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By Valerie Rice and Valerie Rice,Knight-Ridder News Service | March 23, 1992
WASHINGTON -- It has taken more than 10 years of annual lobbying trips, but it finally seems legislators and administration officials have learned the meaning of one of Silicon Valley's most important "s" words: semiconductors.But after 60 meetings with government people during a visit here recently, semiconductor industry executives were less certain that the government understood the importance of that other vital "s" word: sanctions.Members of the Semiconductor Industry Association were in Washington to ask the Bush administration and Congress to enforce a troubled semiconductor trade agreement with Japan.
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By Joseph Ganem | September 24, 2013
This past Wednesday I received an email from my professional organization - the American Physical Society - with the subject line: "Urgent Helium Alert. " The message called on me to contact Congress immediately to urge them to act on helium legislation so that the U. S. Bureau of Land Management can continue operations beyond September 30. According to the email: "Partisan gridlock threatens to diminish the US Helium supply by 50% on October 1st. " As I looked at the list of Congressional names and phone numbers provided, I tried to imagine what I would say to a staffer who might only think of helium as the element that keeps balloons and blimps afloat.
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By Bloomberg Business News | April 6, 1993
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rebounded a bit from Friday's drop, with shares of oil and semiconductor companies leading the rise yesterday.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 8.38, to 3,379.19, after falling 68.63 points, or 2 percent, Friday. Gains in Texaco Inc. and Chevron Corp. stock offset declines in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. and McDonald's Corp."After what happened Friday, it wasn't surprising that we saw prices stabilize as investors try to figure out what's going to be the next big move in stocks," said Peter Da Puzzo, senior managing director at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.Standard & Poor's 500 Index increased 0.90, to 442.29, ending a three-session slump.
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By Andrea K. Walker, The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2011
Pixelligent Technologies LLC will relocate its headquarters and manufacturing facility to Baltimore from College Park with the help of a $200,000 loan from the Baltimore Development Corp. The company, which manufactures nanocrystal additives for the electronics and semiconductor markets, will move into the Holabird Business Park. The Baltimore Board of Estimates approved the five-year loan with a 5 percent interest rate at a meeting Wednesday. Pixelligent said it plans to employ 25 people by the end of the year and 150 by the end of 2015.
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By BLOOMBERG BUSINESS NEWS | February 14, 1996
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks fell yesterday, led by a slump in shares of semiconductor companies amid evidence of waning demand for their products.The decline ended six straight days of records for the Standard & Poor's 500 and Nasdaq composite indexes."
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | April 17, 2001
NEW YORK - The Nasdaq composite index fell for the first time in five sessions yesterday after a Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. analyst said semiconductor companies are likely to reduce profit forecasts for the rest of the year. Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. led the decline, which drove down the index by 51.86, or 2.6 percent, to 1909.57. Investors realize that "things can get much worse" after the report on computer-chip makers, said Michael Weiner, who helps manage $6 billion for Banc One Investment Advisors Corp.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | October 28, 1997
NEW YORK -- Merck & Co. and J. P. Morgan & Co. led the Dow Jones industrial average lower yesterday, and Apple Computer Inc. was the only stock in the Standard & Poor's 500 index to rise."
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July 7, 1993
Advanced Micro Devices' net risesAdvanced Micro Devices Inc. reported yesterday that net income rose 55 percent in the second quarter from the corresponding period a year earlier, largely because of strong sales of microprocessors for advanced personal computers.The company, the sixth-largest semiconductor maker, began selling the more powerful 486-generation microprocessor two months ago.
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By James P. Miller and James P. Miller,Chicago Tribune | September 24, 2006
A summer sell-off in the volatile semiconductor group has raised an interesting question for investors: If the chips are down this much, is it time to buy? Although semiconductor stocks have underperformed the broader market since May, in recent weeks the market appears to be regaining an appetite for the group. Shares of computer chip-makers such as Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and National Semiconductor Corp. have not only halted their nose dive but also regained a good portion of the ground they lost.
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November 23, 1992
U.S. expects to regain lead in semiconductorsThe U.S. semiconductor industry, surpassed six years ago by Japanese rivals, is expected to retake the global lead by early next year, industry watchers say.It would be an astounding feat, the first time a key U.S. industry has regained a dominant market position after being knocked out of first place by Japanese competitors."
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By Bob Keefe and Bob Keefe,Cox News Service | September 26, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO -- When Intel Corp. chief executive Paul S. Otellini takes the stage here today to kick off his company's conference for developers and partners, he'll talk about Intel's forthcoming "quad core" semiconductors with four separate processing engines. He'll discuss his company's plans for more power-efficient chips - the rallying cry for the semiconductor industry these days. He'll probably give up some new details about Intel's strategies for wireless networking, home entertainment and health care.
