BOSTON, Dec. 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Next Inning Technology Research (, a subscription service focused on semiconductor and technology stocks, announced today that it has provided to members updated commentary on the outlook for key semiconductor companies including: Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE:FCS), Intel (Nasdaq:INTC), Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE:AMD) and IBM (NYSE:IBM).

Founded in September 2002, Next Inning's model equity portfolio has returned a staggering 246%, well outdistancing the Nasdaq's 57% gain over the same period.

In its latest update, Next Inning comments on the following topics, among others:

Fairchild Semiconductor: Updated commentary includes Next Inning's take on FCS's mid-quarter update including reasons why Next Inning thinks FCS may be aggressively cutting prices.

Intel and Advanced Micro Devices: Updated commentary includes Next Inning's prediction for their mid-quarter updates and if Next Inning still prefers AMD to INTC shares. In mid-October, Next Inning presented strategies as potential ways to hedge semiconductor exposure. One such strategy included going long shares of AMD and shorting a similar position in Intel. The net return of this idea has resulted in a 40%+ gain in just over a month.

IBM: Updated commentary includes details on the new "Cell" chip IBM has been developing with Sony and Toshiba. Next Inning looks at why the manufacturing of this chip continues to push Next Inning's convergence and TriMedia themes.

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Next Inning Technology Research is a subscription financial newsletter focused on technology and semiconductors stocks. Editor Paul McWilliams is a 20+-year industry veteran and ranked by SmartMoney as one of the thirty most influential people in investing.

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