Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom - Semiconductors RSS feed http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk Proactiveinvestors United Kingdom - Semiconductors feed en Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:27:02 +0000 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Genera CMS action@proactiveinvestors.com action@proactiveinvestors.com Quantum dot maker Nanoco welcomes European cadmium ban http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/182174/quantum-dot-maker-nanoco-welcomes-european-cadmium-ban-182174.html Wed, 09 Aug 2017 07:59:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/182174/quantum-dot-maker-nanoco-welcomes-european-cadmium-ban-182174.html CML Microsystems says full year profit will exceed market forecasts after robust second half http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/177438/cml-microsystems-says-full-year-profit-will-exceed-market-forecasts-after-robust-second-half-177438.html Mon, 08 May 2017 10:14:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/177438/cml-microsystems-says-full-year-profit-will-exceed-market-forecasts-after-robust-second-half-177438.html Nanoco's shares tank after cutting full year guidance as sales fail to materialise http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/175919/nanoco-s-shares-tank-after-cutting-full-year-guidance-as-sales-fail-to-materialise-175919.html Tue, 04 Apr 2017 10:29:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/175919/nanoco-s-shares-tank-after-cutting-full-year-guidance-as-sales-fail-to-materialise-175919.html Misys yanks flotation plans http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/168142/misys-yanks-flotation-plans-168142.html Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:39:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/168142/misys-yanks-flotation-plans-168142.html Picture is bright for quantum dots specialist Nanoco http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/167204/picture-is-bright-for-quantum-dots-specialist-nanoco-167204.html Tue, 11 Oct 2016 07:22:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/167204/picture-is-bright-for-quantum-dots-specialist-nanoco-167204.html Nanoco dips on lower revenue but says trading is “in line” with expectations http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/129109/nanoco-dips-on-lower-revenue-but-says-trading-is-in-line-with-expectations-129109.html Mon, 08 Aug 2016 11:16:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/129109/nanoco-dips-on-lower-revenue-but-says-trading-is-in-line-with-expectations-129109.html ARM Holdings boosts revenue and profits as takeover beckons http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/128674/arm-holdings-boosts-revenue-and-profits-as-takeover-beckons-128674.html Wed, 27 Jul 2016 07:45:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/128674/arm-holdings-boosts-revenue-and-profits-as-takeover-beckons-128674.html SoftBank bid for ARM Holdings paves way for more overseas takeovers http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/128297/softbank-bid-for-arm-holdings-paves-way-for-more-overseas-takeovers-128297.html Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:41:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/128297/softbank-bid-for-arm-holdings-paves-way-for-more-overseas-takeovers-128297.html Japan's Softbank to buy ARM Holdings for £24.3bn http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/128274/japan-s-softbank-to-buy-arm-holdings-for-243bn-128274.html Mon, 18 Jul 2016 07:25:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/128274/japan-s-softbank-to-buy-arm-holdings-for-243bn-128274.html ARM advances into robotic vision with new acquisition http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/126067/arm-advances-into-robotic-vision-with-new-acquisition-126067.html Wed, 18 May 2016 15:55:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/126067/arm-advances-into-robotic-vision-with-new-acquisition-126067.html ARM Holdings PLC rides out smartphone slowdown http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/125001/arm-holdings-plc-rides-out-smartphone-slowdown-125001.html Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:50:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/125001/arm-holdings-plc-rides-out-smartphone-slowdown-125001.html Silex Systems Ltd to update on commercialisation arrangements http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/162130/silex-systems-ltd-to-update-on-commercialisation-arrangements-68065.html Silex Systems Ltd (ASX:SLX) has been granted a trading halt by the ASX, with its shares placed in pre-open.

Silex requested the halt pending details to confirm potential changes to the commercialisation arrangements in relation to its SILEX laser-based uranium enrichment technology.

