The market for semiconductors used in audio applications is expected to grow by 6 percent this year thanks to improved conditions in the analog market. Analog revenue from audio applications is expected to grow by 9 percent this year, bringing up the entire market. Audio applications includes all audio applications in the consumer segment plus audio used in automotive applications and in the computer market. This tracker provides forecasts for those applications by semiconductor product. Forecasts are provided by region and by application. Market share is also provided for the semiconductor suppliers as well as the OEMs. OEM spending on semiconductors is also estimated.
Audio applications constitute 28 percent of overall consumer semiconductor revenue which is expected to remain flat this year, but has long term growth potential of 8 percent per year. Audio applications are found primarily in the automotive, computer, and consumer segments and include all families of semiconductors. This tracker provides forecasts for semiconductors used in audio applications. Forecasts are provided by region, application segment, application type, and by product type. Market share is also provided for total consumer semiconductors, special purpose audio analog and special purpose logic for audio and video applications. Market share is also provided for consumer electronics OEMs along with estimates of semiconductor spending by each.
The audio market is a subsegment of the large consumer semiconductor market which is expected to reach over $60 billion this year. Audio applications constitute 27 percent of this market. Audio specific products include audio power amplifiers, audio CODECs, DSPs and audio SoCs. The lion’s share of revenue comes from the SOC market followed by the amplifiers. This tracker provides forecasts for all semiconductors used in audio applications which include consumer applications as well as automotive applications and computer applications. Forecasts are provided by region, market segment, application, and product type. Market share is also provided for OEMs, semiconductor suppliers, and OEM spending for semiconductors is estimated.
Databeans current forecast for the consumer semiconductor application market has remained steady and still expected to reach $61 billion this year. Audio constitutes 27 percent of this segment in terms of revenue. All types of semiconductors are used in audio applications, but the specific types of semiconductors that are functionally audio include power amplifiers, codecs, DSPs, and SoC devices that are highly integrated with audio as well as power management. This tracker provides forecasts for semiconductors used in audio applications including applications in the automotive and computer markets along with the traditional consumer segment. Forecasts are provided by region, application, and product type. Market share is provided for consumer semiconductors, analog audio ICs, digital video and audio ICs as well as market share for the OEMs that provide the world with audio specific applications. Spending on semiconductors is also estimated for these OEMs.