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Broadcom today reported better than expected results for the first quarter of 2015, with revenue driven by high-end smartphone and broadband access markets.
Leapfrogging competitors to lower power chips, Intel will use quantum well FETs in a 10nm process next year using germanium an InGaAs, predicted a semiconductor analyst.
Samsung has broken the monopoly in leading-edge foundry services recently held by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), according to analysts who cover the chipmakers.
The market for semiconductors in the Americas region will grow by 15 percent in 2015, according to a revised estimate from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization.
Smartwatch ownership is on the rise and will likely surpass activity trackers, according to market researchers. A report from The NDP Group projected that 2016 activity tracker ownership will have peaked at 32 million in 2016 while smartwatch ownership will hit 9%.