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  • FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Jan 26- STMicroelectronics, Europe's third largest semiconductor maker, on Thursday posted solid, in-line results for the final quarter of 2016, driven by phone, automotive and industrial sales and improved factory utilisation. STM reported fourth-quarter net revenue of $1.86 billion, an 11.5 percent increase from the last quarter of 2015...

  • Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm

    Qualcomm chief financial officer George Davis told CNBC that the company is seeing overall softness in its China business.

  • Qualcomm also forecast current-quarter adjusted profit of $1.15- $1.25 per share and revenue of $5.5 billion- $6.3 billion. South Korea's antitrust regulator, The Korea Fair Trade Commission, fined Qualcomm 1.03 trillion won in December for what it called unfair business practices in patent licensing and modem chip sales. Qualcomm is a major supplier to both...

  • Net income attributable to the company more than halved to $682 million, or 46 cents per share, in the first quarter ended Dec. 25, from $1.50 billion, or 99 cents per share, a year earlier. The quarter included a $868 million charge related to the Korea Free Trade Commission investigation, the company said on Wednesday. South Korea's antitrust regulator, The Korea...

  • *Toshiba will disclose size of writedown on Feb. 14. TOKYO, Jan 24- Toshiba Corp's board will meet on Friday to approve plans to make its chip business a separate company and hopes to raise more than 200 billion yen by selling a 20 percent stake in it, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said. Toshiba estimates the value of its chip business- the world's...

  • This analyst is neutral on Samsung

    Mehdi Hosseini at Susquehanna Financial Group says that Samsung valuation is looking rich.

  • SEOUL, Jan 24- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said fourth-quarter operating profit jumped 50 percent to its highest in over three years, as record earnings in its chips business masked the negative impact of its failed Note 7 phones. The world's biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips said October-December operating profit was 9.22 trillion won,...

  • SEOUL, Jan 24- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said fourth-quarter operating profit jumped 50 percent, matching its earlier guidance, as record earnings in its chips business masked the negative impact of its failed Note 7 phones. The world's biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips said October-December operating profit was 9.22 trillion won,...

  • What caused those Samsung Note S7 problems [Please do not upload, needs to be patched]

    Manoj Menon, MD at Frost & Sullivan, says that difficulty in pinpointing the root cause of Samsung's Note S7 problems is understandable.

  • TOKYO, Jan 22- With mounting writedowns from its nuclear business, Japan's Toshiba Corp is looking to sell part of its core semiconductors business, a world No.2 in the flash memory chips used in smartphones. But its rush to plug a hole in its U.S. nuclear business that Japanese media now estimate at as much as $6 billion may complicate any asset sale.

  • Jan 20- Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, days after the U.S. government accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Apple accused Qualcomm of...

  • Jan 20- Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, days after the U.S. government filed a lawsuit that accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Apple accused...

  • Jan 20- Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, days after the U.S. government filed a lawsuit that accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over a key semiconductor in mobile phones. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Apple accused...

  • Jan 20- Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, following a U.S. government lawsuit which accused the chip maker of using anti-competitive tactics to maintain its monopoly of a key semiconductor in mobile phones. In the lawsuit, Apple accused Qualcomm of overcharging for its chips and for refusing to pay some $1 billion in...

  • Jan 20- Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, following a U.S. government lawsuit which accused the chip maker of using anti-competitive tactics to maintain its monopoly of a key semiconductor used in mobile phones. In the lawsuit, Apple accused Qualcomm of overcharging for its chips and for refusing to pay some $1 billion...

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Japan's Toshiba Corp has begun preparations to sell a minority stake in its core chip business, people with knowledge of the matter said, as it urgently seeks funding to avoid being crippled by an upcoming multi-billion dollar writedown. The industrial conglomerate has distributed non-disclosure agreement forms to various funds including...

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Japan's Canon Inc is considering investing in Toshiba Corp's chip business, Kyodo news agency reported on Friday. The report, which did not cite any sources, comes as Toshiba begins preparations to sell a minority stake in its core chip business, aiming to raise funds ahead of an upcoming multi-billion dollar writedown. A representative for Canon...

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Japan's Toshiba Corp has begun preparations to sell a minority stake in its core chip business, people with knowledge of the matter said, as it urgently seeks funding to help avoid being crippled by an upcoming multi-billion dollar writedown. The industrial conglomerate has distributed non-disclosure agreement forms to various funds...

  • TAIPEI, Jan 20- Taiwan stocks rebounded on Friday, though market sentiment remained cautious ahead of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, paced by gains in technology shares. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.117 to T $31.506 per U.S. dollar.

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- Japan's struggling Toshiba Corp has started the process to sell a minority stake in its flash memory chip business worth several billion dollars, and funds Permira and Bain Capital have expressed interest, Kyodo news agency reported. Toshiba is expected to sell 20 to 30 percent of the chip business, Kyodo reported, citing unidentified sources.