Shares of Entegris ( ENTG) were among technology's losers Thursday, slumping 14% after the company posted disappointing third-quarter results and warned that fourth-quarter results would be below expectations as well.

Entegris, which makes products for semiconductor companies, posted earnings of $17.8 million, or 13 cents a share, on revenue of $171.3 million. Excluding items, the company earned $21.9 million, or 16 cents a share. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call expected earnings of 17 cents a share on revenue of $177.5 million. During the year-earlier quarter, the company reported a loss of $18 million, or 16 cents a share, on revenue of $121.3 million.

Looking ahead, Entegris sees fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of 11 cents to 14 cents a share on revenue of $155 million to $163 million. Analysts project earnings of 17 cents a share on revenue of $178.9 million. Shares were trading down $1.48 to $9.31.

Alvarion ( ALVR) rose 5% after the network-equipment maker swung to a third-quarter profit and posted in-line fourth-quarter guidance. The company reported a loss of $2 million, or 3 cents a share, on revenue of $54 million. Excluding items, the company reported a profit of $954,000, or 2 cents a share. Analysts expected break-even earnings on revenue of $52.3 million. During the year-earlier period, the company posted a loss of $5.5 million, or 9 cents a share, on revenue of $45 million.

Looking ahead, Alvarion sees fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of 1 cent to 4 cents a share on revenue of $52 million to $56 million. Analysts project earnings of 2 cents a share on revenue of $55.6 million. Shares were trading up 38 cents to $7.76.

Shares of inTest ( INTT) plunged 38% after the maker of semiconductor test equipment posted sequential declines in third-quarter earnings, revenue and bookings. The company posted earnings of $508,000, or 6 cents a share, on revenue of $16.6 million. During the previous quarter, the company earned $1.9 million, or 21 cents a share, on revenue of $18.9 million.

Bookings, meanwhile, slumped to $13 million, down from $20.4 million just a quarter ago. The third-quarter decline in bookings, the company said, signifies the beginning of the down portion of this business cycle. "Although it is too early to know the length or severity of the apparent slow down, we believe that we are well positioned to remain cash-flow positive due to the restructuring of our operations over the past few years," inTest said.

Looking ahead, inTest said that it would no longer provide any quarterly or annual earnings guidance. The decision to discontinue earnings guidance was made after a series of discussions between the board and management. Shares were trading down $2 to $3.25.

Tekelec ( TKLC) rose 8% after the telecom-equipment company swung to a third-quarter profit and posted stronger-than-expected revenue. The company earned $89.3 million, or $1.33 a share, on revenue of $155.2 million. Excluding one-time gains and other items, the company posted a profit of $11.2 million, or 16 cents a share. Analysts expected a loss of 3 cents a share on revenue of $129.9 million. During the year-earlier period, the company posted a loss of $4.1 million, or 6 cents a share, on revenue of $108.4 million. Shares were trading up $1.13 to $15.64.

Shares of 24/7 Real Media ( TFSM) slumped 11% after the digital marketing company posted in-line third-quarter earnings on weaker-than-expected revenue and issued fourth-quarter guidance that disappointed investors. The company posted a loss of $1.4 million, or 3 cents a share, on revenue of $49.1 million. Excluding items, the company earned $4.7 million, or 9 cents a share. Analysts expected earnings of 9 cents a share on revenue of $49.8 million. During the year-earlier quarter, the company posted adjusted earnings of $2.3 million, or 5 cents a share, on revenue of $35.1 million.

Looking ahead, 24/7 Real Media sees fourth-quarter adjusted earnings of 11 cents to 12 cents a share on revenue of $55 million to $59 million. Analysts project earnings of 12 cents a share on revenue of $57.6 million. Shares were trading down $1.05 to $8.91.

Other technology movers included Intel ( INTC), down 33 cents to $20.69; Dell ( DELL), up 93 cents to $24.95; Microsoft ( MSFT), down 5 cents to $28.76; Cisco Systems ( CSCO), down 9 cents to $24.01; Applied Materials ( AMAT), down 11 cents to $17.14; Garmin ( GRMN), up 85 cents to $45.83; and Sun Microsystems ( SUNW), up 1 cent to $5.32.

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