Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

  • TOKYO, Dec 27- Panasonic Corp said on Tuesday that it will hold a news briefing at 5:30 p.m. in Japan on its solar cell business. The Nikkei business daily reported last week that the company would sign a contract to supply Tesla Motors Inc with solar panels from plants in Japan and Malaysia. Tesla said in October it would collaborate with Panasonic, its...

  • *Firm to invest 2.2 trln won to build NAND chip plant in S.Korea. SEOUL, Dec 22- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday it will invest 3.16 trillion won in its home country and China to boost memory chip production, seeking to capitalize on an industry-wide surge in demand. Some 2.2 trillion won will be spent on the new NAND chip plant which will be located in South...

  • "We believe this near-term sweet spot in memory supply/demand dynamics will continue to be favorable, driving memory prices higher," Loop Capital analyst Betsy Van Hees said. "We expect favorable supply-demand dynamics to persist in 2017," Chief Executive Mark Durcan said on a conference call. The company forecast adjusted profit of 58- 68 cents per share for the...

  • *SK Hynix also investing 950 bln won to boost China DRAM capacity. SEOUL, Dec 22- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc said on Thursday it will invest 3.16 trillion won in its home country and China to boost memory chip production capacity, seeking to capitalize on growing mobile and data storage demand. The world's No. 2 memory chip maker behind domestic rival Samsung...

  • Dec 21- Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc reported its first rise in quarterly revenue in nearly two years, as a stabilizing PC market boosted chip demand and pricing. The company's net income attributable to shareholders fell to $180 million, or 16 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Dec. 1, from $206 million, or 19 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Visitors walk past the NVIDIA Corp. booth at the Computex Taipei 2011 in Taipei, Taiwan.

    Goldman Sachs raises its Nvidia fiscal 2018 earnings-per-share estimate to $3.41 from $2.88.

  • *Toshiba last month forecast Y130 bln profit for chips division. *China's aggressive investment plans could be future concern. TOKYO, Dec 16- Toshiba Corp expects its chips and devices division, its biggest profit driver, to beat its annual earnings forecast on favorable currency rates and strong demand for flash memory chips, the head of the division said.

  • TOKYO, Dec 16- Toshiba Corp expects its chips and devices division, its biggest profit driver, to beat its current annual earnings forecast, helped by a weaker yen and strong demand for flash memory chips, the head of the division said. Toshiba just last month forecast that the division will generate an operating profit of 130 billion yen for the financial year to...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 16- Taiwan stocks fell for a third straight session on Friday led by declines in technology heavyweights and as investors remained cautious after Federal Reserve increased U.S. interest rates and signalled a faster pace of hikes next year. Cathay Financial Holding, parent company of Taiwan's biggest life insurer, climbed as much as 1.4 percent.

  • AMD's Ryzen is a game changer: Analyst

    AMD finally has a product that can compete with Intel, says Bob O'Donnell at Technalysis Research.

  • TAIPEI, Dec 12- Taiwan stocks fell on Monday, pulled down by technology heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and Hon Hai Precision Industry, while investors locked in profits from recent gains. As of 0250 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 0.2 percent at 9,365.09 points. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.019 to T $31.879 per U.S. dollar.

  • BEIJING, Dec 9- China's Ministry of Commerce criticized the United States on Friday for thwarting a Chinese investment fund's proposed acquisition of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron. Aixtron announced on Thursday that China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund had dropped its 670 million euro takeover offer to buy the company, after the...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 9- Taiwan stocks were slightly higher on Friday amid profit-booking after the index rose for three straight sessions to close at its highest level in nearly seven weeks. The main TAIEX index was up 0.1 percent at 9,380.79 as of 0349 GMT, after rising 1.2 percent on Thursday to post its highest close since Oct. 25. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.086 to T...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 8- China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund has dropped its takeover bid for chip equipment maker Aixtron after the United States blocked the deal on security grounds, throwing the German company's future into doubt. The collapse of the Aixtron deal comes amid growing objections in Germany and the United States to China buying up firms with...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 8- China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund has dropped its takeover bid for chip equipment maker Aixtron after the United States blocked the deal on security grounds, throwing the German company's future into doubt. The collapse of the Aixtron deal comes amid growing objections in Germany and the United States to China buying up firms with...

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 8- China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund has dropped its takeover bid for German chip equipment maker Aixtron after U.S. Fujian's takeover vehicle Grand Chip Investment said on Thursday its offer had lapsed as it had failed to obtain U.S. regulatory approval for the purchase, which had been a condition of the deal. Shares in Aixtron were down...

  • Micron Technology

    Citi cited how the memory industry's capital expenditures will decline by 32 percent this year, helping margins.

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Monday asking for the acquisition of U.S. chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp by a fund with ties to China's government to be blocked over security concerns. The letter follows a Reuters report last week that revealed that Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, the buyout fund that agreed to acquire Lattice for $1.3 billion, is funded...

  • BEIJING/ FRANKFURT, Dec 5- The sale of Aixtron to Chinese investors could go ahead under new terms if the German semiconductor equipment maker sells its Silicon Valley division separately to get around U.S. objections, analysts said Monday. President Barack Obama stopped Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund from buying Aixtron U.S., the division of the German...

  • BEIJING/ FRANKFURT, Dec 5- The sale of Aixtron to Chinese investors could go ahead under new terms if the German semiconductor equipment maker sells its Silicon Valley division to get around U.S. objections, analysts said Monday. President Barack Obama stopped Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund from buying Aixtron U.S., the division of the Germany company in...