10 Best Tech Stocks For 2014

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool’s free investing community, small-cap biotech Repligen (NASDAQ: RGEN  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at Repligen and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Repligen facts

Headquarters (founded)

Waltham, Mass. (1981)

Market Cap

$240.2 million

Industry

Biotechnology

10 Best Tech Stocks For 2014: Tata Communications Limited(TCL)

Tata Communications Limited provides integrated communications services worldwide. Its Global Voice Solutions segment offers international and domestic long distance voice solutions to mobile operators, broadband operators, Web portals, and carrier customers. The solutions include voice termination, international long distance inbound, universal international free phone, managed calling card, audiotext, ISDN, national long distance, and operator-assisted call services. This segment operates a network of approximately 41,000 route kilometers for domestic long distance services in India; and international networks with coverage in approximately 200 countries and territories. The company?s Global Data and Managed Services segment provides enterprise data solutions, such as international private leased circuits (PLC), national PLC, Internet leased line circuits, Internet access, frame relay, asynchronous transfer mode, data center infrastructure and application, virtual priva te network, television uplinking, transponder lease, hosted contacted center, MVOIP and IP voice connect, business messaging and collaboration, business audio and Web conferencing, managed security, telepresence virtual meeting room, media management platform, global video network, and Ethernet services. This segment?s carrier data services comprise global transmission, IP transit, managed node, and content delivery network services; and mobility services consist of wireless global and managed roaming, signaling connection control part, intelligent CAMEL eXchange, short messaging service hub enablement, and signaling monitoring, alarming, and reporting tool. Its Other segment offers net access using Wi-Fi, Internet telephony, broadband, and content services. The company was formerly known as Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited and changed its name to Tata Communications Limited in 2008. Tata Communications Limited was founded in 1986 and is based in Mumbai, India.

10 Best Tech Stocks For 2014: Spirent Plc(SPT.L)

Spirent Communications plc operates as a communications technology company in Europe, the Asia Pacific, the Americas, and Africa. It operates in three segments: Performance Analysis, Service Assurance, and Systems. The Performance Analysis segment provides solutions that test current and next-generation communications technologies in the lab. It develops test solutions for the engineers in the communications industry that allow them to evaluate the performance of the latest technologies, infrastructure, and applications to be deployed worldwide. This segment also offers tools for service technicians and field test engineers to enhance network quality and make troubleshooting of live networks. In addition, it allows network equipment and mobile device manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and government entities to test and benchmark the performance of their networks, network elements, mobile devices, and services; and delivers solutions, which address high speed E thernet, data center, cloud computing, virtualization, IMS, IPTV, location based services, multi-GNSS satellite technologies, 3G and 4G/LTE wireless, and other technologies. The Service Assurance segment provides network monitoring and field test solutions for live networks. This segment allows service providers to diagnose, troubleshoot, and determine how to resolve issues with networks and systems within the live network. The Systems segment supplies electronic control systems for electrically powered vehicles in the medical mobility and industrial markets. These include vehicles, such as powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters, as well as industrial vehicles, including floor cleaning equipment, fork-lift trucks, aerial access platforms, and golf carts. Spirent Communications plc was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in Crawley, the United Kingdom.

10 Best Stocks To Own For 2014: Actions Semiconductor Co. Ltd.(ACTS)

Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. operates as a semiconductor company in the People?s Republic of China. The company designs, develops, and markets integrated platform solutions, including system-on-a-chips (SoCs), firmware, software development tools, and reference designs for the manufacturers of portable media players. Its SoCs are integrated circuits that incorporate digital signal processor, a micro controller unit, embedded memory, codec, a power management unit, and other components. The company?s SoCs products also comprise on-chip memory, controllers for color liquid crystal display, and analog components, including digital-to-analog converters, phase lock loops, and USB transceivers. Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd.?s solution development kits include the embedded firmware code, software tools, and documentation to utilize its SoCs in portable media players. The company?s firmware utilizes an embedded structure design with interface that allows customers to pick and choose functionalities and add new device drivers. Its manufacturing software tools also allow its customers in the mass production of products based on its turnkey process. The company?s reference designs consist of detailed specifications of other required components and references, which allow customers to assemble a portable media player. Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. also offers semiconductor product testing services. The company sells its integrated platform solutions directly, as well as through distributors to portable media player manufacturers, brand owners, and value-added distributors in China and internationally. Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Zhuhai, the People?s Republic of China.

