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Investing in Semiconductor Stocks

Should you buy semiconductor stocks?

The performance of semiconductor stocks can be unpredictable. The semiconductor industry is complicated, with hundreds of steps involved in manufacturing the most advanced circuitry and dozens of players involved in producing the equipment used to make the semiconductor chips.

Even the most promising companies in the industry can be volatile, so investing in semiconductor stocks requires a willingness to accept a degree of uncertainty. Over the long term, though, as demand for semiconductor chips continues to edge up over time, investing in these building blocks of technology will likely continue to be profitable.

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Semiconductor stocks proved to be important drivers of the broader technology sector’s upside in 2018. Just look at the widely followed PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index, which is up 9.60% year-to-date. Investors looking to profit should consider semiconductor ETFs.

Shares of Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) have recently been buoyed by a spate of bullish analyst commentary, including a round of upward price target revisions.

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On the other hand, there are risks associated with semiconductor stocks and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). Late last year, Morgan Stanley waxed bearish on the semiconductor group:

“Memory markets have worsened in recent weeks. For DRAM [memory chip], demand is weakening, inventory and pricing pressures are building, and vendors are struggling to move bits,” according to Morgan Stanley. “In NAND [flash memory], there is just too much supply. Earnings risks are emerging from 3Q and our cautious view on memory is playing out.”

Semiconductor stocks and ETFs are also facing headwinds created by the U.S.- China trade war.

“The U.S. semiconductor industry will warn President Donald Trump’s administration that curbs on exports of chips and equipment to China could damage American jobs,” according to Nikkei Asian Review.

Of course, positive surprises are always possible and negative expectations are not etched in stone. But investors looking to make bullish chip bets can consider these seven semiconductor ETFs — instead of risking their money in individual chip stocks.

iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX)

Expense ratio: 0.47% per year, or $47 on a $10,000 investment.

One of the largest semiconductor ETFs, the iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:SOXX) targets the aforementioned PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index. This is a cap-weighted fund, meaning it tilts toward the largest semiconductor stocks.

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Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), NVIDIA and Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN) are the three largest holdings in SOXX, combining for over 26% of the fund’s roster. Fortunately for SOXX investors, this semiconductor ETF is not heavily allocated to Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU), a stock that has been absolutely drubbed in recent sessions.

The larger-cap weighting may help undercut some of the volatility in store for semiconductor ETFs and stocks if the U.S.-China trade war continues.

VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)

Expense ratio: 0.35% per year

In general, semiconductor ETFs are focused funds and the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:SMH) is even more focused than rival SOXX. This semiconductor ETF is home to 25 stocks, compared to 30 in SOXX.

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Like SOXX, SMH is somewhat top-heavy, but there are some differences among the semiconductor ETFs’ components.

The VanEck fund devotes a combined 24.47% of its weight to Taiwan Semiconductor (NYSE:TSM), Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) and NVIDIA.

SMH’s large allocations to semiconductor names like Intel and Taiwan Semiconductor put the fund front-and-center at demand trends for personal computers and related devices as well as mobile phones. SMH’s top 10 holdings, a group combining for over 58% of the fund’s weight, do not include Advanced Micro Devices.

SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD)

Expense ratio: 0.35% per year

The semiconductor ETFs mentioned above are cap-weighted funds, but the SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (NYSEARCA:XSD) is an equal-weight ETF, a strategy to consider for investors looking for exposure to mid- and small-cap semiconductor names.

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None of XSD’s 34 holdings exceed weights of 5.79%. Additionally, this semiconductor ETF featured Advanced Micro Devices as its largest holding, a trait not widely found among funds in this category.

Owing to the equal-weight methodology, XSD does not feature Intel nor Texas Instruments among its top 10 holdings, making this semiconductor ETF one to consider for investors looking to diversify away from some of the industry’s largest names.

Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF
Expense ratio: 0.61% per year

Keeping with the theme of semiconductor ETFs with non-cap-weighted methodologies, there is the Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF (NYSEARCA:PSI). PSI offers a truly smart beta approach to semiconductor stocks.

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The Dynamic Semiconductor Intellidex Index, PSI’s underlying benchmark, evaluates “companies based on a variety of investment merit criteria, including: price momentum, earnings momentum, quality, management action, and value,” according to Invesco.

PSI’s exposure to the quality and value factors, in particular, could be of use to investors at a time when analysts and market observers are concerned about the semiconductor industry’s outlook into year-end.

