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September 01, 2011 08:25 ET

Analytical Reports on Xilinx Inc. and Altera Corp. - Semiconductors Seeing Better Demand

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Despite a stagnant consumer spending, year over year semiconductor sales are expected to improve 10% by December on the backing of stronger second half demand. Better demand coupled with increased competition is leading to upticks in research and development spending for many companies within the industry. brings investors free classic analysis on Xilinx Inc., Altera Corp. and other companies within the Semiconductor - Specialized industry. This type of analysis is only a fragment of the information members have available to them. To learn more we encourage investors to sign up at

The importance of R&D spending in the semiconductor space is evident in Xilinx Inc.'s second quarter sales. New product sales improved 17% over the first fiscal quarter. September operating expenses are expected to grow, with the bulk of the increase going into R&D. Margins will likely be pressured in the short-term, but the company should be well positioned for the first quarter of 2012. Rival Altera Corp. also benefitted from better demand especially out of its wireless segment where network building in China and the U.S. continued to improve. gives traders a unique insight about Xilinx Inc. and Altera Corp. by registering now at or

Overall, improved semiconductor demand should help the industry improve sales as a whole. Increased R&D spending will offset some of the gains, but the industry is well positioned for the remainder of 2011.

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