NI Technology Previews Earnings for MIPS, Benchmark, Texas Instruments, Silicon Labs and Motorola

Oct 25, 2010, 10:20 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published earnings previews for MIPS (Nasdaq: MIPS), Benchmark (NYSE: BHE), Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN), Silicon Labs (Nasdaq: SLAB) and Motorola (NYSE: MOT).

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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

-- The price of MIPS has moved up nearly 250% since McWilliams advised Next Inning readers to buy the stock in 2009 and it has moved up roughly 50% from when his column discussing the stock was published in Forbes Magazine last September.  Why is MIPS' recently announced license deal with Sequans Communications a bigger deal than the market's tepid reaction would suggest? What price would MIPS trade for if it was awarded a valuation multiple similar to its competitor, ARM Holdings?  Does McWilliams anticipate he'll raise his fair value target for MIPS in the near future?

-- When the price of Benchmark fell below the company's net current asset value in March 2009, McWilliams alerted Next Inning readers it was time to buy the stock.  Since then the price of Benchmark has gone up 51%.  What two sectors does McWilliams say are "wildcards" for Benchmark's upcoming quarterly report? What sets Benchmark apart from other companies in the EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Services) sector and which company in the sector does McWilliams think makes for a perfect pairing with Benchmark?  How is Wall Street valuing shares of Benchmark and how does it compare with the valuations of other companies in the EMS sector?  What does McWilliams view as a fair price for Benchmark shares?

-- What is the one short-term wildcard in the deck for Texas Instruments investors?  What does McWilliams think TI has in mind longer term for its new 300mm RFab initiative - the first 300mm fabrication line in the world dedicated to analog semiconductors?  What leads McWilliams to term TI as a good strategic investment and what does he view as being a fair price for the company's stock?

-- McWilliams has been a Silicon Labs fan for a long time; he respects the company's management and its business model.  However, while neither have come into question in his recent reports, he has expressed some near-term concerns that he thinks stockholders should carefully consider.  What are these concerns and why are they systemic to the Silicon Labs business model? If these concerns come to pass, how low might they push the price of Silicon Labs?  At what price point does McWilliams think investors should consider buying shares of Silicon Labs?

-- Motorola will likely shed some more light on its break up into two companies during its earnings report this week.  Is McWilliams bullish on this bold move or does he think it creates new risks that are not fully factored into the price of Motorola's stock?  What specific points should Motorola investors consider before deciding to hold on for the break up?  What does McWilliams view the fair value of the combined company to be today and does he think it will be worth more or less once separated?

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