Discrete products to grow by 4.9% in 2006
Discrete products are projected to grow by 4.9% to $16.0 bln in 2006 and to $18.9 in 2009, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5%. Discrete components include power transistors and radio frequency (RF) transistors that are found in wireless consumer products. Optoelectronic device sales are projected to grow by 11% to $16.5 bln in 2006 and to $21.9 bln in 2009, a CAGR of 10.1%. Optoelectronics devices include image-sensors that are used in camera phone and digital still camera applications. Microprocessor sales are projected to grow by 4.3% to $36.4 bln in 2006 and to $46.0 bln in 2009, a CAGR of 7.1%, SIA says.