SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) gave a disappointing forecast for 2015 revenue on Wednesday after quarterly earnings missed expectations, as the wireless chipmaker continues to struggle with royalty collection and an antitrust investigation in China.
China’s expanding high-speed 4G network is driving demand for smartphones with leading-edge technology, but Qualcomm’s opportunities have been clouded by a 11-month-old antitrust investigation there.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Intel Corp on
Monday awarded $500,000 to a group of do-it-yourselfers who
developed a wristband that converts to a camera-equipped drone
to win a contest the chipmaker hopes will help guarantee it a
leading position in the emerging market for wearable computing
Aimed at rock climbers, the Nixie quadcopter is worn wrapped
around the wrist and springs into the air to take pictures from
hard-to-reach places. Like a boomerang, it returns to its owner
and then syncs with the owner’s smartphone.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Microchip Technology Inc
, which three weeks ago forecast a broad downturn in
semiconductor demand, said on Thursday that the worst was over
and the dip would be minor.
Shares of Microchip rose 4 percent in extended trade after
the company forecast earnings per share for fiscal third
quarter, which ends in December, in line with analysts’
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 30 (Reuters) – NXP Semiconductors
is taking advantage of the recent excitement around
Apple Inc’s new mobile payment system with the
tap-to-pay technology built into the newest iPhones by pitching
it to car makers.
Apple’s inclusion of near-field-communications, or NFC, in
its latest smartphones and its Apple Pay system unveiled last
month has given a long-awaited seal of approval to the
Oct 21 (Reuters) – Apple and GT Advanced Technologies Inc
struck an agreement on Tuesday that will let GT begin
the shutdown of key Arizona operations, and shed some more light
on why the former stock market darling abruptly filed for
bankruptcy this month.
A lawyer for GT, Apple’s erstwhile sapphire supplier,
described the deal at a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in
Springfield, Massachusetts, saying it would save the company
money and allow it to be more open about its mysterious Chapter
11 filing on October 6.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Broadcom (BRCM.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) posted third-quarter results on Tuesday that exceeded Wall Street’s expectations as the chipmaker focused on networking and smartphone chips, sending its shares 5 percent higher.
Broadcom, whose wifi connectivity chips are used in Apple’s iPhones, reported third-quarter revenue of $2.26 billion, up 5.3 percent from the year-ago period. Analysts on average had expected third-quarter revenue of $2.17 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Broadcom posted
higher third-quarter revenue on Tuesday that exceeded Wall
Street’s expectations as the chipmaker focused on networking and
broadband chips, sending its shares 4 percent higher.
Broadcom, a leader in connectivity chips with features like
Wifi and Bluetooth, reported third-quarter revenue of $2.26
billion, up 5.3 percent from the year-ago period. Analysts on
average had expected third-quarter revenue of $2.17 billion,
according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Texas Instruments Inc posted third-quarter results above expectations and its CFO said business was healthy, in contrast to recent concerns on Wall Street about a possible slowdown in chip demand.
The Dallas, Texas-based company’s growth in the third quarter was driven by demand for chips used in communications equipment, industrial markets and automotive, CFO Kevin March told Reuters in a phone interview.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 20 (Reuters) – Texas Instruments Inc
posted third-quarter revenue of $3.50 billion, up 8
percent from the year-ago period, and above expectations on Wall
Street following recent concerns about weak industry demand.
Texas Instruments said on Monday its third-quarter net
income rose 31 percent to $826 million. Its earnings per share
were 76 cents.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Struggling U.S. chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices Inc (AMD.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) said on Thursday it was cutting 7 percent of its workforce and it gave a lower-than-expected revenue forecast for the current quarter, sending its shares lower.
The company’s third major round of job cuts since 2011 comes a week after AMD said Chief Executive Officer Rory Read had been replaced by Chief Operating Officer Lisa Su, an unexpected move that sparked speculation about fresh troubles at the chipmaker.