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  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- Apple's iPhone 6 Plus uses chips from Qualcomm, Skyworks Solutions, Avago Technologies and other companies, according to gadget repair firm iFixit, which pried one of the devices open in Melbourne early on Friday. Like previous iPhones, the iPhone 6 Plus uses a Qualcomm 4 G LTE modem, according to iFixit.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 29- Chipmaker Intel Corp has hired Amir Faintuch, a senior executive at Qualcomm Inc, to co-manage the development of the company's chips, an Intel spokesman said on Friday.

  • Aug 29- Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications technology into the next iPhone, which would enable the smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.

  • Aug 29- Apple Inc is working with Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors NV to add secure near-field communications technology into the next iPhone, which would enable the smartphone users to pay by touch, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with Apple's plans.

  • *UK company has attractive niche in Internet of Things. LONDON, Aug 28- Britain's CSR has rebuffed an approach from Microchip Technology, saying its U.S. rival would have to pay more if it wants to bolster its role in the "Internet of Things" with the chipmaker's radio technology.

  • LONDON, Aug 28- British chipmaker CSR, which makes technology used in headphones and speaker docks, said it had rejected a takeover approach from Microchip Technology Inc, sending its shares up as much as 27 percent.

  • CSR rejects Microchip Tech approach, shares surge Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 5:03 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 28- British chipmaker CSR said it had rejected an approach from Microchip Technology Inc about a possible offer for the company, sending its shares up as much as 27 percent. "The price proposed by Microchip has been rejected and the board is considering its options for the company," CSR said in a short statement on Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Applied Materials revenue rises 14.7 pct Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    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.

  • 17 stocks traders are shorting ahead of earnings Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    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.

  • Cirrus Logic profit beats estimates Wednesday, 23 Jul 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    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.