Applied Materials is paying $4.9 billion in cash to buy Varian because when it comes to making the equipment that makes the chips, Varian does something very technical for clients that Applied Materials no longer does.
Stocks closed mostly flat Wednesday after an up-and-down day punctuated by negative economic news and a lowered growth forecast by the Federal Reserve.
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Stocks climbed into positive territory at the halfway point Wendesday, led by technology, after Intel's strong earnings and outlook. Financials were mostly lower.
U.S. stock index futures were higher ahead of the open Wednesday, thanks in part to better-than-expected earnings from Intel, suggesting the major averages could extend their winning streak to a seventh consecutive session.
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Technology bellwether Cisco reported earnings and sales on Wednesday that topped analysts’ expectations. Does this signal better news for the rest of the sector? David Eiswert, vices president and portfolio manager at T. Rowe Price Associates shared his favorite tech plays.
Intel's report was blockbuster, plain and simple, and the key takeaway is that the news isn't merely "less bad," but finally "good
After-hours National Semiconductor posted stronger-than-expected results yet shares fell. Don't make a move until you've seen our interview with company CEO Brian Halla.
In the after hours, traders were trying to get a handle on Morgan Stanley’s future after learning that CEO John Mack is stepping down.
Yesterday there were some analyst report circulating that Intel spacer was unlikely to be overly optimistic because the PC food chain was weakening, that recent orders out of Taiwan were weak.
Twice each year, Standard and Poor's runs a stock screen, designed to find stocks that Warren Buffett might find attractive based on his general investment philosophy. The new list has just been released. Guess what well-known name is missing this time around. (Pay no attention to the picture on the left.)
Geert-Jan Nikken at Rabobank sees plenty of upside for stocks from semiconductors and multimedia companies.
Dutch chip equipment maker ASML reported an anticipated recovery of fourth-quarter unit orders on Wednesday, but the order value fell unexpectedly from the third quarter due tomix effects.
Dutch chip equipment maker ASML reported its lowest order quarterly intake in two years as overcapacity and falling prices for memory chips depressed demand, but predicted a rebound ahead.
Dutch chip equipment maker ASML said on Thursday it will return about 960 million euros ($1.3 billion) to shareholders in combination with a reverse stock split to optimize its capital structure.