August 31, 2010 00:15 ET

Complex, Multifunction CE Devices Will Drive MPEG IC Revenue to US$4.5 Billion by 2014, In-Stat Says

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - August 31, 2010) -  Video decoding chips are becoming video decoding systems. Standalone video encoding chips have given way to highly programmable system-on-chip (SoC) devices, which are now expanding to include the radio and communication components around them. As the value of these chips increases through innovation and integration, MPEG IC revenue will grow to $4.5 billion by 2014, says In-Stat (

"In the last year leading product announcements from many semiconductor vendors feature a higher level of integration than that seen before," says Michelle Abraham, Principal Analyst, In-Stat. "Newly announced set-top box chips include demodulators specific to their target market and region. For example, Broadcom announced the BCM7530, an HD MPEG-2 receiver with an integrated ISDB-T demodulator for the Japanese market."

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Renesas (formerly NEC) led the market in Blu-ray MPEG SoCs in 2009. 
  • STMicro had 2009 market share above 60% share in the H.264 decoder IC market for terrestrial set top boxes, while Broadcom was the largest supplier of H.264 decoder ICs for the satellite set-top boxes.
  • Zoran was the market share leader for MPEG-4 ICs for Mobile CE Applications.
  • Among other leading participants in the MPEG segments include MediaTek, Sigma Designs, Trident Microsystems/NXP.
  • Worldwide H.264 chip unit shipments will increase by 51% in 2010 over 2009.

Recent In-Stat research, "MPEG IC's in Consumer Electronics" (#IN1004696MMT), covers the worldwide market for MPEG integrated circuits. It includes:

  • Examination of MPEG IC markets for broadcast and professional applications, semi-professional and industrial applications, and consumer electronics--both line-powered and mobile.
  • Worldwide forecasts for multiple types of MPEG ICs for several types of applications through 2014.
  • Companies mentioned in the report: Ambarella, Magnum Semiconductor, NTT Electronics Corporation, Texas Instruments, Cavium Networks, Hisilicon, Maxim, Stretch, ALi, Broadcom, C2 Microsystems, , Fujitsu, Intel, MediaTek, Renesas, Panasonic, RealTek, Sigma Designs, STMicroelectronics, Sunplus, Trident Microsystems, ViXS Systems, Zoran.

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In-Stat's market intelligence combines technical, market and end-user research and database models to analyze the Mobile Internet and Digital Entertainment ecosystems. Our insights are derived from a deep understanding of technology impacts, nearly 30 years of history in research and consulting, and direct relationships with leading players in each of our core markets.

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