The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Eric Bleeker, senior technology editor, discusses topics around the investing world.

In this edition, Eric continues his review of how major tech companies performed in 2011. When it comes to Intel, the company managed a series of strong earnings beats throughout the early and mid-part of 2011 before warning that growth was slowing as the year closed. Still, that warning came in the face of Thai floods that have ravaged the semiconductor industry. Overall, even after outperforming its tech peers this year, Intel still trades at a P/E ratio of 10.6 and pays out one of the better yields in technology. If you're looking for safety in the tech space with growth in the year ahead, Intel remains a solid company to own.

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