<p><span>Over the past several years, the smartphone growth arena has been nothing short of amazing. More recently, it's also been a vital factor in allowing leaders in the space to overcome losses in the flat semiconductor market. <span>In the preceding video, Fool.com analyst Eric Bleeker zeros in on </span><strong>Qualcomm</strong><span class="ticker" data-id="205173" />, which is expected to announce earnings around Nov. 7. Click the "play" button to learn about the company's past, present, and expected future earnings, as well as indications of long-term strength that investors should be on the lookout for.<br /></span></p>
<p><p>It's been five years since the iPhone changed the entire mobile industry, affecting companies ranging from industry leaders like Qualcomm to downstream manufacturers such as <strong>Taiwan Semiconductor</strong>.<span class="ticker" data-id="205813" /> As the most influential company in technology, though, <strong>Apple</strong><span class="ticker" data-id="202686" /> now has to maintain its torrid pace. If you're looking for recommendations on how to play Apple now that shares are in the $700 range, check out Eric's <a href="http://www.fool.com/m.aspx?i=29797208">premium research report</a> on the company. With it, you'll also receive a year's worth of updates and guidance -- straight from Eric -- as key Apple news develops. To get started, just <a href="http://www.fool.com/m.aspx?i=29797208">click here now</a>.</p></p>
Eric started at The Motley Fool in 2008 working in the Tech & Telecom sector. Today, he's the General Manager of Fool.com. You can follow him on Twitter to stay up to date with his tech industry analysis. Follow @bleekertech
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