Monday, April 27, 2015

Global Market for Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Equipment & Materials

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD): Global Markets”. The global market for physical vapor deposition (PVD) equipment, materials, and services was worth roughly $19 billion in 2013. The market is expected to increase to nearly $20.3 billion in 2014 and $26.4 billion in 2019, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5% for the period of 2014 to 2019.

This study encompasses PVD technologies and materials in terms of application, properties and processes. This research analyzes the major types of PVD systems and materials used to manufacture products in eight key industries. Applications are discussed, as are properties imparted by PVD. Trends in demand also are reviewed and their impacts on PVD are assessed.

Market drivers within each industry are identified. Materials deposited by PVD are analyzed according to basic functions (e.g., wear resistance, abrasion and corrosion resistance, conductivity and barrier protection). The value of PVD equipment shipments is projected within each industry by type of system. Material shipment values are projected, along with PVD service revenues. Technological issues and trends are reviewed, and other influential factors such as economic conditions and standards are discussed.

This report provides global market for physical vapor deposition (PVD):

  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2013, estimates for 2014, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2019.

  • Information about the current status of the global market for PVD equipment, material deposited by the process, and deposition services.

  • Information relevant and of interest to those in the microelectronics business, manufacturers of cutting tools, specialty packagers, maker of storage equipment and media, companies in the solar energy business, manufacturers of automotive and aerospace parts, medical device makers and those in the optics industry.

  • Comprehensive profiles of leading companies in the industry.

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications’ web site.  View the report: Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD): Global Markets“.


Global Market for Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) Equipment & Materials

Graphene in Electronics and Energy

The current overall graphene market is estimated to be between US$13-$15 million. However this will grow significantly in the next 10 years and is likely to be larger than projected figures from a number of market consultancies. For example, XG Sciences have over 600 customers in the automotive, electronics, battery and aerospace industries, and the company generated $4 million in revenue in 2012. Most of the major graphene producers have relationships with electronics and battery OEMs.  Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found

on Publications’ web site. View the report: Graphene in Electronics and Energy.

Driven by demand from markets where advanced materials are required, graphene promises to outstrip all current nanomaterials, especially in electronics and energy storage applications. Other markets graphene is impacting include aerospace, automotive, coatings and paints, communications, sensors, solar, oil, and lubricants. The exceptional electron and thermal transport, mechanical properties, chemical stability of graphene and combinations thereof make it a potentially disruptive technology for electronics and energy applications.

Applications are coming onto the market for polymer composites and EMI shielding coatings. Graphene-based conducting inks are also finding their way into smart cards and radio-frequency identification tags. China is expecting to bring graphene products to the market in 2014 in consumer electronics. Companies such as IBM and Samsung are pursuing applications for graphene in electronics and optics. Most major Li-ion battery manufacturers and electronics companies, especially in Asia, have significant research initiatives in graphene.

Many of the current and potential applications of carbon nanotubes may be taken by graphene, as it displays enhanced properties but with greater ease of production and handling. In this regard, carbon nanotubes may be viewed as a stalking horse for commercial applications of graphene. In the next 2-3 years there is likely to be graphene enabled-applications in ultra thin flexible Li ion batteries, large supercapacitors, water membranes, biosensors, optical sensors, solar cells and conductive composites.

The projected “killer app” for graphene has been identified as transparent conductive films for displays, but that is not proven yet. Enhancement of conductive inks and composites are viewed as shorter-term opportunities.In electronics, competition from silicon in semiconductors. Other competing technologies include sliver nanowires and carbon nanotubes as well as other 2D materials such as boron nitride, molybdenum disulfide, tungsten tungsten disulfide and germanane.


Graphene in Electronics and Energy

Friday, April 24, 2015

Solar Photovoltaic Technologies and PV Market Trends

2012-2013 was a tough time for most PV manufacturers, as they faced difficulties due to strongly decreasing market prices resulting from an overcrowded market and high total manufacturing overcapacities. During this period the industry was focused on securing short-term sales, and there was little investment in new equipment and R&D activities. But now the PV market is showing signs of renewed optimism. Investors are renewing their interest in PV start-up companies developing emerging PV technologies and applications. Equipment makers are finding new opportunities in equipment sales, either to increase production capacity in existing facilities or to build new ones. Big players, especially in China, are increasing their acquisition activities in order to secure a competitive advantage.

