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  • 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

    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

    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.

  • 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

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

  • 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

    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.

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

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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?

    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

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

  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Time to Get Bullish on Semis?

    Semiconductor stocks were down 12% in 2011, so is this the year to turn bullish on the sector? Daniel Niles, Alpha One Capital Partners, discusses where he sees opportunities.

  • Inventories will be depleted in the first quarter, but hang on and the sector should pop up to 4 percent this year, C.J. Muse, managing director at Barclays Capital told CNBC on Tuesday.

  • 2012 Volatile Year for Semis?

    Insight on why semiconductor stocks are in for a volatile year , with C.J. Muse, Barclays Capital analyst, who says all in all it will still be a good year for the sector.

  • Semiconductor Stocks to Watch

    Insight on whether the semiconductor group will turn around in 2012, with Craig Berger, FBR Capital Markets senior semiconductor analyst.