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In-Stat/MDR reports comms, consumers driving growth

Posted: 13 Aug 2004 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:in-stat/mdr? embedded processor? 64-bit?

While the overall semiconductor industry is forecast to experience a fairly modest 6.1 percent CAGR from 2003 to 2008, the customer-specific, cell-based 64-bit embedded processor market will thrive, with forecasted growth over that timeframe of 82.7 percent, according to In-Stat/MDR.

"Most manufacturers today are using two 32-bit width processors rather than a true 64-bit width MPU, but this will change rapidly over the next two years as more move to true 64-bit technology," said Jerry Worchel, principal analyst with In-Stat/MDR.

"Similar to its predecessors, the 4-bit, 8-bit, 16-bit and 32-bit embedded processors, the greatest growth opportunity for the 64-bit width processor will be in a wide variety of Application-Specific Standard Products (ASSPs), which are already beginning to emerge. In addition, it is important to recognize that changes in recent years have resulted in the communications market, rather than the computer market, becoming the industry driver of the future," Worchel added.





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