Hardware Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

  • *Defensive Telecom, REIT, consumer staples top gainers. Aug 17- Weak forecasts from Nvidia and Applied Materials hit chipmakers and dragged the Nasdaq lower on Friday, while the S&P 500 and Dow Industrials were kept afloat by gains in the defensive sectors such as telecoms and consumer staples. Chipmaker Nvidia plunged 4.5 percent, while chip equipment maker...

  • *Chip stocks fall on weak Nvidia, AMAT forecasts. Aug 17- The Nasdaq fell on Friday as weak forecasts from chipmakers Nvidia and Applied Materials pushed technology stocks lower, while gains in the defensive telecoms and consumer staples companies helped buttress the S&P 500 and the Dow Industrials. Chipmaker Nvidia dropped 4.5 percent, while chip equipment...

  • *Chip stocks fall on weak Nvidia, AMAT forecasts. Aug 17- The Nasdaq Composite opened lower on Friday as weak forecasts from Applied Materials and Nvidia weighed on chip stocks, while gains in energy stocks due to rising crude prices helped the S&P and the Dow Industrials cut their losses. Nvidia dropped 4 percent after the chipmaker said cryptocurrency-fueled...

  • A technician inspects a 300mm silicon wafer at the Applied Materials Maydan Technology Center in Santa Clara, California.

    Applied Materials' disappointing forecast is adding to fears that a two-year chip boom may be losing steam.

  • Aug 16- Nvidia Corp shares fell as much as 5 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the chip maker said cryptocurrency-fueled demand had dried up and it forecast sales below Wall Street targets, overshadowing quarterly results that otherwise beat expectations. Nvidia previously had forecast sales for cryptocurrency chips for the fiscal second...

  • Aug 16- Applied Materials Inc, the world's largest supplier of equipment used to make chips, forecast current-quarter profit and revenue below Wall Street estimates, adding to fears that a two-year chip boom may be losing steam. "As foundry customers optimize existing capacity, they have trimmed their capital spending plans for the year," Chief Executive...

  • Aug 16- Nvidia Corp shares sank as much as 5 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday after the chip maker said cryptocurrency-fueled demand had dried up and it forecast sales below Wall Street targets, overshadowing quarterly results that otherwise beat expectations. Nvidia previously had forecast sales for cryptocurrency chips for the fiscal second...

  • TOKYO, Aug 16- Japan's export growth slowed in July, with shipments of cars to the United States sinking and as global trade disputes cast doubt over demand for products from the world's third-biggest economy. Japan's exports to the United States fell 5.2 percent, a second straight decline, paced by a 12.1 percent fall in car shipments. "While caution is...

  • TOKYO, Aug 16- Japan's export growth slowed more than expected in July as shipments to the United States fell for a second straight month, with the automotive sector down sharply and global trade disputes casting doubts over foreign demand. Japan's exports to the United States fell 5.2 percent year-on-year in July, down for a second straight month, due to a 12.1...

  • *Trade conflicts pose a risk to export-reliant Japan. TOKYO, Aug 16- Japan's export growth slowed more than expected in July as shipments to the United States fell for a second straight month, with the automotive sector down sharply and global trade disputes casting doubts over foreign demand. Japan's exports to the United States fell 5.2 percent year-on-year...

  • Steve Mollenkopf, CEO of Qualcomm.

    Qualcomm will settle an anti-trust case with Taiwanese regulators for about $93 million.

  • TOKYO, Aug 10- Japan's Nikkei fell to a one-month low on Friday as semiconductor-related shares tumbled after Morgan Stanley downgraded its view on the U.S. chip sector, which offset any boost from Japan's better-than-expected economic growth. The Turkish lira hit an all-time low of 5.75 on Friday after a meeting the day before between a Turkish delegation and...

  • TOKYO, Aug 10- Japan's Nikkei fell on Friday morning as semiconductor-related shares tumbled after Morgan Stanley downgraded its view on the U.S. chip sector, which offset any boost from Japan's better-than-expected second quarter economic growth. Investors are keeping an eye on Japans trade talks in Washington. Both Japan and the United States failed to...

  • CHANDLER, Ariz. _ Microchip Technology Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter profit of $35.7 million. For the current quarter ending in October, Microchip Tech expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.65 to $1.83. Analysts surveyed by Zacks had forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.69.

  • SHANGHAI _ Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $51.6 million. The Shanghai- based company said it had profit of 5 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • SUNNYVALE, Calif. _ Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd. on Wednesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $1 million. On a per-share basis, the Sunnyvale, California- based company said it had profit of 4 cents. For the year, the company reported profit of $14.3 million, or 57 cents per share.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that has put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. But researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown...

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. Researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown vulnerability to...

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. Researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown vulnerability to...

  • President Donald Trump to put pressure on China to negotiate trade concessions after imposing tariffs on $34 billion in goods last month. The latest $16 billion list will hit semiconductors from China, even though many of the basic chips in these products originate from the United States, Taiwan or South Korea. The 25 percent tariffs also will apply to a broad...