The Arizona Republic
that increasing netbooks
sales are helping to improve semiconductor manufacturers' revenues.
"Banking on netbooks as the next big tech trend to help boost profits, Intel began selling its Atom processor - developed at its Fab 32 facility in Chandler - to the netbook market in June. The company is by far the largest supplier of chips for netbooks, a market which industry analysts say will explode within the next five years.
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. announced plans this week to get into the market with a new processor it says will lead to cheaper netbooks with longer battery life.
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