April 04, 2011 08:08 ET

Application Specific Analog Revenue to Reach $26.3 Billion in 2011

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - April 4, 2011) - has announced the addition of Databeans' new report "2011 Analog ICs" to their collection of Electronics market reports. For more information, visit

Analog content continues to increase in nearly all devices, and especially within high volume mobile phones and CE products. As a result, Databeans projects that the global Analog market will reach almost $45.2 billion in global revenue in 2011, growing 10 percent annually on average until the year 2016.

Demand for analog chips, particularly within consumer electronics and communications equipment, remained relatively strong over the past year. This was generally thanks to the rise of smartphones, as well as consistent sales growth in analog radio-frequency (RF) and power management chips used for GPS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth segments. Their growth in the mobile market is thanks primarily to the latest power management chips that allow tablet PC and smartphone battery charges to last several hours longer than was previously possible. Likewise, the location and navigation capabilities provided by GPS chipsets let smartphones address the ever growing need to improve the customer experience. Analog chips also are also widely found in other high volume consumer electronics products such as HDTVs, set-top boxes, Blu-ray players, and digital video recorders.

Analog products fall into two major categories: general purpose analog and application specific analog. Application specific product revenue is the larger of the two with $26.3 billion in projected 2011 sales, and a CAGR of 9 percent over the next five years. The general purpose analog market is expected to reach $18.8 billion in 2011 and will experience higher annual growth of 12 percent on average until 2016.

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