NI Technology Updates Outlooks for Apple, Finisar, Intel, Harmonic, and Atmel

Mar 15, 2011, 08:06 ET from Indie Research Advisors, LLC

PRINCETON, N.J., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Finisar (Nasdaq: FNSR), Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), Harmonic (Nasdaq: HLIT), and Atmel (Nasdaq: ATML).

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McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:

-- After sifting through the many tear-down reports that have been published across the internet since the release of Apple's iPad 2 on Friday, McWilliams cut through the speculation and guessing to identify the key suppliers for this hugely popular new device.  Which companies are represented in the iPad 2, and which hopefuls failed to make the cut?

-- What does McWilliams think some of the pundits following Apple have gotten wrong in their tear-down coverage of the new iPad 2?  When these mistakes are sifted out, does McWilliams think the market will realize Qualcomm is in a better position than it might appear the company is in today?

-- Is Finisar now trading at an attractive price following its big post-earnings plunge?  What does McWilliams believe Wall Street is missing about the Finisar story that may be giving investors an opportunity to pick up shares of the stock at a bargain price?

-- In its recent mid-quarter update, Texas Instruments stated that outside the PC sector it was pretty much business as usual for the demand patterns it is seeing so far during Q1.  However, it was noted that Intel's chip recall temporarily slowed PC sales.  With this in mind, why does McWilliams think it actually might be a better quarter for AMD and Intel than Texas Instruments might have led us to believe?

-- Texas Instruments' mid-quarter update pointed to upside in the automotive segment.  With strong positioning in the automotive segment, strong cash flow, and a generous dividend, is Linear Tech a stock that investors should be considering right now?

-- What are the two reasons behind the recent pressure on shares of Harmonic?  Are there long-term issues in play, or is this a short-term situation and therefore an opportunity for investors to accumulate shares at a bargain price?

-- McWilliams was bullish on Atmel in December 2008 when the stock was trading at $2, and in July 2010 when Atmel was trading for only $4.60, he predicted that Atmel would trade in double digits by year end.  The stock set a 2010 high in December at $12.68 before moving above $16 last month.  With Atmel shares now pulling back to near $12, does McWilliams see another big profit opportunity emerging, or has the easy money been made?  

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