Shares in the company have more than doubled in the past five-weeks.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Monday 18th April 2016, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

 

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Thu, 14 Apr 2016 04:00:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/162130/silex-systems-ltd-to-update-on-commercialisation-arrangements-68065.html
Nanoco Group Plc’s new Dow deal opens opportunity, but also uncertainty http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/124273/nanoco-group-plcs-new-dow-deal-opens-opportunity-but-also-uncertainty-124273.html Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:59:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/124273/nanoco-group-plcs-new-dow-deal-opens-opportunity-but-also-uncertainty-124273.html BluGlass Limited in collaboration arrangement http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/149459/bluglass-limited-in-collaboration-arrangement-67495.html BluGlass Limited (ASX:BLG) has some interesting news flow to come later this week, in the form of an industry based collaboration arrangement.

The ASX has granted the company a trading halt to prepare the details, with its shares placed in pre-open.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Wednesday 16th March 2016, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

 

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Apple supplier ARM upbeat despite smartphone slowdown http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/122394/apple-supplier-arm-upbeat-despite-smartphone-slowdown-122394.html Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:40:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/122394/apple-supplier-arm-upbeat-despite-smartphone-slowdown-122394.html Apple supplier ARM Holdings boosts profits but sees smartphone slowdown http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/122361/apple-supplier-arm-holdings-boosts-profits-but-sees-smartphone-slowdown-122361.html Wed, 10 Feb 2016 07:50:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/122361/apple-supplier-arm-holdings-boosts-profits-but-sees-smartphone-slowdown-122361.html Trina Solar pulls out of European trade undertaking http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/120365/trina-solar-pulls-out-of-european-trade-undertaking-120365.html Fri, 11 Dec 2015 14:03:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/120365/trina-solar-pulls-out-of-european-trade-undertaking-120365.html Camtek shares lifted as it wins orders worth more than US$4mln http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/119585/camtek-shares-lifted-as-it-wins-orders-worth-more-than-us4mln-119585.html Mon, 23 Nov 2015 14:36:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/119585/camtek-shares-lifted-as-it-wins-orders-worth-more-than-us4mln-119585.html Nvidia hits 7-yr high on robust outlook http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/117200/nvidia-hits-7-yr-high-on-robust-outlook-117200.html Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:21:00 +0000 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/117200/nvidia-hits-7-yr-high-on-robust-outlook-117200.html ARM Holdings lays to rest royalty revenue fears http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/116462/arm-holdings-lays-to-rest-royalty-revenue-fears-116462.html Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:00:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/116462/arm-holdings-lays-to-rest-royalty-revenue-fears-116462.html UPDATE - Skyworks to acquire PMC-Sierra for $2bn in cash http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/115378/update-skyworks-to-acquire-pmc-sierra-for-2bn-in-cash-115378.html ---ADDS SHARE PRICE---

Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) rose in early trading after the Apple supplier said it would buy chipmaker PMC-Sierra for $2bn in cash to expand its portfolio.

PMC shareholders will received $10.50 per share, a 37% premium to Monday’s close of $7.69 on the Nasdaq. 

The deal will add $0.75 per share to Skyworks’ earnings on an annual non-GAAP basis, the Woburn, Massachusetts-based company said in a statement late Monday.

The semiconductor industry has seen a wave of consolidation in recent years as chip makers have grown to keep pace with demand from clients and used mergers to trim costs by combining workforces. 

Skyworks said it will fund the acquisition with cash on hand from the combined companies and other debt financing. 

The deal is expected to close in the first half of next year.

Shares eased 3.88% to US$78.59. 

 

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BluGlass Limited lands largest ever foundry order http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/149458/bluglass-limited-lands-largest-ever-foundry-order-64698.html BluGlass Limited (ASX:BLG) has secured a $300,000 order from one of its key specialised epitaxy (foundry) customers, the largest foundry order it has received to date.

This customer is developing a specialty LED application for which BluGlass will be supplying the green and blue LED wafers for their unique product over the next six months.

The order forms part of the company’s strategy of growing the custom epitaxy and revenue generating service part of its business over the coming months.

