In the report, 'Microcontroller Market by Application (Automotive, Industrial, Consumer Goods, Communications, Computer), by Product Type (8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit), Industry trends, estimation & forecast, 2015 - 2024', the global Microcontroller market was valued at $9.80bn in 2016, and is projected to reach $18.8bn by 2024, growing at a CAGR of 8.6% from 2017 to 2024.
In 2016, the 32-bit microcontroller segment generated the highest revenue share in the global microcontroller market. Among major regions, Asia Pacific microcontroller market was the highest revenue generating market valued at $3.76bn in 2016.
The rapidly growing automotive industry is expected to be the key driver of the market over the forecast period. Additionally, a high degree of competition in the industry has resulted in the price reduction, which is expected to further boost the market growth. Moreover, the emphasis on the implementation of energy efficient solutions for both discrete and process industries will propel the sustainable manufacturing in industrial automation for a more efficient process.
The 32-bit microcontroller is expected to exhibit the highest growth over the forecast period
On the basis of product type, the microcontroller market is segmented into 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit. The increasing popularity of 32-bit microcontrollers owing to the decrease in the unit price of the product is expected to drive the very industry.
The emerging segments, such as automotive, communications, consumer devices, and industrial, are driving the growth of the 32-bit MCU industry over the projected period and are expected to have a greater share of the sales throughout the forecast period.
The 32-bit MCU market earned a revenue $3.68bn in 2016 growing at the highest CAGR of 10.2% during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific region dominated the microcontroller market in 2016 and is expected to lead the market throughout the forecast period
The Asia-pacific region generated a revenue of $3.76bn in 2016. It is expected to lead the market throughout the forecast period, earning a revenue of $7.35bn in 2024 and growing with a CAGR of 8.8%.
Global microcontroller market, by geography, $billion (2016)
The multiplication of startup businesses in the emerging economies, such as India, China, Singapore and Taiwan that offer basic controller services along with innovative add-on services and products, such as insurance, GPS navigation, and entertainment systems, are some of the major factors attributing to the growth of the industry.
Automotive microcontroller segment is supposed to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period
The increasing applications in the automotive industry are expected to lead to a significant growth of microcontroller market. The segment led the market garnering a revenue of $3.06bn in 2016 and is expected to have the highest CAGR of 8.8% during the forecast period of 2016-2024. The industry is expected to have a significant growth specifically in the Advanced Driver Assistance System as the technology uses image sensors to improve the driver’s safety by offering features including lane departure warning, parking assistance, and collision avoidance systems.
Key findings of global microcontroller market
Some of the key market players operating in the industry are Renesas, Microchip Technology, NXP Semiconductor, Texas Instruments, STMicroelectronics, Infineon Technologies, Fujitsu Semiconductor, Cypress Semiconductor, ARM, and Panasonic. Major companies such as Fujitsu Semiconductor is accelerating its globalisation programmes with frequent mergers and acquisitions worldwide.
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