PRINCETON, N.J., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD), Cypress Semiconductor (Nasdaq: CY), Xilinx (Nasdaq: XLNX), Altera (Nasdaq: ALTR), and Atmel (Nasdaq: ATML).
Editor Paul McWilliams spent a decades-long career in the technology industry, and has earned a reputation for his skill at communicating complex technology trends to individual investors and professional analysts alike. His reports have won over readers with their ability to unravel the complexities of the industry and, more importantly, identify which companies are likely to be the winners and losers as technology trends change.
Next Inning is now publishing its acclaimed, multi-part State of Tech Report covering the technology sector from semiconductor wafer fabrication through finished goods and representing nearly a trillion dollars in annual revenue. This breadth provides investors with unique visibility across an array of sectors and for years this quarterly report has given Next Inning subscribers the opportunity to find hidden gems before they are discovered by Wall Street.
The latest 37-page installment of the State of Tech report covers semiconductor companies specializing in NAND Flash and DRAM memory, touch screen control, microprocessors, and programmable logic. Next up will be the specialty semiconductor report covering companies like Cavium, EZchip, Qualcomm, Marvell and PMC Sierra.
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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his latest reports:
-- China is an important market for virtually every semiconductor company, but for AMD it has a special strategic interest. What has AMD done to give it better branding power in China than it has in Western countries? How does McWilliams expect AMD's new CEO to leverage this power? What does McWilliams make of AMD's recent announcement that it plans to buy SeaMicro, a highly innovative data center solutions provider? What unique technology does SeaMicro bring to the table that AMD can leverage even better than Intel? How much upside does McWilliams' estimated fair value range for AMD represent from current prices?
-- McWilliams predicted in summer 2010 that Atmel would double and trade above $10 by year end. As Atmel's price surged well above that mark to what McWilliams believed was a fair valuation, he suggested hedging long positions with covered calls. Those short call contracts expired worthless and allowed investors who followed McWilliams' lead to pocket nice profits. Does McWilliams think Atmel is once again poised for another run higher? What is his current view of a fair value price? What does McWilliams think Atmel doing right and what is it doing wrong today?
-- Has Cypress returned to a leading position in touch screen controller technology after falling behind Atmel in 2010? What is the "red flag" that investors in Cypress need to be aware of? With its price down from last year's highs, does McWilliams think it's time to buy Cypress or that it's best to continue avoiding the stock? What is McWilliams' fair value range for Cypress?
-- In what ways has Wall Street totally missed the programmable logic paradigm and underestimated the growth potential of sector leaders Altera and Xilinx? Does McWilliams continue to believe investors should consider one or both of these stocks as core strategic investments? In early 2010, McWilliams advised Next Inning readers Altera was positioned to outperform Xilinx. Does he still believe that's the case for 2012 or does he think it's time to switch horses? What data does he offer to support his opinion? Read this and much more in McWilliams' exclusive State of Tech report covering the digital semiconductor sector.
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