Chip bellwether

Intel

(INTC) - Get Intel Corporation (INTC) Report

, in positive territory most of the day, was up 1% in early afternoon trading as the sector experienced a broad rally.

Advanced Micro Devices

(AMD) - Get Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Report

TheStreet Recommends

rose 5% and

Micron Technology

(MU) - Get Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) Report

was up 2.7%. The

Semiconductor Index

, or SOX, was ahead 3.8%.