10 Best Tech Stocks For 2014: Globalstar Inc.(GSAT)

Globalstar, Inc. provides mobile voice and data communications services through satellite worldwide. The company offers various communications services, including fixed voice and data satellite communications services; and satellite data modem services for asset-tracking applications, which enables customers to control directly their remote assets and perform complicated monitoring activities. It also offers duplex two-way transmission products comprising GSP-1720 satellite voice and data modem boards, which enable resellers to integrate the satellite modem processing with the specific application; SPOT satellite GPS messenger for tracing geographically, or mapping the location of individuals or equipment; and SPOT satellite communicators. In addition, Globalstar, Inc. provides SPOT HUG, a device for monitoring of a boat’s location, status of the operations, engine, pumps, hatch, and door status, as well as valuables onboard; SPOT Connect, a one-way messaging device that s ends messages through the company?s satellite network from smartphone or other smart devices, such as tablets; and simplex one-way transmission products. The company sells its products primarily to government; public safety and disaster relief; recreation and personal; oil and gas; maritime and fishing; natural resources, mining, and forestry; construction; utilities; and transportation markets. Globalstar, Inc. distributes its products through independent agents, dealers, and resellers, as well as independent gateway operators. It operates approximately 34 in-orbit satellites and 25 ground stations. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Covington, Louisiana.

10 Best Tech Stocks For 2014: iSoftStone Holdings Limited(ISS)

iSoftStone Holdings Limited provides various information technology (IT) services and solutions in the Greater China and internationally. It offers an integrated suite of IT services and solutions, including consulting and solution services, IT services, and business process outsourcing (BPO) services. The company provides a range of consulting services for an overall engagement or discrete consulting services in conjunction with other services. It also develops industry-specific solutions, including treasury management, cash management, property and casualty insurance core, financial holding company business analysis, trust company core, and banking risk management solutions for banking, financial services, and insurance industries; supply chain management, enterprise information portals, business intelligence, business process integration, and management and e-commerce solutions for energy, transportation, and public sectors; mobile and embedded technology, next generati on platforms, business intelligence functionality, and network security products for the communications industry. In addition, the company offers various IT services consisting of application development and maintenance, research and development, and infrastructure and software services. Further, it provides a range of BPO services, such as securities trade processing services for the investment banking industry; digitization and archiving of policyholder information, as well as account processing and customer service for insurance industry; and cross-industry BPO services comprising finance and accounting, customer care, and human resources. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Beijing, the People?s Republic of China.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lowell]

    iSoftStone Holdings Limited Ame is an IT service provider operating an integrated service delivery platform for IT services and solutions in the Peoples’ Republic of China. Isoftstone Holdings Ltd. has a market cap of $779.58 million; its shares were traded at around $15.38 with and P/S ratio of 3.96.

    Soros bought 510,345 shares of iSoftStone Holdings Ltd. in the first quarter of 2011, at an average share price of $19.28. The stock price has declined 12.38% year to date.

    The company operates a suite of IT services and solutions, including: IT services, which primarily includes application development and maintenance (ADM), as well as R&D services and infrastructure and software services; consulting and solutions; and business process outsourcing (BPO) services.

    iSoftStone’s first quarter 2011 revenues of $20.5 million, increased from $13.8 million in the same quarter 2010. Net income increased to $5.2 million from $788,000 in the same quarter 2010. The company’s operating expenses grew 30% from the first quarter 2010 due to in large part to a continuing investing in management capacity, sales force and marketing efforts to support top-line growth and research and development activities. Net revenues in each of its global markets, which comprise almost 45% of its business, increased as well. iSoftStone is affected by seasonal trends and its first quarter results are typically lower than other quarters.

    iSoftStone will be expanding into the public sector for the first time through a multi-million-dollar project they won in the first quarter. “We believe the contract gives us great entry point to grow our presence in the public sector,” the company said in a statement.

