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  • 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.

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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.

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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  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.

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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.

  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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