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August 20, 2010 09:25 ET

Analyst Research on United Microelectronics and Applied Materials -- Strong Demand Boosts Profits for Chip Makers

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2010) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the semiconductor equipment & materials industry and has completed analytical research on United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC) and Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

The semiconductor industry has had an exceptionally strong quarter with the industry reporting a whopping 50 percent increase over the same period last year. These profits stem from strong demand and reflect a recovery from the slowdown of 2009.

As demonstrated in United Microelectronics Corporation's financial results in early August, the company saw its profit surge on high demand for computers and gadgets. Investors looking for free research on United Microelectronics Corporation are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/UMC200810.pdf for our new report. 

Chip equipment maker Applied Materials Inc. also saw its earnings in the green posting profits of $123 million, reversing a loss of $55 million registered a year ago. Investors looking for complimentary research on Applied Materials Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/AMAT200810.pdf for our new report. 

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This drastic improvement in the industry and optimistic predictions has prompted chip producers to invest in manufacturing equipment so as to keep up with future demand. Although all news so far this year has been positive there are warnings that these earnings might be too good to last. There have recently been shortages in chip components, with some cautioning that the current increase in demand is due to companies stockpiling chips to safeguard against further shortages. If this is the case unused orders are likely to be returned or further orders reduce as backlog is used up. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the semiconductor equipment & materials industry.

In order for the semiconductors and related industries to maintain continued growth there needs to be continued demand in the consumer electronics and wireless and data processing sectors. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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