Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

  • Micron shares fell 7 percent in early trading after brokerage Baird Equity Research downgraded the stock to "underperform", citing fall in memory chip prices. "Continued deterioration in both DRAM and NAND pricing leads us to model eight consecutive quarters of gross margin and EPS contraction," Baird analyst Tristan Gerra, who also lowered his PT to $32 from $75,...

  • Nvidia in the penalty box for now

    Jim Cramer tells investors to steer clear of Nvidia's stock as it hovers near its 52-week lows.

  • Cramer: Don't buy shares of Nvidia—the chipmaker is in the penalty box for now

    Jim Cramer tells investors to steer clear of Nvidia's stock as it hovers near its 52-week lows.

  • Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive officer of Nvidia Corp.

    Jim Cramer tells investors to steer clear of Nvidia's stock as it hovers near its 52-week lows.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- The S&P 500 and Dow Industrials rose on Friday after President Donald Trump said the United States may not have to impose further tariffs on Chinese goods. U.S. stocks moved higher, however, after President Donald Trump said China seemed willing to make a deal on trade and that the United States may not have to impose further tariffs on the Chinese...

  • Nov 16- The S&P 500 swung between gains and losses on Friday following conflicting reports on a U.S. trade deal with China, while weakness in chipmaker Nvidia weighed on the Nasdaq. President Donald Trump said the United States may not have to impose further tariffs on China, but added the situation was still not acceptable to him. Stocks have been volatile as...

  • TOKYO, Nov 14- Japan's Nikkei edged lower in choppy trade on Wednesday morning as investors sold resource stocks after oil prices plunged. "What investors are focused on the most is development in U.S.- China trade talks so the market will likely remain tense for a while." President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said on Tuesday that the United States...

  • GENEVA, Nov 13- The U.S. decision to cut off a Chinese state-backed chipmaker from U.S. suppliers amid allegations the firm stole intellectual property breaks World Trade Organization rules and aims to protect a U.S. monopoly, China told a WTO meeting on Tuesday. Last month the U.S. Commerce Department put Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd on a list of...

  • GENEVA, Nov 13- The U.S. decision to cut off a Chinese state-backed chipmaker from U.S. suppliers amid allegations the firm stole intellectual property from a U.S. semiconductor company breaks World Trade Organization rules and aims to protect a U.S. monopoly, China told a WTO meeting on Tuesday. Last month the U.S. Commerce Department put Fujian Jinhua...

  • Nov 13- IQE, whose semiconductor products are used in Apple Inc's latest iPhones, forecast a 16.4 percent decline in full-year profits, citing a drop in orders at a major chipmaker which supplies 3 D sensing technology. The British company joins a list of firms in Apple's supply chain that have warned on their profits, pointing to weakness in iPhone sales.

  • Computer chip semiconductor

    Semiconductor producer Skyworks Solutions is downgraded by Citigroup in light of Apple's weaker-than-expected iPhone XR outlook.  

  • FRANKFURT/ MUNICH, Nov 12- German chipmaker Infineon Technologies took a further multi-million euro provision to cover a legal dispute, overshadowing strong quarterly results and an upbeat outlook to send its shares sharply lower on Monday. Munich- based Infineon increased provisions by 159 million euros to cover the cost of a possible settlement with the...

  • TOKYO, Nov 8- Toshiba Corp said it is liquidating its British nuclear power unit and selling its U.S. liquefied natural gas business, in an effort to shed troubled assets that could have exposed the Japanese company to future losses. Toshiba sold the world's No. 2 memory chip business to a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital to recover from years...

  • *Taiwan's UMC halts R&D with China partner after U.S. sanction. *China using Taiwan companies, talent to build chip expertise. Shut out of major global semiconductor deals in recent years, China has been quietly strengthening cooperation with Taiwan chip firms by encouraging the transfer of chip-making expertise into the mainland.

  • LISBON, Nov 6- Samsung Electronics expects strong growth at its audio and auto electronics unit Harman, which has put the company "firmly in the picture of the automotive industry" as it eyes the autonomous car market, its chief strategy officer said. Samsung, the world's largest semiconductor manufacturer, bought Harman last year for $8 billion.

  • HONG KONG/ BEIJING, Nov 5- Chinese state-backed semiconductor maker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd billed itself as a national leader in the tech industry. "China once relied on chip imports, but the tireless work of untold numbers of chip experts has meant that from 90 percent imports we have been able to attain localised production," it said,...

  • SHANGHAI, Nov 3- Chinese chipmaker Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co Ltd said on Saturday it has not stolen any technology, after the U.S. Justice Department indicted the state-back firm for stealing trade secrets. The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday indicted Fujian Jinhua, Taiwan's United Microelectronics Corp and three individuals for conspiring to...

  • *Industrials rise after Trump says China talks' move along'. Nov 1- U.S. stocks rose for a third straight day on Thursday, as industrials gained after President Donald Trump said trade talks with China were "moving along nicely," while optimism was boosted by healthy results, especially from chipmakers. "Anything positive on trade is definitely going to be a boost to...

  • *Recently announced $600 mln power chip deal with Apple. FRANKFURT, Oct 31- Dialog Semiconductor posted forecast-beating third-quarter results on Wednesday and gave an upbeat view for the year, even as Korean electronics giant Samsung Electronics cautioned that a two-year memory chip boom is over. It will brief investors on its strategy as a smaller, but more...

  • *Operating profit 17.6 trln won, matching guidance. SEOUL, Oct 31- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd slashed 2018 capex by more than a quarter on Wednesday and warned of lower profit until early next year, calling an end to a two-year boom in memory chips that fuelled record third-quarter profit. Samsung, one of the industry's biggest buyers of chip-manufacturing tools,...