$SLAB (Silicon Laboratories Inc.)

$SLAB {{ '2016-10-03T12:25:21+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SLAB announced the acquisition of Micrium, a leading supplier of real-time operating system (RTOS) software for the Internet of Things (IoT). This acquisition helps simplify IoT design for all developers by combining a leading, commercial-grade embedded RTOS with the company's IoT expertise and solutions.

$AMD {{ '2017-07-26T18:33:33+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AMD has re-entered the $16Bil datacenter market by launching its EPYC family of high-performance datacenter processors. The company is aggressively working towards capturing 10% of server-chip market share from $INTC, while also substantially investing in PC processors and graphics chips.

$AMD {{ '2017-07-26T18:08:11+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$AMD said the growing adoption of Ryzen CPUs, combined with the sixth consecutive quarter of double-digit YoY Graphics sales growth, resulted in a 51% YoY growth in Computing & Graphics revenue. While $INTC focuses on CPU and $NVDA on GPU, $AMD produces both products and that puts it in a unique position to benefit from a changing market for chips.

$AMD {{ '2017-07-26T17:27:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In 2Q17, $AMD posted the first operating profit in its Computing and Graphics business in three years, mainly due to stronger sales of its new Ryzen chips. With a significant ramp and strong sell-through of Ryzen CPUs in the first full quarter of sales, Ryzen chips are said to outperform those of $INTC in the desktop PC and gaming markets.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T22:24:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Effective manufacturing strategy & shifting of analog production to 300mm wafer has helped $TXN increase its 2Q17 gross margin to 64.3% vs. 61.2% in 2Q16. Looking ahead, chipmaker expects 3Q17 revenues of $3.74 to 4.06 billion, and EPS between $1.04 and $1.18, which includes an estimated $20MM discrete tax benefit.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T22:07:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$TXN, which supplies chips to $AAPL (iPhone) for charging controller and power management reported strong segment results. Analog revenues increased 18% due to increased production of 300mm wafers, which is 40% cheaper vs 200mm wafers. Embedded Processing revenue grew 15% due to increased revenues from microcontrollers and processors product lines.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T21:47:25+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Dallas based chipmaker $TXN, which sells products to about 100,000 customers, reported impressive 2Q17 results, beating Street estimates. Revenue increased 13% backed by continued strong demand for its chips from automotive and industrial customers. The company reported Q2 EPS of $1.03 vs. Street consensus of $0.96.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-25T20:40:29+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$TXN Texas Instruments Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q2 2017 highlights

$AMAT {{ '2017-07-24T15:52:06+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AMAT, a provider of materials engineering solutions, has appointed Dan Durn as SVP, effective August 7, 2017. Durn, a semiconductor industry veteran, will assume the role of CFO also, effective August 24. Most recently, Durn served NXP Semiconductors as CFO. Earlier, he held leadership positions in Freescale Semiconductor and Globalfoundries.

$IBM {{ '2017-07-21T17:53:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$IBM and University of Alberta published new data in Nature's partner journal Schizophrenia, exhibiting that machine learning algorithms helped predict schizophrenia with 74% accuracy. The technology predicted the severity of some symptoms in schizophrenia patients with significant correlation.

$INTU {{ '2017-07-20T20:50:50+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$INTU appointed Deborah Liu to its BoD. Liu, currently leads $FB's developer and commerce businesses and has spent the last 15 years in product management. Liu is a seed investor and advisor to many start-ups. She co-founded and is the Board Chair of Women in Product.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-20T13:05:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Through 3Q17, $QCOM returned approx. $3.4Bil to stockholders, including $2.4Bil in dividends paid and $1Bil in share repurchases.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-20T12:58:00+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 3Q17, $QCOM entered into a collaboration with Packet,  a metal cloud provider, to deliver consumable cloud platform based on the its Centriq 2400 processor to be accessed by the software development community.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-20T12:54:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Semiconductor major $TXN, which derives about 85% of revenue from shipments to locations outside US, announced today that Brian Crutcher has joined its Board. Crutcher has been with the chipmaker for more than 20 decades. Texas' CEO commented, "He knows TI well and brings strong financial acumen and business judgment to the board."

$AAPL {{ '2017-07-20T12:48:23+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

In regard with its battle against $AAPL, $QCOM has filed patent infringement complaints against the iPhone maker with both the International Trade Commission and in Federal Court in the US. The ITC investigation is expected to commence in August and the case will be tried next year.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-20T12:28:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$QCOM'S pending $38Bil takeover of NXP Semiconductors is seen as a key strategy to expand its Internet of Things. The smartphone chipmaker expects the combined company to have an annual revenue of more than $30Bil. The transaction, that may face obstacles in the European Union, is expected to close by end of calendar 2017.

$TXN {{ '2017-07-20T11:15:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $TXN has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on Aug. 14, 2017, to stockholders of record on July 31, 2017.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T22:17:33+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$QCOM QUALCOMM Inc. Earnings AlphaGraphics: Q3 2017 highlights

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:27:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 4Q17 $QCOM expects its revenue to be in the range of $5.4-6.2Bil. The company expects its diluted EPS to be about $0.55-0.65 and non-GAAP EPS to be in the range of $0.75-0.85. This guidance does not include QTL revenues related to the sale of $AAPL products by Apple’s contract manufacturers

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:23:19+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$QCOM's 3Q17 results were negatively impacted due to the actions taken by $AAPL's contract manufacturers, who failed to fully report and not pay royalties due on the sales of $AAPL products. Due to this the company did not provide certain metrics of its QTL business, which include total device sales and related estimated ranges of device shipment.

$QCOM {{ '2017-07-19T21:08:44+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$QCOM, that is facing several litigation issues, posted 40% drop in 3Q17 earnings, mainly due to the bitter legal battle with $AAPL, who did not report and pay royalties. Revenues fell 11% YoY to $5.4Bil. Net income were $0.9Bil, or $0.58 per share, down 40% from $1.4Bil, or $0.97 per share in 3Q16. Excluding items, $QCOM earned $0.83 per share.

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