Strong analog growth bucks semiconductor industry trend

October 6, 2011 — Analog semiconductors, within the computing, consumer, and communications markets, will buck the trend of contraction in the overall chip industry, growing 13.8% in 2011, 8.6% in 2012, then 12.8% in 2013.

The overall analog forecast covers standard linear, amplifiers, interface, voltage regulators and reference circuits, data conversion circuits, comparators, application specific analog ICs (Small Scale, Medium Scale, and Large Scale Complexity). All of these categories combined will reach $61.9 billion, a 7.9% increase over 2010’s $42.4 billion.  

In 2010, the consumer market accounted for 33.3% of the analog market. This will shrink to 23.4% in 2015. At the annual Analog Semiconductor Leader’ Forum, October 13, South Korea, Jim Feldhan will present "High Performance Analog IC: The Catalyst for Electronic System Success," addressing this shift.

These numbers are pulled from Semico’s MAP Model database, tracking semiconductor migration within end-use markets. This method accounts for about 80% of the overall market. Semico sells subscriptions to the MAP Model, a database that contains Forecasts, BOMs, TAMs, and ASPs, and even Wafer Demand, across 30+ different end-use categories within Computing, Consumer, and Communications.  

Semico is a semiconductor marketing and consulting research company. To get a free demo, or to learn more about the Analog forecast, contact Susan Cadel, 607-368-7600 or [email protected].

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