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Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment


  • 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.

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

    SanDisk  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

    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

    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
    National Semiconductor

    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
    National Semiconductor

    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

    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

    The chip sector is getting attention from options traders lately, according to one industry expert, and it's most likely due to consolidation speculation.

  • Tailor-Made For Success Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | 5:38 AM ET

    Marjorie Yang is a woman who knows what she wants and she’s not likely to take no for an answer. Vivacious and vocal, Yang is a woman who defies all glass ceilings.

  • Re-Energizing Intel Friday, 23 May 2008 | 2:43 AM ET

    The name Craig Barrett and Intel go hand in hand. His name resonates with people beyond the tech business.

  • Hynix Says China DRAM Plant Hit by Power Outage Monday, 19 May 2008 | 10:32 PM ET

    Shares in Hynix Semiconductor, the world's second biggest maker of memory chips, fell Tuesday on news its production of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips had been disrupted in a power outage.

  • Biggest Drop in a Month Wednesday, 7 May 2008 | 6:01 PM ET

    Markets fall the most in weeks as crude barreled toward another new high (even as the dollar rallied). What's the "Word on the Street?"

  • Samsung, Intel, TSMC to Work on New Chip Format Monday, 5 May 2008 | 9:38 PM ET
    Intel Core 2 Duo Processor

    Samsung Electronics, the world's top maker of memory chips, on Tuesday said it would cooperate with top rivals Intel and TSMC to develop bigger silicon wafers to boost efficiency in chip manufacturing. 

  • Hynix Raises DRAM Prices by About 15% in April Sunday, 4 May 2008 | 11:21 PM ET

    Hynix Semiconductor, the world's No. 2 memory chipmaker, said on Monday it raised contract prices for computer memory chips by about 15 percent last month and expected further increases in May.

  • Tech, Financials Regaining Favor Among Investors Friday, 2 May 2008 | 12:32 PM ET

    Money is moving out of commodities and into growth cyclicals such as technology and financials in anticipation of an economic recovery in the second half of 2009.

  • TSMC First-Quarter Profit Rises 49% as Chip Sales Rise Tuesday, 29 Apr 2008 | 2:08 AM ET

    Top contract chip maker TSMC posted on Tuesday a 49 percent rise in first-quarter earnings that beat expectations on rising sales of chips for PCs and consumer gadgets.

  • Hynix Posts Steep Quarter Loss as Chip Glut Weighs Thursday, 24 Apr 2008 | 8:55 PM ET

    Hynix Semiconductor, the world's No. 2 memory chip maker, reported a larger-than-expected quarterly loss on Friday as chip prices remained weak, but a market recovery may be nearing.