Gallium Arsenide devices to generate $3 bln in 2006

The Strategy Analytics predicts that Gallium Arsenide microelectronics device revenues will grow by 36% over 2005 to 2010, breaking the $3 bln barrier in 2006. Overall market growth will continue to be derived from wireless markets, with cellular handsets as the primary driver, over the next 5 years. Cellular handset shipments that continue to grow will be characterized by multi-mode and multi-band operational requirements. The added complexity of multi-mode and multi-band handsets will increase GaAs device penetration in handsets, offsetting ASP erosion.