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Aug 15- Chip gear maker Applied Materials said it expects foundry customers to hold back spending in the current quarter as they switch to making smaller chips.
Aug 15- Applied Materials, which makes equipment used to manufacture chips, forecast quarterly results below market estimates after third-quarter results missed analysts' expectation as demand fell from the company's foundry customers.
Aug 15- Applied Materials reported lower quarterly revenue because of a fall in demand for its equipment used in manufacturing chips. Net income fell to $168 million, or 14 cents per share, in the third quarter, from $218 million, or 17 cents per share, a year earlier.
With an advantage in chips in the stagnant PC market, Intel is looking to gain a bigger footing in the mobile and tablet market, as Samsung commits to using Intel processors in an Android tablet.
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Samsung starts gaining market share, hurting Apple Inc's margins and stock price and threatening its reign as the king of cool in consumer electronics.
Something interesting is happening: Individual stocks are moving on earnings without dramatically affecting their sectors.
Mehdi Hosseini, Senior Analyst at Susquehanna Financial Group expects TSMC's revenue guidance for 2013 to decline by 5-6%.
BANGKOK-- World stock markets fell Friday ahead of the U.S. government's estimate of economic growth in the latest quarter, which is expected to show improvement but not enough to jolt the global economy out of its doldrums. Europe's debt crisis has added to headwinds while emerging powerhouses such as China have also slowed.
THE OFFER: ASML Holding NV, the Dutch chip-making equipment supplier, bid $2.55 billion for California company Cymer Inc.. THE ACQUIRER: ASML uses such beams in machines to trace out the circuits of computer chips. Its customers include Intel, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, all of whom own stakes in ASML.
AMSTERDAM-- ASML Holding NV, the biggest supplier of equipment to semiconductor manufacturers, has offered to buy Cymer Inc. of the U.S. for around $2.55 billion in cash and shares.
TAIPEI, Oct 9- TSMC, the world's biggest contract chip maker, said on Tuesday that unconsolidated sales in September rose 30.3 percent from a year earlier, though they fell back from August.
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Nicolas Baratte, Regional Head of Technology Research at CLSA says that demand for smart-phones will push TSMC ahead of its peers.
An international trade on the smartphone space ahead of Apple's earnings, with Tim Seymour, Triogem Asset Management.
Jeffrey Toder, Head of Asia Technology Research, RBS discusses investment opportunities in the Asian chip space.
Semiconductor stocks such as Intel, Texas Instruments, Xilinx, Analog Devices, and ON Semiconductor could see further upside, according to JPMorgan, which believes the PC market may be growing faster-than-expected.
If you missed out on Apple and Google rallies, don’t get down. You’ll get a chance to ride the next tech boom in emerging markets, Ron Shah, founder and portfolio manager at Jina Ventures, told CNBC.
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Tim Beyers, Analyst, The Motley Fool believes that TSMC will grow because of their strong balance sheet and ability to invest.