Chip Growth

Jan 21, 2011 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s computer chip consumption will grow more than 25 percent in 2011 driven by growing information technology use and government measures to push IT literacy, an industry official said. In 2010 Sri Lanka is estimated to have used 260,000 chips, according to data by IDC, a market intelligence consultancy, Indika De Zoysa, country business manager for Intel, a chipmaker, said.

Last year IDC estimated Sri Lanka’s chip demand to grow by 16 percent.

“We are actually looking at plus 25 percent growth (in 2011),” De Zoysa told LBO. “We are optimistic.

“We also do a lot of things. We work with the ministry of education on content development.”

De Zoysa said there was a plan to promote laptops among teachers, and the higher education ministry was encouraging university students to use computers.

De Zoysa says Intel does not have exact data for its own market share but the most of the chips in computers that come to the country are from the company.

The firm has launched a new generation of ‘Core i’ family of chips which give faster graphic, multimedia processing capabilities.

De Zoysa says that Sri Lanka’s gaming community and music and video editing servi

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