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Microsoft Beat its Kinect Sales Forecast by a Wide Margin in 2010
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2/28/2011   (1) comment
With help from heavy marketing investment, differentiated technology and a willing user base, Microsoft Corp. outperformed its cheaper rival, Sony's PlayStation Move
iSuppli: Xoom Sports Fast Processor, Advanced Touch Screen Controller
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2/25/2011   (3) comments
While the Apple iPad incorporated a single-core ARM processor, the Motorola Xoom ups the ante with a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 solution
PC Microprocessor Unit Shipments Flat in Q4 2010
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2/24/2011   Post a comment
Results for the year 2010 show shift to mobile PC processors continuing
What's the Fastest Growing Semiconductor MOS Logic Market?
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2/23/2011   (3) comments
Special Purpose Logic is now by far the largest MOS Logic device category
Was 2010 the Last Hurrah for NOR Flash?
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2/23/2011   (4) comments
NOR revenue in 2011 is projected to amount to $4.8 billion, down from $5.1 billion last year
LED Backlighting Drives Growth for DTV Semiconductors in 2011
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2/22/2011   (1) comment
The global digital TV (DTV) semiconductor market is expected to expand by a robust 16.5 percent in 2011
WLAN Chipset Market to Double in 2011 Courtesy of Wi-Fi
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2/18/2011   Post a comment
Shipments of WLAN chipsets, mainly Wi-Fi compatible devices, are projected to reach 738.9 million units this year
Asian Electronics Giants Aim for Big Slice of PV Pie
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2/17/2011   (3) comments
Asian electronics giants such as Samsung and LG continue to enter the growing PV market
Inventory Spike to Hit Solar Supply Chain in Q1
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2/16/2011   (1) comment
Inventories throughout the solar industry are expected to surge in the first quarter because of a temporary dip in demand
Apple Maintains Dominance of Mobile Application Store Market in 2010
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2/15/2011   (2) comments
The Apple App Store in 2010 generated $1.8 billion in revenue, giving it 82.7 percent share of the total market
Nokia/Microsoft Alliance Carries Downside for Cell Phone Giant
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2/15/2011   Post a comment
Nokia’s Intel relationship, which centers of the MeeGo operating system, has taken a serious beating with the Microsoft agreement
Mobile DRAM Market Surges in 2011
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2/11/2011   (2) comments
2011 mobile DRAM shipments are projected to reach 2.9 billion gigabits (Gb), up from 1.7 billion Gb in 2010
Teardown: New iPhone Carries $171.35 Bill of Materials
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2/10/2011   (5) comments
The new CDMA version of the iPhone 4 carried by Verizon Wireless includes significant changes in its design and component selection
IC Foundry Suppliers Heading for Record Capex Spending in 2011
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2/8/2011   Post a comment
A surge in capital spending plans among some of the largest foundries in 2011 may result in overcapacity by the end of next year
Annual RF4CE IC Shipments to Top 250 Million in 2015
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2/8/2011   Post a comment
This growth will be driven by a strong transition in remote controls from infra-red (IR) to radio-frequency (RF)
Home Automation Goes Mainstream with Wireless Sensors
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2/8/2011   (2) comments
Worldwide shipments of IEEE 802.15.4 wireless sensor network chipsets into the home could exceed 242 million a year by 2015
STMicro; TriQuint Capitalize on iPhone 4 and iPad MEMS Design Wins
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2/8/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics and TriQuint in 2010 achieved industry-leading growth in the global market for microelectromechanical systems
Global Tablet Shipments to Rise by Factor of 12 by 2015
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2/7/2011   Post a comment
The expansion of the tablet market from 2010 to 2015 will be driven by three successive waves of growth

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