The Best Semiconductor Stocks to Buy

When considering the best semiconductor stocks, there's Nvidia and then there's everyone else. Here, we look at the mega-cap chipmaker and a few of its peers.

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Nvidia's (NVDA) blowout first-quarter earnings report solidified its leadership position among the best semiconductor stocks. In artificial intelligence (AI) chips, there is Nvidia and then there is everyone else. 

As the company blossoms, there are a host of others riding its coattails in related businesses. Here we look at some of the publicly traded firms in the AI ecosystem whose growth is predicated on Nvidia's growth as well as growth in the AI market in general. This makes them worthy of inclusion among Wall Street's best semiconductor stocks.  

The semiconductor market is highly nuanced and technical, and predicting whose technology may blossom – or wither – requires book-length treatment. So, a discourse on AI technology is not the goal here. Remember, I'm a financial guy, not a technologist.  

However, it is prudent to consider semiconductor companies in terms of their financial strength. Technology matters a great deal, but so too does the financial resources to keep up with Nvidia, or best it for that matter. 

With that in mind, here is a closer look at some of the best semiconductor stocks out there right now.  

Louis Navellier
Contributing Writer,