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Analyzing the Global Market for Microcontrollers

  • October 2013
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A microcontroller is a small, single integrated circuit that can be found in many different kinds of devices such as automobiles, DVD players, digital cameras, iPods, consumer appliances, cell phones, wireless radios, RFID systems, and many other devices. Microcontrollers are also popularly found in the field of robotics these days.

There are several microcontroller architectures and there are dozens of manufacturers for these as well. The most common types of microcontrollers found today are the 8-bit, 16-bit and the 32-bit microcontrollers. 8-bit microcontrollers are one of the most common one, with over 50% of all the CPUs sold globally containing 8-bit microcontrollers.

Perhaps the most important area of usage for microcontrollers today is their use in smart meters that make up the smart grid. The smart grid is a major market for the use of microcontrollers, and the growing investment in the global smart grid industry makes up a huge revenue source for the global microcontroller industry.

Aruvian Research analyzes the global microcontroller industry in its research report Analyzing the Global Market for Microcontrollers. This in-depth report begins with an introduction to microcontrollers. We look at what microcontrollers are, the classification of microcontrollers, design and programs of microcontrollers, applications of microcontrollers, the supply chain of this industry as well as an analysis of microcontrollers versus microprocessors.

Analyzing the global market for microcontrollers we look at industry statistics and industry forecast till 2016, industry sales, the role of microcontrollers in the smart grid industry through their usage in smart meters, in In Home Displays and in communication over transmission lines. We also look at the industry segmentation of the global microcontroller industry through application areas of automobiles, communication segment, computer segment, consumer electronics and the industrial segment.

An analysis of the major markets includes a look at the microcontroller market in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, as well as North and South America. Under Asia Pacific, we analyze the individual microcontroller markets in China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.

An analysis of the global microcontroller industry is carried out through the different types of microcontroller, that is the 8-bit microcontroller, 16-bit and the 32-bit microcontrollers. We also analyze the various impacts on the global microcontroller industry such as an increase in smart grid projects around the world, the impact of the economic slowdown on the industry, the use of microcontrollers in smart cards, and other factors are looked at.

An analysis of the major industry players wraps up this comprehensive report on the global microcontroller industry.

Table Of Contents

Analyzing the Global Market for Microcontrollers
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 and 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.3 Microcontrollers in Europe
D.4 Microcontrollers in Middle East and 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 and Profitability of MCUs
F.3 Use of Microcontrollers in Smart Cards
F.4 Growing Use of Microcontrollers in Automobile and Medical Sectors
F.5 Growing Market for MCU-based Touch Controller IC
F.6 Declining 4-bit MCU Market and Questions on Volume Pricing
F.7 Safety Regulations and 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 Microchip Technology
G.9.1 Corporate Profile
G.9.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.9.3 Financial Analysis
G.9.4 SWOT Analysis
G.10 Renesas Electronics Corporation
G.10.1 Corporate Profile
G.10.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.10.3 Financial Analysis
G.10.4 SWOT Analysis
G.11 STMicroelectronics N.V.
G.11.1 Corporate Profile
G.11.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.11.3 Financial Analysis
G.11.4 SWOT Analysis
G.12 Texas Instruments Incorporated
G.12.1 Corporate Profile
G.12.2 Business Segment Analysis
G.12.3 Financial Analysis
G.12.4 SWOT Analysis
G.13 ABOV Semiconductor Co Ltd
G.14 Elan Microelectronics Corporation
G.15 Fairchild Semiconductor
G.16 Holtek Semiconductor Inc.
G.17 Intel Corporation
G.18 Itron, Inc
G.19 IXYS Corporation
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
G.29 Zilog Inc

