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nick fletcher

Apple's stock has never been higher as iPad 3 anticipation mounts

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Apple isn't the first tech company to be worth $500bn – Microsoft, Intel, Cisco and GE passed that mark during the dotcom boom of 2000 – although none are near that nowApple is not the first company to be worth more than $500bn (£315bn) but with its equity value passing...
Apple's stock has never been higher as iPad 3 anticipation mounts

Premier Farnell signs deal with Sony to make mini-computer Raspberry Pi in UK

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Success of credit card-sized device leads to agreement to make up to 300,000 unitsPremier Farnell, the electronic component specialist which has seen two of its top executives poached by leisure groups recently, now has some better news to deliver.It has signed a multi-million pound deal with Sony UK Technology Centre...
Premier Farnell signs deal with Sony to make mini-computer Raspberry Pi in UK

Arm shares jump 4% as chip designer's results beat forecasts despite Apple's disappointment

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Company hails strong performance in first half and says full year figures will meet expectationsApple may have disappointed with its latest earning update overnight, but there were no such worries for one of its key suppliers.Chip designer Arm beat market forecasts for the second quarter with a 23% jump in...
Arm shares jump 4% as chip designer's results beat forecasts despite Apple's disappointment

Arm director sails off but shares are boosted by broker optimism

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Executive to leave in 2013 for round the world race, while BarCap and Investec both issue positive notesThere are any number of reasons for directors leaving a company - good and bad - but going sailing is not the most usual one.That however is the reason Mike Inglis plans to...
Arm director sails off but shares are boosted by broker optimism

Facebook shares hit new low on worries about its mobile strategy

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First set of results as public company show revenues in line with forecasts but mobile concerns remainFacebook shares have fallen to a new low as the year's biggest flotation continued its disastrous decline.The social network dropped 17% to $22.28 as investors logged out following its first set of results as...
Facebook shares hit new low on worries about its mobile strategy

Chip designer Arm dips on growing competitive fears as Intel buys stake in manufacturer ASML

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Analyst says $3bn purchase by US group could give Intel an advantage in market share battle with ArmChip designer Arm has come under renewed pressure following news that rival Intel is paying more than $3bn for up to 15% of manufacturing group ASML.Analysts said the move could increase the competitive...
Chip designer Arm dips on growing competitive fears as Intel buys stake in manufacturer ASML

Chipmaker CSR surges 22% after results and news of $50m share buyback

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Company's revenues in line with expectations as dividend and buyback news boosts sharesCSR, the chipmaker whose customers include Apple, Samsung and Sony, has reported a fourth quarter loss, but the company softened the blow by raising its dividend and announcing a $50m share buyback.The company - which makes GPS, bluetooth...
Chipmaker CSR surges 22% after results and news of $50m share buyback

Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

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Microsoft co-founder reveals 3% of security group which was criticised for chaotic Olympics performanceBill Gates has bought a £110m stake in G4S, the security company trying to rebuild its reputation following its chaotic performance during the London 2012 Olympics.Representatives of the Microsoft co-founder's charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

Pace shares fall nearly 5% on profit taking following positive update

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Set-top box maker reports lower than expected costs from Thai flood disruptionSet-top box maker Pace has seen its share price rise by around 20% in less than a month, so a positive trading update has been an excuse for some profit taking.The company said 2012 revenues were expected to be...
Pace shares fall nearly 5% on profit taking following positive update

Chip designer Arm leads FTSE higher on hopes for Apple and Microsoft launches

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UK group supplies designs for iPad mini and is involved in Windows 8 for mobilesArm continues its recent surge, with the UK chip designer boosted by both the launch of Apple's mini iPad and the forthcoming unveiling of Microsoft's Windows 8.Its shares rose on Tuesday after it reported better than...
Chip designer Arm leads FTSE higher on hopes for Apple and Microsoft launches

Arm and Imagination Technologies jump after Samsung's Galaxy S4 launch

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iPhone supplier Arm shrugs off competition concerns while Imagination benefits from Samsung using its graphicsArm, supplier of chip designs to Apple's iPhone, has shrugged off the ballyhoo over the launch of rival Samsung's Galaxy S4.Its shares have added 22.5p to 945p as analysts at Jefferies raised Arm to buy from...
Arm and Imagination Technologies jump after Samsung's Galaxy S4 launch

Arm escapes market rout as Dell backs company's chip designs

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Dell to offer customers choice of Arm or Intel products, giving support to company's sharesArm, the chip designer whose products are used in Apple's iPad and iPhone, has escaped the worst of the current market rout after Dell backed the company's architecture.The computer group has said it will offer customers...
Arm escapes market rout as Dell backs company's chip designs

Pace picks up as disk drive disruption eases and results improve

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Set-top box maker expects better full year margins and revenuesThings are looking brighter for set-top box maker Pace.A string of profit warnings, partly due to floods in Thailand causing a shortage of hard disk drives, led to a change of chief executive in December. Now the company has reported another...
Pace picks up as disk drive disruption eases and results improve

Chip firm CSR jumps by a third after selling handset business to Samsung for $310m

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Move allows company to return cash to shareholders and concentrate on higher growth areasChip designer CSR has jumped by more than a third after agreeing to sell its mobile handsets business to Samsung for $310m in cash.Under the terms of the deal, Samsung will also pay $34.4m to buy a...
Chip firm CSR jumps by a third after selling handset business to Samsung for $310m

IQE falls on worries about competion from US giant Qualcomm

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UK maker of semiconductor materials loses 14% as Qualcomm enters radio frequency chip marketIQE, the maker of semiconductor materials, has dropped more than 14% on competition fears.US giant Qualcomm, the world's leading supplier of chips for mobile phones, said it would enter IQE's radio frequency market.Qualcomm introduced a new silicon-based...
IQE falls on worries about competion from US giant Qualcomm

Imagination Technologies falls 10% on worries about partner Texas Instruments' plans

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Conference comments suggested US group planned to exit smartphone and tablet markets, hitting Imagination's profitsDespite a profit warning from Shanks and disappointing sales growth from Domino's Pizza, the biggest faller in the FTSE 250 is chip designer Imagination Technologies.The company has fallen 53.4p to 466.6p, a 10% decline, after long...
Imagination Technologies falls 10% on worries about partner Texas Instruments' plans

Pace confirms submitting a bid for Google-owned Motorola's set top box business

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UK company says talks are in an early stage, and its shares are suspended pending further detailsShares in Pace have been suspended after the company confirmed reports it had submitted a bid for Motorola's set top box business.Pace was said to be one of a number of bidders for the...
Pace confirms submitting a bid for Google-owned Motorola's set top box business

Volex shares fall nearly 30% after being hit by Apple connector changes

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Company says change in strategy by its largest customer means profits will be below expectationsApple may have annoyed some of its loyal customers by changing its connector for the new iPhone5, but the move has also hit component supplier Volex.The company has issued a profit warning after "a delay in...
Volex shares fall nearly 30% after being hit by Apple connector changes

Samsung sales worries hit shares in Arm, Wolfson and Imagination Technologies

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Broker report forecasts slower than expected sales of Samsung's Galaxy S4, especially in EuropeWorries about weak smartphone sales have hit UK chip designers.A report from JP Morgan suggesting that weak European demand for Samsung's flagship Galaxy S4 phone could hit the company's earnings, with the bank saying it expected S4...
Samsung sales worries hit shares in Arm, Wolfson and Imagination Technologies
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