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Japan Hot Stocks-PC-related firms, Tokyo Electron

TOKYO, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average shed1.6 percent and the broader TOPIX also dropped 1.4percent on Wednesday morning.

The following stock was on the move:

**PC-RELATED FIRMS SUFFER ON CONCERNS ABOUT WEAK OUTLOOK**

Companies with significant exposure to the PC market cameunder pressure after Intel Corp , the world's largestsemiconductor maker, dropped 2.7 percent after negative reportsby at least two brokerages, citing weak demand for notebooks.

U.S. chipmaker Intersil Corp estimatedthird-quarter revenue below analyst estimates, which alsoweighed on Japanese PC-related companies.

Printed circuit board maker Ibiden Co Ltd sagged3.9 percent to 995 yen, hitting a nine-year low, while ShinkoElectric Industries Co Ltd , maker of semiconductorpackages and leadframes, shed 1.8 percent to 486 yen.

Nidec Corp , maker of micro motors, dropped 2.7percent to 4,980 yen and TDK Corp lost 1.9 percent to2,820 yen.

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**TOKYO ELECTRON RISES AFTER Q2 ORDERS BEAT EXPECTATIONS**

Tokyo Electron Ltd advanced 1.5 percent to 3,315yen after its second quarter orders came in at 75 billion yen,above market expectations of between 50 and 60 billion yen,traders said.

The producer of semiconductor and LCD making equipment hasfallen 15.5 percent so far this year, underperforming a 2.3percent rise in the Nikkei.

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(Reporting by Dominic Lau; Editing by Joseph Radford andPrateek Chatterjee)

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