Updated from 3:30 p.m. EDT

Chip stocks seesawed Wednesday, mirroring turbulence in the broader market.

A rally based in part on a not-so-terrible durable goods report faded in the afternoon, taking with it tech-stock gains, though the major indices did recover modestly by the time the market closed. Among the semiconductors, STMicroelectronics ( STM) -- which makes components for long-lasting goods in addition to those for computers -- maintained gains, finishing the day up 7.3% at $4.71. Applied Materials ( AMAT) also rose, gaining 3.8% to $10.99.

Among the other winners:
  • Advanced Micro Systems (AMD) rose 1% to $3.17.
  • Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) rose 0.7% to $13.48.
  • Nvidia (NVDA) rose 1.6% to $9.94.
  • Among the day's less fortunate:
  • Texas Instruments (TXN) fell 1.3% to $16.43.
  • Intel (INTC) fell 0.4% to $14.94.
  • National Semiconductor (NSM) fell 2% to $10.16.
  • Broadcom (BRCM) fell 3.8% to $19.80.
  • Atmel Corp. (ATML) fell 4% to $3.63.
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