This IDC study identifies IDC's semiconductor research team's top 10 predictions for the worldwide semiconductor market for 2013. As in the past, some of our top predictions for this year are natural extensions of trends that began in 2012 or earlier. Several others are relatively new phenomena and have yet to gain the attention of the industry. Examples include LTE proliferation, NFC introduction in smartphones, and tablet encroachment into the notebook space, to name a few.
"Regardless, underlying virtually every new gadget or system trend in the industry is a vibrant semiconductor ecosystem that continually innovates and pushes the bounds of design and process technology. As the world economy recovers and consumer confidence returns, the semiconductor industry will see another year of dynamic change. IDC clients may benefit by adjusting their plans by taking into account our 2013 predictions," says Mali Venkatesan, research manager, Enabling Technologies and Semiconductors, IDC.
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