Cell phone chip growth will come from the extras, study says

Written by Administrator on November 8th, 2007 in Cell Phone News.

MUNICH, Germany — While sale for mobile handsets continues to grow, the price pressure in this segment will keep the chip sales figures from climbing at the same speed. Only additional features offer a chance for chip vendors to benefit from the market growth, suggests a study from In-Stat.

The study predicts the cellphone chip sales volume for 2007 to exceed $31 billion worldwide. For the year 2012, the market researchers expect an only slightly higher market volume of $32.2 billion. However, they expect significant demand for add-on-functions such as Bluetooth. “The features that appear in cellular handsets are an interesting mix of consumer wants, cellular opportunities and semiconductor manufacturing abilities”, explained In-Stat analyst Allen Nogee.
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