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Global Microcontroller Market 2017-2021

Global Microcontroller Market 2017-2021

About Microcontroller

A microcontroller (MCU) is a small computer on a single integrated circuit (IC) containing a memory, processor core, and programmable I/O peripherals. MCUs are designed for embedded applications unlike the microprocessors used in PCs or other general purpose applications involving various discrete chips. An MCU is an independent system with memory and a processor that can be used as an embedded system. Most programmable MCUs are embedded in other consumer products such as automobiles, cellphones, and household appliances. MCUs are sometimes also referred as embedded controllers.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global microcontroller market to grow at a CAGR of 5.03% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global microcontroller market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Microcontroller Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Cypress Semiconductor
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Microchip Technology
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • Renesas Electronics
  • STMicroelectronics
  • Texas Instruments
Other prominent vendors
  • Analog Devices
  • ARM
  • Holtek Semiconductor
  • LAPIS Semiconductor
  • Maxim Integrated
  • Panasonic
  • Silicon Laboratories
  • Zilog
Market driver
  • Increasing developments in IoT applications.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High price of testing microcontroller.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing introduction of open source MCUs.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Microcontroller Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global microcontroller market: Cypress Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies, Microchip Technology, NXP Semiconductors, Renesas Electronics, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Analog Devices, ARM, Holtek Semiconductor, LAPIS Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated, Panasonic, Silicon Laboratories, and Zilog.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is growing adoption of connected cars. Due to the increasing adoption of connected cars, their demand is expected to rise during the forecast period. Connected cars will have to support the highest level of security. Automotive MCUs, with their unique combination of connectivity, performance, security, and scalability, enable car manufacturers and their subsystem suppliers to decide new standards in ensuring a greener, safer, and more enjoyable driving experience.”

According to the report, one driver in market is growing demand for mobile computing devices. The consumer electronics market is driven by smartphones, tablets, notebooks, wearable devices. While the smartphone dominates the consumer electronics market, wearables observed a rapid growth in 2016. With the growing adoption of the wearable technology, a broader range of products is being developed. Consumers are looking for more sophisticated gadgets, and the growth of the connected world is driving the acceptance of portable and wearable electronics. Internet-enabled smartphones can be used for multiple purposes like reading the news, surfing the web, accessing social networking apps, and checking mail. The global smartphone market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.11% during the forecast period. The growth in the smartphone market will also propel the growth of the global microcontroller market.

Further, the report states that one challenges in market is high price of testing microcontroller. Consumer device applications are very price sensitive. Therefore, these devices are fabricated using older lithography nodes and are tested in parallel at high site counts. Leading-edge devices such as many having 32-bit MCUs contain embedded flash memory and need newer lithography nodes to achieve the required performance at an optimal cost. The device quality is crucial when applied to the automotive market segment.A key constituent to the cost of a test of MCUs is equipment utilization. There is a broad mix of device types and test insertions on a production floor. Thus, the automated test equipment power supply requires being flexible enough to support many outputs, a wide range of voltages, and varied maximum current capability.

Companies Mentioned

Cypress Semiconductor, Infineon Technologies, Microchip Technology, NXP Semiconductors, Renesas Electronics, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, ARM, Holtek Semiconductor, LAPIS Semiconductor, Maxim Integrated, Panasonic, Silicon Laboratories, and Zilog.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Components of MCU
    • Advantages of MCUs
      • Table Advantages of MCUs
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global microcontroller market: Overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global microcontroller market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global microcontroller market by application
      • Table Global microcontroller market by application 2016-2021 (revenue share)
    • Global microcontroller market by automotive sector
      • Table Global microcontroller market by automotive sector 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global microcontroller market by consumer devices
      • Table Global microcontroller market by consumer devices 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global microcontroller market by the industrial sector
      • Table Global microcontroller market by industrial sector 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global microcontroller market by others
      • Table Global microcontroller market by others 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Market overview
      • Table Global microcontroller market by type 2016-2021 (revenue share)
    • Global 32-bit microcontroller market
      • Table Global 32-bit microcontroller market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global 8-bit microcontroller market
      • Table Global 8-bit microcontroller market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Global 16-bit microcontroller market
      • Table Global 16-bit microcontroller market 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global microcontroller market by geography
      • Table Global microcontroller market by geography 2016-2021 (revenue share)
    • Microcontroller market in APAC
      • Table Microcontroller market in APAC 2016-2021 ($ billions)
    • Microcontroller market in EMEA
      • Table Microcontroller market in EMEA 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Semiconductor foundries in EMEA
    • Microcontroller market in Americas
      • Table Semiconductor foundries in Americas
      • Table Microcontroller market in Americas 2016-2021 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • Table Key leading countries 2016 (revenue share)
    • China
    • Germany
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global mobile computing devices 2016-2021 (billions of units)
    • Impact of drivers on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key customer segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing adoption of connected cars
    • Increasing number of M&A
    • Growing adoption of smart grid systems
    • Increasing introduction of open source MCUs
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Cypress Semiconductor
      • Table Latest developments
    • Infineon Technologies
      • Table Latest developments
    • Microchip Technology
      • Table Latest developments
    • NXP Semiconductors
      • Table Latest developments
    • Renesas Electronics
      • Table Latest developments
    • STMicroelectronics
      • Table Latest developments
    • Texas Instruments
      • Table Latest developments
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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