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Estimated $8.57 billion revenue generated by communications chip industry during 1Q07


A new quarterly series on Communications Chip market initiated by iLocus today, reveals that during 1Q07 over $8.57 billion worth of communication chips were shipped by vendors worldwide. Texas Instruments, Freescale and STMicroelectronics led the overall communication chip market with estimated market shares of 18.17%, 13.34% and 10.61% respectively.

Following are the Top 5 vendors in the communications chip industry for the 1Q 2007: Texas Instruments, Freescale Semiconductor, STMicroelectronics, Broadcom, and Infineon Technologies.

Within the communication semiconductor segment, revenue contribution from major segments was: General Networking 28%, Broadband 22%, Cellular (including WiFi/ WiMAX/ Bluetooth) 32%, VoIP 9%, Optical Networking 7%, Other Networking Devices 2%. iLocus report also mentions leaders in various sub categories of communication chip market.

Geographically, most of the revenue was generated from Asia-Pac (60%) followed by Americas (35%) and EMEA (10%) regions.

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