Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Semiconductors

  • FRANKFURT/ WASHINGTON, Dec 2- President Barack Obama blocked a Chinese investment fund from acquiring the U.S. business of German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron because the deal posed a risk to American national security, the Treasury Department said on Friday. In 2012, Obama ordered Ralls Corp, owned by China's Sany Group, to sell its interest in wind...

  • TAIPEI, Dec 2- Taiwan stocks fell to a one-week low on Friday, tracking overnight declines on the Wall Street and other regional bourses, pulled down by tech heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. As of 0154 GMT, the main TAIEX index was down 1.05 percent at 9,165.90 points, its lowest since Nov. 25. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.077 to T $31.969...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 30- Taiwan stocks rose slightly in cautious trading on Wednesday, paced by modest gains in tech heavyweights including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. As of 0326 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 0.3 percent at 9,218.24 points, hovering near a three-week high, hit in the previous session. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.06 to T $31.878 per U.S....

  • *Samsung says conducting review for optimal corporate structure. SEOUL, Nov 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will consider whether to transition to a holding company structure, a move long expected as the next succession step for the founding Lee family's heirs. The world's top maker of smartphones, memory chips and televisions said...

  • Companies from Alphabet Inc's Google to Uber Technologies Inc and Tesla Motors Inc are vying to put autonomous vehicles on U.S. roads, which could radically reshape transportation across the country. Intel will provide a "system on chip" for autonomous vehicle systems that Delphi and Mobileye are developing together, Glen De Vos, Delphi's vice president of...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 29- Taiwan stocks rose for a third straight session on Tuesday and hit an almost three-week high, helped by technology heavyweights such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and Hon Hai Precision Industry. As of 0410 GMT, the main TAIEX index was up 0.2 percent at 9,243.12 after closing 0.7 percent higher in the previous session.

  • *Samsung says conducting review for optimal corporate structure. SEOUL, Nov 29- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will consider whether to transition to a holding company structure, a move long expected as the next succession step for the founding Lee family's heirs. The world's top maker of smartphones, memory chips and televisions said...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG Nov 28- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a buyout fund that agreed to acquire U.S.-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp for $1.3 billion earlier this month, is funded partly by cash originating from China's central government and also has indirect links to its space program, Chinese corporate filings show.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG Nov 28- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a buyout fund that agreed to acquire U.S.-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp for $1.3 billion earlier this month, is funded partly by cash originating from China's central government and also has indirect links to its space program, Chinese corporate filings show.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK/ HONG KONG Nov 28- Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, a buyout fund that agreed to acquire U.S.-based chip maker Lattice Semiconductor Corp for $1.3 billion earlier this month, is funded partly by cash originating from China's central government and also has indirect links to its space program, Chinese corporate filings show.

  • TAIPEI, Nov 28- Taiwan stocks rose to a near three-week high on Monday as Wall Street's record-closing highs bolstered market sentiment, paced by gains in techs and financial shares. Wall Street's three main indexes closed at record highs on Friday, helped by gains in consumer staples and technology stocks as investors hunted for bargains in a post-election...

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 23- German chipmaker Infineon raised its medium-term profitability target on Wednesday, banking on strong growth in its automotive business as carmakers invest heavily on electric and self-driving vehicles. The increased operating margin target outweighed a cautious annual revenue forecast and Infineon shares traded 1.6 percent higher...

  • Options Action: Trader bets $3M on a chip stock that is up 200% this year

    "Fast Money" trader Dan Nathan breaks down a $3 million bet on Advanced Micro Devices in the options market.

  • Nov 21- Analog chipmaker Macom Technology Solutions Holdings Inc said on Monday it would buy fellow chipmaker Applied Micro Circuits Corp for about $770 million to expand its data center connectivity business. Macom's offer of $8.36 per share, comprising of $3.25 of cash and 0.1089 Macom shares, represents a premium of 15 percent to Applied Micro's Friday...

  • TAIPEI, Nov 17- Taiwan stocks rose on Thursday, led by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co and other Apple Inc suppliers after Apple shares gained more than 2 percent in U.S. trading on Wednesday. As of 0353 GMT, the main TAIEX index rose 0.3 percent to 8,984.69 points, after closing higher at 8,962.22 points in the previous session. The Taiwan dollar softened T...

  • *Q3 adj net profit $49 mln vs $43 mln forecast. JERUSALEM, Nov 15- Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz reported record quarterly revenues on Tuesday and said annual earnings growth should accelerate in 2017 as the company takes on new customers. TowerJazz, which makes chips for smartphones, battery chargers, AC/DC adapters and image sensors, said it earned $49 million...

  • TOKYO, Nov 8- Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp raised its annual operating profit forecast by 50 percent on Tuesday, saying it expects demand for its NAND flash memory chips to remain strong for the rest of the business year. The group now expects an operating profit of 180 billion yen for the year ending in March, slightly below an average forecast of 182...

  • MUNICH, Nov 5- NXP Semiconductor, the world's largest chip supplier to the automotive industry, expects efforts to make self-driving cars will lead to more consolidation in its sector, the company's automotive head told Reuters. Maybe in a broader perspective, all things connected to the internet, " Kurt Sievers, NXP's general manager Automotive said.

  • TAIPEI, Nov 4- Taiwan stocks edged up on Friday while sentiment remained subdued due to uncertainty over a tight U.S. presidential election. Cathay Financial Holdings, parent company of Taiwan's biggest life insurer- Cathay Life Insurance, rose as much as 1.4 percent. The Taiwan dollar softened T $0.027 to T $31.495 per U.S. dollar.

  • Qualcomm and FitBit after-hours

    CNBC's Josh Lipton reports details from Qualcomm and FitBit quarterly earnings and conference calls. The "Fast Money" traders weigh in.