Dylan McGrath, EE Times(01/17/2007 2:42 PM EST) SAN FRANCISCO
— Fabless IC suppliers secured 20 percent of worldwide IC sales in 2006, more than twice the total fabless revenue share they had in 2000, according to a report released by market research analyst IC Insights Wednesday (Jan. 17).
IC Insights (Scottsdale, Ariz.) expects continued growth for fabless companies, forecasting that they will command at least 25 percent of the total IC market in 2011. This trend will be reinforced if large companies such as LSI Logic and Agere Systems continue to move to fabless or fab-lite strategies in coming years, the firm said.
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