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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 (idc.com).

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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