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April 17, 2014
12:01 EDTTSM, INTC, QCOMTSMC climbs after profit beats expectations
Shares of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSM) are advancing after the company reported higher than expected first quarter profits. WHAT'S NEW: TSMC's earnings per American depositary receipt came in at 31c, versus analysts' consensus estimate of 30c. The chip maker's Q1 revenue rose 11.6% versus the same period a year earlier to 148.22B Taiwan dollars. The company's Q1 gross profit margin came in at 47.5%. “In the first quarter, we saw much stronger demand for our wafers across all segments but more pronounced in mobile related applications, than we had initially predicted in January,” said the company's CFO, Lora Ho. For the second quarter, the chip maker expects its revenue to be 180B-183B Taiwan dollars and predicts that its gross profit margin will be 47.5%-49.5%. ANALYST REACTION: Following Taiwan Semi's Q1 report, the stock was upgraded to Buy from Neutral at UBS. PRICE ACTION: Near noon, TSMC rose 3% to $20.77. OTHERS TO WATCH: Taiwan Semi competes with other semiconductor chip makers including Intel (INTC) and Qualcomm (QCOM).
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August 21, 2014
10:11 EDTTSMTaiwan expects to sell 177M shares of TSMC, Reuters reports
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05:50 EDTQCOMStocks with implied volatility movement; QCOM SNDK
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August 20, 2014
13:05 EDTINTCIntel and Unity collaborate to extend Android support across Intel-based devices
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August 18, 2014
10:29 EDTINTCGoldman cuts sector view on semiconductors to Cautious
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08:04 EDTINTCSemiconductors sector downgraded to Cautious from Neutral at Goldman
Goldman downgraded the Semiconductors sector to Cautious given signs the cycle is turning based on expectations for a slowdown in semiconductor revenue growth, above trend semi unit shipments that should normalize, and stretching lead times. As a result, the analyst sees risk to Q4 estimates and sees further downside of 10%-25% for the SOX (SOX) and downgraded NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) to Sell from Neutral, InvenSense (INVN) to Neutral from Buy, and removed Maxim Integrated (MXIM) from the Conviction Buy List.
August 15, 2014
06:23 EDTINTCIntel teaming with SMS Audio for biometric earbuds, WSJ reports
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06:16 EDTTSMTSMC Q4 production capacity near fully booked, DigiTimes reports
TSMC has informed Taiwan-based IC design houses that its Q4 production capacity is almost fully booked, reports DigiTimes. According to industry sources, TSMC is urging vendors which are short of production capacity to book wafer orders in advance. Reference Link
August 14, 2014
17:27 EDTQCOMAppaloosa gives quarterly update on stakes
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14:13 EDTQCOMOmega Advisors gives quarterly update on stakes
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09:55 EDTQCOMQualcomm discloses 4.1M share stake in Globalstar
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August 13, 2014
17:38 EDTINTCAvago to sell Axxia Networking Business to Intel for $650M
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06:16 EDTTSMIC vendors seeking wafer production at houses other than TSMC, DigiTimes says
More fabless IC vendors are seeking wafer production capacity at foundry houses other than TSMC (TSM) such as Samsung (SSNLF), Globalfoundries, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing (SMI), reports DigiTimes. According to industry sources, the move to seek wafer production at other foundry houses is due to extremely tight productoin at TSMC where 8- and 12-inch wafers are currently fully booked. Reference Link
05:59 EDTINTCIntel could invest up to $100B in Oregon over 30 year period
Washington County, a political subdivision of the State of Oregon, the City of Hillsboro, a municipal corporation, and Intel have entered into a strategic investment program agreement. The SIP application requested that Intel and the County enter into a SIP Agreement to provide a framework for potential additional Intel investment in Oregon of up to $100B over a 30 year period commencing around the time when the current SIP agreement between Intel and the County approaches or reaches the limits of its current investment ceiling. In general terms, Intel’s investment will consist primarily of proposed investments in semiconductor manufacturing equipment and facilities to promote job retention of its semiconductor manufacturing and semiconductor technology development work force. Reference Link
August 12, 2014
10:07 EDTQCOMCirrus Logic losing China OEM market share to Qualcomm, says Rosenblatt
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07:33 EDTQCOMQualcomm's subsidiary enters into collaboration to develop health solutions
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August 10, 2014
18:44 EDTINTCIntel should see more gains, Barron's says
As Intel's revenues are expected to climb 5% this year, investors should expect more gains by the company's stock, Barron's argues in a follow up article. Reference Link
16:51 EDTINTCCourt rejects $324M settlement in tech hiring conspiracy, NYT says
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August 8, 2014
16:16 EDTINTCU.S. judge rejects Apple, Google antitrust hiring accord, Bloomberg reports
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12:01 EDTINTCAltisource names Juneja Chief Technology Officer
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11:51 EDTQCOM, INTCNVIDIA rallies after Q2 quarter profit, Q3 revenue outlook top estimates
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