Silicon TV tuner value to hit $750m in 2015

Staff writer
01 Sep 2011

Mobile video services in China, Brazil, and the US are creating new growth markets for all-digital mobile tuners which in turn will drive the value of silicon TV tuners to $750 million in 2015, according to a report.

The In-Stat report said 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.

“Silicon tuners have finally turned the corner in the battle with traditional can-type modules,” said Gerry Kaufhold, Research Director.

“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.”

The In-Stat report further said by 2015, nearly 80% of all new TV sets will ship with silicon tuners built in. Silicon tuner shipments into Latin America will grow at CAGR of 30.5% and In North America, silicon tuners built into TV sets, will grow with a CAGR of 22.5% 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.

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