Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

  • Aug 18- Applied Materials Inc forecast current-quarter revenue and profit far above analysts' estimates as the company benefits from demand for newer technology to make displays and smartphone memory chips. Shares of the world's largest supplier of tools used to make semiconductors rose 5.7 percent to $29.25 in after-hours trading on Thursday.

  • Aug 18- Applied Materials Inc, the world's largest supplier of tools used to make semiconductors, reported a 13.3 percent rise in revenue, buoyed by demand from memory and smartphone chipmakers. The company's net income rose to $505 million, or 46 cents per share, in the third quarter ended July 31, from $329 million, or 27 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • TAIPEI, Aug 16- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday, in line with other Asian markets, hit by decline in shares of heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. TSMC, the world's top contract chipmaker and Taiwan's most heavily-weighted stock, was off 1.7 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.117 to T $31.253 per U.S. dollar.

  • TAIPEI, Aug 12- Taiwan stocks rose on Friday as market sentiment was bolstered by a rally on Wall Street overnight, with heavyweight Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co leading the gains. Hon Hai Precision Industry, the world's biggest electronics component maker, fell as much as 3.6 percent to a three-week intraday low after it said China had approved its...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 11- Taiwan stocks retreated from a more than one-year high on Thursday, as heavyweight TSMC, the world's biggest contract chipmaker, posted a 5.6 percent fall in July sales from a year earlier. As of 0312 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 1.3 percent at 9,079.59, pulling back from its highest intraday level since July 2015 in the prior session.

  • TAIPEI, Aug 5- Taiwan stocks rose on Friday, in line with some other Asian markets, after the Bank of England launched a potent post-Brexit stimulus campaign, with TSMC leading technology shares higher. As of 0150 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.77 percent, to 9,093.85, after closing at 9,024.71 in the previous session. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.039 to T $31.671...

  • TAIPEI, Aug 4- Taiwan stocks rose slightly in cautious trading on Thursday, paced by gains in tech heavyweights including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. As of 0332 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 0.1 percent at 9,006.95, after closing 0.74 percent lower in the previous session. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.049 to T $31.701 per U.S. dollar.

  • TAIPEI, Aug 1- Taiwan stocks rose on Monday, with heavyweight TSMC leading technology shares higher. As of 0246 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.8 percent to 9,056.85, outpacing some other regional bourses. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.15 to T $31.776 per U.S. dollar.

  • TAIPEI, July 29- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday as declines in other Asian markets dented investor sentiment, with technology and banks leading the fall. Japan's Nikkei slipped 0.4 percent and looked set for a 1.3 percent weekly drop, while China's Shanghai Composite Index was trading 0.3 percent lower. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan...

  • TAIPEI, July 27- Taiwan stocks rose on Wednesday, led by gains in TSMC, Hon Hai Precision and other Apple Inc suppliers after the U.S. company sold more iPhones than expected in the third quarter. Hon Hai rose 0.7 percent and Largan Precision climbed 1.6 percent. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.054 to T $32.160 per U.S. dollar.

  • BENGALURU/ DETROIT, July 26- A rift between Tesla Motors Inc and key supplier Mobileye NV sent down shares of the Israeli maker of chips for the electric vehicle maker's semi-automated Autopilot system and fanned debate on self-driving vehicle technology. Mobileye shares, which have been wildly popular with institutional and tech investors, were down 7.7...

  • BENGALURU/ DETROIT, July 26- A widening rift between electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc and Mobileye NV sent shares of the Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software plunging on Tuesday and fanned debate on self-driving vehicle technology. Mobileye shares, which have been wildly popular with institutional and tech investors, were down 9...

  • BENGALURU/ DETROIT, July 26- A widening rift between electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors Inc and Mobileye NV sent shares of the Israeli maker of driving-assistance chips and software plunging on Tuesday and fanned debate on self-driving vehicle technology. Mobileye shares, which have been wildly popular with institutional and tech investors, were down 10.7...

  • Texas Instruments

    Texas Instruments delivered strong Q2 earnings but stock multiples are too high compared to its competitors, explains Nomura Securities' Romit Shah.

  • TAIPEI, July 25- Taiwan stocks retreated from more-than-one-year highs on Monday as investors took profits on recent winners such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. As of 0258 GMT, the main index fell 0.6 percent at 8,954.58 points. It reached as high as 9,085.91 earlier in the session, an intraday level not seen since July 2015.

  • Qualcomm Earnings

    Qualcomm is likely to see upside in the next few quarters because of its cost-cutting measures and its new high-end chip, says Charter Equity Research's Edward Snyder.

  • July 20- Qualcomm Inc forecast current-quarter profit largely above market estimates as demand for its mobile chips rose and the company made progress with its licensees in China. "Our chipset business is also benefiting from a strong new product ramp across tiers, particularly with fast-growing OEMs in China," Chief Executive Steve Mollenkopf said in a...

  • Wall Street set to follow suit. Wall Street looked set to open higher, according to index futures. The tech sector has been in focus this week since Japan's Softbank agreed to buy Britain's chip designer ARM for $32 billion.

  • Simon Segars, chief executive officer of ARM Holdings Plc,

    So just what will SoftBank do with ARM? It's likely to be business as usual, for now. Recode reports.

  • TAIPEI, July 15- Taiwan stocks rose to a one-year high on Friday as investor sentiment was bolstered by record highs on Wall Street.. As of 0214 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 0.8 percent at 8,937.05, a level not seen since July 2015. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.133 to T $31.940 per U.S. dollar, its strongest level since August 2015.