was down 9.4% in early trading. The chipmaker today is scheduled to release second quarter-earnings. The Street's estimate is 51 cents per share vs. the year-ago result of 37 cents.
Semiconductors were broadly lower in the wake of more evidence of slowing PC sales and a warning from
was down 3.9%. But sector bellwether
was up 3.9% after striking a 52-week low Wednesday.