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.

Analog mixed-signal components supplier Exar Corporation (EXAR - Snapshot Report) has been constantly upgrading its product portfolio with product launches. Most recently, the company introduced the XR9200 Coprocessor family that will cater to the requirements of high-system performance applications in data analytics and storage. The launch met a lackluster response in the market, as the share prices closed almost flat at $13.64 on Oct 16, 2013, a day after the launch.

The XR9200 Coprocessor is suitable for cloud security applications such as Data Warehouses, Hadoop Clusters, Storage Arrays, Application Delivery Controllers (ADC), WAN Optimization Appliances and Security Gateways.

The latest device is an extension of Exar’s portfolio of compression and security coprocessors. The primary task of the new coprocessor is to facilitate compression in order to reduce or eliminate expensive Input/Output (I/O) bottlenecks, enhance system performance with minimal latency and optimize storage efficiency.

The XR9200 family of coprocessors meets the performance standards of different enterprise-class CPU cores at relatively lower power consumption and costs. Moreover, the new product is compatible with the XR8200 family of coprocessors and is expected to provide exclusive solutions to a host of applications. 

A few months back, Exar had introduced a product named XRP6670 for electromagnetically compatible space-sensitive applications and electromagnetic interference (EMI) compliance.

Exar designs and manufactures analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for communication, video and imaging products. Connectivity and power management products are one of the four product portfolios of the company. The other product portfolios of the company include communications products, network security and storage optimization solutions.

Exar currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). Some other stocks in the industry worth mentioning include Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS - Snapshot Report), Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. (FSL - Snapshot Report) and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD - Analyst Report). While Cirrus Logic and Freescale Semiconductor carry a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Advanced Micro has a 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
BOFL HOLDING BOFI 85.03 +4.64%
DIXIE GROUP DXYN 15.24 +3.81%
RAMBUS INC RMBS 12.20 +3.48%
DAIMLER AG DDAIF 93.31 +3.26%
CELL THERAPE CTIC 3.08 +3.01%