was up 1.5% in active late afternoon trading after being down much of the day. Other key tech stocks also erased early losses as bargain hunters moved in.
was up 2% to $120.25 after sliding as low as $114.63 in early afternoon.
, which managed
to buck the downturn, gathered energy in midafternoon and was up 4.8%. The
(SOX:NYSE) turned higher and was up 0.5%.