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June 08, 2012 08:20 ET

Broadcom and Intel on the Upswing as Semiconductor Industry Shows Signs of Improvement

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Broadcom and Intel

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Jun 8, 2012) - After an impressive first quarter semiconductor stocks have slumped as a result of growing concerns of a global economic crisis. SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD), which seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the S&P Semiconductor Select Industry Index, has fallen nearly 15 percent in the last 3 months. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Semiconductor Industry and provides equity research on Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM) and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC).

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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) recently announced that global semiconductor sales for the month of April increased 3.4 percent to $24.1 billion. The growth was in April was the largest month-over-month increase since May 2010, and the first time sales topped $24 billion in 2012.

"The outlook for the global semiconductor industry continues to be one of cautious optimism," said Brian Toohey, president & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "We are beginning to see an encouraging trend of modest, sequential growth and we anticipate this trend will continue during the rest of this year, with stronger growth predicted for 2013 and beyond. But that optimism continues to be tempered by macroeconomic factors."

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Broadcom Corporation, a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today announced the industry's first System on a Chip (SoC) devices to deliver the potential of 5G WiFi with high-bandwidth Gigabit connectivity to the home and SMB network. As video and media consumption continues to grow, 5G WiFi enabled devices and services will play a critical role in delivering reliability, higher capacity and faster throughput.

Intel Corporation and Lenovo Group recently announced the general availability of the Lenovo LePhone K800 in China, Lenovo's first smartphone with Intel Inside. The new Lenovo K800 smartphone has adopted Intel Atom processor, and brings to mobile phone users in China a high performance, low power smart computing experience, and broader choices.

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