Apple's next big thing will likely be a large dividend increase financed by a tax cut on its overseas profits, but the famously secretive company isn't giving any clues about how big it might be.
Lam Research Corp. and KLA-Tencor are scrapping their merger agreement due to antitrust regulators' opposition to the deal that would have combined the two makers of equipment for manufacturing semiconductors.
Microsoft Corp. says its board has approved a dividend increase and a new $40 billion stock buyback plan.
Intel stock climbed Thursday after the chipmaker said it expects its revenue to grow again next year and raised its quarterly dividend.
Microsoft is raising its quarterly dividend 16 percent to 36 cents a share.
IBM said Tuesday it is raising its quarterly dividend to $1.30 from $1.10, an increase of 18 percent.
German semiconductors giant Infineon said Thursday it will pay an increased dividend for the year to September and forecasts further sales growth after a solid fourth quarter.
Apple shares on Monday climbed above $600 ahead of a stock split and as the company ramps up its stock buy-back program.
IBM is raising its quarterly dividend by 16 percent to $1.10 per share from 95 cents per share.
Apple is doling out more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing sales growth and pace of ...