SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

September 23, 2011 08:16 ET

Micron and Skyworks Solutions Focus on Most Profitable Semiconductor Segments

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on Micron Technology & Skyworks Solutions

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 23, 2011) - The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Semiconductor Industry and provides equity research on Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) and Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Shares of companies focused on the manufacturing of chips used in various products including PCs and smartphones have fallen dramatically in recent months as weakened consumer confidence has affected chip demand. Earlier this month the Semiconductor Industry Association said that the three-month moving average of sales to the Americas fell 1.4 percent from the April-to-June period; sales to Europe fell 2.4 percent, and sales to Asia Pacific fell 0.4 percent. The lone upside in the report was that Japan saw an increase of 4.9 percent in the month of July.

Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group, argues that the PC chip market is probably affected due to high inventories at Acer and HP, while market for semiconductors used in low-end handsets and automotive were likely among the more robust sectors.

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Microelectronic makers have been showing steady growth over the last year as surging demand for tablet computers and smartphones continues to drive the top line. In addition, with the continuously growing "green movement", integrated circuit makers have begun using their semiconductor expertise to benefit the alternative energy sector.

For the makers of memory chips, the average selling price for Double Data Rate 3 (DDR) in the 2-gigabit (Gb) density -- the bellwether DRAM product -- is projected to drop to $1.60 in the third quarter, down 24 percent from $2.10 in the second quarter, according to IHS iSupply. The NAND market continues to improve, however. Contract prices for MLC NAND flash memories all stopped falling in late August, according to DRAMeXchange.

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