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These 2 Merging Companies Can Make for a Good Long-Term Bet

August 21, 2014 | About:



RF Micro Devices (RFMD) came in a poor second in last quarter results. In any case, the news of the organization blending with an alternate chip making organization, Triquint Semiconductor (TQNT), boosted RFMD stock.

A decent arrangement

The arrangement illustrates that RF will purchase Triquint for $1.6 billion and make a whole new organization. The merger is exceptionally good for the two chip companies. RF Micro has a good presence at Samsung, and Triquint is a key supplier of Apple, derives almost a large portion of its revenue from it. This merger is relied upon to create cost benefits of a million. Along these lines, this is an amazing arrangement for both RF Micro and Triquint. The two companies will be in a good position to profit from development in smartphone shipments.

Making headway, RF Micro is expecting development in revenue because of design wins in marquee smartphones and tablets. The affirmation of second-quarter results of Apple resulted in a strong addition for the organization's shares. RF Micro's contract wins in Apple's latest iphones profited it. Canaccord describes that RF Micro had increased its dollar opportunity in Apple's iphones last year; if this pattern continues this year as well, then the organization could see some huge gains.

There was a strong desire during the time that Apple will dispatch two iphones with extra large screen sizes. Brian Marshall of analyst firm ISI Group is of the opinion that the presentation of an extra large screen iphone 6 should lead to "massive upgrades" and accumulate enormous number of Android users to Apple. Thus, the item advancement of Apple could be an enormous boost for RF Micro.

Also, as Triquint is also a key Apple supplier alongside that of RF Micro, this merger should see more gains.

Effectiveness likely

RF Micro is focusing on an adaptable sourcing strategy to decreasing gas and silicon costs. RF is also acquainting assembly capabilities with lessened bundling costs by lowering usage of precious metals in assembling processes. The organization is also focused on leveraging its new higher-unit volumes across its supply fasten to decrease costs.

RF Micro is taking a gander at various development drivers separated from cell phones. The web of things, auto Wi-Fi and wearable gadgets are relied upon to drive its business later on. The appropriation of new technologies by consumers is empowering RF Micro as well. For instance, the shift of inclination of users from 2g to 3g smartphones in certain developing countries is good news for the organization since the 3g components have higher margins.

Then again, RF Micro's dollar content opportunities are enhancing the development of new technologies such as like envelope following, transporter conglomeration and transmit MIMO. Separated from these, the presentation of LTE, alongside LTE Advanced, could even boost the interest for RF Micro's network solutions.

In RF Micro's ultra-minimal effort CMOS power amplifiers are continuously received for the ease item segment at a solid pace in cutting edge handset platforms in the developing markets. Going ahead, the customers' relocation to ultra-minimal effort products is required to drive margin development.


RF Micro Devices is resembling a profitable investment choice from all angles. The organization's merger with Triquint Semiconductor will improve its performance, all things considered, because the consolidated organization will profit from two major smartphone companies. The development is anticipated to be determined by the flagship products and additionally, the normal cost synergies will enhance the bottom-line performance later on.

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Ski3938 - 4 weeks ago

RFMD/TQNT is a merger of equals . RFMD is not purchasing TQNT. Not getting the basics of the combination correct is a huge error.

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