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  • April 8- NXP Semiconductors NV is considering a sale of its standard products business and has received interest from Chinese buyers, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter. NXP, whose shares were up about 3 percent in early U.S. trading, may seek at least $2 billion for the unit, which makes semiconductor parts used in consumer...

  • April 8- NXP Semiconductors NV is considering a sale of its standard products business and has received interest from Chinese buyers, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter. NXP, whose shares were up about 2.5 percent in U.S. premarket trading, may seek at least $2 billion for the unit, which makes semiconductor parts used in...

  • TAIPEI, April 8- Taiwan stocks rose on Friday on tentative bargain hunting, led by gains in tech and semiconductor shares, snapping a three-session fall. As of 0252 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.2 percent, to 8,507.46 points, after closing down 0.3 percent in the previous session. On Monday, Taiwan will report its exports data for March.

  • March 30- Memory-chip maker Micron Technology Inc reported a 29.6 percent fall in quarterly net sales as weak demand for personal computers led to a fall in average selling prices for chips used in PCs. Micron reported a net loss attributable to the company of $97 million, or 9 cents per share, in the second quarter ended March 3, compared with a profit of $934...

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  • SEOUL, March 24- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, the world's biggest maker of smartphones and memory chips, announced on Thursday that it plans to adopt a corporate culture akin to a startup, seeking to become more nimble as growth slows. The flagship firm of South Korea's dominant conglomerate will also reduce the number of levels in its staff hierarchy and hold more...

  • TAIPEI, March 22- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday as dour overseas markets and weak export orders data at home weighed on investor sentiment. Meanwhile, Taiwan's export orders in February fell for the 11th month in a row, data released after market hours on Monday showed, cementing expectations of a rate cut at the central bank's next meeting on Thursday.

  • *Emigrated from Hungary to U.S. SAN FRANCISCO, March 21- Andy Grove, the Silicon Valley elder statesman who made Intel into the world's top chipmaker and helped usher in the personal computer age, died on Tuesday at age 79, Intel said. The company did not describe the circumstances of his death but Grove, who endured the Nazi occupation of Hungary during World War Two,...

  • March 17- Taiwan stocks rose for a second straight day on Thursday, staying near four-month highs, as the U.S. dollar weakened after the U.S. The expectations for lower rates dragged the U.S. dollar down, with the Taiwan dollar firming T $0.3 to T $32.650 per U.S. dollar. Taiwan's benchmark TAIEX index, as of 0241 GMT, was up 0.9 percent at 8,777.56 points, a level not seen...

  • TAIPEI, March 10- Taiwan stocks rose along with other regional bourses on Thursday, led by gains in heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Asian stocks edged up on Thursday after New Zealand surprised markets with a rate cut, keeping investors primed for more stimulus from the European Central Bank later in the day as global policy makers...

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  • FRANKFURT, March 8- Anglo-German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor issued a first-quarter revenue outlook below analysts' expectations as it signaled a continuing softening of the smartphone market. The company, which relies heavily on deliveries of smartphone chips to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, said on Tuesday that it expects first-quarter...

  • The group plans to file what is known as an amicus brief- a form of comment from outside groups common in complex cases- to the Riverside, California, federal judge Sheri Pym. She will rule on Apple's appeal of a court order that would force it to create software to unlock an iPhone associated with last December's shootings in San Bernardino. Semiconductor maker...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Feb 24- A spate of proposed Chinese takeovers of U.S. companies, from the Chicago Stock Exchange to makers of high-end semiconductors, has created a vibrant business for a small circuit of Washington insiders who advise on how to get cross-border deals approved by the U.S. government. China's aggressive, often state-backed overseas buying...

  • Feb 23- MKS Instruments Inc, which makes instruments used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, said it agreed to buy Newport Corp, a manufacturer of laser-based products, for $980 million in an all-cash deal. MKS' offer of $23 per share represents a premium of about 53 percent to Newport's Monday's close. Newport's shares were trading at $22.60 before the...

  • Western Digital agreed to buy SanDisk in a $19 billion deal in October to help increase its ability to make flash memory storage chips used in smartphones and tablets. The London- based investment manager, Alken Asset, said weakness in the storage chip market has hurt Sandisk's stock price which in turn will hurt Western Digital if the deal goes through.

  • Feb 18- Taiwan stocks rose along with other regional bourses on Thursday, led by TSMC which hit a nearly 10- month high after its mixed forecast for the first quarter buoyed investors. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's top contract chipmaker, rose as much as 2 percent to T $151, its highest level since April 2015, after it gave a mixed guidance for...

  • EPS 52 cents vs est. Feb 17- Chipmaker Nvidia Corp reported stronger-than-expected quarterly revenue, driven by strong demand for its graphics chips used in gaming consoles and personal computers. Nvidia's business benefited from the release of major games in the holiday quarter such as "Star Wars: Battle Front", "Need for Speed" and "Call of Duty: Black Ops III".

  • Feb 17- Chipmaker Nvidia Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by strong demand for its graphics chips used in gaming consoles and personal computers. The company also forecast first-quarter revenue of $1.23 billion- $1.29 billion. Net income rose to $207 million for the fourth quarter ended Jan. 31 from $193 million a year earlier.

  • Feb 16- Taiwan stocks rose on Tuesday and headed for their second straight session of gains, with TSMC leading other heavyweights higher even after the world's top contract chipmaker posted a fall in its January sales. The main TAIEX index was up 0.8 percent at 8,127.90 as of 1:20 GMT, after closing marginally higher in the previous session.