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  • Novellus Shares, Options Boil on Takeover Rumors Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 3:26 PM ET

    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.

  • Industry Slowdown May Steal Show Wednesday, 7 Jan 2009 | 12:41 PM ET
    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.

  • Your First Move For Monday December 22nd Friday, 19 Dec 2008 | 7:10 PM ET

    Here’s our Fast Money Final Trade. Our gang gives you Monday’s best trades, right now.

  • Toshiba to Briefly Halt Chip Output on Weak Demand Thursday, 4 Dec 2008 | 10:41 PM ET

    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.

  • Hot Options Trading: What It Says for SanDisk Wednesday, 3 Dec 2008 | 12:09 PM ET

    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...

  • Intel Pt. 1: Is Intel Immune? Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 7:04 PM ET

    Not all chip makers are created equal. What does Intel know that the other guys don't? Find out from CEO Paul Otellini!

  • Intel Pt. 2: The Next Big Thing Tuesday, 21 Oct 2008 | 7:02 PM ET

    In an exclusive interview on Fast Money, Intel CEO Paul Otellini reveals his next big moves.

  • Texas Instruments Reports Lower Profit, Cuts Outlook Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 5:39 PM ET

    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.

  • Technically Speaking Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 4:05 PM ET

    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 Slashes Loss on Sales of New Products Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 4:41 PM ET

    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.

  • AMD Prepares 'Big' Announcement Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 10:39 PM ET

    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.

  • Economist Likes Chip & Multimedia Stocks Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 3:20 PM ET

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

  • Nvidia Posts Loss, But Shares Rise on Buyback Boost Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 5:56 PM ET

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

  • Applied Materials Profit Falls Amid Chip Sales Slump Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 4:17 PM ET

    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.

  • Intel CFO Says Comfortable With Revenue Forecast Tuesday, 12 Aug 2008 | 1:58 PM ET

    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.

  • Numonyx, Hynix in Five-Year NAND Memory Chip Tie-Up Wednesday, 6 Aug 2008 | 1:01 AM ET

    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.

  • Web Extra: Trading Chip Stocks & Humana Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 12:23 AM ET

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  • Hynix Posts Steep Quarter Loss on Weak Chips, Writeoff Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 8:41 PM ET

    Hynix Semiconductor, the world's No. 2 memory chipmaker, reported its third straight quarterly net loss on Thursday as weak chip prices and a plant closure maimed its bottom line.

  • Contract chip maker Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing swung to a quarterly profit after a tax credit, but forecast a third-quarter net loss on higher costs, sending its stock down as much as 6.5 percent.

  • Texas Instruments Profit Misses On Wireless Sales Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 4:50 PM ET

    Texas Instruments said Monday its first-quarter profit fell 4 percent, missing Wall Street estimates, as sales of cell phone chips continued to fall.