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In-Stat: Smartphone processor boom to continue until 2015

Posted: 03 May 2011 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:smartphones? processors? chips?

According to In-Stat the worldwide smartphone chip revenue CAGR will approach 21 percent in 2009 to 2015.

There is little question that smartphone shipments are increasing by leaps and bounds every year, and that these devices are being enabled with more processing power to perform complex tasks on multiple technologies. As a result, In-Stat is forecasting that worldwide smartphone processor revenue will have a CAGR of nearly 21 percent from 2009 to 2015.

"In the last 10 years, smartphones and phones in general have created a multibillion-dollar business where one did not exist before," says Allen Nogee, research director. "This business has enticed almost all the semiconductor players on the planet, both large and small, to produce components that enable mobile devices in ways we couldn't have imagined just 10 years ago. The next 10 years will not see changes quite as dramatic as those in the last 10 years, but that isn't to say the evolution of the handset won't continue at a fast pace. It will."

The recent In-Stat research found that over 60 semiconductor companies worldwide produce semiconductor components for mobile phones.

The report also states that the Pico projector revenue is forecast to grow at an amazing rate of 163 percent over the forecast period and smartphones are expected to make up 45.3 percent of all handsets shipped in 2015.

The total handset semiconductor content will surpass $81 billion in 2015, while the semiconductor revenue associated with accelerometers and/or gyros will exceed $300 million by 2014.

The In -Stat research entitled "Handset Components: Worldwide Trends and Forecasts" looks at the major components of a cellular phone (including smartphones), and includes a comprehensive listing of the component makers and a discussion of the market in each area.

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