Additionally, semiconductor stocks are viewed as somewhat overvalued relative to broad equity benchmarks, so PSI’s value exposure could be a trait to embrace. Twenty-seven percent of the fund’s holdings are classified as value stocks.

PSI’s price-to-earnings ratio of 27.77 is above the comparable metric on SOXX.

First Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (FTXL)

Expense ratio: 0.60% per year

The First Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (NASDAQ:FTXL) is another smart beta approach to semiconductor ETFs, but with a different approach than the aforementioned PSI.

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FTXL turns two years old this month, making it the youngest semiconductor ETF highlighted here. The fund tracks the Nasdaq U.S. Smart Semiconductor Index. That index employs low volatility, growth and value factors in its stock selection process.

FTXL’s value trait focuses on cash flow-to-price, while its growth factor emphasizes price appreciation over four time-frames — ranging from three to 12 months. Even with its smart beta methodology, FTXL’s 28 holdings tilt toward the largest semiconductor stocks with Texas Instruments and Intel combining for 15.32% of the fund’s weight.

SPDR Kensho Intelligent Structures ETF (XKII)

Expense ratio: 0.46% per year

The SPDR Kensho Intelligent Structures ETF (NYSEARCA:XKII) is not a pure semiconductor ETF, but the fund does feature sizable exposure to chip stocks. Among the 14 industry groups represented in XKII, semiconductors is the second-largest at 12.11%.

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XKII components provide exposure to following next-generation investment themes: smart building infrastructure, smart power grids, intelligent transportation infrastructure and intelligent water infrastructure.

XKII’s underlying index “goes beyond well-known traditional Industrial firms by including companies involved in intelligent and connected home technologies, smart power grid technology, road sensors, traffic management infrastructure and smart water meters from other GICS sectors,” according to State Street Global Advisors (SsgA).

ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (ROBO)

Expense ratio: 0.95% per year

The ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (NASDAQ:ROBO), along with other robotics ETFs, feature some semiconductor exposure because chips are integral parts of many of the products tied to the booming artificial intelligence and robotics investment themes.

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Nearly half of ROBO’s 87 holdings are classified as technology stocks. That group includes companies with exposure to artificial intelligence, computer processing, actuation, sensing and integration. All of those endeavors require some use of semiconductors.

“Some investors still see robotics and AI as niche investments,” said ROBO Global. “But more and more, even the most risk-averse among them are realizing that it is a niche that demands a presence in every long-term portfolio. Why? Because the scope of robotics and AI is vast, and the massive impact it will have on every industry in every part of the world is now undeniable.”

As of this writing, Todd Shriber does not own any of the aforementioned securities.

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Semiconductor ETFs have been rallying this year and are hitting new peaks on several occasions. This is especially true as the pandemic has bolstered demand for chips in leaps and bounds, leading to the worst global shortage in many years.

Semiconductors have been the most important drivers of the overall growth in technology, given the use of chips in day-to-day life from cars, electronic gadgets to planes and weapons. The demand is likely to continue to trend higher given the increased digitization in various corners like healthcare, transport, financial systems, defense, agriculture and retail among others. The rapid adoption of cutting-edge technology like cloud, Internet of Things, autonomous cars, gaming, wearables, VR headsets, drones, virtual reality devices, artificial intelligence, cryptocurrencies, 5G and other advanced information technologies should continue to fuel growth.

The global semiconductor market is expected to grow 12.5% year over year to reach $522 billion in 2021, according to the International Data Corporation. Per the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), the worldwide semiconductor market is expected to surge 25% in 2021 following 6.8% growth in 2020. All major product categories will likely see increases with memory set to register the largest revenue growth of 37.1%, followed by 29.1% growth in the analog segment and 26.2% in logic (read: 4 Chip ETFs You Should Not Ignore).

Further, the semiconductor space has also been witnessing mergers and acquisitions, providing a boost to stock prices. Advanced Micro Devices AMD has agreed to buy field-programmable chipmaker Xilinx XLNX for $35 billion while Western Digital WDC is planning to merge with Japan’s Kioxia in a deal exceeding $20 billion. Nvidia NVDA is also in the process of acquiring UK-based chip designer Arm Ltd from Japan's SoftBank Group Corp for about $40 billion.

