Sources: Happy holidays are predicted for chips for mobile devices

11/2/2011 | DigiTimes

Industry sources report suppliers of ICs for smartphones and tablet computers are increasing their orders with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in anticipation of higher demand for holiday purchases of those products, according to DigiTimes. Qualcomm, which provides chips for both the iPhone 4S and Windows Phone 7.5 handsets, has reportedly boosted its orders with TSMC more than 40% during this quarter, to 500,000-plus wafer starts, those sources say.

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