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  • TAIPEI, Jan 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd on Thursday estimated capital expenditure for this year of $9 billion to $10 billion, at least 10 percent more than the four-year low of 2015.. Last year's total of $8.12 billion came as a slump in the global technology sector and slowing economic growth in China, the world's largest smartphone market,...

  • SEOUL, Jan 14- Qualcomm Inc said on Thursday Samsung Electronics Co Ltd will become the sole manufacturer of its new flagship mobile chip, a major boost for the South Korean tech giant as it vies for deals with bigger rival TSMC. The deal, which some analysts estimate is worth over $1 billion, comes as Samsung, a major Apple Inc supplier, is heading into another profit...

  • BRIEF-TSMC SAYS Q4 NET PROFIT T $72.84 BLN@. Jan 14- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd:. *Says Q4 net profit T $72.84 billion.

  • Intel to see another strong quarter: Morningstar Wednesday, 13 Jan 2016 | 5:22 PM ET
    Intel to see another strong quarter: Morningstar

    Intel will beat its Q4 midpoint revenue guidance on the back of its new 'Skylake' chips and data center growth, explains Abhinav Davuluri, equity analyst at Morningstar.

  • Time to buy Intel? Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 12:57 PM ET
    Time to buy Intel?

    Discussing her play on Intel, with Stephanie Link, TIAA-CREF managing director and equity portfolio manager.

  • One sign that Apple may have bottomed Friday, 8 Jan 2016 | 2:25 PM ET
    Shoppers and salespeople at an Apple store in New York.

    Could it mean relief for battered shares of Apple, which rose Friday as the markets struggled for gains?

  • Two more key Apple suppliers cut revenue forecasts Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 6:34 PM ET
    An Apple store in New York

    It's the latest in a string of supplier woes that have dimmed Apple's shine on Wall Street.

  • *Ceva up against car safety leaders such as Mobileye, NXP. TEL AVIV, Jan 6- Israeli chip designer Ceva Inc has set its sights on the rapidly growing market for automotive safety technology as it seeks to diversify beyond processors used in mobile phones. Ceva already licenses its designs to chipmakers such as Intel and Samsung, who embed its digital signal...

  • Microchip prepares binding offer for Atmel -sources Monday, 4 Jan 2016 | 3:53 PM ET

    Jan 4- Microchip Technology Inc is planning to submit a binding offer for Atmel Corp by early next week, according to people familiar with the matter, challenging Atmel's planned merger with Dialog Semiconductor Plc. Semiconductor manufacturers Microchip and Atmel have made some progress in their merger negotiations, though the talks could still fall apart,...

  • SEOUL, Jan 4- South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it expects a difficult business environment in 2016 due to weak global economic conditions and heightened competition in key businesses including memory chips and smartphones. "Negative impact from weak demand and falling sales prices for semiconductor and liquid crystal display...

  • Fairchild: Bidder revises $21.70 a share offer Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 6:52 PM ET
    Fairchild Semiconductor in South Portland, Maine

    Fairchild Semiconductor said Tuesday it has received an unsolicited bid to buy all of its outstanding common stock for $21.70 per share.

  • Expect another record year for chip M&A activity Tuesday, 29 Dec 2015 | 3:18 PM ET
    Expect another record year for chip M&A activity

    Macquarie technology analyst Deepon Nag discusses potential M&A activity at Intel and the impact of driverless cars in the chip space.

  • Taiwan stocks steady before holidays; blue-chips up Sunday, 27 Dec 2015 | 9:12 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Dec 28- Taiwan stocks rose in quiet trading on Monday before the New Year holidays, with shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co leading other blue-chips higher. Among the most actively traded stocks, TSMC, the world's top contract chip maker, rose 0.4 percent while Mediatek, Taiwan's biggest chip design house, jumped 1.4 percent.

  • Taiwan stocks edge up ahead of holidays Thursday, 24 Dec 2015 | 8:24 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Dec 25- Taiwan stocks edged up on Friday amid pre-Christmas caution, with heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co little changed. Fubon Financial Holdings, the parent of Taiwan's No.2 life insurance company, added 0.1 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.222 to T $32.780 per U.S. dollar.

  • *Expects Q2 loss 5- 12 cents/ shr vs est profit of 22 cents. Micron, which makes DRAM and NAND flash memory chips, forecast a loss of 5- 12 cents per share and revenue of $2.9 billion- $3.2 billion for the current quarter ending March 5. Analysts on average were expecting a profit of 22 cents and revenue of $3.46 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

  • Dec 22- Memory chipmaker Micron Technology Inc reported a bigger-than-expected fall in quarterly revenue, hurt by weak demand for chips used in personal computers and as average selling prices fell. Net income attributable to Micron fell to $206 million, or 19 cents per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 3, from $1 billion, or 84 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • Dec 17- Power Integrations Inc said a jury awarded the company 139.8 million in damages from Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc for infringing two of its patents after a trial in a San Francisco federal court. The latest award is larger than the $105 million verdict that Power Integrations won last year but was later set aside by the court in view of an...

  • Dec 17- Power Integrations Inc said a jury awarded the company 139.8 million in damages from Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc for infringing two of its patents after a trial in a federal court in San Francisco. The latest award is larger than the $105 million verdict that Power Integrations won last year but was later set aside by the court in view of an...

  • Some concern over Apple supply chain: Analyst Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 2:59 PM ET
    A shopper in an Apple store looking at an Apple iPhone 6s in Moscow.

    Shares of Apple dipped below $110 Wednesday morning, continuing a slide after a supplier trimmed its outlook earlier in the week.

  • Dec 15- Microchip Technology Inc is the semiconductor manufacturer which made the $3.8 billion unsolicited offer for peer Atmel Corp that was disclosed last week, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Atmel said on Dec. 11 it had started negotiations with an unidentified party that made a $9 per share cash offer that could potentially be deemed more...