Taiwanese authorities have imposed a record fine of nearly $800 million on Qualcomm for antitrust violations in the latest of a string of setbacks for the US computer chip giant.
Apple is seeking to void some of Qualcomm's patent claims and licensing agreements, intensifying its legal battle with the chip maker over the technology in iPhones and iPads.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday held up Intel's plan to invest more than $7 billion in an Arizona factory as a win for his economic agenda, but it's also a reminder that not all corporate commitments come to fruition.
South Korea's antitrust regulator slapped a 1.03 trillion won ($865 million) fine on Qualcomm Inc. Wednesday for allegedly violating competition laws.
Dutch computer chip maker and global hi-tech bellwether ASML announced Thursday it will buy Taiwanese chip inspection firm HMI in a multi-billion-euro deal, as it planned to speed up advanced microchip manufacturing.
Slowing global demand for personal computers and smartphones slashed the profits of South Korean semiconductor giant SK Hynix by half in the fourth quarter, the company said Tuesday.
US chip maker Qualcomm on Tuesday said it will not split in two despite pressure by an activist investment fund.
ASML Holding NV, the largest supplier of equipment to computer chip makers such as Intel and Samsung, says it sees only incremental sales gains in the coming two quarters.
Dutch computer chip maker and global high-tech bellwether ASML on Wednesday posted a drop in profit for 2013, despite record sales in the fourth quarter.
Chip-making equipment manufacturer Applied Materials is acquiring Tokyo Electron Ltd., a rival maker of equipment for production of semiconductors, flat panel displays and solar panels.