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Analog IC market to grow to $32.9 billion by 2016

Posted: 14 Apr 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:analog IC? general purpose? amplifiers? comparators? sales growth?

Despite the chip industry's rapid recovery last year, the general purpose analog IC market is projected to slow down this year but rebound in 2014 and post a compounded annual growth rate of 12 percent over the next five years to reach $32.9 billion by 2016, according to market research firm Databeans Inc.

Databeans' report entitled, "2011 Amplifiers and Comparators," revealed that the general purpose analog market will grow this year by a modest seven percent compared to 2010 figures to reach nearly $19 billion by end-2011.

According to research firm, the additional manufacturing capacities funded by investments last year will come online in 2012, but these will initially slow down revenue growth before rebounding in 2014. Aside from this, the average selling price for analog ICs will stay at $0.23 in 2011 and remain flat over the forecasted five-year period.

Among general purpose analog IC products, Databeans expects that the amplifiers market will continue to grow at a pace slightly below the analog market as a whole. It also projects that the combined amplifier and comparator market will generate about $3.25 billion in 2011 revenues, posting an eight percent average annual growth rate for both units and sales over the next five years.

The analog IC market is split into two segmentsapplication specific ICs and general purpose ICs or analog ICs that are not designed for a specific application category. General purpose analog ICs include both standard-performance analog and high-performance products, such as digital-power and high-speed converters.

Amplifiers are a critical piece of the general purpose analog market because they perform critical signal handling functions in numerous high-volume product markets.

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