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ARM not worried about Intel foray into handheld device platforms, says ARM executive
Industry News - Jan 20, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

ARM is not under competitive pressure from Intel's move into processor platforms for handheld devices, because Intel does not let clients know the value of adopting its platforms while ARM has provided dif Read more >>

Intel reports record US$54 billion in annual revenues
Industry News - Jan 20, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Intel has reported full-year revenues of US$54 billion, operating income of US$17.5 billion, net income of US$12.9 billion and EPS of US$2.39, all company records. The company generated approximately US$21 bill Read more >>

Acer, Asustek, Lenovo to offer Thunderbolt ultrabook PCs in 2Q12
Industry News - Jan 20, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Acer, Asustek Computer and Lenovo are expected to offer ultrabooks based on Intel's Ivy Bridge platform which supports Thunderbolt in the second quarter of 2012, while Gigabyte Technology will take the ini Read more >>

Global NFC smartphone shipments to top 80 million units in 2012, says IMS Research
Industry News - Jan 19, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Global shipments of NFC-enabled smartphones are expected to reach 80 million units in 2012, up from 35 million units shipped in 2011, according to data compiled by IMS Research. Read more >>

Apple becomes largest consumer of MEMS microphones in 2011, says IHS
Industry News - Jan 19, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Apple surpassed Samsung Electronics to become the world's largest purchaser of MEMS microphones in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli. Read more >>

Sony Ericsson swallows $317 million pre-tax loss as end draws near
Industry News - Jan 19, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Sony Ericsson's tearful breakup continues with more woe as as the venture had to eat a pre-tax loss of €247 million (roughly317 million). Bosses cited "unfavorable macro-economic conditions&q Read more >>

ZTE reaches for the sky, aims to double phone shipments in 2012
Industry News - Jan 18, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Talk about a New Years Resolution: ZTE's head of handset strategy Lv Qianhao, in an interview with Reuters, mentioned that in 2012 his company expects to double the number of smartphone shipments made last Read more >>

Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case uses self-healing paint, won't un-crack your screen
Industry News - Jan 17, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Well hey there, butterfingers. Do your smartphone cases often slip from grip, hitting the deck and resulting in a bevy of tiny nicks that leave you self-conscious about your inability to maintain a firm grasp? Read more >>

Samsung wasn't interested in buying RIM, still isn't interested in buying RIM
Industry News - Jan 17, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

Samsung already passed on webOS, and now, it's passing on RIM. The flagging handset maker was reportedly in talks with Samsung about a buyout, but according to a fresh Reuters report, Sammy's "no Read more >>

China Telecom to procure 45 million 3G smartphones in 2012
Industry News - Jan 17, 2012 by Cellpex admin    

China Telecom, the only CDMA2000 mobile telecom carrier in China, will procure 45 million 3G smartphones, of which most will be for sale at CNY700-2,000 (US$111-316), in 2012, according to the company at its CD Read more >>