Proactiveinvestors Australia - Semiconductors RSS feed Proactiveinvestors Australia - Semiconductors feed en Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:23:36 +1100 Genera CMS BluGlass and Griffith University to develop next-generation transistors Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:44:00 +1000 Bluglass Ltd heads to market Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:30:00 +1100 Nanoco dips on lower revenue but says trading is “in line” with expectations Mon, 08 Aug 2016 20:16:00 +1000 ARM Holdings boosts revenue and profits as takeover beckons Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:45:00 +1000 SoftBank bid for ARM Holdings paves way for more overseas takeovers Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:41:00 +1000 Japan's Softbank to buy ARM Holdings for £24.3bn Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:25:00 +1000 ARM advances into robotic vision with new acquisition Thu, 19 May 2016 00:55:00 +1000 ARM Holdings PLC rides out smartphone slowdown Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:50:00 +1000 Silex Systems Ltd to update on commercialisation arrangements Silex Systems Ltd (ASX:SLX) has been granted a trading halt by the ASX, with its shares placed in pre-open.

Silex requested the halt pending details to confirm potential changes to the commercialisation arrangements in relation to its SILEX laser-based uranium enrichment technology.

Shares in the company have more than doubled in the past five-weeks.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Monday 18th April 2016, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.


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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:00:00 +1000
Nanoco Group Plc’s new Dow deal opens opportunity, but also uncertainty Thu, 31 Mar 2016 23:59:00 +1100 BluGlass Limited in collaboration arrangement BluGlass Limited (ASX:BLG) has some interesting news flow to come later this week, in the form of an industry based collaboration arrangement.

The ASX has granted the company a trading halt to prepare the details, with its shares placed in pre-open.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Wednesday 16th March 2016, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.


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Mon, 14 Mar 2016 18:00:00 +1100
Intersil turnaround gaining traction Fri, 04 Mar 2016 03:20:00 +1100 Apple supplier ARM upbeat despite smartphone slowdown Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:40:00 +1100 Apple supplier ARM Holdings boosts profits but sees smartphone slowdown Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:50:00 +1100 Kulicke and Soffa swings to loss in Q1 Thu, 04 Feb 2016 01:34:00 +1100 China’s Trina ships 57.1 MW solar modules Japan solar project Fri, 29 Jan 2016 01:00:00 +1100 Trina Sola completes three solar projects in China Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:50:00 +1100 Trina Solar pulls out of European trade undertaking Sat, 12 Dec 2015 01:03:00 +1100 Camtek shares lifted as it wins orders worth more than US$4mln Tue, 24 Nov 2015 01:36:00 +1100 Nvidia hits 7-yr high on robust outlook Sat, 07 Nov 2015 02:21:00 +1100 Marvell Technology plunges to 3-yr low as accounting firm quits Wed, 28 Oct 2015 01:28:00 +1100 Texas Instruments hits 6-month high on stronger-than-expected Q3 results Fri, 23 Oct 2015 01:15:00 +1100 ARM Holdings lays to rest royalty revenue fears Thu, 22 Oct 2015 01:00:00 +1100 AMD swings to quarterly loss as sales drop 26% Fri, 16 Oct 2015 23:56:00 +1100 Intel warns on data center growth Wed, 14 Oct 2015 22:15:00 +1100 UPDATE - Skyworks to acquire PMC-Sierra for $2bn in cash ---ADDS SHARE PRICE---

Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) rose in early trading after the Apple supplier said it would buy chipmaker PMC-Sierra for $2bn in cash to expand its portfolio.

PMC shareholders will received $10.50 per share, a 37% premium to Monday’s close of $7.69 on the Nasdaq. 

The deal will add $0.75 per share to Skyworks’ earnings on an annual non-GAAP basis, the Woburn, Massachusetts-based company said in a statement late Monday.

The semiconductor industry has seen a wave of consolidation in recent years as chip makers have grown to keep pace with demand from clients and used mergers to trim costs by combining workforces. 

Skyworks said it will fund the acquisition with cash on hand from the combined companies and other debt financing. 

The deal is expected to close in the first half of next year.

