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Best Performing Semiconductors Stocks of 2020

Updated Aug 5, 2020
The present-day interconnected world is all thanks to the semiconductors. Semiconductors is a broad level term which defines the small miniature electroni circuits that are used to power the various electronic and electrical devices that we use in our day to day life to complex super-computers and satellites. From the vacuum cleaners to washing machines, to smartphones and laptops, to super computers and large-sized rockets, Semiconductors are everywhere, and their growth continues to be on a progressive path. However, not all listed companies will be able to reap the benefits of the growth in the semiconductors industry. There will always be some winners which will perform better than the others during a particular period of time.
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Among the semiconductors stocsk, which ones made the top returns in the industry in the recent times?
This article provides a list of Semiconductors stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Semiconductors stocks between the end of the previous and Aug 5, 2020, and the top 10 return generating stocks are listed below.
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Top Semiconductors Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Semiconductors sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH) 2) Kopin Corporation (KOPN) 3) Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (WISA) 4) Atomera Incorporated (ATOM) 5) eMagin Corporation (EMAN)
 6) Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) 7) ParkerVision, Inc. (PRKR) 8) SuperCom, Ltd. (SPCB) 9) DAQO New Energy Corp. (DQ) 10) Netlist, Inc. (NLST)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 92 Semiconductors stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Semiconductors ETFs.

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Performance of Top Semiconductors Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

LightPath

LightPath Technologies, Inc., incorporated on June 15, 1992, is a manufacturer and integrator of families of precision molded aspheric optics, fiber-optic collimator, GRADIUM glass lenses and other optical materials used ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of LightPath.
Based on the market-cap change from $18.73 million to $120.78 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $0.73 per share to a price of $4.67 per share as of Aug 5, 2020, LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH) was successful in generating YTD returns of 539.73 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Semiconductors stocks, the Florida, FL-based LightPath is categorized as the Semiconductors sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Kopin

Kopin Corporation, incorporated on April 23, 1984, is an inventor, developer, manufacturer and seller of Wearable technologies, which include components and systems. The Companys segments are Forth Dimension Displays Ltd. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Kopin.
The Massachusetts, MA-headquartered company Kopin Corporation (KOPN) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Semiconductors of 2020. The Technology sector business falls under the Semiconductors industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Kopin has changed by 330 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.4 per share and year-to-date closing price of $1.72 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $33.7 million to $146.05 million during the same period. Along with Semiconductors, the company is also in the business of Technology, among other usual products and services. Kopin continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Summit Wireless Technologies

Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. develops wireless audio integrated circuits for home entertainment and professional audio markets in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers TX modules for TVs, AV receivers, media hubs, and small dongles that connect through USB or HDMI ports; and speaker systems. The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Summit Wireless Technologies.
During the given months of the year 2020, Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (WISA) was successful in generating YTD returns of 303.28 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the USA-based Summit Wireless Technologies closed at a price of $0.61 per share, while it traded at a price of $2.46 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $15.17 million to $19 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Technology sector business.

Atomera

Atomera Incorporated, formerly MEARS Technologies, Inc., incorporated on April 26, 2001, is a development-stage company. The Company is engaged in the development, commercialization and licensing of processes and technologies for ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Atomera.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Atomera Incorporated (ATOM) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Massachusetts, MA, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Semiconductors. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Atomera has so far gained 273.05 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $3.08 per share and year-to-date price of $11.49 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $52.72 million to $227.61 million.

eMagin

eMagin Corporation (eMagin), incorporated on November 30, 1993, is engaged in the manufacture of microdisplays using organic light emitting diode (OLED) technology. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets OLED ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of eMagin.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands eMagin Corporation (EMAN), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $0.34 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $1.26 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. It translates to a change of 270.59 percentage. The Washington, WA-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $16.91 million to $77.13 million. The Semiconductors specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Enphase Energy

Enphase Energy, Inc., incorporated on March 20, 2006, is a provider of energy management solutions. The Company is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and selling microinverter systems for the solar ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Enphase Energy.
The California, CA-based Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Semiconductors company. The stock of Enphase Energy ended the previous year at a price of $26.13 per share. As of Aug 5, 2020, the stock price has reached $74.99 apiece, which indicates a change of 186.99 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Semiconductors for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $3.2 billion. It has now changed to $9.39 billion as of writing. Enphase Energy continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

ParkerVision

ParkerVision, Inc., incorporated on August 24, 1989, is engaged in the designing, developing and marketing of its radio frequency (RF) technologies and products. The Companys products are used in wireless ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of ParkerVision.
The Florida, FL-based Technology sector company ParkerVision, Inc. (PRKR) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Semiconductors sector. Classified as the Radio TV Broadcasting and Communications Equipment business, the stock price of ParkerVision ended the previous year at a price of $0.16 per share while it reached the level of $0.43 apiece as of Aug 5, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 168.75%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $21.11 million.

SuperCom

SuperCom Ltd., incorporated on July 4, 1988, is a provider of traditional and digital identity solutions, providing safety, identification, tracking and security products to governments, and private and public organizations ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of SuperCom.
SuperCom, Ltd. (SPCB) has moved by 150 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number eight among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $0.62 apiece to the price of $1.55 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020. The smart run of the Israel-based Semiconductors sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $9.81 million to $25.24 million over the same duration.

DAQO New Energy

Daqo New Energy Corp., incorporated on November 22, 2007, is a polysilicon manufacturer. The Company utilizes the chemical vapor deposition process, or the modified Siemens process, to produce polysilicon. The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of DAQO New Energy.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Semiconductors sector is taken by DAQO New Energy Corp. (DQ). The company's stock price changed from $51.2 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $124.65 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 143.46 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the China-based Technology sector company was from $680 million to $1.73 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Semiconductors sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes.

Netlist

Netlist, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells modular memory subsystems for the server, high-performance computing, and communications markets worldwide. It offers Hybri dual in-line memory module (D ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Netlist.
Netlist (NLST) generated percentage returns of 142.5 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $0.3 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $0.73 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $49.22 million to $128.39 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the Semiconductors sub-category. Based in California, CA, the YTD performance of the Semiconductors sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.
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