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Market Trends: Internet of Things Will Increase Semiconductor Content in New Smart Building Controls

Published: 03 September 2014

ID: G00263694

Analyst(s): Steve Ohr, Masatsune Yamaji


The energy efficiency — as well as occupant comfort — of smart building systems will depend on increasingly granular monitoring and control. As a business strategy, wireless sensor node suppliers need to utilize low-cost semiconductor components and connect them with the Internet of Things.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Smart Building Systems Reflect Granularity in Monitoring and Control
    • Energy Management Systems
    • HVAC Systems
    • Lighting Controls
    • Elevator Controls
    • Fire Detection and Response
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Smart Buildings Become Extensions of the Smart Grid
  • Technology Trend
    • Semiconductor Technology Enables Greater Monitoring and Control Precision

Contrarian View

  • The Tower of Babel Was a Smart Building

Vendors to Watch


  • What Makes a Smart Building "Smart"

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