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Interface IC Sales Expected to Fall 6% to $5.2 Billion in 2012


June 1st, 2012

Global Information Inc. would like to present a new market research report, "2012 Interface" by Databeans, Inc..

The global interface market saw nearly flat revenue growth from 2010 to 2012 and only a slight gain in total shipment volumes. Databeans expects that sales will actually decline from 2011 to 2012, falling 6 percent to $5.2 billion this year. Meanwhile, shipment volumes will also decline slightly in 2012, down to roughly 9.3 billion. These declines were primarily the result of this markets reliance on the computer segment, which did not perform particularly well during 2011. Even so, Databeans expects that this market will see the beginning of a rebound in 2013 and will see growth of 8 percent in terms of both sales and shipments over the next five years.

This is an industry that is dominated by consumption from the APAC region, which will account for roughly 60 percent of the global interface market in 2012. The remaining share is fairly well distributed between the remaining regions, with Japan possessing the greatest future growth potential.

Interface chips are critical in overall product operation. Databeans classifies them into analog and digital segments, and also by interface standard, such as USB, PCIe, RS-232, CAN, and display. Also included are Ethernet, modems, and UARTs. This report also contains a thorough application consumption analysis, product analysis, and coverage of supplier market share.

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