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December 27, 2010 08:25 ET

Equity Research on Broadcom Corporation and Atheros Communications Inc. - Smartphones Not Slowing in 2011

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - December 27, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the semiconductor - integrated circuits industry and has completed analytical research on Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM) and Atheros Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: ATHR). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

Smartphone chipmakers and hardware manufacturers could be positioned for substantial growth in 2011 on the strength of even stronger smart phone sales. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the semiconductor - integrated circuits industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the semiconductor - integrated circuits industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Broadcom Corporation and Atheros Communications Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

270 million smartphones were sold worldwide in 2010, well above the 174 million sold in 2009. Those figures may reach 500 million units sold in 2011 for several reasons. Infrastructure growth and improvements worldwide have created more markets for the smartphone. The rapidly growing, billion plus populations of China and India, for example, still have relatively low smartphone sales. Between the two countries, there are under 200 million smartphone users combined. Affordability has been the major factor holding back sales in the two regions but that may be starting to change. One Chinese company has already announced plans to sell a $150 smartphone in 2011. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

The key factor could be cheaper hardware. Chip and circuit manufacturers are rolling out new cost-effective designs to meet the demand for a more affordable smartphone. Capturing the market for the affordable smartphone could be pivotal for chipmakers in 2011.

Making the headlines lately is the announcement by Broadcom Corporation that its fourth-quarter revenue outlook is looking promising as the integrated chipmaker continues to see sturdy demand for products in its mobile markets. Broadcom Corporation research report is accessible for free by registering today at

Another piece of news set to bring more excitement in the mobile and wireless markets is the announcement in mid-December by Atheros Communications Inc. of its two new family of Bluetooth 4.0 solutions for mobile devices and PCs. Atheros Communications Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

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