Updated from 12:22 p.m. EDT Shares of Skyworks Solutions ( SWKS) were among the best-performing technology stocks Thursday after the company reported a better-than-expected third quarter and raised guidance . Excluding items, the wireless semiconductor company earned 10 cents a share on sales of $207.4 million. Analysts polled by Thomson First Call had expected 7 cents a share on sales of $193.4 million. Strong results across the board, which led to market-share gains, contributed to the company's impressive third-quarter results. Looking ahead, Skyworks is expecting to grow its fourth-quarter sales by 5% sequentially while improving operating earnings by 15% sequentially. Shares traded up $1.17, or 16.8%, to $8.15. Atmel ( ATML) fell after reporting weaker-than-expected second-quarter earnings and sales and guiding down its third quarter. The chipmaker earned 2 cents a share on sales of $420.8 million. Analysts had expected 3 cents a share on sales of $430 million. Looking ahead, Atmel said that it would post a sequential sales increase of 2% to 6%, or $429 million to $446 million. Analysts were looking for Atmel to report third-quarter sales of $451.6 million. Shares of Atmel traded down 15 cents, or 3.3%, to $4.38. Shares of Silicon Storage ( SSTI) fell after the company reported a solid second quarter but warned that third-quarter earnings and sales could fall short of expectations. The flash-memory maker earned 22 cents a share during the second quarter on sales of $128.5 million. Analysts had expected it to earn 18 cents a share on sales of $129 million. Looking ahead, the company expects to earn 16 cents to 21 cents a share on sales of $130 million to $145 million. Analysts were looking for 21 cents a share on sales of $142 million. Shares of Silicon Storage were recently trading down $1.43, or 17.8%, to $6.59. Advanced Energy Industries ( AEIS) fell after it reported weaker-than-expected second-quarter results and warned the third quarter would disappoint. Even though the company swung to a second-quarter profit, earnings of 13 cents a share fell well short of the 24-cent profit that analysts had expected. Sales came in at $108.9 million, short of the $112.3 million analysts sought. Looking ahead, it expects to earn 8 cents to 12 cents a share on a 2% to 5% sequential sales decline. Analysts were looking for 31 cents a share during the third quarter on sales of $118.5 million. Shares of Advanced Energy Industries traded down $2.15, or 19.4%, to $8.96.