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  • Taiwan stocks edge up ahead of holidays Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 8:24 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Dec 25- Taiwan stocks edged up on Friday amid pre-Christmas caution, with heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co little changed. Fubon Financial Holdings, the parent of Taiwan's No.2 life insurance company, added 0.1 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.222 to T $32.780 per U.S. dollar.

  • *Expects Q2 loss 5- 12 cents/ shr vs est profit of 22 cents. Micron, which makes DRAM and NAND flash memory chips, forecast a loss of 5- 12 cents per share and revenue of $2.9 billion- $3.2 billion for the current quarter ending March 5. Analysts on average were expecting a profit of 22 cents and revenue of $3.46 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Dec 22- Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc reported a bigger-than-expected fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by weak demand for chips used in personal computers and as average selling prices fell. Net income attributable to Micron fell to $206 million, or 19 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 3, from $1 billion, or 84 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Dec 17- Power Integrations Inc said a jury awarded the company 139.8 million in damages from Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc for infringing two of its patents after a trial in a San Francisco federal court. The latest award is larger than the $105 million verdict that Power Integrations won last year but was later set aside by the court in view of an...

  • Dec 17- Power Integrations Inc said a jury awarded the company 139.8 million in damages from Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc for infringing two of its patents after a trial in a federal court in San Francisco. The latest award is larger than the $105 million verdict that Power Integrations won last year but was later set aside by the court in view of an...

  • Some concern over Apple supply chain: Analyst Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 2:59 PM ET
    A shopper in an Apple store looking at an Apple iPhone 6s in Moscow.

    Shares of Apple dipped below $110 Wednesday morning, continuing a slide after a supplier trimmed its outlook earlier in the week.

  • Dec 15- Microchip Technology Inc is the semiconductor manufacturer which made the $3.8 billion unsolicited offer for peer Atmel Corp that was disclosed last week, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Atmel said on Dec. 11 it had started negotiations with an unidentified party that made a $9 per share cash offer that could potentially be deemed more...

  • Taiwan stocks fall as ETFs track mainland declines Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 8:57 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Dec 11- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday as exchange-traded funds targeting China shares dropped on the back of selling in mainland bourses, but TSMC and other tech heavyweights defied the broader decline. ETFs were among the most active stocks in Taiwan with Yuanta Daily CSI 300 Bull 2 X ETF down 2.9 percent and Fubon SSE180 Leveraged 2 X Index ETF falling 3...

  • European shares end near two-month low, Aixtron tumbles Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 12:38 PM ET

    *Glencore rises on debt cut plan, lifts miners. LONDON, Dec 10- European shares ended slightly lower on Thursday after touching a two-month low, with retailers and tech firms under pressure even as commodity shares stabilized. Semiconductor stocks took a hit, with Germany's Aixtron, which provides equipment for the semiconductor industry, falling 41 percent...

  • *China commands fifth of chip design market. HONG KONG, Dec 9- China's multi-billion dollar drive towards self-reliance in semiconductors has spawned a cluster of chip designers that industry experts say could eventually rival leaders Qualcomm Inc and MediaTek Inc. The revelations have made China a harder place for U.S. tech firms to do business, with Qualcomm...

  • Fairchild Semi gets $2.46B unsolicited bid Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 12:22 PM ET
    A Fairchild Semiconductor display at a trade show.

    Fairchild Semiconductor received an unsolicited offer that values the company at $2.46 billion, topping an earlier offer made by ON Semiconductor.

  • BRUSSELS, Dec 8- European Union antitrust regulators charged Qualcomm on Tuesday with abusing its market power to thwart rivals, putting the world's number one mobile chipset maker at risk of a hefty fine. Qualcomm, which competes with rival MediaTek Inc, said the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission had also opened an investigation into its patent licensing deals.

  • TAIPEI, Dec 8- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday following losses in overseas markets and after weak exports data dented hopes the trade-reliant economy can recover in the final months of 2015.. Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd were flat, after the world's largest contract chipmaker said on Monday that it had decided to go forward on building a...

  • Marvell had said it has been contacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney's Office regarding the probe. Marvell's accounting and legal troubles may have kept away potential suitors at a time of record consolidation in the semiconductor sector. Marvell estimated revenue of $674.1 million for the third quarter ended Oct. 31, a 27.5...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 7- NXP has completed its nearly $12 billion deal to buy Freescale, doubling the proportion of auto-related revenue to 40 percent to create the world's top maker of automotive electronics, it said on Monday. NXP automotive unit chief executive Kurt Sievers said in an interview that the combination will allow the company to assemble a range of...

  • A Marvell Technology Group Ltd. flag flies outside the company's headquarters building in Santa Clara, California.

    Chipmaker Marvell Technology estimated third-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates, hurt by weak demand for its chips used in hard-disk drives.

  • NXP to buy Freescale, creating top auto chipmaker Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
    Microprocessors sit on a circuit board displayed on the NXP Semiconductors NV pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, March 2, 2015.

    NXP has closed its nearly $12 billion deal to acquire Freescale, creating the world's top maker of automotive electronics, the company said on Monday.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 7- NXP has closed its nearly $12 billion deal to acquire Freescale, doubling the proportion of auto-related revenue to 40 percent to create the world's top maker of automotive electronics, the company said on Monday. Automotive unit Chief Executive Kurt Sievers said in an interview that the deal would allow NXP to assemble a range of discreet...

  • *NXP set to close $11.8 bln Freescale deal on Monday. *Specialist firms like Melexis, AMS could be targets-analysts. Already, Infineon has reportedly begun talks to take a stake in Japan's Renesas.

  • *Toshiba needs to secure restructuring funds. TOKYO, Nov 27- Toshiba Corp said on Friday it was considering splitting off part of its chip business, with listing it an option, in a move that would help it raise capital needed to fund restructuring following a $1.3 billion accounting scandal. The accounting scandal rendered Toshiba on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's...