The overall application market for interface products is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 5 percent. Along with legacy application demand, growing opportunities for interface products are in the process control segment as well as automotive and medical devices. Due to the large role the computer market plays in interface demand, this market is expected to trail the overall semiconductor market and expected to increase by just 3 percent this year. Analog specific interface is expected to grow by 6 percent this year.
This tracker provides subscribers with forecasts for interface by product type, region, application, and market segment. Interface products covered in this subscription include RS-232, RS-422/RS-485, USB, PCI, PCIe, Firewire, Display, CAN, LVDS, Ethernet, UARTs, and Modems. Market share is also provided for 2016 and 2015.
The special purpose analog products used in communications are expected to reach $16 billion this year. This is a 6 percent increase from last year and slightly lower than our previous forecast in the fourth quarter. Demand for legacy mobile phone applications is adding to this growth, but more importantly, the IoT market is starting to gain in share moving this market back up to the top in terms of revenue opportunity in analog.
Special purpose analog products used in communications include power amplifiers, LNAs, transceivers, and integrated front-end ICs. Overall the market has a long term growth trend of 8 percent per year. This tracker provides forecasts by region, market segment, application, and by product type. Market share is also provided.
The power management market is expected to reach $30 billion in 2018, a marginal increase from 2017. However, the analog IC power market is expected to grow by 13 percent, reaching over $14 billion. The power management market includes both discretes and integrated circuits. Discretes include power transistors, rectifiers, and thyristors. Integrated circuits include regulators, battery management, supervisors, voltage regulators, and other power devices. This market is driving growth in overall analog integrated circuit demand as well is in the discrete market and the overall semiconductor industry.
This tracker provides market forecasts for power management which includes Power Transistors, Rectifiers, Thyristors, Linear Regulators, Switching Regulators, Battery ICs, Supervisors, Voltage References, and Other Power. Forecasts are provided by region and by country for the Asia Pacific region. Forecasts are also provided by market segment, application, and by product type where there is a breakout for analog power products. Market share is also provided.
Along with other analog product markets, worldwide data converter revenue is expected to increase by 11 percent this year and have a long term growth rate of 11 percent on average over the next 5 years. Data Converters are primarily used in medical imaging, automotive applications, industrial, and communications infrastructure. Products include Analog to Digital Converters (ADCs), Digital to Analog Converters (DACs) and other mixed signal which include analog switches, potentiometers, and mux products.
The Data Converter Market Tracker provides forecasts for data converters by region, market segment, application area, and by product type and architecture. Forecasts are also provided by speed and resolution. Market share is also provided.