Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
The term “Internet of things” was first coined in 1999 by Kevin Aston, an early pioneer of radio-frequency identification technology. Since then, the meaning has morphed from tagging everything with a computer chip to something a bit different. Now it is generally understood as items being Internet-enabled, constantly communicating and processing data.
Sound weird? It might at first blush, but it is a clear trend. Years ago people used to more »
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 »
Minnesota-based global sanitation and chemicals major Ecolabs (NYSE: ECL) believes it will be able to almost double its revenues if it can find the talent it needs to hit its stated goal of $11 billion in revenue and capitalize on its recent merger. Chairman, President, and CEO Douglas Baker has also expressed concern that, “Currently more »
While semiconductor company Intel dominated chip sales in the PC era, another company has taken over the mantle in the era of smartphones and tablet computers. Chips based on architecture designed by UK-based Arm Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH) have become predominant in popular electronic devices like the iPhone and iPad.
Arm is not sitting on its laurels either. It is aggressively designing more semiconductors to be used in devices of the more »
In an earlier article, http://beta.fool.com/shamapant/2011/12/13/ascending-triangle-freescale-semiconductor-holding/, I mentioned that Freescale Semiconductor Holdings(NYSE: FSL) had significant upside in fundamental and technical terms. I emphasized the technical as the highlight of the article, and I made a recommendation to buy " March 2012 Call Options with a strike of $12.50 for a price of $1.4, as priced Dec. 14th (Bid1.35Ask1.4Volume111)." I more »
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Business: Freescale Semiconductor Holdings (NYSE: FSL)
From the recent Freescale 10-Q, “Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of more »