SAN JOSE, Calif. For the first time ever, over one billion cellular phones handsets are expected to be shipped in 2007, according to IC Insights Inc.
Cellular phone handset unit shipments, revenue, and ASP for 2007 are forecast to be 10 percent, 3 percent, and minus 6 percent, respectively, according to IC Insights.
''Because of its lofty ASPs, Sony Ericsson is forecast to have higher cellular handset revenue than Samsung in 2007,'' according to the firm.
''Sony Ericsson cellular phone shipments are expected to surge at least 40 percent this year," according to the firm. ''Motorola is forecast to lose 4 points of marketshare in 2007. Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and Samsung are expected to each gain 2 points
of cell phone unit shipment marketshare this year.''
There's a different picture on the chip side. Since the IC market meltdown of 2001, the IC industry has registered a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12 percent, according to IC Insights.
The automotive, consumer, and computer IC markets have each displayed 10-13 percent CAGRs during the 2001-2006 timeperiod. However, the most
notable CAGR over the past five years is the 22 percent growth rate displayed by the cellular phone IC market, the firm said.