Qualcomm increased its semiconductor sales by 29.6% and Broadcom by 8.8% in 2012, a year during which the worldwide semiconductor industry's sales contracted 3% from 2011, according to Gartner. Intel and Samsung Electronics continued to hold their top spots in the global ranking of IC suppliers, while Qualcomm leaped from sixth place in 2011 to third this year and Broadcom inched up to ninth place from 10th last year, overtaking Micron Technology.

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