SOURCE: StockCall


December 28, 2010 08:25 ET

Opinions on Altera Corp. and Xilinx Inc. - Programmable Chipmakers Steady Despite Demand Decline

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 28, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the semiconductor - specialized industry and has completed analytical research on Altera Corp. (NASDAQ: ALTR) and Xilinx Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Programmable chipmakers including Altera Corp. are performing steadily but there are concerns over declining sales heading into 2011. After months of gains, several chipmakers such as Xilinx Inc. experienced setbacks in December, primarily caused by weaker revenues from wireless customers, varying gross domestic product projections and declining demand in China. Investors looking for free research on Altera Corp. and Xilinx Inc. are welcome to sign up at or is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the semiconductor - specialized industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Altera Corp. and Xilinx Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

Sales are also expected to slow as a result of reduced spending by Chinese communication carriers. To combat lowered demand in China, programmable chipmakers will likely have to adjust their inventories to avoid some of the inventory problems chipmakers experienced during the recession. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the semiconductor - specialized industry.

Varying GDP estimates have also caused share prices of tech stocks to fluctuate lately as investors react to the newest projections. These fluctuations will likely subside as analysts settle on a GDP figure. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Despite concerns over demand declines, the digital semiconductor index has steadily risen over the past 6 months. Currently, the index is up 9.9% on the month. If chipmakers can avoid inventory issues and make up for slight declines in domestic and global demand, marginal growth for the start of 2011 is still a possibility.

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