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Competitive Landscape: Data Center Networking Semiconductors

Published: 08 January 2020

ID: G00451121

Analyst(s): Anushree Verma


New vendors and the increasing buying power of hyperscalers are changing the competitive landscape of the networking semiconductor market. Technology and service providers in this market need to understand this evolving ecosystem and how to differentiate in a changing marketplace.

Table Of Contents


  • Competitive Situation and Trends
    • Increased Funding Lowers the Entry Barrier for Networking Semiconductor Vendors
    • Increasing Buying Power of Hyperscalers Creates New Challenges for Networking Semiconductor Suppliers
    • OEM-Foundry-Direct Model an Increasing Threat to the Fabless Semiconductor Vendors
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Barefoot Networks, an Intel Company
    • Broadcom
    • Marvell
    • Mellanox Technologies (Acquired by NVIDIA)
  • References and Methodology

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