BOSTON (TheStreet) -- TheStreet's quantitative equity model considers the following five stocks the best-in-breed of the semiconductor industry. They are rated "buy."
4. Skyworks Solutions ( SWKS) sells analog and mixed-signal semiconductors.
3. Atheros Communications ( ATHR) sells semiconductors for communication systems like Bluetooth and GPS.
2. NVE Corp. ( NVEC) designs spintronic devices.
1. Cree ( CREE) manufactures light-emitting diode and silicon carbide products.