Compact integrated semiconductors capable of performing multiple different computing functions are finding demand as part of the trend towards ever-smaller mobile devices, reports iSuppli.
The technology market analyst explains that products such as the Apple iPad which offer highly compact computing solutions have made manufacturers require increasingly tiny semiconductors to support different processing tasks.
Among them is the move towards integrated graphics processing, with 80 per cent of notebooks shipped in 2014 expected to be equipped with graphical microprocessors.
This compares with the current market penetration of around one in three, according to figures compiled by iSuppli.
A steady rise is anticipated towards the 80 per cent figure, with graphics-enabled microprocessors expected to account for the majority of new shipments from around 2011 onwards.
Pike Research recently noted the importance of Moore's Law - which governs the miniaturisation of processors - in the green data centre market.
"Taming Moore's Law" was one of seven issues listed by the analyst in a report on the trends currently shaping the green data centre industry.