Revenue from chips in small form factor hard drives to grow at 39.4% a year

Significant growth in the small form factor and mobile PC hard disk drive (HDD) segments will more than counterbalance flat growth in the desktop PC and enterprise HDD segments to accelerate worldwide semiconductor revenue growth through 2009, IDC forecasts. While the worldwide HDD semiconductor market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.

Significant growth in the small form factor and mobile PC hard disk drive (HDD) segments will more than counterbalance flat growth in the desktop PC and enterprise HDD segments to accelerate worldwide semiconductor revenue growth through 2009, IDC forecasts. While the worldwide HDD semiconductor market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.6% from 2004 to 2009, chip revenue in the small form factor HDD will experience the healthiest growth rate with a 39.4% CAGR over the same period. IDC expects, small form factor HDD chip revenue will represent nearly 25% of the market by 2009.

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