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Market Insight: The Internet of Things Demands Investment in Legacy Semiconductor Equipment and Facilities

Published: 18 June 2014

ID: G00263691

Analyst(s): David Christensen, Dean Freeman

Summary

The IoT will generate nearly 700,000 new wafer starts per month by the year 2020. This creates a need for increased production from legacy fabs as well as $14 billion in legacy semiconductor manufacturing equipment over the next seven years to support the proliferation of connected devices.

Table Of Contents

Analysis

  • Impact on the Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Market
    • Communications Devices
    • Manufacturing Techniques

Background and Context

The Impact

  • The Contrarian View
    • What If the IoT Fails to Materialize?

Conclusion

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