U.S. Leads with 35% Share in Electronic Design Influence; India is Fastest Growing

Electronic system design in the United States is expected to drive 34.9% of global semiconductor purchasing in 2006, amounting to $62.1 billion worth of chip sales for the year, according to new data from iSuppli Corp.’s Regional Design Influence Tool (DIT). This represents a 6.6% increase from $58.3 billion in 2005.

Japan is expected to maintain its second-place ranking in 2006, with its design activity generating 24.9% of worldwide chip sales, followed by Taiwan with 8.6% in the third-place.

China/Hong Kong is expected to achieve the largest growth among the Top 10 nations in 2006, with a 26.1% expansion. Electronic design activities in the region will influence 6.5% percent of worldwide semiconductor purchasing in 2006. 

India will lead all countries in influence growth rate as India’s electronic-design influence on semiconductor spending will surge by 76% in 2006, beating other fast-growing nations like Poland and Slovakia, which are expected to see increases of 60% percent and 53% percent respectively. India’s electronic system design work tends to be focused on wireless products.

Top 5 Nations that Influence Semiconductor Spending Via Electronic Equipment Design in 2005 and 2006 (Ranking by Revenue in Millions of U.S. Dollars) 

2006 Rank

Country

2005

2006

1

United States

58,311

62,143

2

Japan

41,883

44,432

3

Taiwan

14,006

15,342

4

China/Hong Kong

9,235

11,649

5

South Korea

10,396

10,673

Source: iSuppli Corp. September 2006

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