|[April 17, 2012]
Smartphones Will Drive Device Semiconductor Market to $170 Billion Cumulative Revenues in Next Five Years, Says ABI Research
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
Mobile handset semiconductors, including processors, RF, power
management, and wireless connectivity, grew to more than $30 billion in
2011. The worldwide market generated more than $120 billion in revenue
over the last five years and will generate more than $170 billion during
the next five years.
Recent growth spurred by the burgeoning smartphone market has accounted
for almost 60% of total revenues in 2011. Revenue growth has been led by
more advanced modems, applications processors, and wireless connectivity
"The smartphone market to date has largely been focused on producing
high-end devices," says Peter Cooney, practice director, semiconductors.
"OEMs have demanded increasingly powerful processors to help
differentiate their products in a crowded market, leading to an arms
race among applications processor vendors."
Applications processor shipments will continue to grow year-on-year
through 2016, however, slowing handset shipments, falling average
selling prices for ICs, and increased integration will force total
revenues to peak in 2014 before beginning a gradual decline.
"The applications processor market will continue to se significant
growth for the next few years," adds Cooney. "But it will become
increasingly competitive and once revenues start to decline after 2014
it will leave one or two vendors thinking twice about their place in the
ABI Research's (News - Alert) new study, "Mobile
Device Semiconductors Market Data," (http://www.abiresearch.com/research/1003883?29701#)
focuses on revenue data sets for baseband ICs, applications processors,
power amplifiers, etc. and offers a breakdown of handset IC supplier
market share, classified by technology.
It is part of the Mobile
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 40+ research and
advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com,
or call +1.516.624.2500.
[ Back To LatinAmerica.tmcnet.com's Homepage 's Homepage ]