This IDC Presentation, or a variation of this Presentation, was given to all clients of IDC's Semiconductors: Wireless and Wired Communications CIS program. It provides a snapshot of the worldwide wireless and wired communications market and looks at some of the key drivers in this industry. It looks at the key semiconductor markets by application and focuses specifically on a few segments/applications that show strong growth prospects through the forecast horizon.
The migration to smartphones is a significant driver of the mobile semiconductor market as the next few years will see strong sales in high-end phones based on LTE and 3.5G air interface technologies. Wireless connectivity semiconductors are driven by bandwidth-hungry consumer and business applications and new business models around home automation and intelligent systems. Both communication and connectivity semiconductors are enjoying a strong product cycle even in the backdrop of a sour economic environment." — Mali Venkatesan and Les Santiago, Wireless and Wired Communications Semiconductors
"The proliferation of mobile devices and cloud services and demand for high bandwidth are creating new opportunities for semiconductor vendors targeting enterprise, datacenter, and mobile communications infrastructure. Fundamental architectural shifts such as software-defined networking (SDN) and the evolution of the mobile access infrastructure with heterogeneous networks (HetNets) of small cells and macro basestations and more intelligence in switching and routing, along with increasing security threats, are transforming the wired communications industry." — Abhi Dugar, research manager, Wireless and Wired Communications Semiconductors
Broadcom Corporation, Apple Inc., Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Texas Instruments Incorporated, NVIDIA Corporation, Avago Technologies Limited, Skyworks Solutions, Inc., Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., MediaTek Inc., Marvell Semiconductor, Inc., Intel Corporation, QUALCOMM Incorporated, TRIQUINT SEMICONDUCTOR, INC., Cavium, Inc., ST-Ericsson AB, CSR Plc, Samsung