All of these developments open new opportunities for R&D funding, and the possibility to transfer R&D achievements into an industrial environment. At the same time, the increased performance and decreasing cost of PV components and systems will allow for new applications and wider use of  solar photovoltaic technologies  for electricity generation.

Although photovoltaics (PV) has reached a relatively high level of technological maturity, with many PV products commercially available today, strong efforts are underway to develop new solar cell technologies, to improve the performance of existing ones and to develop new applications for solar cells.

Solar Photovoltaic Technologies and PV Market Trends

Solar Photovoltaic Technologies

PV Market Trends

In this report, the PV industry’s main technology and market trends are presented, and the suitability of different PV technologies (crystalline silicon, CIGS, organic PV, etc.) for various applications is analyzed – with a focus on existing potential for further innovations.

For most conventional applications, where PV serves solely to generate electricity, it’s difficult to compete with continuously improving crystalline silicon technology, which dominates the PV market (>85% market share). Therefore, most developers of alternative PV technologies are focused on other PV functionalities (flexibility, color, low-light performance, indoor light performance, etc.) and on alternative application segments. Moreover, tandem and multijunction hybrid approaches, such as a multijunction solar cell, are also being studied.

The large number of process steps in PV product manufacturing provides great potential for innovative solutions: by avoiding, replacing, improving or adding process steps and materials used, a combination of many “small” improvements can lead to better performance and lower manufacturing costs.

Solar PV Industry ReportDetails of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications’ web site.  View the report: Emerging and Innovative Approaches in Photovoltaics.


Solar Photovoltaic Technologies and PV Market Trends

Analysis and Forecast of Nanomaterials for Electronics

According to a new market study, Nanomaterials for Solar Cells, Displays, Sensors, Lighting and RFID Market Analyses and Driving Forces, there is a myriad of applications using nanoparticles either on the market or under development. Considerable effort is being put into developing advanced defense applications for nanomaterials, which are unlikely to reach deployment for quite a few years to come but which could have a large impact on commercial applications. The scope and number of applications for nanoparticles continues to grow and companies are finding more and more uses for these materials.

The use of nanoparticles is set to escalate and the market has the potential to increase dramatically over the next ten years as more uses for these materials are developed and commercialized.

Nanomaterials are establishing themselves as a way forward for printed electronics in a number of ways. Inks using metallic nanoparticles promise higher conductivities and lower curing temperatures, nanosilicon inks may prove the best route to printed silicon, and carbon nanotube inks open up interesting new possibilities for ITO replacements, lighting and displays.

Nano materials will solve many of the business and technical challenges facing the electronics industry – particularly displays and semiconductors

Reproducibility and control are major areas of focus in the manufacture of revolutionary nanoelectronic materials

  • Manufacturing and purification processes for CNT and nano wires that offers high purity, control of properties, reliability and low cost

  • Designer molecules for self-assembly

  • Designer molecules and nano composites for packaging materials

Technology from other industries is being leveraged in the development of new or revolutionary materials

The value of materials will have much higher intellectual property content in the near future and the value of materials will increase in the next 5 years

The creation of new nanomaterials and their fabrication at the nanometer scale are the key technologies required for the development and applications of next generation miniaturized and versatile electronics and photonics devices.

We can define nanomaterials as those which have nanostructured components with at (less than 100nm).

  • Materials with one dimension in the nanoscale are layers, such as a thin films or surface coatings.

  • Materials that are nanoscale in two dimensions are nanowires and nanotubes.

  • Materials that are nanoscale in three dimensions are particles quantum dots (tiny particles of semiconductor materials). Nanocrystalline materials, made up of nanometer-sized grains, also fall into this category.

Two principal factors cause the properties of nanomaterials to differ significantly from other materials: increased relative surface area, and quantum effects. These factors can change or enhance properties such as reactivity, strength and electrical properties, and optical characteristics.

Nanomaterial in one dimension

One-dimensional nanomaterials, such as thin films and engineered surfaces, have been developed and used for decades in fields such as electronic device manufacture, chemistry and engineering. In the silicon integrated-circuit industry, for example, many devices rely on thin films for their operation, and control of film thicknesses approaching the atomic level is routine. Monolayers (layers that are one atom or molecule deep) are also routinely made and used in chemistry. The formation and properties of these layers are reasonably well understood from the atomic level upwards, even in quite complex layers (such as lubricants). Advances are being made in the control of the composition and smoothness of surfaces, and the growth of films.

