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  • EPS 52 cents vs est. Feb 17- Chipmaker Nvidia Corp reported stronger-than-expected quarterly revenue, driven by strong demand for its graphics chips used in gaming consoles and personal computers. Nvidia's business benefited from the release of major games in the holiday quarter such as "Star Wars: Battle Front", "Need for Speed" and "Call of Duty: Black Ops III".

  • Feb 17- Chipmaker Nvidia Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by strong demand for its graphics chips used in gaming consoles and personal computers. The company also forecast first-quarter revenue of $1.23 billion- $1.29 billion. Net income rose to $207 million for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31 from $193 million a year earlier.

  • Feb 16- Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday and headed for their second straight session of gains, with TSMC leading other heavyweights higher even after the world's top contract chipmaker posted a fall in its January sales. The main TAIEX index was up 0.8 percent at 8,127.90 as of 1:20 GMT, after closing marginally higher in the previous session.

  • TAIPEI, Feb 15- Taiwan stocks slipped on Monday in their first trading session after the long Lunar New Year holidays, tracking gains in some regional bourses, with TSMC leading heavyweights higher. Taiwan markets were closed Feb. 4-12 for the New Year holidays. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.315 to T $33.205 per U.S. dollar.

  • Our business is misunderstood: ARM CEO

    Simon Segars, CEO of ARM, says the semiconductor maker is a long-term company investing in products that will ship many years later.

  • TAIPEI, Feb 6- Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd said silicon wafers were damaged at a plant in southern Taiwan where a quake hit early on Saturday, affecting no more than 1 percent of first-quarter shipments. TSMC, whose customers also include Qualcomm Inc, is so far the only major Apple supplier in southern Taiwan to report damage...

  • TAIPEI, Feb 6- Apple Inc supplier Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd said some silicon wafers were damaged at a plant in southern Taiwan where an earthquake hit early on Saturday, but that first-quarter shipments would be unaffected. The world's largest contract chipmaker has production facilities in Tainan city, around 315 km south of the capital...

  • TAIPEI, Feb 6- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said some wafers made in Tainan have been damaged following Saturday's earthquake and that some customers may be affected.

  • Feb 3- Activist investor Starboard Value LP disclosed a stake of about 7 percent in Marvell Technology Group on Wednesday, saying the U.S. chipmaker's shares were "undervalued". Starboard said on Wednesday it would retain Rick Hill, Oleg Khaykin and Jeff McCreary- executives from the semiconductor industry- as advisers in connection with its investment in the...

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

    Starboard Value disclosed a 7 percent stake in chipmaker Marvell Technology on Wednesday, saying it believed that the shares were "undervalued."

  • Feb 3- Activist investor Starboard Value LP disclosed a stake of about 7 percent in Marvell Technology Group on Wednesday, saying the chipmaker's shares were "undervalued." Starboard said it would retain Rick Hill, Oleg Khaykin and Jeff McCreary- executives from the semiconductor industry- as advisers in connection with its investment in the company.

  • Starboard said it would retain Rick Hill, Oleg Khaykin and Jeff McCreary, executives from the semiconductor industry, as advisers in connection with its investment in the company.

  • *Q4 operating profit $5.1 bln, in line with guidance. SEOUL, Jan 28- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday warned of possible weaker earnings this year due to softer sales of gadgets such as smartphones, a trend that is also hurting rival Apple Inc and major chipmakers. Revenue rose 1.1 percent to 53.3 trillion won, slightly better than the 53 trillion won...

  • SEOUL, Jan 28- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday warned of possible weaker earnings this year compared with 2015 due to softer sales of gadgets such as smartphones, a trend that is also hurting rival Apple Inc and major chipmakers. Samsung said its October-December operating profit was 6.1 trillion won, compared with 6.1 trillion won it guided...

  • *Taiwan suppliers warn weak orders, lower Q1 revenue. TAIPEI, Jan 22- Some of Apple Inc's main Asian suppliers expect revenues and orders to drop this quarter, indicating iPhone sales are almost certain to post their first annual decline since the flagship product was launched almost a decade ago. The forecasts of lacklustre sales by companies including Taiwan...

  • *Dialog will receive $137.3 mln breakup fee. FRANKFURT, Jan 15- Shares in Dialog Semiconductor Plc rose as much as 9 percent on Friday after it said it would not enter a bidding war for U.S. chipmaker Atmel Corp. By 0845 GMT Dialog shares were up 3 percent at 27.78 euros after rising as much as 9 percent.

  • *2016 capex likely $9 bln to $10 bln. Demand for high-end smartphones has started the year weak, while in other segments there are already signs of upward demand momentum in emerging markets including China, the world's biggest for smartphones, TSMC said. Last year's total capex of $8.12 billion came as a slump in the global technology sector and slowing economic...

  • TAIPEI, Jan 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd on Thursday estimated capital expenditure for this year of $9 billion to $10 billion, at least 10 percent more than the four-year low of 2015.. Last year's total of $8.12 billion came as a slump in the global technology sector and slowing economic growth in China, the world's largest smartphone market,...

  • SEOUL, Jan 14- Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will become the sole manufacturer of its new flagship mobile chip, a major boost for the South Korean tech giant as it vies for deals with bigger rival TSMC. The deal, which some analysts estimate is worth over $1 billion, comes as Samsung, a major Apple Inc supplier, is heading into another profit...

  • BRIEF-TSMC SAYS Q4 NET PROFIT T $72.84 BLN@. Jan 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd:. *Says Q4 net profit T $72.84 billion.