Earlier this month, BluGlass received a $2.1 million Research & Development tax rebate for FY2015.

It also raised $467,812 through a placement of shares priced at $0.0625 in August.

Shares in BLG are currently trading at $0.066.

 

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Texas Instruments lifts dividend, unveils additional $7.5bn stock buyback http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/115437/texas-instruments-lifts-dividend-unveils-additional-75bn-stock-buyback-115437.html Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), the largest maker of analog chips, is planning to return more capital to its investors.

The Dallas, Texas-based company unveiled after markets closed on Thursday that it will lift its quarterly cash dividend by 12%, to $0.38 per share from $0.34.

The higher dividend will be payable on November 16 to stockholders of record on October 30. 

The company has also unveiled a plan to buy back an additional $7.5bn of its common stock “over time.” 

This is in addition to $1.8bn of previously authorized repurchases that remained at the end of June.

Shares were up 0.8% at $48.50 at 11:04 a.m. in New York, reversing an earlier loss. The stock has lost 9.4% this year.

 

 

 

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Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:05:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/115437/texas-instruments-lifts-dividend-unveils-additional-75bn-stock-buyback-115437.html
Silex Systems to license semiconductor technology to UK company http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/162129/silex-systems-to-license-semiconductor-technology-to-uk-company-64544.html Silex Systems (ASX:SLX, OTCQX:SILXY) subsidiary Translucent Inc has signed an agreement to license its Rare Earth Oxide’ (cREO) semiconductor technology to UK-based IQE plc (LON:IQE).

IQE will make an initial payment of US$1.5 million for a licence of up to 30 months to complete product commercialisation.

This will be followed by potential acquisition of the technology for an additional US$5 million.

Translucent will also receive a perpetual royalty on advanced semiconductor products sold by IQE using its technology.

IQE is a leading epiwafer supplier. Its products are used by major chip companies to produce high performance components for a wide range of high tech applications.

The company has cash of about $53 million.

 

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Filtronic's shares jump on antenna fix http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/109688/filtronic-s-shares-jump-on-antenna-fix-109688.html Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:12:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/109688/filtronic-s-shares-jump-on-antenna-fix-109688.html BluGlass Limited granted ASX trading halt http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/149457/bluglass-limited-granted-asx-trading-halt-63737.html BluGlass Limited (ASX:BLG) has been granted a trading halt by the ASX pending details of a proposed capital raising / offer for investment in the company.

BluGlass has invented a new process using Remote Plasma Chemical Vapour Deposition to grow semiconductor materials.

The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Monday 3rd August 2015, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.

 

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ARM profits rise but royalties a concern http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/109226/arm-profits-rise-but-royalties-a-concern-109226.html Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:40:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/109226/arm-profits-rise-but-royalties-a-concern-109226.html ARM expected to meet forecasts next week http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/109110/arm-expected-to-meet-forecasts-next-week-109110.html Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:11:00 +0100 http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/109110/arm-expected-to-meet-forecasts-next-week-109110.html Legend Corporation acquires assets of industrial products group http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/157933/legend-corporation-acquires-assets-of-industrial-products-group-62184.html Legend Corporation (ASX:LGD) has reached agreement to acquire selected assets of the Australian operations of System Control Engineering, and the shares of New Zealand based System Control Engineering.

This is a strategic acquisition that significantly enhances Legend’s value chain with a range of quality industrial products and project capabilities.

SCE forecast revenue for the year ended 30 June 2015 will be $28.5 million with Earnings before Interest and Taxation of $1.85 million, unaudited.

Net tangible assets at completion will be around $8.7 million.

Legend will acquire SCE for $10.2 million by way of an initial payment of $9.2 million upon completion with the remaining $1 million payable 31 December 2015.

The vendors will remain with the business and can achieve a total in deferred payments of up to $7.7 million based on the EBIT results for the financial years ended 30 June 2016 through 30 June 2019.

SCE will operate as a distinct division of Legend, and the effective acquisition date is back dated to 1 May 2015.

