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Analyzing the Global Market for Microcontrollers 2015

Analyzing the Global Market for Microcontrollers 2015

Generally used in automatically controlled products and devices like implantable medical devices, remote controls, automobile engine control systems and other appliances, microcontrollers are like a small computer on a single integrated circuit. It contains a processor core, a memory unit and a programmable input or/and output peripherals. Microcontrollers are generally designed for use in embedded applications.

Since the size of microcontrollers are so small, it is much more economical to digitally control more devices and processes through microcontrollers. The cost of microcontrollers have decreased drastically over the years and nowadays they are cheap and readily available online as well. It is likely that in the future, MRAM could be used in microcontrollers due to its endurance and also due to the fact that it’s incremental semiconductor wafer process cost is relatively low.

Aruvian Research analyzes the global market for microcontrollers, which had achieved revenues of over $17 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach nearly $18.50 billion by the end of 2016. After the economic downturn of 2008-2009, the global microcontroller market has been experiencing a sudden surge in demand as there has been an increase in projects in the automobile and automation sections worldwide. Furthermore, microcontrollers are being widely used in smart grids around the world as well as in related industries such as powerline communications, automated meter reading, home automation, energy storage, grid security, etc. The role of microcontrollers in the smart grid industry is a major section that is analyzed in this research report.

The research report, Analyzing the Global for Microcontrollers, covers the data for the global microcontroller market from the year 2005 till 2016. The report begins with an introduction to microcontrollers, including classification based on MCU architectures, the design of microcontrollers, MCU programs, benefits of an integrated circuit, applications of microcontrollers, the global microcontroller industry supply chain, and a look at microcontroller versus microprocessor.

Analyzing the global market for microcontrollers looks at industry statistics and forecast, industry sales in USD billion, the role of microcontrollers in the smart grid industry, statistics of microcontroller use in In-Home Displays, in smart meters, in communication over transmission lines, etc. Microcontroller industry segmentation is looked at by application areas. Segment areas analyzed in the report include automobile, communications, computers, consumer electronics and the industrial segment.

An analysis of the major markets for microcontrollers looks at Asia Pacific (China, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan). Asia Pacific accounts for the majority of the global market share of the overall microcontroller industry, accounting for over 55% of the MCU market in 2014. We also analyze the market for microcontrollers in Europe, in Middle East and Africa, in North America and in South America.

An analysis of the industry by microcontroller types is carried out through 8-bit microcontrollers, 16-bit microcontrollers and 32-bit microcontrollers.

We also look at the major impacts on the global microcontroller industry such as the increase in smart grid projects around the world, the impact of the economic slowdown, use of microcontrollers in smart cards, safety regulations and standards worldwide, the growing market for MCU-based touch controller IC and other factors are analyzed.

Moving on to the analysis of the major market players, our research report, Analyzing the Global Market for Microcontrollers, analyzes 27 market players through a corporate profile, an analysis of their major business segments, a financial analysis and a SWOT analysis. Companies analyzes in the report include industry majors such as Renesas Electronics, Infineon Technologies, Fujitsu Limited, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Altera Corporation, Cypress Semiconductor, and many others.

Analyzing the Global Market for Microcontrollers is a comprehensive research report that is ideal for determining global microcontroller industry market size in revenues for the overall market and each market segment with respect to technology and revenues attributed to respective geographies; understand the core competency of the market players through company profiles; analyze the market trends and forecast for the global microcontroller market segments by technology, by end-user application market and by geography; and look at the strategic analysis of the competitive landscape and the general market overview along with market growth patterns in the global microcontroller industry.


