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Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

  • May 1- Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc reported a smaller quarterly loss on Monday, fueled by demand for its latest Ryzen processors and its graphics chips. The company's net loss narrowed to $73 million, or 8 cents per share, in the first quarter ended April 1, from $109 million, or 14 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 18.3 percent to $984 million.

  • May 1- Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc reported a smaller quarterly loss on Monday, fueled by demand for its latest Ryzen processors and its graphics chips. The company's net loss narrowed to $73 million, or 8 cents per share, in the first quarter ended April 1, from $109 million, or 14 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 18.3 percent to $984 million.

  • May 1- Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc reported a smaller quarterly loss on Monday, fueled by demand for its latest Ryzen processors and its graphics chips. The company's net loss narrowed to $73 million, or 8 cents per share, in the first quarter ended April 1, from $109 million, or 14 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 18.3 percent to $984 million.

  • The hard drive assembly line at Western Digital.

    Jefferies lowers its rating on Western Digital to hold, citing the risk of too much flash memory supply in the coming year.

  • SEOUL, May 1- South Korean exports rose at a much faster-than-expected pace in April, surging for a sixth straight month helped by robust demand for high-tech memory chips, adding confirmation to perceptions of broad recovery in the global economy. Preliminary data showed April's exports soared 24.2 percent from a year earlier to $51.01 billion, while imports...

  • *More suits threatened to follow in the United States. April 28- ASML, the world's third largest semiconductor equipment maker, said on Friday it had counter-sued rival Nikon, after the Japanese company launched a wide-ranging patent battle against the Dutch company this week. They were brought in Japan by ASML on its own and jointly with its partner Carl Zeiss, a...

  • *Sees 3rd- qtr adj. profit 75- 85 cents/ shr. The iPhone maker sued Qualcomm in January, accusing it of overcharging for chips and refusing to pay some $1 billion in promised rebates. Qualcomm, the largest maker of chips used in smartphones, is a major supplier to Apple and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for modem chips that connect phones to wireless networks.

  • *ASML files countersuits as patent battle heats up vs Nikon. April 28- ASML, the world's third largest semiconductor equipment maker, said on Friday it had counter-sued rival Nikon, after the Japanese company launched a wide-ranging patent battle against the Dutch company this week. They were brought in Japan by ASML on its own and jointly with its partner Carl...

  • HONG KONG, April 28- Chinese smartphone maker Huawei Technologies has come under fire from users for "cutting corners," after it said it used a mix of less advanced and powerful chips in its flagship P10 model due to tight supplies of the parts. The company's mobile chief Richard Yu said on April 20 that Huawei used a mix of less efficient eMMC flash memory cards and...

  • *ASML files patent case against Nikon in Japan. April 28- ASML, Europe's largest supplier to semiconductor manufacturers, said on Friday it had filed patent infringement cases against Nikon in Japan, a response to legal action taken by Nikon against the Dutch company. They were brought by ASML on its own and jointly with its strategic partner Carl Zeiss, a German...

  • April 28- ASML, Europe's largest supplier to semiconductor manufacturers, said on Friday it had filed patent infringement cases against Nikon in Japan, a response to legal action taken by Nikon against the Dutch company. They were brought by ASML on its own and jointly with its strategic partner Carl Zeiss, a German maker of optical systems and medical devices,...

  • *Singapore semiconductor industry outpaces Asian rivals. SINGAPORE, April 28- Foreign precision engineering firms are investing more in Singapore, drawn by strong semiconductor demand and government incentives aimed at re-tooling an economy short of skilled labour. From a proactive standpoint, Singapore is about as good as it gets, "said Wayne Allan, vice...

  • SINGAPORE, April 28- Singapore's $40 billion semiconductor sector averaged more than 57 percent year-on-year growth from October through February, outpacing South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Following are some recent investments in Singapore by foreign semiconductor firms, based on data from the city-state's Economic Development Board.

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, April 27- STMicroelectronics, Europe's third largest semiconductor maker, on Thursday posted solid double-digit revenue growth on demand for its phone and industrial sensors that marks a turnaround from six years of sales declines. The results were in line with the average forecast of $1.822 billion analysts expected, according to a...

  • *Q1 operating profit $8.8 bln, highest since Q3 2013. SEOUL, April 27- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday flagged stronger earnings and announced a cancellation of treasury shares after posting a solid first-quarter profit boosted by the memory chip business, sending its shares to a new high. First-quarter operating profit for Asia's most valuable company...

  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, April 27- STMicroelectronics, Europe's third largest semiconductor maker, on Thursday posted solid double-digit revenue growth fuelled by phone, automotive and industrial demand that marks a turnaround from six years of sales declines. "The positive momentum we have had over the last quarters has continued entering 2017," said CEO Carlo...

  • *Q1 operating profit $8.8 bln, highest since Q3 2013. SEOUL, April 27- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday flagged stronger earnings and announced a cancellation of treasury shares after posting a solid first-quarter profit boosted by the memory chip business, sending its shares to a new high. "The cancellation of the entire existing shares held by the company...

  • *Q1 operating profit $8.8 bln, highest since Q3 2013. SEOUL, April 27- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday flagged stronger earnings and announced a cancellation of treasury shares after posting a solid first-quarter profit boosted by the memory chip business, sending its shares to a new high. "The cancellation of the entire existing shares held by the company...

  • SEOUL, April 27- South Korea on Thursday raised its export outlook for 2017, citing a pick-up in shipments of semiconductors, organic light emitting diode display panels and cosmetics. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy now sees exports growing between 6 percent and 7 percent this year, far stronger than an earlier estimate of 2.9 percent.

  • *Q1 operating profit $8.8 bln, highest since Q3 2013. SEOUL, April 27- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it expected earnings to further improve in the current quarter, after it reported its best quarterly profit since 2013 thanks to a memory chip boom. January-March operating profit for Asia's most valuable company by market capitalisation...