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  • But are they enough?

  • Traders are buying large blocks of puts in Applied Materials as the company's stock continues to slide, after it reported weak earnings early last week.

  • Options activity spiked early Tuesday for Micron Technology, which has been rallying in the face of a dismal outlook in the chip industry. This morning, right out of the gate, the MU March 4 calls lit up OptionMonster's tracking systems, as buyers jumped in to snap up more than the open interest...

  • Qualcomm

    Qualcomm said its fiscal first-quarter profits plunged 56 percent, falling short of analyst expectations as investment losses took a toll on its bottom line.

  • Novellus is seeing strong call activity — even though its shares are trading lower as takeover rumors are circulating on the trading floors. More than 7,000 calls traded against 575 puts this morning, dwarfing the average December call volume of 810 contracts per day. Volume was also heavy in the NVLS shares themselves.

  • Samsung's flat-panel television display is shown at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

    CES will be something of a preview of what’s to come for the consumer electronics industry this year. Less will have to be more, as revenue and investment shrink while buyers and profits become scarce.

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    Toshiba, the world's No. 2 maker of NAND flash memory, will halt chip production at two plants for nine days due to weak demand, in its first output break in seven years, broadcaster NHK reported on Friday.

  • SanDisk shares are moving nearly 15 percent higher Wednesday, as talk of a renewed buyout bid by Toshiba hits the trading desks. Here's my take on it...

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  • Texas Instruments reported a profit that fell and missed forecasts by a penny, and the semiconductor maker gave a forecast for the fourth quarter that was lower than analysts' projections.

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    Technology earnings are front and center. With a wide range of tech titans reporting over the next several days, what should you be watching?

  • AMD

    Advanced Micro Devices reduced its third-quarter loss sixfold from a year ago, as the computer chip maker saw strong sales of its latest products.

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    Advanced Micro Devices, continuing to struggle to compete against its far bigger rival Intel, has scheduled a "significant," corporate announcement for Tuesday at 5 a.m. PDT.

  • Geert-Jan Nikken at Rabobank sees plenty of upside for stocks from semiconductors and multimedia companies.

  • Graphics chip maker Nvidia posted a second-quarter loss on Tuesday as a slump in global desktop PC sales hurt its business.

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    Applied Materials, the No. 1 computer-chip equipment maker, posted a lower quarterly profit as revenue slid 28 percent amid a slump in its industry.

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    Intel, the world's biggest computer chipmaker, is comfortable with its forecast for revenue in the current third quarter, its chief financial officer said on Tuesday.

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    Newly-formed memory chip maker Numonyx announced a big expansion on Wednesday to its tie-up with South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor, as the former makes a new push into the NAND memory sector.