Posted by Hezi Saar on February 7, 2011
Market reports by multiple research firms point to a strong growth and steep adoption rate for the red hot Tablets market segment.
Gartner (www.gartner.com) projects a higher adoption rate and worldwide sales, with x5 growth ratio in tablet unit sold from 2010 to 2012.
Similarly, eMarketer (www.emarketer.com) expects the tablet market to grow x5 from 2010 to 2012 and also compares the tablets market segment to other success technology launches in the history.
iSuppli (www.isuppli.com) is agreeing with these forecasts in general but being somewhat more conservative projecting 202 million units in 2015.
These numbers are also supported by a report from Forrester (www.forrester.com) that provided forecast for US Tablet sales which is expected to more than double in 2011 compared to 2010.
What do we see beyond these numbers?
The high demand for semiconductor components used in tablets (and smartphones that are still very popular) will drive additional storage capacity, higher display resolution, multiple cameras and faster mobile broadband connectivity. These trends combined with increased competition will drive demand for standard chip-to-chip interfaces and steer competition to focus on differentiation beyond the basic “smart” components.
For example, the demand for Tablet DRAM capacity is expected to increase x9 in 2011 as projected by iSuppli.
Views and Trends in mobile electronics connectivity related to MIPI IP
I started my career as an R&D engineer for embedded systems, then transitioned into applications engineering and product marketing roles in the semiconductor industry. With my systems knowledge, I have led many IC design wins that have enabled portable applications such as cellular phones, digital cameras and eBooks.
What intrigues me about the mobile electronics market is how rapid technological innovations, economic forces and changing consumer preferences drive market direction. Let’s explore these developments together.
– Hezi Saar