Vegas.

    The chipmaker can maintain mid-single-digit growth by leveraging its data center and other businesses, Brian Krzanich told CNBC.

  • Jan 16- Hong Kong shares drifted downward on Friday as losses on Wall Street spread to Asia. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were China National Culture Group, down 11.1 percent to HK $0.12 Bank Of China, down 0.7 percent to HK $4.44 and Semiconductor Manufacturing International, down 2.8 percent to HK $0.70. Chinese investment...

  • TSMC's stock to see 20-30% upside: Daiwa   Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 10:24 PM ET
    TSMC's stock to see 20-30% upside: Daiwa

    Rick Hsu, Regional Head of Technology at Daiwa, explains his "buy" rating on the Taiwanese semiconductor foundry, with a target price of TWD $170.

  • *Books record net profit, revenue in 2014 on Apple strength. TAIPEI, Jan 15- Apple Inc chip supplier TSMC reported record net profit on Thursday and said the proliferation of low-priced, chip-hungry smartphones in China could see the company expand production in the world's biggest handset market. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, whose chips company...

  • UPDATE 2-SanDisk's memory chip sales weak, shares fall Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:38 AM ET

    Jan 12- SanDisk Corp said it expects fourth-quarter revenue to be lower than its forecast, citing weaker-than-expected sales of retail products and flash memory storage chips. SanDisk's warning also spooked investors in rival Micron Technology, whose stock was down 5 percent. Analysts said SanDisk's weak revenue forecast was partly due to a glut in the...

  • SanDisk cuts revenue forecast, shares fall Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:01 AM ET
    SanDisk iXpand

    SanDisk said it expects revenue to be lower than it had forecast, citing weaker-than-expected sales of retail products and NAND storage chips.

  • UPDATE 1-SanDisk cuts revenue forecast, shares fall Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 10:09 AM ET

    Jan 12- SanDisk Corp said it expects fourth-quarter revenue to be lower than it had forecast, citing weaker-than-expected sales of retail products and NAND storage chips. SanDisk, which is increasingly using its chips to build and sell solid-state drives directly to companies and consumers, had already warned of supply constraints for the quarter.