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Wireless, Consumer Products Continue to Drive Semiconductor Industry


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., November 30, 2005 - Buoyed by fast-growing new technologies in the wireless, broadband equipment, and consumer electronics arenas, the semiconductor industry will continue strong growth this decade after the lean years of 2001 and 2002, reports In-Stat ( Some of the fastest-growing silicon categories include wireless cellular modems (2.5 million units shipped in 2004 to 14.6 million units in 2009), wireless LAN chipsets (84 million units shipped in 2004 to 390 million units in 2009), and digital TV sets (16.5 million units shipped in 2004 to 93.8 million units in 2009).

“Cellular technology in particular, will continue to be a major growth engine through the remainder of the decade,” says Chris Kissel, In-Stat analyst. “The potential market for arguably the most successful consumer product of all time, the cellular handset, will grow from 1.6 billion cellular phone subscribers worldwide to 2.6 billion subscribers by 2009. That will represent one-third of the world’s population.”

A recent report by In-Stat found the following:

Sale of video game consoles bottomed out in 2005 at 16.5 million units. The launch of new products in the segment will double the size of the market by 2008.
The PC is not dead. Some 100 million CPUs were sold in 2002; In-Stat estimates 187.3 million units will be sold in 2005.
As to be expected, not all applications paint rosy pictures. PDAs are a dying product line as they are being absorbed in smartphones. By 2009, shipment levels will be almost 1/3 of 2005 levels.
The report, Show Me the Money!!! Sixty Applications to Fill Your Semiconductor Fab (#IN0502617SI), covers the worldwide semiconductor industry. It is a bird’s eye view of many different applications with unit volumes and revenue forecasts. The premise is to compare the silicon markets in several categories — wireless, wired networking (short haul, wired and optical networking), long haul, broadband, voice, computer and computer-related products and consumer electronics. The report is helpful to the investment community and to any company that has some capital and diversity in their product development chain.

To purchase this report, or for more information, please contact Tina Sheltra at 480-609-4531; The report price is $3,495 U.S. Dollars.


Report Title: Show Me the Money!!! Sixty Applications to Fill Your Semiconductor Fab
Service: Semiconductor Markets & Applications
Report Number: IN0502617SI
Publication Date: September 2005
Number of Pages: 75
Report Price: $3,495 U.S. Dollars
Abstract, Table of Contents, Figures & Tables
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