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BRUSSELS/ FRANKFURT, July 16- European Union antitrust regulators are investigating whether one of the world's biggest chipmakers, Qualcomm, uses illegal tactics to shut out rivals, six years after slapping a record 1 billion euro fine on Intel for a similar offence. Qualcomm has been feeling the heat from regulators in Europe, the United States, China, Japan and...
*China slowdown fears have dragged commodities towards 2015 lows. July 7- U.S. stocks ended higher after a choppy session on Tuesday, as a rebound in U.S. oil prices helped offset concerns about a slowdown in China and the Greek debt crisis. "The decline in oil ended," said Stephen Massocca, Chief Investment Officer at Wedbush Equity Management LLC in San Francisco.
*China slowdown fears drag commodities towards 2015 lows. July 7- U.S. stocks reversed early losses and moved higher in choppy trade on Tuesday, as a rebound in U.S. oil prices offset concerns of a slowdown in China and the Greek debt crisis. Oil markets have been keeping a close eye on negotiations between Iran and six major powers over a nuclear deal.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 7- When it comes to dashboard displays that are more like smart phones, two things are clear: Customers want them, and automakers are intent on supplying them. "I think they raise serious public safety questions," said Joe Simitian, the former California lawmaker who spearheaded the state's laws on phone use while driving. "You can't be looking at a...
SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI, June 9- Chip companies are merging, signing $66 billion worth of deals this year alone in preparation for an explosion of demand from all walks of life as the next technological revolution takes hold: the Internet of Things. Last month saw the biggest-ever chip merger with Avago Technologies Ltd agreeing to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion.
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Graphics processor maker Nvidia remains best known for powering video games rather than playing with tech titans like Google and potentially Apple.
*Car companies use Nvidia's "supercomputer on a chip". DETROIT, May 14- It took Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia Corp the better part of a decade to gain acceptance as a global automotive supplier, a lesson for other technology firms hoping to make a similar transition from consumer electronics to car components. Nvidia had a thriving business in supplying...
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BRUSSELS, May 8- EU antitrust regulators are asking Qualcomm's rivals how the U.S. chipmaker's business practices and the way it licenses its products affect them, as part of an investigation begun seven months ago, a document seen by Reuters showed. Qualcomm has been feeling the regulatory heat in Europe, the United States, China, Japan and South Korea in recent...
*Unemployment rate falls to lowest since May 2008. May 8- Wall Street futures extended their gains on Friday after data showed U.S. job growth rebounded last month and the unemployment rate dropped, signs of a pick-up in the economy that could keep the Federal Reserve on track to hike interest rates this year. "This is more evidence that the economy is expanding...
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May 7- Nvidia Corp forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the second quarter, weighed down by lower demand for its graphic processor units due to a fall in personal computer sales and a strong dollar. A strong dollar, which has risen about 9 percent against a basket of major currencies, also contributed to Nvidia's weak results and forecast.
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May 7- Nvidia Corp forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the second quarter, weighed down by lower demand for its graphic processor units due to a fall in personal computer sales and a stronger dollar. Nvidia, which competes with Advanced Micro Devices Inc and Intel Corp, forecast second-quarter revenue of $1.01 billion, plus or minus two percent, below the...
May 7- Nvidia Corp posted a 4.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as the graphics-chip maker moves beyond supplying chips for personal computers to focus on processors for cars and cloud computing. Nvidia's net income fell to $134 million, or 24 cents per share, for the first quarter ended April 26, from $137 million, or 24 cents per share, a year earlier.
May 5- Nvidia Corp said it would wind down its Icera modem operations, and was open to a sale of the technology or operations. Nvidia said it expects to partner with third-party modem suppliers, and will no longer develop its own. The company completed the acquisition of Icera Inc for $352.2 million in June 2011.
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