Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mobile phone chip specialist TriQuint Semiconductor (Nasdaq: TQNT) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at TriQuint's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

TriQuint facts

Headquarters (Founded) Hillsboro, Ore. (1981)
Market Cap $706.5 million
Industry Semiconductors
Trailing-12-Month Revenue $922.5 million
Management President/CEO Ralph Quinsey (since 2002)
CFO Steven Buhaly (since 2007)
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years) 9.8%
Cash/Debt $147.2 million / $0
Competitors Avago Technologies (Nasdaq: AVGO)
RF Micro Devices (Nasdaq: RFMD)
Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS)

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 590 members who have rated TriQuint believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include eremell and youngblood58.

Earlier this month , eremell listed several of TriQuint's positives: "Solid tech company, no debt, small cap. Business diversified between commercial and government contract. ... Focus on R&D. Has own foundry. *NOT* based in Silicon Valley."

Currently, TriQuint even sports a cheapish P/E of 8.5. That's lower than that of competitors Avago (12.8), RF Micro (19.4), and Skyworks (12.1).

CAPS member youngblood58 elaborates on the bull case:

Once again, it's time to buy into [TriQuint]. ... Yes, they posted a tepid forecast and earnings, but this is an innovative company that supplies Apple and the defense industry, among others, and this price is a good entry point. Maybe a price target of about $7 for March 2012. Beyond that, we'll see.

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