Microchip Technology, Inc.

  • 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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  • 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 »

  • This Semiconductor Manufacturer Looks Good

    By ANUP SINGH - August 11, 2013 | Tickers: ADI, MCHP, TXN

    Microchip Technology (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading semiconductor manufacturer with a strong track record of paying dividends and has been increasing shareholder payouts consistently since 2002. It looks like the case for buying this semiconductor company is getting stronger by the day, especially since it released strong first quarter results last month. Let’s take a look at the results.

    Terrific performance

    Microchip reported exceptional first quarter results, recording top-line more »

  • This Semiconductor Company Can Bounce Back

    By ANUP SINGH - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: FCS, MCHP, TXN

    Fairchild Semiconductor International (NYSE: FCS) has been going downhill this year, with the stock down by 14%. The company's stock has experienced two steep declines year-to-date, as its results have failed to appease Wall Street.

    Fairchild recently declared its 2Q results. Let’s takes a look at how the most recent quarter went and what the future holds for Fairchild.

    Declining business

    In the second quarter, overall global PC more »

  • Find Growth and Dividends From These Under-the-Radar Tech Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: CSC, MCHP, MOLX

    Investing in technology stocks isn’t usually aligned with dividend investing. For most of the past few decades, technology stocks were high-flying growth stocks that investors counted on for big share price returns. In the past few years, investors have begun clamoring for the reliable returns that dividends provide.

    Investors who crave dividends from their stocks don’t have to turn to traditional income-producing sectors like utilities. The truth is more »

  • 3 Tech Stocks Poised To Outperform

    By Victor Selva - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: ABB, EMC, MCHP, VMW

    The tech segment always provides opportunities for those smart or big enough to seize them. The next few years will face ABB (NYSE: ABB), EMC (NYSE: EMC) and Microchip Technologies (NASDAQ: MCHP) with plenty of growth opportunities. The question is: will they be able to make the best out of them? And further: are they good companies to put your money down and expect for returns?

    A power stock

    ABB more »

  • Three Companies With Steady Year-to-Date Performance

    By Madhukar Dubey - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: AVP, LNG, MCHP

    It's easy to be skeptical about volatile stock movements. When a stock sees sudden growth, it's a risky bet, because it could just as easily fall in the future. To avoid taking that kind of risk, it is better to pick stocks with steady growth.

    Here are three stocks which have grown steadily. Out of these three, two companies - Avon Products (NYSE: AVP) and Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT: LNGmore »)

  • Electronics Companies Inside Your Automobile

    By Damon Churchwell - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: CGNX, MCHP, TEL

    In light of the strengthening automotive market, those that supply the auto OEMs are some of the better situated companies currently. Certainly, auto sales have a reverberating effect on the entire economy that benefit many sectors from auto parts to navigational system makers to upholsterers. Along those lines, a greater proportion of vehicle content is now electronic or semiconductor-based. Numerous companies, including existing manufacturers and electronics contractors, are looking to more »

  • The Chip Rebound Continues

    By Reuben Brewer - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: MCHP, TSM, UMC

    Microchip Technology (NASDAQ: MCHP) is getting ready to ramp up production to meet increasing demand in the chip sector. That's good news for companies like Microchip, United Microelectronics (NYSE: UMC), and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (NYSE: TSM).

    A good call

    Early in the year, Microchip Technology CEO Steve Sanghi said, “We believe the December quarter was the bottom of this cycle for Microchip...” Almost half way into the year, it more »

  • Consider These Under the Radar Tech Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - May 18, 2013 | Tickers: MXIM, MCHP, MOLX

    Income investors are in a tough spot. Because of the Federal Reserve’s ongoing quantitative easing program, interest rates are at historic lows. As a result, traditional fixed income products such as bank certificates of deposit or government bonds pay little interest. Even riskier fixed income assets, such as corporate bonds, have rallied considerably and now provide yields that are nothing to write home about.

