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  • *Apple boosts tech stocks; Micron leads gains in chipmakers. *Biogen plunges after Alzheimer's drug trial scrapped. NEW YORK, March 21- An Apple-led tech rally pushed Wall Street higher on Thursday as jitters over the Federal Reserve's forecast of an economic slowdown were calmed by upbeat economic data.

  • March 21- Shares of semiconductor companies worldwide rose on Thursday, after U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology Inc predicted a recovery in a memory market saddled with oversupply as demand for mobile phones slows. SK Hynix, the world's second-biggest memory chip maker, saw its shares surge nearly 7 percent by 0330 GMT, while Samsung Electronics Co Ltd gained...

  • March 21- Shares of semiconductor companies worldwide rose on Thursday, after U.S. chipmaker Micron Technology Inc predicted a recovery in a memory market saddled with oversupply as device demand sags. Micron said on Wednesday it saw recovery in the memory chip market, after reporting quarterly profit that beat analysts' estimates as cost controls helped...

  • Micron Technology

    Micron Technology said it sees a recovery in the memory chip market coming and reported a quarterly profit that beat estimates as cost controls helped offset falling demand and prices.

  • The pan-European STOXX 600 index dipped 0.3 percent, driven by falls in Paris, Madrid and Frankfurt that contrasted with a strong reaction on Asian markets to the Fed's statement and news conference. Germany's DAX led with a 0.5 percent fall, weakened by a 1 percent loss for bank stocks, which tend to suffer when expectations for future interest rates fall.

  • Why Credit Suisse is bullish on memory chip stocks

    Manish Nigam of Credit Suisse says the story in the technology sector is that stocks can continue to rise, even with negative prints.

  • Signage for SK Hynix Inc. is displayed on access gates at the entrance to the company's office in Seongnam, South Korea, on Monday, July 24, 2017.

    Shares of semiconductors companies in South Korea soared during Thursday's trading session after earnings results from Micron.

  • Chipmakers are also reeling from a prolonged trade war between the United States and China. Net income attributable to the company fell to $1.62 billion, or $1.42 per share, in the second quarter ended Feb. 28, from $3.31 billion, or $2.67 per share, a year earlier. Revenue fell to $5.84 billion from $7.35 billion.

  • Chipmakers are also reeling from a prolonged trade war between the United States and China, with Micron warning in September that U.S. tariffs on Chinese goods will weigh on its financial results for as much as a year. Net income attributable to the company fell to $1.62 billion, or $1.42 per share, in the second quarter ended Feb. 28, from $3.31 billion, or $2.67 per...

  • Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO, Micron Technology

    The chipmaker's upcoming earnings report will be critical in determining where its stock goes next, experts say.

  • The chipmaker's upcoming earnings report will be critical in determining where its stock goes next, experts say.

  • Huawei's Kirin 980 processor on display at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany. 

    Look to one group of stocks for whether the S&P 500 secures new highs, says Paul Hickey, co-founder of Bespoke Investment Group.

  • Memory chips are seen on a Samsung Electronics memory module in this arranged photograph in Seoul, South Korea, on Thursday, July 26, 2018.

    The world's biggest memory chipmaker, Samsung Electronics, reiterated its forecast of a weak 2019 as shareholders gathered for its annual general meeting in Seoul, citing a slowdown in demand for memory chips.

  • SEOUL, March 20- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd expects a tough year for its component business including memory chips due to sluggish growth in the smartphone market and reduced investment from data center companies, Chief Executive Kim Ki- nam said on Wednesday. He was speaking at the South Korean tech giant's annual general meeting where shareholders are...

  • Pedestrians pass in front of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Jim Cramer says all of the rising on the market is not justified, but investors have some breathing room.

  • *Private equity fund Wise Road Capital to hold majority. VIENNA, March 19- Austrian chipmaker AMS AG has agreed a joint venture for its environmental sensor business with private equity fund Wise Road Capital, effectively offloading the unit as part of its plan to focus on other business segments. "Wise Road Capital sees immense potential in marketing the...

  • *Semiconductor exports to China up 80 percent. *Israel pushing for deeper trade ties with China. TEL AVIV, March 19- Israel's exports of computer chips to China soared last year as Chinese companies bought more semiconductors made at Intel's Kiryat Gat plant.

  • Chipmakers are enjoying their best ever start to a year, boosting investor confidence amid lingering concerns of slowing economic growth.

  • March 15- Wall Street's main indexes hit session highs on Friday, in broad based gains led by technology stocks, as sentiment was lifted by an upbeat note in trade talks between the United States and China. China's state-run news agency said Washington and Beijing were making further substantive progress on trade talks. Chipmakers, which get a large portion of...

  • Qualcomm Inc. CEO Steve Mollenkopf speaks during a keynote address at CES 2017 on January 6, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    The payments were part of a business cooperation agreement between the two companies amid the peculiar patent licensing practices of the consumer electronics industry.