Thursday, December 8, 2011

NI Technology Updates Outlooks For Skyworks Solutions, Anadigics, TriQuint Semiconductor, RF Micro Devices, And Avago Technologies

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– When Skyworks first announced its intention to acquire Advanced Analogic, McWilliams pulled no punches; he wrote it was a bad deal and investors should avoid Skyworks’ stock. Skyworks was trading solidly in the mid-$20s then. Now that the stock has fallen all the way to the mid-teens and Skyworks was able to renegotiate for a lower price, has McWilliams changed his view on Skyworks? What points of leverage and synergy does the deal offer Skyworks?

– How does Skyworks compare to rivals Anadigics, RF Micro and TriQuint? Which of these four companies is poised to deliver the most upside for investors? Which two does McWilliams think would make a good pairing for investors interested in gaining exposure to the sector while still balancing risk and potential reward?

– Does an investment in Avago offer strong exposure to the RF semiconductor sector? What other high-profile sector is important for Avago and how does its market share there stack up against the sector leader? How much is Avago’s balance sheet worth?
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Record Breaking Paper Submissions reported by IMS 2012 TPC Chair

By 5:30 am EST (00:30 am Hawaii time) on December 6, 2011, one day before the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the IMS 2012 technical program chair, Raafat Mansour sent out an e-mail to several members of the IMS 2012 steering committee (for which I am serving as the promotions co-chair) announcing that the IMS2012 has received the highest number of submitted papers since the inception of IMS. Including the Hawaiian time zone is noteworthy since the deadline for paper submissions was midnight December 5th, Hawaii time, thereby extending the deadline to the very last minute of the day on US soil. IMS steering committees have long recognized and tried to accommodate the procrastinating habits of certain researchers and academics (you know who you are) by setting the deadline to this time zone. I do not have information on how many papers came in at the last minute, but the 2012 steering committee is to be congratulated for achieving the following record breaking paper submissions:
- IMS2012, Montreal received 1231 papers ( New Record) compared to IMS2003 Philadelphia received 1094 papers ( Previous Record). The average number of paper submissions over the last 4 years (2008-2011) was 825 papers.

This is a fitting tribute to the hard work of this year's steering committee and helps commemorate the 60 year anniversary of the very first conference of what today has become the International Microwave Symposium or IMS. Congratulations.