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  • The Blu-ray Argument: Players & Recorders

    The recession of 2008 and 2009 impacted the entire semiconductor industry, including a relatively new market for chips: Blu-ray Players. A fledgling technology that had just defeated the HD-DVD format in 2008, Blu-ray had a difficult time gaining traction in its early years due to limited Blu-ray disc content and a high ASP compared to DVD Players.

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  • Digital Television: To 2D or 3D?

    To go 2D or 3D, that is the question. Semico’s new Digital Television report takes a close look at the current trends influencing flat-panel displays, CRTs, and RP TVs across the world with a regional break-out that includes the Americas, Asia Pacific, China, Europe, and Japan.

    Semico expects the DTV market to grow to 290 million units in 2014, a CAGR of 6.3%. Not bad for a mature market that is at the center of the home entertainment theater. This report has implications not only for DTV, but for Blu-ray, set-top boxes, audio equipment, etc.

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  • Digital Photo Frames: Hanging on the Holidays

    Digital photo frames are a popular gift that have begun to integrate themselves into the average home. Digital photo frames have recently become more popular as the ASP has decreased and online photo storage services have increased. Semico expects a 57% CAGR between 2009 and 2013 as digital photo frames grow from 10.3 million units to over 62 million units.

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  • E-readers: Reader Me This, Reader Me That

    The E-reader is a highly talked about device that is picking up steam in the consumer industry. While developed in the late 90s, they have only recently become popular, with the release of Amazon's Kindle and more recently, Barnes and Noble's nook. Semico expects a 66% CAGR between 2009 and 2013 as E-readers grow from 3.7 million units to approximately 28 million units.

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  • 5 High Growth Markets

    At the beginning of 2009 Semico predicted the exact month the semiconductor industry would rebound. The downturn is now firmly behind us, and much of that is due to strong growth in the consumer market, helping third quarter semiconductor revenues increase by 16.8%. Out of over 40 end use markets, Semico has identified the top 5 that have contributed to the recovery and which will continue to provide large growth for the industry.

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  • Executive Briefs: 30 Markets in 30 Minutes

    Published once a year, the Executive Briefs report is an executive summary of all the markets tracked in Semico’s MAP Model program. Overall, there are 30 end-use markets analyzed from the computing, consumer, and communications segments. Our analysis includes a look at each market’s production forecast, semiconductor content, geographic production, total available market, and wafer demand by production node over a five year forecast period.

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  • Netbooks: Harder, Better, Faster, Smaller

    Netbooks, the newest trend to hit the computer scene, has seen amazing growth over the past year and is poised to see even more growth over the next five years. Semico expects a 31% CAGR between 2009 and 2013 as netbooks grow from 20 million units to 60 million units.

    It is rare to see a product with such a niche target market grow so large so quickly, and in this report Semico explains what trends drive this market, who exactly is the target market, and what this all means for the semiconductor industry in the future.

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  • Hybrid Vehicle Electronic Control: Keeping the Current Going

    Hybrid electric vehicles’ potential sales growth is obvious. The 2008 to 2013 CAGR for both hybrid electric vehicles unit shipments and control system semiconductors’ revenue is more than 30%. This study provides details. It provides descriptions of alternate hybrid electric vehicle systems, serial and parallel. In twelve tables and four charts on sixteen pages it provides five-year forecasts for automotive shipments and hybrid electric control systems as well as five-year semiconductor forecasts for BOMs, unit shipments, revenues and ASPs.

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  • Automotive Systems: Adaptive Braking, No Stopping Its Growth!

    Semiconductor revenues for adaptive braking systems will increase at a CAGR of more than 100% over the next five years, a growth opportunity that will continue even through the current recession. Adaptive braking systems sense impending collisions and automatically apply a car’s brakes to prevent an accident. They are in use now only on high-end passenger cars, but the costs will come down until they become standard equipment even on small, economy cars.

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