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What is the PHLX Semiconductor Sector?

PHLX Semiconductor Sector

The PHLX Semiconductor Sector is a Philadelphia Stock Exchange capitalised-weighted index. The companies listed on the index generally specialise in the sectors of the designing, distribution, manufacturing and sale of semiconductors.

Where have you heard about the PHLX Semiconductor Sector?

The PHLX Semiconductor Sector represents a number of high-profile semiconductor companies. These include Broadcom, Intel, Linear Technology, Marvell, Micron Technology, Sandisk, Skyworks Solutions and Texas instruments.

What you need to know about the PHLX Semiconductor Sector.

The PHLX Semiconductor Sector index was initiated in 1993 with an initial value of 200, before it was split two-for-one in 1995. In 1994, options commenced trading. The index offers both the option of investing in individual stocks and investing in an an exchange-traded fund (ETF). As of 2014, the index represented a total of 30 semiconductor companies on the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, which is the oldest stock exchange in the United States having founded in 1790.

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