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  • HSINCHU, Taiwan, Nov 19- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd aims to boost capital expenditure next year but doesn't plan to get caught up in the wave of M&As engulfing the industry, the chief executives of the world's largest contract chipmaker said. The Apple Inc supplier is interested in buying capacity and intellectual property, but is not currently...

  • HSINCHU, Taiwan, Nov 19- Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd will not be conservative about capital expenditure next year as customer demand improves, albeit slowly, the two chief executives of the world's largest contract chipmaker said on Thursday. TSMC, which supplies Apple Inc, also expects growth in China to continue at around 20 percent throughout...

  • *Fairchild Semiconductor up after buyout offer. Apple's shares were up 3 percent at $117.07 after Goldman Sachs added the iPhone maker to its "conviction buy" list, saying it sees potential for the stock gaining as much as 43 percent from current levels. "All eyes are on the Fed, while geopolitical concerns remain on the minds of the investors," said Peter Cardillo,...

  • ON Semiconductor to buy Fairchild in $2.4B deal Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 6:58 AM ET
    Technician working with silicon wafers in a high tech lab.

    ON Semiconductor said it would buy Fairchild Semiconductor in a $2.4 billion deal, the latest in a rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry.

  • *Has over Y300 bln in cash for acquisitions. TOKYO, Nov 18- Japanese automotive chip maker Renesas Electronics Corp has earmarked billions of dollars for acquisitions to defend an industry lead under threat from merging peers, its financial chief said on Wednesday. But it will be overtaken after NXP Semiconductors NV and Freescale Semiconductor Ltd merge.

  • Nov 12- Applied Materials Inc, the world's largest maker of machinery used to make semiconductor chips, reported a 4.6 percent rise in revenue, helped by demand from companies making smartphone and memory chips. Applied Materials has been benefiting from higher demand for equipment used for making 3 D NAND chips, which can hold more data and are used in...

  • Applied Materials revenue rises 4.6 pct Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 4:12 PM ET

    Nov 12- Applied Materials Inc, the world's largest maker of machinery used to make semiconductor chips, reported a 4.6 percent rise in quarterly revenue, as it benefited from demand from companies making smartphone and memory chips. Net income rose to $336 million, or 28 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended Oct. 25, from $256 million, or 21 cents per share, a year...

  • Samsung unveils new chipset as smartphones struggle Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890

    Samsung unveiled its next-generation high-end chipset on Thursday, as it moves to differentiate itself and increase profits in the smartphone space.

  • ASML sees next generation machines standard in 2018 Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 2:51 AM ET

    AMSTERDAM, Nov 12- ASML finance chief Wolfgang Nickl said on Thursday that shipments of the semiconductor equipment supplier's newest generation machines would become routine by 2018.. Speaking at the Morgan Stanley technology and media conference in Barcelona, Nickl repeated the company would ship three of its newest lithography machines, which cost...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 11- Activist hedge fund Elliott has increased its stake in Anglo-German chipmaker Dialog Semiconductor to 3.6 percent and said it has received positive feedback from co-shareholders for its rally to vote against the acquisition of U.S. peer Atmel. "Should Dialog shareholders vote against the transaction then we would envisage maintaining...

  • Taiwan stocks rise after historic Ma-Xi meeting Sunday, 8 Nov 2015 | 8:42 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Nov 9- Taiwan stocks rose on Monday after leaders of Taiwan and China met for the first time in more than six decades at the weekend, led by gains in heavyweights such as TSMC. Mediatek, which is Taiwan's biggest chip design house and a major player in the China market, rose 0.5 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.085 to T $32.645 per U.S. dollar.

  • *Tsinghua to make more investment in Taiwan tech firms- analysts. HONG KONG/ SHANGHAI, Nov 6- China's Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd plans to invest 80 billion yuan in a new memory chip factory via the world's largest private placement, in the latest move by the state-backed technology conglomerate to bolster its fledgling chip industry. Tsinghua Unigroup, controlled by...

  • SHANGHAI/ HONG KONG, Nov 6- Chinese technology conglomerate Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd plans to invest 80 billion yuan in building a new memory chip factory and making acquisitions, channelling the funds into a private placement by an affiliate announced late on Thursday. Tsinghua Unigroup, controlled by Tsinghua University in Beijing which counts President Xi...

  • Nov 4- Qualcomm Inc forecast first-quarter profit way below analysts' expectations as the chipmaker struggles against fierce competition from Chinese and Taiwanese rivals, and faces delays in closing new licensing agreements in China. Qualcomm's agreements with two major Chinese customers are taking longer than anticipated, Chief Executive Steve...

  • BRUSSELS, Nov 3- U.S. chipmaker Avago Technologies is set to win unconditional EU antitrust approval for its proposed $37 billion takeover of Broadcom Corp, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Avago serves the wireless and industrial markets while Broadcom's connectivity chips are used widely in smartphones made by Apple and Samsung...

  • *Allergan up after confirming buyout talks with Pfizer. *NXP Semiconductors slides after bleak forecast. Stocks had jumped on Wednesday following the Fed statement and, after a strong run from the end of September, were due for a "reprieve," said Jason Ware, chief investment officer at Albion Financial, in Salt Lake City.

  • *Rivals including LG Electronics already securing big contracts. Data compiled by Thomson Reuters IP& Science shows the world's top smartphone maker and other Samsung Group tech affiliates are ramping up research and development for auto technology, with two-thirds of their combined 1,804 U.S. patent filings related to electric vehicles and electric...

  • *Allergan up after confirming buyout talks with Pfizer. *NXP Semiconductors slides after bleak forecast. Stocks had jumped on Wednesday following the Fed statement and, after a strong run from the end of September, were due for a "reprieve," said Jason Ware, chief investment officer at Albion Financial, in Salt Lake City.

  • *Allergan up after confirming buyout talks with Pfizer. *NXP Semiconductors slides after bleak forecast. Stocks had jumped on Wednesday following the Fed statement and, after a strong run from the end of September, were due for a "reprieve," said Jason Ware, chief investment officer at Albion Financial, in Salt Lake City.

  • *Q3 net revenue down 6.5 pct at $1.76 bln vs f'cast $1.81 bln. FRANKFURT/ PARIS, Oct 29- Europe's largest chipmaker STMicroelectronics warned that a deterioration in business conditions in China in August had spread to other regions and could continue for two quarters. "We saw a deterioration during the quarter and in October so far," Chief Executive Carlo Bozotti...