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Virtual Reality Applications Usher In New Opportunities for Semiconductor Vendors

Published: 28 October 2016

ID: G00294884

Analyst(s): Ben Lee , Alan Priestley , Brian Blau


Virtual reality devices and the mobile and desktop platforms they run on are rapidly appearing on the scene. Semiconductor product managers targeting success in the VR electronics market must align their product portfolios, roadmaps and go-to-market strategies accordingly.

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Impacts and Recommendations

  • Delivering a high-quality VR immersive experience will place increased compute, graphics and data transfer demands on PCs, to be fulfilled by semiconductor product managers
  • Entry of new VR device form factors with diverse capabilities presents semiconductor product managers with multiple options for implementing customized solutions to meet customer demand
  • Users' need for immersive content and realistic interaction requires semiconductor product managers' commitment to new tool development and emerging industry standards support

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