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  • TAIPEI, March 24- Taiwan stocks were little changed on Friday as investors remained cautious after the government announced a stimulus package amid uncertainty from trading partners the United States and China, and the central bank left its policy rate steady as expected. The main TAIEX index was down 0.1 percent at 9,925.43 as of 0110 GMT, after closing...

  • SEOUL, March 24- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it will be difficult to adopt a holding company structure at this time, giving investors their first insight into how the South Korean tech giant is approaching a potential restructuring. Investors have long speculated that the global leader in smartphones and memory chips will adopt a holding company...

  • *Expects Q3 adj profit $1.43- $1.57/ shr vs. est $0.90/ shr. *DRAM chip prices up 21 pct in Q2. March 23- Micron Technology Inc forecast current-quarter revenue and profit far ahead of analysts' estimates as prices for memory chips climb amid tight supplies and demand surges for storage chips used in smartphones.

  • The company's shares were up nearly 7 percent at $28.58 in after-market trading on Thursday. Net income attributable to Micron was $894 million, or 77 cents per share, in the second quarter ended March 2, compared with a net loss of $97 million, or 9 cents per share, a year earlier. Excluding certain items, the company earned 90 cents per share, beating the average...

  • March 23- Micron Technology Inc reported a 58.4 percent jump in quarterly revenue, boosted by higher demand for the company's memory chips used in computing devices and storage devices found in smartphones amid tight supplies. Net income attributable to Micron was $894 million, or 77 cents per share, in the second quarter ended March 2, compared with a net loss of...

  • Micron Technology Double-Data-Rate Synchronous Random-Access Memory (SDRAM) chip

    Credit Suisse increases its fiscal year 2017 Micron earnings per share estimate to $3.26 from $2.64.

  • TAIPEI, March 22- Taiwan stocks on Wednesday retreated from a near two-year high hit in the previous session, tracking a sharp pullback on Wall Street, with techs and financials dragging the index down. Wall Street fell sharply on Tuesday as investors were worried that President Donald Trump will struggle to deliver promised tax cuts that propelled the market...

  • TAIPEI, March 21- Taiwan stocks rose to a fresh near two-year high on Tuesday following news the island's export orders grew more than expected, paced by gains in tech exporters including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. As of 2:00 2:00 2:00 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.3 percent, to 9,944.96 points, after closing at 9,912.97 points in the previous...

  • TAIPEI, March 20- Taiwan's export orders grew at their fastest pace in six-and-a-half years in February on strong global demand for electronics that's bolstering makers of memory chips, flat panels and smartphones. The stronger-than-expected performance and a seventh straight month of gains in orders for the trade-reliant economy reinforce...

  • TAIPEI, March 20- Taiwan stocks hit a near two-year high on Monday before reversing gains as investors locked in profits, while overall sentiment remained cautious. Cathay Financial Holding, the parent company of Taiwan's biggest life insurer, was unchanged. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.121 to T $30.505 per U.S. dollar.

  • March 16- U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp said on Thursday it was working with truckmaker Paccar Inc to develop autonomous vehicles. Paccar, which manufactures the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF lines of trucks, has developed a proof-of-concept self-driving truck using Nvidia's technology, the chipmaker said in a blog post. Intel Corp, the world's largest computer...

  • SEOUL, March 16- Prosecutors said they will call in three officials from South Korea's third-largest conglomerate, SK Group, for questioning on Thursday as part of a widening corruption scandal that brought down President Park Guen- hye. An SK Group spokesman had no comment when reached on Thursday. SK Group controls companies such as the world's No. 2 memory chip...

  • TOKYO, March 15- Japan's crisis-racked Toshiba Corp has offered shares in its memory chip unit to creditors as collateral to secure debt refinancing, people briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. Creditors have been asked to respond by March 24. Its main banks- Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank- said they would give Toshiba...

  • TOKYO, March 15- Japan's Toshiba Corp has offered shares of its memory chip unit as collateral to creditors to secure debt refinancing, sources briefed on the matter said on Wednesday. Toshiba met its creditor banks earlier in the day after it missed the deadline for submitting audited third-quarter earnings for a second time on Tuesday. At the meeting, Toshiba...

  • TOKYO, March 15- A Japanese state-backed fund may invest in Toshiba Corp's memory chip business as a minority partner- a move that would help the government prevent a sale to bidders it deems risky to national security, sources familiar with the matter said. If the fund, the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, teamed up with a bidder that would give the suitor a...

  • Toshiba could file for bankruptcy: Expert

    Amid low expectations for the sale of Toshiba's nuclear unit, Bradley Gastwirth of ABR Investment Strategy expects the government to eventually bail out the firm.

  • TOKYO, March 14- Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Tuesday it will speed up looking at whether it should sell a majority of its overseas nuclear power business. It also said it is aiming for an operating profit of 210 billion yen in the year starting April 2019- a target that excludes Westinghouse and its flagship memory chip business which it has put up for sale.

  • *Intel offers $63.54 per share in cash. JERUSALEM/ DETROIT, March 13- Intel Corp agreed to buy Israeli autonomous vehicle technology firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion on Monday in a deal that could thrust the U.S. chipmaker into direct competition with rivals Nvidia Corp and Qualcomm Inc to develop driverless systems for global automakers. Last year, Goldman Sachs...

  • *Intel offers $63.54 per share in cash. JERUSALEM/ DETROIT, March 13- Intel Corp agreed to buy Israeli self-driving technology firm Mobileye for $15.3 billion on Monday in a deal that could thrust the U.S. chipmaker into direct competition with rivals Nvidia Corp and Qualcomm Inc to develop driverless systems and components for global automakers.

  • Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO, speaks during the Intel press conference at CES in Las Vegas, January 4, 2017.

    Intel announced an agreement to buy Mobileye for about $15.3 billion in cash on Monday.