Posts tagged “Semiconductors ”

Updated October 18, 2011

Premium Lock Cree quarterly revenues up slightly but profits fall sharply

The light emitting and semiconductor technology firm reports revenues of $269 and earnings of 25 cents per share after one-time expenses and other items.

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October 18, 2011

Premium Lock Intel tops Street expectations for revenues, earnings

Intel The numbers are likely to provide some comfort for investors jittery about the weak state of the global computer market. But they don't change the underlying dynamics likely to keep PC demand depressed.

Updated September 29, 2011

Premium Lock AMD, under new CEO Rory Read from Lenovo, cuts forecast

Rory Read The disclosure Wednesday is an inauspicious start for AMD's Read, who was lured away from Lenovo Group last month to lead AMD at a difficult time for the Sunnyvale, Calif.-based company and its industry.

September 28, 2011

Premium Lock IBM, Intel team up to create $4.4B next-generation chip hub in New York

Semiconductor The state of New York helps fund the effort with $400 million investment in a university nanotech center. Governor says the initiative will create and preserve nearly 7,000 jobs.

Updated August 31, 2011

Premium Lock RTI spinoff Ziptronix signs tech licensing deal with Sony

The deal involves patents for use in bonding technology that enhances digital imaging.

Ziptronix bonding technology in process. Ziptronix bonding technology in process.

August 26, 2011

Premium Lock AMD looks for rebound under Lenovo, IBM exec Rory Read

Read, who joined Lenovo when it bought IBM's PC division in 2005, is tasked to turn around chip maker.

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August 19, 2011

Premium Lock Semiconductor firm Nitronex raises $2M in debt offering

Nitronex The Durham-based company hopes to raise another $3.5 million, according to an SEC filing.

August 5, 2011

Premium Lock Semiconductor firm HexaTech closes on $3.1M, wants another $1.1M

HexaTech The venture capital backed startup, which has been funded locally by Intersouth Partners and NCIDEA, is commercializing technology developed at NC State.

June 9, 2011

Premium Lock Flash memory star Fusion-io's IPO a smash hit

Fusion-io The maker of fast, chip-based "hard drives" for servers debut after the initial public offering priced above expectations at $19 a share.

June 9, 2011

Premium Lock Apple surpasses HP as top semiconductor buyer

Microchip Apple bought $17.5 billion worth of chips last year, surpassing computer maker Hewlett-Packard Co., says research firm iSuppli

May 31, 2011

Premium Lock Intel unveils 'Ultrabooks' - thinner, lighter laptops

The chip giant is seeking to counter the growing popularlity of tablets and smartphones for mobile computing.

AsusTek Chairman Jonney Shih touts new products. AsusTek Chairman Jonney Shih touts new products.

May 4, 2011

Premium Lock Intel says 3-D transistor brings cheaper, faster computers

Transistors are at the center of the digital universe. New tri-gate transistors revealed on Wednesday by Intel will be in full production this year and appear in computers in 2012.

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Updated April 20, 2011

Premium Lock Cree shares fall on earnings; CEO remains confident

A Cree LR6 downlight  Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda remains confident desipite quarterly results and lower revenue forecast for the current quarter. But one analyst says more bad news may be coming.

April 20, 2011

Premium Lock Corporate buying boosts Intel, IBM, VMware, Juniper

Financial reports and revenue forecasts for the four high-tech giants suggest that corporate upgrades and investments are gaining steam.

"Cloud computing" helps drive tech spending, "Cloud computing" helps drive tech spending,

April 19, 2011

Premium Lock Intel earnings soar 29%, so do profits

Intel Looking ahead, Intel predicts second-quarter revenue of $12.3 billion to $13.3 billion. Analysts expected $11.9 billion.

Updated April 13, 2011

Premium Lock Lenovo embraces new Intel mobile chip

The chip giant also introduces processors designed to enable development of fanless, cooler and quieter devices.

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April 5, 2011

Premium Lock Texas Instruments to pay $6.5B for National Semiconductor

Texas Instruments The deal is the latest example of consolidation among big players in the technology world as trends such as the explosion in smartphones have shaken up the competitive landscape. Longtime foes have joined forces while friendships have frayed as the boundaries between companies' business lines have blurred.

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