There are a few companies that make up the core of Apple’s (AAPL) iPad touchscreen computer and they might be worth watching along with AAPL as we approach earnings season in April:
Texas Instruments (TXN) is up .14 cents today trading $32.79 TXN is a chip supplier for the iPad touchscreen. (Implied Volatility 27%)
Broadcom (BRCM) is up .53 cents today trading $35.69 is another chip supplier for iPad network connections. (Implied Volatility 31%)
Cirrus Logic (CRUS) is up .24 cents today trading $23.03 CRUS supplies chips for the iPad headphone amplifier. (Implied Volatility 42%)
Apple ( AAPL) is up $4.15 today trading $534.84 (Implied Volatility 26%)
(The above stock prices are as of 10am CST today)
The performance of Apple products and sales will certainly have an impact on its suppliers whose parts make up the core of those devices.