SemiCon Analyst With William Blair And Company Reveals Top Stock Winners And Major Market-Altering Trends

The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Semiconductors, Semiconductor Equipment & EDA Software Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This 29 page feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs, Equity Analysts and Money Managers. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.

Topics covered: Upcycle for Semiconductor Demand — Supply Chain Pricing and Inventory — Growth Rate In Communications Semiconductor Sector — Growth Potential In Internet Semiconductors — Netbook Demand Driven Growth

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Companies include: IXYS Corporation (IXYS); ARM (ARMH); Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. [Read the full article]

Shares of Green Plains Renewable Energy (NASDAQ: GPRE – News) surged after the company announced a swing to fourth-quarter profitability.

Omaha, Nebraska-based ethanol play Green Plains Renewable Energy is shooting higher after reporting $23.1 million, or 91 cents a share, in fourth-quarter net income. The company reported a loss of -$1.8 million or -8 cents a share in the same period last year. President and CEO Todd Becker noted improved margins and ethanol demand among performance drivers, but according to comments in the company’s press release, risk management remains a priority. “Our focus remains on risk management, operational excellence, safety and expanding our platform in the coming years as opportunities present themselves,” Becker explained. Investors are sending shares higher by 17% on the report.

As a whole, the Ethanol and Biofuel Stocks Index is ahead by 3.5% today. It has now outperformed the S&P 500 by 14% over the last month. [Read the full article]

Sprint’s 4G WiMax initiative represents a response to the emerging 4G wireless broadband standard known as Long-Term Evolution (LTE), which has demonstrated higher network speeds than WiMax in technical trials. The company’s larger peers Verizon (NYSE: VZ – News) and AT&T (NYSE: T – News) are warming up to deploy their 4G LTE networks in 2010 and 2011, respectively.

Expansion of 4G services is vital for Sprint’s survival in the US wireless market given its continued market share losses to larger rivals. The much-anticipated 4G smartphone will enable the company to boost its WiMax network as the device will foster the effective use of 4G bandwidth for data-rich applications. Sprint promises that 2010 will be the year of WiMax and the new smartphone will help the carrier to entice more users to its network.

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The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Semiconductors, Semiconductor Equipment; EDA Software Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This 29 page feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs, Equity Analysts and Money Managers. The full issue is available by calling (212) 952-7433 or via The Wall Street Transcript Online.

Topics covered: Upcycle for Semiconductor Demand — Supply Chain Pricing and Inventory — Growth Rate In Communications Semiconductor Sector — Growth Potential In Internet Semiconductors — Netbook Demand Driven Growth

Companies include: IXYS Corporation (IXYS); ARM (ARMH); Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. [Read the full article]

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