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Toshiba to supply chips for new Google smartphone

TOKYO -- Toshiba will provide semiconductors to Google for a new smartphone featuring interchangeable modules slated to go on the market next year.

     Global smartphone shipments are seen swelling 20% this year to 1.2 billion units, with further growth anticipated from next year on. The least expensive handset in Google's new line will be priced at around $50, and some expect demand for tens of millions of units in the first year of sales.

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