Atmel Corp

  • Why You Should Invest in Microcontrollers

    By Damon Churchwell - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: ATML, CY, FSL, MCHP

    If you are interested in semiconductor stocks but want companies with somewhat less volatile earnings profiles, makers of microcontrollers may be a good choice. Microcontrollers (MCUs) are programmable, embedded "systems-on-a-chip" that are being utilized by an increasing number of industries, from autos and appliances to portable electronics. My basis for believing their profits will be less volatile is a rising adoption of these products by manufacturers across the globe.

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  • A Semiconductor Stock To Consider

    By ANUP SINGH - August 17, 2013 | Tickers: ATML, FSL, TXN

    Those who are familiar with the semiconductor industry will know how important Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) is. The company is engaged in the design and manufacture of semiconductor chips to designers around the globe and it functions through four segments - Analog, Embedded Processing, Wireless, and Other.

    In line with the decision to exit the volatile mobile computing segment, it closed its OMAP unit for smartphones and tablets last year. The more »

  • This Chipmaker Is Not a Good Investment

    By Amal Singh - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: ATML, MCHP, SYNA

    Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML) has been trying to reignite its growth by attempting to ride the success of smartphones, tablets and touch-enabled PCs based on Microsoft's Windows 8. The company has been counting on its touch controllers/sensors to expand its core micro-controller business.

    So far, it has been through a roller-coaster ride as nothing seems to be happening to convince investors that it has a plan that’s working more »

  • Why Now Is a Good Time to Sell This Stock

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 5, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, ATML, MSFT, SSNLF

    Semiconductor company Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML) is well-known for two things -- the first is making microcontrollers and the second is inconsistency. However, shares have been up close to 30% so far this year as its performance has alternated between the bad and then, the good. Investors’ faith and management helped the stock appreciate this year.

    But, true to its character, Atmel yet again proved that it cannot stick to one path more »

  • How Should You Look At This Speculative Company?

    By Mike Thiessen - July 3, 2013 | Tickers: ATML, EK, UNXL

    UniPixel Inc (NASDAQ: UNXL) is a high tech manufacturing company that delivers specialized film to the display, touch screen and flexible electronics markets. It is a small company with a potentially game changing technology. The word potential here is key. As is often the case with companies that may be introducing disruptive technologies, investors either want to get in early to reap the greatest reward, or else bet against the more »

  • This Stock Has Bottomed and Is Headed Higher

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: ATML, BBRY, MSFT, SSNLF | Editor's Choice

    Shares of Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML) have rallied around 30% over the last six months, but the stock’s year-to-date performance has been flat. A poor quarterly report earlier this year had brought an end to Atmel’s rally, and the stock has been in the doldrums ever since. But, the company’s latest quarterly report might provide it positive momentum as management believes that the business bottomed out during the more »

  • Billionaire Richard Chilton’s Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: ATML, DIN, ENTG, FHN, VVUS

    According to our research, the most popular small cap stocks (those with market capitalizations between $1 billion and $5 billion) among hedge funds outperform the S&P 500 by an average of 18 percentage points per year. We think that this is because small cap stocks are less widely followed by investors, including institutional investors such as mutual funds; when a hedge fund team looks at such a stock then more »

  • Investors Have Faith in This Chip Company, So Should You

    By Harsh Chauhan - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, ATML, GOOG, MSFT

    The signs of a turnaround in Atmel’s (NASDAQ: ATML) business were quite evident, but even then, one wouldn’t have expected the stock to appreciate over 40% in the past three months. The company was in dire straits last year as revenue declined and margins contracted, which makes the rally a bit surprising. Hence, a sharp snapback was on the cards after Atmel disappointed investors with a lowly outlook more »

  • This Beaten-Down Stock is Gunning for a Turnaround, but Can it Execute?

    By Harsh Chauhan - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, ATML, CY

    Note: This post included inaccurate information about the company's book-to-bill ratio. It has been corrected.

