February 18, 2011 08:23 ET

Professional Research on Amkor Technology Inc. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. - Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits Grows on Consumer Electronics Demand

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The booming consumer demand for electronic gadgetry such as smartphones and tablet PCs is helping the Semiconductor- Integrated Circuits sector's contract chip manufacturers. At its most recent quarterly earnings report, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. said its Q4 net profits rose 25% compared to the same quarter the previous year on the back of to strong demand. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. research report is available for free by signing up now at is the Ultimate Trading Environment for investors. If you are considering owning Amkor Technology Inc. and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. then you should sign up for a free membership and our complimentary reports today at Over the last 5 years our returns outpaced any of the major indexes. Shine's performance in 2005 was +14%, 2006 + 26%, 2007 +99%, 2008 + 355% and 2009 + 46%. Sign up today to find out what you are missing. 

Revenue growth has continued since then with Taiwan Semiconductor announcing an 18% revenue increase for the month of January compared to the same month year-earlier. The company actually lowered its dividend percent to 4.13% for 2010 from 6% the previous year despite earnings growth. Analysts believe this is a sign the company will use the capital to expand its operations. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Another company in the sector has seen increased demand due to consumer electronics sales. Amkor Technology Inc. has unfortunately struggled despite sales growth as inventory adjustments among the semiconductor industry have negatively impacted its gross margins. Worry about over stocked inventories is expected to hurt Amkor's first quarter sales though there is a belief demand will recover moving into Q2. Amkor Technology Inc.'s report is accessible for free by registering today at


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