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Tough Execution Ahead for TI, National Merger

Texas Instruments announced on Tuesday that it has signed an agreement to acquire its rival, National Semiconductor, in an all-cash transaction totaling US$6.5 billion. This will merge two leading analog semiconductor companies. National's shareholders will receive $25 a share, 78 percent higher tha...

Intel Warns Investors to Brace for Painful Q4 Report

Chip giant Intel has once again preannounced dire financial results -- yet another sign of the year-long U.S. recession's heavy toll on the technology industry. Intel said Wednesday that fourth-quarter revenue will come in at $8.2 billion, down 20 percent from the third quarter and down 23 percent y...

Mobile TV Demand Driving Down Chipset Prices

A new study by ABI Research indicates that an array of semiconductor developers have designed US$10 chipsets for receiving and displaying TV on mobile phones -- a price point that marks the first important benchmark for the growth of mobile phone-based TV and video applications. "This ramp-up in mar...

More Tech Companies Acknowledge Stock Options Investigations

Several major technology companies -- including semiconductor maker Broadcom and Internet job site Monster -- disclosed Monday that they have established committees to investigate the handling of stock options grants as scrutiny of the practice spreads to include dozens of companies. Also caught up ...

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