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Market Trends: Embedded Software's Growth Will Impact Competitiveness of System-on-Chip Suppliers, Worldwide, 2012

Published: 23 August 2012

ID: G00229796

Analyst(s): Ganesh Ramamoorthy

Summary

Embedded software is becoming vital in order to differentiate electronic equipment. Semiconductor vendors will find acquisitions, strong innovation partners and a new revenue model essential in the coming years.

Table Of Contents

Trends in the Market

Market: Three Key Trends Redefine Hardware-Software Role in Future Devices

  • Embedded Software Providers are Key Acquisition Targets
  • Design Service Providers Are Evolving Into Innovation Partners
  • Chip Vendors Will Soon Charge for Embedded Software

Contrarian View: Hardware's Role in Product Differentiation Will Remain Intact

Vendors to Watch

Conclusions

Recommended Reading

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