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Best Performing Semiconductors Stocks of 2021

Updated Apr 1, 2021
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 2021 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 Apr 1, 2021, 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) Kopin Corporation (KOPN) 2) Netlist, Inc. (NLST) 3) eMagin Corporation (EMAN) 4) ParkerVision, Inc. (PRKR) 5) Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (UCTT)
 6) QuickLogic Corporation (QUIK) 7) Ichor Holdings (ICHR) 8) WISeKey International Holding AG (WKEY) 9) inTest Corporation (INTT) 10) Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 97 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:

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $206.68 million to $949.36 million during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $2.43 per share to a price of $10.4 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Kopin Corporation (KOPN) was successful in generating YTD returns of 327.98 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Semiconductors stocks, the Massachusetts, MA-based Kopin 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.

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.
The California, CA-headquartered company Netlist, Inc. (NLST) is ranked number two among the best performing stocks of Semiconductors of 2021. The Technology sector business falls under the Semiconductors industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of Netlist has changed by 176.99 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.6 per share and year-to-date closing price of $1.67 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $118.15 million to $359.07 million during the same period. Along with Semiconductors, the company is also in the business of Technology, Semiconductor Memory, among other usual products and services.

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.
During the given months of the year 2021, eMagin Corporation (EMAN) was successful in generating YTD returns of 140.61 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Washington, WA-based eMagin closed at a price of $1.65 per share, while it traded at a price of $3.97 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $111.37 million to $282.34 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.

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.
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by ParkerVision, Inc. (PRKR) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Florida, FL, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Radio TV Broadcasting and Communications Equipment. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of ParkerVision has so far gained 125 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.48 per share and year-to-date price of $1.08 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $25.38 million to $57.11 million.

Ultra Clean

Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc., incorporated on October 28, 2002, is engaged in the design, engineering and manufacture of production tools, modules and subsystems the semiconductor capital equipment industry. The Companys ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Ultra Clean.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. (UCTT), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $31.15 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $63.64 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 104.3 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Technology sector company also saw its market value change from $1.26 billion to $2.59 billion. 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, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

QuickLogic

QuickLogic Corporation, incorporated on April 4, 1997, develops and markets semiconductor and software algorithm solutions. The Companys solutions primarily target smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The Company ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of QuickLogic.
The California, CA-based QuickLogic Corporation (QUIK) belongs to the Technology sector and is categorized as a Semiconductors company. The stock of QuickLogic ended the previous year at a price of $3.79 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $7.63 apiece, which indicates a change of 101.32 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Semiconductors for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $41.95 million. It has now changed to $85.99 million as of writing. QuickLogic continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Ichor

Ichor Holdings, Ltd. engages in the design, engineering, and manufacture of fluid delivery subsystems and components for semiconductor capital equipment in the United States, the United Kingdom, Singapore, Mala ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Ichor.
The Fremont, CA-based Technology sector company Ichor Holdings (ICHR) holds the number seven spot among the best performing stocks of the Semiconductors sector. Classified as the Semiconductors business, the stock price of Ichor ended the previous year at a price of $30.15 per share while it reached the level of $58.73 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 94.79%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.65 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Ichor in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

WISeKey International Holding AG

WISeKey International Holding AG, a cybersecurity company, provides integrated security solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and digital identity ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of WISeKey International Holding AG.
WISeKey International Holding AG (WKEY) has moved by 90.27 percentage over the given period of 2021-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 $7.09 apiece to the price of $13.49 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the Zug, Switzerland-based Semiconductors sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $101.38 million to $236 million over the same duration.

inTest

inTEST Corporation, incorporated on March 21, 1997, is an independent designer, manufacturer and marketer of thermal, mechanical and electrical products that are used by semiconductor manufacturers in conjunction with automated ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of inTest.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Semiconductors sector is taken by inTest Corporation (INTT). The company's stock price changed from $6.46 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $12.15 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 88.08 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the New Jersey, NJ-based Capital Goods sector company was from $68.02 million to $130.04 million. 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 Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Himax

Himax Technologies, Inc. (Himax), incorporated on April 26, 2005, is a fabless semiconductor solution provider. The Company is engaged in display driver integrated circuits (IC) and timing controllers used in ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Himax.
Himax (HIMX) generated percentage returns of 86.33 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $7.39 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $13.77 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $1.27 billion to $2.4 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Technology speciality business with further classification in the Semiconductors sub-category. Based in Taiwan, 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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