• *Expects 2nd- qtr adjusted profit/shr $0.59 vs est $0.57. *Expects 2nd- qtr revenue $470 mln vs est $460.5 mln. Jan 16- Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc reported a 44 percent jump in quarterly profit, helped by increased demand for its analog chips used to connect machines and devices to the Internet, and forecast second-quarter profit above estimates.

  • *Ericsson shares have underperformed sector. SAN FRANCISCO/ STOCKHOLM, Jan 15- Microsoft Corp is considering Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reported, citing sources briefed on the software giant's executive search.

  • Microsoft pondering Ericsson CEO for top job: Report Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 5:26 AM ET

    Microsoft is considering Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg as a possible successor for CEO, Bloomberg cited sources on Wednesday.

  • *Operating profit at 28.6 bln to 29.4 bln yuan vs 2012' s audited 19.96 billion yuan. *2013 revenue 238 bln yuan to 240 bln yuan, up 8 percent, boosted by smartphones.

  • *Operating profit at 28.6 bln to 29.4 bln yuan vs 2012' s audited 19.96 billion yuan. BEIJING, Jan 15- Huawei Technologies Co Ltd posted an over 40 percent rise in annual operating profit as the Chinese telecom equipment maker expanded its presence in emerging markets, countering reduced revenue growth hit by accusations of cyber-espionage.

  • BEIJING, Jan 15- China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world's second-largest telecommunication equipment maker, on Wednesday said revenue likely rose last year by around 8 percent, less than its target of 10 percent.

  • *JPMorgan puts global company cash pile at over $5 trln. They spent nearly $3 trillion on buybacks globally since 2008, Thomson Reuters data shows, a rise of more than $150 billion from the 2002-2007 period. European M&A is down nearly a quarter on last year to $511 billion, according to Thomson Reuters data.

  • China opens door to Apple with 4G mobile licences Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 7:12 PM ET

    China has opened up its mobile broadband market after granting 4G licences to the country's three main telecom companies. The FT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 3- The heads of two U.S. Senate committees overseeing national security have expressed concern to the Obama administration over a recent network supply deal between China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and Washington ally South Korea.

  • SINGAPORE, Nov 14- U.S. technology companies including Cisco Systems Inc and IBM Corp are facing unprecedented difficulties selling their goods and services in China, as fallout from the U.S. spying scandal starts to take a toll.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 8- Alcatel-Lucent is exploring the sale of a division that sells switches and communications gear to corporate clients, part of the French company's efforts to shed 1 billion euros worth of assets by 2015, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • PARIS, Nov 4- Loss-making telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent plans to raise 955 million euros from shareholders and $750 million from a high-yield bond to cut debt and drive what its boss has called a last-ditch effort to save the group.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31- The group that owns thousands of former Nortel patents filed a barrage of patent lawsuits on Thursday against cell phone manufacturers including Google, the company it outbid in the Nortel bankruptcy auction. Google is accused of infringing seven patents.

  • *CEO Michel Combes says trying to save Alcatel. PARIS, Oct 31- Telecom equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent posted higher revenues and a narrower loss in the third quarter helped by double-digit growth in the highly profitable U.S. market as it raced to cut costs to survive.

  • *CEO Michel Combes says trying to save Alcatel. Alcatel-Lucent Chief Executive Michel Combes, who took the helm in April, is seeking to streamline the group to focus on high-speed mobile and fixed broadband products, while slashing the staff by 10,000 to save 1 billion euros by 2015..

  • HELSINKI, Oct 29- Nokia predicted a more profitable future for its NSN networks equipment and software unit on Tuesday, raising hopes for growth in what will be the Finnish firm's main business after its former flagship phones division is sold to Microsoft in the new year.

  • STOCKHOLM, Oct 24- Ericsson's turnaround drive was thrown into doubt on Thursday as the world's biggest mobile networks maker missed third-quarter profit forecasts and said sales were coming under pressure in the United States and Japan.

  • *Ericsson, Gemalto fall as Q3 results disappoint. LONDON, Oct 24- Mining and auto stocks lifted European shares on Thursday after encouraging manufacturing data from big consumer China, but mixed earnings from companies trading on high valuations capped gains.

  • Ericsson shares slump 6% as US slowdown weighs Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 6:23 AM ET

    Mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson - the world number one mobile network equipment maker - posted third-quarter operating profit below expectations on Thursday.

  • LONDON, Oct 24- Miners led a rebound in European shares early on Thursday driven by better-than-expected manufacturing data from China, the world's largest consumer of raw materials. Mining shares rose 0.9 percent after the flash Markit/HSBC Purchasing Managers Index for China hit a seven-month high.

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