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Posts tagged “Semiconductors ”

December 3, 2010

Premium Lock Semiconductor sales up 20% from a year ago

Semiconductor sales However, sales are flat in October at $26.3 billion, the same as in September.

November 18, 2010

Premium Lock Applied Materials tops Street but warns about 2011

Applied Materials Inc., one of the world's biggest makers of equipment for manufacturing computer chips, more than tripled its net income in the latest quarter and topped Wall Street's forecasts as semiconductor companies poured more money into upgrading their factories, despite wobbliness in the personal computer demand.

Updated November 12, 2010

Premium Lock Intel increases dividend 15%, giving tech sector a boost

Intel The move to raise its dividend Friday provided a counterpoint to Cisco's weak projections that rattle stock markets.

October 31, 2010

Premium Lock Halloween treat: IBM scientists target energy vampires

Big Blue teams with researchers in Europe to find ways to reduce “phantom” energy use by idle electronic, other devices.

IBM targets energy vampires IBM targets energy vampires

October 30, 2010

Premium Lock Microsoft buys 3-D imaging chip technology firm Canesta

The deal comes days before Microsoft rolls out its new ‘Kinect’ body movement-sensing controller for Xbox 360.

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Updated October 20, 2010

Premium Lock Cree shares tumble 9% after missing revenue forecast

Cree The LED lighting manufacturer reports a profit of 60 cents per share, or 8 cents higher than analysts forecast. However, revenue comes in at $268.4 million while analysts had expected $277.7 million.

Updated October 19, 2010

Premium Lock On earnings day, Cree receives ‘equal weight’ rating

Cree Barclays sets a price target of $52 per share, citing growing competition. That's well under the consensus target of other analysts.

Updated October 18, 2010

Premium Lock Tech earnings: What financial reports are saying about economy

Tech sector Ahead of Apple, IBM and other reports this week, a look back at Intel, Google and AMD performance shows some positive signs.

October 14, 2010

Premium Lock AMD chips away at its losses

AMD Ignoring the baggage from a spinoff, AMD says it would have earned more than Wall Street expected, a sign the company is getting better at squeezing profit out of the remaining business

October 13, 2010

Premium Lock Intel's third quarter offers upbeat outlook for PC industry

Intel Corporation Financial results top analysts' expectations and show that economic jitters didn't ruin consumers' appetite for new computers during the back-to-school crush.

October 12, 2010

Premium Lock Semiconductor Research Corp., NSF invest $2M in nanoelectronics

Nano-scale imaging of a chip The joint effort is focused on development of an alternative to traditional transistors in semiconductors.

September 24, 2010

Premium Lock Tech industry earnings: Mixed views about state of economy

High-tech While Raleigh-based Red Hat increased its guidance for the current quarter, both Intel and AMD have warned that they are seeing warning signs about PC purchasing trends.

September 21, 2010

Premium Lock Durham-based Kinetic Systems promotes exec to CEO post

Kinetic Systems Peter Maris, who led the semiconductor services firm’s international group, replaces Michael D'Appolonia.

September 14, 2010

Premium Lock Intel chief: Content shifting between devices is key for chip-makers

Intel's new Sandy Bridge chip. Seamless transfer capability will be critical because there are 5 billion devices connected to the Internet, and that number will rise, Intel says.

Updated September 1, 2010

Premium Lock PC demand slackens – Another bad sign for tech

Lenovo's Skylight "smartbook" Research firm Gartner reduces its sales forecast for the last half of this year by 2 percent. The news follows Intel’s profit warning. And have you noticed that Cisco is trading at 52-week low?

Updated August 30, 2010

Premium Lock Intel to buy Infineon's wireless chip business for $1.4B

Intel Corporation Infineon operates a research-and-development and manufacturing facility in Durham, N.C.

August 27, 2010

Premium Lock Bad news for tech: Intel cuts sales forecast

Intel  In a statement Friday, the company said it is seeing “weaker than expected demand for consumer PCs in mature markets,” including the U.S. and Europe.

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