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  • Freescale Semiconductor posts 2Q profit Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 5:36 PM ET

    HAMILTON, Bermuda _ Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $122 million. For the current quarter ending in September, Freescale Semiconductor expects its per-share earnings to range from 47 cents to 51 cents. Freescale Semiconductor shares have risen 52 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Cypress reports 2Q loss Thursday, 23 Jul 2015 | 8:51 AM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Cypress Semiconductor Corp. on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $90.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $486.8 million.

  • 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...

  • July 16- Intel Corp's move to delay the launch of its next generation chip technology to 2017 may see the company lose ground to rivals Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd. Intel's shares opened 2.7 percent higher on Thursday it lowered its 2015 capex forecast for a second time, and at least five analysts raised their share...

  • Fairchild Semiconductor posts 2Q loss Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 7:39 AM ET

    SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $900,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. For the current quarter ending in September, Fairchild Semiconductor said it expects revenue in the range of $355 million to $375 million. Fairchild Semiconductor shares have fallen...

  • TSMC Q3 outlook dragged down by macroeconomic weakness Thursday, 16 Jul 2015 | 4:58 AM ET

    TAIPEI, July 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd, the world's No.1 contract chipmaker, said macroeconomic headwinds will dampen its prospects in the third quarter, even if its main client Apple Inc releases a new iPhone. This is largely due to weak demand in emerging markets, particularly China, for inexpensive smartphones. Pricey new iPhones and...

  • BRIEF-TSMC Q2 NET PROFIT T $79.42 BLN, BEATS F'CAST, UP 33 PCT. July 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. *TSMC says Q2 net profit T $79.42 billion.

  • Senator John McCain on Wednesday raised concerns about the potential national security implications of a proposed bid by China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd's to acquire U.S. chip maker Micron Technology Inc, and called for a thorough U.S. review. "I am concerned by the potential national security implications of a planned bid by a Chinese state-owned enterprise...

  • July 14- China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd would need to pay as much as $38 billion to buy Micron Technology Inc, analysts said- assuming that the U.S. government approved the purchase of last U.S. maker of dynamic random access memory chips. China has been expressing strong interest in building up its domestic chip industry, and buying Micron would be a major coup.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 6- Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China pose a risk to major chipmakers such as Qualcomm Inc that derive a big portion of their sales from the world's second-largest economy. Consumer electronics giant Apple Inc could also be vulnerable- 17 percent of the company's overall revenue last fiscal year came from China, and in the...

  • Engineers create wood-based electronics circuits Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    A file photo of a semiconductor wafer.

    A computer chip made out of wood pulp is flexible, transparent and biodegradable, and can be used in wearables and "smart" textiles.