New on EDA Blog – 2007.06.29

Storage Software Market
The global storage software market recorded its 13th straight quarter of year-over-year growth in the fourth quarter of 2006 with revenues of $2.6 billion, a 3.1% increase over the same quarter one year ago. For the full year 2006, storage software revenues totaled $9.8 billion, growing 8.3% year over year.

Semiconductor Market to Grow Through 2008
Semiconductor revenue grew to a record $247.7 billion in 2006. In-Stat believes semiconductor revenue will continue to grow in 2007 and 2008. They forcast a mild average selling price-driven downturn in 2009 and a return to growth in 2010 and 2011.

Mobile Linux
ABI Research forecasts that by 2012, more than 127 million mobile phones will be enabled with a commercial Linux OS, up from 8.1 million in 2007. In addition, device shipments that incorporate Linux as an RTOS replacement are set to grow to more than 76 million units in 2012, up from nearly zero in 2007.

3G Femtocells Report
According to an Analysys Research report, indoor base stations (femtocells) are set to cause fundamental changes in the cellular industry and will drive fixed–mobile substitution.