RF Micro Devices Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

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What: Shares of communications chip designer RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq: RFMD  ) are climbing to 52-week highs and casting bedroom eyes at three-year tops after a 12% overnight boost with more fuel left in the rockets.

So what: Last night's third-quarter report was a classy beat-and-raise act, far ahead of analyst estimates. RF Micro is expanding its margins, growing sales at a healthy clip, and planning to introduce new products in multiple markets in the coming quarters.

Now what: Count the buzzwords among RF Micro's target markets: smartphones, mobile tablets, smart energy grids, solar cells, LED lights, and wireless infrastructure. It's kind of like adding LED and solar wafers to the potential design wins of a TriQuint Semiconductor (Nasdaq: TQNT  ) or Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS  ) , only with a lower P/E ratio. What's not to love?

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Fool contributor Anders Bylund holds no position in any of the companies discussed here. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool is investors writing for investors.


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