Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN) - NASDAQ
  • Aug. 12, 2011, 12:16 PM

    Quick take on Nvidia/Tegra: Tegra faces tough near-term competition, since Qualcomm's (QCOM) Snapdragon chips offer a more integrated solution, and Texas Instruments' (TXN) OMAP chips are competitive performance-wise. However, the Tegra 3's specs could lift Nvidia in 2012, and Project Denver could allow it to attack the PC CPU market.

    | Aug. 12, 2011, 12:16 PM
  • Aug. 9, 2011, 3:54 PM
    IHS expects shipments of Internet-connected consumer electronics devices to soar from 161M in 2010 to over 503M in 2013 and 780M in 2015, as growing numbers of TVs, tablets, Blu-Ray players, and consoles are shipped with web connectivity. Wi-Fi chipmakers such as BRCM, TXN, and QCOM will be among the main beneficiaries. (previously)
    | Aug. 9, 2011, 3:54 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 9, 2011, 8:45 AM

    Quick take on AMD/smartphones: Some investors might not like AMD's decision, but it's probably a smart one, given Intel's (INTC) failures in getting its Atom platform adopted in smartphones, and the resources AMD would need to produce an ARM-based (ARMH) chip that can compete with solutions from QCOM, TXN, NVDA, and others.

    | Aug. 9, 2011, 8:45 AM
  • Aug. 8, 2011, 11:31 AM

    FBR Capital is downgrading Texas Instruments (TXN) to Market Perform, citing declining Nokia (NOK) orders and a potential slowdown in industrial demand. However, FBR is bullish on rival Atmel (ATML), owing to its "technology leadership" and exposure to numerous consumer electronics markets. Sterne Agee downgraded TI last week.

    | Aug. 8, 2011, 11:31 AM
  • Aug. 3, 2011, 10:20 AM
    Sterne Agee cuts its rating on Texas Instruments (TXN -0.1%) to Neutral from Buy, citing weakening industrial markets in the U.S. and China which should dampen second-half seasonal upside. Industrial markets will become more important to TXN after closing its acquisition of National Semiconductor, which gets about half its revenue from industrial customers, Agee says.
    | Aug. 3, 2011, 10:20 AM
  • Jul. 25, 2011, 4:44 PM

    More on Texas Instruments' (TXN) Q2: Revenue slightly above $3.44B consensus. Analog revenue +5% Y/Y, wireless -23%. Expects Q3 revenue of $3.4B-$3.7B, midpoint below $3.62B consensus. Expects Q3 EPS of $0.55-$0.65, midpoint below $0.64 consensus. "Lukewarm" production seen among some computing and consumer customers. TXN now +1% AH. (PR)

    | Jul. 25, 2011, 4:44 PM
  • Jul. 25, 2011, 4:38 PM

    More on Texas Instruments (TXN) earnings: "We are pleased" with success in Analog and Embedded Processing units, sequentially up 3% and 12% respectively. Production is ahead of schedule at quake-damaged factories in Japan. "Mixed" macro signals cloud the third-quarter forecast.

    | Jul. 25, 2011, 4:38 PM
  • Jul. 25, 2011, 4:33 PM
    Texas Instruments (TXN): Q2 EPS of $0.56 beats by $0.02. Revenue of $3.46B (-1% Y/Y) in-line. Shares -0.4% AH. (PR)
    | Jul. 25, 2011, 4:33 PM
  • Jul. 25, 2011, 11:28 AM

    Nvidia (NVDA) is down 2.6% after UBS' Uche Orji cut his PT to $16.50 from $20, while reiterating a Hold. Orji believes AMD's Q2 graphics weakness doesn't bode well for Nvidia's results (due next month), and also sees strong competition for the company's Tegra smartphone and tablet processors from Texas Instruments (TXN) and Qualcomm (QCOM).

    | Jul. 25, 2011, 11:28 AM
  • Jul. 25, 2011, 9:16 AM
    Texas Instruments (TXN) is due to report its Q2 earnings later, with EPS forecast to fall to $0.54 from $0.62 and revenue to $3.44B from $3.5B, mainly due to declining orders from Nokia (NOK). Investors will look for signs TI is executing on its plans for analog chip dominance.
    | Jul. 25, 2011, 9:16 AM
  • Jul. 25, 2011, 12:10 AM

    Notable earnings after Monday's close: APC, BIDU, BRCM, BXS, CNI, DRH, FNF, FTI, HLX, JEC, LPS, MAS, NFLX, NUVA, QGEN, RRC, STM, TXN, VECO

    | Jul. 25, 2011, 12:10 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 22, 2011, 5:08 PM
    Texas Instruments (TXN) has underperformed the NASDAQ by about 10% YTD, as declining Nokia (NOK) orders and chip inventory concerns take their toll. When the company reports on Monday, investors will look for signs TI is executing on its plans for analog chip dominance, fueled by a cutting-edge manufacturing facility and the firm's pending acquisition of NSM.
    | Jul. 22, 2011, 5:08 PM
  • Jul. 22, 2011, 1:32 PM

    Advanced Micro Devices (AMD +16.1%) and SanDisk (SNDK +9.9%) top S&P movers after each report strong quarters (I, II). Other chip stocks (SOXX +2.5%) also are jumping, partly in anticipation that the group’s pricing challenges might be starting to ease: MU +6.4%, KLAC +2.9%, MCHP +2.5%, TER +2.5%. Among big chippers, INTC +1.6%, AMAT +1.7%, TXN +0.5%.

    | Jul. 22, 2011, 1:32 PM
  • Jul. 21, 2011, 11:05 AM

    In-Stat expects mobile device demand will continue driving Wi-Fi chip growth: it expects 85% of e-readers shipped in 2013, and more than 750M smartphones shipped that year, to have built-in Wi-Fi. Chipmakers Broadcom (BRCM), TI (TXN), and Qualcomm (QCOM - via its Atheros division) are poised to benefit.

    | Jul. 21, 2011, 11:05 AM
  • Jul. 19, 2011, 11:12 AM
    IBM's (IBM +3.9%) strong results helps lift the Philadelphia Semiconductor Index (SOXX +3.1%) on an outlook for increasing IT spending. Select semiconductor stocks receive an additional boost with Buy ratings from Jefferies: Broadcom (BRCM +4.8%), Marvell (MRVL +2.9%), Texas Instruments (TXN +2.1%).
    | Jul. 19, 2011, 11:12 AM
  • Jul. 18, 2011, 2:17 PM

    Advanced Micro (AMD -3.6%) is one of the big decliners among chip stocks, as ThinkEquity cuts its price target to $8 from $11, reflecting a softer demand outlook in the consumer PC market. But the firm continues to recommend buying AMD based on its new product ramps and "relative" health of the overall computing market. Also: SNDK -3%, MU -3.1%, TXN -1.7%.

    | Jul. 18, 2011, 2:17 PM
Company Description
Texas Instruments Incorporated is a global analog and digital semiconductor IC design and manufacturing company. In addition, to analog technologies, digital signal processing and microcontroller semiconductors, it designs and manufactures semiconductor solutions for analog and digital embedded... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Semiconductor - Broad Line
Country: United States