SCE has history and expertise in the supply of industrial and commercial gas, heating, refrigeration, electrical and air conditioning components, appliance spares and related value added systems to contractors and resellers.

The acquisition will be funded through existing debt facilities and working capital and it is expected that the acquisition will be earnings per share and operating cash flow positive in the first year.

Legend is currently capitalised at around $50 million.

 

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ARM Holdings off to a strong start http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/news/68229/arm-holdings-off-to-a-strong-start-79494.html Chip designer ARM Holdings (LON:ARM) saw further growth in the adoption of its processor technology in the first quarter of 2015.

The company revealed 30 processor licences were signed during the quarter for a broad range of applications ranging from its traditional stronghold of smartphones to more recent areas of expansion, such as servers.

Revenues rose 22% to £227.5mln from £186.7mln in the first quarter of last year, and was up 14% in dollar terms to US$348.2mln.

Processor royalty revenue rose 31% from a year earlier in dollar terms but processor licensing revenue eased 2% year-on-year.

Adjusted profit before tax rose 24% to £120.5mln from £97.1mln the year before.

The company said that, assuming the macroeconomic backdrop remains supportive of consumer spending, it expects group dollar revenues for the full-year 2015 to be at least in line with current market expectations.

Relevant industry data for the first quarter of 2015, points to a sequential decrease in industry-wide revenues, which is broadly consistent with normal seasonality.

ARM typically receives its royalties in the following quarter, and said it expects group dollar revenues for the second quarter to be in line with what the market is expecting.

"As the world becomes more digital and more connected, we continue to see an increase in the demand for ARM's smart and energy-efficient technology, which is driving both our licensing and royalty revenues,” said Simon Segars, chief executive officer of ARM.

“In recent months many handset OEMs [original equipment manufacturers] have announced smartphones and tablets based on ARMv8-A and Mali graphics processors. As production of these mobile computers start to ramp up in the second half of the year, ARM will benefit from the higher royalty percentage per chip that these technologies deliver compared to the processors in previous generations of mobile devices,” Segars added.

Shares were up 4.5% at  1,202p.

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Nanoco boss: ‘All the big TV brands want our technology’ http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/6198 The chief executive of nanomaterials specialist Nanoco Group (LON:NANO), Michael Edelman, tells Proactive that all the major TV brands want the firm’s “attractive” nanomaterial technology.

“We’re seeing all the major display brands, the TV brands, big OEMs, wanting this technology,” he says.

“We dramatically enhance colour, so your viewing experience is enhanced, whilst reducing power consumption.

“That’s all integrated into the TV in effectively a drop-in solution where [the TV manufacturers] don’t have to alter their production lines at all – so it’s very, very attractive for [them].”

Edelman also explains a little bit about what nanomaterial and quantum dot technology actually entails.

“These [quantum dots] are tiny fluorescent semiconductors which when you put energy in, in the form of light or electricity, [they] shine back at you in very brilliant colours.”

Although the screen display market is “starting to pull like crazy” in terms of demand, Edelman adds that the “market for these materials is very broad”, and lists cancer imaging as one of the potential uses.

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Panmure Gordon's O'Connor on takeovers in the tech sector http://www.proactiveinvestors.co.uk/companies/stocktube/5293 The fact that Japan’s SoftBank is wanting to buy ARM Holdings PLC (LON:ARM) is no surprise to George O’Connor, technology analyst at Panmure Gordon.  He says the Cambridgeshire-based chip designer is a “cracking UK technology company,” and the deal was assisted by the yen’s 9% post-EU referendum gain against sterling.


O’Connor says other names now being associated with potential takeovers include Imagination Technologies Group (LON:IMG), Spirent Communications (LON:SPT), Aveva Group (LON:AVV) and Sage Group (LON:SGE).


In terms of tech trends for the remainder of 2016, O’Connor says Brexit will impact the sector in terms of currency fluctuations and whether European buyers will now start to favour local providers.

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