Gartner Research

Data Processing Semiconductor Application Markets, 1998 to 2003

Published: 27 December 1999

ID: G0083288

Analyst(s): Barbara Van, George M. Iwanyc


After declining in 1997, the data processing semiconductor market declined again in 1998, as the size of the PC semiconductor content continued to drop. However, the data processing market consumes almost half of the semiconductors produced in the world. The PC semiconductor market drop is partly offset by growth in other data processing areas for which strengthening demand is fueling a growing semiconductor. This report examines the data processing market in terms of its many segments and looks at the related semiconductor opportunities.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction and Methodology
  • Personal Computer and Workstation Markets
    • Market and Production Trends
    • OEMs
    • Systems Technology and Architecture Trends
    • Personal Computer Trends
    • Semiconductor Market Opportunities and Technology Trends
  • Server Application Markets
    • Summary
    • Definitions
    • Market Trends
    • System Technology Trends
  • Data Storage Application Markets
    • Summary
    • Rigid Disk Drive Market Trends
    • RAID Systems Market Trends
    • RDD System Technology Trends and Semiconductor Opportunities
    • Optical Disk Drive (ODD) Market Trends
    • ODD Technology Trends and Semiconductor Opportunities
    • Removable Disk Drive Market Trends
    • Tape Drive Application Market Trends
  • Printer Application Markets
    • Printer Market Trends
    • Printer Electronics Trends and Semiconductor Opportunities
  • Selected Input/Output, Dedicated Systems, and Other Data Processing
    • Audio Boards
    • Graphics Boards
    • Monitors
    • Copiers
    • Chip Cards

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