Ashraf Eassa
Long/short equity, contrarian, independent research, tech

Silicon Motion: Significant Catalyst Ahead, Estimates Simply Too Low

Silicon Motion (NASDAQ:SIMO) is a dirt-cheap, small cap semiconductor name that principally develops RF transceivers for wireless communication devices as well as flash storage controllers for mobile devices. This is a name that has been beaten down significantly from its early-2012 peak of $22/share. While the company has been making significant inroads in its storage controller business, its wireless transceiver business has been under significant pressure.

Since my initial Alpha-Rich call made on July 1, the shares are up a respectable 17%. While I believe that these gains have largely been due to the company's success in garnering significant eMMC flash controller share (the company is well on track to achieve its goal of 15-20% of this market,...

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