Maxim Integrated Products Inc
Analog Devices Plans to Acquire Maxim, Stock Rises
Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) stock rose 2.6% in pre-market trading at 7:33 AM ET today. The company agreed to acquire Maxim Integrated Products.
Maxim, AMD, and FireEye Move in After-Hours Trading
Tech stocks Maxim Integrated (MXIM), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), and FireEye (FEYE) are the major movers in after-hours trading today. But why?
Why Maxim Integrated Stock Tanked after Its Q4 Results
Maxim Integrated (MXIM) announced its fiscal 2019 fourth-quarter results (for the year that ended in June) on July 30.
What to Expect from This Week’s Semiconductor Earnings
So far, semiconductor earnings have raised investors’ expectations about growth in the second half and next year.
US-China Trade War Impacts Analog Chipmakers’ Guidance
Analog chipmakers have exposure to almost all end markets including industrial, automotive, communications, and consumer markets.
Analog Devices Beats Q2 Earnings Estimates and Outperforms Peers
Today, Analog Devices (ADI) reported its second-quarter earnings.
Texas Instruments’ Profit Margins Continue to Beat Peers
Texas Instruments (TXN) manufactures analog chips that are built on old technology nodes that have already been paid off.
Weak Macro Environment Slows Analog Chip Sales in Q1
The semiconductor industry consists of analog, micro, logic, and memory chips.
What Texas Instruments’ Efficiency Ratios Suggest
Texas Instruments (TXN) has been transitioning to a 300mm (millimeter) wafer and investing in the fast-growing industrial and automotive markets, boosting its earnings and cash flow.
Memory Chips at the Center of Future Semiconductor Growth
Worldwide semiconductor sales growth remained strong in H1 2018 thanks to the growing adoption of AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things).
Automotive and Connected Devices: NXP’s Key Growth Drivers
NXP Semiconductors (NXPI), a leader in the automotive chip market, provides HPMS (high-performance mixed-signal) analog, MCU (microcontroller), and sensor solutions.
NXP Semiconductors Holds First Earnings Call In 21 Months
NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) supplies HPMS (high-performance mixed-signal) automotive, secure ID, connected device, infrastructure, and interface solutions.
Texas Instruments Continues to Enjoy Strong Cash Flow
Texas Instruments has returned almost 100% of its FCF to shareholders in the last 12 months—it earned FCF of $5.7 billion and returned $5.6 billion to shareholders.
A Look at Texas Instruments’ Strategy to Improve Profitability
Texas Instruments (TXN) has improved its revenue by diversifying into various end markets.
Which Semiconductor Companies Are Potential Acquisition Targets in 2018?
Analysts at Morgan Stanley and KeyBanc Capital Markets have listed Cypress Semiconductor (CY) as a potential acquisition target.
Why Broadcom Is on the List of Top-Dividend-Paying Semiconductor Stocks
Dividends come at the cost of a stock’s growth potential because a company can use that cash to reinvest in its businesses in order to boost growth.
Why the Cavium Deal Is Important for Marvell’s Shareholders
The Cavium (CAVM) acquisition could lead to several synergies and boost long-term growth for Marvell Technology (MRVL). This acquisition is very important for Marvell.
Your Top 5 Semiconductor Stocks by Dividend Yield
As of September 12, 2017, Qualcomm (QCOM) had the largest annualized dividend yield of 4.5%, followed by Cypress Semiconductor (CY) at 3.2%.
Can Analog Stocks Outperform the Semiconductor Market?
After memory, the second-fastest semiconductor segment is analog IC (integrated circuit), according to IC Insights.
A Survey of Cypress Semiconductor’s Cost Structure
Scrutiny of Cypress’s cost structure reveals interesting details about the Cypress 3.0 strategy execution—and its influence on budget allocation.
Interpreting NXP Semiconductors’ Scorecard
NXP Semiconductors is headed for a merger with Qualcomm in a $38 billion cash deal that could create the world’s largest supplier of automotive chips.
What is Driving Texas Instruments’s Revenue in Fiscal 2017?
Fiscal 2Q17 revenue Texas Instruments (TXN) has exposure in diverse markets which helps it reduce the seasonal impact on its earnings. When demand from personal electronics is weak the demand in industrial is high. Hence, the company’s revenue growth and decline have been in low to mid-single digits. However, this trend broke in fiscal 1Q17 […]
How Much Broadcom’s Debt Burden Has Increased
Broadcom’s mergers and acquisitions Broadcom (AVGO) is looking to tap opportunities from the connected world through its massive portfolio, which spans the wired, wireless, enterprise storage, and industrial sectors. The company built the portfolio through M&A (mergers and acquisitions), which significantly increased its debt. Cash-debt position After completing the $37-billion Broadcom-Avago deal, CEO Hock Tan stated […]
How Analysts View ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor (ON) has an average price target of $17.50, which is higher than its 52-week high of $15.86.
Is There Any Hope for ON in the Consumer and Computing Markets?
