The telecommunications industry is now entering an exciting phase of development many refer to as the Internet of Everything (IoE), including Internet of Humans (IoH), Internet of Digital (IoD), and Internet of Sensors (IoS). The objective here is to bring more “smartness” to the way humans and machines communicate. In order for this vision to materialize, enabling technologies must be harmonized under a common paradigm so they can enable seamless experiences across various verticals. There are five key technologies upon which the IoE world is built, namely sensor networks, connectivity, processing, software platforms, actuation technologies, and big data and machine learning. Based on these building blocks, the Semiconductors sector looks at the strategic technology deployment across various verticals with unparalled technology granularity covering all WLAN and WWAN technologies and technology combinations, processing platforms including CPUs, MCUs, MPUs, DSPs, ISPs, heterogeneous computing, high performance computing, key sensor technologies, and sensor fusions targeting various use cases from motion sensing, environment sensing, optical, and image sensing, to acoustic sensing and biometric sensing.
The semiconductor market is large and growing with a wide range of suppliers. These include large semiconductor focused suppliers such as Intel, Texas Instruments and STMicroelectronics, multi-product suppliers with large semiconductor portfolios such as Samsung, Toshiba and Sony, and smaller niche suppliers such as Nvidia, Meditek and Marvell.
This market data product provides semiconductor vendors with a quarterly updated top level view of the worldwide semiconductor market and tracks market shares for the top 20 suppliers. It provides an independent analysis of the market helping semiconductor vendors to assess their progress in this area.