Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment Semiconductors

  • Semiconductor equipment maker KLA-Tencor said on Monday it would buy Orbotech in a deal valued at $3.4 billion.

  • KLA-Tencor's offer price of $69.02 per share, comprising $38.86 in cash and 0.25 of its stock, represents a premium of about 15 percent to Orbotech's closing price of $59.90 on Friday. Israel- based Orbotech's shares were up 11 percent at $67.00 in premarket trading, KLA was down nearly 1 percent at $119.50. The deal will diversify California- based KLA-Tencor's...

  • March 16- Qualcomm Inc on Friday said former executive chairman Paul Jacobs would not be renominated for the U.S. semiconductor company's board after Jacobs disclosed his intention to pursue a long-shot acquisition of the firm. President Donald Trump blocked a $117 billion hostile bid from Singapore- based rival Broadcom Ltd to acquire Qualcomm, citing...

  • Hock Tan, CEO of Broadcom

    The stock gained less than half a percent over the five days of trading, bolstered by weekend M&A rumors.

  • March 15- Former Qualcomm Inc Chairman Paul Jacobs has informed its board of directors that he will seek to partner with investment firms to make an offer for the U.S. semiconductor company, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Jacobs has held talks with several investment firms, including SoftBank Group Corp's Vision Fund, but has so far been unable...

  • SHANGHAI, March 15- U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, blocked this week from a takeover bid amid national security fears, was already walking a Pacific tightrope: it has government and defense contracts in America, but two-thirds of its revenue comes from China. President Donald Trump on Monday halted microchip maker Broadcom Ltd's $117 billion takeover of Qualcomm...

  • *Co had expected to invest $7 bln over 3 yrs in Xi'an. The tech giant said in August last year that it expected to invest $7 billion over the next three years to expand its NAND memory chip production in China's northwestern city of Xi'an, but had not specified a future schedule. Samsung will formally begin the process near month-end at Xi'an, earmarked for NAND flash...

  • The tech giant said in August last year that it expected to invest $7 billion over the next three years to expand its NAND memory chip production in China's northwestern city of Xi'an, but had not specified a future schedule.

  • NEW YORK— Broadcom is officially withdrawing its $117 billion bid to buy U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm, two days after President Donald Trump blocked the Singapore company's ambitions over national security fears. Broadcom Ltd. said Wednesday that it was disappointed with Trump's decision. Broadcom had its headquarters in Irvine, California, until a Singapore-...

  • Applied Materials CEO touts his company's 'speed of innovation' with a special VR experience for Cramer

    Jim Cramer sits down with Applied Materials President and CEO Gary Dickerson for insight into the big data market and a special, virtual peek into the company's Silicon Valley technology center.

  • Broadcom CEO Hock Tan speaks as President Donald Trump listens during an event to announce the company is moving its global headquarters to the United States, in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington.

    It was the implications of the president's heavy hand that sent stocks lower, analysts say.

  • Broadcom CEO Hock Tan announces the repatriation of his company headquarters to the United States from Singapore as U.S. President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House on November 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Romit Shah, Nomura Instinet managing director, discusses the outlook for Broadcom in the semiconductors space following the president’s blockage of the Broadcom-Qualcomm deal.

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    Dan Rosen, Rhodium Group, and John Carlin, Morrison & Foerster partner, discuss President Trump blocking the proposed Broadcom takeover of Qualcomm and how it will impact other Chinese investments.

  • NEW YORK— President Donald Trump has blocked Singapore- based chipmaker Broadcom from pursuing a hostile takeover of U.S. rival Qualcomm citing national security issues. Trump's decision was based on the recommendation of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which reviews foreign purchases of U.S. entities. In 2016, then-president...

  • March 13- Broadcom Ltd's Chief Executive Hock Tan is unlikely to put the brakes on his acquisition spree after the microchip maker's $117 billion bid for Qualcomm Inc was blocked by U.S. Broadcom CEO Tan is a serial acquirer who has turned Avago, the small chipmaker he was running with a market value of just $3.5 billion in 2009, into a giant worth more than $100...

  • Chip stocks hit new highs

    CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at the ETFs tracking the semiconductor industry.

  • NEW YORK— Behind the U.S. move to block Singapore- based Broadcom's hostile bid for U.S. chip maker Qualcomm lies a new global struggle for influence over next-generation communications technology— and fears that whoever takes the lead could exploit that advantage for economic gain, theft and espionage. Companies including Qualcomm, based in San Diego, and...

  • Chip stocks rule at the open

    CNBC's Bob Pisani takes a look at what's moving in early morning trading.

  • Qualcomm Inc. CEO Steve Mollenkopf.

    President Donald Trump ordered the immediate and permanent end of takeover talks between the rival chipmakers Monday, citing national security concerns.

  • A strong Micron means Intel's a buy

    Jim Cramer tracks intersecting trends in the technology space and makes a recommendation based on the strength of one chipmaker.