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Microelectronic Compound Semiconductor Industry On The Up

Strategy Analytics says the microelectronics segment of the compound semiconductor industry ended 2010 on a strong note and is poised for continued growth in 2011.

The recently published “Compound Semiconductor Industry Review September-November 2010: Microelectronics," captures significant product, financial, contract and technology announcements for microelectronic companies during the September to November 2010 time-period.

Evidenced by continued quarterly revenue growth and numerous product introductions by most companies, Strategy Analytics research shows that the microelectronics segment of the compound semiconductor industry ended 2010 on a strong note and is poised for continued growth in 2011.

“Compound semiconductor device use is driven by the strong consumer electronics market recovery along with continued spending in the aerospace and defense markets," noted Eric Higham, Director of the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service. “GaAs devices remain the most prevalent compound semiconductor option, but several recent product announcements will increase demand for SiGe and GaN devices."

This viewpoint summarizes financial reports from major GaAs and Silicon suppliers like RFMD, Skyworks Solutions, Hittite, Anadigics and NXP. The report lists more than fifty product announcements aimed at a variety of commercial and military end applications, using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), silicon germanium (SiGe) and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technologies. It also captures significant contract, technology and employment developments in the industry.

Strategy Analytics provides timely and actionable market intelligence focused on opportunities and disruptive forces in the areas of Automotive Electronics and Entertainment, Broadband Connected Home, Mobile & Wireless Intelligent Systems and Virtual Worlds. Headquartered in Boston, MA, with offices in the UK, France, Germany, Japan, S. Korea and China, Strategy Analytics works with clients through annual multi-client services, management team workshops and custom consulting engagements.
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