SOURCE: InsideChips

March 23, 2007 05:00 ET

InsideChips Announces Semiconductor Financial STARs for Latest Reporting Quarter

BELLINGHAM, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 23, 2007 --InsideChips, the Internet channel for semiconductor entrepreneurs and investors, has released the latest results of its quarterly financial performance benchmarking for publicly-held semiconductor companies for the Q4-2006 calendar quarter. The financial metrics measured are revenues and net income for the latest reported quarter, previous quarter and year-ago quarter.

The InsideChips "STAR" ranking system looks at the financial performance of 135 public chip makers and ranks them by percent gain in revenues for the current quarter compared to the year-ago-quarter. From this pool, only those which achieved growth profitably make it to the final InsideChips financial performance STAR rating category. Often, many semiconductor companies achieve good revenue gains but they are not generating those sales profitably. The InsideChips semiconductor financial performance STARs for Q4-2006 are:

Company                       # STARS       President/CEO
Techwell                      2-STAR        Hiro Kozato
Hittite Microwave             2-STAR        Stephen Daly
Diodes                        2-STAR        Keh-Shew Lu
Nvidia                        2-STAR        Jen-Hsun Huang
ARM Holdings                  1-STAR        Warren East
Silicon Motion Technology     1-STAR        Wallace Kou
Mellanox Technologies         1-STAR        Eyal Waldman
Qualcomm                      1-STAR        Paul Jacobs
Analog Devices                1-STAR        Jerald Fishman
Himax Technologies            1-STAR        Jordan Wu
Volterra Semiconductor        1-STAR        Jeffrey Staszak
The number of "STARs" designated refers to the number of quarters in which the company was on the STAR list since InsideChips initiated the STAR rating system for chip companies (January 1, 2006).

InsideChips members have access to complete financial performance details of 135 public semiconductor firms including being able to download an Excel table of all chip companies measured.

About InsideChips:

Founded in 2000 as division of HTE Research, Inc., InsideChips is the Internet channel for semiconductor entrepreneurs and investors. The site's premium channels provide startup analysis, investment information, and resources for entrepreneurs and investors. The Industry Channel provides tracking and analysis of semiconductor and EDA startups. The Investment Channel provides financial performance metrics, IPO tracking, company reports, investment outlook reviews, daily semiconductor stock price winners/losers, and a semiconductor investment timer. The Resource Channel provides a wealth of files, presentations, and other resources for download for entrepreneurs and investors. For more information, please visit

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