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August 20, 2010 09:36 ET

Opinions on Cree and KLA-Tencor -- Semiconductors Posting Strong Profits

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - August 20, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the semiconductor equipment & materials industry and has completed analytical research on Cree Inc. (NASDAQ: CREE) and KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC). Register with us today at 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.

Cree Inc. saw its earnings increase five-fold this quarter with revenue up 79% to $264.6 million. Investors looking for free research on Cree Inc. are welcome to sign up at

Back in July, KLA-Tencor Corporation posted a profit of $113 million, reversing a loss in the same quarter 2009 of $26 million. Here again the company attributed this success to high product demands. Investors looking for free research on KLA-Tencor Corporation are welcome to sign up at is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the semiconductor equipment & materials industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Cree Inc. and KLA-Tencor Corporation; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

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 reduced as backlog is used up. Register now at 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 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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