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Worldwide Smartphone Chip Revenue CAGR to Approach 21% 20092015, Says In-Stat

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. April 28, 2011—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% from 2009-2015.

“In the last 10 years, smartphones and phones in general have created a multi-billion-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.”

Recent In-Stat research found:

  • Over 60 semiconductor companies worldwide produce semiconductor components for mobile phones.
  • Total handset semiconductor content will surpass $81 billion in 2015.
  • Pico projector revenue is forecast to grow at an amazing rate of 163% over the forecast period.
  • Smartphones are expected to make up 45.3% of all handsets shipped in 2015.
  • Semiconductor revenue associated with accelerometers and/or gyros will exceed $300 million by 2014.

Recent In-Stat research Handset Components: Worldwide Trends and Forecasts (#IN1104754SI) 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. Additionally, each section contains a semiconductor 5-year revenue forecast.

Among the companies included in this report are: AMD/ATI Technologies, Anadigics, Analog Devices, Apple, Atheros, Atmel, Beceem, Broadcom, Cavium, Chongyou Technology, Corning, CSR/SiRF Technology, Cypress, Datang Telecom Technology, DiBcom, ElanTech, Elpida Memory, Freescale Semiconductor, GCT Semiconductor, Hisilicon Technologies, Hynix, Icera Semiconductor, IDT/Leadis Technology, Imagination Technology, Infineon Technologies, Intel, Kionix, LG Electronics, MagnaChip Semiconductor, Marvell, Maxim, MediaTek, Micron, MicroVision, National Semiconductor, NEC, Newport Media, Numonyx, Nvidia, Oki Semiconductor, OmniVision, Panasonic, Qualcomm, Ralink, Renesas Technology, RFMD, Samsung, Sandbridge Tech, Spreadtrum Communications, ST-Ericsson, STMicroelectronics, Synaptics, Telegent Systems, Texas Instruments, Toshiba, TriQuint, VIA Telecom, Wolfson Microelectronics.

For a free sample of the report and more information contact Elaine Potter,; (480) 483-4441.

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The price is $3,495 (US).

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