No second half recovery this year
US chipmaker Broadcom warned a US-China trade conflict and export restrictions on Huawei were causing a worldwide slowdown in demand for chips.
Media made the wrong assumption
ASML denied any involvement by its top client Samsung Electronics Co Ltd in an intellectual property theft case between the Dutch chip equipment maker and a rival.
What was stolen was not a lithography blueprint
Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML admitted that a US software subsidiary was the victim of corporate theft several years ago, but denied that the information stolen was for a lithography machine.
As an expected trade war looms
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing has reported a 0.9 percent fall in third quarter net profits.
Just three percent
Chipzilla has reduced its stake in supplier ASML to just below three percent.
$3.1 billion deal is shake up of the chipmaking gear makers
Chipmaking equipment firm ASML has bought the chip screening company Hermes Microvision (HMI) for $3.1 billion.
Could be used by 2018
Extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is working and could be used in Moore Law saving high-volume chip manufacturing as early as 2018.
$6.44 billion in sales
Dutch outfit ASML Holding, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment has managed to flog more than $6.44 billion worth of gear.
Yeah it is probably Intel
ASML, Europe's largest supplier to computer chip makers, will sell 15 of its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) chip etching systems to a "single U.S. customer" who is probably Intel.