In spite of minimal industry-wide growth, sales of chips designed for mobile devices rose over...

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In spite of minimal industry-wide growth, sales of chips designed for mobile devices rose over 20% in 2011 to $35B, estimates ABI Research. Booming smartphone and tablet demand is boosting sales of many types of chips, including baseband processors (QCOM), applications processors (TXN, NVDA), NAND flash memory (SNDK, MU), RF components (SWKS, TQNT, RFMD), Wi-Fi chips (BRCM), audio codecs (CRUS), and motion sensors (INVN). (earlier)