November 18, 2010
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
The move to raise its dividend Friday provided a counterpoint to Cisco's weak projections that rattle stock markets.
October 31, 2010
Big Blue teams with researchers in Europe to find ways to reduce “phantom” energy use by idle electronic, other devices.
IBM targets energy vampires
October 30, 2010
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
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
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
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
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
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
The joint effort is focused on development of an alternative to traditional transistors in semiconductors.
September 24, 2010
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
Peter Maris, who led the semiconductor services firm’s international group, replaces Michael D'Appolonia.
September 14, 2010
Seamless transfer capability will be critical because there are 5 billion devices connected to the Internet, and that number will rise, Intel says.
September 14, 2010
Updated September 1, 2010
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?
August 30, 2010
Updated August 30, 2010
Infineon operates a research-and-development and manufacturing facility in Durham, N.C.
August 27, 2010
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.
August 23, 2010
A chip shortage means Apple Inc.’s rivals are having trouble making enough phones to compete with the iPhone, a problem expected to persist through the holidays. It’s also affecting wireless carriers, some of which are seeing delays in improving their networks, and it could even raise computer prices.
August 20, 2010
A summary of recent earnings reports for selected technology companies and what they reveal about the state of spending and the overall economy from The AP.