It's always good to have a global market leader as your largest customer. But what happens when that prime-time client starts losing market share to a pack of hungry usurpers?
The answer: diversify.
That's what mobile chip designer RF Micro Devices
In RF Micro's first quarter of fiscal 2011, sales rose to $274 million, up 29% year over year and 5% compared with the fourth quarter. The Nokia portion declined to a mere 44% from 59% in the year-ago quarter. That translates into $121 million this time versus $125 million last year, for those keeping score at home. Sales to everyone else skyrocketed to $153 million from about $87 million, a 76% boost. The diversification effort is clearly working.
Chief rival Skyworks Solutions
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