Next Five Years will be Marked by the Penetration of Leading Embedded Processors and DSP into the High-bit-width Microcontroller Markets

Dublin (PRWEB) November 14, 2005

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of War of the Worlds: 16- and 32-Bit MCUs Invade ASIC Applications to their offering.


The upsurge in microcontroller business during 2004 and the positive first numbers being reported by the SIA for 2005 suggest that the industry may see a possible upside of 6% year-to-year vs. 2004. Sales in 2004 were even more generous with the high-end microcontrollers of 16-bits and higher showing an improvement in revenue of approximately 53.5% compared with the year before.


The present microcontroller forecast covers almost all individual, application-level, end-use system product forecasts providing an estimate of microcontroller use in these systems. In some of these systems the microcontroller competes with DSP products, ASICs, ASSP, and for the lower volume systems, with FPGAs.


It is believed that the next five years will be marked by the penetration of leading embedded processors and DSP into the high-bit-width microcontroller markets. ARC, ARM and MIPS for example, are in various stages of penetration into applications such as stand-alone flash memory (ARC), MCU chips (ARM) and microcontrollers aimed at smart cards (MIPS). Analog Devices, CEVA, Freescale, Infineon, StarCore, Texas Instruments, and others have pursued DSP architectures that can also function in control workloads.


This report provides a bit-wise MCU forecast and then provides a market overview, detailed data by market segment, and a forecast for over 80 applications for both 16-bit and 32-bit MCUs.


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