MPEG Video SoC Market Riding Along with the Consumer Electronics Market

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010
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Growth in shipments of various video products in the consumer electronics market, even in a year with economic uncertainty like 2009, helped the MPEG video SoC market reach over 650 million units in 2009, says In-Stat. Digital set top boxes, digital TV sets, and Blu-ray players had large roles in the increase.

“Overall, In-Stat projects the MPEG IC revenue in consumer electronics will grow to $4.5 billion by 2014,” says Michelle Abraham, Principal Analyst, In-Stat. “However, the current market is seeing several acquisitions play out, as well as a competitive shift among players as specific MPEG IC segments mature while others emerge.”

Recent research by In-Stat found the following:

  • Renesas (formerly NEC) lead the market in Blu-ray MPEG SoCs in 2009.
  • STMicroelectronics had 2009 market share above 60% share in the H.264 decoder SoC market for terrestrial set top boxes.
  • Zoran was the market share leader for MPEG-4 SoCs for Mobile CE Applications.
  • Worldwide H.264 chip unit shipments will increase by 51% in 2010 over 2009.

Recent In-Stat research, “MPEG ICs Grow with the Consumer Electronics Market” (#IN1004696MMT), covers the worldwide market for MPEG integrated circuits in consumer electronics. It includes:

  • Examination of MPEG IC markets for broadcast and professional applications, semi-professional and industrial applications, and consumer electronics–both line-powered and mobile.
  • Worldwide forecasts for multiple types of MPEG ICs for several types of applications through 2014.
  • Companies mentioned in the report: ALi Corporation, Ambarella, Broadcom, C2 Microsystems, Cavium Networks, Hisilicon, Intel Corporation, Magnum Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated Products, MediaTek, NTT Electronics Corporation, RealTek, Renesas, Sigma Designs, STMicroelectronics, Stretch, Sunplus, Texas Instruments, Trident Microsystems, ViXS Systems, Zenverge, and Zoran

For a free sample of the report and more information contact Elaine Potter,; (480) 483-4441