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Market Trends: Semiconductor Vendors Must Broaden Their Distribution Partnerships to Grow in the IoT Market

Published: 07 November 2016

ID: G00295422

Analyst(s): Masatsune Yamaji


Strategic planners at semiconductor chip vendors need to forge partnerships with semiconductor distributors that go beyond the traditional semiconductor distribution activity, including joint development and marketing of solutions targeting the IoT market.

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Market Trend

  • Semiconductor Distributors Are Entering the IoT Market With Custom Solutions
    • Industry Consolidation Is Driving Semiconductor Distributors to Look at New Revenue Growth Opportunities
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Semiconductor Distributors Are Leveraging Their IT Solution Delivery Capability
    • IT Solution Distributors Are Playing an Important Role in the IoT Solution Market
  • Technology Trend
    • Semiconductor Distributors Will Promote IoT Development Boards and Custom Reference Designs Through Their IT Solution Delivery Channels
    • Semiconductor Distributors Will Leverage the Evolution of Hardware Production Environments to Create Tailor-Made IoT Endpoint Hardware

Vendors to Watch

  • Arrow Electronics
  • Avnet
  • Kaga Electronics
  • Tokyo Electron Device

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