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  • Microchip Tech tops 3Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 4:41 PM ET

    CHANDLER, Ariz. _ Microchip Technology Inc. on Wednesday reported fiscal third-quarter earnings of $61.2 million. For the current quarter ending in March, Microchip Tech expects its per-share earnings to range from 65 cents to 69 cents. Microchip Tech shares have decreased 9 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has...

  • Feb 3- Activist investor Starboard Value LP disclosed a stake of about 7 percent in Marvell Technology Group on Wednesday, saying the U.S. chipmaker's shares were "undervalued". Starboard said on Wednesday it would retain Rick Hill, Oleg Khaykin and Jeff McCreary- executives from the semiconductor industry- as advisers in connection with its investment in the...

  • Starboard discloses 7% stake in Marvell Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 8:40 AM ET
    A Marvell Technology Group Ltd. flag flies outside the company's headquarters building in Santa Clara, California.

    Starboard Value disclosed a 7 percent stake in chipmaker Marvell Technology on Wednesday, saying it believed that the shares were "undervalued."

  • UPDATE 1-Starboard discloses 7 pct stake in Marvell Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 8:29 AM ET

    Feb 3- Activist investor Starboard Value LP disclosed a stake of about 7 percent in Marvell Technology Group on Wednesday, saying the chipmaker's shares were "undervalued." Starboard said it would retain Rick Hill, Oleg Khaykin and Jeff McCreary- executives from the semiconductor industry- as advisers in connection with its investment in the company.

  • Starboard discloses 7 pct stake in Marvell Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:38 AM ET

    Starboard said it would retain Rick Hill, Oleg Khaykin and Jeff McCreary, executives from the semiconductor industry, as advisers in connection with its investment in the company.

  • Nanometrics reports 4Q loss Tuesday, 2 Feb 2016 | 5:27 PM ET

    MILPITAS, Calif. _ Nanometrics Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $1.8 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 6 cents per share. Nanometrics shares have dropped 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Fairchild Semiconductor posts 4Q loss Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 8:49 AM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $7.1 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Fairchild Semiconductor shares have decreased 2.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Cypress reports 4Q loss Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 8:35 AM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Cypress Semiconductor Corp. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $77.3 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 13 cents per share. Seven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $445.2 million.

  • *Q4 operating profit $5.1 bln, in line with guidance. SEOUL, Jan 28- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday warned of possible weaker earnings this year due to softer sales of gadgets such as smartphones, a trend that is also hurting rival Apple Inc and major chipmakers. Revenue rose 1.1 percent to 53.3 trillion won, slightly better than the 53 trillion won...

  • SEOUL, Jan 28- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday warned of possible weaker earnings this year compared with 2015 due to softer sales of gadgets such as smartphones, a trend that is also hurting rival Apple Inc and major chipmakers. Samsung said its October-December operating profit was 6.1 trillion won, compared with 6.1 trillion won it guided...

  • *Taiwan suppliers warn weak orders, lower Q1 revenue. TAIPEI, Jan 22- Some of Apple Inc's main Asian suppliers expect revenues and orders to drop this quarter, indicating iPhone sales are almost certain to post their first annual decline since the flagship product was launched almost a decade ago. The forecasts of lacklustre sales by companies including Taiwan...

  • *Dialog will receive $137.3 mln breakup fee. FRANKFURT, Jan 15- Shares in Dialog Semiconductor Plc rose as much as 9 percent on Friday after it said it would not enter a bidding war for U.S. chipmaker Atmel Corp. By 0845 GMT Dialog shares were up 3 percent at 27.78 euros after rising as much as 9 percent.

  • *2016 capex likely $9 bln to $10 bln. Demand for high-end smartphones has started the year weak, while in other segments there are already signs of upward demand momentum in emerging markets including China, the world's biggest for smartphones, TSMC said. Last year's total capex of $8.12 billion came as a slump in the global technology sector and slowing economic...

  • TAIPEI, Jan 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd on Thursday estimated capital expenditure for this year of $9 billion to $10 billion, at least 10 percent more than the four-year low of 2015.. Last year's total of $8.12 billion came as a slump in the global technology sector and slowing economic growth in China, the world's largest smartphone market,...

  • SEOUL, Jan 14- Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will become the sole manufacturer of its new flagship mobile chip, a major boost for the South Korean tech giant as it vies for deals with bigger rival TSMC. The deal, which some analysts estimate is worth over $1 billion, comes as Samsung, a major Apple Inc supplier, is heading into another profit...

  • BRIEF-TSMC SAYS Q4 NET PROFIT T $72.84 BLN@. Jan 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd:. *Says Q4 net profit T $72.84 billion.

  • *Ceva up against car safety leaders such as Mobileye, NXP. TEL AVIV, Jan 6- Israeli chip designer Ceva Inc has set its sights on the rapidly growing market for automotive safety technology as it seeks to diversify beyond processors used in mobile phones. Ceva already licenses its designs to chipmakers such as Intel and Samsung, who embed its digital signal...

  • Microchip prepares binding offer for Atmel -sources Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 3:53 PM ET

    Jan 4- Microchip Technology Inc is planning to submit a binding offer for Atmel Corp by early next week, according to people familiar with the matter, challenging Atmel's planned merger with Dialog Semiconductor Plc. Semiconductor manufacturers Microchip and Atmel have made some progress in their merger negotiations, though the talks could still fall apart,...

  • SEOUL, Jan 4- South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it expects a difficult business environment in 2016 due to weak global economic conditions and heightened competition in key businesses including memory chips and smartphones. "Negative impact from weak demand and falling sales prices for semiconductor and liquid crystal display...

  • Taiwan stocks steady before holidays; blue-chips up Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 9:12 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Dec 28- Taiwan stocks rose in quiet trading on Monday before the New Year holidays, with shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co leading other blue-chips higher. Among the most actively traded stocks, TSMC, the world's top contract chip maker, rose 0.4 percent while Mediatek, Taiwan's biggest chip design house, jumped 1.4 percent.