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Ready-for-Development Semiconductor Solutions Massively Reduce Drone Market Entry Barriers

Published: 02 May 2017

ID: G00303111

Analyst(s): Brady Wang, Andrew Phillips


Personal drone providers are set to lose the first-mover advantage they had secured from high market entry barriers. Chip providers are commoditizing much of the hardware and software design. Technology strategic planners at chip companies must offer ready-for-development kits to remain competitive.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Reduced entry of drone manufacturing with ready-for-development solutions presents semiconductor technology strategic planners a diversified market opportunity
  • Ready-for-development drone solutions will create not only entry-level personal drones, but also advanced drones and provide an opportunity for technology strategic planners to drive new business in drones
  • By enabling drone ready-for-development solutions, technology strategic planners can create great opportunities for a variety of semiconductor components

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