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Forecast Overview: Wearable Electronics Production and Semiconductors, Worldwide, 2016

Published: 01 July 2016

ID: G00296364

Analyst(s): Michele Reitz, Angela McIntyre


The wearables semiconductor market will grow from $1.49 billion in 2015 to $4.61 billion in 2020. Product marketing executives at semiconductor and equipment providers should evaluate this market, focusing on four categories of wearables, including smartwatches and fitness devices.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Companion Documents

Market Description

  • Wearables Semiconductor Revenue Increases Without a "Killer App"

Foundational Assumptions

  • Features and Functions
  • System Design
  • Functional Integration
  • Technology Node
  • Device and Package Design
  • Pricing Dynamics
  • Regulations and Standards

Market Model or Methodology

  • Wearables Segmentation
  • Market Model
  • Forecast Components
    • Electronic Equipment Unit Production
    • Semiconductor Device Unit Content
    • Semiconductor Device ASPs
  • Influencing Factors
    • Electronic Equipment Inventory
    • Channel Demand and End-Market Demand
    • Electronic Equipment Price Point
    • Enterprise and Consumer Spending
    • Macroeconomic, Geopolitical and Demographic Factors
    • System Design and Functional Integration
    • Features and Functions
    • Regulation and Standards
    • Device and Package Design
    • Technology Node
    • Capital Spending and Manufacturing Utilization
    • Semiconductor Industry Structure and R&D Spending
    • Pricing Dynamics
    • Cost Reduction and Supply and Demand
    • Chip Inventory
  • Connections
    • Enterprise and Consumer Spending > Channel and End-Market Demand
    • Features and Functions > System Design
    • Device and Package Design > Functional Integration
    • Technology Node > Device and Package Design > Functional Integration
    • Device and Package Design > Features and Functions
    • Technology Node > Cost Reduction
    • Capital Spending > Manufacturing Utilization

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