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  • TAIPEI/ HONG KONG, Oct 30- Chinese state-backed technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd is buying a 25 percent stake in Powertech Technology Inc for $600 million, becoming the largest shareholder in the Taiwanese chip packaging and testing company. "We believe Powertech, with its ability in the assembly and testing industry, will be an important member...

  • Oct 21- Semiconductor equipment maker Lam Research said it agreed to buy rival KLA-Tencor Corp in a cash and stock deal valued at about $10.6 billion. KLA-Tencor stockholders will be entitled to elect to receive $32 in cash and 0.5 of a share of Lam Research's common stock, in all-cash, all-stock, or mixed consideration, the company said in a statement.

  • Chip equipment maker Aixtron, car parts supplier Leoni, construction machinery maker Wacker Neuson and fashion house Hugo Boss lowered expectations, all blaming developments in emerging markets and particularly in China. "We can't exclude that other bigger companies will lower their outlook because of China," said Heino Ruland a equity strategist at...

  • Intel shares swing after earnings beat Tuesday, 13 Oct 2015 | 4:51 PM ET

    Intel delivered an earnings beat that initially sent stock higher on Tuesday after the bell. Shares were later in the red.

  • The PC market showing signs of stabilizing Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 | 11:17 AM ET
    A visitor tries out Microsoft Corp.'s Windows 10 operating system on the Surface 3 tablet device during a launch event in Tokyo, Japan.

    After years of shrinking, the market for personal computers seems to be strengthening.

  • How bad is the PC market? Watch Intel's earnings Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    A customer looks at computers at a Best Buy store in Northbrook, Ill.

    When Intel reports earnings after the bell Tuesday, investors will have a better sense of where the PC market is headed.

  • ASML shares hit record after topping forecasts Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 12:11 PM ET
    Employees inspect semiconductor chips on the production line at the Hana Microelectronics plant at the Hi-Tech Industrial Estate in Thailand.

    ASML Holding reported forecast-beating results on the back of stronger-than-expected demand from memory chip makers, sending its shares to a new high.

  • Can Intel keep moving higher in the new year? Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 11:13 AM ET
    Attendees look over Ultrabook computers at the Intel Corp. booth the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    A bet on Intel is a bet on the PC, and investors who wagered correctly on the company enjoyed big gains in 2014.

  • Intel to launch 20 Chromebooks by end of 2014 Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    The chipmaker unveiled a new line of laptops that run on the Chrome operating system.

  • AMAT-Tokyo Electron merger is positive for both: Pro Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 11:51 PM ET
    AMAT-Tokyo Electron Merger is positive for both - Pro

    David Rubenstein, Senior Analyst at Advanced Research Japan, discusses what a merger between AMAT and Tokyo Electron would mean for their rivals.

  • India lures chipmakers, says IBM is interested Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Microprocessor wafer

    Two consortiums, including IBM and STMicroelectronics, have proposed building semiconductor wafer plants in India costing a total of $8 billion.

  • Jim Cramer: Tech Titan Should Break-Up Monday, 13 May 2013 | 6:43 PM ET

    Cramer thinks the best way to unlock shareholder value is for this chip maker to break apart.

  • Ultratech's Aims to Double Singapore Revenue Capacity

    Arthur Zafiropoulo, Chairman and CEO, Ultratech talks about the company's second time expanding in Singapore and its goal to double revenue capacity in the city-state.

  • Qualcomm Earnings, a Beat & a Raise Wednesday, 1 Feb 2012 | 5:41 PM ET
    Qualcomm Earnings, a Beat & a Raise

    What's the trade on Qualcomm's strong numbers? The Fast Money traders, weighs in.