The end-use markets in this study offer high growth opportunities for IC manufacturers. The market segments include computer, consumer, communication, industrial and transportation. The end-use applications are a mix of mature and emerging devices. Some of these products are convergent products that combine features from multiple market segments.
Communication products have high growth rates. Smartphones, encompassed by 4G /LTE (fourth generation) cellular devices, are products that high market penetration with volumes above 1.4 billion today, with many designs currently under way. Cellular base stations are forecast to have strong revenue growth in both units and revenue.