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What: Shares of analog chip designer Intersil
So what: Last night's fourth-quarter report showed respectable results but was spoiled by a gloomy outlook on 2011. Particularly hurtful were slowdowns in the military segment alongside slow sales of the Techwell video surveillance products that Intersil acquired last year.
Now what: Intersil fancies itself as a high-end analog supplier, which naturally translates into fat margins. However, rivals from Linear Technology
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