Date: 8th Sept 2010
Opto, sensor, and discrete semiconductor
market driven by solid-state lighting demand
IC Insights in the fifth-edition 2010 O-S-D Report has
suggested that the optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and
discretes (O-S-D) semiconductor device market 2010 will
grow with Laser transmitters leading the way with an increase
of 35% in 2010 to $358 million. The CMOS image sensors and
MEMS-based sensors/actuators markets will record over $5.0
billion in sales and are each forecast to grow 34% in 2010.
O-S-D sales are being driven by strong demand for solid-state
lighting products (for backlit displays in portable computers,
LCD-TVs, cellphones, and other handheld systems as well
as emerging new high-brightness LED-based illumination applications),
CMOS image sensors, optical network laser transmitters,
MEMS-based accelerometers and other sensor/actuator devices,
and power discrete semiconductors .
Actuator sales are expected to increase 36% in 2010 and
is forecast to climb to $3.4 billion in revenue in 2010,
$50 million short of the all-time record of $3.45 billion
set in 2006, according to the 2010 O-S-D Report. Built with
microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, actuators
are getting a much-needed boost from strong shipments of
radio-frequency (RF) filters and switches as well as MEMS
oscillators, and from recovery in microfluidic devices and
micro-mirror chips, which are being used in small digital
projectors in handheld devices and new 3-D movie systems
for theaters. Actuator sales are expected to grow 19% to
$4.1 billion in 2011.
Optoelectronics sales are forecast to rise 27% in 2010
to $23.3 billion, while the total market for sensors/actuators
is expected to surge by 33% to $6.8 billion. The commodity-filled
discrete semiconductor market is projected to see a growth
of 29% to $19.7 billion in 2010.
The combined O-S-D revenues are forecast to grow by growing
29% in 2010 reaching $49.8 billion. The 2009-2014 forecast
period O-S-D revenues are expected to account for 17% of
the semiconductor market.
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