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What: Shares of Dutch chip designer NXP Semiconductors
So what: When I say "volume," I'm talking about sound waves: NXP just sold its audio products division to manufacturing giant Dover
Now what: NXP has jumped several times in December, but mostly because of its involvement with near field communications (NFC) technologies. The fact that NXP is simplifying its business may point to a heavier focus on NFC and the mobile handset market. The former semiconductor segment of electronics stalwart Philips
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