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What: Shares of semiconductor fabrication equipment maker FSI International
So what: FSI's first-quarter report missed analyst expectations by a relatively thin margin, but guidance for the next quarter is seen as very disappointing. It's another case of lumpy results for a small company causing a market panic: Management points to the timing of a few large orders as the reason for its timid outlook.
Now what: I wouldn't take FSI's cautious outlook as a sign that major customer Samsung or Intel
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