2 bln microphones to sell in 2005, 3 bln by 2008

The market for MEMS microphones is geared to reach 5% of the nearly 2 bln microphones sold worldwide in 2005 and grow to 15% of the nearly 3 bln microphones sold in 2008, a compounded growth rate of 240%. A similar growth rate in the speaker sector will propel the MEMs microspeaker market in 2008 with 500 mln units shipped, The Information Network reported.