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Apple Leads Smartphone Sales in Q4; Samsung Tops in 2011
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1/27/2011   Post a comment
Apple in the fourth quarter of 2011 shipped 37 million smartphones worldwide, up 117 percent from 17 million in the second quarter
Move to Digital Power Supplies Spurs Component Demand
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1/26/2011   (1) comment
Digital power supplies will account for less than 10% of the market in 2015, but their components will be worth $1 billion
MEMS Market Enters New Growth Cycle as iPhone 4 Spurs Demand
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1/26/2011   (2) comments
Following two years of decline, the MEMS market enjoyed a strong 2010, with revenue rising by 18.3 percent compared to 2009
Consumer Market Boosted by Connected Home in 2011
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1/25/2011   (2) comments
Shipments of consumer electronics will climb 2.6 percent in 2010, driven partly by products that play a role in the connected home
Military Spending and GaN Adoption Driving RF Power Markets
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1/25/2011   Post a comment
Although spending on RF power semiconductors in the wireless infrastructure has stagnated, other markets are seeing growth
Electronics Contract Manufacturing Market Growth Slows in 2011
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1/24/2011   (1) comment
Revenue will continue to rise at annual rates between 9 percent and 7 percent, reaching $472.3 billion in 2014
And Then There Were Three: Chip Foundry Ranks Dwindle
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1/21/2011   Post a comment
The enormous cost of advanced semiconductor process technology is whittling down the ranks of leading-edge foundries, says IHS iSuppli
Two Out of Three Large-Sized LCDs to Use LED Backlights in 2011
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1/20/2011   (3) comments
For notebook and netbook panels, LED backlight adoption will rise to 100 percent in 2011, up from 91 percent in 2010
NAND Market Maintains Growth Streak in 2011 as Tablet Sales Soar
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1/20/2011   Post a comment
NAND flash revenue this year will reach $22.0 billion, up 18 percent from $18.7 billion in 2010
DRAM Market Set for Double-Digit Decline This Year
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1/14/2011   (3) comments
Worldwide DRAM revenue in 2011 is forecast to decline to $35.5 billion, down 11.8 percent from $40.3 billion in 2010
Tablet Gold Rush Strains Display Industry in 2011
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1/13/2011   (2) comments
Global tablet shipments are expected to more than triple in 2011, rising to 57.6 million units, up from 17.1 million in 2010
Global and China LED Industry Poised for Growth
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1/12/2011   Post a comment
The annual compound growth rate of the global LED market will be more than 20 percent in 2011-2015
Global EMS Market to Reach $231.4 Billion by 2015
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1/12/2011   Post a comment
The global EMS market is projected to reach $231.4 billion by 2015, driven by the rapid increase in ownership of electronics goods
Addition of Verizon Could Boost iPhone Shipments in 2011
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1/12/2011   (1) comment
iSuppli forecasts Apple will ship 12.1 million CDMA iPhones through Verizon and other global CDMA wireless carriers in 2011
ABI Research: Lower Costs Mean More Intelligence in Cars
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1/6/2011   (2) comments
Adaptive cruise control (ACC) has been an option on high-end luxury vehicles, but will become available on mid-size and family vehicles
DRAM Pricing Collapse Continues in December
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1/4/2011   Post a comment
As of Dec. 10, the contract price for a 2-gigabyte (GB) Double Data Rate 3 (DDR3) DRAM module stood at $21 -- down 50 percent from June

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