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Do you like to follow the buying trends of company insiders?

We ran a screen on the semiconductors industry of the tech sector for stocks with the support of their company insiders, with significant net insider purchases over the last six months. This indicates that insiders such as members of the board and upper management expect their employers to outperform.

We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.

Do you also think these stocks will outperform? Use this list as a starting point for your own analysis.

1. Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (NASDAQ:AMCC): Designs, develops, markets and supports integrated circuits for processing, transporting and storing of information worldwide. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 14,168 shares, which represent about 0.03% of the company's 45.51M share float.

2. Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ:CRUS): Develops high-precision analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 152,115 shares, which represent about 0.24% of the company's 63.44M share float.

3. Entegris, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENTG): Develops, manufactures and supplies products and materials used in processing and manufacturing in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries worldwide. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 146,710 shares, which represent about 0.13% of the company's 110.22M share float.

4. International Rectifier Corporation (NYSE:IRF): Engages in the design, manufacture and marketing of power management semiconductors. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 15,000 shares, which represent about 0.02% of the company's 68.65M share float.

5. Micrel Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRL): Designs, develops, manufactures and markets high-performance analog power, mixed-signal and digital integrated circuits [ICS] primarily in North America, Europe and Asia. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 45,300 shares, which represent about 0.09% of the company's 49.54M share float.

6. TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. (NASDAQ:TQNT): Supplies modules, components and foundry services to communications companies worldwide. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 152,333 shares, which represent about 0.09% of the company's 164.67M share float.

7. MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR): Engages in the development, manufacture and sale of silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry worldwide. Over the last six months, insiders were net buyers of 355,195 shares, which represent about 0.16% of the company's 218.12M share float.

*Insider data sourced from Yahoo! Finance, all other data sourced from Finviz.

Source: 7 Semiconductor Stocks Insiders Are Buying