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Forecast Analysis: Semiconductors With Integrated Hardware Security

Published: 15 October 2019


As integrated security becomes a standard feature of specific chip types, so the fortunes of the market become closely aligned with changes to the broader industry. Shifts in product mix have a greater impact, even as the penetration of integrated security continues to grow in all applications.

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  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Market Impacts
  • Notable Changes
  • Hardware Security Technology as an Element of the Semiconductor Market Opportunity Map
  • Influencing Factor: Cyberattacks Against Automotive Targets Will Increase Annually
    • Forecast Assumption: By 2023, every new vehicle featuring Level 1 automation or above will have secured intravehicle communications, increasing from less than 3% in 2018.
  • Influencing Factor: Incumbent Mobile Phone Networks Will Increasingly Push Into IoT Services
    • Forecast Assumption: In 2024, more than a billion IoT endpoints will be using 3GPP standards, including SIM-based security, up from 127 million in 2019.
  • Influencing Factor: Security Will Increasingly Be Recognized as a Specialist Capability and Outsourced Directly, or Indirectly
    • Forecast Assumption: Through 2023, 95% of IoT communication will be encrypted from the endpoint to the cloud service, compared with less than 40% in 2018.
  • Influencing Factor: Mobile (Contactless) Payments Will Extend Into Smartwatches
    • Forecast Assumption: By 2023, 85% of smartwatches will have integrated security in their wireless communications chip, up from 60% in 2018.


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