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Worldwide Handset Semiconductor Revenue: WCDMA Up, GSM & CDMA Down, LTE Emerges

WCDMA handset semiconductor revenue will see a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 10% between 2009 and 2014, exceeding $30 billion by 2014. Overall handset semiconductor revenue will see a more moderate five-year CAGR of 2.1%, as semiconductor revenue for CDMA and GSM handsets declines throughout the forecast period, according to market research firm In-Stat (

The new In-Stat research found the following:

LTE Applications/Multimedia processor revenue will exceed $400 million by 2014.

TD-SCDMA handset semiconductor revenue is accelerating in 2010, increasing more than five-fold compared with nascent 2009 levels.

On a regional basis, the Latin America region will see among the most significant growth in WCDMA handset semiconductors, exceeding the Middle East & Africa (MEA) by 2011, and the North American and Eastern European regions by 2012.

Recent In-Stat research, Worldwide Cellular Phone Components 5-Year Forecast (#IN1004444SI), covers the worldwide market handsets and handset semiconductors. It includes:

5-year forecasts (2009–2014) for handsets, handset revenues, and handset semiconductor revenue by region and technology type (TD-SCDMA, LTE, WCDMA, CDMA, and GSM).

5-year attach rate forecasts (2009–2014) for phones with:

Wi-Fi dual-mode

Analog TV tuners





Pico projectors


Handset semiconductor revenue forecasts by function by technology type:

Digital Baseband Processor

Analog Baseband

Apps/Multimedia Processor


Radio, Power Amplifier

Other ICs & Discretes

For a free sample of the report and more information, please contact Elaine Potter at: or (480) 483-4441

To purchase it online, please visit:

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