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March 08, 2010 09:16 ET

Analysts Have Bullish Views on Semiconductor Sector in 2010

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) -

"The recovery of semiconductor sector is gaining momentum after being able to manage and recover from periods of weak demands. Positive long-term growth on this sector is expected this year," says stock analyst Mathew Collier from Stocks such as Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: YGE) and Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (NYSE: FCS) are showing positive results in this sector.

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Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. develops and markets power analog, power discrete and certain non-power semiconductor solutions worldwide. Its products are used in consumer, communications, computer, industrial, and automotive products for applications, such as power conversion, regulation, distribution, and management.

"We executed well in the third quarter to post strong sales and earnings gains while making further progress on inventories," said Mark Thompson, Fairchild president and CEO. "As a result of our disciplined cost control, lower capital spending and effective management of inventory and working capital, our free cash flow generation in the first three quarters of 2009 is greater than our free cash flow generation for any full year in our history."

Fairchild have another positive earnings surprise along with year-over-year improvements in EPS and revenue and had a very solid fourth-quarter report in 2009. In 2010 first quarter, Fairchild sees revenue of $370 million, with adjusted gross margin in the 31%-32% range. For more details, visit our web site at

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited engages in the design, development, marketing, manufacturing, installation, and sale of photovoltaic (PV) products in China and internationally. Its products include multicrystalline polysilicon ingots and wafers, PV cells, PV modules, and integrated PV systems.

An exciting news for Yingli investors: Yingli opened regional headquarters in San Francisco and New York last year. It had a scorching fourth quarter and was a top seller of commercial and residential solar panels in California, now taking its show to the East Coast. Yingli's total net revenues were RMB 2,225.2 million (US$326.0 million) in the third quarter of 2009, an increase of 48.5% from RMB 1,498.9 million in the second quarter of 2009 and an increase from RMB 2,209.8 million in the third quarter of 2008.

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