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Video Surveillance Semiconductor Market to Grow Rapidly, Surpassing $2 Billion by 2012 Print E-mail

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 4, 2008—Recent research from MultiMedia Intelligence ( projects the video surveillance semiconductor market will pass $2 Billion by 2012.  The opportunity for semiconductors in video surveillance is driven by both top-line unit growth in the surveillance market, as well as an  on-going shift to digital and networked video surveillance.  The trend toward IP-based video surveillance equipment ushers in an innovation and technology race that favors sustained semiconductor value.

”The CCTV camera segment is currently the largest semiconductor segment, due to size of the CCTV camera market,” according to Mark Kirstein, President of MultiMedia Intelligence.  “However, by 2012, DVR/NVR equipment will become the largest semiconductor opportunity.  This will be followed closely by IP/Networked surveillance cameras as they surpass CCTV cameras to become second largest semiconductor opportunity within video surveillance.”

MultiMedia Intelligence’s new research also found:

  • Competition among semiconductor companies is fierce. Companies, such as Texas Instruments and Techwell, have established a strong position in their target segments.  A new wave of competitors though Aptina, NextChip, OmniVision, PentaMicro, Pixim, and Stretch, are positioning themselves in the key growth semiconductor product categories of video processing/Codecs and image sensors.
  • Equipment manufacturers are introducing higher resolution cameras; particularly in the IP camera market.  The new “HD” cameras promise higher resolution and digital zoom.  However, limited network bandwidth and storage capacity are a major factor constraining this trend. 
  • Advanced codecs, such as H.264, are already emerging and will offset some of the bandwidth and storage concerns.
  • PoE has quickly emerged as a must-have feature for nearly all new professional IP camera introductions.

 “Internet Protocol (IP)/Networked Video Surveillance Market: Equipment, Technology & Semiconductors” analyzes the IP/Networked surveillance market within the context of the broader video surveillance industry.  The research examines the value chain from end-users to distribution/sales, integrators, equipment manufacturers, software vendors, and semiconductor providers.  Our expertise is based on years of researching the physical security, digital camera and semiconductor markets. The report forecasts and segments markets by product category, including CCTV & IP cameras, Encoder/Streamers, DVR/NVR, and surveillance software & video content analytics. In addition, detailed technology segmentation and forecasts are included for semiconductors in each product category, video signal processors & codecs, image sensors (CMOS/CCD), camera resolution, and network interfaces (PoE, Wi-Fi/Mesh, and others). Forecasts include units, revenue, ASPs at the equipment, software and semiconductor level by product type. 

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MultiMedia Intelligence specializes on the markets and technologies for delivering IP-based video to the 'nth' screen.  The company provides a comprehensive set of marketing & business development services to its customers.  We look beyond the classic ‘three screens’, which include TVs, mobile handsets, and computers.  We put markets into the broader context of the industry ecosystems that are converging and changing traditional business models.  MultiMedia Intelligence provides a unique, comprehensive perspective.