Semiconductor revenue forecast to fall 17 pct

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is expected to decline 17.1 percent this year compared with last year, market research firm Gartner said Wednesday.

National Semiconductor to cut 1,725 jobs

(AP) -- Faced with a steep decline in sales, chip maker National Semiconductor Corp. said Wednesday it will eliminate more than one-quarter of its work force, or 1,725 jobs.

Semiconductor revenue to fall 11 percent: Gartner

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is expected to decline by more than 11 percent in 2009 over last year, less than previously forecast, market research firm Gartner said Monday.

Chips' year-over-year sales fall 18 percent in July, SIA says

Global chip sales fell a little more than 18 percent in July from the year-earlier period, but in a sign of improving demand, semiconductor revenue rose on a month-to-month basis for the fifth time in a row, an industry group ...

Samsung's operating profit up 53 percent in 1Q

Samsung Electronics Co. said its operating profit last quarter rose 53 percent over a year earlier, outpacing expectations for what's normally a slow time for consumer electronics sales.

Sony net profit soars in April-June quarter

Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony said Tuesday its net profit nearly quadrupled in the three months to June, backed by brisk sales of smartphone components and cameras and solid revenue from its game business.

Taiwan Semiconductor lifts Q1 guidance on upbeat outlook

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's leading contract microchip maker, on Wednesday raised its first-quarter guidance buoyed by robust demand for sophisticated chips used in smartphones and tablets.

Texas Instruments lowers 4Q outlook

(AP) -- Semiconductor maker Texas Instruments Inc. lowered its outlook for its fourth-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday, saying demand had weakened for a variety of products that use its chips.

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