ETFs to Tap

Given the bullish trend, semiconductor ETFs are soaring this year. Below we have highlighted these in detail.  All these have a top Zacks ETF Rank #1 (Strong Buy):

iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF SOXX

This ETF follows the PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index and offers exposure to 30 U.S. companies that design, manufacture and distribute semiconductors. The fund has amassed $7.4 billion in its asset base and trades in a solid average volume of around 668,000 shares a day. It charges 43 bps in fees a year from its investors (read: Semiconductor ETF Hits New 52-Week High).

VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF SMH

This fund provides exposure to 25 securities by tracking the MVIS US Listed Semiconductor 25 Index. The product has managed assets worth $6 billion and charges 35 bps in annual fees and expenses. It is heavily traded with volume of around 3.1 million shares per day.

SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF XSD

This fund tracks the S&P Semiconductor Select Industry Index, holding 40 stocks in its portfolio. It has amassed $1.1 billion in its asset base while trades in an average daily volume of about 53,000 shares. It charges 35 bps in fees per year.

Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF PSI

This fund tracks the Dynamic Semiconductor Intellidex Index, holding 31 securities in its basket. It has AUM of $696.2 million and sees moderate average daily volume of 31,000 shares. The expense ratio is 0.57% (read: Chip Shortages: ETF Winners and Losers).

First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF FTXL

This fund offers exposure to the most-liquid U.S. semiconductor securities based on volatility, value and growth by tracking the Nasdaq US Smart Semiconductor Index. Holding 30 stocks in its basket, FTXL has accumulated $77.5 million in AUM. The average trading volume is light at around 7,000 shares and expense ratio is 0.60%.

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5 Best Semiconductor ETFs for 2022

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Semiconductors have never been more important — they’re the backbone to your favorite tech stock.

Let’s analyze the best five semiconductor ETFs on the market.

What are Semiconductor ETFs?

Semiconductor ETFs are exchange-traded funds thatinvest in companies involved in designing, manufacturing, or producing semiconductors.

Semiconductor ETFs provide narrow diversification across a historically volatile industry.

Investors bullish on the entire semiconductor industry may opt for a semiconductor ETF versus owning individual stocks in the space.

Best Semiconductor ETFs

#1. IShares Semiconductor ETF (SOXX)

  • TTM Returns: 45%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.43%
  • Assets Under Management: $7.36 billion

The IShares Semiconductor ETF (SOXX) provides targeted access to U.S. companies designing, manufacturing, and distributing semiconductors.

It is the largest semiconductor ETF by AUM and has a favorable expense ratio relative to other funds in this article.

Its top holdings are the core semiconductor stocks you’d expect, but it has a relatively small allocation to TSMC, the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer — just 3.7%.

We like the significant allocation to Nvidia (NVDA) in SOXX. It is the dominant player in the GPU space, and we expect it to power the future of the high-performance computing, data center, cloud, and gaming industries.

SOXX Top Holdings:

  • Nvidia (NVDA) 10.4%
  • Broadcom (AVGO) 8.0%
  • Intel (INTC) 7.1%
  • Qualcomm (QCOM) 5.7%
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) 5.2%

#2. VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)

  • TTM Returns: 48%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.35%
  • Assets Under Management: $6.00 billion

The VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH) invests in companies involved in semiconductor production and equipment.

The main difference between SMH and SOXX is their respective allocations to TSMC.

TSMC is the top holding in SMH with a 13.4% weighting compared to just 3.7% in SOXX.

The large allocation to a company with growing geopolitical risks might scare off investors.

However, TSMC is the epicenter of the semiconductor industry, so some investors might want their ETF to be weighted accordingly.

SMH also has a slightly lower expense ratio than SOXX, so it should be your choice if you’re bullish on TSMC.

SMH Top Holdings:

  • TSMC (TSM) 13.4%
  • Nvidia (NVDA) 10.9%
  • ASML Holdings (ASML) 6.7%
  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) 5.7%
  • Analog Devices (ADI) 5.6%

#3. Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X Shares (SOXL)

  • TTM Returns: $3.73 billion
  • Expense Ratio: 0.99%
  • Assets Under Management: $3.73 billion

The Direxion Daily Semiconductor Bull 3X Shares (SOXL) seeks 300% of the semiconductor industry’s daily investment results.

SOXL is a 3x leveraged ETF designed for single-day trading and should not be used for periods greater than a day.

This means that if the index that SOXL tracks increases 3% in a day, SOXL will be up 9% that given day. The math works the other way, too.

Direxion provides the inverse of this ETF as well: the Daily Semiconductor Bear 3X Shares ETF (SOXS).

This inverse fund is for traders that think the semiconductor industry is in for a bad day of trading and want to short it with leverage.

