Chip sales climb; Intel loses market share

Computer-chip industry sales rose 31 percent last year, driven by roaring demand for the semiconductors used in mobile devices such as cell phones and handheld organizers and in the gear that underpins the Internet, a research group said.Industry leader Intel Corp.

Computer-chip industry sales rose 31 percent last year, driven by roaring demand for the semiconductors used in mobile devices such as cell phones and handheld organizers and in the gear that underpins the Internet, a research group said.

Industry leader Intel Corp. (intc), however, lost market share and posted the slowest growth among the top 10 makers of semiconductors, mostly because of its heavy reliance on the not-quite-so-buoyant personal-computer market. Full story to follow. -- Wall Street Journal

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