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VoIP chip market up 40%; TI still leader

A new report from technology research giant IDC, the VoIP-specific chip market grew more than 40% in 2004 over 2003.Entitled Worldwide VoIP Semiconductor 2004 Vendor Shares, the 13-page, (major ka-ching alert) $3,500 study says that the three largest VoIP chip vendors are:  1- Texas Instruments, which is especially strong in chips for PBXs and gateway sockets.

A new report from technology research giant IDC, the VoIP-specific chip market grew more than 40% in 2004 over 2003.

Entitled Worldwide VoIP Semiconductor 2004 Vendor Shares, the 13-page, (major ka-ching alert) $3,500 study says that the three largest VoIP chip vendors are: 

1- Texas Instruments, which is especially strong in chips for PBXs and gateway sockets.

2- Broadcom, which has a special expertise in chips for IP phones;

3- Mindspeed, which has a mind to grow speedily in the chip market for media gateways.

 "The migration to more efficient VoIP networks will continue to drive a strong revenue opportunity for semiconductor suppliers that are driving channel integration, software and lower costs in their reference designs," writes IDC Semiconductors research analyst Mario Morales.