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  • SEOUL, July 12- SK Hynix Inc does not plan to abandon its aim to gain equity in Toshiba Corp's $18 billion memory chip business, the South Korean firm's chief executive said on Wednesday. CEO Park Sung- wook made the remarks to reporters on the sidelines of an industry event in South Korea, a spokesman for the company said. SK Hynix is part of a Japan- led consortium that...

  • July 11- Western Digital Corp won a temporary U.S. court order on Tuesday saying that Toshiba Corp must allow Western Digital's employees to access databases and chip samples as part of a joint venture with Toshiba between the two around flash memory chip plants in Japan. Western Digital sued Toshiba in San Francisco County Superior Court saying that its joint...

  • TOKYO, July 11- Toshiba Corp told its creditor banks it is in talks with Western Digital Corp and Taiwan's Foxconn over the $18 billion sale of its prized chip unit, banking sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Late last month, Toshiba picked a Japanese government-backed consortium as preferred bidder to buy the conglomerate's semiconductor...

  • On June 21, Toshiba said its preferred bidder was a consortium of Bain Capital and Japanese government investors offering $18 billion. But suitor Western Digital sued Toshiba in San Francisco County Superior Court for an injunction to stop the sale, arguing that a joint-venture it has with Toshiba at a plant in Japan means the chipmaker cannot sell without its...

  • On June 21, Toshiba said its preferred bidder was a consortium of Bain Capital and Japanese government investors offering $18 billion. But suitor Western Digital sued Toshiba in San Francisco County Superior Court for an injunction to stop the sale, arguing that a joint-venture it has with Toshiba at a plant in Japan means the chipmaker cannot sell without its...

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  • TOKYO, July 7- As the $18 billion sale of Toshiba Corp's memory chip unit to a government-approved consortium falters, some bankers and potential investors are pressing the board to seriously consider alternatives, people with direct knowledge of the sale process said- including picking a new buyer. Those people say Toshiba's leadership is sticking to Plan A:...

  • Why are the prices of semiconductors rising?

    CNBC's Arjun Kharpal and Neil Dwane, global strategist at Allianz Global Investors, discuss the price of smartphone chips.

  • *Q2 op profit likely $12.1 bln vs $11.3 bln analyst estimate. SEOUL, July 7- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday estimated a record quarterly operating profit for April-June, propelled by a memory chip boom that analysts say will continue to pad margins for the rest of 2017.. The Apple Inc smartphone rival and global memory chip leader said...

  • *Q2 op profit likely $12.1 bln vs $11.3 bln analyst estimate. SEOUL, July 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday said its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 72 percent from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates, as strong memory chip prices helped widen margins. The Apple Inc smartphone rival and global memory chip leader said...

  • SEOUL, July 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Friday said its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 72 percent from a year earlier to a new record, beating analyst estimates, as strong memory chip prices helped widen margins. Samsung, in a regulatory filing, said April-June profit was likely 14 trillion won, its highest ever and better than the 13.1 trillion...

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc will ask the U.S. International Trade Commission to bar Apple Inc from selling some iPhones and iPads in the United States that use chips made by competitor Intel Corp on the grounds that the devices infringe on six Qualcomm patents. In a request that would broaden its legal battle with Apple, San Diego- based Qualcomm...

  • WASHINGTON, July 6- Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc will ask the U.S. International Trade Commission to bar Apple Inc from selling some iPhones and iPads in the United States that use chips made by competitor Intel Corp on the grounds that the devices infringe on six Qualcomm patents. Animosity between the two companies burst into the open in January, when the U.S. Federal...

  • Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm

    Apple has allegedly infringed on six of Qualcomm's patents that improve iPhone battery life.

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    Jon and Pete Najarian spot unusual bullish options activity in Anheuser-Busch, Micron & Advanced Micro Devices.

  • Cramer uses tech's top 10 stocks to argue the sector is not overvalued

    Jim Cramer counters arguments that tech is valued too highly using the S&P 500's best performing tech stocks so far in 2017.

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    Jim Cramer counters arguments that tech is valued too highly using the S&P 500's best performing tech stocks so far in 2017.

  • *Thomson Reuters survey tips record $11.4 bln Q2 profit. "From the second quarter, Samsung will become No. 1 in market share due to the recent increase in data centres and demand for solid-state drives," NH Investment& Securities analyst Peter Lee wrote in a note to clients. Samsung's April-June operating profit is expected to leap 67 percent from a year earlier to...

  • *To also add NAND production line in China. SEOUL, July 4- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will invest at least $18.6 billion in South Korea to extend its lead in memory chips and next-generation smartphone displays, in a plan that promises to create almost half a million jobs. It routinely invests more than $10 billion in chips annually, helping it stay...

  • *To also add NAND production line in China. SEOUL, July 4- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it plans to invest at least 21.4 trillion won in South Korea as it seeks to extend its lead in memory chips and next-generation displays for smartphones. The firm will also add a production line to its NAND plant in Xi'an, China, in response to booming demand for...