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March 4, 2014
11:37 EDTINTC, BRCM, QCOMQualcomm approaches 52-week high after dividend, buyback increases
Shares of semiconductor chip maker Qualcomm (QCOM) are advancing after the company raised its quarterly dividend by 20% and announced a $5B increase to its share repurchase plan. WHAT'S NEW: This morning, Qualcomm raised its quarterly dividend 20% to 42c from 35c per share. The increased cash dividend will be effective for quarterly dividends payable after March 26, the company said. In addition, the company announced a $5B increase to its stock repurchase authorization, bringing its total authorization for share repurchases to $7.8B. Qualcomm chairman and CEO Paul Jacobs said, "Our business continues to generate strong operating cash flows driven by the global adoption of our advanced technologies, including 3G and 4G, enabling us to continue to invest in our strategic growth opportunities, while also returning capital to stockholders." PRICE ACTION: In late morning trading, Qualcomm rose $2.94, or 4%, to $76.57. Earlier in the session, the stock came within one cent of its 52-week high of $76.75. Including today's move, the stock has gained nearly 15% over the past twelve months. OTHERS TO WATCH: Others in the integrated circuit space include Intel (INTC) and Broadcom (BRCM).
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June 25, 2015
09:34 EDTINTCActive equity options trading on open
Active equity options trading on open: AAPL FB NFLX AMZN BAC CVX TWTR INTC GILD BBBY
08:05 EDTBRCMBroadcom signs strategic collaborations in China
Broadcom announced a series of Memorandum of Understanding agreements with several Chinese companies, including H3C for collaboration on the integration of cloud and Internet services, Inspur for collaboration to drive continued innovation in Ultra HD set-top box offerings for China, and StarTimes for joint design and development of low cost set-top boxes and high end Ultra HD gateways.
June 24, 2015
17:57 EDTQCOM, INTCWall Street applauds Senate giving go-ahead for 'fast track' trade powers
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11:01 EDTINTCHoneywell and Intel to collaborate for Internet of Things security
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09:35 EDTINTCActive equity options trading on open
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09:11 EDTQCOMApplied Micro an affordable target for Qualcomm, says Summit Research
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June 23, 2015
17:21 EDTQCOMSemiconductor Manufacturing, Qualcomm form joint venture to focus on 14nm tech
Earlier on Tuesday, Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMI), Huawei, imec, and Qualcomm Global Trading -- an affiliate of Qualcomm (QCOM) -- announced the formation of SMIC Advanced Technology Research & Development, an equity joint venture company. The joint venture company will focus on R&D towards next generation CMOS logic technology and an advanced integrated circuit development R&D platform. SMIC Advanced Technology R&D will be majority owned by SMIC, while Huawei, imec, and Qualcomm will be minority shareholders. "By enabling fabless semiconductor companies to join the development process as shareholders, the product development cycle can be shortened and the advanced process node tape out time can be accelerated," said the statement. In the first phase, the joint venture will develop 14 nanometer CMOS technology for mass production, which will be based on imec's expertise. The project will be done at SMIC's production line. SMIC will have the rights to license the required intellectual property rights on the mass production technologies of advanced nodes developed by the joint venture company.
12:54 EDTINTCPC concerns weighing on shares of Seagate, Western Digital
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07:41 EDTINTCRed Hat to hold a summit
Red Hat Summit 2015 is being held in Boston on June 23-26 with webcasted company presentations to begin on June 23 at 4 pm; not all presentations may be webcasted. Webcast Link
06:05 EDTINTCIntel pushing into SSD market and hope to surpass Samsung in 2016, DigiTimes says
Intel (INTC) is looking to push into the SSD market with its newest 750 series SSDs with technology able to enhance the transmission speed, reports DigiTimes. According to sources from the upstream supply chain, the company is also offering price cuts on its existing products in order to narrow its gap with the largest vendor Samsung (SSNLF). Sources also expect Intel to draw near to Samsung in 2H15 and may even have a chance to surpass Samsung in 2016. Reference Link
06:05 EDTINTCNo clear prospects for PC component suppliers until July, DigiTimes reports
There are no clear business prospects for PC component suppliers until July, reports DigiTimes. According to sources in the supply chain, Intel's decision to delay the launch of its Skylake platform has weakened market demand for notebooks and other PC systems. The planned release of Microsoft (MSFT) Windows 10 may also affect the production of PC makers. Reference Link
June 22, 2015
17:55 EDTQCOMITC staff supports clearing Samsung, Qualcomm, in NVIDIA case, Bloomberg says
The U.S. International Trade Commission staff recommends that Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) and Qualcomm (QCOM) be absolved of patent-infringement accusations brought by Nvidia (NVDA), Bloomberg reports. Reference Link
09:40 EDTINTCActive equity options trading on open
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08:35 EDTINTCKopin divests interest in Recon Instruments
Kopin (KOPN) said it had divested its equity interest in Recon Instruments as part of Intel Corporationís (INTC) acquisition of Recon. Kopin anticipates that it will receive approximately $6M in cash proceeds for its equity interest, subject to certain closing conditions including a working capital adjustment.
June 21, 2015
16:32 EDTINTCAMD considers spinoff or break-up, Reuters says
AMD (AMD) has hired a consulting firm to help it review a potential split or spinoff, Reuters reported late Friday, citing three people familiar with the matter. Reuters notes that AMD may be seeking to better compete with Intel (INTC), and sources said one option being considered is to separate AMD's server business from its graphics and licensing arm. Though the company had previously decided against such an option, sources noted that CEO Lisa Su believes the move is worth reconsidering. Reference Link
June 19, 2015
06:26 EDTINTCIntel CEO confirms recent reports of layoffs, The Oregonian reports
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05:52 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility movement; AMZN QCOM
Stocks with implied volatility movement; Amazon.com (AMZN) 24, Qualcomm (QCOM) 19 according to iVolatility.
June 18, 2015
10:19 EDTQCOMQualcomm calls active
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05:56 EDTINTCIntel to debut Skylake at Gamescon in early August, DigiTimes reports
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June 17, 2015
12:11 EDTINTCIntel acquires Recon, terms not disclosed
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