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Competitive Landscape: Microcontroller Semiconductors, Worldwide

Published: 03 January 2014

ID: G00255524

Analyst(s): Adib Carl Ghubril


The processor core wars are over; ARM-based microcontrollers have taken the field in 32-bit architectures, certainly in industrial applications, yet skirmishes continue in specific market segments and industries. Product managers best able to elevate the battle beyond the CPU architecture will win.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situations and Trends
    • Architecture Trends
    • Application Drivers
  • Market Players
    • Market Segmentation Uses Two Groupings
  • The Future of Competition
    • Seamless RTOS Support
    • Ultra-Low-Power MCUs
    • CPU Commoditization
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Infineon Technologies
    • Renesas Electronics
    • Microchip Technology
  • References and Methodology

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