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Five Star Equities

May 22, 2012 08:20 ET

Qualcomm and NVIDIA Look to Take Advantage of Booming Smartphone Market

Five Star Equities Provides Stock Research on Qualcomm and NVIDIA

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 22, 2012) - The Semiconductor Industry in recent years has shifted its focus from personal computers to smartphones, and companies who have evolved with the times have profited. According to Gartner Inc. smartphone shipments globally are expected to total 655 million in 2012, more than double 2010's total of 299 million. In the same period the PC market only grew 5 percent to 368 million units. Five Star Equities examines the outlook for companies in the Semiconductor Industry and provides equity research on Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM) and NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA).

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The rapid rise in demand for smartphones has resulted in a shortage of a key component. Qualcomm last month has stated that they can't keep up with demand of their latest baseband chips. This presents a major problem for the growth of smartphones, which according to recent Bloomberg Industries data is expected to generate an estimated $219 billion in 2012. Sravan Kundojjala, an analyst for Strategy Analytics Ltd., has estimated the demand for Qualcomm's LTE baseband chips to be at least 30 million, which Qualcomm may only be able to supply as little as half.

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Qualcomm and Digibras Industria do Brasil S.A. recently announced that they have entered into 3G and 4G license agreements, the first such agreements with a major Brazilian consumer electronics supplier. Under the terms of the agreements, Qualcomm has granted CCE, worldwide royalty-bearing patent licenses to develop, manufacture and sell 3G WCDMA and TD-SCDMA, and 4G OFDMA (e.g., LTE) subscriber units and routers.

NVIDIA has recently unveiled a version of their processors that will be compatible with cloud-computing centers, providing users the ability to stream graphics over the internet to mobile devices like the iPad. "Kepler cloud GPU technologies shifts cloud computing into a new gear," said Jen-Hsun Huang, NVIDIA president and chief executive officer. "The GPU has become indispensable. It is central to the experience of gamers. It is vital to digital artists realizing their imagination. It is essential for touch devices to deliver silky smooth and beautiful graphics. And now, the cloud GPU will deliver amazing experiences to those who work remotely and gamers looking to play untethered from a PC or console."

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