Facebook said that out of an abundance of caution, we have taken steps to protect the health and safety of our employees.
The materials to be restricted includes fluorinated polyimide which is used in smartphone displays.
Samsung Electronics bets on better second half after posting weakest profit in more than two years in first quarter
Hit by falls in chip prices and slowing demand for display panels, Samsung posted operating profit of 6.2 trillion won ($5.4 billion) in the quarter ended March
Western Digital is targeting $800 million in annualised reductions in non-GAAP cost and expenses.
Samsung flagged a 27 percent cut in capital expenditure to 31.8 trillion won in 2018.
Intel’s PC sales have trended positively in recent quarters, lifted by stronger demand.
Samsung is expected to post a record profit of 12.5 trillion won from chip sales in June.
Qualcomm's Q1 2018 profit exceeds forecasts, suggesting that a slowdown in global smartphone market is not as bad
The results announced in Qualcomm’s smartphone chip business contrasted to those from major mobile phone components makers in Asia.
Concerns ahead of Apple’s quarterly report next Tuesday have shaved 9 percent from its stock price in the past five sessions.
This is the first time Intel has been toppled since 1992 as worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled to a 22.2 percent increase from 2016.
Toshiba and Western Digital are close to settling their legal dispute over the sale of an $18 billion semiconductor unit
But Western Digital, Toshiba’s chip joint venture partner and a jilted suitor in the auction of the unit, argues that no deal can proceed without consent.
Because of the impasse over the terms, Western Digital does not believe it will take part in a coming round of investment in Toshiba’s Fab 6 chip factory.
Seagate has committed up to $1.25 billion to finance the purchase of the chip unit — world’s second-biggest producer of NAND flash memory semiconductors.
Affected chip suppliers are likely to include Intel, Arm, Synaptics, Skyworks, Broadcom, Samsung, Micron, SK Hynix and Toshiba.
Japan’s Toshiba Corp said on Thursday it had signed an $18 billion deal to sell its chip unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP.
SK Hynix board approves its participation in Bain Capital-led consortium to buy Toshiba's memory chip unit
The Bain-led consortium will hold 49.9 percent of the voting rights in the chip unit, while Toshiba will hold 40.2 percent.
Western Digital's actions come after Toshiba's decision to sell the unit to a consortium led by Bain Capital LP and South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix.
Toshiba announced on 20 September that it had chosen a consortium led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP to buy the prized chip unit.
Sources familiar with the matter confirmed consortium members were still wrangling over details of their agreement.
Toshiba said this week it has agreed to focus on selling the world’s No. 2 NAND producer to a group led by Bain and South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc.