Digital TV semiconductor market to generate $14.2 bln in 2011

Booming sales of Digital Televisions (DTVs) during the coming years will yield huge opportunities for semiconductor suppliers, with revenue from shipments of chips for this segment expected to double from 2006 to 2011, iSuppli predicts. Global DTV semiconductor market revenue will rise to $14.2 bln in 2011, expanding from $7.1 bln in 2006. Total semiconductor revenue includes the chips on DTV audio/video boards as well as those in other segments of the televisions, including the input/output circuitry, the drivers, audio and the power supply.