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Low-Cost Development Boards Will Help Increase Semiconductor Vendors' Chip Sales in IoT Applications

Published: 25 March 2015

ID: G00272037

Analyst(s): Brady Wang


Semiconductor product marketers should be aware that low-cost Internet of Things development boards or starter kits (supported by various sensors, open-source APIs and Internet communities) will be the prototype for future high-volume IoT hardware and will stimulate chip sales.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • Low-cost development boards and sensor kits, which enable startups and individuals to develop solutions for the IoT, will create significant growth opportunities for semiconductor vendors
  • Semiconductor vendors can benefit from the innovation of individual developers as they seek to provide their own low-cost development boards for the broad IoT market
  • Semiconductor vendors with appropriate sensor support will be able to stimulate more IoT innovations from individual developers and startups

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