Friday, March 30, 2012

2012 semiconductors in automotive apps

DUBLIN, IRELAND: Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2012 Semiconductors in Automotive Applications" report to its offering. While microcontrollers and automotive logic and analog ASSPs continue to drive the automotive market, new product categories are growing share, such as LEDs, image sensors, and power management.

Last year marked strong sales for the automotive community. Thanks to an ever increasing focus on improving gas efficiency and new generations of safety and infotainment systems, this market is expected to hold considerable opportunities for semiconductor suppliers in the years to come.

The year 2011 marked a major success for the global auto industry. Starting in the first half of the year most major automotive markets around the world began to show signs of stabilization and recovery, allowing for carmakers profits to recover. Then, in the second half of the year, sales quickly accelerated in areas like United States and China to the point where positive growth was attained for the entire industry for 2011 as a whole.

This study provides a comprehensive review and outlook for semiconductors consumed in the automotive industry. Forecasts are provided for vehicle production and semiconductor consumption by region, application, and product type. Market share is also given for the automotive semiconductor suppliers.

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