SOXL Top Holdings:

  • Nvidia (NVDA) 10.5%
  • Broadcom (AVGO) 7.8%
  • Intel (INTC) 7.0%
  • Qualcomm (QCOM) 5.5%
  • Texas Instruments 5.0%

#4. SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD)

  • TTM Returns: 55%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.35%
  • Assets Under Management: $1.10 billion

The SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD) tracks a modified equal-weighted index to provide unconcentrated industry exposure across large, mid, and small-cap stocks.

XSD’s equal-weighting structure is its differentiator. Gains in Nvidia and AMD will have similar effects as gains in small-cap, lesser-known semiconductor stocks.

Risk comes in all flavors, but small-caps are typically more volatile on the upside and downside than $100+ billion companies.

Another perspective would suggest that XSD is a great option for bullish investors in the semiconductor industry but believe Nvidia, AMD, Broadcom, and Qualcomm might be overvalued in the short term.

Investing in XSD gets their capital off the sidelines while mitigating their perceived risk of the high-flying names experiencing a painful pullback.

XSD Top Holdings:

  • Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) 2.83%
  • First Solar (FSLR) 2.78%
  • SunPower (SPWR) 2.76%
  • SiTime Corp (SITM) 2.76%
  • Xilinx (XLNX) 2.76%

#5. Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF (PSI)

  • TTM Returns: 56%
  • Expense Ratio: 0.63%
  • Assets Under Management: $674 million

The Invesco Dynamic Semiconductor ETF (PSI) invests in semiconductor companies based on investment criteria like price momentum, earnings momentum, quality, management action, and value.

The fund has similar holdings to SOXX and SMH, the first and second ETFs in this article, but is less concentrated in the industry-leading names.

PSI is the happy medium between the equal-weighted XSD and the highly concentrated SOXX and SMH.

It’s the smallest ETF in this article with $674 million AUM and commands a significantly higher expense ratio than the other funds that share its objective (essentially all but the Direxion SOXL day-trading vehicle).

PSI Top Holdings:

  • Nvidia (NVDA) 5.0%
  • Broadcom (AVGO) 5.0%
  • Lam Research (LRCX) 5.0%
  • KLA-Tencor (KLAC) 5.0%
  • Applied Material (AMAT) 4.9%

Advantages of Semiconductor ETFs

Individual semiconductor stocks are more volatile than your average stock due to their complex supply chain that consists of many bottlenecks, among other things.

Owning a semiconductor sector ETF spreads your risk and reward across the entire industry, which makes your portfolio more impervious to individual stocks free-falling.

Disadvantages of Semiconductor ETFs

Depending on your risk profile, there are also disadvantages to owning a semiconductor ETF.

There are going to be individual stocks within the fund that significantly outperform the ETF itself.

Greed and crystal-clear hindsight will have you kicking yourself for not buying into the individual names that carry the fund over a given duration, but there are tradeoffs to investing.

It’s up to you to decide which are more important or appropriate for your investing goals.

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Best Semiconductor ETF FAQs

What is the best Semiconductor ETF?

The best semiconductor ETFs are IShares Semiconductor ETF (SOXX), VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH), SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD), and Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF (PSI).

Is there an ETF for semiconductors?

Yes, there is an ETF for semiconductors called the IShares Semiconductor ETF (SOXX).

What is the best semiconductor stock to invest in?

The best semiconductor stocks to invest in are Nvidia (NVDA), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), TSMC (TSM), ASML Holdings (ASML), Broadcom (AVGO), Qualcomm (QCOM), and Apple (AAPL).

What ETF holds TSMC?

TSMC is one of the largest companies in the world and is held in hundreds of ETFs. It is a primary holding in the VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH), making up 13% of the fund.

Bottom Line: Best Semiconductor ETFs

Each of these semiconductor ETFs provides various types of exposure to an accelerating industry.

We think SOXX or SMH are your best options if you’re seeking sector-wide semi gains.

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be investment advice.

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ETF Battles: Finding the Best Semiconductor ETF

Semiconductors ETF List

This is a list of all Semiconductors ETFs traded in the USA which are currently tagged by ETF Database. Please note that the list may not contain newly issued ETFs. If you’re looking for a more simplified way to browse and compare ETFs, you may want to visit our ETF Database Categories, which categorize every ETF in a single “best fit” category.

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This page includes historical return information for all Semiconductors ETFs listed on U.S. exchanges that are currently tracked by ETF Database.

