Igen International

(IGEN)

was climbing sharply in after-hours trading following news that a jury awarded the company $505 million in damages in a case against Roche Diagnostics.

The company, a maker of biological detection systems, was trading up 23.3% to $46.97 in extended trading on Instinet.

Rambus

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was another big winner, adding 8.8% to $9.35, after reporting earnings of 6 cents a share for the fiscal first quarter, topping estimates by 2 cents.

Acclaim Entertainment

(AKLM)

was rising after the company posted first-quarter income of 21 cents a share, matching estimates. The video game maker also raised its guidance for 2002, and its shares rose 7.6% to $5.24.

Semiconductor company

Cree

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was dropping after the company posted second-quarter income of 8 cents a share, excluding items, on revenue of $41.1 million. The company's income came in a penny shy of analysts' expectations, and Cree was losing 3.8% to $29.50.

In the first half-hour of Instinet trading, around 2 million shares changed hands among the top-20 volume movers.

Elsewhere, widely held tech shares were active.

Intel

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was off 0.2% at $34.59, and

Sun Micro

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was up 0.1% to $13.55.

Cisco

(SUNW) - Get Report

was gaining 0.4% to $21.08.

The

Nasdaq 100 Tracking Stock

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was flat at $41.36.

Oracle

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was up 0.2% to $16.73, and

Microsoft

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was inching up 0.1% to $69.38.