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Analogue unit shipments to exceed total IC market

29 Jul 2014

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IC Insights has reported that between 2013 and 2018, analogue unit shipments will increase at an average annual rate of 8.9 per cent, faster than the 7.2 per cent forecast for the total IC market and faster than all other major IC product categories. Analogue unit shipments grew 15 per cent in 2013 to become the first IC product category to ship more than 100 billion units in a calendar year period and are forecast to grow another 12.4 per cent in 2014, noted the market analyst.

Unit CAGR of major product categories

Analogue unit shipments as a per centage of total IC shipments have been on the increase for more than 30 years due to single-chip integration of digital ICs and ongoing system growth that necessitates more and more analogue ICs. In 1980, analogue ICs represented 32 per cent of total IC shipments, but that increased to nearly 40 per cent in 1990, 46 per cent in 2000, 49 per cent in 2010, and is forecast to grow to 57 per cent of total IC shipments in 2018.

IC unit volume makeup trends

Demand for medical/health electronics, LED lighting systems, and green energy management systems (lighting, temperature, security, etc.) for homes and commercial buildings is expected to keep analogue unit growth much more robust than other IC product categories through the forecast period. Starting in 2013 and in each year through 2018, analogue IC unit growth is forecast to exceed total IC unit growth.

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