Analog ICs are critical to nearly all electronic devices. The global electronics market will consume over 127.5 billion analog ICs in 2016. This translates to several analog ICs per electronic device.
Analog ICs experienced stronger than average growth over the last several years as the mobility products grew at double digit rates. These products have a higher than average analog content thus growth has exceeded the overall market. Now this appears to be changing as end applications like smartphones and tablets are growing at a slower rate as these markets saturate and replacements become the growth driver.
The Internet of Things presents a great growth potential for analog and sensors, but large volumes are still a few years away. Consequently, we are seeing an inflection point in the analog market. Over the next 5 years, analog sales growth will slow to a CAGR of 4.3% in dollar terms and 7.9% in unit terms.
This report provides a forecast for the analog market and its segments, with particular focus on power management. Over 40 different analog suppliers and 10 analog foundries are profiled. The report also breaks down the analog suppliers by segment: amplifiers and comparators, interface, power management, and signal conversion. The accompanying Excel file contains quarterly history and forecasts for 35 analog product categories from general purpose analog to power management to automotive and medical chips.