NEW YORK, February 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP), STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE: STM), Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), Atmel Corporation (NASDAQ: ATML) and Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.
Microchip Technology Inc. Research Report
Microchip's shares continue to soar after the company reported its third quarter fiscal 2013 results. The company posted record net sales of $416 million driven by record net sales for microcontrollers. The company also stated that it was able to reduce its inventory in the December quarter. In the coming quarter, Microchip hopes to further reduce its inventory levels and capitalize on an exceptionally strong number of bookings. Many are bullish about Microchip's prospects as the demand for microcontrollers picks up and as the company expands its product offerings. For the fourth quarter fiscal 2013, the company provides a rosy outlook and talks about selectively investing in equipment to support the expected growth of new products and technologies. The Full Research Report on Microchip Technology Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/fbea_MCHP]
STMicroelectronics N.V. Research Report
ST recently launched a new single-chip magnetometer, the LIS3MDL, expanding its MEMS sensor portfolio for mobile and consumer applications. As the leading supplier of MEMS devices for consumer and mobile applications, many of its customers may benefit from this new product, which is scheduled for mass production for the second quarter of 2013. Last quarter, the Analog, MEMS & Microcontrollers (AMM) segment generated 40 percent of sales, and with this new product, the company aims to push itself even higher in that field. Aside from MEMS and sensors, the company will sharply focus on other growth drivers like Smart Power, automotive products, microcontrollers, and application processors. Many analysts have been impressed with this strategy and find it encouraging for the coming year. The Full Research Report on STMicroelectronics N.V. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.Investors-Alliance.com/r/full_research_report/21b3_STM]
Analog Devices, Inc. Research Report
Analog Devices recently reported its first quarter fiscal 2013 results. The company cites a strong operating performance and stated that order rates began to improve across most markets and geographies in January. As a result, the company expects solid revenue growth in the second quarter, in the range of 4 to 8 percent. The company also increased cash dividends from 30 cents per share to 34 cents. Analysts share Analog Device's positive outlook for the coming quarter, with UBS AG raising their price target from $41 to $49. Many believe that Analog Devices is well positioned to take advantage of the stronger demand in industrial market in the coming quarter. The Full Research Report on Analog Devices, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/8d68_ADI]
Atmel Corporation Research Report
Atmel recently reported its fourth quarter 2012 results. Management highlights growth in its microcontroller business despite a difficult year for the semiconductor industry, and states that the company is well positioned for multiple growth opportunities while improving cost structure. The company recently launched three new two-channel solid-state lighting (SSL) LED drivers that provide accurate color control for two-color LED light engines. This follows the expansion of the company's maXTouch S family of touch controllers. By bolstering in its product portfolio with new and cost-effective offerings, the company is likely to maintain its ties with smartphone-makers. Furthermore, seeing the company's potential in its microcontroller business, Atmel Corp was raised to Buy from Hold at Needham. The Full Research Report on Atmel Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/61a3_ATML]
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. Research Report
Maxim posted second quarter fiscal 2013 revenue of $605 million. Maxim President and CEO Tunc Doluca highlights the company's attractive portfolio and the company's strong likelihood to benefit from recovery in industrial and communication markets. Analysts state the company's diverse portfolio and superior technology and innovation may also lead to continued design wins. The company recently showcased its portable equipment and communication solutions for mobile platforms, hoping to boost exposure for its consumer applications. As the outlook for its market improves, the company expects revenue from $580 million to $610 million for the third fiscal quarter of 2013. The Full Research Report on Maxim Integrated Products Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/5f8a_MXIM]
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