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  • Gap Inc., up 73 cents to $18.01. Applied Materials Inc., up $2.75 to $22.66. Interoil Corp., up $11.92 to $43.57.

  • "In the display area, customers are moving to OLED, particularly in mobile, and that increases our total available market by a factor of three," Chief Executive Gary Dickerson told Reuters. For the third quarter, net sales in the display business, which makes products used to manufacture LCD and OLED screens, are expected be up by 70-90 percent to about $300 million,...

  • "In the display area, customers are moving to OLED, particularly in mobile, and that increases our total available market by a factor of three," Chief Executive Gary Dickerson told Reuters. For the third quarter, net sales in the display business, which makes products used to manufacture LCD and OLED screens, are expected be up by 70-90 percent to about $300 million,...

  • TAIPEI, May 13- Taiwan stocks extended losses to hit fresh 3- month lows on Friday, tracking declines in some other regional bourses, with heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co trading lower. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.069 to T $32.611 per U.S. dollar. Asian shares got off on the back foot on Friday, with MSCI's broadest index of...

  • TAIPEI, May 10- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday, extending a two-week losing streak, as poor April export data weighed on technology exporters such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Taiwan's exports fell for the 15th straight month in April, denting hopes of a recovery in the island's economy and cementing expectations of further central bank interest...

  • TAIPEI, May 9- Taiwan stocks fell in cautious sentiment on Monday ahead of the release of April export data, which is expected to have contracted for the 15th straight month year on year due to weak global demand. As of 0139 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 0.1 percent at 8,136.97 points. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.019 to T $32.393 per U.S. dollar.

  • *Says integration of Freescale going well. The company, which completed its nearly $12 billion acquisition of Freescale last year, told investors it expects to outperform its peers until 2019 by growing at a compound annual rate of between 5 and 7 percent. The world's top maker of automotive electronics had earlier said it expected Freescale to be accretive to...

  • April 28- Chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp said it agreed to buy Broadcom Ltd's Internet of Things business and related assets for $550 million in cash. The deal is expected to close in the third calendar quarter and will help Cypress gain share in consumer IoT market, which includes wearable electronics and home automation. Separately, Cypress said Chief...

  • TAIPEI, April 28- Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday as Apple Inc's suppliers mostly fell for the second day after the iPhone maker's first-ever fall in smartphone sales wiped off about $36 billion in market value, evoking talk of "peak iPhone." As of 0423 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 1.1 percent, to 8,473.49, after closing at 8,563.05 in the previous session.

  • April 27- Data storage products maker SanDisk Corp's quarterly revenue rose 2.5 percent, reversing a decline of four quarters, helped by strong sales of chips used in solid state drives and USB flash drives. The company's net income rose to $78.4 million, or 37 cents per share, in the first quarter ended April 3 from $39 million, or 17 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • April 27- Marvell Technology Group reached an agreement with Starboard Value LP on Wednesday, saying it will add three new directors nominated by the activist hedge fund, which has agitated for changes at the company since early this year. Starboard announced its stake in February, saying then it had retained semiconductor veterans Rick Hill, Oleg Khaykin and...

  • TAIPEI, April 27- Taiwan stocks fell on Wednesday tracking other regional bourses lower, pressured by major suppliers of Apple Inc after the iPhone maker reported its first-ever decline in iPhone sales and first revenue drop in over a decade. As of 0123 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 0.2 percent, to 8,561.01, after closing at 8,581.57 in the previous session.

  • *Chip profits to fall, but firm better off than rivals- analysts. SEOUL, April 27- Gloom may be settling over much of the world's semiconductor industry but Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to cope better than most due to its strong technological edge, enabling it to boost market share for some key products and possibly even lift revenue.

  • *Q1 operating profit $489 million, lowest since Q1 2013. SEOUL, April 26- South Korean memory chip maker SK Hynix Inc on Tuesday said its first-quarter operating profit fell 65 percent from a year earlier to its lowest in 3 years, hit by faltering demand for consumer electronics such as smartphones. SK Hynix said in a regulatory filing its January-March operating...

  • SEOUL, April 26- South Korean memory chip maker SK Hynix Inc on Tuesday said its first-quarter operating profit fell 65 percent from a year earlier to its lowest in 3 years, hit by faltering demand for consumer electronics. SK Hynix, in a regulatory filing, said January-March operating profit was 562 billion won, compared with a 559 billion won profit tipped by a...

  • MILAN/ LONDON, April 20- European shares retreated from three-month highs on Wednesday as oil prices fell, but the losses were limited by some solid earning updates, including those of UK chip maker ARM. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.3 percent by 0952 GMT after rising 1.5 percent the day before, when it reached its highest since early January.

  • April 19- Intel Corp said on Tuesday it would cut 12,000 jobs globally, or 11 percent of its workforce, as it refocuses its business towards making microchips that power data centers and Internet connected devices and away from the declining personal computer industry it helped found. Intel's shares were down 2.6 percent at $30.78 in extended trading.

  • TAIPEI, April 19- Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday, tracking gains in overseas markets, but bargain-hunting investors may turn cautious ahead of March export orders data scheduled to be released on Wednesday. Orders for Taiwan's exports are forecast to have slumped for the 12th month in a row in March, reinforcing a gloomy outlook for the island's economy and...

  • TOKYO, April 18- Japanese automotive chipmaker Renesas Electronics said on Monday aftershocks were keeping it from installing replacement equipment at a quake-hit plant, raising the prospect of delays for the global supply chain for automakers. Renesas holds 10.5 percent of a $30 billion market for chips that are used throughout vehicles, in critical areas...

  • *Toyota, Sony keep plant operations suspended after Japan quake. TOKYO, April 17- Toyota Motor Corp said on Sunday it would suspend production at plants across Japan after earthquakes in the country's south disrupted the automaker's supply chain, while other manufacturers extended stoppages due to damaged factories. Toyota said it would suspend operations...