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Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN)

  • Jan. 28, 2011, 3:58 PM
    Chipmaker PMC-Sierra (PMCS) tumbles -12.9% after failing to meet Q4 profit expectations and offering a disappointing Q1 revenue forecast. PMC's woes may be having a ripple effect on other chipmakers, such as LSI Corp. (LSI -1.4%), Broadcom (BRCM -4%), and Qualcomm (QCOM -2%).
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  • Jan. 27, 2011, 8:50 AM
    Chipmaker Qualcomm's (QCOM) strong Q1 earnings and revenue are boosting the stock premarket +5.5%. FBR Capital says Qualcomm is benefiting from "smartphone and tablet mania," and has returned to "its historical traditions of solid revenue growth and conservative financial guidance."
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  • Jan. 25, 2011, 1:48 PM
    Zacks upgrades image chip maker OmniVision Technologies (OVTI -2.4%) to Outperform from Neutral, citing better-than-expected Q2 earnings. Even the "flattish guidance for the next quarter appears to be much better than normal seasonality." OVTI's superior technology will let it hold its own in the handset market.
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  • Jan. 24, 2011, 4:39 PM
    Texas Instruments (TXN): Q4 EPS of $0.78 beats by $0.15. Revenue of $3.5B (+17% Y/Y) in-line. Shares -2.2% AH. (PR)
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  • Jan. 24, 2011, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Monday's close: AXP, AMGN, CSX, JEC, SANM, STM, TXN, VMW, ZION
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  • Jan. 20, 2011, 12:25 PM
    Analog chipmaker Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) is -2.5% after reporting Q4 revenue of $397.7M, just under the market estimate of $399M. Overall, the company said demand met expectations, except for the computing end market, which was weaker due to larger inventory cuts.
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  • Jan. 19, 2011, 4:05 PM
    Needham & Company is upbeat on Cypress Semiconductor (CY), noting its TrueTouch touchscreen controllers are gaining "solid momentum." Cypress is also rolling out a single chip for tablet devices, and "expanding touch capacity" to support 2011 demand. Cypress is +1.6% AH.
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  • Jan. 14, 2011, 8:36 AM
    Industry stalwart Intel's (INTC +0.8%) Q4 numbers prove life remains in the much-challenged traditional PC and server industry. Despite the rapid assault of smartphones, tablets and other devices, the chipmaker saw a 48% jump in earnings/share from Q4 last year, topping Street forecasts.
  • Jan. 12, 2011, 2:33 PM
    Another strong day for the hot semiconductor sector, as ARM Holdings (ARMH +1.9%) and Nvidia (NVDA +11.6%) hit 52-week highs. Other chip companies breaking their previous highs are Atmel (ATML -0.3%), Cypress Semiconductor (CY +1.5%) NXP Semiconductor (NXPI -0.9%) and ON Semiconductor (ONNN +2.5%).
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  • Jan. 11, 2011, 4:54 PM
    New components from Qualcomm (QCOM), and Texas Instruments (TXN) could enable Apple (AAPL) to ship a 4G LTE ready iPhone by fall, claims Jefferies & Co. Although it would disrupt the annual release pattern, they "can’t see Apple waiting a whole year" for such a device. Current LTE technology doesn't meet Apple design requirements.
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  • Jan. 10, 2011, 5:25 PM
    After CES, FBR Capital is upbeat on Atmel (ATML), Broadcom (BRCM), and International Rectifier (IRF). Broadcom will keep the lion's share of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity sockets through 2012. Atmel is the "clear winner" in touch controllers for tablet PCs and handsets. And IRF has a promising future in the automotive chip business.
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  • Jan. 6, 2011, 9:21 AM
    "Whatever device you use, now or in the future, Windows will be there," says Microsoft (MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer, as a follow-on to prior announcements. Responding to criticism it's been living in the past, Microsoft now hopes to usher in a new post-PC future where it runs on ARM Holdings' (ARMH) chips. Premarket, Microsoft +0.3%, ARM +7.4%.
  • Jan. 5, 2011, 4:50 PM
    As expected, at CES, Microsoft (MSFT) unveils a new flavor of Windows that can run on ARM Holdings (ARMH)-designed chips. "The next generation of Windows is going to evolve on new hardware," claims unit president Steven Sinofsky. Microsoft also runs demos with chips from Qualcomm (QCOM), Nvidia (NVDA) and Texas Instruments (TXN).
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  • Jan. 3, 2011, 5:31 PM
    Last November's global semiconductor sales hit $26B, up 14.4% from the same month in 2009, says an industry association. With the penetration of chips into tablet PCs, smartphones, eReaders, and other hardware, the industry is seeing "record sales levels with year-over-year growth rates not experienced in nearly a decade."
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  • Dec. 29, 2010, 1:05 PM
    After a year of struggles, 2011 appears more favorable for semiconductor ETFs, says Tom Lydon. With a likely rebound in corporate hardware spending, the sector has plenty of growth potential. Currently it's more than 40% below its “median normalized price-to-earnings ratio.”
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  • Dec. 29, 2010, 11:09 AM
    Caris & Co. estimates 54M tablet PCs to move in 2011, including 36M iPad (AAPL) units and 8M Galaxy Tabs (SSNLF.PK). It also sees sales of standalone eReaders doubling to 20M. In the semiconductor department, Intel (INTC) and Nvidia (NVDA) chips will predominate in tablet PC designs.
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Company Description
Texas Instruments Inc designs and makes semiconductors that it sells to electronics designers and manufacturers. It has two segments: Analog and Embedded Processing.