August 20, 2008
MPUs and MCUs Will Reach Record Sales in 2008, but DSPs Struggle
The $61 billion microcomponents segment of the IC industry continues to be a mixed bag of market conditions for microprocessors, microcontrollers, and digital signal processors in 2008, but overall sales growth in the category will strengthen slightly this year and remain stable in 2009 thanks to healthy unit demand and an end to sharp price erosion on devices that started in 2006. New analysis in IC Insights’ 2008 Mid-Year Update report breaks down the microcomponents market segment (Figure 1) this way:
The entire microcomponents market segment accounts for about one quarter of the worldwide IC market. IC Insights’ forecast shows total sales in the microcomponents segment growing at a cumulative average growth rate (CAGR) of 10% per year between 2007 and 2012. Combined MPU/MCU/DSP sales are expected to reach $91.2 billion in 2012 compared to $56.6 billion in 2007.
IC Insights’ 2008 Mid-Year Update is provided free to subscribers of The McClean Report, a comprehensive annual forecast report for the IC industry. In a special offer, IC Insights is now making available stand-alone copies of the 2008 Mid-Year Update at a price of $1,690. IC Insights’ 200 page Mid-Year Update contains analyses of all major integrated circuit market segments and global economic trends as well as updated projections on semiconductor capital spending and forecasts on IC product revenues, unit volumes, and ASPs through 2012. The McClean Report—the complete annual forecast package with monthly updates and the Mid-Year Update—is priced at $2,790 for a single copy in CD-ROM or three-ring binder format. A bundled CD-binder set is priced at $3,285. An Internet access password is available as a $695 option. The report is also available under a multi-user corporate license for $5,990.
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