* Micron Technology Inc. said its fiscal second-quarter loss widened to $30 million, or 5 cents a share, from $4 million, or 1 cent, a year ago. Sales fell 40% to $646 million, hurt by a slump in prices for its memory chips, but were up 52% from the first quarter. Analysts were expecting a loss of 4 cents on revenue of $666 million. Micron Technology shares slipped to $33.01 in extended trading on the report, after closing up $2.01 at $34.51 on the NYSE.
* Applied Materials Inc., the world's biggest semiconductor-equipment maker, will split its stock 2 for 1 in response to a 30% increase in share value this year. The split will take place April 16. Applied Materials rose $1.02 to $52.02 on Nasdaq.