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08.16.2011 12:00AM
In-Stat: Silicon TV Tuner Market Expected to Reach $750 Million in 2015

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.: The transition from older-style can-type tuners to silicon TV tuners finally began to occur in 2010. Today, the top TV set manufacturers are actually putting silicon tuners directly on their main TV chassis boards and many ODMs are using can-type modules that contain silicon tuners and demodulators. In addition, mobile video services in China, Brazil, and the United States are creating new growth markets for all-digital mobile tuners, which, according to new In-Stat will drive the value of silicon TV tuners to $750 million in 2015.

“Silicon tuners have finally turned the corner in the battle with traditional can-type modules,” says In-Stat’s Gerry Kaufhold. “The major name brand TV set manufactures have been convinced of the performance, reliability and roadmaps presented by silicon tuner vendors. An epochal shift away from cans is now fully underway, and the trend is picking up steam. Digital mobile services are taking off, and even mobile analog tuners are showing strong growth in less developed regions.”

Additional findings:
~ By 2015, nearly 80 percent of all new TV sets will ship with silicon tuners built in.
~ Silicon tuner shipments into Latin America will grow at compound annual growth rate of 30.5 percent.
~ In North America, silicon tuners built into TV sets, will grow with a CAGR of 22.5 percent through 2015.
~ Many European TV sets already include silicon TV tuners, and expected growth will push the number of units shipped to nearly 36 million in 2015.
~ In the cable TV space, Broadcom’s Full Band Capture technologies will help bring an expanding range of

In-Stat looked at six product categories that use silicon tuners: Cable set-top boxes, satellite STBs, digital and analog mobile TV devices, PC-TVs, and TV sets.



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