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MPUs and MCUs Battle for the Hearts of Next-Generation Consumer Products

Published: 19 May 1997

ID: G0045355

Analyst(s): Dale Ford, Jonathan Cassell


This report analyzes the market status and opportunity for 16-, 32-, and 64-bit microprocessors and microcontrollers in next-generation consumer electronics. Forecasts are provided for shipments of these processors in next-generation consumer applications. Detailed market shares are provided for shipments of major microprocessor architectures in this market.

Table Of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Advanced MPUs and MCUs Find Life beyond the PC
  • Potential Market Growth Puts Stars in Chipmakers' Eyes
  • MIPS Surges into Market Share Lead Past SH
    • MPU/MCU Market Shares by System
    • Digital Cable Set-Top Boxes
    • Digital Satellite Set-Top Boxes
    • 32-/64-Bit Video Game Controllers
    • Video CD Players
    • Digital Still Cameras
    • Digital Camcorders
    • DVD Video Players
    • Other Next-Generation Products
  • Microprocessor Architectures in Next-Generation Products
    • MIPS
    • Super-H
    • 68000 Family
    • microSPARC and Java
    • ARM/StrongARM
    • PowerPC
    • Pentium II
    • 16-Bit MPU/MCUs
  • Dataquest Predicts

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