10 Best Tech Stocks For 2014: Planar Systems Inc.(PLNR)

Planar Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in developing, manufacturing, and marketing electronic display products and systems. The company provides customized, embedded, and ruggedized displays to original equipment manufacturers and other system suppliers; and active-matrix liquid crystal display panels for use in various applications and industries, including instrumentation, medical equipment, vehicle dashboards, indoor and outdoor digital signage, and military applications. It also offers liquid crystal display (LCD) video walls and rear-projection cube video walls for use in venue digital signage, as well as in various control room installations under the Clarity brand name. In addition, the company provides LCD based displays, including desktop monitors, touch displays, widescreen monitors, and front-projection equipment to the information technology market. Further, it offers home theater front-projection video systems, video processing equipment , large-format thin video displays, ?window wall? video applications, and accessories primarily to custom home installation dealers under the Runco brand name. Planar Systems, Inc. operates in the United States, the United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, Italy, France, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, India, Taiwan, and China. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon.

10 Best Tech Stocks For 2014: USA Mobility Inc.(USMO)

USA Mobility, Inc. provides wireless communications solutions to the healthcare, government, enterprise, and emergency response sectors in the United States. The company provides one-way and two-way messaging services. One-way messaging consists of numeric and alphanumeric messaging services. The numeric messaging services enable subscribers to receive messages that are composed entirely of numbers, such as a phone number. The alphanumeric messages may include numbers and letters which enable subscribers to receive text messages. Its two-way messaging services enable subscribers to send and receive messages to and from other wireless messaging devices, including pagers, personal digital assistants and personal computers. USA Mobility also offers voice mail, personalized greeting, message storage and retrieval, and equipment loss and/or maintenance protection to its one-way and two-way messaging subscribers. In addition, the company provides mobile voice and data services t hrough third party providers, which include BlackBerry devices and global positioning system location applications. Further, it offers machine to machine telemetry solutions for various applications that include asset tracking, utility meter reading, and other remote device monitoring applications. USA Mobility serves businesses, professionals, management personnel, medical personnel, field sales personnel and service forces, members of the construction industry and construction trades, real estate brokers and developers, sales and service organizations, specialty trade organizations, manufacturing organizations, and government agencies. The company is based in Springfield, Virginia.

10 Best Tech Stocks For 2014: TranSwitch Corporation(TXCC)

Transwitch Corporation designs, develops, and supplies semiconductor and intellectual property solutions for voice, data, and video communications equipment. The company provides integrated multi-core network processor system-on-a-chip (SoC) and software solutions for fixed, 3G and 4G mobile, VoIP, and multimedia infrastructures. It offers converged network infrastructure products, including infrastructure VoIP processors comprising Entropia series of processors for wire-line and wireless carrier equipment; EoS/EoPDH mappers and framers for formats and data speeds in the access portion of the network; tributary switches that enable traffic to be switched or re-arranged; and carrier Ethernet solutions consisting of Ethernet controllers and switches, as well as circuit emulation and clock recovery devices. The company also provides FTTx protocol processors, such as mustang, a system-on-chip solution for EPON optical network unit equipment; COLT processor, a system-on-chip so lution for the optical line terminator equipment; and Diplomat-ONT product, an integrated SoC solution for GPON ONU applications, as well as access VoIP processors and access controllers. In addition, it offers broadband customer premises equipment, including multi-service communications processors comprising Atlanta processor, a multi-service SoC for customer premises equipment that supports toll-quality telephone voice, fax, and routing functionality; and HDMI, displayport, HDP, and Ethernet IP cores for consumer electronics, home network equipment, and industrial and automotive applications. The company serves public network systems OEMs, WAN and LAN equipment OEMs, Internet-oriented OEMs, and communications test and performance measurement equipment OEMs, as well as government, university, and private laboratories. It sells its products through direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered i n Shelton, Connecticut.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Michael Brush]

    If you find yourself craving more high-definition video on your smartphone or tablet computer or if you’ve been checking out 3D televisions — the next big trend — you already know why TranSwitch (TXCC) stock should be a winner over the next few years.

    Once a techmania darling, trading at more than $500 a share, TranSwitch crashed and burned along with so many other Internet stocks. It has been all but left for dead since. Wall Street analysts are predicting the stock will actually have fallen to $2 a year from now, from recent levels of around $2.60, according to Thomson Reuters.

    What they’re missing is that TranSwitch has revamped its chip offerings so they support high-definition video connections in TVs, PC and game monitors, smartphones, tablets and video cameras. This exposes the company to some big consumer trends. Another new product line supports gear that connects homes, offices and smartphones to the Internet.

