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February 28, 2012 08:20 ET

Semiconductor Stocks on the Upswing -- SanDisk and Rambus Poised for Growth

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on SanDisk & Rambus

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 28, 2012) - Semiconductor stocks have performed well this year as industry heavyweights take action to balance supply and demand. The SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF -- which represents the Semiconductor sub-industry portion of the S&P Total Markets Index -- is up more than 18 percent year to date -- easily outperforming the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Semiconductor - Memory Chips Industry and provides equity research on SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK) and Rambus, Inc. (NASDAQ: RMBS). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Earlier this month the price of 2Gb (gigabit) DDR3 DRAM die memory used in laptops and desktops fell to an all-time low of less than one dollar. "We're at a historical all-time low, yes," said Mike Howard, senior principal analyst at IHS iSuppli. Although the DRAM industry fundamentals are weak, memory makers are taking corrective action to balance supply and demand, iSuppli's Howard said. Some of the existing manufacturing capacity is coming offline to reduce output. Howard warns, however, that prices could continue to fall as long as the cost of making memory drops.

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Sandisk Corporation is not involved in the DRAM market. The company designs, develops, and manufactures NAND flash memory storage solutions that are used in various consumer electronics products. Earlier this month the company developed the world's smallest 128 gigabit (Gb) NAND flash memory chip currently in production. "This innovation allows SanDisk to continue to be a leader in helping our customers deliver smaller, more powerful products capable of doing more at lower cost," said Mehrdad Mofidi, vice president, Memory Design.

Rambus Inc. engages in the creation, design, development, and licensing of patented innovations, technologies, and architectures to digital electronics products and systems. Earlier this month the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal by South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc to take up the question of whether chip designer Rambus Inc illegally sued for patent infringement.

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