Digital audio projection to become a $939 mln market by 2010

In-Stat forecasts digital audio projection to become a $939 mln worldwide market by 2010. The revenue in semiconductor content for the products is estimated to reach $335 mln by 2010. LCD TVs will dominate the unit volume of displays with integrated digital audio projection due to the size of the market. However, plasma TVs will enjoy the highest penetration. Digital audio projection will consume over 1,000,000 DSPs per year by 2007 and 100,000,000 array transducers per year by 2009. In-Stat expects that digital audio projectors’ initial price of approximately $1,300 will fall significantly over the next few years based upon a detailed analysis of the estimated bill of materials and integration trends.