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) and 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 (%), 2012
Figure 7: Shipments and Sales of Microcontrollers for the Smart Grid Industry (in USD Million and Million), 2009-2016
Figure 8: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers for use in IHDs (in USD Million and Million Unit Shipments), 2010-2016
Figure 9: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers used in the Smart Meters Market (in USD Million and Million), 2010-2016
Figure 10: Major Players in the Smart Meters Industry and their Market Share (%), 2012
Figure 11: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers used in Powerline Communication (in USD Million and Million Unit Shipments), 2010-2016
Figure 12: Major Players in Powerline Communication and their Market Share (%), 2012
Figure 13: Market Share by Application Areas of the Global Microcontroller Industry (%), 2012
Figure 14: Sales (in USD Billion) and Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Automobile Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Figure 15: Sales (in USD Billion) and Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Communication Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Figure 16: Sales (in USD Billion) and Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Computer Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Figure 17: Sales (in USD Billion) and Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Consumer Electronics Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Figure 18: Sales (in USD Billion) and Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Industrial Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Figure 19: Global Microcontroller Industry Segmentation by Region (%), 2012
Figure 20: Microcontroller Industry in Asia Pacific, Industry Segmentation by Country, (%), 2012
Figure 21: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Asia Pacific (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 22: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Rest of APAC Region (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 23: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in China (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 24: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Japan (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 25: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in South Korea (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 26: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Taiwan (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 27: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Europe (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 28: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Middle East and Africa (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 29: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in North America (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 30: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in South America (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Figure 31: Industry Segmentation by Application Areas of the Global 8-bit Microcontroller Industry (%), 2012
Figure 32: Sales (in USD Billion) and Billion Units of Shipments of the 8-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Figure 33: Major Players in the 8-Bit Microcontroller Market and their Market Share (%), 2012
Figure 34: Industry Segmentation by Application Areas of the Global 16-bit Microcontroller Industry (%), 2012
Figure 35: Sales (in USD Billion) and Billion Units of Shipments of the 16-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Figure 36: Major Players in the 16-Bit Microcontroller Market and their Market Share (%), 2012
Figure 37: Industry Segmentation by Application Areas of the Global 32-bit Microcontroller Industry (%), 2012
Figure 38: Sales (in USD Billion) and Billion Units of Shipments of the 32-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Figure 39: Major Players in the 32-Bit Microcontroller Market and their Market Share (%), 2012
Figure 40: Investments in the Smart Grid by Region (%), 2012
Figure 41: Investments in the Smart Grid by Application Area (%), 2012
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 and Shipment of the Global Touchscreen Market (in USD Billion and Million Shipments), 2006-2016
Figure 46: Major Players in the Global Microcontroller Industry and their Market Share (%), 2012



List of Tables

Table 1: Major IP Vendors for the Microcontroller Market
Table 2: Major Electronic Design Automation Software and 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: Revenues of the Global Microcontroller Industry (in USD Billion) and Growth Rate in Percentage, 2005-2016
Table 9: Sales of the Global Microcontroller Industry (in USD Billion), 2005-2016
Table 10: Use of Microcontrollers in the Smart Grid
Table 11: Shipments and Sales of Microcontrollers for the Smart Grid Industry (in USD Million and Million), 2009-2016
Table 12: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers for use in IHDs (in USD Million and Million Unit Shipments), 2010-2016
Table 13: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers used in the Smart Meters Market (in USD Million and Million), 2010-2016
Table 14: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers used in Powerline Communication (in USD Million and Million Unit Shipments), 2010-2016
Table 15: Sales (in USD Billion) and Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Automobile Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Table 16: Sales (in USD Billion) and Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Communication Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Table 17: Sales (in USD Billion) and Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Computer Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Table 18: Sales (in USD Billion) and Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Consumer Electronics Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Table 19: Sales (in USD Billion) and Shipment Volume (in Billion) of the Industrial Segment in the Global MCU Market, 2005-2016
Table 20: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Asia Pacific (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 21: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Rest of APAC Region (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 22: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in China (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 23: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Japan (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 24: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in South Korea (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 25: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Taiwan (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 26: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Europe (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 27: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in Middle East and Africa (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 28: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in North America (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 29: Sales and Shipments of Microcontrollers in South America (in USD Billion and Billion Unit Shipments), 2005-2016
Table 30: Sales (in USD Billion) and Billion Units of Shipments of the 8-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Table 31: Prices of the 4-bit and 8-bit Microcontroller (in USD), 2012
Table 32: Sales (in USD Billion) and Billion Units of Shipments of the 16-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Table 33: Prices of the 16-bit Microcontroller (in USD), 2012
Table 34: Sales (in USD Billion) and Billion Units of Shipments of the 32-Bit Microcontroller Worldwide, 2005-2016
Table 35: Prices of the 32-bit Microcontroller (in USD), 2012
Table 36: Average Selling Price of the Global Microcontroller Market (in USD), 2007-2012
Table 37: Average Selling Price of 32-bit Microcontroller (in USD), 2009-2016
Table 38: Global Shipments of Microcontroller-based Smart Card (Volume of Shipments) (in USD Billion), 2006-2016
Table 39: Revenue and Shipment of the Global Touchscreen Market (in USD Billion and Million Shipments), 2006-2016




Companies Mentioned

Altera Corporation
Analog Devices
Atmel Corporation
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
Freescale Semiconductor
Fujitsu Limited
Infineon Technologies AG
Microchip Technology
Renesas Electronics Corporation
STMicroelectronics N.V.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
ABOV Semiconductor Co Ltd
Elan Microelectronics Corporation
Fairchild Semiconductor
Holtek Semiconductor Inc.
Intel Corporation
Itron, Inc
IXYS Corporation
Landis+Gyr AG
Lattice Semiconductor
Maxim Integrated Products
NXP Semiconductors NV
Silicon Laboratories
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
Spansion Inc
Toshiba Corporation
Western Design Center
Zilog Inc

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