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  • *SK Hynix says to build 2 new S.Korea plants by 2024. SEOUL, Aug 25- SK Hynix Inc, the world's No. 2 DRAM chip maker, on Tuesday said it plans to spend 31 trillion won to build two new chip plants in South Korea, aiming to update its production technologies to boost competitiveness. The memory chip industry has enjoyed robust profits in recent quarters, in part due to...

  • SEOUL, Aug 25- SK Hynix Inc, the world's No. 2 DRAM chip maker, on Tuesday said it plans to spend 31 trillion won to build two new chip plants in South Korea, aiming to update its production technologies to boost competitiveness. The firm, which competes with rivals including Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Micron Technology Inc and Toshiba Corp, said the plants would be...

  • Aug 17- Tech licensing company Rambus Inc said it would start selling chips under its own brand, a move aimed at reducing its dependence on income from litigation to defend its patents. Instead of manufacturing the chips itself, Rambus will hire specialists to make them, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, adding that commercial production would start...

  • Aug 17- Tech licensing company Rambus Inc said it would start selling semiconductor chips under its own brand, a move aimed at reducing its dependence on income from litigation to defend its patents.

  • Applied Materials revenue rises 9.9 pct Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 4:10 PM ET

    Aug 13- Applied Materials Inc reported a 9.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue as chipmakers spent more on technology used to make smartphones and memory chips. Net income rose to $329 million, or 27 cents per share, in the third quarter ended July 26, from $301 million, or 24 cents per share, a year earlier. Net sales rose to $2.49 billion from $2.27 billion.

  • Taiwan stocks rise; TSMC jumps on strong July sales Monday, 10 Aug 2015 | 9:34 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Aug 11- Taiwan stocks rose 1.3 percent on Tuesday as investor sentiment was bolstered by gains on Wall Street, with TSMC leading tech heavyweights higher after the world's top contract chip maker posted solid July sales results. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co jumped 3 percent, lifting the electronics subindex by 2 percent.

  • Sultans of shrink pack more chips into smart wearables Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 5:59 PM ET

    Packagers like Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc receive chips from manufacturers and prepare them for device assemblers by, for instance, encasing them in metal and resin. To serve this market, which researcher IDC expects to grow 173 percent to $17.1 billion in 2015, ASE and rivals like Taiwan's Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd and...

  • *Concerns about China's economy create uncertainty. FRANKFURT, July 30- Results from Europe's big chipmakers show business conditions have deteriorated quickly in previously healthy markets for auto electronics and industrial components, adding to concerns over the industry's traditional drivers- computers and phones. Europe's market leaders...

  • Taiwan stocks down, in line with regional bourses Sunday, 26 Jul 2015 | 10:03 PM ET

    TAIPEI, July 27- Taiwan stocks fell on Monday, in line with regional markets and Wall Street, ahead of a Federal Reserve rate meeting later this week. Leading chipmakers including world's No.1 chip packaging and testing firm Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc and memory chip maker Inotera Memories Inc led declines, falling 2.5 and 2.89 percent,...

  • Taiwan stocks inch up; Apple supplier shares rebound Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 9:32 PM ET

    TAIPEI, July 24- Taiwan stocks stabilised from recent losses on Friday, but the gains may be short-lived as investors stayed cautious about the economic and corporate earnings prospects of Taiwan and rest of the world. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and Largan Precision both added about 1 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.222 to T $31.230 per U.S....

  • TAIPEI, July 23- China's Tsinghua Holdings is still discussing a potential deal to buy U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology Inc and hopes it could eventually go through, the state-backed investment company's chairman told Reuters on Thursday. Sources told Reuters earlier this week that Micron has dismissed an informal $23 billion offer from Tsinghua Unigroup, a...

  • TAIPEI, July 23- China's Tsinghua Holdings is still discussing a potential deal to buy U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology Inc and hopes it could eventually go through, the state-backed investment company's chairman told Reuters on Thursday. Xu Jinghong, chairman of Tsinghua Holdings, parent company of Tsinghua Unigroup, said it has not received any directive...

  • Taiwan stocks fall; Apple suppliers down again Wednesday, 22 Jul 2015 | 9:29 PM ET

    TAIPEI, July 23- Taiwan stocks fell on Thursday, weighed by Apple Inc's suppliers for a second day after the iPhone maker's fourth-quarter revenue forecast fell short of estimates and it missed some targets for iPhone sales. Declines were led by Apple suppliers, including contract chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, which fell 1 percent, and...

  • *Gold slides 1 pct to 5- year low as investors pullback. In Europe, chip designer ARM Holdings, a major supplier, fell 6 percent and German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor tumbled 6.6 percent. Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Wunderlich Securities in New York, said there is concern regarding the lack of organic revenue growth and the strong dollar, which will...

  • Toshiba chiefs quit over $1.2B accounting scandal Tuesday, 21 Jul 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    Chief executive and vice-chairman resign in the wake of an independent report on the company's accounting scandal. But the stock has surged.

  • TAIPEI, July 21- Taiwan stocks edged up on Tuesday as investors remained cautious, with some tech exporters trading flat after the island's export orders fell for a third straight month in June. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's No.1 contract chip maker, added 0.7 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.142 to T $31.200 per U.S. dollar.

  • July 20- International Business Machines Corp's revenue fell for the 13th consecutive quarter and missed the average analyst estimate, as it continued to shed low-margin businesses and the strong dollar weighed on Big Blue's results. IBM is deep in transition, and has been selling businesses such as low-end servers, cash registers, and semiconductors to...

  • July 20- International Business Machines Corp reported its 13th consecutive fall in quarterly revenue on Monday, as it continued to shed low-margin businesses and the strong dollar weighed on Big Blue's results. IBM is deep in transition, and has been selling businesses such as low-end servers, cash registers, and semiconductors to focus on high-growth areas...

  • Taiwan stocks rise; tech heavyweights gain Sunday, 19 Jul 2015 | 9:38 PM ET

    TAIPEI, July 20- Taiwan stocks rose 0.3 percent on Monday, led higher by heavyweights such as TSMC as market sentiment was bolstered by gains in other regional bourses. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's top contract chip maker, jumped 0.7 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.195 to T $31.117 per U.S. dollar.

  • TAIPEI, July 17- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday as gains due to higher overseas markets and buying in chipmaker TSMC were offset by general caution ahead of the weekend. On Sunday, Taiwan's ruling party congress is set to meet to formally nominate its presidential candidate for the January 2016 vote amid discord among members on whether the only person to have...