    Consequently, many income investors have more »

  • Invest in This LED Stock for Long Term Gains

    By Shas Dey - April 21, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, PHG, MCHP

    Cree (NASDAQ: CREE) is a market leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2013, the company’s revenues increased 17% year-on-year to a record $316 million. Its quarterly net income also increased 26% year-on-year to $16.1 million. The stock was trading around $25 during that time, but this phenomenal performance led to a sudden more »

  • Invest In This LED Stock For Long Term Gains

    By Shas Dey - April 18, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, PHG, MCHP

    Cree (NASDAQ: CREE) is a market leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, LED lighting, and semiconductor solutions for wireless and power applications. In the first quarter result of fiscal year 2013 ending in September 2012, the company’s quarterly revenues increased 17% year-on-year to a record $316 million. Its quarterly net income also increased 26% year-on-year to $16.1 million. The stock was trading around $25 during that time, but this more »

  • A Tech Buy and 2 Sells As the Nasdaq Reaches New Heights

    By Chris Lau - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMAT, CIEN, MCHP

    The seemingly unstoppable rise in the Nasdaq Index is disconcerting for bearish investors and for those looking for an entry point. The equal-weighted Nasdaq 100, as measured by the ETF (QQQE) rose again on the week of April 8. The index is now up 15.64% for the year-to-date. How should investors interpret bearish activity? Some of the companies with the largest short interest volume on the Nasdaq index are more »

  • A Tech Buy and 2 Sells As the Nasdaq Reaches New Heights

    By Chris Lau - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: AMAT, CIEN, MCHP

    The seemingly unstoppable rise in the Nasdaq Index is disconcerting for bearish investors and for those looking for an entry point. The equal-weighted Nasdaq 100, as measured by the ETF (QQQE) rose again on the week of April 8. The index is now up 15.64% for the year-to-date. How should investors interpret bearish activity? Some of the companies with the largest short interest volume on the Nasdaq index are more »

  • How to Play Tech Without Exposure to the PC Business

    By Matthew Frankel - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, MCHP, STM

    Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is one of the leading manufacturers of specialty chips for the computing industry, having sold over 7 billion microcontrollers since 1990.  Although the overall market and tech sector have produced nice gains over the past year, Microchip has not, and is in fact just 25 cents over where it was a year ago.  With nice projected earnings growth in the years ahead, a nice cash more »

  • How to Play Tech Without Exposure to the PC Business

    By Matthew Frankel - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, MCHP, STM

    Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is one of the leading manufacturers of specialty chips for the computing industry, having sold over 7 billion microcontrollers since 1990.  Although the overall market and tech sector have produced nice gains over the past year, Microchip has not, and is in fact just 25 cents over where it was a year ago.  With nice projected earnings growth in the years ahead, a nice cash more »

  • How To Play Tech Without Exposure to the PC Business

    By Matthew Frankel - April 14, 2013 | Tickers: INTC, MCHP, STM

    Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) in one of the leading manufacturers of specialty chips for the computing industry, having sold over 7 billion microcontrollers since 1990.  Although the overall market and tech sector have produced nice gains over the past year, Microchip has not, and is in fact just 25 cents over where it was a year ago.  With nice projected earnings growth in the years ahead, a nice cash more »

  • A Tech Stock Buy and 2 Sells as Nasdaq Reaches New Heights

    By Chris Lau - April 13, 2013 | Tickers: AMAT, CIEN, MCHP

    The seemingly unstoppable rise in the Nasdaq Index is disconcerting for bearish investors and for those looking for an entry point. The equal-weighted Nasdaq 100, as measured by the ETF (QQQE) rose again on the week of April 8. The index is now up 15.64% for the year-to-date. How should investors interpret bearish activity? Some of the companies with the largest short interest volume on the Nasdaq index are more »

  • Is it Time for a Chip Market Turnaround?

    By Reuben Brewer - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: MCHP, STM, TSM, UMC

    Microchip Technologies (NASDAQ: MCHP) recently released quarterly earnings. The company's CEO made the bold statement that, “ We believe the December quarter was the bottom of this cycle for Microchip...” If that's the case, Microchip could be a buy, but who else is worth looking at?

    Cyclical

    The chip business is notoriously cyclical, with the earnings and share prices of industry participants generally going up and down in an more »

  • Early-February Earnings Reports

    By Damon Churchwell - February 5, 2013 | Tickers: CAR, IACI, MCHP

    A few potentially very good companies have yet to report their December-quarter results. Hopefully prospective investors can find some diamonds in the rough. The following stocks range from semiconductors to car rental companies, and combined might well be solid additions to any portfolio.

    IAC/Interactive Corp. (NASDAQ: IACI), reporting Feb. 6

    This company enjoyed an exceptional 2012, with share earnings likely climbing around 25% for the year. If analyst estimates more »

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