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Market Share Analysis: Microcontrollers, Worldwide, 2012

Published: 23 April 2013

ID: G00246483

Analyst(s): Adib Carl Ghubril


The microcontroller unit market fell 6.3% in 2012, hampered by a sputtering automotive sector, a languishing consumer market and a hangover in industrial applications. This industry-lagging performance belied a continually strong 32-bit MCU sector that marked a clear shift in bit width preference.

Table Of Contents

Market Share Data

  • Market Share Data by MCU Bit Width
  • Market Share Data by MCU Application
    • Compute
    • Automotive
    • Wireless
    • Consumer
    • Industrial/Medical

Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis

  • Key Take-Aways in the 8-Bit Space
  • Key Take-Aways in the 16-Bit Space
  • Key Take-Aways in the 32-Bit Space

Top Vendors Analyzed

  • Renesas Electronics
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • Infineon Technologies
  • Microchip Technology
  • STMicroelectronics

Mergers and Acquisitions

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