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  • 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,...

  • *Broadcom, Avago shares slip after big rise on Wednesday. May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd agreed on Thursday to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the largest merger of chipmakers ever, turning a lesser known company run by a ferocious dealmaker into one of the biggest industry players. Avago, which serves the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom...

  • May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd's $37 billion deal to buy chipmaker Broadcom Corp creates new competitive challenges for Qualcomm and may force the world's largest mobile chip maker to radically rethink its own strategy. Qualcomm Inc, which has dominated the market for connectivity chips on smartphones, has been looking to extend its reach into data centers...

  • *Broadcom, Avago shares slip after big rise on Wednesday. May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd agreed to buy Broadcom Corp for $37 billion in the biggest chip industry deal ever, creating a company that will be able to supply chips used in everything from iPhones to servers used in data centers. Avago, a maker of chips for the wireless and industrial markets, is offering...

  • UPDATE 1-Avago to buy Broadcom in $37 bln chip deal Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:41 AM ET

    May 28- Avago Technologies Ltd said it would buy fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $37 billion. Avago, a maker of chips for the wireless and industrial markets, is offering Broadcom shareholders $17 billion in cash and Avago shares valued at $20 billion. Broadcom had a market value of $28.85 billion as of Tuesday's close, while...

  • 6 trades on big day for chip makers Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 7:08 PM ET
    The Qualcomm booth at the 2014 International CES.

    Intel, Qualcomm and Broadcom all saw big gains on Wednesday, and "Fast Money" traders discussed which names have more room to run.

  • May 27- Avago Technologies Ltd is close to an agreement to acquire fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal that could boost Avago's clientele of top-tier smartphone companies. A deal between Avago and Broadcom could come as early as this week, the people said, cautioning that the negotiations had not yet been...

  • UPDATE 1-Avago nears deal for Broadcom-sources Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:06 PM ET

    May 27- Avago Technologies Ltd is close to an agreement to acquire fellow chipmaker Broadcom Corp, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. A deal between Avago and Broadcom could come as early as this week, the people said, cautioning that the negotiations had not yet been finalized. Shares of Broadcom, which had a market value of about $29 billion as...

  • May 14- Applied Materials Inc, the No. 1 maker of machinery used to make semiconductor chips, posted quarterly profit and revenue above market estimates, largely driven by demand from makers of memory chips. D.A. Davidson& Co analyst Thomas Diffely said Applied Materials performed better than many investors had feared after the company's $10 billion takeover...

  • The semiconductor trade: 4 stocks to watch Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 7:50 PM ET
    Broadcom Corp. signage is displayed outside of the company's headquarters in Irvine, California.

    "Fast Money" traders looked at stocks that could pop in the battered semiconductor sector after Applied Materials' earnings beat.

  • *Car companies use Nvidia's "supercomputer on a chip". DETROIT, May 14- It took Silicon Valley chipmaker Nvidia Corp the better part of a decade to gain acceptance as a global automotive supplier, a lesson for other technology firms hoping to make a similar transition from consumer electronics to car components. Nvidia had a thriving business in supplying...

  • UPDATE 1-Applied Materials revenue beats estimates Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 5:20 PM ET

    May 14- Applied Materials Inc's quarterly revenue and profit beat market estimates due to increased demand for its chip equipment spares, consulting services and gear used to make display screens. Revenue in its applied global services business jumped 21 percent to $646 million in the second quarter ended April 26, Applied Materials said.

  • Applied Materials revenue rises 3.8 pct Thursday, 14 May 2015 | 4:07 PM ET

    May 14- Applied Materials Inc reported a 3.8 percent rise in quarterly revenue as chipmakers spent more on technology used to make smartphones and memory chips. Net income rose to $364 million, or 29 cents per share, in the second quarter ended April 26, from $262 million, or 21 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue at the rose to $2.44 billion from $2.35 billion.

  • May 14- Avago Technologies Ltd, looking to acquire a fellow chipmaker, has reached out to potential targets including Xilinx Inc, Renesas Electronics Corp and Maxim Integrated Products Inc, according to people familiar with the matter. Neither Silver Lake nor KKR still own stakes in Avago, but the former provided financing for Avago's $6.6 billion acquisition...

  • *Adjusted Q1 EPS $0.78 vs $0.49 forecast. TEL AVIV, May 13- Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz beat estimates for first-quarter net profit thanks to revenue from its joint venture in Japan with Panasonic Corp as well as growing market share among its largest customers. It earned 78 cents per share excluding one-time items, compared with 40 cents a year earlier as...

  • May 12- TPG Capital LP partner John Marren has a reputation for savvy technology investments and for leading the private equity firm's technology buyouts team. Several companies in TPG's portfolio, including telecommunications equipment company Avaya Inc, chipmaker Freescale Semiconductor Ltd and financial software group SunGard Data Systems Inc, on...

  • Nvidia quarterly revenue rises 4.4 pct Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    May 7- Nvidia Corp posted a 4.4 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as the graphics-chip maker moves beyond supplying chips for personal computers to focus on processors for cars and cloud computing. Nvidia's net income fell to $134 million, or 24 cents per share, for the first quarter ended April 26, from $137 million, or 24 cents per share, a year earlier.

  • PYEONGTAEK, South Korea, May 7- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday its new $14 billion South Korean chip plant, which is expected to help drive growth as smartphone earnings slow, will start production sometime in the first half of 2017.. The world's No.2 chip maker by revenue did not specify what products will be made at the new production line, which will...