5 Takeaways from Intel Q4 Results

Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) is accelerating the reorganization of operations to focus on faster-growing high-tech markets and, like many of its peer, the world’s biggest semiconductor manufacturer is putting connectivity, or, the internet-of-things (IoT), at the heart of its business evolution. Its latest quarterly results indicate the company is hitting speed bumps and confirm analysts’…

Top 10 Electronics Supply Chain Risks

The global electronics supply chain will this year confront again some of its old demons and dozens of new ones, ranging from natural disasters to man-made misadventures, management blunders, troubled acquisitions and failing to anticipate and respond to changing market conditions. So far, though, nothing on the horizon indicates the electronics industry should be bracing…

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Micron: Memory IC Outlook ‘Very Favorable’

Micron Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) is starting 2014 with a boatload of good news for shareholders in terms of its latest financial performance and outlook for the year ahead. The semiconductor manufacturer’s recent quarter results trumped analysts’ average estimates with sales more than doubling year-over-year and gross profit margins surging 7 percentage points sequentially, an…

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,…