Leading Tech Analyst Issues Updated Outlooks on Oracle, Acme Packet, Dell, Mellanox Technologies and EZchip Semiconductor

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PRINCETON, N.J.,  Feb. 6, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Next Inning Technology Research
(http://www.nextinning.com), an online investment newsletter focused on
technology stocks, has published updated outlooks on Oracle (Nasdaq: ORCL), Acme
Packet (Nasdaq: APKT), Dell (Nasdaq: DELL), Mellanox Technologies (Nasdaq: MLNX)
and EZchip Semiconductor (Nasdaq: EZCH).

After a series of reports that nailed the market's high and low points in 2012,
Editor  Paul McWilliams  has published his outlook for 2013. His new State of
Tech report covers 72 technology stocks and outlines which stocks investors will
want to own and which they should avoid. The report also dives deep into a
number of exciting, emerging tech trends, well ahead of the Wall Street curve.  

This report is a must read for investors and analysts focusing on technology in
2013. Trial subscribers will receive the 126-page report, which includes 35
detailed tables and graphs, for free, no strings attached. Trial subscribers
will also receive McWilliams' earnings previews, offering in-depth coverage
ahead of key earnings reports for dozens of tech stocks.

McWilliams spent a decades-long career in the technology industry and has earned
a reputation for his skill in communicating complex technology trends to
individual investors and professional analysts alike. His reports have won over
readers with their ability to unravel the complexities of the industry and, more
importantly, identify which companies are likely to be the winners and losers as
technology trends change.  To this point, no one has been more accurate than
McWilliams when it comes to Apple.

Nearly a decade ago, McWilliams advised Next Inning readers that Apple was
positioned to win big when it was trading for less than  $10  per share (split
adjusted).  However, as Apple was hitting record highs in 2012, he advised Next
Inning readers to sell.  What led McWilliams to predict Apple's decline late in
2012 and what does he now predict for the stock in 2013?  In recent reports,
McWilliams also offers critical insight into Apple's recent weakness and adds
valuable commentary on the roles of key suppliers.

To get ahead of the Wall Street curve and receive Next Inning's in depth
earnings previews for free, as well as McWilliams' year-end State or Tech
report, you are invited to take a free, 21-day, no obligation trial with Next
Inning.  For full details on this offer, please visit the following link:

https://www.nextinning.com/subscribe/index.php?refer=prn1528

Topics discussed in the latest reports include:

-- Acme Packet: In a  December 2011  report, McWilliams presented a hedge play
involving Acme Packet that has yielded 30% following Oracle's announced plan to
buy Acme at  $29.25  a share. With Acme currently trading above Oracle's buyout
price, does McWilliams see a better offer for Acme materializing? What large
tech firms might consider topping Oracle's offer? Should Acme investors hold on
to see what develops or take their profits now?

-- Oracle:  On the surface, it appears Oracle is paying a fairly rich price for
Acme Packet, but as McWilliams reveals in his more careful analysis, the price
is really not all that rich.  What do investors need to consider here before
drawing conclusions on Acme's full valuation. Many pundits are wondering why
Oracle appears to be moving into the telecom market where Acme Packet is a
leader in the technology known as "Session Boarder Control" (SBC).  Is this the
right way to look at this deal or is there more to the story that the pundits
are overlooking?  Why might this acquisition and Oracle's top-down strategy
suggest there is a strategic upside opportunity for Israeli semiconductor
company, EZchip at Oracle?

-- Mellanox: With Oracle already owning a stake in Mellanox, might Mellanox be
Oracle's next acquisition target? What three factors go into the analysis when
looking at the possibility of this deal?

-- Dell: Following Dell's quarterly report last November, McWilliams encouraged
Next Inning readers to buy shares in the company at the then current price of 
$8.86.  Based on his analysis, McWilliams projected then that Dell was worth 
$14.75  per share or a 66% upside to the suggested buy price.  With most pundits
still stuck on the concept that Dell is a PC company that is losing market
share, what is it that McWilliams saw last November that led him to make this
projection?  Why does he hold fast to his opinion the buyout team headed by
founder,  Michael Dell  should pony up at least his projected  $14.75  to take
the company private?  What two fundamental factors does McWilliams point to when
making these claims?

-- EZchip:  Should investors be concerned about EZchip's growth prospects ahead
of its earnings report later this month? Should investors consider picking up
shares at current prices? What needs to happen in order for EZchip shares to
return to last year's highs?

Founded in  September 2002, Next Inning's model portfolio has returned 245%
since its inception versus 67% for the S&P 500.

About Next Inning:  
Next Inning is a subscription-based investment newsletter that provides regular
coverage on more than 150 technology and semiconductor stocks.  Subscribers
receive intra-day analysis, commentary and recommendations, as well as access to
monthly semiconductor sales analysis, regular Special Reports, and the Next
Inning model portfolio. Editor  Paul McWilliams  is a 30+ year semiconductor
industry veteran.

NOTE: This release was published by Indie Research Advisors, LLC, a registered
investment advisor with CRD #131926.  Interested parties may visit
adviserinfo.sec.gov for additional information.  Past performance does not
guarantee future results. Investors should always research companies and
securities before making any investments. Nothing herein should be construed as
an offer or solicitation to buy or sell any security.  

CONTACT:  Marcia Martin, Next Inning Technology Research, +1-888-278-5515  

SOURCE  Indie Research Advisors, LLC

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