    After being beaten down mercilessly in 2012 where it depreciated almost 36%, mixed-signal and programmable solutions company Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ: CY) is finally offering hope to investors for a better year ahead. But is a rebound really on its way or will it turn out to be another disappointing year for Cypress? Let’s more »

  • Why These Will Be the Top 5 Chip Gainers in 2013

    By Richard Saintvilus - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: ATML, BRCM, INTC, NVDA, QCOM

    Chips have always been one of the best derivative plays on the market. This was the case when Intel and AMD rode the coattails of Microsoft and some of the biggest PC names over the past decade. But now it’s over.  PCs are (in fact) dying left and right, as evident by the 9% decline in Microsoft’s fiscal Q1 report. But it’s only going to get worse more »

  • Microcontroller Producers to Bounce Back?

    By Damon Churchwell - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: ATML, FSL, MCHP

    Microcontrollers (MCUs), over the years, have generally withstood semiconductor market cyclicality better than standard chip products. This has likely been because of the large and growing number of applications for those devices that combine computer system components on a single unit. In 2012, sales have retreated somewhat, due to soft conditions in end markets such as industrial and consumer-related sectors. Over the long haul, the product category should sustain an more »

  • Can This Stock “Touch” Glory?

    By Harsh Chauhan - November 14, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, ATML, MSFT

    Not all smartphone component suppliers are riding smartphone growth successfully, a fact which is well represented by the year-to-date stock price performance of Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML). The maker of touchscreen microcontrollers has lost more than 40% so far this year, and seems like it isn’t going to do too well in the near-future either.

    In its recently-reported third quarter, Atmel posted mixed results. The company saw a massive 25 more »

  • Atmel: A Stock to Look Out For

    By Cecil Sales - November 2, 2012 | Tickers: ATML, CY, TXN

    The semi conductor sector has a lot of huge players, like Intel and TSM, who specialize in micro processors and related hardware. Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML), on the other hand, is a semi conductor company that deals with something else; micro controllers. In today’s radically advancing technological arena, these micro controllers play a very important role. One specific micro controller that was hugely responsible for these changes is the capacitive more »

  • Give a Thought to this Distressed Chipmaker, it Might Bounce Back

    By Harsh Chauhan - August 3, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, ATML, CRUS

    There are a number of companies, suppliers of components to be precise, riding this smartphone and tablet revolution. But some are finding the ride easy while for some, it has been a rocky one. The fate of these component suppliers depends on which camp they belong to.

    On one side, we have the likes of Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS), a manufacturer of audio chips which recently blazed the Street with more »

  • UBS Asset Management's Top Buys: 2 Potential Longs, 1 To Avoid

    By Ashish Sharma - May 15, 2012 | Tickers: ATML, JNPR, MSFT, TMUS

    UBS Global Asset Management (Americas), Inc. is a wholly-owned management subsidiary of UBS AG. It caters to individuals and institutions and manages ~$70bn in UBS series of funds. The firm follows both value and growth strategies utilizing bottom up fundamental analysis. The firm recently filed its form 13F with SEC. In this article, I will be discussing its top three buys (according to numbers of shares bought) from the last more »

  • Don't Count Atmel Out

    By Harsh Chauhan - May 9, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, ATML

    A couple of months back I told you why Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML) looks like a stock for the long-term. However, if you judge the company on its performance and guidance issued in the just-concluded first quarter, chances are that you won’t be impressed. Although Atmel managed to beat the Street’s top line projections and met on the bottom line, it saw a sharp drop in its margins and more »

  • A Stock for the Long Term Investor

    By Harsh Chauhan - March 20, 2012 | Tickers: AMZN, AAPL, ATML, HIMX

    There are a number of component suppliers who stand to gain from the mobile computing revolution. But investors need to be smart enough and separate the wheat from the chaff so that they can put their money on the right stocks. One such company which caught my mind when I was scouting for such stocks is Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML). Let’s see why.

    Atmel makes touchscreen microcontrollers for tablets and more »