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(ATML) Atmel Powers Smart Watch

Atmel Corporation (ATML) recently announced that Secret Labs, a manufacturer of electronic platforms for software developers, have launched the AGENT smart watch, which delivers better power efficiency by using its SAM4S and AVR microcontrollers...

23Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (ATML) Atmel Powers Smart Watch | Continued

(ADI) Analog Devices Preview: Will It Miss?

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) is set to report third quarter 2013 results on May 21. Last quarter, its results were in line with our expectations. Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

Growth Factors...

15Aug2013 | | Comments Off on (ADI) Analog Devices Preview: Will It Miss? | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Launches Fastest Notebook GPUs

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) recently launched its latest notebook graphics processing units (GPUs), AMD Radeon™ HD 8970M. The GPUs are specially designed for ultra thin notebooks or ultrabooks as well as desktops.

AMD’s...

20Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Launches Fastest Notebook GPUs | Continued

(TXN) Texas Instruments Launches LDO Linear Regulators

Texas Instruments (TXN) or “TI” recently launched two low-dropout (LDO) linear voltage regulators, 250-mA LP5907 and 800-mA LP38798.

TI’s 250-mA LP5907 LDO comes with unique features such as ultra-low noise, high power...

15Jun2013 | | Comments Off on (TXN) Texas Instruments Launches LDO Linear Regulators | Continued

(TXN) Texas Instruments Prices Senior Notes

Texas Instruments (TXN) or “TI,” the largest manufacturer of analog semiconductor products, has recently announced the pricing of senior unsecured notes aggregating $1 billion. These bonds have been issued in two tranches...

16May2013 | | Comments Off on (TXN) Texas Instruments Prices Senior Notes | Continued

(FORM) FormFactor’s Loss Narrows on Higher Revenues

FormFactor’s(FORM) first-quarter 2013 loss of 18 cents per share was narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 26 cents loss per share.

Revenues of $52.6 million were up 10.4% sequentially and 51.2% from the year-ago...

16May2013 | | Comments Off on (FORM) FormFactor’s Loss Narrows on Higher Revenues | Continued

(ATML) Atmel’s Adjusted Earnings Beat Forecasts

Atmel Corporation (ATML), a leading semiconductor manufacturer, reported a net loss of $47.7 million or 11 cents per share in first quarter 2013 compared to a net income of $20.4 million or 5 cents per share in the year-earlier quarter....

15May2013 | | Comments Off on (ATML) Atmel’s Adjusted Earnings Beat Forecasts | Continued

(INTC) Intel Names Brian Krzanich CEO

The world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor products, Intel Corp (INTC) recently announced the appointment of an internal expert, Brian Krzanich, as its new chief executive officer, effective May 16, 2013.

The 52-year...

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(CY) Cypress Semiconductor Loss Narrower than Expected

Cypress Semiconductor (CY) reported first-quarter 2013 loss of 5 cents per share, narrower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 8 cents loss per share. The adjusted earnings per share exclude one-time items but include stock-based compensation...

2May2013 | | Comments Off on (CY) Cypress Semiconductor Loss Narrower than Expected | Continued

(TXN) Texas Instruments Lab at UC Berkeley

Texas Instruments (TXN) or “TI” announced its donation of a state-of-the-art electronics teaching lab worth $2.2 million to the University of California, Berkeley to encourage engineering students.

The new Electronics...

2May2013 | | Comments Off on (TXN) Texas Instruments Lab at UC Berkeley | Continued

(INTC) Intel Slightly Misses Earnings

Semiconductor producer Intel (INTC), reported earnings after the bell, posting an EPS of $0.40, missing the Zacks consensus estimate of $0.42.  Moreover, revenues were in line with the consensus numbers at $12.6 billion.

This...

27Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (INTC) Intel Slightly Misses Earnings | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices’ First Quarter Loss Narrower than Expected

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported a loss of 13 cents per share for the first quarter of 2013, better than the Zacks Consensus Estimate 17 cents loss per share owing to solid execution and cost control management.

Revenues

AMD...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (AMD) Advanced Micro Devices’ First Quarter Loss Narrower than Expected | Continued

(INTC) What’s in Store for Intel in First Quarter Earnings?

Intel Corp. (INTC) is set to report first quarter 2013 results on Apr 16. Last quarter it posted a 6.67% positive surprise. Let’s see how things are shaping up for this announcement.

Growth Factors t\This...

21Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (INTC) What’s in Store for Intel in First Quarter Earnings? | Continued

(INTC) Intel’s First Quarter Report is a Non-Event

Intel Corp (INTC) reported first-quarter earnings of 40 cents per share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a couple of cents.

Although this was far worse than the 9.1% average positive surprise it reported in the preceding...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (INTC) Intel’s First Quarter Report is a Non-Event | Continued

(INTC) Intel on a Hiring Spree

The world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor products, Intel Corp’s (INTC) media group plans to hire 60 engineers experienced in cloud computing, user interface design and security to prepare itself for the launch of its...

4Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (INTC) Intel on a Hiring Spree | Continued

(TXN) Texas Instruments Revises First Quarter Guidance

Recently, Texas Instruments (TXN), or “TI,” raised its revenue and earnings expectations to the upper end of its previously forecasted ranges for the first quarter of 2013.

The chipmaker now expects sales of $2.80–$2.91...

8Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (TXN) Texas Instruments Revises First Quarter Guidance | Continued

(TXN) Texas Instruments Apps for iPad

Texas Instruments (TXN) or “TI” has launched two new apps: the TI-Nspire App and TI-Nspire CAS App for Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iPad.

TI is putting together...

5Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (TXN) Texas Instruments Apps for iPad | Continued

(INTC) Intel to Launch Internet TV Service

The world’s largest manufacturer of semiconductor products, Intel Corp. (INTC) recently announced its plans to launch an Internet-based TV service and an accompanying set-top box.

The company said that Intel’s TV service...

27Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (INTC) Intel to Launch Internet TV Service | Continued

(ATML) Atmel Corporation – Bull of the Day

Atmel Corp. (ATML) reported strong third quarter results with healthy earnings that exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company is investing more in its core microcontroller business to augment its margins and overall growth going forward....

17Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (ATML) Atmel Corporation – Bull of the Day | Continued

(STM) STMicroelectronics & Quantenna Team Up

STMicroelectronics (STM) and Quantenna Communications, Inc. have come together to reveal a reference design for Wi-Fi set-top boxes (STBs) to enhance multi-room Digital Video Recorder (DVR) services.

A multi-room DVR solution...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (STM) STMicroelectronics & Quantenna Team Up | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Launches Graphics Processing Unit for Ultrathin Notebooks

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) launched its latest range of mobile and desktop graphics processing units (GPUs), AMD Radeon HD 8000M Series, at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. The GPUs are specially designed for ultrathin notebooks...

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Launches Graphics Processing Unit for Ultrathin Notebooks | Continued

(INTC) Intel to Beef Up Consumer Security

Given the broad adoption and increased online usage of personal devices, consumer security is emerging as one of the most important issues nowadays. In an effort to tap this opportunity, Intel Corp. (INTC) and its subsidiary McAfee...

10Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (INTC) Intel to Beef Up Consumer Security | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Appoints New CFO

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) recently announced the appointment of Devinder Kumar as the new chief financial officer (CFO).

The new CFO has been associated with AMD for the past 28 years and has served in the capacity...

5Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Appoints New CFO | Continued

(INTC) Semiconductor Stock Outlook – January 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews

The Semiconductor Industry serves as a driver, enabler and indicator of technological progress. Developments in the industry determine the way we work, transport ourselves, communicate, entertain ourselves and respond to our environment. The PCs we work on, the cars we drive, the phones we communicate...

2Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (INTC) Semiconductor Stock Outlook – January 2013 – Zacks Analyst Interviews | Continued

(TXN) Texas Instruments to Eliminate 517 Jobs in France

Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) or “TI” recently announced its plans to cut more than 500 jobs at its French research and development plant in Villeneuve-Loubet region, near Nice. The headcount reduction is...

26Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (TXN) Texas Instruments to Eliminate 517 Jobs in France | Continued

(TXN) Texas Instruments Lowers Fourth Quarter EPS Guidance

Recently, Texas Instruments (TXN) or “TI” narrowed its revenue and earnings expectations for the fourth quarter of 2012.

The chipmaker now expects sales of $2.89–$3.01 billion versus its previous guidance of $2.83–$3.07 billion....

16Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (TXN) Texas Instruments Lowers Fourth Quarter EPS Guidance | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Reduces Chip Orders

In yet another attempt to cut costs, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) announced that it would reduce its fourth quarter and 2013 wafer purchase commitment with GlobalFoundries.

GlobalFoundries, which manufactures integrated...

10Dec2012 | | Comments Off on (AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Reduces Chip Orders | Continued

(ATML) Atmel’s Solution for Samsung

Atmel Corporation (ATML) declared that its AVR UC3L microcontroller has recently been chosen by leading telecommunication equipment maker Samsung to support its latest Galaxy Note II. With the association,...

28Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (ATML) Atmel’s Solution for Samsung | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Wins HD GPU Inclusion for Nintendo’s Wii U

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) announced that it is supplying custom AMD Radeon HD GPUs to Nintendo‘s (NTDOY) newly-launched Wii U home consoles. This custom...

23Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Wins HD GPU Inclusion for Nintendo’s Wii U | Continued

(INTC) Earnings and Guidance to Fill In Puzzle

With inflation not much of a concern for investors or the Fed, this morning’s CPI reading is essentially a non-event. Favorable Industrial Production and homebuilder sentiment index readings coming out a little later may give some traction to today’s trading action. But the real backdrop for today’s...

29Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (INTC) Earnings and Guidance to Fill In Puzzle | Continued