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Posts tagged “Semiconductors ”

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.

An Intel Atom processor An Intel Atom processor

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.

January 14, 2011

Premium Lock Strong corporate spending spurs Intel past Street expectations

Intel Companies, many of which froze their technology budgets during the Great Recession, are buying new servers for their data centers and PCs for their workers as their business prospects have brightened.

January 10, 2011

Premium Lock Week in review: A look back at LTW headlines

Week in review GSK vs. 60 Minutes; changes at the top at tekelec; highlights from the Consumer Electronics Show; and much, much more tech and life science news.

Updated January 5, 2011

Premium Lock High-tech acquisition spree continues with Qualcomm, Dell deals

Tech mergers IBM has made eight deals since July 1. Buyers also include Red Hat, HP, Cisco, Oracle, EMC and Intel.

December 6, 2010

Premium Lock Week in review: A look back at LTW news

Week in review Here's your chance to catch up on the more than 60 Local Tech Wire headlines.

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.

How Canesta technology works How Canesta technology works

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.

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