RF Micro Devices and Skyworks Solutions on the Upswing as Semiconductor Industry Shows Signs of Improvement

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- Jun 07, 2012 -- After an impressive first quarter semiconductor stocks have slumped as a result of growing concerns of a global economic crisis. SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD), which seeks to closely match the returns and characteristics of the S&P Semiconductor Select Industry Index, has fallen nearly 15 percent in the last 3 months. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Semiconductor Industry and provides equity research on RF Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: RFMD) and Skyworks Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: SWKS).

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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) recently announced that global semiconductor sales for the month of April increased 3.4 percent to $24.1 billion. The growth was in April was the largest month-over-month increase since May 2010, and the first time sales topped $24 billion in 2012.

"The outlook for the global semiconductor industry continues to be one of cautious optimism," said Brian Toohey, president & CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. "We are beginning to see an encouraging trend of modest, sequential growth and we anticipate this trend will continue during the rest of this year, with stronger growth predicted for 2013 and beyond. But that optimism continues to be tempered by macroeconomic factors."

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RF Micro Devices is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance semiconductor components. RFMD's products enable worldwide mobility, provide enhanced connectivity and support advanced functionality in the cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), CATV/broadband and aerospace and defense markets.

Skyworks Solutions, an innovator of high-reliability analog semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets has commenced volume production of several high performance RF solutions supporting Broadcom 5G WiFi (IEEE 802.11ac) chips -- including minicards for access points, routers and customer premise equipment.

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