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    Tech & Comm Services

    What’s Caused Avago-Broadcom to Outperform Its Peers in 2016?

    Fiscal 3Q16 will be the first quarter in which investors come to know the growth potential of Avago-Broadcom as a combined entity.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Shares of Cree Jumped on Fiscal Results on January 20

    In fiscal 2Q16, Cree’s revenues rose 5% YoY to $435.8 million, beating the analyst estimates of $434.7 million. Cree’s stock then jumped by 9.7% to $26.6.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Earnings Report

    Texas Instruments’ 2Q16 Results Renew Investor Optimism

    On July 26, 2016, one day after its earnings announcement, Texas Instruments’ stock rose by 9.8% to a 16-year high of $72.58.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Why ADI’s Stock Has Drawn Optimism from Analysts and Investors

    Seasonal weakness is expected to hurt ADI’s fiscal 1Q17 revenues, though profit margins are likely to be less affected.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ADI’s Balance Sheet after the Linear Technology Acquisition

    ADI is spending ~90% of its R&D expenses on its B2B segments of Industrial, Communications, and Automotive.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why ADI’s Automotive Is a Future Growth Driver

    Fiscal 2Q and 4Q are seasonally strong quarters for ADI’s Automotive segment. In fiscal 4Q16, the segment’s revenue rose 5%.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    ADI in the Industrial Space: A Question of Momentum

    ADI’s Linear Technology acquisition should boost the size of its Industrial, Communications, and Automotive segments.

    By Puja Tayal
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    ADI’s Acquisition Strategy: Focal Points

    ADI’s biggest deal has been the acquisition of Linear Technology (LLTC).

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside Xilinx’s Growth Potential in Industrial and A&D

    While Xilinx reported revenue a fall in communications and data center in fiscal 2Q17, the fall was offset by 7% sequential growth in industrial and A&D.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Which Semiconductor Stocks Could Benefit Most from Trump’s Policies?

    A day after the results of the US Presidential election were announced, some semiconductor stocks fell, but some rose.

    By Puja Tayal
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    ADI’s Stock Outperformed Peers in Fiscal 4Q16

    Wall Street analysts have given a “buy” rating to ADI, whereas it has given a “hold” rating for TXN and MXIM.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Earnings Report

    Will ADI Maintain a Strong Profit Margin in Fiscal 4Q16?

    ADI expects its gross margin to fall from 66% in fiscal 3Q16 to 65.5% in fiscal 4Q16.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Will Apple’s iPhone 7 Success Boost ADI’s Fiscal 4Q16 Earnings?

    Analog and mixed-signal supplier Analog Devices (ADI) had a strong fiscal 3Q16 driven by orders from Apple (AAPL).

    By Puja Tayal
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    Qualcomm Got a Good Bargain at $110 per NXP Share

    Qualcomm (QCOM) has agreed to acquire NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) in an all-cash deal worth $110 per share. QCOM shares rose 4.1%, and NXP shares rose 1.7%.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will 2016’s Semiconductor Consolidation Wave Gobble Up Cypress?

    Analysts have mixed views about the possibility of Cypress Semiconductor’s acquisition.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Tech & Comm Services

    Why Did ADI’s Stock Underperform Peers?

    In the past 52 weeks, ADI’s stock rose just 10%, whereas TXN’s stock rose by 43%, MXIM’s rose by 24.8%, and LLTC’s rose by 46.2% in the same period.

    By Puja Tayal
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    How Much Will ADI’s Acquisition of Linear Technology Impact Its Earnings?

    ADI expects to complete the LLTC acquisition by fiscal 2H17. The acquisition would be immediately accretive to ADI’s non-GAAP EPS and FCF.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Will Linear Technology’s Acquisition Impact Analog Devices’ Shareholders?

    Analog Devices plans boost its earnings by acquiring Linear Technology in a cash-and-stock deal of $14.8 billion, of which ~$11 billion will be in cash.

    By Puja Tayal
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    How ADI Beat Its Own Earnings Guidance in Fiscal 3Q16

    Analog Devices (ADI) recently announced the acquisition of Linear Technology for $14.8 billion and then revised its fiscal 3Q16 earnings guidance upward.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Why Cowen’s Analysts Favor Texas Instruments-Maxim Merger

    Texas Instruments’ last major acquisition was of National Semiconductor in 2011. Cowen analysts have urged TXN to reignite acquisition talks with Maxim.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Segment Is Most Profitable for Texas Instruments?

    Texas Instruments’ Analog segment contributes 62% to the company’s total revenue and is made up of high volume analog and other products.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How ADI Determined Linear Technology Was Worth Buying

    ADI has raised its revenue estimates from $840 million to ~$865 million. It has also raised its non-GAAP earnings per share estimate from $0.74 to $0.78.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Linear Technology Will Impact ADI’s Margins

    In fiscal 2015, Linear Technology had a gross margin of 76% while ADI had a gross margin of 66%.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Linear Technology Wasn’t Looking to Sell to ADI—What Changed Its Mind?

    Analog Devices has agreed to pay Linear Technology’s (LLTC) shareholders $46 in cash and 0.2321 ADI shares for every share of LLTC held at the close of the transaction.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Why Linear Technology’s Stock Soared 29% in Just 30 Minutes

    On July 26, 2016, Analog Devices (ADI) announced that it is acquiring Linear Technology (LLTC) in a cash-stock deal worth $14.8 billion. This equates to $60 per share of Linear Technology.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Your Introductory Rundown of the Parnassus Asia Fund (PAFSX)

    The Parnassus Asia Fund’s (PAFSX) documents define it as a multi-cap fund that invests in well-established companies “domiciled or headquartered in Asia.”

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    Microchip’s Analog Revenue Boosted Total Revenues in Fiscal 3Q16

    Analog accounted for 31.2% of Microchip’s revenue in fiscal 3Q16—its highest contribution since the company’s inception.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Xilinx Posted Weak Guidance as Macro Uncertainties Prevailed

    For fiscal 4Q16, Xilinx expects its revenue to remain flat at the fiscal 3Q16 level of $566 million, which is consistent with the consensus estimate.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Is LLTC Well-Positioned to Bear the Macro Headwinds?

    Earlier, we saw that Linear Technology’s (LLTC) revenue fell 1.5% YoY (year-over-year) in fiscal 2Q16 due to seasonal weakness in the industrial space.

    By Puja Tayal
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing 3Q15 R&D Expenditure for Broadcom, Micron, and Linear

    In 3Q15, Broadcom’s (BRCM) expenses in research and development (or R&D) fell to $542 million from $573 million in 3Q14 and $609 million in 3Q13.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Macroeconomic Factors Affect Technology Stock Performance in 2015

    Technology, Hardware, & Storage was the worst performing subsector, generating YTD returns of -26.21% due to macroeconomic factors.

    By Adam Rogers
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    Renewable Energy: Peeping into a Green Future

    There’s still an uncertain regulatory environment in most parts of the world, which is holding back renewable energy growth.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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