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

  • 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
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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.

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

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

  • Web Extra: Trading Chip Stocks & Humana Tuesday, 5 Aug 2008 | 12:23 AM ET
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    This content is only available online - you won't find these trades on TV.

  • Hynix Posts Steep Quarter Loss on Weak Chips, Writeoff Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 8:41 PM ET
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    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
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    Texas Instruments said Monday its first-quarter profit fell 4 percent, missing Wall Street estimates, as sales of cell phone chips continued to fall.

  • SanDisk Shares Pounded After Posting Sharp Loss Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | 4:21 PM ET

    SanDiskĀ  Monday reported a sharp swing to a loss in its quarterly results as pricing was hurt by an industry glut of memory chips for gadgets, sending its shares down 9 percent after-hours.

  • AMD CEO Ruiz to Step Down; Earnings Disappoint Thursday, 17 Jul 2008 | 6:03 PM ET
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    Computer chip maker Advanced Micro Devices said Thursday that Chief Executive Hector Ruiz was stepping down to be replaced by President and Chief Operating Officer Dirk Meyer, effective immediately.

  • Nvidia Shares Tumble After Profit Warning Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | 8:34 AM ET

    Shares for graphics chipmaker Nvidia will be under pressure after the company warned on Wednesday that revenues and gross margin would miss analysts' estimates due in part to weak demand.

  • Fishing For Financials & Trading Tech Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | 1:38 PM ET

    Investing in financials or trading technology stocks? Marc Pado, market strategist for Cantor Fitzgerald U.S., and Dan Genter, CEO of RNC Genter Capital Management, offer CNBC their stock picks.

  • Semiconductor Group Cuts Global Sales Forecast Wednesday, 11 Jun 2008 | 9:53 AM ET
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    The Semiconductor Industry Association on Wednesday cut its forecast for growth in global sales of semiconductors in 2008, citing lower prices due to competition in the memory chip sector.

  • NatSemi Shares Leap as Results Beat Forecasts Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | 11:42 AM ET
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    Analog chipmaker National Semiconductor on Thursday posted a lower fourth quarter net profit, but revenues and earnings topped expectations as it sold more profitable chips, and shares jumped.

  • NatSemi Shares Jump as Sales Beat Forecast Thursday, 5 Jun 2008 | 4:21 PM ET
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    Analog chipmaker National Semiconductor on Thursday posted a lower quarterly net profit but revenues topped its own forecast as it sold more profitable chips, and shares rose 3 percent.

  • Global Semiconductor Sales Up 5.9% in April Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | 8:36 AM ET
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    The Semiconductor Industry Association said worldwide sales of semiconductors grew 5.9% in April 2007 on a year-over-year basis, but sales were flat compared with March.

  • Options: Playing for a Chip Merger Friday, 30 May 2008 | 5:44 PM ET
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    The chip sector is getting attention from options traders lately, according to one industry expert, and it's most likely due to consolidation speculation.