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Analog chip market to grow 15% in 2006, says analyst

Posted: 26 Dec 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:analog semiconductor? consumer application? telecommunications? Databeans?

The market for analog semiconductor devices is set to grow 15 percent in 2006, driven by consumer applications and telecommunications, to reach nearly $37 billion, according to market research company Databeans Inc.

Databeans gave no detailed reasoning for the growth figure, which is above the average of leading market researchers estimated for the total semiconductor market in 2006. The consensus would put the overall semiconductor market growth at about 10 percent.

Databeans has predicted that the analog chip market is set to grow 2 percent from $31.37 billion in 2004 to $31.92 billion in 2005, below the single-digit percentage growth that most market researchers have pegged on 2005.

The research firm said multi-market semiconductor devices will outpace application specific products in the coming year adding that this would bode well for U.S. suppliers.

Databeans' 2005 numbers are based on not-yet-public earnings reports for the top analog companies, Databeans said as it posted its top ten ranking of analog chip companies for 2005.

- Peter Clarke
EE Times

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