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ARM Sees Smartphone Recovery in Second Half

ARM Holdings, whose chip technology powers Apple's iPhone, said demand for smartphones would pick up in the second half after a disappointing end to 2013 resulted in first-quarter profit rising less than in previous years.Sales of top-end smartphones, a market dominated by Apple and Samsung, were lower than predicted during the Christmas holiday season, leading to worries that the market was becoming saturated.But ARM's Chief Financial Officer Tim Score said there were signs that demand was picking up for smartphones from the low-end to the top, where Samsung has just launched its Galaxy S5 flagship and Apple is expected to unveil a new iPhone later this year.The British company posted a 9 percent rise in pretax profit to 97.1 million pounds ($163.36 million), broadly in line with market forecasts, on revenue collected in dollars of $305.2 million, up 16 percent. In comparison, a year ago adjusted pretax profit jumped 44 percent.Royalty payments, which ARM receives a quarter in arrears...

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  1. TSMC April Revenue Hits Record-High NT$50.07 Billion, up 24% on Year

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSM) said Friday that its revenue rose to a record high in April, up 24% from a year earlier.Sales likely rose on demand for ...

  2. UMC Sees Profitability Steady Despite Higher 2Q Shipments

    Taiwanese contract chip maker United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) said Wednesday pricing for its semiconductors and profitability likely won't improve substantially ...

  3. UMC 1Q Net Profit Surges; Sees Higher 2Q Shipments

    United Microelectronics Corp.'s (UMC) first-quarter net profit surged from the same period a year earlier, mainly because of one-off gains from stock disposals and a...

  4. TSMC Raises Capital Expenditure, Gives Rosy Second-Quarter Outlook

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSM) presented an upbeat outlook for the second quarter citing strong demand for chips in smartphones and tablets after repor...

  5. TSMC 1Q Net Profit up 18% on Chip Demand, Beats Expectations

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (2330.TW) said Thursday that first-quarter net profit rose 18% from a year earlier to $39.58 billion New Taiwan dollars ($1.32...

  6. TSMC March Consolidated Revenue NT$44.13 Billion; Up 18.9% on Year

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s (TSM) consolidated revenue in March rose 18.9% on year, it said on Wednesday.Sales likely rose on demand for high-performanc...

  7. MARKET COMMENT: Taiwan Shares End +0.2%, 7950 Ceiling Seen -FirstCap

    Taiwan shares end up 0.2% at 7913.18, as profit-taking in banks offsets moderate gains in some tech heavyweights, with trading volume subdued ahead of a four-day pub...

  8. MARKET COMMENT: Taiwan Shares End Up 0.7%; 7850-8000 Band Eyed

    Taiwan shares end up 0.7% at 7918.61, tracking gains on Wall Street overnight and as the relatively calm reopening of Cypriot banks eased investors' concerns, says H...

  9. MARKET COMMENT: Taiwan Shares End Down 0.4%; 7700 Support Eyed

    Taiwan shares end down 0.4% at 7866.88 on light volume, as investors find few motivating catalysts from recent fourth-quarter earnings reports, says Masterlink Inves...

  10. MARKET COMMENT: Taiwan Shares Fall 0.4%; 7850 Support Tipped

    Taiwan's shares are down 0.4% at 7866.30 as the local market consolidates on mixed news, says Mega International Investment Service manager Stanley Chou. "While rene...

  11. TSMC : Selling US$1.5 Billion Senior Unsecured Notes

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (2330.TW) is selling US$1.5 billion in senior unsecured notes to fund operations.The offering consists of US$350 million aggre...

  12. TSMC : Booked HK$111.1 Million From Selling SMIC Shares

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSM, 2330.TW), the world's largest contract chip maker by revenue, said late Wednesday it booked 111.1 million Hong Kong doll...

  1. Abu Dhabi's ATIC to Invest Up to $10B in U.S. Chip Plant

    Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology Investment Co (ATIC) plans to invest up to $10 billion over the next two years in GlobalFoundries' upstate New York semiconductor fac...

  2. Applied Materials Posts Fiscal Fourth-Quarter Beat

    Top chip gear-maker Applied Materials Inc (NASDAQ:AMAT) posted fiscal fourth-quarter revenue that modestly exceeded estimates as foundry customers build new producti...

  3. MSCI Unveils Beyond BRIC Index

    MSCI (NYSE:MSCI), the provider of some of the most widely used international indices for ETFs, has unveiled its own take on the "Beyond BRICs" theme with the launch ...

  4. Patience Required With Emerging Markets ETFs

    It is now mid-July and at this point, it is fair to say most investors know 2013 has been a rough year for emerging markets ETFs . Select single-country funds have b...

  5. TSMC , Apple In Chip-manufacturing Deal: WSJ

    Executives at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. said the chip maker has signed a deal with Apple Inc. to manufacture some of its application processors, accordi...

  6. Three ETFs For Emerging Markets Tech Exposure

    No Google (NASDAQ:GOOG). No Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL). No Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) or Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX), either. Those technology and Internet darlings, along with other n...

  7. TSMC : Board Approves Plan to Issue up to NT$45 Billion Unsecured Corporate Bonds

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSM), the world's largest contract chip maker by revenue, said Tuesday its board approved the company's plan to issue up to 4...

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