Will autonomous driving remain on the horizon?
Real autonomous driving with limited or no human interaction is still many years away, according to analysis by Semicast Research. Almost every vehicle maker and seemingly every tech company has now announced plans to introduce semi autonomous and fully autonomous vehicles.
TI named leading vendor of industrial semiconductors in 2016
The latest analysis by Semicast Research has revealed that Texas Instruments was the leading vendor of semiconductors to the industrial sector in 2016, ahead of Infineon Technologies. Intel, STMicroelectronics and Analog Devices completed the top five. Semicast defines the industrial sector to include traditional areas such as factory automation, motor drives, lighting, building automation, test & measurement and power & energy, as w...
Automotive smartphone integration needs to evolve
Together, Apple and Alphabet have set the agenda for integrating smartphones with vehicle entertainment systems for nearly three years, in the form of Apple’s CarPlay and Alphabet’s Android Auto. However one of the events from CES 2017 was the emergence of a consortium of automakers coming together to back SmartDeviceLink, a technology which could present a serious challenge to Apple and Alphabet for automotive smartpho...
Could ARMv8-M become IIoT's leading microcontroller architecture?
The first microcontroller cores based on the ARMv8-M architecture, Cortex-M23 and Cortex-M33, were announced by ARM in November. In a connected world where everyday devices can be compromised to launch Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, these cores offer the IoT something new; Born Secure.
Continental and Bosch lead automotive ADAS vendor share ranking
Ahead of Bosch and Autoliv, Continental was the leading vendor of electronics for automotive ADAS in 2015. Collectively the top ten vendors accounted for almost 90% of the ADAS market.
Industrial semiconductor market to grow to $61bn in 2021
According to the latest analysis by Semicast Research, revenues for industrial semiconductors are forecast to grow to $61.5bn in 2021, from $40.7bn in 2015, a CAGR of 7%. Semicast has covered the market for industrial semiconductors since 2006 and views the sector as a series of markets within a market, each with its own trends and suppliers. This arguably makes it the most complex sector for semiconductor vendors to understand and support.
ARM at the heart of the IIoT
According to the latest analysis by Semicast Research, the number of devices available to be connected to the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) is forecast to grow to almost 2.5bn annually in 2021, from about 1.2bn in 2015, a growth rate of almost 15%. Similarly, the total available market for electronics equipment suitable to be connected to the IIoT is forecast to grow to over $930bn, from $675bn over the same period, a growth rate of about ...
TI leads industrial semiconductor vendor share ranking in 2015
According to the latest analysis by Semicast Research, Texas Instruments was the leading vendor of semiconductors to the industrial sector in 2015, ahead of Infineon Technologies. Intel passed STMicroelectronics to become the third largest vendor following the acquisition of Altera, with Renesas Electronics completing the top five.
Worldwide automotive entertainment systems vendor share ranking - 2015
According to the latest analysis by Semicast Research, Harman and Panasonic led the automotive entertainment systems vendor share ranking in 2015, ahead of Alpine, Bosch, Clarion and Continental. Collectively these six suppliers are estimated to have accounted for two-thirds of shipments to this market last year. The major news however is the growing influence of Apple and Google in the auto market.
2015 leading vendors of semiconductors to the OE automotive sector
According to the latest analysis by Semicast Research, NXP was the leading vendor of semiconductors to the OE automotive sector in 2015. Infineon Technologies passed Renesas Electronics to become the second largest vendor, with STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments completing the top five. Semicast estimates that revenues for OE automotive semiconductors totaled $28.2bn in 2015.
2014 worldwide OE automotive entertainment vendor rankings
According to analysis by Semicast Research, Continental and Bosch topped the worldwide OE automotive entertainment systems vendor share ranking in 2014, with both suppliers considerably ahead of Alpine and Harman Becker. Collectively these four suppliers are estimated to have accounted for about half of OE automotive entertainment systems shipments in 2014.
32-bit MCUs shipments forecast to grow at a rate of 10%
According to findings from the 2015 edition of Semicast’s study of 32-bit MCUs, revenues are forecast to grow at a rate of more than 10% a year from 2014 to 2020. Measured in units, Semicast Research forecasts the market to grow even faster, at more than 20% a year over the same period, with annual shipments heading towards 18bn in 2020.
Semicast announces its 32/64-bit silicon leaders of 2014
According to preliminary findings from the 2015 edition of Semicast’s Embedded Processing Service, Qualcomm was the leading supplier of 32/64-bit core silicon in 2014, ahead of Apple and MediaTek. The findings show the top three suppliers collectively held an estimated market share of 44%, with the top ten together accounting for more than three-quarters of the total.
NXP & Freescale merger set to dominate OE automotive sector
According to the latest analysis by Semicast Research, Renesas Electronics was the leading vendor of semiconductors to the OE automotive sector in 2014, ahead of Infineon Technologies. STMicroelectronics retained its position as third largest vendor, with Freescale fourth and NXP fifth. Semicast estimates that revenues for OE automotive semiconductors totalled $29.4bn in 2014.
Tech giants prepare to release navigation offerings
As could be seen at this month's CES in Las Vegas, Apple and Google clearly have the automotive industry in their sights. Both companies look set to bring their expertise to cars, with significant implications for drivers, makers and suppliers of car audio and navigation systems. Semicast Research has looked at how Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto could impact the market for traditional onboard car navigation systems.
ARM's MCU architecture to dominate IoT market, says Semicast
The Semicast study 'Opportunities for ARM in Embedded Processing' suggests that shipments for ARM in IoT applications are set to grow to about 12bn units in 2018, from fewer than 3bn in 2010 and under 1bn in 2006. Units for ARM-based MCUs in IoT applications are forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32% from 2010 to 2018, compared with 11% for ARM-based SoCs.
Continental is lead supplier of automotive under-the-hood electronics
Continental and Robert Bosch maintained their positions as the dominant suppliers of automotive under-the-hood ECU electronics in 2013, according to analysis by Semicast Research. In thrid place was Denso, with the top 3 suppliers estimated to account for half of the automotive under-the-hood ECU electronics market.
Renesas beat Infineon to 2013 leading OE automotive vendor
According to the latest analysis by Semicast Research, Renesas Electronics was the leading vendor of semiconductors to the OE automotive sector in 2013, ahead of Infineon Technologies. STMicroelectronics retained its position as third largest vendor, with Freescale fourth and NXP fifth. Semicast estimates that revenues for OE automotive semiconductors totaled USD 27.1 billion in 2013.
Why Intel might win and ARM can’t lose
September saw the launch of the Z3700 series of Atom processors from Intel, the supplier’s latest assault on the smartphone and tablet processor market. While its market share in applications processors remains small today, Intel continues to aggressively mount a challenge and has firmly parked its tanks on ARM’s lawn.
ARM Passes Fifty Percent Market Share in Automotive
According to findings from the 2013 edition of Semicast’s Embedded Processing Service, the market share for ARM-based embedded processors in the automotive sector is judged to have passed fifty percent in 2012.