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Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

  • TOKYO, July 20- Japan's exports rose for a seventh straight month in June led by shipments of cars and electronics, an indication external demand continues to support a gradual economic recovery and backing the central bank's upbeat economic view. Ministry of Finance data showed on Thursday that exports grew 9.7 percent year-on-year in June, versus a 9.5...

  • AMSTERDAM, July 19- Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML said on Wednesday its sales in the second quarter rose to 2.1 billion euros, beating estimates due to strong demand from manufacturers of memory chips. ASML in April said it expected sales between 1.9 billion and 2 billion euros in the second quarter. ASML received net bookings of 2.4 billion euros in...

  • TOKYO, July 19- Toshiba Corp said it resumed blocking access by Western Digital Corp to data at their memory chip joint venture, amid a feud over the Japanese company's planned auction of the chip business. Toshiba is counting on the sale of the chip business to cover billions of dollars in cost overruns at its now bankrupt U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, while...

  • TOKYO, July 18- Western Digital Corp's top executive is in Japan to meet government officials, aiming to resolve a dispute with Toshiba Corp over the Japanese company's planned sale of its chip business, sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. In June, Toshiba announced its preferred bidder was a group made up of Japanese-government backed funds, Bain...

  • TOKYO, July 18- Toshiba Corp shares rose more than 8 percent on Tuesday after a U.S. judge postponed its decision in Western Digital Corp's bid to temporarily block the Japanese company from selling its flash memory business in an $18 billion deal. Western Digital, which is also bidding for the prized unit, sued Toshiba in San Francisco County Superior Court in...

  • July 14- A U.S. judge did not reach a decision Friday in Western Digital Corp's bid to temporarily block Toshiba Corp from selling its flash memory business in an $18 billion deal. In late June, Toshiba announced that its preferred bidder was a group made up of Bain Capital, South Korean chip maker SK Hynix and Japanese-government backed banks that offered $18...

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  • *Q3 revenue seen in $8.12- $8.22 bln range vs $7.06 bln in Q2. TAIPEI, July 13- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing, the world's largest contract chipmaker and a key Apple supplier, forecast third-quarter revenue to rise after a traditionally weak second quarter that was also hit by unfavourable currency moves. TSMC, which has a market capitalisation that exceeds...

  • HSINCHU, Taiwan _ Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $2.19 billion. The Hsinchu, Taiwan- based company said it had net income of 42 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • *Q3 revenue seen at $8.12- $8.22 bln range vs $7.06 bln in Q2. TAIPEI, July 13- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker and a key Apple supplier, forecast third-quarter revenue to rise at least 15 percent from the last quarter due to new mobile devices-related product launches. Taiwan's most valuable company, which has a...

  • July 13- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co guides:. *Q3 revenue $8.12 billion- $8.22 billion. *Q3 gross margin 48.5 percent-50.5 percent.

  • TAIPEI, July 13- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker and a major supplier to Apple Inc, said its second-quarter net profit fell 8.6 percent from the same period a year ago as revenue also fell slightly. Net profit was T $66.27 billion for the April-June period, down from T $72.51 billion in the year-ago quarter.

  • BEIJING, July 12- The United States should not block Chinese acquisitions of U.S. semiconductor technologies, a leading state think-tank in Beijing said on Wednesday, as Washington heightens scrutiny of Chinese investments in the sector. In March China-backed buyout fund Canyon Bridge Capital Partners LLC resubmitted a $1.3 billion bid for U.S. chip firm...

  • SEOUL, July 12- SK Hynix Inc does not plan to abandon its aim to gain equity in Toshiba Corp's $18 billion memory chip business, the South Korean firm's chief executive said on Wednesday. CEO Park Sung- wook made the remarks to reporters on the sidelines of an industry event in South Korea, a spokesman for the company said. SK Hynix is part of a Japan- led consortium that...

  • July 11- Western Digital Corp won a temporary U.S. court order on Tuesday saying that Toshiba Corp must allow Western Digital's employees to access databases and chip samples as part of a joint venture with Toshiba between the two around flash memory chip plants in Japan. Western Digital sued Toshiba in San Francisco County Superior Court saying that its joint...

  • TOKYO, July 11- Toshiba Corp told its creditor banks it is in talks with Western Digital Corp and Taiwan's Foxconn over the $18 billion sale of its prized chip unit, banking sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Late last month, Toshiba picked a Japanese government-backed consortium as preferred bidder to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor...

  • On June 21, Toshiba said its preferred bidder was a consortium of Bain Capital and Japanese government investors offering $18 billion. But suitor Western Digital sued Toshiba in San Francisco County Superior Court for an injunction to stop the sale, arguing that a joint-venture it has with Toshiba at a plant in Japan means the chipmaker cannot sell without its...

  • On June 21, Toshiba said its preferred bidder was a consortium of Bain Capital and Japanese government investors offering $18 billion. But suitor Western Digital sued Toshiba in San Francisco County Superior Court for an injunction to stop the sale, arguing that a joint-venture it has with Toshiba at a plant in Japan means the chipmaker cannot sell without its...

  • TOKYO, July 7- As the $18 billion sale of Toshiba Corp's memory chip unit to a government-approved consortium falters, some bankers and potential investors are pressing the board to seriously consider alternatives, people with direct knowledge of the sale process said- including picking a new buyer. Those people say Toshiba's leadership is sticking to Plan A:...

  • *Q2 op profit likely $12.1 bln vs $11.3 bln analyst estimate. SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday estimated a record quarterly operating profit for April-June, propelled by a memory chip boom that analysts say will continue to pad margins for the rest of 2017.. The Apple Inc smartphone rival and global memory chip leader said...