fell 5.2% in early trading after
Banc of America Securities
downgraded it to buy from strong buy along with several other chip stocks.
The move, in the wake of today's
disappointment this week, was a response to concerns about demand from optical, PC and wireless sectors.
Among other downgraded stocks,
was down 5.7% and
was down 8.3%. The
was down 5.6%.