In 4Q16, ON’s revenues from its Computing segment rose 27.2% sequentially to $147 million, accounting for 11.7% of the company’s revenues.
How Fairchild Integration Could Help ON Grow in the Communications Market
ON Semiconductor (ON) earns 22% of its revenues from the communications market.
Automotive Market Could Be a Growth Catalyst for ON Semiconductor
Apart from ADAS cameras, the increasing adoption of LED lighting in mid-range cars presents another growth opportunity for ON Semiconductor (ON), which supplies front and rear LED lighting driver solutions.
Looking at ON Semiconductor’s Strategy to Improve Its Gross Margin
ON’s non-GAAP gross margin fell from 35.9% in 3Q16 to 35.2% in 4Q16.
What Pushed ON Semiconductor Stock to a 15-Year High?
ON Semiconductor (ON) stock rose to a 15-year high of $15.81 on February 13, the day after it released better-than-expected 4Q16 earnings. ON’s strong earnings were driven by its rapid integration of Fairchild Semiconductor.
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.
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%.
Inside Marvell’s Restructuring Strategy
Marvell Technology Chief Executive Officer Matthew Murphy stated that Marvell’s strengths are in “storing, moving, and accessing data at high speeds.”
New Management Puts Marvell Back in Business
Communications semiconductor supplier Marvell Technology (MRVL)—a name that has been in the spotlight for an accounting scandal—is showing signs of revival.
What Are Analysts’ Expectations for AVGO’s Stock?
Apart from seasonality, Broadcom is slowly realizing that its merger synergies and future growth opportunities seem bright. Analysts see a strong upside potential for its stock.
Why Broadcom’s Industrial Segment Is a Growth Deterrent
Broadcom’s Industrial segment serves the industrial, consumer, medical, automotive, military, and aerospace markets.
Why Broadcom Chose Brocade as Its Next Acquisition Target
Broadcom’s next acquisition after the Avago-Broadcom merger came faster than expected. The $37 billion merger left the combined company with very high net debt.
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.
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).
New Management to Pull Marvell Technology from Red to Green
Marvell Technology (MRVL) has been in the news for all the wrong reasons in fiscal 2016. MRVL experienced accounting, legal, and management issues that brought its fiscal 2Q16 earnings under scrutiny and resulted in the removal of its co-founders.
Samsung’s Note 7 Chip Suppliers Brace for Revenue Losses
Samsung’s recall and production issues were visible in the stock market. Shares of Qorvo (QRVO) fell 5.4% in just two days after the announcement, while shares of Intel (INTC), Broadcom, IDT, and Qualcomm fell at least 2%.
What Are Analysts Saying about AVGO’s Stock?
At $177, AVGO is highly priced compared to its peers, which are priced in the range of $40–$70.
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.
Growth Picks in ADI’s Communications Infrastructure Segment
In fiscal 3Q16, ADI’s Communications Infrastructure revenue grew by 22.4% YoY to $174.1 million, accounting for 20% of the company’s overall revenue.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
Marvell Gets a New Management Team
When Marvell’s management came into question, its two founders Sehat Sutardja and Weili Dai were forced to resign with immediate effect on April 5, 2016.
What Is Analog Devices’ Acquisition Strategy?
Analog Devices (ADI) has been using M&A (mergers and acquisitions) to rapidly expand its technology offerings and boost its revenue.
The American Century Growth Fund Has Been Doing Well in 2016
From a purely NAV (net asset value) return standpoint, the American Century Growth Fund – Investor Class has had a better one-year period until March 18, 2016, than ten of its peers in the group.
Why Did Semtech’s Fiscal 2016 Revenue Fall?
In fiscal 2016, Semtech’s revenue fell ~12%, driven by falling demand for long-haul optical communications and reduced demand from Korean smartphone makers.
NXP Semiconductors Reports Strong Growth in Fiscal 2015
In fiscal 2015, NXP Semiconductors revenues rose by 8% YoY to $6.1 billion. Its non-GAAP EPS rose by 17.6% YoY to $5.60 during the year.
Maxim Stock Rallied on Acquisition Rumors, Rated a ‘Buy’
So far in this series, we’ve seen that Maxim Integrated (MXIM) posted a 10% year-over-year fall in fiscal 2Q16 revenue. But the company is optimistic about its results for fiscal 3Q16.
Why Maxim Posted Strong Guidance for Fiscal 3Q16
As seasonal effects fade away, Maxim Integrated (MXIM) expects to report stronger results in fiscal 3Q16 than it did in fiscal 2Q16.
Maxim Shares Rose 5% after Fiscal 2Q16 Earnings
Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM) reported its fiscal 2Q16 earnings and beat analysts’ revenue estimates.
Fiscal 3Q15 Update: Altera Misses Analyst Estimates
Altera’s revenue fell 20% YoY (year-over-year) to $399.6 million, and EPS (earnings per share) fell from $0.38 in fiscal 3Q14 to $0.20 in fiscal 3Q15.