$FSL (Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd.)

$FSL {{ '2016-01-19T14:43:45+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$WILN said that its subsidiary, North Star Innovations, entered into a patent license agreement with GLOBAL FOUNDRIES Inc., a semiconductor foundry. The North Star Innovations portfolio was acquired by WiLAN in Oct. 2015 from $FSL. Terms of the license agreement & financials paid to $WILN remain undisclosed.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T23:30:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL is in the process of testing and developing Google Maps to enhance the customer experience. The company intends to roll out Store Sales Measurement in the coming months to enable advertisers to measure revenue, in addition to store visits. Going ahead, Google sees strong growth for YouTube across all platforms, including television.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:35:02+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

For 3Q17, $GOOGL expects headcount additions to be seasonally high. Going ahead, significant contributions are expected from the growing non-ads revenue businesses, especially Google Play. Google continues to shift its focus to AI-driven computing, with efforts to make the technology available to people across the world.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T22:12:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$GOOGL said the 20% growth in search revenue in 2Q17 was driven mainly by mobile search and YouTube. The $2.8Bil capital expenditure reflected investments in production equipment facilities and development of data centers. The internet search leader raised its stock–based compensation by 40% annually to $1.9Bil in the second quarter.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:13:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$GOOGL said revenues of the Google segment grew 21% annually to $25.76Bil in 2Q17. Revenues of Other Bets division climbed 34% to $248MM. Revenues from US operations advanced 23%, and those from Europe, Middle East and Africa moved up 14%. APAC revenues grew 28%, while other Americas revenues dropped 8%.

$GOOGL {{ '2017-07-24T21:00:24+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Earnings of search service behemoth $GOOGL fell sharply in 2Q17, hurt by penalty imposed by the EU in an antitrust lawsuit. EPS dropped to $5.01 from $7 last year, despite a 21% rise in revenues. There was a 52% annual growth in aggregate paid clicks, while aggregate cost-per-click dropped 23%. Alphabet’s Other Bets division remained in loss.

$GOOG {{ '2017-07-24T20:58:25+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

$GOOG $GOOGL Alphabet 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.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-21T14:22:52+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$MSFT said the large markets like the US, Germany and Japan performed better than its expectations in 4Q17. To compete with its competitors $GOOGL and $AMZN, Microsoft invested about $3.3Bil in CapEx, which includes the capital leases. This was up sequentially partly due to the deferral of planned datacenter spending from 3Q17 to 4Q17.

$MSFT {{ '2017-07-20T22:39:57+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$MSFT, the 3rd largest market cap firm in US after $AAPL and $GOOGL, reported a profit that doubled in the tech giant's final quarter of 2017. The strong performance was boosted by growth in Cloud and Office businesses. GAAP net income surged 109% to $6.5Bil. GAAP EPS spiked up 112% to $0.83, aided by tax benefits. Non-GAAP EPS grew 42% to $0.98.

$SWKS {{ '2017-07-20T22:31:53+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$SWKS is making good progress in extending the reach of its portfolio by innovating with higher-end platforms and adding more customers. In 4Q17, the company expects to get its broad markets business on a $1Bil annualized revenue run rate. This area has been growing in double digits and it has helped in revenue growth in 3Q17.

$SWKS {{ '2017-07-20T22:18:44+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

During 3Q17, $SWKS supported Huawei's smartphones with the SkyOne product suite and also extended the DRx solutions across Samsung's Galaxy platforms. The company delivered ZigBee and Wi-Fi devices for Amazon's virtual assistants and ramped advanced 4G/LTE MIMO solutions with leading infrastructure OEMs.

$SWKS {{ '2017-07-20T21:33:35+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SWKS Skyworks Solutions Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q3 2017 Highlights

$SWKS {{ '2017-07-20T20:42:40+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SWKS declared a cash dividend of $0.32 per share of the company's common stock, representing a 14% increase from the prior quarterly dividend of $0.28 per share. The dividend is payable on August 29, 2017, to stockholders of record on August 8, 2017.

$SWKS {{ '2017-07-20T20:40:47+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

For 4Q17, $SWKS expects revenue to be up 17% YoY with further gross and operating margin expansion. The company expects revenue of $980MM and adjusted diluted EPS of $1.75.

$SWKS {{ '2017-07-20T20:37:53+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SWKS reported an increase in 3Q17 results helped by global demand for its connectivity engines. Net income was $246MM or $1.32 per share compared to $185MM or $0.97 per share in 3Q16. Adjusted EPS was $1.57. Revenue was $900.8MM, up 20% YoY and exceeding consensus estimates.

$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."

$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.

$NVDA {{ '2017-07-12T16:26:59+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Expanding its portfolio of startup investments, $NVDA has added 8 companies over the past year. Lately, $NVDA has invested in Deep Instinct, an Israeli-based startup that uses deep learning to thwart cyberattacks. Deep Instinct uses a GPU-based neural network and CUDA to achieve 99% detection rates vs. 80% from conventional cyber security software.

$NVDA {{ '2017-07-05T15:24:42+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Chipmaker $NVDA and Chinese search-engine giant $BIDU teaming up to bring AI-based offerings across cloud computing, self-driving vehicles and AI home assistants.

$AMD {{ '2017-07-03T13:03:04+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Chip maker $AMD has appointed Abhi Y Talwalkar to its board of directors. A semiconductor veteran, Talwalkar was president and CEO of LSI Corp from May 2005 to May 2014. Earlier, he held various senior management roles at $INTC for over 12 years.

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