Microcontroller shipments to grow at 10.3% a year

Propelled by communications and consumer markets, worldwide microcontroller (MCU) units shipped between 2004 and 2009 will increase at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.3%, reports In-Stat. The estimated CAGR is referenced to microcontrollers’ stellar performance in 2004, when the industry delivered 6.8 bln units, (a YTY upside of 35%).