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Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

  • TAIPEI, Feb 9- Taiwan stocks rallied to a more than 20- month high on Thursday, tracking regional markets, led by gains in technology exporters such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. As of 0212 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.49 percent to 9,589.88, its highest intraday level since early June 2015. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.032 to T $31.096 per U.S. dollar.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 8- German chipmaker Infineon and U.S. LED lighting maker Cree warned that Cree's planned sale of Wolfspeed Power and RF to Infineon might not go ahead, citing security concerns by the U.S. government. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States informed the two companies that the deal poses a risk to U.S. national security, Infineon said...

  • SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter net income of $2.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 13 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $93.3 million.

  • Intel Corp Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich tells Trump that the computer chip manufacturer will invest $7 billion in an Arizona semiconductor factory that will employ 3,000 people. The Trump administration is considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designating Irans powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist...

  • The Trump administration is considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designating Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, U.S. officials familiar with the matter said. Intel Corp Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich tells Trump that the computer chip manufacturer would invest $7 billion in an Arizona...

  • The Trump administration is considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designating Iran's powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, U.S. officials familiar with the matter said. Intel Corp Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich told Trump that the computer chip manufacturer would invest $7 billion in an Arizona...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 8- Intel Corp Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich said during a visit with President Donald Trump on Wednesday that the computer chip manufacturer will invest $7 billion in an Arizona semiconductor factory.

  • TAIPEI, Feb 8- Taiwan stocks fell on Wednesday, as heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co followed regional markets lower. Cathay Financial Holding, parent company of Taiwan's biggest life insurer, slipped 0.5 percent. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.043 to T $31.091 per U.S. dollar.

  • SEOUL/ TOKYO, Feb 7- Toshiba Corp favors private equity bidders in the sale of a stake in its chip business, as suitors including rivals SK Hynix Inc and Micron Technology Inc vie with financial investors like Bain Capital, sources said on Tuesday. South Korea's Hynix, the world's No. 2 chipmaker, on Tuesday said it had submitted a non-binding bid although it gave no...

  • SEOUL, Feb 7- South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc said on Tuesday it submitted a non-binding bid last week for a stake in Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, as the firm seeks to boost its NAND flash chip competitiveness. SK Hynix, in a regulatory filing, said it has not decided on whether to submit a final bid and did not offer details including how big a stake it seeks.

  • TOKYO, Feb 7- Toshiba Corp wants investment funds including Bain Capital to buy a stake in its flash memory business rather than industry peers such as Micron Technology Inc because doing so will speed up the planned sale, a source said. Toshiba needs to raise funds by the end of March to offset an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown on its U.S. nuclear power...

  • TOKYO, Feb 7- Toshiba Corp wants investment funds including Bain Capital to buy a stake in its flash memory business rather than industry peers such as Micron Technology Inc because doing so will speed up the planned sale, a source said. Toshiba needs to raise funds by the end of March to offset an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown on its U.S. nuclear power...

  • *SK Hynix seeks to boost NAND competitiveness- source. SEOUL, Feb 7- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc has entered the running for a stake in Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, seeing an opportunity to gain on rivals in the booming NAND market, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Interest in the stake is heating up with sources telling Reuters that private...

  • SEOUL, Feb 7- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc has submitted an initial bid to acquire a stake in Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Toshiba in January said it would sell a minority stake of less than 20 percent in its memory business to offset multi-billion dollar writedowns stemming from U.S. nuclear power...

  • An SK Hynix 8GB DDR3L memory chip is arranged for a photograph at the company's office in Seoul, South Korea.

    South Korea's SK Hynix has submitted an initial bid to acquire a stake in Toshiba's memory chip business.

  • SEOUL, Feb 7- South Korea's SK Hynix Inc has submitted an initial bid to acquire a stake in Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. The person said it has not been decided how much a stake SK Hynix, the world's No. 2 memory chip maker, will acquire in Toshiba's memory business as the deal is in early stages.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 2- Demand for chips for cars, especially in China, will lift Infineon's profit in 2017, the German chipmaker said, sticking to its forecast for revenue growth and profit margin. Chips made by Infineon are used by carmakers including Tesla and Hyundai as well as auto parts suppliers Continental and Bosch to activate airbags, enable cruise control,...

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 2- Demand for chips for cars lifted Infineon's profit in the first quarter, with the German chipmaker sticking to its full year forecast for revenue growth and profit margin. Chips made by Infineon are used by carmakers including Tesla and Hyundai as well as auto suppliers Continental and Bosch to activate airbags, enable cruise control, manage...

  • *Tokyo Electron also not showing interest- Kyodo. TOKYO, Jan 31- Japan's Canon Inc said would be difficult to invest in Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, dousing hopes that the struggling conglomerate could count on its business partner for help as it scrambles for funds to offset a multi-billion dollar writedown. Expectations that Canon could offer at least...

  • TOKYO, Jan 27- Toshiba Corp said it will sell a minority stake in its memory chip business as it urgently seeks funds to offset an imminent multi-billion dollar writedown, adding that its overseas nuclear division- the cause of its woes- was now under review. The drastic measures are set to be just some of the tough choices the Japanese conglomerate will have to take...