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7. Texas Instruments ( TXN) designs and manufactures semiconductors.

In September, TI completed its acquisition of National Semiconductor for a total consideration of $6.4 billion in cash, according to Bloomberg.

Subsequent to the acquisition, Texas consolidated results into its analog segment under the name Silicon Valley Analog. For the third quarter of 2011, Silicon Valley Analog's revenue stood at $18 million, while operating profit was $2 million. Inventory for the quarter increased by $2.15 million associated with the acquisition.

Of the 43 analysts covering Texas Instruments, 56% rate it a buy. On average, analysts polled by Bloomberg expect the stock to gain an average of 8.7% to $32.20 in the coming 12 months

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