Advanced Micro Devices

(AMD) - Get Report

was up 12.6% in preopen

Instinet

trading after it posted third-quarter earnings of 64 cents per share excluding one-time items, beating the

First Call/Thomson Financial

estimate of 62 cents and the year-ago 36-cent loss.

The chipmaker boosted tech stocks after Wednesday's negative session.

Intel

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(INTC) - Get Report

was up 3% in preopen

Island

trading,

Cisco

(CSCO) - Get Report

was up 2.6%, and

Oracle

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was up 2%.