Analog devices shipment are expected to top 100 billion units in 2011
The worldwide IC market will surpass $300bn for the first time in 2013 and total IC unit shipments are likely to top 200 billion mark for the first time in 2011, according to IC Insights’ revised forecast.
IC Insights in its recently released 2011 Mid-Year Update said that the IC market first exceeded $100bn in sales in 1995 and took 10 years to double in size.
The mid-year update forecasts that analog devices shipment are expected to top 100 billion units in 2011, representing 50% of total IC unit shipments.
MOS memory devices are forecast to grow at an average annual growth of 12% during the 2008-2015 timeperiod, registering the strongest market CAGR among the major product categories.
IC Insight forecasts that NAND flash memory sales will grow at an average annual growth of 20% through 2015, primarily driven by rising demand for tablet PCs, smartphones, and solid-state drives.
The Automotive Application-Specific Analog market is forecasted to grow 32% in 2011, indicating market momentum for automotive-related ICs.
IC Insight expects that ARM processors will be used in nearly over 90% of the tablets to be sold by all systems suppliers in 2011, which is similar to the 2010 figure.