Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2015, representing 17.7 per cent of the market according to Gartner.
Apple is urging the FCC not to adopt rules that would require universal compatibility between hearing aids and wireless devices and technologies.
Apple is helping to develop new technology that would enable devices to be charged wirelessly from further away than current charging mats, according to Bloomberg.
Analysts revealed that global smartphone shipments hit record highs in in 2015 despite growth in the fourth quarter slowing to an all-time low.
The adoption of connected in-vehicle infotainment systems will produce revenues exceeding $600 million (€550 million) in 2020, representing a 10-fold increase on this year.
Apple enjoyed yet another record quarter for iPhone sales, and its quarterly profits and earnings per share easily beat Wall Street estimates. But sales growth for the smartphone maker appears to have plateaued, and iPhone unit sales are expected to fall for the first time during the current quarter.
AT&T CEO Randall Stevenson said Congress should determine U.S. policies regarding encryption rather than tech companies, The Wall Street Journal reported. Stevenson, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, broke stride with Apple CEO Tim Cook, who has repeatedly objected to criticism of the encryption being used in iPhones.
Google forked over $1 billion to Apple in 2014 in payments likely related to keeping its search bar on the iPhone and iPad, according to a transcript of court proceedings reported by Bloomberg.
Apple CEO Tim Cook met Margrethe Vestager, the European Commission's (EC's) competition commissioner, to discuss an ongoing probe into the U.S. company's tax arrangements in the region.
Both Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal reported that Foxconn has bid more than $5 billion to take over the struggling Japanese electronics vendor Sharp Corp. Sharp, which makes TV sets and LCD panels, has struggled financially and is reportedly due to pay back several billion in borrowings in March.