Smartphones to drive analogue IC market
Technologies essential to the latest smartphones and tablets mean that the analogue integrated circuit (IC) industry can look forward to guaranteed expansion over the next few years— according to a report by GBI Research.
Analogue ICs are used in a wide range of applications including thirdand fourth-generation (3G/4G) radio base stations and portable device batteries, as well as medical imaging scanners and electric cars.
GBI Research predicts that the sales revenue from the general-purpose analogue IC industry, responsible for the regulators, will grow from a 2012 value of $20.41 billion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 9 per cent to $31.35 billion by the end of 2016.
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