Engineered surfaces with tailored properties such as large surface area or specific reactivity are used routinely in a range of applications such as in fuel cells and catalysts. The large surface area provided by nanoparticles, together with their ability to self assemble on a support surface, could be of use in all of these applications.

Although they represent incremental developments, surfaces with enhanced properties should find applications throughout the chemicals and energy sectors. The benefits could surpass the obvious economic and resource savings achieved by higher activity and greater selectivity in reactors and separation processes, to enabling small-scale distributed processing (making chemicals as close as possible to the point of use). There is already a move in the chemical industry towards this. Another use could be the small-scale, on-site production of high value chemicals such as pharmaceuticals.

Nanomaterials in two dimensions

Two dimensional nanomaterials such as tubes and wires have generated considerable interest among the scientific community in recent years. In particular, their novel electrical and mechanical properties are the subject of intense research.

a) Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) were first observed in 1991. CNTs are extended tubes of rolled graphene sheets. There are two types of CNT: single-walled (one tube) or multi-walled (several concentric tubes). Both of these are typically a few nanometers in diameter and several micrometers to centimeters long. CNTs have assumed an important role in the context of nanomaterials, because of their novel chemical and physical properties. They are mechanically very strong (their Young’s modulus is over 1 terapascal, making CNTs as stiff as diamond), flexible (about their axis), and can conduct electricity extremely well (the helicity of the graphene sheet determines whether the CNT is a semiconductor or metallic). All of these remarkable properties give CNTs a range of potential applications: for example, in reinforced composites, sensors, nanoelectronics and display devices.

b) Inorganic Nanotubes

Inorganic nanotubes and inorganic fullerene-like materials based on layered compounds such as molybdenum disulphide were discovered shortly after CNTs. They have excellent tribological (lubricating) properties, resistance to shockwave impact, catalytic reactivity, and high capacity for hydrogen and lithium storage, which suggest a range of promising applications. Oxide-based nanotubes (such as titanium dioxide) are being explored for their applications in catalysis, photo-catalysis and energy storage.

c) Nanowires

Nanowires are ultrafine wires or linear arrays of dots, formed by self-assembly. They can be made from a wide range of materials. Semiconductor nanowires made of silicon, gallium nitride and indium phosphide have demonstrated remarkable optical, electronic and magnetic characteristics (for example, silica nanowires can bend light around very tight corners). Nanowires have potential applications in high-density data storage, either as magnetic read heads or as patterned storage media, and electronic and opto-electronic nanodevices, for metallic interconnects of quantum devices and nanodevices. The preparation of these nanowires relies on sophisticated growth techniques, which include selfassembly processes, where atoms arrange themselves naturally on stepped surfaces, chemical vapor deposition (CVD) onto patterned substrates, electroplating or molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The ‘molecular beams’ are typically from thermally evaporated elemental sources.

d) Biopolymers

The variability and site recognition of biopolymers, such as DNA molecules, offer a wide range of opportunities for the self-organization of wire nanostructures into much more complex patterns. The DNA backbones may then, for example, be coated in metal. They also offer opportunities to link nano- and biotechnology in, for example, biocompatible sensors and small, simple motors. Such self-assembly of organic backbone nanostructures is often controlled by weak interactions, such as hydrogen bonds, hydrophobic, or van der Waals interactions (generally in aqueous environments) and hence requires quite different synthesis strategies to CNTs, for example. The combination of one-dimensional nanostructures consisting of biopolymers and inorganic compounds opens up a number of scientific and technological opportunities.

Nanoscale in three dimensions

a) Nanoparticles

Nanoparticles are often defined as particles of less than 100nm in diameter. We classify nanoparticles to be particles less than 100nm in diameter that exhibit new or enhanced size-dependent properties compared with larger particles of the same material. Nanoparticles exist widely in the natural world: for example as the products of photochemical and volcanic activity, and created by plants and algae. They have also been created for thousands of years as products of combustion and food cooking, and more recently from vehicle exhausts. Deliberately manufactured nanoparticles, such as metal oxides, are by comparison in the minority.

