Summary Box: Qualcomm reports stronger results

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? WIRELESS BOOST: Qualcomm Inc., a chip-maker for mobile phones, reported stronger-than-expected quarterly results Wednesday driven by rising smartphone demand.

THE NUMBERS: In Qualcomm’s fiscal fourth quarter, the company earned 80 cents per share, excluding special items, higher than analyst forecasts. Revenue rose 39 percent to $4.12 billion, higher than the $3.99 billion expected.

THE FORECAST: For fiscal 2012, Qualcomm expects earnings of $3.42 per share to $3.62 per share, excluding items, on revenue of $18 billion to $19 billion. Analysts expected earnings of $3.46 per share and revenue of $17.3 billion.