It's been a nostalgia-inspiring handful of months for chipmaker stocks.

The iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) reached a new 52-week high early in the session Tuesday, March 13, to trade hands for as much as $198.84 after the market open. That's the highest the ETF has gotten since March 2000 - a full 18 years ago.

The impressive gains in the chip space appear to show that the sector has largely shaken off news that Action Alerts Plus holding Broadcom Ltd. (AVGO) will be blocked from taking over Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) . President Donald Trump late Monday halted the deal, citing national security concerns.

Trump said he had "credible evidence" that the $117 billion takeover bid would negatively impact security operations for the U.S., ordering both Broadcom and Qualcomm to "immediately and permanently abandon the proposed takeover."

While Qualcomm stock slumped 5% Tuesday, Broadcom shares weren't as heavily weighed upon. TheStreet's Chris Nolter has all you need to know about what Trump's decision means to tech M&A here.

The semiconductor ETF houses 30 chip-maker stocks, which have rocketed in recent weeks. 

As you can see, the gains in the SOXX have been meteoric...

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Here are some of the biggest and baddest performers in the chip space right now.

Micron Technology Inc. (MU) has been among the biggest winners from the recent rally in chip stocks, especially in the last six months. Micron's stock in November reached levels not seen since October 2000. In the last year, shares have surged 130%. Micron's stock snagged an intra-day high of $61.17 on Monday, March 12. 

In short, wow...

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Intel Corp. (INTC) shares are higher more than 46% in the last 12 months. In the last month alone, the stock has rocketed higher about 16% even as the broader market stumbled amid a February market selloff that saw the tech-heavy Nasdaq earn only 7%.

Investors have clearly forgotten about Intel's chip security issue...

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Nvidia Corp. (NVDA) is the Semiconductor ETF's biggest holding at 9.01% as of March 9. Over the last year, Nvidia's stock has climbed about 142%. Nvidia's stock on Monday, March 12, reached a record high close of $249.76, another record in a string of new highs. Before Monday, Nvidia scored its most recent high on Feb. 20.

Nvidia is a home-run position in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts Plus...

Source: Yahoo Finance
Source: Yahoo Finance

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