You've heard it from Intel
The latest singer of those sweet words is computer storage giant Seagate Technology
CEO Steve Luczo said that Seagate's manufacturing facilities are running full blast and still having trouble keeping up with customer demand. Seagate, alongside rivals like Western Digital
In response to the heavy demand, Seagate is building out its manufacturing capacity to keep up with an expected 15% to 20% increase in order volumes for the year. Some of the catalysts for increased computer component demand, such as a real economic recovery and en masse upgrades from old machines running XP and Vista to Microsoft Windows 7, are not yet fully reflected in this quarter’s results. Those demand boosters should materialize in the second half of 2010, according to Luczo and others.
Computer component manufacturers are sitting pretty right now; the stars have aligned for a sector recovery of rare magnitude. Seagate's stock is up 360% over the last year, bouncing like a spring-loaded rubber ball off a $2.98 bottom in early 2009. That screaming recovery is right in tune with peers like Western Digital.
With much of the pogo-stick action yet to materialize, I'm wondering which computer-related stock you think has the most elasticity left to harvest. The comments box below is anxiously waiting for your input.
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