Nanoparticles are of interest because of the new properties (such as chemical reactivity and optical behavior) that they exhibit compared with larger particles of the same materials. For example, titanium dioxide and zinc oxide become transparent at the nanoscale, however are able to absorb and reflect UV light, and have found application in sunscreens. Nanoparticles have a range of potential applications: in the short-term in new cosmetics, textiles and paints; in the longer term, in methods of targeted drug delivery where they could be to used deliver drugs to a specific site in the body. Nanoparticles can also be arranged into layers on surfaces, providing a large surface area and hence enhanced activity, relevant to a range of potential applications such as catalysts.

Manufactured nanoparticles are typically not products in their own right, but generally serve as raw materials, ingredients or additives in existing products. Nanoparticles are currently in a small number of consumer products such as cosmetics and their enhanced or novel properties may have implications for their toxicity. For most applications, nanoparticles will be fixed (for example, attached to a surface or within in a composite) although in others they will be free or suspended in fluid. Whether they are fixed or free will have a significant affect on their potential health, safety and environmental impacts.

b) Fullerenes (carbon 60)

In the mid-1980s a new class of carbon material was discovered called carbon 60 (C60). The experimental chemists who discovered C60 named it “buckminsterfullerene”, in recognition of the architect Buckminster Fuller, who was well-known for building geodesic domes, and the term fullerenes was then given to any closed carbon cage. C60 are spherical molecules about 1nm in diameter, comprising 60 carbon atoms arranged as 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons: the configuration of a football. In 1990, a technique to produce larger quantities of C60 was developed by resistively heating graphite rods in a helium atmosphere. Several applications are envisaged for fullerenes, such as miniature ‘ball bearings’ to lubricate surfaces, drug delivery vehicles and in electronic circuits.

c) Dendrimers

Dendrimers are spherical polymeric molecules, formed through a nanoscale hierarchical self-assembly process. There are many types of dendrimer; the smallest is several nanometers in size. Dendrimers are used in conventional applications such as coatings and inks, but they also have a range of interesting properties which could lead to useful applications. For example, dendrimers can act as nanoscale carrier molecules and as such could be used in drug delivery. Environmental clean-up could be assisted by dendrimers as they can trap metal ions, which could then be filtered out of water with ultra-filtration techniques.

d) Quantum Dots

Nanoparticles of semiconductors (quantum dots) were theorized in the 1970s and initially created in the early 1980s. If semiconductor particles are made small enough, quantum effects come into play, which limit the energies at which electrons and holes (the absence of an electron) can exist in the particles. As energy is related to wavelength (or color), this means that the optical properties of the particle can be finely tuned depending on its size. Thus, particles can be made to emit or absorb specific wavelengths (colors) of light, merely by controlling their size. Recently, quantum dots have found applications in composites, solar cells (Gratzel cells) and fluorescent biological labels (for example to trace a biological molecule) which use both the small particle size and tunable energy levels. Recent advances in chemistry have resulted in the preparation of monolayer-protected, high-quality, monodispersed, crystalline quantum dots as small as 2nm in diameter, which can be conveniently treated and processed as a typical chemical reagent.

Eventually, nanomaterials are likely to affect nearly every industry in every region in the world, including the least developed regions. In fact, there is considerable optimism that nanomaterials will be instrumental in addressing some of the developing world’s most pressing concerns. Forecasts are presented to 2015.

Analysis and Forecast of Nanomaterials for Electronics

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications’ web siteNanomaterials for Solar Cells, Displays, Sensors, Lighting and RFID Market Analyses and Driving Forces.

Analysis and Forecast of Nanomaterials for Electronics

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Global Market for Fingerprint Sensors in Mobile Devices

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a new report entitled “Fingerprint Sensors in Smart Mobile Devices”.  Research Capsule group expects fingerprint sensors to join the cast of now ubiquitous smartphone sensors though market penetration will vary by device. With more than 10 billion smartphones and tablets expected to be shipped during the coming five years, related component volumes are expected to soar.

2014 was a watershed year for fingerprint sensors in smartphones. Apple’s iPhone 6 coupled with the company’s new mobile payment service with a touch-type fingerprint sensor is creating a wow effect among consumers. The use of biometrics for authorizing financial transactions has a futuristic appeal and an allure of improved security and convenience.

