Texas Instruments, Inc.
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.
Anyone expecting Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) to have a very bumpy ride in 2013 will be sorely disappointed--the gradually-improving semiconductor space will not allow that to happen. Texas Instruments' second quarter results proved that the tech giant has no plans to go quietly into the night. If the company's business model continues to generate strong cash flows from operations, doubters will turn into believers.
Texas Instruments' performance cannot be more »
If you've been paying any attention to the investing world lately, you surely know that dividend stocks have been an extremely popular choice for a couple of years now.
The reasons for this are fairly simple: 1) income investors have been faced with incredibly low yields on bonds and CDs, and have been forced to look to stocks for cash flow, and 2) research has shown that certain stocks more »
A world leader in delivering innovations in communications, Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is committed to developing mobile chips to customers in the smartphones market. Its success also comes from the prominence of its Snapdragon solution in a broad set of flagship smartphones. The stock has risen 6% in the past one year. While the opportunities in the 3G/4G sector around the globe will improve its stock price, there are even more »
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.
Microchip reported exceptional first quarter results, recording top-line more »
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.
In the second quarter, overall global PC more »
Semiconductor juggernaut Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) handed in a second-quarter earnings report that contained good news across the board, and its shareholders were rewarded with a strong 4% gain on the day of the announcement.
In what has been an otherwise difficult and often disappointing year for large-cap technology stocks, Texas Instruments bucked the trend. At the same time, the company’s strong performance is likely priced in, thanks to more »
In mid-July, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) reported its results for the second quarter of the year. Revenue was down 5% versus a year earlier, as shifts in consumer preferences continue to reduce demand for PCs and therefore, for many of Intel’s products. Operating expenses, including R&D and SG&A, have not changed much and as a result, the company recorded a 29% decline in net income. This is about more »
Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN) is a bit like me.
When I was in school I always retreated when subjects got hard. When math got hard I dropped math. The same with sciences.
The same with TI. Some 30 years ago, when competition heated up in processors with Intel, TI moved toward digital signal processors, or DSPs. Now that mobile DSPs are becoming a hard place to live, the company is more »
If you are bullish on tech industries, it makes sense to back semiconductors, which directly supply the end markets. However, there are a few headwinds in terms of demand that you should keep in mind. Below, I explain what TI (NASDAQ: TXN) and Analog (NASDAQ: ADI) are doing to hedge against this uncertainty.
"A weak demand environment" for Texas Instrument
Texas Instruments is a global leader in manufacturing semiconductors. The more »
Shareholders of Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) are climbing up a wall of worry. On July 8, Evercore downgraded Intel to Underweight, citing fears of still-weakening PC trends, peaking chip prices, and the potential of Atom CPUs to cannibalize Core CPUs. Evercore now expects PC sales to fall 10% year-over-year, worse than the prior estimate of 6%. Citi was quick to join the party too, cutting earnings estimates for Intel ahead of more »
With 2,500 customers worldwide, Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) was listed on Forbes' 100 fastest growing companies list in 2012. However, this year, the situation of Cirrus Logic has notably changed. Its stock has dropped 57% since the highs witnessed in October 2012. For the upcoming quarter, Cirrus Logic expects revenue to fall from $207 million to $160 million. What has led to this turnaround in fortune over such a more »
The communication equipment industry is a large sector, making up both business and government agencies. There is heightened competition among the telecom companies that can provide 3G technology, 4G LTE devices, and application for smartphones and tablets.
When Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) announced that it will supply Samsung with its Snapdragon processor for the latest Galaxy smartphone, it made me wonder when the company’s dominant position as a supplier of more »
The semiconductor industry is showing continuous growth, but in a cyclical pattern with high volatility. According to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics, or WSTS, semiconductor industry sales are expected to grow 4.5% this year, against a decline of 3.2% last year. The decline in the computer market segment and rising demand for analog and embedded segments are some of the reasons behind this volatility.
In light of this growth more »
Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) was founded in 1991 with a simple mission of “Connecting everything.” Since then, the organization has grown into a multi-billion dollar company with a market cap of $19 billion and its top line last year was in excess of $8 billion.
In spite of an overall dip in the market owing to tense economic conditions prevailing in most of the developed world, and a slowdown in growth more »
So, who is Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) trying to fool, stating that the future of its growth is in wearable computing. Somehow, it seems like Intel has forgotten that it has no real competitive advantage in microprocessors on the mobile level unless the operating system is Windows-based.
There’s wrist, ear and eye,” Krzanich said, predicting activity in smart watches, earbuds and glasses–some of them acting independently and more »
A former hot tech component player in the semi-conductor industry – Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) – provides quality products in sound and energy divisions. The company has the key advantage – an unique business strategy: to establish partnership primarily with tier-one market leading companies in order to ensure a long term prospect with each customer. Numerous sources suggest that more than 85% of the company’s revenues come from services provided to Apple more »
China is the largest smartphone market and Broadcom (NASDAQ: BRCM) is working with China Unicom to introduce a smartphone priced below 600 yuan, roughly equivalent to $97. With the company making significant benefits in a niche industry, is now the right time to buy this big-cap wonder?
With the evolution of mobile devices fast changing to smartphones, Broadcom continues to benefit from having a widespread presence in the more »
Recently, Spreadtrum Communications (NASDAQ: SPRD) experienced a gain of more than 16% in one trading day to hit a price of $25.90 per share. The huge daily advance in its share price was due to the fact that the company received a $1.38 billion buyout offer from a unit of Tsinghua Holdings, the government-owned company. Is the offer fair for the company? Let’s take a closer look more »
Back in January, I wrote an article called “Analysts Play Follow-the-Leader this Earnings Season” that showcased how analysts follow the calls of other analysts and are influenced by stock price moreso than fundamentals. Today, I am looking at another aspect of analyst calls – that not all calls are created equally. Some are good, others are bad, and some are just plain ugly!
The Makings of a Good Call
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