Reconnect With Qualcomm
Last month, Qualcomm (QCOM) said it was having difficulty meeting demand for its latest Snapdragon chipsets due to manufacturing issues at its foundry partners. News of the chip shortage caused investors to flee the stock like frightened schoolchildren. But with the stock down about 15% from its 52-week high of $68.87, Qualcomm is a great buy for those with the stomach to ride out the dull summer (and the crazy mobile phone business).
The parts shortage is due to very high demand and poor manufacturing yield of its latest 4G LTE chipset. Qualcomm's LTE chipset is made using the latest 28-nanometer chip technology (the space between transistors on a chip). According to industry sources, Taiwan Semiconductor (TSM), Qualcomm's chip foundry, may deliver half as many chipsets as are needed, about 14 million to 15 million. ...269 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.
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