Consumer semiconductor market set to double between 2004 and 2009

April 27, 2005 – The consumer semiconductor market will more than double between 2004 and 2009, expanding from just over $14 billion to almost $30 billion, a new IDC study predicts. The market will experience the fastest year-over-year growth rates through 2007.

Consumer semiconductor growth is fueled by their increasing importance in both existing and developing end products in the digital home environment. Consumer semiconductors are the enablers of both the underlying technology and the consumer-facing features of the digital home, the study said.

“The consumer semiconductor market is one of the fastest growing and most challenging segments in the semiconductor industry,” said IdaRose Sylvester, senior research analyst, Semiconductors: Consumer Devices program at IDC. “With opportunity comes significant technological, market and competitive challenges, and only the most strategically-focused semiconductors vendors are going to benefit substantially from this growth.”

IDC’s new study, Bringing it Home: Consumer Semiconductor Forecast and Market Analysis 2004-2009, provides the worldwide consumer semiconductor forecast by major semiconductor category and application. The study covers semiconductors used in digital TVs, video game consoles and handhelds, compressed audio players, DVD players and recorders, set-top boxes, digital still cameras, and digital video cameras. For additional information about the study, contact Anne-Sophie Dankens at [email protected]

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