In-Stat: H.264 Decoder IC Market to Grow 20 Percent Yearly Through 2013
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.: In-Stat sees a future for H.264 decoder chips. Satellite set
top boxes continue to be the largest market for H.264 decoder integrated
circuits, the market researcher said. Also more DTVs are using H.264 decoder
ICs rather than just MPEG-2 chips. As a result In-Stat expects H.264 decoder
ICs to grow at an annual rate in excess of 20 percent through 2013.
“Advanced compression, such as H.264, is becoming increasingly popular due to
its lower bit rate and smaller file size that especially helps networked video
solutions,” says Michelle Abraham of In-Stat. “The proliferation of video
applications, such as user-generated content and online video streaming, embedded
DVRs and mobile video are serving to increase demand for low cost, high-quality
In-Stat said global H.264 chip unit shipments would increase by 51 percent in
2010 over 2009. Broadcom was the largest supplier of H.264 chips for the
satellite set-top market. ST Microelectronics rules with regard to the SD
MPEG-2 cable set-top market. MediaTek owns DVD decoders. Renesas lead Blu-ray
SoCs in 2009.