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  • Taiwan stocks fall as ETFs track mainland declines Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 8:57 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Dec 11- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday as exchange-traded funds targeting China shares dropped on the back of selling in mainland bourses, but TSMC and other tech heavyweights defied the broader decline. ETFs were among the most active stocks in Taiwan with Yuanta Daily CSI 300 Bull 2 X ETF down 2.9 percent and Fubon SSE180 Leveraged 2 X Index ETF falling 3...

  • European shares end near two-month low, Aixtron tumbles Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 12:38 PM ET

    *Glencore rises on debt cut plan, lifts miners. LONDON, Dec 10- European shares ended slightly lower on Thursday after touching a two-month low, with retailers and tech firms under pressure even as commodity shares stabilized. Semiconductor stocks took a hit, with Germany's Aixtron, which provides equipment for the semiconductor industry, falling 41 percent...

  • Technology's 2016 outlook: No more easy money Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Microchip technology.

    Much of the "easy money" has already been made. Still, the technology sector is not without opportunities.

  • *China commands fifth of chip design market. HONG KONG, Dec 9- China's multi-billion dollar drive towards self-reliance in semiconductors has spawned a cluster of chip designers that industry experts say could eventually rival leaders Qualcomm Inc and MediaTek Inc. The revelations have made China a harder place for U.S. tech firms to do business, with Qualcomm...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 8- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday following losses in overseas markets and after weak exports data dented hopes the trade-reliant economy can recover in the final months of 2015.. Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd were flat, after the world's largest contract chipmaker said on Monday that it had decided to go forward on building a...

  • Marvell had said it has been contacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Attorney's Office regarding the probe. Marvell's accounting and legal troubles may have kept away potential suitors at a time of record consolidation in the semiconductor sector. Marvell estimated revenue of $674.1 million for the third quarter ended Oct. 31, a 27.5...

  • Stability returning to the semiconductors? Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Stability returning to the semiconductors?

    FMHR trader Stephanie Link details why there may be enticing opportunities in the chip space.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 7- NXP has completed its nearly $12 billion deal to buy Freescale, doubling the proportion of auto-related revenue to 40 percent to create the world's top maker of automotive electronics, it said on Monday. NXP automotive unit chief executive Kurt Sievers said in an interview that the combination will allow the company to assemble a range of...

  • NXP to buy Freescale, creating top auto chipmaker Monday, 7 Dec 2015 | 8:59 AM ET
    Microprocessors sit on a circuit board displayed on the NXP Semiconductors NV pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday, March 2, 2015.

    NXP has closed its nearly $12 billion deal to acquire Freescale, creating the world's top maker of automotive electronics, the company said on Monday.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 7- NXP has closed its nearly $12 billion deal to acquire Freescale, doubling the proportion of auto-related revenue to 40 percent to create the world's top maker of automotive electronics, the company said on Monday. Automotive unit Chief Executive Kurt Sievers said in an interview that the deal would allow NXP to assemble a range of discreet...

  • *NXP set to close $11.8 bln Freescale deal on Monday. *Specialist firms like Melexis, AMS could be targets-analysts. Already, Infineon has reportedly begun talks to take a stake in Japan's Renesas.

  • Semiconductor rally to continue? Wednesday, 2 Dec 2015 | 10:38 AM ET
    Semiconductor rally to continue?

    Alliance Bernstein Senior Analyst Stacy Rasgon explains why the semiconductor sector has seen a recent rally and whether it will continue.

  • *Toshiba needs to secure restructuring funds. TOKYO, Nov 27- Toshiba Corp said on Friday it was considering splitting off part of its chip business, with listing it an option, in a move that would help it raise capital needed to fund restructuring following a $1.3 billion accounting scandal. The accounting scandal rendered Toshiba on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's...

  • TOKYO, Nov 27- Embattled Toshiba Corp said on Friday it was thinking of splitting off most of its chip business into a separate company, with listing the business an option- a move that would help it raise capital in the wake of a $1.3 billion accounting scandal.

  • European shares rise to three-month high in thin trade Thursday, 26 Nov 2015 | 10:30 AM ET

    *Infineon soars after results, dividend beat expectations. MILAN/ LONDON, Nov 26- European shares hit fresh three-month highs on Thursday, rising in thin trade as expectations grew for aggressive European Central Bank action next week. A solid quarterly report from chipmaker Infineon and a rebound in metal prices also provided support.

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 26- German chipmaker Infineon's integration of its $3 billion acquisition of International Rectifier is running ahead of schedule, the company said on Thursday, helping it to report better than expected profits and leaving it free to consider its next move in a rapidly consolidating industry. Strong fourth-quarter results and comments by...

  • Call of the Day: Going in on Intel Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 12:15 PM ET
    Call of the Day: Going in on Intel

    JMP Securities Senior Analyst Alex Gauna discusses the move to upgrade Intel and why the stock is worth owning now.

  • TOKYO/ FRANKFURT, Nov 20- German chipmaker Infineon Technologies has shown interest in investing in Japanese chip firm Renesas Electronics, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, sending shares of Renesas soaring but leaving Infineon nearly unmoved. Some analysts and bankers said the leaks say more about Renesas' desire not to be left out of a global...

  • Nov 19- Privately held chipmaker Montage Technology Group said it is willing to start a cash tender offer to acquire Pericom Semiconductor Corp, indicating the bid might turn hostile. Montage, which is competing in the bidding process with Diodes Inc, offered about $442 million to acquire Pericom, trumping Diodes Inc's $413 million bid. The company said it would...

  • Intel shares rise on good guidance Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    Intel shares rise on good guidance

    Intel shares popped on uplifting comments on the company's outlook. Bernstein analyst Stacy Rasgon discusses if now is the time to buy.