The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Motley Fool senior technology analyst Eric Bleeker discusses emerging trends in technology.

In today's edition, Eric looks at the few companies in the semiconductor industry that are actually in positive territory this year. A few themes come through, such as companies selling communications chips or with exposure to high-growth regions like China.

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