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  • Chipmaker Marvell Loses $1.17 Billion Patent Verdict Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 5:53 AM ET

    A federal jury on Wednesday found that Marvell Technology Group infringed two patents held by Carnegie Mellon University, and ordered the chipmaker to pay $1.17 billion in damages.

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    Japan's Renesas Electronics, the world's biggest maker of microcontroller chips, was thrown a lifeline on Monday after gaining 150 billion yen ($1.8 billion) in a government-led bailout.

  • Qualcomm Wired For Wireless Success Thursday, 8 Nov 2012 | 9:45 AM ET
    Qualcomm Wired For Wireless Success

    Paul Jacobs, Chairman & CEO of Qualcomm, discusses his company's better-than-expected earnings, and explains why he is so bullish on the year ahead.

  • Cramer: Here’s How to View Earnings Season Monday, 22 Oct 2012 | 6:10 PM ET
    Don’t Bolt from This Market: Cramer

    To Jim Cramer, today’s stock market is all about expectations and here's why.

  • Microsoft Earnings Drive Tech Worries Friday, 19 Oct 2012 | 11:55 AM ET
    Microsoft Earnings Drive Tech Worries

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs reports how Microsoft's disappointing earnings is impacting the tech sector.

  • AMD to Lay Off 15% of Staff; Earnings Miss Thursday, 18 Oct 2012 | 5:17 PM ET
    AMD to Lay Off 15% of Staff; Earnings Miss

    The company said it plans to lay off 15 percent of its staff as part of a broader restructuring plan after reporting a worse-than-expected net loss.

  • Citi Analyst Predicts Worst 3Q Ever in PC History Friday, 7 Sep 2012 | 12:18 PM ET
    Citi Analyst Predicts Worst 3Q Ever in PC History

    Everywhere you look, PC data points are bad, Citigroup semiconductor analyst Glen Yeung told CNBC on Friday.

  • Texas Instruments

    The chip maker reported earnings that beat analysts' expectations but its projections for third-quarter earnings and revenue fell short of forecasts.

  • As Computers Evolve, More Opportunity for Intel: CEO Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 4:47 PM ET
    Intel CEO Paul Otellini

    Computers are changing, and Intel will continue to be powering them, CEO Paul Otellini told CNBC Tuesday.

  • Global Smartphone Plays on Apple's Earnings Tuesday, 24 Apr 2012 | 10:26 AM ET
    Global Smartphone Plays on Apple's Earnings

    An international trade on the smartphone space ahead of Apple's earnings, with Tim Seymour, Triogem Asset Management.

  • AMD Posts a Net Loss but Earnings Beat Forecasts Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 5:10 PM ET
    AMD

    The chip maker reported a net loss as it tries to win market share in a market dominated by Intel but its earnings and revenue beat expectations. Shares rose.

  • Applied Materials CEO on Earnings. Chips Market Thursday, 29 Mar 2012 | 7:00 AM ET
    Applied Materials CEO on Earnings. Chips Market

    The second quarter will be a very good quarter for us, says Michael Splinter, Applied Materials chairman/president/CEO, who adds the mobility market is driving growth for the company.

  • Jim Cramer: How to Use This Market’s Strength Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 6:29 PM ET

    This is a case-by-case market, not one that’s driven by averages, the “Mad Money” host says. 

  • Japan Firms Talk on System Chip Tie In Reform Drive Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 10:45 PM ET
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    Renesas Electronics and two other big Japanese chip makers have begun talks to combine their system chip operations and outsource production in a government-backed deal, sources said, as pressure mounts for drastic reforms to confront stiff global competition.

  • Tide Turning for Semiconductors? Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    Tide Turning for Semiconductors?

    Is the semiconductor sector poised for a turnaround after being negative in the second half of 2011? Dan Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners, discusses.

  • Broadcom's Earnings Trade Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 5:31 PM ET
    Broadcom's Earnings Trade

    The Fast Money crew, with the play on Broadcom's earnings, after the market's close.

  • Finerman Fine Print: Credit Card Migration to Chips Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 | 5:25 PM ET
    Finerman Fine Print: Credit Card Migration to Chips

    The play on MasterCard and Visa pushing stores to allow high tech credit and debit cards, with Karen Finerman, Metropolitan Capital Advisors.

  • Cypress CEO on Earnings & Outlook Friday, 27 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    Cypress CEO on Earnings & Outlook

    TJ Rodgers, Cypress Semiconductor CEO discusses his company's earnings and next quarter's lower expectations, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer: Gauging Tech's Outook with Avnet Thursday, 26 Jan 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    Cramer: Gauging Tech's Outook with Avnet

    Rick Hamada, Avnet CEO, discusses his company's earnings, and the forecast for the tech sector in 2012, with Mad Money's Jim Cramer.

  • Cramer's Five Major Market Themes Tuesday, 24 Jan 2012 | 6:00 PM ET
    Cramer's Five Major Market Themes

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer tells investors which five themes to look for in 2012, including; luxury spending; a bottom in the semiconductors; a resurrection of the cloud; Europe as a positive, and the mainstreaming of natural gas as a surface fuel.