The wireless market is expected to contract by 6 percent this year with worldwide revenue predicted at $107 billion. Because this segment of the semiconductor market is so large, this market is pulling down the overall semiconductor industry. Wireless semiconductors constitute 32 percent of the overall market. In 2017, the market is expected to recover and reach $124 billion. This tracker provides forecasts for semiconductors used in the wireless market which includes mobile phones, wireless infrastructure, and short range wireless applications. Forecasts are provided by region, segment, and by product type. Market share is also provided.
The wireless application market covers semiconductor revenue for mobile phones, wireless infrastructure, short range wireless, and other wireless applications. The market is expected to contract slightly this year and is estimated at $108 billion. The application processor segment of the wireless industry constitutes around 22 percent of overall wireless revenue. Due to increasing competition for Qualcomm from MediaTek, margins are shrinking in this space and overall revenue is expected to decline this year by 4 percent. This tracker provides forecasts for semiconductors used in wireless applications. Forecasts are provided by region, application segment, and by product type. Market share is also provided for the semiconductor suppliers as well as the OEMs. OEM spending is also estimated by application segment.
The wireless market is expected to reach just over $98 billion this year and expected to reach $160 billion by 2020. This market constitutes 29 percent of the semiconductor market and continues to grow share. In terms of revenue opportunity, the logic market including application processors for mobile phones is the largest product market with 36 percent share. Other large growth markets include analog ICs, memory and optoelectronics. This tracker provides forecasts for all semiconductors used in wireless applications including mobile phones, infrastructure, and short range wireless applications. Forecasts are provided by region, by application area, and by product type. Market share is also provided for the semiconductor suppliers as well as the mobile phone and infrastructure suppliers. Semiconductor spending estimates by OEM is also included.
The wireless application market for semiconductors is expected to increase by 8 percent this year causing worldwide revenue to reach a high of over $100 billion. Applications included in this segment include phones, infrastructure, short range and other wireless products used in multiple industries. Wireless continues to drive the overall semiconductor industry as both commercial and consumer products advance providing portable solutions. This tracker provides semiconductor forecasts for wireless devices and equipment. Forecasts are provided by product type and by application market. Two new tables have been added providing subscribers with forecasts for smart phones by OEM and continues to include OEM spending on the semiconductors required for these applications.