The DSP market has contracted substantially due to the replacement of application processors in the mobile phone application market, however, there are plenty of other application areas that benefit from DSP technology. Further, there is also a trend for DSP technology replacing other products including FPGAs and ASICs as suppliers continue to innovate and bring to market multicore low power devices. This tracker provides forecasts for worldwide revenue and units by region, application market, and by product type and architecture. Market share is also provided by region and by application market.
DSP makers are earning revenue outside of the vanishing mobile phone market in automotive and the industrial segments. Automotive DSP revenue is expected to increase by 32 percent this year and the industrial market is expected to increase by 8 percent. This tracker provides forecasts and market share for DSP products by region, application market, and product type.
Digital signal processors have been struggling quite a bit for the past several years and 2012 and 2013 marking the biggest decline that this segment has seen, with a 30 percent decrease in revenue from the year prior for 2012 and another drop of 21 percent. DSP devices rely heavily on the communication and consumer markets; however, many devices in these markets are replacing DSPs with chips such as application processors, field programmable gate arrays, and other programmable logic. A bright spot in the DSP market is automotive that is expected to increase by 21 percent this year. This tracker provides forecasts for DSP by region, application market, and by architecture. Market share is also provided.
Digital signal processors were once primarily reliant upon the mobile phone market for market growth, however smartphones have begun replacing dedicated DSP devices with microprocessors. Overall, functions performed by DSPs in the past can now handled by application processors, field programmable gate arrays and various programmable logic devices. Therefore, Databeans projects that the market will likely perform under the industry growth rate through 2018, at an average of 4 percent per year. There are other strong growth opportunities for this product segment, however, such as the automotive and infrastructure spaces. This tracker provides market forecasts by region, application, and product type. Market share for 2012 is also provided.