Chipmakers Altera (ALTR -0.8%), Cypress (CY -0.9%), Lam Research (LRCX -1.8%), LSI (LSI -1.3%),...

|About: Altera Corporation (ALTR)|By:, SA News Editor

Chipmakers Altera (ALTR -0.8%), Cypress (CY -0.9%), Lam Research (LRCX -1.8%), LSI (LSI -1.3%), and Volterra (VLTR -2.7%) tick lower after receiving downgrades to Equal Weight from Barclays. AMD (AMD -1.2%), which just removed the word "interim" from CFO Devinder Kumar's job title, has been downgraded to Underweight.