Market for Media Tablet and eReader Semiconductors Explodes in 2010 and Will Only Keep Growing, According to IDC

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Semiconductors empower Media Tablets and eReaders as content consumption truly goes mobile, providing OEMs and consumers with intelligence, storage, connectivity, and software

Press Release, 4/5/111

SAN MATEO, Calif., April 5, 2011 – Worldwide revenues for Media Tablet and eReader semiconductors grew over 2,000% to $3.3 billion in 2010 as semiconductor suppliers enabled original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to bring new products to market less than 8 months after the iPad launched, according to the latest consumer semiconductor study from International Data Corporation (IDC). With the arrival of Android Honeycomb, dual core processors, and increased bandwidth, IDC expects Media Tablet and eReader semiconductor revenues to grow by 120% year over year in 2011.

“The opportunity for semiconductors in Media Tablets and eReaders has exploded and semiconductor suppliers are scrambling to bring to market semiconductor and software platforms to enable these products,” said Michael J. Palma, research manager for Consumer Semiconductor research at IDC. “Beyond semiconductors, these suppliers are also providing OEMs with much of the system software as well as support for access into app stores, which is helping to dramatically shorten product design cycles.”

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