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Cellphones, PCs push IC sales.

FRAMINGHAM, MA -- Semiconductor revenue will grow 18% in 2004, driven by stronger-than-expected mobile phone and PC shipments and increased capacity-utilization rates among suppliers, says IDC (

Unit shipments will grow in double digits this year and next for mobile phones and PCs, IDC forecasts. From 2003 to 2008, semiconductor sales will grow 12% compounded annually, from $160 billion this year to $282 billion in 2008.

Mobile phone shipments will surpass 530 million units this year, while PC shipments will grow 11%, to 152 million units. IDC expects double-digit growth in units for both markets in 2004.
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Title Annotation:Market Watch
Publication:Printed Circuit Design & Manufacture
Date:Feb 1, 2004
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