LONDON, Dec 3- Strong demand for smartphones and automotive electronics has boosted growth for the semiconductor industry this year, as a global industry association said results for 2014 were set to have beaten forecasts with further modest growth expected. Even Microchip Technology, which sent shudders through global markets in October by warning of a...» Read More
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Investors need to find stocks that can play good defense, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer. That means a high yield, and attractive risk reward, like Microchip Technology, which pays you to wait, better than any other semiconductor company.
Chip firms are seen as a bellwether of the global economy, and shares of the major semiconductor manufacturers such as TSMC, UMC and ASE have fallen around 40 percent from their peaks earlier this year. The companies have been cutting their earnings forecasts as sales have slowed. But one analyst says the markets have already discounted the bleak growth and investors should now buy these stocks.
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Shares of Nvidia, a maker of graphics and tablet chips, jumped Wednesday after it said sales were growing faster than expected.
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The world's largest chip maker topped forecasts for both earnings and revenue, which the company attributed to strong corporate, mobile and emerging market demand. But the stock fell after a disappointing PC market outlook.
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Stocks closed near session-lows Friday with the Dow falling below the 12,000-mark to finish lower for the sixth-consecutive week amid further signs of a global economic slowdown.
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Intel said Wednesday that it has redesigned the electronic switches on its chips so that computers can keep getting cheaper and more powerful.
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Applied Materials has not kept pace with recent strength in the semiconductor space, but yesterday's (Tuesday) activity was bullish on the chip equipment maker.
Intel chips will be in tablet computers and smartphones later this year, CEO Paul Otellini told CNBC Wednesday.