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  • MILAN/ LONDON, April 20- European shares retreated from three-month highs on Wednesday as oil prices fell, but the losses were limited by some solid earning updates, including those of UK chip maker ARM. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.3 percent by 0952 GMT after rising 1.5 percent the day before, when it reached its highest since early January.

  • April 19- Intel Corp said on Tuesday it would cut 12,000 jobs globally, or 11 percent of its workforce, as it refocuses its business towards making microchips that power data centers and Internet connected devices and away from the declining personal computer industry it helped found. Intel's shares were down 2.6 percent at $30.78 in extended trading.

  • TAIPEI, April 19- Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday, tracking gains in overseas markets, but bargain-hunting investors may turn cautious ahead of March export orders data scheduled to be released on Wednesday. Orders for Taiwan's exports are forecast to have slumped for the 12th month in a row in March, reinforcing a gloomy outlook for the island's economy and...

  • TOKYO, April 18- Japanese automotive chipmaker Renesas Electronics said on Monday aftershocks were keeping it from installing replacement equipment at a quake-hit plant, raising the prospect of delays for the global supply chain for automakers. Renesas holds 10.5 percent of a $30 billion market for chips that are used throughout vehicles, in critical areas...

  • *Toyota, Sony keep plant operations suspended after Japan quake. TOKYO, April 17- Toyota Motor Corp said on Sunday it would suspend production at plants across Japan after earthquakes in the country's south disrupted the automaker's supply chain, while other manufacturers extended stoppages due to damaged factories. Toyota said it would suspend operations...

  • *Sony Corp halted production of image sensors at its plant in Kumamoto. *Honda Motor Co Ltd halted production at its motorcycle plant in Kumamoto with an annual production capacity of 250,000. It will keep production on hold through Monday. *Renesas Electronics Corp closed its plant in Kumamoto, which produces microcontroller chips for automobiles.

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  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, trimmed its outlook for the global smartphone market as consumers increasingly demand lower-priced handsets that still boast advanced technology. Taipei- based TSMC, which gets more than 60 percent of its revenue from selling chips used in communication...

  • BRIEF-TSMC GUIDES HIGHER REVENUE, MARGINS IN Q2 VS Q1@. April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. *Guides Q2 revenue T $215 billion- T $218 billion.

  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's largest contract chipmaker, on Thursday posted an 18 percent fall in first-quarter net profit, missing expectations due to lower revenue and an earthquake which hurt margins. TSMC had cut its guidance for margins following a Feb. 6 earthquake that hit the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan,...

  • BRIEF-TSMC SAYS Q1 NET PROFIT T $64.78 BLN@. April 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. *Says Q1 net profit T $64.78 billion.

  • TAIPEI, April 14- Taiwan stocks rose 0.66 percent on Thursday, in line with other regional bourses, with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co in focus ahead of its quarterly results. As of 0121 GMT, the main TAIEX index stood at 8,709.27. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.052 to T $32.402 per U.S. dollar.

  • April 13- China's Tsinghua Unigroup unveiled a stake of roughly 6 percent in Lattice Semiconductor Corp on Wednesday, sending shares of the U.S. chip manufacturer soaring 18 percent on speculation of a possible acquisition. Its shares rose 99 cents to $6.36, giving it a market capitalization of roughly $740 million. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the...

  • TAIPEI, April 13- Taiwan stocks rose on Wednesday along with other regional bourses, driven by gains in technology heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. As of 1:56 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 1.3 percent at 8,640.00, after closing at 8,531.18 in the previous session. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.009 to T $32.373 per U.S. dollar.

  • TAIPEI, April 11- Taiwan stocks fell on Monday, dragged by heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and Hon Hai Precision after the companies reported sales results. Hon Hai, the world's biggest electronics component maker, shed 1.1 percent after releasing March sales. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.001 to T $32.449 per U.S. dollar.

  • April 8- NXP Semiconductors NV is considering a sale of its standard products business and has received interest from Chinese buyers, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter. NXP, whose shares were up about 3 percent in early U.S. trading, may seek at least $2 billion for the unit, which makes semiconductor parts used in consumer...

  • April 8- NXP Semiconductors NV is considering a sale of its standard products business and has received interest from Chinese buyers, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter. NXP, whose shares were up about 2.5 percent in U.S. premarket trading, may seek at least $2 billion for the unit, which makes semiconductor parts used in...

  • TAIPEI, April 8- Taiwan stocks rose on Friday on tentative bargain hunting, led by gains in tech and semiconductor shares, snapping a three-session fall. As of 0252 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.2 percent, to 8,507.46 points, after closing down 0.3 percent in the previous session. On Monday, Taiwan will report its exports data for March.

  • March 30- Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc reported a 29.6 percent fall in quarterly net sales as weak demand for personal computers led to a fall in average selling prices for chips used in PCs. Micron reported a net loss attributable to the company of $97 million, or 9 cents per share, in the second quarter ended March 3, compared with a profit of $934...

  • SEOUL, March 24- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips, announced on Thursday that it plans to adopt a corporate culture akin to a startup, seeking to become more nimble as growth slows. The flagship firm of South Korea's dominant conglomerate will also reduce the number of levels in its staff hierarchy and hold more...