Next Billion-Dollar Wave: 3 Stocks at the Forefront of Tech’s Next Boom

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The semiconductor industry is the bedrock of most ongoing innovation in the technology space. Three powerhouse companies are at the forefront of the edgy tech stocks sector. Each frames its path towards AI, data centers and client computing dominance.

On the list, the first one has a groundbreaking Core Ultra, bringing a new era of AI-infused PCs. The second one has staggering growth in the data center and client segments with its EPYC CPUs and Ryzen processors. Finally, the third one’s solid rise is based on the surging demand for AI infrastructure.

These companies are bringing about a paradigm shift in the tech market. But it’s not just about cutting-edge hardware; strategic collaborations with industry giants propel their ascent. Let’s dive into the fundamentals behind these tech titans and their strategic maneuvers.

Intel (INTC)

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Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC) lead in AI is a vital differentiator that positions it for valuation growth. By leveraging its advanced technology and ecosystem partnerships, Intel is hitting the edge of AI and its adoption across various verticals and industries.

Intel’s Core Ultra suggests a considerable milestone in the AI PC era. The Core Ultra is designed to deliver superior AI performance and power efficiency to edge out competitors like Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA). The product enables rapid integration of AI capabilities into client computing devices. With dedicated acceleration capabilities across the CPU, GPU and Neural Processing Unit (NPU), the Core Ultra platform can easily run complex AI models and applications.

On the other hand, Intel’s AI accelerators, such as Gaudi 2, deliver price-performance leads against competing GPUs. With competitive training and inference performance per dollar, Intel’s AI accelerators may attract clients focusing on high-performance and cost-effective AI solutions for data-intensive workloads.

Furthermore, Intel’s focus on sequential innovation can be observed in the development of Gaudi 3. The product will deliver even greater performance, scalability and networking bandwidth. With 4x the processing power and double the networking bandwidth compared to previous generations, Gaudi 3 may derive further advancements in AI infrastructure and accelerate AI adoption rapidly. Hence, this may benefit Intel’s top-line drastically.

Finally, Intel’s OpenVINO software framework grew by 60% sequentially in Q4 2023. It is a vital component of its AI strategy. By targeting AI inferencing on the edge, PC and data center, OpenVINO is creating a moat for Intel. This platform allows developers to deploy AI models cost-effectively with low latency and real-time processing across computing environments. Therefore, this development led Intel to capture the growing demand for AI-inferencing solutions in edge computing.

AMD (AMD)

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AMD’s (NASDAQ:AMD) Data Center segment yielded solid growth, with extensively growing top-line, year-over-year (YoY), and sequential growth. In Q4 2023, Data Center segment revenue was boosted by 38% YoY and 43% sequentially. This growth was based on sales of the AMD Instinct GPU and the 4th generation AMD EPYC CPU. Fundamentally, the rapid YoY and sequential growth suggest huge demand and market adoption of AMD’s Data Center products. This suggests the company’s edge in this Data Center against competitors like Nvidia.

Additionally, AMD’s gaining server CPU revenue share is based on considerable double-digit percentage growth in 4th Gen EPYC processor revenue. This suggests the company’s capability to compete against its rivals in the server CPU market. Furthermore, there is a rapid adoption of EPYC CPUs by lead cloud providers like Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), Google (NASDAQ:GOOG), Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT), Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) and other large enterprises across verticals and sectors. Hence, this indicates AMD’s capability capture demand and progressively penetrate the target market.

On the other hand, AMD’s client segment also delivered solid top-line growth. Its revenue was boosted by 62% YoY in Q4. The growth was derived through sales of Ryzen 7000 Series CPUs. Moreover, collaboration with PC original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Acer (OTCPK:ACEYY), ASUS (OTCPK:ASUUY), HP (NYSE:HPQ), Lenovo (OTCPK:LNVGY) and MSI further solidified AMD’s lead in the client computing market. This led to a broader distribution and adoption of AMD’s Ryzen processors.

Finally, AMD’s roadmap for AI-enabled CPUs, including the next-gen Strix processors, may deliver considerable top-line growth based on higher AI performance. Thus, this reflects the company’s focus on capitalizing on upcoming market trends and, as a result, expanding valuations.

Super Micro (SMCI)

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Super Micro’s (NASDAQ:SMCI) top-line growth reflects its strong market edge based on innovative products and the execution of business strategies. The company has attained revenue of $3.66 billion in fiscal Q2 2024. This suggests a massive 103% YoY increase. The rapid growth results from market trends and Super Micro’s capability to capitalize on AI hype and related demand.

Additionally, robust market demand for its portfolio fueled Super Micro’s top-line growth. The company’s focus on developing edgy technologies, particularly in AI infrastructure and rack-scale IT solutions, targets the market demand for high-performance, scalable and energy-efficient solutions. Fundamentally, the increasing adoption of AI across various verticals drives demand for specialized hardware optimized for deep learning, inferencing and other AI workloads.

Super Micro’s AI rack-scale solutions based on technologies such as the Nvidia HGX-H100 capture this growing demand. As a result, it is positioning the company as a lead partner for AI infrastructure deployments. In short, Super Micro’s capability to attract new clients while retaining existing ones led to record-breaking revenue, breaching annual revenue for the entire fiscal year 2023.

On the other side, Super Micro’s collaborations with leading industry and ecosystem partners are at the core of its top-line growth strategy. Strategic partnerships with tech giants like Nvidia, AMD and Intel enabled the company to leverage these companies’ expertise, resources and product portfolios to deliver solutions that capture AI infrastructure demand.

Overall, by aligning its product roadmap with industry trends, Super Micro is already ahead of the curve. Hence, its ecosystem-centric approach solidifies Super Micro’s revenue growth momentum and valuations.

As of this writing, Yiannis Zourmpanos held a long position in INTC. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

Yiannis Zourmpanos is the founder of Yiazou Capital Research, a stock-market research platform designed to elevate the due diligence process through in-depth business analysis.

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