    Those analysts and other investors don’t put much faith in these new products. So why should you? Because the right kinds of insiders have been accumulating stock. Many of the new products are scheduled to hit the market over the next three months and generate meaningful sales by the fourth quarter. So now is the time to buy.

    Of course, we don’t know for sure that TranSwitch’s new products will catch on. But behind the scenes, they’ve been licensed by the likes of Intel (INTC), International Business Machines (IBM), Texas Instruments (TXN) and Analog Devices (ADI), Ted Chung, the TranSwitch vice president of global business development, tells me. That suggests TranSwitch may work its way into the Apple (AAPL) iGadget ecosystem, says Northland Capital Markets analyst Richard Shannon. That would be a game-changer for tiny TranSwitch, but the markets for its new products are so big that it probably can win even without such an advantage

  • [By Michael Brush]

    If you find yourself craving more high-definition video on your smartphone or tablet computer or if you’ve been checking out 3D televisions — the next big trend — you already know why TranSwitch (TXCC) stock should be a winner over the next few years.

    Once a techmania darling, trading at more than $500 a share, TranSwitch crashed and burned along with so many other Internet stocks. It has been all but left for dead since. Wall Street analysts are predicting the stock will actually have fallen to $2 a year from now, from recent levels of around $2.60, according to Thomson Reuters.

    What they’re missing is that TranSwitch has revamped its chip offerings so they support high-definition video connections in TVs, PC and game monitors, smartphones, tablets and video cameras. This exposes the company to some big consumer trends. Another new product line supports gear that connects homes, offices and smartphones to the Internet.

    Those analysts and other investors don’t put much faith in these new products. So why should you? Because the right kinds of insiders have been accumulating stock. Many of the new products are scheduled to hit the market over the next three months and generate meaningful sales by the fourth quarter. So now is the time to buy.

    Of course, we don’t know for sure that TranSwitch’s new products will catch on. But behind the scenes, they’ve been licensed by the likes of Intel (INTC), International Business Machines (IBM), Texas Instruments (TXN) and Analog Devices (ADI),  Ted Chung, the TranSwitch vice president of global business development, tells me. That suggests TranSwitch may work its way into the Apple (AAPL) iGadget ecosystem, says Northland Capital Markets analyst Richard Shannon. That would be a game-changer for tiny TranSwitch, but the markets for its new products are so big that it probably can win even without such an advantage.&nb sp;

10 Best Tech Stocks For 2014: LightPath Technologies Inc.(LPTH)

LightPath Technologies, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and distribution of optical components and assemblies in the United States and internationally. It offers precision molded glass aspheric optics, precision molded infrared molder optics, isolators, proprietary fiber-optic collimators, GRADIUM glass lenses, and other optical materials used to produce products that manipulate light. The company?s products are used for various applications in industries comprising defense products, medical devices, laser aided industrial tools, automotive safety applications, barcode scanners, optical data storage, hybrid fiber coax datacom, telecom, machine vision, and sensors. It sells its products through direct sales force, distributors and channel partners, catalog distributors, and own catalog and Internet site. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.

10 Best Tech Stocks For 2014: Intrinsyc Softward Intl Inc (ICS.TO)

Intrinsyc Software International, Inc., a mobile and embedded wireless solutions company, provides proprietary software products, hardware development kits and platforms, and engineering design and development services for the mobile handheld products market. The company offers development software solutions include RapidRIL, a radio interface layer product to accelerate the development of mobile devices and other wirelessly connected devices; Destinator, a mobile global positioning system navigation software for personal navigation devices and wireless handsets; iDevice manager that provides software update capability to devices, such as consumer electronics, industrial handhelds, and embedded controllers; J-Integra to offer solutions for connecting Java directly to .NET, COM, and Exchange objects; and ToBe Gateway Server for delivering content services based on location. It also provides development hardware solutions comprising production ready platforms backed with sof tware engineering; Cerfboard platforms, which are base kits for handheld and embedded designs; iQ M2M development kit for hardware and software development, evaluation, and test; and Freescale reference designs. In addition, the company provides various services in the areas of hardware design, silicon hardware platforms, driver and board support packages, power management, telephony, application development, quality assurance and testing, program management, and training and support. It serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, mobile application stores, software and silicon providers, and mobile network operators primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The company was formerly known as Intrinsyc Software, Inc. and changed its name to Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. in May 2003. Intrinsyc Software International, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

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