High density packaging to grow 32% in 2005

High demand for digital consumer and mobile applications such as cellphones, Bluetooth, and digital cameras is driving demand for high-density packages, according to The Information Network. The total high-density packaging (HDP) market is projected to grow 32% in 2005 to reach 1.5 bln units, and a further 21% in 2006 to 1.8 bln units. The HDP was dominated by the Communications sector in 2003 and will continue to do so in 2008. The Communications sector held an 82.9% share in 2003 followed by the Consumer sector with a 11.0% share. Strong growth will be exhibited by the Communications and Consumer sectors to 76.4% and 18.0%, respectively.