Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

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    It will take a couple of years to grow back into last year’s peak semiconductor sales levels, but there’s a good chance that sales will top forecasts this year, said George Scalise, president of the Semiconductor Industry Association.

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    Intel reported a profit excluding one-time items that was lower than last year but which blew out analysts' expectations.

  • The business community is neither hiring, nor firing. Labor markets are frozen in regulatory amber; this will be a Jurassic Park recovery. How can we grow without more people working? The answer is: Instead of more people working, we'll get the same number of people to do more work.

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    Investors typically look to small cap stocks as the leaders out of a recession. More nimble than their large-cap counterparts, small cap companies are quicker to adapt during both economic downturns and periods of recovery.

  • Texas Instruments

    Shares of Texas Instruments climbed in premarket trading Tuesday after the chip maker raised its profit forecast for the quarter, a move seen by analysts as a tentative sign of recovery following a brutal six months for the semiconductor industry.

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    Chip maker Texas Instruments is raising expectations for its second-quarter profit and revenue.

  • Worldwide sales of semiconductors will fall 21 percent this year, the Semiconductor Industry Association projected Friday.

  • Are any stocks poised to break out or break down this summer? Seems like a good time to check in with Dan Fitzpatrick of StockMarketMentor.com

  • Chip designer Analog Devices posted sharply lower profit and sales for its fiscal second quarter Tuesday amid the economic turmoil that has dampened global chip demand.

  • Intel is hosting a 2-day analyst/investor conference. What can investors expect from the chip maker? Doug Freedman, Broadpoint AmTech senior semiconductor analyst, offered CNBC his outlook for Intel and the industry in general.

  • Marvell Technology has more than doubled from its November low, and today options traders are betting that the chipmaker has even more room to rise.

  • Although Charlie Morris, head of absolute return at HSBC Global Asset Management, said both the emerging market sector and the financial sector have bottomed, he isn't bullish yet.

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    Japan has decided to remove a special tariff on computer memory chips made by South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported on Monday.

  • Global stocks were up Thursday, ahead of the long Easter weekend, with banks and commodities leading the gains. Experts tell CNBC that while caution should reign when investing in banking stocks, commodities have potential over the long term.

  • Global stocks were down Wednesday, after poor results from U.S. aluminum producer Alcoa dragged Wall Street lower and sparked fears of a disappointing earnings season. Experts tell CNBC they see value in banks in China and Singapore, but stress caution when approaching markets.

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    Technology shares such as Japan's Elpida Memory and South Korea's LG Display have been on a rally. But what comes first — the D-Ram chip or the flat panel screen? The Nasdaq and the TAIEX (Taiwan Index) give the answer to this question.

  • Global stocks were mixed Tuesday with the banks dragging the most after noted analysts Meredith Whitney and Mike Mayo warned on the sector ahead of U.S. earnings season. Experts tell CNBC that more pain is ahead for financials and as a result, investors should avoid them.

  • Global stocks started the week in positive territory Monday, with banks and oils leading the gain, as investors became more reassured that the global economic slowdown has bottomed. Experts tell CNBC how to make money at this time.

  • Global stocks slipped Friday as the positive sentiment stemming from the G20 summit's coordinated action and united front diminished and was replaced by caution ahead of the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report.

  • Global stocks were higher Thursday and leaders from around the world met in London for the G20 summit, aiming to tackle the financial crisis and economic slowdown. On this positive note, experts tell CNBC various Asian markets are beginning to look attractive.