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In the case of RF Micro Devices
RF Micro's shares have seen huge gains so far this year, along with those of competitors Skyworks Solutions
Both of the company's divisions -- its cellular products group and its multimarket products group -- saw strong growth in its fiscal first quarter, as they released new products at a rapid pace. RF Micro's main revenue driver has been the cell-phone microchips it supplies to original equipment manufacturers such as Nokia
But RF Micro is aiming higher; it aims to leverage the U.S. government's interest in broadband connectivity as well as grow in other industries like smart grid applications and solar efficiency.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock recently upgraded his tie collection with a few snazzy, striped bow ties. He owns shares of Motorola and Qualcomm and is the author of The Qualcomm Equation. Nokia is an Inside Value recommendation. The Fool's disclosure policy has gone through three reality TV show auditions and is beginning to think it's just not in the cards.