Steady growth for semiconductor used in Body and convenience applications
An increase in attachment rate of body and convenience applications such as keyless entry, automatic air-conditioning, power seat, power window and LED lighting systems is accounting for a firm growth of semiconductor content in the car.
Overall semiconductor revenue for body and convenience applications has grown by 6.3% in 2014 and is estimated to reach $5.4 billion by 2019. Among others, lighting systems are accounting for a sharp growth of optical semiconductors. Revenue for LEDs alone grew by 34% in 2013.
This market tracker examines the semiconductor market by ECU type and by ECU manufacturer in body electronics applicatons from the nbody control module to LED lighting through seat electronics and HVAC systems.
Key Issues Addressed
- What is the semiconductor spending of ECU suppliers like Bosch, Continental, Denso, Lear, etc?
- What are the growth drivers for semiconductor ICs in body electronics beyond LED lighting?
- How does the semiconductor content vary by vehicle segment (A, B, C, D, E & F)?
- Which body electronics applications will drive semiconducor revenue in emerging markets such as China and India?
- Do integrated chips (SBCs or LIN LED driver ICs) hold potential revenue growth against discrete components?
- How does integration of TPMS with keyless entry systems affect semiconductor content?
- Which other automotive applications would be possibly integrated in body ECUs?
Principal Analyst, Automotive Electronics & Semiconductors
Luca De Ambroggi is responsible for all aspects of semiconductor research for telematics, infotainment, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and related automotive applications. He also supports sales and marketing as well as strategic business development endeavors in the growing European automotive segment.
Senior Analyst, Automotive Electronics & Semiconductors
Akhilesh Kona covers the area of automotive semiconductor, with focus on advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and body electronics. He is responsible for market research on sensors and semiconductor content including various technology trends in the field of ADAS.