Semiconductor – Specialized

(FSLR) SunPower Expects a Return to Profit

SunPower Corp. (SPWR) shares jumped 8.5% to $20.65 in the New York Stock Exchange as the company provided its top as well as bottom line expectations for the second quarter and the full year.

The second largest U.S.-based solar...

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(MCHP) Microchip Technology’s Earnings Beat on Record Revenues

Leading semiconductor manufacturer Microchip Technology Inc. (MCHP) reported stellar fourth quarter and full fiscal 2013 results with record revenues, driven by broad-based growth across all product lines. The company reported GAAP...

16May2013 | | Comments Off on (MCHP) Microchip Technology’s Earnings Beat on Record Revenues | Continued

(CRUS) Cirrus Logic Beats Earnings Estimates – Outlook Modest

Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS) reported fourth-quarter 2013 adjusted earnings of 50 cents per share, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 48 cents.

Revenue

Total revenue for the fourth quarter soared...

14May2013 | | Comments Off on (CRUS) Cirrus Logic Beats Earnings Estimates – Outlook Modest | Continued

(CRUS) What’s Going on with Tech Earnings?

Today’s negative pre-announcement from Cirrus Logic (CRUS) adds to the cloudy outlook for Apple (AAPL). In many...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (CRUS) What’s Going on with Tech Earnings? | Continued

(FSLR) First Solar Buys North Star

The world’s largest thin-film solar manufacturer, First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) has purchased the North Star solar project from NorthLight Power LLC. The deal comes a day after the First Solar stock experienced its biggest gain since...

18Apr2013 | | Comments Off on (FSLR) First Solar Buys North Star | Continued

(ALTR) Altera-Intel to Boost Next-Gen Field-Programmable Gate Arrays Chips

Bellwether fabless semiconductor company Altera Corp. (ALTR) went a step ahead to focus on an advanced version of FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Arrays) chips. For this transition into high-end high performance next-generation chips,...

1Mar2013 | | Comments Off on (ALTR) Altera-Intel to Boost Next-Gen Field-Programmable Gate Arrays Chips | Continued

(CSIQ) Canadian Solar to Receive Credit Suisse Loan

Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) announced that Credit Suisse Group (CS) will provide the company with a one-year tenor loan of up to $40 million. The loan will be used to...

11Feb2013 | | Comments Off on (CSIQ) Canadian Solar to Receive Credit Suisse Loan | Continued

(JASO) JA Solar Holdings Modules for Volkswagen Plant

JA Solar Holdings Co. Ltd. (JASO) has completed the supply of 9.5 megawatt (“MW”) of PV modules for Volkswagen Solar Park, located in the vicinity of the Volkswagen manufacturing plant at Chattanooga, Tennessee. JA Solar delivered...

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(JASO) JA Solar Holdings Starts Solar Module Production

JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO) announced the beginning of the production of its 5-inch highly effective monocrystalline modules. The production will take place on a massive scale. The 72-cell modules have power output of 210 megawatt...

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(NVDA) NVIDIA Extends Share Repurchase Plan

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) has extended its 2004 share repurchase plan and initiated a quarterly cash dividend.

The company had announced that it would extend its existing $2.7 billion share-repurchase program to December 2014....

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(CSIQ) Canadian Solar and SunEdison in Solar Power Deal

One of the world’s largest solar companies, Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) has acquired majority interest in two utility-scale solar power projects from SunEdison Power Canada Inc. (“SunEdison”), a subsidiary of MEMC...

1Jan2013 | | Comments Off on (CSIQ) Canadian Solar and SunEdison in Solar Power Deal | Continued

(JASO) JA Solar Holdings Company Posts Mixed Numbers

JA Solar Holdings Company Ltd. (JASO) announced third quarter 2012 results. Adjusted loss per American Depositary Share (“ADS”) was 17 cents, lower than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of...

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(MCHP) Microchip Technology – Bear of the Day

Microchip Technology (MCHP) is one of the fastest growing providers of 16-bit and 32-bit microcontrollers. Earnings estimates have gone down significantly after the company reported its second quarter...

28Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (MCHP) Microchip Technology – Bear of the Day | Continued

(JASO) JA Solar Holdings Sees US Tariff Barrier on Exports

The U.S. Department of Commerce (“DOC”) announced its final decision on levying anti-dumping taxes on the import of solar products of China-based manufacturer JA Solar Holdings Co., Ltd. (JASO). The directives as per the U.S....

3Nov2012 | | Comments Off on (JASO) JA Solar Holdings Sees US Tariff Barrier on Exports | Continued

(FSLR) First Solar Inks Indian Ties

First Solar Inc. (FSLR) given its increasing focus on India has completed an agreement for the supply of thin-film solar modules to Kiran Energy Solar Power Pvt. Ltd. and Mahindra Solar One Pvt. Ltd. The modules will be utilized for...

23Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (FSLR) First Solar Inks Indian Ties | Continued

(CSIQ) Canadian Solar Solar Venture in Ontario

Canadian Solar Solutions, an operational wing of Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ), extended its business contract with Penn Energy Renewables Ltd. for the delivery of a supplemental 10 megawatt (MW) (“AC”) turnkey engineering,...

19Oct2012 | | Comments Off on (CSIQ) Canadian Solar Solar Venture in Ontario | Continued

(FSLR) First Solar Solar Project Production Peaks

First Solar, Inc. (FSLR) has declared that 290 megawatts (MW) Agua Caliente solar project has accomplished a peak generating capacity of 250 MW AC. Located in Yuma County, Arizona, the plant is under construction and will be the world’s...

12Sep2012 | | Comments Off on (FSLR) First Solar Solar Project Production Peaks | Continued

(CRUS) Cirrus Logic – Momentum – Zacks Rank Buy

Shares of fabless semiconductor company Cirrus Logic, Inc. (CRUS) have moved toward its 52-week high since providing a solid outlook during its first quarter results. This Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) could improve even further based...

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(JASO) JA Solar Holdings Company Misses Earnings Goal – Cuts Guidance

JA Solar Holdings Company Ltd. (JASO) announced second-quarter 2012 results. Adjusted loss per American Depositary Share (“ADS”) was 37 cents, wider than the Zacks Consensus Estimate of a loss of 14 cents. Results also came far...

30Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (JASO) JA Solar Holdings Company Misses Earnings Goal – Cuts Guidance | Continued

(ALTR) Altera Inks License Agreement

Recently, Altera Corporation (ALTR) has entered into a multi-year license agreement with IC Manage, Inc. for augmenting its design management services. According to the agreement, Altera will adopt IC Manage’s Global Design Platform...

22Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (ALTR) Altera Inks License Agreement | Continued

(LSI) LSI Corporation Declares Share Repurchase

California based LSI Corporation (LSI), a manufacturer and provider of complex high-performance semiconductors and storage systems, has recently announced to buyback up to $500 million worth of its common stock either in the open market...

21Aug2012 | | Comments Off on (LSI) LSI Corporation Declares Share Repurchase | Continued

(CRUS) Cirrus Logic Reports Weak First Quarter – Shares Up 23% on Hot Forecast

Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS) reported first quarter 2013 adjusted earnings of 16 cents per share, which was in line with the Zacks Consensus Estimate. The adjusted or non-GAAP earnings per share exclude amortization of acquisition-related...

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(NVDA) Indian Space Research Organization Selects NVIDIA Technology

With innovation comes a new opportunity and the same has been witnessed in the case of NVIDIA Corp. (NVDA). Recently, NVDIA has been selected by the “Indian Space Research Organization” (ISRO). SAGA system, India's most powerful...

22Jun2012 | | Comments Off on (NVDA) Indian Space Research Organization Selects NVIDIA Technology | Continued

(CRUS) Cirrus Logic Beats Consensus Estimate by more than 36%

Shares of Cirrus Logic, Inc. (CRUS) are on a great run, buoyed by strong fourth quarter results announced on April 25, 2012. This fabless semiconductor company has a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).

Currently, the stock is trading...

19Jun2012 | | Comments Off on (CRUS) Cirrus Logic Beats Consensus Estimate by more than 36% | Continued

(NVDA) NVIDIA Earnings Preview

NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) is scheduled to announce its fourth quarter 2012 results on February 15, 2011, after the market closes. We see some movement in the analysts’ estimates at this point.

Third Quarter Overview

NVIDIA...

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(CSIQ) Canadian Solar Incorporated – ADS- Bear of the Day

Canadian Solar, Inc. – ADS (CSIQ) is a low cost, vertically-integrated solar module producer with predominantly China-based manufacturing assets. In the near-term, fortunes look to be impacted by the industry-wide oversupply...

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(LLTC) Linear Technology – Bear of the Day

Linear Technology (LLTC) is a leading OEM of analog and mixed signal semiconductors. September quarter results missed the Zacks Consensus, as weak demand, unfavorable mix and a higher tax rate impacted results. Extreme caution regarding...

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(FSLR) First Solar Projects are Hot Buns

First Solar Inc. (FSLR) announced that billionaire investor Warren Buffet’s MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire its Topaz Solar Farm.

The transaction is a win-win situation...

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(FSLR) Follow Buffett Into Clean Energy With These Solar ETFs – Leveraged ETFs

Despite oil prices’ ability to maintain a level close to $100/bbl., the solar power industry has been thoroughly decimated in 2011. Major bankruptcies, political scandals that have called into question subsides to the space, and intense competition from China have all combined to make an investment...

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(CSIQ) Canadian Solar Delivers Modules for Saferay

A leading player among the global solar companies, Canadian Solar Inc. (CSIQ) has delivered its solar modules to saferay for an 8.5 MW power plant located in Lindenhof near Neubrandenburg in the German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The...

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