Shares eased 3.88% to US$78.59. 


Wed, 07 Oct 2015 02:08:00 +1100
Chipmaker AMD cuts 5% of its workforce to trim costs; shares rise Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) rose in morning trade after the struggling chipmaker said it would eliminate about 500 jobs, or 5% of its global workforce.

The move is part of a restructuring to slash costs at the Sunnyvale, California-based company.

Shares rose  1% to $1.76 at 9:30 a.m. in New York on Friday. The stock had lost one-third of its value this year through Thursday.

AMD said it anticipates savings of $58mln in 2016 from the restructuring plan. It also expects to take a charge of $42mln, with $41mln of that recorded in the just-ended third quarter.

The company has been shifting to gaming consoles and low-power servers as it suffered because of recent declines in sales of personal computers, which use microprocessors. It reported a loss of $181mln in the second quarter, while revenue declined 36% to $942mln.

AMD had about 9,700 employees at the end of last year.

The AMD announcement comes as the non-farm payrolls report released on Friday showed the U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected in September. 

The world’s largest economy created 142,000 jobs in September, according to the Labour Department. The reading trailed the 203,000 gain expected.



Sat, 03 Oct 2015 01:44:00 +1000
Micron posts lower-than-expected Q4 revenue drop; shares rise Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) was trading higher in premarket trade on Friday, a day after the memory chipmaker reported a lower-than-expected decline in its quarterly revenue.

Shares rose as much as 4.5% to $15.43 as of 7:57 a.m. in New York.

Revenue fell 14.8% to $3.6bn in the fiscal fourth quarter ended September 3, the Boise, Idaho-based company said in a statement late on Thursday.

That result topped the $3.55bn average estimate of analysts surveyed by Capital IQ.

Net income decreased 59% to $471mln, or $0.42 per share, in the quarter. Stripping out items, the company earned $0.37 per share, exceeding analysts' estimates of $0.32 per share.

Lower selling prices drove down revenue, underscoring the effects of weakened demand for personal computers. Micron is making both dynamic random access memory (DRAM) and NAND flash memory chips.

Looking ahead, Micron anticipates revenue of $3.35bn-$3.6bn for the current quarter, below analysts' average estimate of $3.73bn.

The stock had lost 58% since the beginning of the year through the close on Thursday.

Sat, 03 Oct 2015 00:18:00 +1000
Cypress ditches pursuit of Atmel acquisition Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY), a chipmaker, said it ended its attempt to buy Atmel (NASDAQ:ATML).

U.K.-based Cypress confirmed in a statement late on Monday that it had made an offer for the San Jose, California-based Atmel but added that the bid had expired and it had “withdrawn its interest” in the chip maker. 

Atmel agreed this month to be bought by Dialog Semiconductor Plc for about $4.6bn.

The Atmel bid was Cpress’ second failed attempt to acquire a chipmaker this year. It attempted to purchase chipmaker Integrated Silicon Solution Inc, but lost out to Uphill Investment Co, which clinched a transaction in June for more than $700mln.

Shares of Cypress spiked 1.7% to $8.51 at 10:17 a.m. in New York on Tuesday, paring this year’s loss to 41%.

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 02:22:00 +1000
Marvell shares gain as company plans to cut 17% of workforce Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) rose in premarket on Friday, a day after the chipmaker said it will cut 17% of its global workforce as it restructures its mobile business. 

Shares advanced as much as 5.8% as of 8:38 a.m. in New York. The stock had lost 38% since the beginning of the year through the close of regular trading on Thursday.

The Santa Clara, California-based company said in a statement after markets closed on Thursday that it will refocus mobile to Internet of Things, automotive, and networking. Shares gained as much as 9% in extended trading.

The restructuring will begin immediately and Marvell expects the bulk of it to take place through the end of fiscal 2016. 

The restructuring is expected to result in annualized operating savings of $170mln to $220mln, the company said.

It also expects to take a charge of $100mln to $130mln related to the restructuring.

The company had 7,163 workers as of January 31.



Sat, 26 Sep 2015 00:47:00 +1000