SOURCE: InsideChips

January 08, 2008 08:00 ET

InsideChips Announces Semiconductor Financial STARs for Latest Reporting Quarter

BELLINGHAM, WA--(Marketwire - January 8, 2008) - InsideChips, the Internet channel for semiconductor entrepreneurs and investors, has released the latest results of its quarterly financial performance benchmarking for publicly held semiconductor companies for the Q3-2007 calendar quarter. The financial metrics measured are revenues and net income for the latest reported quarter, previous quarter and year-ago quarter.

The InsideChips "STAR" ranking system looks at the financial performance of 135 public chip makers and ranks them by percent gain in revenues for the current quarter compared to the year-ago-quarter. From this pool, only those which achieved profitable growth make it to the final InsideChips financial performance STAR rating category. Often, many semiconductor companies achieve good revenue gains but they are not generating those sales profitably.

The InsideChips semiconductor financial performance STARs for Q3-2007 period ending are:

Company                      # STARS   President/CEO

Nvidia                        4-STAR    Jen-Hsun Huang
Hittite Microwave             4-STAR    Stephen Daly
Sigma Designs                 3-STAR    Thinh Tran
Mellanox Technologies         3-STAR    Eyal Waldman
Diodes                        3-STAR    Keh-Shew Lu
Pericom Semiconductor         2-STAR    Alex Chi-Ming Hui
Spreadtrum Communications     1-STAR    Ping Wu
Catalyst Semiconductor        1-STAR    Gelu Voicu
Intel                         1-STAR    Paul Otellini
Netlogic Systems              1-STAR    Ron Jankov

The number of "STARs" designated refers to the number of quarters in which the company was on the STAR list since InsideChips initiated the STAR rating system for chip companies (January 1, 2006). Spreadtrum, Catalyst, Intel and NetLogic are newcomers on the STAR performance list.

InsideChips members have access to complete financial performance details of 135 public semiconductor firms including being able to download an Excel table of all chip companies measured.

About InsideChips:

Founded in 2000, InsideChips is the Internet channel for semiconductor entrepreneurs and investors. The site's premium channels provide startup analysis, investment information, and resources for entrepreneurs and investors. The Industry Channel provides tracking and analysis of semiconductor and EDA startups. The Investment Channel provides financial performance metrics, IPO tracking, company reports, investment outlook reviews, daily semiconductor stock price winners/losers, and a Semiconductor Investment Timer signal. The Resource Channel provides a wealth of files, presentations, and other resources for download for entrepreneurs and investors. For more information, please visit

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