I keep telling you how semiconductor designer Atheros
Atheros' second-quarter report showed 28% sequential sales growth to $112.2 million and much stronger pro forma earnings that clocked in at $0.20 per share, a significant bump from the $0.06 per share seen last quarter. The company's wireless-communications chips can be found inside every Nintendo (OTC BB: NTDOY.PK) DSi gaming system and in Garmin's
Atheros, seeing a massive growth opportunity for its technology, predicts a market of more than 1 billion networked mobile consumer gadgets sold every year. In one specific consumer market, Wi-Fi-enabled cellular handsets, a longstanding collaboration with Qualcomm
If that wasn't enough to recommend this longtime Motley Fool Hidden Gems pick, Atheros is sitting on the prettiest balance sheet you'll see this side of Apple
I'm kicking myself for not taking a real-money position six months ago, when the signs of a huge bounce became obvious to me. Darn that Foolish disclosure policy! Note to self: Stop writing about Atheros so I can invest in it instead.
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