SOURCE: The Bedford Report

The Bedford Report

April 19, 2011 08:16 ET

Surging Demand Boosts Top Lines for Microelectronic Makers

The Bedford Report Provides Analyst Research on RF Micro Devices & Skyworks Solutions

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 19, 2011) - Microelectronic makers have been showing steady growth over the last year. A recent report from Strategy Analytics argues that while larger commercial and military microelectronic suppliers may see only modest gains in the first half of 2011, companies such as RF Micro Devices and Skyworks Solutions will continue to find new opportunities for front-end modules in an increasing portfolio of 4G devices. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies in the Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits Industry and provides research reports on RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD) and Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

With mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones flying off the shelves, microelectronic makers are seeing a surge in demand for their products. Skyworks Solutions is expected to benefit from the launch of the iPad 2. Skyworks is adding another chip to its Apple lineup following the three power amplifiers it had in the first iPhone 4.

Earlier this month Skyworks received the 2010 Best Quality award from Samsung for excellence in overall product quality, supply-chain efficiency, and a proactive approach to preventing quality issue.

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RF Micro Devices is not only benefitting from the mobile market, but is also seeing their semiconductor expertise being used in other fields such as alternative energy. RF Micro Devices recently announced that it has hit a milestone in its solar research that could help it develop a commercially viable production process for high-efficiency photovoltaic cells. Two years ago RF Micro entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory focused on developing new solar cell production techniques.

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