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Global IoT Chip Market to Witness 15.1% CAGR During 2017 – 2023

Published Date:   March 2017

According to a new market research report “Global IoT Chip Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2023 - Industry Insights by Hardware (Processor, Sensor, Connectivity IC, Memory Device, and Logic Device), by Application (Wearable Devices, Healthcare, Consumer Electronics, Building Automation, Industrial, Automotive and Transportation, Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance, Agriculture, Retail, Oil and Gas, and Others)” published by P&S Intelligence, the global IoT chip market is projected to reach $17,285.3 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 15.1% during 2017 - 2023.

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Global IoT chip market worth $4,582.6 million in 2013

Based on the research findings, the global IoT chip market is likely to grow from $4,582.6 million in 2013 to $17,285.3 million by 2023. Concept of IoT is rapidly being adopted by several industries in order to provide ease and efficiency of work. Integration of connectivity competence in large number of devices and applications and development of various networking protocols have appreciably spur the growth of IoT chip market.

Accelerating requirement for application-specific microcontroller units (MCUs) and flexible system on chip (SoC)-type architectures are the major factors propelling the growth of IoT chip market. Moreover, combination of IoT chipsets with integrated connectivity ICs, such as Bluetooth, Near-Field Communication (NFC), and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), are expected to be used in smartphones and other consumer electronic devices to reinforce varied communication protocols. Increasing demand for connected and wearable devices is likely to spearhead the growth of global IoT chip market. The key industry players in the IoT chip market have been making investments in R&D, which is expected to propel the market growth during the forecast period.

Advancement of IoT generates demand for better wireless connectivity technologies to support new segments of   automotive and transportation sector such as connected cars and intelligent transportation system (ITS), which is likely to spur the demand for connectivity ICs in the global IoT chip market.

However, security and privacy of data are the major concerns associated with the usage of IoT chips, which acts as restraint to the global IoT chip market.

Insights on market segments

As per the findings of research, integration of IoT chips in retail applications is expected to register highest growth, during the forecast period. Integration of IoT in retail benefits retailers with enhanced customer experience and increased revenue. In retail, IoT enabled devices and applications are majorly being used to manage inventory, mobile payments, and to advertise. Moreover, technology enhancement in IoT enabled devices and introduction to new technologies are the factors, expected to support the adoption of IoT enabled devices in the retail sector. However, the automotive and transportation sector contributed largest to the IoT chip market. Based on hardware, the market is classified into processor, sensor, connectivity IC, memory device and logic device. Connectivity ICs holds the largest market among hardware components of IoT chip, whereas market for memory devices is expected to register highest growth, during the forecast period. Huge amount of data generated from IoT devices is expected to generate requirement for memory devices in near future. Moreover, huge investments by key industry players in IoT to introduce new IoT based products and devices are expected to increase demand for IoT chips.

North America stand as the largest IoT chip market

Geographically, North America has been the largest market for IoT chip. It has been observed that companies in the region have made huge investments for research and development in IoT industry. North America has been observed as one of the fastest-growing markets in terms of technological advancements, manufacturing operations, and infrastructure. The large-scale adoption of IoT technologies in several industries including retail, automotive and transportation, consumer electronics, building automation, and healthcare is the major factor backing the advancement of the IoT chip market in the region.

Growing need for application specific MCUs and SOC designs bolsters market growth

The factors driving the growth of IoT chip market include increasing growth in the number of networking protocols and accelerating requirement of application specific MCUs and SoC type architecture. Conventional microcontrollers are the general-purpose devices that can address an extensive range of control tasks. Additionally, conventional microcontrollers enable large number of IoT integrated applications. However, despite their flexibility, there still exists a staggering array of inconsistencies from a number of manufacturers. Sometimes the application has specific requirements that device manufacturers are willing and able to develop, application-specific MCUs allow them to get to market faster with a solution.  IoT chips help to integrate connectivity capabilities in number of devices and applications, which is likely to spur the growth of global IoT chip market. Combination of IoT chipsets with integrated connectivity ICs such as Bluetooth, Near-Field Communication (NFC), Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and others are expected to be used in smartphones and other consumer electronic devices to reinforce varied communication protocols.

IoT Chip market is consolidated

The global IoT chip market had a consolidated structure in 2016.  Some of the key players of IoT chip market include Intel Corporation, Qualcomm Incorporated, Texas Instruments Incorporated, NXP Semiconductors N.V., Microchip Technology Inc., MediaTek Inc., STMicroelectronics N.V., Renesas Electronics Corporation, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., NVIDIA Corporation, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices Inc., and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.

By Hardware

  • Processor
    • Microcontroller Unit (MCU)
    •  Application Processor (AP)
    • Digital Signal Processor (DSP)
  • Sensor
    • Accelerometer
    • Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
    • Heart Rate Sensor
    • Pressure Sensor
    • Temperature Sensor
    • Blood Glucose Sensor
    • Blood Oxygen Sensor
    • Electrocardiogram (ECG) Sensor
    • Humidity Sensor
    • Image Sensor
    • Ambient Light Sensor
    • Flow Sensor
    • Level Sensor
    • Chemical and Gas Sensor
    • Motion and Position Sensor
  • Connectivity IC
    • ANT+
    • Bluetooth
    • Bluetooth Smart/Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
    • ZigBee
    • Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi)
    • Ethernet
    • Near-Field Communication (NFC)
    • Enocean
    • Cellular Network
    • Wireless Highway Addressable Remote Transducer (WHART)
    • Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Module
    • Thread
    • Z-Wave
    • ISA100
  • Memory Device
    • Static Random-Access Memory (SRAM)
    • Dynamic Random-Access Memory (DRAM)
  • Logic Device
    • Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)

By Application

  • Wearable Devices
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Building Automation
  • Industrial
  • Automotive and Transportation
  • Banking, Financial Services, and Insurance
  • Agriculture
  • Retail
  • Oil and Gas
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Rest of APAC
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Rest of the World (RoW)
    • Mexico
    • Brazil
    • South Africa
    • Rest of RoW