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  • TAIPEI, July 27- Taiwan stocks rose on Wednesday, led by gains in TSMC, Hon Hai Precision and other Apple Inc suppliers after the U.S. company sold more iPhones than expected in the third quarter. Hon Hai rose 0.7 percent and Largan Precision climbed 1.6 percent. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.054 to T $32.160 per U.S. dollar.

  • MILPITAS, Calif. _ Nanometrics Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $6 million. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. Nanometrics shares have risen 50 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • BENGALURU/ DETROIT, July 26- A rift between Tesla Motors Inc and key supplier Mobileye NV sent down shares of the Israeli maker of chips for the electric vehicle maker's semi-automated Autopilot system and fanned debate on self-driving vehicle technology. Mobileye shares, which have been wildly popular with institutional and tech investors, were down 7.7...

  • BENGALURU/ DETROIT, July 26- A widening rift between electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc and Mobileye NV sent shares of the Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software plunging on Tuesday and fanned debate on self-driving vehicle technology. Mobileye shares, which have been wildly popular with institutional and tech investors, were down 9...

  • BENGALURU/ DETROIT, July 26- A widening rift between electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc and Mobileye NV sent shares of the Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software plunging on Tuesday and fanned debate on self-driving vehicle technology. Mobileye shares, which have been wildly popular with institutional and tech investors, were down 10.7...

  • Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments delivered strong Q2 earnings but stock multiples are too high compared to its competitors, explains Nomura Securities' Romit Shah.

  • TAIPEI, July 25- Taiwan stocks retreated from more-than-one-year highs on Monday as investors took profits on recent winners such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. As of 0258 GMT, the main index fell 0.6 percent at 8,954.58 points. It reached as high as 9,085.91 earlier in the session, an intraday level not seen since July 2015.

  • Qualcomm Earnings

    Qualcomm is likely to see upside in the next few quarters because of its cost-cutting measures and its new high-end chip, says Charter Equity Research's Edward Snyder.

  • July 20- Qualcomm Inc forecast current-quarter profit largely above market estimates as demand for its mobile chips rose and the company made progress with its licensees in China. "Our chipset business is also benefiting from a strong new product ramp across tiers, particularly with fast-growing OEMs in China," Chief Executive Steve Mollenkopf said in a...

  • Wall Street set to follow suit. Wall Street looked set to open higher, according to index futures. The tech sector has been in focus this week since Japan's Softbank agreed to buy Britain's chip designer ARM for $32 billion.

  • Simon Segars, chief executive officer of ARM Holdings Plc,

    So just what will SoftBank do with ARM? It's likely to be business as usual, for now. Recode reports.

  • TAIPEI, July 15- Taiwan stocks rose to a one-year high on Friday as investor sentiment was bolstered by record highs on Wall Street.. As of 0214 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 0.8 percent at 8,937.05, a level not seen since July 2015. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.133 to T $31.940 per U.S. dollar, its strongest level since August 2015.

  • FRANKFURT, July 14- German chipmaker Infineon Technologies has agreed to buy Wolfspeed Power and RF for $850 million from U.S. company Cree, betting on new energy efficient chips it expects will dominate the market in the next decade. These silicon carbide chips are expected to gradually replace conventional chips in the coming years and will be in demand for...

  • BRIEF-TSMC GUIDES Q3 REVENUE T $254 BLN-T $257 BLN, 2016 CAPEX. July 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. *Guides 2016 capex slightly higher $9.5 bln- $10.5 bln.

  • BRIEF-TSMC SAYS Q2 NET PROFIT T $72.51 BLN@. July 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. *Says Q2 net profit is T $72.51 billion.

  • TAIPEI, July 14- Taiwan stocks rose on Thursday, with tech heavyweight TSMC in focus ahead of its quarterly results later in the day. Taiwan stocks had touched a nearly four-month high earlier this week, tracking gains on Wall Street and other regional bourses. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.083 to T $32.100 per U.S. dollar, hovering at its highest level since August...

  • TSMC Earnings

    TSMC is expected to report strong Q2 earnings and provide even more upbeat Q3 guidance, with a new iPhone coming up, says Daiwa Capital Markets's Rick Hsu.

  • TAIPEI, July 13- Taiwan stocks fell on Wednesday as investors took profit after stocks hit a nearly four-month high in the previous session, with tech heavyweights such as TSMC leading the fall. As of 0447 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 0.04 percent at 8,837.89 points. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.04 to T $32.180 per U.S. dollar.

  • *Q2 operating profit likely $7 bln, highest since Q1 2014. SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than 2 years as Galaxy S7 smartphone sales propelled mobile earnings. The world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips said its...

  • SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than 2 years as Galaxy S7 smartphone sales propelled mobile earnings. The world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips said in a regulatory filing its April-June profit was likely 8.1...