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  • April 29- RF Micro Devices Inc, a maker of chips that connect mobile devices to networks, forecast quarterly revenue above analysts' estimates due to higher demand from smartphone makers.

  • April 29- RF Micro Devices Inc, whose chips are used to connect mobile devices to networks, forecast quarterly results above analysts' estimates due to higher demand from smartphone makers like Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co.. RF Micro forecast adjusted earnings of 17 cents per share and revenue of about $305 million for the first quarter ending June.

  • Apple makes final pitch to U.S. jury in Samsung trial Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 12:39 PM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif., April 29- Samsung transformed the smartphone market only by copying iPhone technology, an Apple attorney said on Tuesday as the two companies delivered closing arguments to jurors after a month-long trial over mobile patents. Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd have been litigating around the world for nearly three years.

  • *Q1 operating profit 504 bln won vs 279 bln won analyst view. *TV business profit 240 bln won vs 11 bln won year earlier. SEOUL, April 29- South Korea's LG Electronics Inc said on Tuesday increased marketing spending on new products could pull down earnings in its mainstay television business, making it difficult for second-quarter profit to match the first.

  • India's Bharti Airtel Q4 net surges, meets estimates Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    NEW DELHI, April 29- Bharti Airtel Ltd, India's top mobile phone carrier, reported its second consecutive quarter of profit growth, meeting estimates, as reduced competition in the world's second-biggest mobile phone market helped push call prices higher.

  • LONDON, April 29- U.S. handset maker Cirrus Logic Inc is to buy Wolfson Microelectronics Plc for an agreed 291 million pounds in cash, sending shares in the British microchip maker up more than 70 percent.

  • LONDON, April 29- U.S. handset maker Cirrus Logic Inc is to buy British microchip maker Wolfson Microelectronics for an agreed 291 million pounds to boost its audio division, the two firms said on Tuesday.

  • UPDATE 1-Corning expects smaller price declines Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    Core sales from the display technologies business, which makes LCD panels for Sony Corp, LG and Lenovo Group and brings in more than a third of the company's revenue, grew 58 percent. Tripeny added that the company expects a "really strong" quarter for Gorilla Glass, which is used in smartphones made by Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd..

  • TOKYO/ NEW DELHI, April 25- Japanese telecoms giant NTT DoCoMo Inc said on Friday it was seeking to sell, likely at a deep discount, its stake in a loss-making Indian joint venture with diversified conglomerate Tata Group, bowing out of the world's second-biggest mobile phone market.

  • April 24- The growing popularity of using fingerprints to unlock mobile phones and other devices is expected to drive growth at Synaptics Inc, which makes the chips enabling the technology popularized by Apple Inc's iPhone 5 S.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 24- Broadcom Corp beat Wall Street expectations in the first quarter, although profit and revenue were lower than a year earlier as the company's high-end chips for smartphones faced fierce competition in China. Underscoring those concerns, Broadcom's revenue guidance for the June quarter was slightly below some analyst expectations.

  • April 24- Synaptics Inc reported better-than-expected third-quarter results as demand from mobile phone makers for its touchscreen chips surged, sending its shares up more than 12 percent in after-hours trading.

  • April 24- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc's third-quarter revenue rose 25 percent due to a surge in sales to mobile phone makers. Synaptics reported a net loss of $40.1 million, or $1.12 per share for the quarter ended March 31, compared with a net income of $36.4 million, or $1.07 per share, a year earlier.

  • NEW DELHI, April 24- Nokia said that due to an ongoing tax dispute its Indian mobile phone handset plant was unlikely to be included in a deal due to be concluded on Friday for the sale of its global handset business to Microsoft.

  • SEOUL, April 24- SK Hynix Inc., the world's second-largest memory chipmaker, expects a strong pickup in memory chip shipments for the second quarter as the launch of new smartphones by manufacturers like Apple Inc. boosts demand.

  • *Sees 2nd- qtr revenue $3.14 bln- $3.40 bln vs est $3.15 bln. April 23- Chipmaker Texas Instruments Inc's first-quarter revenue and second-quarter revenue forecast topped analysts' estimates on growing demand for its chips used in communication equipment, industrial machines and automotive parts.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday posted its smallest quarterly revenue increase since 2010 as it wrestles with a smartphone market that is losing steam and shifting to China, sending its shares lower.

  • April 23- Texas Instruments Inc reported a 3 percent rise in first-quarter revenue due to strong growth in its analog chip business and improved demand for its chips used in cars, appliances, computers and industrial products. TI forecast earnings of 55 cents- 63 cents per share on revenue of $3.14 billion- $3.40 billion for the second quarter.

  • UPDATE 1-Qualcomm's 2nd-quarter revenue misses estimates Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Qualcomm Inc posted fiscal second-quarter revenue on Wednesday that missed expectations as it wrestles with a smartphone market that is losing steam and shifting to China, sending its shares lower. Qualcomm had second-quarter net income of $1.96 billion, up 5 percent.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 23- Qualcomm Inc, the leading mobile chipmaker, posted higher fiscal second-quarter revenue but missed analysts' expectations as it faces a smartphone market that is losing steam and shifting to China. The chipmaker on Wednesday reported second-quarter revenue of $6.37 billion, up 4 percent from the year-ago period.