“Worldwide sales of semiconductors surpassed $19 billion in November 2004, led by strong growth in sales of microprocessors, digital signal processors, DRAMs, and flash memory devices,” says SIA President George Scalise. “Sales of personal computers typically peak in the fourth quarter. Strength in microprocessors and DRAMs indicate that PC sales reflect normal seasonal patterns. The wireless handset market has been somewhat stronger than recent forecasts, as evidenced by growth in DSP and flash memory products.”
(January 03, 2005) Palo Alto, Calif. — Agilent Technologies announces that it has shipped its 100 millionth FBAR (film bulk acoustic resonator) filter since its release in December 2001. Demand has been so strong that Agilent has increased its shipments to six million per month. FBAR filters are used in mobile phones, data cards, and other wireless products operating in the U.S. PCS frequency band.