Communications, Computers Drive IC Sales in 2015
Communication and computer system demand is expected to drive the greatest percentage of growth for IC sales in all regions in 2015, according to a new IC Insights report. Communication applications is forecast to hold about 41 percent of IC sales in Asia-Pacific and 39 percent of the revenue in the Americas this year.
Computer applications will account for nearly 33 percent of IC sales in Japan and Europe in 2015. However, automotive systems is expected to remain the major application in Europe.
The 2015 edition of IC Insights’ IC Market Drivers, A Study of Emerging and Major End-Use Applications Fueling Demand for Integrated Circuits also finds that consumer systems will be the third largest market for ICs in the Americas, Japan, and Asia-Pacific regions in 2015. In Europe, automotive applications are expected to remain the third largest application for ICs this year.