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Competitive Landscape: Semiconductor Companies Prepare to Battle for Supremacy in the Internet of Things

Published: 13 January 2014

ID: G00257930

Analyst(s): Adib Carl Ghubril, Alfonso Velosa , Mark Hung


As the Internet of Things hype continues to intensify, many more semiconductor firms will invest in solutions and ecosystems for this nascent market. Currently, Gartner ranks Texas Instruments and Freescale as leaders based on their production chips; in the long term, it'd be wise to monitor Intel.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Traditional High Volume Semiconductor Markets Have Matured
    • The IoT Has Arrived: It Is Heterogeneous
    • IoT Standards Remain Nascent
  • Market Players
  • The Future of Competition
    • IoT Architecture Is Still Evolving
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Texas Instruments
    • Freescale
    • Atmel
    • Intel
    • Qualcomm
  • References and Methodology

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