The table below includes fund flow data for all U.S. listed Semiconductors ETFs. Total fund flow is the capital inflow into an ETF minus the capital outflow from the ETF for a particular time period.

Fund Flows in millions of U.S. Dollars.

The following table includes expense data and other descriptive information for all Semiconductors ETFs listed on U.S. exchanges that are currently tracked by ETF Database. In addition to expense ratio and issuer information, this table displays platforms that offer commission-free trading for certain ETFs.

Clicking on any of the links in the table below will provide additional descriptive and quantitative information on Semiconductors ETFs.

The following table includes ESG Scores and other descriptive information for all Semiconductors ETFs listed on U.S. exchanges that are currently tracked by ETF Database. Easily browse and evaluate ETFs by visiting our ESG Investing themes section and find ETFs that map to various environmental, social, governance and morality themes.

This page includes historical dividend information for all Semiconductors ETFs listed on U.S. exchanges that are currently tracked by ETF Database. Note that certain ETPs may not make dividend payments, and as such some of the information below may not be meaningful.

The table below includes basic holdings data for all U.S. listed Semiconductors ETFs that are currently tagged by ETF Database. The table below includes the number of holdings for each ETF and the percentage of assets that the top ten assets make up, if applicable. For more detailed holdings information for any ETF, click on the link in the right column.

The following table includes certain tax information for all Semiconductors ETFs listed on U.S. exchanges that are currently tracked by ETF Database, including applicable short-term and long-term capital gains rates and the tax form on which gains or losses in each ETF will be reported.

This page contains certain technical information for all Semiconductors ETFs that are listed on U.S. exchanges and tracked by ETF Database. Note that the table below only includes limited technical indicators; click on the “View” link in the far right column for each ETF to see an expanded display of the product’s technicals.

This page provides links to various analysis for all Semiconductors ETFs that are listed on U.S. exchanges and tracked by ETF Database. The links in the table below will guide you to various analytical resources for the relevant ETF, including an X-ray of holdings, official fund fact sheet, or objective analyst report.

This page provides ETF Database Ratings for all Semiconductors ETFs that are listed on U.S. exchanges and tracked by ETF Database. The ETF Database Ratings are transparent, quant-based evaluations of ETFs relative to other products in the same ETF Database Category. As such, it should be noted that this page may include ETFs from multiple ETF Database Categories.


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Top 5 Semiconductor ETFs For 2021

The tech sector was once again a top performer in 2020. Semiconductor stocks were a big reason for that as the sector returned more than 50% this year.

Semiconductors proved to be an economically resilient sector in 2020. Despite disruptions related to the COVID pandemic, semiconductor sales were up more than 5% this year. They're also forecast to increase another 8% in 2021.

If the COVID vaccine does what we hope it will and it ushers in a global economic recovery, the tech sector (and semiconductors specifically) could be poised to lead the market again.

Here are 5 top semiconductor ETFs to consider in 2021.

iShares PHLX Semiconductor ETF (SOXX)

SOXX is easily the largest semiconductor-focused ETF and one of the most broadly diversified. It invests in companies engaged in the design, distribution, manufacture and sale of semiconductors.

The fund skews heavily towards large-cap stocks and gives larger allocations to companies with greater semiconductor industry exposure.

VanEck Vectors Semiconductor ETF (SMH)

SMH also focuses on large-cap stocks, but takes a more global approach to portfolio construction. It's only got about 75% of assets dedicated to U.S. stocks.

It's also one of the more concentrated portfolios. SMH holds only about 25 names at a time.

SPDR S&P Semiconductor ETF (XSD)

XSD can invest in large-, mid- and small-cap stocks, so it tends to have more of a small company skew than the other ETFs on this list.

Another unique characteristic is the fact that the portfolio is equal-weighted, something that none of the other funds on this list does.

Invesco Dynamic Semiconductors ETF (PSI)

PSI doesn't aim to provide a broad semiconductor stock portfolio. It tries to identify the best. It evaluates companies based on a variety of criteria, including price momentum, earnings momentum, quality, management action and value.

The fund is also fairly concentrated by investing in just 30 U.S. companies.

First Trust Nasdaq Semiconductor ETF (FTXL)

FTXL takes a similar approach by focus on quality. It targets the 30 most liquid stocks from the sector and then examines their 12-month price volatility, cash flow to price and recent growth rates.

The securities are then weighted according to their combined metric scores with top scores earning greater weights.

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