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Jan 2017 - Top 10 Predictions - Doc # US42211716

Worldwide Enabling Technologies and Semiconductors 2017 Top 10 Predictions

Authors: Jeff Janukowicz, Soo-Kyoum Kim, Mario Morales, Michael J. Palma, Shane Rau, Les Santiago, Nina Turner, Abhi Dugar

Abstract

This IDC study identifies IDC's top 10 predictions for the worldwide enabling technologies and semiconductor market for 2017. These predictions will be particularly relevant to clients in executive management, strategic management, and product management roles.

According to Les Santiago, research director in IDC's Enabling Technologies research practice, "With a challenging 2017 in store for the semiconductor industry due to the maturation of its traditional drivers such as smartphones and PCs, semiconductor vendors need to be addressing the growth drivers presented by the new opportunities in the cloud, automobiles, and IoT sectors while rightsizing their current businesses to adapt to the new slower growth environment. The right partnerships and/or acquisitions and the ability to navigate to the new paradigm being promoted by the Chinese government's $50 million to $100 billion war chest will be critical to a semiconductor vendor's success in 2017."

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