A. Executive Summary
B. What is a Microcontroller?
B.1 Introduction to Microcontrollers
B.2 Classification of Microcontrollers
B.3 Design of Microcontrollers
B.4 Microcontroller Programs
B.5 Benefits of an Integrated Circuit
B.6 Microcontroller Programming
B.7 Applications of Microcontrollers
B.8 Supply Chain of the Microcontroller Industry
B.9 Microcontroller versus Microprocessor
C. Analyzing the Global Market for Microcontrollers
C.1 Industry Statistics & Forecast
C.2 Industry Sales
C.3 Role of Microcontrollers in the Smart Grid Industry
C.4 Microcontroller Use in In Home Displays (IHDs)
C.5 Microcontroller Use in Smart Meters
C.6 Microcontroller Use in Communication over Transmission Lines
C.7 MCU Industry Segmentation by Application Areas
C.7.1 Automobile Segment
C.7.2 Communication Segment
C.7.3 Computer Segment
C.7.4 Consumer Electronics Segment
C.7.5 Industrial Segment
D. Analysis of Major Markets
D.1 Overview
D.2 Microcontrollers in Asia Pacific
D.2.1 Overview
D.2.2 China
D.2.3 Japan
D.2.4 South Korea
D.2.5 Taiwan
D.3 Microcontrollers in Europe
D.4 Microcontrollers in Middle East & Africa
D.5 Microcontrollers in North America
D.6 Microcontrollers in South America
E. Analysis of Microcontroller Types
E.1 8-Bit Microcontroller
E.2 16-Bit Microcontroller
E.3 32-Bit Microcontroller
F. Impacts on the Global Microcontroller Industry
F.1 Increase in Smart Grid Projects
F.2 Impact of the Economic Slowdown & Profitability of MCUs
F.3 Use of Microcontrollers in Smart Cards
F.4 Growing Use of Microcontrollers in Automobile & Medical Sectors
F.5 Growing Market for MCU-based Touch Controller IC
F.6 Declining 4-bit MCU Market & Questions on Volume Pricing
F.7 Safety Regulations & Standards
G. Major Industry Players
G.1 Competition in the Industry
G.2 Altera Corporation
G.2.1 Corporate Profile
G.2.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.2.3 Financial Analysis
G.2.4 SWOT Analysis
G.3 Analog Devices
G.3.1 Corporate Profile
G.3.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.3.3 Financial Analysis
G.3.4 SWOT Analysis
G.4 Atmel Corporation
G.4.1 Corporate Profile
G.4.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.4.3 Financial Analysis
G.4.4 SWOT Analysis
G.5 Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
G.5.1 Corporate Profile
G.5.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.5.3 Financial Analysis
G.5.4 SWOT Analysis
G.6 Freescale Semiconductor
G.6.1 Corporate Profile
G.6.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.6.3 Financial Analysis
G.6.4 SWOT Analysis
G.7 Fujitsu Limited
G.7.1 Corporate Profile
G.7.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.7.3 Financial Analysis
G.7.4 SWOT Analysis
G.8 Infineon Technologies AG
G.8.1 Corporate Profile
G.8.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.8.3 Financial Analysis
G.8.4 SWOT Analysis
G.9 IXYS Corporation
G.9.1 Corporate Profile
G.9.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.9.3 Financial Analysis
G.9.4 SWOT Analysis
G.10 Microchip Technology
G.10.1 Corporate Profile
G.10.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.10.3 Financial Analysis
G.10.4 SWOT Analysis
G.11 Renesas Electronics Corporation
G.11.1 Corporate Profile
G.11.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.11.3 Financial Analysis
G.11.4 SWOT Analysis
G.12 STMicroelectronics N.V.
G.12.1 Corporate Profile
G.12.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.12.3 Financial Analysis
G.12.4 SWOT Analysis
G.13 Texas Instruments Incorporated
G.13.1 Corporate Profile
G.13.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.13.3 Financial Analysis
G.13.4 SWOT Analysis
G.14 ABOV Semiconductor Co Ltd
G.15 Elan Microelectronics Corporation
G.16 Fairchild Semiconductor
G.17 Holtek Semiconductor Inc.
G.18 Intel Corporation
G.19 Itron, Inc.
G.20 Landis+Gyr AG
G.21 Lattice Semiconductor
G.22 Maxim Integrated Products
G.23 NXP Semiconductors NV
G.24 Silicon Laboratories
G.25 Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
G.26 Spansion Inc.
G.27 Toshiba Corporation
G.28 Western Design Center
H. Glossary of Terms
List of Figures
Figure 1: General Architecture of a Microcontroller
Figure 2: Supply Chain of the Microcontroller Market
Figure 3: Manufacturing Process of the IC for MCU
Figure 4: Revenues of the Global Microcontroller Industry (in USD Billion) & Growth Rate in Percentage, 2005-2016
Figure 5: Sales of the Global Microcontroller Industry (in USD Billion), 2005-2016
Figure 6: Market Share of Microcontroller Use in Smart Grids (%), 2014
Figure 7: Shipments & Sales of Microcontrollers for the Smart Grid Industry (in USD Million & Million), 2009-2016
Figure 8: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers for use in IHDs (in USD Million & Million Unit Shipments), 2010-2016
Figure 9: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers used in the Smart Meters Market (in USD Million & Million), 2010-2016
Figure 10: Major Players in the Smart Meters Industry & their Market Share (%), 2014
Figure 11: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers used in Powerline Communication (in USD Million & Million Unit Shipments), 2010-2016
Figure 12: Major Players in Powerline Communication & their Market Share (%), 2014
Figure 13: Market Share by Application Areas of the Global Microcontroller Industry (%), 2014
Figure 14: Sales (in USD Billion) & Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Automobile Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Figure 15: Sales (in USD Billion) & Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Communication Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Figure 16: Sales (in USD Billion) & Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Computer Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Figure 17: Sales (in USD Billion) & Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Consumer Electronics Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Figure 18: Sales (in USD Billion) & Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Industrial Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Figure 19: Global Microcontroller Industry Segmentation by Region (%), 2014
Figure 20: Microcontroller Industry in Asia Pacific, Industry Segmentation by Country, (%), 2014
