Consumer demand for so-called “smart” vehicles — those that have driver information systems (DIS), mobile computing and voice recognition capabilities — is fueling growth in high-powered semiconductors, says Scott Anderson, Motorola Inc.'s senior vice president and general manager, Transportation Systems Group. He predicts the automotive semiconductor market will grow 4% this year, bucking the trend in the overall semiconductor industry, which is expected to be down about 10%. Motorola is ...

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