Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

  • FRANKFURT, July 14- German chipmaker Infineon Technologies has agreed to buy Wolfspeed Power and RF for $850 million from U.S. company Cree, betting on new energy efficient chips it expects will dominate the market in the next decade. These silicon carbide chips are expected to gradually replace conventional chips in the coming years and will be in demand for...

  • BRIEF-TSMC GUIDES Q3 REVENUE T $254 BLN-T $257 BLN, 2016 CAPEX. July 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. *Guides 2016 capex slightly higher $9.5 bln- $10.5 bln.

  • BRIEF-TSMC SAYS Q2 NET PROFIT T $72.51 BLN@. July 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. *Says Q2 net profit is T $72.51 billion.

  • TAIPEI, July 14- Taiwan stocks rose on Thursday, with tech heavyweight TSMC in focus ahead of its quarterly results later in the day. Taiwan stocks had touched a nearly four-month high earlier this week, tracking gains on Wall Street and other regional bourses. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.083 to T $32.100 per U.S. dollar, hovering at its highest level since August...

  • TSMC Earnings

    TSMC is expected to report strong Q2 earnings and provide even more upbeat Q3 guidance, with a new iPhone coming up, says Daiwa Capital Markets's Rick Hsu.

  • TAIPEI, July 13- Taiwan stocks fell on Wednesday as investors took profit after stocks hit a nearly four-month high in the previous session, with tech heavyweights such as TSMC leading the fall. As of 0447 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 0.04 percent at 8,837.89 points. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.04 to T $32.180 per U.S. dollar.

  • *Q2 operating profit likely $7 bln, highest since Q1 2014. SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than 2 years as Galaxy S7 smartphone sales propelled mobile earnings. The world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips said its...

  • SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than 2 years as Galaxy S7 smartphone sales propelled mobile earnings. The world's top maker of smartphones and memory chips said in a regulatory filing its April-June profit was likely 8.1...

  • Samsung Earnings

    Look out for hints in Samsung Electronic's guidance about efficiency and market share gains, says Moor Insights & Strategy's Patrick Moorhead.

  • *Sales miss expectations for third straight quarter. Falling PC sales, slowing smartphone sales growth hurt. June 30- Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc said it would lower costs, including by cutting jobs and focusing on fewer programs, after its hopes of reversing its fortunes this year were thwarted by a persistently challenging market.

  • Micron Technology

    Micron dropped more than 8 percent in extended trading after the technology company posted lower-than-expected quarterly sales.

  • June 30- Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc said it would lower costs, including by focusing on fewer projects and cutting jobs, after its hopes of reversing its fortunes this year were dashed by a persistently challenging market. On Thursday, CEO Mark Durcan said, "Although we have made good progress in deploying our advanced DRAM and NAND technologies, we...

  • June 30- Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc said it would implement a restructuring plan to lower costs by focusing on fewer projects, job cuts and other measures. Micron's net sales fell to $2.90 billion in the quarter ended June 2, from $3.85 billion a year earlier. Net loss attributable to Micron was $215 million, or 21 cents per share, compared with a profit...

  • *HMI shares rise by maximum daily limit in Taipei. June 16- Chipmaking equipment giant ASML Holdings NV has agreed to buy Taiwanese peer Hermes Microvision Inc for about T $100 billion in a deal to boost their firepower in high-tech services for semiconductor makers. The transaction, announced in a joint statement, comes as firms like Taiwan Semiconductor...

  • *STMicro to scrap $5 bln India chip plant-govt officials. *India now seeks to attract low-tech component firms-officials. MUMBAI, June 15- India's ambitious plan to be a major player in semiconductors, taking on the Chinese and churning out locally-made chips for a new generation of smartphone users, has proved to be a little too ambitious.

  • June 9- A Chinese optical physicist who did consulting work for two Chinese private equity firms agreed to pay nearly $757,000 to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission insider trading charges over a proposed buyout of a Silicon Valley company, the regulator said on Thursday. OmniVision shares rose 15 percent after the Aug. 14, 2014, announcement of a...

  • TAIPEI, June 8- Apple Inc has raised $1.38 billion in its first bond sale in Taiwan, almost 40 percent more than initially expected on an island that is home to the U.S. technology firm's vast supply chain. The bond, callable after the second year, is Apple's first in Taiwan, home to the bulk of a hardware supply chain that involves contract chipmaker Taiwan...

  • Bulls fighting

    This summer, the semiconductor sector could be the battleground for the bulls and bears.

  • BERLIN, June 2- As Beijing moves in to buy up firms from Germany's famed "Mittlestand" of mid-sized manufacturers, politicians are nervous that Chinese owners may take their vaunted technology and move jobs abroad. When Putzmeister, a 58- year-old maker of pumps for concrete, was bought by its Chinese competitor Sany for 360 million euros in 2012, its workers...

  • TAIPEI, May 30- Taiwan stocks rose on Monday on bargain hunting and led by further gains in Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc after the top chip and test packaging company said last week it would join hands with a rival to form a new holding company. On Thursday, ASE and Siliconware Precision Industries Co Ltd, the island's top two chip and test packaging...