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Analysis and comment on all matters pertaining to the supply chain and distribution of electronics components from Richard Wilson, editor of Electronics Weekly.

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Is Intel rattling ARM's smartphone cage?

ARM has seen its share price come under big pressure in the last few weeks. Are ARM chip sales down? No. Are ARM processor royalties down? No. So what is worrying investors in the ARM which has its processor technology in 90% of the world’s smartphones? Could the answer…

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GaAs amplifer market slows

The gallium arsenide (GaAs) IC market seems to have slowed to stand-still. GaAs power amplifiers are crucial components in mobile phones and it is a weakness in this area which has affected the market…

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So why do DRAM firms like smartphones so much?

DRAMs used in smartphones are set for remarkable triple-digit growth in shipments this year, outpacing the expansion of the entire DRAM market by a factor of three, according to an IHS iSuppli…

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Wi-fi market set to go ballistic in 2010

With sales of iPhones booming and with the launch of new smartphones like Google’s Nexus One, 2010 looks like the year when wi-fi usage goes ballistic. The result is rising demand for wi-fi chipsets…

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Can ARM processors power the world's tablets?

Will ARM Cortex become the processor of choice in the mobile tablet. The imminent launch of Apple’s tablet, on January 26th, could make the mobile computing device which is not a netbook but nor is it a smartphone, the mobile product of choice in 2010…

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