Digital television semiconductors to generate $7.7 bln by 2010

The two hottest consumer semiconductor markets worldwide are digital television (DTV) and compressed audio/portable media players, IDC says. The DTV semiconductor market is expected to grow worldwide at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18% and reach $7.7 bln in 2010. The compressed audio and PMP semiconductor market will even grow at a faster CAGR (28%) and pass the $8 bln mark in 2010.