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NI Technology Previews Earnings for Acme Packet and Cirrus Logic and Updates Outlooks for Entropic Communications, Sigma Designs and Silicon Laboratories

Thursday, July 21, 2011

NI Technology Previews Earnings for Acme Packet and Cirrus Logic and Updates Outlooks for Entropic Communications, Sigma Designs and Silicon Laboratories08:15 EDT Thursday, July 21, 2011PRINCETON, N.J., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (, an online investment newsletter focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Acme Packet (Nasdaq: APKT), Cirrus Logic (Nasdaq: CRUS), Entropic Communications (Nasdaq: ENTR), Sigma Designs (Nasdaq: SIGM) and Silicon Laboratories (Nasdaq: SLAB).  Next Inning editor Paul McWilliams has leveraged a decades-long career as a semiconductor industry insider to deliver in-depth insights and winning stock selections for his newsletter subscribers.  McWilliams' Next Inning model portfolio has posted huge gains, returning 308% since its inception in 2002, and he has been picking more potential big winners for 2011.  McWilliams has been right on target this year with his predictions on the direction of the market.  From the spring sell-off to the June rebound to the July slump, McWilliams has stayed one step ahead of the markets with timely reports that have allowed Next Inning subscribers to properly allocate their investments and hedge against risk in a volatile atmosphere.  According to McWilliams, there are specific catalysts investors need to watch for to time the next inflection point.With earnings season now upon us, Next Inning is publishing extensive reports advising which stocks will do well and which investors should avoid going forward.  In one of those reports -- out earlier this week -- McWilliams predicted the upside Apple reported yesterday.  In addition, Next Inning subscribers will receive McWilliams' highly acclaimed State of Tech series, offering in-depth, sector-by-sector coverage of over 65 leading tech companies. Trial subscribers will also receive real-time trade alerts, daily updates, and frequent, new investing ideas.To take advantage of this offer and receive these reports for free, please visit the following link: McWilliams covers these topics and more in his recent reports:-- With Acme Packet shares pulling sharply lower yesterday ahead of its earnings report today, do investors have an opportunity to get in ahead of a potential post-earnings rally?  Does Acme offer a durable value proposition that limits the competitive threats it faces or are the risks of a huge sell-off like Riverbed investors experienced Wednesday too big of a risk to ignore?-- McWilliams suggested that Next Inning readers buy Cirrus last fall when the stock fell below $13 and then advised Cirrus holders to hedge risks by selling June $21 covered calls in January when the stock was hitting its year-to-date highs.  Call sellers pocketed those profits last month when the contracts expired worthless.  With Apple guiding for soft Q3 revenue and Cirrus scheduled to report today after the close, does McWilliams think now is a good time to lock in profits by selling ahead of the report or should investors just hold to see what Cirrus has to say?-- McWilliams suggested selling Entropic late in 2010 when the stock moved into the $9s and has since reiterated his opinion it should be avoided. With an amazingly low price to earnings ratio and optimistic earnings forecasts from covering analysts, what is McWilliams is seeing that others seem to be missing?  What does he think could generate an upward pop of about 15% for Entropic?-- Might Entropic be an attractive acquisition for Silicon Labs? Alternatively, could Entropic solidify its positioning in key markets by buying Sigma Designs?  McWilliams suggested that Next Inning readers buy Silicon Labs last year when the stock fell below $35.  What does McWilliams expect from Silicon Labs this year?Founded in September 2002, Next Inning's model portfolio has returned 308% since its inception versus 46% for the S&P 500.  About Next Inning:Next Inning is a subscription-based investment newsletter that provides regular coverage on more than 150 technology and semiconductor stocks.  Subscribers receive intra-day analysis, commentary and recommendations, as well as access to monthly semiconductor sales analysis, regular Special Reports, and the Next Inning model portfolio. Editor Paul McWilliams is a 30+ year semiconductor industry veteran.NOTE: This release was published by Indie Research Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor with CRD #131926.  Interested parties may visit for additional information.  Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security. CONTACT: Marcia Martin, Next Inning Technology Research, +1-888-278-5515SOURCE Indie Research Advisors, LLC