Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Maxim Has Room To Run A Little Further, But Long-Term Concerns Remain

The market is telegraphing quite a bit of optimism about the chip sector for the start of 2014. Better demand from industrial and auto customers ought to help, as should a comms market driven by China's 4G rollout. As Maxim (NASDAQ:MXIM) has exposure to all of those markets, this could be a good first half of the year for this analog chip company and the company's valuation looks a little low relative to its peer group. This may be more of a date than a long-term commitment, though, as the company's outsized exposure to Samsung and high-end smartphones are still causes for concern.

Samsung And High-End Smartphones

Maxim's consumer segment accounts for nearly 40% of overall revenue, and...

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