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Jan 2017 - Top 10 Predictions - Doc # US42211716

Worldwide Enabling Technologies and Semiconductors 2017 Top 10 Predictions

Authors: Les Santiago, Jeff Janukowicz, Soo Kyoum Kim, Mario Morales, Michael J. Palma, Shane Rau, 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."

Coverage

Subscriptions Covered

Enabling Technologies: Cloud and Enterprise Infrastructure , Enabling Technologies: Industrial and Automotive Electronics , Enabling Technologies: Mobile and Tablets , Enabling Technologies: Mobile, PCs, and Tablets , Enabling Technologies: PCs and Servers , Enabling Technologies: Processors and Architectures , Storage Mechanisms: Solid State Storage Technologies , Worldwide Semiconductor Applications Forecaster

Companies Covered

IBM, Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Intel Corporation, QUALCOMM Inc., Cavium, Inc.

Regions Covered

Worldwide

Topics Covered

Air interface, Consumer device semiconductor, Disk storage, Internet of things, Mobile phone chipset and connectivity semiconductor, PCD semiconductor, Serial ATA drive, Wireless and wired communications semiconductor

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