The automotive electronics industry is set for a strong year ahead, new figures reveal.
The automotive semi conductor market is expected to be boosted by 15 percent in 2011 due to communication, safety, telematics and green initiatives.
Electronics.CA Publications has announced a new report entitled ‘Integrated Circuits (IC) Market Drivers’, which revealed how the IC market remains closely linked to the health of the electronic systems market.
The report suggests demand for electronics systems will increase with an expanding number of end-use applications providing the stimulus for IC market growth, as global economies continue to recover.
The amount of semiconductor content required per vehicle was shown to vary depending on the make and model, as well as trim level, environmental concerns, and regional government regulations.
They found sophisticated electronic systems that were previously exclusive to luxury-class vehicles a few years ago have become more commonplace in mid-range and lower-priced automobiles.
Researchers have forecast for average semiconductor content per automobile to 350 dollars in 2011, and this represents a 15 percent increase from the 305 dollar average last year.
Airbags, curtain restraint systems, tire-pressure monitoring systems and other safety features are required on most new vehicles sold in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
It is expected the new requirement in Europe for cars to have tire-pressure sensors on all new cars sold after November 1, 2011 will boost applications of tire-pressure monitoring systems.
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