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Set-top box and digital TV semiconductors to generate $9.3 bln in 2008

The digital set-top box and digital TV semiconductor market will grow from $3.1 billion in 2003 to $9.

The digital set-top box and digital TV semiconductor market will grow from $3.1 billion in 2003 to $9.3 billion by 2008 - a healthy 25% CAGR, according to IDC. Although the market for low-end digital set-top box semiconductors is maturing, IDC is seeing a rapid transition toward higher-end designs which support advanced functionality such as digital video recording and high definition. However, a majority of this growth will be driven by digital TV.