Back to top

Analyst Blog

This page is temporarily not available.  Please check later as it should be available shortly. If you have any questions, please email customer support at support@zacks.com or call 800-767-3771 ext.  9339.

Texas Instruments (TXN - Analyst Report) or “TI” recently upgraded its Sitara AM335x industrial software development kit (SDK) by adding the Ethernet/IP protocol to the EtherCAT and PROFIBUS protocols. The addition of supporting protocols on a device equipped with an on-chip PRU simplifies industrial automation and makes it affordable for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

The new protocol provides modifications for various industrial applications. Addition of the new protocol will make the management of production schedules easier, reduce operating costs and also better integrate other business-based functions. The addition of Ethernet/IP to the Profibus and Ethercat protocols will enable quicker and easier access to production-ready software, thus significantly cutting down on the time to market of their industrial automation designs, including PLCs and input-output devices like sensors and drives.

Texas Instruments, Inc. is a global semiconductor company and one of the world's leading designers and suppliers of digital signal processors and analog integrated circuits, the engines driving the digitization of electronics.

In the second quarter of fiscal 2013, TI generated total revenue of $3.05 billion, which was up 5.6% sequentially but down 8.6% year over year and at the mid-point of the narrowed guidance range of $2.99 billion to $3.11 billion.

Currently, Texas Instruments has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Investors may also consider other stocks such as Micron Tech (MU - Snapshot Report) with a Zacks Rank # 1 (Strong Buy), Microchip Technology Inc (MCHP - Analyst Report) and Maxlinear Inc (MXL - Snapshot Report), both with  Zacks Rank # 2 (Buy).

Please login to Zacks.com or register to post a comment.

New to Zacks?

Start Here

Zacks Investment Research

Close

Are you a new Zacks Member or a visitor to Zacks.com?

Top Zacks Features

Learn more

Start for as little as $4.50 per trade.

My Portfolio Tracker

Is it Time to Sell?

One of the most important steps you can take today is to set up your portfolio tracker on Zacks.com. Once you do, you'll be notified of major events affecting your stocks and/or funds with daily email alerts.

More Zacks Resources

Zacks Rank Home - Evaluate your stocks and use the Zacks Rank to eliminate the losers and keep the winners.

Mutual Fund Rank Home - Evaluate your funds with the Mutual Fund Rank for both your personal and retirement funds.

Stock/Mutual Fund Screening - Find better stocks and mutual funds. The ones most likely to beat the market and provide a positive return.

My Portfolio - Track your Portfolio and find out where your stocks/mutual funds stack up with the Zacks Rank.

Zacks #1 Rank Top Movers for Zacks #1 Rank Top Movers

Company Symbol Price %Chg
BITAUTO HOLD BITA 35.33 +14.82%
ANI PHARMACE ANIP 24.79 +14.66%
E HOUSECHINA EJ 10.99 +9.24%
CANADIAN SOL CSIQ 26.97 +7.15%
INTERNATIONA ICAGY 33.30 +5.38%