NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Advantest, Verigy, Applied Materials and Cascade Microtech

Jun 16, 2010, 10:51 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, announced it has published a special report covering the assembly, package and test sector as well as the suppliers for capital equipment used in the sector.  In this report, Next Inning has updated its outlooks for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE: ASX), Advantest (NYSE: ATE), Verigy (Nasdaq: VRGY), Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT) and Cascade Microtech (Nasdaq: CSCD).

Editor Paul McWilliams has displayed uncanny accuracy in identifying winners and losers during this challenging and historic period for the markets. After logging a very successful 2009 that included suggesting his readers buy a number of stocks that subsequently posted gains of 100% to 400%, he advised readers on May 3rd that the markets were heading for a correction.  As many investors are painfully aware, McWilliams was right again.

Now that the major indexes have fallen more than the ten percent required to classify the drop as a "correction," McWilliams has outlined what he views as the real risks and advised Next Inning readers how he thinks things will play out during the balance of 2010.

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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

-- Beyond the obvious of semiconductor sales being up, what's behind the current spike in demand in the package and test sector?  Which companies are likely to benefit the most?  Which stocks does McWilliams recommend investors buy to take advantage?  What is McWilliams' exit target for these stocks and how much upside does it represent?

-- Is Advanced Semiconductor Engineering poised to post gains thanks to a rising tide in the assembly, package and test sector?  Are there factors that are likely to drive profit margins higher for this company?  What strategy does McWilliams recommend for investors looking to profit from this sector?

-- What stocks would McWilliams group with Verigy in the test equipment sector to gain exposure to increasing demand in the segment?  Should investors also consider Advantest and Teradyne?

-- What sets Cascade Microtech apart from rivals in the sector?  Why has McWilliams taken special note of the stock?

-- What other companies like fab equipment leader Applied Materials operate in a highly cyclical market environment that is poised for an upswing?

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Next Inning is a subscription-based investment newsletter that provides regular coverage on more than 150 technology and semiconductor stocks.  Subscribers receive intra-day analysis, commentary and recommendations, as well as access to monthly semiconductor sales analysis, regular Special Reports, and the Next Inning model portfolio. Editor Paul McWilliams is a 30+ year semiconductor industry veteran.

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