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Forecast Analysis: IoT Endpoints — Sensing, Processing and Communications Semiconductors, Worldwide, 2015 Update

Published: 18 December 2015

ID: G00290486

Analyst(s): Gerald Van Hoy, Jim Walker, Michele Reitz, Nolan Reilly , Amy Teng , Adriana Blanco, James F. Hines, Nathan Nuttall, Hiroyuki Shimizu, Masatsune Yamaji , Jon Erensen , Ben Lee , Masao Kuniba, Dean Freeman


The growth of processing, sensing and communications devices within the "endpoints" of the Internet of Things will transform how we work and play. Automotive, LED lighting and home consumer segments will drive a major portion of the overall IoT semiconductor growth through 2020.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Forecast Data

Market Impact

  • An Ecosystem in Its Infancy
  • The Semiconductor Go-to-Market Strategy Requires New Business Models
  • Industrial Applications Will Be a Key Early Driver


  • Endpoints Market
  • Regulations
  • System Design and Functional Integration
  • Features and Functions
  • Consumer Spending
  • Developer Design and Behavior
  • Channel and End-Market Demand
  • Pricing Dynamics
  • Technology Roadmap


  • Forecasting Semiconductor Consumption by the IoT
  • Definitions
    • Definition of a Thing
    • Definitions of Major Functions/Device Types Used in Semiconductor Forecast for the Internet of Things

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