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  • SAN FRANCISCO, April 4- Apple Inc's decision to stop licensing graphics chips from Imagination Technologies Group Plc is the clearest example yet of the iPhone maker's determination to take greater control of the core technologies in its products- both to guard its hefty margins and to position it for future innovations, especially in so-called augmented...

  • April 4- Smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc has received approval from U.S. antitrust regulators for its proposed $47 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV, Qualcomm said in a statement on Tuesday. The waiting period required for companies under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act has expired, the company said. The tender offer is now...

  • Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia, holds a Nvidia Drive PX Auto-Pilot Computer during the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California, last March.

    Pacific Crest says graphics card makers have been seeing material demand deceleration since February.

  • *Asks creditors to give their agreement by April 14. TOKYO, April 4- Toshiba Corp asked creditor banks for a new loan and offered as collateral a stake in its memory chip unit that is being split off, sources said, underlining the firm's growing financial woes as it braces for a multi-billion dollar loss. The TVs-to-construction Japanese conglomerate expects to...

  • Apple CEO Tim Cook smiles during a product launch event on Oct. 27, 2016, in Cupertino, Calif.

    There are dozens of companies that get 20 percent or more of their revenue from Apple, according to FactSet.

  • TOKYO, April 1- Apple Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Google have joined bidding for Toshiba's NAND flash memory unit, vying with others for the Japanese firm's prized semiconductor operation, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported on Saturday. The Nikkei business daily reported on Friday that U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and U.S. chipmaker Broadcom Ltd...

  • TAIPEI, March 31- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday, led by the semiconductor and transportation indexes as the Taiwan dollar continued to weaken further from a near-29-month high posted earlier this week. As of 0306 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 0.16. The Taiwan dollar weakened T $0.051 to stand at.

  • TAIPEI, March 31- Taiwan stocks fell on Friday, led by the semiconductor and transportation indexes as the Taiwan dollar continued to weaken further from a near-29-month high posted earlier this week. As of 0306 GMT, the main TAIEX index fell 0.16. The Taiwan dollar weakened T $0.051 to stand at.

  • TOKYO, March 31- U.S. private equity firm Silver Lake Partners LP and U.S. chipmaker Broadcom Ltd have offered Toshiba Corp about 2 trillion yen for its chip unit, the Nikkei business daily reported on Friday. Suitors include Western Digital Corp which operates a chip plant with Toshiba in Japan, Micron Technology Inc, South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc and...

  • *Toshiba wants to raise at least $9 bln from chip unit sale. Chiba, JAPAN, March 30- Toshiba Corp shareholders agreed to split off its prized NAND flash memory unit on Thursday, paving the way for a sale to raise at least $9 billion to cover U.S. nuclear unit charges that threaten the conglomerate's future. Coming a day after Westinghouse filed for bankruptcy, the...

  • *Toshiba hopes to raise at least $9 bln from chip unit sale. TOKYO, March 30- Toshiba Corp's shareholders on Thursday approved a proposal to split off the Japanese company's prized NAND flash memory unit, paving the way for a sale of a majority stake or even all of the business. It hopes to raise at least $9 billion and the company has said it believes the unit will be...

  • TOKYO, March 30- Toshiba Corp's shareholders on Thursday approved a proposal to split off the Japanese company's NAND flash memory unit, paving the way for the sale of most of its prized business. In the wake of mounting losses at its U.S. nuclear arm Westinghouse, Toshiba plans to sell a majority stake or even all of the chip unit. Toshiba has said it expects the...

  • What Toshiba will look like in a year's time

    Roger Kay, Endpoint Technologies Associates, says Toshiba is likely to have sold its memory chip unit 12 months down the road.

  • TOKYO, March 29- Toshiba Corp's CEO said on Wednesday that offers received so far for a stake in its NAND flash memory business are high enough for the Japanese company to avoid falling into negative shareholder equity. "We expect the chip unit valuation will be at least 2 trillion yen, Satoshi Tsunakawa said at a news briefing in Tokyo after the company's U.S.

  • SEOUL, March 29- A consortium led by South Korea's SK Hynix Inc has offered to pay more than $9 billion for a majority stake in Toshiba Corp's memory chip business, the Maeil Business Newspaper reported on Wednesday citing unnamed sources. The South Korean media report said SK Hynix has partnered with Japanese financial institutions to bid for the Toshiba...

  • SEOUL, March 29- South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc is in talks with Japanese financial investors about forming a consortium and jointly bidding for Toshiba's memory chip business, Korea Economic Daily reported on Wednesday citing unnamed sources. The paper said SK Hynix, the world's No. 2 memory chip maker behind Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, plans to submit a...

  • *Samsung Group chief's arrest complicates structure review. Investors had expected the global leader in smartphones and memory chips to adopt a holding company structure, as the founding Lee family tries to solidify its control of the Samsung Group flagship. The South Korean tech giant used the general meeting to give investors a sense of how it is...

  • *Samsung Group chief arrested, indicted on bribery, other charges. Investors had expected the global leader in smartphones and memory chips to adopt a holding company structure, as the founding Lee family tries to solidify its control of the Samsung Group flagship ahead of a leadership succession. But Chief Executive Kwon Oh- hyun told the annual shareholder...

  • TAIPEI, March 24- Taiwan stocks were little changed on Friday as investors remained cautious after the government announced a stimulus package amid uncertainty from trading partners the United States and China, and the central bank left its policy rate steady as expected. The main TAIEX index was down 0.1 percent at 9,925.43 as of 0110 GMT, after closing...

  • SEOUL, March 24- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it will be difficult to adopt a holding company structure at this time, giving investors their first insight into how the South Korean tech giant is approaching a potential restructuring. Investors have long speculated that the global leader in smartphones and memory chips will adopt a holding company...