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  • 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.

  • LONDON, Dec 3- Strong demand for smartphones and automotive electronics has boosted growth for the semiconductor industry this year, as a global industry association said results for 2014 were set to have beaten forecasts with further modest growth expected. Even Microchip Technology, which sent shudders through global markets in October by warning of a...

  • Dec 1- Cypress Semiconductor Corp will buy peer Spansion Inc for $1.59 billion in stock to create a flash-memory chipmaker with more than $2 billion in annual revenue. Spansion's stock was trading at $25.20 after the bell, lower than Cypress's offer of $25.63, based on Monday's close. Spansion shareholders will receive 2.457 Cypress shares for each Spansion...

  • Dec 1- U.S. chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp said it would buy peer Spansion Inc in an all-stock deal valued at about $4 billion. Spansion shareholders will receive 2.457 Cypress shares for each Spansion share they own, the companies said on Monday. Shareholders of each company will own about 50 percent of the combined entity.

  • *HP, Analog Devices rally after results. Hewlett-Packard, Apple and chipmakers were among the largest advancers, with the PHLX semiconductor index closing up 2.1 percent to its highest since June 2001. Analog Devices jumped 5.5 percent to $54.56, leading the sector a day after posting results.

  • US STOCKS-Tech buoys Wall Street, but energy still weighs Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 2:39 PM ET

    *U.S. markets closed Thursday for Thanksgiving holiday. NEW YORK, Nov 26- U.S. stocks edged up on Wednesday, boosted by tech shares, while the energy sector was once more the largest weight on the market as crude prices continued to flirt with multi-year lows. Hewlett-Packard, Apple and chipmakers were among the largest advancers, with the PHLX semiconductor index...

  • Nov 26- Hong Kong shares produced a solid rise on Wednesday following a rally in mainland markets. Among the most actively traded stocks on Hong Kong's main board were CCT Land, down 4.17 percent to HK $0.02; Semiconductor Manufacturing International, down 4.82 percent to HK $0.79 and Bank Of China, up 2.37 percent to HK $3.89. Chinese investment flowing from...

  • AMSTERDAM/ FRANKFURT, Nov 24 (Reuters)- ASML, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, said on Monday it could nearly double annual sales to 10 billion euros ( $12 billion) by 2018-- or up to two years later if customers put off buying its latest machines. ASML is working to introduce a new generation of' extreme ultraviolet' (EUV) tools which...

  • AMSTERDAM, Nov 24- ASML, the world's largest maker of lithograpy machines for the semiconductor industry pushed back its sales growth goal on Monday in a belated recognition of the struggle it has been having in commercialising its next generation of products. "We believe the market was looking for ASML to reach the disclosed financial targets by 2018," ING...

  • WUZHEN, China Nov 20- Qualcomm Inc's opportunities in China will be far greater than its challenges, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday as the U.S. mobile chipmaker prepares to face a possible record fine for antitrust violations in the country. Speaking at the World Internet Conference on Thursday with Qualcomm Executive Chairman Paul Jacobs, Li said he...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 17- Chips from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc were mostly passed over by the big phone brands a decade ago, with the likes of Nokia and Motorola commanding legions of in-house engineers who could advise on electronics and circuitry. Sparking the boom in budget smartphones is MediaTek, now a $23 billion go-to chip designer favoured by margin-conscious phone...