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Among other things, Apple is now looking to hire wireless engineering talent in Qualcomm's hometown of San Diego.
Are the semis right, and the bottom has been reached, or are the industrials right, and there is another leg down to come?
Proofpoint and Symantec's earnings reports just gave a fresh lift to a security tech space that continues seeing healthy growth. Here are a couple of relatively low-risk options for playing it.
Intel's Swan has got the wind at his sails, with relatively strong financial results, but also challenges in the data center from manufacturing stumbles and the changing nature of chip design.
AMD shares surged Wednesday after the chipmaker posted solid quarterly earnings and said 2019 margins and revenues would likely top forecasts, defying investor gloom for the sector following Nvidia's sales warning earlier this week.
The recent malaise in the chip industry is at least in part attributable to the enormous concentration of chip buying among the mega-cap tech names such as Amazon and Alphabet. Don't worry, though -- long term, it's good for chip stocks.
The iPhone maker is a show-me stock ahead of its fiscal first-quarter results
Growing market for Xilinx's programmable chips give company a lift, and so are 5G network rollouts.
Western Digital guides toward stronger second-half sales, alongside wider company cost cuts, following weaker-than-expected second quarter earnings.
Texas Instruments' defiant fourth-quarter earnings, which echoed a series of concerns from chip-making peers, may have signaled a bottom for the semiconductor sector as investors look to second half 2019 growth to revive performance for beaten-down stocks.
The one-day pops that could be fleeting might only be an appetizer to the entrée that is the nascent fourth industrial revolution that semiconductors will need to underwrite.
Sales to cloud giants, PC CPU expectations and capital spending plans are among the things to keep an eye on as the chip giant reports.
Against an already uncertain backdrop, Intel emerges with unique issues.
Shares of the giant chipmaker are up on indications that a bottom may be building in the semiconductor sector.
ASML shares fell sharply in Amsterdam Wednesday after the semiconductor supplier cautioned that delayed orders and swelling inventories would hit first quarter sales, echoing concerns for the sector as chip prices fall and smartphone demand wanes.
Stocks were flat until news broke, only to be dispelled shortly after, although stocks still ended higher. Netflix reports earnings too.
So far 2019 is proving to be a year where things have a habit of working out right.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average trades higher Thursday for the third straight session.
A potential peel-back of trade restrictions is taking TSM higher, but politics still play a role.
The chip manufacturing giant's shares are trading higher in spite of light sales guidance. Possibly helping: It still expects mobile chip sales to rise slightly this year.
The company may be benefitting from current low expectations.
The long-term demand bolstered by secular shifts in technology are keeping many onboard the ship for semiconductors in the long term.
Jim Cramer breaks down the top headlines on Thursday.
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TSM's largest customer is Apple, and it's second largest is Huawei.
Taiwan Semiconductor the world's biggest contract chipmaker and a lead supplier for Apple iPhones, posted tepid fourth quarter earnings Thursday but cautioned that near-term sales would slide the most in 10 years as global smartphone markets continue to slow.
It's time to tackle Thursday with Jim Cramer.
The big contract chipmaker issues a downbeat forecast of what lies ahead for the semiconductor giant, and likely for the sector.
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