Press Release

Recession and Stalled Progress Turns to Growth in Multiple Segments of the Global Semiconductor Components Market

June 7th, 2012


The global market for semiconductor components is picking up headlines as consumers demand faster chips for their smartphones and tablets, and as manufacturers serve up faster, more energy efficient processors. In 2010, the global semiconductor market was worth over $300 billion, and is expected to reach nearly half a trillion dollars by 2015. As a technology enabler, the semiconductor industry fuels over $5 trillion in economic activity, as much as 10% of the worlds total GDP.

Databeans, a Nevada-based market research firm focused on the semiconductor and electronics industries, offers 18 subscription services along with 52 syndicated reports and 2 database tools to help businesses, researchers, and engineers confront such a massive market. Databeans provides intelligent market research services to both developers and manufacturers.

Global Information Inc is pleased to offer, in cooperation with Databeans, a wide array of new and detailed market analyses.

Medical Semiconductors Global Market

The global medical semiconductor market will reach nearly $4.1 billion in global revenue for 2012, a slight increase over 2011 sales. Over the next five years, this market is expected to see a healthy compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9 percent, which will result in sales of $6.4 billion by 2017.

Interface Integrated Circuits (IC) Global Market

The global interface market saw nearly flat revenue growth from 2010 to 2012 and only a slight gain in total shipment volumes, and sales will decline from 2011 to 2012, falling 6 percent to $5.2 billion this year. The 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.

Amplifiers and Comparators in the Global Analog IC Market

Total general purpose analog IC revenue will slightly decline in 2012 from 2011 to just over $17 billion. However, over the next five years, sales will increase steadily at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10 percent. Analog power Ics will remain the largest individual product category with $9.3 billion or 54 percent of the 2012 global market.

Consumer Analog Market Tracker

Audio products are gaining share as the electronics industry transitions to more energy efficient and cost-effective audio amplifiers. At the same time, electronics that previously had a single purpose are now including entertainment functionality, such as the ability to play back audio and video. This tracker provides market statistics for consumer analog products as they are used multiple market segments, not just consumer, including the fast growing tablet and smart phone segments.

Sensors and MEMS Global Market

The MEMs and Sensors global market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 9 percent over the next five years, due to higher demand from within the communications market, including smartphones, tablet PCs like the iPad, and the high growth seen in automotive applications such as with airbag systems and tire pressure sensors.

Semiconductors in Process Control Applications Market Study, 2012

This study provides users with complete market statistics on the process control application market from the chip forecasts to the end equipment. OEM market share is given along with estimates for the total spend by OEM for this segment. Also included is regional forecasts for semiconductors used in process control as well as process control semiconductor market share.

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