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CORRECTING and REPLACING Femtocell Semiconductor Market to Reach $1.8 Billion by 2013, Says ABI Research

CORRECTING and REPLACING Femtocell Semiconductor Market to Reach $1.8 Billion by 2013, Says ABI Research

Headline of release should read: Femtocell Semiconductor Market to Reach $1.8 Billion by 2013, Says ABI Research (sted Femtocell Semiconductor Market to Reach $2.4 Billion by 2013, Says ABI Research).

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As well as providing significant opportunities for carriers and OEMs alike, femtocells look set to be a lucrative opportunity for semiconductor vendors. A new Research Brief from ABI Research finds that the market is primed to grow from just under $72 million in 2008 to over $1.8 billion in 2013, at an annual compound growth rate of over 300% over that time period. The significant promise associated with this market is drawing more and more silicon vendors into this market, including large vendors such as Freescale and Qualcomm.

However, addressing this market is far from straightforward.

Vice president and research director Stuart Carlaw says, “Although there’s no doubt about the significant potential of this market, it should be addressed with great wariness. Semiconductor vendors will bear the brunt of huge pressures from price declines. In order to meet those price declines there is actually a paradoxical need to invest huge sums in designing optimized and dedicated silicon for the femtocell market.”

This puts silicon companies in the strange situation where it will actually cost a princely sum to get any where near the lucrative pot of gold at the end of the figurative rainbow, and that the decision to invest in the technology must be made at a time of uncertainty over the future direction of the market. Questions of technology, air interface, semiconductor approach, multimodality, integration, route to market, business model, and more all remain unresolved.

The new Research Brief, “Femtocell Semiconductors” ( _Briefs/103) provides a clear outline of the major semiconductor providers and their femtocell-specific products. It also includes a forecast for total value of the market for femtocell semiconductors.

It is included in the firm’s Femtocells Research Service ( Service), which also contains other Research Briefs, Research Reports, Market Data, ABI Insights, an ABI Vendor Matrix, and analyst inquiry support.

ABI Research is a leading market research firm focused on the impact of emerging technologies on global consumer and business markets. Utilizing a unique blend of market intelligence, primary research, and expert assessment from its worldwide team of industry analysts, ABI Research assists hundreds of clients each year with their strategic growth initiatives. For information, visit, or call +1.516.624.2500.

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