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Top Tech Analyst Previews Earnings for Fusion-IO, Nvidia, Spreadtrum Communications, Towerstream and Tower Semiconductor

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PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research (http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on technology stocks, has published updated outlooks for Fusion-IO (NYSE: FIO), Nvidia (Nasdaq: NVDA), Spreadtrum Communications (Nasdaq: SPRD), Towerstream (Nasdaq: TWER), and Tower Semiconductor (Nasdaq: TSEM).

Editor Paul McWilliams is best known for spotting big winners long before they are recognized by Wall Street.  Nearly a decade ago, he advised Next Inning readers that Apple was positioned to win big when it was trading for less than $10 per share (split adjusted).  However, in markets like we face today, many readers appreciate his calls to sell even more.

Ahead of its earnings report on July 26th, McWilliams reiterated his negative view on Facebook.  Facebook is down nearly 50% from where the stock opened on its first day of trading after McWilliams strongly suggested that readers avoid the IPO.  McWilliams also suggested selling Advanced Micro Devices July 3rd when it was trading for more than $6.  It has fallen 34% since its disappointing report.  The stocks McWilliams has suggested buying have fared much better with several going up 20% or more.  Trial subscribers will receive free access to week's earnings previews in which McWilliams provides his candid opinions as to what to buy and what to sell.

In addition to this week's previews, trial subscribers will receive free access to McWilliams' "Guide for the Q2 Earnings Season," in which he offers in depth data and analysis on 67 tech companies expected to report aggregate revenue in excess of $800 billion this year. The report includes McWilliams' second half outlook, full value price ranges and current investment opinions for all 67 stocks.  With this data, investors can appropriately position themselves for the July and August earnings season.

McWilliams spent a decades-long career in the technology industry and has earned a reputation for his skill in communicating complex technology trends to individual investors and professional analysts alike. His reports have won over readers with their ability to unravel the complexities of the industry and, more importantly, identify which companies are likely to be the winners and losers as technology trends change.

McWilliams thinks his 62-page State of Tech report should be read by all tech investors and is making it, along with his special report "Triple Crown Tech Stocks," available free of charge to all who sign up for a no-obligation free trial to Next Inning Technology Research.

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McWilliams' recent reports cover the following topics and more:

-- Fusion-IO:  As Fusion-IO was hyped by Wall Street and Barron's predicted it would be the top performing tech stock in 2012, McWilliams pulled no punches in advising Next Inning readers it was time to sell.  Since then, the price of Fusion-IO has gone down roughly 40%.  What did McWilliams see that everyone else was missing?  With the price of Fusion-IO now trudging through the low $20s and high teens, does McWilliams think it's time to buy the stock?  What does he predict for other SSD suppliers like OCZ and STEC? What does he think about the quality of Fusion-IO's earnings?  Does he think investors should be concerned about Fusion-IO's high customer concentration? What does he say about emerging trends in data center memory systems and how will that likely impact the enterprise SSD market?

-- Nvidia: McWilliams turned bearish on Nvidia in January 2011, when the stock was trading at $24.73 and, beyond pointing to a couple of swing trading opportunities, has maintained that position since.  However, as successful tech investors know, tides change in the semiconductor sector and with Nvidia now trading more than 40% below McWilliams call to sell, might it be time to give the stock serious reconsideration?  What does McWilliams say has changed in the Nvidia equation?  What coming event does McWilliams think Nvidia is better prepared to leverage than any other semiconductor company? Is it time to consider buying Nvidia ahead of this event?

-- Spreadtrum Communications:  McWilliams advised Next Inning readers it was time to buy Spreadtrum ahead of its May earnings call when the stock was trading for only $14.51.  Since then, the price has moved up over 40%.  Does McWilliams think investors should lock in profits here before Spreadtrum reports calendar Q2 earnings this week or let investments ride?  Where is Spreadtrum really strong and what competitors does it threaten most?  What one stock does McWilliams say will likely react in sympathy to a good report from Spreadtrum?

-- Towerstream: With details beginning to emerge surrounding Towerstream's WiFi offload deals with wireless phone carriers, what will we learn from Towerstream's upcoming earnings report? What is the best way for investors to view the new Towerstream story?  How much revenue do analysts expect Towerstream to generate from its first full quarter with two established WiFi offload contracts from national carriers?

-- Tower Semi: Does McWilliams view Tower Semi's recent reverse split as a positive event? With Tower Semi no longer at risk of violating Nasdaq's minimum price threshold, is the stock now better positioned for upside, or should investors wait on the sidelines? Tower Semi investors can also read McWilliams' in depth analysis of Tower Semi's "capital note" situation and which scenarios for resolving it are likely in play.

Founded in September 2002, Next Inning's model portfolio has returned 244% since its inception versus 54% for the S&P 500.

About Next Inning:

Next Inning is a subscription-based investment newsletter that provides regular coverage on more than 150 technology and semiconductor stocks.  Subscribers receive intra-day analysis, commentary and recommendations, as well as access to monthly semiconductor sales analysis, regular Special Reports, and the Next Inning model portfolio. Editor Paul McWilliams is a 30+ year semiconductor industry veteran.

NOTE: This release was published by Indie Research Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor with CRD #131926.  Interested parties may visit adviserinfo.sec.gov for additional information.  Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.

CONTACT: Marcia Martin, Next Inning Technology Research, +1-888-278-5515

SOURCE Indie Research Advisors, LLC

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