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By James P. Miller and James P. Miller,Chicago Tribune | September 24, 2006
A summer sell-off in the volatile semiconductor group has raised an interesting question for investors: If the chips are down this much, is it time to buy? Although semiconductor stocks have underperformed the broader market since May, in recent weeks the market appears to be regaining an appetite for the group. Shares of computer chip-makers such as Intel Corp., Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and National Semiconductor Corp. have not only halted their nose dive but also regained a good portion of the ground they lost.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | November 30, 2002
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 1.8 percent in October from the previous month, indicating that demand is recovering, an industry group said yesterday. Sales rose to $12.5 billion in October from $12.3 billion a month earlier, boosted by demand for chips used in mobile phones, the Semiconductor Industry Association said in a report. Chip sales posted their steepest decline last year, and the trade group lowered its 2002 sales forecast earlier this month. Sales rose 20 percent in October from a year earlier, and the association predicted a "normal" pattern for year-end orders.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | April 17, 2001
NEW YORK - The Nasdaq composite index fell for the first time in five sessions yesterday after a Morgan Stanley Dean Witter & Co. analyst said semiconductor companies are likely to reduce profit forecasts for the rest of the year. Intel Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. led the decline, which drove down the index by 51.86, or 2.6 percent, to 1909.57. Investors realize that "things can get much worse" after the report on computer-chip makers, said Michael Weiner, who helps manage $6 billion for Banc One Investment Advisors Corp.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | November 7, 2000
IRVINE, Calif. - Broadcom Corp., a communications chip maker, agreed yesterday to buy closely held SiByte Inc. for $2.07 billion to add semiconductors used for processing Internet traffic, its 11th acquisition this year. Broadcom said it will issue 5.6 million shares valued at $1.23 billion to SiByte holders, and may issue more shares valued at $810.3 million if SiByte meets certain performance goals. The No. 3 maker of chips for small networks has been on a buying spree in the past year to expand its product line, particularly in chips for larger telecommunications networks that comprise the Internet.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | February 16, 2000
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Intel Corp. showed off a new microprocessor, code-named Willamette and running at 1.5 gigahertz, as the world's biggest semiconductor maker continues its race against rivals to have the fastest computer chip. At that speed, 1.5 billion electrical pulses are going through the chip every second to perform computer tasks. Intel's fastest production model chip is a Pentium III running at 800 megahertz, a little more than half as fast. Intel is in a heated race with rival Advanced Micro Devices Inc. to have the fastest chip on the market.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | November 30, 2002
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 1.8 percent in October from the previous month, indicating that demand is recovering, an industry group said yesterday. Sales rose to $12.5 billion in October from $12.3 billion a month earlier, boosted by demand for chips used in mobile phones, the Semiconductor Industry Association said in a report. Chip sales posted their steepest decline last year, and the trade group lowered its 2002 sales forecast earlier this month. Sales rose 20 percent in October from a year earlier, and the association predicted a "normal" pattern for year-end orders.
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By Bloomberg Business News | June 11, 1994
NEW YORK -- U.S. stocks rose for a second day yesterday amid rallies in oil and semiconductor shares and active dividend-related trading in the stock of Hanson PLC."Over all, it's a very quiet day, with some strength in the semiconductor stocks," said Todd Clark, senior block trader at Mabon Securities. "It's been like this all week."The Dow Jones industrial average rose 20.31, to 3,773.45. Aluminum Co. of America, Caterpillar Inc. and Bethlehem Steel Corp. were the biggest gainers in the average.
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By MORNINGSTAR | September 26, 1999
Anyone still looking for proof of the digital revolution needn't look much further than Fidelity Select Electronics Portfolio. This fund is up a healthy 37 percent for the year to date through mid-July. That puts it in the technology category's top third for the period -- no mean feat considering its dearth of red-hot pure Internet plays. Amid all the Net hoopla, the fund has kept its traditional focus on the comparatively mundane semiconductor, semiconductor-capital-equipment and PC sectors.
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By BLOOMBERG NEWS | September 17, 1998
RICHMOND, Va. -- Motorola Inc., the world's No. 3 chip maker, said yesterday that it is halting construction of a $3 billion computer-chip plant near Richmond, because of low prices and slumping demand for semiconductors.Construction, which was delayed once before amid a 1997 chip-market decline, will stop within days and be halted indefinitely. The West Creek, Va., plant would have employed as many as 5,000 people, and made high-performance chips for pagers and hand-held computers.Chip makers are struggling with weak demand and plunging prices amid slower personal computer demand and economic problems in Asia.
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