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  • June 24- Cree Inc said it would reduce manufacturing capacity at its light-emitting diode factory, as it struggles with a decline in prices, and take an $85 million restructuring charge. The company said it now expects revenue of $375 million for the current quarter, down from the $420 million- $440 million it expected earlier. The company had recorded revenue of...

  • NEW YORK, June 19- Texas Instruments Inc could be gearing up to make the next big deal in what has already been a record-breaking year for semiconductor M&A, industry bankers and analysts said. The Dallas, Texas- based chipmaker, which has a market capitalization of $56 billion, has so far stayed on the sidelines as peers Intel Corp, Avago Technologies Ltd and NXP...

  • BEIJING, June 11- U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc said it has appointed old-hand Frank Meng as its chairman for China, a market which accounts for half of the company's overall revenues but where it has hit rough patches in recent times. Qualcomm also said Wang Xiang would leave his role as president of Greater China. Qualcomm's shakeup comes after a long stretch of...

  • BRIEF-TSMC says May sales rise 15.4 percent on year Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 1:44 AM ET

    BRIEF-TSMC SAYS MAY SALES RISE 15.4 PERCENT ON YEAR@. June 10- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. *Says May sales T $70.16 billion.

  • BRIEF-TSMC SAYS BOARD APPROVES PLAN TO SELLS 5 PCT STAKE IN. June 9- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd:. *Says board OKs plan to sell 5 percent stake in Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp for T $3.88 billion.

  • EXCLUSIVE-Chipmaker Atmel exploring sale -sources Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    June 8- Atmel Corp, a maker of small processors called microcontrollers that are used in the electronics industry, is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale, three people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Atmel, which has a market capitalization of around $4 billion, is working with investment bank Qatalyst Partners on a sale process,...

  • June 5- Intel Corp's $16.7 billion acquisition of programmable-chip maker Altera Corp is not the bad news for Altera's rivals that it may seem to be at first blush. With Altera becoming part of Intel, the San Jose-based company is likely to focus on the x86 microprocessors made by the world's biggest chip company, rather than those made by companies such as ARM...

  • June 1- Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centers. By combining with Altera, Intel will be able to bundle its processing chips with the smaller company's programmable chips, which are used,...

  • June 1- Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centers. By combining with Altera, Intel will be able to bundle its processing chips with the smaller company's programmable chips, which are used,...

  • *Intel to offer $54 per share- source. May 29- Intel Corp has resumed talks to buy programmable-chip maker Altera Corp and is close to a $16 billion deal, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, paving way for the third mega semiconductor-chip deal this year. The deal will allow Intel to bundle its own server chips with Altera's line of programmable chips,...

  • *Broadcom, Avago shares slip after big rise on Wednesday. May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd agreed on Thursday to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever, turning a lesser known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players. Avago, which serves the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom...

  • May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy. Qualcomm Inc, which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to extend its reach into data centers...

  • *Broadcom, Avago shares slip after big rise on Wednesday. May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd agreed to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the biggest chip industry deal ever, creating a company that will be able to supply chips used in everything from iPhones to servers used in data centers. Avago, a maker of chips for the wireless and industrial markets, is offering...

  • UPDATE 1-Avago to buy Broadcom in $37 bln chip deal Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd said it would buy fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $37 billion. Avago, a maker of chips for the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom shareholders $17 billion in cash and Avago shares valued at $20 billion. Broadcom had a market value of $28.85 billion as of Tuesday's close, while...

  • May 27- Avago Technologies Ltd is close to an agreement to acquire fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal that could boost Avago's clientele of top-tier smartphone companies. A deal between Avago and Broadcom could come as early as this week, the people said, cautioning that the negotiations had not yet been...

  • UPDATE 1-Avago nears deal for Broadcom-sources Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:06 PM ET

    May 27- Avago Technologies Ltd is close to an agreement to acquire fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. A deal between Avago and Broadcom could come as early as this week, the people said, cautioning that the negotiations had not yet been finalized. Shares of Broadcom, which had a market value of about $29 billion as...

  • May 14- Applied Materials Inc, the No. 1 maker of machinery used to make semiconductor chips, posted quarterly profit and revenue above market estimates, largely driven by demand from makers of memory chips. D.A. Davidson& Co analyst Thomas Diffely said Applied Materials performed better than many investors had feared after the company's $10 billion takeover...

  • *Car companies use Nvidia's "supercomputer on a chip". DETROIT, May 14- It took Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia Corp the better part of a decade to gain acceptance as a global automotive supplier, a lesson for other technology firms hoping to make a similar transition from consumer electronics to car components. Nvidia had a thriving business in supplying...

  • UPDATE 1-Applied Materials revenue beats estimates Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 5:20 PM ET

    May 14- Applied Materials Inc's quarterly revenue and profit beat market estimates due to increased demand for its chip equipment spares, consulting services and gear used to make display screens. Revenue in its applied global services business jumped 21 percent to $646 million in the second quarter ended April 26, Applied Materials said.

  • Applied Materials revenue rises 3.8 pct Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    May 14- Applied Materials Inc reported a 3.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue as chipmakers spent more on technology used to make smartphones and memory chips. Net income rose to $364 million, or 29 cents per share, in the second quarter ended April 26, from $262 million, or 21 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue at the rose to $2.44 billion from $2.35 billion.