Semiconductor

Intel Signs Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am to Boost Creativity

The world's largest chipmaker is looking to promote its technology products through a new association with the seven-time Grammy Award winner. Says will.i.am: "When I see an Intel chip, I think of all the creative minds involved that help to amplify my own creativity."

Samsung Shares Fall on Gloomy Forecast

Samsung Electronics shares fell 2.5% to 773,000 won each, fueling declines in other Asian technology stocks, after the company forecast its third-quarter profit will fall from the second quarter's record high.

Semiconductor Sales Growth Slower Than Expected

Global semiconductor revenue growth this year will be slower than previously expected, as weaker-than-expected demand for personal computers and other consumer-electronic devices will cause inventory to pile up, iSuppli said in a statement today.

Intel's McAfee Buy: $11.5 Billion Up in Smoke?

Add the $7.7 billion Intel is paying for McAfee to the $3.8 billion loss in the chipmaker's market value after its announcement, and the deal's cost to shareholders is $11.5 billion. But the purchase probably won't drive enough profits to cover that hefty price.

Applied Materials Earnings Top View on Strong Demand

Applied Materials, the world's top semiconductor manufacturing equipment company, reported third quarter results Wednesday, posting earnings and sales that beat analyst estimates. AMAT's outlook also exceeded analyst expectations, so why hasn't the stock reacted much?

Face-Off on Stocks: HP, Cisco and Intel

Tech stocks are on sale these days, giving buyers a chance to pick up shares at impressive discounts. The sale isn't due entirely to market jitters. A good sex scandal helped to create opportunity as did less than rosy earnings forecasts.

Can Chipmaker NXP's $1.15 Billion IPO Warm Up a Chilly Market?

Several IPO hopefuls didn't fare well earlier in the year, but private equity investors KKR and Bain Capital feel confident enough about chipmaker NXP, which they own most of. With the semiconductor business picking up, will investors warm up to NXP?

Applied Materials Swings Profit on Strong Sales

Applied Materials swung a first-quarter profit on strong sales of its semiconductor manufacturing equipment and improving customer demand. It also raised its full-year revenue target to reflect higher demand in its chip, LCD display and crystalline silicon solar businesses.