Xilinx Holds Tightly to FPGA Lead

Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) is hot with investors and the analyst community. The rating of the semiconductor manufacturer was recently upgraded by several research firms with all of them jacking up their 52-week price target for its stock on the belief that the company is well positioned for near-term growth after notching a technology edge…

Taiwan Manufacturing Grows on Export Hike

In Taiwan, manufacturing activities rose in December to their highest level in almost three years, closing 2013 with a bang and pointing to continuing expansion in one of the electronics industry’s key production areas. A report from HSBC and Markit today said the Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for Taiwan surged to 55.2 in December,…