Volterra Semiconductor Shares Dropped: What You Need to Know


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What: Shares of Volterra Semiconductor (NAS: VLTR) fell 10% today on concerns about a product delay.

So what: Inphi (NYS: IPHI) cut its outlook yesterday on concerns that Intel's (NAS: INTC) Romley chip for servers would be delayed. This affects Volterra because the company makes voltage regulation chips, which should see a boost in demand due to Romley when it is released.

Now what: This delay may have a short-term affect on Volterra's results but after soundly beating earnings estimates in the second quarter I'm not too worried. Romley hasn't been canceled and should still have a positive impact on results in the future. I think this sell-off is overdone for Volterra, and it presents a nice buying opportunity in a company that is expected to grow earnings quickly over the next year.

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