Apple’s competitors have reacted quickly to match Apple’s sudden mobile payment lead. Samsung, for example, recently unveiled its own payment service coupled with a touch fingerprint sensor for authentication. It was an expected move, and the company’s use of a magnetic-stripe compatible technology could give Samsung the volume lead. Now other smart device vendors are expected to introduce a similar set of features in their next iteration of flagship phones.

This new report examines current and planned usage of fingerprint sensors in smartphones and tablets and forecasts implementations to 2019. The report coverage includes the market breakdown by touch and swipe sensors, and sales volumes and revenues by region: North America, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.

The global market for fingerprint sensors in mobile devices is expected to become a multi-billion dollar market by 2019. While North America has been the key driver of fingerprint sensor adoption during the early years, adoption in the APAC region is expected to take the lead in 2015. Globally, the inclusion of fingerprint sensors in smartphones is reaching a critical mass driving it to become a mainstream smartphone feature in many markets. Research Capsule forecasts that 50% of smartphones sold in 2019 will have a fingerprint sensor.

Research Capsule believes that mobile payment will continue to be the primary driver for fingerprint sensors with the number of use cases expanding during the coming years. The volumes will be significant and though there are currently only a limited number of component vendors supplying the sensors, the flurry of activity is attracting both startups and established telecomm players to cater to this hot market.

Qualcomm’s recent introduction of its Snapdragon Sense ID ultrasonic-based fingerprint sensor could be a substantial disruptor to current component suppliers. The company’s wide industry footprint and relationship with most major smartphone vendors could propel it to a leadership position just as the market is reaching mainstream. Qualcomm’s entry into the fingerprint market was expected after it acquired Ultra-Scan several years back, but the demonstrations recently given at Mobile World Congress were impressive and shipments could happen sooner than expected. Other key competitors discussed in the report include AuthenTec, CrucialTec, Fingerprint Cards, IDEX, Next Biometrics Group, Validity Sensors, and Vkansee Technology.

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications’ web site. View the report: “Fingerprint Sensors in Smart Mobile Devices“.

Global Market for Fingerprint Sensors in Mobile Devices

Demand for Electronic Computing Devices and Specialized Applications Spur Growth in the Optical Coatings Market

ELECTRONICS.CA PUBLICATIONS announces the availability of a comprehensive global report on Optical Coatings markets. Global market for Optical Coatings is projected to reach US$13.2 billion by 2020, backed by surging demand for electronic computing devices, increased penetration of photovoltaics, and expanding applications for innovative coatings.

Defined as thin layers of materials applied on substrates for enhancing optical performance, optical coatings find use in the manufacture of flat-screen displays and lenses. Surging demand for consumer electronic devices especially smartphones are driving growth in the market, as optical coatings are used in flat screen displays of these products to deliver increased display protection, maximum performance, and yield superior esthetics. The transition to LED lighting is also expected to augur well for the market, as optical coatings are increasingly being used in LEDs to help improve performance. Also, demand from specialized application areas such as Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) and the optoelectronics sector is anticipated to encourage gains in the market.

Opportunities for growth also exist in the architecture sector, backed by the recovery in the construction industry worldwide. Growing government focus on developing renewable energy sources in the wake of rising energy crisis, and resultant investment in solar /photovoltaic modules, is fostering demand for optical coatings. In addition, usage of optical coatings will continue to grow in the military and defense sector, thanks to steady rise in investments. Growing prominence of fiber-optics technologies in various medical devices for effective diagnosis, monitoring as well as treatment, is buoying adoption of optical coatings in the medical field. Increasing focus on minimally invasive techniques for surgery and adoption of miniature devices, are benefiting demand for innovative coatings. Also driving growth is the increasing penetration of laser systems and ophthalmic lenses. Rising demand for automobiles, particularly in the developing markets, wherein optical coatings are used in displays on vehicle dashboards, also augurs well for the market.

The telecommunications sector is also spurring growth opportunities, thanks to growing demand for fiber optic components. Anti-reflection coatings offer significant durability and adhesion for optical fibers used in this sector. Escalating demand for infrastructure that is energy efficient is also driving the market for antireflection coatings. High quality nanostructure-based antireflection coatings are under development for enhancing the performance of EO/IR sensors and photovoltaic modules.

