According to "RGB-243R Evolving Dielectrics in Semiconductor Devices" from Business Communications Co., Inc., the North American semiconductor dielectric materials market is estimated at $107 million in 2005 and is expected to grow at an average annual growth rate (AAGR) of 7.3% to $152 million by 2010. During the same period, the global market is expected to increase from $597 million in 2005 to $1,012 million by 2010. Over the next five years, the market for dielectric materials used in semiconductor fabrication will be driven by the growth in the semiconductor industry, especially near-term demand for semiconductor devices to power consumer products and personal electronic devices, and the increasing circuit complexity and density that mandates more interlayer and inter-element insulation per device.
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