The interface market includes analog and digital interconnect. This year, we are expecting a worldwide revenue growth of 13 percent for analog products and 10 percent for digital products. While the consumer market for digital products is expected to grow by 13 percent, the larger communications and computer markets are expected grow at 12 and 9 percent respectively.
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.
Strong growth is expected for semiconductor revenue in the Asia Pacific market due to continued high pricing in the memory market in 2018. Unit shipments are forecast to grow by 4 percent. Long term, this region is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 8 percent per year. 65 percent of worldwide semiconductor revenue comes from the Asia Pacific region.
This tracker provides semiconductor forecasts for each family of products, including Discretes, Sensors, Optoelectronics, Analog, Logic, Memory and Processors. Forecasts are provided for each of the areas in the Asia Pacific Region including China, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, India and Other Asia. Market share is also provided.
Special purpose analog used in both wireless and wired communications performed well in 2017. Global revenue rose by 10 percent and the market is expected to grow another 10 percent this year. Wireless transceivers and power amplifiers are responsible for the growth as all the other product revenue growth will be in the low single digit range.
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.
Following a 12 percent revenue growth year, 2018 is expected to see an increase in worldwide revenue for microcontrollers at 7 percent. The second quarter was stronger than expected and the boost in Communications application demand helped the overall market.
The microcontroller market tracker provides forecasts for the worldwide microcontroller market where products are used in automotive, computers, consumer, communications, and industrial applications. The tracker provides forecasts by region, application, and by product type with splits by resolution. Market share is also provided.