Stock of the Day: InvenSense

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Yesterday, investors saw some earnings misses from some very prominent companies. InvenSense, however, was one company that appeared to deliver positive results. Its earnings met expectations, and the company also foresees a 28% increase in revenue for next quarter. Smartphones now make up 75% of InvenSense's revenue, and it's the standard for Google's Android operating system. InvenSense continues to invest in new products to stay ahead of competitors like STMicroelectronics (Nasdaq: STM  ) and MEMSIC. In fact, it is seeing excellent adoption of its 6-axis sensors. With the news, shares look oversold here and very attractive, especially as InvenSense goes after the fitness, image stabilization, and industrial markets. InvenSense might be a compelling opportunity for some investors.

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  • Report this Comment On July 30, 2012, at 9:26 PM, ralphrides wrote:

    Does anyone know if Apple will use the INVN chips in it's new iPhone 5? Rumor has it the new iPhone is thinner, has a larger display and uses less power. Seems like they are forced to use the lower power INVN chip set?

  • Report this Comment On September 17, 2012, at 4:35 PM, ROEoutshinesGOLD wrote:

    @ ralphrides

    That is an excellent question, (Ralph?).

    I certainly don't know yet.

    The iPhone 5 has been announced at this point in time, and will ship on the 21st of this month (September, 2012).

    I find your comment an interesting speculation of a potential reason for Apple to switch away from STM to INVN's motion sensors because of a (an alleged) gain in power efficiency.

    I will sincerely appreciate if you could share some links / resources that may have brought you to your aforementioned conclusions on power efficiency.

    Thank you for sharing your questions / ideas.

  • Report this Comment On September 17, 2012, at 6:38 PM, ROEoutshinesGOLD wrote:

    Perhaps you've seen an article like the one linked to below (in support of your original inference)? :

    (link #1)

    http://www.eetimes.com/electronics-blogs/other/4390199/Packa... MEMS-process-place-Invensense-at-the-top-in-6-axis-motion-sensing

    If the direct (provided above) link doesen't work (gave me problems). Try the Google search link, below:

    (link #2)

    http://www.google.com/search?q=http%2F%2Fwww.eetimes.com%2Fe... blogs%2Fother%2F4390199%2FPackaging--low-power---custom-MEMS-process-place- Invensense-at-the-top-in-6-axis-motion-sensing

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