New on EDA Blog – 2007.07.13

Automotive Sensors Market
According to a Strategy Analytics study, the market for automotive sensors will reach $11.2 billion in 2007, a year-on year growth of 10.7%. Planned vehicle safety, performance, and feature enhancements are expected to drive demand for automotive sensor shipments to over 3.4 billion units worth $17.1 billion.

Fixed WiMAX
The majority of 2005 and 2006 WiMAX chipsets were Fixed WiMAX (802.16d)-compliant, with a very small percentage in 2006 representing chipsets used in early WiBro (mobile WiMAX-based) devices. However, according to In-Stat, Fixed WiMAX IC vendors have re-directed their energies towards Mobile WiMAX. Fujitsu, Intel, Sequans, and Wavesat have shifted their focus from Fixed WiMAX baseband focus to Mobile WiMAX. Sierra Monolithics and Analog Devices have also announced Mobile WiMAX solutions.

EPOS in Europe
According to a study by IHL Consulting Group, the PC-based electronic point-of-sale (EPOS) market in Europe/Middle East/Africa experienced a 4% shipment increase in 2006. The total value of new EPOS shipments is expected to surpass 1.8 billion Euros and the total installed base value (including shipments, hardware and software maintenance) to surpass 3.2 billion Euros in 2007 ($4.3 Billion U.S.).

Symbian OS Data
Symbian Limited, the developer and licensor of Symbian OS for advanced data-enabled mobile phones, recently released unaudited financial and operational figures for the quarter ended 31 March 2007. Below are some highlights from their release. [Note: Royalties data include both Symbian OS and UIQ (up to completion of sale of UIQ on 2 February 2007)]