Regionally, Japan will be the weakest region for 2013, but IDC forecasts
an improvement over the contraction in 2012. Growth rates in all regions
will improve for 2013 over 2012, as demand for smartphones and tablets
remain strong and automotive electronics and semiconductors for the
industrial market segment improve in 2013.
Semiconductor revenue for the computing industry segment will log
year-over-year growth of 2.0% for 2013 and will show a slow CAGR of
only 0.9% for the 2012-2017 forecast period. Semiconductor revenue
from mobile PC demand will register year-over-year growth of -0.6% in
2013, only returning to positive growth in 2015.
Semiconductor revenue for the mobile wireless communications segment
will grow 10.3% year over year in 2013 with a CAGR of 5.2% for
2012-2017. Semiconductor revenue for 4G phones will experience an
annual growth rate of 121.8% in 2013 and a CAGR of 37.9% for 2012-2017.
Media tablets, e-Readers, blu-ray DVD players, and set-top boxes will
continue to drive above average semiconductor revenue growth. Sales of
CRT and rear projection TVs, HD receivers, digital video and still
cameras, and DVD recorders and players will continue to erode.
Overall, semiconductor revenue for the consumer segment will record
year-over-year growth of 15.0% in 2013 and a 2012-2017 CAGR of 7.5%.
The 4.3% year-over-year growth in 2013 in wired communications
infrastructure semiconductors will be driven primarily by enterprise
switches and routers, security appliances, and service provider
switches and routers. Optical transport equipment, TDM and VoIP IMS,
service provider head-end access equipment, and consumer network will
also grow in 2013 over 2012, but to a lesser extent.
Driven by the increase in semiconductor content in automobiles (i.e.
applications such as in-vehicle infotainment, automobile body
electronics, and driver safety systems), semiconductor revenue for the
automotive segment is expected to grow 5.3% in 2013.
Regionally, Asia/Pacific will experience year-over-year growth of 6.9%
in 2013 and a CAGR of 4.9% for 2012-2017.
Other key findings from IDC's Semiconductor Application Forecaster
The IDC report, Worldwide IDC Semiconductor Market Forecast,
2012–2017: Midyear Update (IDC #242375), contains additional detail
about the worldwide semiconductor market forecast, forecast by industry
and device type, top 10 device applications by revenue for 2013, and top
5 device applications by 2013 year-over-year growth.
Semiconductor Applications Forecaster database serves as the basis
for all IDC semiconductor supply-side documents, including market
forecasts and consulting projects. This database contains revenue data
collected from over 100 of the top semiconductor companies for 2007-2012
and market history and forecasts for 2009-2017. Revenue for over twelve
semiconductor device areas, four geographic regions, seven industries,
and more than 65 end-device applications are also included in the
database. For more information about the SAF, please contact Nina Turner
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