RF component makers TriQuint (TQNT +4.1%), RF Micro (RFMD +3.7%), and (to a lesser extent)...

|By:, SA News Editor

RF component makers TriQuint (TQNT +4.1%), RF Micro (RFMD +3.7%), and (to a lesser extent) Skyworks (SWKS +1.6%) trade higher after Longbow gives each of them a Buy rating. Skyworks and TriQuint have slumped since mid-September, which happens to be around when the iPhone 5 launched - both chipmakers have iPhone 5 power amplifier design wins. RF Micro, whose shares were more depressed at the time, has fared better.