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Microcontrollers Market is Expected to Reach USD 28.49 Billion Globally in 2018: Transparency Market Research

April 29, 2013

ALBANY, New York, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research
(http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) “Microcontrollers (MCU) Market by Product
(8-bit, 16-bit, 32-bit) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast, 2012
- 2018″, the demand for microcontrollers was 10.64 billion units in 2011, and is expected
to reach over 29 billion units in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 16.0% from 2012 to 2018. In
terms of revenue, the market was valued at USD 15.7 billion in 2011, and is expected to
reach USD 28.49 billion in 2018, growing at a CAGR of 9.0% from 2012 to 2018.

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High growth of the automotive industry is expected to positively impact
microcontroller demand, as a result of the large number of MCUs used in vehicles.
Microcontrollers are used in automotives for purposes ranging from safety to infotainment,
which include airbag control and on-board communication among others. In addition,
increasing penetration of healthcare equipment such as blood pressure monitors, and
portable glucometers which employ microcontrollers is also expected to aid in market
growth. However, the sheer number of participants in the industry vying for market share
is expected to hinder the market over the forecast period.

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The automotive industry dominated the global market, accounting for over 32% of the
overall MCU demand in 2011. MCU demand for industrial applications is expected to reach
8.6 billion units by 2018. The demand for 32-bit MCUs is expected to grow at a CAGR of
16.2% from 2012 to 2018. 8-bit MCUs dominated market demand, with over 40% penetration in
the global market in 2011.

Asia Pacific was the market leader, and accounted for over 35% of global revenue share
in 2011. It is expected to be the largest and fastest growing market, and its revenue is
expected to grow at a CAGR of 9.2% from 2012 to 2018.

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The industry is moderately fragmented, with a large number of participants striving
for product differentiation. Key players in the market include Renesas Electronics
Corporation, Infineon Technologies, Fujitsu, Texas Instruments, and Freescale
Semiconductor, Inc. among others.

The report analyzes the global microcontrollers market on the basis of volume (million
units) and revenue (USD Million) from the period of 2012 to 2018. The market has been
categorized into the following segments:

        - Microcontrollers Market, by Product Type:
        - 8-bit
        - 16-bit
        - 32-bit
        - Microcontrollers Market, by Application:
        - Automotive
        - Industrial
        - Consumer Goods
        - Computer
        - Communications
        - Microcontrollers Market, by Geography:
        - North America
        - EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa)
        - Asia Pacific
        - Rest of the World (RoW)

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