In 2013, sales of chips for mobile phones will total $70.7 billion while those going into PCs will account for $65.1 billion, according to a forecast by IC Insights. PC chips will barely outsell phone ICs this year, with 25% revenue market share compared with 24% for mobile chips, the market research firm reports. By 2016, phone chips will represent nearly one-third of the worldwide semiconductor market and PC chips will be one-fifth, the firm predicts.

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