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Posts posted in March 2011
North Africa Mobile Market Continues to Grow Despite Strife
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3/29/2011   (5) comments
Mobile subscriptions will continue to grow at an average rate of 3.5 percent per year through 2015
Nintendo 3DS Carries $100.71 Bill of Materials
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3/29/2011   (1) comment
When the $2.54 manufacturing cost of the 3DS is added in, the total cost to produce the portable gaming system rises to $103.25
Fourth Quarter 2010 Microprocessor Share Data
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3/25/2011   (2) comments
Intel Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. in 2010 maintained their customary ranks in the market
Long-Term Economic Impact from Crises Unlikely
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3/25/2011   (1) comment
The triple disaster in Japan and the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East likely will have only a limited impact on the global economy
AT&T Continues 4G Spectrum Grab with T-Mobile Buy
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3/22/2011   (2) comments
The deal represents the second acquisition that AT&T has undertaken recently that will give it additional 4G spectrum
Advanced Metering Infrastructure to Boost Wireless Sensor Networking
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3/22/2011   (2) comments
2010 showed WSN IC shipment growth of more than 300 percent over the previous year
Earthquake Suspends Supply of Raw Material Used in Chip Production
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3/21/2011   (1) comment
Two facilities account for 25 percent of the global supply of silicon wafers used to make semiconductors
Japanese Earthquake Poses Potential Supply Problems for iPad 2
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3/17/2011   (3) comments
The iPad 2 employs several components manufactured in the disaster-stricken country, including a hard-to-replace electronic compass
US Smartphone Market Set to Heat Up
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3/17/2011   (4) comments
With Microsoft’s assistance, Nokia can be expected to recover its recent market share losses
IHS iSuppli Teardown Reveals the iPad 2’s Weight Loss Secrets
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3/16/2011   (1) comment
Apple reduced the thickness and weight of the iPad 2 by trimming the dimensions of several key components, most notably the battery
Graphics-Enabled Microprocessor Usage Surges in 2011
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3/16/2011   Post a comment
Global GEM penetration in the notebook segment in 2011 will rise by a dramatic 11 percentage points from 39 percent in 2010
IHS iSuppli: Japanese Earthquake's Impact
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3/11/2011   (2) comments
Japan in 2010 accounted for 13.9 percent of all global electronic equipment factory revenue
IDC: Nearly 18 Million Media Tablets Shipped in 2010
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3/11/2011   (1) comment
Apple's share came down from 93 percent in 3Q10 to 73 percent in 4Q10, but still reflected Apple's strong leadership position
Dell Increases PC Market Lead Over Acer in Q4
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3/10/2011   (3) comments
Dell Inc.’s competitive position is improving in the global PC market, thanks to an unlikely helper: Apple Inc.’s iPad
Global semiconductor levels surge
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3/8/2011   (1) comment
Semiconductor suppliers had 83.6 days of inventory at the end of the fourth quarter of 2010, up 5.5 days from the previous quarter
Forecast: 74.6 Million Smart Meters Shipped Annually by 2015
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3/8/2011   (1) comment
Adoption in Europe and Asia/Pacific, mainly China, will act as the primary catalyst for market growth for the next 5-10 years
IPC Releases PCB Industry Results for January 2011
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3/3/2011   Post a comment
Rigid PCB shipments were up 3.7 percent and bookings decreased 7.7 percent in January 2011 from January 2010
iPads and Other Tablets Help Depress Hard Disk Drive Shipments
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3/2/2011   (1) comment
HDD shipments in the first quarter of 2011 are anticipated to reach 160.9 million units, down 3.9 percent from 167.5 million in Q4 2010
Large-Sized LCD Panel Prices Decline in February
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3/1/2011   (2) comments
Prices of large-sized LCD panels are projected to fall 1.2 percent on average
Keys to Survival for Small and Midsize EMS
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3/1/2011   Post a comment
Technology Forecasters Inc. (TFI) presents findings on how three small-to-medium-sized companies achieve lasting success
Automotive IC Market Set to Grow 12 Percent in 2011
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3/1/2011   (3) comments
The rapid motorization of China along with recovery in the U.S. will help propel the automotive IC market up 12% in 2011, to $17.2 billion

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