Medical Electronics is one of the most fulfilling areas of electronics design and leads the industry with perhaps the most innovative use of analogue signal chain, embedded processing and sensing technologies and products. The medical industry is usually associated with high performance, highly accurate and highly reliable components. Imaging has a strong presence here with displays and multimedia embedded products such as DSP and FPGA. Also growing in popularity are low-power devices and wireless communications for mobile medical devices.
Overall, trends in medical electronics include further miniaturization, portability, wireless functionality, customization, and personalization. The clinical segment currently accounts for the great majority of IC sales with roughly 60% of the entire Medical market. Home & Consumer segment still remains the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 11% over the next five years. Both emerging markets and more established segments are expected to grow, with the entire worldwide medical electronics market projected to grow 12% from $139 billion in 2010 to $156 billion in 2011. [Source: Databeans 2011]
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