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January 25, 2011 08:13 ET

Analyst Research on Synaptics Inc. and AU Optronics Corp. -- Computer Peripherals Sector Hurt by Weak Consumers

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the computer peripherals industry and has completed analytical research on Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA) and AU Optronics Corp. (NYSE: AUO). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

The Computer Peripherals Sector saw mixed results recently as weak consumer spending chipped into some of the sector's growth. Some companies managed to see growth in other areas outpace some of the decline in PC and flat screen sales. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the computer peripherals industry.

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Synaptics Inc. saw a 20% year over year growth in revenues for the quarter ending December 31st 2010, as their touch-screen technology faltered alongside of the PC market but grew rapidly in the booming world of smart-phones and tablet PCs. Their touch-screen application revenue more than doubled. The key to optimal performance throughout this sector moving forward will likely be the ability to adapt business to the ever-changing market. Investors looking for free research on Synaptics Inc. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/SYNA250111.pdf for our new report. 

Flat-screen television makers within the Computer Peripherals sector were also hurt by weakened consumer spending. 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.

Additionally, companies like AU Optronics Corp. saw negative trends in pricing due to commoditization of their product and shifting inventory practices among their customers. The sector has been accused of taking part in some controversial price fixing practices to help fend off some of the effect of commoditization. AU Optronics saw shipments of large-size flat-panels decrease 2.3% in Q4, though there is some belief that demand will recover in the near future. Consolidated revenue fell 16.9% for the company in December compared with last year. Investors looking for complimentary research on AU Optronics Corp. are welcome to sign up at www.stockcall.com/AUO250111.pdf for our new report. 

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