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  • BRIEF-TSMC Q2 NET PROFIT T $79.42 BLN, BEATS F'CAST, UP 33 PCT. July 16- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. *TSMC says Q2 net profit T $79.42 billion.

  • Senator John McCain on Wednesday raised concerns about the potential national security implications of a proposed bid by China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd's to acquire U.S. chip maker Micron Technology Inc, and called for a thorough U.S. review. "I am concerned by the potential national security implications of a planned bid by a Chinese state-owned enterprise...

  • July 14- China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd would need to pay as much as $38 billion to buy Micron Technology Inc, analysts said- assuming that the U.S. government approved the purchase of last U.S. maker of dynamic random access memory chips. China has been expressing strong interest in building up its domestic chip industry, and buying Micron would be a major coup.

  • How to play the chip slide Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 2:19 PM ET
    How to play the chip slide

    Chris Rolland, FBR Capital Markets analyst, gives perspective to the semiconductor index as the space takes a hit and analyzes where he sees opportunity.

  • Old tech can't catch a break Tuesday, 7 Jul 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    Old tech can't catch a break

    The FMHR traders discuss oid tech as a semiconductor selloff continues and suggests investment opportunities within the space.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 6- Tumbling markets and economic uncertainty in China pose a risk to major chipmakers such as Qualcomm Inc that derive a big portion of their sales from the world's second-largest economy. Consumer electronics giant Apple Inc could also be vulnerable- 17 percent of the company's overall revenue last fiscal year came from China, and in the...

  • Engineers create wood-based electronics circuits Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    A file photo of a semiconductor wafer.

    A computer chip made out of wood pulp is flexible, transparent and biodegradable, and can be used in wearables and "smart" textiles.

  • Qualcomm spin off looks slim Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Qualcomm spin off looks slim

    Qualcomm's chairman says he has no plans to spin off the company's chip business despite pressure from activist investors.

  • 4 tech trades on Nasdaq's chip drubbing Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 6:40 PM ET
    The Nasdaq in Times Square, New York.

    "Fast Money" traders discussed how to play tech stocks after chipmakers helped drag down the Nasdaq on Friday.

  • June 25- Micron Technology Inc said it expects a further decline in prices of chips used in personal computers, and forecast revenue for the current quarter well below market estimates. Micron Technology makes both dynamic random access memory chips, used mostly in personal computers, and NAND memory chips for storing music, pictures and other data on...

  • NEW YORK, June 19- Texas Instruments Inc could be gearing up to make the next big deal in what has already been a record-breaking year for semiconductor M&A, industry bankers and analysts said. The Dallas, Texas- based chipmaker, which has a market capitalization of $56 billion, has so far stayed on the sidelines as peers Intel Corp, Avago Technologies Ltd and NXP...

  • BEIJING, June 11- U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc said it has appointed old-hand Frank Meng as its chairman for China, a market which accounts for half of the company's overall revenues but where it has hit rough patches in recent times. Qualcomm also said Wang Xiang would leave his role as president of Greater China. Qualcomm's shakeup comes after a long stretch of...

  • BRIEF-TSMC says May sales rise 15.4 percent on year Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 | 1:44 AM ET

    BRIEF-TSMC SAYS MAY SALES RISE 15.4 PERCENT ON YEAR@. June 10- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd. *Says May sales T $70.16 billion.

  • BRIEF-TSMC SAYS BOARD APPROVES PLAN TO SELLS 5 PCT STAKE IN. June 9- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd:. *Says board OKs plan to sell 5 percent stake in Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp for T $3.88 billion.

  • EXCLUSIVE-Chipmaker Atmel exploring sale -sources Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 4:15 PM ET

    June 8- Atmel Corp, a maker of small processors called microcontrollers that are used in the electronics industry, is exploring strategic alternatives, including a possible sale, three people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Atmel, which has a market capitalization of around $4 billion, is working with investment bank Qatalyst Partners on a sale process,...

  • June 5- Intel Corp's $16.7 billion acquisition of programmable-chip maker Altera Corp is not the bad news for Altera's rivals that it may seem to be at first blush. With Altera becoming part of Intel, the San Jose-based company is likely to focus on the x86 microprocessors made by the world's biggest chip company, rather than those made by companies such as ARM...

  • June 1- Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centers. By combining with Altera, Intel will be able to bundle its processing chips with the smaller company's programmable chips, which are used,...

  • Why Intel needs to buy Altera: Expert Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 9:31 AM ET

    Intel is running into technological limitations that Altera's intellectual property can potentially solve, David Garrity tells CNBC.

  • June 1- Intel Corp agreed to buy Altera Corp for $16.7 billion as the world's biggest chipmaker seeks to make up for slowing demand from the PC industry by expanding its line-up of higher-margin chips used in data centers. By combining with Altera, Intel will be able to bundle its processing chips with the smaller company's programmable chips, which are used,...

  • *Intel to offer $54 per share- source. May 29- Intel Corp has resumed talks to buy programmable-chip maker Altera Corp and is close to a $16 billion deal, people familiar with the matter said on Friday, paving way for the third mega semiconductor-chip deal this year. The deal will allow Intel to bundle its own server chips with Altera's line of programmable chips,...