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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.

HTC One smart­phone

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