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Adaptive Braking Systems: No Stopping Its Growth!

Phoenix, Arizona January 8, 2009 - Even during this recession, there is no stopping the growth of automotive adaptive braking systems. The growth of these systems in turn will drive the growth of semiconductor revenues and unit sales for adaptive braking. While the automotive market and the semiconductor market as a whole will decline in 2009, semiconductor sales for adaptive braking systems will not see a downturn. Semico forecasts a CAGR, compounded annual growth rate, of over 100% through 2012 for semiconductor sales for this emerging application. “Adaptive braking systems are in use now on high-end passenger cars and a few commercial vehicles. As usual for new automotive applications, adaptive braking systems will soon trickle down to more widespread use,” says Morry Marshall, Director Strategic Technologies for Semico. “The costs will come down, but the real reason that their use will spread is that adaptive braking systems reduce the number and the intensity of collisions.” A detailed analysis of the factors that will drive this expanding market can be found in Semico’s Adaptive Braking Systems report. In addition to analyzing the drivers of the market, the report includes five year forecasts for passenger car and commercial vehicle shipments, adaptive braking systems market penetration, detailed semiconductor forecasts and bill of materials used in these systems. This report is the first of a series of automotive product briefs that identify new applications in vehicles that offer increased semiconductor revenue opportunities. Future automotive product reports will cover hybrid vehicles, drive-by-wire systems and other emerging applications. The Adaptive Braking Systems report is available for immediate delivery. To receive a copy of the Table of Contents, including a list of tables and figures, or to purchase this study, please contact Susan Cadel at 607-368-7600 or at and reference the Adaptive Braking Systems report number MP101-09. About Semico Technology manufacturers, vendors, service providers, technology professionals and market specialists, worldwide, utilize Semico’s experienced staff and in-depth research to support critical business, product and technology decisions. Semico’s vision is derived from both a deep technology understanding and comprehensive research, which examines each segment of the supply chain for each market. Regular and ongoing end-user demand and primary research surveys are the foundation of the analysis, enabling Semico to provide insightful market analysis and guidance on future market opportunities. Semico is a strategic partner with leading technology companies, with access to an extensive worldwide electronic network, technology databases and expert personnel. Semico was founded in 1994 by a group of semiconductor industry experts and has offices in Phoenix, California, New York, Japan and Taiwan