Figure 21: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Asia Pacific (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 22: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Rest of APAC Region (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 23: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in China (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 24: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Japan (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 25: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in South Korea (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 26: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Taiwan (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 27: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Europe (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 28: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Middle East & Africa (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 29: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in North America (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 30: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in South America (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 31: Industry Segmentation by Application Areas of the Global 8-bit Microcontroller Industry (%), 2014
Figure 32: Sales (in USD Billion) & Billion Units of Shipments of the 8-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Figure 33: Major Players in the 8-Bit Microcontroller Market & their Market Share (%), 2014
Figure 34: Industry Segmentation by Application Areas of the Global 16-bit Microcontroller Industry (%), 2014
Figure 35: Sales (in USD Billion) & Billion Units of Shipments of the 16-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Figure 36: Major Players in the 16-Bit Microcontroller Market & their Market Share (%), 2014
Figure 37: Industry Segmentation by Application Areas of the Global 32-bit Microcontroller Industry (%), 2014
Figure 38: Sales (in USD Billion) & Billion Units of Shipments of the 32-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Figure 39: Major Players in the 32-Bit Microcontroller Market & their Market Share (%), 2014
Figure 40: Investments in the Smart Grid by Region (%), 2014
Figure 41: Investments in the Smart Grid by Application Area (%), 2014
Figure 42: Average Selling Price of the Global Microcontroller Market (in USD), 2007-2012
Figure 43: Average Selling Price of 32-bit Microcontroller (in USD), 2009-2016
Figure 44: Global Shipments of Microcontroller-based Smart Card (Volume of Shipments) (in USD Billion), 2006-2016
Figure 45: Revenue & Shipment of the Global Touchscreen Market (in USD Billion & Million Shipments), 2006-2016
Figure 46: Major Players in the Global Microcontroller Industry & their Market Share (%), 2014
List of Tables
Table 1: Major IP Vendors for the Microcontroller Market
Table 2: Major Electronic Design Automation Software & Tools Vendors
Table 3: Companies that Design MCUs
Table 4: Pure Silicon Providers for the MCU Industry
Table 5: High Purity Silicon Companies
Table 6: Major Manufacturers of Silicon Wafer
Table 7: Major Chip Manufacturing Equipment Suppliers
Table 8: Companies Testing Semiconductor Manufacturing Flow
Table 9: Leading Packaging Materials Suppliers
Table 10: Distributors/Retailers for MCUs Globally
Table 11: Leading Original Design Manufacturers
Table 12: Leading ODMs and their OEM Clients
Table 13: Revenues of the Global Microcontroller Industry (in USD Billion) & Growth Rate in Percentage, 2005-2016
Table 14: Sales of the Global Microcontroller Industry (in USD Billion), 2005-2016
Table 15: Use of Microcontrollers in the Smart Grid
Table 16: Shipments & Sales of Microcontrollers for the Smart Grid Industry (in USD Million & Million), 2009-2016
Table 17: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers for use in IHDs (in USD Million & Million Unit Shipments), 2010-2016
Table 18: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers used in the Smart Meters Market (in USD Million & Million), 2010-2016
Table 19: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers used in Powerline Communication (in USD Million & Million Unit Shipments), 2010-2016
Table 20: Sales (in USD Billion) & Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Automobile Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Table 21: Sales (in USD Billion) & Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Communication Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Table 22: Sales (in USD Billion) & Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Computer Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Table 23: Sales (in USD Billion) & Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Consumer Electronics Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Table 24: Sales (in USD Billion) & Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Industrial Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Table 25: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Asia Pacific (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 26: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Rest of APAC Region (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 27: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in China (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 28: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Japan (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 29: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in South Korea (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 30: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Taiwan (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 31: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Europe (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 32: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in Middle East & Africa (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 33: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in North America (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 34: Sales & Shipments of Microcontrollers in South America (in USD Billion & Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 35: Sales (in USD Billion) & Billion Units of Shipments of the 8-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Table 36: Prices of the 4-bit & 8-bit Microcontroller (in USD), 2014
Table 37: Sales (in USD Billion) & Billion Units of Shipments of the 16-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Table 38: Prices of the 16-bit Microcontroller (in USD), 2014
Table 39: Sales (in USD Billion) & Billion Units of Shipments of the 32-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Table 40: Prices of the 32-bit Microcontroller (in USD), 2014
Table 41: Average Selling Price of the Global Microcontroller Market (in USD), 2009-2014
Table 42: Average Selling Price of 32-bit Microcontroller (in USD), 2009-2016
Table 43: Global Shipments of Microcontroller-based Smart Card (Volume of Shipments) (in USD Billion), 2006-2016
Table 44: Revenue & Shipment of the Global Touchscreen Market (in USD Billion & Million Shipments), 2006-2016

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