Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch IC products, we think that would probably be a real driver...» Read More
Aug 22- Japan's Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd said it would buy the part of U.S. radio frequency chipmaker Peregrine Semiconductor Corp it does not already own for $465 million in cash, as it looks to strengthen its RF business.
Aug 22- Murata Electronics North America Inc said it would buy the rest of chipmaker Peregrine Semiconductor Corp it does not already own in an all-cash deal valued at $465 million. The offer price of $12.50 per share is at a premium of 62.5 percent to Peregrine's Thursday close of $7.69.
*Bloomberg reports Infineon nears $2 billion deal. FRANKFURT, Aug 20- Germany's Infineon is nearing a deal to buy a U.S.-based semiconductor company for about $2 billion, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter. A deal could be announced later on Wednesday, Bloomberg said, without saying which company Infineon was targeting.
Aug 14- Chip-equipment maker Applied Materials Inc reported a better-than-expected third-quarter profit as contract manufacturers spend more on technology used to make smartphone and memory chips.
Aug 14- Chip-equipment maker Applied Materials Inc reported a 14.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue as contract chip manufacturers spend more on technology used to make smartphone and memory chips. Net income rose to $301 million, or 24 cents per share, from $168 million, or 14 cents per share.
Sapphire glass and biotech companies are bringing out the bears ahead of this week's earnings.
*Expects Q3 revenue of $25 mln- $28 mln vs $41.3 mln. Expects adj loss $0.37- $0.43/ shr vs est loss of $0.05. July 31- Audio chip maker Audience Inc forecast current-quarter results largely below analysts' estimates after its biggest customer, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, warned of increasing competition and weak earnings.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 24- Amazon.com Inc's new "Fire" smartphone, aimed at extending the online retailer's reach, includes chips from Qualcomm Inc, NXP Semiconductors NV and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to repair firm iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday.
July 23- Chipmaker Cirrus Logic Inc reported a quarterly profit above analysts' estimates, helped by demand for its audio chips from iPhone and iPad maker Apple Inc. Net income fell to $10.2 million, or 16 cents per share, in the first quarter from $20.6 million, or 31 cents per share, a year earlier. Cirrus gets about three-quarters of its revenue from Apple.
PARIS, July 23- European chipmaker STMicroelectronics forecast revenue growth of about 3 percent in the third quarter, disappointing some analysts who expected a bigger lift from strong global demand for semiconductors. Global spending on semiconductors is expected to rise 6.7 percent this year to $336 billion, according to market researcher Gartner.
PARIS, July 23- STMicroelectronics posted second-quarter revenue and profit that met expectations, driven by sales of chips for cars and industrial products, as it surfed on strong demand that is lifting the entire semiconductor sector.
July 22- Chipmaker Xilinx Inc forecast disappointing revenue for the second quarter after reporting lower-than-anticipated first-quarter sales due to weak sales to telecom, aerospace and defense customers.
*Q2 pretax profit up 9 pct to 94.2 stg. LONDON, July 22- ARM Holdings posted a 9 percent rise in second-quarter profit as licensing of its processor technology compensated for a slowdown in high-end smartphone sales that decimated growth in royalties.
July 22 (Reuters)- British semiconductor materials maker IQE Plc said its revenue slid about 17 percent in the first-half of the year, hurt by destocking by customers due to softness in the handset market and a strong pound.
July 22- British semiconductor materials maker IQE Plc said its revenue slid about 17 percent in the first-half of the year, hurt by destocking by customers due to softness in the handset market and a strong pound.
*SK Hynix says received formal notice of Toshiba suit. SEOUL, July 21- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc on Monday said Japanese rival Toshiba Corp is seeking 109.15 billion yen in damages in a lawsuit filed over the suspected leak of NAND flash memory chip technology.
*Qualcomm has already placed orders with Samsung- newspapers. TAIPEI, July 17- Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd fell as much as 6 percent on Thursday after an analyst and Taiwanese media reported the likely loss of orders for next-generation chips from Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc..
TAIPEI, July 17- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd is likely to lose orders for its next-generation chips from Apple Inc and Qualcomm Inc to rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, according to an analyst and Taiwanese media.
July 16- SanDisk Corp gave a current-quarter revenue forecast that was below Wall Street's estimate, warning that it would be unable to the meet the booming demand for solid-state drives and memory chips, and its shares fell 9 percent in extended trading.