was up 1.5% at mid-morning -- the only major semiconductor stock to move higher -- after
Credit Suisse First Boston
reiterated its strong buy and said recent weakness was overdone. Other techs sagged as profit taking replaced yesterday's rally.
, a big winner among the chipmakers Tuesday, was off 2.2%. The
, was down 1.8%. Other major tech stocks trading lower included
, down 0.6%, and
, off 3.8%.