Rising global GDP will lift the electronics industry next year, says IC Insights.
ICs will grow at 6% in 2013 and will have a 7.4% CAGR between 2011 and 2016 – more than twice the 3.3% CAGR of the 2006-11 period.
From the 2.6% world GDP growth this year, 2013 GDP is expected to rise to 3.2%.
Electronic systems sales grew only 3% this year but will grow 5% next year with communications becoming the biggest sector.
Communications grew 6% this year, driven by the sale of 750m smartphones, while computers grew only 1% in 2012.