All Posts Tagged With: "AMD"

(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 | 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...

9May2013 | | Comments Off | 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 | 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 | Continued

(CRUS) What’s Going on with Tech Earnings?

Today’s negative pre-announcement from Cirrus Logic (CRUS) adds to the cloudy outlook for Apple (AAPL). In many...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(SNE) Is the Game Console Market Shrinking?

A new report from market research firm NPD shows that only 29% of “core gamers” will purchase the next generation of gaming consoles right after they are released. The report, named “Core Gaming 2013,” defines “core gamers” as those who spend more than five hours a week playing games and...

15Mar2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AAPL) Fourth Quarter 2012 Earnings Season Gets Into High Gear – Earnings Preview

The fourth quarter reporting season gets into high gear this week, with 253 companies coming out with quarterly results, including 83 S&P 500 companies. The earnings season thus far has been relatively uneventful, but we will have a better idea by the end of this week; by then we will have seen...

20Jan2013 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NVDA) NVIDIA Extends Share Repurchase Plan

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) has extended its 2004 share repurchase plan and initiated a quarterly cash dividend. The company had announced that it would extend its existing $2.7 billion share-repurchase program to December 2014....

15Jan2013 | | Comments Off | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | Continued

(AMZN) Amazon.com Swings to Third Quarter Loss

Amazon.com’s (AMZN) third quarter loss of 60 cents came in 52 cents higher than the Zacks Consensus Estimate. Around 37 cents related to its share of losses in LivingSocial. Similar to the technology companies Intel...

3Nov2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) Microsoft’s First Quarter Earnings Post Soft – As Expected

Microsoft Corporation’s (MSFT) first quarter earnings of 53 cents missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4 cents, as PC market slowdown and stock clearance before the Windows 8 launch impacted revenue growth. Revenue Revenue...

20Oct2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Sees Things Look Bleak For Post Third Quarter

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) reported third quarter loss of 20 cents a share, missing the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4 cents.Shares slid 5.4% during the day and another 3.3% in extended trading hours. Revenue AMD’s...

20Oct2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Trims Third Quarter Guidance

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) recently slashed its revenue and gross margin guidance for the third quarter of 2012. Following the news, company shares fell sharply by 9.06% to $2.91 in extended trading hours. The chipmaker...

12Oct2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(MSFT) Semiconductor Stock Outlook – September 2012 – Industry Outlook

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...

5Sep2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(HPQ) Hewlett-Packard Unveils PCs with Windows 8

The world’s largest PC-maker Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) is planning to arouse consumer interest with three new PCs (one hybrid and two Ultrabooks) this holiday season. Apart from some stunning features, the new offering will be available...

4Sep2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AGN) Allergan-Molecular Extend Contracts

Allergan Inc. (AGN) and Molecular Partners AG recently announced the expansion of their existing partnership with two separate agreements for the discovery, development and commercialization of their proprietary candidate, DARPin (MP0260). ...

27Aug2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMAT) Applied Materials Lowers Full-Year Outlook

Applied Materials (AMAT) lowered its sales and earnings guidance for full-year 2012. Following the news, the shares fell 2.72% to $10.71 after the market closed yesterday. The chip-fab equipment maker expects full-year net...

16Aug2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Trims Sales Guidance

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) slashed its revenue guidance for the second quarter of 2012. The chip maker now expects sales to decrease 11% sequentially versus its previous forecast of a 3% increase (+/- 3%). However, the...

9Aug2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(GLW) Corning Reports In-Line With Expectations

Corning’s (GLW) second quarter 2012 earnings were in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. This was better than the Zacks Expected Surprise Prediction (ESP) of -3.13% and worse than the positive trend of 6.67% in the four preceding...

27Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(INTC) Intel’s Outlook Overshadows Second Quarter

Intel Corp (INTC) reported first quarter earnings of 56 cents per share that beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 4 cents. The nearly-8% surprise was more or less in line with the 8%+ average in the four preceding quarters (note that...

23Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(AMD) Advanced Micro Devices Earnings Preview

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) is scheduled to announce its second-quarter results on July 19, 2012. We witness significant downward movements in the analysts’ estimates in the build-up to the release. Prior-Quarter...

23Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(XLK) Stock Market News for July 19, 2012 – Market News

Strong quarterly results from tech-major Intel coupled with encouraging housing sector data drove the benchmarks into positive territory. The positive tone not only enabled Dow to notch up a triple-digit gain, but all of the benchmarks rebounded to close in the green for the month. The Dow...

20Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(XHB) Stock Market News for July 13, 2012 – Market News

Positive initial claims data could hardly help the markets avoid its sixth-consecutive day of losses, as worries over the global economic situation and profit warnings weighed on investors sentiment. All the benchmarks closed in the red, but the Dow had turned positive briefly helped by a strong rally...

16Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(IT) Gartner Report Shows PC Market Continues to Melt

U.S. technology research firm Gartner Inc. (IT) recently announced that worldwide PC unit shipments declined 0.1% year over year to 87.5 million units in the second quarter of fiscal 2012. Shipments were also below the prior quarter...

16Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(XLI) Stock Market News for July 11, 2012 – Market News

Benchmarks posted their fourth straight loss yesterday after some companies lowered their profit guidance. The downward revision of profit estimates further exposed the effects that global financial woes are having on domestic firms. Markets did initially react positively to news of Euro-zone finance...

11Jul2012 | | Comments Off | Continued

(NVDA) Indian Space Research Organization Selects NVIDIA Technology

With innovation comes a new opportunity and the same has been witnessed in the case of NVIDIA Corp. (NVDA). Recently, NVDIA has been selected by the “Indian Space Research Organization” (ISRO). SAGA system, India's most powerful...

22Jun2012 | | Comments Off | Continued