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Elantec Semiconductor


was down 16.1% in preopen


trading after warning that second-quarter earnings would be 20 cents to 22 cents per share and revenue would be lower than in the first quarter. The Street expected earnings of 38 cents per share.

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Chartered Semiconductor


warned late Tuesday, saying revenue would fall 35% sequentially instead of the 15% to 20% decline the company expected. Chartered now expects a loss for the period.

Its stock was not yet trading in the preopen.

Credit Suisse First Boston

sliced its price target to $39 from $50 and lowered earnings estimates.