As stated by the new market research report on Optical Coatings, the United States represents the largest market worldwide, while Asia-Pacific ranks as the fastest growing market with a CAGR of 11.1% over the analysis period. Growth in the region is supported by strong industrial activity, rising disposable incomes, and increased consumption of consumer durables.

Key players covered in the report include Abrisa Technologies, AccuCoat Inc., Align Optics Inc., Andover Corp., Brewer Science Inc., Dontech Inc., Evaporated Coatings Inc., Helia Photonics Ltd., Hoya Corp. USA, JDS Uniphase Corp., Newport Thin Film Laboratory Inc., Optical Coatings Japan, Optics Balzers AG, OptoSigma Corp., Inrad Optics Inc., Princeton Instruments, Quantum Coating Inc., Research Electro-Optics Inc., and Zygo Corp., among others.

The research report titled “Optical Coatings – Global Strategic Business Report”, provides a comprehensive review of market trends, issues, drivers, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities of major companies worldwide. The report provides market estimates and projections for all major geographic markets including the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe (France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, and Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific), Latin America (Brazil and Rest of Latin America), and Rest of World. End-use sectors analyzed in the report include Healthcare, Military, Electronics, Transportation, Construction, and Others. Product Types analyzed include Transmissive or Anti-Reflective Coatings, Transparent Electrodes, Reflective Coatings, Filters, and Others.

Details of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications’ web site.  View Complete Report Details: “Optical Coatings – Global Strategic Business Report“.

Demand for Electronic Computing Devices and Specialized Applications Spur Growth in the Optical Coatings Market

Microcontrollers, DSP & IP-Core Chip Market

According to a new market research report “Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP-Core Chip Market by Type, Application (Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Communications, Security, Medical & Healthcare) and Geography (North America, South America, Europe, APAC, & ROW) – Analysis & Forecast to 2014 – 2020″, the Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP-Core Chip Market is expected to reach $41.69 Billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 6.96% from 2014 to 2020.

Technological advancement in the automobile sector has given rise to the Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP-Core Chip Market. Consumers are demanding various solutions in automotive applications such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), engine control unit, automotive infotainment, in-vehicle networking, and more, which has further lead the demand for microcontrollers. Smartphone market also witnesses the growth of the microcontroller market. Microcontroller is one of the important components in smartphone and is poised to witness major growth as the embedded processing is becoming more complex, which is further driving the market.

Increasing the number of wireless devices and requirement of wireless infrastructure are increasing the demand of Digital Signal Processors (DSP). Wireless communication requires high signal performance at reduced power consumption, which has eventually enhanced the multi-core DSP market. IP video surveillance also drives the demand of DSPs that provide features such as remote monitoring, lower cost installation, and centralized backup and storage.

The report’s detailed segmentations by product type, core type, IP nature, customization, applications, and geography cover all the existing and emerging technologies in the Microcontrollers, DSPs, & IP core chips market. Microcontroller market segmented by type, 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit. DSP market segmented by product segments and core types, Product segment of DSP consists of general purpose DSP, application specific DSP, and programmable (FPGA & PLD) DSP; the core type segment consists of single-core DSP processor and multi-core DSP processor. IP-core chips market segmented by IP nature and customization, IP nature consists of soft core and hard cores. Customization segment consists of standard IP core and customizable IP core.

The application segmentation of the market covers all the major applications such as automotive and transportation, consumer electronics, industrial building and home, security, communications, and medical and healthcare market in detail.

One of the objectives of the research study was to analyze the market trends for each of the microcontrollers, DSPs, and IP core chips products segments; and the growth rates of the various product segments.

Apart from market segmentation, the report also includes in depth analysis such as Porter’s five force analysis, value chain with detailed process flow diagram, and market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the microcontroller, DSPs, & IP core chips market.

Microcontrollers, DSP & IP-Core Chip Market Report

DSP IP-Core Chip Market ReportDetails of the new report, table of contents and ordering information can be found on Publications’ web site.  View the report: Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP-Core Chip Market by Type, Application (Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Communications, Security, Medical & Healthcare) and Geography (North America, South America, Europe, APAC, & ROW) – Analysis & Forecast to 2014 – 2020

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