In news that may interest wireless communication device manufacturers, ARM Holdings Plc, the UK designer of chips that help power Apple's iPhone, has announced first-quarter sales rose 26 per cent on rising demand for smartphones and tablet computers.
Indeed, a statement confirmed that revenue climbed to £116 million.
"Influential market leaders are licensing ARM technology to gain access to a growing ecosystem of operating systems, software applications, tools and service providers," chief executive officer Warren East said.
ARM is seeking to broaden its range of product designs with technology companies to challenge Intel Corp, the world's biggest computer chipmaker.
In other news, millions of smartphone users and BT customers who use Wi-Fi wireless internet "hotspot" connections in public are vulnerable to fraud and identity theft.
According to an investigation by the Guardian, security experts were able to gather usernames, passwords and messages from phones using Wi-Fi in public places.
Professor Peter Sommer, a cyber-security expert at the London School of Economics, told the newspaper: "This is all very alarming. It means that literally millions of people who use Wi-Fi in public could be at risk."