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Market Insight: Semiconductors in the Roomba 880 Highlight the Infancy of Residential Robotic Vacuums

Published: 22 August 2014

ID: G00269687

Analyst(s): Gerald Van Hoy


The teardown of the Roomba 880 reveals the use of off-the-shelf semiconductor components. As the robotic vacuum market grows, more functions will be integrated into the vacuums. Semiconductor product managers should anticipate changes in designs and expect more-complex semiconductor content.

Table Of Contents
  • Recommendations for Semiconductor Product Managers


  • The Residential Robotic Vacuum Is Still in Its Infancy, but It Is Not Considered a Novelty Anymore

Background and Context

  • Teardown of the Roomba 880 Shows a Need for More Functionality and Features

The Impact

  • Residential Robotic Vacuums Are Evolving
    • Use-Case Scenario


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