21 March 2011

Slowing growth of microelectronics segment in Q4/2010 ‘not a concern’

After a strong rebound in the first part of 2010, revenue growth in the microelectronics segment of the compound semiconductor industry flattened in fourth-quarter 2010, according to Strategy Analytics in its latest viewpoint ‘Compound Semiconductor Industry Review January 2011: Microelectronics’.

The viewpoint summarizes product, technology, contract, financial and employment developments in January for major microelectronics suppliers including RF Micro Devices, Skyworks Solutions, Hittite Microwave, Anadigics, Freescale Semiconductor, Microsemi and Cree addressing commercial and military applications using gallium arsenide (GaAs), gallium nitride (GaN), silicon carbide (SiC), and complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technologies.

“Overall, the compound semiconductor industry rebounded strongly in 2010, thus slowing growth at some of the major suppliers in the fourth quarter should not be viewed with concern,” notes Eric Higham, director of the Strategy Analytics GaAs and Compound Semiconductor Technologies Service. “The January announcements show significant product development activity that will serve to strengthen growth in 2011,” he adds.

“Results from some of the wafer suppliers were very strong and this also bodes well for growth throughout 2011,” notes Asif Anwar, director in the Strategy Analytics Strategic Technologies Practice.

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