Panasonic’s Q1 profits at Tesla’s Gigafactory boost investor confidence in EV market

On Tuesday, following Panasonic Corp’s first quarter report, shares of Asian companies in Tesla Inc’s battery supply chain surged. Panasonic’s battery venture with Tesla has boosted investor confidence in the U.S. electric vehicle (EV) maker. Panasonic’s first quarterly profit from its $1.6 billion investment in Tesla’s Gigafactory is also another validation of Tesla founder Elon…

Shares of chipmakers rise in European bourses on expectation of a Phase One U.S.-China trade deal

On Tuesday, shares of chipmakers in European bourses rose in anticipation for a potential U.S.-China trade deal. Investors will be looking for clues in a key speech from U.S. President Donald Trump. The pan-European STOXX 600 index edged slightly higher by 0840 GMT, with technology stocks rising by 0.3%. Investors are keenly awaiting a speech…

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German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG close to acquiring Cypress Semiconductor Corp

The potential deal values U.S. chipmaker Cypress Semiconductor Corp at around $10 billion. As per a report from Bloomberg, German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG is closing in on a deal to acquire Cypress Semiconductor Corp; the potential deal values the U.S. chipmaker at nearly $10 billion. The report which cites sources familiar with the matter at…

Fitbit Inc reports stellar first quarter results

The development underscores a rising demand for affordable wearables among consumers. In a development that signals a welcome break for wearable devices, wearable device maker Fitbit Inc reported better-than expected first-quarter results reaffirming its full-year revenue forecast. The wearable device maker was able to sell more smartwatches and wearable devices that track health at affordable…