Intel is Taking Back its Title
As the severity of the chip shortage continues, one company is looking to capitalize on the frenzy.
Long ago, before technology seemed to evolve at the speed of light, Intel Corporation (INTC) was the biggest name in the game. But as the sector continued to evolve, we watched Intel fall into the background with larger, more innovative names coming forward.
But INTC has had enough.
Pat Gelsinger has only been the Intel CEO for a month but has already laid out several key initiatives to help get the company back on the map. And their first step is a $20 billion investment in two new US chipmaking facilities.
Gelsinger hopes this move will re-establish INTC as the leader of the semiconductor industry – a title many experts argue the company has lost over the years.
Here’s what’s happening…
Where’s the money?
Intel has experienced major delays in the production of next-generation chips. This has allowed its competitors like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSM) and Samsung to move ahead, taking control of the market. And while INTC has been focused on perfecting its next-generation 7-nanometer chip – its competitors have moved ahead, producing even smaller, more powerful processors.
And production isn’t the only place that Intel has been bested.
In fact, over the last two years, INTC shares have grown 19%. This might seem like a decent number to some, but when you look at the PHLX semiconductor Index (SOX) has grown almost 114% in the same time period – you realize that INTC has really fallen behind.
So, many investors are asking – is it too late for INTC to make a comeback?
And here’s what I have to say about that…
How do I get some?
I’m going to make a bold statement: It’s never too late for a comeback.
We see it all the time in the big game, in business, and I think we’re about to see it in the semiconductor sector. I believe that this focus and funding will lead to Intel not only finding success but also allowing them to take back a big portion of the chip making market.
And I think there’s never been a better chance for INTC to reposition itself as a company than with a new, driven CEO and a laid-out plan for funding.
I think INTC is going to come out on top. And I actually believe we’ll see some major names in the semiconductor sector – like TSM and AMD – take a hit. So, with that said, I would add INTC to my lineup because I believe it’s only up from here.
In the Spotlight: Add This Automobile Maker to The “Going Green” List
Another day, another well-known automobile name announcing they’re going green. But will this help the business?
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Known for being America’s top SUV brand, Jeep is looking to reshape its image. Jeep is loved by many, but to others, it’s seen as gas guzzling, and not the most environmentally friendly, but that’s all about to change as the company is looking to go “green” – offering electric vehicles in hopes to bring in new buyers.
Jeep currently only offers three plug-in hybrid electric vehicles – and they’re only available outside the U.S. But a new plug-in-hybrid of its most popular model, the Jeep Wrangler SUV, will be sold globally, arriving in U.S. showrooms throughout spring.
These vehicles are just the beginning of the brand’s plans, according to Jeep CEO Christian Meunier.
“Our vision is to be the greenest SUV brand in the world. We have a very strong plan to deliver that through a lot of exciting product in the pipeline.”
And the company has made a promise that every new Jeep will offer some form of electrification – offering a bright and green future for the company no doubt. With that said though, I’m not racing to add Jeep’s parent company to my portfolio just yet.
Yesterday, we talked about Stellantis N.V. (STLA) and its chip woes. And recently, STLA acquired Jeep. So, despite the positive outlook for the company, I’m going to hold off until production can pick back up and we see what STLA can really do.
But no worries – as soon as I have an update you’ll be the first to know.
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