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. Additionally, one can also explore the best performing stocks of other new-age investment themes like the Best Performing Robotics Stocks, Best Performing Blockchain Stocks, Best Performing 5G Stocks, Best Performing Gaming Stocks and Best Performing Internet Stocks. 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 Dec 31, 2020, and the top 10 return generating stocks are listed below.
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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) Renesola Ltd. (SOL)
Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:
ReneSola Ltd, through its subsidiaries, develops, builds, operates, and sells solar power projects. It operates through three segments: solar power project development, EPC services, and electricity r ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Renesola. Based on the market-cap change from $68.07 million to $614.02 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $1.42 per share to a price of $11.43 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Renesola Ltd. (SOL) was successful in generating YTD returns of 704.93 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Semiconductors stocks, the China-based Renesola is categorized as the Semiconductors sub-sector business which falls under the larger Technology sector.
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-headquartered company Enphase Energy, Inc. (ENPH) 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 Enphase Energy has changed by 571.53 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $26.13 per share and year-to-date closing price of $175.47 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $3.2 billion to $22.17 billion during the same period. Along with Semiconductors, the company is also in the business of Technology, Semiconductor Equipment & Materials, Renewable Energy, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Enphase Energy 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.
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. During the given months of the year 2020, Kopin Corporation (KOPN) was successful in generating YTD returns of 507.5 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 Massachusetts, MA-based Kopin closed at a price of $0.4 per share, while it traded at a price of $2.43 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $33.7 million to $206.68 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
The company is classified under the Technology industry sector and further specialized as a Semiconductors sector business.
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. Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Summit Wireless Technologies, Inc. (WISA) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in USA, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Technology. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Summit Wireless Technologies has so far gained 480.33 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.61 per share and year-to-date price of $3.54 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $15.17 million to $29.48 million.
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. At number five in the list of top stocks stands LightPath Technologies, Inc. (LPTH), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $0.73 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $3.92 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 436.99 percentage. The Florida, FL-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $18.73 million to $107.38 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.
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. The Massachusetts, MA-based Atomera Incorporated (ATOM) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Semiconductors company. The stock of Atomera ended the previous year at a price of $3.08 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $16.09 apiece, which indicates a change of 422.4 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 $52.72 million. It has now changed to $345.22 million as of writing. Atomera continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
O2Micro International Limited, incorporated in March 1, 1997, designs, develops and markets power management components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, Automotive and Communications markets. The Companys power management products include ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of O2Micro International. The Cayman Islands-based Technology sector company O2Micro International Limited (OIIM) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Semiconductors sector. Classified as the Semiconductors business, the stock price of O2Micro International ended the previous year at a price of $1.76 per share while it reached the level of $9.18 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 421.59%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $248.32 million.
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. eMagin Corporation (EMAN) has moved by 385.29 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 $0.34 apiece to the price of $1.65 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the Washington, WA-based Semiconductors sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $16.91 million to $111.37 million over the same duration. eMagin is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
SiTime Corporation, a semiconductor company, provides silicon timing systems solutions in Taiwan, Hong Kong, the United States, and internationally. Its products include resonators and clock integrated circuits, programmable OCXOs, precision MHz super-TCXOs, MHz oscillators, 32.768 kHz oscillators, ÂµPower oscillators 1 Hz to 26 MHz, ruggedized oscillators, and embedded resonators. Its solutions are ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sitime Corp. The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Semiconductors sector is taken by Sitime Corp (SITM). The company's stock price changed from $25.5 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $111.93 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 338.94 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Santa Clara, CA-based Technology sector company was from $403.87 million to $1.9 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. They include the Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
SPI Energy Co., Ltd. is a provider of photovoltaic (PV) solutions for business, residential, government and utility customers and investors. The Company operates through solar energy products and services segment. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of SPI Energy. SPI Energy (SPI) generated percentage returns of 324.19 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $1.86 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $7.89 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $27.17 million to $175.4 million during the same period. The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the Semiconductors sub-category. Based in China, 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.This page is updated every week/month. Bookmark this site to track the best performing stocks regularly.