Optical stocks are volatile even in the best market conditions. Someday they will find their value, but it is going to be hard to determine when that will be.
AMD is a good proxy for the rest of the semis industry – beset by cyclical challenges but also increasingly well-positioned for the changing shape of the industry.
Growth stocks are a good place to be at point of maximum market fear. However, this time around, we think the decades long trend will reverse and when we come out of this downturn hardware will outperform software.
Our readership is split, roughly evenly, between finance people and technology people. We are reminded of this whenever the topic of Broadcom comes up. Broadcom was once a leading semiconductor […]
Fifty years ago the Street fell in love with diverse conglomerates like Gulf + Western. How different are the sprawling operations of the major Internet companies today?
Intel’s new direction appears to be as much tactical as strategic, propping up the business long enough to support a better valuation for a future split.
If Nvidia cannot buy Arm – the company is probably an IPO candidate, or possibly the target of a consortium of competing buyers with a private equity company providing arms length governance.
The Reverse Qualcomm Squeeze – Qualcomm’s advances in RF products, including this week’s announcement of their filter line – positions Qualcomm to reverse the trend of their smartphone customers building their own silicon.
Global Foundries IPO!!! – While GF’s financials make for some tough reading (negative gross margins?!?), they are generating cash and are definitely doing something right to attract $19 billion of customer commitments.
Intel 2.0’s Customer Dilemma – If Intel can sort out its manufacturing process, if it can find the funds it needs, if it can build up a true customer service capability, and if can do all this in under three years, then IFS may be viable.